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LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1907. 



LEGISLATURL CONVENED JANUARY 2, ADJOUR' ED APRIL 5. 




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LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 2, ADJOURNED APRIL 5. 




CONCORD, N. H. 
1907. 



PRINTED BY IRA C. EVANS CO., CONCORD. 
BOUND BY RUMFORD PRINTING COMPANY, CONCORD. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



CHARLES M. FLOYD, Governor. 
EDWARD N. PEARSON, Secretartj of State. 
JOSEPH T. WALKER, Deputy Secretary of State.. 
SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 
JOHN WESLEY PLUMMER, Deputy State Treasurer. 
JOHN SCAMMON, President of the Senate. 
BERTRAIM ELLIS, Speaker of the House. 
LOUIS ASHTON THORP, Clerk of the Senate. 
HARRIE M. YOUNG, Clerk of the House. 
HARRY B. CILLEY, Adjutant-General. 

HENRY C. MORRISON, Superintendent of PuUic Instruction. 
ALBERT S. BATCHELLOR, Editor of State Papers. 
ARTHUR H. CHASE, State Librarian. 

CHARLES P. BANCROFT, Superintendent of State Hospital. 
ARTHUR W. DEAN, Highway Engineer. 
HENRY K. W. SCOTT, Warden of State Prison. 
WILLIAM B. FELLOWS, Secretary of Board of Equalization. 
NAHUM J. BACHELDER, Secretary of Board of Agriculture. 
IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 
WILLIAM J. AHERN, Secretary of Board of Charities and Cor- 
rection. 
GEORGE H. ADAMS, Insurance Commissioner. 
LYSANDER H. CARROLL. Labor Comynissioner. 
RICHARD M. SCAMMON, ) 

ARTHUR E. DOLE, [ Bank Commissioners. 

HExNRY F. GREEN, ) 

HENRY M. PUTNEY, ) 

ARTHUR G. WHITTEMORE. [ Railroad Commissioners. 
GEORGE E. BALES, ) 

HENRY 0. KENT, ^ 

ROBERT P. BASS, i ^ 

ROBERT E. FAULKNER [ forestry Commission. 
JASON E. TOLLES, ' J 

NATHANIEL WENTWORTH, ) 

CHARLES B. CLARKE, - Fish and Game Commissioners. 

MERRILL SHURTLEFF, ) 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, '] 

ALBERT S. BATCHELLOR. | 

JOHN H. RIEDELL, \ Public Printing Commission. 

HARRIE E. WAITE, | 

JOHN WESLEY PLUMMER, J 
CYRUS H. LITTLE, ] 

HENRY W. KEYES, r Board of Licetise Commissioners. 
JOHN KIVEL, ) 



SUPREME COURT. 



FRANK N. PARSONS, Chief Justice. 
WILLIAM M. CHASE, ^ 
REUBEN E. WALKER, i .-^^^ j^^^-^^^ 
GEORGE H. BINGHAM, f ^^soci^ite Justices. 

JOHN E. YOUNG, J 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, Attorney-General. 

JOHN H. RIEDELL, Law Reporter. 



SUPERIOR COURT. 



ROBERT M. WALLACE, Chief Justice. 
ROBERT G. PIKE, ^ 

ROBERT J. PEASLEE, [ , • , r .• 

CHARLES F. STONE, [ '^^'octate Justices. 

ROBERT N. CHAMBERLIN, J 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1907. 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF CHILDREN. 



Section 

1. Abandonment of infants, how pun- 
ished. 



Section 

2. Accessory, how punished. 

3. Talies effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. If any person shall abandon an infant under four Abandonment 
years of age, or being its parent and having made contract for punished.' 
its support, shall abscond or fail to perform said contract if of 
sufficient ability, shall neither visit nor remove such infant nor 
notify the proper authority of the town, ward or city in which 
he resides of his or her inability to support such infant he shall 
be punished by imprisonment not exceeding two years ; or if the 
infant dies by reason of such abandonment, by imprisonment not 
exceeding thirty years. 

5 



6 



Chapters 1, 2. 



1907 



Accessory, how Sect. 2. If any person knowingly and with wrongful intent 
pimis . siiall aid or abet in the abandonment of such infant he shall be 

punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by impris- 
onment not exceeding two years, or both. 
Takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. ^ ^ '- 

[Approved January 31. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 2. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT 
OF PUBLIC TAXES. 



Section 

1. New apportionment for assessment 
of public taxes. 



SKfTION 

2. Taxes to be assessed accordingly 
until new apportionment. 



New appor- 
tionment. 



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

Section 1. That of every thousand dollars of public taxes 
hereafter to be raised, the proportion which each town and place 
shall pay, and for which the treasurer of the state is hereby 
authorized to issite his warrant, shall be as follows, to wit : 



Rockingham County, $123.45 

Atkinson, one dollar and four cents 
Auburn, one dollar and sixty-six cents 
Brentwood, one dollar and twenty-two cents 
Candia. two dollars and twenty-two cents 
Chester, two dollars and eleven cents 
Danville, eighty-three cents 
Deerfield, two dollars and thirty-five cents 
Derry. six dollars and ninety-two cents 
East Kingston, ninety cents 
Epping, three dollars and five cents 
Exeter, twelve dollars and thirty-seven cents 
Fremont, one dollar and eleven cents 
Greenland, one dollar and sixty-six cents 
Harnpstead. one dollar and forty -five cents 
Hampton, two dollars and ninety-five cents 
Hampton Falls, one dollar and six cents 
Kensington, eighty-seven cents 
Kingston, one dollar and forty-three cents 
Londonderrv, three dollars and ten cents 



$1.04 
1.66 
1.22 
2.22 
2.11 

.83 
2.35 
6.92 

.90 
3.05 
12.37 
1.11 
1.66 
1.45 
2.95 
1.06 

.87 
1.43 
3.10 



1907] Chapter 2. 

NeAveastle, one dollar and forty cents $1.40 

Newfields, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

Newington, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Newmarket, four dollars and eighty-seven cents 4.87 

Newton, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 

North Hampton, two dollars and ninety-six cents 2.96 

Northwood, two dollars and twenty-three cents 2.23 

Nottingham, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Plaistow, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 

Portsmouth, forty-two dollars and twenty-two cents 42.22 

Raymond, two dollars and twenty-one cents 2.21 

Rye, four dollars and twenty-three cents 4.23 

Salem, three dollars and sixty-two cents 3.62 

Sandown, fifty-seven cents .57 

Seabrook. one dollar and two cents 1.02 

South Hampton, sixty-three cents .63 

Stratham, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 1.78 

Windham, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Strafford County, $99.50 

Barrington, two dollars and twelve cents $2.12 

Dover, thirty-nine dollars and fifty-nine cents 39.59 

Durham, two dollars and forty-eight cents 2.48 

Farmington. five dollars and six cents 5.06 

Lee. one dollar and forty-one cents 1.41 

]Madbury, one dollar and thirty-six cents 1.36 

Middleton, forty-five cents .45 

Milton, three dollars and fifty-seven cents 3.57 

New Durham, one dollar 1.00 

Rochester, nineteen dollars and eighty-five cents 19.85 

Rollinsford. four dollars and sixty-eight cents 4.68 

Somersvvorth. fifteen dollars and seventy-six cents 15.76 

Strafford, two dollars and seventeen cents 2.17 

Belkxap County, $45.63 

Alton, two dollars and sixty-five cents $2.65 

Barnstead, two dollars and thirty-six cents 2.36 

Belmont, two dollars and fifty-four cents 2.54 

Center Harbor, one dollar and tAventy-seven cents 1.27 

Gilford, one dollar and seventy-five cents 1.75 

Gilmanton. two dollars and eight cents 2.08 

Laconia. twenty dollars and sixteen cents 20.16 

]\Ieredith. four dollars and twenty cents 4.20 

New Hampton, one dollar and fifty-one cents 1.51 

Sanbornton, one dollar and ninetj^-eight cents 1.98 

Tilton, five dollars and thirteen cents 5.13 



Chapter 2. [1907 

Carroll County, $30.30 

Albany, eighty cents $0.80 

Bartlett, one dollar and sixty-one cents 1.61 

Brookfield, sixty-one cents .61 

Chatham, forty-eight cents .48 

Conway, four dollars and thirty-three cents 4.33 

Eaton, forty-seven cents .47 

Effingham, eighty-three cents .83 

Freedom, eighty-four cents .84 

Hart's Location, twenty-five cents .25 

Jackson, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 1.39 

Madison, seventy-one cents .71 

Moultonborough, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 1.79 

Ossipee, two dollars and sixty-four cents 2.64 

Sandwich, two dollars and nine cents 2.09 

Tamworth, two dollars and five cents 2.05 

Tuftonborough, one dollar 1.00 

Wakefield, three dollars and fifty-two cents 3.52 

Wolfeboro, four dollars and seventy-three cents 4.73 

Hale's Location, sixteen cents .16 

Merrimack County, $147.55 

Allenstown, two dollars and sixty-seven cents $2.67 

Andover, two dollars and sixty-one cents 2.61 

Boscawen, two dollars and eighty-three cents 2.83 

Bow, two dollars and seventy-four cents 2.74 

Bradford, two dollars and forty-seven cents 2.47 

Canterbury, two dollars and thirty-one cents 2.31 

Chichester, two dollars and five cents , 2.05 

Concord, sixty-six dollars and twenty-seven cents 66.27 

Danburj', one dollar and thirty cents 1.30 

Dunbarton, one dollar and seventy-four cents 1.74 

Epsom, one dollar and ninety-five cents 1.95 

Franklin, fourteen dollars and eighty-six cents 14.86 

Henniker, three dollars and seventy-three cents 3.73 

Hill, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Hooksett, three dollars and forty-six cents 3.46 

Hopkinton, four dollars and ninety-seven cents 4.97 

Loudon, two dollars and seventy-nine cents 2.79 

Newbury, one dollar and eighty-two cents 1.82 

New London, two dollars and fifty-four cents 2.54 

Northfield, two dollars and sixty-four cents 2.64 

Pembroke, five dollars and fifty-seven cents 5.57 

Pittsfield, five dollars and forty-seven cents 5.47 

Salisbury, one dollar and forty-seven cents 1.47 



1907] Chapter 2. 

Sutton, one dollar and seventy-seven cents, ' $1.77 

Warner, three dollars and seventy-seven cents 3.77 

Webster, one dollar and sixty-four cents 1.64 

Wilmot, one dollar 1.00 

Hillsborough County, $287.76 

Amherst, two dollars and sixty-eight cents $2.68 

Antrim, three dollars and six cents 3.06 

Bedford, three dollars and twelve cents 3.12 

Bennington, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Brookline, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Deering, one dollar and two cents 1.02 

Francestown, one dollar and fifty-six cents 1.56 

Goffstown, six dollars and seventy-one cents 6.71 

Greenfield, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Greenville, two dollars and fifty-seven cents 2.57 

Hancock, one dollar and eighty-eight cents 1.88 

Hillsborough, five dollars and sixty-three cents 5.63 

Hollis, two dollars and six cents 2.06 

Hudson, two dollars and ninety-five cents . 2.95 

Litchfield, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Lyndeborough. one dollar and nine cents 1.09 
Manchester, one hundred fifty-six dollars and twenty cents 156.20 

Mason, eighty-seven cents .87 

Merrimack, three dollars and twenty-five cents 3.25 

Milford, eight dollars and thirteen cents 8.13 

Mont Vernon, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

N^ashua, fifty-five dollars and eighty-seven cents 55.87 

New Boston, three dollars and forty-three cents 3.43 

New Ipswich, two dollars and nine cents 2.09 

Pelham. one dollar and sixty-two cents 1.62 

Peterborough, seven dollars and thirty-five cents 7.35 

Sharon, twenty-two cents ,22 

Temple, sixty-six cents .QQ 

Weare. three dollars and seventy-one cents 3.71 

Wilton, four dollars and eleven cents 4.11 

Windsor, sixteen cents .16 

Cheshire County, $72.27 

Alstead, one dollar and eighty -six cents $1.86 

Chesterfield, two dollars and sixteen cents 2.16 

Dublin, three dollars and eighteen cents 3.18 

Fitzwilliam, one dollar and ninety-nine cents 1.99 

Gilsum, ninety cents .90 

Harrisville. one dollar and forty-six cents 1.46 



10 Chapter 2. [1907 

Hinsdale, three dollars and twenty-nine cents $3.29 

Jaffrey, four dollars and thirty-one cents 4.31 

Keene, twenty-six dollars and twenty-five cents 26.25 

Marlborough, two dollars and fifty-six cents 2.56 

Marlow, ninety-six cents .96 

Nelson, fifty-eight cents .58 

Eiehmond, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Rindge, two dollars and twenty-seven cents 2.27 

Roxbury, forty-one cents .41 

Stoddard, seventy-nine cents .79 

Sullivan, fifty-four cents .54 

Surry, sixty-one cents .61 

Swanzey, three dollars and twenty-two cents 3.22 

Troy, two dollars and seven cents 2.07 

Walpole, six dollars and six cents 6.06 

Westmoreland, one dollar and eighty-one cents 1.81 

Winchester, three dollars and ninety cents 3.90 

Sullivan County, $36.91 

Acworth, ninety-nine cents $0.99 

Charlestown, two dollars and eighty-eight cents 2.88 

Claremont, twelve dollars and fifty-seven cents 12.57 

Cornish, two dollars and ten cents 2.10 

Croydon, seventy-four cents .74 

Goshen, sixty cents .60 

Grantham, fifty-five cents .55 

Langdon, sixty -five cents .65 

Lempster, fifty-nine cents .59 

Newport, seven dollars and seventy-five cents 7.75 

Plainfield, two dollars and ten cents 2.10 

Springfield, seventy-three cents .73 

Sunapee, two dollars and ninety-three cents 2.93 

Unity, seventy-three cents .73 

Washington, one dollar 1.00 

Grafton County, $91.18 

Alexandria, one dollar and two cents $1.02 

Ashland, two dollars and eighty-three cents 2.83 

Bath, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 1.87 

Benton, fifty-eight cents .58 

Bethlehem, three dollars and forty-eight cents 3.48 

Bridgewater, fifty-six cents .56 

Bristol, three dollars and eighty-six cents 3.86 

Campton, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Canaan, two dollars and sixty cents 2.60 



1907] Chapter 2. 11 

Dorchester, forty-five cents $0.45 

Easton, fifty-five cents .55 

Ellsworth, nine cents .09 

Enfield, three dollars and thirty-one cents 3.31 

Franconia, two dollars and twenty cents 2.20 

Grafton, one dollar and forty-eight cents 1.48 

Groton, forty cents .40 

Hanover, five dollars and forty-six cents 5.46 

Haverhill, five dollars and ninety-three cents 5.93 

Hebron, forty-three cents .43 

Holderness, one dollar and sixty-five cents 1.65 

Landaff, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Lebanon, ten dollars and fifty-seven cents 10.57 

Lincoln, four dollars and sixty-three cents 4.63 

Lisbon, five dollars and forty-seven cents 5.47 

Littleton, eight dollars and two cents 8.02 

Livermore, seventy-nine cents .79 

Lyman, sixty-eight cents .68 

Lyme, two dollars and nineteen cents 2.19 

Monroe, one dollar 1.00 

Orange, twenty-eight cents .28 

Orford, one dollar and fifty cents 1.50 

Piermont, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Plymouth, four dollars and ninety-eight cents 4.98 

Rumney, one dollar and eighty cents 1.80 

Thornton, one dollar and thirty cents 1.30 

Warren, one dollar and fifty-tw^o cents 1.52 ' 

"Waterville, eighty-five cents .85 

Wentworth, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Woodstock, one dollar and sixty-three cents 1.63 

Coos County, $57.25 

Berlin, sixteen dollars and ten cents $16.10 

Carroll, two dollars and thirty-five cents 2.35 

Clarksville, eighty-seven cents .87 

Colebrook, three dollars and seventy-three cents 3.73 

Columbia, one dollar and five cents 1.05 

Dalton, sixty-one cents .61 

Dummer. eighty-one cents .81 

Errol, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Gorham, three dollars and fifty-six cents 3.56 

Jefferson, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 1.59 

Lancaster, seven dollars and thirty-one cents 7.31 

Milan, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 1.59 

Northumberland, three dollars and twenty cents " 3.20 

Pittsburg, three dollars and ninety-two cents 3.92 



12 Chapter 2. [1907 

Randolph, forty-two cents $0.42 

Shelburne, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Stark, one dollar and forty-seven cents 1.47 

Stewartstown, one dollar and forty-seven cents 1.47 

Stratford, one dollar and seventy-eight cents 1.78 

Wentworth's Location, thirty-one cents .31 

Whitefield, two dollars and eighty-seven cents 2.87 

Unincorporated Places in Coos County, $8.20 

Bean's G-rant, five cents $0.05 

Bean's Purchase, forty -seven cents . .47 

Cambridge, one dollar and forty-one cents 1.41 

Chandler's Purchase, two cents .02 

Crawford's Purchase, eight cents .08 

Cutt's Grant, three cents .03 

Dixville, one dollar and one cent 1.01 

Dix's Grant, twenty-three cents .23 

Erving's Grant, thirteen cents .13 

Green's Grant, six cents .00 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, sixty-five cents .65 

Hadley's Purchase, six cents .06 

Kilkenny, nine cents .09 

Low and Burbank's Grants, forty-seven cents .47 

Martin's Location, three cents .03 

Millsfield, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Odell, thirty-nine cents .39 

Pinkham's Grant, three cents .03 

Sargent's Purchase, sixty-two cents .62 

Second College Grant, seventy-eight cents .78 

Success, nineteen cents .19 

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, thirty-one cents .31 

Operative imtii Sect. 2. The samc shall be the proportion of assessment of all 

new apportion- '■ '- 

meat. public taxes until a new apportionment shall be made and estab- 
lished, and the treasurer for the time being shall issue his warrant 
accordingly. 

[Approved February 14, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapter 3. 



13 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF NEW 
HAMPSHIRE AT THE JAMESTOWN TERCENTENNIAL EXPOSITION OF 
1907. 



Section 

1. State exhibit authorized. 

2. Governor and council to arrange 

for space, etc. 



Section 

3. Appropriation of $10,000. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Whereas, tlie Commonwealth of Virginia, her sister states, and 
the United States government propose to commemorate in a fitting 
and appropriate manner the three hundredth anniversary of the 
first English settlement made in America — May 13, 1607 — by the 
holding of an international historical, naval, military, and indus- 
trial exposition, where the fruits and products of peace and plenty 
shall be displayed; and 

Whereas, the State of New Hampshire has been invited to join 
in this celebration and show to the world the part she has borne 
in the up-building of the nation ; therefore 



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

Section 1. That his excellencv the governor and the honorable state exhibit 

• 11 111 i-T 1 .1 authorized. 

council be, and hereby are, authorized to make or cause to be 
made an exhibition at Jamestown of the natural resources and 
industrial products of the state and of objects illustrating its 
history, progress, and material development, — -paying special atten- 
tion to the attractions of New Hampshire as a place for summer 
residence and recreation, — and to take such other steps as they 
may deem necessary for a fitting representation of the state at 
said exposition. 

Sect. 2. Authority is herel)y given his excellency the governor AiTangement.s 
and the honorable council to make such arrangements for exhibi- *'"■ -p'^'^*'- 
tion space as they may deem advisable, whether in the buildings 
of the exposition, in conjunction with some other state in a special 
building, or by the erection of a New Hampshire building. 

Sect. 3. The sum of ten thousand dollars is herebv appro- Appropriation 

• , 1 , , ^1 . . f. .1 • . T ,1 ' Of $10,000. 

priated to carry out the provisions oi this act, and the governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on^plsS* 

[Approved February 19, 1907.] 



14 



Chapters 4, 5. 



1907 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF DIVISION (10) UNDER SECTION 7 OF 

CHAPTER 55 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES AS AMENDED BY SECTION 

1 OF CHAPTER 101 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1895 RELATING TO 
TAXATION OF HOGS. 



Section 

1. Taxation of sheep and hogs. 



Section 

2. Takes effect 



Taxation of 
sheep and hogs. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Division (10) under section 7 of chapter 55 of 
the Public Statutes as amended by section 1 of chapter 101 of the 
session Laws of 1895 is hereby amended by striking out the same 
and inserting in place thereof the following: (10) Sheep over 
one year old and hogs over six months old; but two such hogs to 
each family shall be exempt from taxation. 

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

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 5. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF HACKMEN, CARRIAGE DRIVERS AND 
EXPRESSMEN. 



Defrauding of hac-kmeu, etc., how punished. 



Defrauding of 
haokmen, etc., 
how pvuiished. 



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

Section 1. If any person, with intent to cheat or defraud, 
shall procure the transportation of himself, or of other persons, 
or of personal baggage or effects, by any hackman, carriage driver 
or expressman, without paying therefor, he shall be fined not 
exceeding twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding three 
months. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 6, 7. 15 

CHAPTER 6. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17 OF CHAPTER 286 OF PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SOLICITOR OF THE COUNTY OF 
CHESHIRE. 

Section 1. Annual salary to be $600. 

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

Section 1. Section 17 of chapter 286 of Public Statutes is Ammai salary 
amended by striking out the tenth line in said section and inserting" 
in place thereof the words, in Cheshire six hundred dollars. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 7. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 11 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1899 
CONCERNING HOLIDAYS. 

Section I Section 

1. Election day not school holiday. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The provision in chapter 11 of the session Laws Election day 
of 1899 making "the day on which biennial elections are held" holiday*! 
a legal holiday shall not apply to any of the public schools of 
the state. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



16 



Chapters 8, 



[1907 



CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 18 CHAPTER 286 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SHERIFF OP COOS 
COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Annual salary to be $400. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Anniial salary 
of $400. 



Takes eifeet 
on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate a)td House of Representatives in 
General Conrt convened: 

Section 1. That section 18 chapter 286 of the Public Statutes 
of New Hampshire be amended by striking out the word "two" 
in the twelfth line of said section, and inserting in place thereof 
the word four so that said line shall read, in Coos, four hundred 
dollars. 

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

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 9. 



AN ACT TO CORRECT AND ESTABLISH THE WAY IN WHICH THE NAME 
OF THE TOWN OF WOLFBOROUGH SHALL BE SPELLED. 



Section 

1. Spelling of town name established. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Spelling of 
name estab- 
lished. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the spelling of the corporate name of the 
tow^n of Wolfborough be hereby amended by inserting the letter 
e after the letter ''f" and before the letter ''b," and by striking 
out the letters "ugh" after the third letter "o" in said name, 
so that the same shall hereafter be spelled as follows : Wolfeboro, 
and the same shall hereafter be the legal name of said town. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907. J 



1907] Chapter 10. 17 

CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2 OF CHAPTER 169 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO THE METHOD OF ESTIMATING 
UNEARNED PREMIUMS ON FIRE INSURANCE RISKS AS A LIABILITY. 

Section i Sectiox 

1. Prerequisites of foreign .ioint-stoek 2. Takes effect on passage, 

insurance companies for license. I 

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

Section 1. That section 2, of chapter 169, of the Public Stat- Prerequisites 
utes be amended by inserting- after the words "unexpired fire smance com- 
risks" in said section, the following words running one year uceSe."^ 
or less from date of policy, and a pro rata amount of all premiums 
received on unexpired risks running more than one year from 
date of policy ; so that section as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 2. No such joint-stock insurance company shall be licensed 
to do business in the state, unless it shall possess a paid-up capital 
of two hundred thousand dollars, invested in securities readily 
convertible into cash, one half at least of which are not loans 
secured by real estate; nor unless it shall possess, in addition to 
such capital, assets equal in amount to all its outstanding liabilities, 
estimating fifty per cent, of premiums received on unexpired fire 
risks running one year or less from date of policy and a pro 
rata amount of all premiums received on unexpired risks running 
more than one year from date of policy and the whole amount 
of premiums on marine risks as a liability. If it is a life insurance 
company, the premium reserve on life risks, based on the actuaries' 
table of mortality, with interest at four per cent., shall be treated 
as a liability. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



18 



Chapters 11, li 



1907 



CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OP THE SHERIPP OF THE COUNTY 
OP GRAFTON. 



Section 

1. Annual salary to be $600; repealing 
clause. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Aiinuai salary SECTION 1. The Salary of the sheriff of the county of Grafton 
fnlcuiisr^*^*^^' shall hereafter be six hundred dollars per annum, payable as now 
provided by law ; and so much of section 18 of chapter 286 of the 
Public Statutes as is inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 103 OF THE LAWS 
OP 1901 RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE 
GENERAL COURT. 



Skctiox 1. 



Mas 



to elect representative in 1910. 



Mason to elect 
representative 
in 1910. 



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

Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 103 of the Laws of 1901 
be and is hereby amended by inserting after the figures ' ' 1908 
in the forty-eighth line of said section, the number 1910, so that 
the town of Mason may elect one representative in the year 1910. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 13, 14. 19 

CHAPTER 13. 

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

Sectiox I Section- 

1. Annual salary to be $600; repeal- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

ing clause. 

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

Section 1. That the salary of the register of probate for the ^j?'|{i'^l^*epg^a,i- 
county of Carroll shall hereafter be six hundred dollars per annum, ing clause. 
payable as now provided by law; and so much of section 15 of 
chapter 286 of the Public Statutes as is inconsistent with this 
act is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on^lssl^f * 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



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

Section I Sectiox 

1. Annual salary to be $900. 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

on passage. 

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

Section 1. The annual salarv of the judge of probate for Annual salary 

*" of $900 

Cheshire county shall hereafter be nine hundred dollars. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed ; and this act shall take effect upon its passage. ?ak^|*'effe'c't 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] on passage. 



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Chapters 15, 16. 



1907 



CHAPTER 15. 



AN ACT LIMITING THE INVESTMENTS OF GUARDIANS AND TRUSTEES. 



Section 

1. Investments in 
limited. 



stocks and bonds 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Investments in 
stocks and 
bonds limited. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. In addition to the authority now existing for invest- 
ing trust funds in the hands of guardians and other trustees, said 
guardians and trustees are hereby authorized to invest said trust 
funds in such other stocks and bonds as are and may from time 
to time become legal investments for savings banks in this state, 
with the exception of stocks in banking corporations and trust 
companies, unless forbidden so to do by the instrument creating 
the trust. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 16. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING GUARDIANS AND TRUSTEES TO HOLD AND ACCOUNT 
FOR STOCKS AND BONDS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. Guardians and trustees receiving 
stocks, etc., accountable as for 
real estate. 



Section 

2. Liability for negligence not affected. 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

on passage. 



Guardians and 
trustees receiv- 
ing stocks, etc., 
accountable as 
for real estate. 



Liability for 
negligence not 
affected. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Any guardian or trustee who now holds or shall 
hereafter hold any stock, bonds or other written evidences of debts 
which he shall have received from an administrator by order of 
the judge of probate, or from his ward or cestui que trust, or from 
any one in behalf of said ward or cest^ti que trust, as a part 
of the estate of said ward or cestui que trust, may, with the 
approval of the judge of probate continue to hold the same and 
be accountable for the same and the income thereof, only as he 
is accountable for real estate of his ward or cestui que trust. 

Sect. 2. Nothing herein contained shall relieve any guardian 
or trustee from liability on account of his want of due care and 
diligence in dealing with any property so held hy him. 

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

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 17, 18. 



21 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11, CHAPTER 63 OF THE LAWS OF 1897 
IN RELATION TO THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. 

Sectiox 1. Physicians from other states, admission to practice. 

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



Amend chapter 63 of the Laws of 1897 by adding p^^^"^^ 



Section 1. 
the following to section 11 of said chapter : Any legal practi- states, admis 

"^ , . , , j_ •. sion to practice. 

tioner of medicine and snrgery m any other state or territory, 
which will grant to physicians and surgeons registered in this 
state similar privileges, shall be admitted to practice medicine and 
surgery in this state by paying the usual fee of ten (10) dollars 
and presenting to the boards of medical examiners a satisfactory 
diploma from some medical school, a certificate of registration, or 
license to practice medicine, from the state or territory from which 
he comes, and evidence satisfactory to said boards of examiners 
of his professional standing. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT EXEMPTING TOWNS AND CITIES FROM THE PROVISIONS OF 
SECTION 3, OF CHAPTER 33 LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE PASSED JANUARY SESSION 1901 IN REGARD TO PUBLIC 

WEIGHERS. 



