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LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1903 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 7, ADJOURNED APRIL 2. 




CONCORD, N. H. 

1903. 



Printed by Ira C. Evans Co., Concord. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



NAHUM J. BACHELDER, Governor. 

EDWx\RD N. PEARSON, Secretary of State. 

SAMUEL H. STEARNS, Defuty Secretary of State. 

SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 

J. WESLEY PLUMMER, Deputy State Treasurer. 

CHARLES W. HOITT, President of the Senate. 

HARRY M. CHENEY, Speaker of the House. 

THOMAS F. CLIFFORD, Clerk of the Senate. 

JAMES M. COOPER, Clerk of the House. 

AUGUSTUS D. AYLING, Adjutant-General. 

CHANNING FOLSOM, Superintendent of Public Instruc- 
tion . 

WILLIAM B. FELLOWS, Secretary of Board of Equali- 
zation. 

NAHUM J. BACHELDER, Secretary of Board of Agri- 
culture, 

IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 

ALBERT S. BATCHELLOR, Editor of State Papers. 

ARTHUR H. CHASE, Librarian. 

CHARLES E. COX, Warden of State Prison. 

JOHN C. LINEHAN, Insurance Commissioner. 

LYSANDER H. CARROLL, Commissioner of Labor. 

ALPHEUS W. BAKER, ^^ 

JOHN HATCH, > Bank Commissioners. 

GEORGE WAIT CUMMINGS, ) 

HENRY M. PUTNEY, ) 

FRANCIS C. FAULKNER, } Pailroad Commissioners. 

EDWARD B. S. SANBORN, ) 

NATHANIEL WENTWORTH, ) ^. , , ^ ^ 

MERRILL SHURTLEFF, {^'''\ ^'^^ ^''"'' ^^'''- 

CHARLES B. CLARKE, ) "''~'^'('"^'> s- 

HENRY O. KENT, -] 

GEORGE H. MOSES, I zr . ^ 

GEORGE E. BALES, } forestry Commission. 

MARSHALL C. WENTWORTH, J 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, "] 

ALBERT S. BATCHELLOR, i „ ;,. „ . ,. ^ 

JOHN H. RIEDELL, ^yPubhc Printing Commis- 

HARRY M. CHENEY, ^'''''' 

JAMES M. COOPER, 



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SUPREME COURT. 



FRANK N. PARSONS, Chief Justice. 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, "] 

REUBEN E. WALKER, ( ^,,,,,v,^^ -^..stices 
JAMES W. REMICK, > Associate justices, 

GEORGE H. BINGHAM, J 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, Attorney- General. 

JOHN H. RIEDELL, Lazv Reporter. 



SUPERIOR COURT. 



ROBERT M. WALLACE, Chief Justice. 
ROBERT G. PIKE, ^ 
ROBERT J. PEASLEE, i • , cy , • 

JOHN E. YOUNG, \Associate Justices 

CHARLES F. STONE, J 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1903. 



CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 11 OF CHAPTER 63 OF THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1897, ENTITLED " PRACTICE OF MEDICINE." 



Section 
1. Physician employed by summer hotel 
to be licensed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 11 of chapter 63 of the Session Summerhotei 
Laws of 1897, by striking out the words " or the hotel physi- be^ifceifsed. ^ 
cian regularly employed by the landlord of the summer hotel 
in the care ol his guests or employees." 

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

^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved January 27, 1903.] 



Chapters 2, o. 



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CHAPTER 2. 



AN ACT TO PROMOTE CLEANLINESS AND TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC 
FROxAI THE DISEASE COMMONLY KNOWN AS CONSUMPTION. 



Spitting pro- 
hibited. 



Receptacles 
for waste at 
fruit stores. 



Care of recep- 
tacles. 



Waste matter 
not to be 
thrown into 
street. 



Penalty. 



Section 

1. Spitting in public places prohibited. 

2. Fruit dealers to provide receptacles 

for waste matter. 

3. Receptacles to be kept clean. 



Section 

4. Thi'owiug certain waste matter into 

street prohibited. 

5. Penalty for violation. 



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

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to spit upon 
any sidewalk, in the compact part of any city, village or town, 
or in any railway station, hall or other public place, or in any 
street or steam railway car other than smoking cars, except 
into spittoons or other receptacles provided for that purpose. 

Sect. 2. All persons keeping fruit for retail sale adjoining 
a sidewalk in the compact part of any village or city shall pro- 
vide for public use a suitable receptacle for waste matter upon 
the outside of such store and adjoining or upon such sidewalk. 

Sect. 8. Said receptacles mentioned in sections 1 and 2 
shall be kept clean and wholesome. 

Sect. 4. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw upon 
the sidewalk, or into any public street in the compact portion 
of any city or village, any waste matter from any fruit or any 
paper or other offensive or unsightly substance. 

Sect. 5. Any person violating the provisions of this act 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten dollars. 

[Approved January 29, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 95 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO THE TRUSTEES OP THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 



Section 
1. Trustees of normal school and tenure 
of otHce. 



Section 

2. Appointment of trustees regulated. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 95 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by striking out the word "two" in the last 
line of said section, and inserting instead thereof the word 
five, and by adding to said section the words, one of whom 



11)08] Chapter 4. 7 

shall be appointed each year, so that said section shall read : 
Sect. 2. The management of the school shall be vested in 
a board of trustees composed of the governor, the superin- 
tendent of public instruction, and five other persons who shall 
be appointed by the governor, with the advice of the council, 
and shall hold office for hve years, one of whom shall be ap- 
pointed each year. 

Sect. 2. Within thirty days after the passage of this act, o^^j'^lstS"* 
the governor with the advice of the council shall appoint five 
members of the board of trustees of the New Hampshire State 
Normal School, in such manner that the term of one member 
will expire each year. 

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

on passage. 
[Approved February 3, 1908.] 



CHAPTER 4. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 78 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A JUDICIARY SYSTEM CONSIST- 
ING OF TWO COURTS." 

Section i Section 

1. Terms of superior court for Carroll [ 2. Writs, etc., returnable under former 

county. I laws saved. 

' 3. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That part of section 15 of chapter 78 of the Trial terms 
Laws of 1901, relating to the times and places of holding the county, 
terms of the superior court for the county of Carroll, is hereby 
amended, by striking out of said section, the following words: 
" For the county of Carroll, at Ossipee, on the third Tuesday 
of March, and the third Tuesdav of October," and inserting 
in place thereof, the following: For the county of Carroll, at 
Ossipee, on the second Tuesday of June, and the second Tues- 
day of December. 

Sect. 2. All writs and processes which have been hereto- Writs under 
fore issued or which may be issued before this act takes effect saved, 
and all precepts, recognizances, and proceedings of every kind 
now returnable at the trial terms of the superior court, on the 
third Tuesday of March next, shall be taken to be returnable 
at the corresponding term of the superior court next to be holden 



8 Chapters 5, 6. [1903 

after this act takes effect. And all causes and proceedings 
now pending upon the trial term docket of the March term, 
1903, of the superior court shall be in order to be heard and 
tried at the June term, 1903, of the superior court next to be 
holden in said county. 
J^^^L^il^i'* Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 3, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 5. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 92 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO DUTIES OF SCHOOL BOARDS. 

Section 1. Reports of school boards to state superintendent, when made. 

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

Section 1. Section 13 of chapter 92 of the Public Statutes 
ports of school as amended by chapter 50 of the Session Laws of 1895, is 
JufyM ^ hereby amended by striking out the words " first day of Au- 
gust" and inserting in lieu thereof the words, fifteenth day 
of July, so that said section shall read : Sect. 13. School 
boards shall, on or before the fifteenth day of July in each year, 
send to the superintendent of public instruction copies of their 
annual reports and answers to the questions proposed by him, 
relating to the schools in their districts ; the school year shall 
begin with the fall term. 

[Approved February 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS, 



Section 

1. Board of library commissioners abol- 

ished. 

2. Trustees of state library to perform 

duties of commissioners. 



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



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

Library com- SECTION 1. The board of trustees of the state library and 

missioners , , y c ^•\ • • ^ ■ t • 1 " T • 

abolished. the board of library commissioners having become identical in 
personnel by virtue of the operation of chapter 7 of the Laws 
of 1901, the board of library commissioners is hereby abolished. 



1903] Chapters 7, -S. 9 

Sect. 2. All the powers and duties now by law made yoivemfiibm- 
incumbent upon the board of library commissioners shall ry trustees. 
devolve upon the trustees of the state library. 

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

SaP"e ' "" passage. 

[Approved February 3, 11)03.] 



CHAPTER 7. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF THE STATE REPORTER. 



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $1,800. 



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



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

Section 1. The annual salary of the state reporter shall be Annual .salary 
eighteen hundred dollars, payable quarterly. ftsoo. 

Sect. 2. Section 2, chapter 84, Laws of 1897, and all other Repealing 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby takel^effect 
repealed ; and this act shall take effect upon its passage. oupa.s.sage. 

[Approved February 4, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 8. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 69 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, ENTITLED " AN 
ACT TO PROTECT THE AMMONOOSUC RIVER IN CARROLL, BETHLEHEM, 
LITTLETON, LISBON, AND BATH, AND ITS TRIBUTARIES FROM POLLU- 
TION BY SAWDUST AND OTHER WASTE." 

Section l. Ammonoosuc river in Landaff protected. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 69 of the Laws of 1901 is hereby Portion in 
amended by adding after the word "Lisbon," in section 1 in said J^cted.^ ^^''" 
act, the word Landaff, so that section 1 shall read as follows : 



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Chapter 9. 



[1903 



No person or corporation shall put or place, or cause or allow 
to be put or placed any sawdust, shavings, edgings, chips, 
bark, or other waste, from wood-work establishments, into 
Ammonoosuc river, or its tributaries, in the towns of Carroll, 
Bethlehem, Littleton, Franconia, Lisbon, LandafF and Bath. 
Any person or corporation violating the provisions of this act 
shall be punished by a line not exceeding one hundred dollars 
for each offense. 

[Approved February 4, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 9. 



AN ACT PROVIDING A SEAL FOR THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. 



Section 
1. Style of seal ; use and effect. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Style of seal ; 
use and effect. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The secretary of the state board of agricul- 
ture shall have a seal, which shall be like the present seal of 
the state except that the device thereon shall be surrounded by 
the words. New Hampshire State Board of Agriculture, in 
the place of the words, " Sigillum Reipublicaj Neo Hantonien- 
sis. 1784." surrounding the device of said seal of state. Every 
certificate or other official paper executed by the secretary of 
the state board of agriculture, in pursuance of any authority 
conferred by law, and bearing his seal of office, shall be received 
as evidence, and may be recorded in the proper recording 
offices in the same manner and with like effect as a deed legally 
acknowledged and proved, and copies of papers and records in 
his office, so authenticated, shall be received as evidence with 
the same effect as the records and files of his office. 

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

[Approved February 5, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters 10, 11. 



11 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 79 OP THE LAWS OF 1899 ENTITLED " AN 
ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO 
THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING COURTS OF PROBATE WITHIN AND 
FOR THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON." 



Section 
1. Terms of probate court in Grafton 
county. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 1 of said act is hereby amended by Ten 
riking out the word " August" in the fourth line and insertincf Grai 



rms of pro 

Striking out the word " August" m the fourth hne and inserting Grafton 
after the word "November" in the hfth Hne the words, and the '''^^"^^y 
fourth Tuesday of July, so that the section as amended shall read : 
Section 1. Section 9 of said chapter is hereby amended so 
as to read as follows : For the county of Grafton at Lebanon 
on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October; at 
Plj^mouth on the second Tuesday of February, May and 
November and the fourth Tuesday of July ; at Woodsville on 
the third Tuesday of March, June, September and December ; 
at Canaan on the first Tuesday of June and December; at 
Haverhill on the first Tuesday of February, May and Novem- 
ber. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on. passage. 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 11, CHAPTER 79 OP THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1901, RELATING TO THE FISH AND GAME COMMISSIONERS. 

Sectiox 1. Salaries of tisli and game commissioners. 

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

Section 1. That section 11, chapter 79 of the Session Laws salaries of 
of 1901 be amended by striking out the whole of said section fish and game 

1 1 T • !5 ■ 1 1 • 1 1- 1 , • • 1 commission- 

atter the word " duties in the third line and substituting there- ers. 
for the following : and the chairman of the board shall receive 
as compensation for his services the sum of one thousand dol- 
lars per annum, and the two remaining members shall receive 



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Chapter 12. 



[1903 



the sum of eight hundred dollars each per annum ; so that the 
amended section shall read as follows: Sect. 11. Said com- 
missioners shall be paid their traveling and other expenses 
necessarily connected with the discharge of their duties and 
the chairman of the board shall receive as compensation for 
his services the sum of one thousand dollars per annum, and 
the two remaining members the sum of eight hundred dollars 
each per annum. 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 12. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 179 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO 
GUARDIAN'S OF INSANE PERSONS AND SPENDTHRIFTS. 



Section 
1. Who are deemed spendthrifts. 



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



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rc-p7'esentatives in 
Genei'al Coiirt convened : 



Who are 

deemed 

spendthrifts. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 3 of chapter 179 of the Public 
Statutes by inserting after the word '• debauchery," in the sec- 
ond line of said section, the words, inability to manage his 
affairs with prudence, so that said section as amended shall read : 
Sect. 3. A person who by excessive drinking, gaming, 
idleness, debauchery, inability to manage his affairs with pru- 
dence, or vicious habits of any kind, so wastes, spends, or les- 
sens his estate, or so neglects to attend to any business of which 
he is capable, as to expose himself or any of his family to want 
or suffering, or the town to which he belongs, in the judgment 
of the selectmen of the town in which he resides, to expense for 
the support of himself or any of his family, shall be deemed a 
spendthrift. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 93 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELATION 

TO SCHOLARS. 



Sectiox 
1. Compulsory school attendance of cer- 
tain children. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 14 of chapter 93 of the Public Statutes compulsory 
as amended by chapter CO TGI] of the Session Laws of 1901 is school attend- 

, , , . . -• ^ ance ot cer- 

hereby amended by inserting after the word "years" in the '^ain children, 
second line, the words^ or of a child under the age of sixteen 
years who cannot read at sight and write legibly simple sen- 
tences in the English language,jpo that said section shall read : 
Sect. 14. Every person having the custody and control of 
a child between the ages of eight and fourteen years, or of a 
child under the age of sixteen years who cannot read at sight 
and write legibly simple sentences in the English language, 
residing in a school district in which a public school is annuallv 
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 men- 
tal condition 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 sec- 
tion shall be fined ten dollars for the first offense and twenty 
dollars for every subsequent offense, for the use of the district. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] on passage. 



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Chapter 14. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 14. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 1, 3, AND 4 OP^ CHAPTER 72 OF 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE DISCONTINUANCE OF HIGH- 
WAYS. 



Section 

1. Higrhway discontinued, or made sub- 

ject to gates and bars. 

2. Assessment of damages from discon- 

tinuance or change. 



Section 

3. Proceedings for damages on petition 

to court. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Highway dis- SECTION 1. Amend section 1, chapter 72, of the Public Stat- 

continued, or , . . '^ . ,„ . , ^ ,. 

made subject utes, by inserting alter the word " discontinued in the nrst line 
bare! ^^ '^"^ of said section, the following : or may be discontinued as open 
highways and made subject to gates and bars, so that said sec- 
tion as amended will read as follows : Section 1. Highways 
in a town ma}- be discontinued, or discontinued as open high- 
ways and made subject to gates and bars, by vote of the town ; 
if they extend beyond the limits of the town, they may be dis- 
continued upon petition to the supreme court and like proceed- 
ings thereon as in laying out highways, 
damages^"* ''^ Sect. 2. Amend section 3, by inserting after the word 
" highways" at end of the first line of said section the follow- 
ing : or for the discontinuance of highways as open highways 
and made subject to gates and bars, so that said section as 
amended will read as follows : Sect. 3. On petitions for the 
discontinuance of highways, or for the discontinuance of high- 
ways as open highways and made subject to gates and bars, 
referred to the county commissioners, if they report for the 
discontinuance they shall assess the damages occasioned to any 
person thereby. 
For'dlunag^s Sect. 3. x\mend section 4 by inserting after the word 
on petition to " highway" in the second line of section 4 the following: or 

court, o */ o 

by the discontinuance of a highway as an open highway and 
made subject to gates and bars, so that said section as amended 
will read as follows : Sect. 4. The damages sustained by 
any person by the discontinuance of a highway or by the dis- 
continuance of a highway as an open highway and made sub- 
ject to gates and bars, by vote of the town, may be assessed on 
petition therefor to the superior court ; and like proceedings 
may be had thereon, and in the assessment of damages by the 
commissioners, as in the case of laying out a highway, 
onplssage^* Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



IHO:^] Chapters 15, IG. 15 

CHAPTER If). 

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

Section l. Administrator to apply tor decree of insolvency within one year; discretion 

of court to issue decree. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 11)2 of the Public Stat- Application 
utes relating to insolvent estates is hereby amended by adding insolvency to 
after the word " administrator" in the second line of said sec- yeaTf!iiscr"e"*^ 
tion the words, made within one year after the original grant lo'^issue^d".'^'^ 
of administration, and not afterwards, and by adding at the end c^'^*^- 
of said section the words, Provided, hozvever, that the judge of 
probate, upon' the petition of the administrator or executor, 
may, in his discretion, upon notice of such petition b}- publica- 
tion, decree that the estate be administered as insolvent, so that 
said section 1 when amended shall read and be as follows : 
Section 1. The estate of a person deceased may on appli- 
cation of the administrator, made within one year after the 
original grant of administration, and not afterwards, be decreed 
to be administered as insolvent, and one or more persons, not 
exceeding three, shall be appointed commissioners to examine 
and allow the claims of creditors against the estate. Provided, 
however, that the judge of probate upon the petition of the 
administrator or executor may, in his discretion, upon notice 
of such petition by publication, decree that the estate be admin- 
istered as insolvent. 

[Approved February 11), 1903.] 



CHAPTER 1(3 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF STATION LAKE IN THE TOWN OP 

SPRINGFIELD. 

Section | Section 

1. Name changed to Kolelemook lake. ' 2. Takes effect ou its passage. 

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

Section 1. That Station lake so called in the town of Name 

Springfield be and hereby is named Kolelemook lake. changed. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] on passage. 



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Chapters 17, 18. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE BODY OF WATER FORMERLY 
CALLED MUNSONVILLE POND. 



Section 
1. Name changed to Granite lake. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the name of the body of water lying in 
the towns of Nelson and Stoddard, and formerly called Mun- 
sonville pond is hereby changed to Granite lake. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 18. 



AN ACT RELATING TO DOMESTIC INSURANCE COMPANIES. 



Section 

1. Domestic companies must be licensed. 

2. Certain information to be furnished 

to commissioner. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Must procure SECTION 1. No insurance company organized under the 
licenses. laws of this State shall do insurance business unless it has 

obtained a license from the insurance commissioner authorizing 
it to do so. 
Tofurni.sh Sect. 2. Before license is granted to the company it shall 

mation. file with the insurance commissioner a certified copy of its char- 

ter and by-laws, a certificate giving the amount of capital paid 
in in cash, and a full statement, under oath of its president and 
secretary, showing its financial standing and condition in 
accordance with blanks furnished by the commissioner. The 
company will also furnish such other information in relation 
to its condition as may be required by the commissioner. On 
compliance with the foregoing conditions license shall be issued 
to the company. 
Takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passao-e. 

on passage. ^ » 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 19. 17 

CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 54 AND 58 OF CHAPTER 79, OF THE LAWS 
OF 1901, RELATING TO THE FISH AND GAME LAWS OF THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Fishing for trout, etc., as occupation ; 

penalty. 

2. Permission to sell lake trout revoked. 



bECTION 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 54 of chapter 79, of the Laws of 1901, Fishingior 
are [is] hereby amended by adding after the word " salmon"' the occupa«onr 
words, or lake trout, so that said section as amended shall penalty, 
read as follows : Sect. 54. If any 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 lake trout, or shall for the whole or any part of the time 
engage in the business or occupation of fishing for such fish for 
any other person, for gain or hire, he shall for every such 
offense be fined not exceeding fifty dollars ($50), or be impris- 
oned not exceeding thirty days, or both such fine and impris- 
onment. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 58, by striking out the words, Permission to 
"except that it shall be lawful to%ell lake trout during the revokel.^'^^''* 
open season," so that said section shall read as follows : Sect. 
58. If any person shall violate any provision of the three pre- 
ceding sections, he shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars 
($50) for each offense, or be imprisoned not exceeding six 
months, or both such fine and imprisonment, and all acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

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

on passage. 
[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



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Chapters 20, 21, 
CHAPTER 20. 



[1903 



AN ACT TO PUNISH EMBEZZLEMENT BY EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, 
GUARDIANS, AND TRUSTEES. 



Section 
1. Embezzlement by executors, guai'- 
dians, etc. ; penalty. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Embezzle- SECTION 1. If any person being the duly appointed or act- 

input of trust • • •/A o ^ f r 

funds; pen- ing administrator of the estate or executor of the last will of a 
^*^' person deceased, or guardian of any minor or insane person, or 

trustee, or other person acting in any fiduciary capacity shall 
embezzle or fraudulently convert to his own use, or fraudulently 
secrete with intent so to do, any money, bill, note or security 
for money, evidence of debt, or other effects or property what- 
ever, in his possession as administrator, executor, guardian, 
trustee, or in any other fiduciary capacity as aforesaid, he shall 
be fined not exceeding two thousand dollars or be imprisoned 
not exceeding five years or both. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

on passage. " 

[Approved February 24, 1908.] 



CHAPTER 21, 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR TAKING DEPOSITIONS OUTSIDE THIS STATE, AND 
DEPOSITIONS WITHIN THIS STATE FOR USE IN OTHER STATES. 



&ECTION 

1. Appointment of commissioner by 

superior court. 

2. Existing law applicable as tonotice. 

proceedings, etc. 

3. Powers of such commissioner in for- 

eign jurisdiction. 



Section 

4. Power in this state of commissioner 

appointed by foreign court. 

5. Rights under former laws not 

affected. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Appointment 
of commis- 
sioner. 



Section 1. Upon petition to the superior court, any justice 
of said court, either in term time or in vacation, may appoint 
some suitable person as commissioner to take depositions out- 
side this state, for use in civil causes pending in or returnable 
to said superior court. 



IJlOo] Chapter 22. 19 

Sect. 2. After the appointment of such commissioner, the Notice, pro- 

... 11 r 1 • 1 • . 1 r 1 • ceedings, etc. 

notice of the time and place oi taking depositions before him, 
the proceedings in taking such depositions, the certificates to 
be made by him, and all other formalities with reference to 
taking, filing, and using such depositions, shall be the same, 
so far as applicable, as are now provided by law for taking 
depositions in civil causes. 

Sect. 8. Said commissioner shall have and exercise all the i'owers of 

, , , , - , . . commissKnier 

powers conferred b\' the laws oi other states, territories, and in foreign 

1- • , • • • .1 ^1 jurisdiction. 

foreign countries upon commissioners or other persons author- 
ized to take depositions in said other states, territories and tbr- 
eign countries for use in causes pending in this state. 

Sect. 4. A commissioner or other person appointed bv any Power in this 

, . , \ ^ ^ . ^ J state of cam- 

court ot record of any other state, territory or loreign country, missioner ap- 

for the purpose of taking depositions in this state for use in civil Foreign court, 
causes pending in such court of record, shall have the same 
powers of procuring the attendance of witnesses to give deposi- 
tions before him, and of requiring the production of papers and 
the giving of such depositions, as are now or may be hereafter 
conferred by law on justices of the peace within this state with 
reference to depositions for use in civil causes pending within 
the courts of this state. 

Sect, 5, This act shall not atiect any right to take deposi- Limitation, 
tions as now provided by law. 

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

'^ " on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 11)03.] 



CHx^PTER -22. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ISSUE OF BONPS, COUPON NOTES AND OTHER 
EVIDENCES OF INDEBTEDNESS OF STREET RAILWAY OR OTHER RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANIES. 

Section 1 Section 



1. Bonds, etc., not to be sold at less than 

face value. 

2. Issuance and sale subject to control 

by railroad commissioners. 



3. Penalty for violation. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



J5c it enacted bv the Soiale and House of Represent atives in 
General Court convened : 

Section 1. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of Not to be sold 
indebtedness payable at periods of more than twelve months face*^vaiue!^ 
from the date thereof, and issued in accordance with the provi- 
sions of any special charter or general laws shall be sold or 
disposed of by a street railway or other railroad company for a 
less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the face value 
thereof. 



20 



Chapter 23. 



[1903, 



Subject to Sect. 2. All such bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of 

railroad com- indebtedness shall be issued and sold to bona fide purchasers in 
missioners. gu^j^ manner and subject to such restrictions as the board of rail- 
road commissioners ma}' prescribe, and no such street railway 
or other railroad company shall apply any part of the proceeds 
of said bonds for the original construction, or original equip- 
ment of its plant, except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 3. Any director or officer of a street railway or other 
railroad company who knowingly violates or disregards any of 
the provisions of this act shall be punishable by a fine not 
exceeding one thousand dollars or by imprisonment not exceed- 
ing one year, or by both fine and imprisonment. 
Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



Penalty. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 23. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8, CHAPTER 209 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM SERVING AS JURORS. 



Section 
1. Persons exempted from jury service. 



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



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



Persons 
exempted. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 3, chapter 209 of the Public Stat- 
utes be amended by adding the following words : except that 
firemen in towns of less than twenty-five hundred inhabitants 
as enumerated by the last United States census shall not be 
so exempt, so that said section, as amended, shall read as fol- 
lows : Sect. 3. The governor, secretary, and treasurer of the 
state, judges, and clerks of the courts, registers of deeds and of 
probate, sheriffs and their deputies, counselors and attorneys-at- 
law, ordained ministers, practicing physicians and surgeons, 
postmasters and their assistants, fire engineers, fire-wards, and 
firemen, and an}'^ person interested in the illegal sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors or renting buildings for that purpose, are exempt 
from serving as jurors, and their names shall not be placed 
on the list ; except that firemen in towns of less than twenty-five 
hundred inhabitants as enumerated by the last United States 
census shall not be so exempt. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters 24, 25. 



21 



CHAPTER 24. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 58 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO THE APPRAISAL OF TAXABLE REAL ESTATE. 

SEfTioN 1. Separated lands of same owner to be separately appraised and described. 

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

Section 1. Whenever it shall appear to the selectmen or separate 
assessors that two or more tracts of land which do not adjoin or separated ° 
are situated so as to become a separate estate have the same ^^"•i''^- 
owner, they shall appraise and describe each tract separately 
and cause such appraisal and description to appear in their 
invoice. 

[x\pproved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 44 OF THE LAWS OF 1893, RELAT- 
ING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OP THE FORESTRY COMMISSION WITH 
RESPECT TO PUBLIC PARKS. 



Section 
1. Regalatious for protection of state 
parks ; penalty for violation. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Chapter 44 of the Laws of 1893 is hereby Regulations 
amended by adding at the end thereof the two following sec- pa^rks'^*® 
tions : Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of the forestry commis- 
sion to make such rules and regulations as may be required to 
protect and preserve all lands which are acquired by the state 
under the provisions of section 4 from injury or disfigurement, 
all said rules and regulations to be posted upon said property 
and at two public places in the town or towns in which an}- 
part of such land may be located. Sect. (5. If any person 
shall violate any such rule or regulation of the forestry commis- 
sion, he shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars or be impris- Penalty. 
oned not exceeding six months. 

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

r 1 » on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



22 Chapter 2G, 27. [1903 

CHAPTER 26. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 23 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, 
ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A LABORATORY OF HYGIENE." 

Section l. Annual appropriation of $5,000 for laboratory of liygiene. 

£c it enacted by the Senate and HoiLse of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Annuaiappro- SECTION 1. Chapter 23 of the Laws of 1901 is hereby 

pnation OI i i i • i • ^^ r • . 1 • • • 1 

$5,000. amended by striking out all of section b and inserting in the 

place thereof a new section, as follows : Sect. G. The sum 
of five thousand dollars, or as much thereof as may be needed, 
is hereb\^ appropriated annually to pay the necessary expenses 
of said laboratory, the purchase of supplies, and such other 
incidentals as may be required, which sum shall be expended 
under the supervision of the state board of health, and all 
expenditures shall be audited by the governor and council. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 27. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 27, CHAPTER 154 OP THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE CALLING OF PROPRIETORS* 
MEETINGS. 



Section 
1. Proceeding in case of failure to hold 
annual meeting. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Proceeding if SECTION 1. That section 27, of chapter 154 of the Public 
fng not held!" Statutes is hereby amended by inserting after the word " acci- 
dent " in the first line, the words, or otherwise ; and by insert- 
ing after the word " reside" in the tenth line, the words, or in 
which such common lands are located, so that said section shall 
read as follows : Sect. 27. When by mistake or accident, or 
otherwise, the proprietors of common lands fail to hold their 
annual meeting, or where no mode for calling special meetings, 
is provided, three or more of the proprietors may apply in writing 
to any justice, requesting him to call a meeting. The justice shall 
thereupon issue his warrant, calling such meeting at such time 



1903] 



Chapter 28. 



and place, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, 
as he shall judge proper ; which application and warrant shall 
be published in some newspaper printed in the county in which 
a major part of the proprietors reside, or in which such common 
lands are located. The meeting thus called and holden shall 
be valid and when assembled shall be governed in all respects, 
according to the requirements of this chapter. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



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Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 2S. 



AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT IN RELATION TO BAIL IN CRIMINAL CASES, 



Section 
1. Respondent may recognize with sure- 
ties, or deposit money. 
12. Deposit held ixntil non-liability of 
bail certified to. 



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



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



Section 1. Whenever any person charged witn a crimmal Bail by recog- 

,-r • 1 11 1 • ■' .L • F X- ii 4. nizance or 

offense is ordered by a police court or justice ot the peace to deposit. 
furnish bail for his appearance at the superior court he may do 
so by recognizance with sufficient sureties or by deposit of 
money equal to the amount of bail required. 

Sect. 2. All moneys deposited for bail shall be held for the Deposit, how 
use of the county until the clerk of the superior court shall cer- 
tify that no liability exists against the bail. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its takes*eifTc*t 
passage. 

[Approved February 25, litOo.] 



on passage. 



24 



Chapter 29, 30. 



[1903 



Attendance at 
teachers' in- 
stitittes. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 92 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES IN RELA- 
TION TO SCHOOL BOARDS. 

Section I Section 

1. Attendance of teachers at teachers' 2, Takes effect on passage, 

institutes. 

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

Section 1. Section 21 of chapter 92 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by striking out all after the word " district" 
SO that said section shall read: Sect. 21. Teachers of pub- 
lic schools may attend teachers' institutes held within the state, 
as provided by law, not exceeding three days in any term or 
five days in any year, and the time so spent shall be regarded 
as spent in the service of the district. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT IN AMENDME.NT OF CHAPTER 82 OF THE LAWS OF 1897, 
CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION AND INSPECTION OF BALLOTS. 

Section l. Disposition of ballots cast for certain officers at biennial elections. 

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

Disposition to SECTION 1. Amend section 1 by striking out all of said sec- 
baiiots. tion and inserting the following : Section 1. Ward and town 

officers whose duties it is to receive and count ballots cast at 
biennial elections for United States, state and county officers 
and for supervisors of the check-list and moderator, shall 
immediately after the ballots are counted and sealed, deliver 
them thus sealed, to the city clerk or town clerk or a repre- 
sentative designated by such clerk, who shall without breaking 
the seal or otherwise changing the condition of the package 
deposit the same in the office of such cit}^ or town clerk, who 
shall keep said ballots for a period of sixty days. If any 
person for whom a ballot was cast and recorded at any biennial 
election shall so request in writing within said sixty days 
the clerk having the custod}' of the ballots shall forthwith 



1903] Chapter HI. . 25 

forward them to the secretary of state, who shall receive and 
preserve them until the next succeeding biennial election. All 
ballots remaining in possession of the town or city clerk shall 
be destroyed at the expiration of sixty days after an election. 

[Approved February 25, ll»Oo.] 



CHAPTER 81 




AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4 OP CHAPTER 96 OP THE LAWS OP 
1901 AND SECTION 6 OP CHAPTER 92 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO COURSES OP STUDY. 



Section 
1. " Higli school" or "academy" de- 
lined. 



Section 

2. Studies to be prescribed by school 

boards. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 9(5 of the Session Laws "High .school" 
of 1901 is hereby amended by inserting after " normal school " defined. ^'"^ 
in the fifth line of said section the words, including reasonable 
instruction in the Constitution of the United States and in the 
Constitution of New Hampshire, so that said section shall read : 
Sect. 4. By the term "high school" or "academy," as 
used in this act, is understood a school having at least one four 
years' course properly equipped and teaching such subjects as 
are required for admission to college, technical school, and 
normal school, including reasonable instruction in the Consti- 
tution of the United States and in the Constitution of New 
Hampshire, such high school or academy to be approved by 
the state superintendent of public instruction as complying with 
the requirements of this section. 

Sect. 2. Section () of chapter 92 of the Public Statutes as studies to be 
amended by chapters 40 and 50 of the Session Laws of 1895, is schooYboard^. 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " scholars " in the 
seventh line the words, and that the Constitution of the United 
States and of the State of New Hampshire be read aloud by 
the scholars at least once during the last year of the course 
below the high school, so that said section shall read : Sect. G. 
(As amended by chapter 40 and chapter 50, Session Laws 
of 1895.) They shall prescribe in all m.ixed schools and 
in all graded schools above primary, the studies of physiology 
and h3-giene, having special reference to the effects of alcoholic 
stimulants and of narcotics upon the human system, and shall 



26 



Chapter 32. 



[1903 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



see that the studies so prescribed are thoroughly taught in said 
schools and that well approved text-books upon these subjects 
are furnished to teachers and scholars, and that the Constitu- 
tion of the United States and of the State of New Hampshire be 
read aloud by the scholars at least once during the last year of 
the course below the high school, and may permit or prescribe 
the study of algebra, geometry, surve3nng, bookkeeping, phi- 
losophy, chemistry, and natural history, or any of them, and 
other suitable studies. School boards shall, annually, in the 
month of June or July, and at such other times as they deem 
best, hold an examination of candidates for certificates of qual- 
ification to teach in the public schools. Candidates shall be 
examined in the studies prescribed by law, or by the school 
board in accordance with law. Such candidates as pass an 
examination satisfactory to the school board, and present satis- 
factor}^ evidence of good moral character and capacity for gov- 
ernment, shall receive certificates of qualification signed by the 
school board, to continue in force not more than one year from 
the date thereof. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 32. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14 OP CHAPTER 264 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST THE POLICE OF 

TOWNS. 



Section 
1. Drunkenness prohibited. 



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



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



Drunkenness 
prohibited. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 14 of chapter 264 of the Public 
Statutes be amended by adding at the end of said section the 
following words : or to the disturbance of the peace, so that 
said section as amended shall read : Sect. 14. No person 
shall be drunk in a street, alley or other public place, nor 
in a privat'i building or place, disturbing his family, or to the 
disturbance of the peace. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



1008] 



Chapter 33. 



27 



CHAPTER 83; 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 94 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELA- 
TION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 



Section 
1. Superintendent of public instruction 
may issue school laws biennially. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter !U of the PubHc Statutes as J/S^'iaws^ 
amended by chapter 35 of the Session Laws of LS1I5 is hereby 
amended by adding the words, He shall have authority at the 
close of each biennial session of the legislature to compile and 
issue at the expense of the state an edition of the school laws 
with the session amendments, not exceeding two thousand 
copies, so that said section shall read : Sect. 2. The super- 
intendent of public instruction shall prescribe the form of 
register to be kept in the schools, and the form of blanks 
and inquiries for the returns to be made b}^ the school boards, 
and shall seasonably send the same to the clerks of the 
several towns and cities for the use of the school boards 
therein ; he shall receive, preserve, or distribute all state docu- 
ments in regard to public schools or education, and shall 
receive and arrange in his office reports and returns of school 
boards ; he shall investigate the condition and efficiency of the 
system of popular education in the state especially in relation 
to the amount and character of the instruction given to the 
study of physiology and hygiene, having special reference to 
the effects of alcoholic stimulants and of narcotics upon the 
human system, and shall recommend to school boards what he 
considers the best text-books upon those subjects and suggest 
to them the best mode of teaching them, and shall pursue such 
a course for the purpose of awakening and guiding public sen- 
timent in relation thereto as may seem to him best, and he shall 
biennially make a report, containing a concise abstract of the 
returns of the school boards, a detailed report of his own doings, 
a statement of the condition and progress of popular education 
in the state, and such suggestions and recommendations in 
regard to improving the same as his information and judgment 
may dictate. He shall have authority at the close of each bien- 
nial session of the legislature to compile and issue at the 
expense of the state an edition of the school laws with the ses- 
sion amendinents, not exceeding two thousand copies. 

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

^ -^ '=' on passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



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Chapters 34, 35. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMEiVT OP THE ACT RELATING TO THE TERMS OF 
THE SUPERIOR COURT IN GRAFTON COUNTY. 



Section 
1. Gontiiinances in tlie superior court 
for Graftou county. 



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



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



Continuances 
regulated. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 24, Laws of IDOl, entitled 
" An act relating to the judicial districts and to the terms of 
court in Grafton county," is hereby amended by adding at the 
end of such section the words following, to wit : but no contin- 
uance under the provisions of this section shall be permitted 
unless the case is shown to the satisfaction of the court, to be 
one which is actually for trial and in which a trial cannot be 
had elsewhere without serious inconvenience and expense to 
the parties. It is provided, however, that nothing in this act 
or in the act of which this act is an amendment shall affect the 
rights of parties under the rules of court heretofore prescribed, 
or which may hereafter be prescribed by the court relative to 
continuances of actions. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 35. 



Terms, when 
and where 
held. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATIVE TO THE TIMES AND PLACES FOR HOLDING COURTS OP PRO- 
BATE ; REPEALING CHAPTER 29 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1901. 



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



Section 
2. Takes effect May l, 1903. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 184 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by striking out all of said section after the 
second line and insertincr instead the following : For the 
county of Rockingham, at Exeter on the fourth Tuesday of 
each month except August and on the second Tuesday of 



1903] 



Chapters 3(5, 37. 



29 



February, April, June, September, October, and December; 
at Portsmouth on the first Tuesday of January, March, May, 
July, September and November ; at Derry on the first Tues- 
day of February, June, October and December ; at Raymond 
on the third Tuesday of May and November. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on and after the first day Jl^^l 
of May, 11)03. 

[Approved February 2.5, 1903.] 



fakes effect 
1903. 



CHAPTER 36. 



AX ACT TO PERMIT EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS TO RESIGN. 



Section 
1. May resign when judge of probate 
deems it proper. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



I^r if- enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Any executor or administrator may upon his May resign, 
request be allowed to resign his trust, whenever it appears to '*^'''^"- 
the judge of probate to be proper to allow him to do so. 

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

^ r o ,,n passage. 



[x\pproved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 37. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR OBTAINING THE TESTIMONY OF NON-RESIDENT 
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND AGENTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE CORPORATIONS 
AND THE PRODUCTION OF CORPORATE BOOKS, RECORDS AND PAPERS. 



Section 

1. Non-resident directors, etc., may be 

required to testify and produce 
books and papers. 

2. Siiperior court may issue order to 

compel attendance of such witness ; 
service of summons. 

3. Commissioner may lie appointed to 

take testimony. 



Section 

4. Fees of witnesses summoned under 

this act. 

5. If witness wilfullyneglectsor refases 

to appear. 

6. "Director," "officer," and "agent" 

defined. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Whenever any domestic corporation is a part}-, Non-resident 
whether as plaintiff', defendant, trustee, or otherwise, to an}^ be requTredto 
legal proceeding in this state before any court, board of com- t^^^^^^'- 
missioners or other lawful tribunal, every non-resident director, 
officer or agent of such corporation may be required to appear 



30 



Chapter 37. 



[1903 



Order of covirt 
to compel 
attendance ; 
service. 



Commissioner 
to take testi- 
mony. 



Fees of wit- 
nesses. 



Effect of wil- 
ful neglect or 
refusal to 
appear. 



"Director," 
" officer," and 
" a^ent " 
detined. 



and testify in such proceeding within the state or give his depo- 
sition for use in such proceeding before a special commissioner 
or commissioners within or without the state, and to produce 
all books, records and papers of such corporation or relating 
to its affairs in his possession or control so tar as the same are 
or may be material upon the questions involved in such pro- 
ceeding. 

Sect. 2. Upon the petition of any party to such proceed- 
ing, any justice of the superior court may issue such order as 
shall seem to the court to be reasonable and just requiring such 
director, officer or agent to appear and testify in such proceed- 
ing and, upon such order, the clerk of the superior court for any 
county may issue a summons requiring such director, officer 
or agent to appear and comply with the terms of said order. 
Such summons may be served by delivering in hand to or by 
leaving at the last and usual place of abode of the person sum- 
moned, either within or without the state, an attested copy 
thereof, and such summons ma}' require the person so sum- 
moned to produce books, records and papers as aforesaid in 
connection with his testimony. 

Sect. 3. Upon the petition of any party to such proceed- 
ing, an}^ justice of the superior court may issue a commission to 
any special commissioner, for that purpose appointed by the 
court, authorizing such commissioner to summon or cause to be 
summoned such director, officer or agent to appear before iiim 
and give his deposition for use in such proceeding, and such 
summons ma}' require the person so summoned to produce 
books, records and papers as aforesaid, in connection with his 
deposition. 

Sect. 4. Any witness summoned to testify before any tri- 
bunal or to give his deposition before any commissioner, in 
accordance with this act, shall be paid such fees for attendance 
and travel as witnesses are entitled to under the laws of the 
state in which the testimony or deposition is to be given. Pro- 
vided said witness shall be summoned to come from another 
state into this state, he shall be paid double fees for his travel 
and attendance. 

Sect. 5. If any such director, officer or agent shall wil- 
fully neglect or refuse to appear, produce books, records or 
papers, or to testify or give his deposition as required by such 
order or summons, the superior court in its discretion, upon 
notice and hearing may thereupon appoint a receiver to man- 
age and control such corporation until the reasonable and just 
orders of the court shall be complied with, and when such 
orders shall have been complied with, such receiver shall be 
discharged. 

Sect. G. The words "director," "officer" and "agent" 
as used in this act shall include all persons who may be direct- 
ors, officers and agents of such corporation at the commence- 



1!K);}] Chapter H.S. IM 

ment of the proceeding or who may become such during the 
pendency thereof, and all persons who may have the custody 
or possession of the books or records or papers of the corpora- 
tion. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved February 2(), lUOo.] 



CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO PREVENT CONTAM- 
INATED WATER BEING FURNISHED FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION. 



Section 
3. Takes effect ou passage. 



Section 

1. Board may prohibit domestic use of 

polluted water; penalty. 

2. Superior court has jurisdiction to en- 

force orders. 

^e it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7-esentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Whenever the state board of health, upon inves- jMay prohibit 
ligation become satisfied that a well, spring, or other supply of of polluted' 
water, used for domestic purposes, has become polluted so as to ait>\^' ^^" 
endanger the public health they are authorized to prohibit the 
person or corporation, owning or controlling said supply, from 
furnishing such water for domestic purposes, until they become 
satisfied that said water supply has been purified and made fit 
for domestic use. Any person or corporation official or agent 
violating the order of the board shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than one hundred dollars and not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars for each and every day they continue to furnish 
water for domestic purposes after the order of the board has 
been served upon them. 

Sect. 2. The superior court shall have iurisdiction in •'Superior 

y. . ^ . . i-,ii - court may en- 

equity upon application of the state board of health to enforce force orders. 
the orders of said board, issued in accordance with the provi- 
sions of section 1. 

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

i^ r t:s on passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 






Chapter 39. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 92, PUBLIC STATUTES, EELATING TO SCHOOL 

BOARDS. 



Section 

1. School boards to purchase flags ; pen- 

alty for neglect. 

2. Expenditure limited to ten dollars 

for each schoolhouse. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Purchase of 
flags; penalty 
for neglect. 



Expenditure 
limited. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Chapter 92 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
amended by inserting the following in place of section 8 
repealed by chapter 50 of the Session Laws of 1895 : Sect. 
8. They shall purchase at the expense of the city or town 
in which the district is situated, a United States flag of bunt- 
ing, not less than five feet in length with a flagstaff' and 
appliances for displaying the same, for every schoolhouse in 
the district, in which a public school is taught not otherwise sup- 
plied. They shall prescribe rules and regulations for the 
proper custody, care, and display of the flag ; and whenever 
not otherwise displayed, it shall be placed conspicuously in the 
principal room of the schoolhouse. Any member of a school 
board who shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions 
of this section shall be fined ten dollars for the first oflense, 
and twent}^ dollars for every subsequent offense. 

Sect. 2. Not more than ten dollars shall be expended for 
the flag, flagstaff" and appliances for any one schoolhouse, and 
the school board shall have the same control over its preserva- 
tion and display that it has over the other district property. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1903.]. 



1908] Chapters 40, 41. 33 

CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION NINE (9), CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED 
FIVE, OP THE LAWS PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1901, RELATING TO 
POLITICAL CAUCUSES AND CONVENTIONS. 

Section I Section 

1. Caucus act, where in force. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rej)resentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That section nine (9), chapter one hundred Caucus act; 
five (105) of the Laws of 1901 be amended as follows: In the ScT''' 
first line of said section nine (9), strike out the word " fifteen" 
and insert in lieu the word twelve, so that said section, as 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 9. This act shall be in 
force in all cities of twelve 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. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT EXPLANATORY OF THE POWERS OF THE COURTS IN REFERENCE TO 
THE FEES OF COMMISSIONERS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. Court may allow commissioners' fees 

in certain cases. 

2. Act applicable to pending cases. 



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



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

Section 1. The provisions of section 12, chapter 78, Laws Courtmay. 
of 1901 relating to the trial of cases by referees shall not be so fees!^ "^^^ ^^" 
construed as to restrain the court in its discretion from ordering 
the payment of the fees and expenses of commissioners or com- 
mittees by the county in cases in which a compulsory reference 
to commissioners or committees is provided by law and in 
which parties shall have actually tried such cases before such 
commissioners or committees under the requirements of any 
general or special law in such case made and provided. 



34 



Chapter 42. 



[1903 



Applicable to 
cases pending. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. The provisions of this act shall be applicable to 
cases now pending. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT TO REIMBURSE THE TOWN OR COUNTY FOR AID FURNISHED 

PAUPERS. 



Section 
1. Pauper aid recoverable against estate 
of person relieved ; how preferred. 



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



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



Pauper claim 
against 
estate; pref- 
erence. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Any town or county furnishing any assistance 
to any person within six years preceding his death shall be 
entitled to recover from the estate of such person the sum or 
sums paid out for such assistance the said claim to be a pre- 
ferred claim against his said estate after the payment of funeral 
charges, expense of last sickness and expenses of administra- 
tion, provided he leaves no widow or minor children living at 
his decease. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1903.] 



11103] 



Chapter 43. 
CHAPTER 43. 



35 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE TO APPOINT 
A STATE NURSERY INSPECTOR AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE PROTECTION 
OF TREES AND SHRUBS FROM INJURIOUS INSECTS AND DISEASES. 



Section 

1. Board of agriculture to appoint in- 
spector. 

'2. Duties of inspector; certificates to 
nurseries. 

3. Owners of nurseries to hold certifi- 

cate of inspection ; penalty. 

4. Owners fumigating with hydrocy- 

anic acid gas exempt. 



Section 

5. Nursery stock shipped into state to 

bear certificate of inspection. 

6. Inspector to determine season of in- 

spection, etc. 

7. Violations to be prosecuted by secre- 

tary of board of agriculture. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The state board of agriculture shall annually Appointment 
appoint some person qualified by scientific training and practi- ° i'^^p®^ ^^■ 
cal experience, to be state nursery inspector, and he shall be 
responsible to the board for the performance of his duties as 
prescribed in this act. The said inspector may appoint such 
number of deputies, not exceeding two, as he may deem neces- 
sary or expedient. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the state nursery inspector. Duties; cer- 

• . . . "^ tificate 

either personally or through his deputies, to inspect at least 

once each year all nurseries or places in the state where nur- 
sery stock is grown, sold or offered for sale, and if no danger- 
ous insect or fungous pests are found therein a certificate to that 
effect shall be given. If such pests are found therein the 
owner of the stock shall take such measures to suppress the 
same as the state nursery inspector shall prescribe, and no cer- 
tificate shall be given until the said inspector has satisfied him- 
self by subsequent inspections that all such pests have been 
suppressed. 

Sect. 3. Any owners of nurseries or of places in the state Nursery own- 
where nursery stock is grown, sold or offered for sale, who do certmcates; 
not hold an unexpired certificate of inspection after the first penalty, 
annual inspection made after the passage of this act, who shall 
sell or otherwise dispose of nurser}^ stock in the state, shall be 
subject to a penalty of not less than twenty-five nor more than 
one hundred dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 4. Any owners of nurseries or of places in the state Owners who 
where nursery stock is grown, sold or offered for sale, who wwufydrocy- 
shall fumigate with hydrocyanic acid gas all stock which they exeufpt.'^ ^'^'* 
sell, using at least two tenths of a gram of potassic cyanide to 
every cubic foot of space contained in the box, house or other 



36 



Chapter 43. 



[1903 



Nursery stock 
shipped into 
state to bear 
certificate. 



Season of in- 
spection, etc. 



Proseciitions. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



place wherein this fumigation is performed, which place shall 
be gas tight, and who shall expose the said stock to the fumes 
of this gas of the strength aforesaid for at least forty minutes, 
or who shall treat the stock which they sell by some other 
method approved by the state nursery inspector, and who shall 
make affidavit before a justice of the peace that all stock sold 
by them has thus been fumigated or treated, and who shall 
attach a copy of such affidavit to each package, box or car of 
stock sold, may be exempt from the provisions of sections 2 
and 3 of this act. 

Sect. 5. All nursery stock shipped into this state from any 
other state, country or province shall bear on each box or 
package an unexpired certificate that the contents of said box 
or package have been inspected by a duly authorized inspect- 
ing officer, and that said contents appear to be free from all 
dangerous insects or diseases. In case nursery stock is brought 
within the state without such a certificate the consignee shall 
return it to the consignor at the expense of the latter, or shall 
call the state nursery inspector to inspect the same : -provided^ 
however^ that any package or box bearing a certificate of fumi- 
gation which meets the requirements specified in section 4 of 
this act may be accepted as though bearing a proper certificate 
of inspection. 

Sect. 6. The state nursery inspector shall determine the 
season for inspecting nurseries and the forms of certificates to 
be given, but in no case shall he issue a certificate which shall 
continue in force after the first day of July next following the 
date of inspection. He or any of his deputies shall at all times 
have the right to enter any public or private grounds in the 
performance of any duty required by this act. The cost of said 
inspection shall not exceed three hundred dollars annually. 

Sect. 7. All parties violating this act shall be prosecuted 
by the secretary of the state board of agriculture. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters 44, 45. 
CHAPTER 44. 



37 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOVERNOR WITH THE CONSENT OF THE COUN- 
CIL TO CAUSE THE ORIGINAL MAPS AND SURVEYS BY THE TOWN PRO- 
PRIETORS OP NEW HAMPSHIRE TO BE MOUNTED AND PRESERVED. 



Section 
1. jMouuting and preservation author- 
ized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The crovernor, by and with the consent of the Authority 
council, is authorized to cause to be properiy mounted and pre- 
served the maps, surveys, and plans of the original town pro- 
prietors and the Masonian proprietors of the towns of New 
Hampshire in the custody of the secretary of state and the state 
librarian, and is authorized to draw his warrant for the pay- 
ment of expense thereof from any money not otherwise appro- 
priated to an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500). 

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

^ r o on passage. 

[Approved March 4, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 45. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO SMALLPOX. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Section 
1. Physicians to report; town officers to 
quarantine or report to state board 
of liealtli ; penalty for neglect. 

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

Section 1. It shall be the duty of every physician who Physicians 

, , ,-' -••ri.j-i.T- and town om- 

attends upon any person whom he suspects is intected with cers to report ; 
smallpox to immediately report the same to the health officers p®'^^^*^- 
of the town in which said person then resides, or if there be no 
health officers, then to the selectmen of the town who shall 
immediately quarantine such person and if there be doubt 
whether such person is suffering from smallpox, then said 
health officers or selectmen shall immediately notify the state 
board of health and request it to investigate the case immedi- 
ately. If any ph3^sician, health officer or selectmen shall neg- 
lect so to do he shall be fined the sum of one hundred dollars 
to be recovered by the health officers, selectmen or any citizen 
of the town in the name of the town and for the benefit of the 
town. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



38 



Chapters 46, 47. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 46. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE REGISTER OF PROBATE FOR 
THE COUNTY OF CHESHIRE. 



Section 
1. Anmxal salary to be : 



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



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

Ammaisaiary SECTION 1. The annual salary of the register of probate for 
the county of Cheshire shall hereafter be six hundred dollars, 
to be payable at the same times and in the same manner as it is 
now payable. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



Repealing 
clause: act 
takes effect 
ou passage. 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 51 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELAT- 
ING TO CEMETERIES. 



Section 
1. Certain cemeteries established by 
private enterprise under control of 
selectmen. 



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



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

Certain ceme- SECTION 1. Amend scction 2 of chapter 51 of the Public 

imder^ontroi Statutes, by adding at the end thereof the words, and any cem- 

of selectmen, etery laid out by an individual or corporation, and located 

within the limits hereinbefore named, in which all lots have 

been sold, and for the care of which trust funds are held by 

the town shall be under the control of the selectmen, so that 

said section as amended shall read : Sect. 2. No cemetery 

shall be laid out within twenty rods of any dwelling-house, 

store, or other place of business without the consent of the 

owner of the same, nor any enlargement of existing cemeteries 

within twenty rods, except when the land so laid out is at a 

greater distance from any dwelling-house, store, or public place 

* than the original cemetery for the enlargement of which such 



1903] Chapter 48. 39 

land shall be taken. And any cemetery laid out by an indi- 
vidual or corporation and located within the limits hereinbefore 
named, in which all lots have been sold, and for the care of 
which trust funds are held by the town, shall be under the con- 
trol of the selectmen. 

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

passage. on passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 48. 



AN ACT RELATING TO AGREED LINES BETWEEN ADJOINING OWNERS. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



Section 

1. Establishment of boundary line by 

agreement. 

2. Agreement to be in writing, signed, 

sealed, acknowledged, and recorded. 

Be it enacted by the Se)iate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Whenever the boundary line between the land Agreed line, 
or estates of adjoining owners is in dispute and the location of llshed^*^^ 
the same as described in the deeds of said owners or of their 
predecessors in title cannot be determined by the monuments 
and boundaries named in any of said deeds, the parties may 
establish said line by agreement in the following manner and 
not otherwise : The line agreed upon shall be surveyed and 
established by courses and distances and suitable and perma- 
nent monuments shall be placed at each end and at each angle 
of the boundary so agreed upon. 

Sect, 2. A writing, reciting that the parties signincf the Requisites of 

J. . . =• ^1 r.Li 1- • • !• 1 . ^1 • written agree- 

same are adjoining owners ; that the division line between their ment. 

lands is in dispute ; that the line described in their respective 
deeds or in the deeds of any of their predecessors in title can- 
not be located on the ground by reason of the loss or oblitera- 
tion of the monuments and boundaries therein named and 
described ; and containing a full and complete description of 
the line thus agreed upon and established, shall be drawn up, 
signed, sealed and acknowledged by the parties to the agree- 
ment before a justice of the peace or any other duly qualified 
officer having authority to take the acknowledgment of deeds 
and recorded with the registry of deeds for the county where 
the lands are located. 

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

r r & on passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



40 



Chapters 49, 50. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 49. 

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



Annual salary 
$1,200. 

Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $1,200. 



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



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7-esentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The annual salary of the judge of probate for 
Rockingham county shall hereafter be twelve hundred dollars. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 50. 



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



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $800. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Annual salary SECTION 1. The annual Salary of the I'udge of probate for 
Strafford county shall hereafter be eight hundred dollars, pay- 
able at the same time and in the same manner as it is now 
payable. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



1903] Chapters 51, 52. 41 

CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE SALARY OF THE REGISTER OP PROBATE OF 

COOS COUNTY. 



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $700; repealing 
clause. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the salary of the register of probate of Annual salary 

S700 * r©t)G£ll- 

the county of Coos shall hereafter be seven hundred dollars ing clause. 
pa3'able as now provided by law and so much of section 15 of 
chapter 2<S() of the Public Statutes as is inconsistent with this 
act is hereby repealed. 

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

^ " on passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 52. 

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



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $1,000. 



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



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

Section 1. The annual salary of the register of probate for Aunuaisaiary 
the county of Strafford shall hereafter be ten hundred dollars. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



42 



Auuvial salary 
$1,200. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Chapters 53, 54. 
CHAPTER 53. 



[1903 



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



Section 
1. Anmial salary to be $1,200. 



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



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

Section 1. The annual salaiy of the judge of probate, for 
Merrimack county, shall hereafter be twelve hundred dollars, 
said salary to be payable at the same time and in the same 
manner as it is now payable. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A MORE ECONOMICAL AND PRACTICAL EX- 
PENDITURE OF MONEY APPROPRIATED BY THE STATE FOR THE CON- 
STRUCTION AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. Governor and council to have gen- 

eral siipervision. 

2. Coos, Carroll, and Grafton counties a 

district. 

3. System of continuous ways contem- 

plated. 

4. Existing highways may be appropri- 

ated without liability. 

5. Certain roads designated as state 

highways ; private rights to be as- 
signed ; exercise of eminent do- 
main. 

6. State not liable for injuries received 

on such roads ; towns not liable to 
suit or indictment. 

7. Contracts to be awarded upon com- 

petitive bids. 

8. Civil engineer to be appointed; du- 

ties. 

9. Emergency repairs when competitive 

bids impracticable. 

10. Inspection of roads by engineer and 

others. 

11. Compensation of district engineer. 

12. Roads may be divided into sections. 

13. Survey and location of highway from 

the base of Mt. Washington to the 
Chase farm in Franconia provided 
for. 

14. Road to be surveyed and located in 

seven sections. 



Section 

15. Commissioners to secure conveyances 
or assess damages. 

Return of assessments. 

Commissioners to contract for and su- 
perintend construction ; compensa- 
tion. 

Width of road and character of con- 
struction. 

State to pay damages awarded. 

Towns not to be subject to suit or 
indictment. 

Existing highways may be appropri- 
ated. 
22. Appropriation for indebtedness in- 
curred by commission on Jefferson 
Notch road. 

Appropriation for improvement of 
Jefferson Notch road; how ex- 
pended. 

Specific appropriations for sundry 
highways. 

Compensation of engineers, etc., and 
land damages not chargeable to 
specific appropriations. 

Appropriation for road from Odi- 
orne's Point to Jenness Beach ; 
commission provided for. 
27. Specific appropriations for sundry 

highways. 
27 [28]. Repealing clause ; act takes effect 
on passage. 



16. 
17. 



18. 



21. 



23. 



24. 



25. 



26. 



1903] Chapter 54. 43 

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

Section 1. The jjjeneral supervision, control and direction Governor and 
of the business to which the provisions of this act relate shall pervise. 
be and hereby are committed to the governor and council. 

Sect. 2. For the purposes of this act the counties of Coos, Certain coun- 
Carroll and Grafton shall be regarded as a district. 

Sect. 3. The appropriations and expenditures on the part System of 
of the stale for the construction and improvement of highways ways^con^tem- 
in said district shall, so far as practicable, be made with refer- p^'*^*^^^- 
ence to a system of continuous ways designed, adopted and 
constructed to facilitate and increase the public travel to and 
from the mountain and lake regions in said district. 

Sect. 4. Any existingr roads or ways, now in use as public Existingiiigh- 

, . , 1 -^ , -i ^ ' • 1 1 • ,- • n ^ ways may be 

highways, located and being m the routes heremaiter specined appropriated, 
for construction, repair and maintenance, vc\-a\\ in the discre- 
tion of the governor and council, be taken and appropriated for 
the purposes of this act; but no liability shall thereby be cre- 
ated against the state or against any town for such taking and 
appropriation, and no compensation shall thereby become due 
or payable to any town, corporation or natural person having 
or claiming property, rights, or interests within the limits of 
such existing roads or ways now in use as public highways. 

Sect. h. The road which extends from the main road in Certainroads 

T ,T • • 1 1 1 r T^ 1 A 11 designated as 

Jenerson, at an intersection near the hotel oi rLthan Allen state iiigh- 
Crawford, to the Crawford House in the town of Carroll, known rights t'cf be* ^ 
as the "Jefferson Notch road"; the turnpike road, so called, trcife o^f'eml- 
extending from the base of Mt. Washington to the main road ^^^^ domain, 
running b}^ the Fabyans known as the Portland road ; the high- 
way proposed to be constructed in parts between the Fabyan 
House and the Twin Mountain House (according to surveys 
on file in the office of the secretary of state), and the parts of 
the existing highways which shall connect with and make said 
parts above mentioned continuous between the easterly termi- 
nus of the Mt. Washington turnpike road, so called, and the 
northerly terminus of the McCann road, so called, which leads 
southerly from the Twin Mountain House towards the Beth- 
lehem line ; the road proposed to be constructed from a point 
on said Portland road near the Twin Mountain House, where 
the Portland road is intersected by the road leading to the house 
of one John McCann and thence to the Profile House (provided 
an appropriation for the construction of said road from said 
McCann road to the Profile golf links on the Chase farm, so 
called, shall be made b}' this act and not otherwise) ; the main 
road from the height of land in Franconia leading through the 
Franconia Notch to North Woodstock ; and the Notch road 
leading from the point of intersection of the Mt. Washington 



44 Chapter 54. [1903 

turnpike, so called, with the said Portland road in Carroll to 
the line of the town of Bartlett shall be state highways and 
shall be constructed and maintained by the state, provided that 
parties over whose unappropriated lands the same ma}- pass, 
or who have any kind of proprietorship in said roads or high- 
ways or any part of them, shall, on terms satisfactory to the 
governor and council, assign the right of way for said high- 
ways to the state, or such rights of way shall be duly appropri- 
ated by the state under due procedure in the exercise of the 
right of eminent domain. Any taking by the state of lands 
necessary for the purposes of this act shall be by proceedings 
the same as are provided for the laying of highways to public 
waters. 
§ff*e "ot Ha- Sect. 6. No claim shall accrue or exist acjainst the state, 

Die for inju- , . , .... =•.,., ' 

ries; towns and no action be maintained affainst any town in which a road 

not liable to ••^,i i-i,i ir • • ■, 

suit or indict- IS Situated Oil which the work oi construction is done or repairs 

^^^ ' made, in whole or in part, at the expense of the state, for or 

on account of any injury to person or property on any such 
road ; nor shall any indictment or information be maintained 
against any town on account of the condition of such road, 
be awarded on ^ECT. 7. The work of Construction and repair on the high- 
cpmpetitive ways and roads aforesaid, so far as the same may be done by 
the state (unless for some special reason such course is imprac- 
ticable) shall be by contract upon specifications furnished by a 
state engineer and upon competition by responsible contractors, 
and the person to whom any contract shall be awarded shall be 
required to give adequate security by bond or deposit for the 
faithful performance of any contract awarded to him. 
toloelirooi^^t^ Sect. 8. The governor and council shall designate and 
ed; duties. appoint a Competent civil engineer, for said district, who shall 
make specifications for any and all work to be done on high- 
ways and roads in said district for which the state shall, either 
in whole or part, provide the expense of construction or main- 
tenance. Said engineer shall also supervise the work done, on 
said highways, either in whole or in part at the expense of the 
state, at the time such work is in progress, and at its completion, 
examine it to ascertain whether it shall have been done in accord- 
ance with the requirements of the contract. He shall also make 
full and detailed report to the governor and council as to the 
amount, character, and quality of the work done and as to 
whether the requirements of the contract have been fulfilled in 
each case, 
rep^afrl^whra Sect. 9. In case of sudden emergencies and on occasions 
biS^mpracti-'^^''^^ repairs are required on the state roads or those on which 
cable. the state authorizes expenditures in said district, and in case 

the procurement of contracts therefor by competition is imprac- 
ticable, the governor and council may authorize emergency 
repairs, without requiring competitive bids for the same ; but 
in no instance shall any work or expenditure on said highways 



1903] Chapter 54. 45 

or roads be a charge against the state unless it shall be done by 
contract authorized by the governor and council and unless it 
shall have been inspected and approved by the engineer ap- 
pointed as aforesaid. 

Sect. 10. The governor and council may require the state inspection by 
highway engineer, and may appoint any other person or per- otWers.*''^' *°^ 
sons, from time to time, personally to traverse the highways 
and roads which are made state highways and those upon 
which the state may make expenditures in said district for the 
purpose of ascertaining the condition thereof, and to make rec- 
ommendations as to what may, from time to time, be found 
necessary, or expedient for their repair and improvement. 

Sect. 11. The compensation of said district enfjineer shall Compeusa-_ 

1,-111 1 •! 1 1 11 11 tion of engi- 

be hxed by the governor and council, and shall cover only the neer. 
time in which he may be actually employed in the business of 
the state and his actual expenses incurred in performance of 
the duties of his office. The accounts of said engineer shall be 
audited by the governor and council and the amount found due 
paid out of the treasury of the state upon the governor's war- 
rant. 

Sect. 12. The governor and council are authorized in their Division of 

,. . ,..,=', 1 .... . . roads into 

discretion to divide the roads named in this act into sections, or sections. 
to group separate roads, or parts of roads, 'as considerations of 
efficiency and economy in the execution of the work of con- 
struction, repair, and maintenance may require. 

Sect. 13. The governor with the advice of the council, foca^f^n^of^ 
shall appoint a commission of three persons to survey and highway from 
locate a highway beginning at a point in Thompson and Washington 

AT J -D u ^ • 4.U V,* 4: O ■ • 1 • u to the Chase 

Meserve s Purchase, a place in the county of L-oos, which farm in Fran- 
is the easterly terminus of the highway leading from Fabyans "^o^^^- 
to the base of Mt. Washington, and which is known as the 
Mt. Washington turnpike ; thence over the line of said turnpike 
road, as it now exists, to the point of its intersection with the 
Portland road, so called, near the Fabyan House in that part 
of Carroll known as Nash & Sawyer's Location ; thence west- 
erly on and over said Portland road, so called, to a point therein 
marked by an iron rod driven in the ground in the traveled 
part of said road, with stakes driven in the ground on each side 
of the road at that point as witnesses, each marked with the 
letter "A" ; thence crossing the Ammonoosuc river to the south- 
erly side thereof, and westerly along the southerly side, and 
again crossing said river to a point in said Portland road 
marked by an iron driven in the ground in the traveled part 
of the road with stakes driven in the ground on each side of the 
road as witnesses, each marked with the letter " B": the dis- 
tance between said point marked "A" and " B " being two hun- 
dred and ninety-four (294) rods ; thence westerly on and over 
said Portland road in a westerly direction to a point therein 
marked by an iron driven in the ground in the traveled part of 



46 Chapter 54. [1903 

the road, with stakes driven in the ground on each side thereof 
as witnesses, each marked with a letter " C "; thence crossing 
said river to the southerly side thereof and continuing along the 
southerly side, and again crossing the river to a point in said 
Portland road, easterly of the railroad bridge and easterl}' of 
the Twin Mountain House, which point is marked by an iron 
driven in the ground in the traveled part of said road, with 
stakes driven in the ground on each side thereof as witnesses, 
each marked with the letter " D," the distance between said 
points marked " C" and " D," being two (2) miles and fifty- 
one (51) rods; thence westerly on said Portland road to the 
point of its intersection, near the Twin Mountain House, with a 
road leading southerly toward the Bethlehem line to a point 
therein, near the house of John McCann ; thence continuing to 
the Bethlehem line and across Bethlehem to the Franconia line, 
and thence in Franconia to a point marked by a stake in the 
existing highway in front of a club-house on the Chase farm, 
so called, at the highway which leads from that point in one 
direction to the Profile House and in the other direction to the 
village of Franconia, the distance from the point of intersection 
with said McCann road to the point marked as aforesaid on the 
Chase farm being eight and thirty-two one hundredths (8 32- 
100) miles. 

The commissioners shall be appointed and commissioned on 
or before April 1st, and shall make said survey, and shall locate 
said highways and niake return on said survey and location of 
said highways to the secretary of state prior to May 1st, 1903. 
ve^ed^and^Yo- Sect. 14. The Commissioners shall survey and locate said 
catediu seven road in sections or parts, that part from the base of Mt. Wash- 
ington to said point marked "A" in the Portland road being 
one section or part ; the next section being that extending from 
the point marked "A" to the point marked " B " ; the third sec- 
tion being that between the points marked "B" and that 
marked " C " on the Portland road ; the fourth being that be- 
tween the point marked " C " and the point marked " D " along 
the Portland road and over the McCann road to the terminus 
thereof; the sixth section being one extending from the termi- 
nus of said McCann road to the Franconia line, and the sev- 
enth section being one extending tVom the Franconia line to the 
terminus above described on the said Chase farm. The loca- 
tion of said roads described in section thirteen (13) of this act, 
not heretofore constructed shall be shown by plans thereof to 
be filed in the office of the secretary of state. 
Commission- Sect. 15. After making the survey and location of said 
conveyances roads described in section thirteen (13) of this act and makinpf 

or assess dam- , ^i r ^ ,i r • i i • i i ^ 

ages. a return thereof to the secretary of state, as provided m the last 

preceding section, the commissioners may secure from the re- 
spective owners thereof a conveyance, or conveyances, to the 
state, of the fee or an easement in the land covered by such 



11)03] Chapter 54. 47 

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 assess the dam- 
ages sustained by such owaiers of land or property so taken 
upon giving such owners notice of a hearing upon the question 
of such damages, at least ten days before hearing thereon, in 
the manner in which notice is given by selectmen of a hearing 
for the assessment of damages for land taken for highways 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 the selectmen. 

Sect. 16. The commissioners shall make return of any Return of 

"" ISSGSSlUGlltS 

assessment of damages by them made, within ten days after '" ' 
hearing thereon, to the secretary of state, and the clerk of the 
superior court in the county in which the land is located ; and 
such assessment or assessments must be made and completed, 
and return thereof made as before provided, on or before July 
1st, 1903. 

Sect. 17. The commissioners appointed as aforesaid shall Commissiou- 

- , . , , '^ \ , ers to contract 

act as agents of the state, with authority to make a contract or for and super- 
contracts with the lowest responsible bidder or bidders for the struction" 
construction of the whole or any part of each section of said tfouJ'*^"*^*' 
road, described in section thirteen (13) of this act, such contract 
or contracts to be in the names of such agents and subject to 
the approval of the governor ; and such agents shall be author- 
ized and required to superintend the construction of said road 
and all parts thereof, to ascertain that the same is being con- 
structed and has been completed in accordance with the terms 
of the contract or contracts therefor. It is provided, however, 
that the agents thus appointed and commissioned, for the pur- 
pose of making contracts for, and superintending the construc- 
tion of said road, shall be paid such compensation for their 
services and expenses as the governor and council shall deem 
just and reasonable. It is further provided that only five thou- 
sand dollars ($5,000) of the amount appropriated under the 
provisions of section twenty-four (24) of this act for the con- 
struction of the roads described in section thirteen (13) of this 
act shall be employed or expended in the construction of said 
proposed road between said McCann road in Carroll and said 
Chase farm in Franconia. It is also further provided that the 
construction of a highway for the passage of vehicles over said 
last named section of said route is not authorized or provided 
for by this act, but this act shall not be so construed as to pre- 
vent the construction of a carriage road over said route at the 
expense of other parties than the state. 

Sect. 18. The contract, or contracts, herein authorized Width of road 

, , , • 1 r 1 • r 1 / 1 ^"(i character 

shall provide lor the construction of a road, (except on the sec- of construc- 
tions between the McCann road and the Chase place), the 



48 



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[1903 



Land dam- 
ages payable 
by state. 



Towns not 
liable to suit 
or indictment. 



Existing high- 
ways may be 
appropriated. 



Indebtedness 
incurred by 
Jefferson 
Notch road 
commission. 



traveled part of which shall be of suitable width at all points 
for the convenient passage of teams meeting and going in 
opposite directions, with thoroughly made road-bed, suitably 
ballasted for permanent use and wear for all kinds of vehicles 
which may lawfully be used on the public highways. The 
work when completed to be to the satisfaction of the governor 
and the agents appointed as aforesaid and. of the state engineer, 
if one shall be appointed and designated by law for the super- 
vision of this business. Upon satisfactory proof that any sec- 
tion of said highway shall have been completed and approved 
in the manner aforesaid by the contractor, or contractors, the 
amount required by the contract is hereby appropriated for the 
purpose aforesaid, and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for said sum upon any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 19. The sums awarded to owners of land taken for 
said road or any part thereof by the commissioners, as afore- 
said, shall be paid by the governor by his warrant drawn upon 
the treasur}^ from any money therein not otherwise appropri- 
ated. 

Sect. 20. No claim shall accrue, or exist, and no action 
shall be maintained against any town through which said high- 
way, extending from the base of Mt. Washington to the Chase 
place in Franconia over the route above described shall pass, 
nor shall any indictment or information be maintained against 
any town on account of the condition of said road. 

Sect. 21. Any existing roads and highways now in use as 
public highways, located in the route selected for the highway 
aforesaid, may be taken and appropriated for the purposes 
of sections 13 to 20 of this act both inclusive ; but no liability 
shall thereby be created against the state, or against any town, 
for such taking and appropriation, and no compensation shall 
thereby become due or payable to any town, corporation, or 
natural person having or claiming property, rights, or interests 
within the limits of such existing roads or ways now in use as 
public highways. 

Sect. 22. For the liquidation of the indebtedness of the 
commission appointed under the provisions of "An act to pro- 
vide for the survey, location and construction of the Jefferson 
Notch road, in Jefferson, Low and Burbank's Grant, Craw- 
ford's Purchase, and Bean's Purchase," approved March 22, 
1901, incurred for moneys actually raised on the personal 
credit of the members of said commission and actually ex- 
pended in the construction of said highway, a sum not exceed- 
ing four thousand dollars, ($4,000) or so much thereof as the 
governor and council may find necessary for the purpose, is 
hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 



1903] Chapter 54. 49 

Sect. 23. Inasmuch as said highway, now known as the ^,nmprove^" 
Jefferson Notch road, requires certain additional improvements '.';'*"'' ^i'^®^: 
by widening the traveled parts thereof, by ballasting it with ro;id. 
gravel or other appropriate and durable material, and by eflect- 
ing drainage at numerous places on said highway to obviate 
damafjinir and obstructive collections of water in it, so much of 
the sum appropriated hereinafter by the provisions of sub-sec- 
tion (1) of section twenty-four (24) of this act, as in the opinion 
of the commission having the business in charge may be neces- 
sary for the purposes and uses stated in this section not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars ($10,000) may be applied thereto, 
and said sum shall be expended under the general supervision 
of the governor and council, by the commission appointed under 
the provisions of section thirteen (13) of this act, and in the 
same manner as respects the work required being done by 
contract by responsible parties upon competitive bids, and as 
respects all other official acts and operations of said commis- 
sion on said highway, as required by the foregoing provisions 
of this act. 

Sect. 24. Subject to the foregoing provisions and regula- specific.ap- 
tions, the following sums shall be, and are hereby appropriated lor^umky ^ 
for the construction and repair of the highways as hereinafter Wghways. 
specitied, viz : — 

(1) The sum of thirty-two thousand dollars ($32,000) for the 
completion of the highway from the Ethan Allen Crawford 
place in Jefferson to the Crawford House near the White Moun- 
tain Notch, known as the Jefferson Notch road ; and for the 
construction of the highways in the town of Carroll described 
in section thirteen (13) of this act as being between point "A" 
and point "B," and between point "C" and point " D," all of 
the four points marked, as aforesaid, by the letters " A," " B," 
" C," and "D," being in the Portland road, so called ; and for 
making a roadway from the McCann road in the town of Car- 
roll to the Chase place in the town of Franconia, also described 
in section thirteen (13) of this act. 

(2) The sum of eighteen hundred dollars ($1,800) for the 
construction, changing, and repairs of the highway in Dixville 
Notch, in continuation of the same work begun under the pro- 
visions of the joint resolution, approved March 21, 1901, (Laws 
of 1901, page'644). 

(3) The sum of fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) for the 
construction of the new hill road, to be a substitute for the exist- 
ing road leading in the town of Errol to Wentworth's Location, 
provided other parties shall contribute the sum of one thousand 
dollars ($800) for the same purpose. 

(4) The sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the con- 
struction and repairs of the Moosilauke road in the town of 
Woodstock, the said road having been commenced but not 

, completed upon appropriations heretofore made by the state. 

4 



50 Chapter 54. [1903 

(5) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the highway recently 
laid out and built by the state to Forest lake, in the towns of 
Whitefield and Dalton. 

(6) The sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of highways in 
the town of Dixville. 

(7) The sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for repairs of the highway in the town of 
Dummer on the west side of the Androscoggin river, thence to 
the north line of Milan. 

(8) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the highway on the west 
side of the Androscoggin river tVom the house of L. H. Grover, 
in Errol, to Dummer line. 

(9) The sum of six hundred and fifty dollars ($650) for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the highway 
in Green's Grant, Martin's Location, and Pinkham's Grant. 

(10) The sum of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the main 
road in the town of Randolph. 

(11) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each of 
the years 1903 and 1904 for the repair of the road between the 
Diamond ponds in the east part of Stewartstown. 

(12) The sum of two hundred dollars ($200) tor each of 
the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the highway from 
the Farnsworth place so called to the Second Lake House in the 
town of Pittsburg. 

(13) The sum of three hundred dollars ($300) for each of 
the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the road leading 
from the Crawford House to the Willey House, in the towns of 
Carroll and Hart's Location. 

(14) The sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) 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 1903 
and 1904. 

(15) The sum of two* hundred dollars ($200) for each of 
the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of that part of Pinkham 
Notch road which lies in the town of Jackson. 

(16) The sum of fifty dollars ($50) for each of the years 
1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the state road laid out to the 
lake in the town of Moultonborough. 

(17) The sum of fifty dollars ($50) for each of the years 
1903 and 1904, for the repair of the Sugar Loaf road, so called, 
on the westerly side of Newfound lake, in the town of Alexan- 
dria. 

(18) The sum of fifty dollars ($50) for each of the years 
1903 and 1904 for the repair of the North and South road, so 
called, in the town of Benton. 



11)03] Chapter 54. 51 

(19) The sum of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for 
each of the years ll>Oo and lt>04 for the repairs of the roads in 
the town of Dorchester. 

(20) The sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the Echo 
Lake and Notch road, leading from the Chase farm to the height 
of land in Franconia. 

(21) The sum of four hundred dollars ($400) for each of 
the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the road leading 
from the height of land in Franconia to the Flume House. 

(•22) The sum of three hundred and fifty dollars ($350) for 
the years 1903 and 1904, for the repairs of the highway leading 
from North Woodstock to the Flume House. 

(23) The sum of fifty dollars ($50) for each of the years 
1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the Brook road in the town of 
Groton. 

(24) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the Cardigan Mountain 
road in the town of Orange. 

(25) The sum of fifty dollars ($50) for each of the years 
1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the road in the town of Thorn- 
ton leading from the Mad River bridge, so called, to the Sand- 
wich town line. 

(2ii) The sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the highway 
known as the Warren road, that lies in the town of Woodstock. 

(27) The sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) for the repairs 
of the highway in Wentworth's Location for each of the years 
1903 and 1904. 

(28) The sum of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150) for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the main 
road leading from Colebrook to Errol Dam, to be expended on 
that part of the road which is in the town of Millsfield. 

(29) The sum of two hundred dollars ($200) for the repairs 
of the Nash Stream road in the town of Stratford. 

(30) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the " Hurricane Moun- 
tain " road, so called, leading from Conway to Chatham. 

(31) The sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the Sand- 
wich Notch road in the town of Sandwich. 

(32) The sum of one hundred dollars for each of the years 
1903 and 1904 for the repairs of the roads in the town of 
Albany. 

(33) The sum of five hundred dollars for the construction 
of a road from Saco River bridge near A. L. Hall's to the iron 
bridge near Upper Bartlett provided that the town of Bartlett 



52 



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[1903 



Compensation 
of engineers, 
etc., not 
chargeable to 
specific appro- 
priations. 



Appropriation 
for road in 
Rye ; commis- 
sion provided 
for. 



Specific ap- 
propriations 
for sundry 
highways. 



and other parties shall provide an equal sum for the construc- 
tion of said road and provided that thereafter said roads shall 
be maintained by said town. 

(34) The sum of five hundred dollars for the construction 
of a road from the terminus of the Tunnel Stream road, so 
called, in the town of Benton, to the High Street road near War- 
ren line, on condition that the towm of Benton and other parties 
raise and contribute an equal sum for the same purpose. 

