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LAWS 



STATF. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1901. 



LEGISLATliRc CONVENED JANLaRY, ADJOUKiNED AUPCH, 1901. 




MANCHESTER, N. H. 

Arthub E. Clarke, Public Printer 

1901. 




NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE 

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LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1901. 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 2, ADJOURNED MARCH 22, 1901. 




MANCHESTER, N. H. 

Arthur E. Clarke, Public Printer. 

1901. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



CHESTER B. JORDAN", Governor. 

EDWARD N. PEARSON", Secretary of State. 

SAMUEL H. STEARNS, Deputy Secretary of State. 

SOLOIT A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 

ALGERNON" WILLIS, Beputy State Treasurer. 

ARTHUR E. CLARKE, Public Printer. 

BERTRAM ELLIS, President of the Senate. 

CYRUS H. LITTLE, Speaker of the House. 

THOMAS F. CLIFFORD, Clerk of the Senate. 

HENRY E. BROCK, Llerk of the House. 

AUGUSTUS D. AYLING, Adjutant- General. 

CHARLES E. COX, Warden of State Prison. 

JOHN" C. LINEHAN", Insurance Coiamissioner. 

ALPHEUS W. BAKER, ") 

JOHN HATCH, V Bank Commissioners. 

GEORGE W. CUMMINGS, j 

HENRY M. PUTNEY, ) 

JOSIAH G. BELLOWS, \ Railroad Commissioners. 

EDWARD B. S. SANBORN, J 

CHANNING FOLSOM, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

LYSANDER H. CARROLL, Commissioner of Labor. 

CHARLES A. DOLE, Secretanj Board of Equalization. 

NTAHUM J. BACHELDER, Secretary of Board of Agriculture. 

IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 

ARTHUR H. CHASE, Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT. 



> Associate Justices. 



ISAAC K BLODGETT, Chief Justice. 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, ^ 

ROBERT M. WALLACE, | 

FRANK K PARSONS, 

ROBERT G. PIKE, 

ROBERT J. PEASLEE, 

JOHN E. YOUNG, 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, Attorney- General. 

JOHN H. RIEDELL, Law Reporter. 



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LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1901. 



CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT TO CLOSE ICE FISHING IN LYME OR POST POND, IN THE 
TOWN OF LYME. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Ice fishing in Lyme or Post pond 2. Takes effect on passage, 

prohibited for lour years. 1 

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

Section 1. If any person shall fish through the ice on Lyme Fishing 
or Post pond, so called, in the town of Lyme during the next on^Lymepond 
four years from the passage of this act he shall be fined twenty prohibited, 
dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. S'lfaslalef 

[Approved February 4, 1901.] 
497 



498 



Chapters 2, 8. 
CHAPTER 2. 



[1901 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 198 OF 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO TRUSTEES OF ESTATES. 



Section 
1. Majority of trustees may act in all 
cases, unless instrument otherwise 
provides. 



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



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



Majority of 
trustees may 
act unless in- 
strument 
otherwise 
provides. 

Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. When more than one trustee is required to exe- 
cute a trust, a majority of the trustees shall be competent to act 
in all cases, unless the instrument or authority creating the trust 
shall otherwise provide. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act takes eiFect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT TO PERMIT GUARDIANS OF MINORS AND OF INSANE PERSONS, 
AND TRUSTEES OF ESTATES, TO INVEST THEIR FUNDS IN CERTAIN 
DEFINED STEAM RAILROAD SHARES. 

Section l. Guardians and trustees may invest funds in certain railroad stocks. 

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



Guardians 
and trustees 
may invest 
funds in cer- 
tain railroad 
stocks. 



Section 1. Guardians of minors and of insane persons and trus- 
tees of estates may invest their funds, in addition to what is now 
permitted by the laws of this state, in the stocks of leased steam 
railroads located wholly or in part in the New England states, 
whose rental is guaranteed by either of the following named rail- 
road corporations, to wit : The Boston & Maine, the New York, 
New Haven & Hartford, and the New York Central & Hudson 
River railroad companies. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 4. 
CHAPTER 4. 



499 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN EXHIBITION OF THE PRODUCTS OF THE 
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND A DISPLAY OF ITS NATURAL 
ATTRACTIONS, AT THE PAN-AMERICAN EXPOSITION OF 1901. 



Section 

1 



Section 

3. Seven thousand dollars appropri- 
ated to carry out provisions of act. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Board of commissioners to Pan- 
American exhibition may unite 
with other states in erection of a 
building. 
2. Members of board to receive actual 
expenses when necessarily absent 
from their homes. 

Whereas, There will be holclen a Pan-American exhibition 
of arts, industries, manufactures, and products of the soil, mine, 
and sea, in the city of Buffalo, in the state of New York, in the 
year 1901; and 

Whereas, It is of great importance that the natural resources, 
industrial development, and general progress of the state of 
Kew Hampshire should be creditably displayed at said exposition ; 
and 

Whereas, A board of four commissioners and two vice-presi- 
dents were appointed by His Excellency Governor Rollins, for 
the purpose of exhibiting the resources, products, and general 
development of the state of New Hampshire at said exposition. 

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

Section 1. That the said board shall have power to unite with ^P^^l^^^^^^^ 
other New England states in the erection of a suitable building American 
for the proper display of the natural attractions of the state at miy'^unite 
a cost not to exceed five thousand dollars ; and to make such ar- ^^^^J^^^^^, 
rano-ements for space as it may deem necessary, and to prepare won of 

^ n 1 TT It , • t /• ^'^•J.^'•\ building. 

the same for the proper display of articles tor exhibit at said 
exposition. 

Sect. 2. The members of the board appointed shall not be Members of 
entitled to any compensation for their services out of the state rec^eive actual 
treasury, except their actual expenses when necessarily absent ^^if/jj'^^^j.ea. 
from their homes in the proper performance of their duties as saruy^absent 
members of said board. homes. 

Sect, 3. To carry out the provisions of this act the sum of seven 
seven thousand dollars, including the aforesaid five thousand douars appro- 
dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby ap-^'"^*^'*- 
propriated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, and the state treasurer is directed to pay the same 
from time to time on the requisition of said board, upon approval 
b y the governor. 
'^Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. ^^^«a^g|f||* 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



600 



Chapters 6, 6. 
CHArTER 5. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO PREVENT THE DESECRATION OF MEMORIAL DAT. 



Section 
1. Towns may adopt police regula- 
tions for observance of Memorial 
Day. 



Section 
2. 'i akes eflFect on 



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



Towns may 
adopt police 
regulations 
fo I- obser- 
vance of Me- 
morial Day. 



Takes t-ffect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Towns may by by-laws provide police regulations 
for the observance of Memorial Day, whereby interference with, 
and disturbance of, the exercises held under the auspices of the 
Grand Army of the Republic for the observance of Memorial 
T)Siy, by processions, sports, games, or other holiday exercises in 
the vicinity of such memorial exercises may be prohibited, pre- 
vented, and punished. 

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

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 6. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE RIGHTS OF GUARDIANS OF INSANE 
PERSONS. 



Section 
1. The guardian of an insane person 
may waive the provisions of a 
■will in favor of ward. 



Section 
2. Takes efifect on passage. 



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



Guardian of SECTION 1. The guardian of an insane person shall have the 

maywaive^°" Same right that his ward would have, if sane, to waive the pro- 

wiiiin^fa"vor^ visious of a will ill favor of his ward, intended to be in lieu of 

of ward. dowcr, or curtesy (as the case may be), and distributive share, 

and shall likewise have the power to release said ward's right of 

dower or curtesy and his homestead right, and take for his ward 

the same property and rights that the ward would take and have 

if sane; and the guardian of such insane person shall have the 

same right to an extension of the time within which such waiver 

may be filed, by permission of the judge of probate, for good 

cause shown, that the ward, if sane, would have. 

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



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 7. 
CHAPTER 7. 



501 



AN ACT PKOVIDING FOR THE DECREASE OF THE NUMBER OF STATE 
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS BY THE GRADUAL UNION OF THOSE HAV- 
ING SUPERVISION OP PUBLIC LIBRARIES. 



Section 
1. Consolidation of trustees of state 
library and board of library com 
missioners provided tor. 



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



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



Section 1. Vacancies hereafter occurrino- in the board of consolidation 

„ , ,., 1 • ,1 1 ,1 • ;• L of trustees of 

trustees ol the state hbrary otherwise than by the expiration ot a state library 
prescribed term of office shall be filled from eligible persons who ubrar^^""^!^.^ 
are at the time members of the board of library commissioners. jJV^^VdSor. 
'Eo vacancy hereafter occurring in the board of library commis- 
sioners shall be filled if the filling of such vacancy would give that 
board more than three members, but after the membership of 
said board shall have been reduced to three by the occurrence 
of vacancies by expiration of terms of office, death, resignation, 
or otherwise, said board shall consist of only three members. 
Vacancies occurring after its membership shall consist of only 
three by virtue of" this act shall be filled by appointment of 
eligible persons holding the office of trustee of the state library. 
Whenever it shall transpire, under the operation of the provi- 
sions of this act, that the personnel of both of said boards shall 
be the same, thereupon all the duties now by law made incum- 
bent upon said separate boards shall be performed by the single 
board constituted as aforesaid ; and only one report, which shall 
be biennial as now by law provided, shall be required or pub- 
lished with respect to the business or recommendations of either 
board after the union of both, as one board, shall have been per- 
fected in accordance with the purpose of this act. JS'o more than 
two members of the board of library comm'ssioners shall be ap- 
pointed from one political party. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take takes^effe^ct 
effiict upon its passage. *^" v^^^^s^- 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



502 



Chapter 8. 
CHAPTER 8. 



[1901 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4, CHAPTER 40 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO fflE POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS. 

Section l. Towns autliorized to distribute literature calling attention to their 
resources and advantages. 

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



Townsauthor- 
ized to dis- 
tribute litera- 
ture calling 
attention to 
their resour- 
ces and ad- 
vantages. 



Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 40 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by adding after the words " and other pub- 
lic places," in the twenty-third line of said section, the follow- 
ing: to issue and distribute circulars, pamphlets, photographs, 
and other written or printed matter calling attention to the re- 
sources and natural advantages of said towns, so that said sec- 
tion as amended will read : 

Sect. 4. Towns may, at any legal meeting, grant and vote 
such sums of money as they shall judge necessary to support 
schools; to build and repair schoolhouses ; to maintain the poor; 
to lay out, build, and repair highways and sidewalks; to build 
and repair bridges; to light streets; to repair meeting-houses 
owned by the town so far as to render them useful for town 
purposes; to encourage volunteer enlistments in case of war or 
rebellion ; to procure and erect a monument or memorial build- 
ing to perpetuate the memory of such soldiers belonging thereto 
as may have sacrificed their lives in the service of their countrj-, 
including a suitable lot therefor and fence for its protection ; to 
defray the expense of decorating the graves of soldiers in the late 
Rebellion, not exceeding two hundred dollars yearly; to provide 
and maintain armories for military organizations stationed 
therein which form part of the New Hampshire National Guard 
or reserved militia, not exceeding two hundred dollars yearly 
for each organization ; to provide means for the extinguishment 
of fires; to establish and maintain public libraries and reading- 
rooms for the free use of all the inhabitants of the town ; to 
establish cemeteries, and parks or commons, and to improve 
the same; to provide and maintain receiving-tombs; to set 
out and care for shade and ornamental trees in highways, 
cemeteries, commons, and other public places ; to issue and dis- 
tribute circulars, pamphlets, photographs, and other written or 
printed matter calling attention to the resources and natural 
advantages of said towns; to provide and maintain suitable 
coasting and skating places, not exceeding five hundred dollars 
yearly; to procure the detection and apprehension of any person 
committing a felony therein ; to prepare and publish the history 
of the town; to maintain and record weather observations ; and 
for all necessary charges arising within the town ; but no money 
shall be raised or appropriated at any special town meeting ex- 
cept by vote by ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meet- 



1901] 



Chapter 9. 



503 



ing shall be equal in number to at least one half of the number 
of legal voters borne on the check-list of the town at the annual 
or biennial election next preceding such special meeting; and 
such check-list may be used at such meeting upon the request of 
ten legal voters of the town. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT TO PROTECT PUBLIC RIGHTS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Foi-eign corporation or club not to 
hold property for purpose of hunt- 
ing, etc., unless first incorporated 
by legislature. 

Public waters, what are. No person 
or corporation to have exclusive 
privileges therein. 



Section 

3. Supreme court may restrain viola- 

tions of act by injunction. 

4. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 

5. Not to be construed as abandonment 

of state's riglii in ponds contain- 
ing between ten and twenty aci'es. 



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



Section 1. l!^o foreign corporation, association, club, or simi-^oi'ei?"cor- 

.. iniiTi r ' • -K^ poration not 

lar organization shall hold or hereafter acquire property m IN ew to hold prop- 
Hampshire for the purpose of hunting, fishing, sporting, or pol^^of'^"^"' 
recreation, without first becoming incorporated by the legisla-}Jn5es"|Vst^' 

ture of this state. incorporated by legislature. 

Sect. 2. All natural bodies of fresh water having an area ofpubucwaters, 
twenty acres or more are public waters, and are held in trust by no person or 
the state for public use ; and no foreign or domestic corporation to ilavTex-^ 
or individual shall have or exercise in any such body of water cinsiveprivi- 
any rights or privileges not common to all citizens of this state. 

Sect. 3. The supreme court shall have j)ower by injunction or supreme 
other appropriate process to restrain any corporation, associu- enjoin^ioia- 
tion, club, or similar organization, and any member, servant, or^^°°^' 
agent thereof, from occupying, using, or enjoying any property 
held or acquired in this state in violation of the provisions of 
this act. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing^ 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take takes effect on 
effect upon its passage. passage. 

Sect. 5. Nothing herein contained shall be construed as an No abandon-^ 
abandonment or waiver of any right of the state in fresh water ™|ht?npomi9 
ponds containing between ten and twenty acres. twe^nty^acres. 

[Approved February 14, 1901.] 



604 



Chapters 10, 11. 



[1901 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT RELATING 
TO DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS," PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION, 

1899. 

Section 1. Punishment of owner of dojj in certain cases. 

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



Punishment SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 28 of the Laws of 1899 is 
dogTn certain hereby amended by striking out the words " wild or domestic" 
in the fourth line and inserting before the word "creature" 
in said fourth line the word domestic, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : 

Section 1. Any owner of a dog to whom notice has been 
given that such dog, when at large,' had been discovered pursu- 
ing or harassing nioose, caribou, deer, or sheep, or injuring any 
do'mestic creature, shall be fined five dollars for the second and 
each subsequent occasion on which said dog shall be so dis- 
covered; and if any dog, at any time, shall maim, injure, or de- 
stroy 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. 

[Approved February 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 11. 



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



Salary of 
solicitor of 
Carroll 
county. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Salary of solicitor of CarroU county 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the salary of tlie solicitor of the county of 
Carroll shall hereafter be four hundred dollars per annum, pay- 
able as now provided by law; and so much of section 17 of 
chapter 286 of the Public Statutes as is inconsistent with this 
act is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved February 14, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 12, 13. 605 

CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 7 OF CHAPTER 125 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELATION TO SEALERS OF WEIGHTS AND 

MEASURES. 



Section 
1. Duties of town sealers of weights 
and measures. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 7 of chapter 125 of the Public Statutes is Duties of 
hereby amended by striking out in the second line, after the ^^^®^^g°^^^^ 
word " year " and before the word " visit " the following words : measures, 
within three months next after the lirst of April, so that said 
section when amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 7. Every sealer of weights and measures in a town or 
city shall once in each year, within three months next after the 
first of April, visit and examine every place where scales or 
measures are used for the purchase or sale of any goods or com- 
modities, and shall examine all such scales or measures. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. on pa^slfje.* 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 110 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO SMALLPOX AND PESTILENTIAL 
DISEASES. 



Section 
1. Physicians to report to health officers 
or selectmen. 



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



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

Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 110 of the Public P^^y^^jf^^^"^ *« 
Statutes be amended by striking out all after the word " ofiicers," health officers 
in the fourth line of said section, and inserting instead thereof °^ selectmen, 
the following : or in their absence, to the selectmen of the 
town. If any physician shall neglect so to do, he shall be fined 
one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding ninety 
days, or both, so that said section as amended shall read : 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of every physician who attends 
upon any person infected with the smallpox, the malignant 
cholera, diphtheria, scarlet fever, or other malignant pestilential 



506 



CUAPTER 14. 



[1901 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



disease, immediately to report the same to the health officers, or, 
in their absence, to the selectmen of the town. If any 
physician shall neglect so to do, he shall be fined one hundred 
dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding ninety days, or both. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take efiect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE FISH HATCHERIES OF THE STATE AND TO 
THE MATTER OF THE PROPAGATION OF FISH. 



Section 

1. Certain flsli hatcheries to be abol- 

ished. 

2. Remaining hatcheries to be changed 

and improved. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Certain 
hatcheries to 
be abolished. 



Remaining 
hatcheries to 
be changed 
and im- 
proved. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The fish and game commissioners are hereby 
authorized and empowered to abolish and dispose of such of 
the fish hatcheries of the state as, in the opinion of the governor 
and council, should be abolished; and they are hereby directed 
to turn the funds resulting from such sales into the state treas- 
ury. 

Sect. 2. Said commissioners are further authorized and em- 
powered, subject to the approval of the governor and council, to 
so change and improve the remaining hatcheries as to enable 
them to rear the fry hatched therein to fingerlings before 
placing them into the waters of the state ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon any sums in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, to defray the necessary ex- 
pense of such improvements. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 15. 
CHAPTER 15. 



507 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF SCHOLARS WHO 
ESCAPE FROM THE ' INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 



Section 

4. Right of trustees to clisoharge scholar 

not affected. 

5. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Section 

1. Escape fi-om industrial school, how 

punished. 

2. If committed during term of minor- 

ity, escape punishable how. 

3. If original sentence was confinement 

in state prison, such order to be 
made by supreme court. 



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



ishable how. 



Section 1. Any minor lawfully committed to the industrial Escape from 
school, who shall escape or depart therefrom without the con- seJ^ooj^f/o^ 
sent of the trustees or the superintendent of said school, may, puiiisiieci. 
upon conviction thereof, be ordered by the court before whom 
said ofl'ender shall be brought to be kept and instructed in said 
school for a term not exceeding six months in addition to the 
term set forth in the original order for his or her committal to 
said school, provided said additional term shall not extend be- 
yond such scholar's arriving at the age of twenty-one years. 

Sect. 2. Any minor who has been committed to the indus- if committed 
trial school for the term of during minority, and escaping or de- of"mmority! 
parting therefrom as mentioned in section 1 of this act, may escape 
upon conviction thereof be punished therefor after the expira- 
tion of the term in the industrial school by imprisonment in the 
house of correction to which such minor was originally sentenced 
for a term not exceeding sixty days. 

Sect. 3. In case the original sentence was confinement inif original 
state prison, such order shall be made by the supreme court. tostatepris^'' 

on, such order to be made by supreme court. 

Sect. 4. ISTothing in this act shall prevent the discharge of aRightoftrus- 
scholar by the trustees in their discretion, as now provided by ^®^^^*^^i^- 
law. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- clause; act 
sage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



harge 
scholar not 
affected. 



608 



Chapter 16. 
CHAPTER 16. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESTRICTION OF COMMUNICABLE 

DISEASES. 



Section 

1. Physicians may quarantine dwell- 

ings in case of infectious or con- 
tagious disease. 

2. Every person to report malignant 

communicable disease existing in 
liis household. 

3. Health officers to establish quaran- 

tine after notice. 

4. Quarantined premises to be pla- 

carded. 

5. Local health officers to report to 

state board of health. 



Section 

6. Health officers to disinfect premises, 

■when and how. 

7. Infected or exposed child not to at- 

tend scliool. 

8. Local health officers to attend meet- 

ings of state board of health when 
requested. 

9. Violation of provisions and regu- 

lations thereunder, penalty. 
10. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Physicians 
may quaran- 
tine dwell- 



Every person 
to report cer- 
tain diseases 
in bis house- 
hold. 



Health 
officers to es- 
tablish quar- 
antine after 
notice. 



Quai-antine 
premises to 
be placarded. 



Section 1. A physician called upon to attend a sick person, 
and who finds the cause of such sickness to be of a contagious 
or infectious character and the general public likely to be 
endangered thereby, may quarantine such person's residence at 
once and report the fact to the board of health. Such quaran- 
tine shall continue in force until relieved or revoked by the 
board of health. 

Sect. 2. Whenever any person knows or has reason to be- 
lieve that any member of his family or household (boarder, 
roomer, or visitor) has either smallpox, diphtheria, membranous 
croup, scarlet fever, typhoid fever, measles, or any other malig- 
nant communicable disease, he shall, within twenty-four hours, 
if no physician is in attendance, give notice thereof to the local 
board of health of the town or city in which he resides, and such 
notice shall be given either verbally to one of the health officers, 
or by a communication addressed to the board of health and 
duly mailed within the time specified. 

S'ect. 3. The board of health, upon being notified of the exis- 
tence of either of the four diseases first named in section 2, or of 
other malignant pestilential disease, shall immediately quaran- 
tine the infected house, premises, or rooms, so as efiectually to 
isolate the case, and the family if necessary, in such a manner 
as will prevent the spread of the disease. 

Sect. 4. Whenever a house, tenement, or room is placed in 
quarantine, a placard shall be posted in a conspicuous position, 
giving the name of the disease and also containing the following 
quarantine order : " All persons are strictly forbidden to enter 
or leave these premises without special permit from the board of 
health. All persons are strictly forbidden to remove this card 
without orders from the board of health." 



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Sect. 5. Upon the appearance of either of the diseases named ^j°'^^'^\.^^®^\^^^_ 
in section 2 in any town or city in the state, the board of health poit^to state 
shall make an immediate report to the state board of health '^°'^^"'^- 
upon blanks furnished for that purpose, and shall there- 
after make a weekly report as long as the disease continues, 
stating number of cases, number of infected houses, fatality, 
and such other facts as may be required by the state board of 
health. 

Sect. 6. At a proper time after the convalescence or ^leath H^aith^ ^^ ^^.^ 
of the infected person or persons, the board of health shall cause fntea prem- " 
the infected premises to be thoroughly disinfected and cleansed, Jfowr^^'' '^"'^ 
so as effectually to destroy all contagion, said work to be carried 
out according to methods indorsed and recommended b}^ the 
state board of health, after which the said premises may be 
released from quarantine. 

Sect. 7. No parent, guardian, person, or persons having the infected or 
custody of any child, shall permit such child, if infected with any cMid^not to 
communicable disease, or has been exposed to such, to attend '^"*'''*^^''^'°°^- 
any public or private school. 

Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of a health officer, or a repre-Loc^^J^ health 
sentative of a local board of health, to attend a meeting of the attend 
state board of health, when requested by the latter, for consulta- ^Ite^boaid. 
tion in the restriction and prevention of contagious and infec- 
tious diseases, or for the consideration of other important san- 
itary matters. 

Sect. 9. Any person who knowingly violates an}- provision vioia,tion8 of 
of this chapter, or any regulation established by authority of aid^regu?!- 
this chapter, shall be punished by a fine of ten dollars for eachauy!' ^^^' 
offense. 

Sect. 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- takes effect 

sage. on passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4, CHAPTER 40 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS. 

Section l. Towns may raise money to defray expenses of observing Old Home Week. 

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



Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 40 of the Public Statutes Towns may 
be amended by inserting after the words " weather observations " to defray"ex- 
the following : to defray the expenses of observing Old Home s|i^^fng°oid^" 
Week, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Ho™e week. 



510 Chapter 17. [1901 

Sect. 4. Towns may, at any legal meeting, grant and vote 
such sums of money as they shall judge necessary to support 
schools; to build and repair schoolhouses ; to maintain the 
poor; to lay out, build, and repair highways and sidewalks; to 
build and repair bridges; to light streets; to repair meeting- 
houses owned by the town so far as to render them useful for 
town purposes ; to encourage volunteer enlistments in case of 
war or rebellion; to procure and erect a monument or memorial 
building to perpetuate the memory of such soldiers belonging 
thereto as may have sacrificed their lives in the service of their 
country, including a suitable lot therefor and fence for its pro- 
tection ; to defray the expense of decorating the graves of sol- 
diers in the late Rebellion, not exceeding two hundred dollars 
yearly ; to provide and maintain armories for military organiza- 
tions stationed therein which form part of the New Hampshire 
l^ational Guard or reserved militia, not exceeding two hundred 
dollars yearly for each organization ; to provide means for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires; to establish and maintain public libraries 
and reading-rooms for the free use of all the inhabitants of the 
town; to establish cemeteries, and parks or commons, and to 
improve the same; to provide and maintain receiving-tombs; 
to set out and care for shade and ornamental trees in high- 
ways, cemeteries, commons, and other public places ; to pro- 
vide and maintain suitable coasting and skating places, not 
exceeding five hundred dollars yearly ; to procure the detection 
and apprehension of any person committing a felony therein ; 
to prepare and publish the history of the town ; to maintain 
and record weather observations; to defray the expenses of 
observing Old Home Week ; and for all necessary charges 
arising within the town ; but no money shall be raised or 
appropriated at any special town meeting except by vote by 
ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall be 
equal in number to at least one half of the number of legal 
voters borne on the check-list of the town at the annual or bien- 
nial election next preceding such special meeting; and such 
check-list m.ay be used at such meeting upon the request of 
ten legal voters of the town. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



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Chapters 18, 19. 



511 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 77 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1899, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE SCHOOL PRIVI- 
LEGES OF THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE STATE." 



Skction 
1. state not to pay one half of salary 
of superintendent of schools of 
cities. 



S ECTION 

Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. 



p,, school super- 
'^^^" intendentsof 



Amend section 3 of chapter 77 of the Laws ofstatenotto 
1899, by striking out the words "whose equalized valuation saiary^oT^ '^ 
does not exceed $2,000,000," and adding after the word 
titled" in the last line thereof the words, This section shall cities. 
not apply to cities, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : 

Sect. 3. Any town or special district which shall unite 
wdth one or more districts to form a supervisory district which 
shall employ as superintendent, at an annual salary, a person 
holding a permanent state teacher's certificate and shall certify 
through its chairman and secretary such facts to the state treas- 
urer, 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 treasurer of each town in said supervisory district, 
upon sworn statement of the state superintendent of public 
instruction certifying as to what amount each town is entitled. 
This section shall not apply to cities. 

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



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 19. 



an act in amendment of section 2, CHAPTER 93 OF the pub- 
lic statutes, relating to scholars. 

Section 1. Children to be vaccinated before attending parochial or private schools. 

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



Section 1. Section 2, chapter 93 of the Public Statutes is children to be 
hereby amended by inserting in the first line, after the word^^?^.!" 



before attend- 



" pubHc," the following words, parochial, or private, and after '"gpai-ocinai 
the last w^ord in the section the words, and this section shall be schooYs^'^^ 



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Chapters 20, 21. 



[1901 



enforced by the board of health, so that the section as amended 
shall read : 

Sect. 2. ISTo child shall attend any public, parochial, or pri- 
vate school unless he has been vaccinated or has had the small- 
pox, and this section shall be enforced by the board of health. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE USE OF MACHINES INTENDED FOR THE 
PURPOSE OF WINNING MONEY OR OTHER THING BY CHANCE OR 
HAZARD. 



Section 
1. Slot machines for winning money 
declared to be gambling imple- 
ments. 



Section 
a. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Slot machines 
for winning 
money de- 
clared gam- 
bling imple- 
ments. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Any slot machine or other machine or appliance 
intended for the purpose of winning money or any other thing 
by chance or hazard is hereby declared to be a gambling imple- 
ment, and all laws relating to gambling implements shall be 
deemed and taken to include all such machines and appliances 
as aforesaid. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 21. 



AN act relating TO INSANE CRIMINALS. 



Section 

1. Criminal pleading insanity may be 

committed to state asylum for ex- 
amination. 

2. If not of sufficient means, to be sup- 

ported by state. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause ; act takes efTect on 
passage. 



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



Criminal SECTION 1. When a persou is indicted for any oifense, or 

?antty may be is Committed to jail on any criminal charge to await the action 
com^tted to Qf ^Y^Q grand jury, any justice of the court before which he is to 
examination, be tried, if a plea of insanity is made in court, or said justice is 



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Chapter 22. 



513 



notified that such plea will be made, may, in term time or vaca- 
tion, order such person into the care and custody of the su- 
perintendent of the state asylum for the insane, to be detained 
and observed by him until further order of the court, that the 
truth or falsity of the plea may be ascertained. 

Sect. 2. The person so committed shall be there supported ^[J^°*^^|^J- 
at his own expense, if he has sufficient means; otherwise, at the state to sup-' 
expense ot the state. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^j|p||1^^|j. 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its takes effect 

•^ ^ ^ on passage. 

passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 19, CHAPTER 175 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE RETURN OF THE RECORD OF 
DIVORCES BY CLERKS OF THE SUPREME COURT TO THE REGISTRAR 
OF VITAL STATISTICS. 



Section 
1. Clerks of court to make return of 
divoi-ces to registrar of vital sta- 
tistics. 



Section 
2. Fees of clerks to be paid by counties. 



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



Section 1. The clerks of the supreme court shall, as soon ascierk-sof 
possible after the passage of this act, return to and upon cards or porrdi'^o^i^es 
blanks furnished by the registrar of vital statistics a record of ^'J ^fgf ^g^j.|^jjg_ 
all divorces now in their office decreed since June 1, 1858, giv- tics, 
ing the full Christian and surname and residence of the parties, 
the date of the decree, together with the date and place of mar- 
riage if the same is set forth in the libel, and at the close of each 
term hereafter they shall make like return of the divorces 
granted by the court. 

Sect. 2. County clerks shall receive ten cents for the return Fees to be 
of each divorce, to be paid by the county in which said divorce counties, 
occurs, and the treasurer of any county shall, upon presentation 
of the bill for such services duly approved by the county com- 
missioners, draw his warrant therefor. 



[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



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Chapter 23. 
CHAPTER 23. 



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AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A LABORATORY OF HYGIENE. 



Section 

1. State board of health may establish 

laboratory of hygiene. 

2. Board to employ chemist. 

3. Examination m cases of disease. 

4. Board may publish quarterly bulle- 

tin of work. 



Laboratory investigations free to 

people of this state. 
Appropriation for laboratory and 

expenses. 
Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted lij tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



s^ate^boai'd ot SECTION 1. The state boarcl of health is authorized to establish 

establish and equip a laboratory with the proper and necessary apparatus, 

hygien\°^^°* utcusils, and instruments for the chemical and bacteriological 

examination of water supplies, milk, food products, drugs, etc., 

and the investigation of cases and suspected cases of diphtheria, 

typhoid fever, tuberculosis, pneumonia, malaria, glanders, and 

other infectious and contagious diseases. 

piorcheS. Sect. 2. The said board shall employ a chemist, and shall, as 

far as practicable, make investigations and analyses of public 

w^ater supplies, and of foods and drinks offered for sale in our 

markets, and shall conduct investigations along these lines, with 

a view to discovering adulterated and fraudulent products, and 

shall enforce the law relative to the same, as provided for in 

chapter 269 of the Public Statutes. 

Sect. 3. The board shall also provide for the bacteriological 
examination of cases and suspected cases of diphtheria, typhoid 
fever, tuberculosis, glanders, and such other diseases as it may 
deem necessary, including any diseased condition that may be 
found in slaughtered animals, and in cases of infectious diseases 
shall report its findings immediately, by telegraph or telephone, 
to the physician requesting the same. 

Sect. 4. The state board of health may publish quarterly in a 
tei-^y bulletin, bulletin the results of the analytical w^ork done in said labora- 
tory, naming fraudulent and adulterated articles of food found' 
on sale in this state, together with such other information relat- 
ing to sanitary matters as it may deem advisable, and the said 
board shall conduct its investigations along such lines as it may 
deem to be for the greatest public utility. It shall make 
special investigations into the character and quality of the water 
supplies of any locality in the state when requested by any 
board of water commissioners, board of health, or by consumers. 
Sect. 5. All investigations conducted in the said laboratory 
shall be free to the people of this state. 

Sect. 6. The sum of two thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated for the purpose of procuring the proper and necessary 
apparatus, utensils, and instruments for the equipment of such 
laboratory, and the sum of five thousand dollars, or as much 
thereof as may be needed, is hereby appropriated for each of the 



Examination 
in case ot 
disease. 



Board may 

publish quar 



Laboratory 
investiga- 
tions free. 

Appropria- 
tion for labo- 
ratory and 
expenses. 



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Chapter 24. 



years 1901 and 1902 to pay the necessary expenses of said labo- 
ratory, the purchase of suppUes, and. such other incidentals as 
may be required, which sums shall be expended under the 
supervision and direction of the state board of health, and all 
expenditures shall be audited by the governor and council. 
Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



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Takes effect 



CHAPTER 24. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE JUDICIAL DISTRICTS AND TO THE TERMS 
OF COURT IN GRAFTON COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Laws cvealing judicial districts in 

Grafton county repealed. 

2. Provision saving actions pending 

according to former laws. 
Terms of supreme court for Grafton 

county. 
Provision saving writs returnable 

and business in order according 

to former laws. 



3. 



4. 



Section 

5. When grand juries shall attend . 

6. Provision for continuances. 

7. Petit jurors, from what towns sum- 

moned. 

8. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. So much of chapter 21 of the Public Statutes andj^^Y^^.cre^f mg 
so much of any other existing act or law as divides the county tricts in Graf- 

/i^r. ••T-TT'-i 1 11 ton county 

of Grafton into judicial districts is hereby repealed. repealed. 

Sect. 2. All writs, process, and other court proceedings now Provision 
pending in the supreme court for either of the judicial districts tfongfjending 
as heretofore existing shall be in order and treated as pending ^tf^^:^l\}'^s^° 
the next term of the supreme court for the county of Grafton at 
the time and place therefor herein provided, the same as if 
originally made returnable there and then or previously con- 
tinued thereto, and after the passage of this act all writs and 
other process to be entered in said court in said county shall be 
made returnable at the next term for which due notice or service 
can be given or made. 

Sect. 3. The terms of said court for the county of Grafton J«^™« «^f^^;^J- 
shall be held as follows, viz.: On the first Tuesday in May atfor^«i^fton 
Plymouth ; on the second Tuesday in September at Haverhill ; 
on the third Tuesday in November at Lebanon. A term shall 
also be held on the third Tuesday of February, at which writs 
and process may be entered, actions defaulted or nonsuited, 
answers made, orders considered and determined, trials had by 
agreement on issues to the court, and judgments ordered. A 



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[1901 



Provision 

saving writs 
returnable 
and business 
in order ac- 
cording to 
former laws. 



When grand 
juries shall 
attend. 



Provision for 
continuances 



Petit jurors; 
fron:i what 
towns sum- 
moned. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



jury or juries ma}- be summoned for attendance at said term only 
for extraordinary cause in the discretion of the court. Said 
February term shall be held at Haverhill in 1902, at Plymouth 
in 1903, at Lebanon in 1904, and thereafterwards at those places 
in rotation in the same order. 

Sect. 4. All writs or other process issued or made returnable, 
prior to the time when this act shall take eftect, to any term of 
said court in either of said judicial districts as heretofore 
existing shall be in order and treated as duly returnable at the 
first term occurrins: under the provisions of this act. All 
business which would be in order or pending before said court 
at the next term in each of the said judicial districts as hereto- 
fore existing shall be in order and pending for disposition in 
said first term under the provisions of this act, the same as if 
originally continued to, entered, pending, or in order for dispo- 
sition in it. If notice or service in any proceeding shall have 
been given of the entry or pendency of any writ, petition, bill, 
or other process for any term other than the first term provided 
for by this act, new notice maybe ordered and served as justice 
may require. Trial of causes pending in said court for said 
county shall be had in the judicial district, as heretofore existing, 
in which the parties or either of them reside, provided that the 
court for cause may order a trial in any district as heretofore 
existing, subject to such terms as the court may deem equitable. 

Sect. 5. Grand juries shall be summoned for attendance at 
each of said terms provided for by this act, unless the court or 
some justice thereof in vacation, at the request of the attorney- 
general and solicitor, shall seasonably advise the clerk of court 
for said count}' that the summoning of a grand jury, for the next 
term following the date of such advice, is not required. 

Sect. 6. Continuances of matters and things pending before 
■ said court at any of the terms provided for by this act, unless 
such matters and things are to be disposed of in vacation, shall 
be to the next term of said court wherever it shall be held under 
the provisions of this act in said count3^ 

Sect. 7. Jurors for service at each of the three places above 
specified may be summoned from the towns in the territory con- 
stituting the judicial district in which such shire town is situated, 
as such district existed at the time of the passage of this act. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take eflfect on its passage and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with its provisions are hereby re- 
pealed. 

[Approved February 20, 1901. J 



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Chapter 25. 
CHAPTER 25. 



517 



AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 17, 38, 40, 98, 102, AND 130 OF 
CHAPTER 59 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1895, IN RELATION TO 
THE MILITIA. 



Section 
1. Adjutant-general to applj' snms re- 
ceived for military property lost 
and destroyed, or sold and con- 
demned, to use of National Guard; 
regimental and battalion field and 
staff ; brigade commander and 
staff; officers may be ordered to 



Section 

purchase rations for enlisted men; 
pay for care of certain records ; 
officers may be placed on retired 
list after ten years' service. 
2. Repealing clause; act lakes effect on 
passage. 



Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 



Section 1. That sections 17, 38, 40, 98, 102, and 130 of Adjutant-^ 
chapter 59 of the Session Laws of 1895 shall be and hereby are appiy'certain 
amended. _ " ^Tffi^n^aT 

That section 17 shall be amended by adding thereto after ^"^^''• 
the word " expense," in the last line, the following words : 
All sums which have been or may hereafter be received by the 
adjutant-general for military property lost or destroyed, or con- 
demned and sold by authority of the commander-in-chief, shall 
be applied to the use of the National Guard by the adjutant- 
general, and shall be accounted for by him to the governor and 
council, so that said section shall read: 

Sect. 17. He shall deliver from the arsenals suitable camp 
equipage, tents, and utensils for use of a regiment or brigade, 
when a regimental or brigade encampment is ordered, and after 
such encampment receive and carefully keep the same for the 
use of troops next ordered into camp ; and if such equipage is 
not in the arsenals at the time of such encampment being 
ordered by the commander-in-chief, he shall purchase or pro- 
vide such camp equipage, tents, and utensils as ma}' be re- 
quired, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
the necessar}^ cost or expense. All sums which have been or 
may hereafter be received by the adjutant-general for military 
property lost or destroyed, or condemned and sold by authority 
of the commander-in-chief, shall be applied to the use of the 
National Guard by the adjutant-general and shall be accounted 
for by him to the governor and council. 

That section 38 shall be amended by striking out the words. Regimental 
"each with the rank of captain," after the word "chaplain" in I'^f^^tuf staff, 
the ninth line and the word " each " in the eleventh line, and 
inserting the words, each with the rank of captain, after the 
word " vacant " in the eleventh line, so that said section shall 
read: 

Sect. 38. To each regiment of infantry there shall be one 
colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, one major for each four com- 



518 Chapter 25. [1901 

panies, and a regimental staff, to be appointed by the colonel 
and removable at his pleasure, to consist of one surgeon with 
the rank of major, one assistant surgeon with the rank of captain, 
both of whom shall be graduates of some incorporated school of 
medicine and shall be practicing physicians, one paymaster who 
shall be the mustering officer and who shall give the bond re- 
quired in section 23, and one chaplain, one adjutant, one quarter- 
master who shall act as paymaster when the office of paymaster 
is vacant, each with the rank of captain, and one inspector of 
rifle practice, with the rank of first lieutenant, and a non-com- 
missioned staff, to consist of one sergeant-major, one quarter- 
master-sergeant, one commissary-sergeant, one hospital steward 
who shall be a registered pharmacist, one drummajor, and one 
chief trumpeter, who shall be regularly enlisted, 
malwerand" That scction 40 shall be amended by striking out the word 
staff. " and" after the word " counsellor-at-la\v " in the seventh line, 

and the words " one quartermaster" after the word " major " in 
the eighth line, and inserting the words, and one quarter- 
master, after the word " practice " in the eighth line, so that 
said section shall read : 

Sect. 40. To each brigade there shall be a brigadier-general, 
v.ho shall appoint and may remove at pleasure one assistant 
adjutant' general, one medical director who shall be a graduate 
of some incorporated school of medicine and a practicing 
physician, each with the rank of lieutenant-colonel; one assistant 
inspector-general who shall be the mustering officer for un- 
attached companies, one judge-advocate who shall be a coun- 
sellor-at-law, one inspector of rifle practice, and one quarter- 
master, each with the rank of major; one commissary, two aides- 
de-camp, each with the rank of captain ; and a non-commissioned 
staff consisting of one sergeant-clerk, one trumpeter, and one 
color-bearer, each of whom shall rank as sergeants of cavalry ; 
one quartermaster-sergeant, who shall rank as post quartermaster- 
sergeant; and one hospital steward who shall be a registered 
pharmacist, — all of whom shall be regularly enlisted. He shall 
also enlist, or cause to be enlisted, a signal corps and a hospi- 
tal corps. The assistant inspector-general of the brigade shall 
be liable to be detailed as assistant to the inspector-general, in 
which case he shall report directly to the inspector-general, 
oflacersmay That scction 98 shall be amended by adding to the section 
pmximse^m° after the word " dollars," in the last line, the words, provided 
listed m^en'?" ^^^^^ ^^^ commander-in-cliief may, in his discretion, order the 
proper officers to purchase and issue rations to the enlisted men 
during an encampment, in which case the actual cost of the 
rations for each man shall be deducted from his pay for atten- 
dance at such encampment, so that said section shall read : 

Sect. 98. The adjutant-general shall act as paymaster-gen- 
eral, and shall have the general charge and supervision of all ex- 
penses and pay for the militia in the service of the state. There 
shall be paid for attendance and performance of duty of such offi- 
cers and soldiers as shall be specially ordered for duty by the 



1901] Chapter 25. 519 

commander-in-chief, or to attend encampments, parades, and 
schools of instruction as provided in this title, to each the follow- 
ing sum for each day actually on duty, the inspector-general 
excepted : To brigadier-generals, seven dollars ; to colonels, six 
dollars; to lieutenant-colonels, five dollars; to majors, four dol- 
lars and. fifty cents; to captains mounted, four dollars; to cap- 
tains not mounted, three dollars and fifty cents; to lieutenants 
mounted, three dollars and fifty cents; to lieutenants not 
mounted, three dollars; to non-commissioned stafl" oflicers, two 
dollars and fifty cents; to first sergeants, two dollars and fifty 
cents; to band musicians, two dollars and fifty cents; to ser- 
geants and corporals, two dollars ; to musicians and privates, 
two dollars; provided, that the commander-in-chief may, in his 
discretion, order the proper oflicers to purchase and issue rations 
to the enlisted men during an encampment, in which case the 
actual cost of the rations for each man shall be deducted from 
his pay for attendance at such encampment. 

That section 102 shall be amended by striking out the word Pay for c.are 
"ten" after the word "records" in the third line and inserting vecm^is™ 
the word forty after the word " records " in the third line, so 
that said section shall read : 

Sect. 102. There shall be paid to the assistant adjutant- 
general of the brigade, and to each adjutant of regiments, for 
the care and preservation of records, forty dollars per annum. 

That section 130 shall be amended by adding thereto after the officers may 
word "service" in the last line the following words: Any |?|tfrld ^1 1°'' 
commissioned ofiicer who shall have served as such in the New ^^^^^^^.^l^^.^j^^. 
Hampshire National Guard continuously for a period of not less 
than ten years, may at his own request, or upon his honorable 
discharge from the service of the state, be placed upon the re- 
tired list, to be kept hereafter in the ofiice of the adjutant-general. 
Officers so retired shall receive no pay or allowance but are per- 
mitted to wear the uniform of their grade upon all public 
occasions, so that said section shall read : 

Sect. 130. The commander-in-chief is hereby authorized to 
confer upon such citizens of this state as shall have faithfully 
served as commissioned oflicers in the New Hampshire National 
Guard continuously for the term of fifteen years, a brevet rank 
of not more than one grade higher than the highest grade held 
by them during their term of service. Any commissioned oflfi- 
cer who shall have served as such in the New Hampshire 
National Guard continuously for a period of not less than ten 
years, may at his own request, or upon his honorable discharge 
from the service of the state, be placed upon the retired list, to 
be kept hereafter in the office of the adjutant-general. Oflicers 
so retired shall receive no pay or allowance but are permitted to 
wear the uniform of their grade upon all public occasions. 

Sect. 2. That all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent Repealing 
with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act takes effect 
shall take effect upon its passage. °'' ^^''^^''■ 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



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Chapter 26. 
CHAPTER 26. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2, CHAPTER 30, PUBLIC STATUTES, AND 
SECTION 12 OF CHAPTER 43 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, TO PRO- 
VIDE FOR THE COLLECTION AND COMPILATION OF ACCURATE STA- 
TISTICS OF PAUPERISM AND POOR RELIEF. 



Section 

1. County olBcers to prepare piinper 

statistics. 

2. Overseers of poor to prepare pauper 

statistics. 



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



County 
officers to pre 
pare pauper 
statistics. 



Overseers of 
poor to pre- 
pare pauper 

statistics. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 30 of the Public Sta- 
tutes, by striking out all after the word " aforesaid " and inserting 
in its place the following : And shall be prepared in a uniform 
manner alike in each county, so that accurate statistics can be 
compiled from tliem, to wit : Total cost of maintaining a county 
farm ; total amount of outdoor relief given ; number and list 
of paupers maintained at the farm, including number and list of 
insane, also the number and list of feeble-minded; and the 
number and list of prisoners, together with the cost per capita 
per week at the county farms, computed by the same method in 
each county ; number and list of people helped outside the farm 
and the towns in which they reside; and said county commis- 
sioners shall return such statistics to the state board of charities 
on or before the first day of October in each year, on blanks 
furnished by the board. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 12 of chapter 48 of the Public 
Statutes by adding thereto the following: And overseers of the 
poor shall keep full and accurate records of the paupers fully 
supported, the persons relieved and partially supported, and the 
travelers and vagrants lodged at the expense of their respective 
towns, together with the amount paid by them for such support 
and relief, and said overseers shall make an annual return of the 
number of said persons supported and relieved, with the cost of 
such support and relief, to the state board of charities on or be- 
fore the first day of October in each year, on blanks furnished 
by said board. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



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Chapters 27, 28. 



521 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 269 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE SALE OF POISONS. 

Section l. Sale of woven fabric or paper containing arsenic prohibited. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 269 of the Public Statutes is hereby saie of woven 
amended by adding thereto another section as follows : paper con- 

" Sect. 16. Any corporation, person, firm, or agent who shall ^^^"^°.gjfj|j*^- 
sell or offer for sale or exchange any woven fabric or paper con- ited. 
taining arsenic in any form, or any article of dress or of house- 
hold use composed wholly or in part of such woven fabric or 
paper, or any article of dress containing arsenic, shall, upon 
conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ; 
provided, however, that this section shall not apply to dress goods 
or articles of dress containing not more than one one-hundredth 
grain, nor to other matei^ial containing not more than one tenth 
grain of arsenic per square yard of the material." 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 28. 



AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN TERRITORY FROM THE TOWN OF LIVER- 
MORE AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF LINCOLN. 



Section 

1. Territory severed from Livermore 

and annexed to Lincoln. 

2. Indebtedness and pauper liability 

adjusted. 

3. Adjustment of taxes on polls and 

estates. 



Section 

4. Adjustment of public taxes. 

5. Takes effect upon performance of 

terms specified. 



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



Section 1. All that part of the town of Livermore, which is Territory 
drained by the East branch of the Pemigewasset river, and such L^v|rmore°™ 
of its tributaries as enter it at points above the northerlj^ line of »"<! annexed 
the town of Woodstock, is herebv severed from the town of ^ '"^*^° "' 



522 



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Indebtedness 
and pauper 
Uability ad- 
justed. 



Adjustment 
of taxes on 
polls and 
estates. 



Adjustment 
of public 

taxes. 



Livermore, and annexed to and made part of the town of 
Lincoln. The boundary lines of said annexed territory shall be 
established and marked with suitable monuments by a compe- 
tent civil engineer, to be agreed upon by the boards of selectmen 
of said towns; and in case of their failure to so agree, any 
justice of the supreme court, may, upon the petition of the 
selectmen of either of said towns, appoint some competent and 
disinterested civil engineer to establish and mark said boundary 
lines as aforesaid. It shall be the duty of the engineer who 
shall establish said boundary lines to make and tile in the office 
of the secretary of state, a complete return of his doings, 
together with a plan of the annexed territory ; and the bounda- 
ries so established shall be binding and conclusive upon each of 
said towns. The expense of establishing such new boundary 
lines shall be borne by the town of Lincoln. 

Sect. 2. Said town of Lincoln shall be accountable for and 
pay over to said town of Livermore the sum of two thousand 
and fifty dollars, with interest thereon from the first day of 
January, A. D. 1901 ; said sum being treated for the purposes 
of this act as the just share of said Lincoln in the net indebted- 
ness of said town of Livermore. And said town of Lincoln 
shall also pay two third parts of the expense for the relief and 
maintenance of the paupers who may, by reason of settlement 
heretofore gained, be chargeable to and supported by said town 
of Livermore. And in case the selectmen of said towns shall 
not agree with regard to the future support and maintenance of 
said paupers, any justice of the supreme court, upon the appli- 
cation of the selectmen of either of said towns, may appoint 
some suitable and disinterested referee, or referees, who, after 
notice and hearing, shall determine the same and make such 
award in writing, as they shall consider just, according to the 
provisions of this act ; which award shall be binding and 
conclusive. 

Sect, 3. All taxes assessed for the fiscal years of 1899 and 
1900 upon the polls and estates of persons residing within the 
limits of the territory annexed to the town of Lincoln, and upon 
estates of non-residents in said territory, shall, before this act 
shall take efiect, be paid to the treasurer of the town of Liver- 
more, by the persons against whom said taxes have been 
assessed,*^ and shall be applied, the same as if this act had not 
been passed. 

Sect. 4. Of every thousand dollars of public taxes hereafter to 
be raised, the proportion which the said town of Livermore 
shall pay, and for which the treasurer shall issue his warrant, 
shall be forty-two cents, and the proportion which said town of 
Lincoln shall pay, and for which the treasurer shall issue his 
warrant, shall be one dollar and eighty-three cents, and the 
town of Lincoln shall also pay two thirds of all taxes assessed 
by the county of Grafton upon the property now embraced 
within the limits of said town of Livermore. And the treasurer 
of the county of Grafton shall issue his warrant for the pay- 
ment of said two thirds against the town of Lincoln, 



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Chapter 29. 



523 



Sect. 5. This act shall take efiect upon the performance of Takes effect 
the matters and things above specified, as conditions on which foi^amfe of 
it shall take efiect; but it shall be of no efiect if such perform- ''°'''^^^*°'^'- 
ance shall not be accomplished within six months frc^m the end 
of this session of the General Court. If this act shall fail to 
take efiect according to the terms aforesaid, then the proper 
town officers of the town of Livermore shall have authority to 
correct and revise the assessment of persons and property of 
Livermore according to the conditions existing by reason of 
such failure of this act; which revised assessment shall be bind- 
ing upon said persons and property, as if legally made at the 
usual time of making assessments upon persons and property 
within said town. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATIVE TO THE TIMES AND PLACES FOR HOLDING 
COURTS OF probate; REPEALING CHAPTER 43 OF THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1899. 



SECTION 

1. Terms of probate court for Rocking- 
ham county. 



Section 
2. Takes effect May 1, 1001. 



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



Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 184 of the Public Statutes is Terms of 
hereby amended by striking out all of said section after the sec- fn R^J'cking"'"'' 
ond line and inserting instead the following: imm county. 

For the county of Rockingham,— at Exeter, on the fourth 
Tuesday of each month except August ; at Portsmouth on the 
first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and N'o- 
vember ; at Derry on the first Tuesday of February and Octo- 
ber, on the second Tuesday of June, and on the third Tuesday 
of December; at Raymond on the first Tuesday of April and 
December, and on the third Tuesday of July. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efifect on and after the 1st day of Takes effect 
May, 1901. Mayi,i9oi. 

[Approved February 27, 1901,] 



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Chapters 30, 31. 



[1901 



CHAPTER 30. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 10 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, AND TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. New name substituted in laws. 



Name 
changed. 



New name 
substituted. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 10 of tlie Public Statutes is 
hereby amended by striking out the words " Asykim for the 
Insane," and inserting in place thereof the words State Hospi- 
tal, so that, when amended, the section will read : The Asy- 
lum for the Insane at Concord is a corporation under the name of 
the JSTew Hampshire State Hospital. 

Sect. 2. Wherever the words "JSTew Hampshire Asylum for 
the Insane" occur in the subsequent sections of chapter 10, and 
in laws passed in amendment thereof, the words New Hamp- 
shire State Hospital shall be substituted. 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTEK 31. 



AN ACT IN relation TO THE NEAV HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOR THE 
INSANE. 



Section 
1. Appropriation of S15,000 for New 
Hampshire Asylum lor the Insane. 



Section 
2. Takes eflect on passage. 



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

Appropria- SECTION 1. That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars be 
lor Asyfnm*'° ^^^ hereby is appropriated to the New Hampshire Asylum 
forinsane. for the lusauc to enable said asylum to erect upon its farm a 
house for its head farmer; to construct new fireproof elevator 
shafts and elevators in the several buildings occupied by 
patients; to construct in the former laundry building a new- 
room for a bakery, and purchase two continuous baking ovens ; 
to renew the floors and ceilings in the Kent building, and the 
floor in the sewing-room ; to introduce new plumbing in the 
administration and chapel buildings; to construct a fireproof 
stairway and fire-escape from the chapel building and the apart- 
ments in the building adjoining thereto used by employees ; and 
that the governor be hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum to be paid out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

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



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



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Chapters 32, 33. 



525 



CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 1 AND 2 OF CHAPTER 126 OF 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO SALES OF CERTAIN ARTICLES. 



Section 

1. Weight of bread regulated; penalty 
for unlaTvful sale. 



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



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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of said chapter by inserting be- weight of 
tween the words "one " and " two" in the second line of saidK^^''^'®^"-,, 

1 n T ^ n 1 i • /-> lated ; penalty 

section the words one and one halt, and amend section 2 ot for unlawful 
said chapter by striking out all after the word ''shall" in the^^'^" 
second line of" said section and inserting the words, weigh less 
than the requirements of the preceding section, he shall be fined 
ten dollars for each offense, so that sections 1 and 2 shall read 
as follows : 

Section 1. Loaves of soft bread offered for sale shall weigh 
either half a pound, or one, one and a half, two, three, or four 
pounds each ; and soft biscuits shall weigh either four or eight 
ounces each. 

Sect. 2. If any one shall sell or offer for sale any loaves of 
soft bread or any soft biscuits that shall weigh less than the 
requirements of the preceding section, he shall be fined ten dol- 
lars for each oftense. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- takerefiect 
sage. """"" 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF PUBLIC WEIGHERS 
AND DEFINING THEIR POWERS AND DUTIES. 



Public weighers, appointment and 

tenure of ofKce. 
To weigh coal and hay at expense of 

seller. 
Not to act if party to sale, or servant 

of party. 
Sale to town, certiflcate of weight by 

seller. 



SECiT ION 

5. Merchandise other than coal or hay, 

buyer may require certificate. 

6. Fees of weighers. 

7. Towns may erect scales. 

8. Penalty for violations. 

9. In force only where adopted. 

10. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Public 
weighers, ap- 



Section 1. Any town or city may appoint one or more po'tatment 
public weighers of coal or other 'merchandise. Such weighers ^fl'^ce?""''^ °* 



526 Chapter 315. [1901 

shall be appointed in towns by the board of selectmen and in 

cities by the body which appoints the city sealers of wei^^hts and 

measures, and shall hold office during the term of office of the 

body by which they are appointed, and until their successors 

are chosen and qualified, subject, however, to removal at any 

time by the body from which they derive their appointment. 

To weigh coal Sect. 2. All coal and hay sold by weight in any city OF town 

pense^of'^* ^^ adopting the provisions of this act shall be weighed by one of 

seller. g^ieli public wcighers, at the expense of the seller. The weigher 

shall deliver to the seller or his agent, a certificate of the weight 

of all merchandise weighed by him, which certificate shall be 

delivered by the seller to the buyer or his agent at the time of 

the delivery of such merchandise. The weigher shall keep a 

record of all such certificates, which record shall at all times be 

open to inspection by any person interested therein. 

Not-toactif Sect. 3. E"o person shall act as a public weigher of coal or 

or'^serV^am of othcr merchandise of which he is either the buyer or seller, or 

party. g^ servant or agent of the buyer or seller, or in the sale whereof 

he has any interest. 
Sale to town, Sect. 4. Every person selling to an}'- city or town bj^ weight 
seuei\°^*^ ^^ 'iny merchandise the weight whereof is more than one hundred 
pounds, shall furnish therewith the certificate of a public weigher 
of said city or town at his own expense. 
Merciiandise Sect. 5. Any pcrsou, uot a city or town, purchasing by 
coafor^my, Weight any merchandise the weight whereof is more than one 
?Muh-e°cer huiulred pounds, other than coal or hay, may require therewith 
the certificate of a public weigher of the city or town in which 
such purchaser resides, such certificate to be delivered with said 
merchandise at the expense of the seller. 

Sect. 6. Public weighers shall be paid such fees, not exceed- 
weigbers. .^^^ ^^^^ cciits for cacli Weighing and the certificate and record 
thereof, as shall be prescribed by the body by which they are 
appointed, which shall be in full for the use of their scales, for 
the certificates furnished by them, for the recording thereof, and 
for all services performed by them in their official capacity. 
Towns may Sect. 7. Any city or town may appropriate money for and 
may erect and maintain public scales within the limits of any 
public highway, or on any lands leased or purchased by them of 
the owners, and shall have power for this purpose to lease or 
purchase such lands or to take them in the same manner as 
lands are taken for public highways. 
Penalty for Segt. 8. Any persou who shall sell an}^ merchandise without 
"'"'"* furnishing therewith the certificate of a public weigher as re- 

quired by the provisions of this act, or any public weigher who, 
on tender to him of his lawful fees, shall refuse to perform any 
duty imposed upon him by the provisions of this act, shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars, 
injorceoniy Sect. 9. This act shall be in force only in such^ cities and 
towns as shall, by lawful vote of the town or of the city council, 
adopt its provisions. When lawfully adopted in any city or 
town, it shall continue in force until the vote by which it was 
adopted shall be rescinded. 



require cer 
tiflcate. 



Fees of 



violations. 



where 
adopted 



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Chapter 34. 



527 



Sect. 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the ^i^p®!^^"^!^ 
provisions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take ^i^tes effect 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 34. 



AN ACT RELATING TO ACCEPTANCE OF DONATION OF LANDS IN 
CARROLL COUNTY FOR PUBLIC USE AND PROVIDING FOR CARE OF 
SAME. 



Section 

1. state may accept convej-ance of Ca- 

thedral and. "White Horse ledges 
and hold same for public use. 

2. Board of custodians to manage and 

care for property. 

3. Board to choose chairman and clerk, 

and make report. 



Section 
i. Board may make rules and regula- 
tions for protection of property. 

5. Punishment for violation of rules 

and regulations. 

6. Board may receive, invest, and ex- 

pend funds donated. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The secretary of state is hereby authorized and state may 
empowered, on behalf of the state, from time to time to receive cathedral and 
from Daniel Merriman and others deeds of gift conveying to ^(^gg^g anJf ^ 
the state the Cathedral and White Horse ledges, so called, and i^oid.same for 
lands contiguous thereto, situate in the towns of Conway, and^*^ 
Bartlett, and Hale's Location, and any other lands in Carroll 
county suitable for the uses hereinafter specified and dedicated 
to such uses by the donors thereof, — the same to be held by the 
state for the public use and benefit, and perpetually preserved 
for such uses free from all impairment, depredation, or deface- 
ment. 

Sect. 2. The management, improvement, and care of all Management 
property conveyed to the state as aforesaid shall be vested in ayes^edm"^*^ 
board of three custodians, to be appointed by the governor with^^^>';^j°^°"^' 
the advice of the council, and to serve without salary. Two, at 
least, of such board shall be residents of said Conway or Bart- 
lett, and one may be a non-resident taxpayer in either of said 
towns. The first members of the board shall be appointed for 
two, four, and six years respectively, and their successors shall 
thereafter be appointed for terms of six years. 

Sect. 3. Said board of custodians shall choose from their Board^to^^_^^ 
number a chairman and a clerk, and shall cause a correct record man and 
of their proceedings to be kept. They shall, when required by make reiwrt. 
the governor and council, make a full report of all their ofl&cial 
acts and of the condition of the property in their charge. 



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Chapter 35. 



[1901 



May make 
rules and 
regulations. 



Punishment 
for violation 
of rules and 
regulations. 



Board may 
receive, in- 
vest, and ex 
pend funds 
donated. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 4. Said board of custodians may make such rules and 
regulations as may be required to protect and preserve said 
property from injury or disfigurement, all such rules and regu- 
lations to be posted upon said property and at two public places 
in the towns of Conway and Bartlett, and in any other towns in 
which any part of such property may be located. 

Sect. 5. If any person shall violate any rule or regulation of 
said board of custodians, he shall be fined not exceeding twenty 
dollars or be imprisoned not exceeding six months. 

Sect. 6. Said board of custodians may receive, hold, and 
invest such permanent funds as may be donated for the purpose 
of providing for the expense of preserving and improving such 
property, and may also receive and expend for the care, preser- 
vation, and improvement of the same the income from such per- 
manent funds and such subscriptions or donations as may be 
made from time to time for such purposes. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 35. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE OF CONCENTRATED COMMERCIAL 
FEEDING-STUFFS. 



Packages, how to be marked. 

Term " Concentrated commercial 
feeding-stuffs " includes what. 

Certificate of analysis to be filed 
with secretary of board of agricul- 
ture. 

License fee required. 

Samples to be analyzed by secretary 
of board of agriculture. 



Section 

6. Penalty for violations. 

7. Adulteration of meal or ground 

grain, punishment. 

8. Secretary of board of agriculture to 

prosecute violations. 

9. Takes effect December 1, 1901. 



how to be 
marked. 



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

Section 1. Every manufacturer, company, or person, who 
shall sell, ofier, or expose for sale or for distribution in this state 
any concentrated commercial feeding-stuff used for feeding farm 
live-stock, shall furnish with each car or other amount shipped 
in bulk and shall afiix to every package of such fee ding- stuff, in 
a conspicuous place on the outside thereof, a plainly printed 
statement clearly and truly certifying the number of net pounds 
in the package sold or offered for sale, the name or trademark 
under which the article is sold, the name of the manufacturer or 
shipper, the place of manufacture, the place of business, and a 
chemical analysis stating the percentages it contains of crude 
protein, allowing one per centum of nitrogen to equal six and 
one fourth per centum of protein, and of crude fat, both con- 
stituents to be determined by the methods prescribed by the as- 



1901] CnAPTER 35. 529 

sociation of official agricultural chemists. Whenever any feecl- 
ing-stutf is sold at retail in bulk or in packages belonging to the 
purchaser, the agent or dealer, upon request of the purchaser, 
shall furnish to him the certified statment named in this section. 

Sect. 2. The term " concentrated commercial feedins'-stufFs,"'^®'''^"^?"- 
as used m this act, shall include linseed meals, cottonseed meals, commercial 
pea-meals, cocoanutmeals, gluten meals, gluten feeds, maize feeds, stuffs"^' 
starch feeds, sugar feeds, dried brewer's grains, malt sprouts, !^hat^^^ 
hominy feeds, cerealine feeds, rice meals, oat feeds, corn and oat 
chops, ground beef or fish scraps, mixed feeds, and all other 
materials of similar nature; but shall not include hays and 
straws, the whole seeds nor the unmixed meals made directly 
from the entire grains of wheat, rye, barley, oats, Indian corn, 
buckwheat, and broom corn ; neither shall it include wheat, 
rye, and buckwheat brans or middlings, not mixed with other 
substances, but sold separately, as distinct articles of commerce, 
nor pure grains ground together. 

Sect. 3. Before any manufacturer, company, or person shall certificate of 
sell, offer, or expose for sale in this state any concentrated com- A^e^^^'^fth sec^ 
mercial feeding-stuflls, he or they shall, for each and every feeding- ^o'^jfrd of 
stufl^ bearing a distinguishing name or trademark, tile annually agriculture, 
during the month of December with the secretary of the board of 
agriculture a certified copy of the statement specified in the pre- 
ceding section, said certified copy to be accompanied, when 
the secretary shall so request, by a sealed glass jar or bottle con- 
taining at least one pound of the feeding-stuff to be sold or of- 
fered for sale, and the company or person furnishing said sam- 
ple shall thereupon make affidavit that said sample corresponds 
within reasonable limits to the feeding-stufi:' which it represents, 
in the percentage of protein and fat which it contains. 

Sect. 4. Each manufacturer, importer, agent, or seller of any License fee 
concentrated commercial feeding-stuffs, shall pay annually during ^"'^i"'^"*^'^- 
the month of December to the secretary of the board of agricul- 
ture a license fee of twenty dollars. Whenever a manufacturer, 
importer, agent, or seller of concentrated commercial feeding- 
stuffs desires at any time to sell such material and has not paid 
the license fee therefor in the preceding month of December, as 
required by this section, he shall pay the license fee prescribed 
herein before making any such sale. The amount of license 
fees received by said secretary pursuant to the provisions of this 
section shall be paid by him to the treasurer of the State of New 
Hampshire. The treasurer of the State of New Hampshire shall 
pay from such amount when duly approved the moneys required 
for the expense incurred in making the inspection required by 
this act and enforcing the provisions thereof. The secretary of 
the board of agriculture shall report biennially to the legislature 
the amount received pursuant to this act, and the expense 
incurred for salaries, laboratory expenses, chemical supplies, travel- 
ing expenses, printing, and other necessary matters. Whenever 
the manufacturer, importer, or shipper of concentrated commer- 
cial feeding-stuff shall have filed the statement required by section 



530 



Chapter 35. 



[1901 



Samples to be 
analyzed by 
secretary of 
board of 
agriculture. 



Penalty for 
violations. 



Adulteration 
of meal or 
ground grain 
punishment. 



1 of this act and paid the license fee as prescribed in this sec- 
tion, no agent or seller of such manufacturer, importer, or ship- 
per shall be required to file such statement or pay such fee. 

Sect. 5. The secretary of the board of agriculture shall an- 
nually cause to be analyzed at the New Hampshire College Agri- 
cultural Experiment Station, at least one sample, to be taken in 
the manner hereinafter prescribed, of every concentrated com- 
mercial feeding-stuff sold or offered for sale under the provisions 
of this act. Said secretary shall cause a sample to be taken, not 
exceeding two pounds in weight, for said analysis, from any lot 
or package of such commercial feeciing-stuff which may be in 
the possession of any manufacturer, importer, agent, or dealer in 
this state; but said sample shall be drawn in the presence of the 
parties in interest, or their representatives, and taken from a par- 
cel or a number of packages, which shall not be less than ten 
per centum of the whole lot sampled, and shall be thoroughly 
mixed, and then divided into two equal samples, and placed in 
glass vessels and carefully sealed and a label placed on each 
stating the name of the party from whose stock the sample was 
drawn and the time and place of drawing, and said label shall 
also be signed by the person taking the sample, and by the part_y 
or parties in interest or their representatives at the drawing and 
sealing of said samples ; one of said duplicate samples shall be 
retained by the secretary and the other by the party whose stock 
was sampled, and the sample or samples retained by the secre- 
tary shall be for comparison with the certified statement named 
in section 3 of this act. The result of the analysis of the sample 
or samples so procured, together with such additional infor- 
mation as circumstances advise, shall be published in reports or 
bulletins from time to time. 

Sect. 6. Any manufacturer, importer, or person who shall 
sell, offer, or expose for sale or for distribution in this state any 
concentrated commercial feeding- stuff, without complying with 
the requirements of this act, or any feeding-stuff which contains 
substantially a smaller percentage of the constituents than are 
certified to be contained, shall, on conviction in a court of com- 
petent jurisdiction, be fined not more than one hundred dollars 
for the first offense, and not more than two hundred dollars for 
each subsequent offense. 

Sect. 7. Any person who shall adulterate any kind of meal 
or ground grain with milling or manufacturing offals, or any 
' other substance whatever, for the purpose of sale, unless the 
true composition, mixture, or adulteration thereof is plainly 
marked or indicated upon the package containing the same or 
in which it is offered for sale ; or any person who knowingly 
sells, or offers for sale, any meal or ground grain which has been 
so adulterated unless the true composition, mixture, or adulter- 
ation is plainly marked or indicated upon the package containing 
the same, or in which it is offered for sale, shall be fined not 
less than twenty-five or more than one hundred dollars for each 
offense. 



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Chapter 36. 



531 



Sect. 8. Whenever said secretary becomes cognizant of the board*oFagri 
violation of any of the provisions of this act he shall prosecute cu^t^ur^ejo ° 
the party or parties thus reported; but it shall be the duty of violations, 
said secretary, upon thus ascertaining any violation of this act, ^^^"" 
to forthwith notify the manufacturer, importer, or dealer in 
writing, and give him not less than thirty days thereafter in 
which to comply with the requirements of this article ; but there 
shall be no prosecution in relation to the quality of any concen- 
trated commercial feeding- stuff if the same shall be found sub- 
stantially equivalent to the certified statement named in section 
3 of this article. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect December first, nineteen Takes effect 
hundred and one. 



December 

1901. 



[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CPIAPTER 36. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE OPENING OF LITTLE DIAMOND POND IN 
STEWARTSTOWN AND GREENOUGH PONDS IN WENTAVORTH'S LOCA- 
TION AND DUBLIN POND IN THE TOWN OF DUBLIN. 



Section 
1. Protection of square-tail trout in 
Little Diamond, Greenough, and 
Dublin ponds. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represenlaiives in General 
Cotirt convened: 



Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to take from Trout pro- 
the waters of Little Diamond pond in Stewartstown, and Green- [^?^®^yj^jj°^' 
ough ponds in Wentworth's Location, and Dublin pond in the 
town of Dublin, any square-tail trout before the twentieth day 
of May in any year, under a penalty of twenty dollars for each 
fish so taken, or had in possession. 

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



[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



Takes etTect 
on passage. 



532 



Chapters 37, 38. 
CHAPTER 37. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO PROTECT THE FISHING IN SPOFFORD LAKE IN TOWN OF 
CHESTERFIELD. 



Section 
1. Fishing in Spofford lake regulated. 



Section 
2. Takes effect upon passage. 



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



Fishing regu- 
lated. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. It shaU not be lawful to catch, kill, or destroy in 
any manner any iisii in Spoflbrd lake in the town of Cliesteriield 
during the months of April, May, and June, in any year, under 
a penalty of live dollars' line for each lish so taken or destroyed. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 38. 



an act for the PROTECTION OF HOMING PIGEONS. 



Section 
1. KiUing or trapping of homing pig- 
eons prohibited. 



Homing 
pigeons pro- 
tected. 



Penalty for 
violation. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 

2. Penalty for violation. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court conve7ied: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot or 
otherwise kill or maim any Antwerp or homing pigeon, com- 
monly called "carrier" pigeon, or for any person other than the 
owner to entrap, catch, or detain any such carrier pigeon, provid- 
ing such pigeon shall at the time have the name of the owner 
stamped upon its wing or tail or have a seamless band with the 
owner's initial or number upon its leg. 

Sect. 2. Any pei'son violating the provisions of this act shall 
be lined not less than ten dollars for each oliense nor more than 
twenty-live dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, 
or both. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 39, 40. 533 

CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 27 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 

KELATING TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 

Section 1. County commissioners to liave charge and care of county paupers. 

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

Section 1. Strike out section 6 of said chapter, and insert careof 
instead thereof the following;: They shall have the charge and pau^s. 
care of county paupers and shall provide for their support upon 
the county farm or elsewhere as required by law, and when ex- 
pedient they may appoint agents in the several towns to investi- 
gate applications and look after the county poor in such towns. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 40. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF FISH THROUGH THE ICE 
FROM THE WATERS OF NEWFOUND OR PASQUANEY LAKE. 



Section 
1. Ice fisliing in Newfound lake pro- 
liibited. 



Section 

2. Penalty for violation. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Newfound or Pasquaney lake in the towns of fishing 
Bristol, Bridgewater, Hebron, and Alexandria, being a lake used prohibited! 
by the fish and game commissioners for spawning or breeding 
purposes, is hereby closed against winter or ice fishing, and it 
shall not be lawful to catch or take in any manner through the 
ice any kinds offish in the waters of said lake hereafter, until 
such time as the same shall be reopened to winter fishing by the 
fish and game commissioners. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall Penalty for 
be fined twenty dollars for each offense, or shall be imprisoned ^^" '^ ^°"' 
thirty days, or both. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1901.] on passage. 



634 Chapters 41, 42. [1901 

CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO INJURIES TO THE PROPERTY OF PERSONS 
AND CORPORATIONS ENGAGED IN THE SALE AND MANUFACTURE 
OF ELECTRICITY AND THE UNLAWFUL DIVERSION AND USE OF 
ELECTRICITY. 

Section l. Diversionof electricity ami malicious injuries to property uaed in man- 
ufacture and sale of electricity prohibited. 

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

Diversionof SECTION 1. If aiij persoii shall waiitoiily and maliciously in- 
eiectricity m^Q or clestrov, or cause to be injured, or destroyed, any meter, 

andmalicious^' , ^ ■ , " • ^• -i xi •'^ii • 

injuries to pipe, conduit. Wire, line, post, lamp, or other apparatus belonging 
pi^operty pro- to a pci'sou or Corporation engaged in the manufacture or sale of 
hibited. electricity for the purpose of heat, light, or power, or shall wan- 

tonly and maliciously prevent an electric meter from duly regis- 
tering the quantity of electricity supplied, or cause it to be done, 
or shall in any way wantonly and maliciously interfere with its 
proper action or just registration, or without the consent of such 
person or corporation shall wantonly and maliciously divert elec- 
tric current from any wire of such person or corporation, or 
shall cause it to be done, or shall otherwise wantonly and ma- 
liciously use or cause to be used the electric current from the 
wire of such person or corporation without the consent of such 
person or corporation, he shall be fined not exceeding three 
hundred dollars and be liable to pay treble damages to such per- 
son or corporation in an action on the case. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 42. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 19 OF THE LAWS OF 1897, 
IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF RAILWAY STOCKS UPON APPRAISAL 
BY THE RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS OR AT PUBLIC AUCTION. 



Section 
1. Increased capital stock of railroad 
corporations, how disposed of. 



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



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

Increased SECTION 1. Chapter 19 of the Laws of 1897 is hereby amended 

of riuroad'^'^ bv Striking out section 3 of said chapter and substituting the 

of. Sect. 3. Whenever a railroad corporation increases its 

capital stock under the provisions of this act, the new shares to 
the number necessary to produce the amount necessary for the 



1901] Chapter 42. 635 

purposes for which such increase is authorized shall be offered 
proportionately to its stockholders at not less than the market 
value thereof at the time of increase, as shall be determined by 
the board of railroad commissioners, taking into account pre- 
vious sales of stock of the corporation and other pertinent condi- 
tions. The directors shall cause written notice of such increase 
to be given to each stockholder who was such at the date of the 
vote to increase, stating the amount of such increase and the 
proportion thereof in shares or portions of shares which he would 
be entitled to receive on a division of the same, and the price 
fixed by the railroad commissioners as hereinbefore provided at 
which he is entitled to take the same, and fixing a time, not less 
than fifteen days from the date of such notice, within which he 
may subscribe for such additional stock, and each stockholder 
may, within the time fixed, subscribe for his portion of such 
stock, and the same shall be paid for in cash on the issue of a 
certificate therefor; p-o?;?V/ert, that when the increase in the cap- 
ital stock does not exceed four per cent of the existing capital 
stock of the corporation, the directors may dispose of the same 
in the manner hereinafter provided in this section without 
first ofiering the same to the stockholders. If, after the expi- 
ration of the notice above provided for, any shares of such 
stock remain unsubscribed for by the stockholders entitled 
to take them, the directors shall sell the same at auction. All 
shares of stock to be disposed of at auction under the pro- 
visions of this act shall be oflered for sale to the highest bidder 
in the city of Boston, or in such city or towni as may be pre- 
scribed by the railroad commissioners; and notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published at least five times dur- 
ing the ten days immediately preceding the time fixed for the 
sale, in such daily newspapers, not less than three in number, 
as may be prescribed by the commissioners. 'No share shall be 
sold or issued for a less sum, to be actually paid in cash, than 
the par value thereof 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act RepeaUng 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take efi'ect on its passage, takel^effect 

on passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



536 



Chapter 43. 



[1901 



CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE OF FERTILIZERS. 



Section 

1. Packages, how to be marked. 

2. Analj'sis and sample to be furnislied 

secretary of board of agriculture. 

3. Analysis fees required. 

4. Pulverized leather, hair or wool 

waste, sale of regulated. 

5. Penalties for violations. 



Section 

■6. Parties manufacturing and import- 
ing for own use excepted. 

7. Analysis to be made by secretary 
of board of agriculture. 

S. License fees, how expended, 

9. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
July 1, 1901. 



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



Packages, 
how to be 
marked. 



Analysis and 
sample to be 
furnished. 



Analysis fees 
required. 



Pulverized 
leather, etc.. 
sale of regu- 
lated. 



Penalties for 
violations. 



Section 1. Every lot or parcel of commercial fertilizer or fer- 
tilizer material sold or offered or exposed for sale within this state 
shall be accompanied by a plainly printed statement, clearly and 
truly certifying the number of net pounds of fertilizer in the 
package, the name, brand, or trademark under which the fertil- 
izer is sold, the name and address of the manufacturer or im 
porter, the location of the factory, and a chemical analysis stat- 
ing the percentage of nitrogen, of potash soluble in distilled 
water, of phosphoric acid in available form soluble in distilled 
water, and reverted, and of total phosphoric acid. 

Sect. 2. Befoi^e any commercial fertilizer is sold, or offered 
or exposed for sale, the manufacturer, importer, or party who 
causes it to be sold, or offered for sale, within this state shall file 
with the secretary of the board of agriculture a certified copy 
of the statement named in section 1 of this act, and shall also 
deposit with said secretary, at his request, a sealed glass jar or 
bottle containing not less than one pound of the fertilizer, ac- 
companied by an affidavit that it is a fair average sample thereof. 

Sect. 3. The manufacturer, importer, agent, or seller of any 
brand of commercial fertilizer or fertilizer material shall pay for 
each brand on or before the first day of March, annually, to the 
secretary of the board of agriculture an analysis fee as follows, 
namely : ten dollars for the phosphoric acid, five dollars for the 
nitrogen, and five dollars for the potash, contained or claimed to 
be in the said brand of fertilizer, but the fee for any brand 
shall not exceed fifteen dollars ; provkled, that whenever the 
manufacturer or importer shall have paid the fee herein required, 
any person acting as agent or seller for such manufacturer or 
importer shall not be required to pay the fee named in this 
section. 

Sect. 4. No person shall sell, or offer or expose for sale, in 
this state, any pulverized leather, hair or wool waste, raw, 
steamed, roasted, or in any form as a fertilizer without an ex- 
plicit printed certificate of the fact conspicuously affixed to every 
package of such fertilizer. 

Sect. 5. Any person selling, or offering or exposing for sale, 
any commercial fertilizer without the statement required by the 
first section of this act, or with a label stating that said fertilizer 



1901] Chapter 43. 537 

contains a larger percentage of any one or more of the constituents 
mentioned in said section than is contained therein, or respect- 
ing the sale of which all the provisions of the foregoing sections 
have not been fully complied with, shall forfeit fifty dollars for 
the first offense and one hundred dollars for each subsequent 
ofl:ense. 

Sect. 6. This act shall not aiiect parties manufacturing or Exceptions. 
importing fertilizers for their own use and not to sell in this 
state. 

Sect. 7. The secretary of the board of agriculture shall Analysis to be 
annually cause to be analyzed at the New Hampshire Col-J?^fary^o^f^^*' 
lege Agricultural Experiment Station one or more samples of ^°j*^^'^.^f ^gn- 
every commercial fertilizer or fertilizer material sold or ofl:ered 
for sale under the provisions of this act. Said secretary shall 
cause a sample to be taken, not exceeding two pounds 
in weight, for said analj^sis, from any lot or package of such 
fertilizer or fertilizer material which may be in the pos- 
session of any manufacturer, importer, agent, or dealer in this 
state; but said sample shall be drawn in the presence of the par- 
ties in interest or their representatives and taken from a parcel or 
a number of packages, which shall not be less than ten per cent , 

of the whole lot sampled, and shall be thoroughly mixed and then 
divided into equal samples and placed in glass vessels and care- 
fully sealed and a label placed on each, stating the name or brand 
of the fertilizer or material sampled, the name of the party from 
whose stock the sample was drawn, and the time and place of 
drawing, and said label shall also be signed by the person tak- 
ing the sample and by the party or parties in interest, or their 
representative present at the drawing and sealing of said sam- 
ples; one of said duplicate samples shall be retained by the sec- 
retary and the other by the party whose stock was sampled ; and 
the sample retained by the secretary shall be for comparison 
with the certified statement named in section 1. The result of 
the analysis of the samples shall be published from time to time, 
together with such additional information as circumstances may 
advise, in reports of bulletins by the New Hampshire College 
Agricultural Experiment Station and in the biennial report 
of the state board of agriculture. All parties violating this act 
shall be prosecuted by the secretary of the board of agriculture. 

Sect. 8. The amount of license fees received by said secre- License fees, 
tary by virtue of this act shall be paid by him to the treasurer of pended'. 
the State of New Hampshire. The treasurer of the State of New 
Hampshire shall pay from such amount, when duly approved, 
the moneys required for the expense incurred in making the in- 
spection required by this act ancl enforcing the provisions thereof. 
Said expenses shall include those incurred for laboratory ex- 
penses, chemical supplies, traveling expenses, printing, and other 
necessary matters. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect July first, nineteen bun-Re^peaiing^^ 
dred and one, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with takes effect, 
this act are hereby repealed. Juiyi,i90i- 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



538 



Chapters 44, 45. 
CHAPTER 44. 



[1901 



AN ACT RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON. 



Section 
1. Kidnapping of minor child, 
punislied. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



Kidnapping. 



7 pun- 
3d. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1, Every person who shall abduct, take, carry away, 
or conceal any minor child with the intent thereby to exact from 
any person a reward for its discovery or return, shall be impris- 
onecl not exceeding thirty years nor less than five years. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 45. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR UNIFORM BLANKS AND UNIFORM RULES 
OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE IN THE COURTS OF PROBATE. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause 

4. Takes effect on 



Committee to 
prepare rules 
of probate 
procedure 
and probate 
blanks. 



Section 

1. Committee to prepare rules of pro- 

bate procedure and probate blanks. 

2. Committee to be paid expense in- 

curred. 

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

Section 1. A committee composed of three judges and two 
registers of the probate courts, to be appointed by the governor 
immediately upon the passage of this act, shall prepare before 
the first Tuesday of July, nineteen hundred and one, rules of 
practice and procedure in said courts, also blanks for use in said 
courts, which rules and blanks shall be submitted to the supreme 
court for approval ; and when approved by the last named court, 
or a majority of the justices thereof, said rules of practice and 
procedure shall take effect and be in force in all courts of pro- 
bate, and no other blanks shall be used in the courts of probate, 
for the purposes for which said blanks are intended, after 
two years from the time of the approval thereof as herein pro- 
vided. And such a committee, appointed at any time by the 
governor, at the request in writing of a majority of the judges 
of the probate courts, may make new rules and blanks, or 
amendments to existing rules and blanks, which new rules 
and blanks, or amended rules and blanks, shall, when approved 
by the supreme court, or a majority of the justices thereof, take 
effect and be in force in all courts of probate. 



1901] 



Chapter 4G. 



539 



Sect. 2. Said committee or committees so appointed shall ^ommutee to 
make a report to the governor of such expense as may have been pense in- 
incurred in carrying out the provisions of this act, and upon the^""^'^' 
approval of the same by the governor and council, the same 
shall be allowed and paid in the same manner as other claims 
against the state. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 

I 1 IT ^ clause. 

are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect ui)on its passaofe. Takes effect 

i 1 o on passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 46. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS 
TO MAKE CHANGES IN THE ROUTE OF PROPOSED RAILWAYS. 



Railroad commissioners may recom- 
mend clmnge in route of proposed 
street railway. 

If recommendation adopted by 
court, associators may signify 
assent. 



Section' 

3. If change recommended in proposed 

extension of existing road, assent 
how made. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

on passage. 



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



Section 1. The board of railroad commissioners to whom Railroad 
may have been referred the question whether the public good e?™nTay\-e?-' 
requires a proposed street railway, and whether the public good chln|e in 
requires that it shall be built on the route specifically set forth in route%f pro- 
the petition, shall have the power to recommend such changes railway. 
in the route described in the petition as in their judgment the 
public good and the interests of the petitioners may require ; and 
shall also have the power to consider and report to the court, 
whether the public good requires the building of the proposed 
street railway over a part or parts of the route set forth in the 
petition, and ill their report to the court to fix the termini and 
route as thus considered. The court shall thereupon, after hear- 
ing such parties as desire to be heard, decide the questions 
raised by the petition and the report of the commissioners and 
cause a record of their decision to be made. 

Sect. 2. If the court shall decide that the proposed railway if recommen- 
be established with the route or termini so changed as recom- adopted by 
mended by the commissioners' report, twenty-five or more of Xrsma|°ft- 
the associators in the provisional corporation may signify their "i^y assent. " 
assent to such changes in the route or termini either by vote at 
a duly called meeting or by w^ritten agreement and, if an at- 
tested copy of said vote or said written agreement shall be filed 
with the secretary of state within thirty days from the day on 



640 



Chapter 47. 



[1901 



If cLange 
recom- 
mended in 
proposed ex- 
tension of 
existing road 
assent how 
made. 



Kepealing 
clause; act 
takes efleet 
on passage. 



which the court caused a record of its decision to be made, the 
secretary of state shall issue to the corporation the certificate 
required by Public Statutes, chapter 156, section 14, and such 
vote or written agreement shall be taken and deemed to be an 
amendment of the original articles of agreement of said pro- 
visional corporation. 

Sect. 3. If on the petition of a railroad to build an extension 
or branch, the route or termini set forth in the original petition 
shall be changed in the method herein provided, by a final de- 
cision of the court in the proceediiigs had thereon, the pe- 
titioner may, within thirty days after the record of the decision 
of the court, file in the ofiice of the secretary of state the assent 
of the directors of the petitioner, and shall thereupon have the 
authority to proceed as provided in Public Statutes, chapter 156, 
section 19. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
efifect on its passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 47. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 135, PUBLIC STATUTES, RE- 
LATING TO THE SALE OF DRUGS AND MEDICINES. 



Section 
1. Commission of pliarmacy to enforce 
laws relating to sale of drugs and 
medicines. 



Section 
£. Takes efleet on pabsage. 



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



Commission 
of pharmacy 
to enforce 
laws relating 
to sale of 
drugs and 
medicines. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The following section shall be added to chapter 
135 of the Public Statutes, and shall be known as section 12 of 
said chapter : 

Sect. 12. It shall be the duty of the commissioners to en- 
force the provisions of this chapter. For actual services and nec- 
essary expenses in the performance of this duty, they shall be 
paid from the state treasury such sums as the governor and 
council may determine and approve. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 48, 49. 541 

CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT TO EXExMPT THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ORPHANS' HOME FROM 
, TAXATION, 

Section I Secth>n 

1. Exempt from taxation. j 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The 'New Hampshire Orphans' Home, being a Exempt from 
charitable institution without profit to any person, the property ^^^^^'°'^* 
thereof is hereby exempt from taxation. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 49. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 54, SESSION LAAVS OF 1895, RELATING 
TO THE SUPPORT OF PAUPERS AFTER CONFINEMENT IN PUBLIC 
INSTITUTIONS. 

Section l. Counties liable for support of certain paupers. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of said chapter by inserting after counties 
the words "or other charitable institution," the words, or the ^3^^^^^^/°^^^ 
New Hampshire State Prison, so that said section shall read ascertain 
follows: ^'^"P^^"" 

Any person who shall become a pauper or public charge 
while at any orphans' home, hospital, home for the aged, or 
other charitable institution, or the New Hampshire State 
Prison, or within three months after leaving snch institution, 
shall be chargeable for support to the county in which he last 
resided before entering such institution, unless such person has 
a settlement in some town, or some other county is liable for his 
support. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



542 



Chapter 50. 



[1901 



CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAAVS OF 1895, CHAPTER 116, ENTITLED 
" AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATION AND MAINTENANCE 
OF DEPENDENT MINOR CHILDREN." 



Section 
1. State board of charities may appoint 
salaried secretary. 



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



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



state board of Spfirp^^N 1 
charities may OJiUiiUiN i. 
appoint 
salaried sec- 
retary. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Amend section 7 of the said act by adding thereto 
the following : And the said state board of charities shall be 
authorized to appoint a secretary from outside its membership 
who, under the direction of the board, shall give his entire time 
to the duties of the board, act as visiting agent to the placed-out 
children, and supervisor of volunteer visitors, and perform such 
other duties, under the direction of the board, as may right- 
fully belong to his office. The salary of the secretary and clerk 
may be fixed by the board, but in the aggregate shall not ex- 
ceed two thousand dollars per annum ; so that said section 
shall read as follows : 

Sect. 7. The reasonable expenses of said state board of 
charities shall be paid by the governor and council out of any 
funds in the treasury not otherv^^ise appropriated, and the said 
state board of charities shall be authorized to appoint a secretary 
from outside its membership, who, under the direction of the 
board, shall give his entire time to the duties of the board, act 
as visiting agent to the placed-out children, and supervisor of 
volunteer visitors, and perform such other duties, under the 
direction of the board, as may rightfully belong to his office. 
The salary of the secretary and a clerk may be fixed by the 
board, but in the aggregate shall not exceed two thousand dol- 
lars per annum. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eflect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 51. 543 

CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 27, LAWS OF 1895, RELAT- 
ING TO THE ISSUE OF STOCK AND BONDS BY STREET RAILWAY 
COMPANIES. 



Section 
1. Isrfue of capital stock regulated when 
street railway companies are con- 
solidated. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by tJie Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Comi convened: 

Section 1. Section 17 of chapter 27 of the Laws of 1895 is ^l^p^f^i stock 
hereby amended by addinir after the word "authorized" in lineieguiated 
eight of said section as printed in the Laws of 1895, the words railway com- 
followiug: In determining the amount of capital stock and of consolidated, 
bonds which may be issued in case of the authorized consolida- 
tion of two or more railroad corporations and in case of the au- 
thorized purchase b}^ one railroad of the property and franchises 
of another, the railroad commissioners may consider the value 
of the franchises as well as the value of the tangible property, so 
that said section as amended shall read: 

Sect. 17. Street railway companies, whether such com- 
panies are organized under this act, or general laws, or special 
charter, and however authorized to issue capital stock and bonds, 
shall hereafter issue only such amounts of stock and bonds as may 
from time to time, upon investigation by the board of railroad 
commissioners, be deemed and be voted by them to be reason- 
ably requisite for the purposes for which such issue of stock or 
bonds has been authorized. In determining the amount of 
capital stock and of bonds which may be issued in case of the 
authorized consolidation of two or more railroad corporations 
and in case of the authorized purchase by one railroad of 
the property and franchises of another, the railroad commission- 
ers may consider the value of the franchises as well as the value 
of the tangible property. The said board shall announce a de- 
cision within thirty days from the date of the last hearing, upon 
the application of any street railway company for permission to 
issue such stock or bonds. The provisions of this section shall 
not apply to bonds already executed and in the hands of trustees 
under existing mortgages to secure the same. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



544 Chapters 52, 53. [1901 

CHAPTER 52. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 95 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELAT- 
ING TO THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 
Section 1. Annual appropriation for State Normal School. 

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



Annual 



Section 1. Section 8 of the Public Statutes, as amended by 
appTOpriation chapter 63 of the Session Laws of 1893, is hereby amended by 
Normli^ striking out the word " ten " and inserting instead thereof the 
School. word fifteen, so that said section shall read as follows : 

Sect. 8. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is annually ap- 
propriated for the maintenance of the school, to be expended as 
the trustees shall direct. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 53. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO RANGES FOR RIFLE PRACTICE FOR THE 
NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD. 



Section I Section 

1. Annual appropriation for rifle ranges 2. Govfirnor authorized to draw war- 

for National Guard. I rant; act takes effect on passage. 

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

Annual SECTION 1. That the sum of fifty dollars be and hereby is an- 

foiM-fiie"^""^ ii^^^lly ^PP^'opriated and allowed for each company of infantry, 
^aiipsior the troop of cavalry, and the light battery of the New Hamp- 
GiSan""' shire National Guard, the same to be used exclusively for the 

preparation and maintenance of suitable ranges for rifle practice 
for the said companies, troop, and battery ; provided, that no or- 
ganization shall receive the said sum until proper vouchers for 
its expenditure, approved by the inspector of rifle practice, have 
been filed with the adjutant-general, and also provided, that no 
organization shall be entitled to receive the allowance a second 
year unless at least seventy-five per cent of the members have 
qualified as third-class marksmen during the preceding practice 
season, and have been certified as such by the inspector of rifle 
practice. 
Governor Sect. 2. The govcmor is hereby authorized to draw his w^ar- 

autiKjr^zeci to j.^^^ fgr g^ch sums as may be necessary to carry out the pro- 
rann let' visious of this act, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

takes effect ' a. i. o 

on passage 



[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 54, 55. 645 

CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF TOAVNS. 

Section [ Section 

1. Towns may provide Grand Army 2. Takes eflfect on passage, 

laalls. I 

Be it enacted lij ilie Senate and House of Representaiives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Any town or citj^, in which a Post of the Grand Towns may 
Army of the Kepublic is located, may raise and appropriate Grand Irmy 



m 



oney for the purpose of providing a hall, or other suitable place 



halls. 



for the meetino;s of such Post. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Jn plfssje.* 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN FUNDS FROM ATTACHMENT. 

Section I Section 

1. Certain damages exempt from at. 2. Takes eflfect on passage, 
tachment. I 

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

Section 1. Damages recovered for the conversion of property Exempt from 
exempt from attachment are hereby exempted from attachment attachment. 
or levy on execution. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jn pifsffle.* 



[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



546 



Chapters 56, 57. 
CHAPTER 56 



[1901 



Salary of 

state 

treasurer. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 286, SECTION 5, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO SALARIES AND COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN 
OFFICERS. 

Section l. Salary of state treasurer. 

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

Section 1. That section 5, chapter 286 of the Public Statutes 
be amended by striking out the words " eighteen hundred " in 
the second line of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
words, twenty-five hundred, so that said section as amended 
will read as follows : 

Sect. 5. The annual salary of the state treasurer shall be 
twenty-five hundred dollars, which shall be in full for his ser- 
vices, clerk hire, and allowances of every kind, except as pro- 
vided in the following section. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 57. 



an act to 



PROVIDE FOR THE BETTER PRESERVATION OF CHECK- 
LISTS USED AT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. 



To state li- 
brary and 
K. H. Histori- 
cal Society. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section Section 

1. Certain check-lists to be sent to state 2. Takes eff'ect on passage, 

library and New Hampshire His- 
torical Society. 

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

Section 1. Supervisors of towns and corresponding officers 
of cities shall, on or before January 1 succeeding each presi- 
dential election hereafter, send to the New Hampshire Historical 
Society and to the state library each a copy of the check-list 
used in said presidential election duly and properly certified by 
such supervisors. 

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



[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 58. 547 

CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SENTENCES TO THE STATE PRISON. 

Section Section 

1. Maximum iind minimum terms sh-.ill 3. Additional sentences. 

be fixed. 4. Convicts held upon two or more sen- 

2. Release upon permit at expiration tences. 

of minimum sentence. | 5. Repealing clause. 

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

Section 1. When a convict is sentenced to the state prison Maximum 
otherwise than for life, or as an habitual criminal, the court im-f"m"gg^^™]j^ 
posing the sentence shall not fix the term of imprisonment, bnt^-^^e'^- 
shall establish a maximum and minimum term for which said 
convict may be held in said prison. The maximum term shall 
not be longer than the longest term fixed by law for the punish- 
ment of the ofl:ense of which he is convicted, and the minimum 
term shall not be less than the minimum sentence now provided 
by law. 

Sect. 2. Any convict, sentenced as aforesaid, whose record Release upon 
of conduct shows that he has faithfully observed all the rules elpu-atfon of 
of said prison, and has not been subjected to punishment, shall ^^j.'^^™"™ 
be entitled to release from said prison upon the expiration of the 
minimum term of his sentence, and he shall then be given a per- 
mit to beat liberty therefrom during the unexpired portion of the 
maximum term of his sentence. Said permit shall be issued by the 
governor and council upon such terms and conditions as they 
shall establish. Any convict whose record of conduct shows 
that he has violated the rules of said prison may be given a like 
permit at such time as the said governor and council shall deter- 
mine after the expiration of the minimum term of his sentence. 
The governor and council may revoke any permit given in ac- 
cordance with this section at any time before the expiration of 
the maximum term for which it was issued, and they shall re- 
voke it when they have knowledge that the person to whom it 
was granted has been convicted of any offense punishable by 
imprisonment. If the holder of a permit, issued as aforesaid, 
violates any of its terms or conditions, or violates any law of the 
state, before the expiration of said maximum term, and is con- 
victed thereof either before or after such expiration, said per- 
mit shall be void. 

Sect. 3. When a convict, who has been sentenced to the Additional 
state prison, in accordance with the provisions of this act, re-^'^'^'^®'^^®^- 
ceives an additional sentence under saicl act, such additional sen- 
tence shall take eftect upon the expiration of the minimum term 
of the preceding sentence. 

Sect. 4. When a convict is held in the state prison upon convicts held 
two or more sentences imposed under this act, he shall be eligi- m^o°i^ sen.°^ 
ble to receive permit as authorized in section 2, when he has*®"^®^' 



548 



Chapter 59. 



[1901 



Kepealinj 
clause. 



served a term equal to the aggregate of the minimum terms 
of the several sentences, but he shall be subject to all the pro- 
visions of this act, until the expiration of a term equal to the 
aggregate of the maximum term of said sentence. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 59. 



AN ACT TO PROTECT AND REGULATE THE USE OF THE NAME OR 
TITLE OF VETERINARY SURGEON OR V. S. 



Section 

1. Persons using title to be registered. 

2. Board of veterinary examiners. 

3. Expenses of board paid by fees. 

4. Meetings for examination and regis- 

tration. 

5. Certain persons excepted. 



Section 

6. Registration on payment of fee. 

7. Registration after examination. 

8. Records of board. 

9. Penalty for illegal use of title. 
10. Takes effect June 1, 1901. 



g it enad&d hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



To be reg- 
istered. 



Board of 

veterinary 
examiners. 



Expenses 
paid by fees. 



Meetings ff)r 
examination 
and registra- 
tion. 



Section 1. No person shall use the name or title of veteri- 
nary surgeon, or V. S.,in this state after the first day of June, 
1901, unless such person shall be registered in accordance with 
this act. 

Sect. 2. Within sixty days after the passage of this act, the 
governor shall appoint a board of three veterinary examiners, so 
appointed that the term of office of one member shall expire 
each year during the first three years, and that the members 
thereafter appointed shall hold otfice three years, or until suc- 
cessors are appointed and qualified. Each vetei-inary examiner 
shall receive a commission of his appointment from the gov- 
ernor and shall file forthwith with the secretary of state the con- 
stitutional oath of ofiice. 

Sect. 3. From the fees provided in this act, the board of 
veterinary examiners shall pay all proper expenses incurred by 
the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 4. The board of veterinary examiners shall hold meet- 
ings for the purpose of registration and examination at such 
times and in such towns or cities as the board may determine. 
Examinations shall be in English and embrace such sub- 
jects as materia medica, practical chemistry, physiology, anat- 
omy, surgery, pathology. Applicants who shall pass the pre- 
scribed examination shall be registered and granted the right to 
use the name or title of veterinary surgeon, or V. S. 



1901] Chapter 60. 549 

Sect. 5. This act sliall not apply to persons who at the time certain 
of the passage of this act are engaged in the practice of veteri- cepted. ^^' 
narj' surgery and medicine. 

Sect. 6. Any person who, after April first, 1901, desires to ^^g|^^^;aUo;^ 
practice veterinary surger}^ and medicine in this state and whoof ree, 
is a graduate of a lawfully constituted college or institution of 
veterinary science shall he granted registration and entitled to 
tise the name or title of veterinary surgeon, or V. S., by paying 
to the board of veterinary examiners the sum of two dollars. 