Section 

1. Towns may reject certain provisions 
of public weigher act. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Any tow^l or city which has adopted, or may here- Towns may 
after adopt, the provisions of chapter 33 laws of the State of prif^sionsX 
New Hampshire passed January session 1901 may be exempted act. *^^^'^ ®^ 
from the provisions of section 3 of said chapter, by lawful vote 
of the town, or by vote of the city councils. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



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Chapters 19, 20. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OP DANGER SIGNALS FROM HIGH- 
WAYS, THEIR DESTRUCTION OR DISFIGUREMENT. 



Section 

1. Removal, etc., prohibited. 

2. Penalty for violation. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Removal, etc., 
prohibited. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect 
on pas.sage. 



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

Section 1. No person shall remove, destroy or disfigure any 
danger-signal, warning-sign, or notice- placed within the limits of 
a highway for the purpose of warning persons traveling thereon 
that there are defects in said highway or that a portion thereof 
is closed for repairs. 

Sect. 2. Any person who shall be guilty of violating section 
1 of this act shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars or be 
imprisoned not exceeding six months, and shall be further liable 
for any damage to the person or property of any person traveling 
upon the aforesaid highway caused by such offense. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 20. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE OF ICE. 



Section 

1. Ice to be weighed vphen delivered : 

penalty. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Ice to be 
■weighed on 
delivery; 
penalty. 



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

Section 1. A dealer in ice who on request of the purchaser 
of ice, refuses or neglects to weigh the same when delivered or 
gives false weight shall for each offense be punished by a fine 
of not more than fifty dollars. Whoever, having charge of the 
delivery of ice from a wagon, not being a dealer in ice, refuses 
on the request of the purchaser of ice to weigh the same when 
it is delivered or gives false weight, shall be punished by a fine of 
not more than ten dollars. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 21, 22. 



23 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT ENABLING CITIES AND TOWNS TO INCUR DEBTS FOR TEM- 
PORARY LOANS IN ANTICIPATION OF THE PAYMENT OP TAXES. 



Section 

1. Debts for temporary loans, how 
incurred. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Cities may by a two-thirds vote of their city coun- p^frar/'ioans'' 
cils, and towns by a major vote of their legal voters in a legally iiow meurreci. 
warned town meeting incur debts for temporary loans in anticipa- 
tion of the taxes of the municipal year in which such debts are 
incurred, and expressly made payable therefrom by such vote, such 
loans shall be payable within one year after the date of incur- 
rence and shall not be reckoned in determining the authorized 
limit of indebtedness. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT to AMEND SECTION 20 OF CHAPTER 27 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 112 OF THE SESSION LAV^S 
OF 1903, RELATIVE TO THE COMPENSATION OF COUNTY COMMIS- 
SIONERS. 



Section 

1. Compensation of county commis- 
sioners. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 20 of chapter 27 of the Public Statutes ,^,^?Xiit^"'''' 
as amended by chapter 112 of the session Laws of 1903 is further commissioners. 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words and except in 
the county of Cheshire w^here each commissioner shall be paid 
five hundred dollars per year payable in equal quarterly instal- 
ments and his actual expenses when on the business of the county 
outside of it, so that said section as finally amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 20. Each county commissioner shall be paid 
by the county treasurer for his services, when employed in the busi- 
ness of the county and in inspecting the taxable property of towns, 



24 



Chapter 23. 



[1907 



Takes effect 



as provided in the preceding section, three dollars a day, except 
in the county of Hillsborough where each commissioner shall be 
paid twelve hundred dollars per year payable in equal quarterly 
instalments, and a reasonable sum for all necessary expenses, upon 
order of the supreme court, his accounts having been first audited 
by the court, and except in the county of Cheshire where each 
commissioner shall be paid five hundred dollars per year payable 
in equal quarterly instalments and his actual expenses when on 
the business of the county outside of it. 

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

[Approved Fe1)ruary 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 23. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 30 CHAPTER 266 OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES ENTITLED ^^AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF 
BUOYS BEACONS AND LIGHTS IN THE PUBLIC WATERS OF THE 
STATE. ' ' 



Section 

1. Wilful injury of buoys 
waters ; penalty. 



in public 



SECTION 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

WiiM^mjury SECTION 1. Scctiou 30 of chapter 266 is hereby amended by 
pubUc waters; inserting after the words "boating thereon," in the fourth line 
the words, or shall moor or make fast thereto any vessel, boat, 
scow or raft so that said section shall read, as follows : Sect. 30, 
If any person shall wilfully remove, destroy, or injure any buoy, 
beacon, or light placed in any of the public waters of the state 
for the purpose of guiding and protecting navigation and boating 
thereon, or shall moor or make fast thereto any vessel, boat, scow 
or raft, he shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars or 
be imprisoned not exceeding one year or both. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

on passage. ^ => 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 24, 25. 



25 



CHAPTER 24. 



AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE IDENTIFICATION OP CRIMINALS. 



Section 
1. Bertillon method may be adopted. 



Section 

2. Takes eflfect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. Any officer, or any keeper of a prison, lock-up Bei-tiUou 
or other place of detention, having in custodj'' any prisoner, sus- be adopted, 
picious person or lodger, may if deemed advisable, measure and 
describe, or cause such person to be measured and described in 
accordance with the system commonly known as the Bertillon 
method for the identification of criminals, and in addition may 
take or have taken such photographs as are deemed necessary, 
and also may take copies of the finger-prints of such person, in 
accordance with the finger-print system for the identification of 
criminals. 

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

„ . . 1 o ' passage; re- 

acts and parts oi acts inconsistent with its provisions are hereby peaUug clause. 

repealed. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CREATION OP SINKING FUNDS BY COUNTY 
COMMISSIONERS [C0N\^NTI0NS] . 



Section 

1. Conventions may vote money for 

sinking fund. 

2. County treasurer to hold and dis- 

burse fund. 



Section 

3. Application of fund. 

4. Investment of fund. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. County conventions may vote to raise or set aside sinking funds 
money to be used as a sinking fund for the payment of outstand- '"'^^''"^'' ' 
ing county bonds. 

Sect. 2. The county treasurer shall have the custody of such Treasurer to 
funds and shall pay out or invest the same under the direction of bmse'^fund^" 
the countj^ commissioners. 



26 



Chapter 26. 



[1907 



Application 
of fimd. 



Investment 
of fund. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 3. The commissioners shall apply the fund to the imme- 
diate redemption of the bonds if the,y can be purchased at a 
reasonable price ; otherwise they shall cause the fund to be invested 
until such opportunity is presented. 

Sect. 4. The sinking funds shall be invested in accordance with 
the laws governing investments by guardians. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 26. 



AN ACT IN REFERENCE TO PAWNBROKERS. 



Section 

1. Pawnbrokers to issue loan tickets. 

2. Pawn not to be taken from minor 

or intoxicated person. 



Section 

3. Penalty for violation. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Pawnbrokers 
to issue loan 
tickets. 



Pawn not to be 
taken from 
minor, etc. 



Penalty. 



Section 1. If any person shall engage in business as a pawn- 
broker, he shall for any article, object, profit, benefit, or thing of 
value received in pawn or otherwise for the security of any loan, 
transfer, service, undertaking or advantage, give to the pledger 
or person for whom or for whose benefit the transaction is made 
or done, a ticket or coupon stating the name and address of such 
pawnbroker, the property, security or thing received in pawn 
and the amount loaned thereupon. 

Sect. 2. No person shall receive in pawn or as security for 
any loan, transfer, service, undertaking or advantage, anything 
of value from any minor or person in a visible state of intoxication 
from liquors, drugs, narcotics or otherwise. 

Sect. 3. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions 
of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars 
or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. 

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

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



19071 



Chapter 27. 



27 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT IN REFERENCE TO THE CONVEYANCE AND ATTACHMENT OF 
STANDING TREES. 



Section 
1. Standing trees ooiiveyed are real 
estate mitil severed. 



Section 

2. Standing trees, how conveyed, 

attached, and levied upon. 

3. Takes effect March 15, 1907. 



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

Section 1. The conveyance of standing trees apart from the Trees conveyed 

■ are realty until 

land on which they stand shall not cause the same to become severed, 
personal property, but such trees shall remain real estate until 
actually severed from the land. 

Sect. 2. Standing trees which have been heretofore conveyed How conveyed, 
apart from the land on which they stand shall be hereafter con- levied upon, 
veyed, attached and levied upon in all respects as if such trees 
were real estate. No deed of bargain and sale, mortgage, or 
other conveyance of such trees, or any lease of the same for 
more than seven years from the making thereof, shall be valid to 
hold such trees against any person but the grantor and his heirs 
only, unless such deed or lease be attested, acknowledged, and 
recorded, according to the provisions of chapter 137 of the Public 
Statutes, provided, Jioivever, that this section shall not in any 
way affect the title or rights of parties already obtained. ^JMortgages 
of standing trees, which were personal property when mortgaged, 
shall be foreclosed in the same manner as mortgages of other 
personal property, and executions issued in actions wherein stand- 
ing trees are under attachment as personal property shall be levied 
upon such trees in the same manner as upon other personal 
property. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect I\Iareh 15, 1907. ?/^^t''.f''5L, 

' March 15, 1907. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



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Chapter 28. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT IN REFERENCE TO THE TERMS OF THE SUPERIOR COURT IN 
AND FOR THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 24 
OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1901, ALSO CHAPTER 34 OP THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1903. 



Section 

1. Prior acts repealed. 

2. Judicial districts established. 

3. Eastern judicial district. 

4. Western judicial district. 

5. Southern judicial district. 

6. Terms of court, when and 

held. 



Section 

7. Terms of court under act, when 

to begin. 

8. Grand and petit jurors, how drawn 

and returned. 

9. Actions to be brought as if each 

district a county. 
10. Takes effect July 1, 1907. 



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



Prior acts 
repealed. 

Judicial dis- 
tricts 
established. 



Eastern 
district. 



Western 
district. 



Southern 
district. 



Terms of court, 
when and 
where held. 



Terms of court 
under act, 
when to begin. 



Section 1. That chapter 24 of the session Laws of 1901 and 
chapter 34 of the session Laws of 1903 are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. The county of Grafton is divided into three judicial 
districts, to be known by the names of the Eastern, Western, and 
Southern Judicial Districts of the County of Grafton. 

Sect. 3. The towns of Alexandria, Ashland, Bridgewater, Bris- 
tol, Campton, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Groton, Hebron, Holderness, 
Lincoln, Livermore, Plymouth. Rumney, Thornton, Waterville, 
Wentworth, Woodstock, and all other lands in said county not 
included in the western and southern districts constitute the East- 
ern judicial district. 

Sect. 4. The town of Bath, Benton, Bethlehem, Easton, Fran- 
conia, Haverhill, Landaif, Lisbon, Littleton, Lyman, Monroe, 
Orford, Piermont, and Warren, constitute the Western judicial 
district. 

Sect. 5. The towns of Canaan, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, 
Lebanon, Lyme, and Orange, constitute the Southern judicial 
district. 

Sect. 6. The terms of the superior court shall be holden annu- 
ally as follows : For the Eastern district of the county of Grafton 
at Plymouth on the second Tuesday of May and the second Tues- 
day of November. For the Western district of the county of 
Grafton at Haverhill on the second Tuesday of March and the 
second Tuesday of September. For the Southern district of the 
county of Grafton at Lebanon on the third Tuesday of April and 
the third Tuesday of October. 

Sect. 7. The terms of court to be holden under this act shall 
begin with the term to be holden at Haverhill on the third Tuesday 
of September 1907 and all actions and processes then pending 



1907] Chapter 29. 29 

or thereafter brought shall be as of the terms held in each judicial 
district respectively as provided in this act. 

Sect. 8. Grand and petit jurors shall be drawn and returned Grand and 
in the same manner as grand and petit jurors were drawn and ^^ ' J^^''*''"®- 
returned prior to the act of 1901, viz: A petit jury for each term 
held in said county and a grand jury for the September term 
at Haverhill, the November term at Plymouth, and the April term 
at Lebanon. 

Sect. 9. All actions, petitions, appeals, and prosecutions in Actions brought 
civil cases shall be commenced, entered, and prosecuted in the 
superior court for said districts the same as if each of said districts 
was a distinct county. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect on the first day of Julv Takes effect 
1907. ' ' ^ ^ 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



|f each dis- 
trict a county. 



July 1, 1907. 



CHAPTER 29. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF CLAUSE 8, SECTION 1, AND CLAUSE 14, 
SECTION 1, OP CHAPTER 114 OF THE LAWS OF 1901. RELATING TO 
THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

2. Investments in street railway securi- 
ties regulated. 



Section 

1. Investments in municipal bonds and 
notes regulated. 

r - 

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

Section 1. Clause 8 of section 1 of chapter 114 of the Laws investments in 
of 1901, entitled "An act to regulate and limit the investments bonXand notes 
of savings banks," is amended by striking out the word ''or" ^"^g'^***®'^- 
between the words "county" and "town," and adding after the 
word "town" the words village, precinct, or district, so that 
when amended the clause shall read: (8). In the authorized 
bonds or notes of any state or territory of the United States ; and 
in the bonds or notes of any city of the states of Maine, Vermont, 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, or New York, whose 
net indebtedness does not exceed five per cent, of the last preceding 
valuation of the property therein for taxation, or of any county, 
town, village, precinct, or district in said states whose net indebted- 
ness does not exceed three per cent, of such valuation. 

Sect. 2. Clause 14 of section 1 of said chapter is amended investmmts in 

. street railway 

hj striking out the words when the net indebtedness of such securities 
street railway corporations does not exceed the capital stock actu- 



30 Chapter 30. [1907 

ally paid in and remaining unimpaired at the time of such invest- 
ment, and that," and substituting in place thereof the words, pro- 
vided that the net indebtedness of any of such street railway corpora- 
tions mentioned in this paragraph does not exceed the capital stock 
actually paid in and remaining unimpaired at the time of such in- 
vestment, and that such corporation, so that when amended said 
clause shall read: (14). In the bonds of street railway corporations 
incorporated under the laws of this state and located wholly 
or in part in the same, and in the bonds of street railway corporations 
located wholly or in part in cities of thirty thousand inhabitants 
or more in any of the other New England states, and in the bonds 
of street railway corporations located wholly or in part in cities 
of fifty thousand inhabitants, or more, in any of the United States. 
provided, that the net indebtedness of any of such street railway 
corporations mentioned in this paragraph does not exceed the 
capital stock actually paid in and remaining unimpaired at the 
time of such investment, and that such corporation has earned and 
paid regular dividends of not less than four per cent, per annum 
on its capital stock for five years next preceding such investment ; 
but not exceeding ten per cent, of the deposits shall be so invested. 
[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT FOR THE PREVENTION OF BLACKMAIL. 

Section t Section 

1. Blackmail, how punished. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

piulsh^d.^' ^""^ Section 1. Whoever, either verbally or by a written or printed 
communication, maliciously threatens to accuse another of a 
crime or offense, or by such communication maliciously threat- 
ens an injury to the person or property of another, with intent 
thereby to extort money or any pecuniary advantage whatever, 
or with intent to compel the person so threatened to do any act 
against his will, shall be punished b}^ imprisonment in the state 
prison not exceeding ten years, or by fine not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars, or by such imprisonment and fine. 

J^akesjffe^ct Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapter 31. 



31 



CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 176 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO ALLOWANCE TO WIVES. 



CTION 






Skctiox 


1. Allowance t 


, wife 


pending final 


2. Takes effect 


hearing. 






clause. 



on passage; repealins 



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

Section 1. Amend section 4 of chapter 176 of the Public ^j^^^p^^^^^^,, 
Statutes by adding at the end of said section the following words ; wife. 
At any time after the filing of a petition for an allowance, and 
before final hearing, the court may, on satisfactory affidavits or 
other proofs, order a temporary allowance to be paid to the wife 
by the husband, pending the final hearing on the petition, so 
that said section as amended shall read; Sect. 4. Whenever the 
husband is insane, or whenever a cause is in existence which is, 
or if continued will be, a cause for a divorce in favor of the 
wife, the supreme court, upon petition of the wife and such pro- 
cedure thereon as in divorce cases, may restrain the husband from 
interfering with the personal liberty of the wife, may grant to 
her temporarily or permanently the custody, care, education, and 
maintenance of their minor children, and may make to her reason- 
able allowance out of the estate of the husband for the support 
of herself and children, all subject to such limitations and condi- 
tions as the court shall deem just, and upon motion and notice 
to the adverse party in the proceeding, or upon a new petition by 
either party and like procedure thereon, the court may modify 
or revise its orders and decrees. At any time after the filing 
of a petition for an allowance, and before final hearing, the court 
may, on satisfactory affidavits or other proofs, order a temporary 
allowance to be paid to the wife by the husband, pending the final 
hearing on the petition. 

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

11 11 '"'^ passage ; 

acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, repealing 
[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



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Chapters 32, 33. 



1907 



CHAPTER 32. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OP HAMPTON BEACH. 



Section 

1. Vendors to be licensed. 

2. Penalty for violation. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Vendors to be 
licensed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. No person shall sell or offer for sale any article 
upon Hampton Beach, so called, in the town of Hampton, between 
high-water mark and low-water mark at any time, or upon lands 
owned by the town of Hampton, unless said lands are in the lawful 
possession of some other occupant, without obtaining a license or 
permission to engage in such business from the selectmen of said 
Hampton, who may grant licenses in such cases and upon such 
terms as they may consider for the best interests of the town. 

Sect. 2. Any person who shall violate the provisions of the 
preceding section, or who shall violate any of the terms of the 
license which may be granted to them by the selectmen, shall be 
fined not exceeding ten dollars for each offense. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT TO PROTECT BAKER RIVER IN WARREN AND W^ENTWORTH AND 
ITS TRIBUTARIES FROM POLLUTION BY SAWDUST AND OTHER WASTE. 



Section 

1. Pollution by sawdust, etc., pro- 
hibited; penalty. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; 
on passage. 



act takes effect 



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

Pollution Section 1. No person or corporation shall put or place, or 

penaity!^*^' causc or allow to be put or placed any sawdust, shavings, edgings, 

chips, bark, or other waste, from wood-work establishments, into 

Baker river, or its tributaries, in the towns of "Warren and AVent- 

worth to a point where South branch enters Baker river. Any 

person or corporation violating the provisions of this act shall 

be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars for each 

offense. 

Repealing Sect. 2. All acts Or parts of acts inconsistent to this act are 

L^'tekes effect hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 34, 35. 



33 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ACCOUNTS OP EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, 
TRUSTEES, OR GUARDIANS. 



Section 

1. Certain accounts allowed without 
personal attendance. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Any person appointed as executor, administrator, ^jfp^^jjjj. 
trustee, or guardian by any probate court of this state, who shall |^^^1''^^'\^\^^" 
hold an appointment to the same office from a court in another attendance. 
state or territory of competent jurisdiction at least equivalent to 
that of probate courts in this state, or who shall be a non-resident 
of this state, may, at the discretion of the judge of probate, have 
his accounts approved and allowed in the probate courts of this 
state without his personal attendance upon such probate courts; 
and the judge of probate, within his discretion, may receive as 
evidence in support of such accounts affidavits or depositions in 
such form as he may approve, or duly certified copies of any 
accounting made by such executor, administrator, trustee or 
guardian in such other state or territory. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT AMENDING PARAGRAPH XII OF SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 50 
OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO THE POWERS OF CITY COUN- 
CILS. 

Section 1. City coun>ils may regulate clothing to be worn by bathers. 



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

Section 1. Paragraph 12 of section 10 of chapter 50 of the clothing of 
Public Statutes is amended by adding thereto the words and the 
clothing to be worn by bathers and swimmers, so that said para- 
grach as amended shall read: Sect. XII. To restrain and 
punish vagrants, mendicants, street beggars, strolling musicians, 
and common prostitutes, and all kinds of immoral and obscene 



bathers may be 
gulated. 



34 



Chapter 36. 



1907 



conduct, and to regulate the times and places of bathing and 
' swimming in the canals, rivers, and other waters of the city, 
and the clothing to be worn by bathers and swimmers. 
[Approved Februar^^ 27, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 79 SESSION LAWS OF 1901 AND CHAPTER 
38 SESSION LAWS OF 1905, RELATING TO FISH AND GAME. 



Closing of waters against fishing. 
Appointment of special detectives. 
Fines, how disposed of. 
Gray squirrels and raccoons pro- 
tected. 
Hares and rabbits protected. 
Transportation of deer regulated. 
Plover, ducks, etc., protected. 
Woodcock, grouse, etc., protected. 



Section 



Shooting of beach birds regulated. 
Lake trout, landlocked salmon, etc., 

protected. 
Pike perch, white perch, and black 

bass protected. 
Pickerel, pike, etc., protected. 
Non-resident hunters, licensing of. 
Takes effect on passage ; repealing 

clause. 



Closing of 
waters against 
fishing. 



Special 
detectives. 



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

Section 1. That section 5 of said chapter 79 be amended by 
inserting after the words "through the ice," the words except 
pickerel and perch from November first to January fifteenth next 
following, also adding after the word "force" the words this sec- 
tion of this act shall be construed to open to ice fishing for pickerel 
and perch from November first until January fifteenth next fol- 
lowing all the waters of the state, so that the section as amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 5. Said commissioners may close 
any of the waters of this state against fishing for such period or 
periods as they may deem advisable, and may also prohibit the 
taking of fish through the ice, except pickerel and perch from 
November first to January fifteenth next following from any of 
the public waters of the state for a period not exceeding five years, 
whenever it shall appear to them, after public notice given, and 
a hearing, that it is reasonable to close the same. In case of such 
closing, they shall publish their order in some newspapers printed 
in the county, and cause the same to be posted in two or more 
public places, as near the waters as may be in each town in which 
any part of the waters are located, at least one week before the 
order shall be in force. This section of this act shall be construed 
to open to ice fishing for pickerel and perch from November first 
to January fifteenth next following all the waters of the state. 

Sect. 2. That section 8 of said chapter 79 be amended by 



1907] Chapter 36. 35 

striking therefrom the words "and shall upon the request of three 
reputable citizens." so that the amended paragraph of this section 
shall read as follows : Sect. 8. The fish and game commissioners 
may, whenever they deem it necessary, appoint one or more persons 
to act as special detectives in eases of prosecution relating to fish 
and game. 

Sect. 3. That section 12 be amended by inserting after the Disposition of 
words "state treasury" the words, within sixty days, and by strik- 
ing out, after the words "fish and game commissioners" the 
words "and be known as the fish and game detective fund," and 
by inserting after the words "may seem necessary" the words, 
in the varied interests of fish and game, so that section as 
amended shall read as follows: Sect. 12. All fines and for- 
feitures accruing from prosecutions for violation of the fish and 
game laws shall be paid into the state treasury within sixty days, 
and placed to the credit of the fish and game commissioners, and 
may be drawn and used by said commissioners, from time to time 
as to them may seem necessary in the varied interests of fish and 
game, with the approval of the governor. 

Sect. 4. That section 24 be amended by striking out the words Gray sqiiirrei* 
"fifteenth day of September" and substituting therefor the words proterted?"^ 
first day of October, so that section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 24. No person shall between the first day of 
January and the first day of October in any year, take or kill 
any gray squirrel or raccoon under a fine of ten dollars ($10) 
for each offense, or thirty days imprisonment, or both. 

Sect. 5. That section 25 be amended bv striking out the word Hares and 

rabbits 

"thirty-first" and substituting therefor the word first, so that protected. 
the amended section shall read as follows : Sect. 25. If any 
person shall take or kill any hare or rabbit between the first day 
of March and the first day of October in any year, he shall be 
fined not exceeding ten dollars ($10), or imprisoned thirty days, 
or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 6. That section 30 be amended by inserting after the Transportation 
word "owner" the words and accompanied by him to an office "**^'^^'^- 
of such corporation or common carrier, so that the amended section 
shall read as follows : Sect. 30. No person, corporation, or com- 
mon carrier shall transport within this state any deer or any parts 
thereof, except heads for mounting, unless open to view, tagged, 
and plainly labeled with the name of the actual owner, and accom- 
panied by him to an office of such corporation or common carrier, 
under penalty of a fine of fifty dollars ($50). 

Sect. 7. That section 39 be amended by striking out the word Piover, ducks, 
"August" and substituting therefor the 'word October so i-j^^t ^*''" ^''"*''''^^''' 
the amended section shall read as follows: Sect. 39. If any 
person shall, between the thirty-first day of January and the first 



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Chapter 36. 



1907 



Woodcock, 
grouse, >^tc., 
protected. 



Shooting of 
beach birds. 



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



Pike perch, 
black bass, 
etc., protected. 



day of October in any year, tal^e, kill or destroy any plover, yellow 
legs, sandpiper, duck, except sheldrake, or rail, he shall be fined 
ten dollars ($10) for each bird so taken or destroyed, or be 
imprisoned sixty days, or both. 

Sect. 8. That section 40 be amended by striking out after the 
word "the" the word "fifteenth" and inserting therefor the word 
first so that the amended section shall read as follows : Sect. 40. 
If any person shall, between the first day of December in any 
year and the first day of October next following take, kill, or have 
in possession any woodcock, ruffed grouse, partridge, quail, or 
Wilson snipe, or shall at any time take, kill, or have in possession 
any of said birds except for consumption as food within the state, 
he shall be fined ten dollars ($10) for each bird so taken, or 
imprisoned sixty days, or both. 

Sect. 9. That section 41 be amended by inserting, after the 
words "so called" the words teal and coot, so called, so that the 
amended section shall read as follows: Sect. 41. The provisions 
of the preceding sections shall not be construed to prevent the 
shooting of beach birds, so called, teal and coot, so called, within 
the limits of Rockingham county, after the fifteenth day of July 
in any year. 

Sect. 10. That section 54 be amended by striking out after 
the word "between" the words "the fifteenth day of June," and 
inserting therefor the words the first day of July, so that the 
section as amended shall read: Sect. 54. No person shall take, 
kill, or have in his possession, from any of the waters of this state, 
any lake trout, landlocked salmon, white fish, shad, or blue fins 
between the fifteenth day of September in any year and the first 
day of January next following, except that it shall be unlawful 
to take from the waters of Lakes Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam 
any lake trout or land-locked salmon between the first day of Jvily 
in any year and the first day of January next following. 

Sect. 11. That section 57 be amended by striking out after 
the words "pike perch" the word "or" and inserting therefor a 
comma, and inserting after the words "white perch" the words 
or black bass and by inserting after the words "in any year" the 
words except with fly after June fifteenth and by striking out after 
the words, "in any years" the words "or black bass during the 
month of May," so that the section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 57. If any person shall take or kill any pike 
perch, white perch, or black bass in any of the waters of this 
state, except tide-waters, during the months of May and June in 
any year, except with fly after June fifteenth, he shall be fined 
ten dollars ($10) for each fish so taken or killed, or shall be 
imprisoned sixty days, or both. 



1907] Chapter 36. 37 

Sect. 12. That the whole of section 59 be stricken out and ^c.^proteS. 
the following be substituted therefor: Sect. 59. If any person 
shall take or kill any muskellonge, pickerel, pike, or grayling in 
any of the waters of this state between the fifteenth day of January 
in any year and the first day of June next following (except that 
pickerel may be taken in January, February and March, from the 
waters of Lakes Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Asquam, Wentworth 
and INIassabesic) he shall be fined ten dollars ($10) for each 
offense. 

Sect. 13. Be it further enacted that chapter 38, session Laws ^^^^^f^^^^ 
of 1905 be amended as follows: Section 1. Strike out the whole ucensingof. 
of the first paragraph of the first section thereof, and substitute 
therefor the following: If any person who is not a bona fide 
resident of this state and actually domiciled therein for a period 
of six months, or if any alien not holding first papers, so called, 
shall hunt, pursue or kill within the limits of the state any wild 
animals, wild fowl or birds, at any time, without having first 
procured of the fish and game commissioners a license to so hunt, 
pursue or kill, as hereinafter provided, he shall be fined for each 
offense not exceeding fifty dollars ($50), or be imprisoned not 
exceeding thirty days, together wdth the costs of prosecution, or 
both such fine and imprisonment; and the same penalty shall be 
imposed upon any such person who shall be convicted of so hunting, 
pursuing or killing such Avild animals, wild fowl or bird on a 
license which has been issued in the name of another person. Sect. 
2. Strike out from the second section of the chapter the words 
"five hundred" and substitute therefor the words, one thousand, 
so that the amended section shall read : Sect. 2. For the purposes 
of this act, any resident of another state who owns real estate 
situated within this state which is assessed for taxation at a 
value of not less than one thousand dollars, shall have the right 
to hunt without a license. 