Sect. 25. The amounts required to be paid as compensa- 
tion for engineers and for construction committees and the 
amounts required to be paid for damages to owners of lands 
taken for the new highways aforesaid under the foregoing pro- 
visions shall not be taken from the specific appropriations 
above mentioned but when audited and approved by the gov- 
ernor and council shall be paid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated upon the warrant of the gov- 
ernor. 

Sect. "2^. The sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated for the provisions of chapter 89 of the Laws 
of 1899, and to build that portion of the highway provided for 
by said act and not heretofore built, as shown by a report of 
Arthur W. Dudley, civil engineer, to the governor and council, 
and now on file in the office of the secretary of state, as lies 
between Odiorne's Point and Jenness Beach in the town of 
R^-e, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant 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. The governor and council are hereby 
authorized to make changes, in the location of said highway in 
said town of Rye, as maybe found to be necessary for a proper 
and economical construction of the same ; and in carrying out 
the provisions of this section, the governor and council are fur- 
ther authorized to appoint a commission consisting of three 
persons, whose duty it shall be to make such changes in said 
highway as by them may be found to be necessary. Said com- 
mission shall proceed in the matter, and have all the powers 
now conferred by law on selectmen of towns, town meetings, 
or county commissioners, as to the laying oui, changing loca- 
tion of and abandoning highways. 

Sect. 27. Subject to the foregoing provisions of sections 1 
to 12 of this act, both inclusive, so far as applicable to the local- 
ities and the subjects mentioned in the following sub-sections, 
the following-named amounts shall be and are hereby appropri- 
ated for the construction and repairs of the highways hereinafter 
specified, outside of the district named in section 2 of this act, 
which highways do now, or will when constructed, lead to, or 
from, public waters, viz : — 



1903] Chapter 55. 53 

(1) The sum of fifty dollars ($50) for each of the years 
1903 and 1904, for the repairs of the state road to Country 
pond in the towns of Newton and Kingston. 

(2) The sum of two hundred dollars ($200) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904, for the repairs of the Miller Park state 
road, so called, in the towns of Temple and Peterborough. 

(3) The sum of five hundred dollars ($500) for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904, for the construction and extension of the 
new Lake Shore road on the west side of Sunapee lake in the 
town of Sunapee, provided that the town of Sunapee shall 
appropriate an equal sum for the same purpose. 

(4) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100) to aid the town 
of New London in the repairs of the Lake Side and Soo Nippi 
Park highway in the town of New London. 

(5) The sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($250) for the 
construction of the Lake Shore road from Echo Point to Blod- 
gett's Landing on the east side of Sunapee lake in the town of 
Newbury, provided that said town shall appropriate an equal 
sum for the same purpose. 

Sect. 27 [28]. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with ^f.^^ll^^alt 
the provisions of this act are hereby repealed and this act shall takes effect 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 55. 



AN ACT m RELATION TO REPORTS AND INCREASE OF STOCK AND BONDS 
OF CORPORATIONS OWNING STOCK IN RAILWAYS. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause. 



Section 

1. Returns to be made to railroad com- 

missioners. 

2. Existing provisions as to issue of 

stock and bonds extended. 

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

Section 1. All corporations owning a majority of the stock, J^^^^e ^^q raif ® 
or operating, under lease or otherwise, railwavs in this state, road commis- 

' I -, r • 1 • /- • i" 1 1 r "1 sioners. 

shall make returns and furnish information to the board ot rail- 
road commissioners as to all their properties and business, and the 
provisions of the Public Statutes respecting reports and informa- 
tion concerning railroads, including the provisions of sections 
18, 19 and 22 of chapter 155 of the Public Statutes, shall be 
held to apply to all properties and business owned, leased or 
managed by such corporations, whether used or employed in 
railway transportation or otherwise. 



u 



Chapters 56, 57. 



[1903 



Existing pro- 
visions ex- 
tended. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Sect. 2. The provisions of sections 17 and 18 of chapter 27 
of the Laws of 1895 and of sections 1 to 4 inclusive of chap- 
ter 19 of the Laws of 1897, in relation to the increase and issue 
of capital stock and bonds, and the authority and duty of the 
railroad commissioners, in relation to such increase and issue of 
capital stock and bonds, shall be applicable to and observed 
by all corporations holding stock as provided in the preceding 
section. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 5(). 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO MILK AND BREAD TICKETS. 



Section 

1. Tickets to have detachable coupons. 

2. Penalty for second use. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



To have de- 
tacliable cou- 
pons. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. All persons selling tickets for bread, milk or 
cream shall use some form of coupon ticket which shall be 
detached by the purchaser as used, or, if single tickets be used, 
they shall be detaced, punched, or cancelled in some way at 
the time of sale and shall not be again used as a ticket. 

Sect. 2. Any person using such tickets a second time shall 
be fined ten dollars. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 57. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF A BOND FOR THE DEPUTY 

STATE TREASURER. 

Section l. Purchase of bond by state authorized. 

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



Purchase 
authorized. 



Section 1. That the governor be and hereby is authorized 
to draw his warrant from time to time for such sums as may be 
necessary, to purchase from a reliable surety company, the bond 



1903] 



Chapter 58. 



55 



required from the deputy state treasurer, and also to reimburse 
that officer for moneys ah^eady paid by him and his predecessor 
in that office, on that account. 

[Approved March 7, IHOo.] 



CHAPTER oS. 



AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE USE OF WIDE TIRES ON CERTAIN VEHICLES 
CONSTRUCTED BEFORE JANUARY 1, 1900 AND NOW IN USE IN NEW 
HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 
1. Tax may be abated if wide tires sub- 
stituted. 



SFX'TION 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The selectmen of towns and city assessors may Tax may be 
when in their opinion it is for the public good, abate a portion tires^substi-^^ 
of the tax assessed against owners of freight, express and farm ^^t^^- 
wagons, carts, coaches or carriages constructed before January 
1st, 1900, which are owned and in use in their city or town for 
the transportation of goods, wares, merchandise, produce, pas- 
sengers, or for general farm, freight, and express business, 
having tires less than three inches in v^\6.\\\^ prov ided the owner 
or possessor thereof will change the wheels on said vehicles so 
that the rims or felloes of the wheels used on a vehicle carrying 
more than two tons in weight, and less than four tons, shall 
be at least four inches wide ; for carrying more than four tons 
and less than six tons, so that the rims or felloes shall be at 
least five inches wide ; and for carrying more than six tons the 
rims or felloes shall be at least six inches wide, provided that 
the abatement shall not exceed five dollars in any one year for 
each vehicle, the wheels of which are changed as herein pro- 
vided, no more than fifteen dollars for anyone vehicle changed 
as aforesaid. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



5(3 Chapters 51), 60. [1903 

CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 95 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO 

NORMAL SCHOOL. 

Section l. Annual appropriation of $25,000. 

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

Auuuaiappro- SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 95 of the Public Statutes 
$25^)00" ^^ amended by chapter 51 of the Session Laws of 1901, be 

amended by striking out the word " fifteen " in the first line and 
inserting in lieu thereof the word twenty-tive, so that said sec- 
tion shall read : Sect. 8. The sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars is annually appropriated for the maintenance of the 
school, to be expended as the trustees shall direct. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 60. 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 153, PUBLIC STATUTES, CREATING 
SECTION 20 OF SAID CHAPTER. 

Section l. Majority of cliurch proprietors may tax pews for support of public worship. 

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

Taxation of SECTION 1. Chapter 153 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
fic^worsinp!^ enlarged by the following new section which shall be section 
20 of said chapter : Sect. 20. A majority in interest of the 
proprietors of a building used as a place of public worship may, 
by vote at a meeting called according to the regulations of .sec- 
tion 10 of this chapter, tax the pews proportionately for the 
maintenance of public worship and church services in connec- 
tion with such meeting-house. The amount to be raised and 
expended for such purpose shall be decided by a majority vote 
in which the rule of section 13 shall prevail. In the collection 
of said taxes the rules and regulations of sections 14 and 15 
of this chapter shall obtain. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter G1. 



57 



CHAPTER ()1. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CARE AND SUPPORT OF THE DEPENDENT 
INSANE BY THE STATE. 



Section 

1. To be cared for by state after Janu- 

ary 1, 1909. 

2. Removal of dependent insane to 

state hospital. 



Section 

3. Transfers to begin January 1, 1905. 

4. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



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

Section 1. The state from and after the first dav of Tanu- To be cared 

*■ "^ _^ for 1)V sti,t,p 

ary 11>09, shall have the care, control and treatment of all 
insane persons who are now cared for by the various counties 
at the county almshouses ; and no county shall hereafter estab- 
lish any asylum or other additional structure for the care of the 
insane, nor after said date maintain any institution for the 
insane, or be liable for the board, treatment, care or act of any 
insane person. 

Sect. 2. From and after the passage of this act, the state Removal to 
board o^ lunacy may order the removal of all such dependent state hospital, 
insane persons to the state hospital for remedial treatment as in 
their judgment seems proper, and such persons shall be sup- 
ported at the expense of the state from money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 3. After Tanuarv first, 1905, as rapidly as accommo- Transfers to 
dations can be provided, the state board of lunacy shall begm 
making transfers from the various county almshouses to the 
state hospital, of such insane persons as in their judgment seem 
most suitable, and all such patients, after their removal to the 
state hospital, shall be maintained therein at the expense of the 
state. Such transfers shall be made by the state board of lunacy 
pro rata to the population of the several counties. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. All on^passage! 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act repealing 
1 u 1 J clause. 

are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



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Chapters 62, (lo. 



[1903 



CHAPTER G2. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A BOUNTY ON HEDGEHOGS. 



Section 

1. Bounty of twenty-five cents each. 

2. Account of bounties to be certified to 

state treasurer. 



Section 

3. Attempt to collect fraudulent bounty ; 

penalty. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Bounty of SECTION 1. If any person shall kill a hedgehog within this 

ceirts!^^^*' state and shall produce the head thereof to the selectmen of the 
town in which it was killed, and shall prove to their satisfaction 
that such hedgehog was killed by said person, the selectmen of 
said town shall destroy the head so produced so that it cannot 
be offered again for bounty, and shall pay the sum of twenty- 
five cents for each and every hedgehog so destroyed. 
Bounties paid Sect. 2. The selectmen shall keep a true account of all 
to be certified, money SO paid as bounty under this act and upon presentation 
of such account, certified by a majority of said board of select- 
men to be just and true, to the state treasurer in the months of 
January and July, the same shall be paid from the state treasury 
to said selectmen, or upon their written order. 

Sect. 3. Any person producing to the selectmen of any 

town in this state for bounty, the head of a hedgehog killed in 

another state, shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10) or 

thirty days' imprisonment or both, for each head so produced. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



Attempted 
fraud; pen 
alty. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE STATE LIBRARY 

BUILDING. 



Committee 
provided for. 



Section 

1. Committee of five to formulate plans. 

2. Duties of committee. 



Section 

3. Appropriation for committee expense. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. His excellency the governor with the advice 
and consent of the council is hereby authorized to appoint five 
persons, only three of whom shall belong to the same political 
party, who shall constitute a committee to formulate a plan for 
the enlargement of the state library building. 



1903] Chapter B4. 59 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of said committee to make a Duties, 
careful examination of the best methods of making an addition 
to said building, obtaining such expert advice and the making 
of such plans in the premises as to them may seem necessary, 
and submit their report to the legislature of 1!»05. 

Sect. 3.- Said committee shall serve without pay for their ^^i™"^' 
services, but the legitimate expenses incurred for the employ- 
ment of experts, the making of plans, and the printing of their 
report, not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, shall be 
paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take eflect upon its passage. JnSslll?* 

[Approved March 7, 11)03.] 



CHAPTER 64. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 3, CHAPTER 42 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OF TOWN MEETINGS. 



Section 

1. Appointment of moderator to fill va- 

cancy. 

2. Appointment of moderator in case of 

absence. 



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



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

Section 1. Strike out all of sections 2 and 3 and insert in ^fPPf^^g^^^or 
place thereof the following: Sect. 2. In case of vacancy in to till 
the office, a moderator shall be appointed by the board of super- 
visors of check-lists of said town or ward where such board 
exists or by the selectmen of said town or ward where there is 
no board of supervisors of check-lists. Sect. 3. If the mod- abs'ence'^* 
erator is absent from any meeting or be unable to perform his 
duties a moderator fro tempore shall be appointed as provided 
in section 2. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^lauseVact 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect on its passage. o^^pastf|e* 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



60 ■ Chapters 65, QG. [1903 

CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 86 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN 
RELATION TO STATE AID TO INDIGENT DEAF AND DUMB, BLIND AND 
FEEBLE-MINDED PERSONS. 

Section i Section 

1. Annual appropriation of $14,000. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

prffiiT""' Section 1. Chapter 86 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
$14,000. amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof 

the following: Section 1. The sum of fourteen thousand 
dollars is annually appropriated for the support and education 
of indigent deaf and dumb and indigent blind persons of this 
state. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. ^ r ?-> 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER m. 



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

Section 1. Annual state tax of $300,000. 

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

Aiiiiu^i tax of Section 1. The sum of three hundred thousand dollars 
shall be raised annually for the use of the state for the years 
1904 and 1905, and the state treasurer is hereby directed sea- 
sonably 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 Januaiy session of the legislature in 1903; and the 
selectmen of such towns and places and the assessors of such 
cities are hereby directed to assess the sums specified in said 
w^arrants and cause the same to be paid to said treasurer on or 
before the first day of December, 1904 and 1905 ; 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 7, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 67. 61 

CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 4, 5 AND 9 OF CHAPTER 85 OP THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES ENTITLED " SUPPORT OF COUNTY PAUPERS." 



Section 

1. Pauper claim of town against county ; 

when to be presented. 

2. Affidavit of pauper or other person ; 

when to be made. 



Sectiox 

3. Liability of one county for relief fur- 

nislied by another. 

4. Repealing claiise ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 
Section 1. Section 4 of chapter <S5 of the Public Statutes Pauper claim 

"1" iir*i • r 1 ^ town 

is hereby amended bv strikmrr out all of said section after the againstcoun- 

. -^ ,„.•', ^ !• 1 • ,• • ,1 1 ty; when to be 

word " presented m the nrst line and inserting in the place presented. 

thereof the words, within thirty days after the expenditures 
were made, if the county commissioners shall require it, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 4. 
The account and vouchers shall be thus presented within thirty 
days alter the expenditures were made, if the county commis- 
sioners shall require it. 

Sect. 2. Section 5 of said chapter is hereby amended by ps^per/et*c! ; 
striking out the word " thirty " in the second line of said section ^ade*"*^^ 
and inserting in the place thereof the word ten, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 5. The over- 
seers of the poor shall take and transmit to the county commis- 
sioners, within ten days after the expenditures were made, the 
affidavit of every pauper on whose account they were made, if 
the pauper is capable, otherwise of some well informed person, 
as to the pauper's age, place of birth, places of residence, time 
of residence in each place, and the time when and place where 
he or any of his family have been relieved or supported. 

Sect. 3. Section 9 of said chapter is hereby amended by Liability of 

95 • 1 1 • 1 1 • 1 1 ^^® county to 

inserting alter the words " one year in the third line the words, another, 
within the last five years, and said section is hereby further 
amended by striking out the words " as soon as practicable" in. 
the seventh and eighth lines of said section and inserting in the 
place thereof the words, within thirty days, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 9. The county 
which shall have relieved any county pauper within one year, 
[or in which he shall have last resided not less than one year] 
within the last five years, shall be liable to the county in which 
he may afterward be relieved, if he has not resided in the latter 
county above three months at the time of his first relief, for all 
sums of money paid for his relief, support, or funeral : -provided 
a copy of the affidavit before mentioned shall be forwarded 
within thirty days to the county commissioners of the county to 
be charged. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^^^^fse^."a|t 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take eff'ect upon its pas- takes effect 

•^ ■* ^ "^ on passage 

sage. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



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Chapters (58, ()9. 
CHAPTER 6S. 



[1903 



Exemption 
granted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE SPANISH-AMERI- 
CAN WAR FROM PAYING A POLL TAX. 



Section 
1. Disabled veterans exempted. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



£e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7-al Court convened : 

Section 1. The selectmen in their discretion may exempt 
any soldier or sailor who served in the Spanish American War, 
and is disabled in consequence of such service, from pa3'ing a 
poll tax. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 128, CHAPTER 59, OF THE LAWS 
OF 1895, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO REVISE AND AMEND TITLE 13 OF 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO MILITIA." 



Section 
1. Powers of commander-in-chief of 
militia; annual appropriation. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



appropna 
tion. 



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

Powers of SECTION 1. Amend section 128, chapter 59, Laws of 1895 

in-chief of nii- by Striking out the word " thirty " in the sixth line and substi- 
litia; annual |-^ting therefor the word thirty-five, so that said section shall 
read : Sect. 128. The commander-in-chief is authorized to 
establish and prescribe such rules, regulations, forms, and 
precedents as he may deem proper, for the use, government, 
and instruction of the New Hampshire National Guard : and to 
carry into full effect the provisions of this title, he is authorized 
to draw his warrant from time to time for a sum not to exceed 
thirt3^-five thousand dollars annually for the expense thereof. 
He is also hereby authorized to make such changes and alter- 
ations in such rules and regulations from time to time as he 
may deem expedient; but such rules and regulations shall con- 
form to this act, and to those governing the United States 
arm}', and shall have the same force and effect as the provi- 
sions of this act. 

Sect. 2. This act to take efTect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



1903] 



Chapter 70. 
CHAPTER 70. 



(53 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DAILY PUBLICATION OF THE JOURNALS 
OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIV^ES. 



Section 
1. Daily legislative journals to be pro- 
vided. 



Section 

2. Certain existing laws not affected. 

3. Repealing claiise. 



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



Section 1. Five hundred copies of the iournals of the Daily legisia- 

, , ,- . 1 11 T • 1 • ,1 tive journals. 

senate, and house ot representatives, shall be printed in pamphlet 
form at the close of each legislative day and delivered to the 
clerks of the respective bodies on the morning of the succeed- 
ing legislative day before the session begins. Such journals 
shall contain all motions, votes, orders, and proceedings but 
shall not contain any remarks of members or words spoken for 
or against any pending question. To carry out the provisions 
of this act the clerks of the respective bodies are empowered to 
procure such stenographic and other clerical assistance as the 
president of the senate and speaker of the house of representa- 
tives may determine to be necessary, and the governor is au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for the payment of the expense 
for clerical assistance thus incurred out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed as repeal- notaffect^T 
ing any clause or section of chapters 4 and 5 of the Public 
Statutes which relate to the duties of the clerks of the senate 
and house of representatives and the preparation, printing, 
and distribution of the journals of those bodies, j)rovided, how- 
ever, that the public printing commission may arrange for the 
simultaneous publication of the daily journal and the session 
journal if practicable. 

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

t clause. 

are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 13, 1003.] 



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Chapter 71. 
CHAPTER 71. 



[1903 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO STATE OFFICIALS, COMMISSIONERS, TRUSTEES, 
OR OTHER PERSONS HAVING CONTROL OP PUBLIC FUNDS. 



Section 

1. Misapplication of appropriations and 

excessive expenditure prohibited. 

2. Personal liability for violation. 



Section 

3. Offending official to be removed. 

4. Not applicable to dissenting officials. 

5. Takes effect on passage, i 



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



Misapplica- 
tion and ex- 
cessive expen- 
diture prohib- 
ited. 



Personal lia- 
bility for vio- 
lation. 



Offending" 
official to be 
removed. 



Not applica- 
ble to dissent- 
ing officials. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. No state official, commissioner, trustee or 
Other person having control of public tunds appropriated by 
the general court shall use any part of such funds tor any other 
purpose than that for which they were appropriated, or expend 
any money or make any contract or bargain or in any way 
bind the state in excess of the amount voted by the legislature. 

Sect. 2. Any person who violates the provisions of this act 
individuall}^ or as a member of a board shall be held to be per- 
sonally liable for the amount of the excess expended, contracted 
or bargained above the appropriation. 

Sect. 3. Any commissioner, trustee or agent who shall 
violate the provisions of this act shall be removed by the gov- 
ernor and his or her successor shall be appointed in conformity 
to the law providing for filling vacancies in such positions. 

Sect. 4. Sections 2 and 3 of this act shall not apply to 
members of boards or commissions who do not aid in, sanction, 
or assent to its violation by other members of such boards and 
commissions, and who, when such violations come to their 
knowledge shall indicate their dissent by entry thereof in the 
records of the respective boards and commissions or in the office 
of the secretary ol state. 

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

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



1908] Chapter 72. 65 

CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 119 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE INSPECTION AND LICENSING OP BOATS, THEIR 
ENGINEERS AND PILOTS. 



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



Section 

1. Appointment of inspector and depu- 

ties. 

2. Tenure of ofldce. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of said act by striking out in Appointment 
the second line of said section the words "or more inspect- ^fufleputfes. 
ors " and insert in place thereof the words following, viz : In- 
spector and three deputies, so that said section as amended will 
read as follows: Section 1. The governor, with the advice 
of the council, shall appoint one inspector and three deputy- 
inspectors of electric, naphtha, gasoline, or steamboats, whose 
duty it shall be to inspect all such boats and the boilers and 
engines thereof, used for the carriage of passengers or freight 
for hire on an}^ lake, river, or pond in the state not subject to 
the authority in this respect of the United States inspection 
laws, or where inspections under such laws are not regularly 
made. 

Sect. 2. Said chapter 119 of the Public Statutes is hereby Tenure of 
further amended by adding thereto a section as follows : Sect. 
14. The inspectors and deputy inspectors appointed under 
the provisions of said act, as hereby amended, shall hold office 
for a term of two years from the date of the appointment of the 
inspector, and until their successors are appointed. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this Repealing 
act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its takesl^ffect on 

passage. passage. 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



66 



Chapters 73, 74. 
CHAPTER 73. 



[1903 



Authority 
granted. 



Appropriation 
of $3,000. 



Takes efifect 
on passage. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE MANAGERS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOL- 
DIERS' HOME TO PROCURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF WATER FOR 
THE USE OF SAID HOME. 



Section 
1. Authority to secure water supply 
wanted. 



Section 

2. Appropriation of $3,000. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The managers of the New Hampshire Soldiers' 
Home are hereby authorized to take such measures as may 
seem to them expedient to secure an adequate supply of water 
for the use of the Home and its members, and for the protec- 
tion of life and property against fire. 

Sect. 2. The sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) is 
hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasur}?- not 
Otherwise appropriated, and placed at the disposal of said 
board of managers for the above-named purpose, and for fur- 
nishing hydrants, piping and other appliances for obtaining a 
water supply at said Home, and that any portion of the appro- 
priation not found necessary to be expended for the above- 
named purpose, may be used in repairs upon the buildings and 
for the general purposes of the Home. 

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

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



Descent of 
real estate. 



CHAPTER 74. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 196 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE DESCENT OF INTESTATE ESTATES. 



Section 
1. Descent of real estate regulated. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 196 of the Public 
Statutes be and the same hereby is amended by striking out 
subdivisions ii and iii thereof, and inserting in place thereof 
the following : 

II. If there be no issue, to the father and mother in equal 
shares if both are living, and to the father or mother if one of 
them is deceased. 



1903] 



Chapter 75. 



67 



III. If there be no issue or father or mother, in equal shares 
to the brothers and sisters or their representatives. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1903.] 



Takes] effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 75. 



AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHWAYS AND HIGHWAY AGENTS AND STREET 

COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. .Removal of loose stones from high- 

ways. 

2. Placing loose stones in highways pro- 

hibited. 



Section 

3. Penalty for violation. 

4. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. Every highway agent and street commissioner Loose stones 
in this state shall cause all loose stones lying within the traveled to he removed, 
part of every highway in his town or city to be removed at least 
once in every sixty days from the first of May to the first of 
October in each year, and stones so removed shall not be left in 
the gutter nor upon the side of the traveled part of the high- 
way so as to be liable to work back or be brought back into the 
traveled part thereof for [by] the use of road-machines or other 
machines used in repairing highways. 

Sect. 2. No person shall deposit, throw, or place loose Placing loose 
stones in the traveled part of any highway or upon the side hjgifway^ pro- 
thereof, where they may be liable to work back or be brought ^"^i*®*^- 
back into the traveled part thereof by the use of road-machines 
or other machines used in repairing highways. 

Sect. 3. Any agent, street commissioner or other person, Penalty. 
who shall violate the provisions of this act, shall be punished 
by a fine of not more than ten dollars for each offense, which 
fine shall be paid for the use of the town in which the offense 
shall be committed. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^iautl^-"lfct 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its takes effect 
passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1903.] 



on passage. 



68 



^ 



Chapters 76, 77. 



CHAPTER 76. 



[1903 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE TREASURER TO TRANSFER CERTAIN 
SUMS OP MONEY TO THE LITERARY FUND FOR SCHOOLS. 



Transfer 
aiithorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Transfer of funds avithorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The state treasurer is hereby amhorized and 
empowered to include in the literary fund for schools to be 
apportioned to the various towns as provided by law for the 
year 1903 the sum of $5,566 72-100 which sum represents the 
amounts collected from certain savings banks of the state on 
account of delinquent taxes for the year 1900. 

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

[Approved March 19, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 77. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 10, CHAPTER 79 OF THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1901, RELATIVE TO DUTIES OF THE FISH AND GAME COMMIS- 
SIONERS. 

Section l. To issue pamphlet edition of fish and game laws. 

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



To issue fish 
and game 
laws. 



Section 1. Amend section 10, chapter 79 of the Session 
Laws of 1901 by adding thereto the words : They shall compile 
and issue at the close of each session of the legislature a pam- 
phlet edition of the fish and game laws, with the session amend- 
ments, suitably indexed, said edition not to exceed ten thousand 
copies, and a synopsis of such laws printed on cloth not to 
exceed one thousand copies. 

[Approved March 19, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 78, 79. (39 

CHAPTER 78. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROMOTION OP HORTICULTURE. 



Section 

1. Amiiial appropriation of $300. 

2. Annual account to be rendered. 



Section 
3. Annual report to be made. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in 
General Conrt convened: 

Section 1. The sum of three hundred dollars is hereby Annual ap- 
annually appropriated for the use of the New Hampshire Horti- $300!"'' 
cukural Society, to be expended under the direction of the state 
board of agriculture in promoting the horticultural interests of 
the state. 

Sect. 2. The societ}' shall annually, in the month of Jan- Annual 
uary, render to the governor and council an itemized account 
of the uses to which the appropriation of the year has been 
applied. 

Sect. 8. The secretary and treasurer of the society shall Annual rc- 
seasonabl}' make to the secretary of the state board of agricul- ^'°^ ' 
ture a report of the transactions of the society, which shall be 
incorporated in the agricultural report. 

[Approved March 19, 1908.] 



CHAPTER 79. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 3 OF THE LAWS OF 
1893, FIXING THE SALARY OF THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF BANK 
COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. Annual salary not to exceed $1,000. 

2. Increase applies to quarter ending 

March 31, 1903. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 3 of the Laws of 1893 Annual salary 
be amended by striking out the words " seven hundred and $i,ooo. 
fifty" in the third line thereof and inserting in place thereof the 
words, one thousand, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows : Section 1. The board of bank commissioners may 
employ a clerk in their office at a compensation not exceeding 
one thousand dollars per annum, to be paid from the state 
treasury. 



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Chapter 80. 



[1903 



^biT^^^^^" Sect. 2. This act shall apply to the quarter ending March 

31, 1903. 
Jn^pli^ssS* Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 19, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 80. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 162 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, FIXING THE SALARIES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF 
BANK COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. Anniial salaries to be $2,500 each. 

2. Increase applies to quarter ending 

March 31, 1903. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re^7-esentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Annual salary 
$2,500 each. 



When appli- 
cable. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 162 of the Public Stat- 
utes be amended by striking out the words " two thousand" in 
the second line of said section and inserting in place thereof 
twenty-five hundred, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 1 [4]. The annual salary of the members of 
the board shall be twenty-five hundred dollars each, payable 
quarterly from the treasury of the state. They shall be allowed 
in addition their actual traveling expenses incurred while mak- 
ing the examinations required by law. Their bills for such 
expenses shall be audited by the governor and council. 

Sect. 2. This act shall apply to the quarter ending March 
31, 1903. 

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

[Approved March 19, 1903.] 



1908] 



Chapter 81. 



71 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF PUBLIC STATUTES, CHAPTER 81, SECTION 2, 
RELATING TO TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COM- 
PANIES. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 
passage ; not in force wLere. 



Section 
1. Town and city officers to locate 
wires, etc.; mayor and aldermen 
may delegate power. 

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

Section 1. Public Statutes, chapter 81, section 2, is hereby Location^of^^^ 
amended by adding at the end of said section the following: and^ aldermen 
The boards of mayor and aldermen in cities are hereby author- authority. 
ized to delegate all or any part of the powers conferred upon 
them by the provisions of this section to such agents as they 
may duly appoint, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 2. Such person or corporation shall peti- 
tion the selectmen of the town through which the line will pass 
to locate the route thereof and grant a license therefor. The 
selectmen may grant a license for such time as they deem expe- 
dient, may from' time to time change the terms and conditions 
thereof, and may revoke it whenever the public good requires. 
They shall fix and state therein the size and location of such poles 
and structures, the distances between them, the number of wires 
to be used, and their distance above or below the surface of the 
hio-hw^ay. The boards of mayor and aldermen in cities are 
he'reby authorized to delegate all or any part of the powers con- 
ferred upon them by the provisions of this section to such 
agents as they may duly appoint. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing^ 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take etfect upon its pas- takefeff'e^it 
sacre, provided, that the provisions of this act shall not apply to ^,y^,'S^, 
any citj- in which special laws relating to the subject matter of where, 
this bill are now in force. 
[Approved March 20, 1903.] 



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Chapters 82, 83. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 56, CHAPTER 79 OP THE LAWS 
OF 1901, RELATING TO FISH AND GAME. 

Section l. Lake trout and land-locked salmon protected in Winuipesaukee and Win- 

nisquam lakes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene 7' a I Court convened : 



Lake trout 
and land 



Section 1. Amend by adding to section 56, chapter 79 of 
protecteci™*'" ^^ Laws of 1901, relating to fish and game, the words, except 
that it shall be unlawful to take from the waters of Lakes Win- 
nipesaukee and Winnisquam an}' lake trout or land-locked 
salmon between the fifteenth day of June in any 3'ear and the 
first day of January next following. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 83. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 107 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1901, 
RELATING TO THE INSPECTION OF MILK. 



Penalty for 
unlicensed 
sale; exemp- 
tion. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Skction 
1. Penalty for unlicensed sale; one 
selling product of his own cows 
exempt. 



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



Be it enacted by t/ie Senate and House of Re/presentatives in 
General Court convened : 

Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 107 of the Laws of 
1901 be amended as follows : by adding at the end of said sec- 
tion the words, provided however, that any person selling only 
the product of his own cows shall be exempt from paying any 
fee for such license, so that said section as amended shall 
read : Sect. 4. Whoever goes about in carriages or makes a 
business of selling milk, skim-milk or cream, in any such 
city or town, or offering for sale, or having in his possession 
with intent to sell, milk, skim-milk, or cream, unless a license 
has first been obtained as provided in the preceding sections, 
shall be fined not more than ten dollars for the first offense ; 
and for any subsequent offense he shall be fined fifty dollars, 
or be imprisoned not more than sixty days, or both ; provided 
hozvever, that any person selling only the product of his own 
cows shall be exempt from paying any fee for such license. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 84, 85. 73 

CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 17 OF CHAPTER '285 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE STATE PRISON. 

Section I Section 

1. Clothes and money furnished to dis- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

charged convicts. 

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

Section 1. That section 17 of chapter 285 of the Public ciotiies and 
Statutes be amended by striking out the word " three" and ei',ar|ed**ccHi-" 
inserting in place thereof the word ten, so that said section ^i^t«- 
as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 17. The warden 
may furnish, at the expense of the state, to each convict dis- 
charged trom the prison, a suit of clothes, decent and suitable 
for the season in which he is discharged, and a sum of money 
not exceeding ten dollars. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1003.] 



CHAPTER 85. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 59, CHAPTER 79 OF THE SES- 
SION LAWS OF 1901, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF BLACK BASS. 



Section 
1. Pike perch, white perch, and black 
bass protected; penalty. 



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



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

Section 1. If any person shall take or kill any pike perch Pike perch, 
or white perch, in any of the waters of this state, except tide audWack^bass 
waters, during the months of May and June in any year, or penal^j?'^' 
black bass during the month of Ma}', he shall be fined ten dol- 
lars ($10) for each fish so taken or killed, or be imprisoned 
sixtv davs, or both. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereb}' repealed. This act shall take effect upon its pas- tik"s\'ffect 

Saffe. on passage 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



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Chapters 8G, 87. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 8(5. 

X / AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 46, SESSION LAWS OF 1895, 

RELATING TO ANNUAL ENUMERATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. 



Section 
1. Annual enumeration and report by 
truant officers. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 



Annual enu- 
meration by 
triiant offi- 
cers. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 46 Session Laws 
of 1895 by striking out the word "April" in the third line of sec- 
tion 1, and inserting the word October in its place, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. Truant 
officers or agents appointed by school boards of cities and towns 
shall annually, in the month of October, make an enumeration 
of the children of each sex, between the ages of five and sixteen 
years, in their town or city, giving such items in regard to each 
child as ma}^ be required by the school board or the state 
superintendent of public instruction, and shall make a report to 
the school board thereof within fifteen days after the comple- 
tion. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1908.] 



CHAPTER 87. 



AN ACT TO REQUIRE NON-RESIDENTS TO SECURE A LICENSE BEFORE HUNT- 
ING DEER WITHIN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND PROVIDING 
PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION OF ITS PROVISIONS. 



Section 

1. Non-residents not to hunt deer with- 

out license; penalty. 

2. License to bear signature of licensee ; 

exhibition of license. 

3. Meaning of word " resident." 

4. Issuance of licenses; facts to be 

stated therein. 



Section 

5. Person failing to exhibit license or 

give name liable to arrest. 

6. License fees; application of funds. 

7. Laws relating to Blue Mountain For- 

est Association not affected; act 
takes effect on passage. 



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



^on-residents SECTION 1. If any person not a resident of New Hampshire, 

license; pen- shall at any time or in any manner engage in hunting wild 

deer in this state, or shall within the limits of the state, capture 

or kill any such animal, without having first procured of the 

fish and game commissioners a license to so hunt, capture or 



11)03] Chapter 87. 75 

kill, as hereinafter provided he shall be for each offense fined 
one hundred dollars and costs of prosecution, or be imprisoned 
sixty days, or both, and the same penalties shall be imposed 
upon any non-resident who shall be convicted of hunting or 
killing deer on a license which has been issued in the name of 
some other person. 

Sect. 2. No license shall be valid unless the signature of bear"s1gna- 
the person to whom it is issued is written thereon, and every |i"e*;jj^ee. ex- 
such person shall at all times when huntinfj carry his license Mbitionof 

X ^ o •/ llCGllSG. 

on his person, and shall at all reasonable times and as often as 
requested produce and show such license to any person request- 
ing him so to do, and if he fails or refuses to do so he shall 
forfeit such license and be deemed to be hunting in violation of 
the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 8. For purposes of this act, the term resident shall "^r'^esVdeut "^ 
be construed to mean a citizen of this state, or a citizen of any 
other state, who owns real estate, to the assessed value of not less 
than five hundred dollars ($500) within this state. 

Sect. 4. The tish and game commissioners may, upon ffcensef; facts 
application therefor, issue licenses to non-residents, which ^^ be stated, 
licenses shall entitle the holders thereof to the same privileges 
which are enjoyed by residents of the state, as to the hunting 
and taking of deer and kindred animals. Such license shall be 
recorded in detail in books kept for that purpose and shall not 
be transferable, nor available to any other person than the one 
named therein, shall be in force only during the calendar year 
in which they are issued and dated and shall plainly set forth 
in what portions of the state, and during what portion of the 
year, the privileges granted by the license may be taken 
advantage of; they shall further state the number of animals 
the holder of a license above provided for may capture or kill 
which number shall not exceed in an}^ instance the number any 
individual resident of the state may kill under the general law. 
Said licenses shall further include the name, age, residence 
and place of business of the applicant, and shall be exposed 
for examination upon demand by any of the tish and game 
commissioners or their detectives. 

Sect. 5. The fish and game commissioners and their detect- Liability to 
ives shall have the right, after demand and refusal or failure to license not 
exhibit such license, to arrest without warrant any non-resident ^^ " ^ ^ • 
person or persons found hunting, killing, capturing or destroy- 
ing deer, and for the purpose of this arrest any person who 
shall refuse to state his name and place of residence upon 
demand of such officer shall be deemed a non-resident. 

Sect. ii. The fee for the license provided for in the preced- License fees; 
ing sections of this act, shall be ten dollars, the money received i^ow applied, 
by the commissioners for the issuance thereof, shall be turned 
over to the state treasurer, who shall credit the same to the 



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[1903 



detective fund so called to be expended as otherwise provided 

for by law and under the same supervision as any other moneys 

belonging to the said fund. 

Sect. 7. Nothing in this act shall be construed to repeal 

or affect existing legislation relating to the Blue Mountain 
effect^on pas- Forest Association ; and this act shall take effect upon its 
sage. passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



Blue Mt. 
Forest Ass'n 
not aif acted ; 



CHAPTER 88. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13, CHAPTER 27 OF THE PAMPHLET 
LAWS OF 1895, RELATING TO STREET RAILWAYS. 



Section 
1. Crossing of steam railroad tracks by 
street railways regulated. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hottse of J^ept'esentatives in 
Genei'al Court convened : 



Crossing of 
steam rail- 
road tracks 
by street 
railways 
regulated. 



Section 1. That section 13, chapter 27, of the Pamphlet 
Laws of 1895 be, and is hereby amended, b}- inserting the words, 
unless otherwise ordered by the railroad commissioners, in the 
eleventh line of said section after the word " cases," so that as 
amended said section 13 shall read as follows : Sect. 13. No 
street railway company shall lay its tracks across the track of 
a steam railroad, and no steam railroad shall lay its tracks 
across the tracks of a street railwa}', without the consent in 
writing of the board of railroad commissioners ; and when the 
crossing is made at grade, said commissioners shall make such 
orders, rules, and regulations for the protection of all persons 
from injury at such crossings as they may deem sufficient and 
necessar}^ All expense incurred in providing and maintaining 
such suitable protection of all persons at said crossings shall be 
apportioned by the board of railroad commissioners between 
the two roads as they may deem just; and in all cases, unless 
otherwise ordered by the railroad commissioners, w^hen a street 
railway crosses a steam railroad at grade, every driver of a car 
upon the street railway shall, when approaching the point of 
intersection, stop his car not more than seventy-five feet and 
not less than twenty feet from the crossing, and before attempt- 
ing to cross carefully examine for approaching trains on the 
steam railroad, and shall not proceed to cross until it is ascer- 
tained that no trains are approaching and that the street railw ay 



1003] Chapter 80. 77 

car may cross with safety. The board of railroad commission- 
ers may from time to time change and modify such orders, 
rules, and regulations as the public safety and convenience may 
require. Whenever a crossing of the tracks of a steam railroad 
is to be made by a street railway otherwise than at grade, and 
the means existing therefor, by bridge or otherwise, at the time 
said crossing is authorized by said board of railroad commis- 
sioners, are not sufficient for the safe and proper operation of 
said street railway and any alterations therein are made neces- 
sary thereby, the expense of making. such alterations shall be 
borne by the railroad or railway at whose request and for whose 
benefit they are made ; and whenever such street railway shall 
pass over any bridge upon its route, and alterations are thereby 
made necessary for the safety and convenience of travelers, 
the expense of such alterations thereon shall be borne by the 
railway. In case of any disagreement as to the necessity and 
extent of such alterations, the same shall be determined by the 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1003.] 



CHAPTER 80. 



AN ACT ANNEXING CERTAIN ISLANDS IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE TO THE 
TOWN OF TUFTONBOROUGH. 

Section i Section 

1. Certain islands annexed. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the island, known as Store island near Certain 
Blaisdell camp, and the islands known as Echo, Loon, Birch annexed. 
and Squirrel, all situate in Lake Winnipesaukee and south- 
easterly of Cow island and immediately adjacent to the shore 
line of said lake, in the town of Tuftonborough, county of Car- 
roll, be and are hereby annexed to said town. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1003.] 



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Chapters 90. 91. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE JUDGE OP PROBATE OF THE 
COUNTY OF CARROLL. 



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $700; repealing 
clause. 



Annual salary 
$700; repeal- 
ing clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the salary of the judge of probate for the 
county of Carroll shall hereafter be seven hundred dollars per 
annum, payable as now provided by law ; and so much of sec- 
tion 14 of chapter 286 of the Public Statutes as is inconsistent 
with this act is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 91. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13, CHAPTER 59, LAWS OF 1895, 
RELATING TO THE BOND OF THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL. 



Section 
1. Bond to be in sum of $5,000. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Bond to be 

$5,000. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 13, chapter 59, of the Laws of 
1895, be amended by striking out the words " twenty thousand " 
in the second line of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the words five thousand, so that said section as amended shall 
read : Sect. 13. The adjutant-general shall give bond to the 
state in the sum of live thousand dollars, with sufficient sureties, 
to be approved bv the governor, with advice and consent of the 
council, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties 
and trusts of his office. 

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

[Approved March -25, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 92, 93. 79 



CHAPTER 92. 

AN ACT FIXING OFFICE HOURS IN STATE OFFICES. 



Section 
1. Closed on holidays and Saturday 
afternoons. 



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



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

Section 1. All state offices and departments may be closed closed hoU- 
on legal holidays and on Saturday afternoons throughout the Saturday 
year, if not incompatible with public business. afternoons. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 93. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TIME REQUIRED FOR FILING NOTICE OF INTEN- 
TION OF MARRIAGE. 

Section i Section 

1. Non-resident to give five days' no- 2. Takes effect on passage, 
tice. ' 

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

Section 1. The notice of intention of marriage required by Five days' 
sections 5 and 6 of chapter 174 of the Public Statutes shall in "(^Vlentl" "*^"' 
case either of the parties is a non-resident of this state be filed 
five days before the clerk shall issue a certificate setting forth 
the facts as required by said sections. 

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

[Approved March 27, 1903.] 



80 Chapter 94. [1903 

CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 7 AND 10, CHAPTER 27, LAWS OF 
1895, RELATING TO STREET RAILWAYS. 



Section 

1. Supervision and regulation of rail- 

ways in public highway; right of 
appeal. 

2. Street railways to keep highways in 

repair ; penalty for neglect. 



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



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

Supervision SECTION 1. Section 7 of chapter 27, Laws of 1895 is 

and regiila- , , i i i -i • i ^ t ?? r i 

tionofraii-. hereby amended by striking out the word "and alter the 
Wghway" ^° word " switches "' in the ninth line of said section and inserting 
a^peai.^ after the word " highway" in said line the words, and the care 

of such highway, so that said section as amended shall read : 
Sect. 7. The boards of mayor and aldermen of cities and 
selectmen of towns, respectively, may designate the quality and 
kind of materials to be used in the construction of said railway 
and any part thereof, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations with reference to that 
portion of the street railway occupying the public highway, as 
to rate of speed, the manner of operating the railway, the kind 
of motive power that may be used, the reconstruction of tracks, 
poles, wires, switches, turnouts within any highway, and the 
care of such highway, in their respective cities or towns, as the 
interest or convenience of the public may require ; and all des- 
ignations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or estab- 
lished shall be forthwith recorded in the records of said 
respective cities and towns. The railway company, or any 
person interested, may at any time appeal from such designa- 
tions, 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. 
Street rail- Sect. 2. Section 10 of chapter 27, Laws of 1895 is hereby 

highways ilf^ amended by inserting in the eighth line of said section after 
alty.'"^' ^^"" the word "tracks" the words, and every street railway neg- 
lecting to comply with any of the requirements named in this 
section shall, after due notice from the person having charge 
of the streets, forfeit to the use of the city or town the sum 
of fifty dollars for each day during such neglect, so that said 
section as amended shall read : Sect. 10. Every street rail- 
way shall keep in repair, to the satisfaction of the superin- 
tendent of streets, street commissioner, road commissioner, or 
surveyor of highways, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, 
the paving, upper planking, or other surface material of the 
portions of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, 
and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the high- 



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81 



way for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion 
of the highway so occupied by its tracks ; and every street 
railway neglecting to comply with any of the requirements 
named in this section shall, after due notice from the person 
having charge of the streets, forfeit to the use of the city or 
town the sum of fifty dollars for each day during such neglect, 
and shall be liable for any damage, loss, or injury, that any 
person not in its employ may sustain by reason of the careless- 
ness negligence, or misconduct of its agents and servants in 
the construction, management, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 8. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are- hereby repealed and this act takes effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 2.5, 1903.] 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 95. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE TRAFFIC IN INTOXICATING LIQUOR. 



Section 

1. Meaning of words " licxuor " and 

"person." 

2. Board of license commissioners cre- 

ated ; tenure of office ; compensa- 
tion ; to give bonds; records and 
report. 

3. Board to have ofHces in Concord. 

4. Board may employ necessary clerks. 

5. Special agents; appointment and 

duties. 

6. Classes of licenses ; serving liqi;or at 

tables ; sale of cider ; expiration of 
licenses. 

7. Fees for licenses of various classes. 

8. Certain persons not to receive li- 

censes; fee to be deposited and 
bond tiled. 

9. Building within two hundred feet of 

church or schoolhouse not to be 
licensed. 

10. Bond of clerk and treasurer of board ; 

disposition of fees collected ; rec- 
ords lo be open to inspection of 
certain officers ; audit of accounts. 

11. Transfer of licenses to other prem- 

ises. 

12. Transfer of licenses to other persons. 

13. Surrender of license by adminis- 

trator, etc. ; rebate. 

14. Revocation of licenses. 

15. Sales of liquor to certain persons pro- 

hibited. 

IC. Hours and days of sale regulated. 

17. Sale of adulterated liquor prohibited ; 
liquor not to be served by female 
or person convicted of felony ; doors 
to be closed at times when sale for- 
bidden; use of screens, etc., pro- 
hibited ; view of room to be unob- 
structed. 

6 



Section 

18. No recovery for liquor sold to be 

drunk on premises; penalty for 
taking seciirity for debt. 

19. Town and city officers may order 

licensees not to sell, when; pen- 
alty for violation. 

20. Certain licenses not to be exercised 

in dwelling-house. 

21. Certain persons may enter upon 

premises to inspect; samples of 
liquor may be taken; penalty for 
adulteration. 

22. Sales by druggists regulated. 

23. Druggists to keep record of sales; 

form of record and certificate. 

24. Books, certiticates, etc., open to in- 

spection. 

25. Fraudulent certificate or prescrip- 

tion ; penalty. 

26. Fraudulent druggist's license ; pen- 

alty for sale under. 

27. Notice not to sell to habitttal drunk- 

ard ; civil liability for sale after 
notice. 

28. Regulations under first-class licenses 

to be prescribed by board ; penalty 
for violation. 

29. What deemed prima facie evidence 

of sale. 

30. False statements in application for 

license. 

31. Acceptance of license provisions by 

popular vote ; sense of voters to be 
taken, when and how; result to be 
certified to board. 

32. Increase of license fee by town or 

city. 

33. Violations in license town ; penalty. 

34. Clerk of board to furnish to cities 

and towns lists of licenses therein. 



82 Chapter 95. [1903 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genej'al Cotirt convened: 

Meaningpf SECTION 1. The term " liquor " as used in this act includes 

uor"aud"per- and means all distilled and rectified spirits, wines, fermented 
®*^'^' and malt liquors ; and the word " person " shall include firms, 

associations, co-partnerships, and corporations. 
License com- Sect. 2. Within ten days from the passage of this act, the 
^nure"o/of- governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall ap- 
satlonTbonds point a State board of license commissioners consisting of three 
ank^report members, not more than two of whom shall belong to the same 
political party, who shall hold office for the term of two, four 
and six years, respectively, the length of the term of each to 
be fixed in his commission, and each shall continue in office 
until his successor has been appointed and qualified. There- 
after, beginning in the year 1905, one member of said board 
shall be appointed in the month of May of each alternate year 
for a term of six years from the first Monday in June next en- 
suing. If a vacancy shall occur in said board it shall be filled 
for the residue of the term. The chairman and clerk and 
treasurer of the board shall be appointed and commissioned as 
such ; and the annual salary of said chairman and said clerk 
and treasurer shall be twenty-five hundred dollars each, and 
that of the other member twenty-four hundred dollars. No 
member of said board shall be directly or indirectly interested 
in the liquor business. The members of said board shall each 
execute and file with the secretary of state a bond to the people 
of the state in the sum of ten thousand dollars aside from the 
treasurer who shall furnish a bond for fifty thousand dollars, 
with sureties approved by the governor and council, conditioned 
for the faithful performance of duty. Said board shall keep a 
record of their doings and hearings, and shall make an annual 
report to the governor and council on or before the second 
Monday in each calendar year, which shall contain such state- 
ments, facts and explanations as will disclose the actual work- 
ings of this act and its bearings upon the welfare of the state, 
including a statement of all receipts collected under this act 
and all expenses incurred, and also such suggestions as to 
the general policy of the state and such amendments of this 
act as said license commissioners deem appropriate. Said 
board of license commisioners may be made a party to all acts 
and proceedings under this act. From all other parties to such 
actions and proceedings they shall be entitled to due notice of 
the proceedings therein, and shall be duly served with copies 
of all papers bearing thereon. Any or all of the members of 
said board may be removed by the governor and council on 
good cause shown. 



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Sect. 3. Said board of license commissioners shall be pro- ^^^1®'^^°*^°"" 
vided with suitable rooms for offices in the city of Concord. 

Sect. 4. Said board of license commissioners, with the To employ 

., 1 1 1 • 1 necessary 

approval of the governor and council, are hereby authorized clerks, 
and empowered to employ such clerks as are, in their opinion, 
necessary for the proper transaction of the business of their 
office and to fix their compensation. 

Sect. ^). Said board of license commissioners, with the Special 

, r 1 1-1 • agents; ap- 

approval of the governor and council, may appoint one or more pomtment 
special agents and fix their compensation. It shall be the duty of 
said special agents, under the direction of the board of license 
commissioners, to investigate all matters relating to the collection 
of license fees or penalties under this act, and in relation to 
compliance with law by persons holding licenses under the 
terms of this act. Said special agents may be removed by the 
board of license commissioners. Any commissioner or special 
agent may enter any place where liquor is sold, at any time, 
and may examine any license certificate issued or purporting to 
have been issued under the terms of this act. He may investi- 
gate any other matters in connection with the sale of liquor, 
and shall make complaints for violations of this act. 

Sect. G. Licenses shall be of the following classes: Classes of 

First class. — To sell liquor of any kind, to be drunk on the p-^^^ 
premises, to be issued only to innholders. 

Second class. — To sell liquor of any kind in quantities less Second, 
than five gallons to one person at one time. 

Third class. — To sell liquor of any kind not to be drunk on Third, 
the premises. 

Fourth class. — To sell malt liquors, cider or light wines, Fourth, 
containing not more than fifteen per cent, of alcohol, to be 
drunk on the premises. 

Fifth class. — For retail druggists and apothecaries to sell ^i^*^- 
liquor of any kind for medicinal, mechanical, chemical and 
sacramental purposes only, and for dealers in hardware, paints 
and decorating materials to sell alcohol for mechanical and 
chemical uses onlv, the same to be sold in accordance with the 
provisions of this act. 

Sixth class. — To sell malt liquor, cider or light wines to be Sixth, 
drunk on the premises, to be issued only to keepers of rail- 
road restaurants. 

Seventh class. — To sell liquor of any kind to be drunk on Seventh, 
the premises, to be issued only to associations, as provided in 
sub-division 7 of section 8, in the discretion of the board of 
license commissioners. 

Eighth class. — To distillers, brewers and bottlers to sell their Eighth. 
product in packages for shipment or distribution to the trade. 

No licensee of the first, second or fourth class shall serve Serving 
any liquor at a table or tables in any room where the exclusive tables. 



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Sale of cider. 



Expiration of 
licenses. 



License fees. 



First class. 
$25 to $1,000. 



Hotel regula- 
tions in no- 
license towns. 



Second class, 
$250 to $1,200. 



Third class, 
$100 to $800. 



Fonrth class, 
$150 to $600. 



or principal business carried on is the sale of liquor. Each 
license of the first four classes shall specify the room or rooms 
in which liquor shall be kept or sold, and no liquor shall be 
kept or sold in any room or part of a building not so specified. 

No license shall be required for the sale of cider in greater 
quantities than ten gallons, or by the manufacturer at the press 
or in an unfermented state. 

All licenses granted prior to May 1, 1904, shall expire on 
that date, all licenses after May 1, 1904, shall expire May 1 of 
the following year, and all licensees shall pay for the time from 
date of issue to the first day of the May following. 

Sect. 7. Fees for licenses shall be as follows : 

First class. — Not more than $1,000 nor less than $25 per 
year, and the state board of license commissioners are hereby 
authorized and empowered to fix the fee and restrict, define 
and limit each license of the first class in their discretion, ^r^?- 
vidcd, kotvcvcr, no licensee of the first class, in a no-license 
city or town shall sell or serve liquor except to bona Jide regis- 
tered guests who have resorted to his hotel for food or lodging. 
Such licensee shall not sell liquor to any resident of the city or 
town in which his hotel is situated neither shall he maintain or 
keep a barroom or bar at which liquor is sold. 

Second class. — In cities having a population of forty thousand 
or over, twelve hundred dollars. 

In cities having a population of from eighteen thousand to 
forty thousand, eight hundred dollars. 

In cities having a population of from ten thousand to eighteen 
thousand, six hundred dollars. 

In cities having a population of under ten thousand, four 
hundred dollars. 

In towns whose population exceeds twenty-five hundred, 
three hundred dollars. 

In all other towns, two hundred and fifty dollars. 

Third class. — In cities of over forty thousand people, eight 
hundred dollars. 

In cities having between eighteen thousand and forty thou- 
sand people, six hundred dollars. 

In cities having between ten and eighteen thousand people, 
three hundred dollars. 

In cities having a population of less than ten thousand, two 
hundred dollars. 

In towns whose population exceeds twenty-five hundred, one 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

In all other towns, one hundred dollars. 

Fourth class. — In cities of over forty thousand people, six 
hundred dollars. 

In cities of from eighteen thousand to forty thousand, five 
hundred dollars. 



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In cities of from ten thousand to eighteen thousand people, 
four hundred doHars. 

In cities having less than ten thousand people, two hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

In towns whose population exceeds twenty-five hundred, two 
hundred dollars. 

In all other towns, one hundred and fifty dollars. 

Fifth class. — Ten dollars per year. Fiftii class. 

Sixth class. — Not more than two hundred nor less than fifty «io per year, 
dollars per year, and the state board of license commissioners fso to I'oo'^' 
are hereby authorized and empowered to fix the fee for each 
license of the sixth class in their discretion. 

Seventh class. — Not more than three hundred dollars nor less Seventh class, 
than one hundred dollars per year, and the state board of *^^ '^^ *^"*^- 
license commissioners are hereby authorized and empowered to 
fix the fee for each license of the seventh class in their dis- 
cretion. 

Eighth class. — Not more than $2,000 nor less than $300 per Eij^-htu class, 
year, and the state board of license commissioners are hereby *3oo to $2,000. 
authorized and empowered to fix the fee for each license of the 
eighth class, in their discretion, having regard to the quantity 
of product. 

Sect. 8. No person shall receive a license under the pro- cei-taiu per- 

visions ofthis act _ ceiveUcenset 

1. Who has been or shall be convicted of a felony, or 
knowingly has in his employ a person who has been so con- 
victed ; 

2. Who is under the age of twenty-five 3^ears ; 

3. Who is not a citizen of the United States, and a resident 
of the state of New^ Hampshire and of the town or city or the 
adjoining town or city within which he desires to carry on the 
liquor business, for one year last prior to the filing of his appli- 
cation ; 

4. Who shall be convicted of a violation ofthis act, until 
three years from the date of such conviction ; 

5. Whose agent or employee shall be twice convicted of a 
violation of this act, until five years from the date of the second 
conviction ; 

G. No co-partnership, unless one or more of the members 
of such co-partnership, owning at least one-half interest in the 
business thereof, shall be a resident ofthis state and a citizen 
of the United States ; 

7. No corporation or association hereafter organized under 
chapter 147, Public Statutes, and the acts amendator}- thereof, 
unless the same shall be equipped to furnish food and lodging 
to its members ; 

<S. No person who, as owner or agent, shall suffer or permit 
any gambling to be done in the place designated by the license 
as that in which the traflic in liquor is to be carried on, or in 



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any other place appertaining thereto or connected therewith, 
or suffer or permit such premises to become disorderly, or carry 
on or permit to be carried on, or is interested in any traffic, 
business or occupation, the carrying on of which is a violation 
of law. 
d^^osif"* *^ ^' ^^^ applicants for a license in classes in which the fee is 
amount of definite in this act shall deposit with said board the full amount 
bond. of the license fee with the application and in classes in which 

said board has a discretion as to the amount of the fee such sum 
as said board shall direct. In case the license is denied the 
amount so paid shall be refunded. All applications shall be 
in form prescribed by said board. No person who shall not, 
within ten days from the receipt of notice from said board of the 
granting of his application for a license, file with said board a 
bond in the sum of double the amount of the license fee paid by 
him provided hozvcvcr, no bond shall be accepted for a less 
amount than five hundred dollars, satisfactory to said board, 
conditioned upon constant adherence to the terms of said license 
and the provisions of this act, and recoverable in an action of 
debt to be brought by county solicitors upon complaint of said 
board shall be given such license. 
Building Sect. 9. No license shall be granted for the tralfic in liquor 

^/church or in any building which shall be on the same street or avenue 
notTo^be^^^ within two hundred feet of a building occupied exclusively as a 
licensed. church or a schoolhouse, the measurements to be taken in a 

straight line from the center of the nearest entrance to the build- 
ing used for such church or school to the center of the nearest 
entrance to the place in which the traffic in liquor is desired to 
be carried on, or in any location where the traffic shall be 
deemed by said board of license commissioners detrimental to 
the public sN^\{?iXQ., provided, that this restriction shall not apply 
to hotels or drug stores used as such on the first day of Janu- 
ary, 1903. 
Bond of clerk Sect. 10. The clerk of the State board of license commis- 
oFboarcfPdi^- sioners shall be also the treasurer of the board, and as such 
?ees***records treasurer he shall file with the secretary of state a bond of an 
open for in- indemnity company licensed to do business in this state in the 
dit of ac- sum of fifty thousand dollars, the cost of which shall be charge- 
able to the expense of maintaining the office of the board, and 
conditioned for the faithful accounting of fees collected and 
forfeitures incurred under the provisions of this act. All such 
fees and forfeitures shall be paid to the treasurer of said board, 
who shall, annually, in the month of July, pay one half of the 
sum so received to the treasurer of the said city or town where 
the license was granted, and one half to the treasurer of the 
county in which said city or town is located, first, however, 
deducting the entire cost of maintaining the office of said board, 
including all salaries and all expenses attaching to the perform- 



counts. 



1903] Chapter 05. 87 

ance of their duties ; also the sum of one thousand dollars, or as 
much thereof as may be needed to pay the necessary expenses 
of the state laboratory of hygiene incurred under the provisions 
of this act, and all expenditures shall be audited by the gov- 
ernor and council. All moneys derived from fees and for- 
feitures in places where no town organization exists shall be 
paid to the treasurer of the county in which such place is 
located. The annual report of said board shall contain a state- 
ment by the treasurer of the board of the source from which 
all moneys received by him were derived, the names of licensees 
and the classes of licenses, and the street and number in each 
city or town, when possible, where the licenses are exercised. 
The records of the state board of license commissioners arid all 
applications for licenses shall be open at all times to the inspec- 
tion of selectmen, mayors, police officers, prosecuting officers, 
sheriffs and overseers of the poor. The accounts of the treas- 
urer of the board shall be audited at such times and by such 
persons as the governor and council may direct, and the 
expense of such auditing shall be chargeable to the expense of 
maintaining the office of the license commissioners. 

Sect. 11. If any person holding a license shall desire to Transfer of 
transfer to and carry on such business for which the license other premi- 
was issued, in other premises than those designated in the orig- ^^^' 
inal application and in the license, but in the same city or town 
and in premises where the traffic in liquor is not forbidden by 
this act, upon the making and filing of a new application and 
bond in the form and in the manner provided for the original 
application and bond, said board shall write or stamp, over its 
signature, across the face of the license, the words, " The 
traffic in liquor permitted to be carried on under this license 
is hereby transferred from to ." 

Sect. 12. The person to whom a license is issued, except Transfer of 

1 • 11 • 1 r 11-1 licenses to 

a pharmacist, may sell, assign, and transier such license dur- other persons. 

ing the time for which it was granted to any other person not 
forbidden to traffic in liquor under the terms of this act, who 
may thereupon carry on the business for which such license 
was issued, upon the terms prescribed by it, if such traffic is 
not prohibited by any of the terms of this act, during the bal- 
ance of the term of such license, with the same liabilities as 
the original owner thereof, upon the making and filing of a 
new application and bond by the purchaser, in the form and 
manner provided for the original application and bond, and 
the presentation of the license to said board, who shall write 
or stamp across its face the words, " Consent is hereby given 

for the transfer of this license to ;" provided, hozacvcr, 

that no such sale, transfer or assignment shall be made except 
in accordance with the terms of this act. For each endorse- 
ment under the terms of section 11 or this section of this act, 



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[1903 



Surrender of 
license by ad- 
ministrator, 
etc. ; rebate. 



Revocation 
of licenses. 



Sale of liquor 
to certain 
persons 
prohibited. 



Hours and 
days of sale 
regulated. 



the applicant shall pay the sum of ten dollars, which sum 
shall be accounted for in the same manner as the original 
license fees. 

Sect. 13. If a person holding a license under the provi- 
sions of this act shall die his heirs, executors or administrators 
may surrender said license to said board, provided that said 
license shall have at least one month to run, computed from the 
first day of the month following such surrender ; and said 
license commissioners shall thereupon compute the amount of 
rebate then due upon such surrendered license for the unex- 
pired term thereof, and the treasurer of said board shall imme- 
diately pay back said sum to the person authorized to receive 
it and shall credit himself with the amount so paid back. 

Sect. 14. At an}- time after a license has been issued to 
any person, the same may be revoked and cancelled by said 
board, if any material statement in the application of the holder 
of the same was false, or if any provision of this act is violated 
at the place designated in the said license by the holder of the 
same, or by his agents, servants, or any person whomsoever in 
charge of said premises. But before any license is revoked or 
cancelled, the holder shall be entitled to a hearing by said board, 
and to five days' previous notice thereof in writing, except that 
licenses of the first class may be revoked at an}- time, by said 
board, with or without notice, in their discretion. 

Sect. If). No person shall sell, deliver, or give away, or 
cause or permit or procure to be sold, delivered or given away, 
any liquor 

First, to a minor, nor to a minor for any other person : 
Second, to an intoxicated person ; 
Third, to an habitual drunkard ; 

Fourth, to any person where notice in writing has been given 
forbidding sale to such person from the parent, guardian, hus- 
band, or wife of such person, or by any magistrate or overseer 
of the poor of a town or city, or by any prosecuting attorney, or 
by any county commissioner, or by a selectman. 

Sect. IG. No licensee except the holder of a license of the 
first, fifth or seventh class shall sell, furnish, or expose for sale, 
or give away any liquor 
First, on Sunday ; 

Second, on any other day except between the hours of six in 
the morning and ten at night ; unless the town or board of 
mayor and aldermen of the city where such licensee carries on 
business shall extend the hours not later than eleven o'clock at 
night, which such town or board of mayor and aldermen is 
hereby authorized to do ; 

Third, on the day of any general or city election or town- 
meeting ; 

Fourth, on a state or national legal holiday. 



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Sect. 17. It shall not be lawful Saieof adui- 

. terated liquor 

1. To sell or expose for sale, or to have on the premises prohibited; 
where liquor is sold, any liquor which is adulterated with any be served by 
deleterious drug, substance or liquid which is poisonous or inju- (u'or^^tol^e ' ' 
rious to the health. feorbur 

2. To permit anv i^irl or woman, or knowinffly permit any tien; use of 
person known to have been convicted of a felony, to sell or proiiib'ited;" 

*■ ,. ^1 • view of room 

serve any liquor on the premises. toi)eunob- 

o. To have opened or unlocked an}- door or entrance from •^^'■"f'ted. 
the yard, street, alley, hallway, room, or adjoining premises 
where the liquor is sold or kept for sale during the hours when 
the sale of liquor is forbidden, e^■cept for the egress or ingress 
of the holder of the license, his agents and servants, when 
necessary, for purposes not forbidden by this act ; or to admit 
to such room or rooms any other persons during the liours 
when the sale of liquor is forbidden. 

4. To have any screens or blinds, any curtains, or anything 
covering any part of any window, or to have in an}' part of any 
windoW' or door any opaque or colored glass that obstructs or 
in any way prevents a person passing from having a full view^ 
from the sidewalk, alley, or road in front of the bar, or room in 
such building where liquor is sold or kept for sale : or to traffic 
in liquor in any interior room or place not having in the princi- 
pal door or entrance to such room or place, a section of such 
door Hlled with clear glass so that a clear and unobstructed 
view of the bar and room where the liquor is sold and kept for 
sale can be had. And it shall be unlawful to have at an}' time 
in the room or place where liquor is sold, any enclosed box or 
stall, or any obstruction which prevents a full view of the entire 
room by every person therein. The provisions of this section 
shall not apply to licenses under the first and fifth and seventh 
classes. 

Sect. 18. No recovery shall be had in any civil action to no recovery 
recover the purchase price of any sale or credit of any liquor toVedrunk'on 
sold to be drunk on the premises where the same shall be sold. Pff^i^^i'f^A^^lI: 

r _ alty tor taRiiig; 

All securities for such debt shall be void. Any person taking security, 
such security with intent to evade the provisions of this section 
shall forfeit a penalty of fifty dollars for each otiense. 

Sect. 19. The mayor of a city and the selectmen of a town suspension of 
may, in case of riot or great public excitement, order persons iowii'^and^city 
who hold licenses of the first four classes or of the sixth or sev- aity*for vfo"a- 
enth class not to sell, give away, or deliver any liquor on the tion. 
licensed premises for a period not exceeding three days at any 
one time. Whoever, by himself or by his agents or servants, 
violates such an order, shall be punished by a fine of two hun- 
dred dollars for each offense, and upon conviction he shall for- 
feit his license. 



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Certain 
licenses not to 
be exercised 
in dwelling- 
house. 



Certain per- 
sons may 
enter to 
inspect; sam- 
ples may be 
taken ; pen- 
alty for adul- 
teration. 



Sales by 

druggists 

regulated. 



Druggists to 
keep record ; 
form of record 
and certifi- 
cate. 



Sect. 20. No license of the second, third or fourth class 
shall be granted to be exercised in a dwelling-house, but such 
a license may be exercised in a store or shop having no interior 
connection or means of connection with a dwelling or tenement 
of any family. No license of the second or fourth class shall 
be granted to be exercised in any building other than on the 
street floor. 

Sect. 21. Any commissioner, police officer, constable, 
special agent, selectman or sheriff may at any time enter upon 
the premises of a person who is licensed under the provisions 
of this act, to ascertain the manner in which such person con- 
ducts his business, and to preserve order. Such officers may 
at any time take samples for analysis of any liquor kept on 
such premises, and the vessels containing such samples shall 
be sealed on the premises of the vender, and shall remain so 
sealed until presented to the state laboratory of hygiene for 
analysis. The city or town in which such vender resides shall 
pay for the samples so taken, if such liquor is found to be of 
good quality and free from adulteration. If, however, such 
liquor shall prove to be adulterated with an}^ deleterious drug, 
substance or liquid which is poisonous or injurious to the 
health, or if such liquor prove to be other than it purports to 
be, the licensee shall be fined two hundred dollars, shall forfeit 
his license and his bond thereon, and such license shall not be 
renewed for at least three years from the date of its forfeiture. 

Sect. 22. Retail druggists and apothecaries shall not sell 
liquor for medicinal, mechanical, chemical or sacramental pur- 
poses except upon the certificate of the purchaser, which shall 
state the use for which it is wanted, and which shall be imme- 
diately cancelled at the time of the sale in such a manner as to 
show the date of the cancellation. They shall not, when mak- 
ing such sales, upon the prescription of a physician, be subject 
to the provisions of section 16 of this act. Druggists holding 
a license of the fifth class may make application for a license 
of the third class, and may hold such license if granted, in any 
city or town where this act is in force. 

Sect. 23. Every retail druggist and apothecary shall keep 
a book in which he shall enter at the time of every such sale, 
the date thereof, the name of the purchaser, the quantity, and 
the price of said liquor, the purpose for which it was sold, and 
the residence b}^ street and number, if such there be, of said 
purchaser. If such sale is made upon the prescription of a 
physician, the book shall also state the name of the physician, 
and shall state the use for which said liquor was prescribed and 
the quantity to be used for such purpose, and shall be cancelled 
in like manner as the certificate hereinbefore mentioned. Said 
book shall be in form substantially as follows : 



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91 





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The certificate shall be in form substantially as follows 



CERTIFICATE. 



I wish to purchase 



and I certify that I am not a minor 

and that the same is to be used for medicinal mechanical 
chemical or sacramental purposes. (Draw a line 

through the words which do not indicate the purpose of the 
purchase.) 

Date of sale and cancellation. 

Signature of purchaser. 

Sect. 24. The book, certificates, and prescriptions pro- 
vided for in the preceding section, and the book provided for 
in the same section shall be at all times open to the inspection 
of the commissioners and special agents hereinbefore men- 
tioned, the mayor and aldermen, selectmen, overseers of the 
poor, sheriffs, constables, and police officers. 

Sect. 25. Whoever makes or issues a false or fraudulent 
certificate or prescription referred to in section 23 shall be pun- 
ished by a fine often dollars. 

Sect. 2(3. Whoever, not being a registered pharmacist, 
procures a license of the fifth class in the name of a registered 
pharmacist who is dead, or in the name of a registered phar- 
macist by borrowing, hiring, or purchasing the use of his cer- 
tificate, and who, himself being the owner and manager of the 
place, shall, himself or by his agents or servants, sell liquor, 
shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than 
five hundred dollars, and by imprisonment for not less than one 
nor more than six months. 

Sect. 27. The husband, wife, parent, guardian, or employer 
of a person who has the habit of drinking intoxicating liquor to 
excess, or the mayor of the city or one of the selectmen of the 
town, in which such person lives, may give notice in writing, 
signed by him or her, to any person requesting him not to sell 
or deliver such liquor to the person having such habit. If the 
person so notified, at any time within twelve months thereafter, 
sells or delivers any liquor to the person having such a habit, 
or permits him to loiter on his premises, the person giving the 
notice may, in an action of tort, recover of the person notified, 
not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, 



Books, certifi- 
cates, etc., 
open to 
iuspection. 



Fraudulent 
certificate or 
prescription ; 
penalty. 

Fraudulent 
drug-gist's 
license; pen- 
alty for sale 
under. 



Notice not to 
sell to habit- 
ual drunkard ; 
civil liability 
for sale after 
notice. 



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Regrulations 
uiuler tirst 
class licenses 
to be pre- 
scribed by 
board; pen- 
alty for 
violation. 



What deemed 
prima facie 
evidence of 

sale. 



False state- 
ments in ap- 
plication. 



Acceptance of 
license pi-ovi- 
sions by popu- 
lar vote ; sense 
of voters to 
be taken, 
wlien and 
how ; result to 
be certified to 
board. 



as ma}' be assessed as damages ; but an employer who gives 
such notice shall not recover unless he is injured in his person 
or property, and a druggist or apothecary shall not be liable 
hereunder for a sale made upon the prescription of a physician. 
A married woman may bring such action in her own name, and 
all damages recovered by her shall inure to her separate use. 
A mayor or selectmen may bring such an action in his own 
name for the benefit, at his election, of either the husband, wife, 
child, parent, or guardian of the person having such habit. 
Upon the death of either party or of the person beneficially 
interested in the action, the action and right of action shall sur- 
vive for the benefit of his executor or administrator. 

Sect. 28. The state board of license commissioners are 
hereby authorized and empowered to prescribe regulations for 
the conduct of the traffic in liquor under any license of the first 
class, as they may see fit, and whoever violates any such regu- 
lation, or any provision of this act or of his license, whatever its 
class, shall, unless otherwise expressly provided, be punished 
by a fine of one hundred dollars, the forfeiture of his license 
and the bond thereon, and by imprisonment for not more than 
sixty days. Such licensee shall be disqualified to hold a license 
for three 3'ears after his conviction, and if he is the owner of 
the licensed premises no license shall be issued to be exercised 
on the premises described in the license during the residue of 
the term thereof. 

Sect. 29. Upon the trial of a complaint or indictment for 
keeping intoxicating liquor for sale or for being a common 
seller of intoxicating liquor, evidence that the respondent 
exposes or suffers to be exposed in, upon, or about his place of 
business, bottles or other articles labeled with the name of any 
kind of intoxicating liquor, or a coupon receipt showing the 
payment of a special tax to the United States government, as a 
retailer in liquors, shall be received by the court and shall be 
deemed -prima facie evidence of the commission of the offense 
with which the respondent stands charged. 

Sect. 30. Every talse statement made knowingh' in any 
application for a license by the applicant therefor shall be 
deemed to be perjury. 

Sect. 31. From and after the third Tuesday of May, 1903, 
it shall be lawful to engage in the traffic in liquor, under the 
terms of this act, in all cities and towns in the state as shall 
have accepted by a majority vote of its legal voters present and 
voting the provisions of this act as herein provided. The offi- 
cers of every city or town whose duty it is to call a special meet- 
ing of the legal voters of their respective cities or towns shall 
call a meeting according to the statutes made and provided, on 
the second Tuesday of May next, at which special meeting and 
at each biennial election thereafter in November in the towns 



1903] Chapter 05. 93 

and in the cities at the biennial election in lilOd and every fourth 
year thereafter the sense of the voters shall be taken by secret 
ballot upon the following question: "Shall licenses for the 
sale of liquor be granted in this city or town under the provi- 
sions of ' An act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating liquor,' 
passed at the January session of the General Court, lilOo?" If 
a majority of the qualified voters in any city or town present 
and voting at said town or city election, shall vote in the affirm- 
ative on said question, the clerk of the city or town shall imme- 
diately certify that fact to the state board of license commis- 
sioners, who shall forthwith issue licenses under the provisions 
of this act to be exercised in such city or town. In case a 
majority of the qualified voters of a city or town present and 
voting at such elections shall vote in the negative on said ques- 
tion the clerk of the city or town shall immediately certify that 
fact to the state board of license commissioners and in such city 
or town the provisions of chapter 112, Public Statutes, and all 
amendments thereto shall remain in full force and effect. 
Except that the state board of license commissioners may issue 
licenses of the first, fifth, and sixth classes in their discretion to 
be exercised in such city or town under the provisions of this 
act. 

Sect. 32. Any city by vote of its city councils and any increase of 

, ,.-^y.-^,- ,-'. . ,-' license fee by 

town where this act is in lorce may by maior vote raise the town or city. 

license fee for such city or town above the fee named in this 

act, but not above the maximum fee of the class upon which 

action is taken, and whenever a city or town shall thus raise 

the fee, the fee thus fixed shall remain in force in such city or 

town until the city or town acts again upon the subject matter 

of license under the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 33. Whoever, in a city or town wherein the provisions violations in 

of this act are in force, shall sell or keep for sale, liquor con- penSuy."^^' 

trary to the provisions of this act, shall be punished by a fine 

of two hundred dollars and by imprisonment for not less than 

one month nor more than two years. 

Sect. 34. The state board of license commissioners shall ^PF^l^^^y- 

- • 1 1 - "'■'^'^ *° cities 

require the clerk of the board to turnish at the end ot each and towns 

- list 01 liCGllSGS 

month to the clerk of each city or town in which licenses are therein. 
granted a complete and accurate list of the names of all per- 
sons to whom licenses have been granted in such city or town 
during the month, with street and number or location desig- 
nated in the license ; and such lists shall be open to public 
inspection in the office of the clerk of the city or town. 

[Approved March 27, 1903.] 



94 



Chapter 96. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 52 OF CHAPTER 79 OF THE LAWS OF 
1901, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO REVISE THE FISH AND GAME LAWS 
OP THE STATE." 



Section 
1. Taking of shiners for bait regulated. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Taking of 
shiners regu- 
lated. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Section 52 of chapter 79 of the Laws of 1901 
is hereby amended by striking out, after the words, " any kind 
of fish," the words, " except shiners in the Merrimack river," 
and by adding, at the end of said section, the words. But any per- 
son may take shiners for bait, with a seine, from the waters of this 
state if such person shall procure and pay for the services of 
some person designated by any of the fish and game commiis- 
sioners to accompany him and assist him in such pursuit ; so 
that said section, as amended, shall read as follows : Sect. 
52. If any person shall take or kill, in any of the fresh waters 
of this state, any kind of fish with seine, weir, gill net or fyke 
net, he shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars ($50), or im- 
prisoned not exceeding sixty days, or both such fine and 
imprisonment. But any person may take shiners for bait, with 
a seine, from the waters of this state if such person shall pro- 
cure and pay for the services of some person designated by any 
of the fish and game commissioners to accompany him and 
assist him in such pursuit. 

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

[Approved March 27, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters !)7, 98. 



95 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14, CHAPTER 79, SESSION LAWS OF 
1901, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE FISH AND GAME COMMIS- 
SIONERS. 



Section 
1. Interference with screens placed by 
tish and game commissioners; 
penalty. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by tJie Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene?'al Court convened : 



Section 1. That section 14 chapter 79 of the Session interference 

'\\'ltil SfTGGll* 

Laws of 1901 be and is hereby amended by adding thereto the penalty. 
following words : And any person interfering in any way, with- 
out the consent of the commissioners, with a screen placed by 
them in any of the public waters of the state, either under the 
provisions of this section, or under authority conferred by 
special legislation, shall be punished by a tine not exceeding 
fifty dollars. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 98. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF THE .lUDGH OF PROBATE FOR 
THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 



Section 
1. Former provision repealed ; annual 
salary to be $1,000. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That so much of section 14 of chapter 286 of Repeal; an 



the Public Statutes as relates to the salary of the judge of pro- 
bate for the county of Grafton is hereby repealed, and in place 
thereof the following is substituted: In Grafton, one thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect July 1st, 1903. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



nual salary of 
$1,000. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



96 



Chapters 99, 100. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 99. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SETTING OFF BY THE LEGISLATURE OF TERRI- 
TORY OF ONE TOWN OR CITY ONTO THAT OF ANOTHER TOWN OR CITY. 



Section 
1. Act setting off territory to another 
town not operative iintil ratitied. 



Section 

2. Vote to ratify, when and how taken 

3. Takes effect on passatje. 



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



Act to be rat- 
ified by vote of 
towns. 



Vote, when 
and how ta- 
ken. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. No portion of the territory of any town or city 
shall be united with, or set ofT onto, another town or city unless 
the legislative enactment providing for such union or set-off 
shall be ratified by two thirds of the voters of each town or city 
affected, present and voting at the annual election of town or 
city officers. 

Sect. 2. Such act shall be voted vipon by ballot at the reg- 
ular annual meeting for the election of town or city officers 
held next after the passage of such act. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 100. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE OF THE 
COUNTY OF SULLIVAN. 



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $C00; repealing 
clause. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Annual salary 
of $600 ; re- 
pealing 
clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the salary of the judge of probate for the 
county of Sullivan shall hereafter be six hundred dollars per 
annum, payable as now provided by law ; and so much of sec- 
tion 14 of chapter '2'6'>S of the Public Statutes as is inconsistent 
with this act is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



litoa] Chapter 101. 5)7 

CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER (37 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1899, RELATING TO EXPENSES OF JUDCES OF THE SUPREME 
COURT. 

Section l. Allowance of disbursements for stenographic and typewriting service. 

Dc iL enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 67 of the Laws of 1899 is Allowance for 
hereby amended by adding after the word " office," in line four and typewrit- 
of said section the words following: and to be reimbursed '"^'^^^^"^^' 
for money expended by them for stenographic and typewriting 
service in the preparation and reporting of their opinions, so 
that said section, as amended, shall read as follows, viz : 
Section 1. The judges of the supreme court shall be enti- 
tled to receive, in addition to their salaries, as now fixed by 
law, their actual personal expenses when absent from home in 
the actual performance of the duties pertaining to their office ; 
and to be reimbursed for money paid by them for stenographic 
and typewriting service in the preparation and reporting of their 
opinions. For such expenses they shall render quarterly or 
semi-annually, according as they may see fit, an account of 
their expenses thus incurred, to the governor and council, whose 
duty it shall be to audit the same, and when approved deliver 
the account thus audited to the state treasurer ; and the state 
treasurer is hereby authorized and empowered to pay the sev- 
eral judges, whose accounts have thus been audited, the amount 
of expenses thus allowed, upon the warrant of the governor. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapters 102, 103. 



