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LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1899. 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 7, ADJOURNED MARCH 11, 1899. 




MANCHESTER, N. H. 

Arthur R. Clarke, Public Printer. 

1899. 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1899. 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 7, ADJOURNED MARCH It, 1899. 




MANCHESTER, N. H. 
Arthur E. Clarke, Public Printer. 
1899. 



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STATE OFFICEES. 



FRANK W. ROLLINS, Governor. 
EZRA S. STEARNS,* Secretary of State. 
SAMUEL H. ^T'&A'KE^, Beputij Secretary of State. 
SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 
ALGERNON WILLIS, Deputy State Treasurer. 
ARTHUR E. CLARKE, Public Printer. 
THOMAS N. ^A^TmG^, President of the Senate. 
FRANK D. CURRIER, Speaker of the House. 
WILLIAM R. JARYIS, Clerk of the Senate. 
HENRY E. BROCK, 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, yBank Commissioners. 

GEORGE W. CUMMINGS,] 
HENRY M. PUTNEY, ) 

JOSIAH G. BELLOWS, > Railroad Commissioners. 
E. B. S. SANBORN, ) 

CHANNING FOLSOM, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 
JULIAN F. TRASK, Commissioner of Labor. 
CHARLES A. DOLE, Secretary of Board of Equalization. 
NAHUM J. BAGR'MuD^'R, Secretary of Board of Agrimliure. 
IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 
ARTHUR H. CHASE, Librarian. 



SUPEEME COUET. 



ISAAC N. BLODGETT, Chief Justice. 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, ^ 

ROBERT M. WALLACE, 

FRANK N. PARSONS, • / r r 

ROBERT G. PIKE, ^ Associate Justices. 

ROBERT J. PEASLEE, 

JOHN E. YOUNG, 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, Attorney- General 

CHARLES B. HIBBARD, Law Reporter. 

* Resigned February 28, 1899. Edward N. Pearaon elected March «. 

243 



LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1899- 



CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12 OF CHAPTER 59 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1S95, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN 
MILITARY OFFICERS. 

Section i Section 

1. Number of aides-de-camp oa staff of 2. Takes effect on passage, 

commander-in-chief. I 

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

Section 1. Amend section 12 of chapter 59 of the Laws of Number of 
1895 by striking out the word "four" in the ninth line of said ^|{^|j^j^^®o^f^™P 
section, and inserting in place thereof the words " not more than commander- 
eight or less than four," so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : " The staiF of the commander-in-chief shall 
consist of an adjutant-general, who shall be ex-officio chief of staff, 
with the rank of major-general; a judge-advocate-general, who 
shall be a counselor-at-law of at least five years' standing ; a sur- 
geon-general, who shall be a graduate of some , incorporated 
school of medicine, and of at least five years' practice ; an in- 
spector-general ; a quartermaster-general ; a commissary-general 

245 



246 



Chapter 2. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



(who shall be the commissary-general named in the constitution), 
— each with the rank of brigadier-general ; and not more than 
eight or less than four aides-de-camp, each with the rank of colonel. 
The adjutant-general shall be appointed by the governor, and 
shall hold his office during the term of office of the governor, or 
until he is removed therefrom as provided in the constitution 
for the removal of military officers. The commissary-general 
shall be elected as required by the constitution, and all other 
staff officers of the commander-in-chief shall be appointed and 
commissioned by him, and shall hold their offices during the 
term of office of the governor, unless removed by him, which he 
may do at pleasure." 

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

[Approved January 17, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 4 OF CHAPTER 191 OP 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, AVITH REFERENCE TO SUITS BY AND 
AGAINST ADMINISTRATORS. 



Section 
1. Exhibition of claim against estate of 
person deceased to be, made within 
one year. 



Section 

2. No suit after two years; exceptions 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Exhibition of 
claim against . 
estate of per- in 
son deceased 
to be made 
within one 
year. 



No suit after 
two years ; ex- 
ceptions. 



Takes eflect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 2 by striking out the word " two " 

the second line of said section, and inserting in the place 
thereof the word " one," so that said section as amended will 
read : " 'No such action shall be sustained unless the demand was 
exhibited to the administrator within one year after the original 
grant of administration, exclusive of the time such administra- 
tion may have been suspended." 

Sect. 2. Amend section 4 by striking out the word " three " 
in the third line thereof, and inserting in the place thereof the 
word " two," so that said section as amended will read : " ISTo 
suit shall be maintained against an administrator for any cause 
of action against the deceased, unless it is begun within two 
years next after the original grant of administration, exclusive 
of the time such administration may have been suspended, ex- 
cept in cases where he has retained estate in his hands for the 
payment of the claim by order of the judge, and cases provided 
for by sections six and twenty-seven of this chapter." 

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

[Approved February 7, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 3, 4. 247 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 192 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE PAYMENT OF EXPENSES 
OF THE EXTENSION OF COMMISSIONERS' HEARINGS IN INSOLVENT 
ESTATES. 

Section 1.— Extension of time for creditors to bring in claims against insolvent es- 
tates not to be allowed without prepayment of probable expense. 

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

Section 1. yection 4 of chapter 192 of the Public Statutes is Extension of 
hereby amended by adding after the end of said section the fol- itors to bring' 
lowing : " Provided, however, that if such extension is asked for agains™insoi. 
the purpose of presentiug a claim which the creditor has failed to ^®^^^^^j*^*® 
seasonably present at the hearings held under the original com- allowed with- 
mission, the extension shall not be allowed until the probable SienTof'"^''" 
expenses of the further hearing, as taxed under the direction of^xpen^e! 
the judge, shall have been paid into court for the benefit of the 
estate." 

[Approved February 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 19 OF CHAPTER 286 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE TREASURER 
OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 

Section 
1. Salary of treasurer of Hillsborough 
county. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the salary of the treasurer of the county o^l^H^^^^vot 
Hillsborousrh hereafter be five hundred dollars, payable as now Hiusborough 
provided by law, and so much of section 19 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. on p^a^ss£^e°.* 

[Approved February 14, 1899.] 



248 



Chapters 6, 6. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF PERSONS MAKING, 
USING, OR HAVING IN POSSESSION BURGLARIOUS IMPLEMENTS. 



Section 
I. Punishment for making, mending, or 
possessing burglar's tools, etc. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Punishment 
for making, 
mending, or 
possessing 
burglar's 
tools, etc. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. "Whoever makes or mends, or begins to make or 
mend, or knowingly lias in his possession, an engine, machine, 
tool, or implement adapted and designed for cutting through, 
forcing, or breaking open a building, room, vault, safe, or other 
depository, in order to steal therefrom money or other property, 
or to commit any other crime, knowing the same to be adapted 
and designed for the purpose aforesaid, with intent to use or 
employ or allow the same to be used or employed for such pur- 
pose, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison not 
exceeding ten years, or by fine not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars and imprisonment not exceeding one year. 

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

[Approved February 14, 1899.] 



CHAPTEK 6. 

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 16 OF THE LAWS OF 1893, RELATING 
TO PERFECTING THE RECORDS OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND 
DEATHS. 



Town clerk 
may retain 
certain fets. 



Section 
1. Town clerk may retain certain fees. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That chapter 16 of the laws of 1893 be amended 
by adding to section 1 the following : " All such fees shall be 
for the benefit of the clerks obtaining, recording, and returning 
such facts, and said clerks shall not be required to pay the same 
into the treasuries of their respective cities or towns, as a part 
of the general fees of their office," so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : " Section 1. That the clerk of each city 
and town in this state shall be paid by such city or town the sum 
of twenty-five cents for obtaining, recording, and returning the 



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Chapter 7. 



249 



facts relating to each birth, marriage, and death, as required by 
the provisions of chapter 173 of the PubHc Statutes, which have 
not been officially reported to him ; and he shall be paid a like 
sum for obtaining and properly inserting in the records and re- 
turns the name of any child which may have been omitted from 
the official return of a birth made to such city or town ; and all 
clerks shall append to their vouchers for fees due them for said 
service a list of the names obtained by them under the provisions 
of this act. All such fees shall be for the benefit of the clerks 
obtaining, recording, and returning such facts, and said clerks 
shall not be required to pay the same into the treasuries of their 
respective cities or towns, as a part of the general fees of their 
office." 

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

[Approved February 14, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT TO DEFINE WHAT SHALL BE DEEMED COUNTY HOUSES OF 
CORRECTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR COMMITMENTS THERETO. 



Section 
1. What to bo deemed county houses of 

correction. ,. 
3. Superintendentof house of correction. 
3. Commitment to jail or to house of 

correction. 



Section 
i. Repealing clause. 
5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. County farm buildings and county jails shall be alemVd coun- 
deemed county houses of correction. coiTectioV^ 

Sect. 2. Where county farm buildings are used as houses ofsuperintend- 
correction, the superintendentof the countv farm shall be the e"*^ of house 

' X. */ Qj cori'GCtioii* 

superintendent of the house of correction, and where jails are 
used as houses of correction the jailor shall be the superintend- 
ent thereof, and vested with all the powers and subject to all 
the duties provided in chapter 283 of the Public Statutes, rela- 
tive to the management of houses of correction. 

Sect. 3. Persons liable to commitment to the county jail for commitment 
any offense may be committed to the jail or to any house of hoise of cor- 
correction in the discretion of the court. rection. 

Sect, 4, All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- ^,^P^*ii"§^ 

„ , . , f , , ^ clause. 

sions 01 this act are hereby repealed. 

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

[Appi-oved February 15, 1899.] onpassage. 



250 Chapters 8, 9. [1899. 

CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 11 OF CHAPTER 152 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES. 

Section 1. Standing financial committee of Friends made body corporate for 
holding and managing property. 

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

standing SECTION 1. Amend section 11 of chapter 152 of the Public 

nfittee of °°™" Statutes by striking out the word "overseers" in the first line 

Friends made Qf gr^jj gection, aiid iusertino; the words " standine; financial corn- 
body corpo- . ' , P T n 1 1 1 1 f-1 

rate for iioid- mittce, SO that said section as amended shall read: "beet, 
managing 11. The Standing financial committee of each monthly meeting 
property. ^^ ^^le people called Friends, or Quakers, shall be a body cor- 
porate, to take and hold in succession grants and donations ot 
real or personal estate made'to the use of such meeting, or to the 
use of any preparative meeting belonging thereto, and to alien 
or manage such real and personal estate according to the terms 
and conditions of the grants and donations, and to prosecute and 
defend in any action touching the same ; but the whole income 
of the grants and donations shall not exceed the sum of five 
thousand dollars a year." 

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT RELATING TO FINES AND FORFEITURES IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Section i Section 

1. Disposition of fines and forfeitures 2. Takes effect from passage; repealing^ 

under fish and game laws. I clause. 

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

Disposition of SECTION 1. All fines and forfeitures hereafter accruing from 

feitures under prosecutions for Violation of the fish and game laws of the state 

faws'!^'^ ^^™® shall be paid into the state treasury and placed to the credit of 

the fish and game detective fund, and may be drawn and used 

by the fish and game commissioners from time to time, as may 

seem necessary, with the approval of the governor and council. 

Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take eflr'ect from its passage, and all 

repeamfl^^^' acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 

ciause. pealed. 

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chaptebs 10, 11. 



251 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 28 OF THE LAWS OF 1897, ENTITLED " AN 
ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 136 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF ANATOMICAL AND SURGICAL 
SCIENCE." 



Section 
1. Exceptions to law regarding disposi- 
tion of bodies requiring burial at 
public expense. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Court convened : 



Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 136 of the Public Statutes, as Exceptions to 
amended by chapter 28 of the laws of 1897, is repealed and the disposition of 
following substituted therefor : "Sect. 3. No such notice need?ngburKr 
be given, nor shall any such bod}^ be surrendered, if any person P^'^^^g^_ 
or persons shall claim it within thirty-six hours after death, and 
take it away and bury it without expense to the town or county 
otherwise liable for the same ; nor shall such notice be given 
or the body be delivered if such deceased person was a stranger 
or traveler who died suddenly ; in which case the body shall be 
buried ; unless it shall clearly appear that said stranger or trav- 
eler was a professional tramp going from place to place subsist- 
ing upon charity, in which case said body shall be disposed of in 
accordance with section 1 ; nor shall such notice be given or the 
body be delivered if such deceased person has served in the army 
or navy of the United States, actually called into service in time 
of war, and honorably discharged from said service." 

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

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Holidays. 



CHAPTER 11 



an act relating to holidays. 



Secti on 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Thanksgiving day and Fast day whenever ap- Holidays, 
pointed, Labor day, the day on which the biennial elections 
are held, the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day 



252 



Chapters 12, 13. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



of May, the fourth day of July, and Christmas day, shall be legal 
holidays, and when either of the four days last mentioned occurs 
on Sunday the following day shall be observed as a holiday. 

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

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 49 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, REL- 
ATIVE TO THE EXAMINATION OF SCHOOL TEACHERS. 



Section 
1. Certificates of quaUflcation for teach- 
ing issued by superintendent of pub- 
lic instruction shall be accepted by 
school committees. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Certificates of 
qualification 
for teaching 
Issued by su- 
perintendent 
of public 
instruction 
shall be 
accepted by 
school 
committoes. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That chapter 49 of the Pamphlet Laws of 1895 be 
amended by striking out the word " may " in the second line of 
section 4, and substituting therefor the word " shall," so that 
said section, as amended, shall read: "Sect. 4. The certifi- 
cates issued under the provisions of this act shall be accepted by 
school committees in lieu of the personal examination required 
by section 6 of chapter 92 of the Public Statutes." 

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

[Approved February 21, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS AND 

CITIES. 



Section 

1. Town or city may appropriate $300 
annually for free hospital bed. 

2. Town or city may appropriate 15,000 
for permanent free hospital bed. 



Section 

3. Contract to be made with hospital in 
such cases. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Town or city SECTION 1. Any towu, at any annual or biennial meeting of 
priatelsoT" the inhabitants thereof duly qualified to vote in town afiairs, 



1899.] Chapter 14. 253 

and any city, by vote of the city council thereof, may grant and annually for 
vote such sum of money, not exceeding three hundred dollars, bed. ^°^^^**' 
for the obtaining of a free hospital bed for the use of such inhab- 
itants of the town or city as are entitled to receive assistance 
from said town or city by reason of their indigent circumstances, 
for a period of not less than one calendar year, as such town or 
city council may deem advisable. 

Sect. 2. Any town at any legal meeting of the inhabitants Town or city 
thereof duly qualified to vote in town aflfairs, and any city, by jfrilte $5,000 
vote of the city council thereof, may grant and vote such sum ofn^en^fi^ee^" 
money, not exceeding five thousand dollars, for the permanent i^ospitai bed. 
endowment of a free hospital bed, for the use of such inhabitants 
of such town or city as are provided for in section 1 of this act. 

Sect. 3. The treasurer of any town or city accepting the pro- contract to be 
visions of this act shall make a contract with such hospital con- IJJfgp^t^i Vn 
cerning the admission of patients into the hospital, and the rates, such cases, 
rules, and regulations governing such admission shall be ap- 
proved by the selectmen of towns or the city council of cities 
before the payment of any money to said hospital. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 14. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 105 OF THE 

LAWS OF 1895, RELATING TO SAVINGS BANKS, STATE BANKS, AND 
TRUST COMPANIES. 



Section 
1. Exemption from law regarding non- 
attendance at meetings. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The provisions of section 3 of chapter 105 of the Exemption 
laws of 1895 shall not apply to directors of trust companies who ga^rdinl^on- 
reside more than five hundred miles from the place of meeting, attendance at 

S/^ mi • Till /"v* • ^^ IllGGLlilg|S» 

ect. 2. Ihis act shall take ettect upon its passage. ^akes effect 

[Approved February 28, 1899.] on passage. 



264 



Chapters 15, 16. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 46 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, RE- 
LATING TO REGIMENTAL HISTORIES. 



Section 

1. Laws for distributing regimental his- 
tories apply to First Regiment New 
Hampshire volunteers in Spanish 
war. 



Section 
2. Repealini 
passage. 



clause; act takes eflFect on 



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



Laws for 
distributing 
regimental 
histories ap- 
ply to First 
Regiment 
New Hamp- 
shire Volunteers in Spanish war. 

Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The provisions of chapter 45 of the laws of 1895, 
and the acts and resolves of which said act is in amendment, 
shall be applicable to the First Regiment of New Hampshire 
Volunteers in the war with Spain. 

in Spanish war. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 16. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 176 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, RELATING TO HUSBAND AND WIFE. 



Section 
1. Conveyance by married woman; re- 
lease of dower or curtesy by minor; 
conveyances between husband and 
wife. 



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



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



Conveyance SECTION 1. Said scction is hereby SO amended as to read as 
WomaA^re- follows : " Scct. 3. A married woman of full age may convey 
oTcuitesy^y^her real estate. A married woman, though not of full age, may 
join with her husband in release of dower. A married man, 
though not of full age, may join with his wife in release of cur- 
tesy. And real estate may be conveyed directly by husband to 
wife, or wife to husband, in all cases where the same thing might 
lawfully be done through the intervention of a third person." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pasage. 
[Approved February 28, 1899.] 



I tesy by 
minor; con- 
veyances 
between 
husband and 
wife. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



1899.] Chapter 17. 255 

CHAPTER17. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 173 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND 
DEATHS. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause. 



Section 

1. If burial not In town of death, copy 
of record of death to be sent'to clerk 
of town of burial. 

3. Copy of record of births, marriages, 
and deaths to be transmitted month- 
ly to state registrar. 

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

Section 1. Section 4, chapter 173 of the Public Statutes, is n burial not 
hereby amended by adding the following: " If the deceased is d" atiZcopV of 
to be buried in a town other than that in which the death oc- d|aui'\o be 
curred, the town clerk issuing the burial permit shall within six sent to cierk 
days forward a duplicate copy of the record of death to the clerk buriaT."^ ° 
of the town where the interment is made ; but no return of said 
duplicate shall be made to the state registrar unless called for," 
so that the section as amended shall read as follows : " Sect. 4. 
Whenever a person shall die, or a still-born child shall be brought 
forth, the physician attending at the last sickness or bringing 
forth shall fill out and deliver to the undertaker, or other person 
superintending the burial of the deceased person, or to the town 
clerk, a certificate, duly signed, setting forth, as far as may be, 
the facts required in the record of a death, according to section 
one of this chapter. It shall be the duty of the undertaker, or 
other person having charge of the burial, to add to the certificate 
the date and place of burial, and having signed the same, to for- 
ward it to the clerk of the town, and obtain a permit for burial. 
In case of a contagious or infectious disease, the certificate shall 
be made and forwarded immediately. If the deceased is to be 
buried in a town other than that in which the death occurred, 
the town clerk issuing the burial permit shall within six days 
forward a duplicate copy of the record of death to the clerk of 
the town where the interment is made; but no return of said 
duplicate shall be made to the state registrar unless called for." 

Sect. 2. Section 8 of the said chapter is hereby amended byCopyofrec- 
striking out the words " annually, on or before the tenth day of marriages, ^' 
January, transmit a copy of such record for the year ending De- tle*fransmit*° 
cember thirty-first next preceding," and inserting in the place to'ltat^e^*^^^ 
thereof the following words: "between the sixth and twelfth registrar. 
day of each month transmit a copy of such record for the pre- 
ceding month, or for any previous month not before reported," 
80 that the section as amended shall read : " Sect. 8. The clerk 



256 



Repealing 
clause. 



Chapter 18. 



[1899. 



of every town shall keep a chronological record of all births, 
marriages, and deaths reported to him, and shall between the 
sixth and twelfth da}^ of each month transmit a copy of such 
record for the preceding month, or for any previous month not 
before reported, to the state registrar. He shall also transmit 
the names, residences, and official stations of all persons wdio 
have neglected to make to him the returns required by law^ relat- 
ing to the subject-matter of such records." 

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

[Approved February 28, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 13 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATIVE TO THE ADMISSION OF APPLICANTS TO THE SOLDIERS* 
HOME. 



Section 
1. Admission to the New Hampshire 
Soldiers' Home. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Admission to 
the New 
Hampshire 
Soldiers' 
Home. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Section 7, chapter 13 of the Public Statutes, is 
hereby amended by striking out all of said section 7, and insert- 
ing instead thereof the following : " No applicant shall be admit- 
ted to the home unless he served in a New Hampshire military 
organization, or in the array or navy of the United States, and 
was credited to this state in a time of war, and was honorably 
discharged from such service ; or [unless] after such service[he] 
has been a resident of this state for the three years next preced- 
ing his application for admission." 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



; 



1899.] 



Chapter 19. 



267 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE SALES UNDER POWERS OF SALE CONTAINED 
IN MORTGAGES OF REAL ESTATE. 



Section 

1. Decree for sale on foreclosure of mort- 
gage containing power of sale. 

2. Report of sale; confirmation or re- 
jection by court; effect of confirma- 
tion. 



Section 

3. Sale under power, without decree; 
notice required. 

4. Record of notice and proceedings, 
and its effect. 

5. Mortgagee may purchase at sale. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. When a power of sale is contained in a mortgage Decree for 
and a conditional judgment is entered, the demandant may, in-cfol^filg 0°/^' 
stead of a writ of possession, have a decree entered that the ^°^;is'^?^ 

TIT 1 It 1 ~t coil LB/111111^ 

property be sold pursuant to such power, and thereupon the de- power of sale, 
mandant shall give such notices and do all such acts as are 
authorized and required by the power or by the court in its de- 
cree. 

Sect. 2. The party selling shall within ten days after the sale Report of 
make to the court, under oath, a report of the sale and of his ation or rejec- 
doings, and file the same in the clerk's office, and the same may effect'of^"'^^*' 
be confirmed and allowed, or set aside and a new sale ordered, ^°"^^'"^^^^°'^- 
as to the court seems just and lawful. Any person interested 
may intervene or be summoned and heard on such proceedings, 
and the order of the court confirming the sale shall be conclusive 
evidence, as against all persons, that the power was duly exe- 
cuted. 

Sect. 3. Instead of such suit and decree of sale, the mortga- saie under 
gee or person having his estate in the premises, or any person ourciecree-*" 
authorized by the power of sale, may, upon breach of the con- J?°^jfj^,g^^ 
dition, give such notices and do all such acts as are authorized 
or required by the power ; but no sale under and by virtue of a 
power of sale in a mortgage of real estate shall be valid and 
eifectual to foreclose such mortgage, unless previous to such sale 
notice thereof has been published once a week for three succes- 
sive weeks in some newspaper, if there is any, published in the 
city or town where the mortgaged premises or some part thereof 
is situated, and if no newspaper is published in such city or town, 
then in some newspaper published in the town in which the reg- 
istry of deeds for the county is situated, the first publication of 
such notice in either case to be not less than twenty-one days 
before the day of sale. 

Sect. 4. The person selling pursuant to the power shall, Record of 
within thirty days after the sale, cause a copy of the notice of proc!e^eaing3, 
the sale, and his affidavit setting forth fully and particularly higan'^ its effect. 
acts in the premises, to be recorded in the registry of deeds in 



258 Chapter 20. [1899. 

the county where the property is situated ; and such affidavit, or 
a duly certified copy of the record thereof, shall be admitted as 
evidence on the question whether the power of sale was duly 
executed. 
nia?pufchase ^ECT. 5. Any mortgagee selling under a power contained in 
at sale. a mortgage given after the passage of this act may, unless the 

mortgage contains a provision to the contrary, be a purchaser at 
the sale. 

onSsSe^ ^^^^' ^- "^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ *^k^ ^^""sct upon its passagc. 
[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT IN REFERENCE TO LIABILITY OF ATTORNEYS TO SHERIFFS 
OR OTHER OFFICERS FOR FEES, SERVICE OF WRITS OR OTHER 
PROCESS. 



Section 
1. Liability for fees of ofHcer serving 
process. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on pasaage. 



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

Court convened: 

Liability for SECTION 1. No attorney shall hereafter be personally liable to 
serving^^'^'^^ any sherifl" or other officer authorized to serve process, for his 
process. fggg q^ expcnscs incurred in the service of any writ or other pro- 
cess placed in his hands for service, except upon an express con- 
tract to pay the fees and expenses thereon. But said officer 
shall have a right of action against the person suing out such 
process. 
Takes eflfect Sect. 2. This act shall take effisct upon its passage, 
on passage. [Approved March 1, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 21. 



259 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF TROUT IN CERTAIN WATERS, 
AND IN AMENDMENT OF CERTAIN SPECIAL ACTS RELATING TO FISH 
AND GAME. 



Section 

1. Square-tail trout protected. 

2. Square-tail trout and black bass pro- 
tected. 



Section 

3. In fishing through ice, lines limited 
to ten except in tide waters. 

4. Season for taking of 'whiteflsh 
changed. 



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



Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to take from square-taii 
the waters of Greenough ponds in Wentvvorth's Location any ed!""^ ^'^""^^^^ 
square-tail trout before the twentieth of May in any year, under 
a penalty of twenty dollars for each fish taken or had in posses- 
sion. 

Sect. 2. That section 2 of a special act passed January ses- square-taii 
sion, 1891, and approved March 31 of that year, being an act b'iack blis 
regulating the size of fish to be taken from certain waters, be p^*'^^^'^®'^- 
and is hereby amended so as to read as follows : " Sect. 2, It 
shall not be lawful for any person to kill, destroy, or have in 
possession, from the waters of Sunapee lake, any square-tail trout 
of a length less than ten inches, or any black bass of a length 
less than eight inches ; or any square-tail trout from the waters 
of the Dimond ponds in Stewartstown o'f a length less than seven 
inches; or any black bass from the waters of Spofford lake in 
Chesterfield, Silver lake in Harrisville, or Granite lake in I^elson 
of a length less than nine inches." 

Sect. 3. That section 1 of the act limiting the number ofinflswng 
lines to be used when fishing through the ice, approved March une^fimitld 
11, 1897, is hereby amended to read as follows : " Section 1. Itl^tkiewS'! 
shall be unlawful for any person to use, except in tide waters 
within the state, more than ten lines, with one hook on each line, 
when fishing through the ice." 

Sect. 4. That section 1 of an act of January session, 1893, season for 
and approved March 30, 1893, relating to whitefish, be^Mtelsh 
amended so as to read as follows: "Section 1, If any person ^^'^^i^sed. 
shall at any time, except between the fifteenth day of January 
and the first day of September, take, catch, kill, or have in pos- 
session, from any of the waters of the state, any whitefish, known 
as shad-waiters, bill-fish, or fresh-water mackerel, he shall be 
fined thirty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, 
or both; one half for use of complainant, the remainder to the 
county, city, or town where such conviction is held." 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



260 Chapters 22, 23. [1899. 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 41 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1897, RELATING TO THE BETTER PROTECTION OF BROOK OR SPECKLED 
TROUT. 

SECTION I Section 

1. Protection of trout. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Protection of SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 41 of the Laws of 1897 is 
hereby amended by striking out the words " of less size than the 
first Connecticut lake," in the fourth and fifth lines of said sec- 
tion, SO that when amended said section shall read as follows : 
" Section 1. That any person who shall, for the whole or any 
part of the time, engage in the business or occupation of fishing 
on any of the streams or ponds of this state for the brook or 
speckled trout, or in the lakes thereof 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." 

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

on passage. |- Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 23. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 10 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1897, MAKING IT LEGAL TO KILL WILD DEER IN THE 
TOWNS OF LYME, DORCHESTER, AND WENTWORTH. 

Section I Section 

1. Protection of wild deer. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

wiidS!""^ Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 10 of the Laws of 1897 is 
hereby amended so as to read as follows : "Section 1. If any 
person shall, between the date of the passage of this act and 
the fifteenth day of September, A. D. nineteen hundred and 
one, capture or destroy any moose or caribou within the limits 
of this state, or shall, within the respective dates aforesaid, cap- 



1899.] Chapter 24. 261 

ture or destroy any wild deer, except in the counties of Car- 
roll and Coos, and the western judicial district of the county of 
Grafton, and the eastern judicial district of said county, and ex- 
cept in the town of Lyme in the southern judicial district of said 
county of Grafton, he shall be fined one hundred dollars, or be 
imprisoned not exceeding three months, or both, for each ofiense, 
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 fine of fifty dollars, 
or be imprisoned not exceeding sixty days, or both, for each 
animal so captured or destroyed." 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 24. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5, CHAPTER 278 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO HOMICIDE AND OFFENSES AGAINST THE 
PERSON. 



Section 
1. Punishment for murder. 



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



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

Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 278 of the Public Statutes of punishment 
this state is hereby amended by striking out all of said section '"'^ murder, 
after the word " imprisonment " in the third line of said sec- 
tion, and inserting in place thereof the words, " for life or for 
such term as the court having cognizance of the ofiense may 
order," so that said section as amended shall read : " Sect. 6. 
The punishment of murder in the first degree shall be death, 
and the punishment of murder in the second degree shall be 
imprisonment for life, or for such term as the court having 
cognizance of the offense may order." 

Sect. 2, All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act takes efifect upon its passage. takere'ffect 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] on passage. 



262 



Chapters 25, 26. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF BROOK AND SPECKLED 
TROUT IN PARTS OF CARROLL AND COOS COUNTIES. 



Section 

1. Protection of speckled trout. 

2. Punishment for violation. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Protection of 

speckled 

trout. 



Punishment 
for violation. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. It shall not be lawful -to catch or take in any man- 
ner brook or speckled trout from any brooks or tributaries 
emptying into the Ellis or the Wildcat rivers, the east branch and 
the west branch of the Saco river, or the ponds in Carter's Notch, 
all in the northern part of Carroll and southern part of Cods 
counties, for the term of six years from the passage of this act. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating this act shall be fined twenty 
dollars for each offense, or be imprisoned thirty days, or both. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 26 



AN ACT TO PREVENT THE ADULTERATION OF CANDY. 



Section 
1. Adulteration of candy;prohlbited. 
3. Punishment for violation; forfeiture 
of adulterated candy. 



Section 

3. Prosecuting attorneys to attend to 
prosecution of offenses. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Adulteration 
of candy 
prohibited. 



Punishment 
for violation 
forfeiture of 
adulterated 
candy. 



Section 1. No person shall by himself, his servant or agent 
or as the servant or agent of any other person or corporation 
manufacture for sale, or knowingly sell or offer to sell, any candy 
adulterated by the admixture of terra alba, barytes, talc, or any 
other mineral substance, by poisonous colors or flavors, or other 
ingredients deleterious or detrimental to health. 

Sect. 2. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars 
($100) nor less than fifty dollars ($50). The candy so adulter- 
ated shall be forfeited and destroyed under direction of the 
court. 



1899.] Chapters 27, 28. 263 

Sect. 3. It is hereby made the duty of the prosecuting at- Prosecuting 
torneys of this state to appear for the people and to attend to attemfuf *° 
the prosecution of all complaints under this act in all the courts ©f offensis!^ 
in their respective counties. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. "^^^^^ «*««* 

A 1 TVT 1 -. lonnT ^ & on passage. 

Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT INSUEANCE MONEY FROM ATTACHMENT IN CER- 
TAIN CASES. 

Section l. Exemption from trustee process of insurance on exempted property. 

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

Section 1. The money, rights, and credits of the defendant Exemption 
in the hands of any insurance company or its agents, shall be pj^Q^ggg^Q^/® 
exempt from trustee process whenever the same is due on ac- insurance on 
count of the loss of, or damage by fire to, any property v^hich by property' 
the laws of this state was exempt from attachment, or levy on 
execution, and the trustee shall not be chargeable therefor. 
Provided, that whenever a building or structure so damaged or 
destroyed was a part of the homestead, only so much of the 
amount due therefor shall be exempt as, together with the value 
of the part of the homestead remaining, if any, shall equal the 
sum of five hundred dollars. 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT RELATING TO DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS. 

Section i Section 

1. Punishment of owner of clog in cer- i i.'. Takes effect on passage, 
tain cases. i 

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

Section 1. Any owner of a dog to whom notice has been punishment 
given that such dog, when at large, had been discovered pursu-JJogYn certain 
ing or harassing moose, caribou, deer, or sheep, or injuring any cases. 



264 



Chapter 29. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



creature, wild or domestic, shall be fined five dollars for the sec- 
ond and each subsequent occasion on which said dog shall be so 
discovered ; and if any dog, at any time, shall maim, injure, or 
destroy any of the animals protected by this act, the owner there- 
of shall be fined, in the case of a wild animal, the same amount 
which the statutes impose upon persons for killing the same 
animals contrary to law. 

Sect. 2, This act shall take efi:ect on its passage. 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 73 OF 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE REPAIR OF HIGH^VAYS 
IN TOWNS. 



Section 

1. Division of town into bigliway dis- 

tricts, and appointment of surveyor 
for eacli district. 

2. Prescribed appropriations for repair 

of highways and bridges. 

3. Expenditure of money raised. 

4. Limitation of districts and Usts of 

persons included. 

5. Bond of surveyor. 

6. Determination of prices to be allowed 

for labor, etc. 

7. Part of tax maj* be expended in an- 

other district. 

8. Insufficiency of taxes in district, how 

remedied. 



Section 
9. Insufficiency of taxes in town, how 
remedied. 

10. Purchase of materials for repair of 

highways and bridges. 

11. Removal of gravel, .etc., from one 

place to another in same district. 

12. Town may act on bill at meeting in 

March, 1899, without article in war- 
rant . 

13. Takes effect only in towns adopting. 

Town may return to present system 
after two years. 



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



Division of 
town into 
highway 
districts, and 
appointment 
of surveyor 
for each 
district. 

Prescribed 
appropria- 
tions for 
repair of high- 
ways and 
bridges. 



Section 1. Each town shall be divided by the selectmen into 
such highway districts as may by vote of the town be deemed 
expedient, and the selectmen shall appoint a surveyor of high- 
way in each district into which said town shall be divided. 

Sect. 2. Each town shall annually, at its annual meeting, 
raise and appropriate for the repair of highways and bridges 
within such town, a sum not less than one fourth of one per cent 
of the valuation of the polls and ratable estate on which other 
taxes are assessed by the town ; and in addition to said sum of 
one fourth of one per cent of the valuation of the polls and estates 
of such towns for taxation, each town may raise as much more as 
they may deem necessary, providing that no town shall be re- 
quired to raise more than fifty dollars per mile for the repair of 
roads and bridges within the town. 



1899.] Chapter 29. 265 

Sect. 3. The money so raised and collected shall be expended ^/pencutuve 

• • 1 • 1 11 /> 1 • 1 °' money 

m repairing highways by the surveyors oi highways, or agents laised. 
appointed for the purpose by the selectmen. 

Sect. 4. The selectmen, on or before the tenth day of May in Limitation of 

t/ «/ CliStl'lCtS 3,11(1 

each year, shall limit the several surveyors' districts, and give to nsts of per- 
each surveyor a list of persons in his district. sons included. 

Sect, 5. Whenever the money to be expended in any highway Bond of 
district shall amount to one hundred dollars or more, the sur- ^ ^®y"^- 
veyor of highways in such district shall give bond with sufficient 
sureties, to the acceptance of the selectmen, for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties of the office ; and his failure to do so for 
ten days after receiving notice of his election or appointment 
shall be deemed a declination of office. 

Sect. 6. The town may determine the prices to be allowed oeteimina- 
for labor, materials, and for use of tools. If not so determined, tcfbVa^iow^ed 
they shall be fixed by the selectmen, and notice thereof shall be ^°^' ^^^°^' ^^^' 
given to the surveyors. 

Sect. 7. When the whole tax in a surveyor's list, in the opin- Part of tax 
ion of the selectmen, is not needed in his district, they may order ™ended in an- 
a part thereof to be expended in another district. °"^^^" '^^^tnct. 

Sect. 8. When the taxes in any surveyor's list, from unfore- insufficiency 
seen accident, are insufficient for his district, the selectmen may dLufct^ how 
order any other surveyor to cause the taxes, or any part thereof ^'®™^'^^^'^- 
in his list, to be expended in that district. 

Sect. 9. If the highway taxes in any town are insufficient for insufficiency 
the suitable repair of highways and bridges therein, the select- ^own^hVw 
men may cause them to be put in repair at the expense of the ^■^™®'^^®^^- 
town. 

Sect. 10. Highway surveyors, upon order of the selectmen, Purchase of 
may purchase timber, plank, and other materials necessary for l^p*^"of^ ^°^' 
the repair of highways and bridges in their district, at the ex- {j^j.f^^^|^'|ys ^^"^ 
pense of the town. 

Sect. 11. They may remove gravel, rocks, or other materials Removal of 
from one part of a highway in their respective districts, doing fro^i^one*^'^'' 
no damage to the adjoining land, to any other part of the same,P|fj^^[o Vlme 
or to any other highway therein, for the purpose of grading or district, 
otherwise repairing the same. 

Sect. 12. Any town may act upon this bill at its annual town on biii'^t^ ^^^ 
meeting in March, 1899, even though no specific reference to^|®^jf^|^i 
such action appears in the warrant for such town meeting. without article in 

Cf . . . ■warrant. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect and be in force in such xakes e ffect 
towns only as may by vote adopt the same, and any town adopt- o°Jy^?^^ towns 
ing this act may afterwards vote to return to the present system town may 
at any time after two years. present ^ 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] two yea ?s"'''' 



266 



Chapter 30. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CERTAIN OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO FISH AND GAME. 



Section 

1. Repeal ot law respecting flsli and 
game wardens. 

2. Protection of moose, caribou, and 
deer. 

3. Witlidrawal of protection for musk- 
rats. 

4. Limit of moose, caribou, and deer 
that may be talcen in open season; 
evidence of violation; transporta- 
tion of such animals; special provi- 
sions for Blue Mountain Forest As- 
sociation. 



Section 

5. Protection of certain birds. 

6. Beach birds in Rockingham county 
not protected after July 15 in any 
year. 

7. Limitation of mode of fishing for cer- 
tain fish. 

8. Protection of salmon and trout. 

9. Protection of brook or speckled trout. 
10. Protection of lobsters. 



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



Section 1. 
strikino: 



That chapter 130 of the Public Statutes be amended 
out sections 11, 12, and 13, relating to the ap- 



Protection of 
moose, cari- 
bou, and deer 



Repeal of law 
respecting i 
flsh and game ^j 

wardens. pointment of fish and game wardens by cities and towns, and 
defining their duties. 

Sect, 2. That section 1, chapter 131 of the Public Statutes, be 
and is hereby amended to read as follows : " Section 1. If any 
person shall at any time, except between the fifteenth day of 
September and the thirtieth day of ISTovember, both days inclu- 
sive, hunt, kill, destroy, or capture any moose, caribou, or deer, 
or shall at any time hunt or kill any of said animals with dogs, 
he shall be fined fifty dollars for each offense, or be imprisoned 
not exceeding six months, or both. Any person may summarily 
dispose of any dog found pursuing or harassing any of the ani- 
mals protected by this section." 

Sect. 3. That section 4 be amended by striking out the words 

for'muskrats. " or muskrats," and inserting between the words "hares" and 
" rabbits " the w^ord " or," so that it will read as follows : " Sect. 
4. If any person shall kill any hares or rabbits 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 impris- 
oned not exceeding thirty days, or both." 

Limit of Sect. 4. That section 6 be and is hereby amended so as to 

Sect. 6. If any person shall take, catch, kill, 



Withdrawal 
of protection 



moose, can- , ^ ^^ 

bou, and deer read aS lOllOWS 

taken'kfop^en ^^ dcstroy, during the open season of any year, any cow moose, 

season; 
evidence of 
violation ; 
transporta- 
tion of such 
animals ; 
special provi 



or more than one bull moose, two caribou, or two deer, he shall 
be punished as provided in section 1 of this chapter, for each 
offense ; and if any person shall have in his possession the car- 
casses or hides of more than the aforesaid number of moose, 
Mountain^'"^^^^^'^^^' ^'^ dccr, or pai'ts thereof, or the carcass or hide, or any 
Forest Associ- part thereof, of any animal, it shall be prima facie evidence that 
he has hunted and killed the same contrary to law ; and no per- 



1899.] Chapter 30. 267 

son or corporation shall transport any of said animals, or parts Protection of 
thereof, unless open to view, tagged, and plainly labelled with^^^ '^"^ 
the name of the actual owner, and accompanied by him, under a 
penalty of fifty dollars ; except that the Blue Mountain Forest 
Association may kill deer and moose within the confines of its 
game preserve as established by chapter 258 of the Laws of 1895, 
until January 15 of each year, and may ship them to points 
without the state at any time when accompanied by a certificate 
of the fish and game commission that they were legally killed ; 
and the fish and game commission shall provide such rules and 
regulations as are necessary for the carrying out of the provi- 
sions of this paragraph without any expense to the state of JSTew 
Hampshire." 

Sect. 5. That section 2, chapter 132 of the Public Statutes, seacb bUds 
be amended so as to read as follows : " Sect. 2. If any person ham county 
shall, between the first day of February and the first day of Au- XiPjuiris^*^ 
gust of any year, take or destroy any plover, yellovvlegs, sand- ^"'^"yy^*'^- 
piper, duck (except sheldrake), or rail, or shall, between the 
fifteenth day of December of any year and the fifteenth day of 
September next following, take or destroy any woodcock, ruflfed 
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 exceed- 
ing sixty days, or both." 

Sect. 6. That section 4 be and is hereby amended to read as 
follows : "Sect. 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to pre- 
vent the shooting of beach birds, so called, within the limits of 
the county of Rockingham, after the fifteenth day of July in any 
year." 

Sect. 7. That section 3, chapter 133, be amended by adding Limitation of 
after the word "trawl" the words "or any fioating device," so fls°i}ng for 
that it will read as follows : " Sect. 3. If any person shall take, fgee^Laws'" 
kill, or fish for salmon, brook or speckled trout, aureolus or isop, chap. 5i, 
golden trout, lake trout, land-locked or fresh-water salmon, bass, amendments 
pike, pike-perch, white perch, or pickerel, in any of the fresh |n^am^°^d^ed** 
waters of this state, in any other manner or with any other do- ggcwoif as 
vice than the ordinary way of angling with a single hook and here given.] 
line, with bait, artificial fly or spoon, he shall be fined not ex- 
ceeding thirty dollars for each often se, or be imprisoned not 
more than thirty days, or both, and shall be liable to a further 
penalty of not more than one dollar for each fish so caught, 
taken, or killed. The having in possession upon any fresh wat- 
ers of this state, or upon the shore of the same, any gill or seine 
net, spear, jack, torch, trawl, or any fioating device, shall be 
deemed ■prima facie evidence of violation of the law by the person 
having the same in possession." 

Sect. 8. That section 4, chapter 133, be amended so as to Protection of 
read as follows : " Sect. 4. If any person shall take, kill, or have trout. 
in his possession, from any of the waters of this state, any young 



268 



Chapter 31. 



[1899. 



Protection of 
brook or 
speckled 
trout. 



Protection of 
lobsters . 



salmon known as parr, smolt, 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 
following, or any lake or square-tail trout, from the first day of 
August to the first day of April next following, except lake trout 
and land-locked 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 prescribed in this 
chapter from the waters of Coos, Grafton, and Carroll counties 
during the month of August, but not during the month of April, 
and from the lakes and ponds only of the aforesaid counties dur- 
ing the first fourteen days of September, — he shall be fined not 
more than fifty dollars for each fish so taken or had in his pos- 
session, or be imprisoned not more than six months, or both." 

Sect. 9. That section 5 be amended by striking out the words 
" at one time," and substituting therefor the words " any one 
calendar day," so that it will read as follows : " Sect. 5. If any 
person shall take or kill more than ten pounds of brook or 
speckled trout any one calendar day, he shall be fined fifty dol- 
lars for each oflense ; and all fish taken in violation of this sec- 
tion may be seized and shall be forfeited to the prosecutor." 

Sect. 10. That section 21 be amended to read as follows : 
" Sect. 21. If any person shall catch, preserve, sell, or expose for 
sale, within this state, any lobster under ten and one half inches 
in length, measuring from one extreme of the body to the other, 
exclusive of claws or feelers, at any time, or shall kill or destroy 
any female lobster while carrying her spawn or hatching her 
young, he shall be fined ten dollars for each lobster so caught, 
killed, sold, preserved, or exposed for sale." 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER .3 1. 

an act in amendment of chapter 112, section 23, of the public 
statutes, and in repeal of all statutory provisions giv- 
ing TO COMPLAINANTS OR PROSECUTORS THE WHOLE OR ANY PART 
OF THE PENALTY IMPOSED FOR THE VIOLATION OF A STATUTE. 



Section 

1. Prosecutor not entitled to any part 

of penalty imposed for violation of 

statute, except city or town prose- 

ecuting for violation of liquor laws. 



Section 

2. Act not retrospective. 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. No complainant or prosecutor, except a city or 
to any part of town through its officcrs, instituting and carrying on the prose- 



Prosecutor 
not entitled 



1899.] 



Chapter 32. 



269 



cutions at the expense of such city or town for the violation of penalty 
any of the provisions of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes, or "ioiatfon of 
amendments thereto, shall be entitled to any part of the tine or cgp\"gj^y q^. 
forfeiture imposed or collected through such prosecution, and ^^1 cuh" ^fo^*^' 
other statutory provisions, whereby the complainant or prose- violation of 
cutor is entitled to the whole or any part of the penalty imposed ^'^"°'' '^'^^• 
for the violation of any other provisions of the Public Statutes, 
or amendments thereto, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall affect any act done, liability Act not letro 
incurred, or any right accrued and established, or any suit or ^p®^*'^"^°- 
prosecution, civil or criminal, pending to enforce any right, pen- 
alty, or forfeiture, or punish any officer under the repealed law. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take takeretfect on 
effect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR 
THE COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH. 



Sectiox 
1. Salary of judge of probate of Hills- 
borough county. 



Section 
2. Repealing 
passage. 



clause ; act takes effect on 



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



Section 1. The annual salary of the judge of probate forj^y^lle^of' 
Hillsborough county shall hereafter be two thousand dollars prot>ate of 

($2,000). ?ounty.'°"^ 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed. This act shall take effect upon its passage, takes^effecton 
[Approved March 7, 1899.] passage. 



270 



Chapters 33, 34. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 33. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND ADDITION TO CHAPTER 272 OF 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, ENTITLED AN ACT TO PUNISH UNNAT- 
URAL AND LASCIVIOUS ACTS. 



Section 
1. Punishment of unnatural and lasci- 
vious acts. 



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



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



Punishment SECTION 1. Chapter 272 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
and"ascivi- amended by adding the following section, which shall be known 
ous acts. g^g section 9 of said chapter : " Whoever commits any unnat- 
ural and lascivious act with another person shall be punished by 
imprisonment for not less than three years and no more than 
five years, or by fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor 
more than one thousand dollars, or both." 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

takes effect on are hereby repealed, and this act shall take efiect upon its pas- 
passage. 



[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4, CHAPTER 40 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
IN RELATION TO TOWNS RAISING MONEY FOR DECORATING SOL- 
DIERS' AND SAILORS' GRAVES. 



Section 
1. Appropriations for decorating graves 
of soldiers and sailois, and mode of 
expending the'sauie. 



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



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



Appropria- 
tions for 
decorating 
graves of 
soldiers and 
sailors, and 
mode of 
expending 
the same. 



Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 40 of the Public Statutes is 
hereby amended by striking out of said section 4 the following 
words : " to defray the expense of decorating the graves of 
soldiers in the late Rebellion, not exceeding two hundred dollars 
yearly," and substituting instead thereof the following : " to 
defray the expense of decorating the graves of soldiers and sail- 
>ors who have served in the army or navy of the United States 



1899.] Chapter 35. 271 

in time of war, not exceedino^ three hundred dollars yearly, 
to be given to and expended by committees appointed by the 
Grand Army of the Republic so long as they shall continue the 
services of Memorial day as originally established and at present 
observed by that organization, and thereafter to such persons 
or organization as shall continue such services in the several 
towns." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^it^u||"" ct 
are herebv repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- takes effect on 

•^ '^ ^ ^ passage. 

sage. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF GUAKDIAN8 BY CONSENT. 

Section I section ^ 

1. Appointment of guardian for person 2. Such guardian .subject to same laws 

on his own application. I as other guardians. 

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

Section 1. Whenever any person shall deem himself unfitted Appointment 
by reason of infirmities of age or other mental or physical dis- f*oi?perfon"on 
ability for the management of his affairs with prudence and ^j^y^^^j^,^ 
understanding, he may apply to the court of probate for the 
county in which he resides for the appointment of a guardian 
over him, and thereupon the judge of probate for such county 
may, without notice or public hearing, appoint some suitable 
person as guardian over him. 

Sect. 2. Such guardian shall give bond to the judge of pro- such guar- 
bate, with suflicient sureties, give notice of his appointment in to'^game^^aws 
the same manner as guardians of insane persons are required by as other 
law to do, and be subject to all provisions of law now in force as^^'^ 
to guardians and estates of their wards. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



272 



Chapters 36, 37. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 33 OF THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1897, IN REGARD TO PROHIBITING FISHING FROM PLEAS- 
ANT POND, IN THE TOWN OF NEW LONDON. 

Section l. Protection of salmon, brook trout, and aureolus in Pleasant pond. 

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

Protection of SECTION 1. That SGctioii 1 of chapter 33 of the Session Laws 
uoXand""'"'' of 1897 be and is hereby amended so as to read as follows : 
lielsin^t"' " Section 1. It shall not be lawful to catch, kill, or have in pos- 
pond. session any salmon, brook trout, or aureolus from the waters of 

Pleasant pond, in New London, except between the iifteenth 
day of Jul}" and the fifteenth day of August (both days inclu- 
sive) of any year, or to catch, kill, or have in possession any of 
the above mentioned fish from the tributaries of said pond, at 
any time, for a period of six years." 
[Approved March 7, 1899.]" 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 76 OF THE LAWS OF 1897, EN- 
TITLED " AN ACT IN RELATION TO HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS." 

Section l. License fees not required of soldiers or sailors in Spanish war. 

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



License fees SECTION 1. Section 9, chapter 76 of the laws of 1897, is hereby 
of°sofdie\^s%r amended by inserting after the word " rebellion," in the second 
Spanish war. ^^^G, and before the word " or," in the same line, the words " or 
in the Spanish-American war," so that said section, as amended, 
shall read : " Sect. 9. Any soldier or sailor disabled in the 
war for the suppression of the rebellion or in the Spanish- Amer- 
ican war, or by sickness or disability contracted therein, or since 
his discharge from the service, shall be exempt from paying the 
license [fees] required by this act." 
[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 



273 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 6 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
ENTITLED >' PUBLIC PRIMTER AND PUBLIC PRINTING." 



Section 

3. Change in term and compensation of 
auditors. 

4. Public printer to present accounts 
niontlily, with receipt showing de- 
livery of work. 

5. Takes effect April 1, 1S99. 



Section 

1. Compensation of public printer. 
Book and pamphlet work. Blank 
and circular work and covers. En- 
velopes, letter-heads, bill-heads, and 
cards. Hour work. Paper and other 
stock. Binding and ruling. Miscel- 
laneous provisions. 

2. Change of number of reports of in- 
surance and bank commissioners to 
be printed. 

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

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 6 of the Public Statutes isCompensa- 
hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor : " Sect, printer?^ 
2. For the faithful discharge of his duties he shall receive com- 
pensation as follows : 



"FOR BOOK AND PAMPHLET WORK, 

" For plain composition, for one thousand ems, forty cents ; laws Book and 
and statutes, for one thousand ems, forty-five cents; irregular wo?k.'^^^* 
column work, for one thousand ems, face measure, sixty-five 
cents ; rule and figure work, for one thousand ems, face meas- 
ure, eighty cents ; any other irregular work, forty cents per hour. 

" Presswork; for form of sixteen pages, five hundred impres- 
sions, or less, two dollars ; for each additional hundred impres- 
sions, fifteen cents. For eight-page forms, law size, five hundred 
impressions, or less, two dollars; for each additional hundred 
impressions, fifteen cents. For eight-page forms, common oc- 
tavo size, five hundred impressions, or less, one dollar and fifty 
cents; for each additional hundred impressions, fifteen cents. 

m 

" BLANK AND CIRCULAR WORK AND COVERS. 

"For plain composition, for one thousand ems, forty cents : ^.'^'^k and 

11 If ,1 -, J, "^ ' circular work 

irregular column work, tor one thousand ems, face measure, and covers, 
sixty -five cents; rule and figure work, for one thousand ems, 
face measure, eighty cents; blank work, with rules adjusted 
into body lines, for one thousand ems, face measure, seventy 
cents ; any other irregular work, forty cents per hour. 

"Presswork, for form of three hundred impressions, or less, 
one dollar; for each additional hundred impressions, ten cents. 

"Paper shall be worked and turned for the purpose of printing 
both sides whenever, in the judgment of the auditor, it is feas- 
ible. 



274 



Chapter 



[1899. 



Envelopes, 
letterheads, 
bill-heatls, 
and cards. 



" For any work not hereinbefore specified, the printer shall re- 
ceive such compensation as shall be judged reasonable by the 
auditors. 

" ENVELOPES, LETTER-HEADS, BILL-HEADS, AND CARDS. 

" For five hundred impressions, including composition, one dol- 
lar and twenty-five cents; each additional hundred, ten cents. 

" HOUR WORK, 



Hour work. 



" For correcting proof by reason of alteration in author's copy, 
forty cents per hour. 



PAPER AND OTHER STOCK. 



Paper and 
other stock. 



" For paper and other stock, an addition of fifteen per cent 
upon the actual cost, to be determined by the auditors. 



" BINDING AND RULING. 



Binding and 
ruling. 



" For binding and ruling, an addition often per cent upon the 
actual cost, to be determined by the auditors. 



" MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS. 



Miscellane- 
ous provi- 
sions. 



Change of 
number of 
reports of 
insurance and 
bank commis- 
sioners to be 
printed. 



" "Work imperatively demanded, and required to be performed 
out of the usual hours of labor, shall be compensated as follows : 
Night work, one and one half times the statutory price of day 
work; holiday or Sunday work, twice the statutory price of day 
work. 

** All printing and binding shall be executed in a workmanlike 
manner, to the acceptance of the secretary of state. " 

Sect. 2. Section four of said cha23ter is hereby amended by 
striking out the words "insurance commissioner" and "bank 
commissioners " in the fifth and sixth lines of said section, so 
that the section, as amended, shall read: "Sect. 4. The secre- 
tary of state is authorized to procure the printing of one thou- 
sand copies of the session laws and journals of the senate and 
house of representatives of each session of the legislature; three 
thousand copies of the report of the state board of health; two 
thousand copies each of the reports of the railroad commission- 
ers, trustees of the asylum for the insane, board of visitors of 
the asylum for the insane, and board of agriculture; eighteen 
hundred copies of the report of the superintendent of public 
instruction ; fifteen hundred copies of the biennial message of 
the governor, and of each of all other reports made to the legis- 
lature, the governor and council, and the secretary of state, an- 
nually or biennially. No extra copies of any of said reports 
shall be paid for by the state." 



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Chapter 89. 



275 



Sect. 3. Section 5 of said chapter is hereby repealed, and the Change in 
following substituted therefor: "Sect. 5. There shall be ap- cmSiD^nsation 
pointed biennially by the governor and council two auditors, *'^^"*^"°'^^' 
both of whom shall be practical printers. They shall each re- 
ceive in full for services and all expenses the sum of two hun- 
dred dollars per year." 

Sect. 4. Section 9 of said chapter is hereby repealed, and the Public printer 
following substituted therefor: " Sect. 9. The public printer account^ 
shall present his accounts to the auditors for allowance and set- n^onP'iy. ■w^ith 

1 11 -i- 1 c -\ c T c t 1 Gceipt suow- 

tlement monthly, wathm ten days alter the first day of each ing cieiivei-y 
month, and shall present a receipt from the secretary of state ° ^°^ 
or person ordering the work, showing delivery thereof, before 
receiving his pay." 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect April 1, 1899. Takes effect 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



April 1, 1899. 



CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT TO EATIFY AND CONFIRM THE ACTION OF THE GOVERNOR 
AND COUNCIL, STATE TREASURER, AND ADJUTANT-GENERAL IN 
THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FIRST REGIMENT NEW HAMPSHIRE 
VOLUNTEERS IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN, AND FOR OTHER PUR- 
POSES. 



Section 

1. Expenditures in Spanish -war ratified. 

2. Payments on account of Spanish war 
to be so charged on treasurer's books. 



Section 

3. Treasurer to receive and credit to 
revenue account sums that may be 
paid by United States. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. All payments and expenditures made by the gov- Expenditures 
ernor and council, or by their authority and direction, in order war^atmed. 
to furnish troops from this state, or for enlisting, arming, equip- 
ping, subsisting, or transporting said troops, under the call of 
the president of the United States for such troops in the war 
with Spain, and all payments and expenditures in any way con-- 
nected therewith, are hereby approved, ratified, and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to charge Payments on 
upon the books of his office to the account of Spanish war, any span?s"h war 
sums heretofore paid on account of the Spanish war, and at pres- chai^gld on 
ent carried as a cash asset of the state, and also any payments to^okr^^'^ 
which may hereafter be authorized on said account. 