Sect. 14. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all Takes effect on 

r» ■ • . , . . . passage ; 

acts, or parts of acts inconsistent with its provisions are hereby repeaflng 

, T clause. 

repealed. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



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Chapter 37. 



1907 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2 OF CHAPTER 169 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR 
AGENTS. 



Section 

1. Required capital of foreign insur- 
ance companies. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Required 
capital of 
foreign 
insurance 
companies. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 169 of the Public Statutes is 
hereby amended by inserting after the word ''of" in the third 
line of such section the following : one hundred thousand dollars 
if it engages in casualty or health insurance, and of two hundred 
thousand dollars if it engages in life or any other kind or form 
of insurance, and by omitting the words "two hundred thousand 
dollars " so that said section as amended shall read: No such 
joint-stock insurance company shall be licensed to do business in 
the state unless it shall possess a paid-up capital of one hundred 
thousand dollars if it engages in casualty or health insurance, and 
of two hundred thousand dollars if it engages in life or any other 
kind or form of insurance, invested in securities readily convertible 
into cash, one half at least of which are not loans secured by real 
estate ; nor unless it shall possess, in addition to such capital, assets 
equal in amount to all its outstanding liabilities, estimating fifty 
per cent, of premiums received on unexpired fire risks and the 
whole amount of premiums on marine risks as a liability. If it 
is a life insurance company, the premium reserve on life risks, 
based on the actuaries' table of mortality, with interest at four 
per cent., shall be treated as a liability. 

Sect. 2. This act shall be in effect upon its passage. 

[Approved !March 6, ]907.] 



1907 



Chapters 38, 39. 



39 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 18 OF CHAPTER 286 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO ANNUAL SALARIES OF SHERIFFS. 



Section 

1. Annual salary of sheriff of Cheshire 
county to be $500. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 18 of chapter 286 of the Public Statutes Annual salary 
is hereby amended by striking out the word "three" in the ninth 
line thereof, after the word "Cheshire," and inserting instead 
thereof the word five so that said line shall read, In Cheshire five 
hundred dollars. 

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

^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO DOCKING HORSES. 



5ECTI0N 

1. Docking of horses' tails prohibited; 

penalty. 

2. Fresh mutilation evidence of guilt, 

when. 



Section 

3. Necessary surgical operations ex- 

cepted. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. If any person shall cut the bone of the tail of a ^^''oMbitd- 
horse for the purpose of clocking the tail, or shall cause or knowingly penalty. 
permit the same to be done upon the premises of which he is in 
control, or shall assist in or be present at such cutting, he shall 
be punished by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or by fine 
not exceeding three hundred dollars or both. 

Sect. 2. If a horse is found with its tail so cut and with the Mutilation as 
wound resulting from such cutting unhealed, upon the premises, 
or in the charge or custody of any person, such fact sharll be 
prima facie evidence of a violatioti of this act by the owner 
or user of such premises or person having such charge or custody 
respectively. 

Sect. 8. Nothing contained in this act shall applv to surgical S"i-gicai 

'^ ^ ^ • *= operations 

operations made neeessarv bv the diseased condition of such horse, excepted. 



Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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Chapters 40, 41. 



1907 



CHAPTER 40. 



AN ACT TO PROTECT KEMP BROOK FROM POLLUTION BY SAWDUST 
AND OTHER WASTE. 



ECTIOX 








Section 


1. Pollution 1) 


■ sawdust, 


etc., 


pro- 


2. Penalty for violation. 


hibited. 








?.. Takes effect July 1, 1907 



Pollution 
prohibited. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect 
Jiily 1, 1907. 



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

Section 1. 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-working establishments, into 
Kemp — sometimes called Camp — ^brook and its tributaries in the 
town of Fitzwilliam. 

Sect. 2. Any person or corporation violating the provisions 
of this act shall be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect Jiily 1st, 1907. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 41. 



AN act requiring TOWNS AND CITIES TO FURNISH COPIES OF ANNUAL 
REPORTS TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE GENEALOGICAIj SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. Town and city reports to be fur- 
nished. 



Section 

2. College catalogues, etc., to be fur- 

nished. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Town and city 
reports to be 
furnished. 



College cata- 
logue, etc.. to 
be furnished. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The clerk of every town and city shall annually 
and before the first day of September in each year forward to the 
New Hampshire Genealogical Society, for its library, one copy 
of each printed annual town and city report, including reports 
of school boards, health officers and fire departments. 

Sect. 2. The principal of each college, academy, seminary, or 
other institution of learning incorporated by the laws of this state, 
shall annually and before the first day of November of each year 
forward to the New Hampshire Genealogical Society, for its library, 
one copy of each printed catalogue of its officers and students and 
courses of studies published during the year next preceding sai«l 
date. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 42. 41 

CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE A COUNTY TO TAKE LAND REQUIRED FOR PUBLIC 

USE. 

Section | Section' 

1. County may take land by eminent I 3. Appeal taken as in highway pro- 

domain, ceeding. 

2. Assessment of damages. I 4. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Whenever anv count v cannot obtain bv contract, Cmmtymay 

• . • take land by 

for a reasonable price, any land required for public use, its com- eminent 

' . 1 • 1 1 1 domain. 

missioners, agents, or committee, authorized by the county conven- 
tion to procure such land, may draw up a written location, 
containing" an accurate description of such land, and give notice 
of a hearing thereon before them, which notice shall be served 
as required by law for notices of hearings before selectmen on 
petitions for highways ; and all provisions for the hearing of high- 
way petitions before selectmen shall apply to such hearing so far 
as the same are applicable, but the return of the location and of 
the assessment of damages shall be filed with the clerk of the court 
of said county. 

Sect. 2. Any person aggrieved by such location or assessment fa^Te^"*"* 
of damages may appeal to the superior court by petition within 
sixty days after the return is filed. The justice of said court 
who is then holding a term in said county, if any, otherwise any 
justice of such court, on application of the clerk or of any inter- 
ested party, may designate in what county all petitions relating 
to such location shall be tried, and the clerk shall transmit all such 
petitions to the clerk of the county so designated. Any jietition 
made after such designation may be originally filed in the county 
designated. 

Sect. 3. All provisions for highway appeals shall apply to 4keif^' ^""^ 
the appeals herein provided for, so far as the same are applicable; 
but service of the order of notice shall be made upon the county 
interested in the manner provided by law for service of writs 
upon a county ; and the certificate required by section 9 of chapter 
69 of the Public Statutes shall be made to the clerk of the superior 
court of the county interested. 

Takes effect 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



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Chapters 43, 44. 



1907 



CHAPTER 43. 

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



Section 

1. Annual saKn 



to be $600. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Annual salary 
of $600. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 19 of chapter 286 of the Public Stat- 
utes and any amendment thereof be amended by striking out the 
ninth line of said section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: In Hillsborough, six hundred dollars. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 220 OF THE PUBLIC STATI7TES 
RELATING TO THE ATTACHMENT OF BULKY ARTICLES AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 43, SECTION 1, OF THE LAWS OF 1905. 

Section 1. Attachment of bulkv articles, how made. 



Attachment of 
bixlky articles, 
how made. 



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

Section 1. Amend said section 1. by adding after the word 
"attachment" in the fourteenth line of said section the words 
wagons, carriages, sleds, sleighs, and all other vehicles, so that 
said section as amended .shall read as follows: Sect. 16. The 
officer attaching grain nnthreshed, hay, potatoes, leaf tobacco, 
lumber, bark, wood or other fuel, bricks, stone, lime, gypsum, 
ore, manufacturing or other machinery, hides in the process of 
tanning, any building situate on land not belonging to the owner 
of the building, portable engines, portable sawmills, automobiles, 
doors, blinds, window sash, lumber in process of manufacture, 
pianos, organs, such hotel furniture and household goods as are 
not exempt from attachment or levy on execution, railroad cars 
in progress of building, cattle, sheep, horses, and other live animals 
which are subject to attachment, wagons, carriages, sleds, sleighs, 
and all other vehicles, flax in the raw^ state, or in process of curing 
or manufacturing, tobacco in process of curing, starch, flour, 



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Chapter 45. 



43 



sugar, cotton in bales or process of manufacturing, hops, saw-logs, 
ashes, stone, bark, hives of bees, hay scales, corn on the cob, corn- 
stalks, corn in the husk, staves or shooks, derricks and the tackle 
and appendages connected therewith, utensils and apparatus kept 
on a farm for the manufacture of maple sugar, pig iron, bloomed 
iron, scrap iron, railroad iron, railroad ties, fence posts or rails, iron 
and steel safes, horse-powder and other threshing machines, stone 
channeling or cutting machines, drilling and marble boring 
machines, boats, launches, and all other articles which by reason 
of their size, situation, fluidity, explosive or inflammable qualities, 
are incapable of being conveniently taken into actual possession, 
may within fort^'-eight hours thereafter, leave an attested copy 
of the writ and of his return of such attachment thereon as in 
the attachment of real estate; and in such cases the attachment 
shall not be dissolved or defeated by any neglect of the officer 
to retain actual possession of the property. Service may be made 
on the defendant, before or after leaving the attested copy of the 
writ as aforesaid. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 45. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9, OF CHAPTER 76 OP THE LAWS 
OF 1897, ENTITLED ''aN ACT IN RELATION TO HAWKERS AND PED- 
DLERS" AS AMENDED BY CPIAPTER 37 OF THE LAWS OF 1899. 



Section 

1. Soldier's widow exempt from ped 
dler's license fee. 



SECTION 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 9 of chapter 76 of the Laws of 1897, as Soldier's 
amended by chapter 37 of the Law^s of 1899, is hereby amended Txempt. 
by inserting after the word "service" and before the word ''shall" 
in the fourth line of said section the following words: and the 
widow of any such soldier or sailor so long as she remains unmar- 
ried so that said section as amended shall read: Sect. 9. Any 
soldier or sailor disabled in the war for the suppression of the 
rebellion or in the Spanish- American war, or by sickness or dis- 
ability contracted therein, or since his discharge from the service, 
and the widow of any such soldier or sailor so long as she remains 
unmarried shall be exempt from paying the license fees required 
by this act. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



44 



Chapters 46, 47 



[1907 



CHAPTER 46. 

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



Section 

1. Annual salary to be $800; 
ing clause. 



repeal- 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Aiiuual salary 
of $800; repeal- 
ing clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the salary of the solicitor of the county of 
Merrimack shall hereafter be eight hundred dollars per annum, 
payable as now provided by law; and so much of section 17, chap- 
ter 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 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 73, LAWS OF 1905, ENTITLED 
"an act to PROHIBIT THE DEPOSIT OF SAW^DUST AND OTHER SAW- 
MILL REFUSE AND OTHER WASTE IN SWIFT RIVER AND ITS TRIBU- 
TARIES IN THE TOW^N OF TAMWORTH. " 



Section 

1. Prior provision repealed. 

2. Pollution by sawdust, etc., 

liibited; penalty. 



Section 

3. Takes effe? 



on passage. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Pollution 
prohibited ; 
penalty. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 73 of the session Laws of 1905 is hereby 
repealed and the following substituted therefor. 

Sect. 2. Any person who shall deposit dump, place or cause 
to be deposited dumped or placed any slab-edgings, refuse lumber 
or other sawmill refuse or waste or rubbish from a dwelling- 
house or store, sawdust shavings and sewage only excepted, in 
Swift river in the town of Tamworth, shall be fined not less than 
ten nor more than fifty dollars. 

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

[Approved March 7. 1907.] 



19071 



Chapter 48. 



45 



CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT FOR PREVENTING THE MANUFACTURE OR SALE OF ADULTER- 
ATED OR MISBRANDED, OR POISONOUS, OR DELETERIOUS FOODS, DRUGS, 
MEDICINES, AND LIQUORS. 



ind sale prohibited, 
words "food" and 



Section 

1. Manufacture 

2. Meaning of 

"drug." 

3. What deemed to be adulterations. 

4. Articles deemed to be misbranded, 

when. 

5. Retailer protected by guaranty of 

wholesaler or manufacturer. 

6. Impurity of article as defense to 

civil action for purchase price. 



Section 

7. State board of health to make regu- 

lations and conduct examinations. 

8. Violations to be reported; county 

solicitors to prosecute. 

9. Penalty for violations. 

10. Pines, how disposed of. 

11. Repealing clause. 

12. Takes effe-t October 1, 1907. 



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

Section 1. No person, firm or corporate body shall, within ^uTsakf*'"^^ 
the state, manufacture for sale, offer for sale, have in possession prohibited. 
with intent to sell, or sell any adulterated or misbranded article 
of food or substance to be used in the manner of food or drink, 
or any adulterated or misbranded drug or substance to be used 
in the manner of medicine. 

Sect. 2. The term "food" as used in this act shall include 'Food' and 
all articles used for food, drink, confectionery, or condiment by definld. 
man or other animals, whether simple, mixed, or compound. The 
term "drug" as used herein shall include all medicines and prepa- 
rations recognized in the United States Pharmacopoeia or National 
Formulary, for internal and external use, and any substance 
intended to be used for the cure, mitigation, or prevention of 
disease of either man or other animals. 

Sect. 3. For the purposes of this act an article shall be deemed what deemed 

, -, ^ ^ to be adultera- 

te be adulterated : tions. 

In the case of foods: of foods. 

First. If any substance has been mixed or packed with it so 
as to reduce or lower or injuriously affect its quality or strength. 

Second. If any substance has been substituted wholly or in 
part for the article. 

Third. If any valuable constituent of the article has been 
wholly or in part abstracted. 

Fourth. If it be mixed, colored, powdered, coated, or stained 
in a manner whereby damage or inferiority is concealed. 

Fifth. If it contains any added substance or ingredient that 
is poisonous or injurious to health. 

Sixth. If it contains any added antiseptic or preservative sub- 



46 Chapter 48. [1907 

stance except common table salt, saltpetre, cane or beet sugar, 
vinegar, spices, or wood-smoke. Provided that when in the prepara- 
tion of food products for shipment they are preserved by any 
external application applied in such a manner that the preservative 
is necessarily removed mechanically or by maceration in water 
or otherwise, and directions for the removal of said preservative 
shall be printed on the covering of the package, the provisions of 
this act shall be construed as applying only when said products 
are ready for consumption. And furthermore the provisions of 
this act shall not apply to the addition of not more than one tenth 
of one per cent, of benzoate of soda in the case of cider, tomato 
catsup, fruit jams, jellies or preserves, or such other perishable 
articles of food or drink as the state board of health may from 
time to time determine cannot be successfully marketed without 
such addition, the presence and percentage of which said benzoate 
of soda shall in every ease be stated upon the label of the said 
cider, tomato catsup, fruit jams, jellies or preserves, or other 
articles hereafter determined, in type as large or larger than 
eight-point caps; provided that in case the size of the package 
will not admit of the use of eight-point cap type the size of the type 
may be reduced proportionately. 

Seventh. If it consists in whole or in part of a filthy, decom- 
posed or putrid animal or vegetable substance, or any portion of 
any animal unfit for food, whether manufactured or not, or if it 
is a product of a diseased animal, or one that has died otherwise 
than by slaughter. 

Of confection- In tlic casc of coufectiouery : 

ery. 

If it contains terra alba, barytes, talc, chrome yellow, or other 
mineral substance or poisonous flavor or color, or other ingredient 
deleterious or detrimental to health, or any vinous, malt or spirit- 
uous liquor or compound or narcotic drug. 
Of drugs. In the case of drugs: 

First. If, when a drug is sold under or by a name recognized 
in the United States Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary, it 
differs from the standard of strength, quality, or purity, as deter- 
mined by test laid down in the United States Pharmacopoeia or 
National Formulary official at the time of investigation : provided, 
that no drug defined in the United States Pharmacopoeia or Na- 
tional Formulary shall be deemed to be adulterated under this 
provision if the standard of strength, quality, or purity be plainly 
stated upon the bottle, box, or other container thereof, although the 
standard may differ from that determined by the test laid down 
in the United States Pharmacopoeia or National Formulary. 

Second. If its strength or purity fall below the professed 
standard or quality under which it is sold. 



1907] Chapter 48. 47 

Sect. 4. The term "misbranded" as used herein, shall apply to Articles 

deemed to be 

all drugs or articles of food, or articles which enter into the com- misbranded, 
position of foods, the package or label of which shall bear any 
statement, design, or device regarding such article, or the ingredi- 
ents or substances contained therein, which shall be false or 
misleading in any particular, and to any food or drug product 
which is falsely branded as to the state, territory or country in 
which it is manufactured or produced. 

That for the purposes of this act an article shall be deemed to 
be misbranded: 

In the case of foods : Foods. 

First. If it be an imitation of or offered for sale under the 
distinctive name of another article. 

Second. If it be labeled or branded so as to deceive or mislead 
the purchaser, or purport to be a foreign product when not so, 
or if the contents of the package as originally put up shall have 
been removed in whole or in part and other contents shall have 
been placed in such package, or if it fail to bear a statement on 
the label of the presence and quantity or proportion of any mor- 
phine, opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta eucaine, chloroform, 
cannabis indica, chloral hydrate, acetanilid, or benzoate of soda, 
or any derivative or preparation of any such substances contained 
therein. 

Third. If in package form, and the contents are stated in 
terms of weight or measure, they are not correctly stated on the 
outside of the package. 

Fourth. If the package containing it. or its label shall bear 
any statement, design, or device regarding the ingredients, or the 
substances contained therein, which statement, design, or device 
shall be false or misleading in any particular. Provided, that an 
article of food that does not contain any added poisonous or 
deleterious ingredients shall not be deemed to be misbranded or 
adulterated in the following cases : 

First. In the case of mixtures or compounds which may be now 
or from time to time hereafter known as articles of food, under 
their ovm distinctive names, and not an imitation of, or offered 
for sale under the distinctive name of another article, if the name 
be accompanied on the same label or brand with a statement of 
the place where said article has been manufactured or produced. 

Second. In the case of articles labeled, branded, or tagged so 
as to plainly indicate that they are compounds, imitations, or 
blends, and the word "compound," "imitation," or "blend," as 
the case may be is plainly stated on the package in which it is 
offered for sale: provided that the term blend as used herein 
shall be construed to mean a mixture of like substances, not 
excluding harmless coloring or flavoring ingredients used for the 



48 



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[1907 



Drugs. 



Retailer pro- 
tected by 
guaranty. 



Impurity of 
article defense 
to action for 
price. 



Regulations 
and examina- 
tions. 



Prosecutions. 



purpose of coloring or flavoring only. And provided furtJier: 
that nothing in this act shall be construed as requiring manu- 
facturers or proprietors of proprietary foods which shall contain 
no unwholesome added ingredient to disclose trade formulas except 
in so far as the provisions of this act may require to secure freedom 
from adulteration or misbranding. 

Drugs shall be deemed to be misbranded : 

First. If the article be an imitation of or offered for sale under 
the name of another article. 

Second. If the contents of the package as originally put up 
shall have been removed in whole or in part, and other contents 
shall have been placed in such package, or if the package fail 
to bear a statement on the label of the quantity or proportion of 
any alcohol, morphine, opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta 
eucaine, chloroform, cannabis indica, chloral hydrate, or acetani- 
lid, or any derivative or preparation of any such substances con- 
tained therein. 

Sect. 5. No dealer shall be prosecuted under the provisions 
of this act when he can establish a guaranty signed by the whole- 
saler, jobber, manufacturer, or other party residing in the United 
States, from whom he purchased such articles, to the effect that the 
same in original or unbroken packages is not adulterated or mis- 
branded within the meaning of this act. Said guaranty, to afford 
protection, shall contain the name and address of the party or 
parties making the sale of such articles, to such dealer. 

Sect. 6. From and after the passage of this act, in all civil 
actions to recover the purchase price of any product used for food 
or drink or medicine by man. it shall be competent for th*e defend- 
ant in every such case, to prove that the product was adulterated 
or misbranded within the meaning of this act, and proof thereof 
having been made, shall amount to a good and legal defense of 
the whole of the plaintiff's demand. 

Sect. 7. The state board of health shall make uniform rules 
and regulations for carrying out the provisions of this act, includ- 
ing the collection and examination of specimens of foods and 
drugs manufactured, offered for sale, or sold in this state. The 
examination of foods and drugs shall be made at the laboratory 
of the state board of health, and the results of such examinations 
shall be published in the bulletin issued by the state board of 
health. 

Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of the state board of health, when- 
ever it has satisfactory evidence of the violation of any of the 
provisions of this act, to report the facts to the county solicitor, 
of the county where the offense occurred, and the said county 
solicitor shall prosecute the case to final judgment. 



1907] Chapter 49. 4^ 

Sect. 9. Any person, firm, company, or corporation violating Penalty. 
any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a mis- 
demeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished for each offense 
by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than two 
hundred dollars, or shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding 
six months, or by both fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 10. All fines collected for the violation of the provisions Disposition 
of this act shall be paid to the state treasurer, who shall deposit 
such money to the credit of a fund to be used toward carrying 
out the provisions of this act, to be drawn against under the 
approval of the governor and council. 

Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 

^ clause. 

are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force on and octo-ber^f loo? 
after October 1, 1907. 

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 49. 



AN act in relation TO THE ADMINISTRATION OP THE STATE PRISON, 
AND TO PROVIDE FOR NECESSARY IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS. 

Section 1. Insufficiency in income, how met; appropriations for chaplain, library, 
improvements and repairs, and change in clothing. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

Section 1. That in case the income of the state prison should insufficiency in 
at any time be insufficient to meet the current expenses, the metTsmi'i^y 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury, '^pp^'^'P"''*'"'""- 
from time to time, to provide for such deficiency, out of any 
moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. That the sum 
of one thousand dollars annually, for the ensuing two years, be 
and the same is hereby 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 appro- 
priated for the benefit of the state prison library for the ensuing 
two years. That the further sum of twenty-five hundred dollars 
be and the same is hereby appropriated for improvements and 
repairs of the prison buildings, the same to be expended under 
the direction of the governor and council; and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. That the further sum 
of seven hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated 
to carry out the vote of the governor and council to change the 
clothing of the prisoners. 

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 

4 



50 



Chapter 50. 



1907 



CHAPTER 50. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STATE REGISTRATION OF NURSES. 



Section 

1. "Registered nurse," who may use 

title. 

2. Board of examiners, how appointed; 

duties and compensation; fees for 
examinations; certificate, how 
revolted. 



Section 

3. Examination may be waived, when. 

4. Exceptions to general provisions. 

5. Penalty for violations. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



" Registered 
nurse," who 
may use title. 



Examiners ; 
duties and com 
pensation i 
fees; certificate, 
how revoked. 



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

Section 1. Any resident of the State of New Hampshire, being 
over twenty-one years of age and of good moral character, holding 
a diploma from a training school for nurses connected with a 
hospital giving a course of at least two years in the hospital and 
registered by the regent of the state boards of medical examiners 
as maintaining in this and other respects proper standards, all of 
which shall be determined by the said regent, and who shall have 
received from the said regent a certificate of his or her qualifica- 
tion to practice as a registered nurse, shall be styled and 
known as a registered nurse, and no other person shall assume 
such title, or use the abbreviation R. N. or any other words, 
letters or figures to indicate that the person using the same is such 
a registered nurse. Nothing contained in this act shall be consid- 
ered as conferring any authority to practice medicine or undertake 
the treatment or cure of disease in violation of the medical prac- 
tice acts of the State of New Hampshire. Any persons from other 
states registered by the said regent as maintaining standards not 
lower than those provided by this chapter, who shall show to 
the satisfaction of the said regent that he or she is properly and 
duly registered for the practice of professional nursing in such 
states, upon the payment of the usual fees for certificate provided 
by this act, shall be entitled to a license to practice professional 
nursing in this state without an examination. 

Sect. 2. Upon the taking efi'ect of this act, the Graduate 
Nurses' Association of New Hampshire shall nominate for exam- 
iners ten of their members, who have had not less than five years' 
experience in their profession, and at each annual meeting of said 
association thereafter two other candidates. The regent of the 
state boards of medical examiners shall appoint a board of five 
examiners from such list. One member of said board shall be 
appointed for one year, one for two years, one for three years, 
one for four years and one for five years. Upon the expiration 
of the term of office of any examiner, the said regent shall like- 
wise fill the vacancv for a term of five rears and until his or her 



1907] Chapter 50. 51 

successor is chosen. An unexpired term of an examiner, caused 
by death, resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by the regent 
in the same manner as an original appointment is made. This 
board of examiners shall also act as inspectors of training schools. 
The said regent with the advice of the board of examiners above 
provided for, shall make all necessary rules for the examination 
of nurses applying for certification under this act. Each person 
so applying for certification, or for examination and certifica- 
tion, shall be charged a fee of five dollars ($5), which shall be 
used to meet the actual expenses of the regent and board of 
examiners. From the fees provided' by this act, the regent shall 
pay all proper expenses incurred by its provisions, and any sur- 
plus at the end of any year shall be retained by said regent as 
a special fund for meeting expenses which may be incurred in any 
subsequent year. The members of the examining board shall be 
paid by the regent the sum of five dollars ($5) for each day 
actually engaged in the service, and all their legitimate and neces- 
sary expenses. Said fees and expenses shall be paid from fees 
received under the provisions of this act, and no part of the same 
shall be paid out of the state treasury. The said regent shall 
report annually to the governor the receipts and expenditures 
under the provisions of this act, and shall be held accountable 
therefor. The said regent may revoke any such certificate granted 
by him for sufficient cause after notice in writing to the holder 
thereof and a fair hearing thereon. Such notice shall be given 
by the regent to the party complained of at least fourteen (14) 
days before the day of hearing and shall contain a statement of 
the grounds upon which the complaint is based. The hearings upon 
such complaints shall in all cases be conducted in private, except 
upon the special request of the party complained of. No person 
shall thereafter practice as a registered nurse under any such 
revoked certificate. 

Sect. 3. The regent of the state boards of medical examiners Examination 
may, upon the recommendation of said board of examiners above "^^^'""^' '^^^'^• 
provided for, waive the examination of any graduate in good 
standing holding a diploma from a training school connected with 
a hospital giving a training of not less than two years, and of 
such persons now in training at the time of the passage of this 
act in a hospital giving a two years course and shall hereafter be 
graduated who shall apply in writing for such certificate within 
three years after the passage of this act, and shall also grant a 
certificate to any nurse of good moral character who has been 
engaged in the actual practice of nursing for not less than three 
years next prior to the passage of this act who shall satisfactorily 
pass an examination in practical nursing within three years here- 
after. 



52 



Chapter 51. 



1907 



Exceptions. 



Peualty. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 4. Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect or 
apply to the gratuitous nursing of the sick by friend or members 
of the family, and also it shall not apply to any person nursing 
the sick for hire but who does not in any way assume to be a 
registered nurse. 

Sect. 5. Any violation of this act shall be a misdemeanor, 
punishable by a fine of not less than $50. Any person who shall 
wilfully make any false representation in applying for a license 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction be punished 
by a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 51. 



AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OP TROUT IN THE GREENOUGH 
PONDS IN WENTWORTH's LOCATION AND OTHER SPECIFIED "WATERS. 



Section 

1. Trout less than seven inche 

not to be taken. 

2. Penalty for violation. 



long 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
on passage. 



Trout less than 
seven inches 
long not to 
be taken. 



Penalty. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 
passage. 



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

Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to kill, destroy'- 
or have in possession from the waters of the Greenough ponds in 
Wentworth's Location. Bear Brook pond in Errol. Big-^Iillsfield 
pond and Bragg pond, so called, in Millsfield. any square-tailed 
trout of a length of less than seven inches. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating this act shall be fined five dol- 
lars for each fish so killed, destroyed or had in possession or by 
imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 52, 53. 



53 



CHAPTER 52. 



AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF CERTAIN BIRDS. 



Section 

1. Killing of wood duck, etc., 
hibited; penalty. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

No person shall take, kill or have in his possession, d^ek^'lte*,^""^ 



date of the passage of this Penait?."*^' 



Section 1 
for the period of five years from the 

act, any wood or summer duck, any killdeer plover, or any Bar- 
tram's sandpiper, commonly called upland plover, under a penalty 
of five dollars for each bird so taken, killed, or had in possession. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 53. 



AN ACT RELATING TO TESTAMENTARY GUARDIANS. 



Section 

1. Testator may nominate guardian in 

will. 

2. Judge of probate may refuse to 

appoint nominee. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Any person capable of making a will may nominate ^(a^dianhT^. 
a guardian therein. 