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CHAPTER 102. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 22, CHAPTER 27, LAWS OP 1895, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE INCORPORATION, ORGANIZA- 
TION, AND REGULATION OF STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES, AND 
AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ELECTRICITY AS MOTIVE POWER BY EXIST- 
ING STEAM RAILROADS." 



Section 
1. Railroads authorized to use steam 
may use electricity. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Koads author- 
ized to use 
steam may 
use electric- 
ity. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section ^2^1, chapter 27, Laws of 1895 be 
amended as follows: Insert after the word "steam" in the 
second line of said section the words, or authorized to use 
steam, so that said section will read as follows : Sect. ^2^1. 
Every railroad corporation established under the laws of this 
state and operating railroads therein Vv'ith steam, or authorized 
to use steam for a motive power, are hereby authorized to 
operate their railroads, or any part thereof, by electricity ; and 
for the purpose of making the necessary changes from steam to 
electricity as motive power, every such railroad corporation 
may, with the consent of the railroad commissioners, and sub- 
ject to the provisions of sections 17 and 18 of this act, issue 
such an additional amount of capital stock as ma}^ be necessary 
to defray the expenses of making such change in motive 
power and equipment. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 103. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2 OF CHAPTER 5 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION AND DISTRIBUTION OP 
STATUTES, JOURNALS, AND REPORTS. 



Section 
1. Session Laws, 1,200 copies to be 
printed. 



Section 
2. Takes eft'ect on passage. 



Be it enacted by tJie Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Conrt convened: 

Session Laws, SECTION 1. That section 2 of chapter 5 of the Public Stat- 

1.200 copies to , 111 -1 . , 1 • 1 1 1 -I „ 

beprintpd. utes be amended by striking out the words "eight hundred 

and inserting in place thereof the words one thousand, so that 



liHKJ] ■ Chapter 104. 1)!J 

said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. The 
laws of each session shall be printed, in size of page, form, and 
stvle, like this volume. One thousand copies thereof shall be 
stitched in pamphlet form, and two hundred copies shall be 
bound in covers with leather backs and corners, and having 
proper titles 



Takes effect 



Sect. 2. This act shall lake etlect upon its passage. iu passage 

[Approved March HI, 1!I03.] 



CHAPTER 104. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE SUITABLE ARMORY QUARTERS FOR THE NATIONAL 
GUARD AT MANCHESTER. 



Section 
1. Appropriation of $48,000. 



Section 
2. To be expended vmder direction of 
governor and council. 



Be it enacted hv the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court eonvened : 

Section 1. That a sum not exceeding forty-eight thousand ^^Tlg'ooo''^^^'^^ 
dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose 
of constructing and equipping an armory in the city ot Man- 
chester for the use of all portions of the National Guard located in 
said citv ; -provided that a suitable site for the same is furnished 
and deeded to the state for armory purposes, without expense 
to the state, and the governor and council are hereby authorized 
to aiake all necessary contracts for plans for the construction, 
completion and equipment of the same, and when completed, 
to make all needful rules and regulations for the management 
of the same. After the said armor}' shall be completed, the 
annual armory rent now paid by the state to the various detach- 
ments of the National Guard in said city shall cease to be paid 
and the same shall be applied towards the maintenance of said 
armory. 

Sect. 2. Said sum to be expended under the direction ofTobeex- 

1 1 -I 1 ^1 • ii • J * peuded under 

the governor and council, and the governor is authorized to direction of 
draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury eoundL'^ '^'^ 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapters 105, 106. 



[1903 



Insufficiency 
in income, 
how met. 



Salary of 
chaplain. 



Library. 



Improve- 
ments and 
repairs. 



CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OP THE STATE PRISON 
AND TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS. 

Section l. Insufficiency in income, how met; appropriations for chaplain, library, 
and improvements and repairs. 

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

Section 1. That in case the income of the state prison 
should at any time be insufficient to meet the current expenses, 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the 
treasury, from time to time, to provide for such deficiency, out 
of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

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

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

That the further sum of live thousand dollars be appro- 
priated 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 war- 
rant for the same out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 81 OF THE LAWS OF 
1897, ENTITLED "• AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6 OF CHAPTER 
83 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE SETTLEiVIENT OP 
PAUPERS." 

Section 1. Town not liable unless settlement gained during ten years preceding last 
application ; settlement of person seventy years old not lost by non-payment of poll 
tax. 

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



Habie unless SECTION 1. Scction 1 of chapter 31 of the Laws of 1897 is 
lahled'within hereby amended by striking out the words " last preceding 
ten years;set- the" in the fourth line of said section and inserting in the place 

tlement of , , , , ..,".., ^ , 

person sev- thercol the words, preceding the last, and said section is hereby 
not^iost'by ° ^ further amended by adding at the end of said section the words, 
oFpoiftax;"* provided that no person having a settlement in any town in this 



1903] Chapter 107. 101 

state upon arriving at the age of seventy years shall lose that 
settlement on account of being exempt by law from paying a 
poll tax, if he still resides in said town, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : Section 1. No town shall be 
liable for the support of any person unless he, or the person 
under whom he derives his settlement, shall have wholly gained 
a settlement therein during the ten years preceding the last date 
of application for support ; provided that no person having a 
settlement in any town in this state upon arriving at the age of 
seventy years shall lose that setdement on account of being 
exempt by law from paying a poll tax, if he still resides in said 
town. 

[Approved March HI, 1!)03.] 



CHAPTER 107. 

AN ACT TN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 79 OF CHAPTER 79 OF THE LAWS OF 
1901, IN REGARD TO LOBSTER TRAPS. 

Section i Section 

1. Interference with lobster traps, peu- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

alty; maintenance of unmarked 
lobster pen, penalty. ' 

Be il enacted by the Senate and House of Refi-esentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 79 of chapter 79 of the Laws of 1901 is interference 
hereby amended by inserting therein, after the words, " owner penaityT' 
thereof," the words, or shall, without such authority, take, re- "rinmarked 
move, or carry away from any beach or shore any lobster net, pe^- penalty, 
or lobster trap, or any warp, or buoy thereof ; and by inserting 
therein, after the words, " fifty dollars ($50)," the words, and 
in any prosecution for any offense under this section, possession 
bv any person other than the owner, of any such net, trap, warp, 
or buoy, shall constitute prima facie evidence of his guilt of the 
otTense charged ; and by striking out, after the words, " unless 
the name," the words, " or the initials" ; and by adding, at the 
end of said section, the words, and if any person shall have 
or maintain any lobster pen in which live lobsters are confined, 
unless the name of the owner thereof shall be carved, painted, 
or printed thereon in legible letters not less than three fourths 
of an inch in length, he shall be fined fifty dollars ($50) ; so 
that said section, as amended, shall read as follows : Sect. 79. If 
an}' person shall take or attempt to take up or in any way know- 
ingly and wilfully interfere with any lobster trap while set for 



102 



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[1903 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



lawful use within this state, without the authority of the owner 
thereof, or shall, without such authority, take, remove, or carry 
away from any beach or shore any lobster net, or lobster trap, 
or any warp, or buoy thereof, he shall be lined fifty dollars 
($50), and in any prosecution for any offense under this sec- 
tion, possession by any person other than the owner, of any 
such net, trap, warp, or buoy, shall constitute prima facie evi- 
dence of his guilt of the offense charged ; and if any person 
shall have or maintain any lobster pen in which live lobsters 
are confined, unless the name of the owner thereof shall be 
carved, painted, or printed thereon in legible letters not less 
than three fourths of an inch in length, he shall be fined fifty 
dollars ($50). 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF 

PUBLIC TAXES. 



Section 
1. New apportionment for assessment 
of pnblic taxes. 



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



Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilonsc o/ Representatives in 
General Court convened : 



New appor- 
tionment. 



Section 1. That of every thousand dollars of public taxes 
hereafter to be raised, the proportion which each tow'n and 
place shall pay, and for which the treasurer of the state is 
liereby authorized to issue his warrant, shall be as follows, to 
wit : 



Rockingham County, $128.00. 

Atkinson, one dollar and twenty cents 
Auburn, one dollar and seventy-three cents 
Brentwood, one dollar and twenty-two cents 
Candia, two dollars and eighteen cents 
Chester, one dollar and eighty-nine cents . 
Danville, eighty-two cents .... 
Deerfield, two dollars and thirty-four cents. 
Derry, six dollars and sixty-three cents 
East Kingston, ninety cents 
Epping, two dollars and ninety-four cents . 



$1.20 
1.73 
1.22 
2.18 
1.89 

.82 
2.34 
(>.(>3 

.90 
2.94 



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103 



Exeter, thirteen dollars and thirty cents 
Fremont, one dollar and eleven cents . 
Greenland, one dollar and ninety cents 
Hampstead, one dollar and tifty-nine cents 
Hampton, three dollars and nine cents 
Hampton Falls, one dollar and fifteen cents 
Kensington, ninet3^-six cents 
Kingston, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 
Londonderry, two dollars and ninety-five cents 
Newcastle, one dollar and fifty-one cents . 
Nevvfields, one dollar and fifteen cents 
Newington, one dollar and sixteen cents 
Newmarket, five dollars and twenty-three cents 
Newton, one dollar and thirty-three cents . 
North Hampton, three dollars and seven cents 
Northwood, two dollars and forty-two cents 
Nottingham, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 
Plaistow, one dollar and twenty-seven cents 
Portsmouth, forty-five dollars and thirty-five cents 
Raymond, two dollars and twenty-five cents 
Rye, four dollars and seventeen cents 
Salem, two dollars and eighty-eight cents . 
Sandown, sixtj^-four cents .... 
Seabrook, one dollar and thirteen cents 
South Hampton, seventy-two cents 
Stratham, one dollar and eighty-six cents 
Windham, one dollar and thirty-five cents . 

Strafford County, $102.58. 

Barrington, two dollars and thirteen cents . 
Dover, forty-two dollars and eight cents 
Durham, two dollars and eighty-six cents . 
Farmington, five dollars and twenty-seven cents 
Lee, one dollar and forty-one cents . 
Madbury, one dollar and thirty-three cents. 
Middleton, forty-one cents .... 
Milton, three dollars and fifty-eight cents . 
New Durham, eighty-seven cents 
Rochester, twenty dollars and thirty-one cents 
Rollinsford, five dollars and fifty cents 
Somersworth, fourteen dollars and fifty-nine cents 
Strafibrd, two dollars and twenty-four cents 



$13.30 
1.11 
l.'JO 
1.")!) 
3.0!) 
1.15 

.:»(; 

1.2S 
2.1)5 
1.51 
1.15 
l.K) 
5.23 
1.33 
3.07 
2.42 
1.31) 
1.27 
45.35 
2.25 
4.17 
2..S,S 

.()4 
1.13 

.72 

i.s(; 

1.35 



$2.13 
42.08 

5.27 
1.41 

1 o o 
i.OO 

.41 

3.58 

.<S7 

20.31 

5.50 

14.59 

2.24 



Belknap County, $46.09. 

Alton, two dollars and seventy-one cents 
Barnstead, two dollars and Ibrty-two cents . 
Belmont, two dollars and fifty cents . 
Center Harbor, one dollar and twenty-four cents 



$2.71 
2.42 
2.50 
1.24 



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Gilford, one dollar and seventy-eight cents . 
Gilmanton, two dollars and thirteen cents . 
Laconia, twenty dollars and fifty-three cents 
Meredith, three dollars and seventy-seven cents 
New Hampton, one dollar and forty-nine cents 
Sanbornton, two dollars and seven cents 
Tilton, five dollars and forty-five cents 

Carroll County, $28.34. 

Albany, thirty-seven cents .... 

Bartlett, one dollar and forty-one cents 

Brook field, fifty-three cents 

Chatham, forty-three cents 

Conway, four dollars and twenty-one cents. 

Eaton, forty-four cents 

Efiingham, eighty-five cents 

Freedom, eighty-nine cents 

Hart's Location, eleven cents 

Jackson, one dollar and seventeen cents 

Madison, seventy-six cents 

Moultonborough, one dollar and fift3'-eight cents 

Ossipee, two dollars and thirty-three cents . 

Sandwich, one dollar and seventy-five cents 

Tamworth, one dollar and eight}' cents 

Tuftonborough, one dollar and one cent 

Wakefield, three dollars and sixty-five cents 

Wolfeborough, five dollars and five cents . 

Merrimack County, $148.48. 

Allenstown, two dollars and seventy-one cents 
Andover, two dollars and forty-six cents 
Boscawen, three dollars and three cents 
Bow, one dollar and ninety -three cents 
Bradford, two dollars and forty-one cents . 
Canterbury, two dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Chichester, one dollar and seventy-two cents 
Concord, sixty-eight dollars and twenty-six cents 
Danbury, one dollar and thirty-six cents 
Dunbarton, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 
Epsom, one dollar and eighty-two cents 
Franklin, fourteen dollars and ninety-two cents 
Henniker, three dollars and seventy-three cents 
Hill, ninety-two cents .... 

Hooksett, three dollars and sixty cents 
Hopkinton, four dollars and eighty-four cents 
Loudon, two dollars and ninety-six cents 
Newbury, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 
New London, two dollars and sixteen cents 



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105 



Northfield, two dollars and seventy-six cents 
Pembroke, six dollars and nine cents . 
Pittsfield, live dollars and fifty cents . 
Salisbury, one dollar and thirty-one cents . 
Sutton, one dollar and fifty-six cents . 
Warner, three dollars and eighty-two cents 
Webster, one dollar and sixty-eight cents . 
Wilmot, one dollar and twenty cents . 

Hillsborough County, $21)4.00 

Amherst, two dollars and eighty cents 
Antrim, three dollars and twenty-six cents . 
Bedford, three dollars and twenty-four cents 
Bennington, one dollar .... 

Brookline, ninety-seven cents ... 
Deering, ninety-two cents .... 

Francestown, one dollar and fifty cents 
Goftstown, six dollars and sixty-six cents 
Greenfield, one dollar and nineteen cents . 
Greenville, two dollars and seventy-eight cents 
Hancock, one dollar and fifty-eight cents . 
Hillsborough, five dollars and ninety-two cents 
Hollis, two dollars and sixteen cents . 
Hudson, three dollars and one cent 
Litchfield, one dollar and thirteen cents 
Lyndeborough, one dollar and five cents 
Manchester, one hundred fifty-nine dollars an 
cents ....... 

Mason, ninetv-one cents .... 

Merrimack, three dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Milford, eight dollars and fort3'-seven cents 
Mont Vernon, one dollar and '^\^ cents 
Nashua, fifty-eight dollars and sixteen cents 
New Boston, three dollars and thirty-one cents 
New Ipswich, two dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Pelham, one dollar and seventy-tvv'o cents 
Peterborough, seven dollars and eight cents 
Sharon, twenty-two cents . 
Temple, sixty-nine cents 
Weare, three dollars and ninety-two cents 
Wilton, four dollars and thirty-six cents 
Windsor, ten cents .... 

Cheshire County, $73.84. 

Alstead, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 
Chesterfield, two dollars and twenty-nine cents 
Dublin, three dollars and twenty cents 
Fitzwilliam, one dollar and ninety-one cents 



d ten 



$2.70 
fi.09 
5.50 
1.31 
1.5G 
3.82 
l.f38 
1.20 



$2.80 
3.26 
3.24 
1.00 
.97 
.92 
1.50 
().()() 
1.19 
2.78 
1.58 
5.92 
2.1G 
3.01 
1.13 
1.05 

159.10 

.91 

3.37 

8.47 

1.05 

58.16 

3.31 

2.37 

1.72 

7.08 

.22 

.69 

3.92 

4.36 

.10 



$1.77 
2.29 
3.20 
1.91 



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Gilsum, eighty-eight cents . • . . 

Harrisville, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 
Hinsdale, three dollars and seventy cents . 
Jaffrey, four dollars and tifteen cents . 
Keene, twenty-seven dollars and seven cents 
Marlborough, two dollars and ninety-seven cents 
Marlow, one dollar .... 
Nelson, fifty- four cents 
Richmond, one dollar and nine cents . 
Rindge, two dollars and thirty-nine cents 
Roxbury, thirty cents 
Stoddard, sixty-eight cents . 
Sullivan, fifty-one cents 
Surry, sixty-eight cents 
Swanzey, two dollars and eighty-nine cents 
Troy, two dollars and thirteen cents . 
Walpole, six dollars and twenty-one cents 
Westmoreland, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 
Winchester, four dollars and twenty-one cents 

Sullivan County, $36.55. 

Ac worth, ninety-eight cents .... 
Charlestown, three dollars and twenty-three cents 
Claremont, twelve dollars and eighty-five cents 
Cornish, one dollar and ninety-three cents . 
Croydon, seventy-two cents 
Goshen, fifty-eight cents .... 
Grantham, fifty-five cents .... 
Langdon, seventy-one cents 
Lempster, fifty-four cents .... 
Newport, seven dollars and eighty-six cents 
Plainfield, one dollar and ninety-six cents . 
Springfield, sixty cents .... 
Sunapee, two dollars and thirt3'-one cents . 
Unity, seventy-three cents .... 
Washington, one dollar .... 



$0.<S8 

1.38 

3.70 

4.15 

27.07 

2.97 

1.00 

.54 

1.09 

2.39 

.30 

.68 

.51 

.m 

2.89 
2.13 
6.21 
1.89 
4.21 



$0.98 

3.23 

12. S5 

'1.93 

.72 

.58 

.55 

.71 

.54 

7.86 

1.96 

.60 

2.31 

.73 

1.00 



Grafton County, $85.14. 

Alexandria, ninety-nine cents 
Ashland, two dollars and thirty-six cents 
Bath, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 
Benton, forty-nine cents .... 
Bethlehem, three dollars and five cents 
Bridgewater, fifty-two cents 
Bristol, four dollars and nine cents 
Campton, one dollar and eighty-four cents . 
Canaan, two dollars and forty-four cents 



$0.99 
2.36 
1.S7 

.49 
3.05 

Jy2 
4.09 
1.S4 
2.44 



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Chapter 108. 



107 



Dorchester, thirty-six cents 

Easton, fifty-one cents .... 

Ellsworth, eight cents .... 

Enfield, three dollars and twenty-eight cents 

Franconia, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 

Grafton, one dollar and fift3'-t\vo cents 

Groton, forty-two cents 

Hanover, five dollars and forty-eight cents 

Haverhill, five dollars and eight3'-eight cents 

Hebron, forty-four cents 

Holderness, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 

Landaff', one dollar and eight cents 

Lebanon, ten dollars and sixty-four cents 

Lincoln, one dollar and ninety-one cents 

Lisbon, five dollars and twenty-two cents 

Littleton, eight dollars and thirteen cents 

Livermore, seventy-one cents 

Lyman, sixty-six cents 

Lyme, two dollars and eight cents 

Monroe, ninety-nine cents . 

Orange, twenty-four cents . 

Orford, one dollar and forty-nine cents 

Piermont, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 

Plymouth, five dollars and ten cents . 

Rumney, one dollar and eighty-one cents 

Thornton, seventy-five cents 

Warren, one dollar and forty-eight cents 

Waterville, seventy cents . 

Wentworth, one dollar and ten cents . 

Woodstock, ninety-eight cents 

Coos County, $50.22 

Berlin, tw-elve dollars and thirty-four cents 

Carroll, two dollars and thirty cents . 

Clarksville, fifty-five cents . 

Colebrook, three dollars and sixty-nine cents 

Columbia, one dollar and twent3^-seven cents 

Dalton, sixty-four cents 

Dummer, fifty-six cents 

Errol, seventy-one cents 

Gorham, two dollars and forty-two cents 

Jel^erson, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 

Lancaster, seven dollars and forty cents 

Milan, one dollar and fifty-five cents . 

Northumberland, three dollars and twenty-eight cents 

Pittsburg, two dollars and forty-seven cents 

Randolph, thirty-eight cents 

Shelburne, sixty-four cents .... 



$0.o(; 

.51 

.08 
3.28 
1.78 
1.52 

.42 
5.48 
5.88 

.44 

L39 

l.O.S 

10.64 



L91 

5.22 

.S.13 

.71 

2.08 

.99 

.24 

1.49 

1.28 

5.10 

1.81 

.75 

1.48 

.70 

1.10 

.98 



$12.34 

2.30 

.55 

3.()9 

L27 

.(>4 

.5() 

.71 

2.42 

. 1.89 

7.40 

1.55 

3.28 

2.47 

.38 

.64 



lOS 



Chapter 108. 



[1903 



Taxes to be 
apportioned 
accordingly 
until new ap- 
portionment. 



Stark, one dollar and twenty-one cents 
Stewartstown, one dollar and sixty-two cents 
Stratford, one dollar and ninety-two cents . 
Wentworth's Location, twenty-one cents 
Whitefield, three dollars and seventeen cents 



Unincorporated Places in Coos County, $6 



Bean's Grant, three cents ...... $0.08 

Bean's Purchase, fifty cents . . . . . .50 

Cambridge, ninety cents ...... .90 

Chandler's Purchase, one cent ..... .01 

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

Cutt's Grant, three cents ...... .03 

Dixville, sixty-nine cents . . . . . . .69 

Dix's Grant, twenty-four cents . . . . • .24 

Erving's Grant, ten cents . . . . . • .10 

Green's Grant, eight cents ...... .08 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, fifty cents . .50 

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

Kilkenney, twenty-six cents . . . . • .2(5 

Low and Burbank's Grants, forty cents . . . .40 

Martin's Location, two cents . . . . , • .02 

Millsfield, eight3'-eight cents ..... .88 

Odell, forty-five cents .45 

Pinkham's Grant, three cents ..... .03 

Sargent's Purchase, fifty-seven cents . . . . .57 

Second College Grant, forty-five cents . . . .45 

Success, twenty cents . . . . . . • .20 

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase', twenty-four cents . .24 

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

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



$1.21 

1.62 

1.92 

.21 

3.17 



70. 



1903] Chapter lOi). 101) 

CHAPTER 109. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 60, SECTION 3, OF THE STATUTE LAWS OP 
1891, RELATING TO DOG LICENSES. 



Section 
1. License fee for spayed bitch. 



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



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

Section 1. Section 3 of chapter 60 of the Laws of 1891 is License fee 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " male" in the sec- bitc!?!*^*^ 
ond line of said section the words, or spayed female, and said 
section is further amended by adding at the end of said section 
the following words, provided that the owner or keeper of 
such spayed female dog shall furnish a certificate from the per- 
son performing the operation to the satisfaction of the clerk of 
the town, or ward of a city wherein such dog is owned or kept, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 
3. The fee for every license for a year shall be two dollars for 
a male or spayed female dog and live dollars for a female dog, 
and such proportionate sum for licenses for dogs becoming 
three months of age after the first day of May, or which may 
be brought from out of the state after the first day of May, as 
the remaining portion of the year bears to the sum required for 
a license for a whole year; provided that the owner or keeper 
of such spayed female dog shall furnish a certificate from the 
person performing the operation, to the satisfaction of the clerk 
of the tow^n or ward of a city wherein such dog is owned or 
kept. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this Repealing 
act are hereby repealed and this act shall take efiect upon its tik^l^effect 

passage. on passage. 

[Approved April 1, 1903.] 



110 



Chapter 110. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 110. 

AS ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 83 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, ENTITLED '' SETTLEMENT OF PAUPERS." 



Section 
1. Settlement of legitimate children ; 
settlement of mimarried woman. 



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



^e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives ifi 
General Conrt convened : 



Settlement of 
legitimate 



unmarried 
woman 



Section 1. Section 1, division ii, of chapter 83 of the Pub- 
ciiiidreu; set- ij^ Statutes is hereby amended by strikingr out all after the words 

tlement of ., . * , .J , .'^ ,. . . 

"if any she has in the third line ot said division so that said 
division as amended shall read as tbllows : ii. Legitimate 
children shall have the settlement of their father, if any he has 
within this state ; otherwise the settlement of their mother if 
any she has. 

Division ix of said section is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word " term'' in the fourth line of said division the 
words, and any unmarried woman of the age of twenty-one 
years who shall have resided in any town in this state seven 
years in succession, shall have paid all taxes legally assessed 
on her estate durinrr that term, so that said division as amended 
shall read as follows ; ix. Any person of the age of twenty-one 
3'ears who shall have resided in any town in this state, and, 
being taxed for his poll for seven years in succession, shall 
have paid all taxes legally assessed on his poll and estate dur- 
ing that term, and any unmarried woman of the age of twent}*- 
one years who shall have resided in any town in this state 
seven years in succession, shall have paid all taxes legally 
assessed on her estate during that term, shall thereb}' gain a 
settlement in such town. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



1I>08] 



Chapter 111. 



Ill 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 7 OF CHAPTER 59 OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, AND SECTION 13 OP CHAPTER 60 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF TAXES. 



Section Section 

1. Tax list to be delivered to collector 3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

by June 30. passage. 

'J. Real estate liolden for tax for one 
year from July following assess- 
ment. 

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

Section 1. That section 7 of chapter 5i) of the Public Tax list to be 
Statutes be and hereby is amended by inserting after the word fecto" bj-^"^" 
" hands " in the second line of said section, the words, and deliv- '^""•^ ^^ 
ered to the collector on or before the oOth day of June, so that 
said section as amended shall read: Sect. 7. A list of all 
taxes by them assessed shall be made by the selectmen under 
their hands, and delivered to the collector on or before the 30th 
day of June with a warrant under their hands and seal, directed 
to the collector of such town, requiring him to collect the same, 
and to pay to the state and county treasurer, and to the town 
treasurer, such sums at such times as may be therein pre- 
scribed. 

Sect. 2. That section lo of chapter GO of the Public Stat- Real estate 
iites be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the tax, howTong. 
word "June" in the fifth line of said section and inserting in 
place thereof the word July, so that said section as amended 
shall read : Sect. 13. The real estate of ever}- person or 
corporation shall be holden for all taxes assessed against the 
owner thereof: and all real estate assessed as resident, whether 
in the name of the owner, occupant, heirs, or estate, shall be 
holden for all taxes assessed thereon for one year from the first 
day of July following such assessment, and for highway taxes 
assessed thereon for two years from such date. Such real 
estate may be sold by the collector, in case the owner or person 
to whom the same is assessed shall die or remove from town 
and leave there no personal estate on which distress can be 
made, or in case such person or corporation shall neglect or 
refuse to expose goods and chattels whereon distress may be 
made, or in case such tax shall not be paid on or before the 
first day of January next after its assessment. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the Repealing 
above sections as amended are hereby repealed and this act tikefeffect 
shall take efiect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



on passage. 



112 Chapter 112. [1903 



CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 20 OF CHAPTER 27 OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, ENTITLED ''COUNTY COMMISSIONERS." 

Section I Section 

1. Commissioners of Hillsborougli conn- 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

ty, animal salary of each $1,200. | April 1, 1903. 

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

Hiiisborous^di SECTION 1. Section 20 of chapter 27 of the Public Statutes 

county com- . . . ). i , , , in 

mis.sioners, IS hereby amended by inserting alter the words, "three dollars 
of each|i,m a day," in the fourth line of said section the words, except in 
the county of Hillsborough where each commissioner shall be 
paid twelve hundred dollars per year payable in equal quar- 
terly installments, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : Sect. 20. Each county commissioner shall be paid 
by the county treasurer for his services, when employed in busi- 
ness of the county and in inspecting the taxable property of 
towns, as provided in the preceding section, three dollars a da}^ 
except in the county of Hillsborough where each commissioner 
shall be paid twelve hundred dollars per year payable in equal 
quarterly installments, and a reasonable sum for all necessary 
expenses, upon order of the supreme court, his accounts having 
been first audited by the court. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 

clause; act ,,r rr^A-i 

takes effect act are hereby repealed and this act shall take ettect April 

Aprill,W03. j^ -^(jQ.^^ ^ ^ 

' [Approved April 2, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 113. 113 

CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY. 



Section 
1. Compensation of board of registra- 
tion. 
•2. Association practicing dentistry to 
have and display certificate; pen- 
alty. 



Section 
3. Exception in favor of students of 
dentistry. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 134 of the Public Statutes is hereby Compensa- 
amended by striking out section 5 and inserting in place thereof of'regLtra^'^'^ 
the following new section : Sect. 5. The members of the *^°"- 
board shall be paid the expenses necessarily incurred and $5 a 
day each for time actually spent in the discharge of their duties. 
Their bills for services and expenses shall be audited and 
allowed by the governor and council, and shall be paid from 
the state treasury* 

Sect. 2. Chapter 134 of the Public Statutes is hereby fur- Association 
ther amended by numbering the present section 7, section 8, and hav*e\an(f d*i^- 
inserting a new section as follows: Sect. 7. Any association ^ate^^"^*^^' 
of persons, whether incorporated or not, engaged in the prac- 
tice of dentistry under the name of company or association, or 
any other title, shall cause to be displayed and kept in a con- 
spicuous place in its office a certificate from said board of the 
qualification of each person engaged in the practice of dentistry 
in said office. Any violation of this ^section shall subject the 
managers of said office to punishment by a fine not exceeding 
one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 3. Chapter 134 of the Public Statutes is hereby fur- PLxception in 
ther amended by adding to section 8, as above amended, the dents.°* '^'^" 
following words, or to a bona fide student of dentistry pursuing 
his studies under the direction of a qualified dentist, so that sec- 
tion 8 shall read as follows : Sect. 8. Nothing in this chapter 
shall apply to a practicing physician who is a graduate from the 
medical department of an incorporated college, or to a bona 
fide student of dentistry pursuing his studies under the direction 
of a qualified dentist. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



114 



Chapters 114, 115. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 114. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5, CHAPTER 278 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 24, LAWS OF 1899, 
RELATING TO HOMICIDE AND OFFENSES AGAINST THE PERSON. 



Section 
1. Punislimeiit of murder; jury may 
affix fleatli penalty for murder in 
first degree. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage; 
clause. 



repealing 



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



Punishment 
of mvirder: 
jury may affix 
death penalty 
for murder in 
first degree. 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. That section 5 of chapter 278 of the Public 
Statutes as amended by section 1, chapter 24, Laws of 1899, is 
hereby repealed and the following is substituted in place 
thereof: Sect. 5. The punishment of murder in the first 
degree shall be death or imprisonment for life as the jury may 
determine; and the punishment of murder in the second degree 
shall be imprisonment for life or for such term as the court 
having cognizance of the offense may order. If the jury shall 
find the respondent guilty of murder in the first degree the pun- 
ishment shall be life imprisonment unless the jury shall add to 
their verdict the words, with capital punishment. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 115. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 7, CHAPTER G3 OP THE LAWS OP 
1897, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO REGULATE THE LICENSING AND REGIS- 
TRATION OP PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS." 

Section ]. Courses of study required to be shown by candidates for examination. 

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



Courses of SECTION 1. That the fourth requirement of section 7 chap- 

study' r6- ■*■ ^ 

quired to be ter 63 of the Laws of 1897 be and is hereby amended by adding 
at the end of said fourth requirement the words, and as the 
equivalent of the first year of the fourth requirement evidence 
of graduation from a registered college course; providing \hiiX 



1908] 



Chapter 116. 



115 



such college course shall have included not less than the mini- 
mum requirements for such admission to the second year of a 
medical school registered as maintaining at the time a satisfac- 
tory standard ; so that said .IV requirement shall read as fol- 
lows: IV. Has studied medicine not less than four full school 
years of at least nine months each, including four satisfactory 
courses of at least six months each, in four different calendar 
years, in a medical college registered as maintaining at the time 
a satisfactory standard. The regent shall accept as the equivalent 
for any part of the third and fourth requirements evidence of five 
or more years' reputable practice, provided that such substitu- 
tion be specified in the license ; and as the equivalent of the 
first year of the fourth requirement, evidence of graduation from 
a registered college course ; providing that such college course 
shall have included not less than the minimum requirements for 
such admission to the second year of a medical school registered 
as maintaining at the time a satisfactory standard. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 11(3. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OP GUARDIANS FOR MINORS 

IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 



If parents uutit, guardian appointed 
on petition of certain public otM- 
cers. 

Incorporated orphans' home, or secre- 
tary of board of charities and cor- 
rection, may be appointed. 



Section 

3. Such wards may be bound out or 

adopted. 

4. Appointment does not relieve parent 

of burden of support. 

5. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. The probate court in the county in which any if parents un- 

£ L 'J* jTi. 11 .' . , tit, guardian 

minor is m tact residing may, after reasonable notice to the appointed on 
parent or parents, appoint a guardian for such minor, who shall certahiVubiic 
have during the minority of his ward the full custody and con- oii^cers. 
trol of said ward and his estate and earnings, upon petition of 
the mayor, overseer of the poor, or selectmen of the city or town 
in which said minor is in fact residing, the county commission- 
ers, or the secretary of the state board of charities and correc- 
tion, such petition setUng forth that the parent or parents of said 
minor, or other person having his custody, are unfit persons to 
have the custody and control of said minor and of his estate and 
earnings, or that his parents are living apart and the circum- 
stances are such that the interests of such minor require that a 



116 Chapter 116. [1903 

guardian be appointed. An}^ guardian appointed under the 
provisions of this section shall continue to act as such from and 
after the date of his appointment, unless and until final judg- 
ment is rendered, setting aside the decree of the probate court 
under which he is appointed. He shall be liable to removal at 
any time, for cause shown, upon petition of either parent, or of 
any person who would be entitled to petition for the appoint- 
ment of a guardian under the provisions of this section, 
ratedorpiiaus' Sect. 2. Any home for orphans situated in and incorporated 
retao'ofb^^^^^ Under the laws of this state, or the secretary of the state board 
and'coiTec^ ^^ charities and correction and his successors, may be ap- 
tion.maybe pointed guardian of any minor. 

Sect. 3. Minors under guardianship under the provisions 
may^ be bound of this act may be bound as apprentices, or adopted, in accord- 
adopted, ance with the provisions of the Public Statutes relating to mas- 
ters and apprentices and the adoption of children, their guardian 
consenting thereto ; and in such cases the consent of the parents 
shall not be required. And such guardian may make contracts 
for the support of such minors at some home for orphans, or 
with some family of good repute. The consent of the minor 
shall not be necessary for the appointment of a guardian under 
the provisions of this act, or for his apprenticing or adoption ; 
but the court shall in all cases ascertain his preference, and 
give to it such weight as under the circumstances may seem 
just. 
Appointment Sect. 4. The appointment of a guardian for any of the 
Heve'pareiits causes specified in section 1 of this act shall not relieve the 
support*^" ^^ parents or other persons liable for the support of any minor 
from their obligation to provide therefor. And the probate 
court at the time of making such appointment, or at any time 
thereafter, may order and require such parents or other persons 
to contribute to the support and maintenance of such minor in 
such amounts and at such times as it determines are just and 
reasonable. The court may from time to time, upon applica- 
tion of either party, and after due notice, revise or alter such 
order, or make such new order or decree as the circumstances 
of the parents or the benefit of the minor may require. 
ciause^"act Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
oti'p'a^ale* ^^^ ^''^ hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



looa] 



Chapters 117, 118. 



117 



CHAPTER 117. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OP SECTION 2 OF CHAPTER 32 OP THE LAWS 
OP 1895, ENTITLED "AN ACT IN RELATION TO PRINTING THE RE- 
PORTS OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICERS." 



Section 
1. Powers of governor and council con- 
cerning state reports. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7'csetitatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 32 of the Laws of Powers of 
1895 be amended by inserting in the sixth line of said section founcu?'^ ^^^^ 
the following words, and such reprints from the laws of the 
State, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 2. The governor with the advice of the council, at any 
time previous to the printing of any annual or biennial report of 
a state officer, commissioner, or board of trustees, mav, after a 
hearing, detine and limit the number of printed pages of such 
report. The governor and council may authorize the publica- 
tion of such special reports of state officers and state institutions, 
and such reprints from the laws of the state, as may be deemed 
necessary. 

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

^ r o on passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 118. 



/ 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 96 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1901, RELAT- 
ING TO HIGH SCHOOLS. 



Section Section 

1. Town not maintaining high school 3. District may contract with local 

to pay tviition of resident attending academy for instruction, 

elsewhere; cost of tuition, how 4. Takes eft'ect on passage, 

limited. 

2. High schools ahd academies to be 

approved by state superintendent. 

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

Town not 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 96 of the Session Laws hf Ifschffio 
of 1901 is hereby amended by adding to said section the words, pay tuition of 
Provided, however, that no town shall be liable for tuition of a teuding^ise- 
child in any school in excess of the average cost per child of Son, w''' 

limited. 



118 Chapter 118. [1903 

instruction by the regularly emplo3'ed teachers of that school 
and the cost of text-books supplies and apparatus during the 
school year preceding, nor in any case shall the town be liable 
for tuition of any child in excess of forty dollars per year, so 
that said section shall read : Section 1. Any town not main- 
taining a high school or school of corresponding grade shall 
pay for the tuition of any child who with parents or guardians 
resides in said town and who attends a high school or academ}'- 
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. Provided, hozvever, that 
no town shall be liable for tuition of a child in any school in 
excess of the average cost per child of instruction by the regu- 
larly employed teachers of that school and the cost of text- 
books supplies and apparatus during the school year preceding, 
nor in any case shall the town be liable for tuition of any child 
in excess of forty dollars per year. 
High schools Sect. 2. Section 4 of chapter 96 of the Laws of 1901 is 

and acade- , , i i i it, i i • i 

mies to be ap- hereby amended by adding the words, and said superin- 
state^ superin- tendent is authorized to approve a school maintaining any part 
tendent. q£ g^^j^ course, for the part so maintained, so that said section 

shall read: Sect. 4. By the term "high school" or " acad- 
emy," as used in this act, is understood a school having at least 
one four years' course properly equipped and teaching such 
subjects as are required 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 requirements of this section, and said super- 
intendent is authorized to approve a school maintaining any 
part of such course, for the part so maintained. 
contracVwUh Sect. 3. Said chapter ^)Cy is hereby amended by inserting 
local acade- immediately after section 5 thefollowinir : Sect. (3. Any school 
district may make contracts with an academy, located within its 
limits, for furnishing instruction to its scholars ; and such school 
district may raise and appropriate money to carry into effect 
any contracts in relation thereto, and in case such appropria- 
tion is not less in amount than the average cost of instruction of 
each pupil in such academy during the year preceding, for 
each pupil of said district qualified to enter upon a high school 
course, then said academy shall be deemed a high school main- 
tained by such district, if approved by the superintendent of 
public instruction in accordance with section 4 of this act. 
Takes effect Sect. 4. This act shall take efiect upon its passage. 

on passage. ^ a o 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



my. 



19(m] Chapter 119. 119 

CHx\PTER 11!). 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 98 OP THE LAWS OP 1901, RELAT- 
ING TO THE DUTIES OP TREE WARDENS, 

Section i Section 

1. Manner of marking- trees. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2 by inserting after the word ^arkhfg^^ 
" aforesaid" in line <S a period. Strike out after that word in trees. 
line 8 the words " 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 pro- 
cured by the secretary of the forestry commission, and furnished 
by him to said officers as may be required by them for the pur- 
poses of this act, at a cost not to exceed live hundred dollars a 
year,'' and insert the following : Galvanized iron disks shall be 
furnished by the secretary of the forestry commission 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. Said 
disks to be painted red and to have stamped on them the letters 
" N. H." not less than an inch in height, and to be pierced in 
the center for the admission of a spike. The disks shall be 
inserted on each tree at a point not less than three feet nor more 
than six feet from the ground, on the side toward the highway, 
by driving a spike through the disk into the tree within two 
inches of the spike's head, so that the disk may slide with the 
growth of the tree. 

Strike out the words "nails or spikes " in lines 15 and 16 
and insert the following : spikes or disks, so that said section 
shall read : Sect. 2. Tow^ns and cities shall have control of 
all shade and ornamental trees situated in any public way or 
ground within their limits, which the tree warden deems rea- 
sonably necessary for the purpose of shade and ornamentation ; 
and it shall be the duty of the tree wardens, as soon as possible 
after their appointment, 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. Galvanized iron disks shall be furnished by the 
secretary of the forestry commission 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. Said disks to be painted 
red and to have stamped on them the letters " N. H." not less 
than an inch in height, and to be pierced in the center for the 



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Takes effect 
on passage. 



admission of a spike. The disks shall be inserted on each tree 
at a point not less than three feet nor more than six feet from 
the ground on the side toward the highway, by driving a spike 
through the disk into the tree within two inches of the spike's 
head, so that the disk may slide with the growth of the tree. If 
any of the spikes or disks shall be destroyed or defaced, it 
shall be the duty of the warden to renew them as soon as possi- 
ble after he is informed or discovers that they have been 
removed. T^hey shall also have the power to designate from 
time to time, in the same manner 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. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.1 



CHAPTER 120. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE USE OF TRADE-MARKS AND NAMES. 



Section 

1. Distinctive names on bottles, cans, or 

other vessels may be registered. 

2. Unauthorized use of registered ves- 

sel, how punished. 

3. ■ What deemed prima facie evidence 

of unlawful use. 



Section 

4. Search-warrants for recoverj' of such 

vessels. 

5. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



£e it enacted by the Senate and House of Repi'esentaiives in 
General Court convened: 



Distinctive 
names on cer- 
tain vessels 
may be regis- 
tered. 



Unauthorized 
use of regis- 
tered vessel, 
how punished. 



Section 1. Persons engaged in buying, selling or dealing 
in milk or cream in cans or bottles, or bottling or selling bev- 
erages in bottles or vessels with their name and the word 
" registered" branded, engraved, blown or otherwise produced 
thereon, or on the boxes used by them, may file in the office of the 
clerk of the city or town in which their principal place of busi- 
ness is situated, and also in the office of the secretary of state, a 
description of the name so used by them, and shall publish such 
description once in each of four successive weeks in a newspa- 
per, if any, published in the city or town in which said descrip- 
tion has been filed ; otherwise, in a newspaper published in the 
county in which said city or town is situated. 

Sect. 2. Whoever fills with milk, cream or any manufac- 
tured beverage, with intent to sell the same, any bottle, can or 
vessel, marked or distinguished as aforesaid, the description of 



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which has been tiled and published as provided in the preced- 
ing section, or defaces, erases, covers up or otherwise removes 
or conceals any such name, or the word "registered" thereon, 
or sells, buys, gives, takes or otherwise disposes of or traffics in 
the same, without the written consent of, or unless the same 
has been purchased from, the person whose name is in or upon 
the can, bottle or vessel so filled, defaced, trafficked in or other- 
wise used or disposed of shall, for the first offense, be punished 
by a fine of fifty cents for each such can, bottle or vessel or by 
imprisonment for not less than ten days nor more than one year, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment : and for each s<ubsequent 
offense, by a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than five 
dollars for each such vessel or'by imprisonment for not less than 
twenty days nor more than one year. 

Sect. o. The use by any person engaged in selling milk or evSfenteTf^'^ 
cream or in manufacturing, botding or selling beverages, of a unlawful use. 
bottle, can or vessel, marked or distinguished as aforesaid, the 
description of which has been filed and published as provided 
in section 1, without the written consent of, or purchase from, 
the owner thereof, or the buying, selling, disposing of or traf- 
ficking in such bottles, cans or vessels by such person without 
such written consent or purchase, or the possession by any junk 
dealer or dealer in second-hand articles of any such bottles, 
cans or vessels, without the written consent of or purchase from, 
the owner thereof, shall be priina facie evidence of unlawful 
use, possession of or traffic in the same. 

Sect. 4. Upon complaint of a person who has complied ^^^^^^'^1^;;'^'*/^ 
with the provisions of section 1, or his agent, to the justice of coveryof 

,. ^ . . c ^\ • i. u- u 1 such vessels. 

a police court, or to a justice of the peace in a town which has . 
no police court, that he has reason to believe and does believe 
that any of his bottles, cans or vessels, marked or distinguished 
as provided in said section, the description of the name, on 
which, with the word " registered," has been filed and pub- 
lished as provided in said section, are being unlawfully used or 
filled by a person engaged in buying, selling or dealing in milk 
or cream or in manufacturing, bottling or selling beverages, or 
that a junk dealer or dealer in second-hand ardcles, or a 
vender of cans or bottles, has any such cans, bottles or vessel 
in his possession, or secreted in any place, said justice may 
thereupon issue a search-warrant ; and may also cause the 
person in whose possession such cans, bottles or vessel are 
found to be brought before him, and shall thereupon inquire 
into the circumstances of such possession; and shall award 
possession of the property taken upon such search-warrant to 
the owner thereof. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith Repeaiiug 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- takes effect 

■J t. ' - on passage. 

sage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 121. 



[1903 



Liquor licen- 
ses to hotels 
in unorgan- 
ized towns. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LICENSE COMMISSIONERS TO LICENSE BONA 
FIDE HOTELS IN UNORGANIZED TOWNS AND PLACES TO SELL INTOXI- 
CATING LIQUORS. 



Section 
1. Liquor licenses to hotels in unorgan- 
ized towns. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The state board of license commissioners ap- 
pointed under the act to regulate the sale of intoxicating liquors, 
passed January session, 1903, may grant licenses of the first 
class named in said act to the proprietors, lessees or managers 
of bona jide hotels situated in unorganized towns and places in 
this state, upon such conditions, restrictions and regulations as 
they think the public good requires, in conformity with the pro- 
visions of said act. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 122. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTERS 2 AND 112 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE BETTER ENFORCEMENT OF THE LIQUOR 
LAWS. 



Section 

1. Illegal sale, etc., of spirituous liquor, 

how punished. 

2. Illegal sale of cider, how punished. 

3. Susiiended sentence for first offense. 

4. Forfeiture of recognizance for breach 

of condition of bond. 

5. Meaning of words " spirit," " spirit- 

uous liquor," or "intoxicating liq- 
uor." 

6. Public officers to institute prosecu- 

tions for second offenses; penalty 
for neglect. 

7. Duty of coiirt to order prosecution 

for second offen.se. 



Section 
8. Furnishing liquor in evasion of law 

to be deemed unlawful sale. 
Town agents to enforce liquor laws; 

how chosen; powers, duties, and 

compensation. 
Amendment of nuisance act. 
Certain public officers to prosecute 

offenders ; penalty for neglect. 
Plea of nolo contendere not to be 

received. 
Repealing clause. 
Act not intended to conflict with 

or limit license law; takes effect 

when. 



9. 



12. 



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

Illegal sale, SECTION 1. Amend scction 15 of chapter 1 12 of the Public 

etc., of liquor, ,, . . , . ^ i , < i » 

how. pun- Statutes by striking out all ot said section alter the word " be 
in the third line and insert the following : Imprisoned in the 



ished. 



1<)0;}] Chapter 122. 123 

house of correction for ten clays, and for any subsequent oMense 
he shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than one 
month or exceeding six months, so that said section 15 when 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 15. If any person not 
being an agent of a town or city for the purpose of selling spirit 
shall sell or keep for sale any spirituous liquor in any quantity, 
he shall be imprisoned in the house of correction for ten days, 
and for any subsequent offense he shall be imprisoned in the 
county jail not less than one month or exceeding six months. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 1(5 of said chapter by striking out iiiesai sale of 
all of said section and inserting the lollowmg : Sect. K). imnished. 
If any person not being an agent of a town for the purpose of 
selling spirit shall sell or keep for sale cider in less quantities 
than one barrel, except when sold and delivered by the manu- 
facturer at the press or in an unfermented state, he shall be 
imprisoned in the house of correction for ten days, and for any 
subsequent offense he shall be imprisoned in the county jail not 
less than thirty days nor exceeding six months. 

Sect. 8. Amend section 17 of said chapter by striking out *^"''^|^®"i^l, 

. r, . '' r^ "-' - _ seiiteiice tor 

all of said section and inserting the following: Sect. 17. tirst offense. 
Courts having jurisdiction over offenses specified in sections 15 
and l(i of this act may suspend any sentence imposed by them 
on complaint, information, or indictment for a first offense, so 
long as the respondent refrains from violating any of the provi- 
sions of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes or amendment 
thereto. Sentences imposed for second offenses shall not be 
suspended, but shall be enforced by the court, without indul- 
gence or delay. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 28 of said chapter by adding thereto Forfeiture of 

xi j: n • Tr • • u J "j ii • 4.- recognizance 

the following: If an}- person giving bonds under this section, tor breach of 
violates the conditions thereof, the recognizance shall be bond!*^°" *^' 
declared forfeited, and the court shall render judgment for the 
full amount of the recognizance, and whenever it is brought to 
the attention of the solicitor of the county in which the recog- 
nizance was entered into, he shall cause the recognizance to be 
forfeited at the first term thereafter and immediately cause 
proper proceedings to be had for the recovery of such forfeit- 
ure, and cause such proceedings to be prosecuted to final judg- 
ment and collection without indulgence or delay. For failure 
to do so, he shall be punished as provided in section o4 of 
chapter 112, and it shall also be sufficient ground for his 
removal from office. 

Sect. 5. Strike out all of section 88, chapter 2, of the Pub- Meaning of 

1 • f-i ,- 1 1 11 -1 • 1 11- 1 • , words " spir- 

lic Statutes, alter the word " all in the second line, and insert it," "spiritu- 
in place thereof, distilled liquors, or rectified spirits, vinus,-fer- "h^itoxicating 
mented, brewed, and malt liquors, wines, and any beverage, by I'luor." 
whatever name called, containing more than one per cent, of 
alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit, so that said section 
'^o, when amended, shall read as follows: Sect. 33. Bv the 



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Public officers 
to institute 
IJrosecutions 
tor second 
offenses ; 
penalty for 
neglect. 



Duty of court 
to order prose- 
cution for sec- 
ond offense. 



Furnishing 
liquor in eva- 
sion of law 
deemed 
unlawful sale. 



Town agents 
to enforce 
liquor laws; 
how chosen ; 
powers, 
duties, and 
compensa- 
tion. 



word " spirit," "spirituous liquors," or "intoxicating liquor," 
shall be intended all distilled liquors, or rectified spirits, vinus, 
fermented, brewed, and malt liquors and wines, and any 
beverage, by whatever name called, containing more than one 
per cent, of alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Sect. G. All public officers upon whom the duty of enforc- 
ing the provisions of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes and 
amendments thereto, is now or hereafter imposed, shall, in the 
performance of their duty, cause indictments to be obtained, 
information filed or complaints made for second offenses when- 
ever it is brought to their attention ; that any person violating 
said chapter 112, or amendments thereto, has been previously 
convicted of any otTense therein mentioned, and for any failure 
to comply with this act, they shall be subjected to the same 
fines and penalties as are now provided in sections 23 and 24 
of said chapter, and it shall also be sufficient ground for their 
removal, as provided by law. 

Sect. 7. It shall be the duty of the court before whom any 
first offense liquor case is returned, upon having its attention 
called to the fact and proof made that the respondent has been 
previously convicted of selling or keeping for sale any liquors 
or beverages, the selling or keeping for sale of which is prohib- 
ited by chapter 112 of the Public Statutes, or amendments 
thereto, to quash the complaint, information or indictment, and 
cause a complaint or information to be made for a second 
offense by the county solicitor and have the same served and 
returned and brought before said court or before some other 
court having jurisdiction. 

Sect. 8. The procuring, furnishing, or giving away of 
spirituous liquors or any shift or device to evade the provisions 
of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes, or amendments thereto, 
shall be deemed unlawful selling within the provisions of said 
chapter, and the punishment shall be the same as in the case 
of selling or keeping for sale spirituous liquors. The words 
" furnishing or giving away," where they occur in this act, shall 
not apply to giving away spirituous liquors by a person in his 
private dwelling, unless said private dwelling is a place of pub- 
lic resort. 

Sect. i). Each town shall at its annual meeting elect an 
agent to enforce the liquor laws within the limits of the town, 
who shall have all the powers and perform all the duties now 
pertaining to selectmen in such matters, including the right to 
file informations, as provided in chapter 81, Laws of 1891), and 
shall receive as compensation for his services three dollars per 
day for time actually spent in the performance of his duty, and 
his expenses. His accounts shall be audited, allowed and paid 
by the selectmen. If the town fails to elect a prosecuting agent 
the selectmen shall appoint a suitable person within one week 
after the date of said meeting, who shall hold office until another 



11)03] Chapter 122. 125 

is chosen, unless sooner removed by the selectmen. Any 
vacancy occurring in the office, for any cause, shall be imme- 
diately filled by the selectmen for the unexpired term. 

Sect. 10. Amend section I of chapter Si of the Laws of ^-''lisance act 
1S91) by Striking out in the ntth line the words "of a majority 
of the selectmen " and inserting in place thereof the words, 
prosecuting agent. 

Sect. 11. Police commissioners, county and city solicitors, officersto"^^^^ 
sheriffs, police officers and prosecuting agents of towns, shall, P^Pf«9"t®. 
at the expense of the city, county or town, prosecute or cause penalty for 
to be prosecuted every person guilty of any violations of the "®^®^' 
provisions of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes, or amendments 
thereto, or of any laws governing the sale of liquor, hereafter 
enacted, of which they can obtain reasonable proof, and if they 
neglect or refuse to perform their duties, as specified herein, 
they shall be fined or forfeit three hundred dollars for each and 
every neglect, or be imprisoned in the house of correction for 
not more than thirty days or both, and their neglect and refusal 
shall be good ground for their removal from office, as provided 
by law. But this provision shall not be construed so as to pre- 
vent the town or city, by its officers, or any person from mak- 
ing a complaint or instituting and carrying on prosecutions for 
such offenses ; and such complainant, if a town or city, by its 
officers, shall be entitled to all fines imposed and collected for 
said violation. If any of the officers mentioned in this section 
neglects tbr two weeks after being furnished with a written 
notice, under oath, of a violation of the law relative to the sale 
or keeping for sale of intoxicating liquors, with the names of 
the witnesses, or statement of other sources of proof, to institute 
proceedings thereon, any person may thereafter make com- 
plaint and shall be entitled to all fines imposed and collected 
for said violation. 

Sect. 12. The plea of nolo contendere shall not be received j^ot1;o be^^^ 
by the court in any prosecution or indictment for sale or keep- received. 
ing for sale of spirituous, intoxicating or malt liquors. 

Sect. 13. Section 23 of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes, ^luse!"'^ 
and amendments thereto are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 14. Nothing in this act shall be construed to in any Actnotto 

n- . •.! T -^ ^ • , , r conflict with 

way connict with, limit or restrain any part or parts of an act or limit 
passed at the January session, 1903, entitled "An act to regulate lakes^effect' 
the traffic in intoxicating liquor," and this act shall be in force '^'^^'i- 
after the third Tuesday of May. 1903. 
[Approved April 2,"' 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 123. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRINTING OP BALLOTS PROVIDED FOR IN AN 
ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO REGULATE THE TRAFFIC IN INTOXICATING 
LIQUOR," APPROVED MARCH 27, 1903. 



SfiCTIOX 

1. Nvxmber, form, and method of vise. 

2. At general elections, question to be 

printed on official ballots. 



Section 

3. Conduct of special meetings of vot- 

ers. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate a)id. House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 



Number. SECTION 1. That the Secretary of state be required to fur- 

m"thod of iTse. "ish not less than 120,000 printed ballots containing the ques- 
tion to be voted upon by the cities and towns of this state on the 
second Tuesday of May, next, viz: "Shall licenses tor the 
sale of liquor be granted in this city or town under the provi- 
sions of 'An act to regulate the tratlic in intoxicating liquor,' 
passed at the January session of the general court, 1903 t " and 
to distribute the same to the town and ward clerks, a reasonable 
time previous to said meetings. 

Upon the said ballots containing said question shall be printed 
the word Yes at the left hand with a square near it and at the 
right hand the word No, with a square near it, and the voter 
desiring to vote Yes upon the said question shall make a cross 
in the square near the word "Yes," and the voter desiring to 
vote No shall make a cross in the square near the word " No." 
All ballots cast where no cross is made in a square shall not 
counted. The secretary of state shall cause to be printed at 
the bottom of each ballot, distributed to the town and ward 
clerks, a note in plain and conspicuous type as follows : 

Every voter who wishes to vote Yes will make a cross in the 
square near the word " Yes." If he wishes to vote No, he will 
make a cross in the square near the word " No." If he make 
no cross in either square his ballot will not be counted. 

Sect. 2. Whenever the sense of the voters of the towns and 
cities is taken at a general election upon the question stated in 
section 1 of this act, said question shall be printed upon the offi- 
cial ballot for said towns and cities, and at the bottom of said 
ballot, in conspicuous type in the manner and form above pre- 
scribed. 

Sect. 3. The special meetings prescribed in section 31 of 
ings of voters, the act entitled "An act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating 
liquor," approved March 27, 1903, shall be conducted as pro- 
vided by chapter 33 of the Public Statutes and chapter 78 of 
the Laws of 1897 and amendments thereto. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



Question on 
official ballots 
at general 
elections. 



Conduct of 
special meet 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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127 



CHAPTER 124. 



AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE PLANTING AND PERPETUATION OF FORESTS. 



Section 
1. Laiulowuei's planting timber trees 
entitled to rebate of taxes. 



Section 
3. [2.] Forestry couanission may con- 
tract for seeds and seedlings. 



Be it enacted I)\' tJie Senate and House of Rcpr'cscntativcs in 
General Court convened : 



Section 1. In consideration of the public benefit to be Landowners 
derived from the planting and cultivation of timber or forest ^^"treel entl- 
trees, the owners of any and all land which shall be planted onaxe.s!^^^'^*^ 
with timber or forest trees, not less than 1,200 to the acre, shall 
be entitled, from and at'ter the first day of April, 11)08, to a 
rebate of the taxes assessed upon said land as follows : For the 
first ten years after the land has been so planted, a rebate of 
ninety per cent, of all the taxes assessed upon said land ; for 
the second period of ten years after such planting, a rebate of 
eighty per cent, of all said taxes ; and for the third and final 
period of rebate after such planting, a rebate of fifty per cent, 
of all said taxes. Said rebate to be allowed only on condition 
that said planted trees are kept in a sound condition. A return 
of such planting shall be made to the selectmen when taking 
the annual inventory, which return shall be verified by the 
selectmen and made the basis of such tax exemption. After 
said trees have been planted ten years it shall be lawful for 
the owners to thin out the same so that not less than six hun- 
dred trees shall be left to the acre ; but no portion of said 
planted land shall be absolutely cleared of trees during the 
period for which said rebate may be allowed. 

Sect. 3. [2.1 In order to facilitate the planting; of trees as Forestry com- 

, • 1 r • 1 1 1 r • • ^ • 1 1 mission may 

hereinbefore provided, the forestry commission is hereby contract for 
authorized and directed to contract, without expense to the seedlings. 
state, upon terms to be approved by the governor and council, 
with reputable nurserymen to provide, at a price to be deter- 
mined upon, seeds and seedlings of timber or forest trees, to 
landowners for planting within this state in accordance with 
the terms of section 1 of this act. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 125. 

AN ACT TO DEFINE THE DUTIES OF THE STATE TREASUEE.R WITH REFER- 
ENCE TO PUBLIC FUNDS. 



Section 

1. Deposit of funds in approved banks; 

distribution of interest on deposits. 

2. Investment of funds of whicli state 

has exclusive control. 



Section 

3. Committee of executive council to 

examine securities. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

fumis^in%- SECTION 1. The treasurer may deposit any portion of the pub- 
(listi-ibut^on * ' ^^^ moneys, in his possession, in such national banks within the 
1^ ^osi^s^'"^ °" state, or the state of Massachusetts, or any such trust company, 
incorporated under the laws of, or doing business within, the 
state, or the state of Massachusetts, as shall be approved, at 
least once in six (6) months, by the governor and council, but 
the amount deposited in any one bank or trust company shall 
not at an}^ one time exceed forty per cent, of its paid up capital 
and surplus. Other things being equal, those banks or trust 
companies shall receive preference which shall allow interest on 
daily balances. All interest received on such deposits shall be 
paid into the treasury of the state, excepting the interest upon 
such funds as are paid to the treasurer for distribution to the 
towns and cities of the state, and the interest shall be distrib- 
uted to such towns and cities proportionately in the same man- 
ner as said funds are distributed. 

Investment of Sect. 2. All funds over which the state has exclusive con- 
funds of 
which state trol, asidc from such sums of money as the treasurer may deem 

control. necessary to hold or deposit, as provided in section 1, for meet- 

ing current expenses, shall be invested by the treasurer, with 
the approval of the governor and council, in securities of the 
state, in the notes or bonds of the several counties, cities and 
towns thereof, in the scrip or bonds of the United States, or in 
the notes or bonds of any incorporated district of the state or of 
any city of the New England states whose net indebtedness at 
the time of purchase does not exceed five per cent, of the last 
preceding valuation of the property therein for the assessment 
of taxes. 
Committee of Sect. 3. The governor shall appoint a committee of the 
examine I council, which shall annually in the month of May, and as 
much oftener as occasion may require, examine the value of 
the notes and securities in charge of the treasurer, and report 
them to the governor and council, who may direct the treasurer 
to sell or collect notes or securities over which the state has 
exclusive control, and re-invest the proceeds, according to th"e 
provisions of section 2. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



securities. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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129 



CHAPTER 12G. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TAXATION OF BUILDING AND LOAN ASSO- 
CIATIONS. 



Section 

1. Taxable by state, for what and at 

what rate. 

2. Tax to be paid to town in which asso- 

ciation is located. 



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



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

Section 1. Every building and loan association organized Jtlte^for^^ 
under the laws of this state shall pay to the state treasurer what'ami^at 
annually, on the first day of October, commencing October 1st, 
1904, a tax of three quarters of one per cent., upon the whole 
amount paid in upon its capital stock or shares in force on 
April 1st, preceding, after deducting the value of all its real 
estate, wherever situated and the value of all loans secured by 
mortgage upon real estate situated in this state, bearing a rate 
of interest not exceeding five per cent, per annum. The pre- 
miums and fines received by building and loan associations 
from their members shall not be considered as interest and the 
deduction of the premium from the amount loaned shall not be 
construed as increasing the rate of interest paid by the bor- 
rower. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer shall on or before the first day to be paid to 
of February following the time when said taxes have been as^ciSon® 
paid, pay the amount of the tax so paid to the treasurer of the is located, 
town or city where said association is located. 

Sect. 3. Section 7 of chapter 65 of the Public Statutes, f)|P||V'^^t 

relatincr to the taxation of building and loan associations, and takes effect 
, , , ° r • • . . • . 1 , 1 • ^ on passage. 

all Other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed and this act shall take eflfectupon its passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



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[1903 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8 OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE STATE HOUSE AND YARD. 



Section" 
1. Duties of keepers of state house and 
yard. 



bECTIOX 

2. Repealiug clause ; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Duties of 
keepers. 



Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 7 of the Public Stat- 
utes be amended by inserting atlter the word '• premises" in the 
first line of said section the words, and under the direction of 
the governor and council, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: Sect. 3. The keepers shall keep careful 
watch of the premises and under the direction of the governor 
and council provide suitable fuel for the state house ; keep the 
offices therein properly warmed and swept, and all parts of the 
house and vard in good order and condition. They shall per- 
sonally perform the duties provided for in this chapter and 
such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by 
the governor and council. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 

tak^^e'ffectou ^ct are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 128. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 64, LAWS OF 1899, RELATING TO 
firemen's RELIEF FUND. 

Section I Section 

1. State to pay S2,000 annually, under 2. Enumeration of sections of former 

certain contingencies. | act. 

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



Payment by 
state, when. 



Section 1. Amend chapter 64. Laws of 1899, by inserting 
after section 2, a new section as follows : Sect. 3. In addition 
to said firemen's relief fund, in the event of the depletion of the 
treasury of the New Hampshire State Firemen's Association 



1003] Chapter 129. 131 

below the amount necessary to meet its obligations, the state 
treasurer shall, having received a certified statement of such 
condition from the treasurer of said association, upon the order 
of the governor, pay to the treasurer of said association as 
trustee a sum not to exceed two thousand dollars annually. 

Sect. 2. Further amend chapter G4, Laws of 1899, by S'Sonso? 
changing the number of section 8 to section 4, and changing former act. 
section 4 to section ;"). 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 129. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14 AND SECTION 15, CHAPTER 286 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUDGE AND 
REGISTER OF PROBA.TE FOR BELKNAP COUNTY. 



Section 
1. Annual salary of judge of probate to 
be $600. 



Section 

2. Annual salary of register of probate 

to be $600. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 14, chapter ^>^^-i of the Public Amuiaisaiary 

r-v 1 111 •, • r ^ ,, r v • .1 of D udge §600. 

Statutes be amended by striking out the word " lour m the 
fifth line of said section and inserting the word six, so that said 
line shall read as follows : In Belknap, six hundred dollars. 

Sect. 2. That section 1.5, chapter im of the Public Stat- oVregfstt^'"^ 
utes be amended by striking out the words " four hundred and ^^''■ 
fifty" in the fifth line of said section and inserting the words 
six hundred, so that said line shall read as follows : In Bel- 
knap, six hundred dollars. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



132 



Chapters 130, 131. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 130. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND IN AMENDMENT TO SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 
198 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO TRUSTEES OF ESTATES. 



Section 
1. Transfer by trustee after trust exe- 
cuted. I 



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



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



Transfer by 
trustee after 
trust exe- 
cuted. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. When the purposes for which any trust was 
created have been performed, the judge of probate may by 
license and decree authorize the trustee to transfer by suitable 
deed or conveyance any property remaining in his hands to 
such person as shall be entitled thereto. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 131. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 262 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO CORONERS AND CORONERS' INQUESTS. 



Section 

1. Coroners' inquests, when holden. 

2. If body buried by coroner, fees and 

expenses paid by county. 

3. Coroner to be notified of death by 

violence; penalty for wilful re- 
moval of body; coroner to take 
charge of property found on body ; 
certificate of death and permit 



Section 

for burial, to be issued by cor- 
oner when; justice to act if cor- 
oner cannot be secured ; fees at 
coroners' inquests; fees of coroner 
for taking view ; fees and expenses 
to be aiidited ; repealing clause ; 
act takes effect on passage. 



Coroners' in- 
quests, when 
holden. 



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

Section 1. That sections 1 and 2 of chapter 262 of the 
Public Statutes be, and the same hereby are, stricken out and 
the following inserted in place thereof: Section 1. The 
coroner shall take an inquest upon the dead body of any person 
whose death is supposed to have been occasioned by violence or 
casualty, within the county for which he is commissioned, 
whenever in his opinion the circumstances attending the death 



1903] Chapter 131. 133 

of the person require an inquest, or whenever the majority of 
the selectmen of the town, the mayor of the city, or the solic- 
itor for the county, in which the body is found, or the attorney- 
general, shall in writing direct an inquest. In all cases in which 
a coroner shall deem an inquest necessary he shall immediately 
notify the attorney-general or county solicitor of the holding of 
such inquest, and the attorney-general or solicitor may be 
present at the inquest and examine the witnesses. 

Sect. 2. That section KJ of said chapter 262 be, and the if body buried 
same hereby is, stricken out and the following substituted in expense paid 
the place thereof : Sect. 1(5. When a coroner makes exam- > ^"'^^ y- 
ination of the dead body of a stranger he shall cause the body 
to be decently buried,^and if he certities that he has made care- 
ful inquiry and that to the best of his knowledge and belief the 
person found dead is a stranger having no residence in any city 
or town in this state, his fees, with the actual expenses of 
burial, shall be paid by the county wherein the body was tbund. 

Sect. 3. That said chapter 2(^2 be and the same is hereb\- Corpnertobe 

, , 1 , IT - -1 • 1 ,. 1 r n • notitied of 

further amended by addmg alter said section lb the lollowmg death by vio- 
sections, viz : Sect. 17. The finder of the dead body of a person fo?wiifur^ *^ 
supposed to have come to his or her death by violence or casualty, HfyJ^^ "* 
shall immediately cause a coroner to be notified of such finding. 
Prior to the arrival of a coroner at the spot where such body is 
found no person shall move or in any way disturb the body, 
disarrange the clothing upon the same, or anything connected 
with the body or in the vicinity of the same and bearing evi- 
dence to the manner of death, except in cases in which the 
removal of the body may be necessary to preserve the same 
from loss or mutilation. The coroner shall make personal 
inquiry into the cause and manner of the death, and shall care- 
full}'^ reduce to writing every fact and circumstance tending to 
show the condition of the body and surroundings and the cause 
and manner of death. Any person who wilfully moves a body 
found as above, or destroys any of the marks or signs on or 
about the same, except under the direction of a coroner, shall 
be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 18. The coroner shall take charge of any money or g^Oj^^nerjo^ 
other personal property found upon or near the body, and shall of property 
deliver the same to the relatives of the deceased or to the per- body. '^^ 
son legall}' entitled to the same. In case the deceased was a 
stranger the property taken as above provided shall be safely 
kept by the coroner sixty days, and if, upon diligent inquiry, 
no relatives of the deceased have then been found and no legal 
claimant of the property, the coroner shall deliver the property 
to the commissioners tor the county in which the body vvas 
found. Property so delivered shall be applied for the benefit 
of the county, subject to the legal rights of any claimant who 
may thereafter appear. 



184 



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[1903 



Certiticate of 
death and 

Eermit for 
urial,tobe 
issued by cor- 
oner, when. 



Justice to act 
if coroner 
cannot be 
secured. 



Fees at coro- 
ners' inquests. 



Fees for tak- 
ing view. 



Fees and 
expenses to 
be audited. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 19. In cases in which a coroner takes a view of a 
dead body and the deceased person did not have the attendance 
of a physician in his or her last sickness, the coroner, upon 
investigation of the facts in the case, may issue and sign the 
certiticate of death and the permit for burial shall be issued 
upon such certificate ; but this act shall not be construed to 
deprive town clerks of similar authority as given them under 
section 5, of chapter 173, of the Public Statutes. 

Sect. 20. In cases in which the services of a coroner can- 
not be secured any justice of the peace and quorum shall have 
the power, under written authority from the attorney-general, 
or the solicitor for the county, a majority of the selectmen of 
the town, or the mayor of the city, in which the body is found, 
to hold an inquest, and in holding such inquest such justice of 
the peace shall be amenable to all of the provisions of this chap- 
ter governing coroners. 

Sect. 21. The following fees shall be allowed in connec- 
tion with each coroner's inquest, to be paid by the county : 

To the coroner, three dollars a day and his necessary 
expenses. 

To the jurors, each two dollars a day and travel to and from 
the place of inquest, each mile six cents. 

To the officer for summoning and attending the jury, two 
dollars a day and travel to and from the place of inquest, each 
mile six cents. 

Sect. 22. Coroners shall be allowed three dollars and 
actual necessary expenses for taking the view of a dead body 
and making a certificate in cases in which no inquest is holden. 

Sect. 23. All fees and expenses under this chapter shall 
be audited and allowed by the county commissioners for the 
county in which the inquest or view is holden, subject how- 
ever to the right of either party upon a disagreement to submit 
the adjudication to the superior court. 

Sect. 24. Section 28 of chapter 287 of the Public Statutes 
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take efl'ect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903, 10.24 a. m.] 



1903] 



Chapters 182, 133. 



135 



CHAPTER 132. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 16 OP CHAPTER 79 OF THE SESSION LAWS OP 
1901, RELATING TO THE TAKING OF DEER. 

Sectiox 1. Protection of deer. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 10, chapter 79, of the Laws of ^^'ot^c^i^n of 
1901, by striking out the words " and the first fifteen days of 
December" after the word "November." Also amend said 
section by striking out the word "and" after the word 
" Carroll," and inserting in place thereof a comma. Further 
amend said section by striking out all after the word " Coos" 
and inserting in place thereof the following : and Grafton, 
and in the towns of Danbury, Hill, Andover and Wilmot in 
Merrimack county, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 16. No person shall hunt, catch, kill or 
destroy any deer within the limits of this state except during 
the months of October and November in each year, and then 
only in the counties of Carroll, Coos, Grafton, and in the towns 
of Danbury, Hill, Andover and Wilmot in the county of Mer- 
rimack. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 133. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A STATE SYSTEM OF HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION 
AND IMPROVEMENT, AND FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF HIGHWAY ENGI- 
NEERS. 



Section 

1. Governor and council to have gen- 

eral control. 

2. Highway engineers to be appointed ; 

compensation. 

3. Engineers to procure highway maps ; 

expense, how borne; refusal of 
selectmen to prepare map, penalty. 

4. Map of continuous main highways 

throughout state. 

5. Examination of routes for state high- 

ways. 

6. Plans for future con.struction. 

7. Bill for inauguration of system at 

next general court. 



Section 
8. Hearings on proposed highway legis- 
lation. 

Plans for construction and repair 
when state aid is granted. 

State engineer to advise local officers. 

Governor and council may propose 
plan concerning state aid. 

Governor and council to report rec- 
ommendations; report to include 
maps, plans, etc. 

Annual appropriation of $7,500. 

Act of March 5 not affected hereby; 
repealing clause ; act takes effect 
on passage. 



9. 



10. 
11. 



12. 



136 Chapter 133. [1903 

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

Governor and SECTION 1. The general supervision, control and direction 
have general of the business to which this act shall relate, shall be and 

hereby are, committed to the governor and council. 
Highway en- Sect. 2. The governor and council may appoint a compe- 
appolifted -^^ tent engineer or engineers, who are hereby designated as high- 
compensa- way encrineers, and one of them at least maybe an exoerienced 

tion. "^ , . . . ' . . 

road builder. The compensation of said highway engmeers 
shall be fixed by the governor and council, and they shall be 
allowed traveling expenses while in the actual performance of 
their public duties. The engineer may have an office with the 
necessary furniture and stationery for the same, where his 
records shall be preserved, and which office shall be kept open 
at such time as his business may require whenever the gov- 
ernor and council deem it advisable that such office should be 
provided. 
Engmeers to Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the highway engineer or 
way mapsf ^ engineers to prepare specifications of directions for the making 
bornefrefnsai of a highway map of each city, town and place in the state for the 
topreiiare''^ purposes herein specified. A highway engineer upon written 
map, penalty, authorization of the governor and council may require any town 
or city to cause such a local highway map of that town or city to 
be prepared at local municipal expense, and to return such map 
to a designated highway engineer within such time after notice 
of the requirement to the maN'or or chairman of the board of se- 
lectmen, as the case may be, as the said highway engineer may 
deem sufficient. Such local map shall represent the proper loca- 
tion of the compact parts of the town or city, the rivers, bridges 
and all highways within the boundaries of the town or city, and 
all connections at the town boundaries with the highways of 
the adjoining municipalities and with state roads. The expense 
of making such local maps shall be borne by the local munici- 
pality upon which requisition is made, unless the highway 
engineer shall find it undesirable or impracticable for any rea- 
son to require the preparation of the highway map of a town or 
place by local authority, in which case he may cause it to be 
made at the state's expense. The selectmen of any town who 
refuse to compl}- with the requirement of the highway engineer 
in this behalf, within the time limited by him for the prepara- 
tion and return of such local map, shall be subject to a fine 
of one hundred dollars ($100) to be recovered by the county 
solicitor of the county in which the delinquents reside,, and all 
such sums recovered shall be paid to the state treasurer, to be 
part of a fund to be used in aid of the work authorized by this 
act. 



1003] Chapter 1o3. 137 

Sect. 4. The governor and council may authorize the Ss^inain*'"' 
highway engineers or a highway engineer to prepare a plan [',5fi\^^,^out 
or map exhibiting a system of continuous main highways which state, 
shall include every town in the state, and indicate the highway 
connections and relations of such towns with each other and 
with the system or lines of continuous main highways to be 
outlined as aforesaid. 

Sect. 5. Upon the completion of such plans or maps said Examination 

\ 1 1 1 • • r 1 of routes for 

engmeer or engineers may, under the direction of the governor state high- 
and council, and by such method and to such extent as the latter ^^^^" 
shall direct, make a careful examination tirst, of the routes over 
which through state roads have already been inaugurated ; sec- 
ond, of all the routes over which through lines 6f state high- 
ways are now deemed to be feasible or are recommended as 
necessary components of through lines for future development ; 
and, third, of existing highways wherever situated, if reasons 
are adduced making special examination of them advisable 
and of the hiirhwav conditions and needs of any town or place 
which for any reason is now accorded state aid or w'hich shall 
by petition addressed to the governor and council, be repre- 
sented to be in need of state aid, in the construction or repair 
of local or through highways. 

Sect. G. The highway engineer or engineers may, on the fj^g constmc- 
basis of information obtained b}' maps and inspections afore- tion. 
said, and by aid of such other information as he may tind 
available, and under the direction of the governor and council, 
prepare a plan or plans for the future construction and im- 
provement of highways by state aid or state control, either 
with or without co-operation of the town or cities, as may be 
deemed, upon full examination of the subject by the governor 
and council, to be most practicable and advantageous for a 
systematic and continuous improvement of the highways of the 
state. 

Sect. 7. It shall be the duty of the governor and council Bin for iuau- 

. , , 1 . , y , ^ • r I guratiou of 

with such advice and co-operation as thev may require of the systematnext 

,•1 . . j-iiTi j-j -4- general court. 

highway engineer or engineers, and with the advice and assist- 
ance of such other persons as the governor and council may in- 
vite to co-operate and of such persons as they may employ for 
the purpose, to prepare a bill for submission to the next general 
court, which bill shall provide fully and in detail for the inau- 
guration of a system of state work and state expenditure in the 
future construction and repairs of local and state highways. 
Said bill shall also have provisions governing the administra- 
tion of that business, as far as it may be assumed by the state, 
and shall designate the method by which the funds necessary 
for carrying out the provisions of the proposed act shall be pro- 
vided, — whether entirely by the state, — whether in part by the 
state and in part by the towns, — whether by current assessment 



138 Chapter 133. [1903 

and appropriation, — whether by issuance of bonds, — or whether 
such funds shall be supplied otherwise than by the methods 
above indicated. 
Hearings ou Sect. 8. The governor and council may set apart days and 
fegi^?atioii. times for hearings on the subject of such proposed general high- 
way law and at such places within the state or elsewhere as 
they may designate ; and they may invite suggestions to be 
submitted orally or in writing to the same end. 
Plans for con- Sect. 0. It shall be the duty of the highwa\' engineer or 
repah-^whei?^ engineers, upon direction and requisition of the governor and 
'^ ra^ntelf ^'^ council, to prepare plans and specifications for the construction 
and repair of any road for which appropriation is made, either 
in whole or in part at the expense of the state ; to advise the 
governor and council as to proposed contracts for such work ; 
to supervise it in its progress ; and, upon its alleged comple- 
tion, examine and report as to whether the result conforms to 
the requirements and specifications of the engineer and the 
contract in the particular case. The duties prescribed for the 
highway engineer or engineers under this section are author- 
ized hereby only on condition that those duties are not other- 
wise provided for by law, by special acts heretofore passed, or 
by lawful designation of other persons for the same duty by the 
governor and council, 
state engi-. Sect. 10. Local highway officers, committees and agents 
foTaiofficers^^ having charge of the construction of local municipal highways 
may have the advice of a highway engineer appointed by the 
governor and council as to methods of construction of proposed 
roads and repairs of existing roads, and the service and ex- 
pense of such engineer in that business shall not be a charge 
upon any local municipality or municipal officers, but the ser- 
vices aforesaid shall be rendered only on such occasions and 
to such extent as the governor and council approve. 
Governor and Sect. 11. The governor and council may, after such investi- 

council may . i ,- i ^ ■,^ •^^ . ^u j • r 

propose plan gation as they find necessary and with or without the advice oi 
state^aui"^ the highway engineer or engineers, propose a plan to be em- 
bodied in a state highway law, to be submitted to the next gen- 
eral court, whereby the state aid to be accorded the towns and 
places on account of special necessities with respect to high- 
ways and bridges, the maintenance and construction of roads 
in unincorporated places and in mountainous regions and of 
roads provided by the state for better access to public waters, 
as well as state work on highways not intended to be carried on 
in conjunction with local authorities, shall be treated and gov- 
erned by general statutes adapted to the requirements of all 
localities in the state and the different undertakings involved in 
the expenditure of state funds independently of the municipali- 
ties or in the expenditure of local and special funds in conjunc- 
tion with state funds for highway purposes. 



1903] Chapter 133. 139 

Sect. 12. The governor and council are directed to prepare c^Hu?riUo re-'^ 
a report containingf their recommendations as embodied in the p<"1 ic<y.iu- 

1 1 • 1 -1 rrii • 1 incildiltlnjis; 

proposed hifjhvvav law or laws. 1 his report shall state the maps, piaus, 

• - ' 6tC to U6 

reasons which may be assigned in favor of one plan or the sev- iucVuded. 
eral plans which may be reported. Such report shall also 
contain estimates of the expense involved in each plan sug- 
gested, as far as it is practicable, in advance, to estimate such 
probable expense. All maps, plans, statistical tables, and illus- 
trations, that may be deemed usetul and available to a better 
understanding of the proposed report and proposed highway 
law or laws, maybe incorporated with said report. Such num- 
ber of copies of the report, with the accompanying or supple- 
mental documents, may be printed at the expense of the state, 
as the governor and council may deem advisable. The extent 
of the material to be incorporated in this report shall be deter- 
mined by the governor and council. 