Sect. 3. Whenever a settlement with the United States shall ?e'ce?v''e'"lnd° 
be efi:ected for moneys expended in its behalf, the state treas- nu®e'acc° uuF" 
urer is authorized to receive and credit all sums received from sums that 
the United States to the revenue account. ^j united staLs.*^ ^^^^ 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] on passage. 



276 



Chapters 40, 41. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT EEGULATING THE INVESTMENT OF CERTAIN TRUST FUNDS 
HELD BY TOT\T^S AND CITIES. 



Section 

1. Trust funds for care of cemetery or 
lot. 

2. Act not in force except in town or 
city so voting. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Trust funds 
for care of 
cemetery or 
lot. 



Act not in 
force except 
in town or 
city so voting. 
Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Any town or city which now holds or hereafter 
may hold in trust, by bequest or otherwise, any fund for the care 
of any cemetery or any private lot therein may pay the same 
into the town or city treasury, and so long as the same remains 
therein, said town or city shall pay thereon an annual income at 
the rate of three and one half per cent; which income shall be 
expended in accordance with the terms of the trust by which 
said fund or funds is held. 

Sect. 2. This act shall not be in force except in such towns 
and cities as by vote of the town or city council' shall so elect. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 20 OF CHAPTER 224 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, IN RELATION TO WITNESSES. 



Section 
1. lestimony of husband or wife of 
party. 



Section 

2. Act does not apply to pending actions^ 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



?,^!^i"^"J°* Section 1. Section 20 of chapter 224 of the Public Statutes 
wife of party, jg hereby amended by inserting therein alter the word "testify 
the words "against the other," and inserting after the word 
" nor " the words " shall either be allowed in any case to tes- 
tify," so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
" Sect. 20. Husband and wife are competent witnesses for or 



1899.] Chapter 42. 277 

against each other in all cases civil and criminal, except that 
neither shall he allowed to testify against the other as to any 
statement, conversation, letter, or other communication made to 
the other or to another person, nor shall either be allowed in any 
case to testify as to any matter which in the opinion of the court 
M^ould lead to a violation of marital confidence." 

Sect. 2. This act shall not relate to witnesses in any action -^ct does not 
which may he pending in court at the time of its passage. ing actions. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] ou passage. 



CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAIMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICUL- 
TURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 

Section i Section 

Preamble. 3. To begin on receipt of gift. 

1. State accepts gift and terms thereof. 4. To be paid semi-annually. 

2. Appropriations guaranteed. ' 5. Takes effect on passage. 

Whereas, Hamilton Smith of Durham, in this state, has Preamble. 
ofi:ered to donate the sum of ten thousand dollars to the state of 
New Hampshire for the benefit of the New Hampshire College 
of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts for the purpose of estab- 
lishing four scholarships, to be called the Valentine Smith schol- 
arships, and 

Whereas, The said donation involves certain conditions, 
namely, that the sum of four hundred dollars be appropriated 
annually from the treasury of the state for the purpose of paying 
to the treasury of the said college interest upon said donation at 
the rate of four cent, now, therefore 

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

Section 1. That the state of New Hampshire does hereby ac- state accepts 

•TT • Ti-T'ip n ifn 1 T • giftandterms 

cept said donation, and bind itselt to lulfill the conditions as thereof, 
specified in the deed of gift, and does hereby promise to execute 
the said trust in full accord with the terms of said trust. 

Sect. 2. That the state, in compliance with the conditions of Appropria- 
the said trust, guarantees to appropriate, and does hereby appro- teed! ^"'^^^^ 
priate annually, the sum of four hundred dollars, namely, in- 
terest upon the amount of ten thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. That the interest thus appropriated shall be computed to begin on 
from the date of the receipt by the treasurer of the state of the ^®*^®^^ ° ^^ 
ten thousand dollars specified in the contract of gift. 



278 



To be paid 
semi-annu- 
ally. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Chapter 43. 



[1899. 



Sect. 4. That beginning with the date of said receipt by the 
treasurer of the state, said treasurer shall pay to the treasurer of 
the college, in semi-annual installments, the amount of four hun- 
dred dollars annually as hereby appropriated. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take eti'ect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, RELATIVE TO TIMES AND PLACES FOR HOLDING COURTS OF 
PROBATE. 



Section 
1. Terms in Rockingham county. 



Section 
2. Takes effect from May 1, 1899. 



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



Terms in 

Rockingham 

county. 



Takes effect 
from May 1, 
1899. 



Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 184 of the Public Stat- 
utes is hereby amended by striking out all of said section after 
the second line, and inserting instead the following : " For the 
County of Rockingham, — at Exeter, on the Wednesday next fol- 
lowing the third Tuesday of July, and on the Wednesday next 
following the first Tuesday of every month, except August; at 
Portsmouth, on the first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, 
September, and November ; at Derry, on the first Tuesday of 
February, June, and October, and on the fourth Tuesday of De- 
cember ; at Raymond, on the first Tuesday of April and Decem- 
ber, and on the third Tuesday of July ; at Hampton, on the 
fourth Tuesday of February and July." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after the first day 
of May, A. D. 1899. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 44, 45. 279 



CHAPTER 44. 

AX ACT PROTECTING EAGLES. 

Section I Section 

1. Bald eagles protected for three years. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. If any person shal], for a period of three years Jf^f^^t^ies^ 
from and after the passage of this act, kill any American or bald three years, 
eagle he shall be punished by a fine of forty dollars for each 
bird so killed, or be imprisoned not exceeding three months, or 
both. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] ^'^ ^^''^^'• 



CHAP.TER 45. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 284 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 



Section 

1. Appointment of treasurer of the In- 
dustrial School. 

2. Bonds of superintendent and treas- 
urer.] 



Section) 

3. Duties of treasurer. 

4. Discharge for good conduct. 

5. Special and general repealing clause; 
act takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 4 of said chapter is hereby amended by Appointme^nt 
inserting after the word " superintendent," and before the word the industrial 
" teachers," where they occur in said section, the word " treas- ®^^°°^' 
urer," so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows : 
" Sect. 4. The trustees shall annually choose a president and 
clerk, and from time to time appoint a superintendent, treasurer, 
teachers, and other necessary officers and agents, and may re- 
move them at pleasure, and, subject to the approval of the gov- 
ernor and council, they shall fix the compensation of such ap- 
pointees." 

Sect. 2. The superintendent and treasurer, before entering Bonds of su- 
upon their duties, shall each give bond to the state in a sum and an" treasui^rj 
with sureties satisfactory to the governor and council, con- 
ditioned faithfully to perform their respective duties, and to ac- 



280 



Chapter 46. 



[1899. 



Duties of 
treasurer. 



Discharge for 
good conduct. 



Special and 
general 
repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



count for all moneys and property received by them in tlieir 
respective offices, which bonds shall be deposited in the office of 
the secretary of state. 

Sect. 3. The treasurer shall receive all moneys belonging to 
the institution, and shall pay them out on orders drawn upon 
him by the trustees, or, under their direction, by the president 
and clerk for the time being. He shall keep, in suitable books, 
regular and complete accounts of all moneys received and all 
moneys disbursed by him, and shall render accounts thereof to 
the trustees annually, and at such other times as they may re- 
quire. 

Sect. 4. Section 21 of said chapter 284 is hereby amended 
by striking out the words " at an annual examination, when," 
where they occur in said section, and inserting in place thereof 
the word " whenever," so that said section, as amended, shall 
read as follows : " Sect. 21. Any scholar distinguishing himself 
by obedience, diligence, and good conduct, may be discharged 
by the trustees whenever they shall deem such discharge for his 
best interest and that of the school." 

Sect. 5. Section 9 of said chapter 284, and also all acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed ; and 
this act shall take effect and be in force upon its passage. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 4 6. 

AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF LINES TO BE USED IN FISHING 
AT SUNAPEE LAKE. 



Section 
1. Regulation of flsliing in Sunapee 
lake. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Regulation of 
fishing in Sun- 
apee lake. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to use, or 
have in use, in fishing from the waters of Sunapee lake, any 
hand lines, so called, except in trolling, nor more than two 
lines attached to rods, under a penalty of ten dollars for each 
hand [line], or rod and line in excess of said number, so used. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 47, 48. 281 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT TO CEDE CERTAIN LAND IN GENERAL MILLER PARK FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A UNITED STATES SIGNAL STATION. 

Section I Section 

1. Cession for signal station authorized. I 2. iTakes effect from passage. 

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

Section 1. That his excellency the governor and the honor- cession for 
able council be hereby authorized and empowered to cede to the^H^'^^-^'^i^^'^ 

__.-„ •^ , 11- 1 r- ^ authorized. 

United btates government whatever land it may need lor the 
purpose of establishing a signal station on the state reservation 
known as the General Miller park, situated near the towns of 
Temple and Peterborough. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] from passage. 



CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF FISH THROUGH THE ICE FROM 
THE WATERS OF . MASSABESIC LAKE, IN MANCHESTER AND AU- 
BURN, AND OTHER SPECIFIED WATERS. 

Section I Section 

1. Fishing through ice in certain waters 2. Punishment for violation, 

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

JBe 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- Wishing 
ner through the ice any kind of fish in the waters of Massabesic ^^^j.^amwafer" 
lake in Manchester and Auburn, Mascoma lake in Lebanon and prohibited for 
Enfield, Spectacle pond in Enfield and Grafton, Hart's pond in^o^^'^y^^^s- 
Canaan, Goose pond in Canaan and Hanover, or Otternic pond 
in Hudson, for the term of four years from and after March 25, 
1899. 

Sect. 2. Any person violatine; the provisions of this act shall Punishment 

1 foT violation 

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. Takes effect 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] ^'^ p'^''^^^" 



282 



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[1899. 



CHAPTEK 49. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8 OE CHAPTER 53 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO ANNUAL MEETINGS OF VILLAGE DIS- 
TRICTS. 



Section 
1. Time for annual meetings of village 
districts. 



Section 
2. Talies effect on passage. 



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



Time for an- 
nual meetings 
of village 
districts. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 8 of chapter 53 of the Public Stat- 
utes be and hereby is amended by inserting after the words 
" in the month of March of each year," the words " and sub- 
sequent to the second Tuesday in said month," so that that sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: "Sect. 8. The annual 
meetings of such districts shall be holden in the month of 
March of each year, and subsequent to the second Tuesday in 
said month, beginning with the March next succeeding the es- 
tablishment thereof." 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 112, SECTION 28, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF JUSTICES AND POLICE 
COURTS. 



Section 
1. When offender against liquor laws to 
be ordered to recognize for appear- 
ance at supreme court. 



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



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



I^a|°afn?t"^' . SECTION 1. Sectiou 28 of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes 
liquor laws to is hereby amended by inserting in the second line, between the 
recognize for words "chapter" and "the," the words "which said justice 
suprenfe'^*^^ ^* or policc court has not jurisdiction to hear and determine," so 
court. "tijat said section as amended shall read as follows, viz. : " Sect. 

28. If upon proceedings had before a justice or police court for 
any offense mentioned in this chapter, which said justice or po- 
lice court has not jurisdiction to hear and determine, the accused 



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Chapter 51. 



283 



shall plead not guilty, and the justice or court, on hearing the evi- 
dence, is of the opinion [that] he is guilty of the offense charged, 
the justicelor court shall order the offender to recognize, with two 
or more sufficient sureties, in a sum not less than two [hundred] 
nor more than four hundred dollars, to appear at the next term of 
the supreme court for the county at which a grand jury is re- 
quired to be present, and to abide the order of the court, and in 
the meantime [to] be of good behavior, and not to violate any pro- 
vision of this chapter, and to stand committed till the order is 
complied with." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Kepeaiing 
are hereby repealed. This act shall take effect on its passage, takes^e'tilcton 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] passage. 



CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14 OF CHAPTEK 211 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, MAKING THE COMPENSATION OF SPECIAL JUSTICES IN 
POLICE COURTS TAXABLE AS COSTS AGAINST RESPONDENTS IN 
CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 
1. Compensation of justice sitting in po- 
lice court by request; compensa- 
tion of special justice may be taxed 
as costs. 



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



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



Section 1. Section 14 of chapter 211 of the Public Statutes fj^^Pf'^^gtj 
is hereby amended by adding at the end of the section the fol- sitting in 
lowing words, viz. : " Whenever the justice attending, as afore- by^request? 
said, as provided in section four of said chapter, is not a resident ^^"Pg^'^^^f^^'^^ 
of the town in which such court is situated, and is a person tJce may be 

T I'.ii 1 1 n 1 'i Ti taxed as costs. 

learned m the law, he may be allowed a sum not exceeding ten 
dollars per day, and six cents a mile for his travel to and from 
said court. In the discretion of the court the compensation 
provided for special justices under the provisions of said section 
fourteen maybe taxed as costs against the respondents in criminal 
proceedings," so that said section as amended shall read : 
" Sect. 14. The special justice of a police court shall be paid by 
the town two dollars a day for the time of actual service by him. 
A justice attending by request of the court, as provided in sec- 
tion four, shall be paid by the town likejcompensation, and six 
cents a mile for his travel to and from the court. Whenever the 
justice attending, as aforesaid, as provided in section four of 
said chapter is not a resident of the town in which such court 



284 



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[1899. 



is situated, and is a practicing lawyer,* he may be allowed a sum 
not exceeding ten dollars per day, and six cents a mile for his 
travel to and from said court. In the discretion of the court 
the compensation of two dollars per diem,t provided for special 
justices, under the provisions of said section fourteen, may be 
taxed as costs against the respondents in criminal proceedings." 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

takes e'fifect on are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
"" passage. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 52. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8, CHAPTER 31 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, ENTITLED AN ACT RELATING TO THE RIGHTS AND 
QUALIFICATIONS OF VOTERS. 



Section 
1. Voter moTing from one ward to an- 
other in same city "within six months 
may vote in former ward. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



BJ-U; 



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



Voter moving SECTION 1. Add to scction 8 in said chapter the following 
ward to an- proviso : '■'■ j^rovided, however^ that any legal voter moving from 
city within™^ 0^6 Ward to another ward in the same city of said state within 
may votl'Yn ^^^ mouths uext prior to any election shall not be deprived of 
former ward, his right of votiug at such election in the ward from which he 
removed, if, prior to such removal, he shall file a declaration in 
writing with the city clerk of said city, that he intends to vote 
at such election in the ward from which he removed," so that 
said section shall read as follows : " ^o person shall be consid- 
ered as dwelling or having his home in any town, for the pur- 
pose of voting or being voted for at any meeting, unless he shall 
have resided within such town six months next preceding the 
day of meeting ; 'provided, however, that any legal voter moving 
from one ward to another ward in the same city of said state 
within six months next prior to any election shall not be de- 
prived of his right of voting at such election in the ward from 
which he removed, if, prior to such removal, he shall file a dec- 
laration in writing with the city clerk of said city, that he 
intends to vote at such election in the ward from which he 
removed." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efiect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 8, 1899.] 

*The words "practicing lawyer" were here substituted in the origins,! act (by 
erasure and interlineation) for the words " person learned in the law," but a corre- 
sponding change was not made in lines 5 and 6. 

jThe words " of two dollars per diem" were here interlined in the original act, 
but not in the corresponding place in line 9. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



1899.] 



Chapters 53, 54. 



285 



CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5, CHAPTER lo9 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, IN RELATION TO GRADE CROSSINGS. 

Section l. Signs at railway crossings. 

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

Section 1. That section 5 of chapter 159 of the Public Stat- signs at ran- 
utes be amended by striking out the words "a uniform " in ^]^g '^^y "°s8ing8 
first line of said section, and by adding the letter "s" to the 
word ''pattern" in the second line of said section, so that said 
section will read as follows : " Such signs shall be constructed 
upon patterns to be determined by the board of railroad com- 
missioners; but signs already in use that are legible may be 
continued in use until there is occasion for their renewal." 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

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



Section 
]. Ne"VT apportionment. 



Section 
2. Taxes to be apportioned accordingly 
till new apportionment. 



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

Section 1. That of every thousand dollars of public taxes here- New appor- 
after to be raised, the proportion which each town and place ^ ™''^ ' 
shall pay, and for which the treasurer of the state is hereby 
authorized to issue his warrant, shall be as follows, to wit : 



Rockingham County, $138.42. 

Atkinson, one dollar and twenty-nine cents . 
Auburn, one dollar and fifty-eight cents 
Brentwood, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 
Candia, two dollars and fourteen cents . 
Chester, one dollar and eighty-one cents 
Danville, seventy-seven cents .... 
Deerfield, two dollars and forty-three cents . 
Derry, five dollars and ninety-seven cents 



Bockingbam. 



$1.29 
1.58 
1.28 
2.14 
1.81 
.77 
2.43 
5.97 



286 



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[1899. 



East Kingston, ninetj-one cents 
Eppiug, three dollars and ten cents 
Exeter, fourteen dollars and sixty-five cents 
Fremont, one dollar and nine cents 
Greenland, one dollar and eighty-eight cents 
Hampstead, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 
Hampton, two dollars and sixty-four cents 
Hampton Falls, one dollar and twenty-four cents 
Kensington, one dollar and two cents . 
Kingston, one dollar and thirty-one cents 
Londonderry, two dollars and ninety-two cents 
Newcastle, one dollar and twelve cents . 
Newfitlds, one dollar and forty-two cents 
Newington, one dollar and thirteen cents 
Newmarket, five dollars and thirty-two cents 
Newton, one dollar and thirty-one cents 
North Hampton, two dollars and seventy-one cents 
Northwood, two dollars and forty-nine cents . 
Nottingham, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 
Plaistow, one dollar and twenty-seven cents . 
Portsmouth, fifty-five dollars and eighty-five'cents 
Raymond, two dollars and three cents . 
Eye, three dollars and ninetj^-one cents 
Salem, two dollars and sixty -three cents 
Sandown, sixty-five cents .... 
Seabrook, one dollar and twelve cents . 
South Hampton, seventy-three cents 
Stratham, two dollars and twelve cents 
AVindham, one dollar and forty-one cents 

Strafford. StRAFFORD CoUNTY, $101.46. 

Barrington, two dollars and twenty-nine cents 

Dover, forty-two dollars and nineteen cents . 

Durham, two dollars and eighty-eight cents . 

Farmington, five dollars and forty-four cents 

Lee, one dollar and forty-nine cents 

Madbury, one dollar and thirty-two cents 

Middleton, thirty-nine cents . 

Milton, three dollars and eighteen cents 

New Durham, eighty-four cents 

Rochester, nineteen dollars and fifty-two cents 

Rollinsford, five dollars and thirtj^-eight cents 

Somersworth, fourteen dollars and thirty -four cents 

Strafibrd, two dollars and twenty cents . 



$0.91 
3.10 

14.65 
1.09 
1.88 
1.78 
2.64 
1.24 
1.02 
1.31 
2.92 
1.12 
1.42 
1.13 
5.32 
1.31 
2.71 
2.49 
1.39 
1.27 

55.85 
2.03 
3.91 
2.63 
.65 
1.12 
.73 
2.12 
1^41 



$2.29 

42.19 
2.88 
5.44 
1.49 
1.32 
.39 
3.18 
.84 

19.52 
5.38 

14.34 
2.20 



Beik'iap. Belknap County, $46.61. 

Alton, two dollars and sixty-eight cents 
Barnstead, two dollars and twenty-six cents . 



$2.68 
2.26 



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Chapter 54. 



287 



Belmont, two dollars and fortj-two cents 
Center Harbor, one dollar and twenty cents . 
Gilford, one dollar and seventy-one cents 
Gilmanton, two dollars and thirty-two cents . 
Laconia, twenty-one dollars and thirty-two cents 
Meredith, three dollars and forty-three cents 
New Hampton, one dollar and fiftj^-two cents 
Sanbornton, two dollars and ten cents . 
Tilton, five dollars and sixty-five cents . 

Carroll County/ $26.70. 

Albany, twenty-four cents .... 
Bartlett, one dollar and fifty-nine cents . 
Brookfield, fifty-three cents .... 
Chatham, twenty-eight cents 
Co.iway, three dollars and sixty-two cents 
Eaton, forty-three cents ..... 
Effingham, eighty cents ..... 
Freedom, one dollar and two cents 
Hart's Location, fourteen cents 
Jackson, one dollar and three cents 
Madison, seventy cents ..... 
Moultonborough, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 
Ossipee, two dollars and twenty-three cents . 
Sandwich, one dollar and eighty-three cents . 
Tamworth, one dollar and sixty cents . 
Tuftonborough, one dollar .... 
Wakefield, three dollars and thirty-four cents 
Wolfeborough, four dollars and ninety-four cents 



$2.42 
1.20 
1.71 
2.32 

21.32 
3.43 
1.52 
2.10 
5.65 



Carroll 



$0.24 

1.59 

.53 

.28 

3.62 

.43 

.80 

1.02 

.14 

1.03 

.70 

1.38 

2.23 

1.83 

1.60 

1.00 

3.34 

4.94 



Merrimack County, $150.77. 

AUenstown, two dollars and fifty-nine cents 
Andover, two dollars and twenty-three cents , 
Boscawen, two dollars and eighty-one cents . 
Bow, one dollar and ninety-four cents . 
Bradford, two dollars and twenty-six cents 
Canterbury, two dollars and nineteen cents . 
Chichester, one dollar and eighty-nine cents . 
Concord, seventy-two dollars and twenty-seven cents 
Danbury, one dollar and twenty-seven cents . 
Dunbarton, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 
Epsom, one dollar and seventy-one cents 
Franklin, fifteen dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Henniker, three dollars and seventy-four cents 
Hill, one dollar and seven cents .... 
Hooksett, three dollars and forty-nine cents . 
Hopkinton, four dollars and seventy-two cents 
Loudon, three dollars and one cent 



Merrimack 



$2.59 
2.23 
2^81 
1.94 
2.26 
2.19 
1.89 

72.27 
l!27 
1.77 
1.71 

15.37 
3.74 
1.07 
3.49 
4.72 
3.01 



288 



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[1899. 



IN'ewbury, one dollar and thirty-seven cents . 
New London, one dollar and eighty-eight cents 
ISTorthfield, two dollars and forty-one cents 
Pembroke, five dollars and sixty-nine cents . 
Pittsfield, five dollars and forty-six cents 
Salisbury, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 
Sutton, one dollar and fifty-six cents . . 
"Warner, three dollars and eighty-six cents 
Webster, one dollar and seventy-one cents 
Wilmot, one dollar and twenty-two cents 



il.37 
1.88 
2.41 



69 
46 
,28 
56 
,86 
71 
,22 



HUlsborough. HiLLSBOROUGH CoUNTY, $289.79. 

Amherst, three dollars and fourteen cents 
Antrim, two dollars and ninety-seven cents . 
Bedford, three dollars and twenty-one cents 
Bennington, one dollar and ten cents 
Brookline, one dollar and thirty-one cents 
Deering, ninety-seven cents .... 

Francestown, one dollar and eighty-three cents 
Goffstown, six dollars and fiftj'-one cents 
Greenfield, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 
Greenville, two dollars and seventy cents 
Hancock, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 
Hillsborough, five dollars and forty cents 
Hollis, two dollars and forty-six cents . 
Hudson, three dollars and twenty-two cents . 
Litchfield, one dollar and eighteen cents 
Lyndeborough, one dollar and fourteen cents 
Manchester, one hundred and fifty dollars and twenty 
eight cents ....... 

Mason, one dollar and sixteen cents 
Merrimack, three dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Milford, nine dollars and thirty-four cents 
Mont Vernon, one dollar and fourteen cents . 
Nashua, sixty dollars and eighty-one cents 
New Boston, three dollars and ten cents 
New Ipswich, two dollars and eight cents 
Pelham, one dollar and ninety-one cents 
Peterborough, six dollars and sixty-four cents 
Sharon, twenty-five cents .... 

Temple, seventy-one cents .... 

Weare, three dollars and sixty-three cents 
"Wilton, five dollars and twenty-four cents 
Windsor, twelve cents ..... 



3.14 
2.97 
3.21 
1.10 
1.31 
.97 
1.83 
6.51 
L28 
2.70 
1.59 
5.40 
2.46 
3.22 
1.18 
1.14 



150.28 

1.16 

3.37 

9.34 

1.14 

60.81 

3.10 

2.08 

1.91 

6.64 

.25 

.71 

3.63 

5.24 

.12 



Cheshire. CHESHIRE CoUNTY, $78.74. 

Alstead, two dollars and nine cents, 
Chesterfield, two dollars and fifty cents 



$2.09 
2.50 



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Chapter 54. 



289 



Dublin, two dollars and thirtj-three cents 

Fitzwilliam, two dollars and one cent . 

Gilsum, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 

Harrisville, one dollar and forty-five cents 

Hinsdale, four dollars and four cents 

Jaffrey, four dollars and seven cents 

Keene, twenty-nine dollars and twenty-four cents 

Marlborough, three dollars . 

Marlow, one dollar and forty-six cents . 

ISTelson, fifty-seven cents 

Richmond, eighty-nine cents . 

Rindge, two dollars and forty-six cents 

Roxbury, thirty-three cents . 

Stoddard, seventy-eight cents 

Sullivan, sixty-one cents 

Surry, seventy-four cents 

Swanzey, three dollars and forty-three cents 

Troy, two dollars and six cents 

Walpole, six dollars and twenty-six cents 

Westmoreland, two dollars and seven cents 

"Winchester, five dollars and six cents . 



$2.33 

2.01 

1.29 

1.45 

4.04 

4.07 

29.24 

3.00 

1.46 

.57 

.89 

2.46 

.33 

.78 

.61 

,74 

3.43 

2.06 

6.26 

2.07 

5.06 



Sullivan County, $38.08. 



Sullivan. 



Acworth, one dollar and sixteen cents . 
Charlestown, three dollars and forty cents 
Claremont, thirteen dollars and forty-eight cents 
Cornish, one dollar and eighty-six cents 
Croydon, seventy-seven cents 
Goshen, sixty cents 
Grantham, fifty-four cents 
Langdon, eighty-seven cents . 
Lempster, sixty-five cents 
Newport, eight dollars and thirty-eight cents 
Plainfield, one dollar and ninety-eight cents , 
Springfield, fifty-seven cents .... 
Sunapee, one dollar and ninety-one cents 
Unity, eighty-six cents, .... 

Washington, one dollar and five cents . 



$1.16 

3.40 

13.48 

1.86 

.77 

.60 

.54 

.87 

.65 

8.38 

1.98 

.57 

1.91 

.86 

1.05 



Grafton County, $82.34. 



Grafton. 



Alexandria, ninety-nine cents 
Ashland, two dollars and fifty cents 
Bath, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 
Benton, forty-three cents 
Bethlehem, three dollars and five cents . 
Bridgewater, fifty-four cents . 
Bristol, four dollars and eleven cents 
Campton, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 

4 



$0.99 
2.50 
1.79 

.43 
3.05 

.64 
4.11 
1.59 



290 



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[1899. 



Canaan, two dollars and sixty cents 

Dorchester, thirty-seven cents 

Easton, fifty-six cents .... 

Ellsworth, eleven cents .... 

Enfield, three dollars and thirty-three cents 

Franconia, one dollar and sixty cents 

Grafton, one dollar and forty-six cents . 

Groton, forty-two cents .... 

Hanover, five dollars and seven cents . 

Haverhill, five dollars and fifty-four cents 

Hebron, forty-six cents .... 

Holderness, one dollar and one cent 

LandafF, one dollar and two cents . 

Lebanon, eleven dollars and thirty-six cents 

Lincoln, ninety-eight cents 

Lisbon, four dollars and seventy-one cents 

Littleton, seven dollars and fifty cents . 

Livermore, one dollar and twenty-seven cents 

Lyman, sixty-eight cents 

Lyme, two dollars and two cents . 

Monroe, one dollar and eleven cents 

Orange, twenty-six cents 

Orford, one dollar and forty-eight cents . 

Piermont, one dollar and twenty-seven cents 

Plymouth, five dollars and four cents 

Rumney, one dollar and sixty-four cents 

Thornton, sixty-eight cents . 

"Warren, one dollar and forty-one cents . 

Waterville, fifty-five cents 

Wentworth, one dollar and four cents . 

Woodstock, seventy-nine cents 



;2.60 

.37 

.56 

.11 

3.33 

1.60 

1.46 

.42 

5.07 

5.54 

.46 



1 

1 

11 



01 
02 
36 
98 
71 
50 
27 
68 
02 
11 
26 
48 
27 
04 
64 

.68 
1.41 

.55 
1.04 

.79 



Cods. 



Coos County, $47.09. 



Berlin, nine dollars and sixty-two cents . . . $9.62 

Carroll, one dollar and twenty-six cents . , . 1.26 

Clarksville, fifty-one cents . . . . . . .51 

Colebrook, three dollars and forty cents . . . 3.40 

Columbia, ninety-six cents .96 

Dalton, sixty-five cents ....... .65 

Dummer, forty-nine cents ...... .49 

Errol, fifty-two cents .52 

Gorham, two dollars and thirteen cents .... 2.13 

Jefferson, one dollar and twenty-three cents . . . 1.23 

Lancaster, seven dollars and five cents . . . . 7.05 

Milan, one dollar and twenty cents . . . . 1.20 

Northumberland, two dollars and seventy-seven cents . 2.77 

Pittsburg, one dollar and forty-one cents . . . 1.41 

Randolph, twenty-six cents . . . . . . .26 

Shelburne, fifty-five cents .56 



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291 



Stark, one dollar and four cents 
Stewartstown, one dollar and forty cents 
Stratford, one dollar and seventy-four cents 
"Wentworth's Location, twenty-three cents 
"Whitefield, three dollars and thirteen cents 



$1.04 

1.40 

1.74 

.23 

3.13 



Unincorporated Places in Coos County. 



Unincorpor- 
ated places. 



Bean's Grant, two cents $0.02 

Bean's Purchase, forty-nine cents ..... .49 

Cambridge, fifty-two cents, ...... .52 

Chandler's Purchase, one cent .01 

Crawford's Purchase, nine cents ..... .09 

Cutt's Grant, seven cents ...... .07 

Dixville, fifty-six cents - . .56 

Dix's Grant, twelve cents ...... .12 

Erving's Grant, seven cents .07 

Green's Grant, seven cents ...... .07 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, twenty-eight 

cents 28 

Hadley's Purchase, three cents ..... .03 

Kilkenny, thirty cents . . . . . . . .30 ^ 

Low and Burbank's Grant, twenty-eight cents .• . .28 

Martin's Location, two cents .02 

Millsfield, fifty-two cents .52 

Odell, fifty-two cents .52 

Pinkham's Grant, three cents .03 

Sargent's Purchase, fifty-eight cents .... .58 

Second College Grant, forty-four cents .... .44 

Success, thirty-five cents .35 

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, seventeen cents . ,17 

Sect. 2. The same shall be the proportion of assessment of all Taxes to be 

public taxes until a new apportionment shall be made and es- accordlngfy 
tablished, and the treasurer for the time being shall issue his portionment. 
warrant accordingly. 

[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



292 



Chapter 55. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXAMINATION OF PLU3IBERS, AND REG- 
ULATING THE PRACTICE OF PLUMBING AND HOUSE DRAINAGE. 



Section 

1. Plumbers to bave license or certifl- 
cate in cities and in towns adopting 
act. 

2. Examination of applicants for li- 
cense; certificates to those in busi- 
ness before act. 

3. Adoption of regulations for plumb- 
ing; examining board; plumbing in- 
spector. 



Section 

4. Licenses and I'ecord thereof; license 
or certificate valid throughout state. 

5. Violation punishable by fine and rev- 
ocation. 

6. Act applies to those now learning 
business. 

7. Repealing clause. 

8. Takes elTect on passage. 



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



Plumbers to SECTION 1. No person, firm, or corporation engaged in or 
or certificate Working at the business of plumbing in any city in this state, or 
in towifs^^** "^ ^noh towns as shall by vote adopt the provisions of this chap- 
adopting act. ter, shall hereafter engage in or work at said business in this 
state, either as a master or employing plumber, or as a journey- 
man plumber, unless such person or persons shall first obtain a 
license or certificate so to do, in accordance with the provisions 
of this act. 
Sect. 2. 



Any person not engaged in or working at the busi- 
ness of plumbing prior to the passage of this act, and desiring to 



Examination 
of applicants 
for license; _ _ _ 

thos^fn busi*-*' ^^&^g^ in or work at said business either as a master or employ- 
ness before ing plumber, or as a journeyman plumber, in any city or town 
where licenses for plumbers are required, shall be examined as 
to his qualifications for such business by the board of examiners 
hereinafter provided for. On or before the first day of Septem- 
ber in the year 1899, every master or employing plumber, and 
every journeyman plumber, engaged in or working at the busi- 
ness of plumbing in this state prior to the passage of this act, 
and desiring to engage in or work at said business in any city or 
town where licenses for plumbers are required, shall personally 
register his name and address at the office of the board of exam- 
iners hereinafter provided for, and state, after being sworn, 
where and how long he has been engaged in or has worked at 
said business, and whether as a master or employing plumber, 
or as a journeyman plumber. Said board of examiners, if satis- 
fied that the person so registering was actually engaged in or 
working at said business prior to said date, shall thereupon issue 
to him a certificate, setting forth that he was engaged in or 
working at the business of plumbing, either as a master or em- 
ploying plumber, or as a journeyman plumber, as the case may 
be, prior to the passage of this act, and authorizing him to en- 
gage in or work at said business as a master or employing 
plumber, or as a journeyman plumber. 



1899.] Chapter 55. 293 

Sect. 3. Every city in this state, and such, towns as ahove Acioptira of 
provided, shall hy ordinance or by-law within six months from fof piumbhig ; 
the passage of this act, prescribe rules and regulations for the boai^T^^^ 
materials, construction, alteration, and inspection of all plumb- Pj^^^i^g 
ing, house drainage, and sewer connections, creating a board for 
the examination of plumbers, fixing the length of term each 
member shall serve, and providing for an inspector of plumbing. 
Said board shall be appointed by the mayor or board of select- 
men, and shall consist of the following three persons : A mem- 
ber of the local board of health, the city or town engineer, or, in 
the absence of such officer, a local physician in regular practice, 
and a journeyman plumber of not less than five years' active and 
continuous practical experience. 

Sect. 4. The examining board herein created shall examine j^icenses and 
and pass upon all applicants, whether as masters or employing ^econuhere- 
plumbers, or journeyman plumbers, in their respective cities or certificate 
towns, and also all persons w^ho may apply for the office ofout^state°"° 
plumbing inspector. They shall issue a license to such persons 
only as shall successfully pass the required written and practical 
examination ; and they shall register in a book kept for that pur- 
pose the names and places of business of all persons to w^hom a 
plumber's license has been granted. They shall not issue a 
license for more than one 3^ear, but the same shall be renew^ed 
from year to year upon proper application and upon the pay- 
ment of a fee of fifty cents. Said examining board shall serve 
without compensation. Each applicant for examination for a 
plumber's license or certificate shall pay the sum of one dollar, 
and all moneys so collected shall be paid into the treasury of the 
city or town where such application is made. The license or 
certificate provided for by this act shall be non-transferable; 
and said application and examination shall not be required of the 
same person more than once in the same city or town. Said 
license or certificate shall be valid throughout the state. 

Sect. 5. Any person violating any provision of this act, or violation 
any ordinance, by-law, rule, or regulation made thereunder, shall fine and^revo^ 
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be subject to a cation, 
fine not exceeding fifty dollars for each and every violation 
thereof, and his license may be revoked by the examining board 
provided for in this act. 

Sect. 6. The provisions of this act shall apply to all persons Act applies to 
who are now or maybe hereafter learning the business of plumb- learning^ 
ing, when they are sent out to do the work of a journeyman ^^^"^®^®- 
plumber. 

Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 

L CltlUSG. 

are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved March 9, 1899.] on passage. 



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Chapter 56. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 119 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE INSPECTION AND LICENSING OF STEAMBOATS 
AND THEIR ENGINEERS. 



Section 
1. 1 Extension of provisions for inspec- 
tion of boats. 

2. Revocation of license. 

3. Engineer or pilot to be examined. 

4. Fine for using unlicensed boat or em- 
ploying unlicensed engineer or pilot. 



Section 

5. Fine for carrying more passengers 
than allowed. 

6. Punishment of engineer or pilot in 
certain cases. 

7. Punishment for inspector of boats re- 
ceiving illegal fees. 



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



Revocation of 
license. 



Extension of SECTION 1. That SGction 1 of chapter 119 of the Public Stat- 
inspect?on of^ utes IS hereby amended by inserting after the words "inspectors 
boats. Qf '5 ^j^g words "electric, naphtha, gasoline, or," and by striking 

out the word " steamboats " and inserting the words " such 
boats," and inserting after the word "passengers " the words " or 
freight," so that said section shall read as follows: " Section 1. 
The governor, with advice of the council, shall appoint one or 
more inspectors of electric, naphtha, gasoline, or steamboats, 
whose duty it shall be to inspect all such boats and the boilers 
and engines thereof, used for the carriage of passengers or freight 
for hire on any lake, river, or pond in the state not subject to 
the authority in this respect of the United States inspection laws, 
or where inspections under such laws are not regularly made." 
Sect. 2. That section 6 of chapter 119 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by striking out the word "steamboat" and 
inserting the word " boat," so that said section shall read as fol- 
lows: " Sect. 6. If any boat licensed as aforesaid shall, during 
the period of its license, be deemed by an inspector unsafe in its 
hull, or defective in its engine, boilers, or machinery, or if its 
owners or lessees shall have failed to comply with the rules and 
regulations prescribed by the inspector, he shall have power to 
revoke its license and stop and detain the boat until the neces- 
sary repairs have been made, or until the rules and regulations 
have been complied with, and shall then issue a new certificate 
or license." 

Sect. 3. That section 7 of chapter 119 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by striking out the word " steamboat " and 
inserting the word " boat," and inserting after the word " pas- 
sengers " the words " or freight," so that said section shall read as 
follows : " Sect. 7. The owners or lessees of any boat licensed 
to carry passengers or freight, as provided in this chapter, shall 
not employ any engineer or pilot upon said boat unless such 
engineer or pilot has been examined by an inspector of steam- 
boats and has a certificate from him that he is competent to 
act in that capacity." 



Engineer or 
pilot to be 
examined. 



1899.] Chapter 56. 295 

Sect. 4. That section 9 of chapter 119 of the Public Statutes Fine for using 
is hereby amended by striking out the word " steamboat " and ^"^^^^^^^^^ 
inserting the word " boat," so that said section shall read as employing 
follows: "Sect. 9. If any person shall use any such boat for engineer or 
the carriage of passengers which, with its boilers and engines, ^^^^*^'^" 
has not been inspected and licensed as provided in this chapter, 
or shall employ upon any such steamboat any engineer or pilot 
who has not been examined and licensed as required by the pre- 
ceding sections, he shall be fined not exceeding one hundred 
dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding one year, or both." 

Sect. 5. That section 10 of chapter 119 of the Public Statutes fi^e for carry. 

11 111 •!• 1 T 1 11 1 ingmorepas- 

is hereby amended by stnkmg out the word " steamboat and sengers than 
inserting the word "boat," so that said section shall read as "^'^^^^ 
follows : " Sect. 10. If the owners or lessees of a boat licensed 
as aforesaid shall carry more passengers than its certificate allows, 
they shall be fined twenty-five dollars for each passenger carried 
in excess of the number so allowed." 

Sect, 6. That section 11 of chapter 119 of the Public Statutes ^f""^^^™®'^*^^ 
is hereby amended by striking out the word "steamboat" and piiot in cer- 
inserting the word "boat," so that said section shall read as ^^^'^ °^®®^' 
follows : " Sect. 11. If any person shall act as engineer or pilot 
on any boat without the certificate herein required ; or if any en- 
gineer or pilot shall, during the period for which he is licensed, 
neglect his duties or be of intemperate habits, or violate any of 
the rules and regulations established by the inspector ; or if any 
engineer shall carry more steam than the certificate for hi^ boat 
allows, or shall in any way or manner interfere with the locked 
safety-valve of the boiler, after the same has been set by the in- 
spector, so as to allow greater pressure in the boiler than the 
amount specified by the certificate, — his license may be suspended 
or revoked by the inspector, and he shall be punished by fine 
not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not ex- 
ceeding one year, or by both." 

Sect. 7. That section 12 of chapter 119 of the Public Statutes Punishment 

• 11 111 -I' 1 T , 1 1^5) 1 for inspector 

IS hereby amended by striking out the word " steamboat and of boats 
inserting the word " boat," so that said section shall read as fol- [fiegaVfe^s. 
lows : "Sect. 12. If any inspector of boats, upon any pretense, 
receives any fee or reward for his services except what is allowed 
to him by law, he shall forfeit his ofiice, and be punished by a 
fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not 
exceeding six months, or by both." 
[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



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Chapter 57. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES. 



Section 

1. Protection of water or ice supply 
through state board of health. 

2. Regulations of board. 



Section 
3. Punishment for violation of such re§ 
ulations. 



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



Protection of 
water or ice 
supply 
through state 
board of 
health. 



Regulations 
of board. 



Punishment 
lor violation 
of such 
regulations. 



Section 1. Whenever any iboard of water commissioners, 
local board of health, or ten or more citizens of any town or city 
have reason to believe that a public water or ice supply is being 
contaminated or is in danger of contamination, and that the local 
regulations are not sufficient or effective to prevent such pollu- 
tion, they may petition the state board of health to investigate 
the case and to establish such regulations as the said board may 
deem necessary for the protection of the said supply against any 
pollution that in its judgment would endanger the public health. 

Sect. 2. The state board of health shall, after clue investiga- 
tion, make such regulations as it may deem best to protect the 
said supply against any dangerous contamination, and the regu- 
lations so made shall be in force when a copy is filed with the 
town clerk and posted in two or more public places in said town, 
or published in some newspaper in the county, and it shall be 
the duty of the local board of health to enforce said regulations. 

Sect. 3. Any person violating any regulation established by 
the state board of health shall be punished by a fine of twenty 
dollars for each ofiense, and a certified copy under oath of such 
regulation, made by the secretary of the state board of health or 
by the town clerk where the regulations are filed, shall be re- 
ceived as x>rima facie evidence of the existence of such regula- 
tions in any court of the state. 

[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 58, 59. 297 



CHAPTER 58. 

AX ACT PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DUTIES FOR THE STATE BOARD OF 

AGRICULTURE. 

Section I Section 

1. Board to enforce laws relating to sale 2. Takes effect on passage, 

of adulterated butter, etc. 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 board of agricul- ^oard to 

ture to cause the provisions of chapter 115 of the laws of 1895,reiat\ngto^ 

relating "to the sale of adulterated butter, oleomargarine, and ?erlted^'^"^" 

imitation cheese," to be enforced. butter, etc. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 77 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO INCUMBRANCES AND ENCROACHMENTS ON HIGHWAYS. 

Section i Section 

1. structures obstructing highway. I 3. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Kepeal_of former provision. | 

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

Section 1. If any building, structure, or fence is erected or structures 
continued upon or over any highway, it shall be deemed a public highway, 
nuisance, provided, however, that cornices or other projections 
upon buildings, extending a reasonable distance into a highway, 
twelve feet or more above the surface of the highway, shall not 
be considered obstructions within the meaning of this act; and 
any person so erecting or continuing any building, structure, or 
fence, so as to interfere with, hinder, or obstruct the public 
travel, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, and the court 
may, in its discretion, order such building, structure, or fence to 
be removed, if it be found that the same does so obstruct or 
lessen the full breadth of any highway. 

Sect. 2. Section 8 of chapter 77 of the Public Statutes isf^^^P^^J.^^ 
hereby repealed. provision. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1899.] on passage. 



298 



Chapters 60, 61. 
CHAPTER 60. 



[1899. 



AN ACT TO PREVENT [THE USE OF TEADING STAMPS, COUPONS, AND 
OTHER DEVICES ON THE SALE OR EXCHANGE OF PROPERTY. 



Section 

1. Trading stamps, etc., prohibited. 

2. Punishment for violation. 



Section 
3. Takes effect April 15, 1899. 



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



Trading 
stamps, etc. 
prohibited. 



Punishment 
for violation. 



Takes effect 
April 15, 1899. 



Section 1. No person or company shall, in the sale, exchange, 
or disposition of any property, give or deliver, in connection 
therewith or in consideration of said sale, exchange, or dispo- 
sition, any stamp, coupon, or other device which entitles the 
purchaser or receiver of said property, or any other person, to 
demand or receive from any person or company, other than the 
person making said sale, exchange, or disposition, any other 
property than that actually sold or exchanged; and no person 
or company, other than the person so selling or disposing of 
property, shall deliver any goods, wares, or merchandise upon 
the presentation of such stamp, coupon, or other device. 

Sect. 2. Any person or company who violates any provision 
of the foregoing section shall for each oifense be punished by 
fine of not less than twenty nor more than five hundred dollars. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect April 15, 1899. 

[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



c;hapter 61. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION 18, CHAPTER 
264 OF PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PO- 
LICE OF TOWNS, AND SECTION 7, CHAPTER 27, LAWS OF 1895, RE- 
LATING TO THE INCORPORATION, ORGANIZATION, AND REGULA- 
TION OF STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES. 



Section 
1. Limitation of speed in' street to five 
miles an hour not applicable to rail- 
way cars; maj'or and aldermen or 
selectmen may regulate speed of 
cars on street railways. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Jimitationof SECTION 1. Scction 18 of chapter 264 of the Public Statutes 
street to five docs not apply to railway cars running over streets and high- 
nouappncSe ways, and section 7, chapter 27 of the Laws of 1895, shall be 



1899.] 



Chapters 62, 68. 



299 



construed as giving full authority to the boards of mayor and carsfmayor 
aldermen and selectmen of towns to reeulate the speed of said ^^^^ aidermen 

~ J^ or selectmen 

cars. may regulate speed of cars on street railways. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 62. 

• AN ACT FOR THE PEOMOTION OF HORTICULTURE. 



Section 

1. Appropriation for use of New Hamp- 
shire Horticulture Society. 

2. Account of use made of appropriation 
to be rendered. 



Section 
3. Transactions of society to be re- 
ported. 



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

Section 1. The sum of three hundred dollars is hereby an- ^ppi-opria- 
nually appropriated for the years 1899 and 1900 for the use ofNewHamp- 
the N'ew Hampshire Horticulture Society, to be expended under cuitm^^'^^" 
the direction of the state board of agriculture in promoting the Society. 
horticultural interests of the state. 

Sect. 2. The society shall annually, in the month of January, u9*^e°made°of 
render to the o-overnor and council an itemized account of the appropiia- 
uses to which the appropriation ot the year has been applied. rendered. 

Sect. 3. The secretary of the society shall seasonably make ^f^'l^pfg^'^^t"* 
to the secretary of the state board of agriculture a report of be reported. 
the transactions of the society, which shall be incorporated in 
the agricultural report. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 63. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROVINCE RECORDS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Kecords before division into counties 
to be removed to state library. 

2. Vault room to be provided. 

3. Certified copies of such records. 



Section 

4. Expense of removing and arranging 
the records. 

5. Plan and estimate for arranging and 
indexing records to be reported to 
next legislature. 



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



Section 1, All the records of deeds and all the probate rec- Records be- 
ords and all the original papers of the province of New Hamp- into countfes 



300 



Chapter 64. 



[1899. 



to be removed 
to state 
library. 



Vault room to 
be provided. 



Certified 
copies of sucli 
records. 



Expense of 
removing and 
arranging the 
records. 



Plan and esti- 
mate for 
arranging 
and indexing 
records to be 
reported to 
next legisla- 
ture. 



shire prior to the time the act for the division of said province 
into counties took efiect, shall be removed by the secretary of 
state from the county records building in Exeter, or wherever 
they may be found, to the state library building in Concord 
within one 3'ear from the passage of this act. 

Sect, 2. The trustees of the state library shall set apart for 
the use of the secretary of state sufficient room in the vaults of 
the state library for the convenient filing away of said records. 

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

Sect. 4. The governor and council shall approve and allow 
for the necessar}^ expense of removing and arranging said records 
such sum or sums of money as they may deem expedient, not 
exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 5. The secretary of state is instructed to report to the 
next legislature a plan for arranging and indexing said records, 
with an estimate of the cost of the same. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14 OF CHAPTER 169 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE TAX ON FOREIGN INSURANCE 
COMPANIES, AND PROVIDING RELIEF FOR, INJURED OR DISABLED 
FIREMEN. 



Section 

1. Tax on foreign insurance companies. 

2. Firemen's Relief Fund, to be paid to 
N. H. State Firemen's Association. 

3. Money due for relief of fireman under 
rules of said association exempt from 
attachment. 



Section 

4. Rules for disbursement of fund; re- 
ports. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Tax on foreign 

insurance 

companies. 



Section 1. That section 14 of chapter 169 of the Public Stat- 
utes is hereby amended by inserting the words " fire and ma- 
rine " after the word " such " in the first line of said section, and 
by striking out the word " one " in the third line of said section 
and inserting instead thereof the word " two," and by inserting 
the word "gross" before the word "premiums" in the fourth 
line of said section, also by striking out all of said section after 
the word " it " in the fourth line and inserting instead thereof 
the following : " less return premiums and reinsurance, when 



1899.] Chapter 64. > 301 

effected in authorized companies by the companies' licensed res- 
ident agents, upon business done within the state during the 
year ending on the thirty-first day of the preceding December, 
as assessed by the commissioner; and all other such insurance 
companies shall pay to the state treasurer, within one month after 
receiving notice from the insurance commissioner of the amount 
thereof, a tax of one per cent upon the premiums received by 
it [them] upon business done within the state during the year 
ending on the thirty-first day of the preceding December, as as- 
sessed by the commissioner," so that said section as amended 
will read : " Sect. 14. Every such fire and marine insurance 
company shall pay to the state treasurer, within one month 
after receiving notice from the insurance commissioner of the 
amount thereof, a tax of two per cent upon the gross pre- 
miums received by it, less return premiums and reinsurance, 
when effected in authorized companies by the companies' licensed 
resident agents, upon business done within the state, during the 
year ending on the thirty-first day of the preceding December, as 
assessed by the commissioner; and all other such insurance 
companies shall pay to the state treasurer, within one month 
after receiving notice from the insurance commissioner of the 
amount thereof, a tax of one per cent upon the premiums re- 
ceived by them upon business done within the state during the 
year ending on the thirty-first day of the preceding December, 
as assessed by the commissioner." 

Sect. 2. Two thousand dollars of the amount received as such Firemen's 
tax shall annually be set apart by the state treasurer and kept be'pauuo'N? 
distinct from all other funds, and shall be known as the Fire- rfremen's 
men's Eelief Fund. Such fund, in the month of May after its Association, 
receipt, shall be paid over, upon the order of the governor, to the 
treasurer of the New Hampshire State Firemen's Association as 
trustee, and shall be devoted to and paid out for the relief of any 
fireman injured or disabled in the discharge of his duties as fire- 
man, who is a member in good standing in any regularly organ- 
ized tow^n or city fire company in this state, belonging to said 
association, and for the relief of the dependent parents, widow, 
or children of any such fireman whose death was occasioned by 
injuries received in the line of his duty as fireman. 

Sect. 3. The money due a fireman, or in case of his death his ^f^r%et^ot 
parents, widow, or children, by reason of any rule or by-law of fireman under 
said association, shall be exempt from attachment or trustee associati^on' 

■nrnppcjQ exempt from 

pi UCtJbS. taxation. 

Sect. 4. The New Hampshire State Firemen's Association Rules for dis- 
shall make and observe just and equitable rules, by-laws, and f*undl™e^por^3. 
regulations for the proper apportionment and disbursement of 
such fund, subject to the approval of the governor and council. 
It shall through its president and treasurer make a full and de- 
tailed report of its disposal of such fund, and file the same with 
the secretary of state in the month of May annually. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1899.] °° ^^^'^^^' 



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Chapters 65, 66. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 45 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1897, RELATIVE TO THE APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS OF HEALTH IN 
THE SEVERAL TOWNS. 

Section ]. One physician to be on board of health when practicable. 

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



One physician 
to be on board 
of health, 
•when practi- 
cable. 



Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 45 of the Session Laws 
of 1897 be amended by adding the following words: "When- 
ever practicable, at least one member of the board so appointed 
shall be a physician who is a graduate of some legally incorpor- 
ated medical college and in active practice in said town," so that 
the section as amended shall read : " Section 1. The selectmen 
of each town shall, within thirty days after the passage of this 
act, appoint a board of health, which shall consist of three per- 
sons, selected with reference to their fitness for the ofiice, 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 ap- 
pointed and qualified. In case a vacancy occurs in the board, 
the selectmen shall appoint a person to fill the unexpired term. 
"Whenever practicable, at least one member of the board so ap- 
pointed shall be a physician who is a graduate of some legally 
incorporated medical college and in active practice in said town." 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 66. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE DESECRATION OF THE NATIONAL AND 

STATE FLAGS. 



Section 
1. Desecration of flags prohibited, and 
punishment prescribed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect from April 1, 1899. 



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



Desecration 
of flags pro- 
hibited and 
punishment 
prescribed. 



Section 1. If any person shall in any manner, for exhibition 
or display, place or cause to be placed any inscription, design, 
device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, character, marks, or 
notice whatsoever, upon the national flag, or upon any flag 
standard, color, or ensign of the United States, or upon the state 



1899.] Chapter 67. 303 

flag of this state, or upon any flag or ensign evidently purporting 
to be either of said flags, standards, colors, or ensigns, or who in 
any manner appends, annexes, or afiixes or causes the same to be 
done, to any such flag, standard, color, or ensign, any inscription, 
design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, marks, or 
notice whatsoever, or who exhibits or displays, or causes to be 
exhibited or displayed, the national flag, or any flag, standard, 
color, or ensign of the United States, or the state flag of this 
state, or any flag or ensign evidently purporting to be either of 
said flags, standards, colors, or ensigns, upon which shall in any 
manner be placed, attached, annexed, or affixed any inscription, 
design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, marks, or 
notice whatsoever, or who publicly mutilates, tramples upon, or 
defiles any of said flags, standards, colors, or ensigns, whether 
any of said flags, standards, colors, or ensigns are public or pri- 
vate property, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and 
shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding fifty dollars, or be im- 
prisoned not exceeding thirty days, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment; provided, however, that flags, standards, colors, 
or ensigns, the property of or used in the service of the United 
States or of this state, may have inscriptions, names, or actions, 
words, marks, or symbols placed thereon, pursuant to law or 
authorized regulations. And flags displayed with names, symbols, 
pictures, or mottoes representing political parties, and used for 
such purposes alone, and flags used by societies of a religious or 
fraternal nature, shall be exempt from the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes effect 
after the first day of April, 1899. isg™ ^'^ ' 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 67. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ACTUAL EXPENSES OF MEMBERS OF 
THE SUPREME COURT. 



Section 
1. Judges of supreme court to receive 
actual tixpenses; accounts and pay- 
ment thereof. 



Section 
2. Takes effect April 1, 1899. 



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

Section 1. The judges of the supreme court shall be entitled Jugdes of su- 
to receive, in addition to their salaries as now fixed by law, their to r^tivTac- 
actaal personal expenses when absent from home in the actual accounts^and' 
performance of the duties pertaining to their office. For such P^y™^^"^ 
expenses they shall render quarterly or semi-annually, accord- 



304 



Chapter 68. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
April 1, 1899. 



ing as 
ciirred 



they may see fit, an account of their expenses thus in 
to the governor and council, whose duty it shall be to 
audit the same and when approved deliver the account thus 
audited to the state treasurer, and the state treasurer is hereby 
authorized and empowered to pay the several judges whose 
accounts have thus been audited the amount of expenses thus 
allowed, upon the warrant of the governor. 

Sect. 2, This act shall take efifect on and after the first day of 
April next. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 68. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 135 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTE S 
RELATING TO THE SALE OF DRUGS AND MEDICINES. 



Section 
1. Compensation of commission of 
pharmacy and practical chemistry.i 



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



Be it enacted by'Jhe Senate and House of Hepreseniatives in General 
Court convened : 



compensa- SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 135 of the Public Statutes is 
m^ssion^o™" hereby amended by the striking out the word " fifteen " in the fifth 
ana^practicai li^c of said scction 8, and inserting therefor the words "twenty- 
chemistry, five," so that said section 8 shall read as follows : " Each appli- 
cant for a pharmacist' [s] certificate shall pay to the commission a 
fee of five dollars, and each applicant for a registered assistant's 
certificate a fee of two dollars, for the use of the board. Each 
commissioner shall [also] receive five dollars per day for actual 
service for not exceeding twenty-five days annually, and all 
necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of his duty, to be 
paid from the state treasury." 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the fore- 

takes^e'ffect on going act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on 
passage. ^^g passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 69. 