Sect. 2. For cause shown the judge of probate mav refuse to Ju^ge of pro- 

" ^ ^ ' bate may refuse 

appoint a person so nominated or may revoke his appointment. to appoint. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. tak^f effe*ct on 

[Approved March 13. 1907.] ^^''^^^' 



54 



Chapters 54, 55. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 54. 

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



Section 

1. Annual salary to he $600; repealing 
clause. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Annual salary 
of $600; repeal- 
ing clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Honse of Bepresentatives in 

General Court convened: 

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

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

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 55. 



an act to exempt certain bonds from taxation in certain cases. 



Section 

1. Towns may exempt their bonds held 
bv citizens. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Exemption 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Any city, town, precinct or village district may 
exempt from taxation any future issue of its bonds, provided 
such exemption shall apply only to bonds owned and held by 
citizens of said city, town, precinct or village district. 

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

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 56, 57. 



55 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CHOCORUA AND PAUGUS BROOKS IN THE TOWN 
OF ALBANY, COUNTY OF CARROLL. 



Section 

1. Streams exempted from sawdust law. 

2. Description of streams exempted. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Chocorua and Paugas brooks in the town of Albany exem^edfrom 
are hereby exempt from the provisions of section 1, chapter 72 sawdust law. 
of the session Laws of 1901, entitled "An act to protect the lakes, 
ponds and streams of the state from pollution by sawdust and 
other waste." 

Sect. 2. The brooks referred to in section 1 are those tributary f*^^*J{J|^ 
to the Swift river of Tamworth, N. H. and shed water into the 
Bear Camp river. ^^^^^ ^^^^^ 

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

[Approved March 14. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 57. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED ^'aN ACT IN REFERENCE 
TO THE TERMS OF THE SUPERIOR COURT IN AND FOR THE COUNTY 
OF GRAFTON AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 24 OF THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1901, ALSO CHAPTER 34 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1903," AP- 
PROVED FEBRUARY 20, 1907. 



Section 

1. Terms of court, 
held. 



?hen and where 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General C-ourt convened: 

Section 1. That section 6 be amended by striking out the ^^enlnd"'"'^' 
word "second" before the words "Tuesday of March" and sub- where held, 
stituting therefor the word third, and by striking out the word 
" second " before the words " Tuesday of September" and sub- 
stituting therefor the word third, so that the section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 6. The terms of the superior court 
shall be holden annually as follows: — For the Eastern district 



56 



Chapter 58. 



[1907 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



of the county of Grafton at Plymouth on the second Tuesday of 
May and the second Tuesday of November. For the Western 
district of the county of Grafton at Haverhill on the third Tues- 
day of IVIarch and the third Tuesday of September. For the 
Southern district of the county of Grafton at Lebanon on the third 
Tuesday of April and the third Tuesday of October. 

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

[Approved March 14, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 58. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 87 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
OF NEVi^ HAMPSHIRE ENTITLED '' MAINTENANCE OF BASTARD CHIL- 
DREN. ' ' 



Sectio> 



Recognizance in bastardy 
ing. 



proceed- 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Recognizance 
in bastardy 
proceeding. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 2, of said chapter by inserting after 
the word "committed" in the fifth line thereof the words follow- 
ing; or in which the person so charged may reside so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. The justice 
before whom the person shall be brought may order him to recog- 
nize in a reasonable sum, with sufficient sureties to the satisfaction 
of the justice, to appear at the trial term of the superior court 
next to be holden within and for the county in which the offense 
is charged to have been committed, or in which the person so 
charged may reside, to answer to the complaint and to abide 
the order of the court thereon, and in default thereof may commit 
him until the order is performed. 

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

[Approved March 14, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 59, 60. 



57 



CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE REGISTER OP PROBATK 
FOR GRAFTON COUNTY. 

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

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

Section 1. Amend section 3 of chapter 40 of the session Laws ^['^^^^^^'^'^^ 
of 1889 by striking ont after the word ' ' Grafton, ' ' in the eleventh 
line of said section, the words "eight hundred" and insert the 
words one thousand so that the line shall read. In Grafton, one 
thousand dollars. 

[Approved March 14, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 35 LAWS 1905 ENTITLED "an 
ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STATE AID AND FOR THE EXPENDITURE OP 
OTHER PUBLIC MONEYS IN THE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT OF 
MAIN HIGHWAYS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. '^' 



Section ^ 

1. Governor and council to furnish 

specifications; contracts, how 
awarded. 

2. Fiscal year of appropriations ends 

with calendar year. 

3. Section in prior act renumbered. 



Section 

4. Towns and counties to keep state 

highways open in winter. 

5. Governor and council may convey 

discontinued highway. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 7 by striking out the entire section Governor and 
and inserting in its place the following: Sect. 7. All work f uniish specifl- 



be performed in accordance with specifications provided by the 
governor and council. Where the amount of the joint fund in 
any one instance exceeds one thousand dollars, the work shall be 
done by contract awarded to the lowest responsible bidder except, 
Jiowever, that upon representation by the proper authorities of 
any town or city that such town or city owns or will provide 
suitable and sulificient tools, utensils and machinery for the execu- 
tion of the work in a manner satisfactory to the goverzior and 
council, the governor and council may, if they deem it expedient, 
permit such town or city to perform the work within its boundaries 



cations ; 
contract 
awarded. 



58 Chapter 60. [1907 

upon such terms as may be acceptable to the governor and council. 
In case proposals have been invited and notice of such invitation 
shall have been advertised in accordance with the regulations 
heretofore mentioned and no proposals are submitted, or such pro- 
posals as are submitted are, in the opinion of the state engineer, 
unreasonable and he shall so affirm to the governor and council, 
they may, with the approval of the selectmen of a town or the 
mayor of a city authorize and employ an agent or agents to 
perform the contract upon such terms as shall be satisfactory 
to the governor and council and to the selectmen of a town 
or the city authorities having jurisdiction over highway ex- 
penditures. Any town by its selectmen, or city by such board 
as has jurisdiction over highway expenditures may bid for and 
may execute contracts on behalf of such town or city for high- 
way work within its limits. Where any city or town submits 
a proposal for doing the work within its limits, the contract 
shall be awarded by the governor and council, or such agent as 
they may authorize, alone, but where no proposal has been made 
by the city or town, the contract shall be awarded by the governor 
and council, subject to the concurrence of the above mentioned 
authorities of towns and cities. 
Fiseaiyccarends Sect. 2. Amend scctiou 10 of Said act bv inserting after the 

with calendar -, , , ?»• i it i n \ n ti • -ni 

year. ^ word year m the seventh Ime thereof, the follownig: Each 
fiscal year of appropriations made under this act shall terminate 
on the last day of the calendar year, so that said section shall 
read as follows : Sect. 10. The sum of one hundred and twenty- 
five thousand dollars annually for a period of six years is hereby 
appropriated for the purpose of securing the permanent improve- 
ment of highways in accordance with the provisions of this act, 
and any unexpended balance of any annual appropriation shall 
be applied to and be made additional to the appropriation for the 
succeeding year. Each fiscal year of appropriations made under 
this act shall terminate on the last day of the calendar year. After 
the state aid shall have been set aside under section 5 of this 
act, and after the expenses of the administration of this act shall 
have been provided for, the remainder of the total sum appropri- 
ated by this act, or such part thereof as the governor and council 
may think necessary, shall be available for the purposes of section 
11 of this act, in such sums and for such state highways as the 
governor and council may deem best. 

priorTct'' Sect. 3. Amend section 13 by changing the number of said 

renumbered, scctiou and renumbering the same section 14. 

'^o°^f stoke Sect. 4. Amend said act by inserting the following: Sect. 

state highways 13. The assignment to the state of the right of way for highways 

open in winter. ,. , ,t -it. . ^ ^ „ -, . „,., 

mentioned and described m section 11 of this act, or of the right 
of way of any other highways that have been or may be assigned 



1907] Chapter 60. 59 

to the state, shall not relieve the towns and counties under whose 
jurisdiction such highways have previously existed, from the 
requirements of the statutes to keep such roads open for travel in 
winter. 

Sect. 5. Amend section 9 of this act by adding the following Governor and 
at the end of said section. The governor and council are authorized coi^ey Ss^ 
to make conveyance on behalf of the state of the interest of the highway, 
state in any land included in any discontinued portion of a highway 
upon such terms as are satisfactory to them, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 9. The governor and coimcil 
may purchase, take and hold for the state, such material or land 
as may be necessary to secure gravel, stone or other material neces- 
sary for the improvement of highways under the provisions of 
this act. the same to be paid for out of any money appropriated 
under this act. and the governor and council shall charge such 
part of the cost thereof to such city, town or unincorporated place 
in which the material so taken is used, as in their opinion is just 
and equitable, such part so charged to be paid for out of the 
joint fund provided for the improvement of highways in said 
city, town or unincorporated place. If the governor and council 
are imable to purchase such material or land at what they con- 
sider a reasonable compensation, the selectmen of a town, the 
board of mayor and aldermen of a city or the county commis- 
sioners of an unincorporated place in which such material or 
land is located, shall assess the damages sustained by the owner of 
such land, in the same manner as damages for land taken for high- 
way purposes are assessed, and the parties shall have like remedies 
as in the appraisal of damages for laud taken for highway purposes 
in towTLs under existing law. The return of such assessment of dam- 
ages shall be filed with the town or city clerk in the case of towns and 
cities, and with the clerk of the court of the county for the county in 
which an unincorporated place is located, and notice thereof in 
writing given to the land owner with a tender of the amount of 
damages, if known and resident in the state, otherwise the amount 
of damages awarded shall be deposited with the state treasurer 
for such land owner. The governor and council are authorized to 
make conveyance on behalf of the state of the interest of the state 
in any land included in any discontinued portion of a highway 
upon such terms as are satisfactory to them. 

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

^ on passage. 

[Approved March 14. 1907.] 



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1907 



CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE STATE HOSPITAL. 



Section 

1. Appropriation of $150,000 for 

improvements. 

2. State loan of $150,000 authorized. 

3. Form, record, and sale of bonds. 



Section 

4. Bonds e.xempt from taxation. 

5. Fund, how disbursed. 

6. Temporary loan authorized. 

7. Takes effect on 



A.ppropriation 
3f $150,000. 



State loan 
authorized. 



Be it enacted 6?/ the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That to provide additional accommodations for 
the care, control and treatment of insane persons, as contemplated 
by chapter 61 of the Laws of 1903, the sum of one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars be, and hereby is, raised and appropriated 
for the purpose of enlarging the present Kent building for women 
patients of the disturbed class, the enlargement of the present 
Peaslee building for men patients of a similar class, to provide a 
special ward, or wards, for svich of the criminal and convict insane 
as may be committed to said hospital by order of the court or 
transferred thereto from the state prison by order of the governor 
and council, the extension and enlargement of the present laundry 
and depot, including the necessary furnishing, heating, lighting, 
plumbing, water facilities and fire protection for said additions and 
enlargements, in accordance with plans and specifications to be 
approved by the governor and council; said sum to be expended 
under the direction of the trustees of said institution. And any 
balance of said sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars or 
the proceeds of the bonds hereinafter provided for, not required 
for the several purposes above enumerated may be used for any 
other necessary enlargement, equipment or changes of existing 
buildings of the state hospital which may be approved by the 
governor and council, and to be in accordance with plans and 
specifications to be also approved by the governor and council. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the 
direction of the governor and council, to borrow said sum of one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars on the credit of the state; and 
to issue bonds, or certificates of indebtedness therefor, in the name 
and on behalf of the state, payable on July 1, 1927, at a rate of 
interest not exceeding three and one half per cent, per annum, 
payable semi-annually, on the first days of January and July of 
each year; such bonds to have interest warrants, or coupons, 
attached thereto ; said coupons to be signed by the state treasurer, 
and said bonds and coupons to be made payable at such places 
as the governor and council shall designate. 



1907] Chapter 61. 61 

Sect. 3. Said bonds shall be designated New Hampshire State Form record 

^ '■ and sale of 

Hospital Bonds, and shall be signed by the treasurer, and counter- bonds. 
signed by the governor, and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith 
and credit of the state. The secretary of state shall keep a record 
of all bonds countersigned by the governor, showing the number 
and amount of each bond, the time of countersigning, the time 
when payable, and the date of the delivery to the state treasurer. 
The treasurer shall keep a record of all bonds disposed of by him, 
showing the number thereof, the name of the person to whom 
sold, the amount received for the same, the date of the sale, and 
the time when payable. The treasurer may negotiate and sell 
such bonds to the best advantage for the state, but no bond shall 
be sold for less than its par value nor shall such bonds be loaned, 
pledged, or hypothecated in any way whatever. 

Sect. 4. Said bonds when owned by residents or savings banks Bonds exempt 
of this state shall be exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 5. The governor shall draw his orders on the state treas- Disbursement 
urer, for the amounts that may be, or become, due from time t > 
time, under the contracts of the trustees, approved by the governor 
and council, for the purposes aforesaid, after said bills shall hav?' 
been duly approved by the governor and council, to an amount 
not exceeding the proceeds of said bonds. 

Sect. 6. To provide funds for the purposes enumerated in Temporary 
section 1 of this act, pending the sale of said bonds, as above zJd. 
provided, the governor and council may, and hereby are authorized 
to borrow money on the credit of the state, to an amount not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), and to use an 
amount of the avails of said bonds, when sold, sufficient to pay 
the principal and interest of the money so borrowed. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. In'^pLlfle.^ 

[Approved March 1-4. 1907.] 



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[1907 



CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE UNLAWFUL WEARING OF THE BADGE OR 
INSIGNIA OF THE GRAND ARMY OP THE REPUBLIC OR OTHER ORGANI- 
ZATIONS. 



5ECTI0N 

1. Unauthorized use of insignia pro- 
hibited; penalty. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Unauthorized 
use prohibited : 
penalty. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That whoever in the State of New Hampshire not 
being a member of such organization and not entitled under the 
rules of such order to wear the same, wilfully wears or uses the 
insignia, distinctive ribbon, badge of membership, rosette or button, 
or wears the same to obtain aid or assistance thereby, of any 
military, ex-military, patriotic or fraternal society or order, shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars or by 
imprisonment for not more than thirty days or by both fine and 
imprisonment. 

Sect. 2. Section 10 of chapter 273 of the Public Statutes 
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed. 

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

[Approved IMarch 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 16 OF CHAPTER 287 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO THE FEES OF SHERIFFS AND DEPUTY 
SHERIFFS. 



SECTION 

1. Fees of sheriffs for copies, etc. 

2. Other acts not to reduce fees. 



Section 

3. Takes effect 



on passage. 



Fees for copies, 
etc. 



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

Section 1. That section 16 of chapter 287 of the Public Stat- 
utes be, and hereby is, amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following. For making copies of writs returnable to the superior 
court, each, one dollar, and for making copies of writs returnable 
to police or justice courts, each, fifty cents. For leaving the copy 
and return required in the attachment of real estate at the dwelling- 
house or office of a town or city clerk, fifty cents. 



1907] Chapter 64. 63 

Sect. 2. That in so far as any acts and parts of acts are incon- ^orXee*frs* 
sistent with the provisions of this act, they shall not apply to 
reduce the fees of sheriffs or their deputies. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on'^plssfge.' 

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 64. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO TAXES ON LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS IN 
CASES WHERE PROPERTY PASSES BY DEVISE, DESCENT OR BEQUEST 
TO TAKE EFFECT IN POSSESSION AFTER ONE OR MORE LIFE ESTATES 
OR A TERM OF YEARS. 

Section Section' 

1. Taxation of estates in remainder. 2. Takes effect on passage; application 

limited. 

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

Section 1. In all cases where there has been or shall be a devise, ^tates'hi"* 
descent, or bequest, liable to an inheritance tax, to take effect in remainder, 
possession or to come into actual enjoyment after the expiration 
of one or more life estates or a term of years, the tax on such 
property, devise, descent or bequest shall not be payable, nor inter- 
est begin to run thereon, except as hereinafter provided, until 
the person or persons entitled thereto shall come into actual posses- 
sion of such property, and the tax thereon shall be assessed on the 
value of the property, at the time when the right of possession 
accrues to the person entitled thereto as aforesaid, and such person 
or persons shall pay the tax upon coming into possession of such 
property. Upon the filing of the bond hereinafter required the 
executor or administrator of the decedent's estate may settle his 
account in the probate court without being liable for said tax, 
provided that such person or persons may pay the tax at any time 
prior to their coming into possession, and in such cases the tax 
shall be assessed on the value of the estate at the time of the 
payment of the tax, after deducting the value of the life estate or- 
estates for years ; and provided, further, that the tax on real estate 
shall remain a lien on the real estate on which the same is charge- 
able until it is paid. Any person or persons beneficially interested 
in remainder or reversion in any property liable to a tax upon 
which such tax is postponed by the provisions of this section shall, 
within one year after the date of the death of the decedent give 
bond to the judge of the probate court having jurisdiction of the 
estate of such decedent, in such amount and with such sureties 



64 



Chapter 65. 



1907 



Takes effect on 
passage ; 
application 
limited. 



as said court may approve, conditioned upon the payment of such 
tax at the time or period when such person or persons shall come 
into possession or actual enjoyment of the same. If any such 
person or persons shall fail to file such bond within the period 
required, the tax shall be due and payable under the provisions of 
section 4 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but shall 
not apply to the estate of any person who died before the passage 
thereof. 

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 65. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 87, SESSION LAWS OF 1905, ENTITLED, 
"an ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF BROOK OR SPECKLED 
TROUT IN PARTS OF CARROLL AND COOS COUNTIES." 



Section 

1. Trout not to be taken 
waters. 



Sectiox 

2. Penalty for violation. 



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

Trout not to be SECTION 1. Amend chapter 87. of the session Laws of 1905. 

taken m ^ 

certain waters, by striKiiig out the iirst scctiou and inserting in place thereof the 
following. It shall be unlawful, for the term of six years from 
the passage of this act, between the first clay of August and the 
first day of May next following, to catch, kill or take in any 
manner, any brook or speckled trout, from the Ellis or Wildcat 
rivers, or any brooks or tributaries emptying into the same, also 
the east and west branches of the Saco river, or the ponds in 
Carter's notch, together with the brooks and tributaries emptying 
into the same: all situated in the northern part of Carroll and the 
southern part of Coos counties. 

Penalty. Sect. 2. Any pcrsou violating the provisions of this act, shall 

be liable to a fine of twenty dollars ($20), or thirty days' imprison- 
ment, or both such fine and imprisonment. 
[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 66, 67. 



65 



CHAPTER 66. 



AN ACT TO M 



AKE MAY 13, 1907, A LEGAL HOLIDAY. 



Section 

1. Day made a holiday. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. May 13. 1907. being the three hundredth anniversary Madeahoiiday 
of the landing of the first English colonists at Jamestown, Virginia, 
is hereby made a legal holiday. 

Sect." 2. This act shall take efPect upon its passage. L^'^pLsS.* 

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 67, 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES 18, 19 AND 20 OP SECTION 1, 
CHAPTER 114 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, RELATING TO THE INVEST- 
MENTS OP SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

1. May invest in notes of railroad com- 



2. May invest in notes of manufactur- 
ing companies. 



Section 

.3. May invest in notes of parlor car 

or sleeping car companies. 
4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That article 18 of section 1 of chapter 114 be ^^Kf rld/^ 
amended by inserting in the first line after the word "stock" the ™ad 

* companies. 

words or notes so that said article 18 shall read as follows : Article 
18. In the stock or notes of any railroad corporation, exclusive 
of street railways, located in any part of the United States or ter- 
ritories that has earned and paid regular dividends of not less 
than four per cent, per annum on its capital stock for five years 
next preceding such investment; provided, such capital stock on 
which it pays dividends equals in amount one third of the entire 
bonded indebtedness of said corporation: or in the stock of any 
other railroad corporation whose railroad and railroad property 
are leased to such railroad upon an annual rental of not less than 
four per cent, per annum upon the capital stock of the leased 
railroad ; provided, said leased railroad shall have earned dividends 
of not less than three per cent, upon its capital stock for a period 
of three years immediately preceding said lease ; but not exceeding 
twenty-five per cent, of the deposits shall be so invested. 



66 



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1907 



May invest in 
notes of 

manufaetimiig 
companies. 



May invest in 
notes of parloi- 
car or sleeping 
car companies. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. That article 19 of said section be amended by inserting 
after the word "stock" in the first line the words or notes so that 
said article 19 shall read as follows: Article 19. In the stock 
or notes of any manufacturing company in the New England 
states that has paid regular dividends on its capital stock for five 
years previous to such investment, and whose net indebtedness does 
not exceed the amount of its capital stock fully paid in; but not 
exceeding ten per cent, of the deposits shall be so invested. 

Sect. 3. That article 20 of said section be amended by inserting 
after the word "stock" in the first line the words or notes so that 
said article 20 shall read as follows : Article 20. In the stock or 
notes of any parlor car or sleeping car company incorporated 
and doing business in the United States, and whose cars are in 
actual use upon any railroad whose stock is a legal investment 
for New Hampshire savings banks, and that has earned and paid 
regular dividends of not less than four per cent, per annum on its 
capital stock for five years next preceding such investment; but 
not exceeding five per cent, of the deposits shall be so invested. 

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

[Approved March 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 68. 



AN ACT IN relation TO THE TAX ON COLLATERAL LEGACIES AND 
SUCCESSIONS IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 40 OF THE LAV^S OF 

1905. 



Section 

1. What legacies and inheritances tax- 

able. 

2. Error in prior act corrected. 

3. Duplicate lists of heirs and legatees 

to be filed. 

4. Copies of wills, inventories, and ap- 

praisals to be sent to state treas- 
urer. 



Section 

5. Tax refunded, when and how. 

6. Valuation of property for taxation. 

7. Jurisdiction of probate courts. 

8. Action by state treasurer to recover 

tax. 

9. State treasurer party to petition by 

foreign administrator. 
10. Takes effect on passage. 



WTiat legacies 
and inheri- 
tances taxable. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905 be 
amended by striking out in the twelfth and thirteenth lines of said 
section the words " [the] property of which is by law exempt from 
taxation" and inserting in place thereof the words when such soci- 
ety or institution is bound by the terms of the will, deed, grant, sale 
or gift or by the limitation of its powers to devote such property 
solely to such uses and purposes that the property in its hands 
will be by law exempt from taxation, so that said section shall 



1907] Chapter 6S. 67 

read: Section 1. All property within the jurisdiction of the 
state, real or personal, and any interest therein, whether belonging 
to inhabitants of the state or not, which shall pass by will, or by 
the laws regulating intestate succession, or by deed, grant, sale or 
gift, made or intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment 
after the death of the grantor, to any person, absolutely or in 
trust, except to or for the use of the father, mother, husband, wife, 
lineal descendant, brother, sister, adopted child, the lineal descend- 
ant of any adopted child, the wife or widow of a son, or the 
husband of a daughter, of a decedent, or to or for the use of chari- 
table, educational or religious societies or institutions in this state, 
when such society or institution is bound by the terms of the will, 
deed, grant, sale or gift or by the limitation of its powers to devote 
such property solely to such uses and purposes that the property 
in its hands will be by law exempt from taxation, or to a city or 
town in this state for public purposes, shall be subject to a tax of 
five per cent, of its value, for the use of the state; and adminis- 
trators, executors and trustees, and any such grantees under a 
conveyance made during the grantor's life, shall be liable for such 
taxes, with interest, until the same have been paid. 

Sect. 2. That section 2 of said chapter be amended by striking Error in prior 
out in the tenth line of said section the figures "16" and inserting ^^^^ coxTeeted. 
in place thereof, the figures 13 so that said section shall read : Sect. 
2. If a person bequeaths or devises property to or for the use 
of a father, mother, husband, wife, lineal descendant, brother, 
sister, an adopted child, the lineal descendant of an adopted child, 
the wife or widow of a son. or the husband of a daughter, for 
life or for a term of years, w^ith the remainder to a collateral heir 
or to a stranger to the blood, the value of such particular estate 
shall, within three months after the appointment of the executor, 
administrator or trustee, be appraised in the manner provided in 
section 13 and deducted from the appraised value of such property, 
and the remainder shall be subject to a tax of five per cent, of its 
value. 

Sect. 3. That section 9 of said chapter be amended by inserting Duplicate lists 
at the beginning thereof the following : Every administrator shall legated tolje 
prepare a statement in duplicate, showing, as far as can be ascer- *^^''*^- 
tained, the names of all the heirs-at-law and their relationship 
to the decedent, and every executor shall prepare a like statement 
showing the relationship to the decedent of all legatees whose 
relationship is not shown by the will, and the age at the time of 
the death of the decedent of all legatees to whom property is 
bequeathed or devised for life or for a term of years, and the 
names of those, if any, who have died before the decedent, one 
copy of which the administrator or executor shall file with the 
state treasurer, and the other with the register of probate, within 
thirty days after his appointment ; and when he files his account in 



68 Chapter 68. [1907 

the probate court, lie shall file a duplicate thereof with the state 
treasurer; and by striking out in the fifth line of said section 
the words "file such inventory" and inserting in place thereof 
the words comply with any of the requirements of this section and 
by striking out in the last line of said section the words ''after 
the expiration of the said three months" and inserting in place 
thereof the word thereafter, so that said section shall read : Sect. 
9. Every administrator shall prepare a statement in duplicate, 
showing as far as can be ascertained the names of all the heirs-at- 
law and their relationship to the decedent, and every executor shall 
prepare a like statement showing the relationship to the decedent of 
all legatees whose relationship is not shown by the will, and the 
age at the time of the death of the decedent of all legatees to 
whom property is bequeathed or devised for life or for a term 
of years, and the names of those, if any, who have died before 
the decedent, one copy of which the administrator or executor shall 
file with the state treasurer and the other with the register of pro- 
bate, within thirty days after his appointment ; and when he files his 
account in the probate court he shall file a duplicate thereof with 
the state treasurer. An inventory of every estate, any part of 
which may be subject to a tax under the provisions of this chapter, 
shall be filed by the executor, administrator or trustee within three 
months after his appointment. If he neglects or refuses to comply 
with any of the requirements of this section, he shall be liable to 
a penalty of not more than one thousand dollars, which shall be 
recovered by the state treasurer; and the register of probate shall 
notify the state treasurer of any such neglect or refusal within 
thirty days thereafter. 
Copies of wiiiB Sect. 4. That section 10 of said chapter be amended bv striking 

etc., to state ^ . \ cc 

treasurer. out the first Sentence of said section ending with the words state 

treasurer "in the sixth line and inserting in place thereof the 
following : the register of probate shall within thirty days after it 
is filed send to the state treasurer, by mail, a copy of every will 
containing legacies which are subject to a tax under the provisions 
of this chapter and a copy of the inventory and appraisal of every 
estate, any part of which may be subject to such a tax, unless noti- 
fied by the state treasurer that such copies will not be required ; 
and by striking out the word "fee" in the sixth line and the 
word "copy" in the seventh line of said section and inserting in 
place thereof the word fees and the word copies and by stril^ing 
out in the eighth and ninth lines of said section the words ' ' a copy 
of such inventory and appraisal" and inserting in place thereof 
the words such copies so that said section shall read: Sect. 10. 
The register of probate shall within thirty days after it is filed, send 
to the state treasurer, by mail, a copy of every will containing lega- 
cies which are subject to a tax under the provisions of this chapter, 
and a copy of the inventory and appraisal of every estate, any 



property for 



1907] Chapter 68. 69 

part of which may l)e subject to such a tax, unless notified by the 
state treasurer that such copies will not be required. The fees for 
such copies shall be paid by the state treasurer. A refusal or 
neglect by the register of probate so to send such copies shall 
be a breach of his official bond. 

Sect. 5. That section 12 of said chapter be amended by adding ^'J^^^'f^^^J^ 
at the end the following: whenever in such a case the executor, 
administrator or trustee has paid over the tax to the state treasurer, 
it shall be repaid to him by the state treasurer, so that said section 
shall read : Sect. 12. If a person who has paid such tax after- 
wards refunds a portion of the property on which it was paid 
or it is judicially determined that the whole or any part of such 
tax ought not to have been paid, said tax, or the due proportion 
thereof, shall be repaid to him by the executor, administrator or 
trustee. Whenever in such a case the executor, administrator or 
trustee has paid over the tax to the state treasurer, it shall be 
repaid to him by the state treasurer. 