Sect. 7. Any person who, after April first, 1901, not being Registra^t^n 
a graduate as described in the preceding section, may desire nation, 
registration, shall apply to the board of veterinary examiners for 
examination as to his qualifications, and such person, upon 
passing such examination, shall be granted registration and 
entitled to use the name or title of veterinary surgeon, or V. S., 
by paying to the board of veterinary examiners the sum of five 
dollars. 

Sect. 8. The board of veterinaiy examiners shall keep a re c- Records of 
ord book in which shall be entered the names of all persons who 
comply with the provisions of this act, and the said record book 
shall be open to public inspection. 

Sect. 9. Any person who shall use the name or title of vet- Penalty for 

•^ ^ -TT- t--i • , .• J ^^ • • f> illegal use of 

erinary surgeon, or V. S., in contravention to the provisions ot title, 
this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction 
thereof shall be fined for each offense the sum of fifty dollars. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect June 1, 1901. T^^^^, ^^o^?^ 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT TO regulate EMPLOYMENT OFFICES. 

Section , Section 

1. To be licensed ; penalty. 5. License, when granted. 

2. License, bj^ whom granted. I 6. Valid only in place designated. 

3. License, form and record. | 7. Revocation of license. 

4. Fee for license. I 8. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it cnacic'l hjj flic Sonde and House of Bepresenlalives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Whoever, without a license therefor, establishes to be^u 
or keeps an intelligence office for the purpose of obtaining or penalty 
giving information concerning places of employment for domes- 
tics, servants, or other laborers, or for the purpose of procuring 
or giving information concerning such person for or to employ- 
ers, or for the purpose of procuring or giving information con- 
cerning employment in business, shall pay a fine of ten dollars 
for each day such office is so kept. 



650 



Chapter 61. 



[1901 



License, by 

whom 

granted. 



License, form 
and record. 



Fee for 
licen.se. 



When 
granted. 

Valid only i 
place desig- 
nated. 



Revocat on of 
license. 



Takes effect 



Sect. 2. The mayor and aldermen of any city, or the select- 
men of any town, may, for the purposes mentioned in the pre- 
ceding section, grant licenses to suitable persons, subject to the 
provisions of sections 3 to 7, inclusive, and may revoke the same 
at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Licenses granted to keepers of intelligence offices 
shall be signed by the clerk of the city or town in which they 
are granted, and every such license shall be recorded by the 
clerk of the city or town in a book kept for that purpose, before 
being delivered to the licensee. Such license shall set forth the 
name of the person licensed, the nature of the business, and the 
building or place in such city or town in which it is to be carried 
on, and shall continue in force until the first day of May next 
ensuing, unless sooner revoked. 

Sect. 4. The board issuing such a license shall receive for 
the use of the city or town for each license such sum not less 
than two dollars as the board shall deem reasonable. 

Sect. 5. Such license may be granted during the month of 
April, to take effect on the first day of May then next ensuing. 

Sect. 6. No license issued as aforesaid shall be valid to pro- 
tect the holder thereof in a building -or place other than that 
designated in the license, unless consent to removal is granted 
by the mayor and aldermen or selectmen. 

Sect. 7. When such license is revoked, such clerk shall note 
the revocation upon the face of the record of the license, and 
shall give written notice to the holder of the license by deliv- 
ering the same to him in person or leaving it at the place of 
business designated in the license. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT TO AME>JD CHAPTER 93 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELAT- 
ING TO SCHOLARS. 



SECTION 

1. Children under twelve years not to he 
employed in manufacturing estab- 
lishments; children under fourteen 
years not to be employed, when; 
employment of children under six- 
teen years regulated; employment 



Section 

of illiterate minors regulated; pen- 
alty for violations; parents and 
guardians to send children to 
school; enforcement of laws. 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted ly tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Section 1. Chapter 93 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
amended by striking out sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15, and 



1901] Chapter 61. 551 

Sect. 10. jSTo child under the age of twelve years shall be SeMweive 
employed in any manufacturing establishment. No child under years not to 
the age of fourteen years shall be employed in any manufactur-inm^nufac-^ 
ing establishment, nor in any mechanical, mercantile, or other ifg|jnfentst'' 
employment during the time in which the public schools are i" unaerlour- 

session in the district in which he resides. -■. teenyearsnottobe employed, when. 

Sect. 11. No child under the age of sixteen years shall be Knipioyment 
employed in any manufacturing establishment, or in any median- unrtcu- sixteen 
ical, mercantile, or other employment, during the time in which lated. 
the public schools are in session in the district in which he resides, 
without tirst presenting a statement of his age from his parent 
or guardian, sworn to before the superintendent of schools or, if 
there is no superintendent of schools, by some person authorized 
by the school board of the district in which such child is em- 
ployed. 

And no child under the age of sixteen years shall be employed 
as aforesaid during the time in which the public schools are 



years regu- 



in 



session in the district in wdiich he resides without first present- 
ing a certificate from the superintendent of schools or, if there is 
no superintendent of schools, some person authorized by thes, 
school board, that such child can read at sight and write legibly \' 
simple sentences in the English language. And any superin- ' 
tendent of schools or person authorized by the school board who 
certifies falsely as to matters prescribed by this section shall be 
fined not less than twenty nor more than fifty dollars for each 
offense. 

Sect. 12. ISTo minor shall be employed in any manufacturing Employment 
establishment, or in any mechanical, mercantile, or other em- ^^jnorli^gu- 
ployment, who cannot read at sight and write legibly simple lated. 
sentences in the English language, while a free public evening 
school is maintained in the district in which he resides, unless 
he is a regular attendant at such evening school or at a day 
school; provided, that upon presentation by such minor of a cer- 
tificate signed by a regular practicing physician, and satisfactory 
to tlie superintendent of schools, or, where there is no superin- 
tendent of schools, the school board, showing that the physical 
condition of such minor would render such attendance in addi- 
tion to daily labor prejudicial to his health, said superintendent 
of schools or school board shall issue a permit authorizing the 
employment of such minor for such period as said superintend- 
ent of schools or school board may determine. Said superin- 
tendent of schools or school board, or teachers acting under au- 
thority thereof, may excuse any absence from such evening school 
arising from justifiable cause. Any parent, guardian, or i;usto- 
dian who permits to be employed any minor under his control 
in violation of the provisions of this section shall forfeit not more 
than twenty dollars for the use of the evening schools of such 
town or city. 

Sect. 13. If any owner, agent, superintendent, or overseer of penalty for 
a manufacturing, mechanical, or mercantile establishment, or any violations, 
other person, shall employ any child in violation of the provis- 



552 Chapter 62. [1901 

ions of either of the three preceding sections, he shall be fined 
! not exceeding lifty dollars for each offense, for the use of the 

\ district. 

Parents and Sect. 14. Evcrj persou having the custody and control of a 
: fend^chiidren child between the ages of eight and fourteen years^residing in a 
J to school. school district in which a public school is annually taught, shall 
* cause such child to attend the public school all the time such 

school is in session, unless the child shall be excused by the 
school board of the district because his physical or mental con- 
dition is such as to prevent his attendance at school for the period 
required, or because he was instructed in the English language 
in a private school approved by the school board for a number 
of weeks equal to that in which the public school was in session 
in the common English branches or, having acquired those 
branches, in other more advanced studies. Any person who does 
not comply with the requirements of this section shall be fined 
ten dollars for the first offense and twenty dollars for every sub- 
sequent offense, for the use of the district. 
Enforcement Sect. 15. The state Superintendent of public instruction shall 
of laws. have authority to enforce the laws relating to attendance at 
school and the employment of minors, and, for this purpose, he 
and any deputy appointed by him shall be vested with the 
powders given by law to truant officers when authorized by school 
boards to enforce the laws relating to attendance at school and 
the employment of children. And the expenses necessarily in- 
curred by the state superintendent in such enforcement shall be 
paid, as audited and allowed by the governor and council. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect upon its ])assage. 



on passage. 



[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 62. 



AN" ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO EMPLOY COUNSEL IN LEGISLATIVE 
MATTERS. 

Section | Sectiok 

1. Towns may employ legislative conn- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

sel. I 

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

Towns may SECTION 1. Towus may at aiiy legal meeting authorize the 
mive°coun!'' employment by the selectmen of counsel in legislative matters in 
^^^- which the town is directly or indirectly interested, or may ratify 

the previous employment by the selectmen of such counsel and 

may grant and vote money therefor. 
Takes effect Segt. 2. This act shall take eft'cct upou its passage. 

on passage. 

[Approved March 8, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 63, 64. 553 

CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE DEPOSIT OF SAWDUST, SHAVINGS, OR OTHEE 
REFUSE, IN GILFORD AND POOR FAUM BROOKS, IN THE TOWN OF 
GILFORD. 

Section i Section 

1. Deposit of sawdust proliibitetl. | 2. Takes effect September 1, 190L 

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

Section 1. !N"o person or corporation shall pnt or place, orcepositof 
cause to be put or placed, any sawdust, shavings, or other WMteci; ^^°' 
refuse, or waste, in Gilford or Poor Farm brooks, in the town p®"^"^- 
of Gilford; and any person or corporation violating the pro- 
visions of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one 
hundred dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take etiect September tirst, A. D. Takes eirect 
1901. S"'"''"''' 

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF COUNTY TAXES. 

Section i Section 

1. Collection of county tax not paid by 2. Takes etiect on passage, 

town. I 

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

Section 1. When the taxes granted by a county convention collection of 
and assessed against any town shall remain unpaid after the fii'st ;;^^"*yj^^^ 
day of December in the year in which such tax is due and pay-town!^^ ^ 
able, such town shall be chargeable with interest upon such 
unpaid tax at the rate of ten per cent per annum from said first 
day of December, for the use of the county, and the county 
treasurer may enforce the payment of such interest in the same 
manner as he may enforce the payment of such tax. 

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

, , , , on passage. 

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



554 



Chapters 65, 66. 
CHAPTER 63. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 104, LAWS OF 1S99, EELAT- 
ING TO THE SALARY OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 



Section 
1. Salary of secretary of state. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Salary of 
secretary of 
state. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes etTect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 104 of the Laws of 1899 is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars " and inserting in the place thereof the words, three 
thousand dollars, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : 

Section 1. Chapter 286 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
amended by striking out all of section 3 and inserting the fol- 
lowing : Sect. 3. The annual salary of the secretary of state 
shall be three thousand 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 oificial acts, quarterly 
on the last days of March, June, September, and December ot 
each year, and shall pay the amount thereof to the state treas- 
urer 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 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 66. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO^ MORTGAGES BY CORPORATIONS. 



Section 
1. Corporation may mortgage property 
thereafter acquired. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



m°a^mort°" SECTION 1. Any corporation making a mortgage of its prop- 
^g^ property erty and franchises to secure its bonded or other indebtedness 
quired"''''^''" may include therein property and franchises it may thereafter 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 67, 68. 555 

CHAPTER 67. 

•AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11 OF CHAPTER 169 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 04 OF THE LAWS OF 1899, 
RELATING TO. THE TAXATION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Section l. Taxes to be paid by foreign insurance companies. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 14 of chapter 169 of the Public Taxes to be 
Statutes, as amended by section 1 of chapter 64 of the Laws of }o^reiJn in- 
1899, by striking out the word "and" in the first line and in- sm-ance com- 
serting after the word " marine " in the first line the words, fidel- 
ity and casualty, so that said section 14 shall read as follows : 

Every such fire, marine, fidelity, and casualty insurance com- 
pany shall pay to the state treasurer within one month after re- 
ceiving notice from the insurance commissioner of the amount 
thereof, a tax of two per cent upon the gross premiums received 
by it, less return premiums and reinsurance, when effected in au- 
thorized companies by the company's licensed resident agents 
upon business done within the state during the year ending on 
the olst day of the preceding December, as assessed by the com- 
missioner, 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 them upon business 
done within the state during the year ending on the 31st day of 
the preceding December as assessed by the commissioner. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 6S. 



AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 149 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES BY RE- 
PEALING SECTION 22 THEREOF AND CREATING A SUBSTITUTE. 

Section 1. Voting by proxy at stockholders' meetings regulated. 

Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Covrt convened: 

Section 1. Section 22 of chapter 149 of the Public Statutes voting by 
is hereby repealed and the following new section enacted in place ^to^ckTioWers' 

thereof: meetings 

Sect. 22. Except in railroad corporations, any person being ^®^"^^^^''' 
authorized by a writing under the hand of a stockholder entitled 
to vote by proxy, filed with the clerk or cashier, may vote as 
proxy in the right of such stockholder : but no person shall vote 
as proxy for shares exceeding one eighth of tlie whole, capital 



556 



Chapters 69, 70. 



[1901 



stock; nor shall any stockholder, acting as proxy for another 
stockholder, vote in his own right and as such proxy on more 
than one eighth of the capital stock. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

AX ACT TO PROTECT THE AilMOXOOSUC RIVER IX CARROLL, BETHLE- 
HEM, LITTLETOX, LISBOX, AXD BATH, AXD ITS TRIBUTARIES, FROM 
POLLrTIOX BY SAWDUST AXD OTHER WASTE. 



Section 
1. Sawdust and other substances not to 
be deposited. 



SECTION 

'2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Sawdust and SECTION 1. No pcrson or corporation shall put or place, or 
stance "not to causc or allow to be put or placed, any sawdust, shavings, edg- 
plnaiiy^^^^^'^'i^^gs, chips, bark, or other waste, from wood-work establish- 
ments, into Ammonoosuc river, or its tributaries, in the towns of 
Carroll, Bethlehem, Littleton, Franconia, Lisbon, and Bath. Any 
person or corporation violating the provisions of this act shall be 
punished by a tine of not exceeding one hundred dollars for each 
offense. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect Auo:ust 1, 1904. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 70. 



AX ACT FOR THE PROMOTIOX OF HORTICULTURE. 



Section 

1. Appi'opriation for New Hampshire 

Horticultural Society. 

2. Account to governor and counciL 



Section 
3. Report to secretary of board of agri- 
culture. 



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



Appropria- SECTION 1. The sum of three hundred dollars is hereby an- 
Ham^^bil-e'^ nually appropriated for the years 1901 and 1902 for the use 
Horticultural of the Ncw Hampshire Horticultural Society, to be expended 
-Society. Qnder the direction of the state board of agriculture in proraot- 
ins; the horticultural interests of the state. 



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Chapter 71. 



557 



Sect. 2. The society shall annually, in the month of January, Account to 
render to the governor and council an itemized account of thecouncu. 
uses to which the appropriation of the year has been applied. 

Sect. 3. The secretary and treasurer of the society shall sea- Report to 
sonably make to the secretary of the state board of agriculture toai^do7agii- 
a report of the transactions of the society, which shall be incor-^""^^^- 
porated in the agricultural report. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 71. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 5 AND 6 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, WITH REFERENCE TO STATE PUBLICATIONS. 



Journals of house and senate, bow 
distributed. 

Annual reports, bow bound and dis- 
tributed. 

Early state papers, bow distributed. 



Section 

4. Publications to be delivered to state 

librarian. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 10 of chapter 5 of the Public Statutes is Journals of 
hereby amended by striking out the words "and to each town sen|fe?how 
in the state " at the end and inserting in place thereof the fol- distributed, 
lowing : to each public library in the state, and to each town in 
the state having no public library which shall request the same, 
and to such publishers of newspapers requesting the same as keep 
such open to public use, so that said section shall read as follows : 

Sect. 10. The secretary, as soon as he receives the printed 
journals from the public printer, shall send one copy thereof to 
each of the following named officers and bodies : To each person 
composing the executive and legislative branches of the govern- 
ment ; to the secretary, treasurer, and adjutant-general ; to each 
of the clerks of the senate and house ; to each public library in 
the state, and to each town in the state having no public library, 
which shall request the same, and to such publishers of news- 
papers requesting the same as keep such open to public use. 

Sect. 2. Section 11 of said chapter 5 of the Public Statutes Annual re- 
is hereby amended by striking out the words " six hundred and]^'°f/^^^^°j 
fifty " in the first and second lines thereof and inserting in place <iistributed. 
thereof the words four hundred, and by striking out the 
words "to the clerk of each town, for the use of the town" 
in the fifth line of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
words, to each public library in the state, and to each town in the 
state having no public library, v/hich shall request the same, and 

5 



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[1901 



Early state 
papers, how 
distributed. 



Publications 
to be de- 
livered to 
state libra- 
rian. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



to sucli publishers of newspapers requesting the same as keep 
such open to public use, so that said section shall read as follows: 

Sect. 11. The secretary of state shall cause four hundred 
copies of the several annual reports of state officers and institu- 
tions to be bound together in one or more volumes, and, as soon 
as may be after their publication, shall send one copy thereof to 
each public library in the state, and to each town in the state 
having no public library, which shall request the same, and to 
such publishers of newspapers requesting the same as keep such 
open to public use, and shall deposit the remainder in the state 
library. 

Sect, 3. Chapter 123 of the Laws of 1881 is hereby amended 
by striking out the.w^ords " city and town in the state, one copy 
to such of the public libraries of this state as the governor may 
designate " in the tenth and eleventh lines of said act and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: public library in the state, 
and to each town in the state having no public library, which 
shall request the same, and to such publishers of newspapers re- 
questing the same as keep such open to public use. 

Sect. 4. Chapter 6 of the public Statutes is hereby amended 
by adding thereto the following section : 

Sect. 11. The public printer shall, immediately upon publi- 
cation, deliver to the state librarian two hundred and fifty copies 
of reports of state departments and institutions, and of all other 
state publications, except Session Laws and State Papers, bound 
in the usual form. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 72. 



AN ACT TO PROTECT THE LAKES, PONDS, AND STREAMS OP THE STATE 
EROM POLLUTION BY SxiWDUST AND OTHER WASTE. 



Section 
Sawmills and similar establishments 3. Notice of such petition, 
hereafter constructed and put in 4. Penalty for violation, 
operation not to permit escape of 5. Takes effect on passage, 
waste to any lake, pond, or stream. 
When compliance impracticable, su- 
preme court may grant relief on 
petition. 

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



Section 1. All sawmills, planing mills, and other wood-work- 
ing establishments hereafter constructed and put in operation in 
Scfedam"' this State, shall be so constructed and operated that no bark,saw- 



Sawmills and 
similar estab- 
lishments 



1901] Chapter 72. 559 

dust, shavings, slabs, edgings, or other waste product therefrom put in opera- 
shall escape into or be deposited, dumped, or placed in any lake, permit escape 
pond, or stream within the state, and no bark, sawdust, slabs, anyfakt,'^" 
edgings, or other waste product from any sawmill, planing mill, po^n^i^i'' 
or other wood-working establishment hereafter erected and put 
in operation shall be allowed to escape into or be deposited, 
dumped, or placed in any such lake, pond, or stream ; provided, 
hoivever, that if the owner or operator of any such establishment 
has provided it with reasonably perfect modern machinery and 
appliances to prevent such product or waste from escaping into 
or being placed in any such lakes, ponds, or streams, and keeps 
said machinery and appliances in reasonable repair, he shall not 
be responsible for any pi'oduct or waste that may escape from 
said establishment into said waters without negligence upon the 
part of himself or his employees; and provided, further, that this 
act shall not apply to bark that gets into said waters from logs 
while being driven, rafted, or stored in said waters, and before 
the process of manufacture begins. 

Sect. 2. The supreme court, upon petition of any person when com- 
hereafter desiring to erect a new mill, or other establishment pmcticawe, 



me 
may 



mentioned in this act, alleging that it will be impracticable for^^P^I 
him to profitably do so if obliged to comply with the provisions granY'eiief 
of this act, and that the public good will be promoted by grant- ''"^'^ 
ing him relief therefrom, upon hearing, and satisfactory evidence 
to sustain the allegations contained in the petition, may grant 
the petitioner relief from the operation of this act, provided they 
are of the opinion that in view of all the circumstances justice 
requires that such relief should be granted, and that the public 
good will be subserved by the granting of such relief. 

Sect. 3. Reasonable notice of the petition shall be given to Notice of 
the fish and game commissioners, the selectmen of the town, or ^"'^'^ J^^'^^^^^"' 
mayor of the city, in which the establishment is to be erected, 
and to such other persons as maybe interested, by a notice served 
on said parties and a like notice published in a newspaper printed 
in the town or city, or county, and said fish commissioners, select- 
men, mayor, or other person interested therein may appear and 
object to the granting of such relief. 

Sect. 4. Any person or officer of any corporation violating penalty for 
the provisions of this act shall be fined fifty dollars for each ^^^^^^'°"- 
ofiense, and every day that they violate the same shall be deemed 
a separate ofiense. 

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

° on passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



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Chapters 73, 74. 



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CHAPTER 73. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 76 OF THE SESSION LAAVS OP 
1897 ENTITLED "AN ACT IN EELATION TO HAWKERS AND PED- 
DLERS." 

Section 
1. Commercial agents selling at whole- 
sale by sample not hawkers or 
peddlers. 

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

agS"rseiiing SECTION 1. Sectioii 10 of Said act is hereby amended by add- 
to* lam ^^e not ^^^& ^^^^^ *^^ word "goods" the words, at wholesale, so that 

hawkers or 
peddlers. 



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



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



as amended said section shall read as follows 

Sect. 10. The provisions of this act shall not apply to com- 
mercial agents selling goods at wholesale by sample only. 

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 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 74. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AUDITING CLAIMS AGAINST THE STATE. 



Section 
1. Incidental expenses of state pro- 
vided for. 



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



Incidental 
expenses of 
state pro- 
vided for. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The governor and council are authorized to audit 
and allow, as incidental expenses of the state, all bills for post- 
age, stationery, necessary department supplies, and other neces- 
sary incidental expenses of the state ; and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the payment of the same out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 2. Section 6 of chapter 20, Public Statutes of New 
Hampshire, and all other acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act thall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapters 75, 76. 
CHAPTER 75. 



661 



AN ACT IN" RELATION TO THE. ADMINISTEATION OF THE STATE PRISON 
AND TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS. 

Section 1. Insufficiency in income of state prison proviclied for ; salary of chaplain ; 
appropi-iation for library; appropriation for repairs of buildings. 

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

Section 1. That in case the income of the state prison should insufficiency 
lit any time be insufficient to meet the current expenses, the state prison 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treas- safaVy of ^°'^' 
ury, from time to time, to provide for such deficiency, out of any pi-opriitVon ^'" 
moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. for library; 

That the sum of eight Jiundred dollars annually, for the ensu-tSn^fm-^^^ 
ing two years, be and hereb}^ is appropriated for the payment of busings, 
the salary of the chaplain of the state prison. 

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

That the further sum of five thousand dollars be appropriated 
for improvements and repairs of the prison buildings, the same 
to be expended under the direction of the governor and council; 
and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 76. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 27 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1895, RELATING TO STREET RAILWAYS. 



Section 

1. Jurisdiction over location of street 

railwaj' tracks, etc., where vested. 

2. Appeal to railroad commissioners. 



Section 

3. Primary order not vacated by appeal. 

4. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 27 of the Laws of 1895 is ^^^l-'fJcauon 
hereby amended by striking out the words " exclusive and final," of street raii- 
and by striking out the words " and from such orders there shall Ttcf ^^^ ^' 
be no appeal," so that said section as amended shall read : 

The board of mayor and aldermen of cities and selectmen of 
towns shall within their respective cities and towns have juris- 
diction to locate the tracks, sidetracks, turnouts, and poles ot 



562 



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[1901 



Appeal to 
railroad com- 
missioners. 



Primary 
order not va- 
cated by 
appeal. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



said street railway, and may order a street railway conipany to 
discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in public 
highways, whenever they deem that the safety and convenience 
of the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor. 

Sect. 2. Any party aggrieved by any location or order of the 
board of mayor and aldermen or selectmen may appeal to the 
board of railroad commissioners within fifteen days after said 
hearing, or the issuing of said order, and shall be entitled to a 
speedy hearing upon "his said appeal upon such notice to said 
board of mayor and aldermen or selectmen, and other parties 
interested, as said commissioners may order. The decree of the 
railroad commissioners affirming or setting aside such location or 
order shall be final upon all questions of fact. At the request 
of any party to the proceeding, any question of law involved in 
the determination of such appeal shall be certified to the law 
term of the supreme court for decision. 

Sect. 3. No order of the board of mayor and aldermen or 
selectmen shall be vacated or suspended by the taking of an 
appeal as herein provided, but shall continue in full force and 
effect unless and until it shall be set aside by the decree of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take ettect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR FENDERS UPON STREET RAILWAY CARS. 



Section 
1. Street railway companies to equip 
cars with fenders, when. 



Section 

2. Penalty for neglect. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Street rail- 
ways to equi 
cars with 
fenders, 
when. 



Penalty for 
neglect. 



Takes effect 
May 1, 1903. 



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

p Section 1. Street railway companies operating cars pro- 
pelled by any motive power other than horses, when required by 
the board of railroad commissioners upon application in writing, 
notice to the street railway company interested and hearing 
thereon, shall equip their cars with fenders at such height from 
the top of the rail as said board may prescribe. 

Sect. 2. A street railway company, which, for more than six 
months after being notified by said board, operates a car not 
equipped with fenders as required under the provisions of the 
preceding section, shall, for each offense, forfeit a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty dollars. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect May 1, 1903. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 78. 
CHAPTER 78. 



563 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A JUDICIARY SYSTEM CONSISTING OF TWO 
COURTS. 



Section 

1. Supreme and superior courts pro- 

vided for. 

2. Jurisdiction of courts. 

3. General term of supreme court. 

4. Opinions of supreme court, how filed, 

etc. 

5. Questions of law, how transferred. 

6. Writs, etc., issued under former laws 

saved. 

7. Causes and proceedings of law term 

docliets saved. 



Section 

8. Records and files of clerks of courts. 

9. Clerks of superior court. 

10. Clerk of supreme court. 

11. Messenger of supreme court. 

12. Repeal of referee provisions. 

13. Return of grand and petit jurors. 

14. Salaries of judges. 

l."}. Trial terms of superior court. 

16. Repealing clause. 

17. Control of supreme court rooms. 

18. Takes effect April 1, 1901. 



Be it enacted l)y the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Instead of the supreme court as now existing, two supreme and 
courts are hereby established, one to be known as the supreme ^^p^[^°J'^,q_ 
court, consisting of one chief and four associate justices, and the videdtor. 
other to be known as the superior court, consisting of one chief 
and four associate justices. 

Sect. 2. The supreme court hereby established shall have jurisdiction 
jurisdiction of all matters and things of which the present court °^'^°"^'^^- 
at law terms thereof has jurisdiction « and the superior court shall 
have original jurisdiction of all actions, appeals, processes, and 
matters and things, which may be entered in, or are cognizable 
by, the present court at the trial terms thereof, and the justices 
of the superior court in vacation shall have all the powers 
possessed by the justices of the present court in vacation. 

Sect. 3. There shall be one general term of the supreme Term of 
court in each year, to be held in the court room of the state H-coSrL™*^ 
brary building in Concord, and the justices of the said court 
shall be in attendance on the hrst Tuesday of the months of Jan- 
uary, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, 
jSTovember, December, for the purpose of hearing arguments, 
making orders, rendering decisions, and filing opinions. 

Sect. 4. The justices of the supreme court shall file with the opinions of 
clerk of said court a written opinion in every case decided byeourt.'how 
them, and the clerk shall at once notify the parties or their ^'^'''^'^°- 
counsel, by mail, of the order made. In thirty days thereafter 
he shall forward to the clerk of the court below a certificate of 
the order, unless a rehearing is ordered by the court. No order 
of the court for a final disposition of a case pending therein shall 
be valid and binding until an opinion has been filed as aforesaid. 

Sect. 5. Questions of law arising in the trial of any case in Questions of 
the superior court may be transferred to the supreme court forlr^nsfe^red. 
final decision, "upon a case or statement of facts reserved by the 
trial justice. And any party aggrieved by the ruling, direction, 
or judgment of the superior court, seasonably objecting, may al- 



564 



Chapter !• 



[1901 



Writs, etc., 
issued under 
former laws 



Causes and 
proceedings 
on law term 
dockets 
saved. 



Records and 

flies of clerks 
of courts. 



Clerks of 
superior 
court. 



Clerk of 
supreme 
court. 



lege exceptions thereto in writing, which, being conformable to 
the truth of the case, shall be allowed bj the trial justice and be 
entered in the supreme court for determination. Reserved cases 
and bills of exception may be entered in the supreme court at 
any time. 

Sect. 6. All writs and processes which have been heretofore 
issued or which may be issued before this act takes effect and 
all precepts, recognizances, and proceedings of every kind now 
returnable at the trial terms of the supreme court, shall be taken 
to be returnable at the corresponding terms of the superior court 
next to be holden after this act takes effect. And all causes and 
proceedings now pending upon the trial term dockets of the 
supreme court shall be heard and tried in the superior court for 
the respective counties. 

Sect. 7. All causes and proceedings pending upon the law 
term dockets or which may be entered thereon before this act 
takes effect shall be heard and determined by the supreme court 
as hereby established. And the justices of the supreme court 
shall do and perform all the duties reasonably requisite and nec- 
essary to be done by a court of final jurisdiction of questions of 
law and general superintendence of inferior courts. 

Sect. 8. All records and files which are now in the custody 
and under the control of the supreme court, or the clerks thereof, 
shall be in the custody and control of the superior court, or the 
clerks thereof, and clerks of said court in their respective coun- 
ties may certify copies of the same. And the superior court is 
authorized to issue writs of execution, scire facias, and all other 
proper processes thereon, and may amend the same as if they 
had been originally filed and recorded in said superior court. 

Sect. 9. One clerk of the superior court for each county 
shall be appointed by the justices of that court, who shall be re- 
movable at their pleasure. He shall perform all the duties now 
imposed upon him, at the trial terms, except as herein modified, 
and such other duties as the provisions of this act may require 
or render necessary for the due administration of justice. His 
fees shall remain as now provided by law. Until said clerks are 
appointed and qualified, the present clerks of the supreme court 
in the several counties shall continue to perform the duties of 
that office. 

Sect. 10. A clerk of the supreme court shall be appointed 
by the justices thereof and shall be removable at their pleasure. 
He shall perform all the duties herein specifically required of him 
and such other duties as usually appertain to that office. He 
shall give bond to the state in such sum as the justices shall di- 
rect, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties. He 
shall have an office in the state library building and shall have 
the right to deposit the files and papers pertaining to his office 
in the library vaults. His compensation shall be fixed by the 
court and shall be paid by the state quarterl}'. No fees for his 
attendance at court shall be allowed. 



1901] Chapter 78. 665 

Sect. 11. The justices of the supreme court ma}^ appoint a Messenger of 
messenger who shall perform such duties with reference to the court.™^ 
court room and apartments occupied by the justices as they may 
prescribe, and shall receive such reasonable compensation as the 
justices shall certify to be just and reasonable. 

Sect. 12. All acts or parts of acts which authorize the court Repeal of 
to commit the trial of cases to referees without the consent of the v1sions.^^°" 
parties, or to order the fees of referees to be paid b}^ the county 
when the parties agree to a reference, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 13. Grand and petit jurors shall be drawn and returned Return of 
to attend terms of the superior court in the same manner as is letiTjurors. 
now provided by law for the trial terms of the supreme court. 
All trial terras of the present supreme court, whether open, post- 
poned, or adjourned to a particular time, shall be continued, 
completed, closed, and finally adjourned by the justices of the 
superior court as terms of that court, in the same manner as if 
originally commenced as terras thereof. 

Sect. 14. The annual salary of the chief justice of the su- salaries of 
preme court shall be $3,800, and that of each of the associate jus- ^"'^^^^' 
tices thereof shall be $3,600, and the annual salary of the chief 
justice of the superior court shall be $3,800, and that of the 
associate justices thereof, $3,600. Actual expenses shall be al- 
lowed to the justices of the courts as now provided by law for the 
justices of the present supreme court. 

Sect. 15. The terms of the superior court shall be held in Trial terms, 
each year at the times and places following : 

For the county of Rockingham, at Exeter, on the third Tues-^o^f^kingiiam 
day of January, and the third Tuesday of April ; and at Ports- 
mouth, on the third Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Strafford, at Dover, on the second Tuesday strafford 
of February, and the third Tuesday of September. '=°''"^^- 

For the county of Belknap, at Laconia, on the first Tuesday of Beiknap 
March, and the first Tuesday of November. county. 

For the county of Carroll, at Ossipee, on the third Tuesday of carroii 
March, and the third Tuesday of October. county. 

For the county of Merrimack, at Concord, on the first Tues- Merrimack 
day of April, and the first Tuesday of October. *^°""*^- 

For the county of Hillsborough, at Manchester, on the first miisborough 
Tuesdaj' of January, and the first Tuesday of May, and at Nashua ^^''^"^y- 
the third Tuesdaj' of September. 

For the county of Cheshire, at Keene, on the first Tuesday of Cheshire 
April, and the first Tuesday of October. *^°""^^- 

For the county of Sullivan, at Newport, on the second Tues-suiiivan 
day of May, and the second Tuesday of November. county. 

For the county of Coos, northern district, at Colebrook, on coos county, 
the first Tuesday of February, and the first Tuesday of Septem- 
ber; southern district, at Lancaster, on the third Tuesday of 
April, and the second Tuesday of November, 

For the county of Grafton, at Plymouth, on the first Tuesday Grafton 
of May ; at Haverhill, on the second Tuesday of September; at^°"'^^^' 
Lebanon, on the third Tuesday of November. A term shall also 



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[1901 



Repealing 
clause. 



Control of 
supreme 
court rooms. 

Takes effect 
April 1, 1901. 



be held on the third Tuesday of February at which writs and 
processes may be entered, actions defaulted or nonsuited, an- 
swers made, orders considered and determined, trials had by 
agreement on issues to court, and judgments ordered. A jury 
or juries may be summoned for attendance at said term only for 
extraordinary cause in the discretion of the court. Said Feb- 
ruary term shall be held at Haverhill in 1902, at Plymouth in 
1903, at Lebanon in 1904, and thereafterwards at those places in 
rotation in the same order. 

Sect. 16. All laws heretofore passed which establish and 
continue in existence the present supreme court, and all acts and 
parts of acts whatsoever inconsistent with the provisions of this 
act, are hereby repealed ; but all laws now in force not inconsis- 
tent with the provisions of this act, applicable to the present 
court at the law terra, shall continue in force and shall apply to 
the supreme court hereby established; and all laws now in force 
not inconsistent with the provisions of this act, applicable to the 
present court at the trial terms thereof, or to the justices thereof 
in vacation, shall continue in force and shall apply to the supe- 
rior court, or to the justices thereof in vacation, as the case may 
be. Any and all acts pertaining to the distribution of publica- 
tions to the supreme court shall aj^ply to the two courts hereby 
constituted. 

Sect. 17. The exclusive control of the supreme courtrooms, 
in the state library building, shall be vested in the judges of the 
supreme court. 

Sect. 18. This act shall take effect and be in force on and 
after the first day of April, 1901 ; and the first session of the 
supreme court shall be held on the first Tuesday of April next, 
but the justices of said courts may be appointed and commis- 
sioned before said first day of April. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



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Chapter 79. 



567 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT TO EEVISE THE FISH AND GAME LAWS OF THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Fish and game commissioners to be 

appointed. 

2. Duties of commissioners. 

3. To inspect waters and determine 

what fish shall be introduced. 

4. May take fish at any time for certain 

purposes. 

5. May close waters against fishing, 

6. Penalty ;iJr('ma/ncte evidence. 

7. May enforce laws relating to inland 

fisheries, etc. 

8. May appoint special detectives. 

9. May confiscate fish and game ille- 

gally taken. 

10. Report of commissioners. 

11. Compensation of commissioners. 

12. Fines, how disposed of. 

13. Powers of commissioners, etc. 
U. May screen public waters, when. 

15. Moose, caribou, and elk protected. 

16. Deer protected. 

17. Two deer may be killed in open 

season. 

18. Fawn protected. 

19. Use of dogs, jacks, and snares pro- 

hibited. 

20. Penalty for violations. 

21. Dog chasing deer, etc., may be 

killed. 

22. Sable, otter, and fisher protected. 

23. Penalty for violations. 

24. Beaver protected. 

25. Penalty for violations. 

26. Gray squirrel and raccoon protected ; 

penalty. 

27. Hares and rabbits protected ; penalty. 

28. Taking with ferret; penalty. 

29. Trapping without consent of land. 

owner, penalty. 

30. Hides and carcasses of deer, etc., 

evidence of violatioh. 

31. Transportation of certain animals 

prohibited; penalty. 

32. Transportation of deer regulated; 

penalty. 

33. Sale of deer regulated; penalty. 

Blue Mt. Forest Ass'n excepted. 

34. Wild birds, other than game birds, 

protected; what are game birds. 

35. Nests and eggs of wild birds pro- 

tected. 

36. Penalties for violations. 

37. Not to apply to persons taking birds 

and nests for scientific purposes. 

38. Birds, nests, and eggs may be taken 

for scientific purposes; require- 
ments. 

39. Cei-tiflcates in force one year. 

40. English sparrows, crows, and hawks 

not protected. 

41. Plover, duck, etc., protected; pen- 

alty. 

42. Woodcock, grouse, partridge, quail, 

snipe, protected; penalty. 



Section 

43. Shooting of beach birds regulated . 

44. Snaring of grouse, penalty. 

45. Killing of blue heron and American 

eagle, penalty. 

46. Transportation of game birds out of 

state, penalty. 

47. Purchase or sale of certain game 

birds, penalty. 

48. Taking fish or corrupting waters in 

artificial ponds, penalty. 

49. Preceding section applies to what 

waters. 

50. Certain fish to be caught only by 

angling; penalty. 

51. Destroying fish by poison or explo- 

sive, penalty. 

52. Use of seine, wire, or net, penalty. 

53. 31ore than ten lines in ice fishing', 

penalty. 

54. Fishing for trout, etc., as occupation, 

penalty. 

55. Young salmon protected. 

56. Lake trout, land-locked salmon, etc., 

protected. 

57. Brook or speckled trout protected. 

58. Penalties for violations; repealing 

clause. 

59. Pike perch, white perch, and black 

bass protected; penalty. 

60. Pickerel and pike not to be put into 

waters containing trout; penalty. 

61. Pickerel, pike, etc., protected; 

penalty. 

62. Fish introduced to be unmolested 

five years; penalty. 

63. Lamper eels protected; penalty. 

64. Smelts protected. 

65. Taking of smelts with seine regu- 

lated. 

66. Penalties for violations. 

67. Smelts not to be used as manure; 

penalty. 

68. Not more than ten pounds of trout 

in one day; penalty. 

69. Taking trout and land-locked sal- 

mon through ice ; penalty. 

70. Length of trout, black bass, etc., tbat 

may be taken ; penalty. 

71. Possession of fish during close sea- 

son evidence of violation. 

72. Boats and implements used in vio- 

lation forfeited. 

73. Misuse of fish or fry furnished by 

commissioners, penalty. 

74. Rights of owners of private waters. 

75. " Public waters " defined. 

76. Planting oysters regulated. 

77. Taking oysters in certain months 

prohibited ; penalt5\ 

78. Lobsters protected ; penalty. 

79. Unlawful removal of lobster trap, 

penalty. 

80. Repealing clause. 

81. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Commis- 
sioners to be 
appointed. 



Duties of 
commis- 
sioners. 



To inspect 
waters. 



May take fish 
at any time. 



May close 
waters 
against 
fishing. 



Penalty; 
prima facie 
evidence. 



May enforce 
laws relating 
to fisheries. 



May appoint 
special de- 
tectives. 



Section 1. The governor, with the advice of the council, 
shall appoint a board of fish and game commissioners not ex- 
ceeding three in number who shall hold office for five years 
unless sooner removed. The board as now constituted is 
continued. 

Sect. 2. The commissioners shall enforce the fish and game 
laws, shall take the necessary measures for re-stocking or 
introducing any desirable fish into the waters of this state, and 
they may co-operate with the commissioners of other states 
having joint interests with this state for that purpose. 

Sect. 3. Said commissioners shall examine the principal inland 
waters of the state and determine what new varieties of fish 
shall be introduced into the same. 

Sect. 4. Said commissioners may take fish at any time and 
of any kind for purposes of science, cultivation, and dissemina- 
tion, and may permit other persons to take them for such 
purpose under their direction. 

Sect. 5. Said commissioners may close any of the waters of 
this state against fishing for such period or periods as the}^ may 
deem advisable and may also prohibit the taking offish through 
the ice from any of the public waters of the state for a period 
not exceeding five years, whenever it shall appear to them after 
public notice given and a hearing that it is reasonable to close 
the same. In case of such closing, they shall publish their order 
in some newspaper printed in the county, and cause the same to 
be posted in two or more public places as near the waters as may 
be in each town in which any part of the waters is located, at 
least one week before the order shall be in force. 

Sect. 6. Any person who violates the provisions of the 
preceding sections, or of any order thereunder, shall be fined 
twenty dollars, or be imprisoned sixty days, or both. The hav- 
ing in possession any fish, such as are found in the waters so 
closed, by any person in the immediate vicinity of such waters 
after the order takes effect, shall be prima facie evidence of a 
violation by such person of the law and of the order made by 
said commissioners. 

Sect. 7. Each of the commissioners may personally, or by 
deputy appointed in writing under his hand, enforce all laws 
relating to inland fisheries, and may seize and remove summarily, 
if need be, all unlawful obstructions to the passage of migratory 
fish, except dams, mills, or machineiy, at the expense of the 
person using or maintaining the same. 

Sect. 8. The fish and game commissioners may, whenever 
they deem it necessary, and shall, upon the request of three 
reputable citizens, appoint one or more persons to act as special 
detectives in cases of prosecution relating to fish and game. 
The compensation of such detectives shall be fixed by said 
commissioners and paid from the fish and game detective fund. 



1901] Chapter 79. 569 

Sect. 9. All fish and game found in the possession of anyMayconSs- 
person or persons who have illegally taken the same shall be lam^me^."'^ 
confiscated by the fish and game commissioners and sold by ^'^"y*^'^®"- 
them or under their direction to the best advantage, and the 
proceeds of such sale added to the fish and game detective fund 
in the state treasury. 

Sect. 10. The fish and game commissioners shall file with Report of 
the secretary of state, on or before the first day of December, in sfon^s!" 
each alternate year, a report to the governor and council of all 
their doings together with a statement of all their expenses. 

Sect. 11. Said commissioners shall be paid their traveling compensa- 
and other expenses necessarily connected with the discharge of^^^^^^^^^'^; 
their duties, and such reasonable compensation for services as 
may be determined and allowed by the governor and council, 
who shall audit their accounts. 

Sect. 12. All fines and forfeitures accruing from prosecu- Fines, how 
tions for violation of the fish and game laws shall be paid into '^^^^°®®^ °*' 
the state treasury and placed to the credit of the fish and game 
commissioners, and be known as the fish and game detective 
fund, and may be drawn and used by said commissioners from 
time to time as to them may seem necessary, with the approval 
of the governor and council. 

Sect. 13. The fish and game commissioners, their deputies powers of 
and detectives, in the performance of their duties, shall have the^P™??.!,®" ,„ 

n 11 TiTiT 1 1 • SlOIlGlSj ClC. 

powers 01 constables and shall also have authority to arrest, on 
view, within the limits of the state any person violating any of 
the fish and game laws. 

Sect. 14. The fish and game commissioners shall have power May screen 
whenever such action shall be approved by the governor and^^a^ers. 
council to place and keep in position such screens in any of the 
public waters of the state as they may deem for the public good, 
provided said screens shall not intercept the flow of water or 
passage of lumber or logs in said waters. 

Sect. 15. l!^o person shall hunt, catch, kill, destroy, or cap- Moose, cari- 
ture any moose, caribou, or elk within the limits of this state. prot'ec'tecL^^ 

Sect. 16. No person shall hunt, catch, kill, or destroy any Deer pro- 
deer within the limits of this state except during the months of ^^'^^^'^" 
October and November and the first fifteen days of December in 
each year, and then only in the counties of Carroll and Coos, 
and in the towns of Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, 
Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Ilolderness, Lincoln, 
Livermore, Plymouth, Rumney, Thornton, Waterville, Went- > 

worth, AYoodstock, Bath, Benton, Bethlehem, Easton, Franconia, 
Haverhill, Landaft', Lisbon, Littleton, Lyme, Hanover, Monroe, 
Orford, Piermont, and Warren, in Grafton county. 

Sect. 17. No person during the open season of any year two deer 
shall take, catch, kill, or destroy more than two deer. kiiied^ 

Sect. 18. The killing of fawn is prohibited at all times. rawnpro- 

Sect. 19. No person shall at any time hunt, kill, capture, or use of'ciogs, 
destroy any deer with dogs, or by the use of a jack, so called, or ^gna'^.|'s'pro- 
with any artificial light, or with a trap or snare. Mbiteci. 



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Penalty. 



Dog may 
killed. 



Sable, otter, 
and fisher 
protected. 



Beaver pro- 
tected. 



Penalty. 



Gray squirrel 
and raccoon 
protected ; 
penalty. 



Hares and 
rabbits pro- 
tected ; 
penalty. 



Taking with 

ferret, 

penalty. 



Trapping 
without 
owner's con- 
sent, penalty. 



Evidence of 
violation. 



Transporta- 
tion prohibi- 
ted; penalty. 



Sect. 20. If any person shall violate any provision of any of 
the five preceding sections, he shall he fined not exceding two 
hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding six months, or 
both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 21. Any person may summarily dispose of any dog 
found pursuing or harassing any moose, caribou, elk, deer, 
or sheep. 

Sect. 22. Xo person shall take or kill any sable, otter, or 
fisher between the thirty-first day of March and the fifteenth 
day of October in any year. 

Sect. 23. If any person shall violate the provisions of the 
preceding sections he shall be fined twenty-five dollars, or be 
imprisoned sixty days, or both. 

Sect. 24. ]No person shall take, kill, or have in his possession 
any beaver within this state prior to the first day of January, 
1909. 

Sect. 25. If any person shall violate the provisions of the 
preceding section he shall be fined fifty dollars for each beaver 
caught, killed, or had in his possession. 

Sect. 26. No person shall, between the first day of January 
and the fifteenth daj' of September in any year, take or kill any 
gray squirrel or raccoon under a fine of ten dollars for each 
offense, or thirty days imprisonment, or both. 

Sect. 27. If any person shall take or kill any hare or rabbit 
between the thirty-first day of March and the first day of 
October in any year, he shall be fined not exceeding ten dollars, 
or imprisoned thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 28. If any person shall at any time take or kill any 
rabbit or hare by the use of a ferret, he shall be fined not 
exceeding ten dollars, or be imprisoned thirty days, or both. 

Sect. 29. If any person shall set or arrange any trap upon 
any land of which he is not the owner or legal occupant without 
the consent of the owner or legal occupant of said land, he 
shall be fined not exceeding ten dollars, or imprisoned sixty 
days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect, 30. If any person shall at any time have in his posses- 
sion the carcasses or hides of any moose, caribou, elk, or fawn, 
or the parts thereof, or the carcasses or hides, or parts thereof of 
more than two deer, in the open season on deer, or the carcasses 
or hides or parts thereof of any deer when it is unlawful to take 
or kill deer, or the carcasses or hides or parts thereof of any 
other animal mentioned in this act Avhen it is unlawful to take 
or kill such animal, it shall be yrima facie evidence that such 
person has hunted and killed the same contrary to law. 

Sect. 31. No person, corporation, or common carrier shall, 
at any time within the limits of this state, transport any moose, 
caribou, elk, or fawn, under penalty of a fine of fifty dollars, 
but such person, corporation, or common carrier may show in 
defense that such animals came in the regular course of busi- 
ness into their possession for transit through the state from 
some place without the state. 



1901] CfiAPTER 79. 571 

Sect. 32. iN'o person, corporation, or common carrier shall Deer, trans- 
transport, within this state, any deer or any parts thereof, except '^^^'^^^^"^ °^' 
heads for mounting, unless open to view, tagged, and plainly 
labeled with the name of the actual owner, and accompanied by 
him, under penalty of a fine of fifty dollars. 

Sect, 33. No person shall sell any deer killed in this state, saie of deer 
or parts thereof, except for consumption as food within the state, penaity^^^iue 
and no person shall buy for the purpose of selling the same, sell , ^^t^.^orest 
or give away more than two deer, killed in this state in any one cepted. 
season, under a penalty of one hundred dollars for each offense, 
except that the Blue Mountain Forest Association may kill deer, 
elk, and moose within the confines of its game preserve, as es- 
tablished by chapter 258 of the Laws of 1895, until January 15th 
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 nec- 
essary for the carrying out of the provisions of this paragraph 
without any expense to the state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 34. No person shall, within this state, kill or catch or wiid birds, 
have in his possession, living or dead, any wild bird other than game birds, 
a game bird, nor shall purchase, offer, or expose for sale any Pfj°j^^'^\?^' 
such wild bird after it has been killed or caught. No part of the game birds, 
plumage, skin, or body of any bird protected by this section 
shall be sold or had in possession for sale. For the purposes of 
this act the following only shall be considered game birds : The 
Anatidce, commonly known as swans, geese, brant, and river 
and sea ducks ; the HaUidcB, commonly known as rails, coots, 
mud-hens, and gallinules; the IJmicoke, commonly known as 
shore birds, plover, surf birds, snipe,woodcock, sand-pipers, tatlers 
and curlews ; the GalUme, commonly known as wild turkeys, 
grouse, prairie chickens, pheasants, partridges, and quails. 

Sect. 35. No person shall, within this state, take or need-^^g^gg^j^^^ 
lessly destroy the nest or the eggs of any wild bird nor shall have eggsjiro- 
such nest or eggs in his or her possession. 

Sect. 36. Any person who violates any of the provisions of penalties for 
the two preceding sections of this act shall be guilty of a misde- '*''°'^^'°'^*- 
meanor, and shall be liable to a fine of five dollars for each of- 
fense, and an additional fine of five dollars for each bird, living 
or dead, or part of bird, or nest and eggs possessed in violation 
of this act, or to imprisonment for ten clays, or both, at the dis- 
cretion of the coult. 

Sect. 37. Sections 34, 35, and 36 of this act shall not apply to Not apply to 
any person holding a certificate giving the right to take birds pe^^^ons. 
and their nests and eggs for scientific purposes, as provided for 
in section 38 of this act. 

Sect. 38. Certificates may be granted by the fish and game Birds, nests, 
commissioners to any properly accredited person of the age off^^^^^^^^ 
eighteen years or upward, permitting the holder- thereof to col- scientific 
lect birds, their nests or eggs, for strictly scientific purposes only. p"^p°*®^- 
In order to obtain such certificate the applicant for the same 



572 Chapter 79. [1901 

must present to the commissioners written testimonials from two 
well-known scientific men certifying to the good character and 
fitness of said applicant to be intrusted with such privilege, and 
must pay to said commissioners one dollar to defray the neces- 
* sary expenses attending the granting of such certificate ; and 
must file with said commissioners a properly executed bond, 
in the sum of two hundred dollars, signed by two responsible 
citizens of the state as sureties. This bond shall be forfeited to 
the state, and the certificate become void, upon proof that the 
holder of such a certificate has killed any bird, or taken the nest 
or eggs of any bird, for other than the purposes named in sec- 
tions 37 and 38 of this act, who shall be further subject for each 
oftense to the penalties provided therefor in section 37 of this act. 
Certificates in Sect. 39. The certificates authorized by this act shall be in 
^jeav.^'^^ force for one year only from the date of their issue, and shall not 

be transferable. 
English Sect. 40. The English or European house sparrow {Passer 

crows^lnd domesUcus), crows, and hawks are not included among the birds 
protected' protected by this act. 

Plover, duck, Sect. 41. If any person shall, between the thirty-first day ot 
tectedT January and the first day of August in any year, take, kill, or 
penalty. destroy any plover, yellowlegs, sandpiper, duck, except shel- 
drake and loon, or rail, he shall be fined ten dollars for each 
bird so taken or destroyed, or be imprisoned sixty days, or both. 
Woodcock, Sect. 42. If any person shall, between the fifteenth day of 

fringe? quail, December in any year and the fifteenth day of September next 
snipe.' ' following, take, Idll, or have in possession any woodcock, 
rufled grouse, partridge, quail, or Wilson snipe, or shall at 
any time take, kill, or have in possession any of said birds 
except for consumption as food within the state, he shall be fined 
ten dollars for each bird so taken or destroyed or had in pos- 
session, or imprisoned sixty days, or both. 
Shooting of Sect. 43. The provisions of the preceding sections shall not 
beach birds, jje construed to prevent the shooting of beach birds, so called, 
within the limits of Eockingham county after the fifteenth day 
of July in any year. 
Snaring of Sect. 44. If any person shall at any time take grouse, par- 

srouse, tridge, or quail with a trap or snare, he shall be fined ten dollars 

for each bird so taken, or be imprisoned sixty days, or both. 
Blue heron Sect. 45. If any person shall at any time catch, kill, or de- 

anfl American g-j-roy any blue heron, American or bald eagle, he shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of twenty-five dollars for each bird so killed, or 
be imprisoned three months, or both such fine and imprison- 
ment. 
Transporta- Sect. 46. If any pcrsou, corporation, or common carrier, or 
bh-ds^omof any of their servants or agents, while in their employ, shall have 
state, penalty, jj-^ their posscssiou for transportation out of the state at any 
time, or for transportation or for any other purpose when the 
same are protected by law, any of the birds mentioned in this act, 
such person, corporation, or common carrier shall be fined one 
hundred dollars for each oftense, but such person, corporation, 



1901] Chapter 79. 573 

or common carrier maj show in defense that the birds came in 
the regular course of business lawfully into their possession for 
transit through the state from some place without the state. 

Sect. 47. ' If any person shall at any time within this state faie^'orc^er-'" 
buy, sell, oifer, or expose for sale, any woodcock, partridge, or ^am game 
rutted grouse, he shall for each bird bought and sold, offered for penalty, 
sale, or had in their possession, be lined five dollars, or be im- 
prisoned thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 48. If any person shall catch or kill fish in any waters Taking ash or 
prepared or used for the purpose of breeding, growing, or pre-w"aS\^S^ 
serving fish, or in any stream connected therewith on landpo^ds^*^^ 
owned or leased for that purpose, or shall break dow^n any dam penalty, 
or embankment of the same, or shall in any way poison or pol- 
lute the water, or shall place therein any fish or the roe, spawn, 
or fry of the same without permission of the owner or lessee of 
the land upon or through which such waters stand or flow, he 
shall be fined for every such oflense not exceeding fifty dollars, 
or be imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both such fine and 
imprisonment. 

Seot. 49. The preceding section shall apply only to waters Preceding 
not being public waters that are wholly within the control of w^ifatwa\^ers. 
some person who ow^ns the land around the same and has 
made improvements, expended money or labor in stocking it 
with fish, and it shall not apply to such waters unless the owner 
or lessee shall keep posted in at least two conspicuous places on 
the land a notice containing the words, " lleserved for fish cul- 
ture, trespass forbidden," in plain letters. 

Sect. 50. If any person shall take, kill, or fish for salmon, certain ash 
brook or speckled trout, aureolus or golden trout, lake trout, oniy%y^"^^* 
land-locked or fresh water salmon, bass, pike, pike perch, white ^^||^^°^' 
perch, pickerel, shad, shad-waiters, white fish, or blue fins, in any 
of the fresh waters of this state, in any other manner or with 
any other device than the ordinary way of aingling with a single 
hook and line, with bait, artificial flies, or spoon, he shall be fined 
ten dollars for each oftense, or be imprisoned thirty days, or 
both, and shall be liable to a further penalty of one dollar for 
each fish so caught, taken, or killed. The having in possession 
upon any fresh waters of this state or upon the shore of the same 
any gill or seine net, fyke net, spear, jack, torch, trawl, or float- 
ing device, shall be prima fade evidence of a violation of the law 
by the person having the same in possession. 

Sect. 51. If any person shall take or kill any fish in any of Destroying 
the waters of this state by the use of any poisonous or deleter!- or'^spio^ve," 
ous explosive substances, he shall be fined not exceeding oneP^"^"^- 
hundred dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or 
both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 52. If any person shall take or kill in any of the fresh use of seine, 
waters of this state any kind of fish except shiners in the Merri- Jenaity.'^*^*' 
mack river, with seine, weir, gill net, or fyke net, he shall be fined 
not exceeding fifty dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding sixty 
days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 



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More than ten 
lines in ice 
fishing, 
penalty. 



Fishing for 
ti-out, etc., as 
occupation, 



paiK 
ilty. 



Young 
salmon pro- 
tected. 

Lake trout, 
land-locked 
salmon, etc., 
protected. 



Brook trout 
protected. 



Penalties for 
violations; 
repealing 
clause. 



Pike perch, 
white perch, 
and black 



penalty. 



Pickerel, etc. 
not to be put 
in waters 
containing 
trout. 



Sect. 53. If any person shall use or have in use, except in 
tide waters within this state, more than ten lines with one sin- 
gle hook on each line when tishing- through the ice, he shall be 
fined ten dollars for each hook and line in excess often. 

Sect. 54. If an 3^ person 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 brook or speckled trout, 
or in the lakes thereof for land-locked salmon, or shall for the 
whole or any part of the time engage in the business or occupa- 
tion of fishing for such fish for any other person, for gain or hire, 
he shall for every such oflense be fined not exceeding fifty dol- 
lars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, or both such 
fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 55. No person shall take, kill, or have in his posses- 
sion, from any of the waters of this state, any young salmon, 
known as parr, smolt, or grilse, at any time. 

Sect. 56. 'No person shall take, kill, or have in his possession 
from any of the waters of this state, any lake trout, land-locked 
salmon, white fish, shad, or blue fins between the fifteenth day 
of September in any year and the first day of January next fol- 
lowing. 

Sect. 57. No person shall take, kill, or have in his posses- 
sion from any of the waters of this state, any brook or speckled 
trout between the thirty-first day of July in any year and the 
first day of April next following, except that brook or speckled 
trout may be taken in the usual manner with single hook and 
line in the waters of Coos, Grafton, and Carroll counties during 
the month of August, but not during the month of April. And 
except that it shall be lawful to take trout from the waters of 
Lake Sunapee during the month of August, and within the lakes 
and ponds of Coos, Grafton, and Carroll counties during the 
first fourteen days of September. 

Sect. 58. If any person shall violate any provision of the 
three preceding sections, he shall be fined not exceeding fifty 
dollars for each offense, or be imprisoned not exceeding six 
months, or both such fine and imprisonment, except that it shall 
be lawful to sell lake trout during the open season ; and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 59. If any person shall take or kill any pike perch, 
white perch, or black bass in any of the waters of this state, ex- 
cept tide waters, during the months of Ma}^ and June in any 
year, except that it shall be lawful to take bass in the waters of 
Sunapee and Mascoma lakes in June, he shall be fined ten dol- 
lars for each fish so taken or killed, or be imprisoned sixty days, 
or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 60. If any person shall put pickerel, pike, black bass, 
carp, or the roe, spawn, or fry thereof, into any public waters 
containing trout, and free from pike, pickerel, bass, or carp, he 
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars for each 
offense. 



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Sect. 61. If any person shall take or kill any muskellonge, Pickerel, etc., 
pickerel, pike, or grayling in any of the waters of this state dur-^enluy^''' 
ing the months of April and May of any year, he shall be fined 
ten dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 62. If any person shall take or kill any variety of fish Fish to be un- 
which have been or may be introduced by the fish and game avi y^ears?'" 
commissioners, their agents, or any person authorized by them,i'<^'^^i^J- 
in any of the waters of this state within five years from their in- 
troduction into such waters, he shall be fined not exceeding ten 
dollars for each fish taken or killed, or be imprisoned not ex- 
ceeding sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 63. If any person shall at any time take or catch lam- hamper eeis 
per eels in a weir or eel pot, he shall be fined not exceeding fifty penluy^'^' 
dollars for each ofiense, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty 
days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 64. No person shall, between the twenty-fifth day of smeits pro- 
March and the first day of July in any year, take, catch, or kjn *^*^^®'^- 
any of the fish called smelts, in any of the waters of the Piscata- 
qua river, its tributaries. Great bay and Greenland bay, so called, 
in this state. 

Sect. 65. No person shall, at anytime of the year, take or Toting of^^^ 
catch, with a seine, weir, or net, any of the fish called smelts, in s^ine re^u-^ 
the waters of Great bay and Greenland bay, aforesaid, easterly of ^^^®'^' 
a line from the easterly end of the Portsmouth & Concord Eail- 
road bridge to Adams Point, so called, in the town of Durham. 

Sect. 66. If any person shall violate an^^ provision of the two Penalties for 
preceding sections, he shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, ^^°^'^ti°'^*- 
for each offense ; provided, hoivever, that nothing in said sections 
shall be construed to prevent the use of weirs or nets for the 
capture or taking of shad or alewives, the meshes of which nets 
are sufficiently large to permit the free ingress and egress of the 
before mentioned fish, commonly known as smelts. 

Sect. 67. If any person shall take, kill, or use any fresh water smeits not to 
or salt water smelt for the purpose of manuring land, or take nfanm-e f^ 
more than ten pounds in any one calendar day, from the fresh ^'®'^^"^' 
waters of the state, he shall be fined ten dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 68. If any person shall take or kill more than ten Not more than 
pounds of brook or speckled trout in any one calendar day, he troutm'^onV^ 
shall be fined ten dollars for each offense. f^ay- 

Sect. 69. If any person shall take, kill, or have in his pos- Taking trout 
session any brook or speckled trout, or any land-locked salmon foc'ie'd'sai- 
taken through the ice (except land-locked salmon when they f^'^^^e^a^ify. 
inhabit the same waters as lake trout), he shall be fined five dol- 
lars for every fish so taken or had in possession. 

Sect. 70. If any person shall take, kill, or have in possession Length of 
any brook trout at any time of a length less than five inches, or that maybe 
any black bass of a length less than eight inches, or any land- Jfj^fauy. 
locked salmon, aureolus or golden trout, or pickerel of a length 
less than twelve inches, he shall be fined five dollars for ever}^ 
fish so taken, killed, or had in possession. 



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Possession 
evidence of 
violation. 



Boats and 

implements 

forfeited. 



Misuse of fisli 
or fry 

punished by 
commis- 
sioners; 
penalty. 



Rights of 
owners of 
private 
waters. 



" Public 
waters" de- 
fined. 
Planting 
oysters regu- 
lated. 



Taking 
oysters in 
certain 
months pro- 
hibited; 
penalty. 



Lobsters 
protected ; 
penalty. 



Unlawful 
removal of 
lobster trap; 
penalty. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Sect. 71. The possession of any fish during the time in which 
their capture is prohibited bylaw by any person, shall be deemed 
prima ;fade evidence of a violation of the law, and such fish may 
be seized by any commissioner, detective, or constable. 

Sect. 72. All boats and implements used in taking or getting 
fish in violation of law shall be forfeited and may be seized 
by any detective, constable, police ofiicer, or selectman, and shall 
be held, proceeded with, and disposed of as provided by law in 
other cases of forfeiture of goods, except that all spears and 
trawls shall be destroyed by the person seizing them. 

Sect. 73. If any person shall buy, sell, offer, or expose for 
sale, carry beyond the limits of this state, or place in private 
waters, any fish or fry intrusted to his care by the fish and game 
commissioners or their agents, for planting',in public waters, he 
shall be fined fifty dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 74. Nothing in this act shall prohibit the owners of 
private waters from taking fish from such waters for purposes 
of propagation, dissemination, or science at such times and in 
such manner as may be most convenient, but they shall not be 
taken, used, or sold for purposes of food during the time when 
such capture is prohibited by law. 

Sect. 75. All natural ponds and lakes containing more than 
twenty acres shall be deemed public waters. 

Sect. 76. Any person is authorized to plant or bed oysters 
in Great bay or its tributaries. Little bay and Durham river, so 
called, but no person shall occupy an area of more than four 
acres. 

Sect. 77. If any person shall take oysters from Great bay or 
its tributaries, "'Little bay or Durlaiim river, during the months of 
June, July, and August, or shall dredge for oysters through 
holes cut in the ice, unless the oysters have been bedded in the 
aforesaid waters by the person so dredging for them, he shall be 
fined one hundred dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 78. If any person shall catch, preserve, sell, or expose 
for sale within this state, any lobsters 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, he shall 
be fined ten dollars for each lobster so caught, killed, sold, pre- 
served, or exposed for sale. 

Sect. 79. If any person shall take or attempt to take up or 
in any way knowingly and willfully interfere with any lobster 
trap while set for lawful use within this state without the au- 
thority of the owner thereof, he shall be fined fifty dollars, but 
no indictment shall be maintained unless the name or the initials 
of the owner of the trap or traps shall be carved, painted, or 
printed in legible letters not less than three fourths of an inch in 
length on alfthe buoys connected with such traps. 

Sect. 80. This act shall take the place of chapters 130, 131, 
132, and 133 of the Public Statutes, and all acts and parts of acts 
inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, except that sec- 



1901] Chapters 80, 81. 577 

tions 15 to 25 of this act, both inclusive, shall not apply to the 
Blue Mountain Forest Association, and except that existing spe- 
cial statutes relatino- to fish protection, fishing, and deposits of 
sawdust in certain specified waters of the state shall not be 
repealed by this act, but shall be continued in force according 
to the tenor and meaning of said statutes. 

Sect. 81. This act shall take eftect on its passage. mi^a\sa|e.* 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 16, CHAPTER 287 OF THE PUBLIC 

STATUTES ENTITLED "FEES AND COSTS IN CERTAIN CASES." 

Section 1. Sheriffs' fees for attendance at court to be audited by presiding justice. 

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

Section 1. That section 16, chapter 287 of the Public Stat- sheriffs' fees 
utes be amended by adding to the last clause but one of said d*ance tobe 
section (he words, to be audited and allowed by the presiding ^"'^^^®'^- 
justice, so that said clause shall read as follows: For attending 
the supreme court by order thereof, to be paid out of the county 
treasury, the sherift', each day, three dollars ; each deputy, two 
dollars and fifty cents, to be audited and allowed by the presid- 
ing justice. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 81. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 77 OF THE LAWS OF 1899, AND 
IN RELATION TO SUPERVISORY DISTRICTS. 

Section I Section 

1. Vote to form supervisory school dis- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

trict may be rescinded. | 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe7itatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. Any town or special district which has united, orRggciggionof 
may hereafter unite, with any other town or towns, district or "^ote to form 
districts, to form a supervisory district as provided "by chapter 77 school dis- 
of the Laws of 1899, may at any annual school district meeting, ^^"^^^' 
by vote, rescind such action, and thereupon shall, at the end of 
the school year or at the expiration of the period for which such 
supervisory district may then already have contracted for the 
services of a superintendent, cease to be a part of such super- 
visory district. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



578 



Chapters 



83. 



[1901 



Not exempt 
from tax- 
ation. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT I^T AMENDMEXT OF CHAPTER 108, LAWS OF 1895, RELATING 
TO THE TAXATION OF SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Section 
1. Savings banks not exempt from tax- 
ation on general deposits on ac- 
count of railroad securities. 

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

Section 1. Savings banks, trust companies, loan and trust 
companies, and loan and banking companies shall not be enti- 
tled to exemption from taxation on their general deposits on 
account of railroad stock or bonds owned by them, whether 
secured by real estate, mortgages, or otherwise. 

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

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5, CHAPTER 40 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, PROVIDING FOR INVESTMENT OF TRUST FUNDS HELD 
BY TOWNS. 



Section .^ 

1. Towns to pay interest on trust fund 
in public treasury. 



Interest on 
trust funds In 
town 
treasury. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; 
passage. 



act takes effect on 



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

Section 1. Add to section 5, chapter 40 of the Public Stat- 
utes the following words: And any town or city which now 
holds or hereafter may hold in trust, by bequest or otherwise, 
any funds for the improvement of the town or city, or any part 
thereof, or in aid of public libraries and such objects as may be 
supported in whole or in part by funds raised by public taxation, 
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 are held. Towns and cities 
are hereby authorized to receive from cemetery associations or 
individuals funds for the care of cemeteries or any lot therein, 
or from school districts therein, sinking funds, ancl pay thereon 
an annual income not exceeding three and one half per cent per 
annum, and the income thereof shall be expended by said town 
or city in accordance with the terms of the trust or contract 
under which the same was received. 

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



[ Approved March 21, 1901. 



1901] 



Chapter 84. 
CHAPTER 84. 



579 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PUBLIC PRINTING. 



Public Printing Commission pro- 
vided for. ■ 

Public printing to be ordered by 
commission. 

May contract for public printing. 

Contracts to be awarded to residents 
of New Hampshire. 



Section 
5. Commission may pTirchase matei'ials. 
G. Bonds for fulfillment of contracts to 

be required. 
7. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

July 1, 1901. 



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

Section 1. The governor, with the advice of the council, Public 
shall biennially designate live state officers, no one of whom commission, 
shall be pecuniarily interested in any printing establishment, who 
shall constitute a board to be known as the Public Printing 
Commission. 

Sect. 2. All printing, binding, and blank-book making re- Public 
quired bj^ the several departments of the state government andorderecf by^^ 
paid for out of the state treasury shall be termed public printing ''°™'"^®^^°"- 
for the purposes of this act. All of the public printing sball be 
ordered by the public printing commission, and no other party 
or parties shall have authority to contract for said public 
printing in the name of the state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 3. The public printing commission may contract with May contract 
responsible parties, with or without competitive bidding as said*°^"^""*™^' 
commission may deem for the best interests of the state, for the 
public printing, adopting such policy in distributing contracts 
for work not offered for competitive bids as will be equitable 
and just to all printing offices in the state equipped to render 
satisfactory service. iS"o contract shall be awarded at prices in 
excess of those established b}^ chapter 38 of the Laws of 1899. 

Sect. 4. Contracts for the public printing shall be awarded ^^^t^^°^t|g*^o^^ 
only to parties who are residents of, and who will do the work whom, 
in, !N"ew Hampshire; provided, that if any portion of said work 
cannot be procured in New Hampshire at the prices established 
by chapter 38 of the Laws of 1899, said commission may con- 
tract therefor with parties outside said state at those prices. 

Sect. 5. The public printing commission may purchase, in jj^^y ^^^.^^^3^5^ 
the name of the state, materials used in doing the public print- materials, 
ing, whenever in their opinion such purchase will effect a saving 
in the cost of the same or will improve the quality of such work. 

Sect. 6. The public printing commission shall require parties Bonds for fui- 
to whom contracts for public printing are awarded to give ^^\™®°j,\^_* 
satisfactory bonds for the fulfillment of the terms of such 
contracts relating to the time of the delivery of the articles 
contracted for and the quality of the material and workmanship 
to be furnished. 

Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Ke^peaimg^ 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect July 1, 1901. takes effect 

•' '^ -^ ' July 1, 1901. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



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Chapter 85. 
CHAPTER 85. 



[1901 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A CONVENTION OF DELEGATES FOR THE 
PURPOSE OF REVISING THE CONSTITUTION. 



Section 

1. Time of choosing delegates. 

2. Eligibility to convention. 

3. Manner of choosing. 

4. Credentials of delegates. 

5. Blanks for certificates. 



Section 

6. Meeting and organization. 

7. Amendments agreed' to. 

8. Supplies for convention. 

9. Mileage and compensation. 
10. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Time of 

choosing 

delegates. 



Eligibility. 



Manner of 
choosing. 



Credentials. 



Meeting and 
organization. 



Amendments, 



Section 1. That at the election in the several towns and cities 
of this state to. be holclen in November, A. D. 1902, delegates 
to a convention to revise the constitntion of this state shall be 
chosen and an article therefor shall be inserted in the warrants 
calling said meetings ; and all the laws relating to the election of 
representatives to the general conrt, so far as the same may be 
applicable, shall apply to the election of delegates except as 
herein otherwise provided. 

Sect. 2. Any person shall be eligible to a seat in said con- 
vention who by the laws of this state is a qualified voter in the 
town or district from which he may be elected. 

Sect. -3. The delegates shall be chosen in the same manner 
and proportioned as the representatives to the present general 
court, 2^^^ovuled, that each and every town shall be entided to 
send one delegate at least. 

Sect. 4. Town clerks and clerks of supervisors of election 
sliall deliver to the person or persons elected a certificate of his 
or their election. 

Sect. 5. The secretary of state is directed to prepare and 
seasonably transmit to the several town clerks suitable blank 
forms for certificates of the election of delegates. 

Sect. 6. The delegates so chosen shall meet in convention at 
the capitol in Concord on the first Tuesday of December, A. D. 
1902, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, and shall proceed to organ- 
ize themselves in convention by choosing by ballot one of their 
number as president, and such other oflicers as they may deem 
necessary ; they shall be the judges of election and returns of 
their own members, and may establish rules of proceeding, and, 
when organized, shall proceed to revise the constitution. 

Sect. 7. If any alterations or amendments of the constitu- 
tion shall be agreed to by said convention, they shall be so 
arranged and prepared that the same can be voted on by the 
people separately, unless the convention shall be of the opinion 
that it is impracticable so to prepare and arrange them, in which 
case the amendments shall be voted on together; and in either 
case the convention shall prescribe the mode of publication of 



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Chapter 



681 



be submitted to the people for their approval, and may pass an 
ordinance in relation to the manner of ascertaining their de- 
cision and declaring and publishing the same, the time when 
such amendments as shall be approved shall take eft'ect, and may 
do any and all other things which they deem necessary to carry 
out the purpose and object of such convention. 

Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to suppnes. 
furnish said convention such books, documents, papers, station- 
ery, and printing as the convention shall require or order. 

Sect. 9. The pay for the travel for the officers and members Mileage ana 
of the convention shall be the same as that of the officers and tion.^*^°*^" 
members of the house of representatives and for his attendance 
each member shall receive three dollars per day during the said 
convention, except that the clerk and assistant clerk shall receive 
the same pay as a member of the convention, and one hundred 
dollars each additional for making up the journals, the same to 
be paid out of the treasury. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. J^ p^^ssfge.^ 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 86. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 86, LAWS OF 1895, ENTITLED " AN ACT 
REGULATING FRATERNAL BENEFICIARY SOCIETIES, ORDERS, OR 
ASSOCIATIONS." 



Section 

1. " Fraternal Beneficiary Association " 
defined; form and work prescribed. 

3. Associations now doing business 
may continue, if satisfactory to 
insurance commissioner. 



Section 
3. Associations admitted to do business 
to be satisfactory to insurance 
commissioner. 



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

Court convened: . ^ 

Section 1. Section 1, chapter 86, Laws of 1895, is hereby " Fraternal 
amended by striking out, after the word "age" in the ninth ^l^o^Son" 
line, the words "or such benefit as provided by, and subject to*^,^?"®*^'J'*"" 
their compliance with its constitution and laws," so that said presc'i^bed. 
section as amended shall read as follows : 

Section 1. A fraternal beneficiary association is hereby 
declared to be a corporation, society, or voluntary association 
formed or organized and carried on for the sole benefit of its 
members and beneficiaries, and not for profit. Each association 
shall have a lodge system, with ritualistic form of work and 
representative form of government, and may make provision for 
the payment of benefits to members and their beneficiaries in 
case of death, sickness, temporary or permanent physical disa- 
bility, either as the result of disease, accident, or old age. The 



582 Chapter 86. [1901 

fund from which the payment of such benefit shall be made, 
and the fund from which the expenses of such association shall 
be defrayed, shall be derived from assessments or dues collected 
from its members. Payment of death benefits shall be to the 
families, heirs, blood relatives, affianced husband, or affianced 
wife, or to persons dependent upon the member. Such associa- 
tions shall be governed by this act, and shall be subject to the 
provisions of the insurance laws of this state consistent with the 
provisions of this act, and no law hereafter passed shall apply to 
them unless they be expressly designated therein. 
May continue Sect. 2. Scctiou 2 of saicl act is hereby amended by adding 
to^^isui^nce^ after the word " business" in the fourth line of said section, the 
sionei\^' words, if the commissioner of insurance is satisfied that such 
associations are reliable and worthy of public patronage, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 2. All such associations coming within the description 
as set forth in section 1 of this act, organized under the laws of this 
or any other state, province, or territory, and now doing business 
in this state, may continue such business if the commissioner of 
insurance is satisfied that such associations are reliable and 
w^orthy of public patronage; jwomded, that they hereafter com- 
ply with the provisions of this act regulating annual reports, 
and the designation of the commissioner of insurance as the 
person upon whom process may be served, as hereinafter 
provided. 
Associations Sect. 3. Section 3 of said act is hereby amended by adding 
besatisfac° after the word "state" in the fourth line of said section, the 
lurIn?e°om- ^^^o^'^'^' ^f ^^^ Commissioner of insurance is satisfied that such 
missionei'. association is reliable and worthy of public patronage, and, 
so that said section when amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 3. Any such association coming within the description 
as set forth in section 1 of this act, organized under the laws of 
any other state, province, or territory, and not now doing busi- 
ness in this state, shall be admitted to do business within the 
state, if the commissioner of insurance is satisfied that such 
association is reliable and worthy of public patronage, and when 
it shall have filed with the commissioner of insurance a duly 
certified copy of its charter and articles of association, and a 
copy of its constitution or laws, certified to by its secretary or 
corresponding officer, together with an appointment of the com- 
missioner of insurance of this state as a person upon whom pro- 
cess may be served as hereinafter provided, and provided that such 
association shall be shown by certificate to be authorized to do 
business in the state, province, or territory in which it is incor- 
porated, or organized, in case the laws of such state, province, 
or territory shall provide for such authorization ; and in case 
the laws of such state, province, or territory do not provide for 
any formal authorization to do business on the part of any such 
association, then such association shall be shown to be conduct- 
ing its business in accordance with the provisions of this act, 
for which purpose the commissioner of insurance of this state 



1901] Chapters 87, 88. 583 

may personally, or by some person to be designated by him, 
examine into the condition, affairs, character, and business 
methods, accounts, books, and investments of sucli association 
at its home otiice, which examination shall be at the expense of 
such association, and shall be made within thirty days after de- 
mand therefor, and the expense of such examination shall be 
limited to $5 per diem and expenses. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 

CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTEE 251 OF THE PUBLIC 

STATUTES, RELATING TO SEAECH-WAEPvANTS. 

SECTION 1. Justice may issue search-warrant f oi- oleomargarine. 

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

Section 1. That chapter 251 of the Public Statutes t)^ S|arch-war 
amended by inserting at the end of section 1 the following : margarine^ " 

VII. Oleomargarine, butterine, or any oleaginous substance 
not produced from pure unadulterated milk or cream of the 
same, which is in imitation of yellow butter. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1902 and 1903. 



CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT TO PEOVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF AN 

ANNUAL STATE TAX FOR THE TEEM OF TWO YEAES. 

SECTION 1. State tax for 1902 and 1503. 

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

Section 1. The sum of four hundred and twenty-five thou- state tax for 

Till • 1 IIP 1 PI „)0nTnnrl1 QTlt 

sand dollars shall be raised annually for the use of the state for 
the years 1902 and 1903, and the state treasurer is hereby 
directed seasonably to issue his warrants to the selectmen of the 
several towns and places, and to the assessors of the several cities 
in this state, according to the apportionment of the public taxes 
made at the January session of the legislature in 1899 ; and the 
selectmen 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, 1902 and 1903; and the state 
treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extent for all taxes 
which shall remain unpaid on the dates last above mentioned. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



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Chapters 89, 90. 



[1901 



CHAPTER 89. 



AN ACT IN EELATION TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS. 



Section 
1. Appropriations exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars to be by ballot and 
cheok-list in certain towns. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; act takes effect 
on passage ; applies to what towns. 



B'l it enacUd hj the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

No appro- SECTION 1. Excepting the appropriations required by law for 

money except the payment of state and county taxes, and for the support of 



ey( 
all< 



by ballot 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage ; 
applies to 
what towns. 



schools, no sum of money exceeding one thousand dollars shall 
be raised or appropriated for any one object at any meeting of 
any town the population of which, according to the last preced- 
ing national census, exceeds three thousand inhabitants, except 
by ballot and the use of the check-list, if the use of the check-list 
is requested by seven legal voters of the town. 

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

This act shall apply only to such towns as shall adopt the 
same and at a legal meeting, the warrant for which contains an 
article providing for such adoption. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 90. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF SALMON FROM BERRY POND IN 
PITTSFIELD FOR FIVE YEARS FROM APRIL 1, 1901. 



Section 
1. Salmon in Berry pond protected. 



Section 
2 . Penalty for violation . 



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



Salmon pro- 
tected. 



Penalty. 



Section 1. That for the term of five years from April 1, 
1901, no person shall take any salmon from Berry pond, the res- 
ervoir and water supply of the town of Pittsfield in the county 
of Merrimack. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the provision of this act shall 
be subject to a fine not exceeding twenty dollars. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapters 91, 92. 
CHAPTER 91. 



585 



AN ACT TO PEOTECT THE WATEPiS OF STILLWATER POND IN SALEM. 



Section 
1. Sole use and control granted. 



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



"Whereas, Edward F. Searles is the owner of all the real estate 
surrounding the pond in Salem known as " Stillwater pond," 
and 

Whereas, Said Searles is desirous of improving and beauti- 
fying said land surrounding said pond, and for that purpose 
wishes the absolute control of said pond for a limited period ; 
therefore 

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

Section 1. That Edward F. Searles, his heirs and assigns, soie use and 
are hereby authorized to have and maintain the sole arid unin- 
terrupted use, enjoyment, benefit, and control of Stillwater 
pond, so called, in the town of Salem for and during the term of 
live years. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act eilus?;*"!! 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
sage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



upon Its pas- *^^^^|g^gǤ^' 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 88 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
IN RELATION TO THE RAISING OF SCHOOL MONET. 



Section 
1. School tax, amount and assessment. 



Section 
2. Takes effect January 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 88 of the Public Statutes, as schooi tax 
amended by chapter 57 of the Session Laws of 1893, and chapter ^™°^°*^'^'^ 
83 of the Session Laws of 1895, is hereby amended by striking 
out the word " five " in the third line and inserting in place 
thereof the word six, so that said section shall read : 

Section 1. The selectmen in each town shall assess annually 
upon the polls and ratable estate taxable therein, a sum to be 
computed at the rate of six hundred dollars for every dollar of 
the public taxes apportioned to such town, and so for a greater 
or less sum. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi:ect January 1, 1902. 



Takes effect 
Jan. 1, 1902. 



[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



686 Chapter 93. [1901 

CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT IJSr AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4, CHAPTER 27, LAWS OF 1895, 
ENTITLED "AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE INCORPORATION, ORGAN- 
IZATION, AND REGULATION OF STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES, AND 
AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ELECTRICITT AS A MOTIVE POWER BY 
EXISTING STEAM RAILROADS." 



Section 
1. Street railway corporations may 
take land tor power plants, car- 
houses, etc. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

street rail- SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 4, chapter 27, Laws of 1895, by 

tTons maT'"'" inserting after the words " Public Statutes " in the third line 

certain pm°'" thereof the following : 

poses. Said railwa}^ corporations may take and hold in the manner 

provided by said statute such land as may be necessary for 
the purposes of installing and maintaining power plants, car- 
houses and depots, repair shops, pole lines, wires, side-tracks, 
and gravel pits, so that said section as amended will read as 
follows : 

Sect. 4. All parts of street railways, not located in a public 
highway, shall be laid out, located, and the location changed, 
under the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; said 
railway corporations may take and hold in the manner provided 
by said statute such land as may be necessary for the purposes 
of installing and maintaining power plants, car-houses and 
depots, repair shops, pole lines, wires, side-tracks, and gravel 
pits ; and said railway corporation and all persons whose prop- 
erty shall be taken for the use of such railway corporation 
shall have respectively all the rights and privileges, and be 
subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities contained 
in said chapter. 

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

on passage. x c? 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 94, 95. 587 

CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ATTESTATION OF THE RECORDING OF 
THE RECORDS IN COOS COUNTY DAMAGED BY FIRE. 

SECTION I Section 

1. Attestation of Coos county records. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the county commissioners for Coos count}' Attestation of 
may employ some competent person to record the records dam- ^®^°^ 
aged by fire in said county and the person so employed is here- 
by authorized to attest said records the same as any register of 
• deeds and with the same effect. 

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

Oil ptlSSftg^G. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 95. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF 
PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLVES. 



Section 
1. Laws to be published on wliat con- 
ditions. 



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



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

Section 1. That chapter 5 of the Public Statutes be amended Laws to be 
by. striking out section 7 of said chapter, and the sub-sections what condi-°° 
thereof, and insert instead thereof, the following : *^°"^' 

Sect. 7. The secretary of state shall cause the public acts 
and resolves to be published and distributed in each weekly 
newspaper printed and circulated in the state, upon the follow- 
ing conditions : 

I. They shall be printed in type not smaller than nonpareil, 
on fair quality of book paper, in pamphlet form, nine by twelve 
inches square, wath an index. The sheets shall be stitched and 
issued as a supplement to such weekly papers. 

II. Thej^ shall be published and distributed to each sub- 
scriber within forty days of the close of the session. 

III. N'o publisher shall receive any compensation unless all 
the public acts and resolves are published in said supplement, 
nor shall any publisher, firm, or corporation receive compensa- 
tion for more than one newspaper, nor unless such supplement 



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Repealing 
clause; act 
takes eftect 
on passage. 



is furnished the subscribers of all weekly papers published and 
issued by such publisher, firm, or corporation. 

IV. The publisher shall furnish to the state treasurer a 
copy of such supplement, and make oath, upon a form prepared 
for that purpose, that he has furnished a like copy to each and 
every subscriber of his paper or papers, when the treasurer shall 
give him a certificate of the fact, and the governor on receipt of 
such certificate shall draw his warrant upon the treasurer to pay 
for such publication at the rate of sixty cents for every printed 
page of the pamphlet laws. 

The publisher shall, without further compensation, beginning 
with the first number of the volume of such publication next 
after the passage of this act, send one copy of the newspaper 
regularly to the state library. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eflect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 96. 



AN ACT RELATING TO HIGH SCHOOLS. 



SECTION 

1. Town not maintaining high school to 

pay tuition of resident attending 
elsewhere. 

2. Town liable for neglect to pay. 

3. Annual appropriation for such tui- 

tion ; how paid. 



Section 
4. 



"High school" or "academy" de. 

lined. 
Town so paying entitled to share of 

literary fund. 
Takes effect August 1, 1901. 



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



Town not SECTION 1. Any towu uot maintaining a high school or 

hi|h"schooi^to school of corresponding grade shall pay for the tuition of any 
pay tuition of child who with parents orguardian resides in said town and who 
scholar' attends a high school or academy in the same or another town 
or city in this state, and the parent or guardian of such_ child 
shall notify the school board of the district in which he resides of 
the high school or academy which he has determined to attend. 
Sect. 2. If any town in which a high school or school of cor- 
responding grade is not maintained neglects or refuses to pay 
for tuition "as provided in the preceding section, such town 
shall be liable therefor to the parent or guardian of the child 
furnished with such tuition if the parent or guardian has paid 
the same, or to the town or city furnishing the same in an action 
of contract. 



Town liable 
for neglect. 



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Sect. 3. Five thousand dollars shall be appropriated annu- Annual ap- 
ally from the state treasury for the payment of tuition in high for such 
schools or academies, to be paid by the state treasurer in the paM?'^' ^°^ 
month of December of each year to the treasurers of such towns 
as are entitled, and in such manner as is hereinafter provided, 
upon a sworn certificate of the superintendent of public instruc- 
tion of the sums due. 

Towns whose rate of taxation for school purposes in any 
year is $3.50 or more on $1,000, and whose average rate of taxa- 
tion for all purposes for five years next preceding is $16.50 or 
more on $1,000, shall receive a share of said appropriation as 
follows : 

If the tax rate is from $16.50 to $17.49, one tenth of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $17.50 to $18.49, two tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $18.50 to $19.49, three tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $19.50 to $20.49, four tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $20.50 to $21.49, five tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $21.50 to $22.49, six tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $22.50 to $23.49, seven tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $23.50 to $24.49, eight tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $24.50 to $25.49, nine tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

Over $25.49, the whole of such tuition. 

If more than $5,000 should be needed in any year for the pur- 
poses of this act, the said $5,000 shall be distributed. j9ro rata to 
the towns entitled to receive the same, in accordance with the 
foregoing classification. 

Sect. 4. By the term " high school " or " academy," as used "mgh schoor; 
in this act, is understood a school having at least one four years' defined^^"^^ 
course properly equipped and teaching such subjects as are re- 
quired for admission to college, technical school, and normal 
school, such high school or academy to be approved by the state 
superintendent of public instruction as complying with the re- 
quirements of this section. 

Sect. 5. Towns paying tuition of scholars in high schools or Towns en- 
academies shall receive a proportionate share of the literary fund onffera/y ^^^ 
for the attendance of such pupils. All academies and private ^"'^<^- 
schools shall be furnished with copies of the school register, and 
shall make an annual statistical report to the state superinten- 
dent. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect August 1, 1901. luguItT''* 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



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Chapter 97. 
CHAPTER 97. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE SURVEY, LOCATION, AND CONSTRUCTION 
OF THE JEFFERSON NOTCH ROAD, IN JEFFERSON, LOW AND BUR- 
BANK'S grant, CRAAVFORD'S PURCHASE, AND BEAN's PURCHASE. 



Section 

1. Commission to survey and locate 

highway. 

2. Highway to be surveyed and located 

in two sections. 

3. Commissioners to secure convey. 

ances or assess damages. 

4. Return of assessments. 

5. Agents to contract for and superin- 

tend construction. 



Section 

6. Conditional appropriation for first 

section. 

7. Conditional appropriation for second 

section. 

8. Awards to landowners, how paid. 

9. State and town of Jeflferson not liable 

for defect. 
10. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Commission 
to survey and 
locate high- 
way. 



To be sur- 
veyed and 
located in 
two sections. 



Commis- 
sioners to 
secure con- 
veyances or 
assess 
damages. 



Section 1. The governor, with the advice of the council, 
shall appoint a commission of three persons to survey and locate 
a highway beginning at a point in Jeiferson on the highway 
leading from Lancaster to Gorham, opposite the house of Ethan 
A. Crawford, thence southerly through Jefferson, Low and Bur- 
bank's Grant, and Crawford's Purchase to a point on Mount 
Washington turnpike near the Twin River Farm, thence from 
said turnpike through Crawford's Purchase and Bean's Purchase 
to some point on the highway through Crawford's Notch near 
the Crawford House. The commissioners shall be appointed 
and commissioned on or before May 1, and shall make said sur- 
vey and locate said highway, and make return of such survey 
and location of said highway to the secretary of state prior to 
June 15, 1901. 

Sect. 2. The commissioners shall survey and locate said road 
in two sections, or parts, one section, or part, extending from 
the point of beginning in Jefferson to the Mount Washington 
turnpike near Tw^in River Farm, and the other part, or section, 
from said turnpike to the terminus on the Crawford I^otch road 
near the Crawford House, and the commissioners shall make a 
separate return to the secretary of state of the survey and loca- 
tion of each section of said road. 

Sect. 3. After making the survey and location of said road, 
and making a return thereof to the secretary of state, as pro- 
vided in the last preceding section, the commissioners may 
secure from the respective owners thereof a conveyance, or con- 
veyances, to the state, of the fee or an easement in the land cov- 
ered by such location ; and should any owner of land or property 
taken for said road, or any part thereof, refuse to make such 
conveyance, without compensation, the commissioners shall as- 
sess the damages sustained by such owner of land or property 
so taken upon giving such owner notice of a hearing upon the 
question of such damages, at least ten days before hearing there- 



1 con- 
struction. 



1901] Chapter 97. 591 

on, in the manner in which notice is given by selectmen of a 
hearing for the assessment of damages for land taken for high- 
ways_ laid out by them ; and an appeal may be taken from the 
decision of said commissioners, in the assessment of such damages, 
as in the assessment of damages for land taken for a highway laid 
out by selectmen. 

Sect. 4. The commissioners shall make return of any assess- Return of 
ment of damages by them made, within ten days after hearing ^^^®^^™^''*^' 
thereon, to the secretary of state, and the clerk of the supreme 
court of the county in which the land taken is located ; and such 
assessment or assessments must be made and completed, and re- 
turn thereof made as before provided, on or before July 1, 1901. 

Sect. 5. The governor, with the advice of the council, shall Agents to 
appoint three persons who shall act as agents, with authority to and^superin- 
make a contract or contracts with the lowest responsible bidder *®^^^' 
or bidders for the construction of the whole or any part of each 
section of said road ; such contract or contracts to be in the names 
of said agents and subject to the approval of the governor ; and 
such agents shall be authorized and required to superintend the 
construction of said road and all parts thereof to ascertain that 
the same is being constructed and has been completed in accord- 
ance with the terms of the contract or contracts therefor. It is 
provided, however, that the agents thus appointed and commis- 
sioned, for the purpose of making contract for and superintending 
the construction of said road, shall serve without compensation. 

Sect. 6. It is further provided that said contract or contracts conditional 
for the construction of that section of said road between the ^Pr^fl^P^ge^^l-^'' 
point of beginning in Jefferson and the point on the Mount tion. 
Washington turnpike near the Twin River Farm, shall not be 
approved by the governor until a sum sufficient to construct the 
same, less six thousand dollars, shall have been either paid to 
said agents, or the payment thereof upon the completion of said 
section guaranteed to the satisfaction of the governor, the amount 
to be subscribed, paid in, or guaranteed, to be not less than five 
thousand dollars. The contract or contracts herein authorized 
shall provide for the construction of a road suitable for the use 
and accommodation of persons with teams and shall be con- 
structed and completed to the satisfaction of the agents and the 
governor. And upon satisfactory proof that a sum sufficient in 
addition to six thousand dollars and not less than five thousand 
dollars has been provided by subscription, payment, or guaranty 
of an amount sufficient to pay the cost of the construction of said 
road from Jefferson to the Mount Washington turnpike at Twin 
Elver Farm, the amount of six thousand dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated to aid in the construction of the same, 
and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum 
of six thousand dollars, or such part thereof as may be necessary, 
in addition to said five thousand dollars to complete said section 
of said road. 

Sect. 7. And it is further provided that the contract or con- appro^Son 
tracts for the construction of that section of said road between for second 



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Awards to 
landowners, 
liow paid. 



Xo liability 
for defect. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



the Mount Washington turnpike, near Twin Mountain Farm, 
and the point upon. the highway near the Crawford House, shall 
not be approved by the governor until he has satisfactory proof 
that a sufficient amount to construct the same, less four thousand 
dollars, shall either have been paid to said agents or the pay- 
ment thereof, upon the completion of said section, guaranteed to 
the satisfaction of the governor. The character of the road to be 
constructed to be the same as that provided for in the preceding 
section, and the same to be constructed and completed to the 
satisfaction of the agents and the governor. And upon satis- 
factory proof that a sum sufficient, in addition to four thousand 
dollars, has been provided by subscription, payment, or guaranty, 
to construct said section from the Mount Washington turnpike 
to the point near the Crawford House, the sum of four thousand 
dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to aid in the con- 
struction of the same, and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for said sum of four thousand dollars from any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 8. The suras awarded to owners of land taken for said 
road, or any part thereof, by the commissioners shall be paid out 
of the amount heretofore provided for and appropriated for the 
respective sections of said road, or out of the amount contributed 
or guaranteed by others interested in the construction of said 
road. 

Sect. 9. No action shall be maintained against the state or 
the town of Jeffisrson for any injury to person or property on any 
part of the road located and constructed under the provisions of 
this chapter, nor shall any indictment or information be main- 
tained against any town on account of the condition of said road. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 98. 



AX ACT IX AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 85, LAWS OF 1895, EELATING 
TO THE PROTECTION- AND PRESERVATION OF ORNAMENTAL AND 
SHADE TREES IN THE HIGHWAYS. 



1. Tree wardens provided for. 

2. Shade and ornamental trees to be 

marked. 

3. Trees may be purchased, if private 

property. 

4. Appropriation for use of warden. 



5. Cutting of public trees regulated. 

6. Injury and defacement prohibited. 

7. Brush fires regulated. 

8. Penalties for violations. 

9. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Tree wardens SECTION 1. Mayors of cities and selectmen of towns shall, 
proviled^'for immediately upon the passage of this act, and annually there- 



1901] Chapter 98. 593 

after, appoint one or more tree wardeus, who shall be discreet 
persons, resident of the city or town where appointed, interested 
in the planting, pruning, and preservation of shade and orna- 
mental trees in public ways and grounds, whose business it shall 
be to perform the duties hereinafter specified, and shall be al- 
lowed such compensation for their services and expenses as the 
mayor or selectmen may deem reasonable. 

Sect. 2. Towns and cities shall have control of all shade and^reesjobe 
ornamental trees situated in any public way or ground within 
their limits, which the tree warden deems reasonably necessary 
for the purpose of shade and ornamentation ; and it shall be the 
duty of the tree wardens, as soon as possible after their appoint- 
ment, to carefully examine the trees, situated as aforesaid, and 
to plainly mark such trees as they think should be controlled 
by their municipality, for the purposes aforesaid, by driving into 
each tree, at a point not less than three nor more than six feet 
from the ground, on the side toward the highway, a nail or 
spike, with the letters " N. H. " cut or cast upon the head. 
Said spikes or nails shall be procured by the secretary of the 
forestry commission, and furnished by him to said officers as 
may be required by them for the purposes of this act, at a cost 
not to exceed five hundred dollars a year. If any of the nails or 
spikes shall be destroyed or defaced, it shall be the duty of the 
warden to renew them as soon as possible after he is informed 
or discovers that they have been removed. They shall also 
have the power to designate from time to time, in the same man- 
ner as hereinbefore directed, such other trees within the limits 
of the public ways and grounds as in his [their] judgment should 
be preserved for ornament or shade. 

Sect. 3. If any of the trees designated as aforesaid should '^^®«?™^y^e 

1 • , it" . ,^ r. purchased. 

prove to be private property, and the owners thereot refuse to 
release or convey their interest therein to the municipality, the 
tree warden shall acquire them for the use of the city or town, 
by purchase, if it can be done at a fair price. Failing in this he 
may, on petition for that purpose, acquire them in the same 
way and manner and with the same right of appeal to their 
owners as in the case of land taken for a highway. 

Sect. 4. Towns and cities may annually appropriate money APP^loi^^'ia- ^ 

, T • xl X Jia . n 1 n .i • tion f Or USe Of 

not exceeding in the aggregate fifty cents for each of their warden, 
ratable polls in the preceding year, to be used by the tree 
warden in planting, pruning, protecting, and, whenever neces- 
sary, acquiring, shade and ornamental trees within the limits of 
their public ways and grounds. 

Sect. 5. Whoever desires the cutting and removal in whole, pu"iic| ^Jes. 
or in part, of any public shade or ornamental tree, may apply to 
the tree warden, who shall give a public hearing, upon the ap- 
plication, at some suitable time and place, after duly publishing 
and posting notices of the hearing in two or more public places 
in town, and also upon the tree or trees which it is desired to 
cut and remove ; provided, however, that the tree warden may, if 
he deems it expedient, grant permission for such cutting or 



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[1901 



Injury and 

defacement 

prohibited. 



Brush fires 
regulated. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on 



removal, without a hearing, if the tree or trees in question is on 
a public way outside of the residential part of the town limits, 
such residential part to be determined by the tree warden, Ko 
tree within such residential limit shall be cut by the tree warden, 
except to trim it, or removed by him, without a hearing, as 
aforesaid. The decision of the tree warden shall be final. 

Sect. 6. It shall be unlawful to cut, destroy, injure, deface, 
or break any public shade or ornamental tree, or to aflix to any 
such tree a play bill, picture, announcement, notice, advertise- 
ment, or other device or thing, whether in writing or otherwise, 
or to paint or mark such tree, except for the purpose of pro- 
tecting it, and under a written permit from the tree warden, or 
to negligently or caielessly suffer any horse or other beast, 
driven or being lawfully in a public way or place, to breakdown, 
injure, or destroy a shade or ornamental tree within the limits 
of said public way or place ; or to negligently or willfully, by 
any other means, break down or injure any such tree. 

Sect. 7. Owners of land abutting on the highways, and all 
other persons, are hereby prohibited from burning brush within 
or beside highways without first removing the brush such dis- 
tance from the trees within the highway as not to endanger or 
injure them in any manner. 

Sect. 8. Persons violating any of the provisions of this act 
shall forfeit not less than five nor more than one hundred dollars, 
to be recovered in an action of debt by the tree warden or any 
other person for the benefit of the town or city in which the 
tree is situated, or be fined not less than five or more than one 
hundred dollars. 

Sect. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 99. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTEE 55 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1899, EELATIVE TO THE EXAMINATUON OF PLUMBEES, AND THE 
EEGULATION OF PLUMBING AND HOUSE DEAINAGE. 