305 



CHAPTER 69 



AN ACT TO REQUIRE STREET RAILWAY COIVIPANIES TO INCLOSE THE 
PLATFORMS OF CARS DURING CERTAIN MONTHS OF THE YEAR. 



Section 

1. Inclosure of platforms of street rail- 
■way cars. 

2. Punishment of street railway com- 
pany for non-compliance. 



Section 

3. Definition of " company " as used in 
act. 

4. Takes effect June 1, 1899. 



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



Section 1. All cars used by any street railway company ininciosm-eof 
the transportation of passengers shall have the platforms of such street rauway 
cars inclosed in such manner as the railroad commissioners *^^'^^- 
direct, to protect the motormen, conductors, or other employees 
operating said cars from exposure to the inclemency of the 
weather during such months and upon such streets, highways, 
or routes as the railroad commissioners shall direct, after a hear- 
ing by said board, upon petition or of their own motion, and upon 
personal notice to the street railway company or companies 
interested, and such further notice as said railroad commissioners 
may deem expedient and order. And said board shall have 
authority to modify, change, and revise any orders by it made 
under this act from time to time, after personal notice to the 
street railway company affected, giving it a chance to be heard, 
and such further notice as it may deem expedient. 

Sect. 2. Any street railway company which fails or neglects Punishment 
to comply with such orders of the board of railroad commis- way co^mpany 
sioners shall be fined not more than fifty dollars (|50) for each p°uance".''°'"" 
day during which such failure or neglect continues. 

Sect. 3. The term "company," as used in this act, shall in- Definition of 
elude any corporation, partnership, or person owning or operat- as used*iJfact. 
ing a street railway. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect June 1, 1899. T^'^^^i^^I.q* 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] ' 



306 Chapter 70. [1899. 



CHAPTER 7 0. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CERTAIN SECTIONS IN CHAPTER 92 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO TRUANT OFFICERS. 



SECTKfN 

1. Appointment and compensation of 
truant officers. 

2. Duties of truant officers. 



Section 

3. Powers and duties of truant officers. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Appointment SECTION 1. Sectioii 14 [15] is amended so that it shall read as 
satio^nS^tru. foUows : " Sect. 14 [15]. School boards shall appoint truant 
ant officers. Qfg^ers for their districts, and lix their compensation at a rea- 
sonable rate, which compensation shall be paid by the towns." 
Duties of tru- Sect. 2. Section 17 is amended by the following addition: 
ant officers, a ^^(^ ^j^g ]r^^yg relating to the attendance at school of children 
between the ages of eight and sixteen years," so that said sec- 
tion shall read as follows : " Sect. 17. Truant officers shall, 
under the direction of the school board, enforce the laws and 
regulations relating to truants and children between the ages of 
eight and sixteen years not attending school and without any 
regular and lawful occupation, and the laws relating to the 
attendance at school of children between the ages of eight and 
sixteen years." 
Powers and Sect. 3. Section 18 shall be amended by inserting after " man- 
anfofflcers"' ufacturing," in third line, " mechanical or mercantile," and by 
adding after the word " time," fourth Hue, " and for this pur- 
pose, they may, when so authorized and required by vote of the 
school board, visit the manufacturing, mechanical, and mercan- 
tile establishments in their respective cities and towns, and 
ascertain whether any children under the age of sixteen are 
employed therein contrary to the provisions of law, and they 
shall report any such cases of such illegal employment to the 
school board ; and the truant officers, when authorized as afore- 
said, may demand the names of all children under sixteen years 
of age employed in such manufacturing, mechanical, and mer- 
cantile establishments, and may require that the certificates and 
lists of such children provided for by law shall be produced for 
their inspection. Truant officers shall inquire into the employ- 
ment, otherwise than in such manufacturing, mechanical, and 
mercantile establishments, of children under the age of sixteen 
years, during the hours when the public schools are in session, 
and may require that the certificates of all children under six- 
teen shall be produced for their inspection ; and any such officer 
may bring a prosecution against a person or corporation employ- 
ing any such child, otherwise than as aforesaid, during the hours 



1899.] Chapter 70. 307 

when the public schools are in session, contrary to the provisions 
of law. A refusal or failure on the part of an employer of chil- 
dren under sixteen years of age to produce the certificate required 
by law, when requested by a truant ofiicer, shall be prima fade 
evidence of the illegal employment of the child whose certificate 
is not produced. Truant officers shall have authority without a 
warrant to take and place in school any children found employed 
contrary to the law relating to the employment of children, or 
violating the law relating to the compulsory attendance at school 
of children between the ages of six and sixteen years"; — so that 
said section shall read as follows : " Sect. 18. Truant officers 
shall, if required by the school board, enforce the laws prohib- 
iting the employment of children in manufacturing, mechanical, 
or mercantile establishments who have not attended school the 
prescribed time ; and for this purpose, they may, when so au- 
thorized and required by vote of the school board, visit the 
manufacturing, mechanical, and mercantile establishments in 
their respective cities and towns, and ascertain whether any 
children under the age of sixteen are employed therein contrary 
to the provisions of law, and they shall report any cases of such 
illegal employment to the school board ; and the truant officers, 
when authorized as aforesaid, may demand the names of all 
children under sixteen years of age employed in such manufac- 
turing, mechanical, and mercantile establishments, and may 
require that the certificates and lists of such children provided 
for by law shall be produced for their inspection. Truant officers 
shall inquire into the employment, otherwise than in such manu- 
facturing, mechanical, and mercantile establishments, of children 
under the age of sixteen years, during the hours when the pub- 
lic schools are in session, and may require that the certificates 
of all children under sixteen shall be produced for their inspec- 
tion; and any such officer may bring a prosecution against a 
person or corporation employing any such child, otherwise than 
as aforesaid, during the hours when the public schools are in 
session, contrary to the provisions of law. A refusal or failure 
on the part of an employer of children under sixteen years of 
age to produce the certificate required by law, when requested 
by a truant officer, shall be 'prima facie evidence of the illegal 
employment of the child whose certificate is not produced. 
Truant officers shall have authority without a warrant to take 
and place in school any children found emplo^^ed contrary to the 
laws relating to the employment of children, or violating the 
laws relating to the compulsory attendance at school of children 
between the ages of six and sixteen years." 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] on passage. 



308 



Chapter 71. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF STATE AND TOWN 
LIQUOR AGENTS AND TO REGULATE THEIR CONDUCT. 



Section 

1. State liquor agents. 

2. Bonds of state liquor agents. 

3. Reports of state liquor agents. 

i. Town agents to purchase their liquors 
of state agent. 

5. State not liable to pay for liquors. 

6. Appointment of town liquor agents, 
if town so votes. 

7. Analysis of liquors, and prosecution 
of agent if liquors found impure. 

8. Certificates of appointment of agents ; 
rules governing agents. 



Section 
9. Agents' reports. 

10. Punishment of agent for unauthor- 
ized sale. 

11. Punishment for adulteration. 

12. Bonds of town agents. 

13. Punishment of purchaser for false 
statement or for improper use of 
liquors purchased. 

14. Special and general repealing clause; 
act takes effect on passage. 



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



State liquor SECTION 1. The goveriior, witli the aclvice and coiiseiit of the 
agents. couiicil, shall froiB time to time appoint one or more suitable 

persons, resident of the state, to be known as state liquor agents, 
to furnish the agents appointed in towns and cities, under this 
act, for the sale of spirituous and malt liquors, with pure, una- 
dulterated spirituous and malt liquors, on such terms and under 
such regulations and restrictions as to hira may seem proper; 
2)rovided, however, that the terms, regulations, and restrictions 
shall not be inconsistent with any provisions of this act. The 
agents so appointed shall hold ofhce during the pleasure of the 
governor and council until another is appointed in his stead. He 
shall not sell to the town or city agents any spirituous or malt 
liquors, except such [as] are pure and of sufficient age, and have 
been tested by a competent assayer ; nor shall he charge or take 
from said agents for such liquors sold to them more than ten 
per cent above the cost thereof at the place where they were by 
him purchased, nor more than ten per cent more than the whole- 
sale price at which similar liquors can be purchased of other per- 
sons in the open market. Violation of any of the provisions of 
this act by state agents shall be punished by a fine of one hun- 
dred dollars, or imprisoned [imprisonment] for three months, or 
both. 
Bondsof state Sect. 2. The persons so aj)pointed shall give bond to the state, 
liquor agents. ^^^ ^^^ benefit of such towns as shall be injured by a breach of 
the condition thereof, in such sum not less than ten tliousaud 
dollars as the governor may deem sufficient, with condition that 
the person shall furnish to town and city agents pure and una- 
dulterated spirituous liquors upon terms and in conformity with 
the regulations and restrictions prescribed by the governor and 
by this act. 



1899.] Chapter 71. 300 

Sect. 3. The state agents appointed under this act, on or be- Reports of 
fore the first of December, annually, shall make and file with the Ig^ents^.^""^ 
governor and council an itemized report, under oath, of all pur- 
chases made by them, and from whom purchased, the cost thereof 
per gallon, quart, or case, and of all sales, the prices received, 
and the quantities and kinds sold to each town and city agent ; 
which reports shall be filed in the secretary of state's office, and 
open to inspection by any one interested. 

Sect. 4. The governor, upon the appointment of the state Town agents 
agent, shall notify town and city agents of the appointment, and their^iiquors 
of the terms, restrictions, and regulations by him prescribed for^gl^^l^® 
the government of the state agent, in such manner as he shall 
deem proper ; and such town and city agents shall purchase 
thereafter of the persons so appointed all spirituous and malt 
liquors that may be required for sale in their towns or cities, and 
of no other person except of the county commissioners, as pro- 
vided in section 30 of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes. 

Sect. 5. Such appointments shall not pledge the credit of the state not 
state for payment for any liquors purchased by a state agent. fm^/i^uors?''^^ 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of towns and the mayors of cities may Appoint- 
appoint not exceeding three liquor agents, on or before ^pril Jf„®"oi,°^^e^t^ 
1 of each year, provided the city government or town votes to if town so 
have liquor agents in such cities or towns for the ensuing year, 
to sell pure spirituous and malt liquors for medicinal, mechani- 
cal, scientific, and sacramental purposes, who shall hold office 
for one year, or until another is appointed, but may be removed 
at the pleasure of the mayor or selectmen for cause, and shall be 
removed by them for any violation of the provisions of chapter 
112 of the Public Statutes, or amendments thereto. ISTo inn- 
keeper, or keeper of any place of public entertainment, or any 
person who has been convicted of the violation of any provisions 
of said chapter, shall receive or hold the appointment, nor shall 
the agency be located or kept in any hotel, drug-store, saloon, 
or place of public entertainment, or any place where liquor is 
sold in violation of the law. 

Sect. 7. The selectmen and mayor shall, from time to time, Analysis of 
cause samples of the liquor kept by their agents to be analyzed, pros^ecntion 
and if found to be impure shall cause the agent who is responsi- f/qufr "foumt 
ble for selling or offering for sale such liquors, to be prosecuted ; impure. 
and if he is found guilty, he shall be fined fifty dollars, or 
imprisoned three months, or both; and the expense of said anal- 
ysis shall be added to the cost now allowed to be taxed in crim- 
inal cases. 

Sect. 8. The town and city agents shall be given a certificate certificates of 
of appointment, and shall be governed by the following rules, aoFagentTf" 
copy of which shall be given to them by the selectmen or mayor [,"g®||°Jt|"^ 
appointing them, and another conspicuously posted in the agency : 

T. They may sell pure spirituous and malt liquors for medi- Purposes for 
cinal, mechanical, scientific, and sacramental purposes, and formaybe^sow!^ 
no other use or purpose whatever. 

II. They shall sell for cash. t^'^^. '° "^^ '''^ 



310 



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[1899. 



Eestrictions 
on sales. 



Prices; dis- 
position of 
profits. 



Hours of sale . 



Sales to 
strangers. 



Purchaser 
must give 
certificate 
stating use to 
be made. 

Record of 
sales. 



Books, etc., 
open to in- 
spection of 
certain ofll- 
cers. 



III. They shall not sell to any person who is known to be 
habitually or occasionally intoxicated, or to a person known to 
have been supported in whole or in j' art by public charity at 
any time during the twelve months next preceding the date of 
the purchase, or to any person whom they have been notified 
not to sell to by a relative, guardian, or public ofiScer, or to any 
minor, for his own use, or use of his parent, or for any other 
person, or on Sunday, election days, and public holidays; except 
upon a prescription given by a reputable physician in conformity 
to chapter 98 of the Laws of 1895, which prescription shall be 
taken up by the agent and cancelled at the time of the sale, and 
kept on file and open to inspection, and except upon their mak- 
ing and signing the certificate hereinafter provided. 

IV. He shall sell the liquor at such prices as are fixed by the 
mayor or selectmen, which prices shall be fixed so far as possi- 
ble so as to pay the expense of the agency and leave no profit. 
If any profits are derived from the agenc}', they shall be paid to 
the state treasurer by the selectmen or mayor on or before the 
tenth day of March in each year. 

V. lie shall not sell in the night time, nor upon the Sabbath, 
out of the hours herein specified, except in cases of urgent ne- 
cessity, 

VI. No sale shall be made to a stranger until identified by 
some reputable person who will certify to his good character, 
unless they have a prescription given by a reputable physician 
ill accordance with chapter 98 of the Laws of 1895. 

VII. No sale shall be made to any person except upon the cer- 
tificate of the purchaser, which shall state the use for which the 
same is wanted. 

VIII. A book shall be furnished by the town or cit}', to be kept 
by every agent, in which he shall enter at the time of such sale, 
the date thereof (the purchaser shall also sign his true name 
therein, if able to do so ; and if not, shall make his mark, which 
shall be properly witnessed in said book as a part of said entry), 
the kind, quantity, and price of said liquor, the purpose for which 
it is sold, and the residence by street and number, if there be 
such, of each purchaser. If such sale is also made upon the pre- 
scription of a physician, the book shall contain the name of the 
physician, and state the use for which the said liquor is pre- 
scribed, and the quantity to be used for such purpose, and [the 
prescription] shall be cancelled as provided in this act. Said 
book shall be substantially as follows : Date. Name of pur- 
chaser. Residence. Kind. Quantity. Purpose of use. Price. 
Name of physician giving prescription. Signature of purchaser. 
Witness to mark. 

IX. The books, certificates, and prescriptions provided for in 
this act shall be and remain the property of the town or city, and 
shall at all times be open to the inspection of the mayor, alder- 
men, police commissioners, police officers, selectmen, overseers 
of the poor, sheriffs, constables, justices of the peace, attorney- 
general, and solicitors. When a vacancy occurs in the office, the 



1899.] Chapter 71. 311 

books and prescriptions shall be deposited ■with the town or city 
clerk. 

X. The agenc}^ shall be kept in a convenient and suitable loca- Location, 
tion, to be designated by the selectmen or mayor. It shall be management 
open on week days from 7 to 12 a. m., and from 1 to 6 and 7 to^* agency. 
9 P. M.; and on Sunday from 9 to 10 a. m., and from 12 to 1 and 
5 to 6 P. M. No liquor shall be given away by the agent, or 
allowed to be drunk upon the premises, nor shall any one be 
allowed to loiter or loaf in or about the agency. 

xr. A schedule of the prices fixed by the mayor or selectmen schedule of 
shall be made out and posted in a conspicuous place in the oflice posted. ° 
of the liquor agent. 

Sect. 9. Agents on or before the first day of March, annually, Agents' re- 
shall make a report, under oath, to the selectmen or mayor, oP°^*^* 
all his purchases and the cost thereof, and of all sales and the 
proceeds thereof, specifying the number of sales and the quanti- 
ties and kinds sold for each of the purposes for which he is 
authorized to sell, and the quantity, kind, and cost of all liquors 
remaining on hand at the date of such report; said report to be 
accompanied by proper vouchers to sustain the expenditures 
claimed to have been made; and all money remaining in his 
hands belonging to the town shall be turned over to the town 
treasurer on that date. 

Sect. 10. If any such agent shall give away or sell any spirit- Punisim^ent 
uous or malt liquor, knowing or having reasonable cause to be- Snaufhoiized 
lieve it is to be used for any other purpose than those for which ^^^®' 
he is authorized to sell the same, or shall knowingly and inten- 
tionally violate any of the provisions of this act, or any rule or 
regulation herein provided, he shall for each offense be fined 
fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding ninety days, or 
both. 

Sect. 11. If any ascent shall adulterate any spirituous or malt Punishment 

tor fl-dultGrn* 

liquors which he may keep for sale, or knowingly purchase anyiion. 
impure liquors, or shall iDuy any spirituous or malt liquors of 
any other person than the person so appointed by the governor, 
or of the county commissioners in cases authorized by law, or 
charge a higher price than that fixed by the selectmen or mayor, 
or shall sell any liquor on his own account, he shall forfeit fifty 
dollars or be fined fifty dollars, or be imprisoned ninety days, or 
both. 

Sect. 12. Ao-ents shall furnish a ffood and sufficient bond to Bonds of town 
the town or city for the faithful performance of their duty, before 
entering upon the duties of the office, and shall receive for their 
services such compensation as the selectmen or mayor shall pre- 
scribe, which shall not be increased or diminished by reason of 
the amount of sales made ; and he shall not be interested, except 
as an inhabitant of the town or city, in the liquors or in the pur- 
chase or sale or profits thereof. 

Sect. 13. If any person purchasing any spirituous or malt Punishment 
licjuors shall intentionally make to the agent a false statement foAa^ise state- 



312 



Chapter 72. 



1899. 



purchased. 



mentor for regarding the use for which the liquor is intended by the pur- 
oTn^ors"*^ chaser to be applied, or the person for whom it is obtained, or if 
he shall use or suffer any one else to use any of the liquors so 
purchased for a beverage, he shall for the first offense be fined 
fifty dollars, and for any subsequent ofifence be fined fifty dollars, 
or be imprisoned ninety days, or both. 

Sect. 14. Sections 1 to 14 inclusive of chapter 112 of the 
Public Statutes, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent 



Special and 

general 

repealing 

takes^e'ffect on with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed, and this act 
passage. shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE VERIFICATION OF DEPOSITORS' BOOKS IN 
SAVINGS BANKS AND BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS. 



Section 

1. Verification of books every four 
years. 

2. Selection of examiner and regula- 
tions for bis guidance; examiner's 
report. 

3. Examiner's oath and compensation. 



Section 

4. Books to be presented for verification . 

5. Bank to attach to deposit books copy 
of last section. 

6. Certain laws extended to building 
and loan associations. 

7. Repeal of certain laws. 



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



Verification SECTION 1. There shall be a verification of the individual de- 
eve°y ^our posit books of the depositors of every savings bank and of the 
years. j^^ books of the shareholders of every building and loan asso- 

ciation with the books of the bank or association, and a trial 
balance made of the depositors' ledgers of such bank or associa- 
tion, at least once in every period of four years from and after 
the year 1900, at such times in said period as the bank commis- 
sioners shall direct. The bank commissioners may cause such 
verification to take place at the same date in all, or in such num- 
ber of banks and associations as they may determine, and they 
shall have authority to require any institution under their super- 
vision to verify the depositors' books and to compare the total 
balances appearing on their deposit ledgers with the olher 
books of the institution, or to make such comparison alone, at 
such other times as they may deem necessary. 
Selection of Sect. 2. The bank commissioners shall require every institu- 

exammer and ,• j j.i • • • , i , ? , '^ i • , 

regulations tiou undcr their supervision to select a competent person, subject 

ince|\lam'- ^^ their Written approval, to receive, examine, and verify the in- 

iner's report, dividual pass books of the depositors of such institution, and to 

give notice of such verification to the depositors by publication 



1899.] Chapter 72. 313 

or otherwise, as said commissioners may direct. They shall pre- 
scribe such regulations for the guidance of the examiner in the 
performance of his duty as they may deem requisite, but shall 
not require such verification to continue for a longer time than 
six weeks, unless the trustees of the bank shall vote to extend 
the time. The commissioners may require said examiner to in- 
corporate into his report to them the result of the verification, 
and any information in relation thereto and to the total amount 
of deposits appearing after such verification has been completed, 
as they may direct. 

Sect. 3. The person so selected and approved as examiner of Examiner's 
the deposit books and ledgers of any such bank or association pensation.°"^' 
shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties before some 
justice of the peace or notary public, and shall be paid by the 
bank or association such reasonable compensation as the trustees 
or directors may determine, together with the cost of all adver- 
tisements, notices, and postage used by him in the discharge of 
his duty. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of every depositor in anj'' savings Books to be 
bank and of every shareholder of any building and loan associa- verflcation!^ 
tion to present his book for verification with the books of the 
bank or association, when notified so to do, at the times fixed by 
the bank commissioners. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of every savings bank^'to attach ^^^^^j*^^ ^^^ 
to the cover of every deposit book presented to the bank, and to posit books 
every new deposit book hereafter issued, a printed copy of sec- secuou. ^^ 
tion 4 of this act. 

Sect. 6. The laws relating to the choice of ofificers of banks S'^i'i^'^ll'f^yf 

ttS ■,. f, . . ■, extended to 

and trust companies and their qualifications, to the semi-annual tuiwing and 
examination of banks by their trustees or directors, to the rec- tionsf ^^°"^' 
ord of investments, and to the penalty provided for the violation 
of these provisions, shall also apply and be in force in respect 
to building and loan associations. 

Sect. 7. Section 23 of chapter 165 of the Public Statutes, re- Repeal of cer- 
lating to the verification of deposit books, and section 7 of chap- 
ter 105 of the laws of 1895, relative to the duties of examiner, are 
hereby repealed, except that part of said section 7 providing for 
the punishment of a false statement by such examiners, which 
shall remain in force and shall apply to this act. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



314 



Chapters 73, 74. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 73. 

AX ACT IX ADDITIOX TO CHAPTER 233 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATIXG TO THE LEVY OF EXECUTIOXS OX REAL ESTATE. 

Section 1. Real estate may be sold on execution, subject to.redemption. 

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

Keai estate SECTION 1. Section 34. Eeal estate attachable may be taken 
olf exicution, on exccution and sold, as rights of redeeming real estate mort- 
redemption. g^gcd are taken on execution and sold ; and the debtor has the 
same right of redemption from such sale. Such seizure and sale 
pass to the purchaser all the right, title, and interest that the ex- 
ecution debtor has in such real estate at the time of such seizure 
or had at the time of the attachment thereof on the original writ, 
subject to the debtor's right of redemption. This section does 
not repeal any other modes of levy of execution provided in this 
chapter. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 74. 

AX ACT IX AMEXDMEXT OF AX ACT EXTITLED " AX ACT TO REGU- 
LATE THE IXVESTMEXTS OF SAVIXGS BAXKS," PASSED AT THE JAX- 
UARY SESSIOX, 1895, AND TO PERMIT AX IXCREASED GUARAXTY 
FUND TO BE ESTABLISHED BY^ SAVINGS BAXKS. 



Section 
1. Guaranty fund maybe increased; re- 
peal of certain provisions relating to 
dividends. 



Section 
2. Investments in indorsed notes; in 
state bonds; in municipal bonds or 
notes; in railroad stock. 



BeM enacted by the Senate and House of Bcpresenicdives in General 
Court convened : 



Guaranty SECTION 1. That chapter 165 of the Public Statutes be 

increased ;^° amended by adding to section 16 of said chapter, after the word 
tain'frovi^^^' " ^cposits " in the fourth line of said section, the words, " but 
sions relating any savings bank may increase such guaranty fund to a sum 
equal to ten per cent of its deposits," so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : " Sect. 16. Every savings bank 
shall annually pass'^to the credit of a guaranty fund a sum equal 
to ten per cent of its net earnings for the year until such guar- 
anty fund shall amount to a sum equal to five per cent of its de- 
posits, but any savings bank may increase such guaranty fund 



1899.] Chapter 74. 315 

to a sum equal to ten per cent of its deposits, and no part of the 
guaranty fund shall be used to pay dividends." 

Section 17 of chapter 165 of the Public Statutes is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Sect. 2. That chapter 114 of the laws of 1895 is hereby investments 
amended by striking out paragraph 4 of section 1 of said chap-n'otes; In 
ter and inserting in place thereof the following : " In notes off^^^^^^^f^^i 
individuals or corporations with one or more indorsers, but "ot}^,ote^/.°nrau. 
exceeding five per cent of the amount of its deposits shall be road stock, 
loaned to any one person or corporation, and not exceeding 
twenty* per cent of the deposits shall be invested in this class of 
security ; but not exceeding twenty per cent shall be so invested 
if in notes of individuals or corporations resident outside of the 
ISTew England states." Also, by striking out all of paragraph 7 
of said section after the word " Wyoming " in the sixth line and 
inserting in place thereof the words " Washington, Utah, or the 
territories of Arizona and iTew Mexico," so that said paragraph 
as amended shall read as follows : " In the authorized bonds or 
interest-bearing obligations of any other New England state, or 
[of] the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, 
Maryland, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Michigan, 
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, 
South Dakota, Colorado, California, Oregon, Montana, Wyo- 
ming, AVashington, Utah, or the territories of Arizona and New 
Mexico." Also by striking out all of paragraph 8 of said sec- 
tion and inserting in place thereof the following : " 8. In the 
authorized bonds or notes of any county, city, town, school 
district or other municipal corporation of any of the foregoing 
states, whose net indebtedness does not exceed five per cent of 
the last preceding valuation of the property therein for taxation, 
not issued in aid of railroads; and in the authorized bonds or 
notes of any city of one hundred thousand inhabitants of any of 
the foregoing states whose net indebtedness does not exceed 
seven per cent of the last preceding valuation of the property 
therein for taxation. Provided, hoivever, that the bonds or notes 
of any county of less than ten thousand inhabitants, or of any 
city, town, or other municipal corporation of less than twenty 
thousand inhabitants, or of any school district of less than two 
thousand inhabitants, of any of the foregoing states, shall not be 
authorized investments. The term ' net indebtedness' shall be 
construed to denote the indebtedness of any city or town, omit- 
ting debt created for supplying the inhabitants with water, and 
deducting the amount of sinking funds avaihdjle for the pa3mient 
of municipal indebtedness. But not exceeding thirty per cent of 
the deposits shall be so invested." Also, by striking out of par- 
agraph 15, in the fifth line of said paragraph, the word " ten " 
and inserting in place thereof the word " twenty," so that said 
paragraph as amended shall read as follows : "In the stock of 

*Tlii3-word was at first " twenty-live " in tlie bill, so that the following clause was 
not superfluous, as it appears to be now. 



316 



Chapter 75. 



[1899. 



any railroad corporation, exclusive of street railways, situated in 
whole or in part in New England, New York, Pennsylvania, 
Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Illinois, that has earned and paid 
regular dividends of at least four per cent for five years previous 
to such investment ; but not exceeding twenty per cent of its 
deposits shall be so invested." 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 256 [266] OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, RELATING TO TRESPASS AND MALICIOUS INJURIES. 



Section 
1. Punishment for trespass on railroad 
property after notice posted. 



Section 

2. Railroad not liable for injury to tres- 
passer, unless willfully or grossly 
negligent. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Punishment 
for trespass 
on railroad 
property, 
after notice 
posted. 



Railroad not 
liable for in- 
jury to tres- 
passer, unless 
willfully or 
grossly negli- 
gent. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. If any person shall without right enter upon or 
remain in any right of way, tracks, yard, station ground, bridge, 
depot, or other building of any railroad, when notice has been 
posted forbidding such trespass, he may be fined not exceeding 
twenty dollars ; and no right to enter or be upon any railroad 
track shall be implied from custom or ,user however long con- 
tinued. 

Sect. 2. If any person shall be injured while engaged in any 
act prohibited by section 1 of this act, neither he nor his execu- 
tor or administrator shall have any cause of action against the 
railroad company for damages arising from such injury unless 
the injuries are occasioned by the willful or gross negligence of 
the railroad or its employees. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 76. 



317 



CHAPTER 76 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE:0F EMBALMING. 



Section 

1. Embalmers now in business to regis- 
ter. 

2. Others entering business must be ex- 
amined. 

3. Examinations. 

4. Forms and records; regulations for 
transportation; revocation of license. 



SF-CTION 

5. Restrictions on embalm in g ; e m - 
balmer not falsely to represent him- 
self as licensed. 

6. Punishment for violation. 

7. Fees and the disposition thereof. 

8. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Section 1. Every person who shall on the passage of this act Embaimers 
be engaged in the practice of embalming human bodies in this Su^ness to 
state, and shall desire to continue in that business, must, before '^'^s^^*®^'- 
the first day of September, 1899, register his name, age, length 
of time in the business, and place of residence with the state 
board of health, and shall receive a certificate certifying that he 
is a registered embalmer. 

Sect. 2. Any person other than a registered embalmer who others enter- 
desires hereafter to carry on the business of embalming in this must be"ex^-^ 
state, shall pass an examination before the state board of health, amined. 
and shall then receive a certificate as a licensed embalmer. 

Sect. 3. Examinations for licenses shall be given by the state Examina- 
board of health at least twice annually at Concord, and they"°°^" 
shall be in writing and in English. The examination papers 
shall contain such questions relating to the subject of embalming 
as the state board of health may deem necessary to determine 
the qualifications of the applicant for the business, and if found 
qualified, a certificate as provided for in section 2 of this act shall 
be granted him. 

Sect. 4. The state board of health may adopt such blanks fg^^^^sTreg- 
and forms of procedure as it may deem necessary and best topiations'for" 

X «/ •/ trs.ns'Dortti- 

carry out the provisions of this act, and it shall keep on file ation; rtvoca- 
list of all registered and licensed embalmers, and a record of ex-ncen"e. 
aminations, together with the examination papers, all of which 
shall be open to public inspection. The said board may, when- 
ever it deems such action necessary for the protection of the pub- 
lic health, establish regulations to govern the preparation and 
transportation, by rail or otherwise, of all bodies dead of an in- 
fectious, contagious, or other disease, and it shall have the power 
to revoke, for good and sufllcient cause, any license it may have 
issued. 

Sect. 5. No person shall embalm a body or inject into any on e^mbafm^ 
cavity of a body of any person that has died from an unknown ing;embainer 
cause, any fluid or substance, without a legal certificate of death represent^ 
or permission of the attending physician, and if a criminal cause licensed .^^ 



318 



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[189&. 



is suspected not until after a legal investigation has determined 
the facts. No person who has not passed the required examina- 
tion shall have the right to represent himself as a licensed em- 
balmer. 

Sect. 6. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this 
act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convic- 
tion thereof shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars, 
or be imprisoned not more than six months, for each offense. 

Sect. 7. The fee for registration under this act shall be one 
dollar and for examination five dollars, and from the money 
thus received shall be deducted the expenses for printing, sta- 
tionery, postage, etc., necessarily incurred under the provisions 
of this act, and the balance shall be turned into the state treas- 
ury, together with a certified statement of all receipts and expen- 
ditures. 

Sect. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
takere'ffecton are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eft'ect upon its pas- 

passage. ^^^^^ 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



Punishment 
for violation 



Fees and tlie 

disposition 

tliereof. 



Repealing 
clause: act 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE SCHOOL PRIVILEGES OF THE CITIES AND 
TOWNS OP THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Towns or districts may form super- 
visory district; superintendent of 
schools in such district. 

2. Committee and oflScers of supervis- 
ory district. 

3. One half of superintendent's salary 
to be paid by state in certain cases. 

4. Number of teachers to be employed. 

5. Schools to be kept at least twenty 
weeks. 



Section 

6. Appropriation, and disposition there- 
of. 

7. No town to receive anything under 
act or from literary fund, unless re- 
turns made, etc. 

8. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Towns or dis- 
tricts may 
form super- 
visory dis- 
trict; super- 
intendent of 
schools in 
such district. 



Committee 
and oncers of 
supervisory 
district. 



Section 1. Two or more towns or special districts, or their 
school boards when duly authorized by their respective districts, 
may, by vote of each, form a supervisory district for the purpose 
of employing a superintendent of the public schools therein, who 
shall perform in each town the duties prescribed by law and by 
the regulations of the school boards, giving thereto his entire 
time. 

Sect. 2. The school boards of the several districts forming 
the supervisory district shall constitute a joint committee which 



1899.] Chapter 77. 319 

for all purposes of this act shall be the agent of each district 
therein represented. kSaid committee shall meet between April 
1 and August 1 of each year, as may be agreed upon by the chair- 
men of the several boards, and organize by the choice of a chair- 
man, a secretary, and a treasurer; it shall elect a superintendent 
for such supervisory district, determine the character and value 
of his services, and apportion the same among the several dis- 
tricts, certifying such apportionment to their respective treas- 
urers. 

Sect. 3. Anv town or special district whose equalized valua-onehaif of 
tion does not exceed $2,000,000, which shall unite with one or |;^p,^s^^'^[^^;?^^-o 
more districts to form a supervisory district which shall employ ^e^pauiby 
as superintendent, at an annual salary, a person holding a per- tain cases. 
manent state teacher's certificate and shall certify through its . 
chairman and secretary such facts to the state treasurer, shall be 
entitled to one half its apportioned share of said salary, said sum 
to be paid by him in December of each year to the town treas- 
urer of each town in said supervisory district, upon sworn state- 
ment of the state superintendent of public instruction certifying 
as to w^hat amount each town is entitled. 

Sect. 4. Supervisory districts formed under this act shall^achel-stobe 
employ not fewer than tw^enty nor more than sixty teachers. employed. 

Sect. 5. Every school district in the state shall maintain its |ept atVeasf 
schools at least twenty weeks during every school year. twenty weeks 

Sect. 6. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) Appropiia- 
shall be appropriated annually from the state treasury for the di^posuion 
purposes of this act. Twenty-five per cent of the entire appro- tiieieof. 
priation shall be set apart each year to carry into eflfect section 3 
of this act. Any portion of the sum so set apart and not ex- 
pended as aforesaid shall remain in the state treasury to be used 
in any subsequent year, if needed, to carry out the purposes of 
said section. The remainder shall be paid by the state treasurer 
in December of each year to all the towns of the state in which 
the equalized valuation is less than $3,000 for each child of the 
average attendance in the public schools of such towns during 
the school year next preceding, and such other towns as may be 
added as hereinafter provided, on the sworn statement of the 
superintendent of public instruction certifying as to what 
amount each town is entitled, in direct proportion to said aver- 
age attendance and in inverse proportion to the equalized valu- 
ation per child, and shall be used exclusively for the support of 
the public schools. The governor and council may, upon rec- 
ommendation of the superintendent of public instruction, add to 
the class of towns specified above in this paragraph such other • 
towns as may seem from their peculiar conditions to need relief 
from too great a burden of school taxation. 

Sect. 7. No town shall receive any benefit under this act norNot9wnto 
any portion of the literary fund, unless its returns have been twngunal'r' 
made to the superintendent of public instruction as required by^^erary fund, 
chapter 92, section 13, of the Public Statutes, nor unless its^^a^f e'tc"^'^'^ 
schools have been maintained at least twenty weeks during the 



320 



Chapter 78. 



[1899. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



school year next preceding ; j^fovided, however, that the require- 
ment of twenty weeks of school shall net operate for the school 
year ending August, 1899. 

Sect. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 78. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE 

PRISON. 

Section l. Appropriations for state prison and provision for deficiency of income. 

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



Appropria- 
tions for state 
prison and 
provision for 
deficiency of 
income. 



Section 1. That in case the income of the state prison should 
at any time be insufficient to meet the current expenses, the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treas- 
ury 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 ensuing two 
years, be and hereby is appropriated for the payment of the sal- 
ary of the chaplain of the state prison. That the further sum of 
two hundred dollars annually, for the ensuing two years, be and 
hereby is appropriated for the benefit of the state prison library. 
That the further sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and 
hereby is appropriated for the repair of the prison buildings and 
tenement dwelling, for the introduction of high pressure water 
service, and for the purchase of additional iron grating and doors; 
to be expended by the governor and council, if in their opinion 
the whole or any part of said sum should be used for the pur- 
poses stated. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 79, 80. 



321 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELAT- 
ING TO THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING COURTS OF PROBATE 
WITHIN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 



Section 
1. Terms of probate court in Grafton 
county. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect June 1, 1899. 



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



Section 1. Section 9 of said chapter is hereby amended so as to Terms ot 
read as follows : " For the county of Grafton, — at Lebanon, onfn o'raiVn'"'' 
the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October; at ply. county, 
mouth, on the second Tuesday of February, May, August, and 
November ; at Woodsville, on the third Tuesday of March, June, 
September, and December ; Canaan, on the first Tuesday of June 
and December; at Haverhill, on the iirst Tuesday of February, 
May, and November." 

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

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on and after June 1, 1899. Takes effect 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] '^''"^ '' ''''• 



CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO ASSUME THE PRINTING EX- 
PENSES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF NEW HAjMPSHIRE, GRAND ARMY 
OF THE REPUBLIC. 



Section 
1. State assumes printing expenses of 
the department. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Seyiate and House of Re2wesentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That the state assume, and hereby does assume, |^'^^|g^^;^.jj^^.. 
the expense of the printing of the Department of New Hamp- ing^expenses 
shire. Grand Army of the Republic, and the secretary of state ment^*^^^^'"^" 
shall, upon the request of the assistant adjutant-general of that 
department, issue his written order to the state printer to exe- 
cute and furnish said department with such numbers of general 
orders, reports, circulars, and other printed matter as may be 
required from time to time, and such orders shall be the print- 



322 



Chapter 81. 



[1899. 



er's vouchers in settlement with the auditors, as otherwise pro- 
vided by law; said printing expense shall not exceed the sum of 
Takes effect three hundred dollars in any one year. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 OF CHAPTER 205 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE ABATEMENT OF COMMON NUI- 
SANCES, AND DEFINING THE MODE OF TRIAL AND CHARACTER OF 
INJUNCTIONS IN SUCH CASES. 



Section 

1. Abatement of nuisances on informa- 
tion or petition. 

2. Who may be enjoined. 



Section 
3. Takes eflect on passage as to future 
proceeaings. 



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



Section 1. 



Section 5 of chapter 205 of the Public Statutes is 

" The supreme court 



or petition. 



Abatement of 

"nformation "^ hereby amended so as to read as follows 

shall have jurisdiction in equity, upon information filed by the 
attorney-general, the solicitor for the county, or upon petition 
of a majority of the selectmen of the town, or of the mayor or 
city solicitor of the city, or of the chief or superintendent of po- 
lice or city marshal of the city or town, in which the building, 
place, or tenement is situated, to restrain, enjoin, or abate such 
nuisance, and a temporary injunction for that purpose may be 
issued by the court or any justice thereof, in term time or in va- 
cation, whenever the public good requires. All issues of fact 
arising in any proceeding under this act shall be tried by jury, 
unless the respondent files a written waiver of the right to jury 
trial. The expense in addition to taxable costs incurred by the 
above named officers in filing and prosecuting such information 
or petition to final judgment, obtaining injunctions and serving 
the same, shall be borne by the county, city, or town for which 
they are acting." 

Sect. 2. The owner of and all persons interested in the build- 
ing or premises in which said common nuisance is kept and 
maintained, as well as the keeper thereof, may be made parties 
to the proceedings, and all such owners, keepers, or parties in- 
terested, who may be found to have knowingly assented to the 
keeping or maintaining of such nuisance upon the premises at 
any time within six months prior to the commencement of such 
legal proceedings, and their servants, agents, lessees, and tenants 
shall be perpetually enjoined from keeping or maintaining, or 



Who may be 
ei]joiued. 



1899.] 



Chapter 82. 



323 



suffering to be kept or maintained, such nuisance upon the 
premises. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but noth- Take^s^flfect 
ing herein contained shall in any way affect or change either the ^^.^^JJa^to ^s 
course of procedure in or the disposition of any proceeding here-^^^*^®^ ^^^^' 
tofore instituted under the provisions of said chapter. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO PRIVATE BOATS. 



Section 
1. Certain private boats to carry liglits 
and comply with rules for pilots and 
steamboats. 



Section 

2. Punishment for violatien. 

3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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



Section 1. The owners or lessees of any private steam, elec- certain pri- 
tric, naphtha, or gasoline launches or boats not running for hire, carry lights 
shall hereafter, from the passage of this act, carry signal lights ^^fh^'riS'e^s^for 
from sunset to sunrise, and in every way comply with the rules ge°^^oat3. 
and regulations for the government of pilots on steamboats nav- 
igating the inland waters of ISTew Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. If any party shall violate the provisions of this ^ct, Pumshment^ 
he shall be fined not less than ten dollars for each offense, or 
imprisonment [imprisoned] for not less than thirty days, or both. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



on passage ; 

rei:>ealing 

clause. 



324 Chapters 83, 84. [1899. 



CHAPTER 83. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE UNLA^VEUL SALE OR TRANSFER OF TICK- 
ETS UPON STREET RAILROADS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

Section i Section 

1. Issue, sale, or gift of transfer tickets. | 2. Takes eflfect from passage. 

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

Issue, sale, or SECTION 1. No transfer ticket or written or printed, instru- 

fe"ticket"^' iT^ent, giving, or purporting to give, the right of transfer to any 
person or persons from a public conveyance operated upon one 
line or route of a street surface railroad, or from one car to 
another car upon the same line of street surface railroad, shall 
be issued, sold, or given, except to a passenger lawfully entitled 
thereto. Any person who shall issue, sell, or give away such a 
transfer ticket or instrument as aforesaid to a person or persons 
not lawfully entitled thereto, and any persons not lawfully enti- 
tled thereto who shall receive and use or ofter for passage any 
such transfer ticket or instrument, or shall sell or give away 
such transfer ticket or instrument to another with intent to have 
such transfer ticket used or offered for passage after the time 
limited for its use shall have expired, shall be guilty of a mis- 
demeanor. 

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

from passage. [Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12 OF CHAPTER 93 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO SCHOLARS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

Section l. Employment of cliilcTren in manufacturing establishments. 

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

Employment SECTION 1. Scctiou 1 2 of chapter 93 of the Public Statutes is 
manuyactuV" hereby amended by adding after the word " district" in the last 
mlnts*^^"^^'li" 6 the following: "Except that children who are graduates of 
a regularly graded grammar school, approved by the state super- 
intendent of public instruction, or who have an education equal 
to that of such graduates, may be granted employment certifi- 
cates by the school committee of the district in which they 



1899.] Chapter 85. 325 

reside; " so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
" Sect. 12. Children not included under the provisions of the 
preceding section shall not be employed in a manufacturing 
establishment unless they shall first furnish to the person pro- 
posing to employ them a certificate of the school board of the 
district in which they reside that they have attended some pub- 
lic or private day school in which the common English branches 
are taught during the preceding year as follows : If under six- 
teen and over fourteen years of age, twelve weeks; if under 
fourteen and over twelve years of age, six months, or such part 
thereof as the schools in the district in which they reside were 
in session; and if under twelve and over ten years of age, the 
whole time the schools were in session in such district. Except 
that children who are graduates of a regularly graded grammar 
school, approved by the state superintendent of public instruc- 
tion, or who have an education equal to that of such graduates, 
may be granted employment certificates by the school committee 
of the district in which they reside." 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 85. 

AX ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 167 OE THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELA- 
TION TO THE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER. 

Section 1. Insurance commissioner may fix reasonable rates for insurance ; fine for 
refusing to insure at rates fixed. 

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

Section 1. Section 11 of chapter 167 of the Public Statutes insurance ■ 
be and is hereby repealed, and the following substituted : " Sect, mayfixrea- 
11. Any person or persons who feel aggrieved by any rates for fnsmance*; 
charged by any fire insurance company doing business in the ?^^J^j.^^"^^g®j[J?|- 
state may complain to the insurance commissioner, who shall at l-ates axed, 
hear the parties ; and if it appear to him that the rates charged 
are excessive, he shall fix a reasonable rate, and the rate so fixed 
shall be binding upon all such companies doing business in the 
state. If any such insurance company refuses to insure property 
at the rates fixed by the insurance commissioner, it shall be fined 
two hundred dollars for each offense." 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



326 



Chapter 86. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT RELATING TO RE-INSURANCE AND THE TRANSACTION OF 
BUSINESS BY FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES OR ASSOCIATIONS OTH- 
ERWISE THAN THROUGH RESIDENT AGENTS. 



Section 

1. Foreign insurance companies not to 
insure except through resident 
agents; exceptions. 

2. Restrictions on re-insurance. 

3. Commi3sioner may examine for vio- 
lation of section 1; effect of refusal 
to submit to examination. 

4. Requirement by commissioner of in- 
formation respecting compliance 
■with act. 



Section 

5. Penalty for violation. 

6. Insurance of transportation compa- 
nies excepted. 

7. Repealing clause. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Foreign insur- 
ance compa- 
nies not to 
insure except 
through resi- 
dent agents ; 
exceptions. 



Restrictions 
on re-insur- 
ance. 



Commission- 
er may exam- 
ine for viola- 
tion of section 
1 ; effect of 
refusal to 
submit to ex- 
amination. 



Section 1, ISo fire insurance company or association, not in- 
corporated under the laws of this state, authorized to transact 
business herein, shall make, write, place, or cause to be made, 
written, or placed, any policy or contract of insurance upon any 
property situated or located in this state, except by an agent 
who is a resident of this state, regularly commissioned and 
licensed to transact insurance business herein ; and no such com- 
pany or association shall by its officers, agents, or managers, not 
residents of this state, write policies upon property within the 
state upon policy blanks previously countersigned by an agent 
in this state. Mutual companies writing all policies at their 
home office are excepted. 

Sect. 2. No such fire insurance company or association shall 
re-insure, in any manner whatsoever, the whole or any part of a 
risk taken by it on property situated or located in this state, in 
any other company or association not authorized to transact 
business in this state. No such fire insurance company or asso- 
ciation shall re-insure, nor assume as a re-insuring company or 
otherwise, in any manner or form whatsoever, the whole or any 
part of any risk or liability, covering property located in this 
state, of any insurance company or association not authorized to 
transact business in this state ; and the policy of re-insurance 
shall in all cases be written by a duly authorized agent residing 
in this state. 

Sect. 3. "Whenever the insurance commissioner shall have or 
receive information that any fire insurance company or associa- 
tion, not incorporated under the laws of this state, has violated 
any of the provisions of section 1 of this act, he is authorized, at 
the expense of such company or association, to examine, by him- 
self or his accredited representative, at the principal offices of 
such company or association, located in the United States of 



1899.] Chapter 87. 327 

America. The refusal of any such company or association to 
submit to such examination, or to exhibit its books and records 
for inspection, shall be presumptive evidence that it has violated 
the provisions of the first section of this act, and shall subject it 
to the penalties prescribed and imposed by this act. 

Sect. 4. The insurance commissioner may annually or at such by*eommis"*^ 
other times require of any such company or association such information 
information as he may deem advisable, in reference to the com- respecting 

,. , 1 • j_ compliance 

pliance to this act. with act. 

Sect. 5. Any insurance company or association willfully vie- Penalty for 
lating or failing to observe and comply with any of the provi-^^°^^^^°"" 
sions of this act, applicable thereto, shall be subject to and liable 
to pay a penalty of not exceeding two hundred dollars for each 
violation thereof, or the insurance commissioner may revoke the 
license of such company for one year. 

Sect. 6. No provisions of this act shall apply to insurance Jj?^^^^°^*^°^ 
upon property or liabilities of railroads or transportation com- tipn compa- 

i^ , i^ r J J- iiies excepted. 

panies. 

Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing 

visions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take efiect upon its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] ''" ^^'"'^'■ 



CHAPTER 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 134, SECTION 4, OF THE PUBLIC 
statutes, IN RELATION TO THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY. 

Section l. Fee for certificate of qualification as dentist. 

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

Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 134 of the Public Stat- Fee for certia- 
utes be amended by striking out the word "five " after the word cation^ a^^'^' 
" of " and before the word "dollars" and inserting in place "^^"ti^'^- 
thereof the word "ten," so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : " Sect. 4. The board shall charge each person 
for a certificate of qualification a fee of ten dollars. Any person 
failing to pass a satisfactory examination shall be entitled to be 
re-examined at any future meeting of the board. The board 
shall make a report of its proceedings to the governor by the 
thirty-first day of December in each year. All fees received by 
the board shall be paid into the treasury of the state." 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



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Chapters 88, 89. 
CHAPTER 88. 



[1899. 



AN ACT TO LAY OUT A STATE HIGHWAY BETWEEN THE MASSACHU- 
SETTS STATE LINE IN NASHUA TO THE MAIN STREET BRIDGE 
ACROSS THE PISCATAQUOG RIVER IN MANCHESTER. 



Section 
1. State highway from Nashua to Man- 
chester may be laid out. 



Section 

2. Coihinission for laying out. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

state highway SECTION 1. The govemor and council are hereby authorized 
to°Manchester ^^^ ^^^^^^ ^^ ^^ ^'"^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ highway between the Massachu- 
maybeiaici setts State line at Nashua where the highway now exists, thence 
^'^^' northerly to Dunstable road, so called, extending westerly from 

the Godfrey farm, so called ; thence beginning at the Pen- 
nichuck bridge on the Concord road in said ISTashua, and extend- 
ing northerly through the towns of Merrimack and Bedford and 
the city of Manchester to the bridge across the Piscataquog river 
on Main street in said Manchester. Said highway shall be laid 
out in width not exceeding one hundred feet, as the commis- 
sioners appointed by the governor shall determine. 
Commission Sect. 2. The goveriior and council are further authorized to 
for laying out. jj^PPqJj-j^ a commissiou for said purpose, consisting of three citi- 
zens of Hillsborough county, whose duty it shall be to lay out 
said highway, and said commission shall be invested with all the 
powers now conferred by law on county commissioners in laying 
of highways. 
Takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, 
on passage. [Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE AND LAY OUT A HIGHWAY BETWEEN THE MAS- 
SACHUSETTS STATE LINE AT SALISBURY BEACH AND FORT POINT 
IN NEWCASTLE, N. H. 



Section 
1. State highway from Salisbury to Fort 
Point may ibe laid out, constructed, 
and maintained ; commission for lay- 
ing out. 



Section 

2. Route of highway. 

3. Appropriation. 

4. Takes effect on passag 



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



state high- SECTION 1. The govcrnor and council are hereby authorized 

^a^iTsburyto and instructed to cause to be laid out, constructed, and to main- 
maybeS'aid ^ain a State highway between the Massachusetts state line at 



1899.] Chapter 89. 329 

Salisbury in said state and Fort Point in Newcastle in this state, out, con- 
following the survey and lines as made by Arthur W. Dudley, maintamed; 
civil engineer, in 1897 and 1898, and contained in his report to fo"i^hfg°out. 
the governor and council, which survey was made by virtue of 
and under chapter 105, joint resolution, passed 1897 ; and the 
governor and council are further authorized to construct and 
maintain in, along, and over the tide waters of the state such 
bridges, draws, and embankments as may be necessary to the 
construction of said highway and to its maintenance in a condi- 
tion for safe and convenient use, and the governor and council 
are further authorized in carrying out the provisions of this act 
to appoint a commission, consisting of three persons, whose duty 
it shall be to lay out said highway, and said commission shall 
proceed in the manner and have all tlie power now conferred by 
law on county commissioners by chapters 69, 70, 71, 72, and 73 
of the Public Statutes. 

Sect. 2. The route of the aforesaid highway shall be as fol- i^o^te of high- 
lows : Beginning at the boundary line between the state of 
Massachusetts and the state of New Hampshire, at a point be- 
tween the towns of Salisbury in Massachusetts and Seabrook in 
New Hampshire, and following the coast line in the town of 
Seabrook to Hampton river, which part of said highway shall 
be laid out to a width of one hundred feet and shall be wrought 
for travel to a width of thirty feet, then across Hampton river to 
Hampton beach, thence following the coast line along Hampton 
beach to highway laid out by Hampton Beach Improvement 
Company, thence by Hampton beach road and the Beach road, 
so called, in Hampton and North Hampton, past Great Boar's 
Head, the junction of the main road to Hampton and Exeter, the 
North beach where the life saving station is located, to Little 
Boar's Head, thence along and over Beach Hill, so called, thence 
along and over the existing highway around Little Boar's Head 
to the Farragut House in Rye, thence following the coast line to 
Philbrick's on Locke's beach, thence following coast line to ex- 
isting highway at Straw's Point, thence along said existing high- 
way to Rye harbor, which part of said road shall be laid out to 
a width of one hundred feet and wrought for travel to a width 
of thirty feet, thence across Rye harbor, thence following coast 
line to Foss's beach, thence by existing highway to a point near 
the life saving station at Wallis's sands, thence following coast 
line to the property of Prof. James Parsons, thence across the 
land of said Parsons, in full view of the ocean, to Odiorne's point, 
thence by widening existing highway to a width of one hundred 
feet by taking property of Charles F. Eastman, Martha Moran 
Jones, W. Duncan McKim, and others, to the property of J. W. 
Foye, thence across the property of J. W. Foye to an arm of 
Little Harbor, which part of said highway shall be laid out to a 
width of one hundred feet and wrought for travel to a width of 
thirty feet, thence across said arm of Little Harbor to the prop- 
erty of F. Jones, Orion L. Foye, and Samuel Odiorne to Went- 
worth House road, thence along said Wentworth House road to 



330 



Chapter 90. 



[1899. 



Appropria- 
tion. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



the bridge, which part of said road shall be laid out to a width 
of one hundred feet and w^rought for travel to a width of thirty 
feet, thence across said bridge past Hotel Wentworth to a point 
opposite the Wentworth cottage, thence to and across land be- 
longing to estates of True M. Ball, George W. Haven, Jacob 
"Wendell, and others to a point on the coast, thence along the 
coast to Fort Point in Newcastle, IST. H. The lines as laid down 
in this, as to the width of road and width to be wrought for 
travel, are subject to such modifications as exigencies at particu- 
lar places may require. 

Sect. 3. The sum of eight hundred dollars is hereby appro- 
priated to carry out the provisions of this act. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT PEOVIDING FOR DEPUTY CITY AND TOWN CLERKS. 
Section 1. Appointment and duties of deputy clerks. 

He it enacted by the iSenate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Appointment 
and duties of 
deputy 
clerks. 



Section 1. The mayor and aldermen of cities, or city councils, 
according to which form of government they are acting under, 
and the selectmen of towns, may appoint a deputy city or town 
clerk, who shall qualify in the same manner as city or town clerks 
now qualify, and shall perform all the duties of the city or town 
clerk in case of absence by sickness, resignation, or otherwise of 
the clerk of the city or town. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 91, 92. 



331 



CHAPTER 91 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE WIDTH OF WHEEL RIMS AND FELLOES. 



Section 
1. Width of wheel rims of wagons carry- 
ing heavy loads prescribed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect January 1, 1900; punish- 
ment for violation. 



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

Section 1. All freight, express, and farm wagons, carts, -v^i^th of 

coaches, or carriages hereafter constructed or purchased for use"^ii«®i rims of 
' T^TP • 1^ •! wagons carry- 

in this state, and used lor carrying more than two tons weight Ing heavy 

and less than four tons shall have the rims or felloes of their scribed!^" 

wheels at least four inches wide, and for carrying more than four 

tons and less than six tons the rims or felloes of their wheels 

shall he at least five inches wide, and for carrying more than six 

tons the rims or felloes of their wheels shall be not less than six 

inches wide. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 1900, and any Takes effect 
person who shall thereafter use any vehicle mentioned in the igS^punish- 
preceding section, thereafter constructed or purchased by him, J^ti^n!°^^^°' 
with wheel rims or felloes of less width than herein provided, 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 92. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF BLACK BASS IN WAUKE- 
WAN LAKE IN THE TOWNS OF MEREDITH, CENTER HARBOR, AND 
NEW HAMPTON. 



Section 
1. Black bass protected in certain wa- 
ters. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. If any person shall take or kill any black bass in prot^ct^dln 
the months of May or June in any year, in any of the waters of certain 
Waukewan lake in the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, and^^ ®^^' 
New Hampton, he shall be fined ten dollars for each black bass 
so taken or killed, or be imprisoned not more than ninety days, 
or both. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



332 



Chapters 93, 94. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER TO NEGOTIATE A 
TEMPORARY LOAN. 

Section l. State treasurer authorized to negotiate temporary loan. 

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



state treas- 
urer author- 
ized to nego- 
tiate tempo- 
rary loan. 



Section 1. The state treasurer, by advice and under the di- 
rection of the governor and council, is hereby authorized to 
borrow annually for the fiscal years 1899-1900 and 1900-1901, 
for the temporary use of the state, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, at such times and in such amounts as 
may be necessary, at such rates of interest as may be determined, 
not to exceed six per cent per annum. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 55 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, ENTITLED 
" PERSONS AND PROPERTY LIABLE TO TAXATION." 



Section 
1. Taxation of vehicles. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Taxation of 
vehicles. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 7, division vii, chapter 55 of the 
Public Statutes, by striking out all of said division, and insert- 
ing the following instead thereof: "Division yil Vehicles, the 
aggregate value of which exceeds one hundred dollars." 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 95, 96. 33a 



CHAPTER 95. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 23 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Senatorial district number IS. 