Sect. 13. The sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars Annuaiappro- 
($7,500) annually for each of the two years ensuing after the $7,500. 
passage of this act or so much thereof as the provisions of 
this act and the orders of the governor and council may require 
not exceeding in the total the sum aforesaid, together with such 
additional sum as may be necessary to meet the required print- 
ing expenses, is hereby appropriated for the purpose of this 
act, and the governor is hereb}- authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor on any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

Sect. 14. Nothing in this act shall be construed to repeal ^,'iot'affected ; 
or modify any of the provisions of the act entitled "An act to '■?P<^''\!\"f' . 

. ^ •'. - ^ • t ^ • ^ T r clause ; act 

provide tor a more economical and practical expenditure ot takes effect 

^ . , . , ,- , "^ . ^ , . ou passage. 

money appropriated by the state tor the construction and repairs 
of highways," approved March 5, 1903, except that the gov- 
ernor and council are hereby authorized, notwithstanding said 
act, to appoint one or more highway engineers for the purpose 
of that act to act in the district created by that act. All other 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this 
act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



140 



Chapter 134. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 134. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF MEDICAL REFEREE AND AMEND- 
ING CHAPTER 262 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO CORONERS' 
INQUESTS. 



Skction 

1. Office of medical referee created. 

2. NuDiber to be appointed for each 

county. 

3. Tenure of office. 

4. Referees to be sworn ; to view bodies 

in case of violent death. 

5. Examinations, when made and how 

conducted. 
G. Proceedings upon finding of death 
by violence. 

7. Duty of attorney-general and solicit- 

ors. 

8. Prosecuting officers not concluded by 

report of natural death. 

9. Referee may employ chemist. 



Section 

10. Dead bodies, to whom delivered after 

examination. 

11. Referee to take charge of money or 

property on body. 

12. Accounts of referees to be audited; 

fees of referees. 

13. Compensation of additional physi- 

cians. 

14. Record books and blanks to be pro- 

vided. 

15. Referees to serve writs in certain 

cases. 

16. Repealing claxise. 

17. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened : 



Office of med- 
ical referee 
created. 



Number for 
each county. 



Tenure of 
office. 



Referees to be 
sworn ; to 
view bodies 
in case of vio- 
lent death. 



Examina- 
tions, when 
made and 
how con- 
ducted. 



Section 1. The governor shall nominate and with the 
advice and consent of the council, shall appoint, in each county 
able and discreet men, learned in the science of medicine, to 
be medical referees in such county as they shall reside. 

Sect. 2. The number of medical referees, appointed as 
provided in the preceding section, shall be as follows : For the 
counties of Merrimack, Cheshire, Sullivan, Belknap, Carroll 
and Strafford, one each. For Rockingham, and Coos, two 
each, and for Grafton, and Hillsborough, three each ; and when- 
ever from ill health or absence from the state said referee can 
not act, the county solicitor shall designate a referee from an 
adjoining county, who shall perform the duties required. 

Sect. 3. Said medical referees shall hold their office a term 
of live years from the time of their respective appointments, but 
shall be liable to removal from office by the governor and coun- 
cil at any time for cause. 

Sect. 4. Each medical referee shall, before entering upon 
the duties of his office, be duly sworn for the faithful perform- 
ance of his duty, and shall make examination as hereinafter 
provided, upon the view of the dead bodies of such persons 
only as are supposed to have come to their deaths by violence, 
or unlawful act. 

Sect. 5. When a medical referee has notice that there 
has been found, or is lying within his county, the dead body 
of a person who is supposed to have come to his or her death 
by violence or unlawful act, he shall forthwith repair to the 



1903] Chapter 184. 141 

place where such body lies, and take charge of the same, 
and if, on view thereof and personal inquiry into the cause and 
manner of death, he deems a further examination necessary, 
he shall at once notify the county solicitor of said county, and 
upon being authorized by said solicitor in writing, shall make 
an autopsy in the presence of two or more discreet persons, 
one of whom shall be a physician whose attendance he may 
compel by subpoena if necessary, and shall then and there 
reduce or cause to be reduced to writing every fact and cir- 
cumstance tending to show the condition of the body and the 
cause and manner of death, together with the names and ad- 
dresses of said witnesses giving evidence to which record he 
shall subscribe. 

Sect, (k If upon such view, with personal inquiry, or Proceedings 
autopsy, as is required b3^ the preceding section, said referee is ""ofe'iit^death 
of the opinion that the death of the person was caused by vio- 
lence, criminal or otherwise, he shall at once notify the attor- 
ney-general and the county solicitor, and file with each a duly 
attested copy of the record of the case. Also he shall make a 
return of the death to the city or town clerk, as required by the 
laws of the state, said certificate containing all the facts neces- 
sary to complete the record as far as possible — as well as a per- 
sonal description of the deceased for identification. 

Sect. 7. The attorney-general or county solicitor on receiv- J^^J.^g/jgr"]*^''' 
ing the report of the medical referee and finding some person anil solicitors. 
or persons are probably criminally implicated, shall proceed to 
execute the laws of the state governing the office which they 
hold, and shall direct the holding of witnesses as they shall 
deem necessary. 

Sect. 8. If a medical referee reports that a death was not Report of nat- 

. 1 r 1 11 » "i"'^' death not 

caused by violence, or unlawful act and the state s attorney or conclusive. 
county solicitor is of a contrary opinion, nothing in this act shall 
be construed to prevent either of these officers directing an 
inquest in accordance with this act. 

Sect. 9. The medical referee, with the advice and consent Referee may 
of the attorney-general or county solicitor, may, if he deems eheinist. 
necessary, call a chemist or other expert to aid in the examina- 
tion of the body or of substances supposed to have caused or 
contributed to the death, and such chemist or other expert shall 
be entitled to such compensation for his services as the medical 
referee shall certify to be just and reasonable. A clerk may 
also be employed to reduce to waiting the results of the medical 
examination, autopsy, etc., and who shall be sworn and shall 
be allowed reasonable compensation. 

Sect. 10. The medical referee, upon the completion of his pead bodies, 

1 11 1 1- 1111 1 • • to whom de- 

examination, shall deliver the dead body, upon their claim livered after 

^1^, r ^ ^ • r ii examination. 

therefor, to one or more oi the persons hereinafter named, and 
they shall be entitled thereto as follows : First, the husband or 
wife, as the case may be. Second, the next of kin. Third, 



142 



Chapter 134. 



[1903 



Referee to 
take charge 
of money or 

Eroperty on 
ody. 



Accounts of 
referees to be 
audited; fees. 



Compensation 
of additional 
physicians. 



Record books 
and blanks to 
be provided. 



Referees to 
serve writs in 
certain cases. 



any friend of the deceased. But if the dead body is unidenti- 
fied or unclaimed for a period of not less than fort3^-eight hours 
following the view thereof, the medical referee shall deliver 
the body to the overseer of the poor in the town, or to the 
county commissioner, who shall decently bury the same, or, 
with the consent of the commissioners or the overseer, it may 
be sent to the medical department of Dartmouth College, to be 
used for the advancement of the science of anatom}- and sur- 
gery as provided for by the statutes. 

Sect. 11. In all cases arising under the provisions of this 
act, the medical referee shall take charge of any money or 
other personal property of the deceased, found upon or near the 
body, and deliver the same to the person or persons entitled to 
the same ; or, if there is any doubt regarding to whom it shall 
be delivered, this fact shall be made known to the judge of pro- 
bate for the county, whose directions in the case shall be fol- 
lowed. 

Sect. 12. Every medical referee shall render an account 
of the expenses of each case, including his fees, to the county 
solicitor, who shall audit and approve the same before it is paid 
by the county treasurer, and the fees allowed the examiner 
shall not exceed the following, viz : For a view and inquiry 
without an autopsy, five dollars ; for a view and autopsy — 
twenty-five dollars ; and for travel at the rate of ten cents a 
mile to and from the place of view. 

Sect. 13. When it is deemed necessary by the medical 
referee and county solicitor to have a physician or surgeon 
present at an autopsy as one of the witnesses, such physician 
or surgeon shall be allowed a reasonable compensation to be 
audited by the medical referee and county solicitor. 

Sect. 14. Upon the passage of this act, the attorney-gen- 
eral and secretary of state shall agree upon the form of record 
books, blank returns, and other papers necessary for medical 
referees to carry out the provisions of this act, and the same 
shall be printed at the expense of the state and distributed to 
the several referees, who shall take care of the same, entering 
all the work and reports of his office, keeping the books open 
for the inspection of the attorney-general and county solicitor ; 
but whenever a medical referee resigns or is removed from 
office, he shall turn all the books and papers pertaining to the 
office over to his successor. 

Sect. 15. Sections 4 and G of chapter 212 of the Public 
Statutes are hereby amended by striking out the word "cor- 
oner" wherever it appears in said sections and inserting instead 
thereof the words, medical referee, so that the duties required 
by said sections to be performed by a coroner shall be per- 
formed by a medical referee. 



1903] Chapter 185. 143 

Sect. 1G. Chapter 262 of the Public Statutes and all other Ji|P|el'"^ 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act 
are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 17. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect 



[Approved April 2, 11)03, 1:05 p. m.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 135. 



AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 37, 88, AND 40 OF CHAPTER 59 OF THE 
SESSION LAWS OF 1895, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 25 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1901, IN RELATION TO THE MILITIA. 



Section 
1. Officers of active militia on peace 
footing; regimental and battalion 
field and staff officers ; brigade com- 
mander and staff. 



Section 

2. Compensation for military service. 

3. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. That sections 37, 38, and 40 of chapter 59 of Officers of . 
the Laws of 1895, as amended by chapter 25 of the Laws of on^pIlcefoo\^ 
1901, be amended. " i"^^- 

That section 37 shall be amended by adding thereto in the 
third line, after the words "quartermaster-sergeant," the words, 
one commissary-sergeant, and adding thereto in the eleventh 
line after the words " quartermaster-sergeant," the words, one 
commissary-sergeant, so that said section shall read : Sect. 
37. On a peace footing, to each troop of cavalr}' there shall 
be one captain, one first lieutenant, one second lieutenant, one 
first sergeant, one quartermaster-sergeant, one commissary-ser- 
geant, five sergeants, five corporals, two trumpeters, and not 
more than fifty nor less than thirty privates. To each comipany 
of infantry there shall be one captain, one first lieutenant, one 
second lieutenant, one first sergeant, four sergeants, four cor- 
porals, two musicians, and not more than tbrty-four nor less 
than twenty privates. To each four-gun battery there shall be 
one captain, one senior first lieutenant, one junior first lieuten- 
ant, one second lieutenant, one first sergeant, one quartermas- 
ter-sergeant, one commissary-sergeant, five sergeants, eight 
corporals, two trumpeters, and not more than fifty-nine nor less 
than thirty-six privates. To the signal corps there shall be one 
sergeant, and not more than eight privates ; and to the hospital 
corps, one hospital steward, and not less than eight nor more 
than twelve privates. In actual service, when the exigency of 



144 Chapter 135. [1903 

the case requires it, the commander-in-chief may by proclama- 
tion authorize enlistments to the maximum standard of similar 
organizations in the army of the United States, and when the 
exigency ceases, he shall by proclamation order the reduction 
of such organizations, in the most expedient way, to the limit 
on a peace footing, 
ancf'battailou That section 38 shall be amended by adding thereto in the 
field and staff eleventh line, after the word "vacant," the words, one commis- 
sary, so that said section shall read : Sect. 38. To each regi- 
ment of infantry there shall be one colonel, one lieutenant-col- 
onel, one major for each four companies, 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 grad- 
uates of some incorporated school of medicine and shall be 
practicing physicians, one paymaster who shall be the muster- 
ing officer and who shall give the bond required in section 23, 
and one chaplain, one adjutant, one quartermaster w^ho shall 
act as paymaster when the office of paymaster is vacant, one 
commissary, each with the rank of captain, and one inspector 
of rifle practice, with the rank of first lieutenant, and a non- 
commissioned staff", to consist of one sergeant-major, one quar- 
termaster-sergeant, one commissary-sergeant, one hospital 
steward who shall be a registered pharmacist, one drum-major, 
and one chief trumpeter, who shall be regularly enlisted, 
mander an™' That section 40 shall be amended by striking out the words 
staff. " one commissary'' in the ninth line after the word " major," 

and inserting in the eighth line after the word " practice," the 
words, one commissary, so that said section shall read : Sect. 
40. To each brigade there shall be a brigadier-general, who 
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 inspect- 
or-general who shall be the mustering officer for unattached 
companies, one judge-advocate who shall be a counsellor-at- 
law, one inspector of rifle practice, one commissary and one 
quartermaster, each with the rank of major; 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, ail 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. 



IJlOo] Chapter 185. 145 

Sect. 2. That section li<s of chapter !I5 [511] of the Laws Srfo"m"iii- 
of 18115, as amended by chapter 25 of the Laws of 1901, be tary service, 
amended b}^ strikinjT out the words "two dollars" after the 
words " band musicians" in the sixteenth line and inserting in 
the place thereof the words, three dollars, so that said section 
shall read : Sect. 1)8. The adjutant-general shall act as pay- 
master-general, and shall have the general charge and super- 
vision of all expenses and pay tor the militia in the service of 
the state. There shall be paid for attendance and performance 
of duty of such officers and soldiers as shall be specially ordered 
for duty by the commander-in-chief, or to attend encampments, 
parades, and schools of instruction as provided in this title, to 
each the following sum for each day actually on duty, the 
inspector-general excepted : To brigadier-generals, seven dol- 
hirs ; to colonels, six dollars ; to lieutenant-colonels, five dol- 
lars ; to majors, four dollars and fifty cents; to captains 
mounted, four dollars ; to captains not mounted, three dollars 
and fifty cents ; to lieutenants mounted, three dollars and fifty 
cents; to lieutenants not mounted, three dollars; to non-com- 
missioned statT officers, two dollars and fifty cents; to first ser- 
geants, two dollars and fifty cents ; to band musicians, three 
dollars and fifty cents ; to sergeants anci corporals, two dollars ; 
to musicians and privates, two dollars ; -provided that the com- 
mander-in-chief 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 attendance at such 
encampment. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repeaiiug- 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take etlect upon its pas- takes*effe*ct 
g^^^e. on passage. 

[Approved- April 2, 1903.] 



10 



14G 



Chapter 136. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 40, LAWS OF 1893, RELATING TO 
INSPECTORS OF BUILDINGS. 



Section 

1. Town appointing inspector may reg- 

ulate construction of all buildings. 

2. Building plans to be approved by 

inspector; provision for appeal. 



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



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



Town may SECTION 1. Amend section 1, chanter 40, Laws of 1893, by 

regulate con- ,. . ^ , . , ,. / 

stnictiou of striking out after the word "town m the sixth line, the words 
"which shall be used in whole or in part for mercantile, com- 
mercial, manufacturing, or public purposes, or as tenement 
houses," and striking out in line eight, after the word " erected," 
the words "for such purposes " and inserting the words, or 
remodeled ; so that section 1 as amended shall read : Section 
1. Any city or town may appoint an inspector of buildings for 
such city or town, prescribe his duties, and fix his compensa- 
tion. And any city or town which shall appoint such inspector, 
may, by ordinance or by by-law, prescribe regulations for the 
construction and maintenance of all buildings in such city or 
.town; and all buildings hereafter erected or remodeled in such 
city or town shall conform to such regulations. 
Inspector to Sect. 2. Amend section 2, chapter 40, Laws of 1893, by 
pFansTappeai. inserting after the word " erect" in the first line, the words, or 
remodel, and striking out after the word " building" in line two 
the words " which is intended to be used in whole or in part for 
mercantile, commercial, manufacturing or public purposes, or 
as a tenement house," and insertino- after the word " erecting" 
in line five the words, or remodeling ; striking out in the eighth 
line after the word "building," the words " intended for such 
purposes" and inserting in line eight after the word " erected" 
the words, or remodeled, so that section 2 as amended shall 
read : Sect. 2. Any person who shall hereafter intend to erect 
or remodel an}- building, in any city or town which has ap- 
pointed a building inspector, shall, before erecting or remodel- 
ing such building, submit the plans therefor to such inspector 
for his examination and approval, under the regulations pre- 
scribed by the city or town. And no building shall be erected 
or remodeled in any such city or town without the approval of 
the plans therefor by such inspector so far as the same relates 
to the building rules of such city or toww or the safety of such 
building after erected for the purpose tor which it is designed. 



1903] Chapter 137. , 147 

If any such inspector shall refuse to approve of any plan sub- 
mitted to him as aforesaid, any person aggrieved thereby may 
appeal from the decision of such inspector to the superior 
court for the county in which such city or town is situated, 
either in term time or vacation, and said court shall make 
such orders thereby as justice may require. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the ^^^^^^f^^^ 

provisions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall takes effect, 
r^ , ™ . J r Qjj passage. 

take efiect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 137. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FAVORING THE ESTABLISHMENT OP A NATIONAL 
FOREST RESERVE IN THE WHITE MOUNTAIN REGION. 

Preamble; national forest reserve favored. 

Whereas, certain permanent and summer residents of this Preamble, 
state have taken steps to memorialize congress lor the estab- 
lishment of a national forest reserve in the White Mountain 
region ; and 

Whereas, the establishment of such a reserve would per- 
petuate valuable forest growths and forever preserve the head 
waters of several important streams and thus benefit the com- 
merce, industry and agriculture of all the New England 
states save one ; and 

Whereas, the White Mountain region is of increasing im- 
portance as a pleasure resort to fully one quarter of the entire 
population of the country who reside within easy reach of it ; 
therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genei'al Court conve7ied : 

That the legislature of New Hampshire hereby expresses its National for- 
approval of the proposition to establish a White Mountain na- llvored. 
tional forest reserve. 

That the consent of the State of New Hampshire be and is 
hereby given to the acquisition by the United States by pur- 
chase, gift, or condemnation according to law, of such lands in 
this state as in the opinion of the federal government, may be 
needed for the establishment of a national forest reserve in the 
White Mountain recrion. 



148 Chapter 138. [1903 

That power is hereby conferred upon congress to pass such 
laws as it may deem necessary to the acquisition of lands in 
this state for the purposes of such a national forest reserve. 

That power is hereby conferred upon congress to pass such 
laws and to make, and provide for the making of, such rules 
and regulations, of both civil and criminal nature, and provide 
punishment for the violation thereof, as, in its judgment, may 
be necessary for the management, control and protection of 
such lands as may from time to time be acquired by the United 
States under the provisions of this joint resolution : Provided^ 
that the State of New Hampshire shall retain a concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over such lands so 
tar that civil process in all cases, and such criminal process as 
may issue under the authority of the state against any person 
charged with the commission of crime without or within said 
jurisdiction, may be executed thereon in like manner as if this 
joint resolution had not been passed. 

That the senators and representatives in congress from this 
state are hereby requested to urge upon congress the impor- 
tance of prompt and favorable action on behalf of the proposi- 
tion to establish a White Mountain national forest reserve. 

[Approved January 20, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 138. 



JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY TO BE EXPENDED FOR A 
MONUMENT AT VICKSBURCx, MISS. 

Appropriation of $5,000. 

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

'Vgr^JK^^'"^*^^*^" That the sum of tive thousand dollars or so much thereof as 
of $5,000. , , . , ... . , - 

may be necessary be, and the same is hereby appropriated tor 
the purpose of procuring and erecting a suitable monument at 
Grant's headquarters in the United States National Military 
Park at Vicksburg as a memorial to mark and honor the 
achievements of the members of the three New Hampshire 
organizations who participated in the siege of Vicksburg, 
namely the Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh infantry regiments. 

That the governor of the state be, and is hereby authorized 
to appoint a commission consisting of three members, being one 
fijom each of the above organizations whose duty it shall be to 
select and erect said monument. The members of the commis- 
sion shall serve without pay except for necessary traveling 
expenses which shall be paid from the amount herein appro- 
priated. 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



1908] Chapters 139, 140. U9 

CHAPTER 139. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PIIOVIDE FOR A FOREST EXAMINATION OF THE 
WHITE MOUNTAIN REGION. 

Examination autliorizeil; appropriation of $5,000. 

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

That the forestry commission be and hereby is authorized Examination 
and directed to procure, upon terms to be approved by the IppXdlti'on 
governor and council, a general examination of the forest of $5,000. 
lands of the White Mountain region by employees of the 
bureau of forestry in the department of agriculture at Wash- 
ington, whose report shall be laid before the next session of the 
general court; and the governor is hereby empowered to draw 
his warrant for a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars upon 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to meet 
the expense of such examination. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 140. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DEAF MUTE 

MISSION. 

Annual appropriation of $150. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars annually be Annual appro- 
appropriated for the use of the Granite State Deaf Mute Mis- $150.^°" 
sion during the coming two years and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same from the money 
appropriated for the support and education of indigent deaf 
and dumb persons of this state, under chapter ISG of the Public 
Statutes entitled " State aid to indigent deaf and dumb, blind 
and feeble-minded persons." 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



150 Chapters 141, 142. [1903 

CHAPTER 141. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES H. ROBERTS. 
Allowance of $9,800. 

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

Allowance of That Charles H. Roberts be allowed the sum of seven thou- 
' ' sand dollars and interest upon the same, computed at tour per 

centum from January, 1893, amounting to twenty-eight hundred 
dollars, in all the sum of ninety-eight hundred dollars, in full 
for his claim for services and expenditures under his contract 
with the state to prosecute the state's claim for interest and the 
refunding of the direct tax-money. The same to be paid out 
of any m.oney in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 142. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR COMPLETING THE PAINTING AND 
DECORATING OP THE WALLS OF THE STATE LIBRARY BUILDING. 

Appropriation of $1,000. 

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

Appropriation That the governor and the trustees of the state library as cus- 
' ■ todians of the state library building are hereby authorized and 

instructed to cause the walls of the judges' suite, the art gallery, 
the clerk of court's room and the smoking-room in said build- 
ing to be painted and decorated in a proper manner, and the 
governor is hereb}^ authorized to draw his warrant for a sum 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, to pay the expenses incurred 
in carrying into effect this resolution, upon any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



k 



1903] Chapters 143, 144. 151 

CHAPTER 143. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY TO AID DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 
IN THE EDUCATION OF NEW HA3IPSH1RE STUDENTS. 

Preamble; annual appropriation of .f20,(XK). 

Whereas, in the education of New Hampshire students, Preamble. 
Dartmouth College is annually expending more than twenty- 
five thousand dollars, above all amounts received for tuition or 
from grants by the state or its citizens, and the policy of aiding 
the college in its educational work by annual appropriations 
has become definitely established by the state, 

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

That in recognition of the eminent service rendered by Dart- Annual appro- 
mouth College in the cause of higher education and for the $2o?ooo" ^ 
general advancement of learning, the sum of twenty thousand 
dollars shall be appropriated and paid out of the state treasury 
to the trustees of Dartmouth College, on the warrant of the gov- 
ernor, on the first day of September each year for a period of 
two years next after the passage of this resolution, for use by 
said college in its educational work. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 144. 



JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY TO COMPLETE THE PAYMENT 
OF EXPENSES OF THE RECENT CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. 

Appropriatioji of sum found to be necessary. 

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

That his excellency the governor be authorized to draw his Appropriation 

, r 1 1 • ^1 • J . of sum found 

warrant tor such a sum as may be necessary, — m the judgment tobeneces- 
of his excellency and the honorable council, — to pay the expenses ^'^'^^' 
of the convention to revise the constitution held in December, 
1902, not provided for by the appropriations heretofore made, 
and for that purpose to use the unexpended balances of the con- 
vention to revise the constitution held in 187G and 1889, and the 
remainder, if required, from any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



152 Chapters 145, 14G. [1903 

CHAPTER 145. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE HOSPITAL. 
Annual appropriation of $30,000. 

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

Annnaim'i-o- That the sum of thirty thousand dollars, annually, for the 
$3o',ooo. years 1903 and 1904, be and is hereby appropriated for the pur- 

pose of the erection of an addition, or annex, to the Chandler 
wing and to the Rumford wing, the construction of five fire- 
proof stairways, and providing plumbing in the Peaslee build- 
ing, in accordance with plans and specifications to be approved 
by the governor and council ; said sums to be expended under 
the direction of the trustees of said institution ; and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sums, 
for the purposes aforesaid, out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 14(). 

JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR REPAIRS ON BUILDINGS 
ERECTED BY THE STATE FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' ASSOCI- 
ATION AT THE WEIRS. 

Appropriation of $1,500. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be appropriated for 
the necessary repair of buildings erected by the state, for the use 
of the New Hampshire Veterans' Association at The Weirs — the 
same to be expended by an agent to be appointed by the gov- 
ernor with advice of the council, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money 
in the treasury, not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



IDOa] Chapters 147, 148. 153 

CHAPTER 147. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN K. LAW AND OTHFRS. 
Allowances to sundry persons. 

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

That John K. Law be allowed the sum of forty-nine dollars Allowances to 
and tifty cents ; Edwin P. Hunt be allowed the sum of twenty- sous/^^''^'" 
seven dollars and tifty cents ; James F. Whitehead be allowed 
the sum of thirty dollars and ten cents ; Henry H. Smith be 
allowed the sum of twenty-nine dollars and fifty cents ; Fred 
H. Gardner be allowed the sum of fourteen dollars ; Herbert 
J. Stowell be allowed the sum of forty-one dollars ; Charles S. 
Roberts be allowed the sum of ten dollars and forty cents ; 
Leroy S. Blake be allowed the sum of ten dollars and fifty 
cents ; John Demeritt be allowed the sum of thirty-three dol- 
lars and twenty cents ; George W. Johnson be allowed the 
sum of seventeen dollars and fifty cents, and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 148. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE SCREENING OF 
ARMINGTON POND, SO CALLED, IN THE TOWN OF PIERMONT. 

Appropriation of $200. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is Appropriation 
hereby appropriated and placed at the disposal of the fish and 
game commissioners for the purpose of erecting a screen at the 
outlet of Armington pond, so called, in the town of Piermont; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
the same upon any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



154 Chapters 149, 150. [1903 



CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR SCREENING THE OUTLET TO CENTER POND IN THE 

TOWN OF STODDARD. 

Appropriation of $100. 

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

ot^sioo"^*'"'^ That the sum of one hundred dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the purpose of screening the outlet of 
Center pond in the town of Stoddard, said sum to be expended 
by the fish and game commissioners, and the governor is au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 150. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR SCREENING 
THE OUTLET OP PLEASANT POND IN THE TOWN OF NEW LONDON. 

Appropriation of $75. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of scventy-tive dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated for the purpose of screening the outlet of Pleasant pond 
in New London and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



I 



1903] Chapters 151, 152. 155 

CHAPTER 151. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 
A SCREEN ACROSS THE OUTLET OF LAKE WINNISQUAM AT EAST TILTON, 
IN THE COUNTY OF BELKNAP, 

Appropriation of $1,500; resolution takes effect on passage. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genci'al Court convened : 

That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be, and the same is Appropriation 
hereby appropriated in addition to the sum appropriated 
session of 1901, for the purpose of constructing a screen across 
the outlet of Lake Winnisquam at East Tilton, in the county 
of Belknap, to prevent the escape from the waters of said lake 
of salmon and other fish propagated and placed in said lake, 
said appropriation to be expended, and said screen constructed 
during the year 1903, and the work and expenditure under this 
resolution to be done under the direction and supervision of the 
fish and game commissioners of the State of New Hampshire, 
whose bills for expense and cost of construction of said screen 
are to be audited by the governor and council, and said amount 
so appropriated to be paid and expended out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise expended. 

This loint resolution shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect 

J t^ & on passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 152, 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HORACE L. WORCESTER. 

Allowance of $200; resolution takes effect on passage. 

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

That Horace L. Worcester, representative from ward 5, Allowance of 
city of Rochester, whose resignation as a member of the 
house of representatives has been tendered and accepted, be 
allowed the sum of two hundred dollars, and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 2. This joint resolution shall take effect on its Takes effect 

on passage. 

passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



156 Chapters 153, 154. [1903 



CHAPTER 153. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO A FISH HATCHING HOUSE AT 

LACONIA. 

Appropriation of $7,500. 

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

AP§i^*l^^'^*^^" That the sum of seventy-five hundred dollars be, and hereby 

01 $7,500. . . , - - . , , . •' 

is appropriated out oi any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated for purchasing necessary land and water rights, 
and constructing a fish hatching house on or near Durkee brook, 
so called in the city of Laconia, the same to be expended by 
the fish and game commissioners under the direction of the 
governor and council, and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor. 

Said commissioners are authorized and empowered, subject 
to the approval of the governor and council, to rear the fry 
hatched in said hatchery to fingerlings before placing them in 
the waters of the state. 



[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 154. 



JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR SCREENING THE OUTLET 
OF HIGHLAND LAKE IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. 

Appropriation of $100. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of One hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
pnated, to be expended under the direction of the fish and game 
commissioners for the purpose of screening the outlet of High- 
land lake in the town of Andover and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the 
treasuiy not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 155, 15(;. 157 

CHAPTER 155. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR SCREENING THE OUTLET OF MERRY MEETING 
LAKE IN THE TOWN OF NEW DURHAM. 

Appropriation of .$300. 

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

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated, the same to be expended under the direction of "^^ *^''^- 
the fish and game commissioners for the purpose of screening 
the outlet of Merry Meeting lake in the town of New Durham, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
the same out of any money in the treasur}^ not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 15(). 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP SCREENING THE OUTLET OF FOREST 

LAKE. 

Appropriation of §300. 

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

That the tish commissioners be and hereby are instructed to Appropriation 
construct suitable screens at the outlet of Poorest lake, in the 
towns of Whitetield and Dalton, to prevent the egress offish 
from said waters, and that the sum of $300 be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for that purpose, 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, 1903.] 



158 Chapters 157, 158. [1903 

CHAPTER 157. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN 

DENTISTRY. 

Appropriatiou of $66.45. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

^f'S'^'""" That the sum of $60.45 be and the same is hereby appropri- 
ated to meet expenses incurred by the board of registration in 
dentistry, the same to be disbursed 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 otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 158. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SCREENING THE OUTLET TO PENACOOK 
LAKE IN THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

Appropriation of $100. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of one hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated for the purpose of screening the outlet of Penacook lake 
in the city of Concord, to be expended under the direction of 
the fish and game commissioners, and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the 
treasur}' not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 15!», 1(50. 159 



CHAPTER 159. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE A SUM OF MONEY TO PAY ARTHUR 
W. DUDLEY A SUM DUE HIM FOR MONEY EXPENDED AND LABOR PER- 
FORMED IN MAKING SURVEYS FOR THE STATE. 

Appropriation and allowance of S!51'2.40. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Rcp}-esentatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum ot" five hundred and twelve dollars and forty Appropriation 
cents ($512.40) be appropriated for a balance due Arthur W. aiice^of»5i2.4o. 
Dudley for money expended and labor performed in making 
the original surveys, plans, profiles, cross sections, and esti- 
mates for the *' ocean boulevard'' along the New Hampshire 
seacoast, as per annexed account. 

And that the said Arthur W. Dudley be allowed the said sum 
of five hundred and twelve dollars and forty cents ($512.40), 
so appropriated, in full payment for such expenditures and ser- 
vices. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 160. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR SCREENING 
THE OUTLET OP TEWKSBURY'S POND IN THE TOWN OP GRAFTON. 

Appropriation of $75. 

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

That the sum of seventy-five dollars be and is hereby appro- Appropriation 
priated for the purpose of screening the outlet of Tewksbury's ''*^^^" 
pond so called in the town of Grafton and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



160 Chapters 161, 162. [1903 

CHAPTER 161. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR SCREENING CRYSTAL 
LAKE IN GILMANTON. 

Appropriation of $300. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of three hundred ($300) dollars be and hereby 
IS appropriated lor the purpose ot constructing a hsh screen at 
or near the outlet of Crystal lake or Lougee's pond, so called, 
in Gilmanton : said screen to be constructed under the direction 
of the fish and game commissioners, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 7. 11)03.] 



CHAPTER 162. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF RAISING SQUAM BRIDGE IN HOLDERNESS 
AND LITTLE SQUAM BRIDGE IN ASHLAND AND OF IMPROVING NAVIGA- 
TION IN SQUAM LAKE AND CONNECTING WATERS. 

Preamble; appropriation of $4,000. 

Preamble. Whereas, the highway bridge across the outlet of Squam 

lake in the town of Holderness, known as Squam bridge, and 
the highway bridge across the outlet of Little Squam lake, in 
the town of Ashland, known as Little Squam bridge, as now 
maintained, are dangerous obstructions to the proper naviga- 
tion of said waters ; and 

Whereas, the navigation of said waters can be greatly facil- 
itated by raising said bridges to such a height as will enable 
boats of suitable size for navigation on said lakes to pass under 
said bridges ; now, therefore, be it 

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

Appropriation That the sum of four thousand dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the purpose of raising said Squam 
bridge and said Little Squam bridge not less than three feet 
and suitably grading the approaches to the same ; for the pur- 
pose of dredging the outlet of said Squam lake and Little 



1903] Chapters l(i8, KU. KJl 

Squam lake and otherwise improving the navigation in said 
hikes and the outlets thereof; said sum to be expended under 
the direction of the governor and council when it is shown to 
the satisfaction of the (Governor and council that said work will 
be completed without further demand upon the state. 

[Approved March 7, lilOo.] 



CHAPTER Km. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR LIGHTING THE LIGHTHOUSE ON LOON ISLAND IN 
SUNAPEE LAKE, REPAIRING THE CABLE CONNECTED THEREWITH, 
IMPROVING THE LIGHT SERVICE, PLACING A"ND MAINTAINING BUOYS 
ON SAID LAKE, AND REMOVING OBSTRUCTIONS TO NAVIGATION IN SAID 
LAKE. 

Appropriation of S600. 

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

That the sum of six hundred dollars be and the same is Appropriation 
hereby appropriated for lighting the lighthouse on Loon island t>f seoo. 
in Sunapee lake by electricity, for repairing the cable connected 
therewith, for improving the light service, for placing and main- 
taining buoys on said lake, and for removing obstructions to 
navigation therein ; said sum to be expended by an agent 
appointed by the governor with the advice of the council, and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 19, 1003.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIERS' HOME. 

Appropriation of .$22,500. 

Resolved bv t/ie Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of twent3'-two thousand iive hundred dollars Appropriation 
($22,500) is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treas- '^^•^--■soo. 
ury not otherwise appropriated for the support and mainte- 
nance of the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home and the members 



102 Chapters 165, 1(36. [1903 

thereof from the first day of January 1903 to the assembling 
of the legislature in 1905, 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 author- 
ized 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 March 19, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 165. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MAINTAINING BUOYS AND PLACING 
LIGHTS ON SQUAM LAKE. 

Annual appropriation of $100. 

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

Anniiai appro- That the sum of One hundred dollars ($100) be and the same 

Di*i3,tiori oi 

$100. is hereby appropriated for each of the years 1903 and 1904 to 

place and repair buoys and maintain lights on Squam lake. 

[Approved March 19, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DAIRYMEN'S ASSO- 
CIATION. 

Annual appropriation of $200. 

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

Aunuaiappro- That the sum of two hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priation of . ,- , ri.r-1 • C^ T-v- •A'- 

$200. priated for the use of the Granite State Dairymen s Association 

for each of the years 1903 and 1904 to be used in promoting the 
dairy interests of the state. 

[Approved March 19, 1903.] 



11)03] Chapters Kh, KiH. 1(13 

CHAPTER 1()7. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HORACE S. CUMMINGS. 
Appropriation of $16,255.87 and interest. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Repi'csentativcs in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of sixteen thousand two hundred fifty-five dol- Approm-iution 

1 J-1. ^ j-4.4.4.i: 4-r of $1(5.2,55.87 

lars and eighty-seven cents, and interest at four per cent., irom and intere.st. 
February 27th, 1902, be and hereby is, appropriated to pay 
Horace S. Cummings, for services and expenses as agent for the 
state in collecting the sum of one hundred eight thousand three 
hundred seventy-two dollars and fifty-two cents, in accordance 
with a written agreement between the State of New^ Hampshire 
and said Cummings, dated the eleventh day of May, 1897, 
whereby the State of New Hampshire agreed to pay said Cum- 
mings an amount equal to fifteen per cent, of the entire sum 
collected from the United States, and that said sum of sixteen 
thousand two hundred and fiftv-five dollars and eighty-seven 
cents and interest be paid out of any money in the treasury, not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 20, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 1()<S. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS AND 
LIGHTS IN LAKE VVINNIPESAUKEE AND ADJACENT WATERS. 

Appropriation of $800. 

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

That the sum of eight hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- Appropriation 
priated for placing and maintaining buoys and lights in Lake "^ ■*^*^' 
Winnipesaukee and adjacent waters : four hundred and fifty dol- 
lars of said sum to be expended in 1903 and the balance in 1904. 
Said sum to be expended by an agent or agents appointed by the 
governor with consent of his council, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



164 Chapters 169, 170. [1903 

CHAPTER 169. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILLIAM J. PATCH. 
Payment of $103.47 directed. 

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

Payment of That whereas under the provisions of section 8, chapter 196, 

directed. of the Public Statutes, William J. Patch, brother ol" Joseph 
Patch, late of Monroe, in the county of Grafton, and adminis- 
trator of his estate, is entitled as such administrator, to have 
paid to him, bv the state treasurer, the sum of one hundred 
three dollars and forty-seven cents ($103.47), belonging to the 
estate of said Joseph Patch, which said sum of one hundred 
three dollars and forty-seven cents ($103.47), was paid into the 
state treasury, in accordance with the provisions under said sec- 
tion 8 : the state treasurer is hereb}' directed to pay the sum of 
one hundred three dollars and forty-seven cents ($103.47), to 
said William J. Patch, as such administrator. 

[Approved P^farch 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 170. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL FOR 
FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN. 

Appropriation of $22,000. 

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

ot^|22°0TO^*^°" That the sum of twenty-two thousand dollars be and hereby 
is appropriated for the purpose of extinguishing the indebted- 
ness incurred by the trustees of said school, in purchasing a site 
erecting and repairing buildings thereon and equipping the 
same for the purposes of the school. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



11»03] Chapters 171, 172. 165 

CHAPTER 171. 

JOIiNT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THK WIDOW OF BENJAMIN F. MARCH 

OF MASON. 

Payment of salary and mileage to widow. 

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

That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay to payment of 
the widow of the late Benjamin F. March of Mason the full ^^{fJJgt"o 
salary and mileage due to him as a member of the house of widow, 
representatives. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 172. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GREEN's BASIN IN LAKE WINNIPE- 

SAUKEE. 

Appropriation of $100.- 

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

That a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars be and Appropriation 
hereby is appropriated for the purpose of removing a boulder ^^ *ioo. 
situated in the channel of Basin narrows, in Green's basin (so 
called) in Eake Winnipesaukee. Said sum to be expended 
under the direction of an agent appointed by the governor with 
the advice of his council, and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



160 Chapters 173, 174. [1903 



CHAPTER 173. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING NINE THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR ADDI- 
TIONS AND REPAIRS TO THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

Appropriation of $9,000; resolution takes effect on passage. 

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

oy^oooo''^*^"" That the sum of nine thousand dollars be and hereby is 
appropriated to the Industrial school for the purpose of build- 
ing an isolation hospital, a wagon shed, and making permanent 
improvements and repairs upon the existing buildings, the same 
to be expended by the trustees of the Industrial school, all 
bills, however, to be audited and approved by the governor and 
council ; and that the governor be and hereby is authorized to 
draw his warrant for said sum, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary for said purposes, out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

on pass^\|e^* This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 174. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE REPAIRS AND CONSTRUCTION OF 
CERTAIN STATE HIGHWAYS, CERTAIN HIGHWAYS IN UNINCORPORATED 
PLACES, AND CERTAIN ROADS IN PLACES WHERE SUCH ROADS CANNOT 
BE MAINTAINED BY ANY LOCAL MUNICIPALITY. 

Appropriations for sundry highways. 

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

Appropria- That the following sums be and hereby are appropriated for 

tions for sun- , , . ° ^ • ,- t ^ ^ • ^ ^ i 

dry highways, the purposes hereinaiter specmed, to be laid out under the 
direction of the governor and council and, as far as the same 
may be found applicable, according to the provisions of an act 
passed at this session of the general court, entitled " An act to 
provide for a more economical and practical expenditure of 
money appropriated by the state for the construction and repair 
of highways." 



1903] Chapter 174. 1()7 

(1) The sum of one lumdred and fifty dollars ($150) for the 
repairs of that part of the highway leading from Errol to Berlin, 
which lies in Cambridge, an unincorporated place. 

(2) The sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ($2r)0) for 
each of the years 1!K)H and 11>01, for the repairs of the high- 
ways from Errol to Wentworth's Location, provided ihixt ihc 
new road now proposed to be built in part by the state cannot 
be completed within two years from the date of this act. 

(3) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100), for each of the 
years 1003 and 1904 for the repairs of that part of the Notch 
road in Sandwich, known as the Dale road, the same being 
in a mountainous region and on an uninhabited route. 

(4) The sum of' one hundred and fifty dollars ($150), for 
each of the years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of that part of 
the state road heretofore maintained and now existing over 
Moosilauke mountain, which lies in the mountain region of 
the town of Warren, and on a route on which there are no 
inhabitants. 

(5) The sum of two hundred dollars ($200), for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904, for the repairs of the highways in the 
town of Campton,this being the same amount heretofore appro- 
priated in aid of . said town on account of the through roads 
running across said town, and the large number of bridges 
therein required, imposed upon the town by layings out by state 
or county authority. 

(6) The sum of four hundred dollars ($400), for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for the construction and repairs of new 
roads leading from the town to public waters on the east side 
of Mascoma lake in the town of Enfield, provided that the 
town of Enfield and other parties shall contribute enough in 
addition thereto to complete the roads, and thereafter they shall 
be maintained by the town. 

(7) The sum of one hundred dollars ($100), for each of the 
years 1903 and 1904 for the repairs of highways in the town of 
Ossipee, in the county of Carroll, said roads leading from 
Ossipee Center to Effingham line and being on the through 
routes maintained for the accommodation of through travel to ' 
and from the White Mountains, and not for local use, and being 
situated where there is no local support available sufficient for 
their adequate maintenance. 

(8) The sum of three hundred and fifty dollars ($350) for 
the building of a new highway, upon the east side of Mount 
Cardigan, in the towns of Alexandria and Orange, Mount Car- 
digan being the highest and most picturesque mountain in that 
section of the state ; and owing to the hostility of the land own- 
ers, tourists, and summer visitors from the east side of the moun- 
tain — which includes Newfound lake — are unable to ascend 
the mountain, from the easterly side. 



1()8 Chapters 175, 17(3. [1903 

(9) That the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) be appro- 
priated for repairing the Crotchet Mountain road, so called in 
the town of Francestown one half to be expended in 1903 and 
one half in 1904. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 175. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN M. STANYAN FOR SOLDIER's PAY 

AND BOUNTY. 

Appropriation of $52. 

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

o/S'"^"'*'' That the sum of fifty-two dollars ($52) be raised and appro- 
priated in payment of the sum due from the State of New 
Hampshire to John M. Stanyan, late captain of Company B, 
Eighth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, on account of 
his claim tor enlistment bounty offered by the state according 
to the proclamation of Governor Berry, also for pay as a sol- 
dier from September 14, 1861, the date of his enlistment, to 
December 20, 18<)1, the date of his being mustered into the 
service of the United States, and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same out of an}^ money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 17(). 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE 
NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 

Appropriations of $13,000 and $7,500. 

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

Appropria- That the. sum of thirteen thousand dollars is hereby appro- 

tions of $13,000 • , 1 r 1 ,. 1 r • I • 1 • , T / •, 1- 

and $7,500. priatecl lor completing and furnishing the agricultural building ; 
the sum of five thousand dollars for a new boiler at the power 
station and for heat, light and water connections with the agri- 
cultural building ; the sum of seven thousand dollars for a 
greenhouse. 



190o] Chapters 177, 17.S. 169 

That the sum of seven thousand five hundred dollars be and 
hereby is appropriated annually for a period of two years for 
the use of said college to be expended in such manner as the 
trustees shall direct. 

[Approved March 31, I'XKJ.] 



CHAPTER 177 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF JOHN W. JEWETT, OF 

CLAREMONT. 

Salary to be paid to widow. 

.Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genej'al Court convened : 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay Salary to be 
to the widow of the late John W. Jewett of Claremont the full widow. 
salary due him as a member of the house of representatives. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 178. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN K. LAW AND OTHERS. 
Allowances to sundry persons. 

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

That John K. Law, William H. Weston, and Amos Dodge ,1^Srvper-*° 
be allowed the sum of $348 each; that the Rev. William H. 'sons. " 
Getchell, Warren W. Lovejoy, Martin L. Piper, John Young, 
Horatio W. Longa, George H. Brigham, Donald P. Upton, 
Charles S. Ford, Merritt C. Huse, Herbert A. McElwain, 
Hiram E. Currier be allowed the sum of $301 each ; that Jose- 
phine C. Larkin, Kate F. Clark, James Madden be allowed 
the sum of $325 each ; that Joseph A. Glennon, James Laugh- 
lin, Ralph Clement, Temple Grey, Earle C. Gordon, Robert 
P. Conant, J. Edward Bouviere be allowed the sum of $172 
each : that Amy G. Roach be allowed the sum of $100 ; that 
Susan R. Morrison be allowed the sum of $75 ; that Mildred 
B. Clark be allowed the sum of $25 ; that George C. Gilmore 
be allowed the sum of $61) ; that Bent and Bush be allowed the 
sum of $25 ; that Thomas F. Clifford and James M. Cooper be 
allowed the sum of $200 each ; that Louis A. Thorp and Harrie 



170 Chapter 17<». [1903 

M. Young be allowed the sum of $100 each ; that Harlan C. 
Pearson, Fred Leighton, George H. Fowler, John Edward 
Coffin, Elias A. McQuaid, William Wallace, Henry H. Met- 
calf, Allen H. Robinson, I. Eugene Keeler, Frank M. Shack- 
ford, be allowed the sum of $100 each ; that J. E. Gage be 
allowed the sum of $21.80; that Benjamin C. White be allowed 
the sum of $<)0 ; that Walter L. Jenks & Co. be allowed the 
sum of $35.75 ; that J. M. Stewart & Sons Co. be allowed the 
sum of $22.30 ; that the Telegraph Publishing Co. be allowed 
the sum of $5.51 ; that the Times Publishing Co. be allowed 
the sum of $7.5(5 ; that the People & Patriot Co. be allowed the 
sum of $115.50; that the Monitor & Statesman Co. be allowed 
the sum of $G72.30 ; that the Union Publishing Co. be allowed 
the sum of $(>45.98 ; that George J. Foster & Co. be allowed 
the sum of $5 ; that the Manchester News Publishing Co. be 
allowed the sum of $28.50 ; that A. H. Britton & Co. be allowed 
the sum of $23.80 ; that Edson C. Eastman be allowed the sum 
• of $487.61 ; that E. L. Glick be allowed the sum of $15; that 
Arthur E. Clarke be allowed the sum of $531.88 ; that Edward 
M. Nason be allowed the sum of $300; that Horace L. Ingalls 
and John W. Lowry and Stephen S. Ford be allowed the sum 
of $200 each ; that W. H. Laws and H. G. Durrell be allowed 
the sum of $100 each ; that Gilbert W. Johnson be allowed the 
sum of $25 ; that The John B. Clarke Co. be allowed the sum 
of$l()0.G8; that W.J. O'Shaughnessey and Cornelius E. Clif- 
ford be allowed the sum of $100 each ; that W. P. Goodman 
be allowed $2.10 ; that the Chronicle & Gazette Publishing Co. 
be allowed $8.62. 

[Approved April 1, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 179. 

JOINT RESOLUTIONT APPROPRIAT[.Wr MONEY TO BE EXPENDED FOR THE 
PRESERVATION OP THE MUSTER ROLLS. 

Appropriation of $500. 

I^csoh'cd by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

App^priation That the sum of five hundred dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the purpose of restoring the records 
known as the muster rolls of the regiments of New Hampshire 
in the Civil War. The same to be expended under the direction 
of the governor and council. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



190;)] Chapter 180. 171 

CHAPTER ISO. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ALBERT T. SEVERANCE AND OTHERS. 
Allowances to sundry persons. 

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

That Albert T. Severance be allowed $32, and the same is .^^JSyper-^" 
hereby allowed, for expense incurred in maintaining his right sons. 
to a seat in this house; Lorenzo D. Duntley be allowed the 
sum of $300 and the same is hereby allowed for expense 
incurred in maintaining his right to a seat in this house ; that 
Stephen F. Gallagher is hereby allowed the sum of $316 for 
expense incurred in maintaining his right to a seat in this 
house; that Patrick J. Stewart is hereby allowed the sum of 
$200 for expense incurred in maintaining his right to a seat in 
this house ; that Henry K. Mason be allowed the sum of $300, 
for expense incurred in establishing his right to a seat in this 
house ; and that Warren F. Langley be allowed the sum of 
$75, for expenses incurred in contesting his right to a seat in 
this house. That the sum of fourteen thousand dollars be and 
hereby is appropriated for each of the 3-ears 1903 and 1904 lor 
maintenance and to provide water ; that four thousand five 
hundred dollars be appropriated for equipment, laundry, paint- 
ing buildings and general repairs ; and that the sum of ten 
thousand dollars be appropriated for a school building, the 
same to include two schoolrooms, sewing-room, manual train- 
ing room, and a hall to be used for religious and other pur- 
poses for the New Hampshire School for Feeble-Minded Chil- 
dren. 

That Warren F. Langley be allowed and paid the sum of 
one hundred dollars in full payment of salary for attendance as 
member of the house of representatives from the opening ol the 
session until February 18, 1903. 

The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant lor 
the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



172 Chapters 181, 182. [1903 

CHAPTER 181. 

JOINT EESOLUTION RELATING TO REPAIRS UPON THE STATE HOUSE. 

Governor and conncil to investigate and report. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Cotirt convened: 

Governor and That the govemor and council be and hereby are authorized 
investigate ^nd instructed to carefully investigate and report at the next 
and report, session of the legislature the best method to be adopted in order 
to obtain suitable offices and committee rooms tor the use of 
state officers and the house and senate committees ; also suit- 
able accommodations in the state house for the use of state offi- 
cers, members of the legislature and the public, and to cause 
plans and estimates to be made of any changes or improvements 
they may recommend. And the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant upon any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated to pay the expense of the investigation. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 182. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE OWNERS OF FARM ANIMALS 
KILLED BY ORDER OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRI- 
CULTURE TO STAMP OUT THE FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE. 

Appropriation of $10,000. 

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

Appropriation rr-.! , r , i i n i i • i i 

of $10,000. 1 hat the sum of ten thousand dollars be and is hereby appro- 

priated to reimburse the owners of farm animals killed by order 
of the United States Department of Agriculture and upon which 
they are paid seventy per cent, of their appraised value. 

The governor and council are hereby authorized to draw 
their warrant for the balance of appraised value due said owners 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 183, 184. 173 

CHAPTER 183. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING 3I0NEY FOR SCREENING THE OUTLET 
OF SUNAPEE LAKE, SO CALLED. 

Appropriation of $400. 

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

That the sum of four hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- Appropriation 

-« of SS400 

priated, to be expended under the direction of the fish and 
grame commissioners, for the purpose of screening the outlet of 
Sunapee lake, so called, and the governor is authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 184. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE TREATMENT OP INDIGENT 

CONSUMPTIVES. 

To be sent to sanitorium for treatment; annual appropriation of $5,000; resolution 

takes effect on passage. 

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

That the state board of charities and correction be, and here- xobesentto 
by are, authorized to send such indigent consumptive patients samtonum. 
as are suitable for remedial treatment to a sanitorium for treat- 
ment. 

Said state board of charities and correction shall pay for the 
care, treatment and support of such patients only the actual cost 
of their maintenance in said sanitorium and shall report to the 
governor quarterly their actions in this matter. 

Persons in indigent circumstances, who themselves or by 
their relatives are able to pay part of said cost of maintenance, 
may be admitted to said sanitorium and maintained and treated 
therein at the expense of the state to that extent that they can- 
not, by themselves, or relatives chargeable therefor, pay such 
cost of maintenance, when the state board of charities and cor- 
rection so certify and stipulate the proportion the state will 
assume and pay. 



174 Chapter 185. [1903 

This act shall not be construed so as to deprive any person to 
whom aid is rendered of any rights that he may have at the 
time of his admission to a sanitorium. 
priation'of^™ "^^ defray the expenses of such consumptive patients in a 
$5,000. sanitorium a sum not exceeding live thousand dollars for each 

of the years 1903 and 1904 is hereby appropriated, and the 
governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
onpassa^e^* This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 1S.5. 



.JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR A 
MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED AT HACKENSACK, NEW .JERSEY, IN MEMORY 
OF GEN. ENOCH POOR. 

Appropi-iatiou of $500; condition of payiaeiit. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of five hundred ($500) dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for a monument to be erected at Hack- 
ensack, New Jersey, on a site to be prepared and dedicated by 
said city, as a memorial to General Enoch Poor, patriot and 
soldier of the Revolution. Said sum of five hundred dollars to 
be expended by the New Hampshire Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution in conjunction with a sum of one thousand 
dollars to be appropriated by the state of New Jersey or by the 
New Jersey Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 
to be expended for the same purpose. 

Condition of That the sum hereby appropriated shall be paid to the treas- 
urer of said New Hampshire Society of the Sons of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, on the warrant of the governor out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,- whenever it 
shall be shown to the satisfaction of the efovernor and council 
that a sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars has been appropri- 
ated by said state, or said Society of the Sons of the American 
Revolution, of New Jersey. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



payment. 



1903] Chapter isi;. 175 



CHAPTER ISO. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ELLA F. DENSMORE OF CHARLESTOWN, 
MARY F. LOMBARD OF ACWORTH, FRANK G. SMITH OP WALTHAM, 
MASSACHUSETTS, EUGENE P. SMITH OF NEWPORT, AND GEORGE E, 
SHATTUCK OF HINSDALE. 

Preamble; payment of $2,8C2 10 directed. 

licsolvcd by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Co7irt convened: 

That wliereas on May 19, 189.S, under a decree of the judge Pi-eambie. 
of probate lor the county of Cheshire, Edward Stebbins of 
Hinsdale in said county, administrator of the estate of Alpheus 
Shattuck late of said Hinsdale deceased, deposited in the 
treasur}^ of the state, in accordance with the provisions of the 
Laws of 1893, chapter 14, the sum of two thousand eight hun- 
dred sixty-two dollars and ten cents to the credit of one 
Oscar Shattuck, a lost heir of said Alpheus, and whereas a 
most diligent, conscientious, and painstaking search has re- 
sulted in finding no trace or clue to the said Oscar's life for 
thirty-six years last past, and wherec^s said Oscar has no chil- 
dren, lather, mother, brother, sister or their representatives 
living, and w^hereas the next of kin of the said Oscar are Ella 
F. Densmore of Charlestown, Mary F. Lombard of Acworth 
Frank G. Smith of Waltham, Mass., Eugene P. Smith of 
Newport and George E. Shattuck of Hinsdale, and these only. 

That the state treasurer be ordered, and is hereby ordered to IlfL'??"^?^ 
pay said sum of two thousand eight hundred and sixty-two dol- rected. 
lars, and ten cents, to the said next of kin in the following 
shares : To George E. Shattuck, of Hinsdale, the sum of eleven 
hundred dollars ($1,100) ; to Ella F. Densmore, of Charles- 
town, four hundred forty dollars and fifcy-two cents ($440.52) ; 
to Mary F. Lombard, of Acworth, four hundred forty dollars 
and fifty-two cents ($440.52) : to Frank G. Smith, of Waltham, 
Mass., four hundred forty dollars and fifty-two cents ($440.52) ; 
and to Eugene P. Smith of Newport, four hundred forty dol- 
lars and fifty-four cents ($440.54). 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



176 



Chapter 187. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 187 



NAMES CHANGED. 



Names 
changed. 



Rockingham. 



Strafford. 



Belknap. 



Carroll. 



From January, 1001, to January, 1903, the judges of probate 
have made and returned to the secretary of state the following 
changes of names : 

Rockingham County. — Frank L. Garland to George F. 
Leonard ; Hazel E. Callister to Hazel E. Fernald ; Mary T. 
Sleeper to Mary T. Smith ; Frances F. Carroll to Frances F. 
Word en : Annie E. Boss to Annie E. Allard ; Joseph G. Car- 
roll to Joseph Carroll Brown; Ida B. Baldwin to Ida B. Pres- 
cott ; Minot C. Spalding to Minot C. Gordon; Lucretia Brax- 
ton to Lucretia Carter ; Mary E. Whitney to Mary E. Evans ; 
Sadie M. Foster to Sadie M. Smith ; Anna M. Langdon to 
Anna M. Philbrick ; Esther M. Travis to Esther M. McKen- 
ney ; Gladys M. Thompson to Gladys M. Robinson ; Hattie 
M. Rogers to Hattie M. Pierce ; Fannie Robbins to Fannie M. 
Cosgrove ; Esther H. Zeeman to Hattie E. Narcross ; Nellie 
Thompson to Nellie Alice Manwaring. 

Strafford County. — Edna May Leach to Edna May 
Johnson ; Eugene F. Edgerly to Eugene F. Edgerl}^ ; Lulu 
V. Rogers to Lulu V. R. Edgerly ; Elizabeth Abbott to Mary 
Elizabeth Coleman ; Annie V. Smith to Annie V. Whitehouse ; 
Bertha Wilhelmina Goodwin to Bertha Wilhelmina Merrill ; 
Maudie May Wilkinson to Maudie May Brown ; Hattie F. 
Babbidge to Harriet F. Wallingford ; Ella L. Thayer to Ella 
Amanda Drew ; Edith Jeannette Pidgin to Edith Jeannette 
Cochrane; Hazel Etta Hurd to Hazel Etta Garland ; William 
E. Hutchins to William E. Goodwin ; Mary Emma Huntoon 
to Mary Emma Whipple ; Annie M. Hayes to Annie M. Fall ; 
Grace M. Keir to Grace M. Bickford ; Annie Florence Purin- 
ton to Annie Florence Hanson ; Minnie E. Shapleigh to Min- 
nie E. Blaisdell ; Margaret Dowd to Margaret D. Waterhouse. 

Belknap County. — Nellie E. Davis to Nellie E. Brown ; 
Linnie E. Hayes to Linnie E. Wright ; Vaughn Seavy to 
Vaughn Seavy Blanchard ; Tryphena Ray Adams to Tryphena 
Ray Marston ; Mary E. Carley to Angle May Eastman ; Hat- 
tie Goodrow to Hattie Mason ; Cleoria M. Ingerson to Cleoria 
M. Morse ; Gracie May Hill to Grace Mabel Hill ; Laura W. 
Thorp to Laura W. Stevens. 

Carroll County. — Nellie M. Brown to Nellie M. Peavey ; 
Nellie V. McKinnon to Nellie V. Hodgdon ; Beatrice L. Ma- 
loney to Beatrice L. Brown ; Belle V. Anderson to Belle V. 
McKeen ; Lula J. Broughton to Lula Hanson Abbott; Alma 
M. Gardner to Alma M. Swett; Ada G. Hubbard to Ada G. 



li)03] Chapter 1S7. 177 

Bennett; Rose E. Stockbridge to Rose E. Pattison ; M. Mar- 
garet-Bill to M. Margaret Foote ; Angle M. Fountain to Angie 
M. Watson ; Cora D. Powers to Cora D. Larrabee ; Bertha S. 
Goodwin to Bertha S. Merrow ; Hildegrade May Watson to 
Hildegrade Watson Perkins ; Marcia M. Moody to Marcia M. 
Dorr; Edgar L. Warren to Edgar Warren. 

Merrimack County. — Katherine Agnes Lavender to Kath- Merrimack, 
erine Agnes Basquil ; Alice Bell Sleeper Paige to Alice Bell 
Sleeper ; Nettie A. Lear to Nettie A. Sanders ; Lucinda M. Duke 
to Lucinda i\L Sanborn ; Katie E. Cheney to Katie E. Wells ; 
Hass Clark Carson to Harold Carson ; Nancy S. Colby to Nancy 
S. Batchelder ; Laura E. Merrill to Laura E. Potter; John J. 
Nichols to Jasper Nichols Johnson ; Emma B. Leighton to 
Emma B. Brown ; Dollie C. Beede to Dollie C. Wallace ; Lot- 
tie Ray Rilev to Charlotte Ray Brown ; Emily E. Whidden to 
Emily E. Cole ; Ida B. Slattery to Ida B. Merrill ; Edith Key- 
ser to Edith Emerson : Anna May Dwinnell to Anna May 
Allen ; Maud A. Burroughs to Maud A. Gage ; Marion Web- 
ber to Tvlarion Webber McDaniel ; Joseph Martin Reardon to 
Joseph Martin Isabelle ; Elsie Marion Radford to Elsie May 
Ellen Wallace ; Gladys Bridden to Gladys Elizabeth Blake ; 
Elmer Brown to Elmer Heath ; Dorothy Williams to Dorothy 
Williams Robinson ; Beatrice Minnie Sargent to Gladys Min- 
nie Goucher. 

Hillsborough County. — John McDonough O'Dowd to Hiiisborovvh 
Richard McDonough O'Dowd; Ella M. Town to Ella M. ' 
Straw ; Aimee Gertrude Van Wyck to Aimee Gertrude Phil- 
brick ; Roxanna Shattuck Willoughby to Roxanna Shattuck 
Patch: Susan A. Buchanan to Susan A. Proctor: Belle Rich- 
ardson to Belle Watkins ; Harriet M. Averill to Harriet M. 
Mills; Cora J. Banks to Cora J. Conant ; John H.-^Marr to 
John H. Tucker; Himan A.Jones to Harry A. Jones ; Nellie 
A. Sullivan to Nellie A. Smith ; Francena M. Rix to Francena 
M. McKeen ; Bessie J. Cochran to Bessie J. Clough ; Bessie 
Louisa Neal to Elizabeth Louisa Neal ; Grace Emory Gelo to • 
Grace Emory Stiles ; Mabel Watts to Mabel Livingston ; 
Fannie Ethel Cleworth to Mildred Winters Cleworth ; Ella 
Plumer to Ella Webb ; Ada Frances Monzo to Ida Frances 
Gould; Clara Marshall Wheeler to Clara Roby Wheeler; 
Anna C. Dollar to Anna C. Cheney ; Edna Florentine Ham to 
Edna Virginia Elkins ; Sophronia Shonion to Sophronia Shan- 
non; Lizzie xAppleton Swart to Lizzie Roby Swart; Elizabeth 
Mary Watts to Elizabeth Mary Thomipson ; Nina Brookhouse 
Wallace to Nina Brookhouse ; Rosella Ballance to Rosella 
Moulton ; Herbert Wentworth to Herbert Wentworth Sinclair; 
Mary Rose Connor to Verna May Woodburn ; Gladys Gates 
to Arlene Jones; Herbert J. Wyeth to Herbert Joseph Gold- 
tinvait ; Eleanor Rowell to Glenda Louise Woodbury ; Edward 



178 Chapter 187. [1903 

Fitzgerald to Edward Fitzgerald Ryan ; Ernest Brown to 
Ernest Brown Ham ; Nellie Morison Wilcox to Nellie Mori- 
son Mudge ; Marie Blanche Peters to Isabel Joy : Margaret G. 
Mullins to Margaret G. Colburn ; Bertha May Poor to Hattie 
Gagnon ; Mary Lillian Clifford to Mary Lillian Wagner ; 
Florence O'Brien to Florence May Colby ; Lester R. Moulton 
to Clarence Raymond ; Clarence Raymond to Lester R. Moul- 
ton ; Harrold Earnest Hoyt to Harrold Earnest Truell : Joseph- 
ine C. King to Josephine C. Duncan ; Fannie Ethel Winters to 
Fannie Ethel Cleworth ; Elsie Giles to Irene Margaret Clark ; 
Dorothy Grant to Dorotliy Ursula Dalton ; Arthur H. Douglass 
to Arthur H. Garland. 

Cheshire. CHESHIRE CouNTY. — Helen Maria Barrv to Helen Barry 

Banning ; Jennie F. Phillips to Eva Calesta Bardwell ; Marion 
Davidson to Marion Kilpatrick ; Jennie E. Iverson to Jennie E. 
Lesure ; Ruble P. Pratt to Rubie Hartley Mason ; Lottie E. 
Mason to Lottie E. Hill ; Frances A. Moriarty to Frances A. 
McConnell ; Lucius Castor to Lucius Curtis : Alattie May Cas- 
tor to Mattie May Curtis ; Anna Louise Holt to Anna Laura 
Holt; Ella White" to Helen Murphy; William Brooks to Wil- 
liam McKinley Rockwood ; Bernice Page to Bernice Alida 
Hale ; Mildred O. Iverson to Mildred Hattie Mansfield ; Annie 
M. Buckminster to Annie M. Holman : Cora E. Thompson to 
Cora E. Ballon ; Charles Coolbroth to Charles Phillips. 

Sullivan. SuLLivAN CouNTY.— Grace Clement to Grace Rockwell; 

Mary Julia Cummings to Mar\' Julia Loring ; Lena Emily 
Elliott to Lena Emily Kempton ; Dorothy Aldrich Leighton to 
Dorothy Leighton Blanchard ; Josephine Agnes Leighton to 
Josephine Leighton Stark ; Mary Elizabeth Miller to Mary 
Elizabeth Myers ; Walter Alvah Nash to Walter Alvah Cross ; 
Clara L. Putney to Clara L. Hunton ; Martha Kenniston to 
Martha Jeneve Bradley. 

Grafton. Grafton County. — Lucv Ella Atkins to Lucy Ella Graves ; 

Amy B. Berry to Amy B. Currier; William Butler to William 
Arthur Russell ; George D. Butler to Chester Hildreth ; Elsie 
Butler to Glory A. Hildreth ; Eda Butler to Joyce Hildreth ; 
Hattie I. Cross to Hattie I. Wilson ; Nettie S. Chaquette to 
Nettie Somers ; Sariah M. Cole to Sariah M. Scales ; Harrold 
V. Crowell to Harrold V. Barrabby ; Abbie L. Clough to Abbie 
L. McClu ; Mary C. Ferguson to Mary C. Andrews ; Arabel 
C. Hadley to Arabel H. Currier ; Daisy Hayes to Daisy Hall ; 
Arthur D. Harvey to Arthur D. Sloan ; Minnie R. Lawler to 
Minnie R. Carpenter; Mary A. LaHait to Mary A. Russell; 
Minnie E. Merrill to Minnie E. Hall; George H. Marden to 
George M. Thayer ; Flora Moren to Flora Marchand ; Matsy 
McPherson to Beth Helen Corliss ; Mary Cathern Morecraf t 
to Mary Catherne White ; Clara B. McSweeney to Clara B. 
Sanborn ; Laura Evelyn Nash to Evelyn Sidonia Kimball ; 



1003] CliAPTKR 1S7. 179 

Rosetta C. Perkins to Rosetta C. Ricker ; Sarah M. Parker to 
Sarah M. Sanborn; Ralph C. Randall to Ralph C. Bean; 
Flora Rivers to Flora May Murry ; Nora M. Seavey to Hazel 
May Dawes ; Millie P. Simonds to Mildred P. Noyes ; Mildred 
Belle Towle to Mildred Towle Messer ; Alice A. Wooster to 
Alice A. Drew ; Paul Hutchinson Wooster to Paul Hopkins 
Hutchinson. 

Coos County. — Sarah R. Hutchins to Sarah R. Jacobs ; Coos. 
Leman Peabody to Paul Cummings ; George Lindguist to 
George Julius Eaton ; George Short to Myrtle George Inger- 
son ; Alma J. Covell to Alma J. Noyes; Vesta V. Cummings 
to Vesta V. Stinson ; Evelyn Keith to Evelyn Keith Leeman ; 
Flora May Stone to Flora May Boothman ; Rena M. Emery 
to Mabel Currier; Lizzie R. Waters to Lizzie R. Annis. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 188. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MANCHESTER MILLS TO INCREASE ITS CAPI- 
TAL STOCK. 



Sectiox 

1. Increase authorized. 

2. New stock may be preferred. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives i7i 
General Court convened: 

Increase SECTION 1. For the purpose of enablingc the corporation 

fiiitlioriz6u . - . ., 

more effectually to carry on the business for which it was cre- 
ated, the Manchester Mills is hereby authorized to increase its 
capital stock by an amount not exceeding two million dollars. 
Nev/ stock Sect. 2. Any or all of the new capital hereby authorized 

fer/ed'.^ ^^ ' may be issued with such preferences, both as to dividends and 
in distribution of assets, as may be determined by major vote 
of the stockholders, present and voting, at meetings of the cor- 
poration duly called for that purpose. 
Takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

on passage. ^ ° 

[Approved January 21, 1903.] 



1903 J 



Chapter 189. 



181 



CHAPTER l.Si*. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER, 
CREATING A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS FOR SAID CITY, AND 
FIXING THE SALARIES OF THE OFFICERS IN THE POLICE DEPART- 
MENT. 



Sectiox 

1. Board of police commissioners estab- 

lished. 

2. How and when appointed; terms of 

otHce. 

.3. Power of removal. 

4. Police force, how constituted; com- 
pensation of police, police court 
otiticials, and police commissioners. 



Section 
5. Organization of hoard. 
G. Report and records of hoard. 

7. Board to require enforcement of 

criminal laws. 

8. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. The management, appointment, and removal B.>ard of po- 
of all police officers in said city shall be vested in a board of sioners'""tab- 
three police commissioners ; they shall have the power to make listed, 
all reasonable rules, by-laws, and regulations for the govern- 
ment of said police officers, and ma}' enforce the same by 
suspension, or expulsion from the force, as they see fit. 

Sect. 2. On or before the first day of March, 1903, the How and 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall pointeir 
appoint three police commissioners, (each of whom shall have terms of ofiice. 
been a resident of said Dover at least three years immediately 
preceding the date of his appointment) one of whom shall hold 
office tor the term of two years from the first Tuesday of March, 
1903, one for the term of four years, and one for the term of 
six years, from said date, or until their successors are ap- 
pointed and qualified ; and biennially thereafter, on or before 
the first day of April, the governor, with the advice and con- 
sent of his council, shall appoint some person, qualified as 
aforesaid, to succeed the commissioner whose term expires, 
who shall serve the full term of six years, unless sooner 
removed. An}- vacancy in said board shall be filled in the 
same manner, only for the unexpired term. At no time shall 
more than two of said commissioners belong to one political 
party. 

Sect. 3. The governor, with the advice and consent of the Power of 
council, shall have full power to remove any or all of said 
commissioners, after a fair hearing, and for fust cause. 

Sect. 4. The police force of said city shall consist of a Police force, 

,, . ^ . ,, ,.-'™, - how cousti- 

city marshal, assistant city marshal, police officers and consta- tuted;.com- 
bles, not to exceed twelve in number, who shall devote such police, ^etc.° 



182 



Chapter 189. 



[1903 



Organization 
of Doard. 



Report and 
records. 



Enforcement 
of laws. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



time to the performance of their duties as may be required b}^ 
the commissioners ; said officers shall not engage in any other 
business or occupation, or hold any state, county or municipal 
office, except as aforesaid. The board shall have the power to 
appoint as many special officers as may be considered necessary, 
who shall perform such service as may be required of them 
by the rules and regulations of the board. Special officers 
shall exercise, when on duty, all the powers of police officers 
and constables under the laws of the state. The compensation 
of the city marshal shall be at the rate of one thousand dollars 
per annum ; the assistant marshal at the rate of eight hundred 
dollars per annum ; each police officer, while on duty, at the 
rate of seven hundred thirty dollars per annum : each special 
police officer, while on duty, such sum as the commissioners 
may designate, but in no event to exceed two dollars per day. 
The salary of the police justice of said city shall be eight hun- 
dred dollars per annum ; the associate justice of said police 
court, two hundred dollars per annum ; the clerk of said police 
court, the sum of three hundred dollars per annum. The com- 
pensation of said board of police commissioners shall be five 
hundred dollars per annum, to be divided as said board may 
determine. All the above salaries, as well as the necessary 
expenses of the commissioners, to be paid monthly by said city 
of Dover, and to be in full for all services rendered, as well as 
all fees in criminal cases, which shall, in all cases, be paid to 
the city. 

Sect. 5. The said board shall elect one of their number 
who shall act as chairman, and one who shall act as clerk. It 
shall be the duty of the clerk to keep an accurate record of the 
proceedings of the commissioners, issue all notices, and attest 
such papers and orders as said board shall desire. 

Sect. 6. The said board shall in the month of December, 
make a detailed report of their doings to the board of mayor 
and aldermen of said city, and to the governor of the state. 
The records of said board shall at all times be open to public 
inspection. 

Sect. 7. It shall be the duty of the commissioners, ap- 
pointed under this act, to see that all the criminal laws of the 
state are faithfully and impartially enforced, within said city. 

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

[Approved January 21, 1903.] 



1!»0;]] Chapters 100, lill. 183 

CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT TO ALLOW THE CITY OP NASHUA TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR 
THE CELEBRATION OF ITS SEMI-CENTENNIAL. 



Section 
1. Appropriation aiitliorized. 



Sectio.v 
2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. The city of Nashua is hereby authorized to Appropriation 
appropriate such sum as the city council may determine tor the 
purpose of celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its incorpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all Takes effect 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repeaifnp' 
repealed. 

[Approved January 27, 1903.] 



clause. 



CHAPTER 101. 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 200 OF THE LAWS OF 1899, ENTITLED " AN 
ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 207 OF THE LAWS OP 1895, RELATING TO 
THE POLICE COURT OP HAVERHILL." 

Section I Section 

1. Former act repealed. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 200 of the Laws of 1899, entided " An Formeract 
act to amend chapter 207 of the Laws of 1895 relating to the '^^^'®''^*^-- 
police court of Haverhill" is hereby repealed. 

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

^ r » ^„j passage. 

[Approved January "l^, 1903.] 



184 



Chapter 192. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 192. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 241 OP THE SESSION LAWS OF 1893, EN'TI- 
TLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LACONIA," AND REPEAL- 
ING CHAPTER 200 OF THE LAWS OP 1901, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO 
AMEND CHAPTER 241 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1893, ENTITLED ' AN 
ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LACOXIA.' " 



Section 
1. Ward limits defiued. 
3. [2.] Representatives to general court ; 
supervisors of check-lists. 



Section 

4. [3.] Councilmen, how chosen. 

5. [4.] Takes effect on passage. 



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



Ward limits 
defined. 



Section 1. Amend said chapter as follows : Strike out all 
of sections 2 and 3 and insert in place thereof the following : 
Sect. 2. The said city of Laconia is hereby divided into seven 
w^ards, which shall be constituted as follows, viz : 

Ward No. 1 shall contain all that territory in said city included 
within, and bounded by the following lines : Bounded w^esterly 
and southwesterly b}' a line commencing at a point in the cen- 
ter of Main street opposite the center of L3'ford ' street ; thence 
extending northerly through the center of Main street to a point 
in said street opposite the center of Oak street ; thence extend- 
ing w^esterly through the center of Oak street to the center of 
Pleasant street ; thence extending northerh' through the center 
of Pleasant street to the westerly side line of Main street at its 
junction with said Pleasant street north of the Fair Grounds, so 
called ; thence in a straight line due west to Lake Winnisquam ; 
thence northerly on said lake to the Meredith town line, bounded 
northerh' by the Meredith town line from point of intersection 
on Lake Winnisquam to Lake Winnipesaukee, bounded east- 
erly by the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee, the westerly bound- 
ary of Wards (5, 7 and 2 extending from said last named point 
to a point on the w^esterly line of Ward 2 opposite the center of 
Lyford street at its junction with Messer street, and bounded 
southerly by a line extending from said last named point 
through the center of Lyford street to the point of beginning in 
the center of Main street opposite the center of Lyford street. 

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 bound- 
ary of Ward 2 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 at the southeasterly corner of Mill Street bridge ; 



11)08] Chapter V.)2. 185 

thence southeasterly by a straight line from said last mentioned 
point to the southwesterly corner of Locust street at its intersec- 
tion with Union avenue ; thence easterly along the southerly 
side of said Locust street to Avery street ; thence in a line south 
seventy-six (7(5) degrees east to the line between Laconia and 
the town of Giltbrd ; thence easterly by the said line of Gilford 
extending from the last to the tirst mentioned bound. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of said city contained 
within the territory described as follows : Commencing at a 
point in the center of Main street on the southerly shore of 
Winnipesaukee river at the bridge ; thence northerly along the 
easterly shore of said river until it strikes the southerly line of 
Ward No. 1 ; thence westerl}^ on line of Ward No. 1 to the cen- 
ter of Main street opposite the center of Lyford street ; thence 
northerly on line of Ward No. 1 to a point in said street oppo- 
site the center of Oak street ; tlience westerly through the cen- 
ter of Oak street to a point in Pleasant street opposite the center 
of Oak street; thence southerly through the center of Pleasant 
street and through the center of Main street from its junction 
with said Pleasant street to the point of beginning. 

Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of said city, bounded 
easterly by the westerly side of Ward No. 3, a portion of the 
wester! v side of Ward No. 1, and by a line continuino- from the 
westerl}^ side line of Ward No. 3 in the center of Main street 
on the southerly shore of the Winnipesaukee river southerly 
through said Main street to a point in said city opposite the 
center of Bowman street, southerly bv a line commencing at 
said last mentioned point and extending through the center of 
said street to the center of Academy street, southeasterly by a 
line commencing at said last mentioned point and extending 
southwesterly through the center of said street and the Mile 
Hill road to the Belmont town line, westerly by said Belmont 
town line and the shore of Lake Winnisquam, and northerly 
by that part of the southerly line of Ward No. 1 extending 
from Lake Winnisquam to a point on the westerly side line of 
Main street at its junction with Pleasant street north of the 
Fair Grounds, so called. 

Ward No. 5 shall include all that part of said city lying south- 
erly, westerly and easterly of Wards Nos. 2, 3 and 4, not 
embraced in said wards. 

Ward () as hereby constituted shall contain all the territory 
of Ward 1 as heretofore constituted in the original city charter. 

Sect. 3. [2.] Strike out so much of section 3 as relates to Representa- 
said city and insert in place thereof the following : Each of said suifenisors. 
vs'ards shall elect one representative to the general court until 
such time when their constitutional rights shall entitle any of 
said wards to a greater number. 

Strike out section 8 of said chapter and insert in place thereof 
the followinir : Each of said wards as herebv constituted at 



186 Chapter 192. [1903 

every state biennial election commencing with the biennial elec- 
tion in 1904 shall choose by ballot and plurality vote one super- 
visor of check-lists and the city council shall also on the 
Wednesday next following the state biennial election in 1904 
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 3'ears, 
the persons thus chosen shall constitute the board of supervis- 
ors of check-lists of all the wards of the city, and the member 
chosen by the city council shall be chairman of the board. All 
vacancies occurring in the board shall be tilled by the city 
council. 

The existing board of supervisors as elected at the state bien- 
nial election in 1902 and the chairman of said board now hold- 
ing 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 successors 
are chosen as provided in this section and qualified. 
hSw"chosen' Sect. 4. [o.] Strike out section 15 of said chapter and 
insert in place thereof the following : At the annual city elec- 
tion on the second Tuesday of March, 1903 there shall be 
elected in each of said wards by and from the qualified voters 
in each of the said wards, one councilman to serve tor two 
years and these councilmen so chosen together with the four 
councilmen from the wards in said city as heretofore consti- 
tuted, whose terms will not have expired, shall constitute the 
city council until the organization of the council on the second 
Tuesday of March, 1904. 

At the annual city election on the second Tuesday of March, 
1904 each of said wards 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 councilman 
shall be chosen by and trom the qualified voters of each of said 
wards to serve for the term of two years. 

All the duties pertaining to the warning and holding of the 
annual city election on the second Tuesday of March, 1903, 
shall be pertbrmed by proper ward officers for such purpose, 
qualified voters in the several wards, to be elected by the city 
council immediately after the passage of this act, and all the 
duties pertaining to the warning, holding, conduct and record 
of the said ward meetings in said citv election shall be per- 
formed by the officers so chosen the same as if said officers had 
been elected by the qualified voters of said wards. At said 
city election there shall be elected in each of said wards all 
necessary ward officers required to be elected by the qualified 
voters of said wards. 

Nothing in this section relating to the election of ward offi- 
cers by the city council as aforesaid, shall in any way affect the 
election of ward officers by the qualified voters in the several 



1903] Chapter U)3. 1S7 

wards after the provision provided in this section for holding the 
annual city election on the second Tuesday of March, 190H. 