Sect. 6. That section 13 of said chapter be amended by insert- 
ing after the word "property" in the second line of said section taxation. 
the words at the time of death of the decedent and by striking out 
in the seventh and eighth lines of said section the words "such 
return, when accepted by said court, shall be final. ' ' and by insert- 
ing in the eighth line of said section before the words "the fees" 
the words one half of and by striking out the words ' ' party apply- 
ing for such appraisal" in the ninth and tenth lines of said section 
and inserting in place thereof the words state treasurer, and one 
half of said fees shall be paid by the other party or parties to 
said proceeding, provided, hoivever, that in all proceedings arising 
under this section said probate court upon agreement of parties 
may appoint a single disinterested appraiser who shall upon oath 
appraise such property as hereinbefore provided, so that said 
section shall read: Sect. 13. Said tax shall be assessed upon 
the actual value of said property, at the time of the death of 
the decedent, as found by the probate court. Upon the application 
of the state treasurer or of any party interested in the succession, 
the probate court shall appoint three disinterested appraisers who, 
first being sworn, shall appraise such property at its actual market 
value and shall make return thereof to said court. One half of 
the fees of said appraisers, as determined by the judge of said 
court, shall be paid by the state treasurer, and one half of said 
fees shall be paid by the other party or parties to said proceeding, 
provided, Jiowever, that in all proceedings arising under this sec- 
tion said probate court, upon agreement of parties, may appoint" 
a single disinterested appraiser who shall upon oath appraise such 
property as hereinbefore provided. The value of an annuity or 
life estate shall be determined by the "actuaries' combined experi- 
ence tables," at four per cent, compound interest. 



70 Chapter 68. [1907 

Jurisdiction of Sect. 7. That section 14 of said chapter be amended by adding 
proiDate courts. ^^ ^^^ ^^^^ ^^^^ following: Whenever any real estate or separate 
parcel thereof is subject to a lien created by this act, or any amend- 
ment thereof, the probate court shall have jurisdiction in like pro- 
ceedings to make such order or decree as will otherwise secure to 
the state the payment of any tax due or to become due on such 
real estate or separate parcel thereof, and upon the performance 
of such order or decree to discharge such lien. So that said section 
shall read: Sect. 14. The probate court having jurisdiction of 
the settlement of the estate of the decedent shall, subject to appeal 
as in other cases, hear and determine all questions relative to said 
tax affecting any devise, legacy or inheritance, and the state 
treasurer shall represent the state in any such proceedings. When- 
ever any real estate or separate parcel thereof is subject to a lien 
created by this act, or any amendment thereof, the probate court 
shall have jurisdiction in like proceedings to make such order or 
decree as will otherwise secure to the state the payment of any 
tax due or to become due on such real estate or separate parcel 
thereof, and upon the performance of such order or decree to 
discharge such lien. 
4''*^°ure^^tf''*^ Sect. 8. That section 17 of said chapter be amended by strik- 
recovertax. iug out, in the first line of said section, the word ''shall" and 
inserting in place thereof the word may and by striking out in 
the second line of said section the words ''within six months" and 
inserting in place thereof the words at any time so that said sec- 
tion shall read: Sect. 17. The state treasurer may commence 
an action for the recovery of any of said taxes at any time after 
the same become payable ; and also whenever the judge of a probate 
court certifies to him that the final account of an executor, adminis- 
trator or trustee has been filed in such court and that the settle- 
ment of the estate is delayed because of the non-payment of said 
tax. The probate court shall so certify up'on the application of 
any heir, legatee or other person interested therein, and may extend 
the time of payment of said tax whenever the circumstances of 
the case require. 
state treasurer Sect. 9. That scctiou 20 of Said chapter be amended by insert- 
petitLnby lug after the words "this act," in the third line of said section, 
ato^strator. the words or under section 23 of chapter 189 of the Public Statutes 
so that said section shall read: Sect. 20. The state treasurer 
shall be made a party to all petitions by foreign executors, admin- 
istrators or trustees brought under the provisions of this act, or 
under section 23 of chapter 189 of the Public Statutes, and no 
decree shall be made upon any such petition unless it appears that 
notice of such petition has been served on the state treasurer four- 
teen days at least before the return day of such petition. 
Takes tffect Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. ^ r- o 

[Approved March 20, 1907.] " 



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Chapter 69. 



71 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER, WITH THE APPROVAL 
OF THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL, TO EFFECT A SETTLEMENT OP THE 
TAX ON LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS, BY COMPROMISE, IN CERTAIN 

CASES. 



Section Section 

1- Where bequest, etc., is contingent. .3. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Where life tenant has power of 
appointment. 

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

Section 1. In every case where there shall be a devise, descent where bequest, 
or bequest liable to a legacy tax, conditioned upon the happening contingent. 
of a contingency or dependent upon the exercise of a discretion, 
the state treasurer may, with the approval of the attorney-general, 
effect such settlement of the tax as he may deem to be for the 
best interests of the state, and the payment of the sum so agreed 
upon shall be a full satisfaction of such tax. 

Sect. 2. In all cases where there has been or shall be a bequest where life 
or devise of property for life or for a term of years, which gives pow-of 
to the tenant for life or term of years the power of appointing *pp'"" ™®" ■ 
by deed or will or both the further disposition of such property 
or any part thereof, the state treasurer, may, with the approval 
of the attorney-general, effect such settlement of the tax on the 
interest of any unascertained appointees under such power or any 
unascertained person who may take in default of appointment 
under such power as he shall deem to be for the best interests 
of the state; and payment of the sum so agreed upon shall be a 
full satisfaction of such tax. 

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

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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Chapters 70, 71. 



1907 



CHAPTER 70. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 OP CHAPTER 40 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 83 OF THE SESSION LAWS OP 
1901, RELATING TO GIFTS, LEGACIES AND DEVISES FOR THE CARE 
OF CEMETERIES AND BURIAL LOTS. 

Section 1. Towns may hold gifts, etc., for cemeteries, when. 

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

Towns may SECTION 1. That section 5 of chapter 40 of the Public Statutes 

hold gifts, etc., '^ 

for cemeteries, as amended by chapter 83 of the session I^aws of 1901 be amended 
by adding at the end of said section as amended the following 
words : and towns shall take and hold in trust gifts, legacies and 
devises made to them for the care of cemeteries and burial lots 
when the terms of the gift, legacy or devise do not impose any 
liability upon the town beyond the amount of the gift, legacy or 
devise and the income thereof. 
[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 71. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF PARENTS FOR THE 
ABANDONMENT OF THEIR FAMILIES IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. Meaning of words '" children " and 

" separation." 

2. Separation by husband or father, 

penalty ; sentence suspended, 
when. 



Section 

3. Separation by wife or mother, pen- 

alty. 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Takes eflfect ou passage. 



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

Meaning of SECTION 1. That as uscd in this act the word children shall 

"separation." be limited to mean children under sixteen years of age and also 
such children over sixteen years of age and under twenty-one 
years as by reason of physical or mental infirmity are incapable 
of supporting themselves ; and further that separation within the 
meaning of this act shall include, in addition to the cases embraced 
within the usual meaning of the word, every case where a husband 
has caused his wife to leave him by conduct on his part which 



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would be ground for divorce and also every case where by extreme 
cruelty or other conduct it becomes improper for children to 
remain with their father and have for this reason become separated 
from him. 

Sect. 2. If anv husband or father being within the limits Separation by 

, . 1 p I, 1 ■ ■ n husband or 

of this state shall hereafter separate hnuself from his wire or father, penalty; 
from his children or from his wife and children without rea- pendMilwh^n. 
sonable cause and shall wilfully neglect to maintain his chil- 
dren, and his wife when such wife is destitute or dependent 
wholly or in part on her earnings for adequate support he 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof 
be sentenced to jail or the house of correction for a period 
of not more than six months and to pay a fine not exceeding 
twenty dollars or either or both at the discretion of the court ; such 
fine if any to be paid or applied in whole or in part to the deserted 
wife or children as the court may direct. Provided no such con- 
viction, payment of fine or undergoing imprisonment shall in any 
manner affect the obligation of any order for support theretofore 
made against the defendant : and provided further that upon 
conviction the court may suspend sentence upon and during com- 
pliance by the defendant with any order for support theretofore 
made against him as already made or as may theretofore have 
been modified in the manner now provided by law; and if no such 
order shall have been made then the court trying the defendant 
may make such order for the support by the defendant of his wife 
and children or either of them which order shall be subject to 
modification by the court on cause shown and the court may 
suspend sentence uj^on and during compliance by the defendant 
with such order as originally made or as subsequently modified by 
the court. 

Sect. 3. If any woman or mother shall separate herself as the Separation by 
term is defined in section 1 of this act from her husband without penalty. 
cause, or from her children, she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor 
and upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to the county jail 
or the house of correction for a term not exceeding six months and 
to pay a fine not exceeding twenty dollars or either or both 
as the court may determine, the fine if any to be applied in the 
discretion of the court to the benefit of the deserted husband or 
children or both. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 22. 1907.] 



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Chapters 72, 73. 



1907 



CHAPTER 72. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE MANUFACTURE, SALE OR OFFERING FOR 
SALE OF ANY ADULTERATED ICE CREAM WITHIN THE LIMITS OF 
THE vSTATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Manufacture and sale prohibited. 



Section 

2. Penalty 



act takes effect on passage. 



Manufacture 
and sale 
prohibited. 



Penalty; act 
takes effect on 



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

Section 1. No person shall manufacture for sale, keep for 
sale, sell, exchange, barter or deal in ice cream which shall contain 
any substance other than milk, cream, eggs, sugar and some neutral 
flavoring or which shall contain less than 14 per cent, butter fat. 

Sect. 2. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this act 
shall be fined no less than $10 nor more than $50. This act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 73. 



.\N ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 124 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
(as AMENDED BY CHAPTER 76, SESSION LAWS OF 1905) RELATING 
TO DEALERS IN OLD METALS. 



Section 

1. Junk dealers, how licensed. 

2. Dealing without license, penalty 

penalty for other violations. 



CCTION 

.3. Cities may by ordinance limit locati 
of .iunk shops, etc. 

4. Section in prior act renumbered. 

5. Takes effe:t on passage. 



Dealers, how 
licensed. 



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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 124 of the Public Statutes 
(as amended by chapter 76, session Laws of 1905) be amended by 
inserting between the words "towns" and "and" in the eighth 
line of said section, as amended, the following: or to accumulate, 
store or handle said articles therein for the purpose of sale or 



1907] Chapter 73. 75 

barter elsewhere or as bailees for others, and by inserting between 
the words "on" and "nnder" in the last line of said section, as 
amended, the following: and the place where the articles afore- 
said may be accumulated, stored or handled, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. The mayor and 
aldermen of a city, or the selectmen of a town, may license persons, 
deemed by them to be suitable, to be dealers in, and keepers of 
shops for the purchase and sale or barter of, old junk, old metals, 
old or second-hand bottles, second-hand articles, cotton or woolen 
mill waste, unfinished cloth, and cotton or woolen mill yarns in an 
unfinished state, not of family manufacture, within their respective 
cities or towns, or to accumulate, store or handle said articles 
therein for the purpose of sale or barter elsewhere or as bailees 
for others, and may determine and designate the place where the 
business is to be carried on, and the place where the articles afore- 
said may be accumulated, stored or handled, under a license. 

Sect. 2. That section 4 of said chapter 124 be amended as Dealing with 
follows ; by striking out said section and inserting in place thereof penlityr^' 
the following: Sect. 4. Any person who, without a license, shall othe^^oi*!- 
be a dealer in the aforesaid articles or keep a shop for the purchase. *'"'^''- 
sale or barter thereof in any city or town where this chapter is i:i 
force, or whoever, without a license, shall accumulate, store or 
handle said articles in such city or town for the purpose of sale 
or barter elsewhere or as a bailee for others, and any person having 
a license who shall carry on the business, or accumulate store or 
handle the articles aforesaid at any other place than that specified 
in his license, shall be punished by a fine of ten dollars for each 
and every day such offense continues, and the superior court may 
enjoin any person from dealing in the articles aforesaid, or from 
keeping a shop for the purchase, sale or barter thereof, or from 
accumulating, storing or handling said articles contrary to the 
provisions of this act, and may also enjoin any licensee from carry- 
ing on the business or acc^^mulating, storing or handling the articles 
aforesaid at any other place than that designated in his license. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or of 
his license, for a violation of which no punishment is above pro- 
vided, or who shall fail to exhibit his license when required, shall 
be fined not exceeding ten dollars or be imprisoned not exceeding 
thirty days. 

Sect. 3. That said chapter 124 be amended by adding after cities may 
section 4 a new section as follows: Sect. 5. The city council of o™unkshops! 
any city may, by ordinance, prohibit the accumulation or storage 
of the articles described in this chapter, the granting of licenses 
therefor, and the granting of licenses to deal in or keep 
a shop for the purchase, sale or barter of said articles, within 
or in the immediate vicinity of the compact part of such 
city, and define the limits within which said articles shall not 



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Section in i^rior 
act reuiim- 
bered. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



be accunmlated or stored or said business carried on, or licenses 
therefor granted, and all such ordinances heretofore adopted by 
any city are hereby ratified and confirmed; but the adoption of 
such an ordinance shall in no way affect the duties of the board 
of mayor and aldermen in acting upon applications for licenses to 
be exercised in territory outside the limits specified in such ordi- 
nance. 

Sect. 4. That section 5 of said chapter 124 is hereby amended 
by substituting for the figure "5" in the first line of said section 
the figure 6 so that said section as amended shall read: Sect. 6. 
This chapter shall be in force in the cities and towns only which 
shall adopt its provisions. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 74. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 27 CHAPTER 79, SESSION LAWS 
OF 1901, IN RELATION TO THE SETTING OF SNARES. 



Section 

1. Setting of snares proliibited; 
alty. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Setting of 
snares 
prohibited ; 
penalty. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 27 of chapter 79 session Laws of 1901 
be amended by inserting after the comma following the words "of 
said land" the words, or shall set or arrange a snare for the pur- 
pose of taking wild animals or birds upon any land so that the 
section as amended shall read, Sect. 27. If any person shall set 
or arrange any trap upon any land of which he is not the owner 
or legal occupant, without the consent of the owner or legal occu- 
pant of said land, or shall set or arrange a snare for the purpose 
of taking wild animals or birds upon an}^ land, he shall be fined 
not exceeding ten dollars ($10), or imprisoned sixty days, or both 
such fine and imprisonment. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



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77 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CLEANSING OF CANS AND OTHER RECEP- 
TACLES USED IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF MILK OR CREAM. 



Section 

1. Use of uncleansed cans prohibited. 

2. Penalty for violation. 



.Sectiox 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. No person company or corporation shall furnish or use of 

., ., ., ij?j^i J! j^ uncleansed cans 

provide any can, or other receptacle, used lor the purpose of trans- prohibited. 

porting milk or cream, unless said can, or other receptacle, and 

the cover or stopple thereto be thoroughly cleansed by the use 

of hot water or steam, or both hot water and steam, before said 

can, or other receptacle, is delivered to the person who is to fill the 

same. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the terms of this act shall be Penalty. 
fined the sum of five dollars for each can, or other receptacle fur- 
ni.shed, in accordance with section 1. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER li 



an act protecting gray squirrels. 



Section 1. Killing of gray squirrels prohibited; penalty. 

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

Section 1. If any person, in the State of New Hampshire shall. Kiiung of gray 
between the date of the passage of this act and October 1st A. D. ^Sum; 
1913, take or kill any gray squirrel, or within said time, shall sell p^""*^^^' 
or offer for sale, any of the above mentioned animal, he shall be 
punished by a fine of ten dollars ($10) for each animal so taken, 
killed or offered for sale. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



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Chapters 77, 78. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 59 OF THE 
SESSION LAWS OF 1895 AND AMENDMENTS THERETO RELATING TO 
THE MILITIA. 



Section 

1. Militia fines collectible by complaint 
in civil courts. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Collection of 
fines. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. All fines and penalties now prescribed and in force 
relating to the militia may be collected by complaint or indictment 
in the civil courts and the procedure shall be the same as in all 
other misdemeanors or crimes. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 78. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 21 OF CHAPTER 287 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO THE PAY OF JURORS. 



Section 1. Pay of jurors established. 

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

Pay of jurors. SECTION 1. That scctiou 21 of chapter 287 of the Public Statutes 
be amended by striking out the word "two" wherever it occurs 
in said section and inserting in lieu thereof, the word — ^three — so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 21. Grand 
and petit jurors shall be paid from the county treasury for each 
day's attendance, three dollars each. For travel to and from court 
each mile, six cents. Talesmen for each day's attendance, three 
dollars each. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



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79 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FREE TRANSPORTxVTION BY COMMON CARRIERS 
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



Skction 

1. Railroad passes not to he issued to 

or used by certain public officers : 
penalty. 

2. Governor to contract for railroad 

transportation of certain public 
officers. 



Section 

3. Railroad passes not to be issued to 

or used by delegates to political 
conventions; penalty. 

4. Exceptions to general provisions. 

o. Repealing clause; mileage tickets not 
affected. 



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

Section 1. Any person who being governor, member of the exec- RaUroad passes 

., *, , 1 i J? ii 1 J. • J.- not to be issued 

utive eoiincil, member or member-elect of the general court, justice to or used by 
of the supreme court, justice of the superior court, judge of probate, penalty !^^°^^^' 
justice of a police or municipal court, county solicitor, county sheriff, 
county commissioner, or a salaried state officer, appointed by the 
governor and council or elected by the legislature, whose transporta- 
tion expenses are made, by statute, a charge upon the state treasury, 
and for whose transportation authority is provided in section 2 
of this act, who requests for himself or another, accepts or uses 
any free pass upon a steam railroad, or any ticket which entitles 
him to transportation upon a steam railroad for which he has 
paid a less price than is demanded of the public generally, and 
an officer, agent or employee of a steam railroad corporation who 
knowingly issues, delivers or offers to any person hereinbefore 
mentioned, or to or for any other person at the request, solicitation 
or procurement of any such person a free pass or any ticket which 
entitles him to transportation at a less rate of fare than is 
demanded of the public generally, shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than one hundred, nor more than one thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. The governor is hereby authorized and directed to Govemorto 
contract prior to each regular and extra session of the general transportation 
court, for the steam railroad transportation of the members, officers puWk- officers. 
and employees of the same ; the governor is also hereby authorized 
and directed to contract for the transportation of the salaried 
state officers, appointed by the governor and council or elected by 
the legislature, Avhose transportation expenses are made, by statute, 
a charge upon the state treasury, during their respective terms of 
office. Said contract shall be made in the name of the state and 
the cost thereof shall be paid from the treasury upon the warrant 
of the governor. Such payment shall be in lieu of all mileage of 
members and officers of the general court now provided by statute, 
except that the members and officers of the general court who 
reside more than two miles from the nearest railroad station shall 



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Railroad passes 
not to be issued 
to or iised by 
delegates to 
political con- 
ventions ; 
penalty. 



Exceptions to 

general 

provisions. 



Repealing 
clause ; mileage 
tickets not 
affected. 



each receive twenty cents per mile for their travel to and from their 
homes to such railroad station each week ; and such payment for 
the transportation of salaried state officers shall be a full discharge 
of the state for all transportation expenses of such state officers 
on steam railroads. 

Sect. 3. Any person being, or serving as, a delegate to a politi- 
cal convention within the State of New Hampshire, who requests, 
accepts or uses any free pass, or any ticket which entitles him to 
transportation upon any steam railroad in New Hampshire, to or 
from the political convention in which he is to serve as a delegate, 
for which he has paid a less price than is at the time demanded of 
the public generally for like transportation; and any officer, agent 
or employee of a steam railroad corporation who issues, delivers 
or offers to any such person, knowing him to be a delegate as 
aforesaid, a free pass, or any ticket which entitles him to transpor- 
tation to or from the political convention in which he is to serve 
as a delegate, at a less rate of fare than is at the time demanded 
of the public generally for like transportation, shall be punished 
by a fine of not less than one hundred, nor more than one thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 4. The inhibitions of this act shall not apply to any 
railroad officials, or employees or their families, or agents, surgeons, 
attorneys-at-law, or witnesses attending any investigation or trial 
in which they are interested. 

Sect. 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed ; but nothing herein contained shall be construed 
as affecting the provisions of section 4, chapter 160 of the Public 
Statutes. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



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81 



CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MARRIAGE OP MINORS, AND REPEALING 
SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 174 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO MARRIAGES. 



Section 

1. Marriageable ages established. 
Ages of consent established. 
Marriage of person below age of 

consent; formalities required. 
Marriage not to be licensed or solem- 
nized unless formalities observed. 



2. 



4. 



Section 

.5. Penalty for violations of act and 
false statements. 

6. Repealing clause. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

Section 1. No male below the age of fourteen years and no Maniageabie 
female below the age of thirteen years shall be capable of contract- '*^''''' 
ing a valid marriage, and all marriages contracted by such persons 
shall be null and void. 

Sect. 2. The age of consent shall be in the male eighteen years Ages of 
and in the female sixteen years. Any marriage contracted by a '^"'^^*''' ' 
person below the age of consent, except as hereinafter provided, 
may in the discretion of the superior court be annulled at the suit 
of the party who at the time of contracting such marriage was 
below the age of consent, unless such party after arriving at such 
age shall have confirmed the marriage. 

Sect. 3. If special cause exists rendering desirable the marriage Man-iage of 
of a person resident in this state below the age of consent and above age^vTconsent ; 
the ages specified in section 1 of this act, the parties desiring to i-eq^ed.^^ 
contract such marriage, with the parent or guardian having the 
custody of such of those parties as is below such age, if there be 
such parent or guardian within the state, may apply in writing 
to any justice of the superior court, or to the judge of probate of 
the county in which the party below the age of consent resides, or 
the county in which one of them resides, if both be below such 
age, for permission to contract such marriage. Such justice or 
judge shall at once hear the parties, and if he is satisfied that 
special cause exists making such marriage desirable, he shall grant 
his permission therefor in writing, which permission shall be filed 
with the city or town clerk to whom application is made for license 
to contract such marriage ; and such clerk shall minute the fact 
of the granting of such permission upon the license issued by him, 
and upon the record thereof preserved by him, and upon all copies 
thereof which he is by law required to make. 



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1907 



Marriage not to 
be licensed 
or solemnized •« 
unless formali- 
ties observed. 



Penalty for 
violations of act 
and false 
statements. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 4. No city or town clerk shall issue any license for the 
marriage of any person below the age of consent, and no magistrate 
or minister of religion shall solemnize the marriage of any such 
person, if such clerk, magistrate or minister knows or has reasonable 
cause to believe that such person is below such age, unless permis- 
sion for such marriage has been given as provided in the preceding 
section. 

Sect. 5. Any person violating any of the provisions of section 
4 of this act, or any person knowingly making any false statement 
as to the age of any person, with intent to induce any clerk to issue 
a license for the marriage of any person below the age of consent, 
or to induce any magistrate or minister of religion to solemnize 
the marriage of any such person, shall on conviction be punished 
by fine of not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by imprisonment 
for not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprison- 
ment. 

Sect. 6. Section 4 of chapter 174 of the Public Statutes, relat- 
ing to marriages, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 81. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE TAXATION OF EXPRESS COMPANIES. 



Companies to furnish annual state- 
ments to board of equalization. 

Board to annually assess value of 
property in this state. 

Procedure if company fails to file 
statement. 

Hearing for assessment of tax. 

Board may require attendance of 
officers vrith books, etc. 



Section 

6. Tax, how assessed. 

7. Taxes, when payable. 

8. Collection of unpaid taxes. 

9. Appeal from assessment. 
Taxes under act in lieu of all others 

except realty tax. 
Meaning of word " company." 
Takes effect on passage. 



10. 



Companies to 
furnish annual 

.statements. 



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

Section 1. Every express company doing business in this state, 
shall annually, between the second and thirtieth days of April, 
under the oath of the president, secretary, treasurer, superintendent 
or general manager for this state of such company, make and file 
with the state board of equalization a statement, in such form as 
said board may prescribe, containing the following facts: 

1. The name of the company. 



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2. The nature of the company, whether a person, co-partnership 
or corporation and under the laws of what state or country organ- 
ized. 

3. The location of its principal office. 

4. The name and postoffice address of the president, secretary, 
auditor, treasurer and superintendent or general manager and 
the person having the general management of its business in this 
state. 

5. The number of shares of its capital stock, the par value 
and market value thereof on the first day of April preceding such 
report. 

6. A detailed statement of the real estate owned by the company 
in this state, where situate and the value thereof as assessed for 
taxation. 

7. A full and correct inventory of the personal property, includ- 
ing moneys and credits owned by the company in this state on said 
first day of April, where situate and the value thereof. 

8. The total value of the real estate owned by the company and 
situated outside of this state. 

9. The total value of the personal property owned ])y the com- 
pany and situated outside of this state. 

10. The whole length of the lines of rail and water routes, over 
wiiich the company did business on the first day of April preceding 
such report, and the length of so much of said lines of land and 
water transportation as is without and within this state. 

11. The entire gross receipts of the company, from whatever 
source derived, for the year ending the first day of April preceding 
such report and the gross receipts of the company for such period 
in New Hampshire. 

12. Such other facts and information as said state board of 
equalization may require in the form of returns prescribed. 

Blanks for said statement shall be prepared by the state board of 
equalization and furnished such companies by said board. 

Sect. 2. The state board of equalization shall annuallv proceed Annual assess- 

' p ment of prop- 

to ascertain and assess the value of the property m this state of eitymtMs 
such companies for the purposes of taxation, and in determining 
such value, said board shall be guided by the value of said property 
as determined l)y the value of the entire capital stock of said com- 
panies and such other evidence and rules as will enable said board 
to arrive at the true value in mone.,- of the entire property of said 
companies within the State of New Hampshire, in proportion which 
the same bears to the entire property of said companies, as deter- 
mined by the value of the entire capital stock thereof, and other 
evidence and rules as aforesaid. 

Sect. 3. In case any express company fails or refuses to make Procedure if 
the statement required by law, or furnish the board any information to flwate-' ^ 
requested, the board shall inform itself, as best it may, on the ™*^"*' 



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Hearing for 
assessment of 



Attendance of 
officers with 
books, etc. 



Tax, when 
payable. 



Collection of 
unpaid taxes. 



matters necessary to be known, in order to discharge its duties, 
with respect to the assessment of the property of such company, 
and such company may be doomed to pay a tax not exceeding two 
per cent, on the value of its property subject to taxation. 

Sect. 4. The board shall appoint a time and place of hearing, 
for the assessment of such tax; shall hear all parties interested, 
and shall file as a part of the records of said board, with the secre- 
tary thereof, their decision together with such data as will show 
the method and process adopted by said board in determining (a) 
the value of the entire property of said companies, and (&) the 
value of the property of said companies in this state. Thereupon, 
and prior to the last day of September in each year the secretary 
of said board shall certify to the state treasurer the decision of 
said board as thus recorded. The attorney-general shall be present 
and represent the state whenever the person to be taxed is heard 
before the board, or whenever it may become necessary to have 
any hearing wherein witnesses are summoned to appear and testify 
before said board. 

Sect. 5. The state board of equalization shall have power to 
require any officer or agent of any express company to attend before 
the board, and bring with him for the inspection of the board, any 
books or papers of such ■ company in his possession, custody or 
control, and to testify under oath touching any matter relating to 
the business, property, moneys or credits and the value thereof, of 
such company, and any violation of any process issued by said 
board or refusal to give testimony may be punished by the superior 
court as in a like proceeding for contempt in said court. 

Sect. 6. Said board shall annually assess a tax on the property 
of such companies doing business in this state, first having deducted 
from the total valuation of the property, the value, as assessed for 
taxation, of any real estate which it may own, located and taxed in 
this state, which tax shall be at a rate as nearly equal as may be 
to the average rate of taxation at that time upon other property 
throughout the state. 

Sect. 7. Upon receipt of the certificates of taxation from the 
state board of equalization, the state treasurer shall notify the 
companies against whom the taxes have been assessed, and such 
taxes shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of October in the 
same year. 

Sect. 8. If any such tax is not paid when due. interest at the 
rate of ten per cent, per annum shall be added thereto from that 
date until the time of payment ; and the state treasurer shall issue 
his extent for the sum unpaid and interest thereon against the 
company in default, which may be levied on any property of said 
company in the state, and if sufficient property cannot be found 
the attorney-general may bring a bill in equity in the name of the 



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state against said company and any agent, person or corporation 
having possession or control of any of the funds or property of said 
company, in the superior court for the collection of such tax and 
such decrees and orders may be made therein as justice may require. 