2. Senatorial district number 20. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 19 of chapter 23 of the Public Statutes is senatorial 
hereby amended by striking out the word "and" before the nmnber is. 
word " nine " in the second line, and inserting after the word 
" nine " the words " and ten," so that said section as amended 
will read : " Sect. 19. Senatorial district number 18 contains 
wards iive, six, eight, nine, and ten of Manchester." 

Sect. 2. Amend section 21 of said chapter by striking out the senatorial 
word " and " before the word " eight" in the second line there- number 20. 
of, and inserting after the word " eight " the words " and nine," 
so that said section as amended will read : " Sect. 21. Sena- 
torial district number twenty contains Hudson, wards four, live, 
six, seven, eight, and nine of Nashua, Pelham, and Salem." 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTEli 96. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 42 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1897, EN- 
TITLED " AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE FORFEITURE OF LIFE IN- 
SURANCE POLICIES." 

Section l. Laws 1897, c. 42, repealed. 

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

Section 1. That chapter 42 of the Session Laws of 1897 is Laws of 1897, 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. repeafeV.^' 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



334 



Chapters 97, 98. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 73 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RE- 
LATING TO THE REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS IN TOWNS. 



Section 
1. Highway appropriation to be col- 
lected as other taxes. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Highway SECTION 1. Any appropriations for the repair of highways in 

to becoiiect*" towns shall be committed to the collector of taxes and be col- 
taxel"**^^^ lected as other taxes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
Spassa¥e'' [Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO GRAND JURIES IN THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 



Section 
1. At what terms in Grafton county 
grand juries shall attend. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
June 1, 1S99. 



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



Atwhatterms SECTION 1. A grand jury shall be summoned to attend the 
coi?nty"g*mnd March term of the supreme court at Woodsville, in the town of 
attind!^^^^ Haverhill, in the county of Grafton, the October term at Leba- 
non, in said county, and the November term in Plymouth, in 
said county, in each year. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

tikel^effect ^^^ hereby repealed, and this act shall take efiect June 1, 1899. 
June 1,1899. [Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 99, 100. 



335 



CHAPTER 9 9. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2, CHArTER 86 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, RELATING TO STATE AID TO INDIGENT DEAF AND DUIMB, 
BLIND, AND FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN. 

Section l. Assistance to be furnislied on recommendation of state board of charities 

and correction. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 86 of the Public Stat- Assistance to 
utes, by inserting at the beginning of said section the following q® recom^^*^^ 
words : " Upon the recommendation of the state board of chari- ™e^<i^tjon^oj^ 
ties and correction," so tliat said section as amended shall read : charities and 
" Sect. 2. Upon the recommendation of the state board of char- '^°'^^^*^'^^°"' 
ities and correction, assistance shall be furnished to such persons, 
in such amounts, and at such asylums, schools, or other institu- 
tions designed for the purpose, as the governor and council shall 
direct." 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 100. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS WHILE IN QUAR- 
ANTINE. 



Section 

1. Board of health to assist those in 
quarantine. 

2. Accounts of sucli expenditui-es; as- 
sistance not to be construed as public 
aid, except when furnished to pau- 
pers. 



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



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



Section 1. Whenever any person or family is placed in quar- Board of 
antine by a board of health to protect the public against small- s^t"ho*s°eTn 
pox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, or other dangerous, infectious, or ^ii^arantine. 
contagious disease, it shall be the duty of said board to assist 
such person or family while in quarantine, in such manner as in 
the judgment of the board may be deemed wise or necessary. 



336 



Chapter 101. 



[1899. 



Accounts of 
such expendi- 
tures; assist- 
ance not to be 
construed as 
public aid, 
except when 
furnished to 
paupers. 



Kepealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. All expenses thus incurred, or such part thereof as 
the board may determine, shall be deemed a legitimate expendi- 
ture for the protection of the public health, and shall be charged 
to the account of incidental expenses, but not to any indigent or 
pauper account; nor shall such expenditure be construed to 
mean a public aid to the person or persons so quarantined and 
assisted, unless such person or persons are already paupers as 
defined by the Public Statutes. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 101. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SELECTION OF JURORS. 



Section 

1. Discharge of juror exempt or unfit; 
provision for expense of juror so dis- 
charged. 

2. Notice of drawing of jurors in city to 
be posted in city hall ; drawing to be 
at city clerk's oflice. 



Section 

3. City clerk to attend drawing, and to 
see that names are in box and draw- 
ing is publicly and fairly made. 

4. Takeseffect July 1, 1899. 



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



vision for 
expense of 
juror so dls 
charged. 



Discharge of SECTION 1. If any person selected and attendma; court as a 

juror exempt . . , n • • -iii^i 

or unfit; pro- juror IS exempt from service as a juror, or is deemed by the 
court unfit, either mentally or physically, or because of vicious 
habits or other sufficient cause, to act as a juror, he shall be dis- 
charged, and another juror may be drawn from the same town 
or ward. All expense incurred by the county by reason of the 
summoning and attendance of a juror so discharged shall be 
paid to the county by the town or city from which such juror 
was selected. 
Notice of Sect. 2. The notice of the time and place appointed for draw- 

ju?oTs"il city iug jurors in any city shall also be posted in the city hall, or 
incityhauf builcUng in which the office of the city clerk is kept; and the 
drawing to'be place of drawing for every ward shall be the office of the city 

a\j City cici'-K s ^ - .. 

office. clerk. 

attendlnlw Sect. 3. The city clerk shall attend every drawing of jurors 

ing, and to see in the city, shall ascertain that all the names on the jury list for 

are in box and any Ward are in the box, and shall see that the drawing of jurors 

pubuc'irand is publicly and fairly made. 

fairly made. Sect. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after 

juiv^i, We^ the first day of July, 1899. 

[Approved Marcli 11, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 102, 103. 
CHAPTER 102 



337 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TIME OF HOLDING THE TERMS OF THE 
SUPREME COURT IN THE COUNTIES OF STRAFFORD AND BELKNAP. 



Section 
4. Repeal of former provisions. 



Section 

1. Terms in Straflford county. 

2. Terms in Belknap county. 

3. Takes effect in Strafford May 1, 1899, 
in Belknap on passage; provision 
saving writs made returnable accord- 
ing to former laws. 

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

Section 1. The trial terms of the supreme court shall be Terms in 
holden annually for the county of StraiForcl, at Dover, on the county!'^ 
second Tuesday of February and the third Tuesday of Septem- 
ber. 

Sect. 2. The trial terms of the supreme court for Belknap Terms in 
county shall be holden annually at Laconia on the first Tuesday ^ount'y.^' 
of May and the first Tuesday of ITovember. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on the first day of May, Takes effect 
1899, so far as it relates to the terms of court in Strafford county, May i, ism) in 
and all writs and processes commenced before that date and passage ^pro- 
made returnable on the first Tuesday of September next, shall T^nl-Tl^^'Xi"^ 

. ... , i-imi r'o 1 writs made 

be entered m said court on the third iuesday ol September ; yetmnabie 
and such entries shall have the same force and efifect as if said formerT^ws*! 
writs had been entered on the first Tuesday of September. This 
act so far as it relates to the terms of court in Belknap county 
shall take effect upon its passage; and all writs and other pro- 
cess returnable to said court in said county under the law as 
it now exists shall be returnable to and may be entered at the 
terms of said court in said county as fixed by this act. 

Sect. 4. So much of section 3, chapter 206, Public Statutes, as Repeal of 
is inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed. v'isions.^^^°" 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 103. 

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

Section l. State tax for 1900 and 1901. 

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



Section 1. The sum of four hundred and twenty -five thou- state tax for 
sand dollars shall be raised annually for the use of the state for ^^'^'^ ^"'^ ^^°^- 



338 



Chapter 104. 



[1899. 



the years 1900 and 1901, 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 present session of the legislature ; 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, 1900 and 1901 ; and the state treasurer is 
hereby authorized to issue his extent for all taxes which shall 
remain unpaid on the dates last above named. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT m AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 286 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 



Section 
1. Salary of the secretary of state; ac- 
counts and disposition of fees re- 
ceived. 



Section 
2. Repealing 
passage. 



clause ; act takes effect on 



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



Salary of the SECTION 1. Chapter 286 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
secretary of amended by striking out all of section 3 and inserting the follow- 
clmtt's^aM ing : " Sect. 3. The annual salary of the secretary of state shall 
fils°rec'e"ved^ be^twenty-five hundred dollars, which shall be in full for his ser- 
vices. He shall render an account to the governor and council 
of all fees received by him for civil commissions, for making and 
giving copies and certificates to individuals for private use, and 
of all other fees received by him for official acts, quarterly on 
the last days of March, June, September, and December of each 
year, and shall pay the amount thereof to the state treasurer for 
the use of the state." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
efiect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



1899.] 



Chapter 105. 



339 



CHAPTER 105. 

AiSr ACT RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE 

GENERAL COURT. 



Section 

1. Apportionment of representatives. 

2. Towns of less than 600 inhabitants. 

3. Provision in case next census is pro- 
mulgated before election of 1900. 



Section 
4. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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



Section 1. Until another general census of tlie state is taken Apportion- 
ancl officially promulgated, tlie following named towns and ™|^\^^^<^f [;^i'g_ 
wards may send representatives to the general court under the 
authority of the constitution as follows : 

One representative each from Acworth, Alexandria, Aliens- one repre- 
town, Alstead, Alton, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Ashland, tentative. 
Auburn, Barnstead, Barrington, Bartlett, Bath, Bedford, Bel- 
mont, wards one, two, and three of Berlin, Bethlehem, Boscawen, 
Bow, Bradford, Brentwood, Bristol, Campton, Canaan, Candia, 
Canterbury, Carroll, Charlestown, Chester, Chesterheld, Chi- 
chester, Colebrook, Columbia, wards two, three, eight, and nine 
of Concord, Cornish, Danbury, Danville, Deerfield, Durham, 
Effingham, Enfield, Epping, Epsom, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, 
wards one, two, and three of Franklin, Freedom, Fremont, Gil- 
ford, Gilmanton, Gilsura, Gorham, Grafton, Greenfield, Green- 
land, Greenville, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Han- 
cock, Harrisville, Henniker, Hollis, Hudson, Jaftrey, Jefl:erson, 
wards two, three, four, and five of Keene, Kingston, wards one, 
two, three, four, and five of Laconia, Lee, Londonderry, Loudon, 
Lyme, Lyndeborough, Marlborough, Mason, Meredith, Merri- 
mack, Milan, Milton, Moultonborough, wards four and five [of] 
Nashua, ilSTew Boston, ]^ewfields. New Hampton, New Ipswich, 
New London, Newton, Northfield, North Hampton, Northum- 
berland, Northwood, Nottingham, Orford, Ossipee, Pelhara, 
Piermont, Pittsburg, Plainfield, Plaistow, wards three, four, and 
five of Portsmouth, Raymond, Rindge, wards one, two, three, 
four, five, and six of Rochester, Rumney, Rye, Salisbury, Sanborn- 
ton. Sandwich, Seabrook, wards one, two, three, four, and five of 
Somersworth, Stark, Strafford, Stratford, Stratham, Stewarts- 
town, Sunapee, Sutton, Swanze}', Tamworth, Thornton, Tilton, 
Troy, Tuftonborough, Unity, Wakefield, Warner, -Warren, 
Weare, Wentworth, Westmoreland, Wilmot, Windham. 

Two representatives each : Wards one, five, six, and seven Two repre- 
of Concord, Conway, Derry, wards one, three, and five of Dover, 
Gofl^stown, Hanover, Haverhill, Hillsborough, Hinsdale, Hook- 
sett, Hopkinton, ward one of Keene, ward six of Laconia, Lisbon, 



sentatives. 



340 



Chapter 106. 



[1899. 



Three repre- 
sentatives. 



Four repre- 
sentatives. 

Five repre- 
sentatives. 
Six represent- 
atives. 

Town? of less 
than 600 in- 
habitants. 



Provision in 
case next 
census is 
promulgated 
before elec- 
tion of 1900. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
repealing 
clause. 



wards six, seven, and ten of Manchester, wards one, two, three, 
six, seven, eight, and nine of Nashua, Newmarket, Newport, 
Peterborough, Pittsfield, Plvmouth, ward one of Portsmouth, 
Eolhnsford, Salem, Walpole, Whitefield, Wilton, and Winches- 
ter. 

Three representatives each : Ward four of Concord, wards 
two and four of Dover, Farmington, Lancaster, Lebanon, Little- 
ton, wards one, two, and eight of Manchester, Milford, Pem- 
broke, ward two [of] Portsmouth, Wolfeborough. 

Four representatives each : Exeter, ward nine of Man- 
chester. 

Five representatives : Claremont. 

Six representatives each : Wards three, four, and five of 
Manchester. 

Sect. 2. The following named towns, not having six hundred 
inhabitants according to the last general census, may each elect 
and send to the general court a representative until the next 
general census of the state is taken and promulgated : Albany, 
Atkinson, Bennington, Brookfield, Brookline, Center Harbor, 
Croydon, Dalton, Deering, Dorchester, Dublin, Dummer, Dun- 
barton, East Kingston, Eaton, Franconia, Goshen, Grantham, 
Groton, Hill, Holderness, Jackson, Kensington, Landafl", Lang- 
don, Lempster, Lincoln, Litchfield, Lyman, Madbury, Madison, 
Marlow, Monroe, Mont Vernon, Newbury, Newcastle, New 
Durham, Newington, Richmond, Roxbury, Sandown, South 
Hampton, Springfield, Sullivan, Surry, Washington, Webster, 
and Woodstock. 

Sect. 3. If the census for 1900 shall have been ofiicially pro- 
mulgated before the biennial election of 1900 is held, the pre- 
ceding sections shall apply only to such towns as have less than 
six hundred inhabitants under such census, and all towns having 
more than six hundred inhabitants under such census promul- 
gated as aforesaid shall be represented as the constitution of the 
state provides. 

Sect, 4. This act shall take efiect on its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 106. 



NAMES CHANGED. 



Names 
changed. 



Rockingham. 



From -January, 1897, to January, 1899, the judges of probate 
have made and returned to the secretary of state the following 
changes of names : 

Rockingham County. — Mary F. Elkins to Mary F. Dearborn ; 
Morris London to Moses Herts London ; Harriet C. Read to 



1899.] Chapter 106. 341 

Harriet Cora Edwards; Aner M. Brady to AnerM. Bates; Ada- 
line S. Tilton to Adaline S. Perkins ; Harrison Enoch West to 
"William Harrison West ; Rebecca Priscilla Eaton to Bessie Pris- 
cilla Clouette; Baby Fears to Henrietta May Slangliter ; Harold 
Emerson Smith to Harold Emerson Caswell ; Sally L. Dissel to 
Sally L. Wells ; Mary A. Tuttle to Mary A. Batchelder ; Annie 
Keniston to Annie Varrell ; Emma M. Atkinson to Emma M. 
Allen ; Sarah Perkins Godfrey to Dorothy Perkins Godfrey ; 
Mabel Shaw to Mabel Shaw Somerby ; Maud E. Smith to Maud 
E. Emery; Ralph Leroy Tuttle to Ralph Leroy Keezer; Irene 
Smith to Irene Hare; Annie Mary Wio;gin to Annie Mary 
French ; Laurie Pearl Wiggin to Laurie Pearl French ; Carrie 
G. Woodbury to Carrie G. Brown ; Agnes W. Heath to Agnes 
W. Tuttle; Mary L Warner to Mary I. Sleeper; Helen F. Col- 
ston to Helen F. Elliott; Nellie A. Kenerson to Nellie A. Smith ; 
Cora II. Cutler to Cora H. McGrath ; Sarah Sawyer to Sarah 
Leavitt ; Marion M. Whitehouse to Marion Margaret Zoll ; 
Alice C. Poor to Alice C. Brown ; Josephine Smith to Lillian 
Isadore Prescott; ItaB. Hart to ItaB. Carter; EmmaF. Wilson 
to Emma F. Corning ; Mary F. Colson to Mary F. Neal ; Frank 
A. Tyler to Francis Odlin Tyler ; Susie Marion Hill to Susie 
Marjorie Dustin; Rose A. Seamans to Rose A. Moreland, 

Strafford County. — Mary Alphomine (Hardwood) Duelois strafford 
to Mary Alphomine Routhier ; Bernice Lodena Lisles to Mabelle 
Amelia Hall ; Bertha E. Goodwin to Alberta Trask ; Christina 
Ferguson to Christina Durgin ; Fannie W. Lowe to Fannie W. 
Beacher ; Ella M. Plummer to Ella M. Hussey ; Lilla C. Stevens 
to Lilla C. Davis; Ara Adna Hubbard to Ara Adna Sleeper; 
Alice Donahue to Alice Mills ; Rose B. Stokes to Rose B. Bart- 
lett ; Isabella Blackburn to Isabelle B. Chesley ; Isadore How- 
ard to Isadore Lord ; Henry E. Hodgdon to Harry E. Hodgdon ; 
Rose Eltha Jewell to Rose Eltha Estes ; Olive L. Stevenson to 
Olive L. Beacham ; George Herbert Wentworth to Bert Went- 
worth ; Annie Springer to Annie Knapp. 

Belknap County. — Edna B. Clegg to Edna B. Ilowland ; Beiknap. 
Chester John Flack to James Chester John Flack; Carrie Belle 
Watts to Carrie May Wells ; Georgianna Dockham to Georgi- 
anna Dupont; Lydia Maud Yannah to Maud Lydia Emery; 
Guy Leonard Taylor (Courtois) to Andrew Leonard Childs ; 
Clayton J. Palmer (Folsorp) to Clayton J.Mahomet; Flora B. 
Seeley to Flora B. Wyatt; Bertha M. Collins to Bertha M. 
Crane; Hattie A. Drinkwater to Hattie A. Bennett; Ivon 
Blanche Bunker to Blanche Ivon Grant. 

Carroll County. — Cordelia P. Schenck to Cordelia P. John- cairon. 
eon; Annie Mehitable Brackett to Annie Mehitable Wiggin; 
Kate Whitehouse to Kate Clark ; Myrtle A. Grace to Myrtle A. 
Aldrich ; Laura May Currier to Laura May Oilman ; Alice T. 
Holmes to Alice Thompson ; Flora C. Roberts to Flora C. Leav- 
itt ; Catherine Alice Hughes to Alice Mary Brooks. 

Merrimack County.— Wilfred St. Denis to Wilfred Le- ^®^'"°^^*^^- 
febvre ; Sara Warren Whiting to Sara Warren Buchanan; Wal- 



342 Chapter 106. [1899. 

ter Albert Gregor to Walter Albert Monteith ; Rosa Tappan to 
Rosa Glines ; Francis Elmer Wight to Francis Elmer Sawyer ; 
Madeline Cynthia Estella Smith to Madeline Smith Caldon ; 
Ernest Stanley Grady to Clayton Roswell Eaton ; Rufus T. Rob- 
erts to Rufus T. Morrison ; Charlotte L. Allen to Maria Char- 
lotte Allen ; Charles Francis Allen to Charles Francis Hitchcock 
Allen ; Patrick Hagerty to Patrick Frank Hagerty ; George 
Oliver Perkins to Frank George French ; John Lewis Ryder to 
John Lewis Randolph ; Mary S. Clarke to Mary Abbott ; Ida J. 
Christopher to Ida J. Leavitt ; George H. Howland to George 
H. Bartlett; Marguerite Derrick to Marguerite Taylor; Bessie 
L. Gould to Bessie L. Traver ; Viola Goyette Denno to Viola M. 
Goyette. 

Hiustooiougb. Hillsborough County. — Willie Kelly to Guy Clarence Von- 
dell ; George Leo Reed to George Leo ISTickelson ; Fannie S. 
Scribner to^Fannie S. Felch ; Feme Ethel McDonald to Feme 
Ethel Colburn ; Loren A. Campbell to Philip W. Rounsevel ; 
Howard L. Purington to Leonard Maurice Quimby ; Max Otto 
Blei to Max Otto Grundel ; Arthur L. Schaffer to Arthur L. 
Karr ; Carlton Grant to Carlton Grant Prince ; Josephine E. 
Winslow to Josephine E. Carter ; Elbert Reynold Bent to Elbert 
Reynold Chute ; Joseph Henry Herman to Joseph Henry Her- 
man Roque ; William Beck to William Ora Wilkins ; Alta 
Thompson to Alta Hall ; Earle Ray Sefton to Erhardt William 
Schmidtchen; Ruth Chase to Ruth Curtis; Ada Gladys Shaw 
to Ada Gladys Shaw Broadhead ; Mildred E. Lawrence to Mil- 
dred Evelyn Lawrence Thorpe ; Pearl A. Clement to Pearl Anna 
Sanders ; Arthur R. Faulkner to Raymond Arthur Dewey ; 
Frederick Quinn to Frederick Charles Lawes; Edwin S. Good- 
win to Georges Edwin Goodwin Batchelder ; Annie Belle Mills 
to Annie Belle Mills Buckland; Clara E. Parks to Clara Eme- 
line Dickinson ; Morris Aschtashinsky to Morris Asch ; Charlie 
B. Bodwell to Charles B. Bodwell ; Emily A. Wedge to Emily 
A. Brown ; George Parker Hill to George Parker Hills ; Ann 
Rebekah Hill to Ann Rebekah Hills ; Lizzie Neal to Lizzie D. 
George; David Albert Hodge to David Albert Smith; Grace 
Helen Warren to Helen Jones; Carlotta A. LaBonta to Carlotta 
A. Cleaves ; Julian Samuel Lord to Samuel Julian Lord ; Lulu 
A. Brough to Lulu A. Parker ; Albina L. Hyland to Albina L. 
Warren ; Mary J. S. Knight to Mary J. Shipley; Ancie L. Clif- 
ford to Annie L. Lord ; "Mary M. Wyeth to Mary M. Morse; 
Gertrude V. Lynch to Gertrude V. Estey ; Bella Miller to Bella 
McGee; Hazel May Ordwayto Hazel May Batchelder ; Georgia 
Heath Nelson to Georgia A. Heath ; Nona Commillia Shirley to 
Nona Commillia Bonney; Stella Louisa Hefty to Stella Louisa 
Berger; Annie F. Methley to Annie F. Dow; Fannie H. French 
to Fannie H. Sawyer ; John Isaacson to John Leaf. 

Cheshire. CHESHIRE CouNTY. — Addle Maria Brooks to Addie Maria 

Young ; Esther Newcomb to Esther N. Welch ; Mary A. Bab- 
cock to Mary A. Breen ; Ada li. Pratt to Ada Harriet Kings- 
bury; Edna Rosella Foley to Edna Rosella Parkhurst; Regi- 
nald Hayden to Reginald Balch; Fannie Ella Gee to Ella Fannie 



1899.] Chapter 107. 343 

Gee ; Abbie New to Abbie A. Clark ; Marion Cooper to Marion 
Martell ; Electa L. Read to Electa L. Wright ; Grace Mave 
Davis to Grace Mave Greene ; Charles Sylvester Gunnison to 
Charles Sylvester Haynes ; Elsie I. Howard to Elsie Irene New- 
ell. 

Sullivan County. — Hattie Rose Pearl Bryant to Hattie Rose sunivan. 
Pearl Merrill ; Lucia C. Cutting to Lucia C. Pierce ; Etta Bel- 
knap to Etta Belle Davis ; John W. Fredericks to John Freder- 
ick Lakin ; Mary J. Fellows to Mary J. Lewis ; Willie Elisha 
Kempton to Will Elisha Kempton; Mary Marcott to Mary 
Georgiana Churchill ; Melissa J. Paul to Melissa J. Way ; Elvira 
L. Perry to Elvira L. Spaulding ; Marble E. Piper to Marble E. 
Kibbee, 

Grafton County. — Pearl Adams to Pearl Myott; Lyman ^I'^ftou. 
Bailey to Richard Miles Knapp ; Adrian Norma Currier to 
Adrian Norma Welch; Sarah E. Elliott to Sarah E. Burgess ; 
Mona Haynes to Mona Dimond ; Nellie Estelle Jenks to Ella 
May Bartlett ; Waiter Perkins to Walter P. Lynde ; Merton E. 
Spiller to Merton E. Castellino ; Edward Verry to Edgar Verry 
Eastman ; Randall Wentworth to Eugene B. Hubbard ; Lillian 
Inez Waters to Mary Helen Knapp. 

Coos County. — Grace M. Burnham to Grace M. Crawford ; coos. 
Jennie Marie Reynolds to Jennie Marie Greenfield ; Mary C. 
Gerry to Mary C. Twohey ; Ina M. Page to Ina M. Cole ; Pearle 
Kathlene Stevenson to Pearle Kathlene Quimbv. 



CHAPTER 10 7. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF J. H. WILLOUGHBY, SILAS G. CLIF- 
FORD, JOHN W. ODLIN, EDWARD PLUMMER, JOHN H. WILLEY, AND 
FRED E. RICHARDSON. 

Sundry appropriations. 

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

That J. II. Willoughby be allowed the sum ot forty-seven sundry ap- 
dollars and sixty cents; John H. Willey be allowed the sum oi^^oi^vm^xons 
twenty-eight dollars ; Silas G. Cliflbrd be allowed the sum of 
thirty -five dollars and sixty cents ; John W. Odlin be allowed 
the sum of fourteen dollars and twenty cents ; Edward Plummer 
be allowed the sum of eighteen dollars ; Fred E. Richardson be 
allowed the sum of fourteen dollars and twenty cents ; Ralph W. 
Gordon be allowed the sum of twenty-four dollars and forty 
cents ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved January 7, 1899.] 



344 



Chapters 108, 109. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 108. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 145 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1887 AND CHAPTER 128 OF THE LAWS OF 1889, RELATING TO HIS- 
TORIES OF MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS AND THE NAVAL CONTIN- 
GENT OF THE STATE. 

Histories of military organizations and naval contingent. 

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



Histories of 
military or- 
ganizations 
and naval 
contingent. 



That the provisions of the joint resolution in relation to the 
purchase of the histories of the military organizations of this 
state in the late war between the states of the Union, approved 
October 21, 1887, being chapter 145 of the laws of that year, and 
also the provisions of the joint resolutions upon the same subject, 
being chapter 128 of the laws of 1889, shall extend to, include, 
and be applicable to such history of the naval contingent of N'ew 
Hampshire in the wars of the American colonies and the United 
States as shall be hereafter first published under the authority 
and with the approval of the New Hampshire Historical Society. 

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 109. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE RECORD OF THE SOLDIERS 
AND SAILORS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

One copy to be given to each regimental association at The Weirs. 

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



One copy to That ouc copy of the record of the soldiers and sailors of New 
elch^Tlgi*^ Hampshire shall be given to each regimental association at The 
^Itlonlt t'iic ^^^^'^ 5 ^^^^ books to be kept in the headquarters of each asso- 
weirs. ciation. 



[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 110, 111. 
CHAPTER 110. 



345 



JOIXT EESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR TAKING THE SEXSE OF THE 
QUALIFIED VOTERS OF THE STATE AS TO THE EXPEDIENCY OF 
CALLING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. 



Section 
1. Warrants for election in November, 
1900, to contain article on question of 
calling constitutional convention. 



Section 

2. Question of calling constitutional 
convention to be printed on ballots. 

3. Returns of votes on the question. 



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



Section 1. Thattlie selectmen of the several towns and places warrants for 
in this state are directed to insert in their warrants calling town November, 
meetings for the biennial election to be holden on the Tuesday J^^°' ^^.j^°{^- 
next following the iirst Monday in November, 1900, an article on question 

<D *J ' •' Qf CfLllUl*'' coil- 

which shall require the sense of the qualified voters to be taken stitutionai 
on the following question; namely. Is it expedient that a con-*'""^'^'^'^^*^"' 
vention be called to revise the constitution ? 

Sect. 2. The secretary of state, in the preparation of the bal- Question of 

CB-llin^ coil- 

lots for use in the biennial election in iTovember, 1900, shall have stitutionai 
printed on the ballots the following question : Is it expedient be'in-tntea^'n 
that a convention be called to revise the constitution ? and so i^^iiots. 
arrange the form of the ballots that the sense of the voters may 
be taken on this question. 

Sect. 3. The town clerks of the several towns and wards in Ketmus of 
this state shall, within thirty days after said biennial election, ^°*®^ °^ *^^^ 
make return to the secretary of state of the number of votes cast 
for, and also of the number of votes cast against, the calling of 
a convention to revise the constitution. 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



question. 



CHAPTER 111 



JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL TO 
DISTRIBUTE THIRTY SETS OF HITCHCOCK'S GEOLOGY. 

Exchange of gift of thirtj' sets authorized. 

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

That the governor and council be authorized to exchange or Exchange of 
present thirty sets of Hitchcock's Geology and Atlas, as they f^^^ °^^^/^^'^7 
:shall deem for the best interest of the state. jzed.' 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



346 



Chapters 112, 113. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 112. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOE OF CEETAIN HOSPITALS FOE CAEE OF 

SICK SOLDIEES. 

Allowance to certain hospitals. 

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



Allowance to 

certain 

hospitals. 



That the sum of $61.20 be allowed the Cottage hospital of La- 
coiiia ; the sum of $22 be allowed the Cottage hospital of Exeter ; 
the sum of $153 be allowed the City hospital of Boston ; the 
sum of $377.10 be allowed the Woman's hospital of Concord; 
the sum of $3,985.61 be allowed the Margaret Pillsbury hospital 
of Concord ; the sum of $106 be allowed the Elliot hospital of 
Keeue; the sum of $506 be allowed the Cottage hospital of 
Portsmouth ; the sum of $137 be allowed the Cottage hospital 
of Claremont ; the sum of $322 be allowed the Hospital Notre 
Dame de Lourdes of Manchester; the sum of $1,547.14 be 
allowed the Elliot hospital of Manchester ; and the sum of 
$2,486.25 be allowed the Hospital of the Sacred Heart of Man- 
chester. 

The amounts appropriated by this resolution are for the care 
and treatment of sick soldiers of the First ISTew Hampshire Vol- 
unteers in the war with Spain, admitted to the several hospitals 
at the request of the governor and council. 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOE OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOE 

THE INSANE. 

Appropriation for New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane. 

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



Appropria- 
tion for New 
Hampshire 
Asj'luni for 
the Insane. 



That the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for each of the 
years 1899 and 1900 be and hereby is appropriated to the New 
Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, for the procuring for said 
asylum a building for the accommodation of the female nurses 
during their intervals of rest from active duty, and the necessary 
furniture therefor ; a house for the accommodation of the farm 
superintendent, his family, and farm employees, and the neces- 



1899.] Chapters 114, 115. 347 

sary furniture therefor ; a new laundry building and equipment ; 
new radiators and iron radiator cases for the Kent building ; the 
connection of the Kent and Bancroft buildings with the general 
heating plant; new plumbing in the Kent, Peaslee, Kimball, 
and Rumford buildings; tile floors for the kitchen, bakery, and 
ward bath-rooms ; an additional boiler and new chimney at the 
boiler-house ; and the remodeling of the present laundry build- 
ing for the use of employees and for other purposes ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sums, 
to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 114. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PAY CHARLES PEARSON, LATE OF THE FIRST 
t NEW HAIMPSHIRE BATTERY, THE SUM OF FIFTY DOLLARS. 

AUowance to Charles Pearson. 

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

That the sum of fifty dollars be allowed Charles Pearson, late 
of the First New Hampshire Battery in the war of the Rebellion, charies 
for bounty due him by the state of New Hampshire ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for [the] same 
out of the money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



Allowance to 



CHAPTER 115. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE REVISED REGIS- 
TER OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE WAR OF THE RE- 
BELLION. 

Price to soldiers and sailors ; disposition of proceeds of sales ; resolution takes effect 

on passage. 

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

That the trustees of the state library be and are hereby in-Ppceto soi- 
structed to sell the bound copies of the revised register of sol- sailors; Vus- 
diers and sailors of New Hampshire in the war of the Rebellion, ^roceeds^ot 



348 



Chapter 116. 



[1899. 



sales; reso- 
lution takes 
effect on 
passage. 



at one dollar and fifty cents per copy to all honorably discharged 
soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire who served in the war of 
the Rebellion, or their legal representatives ; 'provided, that not 
more than three copies shall be sold to any one person ; and 
provided further, that this resolution become null and void when 
the number of copies in the hands of said trustees has been 
reduced to two hundred and fifty copies ; and provided, further, 
that all moneys coming from previous and future sales of said 
register shall be used the same as moneys from the sale of other 
surplus books, as provided by section 8 of chapter 8 of the Pub- 
lic Statutes. 

This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 116. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR SPECIAL APPROPRIATION FOR EXPENSES OF 
THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

$9,400 appropriated. 

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



$9,400 appro- 
priated. 



That the sum of nine thousand four hundred dollars be ap- 
propriated to the Industrial School, in addition to the annual 
appropriation for defraying the ordinary expenses of that institu- 
tion, the same to be expended under the direction of the trustees 
thereof, for a new steam-heating apparatus, and for needed addi- 
tions to and repairs of the buildings and grounds of said institu- 
tion and connected therewith ; said sum to be paid from any 
moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon the 
warrant of the governor, which he is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to draw for the same. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 117, 118. 349 



CHAPTER 117. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPEOPEIATING MONEY FOR THE CONTINUING OF 
THE WORK OF INDEXING THE RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE 
SECRETARY OF STATE, 

11,000 annually appropriated. 

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

That the sum of ten hundred dollars a year, for two years si.ooo annu- 
from the first day of June, 1899, to be expended under the direc-ated.^^'^^°^""" 
tion 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 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DEAF ]VIUTE 

MISSION. 

1150 annually appropriateil. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars annually be ap- siso annually 
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 8, 1899.] 



350 Chapters 119, 120. [1899. 

CHAPTER119. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE SOLDIERS' HOME. 

$20,000 appropriated for " Soldiers' Home Fund." 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of Hepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

priatecffor^' That the suiii of twGiity thousand dollars is hereby appropri- 
Hom*^ Fund " ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ ^^^^^ monej ill the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
for the support and maintenance of the New Hampshire Soldiers' 
Home and the members thereof, from the first day of January, 
1899, to the assembling of the legislature in 1901, in addition to 
such sums as the state may be entitled to receive from the gen- 
eral 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 l)y the secretary 
and countersigned by the governor, as provided in the act estab- 
lishing said home. 

[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 120. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE THOMAS 
R. HOLT OF PEMBROKE. 

Salary to be paid to ■widow. 

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

Salary to be That the State treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay to 
^^dow ^^^ widow of the late Thomas R. Holt of Pembroke the full sal- 

ary and mileage due to him as a member of the house of repre- 
sentatives. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 121, 122. 351 



CHAPTER 121. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF 
AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 

87,500 annually appropriated. 

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

That the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars ($7,500) |iY*^j^p"o"- 
shall he appropriated annually for the period of two years, and piiateci. 
shall be paid out of the state treasury to the treasurer of the New 
Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, on 
the warrant of the governor, on the first day of September, 1899, 
and the first day of September, 1900, to be expended for the 
benefit of the said college in such manner as the trustees of the 
college may direct ; twenty -five hundred dollars of which shall 
be used for the support of the department of said college pro- 
vided for in chapter 107 of the laws of 1895, establishing a two 
years course in practical and theoretical agriculture. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 122. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR A FOOTBRIDGE 
FROM THE SHORE TO ENDICOTT ROCK. 

$450 appropriated for steel footbridge. 

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

That a sum not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars be, $45o appro- 
and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of con- l^^eKit*-^ 
structing a steel footbridge from the shore of Lake "Winnipe- "^i"^"®- 
saukee to Endicott rock in the city of Laconia, said sum to be 
expended under the direction of the governor and council; and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



352 



Chapters 123, 124. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 123. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LOTIE I. MINARD. 

S315.34 allowed lor expenses. 

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



$315.34 al- 
lowed for 
expenses. 



That the sum of three hundred and fifteen dollars and thirty- 
four cents be and the same is hereby allowed Lotie I. Minard 
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 treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 124 



$214.60 al- 
lowed lor 
expenses. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOSEPH T. SLATTERY. 

8214.60 allowed for expenses. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred fourteen dollars and sixty cents 
be and the same is hereby allowed Joseph T. Slattery for ex- 
penses 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 treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 125, 126. 353 



CHAPTER 125. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR LIGHTING THE LIGHT- 
HOUSE ON LOON ISLAND IN SUNAPEE LAKE, REPAIRING CABLE 
CONNECTED THEREWITH, PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS ON 
SAID LAKE, AND FOR REMOVING OBSTRUCTIONS IN SAID LAKE. 

8700 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of seven hundred dollars be and the same is $7oo appio- 
hereby appropriated for lighting the lighthouse on Loon island ^"^ ^*^' 
in Sunapee lake by electricity, for repairing the cable connected 
therewith, for placing and maintaining buoys on said lake, and 
for removing obstructions therein near the lighthouse and at 
Burke Haven, said sum to be expended by an agent appointed 
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 appropriated; 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 126. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ERECTING MARKERS TO DEFINE THE 
POSITIONS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENTS ON THE BATTLE- 
FIELD OF GETTYSBURG JULY 3, 1863. 

Governor and council to investigate and report. 

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

That the governor and council are hereby authorized to inves- Goveraor and 
tigate the subject of erecting markers to define the positions of inves't/gate 
the New Hampshire regiments on the battlefield of Gettysburg ^'^'^ ^^p°'^*' 
July 3, 1863, ascertaining the probable cost, and report to this or 
the succeeding legislature. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



354 



Chapters 127, 128. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 127. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PLACING BUOYS IN SQUAM LAKE. 

S50 annually appropriated. 

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

$50 annually That the sum of fifty dollars be and the same is hereby ap- 
appiopiia ec pj.Qpj,jjj^g(;[ f^p Q2ich of the years 1899 and 1900, to place buoys in 
Squam lake. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 128. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE 
CONSTRUCTION OF A LIGHTHOUSE ON LITTLE MILE ISLAND, SO 
CALLED, IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, AT THE MOUTH OF THE BAY 
LEADING TO THE VILLAGE OF CENTER HARBOR. 

S200 appropriated. 

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



$200 appro- 
priated. 



That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for the 
construction of a lighthouse on Little Mile island, so called, in 
Lake Winnipesaukee, at the mouth of the bay leading to the 
village of Center Harbor, the same to be expended by an agent 
to be appointed 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 in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 129, 130. 355 



CHAPTER 129. 

JOINT EESOLUTIOISr IN FAVOE OF PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS 
AND LIGHTS IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE AND ADJACENT WATERS. 

S200 annually appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars annually for the years $200 ammaiiy 
1899 and 1900 be and is hereby appropriated for placing and^^'^'^P"**®'^- 
maintainino; buoys and lights in Lake Winnipesaukee and adja- 
cent waters, said sum to be expended by an agent to be 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 appropriated. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 130. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND ITS 
EXPENDITURES ON BEHALF OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS. 

Preamble; §10,000 annually appropriated. 

Whereas, Dartmouth College is now and for many years hasPi-eambie. 
been gratuitousl}' expending from its general funds more than 
eighteen thousand dollars ($18,000) annually for the education 
of New Hampshire students, and by reason of its increased ex- 
penses in its teaching and other departments, arising from the 
recent rapid growth of the college, it is now in need of funds to 
carry on its general educational work, therefore be it 

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

That the sum often thousand dollars ($10,000) shall be appro- '^ff-i'oof""" 
priated and paid out ot the state treasury to the trustees of Dart- priated. 
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 10, 1899.] 



356 



Chapter 131. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 131. 

JOmT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE SANDWICH NOTCH ROAD, IN 
THE TOWN OF THORNTON, AND OTHER HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE. 

Highways; 114,050 appropriated. 

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



Highways ; 
S14,050 appro- 
priated. 



That the following sums be and are hereby appropriated for 
the construction and repair of the highways, as hereinafter spec- 
iiied, amounting to the sum of fourteen thousand and fifty [dol- 
lars]. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the Sand- 
wich ISTotch road that lies between the road leading from the 
house of Asahel Wallace and the Thornton town line. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the road on the 
west side of the Androscoggin river, from the house of L. H. 
Grover in Errol to Dummer line. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, 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 the 
repair of the road from Errol to Wentworth's Location for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the 
ISTorth Dorchester, Lyme, and Mascoma Valley highways, so 
called, in the town of Dorchester. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of that por- 
tion of the mountain road leading from North Woodstock to 
Breezy Point, that lies in the town of Warren. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the high- 
ways leading from West Stewartstown village to Dimond pond, 
in the town of Stewartstown. 

That the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the road 
leading from the south line of Gorham to the north line of Jack- 
son, including the branch road leading from the above described 
road through Pinkham Notch to Gorham line. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for repairing the Miller Park Moun- 



1S99.] Chapter 131. 357 

tain road, so called, situated in the towns of Temple and Peter- 
borough. 

That the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated for the repairs of the road leading from the "Willey House 
in Hart's Location to Bartlett town line, for each of the years 
1899 and 1900. 

That the sum of four hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the road leading 
from the height of land in Franconia to the Flume House. 

That the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated for the repairs of the highway leading from North Wood- 
stock to the Flume House, for each of the years of 1899 and 
1900. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the support of highways and 
bridges in the town of Campton. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for each of the 
years of 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the Sugar Loaf road, 
so called, on the north side of Newfound lake in the town of 
Alexandria. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the road leading 
from First Connecticut Lake House, in the town of Pittsburg, to 
Second Connecticut lake. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the highways in 
the town of Jefierson, leading from the residence of John A. 
Rogers to the residence of A. D. Howe, known as the turnpike 
road and the Knot hole. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the Pinkham 
road, leading from the house of Ontwin Dana to the north line 
of Jackson, on the condition that the town of Jackson shall raise 
a like amount for said road. 

That the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars be ap- 
propriated for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs 
of the Cherry Mountain road, so called, that lies in Carroll. 

That the sum of five hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the road leading 
from the Crawford House to the Willey House, in the towns of 
Carroll and Hart's Location. 

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the road 
known as the Warren road, that lies in the town of Woodstock. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the roads in the 
town of Albany. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for the repairs of the roads in the town of Thornton, leading 
from the Mad River bridge, so called, to the Sandwich town line, 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900. 



358 Chaptbk 131. [1899. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of the Pinkham 
road, so called, and bridges therein, in Coos county, leading from 
a point near the house of George Wood in Randolph to the 
northerly line of Martin's grant. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years of 1899 and 1900, to assist the town of Ran- 
dolph in the repair of the highways in said town. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for the repairs of 
the Crochet Mountain road, so called, in the town of Frances- 
town, for each of the years of 1899 and 1900. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for the 
repairs of highways in the town of Dalton, for the years of 1899 
and 1900. 

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of highways 
in the town of Dixville. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the highway 
called the Gale River road, on the borders of the towns of Beth- 
lehem and Franconia. 

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for the year of 1899 for the repair and building of the road 
called the Iron Mountain road, leading from the house of Paul 
Hayes in Jackson to the Emery place, so called, in Bartlett, on 
condition that there shall be enough money raised, either by sub- 
scription or taxation, to complete said road within the year 1899. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repairs of and 
building a road near the shore and around the north and east 
sides of Stinson lake, in the towns of Rumney and Ellsworth. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years of 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the Hurricane 
Mountain road, so called, in the towns of Conway and Chatham. 

[That] the sum of eight hundred dollars be appropriated for the 
[year] 1899 for changing and repairing the highway in Dixville 
Notch, and the same be expended under the direction of the 
governor and council. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for each of the 
years 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the North and South road, 
so called, in the town of Benton. 

That the sum of twenty-five dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repairs on the County Pond 
road in the towns of Newton and Kingston. 

That the sum of seventy-five dollars be appropriated for the 
repair of the highway in Wentworth's Location, for the years 
1899 and 1900. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars and three cents be'ap- 
ropriated for the year 1899, for the repair of roads in the town 
of Clarksville, the same being an unexpended balance of an ap- 
propriation made by the legislature of 1889 and now remaining 
in the hands of the state treasurer. 



1899.] Chapter 182. 359 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1899 and 1900, for repair on that part of 
the road leading from I^orthwood to Rochester which lies in the 
town of Barrington. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1899 and 1900, for the repair of the highways in the 
town of Salem known as the Londonderry turnpike. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

JOINT EESOLUTION EXTENDING THANKS AND CONGRATULATIONS OF 
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO COMMANDER ASA WALKER. 

Preamble; plaudits extended to Commander Asa Walker; copy of resolutions to be 

sent. 

"Whereas, Asa Walker, a citizen of our state, was in com- preamble 
mand of the United States gunboat " Concord," in Admiral 
Dewey's squadron at the battle of Manila, May 1, 1898, and 

Whereas, The said " Concord " was one of the very first, if 
not the first, of the vessels of the squadron to fire a gun in the 
said engagement, and bore a conspicuous part in the conflict 
which ensued, and 

Whereas, Said Asa Walker distinguished himself as a skilled 
and brave man, well worthy of his position, therefore, be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: i!!\\£(](l 

That we hereby extend to Commander Asa Walker the mer- g^^g^jll^, 
ited plaudits of a grateful people for the honor he has won for commandel- 
us as our representative in that memorable battle. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent by the sec- copy of reso 

^ L *j \j lutions to uG 

retary of state to Commander Asa Walker. sent. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



to 



360 Chapters 133, 134. [1899. 



CHAPTER^ 133. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO PROPOSED HIGHWAY BETWEEN 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE LINE AND FORT POINT, IN NEWCASTLE, 

N. H. 

$2,500 appropriated for building of liigbway. 

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

$2,500 appro- That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and is hereby 
building of appropriated to build that portion of said proposed highway as 
bighway. shown by^report of Arthur W. Dudley, civil engineer to the 
governor and council,''and now on file at the office of the secre- 
tary of state, aud^known as the fifteenth and sixteenth miles, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum for the purpose aforesaid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 134. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL TO 
APPOINT A COMMISSION TO CONSIDER AND INVESTIGATE THE 
STATE SUPPORT AND CONTROL OF DEPENDENT INSANE, FEEBLE- 
MINDED AND PENAL INSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE. 

Commission to investigate and report. 

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

Commission That the govcmor and council are hereby authorized and 
and repm-t.'^*^ directed to appoint a commission of three persons to take into 
consideration and investigate the subjects of state support and 
control of the dependent insane [and] of the teeble-minded, and 
methods for moral improvement in the penal institutions of the 
state. The commissioners shall serve without compensation, 
and report their findings and conclusions to the next legislature. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 135, 136. 361 

CHAPTER 135. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF C. G. BLANCHARD, OF CONCORD, N. H, 

$28.70 to be paid. 

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

That the sum of twenty-eight and seventy one-hundredths sss/zo to be 
dollars be paid to Charles G. Blanchard of Concord, IST. H., out^'^^' ' 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to 
reimburse him for merchandise furnished the state in the years 
1893 and 1894 ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant therefor. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 136. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF 
THE COLORS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE WAR REGIMENTS. 

Protection of colors of New Hampshire regiments in war of Rebellion and war with 

Spain. 

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

The governor, with the advice and consent of the council, is protection of 
hereby authorized to have the cases containing the colors ofHampsmre^^ 
New Hampshire regiments in the war of the Rebellion replaced ^f^^f Rebel 
by suitable cases so constructed as to be dust-proof and to give ii9n and war 
more space for the display of the colors. He is authorized ^q ^'^"^^ ^^'^"^' 
have corrected lists of the engagements in which the several 
regiments participated prepared and engraved on suitable plates 
to be attached to the cases. 

A place shall also be provided in the cases for the colors of 
the First New Hampshire Volunteers in the war with Spain. 

No colors, flags, or guidons of any regiment, troop, or battery 
shall be removed from the cases provided by sections 1 and 2 of 
this resolution for any cause whatever unless for the preserva- 
tion in case of tire. 

To carry out the provisions of this resolution the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for a sum not to exceed three 
thousand dollars, from any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



362 



Chapters 137, 138. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 137. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SCREENING THE OUTLETS OF CER- 
TAIN LAKES. 

$2,600 appropriated for screens. 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of Bepreseniaiives in General 
Court convened : 



$2,600 appro- 
priated for 
screens. 



That the sum of two thousand six hundred dollars be and the 
same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of constructing suit- 
able screens at the outlet of Lake Winnipesaukee, in the city of 
Laconia ; at the outlet of Mascoma lake, in the towns of Leba- 
non and Enfield; at the outlet of Winnisquam lake, at some 
suitable point between said lake and the dam at East Tilton; at 
the outlet of Lake Massabesic, and at the outlet of First Con- 
necticut lake, and at the outlet of Stinson lake in Eumney ; for 
readjusting the present screen at the outlet of Webster lake, in 
Franklin ; and for the maintenance of the screen at the outlet of 
JSTewfound lake, — to prevent the egress offish from said waters; 
said sum to be expended by the fish and game commissioners, 
under the direction of the governor and council ; and the gov- 
ernor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 138. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR SPECIAL APPROPRIATION TO BE 
USED BY THE. SUPREME COURT. 

$1,000 appropriated for putting opinions in form for publication. 

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



$1,000 appro- 
priated for 
putting opin- 
ions in form 
for publica- 
tions. 



That the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
is hereby authorized to make and draw his warrant upon any 
funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, from time to 
time, in an amount not to exceed in all the sum of one thousand 
dollars, and pay the same to the chief justice of the supreme 
court of the state, for the purpose of defraying the expenses in- 
curred by the court in causing the opinions of the deceased 
members of the court, and other opinions which have been ren- 
dered, to be put in proper form for publication as speedily as 
the work of so doing can be properly done. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 139, 140. 363 



CHAPTER 139. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR REPAIRS UPON THE COMMITTEE 
ROOMS IN THE STATE HOUSE, AND FOR PUTTING IN ELECTRIC 
BELLS. 

Committee rooms to be repaired and furnished and electric bells to be put in. 

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

That the governor and council are hereby authorized and in- committee 
structed to cause the committee rooms in the state house to be^epaimiand 
put in a suitable state of repair and furnished in a proper man- an^^^eiecuic 
ner ; also to put in a suitable system of electric bells connecting beiis to be 

• • DUt ill 

the different committee rooms with the sergeant-at-arms' room ; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars to pay the expenses 
incurred in carrying into effect this resolution, upon any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF FIRE AND BURGLAR 
PROOF VAULTS IN THE OFFICES OF THE STATE TREASURER AND 
SECRETARY OF STATE. 

Vaults to be constructed. 

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

That the governor and council are hereby authorized to con- vaults to be 
struct fire-proof vaults in the office of the secretary of state, and °°^^^*^""^*^'^' 
fire and burglar proof vaults in the ofiice of the state treasurer, 
at a cost not to exceed seven thousand dollars; and the governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



S64 Chapters 141, 142. [1899. 



CHAPTER 141. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDIXG FOR THE PURCHASE OF A BOND FOR 
THE STATE TREASURER. 

Bonds for state treasurer to be purchased by state from surety company. 

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



state treas- That the govemor is hereby authorized and empowered to 
pm-chasedby ^raw his warrant, from time to time, upon any funds in the state 
state from treasury not otherwise appropriated, for such sums as may be 

surctv com* • 

pany. necessary to purchase bonds from a rehable surety company 

for the state treasurer, during the term for which he has been 
elected. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 142. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION TO 
REPRESENT THE STATE AT THE PARIS EXPOSITION IN 1900. 

Commissionei's' appointment and duties. 

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

Commission- That, for the purpose of having an exhibit of certain products 
me'nt^and"*' of Ncw Hampshire at the Paris Exposition in France in the 
duties. year 1900, a commission is hereby constituted, which shall con- 

sist of two citizens, without salary, who shall perform all the 
duties hereinafter provided. Said commissioners shall be ap- 
pointed by the governor and council, and shall have charge of 
the solicitation, collection, transportation, arrangement, and 
exhibition of industrial products of this state to said exposition, 
and all such exhibits sent by individual citizens of the state as 
may be by them placed in their charge. Said commissioners 
shall have the charge of the interests of the state and its citizens 
in the preparation and exhibition at said exposition of such 
industrial products of the state. 

For the purpose of carrying out the foregoing provisions, the 
governor is authorized to allow said commissioners to expend 
in transportation of exhibit and placing products in said ex- 
position, and taking care of same, a sum of money not exceeding 



1899.] Chapter 143. 365 

two thousand dollars ; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. This joint resolution shall take 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE STATE PAY FOR SOLDIERS WHO 
SERVED IN THE FIRST REGIMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUN- 
TEERS DURING THE WAR WITH SPAIN. 

Each soldier or sailor to receive S7 a month. 

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

That the sum of seven dollars per month be paid to all hon- Each soicuer 
orably discharged soldiers of the First Regiment of the ]N'ew^|j.^g^^°^^^°3^ 
Hampshire Volunteers who received an honorable discharge, month. 
and to any person who enlisted in the United States navy and 
who received an honorable discharge on or prior to the date of 
the discharge of the First Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers 
from such service, provided that such person was a resident of 
iSTew Hampshire at the time of enlistment, for each and every 
month of service of said soldier and sailor in the war with 
Spain; and in the case of the death of any of the said soldiers 
and sailors, said sum shall be paid to his widow or nearest heir. 

No money provided for in the foregoing section shall be sub- 
ject to trustee process. 

The state treasurer, with the advice and consent of the gov- 
ernor and council, shall have power to prescribe such regulations 
and forms, relating to the payment of the amount provided in 
section 1, as he may consider advisable; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for such sum or sums as 
may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



'^Q6 



Chapters 144, 145. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 144. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 
$S,000 appropriated for steam-heating plant; supervision of work. 

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

$8,000 appro- That the sum of eight thousand dollars be and the same is 
steam-heating hereby appropriated for the furnishing of a suitable steam-heat- 
vltfon o"^'"" ^^^^ plant for the State Normal School buildings. The governor 
work. and council shall appoint an expert in this line, who shall super- 

vise said work. He shall prepare plans and specifications for the 
furnishing of all materials and labor for the complete installation 
of such plant, except such carpenter work or other cheap and 
rough labor as he may specify in the contract, which shall be 
submitted to and approved by the governor and council. The 
governor and council shall call for sealed proposals, in accord- 
ance with said plans and specifications, which shall stipulate that 
all material and labor shall be of the best ; and no proposal shall 
be considered except such as are received from practical and 
competent steam-fitters for this class of work, he reserving the 
right to reject any or all bids received. The plant shall be in- 
stalled under his supervision, and to the acceptance of said 
supervisor and the governor and council; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant to pay for such expense 
from any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 145. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAYOR OF CHARLES E. BUZZELL AND OTHERS. 

Sundry appropriations. 

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



Sundry ap- That Charlcs E. BuzzelL Joab IST. Patterson, and Ernest S. 

propriations. Woodamau bc allowed the sum of $272 each ; that the Rev. 
Joseph E. Robins, John Woodward, Edwin P. Hunt, Charles 
W. Torr, Martin L. Piper, Andy Holt, Van B. Glazier, Charles 
T. Huntoon, Louis A. ThorjDe, George W. Johnson, and Charles 
B. Bodwell, be allowed the sum of $234.50 each ; that Arthur 
G. Decatur, James F. Estes, Lyman Rollins, Charles D. Rowe, 
and Herbert J. Stowell be allowed the sum of $134 each ; that 



1899.] Chapter 146. 367 

Josephine C. Larkin be allowed the sum of $180 ; that Lena J. 
"Welch be allowed the sum of $50 ; that Edward M. Nason be 
allowed the sum of $300 ; that Horace L. Ingalls, Stephen S. 
Ford, and John W. Lowrey be allowed the sum of $200 each ; 
that Horace B. Sherburn be allowed the sum of $18 ; that 
Horace B. Stearns be allowed the sum of $18 ; that Susie B. 
Morrison be allowed the sum of $50 ; that Charles C. Wright 
be allowed the sum of $274.20 ; that Fred I. Irwin be allowed 
the sum of $12 ; that J. M. Stewart & Sons Company be allowed 
the sum of $130.75; that Benjamin Billsborough be allowed 
the sum of $6.02; that E. I. Littlefield be allowed the sum of 
$50; that George A. Place be allowed the sum of $15.90; 
that Daniels & Downs be allowed the sum of $10.97 ; that 
Edson C. Eastman be allowed the sum of $16.10 ; that John R. 
Miller be allowed the sum of $209.46 ; that Charles E. Buzzell 
be allowed the sum of $25.10 ; that Henry E. Brock be allowed 
the sum of $5.60 ; that Charles E. Buzzell be allowed the sum 
of $30.52 ; that E. S. Woodaman be allowed the sum of $25 ; 
that New Hampshire Board of Registration in Dentistry be 
allowed the sum of $79.85 ; that Silsby & Son be allowed the 
sum of $328.76, for stationery and supplies ; that Horace B. 
Shurburn be allowed the sum of $18 ; that Henry B. Stearns be 
allowed the sum of $18 ; that Walter F. Buck be allowed the 
sum of $15.60 ; that Concord " Monitor" be allowed the sum of 
$374.27; that " The Mirror and American" be allowed the sum 
of $287.54; that the New Hampshire Democratic Press Asso- 
ciation be allowed the sum of $32.89 ; that "The Keene Senti- 
nel" be allowed the sum of $2.08; that the "Manchester 
Union" be allowed the sum of $485.84; that Edson C. Eastman 
be allowed the sum of $26.03 ; that H. C. Pearsons, Fred Leigh- 
ton, G. W. Fowler, John E. Coffin, H. H. Metcalf, Willis T. 
Dodge, Harry B. Cilley, A. H. Robinson, I. Eugene Keeler, and 
Solomon B. West, legislative reporters, be allowed the sum of 
$100 each; that E. S. Woodaman be allowed the sum of $13 for 
mileage; that W. J. Shannessy be allowed the sum of $25; that 
W. H. Topping be allowed the sum of $3.65. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE H. SALTMARSH. 