Section 



Section 

3. Duties of examining board. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



1. Plumber to have license or certifi- 

cate in cities and towns adopting 
act. 

2. Cities and towns adopting act may 

prescribe rules and regulations 
and create examining boards. 

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

hiv^ucense SECTION 1. That scction 1 of chapter 55 of the Session Laws 
or certificate.: of 1899 is hereby amended by inserting after the word " city" 



1901] Chapter 99. 595 

in the second line of the first section thereof the words, or town, 
and striking out in the said second hne and in the third line 
thereof the words " or in such towns, " so that the same shall 
read as follows : 

Section 1. No person, firm, or corporation engaged in or 
working at the business of plumbing in any city or town in this 
state as shall by vote adopt the provisions of this chapter, shall 
hereafter engage in or work at said business in this state, either 
as a master or employing plumber, or as a journeyman plumber, 
unless such person or persons shall first obtain license or certifi- 
cate so to do, in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 2. That section 3 of said act is hereby amended by cities and 
striking out the word " every" in the first line and inserting inldopfmgact 
lieu thereof the words, any such, before the word " city " ; by Sbe mies 
inserting the words, or towns, after the said word " city " ; ^."'^ ^eguia- 
by striking out the words "any such towns as above provided " create*" 
in first and second line and inserting in lieu thereof the words, boaMs!^°^ 
which shall by vote adopt the provisions of this chapter as afore- 
said ; by striking out the word " shall " in the said second line 
and inserting in lieu thereof the word may before the words 
" by ordinance " ; and by striking out in the second and third 
lines the words " within six months from the passage of this 
act, " so that said section shall read as follows : 

Sect. 3. Any such city or town in this state which shall by 
vote adopt the provisions of this chapter, may by ordinance or 
by-law prescribe rules and regulations for the materials, [con- 
struction, alteration, and inspection of all plumbing, house 
drainage, and sewer connections, creating a board for the exam- 
ination 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 selectmen, 
and shall consist of the following three persons : A member 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. 3. That section 4 of said act is hereby amended by Duties of 
striking out the word "herein" and inserting in lieu thereof boa^!'^^°° 
the word when, and by inserting after the word " created " the 
words, as aforesaid, so that said section when amended shall read 
as follows : 

Sect. 4. The examining board when created as aforesaid 
shall examine and pass upon all applicants, whether as masters 
or employing plumbers, or journeyman plumbers, in their re- 
spective cities or towns, and also all persons who may apply for 
the office of 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 purpose the names and places of business of all 
persons to whom a plumber's license has been granted. They 
shall not issue a license for more than one year, but the same 



696 Chapter 100. [1901 

shall be renewed from year to year upon proper application and 
upon the payment of a fee of fifty cents. Said examining board 
shall serve without compensation. Each applicant for examina- 
tion 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. 
OB passale' Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 100. 



AN ACT TO PEOVIDE FOE SPECIAL TEEMS OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 
IN THE COUNTIES OF CARROLL AND BELENAP. 

Section i section 

1. Special terms of superior court for 2. Takes effect April 1, 1901. 
Carroll and Belknap counties. | 

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

Special terms SECTION 1. A Special term of the superior court shall be 
coun^forcar- holdcu at Ossipce in the county of Carroll to commence on the 
knap^^ountfes ^^^^^^^ Tuesday of April next, and a special term of the superior 
court shall be holden at Laconia in the county of Belknap on 
the first Tuesday of May next. All writs and processes which 
have been issued or may be issued before the first day of April 
next and made returnable at the trial terms of the former su- 
preme court for said counties shall be returnable to said special 
terms of the superior court; all precepts, recognizances, and 
proceedings of every kind now returnable at the trial terms of 
the former supreme court for said counties shall be returnable 
at said special terms herein provided ; and all proceedings now 
upon the trial term docket of the former supreme court for said 
counties shall be heard and tried by the superior court under 
the provisions of the act establishing two courts, and said supe- 
rior court at the said term snail have all the powers and duties 
as if said special terms had been provided for in the act herein- 
before mentioned. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect the first day of April, 1901. 

April 1, 1901. "^ ^ 

[Approved March 22, 1901.J 



1901] 



Chapters 101, 102. 
CHAPTER 101. 



597 



AN ACT TO AMEXD SECTION 14, CHAPTER 286 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE FOR 
COOS COUNTY. 



Section 
I. Salary of judge of probate for Coos 
county. 



Section 
2. Takes eflect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 14, chapter 286 of the Public Stat- salary of 
utes, be amended by striking out the word "five " in the twelfth {'"a'tl^f or coss 
line of said section and inserting the word six, so that said line county, 
shall read as follows : In Coos county six hundred dollars. 

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

^ o on passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 102. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CARE AND EDUCATION OF FEEBLE- 
MINDED CHILDREN. 



Section 

1. School for idiotic and feeble-minded 

children to be establislied. 

2. Trustees to be appointed. 

3. Governor ex-officio member. 

4. Destitute children admitted as state 

charges ; children from other 

states admitted, when. 
^j. Children may be committed by judge 

of probate, when. 
6. Appeal from order of committal; 

discharge of inmate. 



Section 

7. Order of admission. 

8. Purchase of site and. erection of 

building. 

9. Trustees may make rules and regu- 

lations. 

10. Appropriation for two years. 

11. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. The state shall establish and maintain a school school for 
for the care and e«>lucation of the idiotic and feeble-minded, be- j.^^iotic and 
tween three and twenty-one years of age, which shall be known mfndld chii- 
as the New Hampshire School for the Feeble-minded Children. SbUshld. 
All children supported by towns or counties in the state, who in 
the judgment of the selectmen of towns or county commis- 
sioners of the county or state board of charities are capable of 
being benefited by school instruction, shall be committed to this 
institution. 



598 Chapter 102. [1901 

Trustees to Sect. 2. The govemor shall, with the advice and consent of 
toe appointed. ^1^^ council, appoint five persons, one of whom shall be a woman, 
to be trustees of such school, who shall serve without compen- 
sation, except that they shall be reimbursed for any necessary 
expenses they may incur in the discharge of their duties as 
trustees. The trustees shall be appointed as follows : The first 
three to serve for two years, the next two for four years, and 
thereafter trustees shall be appointed to serve four years. Said 
trustees shall have the general management and supervision of 
said school, and one or more of said trustees shall visit the 
school as often as once a month, and said board of trustees shall 
annually, on or before the first day of October of each year, 
furnish a report to the governor and council, containing a his- 
tory of the school for the year and a complete statement of the 
accounts with all the funds, general and special, appropriated 
or belonging to said school, with a detailed statement of 
disbursements. 
Governor ex Sect. 3. The govcmor shall be, exofficio, a member of the 
me^mber. board of trustccs of said school and shall annually visit and 

inspect the same. 
Destitute Sect. 4. All indigent and destitute children in this state who 

^lltiala^' are proper subjects for said school, and who have no parents, 
statecharges;]jinsmen, friends, or guardians able to provide for them, may be 
otherlt'ates!" admitted as state charges, and all other children in this state 
who are proper subjects for said school whose parents or other 
kinsmen bound by law to support such children are able to pay, 
shall pay such sum for care, education, and maintenance of such 
children as the trustees may hereafter determine; and such 
children and children from other states net having similar 
schools may be received into said school whenever there is room 
for them, providing there is room for them without excluding 
state charges, at a cost to such persons or those who are respon- 
sible for their maintenance of not less than three dollars and 
twenty-five cents per week. 
Children may Sect. 5. Whenever it is made to appear upon application to 
bljSdy^or'* the judge of probate for any county, and after a proper hearing, 
probate, that any child resident within said county, and who is not 
already in any almshouse, the industrial school, or the New 
Hampshire hospital, or supported by any town or county, is a 
fit subject for the Kew Hampshire School' for Feeble-minded 
Children, such judge may commit such child to said New 
Hampshire School for Feeble-minded Children by an order of 
commitment directed to the trustees thereof, accompanied by 
the certificate of two physicians who are graduates of some 
legally organized medical college and have practiced three years 
in this state that such child is a suitable subject for said institu- 
tion. Whenever, upon such application, there is occasion for the 
judge of probate to attend a hearing on days other than those 
fixed by statute as the regular days for the sitting of the pro- 
bate court he shall be allowed five dollars a day for his services 
and his expenses, which shall be paid by the county treasurer 
upon the certificate of the county commissioners. 



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Sect. 6. Any order of committal under this act shall be Appeal from 
subject to appeal in the same manner, by the same persons, and d?scS.rge^of 
to the same extent that decrees of the judge of probate appoint- ^'^™'^*^- 
ing guardians over persons alleged to be insane are subject to 
appeal, and no commitment under this act shall bar habeas 
corpus proceedings, but the court upon habeas corpus proceed- 
ings may confirm the order of commitment whenever justice 
requires. Any inmate of the New Hampshire School for 
Feeble-minded Children may be discharged by any three of 
the trustees, or by a justice of the superior or supreme court, 
whenever a further detention at the school is, in their opinion, 
unnecessary ; but any person so discharged who was under 
sentence of imprisonment at the time of his commitment, the 
period of which shall not have expired, shall be remanded 
to prison. 

Sect. 7. Feeble-minded children shall be admitted to the order of ad- 
institution in the following order: First, feeble-minded chil- ™^®^^°°" 
dren now in public institutions supported entirely at public ex- 
pense ; second, the feeble-minded children not supported as 
aforesaid ; third, the feeble-minded children ©f the state not in 
any public institution, who have no parents, kinsmen, or guar- 
dian able to provide for them, or who are committed by a judge 
of probate ; fourth, those residing within the state whose par- 
ents, kinsmen, or guardian bound by law to support such 
children are able to pay ; fifth, children of other states whose 
parents or guardians are able and willing to pay. 

Sect. 8. The board of trustees, as soon as appointed and Purchase of 
organized, shall proceed as soon as practical to purchase a suit- erectk)n of 
able site for said school and home, and erect thereon and^""'^*^'""' 
properly furnish and equip suitable buildings and structures, to 
accomplish the objects set forth in this act. 

Sect. 9. Said trustees shall have power to make all neces- Trustees may 
sary rules and regulations as to admission to the institution and mki reguil- 
for the government and control of said institution and its in-"°"^" 
mates, and to do everything that is necessary to properly care 
for and educate the feeble-minded children of the state. All 
bills contracted by them in purchasing a site, erecting, repair- 
ing, and equipping suitable buildings and operating the institu- 
tion for the next two years shall be audited by the auditor of the 
state treasurer's accounts, and the governor shall draw his war- 
rant upon any money in the treasury to pay the same. 

Sect. 10. A sum of money not exceeding thirty thousand Appropria- 
dollars shall be appropriated under this act, to be used or ye^rl?^' *^° 
expended for the purposes named therein within the next two 
years. 

Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this Repealing 
act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its?S\'ffect 

passage. o° passage. 

[Approved March 22' 1901.] 



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CHAPTER 103. 



[1901 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE 
GENERAL COURT. 



Section 

1. Apportionment of representatives. 

2. Representation of towns liaving less 

than six liundred inhabitants. 



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



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

Apportion- SECTION 1. Until another general census of the state is taken 
resentatfves. and officially promulgated, the following named towns and 
wards may send representatives to the general court under the 
authority of the constitution as follows : 
Towns One representative each from Alexandria, AUenstown, Al- 

one represen- stead, Alton, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, Ashland, Auburn, 
tativeeach. Bamstead, Barriiigton, Bartlctt, Bath, Bedford, Belmont, Ben- 
nington, Bethlehem, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Brentwood, 
Bristol, Brookline, Campton, Canaan, Candia, Canterbury, Car- 
roll, Charlestown, Chester, Chesterfield, Columbia, wards two, 
three, and eight of Concord, Cornish, Banbury, Danville, Deer- 
field, Durham, Dublin, ward five of Dover, Efiiugham, Epping, 
Epsom, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, Franconia, ward one ot 
Franklin, Fremont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Gorham, Greenfield, 
Greenland, Greenville, Grafton, Hampton, Hampstead, Hancock, 
Harrisville, Henniker, Holdemess, Hollis, Hooksett, Hopkinton, 
Hill, Hudson, Jackson, Jefferson, wards four and five of Keene, 
Kingston, ward three of Laconia, Londonderry, Loudon, Lyme, 
Lyndeborough, ward seven of Manchester, Marlborough, Mere- 
dith, Merrimack, Milan, Milton, Moultonborough, wards four, five, 
and six of Nashua, JSTew" Boston, New Durham, ISTewfields, New 
Hampton, New Ipswich, New London, Northfield,Northwood, 
Nottingham, North Hampton, Newton, Orford, Ossipee, Pel- 
ham, Piermont, Pittsburg, Plainfield, Plaistow, wards four and 
five of Portsmouth, Raymond, Rindge, Rollinsford, wards one, 
two, three, five, and six of Rochester, Rumney, Rye, Salisbury, 
Sandwich, Sanbornton, Seabrook, wards one, two, three, and 
five of Somersworth, Stark, Straflrard, Stratford, Stratham, Stew- 
artstowu, Sunapee, Sutton, Swanzey, Tamworth, Troy, Tufton- 
borough, Warner, Wakefield, Warren, Weare, Wentworth, 
Westmoreland, Wilton, Wilmot, Windham, and Woodstock. 
Tworepresen- Two representatives each from ward three of Berlin, wards 
tatives each qj-^q^ ^yq, and nine of Concord, Colebrook, wards one and three 
of Dover, Enfield, Farmington, wards two and three of Frank- 
lin, Goffstown, Hanover, Hillsborough, Hinsdale, JaftVey, wards 
one, two, and three of Keene, wards one, two, and four of 
Laconia, Lisbon, wards one and two of Nashua, Newmarket, 
Northumberland, Peterborough, Pittsfield, Plymouth, wards one 
and three of Portsmouth, ward four of Rochester, Salem, ward 



1901] Chapter 103. 601 

four of Somersworth, Tilton, Walpole, Whitefield, Winchester, 
and Wolfeborough. 

Three representatives each from wards one and two of Berlin, Three r^in-e- 
wards four, six, and seven of Concord, Conway, Derry, wards each, 
two and four of Dover, Haverhill, Lancaster, Littleton, ward 
one of Manchester, Milford, wards three, seven, and eight of 
Nashua, IS'ewport, Pembroke, and ward two of Portsmouth. 

Four representatives each from Exeter, Lebanon, wards six Four repre- 
and ten of Manchester, and ward nine of Nashua. Ilch!^^^^^ 

Five representatives each from Claremont and wards two and Five repre- 

• 1 , o -Kir 1 1 sentatives 

eight of Manchester. each. 

Isix representatives each from wards three and four of Man-s^^.^-epresen- 

Chester. seven re 

Seven representatives from ward nine of Manchester. sentatives 

Eight representatives from ward five of Manchester. Sftatives^" 

Sect. 2. The following named towns, not having six hun- Representa- 
dred inhabitants according to the census of 1900, may each elect having le^s" 
a representative, and send him to the general court such propor- inhabitants, 
tionate part of the time as the number of their inhabitants, ac- 
cording to said census, bears to six hundred ; that is to say, 
they may elect one representative in each of the years set oppo- 
site their names in the following list : 

Acworth — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Albany— in the years 1902, 1910. 

Atkinson — in the years 1902, 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Benton — in the years 1904, 1908. 

Bridgewater — in the years 1904, 1908. 

Brookfield — in the years 1904, 1906, 1910. 

Center Harbor — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Chatham —in the years 1902, 1904, 1910. 

Chichester — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Clarksville — in the years 1902, 1904, 1908. 

Croydon —in the years 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Dalton — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Deering — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908. 

Dorchester — in the years 1904, 1906, 1910. 

Dummer — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Dunbarton— in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910 

East Kingston — in the years 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Easton — in the years 1904, 1906. 

Eaton — in the years 1904, 1906, 1910. 

Ellsworth — in the year 1904. 

Erroll — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Freedom— in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Gilsum — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Goshen — in the years 1904, 1906, 1908. 

Grantham — in the years 1902, 1904, 1910. 

Groton — in the years 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Hampton Falls —in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Hart's Location — in the year 1908. 

Hebron — in the years 1902, 1906. 



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Kepealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Kensington — in the years 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Landaff— in the years 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Langdon — in the years 1902, 1904, 1908. 

Lee— in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Lempster — in the years 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Lincohi — in the years 1902,1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Litchfield — in the years 1902, 1906. 

Lyman — in the years 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Livermore — in the year 1908. 

Madbury — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Madison — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908. 

Mason — in the years 1902, 1906, 1908. 

Marlow — in the years 1902, 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Middleton — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Mont Vernon — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1910. 

Monroe — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906,1908, 1910. 

Newburv — in the years 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Nelson — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Newcastle — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Newington — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Orange— in the years 1902, 1908. 

Randolph — in the year 1904. 

Richmond — in the years 1902, 1904, 1908, 1910. 

Roxbury — in the year 1906. 

Sandown — in the years 1902, 1906, 1908. 

Sharon — in the year 1902. 

Shelburne — in the years 1902, 1906, 1908. 

South Hampton — in the years 1902, 1908, 1910. 

Springfield — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Stoddard — in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Sullivan — in the years 1904, 1908. 

Surry — in the years 1904, 1908. 

Temple— in the years 1902, 1906, 1910. 

Thornton- in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Unity — in the years 1902, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Washington — in the years 1902, 1906, 1908. 

Waterville — in the year 1904, 

Webster — in the years 1902, 1906, 1908, 1910. 

Windsor — in the year 1908. 

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

[Approved March 22 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 104. 
CHAPTER 104. 



603 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ARRAIGNMENT AND TRIAL OF PER- 
SONS CHARGED AVITH MURDER IN EITHER DEGREE, 



Section 



Respondent to have copy of indict- 
ment, etc., counsel assigned by 
court, and process to compel "wit- 
nesses to attend. 

May be arraigned before one judge 
and sentenced on plea of guilty. 

Peremptory challenges by respond- 
ent. 



Section 

4. Peremptory challenges by state. 

5. Witnesses for state in rebuttal. 

6. Compensation of counsel assigned 

to respondent. 

7. Jury to be kept separate. 

8. Repealing clause; act lakes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. Every person indicted for murder in either degree Tohave copy 
shall be entitled to a copy of the indictment before he is ar- e2!^'^ouS^' 
raigned thereon; to a list of witnesses to be used, and of j urors assigned by 
returned to serve on the trial, with the place of abode of each, compulsory 
to be delivered to him twenty-four hours before the trial; to^^'°*^^®^' 
counsel learned in the law, not exceeding two, to be assigned to 
him by the court, at his request, who shall have access to him at 
all reasonable hours ; and to such process from the court to com- 
pel witnesses to appear and testify at the trial as is usually 
granted on behalf of the state ; and any person indicted for 
any other offense, the punishment whereof may be thirty years' 
imprisonment, shall be entitled to have counsel assigned him by 
the court if he is poor and unable to defray the expense of pro- 
curing their atteo dance. 

Sect. 2. A person indicted for murder in either degree may May be 
be arraigned before the court holden by one justice, and, if he ^efoll'^olfe 
plead guilty, the court may award sentence against him accord- J"''^®- 
ing to law ; if he do not plead guilty, the court may assign him 
counsel, and take all other measures preparatory to a trial. At 
such trial two of the justices of the court shall be present. 

Sect. 3. Every person arraigned and put on trial for murder Peremptory 
in either degree may, in addition to challenges for cause, per- by^re^°^^® 
emptorily challenge twenty of the jurors. spondent. 

Sect. 4. Upon the trial of an indictment for murder in peremptory 
either degree, the state, in addition to challenges for cause, by'^Se^^^ 
shall be entitled to ten peremptory challenges. 

Sect. 5. In the trial of murder cases witnesses may be called witnesses 
in behalf of the state to rebut or explain any evidence of^.g^uttaL^"^ 
new matter offered by the defendant, or to discredit his wit- 
nesses, though the names of such witnesses have not been fur- 
nished to the defendant ; but time may be allowed the defendant 
to answer such evidence, if in the opinion of the court justice 
requires it. 

Sect. 6. Counsel for prisoners in cases of murder, in either fjo^^f ^®^' 
degree, or any other offense, the punishment whereof may be counsel 
imprisonment for thirty years, when assigned by the court, shall ^®^^^^* 



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[1901 



receive reasonable compensation for their services, not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty dollars in all at any one trial, which shall 
be allowed by the court and paid by the county. 
Jury to be Sect, 7. The jury impanelled to try cases of murder in either 

degree shall be kept separate from all other persons during the 
trial. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



kept separate. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 105. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO POLITICAL CAUCUSES AND CONVENTIONS. 



Section 

1. Caucuses, how called. 

2. Notice; caucus to remain open, how 

long. 

3. Nominations by ballot; check-list to 

be used. 

4. Preparation of checklist. 



Section 

5. Power of local executive committee. 

6. Who may vote. 

7. Challenges; penalties for violations- 

8. Presiding oflBcer to make return. 

9. Act in force, where. 



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



Caucuses, 
how called. 



Notice ; 
caucus to 
remain open, 
how long. 



Nominations 
by ballot. 



Preparation 
of check-list. 



Section 1. All town and ward caucuses shall be called by a 
notice posted in five conspicuous places in the town or ward, 
one of which places shall be the postoffice, if there is one in 
said town or ward, and published in some newspaper, if there 
be any, published in the town or city, ten days or more before 
the day of the caucus. 

Sect. 2. Said notice shall specify the place and the day 
and hour of meeting, and shall further state the time during 
which the polls will be open for the reception of ballots, which 
shall be, in towns and wards having not more than two thou- 
sand inhabitants according to the last preceding national census, 
not less than two hours, and in towns and wards having more 
than two thousand inhabitants according to such census, not less 
than three hours. 

Sect. 3. All nominations and elections at any caucus shall 
be by ballot, and in balloting a check-list shall invariably be 
used ; a plurality shall in every case be sufficient to nominate or 
elect. 

Sect. 4. The check-list for use at any caucus shall be pre- 
pared by the local executive committee of the party holding 
said caucus. Notice of the times and places where the execu- 
tive committee will attend for the purpose of receiving evidence 
and suggestions as to the make-up of the check-list, shall be 
given in the same manner as notice of the caucus is required to 



1901] Chapter 105. 605 

be given. No man shall be allowed to vote in the caucus unless 
his name is on the said check-list. 

Sect. 5. The local executive committee of the party holding Power of 
the caucus shall have full power to regulate the form, size, and ex^'ecutive 
character of the ballots to be used, and also to regulate the committee, 
manner of conducting the caucus, in any way consistent with 
the provisions of this act. 

Sect, 6.* No person shall vote in any caucus unless his name who may 
is on the check-list used by said caucus, or upon the name of 
any other person, and no person having voted in a town or 
ward caucus holden for the nomination or election of candi- 
dates to be voted for at any election, shall vote in the town or 
ward caucus of another political party holden for the nomina- 
tion or election of candidates to be voted for at the same election. 

Sect. 7. No person shall vote in any caucus unless he intends challenges; 
to support the ticket of the party holding the caucus at the nextP®'^^^^^®®- 
ensuing election. When the right of any person to vote in a 
caucus is challenged he shall stand aside and subscribe to the 
following oath or affirmation before his vote shall be received : 

I, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I am a legal voter 

in , and that I intend to vote the ticket of the party hold- 
ing this caucus at the next ensuing election. 

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this 
act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dol- 
lars or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. Any person 
who shall swear falsely in regard to the provisions of this act 
shall be guilty of perjury and punished accordingly. 

Sect. 8. The presiding officer of every caucus shall, within Q^^^fg^^Q^ 
forty-eight hours after the close of said caucus, file with the make return, 
clerk of the city or town in which such caucus was held, the 
check-list used in said caucus, and the said clerk shall keep the 
same for the full period of two calendar months thereafter, in 
his office, open to the inspection of every citizen of such city or 
town, and shall not make nor permit to be made upon such 
check-list any mark whatever. 

Sect. 9. This act shall be in force in all cities of fifteen ^cU" foi"ce. 
thousand inhabitants, according to the census of 1900, and in 
such other cities and towns of the state as shall by majority vote 
of the voters at an annual or biennial meeting adopt the same. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



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[1901 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT FOR THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF PURE MILK IN THE 
MARKETS OF THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Milk inspectors to secure certificates 

of competency. 

2. Instruments to be tested. 



Section 

3. Record of certificates and tests. 

4. Penalty for violation. 

5. Takes effect July 1, 1901. 



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



Milk 

inspectors to 
secure certifi 
cates of 
competency. 



Instruments 
to be tested. 



Record of 
certificates 
and tests. 



Penalty for 
violation. 



Section 1. Every person who holds or fills the position of 
milk inspector in any city or town in this state or who, either 
for himself or in the employ of any other person, firm, or corpo- 
ration manipulates the Babcock test, or any other test, whether 
mechanical or chemical, for the purpose of measuring the con- 
tents of butter fat or solids in milk or cream as a basis for 
apportioning the value of such milk or cream, or the butter or 
cheese made from the same, shall procure from the super- 
intendent of the dairy department of the New Hampshire 
College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, a certificate 
showing that the holder is competent and well qualified to per- 
form such work. The fee for issuing such certificate shall in 
no case exceed one dollar, the same to be paid by the applicant 
to said superintendent and to be used by the superintendent in 
meeting the expense incurred by him under this section. 

Sect. 2. Every instrument or piece of glassware used for 
testing or measuring milk or cream, at any creamery, butter 
factory, cheese factory, or condensed milk factory in determin- 
ing the value of milk or cream received from diflerent persons, 
or by any milk inspectors in any city or town in this state, shall 
be tested for accuracy of measurement, and for the accurac}^ of 
the per cent scale marked thereon, by the superintendent previ- 
ously named or by some competent person designated by him. 
The superintendent or person thus designated shall so mark 
such instruments or glassware with such marks or characters as 
cannot be erased, which marks or characters shall stand as proof 
that they have been so tested ; and no incorrect instruments or 
glassware shall be thus marked. The superintendent of the 
dairy school shall receive for such service the actual cost in- 
curred and no more, the same to be paid by the person or 
corporation for whom the test is made. 

Sect. 3. The person or persons who grant certificates and 
test appliances at the New Hampshire College of Agriculture 
and the Mechanic Arts shall keep a record of all persons to 
whom certificates are issued, with the dates thereof, and of the 
number and description of all instruments and pieces of glass- 
ware inspected and marked, and for whom each article or lot 
was inspected and marked. 

Sect. 4. Any person who tests milk or cream by the Bab- 
cock test or any other test, whether mechanical or chemical, for 



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607 



the purpose of measuring the contents of butter fats or solids 
when sold as milk or as a basis for apportioning its value when 
used at creameries or factories, without first having obtained a 
certificate of competency in the manner previously named in 
this act, or who tests milk or cream to determine or apportion 
its value with appliances that have not been inspected and 
marked by the authorities herein named, shall be liable to a fine 
of not less than five dollars for each week that he or she serves 
or that such unmarked and untested appliances have been used. 
Sect. 5. This act shall take eft'ect July 1, 1901. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



Takes effect 
July 1, 1901. 



CHAPTER 107. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 127 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, RELATING TO THE INSPECTION OF MILK. 



Boards of health of cities to have 
charge of inspection; selectmen 
may appoint inspectors; licenses 
to sell milk; selling -without li- 
cense, penalty ; storekeepers to be 
licensed ; right of inspectors to 
take samples ; record of licenses ; 
sale of skim-milk regulated ; 



Section 

record of convictions ; connivance 
at violation, penally ; act to be in 
force, where. 

2. Penalty for selling impure milk ; 

milk deemed to be adulterated, 
when. 

3. Repealing clause ; act takes eflfect 

July 1, 1901. 



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



Section 1. That chapter 127 of the Public Statutes be 
amended by striking out sections 1 to 11 inclusive, and substi- 
tute instead thereof the following : 

Sect. 1. The boards of health of cities shall be in charge of Boards of 
the inspection of milk, skim-milk, and cream, and may appoint ^f^^^^J^^^^j^^^^g 
one or more persons as their agents for that purpose who shall charge of 
act under their direction in their respective places, and ^y}-^Q ^^^^p^^^^^"- 
may be removed by them at any time. The compensation to 
such agents shall be fixed by said boards of health, but no milk 
inspector shall be paid for his services unless he is a registered 
chemist or is the holder of a certificate from the superintendent 
of the dairy department of the New Hampshire College of 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts showing the said holder to 
be qualified to perform such work. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of towns may annually appoint one selectmen 
or more persons to be inspectors of milk, skim-milk, and cream, [^|^ee^^\?g^,'^* 
under the same provisions and conditions as agents are ap- 
pointed by boards of health. 

Sect. 3. The boards of health of cities and the selectmen of Licenses to 
towns may grant to any person who applies therefor and pays ^®^^'^^^^' 
the sum of two dollars a license to sell milk, skim-milk, and 



608 Chapter 107. [1901 

cream within their city or town, until the first day of June next 
following, and may renew such license annually in the month of 
May upon application and the payment of a like fee, providing 
said applicant will satisfj^ said boards of health or selectmen 
that he understands the care and handling of said product, and 
files the name and address of all his producers, and gives rea- 
sonable assurance that the cows from which the milk is taken 
are healthy, and are properly fed and cared for. The license 
and its renewal shall state the name of the party to whom 
granted, his residence, place of business, the names of all per- 
sons employed by him in carrying on the business, the number 
of carriages or other vehicles used, the name of the town for 
which it is granted, and the number of the license. It shall not 
be transferable, and may be revoked at any time for cause. 
The person to whom any license is granted shall cause his name, 
place of business, and the number of his license to be legibly 
placed on the outer side of all carriages and vehicles used in the 
business, and in the case of a merchant selling, or oftering for 
sale, in a store, booth, or market place, in a city or town in 
which said licenses are granted, said license and its renewals 
shall be posted in a conspicuous place in said merchant's place 
of business, 
semngwith- Sect. 4. "Whoever goes about in carriages or makes a busi- 
penaity!^^^' ^^ss of Selling milk, skim-milk, or cream in any such city or 
town, or ofl:ering for sale or having in possession with intent to 
sell milk, skim-milk, or cream, unless a license has first been 
obtained as provided in the preceding section, or whoever vio- 
lates any of the provisions of the preceding sections, shall be 
fined not more than ten dollars for the first offense ; and for any 
subsequent ofifense he shall be fined fifty dollars, or be imprisoned 
not more than sixty days, or both, 
storekeepers Sect. 5. Every person selling milk, skim-milk, or cream, or 
offering such for sale in a store, booth, or market place in a city 
or town in which licenses are granted, shall procure a license as 
provided in section 3. Any person so selling or offering for 
sale, who neglects to comply with this section, shall be punished 
as provided in section 4. 
Right to take Sect. 6. The boards of health of cities, and their agents, the 
samples. selectmen of towns and the inspectors appointed by them, may 
enter places where milk, skim-milk, or cream are stored or kept 
for sale, and into and upon carriages used for the conveyance 
thereof, and may take such samples of milk, skim-milk, or cream 
as they may deem necessary, upon payment of the current price 
therefor, and may examine the milk, skim-milk, or cream there 
found, and, if requested, shall leave a sample of the same product, 
securely sealed, with the person from whom said sample was 
taken, and if they have reason to believe that any such milk, 
skim-milk, or cream is adulterated, they shall cause specimens 
thereof to be analyzed or otherwise satisfactorily tested, and shall 
make a record of the result of the analysis or test. 
Record of Sect. 7. They shall make a record of all licenses granted 

licenses. ^^^^ renewed by them, which, together with all registries made 



1901] Chapter 107. 609 

with them, shall be open to public inspection ; and shall pay to 
the treasurer of their city or town all fees received, within 
thirty days after receipt. 

Sect. 8. No dealer in milk, and no servant or agent of a saie of skim- 
dealer, shall sell, exchange, deliver, or have in his custody or pos-Sted^^^*^" 
session with intent to sell, exchange, or deliver, milk from which 
the cream or any part thereof has been removed, unless in a con- 
spicuous place above the center upon the outside of every vessel, 
can, or package from or in which such milk is sold, the words 
^' skimmed milk" are distinctly marked in letters not less than 
one inch in length. Whoever violates the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall be punished by the penalties provided in section 17 of 
this chapter. 

Sect. 9. A record shall be made and kept by said boards of Record of 
health and selectmen of each and every conviction in their rg. convictions, 
spective cities and towns of any violation of the provisions of this 
chapter. 

Sect. 10. Any board of health, or any agent thereof, or se- connivance 
lectman, or inspector appointed under the provisions of this penaity!^°^' 
chapter, who willfully connives at or assists in a violation of the 
provisions of this chapter, shall be fined not more than three 
hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not more than sixty days, or 
both. 

Sect. 11. The preceding sections shall be in force only in Act m force, 
such towns and cities as now have inspectors of milk, and those ^^®^'®- 
which may hereafter adopt the same, but nothing in this act shall 
be construed as affecting any one w^ho may at the time of the 
passage of this act be a regularly elected inspector of milk in 
any city in this state, so as to cut short his present term of office, 
or vary his salary. 

Sect. 2. Further amend said chapter by striking out sec- 
tions 17 and 18 and substituting therefor the following : 

Sect. 17. If any persons shall adulterate milk, skim-milk, or ^3u4*^ji™; 
cream with water or otherwise to be sold, or shall sell or offer penalty 
for sale, or have in possession with intent to sell, any adulter- 
ated or unwholesome milk, skim-milk, or cream, containing any 
coloring matter or preservative, or any milk produced from sick 
or diseased cows, or cows fed upon the refuse of breweries or dis- 
tilleries, or any other substance which may be deleterious to the 
quality of milk, skim-milk, or cream, or shall sell, or offer for 
sale, or have in possession with intent to sell as pure milk, any 
milk from which the cream or a part thereof has been re- 
moved, he shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or 
imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both. And it shall be 
the duty of the boards of health and milk inspectors to file the 
necessary information with the chief of police of the cityor 
town, or the county solicitor of the county in which such city 
or town may be situated, and it shall be the duty of such chief 
of police and county solicitor to prosecute offenders under this 
act to final judgment and sentence. 

Sect. 18. In all proceedings under this chapter, if the milk Miik deemed 
is shown, upon analysis, to contain less than thirteen per cent of a°ed^, when.^' 



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Chapters 108, 109. 



[1901 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
July 1, 1901. 



milk solids, or to contain less than nine and one half per cent of 
milk solids exclusive of fat, or to contain less than three and one 
half per cent of fat, it shall be considered evidence of adultera- 
tion except during the months of April, May, June, July, Au- 
gust, and September, when milk containing less than twelve per 
cent of milk solids, or less than three per cent of fat, shall be 
considered evidence of adulteration, or if, in the case of skim- 
milk, it shall contain more than ninety-one per cent of water 
and less than nine per cent of milk solids exclusive of fat, it 
shall be considered evidence of adulteration. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect July 1, 1901. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 108. 



Killing of 
pheasant 
prohibited ; 
penalty. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE KILLING OF PHEASANT. 
Section l. Killing of pheasant prohibited ; penalty. 

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

Section 1. If any person shall, between the date of the pas- 
sage of this act and the fifteenth day of September, A. D. (1905) 
nineteen hundred and five, take or destroy any wild pheasant, 
or shall molest, or remove from the nest, any of the eggs of saicl 
birds, he shall be fined ten dollars, or be imprisoned not exceed- 
ing sixty days, or both, for each oflense. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTEE 109. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 199 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO BONDS TO THE JUDGE OF PROBATE AND SUITS 
THEREON. 

Section l. Probate bonds by authorized surety companies. 

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



Probate 
bonds by 
surety 
companies. 



Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 199 of the Public 
Statutes, by inserting after the word " state " in the fourth line 
of said section, the following : or authorized by the insurance 
commissioner to transact business therein, so that said section, 
as amended, will read as follows : 



1901] Chapter 110. 611 

Section 1. All bonds given to a judge of probate shaU be 
made "to the judge of probate for the county of -," with- 
out naming the incumbent of the office. Any corporation duly 
established by the laws of this state, or authorized by the insur- 
ance commissioner to transact business therein, and authorized 
thereto by its charter, may be accepted as sufficient surety upon 
the bond of an executor, administrator, guardian, or trustee, by 
the judge of probate if he is satisfied with the ability of the 
corporation as such surety. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14, CHAPTER 281: OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATIVE TO AVHO MAY BE COMMITTED TO THE IN- 
DUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

Section l. Minor under fourteen years may be sent to industrial school in default 
of bail. 

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

Section 1. Amend said section 11 by adding thereto the pommittaito 

„ ,, . , J Q industrial 

lollowmg paragraph : school in 

When a minor under the age of fourteen years shall be or- ban."" °^ 
dered by a police court or justice of the peace to recognize and 
furnish bail for his or her appearance to the supreme court, and 
is unable to procure such bail the court or justice may, in his 
discretion, order that such minor be committed to the industrial 
school instead of the county jail, to await the term of court to 
which he may be ordered, and mittimus may issue accordingly, 
and the board of such minor shall be chargeable to the county 
from which he was sent. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



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Chapters 111, 112. 
CHAPTER 111. 



[1901 



AN" ACT IX AMEISTDMENT OF SECTION" 26 OF CHAPTER 158 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO RAILROADS. 



Section 
1. Railroad proprietors may take land 
for the diversion of streams. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Railroad 
proprietors 
may take 
land for 
diversion of 
streams. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Section 26 of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes, 
ill relation to railroads, is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word " water " in the fifth line, the words, and for the purpose 
of changing, or diverting, the course of streams, where neces- 
sary, for the purpose of properly constructing, maintaining, or 
protecting their railroad, so that said section, as amended, shall 
read as follows : 

Sect. 26. The proprietors of a railroad may take and hold 
such land as may be necessary for yards, side-tracks, woodsheds, 
repair shops, turntables, gravel pits, engine, car, and freight 
houses, and depots, and for making provisions to supply their 
buildings and engines with water, and for the purpose of chang- 
ing or diverting the course of streams, where necessary, for 
the purpose of properly constructing, maintaining, or protecting 
their railroad, by filing a location thereof as provided for filing 
the location of a railroad, and by giving the copy of such loca- 
tion to the owner of the land, if known and resident in the 
state, fourteen days at least before application shall be made 
for an appraisal of the damages, and if such owner is unknown, 
or does not reside in the state, by publishing such copy in some 
newspaper published in the county in which the land is situated. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



N 



CHAPTEPv 112. 



AN" ACT TO ESTABLISH EVENING SCHOOLS IN CITIES AND TOWNS OF 
MORE THAN FIVE THOUSAND INHABITANTS. 



Section 

1. Evening schools to be established 

upon petition. 

2. To be under superintendence of 

school board. 



Section 

3. No exemption from existing law as 

to scholars. 

4. Takes effect September, 1001. 



Evening 
schools to be 
ertablished 
uponpetitioiic 



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

Section 1. Upon petition of five per cent of the legal voters 
,of any city or towm having more than five thousand inhabitants. 



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Chapter 113. 



613 



supenn- 

of 
school board. 



according to the latest United States census, said city or town 
shall establish and maintain, in addition to the schools required 
by law to be maintained therein, evening schools for the instruc- 
tion of persons over fourteen years of age in such branches of 
learning and art as the school board shall deem expedient. 

Sect. 2. The school board of such cities and towns shall ^o be under 

- . - I'll supenn- 

have the same superintendence over such evening schools astendence 
they have over other schools, and may determine the length ^f °"''""' ^" 
term or terms in each year and the hours of the evening during 
which such schools shall be kept, and may make such regula- 
tions as to attendance at such schools as they may deem 
expedient. 

Sect. 3. Nothing contained in this act shall 
person from the requirements of chapter 93 of 
Statutes. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect September, 
beginning of the school year of 1901 and 1902. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



exempt any ^o exemp- 
li r» I.T *10" ffo™ 
the r ubllC existing law. 



1901, at the Takes effect 
September, 
1901. 



CHAPTER 113. 



AN ACT IN AMEXDAIEXT AND IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 195 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, ENTITLED "tHE EIGHTS OF HUSBAND OE WIFE, 
SURVIVING, IN THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED HUSBAND OR WIFE." 



Section 

1. Share of widow where personal es- 

tate does not exceed three thou- 
sand dollars. 

2. Share of widow where real estate does 

not exceed three thousand dollars. 

3. Husband's share where personal 

estate does not exceed three thou- 
sand dollars. 



Section 

4. Husband's share where real estate 

does not exceed three thousand 
dollars. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 10 of chapter 195 of the Public Statutes ^'}jo®^°^^iiere 
is hereby amended by adding after the word "him" in clause P|r|oiiai^^^ 
numbered "11" of said section the following words: Provided, not exceed 
however, that if such remaining portion does not exceed in value thousand 
the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, and if he dies intestate, then '^oii^rs. 
she shall be entitled to the whole thereof; and in case the value 
thereof exceeds the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, but does not 
exceed the sum of three thousand dollars, she shall be entitled 
to the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. So that said section 
when amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 10. The widow of a person deceased, testate or intes- 
tate, by waiving the provisions of his will in her favor, if any, 
shall be entitled, in addition to her dower and homestead rights, 
as her distributive share, to the following portion of his personal 



614 



Chapter 113. 



[1901 



Share of 
■widow where 
real estate 
does not 
exceed three 
thousand 
dollars. 



Husband's 
share where 
personal 
estate does 
not exceed 
three 
thousand 
dollars. 



estate, remaining after the payment of debts and expenses of 
administration. 

I. One third part thereof, if he leaves issue surviving him. 

II. One half thereof, if he leaves no issue surviving him. 
Provided, however, that if such remaining portion does not exceed 
in value the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, and if he dies intes- 
tate, then she shall be entitled to the whole thereof; and in case 
the value thereof exceeds the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, but 
does not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars, she shall be 
entitled to the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. 

Sect. 2. Section 11 of said chapter is hereby amended by 
adding after the word " him " in the clause numbered "II" of 
said section the following words : Provided, however, that if the 
value of said remaining portion shall not exceed the sum of 
fifteen hundred dollars she shall be entitled to the whole thereof; 
but if such remaining portion shall exceed in value the sum of 
fifteen hundred dollars, but does not exceed the sum of three 
thousand dollars, she shall be entitled to the sum of fifteen hun- 
dred dollars of the value thereof, and the same shall be assigned 
to her by the probate court in the same manner as dower is now 
assigned. So that said section when amended shall read as 
follows : 

Sect. 11. The widow of a person deceased, testate or intes- 
tate, by waiving the provisions of his will in her favor, if any, 
and by releasing her right of dower and her homestead right, 
shall be entitled instead thereof, in fee, to the following portion 
of all the real estate of which he died seized, after the payment 
of debts and expenses of administration : 

I. One third part thereof, if he leaves issue by her surviv- 
ing him. 

II. One half thereof, if he leaves no issue whatever surviv- 
ing him. Provided, hoioever, that if the value of said remaining 
portion shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred dollars she 
shall be entitled to the whole thereof; but if such remaining 
portion shall exceed in value the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, 
but does not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars, she shall 
be entitled to the sum of fifteen hundred dollars of the value 
thereof, and the same shall be assigned to her by the probate 
court in the same manner as dower is now assigned. 

Sect. 3. Section 12 of said chapter is hereby amended by 
adding after the word " her " in clause numbered " II " of said 
section the following words : Provided, however, that if such 
remaining portion does not exceed in value the sum of fifteen 
hundred dollars, then he shall be entitled to the whole thereof; 
and in case the value thereof exceeds the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars, but does not exceed the sum of three thousand dollars, 
he shall be entitled to the sum of fifteen hundred dollars. So 
that said section when amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 12. The husband of a person deceased, testate or intes- 
tate, by waiving the provisions of her will in his favor, if any, 
shall be entitled in addition to his estate by the curtesy and 



1901] Chapter 113. 615 

homestead riglit, if any, as his distributive share, to the follow- 
ing portion of her personal estate remaining after the payment 
of debts and expenses of administration : 

I. One third part thereof, if she leaves issue surviving her. 

II. One half thereof, if she leaves no issue surviving her. 
Provided, however, that if such remaining portion does not ex- 
ceed in value the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, then he shall be 
entitled to the whole thereof; and in case the value thereof 
exceeds the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, but does not exceed 
the sum of three thousand dollars, he shall be entitled to the 
sum of fifteen hundred dollars. 

Sect. 4. Section 13 of said chapter is hereby amended bynusband-s 
adding after the word "her" in clause numbered " III" of said^^f[|g7j^^^|''® 
section the following words: Provided, however, that if such^oesjK)t^^_^^ 
remaining portion does not exceed in value the sum of fifteen thousand 
hundred dollars, then he shall be entitled to the whole thereof ; *^°^^^^'^' 
but if such remaining portion shall exceed in value the sum of 
fifteen hundred dollars, but does not exceed the sum of three 
thousand dollars, he shall be entitled to the sum of fifteen hun- 
dred dollars of the value thereof, and the same shall be assigned 
to him by the probate court in the same manner as dower is now 
assigned to a widow. So that said section when amended shall 
read as follows : 

Sect. 13. The husband of a person deceased, testate or in- 
testate, by waiving the provisions of her will in his favor, if any, 
and by releasing his estate by the curtesy and his homestead 
right, if any, shall be entitled instead thereof to the following 
portion of all the real estate of which she died seized, after the 
payment of debts and expenses of administration : 

i. One third part thereof, to hold in fee, if she leaves issue 
by him surviving her. 

n. One third part thereof, to hold during life, if she leaves 
issue surviving her, but not by him, and if he has no estate b}^ 
the curtesy in her real estate. 

III. One half thereof, to hold in fee, if she leaves no 
issue whatever surviving her. Provided, however, that if such 
remaining portion does not exceed in value the sum of fif- 
teen hundred dollars, then he shall be entitled to the whole 
thereof; but if such remaining portion shall exceed in value the 
sum of fifteen hundred dollars, but does not exceed the sum of 
three thousand dollars, he shall be entitled to the sum of fifteen 
hundred dollars of the value thereof, and the same shall be as- 
signed to him by the probate court in the same manner as 
dower is now assigned to a widow. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed. clause. 

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

^ i- ■=> on passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



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Chapter 114. 
CHAPTER 114. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS 
BANKS. 



Investments of savings banks regu- 
lated. 

May hold real estate acquired by- 
foreclosure. 

Call deposits, where made. 



Section 

4. Special deposit or guaranty fund. 

5. Loss from violation, liability of offi- 

cer or trustee. 

6. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Investments 
of savings 
banks 
regulated. 



Section 1. On and after the passage of this act, savings 
banks and savings departments of banking and trust companies 
shall make investment of their funds in the following classes of 
securities only : 

(1) In notes secured by first mortgage of real estate situ- 
ated in New Hampshire ; but not over seventy per cent of the 
value of the property covered shall be so loaned, and not exceed- 
ing seventy per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

^2) In notes secured by first mortgage of real estate situated 
outside of New Hampshire which is at the time improved, oc- 
cupied, and productive ; but not over fifty per cent of the value of 
the property covered shall be so loaned, and not exceeding 
twenty-ti.ve per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(3) In notes secured by collateral in which the bank is at lib- 
erty to invest of a value at least ten per cent in excess of the 
face of the note. The amount of any one class of securities so 
taken as collateral, added to that which the bank may own at 
the time, shall not exceed the total limit of that class of security ; 
but not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the deposits shall be 
so invested. 

(4) In notes secured by collateral securities which are dealt 
in on the stock exchanges of Boston and New York, the stock 
exchange price of which shall at all times be at least twenty per 
cent in excess of the face of the note, while held by the bank; 
but not exceeding twenty-five per cent of the deposits shall be 
so invested. 

(5) In notes of individuals or corporations with two or more 
signers or one or more indorsers ; but not exceeding five per 
cent of the deposits shall be loaned any one person or corporation 
in this class of securit}', and not exceeding twenty-five per cent 
of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(6) In the public funds of the United States, or those for 
w^hich the faith of the United States is pledged to provide for the 
payment of the interest and principal. 

(7) In the bonds and notes of this state, or of any county, 
city, town, precinct, or district of this state. 



1901] Chapter 114. 617 

(8) In the authorized bonds or notes of any state or territory 
of the United States ; and in the bonds or notes of any city of 
the states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, 
Connecticut, or New York, whose net indebtedness does not 
exceed five per cent of the last preceding valuation of the prop- 
erty therein for taxation, or of any county or town in said states 
whose net indebtedness does not exceed three per cent of such 
valuation. 

(9) In the authorized bonds of any county, city, town, 
school district, or other municipal corporation of any other of 
the United States or territories whose net indebtedness at the 
time of such investment does not exceed five per cent of the last 
preceding valuation of the property therein for taxation ; and in 
the authorized bonds of any city of one hundred thousand inhab- 
itants of any of said states whose net indebtedness does not ex- 
ceed seven per cent of the last preceding valuation of the prop- 
erty therein for taxation. The term " net indebtedness " shall 
be construed to denote the indebtedness of any city, town, or 
other municipal corporation, omitting the debt created for sup- 
plying the inhabitants with water and deducting the amount of 
any sinking fund available for the payment of the municipal 
indebtedness. Provided, however, that such bonds shall not 
have been issued in aid of railroads or for special assessment 
purposes. Provided, also, that the bonds of any county, city, or 
town of less than ten thousand inhabitants, or of any school 
district or other municipal corporation of less than two thousand 
inhabitants, in any state or territory other than those named in 
paragraph 8 of section 1 of this act, shall not be authorized in- 
vestments. Provided, further, that such bonds are issued by 
municipalities that are permitted by law to levy taxes suflicient 
to pay the interest and to provide sinking funds for their debt; 
otherwise, such bonds shall not be authorized investments. And 
provided, further, that the bonds of any such county, city, town, 
school district, or other municipal corporation, of any state or 
territory, except in the states named in paragraph 8 of section 1 
of this act, which does not have a constitutional provision limit- 
ing the indebtedness of counties, cities, towns, school districts, 
or other municipal corporations therein shall not be legal invest- 
ments. But not exceeding fifty per cent of the deposits shall be 
so invested. 

(10) In the bonds or notes of any railroad company, except 
street railways, incorporated under the laws of this state, whose 
road is located wholly or in part in the same ; but not exceeding 
twenty-five per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(11) In the bonds of any railroad company, except street 
railways, incorporated under the authority of any of the New 
England states, whose road is located wholly or in part in the 
same, and which is in possession and operating its own road, 
and has earned and paid regular dividends for the two years 
next preceding such investment; or in the bonds guaranteed or 
assumed by such railroad company; but not exceeding twenty- 
five per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 



618 Chapter 114. [1901 

(12) In the bonds of any railroad company, except street rail- 
ways, incorporated under the authority of any of the United 
States or territories, which is in possession of and operating its 
own road and has earned and paid regular dividends of not less 
than four per cent per annum on its capital stock for the three 
years next preceding such investment; i^rovkled, such capital 
stock on which it earns and pays dividends equals in amount 
one third of the entire bonded indebtedness of said road; or in 
the bonds guaranteed or assumed by such railroad ; but not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(13) In the first mortgage bonds of corporations of this state 
except street railways located and doing business therein whose 
net indebtedness at the time of such investment does not exceed its 
capital stock actually paid in and remaining unimpaired ; but 
not exceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(14) In the bonds of street railway corporations incorporated 
under the laws of this state and located wholly or in part in the 
same ; and in the bonds of street railway corporations located 
wholly or in part in cities of thirty thousand inhabitants|or more in 
any of the other New England states ; and in the bonds of street 
railway corporations located wholly or in part in cities of fifty 
thousand inhabitants or more in any of the United States, when 
the net indebtedness of such street railway corporations does 
not exceed the capital stock actually paid in and remaining un- 
impaired at the time of such investment, and that has earned and 
paid regular dividends of not less than four per cent per annum 
on its capital stock for five years next preceding such investment ; 
but not exceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(15) In the bonds of telephone, telegraph, or express com- 
panies doing business in the United States or territories ; pro- 
vided, the total indebtedness of such company does not exceed 
its capital actually paid in and remaining unimpaired, and pro- 
vided, such company has earned and paid regular dividends of 
at least four per cent per annum upon its capital stock of shares 
for five years previous to such investment ; but not exceeding 
ten per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(16) In the capital stock of any banking or trust company 
incorporated under the laws of this state and doing business 
therein ; but the amount of such stock held by any savings bank 
as an investment and as collateral for loans shall not exceed 
one tenth of the total capital stock of such banking or trust 
company, and not exceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall 
be so invested. 

(17) In the stock of any national bank or trust company in 
the New England states and in the state of New York ; but the 
amount of such stock held by any savings bank as an investment 
and as collateral for loans shall not exceed one tenth of the total 
capital stock of such national bank or trust company, and not 
exceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall be so invested. 

(18) In the stock of any railroad corporation, exclusive of street 
railways, located in any part of the United States or territories, 



1901] Chapter 114. 619 

that has earned and paid regular dividends of not less than four 
per cent per annum on its capital stock for five years next pre- 
ceding such investment ; jyrovided, such capital stock on which 
it pays dividends equals in amount one third of the entire bonded 
indebtedness of said corporation ; or in the stock of any other 
railroad corporation in the New England states whose railroad 
and railroad property are leased to such railroad upon an annual 
rental of not less than four per cent per annum upon the capi- 
tal stock of the leased railroad ; ■provided, said leased railroad shall 
have earned dividends of not less than three per cent upon its 
capital stock for a period of three years immediately preceding 
said lease ; but not exceeding tweuity-five per cent of the deposit's 
shall be so invested. 

(19) In the stock of any manufacturing company in the New 
England states that has paid regular dividends on its capital 
stock for five years previous to such investment and whose net 
indebtedness does not exceed the amount of its capital stock 
fully paid in ; but not exceeding ten per cent of the deposits 
shall be so invested. 

(20) In the stock of any parlor car or sleeping car company 
incorporated and doing business in the United States and whose 
cars are in actual use upon any railroad whose stock is a legal 
investment for New Hampshire savings banks, and that has 
earned and paid regular dividends of not less than four per cent 
per annum on its capital stock for five years next preceding such 
investment; but not exceeding five per cent of the deposits shall 
be so invested. 

(21) In land and buildings suitable and actually used by it 
in part for its banking room, the total cost of which shall not 
exceed ten per cent of its deposits. ■ 

Sect. 2. Any savings bank may hold and lease real estate May hold real 
acquired by foreclosure of mortgages owned by the bank ; but acSiu-ed by 
all taxes, foreclosure expenses, and cost of maintenance shall be foreclosure, 
paid out of the income of the bank. 

Sect. 3. Deposits of cash on call, or subject to check, shall caii deposits, 
be made in some authorized banking or trust company incorpo- "^'^^^^ ^^'i^- 
rated under the laws of this state or Massachusetts, or in some 
national bank located in the New England states, or in the cities 
of New York or Philadelphia. 

Sect. 4, The special deposits or guaranty fund of a guaranty special 
savings bank shall not be included in the amount of deposits on gSnty'^' 
which the percentage of any investment is reckoned. f"^<i- 

Sect. 5. If any ofiicer or trustee of any savings bank or loss from 
savings department of a banking and trust company shall know-^!f^fj^\°'^= 
ingly and willfully violate any of the provisions of law regulat- 
ing and limiting investments of savings banks he shall, in'addi- 
tion to the penalties already prescribed, become personally liable 
for all loss which may occur to the bank by reason of such ille- 
gal investment ; and it shall be the duty of the bank commis- 
sioners to sue for and recover such loss in an action of debt for 
the benefit of such bank. 



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Chapter 115. 



[1901 



Repealing Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

takes^e^rt are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

on passage. 



[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 115. 



AX ACT ESTABLISHING THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN THE STATE OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS. 



Section 
1. Boundary line between New Hamp- 
shire and Massacliusetts estab- 
lished. 



SrECTION 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Boundary 
line between 
New Hamp- 
shire and 
Massachu- 
setts ■ 
established. 



Section 1. The boundary line between the Commonwealth of 
Massachusetts and the State of New Hampshire shall be and 
hereby is fixed as follows, to wit : Beginning at the southwest 
corner of the State of New Hampshire, at the center of a copper 
bolt in a granite monument set in the shore on the western bank 
of the Connecticut river near South Vernon railroad station, and 
distant south, eighty-seven degrees forty-six minutes forty-five 
seconds east, five hundred and eighty-two feet from a large pol- 
ished granite monument standing on the w^estern bank of the 
river above high-water mark; thence south, eightj^-seven degrees 
twenty-three minutes thirty seconds east, three thousand three 
hundred and fifty-six feet to a granite monument standing on 
the east side of the Doolittle road; thence south, eighty-seven 
degrees twenty minutes east, nine thousand one hundred and 
twenty-one and five tenths feet to a granite monument at the 
corner of Northfield and Warwick, Massachusetts ; thence south, 
eighty-seven degrees forty minutes thirty seconds east, twenty- 
three thousand and ninety feet to a granite monument at the 
corner of Winchester and Richmond, New Hampshire; thence 
south, eighty-seven degrees fifty-two minutes thirty seconds east, 
eleven thousand six hundred and eleven and five tenths feet to a 
granite monument at the corner of Warwick and Royalston, 
Massachusetts; thence south, eighty-eight degrees eight minutes 
east, tw^enty-one thousand three hundred and fifty feet to a 
granite monument at the corner of Richmond and Fitzwilliam, 
New Hampshire ; thence south, eighty-seven degrees fifty-five 
minutes thirty seconds east, twenty-four thousand nine hundred 
and seventeen feet to a Varnum monument, recut, at the corner 
of Royalston and Winchendon, Massachusetts ; thence south, 
eighty-seven degrees fifty-nine minutes east, eight thousand 
seven hundred and thirteen feet to a granite monument at the 
corner of Rindge and Fitzwilliam, JSTew Hampshire; thence 
south, eighty-seven degrees thirty minutes east, twenty-six thou- 



1901] Chapter 115. 621 

sand one hundred and seventy-five feet to the corner of Win- 
chendon and Ashburnham, Massachusetts; thence south, eighty- 
eight degrees twenty-five minutes thirty seconds east, fourteen 
thousand one hundred and forty-eight feet to a granite monu- 
ment at the corner ot Rindge and JSTew Ipswich, New Hampshire ; 
thence south, eighty-seven degrees forty-nine minutes thirty 
seconds east, eight thousand one hundred feet to a granite monu- 
ment at the corner of Ashburnham and Ashby, Massachusetts; 
thence south, eighty- eight degrees six minutes east, twenty thou- 
sand one hundred and thirty-seven feet to a granite monument 
standing at the west side of the Whitney road ; thence south, 
eighty-seven degrees fifty-six minutes thirty-two seconds east, 
four thousand nine hundred and ninety-two feet to a granite 
monument at the corner of New Ipswich and Mason, New 
Hampshire ; thence south, eighty-seven degrees fifty-eight min- 
utes twenty-two seconds east, eight thousand eight hundred and 
twenty -nine feet to a granite monument at the corner of Ashby 
and Townsend, Massachusetts; thence south, eighty-seven de- 
grees thirty-seven minutes forty-eight seconds east, nineteen 
thousand one hundred and ninety-six feet to a granite monument 
at the corner of Mason and Brookline, New Hampshire ; thence 
south, eighty-eight degrees ten minutes fifty-three seconds east, 
thirteen thousand two hundred and eighty-two feet to a granite 
monument at the corner of Townsend and Pepperell, Massachu- 
setts ; thence south, eighty-eight degrees fifty-three minutes east, 
five thousand seven hundred and twenty-six and five tenths feet 
to a granite monument at the corner of Brookline and Hollis, 
New Hampshire ; thence south, eighty-eight degrees six min- 
utes fifty-five seconds east, twenty-three thousand five hundred 
and seventy-four and five tenths feet to a granite monument on 
the west bank of the Nashua river ; thence south, eighty-seven 
degrees fifty-one minutes east, twenty-two thousand nine hun- 
dred and nine and five tenths feet across the Nashua river to a 
granite monument at the corner of Dunstable and Tyngs- 
borough, Massachusetts; thence south, eighty-eight degrees 
thirteen minutes east, six thousand five hundred and sixty-two 
feet to a granite monument standing on the west bank of the 
Merripack river on the site of the Bancroft pine ; thence south, 
eighty-eight degrees eleven minutes thirty seconds east, twelve 
thousand four hundred and eighty-eight and five tenths feet to 
a granite monument at the corner of Pelham and Hudson, New 
Hampshire; thence south, eighty-eight degrees five minutes 
forty seconds east, seventeen thousand three hundred and sixty- 
seven and five tenths feet to the boundary pine monument, so 
called, standing between the towns of Pelham, New Hampshire, 
and Dracut, Massachusetts, in the pasture land owned by Zacha- 
riah Coburn, at a point where one George Mitchell, surveyor, 
marked a pitch pine tree, March twenty-one, seventeen hundred 
and forty-one, then supposed to be three miles due north of a 
place in the Merrimack river called Pawtucket Falls, now 
Lowell; thence north, eighty-nine degrees fifty-five minutes 



622 Chapter 115. [1901 

fifteen seconds east, seven thousand three hundred and seventy- 
two feet to a granite monument called Leslie, standing between 
Pelham and Dracut, aforesaid ; thence north, thirty-nine degrees 
forty minutes forty-five seconds east, six thousand six hundred 
and seventy-four and three tenths feet to a granite monument 
called Wilson, standing on the easterly side of the highway lead- 
ing from Dracut to Pelham, on the land formerly of Clifton 
Wilson; thence north, twenty-eight degrees thirty-eight min- 
utes east, six thousand one hundred and fourteen and seven 
tenths feet to a granite monument called Smith, on land owned 
by S. E. Young, between the towns of Dracut and Pelham; 
thence north, forty-two degrees twenty-four minutes ten seconds 
east, five thousand one hundred and fifty-seven feet to a granite 
monument called Dracut Corner on land of the Harris brothers, 
between Dracut and Methuen ; thence north, forty-nine degrees 
thirty-nine minutes forty-five seconds east, three thousand four 
hundred and twenty and six tenths feet to a granite monument 
called Harris, standing in the Ordway pasture, at the corners of 
Pelham and Salem, New Hampshire; thence north, sixty-eight 
degrees twelve minutes fifteen seconds east, two thousand three 
hundred and fourteen and two tenths feet to a granite monu- 
ment called Noyes, on land of F. B. Fellows, between Methuen, 
Massachusetts, and Salem, New Hampshire; thence north, eighty 
degrees fifty-four minutes thirty seconds east, three thousand 
seven hundred and one feet to a granite monument called Web- 
ster, on land owned by A. J. Webster, of Salem, New Hamp- 
shire; thence south, seventy-three degrees thirty-five minutes 
thirty seconds east, eleven thousand seven hundred and seventy- 
four feet to a granite monument called Strongwater, on land 
owned b}^ S. CKimball, between the towns of Salem and Me- 
thuen; thence north, three degrees twenty-six minutes five 
seconds west, nineteen thousand five hundred and seventy-three 
and four tenths feet to a granite monument called Poor, on land 
of Samuel Poor, between the towns of Methuen and Salem ; 
thence north, thirty-eight degrees fift3'-seven minutes twenty 
seconds east, one thousand five hundred and ninety-three and 
seven tenths feet to a granite monument at the corners of Haver- 
hill and Methuen, Massachusetts, on land of A. B. Noyes ; thence 
north, thirty-eight degrees thirty-six minutes fifteen seconds 
east, six thousand seven hundred and eighty-two and three 
tenths feet to a granite monument called Captain's pond, at the 
corners of Salem and Atkinson, New Hampshire, on land owned 
by David Webster of Haverhill, Massachusetts; thence north, 
sixty-two degrees six minutes fifteen seconds east, five thousand 
six hundred and fifty-one feet to a granite monument called 
Proctor, on the westerly side of North Broadway, and by land 
of H. F. Proctor of Haverhill ; thence north, sixty-four degrees 
thirty-four minutes fifteen seconds east, four thousand five hun- 
dred and twenty-five feet to a granite monument called Foot, 
between Haverhill and Atkinson, on land of S. P. Foot; thence 
south, seventy-three degrees twelve minutes east, nineteen thou- 



1901] Chapter 115. 623 

sand one hundred and seventy feet to a granite monument called 
Lovers' lane, by land of Merrill 0. Luce, between Haverhill, 
Massachusetts, and Plaistow, Few Hampshire ; thence north, 
fifteen degrees fifty minutes east, ten thousand two hundred and 
twenty-eight and eight tenths feet to a granite monument on 
Brandy Brow hill, at the common corner of Plaistow and IlTew- 
ton, New Hampshire, and Haverhill and Merrimac, Massachu- 
setts; thence north, twenty-three degrees twenty-six minutes 
thirty seconds east, six thousand one hundred and fifteen and 
two tenths feet to a granite monument called Thompson, on land 
of Richard Peaslee, between Merrimac and Newton ; thence 
north, forty-three degrees thirty minutes thirty seconds east, 
five thousand three hundred and forty-four and four tenths feet 
to a granite monument called Janes, by land of Col. Albert 
Janes, between Merrimac, Massachusetts, and Newton, New 
Hampshire ; thence north, seventy-seven degrees forty minutes 
thirty seconds east, four thousand one hundred and four and 
eight tenths feet to a granite monument on the easterly side of 
the highway leading from Newton village to Merrimac, by land 
of Joseph Hoit, of Newton ; thence north, seventy-eight degrees 
forty-six minutes thirty seconds east, five thousand one hundred 
and forty-five and three tenths feet to a granite monument 
called Farnsworth, near a mill pond on the easterly side of the 
highway leading from Newton to Amesbury ; thence north, sev- 
enty-eight degrees fifty-six minutes thirty seconds east, eight 
thousand two hundred and ninety feet to a granite monument 
called Perley, on land owned by the heirs of Perley Eaton; 
thence north, sixty degrees fifty-two minutes thirty seconds east, 
five thousand five hundred and thirteen and eight tenths feet to 
a granite monument called Delaware, on the westerly side of 
the highway leading from South Hampton village, by land of 
Oliver F. C. F. Delaware ; thence north, fifty-eight degrees eight 
minutes fifteen seconds east, six thousand one hundred and 
thirty-three and seven tenths feet to a granite monument called 
Eandall, on land formerly of William Randall, between South 
Hampton and Amesbury; thence north, eighty-one degrees 
thirty-six minutes east, four thousand and fifty-three and five 
tenths feet to a granite monument called Evans, standing at the 
common corner of four towns. South Hampton and Seabrook, 
New Hampshire, and Amesbury and Salisbury, Massachusetts ; 
thence north, eighty-nine degrees three minutes east, two thou- 
sand nine hundred and seventy-four and two tenths feet to a 
granite monument called Bagley, on the easterly side of the 
highway from Seabrook to Salisbury; thence south, seventy- 
three degrees twenty-one minutes thirty seconds east, five thou- 
sand and fourteen and six tenths feet to a granite monument 
called Morrill, standing just northerly of the highway from Sea- 
brook to Salisbury ; thence south, fifty-one degrees forty-six 
minutes thirty seconds east, twelve thousand nine hundred and 
thirty-two feet to a granite monument called Pike, between the 
towns of Salisbury and Seabrook ; thence north sixty-four de- 



624 Chapter 115. [1901 

grees forty-three minutes east, three thousand two hundred and 
sixty and two tenths feet to a granite monument called North 
dock, on land of George W. True; thence north, fifty-two de- 
grees thirty seconds east, two thousand three hundred and 
eighty-nine and seven tenths feet to a granite monument called 
South dock, standing on the marsh and on the land now or for- 
merly of Souther; thence north, sixty-six degrees fifteen minutes 
thirty seconds east, two thousand seven hundred and seventy-five 
feet to Bordens, Salisbury Marsh station, a copper bolt set in 
Major's rock and protected by a granite tablet; thence north, 
eighty-six degrees seven minutes thirty seconds east, eight hun- 
dred and seventy-six feet to the center of a granite monument 
on Salisbury beach ; thence same course three miles from low- 
water mark to the limit of state jurisdiction, the location of said 
line being shown on two plans marked " Map of Massachusetts 
and New Hampshire Boundary Line, Eastern Section," and 
" Map of Massachusetts and New Hampshire Boundary Line, 
Western Section," which, together with a printed description of 
the line and the monuments marking it, were tiled in the office 
of the secretary of state, January thirty, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-nine. 

The stone monuments at the corners on the eastern section 
are of granite, sixteen inches square, eight and one half feet 
long and four and one half feet above the "surface of the ground, 
marked " MASS. " on the south side and " N. H." on the north 
side. The date eighteen hundred and ninety, name of the angle, 
and the initial letters of the names of the adjacent towns are 
also cut in the stone. 

The stone monuments at the corners on the western section 
are similar, except that they are fourteen inches square, the date 
is eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and the name of the angle 
is omitted. 

Boundary pine monument is eighteen inches square, nine feet 
long, dressed down five feet, all four sides polished, and marked 
on the south side with the letters " MASS.," the initial letter 
" D. " for Dracut, date eighteen hundred and ninety, and the, 
names of the Massachusetts commissioners and surveyors, 
also Massachusetts commissioners and surveyors of eigh- 
teen hundred and twenty-five. On the north side the let- 
ters "K H.," initial letter "P." for Pelham, date eighteen 
hundred and ninety, and the names of the New Hampshire 
commissioners and surveyors, also New Hampshire commis- 
sioners and surveyor of eighteen hundred and twenty-five. On 
the east side the date seventeen hundred and forty-one, Mitchell's 
boundary pine, with latitude and longitude of the same, and a 
cut of a pitch pine tree. On the west side the date of the royal 
decree and the names of the surveyors who marked the line 
originally in seventeen hundred and forty-one, — George Mitchell 
and Eichard Hazen. 

Major's rock is marked by a granite tablet three feet square 
and one foot thick, firmly fastened to the rock and with a circu- 



1901] Chapter 116. 625 

lar opening in the center, showing the copper bolt placed there 
by Borden in his survey as a point on the northern boundary of 
Massachusetts, and adopted by the commissioners. The top 
surface and sides of the tablet are polished and marked with the 
names of the commissioners of both states, and with the date 
eighteen hundred and ninety, and the latitude and longitude of 
the point. 

The southwest corner of New Hampshire and southeast cor- 
ner of Vermont are marked by a copper bolt in the apex of a 
granite block set upon a stone pier and sunk in the shore of the 
western bank of the Connecticut river, and its location desig- 
nated by a large polished granite monument, five hundred and 
eighty-two feet distant on the western bank of the river above 
high-water mark, and marked on the north, south, and east sides 
with the names of the commissioners and surveyors of the three 
states. On the west side the distance and direction to and 
description of said corner is given, with the latitude and longi- 
tude of the same. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, a similar Takes effect 
act having been already passed in the year 1899, by the Com- ^"^ ^^^^^°^' 
monwealth of Massachusetts, establishing the line in this act 
described. 

[All bearings given in this description are from the true 
meridian.] 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 116. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9 OF CHAPTEE, 84 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE SUPPORT OF TOWN PAUPERS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Section 
1. Aid to dependent soldiers to be fur. 
nished in town of abode, when ; 
penalty for refusal by officer. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 9 of chapter 84 of the Public aw to^^ ^^^ 
Statutes by inserting after the word "Rebellion," in the fourth soidiersjo 
line of said section, the words, or in the Spanish or Philippine fn to wn^o^f^*^ 
wars, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : S^°^f;J^4-^®^' 

Sect. 9. Whenever any person, resident in this state, who refusal by 
enlisted in the quota of this state, and was reckoned and served ° ^^^' 
as a soldier or sailor from IsTew Hampshire in the army or navy 
of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, or in the 
Spanish or Philippine wars, and who received an honorable 
discharge, not being under guardianship or legal restraint, shall 
become poor and unable to provide maintenance for himself and 



626 Chapter 116. [1901 

dependent family, such person, his wife, widow, or minor chil- 
dren, or such of the children as are unable to maintain them- 
selves, shall be supported at the public expense in the town or 
city of their abode, at their own home or such place, other than 
a town or county almshouse, as the overseers of the poor or the 
county commissioners shall deem right and proper, but no person 
shall receive aid under the provisions of this section unless he 
has resided in this state three years or more before making 
application for such aid; and no person shall, while receiving 
aid under the provisions of this section, use intoxicating liquors 
to an extent which will render him incapable of working at his 
usual occupation ; and no person receiving aid under the provis- 
ions of this section shall sell any articles furnished him, nor 
exchange them for intoxicating liquors, nor share any such aid 
with any persons other than those above named as being en- 
titled to the benefit of these provisions. Any person receiving aid 
under the provisions of this section, who receives a pension 
from the United States government, shall, while receiving such 
aid, apply the pension to the support of himself and dependent 
family, and shall, when requested, furnish to the overseers of the 
poor or the county commissioners satisfactory proof that such 
pension has been so applied. Any person applying for such aid 
shall, when requested, furnish to the county commissioners or 
the overseers of the poor the certificate of a reputable physi- 
cian, resident in the county in which he lives, as to any 
incapacity on his part to perform manual labor. Neglect by any 
person applying for or receiving aid under the provisions of this 
section to comply with th6 foregoing provisions and conditions 
shall relieve the town or county liable for such person's support 
from the provisions of this section so far as such person is con- 
cerned, and such person may be supported at the town or county 
almshouse. 

And any overseer of the poor, county commissioner, or other 
public official whose duty may include the disbursement of public 
money in aid of the poor, who shall decline or refuse to carry 
out the provisions of this section, shall be punished by a fine of 
fifty dollars, except when such official may reasonably consider 
that the compliance with said provisions would be a menace to 
the public health, safety, or peace. 
on^tSe* Sect. 2. This act shall take efifect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 117, 118. 627 

CHAPTER 117. 

JOINT EESOLUTIOX IX FAYOE OF CHARLES E. BUZZELL AN"D OTHERS. 
Sundry appropriations. 

Resolved ly the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

That Charles E. Buzzell be allowed the sum of fifty-nine dol- sundry 
lars and fifteen cents; Andy Holt be allowed the sum of twenty- p^^tions. 
six dollars and eighty cents ; Van B. Glazier be allowed the sum 
of thirty-eight dollars and fifty cents ; John Woodward be al- 
lowed the sum of forty dollars and thirty cents ; Charles W. 
Torr be allowed the sum of twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents; 
C. D. Rowe be allowed the sum of twenty-nine dollars ; James 
F. Estes be allowed the sum of seventeen dollars and sixty cents ; 
Arthur G. Decatur be allowed the sum of twenty-five dollars; 
Charles C. Wright be allowed the sum of thirty-four dollars 
and forty cents ; Charles T. Huntoon be allowed the sum of sev- 
enteen dollars and fifty cents; Lyman Rollins be allowed the 
sum of twelve dollars ; Bent and Bush be allowed the sum of 
twenty-four 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 January 29, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO DARTMOUTH COLLEGE AND 
ITS EXPENDITURES ON BEHALF OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS. 

Annual appropriation of $15,000 for Dartmouth College. 

Resolved Tjy tlie Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars shall be appro- ^^p^o^^^ j^^. 
priated and paid out of the state treasury to the trustees of Dartmouth 
Dartmouth College, on the warrant of the governor, on the °^ ^^^' 
first day of September each 3'ear, for a period of two years next 
after the passage of this resolution, for the use of said college in 
its general educational work. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



Chapters 119, 120. 
CHAPTER 119. 



[1901 



Expense of 
Kearsarge- 
Alabama 
parade. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE EXPENSE OF THE MILITARY 
PARADE AT PORTSMOUTH UPON THE OCCASION OF THE KEAR- 
SARGE-ALABAMA CELEBRATION, SEPTEMBER 19, 1900. 

Expense of parade at Kearsaige- Alabama celebration. 

Resolved hy tlie Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized to credit 
to the appropriation for the support of the New Hampshire 
National Guard for the current year, the sum of three thousand 
and fifty-two dollars and three cents, such sum having been 
drawn from the regular appropriation of the National Guard 
by direction of the governor and council to defray the expenses 
of the military parade at Portsmouth upon the occasion of the 
Kearsarge- Alabama celebration, September 19, 1900. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 120. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF A COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER THE 
QUESTION OF A STATE SANITARIUM FOR CONSUMPTIVES. 

State sanitarium for consumptives. 

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



state sani- 
tarium for 
consump- 
tives. 



That the governor be and is hereby authorized and in- 
structed to appoint a committee consisting of three or five 
members, one of whom shall be a member of the state board of 
health, to consider the question of a state sanitarium for consump- 
tives ; and who shall report to the next legislature the best loca- 
tion for, and probable cost of erection and maintenance of, such 
an institution, together with such recommendations as thej' 
deem proper; the report to be submitted to the legislature some- 
time during the first six days of the session ; the committee to 
serve without pay, except for actual necessary expenses, which 
shall be paid from money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 121. 629 

CHAPTER 121. 

JOINT EESOLIlTION FOE THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC RIGHTS IN NEW 
HAMPSHIRE. 

Preamble ; attorney -general to clefend certain suits. 

Whereas, Proceedings have been begun by certain non-resi- PreamWe. 
dents and foreign corporations to deprive the citizens of New 
Hampshire and the public generally of rights heretofore enjoyed, 
and particularly of access to and enjoyment in the public waters 
and lands of xTew Hampshire ; and 

Whereas, It is the design of such non-residents and foreign 
corporations to monopolize such rights, and to exclude citizens 
of New Hampshire and the public generally from public waters 
and lands by seeking legislation and obtaining federal decisions 
to break down and impair the protection now afforded the public 
by existing statutes and judicial decisions within this state; and 

Whereas, A suit in equity has actually been begun against 
citizens in this state residing at Northumberland, designed to 
obtain perpetual injunctions against them and all other citizens 
of this state and to exclude them from the right of fishing in 
the open season in the waters formerly known as North pond 
and now known as Christine lake in the town of Stark ; there- 
fore, be it 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the attorney-general be and hereby is authorized and Attorney- 
directed to appear and defend in behalf of the people of the iSd^ ^° 
state such suits as are now pending or which may hereafter be ^^"'^^^ ^""^• 
brought in the federal courts, in which the rights of the citizens 
of New Hampshire in public waters and lands are sought to be 
restrained, limited, or abrogated ; and to employ such assistance 
as he may deem necessary in said defense and in the prepara- 
tion and recommendation of such additional legislation as may 
further protect said public rights; and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant upon any money in the treasury, 
not otherwise appropriated, for the reasonable expenses incurred 
as aforesaid. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



630 Chapters 122, 123. [1901 

CHArTER 122. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR PORTRAIT OF HARRIET P. DAME. 
$2£0 for portrait of Harriet P. Dame. 

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

Portrait of First, that the secretary of state be and is hereby authorized 

Damef* ^* ^^ procure a suitable portrait of Harriet P. Dame in honor of 

her distinguished services in the War of the Rebellion, and that 

the portrait be placed in an appropriate position in the state 

house. 

Second, that the sum of not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
dollars be and is hereby appropriated out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that the same be 
expended under the direction of the secretary of state for the 
purpose aforesaid. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 123. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE LIONET TO COMPLETE THE WORK 
OF INDEXING THE RECORDS IN" THE OFFICE. OF THE SECRETARY OF 
STATE. 

$1,000 annually appropriated. 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives m General Court 
convened: 

si.ooo That the sum of one thousand dollars annually, from the first 

IppropSated. ^^^y of June, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and one, to be 
expended under the direction of the governor and council, be 
and is hereby appropriated for completing the work of index- 
ing the records in the office of the secretary of state, as provided 
in chapter 86, Session Laws of 1883. 

[Approved February 18, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 124, 125. 631 

CHAPTER 124. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIERS' 

HOME. 

$20,000 for "Soldiers' Home Fund." 

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

That the sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby appropri- Ap^pro^-^^^ ^^^ 
ated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- <« soldiers- 
ated, for the support and maintenance of the " New Hampshire ^°^^ Fund." 
Soldiers' Home " and the members thereof, from the first day of 
January, 1901, to the assembling of the legislature in 1903, in 
addition to such sums as the state may be entitled to receive 
from the general government in aid of the support of disabled 
soldiers and sailors during or for said period, and which the 
state treasurer is hereby authorized to receive and receipt for. 

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

[Approved February 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 125. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONET TO BE EXPENDED FOR THE 
CORRECTION AND PRESERVATION OF THE. INSCRIPTIONS ON THE 
MONUMENTAL STONES OP THEj FIFTH NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT, 
ON THE FIELD OF GETTYSBURG. 

$300 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is hereby fpJrop,.iated. 
appropriated for the purpose of procuring bronze tablets to be 
placed upon and fastened to "the monument of the Fifth New 
Hampshire Regiment, now standing on the field of Gettysburg 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



632 Chapters 126, 127. [1901 

CHAPTER 126. 

JOIXT EESOLUTIOISr FOE AN" APPROPEIATION TO PAY THE EXPENSE OF 
THE TEAXSPOETATION OF THE BODY OF CAPTAIN W. A. SANBOEN", 
LATE OF COMPANY K, FIEST EEGIMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE VOL- 
UNTEEES, WHO DIED AT CHICKAMAUGA, GEOEGIA, AUGUST 25, 1898, 

§54.50 appropriated. 

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

$54.50 That the sum of fifty-four dollars and fifty cents be and the 

appropna e • g^^^g jg j^ereby appropriated for the purpose of paying the 
expense of transporting the body of Captain W. A. Sanborn, 
late of Company " K, " First Regiment of New Hampshire 
Volunteers in the war with Spain, from Chickamauga, Georgia, 
where he died August twenty-fifth, 1898, to his home in Laco- 
nia, in this state, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 127. 

JOINT EESOLUTION TO PEOVIDE FOE THE; IMMEDIATE, INDEXING OF 
THE VITAL STATISTICS NOW ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECEE- 
TAEY OF THE STATE BOAED OF HEALTH. 

Indexing of vital statistics. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convetied: 

Indexing ot That the govemor be and hereby is authorized and instructed 
stat/stics. ^^ cause the vital statistics now on file in the ofiice of the secre- 
tary of the state board of health to be immediately indexed, so 
that the information that they contain may be conveniently 
accessible to the public, and to draw his warrant for the pay- 
ment of the expenses incurred in the carrying out of this reso- 
lution on any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 



[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 128, 129. 633 

CHAPTER 128. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CREDIT TO THE NATIONAL 
GUARD APPROPRIATION OF CERTAIN FUNDS EXPENDED FROM THAT 
APPROPRIATION FOR THE EQUIPMENT OF THE FIRST REGIMENT 
NEW HAMPSHIRE VOLUNTEERS IN THE WAR WITH SPAIN. 

Credit of $2,660.42 to the National Guard appropriation. 

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

That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized to credit to 
credit to the appropriation for the support of the New Hamp- Guard ^^ 



ation. 



shire National Guard for the current year the sum of twenty- |pp 
six hundred and sixty dollars and forty-two cents, such sum 
having been drawn from the regular appropriation of the Na- 
tional Guard by direction of the governor and council to defray 
the expenses of the equipment of the First Eegiment New 
Hampshire Volunteers in the war with Spain, the said amount 
having been refunded to the state by the United States, and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the said 
sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



ropri- 



CHAPTER 129. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DEAF MUTE 
MISSION. 

$150 annuaUy appropriated. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and jBfty dollars annually be J^^j^-o^SS 
appropriated for the use of the Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 
during the coming two years, and the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for the same from the money appro- 
priated for the support and education of indigent deaf and dumb 
persons of this state, under chapter 86 of the Public Statutes, 
entitled " State aid to indigent deaf and dumb, blind, and 
feeble-minded persons." 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



634 • Chapters 130, 131. [1901 

CHAPTER 130. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE FLAG CASES CONTAINING 
THE COLORS OP NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENTS IN THE CIVIL WAR 
AND THE WAR WITH SPAIN. 

Sl.OOO appropriated. 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

ippropriated. That a sum Dot exceeding one thousand dollars be and 
hereby is appropriated for the purpose of procuring metallic 
plates, having suitably engraved thereon a correct list of the 
engagements in which the several New Hampshire regiments in 
the War of the Rebellion participated, also a similar plate for 
the First ISTew Hampshire Regiment in the war with Spain, the 
same to be attached to the flag cases recently erected, for the 
purpose of procuring metallic markers bearing the regimental 
numbers, to be attached to the staff of every flag and color 
preserved in these cases, and for the purpose of procuring a 
metallic railing to protect these cases from injury; said sum 
to be expended under the direction of the governor and coun- 
cil, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said 
sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved February 20, 1901. ] 



CHAPTER 131. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR SCREENING LYME OR 
POST POND, IN THE TOWN OF LYME. 

$75 appropriated. 

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

$75 That the sum of seventy-five dollars be and hereby is appro- 

appropriated. p^jg^^-g^j fQj, ^^^q purpose of constructing a fish screen at or near 
the outlet of Lyme or Post pond, in the town of Lyme, said 
screen to be constructed under the direction of the fish and game 
commissioners, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant therefor out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 132. 635 

CHAPTER 132. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE SUGAR LOAF ROAD, IN THE 
TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA, AND OTHER HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE. 

Appropriations for sundry highways. 

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

That the following sums be and are hereby appropriated for Ai^pro- 
the construction and repair of the highways, as hereinafter fuifdry"^ 
specified, amounting to the sum of nine thousand one hundred ^^^^^^^'®" 
dollars : 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for each of the 
years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of the Sugar Loaf road, so 
called, on the westerly side of Newfound lake, in the town of 
Alexandria. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repairs of the roads in the 
town of Albany. 

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated for the repairs of the road leading from the Willey House 
in Hart's Location to the west line of Bartlett, for each of the 
years 1901 and 1902.^ 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for each of the 
years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of the North and South road, 
so called, in the town of Benton. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated for each of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repairs of the 
highway known as the Gale River road in the town of Bethlehem. 

That the sum of one hundred seventy-five dollars be and is 
hereby appropriated for each of the years 1901 and 1902 for 
repair of Cherry Mountain road, so called, that lies in Carroll. 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated for each of the years 1901 and 1902 for repair 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 appropri- 
ated for each of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of high- 
ways in the town of Dixville. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of the highway in the 
town of Dummer on the west side of the Androscoggin river, 
thence to the north line of Milan. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of the highway on the 
west side of the Androscoggin river from the house of L. H. 
Grover, in Errol, to Dummer line. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for the 
repair of the highway from Errol to Wentworth's Location, for 
each of the years 1901 and 1902. 



686 (Chapter 132. [1001 

Tliut the Hum of ono liundrcd dollarH 1)0 appropriated for re- 

i>uiriii/^ tlic Crotcliol MomilalM road, ho called, in llio town of 
iVaiiccHtovvii, oik; iiitJI" to l)(! (txjxuidod iti 1!)01 and oiieliairiii 
1902. 

That the Hum of two liimdred (illy dollarH bo appro[)rial(!d for 
each of the yearn 1!»01 and 1!»02 for the re|»airH of the road lead- 
in l? from tli(! ('hane I'arm to j^lcho lake, in the Kranconia Notch. 

MMiatlhc! Hum oriour hundred dollarH he apj)ropriated lor each 
of lh(! yearn 1!H)1 and 1!)02 for the rejjairH of the road leadin<^ 
from tiie heii/^ht of land in Ki-anconia U) the Flume JIouho. 

That the Hum of oik; liundr(;d lifty dollars ho a[){)ropriated for 
the rejiairn of tlus (^xiHtint^ liiii^hwayH around StiuHon lake, in the 
towiiH of KiimiKiy and MIlHworth. 

That, (he Hum of ouv. hundred fifty dollarH be apj»ropriated for 
th(! yciarH 11)01 and 1!M)2 for the rei)air of the Pinkham road, ho 
(tailed, and brid<^eH thereon in Coos county leadint^ from a 
]»oint near the (Jleor<i;e Wood houHe, ho called, in Randolph, to 
the northerly line of Martin's jjocation. 

That the Hum of throe hundred dollars for each of (he years 
1001 and 1002 be and the same is hereby a})iu-opriated for the ex- 
tension of (he Lake Shore hi^^hway, loadin*;- from Hen Mere Inn to 
liako View Hotel in the town of Suna[)oe, ])rovidod the town 
shall apiu-oi)riate and exi)end an equal amount. 

That the sum of (wo hundred dollars be ap])ropriated for each 
of the years 100! iind 1002 for (he rojiair of the, hii^diways in 
th(! (ovvn of Salitm, known as the Londonderry Tui'n|)ike. 

That th(i sum of four hundriid dolhirs bis and is hereby a]>pro- 
])riated for repairing:: (ho Sandwich Not(-h road, that lies between 
the road loiuliiiii; from tin; hous(,' of AHaliol Wallace to the Thorn- 
ton town lints one ludf to Ik; (iXpondtMl in 1001 and one half in 
1002. 

That the huiu of two hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated for the repair of (he Miller ]*ark Mountain road, in the 
towns of Temple and Poterboroui^h, one half to be exj)ended in 
1001 and the remainder in 1002." 

That the sum of one hundriMl and fifty dollars bo appropriated 
for each of the years 1001 and 1002 for the roi)air of that por- 
tion of the Mountain road leading' from North Woodstock to 
lireozy Point that I'es in the town of Warren. 

That the sum of seventy-tive dollars be appropriated for the 
repair of the hii^hway in WontworlJi's Localion, for each year 
1001 and 1002." 

That (he sum of (liree hundred :iiid (if(y dollars bo approi)riated 
for (he repairs of the hiii:hw!iy loadiui;- "from North Woodstock 
to the hMume House, for each of the years 1001 and 1002. 

That the sum of live huiulrcd dolhirs bo ami hereby is appropri- 
a(ed (o construct the hii^dnvay recently laid out to Forest lake, 
in (ho towns of Whitoliold and Didton. 

That the Hum of two hundred and (ifly dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1001 and 1002 for "the rei)air of the hi,«;hway 
known as the VVarren roiid, that lies in the town of Wooilstock. 

[Approved February 2S, 1001.] 



1901] CiiAPTKKS 133, 134, 135. 687 

ClIAI'TKK 133. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PUOVIDINO FOR A SCREEN FOR TUB OUTLET OF 
STINSON LAKE. 

}f400 uppropriatod. 

Ttesolvcd hy the Senate and House, of HrpresenlaUi'cs in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of four hundred dollars be appropriated for the $400 
purpose of phicing a screen upon the outlet of Stinson lake, in ''J*i"'"'"'"'^*^^'- 
the town of Rumney. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



. (MIAITKR 134. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE CHARLES 
A, RARNEY OF DEERINO, 
Salary to bo paid to widow. «k. 

Besolved by Ihe Senate and House of Ilcjjresentatlvcs in CIcneral (Uyurt 
convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay to salary to bo 
the widow of the late Cliarles A. Barney of Deeriuo- the full '^'JljI^Jy 
salary and mileage due to hini as a member of the House of 
Representatives. 



[Ai)proved March 7, 1901.] 



(MIATTKR 135. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN AIM'ROI'RIATION FOR SCREENING CRYSTAli 
LAKE IN ENFIELD. 

}f2()0 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- »2oo 
priated for the pur[)OKe of constructing a ilsh screen at or „ear ''^""'°'"'^''''''*- 
the outlet of Ci-ystal lake, in Kniicld ; said sci-een to be con- 
structed under the direction of the iish and game commission- 
ers, and the governor is hereby authoi-izcd to draw his warrant 
therefor out of any money in the treasury not otherwise a|>pro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



638 Chapters 136, 137, 138. [1901 

CHAPTER 136. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MAINTAINING BUOYS AND PLACING 

LIGHTS ON SQUAM LAKE. 

$50 annually appropriated. 

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

$50anni:any That the suHi of fifty dollars be and the same is hereby appro- 
appropriated, p^iated for each of the years 1901 and 1902 to place and repair 
buoys and maintain lights on Squam lake. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.J 



CHAPTER 137. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR PAINTING AND DECORATING 

THE WALLS OF THE STATE LIBRARY BUILDING. 

81,200 appropriated. 

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

$1,200 That the governor and the trustees of the state library as cus- 

ap'propriated. ^Q(.|ians of the State library building are hereby authorized and 
instructed to cause the walls in said building to be painted and 
decorated in a proper manner, and the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for a sum not exceeding twelve 
hundred dollars, to pay the expenses incurred in carrying into 
effect this resolution, upon any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 138. 



JOINT EESOLUTION FOE AN APPEOPEIATION FOE A FOOTBRIDGE FROM 
THE SHOEE OF LAKE WIN^NIPESAUKEE TO ENDICOTT ROCK. 

$1,200 appropriated. 

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

$1,200 That a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars be and the 

appropriated. ^^^^ -^ j^^peby appropriated for the purpose of constructing a 

steel footbridge from the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee to and 

around Endicott Rock in the city of Laconia; said sum to be 



1901] Chapters 139, 140. 639 

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 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 139. 

JOINT EESOLUTION FOE. LIGHTING THE LIGHTHOUSE ON LOON ISLAND 
IN SUNAPEE LAKE, EEPAERING THE, CABLE CONNECTED THEREWITH, 
PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS ON SAID LAE:E, AND FOR REMOV- 
ING OBSTRUCTIONS TO NAVIGATION IN SAID LAKE. 

$600 appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hoiise of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of six hundred dollars be and the same is hereby $6oo 
appropriated for lighting the lighthouse on Loon island in s^;iji. appropriated, 
apee lake by electricity, for repairing the cable connected there- 
with, for placing and maintaining buoys on said lake, and for 
removing obstructions therein near the lighthouse and at 
Burkehaven, and at other places ; said sum to be expended by 
an agent appointed by the governor with the advice of the coun- 
cil, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO EXTEND THE PROVISIONS OF A JOINT RESOLU- 
TION APPROVED MARCH 11, 1899, "tO PROVIDE STATE PAT FOR 
SOLDIERS WHO SERVED IN THE FIRST RE.GIMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
VOLUNTEERS DURING THE WAR WITH SPAIN." 

Resolution as to soldiers in war witb Spain extended. 

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

That the joint resolution approved March 11, 1899, "To pro- Resolution as 
vide state pay for soldiers who served in the First Regiment ofwar^'^th'^'^ 
New Hampshire Volunteers during the war with Spain, " be and^P^^^^^^ 
it is hereby extended, in the cases of those members of the First ^^ 
New Hampshire Volunteers who were transferred from said 
regiment to the United States hospital corps, so that they shall 
be paid the sum of seven dollars a month for their term of ser- 
vice in said war with Spain whether serving in said First Reo-i- 



640 Chapters 141, 142. [1901 

ment or hospital corps ; j^i^ovided, that in no case shall pay be 
given for service rendered subsequent to the date of the dis- 
charge of said First Regiment. 

And the provisions of said joint resolution shall also be ex- 
tended to these persons enlisted in the United States Navy from 
ITew Hampshire during the war with Spain who obtained an 
honorable discharge subsequent to the date of the discharge of 
said First New Hampshire Regiment, but in no case shall pay be 
given for service rendered subsequent to the date of the dis- 
charge of said First Regiment. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 141. 



JOINT EESOLUTrON" PEOVIDING FOR SCREEJSmSTG THE OUTLET OF LAKE 
WINNESQUAM AT EAST TILTON. 

$1,000 appropriated. 

Besolved ly the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in Ge?ieral Court 
convened: 

a 'To riated That the sum of one thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- 
' priated for the purpose of constructing a suitable screen to pre- 
vent the escape of iish at the outlet of Lake Winnesquam, in 
East Tilton ; said screen to be constructed under the direction of 
the fish and game commissioners, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 142. 



JOINT EESOLIFTION APPROPRIATING MONE.T TO PAY FOR CHAIRS AND 

PLACING THE, SAME IN REPRESENTATIVES' HALL. 

$2,854 appropriated. 

Besolved ly the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

$2,854 That the sum of twenty-eight hundred and fifty-four dollars 

appropriated, -[^q ^^^ hereby is appropriated for the purpose of paying for the 
chairs in Representatives' Hall and placing the same in position ; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw warrants for the 
same out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 143, 144. 641 

CHAPTER 143. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN H. RIEDELL OF MANCHESTER, 

N. H. 

$41.60 to be paid. 

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

That the sum of forty-one dollars and sixty cents be paid tos^^'jotobe 
John H. Riedell of Manchester, K H., out of any money in the^^^ ' 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, to reimburse him for ex- 
penditures on account of volumes 68 and 69 of the New Hamp- 
shire Reports ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant therefor. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 144. 



JOINT EESOLUTION APPEOPRIATING MONE,T TO' MEET EXPEISTSES IN- 
CURRED BY THE KEAESARGE COMMISSION. 

$3,020.15 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three thousand and twenty dollars and fif- $3,020.15 .^^ ^ 
teen cents be and the same is hereby appropriated for the pay-*^^^°^"^ ® 
ment of expenses incurred by the commission provided for by 
resolution of the house of representatives of 1899-1900, and ap- 
pointed by His Excellency Governor Rollins in accordance 
therewith,— to procure a suitable testimonial for the battleship 
^' Kearsarge " and to present the same ; that the further sum of 
fifteen hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated 
to reimburse the city of Portsmouth for moneys paid out of the 
treasury of said city on account of said presentation; and that 
the governor be and is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



642 Chapters 145, 146. [1901 

CHAPTER 145. 

JOINT EESOLUTION FOR AN" APPROPRIATION FOR PERMANENT REPAIRS 
AT THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

$6,800 appropriated. 

Resolved hj ilie Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

$6,800 That the sum of six thousand eight hundred dollars is hereby 

appropriated, appropriated and set apart out of any money not otherwise ap- 
propriated, for permanent repairs at the industrial school, to be 
expended under the direction of the trustees of said school, for 
the following purposes : For steam heating, for stand-pipes and 
necessary connections for fire protection, for steel ceiling in 
front halls, for gymnasium, for repairs of floors and for fire es- 
capes in girls' dormitory. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR SCREENS AT THE OUTLET OF 
BOW LAKE IN STRAFFORD. 

$250 appropriated. 

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

^250 That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be and the 

appropriated, game is hereby appropriated for the purpose of constructing and 
maintaining suitable screens at the outlets of Bow lake, situated 
in Straftbrd in the county of Strafibrd, to prevent the egress of 
fish from said waters ; said sum to be expended by the fish and 
game commissioners 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 appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 147. 643 

CHAPTER 147. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HIGHWAYS IN THE TOAVN OF DOR- 
CHESTER AND OTHER HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE. 

Appropriations for sundry highways. 

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

That the following sums be and are hereby appropriated fo^" p^^^t^ng for 
the -construction and repairs of the highways as hereinafter sundry 
specified, amounting to the sum of four thousand three hundred ^^^^^*^'^" 
dollars : 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of highways and 
bridges in the town of Dorchester. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for the 
repair and improvement of the road and bridle path leading to 
Cardigan mountain in the town of Orange. 

That the sum of two hundred fifty dollars for each of the 
years 1901 and 1902 be appropriated for the removal of ledges 
in public highways in the town of Newcastle. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for construction and repairs of high- 
ways and bridges in the town of Campton. 

That the sum of seventy-five dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for repair of highways and bridges 
in the town of Millsfield. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for repair of the highways known as 
Turnpike and Knot-Hole roads leading from Jefierson to White- 
field. 

That the sum of seventy-five dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of the Turnpike road, 
so called, in the town of Sharon. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1901 and 1902 for the repair of the highway in the 
town of Pittsburg between the Farnsworth place, so called, and 
the Second Lake House at Second Connecticut lake. 

That the sum of six hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1901 and 1902 for repair of the highway 
leading from the south line of Gorham to the north line of Jack- 
son, including the branch road leading from said road through 
Pinkham Notch to Gorham line. 

That the sum of one hundred fifty dollars be appropriated for 
each of the years 1901 and 1902 to assist the town of Randolph 
in the repairs of highways in that town. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
for each of the years 1901 and 1902 for repair of highways in 
the town of Barrington, as follows : The road known as the 



644 Chapters 148, 149. [1901 

Canaan road, leading from the Northwood line to the main stage 
road from Bow lake to Dover, thence from said point to Mad- 
bury line, past the Barrington depot ; also the road known as 
the McDaniel, Scruton Pond, and Waterhouse road, leading 
from the main stage road to the Rochester line. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 148. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GOVERNOR'S PRIVATE SECRETARY. 
Salary and mileage to be paid. 

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

Salary and That the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
mileage. ^^ ^^^ ^^^ salary and mileage of his private secretary out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE DIXVILLE NOTCH HIGHWAY, IN 
THE TOWN OF DIXVILLE. 

$3,000 appropriated. 

Besolved ly the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

$3,000 That the sum of three thousand dollars be appropriated for 

appropriated, changing and repairing the highway in Dixville Notch in the 
town of Dixville, on the south side of the summit of said Notch, 
and the same be expended under the direction of the governor 
and council, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 150, 151. 645 

CHAPTER 150. 

JOINT RESOLUTION INSTRUCTING THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL TO COM- 
MENCE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST CERTAIN SAVINGS BANKS. 

Preamble; attorney-general to investigate tax returns of certain banks. 

llesolved hj the Senata and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Whereas, It is claimed that certain banks in this state have Preamble, 
omitted in their returns property upon which taxes should be 
paid, now, therefore. 