The term of office of all ward officers except supervisors of 
check-lists and councilmen in the wards as heretofore consti- 
tuted, shall terminate and be of no etlect on and after the date 
of the passage of this act. 

Sect. 5. [4.1 This act shall take effect and be in force '^^akes effect 

^ '- .-^ on passage. 

irom and after its passage. 

[Approved January 29, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 193. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POLICE COURT IN THE TOWN OF HAVERHILL, 

Section | Section 

1. Police court established. 3. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Salary of justice. I 

£e it enacted by the Senate and House of Ref>resentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The vote of the town of Haverhill, passed at Police court 
the March annual meeting of said town, in 1893, is hereby rat- <^^*^^"«^^«*i- 
ified, confirmed and legalized ; and a police court for said 
Haverhill is hereby established, with a justice and associate 
justice to be nominated by the governor, and appointed with 
the approval of the honorable council. 

Sect. 2. The salary of the justice shall not exceed two Salary of 
hundred dollars, nor be in excess of the tines and costs col- ^^^*^^^- 
lected by him, other than in civil cases; and the associate 
justice shall be entitled to the fees by him received as compen- 
sation. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved January 29, 1903.] 



188 



Chapters 194, 195. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE DODGE'S FALLS DAM AND MANU- 
FACTURING COMPANY TO RYEGATE PAPER COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate ajid House of Represeiitatives in 
General Court convened: 



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the name of the corporation chartered as 
the "Dodge's Falls Dam and Manufacturing Company" by 
act approved July 22, 1881, is hereby changed to Rye- 
gate Paper Company, and said corporation shall hereafter 
be known as Ryegate Paper Company, and all the corporate 
powers conferred upon said corporation by said act may here- 
after be exercised by it under the name of Ryegate Paper 
Company. 

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

[Approved January 29, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD .t MONTREAL RAILROAD, LESSOR, TO 
ACQUIRE THE CONCORD STREET RAILWAY AND OTHER PROPERTY, TO 
ISSUE STOCK AND BONDS TO PAY THEREFOR AND AUTHORIZING A PHYS- 
ICAL CONNECTION OF THE MANCHESTER STREET RAILWAY WITH THE 
ELECTRIC BRANCHES OF THE CONCORD A MONTREAL RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Acquisition of electric companies 

authorized. 

2. Acquisition of street railways autlior- 

ized. 

3. Corporation merged may be dis- 

solved; rights of dissenting share- 
holders. 



Section 

4. Property acquired treated as perma- 

nent improvements. 

5. Physical union authorized. 

6. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Co7irt convened: 



eiectrfc*com°^ SECTION 1. To facilitate the acquirement of electrical en- 
pan ies author- ergy for the operation of anv portion of its main or branch 
lines by electricity and for other uses, the Concord & Montreal 
Railroad, lessor of the Boston «& Maine Railroad under lease 



1003] Chapter 195. 189 

dated June 29, 1895, may acquire by purchase and develop 
such property as may be necessary or convenient to produce 
such electrical energy, and may acquire, hold and dispose of 
the stock, bonds, property and franchises of any corporation 
now or hereafter engaged in the development and production 
of electrical energy or may lease the property and franchises 
of such corporation in the manner provided for the leasing of 
the property and interests of one railroad corporation to an- 
other. Any stock in such corporations, acquired by or for the 
Concord & Montreal Railroad, under the provisions of this 
act, may be voted upon at all meetings of such corporations. 

If the Concord & Montreal Railroad, under the provisions of 
this act, shall acquire property and franchises of any corpora- 
tion engaged, in whole or in part, in the business of producing 
electrical energy, it may sell or lease such portion or portions 
of said property and franchises so acquired as, in the judgment 
of its directors, is not required for the uses of the railroad. 

Sect. 2. The Concord & Montreal Railroad may acquire Acquisition of 
by lease the railway, railway property and interests of any cor- wayl^author- 
poration operating a street railway in any of the cities or towns i^®^- 
in which any part of the railroad lines of the Concord & Mon- 
treal system ma\^ be located, and may purchase all or any part 
of the stock, bonds or other obligations of said corporations, and 
any stock so purchased may be voted upon by the owners upon 
all questions which may arise at any corporate meeting. 

Sect. 3. If the Concord & Montreal Railroad shall become corporation 
the owner by purchase of not less than three fourths of the cap- be^dfssoi'vlcf; 
ital stock of any such street railway corporation, such corpora- sefiting^siVare- 
tion may be dissolved by decree of the superior court, upon holders, 
petition of the Concord & Montreal Railroad, and, if any stock- 
holder therein does not assent to such dissolution, such dissent- 
ing stockholder may have the value of his stock determined 
and paid for by the Concord & Montreal Railroad, and both 
parties shall have the rights and remedies with reference 
thereto as is provided in Public Statutes, chapter 150, sections 
28-37, inclusive, for determining the value and acquiring the 
stock of stockholders who dissent from the lease of one railroad 
to another. 

If the Concord Street Railway shall be acquired by the Con- 
cord & Montreal Railroad, under the provisions of this act, 
said Concord Street Railway property shall be operated and 
managed as a part of the Concord & Manchester branch of the 
Concord & Montreal Railroad. 

Sect. 4. It is further provided that any railroad property, Property 
including the Concord Street Railway, or property used in freatellsper- 
whole or in part for the production of electrical energy acquired p^o"4mVn?s. 
under the provisions of this act, shall be treated as permanent 
additions or permanent improvements to the Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad under the provisions of its lease to the Boston & 



190 



Chapter 19(3. 



[1903 



Physical 
union author- 
ized. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Maine Railroad, dated June 29, 1895, and tiie Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad may increase and issue its capital stock or bonds 
or both to such an amount as may be necessary for the acquire- 
ment, improvement and extension of said properties or an}- of 
them, including the expense of changing the gauge of the Con- 
cord Street Railway and providing additional equipment 
therefor and to pay the obligations thereof, but any stock 
and bonds issued therefor shall be issued only in accordance 
with the provisions of Laws of 1895, chapter 27, section 17, 
and the stock shall be sold at public auction in accordance with 
the provisions of chapter 19 of the Laws of 1897. 

Sect. 5. The lines of any electric branch of the Concord & 
Montreal Railroad, now or hereafter built, and the lines of the 
Manchester Street Railway may be physicalh' united and the 
electric cars of each corporation may be run over the electric 
lines of the other upon such terms and conditions as may be 
agreed upon by the parties. 

Sect. G. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act are hereb}' repealed and this act shall 
take effect on its passage. 

[Approved January 29, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 19(3. 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER FOR THE BUILDING OF THE CLAREMONT 

STREET RAILWAY. 



Section 
1. Time for building extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



£c it enacted by the Senate a?id House of Representatives hi 
Gcjieral Court convened: 



Time for 
building ex- 
tended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. An act incorporating the Claremont Street 
Railway Company, approved February 14th, 1899, amended by 
an act approved February 5th, 1901, granting said corporation 
until February 14th, 1903 in which to build its road, is hereby 
so far amended, that the time for building said road is extended 
for the term of two years from and after the fourteenth day of 
February, 1903. 

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

[Approved January 29, 1903.] 



11)08] Chapters li»7, 1!)8. 191 

CHAPTER 11)7. 

AN ACT REVIVING AND CONTINUING THE CHARTER OF THE WARNER AND 
KEARSARGE ROAD COMPANY AND AMENDMENTS TO SAID CHARTER. 

Section I Section 

1. Former acts revived and continued. I 2. Takes effect on pas.sage. 

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

Section 1. That an act to incorporate the Warner & Kear- Former acts 

T\ ^ r^ J T 1 /> 1 u/'/^ J J t revived and 

sarge Road Company passed July b, l<Sb(), and amendments continued, 
thereto passed July 2, 1872, and July 3, 1875, and an act re- 
viving, amending and enlarging the charter of the Warner & 
Kearsarge Road Company approved March 1>, 1893, are 
hereby revived and continued for a further term of ten years. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. JnSstge!^* 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 198. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CORPORATION BY THE NAME 
OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CONFERENCE SEMINARY 
AND THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FEMALE COLLEGE, APPROVED DECEMBER 
29, 1852, AND OTHER ACTS AMENDING THE SAME. 

Section i Section 

1. Name changed. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the charter be so amended that the name Name 
"New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College," ^ '" 
authorized by an act approved June 23, 1859, shall be Tilton 
Seminary. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. onpasslige?* 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



192 



Chapters 199, 200. 



CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SALARY OP ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF POLICE COURT 
OF NASHUA, IN CASE OP VACANCY IN OFFICE OP JUSTICE. 



Section 
1. To have salary of justice. 



Section 
2. Takes eifect on passage. 



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



Tohave sal- SECTION 1. During such time as there may be a vacancy in 
ary of justice. ^^ position of justice of the police court of the city of Nashua, 
and while the associate justice shall discharge and perform the 
duties of said position, said city shall pay to said associate 
the salary of said justice as now fixed by law, in lieu of the 
salary as associate justice as now provided for. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 200. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OP CONCORD TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR THE CELEBRATION OP ITS SEMI-CENTENNIAL. 



Section 
1. Appropriation authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Appropriation SECTION 1. The city of Concord is hereby authorized to 

autlionzed. . ,-{ ... .. •'. 

appropriate money tor the celebration of its semi-centennial. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. , 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 201. 103 



CHAPTER 201. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CONCORD 
AUTHORIZING THE ESTABLISHMENT OP PRECINCTS WITHIN SAID CITY, 
FOR THE COLLECTION OF GARBAGE. 

Skction I Suction 

1. Establishment authorized. ' 2. Takes effect when adopted by city. 

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

Section 1. The city councils of the city of Concord are Estabii.sh- 
hereby authorized and empowered to establish by ordinance, i"ed.* '^"*^^°^' 
from time to time, within the limits of said city, such number 
of precincts, as they shall judge necessary, for the public con- 
venience for the purpose of collecting and disposing of the gar- 
bage and refuse matter in said precincts, and to fix the bound- 
aries thereof, and the same to enlarge, modify, define, and alter, 
as the public interests may require ; and within any precinct so 
established, the mayor and aldermen of said city may cause the 
garbage and refuse matter to be collected and disposed of in 
such manner as they may deem necessary or proper for the 
public convenience or for the preservation of the health of the 
inhabitants of said city, and the expense of collecting and dis- 
posing of the garbage and refuse matter in any of such pre- 
cincts shall be defrayed by taxation upon the polls and ratable 
estates situated within said precinct, to be assessed and collected 
in the same way and manner as is now by law provided for 
assessing and collecting taxes within the gas precinct of said 
city. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect when adopted by the Takes effect 

• 1 r -J •, j-r^ 1 * wlien adopted 

City council of said city of Concord. by city. 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



13 



194 Chapter 202. [1903 

CHAPTER 202. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH TO RAISE MONEY AND 
ISSUE BONDS FOR A NEW HIGH SCHOOLHOUSE. 



Section 

1. Loan authorized. 

2. Issue of bonds authorized. 



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



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

Loan author- SECTION 1. The citv of Portsmouth in the countv of Rock- 
ingham is hereby authorized and empowered to borrow, hire 
and raise such a sum of money, not exxeeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, as the city councils shall vote to raise and 
appropriate, for the purpose of erecting and furnishing a build- 
ing for a high schoolhouse, notwithstanding by so doing the 
net debt of the city may be increased to an amount exceeding 
five per cent, of the value of the taxable property in said city 
as appraised for the purpose of assessing the taxes thereon. 
And the sum of money so borrowed, hired, raised and appro- 
priated shall not be reckoned, counted or considered as a part 
of the debt of the city in ascertaining and fixing the net debt of 
said city under the provisions of the "Municipal Bonds Act 
1895" entitled " An act to authorize municipal corporations to 
issue bonds," approved March 19, 1895. 
Issue of bonds Sect. 2. Said city of Portsmouth is hereby authorized and 
empowered to issue and sell the bonds of said city for the sum 
so borrowed, hired, raised and appropriated by the city councils 
as above provided, not to exceed in amount the face or par value 
of one hundred thousand dollars, which bonds shall be issued 
in accordance with the provisions of said "Municipal Bonds 
Act 1895," excepting that section 9 of said act shall not be 
applicable thereto or affect the same. 
Repealing Sect. 3. Section 9 of the act of the legislature approved 

takeseffect March 19, 1895, entitled "An act to authorize municipal cor- 
on passage, porations to issue bonds," so far as it relates to, or affects the 
borrowing, raising and appropriating of the money and the 
issue of the bonds above provided for, and all other acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed and 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



1U03] Chapters 203, 204. 195 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 183 OP SESSION LAWS OF 1897, ENTITLED 
" AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT OF WOLFEBOR- 
OUGH TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRIC PLANT." 

Section i Section 

1. Regulations and manajjement. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 183 of the Laws of 1897 Regulations 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sect. 2. The ment. 
said precinct shall have the power and authority to make regu- 
lations for the use of said electricity and the control and man- 
agement of the plant shall be placed in the hands of three 
commissioners, to be elected annually. 

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

'^ * ^ on passage. 

[Approved February 10, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 204. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE WALPOLE ELECTRIC 
LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Power of eminent domain. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 208 of the Session Power of em- 
Laws of 1899 be amended by striking out the words, " within ^'^^"^ 
one mile of the iron bridge across Cold river in the village of 
Drewsville, which are not at the time of such taking in actual 
use as a water-power on said Cold river within the limits of 
said towns and the limits of said one mile as aforesaid," and 
also the words, " within the one-mile limit aforesaid," and also 
the words, ^'■provided, all rights of eminent domain herebv 
conferred shall terminate in live (5) years after the passage of this 
act," so that said section, when amended, shall read as follows : 
Sect. 4. Said corporation is also authorized to enter upon 
and appropriate any dam sites on Cold river, and its tributaries, 
with sufficient land for the proper and convenient use of such 



\ 



196 



Chapter 205. 



[1903 



Takes effect 
o)i passage. 



dam sites, and to erect, keep, and maintain such dams, build- 
ings, structures, canals, and reservoirs, and to flow such land 
adjoining or adjacent to said Cold river and its tributaries as its 
needs require ; provided^ that if it shall become necessary for 
said corporation to exercise any of the rights of eminent do- 
main hereby conferred upon it, and to take thereby to its uses 
any property of private owners, if said corporation shall not 
agree with such private owners for the damage thereby done 
to them, or the owners of the property so taken are unknown, 
said corporation may apply to the superior court for the county 
of Cheshire to have the same laid out and the damages deter- 
mined, and said court shall refer the same to the county com- 
missioners of said county, who shall appoint a time and place 
of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as is 
now provided by law for the laying out of highways, and said 
commissioners shall lay out the same, determine the damages, 
and report to said court, and said court may issue execution 
accordingly. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 205. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NORTH SHORE WATER COMPANY. 



Section 
1. May contract with towns; towns may 
contract. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



May contrac 
with towns; 
towns may 
contract. 



Section 1. The charter of the North Shore Water Com- 
pany is hereby amended by inserting at the end of section 7 of 
said charter the following: And in flxing by suitable bounda- 
ries said fire precincts, the selectmen of said Rye, and the 
selectmen of said North Hampton may so establish the same as 
not to include therein the village of Rye or the village of North 
Hampton, so that said section 7 when amended shall read as 
follows : Sect. 7. Said corporation may make an}'^ contract 
with said towns of Rye and North Hampton, or with an}- fire 
precinct in 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 an}'- fire precinct therein 
now existing or hereafter organized, is hereby authorized to 



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Chapter 206. 



197 



contract with said corporation for the use of said water, hy- 
drants, 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 lire precinct now existing or hereafter 
organized therein, all of its work, structures, and estate, of 
whatever kind or nature, and said town or fire precinct is 
hereby authorized to purchase or lease the same, and in fixing 
by suitable boundaries said fire precincts, the selectmen of said 
Rye, and the selectmen of said North Hampton may so estab- 
lish the same as not to include therein the village of Rye or the 
village of North Hampton. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 206. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE COLBY ACADEMY, PRO- 
VIDING FOR FILLING VACANCIES AND ELECTION OF MEMBERS. 



Sectiox 
1. Vacancies, how tilled; classification 
and election of members. 



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



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



Section 1. In the case of a vacancv in the membership of yacancies, 

^1 ,• 1 1 .1 • • .1 • -1 • how filled; 

the corporation by death, resignation, or otherwise, the remain- classification 
ing members may fill such vacancy at any meeting, notice ^'^ e ec ion. 
having been given thereof. 

The members of the said corporation shall be divided in three 
classes of eight members each: 

They shall be designated as class one, class two, and class 
three. For the time being, class one shall hold office one 
year, class two shall hold office two years and class three 
shall hold office three years from the date of the annual meet- 
ing of the corporation for 1903. 

At the expiration of the term of office of each class, their 
successors shall be elected respectively for a term of three 
years. 

The corporation may establish by-laws to determine the 
manner of classifying the members, of their election and fixing 
their term of office. At the expiration of the term of class 
one, the remaining members may elect their successors for a 
term of three years ; at the expiration of the term of office of 



198 



Chapter 207. 



[1903 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



class two, the remaining members may elect their successors 
for a term of three years and at the expiration of the term of 
office of class three, the remaining members may elect their 
successors for a term of three years and so forth. 

Sect. 2. Any act or part of any act inconsistent with this 
act is hereby repealed and this act shall take effect from its 
passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 207. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WALPOLE WATER AND SEWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Right of eminent domain. 

4. May construct and purchase sewers. 

5. Assessment of damages. 

6. May contract with town ; town may 

contract. 



Section 

7. Malicious injuries to property; pen- 

alty. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Takes effect on passage; subject to 

repeal. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. Thomas B. Peck, Oliver J. Butterfield, Charles 

purposes. ' C. Davis, Frank A. Spaulding, Nathaniel W. Holland, Henry 
A. Slade, and Copley Amory, all of Walpole in the county of 
Cheshire and State of New Hampshire, their associates, suc- 
cessors and assigns, be and they are hereby made a body pol- 
itic and corporate by name of The Walpole Water and Sewer 
Company, for the purpose of furnishing to the people of Wal- 
pole a supply of pure water for domestic and public purposes, 
for the extinguishment of fires, for manufacturing and all other 
uses and also to furnish the village of Walpole such sewers 
for the public use as may be from time to time required, 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 
from time to time be determined by the corporation, not ex- 
ceeding in the whole the sum of fifty thousand dollars. 

Said corporation may acquire and hold all real estate and 
personal property necessary and convenient for its purposes. 
It may also borrow such sums of money, not exceeding in the 



1903] Chapter 207. 199 

whole one half of the amount of the capital stock then issued, 
as its stockholders may from time to time determine, and secure 
the same by such mortgage or mortgages of its franchise and 
property as they may direct. 

Sect. 3. The said corporation for the purposes aforesaid ,^^|tdomaTn' 
may take and hold by purchase, or may take as for public uses 
any real estate or easement therein, including the waters, or so 
much thereof as may be necessary, of any ponds, springs, 
streams or wells or of any filter galleries or wells that may be 
constructed upon the shore of any pond, or near to any spring 
or stream, and any other water rights in said Walpole, except- 
ing that part of said town which lies northerly of a line drawn 
from the southwest corner of the town of Langdon, near Table 
Rock, so called, on Fall mountain, to the east end of the pres- 
ent stone arch bridge of the Boston & Maine Railroad Com- 
pany across the Connecticut river at Bellows Falls, Vermont, 
and it may establish reasonable rates, rents and dues for the 
use of its privileges, and may collect the same from all indi- 
viduals or corporations served thereby. Also in like manner it 
may take and hold by purchase, or may take as for public uses 
all real estate or rights of way and easements necessary for the 
location, construction and maintenance of all dams, reservoirs, 
conduits, pipes, hydrants, and all necessary appurtenances and 
appliances, for the holding and preserving such waters, and for 
the conveying and distributing the same in any part of Wal- 
pole, except the village of North Walpole. For the distribu- 
tion thereof it may lay its pipes through the land of persons and 
corporations, and along the streets and ways of said town, hav- 
ing first obtained the permission of the selectmen of said town, 
and under such regulations and restrictions as they ma}' pre- 
scribe, and may lay its pipes under or over any railroad, water 
course, or private way, and may cross any sewer or drain 
pipe, in such manner, however, as will not unnecessarily obstruct 
the same. Said corporation may also acquire, by purchase or 
lease from any other corporation such power and water rights 
as it may deem requisite for its purposes. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is also authorized and empovv- Mayconstruct 
ered to construct and maintain a suitable and convenient sewer sewersf*^ '^^^ 
system tor the proper drainage and sewage disposal of the vil- 
lage of Walpole in said Walpole, and may acquire by pur- 
chase or otherwise, the sewer and sewer rights now owned and 
operated by an}' individual in said village. It may acquire by 
purchase or take as for public uses such real estate or ease- 
ments therein in said village as may be necessary for its uses. 
It may lay its pipes through the land of persons and corpora- 
tions, and along the streets and ways of said village, and over and 
across any railroad, water-course or private way and cross any 
drain or sewer pipe, provided the permission of the selectmen 
of said Walpole is first obtained, and no unnecessary damage 



200 



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[1903 



Assessment of 
damages. , 



May contract 
with town ; 
town may 
contract. 



Malicious in- 
juries to prop- 
erty; penalty. 



or obstruction is caused thereby, and in like manner it may put 
in all man-holes traps, hydrants, and other apparatus, fixtures, 
buildings and structures necessary for the proper and conven- 
ient use of the sewer system it is hereby authorized to acquire, 
construct and maintain. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall pay all damages sustained 
by any person or corporation in property, by taking of any land 
or easement therein, water-course or water right, or by the 
erection of any dam, building, or structure or any other thing 
done by it under the authority of this act. In case, however, 
said corporation shall not be able to agree with the owners 
thereof for the damages that may be done by said company or 
the owners shall be unknown, either party may apply to the 
superior court for the county of Cheshire at any trial term 
thereof to have the same laid out and the damages determined, 
and the said court shall refer the same to the county commis- 
sioners of said county, who shall appoint a time and place of 
hearing and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now 
provided by law for the laying out of highways ; and the said 
commissioners shall make report to the court, and said court 
may issue execution therein accordingly ; but if either party 
shall desire it, upon the application to said court, before refer- 
ence to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a trial by 
jury, in such manner and under such regulations as the court 
may prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make any contract with the 
town of Walpole, or the Walpole village district therein, or 
with any persons or corporations, to furnish water, hydrants and 
other means and apparatus for the extinguishment of fires, for 
sewers or for such other purposes as may be deemed necessary 
and said town or village district is hereby authorized to contract 
with said corporation for the use of said water, hydrants, sew- 
ers and other means and apparatus for said purposes, and may 
raise and appropriate money therefor ; and the said corporation 
is hereby authorized and empow'ered to sell or lease for a term 
of years to said town or any fire district or fire precinct now ex- 
isting or hereafter organized therein, all or any part of its fran- 
chise, works, structures or estate of whatever kind or nature, 
and said town and fire district or fire precincts are hereby 
authorized to purchase or lease the same and to borrow upon 
the credit of such town or districts such an amount as may be 
necessary to enable them to do so, upon such terms and times 
as may be deemed expedient. 

Sect. 7. Any person w^ho shall wilfully and maliciously 
corrupt the waters of any of the sources of supply, or reservoirs 
of said company, or shall wilfully injure any power-house, 
dam, reservoir, conduit, pipe, hydrant, sewer or sewer-pipe, 
or other property held, owned or used by said company for the 



1903] Chapter 208. 201 

purposes of this act, shall on conviction of either of said acts, 
be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars or im- 
prisonment not exceeding one year. 

Sect. tS. Any two of the corporators named in this act may First meet- 
call the first meeting of the corporation, by giving or mailing a 
notice in writing to each of said corporators of the time and 
place of meeting, seven days at least before said meeting, and 
at said meeting or any adjourned meeting thereof or at any 
subsequent meeting duly called associates may be admitted, 
directors and all proper officers chosen, the number of shares 
fixed, and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be 
deemed necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and Takes effect 

,, 1 . 1 . . , 1 ..u u on passage; 

the legislature may alter, amend or repeal the same whenever suUiect to re- 
the public good requires. ^^^'' 

[Approved Februar}^ 17, 190o.] 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TOWN OF NEWMARKET AND THE NEWMAR- 
KET WATER-WORKS. 



Sectiox 
1. Town invested with rights of cor- 
poration. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Newmarket in the county of Rock- Town in- 
ingham having taken and being now the holder by purchase of rights of cor- 
all the stock of the Newmarket Water- Works, is hereby in its poi'^^io'^- 
corporate capacity empowered and invested with all the rights, 
powers, privileges, and liabilities prescribed in "An act to incor- 
porate the Newmarket Water-Works," approved March 31, 
1893, in like manner as said town would have been empowered 
and invested had it originally constructed said water-works, 
under and by virtue of said act. And said Water-works corpora- 
tion may convey to said town all its real and other property. 

Sect. 2. This act takes effect upon its passage. Takes effect 

^ ^ " on passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



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Chapters 209, 210. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OP THE SALEM WATER-WORKS 
COMPANY, AND LEGALIZING AND CONFIRMING THE ACTS OF SAID COR- 
PORATION IN RELATION THERETO. 



Section 

1 . C h arter amended . 

2. Corporate acts legalized. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Corporate acts 
legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section G, chapter 253 of the Laws of 
1901, entitled "An act to revive the charter of the Salem 
Water-Works Company," be amended by striking out the 
words : "This charter shall be forfeited 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. 2. That the acts and proceedings of the stockholders 
and board of directors of said corporation, relative to construct- 
ing said water-works, are hereby legalized, and shall be as 
valid in every respect as the}' would have been if said water- 
works had been completed on or before the first day of Septem- 
ber, one thousand nine hundred and one. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take etTect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 210. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OP DOVER TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 
THE HAYES HOSPITAL. 



Section 
1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Exemption 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the city of Dover be and hereby is author- 
ized to exempt from taxation the property of the Hayes Hospi- 
tal in said city, the limit of the same to be fixed by the city 
councils of said city, for a term not exceeding ten years. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters 211, 212. 
CHAPTER 211. 



203 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE SALARY OP THE JUSTICE OF THE POLICE 

COURT OF CONCORD. 



Section 
1. Annual salary to be $1,000. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The salary of the justice of the police court of Annual salary 
said city shall be one thousand dollars per annum to be paid 
by said city in equal monthly payments from the city treasury 
and the salary so received shall be in full for all services ren- 
dered by the justice aforesaid in the discharge of all the duties 
of his office as justice. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 212. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP THE CHARTER OP THE CITY OP CONCORD PRO- 
VIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF OVERSEERS OF THE POOR. 



Section 

1. Election; vacancies, how filled. 

2. Duties of overseers of the poor. 



Section 
3. 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 mayor and aldermen shall, bien- Election; 
nially, at the commencement of each municipal term, elect one how filled. 
or more overseers of the poor and shall assign to each over- 
seer of the poor so elected such part of the city of Concord, in 
which to perform his duties, as it deems advisable. Vacancies 
occurring in said offices shall be filled by a new election by 
said board. A member of the city councils of said Concord, 
either an alderman or a councilman, may be elected to the 
office of overseer of the poor if it seems to said board that the 
best interests of the city would be thereby served. 

Sect. 2. The duties of the overseers of the poor so elected Duties, 
shall be the same as are now incumbent on overseers of the 
poor in towns. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1903.] 



on passage. 



204 Chapter 213. [1903 



CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION, 190-3, 
ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 241 OF THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1893, ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF LACONIA,' " 
AND REPEALING CHAPTER 200 OP THE LAWS OF 1901, ENTITLED 
"an act to AMEND CHAPTER 241 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1893, 
ENTITLED ' AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OP LACONIA.' " 

Section 1 Section 

lto27. Sundry amendments to prior act. I 28. Form of prior act as amended. 

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

amendments SECTION 1. Amend said act as follows: In section 1, of the 
opnorac. Qj-jginal bill strike out of lines 1 and 2 after the figure 1, and 
insert in place thereof the following : Strike out all of sections 
2 and 3 of said chapter 241 of the Laws of 1893, as amended 
by section 1, of chapter 200 of the Laws of 1901, and insert in 
place thereof the following : 

Sect. 2. Strike out the word " seven" in the third line of 
section 1, of the original bill, and insert in place thereof the 
word six. 

Sect. 3. Strike out the figure " 7 " in the sixth line on page 
2 of the original bill. 

Sect. 4. In the twenty-first line on the third page of the 
original bill between the words " through " and " said " insert 
the words, the center of. 

Sect. 5. In the twenty-fourth line on page 3 of the original 
bill after the word " said" and before the word " street," insert 
the word Bowman. 

Sect. 6. In the second line on page 4 of the original bill 
between the words " said " and " street" insert the word acad- 
emy. 

Sect. 7. In the eleventh line on the fourth page of the 
original bill strike out the letter " s" in the word " wards" and 
add after the said word " ward " the words, the territory of said 
ward being the same as that formerly included in ward number 
five under the original charter of said city. 

Sect. 8. Strike out all of lines 12, 13, 14 and 15 on page 4 
of the original bill and insert in place thereof the following : 
Ward No. G, shall include all the territory of ward number six 
as constituted by the original city charter. 

Sect. 9. After the figure " 3" in the sixteenth line on page 
4 of the original bill, strike out the remainder of said sixteenth 
line, and all of lines seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and twenty, 



1903] Chapter 213. 205 

and insert in place thereof the following: Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and T) shall each elect one representative to the general court, 
and Ward 6 shall elect two such representatives, until such time 
as their constitutional rights shall entitle any of said wards to a 
greater or less number. 

Sf.ct. 10. At the beginning of line 21, on the fourth page 
of the original bill before the word " strike " insert the words 
section 2. 

Sect. 11. Between the words "chapter" and "and" in 
line 21 on page 4 of the original bill, insert the following figures 
and words : 241 of the Laws of 1893, as amended by section 2, 
chapter 200 of the Laws of 1901. 

Sect. 12. Before the word " each" in the twenty-third line 
on page 4 of the original bill insert the words section 8. 

Sect. 13. Between the words " wards " and "as "in line 
23 on page 4 of the original insert the figures and word, 1, 2, 3, 

4, and 5. 

Sect. 14. Between the words " check-lists" and " and" in 
line 1, on page 5, of the original bill insert the- words, and 
Ward (), two such supervisors. 

Sect. 15. Strike out the last word "shall" in line 12. on 
page 5 of the original bill, and the w^ords " continue in " in line 
13 on said page and insert in place thereof the words, together 
with three other supervisors to be chosen by the city council 
immediately after the passage of this act, shall hold the. 

Sect. 16. Strike out the figure " 4" in line IG on page 5 of 
the original bill and insert in place thereof the figure 3. 

Sect. 17. Between the words " wards " and " by " in line 
19 on page 5 of the original bill insert as follows: 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and 5. 

Sect. 18. After the last word "years" in line 20 on page 

5, and before the word " and" in line 21 on said page of the 
original bill insert the words, and two councilmen from Ward (5 
to serve for two years. 

Sect. 19. Before the word " council" in line 24 on page 5 
of the original bill insert the word city. 

Sect. 20. Strike out the word " second" in line 24 on page 
5 of the original bill and insert in its place the vvord fourth. 

Sect. 21. Between the words " wards " and " shall " in line 
26 on page 5 of the original bill insert as follows : 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and 5. 

Sect. ^'2. Between the words " years " and " and " in line 
1, on page 6 of the original bill insert the words, and two from 
Ward 6 to serve for the term of two years. 

Sect. 23. Commencincr with the word " thereafter" in line 
1 on page 6 of the original bill strike out the remainder of the 
line and lines 2 and 3 and insert in place thereof the following : 
and at each annual election thereafter one councilman shall be 
chosen by and from the qualified voters of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and 5, and two from Ward 6 to serve for the term of two years. 



206 Chapter 213. [1903 

Sect. 24. Between the words "council" and "immedi- 
atel}'" in line 9 on page 6 of the original bill insert the words, 
by ballot and major vote. 

Sect. 25. Strike out the words " ward meetings "in line 
11 on page G of the original bill and insert in place thereof the 
words, election in said wards. 

Sect. 2(3. Strike out lines 18 to 24 inclusive on page 6 of 
the original bill and insert in place thereof the following : Noth- 
ing in this section relating to the election of ward officers by 
the city council for the annual city election on the second Tues- 
da}' of March 1903, as aforesaid, shall in any way affect the 
election of ward officers by the qualified voters in the several 
wards after the provision provided in this section relating to 
said annual election on the second Tuesday of March 1903 
has been complied with. 

Sect. 27. Strike out lines 5 and 6 on page 7 of the original 
bill and insert in place thereof the following: Sect. 4. Chap- 
ter 200 of the Laws of 1901, is hereby repealed, and this act 
shall take effect on and after its passage. 

Sect. 28. Said act as hereby amended shall read as fol- 
lows : 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND 

THREE. 



AN ACT 

To amend chapter 241 of the Session Laws of 1893, entitled 
"An act to establish the city of Laconia," and repealing 
chapter 200 of the Laws of 1901, entitled " An act to amend 
chapter 241 of the Session Laws of 1893, entitled ' An act to 
establish the city of Laconia.' " 

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

Ward limits SECTION 1. Strike out all of sections 2 and 3 of said chap- 
"^ ■ ter 241 of the Laws of 1893, as amended by section 1, of chap- 

ter 200 of the Laws of 1901, and insert in place thereof the 
following : Sect. 2. The said city of Laconia, is hereby divided 
into six wards, which shall be constituted as follows, viz : 

Ward No.l, shall contain all that territory in said city included 
within, and bounded by the following lines : bounded westerly 
and southwesterly by a line commencing at a point in the cen- 
ter of Main street opposite the center of Lyford street, thence 



1903] Chapter 213. 207 

extending northerly through the center of Main street to a point 
in said street opposite the center of Oak street, thence extend- 
ing westerly through the center of Oak street to the center of 
Pleasant street, thence extending northerly through the center 
of Pleasant street to the westerly side line of Main street at its 
junction with said Pleasant street, north of the Fair Grounds, 
so called, thence in a straight line due west to Lake Winni- 
squam, thence northerly on said lake to the Meredith town 
line ; bounded northerly by the Meredith town line from point 
of intersection on Lake Winnisquam to Lake Winnipesaukee ; 
bounded easterly by the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee and 
the westerly boundary of Wards and 2 extending from said 
last-named point to a point on the westerly line of Ward 2, 
opposite the center of Lyford street at its junction with Messer 
street, and bounded southerly by a line extending from said 
last-named point through the center of Lyford street to the 
point of beginning in the center of Main street opposite the cen- 
ter of Lyford street. 

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 bound- 
ary of VVard 2 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 at the southeasterly corner of Mill Street bridge, 
thence southeasterly by a straight line from said last mentioned 
point to the southwesterly corner of Locust street at its intersec- 
tion with Union avenue, thence easterly along the southerly 
side of said Locust street to Avery street, thence in a line south 
seventy-six (76) degrees east to the line between Laconia and 
the town of Gilford, thence easterly by the said line of Gilford 
extending from the last to the first mentioned bound. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of said city contained 
within the territory described as follows : Commencing at a 
point in the center of Main street on the southerly shore of Win- 
nipesaukee river at the bridge, thence northerly along the east- 
erly shore of said river until it strikes the southerly line of 
Ward No. 1, thence westerly on line of Ward No. 1 to the cen- 
ter of Main street opposite the center of Lytbrd street, thence 
northerly on line of Ward No. 1 to a point in said street oppo- 
site the center of Oak street, thence westerly through the center 
of Oak street to a point in Pleasant street opposite the center of 
Oak street, thence southerly through the center of Pleasant 
street and through the center of Main street from its junction 
with said Pleasant street to the point of beginning. 

Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of said city bounded 
easterl}' by the westerly side of Ward No. 3 a portion of the 
westerly side of Ward No. 1, and by a line continuing from the 
westerly side line of Ward No. 3 in the center of Main street 



208 



Chapter 213. 



[1903 



Representa- 
tives to gen- 
eral court. 



Supervisors. 



on the southerly shore of the Winnipesaukee river southerly- 
through the center of said Main street to a point in said street 
opposite the center of Bowman street ; southerly by a line com- 
mencing at said last mentioned point and extending through the 
center of said Bowman street to the center of Academy street ; 
southeasterly by a line commencing at said last mentioned point 
and extending southwesterly through the center of said Acad- 
emy street and the " Mile Hill " road to the Belmont town line ; 
westerly by said Belmont town line and the shore of Lake Win- 
nisquam and northerly by that part of the southerly line of 
Ward No. 1, extending from Lake Winnisquam to a point on 
the westerly side line of Main street at its junction with Pleas- 
ant street north of the Fair Grounds, so called. 

Ward No. 5 shall include all that part of said city lying south- 
erly, westerly and easterl}' of wards numbers two, three and 
four, not embraced in said wards, the territory of said ward 
being the same as that formerly included in ward number five 
under the original charter of said city. 

Ward No. 6 shall contain all the territory of ward number 
six as constituted by the original city charter. 

Sect. 3. Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 shall each elect one repre- 
sentative to the general court and Ward G shall elect two such 
representatives until such lime as their constitutional rights 
shall entitle any of said wards to a greater or less number. 

Sect. 2. Strike out section 8 of said chapter 241 of the Laws 
of 1893, as amended by section 2, chapter 200 of the Laws of 
1901, and insert in place thereof the following : Sect. 8. Each 
of said Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 as hereby constituted at every 
state biennial election commencing with the biennial election in 
1904 shall choose by ballot and pluralit}' vote one supervisor of 
check-lists, and Ward (5 two such supervisors, and the city 
council shall also on the Wednesday next following the state 
biennial election in 1904, and on the Wednesday next following 
the state biennial election 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 consti- 
tute the board of supervisors of check-lists of all the wards of 
the city, and the member chosen by the city council shall be 
chairman of the board. All vacancies occurring in the board 
shall be filled by the city council. 

The existing board of supervisors as elected at the state 
biennial election in 1902, and the chairman of said board now 
holding said office by vote of the city council subsequent to said 
biennial election, together with three other supervisors to be 
chosen by the city council immediately after the passage of this 
act shall hold the office and constitute the board of supervisors 
of check-lists for said city until their successors are chosen as 
provided in this section and qualified. 



1903] Chapter 213. 209 

Sect. 3. Strike out section 15, of said chapter 241 of the JJ^^^cllo"'®^.' 
Laws of 1S93 as amended by section 3 of chapter 200 of the 
Laws of 1901, and insert in place thereof the following : Sect. 
15. At the annual city election on the second Tuesday of March 
1903, there shall be elected in each of said Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 
and 5, by and from the qualified voters in each of said wards 
one councilman to serve for two years, and two councilmen 
from Ward (I to serve for two years and these councilmen so 
chosen together with the four councilmen from the wards in 
said city as heretofore constituted, whose terms will not have 
expired shall constitute the city council until the organization 
of the city council on the fourth Tuesday of March 1904. 

At the annual city election on the second Tuesday of 
March, 1904, each of said Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, shall by 
and from the qualified voters of each of said wards elect one 
councilman to serve for two years, and two from Ward G to 
serve for the term of two years, and at each annual election 
thereafter, one councilman shall be chosen, by and from the 
qualified voters of Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and two from Ward 
6, to serve for the term of two years. 

All the duties pertaining to the warning and holding of the 
annual city election on the second Tuesday of March, 1903, 
shall be performed by proper ward officers for such purpose, 
qualified voters in the several wards to be elected by the city 
council by ballot and major vote immediately after the passage 
of this act, and all the duties pertaining to the warning, hold- 
ing, conduct and record of said election in said wards in said 
city election shall be performed by the officers so chosen the 
same as if said officers had been elected by the qualified voters 
of said wards. At said city election there shall be elected in 
each of said wards all necessary ward officers, required to be 
elected by the qualified voters in said wards. 

Nothincr in this section relatincr to the election of ward offi- 
cers by the city council for the annual city election on the sec- 
ond Tuesday of March, 1903, as aforesaid shall in any way 
affect the election of ward officers by the qualified voters in the 
several wards atler the provision provided in this section relat- 
ing to said annual election on the said second Tuesday of 
March 1903, has been complied with. 

The term of office of all ward officers except supervisors of 
check-lists and councilmen in the wards as heretofore consti- 
tuted, shall terminate and be of no effect on and after the date 
of the passage of this act. 

Sect. 4. Chapter 200 of the Laws of 1901, is hereby Repealing 
repealed, and this act shall take effect on and after its passage, tikesl^'ifect on 

[Approved February 20, 1903.] p^'^^' 



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Chapters 214, 215. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE WELLS RIVER BRIDGE, 
AND AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD AND MONTREAL RAILROAD TO HOLD 
STOCK THEREIN. 



Section 

1. Authority to hold stock granted. 

2. Construction of toll bridge author- 

ized. 



Section 
3. Capital stock ; establishment of tolls. 
1. Repealing clau.se. 



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



Authority to 
hold stock 
granted. 



Construction 
of toll bridge 
autliorized. 



Capital stock ; 
establishment 
of tolls. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. The Concord «& Montreal Railroad being; the 
owner of all the shares of the Wells River Bridge, incorpo- 
rated in 1803, is hereby authorized to hold, vote on or dispose 
of the same, or any part thereof. 

Sect. 2. Said Wells River Bridge is authorized to construct, 
or reconstruct, a toll bridge, as provided in said act, in con- 
nection with or as part of the structure used by said Concord & 
Montreal Railroad as part of its road over the Connecticut river 
at or near the location of the present structure used for the toll 
and railroad bridge. 

Sect. 3. The directors of said Wells River Bridge may issue 
certificates of stock for the shares of said Wells River Bridge, 
the par value thereof to be one hundred dollars each. And 
authority is hereby granted said corporation, by its directors, to 
establish a toll for the use of said bridge. 

Sect. 4. All acts, or parts of acts, inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 215. 



AN ACT CONFIRMING AND LEGALIZING THE ORGANIZATION AND ACTS OF 
THE BERLIN STREET RAILWAY. 



Acts con- 
firmed and 
legalized. 



Section 
1. Acts confirmed and legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Berlin Street Railway is authorized to own 
maintain and operate a street raihvay over the route now 
owned, used or occupied by it. All the rights, powers and 
franchises, granted to it by its certificate of incorpOaa-tion and 



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211 



extensions thereto, and all of its acts relating to and affecting 
its organization, construction, the location of its tracks and right 
of way, and its issue of stock and bonds are hereby ratified 
confirmed and legalized. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. on passage?* 

[Approved February 24, 1908.] 



CHAPTER 21(3. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LITTLETON, FRANCONIA AND BETHLEHEM 
ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Sec 


TION 


Sec 


1. 


Corporation constituted : purposes. 


8. 


2. 


Capital stock and bonds. 


9. 


3. 


How located in liigliways. 


10. 


4. 


How located elsewhere. 




5. 


Location of tracks. 


11. 


6. 


Selectmen may make certain regula- 
tions. 


12. 


7. 


Rights reserved to towns. 





Company to keep highways in repair. 
Rates for freight and passengers. 
Discontinuance of tratidc at certain 

seasons. 
First meeting. 
Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not huilt in two years. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hotise of Rep?'esentatives in 
General Coiirt convened: 



Section 1. Oscar C. Hatch, William H. Mitchell, Albert Corporation 
S. Batchellor, James W. Remick, Henry F. Green, Charles F. purpSes.*''^ ' 
Eastman, Frank P. Bond, Fred H. English, Frederick G. 
Chutter, James H. Bailey, Elmore Whipple, Wilbur Parker, 
Daniel C. Remich, Irving C. Renfrew, George W. McGregor, 
George A. Edson, William J. Beattie, Edward H. Gould, 
Robert Tuttle, Cortes F. Nutting, George F. Abbott, Irving 
B. x\ndrews, George N. Turner and Frank H. Abbott, their 
associates, successors and assigns, are hereb}' made a body 
corporate by the name of the Littleton, Franconia & Bethle- 
hem Street Railway, with power to construct, maintain and 
operate over and across such lands as may be necessary and in 
such public highways as may be necessary, a railway with con- 
venient single or double tracks, spur tracks, sidings, turnouts and 
switches from some convenient point in the town of Littleton 
through Bethlehem, Lisbon and Franconia, to the Lafayette 
House in Franconia ^roz'/<i^^ that said railway shall not approach 
nearer to Bethlehem village than Edw^ard E. Bishop's house in 
said Bethlehem, except upon the following conditions: Said 
railway corporation may construct, maintain and operate a 
branch railway from some convenient point on its line afore- 
said, to the top of Mt. Agassiz in the town of Bethlehem, and 



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Capital stock 
and bonds. 



How located 
in highways. 



through the village of Bethlehem, to a point near and opposite 
the Maplewood farm buildings in said Bethlehem, provided 
that said town of Bethlehem, at a meeting of its legal voters, 
the warrant for which shall contain a proper article upon the 
subject, shall vote to give its consent to the construction, main- 
tenance and operation of such branch railway, and not other- 
wise ; and may also acquire, purchase, construct and maintain 
suitable buildings, dams, water-powers, water motors, engines, 
electric and other machinery, or electric or steam plants for the 
generation of electricity or other motive power except steam lor 
the operation of said railway, with full power to furnish any of 
said towns, or their citizens, now without electric lighting 
plants, with electric lights, heat or power, and to furnish any of 
said towns, or their citizens, now having electric light plants 
with lights, heat and power, provided said corporation shall 
hereafter acquire such plant or plants by agreement with their 
owners. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed 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, 
including the amount required to provide motive power, to carry 
on the business permitted by this act ; and may secure said 
bonds by mortgage of its property estate and franchises then 
owned and such as may be thereafter acquired by it ; and its 
bonded and other indebtedness shall at no time exceed the 
amount of its capital stock actually paid in. The amount of 
capital stock and bonds to be so issued from time to time shall 
be determined and issued in accordance with the provisions of 
the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of 
a 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 highways 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 restric- 
tions 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. 
Upon petition of any party interested, and after a public hearing 
of all parties, the same may be changed at any time to other parts 
of the same highway or street, by subsequent order of said 
selectmen or their successors in office if in their judgment the 



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public good requires such change; but, if such order is made 
after the construction of said railway on the original location, 
an appeal therefrom by any party interested may be had to the 
board of railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final : 
and the expense of making such change in location shall be 
apportioned by the board of railroad commissioners between 
the railway and the town, as such board may deem just. The 
selectmen of said towns shall assess damages to abutters, sub- 
ject 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 ^^J^\^g*g®*^ 
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. ">. The selectmen of the towns through which said J^j.^^^*g**^" ^^ 
railway shall pass, shall within their respective towns, have 
exclusive and final jurisdiction, subject to the appeal authorized 
by law, to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, and poles for 
said railway, and may order said railway to discontinue tempo- 
rarily the use of any of its tracks in any highway, whenever 
they deem that the convenience and safety of the public require 
such discontinuance for the purpose of laying sewer or water- 
pipes, without incurring any liability therefor ; and from such 
orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. G. The selectmen of the towns through which said ^fay^niake 
railway shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and ^^p^^^ ^^s^^- 
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 the 
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 highwa}' 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 
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 commission- 
ers, who shall upon notice hear the parties and finally determine 
the questions raised by said appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said towns, for any lawful purpose, may take up Rights re- 
and repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter towns, 
highways as authorized by law, without incurring any liability 
therefor to said corporation. 



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Company to 
keep high- 
ways in re- 
pair. 



Rates for 
freight and 
passengers. 



Discontinu- 
ance at cer- 
tain seasons. 



First meetins 



Takes effect 
on passage; 
void as to 
parts not built 
in two years. 



Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the 
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 misconduct of its agents and servants in the construction, 
management or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation shall have power to fix from 
time to time, such rates of compensation for transportation of 
persons and property on said railway, as they may deem rea- 
sonable, and shall be subject to the duties and liabilities, and 
possess all the rights and privileges by law incident to railway 
or railroad corporations so far as the same shall be applicable. 

Sect. 10. The operation of any part of the railway con- 
structed under this charter may be discontinued during the 
months when its operation is seriously interfered with by snow 
and the interests of the stockholders seriously injured. Upon 
this question there shall be a right of appeal to the railroad 
commissioners from the decision of the directors, whose deci- 
sion shall be final. 

Sect. 11. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing b}^ publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but 
shall be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not 
constructed and ready for operation within two years from its 
passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



1003] Chapters 217, 2hS. 215 



CHAPTER 217. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 206 OF THE LAWS OF 
1897, BEING AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BETHLEHEM ELECTRIC 
LIGHT COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Capital stock increased. 1 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 20G of the Laws of 1897 Capital stock 
being an act to incorporate The Bethlehem Electric Light Com- 
pany is amended by striking out the words " fifty thousand " in 
the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the words two hun- 
dred thousand so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall 
consist of such number of shares, of the par value of one hun- 
dred dollars each, as may from time to time be determined upon 
by the directors of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole 
the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, and said stock shall 
be paid for in cash, or property equivalent in value. 

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

^ ^ " on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH CONWAY 
.t MOUNT KEARSARGE RAILROAD, PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1888, AND 
ALL SUBSEQUENT ACTS RELATING TO THE SAME. 

Section i Section 

1. Time for completion extended. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The time for the completion of the North Con- Time for com- 
way & Mount Kearsarge Railroad is hereby extended to the tended.^^' 
first day July, 1900. 

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

A^ r & on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



21G 



Chapters 219, 220. 



[1903 



Charter ex- 
tended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 219. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ODD FELLOWS' 
widows' and orphans' HOME, APPROVED AUGUST 15, 1883. 



Section 
1. Charter extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Said corporation is hereby authorized to hold 
real and personal estate to the amount of $150,000 in addition 
to the amount authorized by its charter. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 220. 



an ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEV/ HAMPSHIRE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. 



Corporation 
constitnted ; 
purposes. 



Property. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Power to hold property. 

3. Rules and by-laws. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes eiit'ect ou passage. 



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

Section 1. That James A. Edgerly, Arthur G. Whitte- 
more, Charles W. Tibbetts, Lucien Thompson, Fred E. 
Quimby, Henry R. Parker and John T. Welch, their asso- 
ciates, successors and assigns, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the New Hampshire Gen- 
ealogical Society, for the purpose of collecting, preserving and 
publishing the genealogical records of the people of New 
Hampshire, including their domestic, civil, literary, religious, 
and political life, and for the establishment of a library and 
museum of genealogy, with all the powers and privileges, 
and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions com- 
mon to corporations of a similar nature, and they may sue and 
be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold, by gift, 
grant, devise, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, real and per- 
sonal estate not exceedincr the value of one hundred thousand 
dollars. 



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217 



Sect. o. Said corporation may adopt such rules and by- }^;^^®f '^"^^ by- 
laws, not repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may deem 
proper. 

Sect. 4. Any three persons named in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of this corporation by publishing a notice in some 
newspaper printed in Concord, one week before the time of 
meeting, or by giving in hand to each of said corporators a 
like notice seven days at least before said meeting. 

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

'^ ^ '^ oil passage. 

[x\pproved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 221, 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN ENFIELD VILLAGE FIRE DISTRICT, 
IN THE TOWN OF ENFIELD. 



Section 

1. Water-works authorized. 

2. Right of eminent domain. 

3. Contracts for water supply author- 

ized. 



Section 

4. Appropriations authorized. 

5. May hold stock in other companies. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The Enfield Village Fire District in the town Waterworks 
of Enfield, is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, 
own, manage, maintain and lease suitable water-works for the 
purpose of introducing into and distributing through said fire 
district an adequate supply of pure w^ater in subterranean pipes, 
for extinguishing fires and for the use of its citizens and for 
other purposes ; and for that purpose may take, purchase, and 
hold in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate and 
any rights therein, including water rights, necessary for carry- 
ing into effect the purposes of this act, and to excavate and dig 
canals and ditches in any street, place, square, passway, high- 
way, common, or other place through which it may be neces- 
sary and proper for building said water-works, and to rela}', 
change and repair the same at pleasure, having due regard for 
the safety of its citizens and security of public travel ; and all 
acts of said fire district towards the accomplishment of any of 
the tbregoing purposes and the organization and all other acts 
of said fire district are hereby fully ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. Said fire district is authorized and empow^ered to ^gntdomaiu^" 
enter upon, take and appropriate any streams, springs, ponds, 
or water rights, and to secure by fence or otherwise such 



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[1903 



Contracts for 
water supply 
authorized. 



Appropria- 
tions author- 
ized. 



streams, springs, ponds, or water rights, and dig ditches and 
canals, make excavations, dams, 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, reser- 
voirs, dams, and water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of 
obtaining, holding, preserving, or conducting such water, and 
to place 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 neces- 
sary to enter upon and appropriate any land or water rights or 
any stream, spring, or pond, for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise 
or lower the level of any stream, spring, or pond, andif said fire 
district shall not agree with the owners thereof or persons injured 
thereby for the damage that may be done by said fire district, 
or such owners shall be unknown, said fire district or said own- 
ers or persons injured may apply to the trial term of the supe- 
rior court for the county in which such stream, spring, pond, 
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 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, he shall be entitled to trial by jury in 
such manner and under such regulations as the court may pre- 
scribe, in the same manner as in appeals from the award of 
damages in the case of laying out highways. 

Sect. 3. Said fire district is authorized to contract 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 fire district may either before or after the 
construction of the same, place them under the direction and 
control of a board of water commissioners, of such number 
and with such powers and duties and elected at such times and 
in such manner, as may from time to time be prescribed by said 
fire district. Said water commissioners shall have full charge 
and control of the construction, management, and maintenance 
of said water-works, and may appoint a superintendent and 
other necessary officers, with such powers and duties and such 
compensation as said commissioners may from time to time 
prescribe. 

Sect. 4. Said fire district is also authorized at any annual 
or special meeting, by a major vote of those present and voting, 
to raise and appropriate, and to borrow or hire such sums of 
money on the credit of the fire district as may from time to 



1003] Chapter 222. 219 

time be deemed advisable for the purpose of defraying the ex- 
pense of purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water 
rights, streams, springs, ponds, and rights as aforesaid, and 
for constructing, maintaining, and operating said water-works, 
and to issue its bonds for the same, payable at such times and 
at such rates of interest and upon such other terms as may be 
thought proper, such bonds to be signed by a majority of the 
fire district commissioners and countersigned by the treasurer 
of said fire district. The purchase of real estate and water 
rights already made by said fire district ; the authority voted 
for the issue of notes or bonds for construction of the said water- 
works ; and the vote of the town of Enfield exempting such 
notes and bonds from taxation are hereby ratified and con- 
firmed ; and all the property of said fire district used in the 
construction and operation of its water-works shall be exempt 
from taxation. 

Sect. 5. Said fire district is also authorized to purchase M.ayii.oki 
and hold shares of the capital stock of any aqueduct company companies/^'' 
in said fire district and may become the owner of any wells, 
springs, aqueduct pipes and connections, and water rights be- 
longing to the same, -provided said fire district and the share- 
holders of any such aqueduct company shall, at legal meetings, 
by major vote, vote in favor of such action. 

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

_ on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 222. 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION AND 
COMPLETION OF THE RAILROAD OF THE MOOSILAUKE RAILROAD COM- 
PANY. 



Section 
1. Time for location, etc., extended. 



Section 
2. Exemption ; act takes effect on pas- 
sage. 



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

Section 1. The time for the location, construction, and Time tor 
completion of the Moosilauke Railroad is hereby extended to ixtended^**^" 
the first day of July 1904. 

Sect. 2. This act shall not be subject to the provisions of Exemption; 
section 5, chapter 14 of the Public Statutes, and shall take effect oli 
effect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



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Chapter 223. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 223. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER, CREAT- 
ING A BOARD OF STREET AND PARK COMMISSIONERS FOR SAID CITY. 



Board cre- 
ated; terms 
of office ; 
vacancies, 
how filled. 



Organization 
and duties. 



Section 

1. Board of commissioners created; 

terms of office; vacancies, how 
filled. 

2. Organization and duties. 

3. To appoint superintendent, etc. 



Section 

4. To furnish annual estimates. 

5. Present superintendent continued. 

6. Compensation of commissioners, etc. 

7. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Ho^tse of Representatives in 
General Co7irt convened: 

Section 1. A board of street and park commissioners for 
the city of Dover, is hereby established as follows : Upon the 
passage of this act the board of mayor and aldermen of said 
city shall elect three citizens of said city to be members of said 
board, the first of whom shall serve six years, the second, four 
years, and the third two 3'ears ; and thereafter in the month of 
February, biennially, beginning in February 1905, said board 
of mayor and aldermen of said city, shall elect one citizen of 
said city to be a member of said board of street and park com- 
missioners, to hold the office during the term of six years from 
the first day of March following, and until his successor is 
elected and qualified, unless sooner removed. If a vacancy 
occurs, the board of mayor and aldermen of said city shall elect 
some person to fill said vacancy for the residue of the term ; 
and said board of mayor and aldermen may remove any mem- 
ber of said board of street and park commissioners so elected, 
at any time, for cause, or when the public good may require ; 
provided, however, that no member of said board shall be 
removed except upon the affirmative vote of two thirds of all 
the members of said board of ma3'or and aldermen, voting by 
yea and nay. The members of said board of street and park 
commissioners shall be elected only from nominees duly sub- 
mitted by the mayor of said city of Dover. At no time shall 
more than two of said board of street and park commissioners 
so elected by the board of mayor and aldermen, be members of 
the same political party. The. mayor and city civil engineer 
shall be, e.x officio, members of said board of street and park 
commissioners, with all the rights and privileges of their associ- 
ates on said board. Said board shall be furnished by the said 
city, with a suitable office. 

Sect. 2. In the month of March, annually, said board 
shall organize by the choice of one of its members as chairman, 
and shall also choose a clerk, who may be one of said commis- 
sioners. Said board of street and park commissioners shall 
have full charge, management, and control of the building. 



1908] Chapter 223? 221 

constructing, repairing, and maintaining of all the streets, high- 
ways, lanes, alleys, sidewalks, and public sewers and drains, 
and of the public parks and commons, in said city of Dover, 
and shall have the expenditure of all appropriations which the 
city councils of said city shall from 3'ear to year vote for such 
purposes ; and all bills for expenditures from the appropriations 
voted from year to year by the city councils for such purposes, 
shall be approved by said board before the same are paid by the 
city treasurer. 

Sect. 3. Said board of street and park commissioners shall, jf^,e^'fn°tend 
upon entering upon the duties of their office, appoint a super- ent, etc. 
intendent of streets, and so many assistant surveyors of high- 
ways as may be necessary, who shall hold office during the 
pleasure of the board ; they shall also appoint such other subor- 
dinate officers and agents to carry out the provisions of this act 
as they shall deem expedient, and fix their compensation ; they 
may remove any of said officers and agents at pleasure, and 
make such rules and regulations for their own government, and 
for the conduct of the superintendent of streets, assistant sur- 
veyors of highways, and all other subordinate officers and 
agents, and for the control and management of horses, wagons, 
tools, buildings, and other property, provided for performing 
any of the aforesaid works, as they shall deem expedient. 

Sect. 4. Said board of street and park commissioners To furnish 
shall, annually in the month of January, send to the joint stand- esthiaates. 
ing committee on finance of the city councils, an estimate of the 
appropriations required for the maintenance of the public parks 
and commons for the ensuing year, and for the building, con- 
structing, repairing and maintaining of the streets, highways, 
lanes, alleys, sidevv^alks, public sewers and drains of said city 
for the ensuing year, and in no case shall the expenditures tor 
any given year exceed the available resources of the depart- 
ment represented by the appropriations specifically provided by 
the city councils, and the available income. And they shall 
make a detailed report to the city councils of the doings of said 
board for the year ending December 31st, of each year. 

Sect. 5. The commission appointed under this act shall Present super- 
continue in office the present superintendent of streets for said continued, 
city of Dover, until December 31st, 1903, the term for which he 
was elected. 

Sect. 6. The said board of street and park commissioners Compensation 
shall be paid for all their services the sum of five hundred dol- siouers?etc. 
lars per annum, to be divided as said board may determine ; the 
superintendent of streets shall receive in full for all the duties 
appertaining to his office, the sum of one thousand dollars per 
annum ; the city civil engineer, when professionally employed 
by the said board, shall receive for his services a sum not to 
exceed five dollars per day. All the above salaries to be paid 
monthly, from the resources of the department. 



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[1903 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed so far as the city of Dover is concerned ; 
and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 224. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE LISBON VILLAGE DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Limits; may adopt act. 

2. Special precinct meeting. 

3. Powers of precinct. 

4. Officers and duties. 

5. Additional powers. 

G. Chief engineer and assistants. 

7. Highway and sewer taxes. 

8. Taxes, how voted and collected. 



Section 
9. Borrowing money. 

10. Bond of treasurer. 

11. Reports of commissioners ; audit of 

accounts. 

12. Fiscal year ; annual meeting. 

13. Check-list. 

14. Precinct a corporation. 

15. Takes effect when ; repealing clause. 



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



Limits; may 
adopt act. 



Special pre- 
cinct meet- 
ing. 



Powers of 
precinct.' 



Officers and 
duties. 



Section 1. The Lisbon Village district shall comprise the 
Lisbon Village precinct established under laws heretofore in 
force and may adopt the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 2. The 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 district, in the same manner as 
town meetings may be called by a justice of the peace. 

Sect. 3. The said district 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 side- 
walks and main drains or co-mmon sewers, and the appointing 
and employing of watchmen and police officers, and the said 
district 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 necessary for the accomplishment of its purposes. 

Sect. 4. The legal voters of said district, at each annual 
meeting, shall elect by ballot a moderator, a clerk, a treasurer, 
an auditor, and three commissioners, all of whom shall be resi- 
dents of the district. 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 offices for one year and until their successors 



1908] Chapter 224. 223 

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 
commissioner shall be elected to serve for one year, one for two 
years, and one for three years, and thereafter at each annual 
meeting one commissioner shall be elected to serve for a term 
of three years. The moderator, clerk, treasurer, and commis- 
sioners shall severally qualify, and possess the same powers 
and perform the same duties in respect to the district's meetings 
and business affairs that the moderator, clerk, treasurer, and 
selectmen of towns respectively possess and perform in respect 
to like matters in towns. The commissioners shall fill vacan- 
cies in the offices of clerk and treasurer and in their own board 
in the sarnie manner as selectmen are required to fill vacancies 
in corresponding town offices. 

Sect. 5. The commissioners shall have, within the district, Additional 

11 1 /- 1 1 • • 1 1 1 powers. 

all the powers conferred by existmg law upon the mayor and 
aldermen of cities respecting highways, sidewalks, and sewers; 
all the powers of cit}' councils to regulate the use of public 
highways, 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 licens- 
ing of lines, of wire, poles, and other structures of telegraph, 
telephone, electric light, and electric power companies, as pre- 
scribed in chapter 81 of the Public Statutes, and respecting the 
granting of permits 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 pre- 
scribed in chapter 115 of the Public Statutes, and of city coun- 
cils as prescribed by section 10, sub-section 8, chapter 50 of the 
Public Statutes; and all the powers of health officers of towns 
as prescribed in chapter 108 of the Public Statutes, and of city 
councils as prescribed in section 10, sub-section 13, chapter 50 
of the Public Statutes. The commissioners shall control and 
direct the expenditure of all moneys raised under authority of 
the district and by the town for expenditure in the district. 
They shall have sole authority to appoint a highway surveyor 
in said district, and in default of such appointment shall them- 
selves perform the duties of that office. The surveyor or com- 
missioners performing the duties of highway surveyor in the 
district shall give bond to the town to account for all money 
coming into their hands and for the proper care and custody of 
the property of the town or district which may come into their 
custody or control, and shall be deemed officers of the town. 
Nothing in this act shall be construed to impose any distinct or 
special liability upon the district respecting highways which is 
not by law^ imposed on any other highway district in said town. 



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[1903 



Chief en- 
gineer and 
assistants. 



Highway and 
sewer taxes. 



Taxes, how 
voted and 
collected. 



Borrowing 
money. 



Sect. 6. The commissioners may, if they think proper, 
appoint a chief engineer and two assistant engineers, who shall 
perform at fires the duties now devolving upon fire wards, or 
fire engineers. The clerk of the district shall forthwith, after 
any election of firewards or engineers, report their names and 
post-office addresses to the town clerk. 

Sect. 7. The district at its annual meeting shall determine 
what amount of money in addition to the highway taxes to be 
levied by the authority of the town shall be raised in the dis- 
trict, and what amount shall be raised for sewers. All taxes 
for sidewalks, highways, and sewers in the district shall be 
raised in money, whether by the authority of the town or dis- 
trict ; provided, that nothing in this act shall be construed to 
derogate from the powers and duties of the town and select- 
men to provide for ordinary and extraordinary repairs of 
bridges, culverts, highways, and embankments, and for the 
construction of new highways that may be laid out in the town. 

vSect. 8. The said district may vote to raise money at any 
legal meeting, in addition to the amount raised by the town, 
for expenditure in the district tor an\^ lawful purposes, includ- 
ing the making and repairing of highways, sidewalks, and 
sewers in the district, to purchase materials, tools, and appara- 
tus, to purchase and lease land and buildings, to erect suitable 
buildings for the use of the district, but the land purchased for 
the district buildings and storage of its property shall not 
exceed one half-acre. All votes to raise money by taxation 
shall be certified by the clerk of the district 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 
district. 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 district for the pa3'ment of all 
accounts and claims against the district allowed by them, and 
take proper vouchers therefor. All highway and sewerage 
taxes levied in the district shall be collected in money by the 
collector of other taxes in town, and, in the first instance, paid 
into the town 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 district commissioners. 

Sect. 9. The commissioners, upon authority given them by 
vote of the district at any annual meeting or special meeting 
called for that purpose, may borrow money upon the credit of 
the district, to be used only for the purposes of the district, 
upon such time of credit, at such rate of interest, and to such 
an amount, as may by vote of the district be specially author- 
ized. 



1903] Chapter 224. 225 

Sect. 10. The district treasurer shall within six days after freasu^ej. 
his election or appointment, and before entering upon the duties 
of his office, give bond to the district with sufficient sureties to 
the acceptance of the district or the commissioners for the faith- 
ful performance of his official duty, in form like that of county 
officers, and in default thereof the office shall be vacant. 

Sect. 11. The district commissioners shall annually pre- Reports of 
pare and submit in printed pamphlets a detailed account of all ers"™vKiito"f 
their transactions, their receipts and expenditures, with itemized accounts, 
statements of the prices paid for labor and material, to whom, 
for whom, and for what all such payments have been made, a 
statement of the indebtedness of the district, if any exists, and 
of all outstanding bills due or claimed to be due against the dis- 
trict at the close of the tiscal year. Such accounts shall be 
audited by the district 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 
commissioners or of the surveyor of the district. 

Sect. 12. The fiscal year for the district shall end on the Fiscal year; 
15th day of February. The annual meeting shall be holden in fng!'^'^ ^^^ ' 
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 failure 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 Check-list, 
commissioners of the district, the}'' shall prepare, post, and cor- 
rect a check-list of the legal voters of the district for use at an}'- 
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 
officers, or otherwise, as a check-list may be used in town 
meetings. 

Sect. 14. The village district of Lisbon is declared to be a Precinct.a 
municipal corporation within the meaning of the " Municipal '^''^p^'''^ ^*^"' 
Bonds Act, 1895," and to have the power and authority vested 
in municipal corporations by the said act. 

Sect. 15. This act shall take efl'ect upon its adoption by Takes effect 
said district, except that if it shall be adopted at any special higl^lans^e!^'^^' 
meeting, the terms of office of all persons then holding district 
offices in said district 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 district. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



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226 Chapter 225. [1903 



CHAPTER 225. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BERLIN. 



Section 

1. Salary of mayor. 

2. Salary of city clerk. 

3. Compensation of city officers. 



Section 
4. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
when ; popular vote on separate 
questions. 



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

mayor ^* SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 12 of said charter by striking 

out the word " two " in the twelfth line and inserting in the 
place thereof the word four, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 12. The mayor of said city 
shall be chosen annually, and shall have a negativ^e upon all 
the acts of the council to which his veto power would extend 
had the city government herein constituted provided for a board 
of aldermen, and such veto power shall extend to individual 
items of appropriations. He shall preside in all meetings of 
the city council, but shall have no vote except in case of an 
equal division. In his absence, the council may elect one of 
their number chairman, who shall have all the powers and per- 
form all the duties of mayor during his absence or disability, 
or during a vacancy in said office from any cause. The mayor 
shall receive for his services an annual salary of four hundred 
dollars, payable semi-annually, which shall be in full for all 
services of every kind rendered by him in said office. 

Salary of city Sect. 2. Amend section 13 of said charter by striking out 
the word " two" in the fourth line and inserting in the place 
thereof the word four, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : Sect. 13. The mayor and council shall 
annually, on the last Monday of March, meet for the purpose 
of taking their respective oaths, and shall elect a city clerk, 
who shall be clerk of the city council and have a salary of four 
hundred dollars per annum. 

of^city offi-^°" Sect. 3. Amend section 14 of said charter by striking out 

cers. the words " seventy-five" in the third line and inserting in the 

place thereof the words, one hundred and twenty-five. Further 
amend said section by adding after the words " per annum " in 
the fourth line, said assessors shall, in addition to said one hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars each, be allowed the sum of one 
hundred dollars per annum for clerk hire. Further amend said 
section by striking out the word " fifty " in the seventh line and 
inserting in the place thereof the words, one hundred and fifty. 
Further amend said section by adding after the first paragraph. 
Said councilmen shall receive a fee of two dollars each for 
actual attendance at regular monthly meetings ; and in addition 



1903] Chapter 225. 227 

thereto an annual salary of twenty dollars shall be paid to each 
member of the committee of roads and bridges and the com- 
mittee of accounts and claims. P'urther amend said section by 
insertinc after the word "removed" in the second line of the 
second paragraph the words, for cause, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 14. Said council shall 
also, within one week of said annual meeting, appoint a board 
of three assessors, one from each ward, who shall receive for 
their services one hundred and twenty-five dollars each per 
annum ; said assessors shall, in addition to said one hundred 
and twenty-tive dollars each, be allowed the sum of not exceed- 
ing one hundred dollars per annum for clerk hire ; and said 
council shall also, within thirty da3's of said annual meeting, 
appoint a board of health of not more than three persons, a city 
treasurer, who shall also serve as treasurer of the board of edu- 
cation and receive as compensation one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars per annum, a city auditor, a collector of taxes, a city solic- 
itor, a city marshal and police officers, a highway commis- 
sioner, a chief engineer and assistant engineers of the fire 
department; and may create such other governmental depart- 
ments and elect or appoint such other officers or agents as are 
necessary for the good government of the city, not otherwise 
provided for. Said council shall receive a fee of two dollars 
each for actual attendance at regular monthly meetings, and in 
addition thereto an annual salary of twenty dollars shall be paid 
to each member of the committee of roads and bridges and the 
committee of accounts and claims. 

The term of such officers shall be for one year, and until 
their successors are elected and qualified, unless sooner removed 
for cause, but all officers and agents shall be subject to removal 
by the city council. The compensation of officers and agents 
whose salary is not fixed shall be only such as may be fixed by 
the city council. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this Repeaiiugr 
act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on the takes^'ffTct 
30th day of March, 1903. Provided, kozucver, that the voters Svoieor' 
of said city of Berlin shall, at their next annual meeting, adopt tf^^J^*® *^^®®' 
the same by majority vote. Provided, also, that only such of 
its provisions as are so ratified shall go into effect. 

A separate vote shall be taken and recorded upon each of 
the foregoing sections and all independent provisions thereof, 
and for that purpose the following list of questions shall be 
inserted in the warrant of the said annual meeting and printed 
in full upon the official ballot to be used for the election of offi- 
cers at said meeting, viz : 

1. Shall your mayor receive for his services an annual salary 
of four hundred dollars, instead of two hundred dollars, as here- 
tofore ? 



228 



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[1903 



2. Shall your city clerk receive for his services an annual 
salary of four hundred dollars, instead of two hundred dollars, 
as heretofore? 

3. Shall your three assessors receive for their services one 
hundred and twenty-five dollars each per annum, instead of 
seventy-five dollars each per annum, as heretofore? 

4. Shall your assessors be hereafter allowed the sum of one 
hundred dollars for clerk hire? 

5. Shall your city treasurer receive an annual salary of one 
hundred and fifty dollars, instead of fifty dollars, as heretofore? 

6. Shall each one of your councilmen be paid a fee of two 
dollars for their actual attendance at the regular monthly meet- 
ings? 

7. Shall the members of the committee on roads and bridges 
of your city council, and those of the committee on accounts 
and claims receive hereafter an annual salary of twenty dollars 
each? 

8. Shall your city officers be removed hereafter for cause 
only ? 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 226. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF LANCASTER TO EXEMPT CER- 
TAIN PROPERTY FROM TAXATION, AND TO RATIFY ITS DOINGS IN 
THE SAME. 



Section 
1. Exemption ratified and autliorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Exemption 
ratified and 
authorized, 



Takes effect 
on pass age. 



Section 1. That the town of Lancaster be, and hereby is, 
authorized to hereafter exempt from taxation the interest of the 
North Star Masonic Corporation in the real estate and other 
property now owned in common by said town and said corpo- 
ration, until said Masonic corporation shall have freed its said 
interest therein from mortgage debt, not exceeding in all ten 
years after the passage hereof ; and all acts heretofore done by 
said town by its officers, committees or agents, and all votes of 
said town heretofore passed, pertaining to such exemption, are 
hereby ratified, confirmed and legalized. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



I 



1903] 



Chapter 227 



229 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF LANCASTER TO ACQUIRE PROP- 
ERTY FOR THE PROTECTION OP ITS WATER SUPPLY. 



Section 

1. Acquisition of property authorized. 

2. Issue of bonds. 



Section 

3. Power of eminent domain. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That the town of Lancaster and the Lancaster Acquisition of 
Fire Precinct, or either of the same, be and hereby are author- thomel.*^^' 
ized to acquire by purchase or condemnation all or any of the 
lands constituting the watershed at, around and above the 
source of its present domestic w^ater supply, known as the Gar- 
land Brook watershed, or so much thereof as said town or pre- 
cinct may by vote from time to time determine to acquire. 

Sect. 2. Said town and precinct or either of them may issue issue of 
bonds in such denominations and upon such terms as the select- 
men of said town and the commissioners of said precinct, or 
either of said boards acting for its own municipality alone, may 
determine ; and such bonds shall be signed by said selectmen 
and said commissioners, and countersigned by the treasurer of 
said town and of said precinct, or by either of said boards and 
its respective treasurer acting for either of said municipalities 
alone. 

Sect. 3. If said municipalities, or either of them, through Povver^of emi- 
their selectmen or commissioners, shall be unable to agree upon 
the value of any of said lands with the owners thereof, or if 
they shall be unable for any reason to acquire title to any of 
the same by purchase, they may proceed under power of emi- 
nent domain to appropriate the same to such public use in like 
manner as lands taken for highways laid out by selectmen are 
taken, as now provided by law. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



nent domain. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



230 



Chapters 228, 229. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 228. 



Election le- 
galized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE BIENNIAL ELECTION OP THE TOWN OF 
EFFINGHAM, HELD NOVEMBER 4, 1902. 



Section 
1. Election legalized. 



I Section 

I 2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene7'al Court convened: 

Section 1. That the acts of the town of Effingham at the 
biennial election held Tuesday, November 4th, 1902, be, and 
the same are hereby declared legal, and all elections made at 
said meeting are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 229. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HUDSON TO CONSTRUCT WATER- 
WORKS AND ESTABLISH AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT. 



Section 



Water-works authorized. 
May purchase or take certain prop- 
erty ; assessment of damages. 
May furnish electric light and power. 
Board of commissioners authorized. 



Section 

5. Compensation of commissioners ; or- 

ganization and duties. 

6. Funds to defray expense. 

7. Takes effect when. 



Water-works 
authorized. 



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

Section 1. The town of Hudson is hereby authorized to 
construct, maintain and manage works for supplying said town 
with water for extinguishing fires and for other uses for which 
water may be required and for that purpose may purchase, 
take and hold all real estate required therefor and may erect 
and maintain such dams, reservoirs, buildings and other struc- 
tures as may be necessary therefor, and may dig trenches and 
break up ground in highways, streets and other public places, 
and lay and maintain pipes for conducting water therein, and 
relay and change the same from time to time, having due 
regard in the prosecution of said work to the safety and conve- 
nience of the public travel. Said town is also hereby author- 
ized and empowered to purchase of the corporation known as 



1908] Chapter 229. 231 

the Hudson, N. H., Water-works Company all the real estate, 
water-rights, darns, reservoirs and other structures, steam en- 
gines, tbrce pumps, pipes, and other fixtures of said corporation 
and constituting their water-works, at a price to be agreed upon 
or determined by the parties. The said estate, rights, and 
property, so purchased or taken, shall be vested in said town, 
and be held and managed as a part of the water-works of the 
town, in the same manner and to the same extent as if the same 
had been originally constructed under the authority of this act. 

Sect. 2. It shall be lawful for the said corporation, known May purchase 
as the Hudson, N. H., Water-works Company, to sell and con- tain property ; 
vey, and for the said town to purchase and take a conveyance damages" 
of the real estate, rights, and property aforesaid of said corpo- 
ration and of all their corporate franchises, powers and privi- 
leges under their charter, so far as the same are necessary to 
be conveyed for the use and enjoyment by the town under such 
conveyance of the estate, rights and property aforesaid, to the 
same extent and in the same manner as the same may be used 
and enjoyed by said corporation under its charter ; but if the 
same cannot be purchased by the town upon reasonable terms, 
then it shall be lawful for said town to take and hold said 
estate, rights, property, franchises, powers and privileges for 
the purposes of this act and so far as may be necessary for said 
purposes, in manner following ; that is to say, — the said town 
shall apply, by petition, to any two justices of the superior 
court for the appointment of a committee of three competent and 
disinterested persons to assess the damages to said corporation 
for the estate, rights and property so taken, and the said justices, 
upon notice to and a hearing of the parties, shall appoint such 
committee and certify under their hands said appointment to 
each of said committee, designating therein the person to act as 
chairman. The said committee upon reasonable notice to the 
parties, shall make examination of the estate, rights and prop- 
erty aforesaid, and hear the parties, and if, in the opinion of 
the committee, any of the estate, rights and property aforesaid 
are necessary to be taken by said town for the purposes of this 
act, they shall estimate and assess the damages to said corpo- 
ration for taking the same, and as soon as may be make report 
and award of said assessment under their hands, or the hands 
of a majority of them to the said justices. They shall set forth 
in said report with reasonable certainty, a description by metes 
and bounds or other particular description of the estate, rights 
and property for taking which the damages are assessed, and 
shall determine and set forth in said report the time or times 
for the payment of said damages and the security to be given 
for such payment. The said justices on notice to and a hear- 
ing of the parties may accept said report or for cause reject or 
recommit the same, and if recommitted, they shall certify to the 
committee the grounds or causes for recommitment; and a 



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[1903 



May furnish 
electric light 
and power. 



Board of com- 
missioners 
authorized. 



further hearing may be had before the committee, upon due 
notice to the parties, for the purpose of removing, if it may be, 
said grounds or causes. If the report is accepted by said jus- 
tices, whether without or upon recommitment it shall be filed in 
the office of the town clerk of said town, with the certificate of 
said justices thereon that it is accepted by them ; and upon pay- 
ment or tender by the town to said corporation of the damages 
so assessed or of the securities for the payrrient thereof agree- 
ably to said report, the said estate, rights and property so 
described in said report, and for taking which said damages 
are assessed, shall vest in and be held b\^ said town. 

Sect. 3. The said town of Hudson is hereby further empow- 
ered and authorized for the purpose of lighting its streets and 
public buildings and the furnishing of electric power to estab- 
lish and maintain an electric plant and for the purpose afore- 
said 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 efiect 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 exca- 
vate and dig ditches in any highway, place, square, pass-way 
or common, 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. 

Sect. 4. For the more convenient management of said 
water-works and said electric plant, the said town may place 
the construction, management, control, and direction thereof in 
a board of water and lighting commissioners, to consist of three 
citizens of the town, said commissioners 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 j'-ears 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 annual meeting, or at any special 
meeting duly called for that purpose, and their successors shall 
be elected at each annual meeting thereafter ; provided, hoiv- 
evc7-, 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 ; -provided^ also, that the 
term of service of the commissioners first elected shall be desig- 
nated at the time of their election. Said commissioners mav 



1903] Chapter 229. 233 

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 author- 
ize and instruct the selectmen to make the appointment. 

Sect. 5. The compensation of such commissioners shall be Compensa- 
fixed by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful dis- nii.ssiqner.s;' 
charge of their duties. They shall annually organize by choos- an*d'duties?° 
ing one of their number as chairman of their board, and another 
member as clerk of their board, who shall keep a proper record 
of their doings. Said board shall appoint a superintendent of 
the plant, and such other officers and agents as they may deem 
necessary ; and they shall 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 certify that fact to the selectmen of the town, who 
shall till such vacancy temporarily by appointing a citizen of 
said town in writing, which appointment shall be tiled with the 
town clerk and recorded by him on the records of the town ; 
and the person so appointed shall hold the office until the next 
annual town 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 time other town officers 
report, of the condition of said water-works and lighting plant 
financially and otherwise, showing the income from said water- 
works and lighting plant, the funds belonging to their depart- 
ments, the expenses of maintenance the cost of works and 
plant, and operating expenses, and such other facts and infor- 
mation as the town should have, which report shall be published 
each year in the annual report of said town. 