$72.65 to be paid. 

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

That the sum of seventy-two dollars and sixty-five cents be $72.65 to be 
paid to George H. Saltmarsh of Laconia, the agent appointed ^^^^- 



368 Chapters 147, 148. [1899. 

by the governor in the years 1895 and 1896 to place lights and 
buoys in Lake Winnipesaukee, under a joint resolution passed 
by the legislature provindng for the same, for money paid by said 
Saltmarsh for labor, expenses, and materials furnished and pro- 
vided by him in the prosecution of said work, and which was by 
error not included in the statement rendered by him for such 
labor, expense, and materials, and which has never been paid to 
him ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the payment of said sum out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 147. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOE OF THE WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAV- 
INGS BANK. 

$500 allowed on account of overpaid taxes. 

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

$500 anowed That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed to the Woods- 

ove^imid"'^ '^ ville Guaranty Savings Bank on account of taxes overpaid in 

taxes. ^Yie years 1895, 1896, 1897, and 1898, upon their guaranty fund 

or deposit, and that said five hundred dollars be deducted from 

any state taxes now due, or that may become due, from said 

bank, until said five hundred dollars has been refunded. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 148. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN AID OF THE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN 

STEWARTSTOAVN. 

Loss ot literary fund of last year to he made up in distributing fund of 1899. 

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

Loss of liter- That the state treasurer, in the distribution of the literary fund 
fasty^ear to ^^r the year 1899, be instructed to assign and distribute to the 
be made up in town of Stewartstown, for the benefit of the special school dis- 



1899.] Chapter 149. 369 

trict in Stewartstown, such sum as will compensate said district distributing 

fund of 1S99 

for the loss of literary fund the past year, through a neglect of 
the school committee of said district. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT EESOLUTION KEIMBURSING THE CITY OF MANCHESTER i FOR 
MONEY EXPENDED BY DIRECTION OF GOVERNOR GEORGE A. RAMS- 
DELL. 

$211.84 to be paid for transportation expenses. 

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

That the sum of $211.84 be paid the city of Manchester for S2ii.84 to be 
money expended, by direction of Governor George A. Ramsdell,transiOTta. 
in transporting soldiers of the First Regiment New Hampshire ^^°" ®^p®"^^^" 
Volunteers from the hospital train to the various hospitals, and 
from said hospitals to their homes, including clothing furnished 
those needing the same ; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 150. 

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 208, LAWS OF 1891, ENTITLED " AN ACT 
IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHAllTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, CUE- 
ATING A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSION [ERS] FOR SAID CITY." 



Section 
1. Appropriations and expenditures; re- 
peal of proTision against commis- 
sioner's holding other oflace during 
his term. 



Section 

2. Taltes effect on passage. 



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



Appropria- 
tions and ex- 
penditures; 
repeal of pro- 
vision against 
commission- 
er's holding 
other office 
during his 
term. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Strike out all of section 9 of said act and insert 
the following in lieu thereof: "Sect. 9. The said board of 
police commissioners shall annually, in the month of February, 
send to the city councils an estimate in detail of the appropria- 
tions required for the maintenance of the police department 
during the financial year. All of the expenditures from the 
appropriation for the police department shall be approved by 
the board of police commissioners before they are paid by the 
city treasurer." 

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

[Approved January 25, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 151. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND CONFIRM THE SELECTMEN'S WARRANT 
FOR, AND THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS THEREUNDER AT, THE 
BIENNIAL ELECTION AND MEETING IN THE TOWN OF LANCAS- 
TER, HELD IN SAID TOWN ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 

1898. 



Section 
1. Warrant and proceedings legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

warnmt and SECTION 1. That the selectmen's warrant for, and the votes 
legalized? and proceedings thereunder at, the biennial election and meet- 



1899.] 



Chapter 152. 



371 



ing in the town of Lancaster, held in said town on the eighth 
day of November, 1898, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

[Approved January 31, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 152 



AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MASCOMA SAVINGS BANK OF LEBA- 
NON. 



Section 

1. Corporation 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, ex- 

cept officers; no special deposits or 
rates of interest. 

7. Meetings. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That Solon A. Peck, William H. Cotton, Frank corporau<Mi 
C. Churchill, Dorrance B. Currier, George E. Whitney, William 
A. Churchill, William P. Burton, George II. Gordon, Harry M. 
Cheney, their associates and successors, and such other duly 
elected members as in this act provided, be and they hereby are 
constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
Mascoma Savings Bank, to be located at Lebanon, in our county 
of Grafton, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a mu- 
tual savings bank, and by the name and style aforesaid may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall be vested with all the powers, rights, and priv- 
ileges, 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 am 
persons, corporations, or associations, disposed to enjoy the ad- 
vantages of said savings bank, any deposit or deposits of money, 
not exceeding five thousand dollars from any one person, corpo- 
ration, or association, subject to the by-laws of said savings 
bank ; and may manage, use, and improve the same for the ben- 
efit of the depositors, in such manner as shall be convenient or 
necessary for the security and profitable investment thereof, un- 
der the restrictions of the laws regulating the investment and 
management of such funds; and all deposits, together with the 
net income and profits, may be withdrawn at such reasonable 



372 Chapter 152. [1899. 

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. 
Eight to hold Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire 
real estate. ^^ foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as sav- 
ings banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of this 
state. 
Members, Sect. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under this act, 

trustee^s';'^ and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, 
by^iaws^^com- ^y ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as 
monseai; members of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those 
s,etc. ^Y^Q ^YQ ^i ii^Q time of such election members thereof. At the 
first meeting of said corporation, and at each subsequent annual 
meeting, there shall be chosen in the same manner, from among 
the members, a clerk and a board of trustees, not exceeding 
fifteen in number, who shall hold their ofiice until others are 
elected and qualified in their stead. The management of the 
business of said savings bank shall be committed to said trus- 
tees under the restrictions 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 annual meetings or at a special meeting called 
for that purpose, alter and amend the same; but no by-law or 
regulation shall take eftect or be in force until the same shall 
have been approved by the bank commissioners. Said corpora- 
tion shall at its first meeting adopt a common seal, which may 
be changed and renewed 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. 
Trustees ana Sect. 5. Said trustccs shall qualify in the manner prescribed 
quorumof^^'by ^^^- They shall annually choose one of their number as 
trustees. president of said bank. They shall also annually choose a 
treasurer and such other ofiicers, 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. 
No compensa- Sect. 6. Ko member of the corporation shall receive any 
bers 'except' Compensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive 
officers; no any emolument therefrom ; provided, however, that a reasonable 
f/s^or'i-atll^of compensation shall be paid to the ofiicers of said bank and others 
interest. neccssarily employed in transacting its business. No special 
deposits 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 



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373 



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 Meetings. 
by any two of said incorporators within two years from the 
passage of this act, by publishing a notice within one week of 
said meeting in some newspaper published in Lebanon ; and all 
subsequent meetings of said corporation shall be notified by a 
like publication or by written or printed notices mailed to each 
member of said corporation signed by the president of said bank. 
Special meetings of the corporation may be called at any time 
by the president or any three of the trustees, but no business 
shall be transacted at a special meeting unless the subject there- 
of shall have been stated in the call for said meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take efitect on its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved February 2, 1899.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 15 3. 

AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DERRY & PELHABI ELECTRIC RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. Location. 

3. May fix fares, etc; duties and liabili- 
ties, rights and privileges. 

i. Certain duties and liabilities. 

5. Punishment of certain offenses. 

6. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

7. May hold real estate ; time for build- 
ing of road. 



Section 

8. Directors and other ofHcers. 

9. Grade of road. 

10. Taking up of streets through which 
road may pass. 

11. By-laws, rules, and regulations. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. That William H. Anderson, Frank M. Woodbury, corporation 
George C. Jackman, George H. Atkinson, George S. Butler, powers"^^*^^' 
Alexander B. Bruce, William G. Butler, Charles W. Hobbs, 
Cassius S. Campbell, Edward Young, George H. Currier, Wil- 
liam P. Nevins, Daniel J. Daley, John Wilson, Frank Hale, 
James A. Foster, Henry S. Puss, John H. Field, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate by 
the name of the Derry & Pelham Electric Railway Company, 
with power to construct, maintain, and use a railroad with con- 
venient single or double track, with necessary and convenient 
sidings, turnouts, switches, and side-tracks, from a point at or 
near the Boston & Maine Railroad station in the town of Derry 
and known as " Derry," over and upon such highways, bridges, 
and public and private lands as may be necessary for the | public 



Chapter 153. [1899. 

accommodation, in the towns of Derry, Londonderry, and Wind- 
ham in the county of Rockingham, and of Pelham in the county 
of Hillsborough, to some convenient point or points in the state 
line between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and to erect 
and maintain in and upon any such land, highway, or bridge, 
poles, wires, and all necessary appliances to operate said railroad 
by electricity or by any other motive power except steam. Said 
corporation may also construct and maintain suitable buildings, 
dams, water motors, engines, electric and other machinery and 
apparatus for the operation of said railroad, and are hereby 
authorized to furnish power and to make contracts and collect 
tolls therefor. 
Location. Sect. 2. Said railroad shall be laid out by the selectmen of 

said towns in like manner as highways are laid out, and they 
shall give notice to all landowners abutting on the highways, 
and to the owners of the public and private lands through which 
such proposed railroad shall pass, of the time and place of hear- 
ing in reference to such laying out, by publication of a notice in 
such of the newspapers printed in Rockingham and Hillsborough 
counties as they shall direct, fourteen days at least before said 
day of hearing. They shall also determine the distance at which 
the tracks shall be laid from the sidewalks or footpaths. 
May fix fares, Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the power to fix from 
and'iiabnr time to time such rates of compensation for transporting persons 
ties; rights and property on said railway as they may deem reasonable, and 
fe'ges'."^^' shall be subject to the duties and liabilities and shall possess all 
the rights and privileges by law incident to railroad corporations, 
so far as the same shall be applicable. 
Certain duties Sect. 4, Said corporation shall keep in repair such portions 
^es.^^^^^^^" of the streets, highways, except bridges, as are occupied by its 
tracks, and shall be liable to pay for any loss or damage arising 
by reason of the negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of its 
agents or servants ; and in case any recovery is had against any 
town in which said railway may be located for defect or want of 
repair in or use of said railway, said corporation shall be liable 
to pay the same, with all reasonable costs and expenses. 
Punishment Sect. 5. Any person willfully or maliciously obstructing said 
offenses.'^ Corporation in the use of said railroad, or the passage of any car- 
riage thereon, or who shall aid, abet, or counsel the same, shall 
be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by 
imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both ; and if said 
corporation, its agents or servants, willfully or maliciously ob- 
struct any street, highway, or bridge, they shall be punished by 
a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars. 
Capital; Sect. 6. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 

other^nciebt- two hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares 
edness. Qf r^ p^j. yaluc of onc hundred dollars each'; but said company 

may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as 
may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, including 
the amount required to provide motive power for the operation 



1899.] Chapter 153. 375 

thereof, and its bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time 
exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. The 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time to 
time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the general laws. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall have power to hold such real May iioia real 
estate and water power as may be necessary, and shall have two for buliahig 
years in which to build its road. of road. 

Sect. 8. The management of the affairs of the corporation Directors ana 
shall be vested in a board of directors, not exceeding fifteen, to q^I^^^j^^ Qf^Q^j^^^i] 
be chosen at the annual meeting, who shall hold oflice until 
others are chosen in their places. Said board of directors shall 
elect a president, clerk, and treasurer, who shall give such bonds 
as they may determine, and such other officers and agents as 
may be found necessary, and fix their duties and compensation. 

Sect. 9. Said railway shall be constructed at such grade as 
may be determined by the selectmen of the respective towns, 
and if it shall be necessary to alter the grade of any street or 
highway for this purpose, it shall be done at the expense of said 
railway. 

Sect. 10. Said towns, or either of them, shall have power to Taking up of 
take up tbe streets through which the railroad may pass, in thct^roug^, 
same manner and for the same purposes as thev mav now do, "which road 
doing no unnecessary damage to the railroad. 

Sect. 11. Said corporation shall have power to make, ordain, By-iaws.ruies, 
and establish all such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they tk)ns.^^"^^ 
shall deem expedient to accomplish the purposes of this act, not 
inconsistent with the laws of the state. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- First meeting, 
ing by publication, or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of meeting, at which 
first meeting, or any adjournment thereof, by-laws may be 
adopted, directors chosen, and such other business transacted as 
thought proper when met. 

Sect. 13. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this ^ct subjecu^o re- 
whenever the public good in their opinion may require, and this effect on^pas- 
act shall take effect on its passage. ^^°^' 

[Approved February 7, 1899.] 



376 



Chapters 154, 155. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 154. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY FOR ARMORY PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Armory in Manchester. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Armory in 
Manchester 



Section 1. The city of Manchester is hereby empowered to 
appropriate annually a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars 
for the purpose of maintaining an armory in said city. 

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

on passage. [Approved February 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 155. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE LAKE VILLAGE FREEWILL 
BAPTIST SOCIETY OF GILFORD, N. H. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Name 
cliangecl. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the name of the Lake Village Freewill Bap- 
tist Society of Gilford, N. H., be changed to Park Street Free 
Baptist Society, Lakeport, 'N. H. 

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

[Approved February 7, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 156, 157. 



377 



CHAPTER 156. 

AX ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF CHARLES H. SANBORN, TREASURER OF 
THE TOWN OF NEWFIELDS. 



Section 
1. Newflelds may reimburse its treas- 
urer for money lost. 



Section 
2. Talies effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Tlie town of Newfields is hereby authorized andNe^^flew^^ 
empowered to raise and appropriate a sum of money not exceed- burse its 
ing six hundred dollars, to reimburse Charles H. Sanborn formoife^^iost°'^ 
money deposited by him as treasurer of said town in the National 
Granite State Bank and thereby lost. 

Sect. 2. This act takes effect upon its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved February 7, 1899.] °" ^"^^^^^• 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF BOSCAWEN TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY TO MARK HISTORICAL PLACES IN SAID TO^VN. 

Section l. Boscawen may appropriate for marking historical places with tablets. 

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



Section 1. The town of Boscawen, in the county of Merri- Boscawen 
mack, is authorized and empowered at any legal town meeting prilte^oi-'^' 
to raise and appropriate a sum not exceeding three hundred ^^i^affiaces 
dollars to mark with tablets, suitably inscribed, historical places '^ith tablets. 
of interest in said town. 

[Approved February 7, 1899.] 



378 



Chapters 158, 159. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 158. 

AN ACT TO PERMIT THE COUNTY OF EOCKINGHAM TO ISSUE BONDS 
TO SECURE ITS FLOATING INDEBTEDNESS, 



Section 
1. Rockingbam county may issue bonds 
to fund debt. 



Section 
2. How to be executed. 



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

Kockingham SECTION 1. The commissioners of the county of Rockingham 
fs°sue*boS to are hereby authorized to issue county bonds, with coupons an- 
funddebt. nexed for the annual or semi-annual interest, for a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, in denominations of one 
thousand dollars each, bearing interest not exceeding three and 
one half per cent per annum, and payable within twenty years 
from the date of issue, for the purpose of funding the floating 
debt of said county at the time of said issue. 

Sect. 2. Said bonds and coupons shall be signed by the county 
commissioners, or two of them, countersigned by the county 
treasurer, and registered by the clerk of the supreme court for 
said county. 

[Approved February 14, 1899.] 



How to be 
executed. 



CHAPTER 159. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CLAREMONT STREET RAILWAY 

COMPANY. 



SECTION 

1. Corporation constituted ; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3. Location over highways. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

6. Further powers of selectmen; ap- 
peals from their decision. 



Sectioi^ 

7. Taking up and alteration of highways 
occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporation. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions of 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



corporauon SECTION 1. That Russell Jarvis, Hira R. Beckwith, J. T. Era- 
powers. ' erson, Oscar B. Rand, Charles H. Weed, E. F. Bowers, Samuel 
Baum, George A. Briggs, S. T. Coy, C. F. Fletcher, F. P. May- 
nard, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they are 



1899.] Chapter 159. 379 

hereby made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Claremont Street Kailway Company, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution, and shall be and are hereby invested with all the 
powers and privileges, and made subject to all liabilities under 
the law of this state applicable to corporations of a similar na- 
ture, so far as the same are not inconsistent with this act. Said 
corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, 
maintain, and operate a railroad for the transportation of pas- 
sengers, freight, express, and mail, with convenient side-tracks, 
from any point within the limits of said town of Claremont, 
over, along, and upon such of the highways and bridges (where so 
strengthened, altered, or constructed as to safely accommodate 
the public travel and traffic of said road) in said town, and over 
such real estate as shall best suit the public convenience, with 
branches, extensions, and tracks to other parts of said town ; and 
to transport freight to and from the depot known as Claremont 
Junction depot, and the depot known as Claremont Village de- 
pot, both on the line of the Boston & Maine Eailroad in said 
town of Claremont, and any manufacturing plant or corporation 
in said town. The motive power to operate the cars upon said 
tracks may be any motive power except steam, and one or more 
different kinds of motive power hereby authorized may be used 
for operating cars simultaneously or from time to time as may 
be deemed best ; and the company may construct and maintain 
suitable buildings, dams, boilers, water and other motors^ en- 
gines, electrical machinery and works as may be needed and 
convenient for conducting the business of said corporation ; and 
may lease, hold, purchase, and acquire such real and personal 
estate as may be necessary and convenient in the prosecution of 
its business ; and the same may be sold or disposed of at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed capital; 
one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares otheMndebt- 
of a par value of one hundred dollars each; but said company ®'^'^®^^- 
may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as 
may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, including 
the amount required to provide motive power for the operation 
thereof; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time 
exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. The 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time to 
time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of a Location over 
public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- ^'^'^^^^^' 
men of said town. The selectmen of said town, upon petition of 
the directors of said railway for a location of its tracks on or 
over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall give 
notice by publication to all parties interested of the time and 
place at which they will consider said petition for location in the 
public highways of said town ; and, after a public hearing of all 
persons interested, they may make an order granting the same, 



380 Chapter 159. [1899. 

or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and upon such 
conditions as they may deem the interests of the public require ; 
and the location thus granted shall be deemed to be the true 
location of the tracks of said railway. But upon petition of any 
party interested, and after a public hearing of all parties, the 
same may be changed at any time to other parts of the same 
highway or street by subsequent order of said selectmen or their 
successors in office, if in their judgment the public good re- 
quires such change ; but, if such order is made after the con- 
struction of said railway on the original location, an appeal 
therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board of 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final; and the 
expense of making such change in location shall be apportioned 
by the board of railroad commissioners between the railway and 
the town, as such board may deem just. The selectmen of said 
town shall assess damages to abutters, subject to the right of 
appeal, in the same manner as now provided by law in the lay- 
ing out of highways, 
^^vateyand" Sect. 4. All parts of Said railway not located in a public high- 
"way shall be laid out, located, and the location changed under 
the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and said 
railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall be 
taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and privi- 
leges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 
Sectmen. ^^^'^' ^' "^^^ selectmen of the town through which said rail- 

way shall pass shall have exclusive and final jurisdiction to locate 
the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, and poles for said railway, and 
may order said railway to discontinue temporarily the use of any 
of its tracks in any highway, whenever they deem that the con- 
venience and safety of the public requires such discontinuance, 
without incurring any liability therefor ; and from such orders 
there shall be no appeal. 
Further Sect. 6. The Selectmen of said town may designate the quality 

selectmen; ^i^d kind of materials to be used in the construction of said rail- 
fhiir decisiSi. ^^'^y within said town, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion of said railway occupying the public highways in said 
town, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operating said rail- 
way, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, and 
turnouts within any highway in said town, as the interest or 
convenience of the public may require; and all designations, 
orders, rules, and regulations thus made or established and all 
locations made by selectmen shall be forthwith recorded in the 
records of said town. The railway company, or any person in- 
terested, may at any time appeal from such designations, orders, 
rules, and regulations thus made and established to the board 
of railroad commissioners, who shall upon notice hear the par- 
ties and finally determine the questions raised by said appeal. 
Taking up Sect. 7. Said town, for any lawful purposc, may take UD and 

and alteration „„,^„- i • i • i i ■ t ,, ^ ^ ' s, , . ,^ 

of highways repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter highways 



1899.] 



Chapter 160. 



381 



as authorized by law, without incurring any liability therefor to occupied by 
said corporation. 

Sect, 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the J^""iiftfJ^'{,f 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, corporation. 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways in said town, sub- 
ject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface material of the 
portion of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, and shall 
keep in suitable repair for public travel the highway for at least 
eighteen inches on each side of the portion of the highway so 
occupied by its tracks ; and shall be liable for any damage, loss, 
or injury that any person not in its employ may sustain by rea- 
son of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of its agents 
and servants in the construction, management, or use of its 
tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the g °^P gt\*o°" 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the pi'O'^i-PgneraiTaws 
sions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting ^^^"^t™^®**"^- 
by publication or by giving personal notice to the other grantees 
at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take efifect on its passage, but shall Takes effect 

1 '^ 1 • .■ 1 ^^ j. c • ^ •^ i_ on passage, 

be void and inoperative as to all parts ot said railway not con- void as to 

..T T ir- .••j.1'- J? •• parts not built 

structed and ready tor operation withm two years trom its within two 

passage. years. 

[Approved February 14, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 160. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GILMANTON & BARNSTEAD ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3. Location over highways. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

6. Further powers of selectmen; ap- 
peals from their decisions. 



Section 

7. Taking up and alteration of highways 
occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporation. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions ot 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



^e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Hepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That Thomas Cogswell, Hiram A. Tuttle, Sher- corporation 
burne J. Winslow, George E. Kent, Charles E. Walker, Charles powers" ^'^ ' 
Davis, Horace IS". Colbath, Charles A. Hatch, Sumner E. Black- 
stone, Sylvester J. Gale, Daniel Connell, their associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name 



382 Chapter 160. [1899. 

of the Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Eallway Compaii}^, 
with power to construct, maintain, and operate a railway, with 
convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches, starting from some 
convenient point in the town of Gilmanton and continuing to 
any convenient point in the town of Barnstead, in the county of 
Belknap, over and upon such highways and lands as may be 
necessary ; and may also construct and maintain suitable build- 
ings, dams, water and other motors, engines, electric and other 
machinery for the generation of electricity or other motive 
power, except steam, for the operation of said railway. 
Capital; Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 

other indebt- ceed fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of a 
edness. ^^^ value of One hundred dollars each ; but said company may 

issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as may be 
necessary to construct and equip said railway, including the 
amount required to provide motive power for the operation 
thereof; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time 
exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. The 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time to 
time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter 27, section 17, Laws of 1895. 
bigifways^^^^ Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying an}^ portion of 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- 
men of the town in which said portions of highwaj's or streets 
may be. The selectmen of said towns respectively, upon pe- 
tition of the directors of said railwa}^ for a location of its tracks 
on or over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall 
give notice by publication to all parties interested of the time 
and place at which they will consider said petition for location 
in the public highways of said town ; and, after a public hear- 
ing of all persons interested, they may make an order granting 
the same, or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and 
upon such conditions as they may deem the interests of the 
public require ; and the location thus granted shall be deemed 
to be the true location of the tracks of said railway. But upon 
petition of any party interested, and after a public hearing of 
all parties, the same may be changed at any time to other parts 
of the same highway or street by subsequent order of said select- 
men or their successors in ofiice, if in their judgment the pub- 
lic good requires such change; but, if such order is made after 
the construction of said railway on the original location, an ap- 
peal therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board 
of railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final; and the 
expense of making such change in location shall be apportioned 
by the board of railroad commissioners between the railway and 
the town, as such board may deem just. The selectmen of said 
towns shall assess damages to abutters, subject to the right of 
appeal, in the same manner as now provided by law in the laying 
out of highways. 
Location over Sect. 4. All parts of Said railway not located in a public high- 
private lands. ^^^^ g^-^j^ll j^g laid out, locatcd, and the location changed under 



1899.] Chapter 160. 383 

the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and said 
railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall be 
taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and priv- 
ileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- po^e^s'of 
way shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have exclusive selectmen; 

% r' 1 • • T • ^ ^ 1 ' 1 1 appeals from 

and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, their decision 
and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to dis- 
continue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any high- 
way, whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of the 
public require such discontinuance, without incurring any lia- 
bility therefor ; and from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- 
way shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and kind 
of materials to be used in the construction of said railway 
within their said towns, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion of said railway occupying the public highways in their 
respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operating 
said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, 
and turnouts within any highway in their respective towns, as 
the interest or convenience of the public may require ; and all 
designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or estab- 
lished and all locations made by selectmen shall be forthwith 
recorded in the records of said respective towns. The railway 
company, or any person interested, may at any time appeal from 
such designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made and 
established to the board of railroad commissioners, who shall 
upon notice hear the parties and finally determine the questions 
raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up and and a^if era- 
repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter highways "o» o* ^^s^- 
as authorized by law, without incurring any liability therefor to pied by raii- 
said corporation. ^^^" 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the nabiiftie°*of 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, eo^'poi-atiou. 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface material 
of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, 
and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the highway 
for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion of the 
highway so occupied by its tracks : and shall be liable for any 
damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ may 
sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct 
of its agents and servants in the construction, management, or 
use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the corporauon 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the pro- provisions of 

visions herein. general laws. 



384 



Chapter 161. 



[1899. 



First meeting. gECT. 10. Any three of the grantees may Call the first meeting 
by publication or by giving personal notice to the other grantees 
at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall be 
void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its 
passage, 

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not 
bnilt "Within 
two years. 



CHAPTER 161. 

AN ACT TO INCOEPOEATE THE MEREDITH & OSSIPEE ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3. Location over highwaj's. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

6. Further powers of selectmen ; appeals 
from their decision. 



Section 

7. Taking up and alteration of highways 
occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporation. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions of 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



Corpoi'ation 
constituted ; 
powers. 



Capital ; 
bonds and 
other indebt- 
edness. 



Section 1. That James E. French, George W. Armstrong, 
J. Alonzo Greene, Henry F. Dorr, Joseph W. Lang, Arthur L. 
Hodsdon, George B. James, Edwin Snow, Charles H. Dow, and 
Paul Wentworth, their associates, successors, and assigns, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Meredith & Ossi- 
pee Electric Railway Company, with power to construct, main- 
tain, and operate a railway with convenient sidings, turnouts, 
and switches, from some convenient point on the line of the 
Concord & Montreal Railroad in the town of Meredith, through 
the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sand- 
wich, and Tamworth, over and upon such highways and lands 
as may be necessary, to some convenient point on the line of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad in the town of Ossipee ; and may also 
construct and maintain suitable buildings, dams, w^ater and other 
motors, engines, electric and other machinery for the generation 
of electricity or other motive power, except steam, for the opera- 
tion of said railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed two hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each ; but said 
company may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount 



1899.] Chapter 161. 385 

only as may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, 
including the amount required to provide motive power for the 
operation thereof ; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall 
at no time exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid 
in. The amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from 
time to time shall be determined and issued in accordance with 
the provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of a J'gf^^^^^^'^^' 
public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- 
men of the town in which said portions of highways or streets 
may be. The selectmen of said towns respectively, upon petition 
of the directors of said railway for a location of its tracks on or 
over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall give 
notice by publication to all parties interested of the time and 
place at which they will consider said petition for location in the 
public highways of said town ; and, after a public hearing of all 
persons interested, they may make an order granting the same, 
or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and upon such 
conditions as they may deem the interests of the public require ; 
and the location thus granted shall be deemed to be the true lo- 
cation of the tracks of said railway. But upon petition of any 
party interested, and after a public hearing of all parties, the 
same may be changed at any time to other parts of the same 
highway or street by subsequent order of said selectmen or their 
successors in office, if in their judgment the public good requires 
such change : but, if such order is made after the construction of 
said railway on the original location, an appeal therefrom by any 
party interested may be had to the board of railroad commis- 
sioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the expense of mak- 
ing such change in location shall be apportioned by the board of 
railroad commissioners between the railway and the town, as 
such board may deem just. The selectmen of said towns shall 
assess damages to abutters, subject to the right of appeal, in the 
same manner as now provided by law in the laying out of high- 
ways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public high- p°fvate"ianTfs^ 
way shall be laid out, located, and the location changed under 
the provisions of chapter 168 of the Public Statutes; and said 
railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall be 
taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and priv- 
ileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- Powers of 
way shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have exclu- 
sive and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turn- 
outs, and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to 
discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any 
highway, whenever they deem that the convenience and safety 
of the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be no ap- 
peal. 



386 



Chapter 161. 



[1899. 



Further 
powers of 
selectmen ; 
appeals from 
their decision 



Taking up 
and altera- 
tion of high- 
ways occu- 
pied by 
railway. 

Duties and 
liabilities of 
corporation. 



Corporation 
subject to 
provisions of 
general laws. 

First meeting 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not 
built within 
two years. 



Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- 
way shall pass, respectively, may clesio-nate the quality and kind 
of materials to be used in the construction of said railway within 
their said towns, and may from time to time make such reason- 
able orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that portion 
of said railway occupying the public highways in their respec- 
tive towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operating 
said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, 
and turnouts within any highway in their respective towns, as 
the interest or convenience of the public may require; and all 
designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or estab- 
lished and all locations made by selectmen shall be forthwith 
recorded in the records of said respective towns. The railway 
company, or any person interested, may at any time appeal from 
such designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made and 
established to the board of railroad commissioners, who shall 
upon notice hear the parties and finally determine the questions 
raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up and 
repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter highways 
as authorized by law, without incurring any liabihty therefor to 
said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface material 
of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, 
and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the highway 
for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion of the 
highway so occupied by its tracks ; and shall be liable for any 
damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ may 
sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct 
of its agents and servants in the construction, management, or 
use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the provi- 
sions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take eifect on its passage, but shall 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas- 
sage. 

'[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 162. 



387 



CHAPTER 162. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MONT YERNON & MILFORD ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3. Location over bighwaj'S. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

6. Further powers of selectmen; appeals 
from their decision. ^,^u 



Section 

7. Taking up and alteration of highways 
occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporation. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions of 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



Section 1. That Franklin Harden, John A. Spaulding, John corporation 
McLane, Clark Campbell, George A. Marden, Arthur L. KeyeSjpoweS?*^^' 
Franklin O. Kittredge, Charles A. Eaymond, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the 
name of the Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Railway Com- 
pany, with power to construct, maintain, and operate a railway, 
with convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches, from some con- 
venient point in the village of Milford in the town of Milford, 
to some convenient point in the village of Mont Vernon in the 
town of Mont Vernon ; and may also construct and maintain 
suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, engines, elec- 
tric and other machinery for the generation of electricity or 
other motive power, except steam, for the operation of said rail- 
way. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital; 
ceed fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of a other^ndebt- 
par value of one hundred dollars each; but said company may®*^^°®^^- 
issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as may be 
necessary to construct and equip said railway, including the 
amount required to provide motive powder for the operation 
thereof; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time 
exceed the amount of capital stock actually paid in. The 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time to 
time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the 
provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of a Location over 
public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- ^^^^'^^y^- 
men of the town in which said portions of highw^ays or streets 
may be. The selectmen of said towns respectively, upon pe- 
tition of the directors of said railway for a location of its tracks 
on (5r over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall 
give notice by publication to all parties interested of the time 



388 Chapter 162. [1899. 

and place at which they will consider said petition for location 
in the public highways of said town ; and, after a public hearing 
of all persons interested, they may make an order granting the 
same, or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and upon 
such conditions as they may deem the interests of the public re- 
quire ; and the location thus granted shall be deemed to be the 
true location of the tracks of said railway. But upon petition 
of any party interested, and after a public hearing of all parties, 
the same may be changed at any time to other parts of the same 
highway or street by subsequent order of said selectmen, or their 
successors in office, if in their judgment the public good re- 
quires such change ; but, if such order is made after the con- 
struction of said railway on the original location, an appeal 
therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board of 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the 
expense of making such change in location shall be apportioned 
by the board of railroad commissioners between the railway and 
the town, as such board may deem just. The selectmen of said 
towns shall assess damages to abutters, subject to the right of 
appeal, in the same manner as now provided by law in the lay- 
ing out of highways. 
Location over Segt. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public 
private lands, j^-gj^^^^^y shall be laid out, located, and the location changed 
under the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and 
said railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall be 
taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and priv- 
ileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 
Powers of Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- 

seiectmen. ^^^^ gj^^jj p^^gg g]^all, within their respective towns, have exclu- 
sive and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turn- 
outs, and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to 
discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any high- 
way, whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of 
the public requires such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be no ap- 
peal. 
Furtiier Sect. 6. The Selectmen of the towns through which said 

seiectaien- railway shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and 
appeals from kind of materials to be used in the construction of said railway 
tiieirdecisiou. ^^^^^_^.^_^ their said towns, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion of said railway occupying the public highways in their 
respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operat- 
ing said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, 
switches, and turnouts within any highway in their respective 
towns, as the interest or convenience of the public may require; 
and all designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or 
established and all locations made by selectmen shall be forth- 
with recorded in the records of said respective towns. The 
railway company, or any person interested, may at any time 



1899.] Chapter 163. 389 

appeal from sucli designations, orders, rules, and regulations 
thus made and established to the board of railroad commission- 
ers, who shall upon notice hear the parties and finally determine 
the questions raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up and Taking up 
repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter highways tion of Mgii- 
as authorized by law, without incurring any liability therefor to ^ed\*^raii- 
said corporation. '^^^J'- 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the i?uties ana 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, corporation, 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface material 
of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, 
and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the highway 
for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion of the 
highway so occupied by its tracks ; and shall be liable for any 
damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ may 
sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct 
of its agents and servants in the construction, management, or 
use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to ^^^ the corporation 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the pro- provisions of 

• ' \ • ° 7 r ^ i generallaws. 

Visions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting rirst meeting. 
by publication or by giving personal notice to the other gran- 
tees at least ten da3''s prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall ^^^^^^33^^^^^^^^ 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con-vowasto 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its bmit within 

two years. 

passage. ^ 

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SOUTH WOLFEBOROUGH BLANKET AND 
FLANNEL MANUFACTURING COMPANY OF WOLFEBOROUGH TO 
CHANGE ITS NAME. 

Section i Section 

1. Kame changed. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the name of the South Wolfeborough Blan- J^^™!^^^ 
ket and Flannel Manufacturing Company of Wolfeborough, a 
<iorporation having its principal place of business at South 
Wolfeborough, in said Wolfeborough, be and is hereby changed 
to Wolfeborough Woolen Mills, which name it shall hereafter 
bear, and which shall be its legal name. 

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

[Approved February 15, 1899.] '"'" ^^''^^^* 



390 



Chapter 164. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT TO UNITE THE EXETER STREET RAILWAY COMPANY, THE 
HAMPTON AND AMESBURY STREET RAILWAY COMPANY, AND THE 
ROCKINGHAM ELECTRIC COMPANY INTO ONE CORPORATION, TO BE 
KNOWN AS THE EXETER, HAMPTON AND AMESBURY STREET RAII^ 
WAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May buy property and franchises of 
certain otlier corporations. 

3. Otlier corporations may sell. 

4. May supply electricity for light, heat, 
or power. 



Section 

5. Capital ; bonds and mortgages. 

6. By-laws. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes effect on pas- 
sage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



May buy 
property and 
franchises of 
certain other 
corporations. 



Section 1. That William H. C. Follansby, Stephen H. Gale, 
Albert S. Wetherell, Albert E. McReel, William Burlingame, 
Eben Folsom, John Templeton, Rufus N. Elwell, Otis H. Whit- 
tier, Warren Brown, Wallace D. Lovell, Edward R. Hastings, 
George A. Wentworth, William Lee, and Charles E. Hollander 
are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
the Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend 
to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby are 
invested with all the powers and privileges, and made subject to 
all the liabilities under the laws of this state, which are applica- 
ble to said corporation. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized, at any time 
within two years from the date of the passage of this act, to 
acquire by contract all the property, assets, and franchises of 
the Exeter Street Railway Company, a corporation duly incor- 
porated by an act of the legislature approved August 7, 1889, 
and all the property, assets, and franchises of the Hampton and 
Amesbury Street Railway Company, a corporation duly organ- 
ized in accordance with the provisions of the public laws of the 
state, the certificate issued by the secretary of state bearing date 
June 13, 1898, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by said 
Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company, said 
Exeter Street Railway Company and said Hampton and Ames- 
bury Street Railway Company; and upon execution of such 
contract, said Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway 
Company shall have and enjoy all the franchises, rights, and 
powers of the said Exeter Street Railway Company and said 
Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company, together 
with the same rights of extension and franchises, rights, and 
powers in relation thereto, necessary and convenient for the 



1899.] Chapter 164. 391 

maintenance and operation of said railroad; subject, neverthe- 
less, to any limitations in the respective charters, and to all pro- 
visions in the statutes applicable thereto not inconsistent with 
this act. Said Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway 
Company is also hereby authorized, at any time within two years 
from the date of the passage of this act, to acquire by contract 
all the property, assets, and franchises, except as herein limited, 
of the Rockingham Electric Company, a corporation duly organ- 
ized under the general laws of the state, the articles of incorpor- 
ation having been filed with the secretary of state March 19, 
1897, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by said Exeter, 
Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company and said 
Rockingham Electric Company; and upon execution of such 
contract, said Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway 
Company shall have and enjoy all the franchises, rights, and 
powers of the said Rockingham Electric Company so far as they 
relate to supplying electricity for light, power, heat, and other 
purposes ; subject, nevertheless, to any limitations in the char- 
ter, and to all provisions in the statutes applicable thereto not 
inconsistent with this act, it being the intent of this act to 
authorize the said Exeter Street Railway Company and said 
Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company and said 
Rockingham Electric Company to unite the property, assets, and 
franchises of said corporations into the corporation created by 
this act, to be known as the Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury 
Street Railway Company. 

Sect. 3. The said Exeter Street Railway Company, theottiercoipor- 
Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company, and the leii.''^ ^^'^^ 
Rockingham Electric Company are hereby authorized and em- 
powered to transfer and convey by contract all the property, 
assets, and franchises of said corporations to said Exeter, Hamp- 
ton and Amesbury Street Railway Company upon such terms as 
may be agreed upon by said corporations, and as will enable said 
Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Railway Company to 
maintain and operate the street railways and electric lighting 
plant now owned and operated by said corporations, and all 
extensions thereof, and to use and exercise all the franchises and 
powers thereof as fully and completely as the said corporations 
may now or in any case could if no contract was made, except as 
the franchises and powers authorized to be transferred and con- 
veyed by the Rockingham Electric Company are limited by sec- 
tion 2 of this act. 

Sect. 4. Said Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street Rail- May suopiy 
way Company is hereby authorized and empowered to establish, nght, heat, or 
manage, and carry on in the towns of Exeter, Hampton, Ham p- 1^°"^®^' 
ton Falls, and Seabrook, the business of generating, manufac- 
turing, producing, and supplying electricity for purposes of 
light, heat, and mechanical power, distributing, conveying, and 
supplying the said electricity by metallic wires, or by any other 
suitable means of transmitting the same upon poles erected or in 
subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed in the public streets, 



392 



Chapter 164. 



[1899. 



Capital ; 
bonds and 
mortgages. 



By-laws. 



First meet] n£ 



Subject to 
repeal; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



highways, or sewers, and other places ; to build suitable build- 
ings, boilers, engines, electrical machines and works as may be 
needed and convenient for conducting the business hereby 
authorized ; and may lease, purchase, hold, and acquire such real 
and personal estate as may be necessary in carrying out the pur- 
poses for which said corporation is organized. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares 
of one hundred dollars each, except that said corporation may 
increase its capital stock, subject to the general laws applicable 
to such increase. Said capital stock shall be issued to such 
amount as may be approved by the board of railroad commis- 
sioners, and subject to and in accordance with the provisions of 
section 17, chapter 27 of the laws of 1895, and all amendments 
thereto. Said corporation may from time to time issue coupon 
or registered bonds to provide means for construction and equip- 
ment and for funding so much of the floating debt as may have 
been incurred for construction; or for the purchase of such real 
or personal estate as may have been necessary or convenient for 
the operation of its road or plant ; or for the purpose of re-fund- 
ing its re-funded debt, or that of any of the companies authorized 
to be united under this act, or renewing or retiring the funded 
debt of any of the companies authorized to be united under this 
act; or to provide means for building and equipping branches 
or extensions or additions to its plant, to such amount and upon 
such terms as may be approved by the board of railroad com- 
missioners, and subject to and in accordance with the provisions 
of section 17, chapter 27 of the laws of 1895, and all amendments 
thereto. To secure the payment of such bonds with interest 
thereon, said corporation may make a mortgage or mortgages of 
its road and franchises, and any part of its other property, and 
may include in any such mortgage property thereafter to be 
acquired. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make such by-laws as may be 
required, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, and may fix 
the time and place for holding the annual meeting. 

Sect. 7. Any seven of the persons named as grantees may 
call the first meeting b}" publishing notice thereof in any news- 
paper printed in said Exeter at least two weeks prior to the time 
of said meeting, at which meeting or any adjournment thereof 
by-laws may be adopted and directors chosen, who shall hold 
ofiice until the first annual meeting thereafter, or until their suc- 
cessors are chosen at a meeting of the stockholders legally called. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in its opinion the public good may require, and this 
act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved February 15, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 165, 166. 393 

CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO APPROPEIATE 
MONEY FOR CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY\ 

Section | Section i 

1. Manchester may appropriate ;for in- 2. Takes eflfect on passage, 

dependence day. | 

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

Section 1. The city of Manchester is hereby empowered to Manciiester 
appropriate a sum not to exceed two thousand dollars ($2,000) priate for in- 
to defray the expenses of suitably celebrating the anniversaries ^|pendence 
of the nation's independence, when deemed advisable. 

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

[Approved February 15, 1899.] ""' ''^''''^'• 



CHAPTER 166. 

AN ACT TO ANNEX CERTAIN TERRITORY IN LITTLETON TO UNION 

SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Territory transferred from one school 
district. to another. 

2. Debts and property. 



3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. That part of the town school district in Littleton Territory 
which was known and designated on the thirteenth day of Aug- from one 
ust, 1885, {the date of approval of an act in amendment of chap- f ^ ^j^^notlier!^^^ 
ter 86 of the General Laws, relating to schools, and to establish 
a town system of schools) as School District No. 14, now known 
as the Apthorp district, is hereby disannexed from said town 
district and annexed to said LTnion school district. 

Sect. 2. The debts outstanding against the said town district, Debts and 
incurred for the purchase of land for a new schoolhouse in said ^'^°^®^*^'' 
district No. 14 in the year 1896, and for the erection of a new 
schoolhouse and for the equipment thereof, shall be assumed by 
said Union school district, and all the school property of said 
town district No. 14 shall be the property of said Union school 
district. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take takereffect on 
effect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved February 21, 1899.] 



394 



Chapter 167. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 167. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SAWYER WOOLEN C03IPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation coustiluted. 

2. Capital. 

3. May buy assets of Sawyer Woolen 
Mills; niocle of payment. 



Section 

4. May incur debts to more than half its 
property without individual liability 
thereby; vested with franchises of 
Sawyer Woolen Mills. 

5. Provision as to liability in preceding 
section limited to five years. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it maded by the Senate and House of JRejoresentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital. 



May buy 
assets of Saw- 
yer Woolen 
Mills; mode 
of payment. 



May incur 
debts to more 
than half its 
property 
without indi- 
vidual liabil- 
ity thereby ; 
vested with 
franchises of 
Sawyer 
Woolen Mills. 



Section 1. That Charles H. Sawyer, William D. Sawyer, 
and Charles F. Sawyer of Dover, New Hampshire, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Sawyer Woolen Company, to be located 
at said Dover ; and said corporation is hereby authorized to ac- 
quire and carry on the business which the Sawyer Woolen Mills 
was authorized to carry on by its charter approved July 1, 1873. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such sum as said corporation from time to time shall determine, 
not exceeding one million dollars, to be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 3. Said Sawyer Woolen Company is hereby authorized 
to purchase from any grantee or grantees of Jeremiah Williams 
and Alvah W. Sulloway, who are assignees of the Sawyer 
Woolen Mills for the benefit of the creditors of that company 
(appointed October 1, 1898), all the net assets of every kind and 
description of said Sawyer Woolen Mills now in the possession 
of or belonging to said Williams and Sulloway as such assignees, 
and for such net assets so acquired is authorized to issue its cap- 
ital stock to the amount of three hundred thousand dollars, 
which shall be deemed to be fully paid, and in accordance with 
the agreement of the creditors of the Sawyer Woolen Mills, to 
execute and deliver notes of the Sawyer Woolen Company to an 
amount not exceeding four hundred and fifteen thousand dollars, 
in addition to the three hundred thousand dollars in cash pro- 
vided for in said creditors' agreement. 

Sect. 4. Said Sawyer Woolen Company, being created for 
the purpose of acquiring and carrying on the business of the 
Sawyer Woolen Mills and for the purpose of adjusting or liqui- 
dating the indebtedness of said Sawyer Woolen Mills with its 
creditors, is hereby authorized to incur debts to an amount 
greater than one-half the value of the property of the corporation 
without thereby creating any liability of any of its ofiicers for 
such indebtedness, and said corporation is hereby vested with all 
the franchises and powers heretofore granted to said Sawyer 
Woolen Mills. 



1899.] Chapter 168. 395 

Sect. 5. The provisions of section 4, that the officers of the foTj^bimy^fn 
corporation shall not be liable for any of its indebtedness by rea- pi-ecediug 
son of the excess of such indebtedness over one half the value ofitecitoflve' 
the property, shall become inoperative on and after the expira- y^^^'^- 
tion of five years from the date of the passage of this act ; but 
such officers shall not be liable for any indebtedness incurred 
prior to the expiration of said five years. 

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

[Approved February 21, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF PORTS- 
MOUTH. 



Section 

1. Aldermen, councllmen, assessors, 
and registrars of Portsmouth. 

2. Check-lists; Australian ballot system 
to he used in municipal elections. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. There shall hereafter be annually elected in said AWermen, 
Portsmouth ten members of the board of aldermen of said city, assessors.^and 
of whom hereafter ward one shall choose three, ward two shall pifxtsmouth*. 
choose three, ward three shall choose one, ward four shall choose 
two, and ward five shall choose one. There shall hereafter be 
annually elected in said Portsmouth eighteen members of the 
common council of said city, of whom hereafter wards one and 
two shall each choose six, and wards three, four, and five shall 
each choose two. There shall hereafter be annually elected in 
said Portsmouth nine members of the board of assessors of taxes 
of said city, of whom wards one and two shall hereafter each 
choose three, and wards three, four, and five shall each choose 
one. The board of registrars of voters of said city shall here- 
after consist of nine members, of whom, at the next election for 
members of said board and thereafter, wards one and two shall 
each choose three, and wards three, four, and five shall each 
choose one. 

Sect. 2. At least two weeks prior to every election after thecheck-iists; 
annual election in March, 1899, the board of registrars of voters of ^aiiors^ltem 
said city shall post in two public places in each ward a list of the to be used in 
legal voters in that ward, so far [as] at that time corrected. Said ^ectkjns'.^ 
list shall be sworn to by them as a correct list of voters registered 
up to date of the posting of the list. The final check-list for each 
ward shall be posted as heretofore it has been. All municipal 



396 



Chapters 169, 170. 



[1899 



Takes eflect 
on passage; 
repealing 
clause. 



elections hereafter held in said city of Portsmouth shall be gov- 
erned by chapter 78, laws of 1897, so far as the same are appli- 
cable. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions hereof are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved February 25, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CORPORATION BY THE 
NAME OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CONFERENCE 
SEMINARY AND THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FEMALE COLLEGE, APPROVED 
DECEMBER 29, 1852, AND OTHER ACTS AMENDING THE SAME. 

Section l. Corporation may bold |500,000. 

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

Corporation SECTION 1. That the aforcsaid corporation shall be authorized 
mlm. to hold five hundred thousand dollars for the purposes named in 

the act of incorporation. 

[Approved Februry 28, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE JOHN G. FOSTER POST, NO. 7, GRAND 
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, DEPARTMENT OF NEW HAIMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. First meeting. 

3. Repeal of prior charter. 



Section 
4. Takes effect on passage; subject to 
repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted; 
powers. 



Section 1. That Frank G. Koyes, Alvin S. Eaton, Charles W. 
Stevens, Herbert G. Chase, James A. Cobb, N. Eugene Jones, 
Bryant W. Wallace, Richard 0. Greenleaf, Kittredge J. Collins, 
Dana W. King, Elbridge J. Copp, Lyman Cheney, Edward E. 
Parker, Milton A. Taylor, James H. Hunt, George W. Badger, 



1899.] 



Chapter 171. 



397 



Tyler M, Shattuck, James L. Burgess, Myron M. Hovey, Isaiah 
Robbins, Jr., Alfred P. Hayden, Lucius M. Burke, and Alfred 
E. Houghton, their associates and successors, be and are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of John G. Foster 
Post, No. 7, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of 
New Hampshire, at Nashua in said state, for such moral, 
charitable, and benevolent purposes as said corporation may 
from time to time designate, and by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and 
shall be vested with all powers and privileges and subject to all 
the liabilities of corporations of similar natures; and may take 
and hold real and personal estate, by donation or otherwise, for 
the purpose of said incorporation, to an amount not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, and the same may sell, use, and dispose 
of at pleasure ; and may make and establish such by-laws and 
regulations as may be necessary for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The first five of said grantees, or either of them, First meeting, 
may call the first meeting of this corporation at such time and 
place as they may deem expedient and in such manner as they 
may think proper. 

Sect. 3. Chapter 157 [257], Session Laws of 1883, entitled An Repeal of 
act to incorporate John G. Foster Post, No. 7, G, A. R., igP^^"*^^ ^^ ^^• 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take eiFect on its passage ; and the Takes effect 
legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal the same subject Ico^' 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. 

[Approved February 28, 1899.] 



repeal. 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SAVINGS 

BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Deposits; withdrawals; dividends. 

3. Power to hold real estate. 

4. No compensation to members, except 
oflacers. 



Section 

5. Not to issue currency. 

6. Number and quorum of members. 

7. By-laws, etc. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Takes effect from passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate arid House of Re'presentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. Tha^ John M. Parker, John C. French, BushrodStuutld? 
"W. Hill, Kendrick Kendall, John Kennard, Walter G. Africa, 
William N. Johnson, James H. Weston, Tom W. Robinson, and 
Nathan P. Hunt be and they are hereby constituted a corpora- 



398 Chapter 171. [1899. 

tion by the name of the Hillsborough County Savings Bank, and 
they, and such others as shall be duly elected members of said 
corporation according to such by-laws as may be hereafter es- 
tablished, shall be and remain a body politic and corporate by 
said name, and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges, 
and subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature. 
Deposits; Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located at Manchester, in 

diVidends!^ ^' the county of Hillsborougli ; and said corporation may receive 
from any person or persons, corporations or associations, any de- 
posit or deposits of money, and may use, manage, and improve 
the same for the depositors in such manner as shall be conve- 
nient or necessary for the security and profitable investment 
thereof; and all deposits maybe withdrawn, and the net income 
or profits of the deposits divided, at such reasonable times and in 
such manner and proportions, and subject to such equitable rules 
and regulations, as said corporation shall prescribe, not repug- 
nant to the laws of this state. 
Power to hold Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire 
real estate. ]^y foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as 
savings banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of 
the state. 
Nocompensa- Sect. 4. 'No member of said corporation shall receive any 
bei"s,'e°xc™pr'*^'^™P®"^^tion for his services in said savings bank nor derive 
officers. any emolument therefrom ; jprovided, however^ that a reasonable 

compensation may be paid to the ofiicers of said bank and others 
necessarily employed in transacting its business. 
Not to issue Sect. 5. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promis- 

currency. . . • i j "^ ^ 

sory note to circulate as currency. 

Number and Sect. 6. The number of members of said corporation shall 

membei-s. ^ot excced fifty at any one time ; and any number not less than 
five shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at 
the annual and other meetings of the members of said corpora- 
tion ; 2^'fovided, that said corporation may by its by-laws require 
the attendance of one or more of its ofiicers to constitute a quo- 
rum for the election of new members, in addition to the number 
of members hereinbefore prescribed for constituting a quorum. 

By-laws, etc. Sect. 7. Said corporation may from time to time make such 
by-laws, rules, and regulations for the government and manage- 
ment of its business as shall not be repugnant to the laws of 
this state. 

Firstmeeting. Sect. 8. Nathan P. Hunt, John M. Parker, and John C. 
French, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said 
corporation at such time and place and in such manner as they 
may deem proper. 

Jrom^mSage. Sect. 9. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 172, 173. 399 



CHAPTER 172. 

AX ACT TO EXTEND AND CONTINUE THE CHARTER OF THE AMOS- 

KEAG BANK. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter extended. j 2. Takes effect from passage. 

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

Section 1. The charter of the Anioskeag bank, granted charter • 
July 19, 1879, is hereby extended and continued for the term of ^^t®"^^®"^- 
twenty years from the first day of January, 1900, with all the 
powers, rights, and privileges, and subject to all the duties and 
liabilities, which by the laws of this state are incident to corpo- 
rations for the purpose of banking, and which were originally 
granted by said charter. Takes effect 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE OFFICIAL ACTS OF PAUL PERKINS AS A 
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. 

Section l. Acts legalized. 

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

Section 1. All the official acts performed by Paul Perkins Acts legalized 
of Strafford, acting as a justice of the peace between the dates 
of March 13, 1893^, and March 1, 1898, are hereby ratified, con- 
firmed, and legalized. 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



400 Chapters 174, 175. [1899. 



CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CITY OF NASHUA TO EXE3IPT FROM TAXATION 
THE PROPERTY OF NASHUA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. 

Section i Section 

1. Exemption from taxation authorized. | 2. Taljes eflfect on passage. 

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

Exemption SECTION 1. That the citv of Nashua be and hereby is author- 

from taxation . t^ -J . 

authorized, izecl to exempt irom taxation the property ot the JNashua Hospi- 
tal Association in said city, the limit of same to be fixed by the 
city councils of Nashua, 

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

on passage. [Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH 
CONWAY & MOUNT KEARSARGE RAILROAD PASSED AT THE JUNE 
SESSION, 1883; AND OF AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE 
CO]MPLETION OF THE SAME, PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1887; AND OF 
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE SAME, PASSED JUNE SESSION, 
1889; AND OF AN ACT IN AMENDiV:ENT OF THE SAME APPROVED 
MARCH 31, 1893. 

Section i Section 

1. Time for completion of railroad ex- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

tended. | 

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

Timeforcom- SECTION 1. The time for the completion of the North Conway 
raiiroaV* ^ Mouut Kcarsargc Railroad is hereby extended to the first day 

extended. of July, 1902. 

rakes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
on passage. [Approved March 1, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 176, 177. 



401 



CHAPTER 176. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE AND EMPOWER THE MASONIC TEMPLE ASSO- 
CIATION OF LACONIA TO ISSUE BONDS. 



Section 
1. Mortgage bonds autlioiizecl. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Masonic Temple Association of Laconia, a Mortgage 
corporation duly established under the laws of the state of JSTew tiiorizea. 
Hampshire, and located and owning property at Laconia, in the 
county of Belknap, in addition to its present bonded indebted- 
ness of thirty-tive thousand dollars ($35,000), is hereby authorized 
to increase its bonded indebtedness to such an amount, not ex- 
ceeding twelve thousand dollars ($12,000), as its directors may 
determine, and to issue its negotiable coupon bonds for such 
amount, in such denominations and at such rate of interest, not 
exceeding six per cent (6 %), and payable at such times and in 
such amounts as its directors may determine, and secure the pay- 
ment of principal and interest of said bonds by a second mort- 
gage on its real estate located at said Laconia. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi'ect on its passage. Takes effect i 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 177. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE MANCHESTER STREET RAILWAY TO EX- 
TEND AND CONSTRUCT ITS RAILWAY TO GOFFSTOWN VILLAGE. 