Resolved, That the attorney-general in behalf of the state be^ttomey- 
and hereby is authorized and empowered to investigate all^^^erano^ 
questions relating to such taxes, and if, in his opinion, amended 
returns should be made to the state treasurer, to use all rea- 
sonable efforts to have such returns made and to cause to be paid 
to the state treasurer any moneys that may have been withheld 
in the payment of any former tax, and should it become nec- 
essary to properly adjust all of said matters said attorney-general 
is hereby authorized and instructed to commence legal pro- 
ceedings in behalf of the state. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 151. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO CERTAIN STATE ARCHIVES IN 
THE CUSTODY OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 

Indexing of provincial records. 

"Whereas, Certain valuable books, records, and papers, relat- Preamble, 
ing to titles to land in all parts of the state, and to the pro- 
ceedings in court covering the entire Province period, have by 
operation of law from time to time and by virtue of recent legis- 
lation come into possession of the state in the office of the sec- 
retary of state and now constitute a very large collection of 
unarranged archives of constantly increasing importance and 
value; and. 

Whereas, It is indispensable to the economical and satisfactory 
prosecution of the public business related to said archives, and 
particularly to the prompt and correct production of abstracts 
and copies from said records for the use of the people of the state 
in tracing the titles to real estate, and to the courts in adminis- 



646 Chapter 152. [1901 

tering the law in all parts of the state, that a systematic arrange- 
ment and indexing of said archives be effected as speedily as is 
consistent with an economical and efficient accomplishment of 
that undertaking ; therefore, be it 

Besolved ty tJie Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Indexing of That the secretary of state be authorized to proceed with the 
records.^^^ arrangement and indexing of said books, records, and papers in 
his custody relating to court proceedings, titles to real estate, and 
the public business incidental thereto in the Province period, on 
such plan as, being first recommended by him, shall be ap- 
proved by the governor and council and determine their place of 
deposit; that the secretary of state be and hereby is also made 
and constituted the official custodian of the books, records, and 
papers in this preamble and resolution mentioned, and author- 
ized to employ such competent assistants' as may be necessary 
for the purpose aforesaid, and that the governor be and hereby 
is authorized to draw his warrant for meeting the expense 
aforesaid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 152. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE 
NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC 
ARTS. 

$30,000 appropriated for new building; $7,500 annually appropriated. 

Besolved ly tJie Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

S3Moo^apin-o- That the sum of thirty thousand dollars be and hereby is ap- 
newbuiiding- propriatcd for the benefit of the ^N'ew Hampshire College of 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts ; which sum shall be ex- 
pended in providing and equipping a suitable building wherein 
shall be taught the various branches of study related with agri- 
culture, horticulture, and forestry, and such other studies as may 
most properly and conveniently be taught therein ; said build- 
ing to be constructed and equipped within the sum named in 
the above appropriation. 
$7,500 That the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars be and 

tppropwated. hereby is appropriated annually for the period of two years for 
use of said College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, to be 
expended in such manner as the trustees shall direct; proinded, 
that out of this sum suitable provision shall be made for the two 



1901] Chapters 153, 154. 647 

years' course in practical agriculture, provided for in chapter 
107 of the Laws of 1895. 

That the sums hereby appropriated shall be paid to the treas- 
urer of said college, on the warrant of the governor, whenever 
the college shall have shown, to the satisfaction of the governor 
and council, that suitable provision has been made for the pru- 
dent and economical expenditure of the same. 

That a special report shall be made to the governor and council, 
concerning the expenditure of the above sum of thirty thou- 
sand dollars, or such part thereof as shall have been expended, 
not later than June 1, 1902. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 153. 



JOINT RESOLUTION REFUNDING TO THE CITY OF SOMERSWORTH THAT 
PORTION OF THE LITERARY FUND WITHHELD FOR THE YEAR 1899, 
AMOUNTING TO $528.96. 

§528.96 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of |528.96 be and hereby is appropriated from $528.96 
the unexpended balance of the literary fund, now in the hands ^^p^^^p"^*®*^' 
of the state treasurer, and paid out to the treasurer of the city 
of Somersworth, for the uses of the department of public in- 
struction of said city, the same to be paid after July 1, 1901. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 154. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES 
OP A CONVENTION TO REVISE THE CONSTITUTION. 

$25,000 appropriated. 

Resolved hj tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars be ands25,ooo 
is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of a convention to ^PP^^op^ated. 
revise the constitution ; and the governor is authorized to draw 
his warrant for so much of said sum as may be necessary for 
that purpose. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



648 Chapters 155, 156. [1901 

CHAPTER 155. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF BUILDING A HIGHWAY FROM A 
POINT IN THE LAKE SHORE ROAD (sO CALLED) TO THE HOUSE OF 
HENRI G. BLAISDELL AND OTHERS, ON SHORE OF LAKE WINNIPE- 
SAUKEE IN THE TOAVN OF TUFTONBOROUGH. 

S150 appropriated. 

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

appropriated. That the sum of One hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated 
to construct a highway from a point near the dividing line oi 
land of Orlando Kichardson and land of J. and F. E. Hersey on 
the Lake Shore road, in the town of Tuftonborough, to the houses 
of Henri G. Blaisdell and others, on the shore of Lake "VVinni- 
pesaukee ; said sum to be expended by an agent appointed by 
the governor and council. 

And the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated, 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 156. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A STATE HIGHWAY BETAVEEN MASSA- 
CHUSETTS STATE LINE AND FORT POINT IN NEWCASTLE, N. H. 

120,000 appropriated. 

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

«2o,ooo That the sum of twenty thousand dollars be and is hereby ap- 

appropriated. • , i , i j. xi • i. n J.^ • • n 

propriated to complete the carrying out of the provisions or 
chapter 89 of the Laws of 1899 and to build that portion of said 
highway — as shown by report of Arthur "W. Dudley, civil en- 
gineer, to the governor and council and now on file ^n the ofiice 
of the secretary of state — as lies between the Wentworth road 
and Straw's Point in the town of Rye ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the same to 
be expended under the direction of three commissioners to be 
appointed by the governor with the advice of the council. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 157, 158. 649 

CHAPTER 157. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THOMAS L. HOITT OF BARNSTEAD, 
$416.21 to be paid. 

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

That Thomas L. Hoitt be allowed and paid the sum of one $4i6.2ito be 
hundred and eleven dollars in full payment of salary for thirty- ^^^^'^' 
seven days' attendance as member of the house of representa- 
tives, and that he be allowed and paid the further sum of three 
hundred and five and 21-100 dollars for expenses incurred in 
contesting; his right to his seat as such representative, and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the pay- 
ment to said Thomas L. Hoitt of said total sum of four hundred 
and sixteen and 21-100 dollars out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated, and this joint resolution shall take 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 158. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF TWO HUNDRED DOL- 
LARS FOR THE REPAIRING OF THE HIGHWAY IN DALTON. 

$200 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for the 8200 
repair of the highway in the town of Dalton, one hundred (Jq1_ '^pp^op"^*® 
lars to be expended in the year 1901, and one hundred dollars in 
the year 1902, and an agent be appointed by the governor and 
council to work out the same ; this to be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



650 Chapters 159, 160, 161. [1901 

CHAPTER 159. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SANDWICH 
NOTCH ROAD IN THE TOWN OF THORNTON. 

$100 appropriated. 

Besolved hy the Seriate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

«ioo That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for the 

appropriated, j-^pairg of the road in the town of Thornton leading from the 

Mad River bridge, so called, to the Sandwich tow^n line, and the 

governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 

out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 160. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE BROOK ROAD, SO 
CALLED, IN GROTON. 

$50 annually appropriated. 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

$50 That the sum of fifty dollars for each of the years 1901 and 

appropnated. 1902 be and the same is hereby appropriated for the repair of 
the Brook road, so called, being a public highway in Groton lead- 
ing from the town line of Rumney to North Groton village, and 
the governor is hereby authorizecl to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 161. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS 
IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEB AND ADJACENT WATERS. 

S700 appropriated. 

Besolved ly the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

$700 That the sum of seven hundred dollars be and hereby is ap- 

appropriated. ppopriatcd for placing and maintaining buoys and lights in Lake 



1901] Chapters 162, 163. 651 

"Winnipesaukee and adjacent waters, four hundred dollars of 
said sum to be paid in 1901 and the balance to be paid in 1902; 
said sum to be expended by an agent or agents to be appointed by 
the governor with the consent 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 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 162. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HANSON H. YOUNG. 
AUowance of $400. 

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

That Hanson H. Young be allowed four hundred dollars, the AUowance of 
same being the cost incurred in contesting his right to a seat ^'^^'^' 
as a member from Barnstead ; and the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 163. 



JOINT EESOLUTION" IN FAVOE OF JAitES H. MOOEE. 

Allowance of gioo. 

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

That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed James H. Anoyance of 
Moore, and the same is hereby allowed, for expense 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 22, 1901.] 



652 Chapter 164. [1901 

CHAPTER 164. 

JOINT EESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMIS- 
SION TO ASCERTAIN AND EXACTLY DETERMINE THE POSITIONS OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE TROOPS IN THE CAMPAIGN AND SIEGE OF VICK6- 
BURG, AND TO' MAKE, AN APPROPRIATION TO PAY THE NECESSARY 
TRAVELING EXPENSES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION. 

Governor to appoint; duty of commission; «500 appropriated; report to be made. 

liesolved by the Senate and House of Bepresentativcs in General Court 
convened: 

Governor to That the govemor of the state be and is hereby authorized to 
appoint. appoint a commission consisting of three members, being one 
member for each jSTew Hampshire organization participating in 
the campaign and siege of Vicksburg, namely : the 6th, 9th, and 
11th Infantry Regiments. Each member of said commission 
shall have served with honor in the siege of Vicksburg and 
with the organization which he is appointed to represent, and 
shall serve on the commission without pay except as to the 
necessary traveling expenses. 
Duty of That it shall be the duty of the commission to co-operate with 

commibsion. ^-^^ IS'ational Park Commission in ascertaining and exactly de- 
termining the positions of each New Hampshire organization in 
the siege of Vicksburg, and also to recommend to the governor 
of the state such subsequent legislation as will, in the opinion of 
the commission, permanently and suitably mark the positions 
thus ascertained and worthily commemorate the valor and ser- 
vices of New Hampshire soldiers in the campaign and siege of 
Vicksburg. 
f°°ro riated That the sum of five hundred dollars, or so much thereof as 
appropria e . ^^^ -^^ necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of 
the funds of the state treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be 
drawn and used by the said commission to pay the necessary 
traveling expenses of the members thereof in the discharge of 
the duties aforesaid, on the presentation of such certified 
vouchers as the governor and council shall direct. 
Report to be Said commission *hall make a full report of the execution of 
its trust to the governor on or before the 15th day of January, 
1902. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



made. 



1901] Chapter 165. 653 

CHAPTER 165. 

JOIXT EESOLL'TIOX IX FAVOR OF JOHN K. LAW AND OTHERS. 
Simclry appropriations. 

Resolved hi the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General Court 
convened: 

That John K Law and John Demeritt be allowed the sum of l"'^^^]^^^ 
S.324 each; that the Rev^ Joel B. Slocum, Herbert A. McEl- P^iations. 
waine, Martin L. Piper, Edward C. Hunt, James F. White- 
head, Hiram E. Currier, Warren W. Lovejoy, George W. John- 
son, George C. Bingham, AYilliam H. vSmith, William H. 
Weston be allowed the snm of §280 each ; that Harry M. Lee 
be allowed the sum of $280 ; that Fremont E. Shurtlefi' be al- 
lowed the sum of $400 ; that Josephine C. Larkin be allowed 
the sum of $300 ; that Julia E. Sullivan be allowed the sum of 
$75"; that Fred A. Gardner, Albert D. Laneville, Charles L. 
Roberts, Herbert J. Stowell, and Charles J. Ballon be allowed 
the sum of $160 each ; that Edward M. Nason be allowed the 
sum of $300 ; that Horace L. Ingalls, John W. Lowry, and 
Stephen S. Ford be allowed the sum of $200 each; that J. M. 
Stewart & Sons Co. be allowed the sum of $27.86 ; that Edson C. 
Eastman be allowed the sum of $432.06; that the sum of $64.80 
be allowed James Burbeck ; that the sum of $5 be allowed 
James H. Holland ; that the sum of $6.90 be allowed Humphrey- 
Dodge Co. ; that the sum of $22.20 be allowed the Chronicle 
& Gazette Co. ; that the sum of $3.96 be allowed the Herald 
Publishing Co.; that Martin L. Piper be allowed the sum of 
$3.50; that L^a C. Evans be allowed the sura of $7.92; that 
George H. Wilson be allowed the sum of $15.65 ; that Harlan 
C. Pearson, Fred Leighton, George W. Fowler, John Edward 
Coffin, Elias A. McQuaid, W. Shannessy, Harry B. Cilley, Frank 
H. Challis, Henry H. Metcalf, Allan H. Robinson, I Eugene 
Keeler, Frank M. Shackford be allowed the sum of $100 each ; 
that the sum of |2 be allowed A. H. Britton ; that the sum of 
$632.30 be allowed the Monitor & Statesman Co. ; that the sum 
of $26.98 be allowed the People & Patriot Co. ; that the sum of 
$605.46 be allowed the Union Publishino- Co. ; that the sum 
of $145.12 be allowed Frank L. Sande^rs ; that William F. 
AVhitcher be allowed the sum of $2.30 ; that James E. Henry be 
allowed the sum of $7.60 ; that James M. Cooper be allowed 
the sum of $350 ; that George A. Place be allowed the sum of 
$15; that Charlotte Bartlett be allowed the sum of $62; that 
the sum of $1.40 be allowed the Concord Evening Monitor ; 
that Diamond G. Wells be allowed the sum of $6.80 ; that 
Henry E. Brock be allowed the sum of -$100 ; that Thomas F. 
Clifford be allowed the sum of $50 ; that The John B. Clarke Co. 
be allowed the sum of $415.50 ; that the sum of $100 be allowed 
Alice M. Littlefield; that the sum of $50 be allowed Susan R. 



654 



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[1901 



Morrison ; that Merrill Shurtleff be allowed the sum of $355, 
Sentinel Printinoj Co., $2, George W. Johnson, $3.50. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 166. 



NAMES CHANGED. 



Names 
changed. 



From January, 1899, to January, 1901, the judges of probate 
have made and returned to the secretary of state the following 
chancres of names : 



Rockingham. EocKiNGHAM CouNTY. — Jane Wost, to Jane Lee ; Mary E. 
Gentley, to Mary E. Kelliher ; Mary L. Clay, to Mary L. Lang ; 
Alice A. Eastman, to Alice A. Deane; Emma Estelle Smith,^to 
Estelle E. Langley; Annie M. Downing, to Annie M. Hill; 
Robert M. Wiggin, to Robert M. French; Alice E. Kane, to 
Alice E. Wall ;"Myra H. Twombley, to Myra H. Davis; Anna 
M. Davis, to Anna M. Jones ; Clara Sclack, to Clara Gill ; Mary 
W. Stirling, to Mary W. Flynn ; N"ellie E. Gove, to I^ellie E. 
Lyford : Phoebe M. Pratt, to Phoebe M. Briggs ; Minnie Tilton, 
to Minnie Farrell ; Ida M. Ladd, to Ida M. Kennard ; Frederick 
W. Joslyn, to Frederick W. Harrington; Carrie E. Joslyn, to 
Carrie E. Harrington ; Etta B. Coleman, to Etta B. Smith ; 
Emma Y. Wells, to Emma Y. Hodgdon; Caroline E. Warner, 
to Caroline E. Dodge ; Mary E. Kuselich, to Mary E. Atkins ; 
George S. Tilton, to George G. Tilton; Jennie McGrath, to 
Jennie Merrick ; Ada F. Williams, to Ada F. Mason ; Ella M. 
Yarrell, to Ella M. Marshall; Abbie M. Brown, to Abbie M. 
Wells ; Perley E. White, to Perley E. Mason ; Sarah Ella Mc- 
Kenna, to Ruth Marion Svenson ; Lncy D. Ball, to Lucy D. 
Bartlett ; Wilber I. Short, to Wilber I. Fay ; Bertha H. Bunker, 
to Bertha H. Keyes ; Isabel Luck, to Isabel L. Leavitt ; John C. 
Kirk, to John C. Houtvet; Katherine A. Tollbom, to Katherine 
A. Cockburn; Hazel May SkiUings, to Hazel May Frame; 
Marion Parker Fife, to Marion Parker Moulton ; Emma H. 
Given, to Emma Florence Flynn ; Edward Arthur Foote, to 
Edward Arthur Hills. 

sti-afford. Strafford County.— George Herbert Wentworth, to Bert 

Wentworth ; Priscilla A. Cook, to Priscilla A. Paul ; Mary Etta 
Stevens, to Mary Etta Hayes ; Annie Springer, to Annie Knapp ; 
Millicent Agnes Grover, to Doris Millicent Shapleigh ; John W. 
Smallcon, to John W. Small; Ella May Butterworth, to Arvillar 
Hussey ; Ralph Foster, to Ralph Otis Watson ; Martha Roberts, 
to Martha Leigh ; M. Geneva Beal, to M. Geneva Berry ; Wil- 
liam Stanley "Skeetup, to WilUam Stanley Blaisdell ; Grace 
Yiola Poor, to Phyllis Yera Poor ; Persis L. Levy, to Persis L. 
Wiggin ; Mary Marcotte, to Mary Q. Marcotte ; Maria Exerina 



1901] Chapter 166. 655 

Goiilet, to Exerina Gagnon ; Alice Cartland, to Alice Cartland 
Downing; Mabelle Bardsley, to Mabelle Bailey ; Samuel Bell, 
to Samuel Harding Bell ; Frederick Henry Peppin, to Fred- 
erick Henry Ryan ; Marie Berube, to Marie Audeux ; Mar- 
gretta Upton, to Jennie Margretta Whitehouse ; Gilberta Irene 
Herrick, to Lottie Gilbertha H. Pound ; Phyllis Meriam Grant, 
to Phyllis Grant Redlow ; Maudie May Hall, to Maudie May 
Wilkinson ; Nellie M. Brown, to Kellie M. McDonald. 

Belknap County. — Sarah E. Savage, to Jessie Savage; EdnaBeiknap. 
Black, to Lillian Beatrice Currier ; Perley E. Senter, to Henry 
E. Wade ; Margaret Garland, to Margaret Fames ; Edith Farrar, 
to Stella lola Giles ; Lola B. Reed, to Lola B. Foss ; Grace A. 
Durgin, to Grace A. Locke ; George Davis, to John Herman 
Semple ; William Rowe Jones, to William Danforth Rowe ; 
Emma T. Frye, to Emma Taylor Ladd ; Blanche M. Lessard, to 
Blanche M. Turmal ; Frances L. Gero, to Frances L. Dexter. 

Carroll County. — Louisa Stewart, to Mary Belle Willey ; carron. 
Christie Ealy, to Vera Gordon ; Lottabell Osgood, to Lottabell 
Andrews ; Rhoda IS'utt, to Rhoda Kenney ; Carrie Wentworth, 
to Carrie Hepworth ; Sarah F. Jones, to Sarah F. Strickland ; 
Jareb Alonzo Greene, to Jared Alonzo Greene. 

Merrimack County. — Margaret L Stanley, to Margaret I. Merrimack. 
Ferguson ; Bessie May Sanborn, to Bessie May Momblo : Gladys 
Marion Kelley, to Gladys Marion Ordway ; Emma Grace Proc- 
tor, to Emma Grace Phelps; Harry Chauncy Davis, to Harry 
Chauncy Cate ; Lena Kimball, to Lena Gordon ; Jessie W. 
Davis, to Jessie W. Foster ; Willie C. Buswell, to William C. 
Rowe; Charles Brennan, to Charles Cranston ; Grace Taylor, to 
Grace Lull ; Lester Howard Ligalls,to Lester Howard Fletcher; 
Marjorie Atkins, to Jessie Gould ; Esther C. Hart, to Esther 
C. Hewitt ; Wilson Boyd, to William Cyrus Brown ; Abbie R. 
Jacobs, to Abbie R. Batcher. 

Hillsborough County. — Gladis H. Derby, to Gladis H. Huisborougii. 
Whiting; WiUiam Pillsbury, to William Pillsbury Stickney ; 
Joseph Murphy, to Joseph Phillippe Massicotte ; Edith H. Pero, 
to Edith H. Sargent; I^ellie Robinson, to Is'ellie F. Smith; 
John E. Blanchard, to John E. Barden; Theresa Corina Dris- 
coll, to Corina Bacigalupo ; Frank L. Reed, to Frank Cronin ; 
Evelyn Crooks, to Evelyn Parker ; Ruth M. McPherson, to Ruth 
M. Blakely ; Alma R. Sedgewick, to Alma A. Robinson ; JSTell 
B. Lawrence, to Nellie Lawrence Marshall ; Lena J. Wood- 
bridge, to Lena J. Blackmun; Nellie F. House, to Nellie E. 
Flanders ; Emma Frances Williams, to Emma Frances Pierce ; 
Franklin Augustus Hill, to Franklin Augustus Hills ; Rosa S. 
Morrill, to Rosa A. Crowell ; Eliza S. Cheever, to Lizzie A. 
Cheever ; Abby G. Lee, to Abby G. Forbush ; Mary A. Ben- 
nett, to Mary A. Haselton; Cora E. Forgays, to Cora E. Aralam ; 
Maria Cotilda Martina, to Maria Clotifda Bacigalupo ; Musette 
Elsworth, otherwise called Estella Musette Titus, to Estella Mu- 
sette Mills ; Minnie C. Currier, to Minnie C. Johonnett ; Clar- 
ence Wheater Gannon, to Clarence Shepherd Gannon ; Clara L. 



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[1901 



Pettee, to Clara L. Howard ; Delincla Ann Pelkie, to Belinda 
Ann Lee ; Dorothy Frances Heath, to Dorothy Frances Whid- 
den ; Annie Elizabeth Brown, to Elizabeth Scribner Brown; 
Mettie ISTette Burgess, to Meltie IS'ette Mitchell ; Ina S. Knowles, 
to Ina S. Colby ; Clara Sanborn Dudley, to Clara Loretta 
Sanborn. 

Cheshire County. — Sylvia Estelle Cobb, to Sylvia Estelle 
Goodwin ; Lillian Alice McRegney, to Lillian Alice Cahill ; 
Harry Hurton Stevenson, to Charles Hurton Blake; Sylvia Mar- 
ribee Day, to Sylvia Marribee Hay den ; Elsie Moulton Whyte, 
to Bessie Gertrude Dunton ; Clara Lilly Veber, to Clara Lilly 
Knight ; Fred Theodore Yeber, to Fred Theodore Knight ; Wil- 
liam A. Bemis, to Francis Truth; Walter Henry Penniman, to 
Walter Henry Turner ; Arethusa Whitney Adams, to Katherine 
Whitney Alden ; Olive Pratt Eraser, to Olive Pratt Keniston ; 
Mary Esther Smith, to Mary Esther Allard ; Addie M. Peck, to 
Addie M. Grant ; Helen Maria Berry, to Helen Berry Banning ; 
Linnie L. Bemis, to Linnie L. Truth ; Myrtle Mabel Crassley, to 
Myrtle Mabel Lund. 

Sullivan County. — Ray Edward Alexander, to Ray Edward 
Stowell ; Leon W. Chase, to Leon W. Burns ; Pearl M. Eddy, to 
Pearl M. Dean ; Frank Willis Grandy, to Frank Willis Crane ; 
Florence L. Johnson to Florence L. Guild ; Florence E. Lufkin, 
to Florence E. Dunlap ; Ehnor Millner, to Elinor Trow; Abbie 
Maud Mann, to Georgia Maud Carlton ; Winifred A. Stevens, to 
Winifred A. Bartlett; Charles B. Slawenwhite, to Charles B. 
Howlett; Frank A. Slawenwhite, to Frank A. Howlett. 

Grafton County. — Luella Bonett, to Luella Turner ; Hugh 
iN". Bonett, to Hugh N. Turner; Bertha L. Crawford, to Bertha 
Crawford Large ; Frank Curtis, to Frank Curtis Jackson ; Sarah 
Maud Davis, to Sarah Maud Little ; Ephraim Henry Davis, to 
Ephraim Henry Little ; Wilma Gertrude Elliott, to Wilma Ger- 
trude Harris; Guy G. Furnel, to Guy Goodwin Fernald; Wil- 
liam B. Hook, to William B. Corser; Blanch Kinney, to Blanch 
Miller ; Grace W. Marshall, to Grace W. Ricker ; Donald J. 
Miclon, to Donald J. Vandyke ; Carl George Peaslee, to Errol 
Kenneth Muzzey ; Sadie P. Rowe, to Sadie P. Sanborn ; Martha 
Smith, to Agnes Ethel Kinne ; Ralph Swindlehurst, to Ray Ab- 
bott Craig ; Robert Swindlehurst, to Roy Byron Craig ; Cecil H. 
Tarady, to Cecil H. Smith ; Jesse A. Tarady, to Jesse A. Smith ; 
Alma B. Tarady, to Alma B. Smith ; Archibald Barry, to Ar- 
chibald Gregory ; Fred Kimball Buxton, to Fred Kimball Mc- 
Connell ; Mabel Crane, to Mabel Hall ; Jessie M. Counter, to 
Jessie M. Cham.berlin ; Fannie Ruth Forbes, to Fannie Ruth 
Forbes ; Benjamin J. Frizette, to Benjamin J. Lawrence ; Bea- 
trice Heath, to Beatrice Hildreth ; Merl W. Heath, to Merl W. 
Hildreth ; Jennie L. King, to Jennie L. Putnam ; Catherine Me- 
han, to Catherine Hunter; Georgianna Repley, to Georgianna 
Tondreau ; James Watson Smith, to James Watson ; Mary 
Smith, to Mary Watson ; Mary Edith Whitney, to Edith Mary 
Emery. 



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Chapter 166. 657 



Coos County.— Lillia A. Davis, to Lillia A. Goodwin; Le-Coos. 
land Smith, to Leland Nelson Boutwell ; Natt Ray Laughton, 
to Natt Ray Cummings; Achsah Alice French, to Ruth Kent; 
Maud Agnes Willard,"to Maud Agnes Stevens ; Earl C. Keeler, 
to Harry Earl Morse; Viola L. Kitchin, to Lurline Elsie Gil- 
landers. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 167. 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 194 OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1899, 
AND TO CHANGE THE CORPORATE NAME OF THE DOVER HOME FOE 
AGED PEOPLE. 



Section 

1. Former act repealed. 

2. Name cbangeil. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Former act 
repealed. 



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That chapter 194 of the Pamphlet Laws of 1899, 
approved March 8, 1899, be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. That the Dover Home for Aged People is hereby 
authorized to change its corporate name to " Wentworth Home 
for the Aged." 

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

[Approved January 29, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE, FOR THE, ELECTION OF A SUPERINTENDENT OF 
STREETS FOR THE CITY OF DOVER. 

Section 1. Superintendent of streets provided for. 

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



Superintend- SECTION 1. At the next annual municipal election of the 
provided for! votcrs of the city of Dover there shall be chosen a superinten- 
dent of streets, who shall commence his term of office at the 
same time as the mayor. He shall hold office for the term of 
one year, and until his successor is elected and qualified. At 
each annual election thereafter he shall be so chosen. He shall 



1901] Chapters 169, 170. 659 

be elected and the votes canvassed in the same manner as that 
of mayor. His salary shall be one thousand dollars for the term, 
to be paid by the city in monthly payments. His duties shall 
be such as now are or may be prescribed by ordinances of the 
city. 

[Approved January 29, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND CONFIEM THE WAERANT FOE, AND THE 
VOTES AND PEOCEEDINGS AT, THE BIENNIAL ELECTION AND MEET- 
ING IN HAMPTON, HELD THE SIXTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1900. ' 

Section | Section 

1. Warrant and proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the selectmen's warrant for, and the votes ^^rrant^and 
and proceedings thereunder at, the biennial election and meet- legalized, 
ing in the town of Hampton, held in said town on the sixth day 
of November, 1900, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. on p1fslf|e°* 



[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 170. 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE. TIME FOE THE, LOCATION, CONSTEUCTION, AND 
COMPLETION OF THE EAILEOAD OP THE MOOSILATJKE EAILEOADi COM- 
PANY. 

Section 1. Time for construction extended; act takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacted ly tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The time for the location, construction, and com- Time for 
pletion of the Moosilauke Railroad is hereby extended to the first eSd'e'iSct 
day of July, 1904, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. *^'^^® ®^®^' 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



660 



Chapters 171, 172. 
CHAPTER 171. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO EXTEXD AND AMEND THE CHAETEE OF THE DEEET & PEL- 
HAM ELECTEIC EAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Time for building estendefl; capital 
increased. 



Section 
2. Takes effect upon passage. 



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



Time for 
building 
extended ; 
capital 
increased. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. An act incorporating the Deny & Pelham Elec- 
tric Railway Company, approved February 7, 1899, is hereby 
so far amended that the time for building said road, as pro- 
vided in section 7 of said act, is extended for the term of two 
years from and after the seventh day of February, 1901. 

Section 6 of said act is hereby amended by striking out the 
word " two " where it appears in the second line of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the word three, so that as 
amended said section shall read : The capital stock of said cor- 
poration shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars, and 
shall be divided into shares of a par value of one hundred dol- 
lars 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. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 172. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE. CHAETEE OF THE GILMANTON & BAENSTEAD 
ELECTEIC EAILWAY COMPANY. 



Time for 
building 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Time for building extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Gilman- 
ton & Barnstead Electric Railway Company, approved Feb- 
ruary 15, 1899, chapter 160, Pamphlet Laws 1899, in which to 
build its road, is hereby extended to February 15, 1903. 

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

[Approved February 5, 1901,] 



1901] Chapters 173, 174. 661 

CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE MEREDITH & OSSIPEE ELEC- 
TRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Section [ Section 

1. Time for building extended. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Meredith &bui?din°^ 
Ossipee Electric Railway Company, approved February 15, 1899, extended, 
chapter 161, Laws of 1899, in which to build its road, is hereby 
extended to February 15, 1903. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efltect on its passas^e. Takes effect 

on passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE' THE NORTH OON- 
WAY & jrOUNT KEARSARGE RAILROAD, PASSED AT THE JUNE SES- 
SION, 1883, AND OF AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE COMPLE- 
TION OF THE SAME, PASSED JUNE SEiSSION, 1887, AND OP AN ACT 
IN AMENDMENT OF THE SAME, PASSED JUNE SESSTOiST, 1889, AND 
OF AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE SAME, APPROVED MARCH 31, 
1893, AND OF AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE COMPLETION 
OF THE SAME, APPROVED MARCH 1, 1899. 

Section i Section 

1. Time for completion extended. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The time for the completion of the JSTorth Con- Time for 
way & Mount Kearsarge Railroad is hereby extended to the first eSS'' 
day of July, 1904. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



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Chapters 175, 176. 
CHAPTER 175. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHAETEE FOE THE BUILDING OF THE CLAEE- 
MONT STEEET EAILWAY. 



Section 
1. Time for building extended. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Time for 
building 
extended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Claremont 
Street Railway Company, approved February 14, 1899, in which 
to build its road is hereby extended to February 14, 1903, and 
said corporation shall have such additional time in which to 
build its road. 

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

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 176. 



AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE CHAETEE OF THE HUDSON, PEL- 
HAM & SALEM ELECTEIC EAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Time tor building extended; capital 
increased. 



Section 
•2. Take 



effect on passage. 



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



Time for 
building 
extended ; 
capital 
increased. 



Section 1. An act incorporating the Hudson, Pelham & 
Salem Electric Railway Company, approved March 7, 1899, is 
hereby so far amended that the time for building said road, as 
provided in section 11 of said act, is extended for the term of 
two years from and after the 7th day of March, 1901. 

Section 2 of said act is hereby amended by striking out the 
word " two " where it appears in the second line of said section, 
and inserting in place thereof the word three, so that as 
amended said section shall read : The capital stock of said cor- 
poration shall not exceed three hundred thousand dollars, and 
shall be divided into shares of a par value of one hundred dol- 
lars 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 



1901] 



Chapters 177, 178. 



663 



bonds to be so issued from time to time shall be determined and 
issued in accordance with the provisions of chapter 27, section 
17, Laws of 1895. 

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

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 177. 



AN" AOT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF BOW TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOE THE RELIEF OF ALEXANDER MC HARG, COLLECTOR OF TAXES 
OF SAID TOWN. 



Section 
1. Appropriation authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Bow is hereby authorized and empow- Appropri- 
ered to raise and appropriate money to an amount not exceed- ^^^'J^'^j.j^ejj, 
ing two hundred and twenty-five dollars to reimburse Alexan- 
der McHarg for money collected by him, as collector of taxes of 
said town, and destroyed by fire on April 14, 1899. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. rpj^jjgy ^^^^^ 

on passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 178. 



AN ACT TO REVIVE AND LEGALIZE THE LONDONDERRY CALVINIST 
BAPTIST CHURCH AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



Section 
4. Subject to repeal; act takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 

1. Articles of agreement revived. 

2. Corporation constituted. 

3. Meeting of corporation. 

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



Section 1. The articles of agreement of members of the Articles of 
Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church to form a corporation, rfvivS!''* 
dated April 6, 1895, recorded in the records of Londonderry, 
April 8, 1895, and in the ofiice of the secretary of state April 
24, 1895, are revived, legalized, and made of full force and effect, 
and the membership as provided therein is confirmed. 



664 



Chapter 179. 



[1901 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Meeting of 
corporation. 



Subject to 
repeal ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. The title to such property as has been granted and 
conveyed to said Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church as 
heretofore constituted is legalized and made valid as now con- 
stituted, and said Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church shall 
have all the rights, powers, and privileges and be subject to all 
the duties and obligations incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect, 3. The first two persons signed to said articles, namely, 
Fi-ank A. N'esmith and Ernest W. Watts, are authorized and 
empowered to call a meeting of said corporation, by posting a 
notice in two public places in the town of Londonderry ten days 
before said meeting, for the purpose of organization and such 
business as may be incident and necessary for the sale. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
at pleasure ; and it shall be of force and eflect on its passage. 

[Approved February 5, 1901.] 



CHAPTEK 179. 

AN ACT TO REMOVE DOUBTS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF SECTION 1, 
CHAPTER 181 OF THE LAWS OF 1881, AND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 163 
OF THE LAWS OF 1887, EELATING TO TAXATION OF THE PROPERTY 
OF THE LITTLETON WATER & LIGHT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Intent of former act declared; in- 

debtedness fixed. 

2. Provision for reduction of indebted- 

ness. 



Section 

3. Annual statement of condition. 

4. No reduction in assessment. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Intent of 
former act 
declared ; 
Indebtedness 
fixed. 



Section 1. That the true intent and meaning of section 1, 
chapter 181 of the Laws of 1881, and section 1, chapter 163 of 
the Laws of 1887, be and hereby is declared to be, to exempt 
from taxation the property of the Littleton Water & Light Com- 
pany as successor to the Apthorp Reservoir Company, the 
Ammonoosuc Electric Light Company, the Littleton Water & 
Electric Light Company, and the Littleton Water & Power 



1901] Chapter 179. 665 

Company, to an amount equal to its outstanding, bona Jide, 
interest-bearing, construction indebtedness, whether said in- 
debtedness originated under tlie administration of said Little- 
ton Water & Light Company, or came to it as successor to 
the companies aforesaid, either by assignment, foreclosure, or 
reorganization. Said construction indebtedness at the date of 
the passage of this act is fixed and declared to be one hundred 
and twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. That the earnings of said company, after paying Provision for 
interest upon its indebtedness aforesaid, necessary construction indebtedness. 
and operating expenses, and other reasonable and necessary 
charges, and providing and maintaining a fund of two thousand 
dollars to meet extraordinary expenses, shall be treated as ap- 
plied to said indebtedness, and as said indebtedness is reduced 
as aforesaid, the assessment of said property shall be correspond- 
ingly increased, until said property is taxed in proportion to 
other property in said town. Said fund of two thousand dol- 
lars may be invested in the bonds of the United States or in the 
bonds of the company. 

Sect. 8. That the said Littleton Water & Light Company Annual 
shall annually, on the 1st day of April, file in the ofiice of the of^co™fi"ioji 
clerk of the town of Littleton, a sworn statement of its indebt- 
edness on said day, and of its earnings and expenses for the year 
ending on said day, in such form and with such detail as the 
selectmen of said town may require. 

Sect. 4. l^othing in this act shall be construed to require or xo reduction 
authorize an assessment of the property of said company for jjjg'^j^*®®^" 
less than it is now assessed. 

Sect. 5, This act shall take effect upon its passao:e. Takes effect 

^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved February 7, 1901.] 



666 



Chapteks 180, 181. 
CHAPTER 180. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO PREVENT MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS RAISED BY TAX- 
ATION FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES. 



Section 
1. Apportionment of free library funds 
In Haverhill. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Apportion- SECTION 1. One third part of the taxes heretofore raised and 

ubmVy^funcfs set apart under existin.sj law for the purpose of a free public 
in Haverhill, jij^rary in the town of Haverhill, shall be paid by the trustees of 
the town library to the trustees of the Woodsville Free Public 
Library in said town for the purposes of said library, and one 
third part of the amount hereafter to be raised for free public 
library purposes in said town shall annually be paid to said 
trustees for the purpose of said Woodsville Free Public Library. 
The accumulation of said library funds in said town by reason 
of said two thirds of said library taxes in said town not hereby 
appropriated to the present use of any library shall be held by 
the town library trustees for the use of any other free public 
library or libraries in said town which may hereafter conform to 
the requirements of law regarding free public libraries. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take efiect upon its passage, and all 
aets and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



repealing 
clause. 



CHAPTER 181. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE KEENE GAS LIGHT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Increase of capital stock authorized. 

2. Corporate name changed. 



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



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



Increase of 
capital stock 
authorized. 



Section 1. The said corporation is hereby authorized to in- 
crease its capital stock to a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of making extensions and 
paying its indebtedness, and to issue its certificates of stock at 
such times and for such amounts as the directors may de- 
termine. 



1901] Chapters 182, 183. " 667 

Sect. 2. The name of said corporation is hereby changed to corporate 
The Keene Gas & Electric Company. changed. 

Sect. 3. Any part of the charter of said corporation granted gjl^yge^i'^lt 
June 27j 1860, inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed, and takes effect 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. °" passage. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT TO AMEXD THE CHARTER OF THE AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHIC 
COMPANY, PASSED AT JUXE SESSION, 1885, BY CHANGING THE 
NAME OF SAID CORPORATION. 

Section { Section 

1. Corporate name changed. 2. Repealing clause act takes effect on 

passage. 

Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Covrt convened: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 177, Laws of 1885, is hereby Name 
amended by striking out the name "American Typographic ^^^°^^*^' 
Company," and inserting in place thereof the name, Manches- 
ter Traction, Light & Power Company, in which name it 
shall transact all its business. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- ?,t?,®^^"l?^ 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take ^-^kes effect 
effect on its passage. on passage. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 183. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 3, CHAPTER 228 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1893, TO ENLAEGE THE PRIVILEGES GRANTED TO THE PLY- 
MOUTH VILLAGE FIEE DISTRICT. 

Section j section 

1. Privileges enlarged. I 2. Right of eminent domain. 

Be it enacted lij tlie Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. To amend section 2 of chapter 228 of the Laws of Privileges 
1893 by striking out the words " said town " after the word ^"^^"^ed. 
" in " in the second line of said section and inserting in place 



domain. 



668 Chapter 183. [1901 

thereof the following words : the towns of Plymouth, Holder- 
iiess, Campton, Rumney, and Ellsworth, in the county of Grafton, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 2. Said district is also authorized and empowered to 
purchase, take, and appropriate any streams or ponds in the 
towns of Plymouth, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, and Ells- 
worth, in the county of Grafton, and to raise and lower the wa- 
ters of the same, and to dig canals and ditches in any lands 
through which it may be desirable for its aqueducts and pipes to 
pass, so far as it may be deemed necessary and jjroper for the 
purpose of obtaining, accumulating, preserving, and conducting 
w^ater for the use of said water-works, and to place pipes and 
make other suitable works for building, maintaining, operating, 
and repairing said water-works, with the right to relaj-, change, 
and repair the same at any time. 
?mtoeni ^ECT. 2. To amend section 3 of chapter 228 of the Laws of 

1893, by inserting after the word " clerk" at the end of the thir- 
teenth line in said section the words, of each, and by striking out 
the word " town " after the word " said " in the fourteenth line 
of said section and inserting in place thereof the words, towns 
in which any real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, 
streams, or other rights as aforesaid may be situated, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 3. In case said district shall take and appropriate any 
real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, or other 
rights as aforesaid, or shall so make its dams and aqueducts as 
to raise or lower the water in any stream or streams, or to affect 
the supply of water therefrom to any mills or privileges, to the 
injury of any persons having rights in said water, and shall not 
agree with the owner or party injured upon the damages to 
be paid by the district therefor, said district, or said owners or 
parties injured, may apply to the county commissioners for the 
county of Grafton for an assessment of damages, and said com- 
missioners, after due notice to the parties interested and a hear- 
ing, shall assess and award the damages to the party entitled 
thereto, which assessment and award shall be in writing and filed 
in the otfice of the clerk of each of said towns in which any 
real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, or other 
rights as aforesaid may be situated, and upon payment or tender 
to the owner or party injured of the sum so assessed, the right 
so taken shall be vested in said district, but the same right of ap- 
peal from such award shall exist as in case of lands taken for 
highways by the action of said commissioners. 

[Approved February 13, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 184. 669 

CHAPTER 184. 

AN ACT TO AUTHOEIZE A VILLAGE DISTRICT OF BEL3I0NT TO PFK- 
CHASE, COXSTEUCT, AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTEIC LIGHT PLANT. 

Section [ Section 

1. Purchase, construction, etc., author- j 3. Power of district to contract. 

ized. j 4. Power to raise money. 

2. Regulation and control. I 5. Takes eflect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Any village district, under an appropriate name, purchase, 
now or hereafter established in the town of Belmont under the e?".!^^'"^^'^"' 
provisions of the Public Statutes, is hereby authorized to pur- '^^^^^^o"^*'^- 
chase the property and franchises of the Citizens' Electric Light 
Company of said Belmont, and to enlarge and maintain the 
same, for the purpose of generating and supplying electricity to 
light the streets and public buildings and for domestic and 
manufacturing uses in said Belmont and adjoining towns, and 
may distribute, convey, and supply the same by metallic wires, 
or by any other suitable means, upon poles erected for that pur- 
pose, or in other convenient ways, in any public street or high- 
way in said towns, and may relay and repair the same, having 
proper regard for the rights of the public. 

Sect. 2. Said district shall have the power and authority to Regulation 
make regulations for the use of said electricity, and the control 
and management of the plant may be placed in the hands of the 
firewards, who shall appoint all necessary officers. 

Sect. 3. Said district is authorized and empowered to con- Power of 
tract with individuals or corporations for supplying it with contract, 
electricity, to sell electricity to the town of Belmont, private in- 
dividuals, and corporations, to make such other contracts and 
establish such tolls for the use of electricity as may from time 
to time be deemed proper. 

Sect. 4. Said district is also authorized at any annual meet- Power to 
iug by a major vote of those present and voting and at any gp^- ^"^^^® ^°"^^' 
cial meeting by a major vote of those present and voting, pro- 
vided a majority of the voters of the district are present and 
vote, to raise and appropriate and to borrow or hire such sums 
of money on the credit of the district as may from time to time 
be deemed advisable, not exceeding in all twelve thousand dol- 
lars, for the purpose of defraying the expense of purchasing the 
property of the Citizens' Electric Light Company and such 
other property as may be necessary, and for enlarging, maintain- 
ing, and operating said electric light plant, and to issue notes or 
bonds of the district therefor, payable at such times and at such 
rates of interest as the district may determine, and such notes 
and bonds shall be exempt from local taxation in Belmont when 
owned by citizens of said Belmont. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on^^^ssf-e* 

[Approved February 13, 1901.1 



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Chapter 185. 
CHAPTER 185 



[1901 



AX ACT ArTHOEIZIXG THE HILLSBOEOUGH COUXTY COXYEN-TIOISr TO 
EAISE MOXEY FOR THE BUILDING AND REPAIEING OF COUET HOUSES. 



Section 

1. Vote to raise money authorized. 

2. Adjustment with Nashua and Man. 

Chester. 



Section 

3. Right of eminent domain. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Vote to raise 

money 

authorized. 



Adjustment 
with Nashua 
and 
Manchester. 



Right of 
eminent 
domain. 



Section 1. The county convention for Hillsborough county, 
for the years 1901 and 1902, is authorized to vote a sum of 
money not exceeding one hundred and thirty thousand dollars 
for the purchase of land and the erection, completion, and fur- 
nishing of a court house and county otHces in the city of I^ashua, 
and for the purchase of land and buildings and the making addi- 
tions to and alterations and repairs of such buildings so purchased 
in Manchester, or for the erection and completion of a building 
in the city of Manchester and the furnishing thereof for court 
house and county otSce purposes, and to empower the county 
commissioners of said county, together with such committee as 
the said county convention may appoint, to borrow a sufficient 
sum of money for such purpose, and to issue the bonds of the 
county therefor in such denominations and at such rate of inter- 
est, not exceeding four per cent per annum, payable at such 
time and place as they may determine. 

Sect. 2. Said convention is further authorized and empow- 
ered to adjust with and discharge the city of Nashua and the 
city of Manchester from the obligations, leases, and bonds at 
present existing on behalf of said cities or either of them to and 
with said county. In case said convention shall vote to erect 
such building or buildings hereinbefore described and shall vote 
to cancel such obligations, leases, or bonds, or either of them, 
then and in that case the supreme court sitting in and for said 
county shall, on petition being made therefor, appoint a 
board of arbitrators to pass upon said petition and iix the 
amount which said cities or either of them shall pay for sucli re- 
lease ; on payment of which sum to the county a full release and 
cancellation thereof shall be made. For the complete carrying 
out of the same the county commissioners are hereby authorized, 
on such paj'ment, to make, execute, and deliver on behalf of the 
county such release or releases, discharge or discharges, as may 
be decreed necessary by such board of arbitrators for the com- 
plete cancellation and satisfaction of such obligation or obliga- 
tions. Any and all costs of such arbitrators shall be paid by the 
county. 

Sect. 8. Whenever the committee, appointed by said county 
convention for such purpose, cannot obtain suitable lands for the 
erection of said court houses and county office buikhngs by con- 



1901] Chapter 186. 671 

tract for a reasonable price, any lands so required for said uses 
may be taken, the damages assessed, and the same remedies and 
proceedings had as in the case of laying out of highways ; ])ro- 
vided, however, that the venue of said actions shall be in such 
county as the supreme court for the county of Hillsborough 
shall determine. 

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

r i. a on passage. 

[Approved February 13,1901.] 



CHAPTER 186. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF AN ACT OF JUNE, 1816, INCOEPOEAT- 
ING THE FIEST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY IN RAYMOND. 



Section 

1. Act of incorporation amended. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The following clause contained in section 1 of Act of incor- 
said act of incorporation, "and may make, purchase, and re- amencfed. 
ceive subscriptions, grants, and donations of real and personal 
estate not exceeding three thousand dollars for the use and ben- 
efit of said corporation," may be and is hereby amended by 
striking out after the word "estate" the words " not exceeding 
three thousand dollars," so that said clause as amended may 
read as follows : and may make, purchase, and receive subscrip- 
tions, grants, and donations of real and personal estate for the 
use and benefit of said corporation. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing 
hereby repealed. clause. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take efifect upon its passage. on'plfssfge.^ 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



672 



Chapter 187. 
CHAPTER 187. 



[1901 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPO- 
RATE THE BAPTIST CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMP- 

shire/'passed JUNE 31, 1826, amended JUNE 29, 1860, amended 

FEBRUARY 23, 1897. 



Section 

1. Amendment of charter and enlarge- 

ment of powers. 

2. May have corporate>eal. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause; act subject to re- 
peal and takes effect on passage. 



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



Amendment 
of charter 
and enlarge- 
ment of 
powers. 



May have 
corporate 
seal. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
subject to 
repeal and 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The said corporation is authorized to hold prop- 
erty, real and personal, for all purposes and subject to all the 
provisions of said acts, to an amount not exceeding three hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and it may be appointed and constituted 
a trustee by any person, church, or society, and under any will or 
by probate court, and is authorized to act as such andreceive, 
manage, and control property, either personal or real, in trust, 
to all intents and purposes and subject to all the laws and regu- 
lations relating thereto, the same as natural persons. The man- 
agement and control of the aifairs, business, and property, and 
the performance of all trusts and duties thereunto pertaining 
shall be vested in a board of trustees to consist of not less than 
seven nor more than twenty-seven, who shall be elected annually, 
and shall hold their office for one year and until their successors 
are chosen and qualified. Said board shall have the power to 
till any vacancy in the board or in any office of the corporation 
until the next annual election, and shall have and be vested with 
all the powers of the corporation. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may have a seal of such style as 
the board of trustees shall direct, to be in the custody of the 
treasurer and be affixed to such instruments executed by the 
corporation as are required to be sealed by law. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal 
this act at pleasure, and it shall take effect on and after its 
passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 188. 673 

CHAPTER 188. 

ATSr ACT TO' INCOEPORATE l'UNION CANADIEXNE DE MANCHESTER, N. H. 

Section [ Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 3. First meeting. 

2. Property. I i. Act subject to repeal. 

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

Section 1. That Hermogene Desrosiers, Vital Fortier, Hor- corporation 
midas L. Gauvin,Euclide GeofFrion, and Joseph Y. Gelinas, their po'^^eJ.g'**®'*' 
associates, subscribers, and assigns, be and hereby are made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of L'Union Canadienne 
de Manchester, N. H., for charitable and benevolent purposes, 
to provide for the sick and distressed members of the associa- 
tion and to establish a relief and benefit fund by means of 
mutual agreements and the payments of funds from which the 
members of the association may receive sick and funeral bene- 
fits. And said corporation may sue and be sued, defend and be 
defended, have and use a common seal, and shall have full 
power to adopt a constitution and by-laws, not repugnant to the 
laws of this state, and said corporation shall be vested with all 
the powers and privileges and be subject to all the liabilities of 
law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by Property, 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal es- 
tate for the purposes of the corporation to an amount not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars and may improve, sell, and convey 
or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Hermogene Desrosiers, Vital Fortier, Hormidas First meeting. 
L. Gauvin, Euclide Geoffrion,and Joseph V. Gelinas, or any 
three of them, may call the first meeting of the corporation at 
the White Hall, on Amory street, in Manchester, ]^. H., by 
personal notice, either written or printed, delivered or mailed 
to each member at least ten days before the meeting. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or^ct^ub^ect 
repeal this act whenever the public good may require. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



674 



Chapters 189, 190. 
CHAPTER 189. 



[1901 



AN ACT AUTHOEIZING THE TNITED GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY TO 
ACQUIRE BY PURCHASE OR OTHERWISE THE PROPERTY OF THE 
DOVER GAS LIGHT COMPANY AND THE BERWICK POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Purchase authorized. 

2. May issue bonds. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



Purchase 
authorized. 



May issue 
bonds. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. The United Gas & Electric Company is hereby 
authorized to acquire, hy purchase or otherwise, the franchises 
and property of tlie Dover Gas Light Company and the Berwick 
Power Company and, upon the acquisition of the same, to have, 
exercise, and enjoy all the powers and privileges of said corpora- 
tions, subject, however, to all their duties and liabilities. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation, in order to refund its present in- 
debtedness and to procure funds for the purchase of the afore- 
said properties, is hereby authorized to issue its bonds in an 
amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, and secure 
the same by a mortgage upon its property and franchises now 
owned or hereafter acquired by it. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 190. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 173 OF 
THE LAWS OF 1897, ENTITLED "aN ACT IN RELATION TO THE 
LACONIA ELECTRIC LIGHTING COMPANY." 

Section 1. Charter amended; preamble ; bonds legalized. 

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



Charter 
amended. 



Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 172 of the Laws of 1897 is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " otherwise" in the 
ninth line of said act the following : upon all its franchises, 
rights, and property, and upon all the franchises, rights, and 
property it may hereafter at any time acquire, so that said 
section shall read : 



1901] Chapter 190. ( 

Sect. 6. For the purpose of enabling said corporation to 
carry on its business and to purchase real estate, rights in real 
estate, water rights, rights of llowage, the right to erect and 
maintain dams and reservoirs as aforesaid, and corporate rights 
and franchises as hereinafter provided, and for the carrying on 
its business [it] is hereby authorized and empowered to bor- 
row such sums of money as may be necessary from time to time, 
and issue its notes, bonds, and obligations therefor, secured b}'' 
mortgage or otherwise, upon all its franchises, rights, and prop- 
erty and upon all the franchises, rights, and property it may 
hereafter at any time acquire, as may be deemed necessary for 
the best interests of the corporation ; such notes, bonds, or obli- 
gations to be in such denomination, bearing such dates, and 
payable at such time and at such a rate of interest, not exceeding 
six per cent, as may be fixed and determined by the corporation. 

And, Avhereas, the Laconia Electric LigViting Company, a Preamble, 
corporation existing and continued by said chapter 172 of the 
Laws of 1897, by a clerical error in section 6 of said chapter, 
whereby the words franchises, rights, and property were omitted 
from said section, and, whereas, acting in perfect good faith the 
said Laconia Electric Lighting Company has issued its bonds to 
the amount of fifteen thousand dollars, and a trust deed to se- 
cure the condition and payment of said bonds, and said bond 
and deed contain the omitted words, to wit, " franchises, rights, 
or property, " said chapter 172 is further amended by adding 
the following section thereto : 

Sect. 9. The bonds issued by said Laconia Electric Lighting Bonds 
Company bearing date of I^ovember 1, 1899, for the sum of^*'^'''"^^'^- 
fifteen thousand dollars, and the trust deed made to secure the 
payment of said bonds, are hereby legalized and made of the 
same legal efiect and power as they would have been had the 
words franchises, rights, and property been incorporated in 
section 6 of chapter 172 of the Laws of 1897, and said bonds 
and trust deed in accordance with the conditions therein con- 
tained are hereb}' made a valid lien upon the franchises, rights, 
and property of said Laconia Electric Lighting Company until 
the full amount due upon said bonds shall have been satisfied. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



676 



Chapters 191, 192. 
CHAPTER 191. 



[1901 



AN ACT JN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INOORPOEATE THE DOVER GAS 
LIGHT COMPANY, PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, 1850. 



Section 
1. Charter amended. 



Section 
2. Takes eflFect on passage. 



Charter 
amended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Dover Gas Light Company is hereby au- 
thorized to lease or sell and convey its franchises and property 
to the United Gas & Electric Company, a corporation organ- 
ized under the laws of the state of New Hampshire, subject, 
however, to all its duties and liabilities. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 192. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND AND CONTINUE THE CHARTER OF THE MANCHESTEE 
BANK FOR A TERM OF TWENTY YEARS FROM THE FIRST DAY OF 
JANUARY, 1902. 



Section 

1. Charter extended. 

2. Act subject to repeal. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Act subject 
to repeal. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The charter of the Manchester Bank, approved 
August 5, 1881, is hereby extended and continued for the term 
of twenty years from the first day of January, 1902, 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 corpora- 
tions for the purpose of banking and which were originally 
granted by said charter. 

Sect. 2. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- 
peal this act. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 193, 194. 677 

CHAPTER 193. 

AN- ACT TO PERMIT THE TOWN OF LITTLETON OR LITTLETON VILLAGE 
DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A BAND. 

Section 1. May maintain a band. 

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

Section 1. The town of Littleton or Littleton Village Dis- May maintain 
trict may at any legal meeting vote to establish, equip, aucl'^ 
maintain a band for the purpose of giving free public band 
concerts, and may grant such sums of money, not exceeding 
four hundred dollars annually, as they deem reasonable and 
necessary for the purpose of equipping and maintaining a band, 
or in aid of free public band concerts; but no money shall be 
raised or appropriated at any special meeting except by vote by 
ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall be equal 
in number to at least one half of the number of legal voters 
borne on the check-list of the town at the annual or biennial 
election next preceding such special meeting, and such check- 
list may be used at such meeting and upon the request of ten 
legal voters of the town. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE MASONIC ORPHANS' HOME, 
INCORPORATED BY AN ACT APPROVED AUGUST 7, 1883, AND 
AMENDED BY AN ACT APPROVED FEBRUARY 33, 1897, AND FOR 
OTHER PURPOSES. 

Section i Section 

1. Name changed. 4. Act subject to repeal ; takes effect on 

2. Powers and duties. passage. 

3. Repealing clause. | 

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

Section 1. The name of The Masonic Orphans' Home, in- Name 
corporated by an act approved August 7, 1883, amended by s^n^^^^^sed. 
act approved February 23, 1897, is'changed to Masonic Home, 
by which name it shall hereafter be known and transact all the 
business of the corporation. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have the right and power to Powers 
take and hold by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise, real and ^""^ *^'^*^®^' 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- 
sand dollars ; to manage, improve, and invest, and to dispose 



678 



Chapter 195. 



[1901 



Repealing 
clause. 



Act subject 
to repeal ; 
takes effect 
on passage. 



of and convey the same as the purposes of the corporation shall 
require. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to act 
as trustee and to receive, hold, manage, and conduct funds and 
property as such and to apply the same with all the powers, 
rights, and privileges and subject to all the duties and obliga- 
tions in a similar manner as provided by law for natural persons. 

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

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
repeal this act, and it shall take eifect from and after its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT TO AUTHOEIZE THE PORTSMOUTH GAS, ELECTRIC LIGHT & 
POWER COMPANY TO SELL, DISPOSE OF, ASSIGN, TRANSFER, AND 
CONVEY ITS PROPERTY AND FRANCHISES TO THE ROCKINGHAM 
COUNTY LIGHT & POWER COMPANY, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LATTER 
COMPANY TO BUY THE:\r, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Sale authorized. i 

2. Proceedings if stockholders dissent. I 

3. Shares held by purchasing company. I 

4. Purchasing company maj' issue 

bonds. I 



Section 

5. Right of eminent domain. 

6. Restrictions upon purchasing com- 

pany. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power 
Company, a corporation organized and existing and acting under 
act of tiie legislature of this state passed June 28, 1850, as 
amended by acts of the legislature of this state approved July 
2, 1873, and August 24, 1887, and February 25, 1897, is hereby 
authorized to sell, dispose of, assign, transfer, and convey to the 
Rockingham County Light & Power Company, a corporation 
organized for lawful purposes under chapter 147 of the Public 
Statutes and amendments thereto, all its property, estates, assets, 
contracts, rights, privileges, and franchises upon such terms as 
to cash payment or payment in stock of the Rockingham County 
Light & Power Company, or upon such other terms as a ma- 
jority of the stockholders of the two corporations may, by votes 
passed at properly called meetings thereof, determine, and said 
Rockingham County Light k Power Company is hereby author- 
ized and empowered to purchase, obtain, and acquire in manner 
atoresaid for money or by exchange of shares^ of its stock 
therefor, or otherwise, said property, estates, assets, contracts, 
rights, privileges, and franchises and to hold, possess, enjoy, 



1901] Chapter 195. 679 

carry out, and exercise the same as fully as said Portsmouth Gas, 
Electric Light & Power Company has heretofore exercised the 
same, together with such other and additional rights, powers, 
and franchises as said Rockingham County Light & Power Com- 
pany now has. 

Sect. 2. If any stockholder or stockholders of said Ports- Proceedings 
mouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Company, or of said Rock- ers dissent. " 
ingham County Light & Power Company, shall dissent from such 
sale and transfer and conveyance, or from such purchase and ac- 
quisition, the procedure by the corporation or corporations in 
which such dissenting stockholder or stockholders hold stock 
shall be the same as provided by chapter 156 of the Public Stat- 
utes in relation to dissenting stockholders of railroad corpora- 
tions, in case of a lease. Whenever the lessee corporation 
w^ould become in proceedings under said chapter 156 seized and 
possessed of the property, franchises, and rights of the lessor 
railroad, then at that point the said Rockingham County Light 
& Power Company shall become seized and possessed of all the 
property, estates, contracts, rights, privileges, and franchises of 
the said Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Company, in 
case such proceedings are had. 

Sect. 3. Said Rockingham County Light & Power Company shares held 
may purchase, hold, and vote upon, as an individual might, iifg^^ompany. 
shares of the capital stock of said Portsmouth Gas, Electric 
Light & Power Company, and the same may sell, assign, and 
transfer at pleasure. 

Sect. 4. To carry out the powers conferred by this act or to Purchasing 
carry out any of the purposes of its incorporation, said Rocking- may^itsue 
ham County Light & Power Company may issue its bonds secured ^o'^'^i^- 
by mortgage of its property, estate, and franchises then owned, 
and such as may be thereafter acquired by it, and use the money 
accruing from sale thereof to effectuate the purposes aforesaid, 
or any of them, or for an}' legal purpose. 

Sect. 5. Said Rockingham County Light & Power Company Right of 
is hereby authorized to take and hold and to purchase and hold domain! 
such lands and interests in land as may be reasonably necessary 
to carry out the purposes and objects for which it was organized, 
and the procedure in such cases of taking lands and interests 
in land shall be the same as that provided by chapter 158, sec- 
tion 26, of the Public Statutes, except that the petition for ap- 
praisal of damages shall be filed in the supreme court for the 
county in which the land or interest in land to be taken is, and 
thereafterwards the proceedings upon said petition shall be the 
same as in case of land taken for a highway. 

Sect. 6. The said Rockingham County Light & Power Com- Restrictions 
pany shall not, except in the city of Portsmouth and in the town purchasing 
of Exeter, enter into the business of lighting any town or city company, 
mentioned in its articles of agreement in which a lighting plant 
is in operation, unless it shall first acquire by purchase the plant 
and property in operation in said town or city. In case it makes 
such purchase it shall have with respect to the plant, property. 



680 



Chapters 196, 197. 



[1901 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



and franchise purchased all the franchises and privileges enum- 
erated and set forth in its articles of agreement aforesaid. 
Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

AN ACT SEVERING THE HOMESTEAD OFI CHARLES F. PENDERGAST FRQ.M 
THE TOWN OF DURHAM AND ANNEXING THE SAME TO THE TOWN 
OF NEWMARKET FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Homestead severed and annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Homestead 
severed and 
annexed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the homestead of Charles F. Pendergast is 
hereby severed from the school district of the town of Durham, 
and the said premises are hereby annexed to the school district 
of the town of Newmarket for school purposes. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 197. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER- WORKS IN THE TOWN OF SUNAPEE. 



Water-works authorized. 
Right of eminent domain. 
Right restricted to town of Sunapee. 
Contracts for water-supply author- 
ized. 



Section 

5. Appropriations authorized. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Water-works 
authorized . 



Section 1. The town of Sunapee is hereby authorized and 
empowered to construct, manage, maintain, and own suitable 
water-works, for the purpose of introducing into and distribut- 
ing through the villages in said town an adequate supply of pure 
water in subterranean pipes, for extinguishing fires and for the 
use of its citizens, and for other purposes; and for that purpose 
may take, purchase, and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any 



1901] Chapter 197. 681 

real or personal estate, and any rights therein, and water rights 
necessary for carrying into effect the purposes of this act, and to 
excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, place, squares, 
passways, highways, commons, or other place through which it 
may be deemed necessary and proper for building said water- 
works, and relay, change, and repair the same at pleasure, having 
due regard for the safety of its citizens and security of the pub- 
lic travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter Rigiit of 
upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, ponds, lakes, domain! 
or water rights, and to secure, by fence or otherwise, such 
streams, springs, ponds, lakes, or water rights, and dig ditches 
and canals, make excavations or reservoirs, through, over, in, or 
upon any land or enclosure through which it may be necessary 
for said aqueduct to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, and wa- 
ter-works to be or exist for the purpose of obtaining, holding, 
preserving, or conducting such water, and placing such pipes or 
other materials or works as may be necessary for building and 
operating such aqueduct and water-works, or for repairing s'ame ; 
jjroiided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropri- 
ate any land or water rights, or any stream, spring, lake, or 
pond, for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of 
any stream, spring, lake, or pond, and if said town shall not 
agree with the owners thereof for the damage that may be done 
by said town, or such owners shall be unknown, said town, or 
said owner or party injured, may apply to the trial term of the 
supreme court for the county within which such stream, spring, 
pond, lake, water rights, or land is situate, to have the same laid out 
and the damages determined, and the said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners for said county, who will ap- 
point 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 report to said'court, and said 
court may issue execution accordingly ; if either party shall de- 
sire, they shall be entitled to trial by jury in such manner and 
under such regulations as the court may prescribe, in the same 
manner as appeals from the award of damages in the case of lay- 
ing out highways. 

Sect. 3. Nothing in this act contained shall be deemed toRigbt 
empower said town to acquire by eminent domain any real estate tolu^^apee. 
situate outside the limits of said town of Sunapee, or to exer- 
cise outside said limits any of the rights herein given as to use 
of streets, highways, and other public places. 

Sect. 4. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract contracts 
with individuals and corporations for supplying them with water, ^''^^"'■'^®''' 
and to make such contracts and establish such regulations and 
tolls for the use of water as may from time to time be deemed 
proper; and for the more convenient management of said water- 
works the said town may, either before or after the construction 
of the same, place them under the direction and control of a board 
of water commissioners, with such powers and duties as may 
from time to time be prescribed by said town. 



682 



Chapter 198. 



[1901 



Appropri- 
ations 
autliorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 5. Said town is also authorized, at an}- animal or spe- 
cial meeting by a major vote of those present and voting, to 
raise and appropriate, and to borrow or hire, such sums of 
money on the credit of the town as ma}^ from time to time be 
deemed advisable, for the purpose of defraying the expense of 
purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, 
springs, lakes, ponds, and rights aforesaid, and for constructing, 
maintaining, and operating said water-w-orks, payable at such 
times and such rates of interest as may be thought proj^er. 
The purchase of real estate and water rights already made by 
said tow^i, and the issue of bonds for the payment of same, are 
hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efl:ect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 198. 



AN ACT TO permit THE OOUNTT OF ROCKIATGHAM TO ISSUE BONDS TO 
SECURE ITS PLOATIXG INDEBTEDNESS AND REFUND BONDS OE THE 
COUNTY BECOMING DUE OCTOBER 1, 1901. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 

2. Form of bonds. 



Section 
3. Designation of bonds; act takes ef- 
fect on passage. 



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



Representatives in General 



Bonds 
authorized. 



Form of 
bonds. 



Designation 
of bonds ; 
act takes 
effect on 



Section 1, The commissioners of the county of Rocking- 
ham are hereby authorized to issue county bonds, with coupons 
annexed for the annual or semi-annual interest, for a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars, in denominations of one 
thousand dollars each, bearing interest not exceeding three 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 and refunding such bonds of 
the county as become due October 1, 1901. 

Sect. 2. Said bonds shall be signed by the county commis- 
sioners, or two of them, countersigned by the county treasurer, 
and registered by the clerk of the supreme court for said 
county. The coupons attached to each of said bonds shall bear 
a fac-simile of the signatures of the county commissioners 
and the county treasurer engraved or printed thereon and, be- 
ing so executed, shall be of the same validity as if signed by 
the hands of said oflicials. 

Sect. 3. Said bonds shall be designated as the Rockingham 
county funding bonds of 1901; and this act takes effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901 .] 



1901] Chapters 199, 200. 683 

CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE MANCHESTER 
BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION, 

Section I Section 

1 Increase of capital stock. ' 2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

1 clause. 

Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Conrt convened: 

Section 1. The Manchester Building & Loan Association increase 
is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock not exceeding stock?^'^'^ 
five hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eflfect upon its passage, and all ^,^ p^a^s|f^|!^ 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, repeaiinl 

^ ./I clause. 



[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 241 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1893, 
entitled "an ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LACONIA." 

Section Section 

1. Ward limits tlefined. I 3. City council, how chosen. 

2. Supervisors of check-lists. I 4. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend said chapter as follows: Strike out all ward 
of sections 2 and 3 and insert in place thereof the following : 'Cleaned. 

Sect. 2. The said city of Laconia is hereby divided into four 
wards, which shall be constituted as follows, viz.: 

Ward No. 1 shall include all that part of said city which now^ 
constitutes Ward No. 6. 

Ward No. 2 shall include all that part of said city bounded 
westerly by a line commencing on the easterly shore of Round 
bay or Lake Opechee, where the present northwesterly boun- 
dary of Ward No. 2 as heretofore constituted commences; 
thence southerly by the easterly shore of Round bay or Lake 
Opechee and the easterly shore of the Winnipesaukee river to a 
point on the easterly shore of said river in the center of Main 
street ; thence southerly through the center of Main street to a 
point opposite the center of Union avenue; thence northerly 
through the center of Union avenue to a point opposite the cen- 
ter of Baldwin street; thence southeasterly through the center 



limits 



684 Chapter 200. [1901 

of Baldwin street to Baldwin-street extension ; thence following 
the direction of the center line of said Baldwin-street extension 
to the Gilford town line ; thence easterly and northerly by said 
Gilford town line and the southerly line of Ward 'No. 1, to the 
point of beginning. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of said city now in- 
cluded in Wards ISTos. 1 and 3, and all that part of Ward No. 4 
lying on the westerly side of the Winnipesaukee river. 

Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of said city not em- 
braced in the three before mentioned wards. 

Sect. 3. Said Wards 1, 2, and 4 shall elect two representa- 
tives, and Ward 3 one representative, to the general court until 
such time when their constitutional rights shall entitle any of 
said wards to a greater number. 
Supervisors Sect. 2. Strike out section 8 of said chapter and insert in 

of check-lists. i ,, i- ;i ^ ii • 

place thereot the following : 

Sect. 8. Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, as hereby constituted, at 
every state biennial election, commencing with the biennial elec- 
tion in 1902, shall choose by ballot and plurality vote one su- 
pervisor of check-lists, and the city council shall also on the 
Wednesday next following the state biennial election in 1902, , 
and on the Wednesday next following the state biennial elec- 
tion thereafter, by ballot and major vote, choose one supervisor 
of check-lists, who shall hold office for the term of two years. 
The persons thus chosen shall constitute the board of super- 
visors of check-lists of all the wards of the city, and the mem- 
ber chosen by the city council shall be chairman of the board. 

All vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled by the city 
council. The existing board of supervisors, as elected at the 
state biennial election in 1900, and the chairman of said board 
now holding said office by vote of the city council subsequent to 
said biennial election, shall continue in office and constitute the 
board of supervisors of check-lists for said city until their suc- 
cessors are chosen as provided in this section and qualified, 
how chosen. Sect. 3. Strike out scctiou 15 of said chapter and insert in 
place thereof the following : 

Sect. 15. At the annual city election on the second Tuesday 
of March, 1901, there shall be elected in each of said Wards 1, 
2, 3, and 4, by and from the qualified voters in each of said 
wards, one councilman to serve for two years, and these four 
councilmen so chosen, together with the seven councilmen from 
the wards as heretofore constituted, whose terms will not have 
expired, shall constitute the city council until the organization 
of the council on the fourth Tuesday of March, 1902. At the 
annual city election on the second Tuesday of March, 1902, each 
of said Wards 1, 2, 3, and 4 shall, by and from the qualified 
voters of each of said wards, elect one councilman to serve for 
two years, and thereafter at each annual election one council- 
man shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters of each of 
said wards to serve for the term of two years. 

All duties pertaining to the warning and holding of the 
annual city election on the second Tuesday of March, 1901, shall 



1901] Chapter 201. 685 

be performed as follows, viz. : In Ward 1 as hereby constituted, 
by tlie proper ward officers in said ward elected in said ward 
known heretofore as Ward 6. 

In Ward 2 as hereby constituted, by the proper ward officers 
in said ward elected in Ward 2 as heretofore constituted. 

In Ward 3 as hereby constituted, by the proper ward officers 
of Ward 3, as elected in said ward as heretofore constituted. 

In Ward 4 as hereby constituted, by the proper ward officers 
as elected in Ward 4 as heretofore constituted. 

The term of office of all ward officers, except supervisors of 
check-lists and councilmen in Wards 1 and 5 as heretofore con- 
stituted, shall terminate and be of no effect on and after the 
date of the passage of this act. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes eftect 

f., ., on passage. 

after its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 201. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OP SECTION 4, CHAPTEE 217 OF THE PAM- 
PHLET LAWS OF 1899, ENTITLED "aN ACT TO AUTHOEIZE THE TOWN 
OF PETEEBOEOUGH TO' CONSTEUCT AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTEIO 
LIGHT PLANT FOE LIGHTING, HEAT, OE POWEE PUEPOSES." 

Section 1. ToTvn authorized to borrow 520,000. 

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



Section 1. That section 4, chapter 217 of the Pamphlet Laws Town 
of 1899 be and is hereby amended by striking out the word fo bm-row'^ 
" fifteen " in the eleventh line of said section and inserting the^^^'""^- 
word twenty in the place thereof, so that as amended said sec- 
tion 4 shall read : 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at 
any annual meeting, by a two-thirds vote of those present and 
voting, 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 expenses of purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, 
water rights, power, and all other rights and property as afore- 
said, 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 section not to exceed twenty thousand dollars, and to issue 
notes or bonds of the town therefor in such amounts and de- 
nominations as may be thought proper, not exceeding in all the 
amount above stated ; said loan to be issued under the provis- 



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Chapters 202, 203. 



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ions of the Municipal Bonds Act of 1895, the whole to mature 
and fall due not later than twenty years from its date, and not 
to bear interest 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. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 202. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE TOWN OF FAKMINGTON" AT 
ITS LAST ANNUAL MEETING, WITH EEFEKENCE TO DONATING 
MONET TO THE FARMINGTON BOARD OF TRADE. 



Section 
1. Appropriation legalized. 



Section 
•2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Appropri- 
ation 
legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the action of the town of Farmington at its 
last annual meeting, holden the thirteenth day of March, A. D. 
1900, donating and appropriating the sum of twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars to the Farmington board of trade for the promotion 
of the business interests of the town, is hereby ratified, con- 
firmed, legalized, and made valid. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 203. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER VETERAN FIREMEN S ASSOCI- 
ATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; powers. 

2. May bold funds as trustee. 

3. Purposes of corporation. 



Section 

4. First meeting of corporation. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted ly tlie Senate and House of Representalives in General 
Court convened: 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
powers. 



Section 1. That George W. Green, Theodore B. Lyford, 
George F. Adams, George W. Gadd, Cyrus E. Robinson, Will 
S. Day, Joseph W. Tilton, Edward E. Nowell, George H. Gooch, 



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687 



William P. Flanigan, and their associates, successors, and as- 
signs, are incorporated and made a body politic by the name of 
the Exeter Veteran 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 pur- 
poses of said corporation and sell and convey the same at pleas- 
ure. 

Sect. 2. It may also receive and collect funds from any legal May iiow 
source and hold and dispose of the same as trustee for the bene- tru^tee!^ 
fit of sick and disabled firemen, and upon the death of any 
such fireman for the payment of his funeral expenses and the 
aid of his dependent parents, widow, or children. 

Sect. 3. The purposes for which said association is incorpo- Purposes of 
rated are : to form a more perfect organization, establish j^^j.. ^^^^P^^^t^o"- 
mony of action, insure prosperity and success, provide pecuni- 
ary support, secure protection, and promote the best interests of 
the firemen of Exeter. 

Sect. 4. Any of the persons named herein may call the first First meeting. 
meeting of said corporation by giving written notice to each of 
the others at least one week prior to such meeting. 

Sect. 5. This act takes effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved February 20, 1901.; 



CHAPTER 204. 

ANi ACT TO INOOEPOEATE THE BENEVOLEXT SOCIETY OF ST. JEAN 
BAPTISTE OF KEENE. 



Skction 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That mison Auger, Doler Loiselle, Colbert Au-gSS 
ger, George Leblanc, Ferdinand Leblanc, Narcisse Leblanc, 
their associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the Benevolent Society of 
St. Jean Baptiste of Keene, with headquarters at Keene in the 
county of Cheshire, for the purpose of creating and maintaining a 
fund for the relief of sick members, to render financial assist- 
ance to the widow and heirs of deceased members, to bury de- 
ceased members, and for religious, moral, and charitable pur- 
poses, with all the powers and privileges and made subject to the 
liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 



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Chapters 205, 206. 



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Powers. Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 

personal estate bj' gift, bequest, or otherwise to an amount not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same 
at pleasure. 

First meeting. Sect. 3. ISTclson Auger may Call the first meeting of said Cor- 
poration by giving notice, in writing, to each of the persons 
named in this act seven days prior to such meeting. 
Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 205. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE UPPEE GILMANTON VILLAGE 
UNION CEMETERY A SSIOCIATION, INCORPORATED AUGUST 24, 1851. 



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect 
on 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it eno.dcd ly ilie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Conrt convened: 

Section 1. That the name of the Upper Gilmanton Village 
Union Cemetery Association, so called, incorporated August 24, 
1851, be changed to the name of Highland Cemetery. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 206. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE SOCIETE DE TEMPERANCE DE ST. JOSEPH 
OF SOMERSWORTH, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. First meeting. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage ; subject to 
repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
powers. 



Section 1. That Rev. C. Demers, Michel Rousseau, Au- 
guste Bernier, Evariste Turcotte, and Joseph Bergeron, all of 
Somersworth, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Societe de Temperance de St. Joseph of Somersworth, K H., 
with authority to have and exercise all the powers and privileges 



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incident to corporations of a similar nature, unless limited or 
extended by this act, for the mutual benefit and protection of its 
members, for the promotion of the cause of temperance, and for 
such other moral, charitable, and benevolent purposes as such 
corporation may from time to time designate and provide, in- 
cluding the payment of such sums of money for sick benefits 
and to the personal representatives of deceased members such 
death benefits as said corporation may by its by-laws provide, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend 
to final judgment and execution, and may take and hold real 
and personal estate by donation or otherwise for the purposes 
of said corporation to an amount not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars ; and may make and establish such by-laws and regu- 
lations as may be necessary for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The first three grantees may call the first meeting First meeting, 
of this corporation at such time and place as they may deem ex- 
pedient and in such manner as they think proper. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage ; and the ?'f'^tl!F'°* 

, . Til ^" passage ; 

legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal the same subject to 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. ^^^^^ ' 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 207. 



AK ACT TO INCOEPOEATE LA SOCIETE DE ST. JEAN BAPTISTE DE 
MANCHESTEE, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; powers. 

2. Property. 

3. Death benefits. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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



Section 1. That Joseph L. D. Gamache, Alexis F. Bisson, corporation 
Hermogene Desrosiers, Clement Beaudet, Celestia Lefebvre,powers!*^*^' 
and Louis A. Levesque, their associates, subscribers, and assigns, 
be and are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the 
name of Societe St. Jean Baptiste de Manchester, K H., for 
charitable and benevolent purposes, to provide for the sick and 
distressed members of the association, and to establish a relief 
and benefit fund by means of mutual agreements and the pay- 
ments of funds from which the members of the association may 
receive sick and death benefits. And said corporation may sue 
and be sued, defend and be defended, have and use a common 
seal, and shall have full power to adopt a constitution and by- 



690 



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[1901 



laws whicli may be necessary to carry out the purpose of this 
act, but said constitution and by-laws shall not be repugnant 
to the laws of this state, and shall be approved by the insur- 
ance commissioner of this state. Said corporation shall be 
vested with all the powers and privileges and be subject to all 
the liabilities of law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal es- 
tate for the purposes of the corporation to an amount not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars, and may improve, use, and sell 
and convey, or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. ^"0 part of the money realized from the assess- 
ments made to pay death benefits shall be used for any other 
purpose than the pacing of death benefits. 
First meeting Sect. 4. Joseph L. D. Gamaclie, Alexis F. Bisson, Hermo- 
gene Desrosiers, Clement Beaudet, Celestia Lefebvre, and Louis 
A. Levesque, or any three of them, may call the first meeting of 
the corporation at the St. John Baptist Hall in Manchester, 
N. H., by personal notice, either written or printed, delivered or 
mailed to each member at least ten days before the meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
repeal this act whenever the public good may require. 

[Approved February 20, 1901.] 



Property. 



Death ' 
benefits. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE. CHARTER OF THE MONT VERNON & 
SriLFORD ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Time for construction extended. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect February 15, 1901. 



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



Time for 

construction 

extended. 



Takes effect 
Feb. 15, 1901. 



Section 1. Section 11 of chapter 162 of the Session Laws of 
1899 is hereby amendec^ by striking out the words " within two 
years from its passage," and inserting in place thereof the words, 
on or before February 15, 1903, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 

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- 
structedand ready for operation on or before February 15, 1903. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect February 15, 1901. 

[Approved February 22, 1901.] 



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CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHAETER OF THE CITY OF SOMEES- 
WOETH, ABOLISHING ONE BRANCH OF THE CITY GOVEENMENT. 



Section 

1. Administration vested in mayor and 

council ; bow elected. 

2. Powers and duties of mayor and 

council. 

3. Contested elections. 



Section 

4. Oaths of office. 

5. City clerk ; powers and duties. 

6. Election of sundry city officers. 

7. Verbal amendments ; repealing 

clause ; act takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Strike out section 11 of said charter and substi- Administra- 
tute in place thereof the following: in^mlyor^ 

Sect. 11. The administration of all the fiscal, prudential, j!,'^^^^g°i^^fj^' 
and municipal affairs of said city, and the government thereof, 
shall be vested in one principal ofiicer to be called the mayor, 
who shall be chosen annually and wdio shall receive a salary of 
two hundred dollars, who shall have the same negative upon all 
the acts of the council as by the Public Statutes the mayors of 
cities are given upon the action of the aldermen, who shall pre- 
side in the meetings of the city council, but shall have no vote 
except in case of an equal division, and in whose absence the 
council may elect one of their number chairman, who shall have 
all the powers and perform all the duties of mayor during his 
absence or disability, or during a vacancy in his ofiice for any 
cause, — and one board consisting of ten members, to be called 
the council, and the members whereof shall be called council- 
men, as foUoAvs : At the first annual election after the adoption 
of this act, two councilmen shall be chosen by and from the 
qualified voters of each w^ard, to serve one for one year and one 
for two years, and at each annual election thereafter one coun- 
cilman shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters of each 
ward to serve for the term of two years, or until another is 
chosen and qualified in his place, and the mayor and council 
shall sit and act together and compose one body, and in their 
joint capacity shall be denominated the city council. 

Sect. 2. Strike out section 12 and substitute in place thereof Powers and 

the following : mayor and 

Sect. 12. The mayor and council created by this act shall ""^^^^^ * 
have all the powers and do and perform, in reference to each 
other or otherwise, all the duties which mayors, boards of alder- 
men, and common councils of cities are by law authorized or 
required to do and perform, either separately or otherwise ; and 
all provisions of statutes pertaining to the duties of boards of 
aldermen and common councils of cities, separately or other- 
wise, shall be construed to apply to the board of council created 
by this act unless a different intention appears. 

Sect. 3. Strike out section 15 and substitute in place there- contested 

Ti-i r m • elections. 

of the followino; : 



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Oaths of 
office. 



City clerk ; 
powers and 
duties. 



Election of 

sundry 

officers. 



Verbal 

amendments 
repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 15. All votes cast at municipal elections shall be pre- 
served by the city clerk for sixty days with the seals unbroken, 
except that they shall be subject during that time to the exami- 
nation of the council in determining the election of its 
own members; and the city council shall have power to decide 
all cases of contested elections of persons chosen to Avard ofiices, 
and for that purpose shall have power to examine the votes pre- 
served as above, and shall proceed to recount the votes upon 
demand therefor made within sixty days by any person voted 
for at such election. 

Sect. 4. Strike out section 16 and substitute in place there- 
of the following: 

Sect. 16. The mayor and council shall meet on the third 
Tuesday of March at 10 o'clock in the forenoon for the purpose 
of being qualiiied, and the oaths of office shall be administered 
and the records of the same shall be made in the same manner 
as now prescribed by chapter 48, sections 3, 4, and 5, of the 
Public Statutes of this state. 

Sect. 5. Strike out section 17 and substitute in place there- 
of the following : 

Sect. 17. The city council shall annually on the third Tues- 
day of March meet and elect a city clerk, whose term of office 
shall continue for one year and until another shall be chosen 
and qualified to act in his stead, removable, however, at the 
pleasure of the city council. He shall perform all the duties 
and exercise all the powers incumbent upon or vested in him by 
the Public Statutes of this state. 

Sect. 6. Strike out section 18 and substitute in place there- 
of the following : 

Sect. 18. The city council first elected under this act shall 
meet at the time fixed by the ordinance for that pur2:)ose and 
shall by major vote elect three persons, legal voters of said city, 
to constitute a board of assessors, one to serve for the term of 
one year, one to serve for the term of two years, and one for the 
term of three years, and thereafter the city council shall annu- 
ally in the month of March, and after the third Tuesday therein, 
elect one such person to serve as a member of said board for the 
term of three years. 

The city council shall at the same time elect a city treasurer, 
a chief engineer, and assistant engineer of the fire department, 
a street commissioner, a city solicitor, a city physician, a tax 
collector, and all other officers necessary for the good govern- 
ment of the city, who are not chosen in the ward meetings or 
otherwise appointed by law. The city council shall have power 
to prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of all officers 
elected or appointed by them, and may remove any officer so 
elected or appointed, at the pleasure of the city council, unless 
his term of office is fixed by this act. 

; Sect. 7. Strike out the words " in convention " wherever 
they appear in section 21 of said charter, and strike out the 
word " councils " wherever it appears in sections 19, 20, 21, 22, 



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693 



23, 24, 26, and 30 of said charter, and insert in place thereof the 
word council. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 23, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 210. 



AN ACT TO EATIFT THE LEASE OF THE AMESBUET & HAMPTON STREET 
RAILWAY COMPANY TO THE EXETER, HAMPTON & AMESBURY STREET 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Lease ratified. 

2. Contracts legalized. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The lease executed on the first day of July in the ^^^.^^e^ 
year of our Lord 1900, by and between the Amesbury & Hamp- 
ton Street Eailway Company, a corporation duly established 
under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the 
Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Company, a cor- 
poration duly established under the laws of the State of New 
Hampshire, whereby in pursuance of the provisions of chapter 182 
of the acts of 1900 of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts the 
said Amesbury & Hampton Street Railway Company leased unto 
the said Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Com- 
pany all and singular its franchises, railway, land, and other prop- 
erty of every description, with all the rights, privileges, ease- 
ments, and appurtenances thereunto belonging, including the 
right to demand and receive to the lessee's own use all tolls, 
rents, revenues, income, and profits of the demised premises for 
a term of twenty-five years from the date of the said lease, is 
hereby legalized, ratified, affirmed, and approved. 

Sect. 2. All contracts entered into in accordance with the contracts 
provisions of said lease by either of the parties thereto, and ^^^^'^^^'^' 
all actions taken by either of said parties under the terms 
thereof, are hereby legalized, ratified, affirmed, and approved, 
and shall be of the same force and eflect as if said lease had been 
in all respects legal and valid under the laws of this state at 
and from the date of its execution. 

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



[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



on passage. 



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CHAPTER 211. 



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AN ACT TO INCOKPOKATE THE DEAD DIAMOND lilPPvOVEMEXT COM- 
PANY. 



Section 


Section 


1. Corporation constituted. 


6. Lien on logs for tolls. 


2. Capital stock. 


7. First meeting. 


3. Meetings. 


8. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 


4. Powers. 


passage. 


5. Toll to be charged for logs. 





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



Coi'poration 
constituted. 



Capital stock 



Meetings. 



Tolls to be 
charged 
for logs. 



Lien on logs 
for tolls. 



Section 1. Wm. W. Brown, Herbert J. Brown, and Orton 
B. Brown, Fremont D. Bartlett, Cassius M. C. Twitchell, and 
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby constituted 
a body corporate by the name of the Dead Diamond Improve- 
ment Company, and as such corporation may make and adopt 
by-laws not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this 
state, and shall be clothed with all the powers, rights, and privi- 
leges enjoyed and exercised by like corporations. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not be 
less than three thousand dollars nor more than ten thousand 
dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, and the amount of capital stock may be determined and 
fixed by vote of the stockholders and changed from time to 
time within the limits above named. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of said corpo- 
ration shall be held at such times and places and upon such no- 
tice as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may erect, purchase, maintain, and 
keep in repair dams on the Dead Diamond river at Hell Gate 
falls and McKeen falls, and such other points above McKcen 
falls as may be necessary for the driving of logs, with the right 
to improve the stream by constructing dams, side dams, booms, 
side booms, sluices, and other improvements which will facihtate 
the transportation of logs and lumber down said river, including 
blasting, and removal of logs, rocks, ledges, and other obstacles 
to log driving upon said waters, together with the right to im- 
prove the streams which flow into said river. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall be authorized and empow- 
ered to assess, levy, and collect a toll of twenty cents per thou- 
sand feet, board measure, according to customary woods scale, 
on all logs and lumber put into the Dead Diamond river or 
other streams above Hell Gate falls, and ten cents per thousand 
feet for all logs and lumber put into the Dead Diamond river be- 
low Hell Gat'e falls. 

Sect. 6. And said corporation shall have a lien upon all said 
logs and lumber for the payment of said tolls and charges; but 
the logs of any particular mark shall be holden only for the 



1901] Chapter 212. 695 

tolls upon logs bearing such mark. And if the tolls and charges 
on logs and lumber to be driven down the Dead Diamond river 
shall not be paid within ten days after said logs and lumber 
shall arrive at the mouth of Dead Diamond river, said corpora- 
tion may seize, wherever they may be found, a sufficient quantity 
of said logs and lumber to secure the tolls thereon, and proceed 
to sell the same at public auction in the same manner as is pro- 
vided for the sale of mortgaged personal property. 

Sect. 7. Any one of the above named incorporators may call First meeting 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving not less than six 
days' notice to each of the incorporators, at which meeting or at 
any subsequent meeting officers may be chosen, by-laws adopted, 
and any other business transacted that may be thought proper. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act sub^|ct to^^^ 
whenever the public good may require it ; and this act shall take effect o'n 

. • , passage. 

eftect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 212. 

AN ACT TO INCOSPOKATE THE MEECHANTS SAVINGS BANK OE DOVER. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers and duties. 

3. May hold real estate. 

4. Election of trustees, etc. 



Section 

5. Trustees, tluties of. 

6. Who may receive salaries. 

7. Meetings of corporation. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Benjamin F. Kennard, Frank B. Clark, corporauo^n 
Charles S. Otis, Dudley L. Furber, Theodore W. Woodman, 
William W. Cushman, Walter W. Scott, Owen Coogan, J. E. 
Mooney, Adams T. Pierce, and Charles C. Goss, 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 Merchants Savings Bank, to 
be located at Dover, in our county of Straffi)rd, for the purpose 
of establishing and maintaining 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 corporations of alike nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or powers 
persons, corporations or associations, disposed to enjoy the ad- '^"'^ '^"^^®*'- 
vantages of said savings bank, any deposit or deposits of money. 



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May hold 
real estate. 



Election of 
trustees, etc. 



Trustees, 
duties of. 



Who may- 
receive 
salaries. 



not exceeding five thousand dollars from any one person, cor- 
poration, or association, and may use, manage, and improve the 
same for the depositors in such manner as shall be convenient or 
necessary for the security and profitable investment thereof; 
and all deposits may be withdrawn, and the net income of the 
deposits divided, at such reasonable times and in such man- 
ner and proportions, and subject to such equitable rules and reg- 
ulations, as said corporation shall prescribe, not repugnant to 
the laws of this state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire, 
by foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as sav- 
ings banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of this 
state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under this act, 
and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, 
by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as mem- 
bers of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those who 
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 fif- 
teen 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 of said corporation and the 
laws of this state. Any vacancy in the board of trustees may be 
filled at a special meeting of said corporation called for that pur- 
pose. 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 meet- 
ing called for that purpose, alter and amend the same ; but no 
by-law or regulation shall take eiiect 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 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 
authorit}^ of the board of trustees, shall be good and valid in law. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall qualify in the manner prescribed 
by law. They shall annually choose one of their number as 
president of said bank. They shall also annually choose a treas- 
urer and such other clerks, agents, and servants as may be 
necessarj^ for the proper management of the business of said 
bank, and may remove the same at pleasure. A majority of the 
trustees shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive any 
compensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive any 
emolument therefrom ; jirovided, hoioever, that a reasonable com- 
pensation shall be paid to the officers of said bank, and others 
necessarily employed in transacting its business. No special de- 



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697 



posits shall be received or special rates of interest allowed to 
any depositor. 

Sect. 7. The first meetincr of this corporation shall be called ^leetings of 
by any two of said nicorporators withm two years from tlie pas- 
sage of this act by publishing a notice within one week of said 
meeting in any newspaper or newspapers published in said 
Dover; 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 subject thereof shall have been stated in the published 
notice. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. oii''passagef 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 213. 

AX ACT TO INCOEPOEATE, TPIE PITTSFIELD LOAX & TEUST COilPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Po-wers and duties. 

4. First meeting. 



Section 

5. Taxation and supervision. 

6. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court conven-ed: 



Section 1. That Hiram A. Tuttle, Louis W. Kaime, Sher- corporation 
burn J. Winslow, Andrew B. Tyler, Herbert W. Dustin, Ben- ""^'""'''^• 
jamin F. Kaime, M. Swaia Clough, Frank H. Sargent, and 
Nathaniel W. Adams, and their associates, successors, and assigns, 
be and they are hereby incorporated and made a body corporate 
by the name of The Pittsfield Loan & Trust Company, to be 
located at Pittsfield, New Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital of tw^enty-five capital stock, 
thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, 
and shall not begin business until that sum shall have been paid 
in cash. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall be empowered with authority powers 
to have and execute all the powers and privileges incident to cor- ^"'^ '^"'^®^" 
porations of the same nature, for the purpose of prosecuting the 
business of a safe deposit and trust company ; to receive on deposit 
or for safe keeping money and other valuables, the funds of trus- 
tees, guardians, administrators, or others ; to act as trustee for 



698 



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[1901 



individuals and corporations, and officially, under judicial ap- 
pointment by the courts of this or other states, to act as financial 
agent; to make and negotiate loans for itself and others; to 
loan, borrow, and deal in money and investment securities; and 
to do a general banking business ; but nothing in this act shall 
be construed as authorizing said corporation to do a savings bank 
business. 
First meeting. Sect. 4. The first four persons named in the first section of 
this act, or any three of them, shall call the first meeting of the 
corporation by notice in writing to each grantee, or by publish- 
ing in some ne-wspaper printed in Pittstield, at least ten days 
before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 5. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force gov- 
erning the taxation of the capital stock in banks and trust com- 
panies shall apply to this corporation, and the affairs of this 
corporation shall be under the supervision and control of the 
bank commissioners. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it, and this 
act shall take efiect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 27, 1901] 



Taxation and 
supervision.: 



Subject to 
repeal ; takes 
effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT TO IXCOEPOEATE, THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HEALTH & ACCIDENT 
INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Adoption of by-laws. 

5. Returns and taxation. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Lyman Jackman, William M. Titcomb, Ru- 
fus ]Sr. Elwell, Thomas M. Lang, and Charles L. Jackman, and 
their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are 
incorporated and made a body politic by the name of the 
New Hampshire Health & Accident Insurance Company, to be 
located within this state where the board of directors, a majority 
of whom shall be residents of this state, may determine, with 
authority to have and exercise all the powers and privileges inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature, for the purpose of trans- 
acting health, accident, and plate-glass insurance. 
Capital stock. Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of not 
less than ten thousand dollars, with authority to increase^ the 
same to not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, divided 
into shares of ten dollars each ; and may acquire and hold real 



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estate for its own use to the value of fifty per cent of its capital 
stock paid in, exclusive of such real estate as may be taken for 
debts, or may be held for collateral security. 

Sect. 3. Said Lyman Jackman and Rufus K Elwel], or any First meeting, 
two of the above named corporators, may call the first meeting 
of the corporation, by an advertisement in some newspaper pub- 
lished in Concord at least seven days before the day named for 
such meeting. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly held, may Adoption 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws ° ^■^"^^■ 
of this state, as shall be convenient and necessary for the proper 
management of the business and concerns of the corporation, 
and the prosecution of health, accident, and plate-glass insur- 
ance. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall make such returns as are Returns and 
required by law, and be taxed in the manner provided by law ^^^^*^°^- 
for the taxation of other insurance companies organized under 
the laws of this state. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efi"ect on its passage. on p\\saT 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 215. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 188 OF THE LAWS OF 1899, 
ENTirrLED "an ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OP THE 
Al\r0?.Y MILLS." 

Section I Section 

1. Error corrected. | 2. Takes eflfect on passage. 

Whereas, Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1899 was in fact passed Preamble, 
in amendment of the charter of the Amory Manufacturing Com- 
pany, but the said company in said act was misnamed "The 
Amory Mills " ; now, for the purpose of correcting said error, 

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

Section 1. That the words "Amory Mills," in the title and^J^o^^^^^^^ 
section 1 of said act be stricken out and the words, Amory 
Manufacturing Company, be substituted in place thereof 

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

on passage. 

[Approved February 27,1901.] 



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CHAPTER 216. 

AN ACT AUTHOEIZIXG THE TOWN OF SHELBUKNE TO EXEMPT EKOM 
TAXATION THE, WASHINGTON HOTEL COMPANY PEOPEETY FOR A 
TEEM OE YEAES. 



Section 
1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted ly tlie Senate and House of Ilepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 



Exemption 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



ISection 1. The town of Shelburne is hereby authorized, at 
any legal meeting, to exempt from taxation the .Washington 
Hotel Company property for a term not exceeding ten years. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 217. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF NEWPOET TO FUND ITS DEBT BY 
THE ISSUE OP BONDS EXEMPT FEOM TAXATION. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 

2. Form of bonds. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted ly tlie Senate and House of liepresentativt 
Court convened: 



in General 



Issue of bonds 
authorized. 



Form of 
bonds. 



Section 1. The said town of Newport, for the purpose of 
funding and refunding its existing indebtedness, and for the ex- 
tension of its water and sewer system, is hereby authorized and 
empowered, at any legal meeting holden therein for the pur- 
pose, by a majority of the legal voters thereof present and vot- 
ing, to authorize its selectmen to hire money to the aggregate 
amount of one hundred and twenty -five thousand dollars, and 
to issue its bonds therefor, made payable not more than twenty 
years from their issue, bearing interest semi-annually at a rate 
not to exceed four per cent per annum, with interest coupons 
annexed ; and to exempt said bonds from taxation when held by 
inhabitants or corporations of said town of ISTewport. 

Sect. 2. Said bonds shall be made payable to bearer at the 
office of the treasurer of the town, signed by the selectmen of 
the town or a majority thereof, countersigned by the treasurer 
for the time being, and shall have the corporate seal of the town 
affixed thereto. Said bonds may be in the form, so far as ap- 
plicable, prescribed in chapter 43 of the Laws of 1895 called 
the Municipal Bonds Act of 1895, and may contain a provision 
for the payment, at the election of the town, on any date when 



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CUAPTERS 218, 219. 



interest thereon becomes payable, written notice of such elec- 
tion first having been given to the holder, either personal or by 
post addressed to his place of abode, if known, at least fourteen 
days before the date specified for such payment, or by publica- 
tion in two newspapers published in the county of Sullivan, 
three weeks successively, the last publication to be fourteen 
days at least before such time of payment. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



701 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO AN ACT TO INCORPORATE l'UNION ST. 
JEAN BAPTISTE SOCIETY IN NASHUA, N. H. 

Section l. Charter amended. 

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



Section 1. Amend section 2 by striking out the word 
teen" in the third line, and insert in place thereof the word 
fifty, so that the section shall read : 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by gift, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



fif. Charter 
amended. 



CHAPTER 219. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF DALTON TO CONSTRUCT A FREE 
BRIDGE ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. 



Section 

1. Construction authorized. 

2. Assessment of damages. 

3. Funds, how raised. 



Section 

4. Liability for accident. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That the town of Dalton, in the county of Coos, is construction 
hereby authorized and empowered to build and maintain a free ^"^'^°"^®*^^- 
bridge with a single span across the Connecticut river, at some 
convenient point near the site of the present dam of the Dalton 

14 



702 



Chapter 220. 



[1901 



Assessment 
Of damages. 



Funds, how 
raised. 



Liability for 
accident. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Power Company, and to take such land as may be needed to 
construct and maintain said bridge with suitable approaches 
thereto. 