Sect. 6. The said town is authorized to levy taxes to defray Funds to de- 

, ^ . , , IT- T • fr^y expense, 

the expense oi said works, and to hire money not exceeding in 

the whole sum of fifty thousand dollars, and to issue therefor 
the notes, bonds or other obligations of the town payable at 
such times and on such interest as the town at an3'' legal meet- 
ing may determine ; and such notes, bonds or other obligations 
shall be valid and binding on the town. 

Sect. 7. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the Takes effect 
voters of said town at the next town election, that the same may 
be legally submitted, and if accepted by a majority of those 
voting thereon at such election it shall thereupon take full effect. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



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Chapters 230, 231. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 230. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE BIENNIAL ELECTION OP THE TOWN OF CONWAY, 
HELD NOVEMBER 4, 1902. 



Section 
1. Election legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Election 
legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the biennial election of the town of Con- 
way, held Tuesday November 4th, 1902, be and the same is 
hereby declared legal, and that all acts done and all elections 
made at said meeting are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 231. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND CONFIRM THE SELECTMEN'S WARRANT FOR, 
AND THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS THEREUNDER AT, THE BIENNIAL 
ELECTION AND MEETING IN THE TOWN OF COLUMBIA, HELD IN SAID 
TOWN ON THE FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER A. D. 1902. 



Section 
1. Warrant and election legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ref>resentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Warrant and 

election 

legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the selectmen's warrant for, and the votes 
and proceedings thereunder at, the biennial election and meet- 
ing in the town of Columbia, held in said town on the fourth 
day of November A. D. 1902, are hereby legalized and con- 
firmed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efl^ect on its passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 232, 233. 235 

CHAPTER 232. 

an act to legalize town meetings in dorchester for the years 
1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, and 1900. 

Section I Section 

1. Warrants and elections legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the selectmen's warrant for the calling of ^yarrants and 
the town meetings of the town of Dorchester for the years 1896, gaiized. 
1897, 1898, 1899 and 1900 and all acts and proceedings of 
the voters at said meetings and the selectmen, tax collector and 
all other town officers elected at said meetings and all their 
acts in assessing, levying and collecting the taxes at tax sales 
for said years are hereby legalized and made valid. 

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

^ -t^ =• on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 233. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND CONFIRM THE WARRANT FOR, AND THE VOTES 
AND PROCEEDINGS AT, THE BIENNIAL ELECTION AND MEETING IN 
STRATHAM, HELD THE FOURTH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1902. 

Section I Section 

1. Warrant and election legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the selectmen's warrant for, and the votes Warrant and 
and proceedings thereunder at, the biennial election and meet- fzed.^^° ^^^ " 
ing in the town of Stratham, held in said town on the fourth 
day of November, 1902, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



236 



Chapters 234, 235. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 234. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT OF THE LEGISLATURE OP 1842, ENTITLED 
" AN ACT TO ANNEX RICHARD PICKERING OF NEWINGTON TO SCHOOL 
DISTRICT NO. 1, IN PORTSMOUTH," APPROVED JUNE 22, 1842. 



Section 
1. Former act repealed. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
when. 



Former act re- 
pealed. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
when. 



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

Section 1. The act of the legislature of 1842 entitled 
"An act to annex Richard Pickering of Newington to school 
district No. 1 in Portsmouth " approved June 22, 1842 is 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed. And this act shall take effect and be 
in force on, from and after the first day of March next. 

[Approved February 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 235. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL THE CHARTER OF THE MASSABESIC HORSE RAILROAD 

COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Former act repealed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene^ral Court convened: 

Former act re- SECTION 1. The act to incorporate the Massabesic Horse 
pealed. Railroad Company approved September 28 1887 is hereby 

repealed. 

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



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



ic,03] Chapters 236, 237. 237 

CHAPTER 23(). 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OP AN ACT OP JUNE, 1814, INCORPORAT- 
ING THE CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY IN DURHAM. 

1. Charter amenaea. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Sfction 1 That section 1 of an act of June, 1814, mcor- amended, 
porating the Congregational Society in Durham, be amended 
by striking out the words " not exceeding seven thousand dol- 

lars." • Takes effect 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 237. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OP "THE WOMAN'S AUXILIARY TO THE 
CITY MISSIONARY SOCIETY OP MANCHESTER." 

I Section 
Section I Takes effect on passage. 

1. Name changed. 

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



Section 1. The name of " The Woman's Auxiliary to the Na.ne^^ 
City Missionary Society of Manchester " be, and is changed to, 
-istrict Nursing Association of the Citv of Manchester. ^ . ^ 

Sect. 2. This act shall take ef 

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



City Missionary i^ocieiy ui ivxaii^.i^o.-. 7-'" , ,_ ° 
District Nursing Association of the City of Manchester. ^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

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



238 



Chapters 238, 239. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 2555, LAWS OF 1861, 
ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ALPHA DELTA PHI 
SOCIETY." 



Section 
1. Charter amended. 



Section 
3. [2.] Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Repi'esentatives in 
Genej-al Cozirt convened: 



Charter 
amended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 2, chapter 2555, Laws of 1861, be 
amended by striking out the words " five thousand dollars" and 
inserting in place thereof the words, twenty thousand dollars, 
so that said section as amended shall read : Sect. 2. Said 
corporation may take and hold real and personal estate at Han- 
over, in this state, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars, and the same may sell, convey, and otherwise dispose 
of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. [2.] This act shall take effect upon its passage, 

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 239. 



AN ACT TO REVIVE, RENEW, AND AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE KNIGHTS 
OF PYTHIAS BUILDING ASSOCIATION OF MANCHESTER. 



Section 
1. Charter revived and amended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge^ieral Court convened : 



Charter 
revived and 
amended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the act entitled "An act to incorporate 
the Knights of Pythias Building Association of Manchester," 
passed at the session of 1895, and approved March 29th, 1895, 
is hereby revived, renewed and re-enacted with the following 
amendment : Amend said act by striking out the whole of sec- 
tion 8, and inserting instead thereof the following : Sect. 8. 
Any three persons named in this act may call the first meeting 
of the corporation after the passage of this act by notice by mail 
to each grantee now living, at least one week before the day of 
meeting. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters 240, 241. 



239 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OP MANCHESTER TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
TOWARD THE ARMORY RENT OF CAMP DERWIN NO. 184 SPANISH AMER- 
ICAN WAR VETERANS. 



Section 
1. Appropriation ratified and author- 
ized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The city of Manchester is hereby authorized Appropriation 

• T , 1 J J V ratified and 

to appropriate a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars annu- authorized, 
ally for the purpose of paying the same annually toward the 
armory rent of Camp Derwin No. 184, Spanish American War 
Veterans. And the action of the city councils of said Manches- 
ter in appropriating in the year 1902 one hundred dollars for 
said purpose is hereby ratified. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 241. 



AN ACT TO EQUALIZE SCHOOL PRIVILEGES IN THE TOWN OF LITTLETON. 



Section 

1. Consolidation of districts. 

2. Disposition of property; assumption 

of liability. 



Section 

3. Disposition of records. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town school district of Littleton is hereby Consoiida- 

ixT- iiT- -•iT'1 tion of 

annexed to the Union school district ot said Eittleton. districts. 

Sect. 2. All of the schoolhouses, sites, appliances, appa- Disposition of 
ratus, books, supplies, and other property belonging to said assumption 
town district shall be vested in said Union district upon the pas- of liability. 
sage of this act, and shall be delivered by the school board of 
said town district to the board of education of said Union dis- 
trict. And all debts and obligations of said town district shall 
be assumed by said Union district. 

Sect. 3. The school board, clerk, and treasurer of said ^/records" 
town district shall forthwith deposit all records of said district 
with the town clerk of Littleton for preservation. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. onplls®a*|l?* 

[Approved Februar}^ 25, 1903.] 



240 



Chapter 242. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 242. 

AN ACT TO UNITE THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS OP THE TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD. 



Section 

1. Consolidation of districts. 

2. Disposition of property; assumption 

of liability. 

3. Annual meeting, how warned. 



Section 

4. Present officers to hold over. 

5. Disposition of records. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Consolida- 
tion of 
districts. 



Disposition 
of property; 
assumption 
of liability. 



Annual 
meeting, 
how warned. 



Present 
officers to 
hold over. 



Disposition 
of records. 



Takes eli'ect 
on passage. 



Section 1. School district No. 1 in the town of RolHnsford 
and the town school district of said town of RolHnsford are 
hereby united to form the school district of the town of Rollins- 
ford. 

Sect. 2. All of the schoolhouses, sites, appliances, appa- 
ratus, books, supplies, and other property belonging to either 
of said districts shall become the property of the town school 
district thus formed, and shall be delivered by the school boards 
of the respective districts to the town school board chosen as 
hereinafter provided. And all debts or obligations of either of 
said districts shall be assumed by the town school district. 

Sect. 3. The selectmen of the town of RolHnsford shall 
warn the inhabitants of the town school district formed by this 
act, of the annual school district meeting for 1903, by posting a 
warrant as required by law, for the transaction of all district 
business and the election of all district officers. The school 
board chosen at such meeting shall be chosen, one member for 
one year, one member for two years, and one member for three 
years. 

Sect. 4. The officers of said district No. 1 and the present 
town district shall hold office until their successors shall be 
elected and qualified in accordance with section 3 of this act. 

Sect. b. The records of the school boards, the clerks, and 
the treasurers of both of said districts shall be deposited with 
the town clerk of the town of RolHnsford for preservation. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efiect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 243, 244. 241 



CHAPTER 243. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONNECTICUT RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY 
TO ACQUIRE STOCK OF THE VERMONT VALLEY RAILROAD. 

Section I Section 

1. Authority granted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The Connecticut River Railroad Company is Authority 
hereby authorized to acquire, by purchase or exchange, and to "•"^"t^id. 
hold the shares of the capital stock, or any part thereof, of the 
Vermont Valley Railroad, a corporation duly organized under 
the laws of the State of Vermont, and, subject to the approval 
of the board of railroad commissioners, to issue in payment 
or exxhange therefor its own common capital stock : provided^ 
hozvever, that it shall not for the purpose aforesaid issue any 
greater amount of its own stock at par than the amount at par 
of capital stock so acquired. 

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

r I => on passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME OF THE CHARTER OP THE KEENE, MARLOW 
AND NEWPORT ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Time for building extended. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Keene, Time for 
Marlow and Newport Electric Railway Company, in which to tended.^ ^^" 
build its road, approved March 21, 1901 chapter 261 Laws 
of 1901, is hereby extended to March 21, 1905. 

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

^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



242 Chapter 245, 246. [1903 



CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHAETER OF BROWN'S LUMBER COMPANY, OP 
WHITEFIELD, APPROVED JULY 1, 1874. 

Section l. Charter amended. 

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

Charter SECTION 1. Amend scction 3 of said charter by striking 

amended. . . r r^ ■■ ^ r-^ r "^ ,-, ^ ^ 

out the words " in tlie counties or Coos and (jraiton where 
said words appear in said section, so that said section as 
amended shall read : Sect. 3. The business of said corpora- 
tion shall be the purchase and sale of land and the manufac- 
ture of lumber, and to this end the capital stock may be invested 
and employed in lands, mills, improvements, means of trans- 
portation, and such other property as may be essential to the 
proper management of said business. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE HEDDING CAMPMEETING ASSOCIATION TO FUND 

ITS INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 

2. How secured. 



Section 

3. Annual assessment. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Issue of bonds SECTION 1. Said association is hereby authorized, for the 
purpose of funding its present indebtedness, to issue bonds of 
the association for a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars, 
payable at such time, bearing such rate of interest and in such 
denominations as the trustees of the association may determine. 

How secured. Sect. 2. The payment of the bonds hereby provided for, 
shall be secured by mortgage upon all the real estate of the 
association, to be made to Stephen D. Wentworth of Rochester, 
New Hampshire, and his successors in office, in trust, for the 
holders of said bonds. Said mortgage, and said bonds to- 
gether with the coupons, if any, thereto attached shall be 
signed by the president of the board of trustees and the treas- 
urer, for and in behalf of the association. 



lUOo] Chapter 247. 243 

Sect. 8. By vote of a majority of said trustees, said asso- Jient.*^'^^''^^^' 
ciation may raise money for the payment of said bonds by 
levying an equitable annual assessment upon the members of 
the association, the aggregate amount of such assessment not 
to exceed the sum of tifteen hundred dollars, in any one year. 

Sect. 4. This act takes eftect upon its passage'. onSige':* 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 247. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT APPROVED MARCH 26, 1895, ENTI- 
TLED " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT INCORPORATING THE NEW- 
MARKET MANUFACTURING COMPANY, APPROVED JUNE 12, 1823, AND 
AN ACT IN AMENDMENT THEREOF, APPROVED JULY 7, 1881." 

Section I Section 

1. Reduction of capital stock. I 2. Takes effect ou passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 253 of the Laws of Reduction of 
New Hampshire, approved March 'l'^:), 1895, be amended jjy ^^^p^*'^ « ^^ 
striking out the words, " not more than fifty per cent." and 
by inserting instead thereof the words, so that said capital 
stock as thus reduced shall not be less than eight}^ thousand 
dollars ; also by striking out the words " vote of not less than 
three fifths " and by inserting instead thereof the words, a 
majority vote, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: The Newmarket Manufacturing Company, in order 
to make the par value of the shares in the capital stock now 
outstanding conform to their actual and market value, may, at 
any legal meeting of the stockholders called for that purpose, 
reduce the par value of said shares now outstanding and thereby 
reduce said capital stock, so that said capital stock as thus 
reduced shall not be less than eighty thousand dollars, by a 
majority vote of the capital stock of said company represented 
at said meeting. Said company, at any legal meeting of the 
stockholders called tor the purpose, may by like vote also in- 
crease the number of shares, and thereby diminish the par 
value thereof, but the par value of its shares shall not be fixed 
below one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. onpalss^^e^* 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



244 



Chapters 248, 249. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 248. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FEOM TAXATION REAL ESTATE RESERVATIONS OF 
THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB. 



Section 
1. Certain property exempted. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Certain prop- 
erty ex- 
empted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Real estate now held by the Appalachian 
Mountain Club, which is used and developed as reservations 
open to the public under the reasonable regulations of the said 
club, and from which it shall receive no income or profit, ap- 
propriated otherwise than for maintenance, shall be exempt 
from taxation. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 249. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NASHUA AND HOLLIS ELECTRIC RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes 

and powers. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid oiit elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 

11. Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Takes effect on passage ; void as to 

parts not built in two years. 



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



Corporation 
constituted 
purposes 
powers. 



Section 1. That Edward Hardy, Silas M. Spalding, 
aiui Charles B. Richardson, Joseph Gates, Charles M. Stratton, 
Henry G. Cameron, Elbridge J. Farley, Charles A. Colburn, 
George B. Cleasby, Homer Roby, George A. Ladd, Charles 
E. Hardy, Willis E. Hardy, George S. Hazard and Marcellus 
J. Powers, all of Hollis, in the county of Hillsborough and state 
of New Hampshire, their associates, successors and assigns, 
are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the Nashua 



1903] Chapter 249. 245 

and Hollis Electric Railway Company, with power to construct, 
maintain and use a railroad with convenient single or double 
track, with necessary and convenient sidings, turnouts, switches 
and side-tracks, from a point at the Nashua Street Railway on 
Amherst street in Nashua, N. H., where Broad street inter- 
sects said Amherst street ; thence westerly on Broad street, and 
the Main road from Nashua to Hollis to a point near the Con- 
gregational church in Hollis Center ; thence westerly to Main 
street ; thence southerly along Main street to the first road turn- 
ing to the right south of the present homestead of Jefferson 
Farley ; thence southwesterly following said last mentioned 
road past the house of Samuel A. Worcester to a point where 
said road crosses the state line, said roads being situate in the 
city of Nashua and town of Hollis, in the county of Hillsbor- 
ough and state of New Hampshire : And to erect and main- 
tain in and upon said highways or bridges and such public and 
private land as may be necessary, poles, wires, and all neces- 
sary appliances to operate said railroad by electricity or by any 
other motive power except steam. Said corporation may also 
construct and maintain suitable buildings, dams, water motors, 
engines, electric and other machinery and apparatus for the 
operation of said railroad, and are hereby authorized to furnish 
power, and light, and to sell the same, to make contracts per- 
taining thereto, and to collect tolls therefor. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not Capital stock, 
exceed one 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 may be necessary to construct and equip said 
railwa}^ 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 
v\dth the provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion How laid out 
of a public highway or street shall be located thereon b}' the 
selectmen of the town or the board of mayor and aldermen of 
the city 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 railway 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 condi- 
tions as they ma}^ deem the interests of the public require ; and 



246 Chapter 249. [1903 

the location thus granted shall be deemed to be the true loca- 
tion 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 
original location, an appeal therefrom by any party interested 
maybe had to the board of railroad commissioners, whose deci- 
sion shall be final ; and the expense of making such change of 
location shall be apportioned by the board of railroad commis- 
sioners 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, sub- 
ject to the right of appeal, in the same manner as now provided 
by law in the laying out of highways. 

How laid out 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 railwa}' 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. 

Location of Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns and the board of 

tracks. mayor and aldermen of cities through which said railway shall 

pass shall, within their respective towns or cities, have exclu- 
sive and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turn- 
outs, and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to 
discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any high- 
way, whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of 
the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be no 
appeal. 

Selectmen Sect. 6. The boards of mayor and aldermen of cities and 

may maKe -J .in 

certain regu- the selectmen of the towns through which said railway shall 

I fit 1 OTIS 

pass, respectively, may designate the quality and kind of mate- 
rial to be used in the construction of said railway within their 
said towns or cities, 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 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 re- 
spective towns or cities. 
re^*^dto Sect. 7. Said towns and cities, for any lawful purpose, may 

towns. 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. 



1903] Chapter 249. 247 



Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to ^^^^^■'J]J^ 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- jy^^j^;^ ^" '■^■ 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the re- 
spective 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 careless- 
ness, negligence, or misconduct of its agents and servants in 
the construction, management, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 1). Said railway corporation shall be subject to all ^^\^|^^|^[^^ 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 10. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of in- Bonds not to 

, , , , , . ^, . , ^ , .1 1)6 sold at less 

debtedness, payable at periods of more than twelve months than par. 
from the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said com- 
pany for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the 
face value thereof. 

Sect. 11. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of Restrictions 
indebtedness at anytime issued by said company shall be issued bonds, etc. 
and sold to ^wna fide purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- First meeting. 
ing by publication, or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of the meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall S^l^allf 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- void as to ' 

r . ^. , . r -x parts not 

structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas- Wilt in two 
sage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



248 



Chapter 250. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 250. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OP THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HEALTH AND 
ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY, AND TO FURTHER DEFINE ITS POW- 
ERS AND PRIVILEGES. 



Section 


Sec 


TION 


1. 


Name changed. 


8. 


Reports to commissioner. 


2. 


Powers of corporation. 


9. 


Access to books. 


3. 


Deposit of securities. 


10. 


Withdrawal of securities. 


4. 


Securities not to be alienated. 


11. 


Fees to be paid. 


5. 


Indorsement of policies. 


12. 


Proceedings if company unsafe 


6. 


No obligation on part of state. 


13. 


Repealing clause. 


7. 


Policies, how charged against com- 
pany. 


14. 


Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re^i'esentatives in 
General Cou7't convened: 



Name 
changed. 



Powers of 
corporation. 



Deposit of 
securities. 



Securities not 
to be alien- 
ated. 



Indorsement 
of policies by 
commissioner. 



Section 1. The name of the New Hampshire Health and 
Accident Insurance Company is hereby changed to State Se- 
curity Life and Accident Company, hereinafter called the 
company. 

Sect. 2. It may issue policies of insurance upon the lives 
or health of persons, or of indemnity for injury, disability or 
death by travel or general accident, and any form of insurance 
appertaining thereto, but shall engage in no other line of insur- 
ance. Except as in this act otherwise provided, it shall exer- 
cise the powers and privileges and be governed b}' the restric- 
tions of the act of February 27, lilOl, incorporating said 
company. 

Sect. 3. It shall deposit securities of the kind authorized 
b}^ law for the investment of savings-bank funds with the state 
treasurer (who shall issue his receipt for same) for the common 
benefit of all the holders of its life policies. Such securities 
shall be held in trust for the purposes and objects specified in 
this act. 

Sect. 4. Such securities shall not be alienated from the 
purposes of such trust, nor transferred except by the state treas- 
urer under his seal of office, upon the written application, under 
its corporate seal, of the company or of a receiver thereof, in 
compliance with the laws of the state relating to such trans- 
fers. 

Sect. 5. The company shall deliver to the insurance com- 
missioner the policies engraved or printed and written and dul}' 
signed. On their receipt the commissioner shall cause to be 
stamped upon the face or filing page thereof the words. The 
reserve on this policy is secured by pledge of stocks, bonds or 
securities, with the seal of the insurance department, and the 
policy shall be returned to the company. 



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Sect. G. The state shall not be deemed to have incurred ^g^u'^efty'' 
any obligation to pay the policies so issued, beyond the proper state, 
application of the securities so deposited towards their liquida- 
tion, as in this act provided. 

Sect. 7. The company shall be charged by the insurance Policies, how 
commissioner upon the delivery of such policies with the agamst^ com- 
amounts of the net present value thereof valued by the actua- P'^'^- 
ries' table (such table to be furnished by the company) of mor- 
tality with four per cent, interest according to the amount and 
number of premiums paid annually, semi-annually or quarterly 
thereon and the terms thereof, but in no case shall the amount 
of such value exceed in the aggregate the value of securities 
deposited under the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 8. The company shall annually on July 1st or within Reports to 

• ^ J xi £^ "1 X xi • *'•'.. J commis- 

sixty days thereafter report to the insurance commissioner under sioner. 
the oath of its president and secretary the exact condition of its 
life policies and of the premium account thereof, and shall de- 
posit with the state treasurer additional and similar securities 
to an amount equal to any increase in value of the policies here- 
tofore issued and which shall remain in force, valued by the 
same rule as upon the issue thereof. The securities thus from 
time to time deposited, or so large an amount thereof as may be 
necessary to equal at all times the net value of all outstanding 
life policies of the company, shall be held by the state treasurer 
in trust, as hereinbefore provided, until the obligation of the 
company, under such life policies, shall, to the satisfaction of 
the insurance commissioner, be fully liquidated, cancelled and 
annulled. 

Sect. i). The insurance commissioner of the state, and any ^^^^^^^ 
person duly authorized by the company, shall, at all times, in 
the usual office hours, have access to the books and other docu- 
ments in the state treasurer's office relating to the deposit 
made and policies issued under the provisions of this act, 
and to such securities as may be necessary for the examination 
thereof. 

Sect. 10. The company may at any time withdraw any Withdrawal 

c •.• u xi \. 4. ^ I 'ux of securities. 

excess ot securities above the net present value hereinbefore 
specified, upon satisfying the insurance commissioner by written 
proof to be filed in the department that such excess exists, and 
shall be allowed to receive the interest on all securities depos- 
ited and to exchange such securities at any time by substitut- 
ing others of equal value. 

Sect. 11. The company shall pay to the insurance depart- Fees to be 
ment a fee of one dollar for each policy so stamped and coun- ^^^^ 
tersigned. Such fees, less such amount as may be required for the 
clerical work necessary for executing the provisions of this act, 
not exceeding five hundred dollars per annum, shall be cov- 
ered into the state treasury. 



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[1903 



Proceedings 
if company 
unsafe. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes eifect 
on passage. 



Sect. 12. If at any time the affairs of the company, in the 
opinion of the insurance commissioner, appear to be in such a 
condition as to render the issuing of additional policies by it 
injurious to the public interests he shall report the fact to the 
attorney-general, who shall bring such action or institute such 
proceedings as may be authorized by law to be taken against 
an insolvent insurance corporation. If in any such action or 
proceedings it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court that 
the assets and tunds of the company are not sufficient to justify 
its further continuance of the business authorized by the provi- 
sions of this act, it shall enjoin and restrain the company from 
the further transaction of its business and appoint a receiver of 
its assets and credits, who, upon tiling his bond to the people 
of the state in an amount and with sureties approved by the 
court, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties, 
shall take possession of all such assets and credits, including 
the securities deposited with the state treasurer. The company 
shall not be considered insolvent and no receiver shall be ap- 
pointed if it has actual funds invested of a net cash value equal 
to its outstanding liabilities, and a sufficient reserve on policies 
and claims not matured, calculated according to the actuaries 
table of mortality with interest at four and one-half per cent. : 
but if its premium reserve fund, calculated according to the 
actuaries' table of mortality with interest at four per cent, is 
shown to be impaired it shall not issue new policies until such 
impairment is made good, and the certificate of the insurance 
commissioner is issued to it to that effect. The capital stock 
shall not be considered as a liability in making the computa- 
tions provided by this section. 

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

Sect. 14. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



11)08] Chapter 251. 251 

CHAPTER 251. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 202 OP THE LAWS OP 1889, ENTI- 
TLED " AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN THE TOWN OP WOLPE- 
BOROUGH," AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 191 OP THE LAWS OP 1891. 



Section 
1. Board of water commissioners cre- 
ated. 



Sfx'tion 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 202 of the Laws of Board of 

Wtttjpr com- 

1889 as amended by chapter 191 of the Laws of 1891 is hereby missioners 
amended by striking out all of said section after the word 
" proper" in the fifth line, and inserting instead thereof words 
as follows : and the said town shall place said water-works 
under the direction and control of a board of three water com- 
missioners who may appoint and employ all necessary officers, 
agents and servants ; and the selectmen of said town are hereby 
authorized and empowered to appoint such board of commis- 
sioners with such powers and duties as may be from time to 
time prescribed by said town. So that, as amended, said section 
shall read : Said town is authorized and empowered to contract 
with individuals and corporations for supplying them with 
water, and to make such contracts and establish such regula- 
tions and tolls for the use of water, as may from time to time be 
deemed proper ; and the said town shall place said water-works 
under the direction and control of a board of three water com- 
missioners who may appoint and employ all necessary officers, 
agents and servants ; and the selectmen of said town are hereby 
authorized and empowered to appoint such board of commis- 
sioners with such powers and duties as may from time to time 
be prescribed by said town. 

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

^ ^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1903.] 



252 



Chapters 252, 253. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT TO ANNEX A CERTAIN ISLAND IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, NOW 
OWNED AND OCCUPIED BY GEORGE W. SHERWELL, BEING ONE OF THE 
GROUP OF ISLANDS KNOWN AS THE " AUNT DOLLY " ISLANDS, TO THE 
TOWN OF MEREDITH. 



Section 
1. Island annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Island 
annexed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the island now owned and occupied by 
George W. Sherwell, of Laconia, New Hampshire, situated in 
Lake Winnipesaukee, southwest of Bear island, and near the 
same, being one of a group of islands known as the "Aunt 
Dolly" islands, each of which is without a name of its own, be 
and the same is hereby annexed to the town of Meredith, for the 
purpose of taxation. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 253. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF PETERBOROUGH TO EXEMPT FROM 
TAXATION THE IMPROVEMENTS OR NEW BUILDINGS TO BE ERECTED ON 
THE " TARBELL BLOCK LOT." 



Section 
1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Exemption 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the town of Peterborough be and hereby 
is authorized to exempt from local taxation the improvements 
or new buildings to be erected on the " Tarbell Block Lot," on 
the corner of Main and Grove streets in said town, for a term 
not exceeding ten years, the limit of the same to be fixed by a 
vote of the said town at its next annual town meeting. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter 254. 



253 



CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HAMPSTEAD AND HAVERHILL STREET RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY. 



Section 



1. 



Corporation constituted ; purposes 
and powers. 

Capital stock. 

How laid out in highways. 

How laid out elsewhere. 

Location of tracks. 

Selectmen may make certain regula- 
tions. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Suhject to general law. 

10. Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 

11. Restriction on sale of bonds, etc. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built in two years. 



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



Section 1. That Isaac Randall, James W. Sanborn, Arthur corporation 
M. Emerson, George R. Bennette, George Palmer, William A. purposes In'd 
Emerson of Hampstead, Orrin Randlett of Lowell, Mass., po^^^rs. 
George A. Sawyer, Eugene E. Sawyer, Herbert N. Sawyer, 
George P. Dow, Herman Noyes of Atkinson, Edson E. Pease- 
lee, Charles W. Cass, and John W. Sleeper of Plaistow their 
associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of Hampstead and Haverhill Street Rail- 
way Company, with power to construct, maintain and operate 
a railway with convenient branches, connections, sidings, poles, 
wires, turnouts and switches from some convenient point in the 
town of Hampstead in the northerly corner thereof and at the 
Derry and Hampstead town line, thence in and through the 
town of Hampstead, passing between Wash pond and Island 
pond, and through the town of Atkinson, to Atkinson depot, 
thence in and through the town of Plaistow, to some convenient 
point on the state line, and near the stone post marking the 
boundary line between the states of Massachusetts and New 
Hampshire, and following the most direct and feasible course 
between the said termini, 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 maintain suit- 
able 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 seventy-five thousand ($75,000) 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 



254 Chapter 254. [1903 

for the operation thereof ; and its bonded and other indebted- 
ness shall at no time exceed the amount of its capital stock actu- 
ally 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. 

in*highways* Sect. 8. All parts of said railway occupying any portion 
of a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the 
selectmen of the towns in which said portions of highways or 
streets may be. The selectmen of the respective towns, upon 
petition of the directors of said railway 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 respective towns, 
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 sub- 
sequent order of said selectmen, or their successors in office, if 
in their judgment the public good requires such change ; but if 
such order is made after the construction of said railway on the 
original location, an appeal therefrom by any party interested 
may be had to the board of railroad commissioners, whose deci- 
sion shall be final ; and the expense of making such change of 
location shall be apportioned by the board of railroad commis- 
sioners between the railway and the town, as such board may 
deem iust. The selectmen of the 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. 

How laid out 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 lia- 
bilities contained in said chapter. 

Location of Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said 

railway shall pass, shall, wLthin their respective towns, have 
exclusive and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, 
turnouts, and poles for said railway, and may order said rail- 
way 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 incur- 
ring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 



tracks. 



1903] Chapter 254. 255 

Sect. (>. The selectmen of the respective towns through fjfj|y'^i^Ja|g 
which said railway shall pass, may designate the quality and certain regu- 
kind of material to be used in the construction of said railway 
within their said town, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion of said railway occupying the public highways in their 
town, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operating said rail- 
way, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, and 
turnouts within any highway in their town. 

Sect. 7. Said town, for any lawful purpose, may take up Rights re- 
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 Company to 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- wa-ysin^re- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surv^eyor of highways, in the ^'" ' 
town, 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 em- 
ploy may sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or 
misconduct of its agents and servants in the construction, man- 
agement, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all Subject to 
the provisions of the general laws, exxept as modified by the °*^"®^'^ '^^" 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 10. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of be "ofd ^at fess 
indebtedness, payable at periods of more than twelve months than par. 
from the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said com- 
pany for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than 
the face value thereof. 

Sect. 11. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of Restrictious 
indebtedness at any time issued by said company shall be issued bonis? etc. 
and sold to dona fide purchasers in such manner and subject 
to such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of 
the railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first First meeting. 
meeting by publication, or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of the meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall Takes eifect 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- void'asto^" 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its fn two years.' '^ 
passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



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Chapter 255. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OP LITTLETON TO ESTABLISH AND 
ACQUIRE A WATER AND ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT. 



Section 

1. Water-works aud electric plant au- 

thorized. 

2. Right of eminent domain. 

3. Assessment of damages. 

4. Contracts for water supply author- 

ized ; board of commissioners cre- 
ated ; terms of office ; purchase or 
lease of property avithorized. 



Section 

7. [5.] Expense, how defrayed. 

8. [6.] Contracts aud obligations of town 

valid. 

9. [7.] May take or purchase certain 

property. 

10. [8. j If town does not adopt act, powers 

to revert. 

11. [9.] Repealing clause; act takes effect 

on passage. 



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



Water-works 
and electric 
plant aiithor- 
ized. 



Right of emi- 
nent domain. 



Section 1. The town of Littleton is authorized and empow- 
ered to construct, own, maintain, manage or lease suitable 
water-works and light apparatus, for the purpose of introducing 
into and distributing through said town an adequate supply of 
water for the extinguishment of fires, for the use of its inhabit- 
ants and for other purposes ; also for lighting the streets and 
buildings in said town or village district, by electricity, and for 
such purposes may erect and maintain poles and extend wires 
in the streets and highways in said town or village district ; and 
for the same purposes may take, purchase and hold, in fee sim- 
ple, or otherwise, any real or personal estate and any rights 
therein necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this act, 
and to excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, high- 
way, or other place through which it may be deemed neces- 
sary and proper for building said water-works, to relay and 
repair the same at pleasure, having due regard for the safety 
of persons and property and the security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter 
upon, take and appropriate any stream, spring or pond, in the 
towns of Littleton, Lisbon, Lyman, Bethlehem, Franconia, 
Carroll, Whitefield or Dalton, not belonging to any aqueduct 
or water-works company to secure the same by fence, or other- 
wise, and dig ditches and canals, make excavations, build 
dams and reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or 
enclosure in said towns, which may be necessary for said aque- 
duct to pass, or said excavations, dams, reservoirs, or water- 
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, 
operating or repairing the same. They are also authorized 



1903] Chapter 255. 257 

and empowered to take and appropriate any land that may be 
necessary to protect any water supply that they may establish 
or acquire. 

Sect. 8. In case the town or district shall not be able to Assessment of 

. , , r • 1 1 r 1 flamages. 

agree with the owner oi any property, or right taken for the 

purposes of this act, for the damages to be paid therefor, or in 
case the owner is unknown, either party may apply to the supe- 
rior court for the county in which said property or right is sit- 
uated, to have the same laid out and damages determined ; 
and the court shall refer the same to three disinterested ref- 
erees, to be selected and appointed by the judge of said court 
for that purpose, and said board of referees shall, as soon as 
may be thereafter, fix a time for hearing said parties and their 
witnesses and report their findings to the superior court, which 
shall issue its decree thereon, provided however, that if either 
party shall be dissatisfied with the award of said referees and 
shall at the first term after the coming in of the report file a 
notice to that effect and elect to have a trial by jury, such trial 
shall be had in the same manner as is provided upon the re- 
turn of the assessment of damages by county commissioners in 
the laying of highways. Provided, however, that entry upon 
and taking of property, rights and estate, laid out and taken 
for the purpose of this act, shall not be postponed by reason of 
any failure of the parties to agree upon the compensation to be 
paid or by reason of proceedings being instituted by either 
party for the assessment of damages as provided in this act, by 
the said town or district, as the case may be, but said municipal 
corporation may enter upon, take and occupy such property, 
rights and estate by filing a bond to the satisfaction of the supe- 
rior court or the clerk thereof conditioned on the payment of 
all damages that may be afterwards agreed upon or allowed in 
any case. 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized and empowered to Contracts au- 
contract with individuals and corporations for supplying them board of 'com- 
with water, lights or power, and to make such contracts and to creftedfterms 
establish such regulations for the use of water and lights as mav ch-is^or 'lease 
from time to time be deemed proper ; and for the more con- of property 

tiuthorizG(i 

venient and efficient management of said water and light works, 
the said town or district shall place them under a board of com- 
missioners consisting of three persons, to be appointed by the 
selectmen of the town, if the town shall assume and exercise 
the powers herein given, or the commissioners of Littleton vil- 
lage district or said district shall assume the same, not more 
than two of the said commissioners to be of the same political 
party ; -provided, hozvever, that of those first appointed, the term 
of one shall expire in one year, one in two years, and one in 
three years, and thereafter the commissioners shall be appointed 
for three years ; provided, further , that the commissioners shall 



258 Chapter 255. [1903 

annually organize their board by choosing one of their number 
to act as president and another to act as secretary for the ensu- 
ing year, and the secretary shall thereupon furnish to the clerk 
of the town, or the village district a certificate showing such or- 
ganization, and the clerk shall record such certificate in the 
records of the town or village district. Any vacancy occurring 
in said board of commissioners shall be filled by the selectmen 
or village commissioners for the unexpired term. Said com- 
missioners shall have full charge and control of the construc- 
tion, management and maintenance of said light and water- 
works and the fixing of rates and the making of contracts for 
water and light, and may appoint a superintendent and a treas- 
urer, who shall furnish a good and sufficient bond to the town 
or district, to secure the laithful performance of his duties, and 
other necessary officers, with such powers and duties as they 
may from time to time prescribe for them. 

Said town is authorized, at any annual or special meeting, by 
a major vote of those present and voting, to construct, own, 
maintain, manage or lease water-works and an electric lighting 
plant, as herein provided ; also to acquire, by purchase, the 
Crystal Springs Water Company of Bethlehem, N. H., its fran- 
chise and property, and to borrow or hire such sums of money, 
on the credit of the town or village district, as may from time 
to time be deemed necessary or advisable, for the purpose of 
defraying the expense of acquiring, constructing, maintaining 
and operating said water and electric light works, or said Crys- 
tal Springs Water Company, and to issue negotiable notes or 
bonds of the district therefor payable at such time or times and 
upon such terms and rates of interest as they may think proper. 
Expense, how Sect. 7. [5.] Said town is hereby authorized to raise by 
defrayed. taxation, and pa^"^ in each year the interest of the notes and 
bonds so issued, and such part of the principal as the said town 
may determine, or to create a sinking fund to meet the bonds 
as they become due. 
Contracts, Sect. 8. [6.] All contracts and obligations may be made 

etc., valid. ^^^ assumed by said town, for the purpose of acquiring any in- 
terest in any real estate or other property or rights, for the pur- 
poses and uses of the light and water-works authorized by this 
act, or for the purposes of adjusting any damages occasioned 
thereby, shall be valid and binding according to the terms 
thereof. 
Maytakeor Sect. 9. [7.] Said town is hereby authorized to take or pur- 

tain^PTOperty' chase the franchise and property of the Littleton Water & Elec- 
tric Light Company, including its dynamos, batteries, wires, 
pipes, pumps, engines, boilers, mains, and all other machinery, 
tools, appliances and apparatus used in the manufacture, dis- 
tribution and operation of said water and electric light works, 
and the lands, buildings and water rights connected therewith, 
and should said town or village district be unable to agree with 



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259 



said Water & Light Company as to the price to be paid for 
their said property, then the same may be taken as is provided 
in section 3. 

Sect. 10. [«.] In case the said town shall not elect by vote f/oSpl;?^^ 
at a town meeting held within thirty days after the passage of po^®'"^ '■^■ 
this act to accept the powers herein granted to it, or in case it 
shall by vote within said period decline to accept the right to 
exercise said powers as herein granted, the Littleton village 
district shall have and exercise all said powers the same as if 
the same had been granted to it by special act of the general 
court. 

Sect. 11. [9.1 All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with 5**peaUn& 

. . L J ^ r _ Clause ; act 

the provisions of this act are hereby repealed and this act shall takes effect 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER FIRE INSURANCE COM- 
PANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock ; property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes ei¥ect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That William J. Hoyt, George E. Gould, Corporation 
Thomas R. Varick, Roger G. Sullivan, Harry P. Ray, purposes.^ ' 
Edward W. Harrington, John J. McGovern, Charles M. Floyd, 
William F. Harrington, Percival M. Robinson, W. Byron 
Stearns, Elmer W. Nutting, Perry H. Dow, and John A. 
Sheehan, all of Manchester in the county of Hillsborough and 
state of New Hampshire, and John P. Goggin, of Nashua, said 
county and state, and their associates, successors and assigns, 
be and they hereby are incorporated and made a body politic 
by the name of The Manchester Fire Insurance Company of 
New Hampshire, to be located at Manchester, in said state, 
with authority to have and exercise all the powers and privi- 
leges incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the pur- 
pose of making and effecting insurance against losses by fire, 
lightning and tornado. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of fifty Capital stock ; 
thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars p'^^p^'^*^- 
each, with liberty to increase the capital stock to two hundred 



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First meeting. 



By-laws. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



and fifty thousand dollars ; and may acquire and hold real 
estate, for its own use, to the value of twenty-five thousand 
dollars, exclusive of such real estate as may be taken for debt 
or may be held for collateral security. The majorit}'^ of the di- 
rectors shall be citizens of New Hampshire and no person shall 
be qualified as a director who does not hold, in his own right, 
one thousand dollars in par value of the capital stock. 

Sect. 3. Said Edward W. Harrington, Thomas R. Varick 
and John A. Sheehan may call the first meeting of the members 
of said corporation by a notice in writing or by an advertise- 
ment in some newspaper, fifteen days previous to such meeting. 

Sect. 4. The members of said corporation, at any meeting 
duly held may adopt such by-laws and regulations not repug- 
nant to the laws of this state as shall be convenient and neces- 
sary for the proper management of the business and concerns 
of the corporation and the prosecution of fire, lightning and 
tornado insurance. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at an}- time alter, amend or 
repeal this act, if in their opinion the public good requires it. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efifect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 257. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE EXETER GAS-LIGHT 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Xame changed. 

2. Former enactment repealed. 



Section 

3. Property ; capital stock ; powers. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7'esentatives in 
General Court convened : 



Name 
changed. 



Former enact- 
ment re- 
pealed. 



Section 1. That" the corporate name of The Exeter Gas 
Light Company, as established by an act of the legislature 
approved July 14, 1854, be and hereby is changed to The Exe- 
ter Gas, Electric Light & Power Company. 

Sect. 2. That section 2 of the charter of said corporation 
as originally enacted and as amended by chapter 2294 of the 
Laws of 1859 be and hereby is repealed, and section 3 of 
this act substituted in place thereof. 



1903] Chapter- 257. 261 

Sect. 3. The said corporation is authorized to hold all such Jaffi^lt'ock; 
real and personal estate as may be necessary and proper to powers, 
enable them to carry on the manufacture, distribution, and sale 
of gas for the purpose of lighting, heating, and all mechanical 
purposes, in the streets, factories, and all other buildings in the 
town of Exeter and to erect such buildings and works, and to 
construct such furnaces, reservoirs, gas holders, gas pipes and 
other things as may be requisite and proper for said purpose, pro- 
vided the whole capital stock of said company shall not exceed 
the sum of $100,000 which stock shall be divided into shares of 
$50 each and provided, Jwzvcvcr, that the buildings and works 
for the manufacture of said gas shall not be located in the com- 
pact part of any village, unless the selectmen of said Exeter shall 
approve of such location, which approval shall be in writing, 
describing the place of location and shall be recorded in the 
office of the town clerk of said town. 

And said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to 
establish, manage, and carry on in said town of Exeter the busi- 
ness of generating, manufacturing, producing and supplying 
electricity for purposes of light, heat and mechanical power; 
and to convey, distribute, and supply such electricity by wires 
or other suitable means upon poles erected or by other over- 
ground means; or under ground in tubes, pipes and boxes, or 
other subterranean appliances, placed in the highways, streets, 
sewers, or other places; and to erect, build, maintain, and 
operate all suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical ma- 
chines and works as may be necessary or convenient for con- 
ducting the business of the corporation and to purchase, lease, 
hold, and take all necessary real estate and rights for such 
business ; also to lease and let lines of wire and other appliances 
for conveying electricity, and also all the rights said corporation 
ma}' have under its charter, all to be in accordance with and 
subject to the laws of this state as now existing. 

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

^ >■ ^ on passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 258. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DERRY SAVINGS BANK, OF DERRY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers and duties. 

3. May hold real estate. 

4. Election of trustees, etc. 



Section 

5. Trustees, duties of. 

6. Who may receive salaries. 

7. Meetings of corporation. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers and 
duties. 



May liold real 
estate. 



Section 1. That William S. Pillsbury, Frederick J. Shep- 
ard, Greenleaf K. Bartlett, William H.Jones, Harrison Alex- 
ander, Frank A. Hardy, Frederick M. Hodgdon, Charles Bart- 
lett, George F. Priest, Volney H. Moody, Joseph B. Bartlett, 
Gilbert H. Hood, Arthur H. Wilcomb, William A. Emerson, 
George E. Seavey, 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 Derry Savings Bank, to be located at Derry, in our 
county of Rockingham, 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 pow- 
ers, rights and privileges, and subject to all the duties and 
liabilities which by the laws of this state are or may be 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, corporation or association, except when made for the pur- 
pose of creating a sinking fund subject to the by-laws of said 
savings bank, and may use manage and improve the same for 
the depositors in such manner as shall be convenient or neces- 
sary for the security and profitable investment thereof under the 
restrictions of the laws regulating the investment and manage- 
ment of such funds ; and all deposits maybe withdrawn, and 
the net income of the deposits divided, at such reasonable 
times and in such manner and proportions, and subject to 
such equitable rules and regulations, as said corporation shall 
prescribe, not repugnant to the laws of this state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire, 
by foreclosure or mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as 
savings banks are permitted to hold under the general laws 
of this state. 



190a] Chapter 258. 263 

Sfxt. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under this ^|^g<^^*J^n o^f^ 
act, and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power 
to elect, by ballot and major vote of those present, other per- 
sons as members of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, 
includino; 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 fifteen 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 com- 
mitted 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 purpose. Said corporation at its first 
meeting shall enact such by-laws for the government and man- 
agement of its business as shall not be incompatible with the 
laws of the state, and may from time to time at the annual meet- 
ings, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, alter and 
amend the same ; but no by-law or regulation shall take effect 
or be in force until the same shall have been 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 the bank, or any other 
person, acting under the authority of the board of trustees, 
shall be good and valid in law. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall qualify in the manner prescribed Trustees, 
by law. They shall annually choose one of their number as '^ 
president of said bank. They shall annually choose a treas- 
urer and such other clerks, agents, and servants as may be 
necessary for the proper management of the business of said 
bank, and may remove the same at pleasure. A majority of the 
trustees shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive any who may re- 
compensation for his services in said bank, nor derive ai-,y ceive salaries, 
emolument therefrom ; provided hozvcvcr that a reasonable 
compensation shall be paid to the officers of said bank, and 
others necessarily employed in transacting its business. No 
special deposits shall be received or special rates of interest 
allowed to any depositor. 

Sect. 7. The first meeting of this corporation shall be called Meetings of 
b_y any two of said incorporators within two 3'ears from the pas- corporation, 
sage of this act by publishing a notice within one week of said 
meeting in the Dcrry Nezvs a newspaper published in said 
Derry ; 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 



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Takes effect 
ou passage. 



at any time by the president of said bank or by any two of the 
trustees, but no business shall be transacted at a special meet- 
ing unless the subject thereof shall have been stated in the 
published notice. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 259. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE OSSIPEE WATER AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Section 



1. 



Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

Capital stock. 

Meetings of corporation. 

Property. 

Right of eminent domain. 

Powers of corporation. 

Contracts authorized. 



Section 

8. Additional powers; assessment of 

damages. 

9. May contract with town, etc. 

10. Issue of bonds, etc. 

11. First meeting. 

12. Subject to repeal ; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Corporatkm SECTION 1. That Jeremiah A. Farrington, George W. 

purposes. ' Bent, Lyford A. Merrow, Arthur L. Hodsdon, Charles A. 
White, Joseph W. Chamberlin, and their associates, successors 
and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Ossipee Water and Electric Com- 
pany, for the purpose of furnishing and distributing through 
the villages of Ossipee, by subterranean pipes an adequate sup- 
ply of water, for the purpose of extinguishing fires, sprinkling 
streets, for the use of the citizens and for such other purposes 
as water may be required, in said villages, and for the purpose 
of lighting the streets and public and private buildings therein, 
and furnishing the power for mechanical and other purposes 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and are hereby invested with all 
the powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities 
incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The Capital stock of said Corporation shall Consist 
of such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars 
each, as may from time to time be determined by the directors 
of said corporation, not exceeding on the whole the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Meetings of Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the cor- 
poration shall be held at such times and places, and upon such 
notice, as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 



1903] Chapter 259. 265 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and Property, 
hold in fee simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate 
necessary and proper for carryin<^ into effect the purposes of 
this act. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and S'^oJ^^^^; 
appropriate any springs, streams, ponds or lands not belong- 
ing to any aqueduct company and to secure the same by fences 
or otherwise, diff ditches, make excavations and reservoirs 
through, over, in, or upon any land or enclosure in said town 
of Ossipee, through which it may be necessary for said pipes 
and said water to pass or said excavations, reservoirs and 
water-works to be, or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, hold- 
ing, preserving or conducting said water and placing said 
pipes, other materials, or works as may be necessary for build- 
ing and operating such water and electric works or repairing 
the same. 

Sect. G. Said corporation shall have power and authority Powers of 

^ ^"^ . - corporation. 

to manufacture, manage, operate and deal in meters, motors, 
machinery, and appliances connected with, incident to the use 
of, and convenient for producing, developing, measuring, and 
utilizing electricity and electrical agencies, for lighting, heat- 
ing, and mechanical purposes, and to distribute electricity 
through said town of Ossipee. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall have power to regulate the Contracts 

3,lltIlOri7GQ 

use of water and electricity distributed by it, to contract with 
individuals and corporations for the use of the same, and estab- 
lish such tolls and charge such rents as shall be deemed rea- 
sonable. 

Sect. 8. And in addition thereto said corporation for the ^^^^Jlli^."'^^ 
purposes aforesaid may erect and maintain poles and extend assessment of 
wires over or under the streets and highways in said town and 
may erect, construct and maintain such machiner}'-, dams, res- 
ervoirs, stand-pipes, buildings and other things as ma}^ be 
necessary for such water and electric light works, also dyna- 
mos, batteries, pumps, engines, boilers, mains and all other 
machinery, tools, and apparatus used in the manufacture, dis- 
tribution and operation of said water and electric light works. 
All acts authorized by this and preceding section shall be sub- 
ject to such regulations for the safety of citizens and others and 
security of public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen 
of the town of Ossipee, provided^ that if it shall be necessary 
to enter upon and appropriate any spring, pond, stream, or land 
for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the 
same, and the said corporation shall not be able to agree with 
the owners thereof Ibr the damages that may be done by said 
corporation, or the owners shall be unknown, either party may 
apply to the superior court for the county of Carroll to have the 
same laid out and damages determined, and said court shall 
refer the same to the county commissioners for said county who 



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May contract 
with town, 
etc. 



shall appoint a time and place of hearing and give notice thereof 
in the same manner as is now provided for laying out high- 
ways ; and said commissioners shall make report to said court, 
and said court may issue execution accordingly ; but if either 
party shall desire it, upon application to said court before refer- 
ence to said commissioners, he shall have a trial by jur}^ under 
such regulations as the court may prescribe. 

Applications under this section may be made, notice ordered ; 
and returned, reports filed, and all hearings had, except jury 
trials, on any day or days during a session of said court in said 
county as the court may order. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation may make any contract with said 
town of Ossipee or with any fire precinct or precincts which 
may be established in said town or with any person or corpora- 
tion to furnish water, hydrants, and other means and appa- 
ratus for extinguishing fires, domestic, mechanical, and such 
other purposes as may be necessary and proper, and for light- 
ing bv electric lights ; and said town, or any fire precinct here- 
after organized in said town, is hereby authorized to contract 
with said corporation for the use of said water hydrants, or 
other apparatus for the proper uses of such town or precinct, 
and may raise and appropriate money therefor. 

Sect. 10. Said corporation may borrow money for the pur- 
poses named herein and issue its notes, bonds, or other obliga- 
tions therefor, and secure the same by mortgage upon the said 
water-works, property, assets, and franchises of said corpora- 
tion. 
First meeting. Sect. 11. Any two of the corporators herein named may 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving a notice in 
writing to each of the corporators of the time and place of the 
meeting at least seven days before the day of meeting, or by 
leaving the same at his last and usual place of abode, or by 
publishing the same in some newspaper in the county ; and at 
said meeting, or any adjourned meeting thereof, or any subse- 
quent meeting, associates may be admitted, all proper officers 
chosen, the capital stock fixed, and such by-laws and regula- 
tions adopted as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect 
the business of the corporation. 

Sect. 12. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed 
whenever the public good requires, and shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



Issue of 
bonds, etc 



Subject to 
repeal ; 
takes effect 
on passage. 



1903] 



Chapters 260, 2(51, 



267 



CHAPTER 260. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE SOUTH CONGREGATIONAL 
SOCIETY IN NEWMARKET, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NOW LOCATED IN NEW- 
FIELDS, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the " South Congregational Society in Name 
Newmarket, N. H." now located in Newtields, N. H. is hereby ^^^°^^^' 
authorized to change its corporate name to the Congregational 
Society in Newfields. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 261, 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FIRST FREE BAPTIST CHURCH OF 

FRANCONIA. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May acquire property. 



Section 

3. May adopt churcii principles. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That William J. B{ Stanley, Ivory H. Glover, Corporation 
Dora E. Stanley, Frank P. Wormwood, Bert Glover and Law- 
rence B. Howard, their associates and successors, are hereby 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the First 
Free Baptist Church ot* Franconia, and shall have and enjoy 
all the powers and privileges and be subject to all of the liabil- 
ities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may acquire by purchase or May acquire 

T)roDGrtiV 

otherwise real and personal estate, may receive and hold gifts, 
donations or bequests, given for the use of this church. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt the principles and ^^m.1^*^rinci 
rules of this church for the government of its proceedings and pies, 
the management of its affairs so far as they are consistent with 
the laws of the state. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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CHAPTER 262. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 215, LAWS 1895, ENTITLED "AN 
ACT TO CONFIRM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE ANDROSCOGGIN HOSPITAL 
ASSOCIATION." 



Section 
1. Charter amended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage ; exemption. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
exemption. 



Section 1. Amend section 1 of said act by inserting after 
the word " hospital " in the sixth line the words, and training 
school for nurses, and insert after the word "Berlin" in the 
seventh line the words, and in such other towns in, and 
after the words " New Hampshire " in said seventh line the 
words, as the corporation may desire, so that said section as 
amended shall read : Section 1. The Androscoggin Hospi- 
tal Association, a corporation constituted and organized under 
chapter 147 of the Public Statutes of New Hampshire, is hereby 
continued a corporation duly organized, with authority to have 
and exercise all the powers and privileges incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, for the purpose of maintaining a hos- 
pital and training school for nurses for the sick and disabled in 
the town of Berlin and in such other towns in New Hampshire 
as the corporation may desire, and shall have authority to make 
contracts for furnishing medical treatment, care, and nursing, 
and receive compensation therefor, in accordance with its by- 
laws. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and 
shall not be subject to section 5 of chapter 14, Public Statutes of 
New Hampshire. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 263, 264. 269 



CHAPTER 263. 

AN ACT SEVERING THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF HIRAM S. STEVENS FROM 
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLP:T0N, AND ANNEXING 
THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Section I Section 

1. Homestead severed and annexed. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the homestead farm of Hiram S. Stevens Homestead 
be severed from the town of Middleton, and be annexed to the |nnexed^°'' 
school district of the town of Wakefield, for school purposes. 

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

i^ r in on passage. 



[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 264. 



AN ACT TO RATIFY THE DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF NORTHUMBERLAND IN 
PURCHASING THE STOCK OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND WATER COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Acts ratified. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The acts and doincrs of the town of Northum- Acts ratified, 
berland, in town meetings heretofore held, and by its officers and 
agents, concerning the purchase of the capital stock of the 
Northumberland Water Compan}^ are hereby ratified and con- 
firmed ; and said town is hereby authorized to retire said stock, 
and hold and maintain the property and franchises of said com- 
pany, without keeping up the organization of said Northum- 
berland Water Company. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



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[1903 



CHAPTER 265. 



Warrant 
legalized. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE WARRANT FOR THE TOWN MEETING TO BE 
HELD IN THE TOWN OP FRANCONIA ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OP 
MARCH, 1903. 

Section 1. Warrant legalized. 

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

Section 1. That the warrant for the town meeting to be 
held in the town of Franconia on the second Tuesday of March 
1903 be, and the same hereby is, ratified, confirmed, approved 
and legalized. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 266. 

AN ACT TO PERMIT THE TOWN OF GORHAM TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROP- 
ERTY FROM TAXATION. 



Section 
1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Exemption 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The town of Gorham is hereby authorized, at 
any legal meeting, to exempt from taxation the Mount Madison 
hotel property for a term not exceeding ten years. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



1903 



Chapters 207, 2()8. 



271 



CHAPTER 2()7. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE GORHAM FIVE CENTS SAVINGS 

BANK. 



Section 
1. Nameclianged. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by tJic Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Coiirt convened: 

Section 1. That the name of the Gorham Five Cents Sav- ^|^^"j]®g^j 
ings Bank, of Gorham, is hereby changed so that said bank 
shall hereafter be known and transact its business under the 
name of the Gorham Savings Bank. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 268. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GOFF S FALLS, LITCHFIELD AND HUDSON 
STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 



Section 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 

11. Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Takes effect on passage ; void as to 

parts not built in two years. 



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

Section 1. That Isaac N. Center, Daniel M. McQuesten, *^°^Pj^^j^*4°d- 
George W. Clyde, Arthur S. Campbell, John W. Center, purposes. 
Byron E. Moore, Samuel J. Corning, George M. Reid, Norris 
C. Griffin, Charles H. Chase, James McQuesten, Fred Mc- 
Questen, Frederick S. Center, Amos Saunders, John W. Good- 
speed, George B. Boyden, William Stearns, Luke Hall, Josiah 
K. Wheeler, Charles W. Spalding, Kimball Webster, John 
J. Baker, and Philip J. Connell their associates, successors and 
assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Goff 's Falls, Litchfield and Hudson Street Railway Company, 
with power to construct, maintain, and operate a railwa}^ with 



272 Chapter 26S. [1903 

convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches. Commencing in 
that part of the city of Manchester known as Goft^s Falls, on 
the River road leading from Manchester to Litchfield, at a 
point nearly opposite the brick school in said Goff's Falls and 
at an iron pin set in the ground near the foot of a pole of the 
Postal Telegraph Cable Company marked toVo- ; thence south- 
erly through said Manchester and the towns of Londonderry, 
Litchfield and Hudson over and upon such highways and 
lands as may be necessar}' for the public accommoda- 
tion in said Manchester and in said towns to the Old Derry 
road opposite the dwelling of J. K. Wheeler in said 
. Hudson ; thence easterly and southerly over and upon 
said Old Derry road and the Derry road so called, to Main 
street in said Hudson ; thence over and upon said Main 
street to its intersection with Central street in said Hudson, near 
the Merrimack river bridge in said Hudson, with the right to 
extend said compan\''s tracks northerly in said Manchester to 
connect with the tracks of the Manchester Street Railway, at 
the present terminus of its tracks in GotFs Falls, and southerly 
in said Hudson to connect with the tracks of the Hudson, Pel- 
ham and Salem Electric Railway Company and with the tracks 
of the Nashua Street Railway Company, and the electric cars 
of each of the above named corporations and the electric cars 
of the said Goff's Falls, Litchfield and Hudson Street Railway 
Company may be run over the electric lines of the other upon 
such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the 
pardes. And said Goff's Falls, Litchfield and Hudson Street 
Railway Company 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, 
or may contract with any other corporation for such motive 
power for the operation of said railway as may be found neces- 
sary and make physical connection theretbr. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed two 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 
provisions of the general laws. 

How laid out Sect. 3. All parts of said railwav occupying any portion 

in highways. ^ i t i • i , n i - i i i , , 

01 a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the 
selectmen of the town or towns or the board of mayor and alder- 
men of the city or cities in which said portions of highways or 



11)03] Chapter 2G8. 273 

streets may be. The selectmen of the towns, or mayor and 
aldermen of cities, respectively, upon petition of the directors 
of said railway for a location of its tracks over or on any public 
highway upon the line of said route, shall give notice by pub- 
lication to all parties interested, of the time and place at which 
they will consider said petition for location in the public high- 
ways 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 restric- 
tions 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 railwa}'-. 
But upon the petition of any part3Mnterested, 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, of their successors 
in office, if in their judgment the public good requires such 
change ; but, if such order is made after the construction of said 
railway on the original location, an appeal therefrom by any 
party interested may be had to the board of railroad commis- 
sioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the expense of mak- 
ing such change of location 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. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public How laid out 
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. 5. The selectmen of the towns and the board of Location of 
mayor and aldermen of cities through which said railway shall 
pass shall, within their respective towns or cities, have exclu- 
sive and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side tracks, turn- 
outs, and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to 
discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in an}'' high- 
way, whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of 
the public require such discontinuance, without incurring 
any liability therefor ; and tVom such orders there shall be no 
appeal. 

Sect. 6. The boards of mayor and aldermen of cities and Selectmen 
the selectmen of the towns through which said railway shall certain^^i^gu- 
pass, respectively, may designate the quality and kind of mate- i^'^'ons. 
rial to be used in the construction of said railway within their 



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Rishts re- 
served to 
towus. 



Comimny to 
keep hig'h- 
ways in re- 
pair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



Bonds not to 
be sold at less 
tliau par. 



Restrictions 
on sale of 
bonds, etc. 



First meeting, 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not 
built in two 
years. 



said towns or cities, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion of said railway occupying the public highwa3^s 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 re- 
spective towns or cities. 

Sect. 7. 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 liability therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the re- 
spective towns 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 per- 
son not in its employ may sustain by reason of the carelessness, 
negligence, or misconduct of its agents and servants in the con- 
struction, 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 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 10. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of in- 
debtedness, payable at periods of more than twelve months 
from the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said com- 
pany for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the 
face value thereof. 

Sect. 11. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of 
indebtedness at any time issued by said company shall be issued 
and sold to bona fide purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing by publication, or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect on its passage, but 
shall be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not 
constructed and ready for operation within two years from its 
passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



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Chapter 269. 



275 



CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE TO ACQUIRE, OWN, AND 
OPERATE AN ELECTRIC POWER AND LIGHTING PLANT. 



Section 

1. Construction or purchase authorized. 

2. Liyhtiiis'couunissioiiers; powers and 

duties. 



Section 

3. Compensation of commissioners ; va- 

cancies, liow tilled ; annual report. 

4. Appropriations for plant, etc. 

5. Takes effect on passajre. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Greenville in the county of Construction 
Hillsborough be and hereby is authorized, for the purpose of authodzecL 
supplying electricity for lighting its streets and public buildings 
and for domestic uses in said Greenville and adjoining towns, 
to build or acquire by purchase an electric light and power 
plant and to operate the same for purposes above stated, and 
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 exca- 
vate and dig ditches in any highway, place, square, passway, or 
common, or other place, through which it may be deemed neces- 
sar}' 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, and 
make any contracts or arrangements necessary for carrying 
into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. For the more convenient management of said elec- Lighting com- 

^ • 1 ^ ^1 • 1 , 1 1 ° . uiissioners; 

trie plant, the said town may place the construction, manage- powers and 
ment, control, and direction thereof in a board of lipfhtino- d^^'^^- 
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 
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 annual meeting, or at any special meeting duly 
called for that purpose, and their successors shall be elected at 
each annual meeting thereafter ; provided, however, that of 
those first elected, the term of one shall expire at the first an- 
nual meeting after the first board is elected, one at the second 



276 Chapter 269. [1903 

annual meeting held thereafterwards, and one at the third an- 
nual meeting held thereafterwards, and after the first election one 
shall be elected for three years at each annual meeting, to fill 
the occurring vacancy ; provided, also, that the term of service 
of the commissioners first elected shall be designated at the 
time of their election. Said commissioners may be appointed 
by the selectmen of said town if the town shall fail to elect, or 
if the town at any annual meeting vote to authorize and instruct 
the selectmen to make the appointment. 
Compensation Sect. 3. The Compensation of such commissioners shall be 
s/oSTva- fixed by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful dis- 
tiifedtViinuai charge of their duties. They shall annually organize by choos- 
report. {■^g one of their number as chairman of their board, and another 

member as clerk of their board, who shall keep a proper record 
of their doings. Said board shall appoint a superintendent of 
the plant, and such other officers and agents as they may deem 
necessar}' ; 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 commission- 
ers shall fix the compensation of all officers and agents ap- 
pointed by them, and all officers and agents shall be sworn to 
the faithful discharge of their duties. Whenever a vacancy 
shall occur in said board from an}^ cause, the remaining mem- 
bers of the board shall certif}' 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 bv him 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 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 maintenance and cost of plant and operating ex- 
penses, and such other facts and information as the town should 
have, which report shall be published each year in the annual 
report of said town. 
Appropria- Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized and empowered at 

etc"^ orpan , ^^^^ 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 defra3'ing 
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* 



1903] Chapter 270. 277 

and extending, enlarging, and operating said electric lighting, 
heat, or power plant, the indebtedness created under the provi- 
sions of this section not to exceed ten 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. Jnpalsage^' 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 270. 



AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NASHUA LIGHT, HEAT AND 

POWER COMPANY. 



Sectiox 

1. Extension of charter. 

2. Capital stock not increased. 



Section 
3. Takes effect when. 



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

Section 1. All the powers and privileges now possessed Extension of 
under the acts of incorporation and amendments thereto by said 
Nashua Light, Heat and Power Company in the city of Nashua 
are hereby extended in and throughout the town of Hudson, in 
the county of Hillsborough, subject to the consent and super- 
vision of the selectmen of said town as said corporation is now 
subject to the consent and supervision of the proper authorities 
in the said cit}^ of Nashua. 

Sect. 2. This amendment shall not be construed to increase Capital stock 
the capital stock of said corporation as now established by law. 

Sect. 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the Takes effect 
voters of said town at the next town election, that the same ^'^^'^• 
may be legally submitted, and if accepted by a majority of 
those voting thereon at such election it shall thereupon take 
full effect. 

[Approved March 7, 1903.] 



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[1903 



CHAPTER 271. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE OMICRON DEUTERON CHARGE OF THE 
THETA DELTA CHI FRATERNITY. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Property. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 
Subject to 
repeal. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Takes effect on passage. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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

Section 1. That Charles D. Adams, and Herbert D. Fos- 
ter, of Hanover, N. H. ; Sumner Wallace and Leslie P. Snow 
of Rochester, N. H. ; Ja}^ B. Benton of Boston, James W. Put- 
nam of Lyons, N. Y. ; J. Frank Drake, of Pittsfield, N. PL ; 
Charles R. Miller of New York City, N. Y. ; Seth P. Smith 
of Boston, Mass. ; Nathan H. Barrows of Montpelier, Vt. ; 
Francis Gale of Waterville, Me. ; and Frank W. Wentworth 
of Chelsea, Mass., their associates, successors, and assigns are 
hereby incorporated and made a body politic and corporate by 
the name of The Omicron Deuteron Charge of the Theta 
Delta Chi Fraternity for the establishment and maintenance of 
a fraternal association, for the promotion of education in the 
arts and sciences and for social recreation and amusement, and 
by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and shall have and exercise all 
the rights, powers, and privileges, and be subject to all liabili- 
ties incident by law to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to erect and 
maintain such buildings and appurtenances as may be necessary 
and suitable for the use and occupation of said fraternity and its 
members at Hanover in this state, and for that purpose may 
take, hold, and own real and personal estate by purchase, gift, 
grant, or otherwise to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars ($30,000) and may sell, convey, and dispose of the 
same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Any two of said grantees may call the first meet- 
ing of said corporation by giving notice 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 
thereafter change or alter a constitution, rules, and by-laws for 
the government of its affairs, not inconsistent with the laws of 
the state ; and elect or provide for the election of such officers 
and managers or agents as they may deem advisable, and 
prescribe their powers and duties. 

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

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this 
act whenever in their opinion the public good may require. 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter 272. 



279 



CHAPTER 272. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE JACKSON WATER-WORKS COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Right of eminent domain; assess- 

ment of damages. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage; subject to 

repeal. 



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



Section 1. That Charles W. Gray, Arthur C. Gray, and Jon^t-tutie^d- 
Frank M. Gray, all of Jackson, Alvah W. Burnell of Bartlett, purposes, 
and Walter R. Burnell of Conway, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Jackson Water-Works Company, 
for the purpose of bringing water in subterranean pipes into 
the village of Jackson, 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 judgment and execution, 
and are hereby vested with all the powers and subject to all 
the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist Capital stock. 
of such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars 
each, as may from time to time be determined by the directors 
of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold real 
and personal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes 
aforesaid ; and it ma}' 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 Rigiit of emi- 

• ^ , *, 1 . . .1T1 nent domain ; 

appropriate any streams, brooks, or sprmgs in said Jackson, not assessment of 
belonging to any aqueduct or water company, and to secure the '''^"^^®®^- 
same by fences or otherwise, and erect, construct, and maintain 
such dams, reservoirs, and buildings as may be necessary for 
such water-works and 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 
damage that may be done by said corporation, or such owner 



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[1903 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
OH passage ; 
subject to 
repeal. 



shall be unknown, said corporation may apply to the trial term 
of the superior 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 laying out highways, lay out the same, determine the dam- 
ages, and report to said court, and said court may issue execu- 
tion accordingly. 

Sect. 4. Any two of the corporators named in this act may 
call the first meeting by ten days' notice in writing to each of 
the corporators of the time and place of such meeting. At said 
meeting, or any subsequent one, associates may be elected, and 
such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be necessary to 
carr}' into effect the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage and the 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the 
public good requires. 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 273. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE HUDSON, PELHAM AND SALEM ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY TO TAKE LEASES OF THE RAILWAY AND PROP- 
ERTY OP THE HAVERHILL A SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE STREET 
RAILWAY COMPANY, THE LAWRENCE A METHUEN STREET RAILWAY 
COMPANY, AND THE LOWELL & PELHAM STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Aiitliority granted. 

2. Lease to be approved by railroad 

commissioners ; rights of dissenting 
shareholders. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Authority 
granted. 



Section 1. The Hudson, Pelham «& Salem Electric Railway 
Company, a corporation duly incorporated by an act of the 
legislature approved March 7, 1899, as amended and extended, 
owning and operating a railroad in the state of New Hampshire 
between Nashua, in the state of New Hampshire, and the state 
line, connecting with the Haverhill & Southern New Hamp- 
shire Street Railway Company, the Lawrence & Methuen 
Street Railway Company, and the Lowell & Pelham Street 



1903] Chai'Ter 274. 281 

Railway Company, and running to Canobie lake, is hereby 
authorized and empowered to take a lease of all the railway 
property rights, privileges, easements and franchises of the 
Haverhill & Southern New Hampshire Street Railway Com- 
pany, the Lawrence & Methuen Street Railway Company, and 
the Lowell & Pelham Street Railway Company, bodies cor- 
porate established under the laws of the commonwealth of 
Massachusetts, for such lengths of time and upon such terms as 
may be agreed to by the respective corporations at meetings 
of their respective stockholders, properly notified and held for 
the purpose, by two-thirds vote of all the stock represented 
and voting at such meetings. 

Sect. 2. No lease executed under the authority of this act Lease to be 
shall be valid or binding until the terms thereof have been railroad com- 
approved by the board of railroad commissioners; and should dght" of ills- 
there be dissenting stockholders, the value of the stock of such ho'idel-s.''^''^^*^' 
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. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on parage!'* 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 274. 



AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NEWMARKET ELECTRIC LIGHT, 
POWER AND HEAT COMPANY. 

Section | Section 

1. Charter extended. 1 2. Increase of capital avitliorized. 

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

Section 1. The Newmarket Electric Light, Power and charter 
Heat Company, a corporation empowered to establish, manage extended. 
and carry on business in Newmarket, Durham, Lee and 
Epping is hereby authorized and empowered to carry on its 
business in the town of Brentwood. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized to increase of 
increase its capital stock to a sum not exceeding one hundred authorized. 
and fifty thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold real and 
personal estate not exceeding said amount. It may issue bonds 
and other obligations for the accomplishment of any of the pur- 
poses for which it was incorporated at such rates and at such 



282 



Chapters 275, 276. 



[1903 



times and in such amounts as the stockholders may authorize 
providing such bonds and obligations shall not be issued in 
amounts exceeding the capital stock actually paid in, and it 
may secure payment of such bonds and obligations both princi- 
pal and interest by a mortgage on its property and franchises. 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 27 



0. 



AN ACT AUTHOEIZING THE MOUNT PLEASANT HOTEL COMPANY TO IN- 
CREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Section 
1. Authority granted. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Authority 
granted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The Mount Pleasant Hotel Company is hereby 
authorized to increase its capital stock from its present capitali- 
zation of one million dollars, to one million five hundred thou- 
sand dollars. 

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

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 276. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NASHUA TO ISSUE BONDS AND EXEMPT 
THE SAME FROM TAXATION. 



Section 
1. Authority granted. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Authority 
granted. 



Section 1. The city of Nashua is hereby authorized to 
issue its bonds to the extent of one hundred and twenty thousand 
dollars ($120,000) at a rate of interest to be fixed by the city 
councils of said city, not exceeding four per centum per annum, 
payable at such times and in such amounts as said councils may 
determine. The proceeds resulting from the sale of such bonds 



IJIOH] Chapter 277. 283 

shall be used as follows, to wit : Sixty thousand dollars ($00, - 
000) thereof shall be used and applied in the payment of an 
equal amount of bonds which shall fall due and be payable 
July 1, A. D. lOOa, and August 1, A. D. H)04 ; and the bal- 
ance of said full sum, to wit, sixty thousand dollars ($(50,000) 
shall be used and applied to the erection, building, completion 
and furnishing of a high school building or in the changing 
over, alteration or repairs of any existing building, and the 
completion and furnishing thereof for high school purposes ; 
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 centum per annum, and provided 
further that such exemption from taxation shall apply only to 
such bonds as are owned and held by residents of said city of 
Nashua. 

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



Takes effect 
on passage. 



[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 277. 



AN ACT RATIFYING VOTES OF THE TOWN OF LITTLETON PASSED AT ITS 
TOWN MEETING HELD ON THE TENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1903. 

Section I Section 

1. Votes ratitied. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The votes of the town of Littleton passed at its votes ratified. 
town meeting held on the tenth day of March, 11)03, accepting 
the act entitled "An act authorizing the town of Littleton to 
establish and acquire a water and electric light plant," approved 
March 7, 1903, voting to procure a water and electric light 
plant and authorizing the issue of bonds therefor are hereby 
confirmed and the said bonds may be issued accordingly. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. l^'ifj£l^^ 

[Approved March 13, 1903.] 



284 



Chapters 278, 279. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 278. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL SCHOOL MEETING OF THE TOWN 
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OP FRANCONIA IN THE TEAR 1902, 
AND TO LEGALIZE THE ACTS OF SAID DISTRICT AT THAT MEETING AND 
THE SUBSEQUENT ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE DISTRICT OFFICERS 
ELECTED AT SAID MEETING. 



Proceedings 
legalized. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Proceedings legalized. 



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



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ref)resentatives hi 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town school 
district in the town of Franconia at the annual school meeting 
held on the eleventh day of March, 1902, and all the acts and 
proceedings of the officers chosen at said meeting as district 
officers are hereb}' legalized, made valid and confirmed, not- 
withstanding any delay or neglect of the said district, the vot- 
ers thereof or the officers of said district in proceeding with or 
conduct of the public business at or before said meeting. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 279. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PITTSFIELD LIGHT & POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. May deal in electric appliances. 

4. May distribute electricity. 

5. May hold real estate. 

C. Location of wires, poles, etc. 



Section 

7. Right of eminent domain; assess- 

ment of damages. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal ; repealing clause ; 

act takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ref>resentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Corporation SECTION 1. Frank D. Hutchins, John A. Walker, Jr., 

purposes.^*^' George H. Colbath, Frank O. George and Charles F. Ayers 

of Pittsfield in the county of Merrimack, their successors and 

assigns, are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the 



1903] Chapter 279. 285 

Pittsfield Light & Power Company for the purpose of generat- 
ing, manufacturing and supplying electricity for light, heat and 
mechanical power, and furnishing the same in the town of 
Pittsfield, with the authority, powers and privileges, and sub- 
ject to the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist Capital stock. 
of such number of shares of one hundred dollars each as may 
from time to time be determined by the directors, not exceeding 
in the whole the sum of fifty thousand dollars. It may acquire 
and hold real and personal estate necessary and convenient for 
carrying out the provisions of this act, and it may issue bonds 
and other obligations, secured by a mortgage of its franchise 
and other property, to carry out the purposes for which it is 
created, in amount not exceeding one half of its capital stock. 

Sect. o. Said corporation shall have power and authority May deal in 
to manufacture, manage, operate, and deal in meters, motors, appliances. 
machinery, and appliances connected with, incident to the use 
of, and convenient for producing, developing, measuring, and 
utilizing electricity and electrical agencies for lighting, heat- • 
ing, and mechanical purposes. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have power and authority Riay dis- 
to distribute electricity through said town of Pittsfield, may trlci'ty^ ^ ^'^' 
regulate the use of same, and fix and collect rents to be paid 
for the same. Said town is hereby authorized to contract by 
vote of said town with said corporation for electricity for public 
uses on such terms as the parties may agree, and to raise money 
therefor in the same manner as other town charges. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have power and authority May hold 
to take and hold by purchase any real estate necessary or con- ^^^ estate. 
venient for carrying out the purposes for which this corporation 
is created. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may erect poles and place wires ^'ires^*'"^* 
for the transmission of electricity, or may lay the same in sub- 
terranean pipes, through or over the land of any persons or 
corporations, and under any railroad or private way, and hav- 
ing first obtained the permission of the municipal officers of said 
town, and under such restrictions and regulations as they may 
prescribe, along the streets and wa3^s of said town ; and it may 
enter upon and dig up any such real estate, street, or way for 
the purposes aforesaid. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall pay all damages sustained Right of emi- 

, ^ .•i.i.i- /-7i'i nent domain ; 

by any person or corporation by the takmg of any land, right assessment 
of way, or easement, or by any other thing done by said cor- ^^ *^^'^"i^^®^- 
poration under the authority of this act ; provided, that if it 
shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate any private 
property or easement therein, and said corporation shall not 
agree with the owners thereof on the damage that may be done 
by said corporation, or such owners shall be unknown, either 
party may apply to the superior court, at a trial term in the 



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[1903 



county of Merrimack, to have the same laid out and damages 
determined ; and the said court shall refer the same to the 
county commissioners, who shall appoint a time and place of 
hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now 
provided by law for laying out highways, and said commission- 
ers shall make a report to said court, and they may issue execu- 
tion accordingly. If either party shall desire, upon application 
to said court before such reference, they shall be entitled to a 
trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as said 
court may prescribe. 
First meeting. Sect. 8. Any person named in this act may call the first 
meeting of the corporation by personal notice to all the grantees 
or b}' posting notice in two or more public places in said town 
at least twelve days before such meeting ; at which meeting or 
any other meeting duly holden, associates may be elected, by- 
laws adopted, and a president, clerk, and other officers and 
such agents as may be deemed necessar}^ rn^y be chosen. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this 
act whenever the public good may require the same ; and all 
acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, and this act 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 17, 1903.] 



Subject 
to repeal ; 
repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 280. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OP THE NEWPORT & GEORGE'S MILLS 
ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Time for building extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by 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 Newport & 
George's Mills Electric Railway Company, approved March 
14, 1901, is hereby extended to March 14, 1905, and said cor- 
poration shall have such additional time in which to build ifts 
road. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 281, 282. 287 



CHAPTER 281. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND RATIFY THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS AT THE 
ANNUAL MEETING IN NEWTON, HOLDEN ON THE TENTH DAY OF MARCH, 

1903. 

Section | Section 

1. Votes and proceeding-s legalized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the votes and proceedinfrs at the annual Votes and 
meeting in the town of Newton, held in said town on the tenth legalized." 



da}' of March 1903, are hereby legalized and ratified. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take 

[Approved March 18, 1903.] 



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

^ " on passage. 



CHAPTER 282. 

AN ACT ENABLING THE CITY OP CONCORD TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR OBSERVING MEMORIAL DAY. 

Section i Section 

1. Appropriation authorized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The city of Concord is hereby empowered to Appropriation 
appropriate, for the purpose of defraying the expense of a ^^^^^'^onze . 
proper observance of Memorial Day sums of money not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars annually. 

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

^ ° on passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 283. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PRUDENTIAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constitvited ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock ; qualifications of direct- 

ors. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. Taxation. 

6. Subject to repeal ; takes effect on 

passage. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
pxirposes. 



Capital stock ; 
qualitications 
of directors. 



First meeting. 



By-laws. 



Taxation. 