Section 

1. Extension of line. 

2. Powers and liabilities. 

3. Increase of capital authorized. 



Section 

4. Limit of time. 

5. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The Manchester Street Railway is hereby author- Extension of 
ized and empowered to extend its line, and to construct, main- ^"^®- 
tain, and use its railway over, along, and upon the highway, from 
some convenient point in West Manchester, so called, to the 
village of Goffstown, upon such route as its board of directors 
deem best, with a single track and such turnouts, side-tracks, 
and other structures as may be necessary to accommodate the 



402 



Chapter 178. 



[1899. 



Powers and 
liabilities. 



Increase of 

capital 

authorized. 



Limit of time 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



travel and transportation thereon. Such railway may be laid out 
in the town of Goffstown by the selectmen, and in the city of 
Manchester by the board of mayor and aldermen, according to 
existing laws. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to use electricity or 
other power to operate said railway, and to erect, maintain, and 
use its poles, and place its wires and all fixtures and apparatus 
along the line in such manner as shall be necessary and conven- 
ient for the purposes of the same, and in its operation shall have 
all the powers, rights, and privileges, and be subject to all the 
duties and liabilities incident to street railways, so far as appli- 
cable. 

Sect. 3. For the purpose of constructing and equipping its 
railway to Goffstown, said corporation may increase its capital 
stock from time to time to such an amount as the board of rail- 
road commissioners shall determine to be necessary and shall 
authorize in accordance with existing laws 
hundred thousand (100,000) dollars. 

Sect. 4. The authority herein granted to the Manchester 
Street Railway to build said railway must be exercised by it, 
and the railway must be completed and ready for operation, on 
or before September 1, 1900 ; otherwise this act shall be null 
and void. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



not exceeding one 



CHAPTER 178. 

AX ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF ROCHESTER TO HIRE MONEY FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING A NEW SCHOOLHOUSE THEREIN. 



Section 
1. Loan for schoolhonse authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rei^esentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Loan for 

schoolhouse 

authorized. 



Takes eflect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The city of Rochester is hereby authorized to hire 
a sum of money not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, to defray 
the expenses of purchasing a schoolhouse lot and building a new 
schoolhouse thereon in the village of Rochester, in said city,_and 
to issue notes or bonds of the city therefor, payable at such times 
within thirty years from the passage of this act, and with such 
rate of interest not exceeding five per cent per annum, as the 
mayor and the city council may determine. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapter 179. 403 



CHAPTER 179. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 81 OF THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1873, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF 
THE HA3IPSTEAD HIGH SCHOOL." 

Section i Section 

I. Charter amendecl. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 81 of the Session Laws charter 
of 1873, entitled "An act to incorporate the trustees of the ^'^^'''^^'•^' 
Hampsteacl High School," be amended by adding after the word 
*' services " in the fourteenth line of said section the words " as 
trustee " so that said section as amended shall read : " Sect. 3. 
A majority of the members of said corporation for the time being 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business ; but in 
case the number of members shall at any time be less than four, 
the whole number of existing members shall be required to con- 
stitute a quorum. In case of the death, removal from Hamp- 
stead, resignation, or other inability to act, of any member of 
said corporation other than the pastor of the before mentioned 
society, the remaining members shall by ballot elect some inhab- 
itant of said Hampstead to till the vacancy. Said corporation 
shall elect a clerk, who shall be sworn to the faithful discharge 
of his duties, and shall keep a full record of all the doings of the 
corporation, and also a treasurer, who shall give bond with suffi- 
cient sureties for the safe keeping of the funds of the corporation. 
IsTo member of the corporation shall receive any compensation 
for his services as trustee. The school established and main- 
tained by said corporation shall be at all times subject to the vis- 
itation and examination of the school committee of Hampstead, 
and of any school commissioner of the state. The members of 
said corporation shall elect one of their own number as president, 
who, whenever present, shall preside at all meetings of the cor- 
poration. In his absence, a president yro tempore shall be chosen 
to preside at any meeting." 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] on passage. 



404 



Chapter 180. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 180. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF CLAEEMONT TO PROCURE BY 
PURCHASE, OR UNDER THE POWER OF EMINENT DOMAIN, OR PUT 
IN A AVATER SUPPLY. 



Section 

1. Town may construct water-works; 
privileges granted. 

2. Eminent domain. 

3. Contracts and tolls ; managenumt. 



Section 

4. Kaising of money. 

5. Holding of stock or bonds of water 
company. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Town may 
construct 



granted. 



Section 1. That the town of Claremont is hereby authorized 
""'^^ter-works; ^ncl empowered to purchase, construct, manage, maintain, and 
° own suitable water-works for the purpose of obtaining and dis- 

tributing through the village of said Claremont an adequate sup- 
ply of pure water in subterranean pipes for the use of its citizens 
and for extinguishing fires and for other purposes ; and for such 
purpose may take, purchase, and hold in fee simple or otherwise 
any real or personal estate, and any rights therein, and any waters 
and water rights, necessary for carrying into effect the purposes 
of this act, and may excavate and dig canals and ditches in any 
street, place, square, passway, common, or other place through 
which it may be deemed necessary and proper for building, ex- 
tending, and maintaining said water-works, and may rebuild, 
relay, change, and repair the same at pleasure, having due re- 
gard for the safety of its citizens and the security of the public 
travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town of Claremont is authorized and empowered 
to enter upon, take, and appropriate, under the power of emi- 
nent domain, any existing water-works, and the property real or 
personal of any existing water-works company located within 
the limits of said town, and its lands, water rights, streams, 
springs, ponds, reservoirs, and rights connected therewith, and 
any other lands, streams, springs or ponds or rights that may be 
necessary in addition thereto to carry out the purposes of this 
act. In such taking and appropriation said town may apply to 
the supreme court for the county of Sullivan, at any trial term 
thereof, to have the same laid out and the damages determined, 
and the said court shall refer the same to the county commis- 
sioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of 
hearing, and give notice thereof and proceed in manner as now 
provided by law for laying out highways, and said commissioners 
shall make report to said court, and said court may issue execu- 
tion "accordingly. If either party shall desire, they shall be en- 
titled to trialby jury in such manner and under such regulations 



Eminent 
domain. 



1899.] Chapter 180. 405 

as the court may prescribe, in the same manner as appeals from 
the award of damages in case of laying out of highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract con^tracts and 
with individuals and corporations for supplying them with water agement. 
and to make such contracts and to establish such regulations 
and tolls for the use of the water as may from time to time be 
deemed proper. For the management of said water-works, the 
said town may place them under the direction and control of a 
superintendent, or board of water commissioners, or both ; such 
superintendent and board of water commissioners maybe chosen 
by said town or appointed as it may direct. 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized at any annual or special Raising of 
meeting, by a majority vote of those present and voting, to raise "^°"^^' 
and appropriate, and to borrow or hire, such sums of money on 
the credit of the town as may from time to time be deemed ad- 
visable, for the purpose of defraying the expense of purchasing 
or taking, under the provisions of this act and the power of emi- 
nent domain, real estate, rights in real estate, water-works and 
water rights, streams, springs, ponds, and rights and property 
as aforesaid, and for constructing, extending, maintaining, and 
operating such water-works, and to issue notes or bonds of the 
town therefor, payable at such times and places and at such rates 
of interest not exceeding five per cent as may be thought proper, 
and to exempt such notes and bonds from taxation. 

Sect. 5. Said town is also authorized to purchase and hold ^^^'^^°f. ^^ 
shares of the capital stock of any aqueduct or water-works com- bonds of wa- 
pany with which it may contract for its water-works or water *^^ ^"'^^^'^'^^ 
supply, and may become the owner of the bonds and notes of 
such aqueduct or water-works company. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1899.] '^^ ''^''^^'- 



406 



Chapter 181. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 181 



AN ACT TO INCOEPORATE THE TROY GRANITE RAILT\^AY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3. Location over highways. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

6. Further powers of selectmen ; ap- 
peals from their decision. 



Section 

7. Taking up and alteration of high- 
ways occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporations. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions of 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
powers. 



Capital ; 
bonds and 
other indebt- 
edness. 



Location over 
highways. 



Section 1. Orlando W. Norcross, Arthur 0. Knight, William 
J. Denholm, Albert J. Park, Edward E. Johnson, and W. Y. 
Woodbury, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby 
made a corporation by the name of the Troy Granite Railway, 
with power to construct, maintain, and operate a railway with 
convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches, from some conven- 
ient point on the line of the Fitchburg Railroad, in the town 
of Troy, in the county of Cheshire, over and upon such high- 
ways and lands as may be necessary, to some convenient point 
near the granite quarry of the Troy Granite Company, in said 
town of Troy ; and may also construct and maintain suitable 
buildings, dams, water and other motors, engines, electric and 
other machinery for the generating of electricity or other motive 
power, except steam, for the operation of said railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed fifteen thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of 
a par value of one hundred dollars each ; but said company may 
issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as may be 
necessary to construct and equip said railway, including the 
amount required to provide motive power for the operation 
thereof; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall not at any 
time exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. 
The amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from 
time to time shall be determined and issued in accordance with 
the provisions of chapter 27 of the laws of 1895. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- 
men of said town. The selectmen of said town, upon petition 
of the directors of said railway for a location of its track on or 
over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall give 
notice by publication to all parties interested of the time and 
place at which they will consider said petition for location in 



1899.] Chapter 181. 407 

the public highways of said town ; and, after a public hearing 
of all parties interested, they may make an order granting 
the same, or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and 
upon such conditions as they may deem the interests of the pub- 
lic require ; and the location thus granted shall be deemed to 
be the true location of the tracks of said railway. But upon 
petition of any j)arty interested, and after a public hearing of 
all parties, the same may be changed at any time to other 
parts of the same highway or street by subsequent order of said 
selectmen or their successors in office, if in their judgment the 
public good requires such change ; but, if such order is made 
after the construction of said railway on the original location, 
an appeal therefrom by any party interested may be had to the 
board of railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final ; 
and the expense of making such change in location shall be 
apportioned by the board of railroad commissioners between the 
railroad and the town, as such board may deem just. The 
selectmen of said town shall assess damages to abutters, subject 
to the right of appeal, in the same manner as now provided by 
law in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of- said railroad not located in a public i^j^''^ 'ioo o'^*^^* 
highway shall be laid out, located, and the location changed 
under the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and 
said railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall be 
taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and priv- 
ileges, and be subject to all duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of said town shall have exclusive and lowers of 
final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, and 
poles for said railway in any highway, and may order said rail- 
way to discontinue temporarily the use of anj^ of its tracks in 
any highway, whenever they deem that the convenience and 
safety of the public require such discontinuance, without incur- 
ring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of said town may from time to time Further ^ 
make such reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with ref- selectmen; 
erence to that portion of said railway occupying the public tileirtiecis^on. 
highways, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operating said 
railroad, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, and switches, 
and turnouts within any highway, as the interest or convenience 
of the public may require ; and all designations, orders, rules, 
and regulations thus made or established and all locations made 
by the selectmen shall be forthwith recorded in the records of 
said town. The railway company, or any person interested, may 
at any time appeal from such designations, orders, rules, and 
regulations thus made and established to the board of railroad 
commissioners, who shall upon notice hear the parties and 
finally determine the questions raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said town, for any lawful purpose, may take up and Taking up 
repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter highways ^'oi of high. 



408 



Chapter 182. 



[1899. 



•ways occu- 
pied by rail- 
way. 

Duties and 
liabilities of 
corporation. 



Corporation 
subject to 
provisions of 
general laws. 

First meeting 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not 
built within 
two years. 



as autliorized by law, without incurring any liability therefor to 
said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the 
satisfaction of the road commissioner or surveyor of highwaj'S 
in said town, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface 
material of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by 
its tracks, and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the 
highway for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion 
of the highway so occupied by its tracks ; and shall be liable for 
any damages, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ 
may sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or mis- 
conduct of its agents and servants in the construction, manage- 
ment, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the pro- 
visions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall be 
void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its 
passage. 

[Approved March 1, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE AND EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE MASONIC 
BUILDING ASSOCIATION OF MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 
1. Charter revived. 



Section 
2. Takes effect from passage. 



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



Charter 
revived. 



Takes effect 
from passage 



Section 1. The charter of the Masonic Building Association 
of Manchester, incorporated at the session of the legislature of 
1885, approved on the 29th day of July, 1885, is hereby revived, 
and all powers and privileges therein granted are extended and 
enacted in the same manner as in the said original act of incor- 
poration. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 183. 



409 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT TO IXCOllPORATE THE HUDSOX, PELIIAM AXD SALEM ELEC- 
TRIC RAILWAY C03IPAXY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3 Location over highways. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

. Furtherpowers of selectmen; appeals 
from their decision. 



Section 

7. Taking up and alteration of highways 
occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporation. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions of 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two j'ears. 



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



Section 1. That Charles II. Burke, Nathaniel AVentworth, corporation 

COllStltutGCl i 

Charles S. Collins, Kimball "Webster, John J. Baker, Arthur powers. 
AV'. Haselton, Frank M. Woodbury, George S. Butler, George 
C. Jackman, Edward Young, Benjamin li. Wheeler, Frank P. 
Woodbury, James Ewins, and Forest M. Martin, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the 
name of the Hudson, Pelham and Salem Electric Railway Com- 
pany, with power to construct, maintain, and operate a railway 
with convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches from a point at 
or near the Merrimack river bridge, in the town of Hudson, and 
known as Hudson, over and upon such highways and lands as 
may be necessary for the public accommodation, in the towns of 
Hudson and Pelham, in the county of Hillsborough, Windham 
and Salem, in the county of Rockingham, to some convenient 
•point on the state line in or near the highway leading from 
Wilson's Corner, a village or crossing in the town of Salem, to 
Ayer's village near Massachusetts line, and may also construct 
and maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, 
engines, electric and other machinery for the generation of elec- 
tricity or other motive powder, except steam, for the operation of 
said railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed ^^P\^^^'i^(, 
two hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares other indebt- 
of a par value of one hundred dollars each; but said company ®'^"^®^' 
may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as may 
be necessary to construct and equip said raihva}^, including the 
amount required to provide motive power for the operation 
thereof; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time 
exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. The 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time to 
time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the pro- 
visions of chapter 27, section 17, laws of 1895. 



410 Chapter 183. [1899. 

Location over Sect. 3. All pai'ts of saicl railway occupying any portion of a 
highways. p^^)3iic highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- 
men of the town in which saicl portions of highways or streets 
may be. The selectmen of said towns respectively, upon peti- 
tion of the directors of said railway for a location of its tracks 
on or over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall 
give notice by publication to all parties interested of the time 
and place at which they will consider said petition for location 
in the public highways of said tow^n ; and, after a public hearing 
of all persons interested, they may make an order granting the 
same, or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and upon 
such conditions as they may deem the interests of the public re- 
quire ; and the location thus granted shall be deemed to be the 
true location of the tracks of said railway. But upon petition 
of any party interested, and after a public hearing of all parties, 
the same may be changed at any time to other parts of the same 
highway or street by subsequent order of said selectmen or their 
successors in office, if in their judgment the public good requires 
such change ; but, if such order is made after the construction of 
said railway on the original location, an appeal therefrom by any 
party interested may be had to the board of railroad commis- 
sioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the expense of making 
such change in location shall be apportioned by the board of 
railroad commissioners between the railway and the town, as 
such board may deem just. The selectmen of said town shall 
assess damages to abutters, subject to the right of appeal, in the 
same manner as now provided by law in the laying out of high- 
ways. 
Location over Sect. 4. All parts of Said railway not located in a public high- 
pnvate lands, ^^^^y shall belaid out, located, and the location changed under 
the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and said 
railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall be 
taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and privi- 
leges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 
Powers of Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through wliicli Said rail- 

way shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have exclusive 
and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, 
and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to discon- 
tinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any highway, 
whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of the pub- 
lic require such discontinuance, without incurring any liability 
therefor; and from such orders there shall be no appeal. 
Further Sect. 6. The Selectmen of the towns through which said rail- 

?eilctmen; way shall pass respectively, may designate the quality and kind 
tiieir^decisi" n ^^ materials to be used in the construction of said railway within 
their said towns, and may from time to time make such reason- 
able orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that portion 
of said railway occupying the public highways in their respective 
towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operating said rail- 



1899.] Chapter 183. 411 

way, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, and 
turnouts within any highway in their respective towns, as the 
interest or convenience of the pubUc may require ; and all desig- 
nations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or established 
and all locations made by selectmen shall be forthwith recorded 
in the records of said respective towns. The railway company, 
or any person interested, may at any time appeal from such des- 
ignations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made and estab- 
lished to the board of railroad commissioners, who shall upon 
notice hear the parties and finally determine the questions raised 
by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns for any lawful purpose may take up and Taking up 
repair highwa^^s occupied by said railway, or may alter highways tion of higii- 
as authorized by law, without incurring any liability therefor to ^Id^ty^raii- 
said corporation. way. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the puues ana 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, cm^poratfonf 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface material 
of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, 
and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the highway 
for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion of the 
highway so occupied by its tracks ; and shall be liable for any 
damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ may 
sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct 
of its agents and servants in the construction, management, or > 
use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the corporation 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the provi- leneraViaws. 
sions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- First meeting, 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall Takes effect 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- ^^.P'^^l^g® > 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas- parts not 

•^ -"^ "^ ^ built within 

sage. two years. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



412 



Chapters 184, 185. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 184. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE KEENE ELECTRIC RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY, AND TO EXTEND THE TIME THEREOF. 



Section 

1. Extension of time for building. 

2. Increase of capital authorized; bonds 
authorized. 



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



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



Extension of 
time for 
building. 



Increase of 
capital 
authorized ; 
bonds author 
ized. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Keene Elec- 
tric Railway Company, approved March 31, 1893, in which to 
build its road, is hereby extended to March 31, 1902, and said 
corporation shall have such additional time in which to build its 
road. 

Sect. 2. Said Keene Electric Railway Company is hereby 
authorized and empowered to increase its capital stock not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars, and to issue bonds to an 
amount not exceeding the capital stock so increased, actually 
paid in at the time of issuing said bonds, said stock and bonds 
to be issued agreeably to provisions of chapter 27, Laws of 1895. 

Sect. 3. Any part of said charter inconsistent herewith is 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take efi:ect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 185. 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE CITY' OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. Abatement of taxes for 1899. 

2. Abatement'of taxes thereafter. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Bejn-esentatives in General 
Court convened : 



t^-^Qs^fim Section 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and re- 
" quired to abate from the state tax for 1899 to be paid by the city 
of Portsmouth the sum of ten hundred seventy-seven dollars and 
thirty-two cents ; and the treasurer of the county of Rocking- 
ham is also hereby authorized and required to abate from the 
county tax for 1899 to be paid by said city of Portsmouth the 
sum of seventeen hundred and forty-four dollars and eighty 
cents. 



1899.] 



Chapter 186. 



413 



Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and I'equired^g'^^g^®^^^^!'^^/'^ 
to abate from the state tax for 1900 to be paid by said city of after. 
Portsmouth four dollars and twenty-six cents for every one 
thousand dollars of the entire state tax, and to make the same 
proportional abatement annually thereafter during the period of 
the apportionment fixed by the act to establish a new appor- 
tionment for the assessment of public taxes, enacted in 1899 ; and 
the treasurer of the county of Rockingham is also hereby author- 
ized and required to make a proportional annual abatement from 
the amount of county tax to be paid by said city of Portsmouth 
in 1900 and subsequently until a new apportionment for the 
assessment of public taxes shall be made. 

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

on l)tlSS3.*'6 ' 

and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. repealing 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] '^''''''^• 



CHAPTER 186. 

AX ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTEUCTION OF A RAILROAD FR03I 
MANCHESTER TO MILFORD. 



Section 

1. Branch railroad authorized ; Manches- 
ter to be billing station. 

2. How branch may be built; stock or 
bonds for building. 

3. Conveyance of railroad authorized. 

4. Unless branch built, corporation con- 
stituted; powers. 



Section 

5. Capital. 

6. May borrow money and issue mort- 
gage bonds. 

7. Tolls. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Limit of time for construction. 
10. When act takes effect. 



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



Section 1. The Concord & Montreal Railroad is hereby au- Branch raii- 
thorized to locate and construct a branch railroad from any con- Ized ; Man°^ 
venient point on the line of the Manchester & North Weare gii^f*|^g *°. ^® 
Railroad in Manchester or Goffstown, west of the Merrimack "on. 
river, over the most direct and feasible route to some convenient 
point in the town of Milford, with the right to connect with 
any railroad in the town of Milford, and shall make physical 
connection with the Fitchburg Railroad in said town, and with a 
further right to take and appropriate such land and other prop- 
erty as may be necessary and convenient therefor; and may use 
and operate that part of the Manchester & North Weare Rail- 
road between the point first named and the passenger station in 
Manchester as a part of said branch ; and said branch may be 
designated as the Manchester & Milford Branch ; and the city of 



414 



Chapter 186. 



[1899. 



How branch 
maybe built 
stock or 
bonds for 
building. 



Conveyance 
of railroad 
authorized. 



Unless branch 
built, corpor- 
ation consti- 
tuted; poweis. 



Capital. 



May borow 
money and 
issue mort- 
gage bonds. 



Manchester shall be made a billing station from every point upon 
the Boston & Maine Railroad and its connections. 

Sect. 2. It is further provided that said branch may be built 
as a permanent addition to the Concord & Montreal Railroad, 
under the provisions of its lease to the Boston & Maine Railroad, 
dated June 29, 1895, The Concord & Montreal Railroad may 
increase and issue its capital stock or bonds, or both, to such an 
amount as may be necessary for the building of said branch, but 
any stock issued therefor shall be sold at public auction in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of chapter 19 of the laws of 1897. 

Sect. 3. The Concord & Montreal Railroad being the owner 
of the entire capital stock of the Manchester & i^orth Weare 
Railroad, the said Manchester & North Weare Railroad may, by 
vote of its directors concurred in by votes of the directors of 
the Concord & Montreal Railroad and the directors of the Bos- 
ton & Maine Railroad, authorize its road, franchises, and prop- 
erty to be conveyed to said Concord & Montreal Railroad. Upon 
said conveyance being made in accordance with the terms of 
this act, the shares of stock of the said Manchester & North 
Weare Railroad now in the treasury of the Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad shall be cancelled. 

Sect, 4. If said branch shall not be constructed under the 
foregoing provisions of this act and be ready for operation as a 
railroad from Manchester to Milford on December 20, 1900, then 
and not until then, and not otherwise, John McLane, F, E. 
Kaley, Franklin Worcester, Thomas S, Hittinger, Samuel A. 
Worcester, William B. Rotch, and Charles M. Stratton, their 
associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby created a corpora- 
tion under the name of the Milford & Manchester Railroad, with 
all the rights and duties incident to railroad corporations ; and 
said corporation may then locate, construct, maintain, and op- 
erate a railroad from a point on the line of the Milford & Brook- 
line Railroad in the town of Milford to such point in the city 
of Manchester as would be passed over in the construction of a 
railroad on the most direct and feasible route from said point on 
the said Milford & Brookline Railroad to said point in the city 
of Manchester, with the right to lease itself to any railroad cor- 
poration in manner and form consistent with the laws of this 
state, with the right to connect in said Manchester with any ex- 
isting railroads. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist 
of such number of shares, not exceeding the par value of one 
hundred dollars each, as may from time to time be determined 
by the directors of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole 
the sum of three hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 6. The said corporation may borrow money for the pur- 
pose of carrying into eft'ect the provisions of this act, to an ex- 
tent not exceeding the capital stock actually issued and paid in 
from time to time, and issue its bonds or other obligations 
therefor, and secure the same by mortgage upon the property, 
rights, and franchises of said corporation. 



1899.] 



Chapter 187. 



416 



Sect. 7. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all toiis. 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, 
at such rates as may from time to time be determined by the 
board of directors, consistent with the laws of this state. 

Sect. 8. Any two of the above named grantees may call the^"'^*™^®*^"^- 
first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice of the 
time and place in the " Milford Advance,"' or any newspaper 
published at Milford, at least one week previous to day of 
meeting. 

Sect. 9. The provisions of this act relating to the construe- i-imit of time 
tion of said railroad by the Milford & Manchester corporation tion. 
shall be void, provided said railroad is not constructed and com- 
pleted by said corporation within two years from the twentieth 
dav of December, 1900. 

Sect. 10. The first three sections of this act shall take effect ^^^^^^^^^^t. 
upon its passage, but the provisions of sections 4 to 9, inclusive, 
shall be void and of no effect if said branch shall be constructed 
under the provisions of the first three sections of this act on 
December 20, 1900, otherwise sections 4 to 9 inclusive shall 
take effect December 21, 1900. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 187 



AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TROY WATER AND IMPROVEMENT 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital; property; bonds and mort- 
• gages. 

3. Power to buy or take lands or ease- 
ments ; laying of pipes, etc. 

4. Eminent domain. 

5. Contracts, sales, and leases autlior- 
ized. 



Section 

6. Meetings and directors. 

7. Punishment for injury to corpora- 
tion's property. 

8. First meeting; organization. 

9. Limit of time. 

10. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Section 1. That F. S. Bertwhistle, Geoi^ge P. Russell, 0. C. SffiullT 
Whitcomb, C. D. Fari-ar, T. A. Bertwhistle, Franklin Ripley, 
L. E. Tilden, L. C. Merrill, E. K Pearson, and J. W. Pearson, 
and their associates and successors, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Troy AVater and Improvement Com- 
pany, for the purpose of furnishing to the people of Troy, 
Marlborough, and Fitzwilliam a supply of water for domestic, 
mechanical, and manufacturing purposes, and to the said towns 
of Troy, Marlborough, and Fitzwilliam for the extinguishment 



416 



Chapter 187. 



[1899. 



Capital ; prop- 
erty ; bonds 
and mort- 
gages. 



of fires and other public uses, with all the rights, privileges, 
immunities, duties, and obligations incident to similar corpora- 
tions. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
ten thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold real estate and 
personal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes afore- 
said, and it may issue bonds and other obligations, secured by 
mortgage of its real and other property, to carry out the pur- 
poses for v\^hich it is created. 
Power to buy Sect. 3. Said Corporation may take and hold by purchase, or 
orease^ments^; may take as for public uses, any real estate or easement therein, 
plpesf etc. required for the location, construction, and maintenance of dams, 
reservoirs, pipes, hydrants, and all necessary appurtenances and 
appliances, and the water of all ponds, springs, streams, or arte- 
sian wells necessary for a suflicient supply ; it may lay its pipes 
through the land of persons and corporations, along the streets 
and ways of said towns, having first obtained the permission of 
the municipal ofiicers of said towns, and under such regulations 
and restrictions as they may prescribe ; and may lay its pipes un- 
der any railroad, water-course, or private way, and cross any 
drain or sewer or pipe ; j^rocided, 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 have 
been displaced, injured, or disturbed by it; 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 fix- 
tures, and maintaining and repairing the same ; and it may do 
any other act or thing necessary, convenient, and proper to carry 
out the purpose of providing and distributing as aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. Said 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 authority 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 owner 
shall be unknown, either party may apply to the supreme court, 
at a trial term in the county of Cheshire, 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. 
Contracts, Sect. 5. Said corporation may make any contract with said 

lease's author- towns of Troy, Marlborough, and Fitzwilliam, or with any fire 
ized. precinct in said towns, or with any persons or corporations, to 



Eminent do- 
main. 



1899.] Chapter 187. 417 

furnish water, hydrants, and other means and apparatus for 
extinguishing fires, and for such other purposes as may be 
deemed necessary ; and said towns, or any fire precinct therein 
now existing or hereafter organized, are 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 appro- 
priate money therefor. And said corporation is hereby authorized 
and empowered to sell or lease for a term of years, to said towns 
or any fire precinct now existing or hereafter organized therein, 
all of its works, structures, and estate, of whatever kind or na- 
ture ; and said towns or fire precincts are hereby authorized to 
purchase or lease the same. 

Sect. 6. The annual meeting of said company shall be holden Meetings and 
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 iray 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- Punishment 
rupt the waters of any of the sources of supply or reservoirs ofcorpoiaiion^ 
said company or shall willfully injure any dam, reservoir, con- P^°P^^^y- 
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 First meeting; 
call the first meeting of the company by giving a notice in writ- *'^^^"'^^^**'"* 
ing to each of the corporators at least seven days before the 
meeting, or by notice printed in some newspaper published in 
the county of Cheshire 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 officers 
chosen, the number and par value of shares fixed, and such by- 
laws' and regulations adopted as may be deemed necessary to 
carry into effect the business of the company. 

Sect. 9. And if said corporation shall not have expended at -Limit of time, 
least twenty-five per cent of the capital stock authorized by this 
act in the actual construction of water-works in accordance with 
the provisions of this act, by December 1, 1902, this act shall 
therefore be void and of no effect. 

Sect. 10. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed subject to re- 
whenever the public good requires, and shall take effect upon its ettect mums- 
passage. ^"»®- 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



12 



418 



Chapters 188, 189. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 188 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE AMORY MILLS. 



Section 
1. Increase ofcapital; investments; may 
do business in any part of United 
States. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Court convened : 



Increase of SECTION 1. The AiDory Mills may from time to time increase 
vestments; its Capital stock to an amount not exceeding two million dollars, 
ne^s fifany^^" ^^^ ^^.Y invcst such portions thereof in real and personal estate, 
gartjof United either within or without the state, and within the United States, 
as may be necessary and convenient for carrying on its business ; 
and it may carry on the business authorized by its charter in any 
part of the United States. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



states. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 189. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE SUNCOOK WATER- WORKS 

COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Increase of capital. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Increase of 
capital. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The Suncook Water- Works Company, incorpo- 
rated under chapter 158 of the laws of 1891, as amended by 
chapter 184 of the laws of 1895, is hereby authorized to increase 
its capital stock to an amount not exceeding in the whole the 
sum of one hundred thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapter 190. 419 



CHAPTER 190. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CITY OF 
MANCHESTER, SESSION LAWS OF 1878, CHAPTER 163. 

Section 1. Wards of Manchester changed; repealing clause; takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 1 of said chapter 163 be amended by wards of 
striking out lines 32 to 43 inclusive of said section as follows : cha'?i*^4d^-'^%. 
" Ward No. 5 shall include that part of said city bounded as fol-peaiing ' 
lows : south by center line of Auburn street from center line ofeifect on pas- 
Beech to center line of Elm street; thence on the west by center ^^^®" 
line of Elm street to center line of Manchester street ; thence on 
center line of Manchester street east to center line of Chestnut 
street ; thence on center line of Chestnut street south to center 
line of Laurel street ; thence on center line of Laurel street east • 
to center line of Beech street ; thence on center line of Beech 
street south to center line of Auburn street. Ward No. 6 shall 
include all that part of said city lying east of the Merrimack river 
not included in wards Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, as constituted by 
this act/' and the following substituted therefor: "Ward No. 
5 shall include that part of said city bounded as follows: south 
by center line of Valley street from center line of Beech street 
to center line of Elm street ; thence on the west by center line 
of Elm street to center line of Manchester street ; thence on cen- 
ter line of Manchester street east to center line of Chestnut street ; 
thence on center line of Chestnut street south to center line of 
Laurel street ; thence on center line of Laurel street east to cen- 
ter line of Beech street ; thence on center line of Beech street 
south to center line of Valley street. All that part of said city 
lying east of the Merrimack river and not included in wards 
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, shall be divided as follows : Commencing at 
a point where the center line of Valley street intersects the cen- 
ter line of Beech street, thence by said center line of Valley street 
to the center line of Massabesic street, thence by the center line 
of Massabesic street to the center line of Mammoth road, thence 
by the center line of Mammoth road to the center line of Candia 
road, thence by the center line of Candia road to the center line 
of Holt road as laid out, thence by the center line of Holt road 
as laid out to the point where the said center line of Holt road 
as laid out intersects the center line of the Lake Shore road, 
thence from the said point of intersection east to the line which 
divides the said city from the town of Auburn. The northerly 
portion of the above described part of said city shall be known 
as ward No. 6, and the southerly portion shall be known as ward 
No. 10. And be it further provided that all vacancies in ward 



420 Chapter 190. [1899. 

offices in ward No. 6 caused by this division shall be filled by 
the board of mayor and aldermen at its first regular meeting 
after this bill takes eifect. Vacancies in the common council 
in ward No. 6 shall be filled by a new election to be called in 
the manner provided by law in case of vacancies. The board of 
mayor and aldermen shall, at its first regular meeting after this 
act becomes effective, elect a moderator, a ward clerk, an inspec- 
tor of check-lists, and three selectmen for ward No. 10, and the 
said board of ma3^or and aldermen shall order an election to 
take place in ward No. 10 within a reasonable time after the 
passage of this act, to elect such other ward and city officers as 
are provided by law for wards in said city," — so that it shall read : 

" Section 1. The city of Manchester hereby is and shall con- 
tinue to be divided into ten wards, which shall be constructed 
as follows : 

" Ward No. 1 shall include that part of said city bounded 
west by the Merrimack river, north by the center line of Brook 
street and Brook street produced west to the Merrimack river, 
east by the center line of Elm street, and south by the center 
line of Market street [and Market street] produced to the Merri- 
mack river. 

" Ward No. 2 shall include that part of said city bounded 
on the north by Hooksett, east by the Mammoth road, south by 
the center line of Orange street produced to Mammoth road, and 
center line of Orange street to center line of Elm street, thence 
on the west by center line of Elm street to center line of Brook 
street; thence on the south by center line of Brook street and 
center line of Brook street produced across the Merrimack river 
to GofFstown ; thence on the west by Gofistown to Hooksett. 

"Ward No. 3 shall include that part of said city bounded 
north by center line of Orange street and center line of Orange 
street produced to Mammoth road, east by the Mammoth road, 
south by center line of Concord street and center line of Con- 
cord street produced to the Mammoth road, and west by center 
line of Elm street. 

" Ward No. 4 shall include that part of said city bounded 
north by center line of Concord street and that line produced to 
the Mammoth road; thence on the east by the Mammoth road 
to center line of Laurel street produced to the Mammoth road ; 
thence on the south by the center line of Laurel street produced 
to the Mammoth road, and Laurel street to center line of (yhest- 
nut street ; thence on the west by center line of Chestnut street 
to Manchester street; thence on the south by the center line of 
Manchester street to renter line of Elm street ; thence on the 
west by center line of Elm street to center line of Concord street. 

" Ward No. 5 shall include that part of said city bounded 
as follows : south by center line of Valley street from center 
line of Beech street to center line of Elm street; thence on the 
west by center line of Elm street to center line of Manchester 
street ; thence on center line of Manchester street east to center 



1899.] Chapter 190. 421 

line of Chestnut street; thence on center line of Chestnut street 
south to center line of Laurel street ; thence on center line of 
Laurel street east to center line of Beech street; thence on 
center line of Beech street south to center line of Valley street. 

" All that part of said city lying east of the Merrimack river 
and not included in wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7, shall be divided as 
follows : Commencing at a point where the center line of Valley 
street intersects the center line of Beech street, thence by said 
center line of Valley street to the center line of Massabesic 
street, thence by the center line of Massabesic street to the cen- 
ter line of Mammoth road, thence by the center line of Mammoth 
road to the center line of Candia road, thence by the center line 
of Candia road to the center line of Holt road as laid out, thence 
by the center line of Holt road as laid out to the point where the 
said center line of Holt road as laid out intersects the center 
line of the Lake Shore road, thence from the said point of inter- 
section east to the line which divides the said city from the town 
of Auburn. 

" The northerly portion of the above described part of said city 
shall be known as ward No. 6, and the southerly portion shall be 
known as ward JSTo. 10. And be it further provided that all va- 
cancies in ward offices in ward No. 6 caused by this division 
shall be filled by the board of mayor and aldermen at its first 
regular meeting after this bill takes etfect. Vacancies in the 
common council in ward JSTo. 6 shall be filled by a new election, 
to be called in the manner provided by law in case of vacancies. 
The board of mayor and aldermen shall, at its first regular meet- 
ing after this act becomes effective, elect a moderator, a ward 
clerk, an inspector of check-lists, and three selectmen for ward 
No. 10, and the said board of mayor and aldermen shall order an 
election to take place in ward No. 10 within a reasonable time 
after the passage of this act, to elect such other ward and city 
officers are are provided by law for wards in said city. 

" Ward No. 7 shall include that part of said city bounded north 
by the center line of Market street and that line produced to the 
Merrimack river, east by the center line of Elm street, south by 
the center line of Cove street and that line produced to the Mer- 
rimack river, and west by the Merrimack river." 

Until a new apportionment shall be made, wards 6 and 10, 
as constituted by this act, shall each be entitled to elect two rep- 
resentatives to the general court. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this act of amendment shall 
be construed to affect the boundaries of wards 8 and 9 as pro- 
vided by chapter 243, section 1, of the Session Laws of 1891 ; and 
all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed, and this act shall take effect March 15, A. D. 1899. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



422 



Chapter 191. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 191. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CITIZENS" INSTITUTION FOR SA^'INGS 

OF NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Deposits and withdrawals; deposits 
of valuables. 

3. Power to hold real estate. 

4. Members, clerk, and trustees ; va- 
cancies ; by-laws; common seal; 
deeds, etc. 



Section 

5. Trustees and other officers; quorum 
of trustees. 

6. No compensation to members, ex- 
cept officers; no special deposits or 
rates of interest. 

7. Meetings. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Deposits and 
withdrawals ; 
deposits of 
valuables. 



Section 1. That Albert Shedd, Henry H. Davis, John H. 
Field, Walter A. Lovering, Michael H. O'Grady, Henry H. Jew- 
ell, William J. Flather, Milton A. Taylor, Nelson S. Whitman, 
Arthur K. Woodbury, Charles A. Roby, and Edward H. Wason, 
their associates and successors, and such others duly elected 
members as in this act provided, be and they hereby are consti- 
tuted a body politic and corporate by the name of the Citizens' 
Institution for Savings, to be located at Nashua in the county 
of Hillsborough, for the purpose of establishing and maintain- 
ing a mutual savings bank, and by the name and style aforesaid 
may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 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 corpora- 
tions of a like nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall receive from any person or 
persons, corporations or associations, any deposit or deposits of 
money not exceeding five thousand dollars from any one person, 
corporation, or association, subject to the by-laws of said bank, 
and may manage, use, and improve the same for the benefit of 
the depositors in such a manner as shall be convenient or neces- 
sary for the security and profitable investment thereof, under the 
restrictions of the laws regulating the investment and manage- 
ment of such funds ; and all deposits, together with the net 
income and profits thereof, may be withdrawn at such reason- 
able times, and in such manner and proportions, and subject to 
such equitable rules and regulations as said corporation may 
from time to time under its by-laws prescribe, not incompatible 
with the laws of the state. Said corporation is also authorized 
to receive on deposit or for safe keeping money and other val- 
uables, subject to the by-laws of said corporation and subject to 
the orders of the bank commissioners. 



1899.] Chapter 191. 423 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire Power to hold 



real estate. 



by 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, 
and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, trus^eesTva- 
by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as mem- faws^^ conf-''' 
bers of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those whon^onseai; 
are at the time of such election members thereof. At the first 
meeting of said corporation, and at each subsequent annual 
meeting, 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 by-laws and the laws of the state. Any 
vacancy in the board of trustees shall be filled at a special meet- 
ing 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 
efifect 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 ^^^j^l*®^*'^^^^.^. 
by law. They shall annually choose one of their number as quorum of 
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 trus- 
tees shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive any no compensa- 
compensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive bers*e:^e^" 
any emolument therefrom, provided, hoivever, that a reasonable a^ciaikepos- 
compensation shall be paid to the oflicers of said bank and others jts or rates of 
necessarily employed in transacting its business, l^o 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 a manner as the trustees may determine, after deducting 
therefrom the necessary charges and expenses and a proper fund 
for the establishment of a guaranty fund. 

Sect. 7. The first meeting of this corporation shall be called Meetings, 
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 



424 



Chapters 192, 193. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



meeting in one or both newspapers published in said Nashua ; 
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 of said bank or any two of the trustees, but no 
business shall be transacted at a special meeting unless the sub- 
ject thereof shall have been stated in the published notice. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 192 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION, 
AND COMPLETION OF THE RAILROAD OF THE MOOSILAUKE RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY. 

Section l. Time for construction extended; takes effect on passage; no charter fee 

required. 

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

Time for con- SECTION 1. The time for the location, construction, and com- 
tended°;"ake"spletion of the Moosilaukc Railroad is hereby extended to the 
s2e!nochti-:fi^st day of July, 1902, and this act shall take effect upon its 
terfeere- passage; and the provisions of chapter 13 of the General Laws 
and acts amendatory thereto shall not apply to this act. 
[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 193 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE FIREMEN'S 

ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May hold funds for benefit of dis- 
abled firemen. 



Section 

3. Purposes of incorporation. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Thomas W. Lane, Frank M. Frisselle, James 
L. Brock, Fred. W. Bond, George Thompson, and their as- 
sociates, successors, and assigns be and hereby are incorporated 



1899.] Chapter 194. 425 

and n)ade a body politic by the name of the N'ew Hampshire 
State Firemen's Association, and under that name shall be 
vested with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the 
liabilities of corporations of a similar nature, and may hold and 
possess real estate and personal property for the purposes of said 
corporation, and sell and convey the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. It may also receive funds from any source, and tiold May hoid^^^^ 
and dispose of the same as trustee for the benefit of firemen |fi[g<^f^^i|- 
disabled while on duty as firemen, and of the dependent mother, men. 
widow, or children of any fireman whose death was occasioned 
by injuries received while in the line of his duty as a fireman. 

Sect. 3. The purposes for which said association is incorpo- Purposes of 
rated are : to form a more perfect organization, establish har-S.^^°^^' 
mony of action, insure prosperity and success, provide pecuniary 
support, secure protection, and promote the best interests of the 
firemen of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. Any three of the persons named herein may call ru-st meet- 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of ^°^' 
the others at least one week prior to such meeting. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. JnSsf^e* 

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT APPROVED AUGUST 15, 1883, EN- 
TITLED ^<AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER HOME FOR AGED 
WOMEN." 

Section [ Section 

1. Name changed. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of said act is hereby amended by striking Name ^^ 
out the word " Dover " in the first section thereof and inserting 
in its place the word " Wentworth," also by striking out the 
word " women " in said section and inserting the word " the " 
before the word " aged," so that said section as amended shall - 
read : " Section 1. That Everett O. Foss, Henry Law, Theodore 
Woodman, Joseph Hayes, Charles S. Cartland, Charles H. Saw- 
yer, Elisha R. Brown, their associates and successors, be and 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 



426 



Chapter 195. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



the Wentworth Home for the Aged, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and ex- 
ecution, and shall have and exercise all the powers and priv- 
ileges and be subject to all the liabilities by law incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature." 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 195 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 

OF OSSIPEE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituterl. 

2. May acquire property by purchase or 
gift. 



Section 

3. May adopt rules of church. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Court convened : 



Corporation 
constituted. 



May acquire 
property by 
purchase or 
gift. 

May adopt 
rules of 
church. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That William C. Sinclair, Ezekiel B. Andrews, 
Elizabeth J. Smith, Mary J. Carter, Emma B. Andrews, Lucie 
E. Sinclair, their associates and successors, are hereby made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Second Con- 
gregational Church of Ossipee, and shall have and enjoy all the 
powers and privileges and be subject to all of the liabilities in- 
cident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may acquire, by purchase or other- 
wise, real and personal estate, may receive and hold gifts, dona- 
tions, or bequests given for the use of this church. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt the principles and rules 
of this church for the government of its proceedings and the 
management of its afl:airs, so far as they are consistent with the 
laws of the state. 

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

[Approved March 8, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 196. 



427 



CHAPTEE 196. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTEE 204 OF THE LAWS OF 1887, RELATING TO 
THE POWERS OF THE WOODSVILLE FIRE DISTRICT, AND TO LEGAL- 
IZE, RATIFY, AND CONFIRM THE ADOPTION OF CHAPTER 204 OF 
THE LAWS OF 1887 AND CHAPTER 78 OF THE GENERAL LAWS BY 
SAID DISTRICT, AND TO RATIFY AND CONFIRM ALL SUBSEQUENT 
ACTS OF THE DISTRICT AND ITS OFFICERS, AND TO AUTHORIZE 
THE ISSUE OF BONDS BY THE DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Repeal of provision as to raising of 
money. 

2. Election and duties of oflBcers; filling 
of vacancies. 

3. Raising of money; proviso. 

4. Raising of money ; land and buildings ; 
expenditures. 

5. Bond of treasurer. 

6. Borrowing of money. 



Section 

7. Accounts of commissioners; fiscal 
year; annual meeting. 

8. Check-lists. 

9. Proceedings ratified. 

10. Issue of bonds. 

11. District is municipal corporation 
within Municipal Bonds Act, 1895. 

12. Repealing claiise. 

13. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Repeal of pro- 

Section 1. Section 4 of said act is hereby repealed. raising of ^^oiT ^^ *° 
Sect, 2. Section 3 of said act is hereby amended so as to Election and 
read as follows : " Said district at each annual meeting shall cersrfliiin?' 
elect by ballot a moderator, a clerk, one auditor, a treasurer, and vacancies. 
three commissioners. All of said officers shall be elected by a 
majority vote of all the voters present and voting at the annual 
meeting. Said officers shall exercise in relation to district meet- 
ings the like powers to those of moderator, clerk, and selectmen 
of towns. The commissioners shall have within the district all 
the powers of the mayor and aldermen of any city respecting 
highways, sidewalks, and sewers. They shall control and direct 
the expenditure of all moneys raised under authority of the dis- 
trict and by the town of Haverhill for expenditure in the district. 
They shall have sole authority to appoint a highway surveyor in 
said district, and in default of such appointment shall themselves 
perform the duties of that office. The surveyor or commission- 
ers performing the duties of highway surveyor in the district 
shall give bond to the town to account for all money coming 
into their hands, and for the proper care and custody of the 
property of the town or district which may come into their cus- 
tody or control, and shall be deemed officers of the town. ISToth- 
ing'in this act shall be construed to impose any distinct or special 
liability upon the district respecting highways within its limits. 
Vacancies that may occur in the office of commissioner in the 
district shall be filled by appointment of the remaining commis- 
sioners or commissioner, but any commissioner appointed to fill 
a vacancy shall hold office only until the next annual district 
meeting:. Commissioners shall be residents of the district." 



428 



Chapter 196. 



[1899. 



Raising of 
money ; pro- 
viso. 



Raising of 
money; land 
and build- 
ings; expen- 
ditures. 



Bond of treas- 
urer. 



Borrowing of 
money. 



Sect. 3. The district at its annual meeting shall determine 
what amount of money, in addition to the highway taxes to be 
levied by authority of the town, shall be raised in the district, 
and what amount shall be raised for sewers, but this shall not 
derogate from the right of the town to raise the highway taxes 
for the maintenance of highways in labor outside the limits of 
the district. All taxes for repairing highways, building and re- 
pairing sidewalks and sewers in the district shall be raised in 
money, whether by authority of the town or district. Nothing 
in this act, however, shall be construed to derogate from the 
powers and duty of the tow^n and selectmen to provide for ordi- 
nary and extraordinary repairs of bridges, culverts, highways, 
and embankments, and for the construction of new highways 
that may be laid out in town. 

Sect. 4. Said district may vote to raise money at any meet- 
ing, in addition to the amount raised by the town for expenditure 
in the district, not exceeding one per cent annually upon the as- 
sessed valuation of polls and property in said district, for any 
lawful purposes, including repairing of highways, making and 
repairing sidewalks and sewers in the district, to purchase ma- 
terials, tools, and apparatus, to purchase and lease lands and 
buildings, and to erect suitable buildings for the use of the dis- 
trict, but the land purchased for district buildings shall not ex- 
ceed one-half acre. The district may by vote raise money and 
appropriate the same in carrying out the provisions of chapter 
79 of the Public Statutes in said district. All votes to raise 
money by taxation shall be certified by the clerk of the district 
and seasonably transmitted to the selectmen of the town, and the 
sum so voted shall be assessed, collected, and paid over from the 
town treasury to the treasurer of said district upon the order of 
the selectmen, in the same manner that highway taxes in said 
district are now assessed, collected, and paid over to the commis- 
sioners of the district. The commissioners shall draw orders 
upon the district treasurer for the payment of all accounts and 
claims against the district allowed by them, and take proper 
vouchers" therefor. All highway and sewerage taxes levied in 
the district shall be collected in money by the collector of other 
taxes in town, and in the first instance paid into the town treas- 
ury. A separate account of the same shall be kept by the town 
treasurer, but said funds shall be expended and accounted for 
by the district commissioners. 

Sect. 5. The district treasurer shall within six days after his 
election or appointment, and before entering upon the duties of 
his office, give bond to the district, with sufficient sureties to the 
acceptance of the district or the commissioners, for the faithful 
performance of his ofiicial duty, in form like that of county offi 
cers, and in default thereof the ofiice shall be vacant. 

Sect. 6. The commissioners, upon authority given them by a 
vote of two thirds of all the voters present and voting at any an- 
nual or special meeting, may borrow money upon the credit of 
the district, to be used only for the purposes of the district. 



1899.] Chapter 196. 429 

Sect. 7. The district commissioners shall annually prepare Accounts of 
and submit in printed pamphlets a detailed account of all their er™ flscai°^" 
transactions, their receipts and expenditures, statements of the ^^g^et'iifg!""^^ 
prices paid for labor and material, to whom, for whom, and for 
what all such payments have been made, a statement of the in- 
debtedness of the district, if any exist, and a statement 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 district auditors before the first day of March in each year, 
and in their report said auditors shall state in regard to any il- 
legal expenditures that they may find in the transactions of the 
commissioners or of the surveyor of the district. The fiscal 
year of the district shall end on the first day of March. The 
annual meeting shall be holden in the month of March after the 
second Tuesday. In every case vouchers shall be taken for dif- 
ferent funds paid out. 

Sect. 8. Upon the petition of twenty voters in the district, Check-iists. 
the selectmen and supervisors shall cause a check-list to be pre- 
pared and used at the annual district meeting, in the same man- 
ner as is provided for the use of check-lists in meetings of school 
districts ; jwovided, that such petition shall be filed fourteen days 
at least prior to the time of the annual March town meeting. 
At special district meetings the check-list as corrected for the 
last annual or biennial meeting in town shall be used upon peti- 
tion of twenty legal voters addressed to the supervisors of the 
check-list. 

Sect. 9. The proceedings of the Woodsville fire district in Proceedings 
adopting the provisions of chapter 204 of the laws of 1887, and ''^"^'''^' 
of chapter 78 of the General Laws, are hereby ratified and con- 
firmed, and the said statutes are declared to have been duly 
adopted and to have been in force and effect in the said district 
from the nineteenth day of March. 1888, and all subsequent pro- 
ceedings of the district and acts of its commissioners and officers 
are hereby ratified, confirmed, and legalized. 

Sect. 10. The proceedings of the district taken on the fifteenth ^omis°^ 
of September, 1898, and of the commissioners of the district on the 
twenty-seventh of September, 1898, for the issue of bonds of the 
district to the amount of twelve thousand dollars, are hereby 
ratified, confirmed, and legalized, and the treasurer of the dis- 
trict is authorized and directed to issue and sell such bonds ac- 
cordingly. Such bonds shall be issued under and subject to all 
the terms and provisions of the Municipal Bonds Act, 1895. 

Sect. 11. The Woodsville Fire District is declared to be a District is 
municipal corporation within the meaning of the Municipal ^"poration 
Bonds Act, 1895, and to have the power and authority vested in^ipaiBS'" 
municipal corporations by the said act. ^ct, i895. 

Sect. 12. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing 
visions of this act are hereby repealed. clause. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1899.] on passage. 



430 



Chapters 197, 198. 



[1899. 



CHAPTEK 197. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE CON- 
GEEGATIONAL SOCIETY IN STRATHAM, APPROVED JUNE 22, 1814. 



Section 
1. May hold property not exceeding 

$15,000. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



May hold 
property not 
exceeding 

$15,000. 

Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That tlie Congregational society in Stratham be 
and hereby is authorized to hold real and personal estate not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars in amount. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 198. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE COOS AND ESSEX WATER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital; property; bonds and mort- 
gages. 

3. Power to buy or take lands or ease- 
ments; laying of pipes, etc. 

4. Eminent domain. 

5. Contracts, sales, and leases author- 
ized. 



Section 

6. Meetings and directors. 

7. Punishment for injury to corpora 
tion's property. 

S. First meeting; organization. 
9. Limit of time. 

10. Subject to repeal; takes effect on pas- 
sage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That John C. Hutchins, Frank L. Rowell, Ber- 
nard "W. Fisher, Henry Kugleman, Alvin 'N. Taylor, Jeremiah 
Willard, their associates and successors, are hereby made a cor- 
poration by the name of the Coos and Essex Water Company, 
for the purpose of furnishing to the people of the town of Strat- 
ford a supply of pure water for domestic, mechanical, and manu- 
facturing purposes, and to said town of Stratford water for the 



1899.] Chapter 198. • 431 

extinguishment of fires and other public uses, with all the rights, erty^^bonds^' 
privilesres, immunities, duties and obligations incident to similar and inort- 

^ ^, . ' ' ° gages. 

corporations. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
twenty -five thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold real and 
personal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes afore- 
said ; and it may issue bonds and other obligations, secured by 
a mortgage of its real and other property, to carry out the pur- 
poses for which it is created. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold by purchase, or Power to buy 
may take as lor public uses, any real estate or easement therein, or easements; 
including the water of any ponds, streams, springs, or artesian p^^^gf gt^ 
wells, in the town of Stratford necessary for obtaining a suffi- 
cient supply of water, for the construction of reservoirs and lay- 
ing pipes, and may erect and maintain all necessary dams, reser- 
voirs, standpipes, and hydrants ; it may lay its pipes through 
the lands of persons and corporations, having first obtained the 
permission of the municipal officers of said town, and, under 
such restrictions and regulations as they may prescribe, along 
the streets and ways of said town, and may lay its pipes under 
any railroad, watercourse, or private way, and cross any drain 
or sewer or pipe ; iwovided, 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 during the construction or repair of its 
water-works ; and it may enter upon and dig up any real estate, 
railroad, street, or way, for the purpose of laying pipes, or erect- 
ing hydrants or other fixtures, and maintaining and repairing 
the same ; and it may do any other act or thing necessary, con- 
venient, and proper to carry out the purpose of providing a sup- 
ply of water and distributing the same to the inhabitants of said 
town for the uses aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. Said water corporation shall pay all damages sus- Eminent do- 
tained by any person or corporation, in property, by the taking ™^^^' 
of any land, right of way, water, water-source, water-right, or 
easement, or by the erecting of any dam, or by anything done by 
said company under the authority of this act. In case, however, 
said company shall not be able to agree with the owners thereof 
for the damages that 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 damages determined ; and said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners for said county, who shall 
appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in 
the same manner as now provided by law for laying out high- 
ways. Said commissioners shall make report to said court, and 
said court may issue execution therein accordingly ; but if either 
party shall desire it, upon application to said court before 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. 



432 Chapter 198. [1899. 

^T*sTnd Sect. 5. Said corporation may make any contract with said 

lease's author- town of Stratford, or with any fire precinct in said town, or with 
^'^^'^' any persons or corporations, to furnish water, hydrants, and other 

means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, and for such other 
purposes as may he 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 corporation 
is hereby authorized and empowered to sell or lease for a term 
of years to said town, or any fire precinct now existing or here- 
after organized therein, all of its work, structures, and estate, of 
whatever kind or nature, and said town or fire precinct is hereby 
authorized to purchase or lease the same. 
Meetings and Sect. 6. The annual meeting of said company shall be holden 
directors. ^^ ^^^^ ^-^^g ^^^^ place as may be prescribed by the by-laws or 
appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three 
nor more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. The 
directors may call special meetings whenever they shall deem it 
necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may prescribe. 
Punishment Sect. 7. Any person who shall willfully and maliciously cor- 
corporatioivs I'upt the watcrs of any of the sources of supply of reservoirs of 
property said company, or who shall willfully injure any dam, reservoir, 
conduit, 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 
hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year. 
First meet- Sect. 8. Any two of the corporators named in this act may 
Ltfjn?"^^'"'^' call the first meeting of the company by giving a notice in writ- 
ing to each of the corporators of the time and place of meeting, 
at "least seven days before the day of meeting, or by notice pub- 
lished in some newspaper published in the county of Coos at 
least fourteen days before said meeting; and at said meeting, or 
at any subsequent meeting duly called, associates may be admit- 
ted, and all proper ofiicers chosen, the number and par value of 
shares fixed, and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may 
be deemed necessary to carry into eflfect the business of the com- 
pany. 
Limit of time. Sect. 9. And if said corporation shall not have expended at 
least twenty-five per cent of the capital stock authorized by this 
act in the actual construction of water-works in accordance with 
the provisions of this act by December 1, 1902, this act shall 
therefore be void and of no effect. 
Subject to re- Sect. 10. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed 
ef£lct*on*^pas- whenever the public good requires, and shall take efl:ect on its 
sage. passage. 