Sect. 9. Any company against whom a tax is assessed, as afore- Appeal from 
said, and who is aggrieved thereby, may appeal from such assess- ''«-^*^*^°iei^*- 
ment in the same manner and subject to the same condition now 
applied to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 10. The taxes assessed on express companies under the Taxmiieuof 
provisions of this act shall be in lieu of all other taxes assessed exception 
upon them in this state, except taxes on real estate, and shall be ^*^'''^^'- 
paid into the state treasury for the use of the state. 

Sect. 11. The word "company" as used in this act shall apply Meaning of 

.... . , . word "com- 

to all persons, co-partnerships, associations or corporations doing pany." 
an express business in this state. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect 

ou passage. 

[Approved i\rarch 26. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 82. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 19 OF CHAPTER 40 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1905 RELATIVE TO THE COLLATERAL INHERITANCE TAX. 



Sectiox 

1. Delivery of assets to foreign admin- 
istrator. 



Sectiok 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 19 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905 Delivery of 
be amended by inserting in the eleventh line thereof, after the word foreign ad- 
" transfer" the following sentence. When such securities or assets """"* 
are liable to a tax under the provisions of this chapter, such tax 
shall be paid before such delivery or transfer, and by inserting in 
the twelfth line thereof, after the word "examination" the words 
or delivery or transfer of such securities or assets before the pay- 
ment of such tax to the state treasurer, so that said section shall 
read: Sect. 19. Securities or assets belonging to the estate of 
a deceased non-resident shall not be delivered or transferred to a 
foreign executor, administrator, or legal representative of said 
decedent, unless such executor, administrator or legal representative 
has been licensed to receive such securities or assets by the probate 
court without serving notice upon the state treasurer of the time 
and place of such intended delivery or transfer seven days at least 
before the time of such delivery or transfer. The state treasurer, 



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Takes effect 
on passage. 



either personally or b}^ representative, may examine such securities 
or assets at the time of such delivery or transfer. When such securi- 
ties or assets are liable to a tax under the provisions of this 
chapter, such tax shall be paid before such delivery or transfer. 
Failure to serve such notice or to allow such examination, or deliv- 
ery or transfer of such securities or assets before the payment of 
such tax to the state treasurer shall render the person or corporation 
making the delivery or transfer liable in an action brought by the 
state treasurer to the payment of the tax due upon said securities 
or assets. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 83. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 59, SECTION 39, LAW^S OF 1895, RELATING 
TO THE ENROLLED MILITIA. 



Section 
1. Battali 



major and staff. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Battalion 
major and 
staff. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 39 by inserting after the word ''sec- 
tion 39 ' ' and before ' ' To each unattached battalion, ' ' the following : 
To each battalion there shall be a major and a battalion staff, said 
staff to be appointed by the colonel and removable at his pleasure, — 
to consist of an adjutant with the rank of first lieutenant and a 
sergeant-major, so that said section as amended shall read To each 
battalion there shall be a major and a battalion staff, — said staff 
to be appointed by the colonel and removable at his pleasure to 
consist of an adjutant with the rank of first lieutenant and a ser- 
geant-major. To each unattached battalion there shall be a major 
and a battalion staff to be appointed by him and removable at his 
pleasure to consist of an adjutant and quartermaster, who shall 
serve as paymaster, each with rank of first lieutenant and an 
assistant surgeon with the rank of captain, and a sergeant-major 
and a quartermaster-sergeant. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 84. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF CLAMS. 



Section 

1. Towns may regulate digging of 

clams ; exceptions. 

2. Canning, packing, and foreign ship- 

ment prohibited. 



?ECTIOX 

.3. Penalty for violations. 
4. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. A towTi may at an annual or special meeting by To\viismay 
major vote regnlate the digging of clams within its limits and may cu^ng*; 
make such rules and regulations restricting the sale thereof as are '^-^'^^'Ptioiis. 
reasonable, and may authorize its municipal officers to issue permits 
in accordance with said regulations; but no inhabitant of such 
town or transient person therein shall be restricted in the taking of 
clams for the consumption of himself or family. This section shall 
not apply to hotel-keepers taking clams for the use of their hotels, 
nor shall it apply to fishermen resident in the town taking clams 
for bait. 

Sect. 2. The canning, packing and barreling, either fresh or canning, pack- 
in salt, and the digging of clams for shipment out of the state is sMpment*"^*^'^ 
hereby prohibited ; but this section shall not apply to the barreling p'""^'^'*®*^- 
of clams in the shell for consumption in this state. 

Sect. 3. Whoever takes clams contrary to municipal regulations Penalty. 
authorized by section 1 of this act, or whoever violates section 2 of 
this act, shall, for each offense, be fined not more than ten dollars 
or imprisonment for not more than thirty days. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Takes effect on 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. ^peaSig 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] '^^''''" 



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AN ACT TO PROVIDE A PENSION FOR FIREMEN, POLICE OFFICERS AND 
CONSTABLES. 



Section 

1. Towns and cities may grant pen- 

sions. 

2. Persons to whom pensions may be 

granted. 

3. Provisions of act to be adopted by 

popular vote. 



Section 

4. If act adopted, pensions to be 

granted by city councils and 
selectmen. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



TovTOS and 
cities may 
grant. 



Persons who 
may be 
pensioned. 



Adoption of 
act by popular 
vote. 



If act adopted, 
pensions 
granted by city 
councils and 
selectmen. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Towns and cities may grant pensions to firemen and 
police officers and constables in the cases and in the manner herein 
provided. 

Sect. 2. Pensions may be granted under the provisions of this 
act to any fireman, police officer or constable, who, by reason of 
permanent disability directly incurred while in the performance 
of his duty as a fireman, police officer or constable is no longer 
able to perform active service as such, or to any fireman, police 
officer or constable who has attained the age of sixty-five years, 
and has served faithfully for not less than twenty-five years next 
preceding the reaching of said age, provided, however, that no pen- 
sion shall be granted at a rate exceeding the sum of three hundred 
dollars per annum, and no pension shall be granted for more than 
one year at a time. 

Sect. 3. No pension as herein specified shall be granted unless 
upon petition signed by not less than one hundred registered and 
legal voters of a city and not less than twenty-five registered and 
legal voters of a town, requesting that the acceptance of the provi- 
sions of this section be submitted to the voters of such city or town 
at the next biennial election, filed with the city or town clerk not 
less than sixty days before said biennial election. 

Sect. 4. When the provisions of this act have been accepted 
by any city or town in the manner provided in the preceding sec- 
tion, the city councils of such city or the selectmen of such town 
shall thereafter, under such regulations and restrictions and sub- 
ject to such provisions as they may by vote or ordinance prescribe, 
grant pensions as herein authorized. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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Chapter 86. 
CHAPTER 86. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 188 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
FOR THE BETTER ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAWS IMPOSING TAXES 
UPON LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS. 



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Section section 

1. Bond required of residuary legatee. 3. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Bond required when executor ex- 

empted from giving. 

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

Section 1. That section 13 of chapter 188 of the Public Stat- ^^"^^^H^li:"^^^ 
utes be amended by striking out at the beginning: of the sixth line legatee. 
thereof the words "and legacies" and inserting in place thereof 
the words legacies and all legacy and succession taxes so that said 
section shall read : Sect. 13. If the executor to whom administra- 
tion is granted is residuary legatee, and there is no widow, or if, 
there being a widow, she informs the judge in writing that she 
accepts the provisions of the will, a bond, with sufficient sureties, 
may be taken from him, with condition only to pay the funeral 
charges, debts, legacies, and all legacy and succession taxes, and 
to render upon oath an account of his proceedings, when required. 

Sect. 2. That section 14 of said chapter be amended bv striking Bond required 

'■ . ILL when executor 

out at the beginning of the third line of said section the words or exempted, 
from giving sureties on his bond" and by inserting in place thereof 
the words and legacy and succession taxes so that said section shall 
read: Sect. 14. An executor or a trustee under a will shall be 
exempt from giving a bond, except a bond for the payment of debts, 
and legacy and succession taxes, whenever the testator shall by 
his will so direct; but the judge may at any time, upon petition 
of an heir, devisee, or creditor, require a further bond, with suffi- 
cient sureties, if he is of opinion that it is made requisite by a 
change in the situation or circumstances of the executor or trustee, 
or by other sufficient cause. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved I\Iarch 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF FIRE-CRACKERS AND OTHER 
EXPLOSIVES. 



■ECTION 

1. Sale of certain fire-crackers, etc., 
prohibited ; penalty. 



Section 

2. Takes effect May 15, 1907. 



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

irecr'ackers*''^ SECTION 1. If any persoii shall have in his possession any fire- 
plnkfty".^^^*^*^' crackers of a greater length than six inches and of a greater diam- 
eter than one inch, or explosives known as cane or potash dextrine 
tablets, with intent to sell the same, or shall sell, or offer to sell 
or to give aAvay the same, he shall ])e fined not more than fifty 
dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on May 15, 1907. 
[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 88. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DEPUTY REGISTER 
OF PROBATE FOR THE COUNTIES OF HILLSBOROUGH, MERRIMACK AND 
ROCKINGHAM. 



Section 

1. Deputies, how appointed. 

2. Deputy to perform duties of register, 

when. 
Deputy to act under direction of 
register. 



3. 



Section 

4. Salaries of deputies; office hours of 

registers. 

5. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



Deputies, how 
appointed. 



Dejjuty to per 
form register'! 
duties, when. 



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

Section 1. The register of probate for the counties of Hills- 
borough, Merrimack and Rockingham shall appoint a deputy, who, 
before entering upon the duties of the office, shall take the usual 
oaths and give bond in the sum of five thousand dollars for the 
faithful discharge of their duties. The deputies shall hold office 
at the pleasure of the register. 

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



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Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the deputy register under the ,^Xr toLctL 
direction of the register to perform such duties as may be assigned of register. 
to him by the register. 

Sect. 4. The salary of the deputy register of probate for the f^J,Xl°* 
county of Hillsborough shall be eight hundred dollars ($800) per ;;f««g^°^^ 
annum, and for the counties of Merrimack and Rockingham, five 
hundred dollars ($500) per annum; and shall be provided for in 
the same manner as the salary of the register. The office of the 
register in the counties of Hillsborough, Merrimack and Rocking- 
ham shall be open each day in the week continuously, except Satur- 
days and holidays, from nine in the forenoon until four in the 
afternoon, and Saturdays from nine in the forenoon until one in 
the afternoon. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Takes efCect on 

. . 11 IT passage ; repeal- 

and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. mg clause. 
[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7, CHAPTER 169, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO INSURANCE AGENTS. 

Section i Section 

1. Agents of all foreign companies to be 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

licensed residents. ' passage. 

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

Section 1. That the words "excepting steam boiler insurance ^g®"*! • 

' '^ ot aU foreign 

companies, as they appear in section 7. chapter 169, of the Public companies to 
Statutes, be stricken out so that said section, as amended, shall read residents. 
as follows : Sect. 7. The agents of such insurance companies, shall 
be residents of the state. No officer or agent thereof shall act or 
aid in any manner in the negotiation of any insurance with such 
company until he shall have procured from the insurance commis- 
sioner a license so to do. The license shall state in substance that 
the company is authorized to transact business in this state, and 
that the person named therein is the constituted agent of the com- 
pany for that purpose. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing 

Ti'innw ■ clause; act 

herebv repealed, and this act shall take eiiect upon its passage. takes effect on 

passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 286 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE GOVERNOR. 



Section 

1. Annual salary to be $3,000. 



•Section 

2. Takes effect in .January, 



Auniial salary 
of $3.(X)0. 



Takes effect in 
January, 1909. 



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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 286 of the Public Statutes 
he amended by striking out the word ''two" in said section and 
inserting the word three, in lieu thereof, so that said section will 
read: Section 1. The annual salary of the governor shall be 
three thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on the first Wednesday in 
January 1909. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 91. 



AN ACT TO TAX SLEEPING, DINING, AND PARLOR CARS. 



Section 

1. Sleeping, dining, and parlor cars, 

how taxed. 

2. Valuation and assessment. 



Section 

3. Certain provisions as to taxation 

of railroads, etc.. made applicable. 

4. Tal;os effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Every person or corporation owning or operating 
sleeping, dining, or parlor cars that make trips over any railroad 
in this state, and not otherwise taxed under the laws of this state, 
shall pay to the state for its use an annual tax upon the value on 
the first day of April of each year of the sleeping, dining, or parlor 
cars owned or operated by such person or corporation and subject 
to taxation under the provisions of this act at a rate as nearlj^ 
equal as may be to the average rate of taxation at that time upon 
other property throughout the state. The value of such sleeping, 
dining, and parlor cars upon the first day of April shall be deter- 
mined by ascertaining the average value of the same in this state 
during the preceding year. Every such person or corporation shall 
annually in the month of June make a return to the state showing 
the average number and value of each class of its cars used within 
this state during the year ending March 31st next preceding the 
making of the return, the total miles of railroad track within and 



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without this state over which the same were used, and the total 
number of miles of railroad track over which the same were used 
within this state. The cars subject to taxation under the provisions 
of this act shall be the same proportion of the average number of 
cars making trips within this state as the number of miles of rail- 
road track over which the same w^ere used in this state bears to 
the number of miles of railroad track over which they were used 
within and without this state, on regular trips. 

Sect. 2. The state board of equalization shall determine the valuation and 
value of the property to be taxed under the provisions of this act 
and the rate of taxation and shall assess such taxes. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of sections 5 to 11 both inclusive of ^""T . 
chapter 64 Public Statutes are hereby made applicable to this act. applicable. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^n^pLS^^ 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A TAX COMMISSION AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Appointment and duties. 

2. May compel attendance of witnesses 

and production of papers. 

3. Interested persons may appear and 

be heard. 



Section 

4. Report, how distributed. 

5. Compensation and e.xpenses of com- 

mission. 

6. Vacancies in commission, how filled. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the governor by and with the advice and con- 
sent of the council shall in the month of December 1907 appoint a 
tax commission of three competent persons, with a view to ascer- 
taining whether the burdens of taxation can be equalized and addi- 
tional sources of revenue discovered, who shall hold their office for 
one year from January 1, 1908, and no longer, and whose duty it 
shall be to thoroughly investigate and examine all the tax laws 
of the state and the systems of taxation prevailing elsewhere, and 
their operation, and to make an exhaustive examination of the 
present assessment of taxable property in the state in order to 
determine in w^hat particulars, if any, the tax laws of the state 
may be made more uniform and equitable in their operation; to 
ascertain new sources of revenue available to the state, and to 
make a full report to the legislature at its next biennial session 
upon all matters within their jurisdiction, or which they regard 
as of value upon the subject of taxation, wdth such recommendations 
as they think proper. 



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May compel 
attendance of 
witnesses and 
production of 
papers. 



Persons 
interested may 
be heard. 



Compensation 
and expenses. 



Vacancies, lioT 
filled. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. Said commission or a majority thereof shall have power 
to require any person or any officer or agent of any corporation 
to attend before the commission and to produce any books or papers 
in his possession, custody or control, and to testify under oath 
touching any matter within the jurisdiction of the commission, and 
any violation of any process issued by said commission or a majority 
thereof, or refusal to give testimony may be punished by the su- 
perior court as in a like proceeding for contempt in said court. 
Witnesses so attending shall receive the fees by law provided for 
witnesses testifying before the superior court. 

Sect. 3. All persons interested shall be entitled to appear before 
said commission and present testimony or arguments. 

Sect. 4. Two thousand copies of the report of said commission 
shall be printed under the supervision of the public printing com- 
mission, and filed with the secretary of state, who shall send a copy 
thereof to the governor-elect, each state senator and representative- 
elect, and to each member of said commission, on or before the 
fifteenth day of December, 1908, and, after furnishing a suitable 
number for the use of the state library, shall distribute the copies 
remaining to such residents of the state as may apply therefor. 

Sect. 5. The members of said commission shall be allowed a 
reasonable compensation for their services, and under the direction 
of the governor and council shall have authority to employ reason- 
able clerical and expert assistance and incur other necessary inci- 
dental expenses. Their bills for services and expenses shall l)e from 
time to time examined by the governor and council, and if approved 
shall be paid on warrant of the governor out of any moneys in 
the state treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 6. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled in the same 
manner as original appointments, but for the unexpired term only. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 212 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES AND AMENDMENTS THERETO RELATING TO THE 
SERVICE OP PROCESS BY MEDICAL REFEREES. 

Section i Section 

1. Service of process by deputy medical 2. Takes effect on passage, 

referee. I 

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

Section 1. In all eases where by law service of process is ®^^^g^^* 
required, to be made by medical referees, such process may be served deputy medical 
by a deputy medical referee authorized and appointed for that pur- 
pose by some medical referee for the county in which such process 
is to be served in the same manner as special appointments of 
deputy sheriffs are now made, and the person so authorized and 
appointed shall make service and return of such process as deputy 
medical referee and shall be entitled to the same fees for service as 
is by law prescribed for sheriffs. 

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

^ on passage. 

[Approved March 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 94. 



AN ACT TO MAKE FIFTY-EIGHT HOURS A WEEK THE LEGAL LIMIT FOR 
W^OMEN AND MINORS UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS TO LABOR IN MANU- 
FACTURING AND MECHANICAL ESTABLISHMENTS. 

Section | Section 

1. Week's labor limited to fifty-eight 2. Takes eft'ect June 1, 1907. 

hours. 

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

Section 1. That section 14 of chapter 180 of the Public Stat- weeks labor 

-1-11 T .. ^^ n \ limited to fatty - 

utes, as amended by chapter 102 of the session Laws of 1905, be eight hours. 
repealed and the following enacted instead thereof as section 14: 
Sect. 14. No woman and no minor under eighteen years of age 
shall be employed in a manufacturing or mechanical establishment 
for more than nine hours and forty minutes in one day except in 
the following cases : I To make a shorter day 's work for one day 



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June 1, 1907. 



in the week. II. To make up time lost on some day in the same 
week in consequence of the stopping of machinery upon which such 
person was dependent for employment. Ill When it is necessary 
to make repairs to prevent interruption of the ordinary running of 
the machinery. In no case shall the hours of labor exceed fifty-eight 
in one week. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect June first 1907. 

[Approved March 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 95. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 56 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
AND IN ADDITION TO SECTION 4 OF SAID CHAPTER, RELATING TO THE 
EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION OF VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR AND 
THEIR WIVES AND WIDOWS. 



Section 

1. Exemption from taxation granted. 



Section 

2. Takes eiTect on passage. 



Exemption 
granted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 4 of chapter 56 of the Public Statutes 
by adding at the end of said section, the following : And every 
soldier or sailor residing in New Hampshire Avho served for sixty 
days or more in the army of the United States during the War of 
the Rebellion and received an honorable discharge from that service, 
and the wife or widow of any such soldier or sailor, in consideration 
and recognition of such service, shall be exempt each year from 
taxation upon his taxable property to the value of one thousand 
dollars ; provided, such soldier or sailor and his wife, if any, shall 
not own property of the value of three thousand dollars or more. 

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

[Approved March 28, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 96. 97 

CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8 OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1 OP CHAPTER 3 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1895 RELATING TO THE STATE LIBRARY. 

Section Section 

1. Sale of surplus publications bj- state 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

library; disposition of proceeds. | passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge)ieral Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 8 of the Public Statutes as ^.^l^ii"^^^^^'^^;'^ 
amended bv section 1 of chapter 3 of the Laws of 1895 is hereby disposition of 

'^ proceeds. 

amended by inserting after the word "exchange" in the first line 
of said section the words or otherwise for the benefit of the library 
and adding at the end of said section the following sentence : All 
moneys received from such sales shall be paid into the state treas- 
ury, and an amount equal to the total amount received from such 
sales during the year is hereby annually appropriated for the 
library, in addition to appropriations now authorized by law, to 
be expended, under the direction of the trustees, in procuring 
books, maps, charts and other documents for the library, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 8. They 
may dispose, by sale or exchange, or otherwise for the benefit of 
the library, of all or any part of the surplus state publications 
which have been from time to time deposited in the state library 
in accordance w4th the laws of the state, and of such other books, 
pamphlets, charts, documents or duplicates thereof, as they deem 
unnecessary for the uses of the library. All moneys received from 
such sales shall be paid into the state treasury, and an amount 
equal to the total amount received from such sales during the year 
is hereby annually appropriated for the library, in addition to 
appropriations now authorized by law, to be expended, under the 
direction of the trustees, in procuring books, maps, charts, and 
other documents for the library. 

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

[Approved jMarch 28, 1907.] ^''''''^^' 



98 



Chapter 9' 



[1901 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 60 OP THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1905, RELATING TO MEDICAL REFEREES, AND TO AMEND SECTION 
2 OF CHAPTER 134 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1903, RELATING TO 
MEDICAL REFEREES. 



Section 

1. Prior provision repealed. 

2. Number of medical referees for each 

county. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
passage. 



Prior prov; 
repealed. 



Number of 
medical 
referees for 
each county. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect < 



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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 60 of the session Laws 
of 1905 is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. That section 2 of chapter 131 of the session Laws of 
1903 is hereby amended by striking out all of said section after 
the word "each" in the fourth line of said section and substituting 
in place thereof the following: For Rockingham two, for Coos, 
Grafton, and Hillsborough three each, and each referee upon the 
passage of this act shall deputize a competent physician to act in 
any and all cases whenever from ill health or other cause such 
referee cannot attend and such deputy referee shall be sworn to 
the faithful performance of his duties in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this chapter ; so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 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 two, for Coos, Grafton and 
Hillsborough three each, and each referee upon the passage of 
this act shall deputize a competent physician to act in any and all 
cases whenever from ill health or other cause such referee cannot 
attend and such deputy referee shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance of his duties in accordance with the provisions of this 
chapter. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 98, 99. 99 

CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT TO SECURE UNIFORMITY IN OFFICIAL REPORTS. 

Section i Section 

1. Official reports, when to close. 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. Every report now required by law to be issued ^^^^^iJ^^^^^' 
annually by any state official or state board, shall close on August 
31, 1907; and thereafter such reports shall cover annual periods 
from September 1. to August 31, incliLsive. Every report now 
required by law to be issued biennially by any state oiBcial or state 
board, shall close on August 31, 1908 ; and thereafter such reports 
shall cover biennial periods from September 1, to August 31, 
inclusive. All state reports shall contain a comprehensive and 
detailed financial statement. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1907.] '"''"'^^' 



CHAPTER 99. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE REPORT OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE. 

Section i Section 

1. Annual report, when to be prepared. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 18 of chapter 150 of the Public Statutes ^"""'"^^ ^'''P'''^ 
be amended by inserting after the word "him" in the third line 
of said section the words, and a complete summary of all other 
business of his office, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 18. The secretary of state shall annualh', in the 
month of December, prepare a full and true abstract of the annual 
returns of all corporations required by law to be made to him 
and a complete summary of all other business of his office, and 
shall cause the same to be printed, and to be laid before the 
general court at the biennial sessions thereof. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on p!-fs3age'. 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



100 



Chapters 100, 101. 



1907 



CHAPTER 100. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE CHARGES OP EXPRESS COMPANIES. 



Section 

1. Railroad commissioners 
charges. 



I Section 
regulate 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

I passage. 



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

Ranroadeom- SECTION 1. The railroad commissioners upon the petition of 

missioners may . Tin » n ■,-, ■, ■ -, • , • a ■ 

regulate any party interested shall, after full hearing and investigation, 

c arges. ^^ ^^^ reasonable charges to be made by any express companies 

within the state for the transportation of goods and merchandise, 
and shall change the same from time to time as the public good 
may require; subject only to an appeal to the superior court, 
such rates shall be binding upon express companies from the time 
that they shall be notified by the commissioners. The word "com- 
pany ' ' as used in this act shall apply to all persons, copartnerships, 
associations or corporations doing an express business in this 
state. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

takes effect on are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 101. 



AN ACT IN RELATION "TO THE RUSSIAN-JAPANESE GIFT. 



Section 

1. Board of trustees established. 

2. Vacancy, how filled; fund exempt 

from taxation. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Whereas the representatives of the Russian and Japanese gov- 
ernments at the conclusion of the treaty of Portsmouth, each 
respectively presented to His Excellency John McLane, then gov- 
ernor of New Hampshire, the sum of ten thousand dollars, being 
twenty thousand dollars in all, to be used for deserving charitable 
purposes within the State of New Hampshire: 

And whereas for the purpose of carrying into effect the object 
of said gift, it is necessary to have a board of trustees : Now there- 
fore: 



Board of trus- 
tees. 



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

Section 1. That John McLane together with the state treasurer 
and the secretary of state, both for the time being, be and hereby 



1907] Chapter 102. 101 

are made trustees to care for the said sum of twenty thousand 
dollars, and, from time to time, to distribute the net income thereof 
for such charitable purposes within the State of New Hampshire 
as they may designate. 

Sect. 2. Upon the decease or resignation of the said John yacancy, how 

. T 1 n 1 1 • failed; fund 

McLane the remaining members oi said board shall choose his exempt from 
successor, and said fund shall be exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^n^paJSe^ 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 102. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 4 AND 5, CHAPTER 65 OP THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES. RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF SAVINGS BANKS. 



Sectiox 


Section' 


1. Treasurers of savings banks, etc., to 


2. Tax of .such corporations, 


make annual returns, when and 


when payable. 


of what. 





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

Section 1. Amend section 4 by striking out the word "general" ^^;^^Ybriiks, 
and substituting therefor the word savings and by inserting after ^^""ji'^^^ ™^^g 
the words "per annum" the words, and the amount invested in when and of 
the bonds and notes of this state or any of the counties, munici- 
palities, school districts and village precincts of this state, provided 
such bonds and notes bear interest at a rate not exceeding three 
and a half per cent, per annum, so that said section when amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 4. The treasurer of every savings 
bank, trust company, loan and trust company, loan and banking 
company, building and loan association, and other similar corpora- 
tion organized under the laws of this state, shall, on or before the 
first day of INIay in each year, transmit to the state treasurer, 
upon blanks to be furnished by him, a statement, under oath, of 
the following facts as they existed on the first day of April in 
such year : The amount of all savings and special deposits on 
which the corporation pays interest and of its capital stock belong- 
ing to residents of each town in the state, including all dividends 
that have been declared thereon and not paid; the value of the 
interest of such residents in all the real estate of the corporation 
wherever situated, and all the loans of the corporation, secured by 
mortgage upon real estate situated in this state, made at a rate 
not exceeding five per cent, per annum, and the amount invested 
in the bonds and notes of this state or any of the counties, munici- 
palities, school districts and village precincts of this state, provided 



102 Chapter 102. [1907 

such bonds and notes bear interest at a rate not exceeding three 
and a half per cent, per annum, if it were divided proportionately 
among all depositors of the corporation; the difference between 
the two sums for each town; and the same facts in relation to 
depositors and stockholders who do not reside in the state, or 
whose residence is unknow^n. 
Tax of such Sect. 2. Amend section 5 by striking out the word "general" 

corporations, « ' 

what and when and Substituting therefor the word savings and by inserting after 

payable *- «/ c 

the words "per annum" the words, and the amount invested in 
the bonds and notes of this state or any of the counties, munici- 
palities, school districts and village precincts of this state, provided 
such bonds and notes bear interest at a rate not exceeding three and 
a half per cent, per annum, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: Sect. 5. Every such corporation, except build- 
ing and loan associations organized under the provisions of the 
Public Statutes, shall pay to the state treasurer, annually, on the 
first day of October a tax of three fourths of one per cent, upon 
the amount of the savings deposits on which it pays interest, after 
deducting the value of all its real estate wherever situated and 
the value of all its loans secured by mortgage upon real estate 
situated in this state made at a rate not exceeding five per cent, 
per annum, and the amount invested in the bonds and notes of 
this state or any of the counties, municipalities, school districts and 
village precincts of this state, provided such bonds and notes bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding three and a half per cent, per 
annum ; and every guaranty savings bank, trust company, loan and 
trust company, loan and banking company, and all other similar 
corporations except building and loan associations, shall, in addi- 
tion, pay a tax of one per cent, annually upon its special deposits 
or capital stock, after deducting the value of all real estate owned 
by the corporation and not already deducted from the amount 
of its savings deposits as hereinbefore provided. 
[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 103. " 103 

CHAPTER 103. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 60 OF THE LAWS OP 1891 
RELATIVE TO IN.JURIES TO SHEEP AND OTHER DOMESTIC CREATURES 
BY DOGS. 