Subject to 
repeal ; takes 
effect on 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ref>rcscntativcs in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. J. Frank Seavey, Arthur G. Whittemore, 
Thomas H. Dearborn, W. H. C. Follansby, and G. D. Bar- 
rett, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and are 
hereby incorporated and made a bod}^ politic by the name of 
the Prudential Fire Insurance Company, with authority to have 
and exercise all the powers and privileges incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, for the purpose of making and effect- 
ing insurance against losses by fire and lightning. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of 
twenty-five thousand dollars, divided into shares of fifty dollars 
each, with liberty to increase the sum to not exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand dollars. The principal office of the company 
shall be in Dover, New Hampshire ; and the majority of the 
directors shall be citizens of New Hampshire ; and no person 
shall be qualified as a director who does not hold, in his own 
right, one thousand dollars in par value of the capital stock. 

Sect. 3. Any two of said grantees may call the first meet- 
ing of the members of said corporation by giving notice thereof 
in some newspaper published in Dover at least ten days before 
the day named for said meeting. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation at any meeting duly held may 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws 
of this state, as shall be required for the proper management of 
its business. 

Sect. 5. This corporation shall be taxed in manner pro- 
vided by law for the taxation of other insurance companies. 

Sect. (]. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
repeal this act, which shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 284. 289 



CHAPTER 284. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MAYNESBORO FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal ; takes effect on pas- 

sage. 



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

Section 1. That Jesse F. Libbey, Joseph H. Wight, Corporation 
Qiiincy A. Bridges, Herbert I. Goss, Albert H. Eastman, John purposes.^ ' 
D. Lary, and J. A. Vaillancourt, their associates successors 
and assigns be and they hereby are incorporated and made a 
body politic by the name of The Maynesboro Fire Insurance 
Company with authority to have and exercise all the powers 
and privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature for 
the purpose of making and effecting insurance against losses 
by fire. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of Capital stock, 
fifty thousand dollars divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each with liberty to increase the capital stock to two hundred 
thousand dollars ; and may acquire and hold real estate for its 
own use to the value of twenty-tive thousand dollars, exclusive 
of such real estate as may be taken for debt or may be held for 
collateral security. The principal office of the company shall 
be in Berlin, N. H. The majority of the directors shall be citi- 
zens of New Hampshire and no person shall be qualified as a 
director who does not hold, in his own right, one thousand dol- 
lars in par value of the capital stock. 

Sect. 3. An3Mwoofthe incorporators herein named may First meeting, 
call the first meeting of the members of said corporation by ad- 
vertisement in some newspaper printed in Berlin N. H. giving 
fifteen days' previous notice. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation at any meeting duly held may By-laws, 
adopt such by-laws and regulations not repugnant to the laws 
of this state as shall be convenient or necessary for the proper 
management of the business and concerns of the corporation 
and the prosecution of fire insurance. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter amend or Subject to re- 
repeal this act if in their opinion the public good requires it : effect on^pas- 
and this act shall take effect upon its passage. ^^^^' 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 285. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DOVER & ELIOT STREET RAILWAY, AND 
THE ELIOT BRIDGE COMPANY, TO TRANSFER THEIR PROPERTIES AND 
FRANCHISES TO THE BERWICK, ELIOT & YORK STREET RAILWAY. 



Section 

1. Transfer authorized. 

2. Designation of agent to accept ser- 

vice. 

3. Pending suits, how prosecuted. 

4. Existing debts and obligations. 



Section 

5. Increase of capital not authorized. 

6. Certain changes authorized. 

7. Lessee subject to law of this state. 

8. Takes eifect on passage. 



J^e it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcj^resentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Transfer au- 
thorized. 



Designation of 
agent to ac- 
cept service. 



Section 1. The Dover & Eliot Street Railway, a street 
railroad corporation organized under the general laws of this 
state, and the Eliot Bridge Company, a corporation organized 
under chapter 150 of the Session Laws of 1878, are hereby 
authorized to sell or lease their properties, capital stocks, rights, 
privileges, immunities and franchises to the Berwick, Eliot & 
York Street Railway, a corporation organized under the laws of 
Maine, upon such terms as may be agreed upon, and as may be 
approved by the railroad commissioners of this state ; and upon 
such purchase or lease the said Berwick, Eliot & York Street 
Railway shall, subject to the provisions of this act, have, hold, 
possess, exercise and enjoy all the locations, powers, privi- 
leges, rights, immunities, franchises, property and assets, 
which at the time of such transfers shall then be had, held, 
possessed or enjoyed by the corporations so selling or leasing, 
or either of them, and shall be subject to all the duties, restric- 
tions and liabilities to which they or either of them shall then 
be subject by reason of any charter, contract or general or 
special law or otherwise. Prior to such sale or lease by the 
Dover & Eliot Street Railway, the Eliot Bridge Company is 
authorized to sell or lease its property and franchises to the said 
Dover & Eliot Street Railway. 

Sect. 2. No such sale or lease shall be valid unless the 
said Berwick, Eliot & York Street Railway shall file in the 
office of the secretary of state, under its corporate seal, its writ- 
ten designation of some resident of the city of Dover upon whom 
service of any process issued under the authority of this state 
may be made with like effect as if made on said corporation. 
Said corporation shall from time to time file in said office a sim- 
ilar designation to fill any vacancy in said agency howsoever 
caused, and whenever there shall be no such agent on whom 



1903] Chapter 285. 291 

process may be so served, like service may be made upon the sec- 
retary of state with like effect, and said corporation by the ac- 
ceptance of the privileges of this act shall be held as assenting 
to such service. 

Sect. 8. All proceedings, suits at law or in equity which ^^w**rose^^*®' 
may be pending at the time of such transfers to which either of cuted. 
said corporations may be a party, may be prosecuted or de- 
fended by the said Berwick, Eliot & York Street Railway in 
like manner and with like effect as if such transfer had not 
been made. All claims, contracts, rights and causes of action, 
at law or in equit}', of or against either of said corporations so 
selling or leasing, ma}' be enforced by suit or action to be 
begun or prosecuted by or against said Berwick, Eliot & York 
Street Railway. 

Sect. 4. When the transfers authorized by this act are Existing 
carried out and fully completed the said Berwick, Eliot & ligations. 
York Street Railway shall be liable for the then legally exist- 
ing debts and obligations of each and both of the corporations 
so making such transfers. 

Sect. 5. Nothing herein shall be construed to authorize increase of 

ri -1 1 r ^ T^ oT^T^o capital not 

an}' mcrease oi the capital stock oi the Dover & Eliot Street authorized. 
Railway or of the Eliot Bridge Company, and in making the 
sales or leases herein authorized the stocks of said company 
shall not be sold, exchanged or transferred upon any basis in 
excess of the par value thereof. 

Sect. 6. The said Berwick, Eliot & York Street Railway Certain 
is hereby authorized to make such changes in the bridge of the auti"odzed. 
Eliot Bridge Company not inconsistent with the duties, restric- 
tions and liabilities imposed by the charter of the said Eliot 
Bridge Company, as may be required in the use thereof for 
street railway purposes, but all such changes shall be made to 
the satisfaction of the railroad commissioners of this state. 

Sect. 7. The said Berwick, Eliot & York Street Railway J^^e-fsee subject 
in its ownership, use and management of the properties and state. 
franchises to be by it acquired under this act shall be subject to 
all the general laws of this state now or hereafter in foixe, so 
far as the same are applicable. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. onpaLage?* 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



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CHAPTER 286. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WARREN WATER & LIGHT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Property. 

5. Riglit of eminent domain ; assessment 

of damages. 



Section 

6. May maintain electric plant. 

7. Contracts authorized. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Issue of bonds. 

10. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Capital stock. 



Meetings. 



Property. 



Right of emi- 
nent domain ; 
assessment of 
damages. 



Section 1. That George H. L. Head, William R. Park, 
P. G. Williams, Archie A. Head, Edmund W. Eastman, their 
associates, successors and assigns, be and hereby are made a 
body politic and corporate under the name of the Warren Water 
& Light Company, 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 rights, powers and privi- 
leges and made subject to all the duties and liabilities of corpo- 
rations of like nature under the laws of the state. 

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 be determined by the directors of said 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of twenty- 
five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpo- 
ration shall be held at such times and places and upon such 
notice as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and 
hold in fee simple or otherwise, real and personal estate neces- 
sary for the carrying into effect of the purposes of this act 
and may purchase and hold any existing aqueduct now supply- 
ing water to Warren village ; and said corporation is author- 
ized to enter upon and break ground, dig ditches and make 
excavations in any street, place, square, passageway or high- 
way 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 or water-works and 
such other material as may be deemed necessary for construct- 
ing said water-works and to relay and repair the same. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and 
appropriate any streams, springs or ponds not belonging to any 
aqueduct or water-works company and to secure such streams, 
springs or ponds by fences or otherwise, and dig ditches, make 
excavations and reservoirs through, over, in or upon any land 



1903] Chapter 28(5. 293 

or inclosure through which it may be necessary for said pipes 
and water to pass or said excavations and reservoirs and water- 
works to be and exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, 
preserving orconnecting said water and placing said pipes, water- 
works or works as may be necessary for building and operat- 
ing such water-works or repairing the same ; provided, that if 
it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate any springs, 
streams or ponds or land for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise 
or lower the level of the same, and the said corporation shall 
not be able to agree with the owners thereof for the damages 
that may be done by said corporation, or the owners shall be 
unknown, either party may apply to the superior court at the 
trial term in the county of Grafton to have the same laid out 
and the damages determined ; and said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners for said county, who shall 
appoint a time and place of hearing and give notice thereof in 
the same manner as is now provided for laying out highways ; 
and said commissioners shall make report to said court and 
said court may issue execution thereon accordingly ; but if 
either party should desire it, upon application to said court, be- 
fore reference to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a 
trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as said 
court ma}' appoint. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is further authorized to establish, Maymaintain 

, ^. , r -117 ii 1- • £ electric plant. 

manage and carry on in the town of Warren, the busniess of 
generating, manufacturing, producing and supplying electric- 
ity for the purpose of light and heat, distributing, conveying and 
supplying electricity by metallic wires or by any other suitable 
means of transmitting the same, upon poles erected or obtained 
for that purpose, or in' subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed 
in the public streets, highways, sewers and other places, to con- 
struct suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machinery 
and works as may be needed and convenient for conducting the 
business of the corporation ; and said corporation shall have 
the right to lay or carry metallic wires upon poles erected, 
maintained or obtained for the purpose or in subterranean pipes, 
tubes or boxes and in other appropriate and convenient ways 
in the public streets, highways or sewers of said town of War- 
ren and to relay and repair the same agreeably to the direc- 
tions of the selectmen of said town, a due regard being had to 
public safety and travel ; to locate its wires and other means 
of transmission over or through public or private property 
or land, permission being had and price being agreed upon 
between the parties ; and to make contracts with the town of 
Warren and the Warren village or fire district for lighting their 
streets or public buildings. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may make any contract with contracts 
said town of Warren or the Warren village district or with any authorized, 
other person or corporation to furnish water, hydrants and other 



294 



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[1903 



First meeting. 



means for extinguishing fires and for other necessary purposes 
and such town or district or any fire precinct hereafter estab- 
lished, is hereby authorized to contract with this corporation 
for the same and may raise and appropriate money therefor. 

Sect. 8. The first two corporators named herein may call 
the first meeting of the corporation by giving notice in writing 
to each of the corporators of the time and places of meeting at 
least seven days before the day of meeting ; and at said meet- 
ing, or any adjourned meeting thereof, associates may be ad- 
mitted, all proper officers chosen, the capital stock fixed and 
such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed neces- 
sary to carry into effect the business of the corporation, 
issueofbonds. Sect. 9. The said corporation may borrow money and issue 
its bonds for any of the purposes for which it is incorporated, 
securing such bonds or loans by mortgage on its property and 
franchises. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 287. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE BENNINGTON WATER-WQRKS 

COMPANY. 



Charter 
amended. 



Section 1. Charter amended. 

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

Section 1. The Bennington Water-Works Company in- 
corporated under chapter 272 of the Laws of 1893, and revised 
and extended under chapter 207 of the Laws of 1899, is 
amended as follows: In section 1, of said act, after the word 
"pipes" in the seventh line of said section, insert, also for 
furnishing power by water motors or otherwise, so that the 
section shall read as follows: Section 1. That Samuel D. 
Downes, William E. Downes, Augustus W. Grey, Frederic C. 
Starrett, William C. Starrett and John L. Flemming, and their 
associates successors and assigns shall be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Bennington 
Water-Works Company for the purpose of bringing water into 
the village of Bennington in said state by subterranean pipes, 
also for furnishing power by water motors or otherwise, and 
by that name may sue, and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and are hereby invested with 
all the powers and privileges, and made subject to all the 
liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

, [Approved March 24, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter 288. 



295 



CHAPTER 288. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SONS OF VETERANS MEMORIAL HALL 

ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Property. 

3. By-laws. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of J^epresetitattves in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That Frank H. Challis, Robert R. McGregor, corporation 
Arthur L. Ordway, W. E. Brocklebank, Charles M. Mathon, \^^^l^l^^' 
David M. Johnson, and John A. Milnes, their associates and 
successors, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate 
by the name of the Sons of Veterans Memorial Hall Associa- 
tion, for the purpose of erecting and maintaining in the city of 
Manchester a memorial hall for the accommodation of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, Woman's Relief Corps, Sons of 
Veterans and Daughters of Veterans, and the care, preserva- 
tion and exhibition of records, relics and mementoes of the 
Civil War and other wars of the United States, and of articles 
of a patriotic or historical character; and said corporation shall 
possess 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 shall have the power to take and Property, 
hold, by gift, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any real or per- 
sonal estate to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and By-laws, 
regulations as they may deem expedient, not to conflict with 
the laws of the state. 

Sect. 4. The first three members named, or either of them, Firstmeeting, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice 
to each of the others herein named, in writing, at least seven 
days prior to said meeting 

Sect 
sacre. 



0. This act shall take effect from and after its pas- Takes effect 

'■ on passage. 



[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



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Chapter 289. 
CHAPTER 289. 



[1903 \ 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EPPING, BRENTWOOD AND KINGSTON STREET 

RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 



Capital stock. 



Section 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Bonds not to he sold at less than par. 

10. Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 

11. Subject to general law. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Takes effect on passage ; void as to 

parts not built within two years. 



^e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genej-al Court convened: 

Section 1. That Russell H. Fellows, William A. Good- 
rich, Richard R. Morris, D. Frank Fellows, Frank H. Wood, 
George F. Ouimby, L. Waldo Collins, Perrin W. Nichols, D. 
Frank Battles, Joseph A. Edgerly, John H. Carr their asso- 
ciates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of Epping, Brentwood and Kingston Street 
Railway Company, with power to construct, maintain and 
operate a railway with convenient branches, connections, sid- 
ings, poles, wires, turnouts, and switches, from some convenient 
point in the town of Newton at the tracks of the Haverhill, 
Plaistow and Newton Street Railway, thence by the most direct 
and feasible route, through or near that part of said Newton 
called Newton Junction, thence through the town of Kingston 
by or near Bartlett's tavern in the said town of Kingston, and 
through Kingston Plains, to and .through West Brentwood and 
Crawley's Falls in the town of Brentwood to Epping Corner by 
the Post-office block in the town of Epping, thence to and 
through the northeast corner of Brentwood aforesaid, thence to 
and through the town of Exeter to some convenient point in 
said Exeter at the tracks of the Exeter, Hampton and Ames- 
bury Street Railway ; 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 maintain 
suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, engines, 
electric or 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 
exceed two hundred thousand dollars and shall be divided into 
shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each ; but said 
compan}'' 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 



1903] Chapter 289. 297 

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 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 How laid out 
a 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 restric- 
tions and upon such conditions as they may deem the interests 
of the public require ; and the location thus granted shall be 
the true location of the tracks of said railway. But upon peti- 
tion of an}^ 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 ma}^ be had to the board of 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the 
expense of making such change in location shall be appor- 
tioned by the board of railroad commissioners between the rail- 
way and the town, as such board ma}^ deem just. The select- 
men of said town shall assess damages to abutters, subject to 
the right of appeal, in the same manner as now provided for by 
law in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public ^s^\^ere°"* 
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. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said J^i^ck^s^" ^^ 
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 rail- 
way to discontinue temporarily the use of an}' of its tracks in 
any highway, whenever they deem that the convenience and 
safety of the public require such discontinuance, without incur- 
ring any liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 



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Selectmen 
may make 
certain regu- 
lations. 



Rights re- 
served to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
ways in 
repair. 



Bonds not to 
be sold at less 
than par. 



Restrictions 
on sale of 
bonds, etc. 



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 rea- 
sonable orders, rules, and regulations with reference to their 
portion of said railwa}^ 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 highvvay in their respective 
towns, as the interest or convenience of the public may require ; 
and all designations, orders, riales, and regulations thus made 
or established and all locations made by selectmen shall be 
forthwith recorded in the records of said respective towns. 
The railway company, or any person interested, may at any 
time appeal from such 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 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 surveyors of highways in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the sur- 
face material of the portion of highwa3^s 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 por- 
tion of the highwa}' so occupied by its tracks; and shall be 
liable for any damage, loss, or injurv that any person not in its 
employ ma}^ sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, 
or misconduct of its agents and servants in the construction, 
management, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of indebt- 
edness, pa3^able at periods of more than twelve months from 
the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said company 
for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the face 
value thereof. 

Sect. 10. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of 
indebtedness at any time issued by said company shall be issued 
and sold to bona Jidc purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 



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299 



Sect. 11. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all Subject to 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the ^®"®''^ *^" 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first Firstmeeting. 
meeting by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

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

1111 -1 J • t • A. 11 ^ r • J • 1 i. t>n passage ; 

shall be void and moperative as to all parts ot said railway not void as to 
constructed and ready for operation within two years from its w1thin*^t\vo' * 
passage. years. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 290. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DERRY AND SALEM STREET RAILWAY COM- 
PANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built within two years. 



^e it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7'esentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Section 1. That John W. Wheeler, Matthew H. Taylor, Corporation 
Wallace W. Cole, and John P. Atwood all of Salem in the purposes. ' 
county of Rockingham, Levi W. Taylor of Methuen in the 
county of Essex and state of Massachusetts, and Frederick J. 
Shepard, Greenleaf K. Bartlett, Charles H. Day and Cassius 
S. Campbell all of Derry in said county of Rockingham, their 
associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of The Derry and Salem Street Railway 
Company, with power to construct, maintain, and operate a 
railway with convenient sidings poles, wires, turnouts, and 
switches from some convenient point at or near the causeway, 
so called across the Spicket river on the highway leading from 
Salem to Haverhill, in the said town of Salem, and thence run- 
ning through North Salem to some convenient point on the 
Chester and Derry Electric Railway in the village of East Derry. 
A track of this corporation shall be laid to connect with the 
Haverhill and Southern New Hampshire Railway at Salem and 
of the Chester and Derry Railway at East Derry : and in said 



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How laid out 
in highways. 



towns said street railway may be constructed upon and over 
such highways and lands as may be necessary ; and it 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. 
Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed 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, including the amount required to provide motive power 
for the operation thereof ; and its bonded and other indebted- 
ness shall at no time exceed the amount of its capital stock 
actually paid in. The amount of its capital stock and bonds to 
be issued from time to time shall be determined and issued in 
accordance with the provisions of chapter 27, section 17, Laws 
of 1895. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion 
of a public highwa}^ 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 b_y publication to all parties interested 
of the time and place at which they will consider said petition 
for location in the public highways of said town ; and after a 
public hearing of all persons interested, they may make an 
order granting the same, or any portion thereof, under such 
restrictions and upon such conditions as they may deem the 
interests of the public require ; and the location thus granted 
shall be deemed to be the true location of the tracks of said 
railway. But upon petition of any party interested, and after 
a public hearing of all parties, the same maybe changed at any 
time to other parts of the same highwa}' or street by subsequent 
order of said selectmen or their successors in otfice, if in their 
judgment the public good requires such change ; but, if such 
order is made after the construction of said railway on the orig- 
inal location, an appeal therefrom by any party interested 
may be had to the board of the railroad commissioners, whose 
decision shall be final ; and the expense of making such change 
in location shall be apportioned by the board of railroad com- 
missioners between the railway and the town as such board 
may deem just. The selectmen of said town shall assess dam- 
ages 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 
highway shall be laid out, located, and the location changed 
under the provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes; the 



How laid out 
elsewhere. 



1903] Chapter 290. 301 

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 duties, restrictions, and liabili- 
ties contained in said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said Location of 
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 rail- 
way 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 incur- 
ring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 

Sect. (>. The selectmen of the towns through which said miy*^i^ke 
railway shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and certain 
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 
appeal from such designations, orders, rules and regulations 
thus made and established to the board of railroad commission- 
ers, who shall, upon notice, hear the parties and finally deter- 
mine 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 towns, 
highways as authorized by law, without incurring any liability 
therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to Company 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- highways 
sioners, road commissioners, or surve3^or of highways, in the "^"^^p'""*- 
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 misconduct of its agents and servants in construction man- 
agement, or use of its tracks. 



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Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not 
built within 
two years. 



Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any threeof the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but 
shall be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not 
constructed and ready for operation within two years from its 
passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 291. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CHESTER, FREMONT AND BRENTWOOD 
STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; piirposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 



Section 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 

10. Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 

11. Subject to general law. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Takes effect on passage ; void as to 

parts not built within two years. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Section 1. That Andrew J. Brown, Daniel J. Smith, 
George W. Ball, D. Frank Fellows, Plummer B. Corson, John 
H. Carr, Warren True, their associates, successors and assigns, 
are hereby made a corporation by the name of Chester, Fre- 
mont and Brentwood Street Railway Company, with power to 
construct, maintain and operate a railway with convenient 
branches, connections, sidings, poles, wires, turnouts and 
switches from some convenient point in the town of Chester 
from a spike in the ground at the terminus of the Derry and 
Chester Street Railway near the house of Arthur H. Wilcomb 
in the town of Chester, thence by the most direct and feasible 
route, to and by the Congregational church in said Chester, to 
or near the house of A. W. Moore in said Chester, thence to 
and through the southeast corner of the town of Raymond to 
the west line of Fremont, thence to or near the post-office in 
Fremont, thence to the west line of the town of Brentwood at a 
point near the crossing of said line by the Exeter river, thence 



1903] Chapter 21)1. 303 

to or near the post-office in Brentwood, thence through Brent- 
wood and Exeter to a spike in the ground in the town of Exeter 
at the tracks of the Exeter, Hampton and Amesbury Street 
Railway near the Boston & Maine Railroad station ; 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 maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and 
other motive power, 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 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, including the amount required to provide motive 
power for the operation thereof : and its bonded and other in- 
debtedness shall at no time exceed the amount of its capital 
stock actually paid in. The amount of capital stock and bonds 
to be issued from time to time shall be determined and issued 
in accordance with the provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. iVll parts of said railway occupying any portion How laid out 
of a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the "^ •"s^'^^-'^y^- 
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 re- 
strictions and upon such conditions as they may deem the inter- 
ests of the public require ; and the location thus granted shall 
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 in location shall be apportioned 
by the board of railroad commissioners between the railwav 
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 for by law in 
he laying out of highways. 



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[1903 



How laid out 
elsewhere. 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain regu- 
lations. 



Rights re- 
served to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
ways in re- 
pair. 



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 lia- 
bilities 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 tor said railway, and may order said rail- 
way 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 incur- 
ring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 

Sect. (i. Selectmen of the towns through which said rail- 
way shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and 
kind of materials to be used in the construction of said railway 
within their said towns, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations with reference to their 
portion 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 
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 commis- 
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 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 surveyors of highways in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the 
surface material of the portion of highways and bridges occu- 
pied by its tracks, and shall keep in suitable repair for public 
travel the highwa}^ 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. 



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305 



or misconduct of its agents and servants in the construction, 
management, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of in- Bonds notto 

. , , 11, • 1 r xi . 1 .11- be sold at less 

debtedness, pavable at periods or more than twelve montlis irom than par. 
the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said company 
for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the face 
value thereof. 

Sect. 10. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of Restrictions 

. • on s<iIg of 

indebtedness at any time issued by said company shall be issued bonds, etc. 
and sold to bona Jidc purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 11. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all Subject to 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the ^^^^^^^ 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- Firstmeeting. 
ing by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

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

, , ^ , . T . , '=' on passage ; 

be void and inoperative as to all parts oi said railway not con- voidasto 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas- buiit'wlthia 
sage. ^^"^ y^^""''- 

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 292. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HISTORY COMMISSION OP CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. May appoint agents. 



Section 

4. Vacancies, how filled. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That the mayor of Concord, Amos Hadley, Corporation 
Howard F. Hill, Benjamin A. Kimball, James O. Lyford, 
Lyman D. Stevens and John M. Mitchell, their successors and 
assigns shall be and hereby are made a body politic and corpo- 
rate by the name of the History Commission of Concord. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall receive, when published. Purposes, 
all copies of the History of Concord, authorized by said city by 



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[1903 



ordinance passed January 14, 1896, and ordinances and reso- 
lutions supplementary thereto, and shall have the custody and 
control thereof, and shall provide for their sale, fixing the price 
thereof with the approval of the city councils of Concord, and 
account to said city for all moneys received therefrom. 

Sect. 3. This corporation is empowered to appoint an 
agent or agents to carry out its work and to fix their compen- 
sation. 

Sect. 4. Any vacancy in the incorporators shall be filled 
by the city councils upon recommendation of the remaining 
members. 

First meeting. Sect. 5. The mayor of Concord, Amos Hadley, Howard 

■ F. Hill and James O. Lyford, or any two of them may call the 

first meeting of this corporation not later than May ist, 1903, 

and at said meeting or any adjournment thereof may take such 

measures as are necessary to complete its organization. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1903.] 



May appoint 
agents. 



Vacancies 
how filled, 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 293. 



AN ACT TO INCOIIPORATE THE SWIFT RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Directors. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Void as to parts not built within ten 

years ; takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Purposes. 



Section 1." That George B. James, James E. French, A. C. 
Kennett, John C. Morgan and Charles E. Locke, their asso- 
ciates, successors and assigns are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of the Swift River Railroad Company, with all 
the rights, powers, and privileges, and subject to all the lia- 
bilities, duties, and restrictions of the laws of this state r&lating 
to railroads. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
locate, construct, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six 
rods in width, with the necessary additions for excavations and 
embankments, from a point in the town of Conway, near the 
mill or spool factory now or formerly of A. C. Kennett in the 
village of Conway Corner, being near the tracks of the Boston 
& Maine Railroad ; thence westerly and northerly up the Swift 



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307 



river valley, through the towns of Conway and Albany, in 
the county of Carroll, to some convenient point in the town of 
Waterville or the town of Livermore, in the county of Grafton, 
with the right to lease said railroad to anv railroad with which 
it may connect. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist Capital stock. 
of not more than five thousand shares of one hundred dollars 
each, to be determined from time to time by the board of direct- 
ors ; and a toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property that may be transported by said railroad. 

Sect. 4. The board of directors shall consist of seven per- Directors, 
sons, who shall be chosen annuall}' ; and all powers granted 
to this corporation, relating to the location, construction, and 
maintenance of said railroad, are hereby vested in the board of 
directors. 

Sect. 5. Any two of the above-named grantees may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice of the 
time and place in any newspaper published in said Carroll 
county, at least one week previous to day of meeting. 

Sect. 6. Whereas this road is designed for the transporta- Void as to 

. , , , , , . " '^ parts uot built 

tion of wood and lumber, and it may be necessary to construct within ten 
parts of it at different times, therefore the time for the com- elecVonpas- 
pletion of said road shall be ten years from the passage of this ®^^®' 
act, and this act shall be void as to any and all parts not com- 
pleted within said ten years, and shall take effect on and after 
its passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 294. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MEREDITH AND OSSIPEE VALLEY RAILROAD 

COMPANY. 



Skction 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. Directors. 

5. Void as to parts uot built within two 

years ; takes effect on passage. 
G. First meeting. 



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



Section 1. That George B.James, James E. French, A. C. Corporation 
Kennett, J. Alonzo Greene, Henry F. Dorr, Charles H. Dow ^""^ ^ ^ 
and Charles E. Locke, their associates, successors and assigns 
are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Meredith 
and Ossipee Valley Railroad Company, with all the rights, pow- 
ers, and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties, and 
restrictions of the laws of this state relating to railroads. 



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[1903 



Purposes. Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 

locate, construct, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six 
rods in width, with the necessary additions for excavations and 
embankments, from some convenient point on the line of the 
Concord & Montreal Railroad in the town of Meredith, through 
the towns of Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sand- 
wich, Tamworth to some convenient point on the line of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad in the town of Ossipee, through said 
town of Ossipee and the town of Freedom or Effingham, to 
some point on the state line in the towns of Freedom or Effing- 
ham, with the right to lease said railroad to any railroad with 
which it may connect. 
Capital stock. Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist 
of not more than five thousand shares of one hundred dollars 
each, to be determined from time to time by the board of direct- 
ors ; and a toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property that may be transported by said railroad. 
Directors. Sect. 4. The board of directors shall consist of seven per- 

sons, who shall be chosen annually ; and all powers granted 
to this corporation, relating to the location, construction, and 
maintenance of said railroad, are hereby vested in the board of 
directors. 
Void as to S?:cT. 5. This act shall be void as to any and all parts of 

^ithiiTtwo" said railroad not completed within two years from the passage 
effecft'oifpas- of this act and this act shall take effect on and after its passage. 
^^^^- Sect. 6. Any two of the above-named grantees may call 

First meeting, the first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice of 
the time and place in any newspaper published in said Carroll 
county, at least one week previous to day of meeting. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 295. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER LOAN AND TRUST COMPANY. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Powers. 

4. First meeting. 



Section 

5. How taxed. 

6. Subject to repeal ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoitse of Representatives in 
Gene)'al Coiirt convened: 

Section 1. That John W. Jewell, Dudley L. Furber, 
Adams T. Peirce, William H. Roberts, F. B. Clark, Owen 
Coogan, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby 
are incorporated and made a body corporate by the name of 
the Dover Loan and Trust Company, to be located at Dover, 
New Hampshire. 



1903] Chapter 296. 309 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital of fifty thou- Capital stock, 
sand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, 
and shall not berrin business until that sum shall have been - 
paid in in cash. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall be empowered with author- Powers. 
ity to have and execute all the powers and privileges incident to 
corporations 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 trustees, guardians, administrators, or others ; to act 
as trustee for individuals and corporations, and officially, under 
judicial appointment by the courts of this state 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 invest- 
ment securities ; and to do a general banking business ; but 
nothing in this act shall be construed as authorizing said cor- 
poration to do a savings-bank business. 

Sect. 4. The first four persons named in the first section of First meeting, 
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 newspaper printed in Dover, at least ten days 
before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 5. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force How taxed, 
governing the taxation of the capital stock in banks and trust 
companies 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, Subject to re- 
whenever m their opinion the public good requires it, and this effect on pas- 
act shall take effect upon its passage. "° ' 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 296. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BELLMAN CLUB, OF MANCHESTER, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



I^c it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

Section 1. That Frank Johnson, Samuel Osberg, Paul Corporation 
Janeson, Carl Svvanson, Theodore Johnson, August Johnson, purposes. 
Claus O. Johnson, Ernest Turnblom, their associates and suc- 
cessors, be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by 



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Property. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



the name of Bellman Club, of Manchester, N. 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 to make other provisions 
for said purposes ; said fund to be accumulated and all pay- 
ments 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 ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, and may improve, sell, and con- 
vey, or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Frank Johnson, Samuel Osberg, Paul Janeson, 
Carl Swanson, 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. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 297. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNCANOONUC INCLINE RAILWAY AND 
DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. 



Section 


Sec 


t. Corporation constituted; purposes. 


8. 


2. Capital stock. 


9. 


3. How laid out in highways. 


10. 


4. How laid out elsewhere. 


11. 


5. Location of tracks. 


12. 


6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 


13. 


tions. 




7. Rights reserved to towns. 





Company to keep highways in repair. 
Subject to general law. 
Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 
Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 
First meeting. 

Takes effect on passage ; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Section 1. ThatC. E. Littlefield, W. W. Forbes, Leonard 
G. Smith, Orrin E. Kimbal, Carl E. York, Harry A. Piper, 
Fred C. Porter, S. H. Brown, E. S. George, Albert Merrill, 
E. S. Whitnev, Frank E. Boyd, John H. Boyd, H. P. Watson, 
S. A. Felton,'G. M. Read, J. W. Harmon, J. B. Pattee, E. S. 
Newton, E. B. Graupner, Jr., W. L. Mason, E. C. Smith, F. 



1903] Chapter 297. 311 

A. Laxson, Wm. M. Parsons, James M. Moore, all of Man- 
chester, Joseph Abbott, Ira Abbott of Rumney, Charles A. 
Bunker of Barnstead, their associates, successors and assigns, 
are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Uncanoonuc 
Incline Railway and Development Company, with power to 
construct, maintain and operate, with single or double track, 
with convenient sidings, turnouts and switches, from a con- 
venient point in the southerly line of the Mast road, within the 
town of Goftstown, and within one mile from Shirley station, 
on the Boston and Maine Railroad, over and upon such high- 
ways and lands in said Gofl'stown as maybe necessary, to some 
convenient point at the summit of Uncanoonuc mountains, 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 and for furnishing lights on its 
own premises only ; all said power and lights are to be used 
in said town of Goffstown. Said corporation may purchase, 
sell, lease and improve real estate, and convert the same into 
parks and pleasure grounds, and construct and maintain suit- 
able pavilions, casinos, restaurants, hotels and other buildings 
and structures for the convenience, entertainment and comfort 
of the public. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not Capital stock. 
exceed one 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 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 How laid out 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- "^ ^"^^^'"'ays. 
men of the town in which said portions of highways or streets 
may be. The selectmen of the town, upon petition of the 
directors of said railway 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, 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 condi- 
tions 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 



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How laid out 
elsewhere. 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain regu- 
lations. 



Rights re- 
served to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
ways in re- 
pair. 



same may be changed at any time to other parts of the same 
highway or street by subsequent order of said selectmen, or 
their successors in office, if in their judgment the public good 
requires such change ; but, if such order is made after the con- 
struction of said railway on the original location, an appeal 
therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board of 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the 
expense of making such change of location shall be apportioned 
by the board of railroad commissioners between the railw^ay 
and the town, as such board may deem just. The selectmen of 
the 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 
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. 5. The selectmen of the town through w^hich said 
railway shall pass shall, within their town, 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 high- 
wa^^ whenever they deem that the convenience and safet}' 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 town through which said 
railway shall pass, may designate the quality and kind of mate- 
rial to be used in the construction of said railway within said 
town, and may from time to time make such reasonable orders, 
rules, and regulations, with reference to that portion of said rail- 
way occupying the public highways in such town, as to the 
rate of speed, the manner of operating said railway, the recon- 
struction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, and turnouts within 
any highway in the town. 

Sect. 7. Said town, for any lawful purpose, may take up 
and repair highways occupied b}' 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- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the said 
town, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the surface material 
of the portion of highways and bridges occupied by its tracks, 
and shall keep in suitable repair for public travel the highway 
for at least eighteen inches on each side of the portion of the 
highway so occupied by its tracks, and shall be liable for any 



1903] Chapter 298. 313 

damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ may 
sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct 
of its agents and servants in the construction, management, 
or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subiect to all Subject to 

.- , 11 . j-n J u 4.U general law. 

the provisions ot the general laws, except as modined by the 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 10. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of in- BoikIs not to 

, , , , , • 1 ,- , .1 ^u be sold at less 

debtedness, payable at periods ot more than twelve months than par. 
from the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said com- 
pany for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the 
face value thereof. 

Sect. 11. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of Restrictions 

• -11 -1 1111- J on sale ot 

indebtedness at anytime issued by said company shall be issued bonds, etc. 
and sold to dona fide purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- First meeting. 
ing by publication, or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of the meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall J^^iy^llf 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- void as to ' 

t^,- • •!• r-i. parts not 

structed and ready for operation within two years from its pas- Wilt within 

^ two years. 

sage. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 298, 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROPERTY OF THE MANCHESTER YOUNG 
men's christian ASSOCIATION FROM TAXATION. 

Section l. Property exempted. 

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

Section 1. The real estate and buildings of the Young Property 
Men's Christian Association, located on Amherst street in Man- 
chester, used exclusively for religious and social purposes, with 
such improvements as may be made thereon, shall be exempt 
from taxation so long as they are used for such purposes. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



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[1903 



CHAPTER 299. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE MILTON MILLS AND UNION ELECTRIC RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY. 



Company to keep highways in repair. 
Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 
Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 
Subject to general law. 
First meeting. 

Takes effect on passage; void as to 
parts not built within two years. 



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



Section 


Se 


1. 


Corporation constituted ; purposes. 


8 


2. 


Capital stock. 


9 


3. 


How laid out in highways. 


10 


4. 


How laid out elsewhere. 


11 


5. 


Location of tracks. 


12 


C. 


Selectmen may make certain regula- 
tions. 


13 


7. 


Rights reserved to towns. 





SXtuS; . Section 1. Henry H. Townsend, John E. Tovvnsend, 
purpose.?. Elbridge W. Fox, F. H. Lowd, George S. Lovering, Charles 
D. Fox, Forrest L. Marsh, Charles W. Gross of Milton Mills, 
J. Frank Farnham, William M. Lord of Union, and their asso- 
ciates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of the Milton Mills and Union Electric Railway 
Company, with powers to construct, maintain, and operate a 
railway with convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches, from 
some convenient point on the state line between Maine and 
New Hampshire, in the village of Milton Mills, running west- 
erly and northerly in the towns of Milton and Wakefield to 
some convenient point near the station of the Boston «&; Maine 
Railroad at Union in said Wakefield ; 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 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, 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 issued from time 
to time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the 
provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion 
of a 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, 



How laid out 
in highways. 



1903] Chapter 200. ^^^ 

upon petition of the directors of said railway for a location of 
its tracks on or over any public highway upon the line ot said 
route, shall give notice by publication to all parties interested 
of the time and place at which they will consider said petition 
for location in the public highways of said town, and, after a 
public hearing of all persons interested, they may make an 
order granting the same, or any portion thereof, under such 
restrictions and upon such conditions as they may deem the 
interests of the public require ; and the location thus granted 
shall be the true location of the tracks of said railway. But 
upon petition of any party interested and after a public hearing 
of all parties, the same may be changed at any time to other 
parts of the same highway or street by subsequent order of said 
selectmen or their successors in office, if in their judgment the 
public good requires such change ; but if such order is made 
after the construction of said railway on the original location, 
an appeal therefrom by any party interested may be had to the 
board of railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final ; 
and the expense of making such change in location shall be 
apportioned by the board of railroad commissioners between 
the railway and the town, as such board may deem just. The 
selectmen of said town shall assess damages to abutters, subject 
to the right of appeal, in the same manner as now provided for 
by law in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public How^iaW^out 
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. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said fi^cks"""** 
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 rail- 
way 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 incur- 
ring any liability therefor; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 

Sect. 6. Selectmen of the towns through which said rail- selectmen 
way shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and ™rtahi^ ^ 
kind of materials to be used in the construction of said railway regulations, 
within their said towns, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to 
their portion of said railway occupying the public highways in 
their respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of 
operation of said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, 
wires, switches, and turnouts within any highway in their 



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Rights 
reserved to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
ways in 
repair. 



Bonds not to 
be sold at less 
than par. 



Restrictions 
on sale of 
bonds, etc. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meetins 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts notbnilt 
within two 
years. 



respective towns, as the interest or convenience of the public 
may require ; and all designations, orders, rules, and regula- 
tions thus made or established and all locations made by select- 
men shall be forthwith recorded in the records of said respect- 
ive 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 rail- 
road 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 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, negligence, or mis- 
conduct of its agents and servants in the construction, manage- 
ment, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of 
indebtedness, pa3'able at periods of more than twelve months 
from the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said com- 
pany for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the 
face value thereof. 

Sect. 10. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of 
indebtedness at any time issued by said company shall be issued 
and sold to bona fide purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of raih-oad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 11. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 12. An}" three of the grantees may call the first 
meeting by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but 
shall be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not 
constructed and ready for operation within two years from its 
passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter 300. 



317 



CHAPTER 300. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 248 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, CREATING 
THE GRAFTON IMPROVEMENT MANUFACTURING & POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. May purchase stock of other corpora- 

tions. 

3. Other corporations ni<ay sell or lease. 

4. Rights of dissenting shareholders. 

5. May maintain dams. 

6. Capital stock ; property. 



Section 

7. Right of eminent domain; assess- 

ment of damages. 

8. May lay cahles for electric current. 

10. [9.] Pole locations. 

11. [10.] Exemption. 

12. [11.] Place of business. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



^c it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Conrt convened : 

Section 1. Strike out all the act after the enacting clause 
and insert in place thereof the following sections : Section 1. 
That Daniel C. Reinich, Frank P. Bond, Henry F. Green, 
John Tillotson, Harry M. Morse, George Morse and Oscar C. 
Hatch, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby 
constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
Gratton Power Company, for the purpose of establishing, gen- 
erating and operating water and electric power to be used for 
the purpose of manufacturing, milling, mining, heating, light- 
ing and operating electric railways, with full power to lease or 
sell any power generated by them for any of said purposes or 
any other legal purpose within the limits of Grafton and Coos 
counties in the state of New Hampshire and the counties of 
Caledonia and Essex in the state of Vermont, with all the pow- 
ers and privileges and subject to all the duties and liabilities 
which are legally incident to such corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have the right to buy, sell, May piu-chase 
hold, vote, pledge and own shares of the capital stock of any corporations, 
other corporation having similar or partly similar franchises 
within the counties named in this charter. And whenever this 
corporation shall acquire the entire capital stock of such other 
corporation or corporations it may issue so much of its own 
stock therefor as the several corporations by a majority vote of 
their shareholders may determine to be reasonably equal in 
value to the stock or property of such other corporation, but 
such determination evidenced by such votes shall be tiled in the 
office of the secretary of state before any new stock is issued, 
and nothing herein contained shall authorize the issue of more 
than one million dollars in capital stock, in all. Upon the issu- 
ing of such new stock this corporation shall become seized of 
the title of the other corporation to all the franchises, estate, 
rights and property so acquired, and shall be liable for all 
claims against such other corporation and shall have with 



318 Chapter 300. [1903 

respect to the propert}' estate and rights of said corporation all 
the franchises and powers it has with respect to its own prop- 
erty, together with all the franchises and rights formerly pos- 
sessed by the corporation whose capital stock has been 
acquired. 
Other corpo- Sect. 3. Any Corporation or corporations in any of the 

rations em- . i • i i r i • • ^ " 

powered to counties named in the charter of this corporation and engaged, 
sell or lease. , ■,^ . ,, . , . \ . , r i • 

wholly or partially, in any business to be carried on by this 

corporation, may sell or lease its property, franchises, estate 
and privileges to this corporation upon such terms as the major- 
ity of the stockholders of such other company or companies 
and of this corporation shall agree. 
J!?,fliff„^.VJlt Sect. 4. If any stockholder or stockholders of any such 

seiitiiig snare- . -' . ^ . •' 

holders. Other Corporation shall dissent from such vote of sale or lease 

and from such sale or lease, that corporation may proceed 
against him as in case of a dissenting stockholder of a railroad 
corporation, and all proceedings or rights acquired against such 
dissenting stockholder shall be the same as in the case of a dis- 
senting stockholder of a railroad corporation, and the stock 
taken shall become vested in such taking corporation at the 
same stage of the proceedings. If any stockholder of this cor- 
poration shall dissent from such purchase or lease and vote 
therefor, it may proceed to take his stock as above provided. 

May maintain Sect. 5. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to build and maintain a dam or dams and all such works 
and structures as may be convenient and useful to carry into 
effect the objects aforesaid on, in, upon and across the Con- 
necticut river at an}- feasible location or locations between the 
point where the lower Waterford bridge used to stand 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 franchises prop- 
erty or water rights now owned by the Dalton Power Company 
or its successors or assigns, and to make and maintain all such 
canals, slips and other devices as may be convenient, and to 
flow all such lands as may be convenient and useful in the 
prosecution of its business ; ^provided, hozvever, the structures 
authorized by this act shall in no case be of such a character as 
to infringe the public right of the highway for the floating of 
logs down said river in as free and convenient a manner as is 
afforded by the river in its natural condition. 

property *°^^' Sect. (3. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed the sum of one million dollars divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each, the amount thereof within said authorized 
sum shall be fixed by the corporation at its first meeting, and it 
may increase its capital stock within said limits as provided by 
law. Said capital stock may be paid in in cash or in property 
taken at a just valuation, but no certificate of stock shall be 



1908] Chapter 800. ■ 819 

issued until fully paid for in one or the other of said ways. 
Said company shall have the right to acquire, own or hold, by 
lease, or purchase, any or all property, real, personal or mixed 
that may be convenient, useful or desirable for the purpose of 
prosecuting its business, and shall have the power to sell, mort- 
gage, pledge or lease the properties, rights and franchises to 
other corporations in this state or the state of Vermont, and 
may issue its bonds to raise money for any lawful purpose, and 
may secure said bonds by a mortgage or mortgages of its prop- 
erty, franchises and privileges now possessed or which may be 
hereafter acquired. 

Sect. 7. If it shall become necessary at any time for such Right of emi- 

, , • 1 , 1 1 • , nent doinaiu ; 

corporation to acqun-e any lands or water rights to enable it to assessment 
build and maintain its dam or dams, works and structures and "' ' =^™*ses. 
to make and maintain its canals and slips within the limits men- 
tioned in section 5 and it cannot agree with the owner of such 
land or water rights upon a price therefor, then it may file a 
petition in the superior court for the county of Grafton or Coos 
in the district in which the land and water rights lie, which 
petition may be filed in term or vacation describing the partic- 
ular land or water rights to be taken and praying for an assess- 
ment of the damages of the owner for such taking and there- 
upon lawful process shall issue with order of notice to the owner 
which shall be served on the owner as required by the order 
and at said term (if filed in term) or at the next term of said 
court, if filed in vacation, the owner may elect a jury trial as 
to the assessment of damages, and his damages shall be assessed 
by a jury and judgment shall be entered according to the find- 
ing of the jury, and upon payment or tender to the owner by 
the corporation of the amount of the judgment, the corporation 
shall be vested with the title to the land, or water right. But 
if the owner elects that the petition be referred to a board of 
referees or to the county commissioners, it shall be so referred, 
and they shall proceed as county commissioners proceed in 
hearing and determining appeals from the award of damages 
in laying a highway, and judgment on their report shall be 
final, and upon payment or tender to the owner by the corpora- 
tion of the amount of the judgment, the corporation shall be 
vested with the title to the land or water right. But, however 
the damages are assessed, if the owner does not accept the 
amount tendered to him, it shall be deposited with the clerk of 
the superior court of Grafton county or Coos county, as the case 
may be, subject to the owner's order before the corporation shall 
enter upon any land taken, or use and exercise any rights, 
privileges, or interest taken. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may lay suitable cables upon the May lay 
bed of the Connecticut river from bank to bank to be used for eiectdc 
transmission of electric currents for all the purposes set forth •^^"^"'^• 
in this charter, and may use any other method or appliances 



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Pole loca- 
tions. 



Exemption. 



Place of 
business. 



for transmission of said currents across said river, but not in 
any such manner as to obstruct the full and free use of said 
river as a public highway. 

Sect. 10. [9.] All pole locations granted pursuant to pro- 
ceedings under chapter 81 of the Public Statutes shall be 
irrevocable for the term for which they are granted unless rev- 
ocation is required for the prosecution of some public work. 

Sect. 11. [10.] Section 4 of chapter 150 of the Public 
Statutes shall not be applicable to this corporation and its 
stockholders and debts. 

Sect. 12. [11.] The principal place of business of this cor- 
poration shall be at such place in the county of Grafton or the 
county of Coos as may be determined bv the incorporators at 
their first meeting, and it may be changed at any time b}' vote 
of the corporation, but must be at some place in said counties. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 301. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SOCIETY OP 
SOCIAL FRIENDS," APPROVED JUNE 29, 1826, "AN ACT TO INCORPO- 
RATE THE UNITED FRATERNITY," APPROVED JULY 6, 1827, AND " AN 
ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PHILOTECHNIC SOCIETY OF THE CHANDLER 
SCIENTIFIC DEPARTMENT OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE," APPROVED JULY 
13, 1854, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CALLING OF MEETINGS OF SA]I> 
CORPORATIONS RESPECTIVELY. 



Section 

1. Meetings, how called. 

2. Votes by proxy. 

3. Disposition of property. 



Section 

4. Former acts amended. 

5. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



Meetings, 
how called. 



J5e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. A meeting of each or either of said corporations 
may be called by any justice of the peace within and for the 
county of Grafton to act upon any matter within the competency 
of the corporation by publishing notice thereof and of the ob- 
ject of the meeting in three successive issues of " The Dart- 
mouth," a magazine published by the students of Dartmouth 
College, the last publication to be at least ten days before the 
day of the meeting. 



1903] Chapter 802. 321 

Sect. 2. Members of the corporation may vote at any meet- pro*|y^^ 
ing of the corporation upon any subject before the meeting, by 
proxy, the authority for so doing being in writing and signed 
by the member ; and a majority of the votes cast upon any 
subject shall bind the corporation. 

Sect. 3. Each of said corporations is authorized to sell or Disposition of 
donate and transfer its library and other property to the trustees 
of Dartmouth College, for the uses of the college. 

Sect. 4. Section 3 of each of the two acts first mentioned Former acts 

, . , , . . Ill •! • 1 • amenaeu. 

m the title to this act is amended by striking out the proviso 
therein and inserting in the place thereof the following : Said 
corporation may sell or donate and transfer its library and other 
property to the trustees of Dartmouth College, for the uses of 
the college, by a major vote of the members voting in person 
and by proxy at any meeting of the corporation called for the 
purpose in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take etTect upon its passage ; and T'^kes effect 

,, , . . r • • 1 -1 11 on passage; 

all acts and provisions of acts inconsistent therewith are hereby repealing 
11 clause. 

repealed. 

[Approved March 25, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 302. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND CONFIRM THE WARRANT FOR, AND THE VOTES 
AND PROCEEDINGS AT, THE ANNUAL ELECTION AND MEETING IN WARD 
THREE OP THE CITY OP BERLIN, HELD THE TENTH DAY OP MARCH, 
1903. 

Section i Section 

1. Warrant and proceedings legalized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

^e it enacted by the Senate and House of Re^7'esentatives in 
Gene?- a I Court convened: 

Section 1. That the warrant of the supervisors of check- Warrant and 
lists for, and the votes and proceedings thereunder at, the fegafized!^'^ 
annual election and meeting in Ward Three of the city of Ber- 
lin, held in said ward on the tenth day of March, 1903, are 
hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 27, 1903.] 



3?2 



Chapters 303, 304. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 303. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD & MONTREAL RAILROAD, LESSOR, 
TO VOTE ON ALL STOCK OWNED BY IT IN OTHER CORPORATIONS. 



Authority 
granted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 
1. Authority granted. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. At all meetings of corporations whose capital 
stock is owned in whole or in part by the Concord «& Montreal 
Railroad, lessor of the Boston & Maine Railroad, said Concord 
& Montreal Railroad, lessor, may vote on all such stock owned 
by it. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 304. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE KEARSARGE MOUNTAIN ELECTRIC RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 



Section 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Bonds not to be sold at less than par. 

10. Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 

11. Subject to general law. 

12. First meeting. 

13. Takes effect when ; void as to parts 

not built within two years. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



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

Section 1. That Arthur Thompson, E. H. Carroll, Mason 
T. Ela, W. N. Davis, A. J. Hook, C. B. Thompson and their 
associates, successors and assigns are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of The Kearsarge Mountain Electric Railway 
Company with power to construct, maintain and operate a 
railwa}^ with convenient sidings, turnouts and switches, from 
some convenient point in the village of Warner in the town of 
Warner and through the towns of Warner and Salisbury to 
some convenient point near the top of Kearsarge mountain ; 
and may also construct and maintain suitable buildings, dams. 



1903] Chapter 304. 323 

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 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 issued from time 
to time shall be determined and issued in accordance with the 
provisions of the general laws. 

Sect. o. All parts of said railwav occupying any portion How laid out 
of a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the ° 

selectmen of the towns 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 an}' public highway upon the line of said route, shall 
give notice by publication to all parties interested of the time 
and place at which they will consider said petition for location 
in the public highways of said town, and, after a public hear- 
ing of all persons interested, they may make an order granting 
the same, or any portion thereof, under such restrictions and 
upon such conditions as they may deem the interests of the 
public require ; and the location thus granted shall be the true 
location of the tracks of said railway. But upon petition of any 
party interested and after a public hearing of all parties, the 
same may be changed at any time to other parts of the same 
highway or street by subsequent order of said selectmen or their 
successors in office, if in their judgment the public good requires 
such change ; but if such order is made after the construction 
of said railway on the original location, an appeal therefrom by 
any party interested may be had to the board of railroad com- 
missioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the expense of 
making such change in location shall be apportioned by the 
board of railroad commissioners between the railway and the 
town, as such board may deem just. The selectmen of said 
town shall assess damages to abutters, subject to the right of 
appeal, in the same manner as now provided for by law in the 
laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public How laid out 
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. 



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[1903 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen 
may make 
certain regu- 
lations. 



Rights re- 
served to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
ways in re- 
pair. 



Bonds not to 
be sold at less 
than par. 



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 temporaril}'- 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 rail- 
way shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and 
kind of materials to be used in the construction of said railway 
within their said towns, and may from time to time make such 
reasonable orders, rules, and regulations with reference to their 
portion 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 compan}^ 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 
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 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, negligence, or mis- 
conduct of its agents and servants in the construction, manage- 
ment, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of 
indebtedness, pa3^able at periods of more than twelvemonths 
from the date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said com- 
pany for a less sum to be paid to said company in cash than the 
face value thereof. 



1903] Chapter 304. 325 

Sect. 10. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidences of on saleof^^ 
indebtedness at anytime issued by said company shall be issued bonds, etc. 
and sold to bona Jidc purchasers in such manner and subject to 
such restrictions as the board of railroad commissioners may 
prescribe, and said company shall not apply any part of the 
proceeds of said bonds for the original construction or equip- 
ment of its plant except in accordance with the approval of the 
railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 11. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all Subject to 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 12. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting First meeting, 
by publication or by giving personal notice to the other grantees 
at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall not take effect until said Kearsarge Takes effect 
Mountain Electric Railway Company shall have purchased all to parts not 
the property and assets of the Warner & Kearsarge Road Com- twcl^years!'^ 
pany whether standing in the name of said company or in the 
name of Nehemiah G. Ordway, meaning the property and assets 
used or acquired in connection with the construction and opera- 
tion of the road which said Warner & Kearsarge Road Company 
was chartered to build, said property and assets being subject to 
the rights of the United States government for a telegraph or 
telephone line over said road under a contract with a duly author- 
ized agent of the government named Howgate ; -provided that 
^aid Warner «& Kearsarge Road Company or said Nehemiah G. 
Ordway, in case the title to said property stands in his name, will 
sell the same to said Kearsarge Mountain Electric Railway Com- 
pany at the value thereof to be ascertained and determined by a 
board of three competent and disinterested arbitrators to be 
mutually agreed upon, or in default of such agreement, to 
be appointed by the superior court of Merrimack county upon 
petition of either party, and shall be void and inoperative as to 
all parts of said railway not constructed and ready for opera- 
tion within two years from its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapters 305, 306. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 305. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE EXETER GAS, 
ELECTRIC LIGHT, AND POWER COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the corporate name of the Exeter Gas, 
Electric Light, and Power Company as established by an act of 
the legislature at the Januar\^ session, 1903, be and hereby is 
changed to the Exeter Gas Light Company. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 306. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONNECTICUT RIVER POWER COMPANY 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Corporation 

constituted. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers and purposes. 

3. Charge to municipality for electric 

service, how fixed. 

4. Assessment of flowage damages. 

5. Capital stock. 

6. Issue of bonds, etc. 



Section 

7. Stock subscriptions ; first meeting. 

8. Directors and officers. 
May begin business when. 
Consolidation authorized. 
Subject to repeal ; void unless work 

begun within five years. 
Takes effect on passage. 



9. 
10. 
11. 

12. 



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

Section 1. That E. G. Robertson, of Hinsdale, O. E. Ran- 
dall and Fred Harris, of Chestertield, Willard Bill, Jr., of West- 
moreland, Windsor H. Goodnows of Keene, and John H. Kim- 
ball, of Marlborough, all in the state of New Hampshire; and 
W. H. Vinton, Charles W. Dunham, Charles A. Harris, Charles 
R. Crosby, and J. Gra}^ Estey, all of Brattleboro in the state of 
Vermont, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby 
made a body corporate by the name of The Connecticut River 
Power Company of New Hampshire, and by that name may 
have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be and 



1903] 



Chapter 30(5. 327 



hereby are invested with all the powers, privileges, and made 
subject to all the liabilities, under the laws of the state appli- 
cable to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall have the power and P^J^^^ses 
authority to construct a dam across the Connecticut river at any 
point in said river opposite the town of Brattleboro, Vermont, 
south of the mouth of the West river, together with all neces- 
sary wings, retaining walls, canals, gates, power-houses, mills 
and the necessary appurtenances, all to develop the water 
power of the Connecticut river, at the point where said dam 
shall be constructed, and for running and operating water mills 
and for erecting a reservoir of water, and for equalizing the 
flow^ of the same to its use and to the use of their mills for man- 
ufacturing and municipal purposes, and to use and sell water 
power from said dam and reservoir and from said water mills 
for municipal and manufacturing purposes, and to manufac- 
ture, produce and sell therefrom electricity for furnishing power 
for any and all uses, lighting the streets and the highways, 
lighting and heating buildings, manufactories and other places, 
and to enter into and execute contracts, agreements or cove- 
nants in relation to the objects of the corporation, and of en- 
forcing the same ; and any municipality to which electricity 
may be so furnished is hereby authorized to contract with this 
corporation for electricity for public uses on such terms as the 
parties may agree and \o raise money therefor in the same 
manner as other town charges. Said corporation shall be ca- 
pable of taking and holding any estate, real and personal, 
necessary for the purposes of said corporation, and which may 
be necessary for said corporation to acquire and hold for the 
purpose of securing debts accrued in the regular business of 
said corporation ; and may for the purpose of distributing and 
delivering electricity for the purposes as herein provided, erect 
and maintain lines and conduits under, in, or upon the streets 
and highways of any town or city under such regulations 
therefor as are provid'ed under the general laws of the state. 
The said corporation shall also have the power to construct 
and maintain a plant for producing electricity by steam power 
as auxiliary to the water power it may develop as herein pro- 
vided. Provided akvays that the said corporation is hereby 
granted no right or privilege to construct any dam which will 
raise the water in the Connecticut river at any point within two 
and one half miles of the dam of the Bellows Falls Canal Com- 
pany on said river, either at low, medium or high water at any 
season of the vear, and provided further, that none of the struc- 
tures hereby authorized shall interfere with the free use of said 
river as a public highway for floating logs. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall furnish to any municipality SStpaiity 
whose territory adjoins the flowage caused by said dam, elec- how iixed. 
tricity for lighting the streets and highways, and public build- 



328 Chapter 306. [1903 

ings of such municipality, and for pumping water for fire pro- 
tection and domestic uses in and for such municipality, which 
shall be furnished to the distance of fifteen miles from said dam, 
in preference to any other demands for or use of such water 
power or electricity produced or manufactured under the pro- 
visions of this act. Jn case this corporation cannot agree with 
the officers of such municipality or municipalities as to the 
charge to be made for electricity furnished under the provisions 
of this section, either party may petition to the superior court 
for Cheshire county to have the amount of compensation there- 
for determined; and said superior court shall thereupon, on due 
notice, hear and determine the facts involved, either by a com- 
mission or in open court, and thereupon make such order and 
judgment in the premises as to the court shall seem just and 
reasonable. And this corporation shall then and thereupon 
furnish to such municipality, electricity for the purposes named 
in this section, under and according to the terms of such judg- 
ment and order, until the same be revised, modified or altered 
by said court. And in case this corporation shall wilfully fail 
and neglect to comply with such judgment and order, it shall 
forfeit the sum of twenty-five dollars per day as a penalty, to 
the other party, to be recovered by the other party in an action 
on this statute. 

Assessment of Sect. 4. If in the erection, maintenance or continuance of 
flowage dam- . , . ' -n -^ 

ages. said dam, vvmgs, retammg walls, canals and water mills, it 

becomes necessary to flow water on to lands or property of any 
other person or persons or corporation, and this corporation 
cannot agree with the owner or owners thereof as to the neces- 
sity for and damage to be paid therefor, this corporation may 
apply by petition to the superior court for the count}-- of Cheshire 
to have the necessity therefor determined and the damage that 
mav have been or may be done thereby, assessed, and then 
and thereupon the same proceedings shall be had in the prem- 
ises as are provided in sections 14 to 18 inclusive, of chapter 
142 of the Public Statutes of New Hampshire, as amended by 
chapter 50 of the acts of 1893. And upon payment or tender 
of the damage and costs, so ascertained and determined, and 
not before, this corporation may proceed and continue to flow 
water on to said land and property. Provided, however, that 
nothing in this act shall be so construed as to authorize the tak- 
ing by said corporation for the purpose of its charter of any 
lands or other property already appropriated and in use for rail- 
road purposes, or which may be required for the double track 
of the Vermont Valley Railroad between the villages of Bel- 
lows Falls and Brattleboro, Vermont : And j[)rovidcd further 
that the dam of this corporation shall not be flooded until the 
embankments, road-bed, ways, culverts and bridges of the 
Brattleboro & Whitehall Railroad and the Vermont Valley 



1903] Chapter 30G. 329 

Railroad in Vermont, and the highway bridge across the Con- 
necticut river between Walpole and Westminster, are properly 
and effectively protected against damage, by rubble, masonry 
or otherwise, to the satisfaction of the engineers of said respect- 
ive railroad companies, and, as to said highway bridge, to the 
satisfaction of the selectmen of the town of Walpole, and in case 
of disagreement as to the method and construction of said pro- 
tection and its effectiveness or the necessity therefor, the same 
shall be determined by a competent board of engineers, experi- 
enced and qualified in railroad and bridge construction and 
work ; one to be named by this corporation, one by the railroad 
company or town interested, and the third to be chosen by 
them. Any required changes in the construction of bridges 
including the said Walpole bridge, culverts or road-bed to be 
made by the railroad company or town respectively interested, 
or the lessees of said railroad companies, subject to the forego- 
ing provisions, at the expense of this corporation and within a 
reasonable time .after notice of the requirements and security 
given for its payment. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of this corporation shall be two Capital stock, 
hundred thousand dollars, which may be increased by a major- 
ity vote of its stockholders to any sum not to exceed one mil- 
lion dollars. Said capital stock shall be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 6. Said company shall have the power to borrow issue of bonds, 
money, issue its bonds therefor, and, upon vote of its stock- 
holders, mortgage its property, rights and franchise to secure 
the payment of such bonds to an amount not exceeding the 
amount of its capital stock. 

Sect. 7. The persons named in section 1 of this act shall |!^p^tJo,\'g: 
be commissioners to receive subscriptions to the capital stock of iirst meeting, 
this corporation, and after sutlicient capital stock has been sub- 
scribed, as herein provided, any three of them may call the 
first meeting of the corporation by publication or by giving 
personal notice to the other grantees and subscribers to stock, 
at least ten days prior to the time of meeting, at which first 
meeting or any adjournment thereot', by-laws may be adopted, 
directors chosen, and such other business transacted as thought 
proper when met. 

Sect. 8. The management of the affairs of this corporation Directors and 

O til C GTS 

shall be vested in a board of directors, to consist of not less than 
five in number, to be chosen from the stockholders, at the 
annual meeting, who shall hold office until others are chosen 
in their places, and a majority of such board shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business. Said board of direct- 
ors shall elect a president, clerk and treasurer, who shall give 
bonds as they may determine, and such other officers and agents 
as may be found necessary, and fix their duties and compensa- 
tion. 



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[WOc 



May begin 

business 

when. 



Consolidation 
anthorized. 



Subject to 
repeal ; void 
unless work 
begun within 
five years. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 9. The said company shall not organize or be em- 
powered to transact business until ten thousand dollars of the 
capital stock has been subscribed, and twenty-five per cent, of 
said sum shall have been paid in. 

Sect. 10. This corporation may merge and consolidate its 
capital stock, franchises and property with, and may acquire 
the capital stock, franchises and property of any other corpo- 
ration or corporations tbrmed under the laws of any other state, 
for the same purposes that this corporation is organized. And 
any other such corporation which shall take and acquire the 
capital stock, franchise and property of this corporation shall 
have all the rights of and shall be subjected to all the duties 
and obligations of this corporation, in ever}^ particular, as pro- 
vided in this act. 

Sect. 11. This act shall be within the control of the lecis- 
lature at any time to amend or repeal as the public good shall 
require. If said corporation shall not within five 3'ears after 
the approval of this act commence the construction of said dam, 
then this act shall be void. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 307. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CALEDONIA POWER COMPANY. 



Section' 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. May hold stock of other corporations. 

3. Construction of lines. 

4. Capital stock; property. 

5. Issue of bonds. 



Section 

6. May maintain dams. 

7. May lay cables for electric current. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Section 1. That George Van Dyke of Boston, county of 
Suffolk and commonwealth of Massachusetts, Philo B. Van 
Dyke of Barnet, county of Caledonia and state of Vermont, 
Irving W. Drew, W. P. Buckley, INIerrill Shurtleff of Lancas- 
ter, county of Coos and state of New Hampshire, Herbert I. 
Goss of Berlin, in said county of Coos, their associates, suc- 
cessors and assigns, are hereby constituted a body politic and 
corporate by the name of The Caledonia Power Company, for 
the purpose of establishing, generating and operating water 
and electric power to be used for the purpose of manufactur- 
ing, milling, mining, heating, lighting, and operating electric 
railways, with full power to lease or sell any power generated 



1903] Chapter 307. 331 

by them for any of said purposes, or any other legal purpose 
within the limits of Grafton and Coos counties in the state of 
New 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 which are legally inci- 
dent to such corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporations shall have the right to buy, May hold 
sell, hold, vote, pledge and own shares of the capital stock of cJrporations. 
any other corporation having similar or partly similar fran- 
chises, within the counties named in this charter, and it shall 
also have the right to acquire by lease the property, rights, 
privileges and immunities of any corporation or corporations 
doing business within said counties, upon such terms and con- 
ditions as shall be mutually agreed upon, and upon such pur- 
chase or lease and a transfer and conveyance of the same to 
the company, it shall succeed to and enjoy all the rights, priv- 
ileges and immunities enjoyed and belonging to the purchased 
or leased company. 

Sect. 3. The said company is hereby authorized to con- Construction 

,...,. ^ ^ . . •' 1 -ii iU ot lines. 

struct and maintain its lines of wires in accordance with the 
laws of the state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall not Capital stock ; 
exceed the sum of one million dollars, divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each. The amount thereof, within said 
authorized limits shall be fixed by the corporators upon the 
organization of the company, and the same shall from time to 
time be increased as determined by the stockholders until all 
the one million dollars has been issued. Said capital stock 
may be paid in cash or in property taken at a fair valuation, 
but no shares shall be issued until fully paid for. The said 
company shall have the right to acquire, own, or hold by lease 
or purchase, any and all property, both real and personal, that 
may be necessary or useful for the purpose of its business, and 
shall also have the power to sell, mortgage or lease its fran- 
chises, rights, and properties to any other corporation. 

Sect. 5. The said company may issue its bonds for the issue of bonds, 
accomplishment of any of the purposes for which it is incor- 
porated at such rates and times, and in such amounts as the 
stockholders may authorize ; provided such bonds shall not be 
issued in amounts exceeding the amount of the capital stock 
actually paid in ; and it may secure payment of such bonds, 
both principal and interest, by mortgage on its property and 
franchises. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is hereby authorized and em- May maintain 
powered to keep and maintain a dam or dams, and all such ^"^^" 
works and structures as may be necessary and proper to carry 
into effect the objects aforesaid, on and across the Connecticut 
river at any point or points between the confluence of the Pas- 
sumpsic and Connecticut rivers on the south and a point known 



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[1903 



May lay ca- 
bles for elec- 
tric current. 



First meeting 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



as lower Waterford bridge on said Connecticut river on the 
north, and to make and maintain all such canals and slips as 
may be necessary and proper for the purposes aforesaid ; pro- 
vided, hozvcvc?-, that the structures authorized by this act shall 
in no case be of such a character as to infringe the public right 
of the highway for the floating of logs down the said river in 
as free and convenient a manner as is afforded by the river in 
its natural condition, ^Lwd p)'oz'ided \\. shall not by its structures 
flow back so as to interfere with the property or water rights of 
the Grafton Improvement, Manufacturing & Power Company, 
or the Grafton Power Company. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may lay suitable cables upon the 
bed of the Connecticut river from bank to bank, to be used for 
the transmission of electric currents for all the purposes set 
forth in this charter, and may use any other method or appli- 
ance for the transmission of said currents across said river, but 
not in any such manner as to obstruct the full and free use of 
said river as a public highway for the floating of logs. 

Sect. 8. Any person named in this act may call the first 
meeting of the corporation by giving personal notice to all the 
grantees at least ten days before such meeting, at which meet- 
ing, or any other meeting duly holden, associates may be 
elected, by-laws adopted, and a president, clerk, and such 
other officers and agents as may be deemed necessary may 
be chosen. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 30S. 



AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE COLEBROOK WATER COM- 
PANY, APPROVED FEBRUARY 23, 1897. 



Section 
1. Charter revived. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage ; exemption. 



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



Charter re- 
vived. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
exemption. 



Section 1. An act entitled "An act to incorporate the 
Colebrook Water Company," approved February 23, 1897, is 
hereby revived and continued in force as fully and completely, 
to all intents and purposes, as if the same were incorporated at 
the present time. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, and the provisions of section 5, chapter 14 of 
the Public Statutes, shall not apply thereto. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapter 309. 



333 



CHAPTER 309. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PEABODY RIVER IMPROVEMENT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. May maintain dams; assessment of 

flowage damages. 

3. May establish tolls. 

4. Tolls subject to revision. 



Section 

5. Rates of toll to be published. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Frank P. Thomas of Andover, Maine, James Corporation 
M. Lavin, Ernest McC. Macy, Jason H. Woodward and purposes. 
Osman W. Fernald of Berlin, New Hampshire, and Alva B. 
Libby and Walter C. Libby of Gorham, New Hampshire, and 
their associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and hereby 
are made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Pea- 
body River Improvement Company, for the purpose of erecting 
dams and sluices, and making such other improvements as may 
be proper and necessary, on Peabody river and its tributaries 
in Coos county, to improve said river and its tributaries, for the 
purpose of driving logs and lumber therein, and driving lumber 
over and through said dams and sluices, and of establishing 
rates of toll on lumber so driven and sluiced ; and shall be 
invested with all the rights and privileges, and subjected to all 
the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature ; and may pur- 
chase and hold real estate and other property not exceeding in 
value the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, said sum to be 
held in shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may erect and maintain such May maintain 
and so many dams, sluices, and booms, on said river and its mentoffow- 
tributaries, and may clear, deepen, and improve the same to age damages. 
such extent as shall be deemed necessary for the proper driv- 
ing of logs and lumber through said improvements and river 
into the Androscoggin river; and if the owner or owners of any 
property situated within the bounds of said river feel that his or 
their property has been damaged by said improvements, he or 
they may apply to the superior court for the southern judicial 
district of said county, and said court shall, on application of 
the party aggrieved, cause said damage, if any, to be estimated 
by the county commissioners of said county ; -provided^ hozv- 
ever, that if either party, before such reference to said county 
commissioners or committee of three disinterested men shall so 
desire, the question of damages shall be submitted to a jury 
for determination. 



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May establish 
tolls. 



Tolls subject 
to revision. 



Rates of toll 
to be pub- 
lished. 



First meetint 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 3. Said corporation may make and establish such 
rates of toll for driving lumber or timber over or through said 
dams, sluices, and river and its tributaries as may be deemed 
by them expedient, and shall have power to sue for and collect 
such toll in the same manner as corporations are by law allowed 
to collect debts due them ; and said corporation may have a 
lien on all logs or timber which may pass over or through said 
dams, sluices, and improvements, and may hold possession of 
the same until said tolls are paid or satisfactorily secured. 

Sect. 4. Any party aggrieved by the rates of toll so estab- 
lished as aforesaid in the preceding section, may apply to said 
court or any justice thereof, who after due notice to the parties 
and hearing shall revise said rates, and his revised rates of toll 
shall be the established rates on said river. 

Sect. 5. As soon as said rates of toll are established, said 
corporation shall cause the same, duly attested, to be published 
in some newspaper in said district, and such rates, when so 
published and recorded in the clerk's book of records of the 
doings of said corporation, shall be the established rates, and 
such notice shall be deemed legal notice to all parties con- 
cerned. 

Sect. G. Either one of the incorporators, may call the first 
meeting of said corporation by publishing notice thereof three 
weeks prior to said meeting in the Coos County Democrat^ a. 
newspaper printed in said district ; and said corporation when 
so met may elect associates, establish by-laws, rules, and reg- 
ulations for the government of the same, elect officers as may 
be necessary, and transact such business as may pertain to 
corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or 
repeal this act. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter 310. 



335 



CHAPTER 310. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONCORD, DOV^ER & ROCHESTER STREET 

RAILWAY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Vacancy in membership, how filled. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. How laid out in higliways. 

5. How laid out elsewhere. 

6. Location of tracks. 

7. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 



Section 

8. Rights reserved to 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 within two years; 
exemption. 



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

Section 1. That Elisha R. Brown, Arthur G. Whittemore, corporation 
Thomas H. Dearborn, Daniel Hall, and George D. Barrett, p u" poses. ^ '^ ' 
all of Dover in the county of Strafford, Frederic E. Small, R. 
DeWitt Burnham, Charles S. Barker, all of Rochester in said 
count3s Nathaniel 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. Cate, F. 
H. Folsom, and Samuel W. Gerrish, all of Northwood in the 
county of Rockingham, and William C. Chesley of Notting- 
ham in said county of Rockingham, John H. Neal and Samuel 
D. Felker both of said Rochester, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway, with power to 
construct, maintain, and operate a railway with convenient sid- 
ings, poles, wires, turnouts, and switches from some convenient 
point at or near the intersection of North 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 Pembroke ; thence through the northwestern corner of said 
Pembroke, and through Chichester, and through the village of 
Short Falls or Epsom Depot in the town of Epsom, Northwood, 
and through the northerly corner of the town of Nottingham, 
Barrington ; thence through Strafford, and the northerly corner 
of the town of Madbury, and in the city of Dover to some con- 
venient point at or near the Boston & Maine Railroad station 
in the city of Dover, or through the city of Rochester to some 
convenient point at or near the Boston & Maine Railroad sta- 
tion 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 



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corporation shall build the railroad hereby authorized to both 
of them, or in either of said cities in case it shall build the rail- 
road herein authorized to but one of them, the track of this 
corporation shall be laid to connect with the track of the Dover, 
Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway at the extreme point 
to which said Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway 
shall have been constructed at the time of the building of the 
railroad hereby authorized, toward the west in said city or 
cities. And in said city or cities from such extreme point this 
corporation may enter upon, use, and run its cars over the line 
of the Dover, Somersworth & 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, Somersworth & 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. Said corporation may con- 
struct 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 ; and may also construct 
and maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, 
engines, electric and other machinery for the generation of 
electricity or other motive power, except steam, for the opera- 
tion of said railway. 

Sect. 2. In case of the death or inability to act of any 
incorporator, his associates from the town or city in which he 
lived may fill the vacancy by choice signified to all their asso- 
ciates 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 
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. 4. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the 
selectmen of the town or towns or the board of mayor and 



Vacancy in 
membersliip, 
how filled. 



How laid out 
in highways. 



1903] Chapter 310. 337 

t 

aldermen of the city or cities in which said portions of high- 
ways or streets may be. The selectmen of the towns, or mayor 
and aldermen of cities, respectively, upon petition of the direct- 
ors of said railway tor 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 pub- 
lic 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 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 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 
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 
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 laid out 
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 Location of 
mayor and aldermen of cities through which said railway shall 
pass shall, within their respective towns or cities, have exclu- 
sive and final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turn- 
outs, and poles for said railway, and may order said railway to 
discontinue temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any high- 
way, whenever they deem that the convenience and safety of 
the public require such discontinuance, without incurring any 
liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be no 
appeal. 

Sect. 7. The boards of mayor and aldermen of cities and *''^'*l'-'''"f.^ 

, -' . _ may niaive 

the selectmen of the towns through which said railway shall certain regu- 

° -^ lations. 

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Rights 
reserved to 
towus. 



Company to 
keep liigh- 
ways in 
repair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not built 
within two 
years ; 
exemption. 



pass, respectively, may designate the quality and kind of mate- 
rial to be used in the construction of said railway within their 
said towns or cities, and may from time to time make such rea- 
sonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference to that 
portion 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 liability therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the 
respective towns or cities, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, 
the surface material of the portion of highways and bridges 
occupied b}" its tracks, and shall keep in suitable repair for 
public travel the highway tor 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 careless- 
ness, negligence, or misconduct of its agents and servants in 
the construction, management, 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 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 11. Any three of the grantees may call the first meet- 
ing 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 
constructed and read}' for operation within two years from its 
passage, and shall not be subject to the provisions of section 5, 
chapter 14 of the Public Statutes. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapter 311. 



339 



CHAPTER 311. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER AND HAVERHILL STREET 

RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. RigVit to build in Manchester. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. How laid out in highways. 

5. How laid out elsewhere. 

6. Location of tracks. 

7. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 



Section 

8. Rights reserved to 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 within two years. 



J3e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Gene?'al Court convened : 



Section 1. That Harry P. Ray and William F. Harring- Corporation 
ton of Manchester in the county of Hillsborough ; Martin L. purposes. 
Piper, Simon G. Prescott and William J. Brown, all of Au- 
burn, in the county of Rockingham ; David T. Day, John M. 
Webster and Augustus P. Morse, all of Chester, in the county 
of Rockingham ; John W. Lovering, Charles H. Young and 
Francillus M. Sanborn, all of Sandown in the county of Rock- 
ingham ; Alfred A. Collins, Mahlon B. Darbe and Clarence 
M. Collins, all of Danville, in the county of Rockingham ; 
Lucius M. Darbe, William J. Keezer and Walter A. Allen, all 
of Hampstead, in the county of Rockingham ; Moses B. Dow, 
Hillaire Gilbert and Joseph Harris, all of Plaistow, in the 
county of Rockingham, their successors, associates and as- 
signs, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the Man- 
chester and Haverhill Street Railway Company with power 
to construct, maintain and operate 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, N. H., near the house of 
Samuel Reed ; thence running through the towns of Auburn 
and Chester; the town of Sandown by way of Sandown depot; 
through the town of Danville by way of the junction of five 
roads, by the shoe-shop in the southern part of said town ; 
through the town of Hampstead, passing through the village 
of East Hampstead, in said town ; and through the town of 
Plaistow to an iron pin located on the dividing line between 
the state of New Hampshire and the commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, over and upon such highways and lands as may be 
necessary; and may also construct and maintain suitable build- 
ings, dams, water and other motors, engines, electric and 
other machinery for the generation of electricity or other 
motive power, except steam, for the operation of said rail- 
way. 



340 Chapter 311. [1903 

?^*^** ***J^"^^*^ Sect. 2. In case the Manchester Street Railway Company 

inManches- , , . , . i • , , ^ r y • •' -r 

ter. does not beiore the time at which the tracks oi this street rail- 

way company are constructed and its road completed to the 
line between Auburn and Manchester, construct its road in the 
highway in which it is at present laid, toward Auburn, to the 
line between Manchester and Auburn, then this company may 
build its track beyond the Auburn line and into Manchester 
- along said highway, until it reaches an iron pin in said high- 
way at an elm tree, which tree is about one thousand feet from 
the line between Auburn and Manchester, and is at the divi- 
sion line between the property of the Manchester Street Rail- 
way Company and the highway aforesaid. 

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 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 in- 
debtedness 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. 

How laid out Sect. 4. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of 

in ngiways. ^j^^ 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 railwa}' for a location of 
its tracks on or over any public highway upon the line of said 
route, shall give notice by publication to all parties interested 
of the time and place at which they will consider said petition 
for location in the public highways of said town ; and, after a 
public hearing of all persons interested, they may make an 
order granting the same or any portion thereof under such re- 
strictions and upon such conditions as the}^ niay 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 time 
to other parts of the same highway or street by subsequent 
order of said selectmen or their successors in office, if in their 
judgment the public good requires such change, but if such 
order is made after the construction of said railway on the 
original location, an appeal therefrom by any party interested 
may be had to the board of railroad commissioners, whose 
decision shall be final ; and the expense of making such change 
of location shall be apportioned by the board of railroad com- 
missioners between the railway and the town, as such board 



1903] Chapter 311. 341 

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. 5. All parts of said railway not located in a public How laid out 
highway shall be laid out, located, and the location changed ^^'sewhere. 
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. G. The selectmen of the towns through which said Location of 
railway shall pass shall, within their respective towns, have 
exclusive and tinal jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, 
turnouts, and poles for said railway, and may order said rail- 
way 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 incur- 
ring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 

Sect. 7. The selectmen of the towns through which said Selectmen 
railway shall pass, respectively, may designate the quality and certain regu- 
kind of material to be used in the construction of said railway ^'^t^^^s- 
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 re- 
quire ; and all the designations, orders, rules, and regulations 
thus made or established, and all locations made by selectmen, 
shall be forthwith recorded in the records of said respective 
towns. The railway company, or any persons 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 re- 
and repair highways occupied by said railway, or may alter to^^^_^*° 
highways as authorized by law, without incurring any liability 
therefor to said corporation. 