Sect. 2. If said town shall not be able to agree with the 
owners of such land as may be necessary to take for the purposes 
aforesaid, upon the damages to be paid therefor, nor upon a com- 
mittee to assess such damages, either party may apply by peti- 
tion to the supreme court for the southern district of Coos 
county, and said court, after due notice to the parties, shall refer 
the same to the county commissioners for said county of Coos, 
who shall, upon due notice, assess said damages, and report same 
to said court, and judgment thereon shall be final and conclusive 
unless either party elects at the term of the court when said 
report is filed to go to the jury. Upon the trial by jury to 
ascertain the amount of the damages, such proceedings shall 
be had as are by law provided in case of ordinary highway. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized to raise money by assessing 
taxes in the ordinary way to build said bridge, and until such 
time as money can be so raised, to hire money for that purpose; 
provided, the majority vote of any town meeting, duly called and 
held in said town, shall authorize the selectmen of said town to 
80 hire the necessary funds to go on and construct said free 
bridge. 

Sect. 4. Said town shall be liable for accidents on said free 
bridge, same as on any other highway bridge within said town. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 220. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO 
PJtOVIDE A SALARY FOR THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN. 



Section 
1. Salaries provided for alderpien. 



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



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



Salaries 
provided for 
aldermen. 



Section 1. That the charter of the city of Manchester be 
amended by adding after the last section thereof the following 
sections : The members of the board of aldermen of the city of 
Manchester shall be paid a compensation for time and services 
as follows : Three dollars for each regular or special meeting of 
the board, three dollars for each and every committee meeting 
of which they are a member, and for road hearings or hearings 
of any other nature in which their presence is required during 



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Chapters 221, 222. 



703 



the day, three dollars per day ; the bills for the above compen- 
sation to be made out by the city clerk, and in due form approved 
by the city auditor, at the end of each quarter of the year. The 
total amount to be paid to any alderman shall in no case exceed 
two hundred dollars per year, nor shall any alderman be paid 
for any meeting or hearing at which he is not present. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect on its passage, takel^'tfect 

on passage. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 221. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTEE OF E. H. ROLLINS & SONS, 
APPROVED AUGUST 7, 1889. 



Section 
1. Increase of capital stock. 



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

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

Section 1. That the corporation E. H. Rollins & Sons, which increase of ^ 
was duly incorporated under the name of E. H. Rollins & Son ^^^^^^ 
by an act of the legislature approved August 7, 1889, said name 
being changed to E. H. Rollins & Sons by an act of the legislature 
approved March 25, 1891, is hereby authorized to increase its 
capital stock to six hundred thousand dollars, said increased cap- 
ital stock to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^i^^®^^.^ tikes 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its pas- effect on 
sage. 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 222. 



AN ACT TO CONTINUE AND CONFIRM THE ORGANIZATION AND CHAR- 
TER OF THE EASTERN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE. 



Section 

1. Charter-confirmed. 

2. First meeting. 



Section 
3. No additional fee. 



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



Section 1. The charter of the Eastern Fire Insurance Com- charter 
pany of New Hampshire, granted at January session, 1893, of °°''^''°'®'^' 



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Chapter 223. 



[1901 



the New Hampshire legislature, and the organization under 
said charter, is hereby confirmed. 
First meeting. Sect. 2. The records of the organization of said corporation 
having been lost, the first meeting of said corporation may be 
held in accordance with said charter within one year from the 
date hereof with the same force and validity as if held within 
three years after the granting of said charter. 

Sect. 3. Ko additional charter fee shall be required. 



No additional 
fee. 



[Approved February 28, 1901. 



CHAPTER 223. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CITY SAVINGS BANK OF BERLIN. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers and duties. 

3. May liold real estate. 

4. Election of trustees, etc. 



Section 

5. Trustees, duties of. 

6. Who may receive salaries. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers 
and duties 



Section 1. That C. M. C. Twitchell and J. S. Phipps of 
Milan, George E. Clarke of Gorham, John B. Gilbert, John B. 
Noyes, A. M. Stahl, George E. Burgess, John Goebel, F. D. 
Bartlett, Lewis A, Hutchinson, and Charles N. Hodgdon, all of 
Berlin, 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 
City Savings Bank of Berlin, to be located at Berlin, in our 
county of Coos, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining 
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 corporations 
of a like nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or 
persons, corporations or associations, disposed to enjoy the 
advantages of said savings bank, any deposit or deposits of 
money, not exceeding five thousand dollars from any one per- 
son, except when made for the purpose of creating a sinking 
fund, subject to the by-laws of said savings bank; and may 
manage, use, and improve the same for the benefit of the depos- 
itors in such manner as shall be convenient or necessary for the 
security and profitable investment thereof, under the restrictions 
of the "laws regulating the investment and management of such 



1901] Chapter 223. 705 

funds; and all deposits, together with the net income and 
protits, may be withdrawn at such reasonable times, in such 
manner and proportions, and subject to such equitable rules and 
regulations, as said corporation may from time to time by its by- 
laws prescribe, not incompatible with the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire, May hold 
by foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as sav- ^'^^^ ®^^'^^** 
ings banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of this 
state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under this act. Election of 
and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, *^""^'^^^^' ®'^°' 
by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as mem- 
bers of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those who 
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 fif- 
teen 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 may be filled at a special 
meeting of said corporation called for that purpose. Said cor- 
poration, at its first meeting, shall enact such by-laws for the 
government and management of its business as shall not be in- 
compatible 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 regu- 
lation shall take eftect or be in force until the same shall have 
been approved by the bank commissioners. Said corporation 
shall at its first meeting adopt a cojpmon 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. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall qualify in the manner pre- Trustees, 
scribed by law. They shall annually choose one of their num- ''^^^^^ °^" 
ber as president of said bank. They shall also annually choose 
a treasurer and such other officers, clerks, agents, and servants 
as may be necessary for the proper management of the business 
of said bank, and may remove the same at pleasure. A majority 
of the trustees shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive anywiiomay 
compensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive sliSs. 
any emolument therefrom ; 'provided, however, that a reasonable 
compensation shall be paid to the ofiicers of said bank and others 
necessarily employed in transacting its business. ISTo 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 



706 Chapter 224. [1901 

therefrom the necessary charges and expenses and a proper sum 
for the establishment of a guaranty fund. 

First meeting. Sect. 7. The first meeting of this corporation shall be Called 
by any two of said incorporators, within two years from the pas- 
sage of this act, by publishing a notice within one week of said 
meeting in some newspaper published in Berlin ; and all subse- 
quent meetings of said corporation shall be notified by a like 
publication or by wa-itten 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 thereof 
shall have been stated in the call for said meeting. 

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

on passage. ^ '^ 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 224. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COCHECO MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO 
CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN- A RAILROAD FROM ITS PLANT IN THE 
CITY OF DOVER TO.THE TRACKS OF THE BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD 
IN SAID DOVER, ';F0R THE PURPOSE OF SHIPPING FREIGHT TO AND 
FROM SAID BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Construction authorized ; route. 

2. How laid out. 

3. Repair of highways ; liability. 

4. Obstruction of railroad or highway, 

penalty. 



Section 

5. City may take up street for repair. 

6. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



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

authoriSr Section 1. The Cocheco Manufacturing Company is hereby 
route. authorized to construct, operate, and maintain a railroad from 

some convenient point on the line of the Portsmouth & Dover 
branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad in the city of Dover, over 
and upon First street, across Central avenue, to and through the" 
yards of said Cocheco Manufacturing Company, over and upon 
Washington, Payne, and Main streets in said Dover, to connect 
with its print works, coal sheds, and the storehouses of said 
company, and to erect and maintain in any such highway poles 
and wires and all necessary appliances to operate said road by 
electricity or any motive power except steam; said company 
to have also the right to erect and maintain over and upon said 
streets wires for the purpose of operating a system of overhead 
wire freight transportation. 



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Sect. 2. Said railroad shall be laid out by the mayor and How laid out. 
aldermen of said Dover in like manner as highways are laid out, 
and notice shall be given to all landowners abutting on the 
streets or highways through which said raih'oad shall pass, of 
the time and place of hearing in reference to such laying out, by 
publication in such of the newspapers published in said Dover 
as the mayor and aldermen shall direct, fifteen days at least be- 
fore said day of hearing, and they shall determine the distance 
at which the track shall be laid from the sidewalk, the location 
of poles, wires, and other appliances. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall keep in repair such portion Repairs of 
of the streets or highways as are occupied by their tracks, andlrabuTty^"' 
shall be liable to pay for any loss or damage arising by reason 
of the negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of its agents or ser- 
vants, and in case any recovery is had against said city of Dover 
for defect or want of repair in or use of said railroad, said cor- 
poration shall be liable to pay the same with all reasonable costs 
and expenses. 

Sect. 4. Any person willfully or maliciously obstructins' obstruction 

•1 4.- • 4-v. r • 1 •! 1 xi J} * of railroad or 

said corporation m the use ot said railroad or the passage of any highway; 
carriages 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, and if said cor- 
poration, its agents or servants, willfully or maliciously obstruct 
any highway, they shall be punished by fine not exceeding five 
hundred dollars. 

Sect. 5. Said city shall have the power to take up the street, city may take 
through or across which the railroad may pass, for the same pur- rl'pain^^ ^^ 
poses and in the same manner they may now do, doing no un- 
necessary damage to the railroad. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require; and 'effect oi 
this act shall take efi*ect on its passage. passage 

[Approved February 28, 1901.] 



to 
takes 



708 



Chapter 225. 
CHAPTER 225. 



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AN ACT TO DEFINE, ENLARGE, AND CONFIRM: THE POWERS OF THE 
VILLAGE PRECINCT OF HANOVER. 



Adoption 
of act. 



Special 

precinct 

meeting. 



Powers of 
precinct. 



Officers 
and duties. 



Section 

1. Adoption of act. 

2. Special precinct meeting. 

3. Powers of precinct. 

4. Officers and duties. 

5. Additional powers. 

6. Chief engineer and assistants. 

7. Highway and sewer taxes. 

8. Taxes, how voted and collected. 

9. Borrowing money. 
10. Bond of treasurer. 



11. Reports of commissioners ; audit 

of accounts. 

12. Fiscal year; annual meeting. 

13. Check-list. 

14. Issue of bonds confirmed; annual 

tax to pay directed. 

15. Precinct a corporation. 

16. When act takes effect; repealing 

clause. 



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



in General 



Section 1. The village precinct of Hanover, comprising 
school district No. 1 of said town, established under laws hereto- 
fore in force, may adopt the provisions of this act at its annual 
meeting, or at any special meeting called for that purpose, and 
thereupon shall be invested with all the powers specified therein, 
and shall be governed thereby. 

Sect. 2. The said special meeting for the adoption of this act 
may be called by any justice of the peace, upon the petition of 
ten or more legal voters in said precinct, in the same manner as 
town meetings may be called by a justice of the peace. 

Sect. 3. The said precinct shall have all the rights and be 
subject to all the liabilities now belonging to it, and shall have 
all the powers granted to village districts under chapter 53 of 
the Public Statutes, including the extinguishment of fires, the 
lighting and sprinkling of streets, the planting and caring for 
shade and ornamental trees, the supply of water for domestic 
and fire purposes, the construction and maintenance of sidewalks 
and main drains or common sewers, and the appointing and 
employing of watchmen and police officers, and the said pre- 
cinct shall have all the powers in relation to these objects 
that towns have or may have in relation to like objects, and all 
that are necessarj^ for the acconiplishment of its purposes. 

Sect. 4. The legal voters of said precinct, at each annual 
meeting, shall elect by ballot a m.oderator, a clerk, a treasurer, 
an auditor, and three commissioners, all of whom shall be resi- 
dents of the precinct. All of said officers shall be elected by a 
majority vote of all the legal voters present and voting at the 
annual meeting. The moderator, clerk, treasurer, and auditor 
shall hold their ofiices for one year and until their successors are 
chosen or appointed and qualified. At the annual meeting at 
which this act shall be adopted, or, if it shall be adopted at a 
special meeting, at the next annual meeting thereafter, one com- 
missioner shall be elected to serve for one year, one for two 
years, and one for three years, and thereafter at each annual 



1901] Chapter 225. 709 

meeting one commissioner shall be elected to serve for a term of 
three years. The moderator, clerk, treasurer, and commissioners 
shall severally qualify, and possess the same powers and perform 
the same duties in respect to the precinct's meetino:s and busi- 
ness aftairs that the moderator, clerk, treasurer, and selectmen 
of towns respectively possess and perform in respect to like mat- 
ters in towns. The commissioners shall fill vacancies in the 
offices of clerk and treasurer and in their own board in the same 
manner as selectmen are required to till vacancies in correspond- 
ing town offices. 

Sect. 5. The commissioners shall have, within the precinct, Additional 
all the powers conferred by existing law upon the mayor and^°^"^" 
aldermen of cities respecting highways, sidewalks, and sewers; 
all the powers of city councils to regulate the use of public high- 
ways, sidewalks, and commons, as prescribed in section 10, sub- 
section 7, chapter 50 of the Public Statutes; all the powers of 
selectmen of towns respecting the locating and licensing of lines, 
of wire, poles, and other structures of telegraph, telephone, elec- 
tric light, and electric power companies, as prescribed in chap- 
ter 81 of the Public Statutes, and respecting the granting of per- 
mits for riding bicycles without limit of speed, as prescribed in 
chapter 93 of the Laws of 1897, and respecting the protection 
and preservation of ornamental and shade trees, as prescribed in 
chapter 40 of the Public Statutes and chapter 85 of the 
Laws of 1895 ; all the powers of firewards as prescribed in 
chapter 115 of the Public Statutes, and of city councils as 
prescribed by section 10, subsection 8, chapter 50 of the Pub- 
lic Statutes; and all the powders of health officers of towns 
as prescribed in chapter 108 of the Public Statutes, and of 
city councils as prescribed in section 10, subsection 13, chapter 
50 of the Public Statutes. The commissioners shall control and 
direct the expenditure of all moneys raised under authority of 
the precinct and by the town for expenditure in the precinct. 
They shall have sole authority to appoint a highway surveyor in 
said precinct, and in default of such appointment shall them- 
selves perform the duties of that office. The surveyor or com- 
missioners performing the duties of highwa}' surveyor in the 
precinct shall give bond to the town to account for all money com- 
ing into their bands and for the proper care and custody of the 
property of the town or precinct which may come into their cus- 
tody or control, and shall be deemed officers of the town. Noth- 
ing in this act shall be construed to impose any distinct or spe- 
cial liability upon the precinct respecting highways which is not 
by law imposed on any other highway district in said town. 

Sect. 6. The commissioners may, if they think proper, ap- chief 
point a chief engineer and two assistant engineers, who shall Inl^"^^'' 
perform attires the duties now devolving upon firewards, or fire *^®^^^^^*^- 
engineers. The clerk of the precinct shall forthwith, after any 
election of firewards or engineers, report their names and post- 
office addresses to the town clerk. 

Sect. 7. The precinct at its annual meeting shall determine Highway^ 
what amount of money in addition to the highway taxes to be taxes. 



710 



Chapter 225. 



[1901 



Taxes, liow 
voted and 
collected. 



Borrowing 
money. 



Bond of 
treasurer. 



Reports of 
commission, 
ers ; audit 
of accounts. 



levied by the authority of the town shall be raised in the pre- 
cinct, and what amount shall be raised for sewers. All taxes 
for sidewalks, highways, and sewers in the precinct shall be 
raised in money, whether by authority of the town or precinct; 
pirjiided, that nothing in this act shall be construed to dero- 
gate from the powers and duties of the town and selectmen 
to provide for ordinary and extraordinary repairs of bridges, 
culverts, highways, and embankments, and for the construction 
of new highways that may be laid out in the town. 

Sect. 8. The said precinct may vote to raise money at any 
legal meeting, in addition to the amount raised by the town, for 
expenditure in the precinct for any lawful purposes, including the 
making and repairing of highways, sidewalks, and sewers in the 
precinct, to purchase materials, tools, and apparatus, to purchase 
and lease land and buildings, to erect suitable buildings for the 
use of the precinct, but the land purchased for the precinct 
buildings and storage of its property shall not exceed one half 
acre. AH votes to raise money by taxation shall be certitied by 
the clerk of the precinct and transmitted within ten days to the 
selectmen of the town, and the sums so voted shall be assessed, 
collected, and paid over from the town treasury upon the order 
of the selectmen to the treasurer of the precinct. The power to 
abate and correct the assessment of such taxes shall belong to 
the board authorized to assess them, and aggrieved parties shall 
have the same remedies for relief as in case of town taxes. The 
commissioners shall draw orders upon the treasurer of the pre- 
cinct for the payment of all accounts and claims against the pre- 
cinct allowed by them, and take proper vouchers therefor. All 
highway and sewerage taxes levied in the precinct shall be col- 
lected in money by the collector of other taxes in town, and, in 
the first instance, paid into the town treasury. A separate 
account of the same shall be kept by the town treasurer, but said 
funds shall be expended and accounted for by the precinct com- 
missioners. 

Sect. 9. The commissioners, upon authority given them by 
vote of the precinct at any annual meeting or special meeting 
called for that purpose, may borrow money upon the credit of 
the precinct, to be used only for the purposes of the precinct, 
upon such time of credit, at such rate of interest, and to such an 
amount, as may by vote of the precinct be specially authorized. 

Sect. 10. The precinct treasurer shall within six days after 
his election or appointment, and before entering upon the duties 
of his office, give bond to the precinct, with sufficient sureties to 
the acceptance of the precinct or the commissioners for the^ 
faithful performance of his official duty, in form like that of 
county officers, and in default thereof the office shall be vacant. 

Sect. 11. The precinct commissioners shall annually prepare 
and submit in printed pamphlets a detailed account of all their 
transactions, their receipts and expenditures, with itemized state- 
ments of the prices paid for labor and material, to whom, for 
whom, and for what all such payments have been made, a state- 



1901] Chapter 225. 711 

ment of the indebtedness of the precinct, if auj exists, and of 
all outstanding bills due or claimed to be due against the pre- 
cinct at the close of the fiscal year. Such accounts shall be 
audited by the precinct auditor before the first day of March in 
each year, and in his report said auditor shall specify any illegal 
expenditures that he may find in the transactions of the commis- 
sioners or of the surveyor of the precinct. 

Sect. 12. The fiscal year for the precinct shall end on the Fiscal year; 
15th day of February. The annual meeting shall be holden in meeting. 
the month of March after the second Tuesday. In case of the 
neglect or refusal of the commissioners to warn a meeting or 
insert an article in a warrant, or of faihire to hold an annual 
meeting within the period limited by this act, it shall be called 
and warned in the same manner as in like cases in towns. 

Sect. 13. Upon petition of ten or more legal voters to the ciieck-iist. 
commissioners of the precinct, they shall prepare, post, and cor- 
rect a check-list of the legal voters of the precinct for use at any 
meeting, as supervisors of check-lists are required to do in case 
of towns ; and such check-list may be used in the election of offi- 
cers, or otherwise, as a check-list maybe used in town meetings. 

Sect. 14. The proceedings of said precinct in adopting the issue of bonds 
provisions of section 4 of chapter 290 of the Laws of 1893, em- annuauax' 
powering it to subscribe for stock of the Hanover Water-Works ^°i^"^e^| 
Company and to make contracts with said company for the use 
of its water for extinguishing fires and for such other purposes 
as may be deemed expedient, and to pay for said stock by bor- 
rowing money and issuing bonds therefor, are hereby ratified 
and confirmed ; and all subsequent proceedings of said precinct, 
and its ofiicers thereunder, are hereby ratified, confirmed, and 
legalized, and the said precinct shall raise by an annual tax the 
amount necessary to pay the interest on any of said notes or 
bonds outstanding, together with such further sum as may be 
necessary to redeem and cancel said notes and bonds as they 
may become due. 

Sect. 15. The villa2:e precinct of Hanover is declared to be Precinct a 

.., ,.*^-,i.,T • f J^ •■ 1 corporation. 

a municipal corporation withm the meaning of the municipal 
bonds act, 1895, and to have the power and authority vested 
in municipal corporations by the said act. 

Sect. 16. This act shall take effect upon its adoption by said^^|^|j^^^,t. 
precinct, except that if it shall be adopted at any special meet- repealling 
ing, the terms of ofiice of all persons then holding precinct 
offices in said precinct shall continue until its next annual meet- 
ing; and thereupon all acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with shall be repealed so far as they or any of them shall be 
applicable to said precinct. 

[Approved March 6, 1901.] 



712 



OuAPTERS 226, 227. 
CHAPTER 226. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE EXTENSION OF A SIDE TRACK IN MAN- 
CHESTER. 



SECTION 

1. Track authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Track 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That for the accommodation of the abutting or 
acljoiiiing landowners, the Concord Eailroad, or the Boston & 
Maine Railroad, lessee of the Concord Railroad, is hereby au- 
thorized to extend its side track from the south line of Auburn 
street in the city of Manchester northerly over and along the 
westerly side of Franklin street to the southerly side of Granite 
street in said city. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT TO UNITE THE ROCHESTER STREET RAILROAD COMPANY AND 
THEI UNION ELECTRIC RAILWAY INTO' ONE CORPORATION, TO BE 
KNOWN AS THE DOVER, SOMERSWORTH & ROCHESTER STREET RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Authorized to acquire certain street 

railways. 

3. Transfer by certain street railways 

authorized. 



Section 

4. Capital stock; bonds. 

5. May make by- laws. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



6 it enacted hy the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Sumner Wallace, Albert Wallace, George 
E. Wallace, J. F. Springfield, Elisha R. Brown, Thomas H. 
Dearborn, George D. Barrett, Charles H. Fish, Arthur G. 
Whitteraore, Rufus K Elwell, Wallace D. Lovell, A. S. McReel, 
and Edwin L. Pride, their associates, successors, and as.signs, 
are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway Company, 
and by that name mgiy sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby are in- 
vested with all the powers and privileges, and made subject to 



1901] Chapter 227. 713 

all the liabilities under the laws of this state, which are appli- 
cable to said corporation. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized at any time ^"^c°uhe^^ 
within two years from the date of the passage of this act, to certain street 
acquire by contract all the property, assets, and franchises of^'*^^^^^'^' 
the Rochester Street Railroad Company, a corporation duly 
chartered by an act of the legislature approved July 17, 1889, 
and all the propertj-, assets, and franchises of the Union Elec- 
tric Railway, a corporation originally chartered under the name 
of the Union Street Railroad Company by an act of the legisla- 
ture approved August 9, 1889, and subsequently reincorporated 
by the title. Union Electric Railway, under the provisions of 
chapter 52 of the Laws of 1895, as appears from the record in 
the office of the secretary of state of l^Tew Hampshire, filed 
February 19, 1897, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by 
said Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway Company, 
said Rochester Street Railroad Company, and said Union Elec- 
tric Railway, and upon execution of such contract said Dover, 
Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway Company shall have 
and enjoy all the franchises, rights, and powers of the said 
Rochester Street Railroad Company, and the said Union Street 
Railroad Company, and Union Electric Railway, together with 
the same rights of extension and franchises, rights, and powers 
in relation thereto necessary and convenient for the maintenance 
and operation of said Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street 
Railway Company ; subject, nevertheless, to any limitations in 
the respective charters, and to all provisions in the statutes ap- 
plicable thereto not inconsistent with this act; it being the 
intent of this act to authorize the said Rochester Street Rail- 
road Company and the corporation now known as the Union 
Electric Railway and formerly known as the Union Street Rail- 
road Company to unite and merge the property, assets, and 
franchises of said corporations into the corporation to be known 
as the Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway Com- 
pany created by this act. 

Sect. 3. The said Rochester Street Railroad Company and Transfer by 
the said Union Electric Railway are each hereby authorized rlfiw^/s^'''^^' 
and empowered to transfer and convey by contract all the prop- ^"^^°"^®'^- 
erty, assets, and franchises of each of said corporations to said 
Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway Company upon 
such terms as may be agreed upon by said corporations and as 
will enable said Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Rail- 
way Company to maintain and operate the street railways 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 each of the said corpora- 
tions may now or in any case could if no contract was made. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of this corporation shall not ex- capital stock; 
ceed the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, to be divided ^°"'^^* 
into shares of one hundred dollars each, except that said corpo- 
ration may increase its capital stock, subject to the general 'laws 



714 Chapter 227. [1901 

applicable to such increase. Said capital stock shall be issued 
to such amount as may be approved by the board of railroad 
commissioners, subject to and in accordance with the provisions 
of section 17, chapter 27 of the Laws of 1895, and all amend- 
ments thereto. Said corporation may from time to time issue 
coupon or registered bonds to provide means for construction 
and equipment 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 pur- 
pose of refunding its funded debt, or that of either of the com- 
panies authorized to be united under this act, or renewing or 
retiring the funded debt of either of the companies to be united 
under this act, or to provide means for building and equip- 
ping branches, extensions, or additions, to such amount and 
upon such terms as may be approved by the board of railroad 
commissioners, and subject to and in accordance with the pro- 
visions 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 there- 
after to be acquired. 

May make Sect. 5. Said Corporation may make such by-laws as may be 

y- ^"^^^ required, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, and may fix 
the time and place for holding the annual meeting. 

First meeting. Sect. 6. Any scven of the persons named as grantees may 
call the first meeting by publishing notice thereof in two news- 
papers, one printed at Dover, IST. H., and the other at Rochester, 
IST. H., said notices to be published 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 office until the first annual meeting thereafter or until their 
successors are chosen at a meeting of the stockholders legally 
called. 

Subject to Sect. 7. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 

effecf on^*^^^ whenever in its opinion the public good may require, and this 

passage. ^ct shall take efiect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 228. 
CHAPTEll 228. 



715 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HAVERHILL, PLAISTOW & NEWTON 
STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Corporation constituted ; powers and 
purposes. 

Capital stock. 

How laid out in highways. 

How laid out elsewhere. 

Location of tracks. 

Selectmen may make certain regu- 
lations. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Subject to general law. 
10. First meeting. 



IL 



Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built in two years. 



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

Section 1. That A. J. Sawyer, B. F. Wakefield, J. E. Haj- corporatum 
ford, Irving- M. Heath, A. W. Saro:ei)t, D. F. Wilder, all of Kew- purposes and 
ton, Charles W. Cass, Fred P.^Hill, John Dutlell, Moses B. p°^"''- 
Dow, Hilaire Golbert, Benjamin G. Farnsworth, all of Plaistow, 
Warren Brown of Hampton Falls, R. N. Elwell and A. E. 
McReel of Exeter, W. D. Lovell of Boston, and R. D. Hood of 
Hampton, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby 
made a corporation by the name of the Haverhill, Plaistow & 
IS'ewton Street Raihvay Company, with power to construct, main- 
tain, and operate a railway with convenient sidings, poles, wires, 
turnouts, and switches from some convenient point in the town 
of Newton, beginning at the state line between the states of New 
Hampshire and Massachusetts, and thence running through and 
in said towai of Newton, through and in the town of South 
Hampton, and through and in the town of Newton, and through 
and in the town of Plaistow, to some, convenient point in the 
town of Plaistow^ at the state line between the states of New 
Hampshire and Massachusetts; and in said towns said street 
railway may be constructed upon and over such highways and 
lands as may be necessary ; and may also construct and main- 
tain 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 operation of said 
railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital stock, 
ceed one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each ; but said com- 
pany may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only 
as may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, includ- 
ing the amount required to provide motive power for the opera- 
tion 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. Any mort- 



How laid out 
in highways. 



715 Chapter 228. [1901 

gages made by this corporation may include after-acquired 
property and franchises as well as those existing. 

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 the town in which said portions of highways or streets 
maybe. 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 locatioji 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 toother 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 com- 
missioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the expense ot 
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. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public 
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 
privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and 
liabilities contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through w-hich said 
railw^ay shall pass, shall, within their respective towns, have ex- 
clusive 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 convenience and safety 
of the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be no 
appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said 



How laid out 
elsewhere. 



Location ot 
tracks. 



Selectmen 



Sin'i^lu- rail*\'ay shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and 

latioas. i^-^^^-j ^^f 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 



1901] Chapter 228. 717 

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 construction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, 
and turnouts within any highway in their respective towns, as 
the interests or convenience of the public may require ; and all 
designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or estab- 
lished and all locations made by the 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 Rights 
and repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter high- towDlf*^ *° 
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 company to 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- mghVays in 
sioners, road commissioners, or surveyor of highways, in the^®^^"'* 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the sur- 
face 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 track ; 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 miscon- 
duct of its agents and servants in construction, management, or 
use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the subject to 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the provis- ^^"^"^^^ ^*^- 
ions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- ^^^^ 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 eff"ect on its passage, but shall Takes effect 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- void as to 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas- l^unt fn two 

sage. years. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



718 



Chapter 229. 
CHAPTER 229. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO INCORPOEATE THE PORTSMOUTH & EXETER STREET RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY. 



1. Corporation constituted; powers and 

purposes; route. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How located in highways. 

4. How located elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regu 

lations. 



Section 

7. Eights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in re- 

pair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built in two j-ears. 



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



Corporation 
constituted; 
powers and 
purposes; " 
route. 



Section 1. That John Templeton, Eben Folsom, R. N. El- 
well, A. E. McReel, A. S. Wetherell, William Burlina^ame, Frank 
O. Tilton, Charles W. Taylor, and F. M. Cilley, all of Exeter, John 
W. Griffin of Newmarket, Herbert B. Dow and Samuel W. 
Emery of Portsmouth, Warren Brow^n of Hampton Falls, Wal- 
lace D. Lovell of Newton, Massachusetts, and E. R. Hastings of 
Boston, Massachusetts, their successors, associates, and assigns, 
are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Portsmouth 
& Exeter Street Railway Company, with power to construct, 
maintain, and operate a railway with convenient sidings, poles, 
wires, turnouts, and switches from some point on High street 
opposite Portsmouth avenue in the town of Exeter at the track 
of the Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Com- 
pany, connecting there with such track, thence running through 
the towns of Exeter, Stratham, and Greenland and the city of 
Portsmouth to a terminal point in the city of Portsmouth. 
Said terminal point in the city of Portsmouth shall be ascer- 
tained and is fixed as follows : If the Boston & Maine Railroad 
shall before October 20, 1901, construct and build and have 
in condition for operating a line extending from the present 
terminus of its electric railroad to Portsmouth Plains, then the 
terminus of said Portsmouth & Exeter Street Railway shall be at 
some convenient point in the track of said Boston & Maine 
Electric Railroad in the highway at Portsmouth PJains, but in 
case the said Boston & Maine Electric Railroad extension to 
said Plains is not built and extended to Portsmouth Plains 
and ready for operation by October 20, 1901, then the said Ports- 
mouth & Exeter Street Railway Company's railroad shall have 
its Portsmouth terminus at the track of the said Boston & Maine 
Electric Railroad at the junction or intersection of Middle and 
Lafayette roads in said Portsmouth, running to reach that point 
through the Plains and Middle roads. At whatever point the 
terminus in Portsmouth is finally fixed, at such terminal point 
the Portsmouth & Exeter Street Railway Company may make 
connection with its track with said Boston & Maine Electric 



1901] Chaptbr 229. 719 

Railroad. In said towns of Exeter, Stratham, and Greenland 
said street railway may be constructed in and over such public 
highways and private lands as may be necessary ; and may also 
construct and maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and 
other motors, engines, electric and other machinery for the gen- 
eration 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- capital stock, 
ceed one 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 
only as may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, in- 
cludmg 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 accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter 27, section 17, Laws of 1895. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of a how located 
public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- ^'^ ^^s^^^^^- 
men of the town in which said 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 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 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 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 se- 
lectmen 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 ap- 
portioned by the board of railroad commissioners between the 
railway and the town, as such board may deem just. The se- 
lectmen 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 railway not located in a public how located 
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 



720 



Chapter 229. 



[1901 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain 
regulations. 



Rights 
reserved to 
towns. 



Company to 



highways in 
repair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting, 



privileges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and 
liabilities contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said 
railway shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have ex- 
clusive 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 convenience and safety 
of the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said 
railway 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 operat- 
ing said railway, the construction of tracks, poles, wires, 
switches, and turnouts within any highway in their respective 
towns, as the interests 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 respective towns. The 
railway company, or any person interested, may at any time ap- 
peal 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 liability 
therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair to the 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- 
sioners, road commissioners, or surveyor of highways, in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the sur- 
face 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 por- 
tion of the highway so occupied by its tracks ; and shall be lia- 
ble 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 construction, man- 
agement, 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. 



1901] Chapter 230. 721 

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-void^as'to^' 
■structed and ready for operation within two years from its guif^ |n*uro 
passage. ye^^^- 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 230. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF LISBON TO ISSUE BONDS FOR THE 

PURPOSE OF PURCHASING OR TAKING LAND AND ERECTING THEREON 

A TOWN BUILDING, 

Section , Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 3. Action by town required. 

3. Right of eminent domain. | 4. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The town of Lisbon is hereby authorized to erect issue of 
for the use of the town a building of such size and proportion ^^"iforized. 
as it may determine on, and may rent such parts thereof as are 
not required for town purposes to any private library asso- 
ciation existing in said town or to any other association, corpo- 
ration, or individual, on such terms and for such lawful purposes 
as the selectmen may determine upon ; and for the purpose 
aforesaid and for the purpose of securing a suitable plot of land 
therefor, may issue negotiable notes or bonds of said town, not 
exceeding thirty thousand dollars. Said bonds shall be payable 
in twenty years from their date and redeemable after ten years 
at the option of the town, and shall bear interest at a rate not 
exceeding four per cent per annum, and shall be signed by the 
selectmen and countersigned by the treasurer of said town. All 
bonds purporting to be issued by virtue or in pursuance of this 
act, and signed as hereinbefore provided, shall, in favor of bo7ia 
jide 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 proceedings, or to the application of the proceeds 
of such issue. 

Sect. 2. Said town shall have the right to proceed and con- Right of 
demn land for the purpose aforesaid, if it cannot agree with the domain, 
owner or owners thereof, in the same manner as land is taken 
for the purpose of a public park. 

Sect. 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize Action by 
any proceeding under the same except upon vote of the town at °^" J^eqmre 
a meeting regularly called for the purpose. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage. l^^^Ltf^2^ 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



722 



Chapter 231. 
CHAPTER 231. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
HEDDING CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION OF THE METHODIST EPISCO- 
PAL CHURCH," PASSED JUNE 2, 1863. 



Section 

1. Annual tax authorized. 

2. How collected if unpaid. 

3. How expended. 



Section 

4. Unexpended taxes ; books to be kept. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Annual tax 
authorized. 



if unpaid. 



Section 1. That the Hedding Camp Meeting Association 
may lay upon each and every one of its members who is or may 
become the owner of property within the grounds now or here- 
after owned or controlled by said association, an annual tax or 
assessment, the same not to exceed one per cent upon the valua- 
tion which the assessors of the town of Epping shall place upon 
said property, as the basis of town taxation for the then current 
year. 
How collected Sect. 2. That said association shall have a lien upon the 
property assessed for the payment of said assessment or tax, and 
when the owner of such property fails to pay the tax so assessed 
after thirty days' written notice of such assessment, the treasurer 
of said association may collect such assessment by auction sale 
of the property assessed, or so much thereof as may be necessary, 
subject to the right of redemption within one year upon pay- 
ment of the tax with interest and the expenses of sale, notice of 
the sale to be given in the same manner required by law in case 
of sales under power of sale mortgages. 

Sect. 3. The tax so assessed and collected shall be expended 
for lighting said grounds, furnishing and providing water for 
domestic and mechanical uses, for policing said grounds, and 
providing sanitary accommodations ; jwovided, that in no event 
shall the money received from taxes as hereinbefore authorized 
be diverted from the purposes named in this section. 

Sect. 4. Any moneys raised by assessment as hereinbefore 
authorized, and not expended during the year covered by such 
assessment for the purposes specified in section 3 of this act, shall 
be carried upon the books of the association to the credit of 
" Sanitary Improvements," and be applied in the following years 
to the purposes named ; jwovided^ that the books of the associa- 
tion shall be open to the inspection of the property owners at all 
times and be regularly audited at each annual meeting of the 
association by a representative of the tax-paying property 
owners. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



How- 
expended 



Unexpended 
taxes; books 
to be kept. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



1901] 



Chapter 232. 
CHAPTER 232. 



723 



AN ACT TO CREATE THE ROMAN CATHOLIC BISHOP OF MANCHESTER 
AND HIS SUCCESSORS A CORPORATION SOLE. 



Section 

1. Corporation created ; succession. 

2. Powers. 

3. Return by present bishop to secre- 

tary of state. 

4. Returns by successors. 



Sectiok 

5. Cei-tain conveyances to be construed 

as made to corporation. 

6. Restrictions upon conveyance. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The present Roman Catholic bishop of the die- corporation 
cese of Manchester and his successors in office shall be and succession, 
hereby are made a body politic and corporation sole, under the 
name of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, and by that 
name the said bishop and his successors in office shall be kno\Yn, 
and shall hereafter have succession, with all the powers, rights, 
and privileges prescribed, and subject to all the liabilities and 
limitations imposed by the Public Statutes. In the event of a 
vacancy in the office of bishop, owing to the decease of an incum- 
bent, or his resignation, or transfer to another see, or should any 
bishop in said office be or become incapacitated from perform- 
ing his duties therein, then the person regularly appointed admin- 
istrator of said diocese shall, while his appointment as such 
administrator continues, have the same powers as are by this act 
conferred upon the Roman Catholic bishop of said diocese ; but 
no person shall succeed to, or have, enjoy, or administer any of 
the rights, privileges, powers, or franchises herein granted or pro- 
vided for, who is not a citizen of the United States of America. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be empowered to receive, take. Power?, 
and hold, by sale, gift, lease, devise, or otherwise, real and per- 
sonal estate of every description, for religious, charitable, educa- 
tional, and burial purposes, and to manage and dispose of the 
same for the religious, charitable, educational, and burial pur- 
poses of the Roman Catholic church, subject to the laws of this 
state and to the terms of any trust set forth in any bequest, 
devise, deed, or conveyance of any such estate, or which may now 
exist or result by implication or force of law, with such limita- 
tions as may by law govern any such trust, with full power, sub- 
ject to the laws of this state and to the terms of such trusts, to 
convey the said estate by deed absolute, or by mortgage to secure 
payment of money. 

Sect. 3. The present Roman Catholic bishop of Manchester Return by 
shall, within one year after the passage of this act, make, sign, bis^hop\o 
and make oath to a statement which he shall submit to the secre- stat'e.'^^'^ °' 
tary of state, setting forth that he lawfully and regularly holds 
the office of Roman Catholic bishop of Manchester, and that he 
accepts the provisions of this act and will duly conform to them. 



724 Chapter 232. [1901 

If it appears that the statement has been duly made, signed, and 
sworn to, the secretary of state shall certify that fact and his 
approval of the statement by his indorsement thereon. Such 
statement shall thereupon be tiled by the person making the 
same, in the office of the secretary of state, who shall cause the 
statement, with the indorsement thereon, to be recorded, and 
shall thereupon issue a certificate to the person making the state- 
ment, reciting this act, the substance of the statement aforesaid, 
and that said Roman Catholic bishop of Manchester and his suc- 
cessors are legally established as and are made an existing corpo- 
ration, under the name of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Man- 
chester, with the powers, rights, and privileges, and subject to 
the limitations, duties, and restrictions which by law appertain 
thereto. The secretary shall sign the same and cause the seal of 
the state to be thereto affixed, and such certificate shall be con- 
clusive evidence of the existence of such corporation. He shall 
also cause a record of such certificate to be made, and a certified 
copy of such record may be given in evidence with like effiset as 
the original certificate. 
Returns by Sect. 4. Every successor in the office of Roman Catholic 
successors. j^jgijQp of Manchester, and every person duly appointed to 
administer the office for any cause, shall forthwith make, sign, 
and make oath to a statement, which he shall immediately tile 
in the office of the secretary of state, setting forth that he is a 
citizen of the United States, that at the time of making such 
statement he lawfully and regularly held the office of bishop of 
Manchester, or the office of administrator of the diocese thereof, 
as the case may be, and that he has accepted said office and com- 
menced the duties thereof; and, in addition thereto, he shall 
submit to the secretary of state his letter of appointment in evi- 
dence of his being bishop or administrator. 
Certain Sect. 5. All gifts, grants, deeds, and conveyances, and also 

to bl con"*^^^ all devises and bequests heretofore made, of property within this 
Se^o^ state, to Denis M. Bradley, or Denis M. Bradley, Bishop of Man- 
corporation. Chester, or Denis M. Bradley, Roman Catholic Bishop of Manches- 
ter, or Denis M. Bradley, Bishop of New Hampshire, with or 
without the prefix Rt. Rev., shall be construed, unless the con- 
trary clearly appears from the instrument, when the terms of it 
and the limitations thereof shall prevail, as conveying, giving, 
granting, devising, or bequeathing the property in such instru- 
ment mentioned to the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, 
and that the titles passing respectively by such instruments and 
now held by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, shall be 
and the same are hereby vested in the corporation established 
by this act, subject to any trust expressed in any said instru- 
ment, and to any limitations governing said trust. It being 
hereby provided, however, that such title shall vest in the cor- 
poration hereby established, subject to such mortgages, or en- 
cumbrances, now existing thereon. 
Restrictions Sect. 6. It is also hereby provided that said corporation shall 
be regarded as holding, in trust, the property of each parish, in 



upon 
conveyance. 



1901] 



Chapter 233. 



725 



said diocese, for tlie use and benefit of the members of such 
parish ; and said corporation shall not convey by mortgage, or 
otherwise pledge, the property of any parish for the debts, or 
other obligations, of any other parish within the diocese ; the 
property of each parish thereof to be only liable and subject to a 
mortgage or pledge to secure or satisfy debts and obligations 
incurred and created for the use and benefit of such parish. 
Sect. 7. This act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 283. 



AN ACT TO INC0RP0rLi.TE THE EXETER, HAMPTON & AMESBUEY STREET 
RAILWAY EMPLOYEES' RELIEF ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Purposes. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That Jack C. Herlyck, Bert Burbank, Joseph M. corporation 
Burbank, Harry S. Stone, Louis P. Clark, Jerry Mahouey, John ''°"'^^*''^^'^- 
Smith, John Drysdale, and their associates, successors, and assigns, 
be and hereby are incorporated and made a body politic by the 
name of the Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Em- 
ployees' Relief Association, and under that name shall be vested 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabili- 
ties of corporations of a similar nature, and may hold and pos- 
sess real estate and personal property for the purposes of said 
corporation, and sell and convey the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. Said association may receive funds from any source, powers, 
and hold and dispose of the same as trustee for the aid and 
relief of sick and disabled members by the payment of sick 
benefits. 

Sect. 3. The purposes for which said association is incorpo- Purposes, 
rated are : to form a more perfect organization, establish har- 
mony of action, insure prosperity and success, provide pecu- 
niary support, secure protection, and promote the best interests 
of the employees of said railway. 

Sect. 4. Any three of the persons named herein may call the First meeting, 
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 takes effect upon its passasre. Takes effect 

*■ ^ '^ on passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



726 



Chapter 234. 
CHAPTER 234. 



[1901 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SOMEES- 
WORTH, CREATING/ A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS FOR SAID 
CITY. 



Section 

1. Board of police commis.sioners estab- 

Jislied. 

2. How and -when appointed; terms of 

ofHce. 

3. Power of removal. 

4. Police force, how constituted; pow- 

ers and duties. 

5. Compensation of police. 

6. Commissioners to make rules and 

require enforcement of criminal 
laws. 



Section 

7. Chairman and clerk. 

8. Compensation of commissioners. 

9. Meetings of hoard; reports. 

10. Tenure of office of present lorce. 

11. Repealing clause; act takes effect > 

passage. 



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



Board of 
police com- 
missioners 
established. 



How and 
when 

appointed ; 
terms of 
Office. 



Section 1. The powers now possessed by the mayor and 
city councils of the city of Somersworth in regard to the election 
and appointment and the removal of police officers for said city, 
as provided by the city charter of said city and by the statutes 
of this state, are hereby transferred to a board of police commis- 
sioners, and shall from and after the taking effect of this act be 
exercised only by said board of police commissioners, of whom 
two shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of all business 
and making appointments and removals. 

Sect. 2. On or before the first day of March, 1901, the gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint 
three police commissioners, who shall have been residents of 
said city of Somersworth at least five years immediately pre- 
ceding the date of their appointment, one of whom shall hold 
office for two j^ears from the first Tuesday of March, 1901, one 
for four years and one for six years, from said date, or until their 
successor is appointed and qualified; and biennially thereafter, 
on or before the first day of March, the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, shall appoint one commissioner who 
shall take the place of the one whose term expires, and who shall 
serve for six years, unless sooner removed as hereinafter pro- 
vided; and any vacancy in said board shall be filled in the same 
manner. At no time shall more than two of said commissioners 
belong to one political party, and no commissioner shall hold or 
be a candidate for any other public office during his term of 
office. 
Power of Sect. 3. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 

removal. council, shall have full power to remove any commissioner at 

any time, after a fair hearing and for just cause. 
Police force, Sect. 4. The policc forcc of said city shall consist of a city 
tutldTpowers^^^i'shal, assistant city marshal, and not exceeding three police 
and duties, officers, who shall devote such time as may be required by the 



1901] Chapter 234. 727 

commissioners to the performance of the duties of their office, 
and who shall not be engaged in any other business or occupa- 
tion, or hold any state, county, or municipal office, except as' 
aforesaid, during their continuance in office, and special police 
officers whenever occasion requires, who shall perform such ser- 
vice as may be required of them by the police commissioners, 
and they shall all be appointed by the police commissioners, and 
ishall severally hold their office during the pleasure of said com- 
missioners. All police officers appointed by the police commis- 
sioners shall have and exercise when on duty all the powers now 
possessed by police officers and constables, except as to the ser- 
vice of civil process. The police commissioners shall have the 
right to remove any member of the police force when in their 
judgment the public good requires it. 

Sect. 5. The compensation of each police officer shall be one compensation 
dollar and seventy-five cents per day, when actually on duty ; the °^ p°^^°®- 
assistant city marshal, one dollar and seventy-five cents per day 
when actually on duty ; and the city marshal, seven hundred and 
fifty dollars per year ; all the above salaries, including those of 
the police commissioners and their necessary expenses, to be paid 
monthly by said city of Somersworth, and to be in full for all 
fees in criminal cases. 

Sect. 6. The police commissioners shall have full power, and commission- 
it shall be their duty to make rules for the government of the ruies^and^^ 
police force which shall be in accordance with the laws of the enforcement 
state, and enforce said rules. It shall be the duty of the police of criminal 
commissioners to see that the police officers appointed by them, 
and under their control, faithfully and impartially enforce all the 
criminal laws of the state. 

Sect. 7. The board of police commissioners shall elect one ciiairman 
of their number who shall act as chairman, and one who shall act ^^^ ^^®^'^' 
as clerk and keep a record of their proceedings, issue all notices, 
and attest all such papers and orders as said board shall desire. 

Sect. 8. The annual compensation of said police commis- compensa- 
sioners shall be seventy-five dollars for the member chosen clerk, commis- 
and fifty dollars for each of the other two members. The city ^^°'^^^^- 
councils of Somersworth shall immediately furnish a suitable 
room in some central place in said city, properly heated and 
lighted, provided with furniture and stationery and all articles 
necessary for the use of said police commissioners in the per- 
formance of their duties. 

Sect. 9. The board of police commissioners shall meet at Meetings of 
least twice a month, and shall make a detailed report of their report's, 
doings quarterly to the mayor and city councils of said city, and 
annually to the governor in the month of December. The 
records of said board shall at all times be open to the inspection 
of the governor and the citizens of said Somersworth, 

Sect. 10. The persons now holding the offices of city mar- Tenure of 
shal, assistant city marshal, and all police officers, constables, presen" force 
and special police officers, now in office in said Somersworth, 
shall hold their respective offices only until their successors are 



728 



Chapter 235. 



[1901 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



appointed by the board of police commissioners for said city, and 
shall receive pay only for such time as they may have served in 
office. 

Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 235. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE MANCHESTER SAFETY DE- 
POSIT & TRUST COMPANY, PASSED MARCH 25, 1891, FIXING AND 
REGULATING THE ISSUE OF ITS CAPITAL STOCK, AND FOR OTHER 
PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Subject to 



Section 1. Section 4 of said act is amended so as to read and 
be as follows : Said corporation may fix its capital stock at any 
sum not less than twenty-five thousand dollars, nor more than 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and issue the same in 
such sums and upon such calls and at such times as the board 
of directors shall determine, and it shall be taxed in the same 
manner and subject to the same laws, rules, and regulations as 
guaranty savings banks. 

Sect. 2. Any part of said act inconsistent with this act is 
repealed. 

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this 



effecf on^^^^ act, and it shall take efiect from and after its passage. 
[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



effect on 
passage 



1901] 



Chapter 236. 
CHAPTER 236. 



729 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE) PEEELESS CASUALTY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Who deemed to be members. 



Section 
3. Stock to constitute guarantee fund. 



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



Section 1. Calvin B. Perry, C. J. Woodward, Walter R. corporation 
Porter, Johu E. Allen, Walter G. Perry, and all other persons ^^^Ssf^' 
who are and who shall continue to be residents of ^ew Hamp- 
shire and may hereafter become members in the manner hereafter 
described, are hereby constituted a corporation by the name 
of the Peerless Casualty Company, for the purpose of insuring 
any person against bodily injury, disablement, or death resulting 
from accident, and providing benefits for disability caused by 
sickness ; and by said name they may sue and be sued, plead 
and be impleaded, have a common seal and the same alter at 
pleasure, and may enjoy all the other rights and powers incident 
to such corporations. 

Sect. 2. All stockholders of this corporation and all persons who deemed 
who shall at any time become interested in said company by in- members, 
suring or continuing to be insured therein as hereinafter pro- 
vided, shall be deemed and taken to be members thereof for 
and during the term specified in their respective policies and no 
longer ; and shall at all times be concluded and bound by the 
provisions of this act. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall issue stock to the sum of ten stock to 
thousand dollars for the purpose of establishing a guarantee |uarantee 
fund for the payment of claims of its policy holders. Saidf^*^- 
stock may receive dividends not to exceed ten per cent per 
annum. Further profits shall accrue for the benefit of the com- 
pany and its members. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



730 



Chapter 237. 
CHAPTER 237. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHAETER OF THE CRYSTAL SPRINGS WATER 
COMPANY OF BETHLEHEM. 



Section 

1. Charter amended; capital stock in- 

creased. 

2. Increase in amount of real estate. 

3. May hold property in Franconia. 



Section 

4. May take land, etc., in Franconia. 

5. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



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



Increase of 
capital stock, 



Increase in 
real estate. 



May hold 
property in 
Franconia. 



May take 
land, etc., in 
Franconia. 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. That the charter of the Crystal Springs "Water 
Company as granted by chapter 141 of the Laws of 1878, and 
amended by chapter 100 of the Laws of 1879, be amended by 
striking out the word " twenty " inserted by said amendment 
in said chapter 100 of said Laws of 1879 and inserting instead 
thereof the words seventy-five, so that the capital stock of said 
corporation may consist of such number of shares of the par value 
of one hundred dollars each as may be determined by the direc- 
tors, not exceeding in the whole the sum of seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars. 

Sect. 2. That section 4 of said chapter 141 of the Laws of 
1878 be amended by striking out the word " ten " therein and 
inserting instead thereof the word seventy-five, so that said 
corporation may purchase and hold real and personal estate not 
exceeding in value seventy-five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. That section 4 of chapter 141 of the Laws of 1878 
be amended by inserting after the words " the purpose of this 
act" the words, whether located in the town of BethleheYn or 
the town of Franconia or both, and also by inserting at the end 
of said section after the word " Bethlehem " the words, and 
Franconia respectively, so that said corporation may have the 
same rights in the town of Franconia as it has in the town of 
Bethlehem. 

Sect. 4. That section 5 of said chapter be amended by in- 
serting in the second line thereof after the word "ponds" the 
words, whether located in said Bethlehem or in Franconia, so 
that said corporation shall have the same rights in the town of 
Franconia under this section that it has in the town of Bethle- 
hem. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take efiect upon its passage and all 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 
pealed. 

[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapters 238, 239. 
CHAPTER 238. 



731 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 150 OF THE LAWS OF 1878, 
INCORPORATING THE ELIOTT BRIDGE COMPANY. 



Section 
2. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 



Section 
1. May transfer property. 



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

Section 1. The Eliott Bridge Company is hereby authorized ^ayuansfer 
and empowered to lease, transfer, or convey all its rights, privi-^^°^^^ ^" 
leges, property, and franchises to any individual or corporation 
duly established under the laws of the State of N'ew Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to 
whenever in its opinion the public good may require; and this eC^ on*^^^^ 
act shall take effect upon its passage. passage. 



[Approved March 7, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 239. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEWPORT k GEORGB'S MILLS ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 






Section 


.1. Corporation constituted; 


powers; 


7. Rights reserved to towns. 


route. 






8. Company to keep highways in re- 


2. Capital stock. 






pair. 


3. How located in highways. 






5. Subject to general law. 


4. How located elsewhere. 






10. First meeting. 


5. Location of tracks. 






11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 


6. Selectmen may make certain 


regu- 


parts not built in two years. 


lations. 









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

Section 1. That Henry Patten, Elwin F. Philbrick, G. H. corporation 
Cross, B. E. Sanborn, Ruel L. Heath, Edson F. Hill, Marshall powers^;route. 
P. Clark, Enos Collins, Walter S. Clough, Vasco Kennedy, 
Albe E. Wheeler, George A. Chase, Charles P. Dole, K S. 
Gardner, Grin F. Hill, Adah G. Hill, Alva B. Brown, Joseph C. 
Severance, John Robie, Kirk M. Tenney, Joseph L. Brown, 
N. J. Gardner, John L. George, and G. F. Sanborn, all of 
Springfield, in the county of Sullivan, Charles H. Forehand, Grin 
A. Stocker, Charles 0. Hall, Isaac P. Rawson, S. W. Gilman, 
S. G. Walker, Daniel Kennedy, George A. Wright, O. C. Fore- 
hand, Stephen O. Powers, Norman B. Foye, G. W. Dissibar, 
Elizabeth D. Comings, William 0. Burke, D. A. Sargent, Gus- 



732 Chapter 239. [1901 

tavus F. Allen, of Croydon, in the county of Sullivan, Eeed & 
Buswell, George H. Walker, Ira B. Walker, Imla S. Brown, 
Aaron L. Brown, Elwin L. Walker, E. L. Dion, C. T. Mat- 
thews, E. A. Spiller, F. L. Hudson, James M. Howe, Isaac 
Eeney, W. H. Miller, F. W. Leavitt, M. P. Burpee, W. C. Bur- 
pee, J. B. Pillsbury, A. Collins & Son, Abijah Powers, Perley 
Walker, D. J). Thornton, Epaphras Shuman, Erwin E. Spiller, 
Udo I. Currier, John L. Spiller, Edwin Howard, of Grantham, 
in the county of Sullivan, their associates, successors, and 
assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the New- 
port & George's Mills Electric Eailway Company, with power 
to construct, maintain, and operate a railway, w^ith convenient 
sidings, turnouts, and switches, starting from and forming con- 
nection with the Boston & Maine Eailroad track at some conve- 
nient point in the town of Newport in the county of Sullivan, 
and continuing by w^ay of Croydon Flat, East Croydon, Gran- 
tham, and Springfield to any convenient point in the town of 
Sunapee in said county of Sullivan, over and upon such high- 
ways and lands as may be necessary, 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. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed three 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 
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 its capital stock actually 
paid in. The amount of the 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, section 17, Laws of 
1895. 

How located Sect. 3. All parts of Said railway occupying any portion of 

ways. ^p^1j-[j^ -j^-g]^^^-^ QP g^Pgg^ g]^j^]J |3g lQg^^g(J -f^gpgQjj |3y j.Jjggg]g(j^. 

men of the town in which said portions of highways and 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 the place at which they will consider said petition for loca- 
tion 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 restric- 
tions and upon such conditions as they may deem the inter- 
ests 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 



1901] Chapter 239. 733 

time to other parts of the same highway or street by subse- 
quent 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 commission- 
ers, 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 high- 
ways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public How locatea 
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 the duties, restrictions, and liabili- 
ties contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said Location of 
railroad shall pass, shall, within their respective towns, have ex- ^^'^'^'^^" 
elusive 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 convenience and safety 
of the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- selectmen 
way shaU pass, respectively, may designate the quality and kind cenafn'"''® 
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 
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 appeal from such designations, orders, rules, and reo-ula- 
tions thus made and established to the board of railroad conimis- 
sioners 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 Rights 
repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter high- to't^ownl 
ways as authorized bylaw, without incurring any liability there- 
for to said corporation. 



734 



Chapter 240. 



[1901 



Company to 
keep 

highways in 
repair. 



Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- 
sioner, highway commissioner, or surveyor of hig-hways, in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the sur- 
face 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 miscon- 
duct of its agents and servants in the construction, manage- 
ment or use ot its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the provis- 
ions herein. 

First meeting, j^ect. 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 daj-s prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take etiect upon its passage, but shall 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- 
structed and ready for operatio^i within two years from its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



Subject to 
general law- 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
void as to 
parts not 
built in two 
years. 



CHAPTER 240. 



AN ACT TO IXCOEPOEATE THE ASHLAXD & ASQUAM ELECTRIC EAIL- 
WAY COilPAXT. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers; 

route. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How located in highways. 

4. How located elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regu- 

lations. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in re- 

pair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built in two years. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
powers ;route, 



Section 1. That Alvin F. Wentworth, Frank H. Rollins, 
Charles T. Ayer, and Charles J. Gould of Plymouth, and James 
L. Wilson and James F. Huckins of Ashland, and their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by 
the name of the Ashland & Asquam Electric Railway, with 
powers to construct, maintain, and operate a railway with con- 
venient sidings, turnouts, ancl sw^itches, from some convenient 
point in the village of Ashland in the town of Ashland, and 



1901] Chapter 240. 735 

through the towns of Ashland and Holderness, to some conven- 
ient point in the town of Sandwich; and may also construct and 
maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, en- 
gines, electric and other machinery for the generation of elec- 
tricity or other motive power, except steam, for the operation of 
said railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital stock, 
ceed fifty 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 at no time 
exceed the amount of its capital stock actually paid in. Tbe 
amount of capital stock and bonds to be 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 how located 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the ge- ^'i ^^^siiways. 
lectmen of the town in which said 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 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 pub- 
lic require ; and the location thus granted shall be the true loca- 
tion 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 ofiice, if in their judgment the public good re- 
C|uires such change ; but if such order is made after the construc- 
tion 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 ap- 
peal, in the same manner as now provided for by law in the lay- 
ing out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public how located 
highway shall be laid out, located, and the location changed elsewhere, 
under the provisions of chapter 15 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. 



736 



Chapter 240. 



[1901 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain 
regulations. 



Rights 
reserved to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep 

liigliways 
in repair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
void as to 
parts not 
built in two 
years. 



Sect. 5. The selectmen of tlie towns through which said 
railway shall pass, shall, within their respective towns, have ex- 
clusive 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 convenience and safety 
of the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. Selectmen of the towns through which said railway 
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 reason- 
able orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to their por- 
tion of said railway occupying the public highways in their 
respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of opera- 
tion of 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 
appeal from such designations, orders, rules, and regulations 
thus made and established to the board of railroad commis- 
sioners, who shall, upon notice, hear the parties and finally de- 
termine 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- 
sioners, road commissioners, or surveyors of highways in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the sur- 
face material of the portion of highways and bridges occupied 
by its tracks, and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel 
the highway 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, neghgence, 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- 
ino- 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 efl:ect upon 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 March 14, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 241. 
CHAPTER 241. 



737 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER & HAVERHILL STREET 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers; 

route. 

2. Contingent extension of route. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. How located in highways. 

5. How located elsewhere. 

6. Location of tracks. 

. 7. Selectmen may make certain regu- 
lations. 



SECTION 

8. Rights reserved to owns. 

9. Company to keep highways in re- 

pair. 

10. Subject to general law. 

11. First meeting. 

12. Takes effect on passage ; void as to 

parts not huilt in two years. 



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

Section 1. That Charles M. Floyd, James W. Hill, Roscoe corporation 
K Home, and Albert A. Lamprey," all of Manchester, in the f°';^j.^g'?[.^Sie. 
county of Hillsborough ; Simon G. Prescott, Alfred D. Emery, 
Willard H. Griifin, and Edwin Plummer, all of Auburn, in the 
county of Rockingham ; John Webster, John "W. Noyes, 
George Rand, W. H. Thayer, all of Chester, in the county of 
Rockingham ; Greenleaf K. Bartlett of Derry, in the county of 
Rockingham; William A. Emerson, Charles W. Bailey, and 
W. A. Allen, all of Hampstead, A. A. Collins of Danville, 
Charles W. Cass, Fred P. Hill, John Duffell, Moses B. Dow, 
Hillaire Gilbert, and Benjamin G. Farnsworth, all of Plaistow^, in 
the county of Rockingham ; Wallace D. Lovell and Edwin L. 
Pride of Boston, Massachusetts ; Warren Brown of Hampton 
Falls, and A. E. McReel of Exeter, in the county of Rocking- 
ham, their successors, associates, and assigns, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Manchester & Haverhill Street 
Railway Company, with power to construct, maintain, and oper- 
ate a railway with convenient sidings, poles, wires, turnouts, and 
switches from an iron pin in the ground located on the division 
line between the town of Auburn and the city of Manchester, 
]Sr. H., near the house of Samuel Reed ; thence running through 
the towns of Auburn, Chester, Derry, Sandown, Hampstead, 
Danville, and Plaistow to an iron pin located on the dividing 
line between the State of New Hampshire and the Common- 
wealth of Massachusetts, over and upon such highways and 
lands as may be necessary ; and may also construct and main- 
tain 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 operation of said rail- 
way. 

Sect. 2. In case the Manchester Street Railway Company contingent^^ 
does not, before the time at which the tracks of this street rail- r?ute. 
way company are constructed and its road completed to the line 
between Auburn and Manchester, construct its road in the high- 



738 



Chapter 241. 



[1901 



How located 
in highways. 



way in which it is at present laid, towards Auburn, to the line 
between Manchester and Auburn, then this company maj^ build 
its track beyond the Auburn line and into Manchester along 
said highway, until it reaches an iron pin in said highway at an 
elm tree, which tree is about one thousand feet from the line 
between Auburn and Manchester, and is at the division line 
between the property of the Manchester Street Railway Com- 
pany and the highway aforesaid. The track of this company 
shall not physically connect with the track of the Manchester 
Street Hallway Company. 
Capital stock. Sect. 3. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed two hundred and fifty 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 ma}^ 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. 4. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of 
the public highway or street shall be located thereon by the 
selectmen 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 pub- 
lic 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 
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 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 of 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. 

Sect. 5. All parts of said railway not located in a public 
highway shall be laid out, located, and the location changed 



How located 
elsewhere. 



1901] Chapter 241. 789 

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 risjhts and 
privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and lia- 
bilities contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which saidi^ocanonot 
railway 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 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 
appeal. 

Sect. 7. The selectmen of the towns through wdiich said I'^i^- ^f^^^^^k^ 
wa}^ shall pass, respective^, may designate the quality and kind certain^ ^ 
of material 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- 
way, 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 the 
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. 8. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up Rights 
and repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter [0^^®^!^*^ ^^ 
highways as authorized by law, without incurring any liability 
therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the company to 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, ^f|i?ways 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective i° repair, 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface mate- 
rial 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. 

Sect. 10. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the subject to 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the p^Q. s^'^^'^ai i^'^- 
visions herein. 



740 



Chapters 242, 243. 



[1901 



First meeting. Sect. 11. Aiiv three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing by publication, or by giving personal notice to the other 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not 
built in two 
years. 



grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of the meeting. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take etiect 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 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 242. 



AN ACT TO SEVER A PART OF THE TOV\'N OF NEWBURY FROil THE 
TOWN OF SUTTON, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Territorj- severed and annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes efTect on passage. 



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



Territory ' 
severed and 
annexed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. All the territory which has been heretofore an- 
nexed to the town of Sutton from the town of Newbury for 
school purposes is hereby disannexed from the town of Sutton 
and annexed to the town of Newbury for school purposes. 

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

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 243. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE GRAFTON IMPROVEMENT MANUFACTURING 
& POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers and 

purposes. 

2. May acquire property of similar cor- 

porations. 

3. May construct and mantain poles, 

etc. 

4. Capital stock. 



Section 

5. May maintain dam across Connecti- 

cut river. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal. 



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

Corporation SECTION 1. That Daniel C. Remich, Frank P. Bond, Henry 
powerl"'nd' F. Green, John Tillotson, Harry M. Morse, and George W. 
purposes. Morse, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby consti- 
tuted a body politic and corporate by the name of the Grafton 



1901] Chapter 243. 741 

Improvement Manufacturing & Power Company, for the pur- 
pose of establishing;, generating, and operating water and electric 
power to be used for the purpose of manufacturing, milling, 
mining, lieating, lighting, and operating electric railways, with 
full power to lease or sell any power generated b}' them for any 
of said purposes or any other legal purpose within the limits of 
Grafton and Coos counties, in the State of Xew Hampshire, and 
the counties of Caledonia and Essex, in the State of Vermont, 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties 
and liabilities to which such corporations are legally incident. 

Sect. 2. That said company is hereby authorized to acquire j!^iayacquii-e 
b}' lease, purchase, or otherwise, the properties, rights, fran- similar cor- 
chises, privileges, and immunities of any company now or hereaf-^'°^^ ^^"®' 
ter existing in said counties, doing a like business, upon such 
terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon, and upon 
such lease, purchase, or otherwise acquiring and a transfer and 
conveyance of the same to the said corporation, it shall succeed 
to and enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities now or 
then enjoyed and belonging to any such individual or corpo- 
ration. 

Sect. 3. The said company is hereby authorized to construct Mayconstruct 
and maintain lines of poles and wires or other devices for the poies?etc! ^"^ 
transmission of electric power in accordance with the laws of 
the State of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital stock, 
ceed the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, divided into 
shares of one hundred dollars each. The amount thereof, within 
said authorized limits, shall be tixed by the corporators upon the 
organization of the company and may be increased from time to 
time as determined by the stockholders, until all of said two hun- 
dred thousand dollars has been issued. Said capital stock may 
be paid in cash or in property taken at a just valuation, but no 
certificate of stock shall be issued until fully paid for. Said com- 
pany shall have the right to acquire, own, or hold by lease, pur- 
chase, or otherwise, any and all property, real, personal, or mixed, 
that may be necessary, useful, or desirable for the purpose or 
prosecution of its business, and shall also have the power to sell, 
mortgage, pledge, or lease its properties, rights, and franchises 
to other corporations in this state or the State of Vermont. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is hereby authorized and em- May maintain 
powered to build and maintain a dam or dams, and all such comiecticut 
works and structures as may be necessary and useful to carry ^■^^^^'" 
into eflect the objects aforesaid, on and across the Connecticut 
river at any feasible location between the AVaterford bridge, so 
called, across said river, connecting the towns of Littleton, New 
Hampshire, and Waterford, Vermont, and a point in the town 
of Dalton, northeasterly from and so far up said river as may be 
and not in any way infringe upon or interfere with any fran- 
chises or rights heretofore granted or now existing in said town, 
and to make and maintain all such canals, slips, and other de- 
vices as may be necessary and useful in the prosecution of its 
business. 



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[1901 



Firstmeetinj 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Sect. 6. The first meeting of said company may be called by 
any corporate member, giving personal notice, at least ten days 
prior to the time of meeting, to his associates, stating the time 
and place thereof, at which meeting, or any other meeting dul}^ 
called and holden, associates may be elected, by-laws adopted, 
and a president, clerk, and such other olficers and agents as may 
be deemed necessary may be chosen. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require. 

[Approved March 14,1901.] 



CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE XAME OF THE BAPTIST CHUKCH IX NEW 
LONDON, AND TO ENABLE SAID CHURCH TO HOLD PEOPERTT AND 
TO PEREOEM THE FUNCTIONS OF A CHURCH SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. Authorized to hold property for cer- 

tain purposes. 



Section 
3. May perform functions of church 

society. 
i. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Name 
changed. 



hold property 
for certain 
purposes. 



Section 1. The corporate name of The Baptist Church of 
Xew London is hereby changed to, and shall hereafter be known 
as, The First Baptist Church of Xew London. 
Authorized to Sect. 2. Said churcli is hereby givcu full powcr and author- 
ity to purchase, hold, and manage real and personal property 
necessary and needful for the support of religious preaching in 
New London, and to hold such property in trust for religious 
and charitable uses as may be conveyed to it or vested in it. 

Sect. 3. Said church corporation is also authorized to have 
and exercise all the powers and privileges heretofore legally 
exercised by the Baptist Society in jSTew London ; jwovidcd, said 
society shall relinquish its said povrers and privileges or shall be 
dissolved and cease to exist. 

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



Powers 
enlarged. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 245. 
CHAPTER 245. 



743 



AN" ACT AUTHOEIZIXG THE, MEEEIMACK COUNTY CONVENTION TO 
EAISE MONET FOR THE, EEECTION" OE EEPAIE OF A COUET HOUSE 
AND FOE THE PUECH-4.SE OF A SUITABLE LOT THEEEFOE, AND CON- 
FEEEING THE, EIGHT TO CONDEMN LAND. 



Section 

1. Vote to raise money authorized. 

2. Adjastment with city of Concord. 



Section 

3. Right of eminent domain. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The county convention for Merrimack county for vote to raise 
the years 1901 and 1902 is authorized to vote such sum of money amhonzed. 
as in their judgment may seem necessary and advisable for the 
purchase of land and the erection, completion, and furnishing 
of a court house and county offices in the city of Concord, pro- 
viding, upon investigation, they shall deem it advisable to pur- 
chase a lot and erect such court house and county office building. 
Said county convention is also authorized to appoint such com- 
mittee as they deem advisable, including the commissioners of 
Merrimack county, to investigate the matter of the erection of a 
new court house building and the purchase and location of a suita- 
ble lot therefor, and report the result of such investigation to the 
county convention. Said county convention is also further em- 
powered, in case they decide to build a new court house or re- 
pair the present one, to appoint such committee as they deern 
advisable, including the county commissioners of said county, 
to locate and purchase a suitable lot, erect a building thereon, 
and furnish the same, and to invest said committee with full 
power and authority in regard to the location, erection, construc- 
tion, and furnishing of such building or the repairing or chang- 
ing over the present court house building. Said committee so 
appointed shall also have power to borrow a sufficient sum of 
money to accomplish the purposes aforesaid and to issue the 
bonds of the county therefor for such period of time, in such 
denominations, and at such rate of interest, payable at such time 
and place as they may determine. 

Sect. 2. The committee who shall be appointed under the Adjustment 
provisions of the foregoing section for the purpose of locating, concoriu ° 
erecting, constructing, and furnishing the building referred to, 
shall have full authority to make such arrangements with the 
city of Concord in regard to the disposal of the county's inter- 
est in the present city and county lot and building, or the ac- 
quirement of the city's interest in the said lot and building, or 
in the sale of the city's and county's interest in said lot and 
building, as they may deem advisable, and shall have full power 
to make any arrangement or agreement with said city in relation 
thereto or with any committee appointed by said city council as 



744 



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[1901 



Eight of emi- 
nent domain. 



Takes eflect 
on passage. 



they may deem advisable. For the complete carrying out of the 
same, said committee are hereby authorized to make, execute, and 
deliver, on behalf of the county, such releases, discharges, and 
conveyances as they may deem advisable. Said committee shall 
select a chairman and a secretary, and a full record of the pro- 
ceedings of said committee shall be kept by said secretary. The 
reasonable expenses of said committee in the performance of 
their duties shall be paid by the county treasurer, after being 
first audited by any justice of the supreme court. 

Sect. 3. Whenever the committee appointed by said county 
convention for such purpose cannot obtain suitable lands for the 
erection of said court house and county office building by con- 
tract for a reasonable price, any land so required for said uses 
may be taken, the damages assessed, and the same remedies and 
proceedings had as in the case of laying out highways ; provided, 
however, that the venue of said actions shall be in such county 
as the supreme court for the county of Merrimack shall deter- • 
mine. 

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

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 246. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 176 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, ENTITLED 
"AN" ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH NEW- 
MARKET," AND TO RATIFY THE SAME. 



Section 

1. Town name confirmed. 

2. Former legislation ratified. 



Section 
3. Takes eflfect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Benate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 



Town name 
confirmed. 



Former 

legislation 

ratified. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 176 of the Laws of 
1895 by adding at the end of said section the words, and so re- 
main, so that said section as amended will read : that the town 
of South l!^ewmarket shall hereafter be known and called by 
the name of Newfields, and so remain. 

Sect. 2. Chapter 176 of the Laws of 1895 is hereby re- 
enacted, ratified, and confirmed as amended. 

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

[Approved March 14, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapters 217, 218. 
CHAPTER 217. 



746 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE, KEENE ELECTRIC RAILWAY 
COMPANY, AND TO EXTEND THE TIME THEREOF. 



Section 

1. Extension of time for building 

2. Increase of capital. 



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



Be it enacted Ijy the Senate and House of Eepreseniatives in General 
Court conveiud: 

Section 1. The time fixed in the amendment to the charter Extension of 
of the Keene Electric Railway Company, approved March 7, ^"^^' 
1899, in which to build its road, is hereby extended to March 31, 
1901, and said corporation shall have such additional time in 
which to build its road. 

Sect. 2. Said Keene Electric Railway Company is hereby increase of 
authorized and empowered to increase its capital stock already *^^^^' 
authorized, not exceeding sixty 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 ^]|P®s|^.'^|t 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. takes effect 



on passage. 



[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 218. 



AN ACT TO extend CERTAIN POWERS OP THE HUDSON, 
SALEM ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



PELHAM & 



Section 

1. May lease certain railway property. 

2. Lease subject to original restrictions 

3. Approval of lease. 



Section 

4. No rights to be implied. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway May lease 
Company is hereby authorized and empowered to make a lease ^"a" pi^oSrty. 
of all the property, rights, privileges, easements, and franchises 
of the corporation to "the Haverhitl & Southern New Hampshire 
Street Railway Company, a body corporate established under 
the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Sect. 2. All the rights of this state, by its legislature or Lease^subject 
otherwise, to regulate the said Hudson, Pelham & Salem Elec- restrictions. 



746 



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[1901 



Approval of 
lease. 



No rights to 
be implied. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



trie Railway Company and its management or to amend its 
charter are reserved, and any lease made under the authority 
hereby granted shall be made subject to all the duties, liabilities, 
and restrictions imposed upon said Hudson, Pelham & Salem 
Electric Eaihvay Company. 

Sect. 3. No lease executed under the authority of this act 
shall be valid or binding until the terms thereof have been 
agreed to by two thirds of the directors, and two thirds in in- 
terest of the stock of the lessor, and approved by the board of 
railroad commissioners ; and should there be dissenting stock- 
holders, the value of the stock of such dissenting stockholders 
may be determined as provided in the Public Statutes of this 
state, chapter 156, and the provisions of said chapter shall 
apply to the taking of said stock as^in the case of railroads. 

Sect. 4. Nothing in this act contained, except the authority 
given in section 1 of said act, shall be construed as giving to 
said Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Company or 
its lessees any rights which said railway does not now enjoy, or 
as releasing said railway from any lawful obligations which now 
exist or which may hereafter be lawfully imposed. 

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

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 249. 



AN ACT EEVIVIXG THE CHAETER OF THE GENERAL MILLER PARK 
RAILROAD ASSOCIATION, APPROVED APRIL 1, 1893. 



Section 
1. Charter revived. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage ; no charter 
fee. 



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



Charter 
revived. 



Takes eflfect 
on passage; 
no charter 
fee. 



Section 1. An act entitled " An act to incorporate the Gen- 
eral Miller Park Railroad Association," approved April 1, 
1893, is hereby revived and continued in force as fully and 
completely, to all intents and purposes, as if the same were in- 
corporated at the present time. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, and the provisions of section 5, chapter 14 of 
the Public Statutes, shall not apply thereto. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 250. 
CHAPTER 250. 



747 



AN ACT TO INCOEPOBATE THE CONCOED, DOYEE & EOCHESTEE STEEET 
EAILWAY. 



SECTION 

1. Corporation constituted; powers; 

route. 

2. Substitution in ease of death of in- 

corporator. 

3. Capital stock. 

i. How located in highways. 

5. How located elsewhere. 

6. Location of tracks. 



Section 
7. Selectmen may make certain regula- 
tions. 
S. Reserved rights of towns. 
9. Company to keep highways in repair. 

10. Subject to general law. 

11. First meeting. 

12. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built in two years. 



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



Section 1. That Elislia li. Brown, Arthur G. Whittemore, corporation 
Thomas H. Dearborn, Daniel Hall, and Geor£:e D. Barrett, all «o"*^i^"^«'^; 
of Dover in the county of Stratford, Frederic E. Small, John F. route. 
Springfield, R. DeWitt Burnham, Charles S, Barker, and Hor- 
ace L. Worcester, all of Rochester in said county, Xathaniel 
E. Martin and James H. Morris, both of Concord in the county 
of Merrimack, John B. Jameson of Antrim in the county of 
Hillsborough, George W. Lane of Chichester in said county of 
Merrimack, Charles F. Gate, F. H. Folsom, and Samuel W. 
Gerrish, all of lN"orthwoocl in the county of Rockingham, Wil- 
liam C. Chesley of ]S"ottingham in said county of Rockingham, 
and Wallace D. Lovell of West iS"ewton in the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts, their associates, successors, and assigns, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Concord, Dover, 
& Rochester Street Railway, with power to construct, main- 
tain, and operate a railway with convenient sidings, poles, wires, 
turnouts, and switches from some convenient point at or near 
the intersection of jSTorth Main and Bridge streets in the said 
city of Concord ; thence through said Bridge street, and 
through said city of Concord to the line of the town of Pem- 
broke ; thence through the northwestern corner of said Pem- 
broke, and through Chichester, and through the village of Short 
Falls or Epsom Depot in the town of Epsom, JSTorthwood, and 
through the northerly corner of the town of lN"ottingham, Bar- 
rington ; thence through Straftbrd, and the northerly corner of 
the town of Madbury, and in the city of Dover to some conven- 
ient point at or near the Boston & Maine Railroad station in the 
city of Dover, or through the cityof Rochester to some conven- 
ient point at or near the Boston &' Maine Railroad station in the 
city of Rochester, or to said terminals in both said cities, as this 
corporation may determine (but this corporation shall not build 
directly from Dover to Rochester, or from Rochester to Dover), 
and in each of said cities, in case the corporation shall build the 
railroad hereby authorized to both of them, or in either of said 
cities in case it shall build the railroad herein authorized to but 



748 Chapter 250. [1901 

one of them, the ti'ack of this corporation shall be laid to con- 
nect with the track of the Dover, Somersworth & Rochester 
Street Railway at the extreme point to which said Dover, Som- 
ersworth & Rochester Street Railway shall have been con- 
structed at the time of the building of the railroad hereby 
authorized, towards the west in said city or cities. And in said 
city or cities from such extreme point this corporation may en- 
ter upon, use, and run its cars over the line of the Dover, Som- 
ersworth & Rochester Street Railway directly to the terminus of 
the railroad of this corporation in each or either of said cities 
upon such terms as this corporation and said Dover, Somers- 
worth & Rochester Street Railway may agree, or in the absence 
or inability to make an agreement, upon such terms as the 
railroad commissioners may determine, upon the petition of 
either party. 

If the Concord Street Railway Company shall during the year 
1901, or at such time thereafter as the said Concord, Dover & 
Rochester Street Railway shall have constructed its said line 
from the said corner of Bridge and jSTorth Main streets through 
said Bridge street and the city of Concord to the line of tlie 
town of Pembroke, reconstruct its lines so as to make them of 
standard gauge railroad, then said corner of Bridge and North 
Main streets shall be the terminal of the said Concord, Dover & 
Rochester Street Railway in Concord. If said Concord Street 
Railway shall not have so reconstructed, then the terminal of 
said Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway shall be some 
convenient point at the corner of Korth Main street and Pleas- 
ant street in said Concord, and the said Concord, Dover & 
Rochester Street Railway shall have the right to build, operate, 
and maintain its said line from ITorth Bridge street aforesaid to 
the corner of K'orth Main and Pleasant streets aforesaid. Said 
corporation may construct the railroad herein authorized 
through such of the towns herein named and in such sequence 
as it may determine, and may pass in and through a town or 
part of a town more than once if necessary, between the termini. 

Sect. 2. In case of the death or inability to act of any incor- 
porator, his associates from the town or city in which he lived 
may fill the vacancy by choice signified to all their associates in 
writing within thirty days of the death or inability to act of 
such incorporator, and the person so elected to fill the vacancy 
shall have and possess all the rights and powers he would have 
had, had he been named herein as incorporator. In case of the 
death or inability to act of an incorporator from a town or city 
from which there is but one incorporator, all his associates shall 
act in filling the vacancy. 
Capital stock. Sect. 3. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed four hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each, but said com- 
pany may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only 
as may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, includ- 
ing the amount required to provide motive power for the opera- 



Substitution 
In case of 
death. 



1901] Chapter 250. 749 

tion 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. 4. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of how located 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select-"^ ^"^ ^^^^ 
men of the town or towns or the board of mayor and aldermen 
of the city or cities in which said portions of highways or streets 
may be. The selectmen of the towns, or mayor and aldermen 
of cities, respectively, upon petition of the directors of said rail- 
way for a location of its tracks over or on 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 or towns, city or cities, 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 the 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, boards 
of mayor and aldermen, 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 origi- 
nal 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 of loca- 
tion shall be apportioned by the board of railroad commissioners 
between the railway and the city or town, as such board may 
deem just. The boards of mayor and aldermen of cities and 
selectmen of 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. 

Sect. 5. All parts of said railway not located in a public how located 
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 
privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and lia- 
bilities contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns and the board of mayor Location of 
and aldermen of cities through which said railway shall pass traciis. 
shall, within their respective towns or cities, 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, when- 
ever 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 appeal. 



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[1901 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain regu- 
lations. 



Keserved 
rights of 
towns. 



Company to 
keep 
highways 
in repair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting, 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
Toid as to 
parts not 
built in two 
years. 



Sect. 7. The boards of major and aldermen of cities and the 
selectmen of the towns through which said railway shall pass, 
respectively, may designate the quality and kind of material to 
be used in the construction of said railway within their said 
towns or cities, and may from time to time make such reason- 
able orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that por- 
tion of said railway occupying the public highways in their 
respective towns or cities, 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 or cities. 

Sect. 8. Said towns and cities, 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 lia- 
bility therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 9. 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 or cities, 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. 

Sect. 10. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the provi- 
sions herein. 

Sect. 11. Any of the three 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 the meeting. 

Sect. 12. 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 pas- 



[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 251. 
CHAPTER 251. 



751 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GRANITE STATE LAND COMPANY TO CON- 
STRUCT AND MAINTAIN A BRIDGE ACROSS HAMPTON RIVER, AND 
FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



Section 



Authority granted ; right of eminent 

domain. 
Schedule of tolls to be taken. 
May turn back those not paying; 

right to sue. 
Raising of draw. 

Bridge free if toll gatherer absent. 
Not taxed by towns, when; liability 

when bridge left open. 
Liability for neglect to repair. 
Street railway tracks. 
Bridge deemed real estate; bonds 

may be issued. 
Corporation may furnish water; 

right of eminent domain. 



Section 



Water pipes may be laid. 

Liability for neglect. 

No additional payment when pipes 

relaid. 
Pipes in Hampton river. 
Proceedings when additional land 

taken. 
Corporation may construct sewers 

at certain places. 
Rates to be reasonable. 
Bridge becomes free, when. 
Towns may acquire sewerage system 

and water-works by eminent do* 

main. 
Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Granite State Land Company, a corporation le- Authority 
gaily organized under the provisions of chapter 147 of the Public fight of emi- 
Statutes of this state and amendments thereto, is hereby author- "®'^^*^°°'*^"" 
ized and empowered to construct and maintain from the south- 
erly end of Hampton beach to the northerly end of Seabrook 
beach, and across Hampton river, a bridge of suitable width and 
height, with suitable draw and pass-way for vessels having occa- 
sion to pass the same, and said corporation is hereby fully em- 
powered to build and construct and maintain suitable approaches 
to said bridge, and it may take and hold such lands and interests 
therein as may be necessary for such approaches and for toll 
house or toll houses and such other structures and buildings as 
may be necessary. The said lands and interests therein shall be 
taken by the same method as provided by chapter 158, sec- 
tion 26, of the Public Statutes in relation to the taking of lands 
by railroad corporations for yards, turntables, etc., except that 
the proceedings for appraisal of damages shall be had as pro- 
vided in section 10 hereof in case of taking lands. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may erect, keep up, and maintain schedule of 
at the termini of said bridge and in the center thereof, toll gates, taken? ^^ 
and may demand, take, and receive from such persons as pass over 
and upon said bridge, tolls according to the following schedule : 
For each foot passenger or bicycle rider, five cents ; for each car- 
riage drawn by one horse, five cents, and for each person riding 
in a carriage or in any vehicle, five cents ; for each carriage drawn 
by two or more horses, ten cents; for each head of neat stock, 
one cent; for each load of merchandise or of any property or 
commodity, five cents, and five cents for the vehicle ; for each 



752 Chapter 251. [1901 

beast of burden not attached to a vehicle, and not ridden by a 

rider, one cent; for every other vehicle than carriages, but not 

includino- a bicycle, five cents; for sheep and swine, one cent 

each ; each horse and rider, five cents. 

May turn Sect. 3. Said corporation may detain and turn back, at its 

notpa??n|; toll gate, such pcrsous as do not pay the established toll, and 

right to sue. ^^^j g^^ for and recover, in an action of assumpsit, any tolls not 

paid by those who pass the gates by agreement, or by force, 

craft, or fraud. 

Raising of Sect. 4. Whenever a vessel shall desire to pass up or down 

'^''^^' said Hampton river, the draw shall be seasonably raised, and 

said vessel shall pass without payment of any sum whatsoever. 
Bridge free if Sect. 5. The toll gate shall be left open at such times as the 
Ibsen^t!^^"^^^ toll gatherer, or some person to take toll, shall not be present to 
receive toll, and at such times passage over said bridge shall be 
free. Said corporation may take toll at either end gate it 
chooses, or at the middle of said bridge, but for one passage it 
shall take but one toll. 
Not taxed by Sect. 6. If Said Corporation shall choose to leave its toll 
Iffiity'^heii gates open from the first day of October to the first day of May 
t-i-idgeieft ^^ ^^^ twelve months, then and so often as it shall do so the 
towns of Hampton and Seabrook shall assess no tax on April 1 
of such twelve months against said corporation for said bridge 
for that tax year. But said corporation shall not be liable to 
any person or traveler undertaking to pass said bridge during 
such period, from October 1 to April 1, for any injury caused 
by reason of snow or ice on said bridge, or from any other neg- 
lect of said corporation, nor shall said corporation be bound to 
snow said bridge during any part of the same period from Octo- 
ber 1 to April 1. 
Liability for Sect. 7. Said Corporation may be indicted and fined if it 
neg^iect to re- ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ bridge in a reasonably safe and suitable con- 
dition for the travel thereon at all times, except as provided 
in section 6, and it shall be liable to pay damages to any trav- 
eler paying toll for any injury suftered by him in person or 
property by reason of any failure of said corporation to use ordi- 
nary care to keep said bridge in a reasonably safe and suitable 
condition for travel. But in case any loaded vehicle shall, with 
its load, exceed in weight three and one half tons, the corpora- 
tion may refuse passage for it. 
street rail- Sect. 8. Either the Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street 
way tracks. -j^^-|^^^y Company, or the Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street 
Railway Company, or the successor of either, or assigns of either, 
may lay its track over, along, and upon said bridge if it can by 
agreement with this corporation obtain the right so to do. But 
in no case shall more than one track be laid on said bridge, and 
then it shall be laid upon one of the extreme outer sides thereof. 
A clear carriage way of not less than sixteen feet in width shall 
be left for carriage travel. 
Stl^tVomis Sect. 9. Said bridge, approaches, and the property appurte- 
may be nant thereto, shall be deemed to be real estate, and the same may 

issued. ' 



1901] Chapter 251. 753 

be conveyed as real estate is conveyed. Said Granite State Land 
Company for the purpose of constructing and maintaining said 
bridge, approaches, and necessary buildings, or for any legal pur- 
pose, may issue its mortgage bonds secured by mortgage of its 
franchises and property then acquired and thereafter to be ac- 
quired. 

Sect. 10. Said Granite State Land Company is further hereby ^^ay furn^S 
empowered and authorized to bring and conduct, in such man- water; right 
ner as it may deem best, fresh water, for domestic and raechan- dom^in.^"^* 
ical purposes, and for extinguishing fires, into the towns of 
Hampton and Seabrook, and the said water it may supply and 
sell to the inhabitants thereof, and to all others therein. It may 
enter upon and appropriate any ponds, streams, or springs within 
the towns of Seabrook, Hampton, Kensington, South Hampton, 
and Hampton Falls, not previously appropriated for supplying 
water to the inhabitants of a town, and in case the said corpora- 
tion and the owner or owners of the land or lands containing 
such ponds, streams, or springs, cannot agree upon a price at 
which said corporation may buy the same, then it may apply by 
petition to the supreme court for the county of Rockingham for 
an appraisement of said land or lands, and such proceedings 
shall thereafterwards be had as in case of taking land for a high- 
way; provided, however, that if said corporation ehall appropriate 
any spring, stream, or pond from which any family or families 
or their domestic animals are supplied with water, the corpora- 
tion shall furnish such family or families with water therefrom 
before furnishing to any other persons therefrom. 

Sect. 11. Said land company may dig up the streets and water pipes 
roads in said towns and elsewhere to lay its pipes and to renew ™^^ ^^ ^^^'^^ 
or repair the same, if necessary, and may acquire the right to lay 
its pipes on such private lands as may be necessary, using the 
method provided in the preceding section to acquire said right 
if an agreement as to the price to be paid for the easement can- 
not be arrived at. 

Sect. ] 2. Whenever said corporation shall, as it may, dig up Liability for 
a public street or road, it shall use ordinary care to keep it safe ^^^ ^^ ' 
for passage of the public thereon, and for failure to use such care 
it shall be responsible in damages to any person injured by its 
neglect. Said corporation shall speedily restore the streets or 
roads so dug up to a suitable condition, so far as disturbed by 
the corporation. 

Sect. 13. The corporation may take up, repair, relay, and xo additional 
renew, and lay larger or other pipes, in any private land in ^^^en^p^peg 
which they have acquired an easement to lay pipes, without pay-reiaid. 
ment of any sum beyond that first paid for the right to lay pipes 
therein, and it shall have the same right as to streets and roads. 

Sect. 14. If necessary, said corporation may lay its pipes ^^^y^^ 
along and on the bed of Hampton river. river. 

Sect. 15. In case it becomes necessary to take any land or ^^j^^J^f ^'^^'^^^ 
lands other than those herein mentioned, said corporation may, f*^j^^i\^2k^n 
if a price cannot be agreed on, proceed as in section 10 hereof. 



754 Chapter 251. [1901 

Corporation Sect. 16. Said Corporation may construct at Hampton and 
construct Scabrook beaches, or either of them, a sewer system for the ac- 
cenain^ commodation of those residing and sojourning there, and may 
places. construct its sewers to empty into any body or bodies of salt 

water which the board of health of this state may permit ; such 
sewers may be so laid in public highways under the conditions 
prescribed in sections 11, 12, and 13 hereof in relation to pipes 
for water. It may, for creating such sewer system, take such 
' lands and interests in land as may be necessary, as provided by 
section 11 hereof, and shall have with respect to said lands all 
the rights conferred in relation to pipes for water by section 11 
hereof. 
Rates to be Sect. 17. For the use of such water and of its sewers, or 
either of them, said company may charge and collect such sums 
from the takers of such water, and those who connect their build- 
ings with and use such sewers, as may be reasonable. 
Bridge Sect. 18. If the State of Ncw Hampshire shall, within five 

wlie™^^ ^^®' years after said bridge is opened for public travel, expend in con- 
structing a state highway along Hampton beach and Seabrook 
beach, aforesaid, the sum of thirty thousand dollars, then, when 
said sum shall have been so expended, the bridge herein author- 
ized shall be and become a free bridge, upon condition that the 
state shall forever after keep and maintain all parts thereof and 
its approaches in good repair, except the superstructure of the 
part occupied by the street railway. The ownership of the 
bridge shall remain in the corporation until the state takes such 
bridge under the right of eminent domain, if it so chooses.. But 
in such case, from and after said sum has been so expended by 
the state hereunder, and said state shall assume such repairs, 
said corporation shall be under no liability with respect to said 
bridge or to travelers thereon, or to vessels passing up and down 
said river. But in case of the expenditure of said sum, the rail- 
road track shall continue on said bridge, and be maintained 
there by such corporation as may at that time be authorized to 
lay and maintain its track there, agreeably to this act, and its 
successors and assigns may forever maintain such track on said 
bridge without payment for the right so to do to the state, but 
the street railroad shall repair the superstructure of that part of 
the bridge on which its track is laid. 
Towns may Sect. 19. The town of Scabrook is hereby authorized to ac- 
sewerage quire by exercise of the power of eminent domain any sewerage 
watli^^wmks. System established in its limits under and by authority of this act. 
The town of Hampton is vested with the same power as to any 
sewerage system established within its limits under and by au- 
thority of this act. The towns of Hampton and Seabrook may 
jointly or severally acquire in the same manner the entire water- 
works system established by and under authority of this act. 
The petition in any case hereunder for appraisal of damages shall 
be filed in the supreme court for the county of Rockingham, and 
thereafter the proceedings shall be as like as may be to those in 
case of taking of land for a highway. 
Takes effect Segt. 20. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. 



on passage. 



[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapters 252, 253. 755 

CHAPTER 252. 

AX ACT TO EEVIVE, C0NFIE5I, AND CONTINUE. THE OEGANIZATION OF 
THE AMOSKEAG FIEE INSUEANCE COMPANY. 

Section | Section 

1. Corporation revived. 1 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The Amoskeag Fire Insurance Company, a cor- corporation 
poration constituted and organized under the general laws/^^^^®'^' 
which was confirmed and continued by chapter 174 of the Laws 
of 1887, is hereby revived, confirmed, and continued, with all 
the powers and privileges and subject to all the lialDilities of 
corporations of a similar nature, including all the powers and 
privileges conferred by said chapter 174 of the Laws of 1887. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT TO BEVIVE THE CHAETEE OF THE SALEil WATEE-WOEKS COM- 
PANY. 

Section Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. | 6. May make contracts for use of 

2. Capital stock. water ; may seU system to town 

3. Meetings. 1 of Salem. 

4. May hold property; right to exca- \ 7. First meeting. 

vate. 8. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

5. May take certain property by emi- 1 . passage. 

nent domain. 1 

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

Section 1. That Frank P. Woodbury. John W. Wheeler, tiorporation 
Wallace W. Cole, James Ewins, T. M. Russ, Fred C. Buxton, purposes! ' 
Kimball B. McLaughlin, E. A. Wade, Frank D. Wilson, B. R. 
Wheeler, Oliver E. Branch, George W. Prescott, Charles S. 
Collins, their successors, associates, and assigns, shall be and are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Salem Water- 
Works Company, for the purpose of constructing a system of 
water-works and supplying individuals and corporations in the 
villages of Salem and Salem Depot, New Hampshire, with water 
for domestic use, manufacturing purposes, and the extinguish- 
ing of fires ; and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute 
and defend to final judgment and execution, and are hereby 
vested with all the powers and subject to all the liabilities inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature. 



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[1901 



Capital stock . 



Meetings. 



May bold 
property ; 
right to 
excavate. 



May take 
certain 
property bj* 
eminent 
domain. 



May make 
contracts for 
water; may 
sell system 
to town ol 
Salem. 



Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by said corporation, 
not exceeding in the whole sum one hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of this corpo- 
ration shall be held at such times and places, and upon such no- 
tice, as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and 
hold in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate nec- 
essary for the carrying into effect the purposes of this act, and 
said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break ground, 
dig ditches, and make excavations, in any street, place, square, 
passageway, or highway through which it may be deemed neces- 
sary for the pipes and water-works of said company to pass, be, 
or exist, and for the purpose of placing its pipes, hydrants, struc- 
tures, and such materials as may be deemed necessary for con- 
structing said water- works, and to relay and repair the same, 
subject to such regulations as to the safety of citizens and the 
security of public travel as the selectmen of the town may pre- 
scribe. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and 
appropriate the water known as Corbett's pond, and Policy 
pond, so called, in the county of Rockingham, and to secure 
said waters by fence or otherwise, and to dig ditches, make ex- 
cavations and reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land or 
inclosure through which it may be necessary for said pipes and 
water to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, and water-works 
to be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, 
or conducting said water and placing such pipes and other ma- 
terial and works as may be necessary for building and operating 
such water-works or repairing the same ; j^'t'oiided, that if it be nec- 
essary to enter upon and appropriate any land for the purpose 
aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of said waters, and the 
said corporation shall not be able to agree with the owners 
thereof for the damages that may be done by said corporation, 
or the owner shall be unknown, either party may apply to the 
supreme court at a trial term in the county of Rockingham, 
have the same laid out and the damages determined, and said 
court shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said 
county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give 
notice thereof in the same manner as now provided by law for 
laying out highways. Said commissioners shall make report to 
said court, and said court may issue execution thereon accord- 
ingly ; but if either party shall desire it, upon application to said 
court before reference to said commissioners, they shall be enti- 
tled to a trial by jury in such manner and under such regula- 
tions as said court may prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make contracts with individ- 
uals and corporations, village and fire precincts, for supplying 
them with water and hydrant service, and may establish such tolls 
and charge such rents therefor as may be deemed reasonable, 



1901] Chapter 254. 757 

and said corporation is hereby authorized, empowered, and shall 
sell to said town of Salem, or any fire precinct hereafter organ- 
ized therein, all of its works, constructions, and estate, of what- 
ever kind or nature, at the cost of said plant, whenever said 
town or fire precinct elects to purchase the same, and said town 
or fire precinct is hereby authorized and empowered to purchase 
or lease the same ; and said corporation is authorized to borrow 
money to defray the cost of such water-works, water rights, and 
land damages, and may issue its notes, bonds, or obligations 
therefor, not exceeding one half its capital stock, actually paid 
in and unimpaired, payable in such times and at such rates of 
interest, not exceeding six per cent, as it may determine, and 
may, if it be deemed expedient, secure such notes, bonds, or obli- 
gations by a mortgage of all its estate, real, personal, and mixed, 
which mortgage shall be recorded in the office of the register of 
deeds for the county of Rockingham, This charter shall be for- 
feited unless said corporation shall have constructed said water- 
works, and have the same in operation, on or before the first 
day of September one thousand nine hundred and one. 

Sect. 7. Any two of the first-named grantees may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of the corporation by giving a written or printed 
notice to the other members at least ten days before the day of 
meeting, or by leaving such notice at their last place of abode 
ten days before such meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or subject to^^^ 
repeal this charter; and this act shall take effect upon its pas-eflecton 

r ' •■ ^ passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPOPtATE LA SOCIETE ST. JEAN" BAPTISTS DE LACONIA, 

N. H. 

Section i Skction 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. | 2. Rights and liabilities. 

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



Section 1. That Napoleon Fecteau, Alfred A. Pickard, Paul corporation 

— ■ - - - — - - - -_ _ . - _ . — constitute^" 

purposes. 



E. Morin, Charles Paquette, Charles K Lapierre, and Paul Mo «o°s«tuted 



rin, their associates, subscribers, and assigns, be and hereby are 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of La Societe 
Saint Jean-Baptiste de Laconia, for religious, moral, and benev- 
olent purposes ; to provide for the sick and distressed members 
of the association, and to establish, by mutual agreements and 
payments, a fund out of which the members of the association 
may receive sick and death benefits. 



758 



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[1901 



Rights and 
liabilities. 



Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be empowered to adopt a 
constitution and enact by-laws not repugnant to the laws of the 
state, and which shall meet the approval of the insurance com- 
missioner of said state, also to have and to use a common seal, 
to sue and to be sued, to defend and to be defended, and to be 
further vested with all the rights and subject to all the liabilities 
incident to corporations of a kindred nature. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT TO INCOEPOEATE THE SWEDISH SICK BENEFIT & BUEIAL 
SOCIETY OF MANCHESTEE, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. May bold property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 
4. Takes effect on passage; subject to 
repeal. 



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



Corporation | 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



May bold 
property. 



First meet- 
ing. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
subject to 
repeal. 