Sectiox j Section 

1. Remedy against town, ho-.v pursued. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacted h;j the Senate and House of Bepresentaiives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 16, chapter 60 of the Laws of 1891, is t^f^^'i^owpi^'* 
hereby amended by striking out the whole of said section and ^^e*^- 
substituting the following in place thereof : Sect. 16. Anv person 
whose sheep, lambs, fowls or other domestic creatures are killed, 
driven away, wounded or worried by dogs, may recover the amount 
of all damage thereby sustained by him, including the value of 
any creature so killed or lost, any depreciation in value of a 
creature so wounded or worried, and any other loss or expense to 
which he may be subjected by such killing, driving, wounding 
or worrying, of the town or city wherein such damage was done, 
in the manner herein provided. He may present a statement of 
such damage to one of the selectmen of said town, or to the clerk, 
mayor, or one of the aldermen of said city, and the selectmen or 
board of mayor and aldermen shall thereupon make such investiga- 
tion as they deem necessary to determine whether the damage was 
occasioned by dogs and the amount thereof if so occasioned. If 
they are of opinion that the damage was occasioned by dogs, they 
shall award the claimant the amount of his damages as found by 
them, and forthwith notify him of their award, and at the expira- 
tion of sixty days from such notice, if no action has been brought 
as hereinafter provided, they shall cause an order to be drawn in 
his favor upon the town or city treasurer for the amount so 
awarded. If they are of opinion that the damage was not oc- 
casioned by dogs, they shall forthwith notify the claimant of the 
disallowance of the claim. If they neglect to take final action 
regarding the claim and to notify the claimant thereof within sixty 
days from its presentation, the claimant may thereafter, and if 
he is aggrieved b}^ their action he may within sixty days after 
notice of such action, bring an action on the case against said town 
or city for the damages claimed by him; provided that, if such 
action is brought after an award in his favor by said selectmen 
or board, he shall not be entitled to costs unless he recovers an 
amount in excess of their award. All orders drawn and judgments 
rendered in favor of claimants under this section shall be paid 
by the town or city treasurer out of the receipts from dog licenses 



104 



Chapter 104. 



190^; 



if the same are sufficient, but in case of a deficiency thereof, the 
balance shall be paid out of the general funds of the town or city. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907. J 



CHAPTER 104. 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE STATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM. 



Section 








1. Co 


nstruct 


on and maintenance 


of 




certain 


highways. 





•:cTrox 

2. Certain roads designated as state 

liighways. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



highways. 



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

Construction SECTION 1. The highways mentioned in section 2 of this act 

nance of certain shall bc statc highways and shall be constructed and maintained 
by the state, provided that parties over whose unappropriated lands 
the same may pass, or who have any kind of proprietorship in 
said roads or highways, or any part of them, shall on satisfactory 
terms to the governor and council assign the right of way for said 
highways to the state, or such rights of way shall be duly appro- 
priated by the state under due procedure of the exercise under 
the right of eminent domain as provided in section 11, chapter 
35, Laws of 1905 and the method of procedure the provision 
for expenses incurred and all matters pertaining to said highways 
shall be the same as is provided for the state highways mentioned 
in said chapter. 

Sect. 2. The highways referred to in the above section are as 
follows, that part of the Sandwich Notch road in Sandwich com- 
mencing at the foot of ' ' Notch hill ' ' so called and running westerly 
by said road to a point one mile and a half from said point of begin- 
ning; and the Miller Park road so called in the towns of Temple 
and Peterborough beginning at a point on the main road near 
the base of Pack Monadnock mountain on the south side thereof 
and extending to and over the state reservation known as Miller 
Park. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



Certain roads 
designated as 
state highways. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



1907] Chapter 105. 105 

CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT RELATING TO DELEGATES TO POLITICAL CONVENTIONS. 



Section' 

1. Alternates, when and how chosen: 

secretary of state to prepare roll 
of delegates and alternates. 

2. Penalty for violation. 

3. Unauthorized voting in convention, 

penalty. 



Not applicable to conventions for 
choice of national delegates. 

Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. At all caucuses held for the choice of delegates to ^of^'^'of^s'ecre- 
the nominatinff conventions of political parties an alternate shall tary of state to 

= ^ ^ prepare roll. 

be selected for each delegate therein chosen in the same manner as 
such delegate shall be chosen. No person shall be selected as alter- 
nate for more than one delegate to any convention and all alter- 
nates shall be residents of the same towns or wards as the delegates 
whom they represent. The names of delegates, together with the 
names of their alternates, shall be certified by the presiding officer 
and clerk of the caucus to the secretary of state, not later than forty- 
eight hours after the caucus adjourns : and all such caucuses, shall 
be held on the second Tuesday of September preceding the biennial 
general election. The secretary of state shall prepare rolls of all 
delegates and alternates elected to all nominating conventions, 
which rolls he shall certify and deliver to the chairman of the 
state committees of the respective political parties at lea.st five days 
prior to the assembling of such conventions. None but delegates or 
their alternates shall take part in any nominating convention; 
and upon the request of at least ten per cent, of all the delegates 
entitled to sit in any convention the roll prepared for such conven- 
tion shall be used in voting for any candidate to be chosen therein. 
Every convention shall V)e the final judge of the election and quali- 
fication of its own members ; and the roll herein provided for may 
be amended by any convention to conform to its decisions of 
contested elections of any of its members. 

Sect. 2. For every failure to comply with the duties imposed Penalty. 
by the preceding section, officers of caucuses shall be fined not 
less than ten nor more than twenty-five dollars. 

Sect. 3. If any person except those whose names shall be upon unauthorized 
the roll of delegates provided for in section 1 shall vote, ballot lify!"^' ^^'^" 
or otherwise take part in any convention, he shall be fined not 
exceeding one th;nisand dollars, or imprisoned not exceeding one 
vear. or both. 



106 



Chapter 106. 



1907 



Exception. Sect. 4. The provisions of this act shall not apply to conven- 

tions held for the choice of delegates to the national political 
conventions. 
Repealing Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

takef effe*(:t on are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect npon its passage. 
[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 106. 



AN ACT AMENDING SECTIONS 8 AND 11 OF CHAPTER 108 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO PUBLIC SEWERS. 



Sectiox 

1. Buildings in compact parts of towns 

to have suitable drains, etc. ; 
" public sewer " defined. 

2. Abatement of privy nuisances, etc., 

by health officers. 



SECTION' 

3. Unreasonable lieerse fee not per- 

mitted. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Certain b^nid- SECTION 1. That scction 8 of chapter 108 of the Public Statutes 
smtabie drains, is hereby amended by adding the words: The phrase "public 
sewer- -^'detined.. sewer" shall bc uudcrstood to mean any sewer constructed and 
maintained by taxation or any sewer which is open for general 
use upon the payment of a rental, license, or other fee, so that 
the section as amended shall read : Sect. 8. No person shall 
occupy, lease to any other person, or permit any other person to 
occupy a building or any part of a building within the compact 
part of a city or town as a dwelling-house, office, store, shop, or 
sleeping apartment, unless such building shall be provided with 
suitable privies and vaults properly ventilated and constructed, and 
kept in proper sanitary condition, and in case of occupancy as a 
dwelling-house, unless it shall be provided wih suitable drains or 
sewers for conveying the sink-water awaj'- from the premises into 
some public sewer, if there be one within one hundred feet thereof, 
and if not for conveying it away underground or in some other 
way that will not be offensive. The phrase "public sew^er" shall 
be understood to mean any sewer constructed and maintained by 
taxation, or any sewer which is open for general use upon the 
paj^ment of a rental, license or other fee. 

Sect. 2. Section 11 is hereby amended by adding the words : 
The phrase "public sewer" shall be understood to have the same 
meaning as defined in section 8 of this chapter so that the section 
as amended shall read: Sect. 11. The health officers may, in 



Abatement of 
privy nui- 
sances, etc. 



1907] Chapter 107. 107 

writing, order the diseontiniianee of any such nuisance; and may- 
order that a privy located within one hundred feet of a public 
seAver shall be connected therewith. If any person shall continue 
the nuisance after such order from the health officers, or shall 
neglect to comply with an order made under the provisions of 
this section, he shall be fined not exceeding ten dollars for each 
day of such continuance or neglect. The phrase "public sewer" 
shall be understood to have the same meaning as in section 8. 

Sect. 3. Nothing in this act shall be construed as permitting a unreasonable 

^ 1 • 1 • • p license fee not 

rental, license, or other fee that is unreasonable m the opinion oi permitted, 
the local board of health. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 107. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INDIGENT INSANE. 



Section 

1. Transfer of indigent insane to state 

hospital. 

2. Entire expense of maintenance borne 

by state, when. 



Section 

3. Partial expense borne by state, 

when. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes ofi'ect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. The state board of commissioners of lunacy is hereby ^'"e^ffj^'^aiie'to 
empowered to transfer any indigent insane person to the New state hospital. 
Hampshire State Hospital, there to be supported by the state, 
provided satisfactory affidavits are executed by the selectmen, or 
county commissioners, or both, as the said board may require, to 
the effect that neither the patient, nor any relative chargeable 
therewith, is able to bear the expense incident to his maintenance 
at the said hospital. 

Sect. 2. Indigent insane persons at the New Hampshire State Expense of 
Hospital, for remedial treatment or otherwise, may be maintained bome by state, 
by the state at the said hospital vipon orders issued to that effect 
by the state board of commissioners of lunacy, having first in each 
case obtained satisfactory evidence as provided for in section 1 of 
this act. 

Sect. 3. In a case where the patient, or relatives chargeable Partial expense 

^ borne by state. 

with his support are able to pay only a part of the expense of when. 
maintaining the said patient at the New Hampshire State Hospital, 
the state board of commissioners of lunacy, upon satisfactory 
evidence of the facts, may direct that such part of the expense 
of maintenance at the said hospital as cannot be met by the 
patient cr relatives chargeable therewith, be paid by the .state. 



108 



Chapter 108. 



1907 



Repealing Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

takereffect on are hcrebv repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, 
passage. [Approvcd April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

AN ACT REGULATING LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES AND PROHIBITING 
THE DIVERSION OF FUNDS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Use of funds for political purposes 
prohibited; penalty. 



SIlCTION 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Use of funds 
for political 
puiyoses pro 
Mbited; pen- 
alty. 



Repealing 

clause. 



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

Section 1. No insurance company or association including fra- 
ternal beneficiary associations, doing business in this state shall, 
directly or indirectly, pay or use or offer, consent or agree to pay 
or use any money or property for or in aid of any political party, 
committee or organizatioiv or for or in aid of any corporation, 
joint stock or other association organized or maintained for political 
purposes or for or in aid of any candidate for political office, or 
for nomination for such office, or for any political purpose whatso- 
ever, or for the reimbursement or indemnification of any person 
for money or property so used. Any officer, director, stockholder, 
attorney or agent of any corporation or association which violates 
any of the provisions of this act, who participates in, aids, abets, 
or advises or consents to any such violation, and anv person who 
solicits or knowingly receives any money or property in violation 
of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by 
imprisonment for not more than one year and a fine of not more 
than one thousand dollars, and any oiffcer aiding or abetting in 
any contribution made in violation of this act, shall be liable to 
the company or association for the amount so contributed. No 
person shall be excused from attending and testifying, or producing 
any books, papers or other documents before any court or magis- 
trate, upon any investigation, proceeding or trial, for a violation 
of any of the provisions of this act, upon the ground or for the 
reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, 
required of him may tend to incriminate or degrade him; but no 
person shall be prosecuted or subjected to any penalty or for- 
feiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thing 
concerning which he may so testify or produce evidence, docu- 
mentary or otherwise, and no testimony so given or produced shall 
be used against him upon any criminal investigation or proceeding. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 



1907] Chapters 109, 110. 109 

Sect. 3. This act shall talce effect and be in force from and J^^^^l/g^^* 
after its passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 109. 



AN ACT DEFINING THE STATUS OF PERSONS SOLICITING LIFE INSUR- 
ANCE. 

SiccTiON I Section 

.' 1. Solicitor deemed agent of insurer. 3. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Repealing clause. | 

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

Section 1. Any person who shall solicit an application for ^^'^^2\geiit 
insurance upon the life of another shall, in any controversy between of insurer. 
the assured, or his beneficiary, and the company issuing any policy 
upon such application, be regarded as the agent of the company 
and not the agent of the assured. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- RepeaUng 

clause. 

sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes effect 

on passage. 

after its passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 110. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROVISIONS OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES. 



Section 

1. Future life policies to contain entire 



Skction 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Every policv of insurance issued or delivered within Liie policies to 

' contain entu-e 

this state on or after the iirst day of January, nineteen hundred contract. 
and eight, by any life insurance corporation doing business within 
the state shall contain the entire contract between the parties. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- ^gugf'"" 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and on''p|s|f|e! 
after its passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



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Chapter 111. 



1907 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT DISCRIMINATION BY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES 
AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF. 



Section 

1. Dissriminations, rebates, and secret 

agreements prohibited. 

2. Penaltj' for violation. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Diserimiua- 
tious. 

rebates, and 
secret agree- 
ments pro- 
hibited. 



Repealing 

clause. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. No life insurance company doing business in this 
state shall make or permit any distinction or discrimination in 
favor of individuals between insurants (the insured) of the same 
class and equal expectation of life in the amount or payment of 
premiums or rates charged for policies of life or endowment insur- 
ance, or in the dividends or other benefits payable thereon, or in 
any other of the terms and conditions of the contracts it makes : 
nor shall any such company or agent thereof make any contract 
of insurance or agreement as to such contract other than as plainly 
expressed in the policy issued thereon ; nor shall any such company 
or any officer, agent, solicitor or representative thereof, pay, al- 
low, or give, or offer to pay. allow or give, directly or indi- 
rectly as inducement to insurance, any rebate of premium 
payable on the policy, or any special favor or advantage 
in the dividends or other benefits to accrue thereon, or any 
paid employment or contract for services of any kind or any 
valuable consideration or inducement whatever not specified in 
the policy contract of insurance ; or give, sell, or purchase, or offer 
to give, sell or purchase as inducement to insurance or in connection 
therewith any stocks, bonds, or other securities of any insurance 
company or other corporation, association or partnership, or any 
dividends or profits to accrue thereon or anything of value whatso- 
ever not specified in the policy. 

Sect. 2. Any company or person who shall violate any of the 
provisions of the preceding section, shall be fined not more than 
five hundred dollars; and in such case the insurance commissioner 
shall revoke the license of the party oft'ending*and shall not renew 
it for the term of three years. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 112. Ill 

CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNAUTHORIZED BANKING. 

Section- Section- 

1. Meaning of words " savings bank." 3. Bank commissioners may examine to 

2. Use of designation "savings bank" ascertain violations; forfeiture for 

and transaction of savings-bank violations. 

business limited. 4. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The words savings bank as used in this act shall Meaning of 
include only institutions for savings incorporated as such in this bank^""'' 
state. 

Sect. 2. No person, copartnership, incorporation, or associa- Useofnam-^ 
tion, except savings banks incorporated in this state, and trust of busfuesfs'""' 
companies, loan and trust companies, loan and banking companies ^^^ ^ 
thereto empowered by their charters granted by this state, shall 
hereafter make use of any sign at the place where its business is 
transacted having thereon any name, or other word or words indi- 
cating that such place or office is the place or office of a savings 
bank. Nor shall such corporation, person, copartnership, or asso- 
ciation, make use of or circulate any written or printed or partly 
written and partly printed paper whatever, having thereon any 
name, or other word or words, indicating that such business is 
the business of a savings bank; nor shall any such person, copart- 
nership, association, or incorporation, receive deposits and transact 
business in the way or manner of a savings bank, or in such a way 
or manner as to lead the public to believe, or, in the opinion of 
the bank commissioners, might lead the public to believe, that its 
business is that of a savings bank. 

Sect. 3. The bank commissioners shall have the authority to cankeommis- 
examine the accounts, bocks and papers of any corporation, person, examine foV 
copartnership, or association which makes a business of receiving f eitiue"^" ' 
money on deposit, in order to ascertain whether such person, co- 
partnership, corporation, or association has violated any provision 
of this act : and any person, copartnership, incorporation, or asso- 
ciation violating any provision of this act shall forfeit to this state 
one hundred dollars a day for every day or part thereof during 
which such violation continues. Any violation of the provision of 
this act shall forthwith be reported by the bank commissioners to 
the attorney-general. The said forfeiture may be recovered by 
an information or other appropriate proceeding brought in the 
superior court in the name of the attorney-general. Upon such 
information or other proceeding the court may issue an injunction 
restraining such person, copartnership, incorporation, or associa- 



112 



Chapters 113, 114. 



1907 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



tion from further prosecution of its business within this state dur- 
ing the pendency of such proceeding or for all time, and may 
make such other order or decree as equity and justice may require. 

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

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 113. 



AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE EQUIPMENT OF ELECTRIC CARS WITH POWER 
BRAKES. 



Section 

1. Certain cars to have power brakes. 



SEf'TION 

2. Penalty for violations. 



Certain cai-s to 
have power 
brakes. 



Penalty. 



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

Section 1. On or before May 1st, 1910, all eight-wheeled or 
double-truck cars, so called, operated by electric power, for the 
purpose of conveying passengers, by any street railway in the State 
of New Hampshire shall be provided with power brakes of a 
standard of efficiency to be approved by the railroad commis- 
sioners. 

Sect. 2. Any street railway failing to comply with the provi- 
sions of section 1 of this act shall be liable to a fine of ten dollars 
($10) per day for each car operated without such equipment. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 114. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 76 OF THE LAWS OF 1897 
RELATING TO HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS. 



Section 

1. " Provisions " not to include foreign 
fruits. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
on passage. 



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

"Provisions" SECTION 1. Amend scction 1, of chapter 76 of the Laws of 

foreign fruits. 1897, by adding after the words "wares" in said section, the words 

foreign fruits and after the word "provided," the words, provided 

however, that the word provisions as used in this section shall not 



1907] Chapter 115. 113 

include foreign fruits, so that said section as amended shall read: 
Section 1. No person shall do any business as a hawker or ped- 
dler, or go about from town to town, or from place to place in 
the same town, exposing for sale or selling any goods, wares, 
foreign fruits or merchandise, other than provisions, agricultural 
implements, fruit trees, vines, shrubs, books, newspapers, pamphlets, 
the products of his own labor or the labor of his family and the 
product of his own farm or the one which he tills, the manu- 
facturers of furniture and ladders excepted, until he shall have 
procured a license so to do as hereinafter provided; provided Jiow- 
ever that the word provisions as used in this section shall not 
include foreign fruits. 

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

' clause ; act 

are herebv repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage, takes effect on 

passage. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 115. 



AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE AN ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY TO AID IN 
CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 77, 
LAWS OF 1899, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE SCHOOL 
PRIVILEGES OF THE CITIES AND TOWNS OF THE STATE." 

Section 1. Appropriation of $10,000. 

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

Section 1. That the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated from the state treasury for the year 1908, in addition "* ^^°''^" 
to the sum appropriated by section 6, chapter 77, Laws of 1899, 
for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of section 
3 of said chapter 77, Laws of 1899, entitled "An act to equalize 
the school privileges of the cities and towns of the state. ' ' 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



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Chapters 116, 117. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 116. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13 OF CHAPTER 169 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO FEES FOR LICENSES TO THE AGENTS 
OP FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES. 



Section 

1. Fees to be paid by foreign insurance 
companies. 



Sec'tiok 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Fees to be paid 
by foreign 
insurance com- 
panies. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 13 of chapter 169 of the Public Statutes 
is hereby amended by striking out the words "of a steam boiler 
insurance company, ten dollars, and to an agent of any other 
company, ' ' so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 13. Every such insurance company shall pay to the insur- 
ance commissioner the following fees: For filing charter and by- 
laws, twenty-five dollars; for filing statement with application for 
license and for filing each annual statement, fifteen dollars; for a 
license and each renewal thereof, five dollars; for each license and 
renewal of a license to an agent, two dollars; and for each service 
of legal process upon him as attorney, two dollars. 

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

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 117. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF CONCH, LOCALLY KNOWN AS 
WRINKLES, FROM THE SHORES AND WATERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 
BY NON-RESIDENTS. 



Section 

1. Taking by nonresidents prohibited; 
penalty. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Taking pro- 
hibited ; pen- 
ality. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. If any person, not a resident of New Hampshire, 
shall take from the shores or waters of this state, any conch, locally 
known as wrinkles or cockles, except for consumption or use by 
residents of the state, he shall be fined fifty dollars ($50) for each 
offense or imprisonment for thirty days or both such fine and 
imprisonment. 

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

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 118, 119. 115 

CHAPTER 118. 

AN ACT TO PROTECT SMELT IN THE EXETER RIVER. 



Section 

1. Taking with seine regulated. 

2. Taking at certain season prohibited; 

repealing clause. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Taking with 
seine regulated. 



Section 1. No person shall, at any time of the year, take or 
catch with a seine, any of the fish called smelt, in that portion of 
Exeter river lying between the Portsmonth & Concord Railroad 
bridge, and a line drawn from Whetstone point in the town of 
Stratham. to Plilton's point in the town of Newfields. 

Sect. 2. No person shall, between the eighth day of April, and te^e^asonpro- 
the first day of July, in any year, take, catch, or kill, any of the J^J^^f^^e^P^''^' 
fish called smelt, in the aforesaid portion of Exeter river, and all 
other acts or parts of acts limiting the taking of smelt in said 
portion of Exeter river, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^t^LSs^^ 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 119. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION 6 CHAPTER 55 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE OP CERTAIN 
CORPORATIONS. 

Section 1. Certain real estate of telegraph and telephone companies, where taxed. 

Be it enacted by the Senate a)id House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That said section 6 of the Public Statutes chapter ^g^^^T^where 
55, be amended by striking out the words "telephone and tele- taxed.' 
graph" in line 1 of said section, and inserting in line 2 after the 
phrase, "not used in their ordinary business," the following words, 
and the real estate of telegraph and telephone corporations and 
companies not included in the provisions of section 3 of chap- 
ter 64 of the Public Statutes so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 6. The real estate of railroad 
corporations and companies, not used in their ordinary busi- 
ness, and the real estate of telegraph and telephone corpora- 



116 



Chapter 120. 



[1907 



tions and companies not included in the provisions of section 3 of 
chapter 64 of the Public Statutes shall be appraised and taxed by 
the authorities of the towns in which it is situated. 
[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 120. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8 OF CHAPTER 61 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES ENTITLED "^COLLECTION OF TAXES OF NON-RESIDENTS." 



Section 

1. Purchaser at tax sale to notify mort- 
gagees, whether owner resident or 
not. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Purchaser at SECTION 1. Tliat scctiou 8 of chapter 61 of the Public Statutes 

tax sale to noti- . _ -i -, ^ • ■ pi -, ^ ^ -, t p 

fy mortgagees. IS hereby amended by inserting after the word taxes and before 
the word ".shall" in the second line of said section the following 
words : whether the owner of the real estate is a resident or not, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 8. 
The purchaser of any real estate sold by a collector of taxes, 
whether the owner of the real estate is a resident or not, shall, 
within thirty days from the time of such sale, notify all persons 
holding mortgages upon such real estate as appears upon the 
records in the office of the register of deeds, of the date of the 
sale, the amount for which the land was sold, and the amount 
of his costs for notifying mortgagees. Such sale shall be void 
as against any mortgagee to whom such notice shall not be given, 
as provided in the next section. 
Repealing^ Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 121, 122. 



117 



CHAPTER 121. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO VILLAGE DISTRICTS, PRECINCTS, SCHOOL DIS- 
TRICTS, HIGHWAY DISTRICTS, FIRE DISTRICTS AND OTHER LIKE SUB- 
DIVISIONS OF TOV^NS. 



Sectiox 

1. Appropriations of mone.v, how made. 



SliCTIOX 

2. ReiJealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. No village district or precinct, school district, high- of^^^ne^^how 
way district, fire district or other like subdivision of a town shall made. 
raise or appropriate money at any special meeting of the inhabit- 
ants thereof except by vote by ballot, nor unless the ballots cast 
at such meeting shall be equal in number to at least one half of 
the number of legal voters of such district at the regular meeting 
next preceding such special meeting; and if a check list was used 
at the last preceding regular meeting, the same shall be used to 
ascertain the number of legal voters in said district ; and such 
check list, corrected according to law, may be used at such special 
meeting upon request of ten legal voters of the district. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are ^ause^-^'act 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 122. 



AN ACT ENABLING CERTAIN SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO MAKE CONTRACTS 
WITH CERTAIN TOWNS OR INSTITUTIONS OUT OF THE STATE FOR 
FURNISHING INSTRUCTION TO PUPILS OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADE. 



Section 

1. Certain contracts for tuition author- 
ized. 



SECTION' 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The school districts in the towns of Walpole, Mason, contracts for 

tuition 

Rolhnstord and Conway may make contracts with Bellows Falls, authorized. 
Vt., Townsend, Mass., Berwick Academy, Me., and Fryeburg Acad- 
emy, Me., respectively, for furnishing instruction to their pupils 
of high school grade, and may raise and appropriate money to 
carry such contracts into effect. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Jn^tsslje!* 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



118 



Chapters 123, 12-1. 



1907 



CHAPTER 123. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO LIMITATIONS OP DEPOSITS IN SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

1. Limitations not applicable to certain 
funds and deposits. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect 



on passage. 



Limitations not 
applicable to 
certain depos- 
its. 



Takes effect 
OB passage. 



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

Section 1. No limitation of the amount of deposits contained 
in the charter of any savings bank or trust company shall apply 
to trust funds, deposits for the creation of sinking funds or deposits 
of the state, counties, towns, municipal corporations, precincts or 
village districts. 

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

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 121. 

an act to AMEND SECTION 8 OP CHAPTER 160 OP THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES RELATIVE TO THE CONDUCT OP PASSENGERS AND OTHERS ON 
RAILROAD TRAINS, ELECTRIC CARS AND IN WAITING ROOMS, AND 
SECTION 29 OF SAID CHAPTER 160 AS AMENDED IN CHAPTER 2 OP 
THE LAWS OP 1897, IN RELATION TO RAILROAD POLICE OPPICERS. 



Section 

1. Intoxication and drinking on rail- 
way cars, etc., how punished: 
arrests, how made. 



Secttox 

2. Employees of electric railways may 

be made railroad police. 

3. Provisions of prior act included. 

4. Ta'kes effect on passage. 



Intoxication 
and drinking on 
railway cars, 
etc., how pun- 
ished; arrests, 
how made. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 8 of chapter 160 of the Public Stat- 
utes by inserting therein after the word "manner," in the second 
line thereof, the words, or is intoxicated, or will not cease drinking 
intoxicating liquor of any kind, and after the word "train," in 
said second line, the words or upon an electric car, or in a railroad 
or railway waiting room, upon the request of the conductor of 
the train, or electric car, or the person in charge of such waiting 
room, and adding at the end of said section, the words and the 
conductor or motorman of the electric car, and the person in charge 
of such waiting room, may, respectively, remove such person from 
the car, or waiting room, or detain him until he is placed in the 
custody of an officer for lawful detention, so that said section as 



1907] Chapter 124. 119 

amended shall read as follows: Sect. 8. If a passenger or other 
person behaves in a noisy or disorderly manner, or is intoxicated, 
or will not cease drinking intoxicating liquor of any kind, upon a 
railroad train or electric car, or in a railroad or railway waiting 
room, upon the request of the conductor of the train, or electric 
car, or the person in charge of such waiting room, he shall be fined 
not exceeding twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding six 
months, for each offense. The conductor, baggage master, or brake- 
men on the train may remove such person to the baggage car, 
and there detain him until he arrives at his destination, or until 
he is placed in the custody of an officer for lawful detention, and 
the conductor or motorman of an electric car and the person 
in charge of such waiting room, ma^^ respectively, remove such 
person from the car. or waiting room, or detain him until he is 
placed in the custody of an officer for lawful detention. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 29 of chapter 160 of the Public Statutes, Employees of 
as amended by section 2 of the Laws of 1897, by inserting after ways'may be 
the word "city," in the third line thereof, the words, or upon the po^fce!^'^'^'^"'^ 
petition of the proprietors of any electric railway running cars 
within such town or city, and substituting for the word "corpora- 
tion" the word corporations in the fourth line of said section and 
inserting the word respectively after the word "corporation," in 
said fourth line, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 29. The selectmen of a town, or the mayor and aldermen 
of a city, may, upon petition of a railroad corporation, having a 
passenger station within the limits of such town or city, or upon 
the petition of the proprietors of an electric railway running cars 
within such town or city appoint as many of the employees of such 
corporations, respectively, as they may deem proper, police officers 
to act as railroad police for the purposes and with the powers 
herein set forth. Police officers so appointed, whether before or 
after the passage of this act, shall hold office until such appoint- 
ment shall be revoked by said selectmen, or mayor and aldermen, 
or their successors in office, unless their powers shall be terminated 
as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of chapter 160, with respect to author- 
ity, duties and compensation are made a part hereof. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^n p^^s^a^l!* 

[Approved April 4. 1907.] 