Sect. 9, Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to Company to 
the satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commis- ways in repair, 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, the 
surface material of the portion of highways and bridges occu- 
pied 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 



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be liable for any damage, loss, or injury that any person not in 
its employ may sustain by reason of the carelessness, negli- 
gence, or misconduct of its agents and servants in the construc- 
tion, management, 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 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 11. 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 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 

parts not biult ^.jj jr ^' -i-, /-•, 

within two Constructed and ready lor operation withm two years from its 

years. passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 



CHAPTER 312. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DUNBARTON 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



& GOFFSTOWN STREET 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen may make certain regula- 

tions. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in repair. 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built within two years. 



Corporation 
constituted 
purposes. 



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



Section 1. That Philando M. Lord, Iru C. Merrill, George 
O. Bailey, John C. Mills, Edward P. Page, William H. Stin- 
son, David M. Hadley and John Bunten, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Dunbarton & Gofistown Elec- 
tric Railway Company, with power to construct, maintain, and 
operate a railway with convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches 
from some convenient point in the village of Dunbarton in the 
town of Dunbarton, to some convenient point in the village of 
Gofi^stown in the town of Goftstown, and may also construct 
and maintain suitable buildings, dams, water and other motors, 
engines, electric and other machineiy for the generation of 
electricity or other motive power, except steam, for the operation 
of said railway ; and may also contract with any other company 
or corporation to supply the necessary electricity for motive 
power for the operation of said railway. 
Capital stock. Sect. 2. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each ; but said 



J 



1903] Chapter 812. 343 

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 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 How laid out 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the '" i"gi'ways. 
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, alter a pub- 
lic 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 interests 
of the public require ; and the location thus granted shall be 
deemed to be the true location of the tracks of said railway. 
But upon petition of any party interested, and after a public 
hearing of all parties, the same may be changed at any time to 
other parts of the same highway or street by subsequent order 
of said selectmen, or their successors in office, if in their judg- 
ment 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 loca- 
tion shall be apportioned by the board of railroad commission- 
ers 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 How laid out 
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. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said Location of 

• • • • 1 tr'xcks 

railway shall pass, shall, within their respective towns, have 
exclusive and tinal 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 



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Selectmen 
may make 
certain regu- 
lations. 



Rights re- 
served to 
towns. 



Company to 
keep high- 
ways in re- 
pair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
void as to 
parts not built 
within two 
years. 



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 highway's in their 
respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of oper- 
ating 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 
forthwith recorded in the records of said respective towns. 
The railway company, or any person interested, may at anj^ 
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 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- 
sioner, road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the 
respective towns, subject to an appeal to the selectmen, 
the surface material of the .portion of highways and bridges 
occupied by its tracks, and shall keep in suitable repair for 
public travel the highway for at least eighteen inches on each 
side of the portion of the highway so occupied by its tracks ; 
and shall be liable for any damage, loss, or injury that any per- 
son not in its employ may sustain by reason of the carelessness, 
negligence, or misconduct of its agents and servants in the con- 
struction, management, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 0. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all 
the provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the 
provisions herein. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the grantees may call the first 
meeting by publication or by giving personal notice to the other 
grantees at least ten days prior to the time of meeting. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect on its passage, but 
shall be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not 
constructed and ready for operation within two years trom its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapters 313, 314. 



345 



CHAPTER 313. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NASHUA TO EXEMPT THE HIGH- 
LAND SPRING SANATORIUM COMPANY FROM TAXATION. 



Section 
1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the city of Nashua be and hereby is Exemption 
authorized to exempt from taxation the property of The High- ^^^ 
land Spring Sanatorium Company in said Nashua. The limit 
of said exemption to be Hxed by the city councils of said Nashua. 

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

r r n on passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 314. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MANCHES- 
TER, ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF ASSESSORS IN PLACE OF THE 
ASSESSORS PROVIDED UNDER THE CHARTER AND LAWS OF THE 
STATE. 



Section 

1. Board of assessors ; election ; terms of 

ortlce ; vacancies, how tilled. 

2. Clerical force. 



Section 

3. Authority. 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Takes effect Jan. 1, 1005. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Refrescntatives in 
General Coiirt convened: 

Section 1. In the month of December, 1904, the common Board of 
council of said city shall elect three citizens of said city to efectfonV 
constitute a board of assessors in and for said city, the first of offic^f-^vacan- 
whom shall serve six years, the second four 3'ears, and the third £'m^'/^°^ 
two years from January 1st, 1905, and thereafter biennially in 
the month of January beginning in 1907 said common council 
shall elect one citizen to be a member of said board of assessors 
to hold the office during the term of six years from the time of 
his election and until his successor is elected and qualified, 
unless sooner removed. 

If a vacancy occurs, said common council shall fill it for the 
residue of the term, and said common council may remove any 
member of said board at any time for cause or when the public 



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good may require it, and the vacancy thus created shall be 
filled in the manner hereinbefore provided in case of vacancy. 

At no time shall more than two of said board be members of 
the same political party ; and they shall each receive $1,500 as 
the annual salary, to be paid by said city in monthly payments 
of $125 : and a suitable office for said board shall be furnished 
and provided by said city. 

Said board shall organize and choose one of its members as 
chairman and shall also choose a clerk not a member of the 
board, to be paid such salary as said common council shall de- 
termine. 
Clerical force. Sect. 2. The common council shall make such appropria- 
tion as shall seem to them just and necessary for the employ- 
ment of clerical assistance and for such other expenses as may 
be necessarily incurred by said board of assessors for the prompt 
and efficient discharge of the duties of their office. 

Sect. 8. Said board of assessors shall have all power, au- 
thority and rights, as set forth in section 11, chapter 49 of the 
Public Statutes, and all other authority and rights conferred 
upon assessors, and the board of assessors as now constituted 
shall from and after the date when this act shall take effect 
cease from having any authority or rights under the law of this 
state or the charter of the city of Manchester. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect January 1, 1905. 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



Authority. 



Repealing 
clause. 

Takes effect 
Jan. 1, 1905. 



CHAPTER 315. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF GILMANTON TO EXEMPT CERTAIN 
PROPERTY FROM TAXATION. 



Section 
1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Exemption 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the town of Gilmanton be, and hereby is, 
authorized to exempt from local taxation the real estate of 
Highland Lodge No. 93 I. O. O. F. and the Gilmanton Iron 
Works Building Corporation now owned in common by said 
Highland Lodge No. 93 I. O. O. F. and said Gilmanton 
Iron Works Building Corporation said exemption not to exceed 
in all ten years. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



1903] Chapters 81(1, 317. 347 



CHAPTER 31(5. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT CERTAIN PROPERTY OP THE KEENE YOUNG MEN'S 
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION FROM TAXATION. 

Section I Section 

1. Exemption authorized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the city councils of the city of Keene are Exemption 
authorized and empowered to exempt the property, not hereto- 
fore exempted, both real and personal, of the Young Men's 
Christian Association in said Keene from taxation. Said ex- 
emption shall not exceed a term often years. 

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

r^ r fc> on passage. 



[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 317. 



AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN RESIDENCES FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT 
OF THE TOWN OF WILMOT AND TO ANNEX THE SAME TO THE 
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF NEW LONDON. 

Section i Section 

1. Lands severed and annexed. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the lands and buildings thereon situated Lands sev- 
in the town of Wilmot, owned respectively by Walter Jones of nexed. 
New London, George Shepard of Franklin, George B. Clough 
of Wilmot, and Mrs. Sarah E. Everett of New London ; and 
the tenement house in said Wilmot owned by George B. Clough 
of Wilmot, Mason W. Emer\^ of New London, and Charles E. 
Shepard of New London, are hereby severed from the school 
district of the town of Wilmot and annexed to the school dis- 
trict of the town of New London. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on^1i\lii^e^* 

[Approved March 31, 1903.] 



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Chapter 318. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 318. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 208 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1899, ENTITLED "" AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WALPOLE ELECTRIC 
LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY " AND OF AN ACT AMENDING SAID ACT 
PASSED AT THE PRESENT SESSION. 



Section 

1. Capital stock. 

2. Powers. 

3. Right of eminent domain ; assess- 

ment of damages. 



Section 
4. Takes effect on passage ; repealing 
clause. 



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



Powers. 



Capital stock. SECTION 1. That section 2 of said chapter 208 be amended 
by striking out the word " fifty" in the fourth line, and inserting 
in place thereof the words, one hundred and twenty-five. 
Also by striking out the words "one-half of " in the fifth line, and 
inserting in the place thereof the words, the amount of, so that 
said section when amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. 
The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of such number 
•f shares of one hundred dollars each as may from time to time 
be determined by the directors, not exceeding in the whole the 
sum of one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. Said 
corporation ma3^also borrow such sums of money, not to exceed 
the amount of its capital stock then issued, as its stockholders 
may from time to time determine, and secure the same by such 
mortgage or mortgages of its franchise and property as they 
may direct. 

Sect. 2. That section 3 of said chapter 208 be amended 
by adding after the word " Langdon," in the eighth line thereof, 
the words, and Acworth and Lempster and Unity, also by 
adding after the word '" acquire " in the seventeenth line the 
words, or take b}^ eminent domain, and also by adding after 
the word " necessary" in the eighteenth line the words, for any 
purposes of the said corporation as authorized by this act, so 
that said section when amended shall read as follows : Sect. 3. 
Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to 
establish and carry on in the said towns of Walpole and Alstead 
and Langdon, the business of generating, manufacturing, pro- 
ducing, and supplying electricity for the purposes of light, 
heat, and mechanical power, and may also furnish and supply 
to those requiring it any surplus water-power it may have, and 
to these ends may purchase, build, erect, and maintain in said 
Walpole and Alstead and Langdon and Acworth and Lemp- 
ster and Unity such suitable dams, canals, reservoirs, and 



llKKi] Chapter 318. U[) 

water-powers as may be necessary, and may distribute and 
supply electricity by metallic wires or by any other suitable 
means of transmitting the same upon poles erected, or in sub- 
terranean tubes or boxes placed in the public streets and high- 
ways in said towns, the consent of the selectmen of said towns 
being first obtained for that purpose, and then such location to 
be under the direction of said selectmen ; and may construct 
and maintain such suitable dams, canals, reservoirs, structures, 
or buildings, hold, purchase, lease, and acquire, or take by 
eminent domain such real and personal property, rights and 
easements as may be necessar}'^ for any purposes of the said 
corporation as authorized by this act, and may sell, convey, 
and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. That section 4 of said chapter 208, as heretofore Right of emi- 
amended, be further amended by adding after the word " site" assessmeut of 
the words, buildings, structures, canals and reservoirs, and ^'^™''^^'^'^- 
after the words "adjacent to" add the words, and to divert 
such water from, and after the words " as its needs require" 
add the words, and carry and distribute the same by such pen- 
stocks or other construction as may be suitable and to take by 
eminent domain for such purposes such land and rights as 
may be needed, and after the words " for the county" strike 
out the words "of Cheshire," and add in place thereof the words, 
in which such lands or rights are situated, so that said section 
when amended shall read as follows : Sect. 4. Said corpo- 
ration is also authorized to enter upon and appropriate any dam 
sites on Cold river and its tributaries, with sufficient land for 
the proper and convenient use of such dam sites, buildings, 
structures, canals and reservoirs, and to erect, keep, and main- 
tain such dams, buildings, structures, canals, and reservoirs, 
and to flow such land adjoining or adjacent to and to divert 
such water from said Cold river and its tributaries as its needs 
require, and distribute and carry the same by such penstocks 
or other construction as may be suitable, and to take by emi- 
nent domain for such purposes such land and rights as may be 
needed ; j^rovidcd, that if it shall become necessary for said 
corporation to exercise any of the rights of eminent domain 
hereby conferred upon it, and to take thereby to its uses any 
property of private owners, if said corporation shall not agree 
with such private owners for the damage thereby done to them, 
or the owners of the property so taken are unknown, said cor- 
poration may apply to the superior court for the county in 
which such lands or rights .are situated, to have the same laid 
out and the damages determined, and said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners of said county, who shall 
appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in 
the same manner as is now provided by law for the laying out 
of highways, and said commissioners shall lay out the same. 



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[1903 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
repealing 
clause. 



determine the damages, and report to said court, and said court 
may issue execution accordingly. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and 
all acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed. 

[Approved April 1, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 319. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE A VOTE TAKEN AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IN 
BOSCAWEN, ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF MARCH, 1908. 



Section 
1. Vote legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes ettecfc on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep?'escntativcs in 
General Court convened : 



Vote legal- 
ized. 



Takes effect 
Ml passage. 



Section 1. That the vote taken at the annual town meet- 
ing in Boscawen on the second Tuesday of March, 1903, under 
article 8th of the town warrant, to adopt chapter 29 of the Session 
Laws of 1899 entitled " An act in amendment of and in addition 
to chapter 73 of the Public Statutes, relating to the repairs of 
highways," be and the same hereby is ratified, confirmed, ap- 
proved, and legalized. 

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

[Approved April 1, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 320. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 185, LAWS OF 1901, 
ENTITLED "AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CONVEN- 
TION TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE BUILDING AND REPAIRING OF COURT 
HOUSES." 



Bonds not to 
be taxed. 



Section 

1. Bonds not be taxed. 

2. Bonds, how issued. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That any and all bonds issued by the county 
of Hillsborough under and by virtue of the authority conferred 
by chapter 185 of the laws of said state passed at the January 



1903] Chapter 321. 351 

session A. D., 11)01, shall be exempted from taxation, pro- 
vided that the rate of interest to be paid thereon shall not 
exceed three per centum per annum, and provided further 
that such exemption from taxation shall apply only to such 
bonds as are owned and held by residents of said county of 
Hillsborough. 

Sect. 2. Said bonds shall be issued in denominations of Ponds, how 
one hundred, five hundred and one thousand dollars, and in 
disposing of the same, said county commissioners shall give 
preference to demands or bids for the bonds of the smallest 
denominations. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. f'^^^L*!£t^*' 

•^ 1 o on p£lSS3<g6. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 321. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM LOCAL TAXATION THE HOTEL PROPERTY THAT 
MAY BE ERECTED IN THE VILLAGE OF NORTH STRATFORD IN THE TOWN 
OF STRATFORD. 

Section l. Property exempted. 

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

Section 1. That the hotel property erected in the village Property 
of North Stratford in the town of Stratford during the year 
1903, be and the same is hereby exempt from local taxation for 
the term of ten years, providing the town shall so vote at any 
legal meeting of the voters thereof. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



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Chapters 322, 323. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 322. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND CONFIRM THE SCHOOL BOARD's WARRANT FOR, 
AND THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS THEREUNDER AT, THE ANNUAL 
SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING IN THE TOWN OF NEWFIELDS HELD IN SAID 
TOWN ON THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1903. 



Section 
1. Warrant and proceedings legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Warrant and 

proceedings 

legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the school board\s warrant for and the 
votes and proceedings thereunder at the annual election and 
meeting of the school district in the town of Newfields held in 
said town on the fourteenth da}'^ of March 1903 are hereby 
lecralized and confirmed. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 323. 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OP THE TOWN OF NEWCASTLE. 



Section 1. Agent to be appointed to prosecute claims. 

Whereas, The United States government has taken for mil- 
itary purposes in extending the lines at Fort Constitution in 
the town of Newcastle land and houses thereon to the value of 
$60,000, thus diminishing the taxable property of the town to 
a very serious degree ; and 

Whereas, It is thought that a claim against the United 
States exists for compensation for land and the erections 
thereon heretofore ceded by the state of New Hampshire, 
and forming the site of the fort and lighthouse, which land, it 
appears, in whole or in part, at an early day belonged to the 
freemen of Great Island, now Newcastle, for which the town 
has never received anything, and thus an equitable right to 
share in any money paid or to be paid on account of such ces- 
sion may be considered as remaining in said town of New- 
castle, 



1903] Chapter 324. . 353 

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

Section 1. That the governor be and he is hereby author- Agent to pros- 
ized to appoint, by and with the advice of the council, an agent ^'^"te c aims, 
and attorney to prosecute before congress, or any department, 
or the court of claims, or the supreme court of the United 
States, any and all claim or claims that the state may have for 
compensation for land and erections thereon heretofore ceded 
to the United States in the town of Newcastle as aforesaid. 
Such agent to be paid out of any sum so recovered a fee that 
shall have been agreed upon, contingent upon success ; the 
state not to be liable for any expense whatever in connection 
therewith. The governor shall cause so much of the net pro- 
ceeds to be paid to the said town of Newcastle as may be neces- 
sary to liquidate the debt of the town incurred in the war for 
the Union, and for no other purpose ; and the balance, if any 
remain, to be paid into the treasury of the state. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 324. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF POLICE COMMIS- 
SIONERS OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

Section I Section 

1. To appoint janitor of police station. 2. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

I passage. 

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

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the police commissioners To appoint 
of the city of Manchester to appoint a janitor for the care of the police-station. 
police station and fix his compensation therefor. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



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Chapters 325, 326. 



[1903 



CHAPTER 325. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE LISBON VILLAGE DISTRICT. 



Acts and 

firoceedings 
egalized. 



Precinct 

offices 

abolished. 

Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 

1. Acts and proceedings legalized. 

2. Precinct offices abolished. 



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



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

Section 1. The acts and doings of the Lisbon Village dis- 
trict at its special meeting held on March 28, 1903, for the 
adoption of the act establishing the Lisbon Village district, the 
election of officers and the raising of money thereunder, are 
hereby legalized and made valid. 

Sect. 2. The offices of the Lisbon Village precinct are 
hereby abolished. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 326. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE, AMEND, AND EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE GILMAN- 
TON & BARNSTEAD ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Time for building extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect ou passage ; exemption. 



Time for 
building 
extended. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
exemption. 



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

Section 1. The charter of the Gilmanton & Barnstead 
Electric Railway Company, approved February 15, 1899, and 
extended to February 15, 1905 [1903], is hereby revived, and 
the time fixed in such charter is hereby extended to February 
15, 1905, and such corporation shall have such additional time 
in which to build its road. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and 
shall not be subject to the provisions of section 5, chapter 14, 
of the Public Statutes. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapters 327, 328. 
CHAPTER 327. 



355 



AN ACT TO REVIVE, AMEND, AND EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE ALTON 
& GILMANTON ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Time for building extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage; exemption. 



£c it cnaclcd by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The charter of the Alton & Gilmanton Electric Timefor 
Railway Company, approved March 11, 1S91), and extended extended, 
to March 11, 1903, is hereby revived, and the time fixed in 
such charter is hereby extended to March 11, 1905, and said 
corporation shall have such additional time in which to build 
its road. 

Sect. 2. This at:t shall take effect upon its passage, and Takes effect 
shall not be subject to the provisions of section 5, chapter 14, exemption.' 
of the Public Statutes. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



CHAPTER 328. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE. 



Section 

1. W^ater-works autliorized. 

2. Right of eminent domain ; assess- 

ment of damages. 



Section 

3. Contracts authorized. 

4. Appropriations authorized. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Greenville is hereby authorized Water-works 
and empowered to construct, manage, maintain, and own suit- ^"tiiorized. 
able water-works, for the purpose of introducing into and dis- 
tributing 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 other- 
wise, an}^ 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 respect for the safety of its 
citizens and security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter Right of emi- 
upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, ponds, lakes, "Isessmenf " ' 
or water rights, and to secure, by fence or otherwise, such of damages. 



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[1903 



Contracts 
aiithorized. 



Appropria- 
tions author- 
ized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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 neces- 
sary for said aqueduct to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, 
and water-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 same ; provided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon 
and appropriate 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 owners or party injured, may apply to the 
trial term of the superior court for the cgunty 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 appoint a time and place for 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 trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as 
the court may prescribe, in the same manner as appeals from the 
award of damages in the case of laying out highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to con- 
tract with individuals and corporations for supplying them with 
water, and to make such contracts and establish such regula- 
tions 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. 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized, at any annual 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 may from time to time be deemed 
advisable, for the purpose of defraying the expense of purchas- 
ing real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, 
springs, lakes, ponds, and rights aforesaid, and for construct- _ 
ing, maintaining, and operating said water-works, payable at 
such times and such rates of interest as may be thought proper. 
The purchase of real estate and water rights already made by 
said town, are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



1903] 



Chapter 329. 



357 



CHAPTER 329. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 184 OF THE LAWS OF 1897, ENTITLED 
" AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DALTON POWER COMPANY," AS 
AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 221 OF THE LAWS OF 1899. 



Section 

1. May acquire stock of other corpora- 

tions. 

2. Capita] stock ; property. 



Section 

3. Issue of bonds. 

4. May maintain dams. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 184 of the Laws of Mayacquire 
1897 by adding at the end of said section the words, and said eSratio^ns^^ 
corporation may take, hold, and dispose of stocks and bonds 
of Other corporations, so that said section, as amended, shall 
read as follows : Sect. 2. That said company is hereby au- 
thorized, to acquire by lease or purchase, the property, rights, 
franchises, privileges, and immunities of any electric light com- 
pany now or hereafter existing in any town or city in said 
counties of Grafton or Coos, state of New Hampshire, or said 
county of Caledonia and county of Essex, state of Vermont, 
upon such terms or conditions as may be mutually agreed 
upon ; and upon such lease or purchase and a transfer and con- 
veyance of the same to the Dalton Power Company, it shall 
succeed to and enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities 
now enjoyed and belonging to any such electric light company 
and said corporation may take, hold, and dispose of stocks and 
bonds of other corporations. 

Sect. 2. To amend section 4, chapter 184 of the Laws of Capital stock; 
1897, by striking out the words "one hundred and fifty " ^''^p®^*^- 
wherever the same appear in said section, as amended by sec- 
tion 1, chapter 221 of the Laws of 1899, and inserting in lieu 
thereof, in each place, the words, four hundred and fifty, and 
adding at the end of said section the words, and shall have the 
right to issue bonds secured by a mortgage upon its franchises, 
rights and properties to an amount not exceeding the amount 
of the capital stock actually paid in ; so that as amended said 
section shall read as follows : Sect. 4. The capital stock of 
said corporation shall not exceed the sum of four hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dol- 
lars each. The amount thereof within said authorized limit 
shall be fixed by the corporators upon the organization of the 
company, and the same shall from time to time be increased as 
determined by the stockholders until all of said four hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars has been issued. Said capital stock 
may be paid in cash, or in property taken at a fair valuation, 
but no shares shall be issued until fully paid for. The said 
company shall have the right to acquire, own, or hold by lease 



358 Chapter 329. [1903 

or purchase, any and all property, both real and personal, that 
may be necessary or useful for the purposes of its business, and 
shall also have the power to sell, mortgage or lease its fran- 
chises, rights, and properties to other corporations in this state 
and the state of Vermont. 

bonds!'* Sect. 3. Amend section 5 of said chapter 184 of the Laws 

of 1897, by striking out the words " seventy-five per cent. " in 
the fifth line of said section, and inserting in the place thereof 
the words, the amount ; so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : Sect. 5. And said company may issue its 
bonds for the accomplishment of any of the purposes for which 
it is incorporated, at such rates and times, and in such amounts 
as the stockholders may authorize ; provided, such bonds shall 
not be issued in amounts exceeding the amount of the capital 
stock actually paid in ; and it may secure payment of such 
bonds, both principal and interest, by a mortgage on its prop- 
erty and franchises. 

May maintain Sect. 4. Amend scction 6, chapter 184 of the Laws of 1897 

dams. , . ... T T ^- •, -i i ,, , 

by msertmg in the second hne after the word " dam and 

before the word " and," the following words, or dams ; and after 
the word " at '' and before the words " a point" in the fourth 
line, by inserting the words, any point or points on said falls 
between the northerly line of the James Adair farm, so called, 
on the New Hampshire bank, and the mouth of Miles Pond 
brook, so called, on the Vermont bank of said river, and, so 
that the said section when amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 6. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered 
to erect and maintain a dam or dams and all such works as 
may be necessary and proper to carry into effect the objects 
aforesaid on and across the Connecticut river at Fifteen Mile 
falls, at any point or points on said falls between the northerly 
line of the James Adair farm, so called, on the New Hamp- 
shire bank, and the mouth of Miles Pond brook, so called, on 
the Vermont bank of said river, and a point on said falls about 
three miles below the Sumner house in said Dalton, in said 
county of Coos, and to make and maintain all such canals and 
slips as may be necessary and proper for the purposes afore- 
said ; provided that this grant shall not be held or construed to 
impair any rights, powers and privileges heretofore granted by 
the legislature of this state within the limits aforesaid. 

This corporation shall not flow any land lying north of the 
southerly line of land now owned by the Concord & Montreal 
Railroad on said river above the location of said dam, and if 
the dam shall not be constructed and an electric light plant 
created and equipped for use for one or more of the purposes 
of this act by December 1, 1900, this act shall thereafter be 
void and of no effect. 
Takes effect Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. ^ x o 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



1903] Chapter 330. 359 



CHAPTER 330. 

AN ACT TO RENEW '• AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GLEN JUNCTION 
TRANSFER COMPANY," PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1897, AND TO 
AMEND THE SAME. 

Section i Section 

1. Charter renewed and amended. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That chapter ir)4 of the Laws of 1897, entitled Charter re- 
" An act to incorporate the Glen Junction Transfer Company," be a^mied. 
and is hereby re-enacted and renewed, and the same is amended 
as follows : In section 1 of said act strike out the words "John 
L. Hobson, Henry M. Knovvles, Isaac B. Hosford, Arthur Hob- 
son," and insert in place thereof, the words, Earnest McC. Ma- 
cey, Frank P. Thomas, A. M. Burbank, Irving W. Drew, so that 
said section 1 as amended, will read as follows : Section 1. 
That Earnest McC. Macey, Frank P. Thomas, A. M. Bur- 
bank, Irving W. Drew, James Lavin their associates, succes- 
sors and assigns be and they hereby are made a bod}^ cor- 
porate and politic by the name and style of the Glen Junction 
Transfer Company, with all the rights, privileges, liabilities 
and duties by the laws of this state incident to similar corpora- 
tions and necessary and proper to carry into effect the purposes 
of this act. 

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

ou'passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1903.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of Secretary of State, 

Concord, July 1, 1903. 

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. 



INDEX 

TO 

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAWS 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1903. 



Page 

Abatement of tax if timber trees planted _ 127 

if wide tires substituted 55 

Adjutant-general to give bond in sum of $5,000 ... 78 

Administrators, guardians, etc., embezzlement by, how punished 18 

Administrators, resignation of 29 

Albany, highway appropriation for 51 

Alpha Delta Phi Society, charter amended 238 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Railway Co., charter extended 355 

Ammonoosuc river, deposit of waste in, prohibited 9 

Androscoggin Hospital Association, charter amended 268 

Appalachian Mountain Club, exemption from taxation 244 

Apportionment of state taxes 102 

Appropriation for buoys and lights in Winnipesaukee lake 163 

bixoys and lights in Squam lake 162 

committee on enlargement of state library building 58 

dredging outlet of Little Squam lake 160 

dredging outlet of Squam lake 160 

Enoch Poor monument 174 

examination of White Mountain forest lands 149 

expenses of constitutional convention 151 

firemen's relief fund 130 

fish hatchery in Laconia 156 

highways. See Highways, appropriations for. 

industrial school ; additions and repairs 166 

laboratory of hygiene 22 

library of state prison 100 

Loon Island lighthouse (Sunapee lake) 161 

Manchester armory 99 

New Hampshire Veterans' Association ; repair of 

buildings 152 

preservation of original town maps 37 

purposes of state highway act 139 

365 



366 INDEX. [1903 

Appropriation ior raising Little Squani bridge 160 

raising Squam bridge 160 

removing boulder in Green's Basin 165 

restoring muster rolls of New Hampshire regiments 170 

salary of chaplain of state prison 100 

screening Armingtou pond 153 

Center pond 154 

Crystal lake. (Lougee's pond) 160 

Forest lake 157 

Highland lake 156 

Merry Meeting lake ... 157 

Penacook lake 158 

Pleasant pond 154 

Sunapee lake 173 

Tewksbury's pond 159 

Winnisquam lake 155 

state library building ; painting, etc 150 

state prison ; improvements and repairs 100 

support and education of indigent deaf mutes and 

blind 60 

treatment of indigent consumptives at sanatorium 174 

Vicksburg monument 148 

water supply for New Hampshire Soldiers' Home . 66 

Appropriation in favor of Bent & Bush 169 

Blake, Leroy S 153 

board of registration in dentistry 158 

Bouviere, J. Edward 169 

Brighan^, George H 169 

Britton, A. H. & Co 170 

Chronicle & Gazette Publishing Co 170 

Clark, Kate F 169 

Clark, Mildred B 169 

Clarke, Arthur E 170 

Clement, Ralph 169 

Clifford, Cornelius E 170 

Clifford, Thomas F 169 

Coffin, John p]dward 170 

Conant, Robert P 169 

Cooper, James M 169 

Cummings, Horace S 163 

Currier, Hiram E 169 

Dartmouth College 151 

Denieritt, John 153 

Densmore, Ella F 175 

Dodge, Amos 169 

Dudley, Arthur W 159 

Duntley, Lorenzo D 171 

Durrell, H. G 170 

Eastman, Edson C 170 

Ford, Charles S 169 



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INDEX. 



3G7 



Appropriation in favor of Ford, Stephen S 170 

Foster, George J. & Co 170 

Fowler, George II 170 

Gage, J. E 170 

Gallagher, Stephen F 171 

Gardner, Fred M 153 

Getchell, William II 169 

Gilniore, George C 169 

Glennon, Joseph A 169 , 

Glick, E. L 170 

Goodman, W. P 170 

Gordon, Earle C 169 

Granite State Dairymen's Association 162 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 149 

Grey, Temple 169 

Huse, Merritt C 169 

Ingalls, Horace L 170 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 170 

Jefferson Notch Road commission 48 

Jenks, Walter L. & Co 170 

Jewett, John W., widow of 169 

John B. Clarke Co 170 

Johnson, George W 153 

Johnson, Gilbert W 170 

Keeler, I. Eugene 170 

Langley, Warren F 171 

Larkin, Josephine C 169 

Laughlin, James 169 

Law, John K 153, 169 

Laws, W. H 170 

Leighton, Fred 170 

Lombard, Mary F 175 

Longa, Horatio W 169 

Lovejoy, Warren W 169 

Lowry, John W 170 

Madden, James 169 

Manchester News Publishing Co 170 

March, Benjamin F., widow of . 165 

Mason, Henry K 171 

McElwain, Herbert A 169 

McQuaid, Elias A 170 

Metcalf, Henry II 170 

Monitor & Statesman Co 170 

Morrison, Susan R 169 

Nason, Edward M 170 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture. . . 168 

Horticultural Society .... 69 
School for Feeble-minded 

Children 171 

Soldiers' Home 161 



368 INDEX. [1903 

Appropriation in favor of New Hampshire State Hospital 152 

State Normal School. ... 56 

O'Shaughnessey, W. J 170 

owners of animals killed by Department of 

Agriculture 172 

Patch, William J 164 

Pearson, Harlan C 170 

People & Patriot Co 170 

Piper, Martin L 169 

Roach, Amy G 169 

Roberts, Charles H 150 

Roberts, Charles S 153 

Robinson, Allen H 170 

Severance, Albert T . 171 

Shackford, Frank M 170 

Shattuck, (ieorge E 175 

Smith, Eugene P 175 

Smith, Frank G 175 

Smith, Henry H 153 

Stanyan, John M 168 

Stewart, Patrick J 171 

Stowell, Herbert J 153 

Telegraph Publishing Co . 170 

Thorp, Louis A 169 

Times Publishing Co 170 

trustees of School for Feeble-minded Chil- 
dren 164 

Union Publishing Co 170 

Upton, Donald P 169 

Wallace, William 170 

Weston, William H 169 

White, Benjamin C 170 

Whitehead, James F 153 

Worcester, Horace L 155 

Young, Harrie M 170 

Young, John . — 169 

Appropriations, misapplication and excessive expenditure of, prohibited 64 

Armington pond, appropriation for screening ... 153 

Bail by deposit of money regulated 23 

Ballots, preservation and inspection of 24 

Bank commissioners, compensation of clerk for 69 

salaries of 70 

Bartlett, highway appropriation for 51 

Belknap county, salary of judge of probate 131 

salary of register of probate 131 

Bellman Club, charter of 309 

Bennington Water- Works Co., charter amended 294 

Bent & Bush, appropriation in favor of 169 

Benton, highway appropriation for 50, 52 



1903] INDEX. 369 

Berlin, city cliarter amended 226 

warrant and election legalized 321 

Berlin Street Railway, acts legalized 210 

Berwick, Eliot & York Street Railway may acquire certain proper- 
ties and franchises 290 

Bethlehetn Electric Light Co., charter amended 215 

Birch island annexed to Tiiftonborough 77 

Black bass protected 73 

Blake, Leroy S., appropriation in favor of 153 

Bond of adjutant-general 78 

deputy state treasurer, state to purchase 54 

Boscawen, town meeting legalized 350 

Bottles, etc., for milk and other beverages, registry of 120 

search-warrants for recovery of such vessels 121 

unauthorized use of registered bottles, etc. ; penalty 120 

what deemed evidence of unlawful use 121 

Boundaries, how established by agreement 39 

Bounty on hedgehogs 58 

Bouviere, J. Edward, appropriation in favor of 169 

Bread tickets, etc , to have detachable coupons 54 

penalty for unauthorized use 54 

Brigham, George H., appropriation in favor of 169 

Britton, A. H. & Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Brook road, appropriation for .... 51 

Brown's Lumber Co., charter amended 242 

Building and loan associations, taxation of 129 

Building inspectors to approve plans 146 

appeal from decision of, to superior court 146 

Caledonia Power Co., charter of 330 

Cambridge, highway appropriation for 167 

Camp Derwin, No. 184, Spanish-American War Veterans, appropria- 
tion in favor of, ratified 239 

Campton, highway appropriation for 167 

Cardigan Mountain road, appropriation for 51 

new road, appropriation for. 108 

Carroll county, salary of judge of probate. 78 

terms of superior court 7 

Caucus act, where in force 33 

Cemeteries laid out by private enterprise, under public control when.. 38 

Center pond, appropriation for screening 1.54 

Cheshire county, salary of register of probate 38 

Chester, Fremont & Brentwood Street Railway Co., charter of ...... 302 

Chronicle & Gazette Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Claremont Street Railway, charter extended 190 

Clark, Kate F., appropriation in favor of 169 

Clark, Mildred B., appropriation in favor of 169 

Clarke, Arthur E., appropriation in favor of 170 

Clement, Ralph, appropriation in favor of 169 

24 



370 INDEX. [1903 

Clifford, Cornelius E., appropriation in favor of 170 

Clifford, Thomas F., appropriation in favor of 169 

Coffin, John Edward, appropriation in favor of 170 

Colby Academy, charter amended 197 

Colebrook to Errol dam, appropriation for highway . . 51 

Colebrook Water Co., charter revived 332 

Columbia, election proceedings legalized 234 

Conant, Robert P., appropriation in favor of 169 

Concord, election of overseers of the poor 203 

establishment of garbage precincts authorized 193 

may appropriate money for semi-centennial 192 

Memorial Day appropriation authorized 287 

salary of justice of police court 203 

Concord & Montreal Railroad may acquire electric companies and 

street railways 188 

may hold stock of Wells River Bridge 210 
may vote on stock of other corpora- 
tions 322 

Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway, charter of 335 

Congregational Society in Durham, charter amended 237 

Congregational Society in Newfields 267 

Connecticut River Power Co. of New Hampshire, charter of.. 326 

Connecticut River Railroad Co. may acquire stock of Vermont Valley 

Railroad 241 

Constitution, instruction in state and federal, in public schools 25 

Constitutional convention, appropriation for expenses of 151 

Consumptives, if indigent, to be sent to sanatorium 173 

Conway, election proceedings legalized 234 

Cooper, James M., appropriation in favor of 169 

Coos county, salary of register of probate 44 

Coronei', burial of bodies by ; expense, how paid 133 

death certificate and burial permit issued by coroner, when.. 134 

fees at inquests and for viewing body 134 

fees to be audited by county commissioners 134 

to be notified of death by violence 133 

to hold inquest, when 132 

to take charge of property found on body 133 

when coroner cannot be secured, justice of peace may act.. . . 134 
Corporations : 

Alpha Delta Phi Society, charter amended 238 

Alton & Gilmanton Electric Railway Co., charter extended 355 

Androscoggin Hospital Association, charter amended 268 

Bellman Club, charter of 309 

Bennington Water-Works Co., charter amended 294 

Berlin Street Railway, acts legalized 210 

Berwick, Eliot & York Street Railway may acquire certain prop- 
erties and franchises 290 

Bethlehem Electric Light Co., charter amended 215 

Brown's Lumber Co., charter amended 242 

Caledonia Power Co., charter of 330 



1903] INDEX. 371 

Corporations : 

Chester, Fremont & Brentwood Street Railway Co., charter of... . 302 

Claremont Street Railway, cliarter extended 190 

Colby Academy, charter amended 197 

Colebrook Water Co., charter revived 332 

Concord & IMontreal Railroad may acquire electric companies and 

street railways 188 

may hold stock of Wells River 

Bridge 210 

may vote on stock of other corpora- 
tions 322 

Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway, charter of 335 

Congregational Society in Durham, charter amended 237 

Connecticut River Power Co. of New Hampshire, charter of 326 

Connecticut River Railroad Co. may acquire stock of Vermont 

Valley Railroad 241 

Dalton Power Co., charter amended 357 

Derry & Salem Street Railway Co., charter of 299 

Derry Savings Bank, charter of 262 

Dodge's Falls Dam and Manufacturing Co., name changed to Rye- 
gate Paper Co 188 

Dover & Eliot Street Railway, transfer of property and franchise 

authorized 290 

Dover Loan Sc Trust Co., cliarter of 308 

Dun barton & Goffstown Electric Railway Co., charter of 342 

Eliot Bridge Co., transfer of property and franchise authorized. . . 290 
Popping, Brentwood & Kingston Street Railway Co., charter of . . . 296 
Exeter Gas, Electric Light & Power Co., name changed to Exe- 
ter Gas Light Co 326 

Exeter Gas Light Co., name changed to Exeter Gas, Electric Light 

& Power Co 260 

First Free Baptist Church of Franconia, charter of 267 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Railway Co., charter extended . . 354 

Glen Junction Transfer Co., charter renewed and amended 359 

Goff 's Falls, Litchtield 6c Hudson Street Railway Co., charter of. . 271 
Gorham Five Cents Savings Bank, name changed to Gorham Sav- 
ings Bank 271 

Grafton Improvement JNlanufacturing &; Power Co., charter 

amended 317 

Hampstead & Haverhill Street Railway Co., charter of 253 

Hedding Campmeeting Associition may fund indebtedness 242 

History Commission of Concord, charter of 305 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Co. may lease certain 

lines 280 

Jackson Water-Works Co., charter of 279 

Kearsarge Mountain Electric Railway Co., charter of 322 

Keene, Marlow & Newport P^lectric Railway Co., charter extended 241 
Knights of Pythias Building Association of Manchester, charter 

revived and amended 238 

Littleton, Franconia 6c Bethlehem Street Railwav, charter of. ... 211 



372 INDEX. [1903 

Corporations : 

Manchester & Haverhill Street Railway Co., charter of 339 

Manchester Fire Insurance Co. of New Hampshire, charter of . . . . 259 

Manchester Mills, capital stock increased 180 

Massabesic Horse Railroad Co., charter repealed 236 

Maynesboro' Fire Insurance Co., charter of 289 

Meredith & Ossipee Valley Railroad Co., charter of 307 

Milton Mills & Union Electric Railway Co., charter of 314 

Moosilauke Railroad, charter extended 219 

Mount Pleasant Hotel Co., capital stock increased 282 

Nashua & HoUis Electric Railway Co., charter of 244- 

Nashua Light, Heat & Power Co., charter amended 277 

New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College, name 

changed to Tilton Seminary 191 

New Hampshire Genealogical Society, charter of 216 

New Hampshire Health and Accident Insurance Co., name 

changed to State Security Life and Accident Co. ; powers defined 248 
New Hampshire Odd Fellows' Widows' and Orphans' Home, char- 
ter amended 216 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter amended. . 281 

Newmarket Manufacturing Co., capital stock reduced 243 

Newport & George's Mills Electric Railway Co., charter extended . 286 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Railroad, charter ext'ended. . . 215 

North Shore Water Co., charter amended 196 

Omicron Deuteron Charge of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, char- 
ter of 278 

Ossipee Water and Electric Co., charter of 204 

Peabody River Improvement Co., charter of 333 

Philotechnic Society, charter amended 320 

Pittsfield Light & Power Co., charter of 284 

Prudential Fire Insurance Co.. charter of 288 

Salem Water- Works Co., charter amended 202 

Society of Social Friends, charter amended 320 

Sons of Veterans Memorial Hall Association, charter of 295 

South Congregational Society in Newmarket, N. II., name changed 

to Congregational Society in Newfields . . 267 

Swift River Railroad Co., charter of 306 

Uncanoonuc Incline Railway and Development Co., charter of . . . 310 

United Fraternity, charter amended 320 

Walpole Electric Light & Power Co., charter amended 195, 348 

Walpole Water & Sewer Co., charter of 198 

Warner & Kearsarge Road Co., charter revived and continued . . . 191 

Warren Water e^ Light Co., charter of 292 

Wells River Bridge, charter amended 210 

Corporations operating street I'ailway or owning stock to make return 53 

issue of stock, etc.. by such corporation 54 

testimony of non-resident directors, how secured 29 

County solicitors, action by, on reports of medical referees 141 

to audit accounts of medical referees 142 

Country Pond road, appropriation fo)' 53 . 



1903] INDEX. 373 

Crawford House to Willey House, appropriation for highway 50 

Crotchet Mountain road, appropriation for 108 

Crystal lake, appropriation for screening 160 

Cummings, Horace S., appropriation in favor of 163 

Currier, Hiram E., appropriation in favor of 169 

Dalk road, appropriation for 167 

Dalton Power Co., charter amended 357 

Dartmouth College, appropriation in favor of .... 151 

Deer, killing by non-residents regulated 74 

protected 135 

Demeritt, John, appropriation in favor of 153 

Densmore, Ella F., appropriation in favor of 175 

Dentistry, act regulating practice not applicable to students 113 

appropriation in favor of board of registration 158 

association practicing to have certificate 113 

compensation of board of registration 113 

Depositions, appointment of commissioner to take, outside state IS 

existing law applicable as to notice, proceedings, etc 19 

power in this state of commissioner appointed elsewhere 19 

power of commissioner in foreign jurisdiction 19 

Deputy state treasurer, state to pay for bond of 54 

Derry & Salem Street Railway Co., charter of 299 

Derry Savings Bank, charter of 262 

Descent and distribution of real estate , 66 

Diamond Ponds road, appropriation for . 50 

Directors, testimony of non-resident, how secured 29 

District Nursing Association of the city of Manchester 237 

Dixville, highway appropriation for 50 

Dixville Notch road, appropriation for 49 

Dodge, Amos, appropriation in favor of 169 

Dorchester, highway appropriation for 51 

town meetings legalized 23^ 

Dover may exempt Hayes Hospital from taxation . . 202 

police commission established 181 

police force, how constituted .... 181 

street and park commission established 220 

Dover & Eliot Street Railway, transfer of property and franchise author- 
ized 290 

Dover Loan and Trust Co., charter of 308 

Dun barton & Goffstown Electric Co., charter of 342 

Drunkenness in pi'ivate place, to disturbance of peace, prohibited ... 26 

Dudley, Arthur W., appropriation in favor of 159 

Dutnmer, highway appropriation for 50 

Duntley, Lorenzo D., appropriation in favor of 171 

Durrell, H. G., appropriation in favor of ^ 170 

Eastman, Edson C, appropriation in favor of 170 

Echo island annexed to Tuftonborough 77 

Echo Lake and Notch road, appropriation for 51 



374 INDEX. [1903 

EfBngham, election proceedings legalized 230 

Electric power, use by steam railroads authorized. ... 98 

Eliot Bridge Co., transfer of property and franchise authorized 290 

Embezzlement of trust funds, how punished 18 

Enfield, highway appropriation for 167 

Enfield Village Fire District may construct water-works 217 

Enoch Poor monument, appropriation for 174 

Epping, Brentwood & Kingston Street Railway Co., charter of 296 

Errol, highway appropriation for 50 

Errol to Wentworth's Location, appropriation for highway 49, 167 

Exeter Gas Light Co., name changed to Exeter Gas, Electric Light & 

Power Co 260 

Exeter Gas, Electric Light & Power Co., name changed to Exeter Gas 

Light Co 326 

Farnsworth place to Second Lake House, appropriation for highway 50 

Fees at coroners' inquests 134 

for license of spayed bitch 109 

for licenses to non-resident deer-hunters ; how applied 75 

of coroner for viewing body 134 

of medical referees 142 

of non-resident director appearing as witness 30 

Firemen, when exempt from jury duty 20 

Firemen's relief fund, appropriation for 130 

First Free Baptist Church of Franconia, charter of 267 

Fish and Game : 

black bass protected 73 

deer protected 135 

killing by non-residents regulated 74 

hatchery in Laconia, appropriation for 156 

. interference with fish screens ; penalty 95 

interference with lobster traps ; penalty 101 

lake trout, permission to sell revoked 17 

protection in Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam lakes. . 72 

taking of for compensation prohibited 17 

land-locked salmon, protection in Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam 

lakes ^ 72 

maintenance of unmarked lobster pen ; penalty 101 

pike perch protected 73 

shiners, taking of regulated 94 

white perch protected 73 

Fish and game commissioners, salaries of 11 

to issue fish and game laws 68 

Fish hatchery in Laconia, appropriation for 156 

Ford, Charles S., appropriation in favor of 169 

Ford, Stephen S., appropriation in favor of 170 

Forest lake, appropriation for screening 157 

Forest Lake road, appropriation for 50 

Forestry commission may contract for seedling timber trees 127 

to make regulations for state parks 21 



1903] INDEX. 375 

Forestry commission to procure examination of White Mountain 

forest lands 149 

Foster, George J., & Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Fowler, George II., appropriation in favor of 170 

Franconia, school-district meeting legalized 284 

warrant for town meeting legalized 270 

Franconia to Flume House, appropriation for highway 51 

Fruit dealers to provide receptacles for waste 6 

Gagk, J. E., appropriation in favor of 170 

Gallagher, Stephen F., appropriation in favor of 171 

Gardner, Fred H., appropriation in favor of 153 

Gates and bars, how highway made subject to 14- 

Getchell, William II., appropriation in favor of 169 

Gilmanton may exempt real estate of Highland Lodge, T. O. O. F., from 

taxation 346 

Gilmanton & Barnstead Electric Railway Co., charter extended 354 

Gilmore, George C, appropriation in favor of 169 

Glen Junction Transfer Co., charter renewed and amended 359 

Glennon, Joseph A., appropriation in favor of 169 

Glick, E. L., appropriation in favor of 170 

Goff's Falls, Litchfield & Hudson Street Railway Co., charter of 271 

Goodman, W. P., appropriation in favor of 170 

Gordon, Earle C, appropriation in favor of 169 

Gorham may exempt Mount Madison hotel from taxation . . 270 

Gorham Five Cents Savings Bank, name changed to Gorham Savings 

Bank 271 

Governor may authorize publication of special reports 117 

may limit size of state reports 117 

to appoint board of license commissioners 82 

commission for Mount Washington and Fi'an- 

conia road 45 

committee on enlargement of state library build- 
ing 58 

inspector and deputy inspectors of steamboats. . . 65 

medical referees 140 

trustees of normal school 7 

Vicksburg monument commission 148 

to cause original town maps to be preserved 37 

Governor and council may divide state highways into sections 45 

may propose plan for state aid to highways 138 

may provide for inspection of state highways.. . 45 

to appoint state highway engineers 44, 136 

to approve deposit of state funds 128 

to approve investment of state funds 128 

to direct purchase of fuel for state house 130 

to direct sale of state securities 128 

to fix compensation of state highway engineers 45, 136 
to investigate and report on stale house improve- 
ments 172 



376 INDEX. [1903 

Governor and council to prepare bill for system of state highways 137 

to report upon proposed highway law 139 

to supervise construction of Manchester armory 99 

to supervise construction of state highway's 43,136 

Grafton county, salary of judge of probate M5 

terms of probate court 11 

superior court 28 

Grafton Improvement Manufacturing & Power Co., charter amended. . 317 

Granite lake 16 

Granite State Dairymen's Association, appropriation in favor of 162 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation in favor of 149 

Green's Basin, appropriation for removing boulder 165 

Green's Grant, highway appropriation for 50 

Greenville may establish water-works 355 

may acquire electric power and lighting plant 275 

Grey, Temple, appropriation in favor of 169 

Guardian, appointment of, when parents unfit 115 

incorporated orphans' home may act as 116 

may provide for adoption or apprenticeship of ward 116 

parents not relieved of duty to support 116 

Hampstkad & Haverhill Street Railway Co., charter of 253 

Haverhill, police court of 183, 187 

town meeting legalized 187 

Hayes Hospital, Dover may exempt from taxation 202 

Health officers to report cases of smallpox 37 

Hedding Campmeeting Association may refund indebtedness 242 

Hedgehogs, bounty on 58 

Highland lake, appropriation for screening 156 

Highland Spring Sanatorium Co., exemption from taxation 345 

Highways. See State Highways. 
Highways, appropriations for: 

Brook road 51 

Cardigan JNIountain road 51 

new road 168 

Country Pond road 53 

Crotchet Mountain road 168 

Dale road 167 

Diamond Ponds road 50 

Dixville Notch road 49 

Echo Lake and Notch road 51 

Forest Lake road 50 

Hurricane Mountain road 51 

Jefferson Notch road 49 

Lake Shore road (Newbury) 53 

Lake Shore road (Sunapee) 53 

Lake Side and Soo-Nippi Park road 53 

Miller Park road 53 

Moosilauke road. 49 

Moosilauke Mountain road in Warren 167 



1903] INDEX. 377 

Higliways, appropriations for : 

Mount Washington and Franconia road 49 

Nash Stream road 51 

Pinkham Notch road 50 

Sandwich Notch road 51 

Sugar Loaf road 50 

Warren road 51 

from Colebrook to Errol dam 51 

Crawford House to Willey House 50 

Errol to Berlin, in Cambridge 167 

Errol to Wentworth's Location 49, 167 

Farnsworth place to Second Lake House. 50 

Franconia to Flume House 51 

North Woodstock to Flume House 51 

Odiorne's Point to Jenness Beach 52 

Willey House to Bartlett 50 

in Albany 51 

Bartlett 51 

Benton 50, 52 

Camptou 167 

Dixville 50 

Dorchester 51 

Dunimer 50 

Enfield 167 

Errol 50 

Green's Grant 50 

Martin's Location 50 

Moultonborough 50 

Ossipee 167 

Pinkham's Grant 50 

Randolph 50 

Thornton 51 

Wentworth's Location 51 

Highways, how made subject to gates and bars 14 

deposit of loose stones in, prohibited 67 

regulation of use by street railways 80 

removal of loose stones by highway officers 67 

street railways to make repairs in ; penalty 80 

trees in, hovv marked 119 

wires and poles in, may be located by agents of town 71 

Hillsborough county, certain bonds of, exempted from taxation 3.50 

salary of county commissioners 112 

History Commission of Concord, charter of 305 

House journal, daily publication of 63 

Hudson, water-works and electric plant authorized 230 

Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric Railway Co. may lease certain lines. 280 

Hurricane ^Mountain road, approriation for 51 

Huse, Merritt C, appropriation in favor of I(j9 

Indigent deaf mutes and blind, appropriation for 60 

Industrial school, appropriation for additions and repairs 166 



378 INDEX. [1903 

In galls, Horace L., appropriation in favor of 170 

Insane persons, if dependent, to be cared for by state 57 

transfers of, by state board of lunacy 57 

Insolvent estate, application for decree to be within one year 15 

decree of insolvency as matter of discretion 15 

Insurance companies, domestic, to be licensed 16 

information to be furnished to commissioner.. . . 16 

Intoxicating liquor, sale of, regulated 82-95 

acceptance of license piovisions by popular vote 92, 93 

conduct of special meetings ... 126 

form of ballots prescribed 126 

bond to be filed by licensee 86 

certain licenses not to be exerci.sed in dwellings 90 

classification of licenses 83 

doors to be locked during times when sale forbidden 89 

entry by officers for purpose of inspection. . ; 90 

false statements in application constitute perjury 92 

fees for licenses 84, 85 

distribution of fees an<l forfeitures 86, 87 

increase of fees by town or city 93 

to be deposited with application. 86 

hours and days of sale regulated 88 

illegal sale of liquor ; penalty 93, 122 

of cider ; penalty 123 

giving away, etc., deemed unlawful sale : 124 

"liquor," "spirituous liquor," and -'intoxicating liquor" 

defined 82, 124 

plea of nolo contendere not to be received 125 

recognizances forfeited for breach of condition 123 

second offenses ; penalty for neglect to prosecute 124 

prosecution to be ordered by court for second offense 124 

suspension of sentence for first offense 123 

town agents ; powers, duties, and compensation 124 

may petition for abatement of liquor nuisance. 125 

to enforce liquor laws 124 

what officers to prosecute ; penalty for neglect 125 

liability for sale to habitual drunkard after notice 91 

license commissioners ; appointment, compensation, etc 82 

clerk to act as treasurer, bond of 86 

employment of clerical force by 83 

may license hotels in unorganized places 122 

records to be subject to inspection 86 

to appoint special agents 83 

to furnish list of licenses to town officers 93 

to have offices in Concord 83 

to prescribe regulations for first-class 

licenses 92 

to render annual report 82 

licenses not granted for certain locations 86 

to certain persons 85 

" person " to include firms and corporations 82 



1903] INDEX. 379 

Intoxicating liquor, sale of, regulated : 

price of liquor sold to be drunk on premises not recoverable 89 

prima facie evidence of sale, what deemed 92 

revocation of licenses 88 

sale of adulterated liquor proliibitt'il 89 

sales by druggists regulated ,. 90, 91 

sales to certain persons prohibited 88 

samples of licjuor for analysis, how taken 90 

screens, blinds, etc., use forbidden 89 

special agents, powers and duties of 83 

surrender of license by administrator 88 

suspension of licenses in case of riot, etc 89 

transfer of license to other premises 87 

woman or convicted felon not to serve liquor 89 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Jackson Water-Works Co., charter of 279 

Jefferson Notch road, approp-riation for 49 

Jefferson Notch road commission, appropriation in favor of 48 

Jenks, Walter L., & Co., apijropriation in favor of 170 

Jewett, John W., appropriation in favor of widow 169 

John B. Clarke Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Johnson, George W., appropriation in favor of 153 

Johnson, Gilbert W., appropriation in favor of 170 

Journals of house and senate, daily publication of 63 

Jury service, firemen exenjpt in certain' cases 20 

Justice of peace may act as coroner, when 134 

Kearsakge Mountain Electric Railway Co., charter of 322 

Keeler, I. Eugene, appropriation in favor of 170 

Keene may exempt property of Y. M. C. A. from taxation 347 

Keene, jMarlow & Newport Electric Railway Co., charter extended. . . . 241 
Knights of Pythias Building Association of Manchester, charter re- 
vived and extended 238 

Kolelemook lake 15 

Lauouatory of hygiene, appropriation for 22 

Laconia, city charter amended 184, 204 

Lake Shore road (Newbury), appropriation for 53 

Lake Shore road (Sunapee), appropriation for 53 

Lake Side and Soo-Nippi Park road, appropriation for 53 

Lake trout, permission to sell revoked ....... 17 

protection in Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam lakes 72 

taking of, for compensation prohibited 72 

Lancaster, certain votes and proceedings legalized ' 228 

may acquire property for protection of water supply 229 

may exempt North Star Masonic Corporation from taxation 228 
Land-locked salmon, protection in Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam 

lakes 72 

Langley, Warren F., appropriation in favor of 171 



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Larkin, Josephine C, appropriation in favor of 169 

Laughlin, James, appropriation in favor of 169 

Law, John K., appropriation in favor of 153, 169 

Laws, W. H., appropriation in favor of 170 

Leighton, Fred, appropriation in favor of 170 

Library commissioners abolislied 8 

License of non-residents to kill deer 74 

spayed bitch 109 

License law. See Intoxicating liquor. 

Lisbon village district established 222 

meeting legalized 354 

Literary fund, transfer of certain sums to 68 

Little Squam bridge, appropriation for raising 160 

Little Squam lake, appropriation for dredging outlet 160 

Littleton, school privileges equalized 239 

town meeting legalized 283 

water-works and electric plant authorized 256 

Littleton, Franconia & Bethlehem Street Railway, charter of 211 

Lombard, Mary F., appropriation in favor of 175 

Longa, Horatio W., appropriation in favor of 169 

Loon Island lighthouse (Sunapee lake), appropriation for 161 

Loose stones, deposit of in highway, prohibited 67 

to be removed by highway officers 67 

Lougee's pond, appropriation for screening 160 

Lovejoy, Warren W., appropriation in favor of 169 

Lowry, John W., appropriation in favor of 170 

Maddex, James, appropriation in favor of 169 

Manchester, appropriation for armory in 99 

appropriation for Camp Derwin, No. 184, ratified 239 

board of assessors established 345 

police commissioners to appoint janitor of police station. 353 

Manchester & Haverhill Street Railway Co., charter of 339 

Manchester Fire Insurance Co. of New Hampshire, charter of 259 

Manchester Mills, capital stock increased 180 

Manchester News Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of ,. 170 

Manchester Y. M. C. A., exemption from taxation 313 

Maps and surveys by town proprietors, preservation of 37 

March, Benjamin F., appropriation in favor of widow . 165 

Marriage, notice of intention by non-resident .... 79 

Martin's Location, highway appropriation for 50 

Mason, Henry K., appropriation in favor of 171 

Massabesic Horse Railroad Co., charter repealed 236 

Maynesboro' Fire Insurance Co., cliarter of 289 

McElwain, Herbert A., appropriation in favor of 169 

McQuaid, Elias A., appropriation in favor of 170 

Medical referees, appointment of : tenure of office 140 

compensation of additional physicians employed by.. 142 

county solicitors to audit accounts of 142 

delivery of bodies by, after examination 141 



1903] INDEX. 381 

Medical referees, eniployment of clieinists and clerk 141 

examination of bodies by, when and how conducted. 140 

fees of 142 

proceeding on finding of violent death 141 

records and blanks for use of 143 

to serve writs in certain cases 142 

to take charge of property found on body 142 

Meredith, one of Dolly islands annexed to 252 

Meredith & Ossipee Valley Railroad Co., charter of 307 

Merrimack county, salary of judge of probate 42 

Merry Meeting lake, appropriation for screening 157 

Metcalf, Henry H., appropriation in favor of. . 170 

Militia. See New Hampshire National Guard. 

Milk, producer of may sell without license. 73 

Miller Park road, appropriation for 53 

Milton Mills & Union Electric Railway Co., charter of 314 

Moderator, appointment of, to fill vacancy 59 

in case of temporary absence 59 

Monitor & Statesman Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Moosilauke Mountain road, appropriation for .... 167 

Moosilauke Railroad, charter extended 219 

Moosilauke road, appropriation for 49 

Morrison, Susan R., appropriation in favor of 169 

Mount Pleasant Hotel Co., capital stock increased 282 

Mount Washington and Franconia road, appropriations for 47, 49 

commission to be appointed 

by governor 45 

division into sections 46 

land damages, assessment and 

return 47 

survey and location of 45 

width and character of con- 
struction 47 

^loultonborough, highway appropriation for 50 

Munsonville pond, name changed to Granite lake 10 

Murder in first degree, punishment of 114 

Muster rolls of New Hampshire regiments, appropriation for restoring 170 

Names changed : 

by probate courts 176, 179 

Dodge's Falls Dam and Manufacturing Co., to Ryegate Paper Co. 188 

Exeter Gas, Electric Light & Power Co., to Exeter Gas Light Co. 326 

Exeter Gas Light Co., to Exeter Gas, Electric Light & Power Co.. 260 

Gorhani Five Cents Savings Bank, to Gorhani Savings Bank 271 

Munsonville pond, to Granite lake ... 16 

New Hampshire Conference Sen)inary and Female College, to Til- 
ton Seminary 191 

New Hampshire Health and Accident Insurance Co., to State 

Security Life and Accident Co 248 

Station lake, to Kolelemook lake 15 



382 INDEX. [1903 

Names changed : 

South Congregational Society in Xewmarket, X. H., to Congrega- 
tional Society in Xewfields 267 

Woman's Auxiliary to the City Missionary Society of Manchester, 

to District Xursing Association of the City of Manchester .... 237 

Nash Stream road, appropriation for 51 

Nashua, issue of municipal bonds authorized 283 

may aj^propriate money for semi-centennial 183 

may exempt Higiiland Spring Sanatorium Co. from taxation . 345 

salary of associate justice of police court when justice absent. 192 

Nashua & Ilollis Electric Railway Co., charter of 244 

Nashua Light, Heat & Power Co., charter amended 277 

Nason, Edward M., appropriation in favor of 170 

Newcastle, prosecution of claim against United States 352 

Newfields, school district meeting legalized 352 

New^ Hampshire College of Agriculture, approi)riations for 168 

New Hampshire Genealogical Society, charter of 216 

New Hampshire Health and Accident Insurance Co., name changed to 

State Security Life and Accident Co. ; powers defined 248 

New Hampshire Horticultural Society, appropriation in favor of 69 

to make i-eport to state board 

of agriculture 69 

to render annual account to 

governor and council 69 

New Hampshii'e National Guard, appropriation for Manchester armory 99 

brigade commissary 144 

commander-in-chief may expend $35- 

000 annually 02 

commissaries of infantry 144 

conimissary-sei'geants of cavah'y and 

artillery 143 

compensation of musicians 145 

New Hampshire Odd Fellows' AVidows' and Orphans' Home, cliarter 

amended 216 

New Hampshire School for Feeble-minded Children, appropriation in 

favor of 171 

New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, appropriation for water supply 66 

appropriation in favor of 161 

managers authorized to secure water 

supply 66 

New Hampshire State Hospital, appropriation in favor of 152 

New Hampshire State Normal School, annual appropriation foi' 56 

trustees of, appointment and 

tenure of office 7 

New Hampshire Veterans' Association, appropriation for repair of 

buildings 152 

New London school district, certain residences annexed to, from Wil- 

mot school district ... 347 

Newmarket invested with rights of Newmarket AVater-Works 201 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power & Heat Co., charter amended 281 

Newmarket Manufacturing Co., capital stock reduced 243 



1903] INDEX. 383 

Newport & George's Mills Electric Railway Co., charter extended .... 286 

Newton, town meeting legalized . . . . : 287 

Non-residents to give five days' notice of intention to marry 79 

to procure license for killing deer 74 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Railroad, charter extended 215 

North Shore Water Co., charter amended 19G 

North Star Masonic Corporation, exemption from taxation authorized 228 

Northumberland, town meetings legalized 2G9 

North Woodstock to Flume House, appropriation for highway 51 

Nurseries, inspection and fumigation of 35 

stock shipped into state to bear certificate of inspection. ... 36 

state nursery inspector, appointment and duties 35 

state board of agriculture to prosecute violations of nursery 

inspection law 36 

Odiorne's Point to Jenness Beach, appropriation for highway 52 

Omicron Deuteron Charge of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity, charter of.. 278 

O'Shaughnessey, W. J., appropriation in favor of 170 

Ossipee, highway appropriation for. ... 167 

Ossipee Water and Electric Co., charter of 26i 

Patch, William J., appropriation in favor of 164 

Pauper claim, affidavit of pauper to, when to be made 61 

liability of one county to another on account of 61 

of town against county, wdien to be presented 61 

when recoverable again.'st estate ; preference of 34 

Pauper settlement of legitimate children 110 

of person over seventy years, not lost by non-pay- 
ment of poll tax 100 

of unmarried women 110 

town not liable unless settlement gained within 

ten years 100 

Peabody River Improvement Co., charter of 333 

Pearson, Harlan C, appropriation in favor of 170 

Penacook lake, appropriation for screening 158 

People & Patriot Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Peterborough may exempt buildings on Tarbell Block lot from taxa- 
tion 252 

Pews, taxation of for support of public worship 56 

Philotechnic Society, chaiter amended 320 

Physicians, course of study required to be shown 114 

in summer hotels to be licensed 5 

to report cases of smallpox ; penalty 37 

Pickering, Richard, annexation of to Portsmouth repealed 236 

Pike perch protected 73 

Pinkham Notch road, appropriation for 50 

Pinkham's Grant, highway appropriation for 50 

Piper, INiartin L., appropriation in favor of 169 

Pittsfield Light & Power Co., charter of 284 

Pleasant pond, appropriation for screening 154 

Polluted water, state board of health may prohibit domestic use of . . . 31 



384 INDEX. [1903 

Portsmouth, annexation of Richard Pickering to, repealed 236 

may bon-ow money to erect high school building 194 

Probate court, appointment of guardian by, when parents unfit 115 

decree of insolvency in exercise of discretion 15 

may authorize transfer by trustee after execution of 

trust 132 

may permit administrator to resign 29 

names changed by 176-179 

terms for Grafton county 11 

Rockingham county 28 

Proprietors' meetings, proceeding when annual meeting not held 22 

Prudential Fire Insurance Co., charter of 288 

Public funds, misapplication and excessive expenditure of, prohibited 64 
Public Statutes amended, etc. : 

chapter 2, section 33, meaning of " liquor," etc 123 

5, section 2, session laws 98 

7, section 3, state house and yard 130 

27, section 20, fees of county commissioners 112 

42, sections 2, 3, appointment of moderator 59 

• 51, section 2, cemeteries 38 

59, section 7, tax-list and warrant Ill 

60, section 13, real estate tax Ill 

65, section 7, building and loan associations 129 

72, sections 1, 3, 4, discontinuance of higliways 14 

81, section 2, wires, etc., in highways 71 

83, section 1, pauper settlements 110 

85, sections 4, 5, 9, pauper claims 61 

86, section 1, deaf mutes and blind 60 

92, section 6, studies prescribed 25 

92, section 8, schoolhouse flags 32 

92, section 13, reports of school boards 8 

92, section 21, teachers' institutes 24 

93, section 14, compulsory school attendance 13 

94, section 2, school laws 27 

95, section 2, State Normal School 6 

95, section 8, State Normal School 56 

112, section 15, sale of liquor 122 

112, section 16, sale of cider 123 

112, section 17, liquor prosecution 123 

112, section 23, liquor prosecutions 125 

112, section 28, forfeiture of recognizances 123 

119, section 1, steamboat inspectors Qd 

134, sections 5, 7, 8, practice of dentistry 113 

1.53, sections 10, 13, 14, 15, meeting-houses 56 

154, section 27, proprietors' meetings 22 

162, section 4, bank commissioners 70 

174, sections 5, 6, intention of marriage 79 

179, section 3, guardians of spendthrifts 12 

184, section 1, probate courtfor Rockingham county 28 

192, section 1, insolvent estates 15 



1903] INDEX. 385 

Public Statutes, amended, etc. : 

chapter 196, section 1, descent of real estate ... 66 

212, sections 4, 6, coroners 142 

209, section 8, exemptions from jury service 20 

212, sections 4, 0, coroners 142 

262, coroners' inquests 143 

262, sections 1, 2, coroners' inquests 132 

262, section 16, burial by coroner 133 

264, section 14, drunkenness prohibited 26 

278, section 5, punishment of murder 114 

285, section 17, state prison 73 

286, section 14, judges of probate 78, 95, 96, 131 

286, section 15, registers of probate 131 

287, section 28, fees of coroners 134 

Randolph, highway appropriation for 50 

Registry of bottles for milk and other beverages 120 

Roach, Amy G., appropriation in favor of. 169 

Roberts, Charles H., appropriation in favor of 150 

Roberts, Charles S., appropriation in favor of 153 

Robinson, Allen H., appropriation in favor of 170 

Rockingham county, salary of judge of probate 40 

terms of probate court 28 

Rollinsford, union of school districts in 240 

Ryegate Paper Co 188 

Salary of : 

bank commissioners 70 

commissioners of Hillsborough county 112 

fish and game commissioners 11 

judge of probate for Rockingham county 40 

Strafford county 40 

Belknap county . . 131 

Carroll county 78 

Merrimack county 42 

Sullivan county 96 

Grafton county 95 

justice of police court of Concord 203 

register of probate for Strafford county 41 

Belknap county 131 

Cheshire county 38 

Coos county 41 

state reporter 9 

Salem Water-works Co., charter amended 202 

Sandwich Notch road, appropriation for 51 

Schools, annual enumeration of school children 74 

approval of high schools by state superintendent 118 

attendance at teachers' institutes 24 

biennial issue of school laws 27 

compulsory attendance of scholars 13 

25 



386 INDEX. [1903 

Schools, district may contract with local academy 118 

high school tuition of non-residents limited 117 

instruction in state and federal constitutions 25 

literary fund, certain sums transferred to 68 

reports of local boards to state superintendent 8 

schoolhouse flags ; expenditure limited 32 

Senate journal, daily publication of 63 

Session laws amended, etc. : 

1861, chapter 2,555, section 2, Alpha Delta Phi Society 238 

1889, chapter 202, section 3, Wolfeborough water-works 251 

1891, chapter 60, section 3, dog licenses 109 

1893, chapter 3, section 1, bank commissioners 69 

40, sections 1, 2, inspectors of buildings 146 

44, forestry commission 21 

241, Laconia city charter 184, 204 

272, section 1, Bennington Water-Works Co 294 

1895, chapter 27, section 7, railways in highways 80 

27, section 10, repair of highways 80 

27, section 13, railroad crossings 76 

27, section 22, use of electric power 98 

32, section 2, state reports 117 

43, section 9, municipal bonds 194 

46, section 1, enumeration of school children 74 

59, section 13, adjutant-general 78 

59, sections 37, 38, 40, militia officers 143, 144 

59, section 98, compensation of musicians 145 

59, section 128, conmiander-in-chief 62 

215, section 1, Androscoggin Hospital Association. 268 

253, section 1, Newmarket Manufacturing Co 243 

1897, chapter 31, section 1, pauper settlements 100 

63, section 7, practice of medicine 114 

63, section 11, practice of medicine 5 

82, section 1, disposition of ballots 24 

84, section 2, salary of state reporter 9 

121, Berlin city charter 226 

183, section 2, Wolfeborough fire precinct 195 

184, Dalton Power Co 357 

206, section 4, Bethlehem Electric Light Co 215 

1899, chapter 64, firemen's relief fund 130 

67, section 1, expenses of judges 97 

79, section 1, pi'obate judge for Grafton county. . . 11 

81, section 1, nuisance act 125 

200, Haverhill police court 183 

208, Walpole Electric Light & Power Co. ... 195, 348, 349 

1901, chapter 23, section 6, laboratory of hygiene 22 

24, section 4, superior court for Grafton county.. . 28 

25, militia officers 143 

29, probate court for Rockingham county 28 

51, State Normal School 56 

61, compulsory school attendance 13 



1903] 



INDEX. 



387 



Session laws amended, etc. : 

1901, chapter 69, section 1, sawdust in Anirnonoosuc river 9 

78, section 12, fees of referees 33 

78, section 15, superior court for Carroll county. . 7 

79, .section 10, fish and game commissioners 68 

79, section 11, fish and game commissioners 11 

79, section 14, interference with screens 95 

79, .section 16, protection of deer 135 

79, section 52, taking of shiners 94 

79, section 54, fishing for trout 17 

79, section 56, lake trout and land-locked salmon . 72 

79, section 58, lake trout protected 17 

79, section 59, pike perch, white perch, and black 

bass 73 

79, section 79, lobster traps 101 

96, section 1, high schools 117 

96, section 4, high schools and academies 25, 118 

98, section 2, marking trees 119 

105, section 9, caucuses and conventions 33 

107, section 4, sale of milk 72 

185, section 1, Hillsborough county bonds 350 

243, Grafton Improvement Manufacturing & Power 

Co 317 

253, section 6, Salem Water- Works Co 202 

1903, chapter 192, Laconia city charter 204 

Session laws, one thousand copies to be printed 98 

Severance, Albert T., appropriation in favor of 171 

Shackford, Frank M., appropriation in favor of 170 

Shattuck, George E., appropriation in favor of 175 

Shiners, taking of regulated 94 

Smallpox, physicians and town officers to report cases 37 

Smith, Eugene P., appropriation in favor of 175 

Smith, Frank G., appropriation in favor of 175 

Smith, Henry H., appropriation in favor of 153 

Society of Social Friends, charter amended 320 

Sons of Veterans Memorial Hall Association, charter of 295 

South Congregational Society in Newmarket, N. H., name changed to 

Congregational Society in Ncwfields 267 

Spanish-American war veterans, exemption from poll tax 62 

Spayed bitch, fee for license of 109 

Spendthrifts, who are deemed to be 12 

Spitting in public places prohibited 6 

Squam bridge, appropriation for raising 160 

Squam lake, appropriation for buoys and lights 162 

appropriation for dredging outlet 160 

Squirrel island annexed to Tuf ton borough 77 

Stanyan, John M., appropriation in favor of 168 

State to pay for bond of deputy state treasurer 54 

State board of agriculture, seal provided 10 

to appoint nursery inspector ; duties 35 



388 INDEX. [1903 

State board of agriculture to prosecute violations of uursei-y inspec- 
tion laws 36 

State board of charities and correction to send indigent consumptives 

to sanatorium 173 

State board of health may prohibit domestic use of polluted water. ... 31 
State board of lunacy to order removal of dependent insane to state 

hospital 57 

to transfer insane from almshouses to state hos- 
pital 57 

State funds, deposit of, in approved banks 128 

interest on deposits, how distributed 128 

investment of, regulated 128 

State liighways : 

appropriation for purposes of act 139 

award of contracts on competitive bids 44 

certain counties to form a district.. . . 43 

designation of certain roads as state highways 43 

division of highways into sections 45 

emergency repairs, how made 44 

existing highways may be appropriated 43 

governor and council to have supervision 43, 136 

inspection by state engineer and others 45 

plan for future state aid 138 

preparation of bill for future system 137 

state highway engineers, appointment of 44, 136 

compensation of 45, 136 

examination of routes by 137 

to advise local officers 138 

to prepare map of continuous highways.. 137 
to prepare plans for construction and re- 
pair 137, 138 

to procure maps of town officers 136 

State library building, appropriation for painting and decoiating. . . . 150 

plans for enlargement of. . . 58 

State nursery inspector, appointment and duties 35 

State offices may be closed Saturday afternoons and holidays 79 

State parks, forestry commission to make regulations for 21 

State prison, appropriation for improvements and repairs 100 

appropriation for library 100 

appropriation for salary of chaplain 100 

insufficiency of income, how met 100 

to furnish money and clothes to discharged convicts 73 

State reporter, salary of 9 

State reports, governor may limit size and authorize special publication 117 

State Security Life and Accident Co 248 

State tax, amount of, for 1904 and'--1905 60 

apportionment of 102 

State treasurer, investment of state funds by 128 

to deposit funds in approved banks 128 

to distribute building and loan association taxes 129 



1903] INDEX. 389 

State treasurer, to distribute interest on state deposits 128 

to transfer certain sums to literary fund 68 

Station lake, name changed to Kolelemook lake 15 

Steamboat inspectors and deputies, appointment and tenure of office. . 65 
Stevens, Iliram S., farm severed from Middleton and annexed to 

Wakefield - .-. • • 269 

Stewart, Patrick J., appropriation in favor of 171 

Store island annexed to Tuftonborough 77 

Stowell, Herbert J., appropriation in favor of 153 

Strafford county, salary of judge of probate 40 

salary of register of probate 41 

Stratford may exempt hotel property from taxation 351 

Stratham, election proceedings legalized I . . . . 235 

Street railways, securities of, not to be sold at less than par 19 

corporation operating or owning majority of stock to 

make return 53 

issue of stock, etc., by such corporation 54 

crossing of steam railroad tracks regulated 76 

directors criminally liable for illegal issue of bonds, etc. 20 
issue of bonds, etc., subject to control l)y railroad com- 
missioners 20 

regulations as to use of highways by 80 

to keep highways in repair ; penalty 80 

Sugar Loaf road, appropriation for 50 

Sullivan county, salary of judge of probate 96 

Sunapee lake, appropriation for screening 173 

Superior court, appeals to, from decision of building invSpectors 146 

jurisdiction to enforce certain orders of state board of 

health 31 

may appoint commissioner to take depositions outside 

state 18 

may appoint commissioner to take testimony of non- 
resident director 30 

may order non-resident director to appear as witness.. 30 

may appoint receiver if director neglects to attend. ... 30 

may order payment of certain commissioners' fees .... 33 

terms for Carroll county 7 

Grafton county 28 

Supreme court judges to be reimbursed for stenographic expenses. ... 97 

Swift River Railroad Co., charter of 306 

Tax, abatement of, when wide tires substituted 55 

if timber trees planted 127 

apportionment of state tax 102 

state tax for 1904 and 1905 60 

Taxation, appraisal of separated lands of same owner 21 

list and warrant to be delivered by June 30 Ill 

of building and loan associations 129 

of pews for support of public worship 56 

real estate holden for taxes, how long Ill 



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Tax exemptions : 

Appalachian Mountain Club reservation 244 

Dover may exempt Hayes Hospital 202 

Gilmanton may exempt real estate of Highland Lodge, I. O. O. F. 346 

Gorham may exempt Mount Madison hotel 270 

Hillsborough county bonds 350 

Keene may exempt Y. M. C. A. property . 347 

Lancaster may exempt property of North Star Masonic Corporation 228 

Manchester Y. M. C. A. property 313 

Nashua may exempt Highland Spring Sanatorium Co 345 

Peterborough may exempt buildings on Tarbell Block lot 252 

Stratford may exempt hotel property 351 

Teachers' institutes, attendance at 24 

Telegraph Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Tewksbury's pond, appropriation for screening 159 

Thornton, highway appropriation for 51 

Thorp, Louis A., appropriation in favor of 169 

Tickets for bread, milk, etc., to have detachable coupons 54 

penalty for unauthorized use 54 

Tilton Seminary 191 

Timber trees, abatement of tax for planting of 127 

forestry commission may purchase seedlings 127 

Times Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

Towns may regulate construction of all buildings 146 

preparation of highway maps by ; penalty for neglect 136 

union or set-off to be ratified by vote 96 

Trees in highway, how marked 119 

Trustee, transfer by, after execution of trust 132 

Tuf tonborough, certain islands annexed to 77 

Uncanoonuc Incline Railway and Development Co., charter of 310 

Union Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 170 

United Fraternity, charter amended 320 

Upton, Donald P., appropriation in favor of 169 

ViCKSBURG monument, appropriation for 148 

Wallace, William, appropriation in favor of 170 

Walpole Electric Light & Power Co., charter amended 195, 348 

Walpole Water & Sewer Co., charter of 198 

Warner & Kearsarge Road Co., charter revived and continued 191 

Warren road, appropriation for 51 

Warren Water & Light Co., charter of 292 

Waste matter, deposit in Ammonoosuc river prohibited 29 

throwing upon sidewalks and streets prohibited 6 

Wells River Bridge, charter amended ... 210 

Wentworth's Location, highway appropriation for 51 

Weston, William H., appropriation in favor of 169 

White, Benjamin C, appropriation in favor of 170 

White Mountain forest lands, examination of provided for 149 

national forest reserve approved 147 



1903] INDEX. 391 

White perch protected 73 

Wliitehead, James F., appropriation in favor of 153 

Wide tires, abatement of tax if substitnted 55 

Willey House to Bartlett, appropriation for highway 50 

Wilmot school district, certain residences severed from and annexed 

to New London school district 347 

Winnipesaukee lalce, appropriation for buoys and lights 163 

Winnisquani lake, appropriation for screening 155 

Wires, location of in liighways by town agents 71 

Wolfeborough, board of water commissioners established 251 

commission provided for village precinct electric plant. 195 
Woman's Auxiliary to the City Missionary Society of Manchester, 
name changed to District Nursing Association of the City of Man- 
chester 237 

Worcester, Horace L., appropriation in favor of 155 

Young, Harrie M., appropriation in favor of 170 

Young, John, appropriation in favor of 169 



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