[Approved March 9, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapter 199. 433 



CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT TO AlVIEOT) THE CHARTER OF THE AIMERICAN MANUFAC- 
TURING COMPANY, PASSED JULY 29, 1885. 

Section i Section 

1. Residence of directors. 3. Takes effect from passage. 

2. Capital; property; bonds and mort- 
gages; interest in other corporations. | 

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

Section 1. That section 7 be and hereby is amended by in- Residence of 
sertin_^ after the word " state " in the second line the words 
" foreign country," so that said section 7 as amended shall be as 
follows : " Said board of directors may be composed of residents 
of any state, foreign country, or the District of Columbia, and 
meetings thereof may be held wherever they may determine." 

Sect. 2. That section 9 be and hereby is amended by striking capital; pro- 
from the first line the words " shall be " and inserting instead and mort" 
thereof after the word "company" the words "may be estab-flffn'other^" 
lished at any sum not exceeding," and by adding at the end of ^o^'Poi'ations. 
said section the following words : " It may acquire by purchase, 
concession, lease, or otherwise, estate, real or personal, to an 
amount not exceeding its capital stock, and manage and dispose 
of the same at pleasure. It maj' issue its bonds and secure the 
same by mortgage or trust deed, and may purchase and hold the 
stock and indorse and guarantee the payment of the bonds of 
other corporations to an amount not exceeding its capital stock," 
so that said section 9 as amended shall be as follows : " The 
capital stock of said company may be established at any sum not 
exceeding five millions of dollars, divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each, and may be increased by a vote of two 
thirds of the stock of the company to an amount not exceeding 
ten millions of dollars. It may acquire by purchase, concession, 
lease, or otherwise, estate, real or personal, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding its capital stock, and manage and dispose of the same at 
pleasure. It may issue its bonds and secure the same by mort- 
gage or trust deed, and may purchase and hold the stock and 
endorse and guarantee the payment of the bonds of other corpo- 
rations to an amount not exceeding its capital stock." 

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

[Approved March 9, 1899.] ^""""^ vf^ss^se. 



13 



434 



Chapter 200. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 207 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, RELATING TO 
THE POLICE COURT OF HAVERHILL. 



Section 
1. Jurisdiction of associate justice. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Jurisdiction 
of associate 
justice. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Section 1 of said chapter is hereby amended by 
adding the following at the end of said section : "said associ- 
ate justice to have sole jurisdiction of all causes arising in or 
returned* within the limits of the Woodsville lire district, so 
called, in said Haverhill, now within the jurisdiction of police 
courts, concurrently with the supreme court, and in case of his 
disqualification or inability to attend he is hereby authorized to 
appoint some other justice to act in his stead within the limits 
of said district," so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : " Section 1. The vote of the town of Haverhill, passed 
at the March annual meeting of said town in 1893, is hereby 
ratified, confirmed, and legalized; and a police court for said 
Haverhill is hereby established, with a justice and associate jus- 
tice to be nominated by the governor and appointed with the 
approval of the honorable council ; said associate justice to have 
sole jurisdiction within the limits of the Woods ville fire district, 
so called, in said Haverhill, now within the jurisdiction of police 
courts, concurrently with the supreme court, and in case of his 
disqualification or inability to attend he is hereby authorized to 
appoint some other justice to act in his stead within the limits of 
said district." 

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

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 

* The words "of all causes arising in or returned" are found in the hill both here and 
in the corresponding place in line 16. In the latter place they were erased, but not 
here. 



1899.] 



Chapters 201, 202. 



435 



CHAPTER 201. 



AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NATHANIEL 
WEARB ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Name of corporation. 

2. Object ol incorporation. 



Section 
3. Property. 



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

Section 1. The name by which the corporation shall be known Name of cor. 
is " The Nathaniel Weare Association." poration. 

Sect. 2. The object for which this corporation is established object of in- 
is to keep alive in the minds of our countrymen the lives and°°'^^°^^^°'^" 
character of Nathaniel Weare and of his descendants in this 
country, to establish some fitting memorial of the family, and to 
maintain proper social relations between the families of those 
connected by the ties of blood and marriage with said family. 

Sect. 3. This corporation may hold property of real and per- property, 
sonal estate to the amount of ten thousand dollars. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 202. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HOOKSETT AQUEDUCT COMPANY OF 

HOOKSETT. 



Section 

Preamble. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Powers ; eminent domain. 



Section 

4. Contracts. 

5. May buy aqueduct and pay in stock. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



Whereas, certain citizens of Hooksett have constructed and Preamble, 
are now operating aqueduct lines for supplying water for do- 
mestic and other purposes to the inhabitants of the village of 
Hooksett to the satisfaction of said inhabitants, and have in- 
vested considerable sums of money therefor, and it is desired to 
form a corporation which shall acquire said aqueduct and 
pipe lines and continue the business of supplying water, Now, 
therefore. 



436 Chapter 202. [1899. 



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

coSutlT Section 1. That Henry C. Carbee, Robert B. Smith, Richard 
A. Lantry, John I. Otterson, John C. Dutton, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate by the 
name of the Hooksett Aqueduct Company of Hooksett, and by 
that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 
judgment and execution, and are hereby invested with all the 
powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities in- 
cident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Capital. Sect. 2. The capital stock shall consist of such number of 

shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each as may from 
time to time be determined by the directors of said corporation, 
not exceeding in the whole the sum of $5,000. 

Powers; emi- Sect. 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 

nent domain. ^^^^ ^^ coustruct, maintain, and operate in the town of Hook- 
sett aqueduct and pipe lines, for the purpose of supplying water 
to the citizens of said town for domestic and other purposes, and 
said corporation is authorized to dig ditches and make excava- 
tions in the public highways or streets of said town for the pur- 
pose of laying, maintaining, and repairing said aqueduct and 
pipe lines, subject to such reasonable regulations as may be im- 
posed by the selectmen of Hooksett ; and said corporation shall 
also be authorized to enter upon and appropriate any private 
lands for the purposes aforesaid ; and if said corporation shall 
not be able to agree with the owners of said land for the dam- 
ages that may be done, or if the owners shall be unknown, either 
party may apply to the supreme court, at the trial term in the 
county of Merrimack, to have the same laid out and the dam- 
ages determined, and said court shall refer the same to the 
county commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a time 
and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same man- 
ner as is now provided for the laying of said highways, and said 
commissioners shall make report to said court, and said court 
may issue execution therein accordingly ; but if either party 
shall desire it, upon application to said court before reference to 
said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a trial by jury in 
such manner and under such regulations as said court may 
appoint. 

Contracts. Sect. 4. Said corporation may make any contract with said 

town of Hooksett, or any fire precinct in said town, or with any 
person or corporation, to furnish water, hydrants, and other 
means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, and for such other 
purposes as may be deemed necessary ; and said town or fire 
precinct therein existing or hereafter organized is hereby au- 
thorized to contract with said corporation for the use of said 
water, hydrants, and other apparatus for said purpose, and may 
raise and appropriate money therefor. 



1899.] 



Chapter 203. 



437 



Sect. 5. Said corporation is hereby authorized to acquire, ^y^y^^^^<ijf- 
through Henry C. Carbee and others, the aqueduct and pipe line in stock, 
which was constructed and is now being operated and main- 
tained by them, and to pay therefor the reasonable value of the 
same, and may issue its capital stock to the owners of said aque- 
duct and pipe line to such an amount as may be necessary to 
pay the reasonable value of the property so acquired. 

Sect 6. The said grantees, or any one or more of them, may First meet- 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving fourteen days' ^°^' 
notice to the other grantees in writing. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF 
WOODSVILLE, IN THE TOWN OE HAVERHILL, TO ISSUE BONDS FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING LAND AND ERECTING THEREON A 
HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING. 



Section 

1. Issue of notes or bonds. 

2. Eminent domain. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The school board of the Union High School dis- issue of notes 
trict of Woodsville, in the town of Haverhill, for the 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 preparing a suitable 
play-ground to be used in connection therewith, may issue 
negotiable notes or bonds of said district to an amount not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars. Said bonds shall be paya- 
ble within twenty years from the passage of this act, and shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, 
and shall be signed by the school board of said district, or a 
majority of them, and countersigned by the treasurer of said 
district, and shall have the seal of the district affixed thereto. 
All bonds purporting to be issued by virtue of or in pursuance 
of this act, and signed as hereinbefore provided, shall, in favor 
oi bona fide holders, be conclusively presumed to have been duly 
and regularly authorized and issued in accordance with the pro- 
visions herein contained, and no such holder shall be obliged to 
see to the existence of the purpose of the issue, or to the regu- 
larity of any of the proceedings, or to the application of the pro- 
ceeds of such issue. 



438 



Eminent do- 
main. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Chapter 204, 



[189^. 



Sect. 2. Said district shall have the right to proceed and 
condemn land for the purposes aforesaid, 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 effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.J 



CHAPTER 204. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 167 OF THE PAIMPHLET LAWS 
PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1893, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO AUTHOR- 
IZE THE WHITEFIELD VILLAGE FIRE DISTRICT TO PURCHASE AND 
MAINTAIN THE WATER-WORKS OF THE WHITEFIELD AQUEDUCT 
COMPANY." 

Section l. Rights of eminent domain extended to Carroll. 

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



Rights of emi- SECTION 1. Section 4 of chapter 167 of the Laws of 1893 is 
elfended^to" hereby amended by striking out the word " town " in the third 
carrou. y^q thereof, and inserting in place thereof the word " towns " ; 
and by adding the words " and Carroll" after the word "Jeffer- 
son " in the same line, so that as amended it will read : " Sect. 
4. Said district is authorized and empowered to enter upon, 
take, and appropriate any stream, springs, or ponds in said 
"Whitefield and the adjoining towns of Jefferson and Carroll, 
and to secure such springs, streams, and ponds by fence or oth- 
erwise, and dig ditches and canals, make excavations, build dams 
and reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or inclosure 
through which it may be deemed necessary for said acqueduct 
or water-works to pass, and said excavations, dams, reservoirs, 
aqueduct, or water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of ob- 
taining, preserving, and conducting such water, placing such 
pipes, fixtures, and other material as may be necessary for build- 
ing, operating, or repairing the same." 
[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapter 205. 



439 



CHAPTEE 205. 

AJiT ACT FOR THE ENLARGEMENT AND EXTENSION OF WATER-WORKS 
OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. City may extend water- works. 

2. Eminent domain. 

3. Riglits in streets, etc. 

4. Contracts. 



Section 

5. Water commissioners to manage. 

6. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Court convened : 



Section 1. The city of Portsmouth, in the county of Eock-city may ex- 
ingham, in addition to the powers conferred by chapter 209 of ^orirsT^*^^^' 
the Laws of 1891, authorizing said city to manage and control 
its water supply, is hereby authorized and empowered and given 
the exclusive right to extend its system of water-works into the 
towns of Newington, Greenland, and E"ewcastle, and that part of 
Rye northeast of the Wallis Sands life-saving station, and the road 
leading therefrom to Lang's Corner in the town of Rye, all in 
the county of Rockingham, for the purpose of introducing into 
and distributing through said towns an adequate supply of water 
in subterranean or other pipes for extinguishing fires, and for 
the use of their citizens, and for other purposes ; and for that 
purpose may take, purchase, and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, 
free from taxation, any real or personal estate in said towns, and 
any rights therein and water rights necessary for carrying into 
effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. Said city, for the purpose specified in section 1 of Eminent 
this chapter, is authorized and empowered to dig ditches, make ^°°^^"^' 
excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, and upon any land 
or inclosure in said towns through which it may be necessary 
for said pipes and water to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, 
and water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of holding, pre- 
serving, and conducting said water ; and to place said pipes and 
other materials and works as may be necessary for completing 
and operating the works provided for in this act, or repairing 
the same. The said city is also authorized to take land for nec- 
essary ways from highways to its pipe line, and is authorized to 
enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, or ponds in 
said towns aforesaid not belonging to any aqueduct or water- 
works company, and to secure such springs, streams, and ponds 
by conveyance or otherwise ; j^'i^ovided, that if it shall be neces- 
sary to enter upon and appropriate such springs, streams, ponds, 
or land for the purpose aforesaid, or raise or lower the level of 
the same, and said city shall not be able to agree with the own- 
ers thereof upon the damages which may be done by said city, 
or in case the owner shall be unknown, either party may apply 



440 



Chapter 205. 



[1899. 



Rights in 
streets, etc. 



Contracts. 



Water com- 
missioners to 
manage. 



to the supreme court, at the trial term thereof in the county of 
Rockingham, to have the same taken, appropriated, and con- 
demned for the purpose required, and the damages determined ; 
and the said court shall refer the same to the county commis- 
sioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of 
hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now 
provided by law in laying out highways ; and said commission- 
ers shall make a 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 commis- 
sioners, they shall be entitled to trial by jury in such manner 
and under such regulations as said court may prescribe. 

Sect. 3. Said city is further authorized and empowered to 
enter upon and break ground, dig ditches, and make excavations 
in any street, public place, public square, passageway, or high- 
way in said towns of Newington, Greenland, and I^ewcastle, and 
that part of Rye northeast of the Wallis Sands life-saving sta- 
tion, and the road leading therefrom to Lang's Corner in the 
town of Rye, through which it may be necessary for the pipes 
and water-works of said city to pass, be, or exist, for the purpose 
of placing pipes, hydrants, or water-works, and such other mate- 
rials as may be deemed necessary for the construction of said 
w^ater-works and the distribution through said towns of an ade- 
quate supply of water ; and to relay and repair said pipes, hy- 
drants, and water-works, subject always to such regulations in 
regard to the safety of the citizens and the security of public 
travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of said Newington 
Greenland, ISTorth Hampton,* Rye, and Newcastle, with reference 
to the portion of said works that may be located or situated in 
said towns. 

Sect. 4. Said city is also authorized and empowered to con- 
tract with individuals and corporations in said towns of Kewing- 
ton, Greenland, North Hampton,* Rye, and Newcastle, and with 
the said towns themselves, for supplying them with water ; and 
is authorized to make such contracts and to establish such regu- 
lations and tolls for the use of said water as may from time to 
time be deemed proper ; provided, that in case of serious insuffi- 
ciency in the water supply, the citizens of Portsmouth shall have 
the tirst right thereto in the discretion of the water commission- 
ers of the city of Portsmouth, except that such of said towns 
from which a water supply is obtained, and pipes laid for sup- 
plying said towns, shall receive from said water-works a supply 
equal to the amount taken from such towns, if needed. 

Sect. 5. All work done and contracts made in pursuance of 
the powers granted under the provisions of this chapter to said 
city of Portsmouth shall be done and made under the direction 
and in the discretion of the board of water commissioners of said 
city of Portsmouth, and it shall have the same control and man- 
agement of such extensions as may be made under the provi- 



* The bill applied to North Hampton, as well as the other towns named, but North 
Hampton was struck out except here. 



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Chapter 206. 



441 



sions of said chapter as it now lias over the water-works existing 
in said city of Portsmouth. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all Takes effect 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- ?epeaun|^ ' 
pealed. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



clause. 



CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MAN- 
CHESTER, RELATING TO SESSIONS HELD BY THE BOARD OF INSPEC- 
TORS OF CHECK-LISTS. 



Section 
1. Meetings for correcting clieck-lists. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage; repeaUng 
clause. 



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

Section 1. That paragraph four of section 3 [7] of Chapter 163, Meetings for 
Pamphlet Laws of 1878, be amended by striking out the words check^-iistl 
" next preceding the day of election (not including Sunday) " 
and substituting therefor " commencing on the second Monday 
preceding election day and ending the Saturday of the same 
week," 80 that the paragraph when amended shall read as follows : 
" The said board of inspectors shall be in session at the city hall, 
or such other place as they shall designate, for the purpose of 
revising and correcting the check-lists, six days, commencing on 
the second Monday preceding election day and ending the Sat- 
urday of the same week, from nine A. m. to twelve m., and from 
two p. M. to five p. M., and on the evenings of the last three of 
said days from seven to nine o'clock, and on the day of election 
from eight a. m. until six o'clock p. m., and any person may then 
and there appear and be heard with regard to his right to be 
registered and to vote, and the said board may require the oath 
of such person so claiming the right to vote, and corroborating 
evidence, if not otherwise fully satisfied of the truth of his decla- 
ration. They may prescribe such regulations, and require the 
aid of such police, as shall secure order and the right of each man 
to be heard ; and there shall be no abridgment of the elective 
franchise, or other qualifications required than those now required 
by the laws of the state." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts Takes effect 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed, repeatof*' 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] clause. 



442 



Chapters 207, 208. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE AND EXTEND THE AUTHORITY OF THE BENNING 
TON WATER-WORKS COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Charter revived ; proviso. 

2. Amendment. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Cliarter re- 
vived; pro 
viso. 



Section 1. An act to incorporate the Bennington "Water- 
Works Company, passed the session of 1893 and approved March 
30, 1893, is hereby revived, provided, said corporation shall lay a 
main pipe of not less than six (6) inches in diameter from the 
source of supply to a point in the street in front of and near by 
the town hall in said Bennington, and shall furnish a supply of 
water sufficient for the entire village, and shall have the same 
completed to above mentioned point on or before December 20, 
1900, or this charter shall be void and of no effect. 
Amendment. Segt. 2. Amend Said act by striking out the last clause of 
section 6 of the same, the words of which are " and building 
operations shall be commenced within three years." 

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

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WALPOLE ELECTRIC LIGHT AND 
POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital; power to borrow and give 
mortgage. 

3. Powers. 

4. Eminent domain. 



Section 

5. Land damage appeals. 

6. First meeting; organization. 

7. Takes effect on passage; subject to 
repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That William H. Kiniry, Patrick E. Griffin, 
Charles J. O'Neil, John H. Hassett, of Walpole in the county of 
Cheshire, and Charles M. Blake, of Rockingham in the county 
of Windham and state of Vermont, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, be and they are hereby made a body politic and cor- 



1899.] Chapter 208. 443 

porate, by name of the Walpole Electric Light and Power Com- 
pany, for the purpose of generating, manufacturing, and sup- 
plying electricity for light, heat, and mechanical power, and 
furnishing the same in the town of Walpole aforesaid, in Alstead 
in said Cheshire, and in Laugdon in the county of Sullivan, 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 subject to all the liabilities incident 
to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of c^pit^i;.po'^- 
such number of shares of one hundred dollars each as may from and give 
time to time be determined by the directors, not exceeding in °^°^^^^^' 
the whole the sum of fifty thousand dollars. Said corporation 
may also borrow such sums of money, not to exceed one half of 
its capital stock then issued, as its stockholders may from time 
to time determine, and secure the same by such mortgage or 
mortgages of its franchise and property as they may direct. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered Powers, 
to establish and carry on in the said towns of Walpole and Al- 
stead and Langdon, the business of generating, manufacturing, 
producing, and supplying electricity for the purposes of light, 
heat, and mechanical power, and may also furnish and supply to 
those requiring it any surplus water-power it may have, and to 
these ends may purchase, build, erect, and maintain in said Wal- 
pole and Alstead and Langdon such suitable dams, canals, reser- 
voirs, and water-powers as may be necessary, and may distribute 
and supply electricity by metallic wires or by any other suitable 
means of transmitting the same upon poles erected, or in subter- 
ranean tubes or boxes placed in the public streets and highways 
in said towns, the consent of the selectmen of said towns being 
first obtained for that purpose, and then such location to be under 
the direction of said selectmen ; and may construct and maintain 
such suitable dams, canals, reservoirs, structures, or buildings, 
hold, purchase, lease, and acquire such real and personal prop- 
erty, rights and easements as may be necessary, and may sell, 
convey, and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is also authorized to enter upon and Eminent do- 
appropriate any dam sites on Cold river, with sufficient land for ™^"^* 
the proper and convenient use of such dam sites, within one mile 
of the iron bridge across Cold river in the village of Drewsville, 
which are not at the time of such taking in actual use as a water- 
power on said Cold river within the limits of said towns and the 
limits of said one mile as aforesaid, and to erect, keep, and main- 
tain such dams, buildings, structures, canals, and reservoirs, and 
to flow such land adjoining or adjacent to said Cold river within 
the one mile limit aforesaid, as its needs require ; provided, that 
if it shall become necessary for said corporation to exercise any 
of the rights of eminent domain hereby conferred upon it, and 
to take thereby to its uses any property of private owners, if said 
corporation shall not agree with such private owners for the 
damage thereby done to them, or the owners of the property so 



444 



Chapter 209. 



[1899. 



taken are unknown, said corporation may apply to the supreme 
court for the county of Cheshire 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 is now provided by law for the laying out of highways, 
and said commissioners shall lay out the same, determine the 
damages, and report to said court, and said court may issue ex- 
ecution accordingly. Provided, all rights of eminent domain 
hereby conferred shall terminate in five (5) years after the pas- 
sage of this act. 
Land-damage Sect. 5. The Same right of appeal from such award of dam- 
ages shall exist as in case of lands taken for highways by county 
commissioners. 

Sect. 6. Any two of the corporators named in this act may 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving or mailing a 
notice in writing to each of said corporators of the time and 
place of meeting, [and at said meeting] or any adjourned meeting 
thereof, or at any subsequent 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 necessary to carry into efiect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and the 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the 
public good requires. 

[Approved March 10, 1899.] 



appeals. 



First meet- 
ing ; organlz- 
ution. 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
subject to re- 
peal. 



CHAPTER 209. 

an act to incoepoeate the geeat council of new hampshire, 
ijMpeoved ordee of eed men. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Subordinate tribes; by laws, etc. 

3. Suits for subordinate tribes. 



Section 

4. Property. 

5. First meeting; organization. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That Lcvi N. Edwards, Edgar D. Seaver, Ervin 

constituted. ^ Hodsdon, J. Fred Emery, James F. Whitehead, Benjamin 

Herbert, George E. Smith, Thurston 0. Calley, Thomas C. Hen- 

nem, George D. Wheelock, John J. Donahue Pardon N. Dex- 



1899.] Chapter 209. 445 

ter, their associates and successors, be and they are hereby made 
a body politic and corporate, under the name of the Great 
Council of New Hampshire, Improved Order of Red Men, and 
by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend suits 
to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby are 
vested with all the powers, rights, privileges, and immunities 
which by law are incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. That said corporation may make and establish tribes f^besf ^by.*^ 
and councils in the several towns and cities of this state, which laws, etc. 
with the several tribes and councils now existing or organized 
shall be subordinate to this corporation, and for the government 
or control of such subordinates, as well as for the government 
of this corporation, any and all by-laws, rules, and regulations 
and provisions for election of officers, their tenure of office and 
manner of election as deemed necessary therefor, may be 
enacted or adopted by this corporation, provided they are not 
in conflict with the constitution or laws of this state. 

Sect. 3. For any indebtedness or obligation due or owins: to^uitsforsub- 
any subordinate tribe or council suit or action may be brought tribes. 
in the name of this corporation, and prosecuted and carried to 
final judgment and execution for the benefit of such subor- 
dinate. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to take and hold any Property, 
grant, donation, or bequest of property, as well as to purchase 
and hold any real estate in this state, for the use, benefit, and 
enjoyment of said corporation, provided such real estate so pur- 
chased shall not exceed the sum of $25,000 in value at any one 
time. 

Sect. 5. That Levi N. Edwards, Edgar D. Seaver, Ervin W. First meet- 
Hodsdon, J. Fred Emery, James F. Whitehead, or any three ofati^o'n?^^*"^^" 
them, be and hereby are empowered to call the first meeting of 
said corporation by giving written notice thereof to each of the 
aforenamed incorporators, mailed to their last place of abode 
ten days at least before said first meeting, and by publication in 
one newspaper in Manchester and one newspaper in Dover 
three weeks before said first meeting, stating the time and place 
of such meeting; that at said meeting, or some adjournment 
thereof, the by-laws, rules, and regulations aforesaid shall be 
adopted. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1899.] °° p^''^^"' 



446 Chapters 210, 211. [1899. 



CHAPTER 210. 

AN ACT TO SEVER A PART OF THE TOWN OF CANTERBURY FROM THE 
TOWN OF LOUDON FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Section I Section 

1. Former act repealed and land re- 2. Takes eflfect after passage, 
stored to Canterbury. I 

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

Former act SECTION 1. That chapter 153 of the Laws of 1872 is hereby 
land^estored repealed, and the property therein named, which was annexed 
bury.'^*^'^" to the town of Loudon for school purposes, is hereby disannexed 

and annexed to the town of Canterbury. 
Takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force after its 

after passage. „ 

passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT ANNEXING CERTAIN ISLANDS IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE TO 
THE TOWN OF MEREDITH. 

Section 1. Islands annexed to Meredith. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : .:ii-3 

Islands an- SECTION 1, That the three islands known as the "Beaver 
nexedtoMer-jg^^^^g^,, ^^^ ^^^^^ known as the "Three Mile Islands," and 

" Loon Island," so called, all situate in Lake Wiunipesaukee 
and immediately adjacent to the shore line of said lake in the 
town of Meredith, county of Belknap, be and are hereby an- 
nexed to said town. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapters 212, 213. 447 



CHAPTER 212. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF MATTHEW THORNTON, HIS HEIRS AND 

ASSIGNS. 

Section I Section 

1. Liability to maintain ferry released, j 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the heirs of Matthew Thornton, of Merri- Liability to 
rimack in the county of Hillsborough in said state, and those ^'^reie^aseaf^' 
holding his right, are hereby released from all liability to main- 
tain and keep open a ferry across the Merrimack river, between 
the towns of Litchfield and Merrimack. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 224 OF THE LAWS OF 1891, AU- 
THORIZING THE DOVER GAS-LIGHT COMPANY TO LEASE ITS PROP- 
ERTY. 

Section I Section 

1. Lease of property. | 3. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The first section of chapter 224 of the Laws of Lease of 
1891 is hereby amended by striking out the word " twenty " in the pi'operty. 
second line of said section and substituting therefor the words 
"ninety-nine," so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : " Section 1. The Dover Gas-Light Company is hereby 
authorized and empowered to lease, for a term not exceeding 
ninety-nine years, all the property of said company, both real and 
personal, upon first obtaining a vote of two thirds of its stock- 
holders therefor at a meeting of said company for that purpose 
duly called and holden." 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] onpassage. 



448 



Chapter 214. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT TO mCOKPOEATE THE KISTIGHTS OF PYTHIAS HOME OF NEW 

HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Property. 

3. Exemption from taxation. 



Section 

4. By-laws and regulations. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 

constituted. 



Property. 



Exemption 
from taxa- 
tion. 



By-laws and 
regulations. 

First meeting 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That Henry A. Farrington, Frank M. Beckford, 
Samuel B. Page, William E. Moore, and Chauncey B. Hoyt, 
their associates and successors, are hereby constituted a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the Knights of Pythias 
Home of Eew Hampshire, for the purpose of aiding and pro- 
viding for indigent and infirm Knights of Pythias, and the wid- 
ows and orphans of Knights of Pythias, with all the powers and 
privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have the power to take and 
hold by gift, grant, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any real or 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation being established solely for benevo- 
lent and charitable purposes, its property and funds shall be 
exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and regu- 
lations as they may deem expedient, not repugnant to law. 

Sect. 5. The five members named, or either of them, may 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving notice to each 
of the others in writing at least seven days prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take eflfect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] Chapter 215. 449 

CHAPTER 215. 
a:n^ act to incoepokate the howe library. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. By-laws, etc. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to amendment. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Emily H. Howe, Hiram Hitclicock, William corporation 
J. Tucker, Charles P. Chase, Charles F. Richardson, T. W. D. ^^'^^^^^^t^'^- 
Worthen, George Hitchcock, N, S. Huntington, John K. Lord, 
F. W. Davison, William T. Smith, N". A. Frost, L. B. Downing, 
S. P. Leeds, Henry J. Weston, E. J. Bartlett, P. R. Bugbee, all 
of Hanover, and Charles A. Young, of Princeton, ]^ew Jersey, 
and George W. Smith, of White River Junction, Vermont, be 
and they hereby are constituted a corporation by the name of 
the Howe Library, and they and such others as shall be duly 
elected members of said corporation at any meeting thereof, 
according to such by-laws as may be hereafter established, shall 
be and remain a body politic and corporate by said name and 
from the passage of this act, for the purpose of establishing and 
maintaining a public library in the village of Hanover, in the 
town of Hanover and county of Grafton, for the benefit of all 
the inhabitants of said town ; and said corporation are hereby 
vested with all the powers and privileges incident to corporations 
of like nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation by that name may sue and be sued, Powers, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
have power to take, acquire, and hold real and personal estate to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, by 
lease, purchase, donation, bequest, or otherwise ; and, said insti- 
tution being in the nature of a public charity, its property shall 
be exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and make By-iaws, etc. 
such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary for the 
government and general management of its affairs, and may 
determine the number, time, and manner of choosing its oflacers, 
prescribe and define their respective duties ; and it may from 
time to time alter, amend, and modify its by-laws, rules, and reg- 
ulations, as therein provided. 

Sect. 4. The first three persons named in section 1, or any pirst meet- 
two of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation by^°^- 
giving notice to each of the persons named in this act, by mail, 
five days prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter and amend this act when- subject to 

,1 1 i- ' 1 • amendment. 

ever the pubhc good requires. 

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

TA T^r l-l-I-.r-,/-,r^^ ^ ° On passagc. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 
u 



450 



Chapter 216. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 216. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EPPING WATER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Property; eminent domain; rights 
in streets. 

3. Damages. 

4. Capital; power to sell, mortgage, or 
lease. 



Section 

5. Contracts. 

6. Bonds and mortgages. 

7. First meeting; organization. 

8. Subject to repeal; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. Tliat Abram "W. Mitchell, Walter H. Stickney, 
constituted, j^-^^ g^ j^^^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^ g_ Goodrich, Charles W. San- 
born, Caleb F. Edgerly, John Q. Pike, George S. Thompson, 
George S. Rundlett, George S. Rundlett, Jr., Jenness S. Smith, 
George H. Macauley, George W. Tilton, Richard R. Morris, 
Augustus D. Brown, of Epping, and Arthur W. Dudley, of Brent- 
wood, all of the county of Rockingham, state of New Hampshire, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby constituted a 
body politic and corporate, by the name of the Epping Water 
Company, for the purpose of furnishing to the people of said 
Epping a supply of pure water for domestic and public purposes, 
in the extinguishment of fires and other public uses, with all the 
powers, liabilities, and privileges by law incident to corporations 
of a similar nature. 
Property; Sect. 2. Said Corporation shall liave the right to acquire, owu, 

main^^^igMs 01" hold, by lease or purchase, any and all property, both real and 
in streets, personal, that may be necessary or useful for the purpose of its 
business, and may take as for public uses any real estate or ease- 
ment in said town and in the town of ISTottingham, 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 the laying of pipes, and may erect and maintain 
all necessary dams and reservoirs, stand-pipes and hydrants, and 
all necessary buildings. It may lay its pipes through the land 
of persons and corporations and along the streets of said town, 
due regard being had for the safety of the public, having first 
obtained permission of the municipal officers of said town and 
under such regulations and restrictions as they may prescribe ; 
and it may do any other act or thing necessary, convenient, and 
proper to carry out the purpose of providing and maintaining a 
supply of water and distributing the same to the inhabitants of 
the town for the uses aforesaid, in accordance with the laws of 
the state of IN'ew Hampshire. 
Damages. Sect. 3. Said corporation shall pay all actual damages sus- 

tained by any person or corporation, in property, by taking of 
any land, right of way, water-course, water-right, or easement, 



1899.] Chapter 216. 451 

or by the erection of any dam, or by any other thing being done 
by said company under the authority of this act. In case, how- 
ever, said company shall not be able to agree with the owners 
thereof for the damages that may be done by said company, or 
the owners shall be unknown, either party may apply to the su- 
preme court, at a trial term in the county of Rockingham, to 
have the same assessed, and such proceedings shall be had as 
may be determined upon by said court, and execution shall issue 
accordingly, and in the determination of damages for property 
taken by the company either or both parties shall be entitled to 
a trial by jury. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said company shall not exceed capital; pow- 
($25,000) twenty-five thousand dollars, divided into shares of mortgage, or 
($100) one hundred dollars each. The amount thereof within ^^^^®- 
said limit shall be fixed by the corporators upon the organization 
of the company, and the same from time to time to be increased 
as determined by the stockholders, until all of said ($25,000) 
twenty-five thousand dollars has been issued. Said capital stock 
may be paid in cash, and no shares shall be issued until fully 
paid for. Said company shall have the right and power to sell, 
mortgage, or lease its franchise, rights, and properties to other 
corporations. 

Sect. 5. The said company is hereby authorized to contract contracts, 
with persons and corporations and with the said town of Epping 
for the use of water for hydrant or other service or both, for any 
of said purposes on such terms as may be agreed upon, and said 
town is hereby authorized to contract with said corporation for 
water for hydrant or other services for public uses and to raise 
the money to pay for the same in the same manner money is 
raised for other purposes. 

Sect. 6. The said company may issue its bonds for the ac- Bonds and 
complishment of any of the purposes for which it is incorporated, °^°^*^*^^^- 
at such rates and times and in such amounts as the stockholders 
may authorize, providing such bonds shall not be issued in 
amounts exceeding 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 franchise. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the corporators named in this act may First meet- 
call the first meeting of the company by giving a notice in per- a^fo'n?^^^^^^' 
son or writing to each of the corporators at least seven days be- 
fore the meeting, or by notice in some newspaper published in 
the county of Rockingham, at least fourteen days before said 
meeting, and at said meeting or at any subsequent meeting duly 
called, associates may be admitted and all proper oflicers chosen, 
and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed 
necessary to carry into efiect the business of the company. 

Sect. 8. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed when- subject to re- 
ever the public good requires, and shall take efiect upon its pas- ffis tflect 

sage. on passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



452 



Chapter 217. 



[1899. 



CHAPTER 217. 

AK ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWl^ OF PETERBOROUGH TO CON- 
STRUCT AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT FOR LIGHT- 
ING, HEAT, OR POWER PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Town may buy or take property of 
electric company ; powers of town. 

2. Choice of lighting commissioners. 

3. ProTisions relating to commission- 
ers. 



Section 

4. Town may borrow; notes or bonds. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Town may SECTION 1. Tliat the towii of Peterborough, in the county of 

proper/y^^f Hillsborough, be and hereby is authorized, for the purpose ot 
pSf powers lig^^ti"g its streets and public buildings, to take or purchase 
of town. franchises and property of the Peterborough Electric Light, 
Power, and Heat Company, including dynamos, batteries, wires, 
engines, boilers, and all other machinery, tools, and apparatus 
used in the manufacture, distribution, and operation of said elec- 
tric light works, and the land and buildings connected and used 
therewith ; and should said town and said electric light company 
be unable to agree upon what is a fair and equitable price for 
their said property, either party may apply to the supreme court 
for the county of Hillsborough, at a trial term thereof, for ap- 
praisal of the value of said property, rights, and franchises; and 
said court shall refer the question to three disinterested referees 
to be selected and appointed by a judge of said court for that 
purpose; and said board of referees shall, as soon as may be 
thereafter, fix a time for hearing said parties and their witnesses, 
and report their findings to the supreme court, which shall issue 
its decree thereon ; and provided, farther, that if either party shall 
elect a trial by jury, upon application to said court for said ref- 
erees, a trial by jury shall be had in such manner and under such 
regulations as said court may prescribe ; and after such purchase 
or taking the said town, for the purpose aforesaid, may erect and 
maintain poles and extend wires over or under the streets in said 
town, and may take, purchase, and hold in fee simple or other- 
wise any real or personal estate and any rights therein necessary 
for carrying into effect the purposes of this act; and may pur- 
chase, erect, construct, and maintain such machinery, dams, res- 
ervoirs, buildings, and other things as may be necessary for said 
electric light works, and to excavate and dig ditches in any high- 
way, place, square, pass-way or common, or other place, through 
which it may be deemed necessary and proper tc construct said 
electric light works, and to relay, change, and repair the same 
at pleasure, having due regard for the safety of its citizens and 
the public travel. 



1899.] Chapter 217. 453 

Sect. 2. For the more convenient management of said electric choice of 
plant, the said town may place the construction, management, m^ssiSf ers™" 
control, and direction thereof in a board of lighting commission- 
ers, to consist of three citizens of the town, said commissioners 
to be vested with such powers and duties relating to the con- 
struction, control, and management of the same as may from 
time to time be prescribed by said town. Their term of office 
shall be for three years and until their successors are elected and 
qualified. The first board of commissioners may be chosen by 
tlie legal voters of the town at the next or any subsequent annual 
meeting, or at any special meeting duly called for that purpose, 
and their successors shall be elected at each annual meeting 
thereafter ; provided, however, that of those first elected, the term 
of one shall expire at the tirst annual meeting after the first board 
is elected, one at the second annual meeting held thereafterwards, 
and one at the third annual meeting held thereafterwards, and 
after the first election one shall be elected for three years at each 
annual meeting, to till the occurring vacancy ; provided, also, that 
the term of service of the commissioners first elected shall be 
designated at the time of their election. Said commissioners 
may be appointed by the selectmen of said town if the town 
shall fail to elect, or if the town at any annual meeting vote to 
authorize and instruct the selectmen to make the appointment. 

Sect. 3. The compensation of such commissioners shall be prwisions re- 
fixed by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful discharge missfon^ers*.^" 
of their duties. They shall annually organize by choosing one 
of their number as chairman of their board, and another member 
as clerk of their board, who shall keep a proper record of their 
doings. Said board shall appoint a superintendent of the plant, 
and such other officers and agents as they may deem necessary ; 
and they shall farnish the town clerk certificate of their organi- 
zation and appointments, and the town clerk shall record the 
same in the records of the town. The commissioners shall fix 
the compensation of all officers and agents appointed by them, 
and all officers and agents shall be sworn to the faithful discharge 
of their duties. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in said board 
from any cause, the remaining members of the board shall cer- 
tify that fact to the selectmen of the town, who shall fill such 
vacancy temporarily by appointing a citizen of said town in writ- 
ing, which appointment shall be filed with the town clerk and 
recorded by him on the records of the town ; and the person so 
appointed shall hold the office until the next annual town meet- 
ing after his appointment, when the town shall elect a commis- 
sioner to fill out the unexpired term, if any, of the person whose 
office became vacant and was so temporarily filled by appoint- 
ment. Said commissioners shall annually make a report to the 
town, at the time other town officers report, of the condition of 
the lighting, heat, or power plant, financially and otherwise, 
showing the income from said plant, the funds belonging to their 
department, the expenses of maintenance and cost of plant and 
operating expenses, and such other facts and information as the 



454 



Chapter 218. 



[1899. 



Town may 
borrow; notes 
or bonds. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



town should have, which report shall be published each year in 
the annual report of said town. 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at any 
annual meeting, by a two-thirds' vote of those present and vot- 
ing, to raise by taxation and appropriate, or to borrow or hire, 
such sums of money on the credit of the town as may be deemed 
necessary and expedient for the purpose of defraying the ex- 
penses of purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water- 
rights, power, and all other rights and property as aforesaid, and 
for purchasing, constructing, maintaining, repairing, extending, 
enlarging, and operating said electric lighting, heat, or power 
plant, the indebtedness created under the provisions of this sec- 
tion not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars, and to issue notes or 
bonds of the town therefor in such amounts and denominations 
as may be thought proper, not exceeding in all the amount above 
stated ; said loan to be issued under the provisions of the " Mu- 
nicipal Bonds Act of 1895," the whole to mature and fall due 
not later than twenty years from its date, and not to bear inter- 
est at a rate exceeding four per cent per annum ; and said town 
may exempt such notes or bonds from taxation when held by 
inhabitants of the town, provided they shall be issued bearing 
interest at not exceeding three per cent per annum. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ALTON ELECTRIC LIGHT AND ROWER 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital; i^roperty; mortgage bonds. 

3. Powers. 

4. Distribution of electricity; contracts. 

5. May buy real estate. 



Section 

6. Electric wires. 

7. Damages. 

8. First meeting; organization. 

9. Subject to repeal; repealing clause; 
act takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. [That] John Collins, George S. Bassett, Lafayette 
Woodman, Moses W. Twombly, [of] Alton, and Emerson L. 
Saunders, of Gloucester, county of Essex, state of Massachusetts, 
their successors and assigns, be and they are hereby incorpor- 
ated and made a body pofitic and corporate by the name of the 
Alton Electric Light and Power Company, to be located in Alton 
in this state, with authority, powers, and privileges, and subject 
to the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 



1899.] Chapter 218. 455 

Sect. 2. Tlie capital stock of said corporation shall be ten capital; prop- 
thousand dollars, but may be increased by vote of the stock- |age bonds, 
holders to not more than twenty-five thousand dollars. It may 
acquire and hold real and personal estate necessary and conven- 
ient for carrying out the provisions of this act, and it may issue 
bonds and other obligations, secured by a mortgage of its fran- 
chise and other property, to carry out the purposes for which it 
is created, in amount not exceeding one half of its capital stock. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall have power and authority to Powers, 
manufacture, manage, operate, and deal in meters, motors, ma- 
chinery, and appliances connected with, incident to the use of, 
and convenient for producing, developing, measuring, and util- 
izing electricity and electrical agencies for lighting, heating, and 
mechanical purposes. 

Sect. 4, This corporation shall have power and authority to Distribution 
distribute electricity through said town of Alton, may regulate contracts.^ ^' 
the use of same, and fix and collect rents to be paid for the same. 
Said tow^i is hereby authorized to contract with said corporation 
for electricity for public uses on such terms as the parties may 
agree, and to raise money therefor in the same manner as other 
town charges. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have power and authority to May buy real 
take and hold by purchase any real estate necessary or conven- 
ient for carrying out the purposes for which this corporation is 
created. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may erect poles and place wires for Electric 
the transmission of electricity, or may lay the same in subterra-^^^^^^' 
nean pipes, through or over the land of any persons or corpora- 
tions, and under any railroad or private way, and, having first 
obtained the permission of the municipal officers of either of 
said towns, and under such restrictions and regulations as they 
may prescribe, along the streets and ways of said town ; and it 
may enter upon and dig up any such real estate, street, or way 
for the purposes aforesaid. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall pay all damages sustained by Damages, 
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 ; provided, that if it shall be 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any private property or 
easement therein, and said corporation shall not agree with the 
owners thereof on the damage that may be done by said corpor- 
ation, or such owners shall be unknown, either party may apply 
to the supreme court, at a trial term in the county of Belknap, to 
have the same laid out and damages determined ; and the said 
court shall refer the same to the county commissioners, who 
shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof 
in the same manner as is now provided by law for laying out 
highways, and said commissioners shall make a report to said 
court, and they may issue execution accordingly. If either party 
shall desire, upon application to said court before such reference, 



456 



Chapter 219. 



[1899. 



they shall be entitled to a trial by jury in such manner and under 
such regulations as said court may prescribe. 
First meet- Sect. 8. Any person named in this act may call the first 
ing; organiz- meeting of the corporation by personal notice to all the grantees 
or by posting notice in two or more public places in said town 
at least twelve 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 deemed necessary may be chosen. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require the same ; and all acts 



Subject to re 
peal; repeal- 
ing clause ; 

effecf on pas- inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall 

sage. 



take efifect on its passage. 
[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 219. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CONVENTION TO 
RAISE MONEY FOR THE BUILDING OF COURT HOUSES. 



Section 
1. Appropriation for court house author- 
ized ; bonds. 



Section 

2. Eminent domain. 

3. Takes effect on passag 



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



Appropria- 
tion for court- 
house author- 
ized; bonds. 



Eminent do- 
main. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The county convention for Hillsborough county 
for the years 1899 and 1900 is authorized to vote a sum of 
money, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, for the 
purchase of land and the erection of a court house either in 
l^ashua or Manchester, and to empower the county commission- 
ers of said county, together with such committee as said county 
convention may appoint, to borrow a sufiicient sum of money 
for such purpose, and to issue the bonds of the county therefor, 
in such denominations and at such rate of interest, not exceeding 
four per cent per annum, payable at such time and place, as they 
may determine. 

Sect. 2. Whenever said committee, appointed by said county 
convention for such purpose, cannot obtain suitable lands for the 
erection of said court houses by contract for a reasonable price, 
any lands so required for said use may be taken, the damages 
assessed, and the same remedies and proceedings had as in the 
case of laying out of highways ; provided, hoivever, th&t the venue 
of said actions shall be in such county as the supreme court for 
the county of Hillsborough shall determine. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



1899.] 



Chapters 220, 221. 



457 



CHAPTER 220. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OE SECTION 2 OF AN ACT IN AMENDMENT 
OF THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE MANCHESTER CHIL- 
DREN'S HO]VIE, APPROVED FEBRUARY 25, 1897. 



Section 
1. Exemption from taxation authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The second section of an act entitled, " An act in Exemption 
amendment of the articles of association of the Manchester J;jOm^ta^ation 
Children's Home," approved February 25, 1897, is hereby 
amended by adding to it the following : " And the city of Man- 
chester is hereby authorized to exempt the property of said cor- 
poration from taxation for such term of years as it may deem 
proper," so that said section as amended shall read : " tSect. 2. 
The object of this corporation shall be to provide and maintain 
in said Manchester a home for indigent and neglected Protestant 
children, to provide suitable care and instruction for said chil- 
dren, and to otherwise promote their welfare; and the city of 
Manchester is hereby authorized to exempt the property of said 
corporation from taxation for such term of years as it may deem 
proper." 

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

[Approved March 11, 1899.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 221. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 184 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1897, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DALTON POWER 
COMPANY." 



Section 
1. Limit of capital changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



section 4 of said act by striking out the ^ . .^ ^ 

- -^ - ° - Limit of capi- 

One tal changed. 



Section 1. Amend 
word " forty " in the second line and inserting the words 
hundred and fifty " in place thereof; and by striking out the 
word " forty " in the sixth line of said section and inserting in 



458 



Chapter 222. 



[1899. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



lieu thereof the words " one hundred and fifty," so that said 
section when amended shall read as follows : " The capital stock 
of said corporation shall not exceed the sum of one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dol- 
lars 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 one hundred and 
fifty 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 pur- 
chase 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. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



CHAPTER 222. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ALTON & GILMANTON ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; powers. 

2. Capital; bonds and other indebted- 
ness. 

3. Location over higliways. 

4. Location over private lands. 

5. Powers of selectmen. 

6. Further power of selectmen; appeals 
from their decision. 



Section 

7. Taking up and alteration of highways 
occupied by railway. 

8. Duties and liabilities of corporation. 

9. Corporation subject to provisions of 
general laws. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



Corporation 
constituted; 
powers. 



Section 1. That William R. Clough, John Collins, Lafayette 
"Woodman, Laban G. Welch, George H. Demerritt, Ellsworth H. 
Rollins, George S. Bassett, their associates, successors, and as- 
signs, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Alton 
& Gilmanton Electric Railway Company, with power to con- 
struct, maintain, and operate a railway, with convenient sidings, 
turnouts, and switches, from some convenient point in the vil- 
lage of Alton or Alton Bay, in the town of Alton, to some con- 



1899.] Chapter 222. 459 

venient point in the town of Gilmanton ; and may also construct 
and maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, 
engines, electric and other machinery for the generation of 
electricity or other motive power, except steam, for the opera- 
tion of said railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital; 
ceed fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of a other indebt- 
par value of one hundred dollars each ; but said company may ^'^^®^^- 
issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only as may be 
necessary to construct and equip said railway, including the 
amount required to provide motive power for the operation 
thereof; and its bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time 
exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. The 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time 
to time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the 
provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of Location 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- wlys. ^^ 
men of the town in which said portions of highways or streets 
may be. The selectmen of said towns respectively, upon pe- 
tition of the directors of said railway for a location of its tracks 
on or over any public highway upon the line of said route, shall 
give notice by publication to all parties interested of the time 
and place at which they will consider said petition for location 
in the public highways of said town ; and, after a public hearing 
of all persons interested, they may make an order granting the 
same, or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and upon 
such conditions as they may deem the interests of the public 
require ; and the location thus granted shall be deemed to be 
the true location of the tracks of said railway. But upon pe- 
tition of any party interested, and after a public hearing of all 
parties, the same may be changed at any time to other parts of 
the same highway or street by subsequent order of said select- 
men or their successors in office, if in their judgment the pub- 
lic good requires such change ; but, if such order is made after 
the construction of said railway on the original location, an ap- 
peal therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board 
of railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final; and 
the expense of making such change in location shall be appor- 
tioned by the board of railroad commissioners between the 
railway and the town, as such board may deem just. The select- 
men of said towns shall assess damages to abutters, subject to 
the right of appeal, in the same manner as now provided by 
laAV in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a P^^l'lic Jo^atwn^over 
highway shall be laid out, located, and the location changed 
under the provisions of chapter 168 of the Public Statutes ; and 
said railway corporation, and all persons whose property shall 
be taken for its use, shall have respectively all the rights and 
privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and lia- 
bilities contained in said chapter. 



460 



Chapter 222. 



[1899. 



decision. 



Powers of Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- 

way shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have exclusive 
and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, 
and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to discon- 
tinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any highway, 
whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of the 
public requires such discontinuance, without incurring any liabil- 
ity therefor; and from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Further pow- Sect. 6. The Selectmen of the towns throuo-h which said 

GfS Ox St*lf*Ot— ^ 

men; appeals railway shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and 
from their j^-^^^ ^^ materials to be used in the construction of said railway 
within their said towns, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion of said railway occupying the public highways in their 
respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operat- 
ing said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, 
switches, and turnouts within any highway in their respective 
towns, as the interest or convenience of the public may require ; 
and all designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or 
established, and all locations made by selectmen shall be forth- 
with recorded in the records of said respective towns. The rail- 
way company, or any person interested, may at any time appeal 
from such designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made 
and established to the board of railroad commissioners, who 
shall upon notice hear the parties and finally determine the 
questions raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up 
and repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter high- 
ways as authorized by law, without incurring any liability there- 
for to said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the re- 
spective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface 
material of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its 
tracks, and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the 
highway for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion 
of the highway so occupied by its tracks ; and shall be liable for 
any damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ 
may sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or mis- 
conduct of its agents and servants in the construction, manage- 
ment, or use of its tracks. 
Corporation Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
visions of^^°' provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the pro- 
generaiiaws. yisious herein. 

Firstmeeting. Segt. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take efifect on its passage, but shall 

be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- 

and ready for operation within two years from its 

years. passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



Taking up 
and altera- 
tion of high- 
ways occu- 
pied by rail- 
way. 

Duties and li 
abilities of 
corporation. 



Takes effect 

on passage; 

void as to 

parts not built ^frM r>+Pfl 

wlthiatwo SLiLicieu 



1899.] Chapter 223. 461 



CHAPTEK 223. 

AN ACT EEVIVrN^G THE CHARTEE OF THE CONCORD SAFE DEPOSIT 
AND TRUST COIVIPANY, APPROVED MARCH 25, 1891. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter revired. 2. Takes effect from passage; no charter 

I fee required. 

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

Section 1. An act entitled "An act to incorporate the Con- charter re- 
cord Safe Deposit & Trust Company," approved March 25, 1891/^'^®'^* 
is hereby revived and continued in force as fully and completely, 
to all intents and purposes, as if the same were incorporated at 
the present time. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes efEect 
after its passage, and the provisions of section 5, chapter 14 of noSiarte^rTe^e 
the Public Statutes, shall not apply thereto. required. 

[Approved March 11, 1899.] 



STATE OF NEW^HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of the State Reportee, May 17, 1899. 

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. 



N D EIX 



TO 



PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1899. 



Page. 

Abatement of common nuisance 322 

Account of aid to those in quarantine 336 

Industrial School 280 

judges' expenses 303 

New Hampshire Horticulture Society 299 

Peterborough lighting commissioners 453 

public printer 275 

secretary of state 338 

state liquor agents 309 

state treasurer (Spanish War) 275 

town liquor agents 311 

Woodsville Fire District 428 

Action against railroad for injury to trespasser 316 

against an administrator, limitation of 246 

Adjutant-general, certain acts ratified 275 

Administrators, exhibition of claims 246 

limitation of suits 246 

extension of commissioner's hearings 247 

Adulterated butter, enforcement of laws against 297 

Adulteration of candy, punishment for 262 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

spirituous liquor a 309, 311 

Advancement of anatomical and surgical science, disposition 

of bodies for 251 

Agents for sale of liquor. See Spirituous Liquor. 
Agriculture, See State Board of Agriculture. 

Aides-de-camp to be from four to eight in number 254 

Alton may contract with Alton Electric Light & Power Co.. 455 

& Gilmanton Electric Eailway Co., charter 458 

Electric Light & Power Co., charter 454 

Amendments, See Public Statutes amended and Session Laws amended. 

American Manufacturing Co., charter amended 433 

Typographic Co., charter amended 433 

Amory Mills, charter amended 418 

Amoskeag Bank, charter extended 399 

Anatomical science, amendment of laws for advancement of... 251 

Animals pursued or injured by dogs, punishment of owner of dog 263 

467 



468 ' Index. [1899. 

Apportionment of representatives to the general court 339 

state taxes 285 

Appropriation by town for decorating- soldiers' graves 270 

free hospital bed 252 

highways 264 

collection of 334 

for bond of state treasurer 364 

buoys in Squam lake 354 

Winnippsaukee lake 355 

footbridge to Endicott Rock 351 

highways, See Highways. 

indexing records in secretary of state's office 349 

lighthouse in Sunapee lake 353 

Winnipesaukee lake 354 

Paris Exposition commission 364 

repairs in state house 363 

prison 320 

schools 319 

screening certain lakes 362 

state highway 330 

pay to soldiers in Spanish War 365 

prison 320 

supreme court for publication of opinions.. 362 

Valentine Smith scholarships 277 

vaults in state offices 363 

in favor of Benjamin Billsbo rough 367 

C. G. Blanchard 361 

Charles B. Bodwell 366 

Henry E. Brock 367 

Walter F. Buck 367 

Charles E. Buzzell 366, 367 

Harry B. Cilley 367 

City hospital of Boston 346 

Silas G. Clifford 343 

John E. Coffin 367 

"Concord Monitor" 367 

Cottage hospital of Claremont 346 

of Exeter 346 

of Laconia 346 

Daniels & Downs 367 

Dartmouth College 355 

Arthur G. Decatur 366 

Willis T. Dodge 367 

Edson C. Eastman 367 

Elliot hospital of Keene 346 

of Manchester 346 

James F. Estes 366 

Stephen S. Ford 367 

G. W. Fowler 367 

* Van B. Glazier 366 

Ralph W. Gordon 343 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission... 349 

Andy Holt 366 

Thomas R. Holt's widow 350 

Hospital Notre Dame de Lourdes of 

Manchester 346 

Hospital of the Sacred Heart of 

Manchester 346 

Edwin P. Hunt 366 

Charles T. Huntoon 366 

Industrial School 348 

Horace L. Ingalls 367 

Fred I. Irwin 367 

George W. Johnson 366 

I. Eugene Keeler 367 



1899.] 



Index. 469 



Ai)propriation in favor of "Keene Sentinel" 367 

Josephine C. Larkin 367 

Fred Leighton 367 

E. I. Littlefield 367 

John W. Lowrey 367 

Margaret Pillsbury hospital 346 

H. H. Metcalf 367 

John E. Miller 367 

Lotie I. Minard 352 

"Mirror and American" 367 

Susie B. Morrison 367 

Edward M. Nason 367 

New Hampshire: 

Asylum for the Insane 346 

Board of Registration in Dentistry 367 
College of Agriculture and the 

Mechanic Arts 351 

Democratic Press Association 367 

Horticulture Society 299 

Soldiers' Home 350 

John W. Odlin 343 

Joab N. Patterson 366 

Charles Pearson 347 

H. C. Pearsons 367 

Martin L. Piper 366 

George A. Place 367 

Edward Plummer 343 

Fred E. Richardson 343 

Joseph E. Robins 366 

A. H. Robinson 367 

Lyman Rollins 366 

Charles D. Eowe 366 

George H. Saltmarsh 367 

W. J. Shannessy 367 

Horace B. Sherburn 367 

Silsby & Son 367 

Joseph T. Slattery 352 

State Normal School 366 

Henry B. Stearns 367 

Horace B. Stearns 367 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 367 

Herbert J. Stowell 366 

Louis A. Thoi-pe 366 

W. H. Topping 367 

Charles W. Torr 366 

Lena J. Welch 367 

Solomon B. West 367 

John H. Willev 343 

J. H. Willoughby 343 

Woman's hospital of Concord 346 

Ernest S. Woodaman 366, 367 

John Woodward 366 

Charles C. Wright 367 

Assessment of state tax for 1900 and 1901 337 

apportionment for 285 

Association, See Building and Loan Association. 
Asj'lum, See New Hampshire Asykim for the Insane. 