Section 1. That Olaf P. Nyberg, C. A. Nordstrom, Ludwig 
Lindquist, William Nyberg, C. A. Levan, John A. Nelson, J. A. 
Lindquist, their associates and successors, be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Swedish Sick 
Benefit & Burial Society of Manchester, N. H., for charitable 
and benevolent purposes ; to establish a sick |benefit fund from 
which the members may receive sick and death benefits, and to 
make other provisions for such purposes, with all the powers 
and privileges and subject to all liabilities of corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal es- 
tate for the purpose of the corporation to an amount not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars, and may improve, sell, and convey, 
or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Olaf P. Nyberg, or any three of the persons named 
herein, may call the first meeting of the corporation at such 
time and place and in such manner as they think proper. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take efl:ect upon its passage, and the 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the 
public good may require. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] Chapter 256. 769 

CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT TO INCOEPOEATE THE J. Q. A. WAEREN CAMP NO. 18, SONS OF 
YETEEANS, U. S. A., OF NASHUA, N. H. 

SECTION I Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes; I 3. First meeting. 

may hold property, etc. 4. Takes effect on passage ; subject to 

2. May establish sick fund. ! repeal. 

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

Section 1. That Benjamin 0. Roby, Edo:ar C. Damon, Wil- corporation 
liam White, George Sanders, WilHam E. Caffrey, James Fifield,P?o'sesf ' 
Mathew Sawyer, Robert Morrison, Frank Walters, and Lorenzo ^^^JjPtl?, etc. 
Cole, their associates and successors, be and are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of The J. Q. A. Warren Camp 
No. 18, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of i^ashua, K H., 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 shall be 
vested with all powers and privileges and subject to ail the lia- 
bilities of corporations of a similar nature ; and may take and 
hold real and personal estate, by donation or otherwise, for the 
purposes of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars, and the same may sell, use, and dis- 
pose 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. Said association may establish a fund to provide for sick fund. 
the care of sick and distressed members, and to pay sick bene- 
fits from said funds in such manner and in such amounts as may 
be determined by vote of said association. 

Sect. 3. The first five of said grantees, or either of them. First 
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. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage ; and the Takes effect 
legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal the samcsubj'ect to^' 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. repeal. 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



760 



Chapter 257. 
CHAPTER 257. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO INCOEPOEATE THE FATHER ELLIOTT CATHOLIC TOTAL 
ABSTINENCE & MUTUAL BENEFIT SOCIETY OF MANCHESTEE, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. May hold property. 

3. Siclv and death benefits. 



!;ECTION 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted ly tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



SECTION 1. Patrick H. O'Malley, Patrick J. White, John D. 
Sullivan, Peter O'Reill}^ James A. Sajers, and George J. Bach- 
ner, their associates and successors, be and hereby are made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of Father Elliott Catho- 
lic Total Abstinence & Mutual Benefit Society of Manchester, 
[N". H., for the promotion of the cause of temperance; and by 
that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 
judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby are vested 
with all the powers and privileges and made subject to all the 
liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by gift, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount 
not exceeding five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the 
same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for 
the payment of weekly benefits ,to those of its members who 
may become sick, and for the payment of death benefits to the 
representatives of those of its members who may die. 
First meeting. Sect. 4. The first three persons named in this act may call 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of 
the others at least two days before the date of said meeting. 
Takes effect Sect. 5. This act shall take efiect upon its passage. 

on passage . 

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



May hold 
property. 



Sick and 

death 

benefits. 



1901] 



Chapter 258. 
CHAPTER 258. 



761 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF MILFORD TO ACQUIRE, OWN, AND 
OPERATE AN ELECTRIC POWER AND LIGHTING PLANT. 



Electric plant may be constructed , 
purchased, or taken by right of 
eminent domain . 

Board of lighting commissioners; 
election, and term of office. 



Section 

3. Compensation, organization, and 

duties of board; vacancy, how 
filled; report. 

4. Town may raise ^25,000 for purpose. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Milforcl in the county of Hills- Electric plant 
borough be and hereby is authorized, for the purpose of supplying ^n^tructed, 
electricity for lighting its streets and public buildings and for ^J^taken^V 
domestic and manufacturing uses in said Milford and adioinino-iigbt of 

I'll •! 1 1 -i.V ^ eminent 

towns, to build or acquire by purchase an electric light and domain, 
power plant and to operate the same for purposes above stated, 
or to take or purchase franchises of the Miiford Electric Light 
Company, including dynamos, batteries, wires, engines, boilers, 
and all other machinery, tools, and apparatus used in the manu- 
facture, distribution, and operation of said electric 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 ecj[uitable price for their said 
property, either party may apply to the supreme court for the 
county of Hillsborough, at a trial term thereof, for appraisal 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 pur- 
pose ; and said board of referees shall, as soon as may be there- 
after, 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, further, 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 otherwise any real or personal estate and any rights 
therein necessary for carrying into effect the purposes of this 
act ; and may purchase, erect, construct, and maintain such 
machinery, dams, reservoirs, buildings, and other things as may 
be necessary for said electric light works, and to excavate and 
dig ditches in any highway, place, square, pass-way, or com- 
mon, or other place, through which it may be deemed necessary 
and proper to 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. 



762 Chapter 258. [1901 

Board^of Sect. 2. For the more convenient management of said elec- 

commission- tric plant, tlie said town may place the construction, manage- 
and'fermo'f mcnt, control, and direction thereof in a board of lighting corn- 
office, missiouers, to consist of three citizens of the town, said commis- 
sioners to be vested with such powers and duties relating to the 
construction, 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 
the legal voters of the town at the next or any subsequent an- 
nual meeting, or at any special meeting duly called for that pur- 
pose, 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 first 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 fill the occurring vacancy ; lorovided, 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, 
compen- Sect. 3. The compensation of such commissioners shall be 
iz^fo"n,anT' fixed by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful dis- 
duties of charge of their duties. They shall annually organize by choos- 
vacancy, how ing one of their number as chairman of their board, and another 
mied; ^'^po^*- ji^ember 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 furnish the town clerk certificate of 
their organization 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 faith- 
ful discharge of their duties. Whenever a vacancy shall occur 
in said board from any cause, the remaining members of the 
board shall certifiy that fact to the selectmen of the town, who 
shall fill such vacancy temporarily by appointing a citizen of 
said town in writing, 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 iiold the office until the next 
annual town meeting after his appointment, when the town 
shall elect a commissioner to fill out the unexpired term, if any, 
of the person whose office became vacant and was so tempora- 
rily filled by appointment. Said commissioners shall annually 
make a report to the town, at the time other town officers 
report, of the condition of the lighting, heat, and power plant, 
financially and otherwise, showing the income from said plant, 
the funds belonging to their department, the expenses of main- 
tenance and cost of plant • and operating expenses, and such 



1901] Chapter 259. 763 



report shall be published each year in the annual report of said 
town. 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized and empowered at any Town may 
annual meeting, by a two-thirds vote of those present and vot- foi-^purpose. 
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, and ex- 
tending, enlarging, and operating said electric lighting, heat, or 
power plant, the indebtedness created under the provisions of 
this section not to exceed twenty-five 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. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage. Jn p\^ssf-e.* 



[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 259. 

AN ACT SEVERING THE HOMESTEAD OF JOHN H. S. WILLCOX FEOil THE 
MILLVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, AND AN- 
NEXING THE SAME TO THE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SAID CITY 
OF CONCORD. 

Section , Sectiox 

1. Homestead severed and annexed. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the homestead of John H. S. Willcox is Homestead 
hereby severed from the Millville school district of the city of InSSif''*^ 
Concord, and said premises are hereby annexed to the Union 
school district of the city of Concord for school purposes. 

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

[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



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Chapter 260. 
CHAPTER 260. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO INCOKPOEATE . THE IXTDIATE EEIEXDS, OF HAXCHEiSTEE, 

N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. May bold property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That Albiii Gustafsoii, Claes Anderson, John 
purposes? ' Rydin, Charles Lindquist, C. Wm. Gustafson, Guslaf Oberg, 
Alex. Sandlund, Carl E. Rjdin, their associates and successors, 
be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the 
name of Intimate Friends, of Manchester, jS". H., for social and 
benevolent purposes, to have a place of meeting where discus- 
sions, readings, and lectures on instructive subjects will be held, 
for the benefit and social improvement of its members, and to 
make provisions for a sick benefit for its members in case of 
sickness, and to provide a fund, and make other provisions for 
said purposes; said fund to be accumulated and all payments 
from it made in accordance with the constitution and by-laws 
made and adopted by said corporation. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate 
for the purposes of the corporation to an amount not exceeding 
five thousand dollars, and may improve, sell, and convey, or oth- 
erwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 
First meeting. Qect. 3. Albin Gustafson, Claes Anderson, John Rydin, 
Charles Lindquist, or any two of the above-named persons may 
call the first meeting of this corporation at such time and place 
and in such manner as they think proper. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this 
act whenever the public good may require. 

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



May bold 
property. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved March 20, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 261. 
CHAPTER 261. 



765 



AN ACT TO IXCOEPOEATE THE KEENE, MARLOW 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



NEWPORT ELECTRIC 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes; 

route. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How located in highways. 

4. How located elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 



7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in re- 

pair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; Toid as to 

parts not built in two years. 



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



Section 1. That Elgin A. Jones, Perley E. Fox, Rockwell corporation 
F. Craig, Leander B. Huntley, George A. Petts, Frank B. Far-pm-posesf ' 
ley, Herbert B. Adams, John S. Collins, Francis C. Minor, ^■°"^®- 
Israel A. Loveland, John A. Smith, Mason A, Carpenter, Frank 
E. i^esmith, Frank E. Ellis, Frederick R. Crain, and Xewton D. 
Reed, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Keene, Marlow & Newport Elec- 
tric Railway Company, with power to construct, maintain, and 
operate a railway, with convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches, 
from some convenient point on the south line of the town of 
Surry, near Ashuelot river, through the towns of Surry, Gilsum, 
Marlow, Lempster, and Goshen, over and upon such highways 
and lands as may be necessary, to some convenient point in the 
town of Newport; 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 operation of said railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not capital stock. 
exceed three 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 
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 now located 
the public highway or street shall be located thereon by the "' ^'^^'^^^^* 
selectmen 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 



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[1001 



How located 
elsewhere. 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain 
regulations. 



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 nuiy make an order grant- 
ing 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 railwa}'. But upon peti- 
tion 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 public 
good requires such change, but, if such order is made after the 
construction of said railwa}' on the original location, an appeal 
therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board of 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall beiinal; and the 
expense of making such change of 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. 

Sect. 4. AH parts of said railway not located in a public 
highwa^y shall be laid out, located, and the location changed 
uii'der 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. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said 
railway 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 discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any 
highway whenever they deem that the convenience and safety 
ofthe public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be no 
appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said 
railway shall pass, respectivel}', 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 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 the designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus 
made or establislied 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 



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707 



time appeal from such designations, orders, rules, and regula- 
tions thus made and established to the board of railroad com- 
missioners, who shall upon notice hear the parties and finally 
determine the ([uestions raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up Rigiits 
and repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter towns.°^^'° 
highways as authorized by law, without incurring any liability 
therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the company to 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, hf^hwaya in 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective ^■'^^^"•''■" 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface mate- 
rial of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its 
tracks, and shall keej) in suitable repair for public travel the 
highway for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion 
of the highway so occuj)ied 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 miscon- 
duct 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 suMt-'ct to 
provisions of the general laws except as modified by the provis- ^^"*^"'^ '"■^' 
ions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- First mooting, 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of the meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall be TnUvH oiTect 
void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con-v;',i!i'Hi4'*to^' 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas-{];',l'[^/,\"^^^Q 

sage. years. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 262. 



AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE SEABEOOK & nAMPTON" BEACK STREET 
EAILWAT COMPANY. 



Section 

7. Riglits reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep higliways in re- 

pair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First mcotinfc'. 

11. TakeaotTect on passage; void as to 

parts not built In one year. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes; 

route. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How located in liigliways. 

4. How located elsewhere. 
8. Location of tracks. 
6. Selectmen may make certain regu- 
lations. 

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

Section 1. That Warren Brown, A. E. McReel, li. K Elwell, conSlod" 
W. D. Lovell, John W. Dow, Frank Brown, Otis II. Whittier,Po"^I'e°'^'' 



768 Chapter 262. [1901 

"W. H. C. Follansby, and Arthur 0. Fuller, their associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of the Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street Railway Company, 
with power to construct, maintain, and operate a railway, with 
single or double track, with convenient sidings, turnouts, and 
switches, from a convenient point on the line of the Exeter, 
Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway in Seabrook, over and 
upon such highways, bridges, public and private lands and navi- 
gable waters in said Seabrook as may be necessary for the pub- 
lic accommodation, upon and along Seabrook beach in said Sea- 
brook, crossing the Hampton river upon any public bridge which 
may be now or hereafter erected over said river, and over and 
upon such highways, bridges, and public and private lands in 
the town of Hampton as may be necessary for the public accom- 
modation, to some convenient point upon the line of the said 
Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Company in said 
Hampton; and may also construct and maintain suitable build- 
ings, dams, w^ater 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. Said 
corporation may purchase or lease real estate, and purchase, 
lease, or construct suitable pavilions, casinos, restaurants, 
hotels, bridges, and other buildings and structures, for the 
convenience, entertainment, and comfort of the public. Said 
corporation shall have the power to construct and maintain 
across the Hampton river, upon the line of its road, a suitable 
bridge for the accommodation of its tracks, poles, and wires, 
such bridge to be constructed according to the provisions of the 
general laws of this state. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed fifty 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 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. 

KgKyJ ®^^^- ^' ^^^ V^^^^ of said railway occupying any portion of 
the public highway or street shall be located thereon by the 
selectmen 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 



1901] Chapter 262. 769 

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 high- 
way or street by subsequent order of said selectmen or their suc- 
cessors 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 of 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. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public Howio^^ted 
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 privi- 
leges, and be subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities 
contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said i^^ocauon of 
railway shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have ex- 
clusive 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 require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be no ap- 
peal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the towns through which said rail- ^^lectineii 
way shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and kind cenam regu- 
of material 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- 
way, 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 the 
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. 



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[1901 



Eights' 
reserved to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
"ways in re- 
paii-. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting, 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
void as to 
parts not 
built in one 
year. 



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 commissioner, 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the respective 
towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface mate- 
rial 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 miscon- 
duct 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 pro- 
visions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any of the three 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 the 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 one year from its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



Original act 
void unless 
road built by 
Oct. 1, 1901. 



CHAPTER 263. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 277, LAWS OF 1887, APPROVED SEPTEM- 
BER 30, 1887, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO EXTEND THE LINE OF THE 
BLACK ROCK & SALISBURY BEACH RAILROAD, TO BE KNOWN AS THE 
BLACK ROCK & SALISBURY BEACH RAILROAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE.'* 

Section [ Section 

1. Original act void unless road built 2. Takes effect on passage, 
by October 1, 1901. | 

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

Section 1. Chapter 277 of the Laws of 1887, entitled "An 
act to extend the line of the Black Rock & Salisbury Beach Rail- 
road in New Hampshire," is hereby amended as follows : Add to 
section 2 of said act the following : If the railroad authorized 
by this act shall not be fully constructed and ready for operation 
on or before October 1, 1901, then the said act shall be wholly 



1901] Chapter 264. 771 

void and inoperative, and is hereby repealed ; j^^'ovided, however, if 
there shall be any enforced delay in locating, constructing, or 
equipping said railroad by any legal proceedings, the time of such 
delay shall be added to October 1, 1901, within which said rail- 
road shall be constructed and ready for operation as aforesaid, 
so that said section 2 as amended will read as follows : 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
locate, construct, and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods in 
width, with the necessary additions or excavations and embank- 
ments, from the present terminus of the Black Rock & Salisbury 
Beach Railroad, in the town of Salisbury, Massachusetts, at the 
state line, along the beach in the town of Seabrook, in this state, 
to the south bank of the Hampton river, in said town of Sea- 
brook, with the right to connect with any railroad at or within 
the termini aforesaid. If the railroad authorized by this act 
shall not be fully constructed and ready for operation on or be- 
fore October 1, 1901, then the said act shall be wholly void and 
inoperative, and is hereby repealed ; provided, however, if there 
shall be any enforced delay in locating, constructing, or equip- 
ping said railroad by any legal proceedings, the time of such delay 
shall be added to October 1, 1901, within which said railroad 
shall be constructed and ready for operation as aforesaid. 

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



[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 264. 



an act iist amexdi\rent of chaptee 249 of the session laws of 
1893, entitled "ax act to ixcoepoeate the beistol steeet 

EAILWAT." 



Section 
1. Charter amended. 



SECTION 

2. No fee required ; takes effect on 
sage. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of said chapter is hereby amended by charter 
striking out the words " but no part of said railway shall be laid ^"^^^<^e^- 
or built upon that portion of Pleasant and Lake streets lying 
between Central square and the dwelling-house known as the 
Kiah Wells premises in said Bristol," so that as amended said 
section shall read : 

Section 1. That Richard W. Musgrove, Cyrus Taylor, John 
H. Brown, George H. Calley, Ira A. Chase, Samuel P. Train, 
Benjamin F. Perkins, Kenson E. Dearborn, and Smith D. Fel- 
lows, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made 
a body corporate by the name of The Bristol Street Railway, 



772 



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[1901 



No fee 
required; 
takes effect 
on passage. 



with power to construct, maintain, and use a railway, with 
convenient single or double track, over, along, and upon such 
highways, bridges, and lands in Bristol, in the county of Grafton, 
as may be necessary for the public accommodation, with the 
privilege at any time of extending the same into and through 
the town of Bridgewater to some convenient point in the town 
of Hebron contiguous to Newfound lake, and to erect and 
maintain, in and upon any such land, street, highway, or 
bridge, poles, wires, and all necessary appliances to operate said 
road by electricity, supplied by means of a single or double over- 
head line or conductor, or by any other motive power except steam. 
Said corporation may also construct and maintain suitable build- 
ings, engines, electrical and other machinery and apparatus. 

Sect. 2. This act shall not be subject to the provisions of 
section 6, chapter M of the Public Statutes, and shall take effect 
upon its passage. 



[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 265. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATEE-WOEKS IN THE TOWN OF JAFFEEY, IN 
THE COUNTY OF CHESHIRE. 



Section 

1. Construction of water-works author- 

ized. 

2. Right of eminent domain. 

3. May contract to supply water. 

4. Board of water commissioners. 

5. Compensation and duties; vacancy, 

how filled; report. 



Section 

6. Town authorized to raise 150,000 for 

purpose. 

7. Taxation for payment of deht. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Construction 
of water- 
works 
authorized. 



Section 1. That the town of Jaffrey, in the county of 
Cheshire, is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, 
manage, maintain, and own suitable water-works, for the pur- 
pose of introducing into and distributing through the villages in 
said town, or any part of said town, an adequate supply of pure 
water, in subterranean pipes, for extinguishing fires and for the 
use of its citizens and others, and for such other public, private, 
and mechanical purposes as said town may from time to time 
authorize and direct; and for that purpose may take, purchase, 
and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate, 
and any rights therein, and water-rights, and do all other things 
necessary for carrying into effect the purposes of this act, and to 
excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, place, square, 
passage-way, highway, common, or other land or place, over or 
through which it may be deemed necessary and proper for 



1901] Chapter 265. 773 

building, constructing, and extending said water-works, and may 
re-lay, change, enlarge, and extend the same from time to time 
whenever said town shall deem necessary, and repair the same 
at pleasure, having due regard for the safety and welfare of its 
citizens and security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter Rigbt of 
upon and take; water from Bullet pond, in the town of Eindge, domain, 
and to enter upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, 
or ponds in the town of Jaftrey not belonging to any aqueduct 
company, and to enter upon, take, and appropriate any streams, 
springs, or ponds not belonging to any aqueduct company, 
and to secure, by fence or otherwise, such streams, springs, 
ponds, or lake, and dig ditches and canals, make excavations 
or reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or inclo- 
sure through which it may be necessary for said water-works to 
be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or 
conducting water for said purposes, and placing such pipes or 
other materials, or works, as may be necessary for building and 
operating such aqueduct and water-works, or for repairing the 
same ; 'provided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appro- 
priate any stream, spring, pond, or lake, or any land, for the 
purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the same by 
dams or otherwise, and if said town shall not agree with the 
owner or owners thereof for the damage that may be done by 
said town, or such owner or owners shall be unknown, said 
town, or said owner or owners or party injured, may apply to 
the trial term of the supreme court for the county within which 
such stream, spring, pond, lake, or land is situate to have the 
same laid out and the damages determined, and that said court 
shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said county, 
who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice 
thereof in the same manner as is now provided by law for laying 
out highways, and said commissioners shall make report to said 
court, and said court may issue execution accordingly ; if either 
party shall desire, they shall be entitled to a trial by jury, in 
such manner and under such regulations as the court may pre- 
scribe, in the same manner as appeals from the award of dam- 
ages in the case of laying out of highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract May contract 
with individuals and corporations, whether citizens of said town water.^ ^ 
or not, for supplying them with water for any of the purposes 
herein named or contemplated, and to make such contracts and 
establish such regulations and tolls for the use of water for any 
of said purposes as may from time to time be deemed proper 
and necessary to enjoy the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 4. For the more convenient management of said water- Board of 
works, the said town may place the construction, management, missioned", 
control, and direction of said water-works in a board of water 
commissioners, to consist of three citizens of the town, said com- 
missioners to be vested with such powers and duties relating to 
the construction, control, and management of the same as may 



774 Chapter 265. [1901 

from time to time be prescribed bj said toAvn. 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 the legal voters of the town at the next annual meet- 
ing, or at any special meeting duly called for that purpose, and 
their successors shall be elected at each annual meeting thereaf- 
ter; provided, however, that of those first elected, the term of 
one shall expire at the first annual meeting after the first board 
is elected, one at the second annual meeting held thereafter- 
wards, and one at the third annual meeting held thereafter- 
wards, and after the first election one shall be elected for three 
years at each annual meeting to fill the occurring vacancy; 
jjrovided, also, that the term of service of the commissioners first 
elected shall be designated at the time of their election, or said 
commissioners may be appointed by the selectmen of said town 
if the town fail to elect, or if the town at any meeting vote to 
authorize and instruct the selectmen to appoint said water com- 
missioners, 
compen. Sect. 5. The Compensation of said commissioners shall be 

diS;""'^ fixed by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful dis- 
vacancy, how charge of their duties. They shall annually organize by choos- 
fiued, lepor . ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ their number as chairman of their board, and said 
board shall appoint a clerk and a superintendent of the works, 
and such other officers and agents as they may deem necessary, 
and shall thereupon furnish the town clerk a certificate of such 
organization, and the town clerk shall record the same in the 
records of the town. The commissioners shall fix the compen- 
sation of all officers and agents appointed by them, and all offi- 
cers and agents shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their 
duties. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in said board from any 
cause, the two remaining members of the board shall fill such 
vacancy temporarily by appointing a citizen of said town, in 
writing, which shall be filed with the town clerk and recorded 
by hirn on the records of the town ; and the person so appointed 
shall hold the office until the next annual town meeting after his 
appointment, when the town shall elect a commissioner to fill 
out the unexpired term, if any, of the person whose office 
became vacant and was so temporarily filled by appointment. 
Said commissioners shall annually make a report to the town, at 
the same time other town officers report, of the condition of the 
water-works financially and otherwise, showing the funds be- 
longing to their department, and the expenses and income 
thereof, with such other facts and information as the town 
should have, which report shall be published in the annual 
report of said town each year. 
May raise Sect. 6. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at any 

|urpose°.' annual, special, or biennial meeting, by a major vote of those 
present and voting, to raise by taxation and appropriate, or to 
borrow or hire, such sums of money on the credit of the town as 
may from time to time be deemed necessary and expedient, for 
the purpose of defraying the expenses of purchasing real estate, 



1901] Chapter 266. 775 

rights in real estate, water rights, streams, springs, ponds, lakes, 
and other rights and property, as aforesaid, and for constructing, 
maintaining, repairing, extending, enlarging, and operating said 
water-works, such indebtedness not to exceed at any one time 
fifty thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds of the town 
therefor, in such amounts and payable at such time or times 
and at such rates of interest as may be thought proper, and may 
exempt such notes or bonds from taxation when held by inhab- 
itants of the town, said notes and bonds to be signed by at least 
a majority of the selectmen and countersigned by the town 
treasurer. 

Sect. 7. Said town is hereby authorized and empowered to Taxation for 
raise by taxation and pay each year the interest of the notes and debt?^° 
bonds so issued, and such part of the principal as the town may 
determine at any annual meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on p^assale.* 

[Approved March 21, 1901] 



CHAPTER 266. 

AlSr ACT SEVERING THE. HOMESTEAD OF JOHX H. MERCER FROM THE 
TOWX DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, AND ANNEXING THE 
SAME TO THE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SAID CITY OF CONCORD. 

Sectiox I Section 

1. Homestead severed and annexed. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the homestead of John H. Mercer is hereby Homestead 
severed from the town school district of the city of Concord, Inne'xed^""^ 
and said premises are hereby annexed to the Union school dis- 
trict of the city of Concord for school purposes. 

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



[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



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Chapters 267, 268. 
CHAPTER 267. 



[1901 



AN ACT SEVERING THE HOMESTEAD OF HAERT A. SARGENT FROM THE 
SHOESTRING DISTRICT, SO CALLED, IN CONCORD, AND ANNEXING 
THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF CANTERBURY FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES, 



Section 
1. Homestead severed and annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Homestead 
severed and 
annexed. 



Takes effect 
ige. 



Section 1. That tlie homestead farm of Harry A. Sargent be 
disannexed from the Shoestring district, so called, in Concord, 
and be annexed to the town of Canterbury for school purposes. 

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

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 268. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, 
RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES. 



Section 

1. Board of assessors created; appoint- 

ment; vacancies, how filled; pow- 
er of removal. 

2. Compensation of members. 

3. Board to hold office from January 1, 

1903. 



Section 

4. Assistants; compensation. 

5. Act not in force unless adopted at 

election in 1902. 

6. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Board of 
assessors 
created; 
appointment 
vacancies, 
how filled ; 
power of 
removal. 



Section 1. A board of assessors of the city of Concord is 
hereby created, to consist of three members, one of whom shall 
act as chairman, and be so designated at the time of his appoint- 
ment, and who shall also act as secretary and keep a record of 
the organization of the board, the members present at each 
meeting, and of all the business transacted ; anct when the busi- 
ness of the board shall be completed shall deliver said record to 
the city clerk, and perform such other services in his said office 
of secretary as the board of assessors may require. The board 
so created shall constitute the board of assessors of said city, 
and shall exercise all the powers and be subject to all the liabili- 
ties and duties of assessors in towns and cities in this state. It 
shall also be subject to such further duties as the city govern- 



1901] Chapter 268. 777 

ment, by ordinance, prescribes, and be subject to all the ordi- 
nances of the city now in force relatin^^ to assessors, so far as 
the same are applicable and not inconsistent with this act. 

The three members of said board shall first be appointed in 
the month of November, 1902, one for one year, one for three 
years, and one for five years, to serve respectively from January 
1, 1903, and until their successors are chosen and qualified. In 
the month of November of the first year of each municipal term 
thereafter, one member of said board shall be appointed to serve 
for six years from the first of January next ensuing, and until 
his successor is chosen and qualified, to succeed the member 
whose term of ofiice then expires. The assessors provided for 
by this act shall be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by 
the city council in joint convention at the next regular meeting 
after the appointment is made, or at a special meeting called for 
that purpose, which shall not be held within ten days after said 
appointment is made. If the council shall fail to confirm the 
appointment so made by the mayor, a new appointment may be 
made by the mayor at any regular meeting or at any special 
meeting of the city council called for that purpose, which shall 
be confirmed in the same manner as hereinbefore provided. 

Vacancies occurring in the board from any cause may be 
filled by appointment "by the mayor subject to confirmation by 
the city council in joint convention in like manner. In case 
any member of the board is unable, by reason of physical or 
mental disability, to perform the duties of the ofiice, a declara- 
tion to that efiect shall be made by the city council in joint con- 
vention, and a new member appointed in place of the member 
so disqualified. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy, or to 
take the place of a member who has been declared to be physi- 
cally or mentally incapable of performing his duties, shall hold 
office for the unexpired term of such member. Any vacancy in 
the office of chairman shall be filled by appointment by the 
mayor subject to confirmation by the city council acting in joint 
convention in the manner hereinbefore provided, the person so 
appointed to act as chairman until the expiration of his term of 
office as a member of the board. At no time shall more than 
two members of the board belong to one political party. Any 
assessor may be removed from office by the mayor, a majority of 
the city council in joint convention concurring. The person 
appointed to fill the vacancy shall be of the same political party 
as the assessor removed. 

Sect. 2. The members of said board shall each receive the compensa- 
sum of eight hundred dollars annually in full for all services, memtfers. 
The chairman of the board shall receive four hundred dollars 
additional for his services as chairman and secretary, and shall 
devote his whole time to the service of the city. 

Sect. 3. The board hereby created, from and after January how office 
1, 1903, shall supersede and take the place of the assessors then J|'J^3-[^°- 
holding office or who have been elected by virtue of an election 
under the city charter. 



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Assistants; 



Act not in 
force unless 
adopted at 
election of 
1902. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 4. The board of assessors hereby created may employ 
each year suitable persons, not exceeding one from each ward, 
to take the list of ratable polls in such of the wards as they may 
deem necessary. The compensation of such assistants shall be 
two dollars and fifty cents per day for such period, not exceed- 
ing two weeks, as may be requisite to complete said list. 

Sect. 5. This act shall not be in force until it is accepted by 
a majority vote at the biennial election to be holden in the city 
of Concord on the Tuesday next following the first Monday in 
November, 1902, and if so accepted shall immediately be in 
force. The selectmen of the several wards in said city of Con- 
cord are directed to insert in their warrants calling town meet- 
ings for said biennial election an article which shall require the 
sense of the qualified voters to be taken on the following ques- 
tion, namely : Shall the provisions of an act entitled " An act 
in amendment of the charter of the city of Concord, relating to 
the assessment of taxes," be adopted ? The secretary of state, 
in the preparation of the ballots for use in the biennial election 
in November, 1902, for the city of Concord, shall have printed 
on the ballots the following question : Shall the provisions of 
an act entitled "An act in amendment of the charter of the city 
of Concord, relating to the assessment of taxes," be adopted? 
and shall so arrange the form of the ballots that the sense of the 
voters may be taken on the question. The ward clerks of the 
several wards in said city shall within two days after said elec- 
tion make return to the city clerk of Concord of the number of 
votes cast for and also of the number of votes cast against the 
adoption of said act, and the city clerk shall tabulate said re- 
turns and certify the same immediately to the city council. 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 269. 



AN ACT TO IXCORPOEATE THE NORTHERN FIDELITY & TRUST COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; powers. 

2. To be under supervision of bank 

commissioners. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. Taxation of capital stock. 

5. Subject to repeal ; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. William H. C. Follausby, Edwin G. Eastman, 

powerl'^*^'^' Charles G. Moulton, John N. Thompson, Thomas H. Dearborn, 

James B. Brown, and Henry E. Hollis, their associates, succes- 



1901] Chapter 269. 779 

sors, and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate by the name 
of the Northern Fidelity & Trust Company, with all the pow- 
ers and privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature, 
for the purpose of prosecuting the business of a safe deposit, 
trust, and indemnity company ; to receive on deposit, or for safe 
keeping, money and other valuables, the funds of trustees, 
guardians, executors, or others ; to make and negotiate loans; 
to loan, borrow, and deal in money and securities; to issue and 
become surety upon official, indemnity, and other bonds ; to act 
as trustee, guardian, executor, receiver, agent, or in any other 
representative capacity under judicial appointment or other- 
wise ; to issue, register, and countersign certificates of stock, 
bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness, and to receive and 
make payments on account of the same, and to do a general 
banking business. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be entitled to the privileges to be under 
and powers granted to foreign surety companies by chapter 172of ba'nk^com- 
of the Public Statutes, and it shall be under the sole supervision ™i^^^«^^'"^- 
of the bank commissioners. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation shall have a capital of one hun- capital 
clred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dol-®^°^^" 
lars each, and may acquire and hold real estate for its own use 
not to exceed the amount of its capital stock. No business shall 
be begun under this charter until the sum of one hundred thou- 
sand dollars shall have been paid in in cash and a certificate of 
such payment, verified by the oath of a majority of the direct- 
ors, shall have been filed in the office of the secretary of state. 
After the filing of such certificate the private property of share- 
holders shall not be liable for the debts or obligations of the 
corporation. 

Sect. 4. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force gov- Taxation of ^ 
erning the taxation of the capital stock in banks and trust com-°^^^ ^ 
panics shall apply to this corporation. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to 

1 . 1. *.. IT T • • i_ ^ i.^ ' repeal; act 

whenever m their opinion the public good requires it, and ttiis takes effect 
act shall take effect upon its passage. °^ passage. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



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Chapter 270. 
CHAPTER 270. 



[1901 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTEE 191 OF THE LAWS OF 1899, EN- 
TITLED "an act to INCOEPOEATEi THE CITIZENS^ INSTITUTION FOR 
SAVINGS OF NASHUA/' 



Section 
1. Number of trustees increased. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



in General 



Kumber of 

trustees 

increased. 



Takes effect 



Section 1. Amend chapter 191 of the Laws of 1899, section 
4, by striking out the word " nine " in the ninth line thereof 
and inserting instead the word thirteen, so that the said section 
as amended will read as follows : 

Said corporation, at its first meeting under this act and at any 
annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, by ballot 
and major vote of those present, other persons as members of 
this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those who are at 
the time of such election members thereof. At the first meet- 
ing of said corporation, and at each subsequent annual meeting, 
there shall be chosen, in the same manner from among the 
members, a clerk and a board of trustees, not exceeding thirteen 
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 corpora- 
tion 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 regu- 
lation shall take effect 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 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. 

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

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapters 271, 272. 
CHAPTER 271. 



781 



AX ACT TO PEEillT THE PEOPEIETOES OF THE STEATHAM AXD NEW- 
MAEKET BEIDGE TO SELL AND CONVEY ITS PEOPEETY AND FEAN- 
CHISES, AND TO INCEEASE AND EEGULATE ITS TOLLS. 

Section j Section 

1. Sale of corporate property author- 3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

ized. passage. 

2. May adjust rates of toll. 1 

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



Section 1. The proprietors of the Stratham and N'ewmar- saie autboj- 
ket Bridge are hereby authorized and empowered to sell and^^^'^- 
convey all the property and franchises of said corporation, upon 
such terms and to such person or corporation as it may, by vote 
at a legal meeting, direct ; 'provided, that all obligations of said 
corporation, existing at the time of such sale, shall be first paid 
and discharged. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- May adjust 
ered to increase, adjust, and regulate the rates of toll granted to^'^^®®*^^^^^*" 
it by its charter in 1807. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act takes enect upon its passage 



[Approved March 21, 1901. 



clause; act 
takes effect 
on passages. 



CHAPTER 272. 



AN ACT TO IXCORPOEATE THE MILTON WATEE-WOEKS COMPANY. 



Section 


Section 


1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 


s. 


Towns authorized to contract with. 


2. Capital stock. 




company. 


3. Meetings. 


9. 


If water-works transferred to town. 


4. May hold property; right to exca- 




water commissioners may be ap- 


vate. 




pointed. 


5. Right of eminent domain. 


10. 


First meeting. 


C. Appeal from award of damages. 


11. 


Takes effect on passage; subject to 


7. May contract to supply water ; issue 




repeal. 


of bonds. 







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

Section 1. That Malcom A. H. Hart, Charles H. Looney, corporatic^. 
S. Lyman Hayes, Charles D. Jones, Fred B. Roberts, Harry L. ^u^Jos^s!"^^ 
Avery, George E. Wentworth, Joseph H, Avery, Ira W. Jones, 



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[1901 



Meetings. 



May hold 
property; 
right to 
<excavate. 



Arthur W. Dudley, Everett F. Fox, Henry F. Townsend, Free- 
man H. Lowd, William T. Wallace, Frank G. Home, Chai-les 
A. Jones, Nathaniel G. Pinkham, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Milton Water-Works Company, 
for the purpose of bringing water into the town of Milton and 
villages therein, for domestic and mechanical purposes, the 
extinguishment of tires, and such other purposes as may be 
deemed necessary and proper; and by that name may sue and 
be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, 
and are hereby vested with all the powers and privileges and. 
subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar 
' nature. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares of one hundred dollars each as may be 
from time to time determined by the directors of said corpora- 
tion, not exceeding in the whole the sum of forty thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpora- 
tion shall be held at such times and places and upon such notice 
as may be provided by the bjMaws of the corporation, and such 
officers and agents may be chosen as therein provided. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and 
hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate 
necessary for the carrying into effect the purposes of this act ; 
and said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break 
ground, dig ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, 
square, passageway, or highwa}- through which it may be 
deemed necessary for the pipes, hydrants, aqueduct, and water- 
works of said corporation to pass, be, or exist, for the purpose of 
placing said pipes, hydrants, aqueduct, and water-works, and 
such other material as may be deemed necessary for building 
said aqueduct and water-works, and to relay, repair, and change 
the same, subject to such regulations as to the safety of the citi- 
zens and security of the public travel as may be prescribed by 
the selectmen of said Milton. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and 
appropriate any springs, streams, rivers, or ponds in said Milton, 
or in the adjoining town of Middleton; also to bore for subter- 
ranean waters, and to secure the same by fences or otherwise, 
and erect, construct, and maintain such dams, reservoirs, and 
buildings as may be necessary for such water-works and aque- 
duct, a^id dig ditches and make excavations and reservoirs 
through, over, in, or upon any land or inclosure through which 
it may be necessary for the pipes and water to pass, or said exca- 
vations, reservoirs, aqueduct, buildings, and wat-er-works to be 
or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or 
conducting said water, and placing such pipes, other materials, 
or works as may be necessary for building or operating such 
aqueduct and water-works, or repairing the same; inovided, if it 
shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate any streams, 



Right of 
«niiDent 
<iomain. 



1901] Chapter 272. 783 

springs, rivers, or ponds, or any land for the purpose aforesaid, 
or to raise or lower the level of the same, and if said corporation 
shall not agree with the owners for the damage thiit may be 
done by said corporation, or such owners shall be unknown, 
said corporation may apply to the trial term of the supreme 
court for the county of Strafford, to have the same laid out and 
the damages determined, and the said court shall refer the same 
to the county commissioners of said countj^, who shall appoint a 
time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same 
manner as is now provided by law for laying out highways ; and 
said commissioners shall lay out the same, determine the dam- 
ages, and report to said court, and said court may issue execu- 
tion accordingly. 

Sect. 6. The same right of appeal from such award of Appeal from 
damages shall exist as in the case of lands taken for highways damages, 
by county commissioners. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may contract with individuals and ^^Yu^pV^^^^* 
corporations for supplying them with water, and establish such water; issue 
regulations and rents for the use of water as may from time to*" 
time be deemed proper ; and said corporation is authorized to 
borrow money to defray the cost of such aqueduct and water- 
works, and to issue their notes or bonds therefor, and to secure 
the same by a mortgage of all their estate. 

Sect. 8. Said town of Milton, or any fire district now or Town 
hereafter organized in said town, is hereby authorized and em-eontractwith 
powered to make contracts with said corporation for a supply of ^°"^P^"y* 
water and the establishment of hydrants for the extinguishment 
of tires and other necessar}^ and proper uses, and to lease or 
purchase their franchise, works, structures, and estate, of any 
kind whatever, and may raise and appropriate money for such 
purposes, and may borrow or hire money therefor on the credit 
of said town or fire district, and may issue notes and bonds 
therefor, first being instructed to do any of said things, in the 
same manner as is prescribed for the appropriation of money by 
towns in chapter 40, section 4, of the Public Statutes. Said 
town of Milton, or any fire district hereafter organized in said 
town, is further authorized or empowered to purchase this char- 
ter of the corporators at any time before any business is done 
hereunder, for a sum not to exceed one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars. 

Sect. 9. If said town, or any fire district therein now orif"n;ater. 
hereafter organized, shall lease or purchase, as aforesaid, the furred to^"^' 
franchise, works, structures, and estate of said corporation, said commilsicm. 
town or said fire district, for the more convenient management ^^'^ "^.^L^® 

n • 1 1 TIT'® 1 appelated. 

or said water-works, may place them under the direction and 
control of a superintendent or board of water commissioners, or 
both, and the selectmen of said town or the firewards of said 
district are hereby authorized and empowered to appoint such 
superintendent or board of commissioners, with such powers and 
duties as may from time to time be prescribed by said town or 
fire district. 



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First meeting. Sect. 10. Any two of the Corporators named in this act 
may call the first meeting of the corporation, by giving or mail- 
ing a notice in writing to each of said corporators of the time 
and place of meeting five days previous to said meeting, and at 
said meeting, or any adjourned meeting thereof, or at any sub- 
sequent meeting duly called, associates may be admitted and all 
proper ofiicers chosen, the number of shares fixed, and such by- 
laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed necessary to 
carry into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take eflect upon its passage, and the 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the 
public good requires. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
subject to 
repeal. 



CHAPTER 273. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 100 OE THE LAWS OF 1871, BEING AN 
ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING ASSOCIATION. 



Section 
1. Cliarter amended. 



Section 
2. Takes eflect on passage. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Section 1. That chapter 100, section 2, of the Laws of 1871, 
be amended by adding thereto after the words " Wildey Lodge 
~Eo. 45 " the words, Ridgely Lodge No. 74, so that the section 
as amended shall read as follows : 

Said corporation is authorized and empowered to erect, main- 
tain, and have the care and management of such buildings as 
may be erected upon the lot of land in Manchester owned by 
Hillsborough Lodge No. 2, Mechanics' Lodge No. 13, Wildey 
Lodge No. 45, and Ridgely Lodge No. 74 of the Lidependent 
Order of Odd Fellows in said Manchester. 

Amend section 4 by adding after the words " Wildey Lodge 
No. 45 " the words, Ridgely Lodge No. 74, and in said section 4 
strike out the words "nine" and "fifteen'" and add in their places 
respectively the words, twelve and twenty, so said section as 
amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 4. Members of said corporation shall be members of 
said Hillsborough Lodge No. 2, Mechanics' Lodge No. 13, 
Wildey Lodge No. 45, and Ridgely Lodge No. 74, one third in 
number from each of said lodges, and such members may be 
designated and the manner of their selection and their term of 
membership fixed as said lodges respectively may determine, 



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Chapter 274. 



785 



but the whole number of members of said corporation shall not 
be less than twelve nor more than twenty. 

Amend section 5 by striking out in the second line the words 
" said lot of land with the buildings thereon " and adding in 
their place the words, any lands of said association ; and in the 
fifth hne of said section 5 strike out the word " fifty " and add 
in its place the words, one hundred, so said section* shall read as 
follows : 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may issue its bonds, secured by a 
mortgage of any lands of said association, to said corporation 
as trustees for the benefit of the holders of said bonds, duly 
executed by the trustees of said lodges, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars, at such rate of interest, 
payable at such times and upon such conditions and limitations, 
as may be determined by the corporation, which bonds shall be 
under the seal of the corporation and signed by the president 
and treasurer, and the proceeds thereof shall be applied by the 
president, treasurer, and secretary to carry out the purposes of 
this act, and shall be valid and binding upon the corporation. 

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



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 274. 



AN ACT PROVIDIXG TOE THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES TO THE ALDER- 
MEN AND MEMBERS OF THE COMilON COrNCIL OF THE CITY OF 
CONCORD, N. H. 



SECTION 

1. Annual salaries of aldermen. 

2. Annual salaries of councilnien. 

3. When payable; deduclion for non- 

attendance. 



Section 

4. Act in force after acceptance by city 

council. 

5. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



e it enacted hy tlie Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 



Section 1. That the members of the board of aldermen of A^uai^^^ 
the city of Concord shall each receive the sum of seventy-five auiermen, 
dollars annually in full for all services, including committee ser- 
vice. The members of said board, who are members of the 
committee on accounts and claims, shall each receive the sum of 
ten dollars additional. 

Sect. 2. That the members of the common council of the Annuai^sai^- 
city of Concord, K H., shall each receive the sum of forty dol- ci^men!^*'"''' 
lars annually in full for all services, including committee service. 
The members of the common council, who are members of the 



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[1901 



When paya- 
ble; deduc- 
tion for non- 
attendance. 



Act in force 
after accept- 
ance by city 
council. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



committee on accounts and claims, shall receive ten dollars 
additional. The president of the common council shall receive 
the sum of twenty dollars in addition to the regular salary. 

Sect. 3. Said salaries shall be payable at the end of each 
financial year. There shall be deducted from the salary of each 
alderman, as above provided, the sum of three dollars, and from 
the salary of each councilman the sum of two dollars for each 
regular or special meeting of the city council which the record 
of the city clerk shall show he failed to attend. 

Sect. 4. This act shall not be in force until it is accepted by 
the city council of said city, in joint convention, by majority 
vote at a regular meeting of the city council, or at a special 
meeting called for that purpose, and when so accepted shall 
thereafter remain in-force until altered or repealed. In case of 
a tie vote in the city council upon the question of the acceptance 
of the provisions of this act, the mayor shall have a casting vote. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed so far as they relate to the city of Concord, 
and this act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 21, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 275. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHAETER OE THE ALTON 
TEIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



GILMANTON ELEC- 



Section 
1. Time for building road extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Time for SECTION 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Alton & 

SndeT'''^ Gilmanton Electric Railway Company, approved March 11, 
1899, is hereby extended to March 11, 1908, and said corpora- 
tion shall have such additional time in which to build its road. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 276. 
CHAPTER 276. 



AN ACT' TO UNITE THE CLAREMONT STREET RAILAVAY COMPANY AND 
THE CLAREMONT ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY INTO ONE CORPORA- 
TION, TO BE KNOWN AS THE CLAREMONT RAILWAY <t LIGHTING 
COMPANY. 



Section 

6. Capital stock. 

7. May adopt by-laws. 

8. Fii'st meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Authorized to acquire property of 

certain corporations. 

3. Transfer of property autliorized. 

4. Corporation authorized to operate 

railroad in Claremont. 

5. May supply electric light, heat, and 

power. 

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

Section 1. That H. K. Beckwith, I. F. Chandler, F. P. May- corporation 
navel, Edwin B. Heywood, J. T. Emerson, Oscar B. Eand, of^^"^"*"^*"^- 
Claremont, ISTew Hampshire, and Fred T. Ley, Harold A. Ley, 
and J. M. Fuller, of Springfield, Massachusetts, are hereby 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Clare- 
mont Railway & Lighting Company, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judo:ment 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, wdiich are applicable to said corpor- 
ation. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized at anv time Authorized to 
within two years from 



the date of the passage of this act to property of 

" ~ " ■ ~ It A certain eoi 

porations-. 



acquire by contract all the property, assets, and franchises of the '^®''^^'" *^*'^- 



Claremont Street Raihvay Company, a corporation duly incor- 
porated by an act of the legislature approved February 14, 1899, 
upon such terms as may be agreed upon by the said Claremont 
Street Railway Company and the said Claremont Railway & 
Lighting Company, and upon execution of said contract said 
Claremont Railway & Lighting Company shall have and enjoy 
all the franchises, rights, and powders of the said Claremont 
Street Railway Company, together with the same rights of ex- 
tension and franchises, rights, and powers in relation thereto 
necessary and convenient for the maintenance and operation of 
said railwaj', subject, nevertheless, to any limitations in the char- 
ter and to all provisions in the statute applicable thereto not 
inconsistent with this act. 

Said Claremont Raihvay & Lighting 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 Claremont Elec- 
tric Light Company, a corporation duly incorporated by an act 
of the legislature approved August 17, 1887, upon such terms as 



7:38 Chapter 276. [1901 

may be agreed upon by said Claremont Railway & Lighting 
Company and said Claremont Electric Light Company, and 
upon execution of such contract, said Claremont Railway & 
Lighting Company shall have and enjoy all the franchises, 
rights, and powers of the said Claremont Electric Light Com- 
pany so far as they relate to supplying electricity for light, 
power, heat, and other purposes, subject, nevertheless, to any 
limitations in the charter and to all provisions in the statutes 
applicable thereto not inconsistent with this act ; said corpora- 
tion is hereby authorized at any time to acquire by contract all 
the property, assets, and franchises of any gas company doing 
business in said Claremont upon such terms as may be agreed 
upon by the said gas company and the said Claremont Railway 
& Lighting Company, and upon execution of said contract, said 
Claremont Railway & Lighting Company shall have and enjoy 
.■all the franchises, rights, and powers of the said gas company so 
far as they relate to supplying gas for light, heat, and other pur- 
poses, subject, nevertheless, to any limitations in the charter 
and to all provisions in the statutes applicable thereto not incon- 
sistent with this act ; it being the intent of this act to authorize 
the said Claremont Electric Light Company and the said Clare- 
mont Street Railway Company to unite the property, assets, and 
franchises of said corporations into the corporation created by 
this act to be known as the Claremont Railway & Lighting 
■Company, and also to authorize the said Claremont Railway & 
Lighting Company to acquire the property, assets, and franchises 
of any company or corporation making and supplying gas for 
light, heat, and other purposes in the said town of Claremont. 
--Tranter otf "Sect. 3. The Said Claremont Electric Light Company and 
ISthSed. the said (Jlaremont Street Railway Company are hereby autho- 
rized and empowered to transfer and convey by contract all the 
property, assets, and franchises of said corporations to the said 
Claremont Railway & Lighting Company upon such terms as 
may be agreed upon by the said corporations, and as will enable 
■said Claremont Railway & Lighting Company to maintain and 
operate the said railways ancl the 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, 
^^rate^*^ '^'^ Sect. 4. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 
^a,iir<«.din ^red to coustruct, maintain, and operate a railroad for the 
«nj„^ „^ transportation of passengers, freight, express, and mail with 
convenient side tracks over any point within the limits of said 
town of Claremont over and upon such highways and lands as 
may be necessary for the public accommodation in said town, 
with branches, extensions, and tracks to other parts of said 
towns ; and to transport freight to and from the depot known as 
Claremont Junction depot, and the depot known as Claremont 
Tillage depot, both on the line of the Boston & Maine Railroad 
in said town of Claremont, and any manufacturing plant or cor- 



<C(laisemojii>t. 



1901] Chapter 276. 789 

poration in said town. The motive power to operate the cars 
upon said tracks may be any motive power except steam, and 
one or more dilierent kinds of motive power hereby authorized 
may be used for operating cars simultaneously or from time to 
time as maybe deemed best; and the company may construct 
and maintain suitable buildings, dams, boilers, water and other 
motors, engines, electrical machinery and works as may be 
needed and convenient for conducting the business of said cor- 
poration ; and ma}^ 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 dis- 
posed of at pleasure. 

Sect. 5. Said Claremont Eailway & Lighting Company is May supply 
hereby authorized and empowered to establish, manage, and heatfani^^^*' 
carry on in the town of Claremont the business of generating, p°^"'- 
manufacturing, producing, and supplying electricity for pur- 
poses of light, heat, and mechanical power, distributing, convey- 
ing, and supplying the said electricity by metallic wires, or by 
any other suitable means of transmitting the same upon poles 
erected or in subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed in the 
public streets, highways, or sewers, and other places ; to build 
suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machines and 
works as may be needed and convenient for conducting the 
business hereby authorized, and may lease, purchase, hold, and 
acquire such real and personal estate as may be necessary or 
convenient in carrying out the purposes for which said corpora- 
tion is organized. 

Sect. 6. The capital stock of said corporation shall not capital stock- 
exceed one hundred 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 
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 refund- 
ing its refunded 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 amend- 
ments thereto. To secure the payment of such bonds, with 
interest thereon, said corporation may make a mortgage or 



790 Chapter 277. [1901 

mortgages of its road and franchises, and any part of its other 
property, and may include in any such mortgage property there- 
after to be acquired. 

j*^^5^*^opiby. Sect. 7. 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. 

First meeting. Sect. 8. Any three of the persons named as grantees may 
call the first meeting by publishing notice thereof in any news- 
paper printed in said Claremont at least one week 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 successors are chosen at a meeting of the stockholders 
legally called. 

Subject to "Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 

effect on*^ wdicnever in its opinion the public good may require, and this 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 277. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE LINES OF THE NEW OR WEST PARISH IN 
LONDONDERRY. 

Section l. Portion of parish in town of Derry set off. 

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

D°i*r° set-off SECTION 1. That SO mucli of the iSTew or West Parish in Lon- 

eiiy se o . ^|Qj^(-|gj.j,^ ^g jg git^ate in the present township of Derry be set off" 

and disannexed from said New or West Parish in Londonderry. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] Ceapter 278. 791 

CHAPTER 278. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 2-il OE THE SESSION LAWS OF 1893, EN- 
TITLED "an act TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LACONIA," AND TO 
CREATE A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR SAID CITY. 

Section l. Board of public works created; duties and powers; oi'ganization ; to 
give bonds; to keep records; to furnisli estimates of necessary appropriations ; 
salaries of members; vacancy, bow filled; repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 

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



Section 1. Insert a new section in said chapter, between sec- Board of pub- 
tions 20 and 21, which shall read as follows : created? 

Section 21. The general management and control of the po^l^.g^."*^ 
street department and the sewer and engineering departments, organization ; 
except as hereinafter provided in relation to the two Igftst named to keep 
departments, shall he vested in a board of commissioners, con-fumisb' *° 
sisting of three members, to be know^n as the board of public ^|^™^*®|.°* 
works, who shall be elected by the city council at its nieeting aroroprm^ 
on the fourth Tuesday of Marcli, 1901, and serve one for two ries; vacancy, 
years, one for four years, and one for six years, and until their J^epeaUng' 
successors are elected and qualified, and biennially on the fourth ^^|'^|®g^|^^ 
Tuesday of March thereafter the city council shall elect one on passage, 
member of said board to serve for six years. Said board of , 
commissioners shall have charge of the construction and repair 
of all highways, bridges, and sidewalks within the city, and shall 
have authority to purchase timber, plank, stone, and other ma- 
terial for the construction and repair of streets, bridges, high- 
ways, and sidewalks, and they may remove gravel, rocks, or 
other material from one part of the city to the other, doing no 
damage to adjoining land for the purpose of grading or other- 
wise repairing the same. 

They shaljkhave power and authority to appoint a street com- 
missioner, who shall be subject to their direction, and they shall 
also have authority to employ, cause, or direct the employment 
of such other men and teams as they shall deem necessary. They 
may remove said street commissioner or any servant or employee 
whenever they deem it necessary, and they shall generally 
have and exercise all the powers and authority that highw^ay 
agents of towns now have under section 3, chapter 29 of the 
Session Laws of 1893, and section 1 of chapter 111 of the Session 
Laws of 1895, and all the powers of city councils under para- 
graph 7 of section 10, chapter 50 of the Public Statutes. Said 
board shall hereafter appoint the superintendent of sewers 
and fix his salary or compensation, and may remove him when- 
ever they deem it necessary. Said board shall have in charge 
the care, construction, and repair of all public drains and sew- 
ers of the city. Said board shall hereafter appoint the citj^ engi- 
neer, and may remove him whenever they deem it necessary. 



792 Chapter 278. [1901 

Said engineer shall have such powers and duties not inconsistent 
with this act as the city council shall from time to time provide 
by ordinance. Said board may have such additional powers 
and duties not inconsistent with this act as the city council 
may from time to time prescribe by ordinance. 

Said board immediately after their first election, and annually 
thereafter, immediately after the fourth Tuesday of March, shall 
organize by the choice of one of their number as chairman and 
one as secretary. They may make such rules and regulations 
for the government of their department not inconsistent with 
this act as they deem advisable. They shall be sworn to the 
faithful discharge of their duties, and shall give bonds to the city, 
such bonds to be to the satisfaction of the city council for the 
faithful discharge of their duties. They shall keep an accurate 
record of their proceedings and an accurate account showing 
in detail all moneys received by them, from whom and when 
received, and all moneys paid out by them, to whom and for 
what purpose, and on or before the fifteenth day of February 
in each year they shall make a report to the city council show- 
ing in detail their receipts and expenditures and settle their 
account with the city. Their report shall be printed in the an- 
nual city report in detail. They shall also, on or before the fif- 
teenth clay of February in each year, make to the city council 
an estimate of the mone}' necessary to be raised or appropri- 
ated for all purposes relating to streets, highways, bridges, and 
sidewalks for the year ensuing, stating in detail the purpose for 
which the money is desired to be used. All bills and indebted- 
ness made or contracted shall be paid from the city treasury upon 
the order of said board, but nothing in this act shall be construed 
to give said board any power or authority to contract any in- 
debtedness against the city in any year in excess of the amount 
raised or appropriated by the city for that year for purposes 
of expenditure within the province of said board. The annual 
salary of each member of the board shall be one hundred dol- 
lars. A vacancy occurring in said board shall be filled by the 
city council at its first regular meeting after such vacancy occurs, 
and shall be for the unexpired term of the member creating 
such vacancy. Said board shall have the power, if they deem 
it advisable, to appoint one person to hold all of the three offices 
of street commissioner, city engineer, and superintendent of 
sewers, or any two of them. 

So much of section 21 of said chapter 241, and any ordinance 
of the city, as is inconsistent with the provision of this act is 
hereby repealed. Re-number the succeeding sections of said 
chapter 241, making section 21 of said chapter, section 22. 

This act shall take eftect on its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 279. 
CHAPTER 279. 



793 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 182 OF THE SES- 
SION LAWS, PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1893, ENTITLED "AN ACT 
IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, CREAT- 
ING A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONEES FOR SAID CITY,'' CHANG- 
ING THE POWERS OF THE POLICE COMMISSIONERS IN THE CITY OF 
CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Power of police commissioners to 

remove officers defined. 

2. Act not in force until accepted by 

city council. 



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



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

Section 1. Section 4 of an act entitled "An act in amend- Power of 
ment of the charter of the city of Concord, creating a board of lu^iSe^s" 
police commissioners for said city," is hereby amended by strik- ^^^c^e^s^^^ 
ing out all of said section 4 after the word " office " in the tenth defined, 
line of said section, and substituting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: The police commissioners shall have the right by majority 
vote to remove any member of the police force at any time for 
good and sufficient cause and after a due hearing, and such 
cause shall be expressed in the order of removal. Said commis- 
sioners shall also have the right, by a unanimous vote, to re- 
move any member of said police force at any time when in their 
opinion the public good requires such removal. So that said 
section, as amended, shall read as follows : 

The police force of said city shall consist of a city marshal, 
assistant city marshal, captain of the night watch, regular police 
and night watch not exceeding twenty, who shall devote their 
whole time to their said duties, and who shall not be engaged 
or engage in any other business or occupation, or hold any 
state, count}^, or other municipal office, and special policemen 
not exceeding eighty, who shall be appointed by the police com- 
missioners immediately after the appointment of said commis- 
sioners, and who shall serve during good behavior and while 
competent to discharge the duties of the office. The police 
commissioners shall have the right, by majority vote, to remove 
any member of the police force at any time for good and suffi- 
cient cause and after a due hearing, and such cause shall be 
expressed in the order of removal. Said commissioners shall 
also have the right, by a unanimous vote, to remove any mem- 
ber of said police force at any time when in their opinion the 
public good requires such removal. 

Sect. 2. This act shall not be in force until it is accepted by Act not in 
the city council of said city, in joint convention, by majority accepted'by 
vote at a regular meeting of the city council or at a special '^"^ ^°"^"^" 



794 



Chapter 280. 



[1901 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



meeting called for that purpose, and when so accepted shall 
thereafter remain in force until altered or repealed. In case of 
a tie vote in the city council upon the question of the accept- 
ance of the provisions of this act, the mayor shall have a cast- 
ing vote. 

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 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 280. 



AN ACT TO INCOEPOEATE THE GAFNET HOME FOR THE AGED. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted. 
'». Purposes; may hold property. 
3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. No charter fee; property exempt 

from taxation. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Purposes ; 
may hold 
property. 



First 
meeting. 



Section 1. That Albert Wallace, Stephen C. Meader, Sid- 
ney B. Hayes, Horace L. Worcester, Willis McDuffee, William 
G. Bradley, Nathaniel T. Kimball, all of Eoehester in the 
county of Strafford, their associates and successors, be and 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
The Gafney Home for the Aged, and by that name may sue and 
be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, 
and shall have and exercise all the powers and privileges and be 
subject to all the liabilities by law incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish 
and maintain in the city of Rochester an institution for the sup- 
port and maintenance of aged people of both sexes, and for that 
purpose may take and hold real and personal estate by dona- 
tion, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, to an amount not exceed- 
ing two hundred thousand dollars, and may sell, convey, and 
dispose of the same at pleasure, and may erect and maintain 
such buildings and appurtenances as may be deemed necessary 
for the purposes of the corporation. 

Sect. 3. A majority of said grantees may call the first meet- 
ing of said corporation by giving notice in writing to each of 
the grantees named of the time and place of said meeting, at 
which meeting or some subsequent meeting said corporation 
may adopt, and thereafterwards change or alter, such constitu- 
tion, rules, and by-laws for the government of its aft'airs not 
inconsistent with the laws of the state, and elect or provide for 



1901] 



Chapter 281. 



795 



the election of such officers, managers, and agents as they may 
deem advisable, and prescribe their powers and duties. 

Sect. 4. This being a charitable institution, without profit ^^o charter 
to any person, no fee shall be charged by the state for this act, exe'mpt^rom 
and the property of the corporation shall be exempt from taxa- ^^^^^^°"' 
tion so long as it shall be used for the purposes named herein. 

Sect. 5. " This act shall take effect upon its passage. on^l^ssS* 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 281. 



AN" ACT TO INCORPOEATE THE SOCIETY ST. JOHN BAPTIST OF PITTS- 
FIELD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. To carry on business in Pittsfield ; 

may hold real estate. . 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Bii it enaded ly tie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Section 1. That Joseph Danis, Henry Robilliard, Joseph corporation 
Fortaine, Joseph Currier, William Desgrange, and Kelson Dq. constituted, 
val, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are 
incorporated and made a body corporate by the name of the St. 
John Baptist Society of Pittsfield. 

Sect. 2. This corporation is established to make provision Purposes, 
for the payment of w^eekly benefits to its members in case of 
sickness or accident, and in case of death to pay a funeral bene- 
fit, and to provide a fund and make other provisions for said 
purposes. Said fund is to be accumulated and all payments 
made in accordance with the constitution and by-laws made and 
adopted by this corporation. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall carry on its business at Pitts- Business in 
field, this state, and is authorized to buy and hold real estate notmayiioid' 
exceeding in value ten thousand dollars at any one time. real estate. 

Sect. 4. Joseph Danis, Nelson Duval, and Henry Robilliard, Firstmeeting. 
or any two of them, may call the first meeting of this corpora- 
tion at such time and place and in such manner as they may 
think proper, and at such meeting or any adjournment thereof 
a constitution and by-laws may be adopted, and all necessary 
officers chosen for managing the affairs of this corporation. 

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



[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



796 



Chapter 282. 
CHAPTER 282. 



[1901 



AlSr ACT TO AUTHOEIZE THE TOWN OF SUXAPEE TO ISSUE BONDS. 



Section 
1. Issue of bonds authorized. 
3. Where payable ; form of bond. 
3. Amounts and terms to be determined 
by selectmen. 



Section 
4. Takes efifect on passage. 



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



Issue of 
bonds author 
ized. 



Where pay- 
able ; form 
of bond. 



Amounts 
and terms to 
be deter- 
mined by 
selectmen. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The town of Sunapee, for the purpose of building 
and extending its water system, is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to issue bonds in amount not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, made payable not more than twenty years 
from their issue, bearing interest semi-annually, at a rate not to 
exceed three per cent per annum, with interest coupons annexed, 
and to exempt said bonds from taxation wdien held by inhabi- 
tants or corporations of said town of Sunapee. 

Sect. 2. Said bonds shall be made payable to bearer at the 
ofiice of the treasurer of the town, signed by the selectmen of 
the town or a majority thereof, countersigned by the treasurer 
for the time being, and shall have the corporate seal of the towm 
afiixed thereto. Said bonds shall be in form, so far as applica- 
ble, prescribed in chapter 43 of the Laws of 1895, called the 
municipal bond act of 1895 ; and may contain a provision for 
the payment, after fifteen years from date of issue, at the elec- 
tion of the town, on any date when interest thereon becomes 
payable, written notice of such election first having been given 
to the holder, either personal or by post, addressed to his place 
of abode, if known, at least fourteen days before the date speci- 
fied for such payment, or by publication in two newspapers 
published in the county of Sullivan three weeks successively, 
the last publication to be fourteen days at least before such time 
of payment. 

Sect. 3. Said bonds may be issued in such amounts and 
upon such terms as the selectmen and town treasurer may deter- 
mine. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take ettect upon its passage, 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 283. 
CHAPTER 283. 



797 



AN" ACT IN- AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA. 



Each ward to choose alderman and 
two councilmen. 

Board of public works to be ap- 
pointed by mayor; removals and 
vacancies. 

Power of board to employ subordi- 
nates. 

Board to have direction and control 
of what matters. 

To furnish annual estimate of appro- 
priation required. 



Section 

6. To approve bills; compensation of 

board. 

7. Acts repealed. 

8. Board of assessors; how chosen; or- 

ganization; salaries; powers; cler- 
ical force. 

9. Salary of clerk of police court. 
10. Repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. That at the next and all subsequent biennial elec- Each ward to 
tions to be holden in Nashua, each ward in the city shall choose man Ind 'two 
one alderman and two members of the common council, instead ^°""^*^'^®'^- 
of the number now required to be chosen. 

Sect. 2. In the month of January, 1902, the mayor shall Board of 
appoint, subject to the approval and confirmation of the board J^e'^movaTs^and 
of aldermen of said city, a board of public works. Said board ^^°^"^^®^- 
shall consist of the mayor, ex-officio, who shall be chairman, the 
city engineer, ex-officio, and one member who shall serve for the 
period of one year, one member who shall serve for the period 
of two years, and one member who shall serve for the period of 
three years, or until a successor to each shall be appointed and 
qualified in his stead ; and annually thereafter, in the month of 
January, the mayor shall appoint, subject to the approval and 
confirmation of the board of aldermen, one member to be a 
member of said board of public works and to hold his ofiice for 
the term of three years from the time of his appointment or until 
his successor is chosen and qualified, unless sooner removed. 
The mayor, with the advice and consent of the majority of the 
full board of aldermen, may remove any member appointed as 
aforesaid for cause, and any vacancy in said board shall be filled 
for the balance of the same term in the same manner as appoint- 
ments are herein authorized to be made. Hiso appointed mem- 
ber of public works shall hold any other municipal ofiice ; and 
it is further provided that there shall be at no one time more 
than two members appointed from any one political party. 

Sect. 3. Said board shall have the power of employing and Power of 
discharging such superintendents, assistants, agents, and other enfpioyVb- 
employees as it may deem necessary, and to fix the compensa- °"^^"^t®^- 
tion of their several appointees. They shall make any and all 
rules for the government of said board as well as for the govern- 
ment and regulation of said appointees. 

Sect. 4. The said board shall have cognizance, direction. Board to 
and full control (a) of the construction, alteration, cleaning' t\on^^'^^^°- 



798 



Chapter 283. 



[1901 



control of 
•\vliat matters, 



To furnish 
estimate of 
appropria- 
tions. 



To approve 
bills ; com- 
pensation. 



Acts 
repealed. 



Board of 
assessors ; 
how chosen ; 
organization : 
salaries ; 
powers ; 
clerical force 



watering, and repair of streets, avenues, ways, bridges, and 
sidewalks; (6) of the location, construction, extension, care, and 
maintenance of public sewers and drains; (c) of the planting 
and care of the shade and ornamental trees standing in the 
streets and public ways ; (d) of the location and supervision of 
electric power, electric light, telephone, telegraph, and trolley 
wires ; of electric light, telephone, and telegraph poles, and of 
any gas and water pipes, and other conduits, and the erection, 
placing, and removing thereof, (e) They shall have all the pow- 
ers and authority now vested in the committee on highways and 
bridges and the committee on sewers and drains, of the city 
councils, as well as full power and authority to contract for and 
purchase all materials and supplies used in the department cre- 
ated by this act. (/) They shall have the purchasing as well 
as the care and control of all teams and other property used in 
the department of public works established as aforesaid, and all 
powers and duties by law vested in surveyors of highways shall 
apply to the said board of public works, when not inconsistent 
herewith. 

Sect. 5. The said board of public works shall annually, in 
the month of February, send to the city councils an estimate of 
the appropriations required for the maintenance of their depart- 
ment during the financial year. During the month of January 
of each year, said board shall make a written report to the city 
councils of its doings, which report shall be published by the 
city and made a part of the annual report thereof. 

Sect. 6. All bills of expenditure from the appropriation for 
the departments in their control shall be approved by the board 
of public works before they are paid by the treasurer. For 
their services the three persons appointed as aforesaid shall re- 
ceive such compensation as the city councils may from time to 
time determine. 

Sect. 7. Section 1 of chapter 197 of the Pamphlet Laws of 
1897, and so much of section 2 as pertains to street commission, 
is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 8. That the board of assessors shall consist of six mem- 
bers, who shall be elected on the general ticket in the manner 
following, that is to say, at the November election, A. D. 1902, 
there shall be chosen three members of said board who shall 
serve for a period of four years, and three members who shall 
serve for a period of two years, and that at every biennial elec- 
tion thereafter there shall be chosen three members of said 
board for the full term of four years each. Immediately after 
each inauguration of the city government, the board of assessors 
shall meet and select one of their number to be chairman and 
one member to be clerk of said board, and said officers selected 
shall respectively do and perform all the duties pertaining to 
said positions as now defined by law. The said assessors, con- 
stituted as aforesaid, shall have and receive such salaries as the 
city councils of said city may determine, which said salaries 
shall be paj^able as now provided by law. Said board shall have 



1901] Chapter 284. 799 

all the powers, authority, rights, and privileges now granted or 
hereafter to be granted to assessors, and be subject to the same 
liabilities. Said board shall be hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to employ such clerical force, not exceeding five in num- 
ber, as they deem fit and necessary, whose compensation shall 
be fixed in the same manner as the salaries of the assessors, and 
which shall be paid by said city when audited by said board. 

Sect. 9. The salary of the clerk of the police court of the salary of 
city of Nashua shall from and after the passage of this act be poAce°court. 
fixed at six hundred dollars per annum, payable as now pro- 
vided by law. 

Sect. 10. Any other act or part of act inconsistent with this Jjepeaung 
act is hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 284. 



AN ACT AUTHOEIZING THE CITY OF NASHUA TO ISSUE BONDS. 

Section | Section 

1. Issue of $75,000 authorized. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The city of !N'ashua is hereby authorized to issue Jssue^of 
its bonds to the extent of seventy-five thousand dollars, at a rate authorized, 
of interest to be fixed by the city councils, not exceeding four 
per cent per annum, payable in twenty years from the date of 
issue ; the proceeds from the sale of said bonds shall be used in 
the payment of an equal amount of its bonds falling due July 1, 
A. I). 1901 ; that said city shall exempt from taxation any and 
all bonds so issued ; provided, that the rate of interest to be paid 
thereon shall not exceed three per cent per annum. 

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

••^ ° on passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



800 



Chapters 285, 286. 
CHAPTER 285. 



[1901 



AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NEWMARKET ELECTRIC 
LIGHT, POWER & HEAT COMPANY. 



Section 
1. May carry on business in Epping. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



May carry on 
business In 
Epping. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The jSTewmarket Electric Light, Power & Heat 
Company, a corporation empowered to establish, manage, and 
carry on business in Newmarket, Durham, and Lee, is hereby 
authorized and empowered to carry on its business in the town 
of Epping. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 286. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STATE TRUST COMPANY OF CONCORD, 

N. H. 



1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Taxation of capital Stock and depos- 

its. 

4. May adopt by-laws. 

5. Shareholders not individually liable 

for corporate debts. 



6. To be under supervision of bank 

commissioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



Corpoi'ation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



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

Section 1. That Frank W. Rollins, Benjamin A. Kimball, 
John Kimball, Ferdinand A. Stillings, Harry H. Dudley, Henry 
W. Stevens, Edson J. Hill, Harry G. Sargent, David E. Mur- 
phy, George M. Kimball, Frank P. Andrews, and their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body 
corporate by the name of" The State Trust Company, to be lo- 
cated at Concord in this state, with authority to have and exe- 
cute all the powers and privileges incident to corporations of 
similar nature, for the purpose of prosecuting the business of a 
savings bank, safe deposit, and trust company; to loan,_ borrow, 
and deal in money and securities ; to do a general banking busi- 
ness; to receive on deposit or for safe-keeping, money and 



1901] Chapter 286. 801 

other valuables, the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators, 
or others; to act as trustee, receiver, agent, or in any other 
representative capacity for individuals and corporations under 
judicial appointment by the courts of this and other states, or 
otherwise; to issue, register, and countersign certificates of 
stock, bonds, or other evidence of indebtedness, and to receive 
and make payments on account of same ; to make and negotiate 
loans for itself and others, and to negotiate loans upon personal 
or real estate mortgages. 

Sect. 2. Said company shall have a capital stock of five hun- capital stock. 
dred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dol- 
lars each, and may acquire and hold real estate for its own use 
to the value of one hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of such 
real estate as may be taken in good faith for debt or held as 
collateral security. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force Taxation of 
governing the taxation of bank stock and deposits in savings deposfts 
banks on which interest is paid, as expressed in chapter 165 of 
the Public Statutes, relating to the taxation of savings banks 
and trust companies, shall apply to this company. 

Sect. 4. Said company, at any meeting duly held, may adopt May adopt 
such by-laws and resolutions, not repugnant to the laws of this ^' ^^^' 
state, as may be necessary for the proper management of the 
business for which the company was created. 

Sect.* 5. The private property of shareholders shall not be ifi<"7i<iuai 
liable for the debts of the company. ^^ '^^^^" 

Sect. 6. The affairs of the company shall be under the su- under super- 

n, ,,,•'■•'.. ^ 111 vision of 

pervision and control ot the bank commissioners, who shall bank com- 
make the same examinations into and the same reports upon its "^^"^^o^®^'^- 
oondition and receive the same pay for their services from the 
state as in case of savings banks. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- First 
ing of the corporation by notice in writing to each grantee, or ™^^ ^"^' 
by one publication in some newspaper printed in Concord, at 
least one week before the date of meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it, and this efiect on^ ^^ 
act shall take effect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



802 



Chapters 287, 288. 
CHAPTER 287. 



[1901 



AN ACT TO EEVIVE THE CHAETEE OF THE NEWPIELDS ELECTEIC LIGHT, 
HEAT & POWEE COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Charter revived. 



Section 
3. No additional charter fee. 



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



Charter 
revived. 



No addi- 
tional fee. 



Section 1. An act entitled " An act to incorporate the New- 
fields Electric Light, Heat & Power Company," approved 
March 22, 1897, is hereby revived and continued in force as 
fully and completely as if the same were re-enacted at the pres- 
ent time. 

Sect. 2. No additional charter fee shall be paid. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 288. 



AN ACT TO 



AMEND THE OHAETEE OF THE SUNCOOK 
WOEKS COMPANY. 



WATEE- 



Section 
1. Increase of capital stock. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



in General 



Increase of 
capital stock. 



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 and chapter 189 of the Laws of 
1899, is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock to an 
amount not exceeding in the whole the sum of one hundred and 
twenty-five thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 289. 
CHAPTER 289. 



803 



AX ACT TO IXCOEPOEATE THE DIJEHAM WATER-WORKS COMPANY. 



Section 

S. Annual meeting. 
9. Maliciousinjuries to property; pen- 
alty. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Act void unless corporation organ- 

ized within three j'ears. 
Subject to repeal; takes effect on 
passage. 



12. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. May purchase or take real estate. 

4. Assessment of damages. 

5. May contract for supply of water; 
purchase of system. 

6. Fire precinct purchasing may ap- 

propriate money tlieref or. 

7. Loan by town to tire precinct. 

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

Section 1. That James W. Burnham, Charles E. Hoitt, corporation 
Jabez H. Stevens, James D, Meacler, of Durham, George E. purposes. ' 
Chesley of Lee, and Charles W. Rogers of I^ewmarket, their 
associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the 
name of the Durham Water- Works Company, for the purpose of 
furnishing to the people of Durham and Lee a supply of pure 
water for^ domestic, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes, 
and to said towns of Durham and Lee for the extinguishment of 
fires and other public uses, with all the rights, privileges, immu- 
nities, duties, and obligations incident to similar corporations. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital stock, 
ceed twenty-five thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold 
real and personal estate necessary and convenient for the pur- 
poses aforesaid, and it may issue bonds and other obligations, 
secured by mortgage of its real and other property, to carry out 
the purposes for which it is created. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold by purchase, Ma^y purchase 
or may take as for public uses, any real estate or easement estate, 
therein, including the water of any pond, stream, springs, or 
artesian wells necessary for obtaining a suflicient supply of water 
for the construction of reservoirs and laying pipes, and may 
erect and maintain all necessary dams, reservoirs, standpipes, and 
hydrants ; it may lay its pipes through the laud of persons and 
corporations, having first obtained permission of the town offi,- 
cers of said towns, and, under such regulations and restrictions 
as they may prescribe, along the streets and ways of said towns, 
and may lay its pipes under any railroad, water-course, or pri- 
vate way, and cross any drain, or sewer, or pipe ; jjrovicled, that 
in the matter of crossing pipes, it shall, at its own expense and 
within a reasonable time, replace, repair, and cover all such 
pipes and mains as may be displaced, injured, or disturbed dur- 
ing the construction or repair of its water-works ; and it may 
enter upon and dig up any such real estate, railroad, street, or way, 
for the purpose of laying pipes or erecting hydrants or other fix- 
tures, and maintaining and repairing the same ; and it may do 



304 Chapter 289. [1901 

any other act or thing necessary, convenient, and proper to 
carry out the purpose of providing a supply of water and dis- 
tributing the same to the inhabitants of said towns for the uses 
aforesaid; yromded, that nothing in this chapter shall be con- 
strued to authorize interference in any way with the New 
Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, its 
water-works or grounds, without its consent. 
Assessment Sect. 4. Said water company shall pay all damages sustained 
of damages. ^^ ^^^^ person or corporation, in property, by 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 own- 
ers shall be unknown, either party may apply to the supreme 
court at a trial term, in the county of Straltbrd, to have the 
same laid out and the damages determined ; and said court shall 
refer the same to the county commissioners of said count}-, who 
shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice 
thereof in the same manner as now provided by law for laying 
out highways. Said commissioners shall make report to said 
court,"and said court may issue execution therein accordingly ; 
but if either party shall desire it, upon application to said court 
before reference to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to 
a trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as 
said court may prescribe. 
May contract Sect. 5. Said Corporation may make and contract with said 
Kafe^-T towns of Durham and Lee, or with any fire precinct in said 
purchase towns, or With any persons or corporations, to furnish water, 
hydrants, and other means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, 
and for such other purposes as may be deemed necessary, and 
said towns, or any fire precinct therein now existing or hereafter 
organized, are hereby authorized to contract with said corpora- 
tion for the use of said water, hydrants, or other apparatus for 
said purpose, and they may raise and appropriate money there- 
for. And said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered 
to sbII or lease for a term of years to said town of Durham or 
any fire precinct now existing or hereafter organized therein, all 
of its works, structures, and estate, of whatever kind or nature ; 
and said town of Durham or any fire precinct therein is 
hereby authorized to purchase or lease the same ; ^provided, that 
if said town of Durham, after five years from the granting of 
this charter, shall pay to said corporation the cost of construc- 
tion, with interest at'^five per centum, said corporation shall con- 
vey to said town of Durham said water-works by good and suffi- 
cient title deeds ; jirovided, also, that when said town of Durham 
shall contract with said corporation for hydrant service, appro- 
priate money for the same, said corporation shall locate and es- 
tablish hydrants on such streets of said town as it has provided 
payment for ; provided, afiain, that if a fire precinct shall be or- 
ganized in said town of Durham within two years from the pas- 



of system. 



1901] Chapter 289. 805 

sage of this charter, said precinct shall have the same right of 
purchase of said water-works as is provided in this section for 
the purchase by said town. Said precinct, on payment of char- 
ter fees and expenses of organization on or before January 1, 
1902, shall be entitled to all the rights under this act without cost 
of construction. 

Sect. 6. If said fire precinct shall, before January 1, 1902,Appropria^- 
vote to accept the provisions of this charter, then it shall be precinct, 
authorized, at any annual or special meeting called for the pur- 
pose, by a two-thirds vote of those present and voting, to raise 
and appropriate and to borrow or hire such sums of money not 
to exceed twelve thousand dollars on the credit of said fire pre- 
cinct as may from time to time be deemed advisable, for the pur- 
pose of defraying the expense of purchasing real estate, rights 
in real estate, water rights, streams, springs, ponds, etc., and of 
carrying out the provisions of any contract made with any cor- 
poration or individual for the supply of water or for any other 
purpose necessary in constructing, maintaining, and operating a 
system of water- works, and to issue the bonds of said precinct 
payable at such times and at such rates of interest as may be 
thought proper. 

Sect. 7. The town of Durham may, by a two-thirds vote ofLoanbytown 
those present and voting at any town meeting called for the pur- p°ecinct. 
pose, loan its credit, to an amount not to exceed twelve thousand 
dollars, to any fire precinct formed within the town and issue 
its bonds to this amount paj-able at such times and at such 
rates of interest as may be thought proper, accepting from said 
precinct its bonds in exchange "for the town bonds, and said 
town bonds, said precinct bonds, and said water- works owned 
by said precinct are hereby exempted from taxation. 

Sect. 8. The annual meeting of said company shall beAnuuai^^ 
holden at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by- 
laws or appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less 
than three or more than seven directors shall be chosen by bal- 
lot. The directors may call special meetings whenever they may 
deem it necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may 
prescribe. 

Sect. 9. Any person who shall willfully and maliciously cor-MaUcious^ 
rupt the waters of any of the sources of supply or reservoirs of property; 
said company, or shall willfully injure any dam, reservoir, con- 1'^"^"5^- 
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 
hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding one year. 

Sect. 10. Any two of the corporators named in this act may Fh-stmeeting. 
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 Dover, in the county of Straftbrd, at least fourteen days be- 
fore said daj' of meeting; and at said meeting, or at any subse- 
q'lent meeting duly called, associates may be admitted and all 



806 



Chapter 290. 



[1901 



Unless organ 
ized within 
three years 
act void. 



Subject to 
repeal ; takes 
effect on pas- 
sage. 



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 eflect the business of the company. 

Sect, 11. Said corporation shall be organized within three 
years from the passage of this act of incorporation ; otherwise 
this act shall become void. 

Sect. 12. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed 
whenever the public good requires, and shall take effecfr^upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 290. 



AN" ACT TO INOOEPOEATE THE: NOETH SHOEE WATEE COMPANY. 



1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Powers ; right of eminent domain. 

3. Excavations in high.waj'S. 

4. May contract for supply of water. 

5. Capital stock. 

6. Issuance of bonds. 



May contract with towns; towns may 

make contract. 
First meeting. 
Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That Frank A. Philbrick, of Rye, in the county 
pu?poses^'^' of Rockingham, and State of New Hampshire, Albert Bachel- 
der, of North Hampton, in said county, Jeremiah A. Farring- 
ton, John W. Emery, and John W. Kelley, of Portsmouth, in 
said county, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby 
constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the North 
Shore Water Company, for the purpose of introducing into 
and distributing through the towns of North Hampton and Rye, 
in said county, an adequate supply of water in surface, subter- 
ranean, or other pipes, for extinguishing fires, and for the use ot 
the citizens of said towns, and for their proper domestic and 
public purposes, and for such purposes may take, purchase, and 
hold, in fee simple or otherwise, real or personal estate in such 
towns, and any rights therein, and water rights necessary for 
carrying into efiect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation, for the purpose specified in section 
1 of this chapter, is authorized and empowered to dig ditches, 
make excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, and upon any 
land or in closure 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 provided for in this act, or repairing the 
same. The said corporation is also authorized to take land for 
necessary ways from highways to its pipe line, and is authorized to 



Powers ; 
right of emi- 
nent domain. 



1901] Chapter 290. 807 

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 ; -provided, that if it shall be nec- 
essary 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 corporation shall not be able to agree 
with the owners thereof upon the damages which may be done 
by said corporation, or in case the owner shall be "unknown, 
either party may apply to the supreme court, at the trial term 
thereof, in the county of Eockingham, to have the same taken, 
appropriated, and condemned for the purpose required, and the 
damages determined ; and the said court shall refer the same to 
the county commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a 
time and place of hearing and give notice thereof in the same 
manner as is now provided by law in laying out highways; and 
said commissioners 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 refer- 
ence to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to trial in such 
manner and under such regulations as said court may prescribe. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is further authorized and em- Excavations 
powered to enter upon and break ground, dig ditches, and make "^ i^'s'^'^ays- 
excavations in any street, public place, public square, passage- 
way, or highway in said towns of Rye and North Hampton, 
through or over which it may be necessary for the pipes and 
water-works of said corporation to pass, be, or exist, for the pur- 
pose of placing pipes, hydrants, or water-works, and such other 
materials as may be deemed necessary for the construction of 
said water-works, and the distribution through said towns of an 
adequate supply of water ; and to relay and repair said pipes, 
hydrants, and water-works, subject to such regulations in regard 
to the safety of the citizens and the security of public travel as 
may be prescribed by the selectmen of said Rye and l^orth 
Hampton, with reference to the portions of said works that may 
be located or situated in said towns. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is also authorized and empowered May contract 
to contract with individuals and corporations in said towns of ^ater^^'^^ °^ 
Rye and i^orth Hampton, and with said towns themselves, for 
supplying them with water ; and is authorized to make such con- 
tracts and to establish such regulations and tolls for the use of 
said water as may from time to time be deemed proper. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital stock, 
ceed fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dol- 
lars 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 be increased as determined by the 
stockholders until all of said fifty 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 corjDorations. 



808 Chapter 291. [1901 

Issuance of Sect. 6. The said company may issue its bonds for the ac- 
bonds. 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 jfranchise. 
May contract Sect. 7. Said Corporation may make any contract with said 
townrmay' towus of Ryc and North Hampton, or with any fire precinct in 
tract^*^"*^" said towns, or with any persons or corporations, to furnish water, 
hydrants, and other means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, 
and for such other purposes as may be deemed necessary ; and 
said towns, 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 hereafter organized therein, all of its work, struct- 
ures, and estate, of whatever kind or nature, and said town or 
fire precinct is hereby authorized to purchase or lease the same. 
First meeting. Sect. 8. Any three of the corporators named in this act may 
call the first meeting of the company by giving a notice in per- 
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 da3^s before said meet- 
ing, and at said meeting, or at any subsequent meeting duly 
called, associates ma}' be admitted and all proper oflicers chosen, 
and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed 
necessary to carry into eflectthe business of the company. 
Subject to Sect. 9. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed 

effect on ""^^^ whenever the public good requires, and shall take effect upon its 
passage. passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 291. 

AN ACT TO INOOEPORATE THE EAST CONWAY WATER COMPANY. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Suljject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Riglit of eminent domain. 

4. May consolidate witli Fryeburg 
Water Company. 

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

Section 1. That Henry B. Cotton, Joel E. Morrill, F. B. 
purpSsesf'^' Osgood, W. M. Twombly, Alpheus Furber, and Charles F. 



Corporation 



1901] Chapter 291. 809 

Waterhouse, their associates, successors, and assigns, shall be 
and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name 
of the East Conway Water Company, for the purpose of bring- 
ing water in subterranean pipes into the village of East Conway 
and the village of Fryeburg, Maine, for domestic use and the 
extinguishment of fires, and for other purposes ; and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judg- 
ment and execution, and are hereby vested with all the powers 
and subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect, 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital stock, 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by the directors of said 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold real and personal 
estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid; and 
it may issue bonds and other obligations secured by a mortgage 
of its property, assets, and franchises to carry out the purposes 
for which it is created. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- Right of emi. 

^ -r -I • ■ •iTTii.n nent domain. 

propriate any streams, brooks, or sprmgs m said East Conway, 
not belonging to any aqueduct or water company, and to secure 
the same by fences or otherwise, and erect, construct, and main- 
tain such dams, reservoirs, and buildings as may be necessary 
for such water-works and aqueducts, and may dig ditches, make 
excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land 
or inclosure through which it may be necessary for the pipes or 
water to pass, and as may be necessary for operating and main- 
taining said aqueduct and water-works, or repairing the same. 
Provided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate 
any streams, springs, or brooks, or any land, for the purpose 
aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the same, and if said 
corporation shall not agree with the owners thereof for the dam- 
age that may be done by said corporation, or such owner shall 
be unknown, said corporation may apply to the trial term of the 
supreme court for the county of Carroll to have the same laid 
out and the damages determined, and the said court shall refer 
the same to the county commissioners of said county, who shall 
proceed in the same manner as is now provided by law for lay- 
ing out highways, lay out the same, determine the damages, 
and report to said court, and said court may issue execution 
accordingly. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is authorized to consolidate with May consou- 
the Fryeburg Water Company upon such terms as the two cor- Fiyebm-g 
porations may agree, and may transfer its franchise to said 
Fryeburg Water Company. 

Sect. 5. Any two of the corporators named in this act may First meeting, 
call the first meeting by ten days' notice in writing to each of 
the corporators of the time and place of each meeting. At said 
meeting, or any subsequent one, associates may be elected, and 
such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be necessary to 
carry into effect the provisions of this act. / 



810 



Chapter 292. 



[1901 



repeal* takes ^^^'^' ^' The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
effect on whenever the public good requires it; and this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



CHAPTER 292. 



AN ACT TO INOOEPOEATE THE, BEELLNT WATER SUPPLY COMPANY. 



Corporation constituted; purposes; 

may contract to supply water to 

Berlin. 
Capital stock. 
Mortgage of franchise and property 

to secure loan. 



Section 

4. May hold property; right to exca- 

vate, etc. 

5. Right of eminent domain. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



Whereas, Various systems of water supply have been con- 
structed in the city of Berlin for the purpose of supplying the 
inhabitants with water for domestic and mechanical purposes, 
and to said city for protection against fire, which systems are 
known as the Berlin Aqueduct Company system, the Berlin 
"Water Company system, the Green Aqueduct Company system, 
the Cold Spring Water system, and the Twitchell & Holt sys- 
tem, of which the Berlin Water Company system is operated by 
a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Maine ; 
and 

Whereas, The owners of the stock in the Berlin Water Com- 
pany are the owners, subject to liens and encumbrances, of the 
various other systems enumerated, and it is considered desirable 
that the said various systems should be consolidated into one 
system and controlled by one management ; now, therefore. 

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



Corporation 
constituted; 
purposes; 
may contract 
to supply 
water to 
Berlin. 



Section 1. Daniel J. Daley, Herbert I. Goss, J. A. Yaillan- 
court, all of Berlin in the county of Coos and State of iSTew 
Hampshire, and their associates, successors, and assigns, are 
hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name ot 
the Berlin Water Supply Company, for the purposes of furnish- 
ing to the people of said Berlin a supply of water for domestic 
and mechanical uses, and to said city for public uses, for the 
extinguishment of fire and other public uses, with all the pow- 
ers, liabilities, and privileges by law incident to corporations of 
similar nature. It is empowered to make contracts with the 
city of Berlin for supplying it with water for the uses aforesaid. 
Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of the corporation 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 



1901] Chapter 292. 811 

of such corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of five 
hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may borrow money to an amount ^^oi^tgageof^_^ 
not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, and may secure property to*^*^ 
the payment of the same by a mortgage of its franchise ^ud ^®*^'^^'® ^^^'^^ 
property, for the purpose of acquiring the various water systems 
mentioned in the preamble hereof, of refunding or paying the 
mortgage and other indebtedness, or other encumbrances upon 
said systems, of making extensions and improvements to the 
same, of acquiring and developing additional sources of supply- 
ing, and in all legitimate ways of furthering the business of said 
corporation. If it shall deem it desirable to issue bonds secured 
by such mortgage to an amount in excess of the amount of cap- 
ital stock which may be then issued, said corporation may 
apply to the bank commissioners for leave therefor, and may 
issue bonds to such an amount as upon hearing shall be fixed by 
said bank commissioners, which bonds shall be a legal invest- 
ment for savings banks in the State of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and May horn 
hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate r/ghtTto 'ex- 
necessary or convenient for the carrying into efiect of the pur- ^^^^^^' ®^*^- 
poses of this act; and said corporation is authorized to enter 
upon and break ground, dig ditches, and make excavations in 
any street, place, square, passageway, or highway through which 
it may be deemed necessary for the pipes and water-works of 
said corporation to pass, be, or exist, for the purpose of placing 
said pipes, hydrants, water-works, and such other material as 
may be deemed necessary for constructing said water-works, 
and to relay and repair the same, subject to such regulations as 
may be prescribed by the mayor and council of the city of 
Berlin. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon aiid ^i|5*^°J^f^jj- 
appropriate any springs, streams, ponds, or sources of water 
supply which may be deemed necessary to carry out the pur- 
poses of this act, and to secure such springs, ponds, or sources 
of supply by fences, dams, reservoirs, or otherwise, and dig 
ditches, make excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, or 
upon any land or inclosure through which it may be necessary 
for said pipes aud water to pass, or said excavations and reser- 
voirs and water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtain- 
ing and holding and preserving or conducting said water, and 
placing such pipes, materials, or works as may be necessary for 
building and operating said water-works and repairing the 
same ; j^^ovided, that if said corporation shall deem it necessary 
to enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, ponds, 
sources of supply, or land for the purposes aforesaid, or to raise 
or lower the level of the same, and said corporation shall not 
agree with the owners thereof for the damages that may be 
done by said corporation, or said owners shall be unknown, said 
corporation shall file with the register of deeds for the county of 
Coos a description of the same, together with the statement 



812 Chapter 292. [1901 

that the same are taken by said corporation for said purpose ; 
and shall give to the owner or owners, if known, a copy thereof, 
after which said corporation shall be entitled to the possession 
and use of the same. Either party may apply by petition to the 
supreme court at a trial term for the southern judicial district 
of the county of Coos to have the damages determined. 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 now provided for hearings rela- 
tive to laying out highways ; and shall assess damages for such 
taking as of the date when service of the notice filed with the 
register of deeds has been completed, upon said owner or own- 
ers if known, otherwise Avhen said notice has been filed with 
said clerk. Said commissioners shall make report to said court, 
and said court may issue execution thereon accordingly ; but if 
either party shall desire it, upon application to said court, be- 
fore reference to said commissioners, he shall be entitled to a 
trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as such 
court may direct. And provided, further, that tlhis act shall not 
apply to any spring in the city of Berlin owned by not more 
than four individuals, and used solely for the domestic supply of 
the owner in his own family, nor to so much of the waters of 
any spring in the city of Berlin as have been used by any indi- 
vidual or corporation as a private water supply for more than 
twenty years. 
First meeting. Sect. 6. Either of the corporators may call the first meeting 
of the corporation by giving notice in writing of the time and 
place of meeting seven days at least before the day of such 
meeting, and at said meeting or any adjournment thereof asso- 
ciates may be admitted, ofiicers chosen, the capital stock fixed, 
by-laws adopted, and all acts done which may be deemed 
necessary to carry into effect the business of the corporation. 
Annual and special meetings of the corporation shall be held at 
such times and places and upon such notice as shall be provided 
by the by-laws of the corporation. 
Subject to Sect. 7. This act may be amended or repealed whenever the 

effect on^^^^ public good requires, and shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. *" 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



1901] 



Chapter 293. 



813 



CHAPTER 293. 

AlSr ACT TO liSTCOKPOEATE THE MANCHESTER POLICE EELIEE ASSOOI- 
ATION OE MANCHESTEE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. May hold property. 

3. May adopt by-laws; benefits. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Michael J. Healy, John F. Cassidy, Thomas ^.^j, oration 
E. Steele, Leon E. Magoon, John T. O'Dowd, Clifton B. Hil- conStedl 
clreth, and John F. O'Mallej, their associates and successors, ]3e p'^^p^^^^- 
and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name 
of The Manchester Police Relief Association of Manchester, 
in said state, for such benevolent and charitable 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 a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by May hold 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate for ^^'°^®^*^' 
the purpose of said corporation to an amount not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars, and may improve, rent, sell and con- 
vey or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may make and establish such by-sickand 
laws and regulations as may be necessary for the payment of^^^^^^g^ 
weekly benefits to such of its members as may become sick and 
disabled, and the payment of death benefits to the legal repre- 
sentatives or beneficiaries of such of its members as may decease, 
and for the other purposes of this act. 

Sect. 4. Any three of the said grantees may call the first meet- First meeting, 
ing of the corporation, at such time and place as they may deem 
expedient, by a written notice to each grantee, given in hand or 
mailed to his usual address, three days before the date of said 
meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- subject to 
peal this act whenever the public good shall require the same. ^ept^^i- 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1901.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of Secretary of State, 

Concord, July 1, 1901. 
I hereby certify that the acts and resolves and changes of 
names contained in this pamphlet have been compared with the 
originals in this office, and found to be correctly printed. 

EDWARD N. PEARSON, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX. 



I N DEX 

TO 

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAWS 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1901. 



PAGE 

Academies, apj)ropriation for tuition in 589 

to make annual report to state superintendent 589 

Academy, definition of 589 

Actions in Grafton county, returnable when 516 

Adjutant-general to apply certain funds to use of National Guard 517 

Adjutants, regimental, pay of 518 

to rank as captains 517 

Adulteration of meal or grain, penalty for 530 

of milk prohibited 609 

Agents, county commissioners may appoint 533 

Agriculture, state board of. See State board of agricultui'e. 

Albany, a^Dpropriation for highways in 635 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Kailway Co., charter extended 786 

American Typograj)hic Co., name changed to Manchester Traction, 

Light & Power Co 667 

Amesbury & Hampton Street Eailway Co., lease to Exeter, Hamp- 
ton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co. ratified 693 

Ammonoosuc river, waste not to be deposited in 556 

Amory Manufacturing Co., error in former act corrected 699 

Amoskeag Fire Insurance Co. revived 755 

Anatidae considered game birds 571 

Animals, wild, certain, not protected from dogs 504 

Antwerp pigeons protected 533 

Appeals from the superior court 563 

Apportionment of representation to general court 600 

Appropriation for bridge to Endicott Rock 638 

building at Pan-American exposition 499 

constitutional convention 647 

expenses of Vicksburg commission 653 

furniture in Eepresentatives' hall 640 

highways. See Highways. 

indexing records in office of secretary of state 630 

819 



820 INDEX. [1901 

Appropriation for Ivearsarge memorial C41 

laboratory of hygiene 514 

library of state prison 561 

lights and buoys in Squam lake 638 

Sunapee lake 639 

Winnipesaukee lake 650 

marking flag eases 634 

painting interior of state library 638 

portrait of Harriet P. Dame 630 

rifle ranges for National Guard 544 

screening Bow lake 642 

Crystal lake 637 

Stinson lake 637 

Winnesquam lake 640 

tablets on Fifth regiment monument at Gettys- 

t>urg 631 

transportation of body of Capt. W. A. Sanborn 632 

tuition in high schools and academies 589 

Appropriation in favor of Charles J. Ballou 653 

Charles A. Barney's widow 637 

Charlotte Bartlett 653 

Bent & Bush 627 

George C. Bingham 653 

A. H. Britton 653 

Henry E. Brock 653 

James Burbeck 653 

Charles E. Buzzell 627 

Frank H. Challis 653 

Chronicle & Gazette Co 653 

Harry B. Cilley 653 

Thomas F. Clifford 653 

John Edward Coffin 653 

Concord Evening Monitor 653 

James M. Cooper 653 

Hiram E. Currier 653 

Dartmouth College 627 

Arthur G. Decatur 627 

John Demeritt 653 

Edson C. Eastman 653 

James F. Estes 627 

Ira C. Evans 653 

Stephen S. Ford 653 

George W. Fowler 653 

, Fred A. Gardner 653 

Van B. Glazier 627 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 633 

James E. Henry 653 

Herald Publishing Co 653 

Thomas L. Hoitt 649 

James H. Holland 653 

Andy Holt 627 

Humphrey-Dodge Co 653 



1901] INDEX. 821 

Appropriation in favor of Edward C. Hunt 653 

Charles T. Huntoon 627 

Horace L. Ingalls 653 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 653 

John B. Clarke Co 653 

George W. Johnson 653, 654 

I. Eugene Keeler 653 

Albert D. Laneville 653 

Josephine C. Larkin 653 

John K. Law 653 

Harry M. Lee 653 

Fred Leighton 653 

Alice M. Littlefield 653 

Warren W. Lovejoj' 653 

John W. Lowry 653 

Herbert L. McElwaine 653 

Elias A. McQuaid 653 

Henry H. Metcalf 653 

Monitor & Statesman Co 653 

James H. Moore 651 

Susan K. Morrison 654 

Edward M. Xason 653 

Xew Hampshire Asylum for Insane... 524 

College of Agriculture 646 

Horticultural Society. 556 

Industrial School 642 

School for Feeble- 

Minded Children .. 599 

State Normal School.. 544 

State Prison 561 

Soldiers' Home 631 

Harlan C. Pearson 653 

People & Patriot Co 653 

Martin L. Piper 653 

George A. Place 653 

Portsmouth 641 

John H. Eiedell 641 

Charles L. Eoberts 653 

Allan H. Kobinson 653 

Lyman Eollins 627 

C. D. Eowe 627 

Frank L. Sanders 653 

Sentinel Printing Co 654 

Frank M. Shackford 653 

W. Shannessy 653 

Fremont E. Shurtlefe 653 

Merrill ShurtlefE 654 

Joel B. Slocum 653 

William H. Smith 653 

Somersworth 647 

Herbert J. Stowell 653 

Julia E. Sullivan 653 



822 INDEX. [1901 

Appropriation in favor of Charles W. Torr 527 

Union Publishing Co 653 

Diamond G. Wells 653 

William H. Weston 653 

Wiliam F. Whitcher 653 

James F. Whitehead 653 

George H. Wilson 653 

John Woodward 627 

Charles C. Wright " 627 

Hanson H. Yonng 651 

Appropriations, certain, by towns, to be by ballot 584 

Archives in office of secretary of state, index of 645 

Arsenic, sale of paper or fabrics containing 521 

Ashland & Asqnam Electric Eailway Co., charter 734 

Assessors, board of, established in Concord 776 

Assistant adjutant-general, pay of 519 

Asyhim for insane. See New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane 
and New Hampshire State Hospital. 

Attachment, certain damages exempt from 545 

Attorney-general to defend certain suits 629 

to investigate tax returns of certain banks 645 

Bail, default of, certain minors may be committed to Industrial 

School for 611 

Ballou, Charles J., appropriation in favor of 653 

Band, Littleton authorized to maintain 677 

Banks: 

Citizens' Institution for Savings of Nashua, charter amended 780 

City Savings Bank of Berlin, charter 704 

deposits, call, to be made where 619 

special, how regarded 619 

exemption from certain taxation not granted to 578 

investments of, regulated 616, 617, 618, 619 

losses, jDcrsonal liability for 619 

Manchester, charter extended 676 

may hold real estate on foreclosure 619 

Merchants', charter 695 

tax returns of, attorney-general to investigate 645 

Baptist Church of New London, name changed to First Baptist 

Church of New London 742 

Baptist Convention of the State of New Hamj)shire, charter 

amended 673 

Barney, Charles A., appropriation in favor of widow of 637 

Bartlett, land in, donation accepted 527 

Bartlett, Charlotte, appropriation in favor of 653 

Bass in certain localities excepted from certain protection 574 

not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected '. 574, 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Beach birds excepted from certain protection 572 

Beaver protected 570 

Belknap county, names changed in 655 



1901] INDEX. 



823 



Belknap county, term, special, of superior court in 596 

terms of superior court in '. . . 565 

Belmont village districts authorized to maintain electric plant 669 

Beneficiary associations, fraternal, may be admitted when 581 

may continue when 582 

powers of, limited 581 

Benevolent Society of St. Jean Baptiste of Keene, charter 687 

Bent & Bush, appropriation in favor of 627 

Benton, appropriation for highways in 635 

Berlin Water Supply Co., charter 810 

Berry pond (Pittsfield), fishing in, regulated 584 

Berwick Power Co., United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to 

purchase 674 

Bingham, George C, appropriation in favor of 653 

Birds, beach, excepted from certain protection 572 

certificates for collecting 571, 572 

game, definition of 571 

transportation of 572 

shore, considered game birds 571 

surf, considered game birds 571 

wild, nests and eggs of, protected 571 

protected 571 

Black Eock & Salisbury Beach Railroad, time limited 770 

Bk^e fins protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Blue Mountain Forest Association excepted from certain regu- 
lations 571, 577 

Board of agriculture. See State board of agriculture, 
of health. See State board of health. 

Boards of health to disinfect premises 509 

to quarantine contag-ious diseases 508 

Bonds to judges of probate, certain corporations may be accepted 

as surety on 611 

Boston & Maine Eailroad authorized to extend side-track in Man- 
chester 713 

Boston & Maine Eailroad, guardians and trustees maj' invest funds 

in stock of 498 

Boundary line between Xew Hampshire and Massachusetts, estab- 
lishment of 620 

Bow authorized to appropriate monej- for relief of Andrew Mc- 

Harg 663 

Bow lake (Strafford), appropriation for screening 642 

Brant considered game birds 571 

Bread, additional weights of, authorized 525 

Bridge, Dalton authorized to construct 701 

Granite State Land Co. authorized to construct 751 

Stratham and Newmarket, projirietors of, authorized to 

sell 781 

to Endicott Rock, appropriation for 638 

Bristol Street Railway, charter amended 771 

Britton, A. H., af)propriatiou in favor of 653 

Brock, Henry E., appropriation in favor of 653 



824 INDEX. [1901 

Brook road, appropriation for 650 

Brush, burning of, regulated 594 

Burbeck, James, appropriation in favor of 653 

Butterine, search-warrants for, may be issued : 583 

Buzzell, Charles E., appropriation in favor of 627 

CA3VIPT0N, appropriation for highways in 643 

Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in.. 668 

Canaan road (Barrington), appropriation for 644 

Canterbury, homestead of Harry A. Sargent annexed to, for 

school purposes 776 

Caribou protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

Carp not to be put in trout waters 574 

Carroll to Hart's Location, highway, appropriation for 635 

Carroll county, lands in, acceptance of donation of 527 

care of, vested in board of custodians.. 527 

custodians of, may receive funds 528 

names changed in 655 

solicitor of, salary of 504 

term, special, of superior court in 596 

terms of superior court in 565 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Cathedral ledge, acceptance of donation of 527 

Caucuses: 

ballots, preparation of 605 

calling of 604 

challenges and penalties 605 

check-lists, preparation of 604 

to be filed 605 

to be used 604 

local executive committee, power of 605 

nominations and elections to be by ballot 604 

notices of 604 

persons entitled to vote in 605 

returns, presiding officer to make 605 

time of remaining open 604 

Chairs in Rej)resentatives' hall, appropriation for 640 

Challis, Frank H., appropriation in favor of 653 

Chaplain of state prison, salary of 561 

Check-lists for caucuses, preparation of 604 

return of 605 

preservation of 546 

to be used in caucuses 604 

Cherrj^ Mountain road, appropriajiion for 635 

Cheshire county, names changed in 656 

terms of superior court in 565 

Children, admission of, to New Hampshire School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 598 

commitment of, to New Hampshire School for Feeble- 
minded Children ' 598 

employment of, regulated 551 



1901] INDEX. 



iliO 



Children, feeble-minded, care of, provision for 597 

infected or exposed, not to attend school 509 

to be sent to school at certain times 553 

vaccination of oil 

Chronicle & Gazette Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Cilley, Harry B., appropriation in favor of 653 

Cities: 

boards of health may take samples of milk 608 

to have charge of inspection of milk 607 

to keep record of convictions under milk law 609 

certificates of weight in sales to 526 

employment offices may be licensed by 550 

inspectors of milk in 607 

licensing of plumbers made discretionarj^ in 594 

monej^ may be raised by, for G. A. K. halls 545 

public scales may be erected by 526 

public weighers may be appointed in 525 

tree wardens may be appointed in 592 

money may be appropriated for 593 

school boards to superintend evening- schools 613 

Citizens' Electric Light Co., Belmont village district may acquire 

property of 669 

Citizens' Institution for Savings of Nashua, charter amended 780 

City Saving-s Bank of Berlin, charter 704 

Claremont Electric Light Co. united with Claremont Street 

Kailway 787 

Claremont Street Kailway united with Claremont Electric Light 

Co 787 

Claremont Street Eailway Co., charter extended 662 

Clerk of new supreme court, appointment and duties of 564 

Clerks of superior court, appointment and duties of 564 

fees of ■. 564 

to receive certain records 564 

Clifford, Thomas F., appropriation in favor of 653 

Coal to be weighed by public weigher 526 

Cocheco Manufacturing Co. authorized to construct railroad 706 

Cof&n, John Edward, appropriation in favor of 653 

Commissioners, county, may appoint agents 533 

to care for county paupers 533 

fish and game, appointment of 568 

duties of 568, 569 

powers of 569 

reports of 569 

salaries of 569 

pharmacy, to enforce regulations 540 

railroad, may change routes of proposed street 

railways 539 

may consider value of franchises 543 

Communicable diseases, restriction of 508 

Concord, board of assessors established in 776 

court house in 743 

police commissioners, powers of, defined 793 



826 INDEX. [1901 

Concord, salaries to aldermen and councilmen of 785 

Concord, Dover & Eochester Street Eailway, charter 747 

Concord Evening Monitor, appropriation in favor of 653 

Concord Railroad authorized to extend side-track in Manchester 712 

Constitutional convention, appropriation for 647 

delegates to, blanks for certificates of 

election of 580 

choice of 580 

compensation and mile- 
age of 581 

credentials of 580 

eligibility of 580 

meeting of 580 

povs^ers and duties of 580 

provision for 580 

supplies for 581 

Consumptives, sanitarium for, committee to consider 628 

Contagious diseases, boards of health to quarantine certain 508 

cases of, to be reported 505, 508, 509 

children infected with or exposed to, not to 

attend school 509 

laboratory for investigation of 514 

physicians authorized to quarantine 508 

restriction of 508 

Continuances in Grafton county provided for 516 

Convicts, additional sentences of, to take effect when 547 

indefinite sentences to be imposed on 547 

may be released when 547 

pauper, counties liable for support of 541 

Conway, land in, donation accepted 527 

Cooper, James M., appropriation in favor of 653 

Coos county commissioners may restore damaged records 587 

names changed in 657 

records damaged by fire to be attested 587 

salary of judge of probate in 597 

terms of superior court in 565 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Coots considered game birds 571 

Corporation meetings, stockholders maj^ act as proxies at 555 

Corporations: 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Railway Co., charter extended 786 

American Typographic Co., name changed to Manchester 

Traction, Light & Power Co 667 

Amesbury & Hampton Street Railway, lease of, to Exetex', 

Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Co. ratified 693 

Amory Manufacturing Co., error in former act corrected.... 698 

Amoskeag Fire Insurance Co. revived 755 

Ashland & Asquam Electric Railway Co., charter 734 

Baptist church of New London, name changed to First Baptist 

Church of New London 742 

Baptist Convention of the State of New Hampshire, charter 

amended » C72 

Benevolent Society of St. Jean Baptiste of Keene, charter 687 



1901] INDEX. 827 

Corporations: 

Berlin Water SuiDplj- Co., charter 810 

Berwick Power Co. authorized to sell to United Gas & Elec- 
tric Co 674 

Black Eock & Salisburj^ Beach Kailroad, time limited 770 

Blue Mountain Forest Association excepted from certain 

regulations 577 

Boston & Maine Eailroad authorized to extend side-track 

in Manchester 712 

Boston & Maine Eailroad, guardians and trustees may invest 

funds in stock of 498 

Bristol Street Eailwaj", charter amended 771 

Citizens' Electric Light Co., Belmont village district may ac- 
quire property of 669 

Citizens' Institution for Savings of Nashua, charter amended 780 

City Savings Bank of Berlin, charter 704 

Claremont Electric Light Co., imited with Claremont Street 

Eailway TS? 

Claremont Eailway & Lighting Co., charter 787 

Claremont Street Eailway, charter extended 6G2 

united with Claremont Electric 

Light Co 787 

Cocheco Manufacturing Co., authorized to consti-uct railroad 706 

Concord, Dover & Eochester Street Eailway, charter 747 

Concord Eailroad authorized to extend side-track in ^Man- 

chester 712 

Crystal Springs Water Co., charter amended 730 

Dead Diamond Improvement Co., charter 694 

Derry & Pelham Electric Eailway Co., charter amended and 

extended 660 

Dover, Somersworth & Eochester Street Eailway Co 712 

Dover Gas Light Co. authorized to sell to United Gas & Elec- 
tric Co 674, 676 

Dover Home for Aged People, name changed to Wentworth 

Home for the Aged 658 

Durham Water-Works Co., charter 803 

E. H. Eollins & Sons, charter amended 703 

East Conway Water Co., charter 808 

Eastern Fire Insurance Co. of New Hampshire, charter con- 
firmed 703 

Eliott Bridge Co., charter amended 731 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co., lease of 

Amesbury & Hampton Street Eailway to, ratified 693 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Employees' 

Eelief Association, charter 725 

Exeter Veteran Firemen's Association, charter 686 

Father Elliott Catholic Total Abstinence & Mutual Benefit 

Society of Manchester, N. H., charter 760 

First Baptist Church of New London 742 

First Congregational Society in Eaymond, charter amended... 671 

Gafney Home for the Aged, charter 794 

General Miller Park Eailroad Association, charter revived 746 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Eailwaj' Co., charter extended 660 



828 INDEX. [1901 

Corporations: 

Grafton Improvement Manufacturing & Power Co., cliarter 740 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation in favor of.. 633 

Granite State Land Co. authorized to build bridge 751 

Haveriiill, Plaistow & Xewton Street Eailwaj^ Co., charter.... 715 

Highland Cemetery 688 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., charter 

amended and extended 662 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., powers ex- 
tended 745 

Intimate Friends of Manchester, jST. H., charter 764 

J. Q. A. Warren Camp Xo. 18, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of 

Nashua, N. H., charter 759 

Keene, Marlow & Newport Electric Eailway Co., charter 765 

Keene Electric Eailway Co., charter amended 745 

Keene Gas & Electric Co 667 

Keene Gas Light Co., capital stock increased 666 

name changed to Keene Gas & Elec- 
tric Co 667 

Laconia Electric Lighting Co., bonds legalized 675 

charter amended 674 

Littleton Water & Light Co., acts relating to, defined 664 

Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church revived and legalized 663 

Manchester & Haverhill Street Eailway Co., charter 737 

Manchester Bank, charter extended 676 

Manchester Building & Loan Association authorized to in- 
crease capital stock 683 

Manchester Police Belief Association, charter 813 

Manchester Safety Deposit & Trust Co., charter amended 728 

Manchester Traction, Light & Power Co 667 

Masonic Home 677 

Masonic Orj)hans' Home, name changed to Masonic Home 677 

Merchants' Savings Bank, charter 695 

Meredith & Ossipee Electric Eailway Co., charter extended 661 

Milton Water- Works Co., charter 781 

Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Eailway Co., charter extended 690 

Moosilauke Eailroad, charter extended 659 

New Hampshire Health & Accident Insurance Co., charter 698 

New Hampshire Horticultural Societj^ appropriation in 

favor of 556 

to render reports 557 

New Hampshire Orphans' Home exempted from taxation.... 541 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Eailroad, guardians and 

trustees may invest funds in stock of 498 

New York Central & Hudson Eiver Eailroad, guardians and 

trustees may invest funds in stock of 498 

Newfields Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., charter revived 802 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter amended 800 

Newport & George's Mills Electric Eailway Co., charter 731 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Eailroad, charter extended 661 

North Shore Water Co., charter 806 

Northern Fidelity & Trust Co., charter 778 



1901] INDEX. 829 

Corporations: 

Odd Fellows' Building- Association, charter amended 784 

Peerless Casualty Co., charter 729 

Pittsfield Loan & Trust Co., charter 697 

Portsmouth & Exeter Street Railway Co., charter 718 

Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Co. authorized to 

sell to Rockingham County Light & Power Co 678 

Rochester Street Railroad Co. united with L'nion Electric 

Railway 712 

Rockingham County Light & Power Co. authorized to pur- 
chase Portsmoiith Gas, Electric Light & Power Co 678 

Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, charter 723 

St. John Baptist Society of Pittsfield, charter > 795 

Salem Water-Works Co., charter 755 

Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street Railway Co., charter 767 

Societe de St. Jean Baptiste de Manchester, N. H., charter 689 

Societe de Temperance de St. Joseph of Somersworth, N. H., 

charter 6S8 

Societe St. Jean Baptiste de Laconia. N. H., charter 757 

State Trust Co., charter 800 

Stratham and Newmarket bridge, proprietors of, authorized 

to sell 7S1 

Suncook Water-Works Co., charter amended 802 

Swedish Sick Benefit & Burial Society of Manchester, N. H., 

charter 758 

Union Canadienne, charter 673 

Union Electric Railway united Avith Rochester Street Rail- 
road Co 712 

Union St. Jean Baptiste Societj' in Nashua, N. H., charter 

amended 701 

United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to ptirchase Dover Gas 

Light Co. and Berwick Power Co 674 

United Gas & Electric Co., Dover Gas Light Co. authorized to 

sell to 676 

Upper Gilmanton Village L^nion Cemetery Association, name 

changed to Highland Cemetery 688 

Wentworth Home for the Aged 658 

Corporations, foreign, may hold property for certain purposes 503 

may mortgage certain property 554 

Counsel, towns authorized to employ, in legislative matters.... 552 

Counties liable for the support of pauper convicts 541 

County commissioners may appoint ag-ents 533 

to care for county paupers 533 

to report pauper statistics 520 

paupers, commissioners to care for 533 

taxes, collection of 553 

Court, probate, committee to prepare uniform procedure for 538 

terms of, in Rockingham count}' 523 

superior, appeals from 563 

clerks of, appointment and duties of 564 

fees of 564 

to receive certain records 564 

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830 INDEX. [1901 

Court, superior, established 563 

jurisdictiou of 563, 564 

justices of, salary of 565 

one may sentence when, in murder 

trial 603 

two shall sit in murder trial 603 

terms of 565 

special, in Carroll and Belknap counties 596 

writs and processes saved 564 

supreme, may enjoin violations of public rights 503 

may grant relief from sawdust law 559 

terms of, in Grafton county 515 

supreme (new), clerk of, appointment and duties of 564 

established 563 

jurisdiction of 563 

justices of, salary of 565 

messenger of, appointment of 565 

opinions of 563 

rooms of, control of 566 

term of 563 

transfer of questions of law to 563 

supreme (old) , abolished 565 

causes and proceedings saved 564 

records of, custody of 564 

terms of, to be completed 565 

Court house in Concord 743 

in ]\Ianchester 670 

in Nashua 670 

Courts, distribution of state publications to 566 

Creameries, fees for testing instruments of 606 

instruments of, to be tested 606 

Criminals may be committed to state asylum for examination 512 

Crotchet Mountain road, appropriation for 636 

Croup, membranous, cases of, to be reported 508 

Crows excepted from protection 572 

Crystal lake (Enfield), approx^riation for screening- 637 

Crystal Springs Water Co., charter amended 730 

Curlews considered game birds 571 

Currier, Hiram E., appropriation in favor of 653 

Custodians of certain public lands may receive funds * 528 

Dairies, fees for testing instruments of 606 

instruments to be tested 606 

Dalton, appropriation for highway in 636, 649 

authorized to construct bridge 701 

Damages, certain, exemi)t from attachment 545 

Dame, Harriet P., appropriation for portrait of 630 

Dartmouth College, apijropriation in favor of 627 

Dead Diamond Improvement Co., charter 694 

Decatur, Arthur G., appropriation in favor of 627 

Deer protected 569, 570 

sale of 571 



1901] INDEX. 831 

Deer, taking of, in certain ways, prohibited 569 

transportation of 571 

Demeritt, John, approjjriation in favor of 653 

Derry & Pelham Electric Railway Co., charter amended and ex- 
tended 660 

Detectives, fish and game commissioners may appoint 568 

Diphtheria, cases of, to be reported 508 

Diseases, contagious, boards of health to quarantine certain 508 

cases of, to be reported 505, 508, 509 

children infected with, or exposed to, not to 

attend school 509 

laboratory for investigation of 514 

physicians authorized to quarantine 508 

restriction of 508 

Districts, judicial, in Grafton countj' abolished 515 

Divorces, returns of, fees for 513 

to be made to registrar of vital statistics 513 

Dixville, appropriation for highways in 635 

Dixville Notch, appropriation for highway in 644 

Dogs may be killed when 570 

use of, in taking, deer prohibited 569 

wild animals, certain, not protected from 504 

Dorchester, appropriation for highways in 643 

Dover to elect superintendent of streets 658 

Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway Co 712 

Dover Gas Light Co. authorized to sell to United Gas & Electric Co, 676 
United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to pur- 
chase 674 

Dover Home for Aged People, name changed to Wentworth Home 

for the Aged 658 

Dublin pond (Dublin), square-tail trout protected in 531 

Ducks protected , 572 

river and sea, considered game birds 571 

Dummer, appropriation for highways in 635 

Durham school district, homestead of Charles F. Pendergast 

transferred to Newmarket school district 680 

Durham Water-Works Co., charter 803 

E. H. Rollins & Sons, charter amended 703 

Eagles protected 572 

East Conway Water Co., charter 808 

Eastern Fire Insurance Co. of New Hampshire, charter confirmed 703 

Eastman, Edson C, appropriation in favor of 653 

Eel pots, use of, prohibited 575 

Eels protected 575 

Eggs, birds', certificates for collecting 571, 572 

of wild birds protected 571 

Elections in caucuses to be by ballot 604 

Electric railways. See Street railways. 

Electrical apparatus, damage of, penalty for 534 

Electricity, diversion of, penalty for 534 

Eliott Bridge Co., charter amended 731 



832 INDEX. [1901 

Elk protected 569, 570 

transportation of S'^O 

Ellsworth, appropriation for highways in 636 

Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in 668 

Employment of children regulated. 551 

of illiterate minors regulated 551 

offices, licenses for 550 

regulation of 549 

Endicott Eock, appropriation for bridge to 638 

English sparrows, excepted from protection 572 

Errol, appropriation ior highways in 635 

to Wentworth's Location, highway, appropriation for 635 

Estate, rights of husband and wife in certain cases 613 

trustees of, authorized to invest funds in certain stocks.. 498 

majority to act 498 

Estes, James F., appropriation In favor of 627 

Evans, Ira C, appropriation in favor of 653 

Evening schools, establishment of 612 

to be under superintendence of school boards... 613 

Exemption from attachment granted to certain\ damages 545 

from certain taxation not granted to savings banks.. 578 
from taxation granted to IS'ew Hampshire Orphans' 

Home 541 

from taxation granted to Washington Hotel Co 700 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co., lease of Ames- 
bury & Hampton Street Eailway to, ratified 693 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Employees' Eelief 

Association, charter 725 

Exeter Veteran Firemen's Association, charter 686 

Explosives, killing of fishes with, prohibited 573 

Fabrics, poisonous, sale of 521 

Farmington, action of, legalized 686 

Father Elliott Catholic Total Abstinence & Mutual Benefit Society 

of Manchester, N. H., charter 760 

Fawn protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

Feeble-minded children, care of, provision for 597 

Feeding-stuffs, concentrated commercial, analyses of 530 

definition of 529 

license fee for sale of 529 

packages to be marked 528 

sale of, regulated 528 

samples and analyses of, 

to be filed 529 

Fees for analyses of commercial fertilizers 536 

for milk inspectors' certificates 606 

for milk licenses 607 

for testing- dairy instruments 606 

of clerks of superior court 564 

of public weighers 526 

of sheriffs, certain, to be audited 577 



1901] INDEX. 833 

Fenders on street railway cars 562 

Ferrets, use of, prohibited 570 

Fertilizers, commercial, analj'ses of 537 

fees for 536 

to be filed 536 

license fees for, how expended 537 

packages to be marked 536 

sale of, regulated 536 

samples of, to be furnished 536 

Fever, scarlet, cases of to be reported 508 

typhoid, cases of to be reported 508 

Fifth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, appropriation for 

tablets on Gettysburg monument 631 

Fire districts, Plymouth village, privileges of, enlarged 667 

First Baptist Church of New London 742 

First Congregational Society in Eaymond, charter amended.... 671 
First Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Spanish war, state 

pay extended to certain soldiers of 639 

certain expenses of equipment to be credited to National 

Guard appropriation 633 

Fish and game: 

bass in certain localities excepted from certain protection 574 

not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 574, 575 - 

to be taken by angling only 573 

beaver protected 570 

birds, beach, excepted from certain protection 572 

certificates for collecting, may be granted when 571 

game, definition of 571 

transportation of 572 

wild, protected 571 

blue fins protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Blue Mountain Forest Association excepted from certain reg- 
ulations 577 

caribou protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

carp not to be put in trout waters 574 

crows excepted from protection 572 

deer protected 569, 570 

sale of 571 

taking of, in certain ways, prohibited 569 

transportation of 571 

ducks protected 571 

eagles protected 572 

eel pots, use of, prohibited 575 

eels, lamper, protected 575 

elk protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

English spari-ows excepted from protection 572 

fawn protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 



834 



INDEX. 



[1901 



Fish and game: 

ferrets, use of, prohibited 570 

fines, disposition of 569 

fishers protected 570 

fishes, certain, to be taken by angling only 573 

killing of, by poison or explosive, prohibited 573 

new varieties of, j)rotected 575 

or fry, misuse of 576 

taking of, in private breeding waters, prohibited 573 

with weirs or nets prohibited 573 

forfeitures 576 

grayling protected 575 

grilse protected 574 

grouse, rulfed, protected 572 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

snaring of, prohibited 572 

hares protected 570 

hawks excepted from protection 572 

herons, blue, protected 572 

illegally taken, commissioners may confiscate 569 

lamper eels protected 575 

lines, number of, limited in certain cases 574 

lobster traps protected 576 

lobsters protected 576 

loons excepted from protection 572 

moose protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

muskellonge protected 575 

nets, use of in fresh waters, prohibited 573 

otters protected 570 

oysters, planting cf, regulated 576 

protected 576 

parr protected 574 

partridges protected 572 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

snaring of, j)rohibited 572 

perch protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

pheasants protected 610 

pickerel not to be jjut in trout waters 574 

protected 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

pigeons, homing- or Antwerp, protected 533 

pike not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 575 

to be taken by angling only ~ 573 

plover protected 572 

prima facie evidence 568, 570, 573, 576 

quails protected 572 

snaring of, j)i'ohibited 572 

^ rabbits protected 570 

raccoons protected 570 



1901] INDEX. 835 

Fish and game: 

rails protected 572 

sables protected 570 

salmon protected 574 

taking of, for compensation prohibited 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

young, protected 574 

sandpipers protected 572 

seines, use of, in fresh waters prohibited 573 

shad protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

shad-waiters to be taken by angling only 573 

sheldrake excepted from protection 572 

shiners excepted from certain protection 573 

smelts protected 575 

smolt protected 574 

snares, use of, in certain cases, prohibited 572 

snipe, Wilson, protected 572 

squirrels, gray, protected 570 

traps, use of, regulated 570, 572 

trout, catch of, limited 575 

certain fishes not to be jDut in waters with 574 

in certain localities excepted from certain protection 574 

protected 574, 575 

square-tail, protected 531 

taking. of, for compensation i^rohibited 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

waters, private, rights of owners of 576 

private breeding, corrupting of, prohibited 573 

public, definition of 576 

weirs,, use of, in fresh waters prohibited 573 

prohibited 575 

whitefishes protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

woodcock jjrotected 572 

purchase or sale of, j)rohibited 573 

yellowlegs protected 571 

Fish and game commissioners, appointment of 568 

duties of 568, 569 

powers of 569 

rej)ort of 569 

salaries of 569 

Fish hatcheries, certain, abolished 506 

certain, to be improved 506 

Fishers protected 570 

Fishes, certain, to be taken by angling only 573 

fish and game commissioners may take 568 

killing of, by poison or explosive prohibited 573 

new varieties of, protected 575 

obstructions to, commissioners may remove 568 

or fry, misuse of 576 

taking of, in private breeding- waters prohibited 573 



836 INDEX. [1901 

Fishes, taking of, with weirs or nets prohibited 573 

Fishing- implements, forfeiture of 576 

Flag- cases, appropriation for marking- 634 

Ford, Stephen S., appropriation in favor of 653 

Foreign corporations may hold property for certain purposes.... 503 
Forestry commission, secretary of, to furnish markers for public 

trees 593 

Forfeiture of fishing implements 576 

Fowler, George W., appropriation in favor of 653 

Franconia, appropriation for highway in 636 

Franconia Notch, apiDropriation for highway in 636 

Fraternal beneficiary associations may be admitted when 583 

may continue when 582 

powers of, limited 581 

Funds, guardians and trustees may invest, in certain stocks 498 

trust, held by towns, investment of 578 

Gafney Home for the Aged, charter 794 

Gale Eiver road, aj)proi3riation for 635 

Gallinae considered game birds 571 

Gallinules considered game birds 571 

Game birds, definition of 571 

transportation of 572 

Gardner, Fred A., appropriation in favor of 653 

Geese considered game birds 571 

General Miller Park Eailroad Association, charter revived 746 

Gilford brook (Gilford), deposit of waste in, prohibited 553 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Railway Co., charter extended.. 660 

Glazier, Van B., appropriation in favor of 627 

Gorham to Jackson, highway, appropriation for 643 

Governor, private secretary of, salary provided for ■. . . . 644 

to appoint agents to construct Jefferson Notch road.. 591 

board of veterinary examiners 548 

commission to lay out Jefferson Notch road 590 

committee on j)robate procedure 538 

on state sanitarium 628 

public printing commission 579 

trustees of New Hampshire School for Fee- 

ble-Minded Children 598 

Vicksburg commission 652 

to be a trustee of New Hampshire School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 598 

to cause indexing of vital statistics 632 

Grafton county, actions under former law returnable when 516 

continuances provided for 516 

judicial districts abolished 515 

jurors, grand, when summoned 516 

petit, whence summoned 516 

names changed in 656 

terms of court in 515 

superior court in 565 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 



1901] INDEX. 837 

Grafton Improvement Manufacturing & Power Co., charter 740 

Grain, ground, penalty for adulteration of 530 

Grand Army of the Eepublic, cities and towns may raise money 

for halls for 545 

Grand juries in Grafton county, when summoned 516 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation in favor of 633 

Granite State Land Co. authorized to build bridge 751 

Grayling protected 575 

Great bay, smelts in, protected 575 

Greenland bay, smelts in, protected 575 

Greenough ponds (Wentworth's Location), square-tail trout in, 

protected 531 

Grilse protected 574 

Grouse considered game birds 571 

rufEed, protected 572 

purchase or sale of prohibited 573 

snaring of prohibited 572 

Guardians authorized to invest funds in certain stocks 498 

of insane persons may waive wills in favor of wards. . . . 500 

Haik waste, sale of, regulated 536 

Hale's Location, land in, donation accepted 537 

Hampton town meeting legalized 659 

Hanover villag-e precinct, powers of enlarged and confirmed 70S 

Hares protected 570 

Hart's Location, appropriation for highways in 635 

to Carroll, highway, appropriation for 635 

Haverhill, apportionment of library funds in 666 

Haverhill, Plaistow & Newton Street Eailway Co., charter 715 

Hawkers and peddlers, provision as to licensing 560 

Hawks excej)ted from protection 572 

Hay to be weighed by public weigher 526 

Health, boards of, to disinfect premises 509 

to quarantine contagious diseases 508 

officers, local, to attend meetings of state board 509 

Hedding Camp Meeting Association authorized to tax members.. 722 

Henrj^ James E., appropriation in favor of 653 

Herald Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Herons, bkie, protected 572 

High schools, appropriation for tuition in 589 

definition of 589 

Highland Cemetery 688 

Highways, appropriations for: 

Brook road 650 

Canaan road (Barrington) 644 

Cherry Mountain road 635 

Crotchet Mountain road 636 

Gale River road 635 

Jefferson Notch road 591 

Knot Hole road 643 

Lake Shore highway 636 

Londonderry turnpike 636 



838 INDEX. [1901 

Highways, aiDpropriations for: 

McDaiiiel, Scruton Pond, and Waterhouse road 644 

Miller Park Mountain road 636 

Pinkham road 636 

Sandwich Notch road 636 

Sugar Loaf road 635 

Turnpike road 643 

Turnpike road (Sharon) 643 

Warren road 636 

from Carroll to Hart's Location 635 

Errol to Wentworth's Location 635 

Gorham to Jackson 643 

Massachusetts line to Newcastle 648 

In Albany 635 

Benton 635 

Campton 643 

Dalton 636 

Dixville 635 

Dixville Notch 644 

Dorchester 643 

Dummer 635 

Ellsworth 636 

Errol 635 

Pranconia 636 

Franconia Notch 636 

Hart's Location 635 

Millsfield 643 

Newcastle 643 

Orange 643 

Pittsburg 643 

Eandolph 643 

Eumney 636 

Thornton 650 

Tuftonborough 648 

Warren 636 

Wentworth's Location 636 

Whitefield 636 

Woodstock 636 

Highways, trees in, protection of 592 

to be marked 593 

Hillsborough county convention authorized to appropriate money 

for new court houses 670 

names changed in 655 

terms of superior court in 565 

Hoitt, Thomas L., appropriation in favor of 649 

Holderness, Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in.. 668 

Holland, James H., apiDropriation in favor of 653 

Holt, Andy, appropriation in favor of 627 

Homing pigeons protected 532 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Co., charter amended 

and extended 662 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Co., powers extended.. 745 



1901] INDEX. 839 

Humphrey-Dodge Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Hunt, Edward C, appropriation in favor of 653 

Huntoon, Charles T., appropriation in favor of 627 

Husband, right of to wife's estate 614, 615 

Hygiene, laboratory of, appropriation for 514 

established 514 

Idiotic. See Feeble-Minded. 

Hliterate minors, employment of regulated 551 

Imprisonment, sentences of, to be indefinite 547 

Index of archives in office of secretary of state 645 

to vital statistics, provision for 633 

to records in office of secretary of state, appropriation fox- 630 

Industrial School, appropriation for repairs at 642 

escape from, penalty for 507 

minors, certain, may be committed to, in de- 
fault of bail 611 

Infected premises to be cleaned 509 

Ingalls, Horace L., appropriation in favor of 653 

Insane, asylum for. See New Hampshire Asylum for Insane and 

New Hampshire State Hospital. 

Insane persons, guardians of, may invest funds in certain stocks. . 498 

may waive wills in favor of wards. . 500 

Inspectors of milk, appointment of 607 

fees for certificates to 606 

to procure certificates 606 

Insurance companies, foreign fidelity and casualty, taxes on 555 

Intimate Friends of Manchester, N. H., charter 764 

Investments of savings banks regulated 616, 617, 61S, 619 

J. M. Stewakt & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

J. Q. A. Warren Camp No. 18, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of 

Nashua, N. H., charter 759 

Jacks, use of in taking deer prohibited 569 

Jackson to Gorham, highway, appropriation for 643 

Jaffrey authorized to maintain water-works 772 

Jeiferson not liable on account of Jefferson Notch road 592 

Jefferson Notch road, agents to construct 591 

appropriation for 591 

commission to locate 590 

state and town not liable on account of.... 592 

.John B. Clarke Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Johnson, George W., appropriation in favor of 653, 654 

Judge of probate, bonds to, certain corporations may be accepted 

as surety on 611 

in Coos countj^ salary of 597 

may commit children to New Hampshire School 

for Feeble-Minded Children when 598 

names changed by 654, 655, 656, 657 

Judicial districts in Grafton county abolished 515 

Jurisdiction of new supreme court 563 

of superior court 563, 564 



840 INDEX. [1901 

Jurors, grand, in Grafton county, when summoned 516 

return of 565 

respondent may challenge, in murder trials 603 

state may challenge, in murder trials 603 

to be kept separate in murder trials 604 

petit, in Grafton county, whence summoned 516 

return of 565 

Justices of new supreme court, salaries of 565 

of superior court, one may sentence when, in murder trial 603 

salaries of 565 

two shall sit in murder trial 603 

Keaesaege memorial, appropriation for 641 

Kearsarge-Alabama j^arade, expense of, to be credited to National 

Guard appropriation 628 

Keeler, I. Eugene, appropriation in favor of 653 

Keene, Marlow & Newport Electric Kailway Co., charter 765 

Keene Electric Eailway Co., charter amended 745 

Keene Gas & Electric Co 667 

Keene Gas Light Co., cajjital stock of, increased 666 

name changed to Keene Gas & Electric Co. 667 

Kidnapping, penalty for 538 

Knot Hole road, appropriation for 643 

Laboratoky of hj'giene, appropriation for 514 

established 514 

Laconia, board of public works established in 791 

charter amended 6S3 

Laconia Electric Lighting- Co., bonds of, legalized 675 

charter amended 674 

Lake Shore highway, appropriation for 636 

Lakes protected from waste 558 

Lakes: 

Crystal, appropriation for screening 637 

Mascoma, bass in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Squam, appropriation for lights and buoys in 638 

Stinson, apjjropriation for screening 637 

Sunapee, approj)riation for lights, buoys, etc., in 639 

bass in, excepted from certain protection ,. 574 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Winnesquam, appropriation for screening 640 

Winnipesaukee, appropriation for lights and buoys in 650 

Lamper eels protected 575 

Lands, acceptance of certain, in Carroll county 527 

Laneville, Albert D., appropriation in favor of 653 

Larkin, Josephine C, approjoriation in favor of 653 

Law, questions of, transfer of 563 

Law, John K., approriation in favor of 653 

Laws, publication and distribution of 587 

Leather, pulverized, sale of, regulated 536 

Lee, Harry M., appropriation in favor of 653 

Legislature. See General court. 



1901] INDEX. 841 

Leighton, Fred, appropriation in favor of 653 

Library. /S'ee State library. 

commissioners to be consolidated -with trustees of state 

library 501 

of state prison, appropriation for 561 

Lights, artificial, use of, in talcing deer, prohibited 569 

Limicolse considered game birds 571 

Lincoln, part of Livermore annexed to 521 

Lines, number of, in fishing through ice limited 574 

Lisbon authorized to issue bonds 721 

Literary fund appropriated to Somersworth 647 

certain towns to receive share of 5S9 

Literature, towns authorized to distribute certain 502 

Little Diamond jDond (Stewartstown), square-tail trout in, pro- 
tected 531 

Littlefield, Alice M., ai^proriation in favor of 653 

Littleton authorized to maintain a band 677 

Littleton Water & Light Co., acts relating to, defined 664 

Livermore, part of, annexed to Lincoln 521 

Lobster traps protected 576 

Lobsters protected 576 

Londonderry, portion of New or West Parish in, disannexed 790 

Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church revived and legalized 663 

Londonderry turnpike, appropriation for 636 

Loons excepted from protection 572 

Love joy, Warren W., appropriation in favor of 653 

Lowry, John W., appropriation in favor of .• 653 

Lyme or Post pond (Lyme), appropriation for screening 634 

fishing- through the ice in, prohibited 497 

AIcDaniel, Scruton Pond, and Waterhouse road, appropriation for 644 

McElwaine, Herbert A., appropriation in favor of 653 

McHarg, Andrew, Bow authorized to appropriate money for 

relief of 663 

Machines, slot, declared gambling implements 512 

McQuaid, Elias A., appropriation in favor of 653 

Manchester, charter amended 702 

Concord Kailroad authorized to extend side-track in 712 

court house in, authorized 670 

Manchester & Haverhill Street Kailroad Co., charter 737 

Manchester Bank, charter extended 676 

Manchester Biiilding & Loan Association aiithorized to increase 

capital stock 683 

Manchester Police Eelief Association, charter 813 

Manchester Safety Deposit & Trust Co., charter amended 728 

Manchester Traction, Light & Power Co 667 

Mascoma lake, bass in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Masonic Home 677 

Masonic Orphans' Home, name changed to Masonic Home 677 

Massachusetts and New Hampshire boundary line, establish- 
ment of 620 

line to Newcastle, highway, appropriation for 648 



842 INDEX. [1901 

Meal, adulteration of, penalty- for 530 

Measles, cases of, to be reported 508 

Measures, weights and, sealers of, duties of 505 

Membranous croup, cases of, to be reported 508 

Memorial day, observance of, towns may regulate 500 

Mercer, John H., homestead of, annexed to Union school district 

of Concord 755 

Merchants Savings Bank, charter 695 

Meredith & Ossipee Electric Kailway Co., charter extended 661 

Merriam, Daniel, and others, acceptance of donation of land from 527 
Merrimack county convention authorized to raise money for 

court house 743 

names changed in 655 

terms of superior court in 565 

Merrimack river, shiners in, excepted from certain protection 573 

Messenger of new su^Dreme court, appointment of 565 

Metcalf, Henry H., approi^riation in favor of 653 

Milford authorized to maintain electric plant 761 

Military officers may be placed on retired list 519 

property, lost, condemned, or sold, money received for, to 

be used for National Guard 517 

Militia. See New Hampshire National Guard. 

Milk, adulterated, definition of 609 

adulteration of, prohibited 609 

impure, sale of, prohibited 609 

inspection of 607 

inspectors of, appointment of 607 

fees for certificates to 606 

to procure certificates 606 

instruments to be tested 606 

license law, connivance at violation of, punished 609 

record of convictions to be kept. . . . .' 609 

to be in force where 609 

licenses to sell 607 

fees for 607 

record of, to be kept 608 

samples of, may be taken 608 

skimmed, sale of, regulated 609 

storekeepers selling, to be licensed 008 

Miller Park Mountain road, appropriation for 636 

Millsfield, appropriation for highways in 643 

Millville school district, homestead of John H. S. Willcox severed 

from 763 

Milton Water-Works Co., charter 781 

Minors, certain, may be committed to Industrial School in default 

of bail Oil 

guardians of, may invest funds in certain stocks 498 

illiterate, employment of, regulated 551 

Monitor & Statesman Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Railway Co., charter extended... 690 
Monument of Fifth regiment at Gettysburg, appropriation for 

tablets on 631 



1901] INDEX. 843 

Monuments of New Hampshire regiments at Vicksburg, commis- 
sion to locate 652 

Moore, James H., appropriation in favor of 651 

Moose protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

Moosilauke Railroad, time extended 659 

Morrison, Susan E., appropriation in favor of 654 

Mortgages, corporations may make, on certain property 554 

Mud-hens considered game birds 571 

Murder trials, compensation of counsel assigned in 603 

jury to be kept separate in 604 

respondents may be arraigned before one justice in 603 

may challenge jurors in 603 

to have certain privileges in 603 

state may call witnesses in rebuttal in 603 

may challenge jurors in 603 

two justices shall sit in 603 

Muskellonge protected 575 

Names changed 654, 655, 656, 657 

Adams, Arethusa Whitney, to Katherine Whitney Alden. 
Alexander, Ray Edward, to Ray Edward Stowell. 
Atkins, Marjorie, to Jessie Gould. 
Ball, Lucy D., to Lucy D. Bartlett. 
Bardsley, Mabelle, to Mabelle Baile3\ 
Barry, Archibald, to Archibald Greg'ory. 
Beal, M. Geneva, to M. Geneva Berry. 
Bell, Samuel, to Samuel Harding Bell. 
Bemis, Linnie L,, to Linnie L. Truth. 
William A., to Francis Truth. 
Bennett, Mary A., to Mary A. Haselton. 
Berry, Helen Maria, to Helen Berr}^ Banning. 
Berube, Marie, to Marie Audeux. 
Black, Edna, to Lillian Beatrice Currier. 
Blanchard, John E., to John E. Barden. 
Bonett, Hugh N., to Hugh N. Turner. 

Luella, to Luella Turner, 
Boyd, Wilson, to William Cyrus Brown. 
Brennan, Charles, to Charles Cranston. 
Brown, Abbie M., to Abbie M. Wells. 

Annie Elizabeth, to Elizabeth Scribner Brown. 

Nellie M., to Nellie M. McDonald. 
Bunker, Bertha H., to Bertha H. Keyes. 
Burgess, Meltie Nette, to Meltie Nette Mitchell. 
Buswell, Willie C, to William C. Rowe. 
Butterworth, Ella May, to Arvillar Hussey. 
Buxton, Fred Kimball, to Fred Kimball McCounell. 
Cartland, Alice, to Alice Cartland Downing. 
Chase, Leon W., to Leon W. Burns. 
Cheever, Eliza S., to Lizzie A. Cheever. 
Clay, Marj^ L., to Mary L. Lang. 
Cobb, Sylvia Estelle, to Sylvia Estelle Goodwin. 



844 iKDEx. [1901 

Names changed 654, 655, 656, 657 

Coleman, Etta B., to Etta B, Smith. 
Cook, Priscilla A., to Priscilla A. Panl. 
Counter, Jessie M., to Jessie M. Chamberlin. 
Crane, Mabel, to Mabel Hall. 
Crassley, Myrtle ^Nlabel, to Myrtle Mabel Lund. 
Crawford, Bertha L., to Bertha Crawford Large. 
Crooks, Evelyn, to Evelyn Parker, 
Currier, Minnie C, to Minnie C. Johonnett. 
Curtis, Frank, to Frank Curtis Jackson. 
Davis, Anna M., to Anna M. Jones. 

Ephraim Henry, to Ephraim Henry Little. 

George, to John Herman Semple. 

Harry Chauncey, to Harry Chauncey Cate. 

Jessie W., to Jessie W. Foster. 

Lillia A., to Lillia A. Goodwin. 

Sarah Maud, to Sarah Maud Little. 
Day, Sylvia Marribee, to Sylvia Marribee Hayden. 
Derby, Gladis, to Gladis H. Whiting. 
Downing, Annie M., to Annie M. Hill. 
Driscoll, Theresa Corina, to Corina Bacigalupo. 
Durgin, Grace A., to Grace A. Locke. 
Dudley, Clara Sanborn, to Clara Loretta Sanborn. 
Ealy, Christie, to Vera Gordon. 
Eastman, Alice A., to Alice A. Deane. 
Eddy, Pearl M., to Pearl M. Dean, 

Elliott, Wilma Gertrude, to Wilma Gertrude Harris. 
Elsworth, Miasette, to Estella Musette Mills. 
Farrar, Edith, to Stella lola Giles, 
Fife, Marion Parker, to Marion Parker Moulton. 
Foote, Edward Arthur, to Edward Arthur Hills. 
Forbes, Fannie Euth, to Fannie Ruth Forbes (?). 
Forgays, Cora E., to Cora E. Amlam, 
Foster, Ealph, to Ealph Otis Watson. 
Eraser, Olive Pratt, to Olive Pratt Keniston. 
French, Achsah Alice, to Euth Kent. 
Frizette, Benjamin J., to Benjamin J. Lawrence. 
Frye, Emma T., to Emma Taylor Ladd. 
Furnel, Guy G., to Guy Goodwin Fernald. 
Gannon, Clarence Wheater, to Clarence Shepherd Gannon. 
Garland, Margaret, to Margaret Eames. 
Gentley, Mary E., to Mary E. Kelliher. 
Gero, Frances L., to Frances L. Dexter. 
Given, Emma H., to Emma Florence Flynn. 
Goulet, Maria Exerina, to Exerina Gagnon, 
Gove, Nellie E., to Nellie E. Lyford. 
Grandy, Frank Willis, to Frank Willis Crane. 
Grant, Phyllis Meriam, to Phyllis Grant Eedlow. 
Greene, Jareb Alonzo, to Jared Alonzo Greene. 
Grover, Millicent Agnes, to Doris Millicent Shapleigh. 
Hall, Maudie May, to Maudie May Wilkinson, 
Haxt, Esther C, to Esther C. Hewitt, 



1901] INDEX. 845 

Names changed 654, 655, 656, 657 

Heath, Beatrice, to Beatrice Hildreth. 

Dorothy Frances, to Dorothy Frances Whidden. 
Merl W., to Merl W. Hildreth. 
Herrick, Gilberta Irene, to Lottie Gilbertha H. Pound. 
Hill, Franklin Augustus, to Franklin Augustus Hills. 
Hook, William B., to William B. Corser. 
House, Nellie F., to Nellie E. Flanders. 
Ingalls, Lester Howard, to Lester Howard Fletcher. 
Jacobs, Abbie E., to Abbie R. Batcher. 
Johnson, Florence L., to Florence L. Guild. 
Jones, Sarah F., to Sarah F. Strickland. 

William Rowe, to William Danforth Rowe. 
Joslyn, Carrie E., to Carrie E. Harrington. 

Frederick W., to Frederick W. Harrington. 
Kane, Alice E., to Alice E. Wall. 
Keeler, Earl C, to Harry Earl Morse. 
Kelley, Gladys Marion, to Gladys Marion Ordway. 
Kimball, Lena, to Lena Gordon. 
King, Jennie L., to Jennie L. Putnam. 
Kinney, Blanch, to Blanch Miller. 
Kirk, John C, to John C. Houtvet. 
Kitchin, Viola L., to Lurline Elsie Gillanders. 
Knowles, Ina S., to Ina S. Colby. 
Kuselich, Mary E., to Mary E. Atkins. 
Ladd, Ida M., to Ida M. Kennard. 
Laughton, Natt Ray, to Natt Ray Cummings. 
Lawrance, Nell B., to Nellie Lawrence Marshall. 
Lee, Abby G., to Abby G. Forbush. 
Lessard, Blanche M., to Blanche M. Turmal. 
Levy, Persis L., to Persis L. Wiggin. 
Luck, Isabel, to Isabel Leavitt. 
Lufkin, Florence E., to Florence E. Dunlap. 
McGrath, Jennie, to Jennie Merrick. 

McKenna, Sarah Ella, to Ruth Marion Svenson. 

McPherson, Ruth M., to Ruth M. Blakely. 

McRegney, Lillian Alice, to Lillian Alice Cahill. 

Mann, Abbie Maud, to Georgia Maud Carlton. 

Marcotte, Mary, to Mary Q. Marcotte. 

Marshall, Grace W., to Grace W. Ricker. 

Martina, Maria Clotilda, to' Maria Clotilda Bacigalupo. 

Mehan, Catherine, to Catherine Hunter. 

Miclou, Donald J., to Donald J. Vandj-ke. 

Millner, Elinor, to Elinor Trow. 

Morrill, Rosa S., to Rosa A. Crowell. 

Murphj', Joseph, to Joseph Phillippe Masslcotte. 

Nutt, Rhoda, to Rhoda Kennej'. 

Osgood, Lottabell, to Lottabell Andrews. 

Peaslee, Carl George, to Errol Kenneth MuzzeJ^ 

Peck, Addie M., to Addle M. Grant. 

Pelkie, Delinda Ann, to Delinda Ann Lee. 

Penniman, Walter Henry, to Walter Henry Turner. 

Peppin, Frederick Henry, to Frederick Henry Ryan. 



846 INDEX. [1901 

Names changed 654, 655, 656, 657 

Pero, Edith H., to Edith H. Sargent. 

Pettee, Clara L., to Clara L. Howard. 

Pillsbury, William, to William Pillsbury Stickney. 

Poor, Grace Viola, to Phyllis Vera Poor. 

Pratt, Phcebe M., to Phoebe M. Briggs. 

Proctor, Emma Grace, to Emma Grace Phelps. 

Eeed, Frank L., to Frank Cronin. 

Lola B., to Lola B. Foss. 
Kepley, Georgianna, to Georgianna Tondreau. 
Roberts, Martha, to Martha Leigh. 
Eobinson, Nellie, to Nellie F. Smith. 
Rowe, Sadie P., to Sadie P. Sanborn. 
Sanborn, Bessie May, to Bessie May ]\Iomblo. 
Savage, Sarah E., to Jessie Savage. 
Sclack, Clara, to Clara Gill. 
Sedgewick, Alma R., to Alma A. Robinson. 
Senter, Perley E., to Henry E. Wade. 
Short, Wilber I., to Wilber I. Fay. 

Skeetup, William Stanley, to William Stanley Blaisdell. 
Skillings, Hazel Maj', to Hazel May Frame. 
Slawenwhite, Charles B., to Charles B. Howlett. 

Frank A., to Frank A. Howlett. 
Smallcon, John W,, to John W. Small. 
Smith, Emma Estelle, to Estelle E. Langley. 

James Watson, to James Watson. 

Leland, to Leland Nelson Boutwell. 

Martha, to Agnes Ethel Kinne. 

Mary, to Mary Watson. 

Mary Esther, to Mary Esther Allard. 
Springer, Annie, to Annie Knapp. 
Stanley, Margaret L, to Margaret I. Ferguson. 
Stevens, Marj- Etta, to Mary Etta Hayes. 

Winifred A., to Winifred A. Bartlett. 
Stevenson, Harry Hurton, to Charles Hnrton Blake. 
Stewart, Louisa, to Mary Belle Willej^ 
Stirling, Mary \Y., to Mary W. Flynn. 
Swindlehurst, Ralph, to Ray Abbott Craig. 

Robert, to Roy Byron Craig. 
Tarady, Alma B., to Alma B. Smith. 
Cecil H., to Cecil H. Smith. 
Jessie A., to Jessie A. Smith. 
Taylor, Grace, to Grace Lull. 
Tilton, George S., to George G. Tilton. 

Minnie, to Minnie Farrell. 
Titus, Estella Musette, to Estella Musette Mills. 
Tollboom, Katherine A., to Katherine A. Cockburn. 
Twombly, Myra H., to Myra H. Davis. 
Upton, Margretta, to Jennie Margretta Wliitehouse. 
Varrell, Ella M., to Ella M. Marshall. 
Veber, Clara Lilly, to Clara Lilly Knight. 

Fred Theodore, to Fred Theodore Knight. 



1901.] INDEX. 847 

Names changed 654, 655, 656, 657 

Warner, Caroline E., to Caroline E. Dodge. 
Wells, Emma V., to Emma V. Hodgdon. 
Wentworth, Carrie, to Carrie Hepworth. 

George Herbert, to Bert Wentworth. 
West, Jane, to Jane Lee. 
White, Perley E., to Perley E. Mason. 
Whitney, Mary Edith, to Edith Mary Emery. 
Whyte, Elsie Moulton, to Bessie Gertrude Dunton. 
Wiggin, Robert M., to Eobert M. French. 
Willard, Maud Agnes, to Maud Agnes Stevens. 
Williams, Ada F., to Ada F. Mason. 

Emma Frances, to Emma Frances Pierce. 
Woodbridge, Lena J., to Lena J. Blackmun. 
Names changed, corporations: 

American Typographic Co. to Manchester Traction, Light & 

Power Co 667 

Baptist Church of New London to First Baptist Church of 

New London 742 

Dover Home for Aged People to Wentworth Home for the 

Aged 658 

Keene Gas Light Co. to Keene Gas & Electric Co 667 

Masonic Orphans' Home to Masonic Home 677 

New Hampshire Asylum for Insane to New Hampshire State 

Hospital 524 

Upper Gilmanton Village Union Cemetery Association to 

Highland Cemetery 688 

Nashua authorized to issue bonds 799 

charter amended 797 

court house in, authorized 670 

Nason, Edward M., appropriation in favor of 653 

Nests, birds', certificates for collecting 571, 572 

of wild birds protected 571 

Nets, use of, in fresh waters, prohibited 573 

New Hampshire and Massachusetts boundary line, establishment of 620 

New Hampshire Asylum for Insane, appropriation in favor of 524 

name changed to New Hamp- 
shire State Hospital 524 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture, appropriation for 646 

superintendent of dairy 
department to issue 

certificates 606 

to keep record of cer- 
tificates and tests . . . 606 

to test instruments 606 

New Hampshire Health & Accident Insurance Co., charter 698 

New Hampshire Horticultural Society, appropriation in favor of.. 556 

to render reports 557 

New Hampshire National Guard, adjutant-general to apply certain 517 

funds to use of 517 

adjutants, regimental, pay of... 519 
adjutants, regimental, to rank 
as captains 517 



848 INDEX. [1901 

New Hampshire National Guard appropriation to be credited with 

certain Spanish war expenses 633 
appropriation to be credited with 
expense of Kearsarge-Alabama 

parade 628 

assistant adjutant-general, pay of 519 
officers may be placed on retired 

list 519 

quartermaster, brigade, to rank 

as major 51S 

quartermasters, regimental, to 

rank as captains 517 

rations may be issued 518 

rifle ranges, appropriation for.. 541 

New Hampshire Oi'phans' Home exempted from taxation 541 

New Hampshire School for Feeble-Minded Children: 

admission to, order of 599 

appropriation for 599 

buildings for, trustees to erect 599 

children may be committed by judges of probate when 598 

children, what, may be admitted 598 

commitment to, appeal from 599 

discharge from 599 

establishment of 597 

rules and regulations, trustees to make 599 

site for, trustees to purchase 599 

trustees of, appointment of 598 

duties of 598 

governor to be one of 598 

to make rules and regulations 599 

to purchase site and erect buildings 599 

New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, appropriation in favor of 631 

New Hampshire State Hospital, criminals may be committed to, 

for examination 512 

name of New Hampshire Asylum 

for Insane changed to 524 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, guardians and trustees 

may invest funds in stock of 498 

New York Central & Hudson Eiver Railroad, guardians and 

trustees may invest funds in stock of 498 

Newbury, part of, annexed to Sutton for school purposes 740 

Newcastle, appropriation for highways in 643 

to Massachusetts line, highway, appropriation for 648 

Newfields, name of, confirmed 744 

Newfields Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., charter revived 802 

Newfound lake, fishing through ice in, prohibited 533 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter amended.. 800 
Newmarket school district, homestead of Charles F. Pendergast 

annexed to 680 

Newport authorized to issue funding bonds 700 

Newport & George's Mills Electric Railway Co., charter 731 

Newspapers, laws to be printed for 587 



1901] INDEX. 849 

Newspapers to be sent to state library 588 

Nominations in caucuses to be by ballot 604 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Railroad, charter extended 661 

North Shore Water Co., charter 80^ 

Northern Fidelity & Trust Co., charter 778 

Obstbuctions, fish and game commissioners may remove certain 568 

Odd Fellows' Building Association, charter amended 784 

Officei-s, county, to report pauper statistics 520 

military, may be placed on retired list 519 

Old Home week, towns may raise money to observe 509 

Oleomargarine, search-warrants for, may be issued 583 

Opinions of new supreme court, filing of 563 

Orange, appropriation for highways in 643 

Otters protected 570 

Overseers of the poor to report pauper statistics 520 

Oysters, planting of regulated 576 

protected 576 

Pak-Amekican exposition, appropriation for building at 499 

commissioners for 499 

Paper, poisonous, sale of 521 

Parochial schools, children to be vaccinated before attending.... 511 

Parr protected 574 

Partridges considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

snaring of, prohibited 572 

Pasquaney lake, fishing through ice in, prohibited 533 

Pauper statistics, county officers to report 520 

overseers of the poor to report 520 

Paupers, convict, counties liable for support of 541 

count}-, commissioners to care for 533 

Pearson, Harlan C, appropriation in favor of 653 

Peddlers, provision as to licensing 560 

Peerless Casualty Co., charter 729 

Pendergast, Charles F., homestead of, transferred from Durham 

school district to Newmarket school district 680 

People & Patriot Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Perch protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Peterborough authorized to borrow money for electric plant 685 

Petit jurors in Grafton county, whence summoned 516 

Pharmacy, commissioners of, to enforce regulations 540 

Pheasants considered game birds 571 

protected 610 

Philippine war, dependent soldiers of, care of 625 

Physicians authorized to quarantine certain diseases 508 

Pickerel not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Pigeons, homing or Antwerp, protected 532 



850 INDEX. [1901 

Pike not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Pinkhana road, appropriation for 636 

Piper, Martin L., appropriation in favor of 653 

Piscataqua river, smelts in, protected 575 

Pittsburg, appropriation for highways in 643 

Pittsfield Loan & Trust Co., charter 697 

Place, George A., appropriation in favor of 653 

Plover considered game birds 571 

protected 573 

Plymouth village fire district, privileges of, enlarged 667 

Plumbers, licensing of, made discretionary in cities 594 

Poison, killing of fishes with, prohibited 573 

Poisonous articles, sale of 521 

Police commission established in Somersworth 726 

Ponds protected from waste 558 

Poor, overseers of, to report pauper statistics 520 

Poor Farm brook (Gilford), deposit of waste in, prohibited 553 

Portrait of Harriet P. Dame, appropriation for 630 

Portsmouth, appropriation in favor of 641 

Portsmouth & Exeter Street Railway Co., charter 713 

Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Co. authorized to sell to 

Rockingham County Light & Power Co 678 

Post or Lyme pond (Lyme), appropriation for screening 634 

fishing through ice in, prohibited... 497 

Prairie chickens considered game birds 571 

Premises, infected, to be cleaned 509 

Printing", public, bonds for performance of 579 

contracts for, may be awarded to whom 579 

definition of 579 

materials for, commission may purchase 579 

prices of 579 

Private schools, children to be vaccinated before attending 511 

to make annual reports to state superintendent. . 589 

Probate court, committee to prepare uniform procedure for 538 

terms of, in Rockingham county 523 

judge of, in Coos county, salary of 597 

judges of, bonds to, certain corporations may be 

accepted as surety on 611 

may commit children to New Hampshire School for 

Feeble-Minded Children, when 598 

names changed by 654, 655, 656, 657 

Processes issued under former law saved 564 

Property, foreign corporations may hold, for certain purposes... 503 
military, lost, condemned, or sold, money received for, 

to be used for National Guard 517 

Public printing commission, duties of 579 

established 579 

rights, protection of 629 

Public Statutes amended: 

chapter 5, publication of laws ^S'i' 



1901] INDEX. 851 

Public Statutes amended: 

chapters 5 and 6, state publications So? 

chapter 10, section 1, Asylum for Insane 524 

27, county commissioners 533 

30, section 2, and chapter 43, section 12, statistics of 



pauperism 



520 



40, section 4, powers of towns 502, 509 

40, section 5, town trust funds 578 

84, section 9, town paupers 625 

88, school money 585 

93, employment of children 550 

93, section 2, scholars 511 

95, section S, State Xormal School 544 

110, section 3, pestilential diseases 505 

125, section 7, sealers of weights and measures 505 

126, sections 1 and 2, sale of bi'ead 525 

135, drugs and medicines 540 

149, corporation meetings 555 

158, section 26, railroads taking land 613 

169, section 14, insurance companies 555 

175, section 19, returns of divorces 513 

184, section 1, probate courts 523 

195, rights of certain heirs 613 

199, bonds to judges of probate 610 

251, section 1, search warrants 583 

269, sale of poisons 521, 

284, section 14, minors committed to Industrial School 611 

286, section 5, salary of state treasurer 546 

286, section 14, salary of judge of probate in Coos 

county 597 

286, section 17, Carroll county solicitor 504 

287, section 16, fees and costs 577 

Public waters, definition of 503 

fish and game commissioners may screen 569 

weighers, appointment of, authorized 525 

duties of 526 

fees of 526 

penalty for refusal to perform duties 526 

qualifications of 526 

Publications, state, distribution of 557 

to courts 566 

Quails considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

snaring of, prohibited 573 

Quarantine of contagious diseases 508 

to be designated by placard 508 

Quartermaster, brigade, to rank as major 518 

Quartermasters, regimental, to rank as captains 517 

Questions of law, transfer of 563 

Rabbits protected 570 

Eaccoons protected 570 



852 INDEX. [1901 

Kailroad commissioners may consider value of franchises 543 

may change routes of proposed street 

railways 539 

Eailroad companies may take land for diversion of streams 613 

Eailroads. See Street railways. 

increased capital stock of, how issued 535 

Black Rock & Salisbury Beach, time limited 770 

Boston & Maine, authorized to extend side-track in 

Manchester 712 

Concord, authorized to extend side-track in Manchester 712 

Moosilauke, charter extended 659 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge, charter extended 661 

Eails considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

Eallidse considered game birds 571 

Eandolph, appropriation for highways in 643 

Eations may be issued to Xational Guard during encampment.... 518 

Eaj'mond, First Congregational Society, charter amended 671 

Eecords in office of secretary of state, appropriation for indexing 630 

of Coos county, damaged by fire, to be attested 587 

of old supreme court, custody of 564 

Eeferees, provisions for, repealed 565 

Eegistrar of vital statistics, returns of divorces to bemade to.... 513 

Eepresentatives' hall, appropriation for chairs in 640 

Eepresentatives to general court, apportionment of 600 

Eiedell, John H., appropriation in favor of 641 

Eifle ranges for National Guard, appropriation for 544 

Eights, public, protection of 629 

Eoads. See Highways. 

Eoberts, Charles L., appropriation in favor of 653 

Eobinson, Allan H., appropriation in favor of 653 

Eochester Street Eailway Co, united with Union Electric Railway 712 

Eockingham county authorized to issue bonds 682 

names changed in 654 

terms of probate court in 523 

superior court in 565 

Eockingham Countj' Light & Power Co. authorized to purchase 

Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Co 678 

Rollins, Lyman, appropriation in favor of 627 

Eoman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, charter 723 

Eowe, C. D., appropriation in favor of 627 

Eumney, appropriation for highway in 636 

Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in.. 668 

Sables protected 570 

St. John Baptist Society of Pittsfield, charter 795 

Salary of aldermen and councilmen of Concord 785 

chaplain of state prison 561 

city superintendent of schools, state not to contribute to 511 

delegates to constitutional convention 581 

fish and game commissioners 569 

governor's private secretary provided for 644 



1901] INDEX. 853 

Salary of judge of probate in Coos county 597 

justices of new supreme court 565 

superior court 565 

secretary of state 5o4 

solicitor of Carroll county 504 

state treasurer 546 

Salem Water-Works Co., charter '^55 

Salmon in Berry pond protected 584 

protected 574 

taking of, for compensation, prohibited 574 

to be taken bj^ angling only 573 

young, protected 574 

Sanborn, Capt. W. A., appropriation for transportaion of body of.. 632 

Sanders, Frank L., appropriation in favor of 653 

Sandpipers considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

Sandwich Notch road, appropriation for 636 

Sanitarium for consumptives, committee to consider 623 

Sargent, Harry A., homestead of, annexed to Canterbury for school 

purposes 776 

Savings banks. See Banks. 
Sawdust. See Waste. 

Scales, public, towns and cities may erect 526 

Scarlet fever, cases of, to be reported 508 

School, children not to attend in certain cases 509 

to be sent to, when 552 

districts, supervisory, vote to form, may be rescinded 577 

taxes, amount of, raised 585 

Schools, city superintendents of, state not to contribute to sal- 
aries of 511 

evening, establishment of 612 

to be under superintendence of school boards.. 613 

parochial, children to be vaccinated before attending.... 511 

private, children to be vaccinated before attending 511 

to make annual reports to state superintendent. . 589 

Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street Railway Co., charter 767 

Sealers of weights and measures, duties of 505 

Search-warrants may be issued for oleomargarine 583 

Searles, Edward F.. control of Stillwater pond granted to 585 

Secretary of state, archives in office of, index of 645 

records in office of, appropriation for indexing 630 

salary of 554 

to cause laws to be published and distributed 587 
to furnish supplies for constitutional con- 
vention 581 

Seines, use of, in fresh water prohibited 573 

Selectmen, certain diseases to be reported to, when 505 

Sentences of imprisonment, additional, to take effect when 547 

to be indefinite 547 

Sentinel Printing Co., appropriation in favor of 654 

Session laws amended: 

1816, First Congregational Society in Raj-mond 671 



854 INDEX. [1901 

Session laws amended: 

1850, Dover Gas Light Co 67<> 

1871, chapter 100, Odd Fellows' Building Asociation 784 

1878, chapter 150, Eliott Bridge Co 731 

1887, chapter 277, Black Eock & Salisbury Beach Railroad 770 

1893, chajDter 182, section 4, Concord police commissioners 793 

228, sections 2 and 3, Plymouth village fire dis- 
trict 667 

241, city of Laconia 683, 791 

249, Bristol Street Railway 771 

1895, chapter 27, street railway stock and bonds 543 

27, section 4, street railwaj'^s 586 

27, section 6, street railways 561 

54, support of paupers 541 

59, sections 17, 38, 40, 98, 102, 130, militia 517 

85, trees in highways 592 

86, fraternal beneficiary associations 581 

108, taxation of savings banks 57S 

116, state board of charities 542 

176, name of Newfields 744 

1897, chapter 19, railway stocks 534 

76, section 10, hawkers and peddlers 560 

172, Laconia Electric Lighting Co 674 

1899, chapter 28, section 1, dogs 504 

55, plumbers and plumbing 594 

64, section 1, insurance companies 555 

77, supervisory school districts 577 

77, section 3, school privileges 511 

104, section 1, secretary of state 554 

188, Amory Manufacturing Co 699 

191, Citizens' Institution for Savings of Nashua. . 780 

217, section 4, Peterborough electric plant 685 

Shackford, Frank M., appropriation in favor of 653 

Shad protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Shad-waiters to be taken by angling only 573 

Shannessy, W., appropriation in favor of 653 

Shelburne authorized to exemjpt Washington Hotel Co. property 

from taxation 700 

Sheldrakes excepted from protection 572 

Sheriffs, certain fees of, to be audited 577 

Shiners excepted from certain protection 573 

Shoestring district, homestead of Harry A. Sargent severed from.. 776 

Shore birds considered game birds 571 

Shurtleff, Fremont E., appropriation in favor of 653 

Merrill, appropriation in favor of 654 

Skimmed milk, sale of, regulated 609 

Slocum, Joel B., appropriation in favor of 653 

Slot machines declared gambling implements 512 

Smallpox, cases of, to be reported 508 

Smelts protected 575 

Smith, William H., appropriation in favor of 653 



1901 INDEX. 855 

Smolt protected 574 

Snares, use of, in certain cases, prohibited 573 

in taking deer, prohibited 569 

Snipe considered game birds 571 

Wilson, protected 572 

Societe de St. Jean Baptiste de Manchester, X. H., charter 689 

Societe de Temperance de St. Joseph of Somersworth, N. H., 

charter 6S3 

Societe St. Jean Baptiste de Laconia, X. H., charter 757 

Soldiers, dependent, of Spanish or Philippine wars, care of 625 

Solicitor of Carroll county, salary of _ 504 

Somersworth, charter amended 691 

literary fund apj)ropriated to 647 

police commission established 726 

Spanish war, certain expenses of, to be credited to Xational Guard 

appropriation 633 

soldiers of, dependent, care of 623 

state pay extended to certain 639 

Sparrows, English, excepted from protection 573 

Spofford lake (Chesterfield), fishing in, regulated 532 

Squam lake, appropriation for lights and buoys in 638 

Square-tail trout protected 531 

Squirrels, gray, protected 570 

State, incidental expenses to be audited 560 

not liable on account of Jefferson Xoteh road 592 

publications, distribution of 557 

to courts 557 

taxes for 1903 and 1903, assessment and collection of 583 

State board of agriculture, feeding-stuffs to be analyzed by 530 

secretary of, to have fertilizers ana- 
lyzed 537 

to prosecute certain vio- 
lations 531 

board of charities may appoint salaried secretary 543 

ooard of health authorized to establish a laboratory 514 

certain diseases to be reported to 509 

local health officers to attend meetings of. , 509 
secretary of, provision for indexing- vital sta- 
tistics in office of 632 

library building, appropriation for painting interior of 638 

trustees of, library commissioners to be consoli- 
dated with 501 

Xormal School, appropriation in favor of 544 

prison, appropriation for 561 

chaplain of, salary of 561 

deficiency of income provided for 561 

library of, appropriation for 561 

sanitarium for consumptives, committee to consider 628 

secretary. See Secretary of state. 

superintendent of public instruction authorized to enforce 

certain laws 553 

treasurer, salary of 546 



856 INDEX. [1901 

state Trust Co., charter 800 

Statistics, pauper, overseers of poor to report 520 

county officers to report 520 

Stillwater pond (Salem), control of, granted to Edward F. Searles 585 

Stinson lake (Eumney), appropriation for screening 637 

Stock, railway, increased capital, how issued 534 

Stockholders may act as proxies 555 

Storekeepers selling milk to be licensed 608 

Stowell, Herbert J., appropriation in favor of 653 

Strafford county, names changed in 654 

terms of superior court in 565 

Stratham and Newmarket bridge, proprietors of, authorized to sell 781 

Street railway cars, fenders on 563 

corporations may take land for certain purposes.. 586 

Street railways, franchises of, to be considered in consolidations 543 

jurisdiction over 561 

railroad commissioners, may change routes of.. 539 
Street railways: 

Alton & Gilmanton, charter extended 786 

Amesbury & Hampton, lease of, to Exeter, Hampton & Ames- 
bury, ratified 693 

Ashland & Asquam, charter 734 

Bristol, charter amended 771 

Claremont, charter extended 662 

united with Claremont Electric Light Co 787 

Concord, Dover & Rochester, charter 747 

Derry & Pelham, charter extended and amended 660 

Dover, Somersworth & Rochester 712 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury, lease of Amesbury & Hampton 

to, ratified 693 

Gilmanton & Barnstead, charter extended 660 

Haverhill, Plaistow & Newton, charter 715 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem, charter amended and extended 662 

powers extended 745 

Keene, charter amended 745 

Keene, Marlow & Newport, charter 765 

Manchester & Haverhill, charter 737 

Meredith & Ossipee, charter extended 661 

Mont Vernon & Milford, charter extended 690 

Newport & George's Mills, charter 731 

Portsmouth & Exeter, charter 718 

Rochester united with Union Electric 712 

Seabrook & Hampton Beach, charter 767 

Union Electric united with Rochester 712 

Streams protected from waste 558 

railroads may take land for diversion of 613 

Sugar Loaf road, appropriation for 635 

Sullivan, Julia E., appropriation in favor of 653 

Sullivan county, names changed in 656 

terms of superior court in 565 

Sunapee authorized to issue water bonds 796 

authorized to maintain water-works 680 

Sunapee lake, appropriation for lights, buoys, etc., in 639 



1901] INDEX. 



857 



Sunapee lake, bass in, excepted from certain protection 574 

troiit in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Simcook Water-Works Co., charter amended 802 

Superintendents of schools in cities, state not to contribute to sal- 
aries of 511 

Superior court, appeals from 563 

clerks of, appointment and duties of 564 

fees of 564 

to receive certain records 564 

established 563 

jurisdiction of 563, 564 

justices of, one may sentence when, in murder trial 603 

salary of * 565 

two shall sit in murder trial 603 

terms of 565 

special, in Carroll and Belknap counties 596 

writs and processes saved 564 

Supreme court may enjoin violation of public rights 503 

may g-rant relief from sawdust law 559 

(new), clerk of, appointment and duties of 564 

established 563 

jurisdiction of 563 

justices of, salary of 565 

messenger of, appointment of 565 

opinions of 563 

rooms of, control of 566 

term of 563 

transfer of questions of law to 563 

(old) abolished 566 

causes and proceedings saved 564 

records of, custody of 564 

terms of, to be completed 565 

Surf birds considered game birds : 571 

Sutton, part of Newbury annexed to, for school jDurposes 740 

Swans considered game birds 571 

Swedish Sick Benefit & Burial Society of Manchester, N. H., 

charter 758 

Tattlees considered game birds 571 

Tax returns of certain banks, attorney-general to investigate 645 

Taxation, exemption from, New Hampshire Orphans' Home 541 

Washington Hotel Co 700 

savings banks not exempt from certain 578 

Taxes, county, collection of 553 

on foreign fidelity and casualty insurance companies 555 

school, amount of, raised 585 

state, for 1902 and 1903, assessment and collection of 583 

Terms of eourt in Grafton county 515 

superior court 565 

new supreme court 563 

Thornton, appropriation for highway in 650 

Torr, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 627 



858 INDEX. [1901 

Town school district of Concord, homestead of John H. Mercer 

severed from 775 

Towns, appropriation to, for certain tuition fees 589 

appropriations by, certain, to be by ballot 584 

authorized to employ counsel in legislative matters 552 

certain, to receive share of literary fund 589 

certificates of weight in sales to 526 

inspectors of milk in 607 

may appoint public weighers 525 

tree wardens 592 

may appropriate money for 'tree wardens's use 593 

may distribute certain literature 502 

may erect public scales 526 

may license employment offices 550 

may raise monej' for G. A. E. halls 545 

to' observe Old Home week 509 

not ruaintaining high schools to pay certain tuition fees. . 588 

school boards to superintend evening schools 613 

selectmen may grant milk licenses 607 

may take samples of milk 607 

to keep record of convictions tmder milk law. . 609 

trust funds held by, investment of 578 

Traps, use of, in certain cases, prohibited 572 

in taking deer, prohibited 569 

regulated 570 

Tree wardens, duties of 593 

provision for axDpointment of 592 

towns and cities may appropriate money for use of 593 

Trees, certain, may be purchased 593 

in highways, protection of 592 

public, defacement of, prohibited 594 

removal of 593 

to be marked 593 

Trials for murder, compensation of counsel assigned in 603 

jury to be kept separate in 604 

respondents may be arraigned before one jus- 
tice in 603 

may challenge jurors in 603 

state may call witnesses in rebuttal in 603 

may challenge jurors in 603 

two justices shall sit in 603 

Trout, catch of, limited 575 

certain fishes not to be put in waters with 574 

in certain localities excepted from certain j)rotection. . . . 574 

protected 574, 575 

square-tail, protected 531 

taking of, for compensation prohibited 574 

to be taken by angling onlj^ 573 

Trust funds held by towns, investment of 578 

Trustees of estates authorized to invest funds in certain stocks.. 498 

majority of, to act 498 

of state library, library commissioners to be consol- 
idated with 501 



1901] INDEX. 859 

Tuftonborough, appropriation for highway in 648 

Turkeys, wild, considered game birds 571 

Turnpike road, approj)riation for 643 

(Sharon) , appropriation for 643 

Typhoid fever, cases of, to be reported 508 

Union Canadienne, charter 673 

Union Electric Eailway united with Kochester Street Railroad Co. 713 

Union Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 653 

Union St. Jean Baptiste Society in Nashua, N. H., charter amended 701 
Union school district of Concord, homestead of John H. Mercer 

annexed to 775 

homestead of John H. S. Will- 
cox annexed to 763 

United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to purchase Dover Gas Light 

Co. and Berwick Power Co 674 

Dover Gas Light Co. authorized to 

sell to 676 

Upper Gilmanton Village Union Cemetery Association, name 

changed to Highland Cemetery 6S8 

Vaccination of children 511 

Veterinary examiners, board of, authorized 548 

expenses of, to be paid by fees.. 548 

to conduct examinations 548 

to keep a register 549 

surgeons, certain, exempt from examination 549 

to be examined before registration 549 

to be registered 548 

Vicksburg commission, appointment and duties of 652 

appropriation for expenses of 652 

to make report 652 

Vital statistics in office of state board of health, provision for in- 
dexing 632 

registrar of, returns of divorces to be made to 513 

Waeben, appropriation for highway in 636 

Warren road, appropriation for 636 

Washington Hotel Co., Shelburne authorized to exempt property 

of, from taxation 700 

WastC; hair or wool, sale of, I'egulated 536 

not to be deposited in waters 558 

Water-works in Sunapee authorized 680 

Waters, fish and game commissioners may close 568 

to inspect 568 

private breeding, corrupting of, prohibited 573 

rights of owners of 576 

protected from Avaste 558 

public, definition of 503 576 

fish and game commissioners may screen 569 

Weighers, public, appointment of, authorized 525 

duties of 526 

fees of 526 



860 INDEX. [1901 

Weighers, public, penalty for refusal to perform duties 52& 

qualifications of 526 

Weight, certificates of, in sales to towns and cities 526 

may be required when 526 

penalty for sales without 526 

Weights and measures, sealers of, duties of 505 

Weirs, use of, in fresh waters prohibited 573 

prohibited 575 

Wells, Diamond G., appropriation in favor of 653 

Wentworth Home for the Aged 658 

Wentworth's Location, appropriation for highway in 636 

to Errol, highway, appropriation for 635 

Weston, William H., appropriation in favor of 653 

Whitcher, William F., appropriation in favor of 653 

Whitefishes protected ^ 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

White Horse ledge, acceptance of donation of 527 

Whitefield, appropriation for highway in 636 

Whitehead, James F., appropriation in favor of 653 

Widow, right of, to husband's estate 613, 614 

Wild animals, certain, not protected from dogs 504 

Willcox, John H. S., homestead of, annexed to Union school dis- 
trict of Concord 763 

Wilson, George H., appropriation in favor of 653 

Wilson snipe protected 572 

Winnesquam lake, appropriation for screening 640 

buoys and lights in 650 

Woodcocks considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

purchase of sale of, prohibited 573 

Woodstock, appropriation for highway in 636 

Woodsville Free Public Librarj-, apportionment of funds to 666 

Woodward, John, appropriation in favor of 627 

Wool waste, sale of, regulated 536 

Wright, Charles C, appropriation in favor of 627 

Writs in Grafton county, returnable when 516 

issued under former law saved 564 

Yellowlegs protected 572 

Young, Hanson H., appropriation in favor of 651 



GENERAL INDEX. 



GENERAL INDEX 

OF THE 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SESSION LAWS 

FOE 1897, 1899, AND 1901. 



Page. 

Abatement of common nuisance 322 

Academies, appropriation for tuition in 589 

to make annual report to state superintendent 589 

Academy, definition of 589 

Acceptances, no grace on 12 

Accounts, county, auditing of 84 

Actions against railroad for injury to trespasser 316 

against administrator, limitation of , . , . . 246 

in Grafton county, returnable when 516 

survival of 36 

Adams, James M., appropriation to 110 

Adjutant -general, certain acts ratified 275 

to applj^ certain funds to use of National Guard 517 

Adjutants, regimental, pay of 518 

to rank as captains 517 

Administration, what inventory of savings bank deposit shall 

contain 51 

Administrators, exhibition of claims 246 

extension of commissioner's hearings 247 

limitation of suits 24C 

may take out execution on judgments in favor of 

deceased 36 

Adulteration of candy, penalty for 262 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

of meal or grain, penaltj^ for 530 

of milk prohibited 609 

of spirituous liquors 309, 3ii 

Advertisements of itinerant vendors 40 

Age of consent raised 30 

Agents, county commissioners may appoint 533 

Agriculture. Hee State board of argriculture. 

draining or filling swamp lands for advancement of . . 91 

863 



gg4 GENERAL INDEX. 

Aides-de-camp, number of 254 

Almshouses, county, support of children at 87 

Alton may contract with Alton Electric Light & Power Co 455 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Railway Co., charter 458 

charter extended 786 

Alton Electric Light & Power Co., charter 454 

Amendments to constitution, how voted on 71 

American Accident Association, charter 153 

American Manufacturing Co., charter amended 146, 433 

American TypograiAic Co., charter amended 146, 433 

name changed to Manchester Trac- 
tion, Light & Power Co 667 

Amesbury & Hampton Street Railway Co., lease of, ratified 693 

Ammonoosuc river, waste not to be deposited in 556 

Amory Manufacturing Co., error in former act corrected 699 

Amory Mills, charter amended 418 

Amoskeag Bank, charter extended 399 

Amoskeag Fire Insurance Co. revived 755 

Anatidse considered game birds 571 

Anatomical science, advancement of 25, 251 

Ancient Order Foresters of America, names of courts changed. .118, 151 

Androscoggin river, appropriation for bridge across 106 

Animals, cruelty to 21 

disabled, proceedings for killing of 22 

injured hy dog, punishment of owner of dog 263 

wild, certain, not protected from dogs 504 

Antwerp pigeons protected 533 

Appeals from award of certain land damages 27 

from decisions of selectmen on electric lines 17, 78 

from superior court 563 

Apportionment of representatives to general court 339, 600 

of state taxes 235 

Appropriation for bond of state treasurer 364 

bridge to Endicott Rock 351, 638 

across Androscoggin river 106 

Sawyer's river 103 

building at Pan-American exposition 499 

buoys and lights in certain lakes 104, 105, 354 

355, 638, 639, 650 

constitutional convention 647 

expenses of Vicksburg commission 652 

furniture in Representatives' hall 640 

highways. Sec Highways. 

indexing records in oflRce of secretary of state. . 104 

349, 630 

Kearsarge memorial 641 

laboratory of hygiene 514 

library of state prison 561 

lighthouse in vSunapee lake 104, 353 

Winnipesaukee lake 354 

marking flag cases 634 

New Hampshire National Guard 41 



GENERAL INDEX. 865 

ApproiDriation for painting interior of state library building 638 

Paris exposition commission 364 

portrait of Harriet P. Dame 630 

protection of trees in highways 86 

removing provincial records 47 

repairs in state house 363 

state prison 320 

rifle ranges for National Guard 544 

schools 319 

screening certain lakes 362, 637, 640, 643 

state pay to soldiers in Spanish war 365 

supreme court for publication of opinions 363 

tablets on Fifth regiment monument at Gettys- 
burg 631 

transportation of body of Capt. W. A. Sanborn 633 

tuition in high schools and academies 5S9 

Valentine Smith scholarships 277 

vaults in state offices 363 

in favor of James M. Adams 110 

Edward L. Austin 110 

Charles J. Ballou 653 

Charles A. Barney's widow 637 

Charlotte Bartlett 653 

Bent & Bush 627 

Benjamin Billsborough 110, 367 

George C. Bingham 653 

C. G. Blanchard 361 

Charles B. Bodwell 366 

Irving Bodwell 110 

John W. Bourlet, Jr 110 

A. H. Britton 633 

Henry E. Brock 367, 653 

L. B. Brown Ill 

Walter F. Buck 109, 367 

James Burbeck 653 

Edwin P. Burpee's widow 96 

Charles E, Buzzell 366, 367, 627 

Frank H. Challis 653 

Chronicle & Gazette Co 653 

Harry B. Cilley 367, 653 

City hospital of Boston 346 

Silas G. Clifford 110, 343 

Thomas F. Clifford 653 

John E. Coffin Ill, 367, 653 

Anthon W. Colby Ill 

Concord Evening Monitor 367, 653 

Cottage hospital of Claremont 346 

of Exeter 346 

of Laconia 346 

James M. Cooper 653 

Andrew J. Crooker 109 

Hiram E. Currier 653 



866 CE.VERAL INDEX. 

Appropriation in favor of ]")auiels i^- Downs 367 

Dartmouth College 102, 355, 627 

Arthur G. Decatur 366, 627 

John Demeritt 109, 653 

Willis T. Dodge Ill, 367 

D. B. Donovan Ill 

Edson C. Eastman 110, 367, 653 

Clark S. Edwards 110 

Elliot hospital of Keene 346 

of Manchester 346 

James F. Estes 110, 366, 627 

Ira C. Evans 653 

Stephen S. Ford 367, 653 

George W. Fowler Ill, 367, 653 

John H. French 109 

Fred A. Gardner 653 

Van B. Glazier 366, 627 

Orlando I. Godfrey Ill 

Goodhue & Milton 110 

Kalph W. Gordon 110, 343 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission. . .98, 349, 633 

Orrin W. Head 110 

James E. Henry 653 

Herald Publishing Co 653 

Thomas L. Hoitt 649 

James H. Holland 653 

Andy Holt 110, 366, 627 

Thomas E. Holt's widow 350 

Hospital Notre Dame de Lourdes of 

Manchester 346 

Hospital of the Sacred Heart of Man- 
chester 346 

Howard & Co .- 110 

Hum])hrey -Dodge Co 653 

E. P. Hunt 110, 366 

Edward C. Hunt 653 

Woodbury E. Hunt 110 

Charles T. Huntoon 110, 366, 627 

Horace L. Ingalls 110, 367, 653 

Fred I. Irwin 367 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 110, 367, 653 

John B. Clarke Co 110, 653 

Fred L. Johnson 110 

George W. Johnson 366, 653, 654 

George X. Julian 98 

James Kearns 108 

I. Eugene Keeler Ill, 367, 653 

Keene Sentinel 367 

William P. Lamb 110 

Albert D. Laneville 653 

Josephine C. Larkin 110, 367, 653 

John K. Law 653 



GENERAL INDEX. 867 

Appropriation in favor of Harry M, Lee 653 

Fred Leighton 3G7, 653 

Alice M. Littlefield 653 

E. I. Littlefield 367 

Warren W. Lovejoy 653 

John W. Lowry 367, 653 

Herbert A, McElwaine 653 

Elias A. McQuaid 653 

Margaret Pillsbury hospital 346 

Henry H. Metcalf Ill, 367, 653 

Edward L. Miles 106 

John II. Miller 110, 367 

Lotie I. Minard 352 

Mirror and American 367 

Monitor & Statesman Co 653 

James H. Moore 651 

Susaij R. Morrison Ill, 367, 654 

G. H. Moses Ill 

Nashua Telegraph Publishing Co 110 

Edward M. Nason Ill, 367, 653 

New Hampshire Asylum for Insane 346, 524 

Board of Eegistration 

in Dentistry 367 

College of Agriculture 96 

97, 351, 646 

Democratic Press Co.. 110, 367 

Horticultural Society. 299, 556 

Industrial School 348,642 

School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 599 

Soldiers' Home ...97, 350, 631 

State Normal School... 103 

366, 544 

State Prison 80, 320, 561 

John J. Nichols 110 

John W. Odlin 110, 343 

Michael O'Malley 108 

Joab N. Patterson 366 

Charles Pearson 347 

Harlan C, Pearson Ill, 367, 653 

People & Patriot Co 653 

Frank L. Phalen 110 

George R. Pierce 110 

Martin L. Piper 366, 653 

George A. Place 110, 367, 653 

Edward Plummer 110, 343 

Portsmouth 641 

A. W. Presler 110 

Republican Press Association 110 

Fred E. Richardson 110, 343 

Edwin F. Richmond 108 

John H. Riedell 641 



868 GENERAL INDEX. 

Appropriation in favor of Charles L. Roberts 653 

Calvin Eobie 110 

Joseph E. Eobins 366 

Allan H. Robinson Ill, 367, 653 

Lyman Rollins 366, 627 

Charles D. Rowe 366, 627 

George H. Saltmarsh 367 

Frank L. Sanders 653 

Sentinel Printing Co 654 

Frank M, Shackf ord 653 

W. Shannessy 367, 653 

Horace B. Sherburne 110, 367 

Fremont E. ShurtlefE 653 

Merrill Shnrtleft' 654 

Silsby & Son 110, 367 

Joseph T. Slattery 352 

Joel B. Slocum 653 

William H. Smith 653 

Somersworth 647 

Henry B. Stearns 110, 367 

Horace B. Stearns 367 

Herbert J. Stowell 366, 653 

Julia E. Sullivan 653 

Louis A. Thorpe 366 

Times Publishing Co 110 

W. H. Topping 367 

Charles W. Torr 110, 366, 627 

Union Publishing Co 110, 653 

L. J. Welch 110, 367 

Diamond G. Wells 653 

Solomon B. West 367 

William H. Weston 653 

William F. Whitcher 653 

William F. Whitcomb 110 

James F. Whitehead 653 

John H. Willey 110, 343 

James H. Willoughby 109, 343 

George H. Wilson 653 

Woman's hospital of Concord 346 

Ernest S. W^oodaman 306, 367 

John Woodward 110, 366, 627 

Charles C. Wright 367, 627 

Hanson H. Young 651 

Appropriations by towns, certain, to be by ballot 584 

for decorating soldiers' graves 270 

for free hospital bed 252 

for highways 264 

collection of 334 

Archives in office of secretary of state, index of 645 

Arsenic, sale of paper or fabrics containing 521 

Ashes not to be placed in highways 51 

Ashland & Asquam Electric Railway Co., charter 734 



GENERAL INDEX. 869 

Asses, taxation of 34 

Assessors, board of, established in Concord 776 

Assignee in insolvency, provision for unclaimed nionej' in hands of 10 

Assistant adjutant-g-eneral, pay of 519 

Asylum for insane. See New Hampshire Asylum for Insane and 
New Hampshire State Hospital. 

Atkinson, fishing- through ice in, prohibited 27 

Attachment, certain damages exempt from 545 

certain money due firemen exempt from 301 

insurance on exempted property exempt from 263 

Attorney not liable for sheriff's fees 258 

Attorney-general may file information against common nuisance 322 

to be one of ballot law commissioners 70 

to defend certain suits 629 

to examine title to jiroperty of Asylum for 

Insane 99 

to investigate tax returns of certain banks.... 645 

Auditors, county, appointment and duties 84 

of iDublic printing 275 

Aureolus, protection of 29, 267, 272 

Austin, Edward L., appropriation to 110 

Austin, Flint & Daj^ Co., name changed to Manchester Sash & 

Blind Co 128 

Australian ballot law. See Elections. 

Avery's pond (Ellsworth), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Bail, default of, certain minors maj' be committed to Industrial 

School for 611 

Ballot boxes 74 

clerks 73 

law. See Elections. 

commissioners 70 

Balloting after tie vote 76 

Ballots, preservation and inspection of 79 

Ballou, Charles J., appropriation to 653 

Band, Littleton authorized to maintain 677 

concerts, towns may appropriate money for 22 

Bank commissioners, duties in respect to verification 312 

reports of 67, 274 

Banks: 

Amoskeag Bank, charter extended 399 

bonds of treasurers, if also cashiers of nationals 61 

Cheshire County Savings Bank of Keene 189 

Citizens' Institution for Savings 422 

charter amended 780 

City Savings Bank of Berlin, charter 704 

deposits, call, to be made where 619 

inventory of, by administrator 51 

special, how regarded 619 

exemption from certain taxation not granted to 578 

guaranty fund 314 

Hillsborough County Savings Bank 397 



•870 GENERAL INDEX. 

Banks: 

investments of, regulated 315, 616, 617, 618, 619 

losses, personal liability for 619 

Manchester Bank, charter extended 676 

Mascoma Savings Bank 371 

may hold real estate on foreclosure 619 

Merchants' Bank, charter 693 

tax returns, attorney-g-eneral to investigate 645 

trial balance of deposit ledgers 313 

verification of deposit books 313 

Baptist Church of New London, name changed to First Baptist 

Church of New London 743 

Baptist Convention of the State of New Hampshire, charter 

amended 140, 673 

Barney, Charles A., appropriation to widow of 637 

Barnstead, fishing through ice in, prohibited 37 

Bartlett, land in, donation accepted 537 

line with Livermore established 128 

village fire precinct, establishment and acts legalized.... 133 

may buy Bartlett Water Co 133 

may raise or borrow money 133 

may take land, etc 133 

Bartlett, Charlotte, appropriation to 653 

Bartlett Water Co., Bartlett village fire precinct may acquire 132 

Barytes not to be used in making candy 363 

Bass in certain localities excepted from certain protection 574 

not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 259, 367, 331, 574, 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Bath, part of, annexed to Monroe 137 

Union school district, homestead of Moses F. Riley annexed 

to 206 

Beach birds excepted from certain protection 573 

protected 267 

Beaver protected 30, 570 

Beaver islands annexed to Meredith 446 

Beds in hospitals, towns or cities may appropriate for 353 

Belknap county, apj)ortionment of taxes in 386 

boundary of, changed 197 

names changed in 92, 341, 653 

term, special, of sui^erior court in 596 

terms of superior court in 565 

of supreme court in 337 

Belmont village districts authorized to maintain electric plant 669 

Beneficiary associations, fraternal, may be admitted when 581 

may continue when 582 

powers of, limited 581 

Benevolent Society of St. Jean Baptiste of Keene, charter 687 

Bennington Water-Works Co., charter revived and amended 442 

Bent & Bush, appropriation to 627 

Berlin, city charter 112 

adoption of 116 



GENERAL INDEX. 871 

Berlin board of education 115 

city council 113, 114, 115 

debts of town and school district assumed 113 

elections 114, 116 

mayor 113, 114, 115 

officers 115 

police court 115 

property of town and school district taken 113 

representatives to g'eneral court 114 

school affairs 113, 115 

board 115 

supervisors 114, 116 

vacancies 116 

wards 113 

officers of 114 

Berlin Water Supply Co., charter 810 

Berry pond (Pittsfield), fishing in, regulated 584 

Berwick Power Co., United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to 

purchase 674 

Bethlehem Electric Light Co., charter 206 

Bicycles, injury of, in certain ways prohibited 51 

use of, regulated 89 

Bill fish protected 259 

Billiard tables, license fees for, in summer hotels, etc 32 

Bills of exchange falling due on Sunday or holiday, when payable 12 

no grace on 12 

Billsborough, Benjamin, appropriation to 110, 367 

Bingham, George C, appropriation to 653 

Birds. See Fish and game. 

Births, fees for record and return 248 

monthly reports to state registrar 255 

Black game protected 5 

Black Kock & Salisbury Beach railroad, time limited 770 

Blanchard, C. G., appropriation to 361 

Blind or disabled voters, assistance to 76 

persons, state aid to 335 

Blodgett's Landing (Newbury), made a sanitary district 13 

Blue fins protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Blue Mountain Forest Association excepted from certain regu- 
lations 31, 571, 577 

Board of agriculture. See State board of agriculture, 
of charities. See State board of charities, 
of health. See State board of health. 

of registration in dentistry. See State board of registration 
in dentistry. 

of veterinary examiners authorized 548 

Boards of health, duties in regard to ice 82 

to be appointed in towns 37 

to disinfect premises 509 

to quarantine contagious diseases 508 

Boats, certain private, rules and regulations for 323 



872 GENERAL INDEX. 

Boats, certain iirivate, to carry lights 323 

electric, naphtha, gasoline, or steam 294 

engineers and pilots to be licensed 294 

inspection and license of 294 

passengers on, number of 29a 

punishment of certain offenses relating to 295 

revocation of license 294 

Bodies, burial of unclaimed 251 

embalming of, regulated 317 

transportation of 317 

use of, for advancement of science 25, 251 

Bodwell, Charles B., approjariation to 366 

Irving, appropriation to 110 

Bond as condition for judgment in police court 57 

of state treasurer, appropriation for 364 

of treasurers of savings banks in certain cases 61 

to judge of probate, certain corporations may be accepted as 

surety on 611 

Bonds, increase of, by railroads 1& 

no grace on 13 

of railroad may be secured by mortgage 62 

of street railway may be secured by mortgage 63 

Books, collections of, may be purchased for state library 14 

Booths for voting 74 

use of 75 

Boscavven may appropriate for marking historical places 377 

Boston & ]\Iaine Railroad authorized to extend side-track in Man- 
chester 713 

guardians and trustees maj- invest funds 

in stock of 49S 

repeal of act providing for special com- 
missioners 4S 

to make Manchester a billing station... 414 
Boundary line between New Hampshire and Massachusetts, estab- 
lishment of 620 

Bourlet, John W., Jr., appropriation to 110 

Bow authorized to appropriate money for relief of Andrew McHarg 663 

Bow lake (Stratford), appropriation for screening 642 

Bow pond (Northwood , fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Bowling alleys, license fee for summer hotels, etc 33 

Bradford pond (Bradford), fishing through ice in, ]n-ohibited 27 

Bradley pond (Andover), fishing through ice in, prohibited 2S 

Brant considered game birds 571 

Bread, additional weights of, authorized 525 

Bridge across Sawyer's river, appropriation for 103 

Dalton authorized to construct 701 

Granite State Land Co. authorized to construct 751 

Stratham and Newmarket, proprietors of, authorized to sell 781 

to Endieott Rock, appropriation for 63S 

Bridges, construction and repair of, to be under direction of select- 
men 59 

repair of 264 



GENERAL INDEX. 873 

Bristol Street Railway, charter amended 771 

Britton, A. H., appropriation to 653 

Brock, Henry E., appropriation to 367, 653 

Brown, L. B., appropriation to Ill 

Brush, burning- of, regulated 594 

Buck, Walter F., appropriation to 109, 367 

Building and loan associations acting- ujider special charters, repeal 

of law affecting- 50 

choice of officers 313 

record of investments 313 

semi-annual examination 313 

verification of due books 312 

Buildings obstructing highways, cornice or projection when not.. 297 

penalty for 297 

removal of 297 

Burbeck, James, appropriation to 653 

Burglars' tools, penalty for making, mending, or jiossessing- 248 

Burial places, public, to be fenced 50 

trespass on 50 

Burpee, Edwin P., appropriation to widow of 96 

Butter, adulterated, state board of agriculture to enforce laws 

against 297 

Butterine, search-warrants for, may be issued 583 

Buzzell, Charles E., appropriation to 366, 367, 627 

Camp ground, state, appropriation for 41 

Campton. Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in 668 

Candidates for office, arrangement of names on ballot 71 

death of 70 

maj^ obtain inspection of ballot 80 

nomination of 69 

resignation of 70 

Candy, adulteration of, penalty for 262 

prohibited 262 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

Canterbury, land annexed to, for school purposes 446, 776 

Capercailzie protected 5 

Capital of railroad, reduction of amount required 60 

of street railw?iys, reduction of amount required 48 

Cards of instruction for voting to be furnished 72 

to be posted 73 

Caribou protected 8, 12, 31, 266, 267, 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

Carnal abuse, age of consent to, raised 31 

Carp not to be put in trout waters 574 

Carriages, taxation of 332 

width of Avheel rims regulated 331 

Carroll county, apportionment of taxes 287 

boundary changed 197 

lands in, acceptance of donation of 527 

care of, vested in custodians 527 

custodians of, may receive funds 523 



874 GENERAL INDEX. 

Carroll cotinty, names changed in 93, 341, 655. 

solicitor of, salary of 504 

term, special, of superior court in 59& 

terms of superior court in 56» 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Cars of street railways to have platforms enclosed 305 

Carter, Solon A., relieved 33 

Carter's Notch, trout in certain brooks in, protected 262 

Carts, width of wheel rims regulated 331 

Cathedral ledge, acceptance of donation of 527 

Caucuses, ballots, preparation of 605 

calling of 604 

challenges and penalties 605 

check-lists, preparation of 604 

to be filed 605 

to be used 604 

definition of, and provisions concerning 69, 70 

inspectors of election to be nominated by 73 

local executive committee, power of 605 

nomination and elections to be by ballot 604 

notices of * 604 

party may make regulations for holding 70 

persons entitled to vote 605 

returns, presiding officer to make 605 

time of remaining open 604 

Cemeteries, public, to be fenced 50 

trespass on 50 

town or city may be trustee of 10 

Cemetery funds held by town or city, disposition of 276 

Center Harbor village fire precinct established and acts legalized 124 

Center pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Central Congregational Society in Derry 181 

Chairs in Representatives' hall, appropriation for 640 

Challenge of vote 74 

Challis, Frank H., appropriation to 653 

Chaplain of state prison, salary of SO, 320, 561 

Charitable institutions, state and county, inspection of 8S 

Charities. See State board of charities. 