Attachment, exemjition of certain money due firemen 301 

insurance on exempted property.... 263 

Attorney, not liable for sheriff's fees 258 

Attorney-general may file information against common nuisance 322 

Auditors of public printing 275 

Aureolus, protection of 267 

in Pleasant pond (New London) 272 



470 Index. [1899. 

Bank charters, Amcskeag' Bank, extended 399 

Citizens' Institution for Savings 422 

Hillsborongh Count j^ vSavings Bank 397 

Mascoma Savings Bank 371 

commissioners, duties with respect to verification 312 

number of reports to be printed 274 

gnaranty fund 314 

investments permitted 315 

trial balance of deposit ledgers 312 

verification of deposit books 312 

Barytes not to be used in making candy 262 

Bass, protection of 259, 267, 331 

Beach birds, protection of 267 

Beaver islands annexed to Meredith 446 

Bed in hospital, town or city may appropriate for 252 

Belknap county, apportionment of ta:xes 286 

names changed by probate court 341 

terms of supreme court 337 

Benningix3n Water-Works Company, charter revived and 

amended 442 

Bill fish, protection of 259 

Billsborough, Benjamin, appropriation in favor of 367 

Births, fees for record and return 248 

monthly reports to state registrar 255 

Black bass, protection of 259, 331 

Blanchard, C. G., appropriation in favor of 361 

Blind persons, state aid to , 335 

Board of agriculture. See State Board of Agriculture. 

charities and corrections, See State Board of Charities 

and Corrections, 
health. See Health, State Board of Health, 
registration in dentistrj^ See State Board of Eegis- 
tration in Dentistry. 

Boats, certain private, to carry lights 323 

rules and regulations for 323 

electric, naphtha, gasoline, or steam 294 

engineer and pilot to be examined and licensed 294 

inspection and license of 294 

not to carry more passengers than certificate allows.... 295 

punishment of certain offenses relating to 295 

revocation of license 294 

Bodies, embalming of, regulated 317 

transportation of 317 

use of, for advancement of science 251 

Bodwell, Charles B., appropriation in favor of 366 

Bond of state treasurer, appropriation for purchasing 364 

Boscawen may appropriate for marking historical places 377 

Boston & Maine Eailroad, to make Manchester a billing station 414 

Bridges, repair of 264 

Brock, Henry E., appropriation in favor of 367 

Brook trout, protection of .260, 262, 267, 268, 272 

Buck, Walter F., appropriation in favor of 367 

Building and Loan associations, choice of officers 313 

record of investments 313 

semi-annual examination 313 

verification of due books 312 

violation of act, how punished 313 

obstructing highway, punishment for 297 

removal of 297 

cornice or projection when not 297 

Burglar's tools, punishment for making, mending, or possessing 248 

Burial of unclaimed bodies 251 

Butter, adulterated, state board of agriculture to enforce laws 

against 297 

Buzzell, Charles E., appropriations in favor of 366, 367 



1899.] 



Index. 471 



Candy, adulteration of, prohibited 262 

punishment for 262 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

Canterbury, land annexed to, for school purposes 446 

Cars of street railways to have platforms enclosed 305 

Caribou, protection of 266, 267 

punishment of owner of dog which pursues or injures 263 

Carriages, taxation of 333 

width of wheel rims regulated 331 

Carroll county, appc rtionment of taxes 287 

names changed by probate court 341 

Carts, width of wheel rims regulated 331 

Carter's Notch, protection of trout in certain brooks 262 

Cemetery funds held by town or city, disposition of 276 

Certificate for employment of child 324 

of license of boat 294 

qualification as dentist, fees of 327 

engineer or pilot of boat 295 

plumber 292 

school teacher 253 

Cession of land in General Miller park for signal station 

authorized -. 281 

Chaplain of state prison, appropriation for salary of 320 

Charters of corporations and amendments thereto. Bee Coi^orations. 

Chastity, offenses against 270 

Cheese, imitation, state board of agriculture to enforce laws 

against 297 

Cheshire county, apportionment of taxes 288 

names changed by probate court 342 

Children, employment of 306, 324 

feeble-minded, state aid to 335 

Christmas Day declared a holiday 253 

when falls Sunday, next day to be observed. . . . 252 

Cilley, Harry B., appropriation in favor of 367 

Citizens' Institution for Savings, charter 422 

City, Bee also Town. 

clerk, fees of 248 

appointment of deputy 330 

hospital of Boston, appropriation in favor of 346 

jurors, how drawn in 336 

mayor or solicitor or marshal may petition at city's expense 

against common nuisance 322 

may appropriate for free hospital bed 252 

to reimburse county for expense of filling place of exempt 

or unfit juror 336 

of Manchester, charter amended 441 

may appropriate for armory 376 

celebrating Inde- 
pendence Day . . 393 
may exempt Manchester Children's Home 

from taxation 457 

to be reimbursed for transportation of 

soldiers 369 

wards changed 419 

of Nashua, charter amended 370 

may exempt Nashua Hospital Association 

from taxation 400 

of Portsmouth, charter amended 395 

w^ater contracts authorized 440 

extension of water-works 439 

state and county tax reduced 412 

of Eochester may borrow for schoolhouse 403 

Claremont authorized to establish water- works 404 

Street Eailway Co., charter 378 

Clerk of city or town, appointment of deputy 330 



472 Index. [1899. 

Clerk of city or town, fees of '. 248 

to report monthly to state reg-istrar 255 

to send copy of death record to clerk of 

burial town 255 

Claims against administrators, exhibition of 246 

extension of commissioner's 

hearings 247 

limitation of suits on 246 

Clifford, Silas G., appropriation in favor of 343 

Coaches, width of wheel rims regulated 331 

Coffin, John E., appropriation in favor of 367 

Collection of state tax for 1900 and 1901 337 

highway taxes to be made by collector 334 

College, agricultural. See New Hampshire College of Agriculture. 

Dartmouth, appropriation in favor of 355 

Colors of New Hampshire regiments, protection of 361 

Commander-in-chief, number of aides-de-camp on staff of 245 

Commission of pharmacy and practical chemistry, compen- 
sation of 304 

respecting state support and control of dependent 

insane 360 

to represent the state at the Paris exposition.... 364 

Commissioner's hearings on insolvent estate 247 

Commitment to jail or house of correction 249 

Committee rooms in state house, appropriation for 363 

Compensation of public printer 273 

Complainant not entitled to share of fine or penalty 268 

Concord & Montreal Railroad may build branch to Milford 413 

may buy Manchester & North 

Weare Eailroad 414 

may increase capital stock and 

bonds 414 

Monitor, appropriation in favor of 367 

Safe Deposit & Trust Co., charter revived 461 

Confectionery, adulteration of, prohibited 262 

punishment for 262 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

Congregational Society in Stratham, charter amended 430 

Connecticut lake, appropriations for screens 362 

Constitutional convention, vote to be taken on expediency of 

calling 345 

Convention to revise the constitution, vote to be taken on expe- 

Qiency of calling 345 

Conveyance of land by married vpomen 254 

by husband to wife or wife to husband. . . . 254 

Coos county, apportionment of taxes 290 

names changed by probate court 343 

& Essex Water Company, charter 430 

Cornices, when not obstructions of highway 297 

Corporations (See Bank, City, District, Electric, Fire District, 
Fire Precinct, Insurance Company, Railroad, School Dis- 
trict, Street Railwajr, Town) : 

Standing financial committees of Friends are corporations 250 

Alton Electric Light & Power Co., charter 454 

& Gilmanton Electric Railway Co., charter 458 

American Manufacturing Co., charter amended 433 

Typographic Co., charter amended 433 

Amory Mills, charter amended 418 

Amoskeag Bank, charter extended 399 

Bennington Water-Works Co., charter revived and amended 442 
Boston & Maine Railroad, to make Manchester a billing 

station 414 

Citizens' Institution for Savings, charter 422 

Claremont Street Railway Co., charter 378 



1899.] Index. 473 

Corporations (Continued) : 

Concord A" Montreal Eailroad may build branch, increase 

capital and bonds 413, 414 

Concord Safe Deposit & Trust Co., charter revived 461 

Congregational Society in Stratham, charter amended 430 

Coos & Essex Water Co., charter 430 

Dalton Power Co., charter amended 457 

Derry & Pelhfim Electric Kailway Co., charter 373 

Dover Gas-Light Co., lease authorized 447 

Home for Aged Women, name changed to Wentworth 

Home for the Aged 425 

Epping Water Co., charter 450 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Ilailway Co., charter 390 
Exeter Street Eailway Co. may sell out to Exeter, Hampton 

& Amesbury Street Eailway Co 390, 391 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Eailway Co., charter 381 

Great Council of New Hampshire, Imj)roved Order of Eed 

Men, charter 444 

Kampstead High School, trustees of, charter amended .... 403 
Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co. may sell out to 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co 390, 391 

Hillsborough County Savings Bank, charter 397 

Hooksett Aqueduct Co. of Hooksett, charter 435 

Howe Library, charter 449 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., charter 409 

John G. Foster Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Eepublic, 

charter 397 

Keene Electric Eailway Co., charter amended 412 

Knights of Pythias Home of New Hampshire, charter 448 

Lake Village Freewill Baptist Society, name changed to 

Park-Street Free Baptist Society 376 

Manchester Children's Home may be exempted, from tax- 
ation 457 

Street Eailway may extend line to GofFstown.. 401 

Mascoma Savings Bank, charter 371 

Masonic Building Association of Manchester, charter revived 408 

Temple Association of Laconia may issue bonds.. 401 

Meredith & Ossipee Electric Eailway Co., charter 384 

Milford & Manchester Eailroad, charter 414 

Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Eailway Co., charter 387 

Moosilauke Eailroad, charter amended 424 

Nashua Hospital Association may be exempted from tax- 
ation 400 

Nathaniel Weare Association, charter 435 

New Hampshii-e Conference Seminary and Female College, 

charter amended 396 

State Firemen's Association, charter 424 

North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge Eailroad, charter amended 400 

Park-Street Free Baptist Society 376 

Peterborough Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., Peterbor- 
ough may take or purchase propei'ty 452 

Eockingham Electric Co. maj^ sell out to Exeter, Hampton 

& Amesbury Street Eailwaj^ Co 391 

Sawyer Woolen Co., charter 394 

Mills, assets may be sold to Sawyer 

Woolen Co 394 

Second Congregational Church of Ossipee, charter 426 

South Wolfeborough P.lanket & Flannel Co., name changed 

to Wolfeborough Woolen Mills 389 

Suncook Water-Works Co.. charter amended 418 

Troy Granite Eailway, charter 406 

Water & Improvement Co., charter 415 

Walpole Electric Lig-ht & Power Co., charter 442 

Wentworth Home for the Aged 425 

Wolfeborough Woolen Mills 389 

Costs in police court, compensation of special justice taxable as 283 



474 Index. [1899. 

Cottage hospital of Claremont, appropriation in favor of 34S 

Exeter, appro jjriation in favor of 346 

Laeonia, appropriation in favor of 346 

Councils of city may appoint deputy city clerk 330 

County, bonds of. See Hillsborough county, Eockingham county. 

farm buildings, as houses of correction 249 

superintendent's powers in such case.. 24& 

houses of correction, what are 249 

superintendent of 249 

commitment to 249' 

jail, as house of correction 249 

names changed by probate courts 340 

salaries, See Hillsborough county. 

solicitor may inform, against common nuisance 322^ 

tax abated, See Rockingham county. 

terms of probate court. See Grafton county, Rockingham, 
county, 
supreme coiirt. See Belknap county, Grafton county, 
Strafford county, 
to be repaid by town for expense of filling place of 

exempt or unfit juror 33& 

Coupons in connection with sales 298 

Court, See General Court, Police Court, Probate Court, Supreme Court. 

Crossings of railroad, warning signs at 285 

Curtesy may be released by minor 254 

Dalton Power Company, charter amended 457 

Daniels & Downs, appropriation in favor of 367 

Dartmouth College, appropriation in favor of 355 

Deaf and dumb persons, state aid to 335 

Deaths, fees for record and return of 248- 

monthly reports to state registrar 255 

copy of record for clerk of town of burial 255 

Decatur, Arthur G., appropriation in favor of 366 

Decoration of soldiers' and sailors' graves, town may appropri- 
ate for 270 

Day declared a holiday 251 

when falls Sunday, next day to be observed 252 

Deer, protection of 260, 263, 266, 267 

transportation of 267 

Dentistry, fees for certificate of qualification 327 

Dependent insane, investigation of state support and control... 360 

Deputy town or city clerk, appointment of 330 

Derry & Pelham Electric Railway Company, charter 373 

Director of trust company, non-attendance of 253 

Dimond ponds (Stewartstown), protection of square-tail trout in 259 
District, See Fire Di.'trict, School District. 

senatorial, limits of Nos. 18 and 20 33S 

village, annual meeting of 282 

Dodge, Willis T., appropriation in favor of 367 

Dogs, hunting with 266 

pursuing or injuring animals, punishment of ow^ner 263 

Dorchester excepted from act protecting wild deer 260 

Dover Gas-Light Company, lease authorized 447 

Home for Aged Women, name changed to Wentworth 

Home for the Aged 425 

Dower may be released by minor 254 

Drainage, regulations respecting 293 

Ducks, amendment of laAvs respecting 267 

Eagles, protection of 279 

Eastman, Edson C, appropriation in favor of 367 

Election day (biennial) declared a holiday 25t 



1899.] 



Index. 475 



Election, voter removing from one ward to another may vote in 

former ^^'^ 

Electric boats, Sec Boats. 

private, to carry lights 323 

rules and regulations respecting 323 

Electric companies (See Street Railways): 

Alton Electric Light & Power Co., charter 454 

Dalton Power Co., charter amended 457 

Peterborough Electric Light, Power & Heat Co 453 

Rockingham Electric Co 391 

Walpole Electric Light & Power Co., charter 442 

Elliot hospital of Keene, appropriation in favor of 346 

Manchester, appropriation in favor of 346 

Ellis river, protection of trout in tributaries 263 

Embalming regulated 317 

examination and license 317 

Employment of children 324 

Encroachment on highway, punishment for 297 

removal of obstruction 397 

cornices and projections. 397 

Endicott Rock, appropriation for footbridge to 351 

Epping may contract with Epping Water Co 451 

Water Co., charter 450 

Estates of persons deceased, exhibition of claims against 346 

limitation of suits against 246 

extension of commissioner's hear- 
ings 347 

Estes, James F., appropriation in favor of 366 

Evidence of husband or wife in the other's case 276 

to prove regulations of state board of health 296 

Examination of biiilding and loan association's due books 312 

embalmers 317 

plumbers 293 

savings bank's deposit books 313 

school teachers 253 

Exchange of property, trading stamps not to be given on 298 

Execution may be levied on real estate by sale 314 

Executors, See Administrators. 

Exemption from attachment of certain money due firemen 301 

insurance on exempted property 263 
taxation may be granted to Manchester Chil- 
dren's Home 457 

taxation may be granted to Nashua Hospital 

Association 400 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co., charter 390 

Exeter Street Railway Co. may sell out to Exeter, Hampton & 

Amesbury Street" Railway Co 390, 391 

Exhibition of claims against administrators 246 

Expenses in serving process, attorney not liable for 258 

plaintiff liable for 258 

Extension of commissioner's hearings 347 

Fast Day declared a legal holiday 251 

Feeble-minded children, state aid to . 335 

persons, investigation of state support and control 360 

Fees for serving process, attorney not liable for 258 

plaintiff liable for 358 

of town clerks 348 

Felloes of wheels, width regulated 331 

Ferry across Merrimack, heirs of Matthew Thornton released 

from liability to maintain 447 

Fines under fish and game laws, disposition of 250 

complainants not entitled to share of, except city or town 

prosecuting for violation of liquor laws 268 



476 Index. [1899. 

Fire districts of Fitzwilliam, contracts authorized 416 

Hooksett, contracts authorized 436 

Marlborough, contracts authorized 416 

Strafford, contracts authorized 432 

Trey, contracts authorized 416 

Whiteiield Village, powers extended 438 

Woodsville, powers, eic 427 

insurance company may insure only through resident agent 326 
may reinsure only if authorized to 

insure 326 

may reinsure only if reinsured com- 

jDany is authorized to insure 326 

must allow commissioner to inspect 

books and records 326 

must furnish information to com- 
missioner 327 

rates may be fixed by insurance com- 
missioner 325 

punishable for refusal to insure at 

rates fixed 323 

Firemen, money due from New Hampshire State Firemen's 

Association exempt from attachment 301 

Firemen's Relief Fund 301 

First Connecticut lake, appropriation for screens 362 

First Eegiment New Hampshire Volunteers: 

Appropriations to hospitals for care of 346 

History of 254 

State pay to 365 

State pay to, exempt from trustee process 365 

Fish and game: 

Aureolus, protection of , 267, 272 

Bass, protection of 259, 267, 331 

Beach birds, protection of 267 

Bill fish, protection of 259 

Caribou, protection of 263, 266, 267 

L/ommissioners, powers of 250 

Commissioners to screen certain lakes 362 

Deer, protection of 260, 263, 266, 267 

Detective fund 250 

Dogs, hunting with 266 

Dogs, pursuing or injuring animals 263 

Ducks, protection of 267 

Eagles, protection of 279 

Fines, disposition of 250 

Fishing through ice prohibited in certain waters for four 

years 281 

Fishing through ice regulated 259 

Fishing with fioating device 267 

Forfeitures, disposition of 250 

Grouse, ruffed, protection of . . . , 267 

Lobsters, protection of 268 

Mackerel, fresh- water, protection of 259 

Muskrats, protection withdrawn 266 

Perch, protection of 267 

Pickerel, protection of 267 

Pike, protection of 267 

Quail, protection of 257 

Salmon, protection of 2G7, 26S, 272 

Shadwaiters, protection of 259 

Trout, protection of 259, 260, 262, 267, 268, 272 

Wardens, repeal of laws respecting 266 

Whitefish, protection of 259 

Woodcock, protection of 267 

Fishing, See Fish and Game. 

ritzwilliam or fire j)recincts, contracts authorized 416 



1899.] 



Index. 477 



Flag's, desecration of 302 

Floating" device in fishing 267 

Ford, Stephen S., appropriation in favor of 367 

Foreclosure of mortgage by sale under power, decree for 257 

without decree . . 257 

Forfeitures of adulterated candy 263 

of life insurance policies, repeal of act respecting 333 

under fish and game laws, disposition of 250 

complainants not entitled to share of 268 

Fowler, G. W., appropriation in favor of 367 

Friends, standing financial committee made a corporation 250 

Furnishing of committee rooms, appropriation for 363 

Game, See Fish and Game. 
Gasoline boats. See Boats. 

private, to carry lights 323 

rules and regulations respecting- 323 

General court, apportionment of representatives to 339 

General Miller park, part may be ceded for signal station 281 

Geology and Atlas, Hitchcock's, exchange or presentation of 

thirty sets authorized 345 

Gettysburg, erection of markers on battlefield 353 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Railway Co., charter 381 

Glazier, Van B., appropriation in favor of. 366 

Golden trout, protection of 267 

Goose pond (Canaan and Hanover), regulation of fishing in.... 281 

Gordon, Ealph W., appropriation in favor of 343 

Governor to prescribe regulations for state liquor agents 308 

to notify town agents of appointment of state agents 309 
Governor and council: 

Certain acts ratified ,. 275 

Duties with respect to steam heating'for State Normal School 366 
May add towns to list of those entitled to state aid for sup- 
port of schools 319 

May cede land in General Miller park for signal station .... 281 
May construct vaults in oflBces of secretary of state and 

state treasurer 363 

May exchange or present thirty copies of Hitchcock's 

Geology and Atlas 345 

May provide new cases for regimental colors 361 

To appoint auditors of printing accounts 275 

To appoint commissioners to investigate support of depend- 
ent insane, etc 360 

To appoint commissioners to represent state at Paris 

exposition 364 

To appoint state liquor agents 308 

To approve bonds of superintendent and treasurer of Indus- 
trial School , 279 

To approve expense of moving and arranging provincial 

records 300 

To approve use of fish and game fines and forfeitures 250 

To direct expenditure for indexing records in secretary of 

state's office 349 

To direct expenditure for screening certain lakes 362 

To have committee rooms repaired and furnished 363 

To investigate respecting markers at Gettysburg 353 

To receive account from New Hampshire Horticulture 

Society 299 

To receive and audit accounts of judges' expenses 304 

Grade crossings of railroads, warning signs at 285 

Grafton county, apportionment of taxes 289 

names changed by probate court 343 

terms at which grand jury is to attend 334 

of probate court 321 



478 Index. [1899. 

Grand Army of the Republic, state assumes printing expenses of 321 

John G. Foster Post No. 7, charter 397 

Grand jury, terms for attendance of, in Grafton county 334 

Granite lake (Nelson), black bass protected in 259 

State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation in favor of 349 

Graves of soldiers and sailors, decoration of 270 

Great Council of Nev^^ Hampshire, Improved Order of Red Men, 

charter 444 

Greenland may contract with Portsmouth 440 

Greenoug-h ponds (Wentv7orth's Location), square-tail trout 

protected 259 

Grouse, ruffed, protection of 267 

Guardian may be apj)ointed for person on his own application, 

without notice 271 

Hampstead High School, charter amended 403 

Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co. may sell out to Exeter, 

Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co 390, 391 

Hart's pond (Canaan), regulation of fishing in 281 

Haverhill, jurisdiction of associate j)olice justice 434 

Hawkers, exemption of soldier or sailor from license fee 272 

Health, See State Board of Health. 

board of, one raember to be a physician 302 

to assist persons in quarantine 335 

to enforce regulations of state board 296 

Highways, obstructions of 297 

punishment for 297 

removal of 297 

cornices or projections, vphen not so 

to be deemed 297 

districts to be established in towns so voting 264 

rej)air of 264 

, speed of street railway car 298 

state, from Nashua to Manchester, to be laid out 328 

commission for.. 328 
Salisbury to Ft. Point, to be laid out and 

built 328 

commission for . . 329 

route of 329 

appropriation for 330 
api^ropriations for, by towus, to be collected as 

other taxes 334 

Highways, appropriations for, by state : 

Cherry Mountain road 257 

County Pond road 258 

Gale river road 258 

Hurricane Mountain road 258 

Iron Mountain road 258 

Londonderry turnpike 259 

Warren road , 257 

In Barrington 359 

Chatham 358 

Clarksville 358 

Conway 358 

Dixville Notch 358 

Ellsworth 358 

Jefferson 357 

Kingston 358 

Newton 358 

Rumney • 358 

Salem 359 

From Gorham to Jackson 356 

Northwood to Rochester o 359 

Salisbury to Fort Poitit 360 

West Stewartstown to Dimond pond 356 



1899.] 



Index. 479 



Hillsborough county, apportionment of taxes 288 

names changed by probate court 343 

may borrow for court house 456 

may take land for court house 456 

salarj^ of judge of probate 269 

salary of treasurer 247 

Savings Bank, charter 397 

Histories of military organizations 344 

regiments <- 254 

Hitchcock's Geology and Atlas, exchange or presentation of 

thirty sets authorized 345 

Holidays, certain days declared to be 251 

Holt, Andy, appropriation in favor of 377 

Thomas E., salary and mileage to be paid to widow 350 

Homestead, trustee j^rocess on insurance of 263 

Homicide, punishment for 261 

Hooksett or fire precincts, contracts authorized 436 

Aqueduct Co. of Hooksett, charter 435 

Hospital, town or city may appropriate for free bed in 252 

contract to be made in such case 253 

Notre Dame de Lourdes of Manchester, appropriation 

in favor of 346 

of the Sacred Heart of Manchester, appropriation in 

favor of 346 

Howe library, charter 449 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Co., charter 409 

Hunt, Edwin P., appropriation in favor of 366 

Huntoon, Charles T., appropriation in favor of 366 

Husband and wife, conveyances between 254 

release of curtesy or dower by minor 254 

testimony of either in the other's case 276 

Ice, regulation of fishing through 259 

protection against contamination of supply 296 

Implements for burglary, punishment for making, mending, or 

possessing 248 

Incumbrances on highway, punishment for 297 

removal of obstruction 297 

cornices and projections 297 

Independence Day declared a holiday 252 

when falls Sunday, next day to be observed 252 

Manchester may appropriate for celebrating 393 

Index to records in office of secretary of state, appropriation for 349 
Indigent deaf and dumb, blind, and feeble-minded persons, state 

aid to 335 

Industrial School, appropriation for 348 

discharge of scholar from 280 

superintendent of 279 

treasurer of 279 

Infant may release dower or curtesy 254 

Information for injunction or abatement of common nuisance. . 322 

Ingalls, Horace L., appropriation in favor of 367 

Injunction against common nuisance 322 

Insane jiersons, investigation of state support and control 360 

asylum, Hee New Hampshire Asj^lum for the Insane. 

Inspectors of boats, powers and duties 294 

taking of illegal fees by 295 

Insurance against fire to be through resident ag-ent 326 

on exempted propertj^, exempt from trustee process 263 

repeal of act relating to forfeitures 333 

commissioner, number of reports to be printed 274 

to fix rates, on application 325 

company must allow commissioner to inspect books 

and records 326 



480 Index. [1899. 

Insurance company must furnish information to commissioner 327 
not reinsure, unless both insurer and 

reinsurer are authorized to insure 326 
punishable for refusal to insure at rates 

fixed by commissioner 325 

tax on 300 

Intoxicating liquor, See Spirituous Liquor. 

Irwin, Fred I., appropriation in favor of 367 

Jail of county, as house of correction 249 

commitment to 249 

Jailor, powers of, when jail is house of correction 249 

John G. Foster Post No. 7, Grand Army of the Kepublic, charter 397 

Johnson, Georg-e W., appropriation in favor of 366 

Judge of probate for Hillsborough county, salary of 269 

supreme court to receive actual expenses 303 

Jurisdiction in proceedings for violation of liquor laws 283 

Jurors, drawing of, in city 336 

exempt or unfit, to be discharged 336 

town to pay expense of supplying 

place of 336 

Jury to try facts in proceedings against common nuisance.... 323 

grand, to attend what terms in Grafton county 334 

Justice of the peace, compensation when sitting in police court 283 
when to bind over in proceedings for vio- 
lation of liquor laws 283 

Keeler, I. Eugene, app'-opriation in favor of 367 

Keene Electric Railway Co., charter amended 413 

Sentinel, appropriation in favor of 367 

Knights of Pythias Home of New Hampshire, charter 448 

Labor Day, declared a holiday 251 

Lake, First Connecticut, appropriation for screens 362 

Mascoma, appropriation for screens 362 

fishing regulated 281 

Massabesic, appropriation for screens 363 

fishing regulated 281 

Newfound, appropriation for screens 362 

Spoff ord, bass protected 259 

Squam, appropriation for buoys 354 

Stinson, appropriation for screens 362 

Sunapee, appropriation for lighthouse 353 

fishing regulated 259, 280 

Waukewan, bass protected 331 

Webster, appropriation for screens 362 

Winnipesaukee, appropriation for buoys and lights 355 

appropriation for lighthouse 354 

appropriation for screens 362 

islands annexed 446 

Winnisquam, appropriation for screens 363 

trout, protection of 268 

Village Freewill Baptist Society, name changed to Park 

Street Free Baptist Society 376 

Lancaster, election legalized 370 

Land-locked salmon, protection of 267, 268 

Larkin, Josephine C, appropriation in favor of , 367 

Lascivious acts, punishment of 270 

Laws, See Public Statutes amended. Session Laws amended. 

Lawyer not liable for sheriff's fees 258 

Legislature, apportionment of representatives to. 339 

Leighton, Fred, appropriation in favor of 367 

Levy on real estate by sale 314 

Library of state prison, appropriation for (See State Library) . . 320 



1899.] Index. 481 

License of embalmers 317 

plumbers 293 

engineers and pilots of boats 294 

owners of boats 294 

Life insurance, repeal of act relating to forfeitures 333 

Limitation of suits against administrators 246 

Liquor, See Spirituous Liquor. 

Literary fund, conditions of town's receiving its share of 319 

Little Mile island, appropriation for lighthouse on 354 

Littlefield, E. I., appropriation in favor of 367 

Littleton school district, boundaries changed 393 

Loan for use of state 332 

Lobsters, protection of 268 

Loon island (Sunapee lake), appropriation for lighthouse, etc., 353 

(Winnipesaukee lake), annexed to Meredith 446 

Loudon, land disannexed for school purposes 446 

Lowrey, John W., appropriation in favor of 367 

Lyme excepted from act protecting wild deer 260 

Mackeeel, fresh-water, protection of 259 

Malt liquor. See Spirituous Liquor. 

Manchester, charter amended 441 

wards changed 419 

appropriation to reimburse for certain expenditures 369 

may appropriate for armory 376 

celebrating Independence Day 393 
exempt Manchester Children's Home from 

taxation 457 . 

to be billing station on Boston & Maine Kailroad 

and connections 414 

Children's Home may be exempted from taxation.. 457 

Street Railway may extend line to GofEstown 401 

& Milford branch may be built by Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad 413 

& North Weare Railroad may be operated as part 

of Manchester & Mil- 
ford branch 413 

may sell to Concord & 

JNIontreal Railroad 414 

Union, appropriation in favor of 367 

Manufacture of adulterated candy prohibited 262 

punishment for 262 

solicitors to prosecute for. . . 263 

Manufacturing establishments, employment of children in 324 

Margaret Pillsbury hospital of Concord, appropriation in favor of 346 

Marlborough or fire precincts, contracts authorized 416 

Marriages, fees for record and return. . .^ 248^ 

monthly reports to state registrar 255- 

Married woman, conveyance by 254 

may release dower, though under age 254 

jMarshal of city may petition against common nuisance 322' 

Maseoma lake, appropriations for screens 362 

regulation of fishing in 281 

Savings Bank, charter 371 

Masonic Building Association of Manchester, charter revived 408 

Temple Association of Laconia may issue mortgage 

bonds 401 

Massabesic lake, appropriation for screens 363 

regulation of fishing in 281 

Mayor of city may petition against common nuisance 322 

and aldermen may appoint deputy city clerk 3.^0 

Meredith, certain islands annexed to 446 

& Ossipee Electric Railway Co., charter 384 

Merrimack county, apportionment of taxes 287 

names changed by probate court 341 



482 Index. [1899. 

Metcalf, H. H., appropriation in favor of 367 

Milford & Manchester Eailroad, charter 414 

Military organizations, histories of 344 

Mill, John R., appropriation in favor of 367 

Minard, Lotie I., appropriation in favor of 352 

Minor may release dower or curtesy 254 

Mirror and American, appropriation in favor of 367 

Moieties, complainants not entitled to 268 

Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Eailway Co., charter 387 

Moose, protection of 263, 266, 267 

transportation of 267 

Moosilauke Railroad, charter amended 424 

Morrison, Susie B., appropriation in favor of 367 

Mortgage, decree for sale under power in 257 

sale under power without decree 257 

Murder, punishment for 261 

Muskrats, protection withdrawn 266 

Names changed: 

By probate courts 340 

Dover Home for Aged Women to Wentworth Home for the 

Aged 425 

Lake Village Freewill Baptist Society to Park-Street Free 

Baptist Society 376 

South Wolfeborough Blanket & Flannel Co. to Wolfeborough 

Woolen Mills 389 

Naphtha boats, See Boats. 

private, to carry lights 323 

rules and regulations respecting 323 

Nashua, charter amended • • • S'/ 

may exempt Nashua Hospital Association from taxation 400 

Hospital Association may be exempted from taxation 400 

Nason, Edward M., appropriation in favor of 367 

Nathaniel Weare Association, charter 435 

Naval contingent of New Plampshire, history of 344 

Newcastle may contract with Portsmouth 440 

Newfields may reimburse its treasurer for money lost 377 

Newfound lake, appropriation for screens 362 

New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane, appropriation for 346 

board of registration in dentistry, appropria- 
tion in favor of 367 

College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 

appropriation for 351 

College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 

acceptance of gift for 277 

Conference Seminarj^ and Female College, char- 
ter amended 396 

Democratic Press Association, appropriation in 

favor of 367 

Historical Society, history of naval contingent 

published by 344 

Horticulture Society, appropriation for use of. 299 

accounts and reports of.. 2fl9 

Soldiers' Home, appropriation for 350 

admission to 256 

State Firemen's Association, charter 424 

to receive Fire- 
men's relief fund 301 

volunteers in Spanish War, history of 254 

Newington may contract with Portsmouth 440 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Railroad, charter amended.. 400 

Hampton may contract with Portsmouth 440 

Notice of sale under power in mortgage 257 

dra\%ang of jurors in city, where to be posted 336 

Nuisance, common, abatement of or injunction against 322 



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Index. ' 483 



Nuisance, common, proceedings 322 

jury trial of facts 322 

owner may be party 323 

obstruction of highway 297 

Odlin, Jolm W., appropriation in favor of 343 

Officer's fees for serving process, attorney not liable for 258 

plaintiff liable 258 

Oleomargarine, laws against, to be enforced by state board of 

agriculture 297 

Opinions of supreme court, appropriation for preparing for 

publication 362 

Ossipee, Second Congregational Church of, charter 426 

Otternic pond (Hudson), regulation of fishing in 281 

Pamphlet Laws, See Session Laws amended. 

Paris exposition in 1900, commission to represent state 364 

appropriation for 364 

Park Street Free Baptist Society 376 

Patterson, Joab N., appropriation in favor of 366 

Pauper, person not made such by receiving aid while in quaraoi- 

tine 336 

Pearson, Charles, appropriation in favor of 347 

Pearsons, H. C, appropriation in favor of 367 

Peddler, soldier or sailor in Spanish War, exempt from license 

fee 272 

Penal institutions, investigations respecting 360 

Penalties, complainants not entitled to share of 268 

Perch, protection of 267 

Perkins, Paul, acts as justice of the peace legalized 399 

Peterborough, electric lighting plant 452 

Electric Light, Pow^er & Heat Co., franchises and 
property may be taken or purchased by Peter- 
borough 452 

Petition for injunction or abatement of common nuisance 322 

Pharmacy, compensation of commission of 304 

Pickerel, protection of 267 

Pike, protection of 267 

perch, protection of 267 

Piper, Martin L., appropriation in favor of 366 

Place, George A., ajjpropriation in favor of 367 

Pleasant pond (New London), protection of salmon, brook trout, 

and aureolus 272 

Plumbers to have license or certificate 292 

examination of 292 

regulations for 293 

Plumbing, examination for 292, 293 

inspectors of 293 

regulations respecting 293 

Plummer, Edward, appropriation in favor of 343 

Police, chief or superintendent of, may petition against common 

nuisance 322 

court, when to bind over in proceedings for violation 

of liquor laws 2S2 

compensation of justice of the peace sitting in. . . 282 

special justice is taxable as costs 283 

Portsmouth, charter amended 395 

extension of water-works 439 

contracts authorized with certain towns 440 

state and county tax reduced 412 

Power of sale in mortgage, regulation of sale under 257 

decree for sale 257 

Precinct, See Fire District. 

Printer, public, compensation of 273 



484 Index. [1899. 

Public printer, auditing of accounts of 275 

to print for Grand Army of the Republic 321 

Probate court, names changed by 340 

may appoint guardian for person on his own 

application without notice 271 

salary of judge of, Hillsborough county 269 

terms in Grafton county 321 

Eockingham county 278 

Prosecutor not entitled to share of fine or penalty ? . . , 268 

Public printer, compensation of 273 

auditing of accounts of 275 

to print for Grand Army of the Eepublic 321 

Public Statutes amended, etc.: 

Chapter 6, section 2, public printer 273 

6, section 4, state publications 274 

6, sections 5, 9, auditing of printing bills 275 

13, section 7, New Hampshire Soldiers' Home.... 256 

23, section 19, senatorial district No. 18 333 

23, section 21, senatorial district No. 20 333 

31, section 8, voters 284 

40, section 4, powers of towns 270 

53, section 8, village disti-icts 282 

73, repair of highways 264, 334 

55, section 7, taxation of carriages 332 

77, section 8, encroachments on highways 297 

86, aid to indigent persons 335, 349 

92, section 6, examination of school teachers 252 

92, sections 15, 17, 18, truant officers 306 

93, section 12, schools 324 

112, sections 1-14, liquor agents 312 

112, section 23, moieties in liquor cases 268 

112, section 28, recognizances in liquor cases 282 

112, section 30, forfeited liquors 309 

119, steamboats, engineers, and pilots 294 

130, sections 11, 12, 13, fish and game wardens 266 

131, sections 1, 4, 6, game laws, quadrupeds 266 

132, sections 2, 4, game laws, birds 267 

133, sections 3, 4, game laws, fish 267 

133, sections 5, 21, game laws, fish 268 

134, section 4, dentistry 327 

135, section 8, commission of pharmacy 304 

136, section 3, disposition of dead bodies 251 

152, section 11, Friends or Quakers 250 

159, section 5, grade crossings 285 

165, sections 16, 17, savings bank guaranty fund. . . . 314 

165, section 23, savings banks 313 

167, section 11, insurance commissioner 325 

169, section 14, tax on insurance companies 300 

173, sections 4, 8, births, marriages, and deaths.... 255 

176, section 3, husband and wife 254 

184, section 1, probate court, Rockingham 278 

184, section 9, probate court, Grafton 321 

191, sections 2, 4, suits against administrators.... 246 

192, section 4, commissioner's hearings 247 

205, section 5, common nuisances 322 

206, section 3, terms of supreme court 337 

211, sections 4, 14, police courts 283 

224, section 20, evidence 276 

233, levies on real estate 314 

264, section IS, sj)eed on highw^ay 298 

266, trespasses 316 

272, offenses against chastity 270 

278, section 5, murder 261 

283, houses of correction 219 

284, Industrial School 279 



1899.] 



Index. 485 



Public Statutes amended, etc. (Continued) : 

Chapter 286, section 3, salary of secretary of state 338 

286, section 19, salary of treasurer of Hillsborougli 

county 247 

Quakers, standing- financial committee made a corporation .... 250 

Quail, protection of 267 

Quarantine, assistance to persons in 335 

Railkoad, See Street Eailway. 

action against, for injury to trespasser 316 

commissioners, powers as to inclosure of street rail- 
way cars 305 

punishment for trespass on property of 316 

warning signs at crossings 285 

Boston & Maine, to make Manchester a billing station 414 

Concoi'd & Montreal, may build branch to Milford.. 413 
may buy Manchester & North 

Weare Eailroad 414 

may increase capital stock and 

bojids 414 

Milford & Manchester, charter 414 

Moosilauke, charter amended 424 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge, charter amended 400 

Heal estate, conveyance by married woman 254 

husband to wife or wife to husband 254 

release of dower or curtesy by minor 254 

Becognizance, when to be taken in liquor case 282 

Record of death, copy to be sent to clerk of burial town 255 

births, marriages, and deaths, copy to be sent state 

registrar monthly 255 

New Hampshire soldiers and sailors to be given to 

each regimental association at The Weirs 344 

Records in office of secretary of state, appropriation for in- 
dexing of 349 

of province to be removed to state library 299 

copies of 300 

arrangement and indexing 300 

Red Men, Great Council of New Hampshire, charter 444 

Regimental associations at The Weirs to receive copy of record 

of soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire 344 

colors, protection of 361 

histories 254 

Register of soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in War of 

Rebellion, sales and disposition of proceeds 347 

Registration of dentists, fees for certificate of 327 

embalmers 317 

plumbers 292 

Reinsurance allowed onlj^ when insurer and reinsurer are 

authorized to insure in New Hampshire 326 

Release of dower or curtesy by minor 254 

Repair of highways {See Highways) 264 

committee rooms, appi-ojjriation for 363 

state prison, appropriation for 320 

Reports of insurance and bank commissioners, number to be 

printed 274 

Representatives to general court, aiiportionment of 339 

Richardson, Fred E., api^ropriation in favor of 343 

Rims of wheels, width regulated 331 

Roads, See Highways. 

Robins, Joseph E., appropriation in favor of 366 

Robinson, A. H., appropriation in favor of 367 

Rochester may borrow for schoolhouse 402 

Rockingham county, apportionment of taxes 285 

may issue bonds for funding indebtedness 378 



486 Index. [1899. 

Eockingham county, names changed by probate court 340 

terms of probate court 278 

treasurer to abate from Portsmouth tax.. 412 
Electric Company may sell to Exeter, Hampton 

& Amesbury Street Railway Co 391 

Rollins, Lyman, appropriation in favor of 366 

Rowe, Charles D., appropriation in favor of 366 

Ruffed grouse, protection of 267 

Rye may contract -with Portsmouth 440 

Saco river, protection of trout in tributaries 262 

Sailors, bodies not to be surrendered for dissection 251 

decoration of graves of 270 

exempt from license fees as peddlers 272 

may buy revised register of soldiers and sailors of New 

Hampshire in War of Rebellion for $1.50 347 

in Spanish War, state pay to 365 

Salary of judge of probate, Hillsborough county 269 

secretary of state 337 

treasurer of Hillsborough county 247 

Sale of adulterated candy prohibited 262 

punishment for 262 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

spirituous liquor regulated 308 

street railway transfer tickets, offenses relating to 324 

under power in mortgage, regulation of 257 

decree for 257 

trading stamps not to be given on 298 

Salmon, protection of 267, 268, 272 

Saltmarsh, George H., appropriation in favor of 367 

Sanborn, Charles H., Newfields may reimburse for money lost. . 377 

Savings banks, guaranty fund 314 

investments permitted 315 

trial balance of deposit ledgers 312 

verification of deposit books 312 

Savings bank charters: 

Citizens' Institution for Savings 423 

Hillsborough County Savings Bank 397 

Mascoma Savings Bank 371 

Sawyer Woolen Co., charter 394 

Mills, assets may be sold to Sawyer Woolen Co. . 394 

School district, supervisory 318, 319 

officers of 318, 319 

number of teachers and length of 

schools 319 

state aid of 319 

to maintain schools twenty weeks every year. . 319 

Union, in Littleton, boundaries changed 

Union High, of Woodsville, may borrovs^ money 437 

take lands 437 

employment of children 324 

enforcement of attendance in 306 

returns must be made to entitle tow^n to share in literary 

fund 319 

must be maintained twenty weeks to entitle town to 

share in literary fund 319 

state industrial, *S'fC Industrial School. 

normal, appropriation for 366 

teachers, examination of 253 

Science, anatomical, amendment of laws for advancement of 251 

Screens to prevent egress of fish from certain lakes, appropria- 
tion for 362 

Second Congregational church of Ossipee, charter 426 

Secretary of state, appropriation for indexing records in office of 349 

vaults in office of 363 



1899.] Index. 487 

Secretary of state, salary of 338 

to furnisli copies of province records 300 

issue certain orders to state printer 321 

report plan for arranging and indexing 

province records 300 

Selectmen may appoint deputy tow^n clerk 330 

petition against common nuisance 323 

Senatorial districts, Nos. 18 and 20, limits of 333 

Service of process, attorney not liable for fees of 258 

plaintiff liable for fees of 258 

Session Laws amended, etc.: 

1814, June 22, Congregational Society in Stratham 430 

1852, chapter 1372, New Hampshire Conference Seminary 

and Female College 396 

1873, chapter 81, section 3, Hampstead High School 403 

1878, chapter 163, section 1, wards of Manchester 419 

163, section 7, check-lists in Manchester 441 

1883, chapter 193, North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge Railroad 400 

205, Dover Home for Aged Women 425 

257, John G. Foster Post No. 7, G. A. E 397 

1885, chapter 172, Masonic Bldg. Association of Manchester 408 

177, American Typographic Co 433 

1887, chapter 145, military histories 344 

176, North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge Railroad 400 

204, Woodsville Fire District 427 

1889, chapter 128, military histories 344 

200, North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge Railroad 400 

1891, chapter 31, protection of fish 259 

158, Suncook Water- Works Co 418 

208, Nashua 370 

209, water-works of Portsmouth 439 

224, Dover Gas-Light Co 447 

243, section 1, wards of Manchester 421 

1893, chapter 16, section 1, births, marriages, and deaths 248 

47, protection of fish 259 

167, section 4, Whitefield Village Fire District 438 

272, Bennington Water-Works Co 442 

274, Keene Electric Railway Co 412 

279, North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge Railroad 400 

1895, chapter 27, section 7, street railways 298 

45, regimental histories 254 

49, section 4, examination of school teachers.. 252 

59, section 12, appointment of military officers 245 

105, section 3, banks and trust companies 253 

105, section 7, savings banks 313 

114, savings bank investments 315 

115, oleomargarine, etc 297 

184, Suncook Water-Works Co 418 

207, section 1, Haverhill police court 434 

1897, chapter 10, section 1, protection of game 260 

28, disposition of dead bodies 251 

33, section 1, protection of fish 272 

41, protection of fish 260 

42, life insurance 333 

45, boards of health 302 

46, fishing through the ice 259 

76, section 9, hawkers and peddlers 272 

165, section 2, Manchester Children's Home.. 457 

184, section 4, Dalton Power Co 457 

Sewer connections, regulations respecting 293 

Shad-waiters, protection of 259 

Shannessy, W. J., appropriation in favor of 367 

Sheep, punishment of owner of dog which pursues or injures. . . . 263 

Sherbum, Horace B., appropriations in favor of 367 

Sheriff's fees for serving process, attorney not liable for 258 



488 Index. [1899. 

Sheriff's fees for serving- process, xDlaintiff liable for 258 

Signal station, cession of land for, authorized 281 

Signs at railroad crossings 235 

Silsby & Son, appropriation in favor of 367 

Silver lake (Harrisville), black bass protected 259 

Slattery, Joseph T., appropriation in favor of 352 

Smith, Hamilton, acceptance of gift of 277 

Soldiers, bodies not to be surrendered for dissection 251 

decoration of graves of 270 

exempt from license fees as peddlers 272 

may buy revised register of soldiers and sailors of New 

Hampshire in War of Rebellion for $1.50 347 

in Spanish War, state pay to 365 

Soldiers' Home, admission to 256 

appropriation for 350 

fund 350 

Solicitor of countj^ may file information against common nui- 
sance 322 

to prosecute for adulteration of candy 263 

city may petition against common nuisance 322 

South Wolfeborough Blanket & Flannel Co., name changed to 

Wolfeborongh Woolen Mills 380 

Spanish War, expenditures ratified 275 

sums to be charged to, by state treasurer 275 

disposition of sums to be received from United 

States 275 

regimental histories 254 

soldiers and sailors exempt from license fees as 

peddlers 272 

Speckled trout, protection of 262, 267, 268 

Spectacle pond (Enfield and Grafton), regulation of fishing in.. 281 
Spirituous liquor, See Nuisance. 

ofl^enses relating to 282 

M'hen defendant to be bound over 282 

state agents for sale of 308 

town agents for sale of 309 

Spofford lake (Chesterfield), black bass protected in 259 

Squam lake, appropriation for buoj^s in 354 

Square-tail trout, protection of 259, 268 

Staff of commander-in-chief 245 

Stamps, trading, prohibited 298 

State assumes printing expenses of Grand Armj^ of the Eepublic 321 

agents for sale of spirituous liquor 308 

aid to indigent persons 335 

supervisory school districts 319 

towns for support of schools in certain cases 319 

board of agriculture to enforce certain la^ws 297 

direct certain expenditures 299 

report transactions of N. H. Horti- 
culture Society 299 

charities and correction to recommend as to fur- 
nishing state aid 335 

health, duties with respect to embalmers 317 

to transiDortation of 

bodies 317 

to investigate contamination of water or 

ice supply 296 

establish regulations 296 

registration in dentistrJ^ fees for certificate of 

qualification 327 

highwaj' from Nashua to Manchester 328 

Salisbury to Fort Point 328 

house, appropriation for repairs and furnishing electric 

bells 363 

industrial school, aSVc Industrial School. 



1899.] Index. 489 

state loan 332 

library to receive provincial records 299 

Normal School, appropriation for steam heating 366 

pay for soldiers and sailors in Spanish War 365 

prison, appropriation for 320 

provision for deficiency of income 320 

publications, number to be printed 274 

registrar, reports to 255 

secretary of. See Secretary of State. 

tax, assessment and collection of. for 1900 and 1901 337 

treasurer, appropriation for purchasing bond for 364 

vaults in oifice of 363 

certain payments ratified 275 

account of Spanish War 275 

disposition of sums to be received from United 

States 275 

may borrow for use of state 332 

to abate from tax of Portsmouth 412 

treasury, fines and forfeitures under fish and game lavv^s 

to be paid into 250 

Statutes, See Public Statutes amended, Session Laws amended. 
Steamboats, See Boats. 

private, to carry lights 323 

rules and regulations respecting 323 

Stearns, Henry B., appropriation in favor of 367 

Horace B., appropriation in favor of 367 

Stewart, J. M., & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 367 

Stewartstown, literary fund of 368 

Stinson lake (Rumney), appropriation for screens 362 

Stowell, Herbert J., appropriation in favor of 366 

Strafford county, apportionment of taxes 286 

names changed by probate court 341 

terms of supreme court in 337 

Stratford or fire precincts, contracts authorized 432 

Stratham, Congregational Society in, charter amended 430 

Street railways, regulation of speed of cars 298 

to inclose car platforms 305 

offenses relating to transfer tickets 324 

Street railway charters: 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Eailway Co 458 

Claremont Street Railway Co 378 

Derry & Pelham Electric Railway Co 373 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesburj^ Street Railway Co 390 

. Exeter Street Railway Co. may sell 390, 391 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Railway Co 381 

Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co. may sell 390, 391 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Co 409 

Keene Electric Railway Co., amendment 412 

Manchester Street Railway, extension 401 

Meredith & Ossipee Electric Railway Co 384 

Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Railway Co 387 

xroy Granite Railway 406 

Suits against administrators 246 

Sullivan county, apportionment of taxes 289 

names changed by probate court 343 

Sunapee lake, appropriation for lighthouse, etc 353 

regulation of fishing 259, 280 

Suncook Water-Works Co., charter amended 418 

Superintendent of Industrial School 279 

f-ublic instruction, certificates of qualifica- 
tion of teachers 252 

duties with respect to 

state aid to schools.. 319 

schools in supervisory district 318 



490 Index. [1899 

Supreme court, appropriation for expense for preparing opin- 
ions for publication 362 

judges to receive actual expenses 303 

proceedings against common nuisance 322 

terms in Strafford and Belknap counties 337 

Grafton county at which grand jury- 
to attend 334 

Surgical science, amendment of laws for advancement of 251 

Surveyor of highways to be appointed in each district 264 

powers and duties of 265 

TaJuC not to be used in making candy 262 

Taxation, See Exemption. 

of vehicles 332 

Taxes, apportionment of 285 

for highways may be expended in another district 265 

to be collected as other taxes 334 

on insurance companies 300 

state, assessment and collection of, for 1900 and 1901... 337 

Teachers, examination of 252 

Terms of supreme court in StraiTord and Belknap counties.... 337 

Grafton county at which grand 

jury is to attend 334 

probate court in Grafton county 321 

Rockingham county 278 

Terra alba not to be used in making candy 262 

Thanksgiving Day declared a holiday 251 

Thornton, Matthew, heirs released from liability to maintain 

ferry 447 

Thorpe, Louis A., appropriation in favor of 366 

Three Mile islands annexed to Meredith 446 

Tickets for transfers of street railways, offenses relating to. . . . 324 
Tools for burglary, punishment for making, mending, or pos- 
sessing 248 

Topping, W. H., appropriation in favor of 367 

Torr, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 366 

Town agents for sale of spirituous liquor 308 

apportionment of representatives to general court 339 

state taxes 285 

appropriation for decorating soldiers' graves 270 

highways to be not less than one 

fourth per cent 264 

highways to be collected as other taxes 334 

hospital bed 252 

clerk, fees of 248 

appointment of deputy 330 

to report monthly to state registrar 255 

to send copy of death record to clerk of burial 

town 255 

disposition of cemetery funds held by 276 

expenses in assisting persons in quarantine 336 

highway districts 264 

literary fund, conditions of obtaining 319 

may nnite with others to form supervisory school 

district 318 

regulations for plumbing, etc 293 

examination of plumbers 292, 293 

selectmen may petition against common nuisance 322 

to reimburse county for expense of filling place of exempt 

or unfit juror 336 

of Alton, contracts authorized 455 

Boscawen, appropriation authorized 377 

Canterbury, land annexed to for school purposes.... 446 

Claremont, water-works authorized 404 

Epping, contracts authorized 451 



1899.] 



Index. 491 



Town of Fitzwilliam, contracts authorized 416 

Greenland, contracts authorized 440 

Haverhill, police court 434 

Hooksett, contracts authorized 436 

Lancaster, election legalized 370 

Loudon, land disannexed from, for school purposes.. 446 

Marlborough, contracts authorized 416 

Meredith, islands annexed to 446 

Newcastle, contracts authorized 440 

Newfields raaj' reimburse its treasurer for money lost 377 

Newington, contracts authorized 440 

North Hampton, contracts authorized 440 

Peterborough, electric plant authorized 452 

Eye, contracts authorized 440 

Stratford, contracts authorized 432 

Troy, contracts authorized 416 

Trading stamps prohibited 298 

Tramp, disposition of body of 251 

Transfer tickets of street railways, offenses relating to 324 

Treasurer of state. See State Treasurer. 

Hillsborough county, salary of . • 247 

town or city to make contract with hospital in 

certain cases 253 

Trespass on railroad property, punishment of 316 

action for injury during 316 

Trout, protection of 259, 260, 262, 267, 268, 273 

Troy or fire precincts, contracts authorized 416 

Granite Railway, charter 406 

"Water & Improvement Co., charter. 415 

Truant officers, appointment of 306 

powers and duties of 306 

Trust companies, ncn-attendance of directors 253 

funds of town or city for care of cemetery, disposition of 276 

Trustee process, exemption of certain money due firemen 301 

insurance on exempted property 263 
Trustees of the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and 

Female College, charter amended 396 

Union High School District of Woodsville may issue bonds 437 

take land 438 

United States, land in General Miller park may be ceded to, for 

signal station 281 

Unnatural acts, punishment of 270 

Vaults in office of secretary of state, appropriation for 363 

state treasurer, appropriation for 363 

Vehicles, taxation of 332 

Village districts, annual meetings of 282 

Voter moving from one ward to another may vote 282 

Warons, width of wheel rims regulated 331 

Walker, Asa, plaudits extended to 359 

Walpole Electric Light & Power Co., charter 442 

War w^ith Spain, See Spanish War. 

Ward, residence in, for voting 284 

Wardens, fish and game, repeal of laws for 266 

Warning signs at railroad crossings 285 

Wars, history of naval contingent of New Hampshire in 344 

Washington's birthday declared a holiday 251 

when falls Sunday, next day to be ob- 
served 252 

Water supply, protection against contamination of 296 

Water companies, precincts, etc.: 

Bennington Water-Works Co 442 



492 Index. [1899.] 

Water companies, precincts, etc. (Continued)'. 

Claremont 404 

Coos & Essex Water Co 430 

Epping- Water Co 450 

Hooksett Aqueduct Co. of Hooksett 435 

Portsmouth 439 

Suncook Water- Works Co 418 

Troy Water & Improvement Co 415 

Waukewan lake, protection of black bass in 331 

Webster lake, appropriation for screens in 362 

Welch, Lena J., appropriation in favor of 367 

Wentworth excepted from act protecting- vsdld deer 260 

West, Solomon B., appropriation in favor of 367 

Wheel rims or felloes, width reg^ulated 331 

Whitefield Village Fire District, powers extended 438 

Whitefish, protection of 259 

White perch, protection of 267 

Wildcat river, protection of trout in tributaries 262 

Wild deer, protection withdrawn in certain tovras 260 

Willey, John H., appropriation in favor of 343 

Willoughby, J. H., appropriation in favor of 343 

Winnipesaukee lake, appropriation for buoys and lights 355 

lighthouse 354 

screens 362 

certain islands annexed to Meredith 446 

Winnisquam lake, appropriation for screens 362 

Witness, husband or wife of party 276 

Wentworth Home for the Aged 425 

Wolfeborough Woolen Mills 389 

Woman's hospital of Concord, appropriation in favor of 346 

Woodaman, Ernest S., appropriations in favor of 366, 367 

Woodcock, protection of 267 

Woodsville Fire District, powers, etc 427 

Guaranty Savings Bank, allowance on account of 

overpaid taxes 368 

Union High School District may issue bonds 437 

take land 438 

Woodvrard, John, appropriation in favor of 366 

Wright, Charles C, appropriation in favor of 367