Chastity, offenses against 270 

Check-lists for ballot clerks 74, 76 

for caucuses, preparation of 604 

return of 605 

preservation of 546 

sessions in Portsmouth 159 

to be used in caucuses 604 

Cheese, imitation, board of agriculture to enforce laws against. . . . 297 

Checks falling due on Sunday or holidaj^ when payable 12 

no grace on 12 

Cheshire county, apportionment of taxes in 2SS 

names changed in 94, 342, 656 

terms of superior court in 565 

Chester, time for construction of water-works extended 194 



GENERAL INDEX. 875 

Chester Saviings Bank of Keene, charter 1S9 

Children, admission of, to New Hampshire School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 598 

commitment of, to New Hampshire School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 598 

employment of 306, 324, 551 

feeble-minded, care of, provision for 597 

state aid to 335 

infected or exposed, not to attend school 509 

minor, adoption of, in certain cases 88 

support of, at county almshouses 87 

to be provided with homes 87 

to be sent to school at certain times 552 

vaccination of 511 

Christmas day declared a holiday 252 

falling on Sunday, next day observed 252 

Chronicle & Gazette Co., appropriation to 653 

Cilley, Harry B., appropriation to 367, 653 

Cities: 

boards of health may take samples of milk 608 

to have charge of inspection of milk 607 

to keep record of convictions under milk law. . 609 

certificates of weight in sales to 526 

clerks, appointment of deputy 330 

fees of 24S 

councils, powers in relation to schoolhouses and lots 58 

employment offices may be licensed by 550 

hawkers and peddlers in, license fees of 6f; 

inspectors of milk in 607 

jurors, how drawn in 330 

licensing of plumbers made discretionary in 594 

limitation of power to make bicycle ordinances 90 

may appropriate for free hospital bed 252 

may be trustees of cemeteries 10 

mayor or solicitor or marshal may petition against common 

nuisance 322 

money may be raised by, for G. A. E. halls 545 

public scales may be erected by 526 

public weighers may be appointed in 525 

school boards to superintend evening schools 613 

schoolhouses and lots in 58 

selectmen of wards may accept and protect trees 36 

to reimburse county for filling vacancies in juries 336 

tree wardens may be appointed in 592 

money may be appropriated for 593 

Citizens' Electric Light Co., Belmont village district may acquire 

property of 669 

Citizens' Institution for Savings, charter 422 

charter amended 780 

City Savings Bank of Berlin, charter 704 

Claims against administrators, exhibition of 246 

extension of commissioner's hear- 
ings on 247 



876 GENERAL INDEX. 

Cliams against administrators, limitation of suits on 246 

Claremont autliorized to establish water-works 404 

Claremont Electric Light Co. united with Claremont Street Raihvaj' 787 

Claremont Street Eailway Co., charter 378 

, charter extended 663 

Claremont Water-Works Co. authorized to issue bonds 156 

Clark, John H., appropriation to 110 

Clerk of new supreme court, appointment and duties of 564 

Clerks, city or town, appointment of deputy 330 

fees of 248 

to report monthly to state registrar 255 

to send death record to clerk of burial town 255 

of court to receive ballots 23 

of school districts, majority to elect 61 

of superior court, appointment and duties of 564 

fees of 564 

to receive certain records 564 

Clifford, Silas G., appropriation to 110, 343 

Thomas F., approi^riation to 653 

Coaches, width of wheel rims regulated 331 

Coal to be weighed by public weigher 526 

Cocheco Manufacturing Co. authorized to construct railroad 706 

Coffin, John Edward, appropriation to Ill, 367, 653 

Colby, Anthon W., appropriation to Ill 

Cold pond (Aeworth and Unity), fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Colebrook may contract with Colebrook Water Co 149 

vote legalized 141 

Colebrook Water Co., charter 148 

Commissioners, ballot law 70 

bank, reports of 67 

county, accounts and bills of, auditing of 84 

duties of, in relation to minors 87 

may appoint agents 533 

to care for county paupers 533 

fish and game. See Fish and game commissioners. 

pharmacy, to enforce regulations 540 

railroad, may change routes of proposed street 

railways 539 

may consider value of franchises 543 

Commitment to jail or house of correction 249 

Committee rooms in state house, appropriation for 363 

Communicable diseases, restriction of 508 

Compartments for marking ballots 74 

use of 75 

Complainant not entitled to share of fine or penalty 268 

Concord, board of assessors established in 776 

court house in 743 

police commissioners, powers of, defined 793 

salaries to aldermen and councilmen of 785 

school district No. 20, land annexed to 153 

street lighting precinct, council may change 134 

Union school district exempted from chapter 65 58 



GENERAL INDEX. 877 

Concord & Montreal Railroad may build branch to Milford 413 

maj^ buy Manchester & North Weare 

Railroad 414 

may increase capital stock and bonds 414 

Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway, charter 747 

Concord Monitor, appropriation to 367, 653 

Concord Railroad authorized to extend side-track in Manchester.. 713 

Concord Safe Deposit & Trust Co., charter revived 461 

Confectionery, adulteration of, prohibited 263 

solicitors to prosecute for 263 

Congregational Society in Stratham, charter amended 430 

Congress, election of representatives to 68 

Connecticut lake, appropriation for screening 362 

Connecticut river, dam in, authorized 180 

Consent, age of, raised 30 

Consolidated Light & Power Co., United Gas & Electric Co. author- 
ized to buy 129 

Constitution, amendments to, how voted on 71 

Constitutional convention, appropriation for 647 

delegates to, blanks for certificates of 

election of 580 

choice of 580 

compensation and mile- 
age of 581 

credentials of 580 

eligibility of 580 

meeting of 580 

powers and duties of 580 

provision for 580 

supplies for 531 

vote on calling 345 

Consumptives, sanitarium foi', committee to consider 628 

Contagious diseases, boards of health to quarantine certain 508 

cases of, to be reported 505, 508, 509 

children infected with, or exposed to, not to 

attend school 509 

laboratory for investigation of 514 

physicians authorized to quarantine 508 

Continuances in Grafton county provided for 516 

Convention, definition of, and provisions respecting 69, 70 

party may make regulations for holding 70 

Conveyance of land between husband and wife 254 

by married women 254 

Convicts, additional sentences of, to take effect when 547 

indefinite sentences to be imposed on 547 

may be released when 547 

pauper, counties liable for support of 541 

Conway, land in, donation accepted 527 

Conway Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter 138 

Cook's pond (Brookfield), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Cooper, James M., appropriation to 653 

Coos county, apportionment of taxes in 290 

25 



878 GENERAL INDEX. 

Coi3s county, commissioners may restore damaged records of 587 

names changed in 95, 343, 657 

records of, damag-ed by fire to be attested 587 

salary of judge of probate in 597 

terms of superior court in 565 

trout in, excepted from certain i^rotection 574 

Coos & Essex Water Co., charter 430 

Corbin park, game in 31 

Cornices not obstructing highway 297 

Coots considered game birds 571 

Corporation meetings, stockholders may act as jiroxies at 555 

Corj)orations: 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Railway Co., charter 458 

charter extended .... 786 

Alton Electric Light & Power Co., charter 454 

American Accident Association, charter 153 

American Manufacturing Co., charter amended 146, 433 

American Typographic Co., charter amended 146, 433 

name changed 667 

Amesbury & Hampton street railway, lease of, ratified 693 

Amory Manufacturing Co., error in former act corrected 698 

Amory Mills, charter amended 418 

Amoskeag Bank, charter extended 399 

Amoskeag Fire Insurance Co. revived . 755 

Ashland & Asquam Electric Eailway Co., charter 734 

Austin, Flint & Day Co., name changed , . . . 128 

Baptist Church of New London, name changed 712 

Baptist Convention of the State of New Hampshire, charter 

amended 140, 672 

Bartlett Water Co 132 

Benevolent Society of St. Jean Baptiste of Keene, charter 687 

Bennington Water-Works Co., charter revived and amended... 442 

Berlin Water Supply Co., charter 810 

Berwick Power Co. authorized to sell property 674 

Bethlehem Electric Light Co., charter 20G 

Black Eock & Salisbury Beach Railroad, time limited 770 

Blue Mountain Forest Association excepted from certaia 

regulations 577 

Boston & Maine Railroad authorized to extend side-track in 

Manchester 712 

guardians and trustees may invest 

funds in stock of 493 

to make Manchester a billing sta- 
tion 414 

Bristol Street Railway, charter amended 771 

Central Congregational Society in Berry 181 

Citizens' Electric Light Co., Belmont village district may ac- 
quire property of 669 

Citizens' Institution for Savings, charter 422 

charter amended 780 

City Savings Bank of Berlin, charter 704 

Claremont Electric Light Co. united with Claremont Street 

Railwaj' 787 



GENERAL INDEX. 879 

Corporations: 

Claremont Eaihvay & Lighting- Co., charter 787 

Claremont Street Kaihvay united with Claremont Electric 

Light Co 787 

Claremont Street Kaihvay Co., charter 373 

charter extended 662 

Claremont Water-Works Co. -authorized to issue bonds 156 

Cocheco Manufacturing Co. authorized to construct railroad.. 706 

Colebrook Water Co., charter 148 

Concord & Montreal Eailroad may build branch, etc 413, 414 

Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Eaihvay, charter 747 

Concord Eailroad authorized to extend side-track in ;Man- 

chester 712 

Concord Safe Deposit & Trust Co., charter revived 461 

Congregational Societj- in Stratham, charter amended 430 

Consolidated Light & Power Co 1 29 

Conway Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter 138 

Coos & Essex Water Co., charter 430 

Crystal Springs Water Co., charter amended 730 

Dalton Power Co., charter 179 

charter amended 457 

Dead Diamond Improvement Co., charter 694 

Derry & Pelham Electric Eailway Co., charter 373 

charter amended and 

extended 660 

Dover, Somersworth & Eochester Street Eailwaj^ Co 712 

Dover Gas Light Co., lease authorized 447 

sale authorized 674, 676 

Dover Home for Aged Women, name changed 425 

Dover Home for Aged People, name changed 658 

Durham Water-Works Co., charter S03 

E. H. Eollins & Sons, charter amended 703 

East Conway Water Co., charter 808 

East Grafton Union Meeting House Society reorganized, etc. 161 
Eastern Fire Insurance Co. of New Hampshire, charter con- 
firmed , 703 

Eliott Bridge Co., charter amended ; 731 

Epping Water Co., charter 450 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co., charter 390 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co., lease to, 

ratified 693 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailwaj^ Employees' Ee- 

lief Association, charter 725 

Exeter Street Eailway Co., sale authorized 390, 391 

Exeter Veteran Firemen's Association, charter 686 

Father Elliott Catholic Total Abstinence & Mutual Benefit 

Society of Manchester, N. H., charter 760 

First Baptist Church of New London 742 

First Congregational Society in Derry, name changed 181 

First Congregational Society in Eaymond, charter amended... 671 

First Congregational Societj' of Wilton, name changed 161 

First LTnitarian Congregational Society of Wilton Center 161 

Gafney Home for the Aged, charter 794 



830 GENERAL INDEX. 

Corporations: 

General Miller Park Eailroad Association, charter revived 746 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Eailway Co., charter 381 

charter extended 660 

Glen Junction Transfer Co., charter 147 

Grafton Improvement Manufactiiring & Power Co., charter 740 

Granite Sa\'ing's Bank of Milford, charter 187 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation to 633 

Granite State Land Co. authorized to build bridge 751 

Great Council of New Hampshire, Improved Order of Eed Men, 

charter 444 

Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co. authorized to sell. . .390, 391 

Hartford Water Co. made New Hampshire corporation 130 

Haverhill, Plaistow & Newton Street Eailway Co., charter 715 

Highland Cemeterj'^ 688 

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 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., charter 

amended and extended 662 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eeilway Co., powers ex- 
tended 745 

Intimate Friends of ^Manchester, N, H., charter 764 

J. Q. A. Warren Camp No. 18, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of 

Nashua, N. H., charter 759 

John G. Foster Post No. 7, G. A. E., charter 759 

Keene, Marlow & Newport Electric Eailway Co., charter 765 

Keene Electric Eailway Co., charter amended 412, 745 

Keene Gas & Electric Co 667 

Keene Gas Light Co., capital stock of, increased 666 

name changed 667 

Knights of Pythias Home of New Hampshire, charter 448 

Laconia & Lake Village Water-Works, name changed, etc 150 

Laconia Electric Lighting Co., additional powers 163 

bonds of, legalized 675 

charter amended 674 

Laconia Water Co., increase of stock authorized 150 

Lake Village Freewill Baptist Society, name changed 376 

Lancaster Academy authorized to unite with school district 126 

Littleton Water & Light Co., acts relating to, defined 664 

Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church revived and legalized.. 663 

Manchester & Haverhill Street Eailway Co., charter 737 

Lowell & Suburban Street Eailway Co. may lease Nashua 

street railway 167 

Manchester Bank, charter amended 173 

charter extended 676 

Manchester Building & Loan Association authorized to in- 
crease capital stock 683 

Manchester Children's Home, charter 157 

exempted from taxation 457 

Manchester Police Eelief Association, charter S13 

Manchester Safety Deposit & Trust Co., charter amended 728 



GENERAL INDEX. 881 

Corporations: 

Manchester Sash & Blind Co 128 

Manchester Traction, Lig-ht & Power Co 667 

Mascoma Electric Light & Gas Co., charter amended 151 

Mascoma Light, Heat & Power Co., charter amended 151 

Mascoma Savings Bank, charter 371 

Masonic Building Association of Manchester, charter revived.. 40S 

Masonic Home 677 

Masonic Orphans' Home, charter amended 145 

name changed 677 

Masonic Temple Association of Laconia may issue bonds 401 

Merchants' Saving Bank, charter 695 

Meredith & Ossipee Electric Railway Co., charter 3S4 

charter extended . . 661 

Merrimack Eiver Heat, Light & Power Co., charter 165 

Mllford & Manchester Railroad, charter 414 

Milton Water- Works Co., charter 781 

Mont Vernon & Milford Electric Railway Co., charter 387 

charter extended 690 

Moosilauke Railroad, charter amended 424 

charter extended 659 

Nashua Hospital Association, exemption from taxation 400 

Nashua Street Railway may lease to Lowell & Suburban 167 

Nathaniel Weare Association, charter 435 

New England Live Stock Insurance Co. may be licensed 207 

New Hampshire Bible Society, charter amended 146 

New Hampshire Conference Seminary, charter amended 396 

New Hampshire Health & Accident Insurance Co., charter 698 

New Hampshire Horticultural Society, appropriation to 556 

to render reports 557 

New Hampshire Orphans' Home exempted from taxation 541 

New Hampshire State Firemen's Association, charter 424 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, guardians and 

trustees may invest funds in stock of 498 

New York Central & Hudson River Railroad, guardians and 

trustees may invest funds in stock of 498 

Newfields Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., charter 203 

charter revived . 802 

Newmarket Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., charter revived 152 
Newmarket Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., charter 

amended 160, 800 

Newport & George's Mills Electric Railway Co., charter 731 

North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge Railroad, charter amended 400 

charter extended . . . 661 

North Shore Water Co., charter 806 

North Woodstock Water Co., charter 169 

Northern Fidelity & Trust Co., charter 778 

Odd Fellows' Building Association, charter amended 784 

Orphans' Home at Concord, charter amended 171 

Park Street Free Baptist Society 376 

Peerless Casualty Co., charter 729 

Peterborough Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., town may 

acquire property of 452 

Pittsfield Loan & Trust Co., charter 697 



882 GENERAL INDEX. 

Corporations: 

Portsmouth & Exeter Street Railway Co., charter 718 

Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Co 158 

authorized to sell 678 

Portsmouth Gas Light Co., name changed 158 

Eochester Street Railroad Co. united with Union Electric 

Railway 712 

Rockingham County Light & Power Co. authorized to purchase 

Portsmouth Gas. Electric Light & Power Co 678 

Rockingham Electric Co. authorized to sell 391 

Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, charter 723 

St. John Baptist Society of Pittsfield, charter 795 

Salem Water- Works Co., charter 755 

Sawyer Woolen Co., charter 394 

Sawyer Woolen Mills authorized to sell 394 

Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street Railway Co., charter 767 

Second Congregational Church of Ossipee, charter 426 

Second Orthodox Congreg'ational Society of Nashua, charter.. 168 

Silver Lake Reservoir Co., charter 173 

Societe de St. Jean Baptiste de Manchester, N. H., charter 689 

Societe de Temperance de St. Joseph of Somersworth, N. H., 

charter 688 

Societe St. Jean Baptiste de Laconia, N. H., charter 757 

Society for the Care of the South Cemetery in Portsmouth.. 185 

South Wolfeborough Blanket & Flannel Co., name changed 389 

Stark Mills, charter amended 203 

State Trust Co., charter 800 

Stratham and Newmarket bridge, iDroprietors of, authorized 

to sell 781 

Suncook Water-Works Co., charter amended 418, 802 

Swedish Sick Benefit & Burial Society of Manchester, N. H., 

charter 758 

Troj^ Granite Railway, charter 406 

Troy Water & Improvement Co., charter 415 

Trustees of Hampstead High School, charter amended 403 

Trustees of McCollom Institute, charter 176 

Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hamp- 
shire, charter amended 134 

Union Canadienne, charter 673 

Union Electric Railway united with Rochester Street Rail- 
road Co 712 

Union St. Jean Baptiste Society in Nashua, N. H., charter 

amended 701 

United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to buy various prop- 
erties 129, 674 

Dover Gas Light Co. authorized to 

sell to 676 

Upper Gilmanton Village Union Cemetery Association, name 

changed 688 

Walpole Electric Light & Power Co., charter 442 

Wentworth Home for the Aged 425, 658 

West Derry Sewerage Association, charter 141 

Weston & Hill Co., name changed 117 

Whitefileld Electric Light Co., charter 20O 



GENERAL INDEX. 883 

Corporations: 

Winnipesaukee Gas & Electric Light Co. authorized to sell.... 165 

Wolf eborough Woolen Mills 389 

Woman's Hospital Aid Association of Concord exempted from 

taxation 140 

CoriDorations, foreign, may hold property for certain purposes.... 503 

may mortgage certain property 554 

standing financial committee of Friends are 250 

Correctional institutions, state and county, inspection of 88 

Costs, comxaensation of special justice taxable as 283 

Cottage Hospital of Claremont, appropriation to 346 

of Exeter, appropriation to 346 

of Laconia, appropriation to 346 

Couch, B. W., homestead of, annexed to school district No. 20, 

Concord 153 

Councilors, election of 68 

Counsel, towns authorized to employ, in legislative matters 552 

Counties liable for support of pauper convicts 541 

County accounts, auditing of 84 

almshouses, support of children at 87 

auditors, appointment and duties of 84 

commissioners, auditing of accounts and bills 84 

duties in relation to minors 87 

may appoint agents 533 

to care for county paupers 533 

to report pauper statistics 520 

County farm, auditing of superintendent's accounts 84 

buildings as houses of correction 249 

superintendent's powers 249 

houses of correction defined 249 

superintendent of 249 

commitment to 249 

institutions, charitable or correctional, inspection of 88 

jail, as house of correction 249 

officers, election of 68 

paupers, commissioners to care for 533 

reports, auditors to 'make 84 

solicitor may inform, against common nuisance 322 

taxes, collection of 553 

to be repaid by town for filling vacancy in jury 330 

Coupons in connection with ' sales 298 

Court. See General court. Police court, Probate court, Superior 
court, Supreme court. 

Court house in Concord 743 

in Manchester 670 

in Nashua 670 

venue when one party is inhabitant of southern judicial dis- 
trict of Grafton countj' 62 

Courts, distribution of state ' publications to 566 

Cows, taxation of 34 

Creameries, fees for testing instruments of 606 

instruments to be tested 606 

Criminals may be committed to state asylum for examination 512 

Crockery not to be placed in highway, etc 51 



884 GENERAL INDEX. 

Crooker, Andrew J., appropriation to 109 

Crossings, railroad, warnings at 285 

Croup, membranous, cases of, to be reported 508 

Crows excepted from protection 573 

Cruelty to animals 21 

Crystal lake (Enfield), appropriation for screening 637 

Crystal Si)rings Water Co., charter amended 730 

Curlews considered game birds 571 

Currier, Hiram E., appropriation to 653 

Curtesy may be released by minor 254 

Custodians of certain public lands may receive funds 528 

Daieies, fees for testing instruments of 606 

instruments to be tested 606 

Dalton authorized to construct bridg-e 701 

election legalized 119 

Dalton Power Co., charter 179 

charter amended 457 

Damages, certain, exempt from attachment 545 

from electric poles, wires, etc., assessment of 78 

from taking of land by state 27 

Dame, Harriet P., appropriation for joortrait of 630 

Daniels & Downs, appropriation to 367 

Danville, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Dartmouth College, appropriation to 102, 355, 627 

Davidson, John S., exemption of property of, legalized 118 

Dead Diamond Improvement Co., charter 694 

Deaf and dumb, state aid to 335 

Death of candidate for office 70 

Deaths, copy of record for clerk of burial town 255 

fees for record and return of 248 

reports to state registrar 355 

Decatur, Arthur G., appropriation to 366, 627 

Decoration of soldiers' and sailors' graves, towns may appropriate 

for 270 

Decoration day declared holiday 251 

falling on Sunday, next day observed 253 

Deer protected 8, 12, 31, 260, 263, 266, 267, 569, 570 

sale of 571 

taking of, in certain ways prohibited 569 

tran.sportation of 267, 571 

Demeritt, John, appropriation to 109, 653 

Dentistry, fees for certificates of qualification 327 

Deputy town or city clerk, appointment of 330 

Derry, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Derry & Pelham Electric Railway Co., charter 373 

chai-ter amended and ex- 
tended 660 

Detectives, fish and game commissioners may appoint 568 

Diphtheria, cases of, to be reported 508 

Directors of trust company, non-attendance of 253 

Dimond ponds (Stewartstown), square-tail trout in, protected 259 



GENERAL INDEX. 885 

Diseases, contagious, boards of health to quarantine certain 508 

cases of, to be reported 505, 508, 509 

children infected with, or exposed to, not to 

attend school 509 

laboratory for investig-ation of 51i 

physicians authorized to quarantine 508 

restriction of 508 

District, fire. Sec Fire district. 

sanitary, in Newbury 13 

school. See School district. 

village, annual meeting of 282 

Districts, judicial, in Grafton county, abolished 515 

senatorial, Nos. 18 and 20, limits of 333 

Divorces, returns of, fees for 513 

to be made to registrar of vital statistics 513 

Doctor, title of, not to be nsed without authority 52 

Doctors of medicine, licensing and registration of 52 

Dodge, Willis T., appropriation to Ill, 367 

Dogs, hunting with 266 

may be killed when 570 

pursuing or injuring animals, xsenaltj^ to owner 263 

use of, in taking deer prohibited 569 

wild animals, certain, not protected from 504 

Donovan, D. B., appropriation to Ill 

Dorchester, deer in, excepted from protection 260 

Dover to elect superintendent of streets 658 

Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Eailway Co 712 

Dover Gas Light Co. authorized to sell to United Gas & Electric Co. 676 

lease authorized 447 

United Gas & Electric Co. authorized to -piiT- 

chase 674 

Dover Ploine for Aged People, name changed 425, 658 

Dower may be released by minor 254 

Drafts falling due on Sundaj^ or holiday, when payable 12 

no grace on, except on sight drafts 12 

Drainage, regulations respecting " 293 

Dublin pond (Dublin), square-tail trout in, protected 531 

Ducks, amendment of laws respecting 267 

protected 572 

river and sea, considered game birds 571 

sheldrakes, excepted from protection 8 

Dunbarton, election and votes legalized 199 

Durham school district, homestead of Charles F. Pendergast an- 
nexed to 680 

Durham Water-Works Co., charter 803 

E. H. Rollins & Sons, charter amended 703 

Eagles protected 279, 572 

East Conway Water Co., charter 808 

East Grafton Union Meeting House Society reorganized and acts 

legalized 161 

Eastern Fire Insurance Co. of New Hampshire, chai'ter confirmed 703 

Eastman, Edson C, appropriation to 110, 367, 653 



886 GENERAL INDEX. 

Eastman pond (Andover), fishing- through ice in, prohibited 2S 

Edwards, Clark S., appropriation to 110 

Eel pots, use of, prohibited 575 

Eels protected 575 

Eggs, birds', certificates for collecting 571, 572 

of wild birds protected 571 

Election day declared holiday 351 

of school district otficers 61 

officers '''3 

duties of 73, 74, 75, 76 

Elections: 

amendment to constitution, how voted on 71 

assistance to disabled voters 76 

attorney-general to be ballot law commissioner 70 

Australian ballot law 68 

ballot boxes 74 

clerks 73 

law commissioners 70 

balloting after tie vote 76 

ballots, assistance in marking 76 

cards of instruction for marking of 72 

counting of 75, 76 

delivery to ballot clerks 73 

designation of office 71 

of party of candidate 71, 73 

device designating party 73 

disposition of those not counted 76 

distribution to towns and wards 72 

fac simile 73 

folding of, before delivery 71 

by voter 75 

inspection of, b}' candidates 79 

marking of 75 

number to be furnished 73 

preparation of 71 

preservation of 75, 76, 79 

punishment for offenses relating to 77 

spoiled, new to be furnished for 75 

to be cancelled and preserved 75 

to be in charge of ballot clerks 74 

blind or disabled voters, assistance to 76 

booths for voting 74 

use of 75 

candidates for office, arrangement of names on ballot 71 

nomination of 69 

resignation or death of 70 

cards of instruction for voting to be furnished 73 

to be posted 73 

caucuses, ballots, preparation of 604 

calling of 604 

challenges and penalties 605 

check-lists, preparation of 604 



GENERAL INDEX. 887 

Elections : 

caucuses, check-lists to be filed 605 

to be used 604 

definition of, and provisions concerning 69, 70 

inspectors to be nominated by 73 

local executive committee, power of 605 

nominations and elections to be by ballot 60-4 

notices of 604 

party may make regulations for holding 70 

persons entitled to vote 605 

returns, jDresiding- officer to make 605 

time of remaining ojien 604 

certificates of nomination 69, 70 

lienalty relating to 77 

check-lists for ballot clerks 74, 76 

challenge of vote 74 

city may adopt chapter 78 70 

commissioners, ballot law 70 

compartments for marking- ballots 74 

use of 75 

constitutional amendment, how voted on 71 

convention, definition of, and provisions concerning 69, 70 

party may make regulations for holding 70 

death of candidate for office 70 

disabled voter, assistance to 76 

election officers 73 

duties of 73, 76 

facsimile ballots 72 

illiterate voters, assistance to 76 

in caucuses, to be by ballot 604 

inspectors of election, appointment of 73 

duties of 73, 74, 75, 76 

filling of vacancy 73 

instruction, cards of, to be furnished 72 

to be posted 73 

majority, when not required 76 

marking shelves or compartments 74 

use of 75 

mayor, nomination of 70 

nomination, certificates of 69, 70 

X^enalty concerning 77 

of candidates 60, 79 

papers, nomination 69, 70 

penalty concerning 77 

party, nominations by 69, 70 

of candidates, designation of 71 

petition, nomination by 69 

plurality, to elect certain officers 76 

polling places or booths 74 

use of 75 

resignation of candidate 70 

returns of votes 23 

shelves for marking ballots 74 

use of 75 



ggg GENERAL INDEX. 

Elections: 

■tie vote, provision in case of '76 

town may adopt chapter 78 '70 

voters, disabled, assistance to '76 

when to pass guard-rail "74 

voting-, manner of 74, 75 

Electors, presidential, election of 68 

Electric poles, wires, etc., appeal from selectmen 17 

assessment of damages 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

railways. See Street railways. 

Electrical apparatus, damage of, penalty for 534 

Electricity, diversion of, penalty for 534 

Eliott Bridge Co., charter amended 731 

Elk protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

Elliot hospital of Keene, appropriation to 346 

of Manchester, appropriation to 346 

Ellis river, trout in tributaries of, protected 262 

Ellsworth, Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in . . 668 

Embalming regulated 317 

examination and license for 317 

Employment of children regulated 324, 551 

of illiterate minors regulated 551 

offices, licenses for 550 

regulation of 549 

Encroachment on highway, jaenalty for r . . 297 

removal of obstruction 297 

cornices and projections 297 

Endicott Eock, appropriation for bridge to 351, 638 

Endowment insurance policies not forfeited in certain cases 35 

surrender value of 35 

English sparrows excepted from protection 572 

Episcopal. See Protestant Episcopal. 

Epping authoi-ized to contract with Epping Water Co 451 

Epping Water Co., charter 450 

Estates, executor or administrator may have execution on judg- 
ment in favor of deceased 36 

exhibition of claims against 246 

extension of commissioner's hearings 247 

limitation of suits against 246 

notice and report of commissioner 24 

rights of husband and wife in certain cases 613 

trustees of, authorized to invest funds in cei'tain stocks.. 498 

majority of, to act 498 

Estes, James F., appropriation to 110, 366, 627 

Evans, Ira C, apiaropriation to 653 

Evening schools, establishment of 612 

to be under superintendence of school boards.. 613 

Evidence of husband or wife in the other's case 276 

to prove regulations of state board of health 296 

Examiners, medical 52 

Exchange, bills of, no grace on .... * 12 

falling due on Sunday or holiday, when pay- 
able 12 



GENERAL INDEX. 889 

Exchange, of property, trading stamps not to be given on 298 

Execution, executor or administrator may have, in certain cases.. 36 

may be levied on real estate by sale 314 

Executors. See Administrators. 

Exemption from attachment of certain damages 545 

of certain money due firemen 301 

of insurance on exempted property 263 

from certain taxation not granted to savings banks.. 578 
from taxation granted to Hillsborough Bridge village 

fire precinct 145 

from taxation granted to Manchester Children's 

Home 457 

from taxation granted to Nashua Hospital Associ- 
ation 400 

from taxation granted to Xew Hampshire College of 

Agriculture 64 

from taxation granted to New Hampshire Orphans' 

Home 541 

from taxation granted to Washington Hotel Co 700 

I from taxation granted to Woman's Hospital Aid Asso- 
ciation, Concord 140 

from taxation of F. E. Belden Mica Mining Co. 

legalized : 186 

from taxation of Franconia electric light plant 

legalized 207 

from taxation of John S. Davidson legalized 118 

from taxation of Knights of Pythias building in Strat- 
ford legalized 196 

from taxation of Monadnock House legalized 141 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co., charter 390 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eaihvay Co., lease to, rat- 
ified 693 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railwaj' Employees' Relief 

Association, charter 725 

Exeter Street Railway Co. authorized to sell 390, 391 

Exeter Veteran Firemen's Association, charter 686 

Expenses in serving process, attorney not liable for , 258 

plaintiff liable for 258 

Explosives, killing of fishes with, prohibited 573 

F. E. Belden Mica Mining Co., exemption from taxation legalized 186 

Fabrics, poisonous, sale of 521 

Facsimile ballots 72 

Fares on railroads, who may ride without jDaying 85 

Farming-ton, action of, leg-alized 686 

Fast day declared holiday 251 

Father Elliott Catholic Total Abstinence & Mutual Benefit Society 

of Manchester, N. H., charter 760 

Fawn protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

Feeble-minded children, care of, provision for 597 

state aid to 335 

persons, investigation of state support of 360 



890 GENERAL INDEX. 

Feeding-stuffs, concentrated commercial, analyses of 530 

definition of 529 

license fees for sale of.. 529 

X^ackages to be marked.. 528 

sale of, regulated 528 

samples and analyses of, 

to be filed 529 

Fees for analyses of commercial fertilizers 536 

for milk insi^ectors' certificates 606 

for milk licenses 607 

for serving process, attorney not liable for 258 

plaintiff liable for 258 

for testing' dair^^ instruments 606 

of clerks of superior court 56-1 

of public weighers 526 

of sheriffs, certain, to be audited 577 

of town, clerks 248 

Feet, articles injurious to, not to be put in highways 51 

Felloes of wheels, width of, regulated 331 

Fences to be maintained about public cemeteries 50 

Fenders on street railway cars 562 

Ferrets, use of, prohibited 570 

Ferry, Thornton heirs released from liabilitj' to maintain 447 

Fertilizers, commercial, analyses of 537 

to be filed 536 

fees for 536 

license fees for, how expended 537 

j)ackages to be marked 536 

sale of, regulated 536 

samples of, to be furnished 536 

Fever, scarlet, cases of, to be reported 508 

tj^phoid. cases of, to be reported 508 

Fifteen Mile Falls, dam at, authorized ISO 

Fifth regiment, N. H. Volunteers, appropriation for tablets on 

Gettysburg monument of 631 

Fines, fish and game, disposition of 250, 569 

complainants not entitled to share of, except 268 

Fire district, Fitzwilliam, contracts authorized 416 

Hooksett, contracts authorized 436 

Marlborough, contracts authorized 416 

Meredith village, may increase debt 155 

Plymouth village, privileges of, enlarged 6G7 

Strafford, contracts authorized 432 

Troy, contracts authorized 416 

Warner, contracts authorized 175 

Whitefield village, jjowers extended 43S 

Woodsville, jDowers, etc 427 

insurance company may insure only through resident agent 326 

may reinsure when 326 

must allow commissioner to inspect books 326 

must furnish information to commissioner 327 
punishable for refusal to insure at rates 

fixed 325 



GENERAL INDEX. 891 

Fire insurance company, rates may be fixed by commissioner 323 

precinct, Bartlett village, established, etc 132 

Center Harbor village, established, etc 124 

Hillsborough Bridge village, acts legalized, etc 143 

Lebanon, contracts authorized 130 

Wolf eborough village, powers granted 178 

Firemen, disabled, may be pensioned 45 

nione3', certain, due to, exempt from attachment 301 

Firemen's relief fund 301 

First Baptist Church of New London 742 

First Congreg'ational Society in Derry, name changed 181 

First Congregational Society in Kaymond, charter amended 671 

First Congregational Society of Wilton, name changed 161 

First Connecticut lake, appropriation for screening 362 

First regiment, IV. H. Volunteers, Spanish war: 

appropriations to hospitals for care of soldiers of 346 

certain expenses of equipment to be credited to Xational 

Guard appropriation 633 

historj" of 234 

state pay to 363, 639 

exempt from trustee process 365 

First Unitarian Congregational Society of Wilton Center 161 

Fish and game: 

aureoli protected 267, 272 

bass in certain localities excepted from certain protection 574 

not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 259, 267, 331, 574, 575 

to be taken bj- angling only 573 

beaver protected 30, 570 

bill fish protected 239 

birds, beach, excepted from certain protection 572 

protected 267 

certificates for collecting 571 

game, definition of 571 

transportation of 572 

birds, wild, protected 571 

black game protected 5 

blue fins protected 574 

to be taken by angling- only 573 

Blue Mountain Forest Association excepted from certain regu- 
lations 31, 577 

bounty on hawks repealed 7 

capercailzie jDrotected 5 

caribou protected 8, 12, 31, 263, 266, 267, 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

carp not to be put in trout waters 574 

collection of specimens for certain purposes permitted 9 

crows excepted from protection 572 

deer protected 8, 12, 31, 260, 263, 266, 267, 569, 570 

sale of 571 

taking of, in certain ways prohibited 569 

transportation of 571 

detective fund 230 



892 GENERAL INDEX. 

Fish and game: 

dog's, hunting- with 266 

pursuing or injuring animals 263 

ducks protected 267, 571 

eagles protected 279, 572 

eel pots, use of, prohibited 575 

eels, lamper, protected 575 

elk protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

English sparrows excepted from protection 573 

fawn protected 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

ferrets, use of, prohibited 570 

fines, disposition of 250, 569 

fishers protected 570 

fishes, certain, to be taken by angling only 573 

killing of, by poison or explosive prohibited 573 

new varieties of, protected 575 

or fry, misuse of 576 

taking of, in private breeding" waters prohibited 573 

taking of, with weirs or nets prohibited 573 

fishing through ice regulated 259, 281 

with floating device 267 

forfeitures 250, 576 

grayling protected 575 

grilse j)rotected 574 

grouse, ruffed, protected 267, 572 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

sharp-tail, protected 5 

snaring of, lorohibited 572 

hares protected 8, 570 

hawks, bounty on, rei^ealed 7 

excepted from protection 572 

herons, blue, protected 572 

illegally taken, commissioners may confiscate 569 

lamper eels protected 575 

lines, number of, limited in certain cases 574 

lobster traps iirotected 576 

lobsters protected 258, 576 

loons excepted from protection 572 

mackerel, fresh-water, x^rotected 259 

moose protected 8, 12, 31, 569, 570 

transportation of 570 

muskellonge protected 575 

muskx-ats protected 8 

protection withdrawn 266 

nets, use of, in fresh water prohibited 573 

otter protected 570 

oysters, planting of, regulated 576 

protected 576 

parr protected 574 

partridges protected 573 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

snaring of, prohibited 572 



GENERAL INDEX. 893 

Fish and game: 

perch protected 267, 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

pheasants protected 5, 610 

pickerel not to be put in trout waters 57-± 

protected 267, 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

pigeons, homing or Antwerp, jjrotected 532 

pike not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 267, 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

plover protected 572 

prima -facie evidence 56S, 570, 573, 576 

quail protected 267, 572 

snaring of, prohibited 572 

rabbits protected 8, 570 

raccoons protected 570 

rails protected 572 

sables protected 570 

salmon, land-locked, protected in Pleasant pond (New London) 29 

not protected in certain cases 9 

protected 267, 268, 272, 574 

taking of, for compensation prohibited 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

young, protected 574 

sandpipers protected 572 

screens in public waters 9 

seines, use of, in fresh water, prohibited 573 

shad protected 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

shad-waiters protected 259 

to be taken by ang-ling only 573 

sheldrakes excepted from protection 8, 572 

shiners excepted from certain protection 573 

smelts protected 575 

smolt j)rotected 574 

snares, use of, in certain cases, prohibited 572 

snipe, Wilson, protected 572 

specimens, collection of, permitted when 9 

squirrels, gray, protected S, 570 

traps, use of, regulated 43, 570, 572 

trout, catch of, limited 575 

certain fishes not to be put in waters with 574 

in certain localities excepted from certain protection.. 574 

protected 29, 259, 260, 262, 267, 268, 272, 531, 574, 575 

taking of, for compensation prohibited 35, 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

wardens, laws concerning, repealed 266 

waters, private, rights of owners of 576 

breeding, corrupting of, prohibited 573 

public, definition of 576 

weirs, use of, in fresh water prohibited 573 

26 



894 GENERAL INDEX. 

Fish and game: 

weirs, use of, prohibited ^"^^ 

whitefishes protected 259, 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

■woodcocks protected 2'^'^> 572 

jjurchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

yellowlegs protected 571 

Fish and game commissioners, appointment of 568 

duties of 568, 569 

may screen public waters 9 

may prohibit fishing through ice 46 

powers of 250, 569 

report of 569 

salary of 569 

culture, state may take land, etc., for 26 

hatcheries, certain, abolished 506 

certain, to be improved 506 

Fishers protected 570 

Fishes, certain, to be taken by angling only 573 

fish and game commissioners may take 568 

killing of, by poison or explosive ijrohibited 573 

new varieties of, protected 575 

obstructions to, commissioners may remove 568 

or fry, misuse of 576 

taking of, in private breeding waters prohibited 573 

with weirs or nets prohibited 573 

Fishing implements, forfeiture of 576 

Fitzwilliam fire lu-ecincts, contracts authorized 416 

Flag cases, appropriation for marking 634 

Flags, desecration of 302 

of New Hampshire regiments, j)rotection of 361 

Floating device in fishing 267 

Ford, Stephen S., appropriation to 367, 653 

Foreclosure of mortgage by sale under power, decree for 257 

without decree .... 257 

Foreign corporations may hold property for certain i)urposes 503 

Foresters of America, names of courts changed IIS, 154 

Forestry commission, secretary of, to furnish markers for public 

trees 593 

Forfeitures, complainants not entitled to share of 268 

of adulterated candy 262 

of fishing' implements 250, 576 

of life insurance policies, repeal of act concerning. . . . 333 

Fowler, George W., appropriation to Ill, 367, 653 

Franchise of railroad may be mortgaged to secure bonds 62 

of street railway may be mortgaged to secure bonds.. 63 

Franconia, proceedings of, legalized 207 

Fraternal beneficiary associations may be admitted when 582 

may continue when 582 

powers of, limited 581 

French, John H., appropriation to 109 

Friends, standing financial committee made corporation 250 



GENERAL INDEX. 895 

Tunds, guardians and ti'ustees may invest, in certain stocks 498 

trust, held by towns, investment of 578 

<Jafney Home for the Aged, charter 794 

<jale River road, appropriation for 635 

Xjallinse considered game birds 571 

■Gallinules considered game birds 571 

•Game. See Fish and game. 

•Oame birds, definition of 571 

transportation of 572 

Gardner, Fred A., aijpropriation to 653 

Geese considered game birds 571 

General court, representatives to, apportionment of 339, 600 

election of 68 

General Miller Park Association, charter revived 746 

Geology, distribution of, authorized 107, 34S 

Gettj'sburg, erection of markers on battlefield of 353 

Gile pond (Sutton), fishing through ice in, iirohibited 27 

Gilford brook (Gilford), deposit of waste in, prohibited 553 

Gillingham pond (Newbury), fishing through ice in, prohibited.. 27 

Gilman pond (Unity), fishing through ice in, ijrohibited 27 

bathing in, prohibited 77 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Ilaihvay Co., charter 381 

charter extended . . 660 

Glass, etc., not to be placed in highways 51 

Glazier, Van B., apijropriation to 366, 627 

Glen Junction Transfer Co., charter 147 

Godfrey, Orlando I., appropriation to Ill 

Goodhue & Milton, appropriation to 110 

Goose pond (Canaan and Hanover), fishing in, regulated 2S1 

Gordon, Ealph W., appropriation to 110, 343 

Governor, election of 68 

private secretary of, salarj- provided for 644 

to be trustee of New Hampshire School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 598 

to prescribe regulations for state liquor agents 303 

to notify town agents of appointment of state agents.. 309 
Governor and council: 

certain acts ratified 275 

duties concerning as^'lum for insane 83 

concerning loan 20 

concerning state jirison 80 

concerning steam heating at State Normal School 366 

may add towns to list of those entitled to state aid for support 

of schools 319 

may condemn land for fish culture 25 

may cede land in General Miller park for signal station 281 

may construct vaults in certain offices 363 

may distribute Hitchcock's Geology 107, 345 

may provide new cases for regimental colors 361 

to appoint agent to build Androscoggin river bridge 106 

agents to construct Jefferson Notch road 591 



g96 GENERAL INDEX, 

Governor and council: 

to appoint agents to expend certain lake appropriations 104, 105 

auditors of printing accounts 275 

ballot law commissioners 70, 71 

board of veterinary examiners 548 

commission to lay out Jefferson Notch road 590 

commissioners to investigate support of dependent 

insane 360 

commissioners to represent state at Paris expo- 
sition 364 

committee on probate procedure 538 

on state sanitarium 628 

medical examiners 52, 53 

public printing commission 579 

state liquor agents 308 

trustees of New Hampshire School for Feeble- 

Minded Children 598 

Vicksburg commission 652 

to approve bonds of superintendent and treasurer of Indus- 
trial School 279 

expense of moving and arranging provincial 

records 300 

use of fish and game fines and forfeitures 250 

to cause indexing of vital statistics 632 

to direct expenditure for indexing records 104, 349 

for screening certain lakes 362 

for highway appropriations 102, 103, 105 

of National Guard appropriation 41 

to have committee rooms repaired and furnished 363 

to investigate concerning Gettysburg markers 353 

to receive account from New Hampshire Horticultural Society 299 

and audit accounts of judges' expenses 304 

conveyances of property of asylum for insane 99 

Grace, none to be allowed on notes, etc 13 

Grade crossings, warnings at 285 

Grafton county, actions under former law returnable when 516 

apportionment of taxes in 289 

continuances provided for in 516 

judicial districts in, abolished 515 

jurors, grand, when summoned 516 

petit, whence summoned 516 

names changed in 94, 343, 656 

terms of court in 515 

at which grand jury is to attend 334 

of probate court in 321 

of superior court in 565 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 

venue of certain actions 62 

Grafton Improvement Manufacturing & Power Co,, charter 740 

Grain, ground, penalty for adulteration of 530 

Grand Army, cities and towns may raise money for halls for 545 

John G. Foster Post No, 7, charter 397 



GENERAL INDEX. 897 

Orand Army, state assumes printing expenses of 321 

Grand jury in Grafton county, terms for attendance of 334 

when summoned 516 

Granite lake (Nelson) , bass in, protected 259 

Granite Savings Bank of Milford, charter 187 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation for 98, 349, 633 

Granite State Land Co. authorized to build bridge 751 

Graves of soldiers and sailors, decoration of 270 

Grayling protected 575 

Great bay, smelts in, protected 575 

Great Council of New Hampshire, Improved Order of Red Men, 

charter 444 

Greenland authorized to contract with Portsmouth 440 

Greenland bay, smelts in, protected 575 

Greenough ponds (Wentworth's Location), square-tail trout in, 

protected 259, 531 

Greenville, certain appropriation legalized 184 

Grilse protected 574 

Grouse considered game birds 571 

ruffed, protected 267, 573 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

sharp-tail, protected 5 

snaring of, prohibited 572 

Guardians authorized to invest funds in certain stocks 498 

maj^ be appointed without notice when 271 

of insane j^ersons may waive wills in favor of wai'ds. . . . 500 

Guide-boards, penalty for town's failure to maintain 17 

Hair waste, sale of, regulated 536 

Hale's Location, land in, donation accepted 527 

Hampstead, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Hampstead High School, charter amended 403 

Hampton, toAvn meeting legalized 659 

Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Co. authorized to sell 390, 391 

Hanover village precinct, powers of, enlarged and confirmed 708 

Hares protected 8, 570 

Hartford Water Co. made New Hampshire corporation 130 

may extend works to West Lebanon 130 

Hart's pond (Canaan), fishing in, regulated 281 

Harvey pond (Northwood), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Haunted pond (Francestown), fishing through ice in, prohibited... 27 

Haverhill, apportionment of library funds in 666 

high school district, homestead of Moses F. Riley dis- 

annexed from 206 

jurisdiction of associate police justice of 434 

Haverhill, Plaistow & Newton Street Eailway Co., charter 715 

Hawkers and peddlers, exemption from license fee of 272 

provisions as to licensing 65, 560 

Hawks excepted from protection 572 

repeal of bounty on 7 

Hay to be weighed by public weigher 526 

Head, Orrin W., appropriation to 110 



898 GENERAL INDEX. 

Health, board of. See State board of health. 

boards of, duties concerning- ice 8SJ 

one member to be physician 30a 

to assist persons in quarantine 335 

to be appointed 37 

to disinfect premises 509' 

to enforce regulations of state board 296 

to quarantine contagious diseases 508 

officers, local, replaced by boards of health 37 

to attend meetings of state board 509< 

Hedding Camp Meeting Association authorized to tax members.. 722 

Henry, James E., appropriation to 653 

Herald Publishing Co., appropriation to 653 

Herons, blue, protected 573' 

High schools, appropriation for tuition in 589 

definition of 58» 

Highland Cemetery 688; 

Highland lake (Andover), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Highways, appropriations for, by towns, to be collected as other 

taxes 334 

Highways, appropriations for, by state: 

Androscoggin river, west side of lOOi 

Brook road C50 

Canaan road (Barrington) 644 

Cherry Mountain road 357, 635. 

County Pond road 358 

Crotchet Mountain road 105, 63a 

Gale Kiver road , 358, 635 

Hurricane Mountain road 358 

Iron Mountain road 358: 

Jefferson Notch road 591 

Knot Hole road 100, 64a 

Lake Shore highway 636 

Londonderry^ turnpike 359, 636. 

McDaniel, Scruton Pond, and Waterhouse road 644 

Mascoma A^alley and Lyme highway 101 

Miller Park Mountain road 105, 636. 

Pinkham Notch road 101 

Pinkham road 101, 636. 

Sandwich Notch road 100, 636 

Sugar Loaf road 100, 635 

Turnpike road 100, 643 

Turnpike road (Sharon) 643 

Warren road 357, 63S 

from Breezy Point to North Woodstock 100 

Carroll to Hart's Location 635 

Crawford House to Fabyan House 100 

to Willey House lOa 

Errol to Wentworth's Location 101, 635 

First to Second Connecticut lake lOQi 

Franconia to Flume House 101 

Gorham to Jackson 356, 642 



GENERAL INDEX. 899 

Highways, appropriations for, by state: 

from Great to Little Boar's Head 101 

Kendall's Mills to Canaan-Dorchester road 101 

Massachusetts line to Newcastle 648 

North Woodstock to Flume House 101 

to Warren 100 

Northwood to Eochester 359 

Salisbury to Fort Point 360 

Stewartstown Hollow to Diamond Hollow 101 

West Stewartstown to Diamond pond 35G 

Willey House to Bartlett 100 

in Albany 100, 635 

Alexandria lOO 

Barring-ton 359 

Benton 100, 635 

Campton 100, 64S 

Carroll 100 

Chatham 358 

Clarksville 358 

Conway 358 

Dalton 101, 636, 649 

Dixville 100, 635 

Dixville Notch 358, 644 

Dorchester 101, 643 

Dummer 101, 635 

Ellsworth 358, 636 

Errol 101, 635 

Francestown 105 

Franconia 101, 636 

Franconia Notch 636 

Groton 101 

Hart's Location 103, 635 

Jackson 101 

Jefferson 357 

Kingston 358 

Millsfield 101, 643 

Newcastle 643 

Newton 358 

Orange 643 

Peterborough 105 

Pittsburg 100, 643 

Randolph 101, 643 

Piumney 358, 636 

Salem 350 

Sandwich 100 

Stewartstown 101 

Temple 105 

Thornton 100, 650 

Tuf tonborough 648 

Warren 100, 636 

Wentworth's Location 101, 636 

Whitefield 636 



900 r,ENEHAL INDEX. 

Highways, appropriations lor, by state: 

in Woodstock 100, 636 

articles, injurious, not to be iilaced in 51 

construction and repair of, to be under direction of selectmen 59 

districts to be established in towns so voting- 264 

may be laid out for winter use 85 

obstructions of 297 

penalty for 297 

removal of 297 

cornices and projections, when not 297 

repair of 264 

state, from Nashua to Manchester, commission for 328 

to be laid out 328 

from Salisbury to Fort Point, approjiriation for 330 

commission for 329 

route of 329 

to be constructed 328 

town may have trial by jury on land damages 15 

trees in, protection of 592 

to be marked 593 

Hillsborough, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Hillsborough Bridge village fire precinct, acts ratified 143 

exempted from taxation 145 

extension authorized... 143 

water commissioners . . . 144 

Hillsborough county, apportionment of taxes in 288 

names changed in 93, 342, 655 

may borrow money for court house 456 

may take land for court house 456 

salary of judge of probate of 269 

of solicitor of 42 

of treasurer of 247 

terms of superior court in 565 

Hillsborough county convention authorized to appropriate money 

for new court house 670 

Hillsborough County Savings Bank, charter 397 

Histories of military organizations 254, 344 

Hitchcock's Geology, distribution of 107, 345 

Hoitt, Thomas L., appropriation to 649 

Holderness, Plymouth village fire district may acquire waters in.. 668 

vote legalized 118 

Holidays, certain days declared 251 

Holland, James H., appropriation to 653 

Holt, Andy, appropriation to 110, 377, 627 

Thomas E., appropriation to widow of 350 

Homestead, trustee process on insurance of 263 

Homicide, penalty for 261 

Homing pigeons protected 532 

Hooksett or fire precincts, contracts authorized 436 

Hooksett Aqueduct Co. of Hooksett, charter 435 

Horses, taxation of 34 

Hospital, city or town may appropriate for free bed in 252 



GENERAL INDEX. 



901 



Hosj)ital Notre Dame de Lourcles of Manchester, appropriation to 346 

Hospital of the Sacred Heart of Manchester, appropriation to 346 

Howard & Co., appropriation to 110 

Howe Library, charter 449 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., charter 409 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., charter amended 

and extended 662 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Eailway Co., powers extended 745 

Hudson pond (Washington), fishing through ice in, prohibited... 2S 

Humphrey-Dodge Co., appropriation to 653 

Hunt, Edward C, appropriation to 653 

Edwin P., appropriation to 110, 366 

Woodbury E., appropriation to 110 

Huntoon, Charles T., appropriation to 110, 366, 627 

Hurd pond (Lempster), fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Husband, right of, to wife's estate 614, 615 

Husband and wife, conveyances between 254 

release of curtesy or dower by minor 254 

testimony of either in other's case 276 

Hygiene, laboratory of, appropriation for 514 

established 514 

Ice, fishing through, prohibited in certain waters 27 

regulated 259 

pollution of, provisions against 82, 296 

Idiotic. See Feeble-minded. 

Illiterate minors, employment of, regulated 551 

voters, assistance to 76 

Implements for burglary, penalty for making, possessing, etc 248 

Imprisonment, sentences of, to be indefinite 547 

Independence day declared holiday 252 

falling on Sunday, next day observed 252 

Manchester may appropriate for 393 

Index of archives in office of secretary of state 645 

to records in office of secretary of state, appropriation for 104 

349, 630 

to vital statistics 632 

Indigent deaf, dumb, blind, and feeble-minded, state aid to 335 

Industrial School, appropriation to 107, 348, 642 

discharge from 280 

escape from, penalty for 507 

minors, certain, may be committed to, in de- 
fault of bail 611 

superintendent of 279 

treasurer of 279 

Infant may release dower or curtesy 254 

Infected premises to be cleaned 509 

Information for injunction or abatement of nuisance 323 

Ingalls, Horace L., approi^riation to 110, 367, 653 

Injuiiction against nuisance 322 

Insane, asylum for. See New Hampshire Asylum for Insane and 
New Hampshire State Hospital, 

persons, guardians of, may invest funds in certain stocks 498 



902 GENERAL INDEX. 

Insane persons, guardians of, may waive will in facor of 500 

investigation of state supjiort and control 3fi0 

Insolvency, allowance to debtor 29 

lirovision for unclaimed money in hands of assignees IQ 
Insolvent estates of persons deceased, notice and report of com- 
missioner 24 

Insiiection of ballots 80 

of charitable or correctional institutions 88 

Insepetors of boats, powers and duties 294 

taking of illegal fees by 295 

of election, appointment of 73 

of election, duties of 73, 74, 75, 76 

filling' of vacancy of 73 

of milk, appointment of 607 

fees for certificates to 606 

to procure certificates 606 

Instruction, cards of, for voting, to be furnished 72 

to be posted 73 

Insurance commissioner, number of reports to be i)rinted 274 

to fix rates on apiDlication 325 

companies, foreign fidelity and casualty, taxes on 555 

must allow commissioner to inspect books., 326 

must furnish information to commissioner. . 327 

must not reinsure unless 326 

punishable for refusal to observe rates fixed 325 

reduction of reserve funds of certain 32 

taxes on 300 

fire, to be through resident agent 326 

on exempted property, exempt from trustee process.... 263 

policies, surrender value of 35 

when not forfeited 35 

repeal of act relating to forfeitures 333 

Intimate Friends of Manchester, N. H., charter 764 

Intoxicating liquor. See Spirituous liquor. 

Inventories of savings bank deposits to contain what 51 

Investments of savings banks regulated 61G, 617, 618, 619 

IrvA'in, Fred I., appropriation to 367 

Island pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Itinerant vendors 3S 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co., appropriation to 110, 653 

J. Q. A. Warren Camp No. IS, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of Nashua, 

N. H., charter 759 

Jacks, use of, in taking deer, prohibited 569 

Jackson, special school district constituted 135 

Jaflfrey authorized to maintain water-works 772 

Jailer, power of, when jail is house of correction 249 

Jails as houses of correction 249 

commitment to 249 

James W. Hill Co 117 

Jefferson not liable on account of JeflPerson Notch road 592 

Jefferson Notch road, agents to construct 591 



903 



591 
590 



GENERAL INDEX. 

Jelf erson Notch road, appropriation for 

commission to locate 

state and town not liable on account of 592 

Jenness pond (Northwood and Pittsfield), fishing through ice in, 

prohibited ' 

John B. Clarke Co., appropriation to HO, 653 

John G. Foster Post No. 7, G. A. R., charter 397 

Johnson, Fred L., appropriation to 11<^ 

George W., appropriation to 36(3, 653, 654 

Joseph Freschl Post No. 94, G. A. E., Manchester may appropri- 
ate to 1^* 

Judge of probate in Coos county, salary of 597 

in Hillsborough county, salary of 269 

in Eockingham county, salary of 49 

Judges of probate, bonds to, certain corporations may be accepted 

as surety on 611 

may commit children to New Hampshire School 

for Feeble-Minded Children when 59S 

names changed by 654, 655, 656, 657 

Judgment in police court on default after notice 57 

creditor dying, execvitor or administrator may have 

execution 36 

Judicial districts in Grafton county abolished 515 

Julian, George N., appropriation to 98 

Jurisdiction of new supreme court 563 

of superior court 563, 564 

in proceedings on liquor laws 282 

Jurors, drawing of, in cities 336 

exempt or unfit, to be discharged 336 

town to pay cost of supplying place of. . 336 

grand, in Grafton county, when summoned 516 

return of 565 

petit, in Grafton county, whence summoned 516 

return of 565 

respondents maj^ challenge, in murder trial 603 

state may challenge in murder trial 603 

to be kept separate in murder trial 604 

Jury, grand, to attend when, in Grafton county 334 

to try facts in proceedings against nuisance 322 

Justices of new supreme court, salaries of 565 

of superior court, one, may sentence when, in murder trial 603 

salaries of 565 

two shall sit in murder trial 603 

of supreme court to receive expenses 302 

of the peace, compensation when sitting in police court . . 283 
when to bind over iu proceedings under 

liquor laws 282 

Kearns, James, appropriation to 108 

Kearsarge memorial, appropriation for 641 

Kearsarge-Alabama parade, expense of, to be credited to National 

Guard appropriation 62S 



•904 GENERAL INDEX. 

Keeler, I. Eugene, appropriation to Ill, 367, 653 

Keene, union high school district of, exempt from chapter 65 58 

Keene, Marlow & Newport Electric Eailway Co., charter 765 

Keene Electric Eailway Co., charter amended 412, 745 

Iveene Gas & Electric Co 667 

Iveene Gas Light Co., capital stock of, increased 666 

name changed 667 

Iveene Sentinel, appropriation to 367 

Keyser lake (Sutton), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Kidnapping, penalty for 538 

Kingston, fishing through ice in, prohibited, with exception 27 

Knights of Pythias Home of New Hampshire, charter 448 

Labor day declared holiday 251 

Laboratory of hygiene, appropriation for 514 

established 514 

Laconia, board of public works established in 791 

charter amended 683 

Xaconia and Lake Village Water-Works, increase of stock author- 
ized 150 

Laconia and Lake Village Water- Works, name changed 150 

Laconia Electric Lighting Co., additional powers to 163 

bonds of, legalized 675 

charter amended 674 

Laconia Water Co 150 

Lakes: 

Crystal, appropriation for screening 637 

First Connecticut, appropriation for screening 362 

Mascoma, appropriation for screening 362 

bass in, excepted from certain protection 574 

fishing in, regulated 281 

Massabesic, appropriation for screening 362 

fishing in, regulated 281 

Merriam, fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Newfound, approjjriation for screening 362 

protected from waste 558 

Spofford, bass in, protected 259 

Squam, appropriation for buoys and lights in 105, 354, 638 

Stinson, appropriation for screening 362, 637 

Sunapee, appropriation for buoys and lights in 104, 353, 639 

bass in, excepted from certain protection 574 

fishing in, regulated 259, 280 

trout in, excepted from certain protection 574 

Waukewan, bass in, protected 331 

Webster, appropriation for screening 362 

Wentworth, fishing in, regulated 23 

Winnesquam, appropriation for screening 362, 640 

Winnipesaukee, appropriation for buoys and lights in 101, 104 

354, 355, 650 

for screening 362 

islands in, annexed 198, 446 

Lake Village Freewill Baptist Society, name changed 376 



GENERAL INDEX, 90S 

Lamb, William P., appropriation to IIQ 

Lamper eels protected 575 

Lancaster, bonds authorized 127 

election legalized 370 

Union school district No. 1 may issue bonds 154 

may take land 155 

Lancaster Academj' may unite with Union school district No. 1... 126 

Land, state may take, for fish culture 26 

Land-locked salmon not j)rotected in certain cases & 

protected 267, 268 

Lands, acceptance of certain, in Carroll county 527 

Laneville, Albert D., appropriation to 653 

Larkin, Josephine C, appropriation to 110, 367, 653 

Lascivious acts, penalty for 270 

Law, questions of, transfer of 563 

Law, John K., appropriation to 653 

Lawyer not liable for sheriff's fees 258 

Laws. See Public Statutes and Session laws. 

publication and distribution of 587 

Leather, pulverized, sale of, regulated 536 

Lebanon authorized to contract with Hartford Water Co 130 

Lee, Harry M., appropriation in favor of 653 

Legislature. See General court. 

Leighton, Fred, appropriation to 367, 653 

Levy on real estate by sale 314 

Library commissioners to be consolidated with trustees of st^ate 

library 501 

state. See State library. 

state prison, appropriation for SO, 320, 561 

Licenses for billiard and pool tables and bowling- alley's in sum- 
mer hotels 32 

for employment offices 550 

for sale of concentrated commercial feeding-stuflfs 529 

Lien for charges of officer taking animal 21 

for sawing lumber 7 

Life insurance policies not forfeited in certain eases 35 

surrender value of 35 

repeal of act relating to forfeitures 333 

Lights, artificial, use of, in taking deer prohibited 569 

Limicolae considered game birds 571 

Limitation of suits against administrators 246 

Lincoln, part of Livermore annexed to 521 

Lines, number of, in fishing through ice, limited 574 

Liquor. See Spirituous liquor. 

Lisbon authorized to- issue bonds 721 

establishment of police court in, legalized 194 

salaries and fees of justices 194 

Literary fund appropriated to Somersworth 647 

certain towns to receive share of 589 

condition of town's receiving 319 

Literature, towns authorized to distribute certain 502 



<)05 GENERAL INDEX. 

Little Diamond pond (Stewartstown), square-tail trout in, pro- 
tected ^^^ 

Little Mile island, appropriation for lighthouse on 354 

Little pond (Northwood), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Littlefield, Alice M., appropriation to 653 

E. I., approiJriation to 367 

Littleton authorized to maintain band 677 

school districts, boundaries of, changed 393 

Littleton Water & Light Co., acts relating to, defined 664 

Livermore, line with Bartlett established 128 

part of, annexed to Lincoln 521 

Loan for use of state 20, 332 

Lobster traps protected 576 

Lobstersi protected 268, 576 

Londonderry, election legalized 119 

fishing through ice in, jDrohibited 23 

portion of New or West parish in, disannexed 790 

Londonderry Calvinist Baptist Church revived and legalized 663 

Long pond (Lempster, etc.), fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Loon island (Sunapee), appropriation for lighthouse on 104, 353 

( Winnipesaukee), annexed to Meredith 446 

Loons excepted from protection 572 

Loudon, land disannexed for school purposes 446 

Louis Bell Post No. 3, G. A. R., Manchester may appropriate to.. 125 

Lovejoy, Warren W., appropriation to 653 

Lowell & Suburban Street Eailway Co. may lease Nashua street 

railway 167 

Lowry, John W., appropriation to 367, 653 

Lumber, lien for sawing 7 

Lunacj', commission of, limitation of expense of persons supported 

at asylum for insane by order of 90 

Lyme excepted from act protecting wild deer 260 

Lyme or Post pond (Lyme), a^jpropriation for screening 634 

fishing through ice in, prohibited.... 497 

M. D., Title of, not to be used without authoritj- 52 

McCollom Institute, Trustees of, charter 176 

McElwaine, Herbert A., appropriation to 653 

McHarg, Andrew, Bow authorized to appropriate for relief of.... 663 

Machines, slot, declared gambling implements 512 

Mackerel, fresh water, protected 259 

McQuaid, Elias A., appropriation to 653 

Majority, when not required 76 

Manchester, charter amended 176, 441, 702 

Concord Railroad authorized to extend side-track in 712 

court house in, authorized 670 

election and terms of officers 172 

fees to be paid to 204 

may appropriate for armory 376 

for Independence day 393 

for semi-centennial celebration 117 

to G. A. R. posts for armories 125 



GENERAL INDEX. 907 

Manchester, may appropriate to reimburse for certain expenses . . 369 

refunding- authorized 120 

to be billing station 414 

wards changed 419 

water loan bonds 120 

Manchester & Haverhill Street Railway Co., charter 737 

Manchester & Milford branch may be built by Concord & Montreal 

Railroad 413 

Manchester & North Weare Eailroad may be operated as part of 

Manchester & Milford .. . . 413 
may sell to Concord & 

Montreal 414 

Manchester Bank, charter amended 172 

extended 676 

Manchester Building & Loan Association authorized to increase 

capital stock 683 

Manchester Children's Home, charter 157 

exempt from taxation 457 

Manchester Police Relief Association, charter 813 

Manchester Safety Deposit & Trust Co., charter amended 728 

Manchester Sash & Blind Co 12S 

Manchester Street Railway may extend line to Goffstown 401 

Manchester Traction, Light & Power Co 667 

Manchester L^nion, appropriation to 367 

Margaret Pillsbury hospital of Concord, appropriation to 346 

Marking shelves or compartments for voting 74 

use of 75 

Marlborough or fire precincts, contracts authorized 416 

Marriages, fees for record and return 248 

monthly reports of, to state registrar 255 

notices of non-residents' IS 

!Married women, conveyances by 254 

may release dower though minors 254 

Marshall pond (Unity), fishing through ice in, x^rohibited 28 

Marshals, city, may petition against nuisances 322 

Mascoma Electric Light & Gas Co., charter amended 151 

Mascoma lake, appropriation for screening 362 

bass in, excepted from certain protection 574 

fishing in, regulated 281 

Mascoma Light, Heat & Power Co., charter amended 151 

Mascoma Savings Bank, charter 371 

Masonic Building Association of Manchester, charter revived.... 408 

Masonic Home 677 

Masonic Orphans" Home, charter amended 145 

name changed 677 

Massabesic lake, appropriation for screening 362 

fishing in, regulated 281 

Massachusetts and New Hampshire boundary line, establishment of 620 

Mayors and aldermen may appoint deputy city clerk 330 

may grant certain bicj'cle permits 90 

may petition against nuisances 322 

nominations for 70 



908 GENERAL INDEX. 

Meal, adulteration of, penaltj^ for 530 

Measles, cases of, to be reported 508 

Measures and weights, sealers of, duties of 50S 

Medical examiners 52 

Membranous croup, cases of, to be reported 508 

Memorial day, observance of, towns may regulate 500 

schools may observe, when 16 

Mercer, John H., homestead of, annexed to Union school district 

of Concord 775 

;Merchants' Savings Bank, charter 695 

Meredith, certain islands annexed to 446 

village fire district may increase bonds 15& 

Meredith & Ossipee Electric Railway Co., charter 384 

charter extended 661 

Merriam, Daniel, and others, acceptance of donation of land from 527 

Merriam lake, fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Merrimack county, apiDortionment of taxes in 287 

convention authorized to raise money for 

court house 743 

names changed in 93, 341, 655 

terms of superior court in 565 

Merrimack river, shiners in, excepted from certain protection.... 573 

Merrimack River Heat, Light & Power Co., charter 165 

Messenger of new supreme court, appointment of 565 

Metcalf , Henry H., appropriation to Ill, 367, 653 

Miles, Edward L., appropriation to 106 

Milford authorized to maintain electric plant 761 

]\Iilford & Manchester Railroad, charter 414 

Military organizations, histories of 344 

officers may be placed on retired list 519 

property lost, condemned, or sold, money received for, 

to be used for National Guard 517 

j\Iilitia. See New Hampshire National Guard. 

Milk, adulterated, definition of 60!) 

adulteration of, prohibited 609 

impure, sale of, jn-ohibited 609 

inspection of 607 

inspectors of, appointment of 607 

fees for certificates to 606 

to procure certificates 606 

instriiments to be tested 606 

license law, connivance at violation punished 609 

record of convictions to be kept 609 

to be in force where 609 

licenses to sell 607 

fees for 607 

record of, to be kept 608 

samples of, may be taken 60S 

skimmed, sale of, regulated 609 

storekeepers selling, to be licensed 60S 

Miller, John R., appropriation to 110, 367 

Millville school district, homestead of John H. S. Willcox severed 

from 763 



GENERAL INDEX. 



909 



Milton Water-Works Co., charter 781 

Minard, Lotie I., approiDriation to 352 

Minors, adoption of, in certain cases 88 

certain, may be committed to Industrial School in de- 
fault of bail 611 

guardians of, may invest funds in certain stocks 498 

illiterate, emploj'ment of, regulated 551 

may release dower or curtesy 254 

support of, at county almshouses 87 

to be provided with homes 87 

Mirror and American, appropriation to 367 

Moderator of school district, plurality elects 61 

Moities, complainants not entitled to 268 

Monadnock House, exemption of, from taxation legalized 141 

Money, unclaimed, in hands of trustee or assignee, provision for 10 

Monitor & Statesman Co., appropriation to 653 

Monroe, part of Bath annexed to 137 

Mont Yernon & :Milford Electric Railway Co., charter 387 

charter extended . . . 690 
Monument of Fifth regiment at Gettysburg, appropriation for 

tablets on 631 

Monuments of Xcav Hampshire regiments at Vicksburg, commis- 
sion to locate 652 

Moore, James H., appropriation to 651 

Moose protected 8, 12, 31, 263, 266, 267, 569, 570 

transjiortation of 267, 570 

Moosilauke Railroad, charter amended 424 

time extended 659 

Morrison, Susan R., approjjriation to Ill, 367, 654 

Mortgages, corporations may make, on certain property 554 

decrees for sale under power in 257 

railroads may make, to secure bonds 62 

sale under power without decree 257 

street railways may make, to secure bonds 63 

Moses, G. H.,_ appropriation to Ill 

Mud pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Mud-hens considered game birds 571 

Mules, taxation of 34 

Murder, penalty for 261 

trials for, compensation of counsel assigned in 603 

jury to be kept separate in 604 

respondents may be arraigned before one 

justice 603 

may challenge jurors 603 

to have certain privileges 603 

state may call witnesses in rebuttal 603 

may challenge jurors 603 

two justices shall sit 603 

Muskellonge protected 575 

Muskrats protected 8 

protection withdrawn 266 

27 



910 GENERAL INDEX. 

Nails or tacks not to be iDlaced on higliwaj-s 51 

Names of persons changed 92, 34:0, 654 

Names of corxJorations changed: 

American Tj-pographic Co. to Manchester Traction, Light & 

Power Co 667 

Austin, Flint & Day Co. to Manchester Sash & Blind Co 12S 

Baptist Church of New London to First Baptist Church of 

New London 742 

Court Concord No. 7400, Ancient Order Foresters of America, 

to Court Concord No. 4, Foresters of America 118 

Court Eockingham No. 7539, Ancient Order Foresters of 

America, to Court Eockingham No. 6, Foresters of America 154 

Dover Home for Aged People to Wentworth Home for the Aged 658 
Dover Home for Aged Women to Wentworth Home for the 

Aged 425 

First Congregational Society' in Derrj' to The Central Congre- 
gational Society in Derry 181 

First Congregational Society in Wilton to First Unitarian 

Congregational Societj^ of Wilton Center 161 

Keene Gas Light Co. to Keene Gas & Electric Co 667 

Laconia and Lake Village Water-Works to Laconia Water Co. 150 
Lake Village Freewill Baptist Societj- to Park Street Free 

Baptist Society 376 

Masonic Orphans' Home to Masonic Home 677 

New Hampshire Asylum for Insane to New Hampshire State 

Hospital 524 

Portsmouth Gas Light Co. to The Portsmouth Gas, Electric 

Light & Power Co 158 

South Wolfeborough Blanket & Flannel Co. to Wolfeborough 

Woolen Mills 389 

UjDper Gilmanton Village L'niou Cemetery- Association to 

Highland Cemetery 6SS 

W^eston & Hill- Co. to James W. Hill Co 117 

Nashua authorized to issue bonds 799 

charter amended 177, 195, 370, 797 

court house in, authorized '. 670 

may exempt Nashua Hospital Association from taxation 400 

suburban cemeteries, trustees for 191 

Nashua Hospital Association may be exempted from taxation.... 400 

Nashua Street Eailwa^' may lease to Lowell & Suburban 167 

Nashua Telegraph Publishing Co., appropriation to 110 

Nason, Edward M., appropriation to Ill, 367, 653 

Nathaniel Weare Association, charter 435 

Naval contingent of New Hampshire, histor}^ of 344 

Neat stock, taxation of 34 

Nests, birds', certificates for collecting 571, 572 

of wild birds i^rotected 571 

Nets, use of, in fresh waters prohibited 573 

New England Live Stock Insurance Co. may be licensed 207 

revocation of license 208 

shall deposit certain funds 207 



GENEKAL INDEX. 911 

New Hampshire and Massachusetts boundary established 620 

volunteers in Spanish war, history of 254 

Kew Hampshire Asylum for Insane, appropriation for 346, 524 

auditing of trustees' accounts 83 
conveyances to be made to 

state 99 

investments and changes to 

be approved by governor.. 83 
limitation of expense for cer- 
tain persons 90 

name changed 524 

plans and estimates to be 

approved by governor .... 83 

title to property 99 

New Hampshire Bible Society, charter amended 146 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture: 

acceptance of gift for 277 

appropriation to 96, 97, 351, 646 

exempt from taxation 64 

superintendent of dairj' department to issue certificates 606 

to keep record of certifi- 
cates and tests 606 

to test instruments 606 

New Hampshire Conference Seminary, charter amended 396 

New Hampshire Democratic Press Co., appropriation to 110, 367 

New Hampshire Health & Accident Insurance Co., charter 698 

New Hampshire Horticultural Society, appropriation to 299, 556 

reports and accounts of... 299, 557 
New Hampshire National Guard: 

adjutant-general to apply certain funds to use of 517 

adjutants, regimental, paj^ of 519 

to rank as captains 517 

appropriation for 41 

to be credited with certain Spanish war ex- 
penses 633 

to be credited with expense of Kearsarge-Ala- 

bama parade 628 

assistant adjutant-general, pay of 519 

officers may be placed on retired list 519 

quartermaster, brigade, to rank as major 518 

quartermasters, regimental, to rank as captains 517 

rations may be issued 518 

rifle ranges, appropriation for 544 

New Hampshire Orphans' Home exempted from taxation 541 

New Hampshire School for Feeble-Minded Children: 

admission to, order of 599 

appropriation for 599 

buildings for, trustees to erect 599 

children may be committed by judge of probate when 598 

what, may be admitted 598 

commitment to, appeal from, 599 

discharge from 599 



912 GENERAL INDEX. 

Xew Hampshire School for Feeble-iMinded Children: 

establishment of • 597 

rules and regulations, trustees to make 599 

site for, trustees to purchase 599 

trustees of, appointment of 598 

duties of 598 

governor to be one of 598 

to make rules and regulations 599 

to purchase site and erect buildings 599 

New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, appropriation for 350, 631 

admission to 256 

New Hampshire State Firemen's Association, charter 424 

to receive firemen's 

relief fund 301 

New Hampshire State Hospital 512 

criminals may be committed to, 

for examination 512 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Eailroad, guardians and trustees 

may invest funds in stock of 498 

New York Central & Hudson Eiver Eailroad, guardians and trustees 

may invest funds in stock of 498 

Newbury, sanitary district in 13 

part of, annexed to Sutton for school purposes 740 

Newcastle maj'- contract with Portsmouth 440 

Newfields may contract with Newfields Electric Light, Heat & 

Power Co 202 

may reimburse treasurer for money lost 377 

name of, confirmed k 744 

Newfields Electric Light, Heat & Power Co., charter 202 

charter revived 802 

Newfound lake, appropriation for screening 362 

fishing through ice in, prohibited 533 

Newington may contract with Portsmouth 440 

Newmarket school district, homestead of Charles F. Pendergast 

annexed to 6S0 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter amended. . .160, 800 

revived 152 

Newport authorized to issue funding bonds 700 

Newport & George's Mills Electric Eailway Co., charter 731 

Newspapers, files of, in state library 14 

laws to be printed for 587 

to be sent to state library 588 

Newton, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Nichols, John J., appropriation to 110 

Nominations, certificates of 69, 70 

penalty for offenses concerning 77 

in caiicuses to be by ballot 604 

of candidates for oflBce 69, 70 

papers 69, 70 

penalty for offenses concerning 77 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Eailroad, charter amended 400 

extended ... 661 

North Hampton may contract with Portsmouth 440 



GENERAL INDEX. 913 

North Shore Water Co., charter S06 

North Woodstock Water Co., charter 169 

Northern Fidelity & Trust Co., charter 77S 

Notes, promissory, no grace on 12 

falling- due on Sunday or holiday, payable 

when 12 

Notices of actions in police court 57 

of drawing of jurors in cities, where posted 336 

of sale under power in mortgage 257 

Nuisances, common, abatement of. or injunction against 322 

jury trial of facts 322 

owner may be party 322 

proceedings 322 

Obstrltctions, fish and game commissioners may remove certain.. 568 

Odd Fellows' Building Association, charter amended 784 

Odlin, John W., appropriation to 110, 343 

Office, tenure of, of railroad police officers 6 

of special police officers 63 

Officers, county, to report pauper statistics 520 

election of 68 

military, may be placed on retired list 519 

Old Home week, towns may raise money to observe 509 

Oleomargarine, laws against, to be enforced by state board of 

agriculture 297 

search-warrants for, may be issued 583 

O'Malley, Michael, appropriation to 108 

Opinions of new supreme court, filing of 563 

of supreme court, appropriation for preparing for pub- 
lication 362 

Orphans' Home at Concord, charter amended 171 

Ossipee, Second Congregational Church, charter 426 

Otter pond (Sunapee and New London), fishing through ice in, 

prohibited 28 

Otternic pond (Hudson), fishing in, regulated 281 

Otters protected 570 

Overseers of the poor, duties of, concerning minors 87 

to report pauper statistics 520 

Oxen, taxation of 34 

Oysters, planting of, regulated 576 

protected 576 

Pan-American exposition, appropriation for building at 499' 

commissioners for 499 

Paper, poisonous, sale of 521 

Papers, nomination 69, 70 

penalty for offenses concerning 77 

Paris exposition, appropriation for 364 

commissioners for 364 

Park Street Free Baptist Society 376 

Parks of railroads and street railways 44 

regulations concerning riding of bicycles in 89 



914 GENERAL INDEX. 

Parochial schools, children to be vaccinated before attending 511 

Parr protected ^"^^ 

Partridges considered game birds 571 

protected ^'^^ 

purchase or sale of, prohibited 573 

snaring of, prohibited 572 

Pasquaney lake, fishing through ice in, prohibited 533 

Passes for travel on railroads 85 

Patterson, Joab N., appropriation to 366 

Pauper settlement in town valid when 28 

statistics, county oJBficers to report 520 

overseers of the poor to report 520 

Paupers, convict, counties liable for support of 541 

county, commissioners to care for 533 

expense of state for, at asylum limited 90 

persons not made, by assistance in quarantine 336 

Pearson, Charles, appropriation to 347 

Harlan C, a^Dpropriation to Ill, 367, 653 

Peddlers, provisions as to licensing . . ; 65, 272, 560 

Peerless Casualty Co., charter 729 

Penal institutions, investigation of 360 

Penalties, complainants not entitled to share of 268 

Pendergast, Charles F., homestead of, severed from Durham school 

district 680 

Pensions of disabled firemen 45 

People & Patriot Co., appropriation to 653 

Perch protected 267, 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Perkins, Paul, acts of, as justice of peace legalized 399 

Peterborough authorized to borrow money for electric plant 685 

electric light plant 452 

Peterborough & Shirley Eailroad, act for special commissioner 

repealed 48 

Peterborough Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., town may acquire 452 

Petit jurors in Grafton county, whence summoned 516 

Petition, for injunction or abatement of nuisance 322 

nomination by 69 

Phalen, Frank L., appropriation to 110 

Pharmacy, commissioners of, compensation of 304 

to enforce regulations 540 

Pheasants considered game birds 571 

protected 5, 610 

Philippine war, dependent soldiers of, care of 625 

Physicians authorized to quarantine certain diseases 508 

licensing and registration of 52 

Pickerel not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected 267, 575 

to be taken by angling only 573 

Pierce, George K., appropriation to 11(^ 

Pigeons, homing or Antwerp, protected 532 

Pike not to be put in trout waters 574 

protected v 267, 575 



GENERAL INDEX. 915 

Pike to be taken by angling- only 573 

Piper, Martin L., appropriation to 366, 653 

Piscataqiia river, smelts in, protected 575 

Pittsfield Loan & Trust Co., charter 697 

Place, George A., appropriation to 110, 367, 653 

Plaistow, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Pleasant pond (Francestown), fishing through ice in, jjrohibited. . 27 

(New London), certain fishes in, protected 29, 272 

Plovers considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

Plumbers, examination of 292 

licensing of 292, 594 

regulations for 293 

Plumbing", examination for 292, 293 

inspectors bf 293 

regulations concerning 293 

Plummer, Edward, apjiropriation to 110, 343 

Plurality to elect in certain cases 76 

Plymouth village fire district, privileges of, enlarged 667 

Poison, killing of fishes with, prohibited 573 

Poisonous articles, sale of 521 

Poles of electric companies, appeal from selectmen 10 

assessment of damages therefrom... 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

Police, chief or superintendent of, may petition against nuisance.. 323 

commission established in Somersworth 726 

court, compensation of justice of peace sitting in 283 

special justice taxable as costs 283 

judgment on default after notice 57 

jurisdiction of 31 

notice of actions 57 

proceedings in, for violation of liquor laws, when to 

bind over 282 

officers, railroad, tenure of office 6 

special, tenure of office 63 

Polling places, or booths for voting- 74 

use of 75 

Pollution of sources of ice supplj-, x:)rotection against S3 

Ponds protected from waste 558 

Pool tables, license fees for, in summer hotels, etc 32 

Poor, overseers of, duties of, concerning minors 87 

to report j)auper statistics 520 

Poor Farm brook (Gilford), deposit of waste in, prohibited 553 

Portrait of Harriet P. Dame, appropriation for 630 

Portsmouth, appropriation to 641 

charter amended 395 

contracts authorized with certain towns 440 

extension of water-works 439 

hours of check-list sessions 159 

may take Puddle dock 162 

state and county tax reduced 413 

Portsmouth & Exeter Street Eailway Co., charter 718 



916 GENERAL INDEX. 

Portsmoutli Gas, Electric Light & Power Co 158 

authorized to sell... 678 

Portsmouth Gas Light Co., charter amended 158 

name changed 158 

Post or Lyme pond (Lyme), ajipropriation for screening 634 

fishing through ice in, prohibited. . . . 497 

Power of sale in mortgage, decree for sale 257 

regulation of sale under 257 

Prairie chickens considered game birds 571 

Premises, infected, to be cleaned 509 

Presidential electors, election of 68 

Presler, A. W., appropriation to 110 

Printer, public, auditing of accounts of 275 

compensation of 273 

to print for G. A. R 321 

Printing, public, bonds for performance of 579 

contracts for, may be awarded to whom 579 

definition of 579 

materials for, commission maj' purchase 579 

prices of 579 

Prison. See State prison. 

Private schools, children to be vaccinated before attending 511 

Probate court, committee to prepare uniform procedure for 538 

disposition of unclaimed money 10 

terms of, in Grafton county 321 

in Eockingham county 278, 523 

to be held in Sanbornville 16 

judge of, bonds to, certain corporations may be accepted 

as surety on 611 

in Coos county, salary of 597 

in Hillsborough county, salary of 269 

in Eockingham county, salary of 49 

may appoint guardian without notice when... 271 
may commit children to New Hampshire School 

for Feeble-Minded Children when 598 

names changed by 92, 340, 654 

register of, in Eockingham county, salarj' of 49 

Processes issued under former faw saved 564 

Promissory notes, no grace on 12 

falling due on Sunday or holiday, payable when 12 

Property, foreign corporations may hold, for certain purposes.... 503 
miltary, lost, condemned, or sold, monej^ received for, 

to be used for National Guard 517 

Prosecutor not entitled to share of fine or penalty 268 

Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, charter amended 134 

Province lake (Effingham), fishing through ice in, prohibited 28 

Public printer, auditing of accounts of 275 

compensation of 273 

to print for G. A. E 321 

printing commission, duties of 579 

established 579 

rights, pi'otection of 629 



GENERAL INDEX. 917 

Public Statutes amended: 

chapter 5, publication of laws 587 

5, section 1, publication of laws 81 

chapters 5 and 6, state publications 557 

chapter 6, section 2, public printer 3"3 

6, section 4, state publications 274 

6, sections 5 and 9, auditing of printing bills 275 

10, section 1, Asylum for Insane 524 

10, section 33, expense of paupers in asylum 90 

13, section 7, Soldiers' Home 256 

21, section 4, Belknap and Carroll boundary 197 

23, section 19, senatorial district No. IS 333 

23, section 21, senatorial district No. 20 333 

23, section 25, check-list sessions in Portsmouth 159 

24, sections 10, 11, 12, county auditors 84 

25, section 4, returns of votes 23 

27. county commissioners 533 

30, section 2, and chapter 43, section 12, statistics 

of pauperism 520 

31, section 8, voters 284 

33, elections '^'^ 

34, sections 15, 16, ballots 80 

35, section 2, return of votes 23 

36, sections 4, 7, return of votes 23 

37, section 2, return of votes 23 

38, section 2, return of votes 23 

40, section 4. powers of towns 22. 270, 502, 509 

40, section 5, town trust funds 578 

43, sections 25, 40, health officers 37 

53, section 8, village districts 282 

55, section 7, divisions S, 9, taxation 34, 332 

67, highways for winter use 85 

68, section 10, highwav land damages 15 

73, highways . . .\ 59, 264, 334 

77, section 8, encroachments on highways 297 

78, section 2, guideboards 17 

81, section 6, damages from electric vv-ires or poles.. 78 

81, section 9, location of electric lines 17 

81, section 18, confirmation of electric locations 88 

83, section 6, pauper settlements 28 

84, section 9, town paupers 625 

86, aid to indigent deaf and dumb 98, 335, 349 

88, school money • 585 

90, section 15, school district elections 61 

91, schoolhouses 58 

92, section 6, pxaminatiou of school teachers 252 

92, sections 15, 17, 18, truant officers 306 

93, emploj^ment of children 550 

93, section 2, scholars 511 

93, section 12, schools 324 

95, section 8, State Normal School 544 

109, section 1, swamp lands 91 



918 



GENERAL INDEX. 



Piiblic Statutes 
chapter 110, 
112 
112 
112 
112 
114 
119 
125 
126 
130 
130 
130 
131, 
131 
132 
132 
133 
133 
133 
134 
135 
135 
136 
136 
149 
152 
156 
156 
15S 
159 
160, 
160, 
162 
165, 
165, 
167, 
169, 
173, 
174 
175 
176, 
1S3 
184 
184 
184, 
189, 
191 
192 

192 
195 



ameuded: 

section 3, pestilential diseases 505 

sections 1 to 14, liquor agents 312 

section 23, moieties in liquor cases 268 

section 28, recognizances in liquor cases 282 

section 30, forfeited liquors 309 

licenses of billiard tables, etc 32 

steamboats, engineers, f)ilots 294 

section 7, sealers of weights and measures 505 

sections 1, 2, sale of bread 525 

sections 4, 5, closing of waters against fishing... 46 

sections 11, 12, 13, fish and game wardens 266 

section 16, screens in public waters 9 

sections 1, 3, 4, 5, g'ame laws, quadrupeds S 

sections 1, 4, 6, game laws, quadrupeds 266 

sections 2, 4, game laws, birds 267 

sections 2, 9, game laws, birds 8,9 

sections 3, 4, game laws, fish 267 

section 4, game laws, birds 9 

sections 5, 21, gam6 laws, fish 268 

section 4, dentistrj^ 327 

drugs and medicines 540 

section 8, commission of pharmacy 304 

sections 1, 3, 4, anatomical science 24, 25 

section 3, disposition of dead bodies 251 

corporation meetings 555 

section 11, Friends or Quakers 250 

section 4, capital of railroads 60 

section 46, railroad bonds and mortgages 62 

section 26, railroads taking land 612 

section 5, grade crossings 285 

section 5, free transportation by railroad 85 

section 29, railroad police officers 6 

sections 8, 9, reports, bank commissioners 67 

sections 16, 17, savings bank guaranty fund 314 

section 23, savings banks 313 

section 11, insurance commissioner 325 

section 14, insurance companies 300, 555 

sections 4, 8, births, marriages, and deaths 255 

section 5, marriage notices 18 

section 19, returns of divorces 513 

section 3, husband and wife 254 

section 1, register of probate 11 

section 1, probate courts 278, 523 

section 4, probate courts 16 

section 9, probate courts 321 

section 1, inventory of savings bank deposit 51 

sections 2, 4, suits against administrators 246 

section 2, insolvent commissioner's notice and 

report 24 

section 4, commissioner's hearings 247 

rights of certain heirs 613 



GENERAL INDEX. 



919 



Public Statutes amended: 

chapter 199, bonds to judge of probate 610 

201, section 28, allowance to insolvent debtor 29 

202, days of grace 1^ 

205, section 5, common nuisances 322 

206, section 3, terms of supreme court 337 

211, sections 4, 14, police courts 283 

222, sections 4, 5, notice and proceedings in police 

court 5^ 

224, section 20, evidence 276 

233, levies on real estate 314 

248, section 8, jurisdiction of police courts 21 

249, section 1, special police officers 63 

251, section 1, search warrants 583 

264, section 18, speed on highway 298 

266, trespasses 316 

267, sections 2, 3, 9, cruelty to animals 21 

269, sale of poisons 521 

272, offenses against chastity 270 

278, section 5, murder 261 

278, section 15, age of consent 30 

283, houses of correction 249 

284, Industrial School 279 

284, section 14, minors committed to Industrial School 611 

286, section 3, salary of secretary of state 338 

286, section 5, salary of state treasurer 546 

286, section 14, salary of Coos judge of probate 597 

286, sections 14, 15, salaries 49 

286, section 17, salaries 42, 504 

286, section 19, salaries 247 

287, section 16, fees and costs 577 

Public waters, definition of 503 

fish and game commissioners may screen 569 

Public weighers, appointments of, authorized 525 

duties of 526 

fees of 526 

penalty for refusal to perform duties 526 

qualifications of 526 

Publications, state, distribution of 557 

to courts 566 

Puddle dock declared nuisance 162 

may be taken by Portsmouth 163 

Quails considered game birds 571 

protected 267, 572 

snaring of, prohibited 572 

Quakers, standing financial committee of, made corporation 250 

Quarantine of contagious diseases 508 

to be designated by placard 508 

Quartermaster, brigade, to rank as major 518 

Quartermasters, regimental, to rank as ca^atains : 517 

Questions of law, transfer of 563 



920 GENERAL INDEX. 

Rabbits protected 8, 570 

Kaccoons protected 8, 570 

Eailroad commissioners, duties of, concerning increase of stock or 

bonds 19 

may consider value of franchises 543 

may change routes of proposed street 

railways 539 

powers as to street cars 305 

special, repeal of act providing for 48 

companies may take land for diversion of streams 612 

parks 44 

police officers, tenure of office 6 

Eailroads. See Street railways. 

action against, for injury to trespasser 316 

capital stock of, increase of, how issued 535 

reduction of requisite amount of.... 60 

and bonds of, provisions as to increase of 19 

may make mortgages to secure bonds 62 

passes on 85 

trespass on property of, i^enalty for 316 

warnings at crossings 285 

Eailroads: 

Black Eock & Salisbury Beach, time limited 770 

Boston & ]\Iaine authorized to extend side-track in Manchester 712 

to make Manchester a billing station 414 

Concord authorized to extend side-track in Manchester 712 

Concord & Montreal may build Milford branch 413 

may buy Manchester & North Weare 414 

may increase stock and bonds 414 

Milford & Manchester, charter 414 

Moosilauke, charter amended 424 

extended 659 

North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge, charter amended 400 

extended 661 

Eails considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

Eallidas considered game birds 571 

Eations may be issued to National Guard in camp 518 

Eaj^mond, First Congregational Society, charter amended 671 

Eeal estate, conveyances of, bj^ married women 254 

between husband and wife 254 

release of dower or curtesy by minor 254 

Eecognizance, when to be taken in liquor case 282 

Eeeords in office of secretary of state, appropriation for indexing 104 

349, 630 
of births, marriages, and deaths to be sent to state 

registrar 255 

of deaths, copies to be sent to clerks of burial towns 255 

of Coos county, damaged by fire, to be attested 587 

of old supreme court, custody of 564 

provincial, arrangement and indexing 300, 645 

copies of 300 



GENERAL INDEX. 921 

Eecords, provincial, to be removed to state library 47, 299 

Red Men, .Great Council of New Hampshire, charter 444 

Referees, provisions for, repealed 565 

Eegent of state board of medical examiners 52 

Eegimental associations to receive copies of Eegister 344 

colors, protection of 361 

histories 254 

Eegister of probate, residence of 11 

in Eockiugham countj-, salary of 49 

Eegister of Soldiers and Sailors, price and sale of 95, 347 

regimental associations to re- 
ceive 344 

Eegistrar of vital statistics, returns of divorces to be made to 513 

indexing of records of 632 

Eegistration of dentists, fees for certificates of 327 

of embalmers 317 

of physicians and surgeons 52 

of plumbers 292 

Eeinsurance allowed when 326 

Eepairs of committee rooms in state house, appropriation for... 363 
highways. See Highways. 

state prison, appropriation for 81, 320 

Eeporter, state law, duties in publication of laws SI 

Eeports of bank commissioners 67, 274 

of county auditors 84 

of departments 14 

of insurance commissioner 274 

of medical examiners 54, 55 

of treasurers of institutions under bank commissioners.. 67 

Eepresentatives, hall of, appropriation for furniture in 640 

in congress, election of 68 

to general court, apportionment of 339, 600 

election of 68 

Eepublican Press Association, appropriation to 110 

Eesignation of candidate for office 70 

Eeturn of votes 23 

Eichardson, Fred E., appropriation to 110, 343 

Eichmond, Edwin F., ax^propriation to 108 

Eiedell, John H., appropriation to 641 

Eifle ranges for National Guard, appropriation for 544 

Eights, public, protection of 629 

Eiley, Moses F., homestead of, annexed to Union school district 

in Bath 206 

Elms of wheels, width regulated 331 

Eoads. See Highways. 

Eoberts, Charles L., appropriation to 653 

Eobie, Calvin, appropriation to HO 

Eobins, Joseph E., appropriation to 366 

Eobinson, Allan H., appropriation to HI, 367, 653 

Eochester, charter amended IS2 

may borrow for schoolhouse 402 

may extend water pipes to Lebanon, Me 184 



922 GENERAL INDEX. 

Eochester Street Eailroad Co. united with Union Electric Railway 712 

Eockingliam county, apportionment of taxes in 285 

authorized to issue bonds 378, 682 

names changed in 92, 340, 654 

salaries of judge and register of jjrobate in 49 

terms of probate court in 278, 523 

superior court in 565 

treasurer to abate from Portsmouth tax 412 

Eockingham County Light & Power Co. authorized to purchase 

Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light & Power Co 678 

Eockingham Electric Co. authorized to sell 391 

Eollins, Lyman, appropriation to 366, 627 

Eoman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, charter 723 

Eound pond (Barrington), fishing and bathing in, prohibited 59 

Eowe, Charles D., appropriation to 366, 627 

Eumnejs Plymouth village district may acquire waters in 668 

vote legalized 1S6 

Eye may contract with Portsmouth 440 

Sables protected 570 

Saco river, trout in tributanies of, protected 262 

Sailors, bodies of, not to be surrendered for dissection 251 

decoration of graves of 270 

exempt from j)eddlers' license fees 272 

of Spanish war, state pay to 365 

St. John Baptist Society of Pittsfield, charter 793 

Salary of aldermen and councilmen of Concord 785 

of chaplain of state prison 561 

of city superintendent of schools, state not to contribute to 511 

of delegates to constitutional convention 581 

of fish and game commissioners 569 

of governor's private secretary provided for 644 

of judge of i^robate in Coos county 597 

in Hillsborough county 269 

in Eockingham county 49 

of justices of new supreme court 565 

of superior court 565 

of register of probate in Eockingham county 49 

of secretary of state 337, 554 

of solicitor of Carroll county 504 

of Hillsborough county 43 

of state treasurer 546 

of treasurer of Hillsborough county 247 

Salem, fishing through ice in, prohibited 27 

Salem Water- Works Co., charter 755 

Sales by hawkers and peddlers 65 

by itinerant vendors 38, 40 

trading stamps not to be given on 298 

under power in mortgage, decree for 257 

regulation of 257 

Salmon in Berry pond protected 584 

land-locked, not protected in certain cases....' 9 



GENERAL INDEX. 923 

Salmon, land-locked, protected in pleasant pond (New London) 

and tributaries 29 

protected 267, 268, 272, 574 

taking of, for compensation prohibited 574 

to be taken by angling only 573 

young, protected 574 

Saltmarsh, George H., appropriation to 367 

Sanborn, Charles H., Xewfields may reimburse, for money lost — 377 

Capt. W. A., api^roioriation for transportation of body of 632 

Sanborn's pond (Gilmanton), fishing through ice in, prohibited.. 27 

Sanbornville, probate court to be held at 16 

Sanders, Frank L., aiopropriation to 653 

Sandown, fishing through ice in, prohibited . . . . ; 27 

Sandpipers considered game birds 571 

protected 572 

Sanitarium for consumptives, committee to consider 62S 

Sanitary district in Newbury established 13 

Sargent, Harry A., homestead of, annexed to Canterbury for school 

purposes 776 

Savings banks. See Banks. 
Sawdust. See Waste. 

Sawyer Woolen Co., charter 394 

Sawyer Woolen Mills authorized to sell 394 

Scales, public, towns and cities may erect 526 

Scarlet fever, cases of, to be reported 508 

School boards, majority required to elect 61 

in cities, powers of, concerning schoolhouses and 

lots 58 

districts, collection of certain taxes in 24 

elections in 61 

special, exempt from certain laws 24 

supervisory 318, 319 

number of teachers and length of 

schools 319 

officers of 318, 319 

state aid to 319 

vote to form, may be rescinded 577 

to maintain schools twenty weeks annuallj' 319 

houses, plans for, to be approved bj^ school boards 58 

lots in cities, selection and purchase of 58 

taxes, amount of, raised 585 

teachers, examination of 252 

Schools, children not to attend, in certain cases 509 

to be sent to, when 552 

city superintendents of, state not to contribute to salary 

of 511 

enforcement of attendance in 306 

evening, establishment of 612 

to be under suiierintendence of school boards.. 613 

observance of Memorial day in 16 

parochial, children to be vaccinated before attending 511 

private, children to be vaccinated before attending 511 



924 GENERAL INDEX. 

Schools, private, to make annual report to state superintendent.. 589 
to be maintained twenty Aveeks annually to entitle town 

to literary fund 319 

to make returns to entitle town to literary fund 319 

Science, anatomical, advancement of 25, 251 

Seabrook & Hampton Beach Street Eailway Co., charter 767 

Sealers of weights and measures, duties of 505 

Search-warrants for oleomargarine may be issued 583 

Searles, Edward F., control of Stillwater pond granted to 585 

Second Congregational Church of Ossipee,