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Chapter 125. 



1907 



CHAPTER 125. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE TREATMENT AND CONTROL OF DEPENDENT, 
NEGLECTED AND DELINQUENT CHILDREN AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE 
APPOINTMENT OF PROBATION OFFICERS. 



Section 


Section 


1. 


Meaning of " dependent child," " de- 


9. 


Persons released on probation to 




linquent child," and " associa- 
tion." 




have written statement of condi- 
tions; records of officers. 


2. 


Jurisdiction of police and justice 


10. 


State board of charities to be noti- 




courts. 




fied of appointments. 


3. 


Cases against juvenile offenders, how 


11. 


Compensation of officers. 




heard. 


12. 


Investigations at request of superior 


4. 


Petitions to court as to dependent 




court. 




and delinquent children. 


13. 


Commitment of dependent child to 


5. 


Notice of hearing, how and to whom 




person or association. 




given ; failure to appear, how 


14. 


Status of child during su^h commit- 




punished; retention of child pend- 




ment. 




ing final action. 


15. 


Commitment of delinquent child. 


6. 


Probation officers, appointment of. 


16. 


Confinement of child iinder seven- 


7. 


To have power of police officer, but 




teen years regulated. 




not to be member of police force; 


17. 


Religious faith to be considered in 




police may inspect records. 




making commitment. 


8. 


Inquiries and recommendations by 


18. 


Existing criminal law not affected. 




officers. 


19. 


Act to be liberally construed. 






20. 


Penalty for neglect by officer. 






21. 


Takes effect July 1, 1907. 




Jurisdiction of 
police and jus- 
tice courts. 

Cases against 
juvenile offend- 
ers, how heard. 



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

Section 1. This act shall apply only to children under the 
age of seventeen years. For the purpose of this act the words 
dependent child shall mean any child who for any reason is desti- 
tute, or homeless or abandoned ; and dependent upon the public 
for support, or has not proper parental care or guardianship ; or 
who habitually begs or receives alms ; or who is found living in 
any house of ill-fame or with any vicious or disreputable persons, 
or whose home, by reason of neglect, cruelty or depravity on the 
part of its parents, guardians or other person in whose care it 
may be, is an unfit place for such child. The words delinquent 
child shall include any child under the age of seventeen years 
who violates any law of this state or any city or town ordinance, 
or who is incorrigible, or who knowingly associates with vicious or 
immoral persons, or is growing up in idleness or crime ; or who 
knowingly patronizes any place where gambling is carried on or 
frecjuents a house of ill-fame. The word association shall include 
any corporation which includes in its purpose the care or disposi- 
tion of children coming within the meaning of this act. 

Sect. 2. Police and justice courts shall have original juris- 
diction in all cases coming within the terms of this act. 

Sect. 3. Courts shall designate suitable times for the hearing 



1907] Chapter 125. 121 

of eases of juvenile offenders, and dependent or delinquent chil- 
dren, which shall be called the session for children, for which a 
separate docket shall be kept. Said session shall be separate from 
that for the trial of criminal cases, and as far as practicable shall 
be held in rooms not nsed for such trials. No minor shall be 
allowed to be present at any such hearing unless his presence is 
necessary, either as a party or witness, or, in the opinion of the 
court, in the interests of justice. It shall be unlawful for any 
newspaper to publish any of the proceedings of any juvenile 
court. 

Sect. 4. Any reputable person having knowledge of a child Petitions to 
who appears to be either dependent or delinquent, may file with 
the clerk of the court a petition in writing setting forth the facts, 
verified by affidavit. 

Sect. 5. TTpon the filing of the petition a summons or no- Notice of hear- 
tice shall issue requiring the person having custody or control wfom°given; 
of the child, or with whom the child may be, to appear with Ippelrjiow 
the child at a place and time stated in the summons or notice, ^en't\on*'oi child 
which time shall not be less than twenty-four hours after ser- ^^tloiT^ ^^^^ 
vice. The j')arents of the child, if living, and their residence 
is known, or its legal guardian if one there be, or if there 
is neither parent nor guardian, or if his or her residence is not 
known, then some relative if there be one, and his residence is 
known, shall be notified of the proceedings, and in any case the 
judge may appoint some suitable person to act in behalf of the 
child. If the person summoned, as herein provided, shall fail 
without reasonable cause to appear and abide the order of the 
court, or bring the child, he may be proceeded against as in case 
of contempt of court. In case a summons cannot be served or the 
party served fails to obey the same, and in any case where it shall 
be made to appear to the court that such summons or notice will 
be ineff'ectual, a warrant may issue on order of the court, either 
against the parent or guardian or the person having custody of the 
child or with whom the child may be or against the child itself. 
On the return of the summons or notice or other process or as soon 
thereafter as may be. the court shall proceed to hear and dispose 
of the ease in a summary manner. Pending the final disposition 
of the case, the child may be retained in the possession of the person 
having charge of the same, or in the possession of the probation 
officer hereinafter provided for, or may be kept in some suitable 
place provided by the city, county or state authorities. 

Sect. 6. The justice of each police court shall appoint one Probatiou_offi- 
person to perform the duties of probation officer as hereinafter men'tof. 
named under the jurisdiction of said court ; and the justice of any 
other court may in his discretion, may appoint a probation officer to 



122 



Chapter 125. 



1907 



Powers of pro- 
bation officer ; 
not to be 
member of 
police force. 



Inquiries and 
recommenda- 
tions by offi- 



Written condi- 
tions of release 
to be furnished ; 
records of 
officers. 



State board of 
charities to be 
notified of ap- 
pointments. 



Compensation 
of officers. 



Investigations 
at request of 
superior court. 



Commitment c ^f 

dependent 

child. 



act under the jurisdiction of such court. Each probation officer 
shall hold his office during the pleasure of the justice who makes 
the appointment. 

Sect. 7. Such i)robation officer shall not be an active member 
of the regular police force, but shall in the execution of his official 
duties have all the powers of police officers. The records of any 
probation officer may at all times be inspected by the chief of 
police or city marshal of any town or city. 

Sect. 8. Each probation officer shall inquire into the nature of 
every criminal case brought before the court under whose jurisdic- 
tion he acts, and may recommend that any person convicted by said 
court may be placed upon probation ; the court may place any 
person so convicted in the care of said probation officer for such 
time and upon such conditions as may seem proper. 

Sect. 9. Each person released upon probation as aforesaid shall 
be furnished by the probation officer with a written statement of 
the terms and conditions of his release ; each probation officer shall 
keep full records of all cases investigated by him. of all cases 
placed in his care by the court and of any other duties performed 
by him under this act. 

Sect. 10. The clerk of each court, or the justice thereof if there 
is no clerk shall, when an appointment is made under this act, 
forthwith notify the state board of charities and correction of the 
name of the officer so appointed. Each probation officer shall make 
a monthly report to the said board in such form as said board 
shall direct. 

Sect. 11. The compensation of each probation officer shall be 
determined by the ju.stice of the court under whose jurisdiction 
he acts and shall be paid by the city or town wherein said court is 
established. 

Sect. 12. A probation officer, shall, at the request of any justice 
of the superior court, investigate the case of any person on trial 
in that court and make a report of the same to the justice, and may 
upon order of the court take on probation any person convicted in 
said court; the compensation for such services shall be paid from 
the treasury of the county upon vouchers approved by said justice. 

Sect. 13. When any child under the age of seventeen years 
shall be found to be dependent or neglected within the meaning of 
this act, the court may make an order committing the child to the 
care of some reputable citizen of good moral character, or to the 
care of some association willing to receive it, embracing in its objects 
the purpose of caring or obtaining homes for dependent or neglected 
children. The court may, when the health or condition of the 
child shall require it, cause the child to be placed in a public hos- 
pital or institution for treatment for special care or in a private 
hospital or institution which will receive it for like purpose 
without charge. 



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Sect 14. In anv case where the court shall award a child to status of cMid 

> 1 • 1 1 durmg commit- 

the care of any association or individual in accordance with the ment. 
provisions of this act, the child shall, unless otherwise ordered, 
become a ward and be subject to the guardianship of the association 
or individual to whose care it is committed. Such association or 
individual shall have authority to place such child in a familv home 
and may be made party to any proceeding for the legal adoption 
of the child, and may by its or his attorney or agent, appear in 
any court where such proceedings are pending and assent to such 
adoption, and such assent shall be sufficient to authorize the court 
to enter the proper order or decree of adoption. Such guardianship 
shall not include the guardiauvship of any estate of the child. 

Sect. 15. In the case of a delinquent child, the coi\rt may con- c^ommitment 

. -, . , , ., J of delinquent 

tinue the hearing from time to time, and may commit the child ciuid. 
to the care or custody of a probation officer, and may allow said 
child to remain in its own home subject to the visitation of the 
probation officer; such child to report to the probation officer as 
often as may be required, and subject to be returned to the court 
for further or other proceedings whenever such action may appear 
to be necessary; or the court may cause such child to be placed in 
a suitable family home, subject to the friendly supervision of a 
probation officer, and the further order of the court ; or it may 
authorize the child to be boarded out in some suitable family 
home in case provision is made by voluntary contribution or other- 
wise made for payment of the board of such child until a suitable 
provision is made for the child in a home without payment. In 
case the court shall find that any child brought before it for hearing 
for violation of any of the laws of this state, ought to be subjected 
to punishment therefor under the laws of this state, the court 
may order the said child to furnish sufficient sureties for his appear- 
ance at the next term of the superior court to be holden in the 
county wherein said child may be arraigned, and in default thereof 
the child may be committed to the State Industrial School, there 
to be kept until his case shall be disposed of by said superior 
court. 

Sect. 16. No court shall commit a child under seventeen years confinement of 
of age to a jail or police station, but if such child is unable to enteenyears 
give bail, it may be committed to the care of a probation officer "^"^ ''^*'' 
or kept in some sviitable institution provided by the state, outside 
the enclosure of any jail or police station. No child shall be sen- 
tenced to confinement to any institution wherein adult convicts may 
be confined. 

Sect. 17. The court in committing children shall place them ^^^^l^'-^l^ 
as far as practicable in the care and custody of some individual considered. 
holding the same religious belief as the parents of said child, or 
with some association which is controlled by persons of like religious 
faith of the parents of the child. No child under the supervision 



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Existing crimi- 
nal law not 
affected. 



Act to be liber- 
ally construed. 



Penalty for 
officer's neglect. 



Takes effect 
July 1, 1907. 



of any state institution shall be denied the free exercise of the 
religion of his parents nor the liberty of worshipping God according 
to the religion of his parents whether living or dead. 

Sect. 18. Nothing in this act shall be construed to repeal any 
portion of the criminal law of this state nor to in any manner 
abridge the powers of the superior court nor the right of appeal 
granted under law from orders and decrees of police and justice 
courts. 

Sect. 19. This act shall be liberally construed to the end that 
its purpose may be carried out to wit : that the care, custody, and 
disposition of a child shall approximate as nearly as may be that 
which should be given by its parents, and in eases where it can 
properly be done, the child to be placed in an approved family 
home and become a member of the family by legal adoption or 
otherwise. 

Sect. 20. Any officer who neglects to perform any of the duties 
required of him shall forfeit two hundred dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 21. This act shall take effect upon the first dav of July 
1907. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 126. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND ENABLING TOWNS AND PRECINCTS TO CON- 
STRUCT, MANAGE, MAINTAIN AND OWN WATER-WORKS. 



Section' 

1. Towns may vote to construct and 

maintain water-works. 

2. Right of eminent domain ; damages, 

how assessed. 

3. Contracts for water service author- 

ized. 

4. Boards of water commissioners au- 

thorized. . 



Sf.CTION 

5. Compensation and duties; vacancies, 

how filled. 

6. Appropriations and loans authorized. 

7. Taxation for payment of loans. 

8. Ajt not applicable when private sys- 

tem in operation. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Towns may 
vote to con- 
struct and 
maintain 
water- works 



Section 1. That any town or legally organized precinct within 
the state, whenever by majority vote of the legal voters of said 
town, or precinct, at a regular meeting or by a two-thirds vote at 
a duly notified special meeting of said voters, they shall vote to 
do so, are hereby authorized and empowered to construct, manage, 
maintain and own suitable water-works, for the purpose of intro- 
ducing into, and distributing through any portions of said towns 
or precincts an adequate supply of water, in subterranean pipes, 



1907] Chapter 126. " 125 

for extinguishing fires and for the use of its citizens and others, 
and for such other public, private, and mechanical purposes as 
said tOAVTi or precinct may from time to time authorize and direct ; 
and for that purpose may take, purchase and hold, in fee simple 
or otherwise, any real or personal estate, and any rights therein, 
and water-rights, and do all other things necessary for carrying 
into effect the purposes of this act, and to excavate and dig canals 
and ditches in any street, place, square, passageway, highway, 
common, or other land or place, over or through which it may be 
deemed necessary and proper for building, constructing, and ex- 
tending said water-works, and may re-lay. change, enlarge, and 
extend the same from time to time, whenever said towns or pre- 
cincts shall deem necessary, and repair the same at pleasure, 
having due regard for the safety and welfare of its citizens and 
security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said towns or precincts are authorized and empowered Right of emi- 
to enter upon and take water from, and to take and appropriate damage™ how 
any streams, springs, ponds, or subterranean sources of water within 
the boundaries of the town so voting, or of the towTi in which the 
precinct so voting is located, not belonging to any aqueduct com- 
pany, and to secure by fence or otherwise such streams, springs, 
ponds, or subterranean waters, and dig canals, ditches, make exca- 
vations, or reservoirs, through, over, in. or upon such land or 
inclosure through w^hich it may be necessary for said water- works 
to be, or to exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, 
or conducting water for said purposes, and placing such pipes or 
other materials, or w^orks, as may be necessary for building and 
operating such Avater-works, or for repairing the same; provided, 
if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate any stream, 
spring, pond, or subterranean source, or any land for the purposes 
aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the same by dams, or 
otherwise, and if said town or precinct shall not agree with the 
owner or owners thereof for the damage that may be done by 
said town or precinct, or such owner or owners shall be unknown, 
said town or precinct, or said owner or owners or party injured, 
may apply to the trial term of the superior court for the county 
within which such stream, spring, pond, or subterranean source is 
situate to have the same laid out and the damages determined, and 
that said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners 
for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, 
and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now provided by 
law for laying out highways, and said commissioners shall make 
report to said court, and said ccnirt may issue execution accordingly ; 
if either party shall desire, they shall be entitled to a trial by jury, 
in such manner and under such regulations as the court may pre- 
scribe, in the same manner as appeals from the award of damages 
in the case of laying out of highways. 



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authorized. 



Contracts for Sect. 3. Said towns and precincts are authorized and empow- 
ruthorkeT*^*" ered to contract with individuals and corporations, whether citizens 
of said towns or precincts or not, for supplying them with water 
for any of the purposes herein named or contemplated, and to make 
such contracts, and establish such regulations and tolls for the 
use of water for any of said purposes, as may from time to time 
be deemed proper and necessary to enjoy the provisions of this act. 
fommissionerr Sect. 4. For the morc convenient management of said water- 
works, the said towns or precincts may place the construction, 
management, control, and direction of said water-works in a board 
of water commissioners, to consist of three or more citizens of such 
towns or precincts, said commissioners to be vested with such pow- 
ers and duties relating to the construction, control and management 
of the same as may from time to time be prescribed by said towns 
and precincts. 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 or 
precinct at the same meeting in which the provisions of this act are 
accepted, or at any special meeting thereafter called for that pur- 
pose, and their successors shall be elected at each annual meeting 
thereafter, in manner and form, and for terms of office as the town 
or precinct may elect; provided also that the term of service of 
the commissioners first elected shall be designated at the time of 
their election, or said commissioners may be appointed by the select- 
men of said town or the fire wardens of said precinct, if said town 
or precinct fail to elect, or if the town or precinct at any meeting 
vote to authorize and instruct the selectmen or fire wardens to 
appoint said water commissioners. 

Sect. 5. The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed 
by the town or precincts electing them. They shall be sworn 
to the faithful discharge of their duties. They shall annually organ- 
ize by choosing one of their number as chairman of their board, 
and said board shall appoint a clerk and a superintendent of the 
works, and such other offi.cers as they may deem necessary, and 
shall thereupon furnish the town or precinct clerk a certificate of 
such organization, and said clerk shall record the same in the 
records of the town or precinct. The commissioners shall fix the 
compensation of all officers and agents appointed by them, and all 
officers and agents shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their 
duties. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in said board from any 
cause, the remaining members of the board shall fill such vacancy 
temporarily by appointing a citizen of said town or precinct in 
\\Titing, which shall be filed with the town or precinct clerk and 
recorded by him in the records of said town or precinct ; and the 
person so appointed shall hold office until the next annual town 
or precinct meeting after his appointment, when the town or pre- 
cinct shall elect a commissioner to fill out the unexpired time, if 



Compensation 
and duties ; 
vacancies, how 
fiUed. 



1907] Chapter 126. 127 

au.v, of the person whose office became vacant and was so tempo- 
rarily filled by appointment. Said commissioners shall annually 
make a report to the town or precinct which they may serve at the 
same time other town or precinct officers report, of the condition 
of the water-works financially and otherwise, showing the funds 
belonging to their department and the expenses and income thereof, 
wdth such other facts and information as the town or precinct 
should have, which report shall be published in the annual report 
of the town or precinct each year. 

Sect. 6. Said towns and precincts are also authorized and Appropriations 

.,,.., ., . and loans 

empowered, at any annual, special or biennial meeting, by a major authorized. 
vote of those present and voting, to raise by taxation and appro- 
priate, or to borrow and hire, such sums of money on the credit of 
the tow^n or precinct as may from time to time be deemed necessary 
and expedient, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of pur- 
chasing real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, 
springs, ponds, lands underlaid with subterranean water, and other 
rights and property as aforesaid, and for constructing, maintaining, 
repairing, extending, enlarging and operating said water-works, 
said indebtedness not to exceed at any one time ten per cent, of 
the valuation of the town or precinct, and to issue notes or bonds 
of the town or precinct therefor in such amounts and payable at 
such time or times, and at such rates of interest as may be thought 
proper, and may exempt such notes or bonds from taxation when 
held by inhabitants of the town or precinct, said notes and bonds 
to be signed by the selectmen of the towns or the fire wardens 
or commissioners of the precincts, and countersigned by the treas- 
urer of either. 

Sect. 7. Said towns or precincts are hereby authorized and Taxation for 
empowered to raise by taxation, and pay each year the interest of i(fa™.*^'^ 
the notes and bonds so issued, and such part of the principal as the 
town may determine at any annual meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall not apply to any town or precinct Act not appUca- 
wherein there is now established a private water system chartered vL'tr's^y^timin 
by the state and approved by the state board of health, unless said operation, 
private water system is purchased by said town or precinct, or 
otherwise legally acquired. Persons or corporations who in good 
faith have procured charters previous to this from the state for 
water systems shall also be paid the actual outlay for such charters 
by towns or precincts where they may be located, before such towns 
or precincts can take advantage of the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect 

on passage. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



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[1907 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 31 OF CHAPTER 95 OF THE SESSION Lz\WS 
OF 1903 RELATING TO THE TRAFFIC IN INTOXICATING LIQUOR. 



Sectiox 

1. Recount of vote on question of 
liquor license, how obtained. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage; 
clause. 



Recount of 
vote on ques- 
tion of license 
how obtained. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 31 of chapter 95 of the session Laws 
of 1903 by adding at the end thereof the following words; On 
petition of ten or more legal voters in any city or town, presented 
to the secretary of state within sixty days from the date of said 
election, said secretary of state shall make an order on said petition, 
fixing the time and place for a recount of the vote on the license 
question as prayed for in said petition, and directing the petitioners 
to cause said petition and order thereon to be published in some 
newspaper published in the town or city, (if there be one) seven 
days at least before the day of hearing, and if no newspaper be 
published in said city or town, then to cause copies of said petition 
and order to be posted in six public places in said city or town, at 
least seven days before said date of recount; and on the day and 
at the time set said secretary of state shall publicly recount said 
license vote, and shall certify the state of the vote as shown by 
the recount, forthwith to the state board of license commissioners, 
so that said section as amended shall read: 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 officers of every city or town whose duty 
it is to call a special meeting 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 and in the cities at the biennial election in 1906 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, 1903?" 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 affirmative on said 
question, the clerk of the city or town shall immediately certify 



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129 



that fact to the state board of license commissioners, who shall 
forthwith issue licenses under the provisions of this act to be exer- 
cised 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 question 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 provi- 
sions 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. On petition of 
ten or more legal voters in any city or town, presented to the 
secretary of state within sixty days from the date of said election, 
said secretary of state shall make an order on said petition, fixing 
the time and place for a recount of the vote on the license question, 
as prayed for in said petition, and directing the petitioners to cause 
said petition and order thereon to be published in some newspaper 
published in the town or city, (if there be one) seven days at least 
before the day of hearing, and if no newspaper be published in 
said city or town, then to cause copies of said petition and order 
to be posted in six public places in said city or town, at least seven 
days before said date of recount; and on the day and at the time 
set said secretary of state shall publicly recount said license vote, 
and shall certify the state of the vote as shown by the recount, 
forthwith to the state board of license commissioners. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



Takes effect on 
passage ; repeal 
ing clause. 



CHAPTER 128. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 12, CHAPTER 95, LAWS OF 1903, 
ENTITLED, " AN ACT TO REGULATE THE TRAFFIC IN INTOXICATING 
LIQUOR." 



Section 

1. Transfer of licenses to other persons. 

2. Railroad restaurants may serve food 

during hours when sale of liquor 
forbidden. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 12. chapter 95. Laws of 1903, by Transfer of 
striking out the words, "except a pharmacist," after the word, other persons 



130 Chapter 128. [1907 

"issued," in the first line thereof, so that said section, as amended, 
shall read as follows: Sect. 12. The person to whom a license 
is issued may sell, assign, and transfer such license during 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 balance 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, Jioivever, that 

no such sale, transfer or assignment shall be made except in accord- 
ance with the terms of this act. For each endorsement under the 
terms of section 11 or this section of this act, the applicant shall 
pay the sum of ten dollars, which sum shall be accounted for in 
the same manner as the original license fees. 
t!iurants may Sect. 2. Amend sub-division 3, section 17, chapter 95, Laws of 
serve food dur- 1903, bv adding to said sub-division the following words: except 

ine hours when p o r- 

leoniquor that kccpcrs of railroad restaurants and common victualers, who 
have licenses, shall have the privilege of selling and serving food 
during the hours when the sale of liquor is forbidden, under such 
regulations and restrictions as may be prescribed by the state board 
of license commissioners, so that said sub-division, as amended, 
shall read as follows : 3. . To have opened or unlocked any door 
or entrance from 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, except 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 hours when the sale of 
liquor is forbidden, except that keepers of railroad restaurants and 
common victualers, who have licenses, shall have the privilege of 
selling and serving food during the hours when the sale of liquor 
is forbidden, under such regulations and restrictions as may be 
prescribed by the state board of license commissioners. 
Repealing Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



forbidden. 



takes effect on 
passage. 



1907] Chapters 129, 130. 131 

CHAPTER 129. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 147, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE AMOUNT OF CAPITAL STOCK OF VOL- 
UNTARY CORPORATIONS. 

Section 1. Capital stock limited to $5,000,000. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in 

General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 147 of the Public Statutes is {v^^^^^] ^^^-^^^ 
hereby amended by striking out in the third line thereof the words ls,ooo,ooo. 
"one million" and inserting in place thereof the words five million, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows, namely: 
Sect. 6. If any such corporation has a capital stock, and its 
object is a division of profits among its stockholders, the capital 
stock shall not be less than one thousand or more than five million 
dollars ; and it may be divided into shares of not less than twenty- 
five nor more than five hundred dollars each. 

[Approved April 5. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 130. 



AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 79, SESSION LAWS OP 1901, RELATING 
TO FISH AND GAME. 

Section i Section 

1. Killing of deer regulated; penalty. 2. Takes effect on passage ; not applicable 

I to Blue Mt. Forest Ass'n. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 16 of chapter 79. session Laws of Killing of deer 
1901, by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in '"*'^'*^^ ' 
place thereof the following: Sect. 16. No person shall hunt, 
catch, kill or destroy any deer within the limits of Coos and Carroll 
counties, except from the first day of October to the first day of 
December of each year, or within the limits of the county of Graf- 
ton, except from the first day of November to the fifteenth day 
of December of each year, or within the limits of the counties of 
Sullivan, Cheshire, Hillsborough. Merrimack, Belknap, Strafford 
and Rockingham, except from the first to the fifteenth day of 
December of each year, and then with shotguns only, using buck- 
shot not smaller than one fourth of an inch in diameter, except 



132 



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[1907 



not applicable 
to Blue Mt. 
FoTcst Ass'n. 



within the limits of Carroll, Coos and Grafton counties. Nothing 
in the foregoing shall be construed to deprive any person of his 
right at any time to protect his property by the use of shot- 
guns against the depredation of deer, but any person so killing 
them during the closed season shall immediately notify the fish 
and game commissioners of this fact, under a penalty of one hun- 
dred dollars ($100) for failure to do so. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage, but nothing 
herein contained shall be construed to repeal or affect existing 
legislation relating to the Blue Mountain Forest Association. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 131. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN 
ON STREET RAILROADS. 



Section 

1. Street railways may make special 
rates for school children. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
on passage. 



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



Special rates 
authoiized. 



R-epealing 
clause; act 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. It shall be lawful for street railroad companies 
to make special rates for school children when traveling between 
their homes and their schools on days when said schools are in 
session. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 132, 133. 



133 



CHAPTER 132. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF SMELT IN HAMPTON RIVER. 



Skction 

1. Taking with seiue prohibited. 

2. Penalty for violation; use of he 

seine excepted. 



Section* 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. No person shall at any time of the vear, take or Taking with 

• f ^ n ^ ^■\ -1^ i-i Seine prohih- 

catch, with a seme, weir, or net, any or the fish called smelt, m the ited. 
waters or tributaries of Hampton river. 

Sect. 2. If any person shall violate the provisions of the pre- penalty; use 
ceding section, on conviction, he shall be fined not exceeding fifty eL^p'^e'd^ ^''"^^ 
dollars ($50) for each ofi'ense, provided however, that nothing in 
said section shall prevent the use of seines or nets for taking 
herring, the meshes of which are sufficiently large to permit the 
free egress and ingress of the before mentioned fish called smelt. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 133. 



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



Sectiox 

1. Expense of board 
how paid. 



and instruction, 



Section 

2. Takes effect April 15, 1907 



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

Section 1. Chapter 284 of the Public Statutes is hereby amended Expense of 

.* . . board and 

by striking out the whole or sections 24 and 25, and inserting in iustmction, 

place thereof the following: Sect. 24. Whenever any person is "^p*" " 

committed to the Industrial School, the state treasurer shall pay 

to the trustees the sum by them charged in addition to his labor 

or service, for board and instruction, not exceeding $1.50 per week; 

and the governor shall draw his warrant for the same out of 

any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect 2. This act shall take effect April 15, 1907. Takes effect 

April 15, 1907. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



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[1907 



CHAPTER 134. 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 75 OF THE LAWS OF 
1903, RELATING TO HIGHWAYS AND HIGHWAY AGENTS AND STREET 
COMMISSIONERS. 

Section I Section 

1. Loose stones in highways, when to I 2. Takes effect on passage, 
be removed. 



Loose stones, 
when to be 
removed. 



Takes effect 
<>n passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 75 of the Laws of 1903 is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "May" in the fourth 
line of said section and inserting in place thereof the word April 
so that said section as amended shall read: Section 1. Every 
highway agent and street commissioner in this state shall cause 
all loose stones lying within the traveled part of every highway 
in his town or city to be removed at least once in every sixty 
days from the first of April 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 highway so as to be liable to 
work back or be brought back into the traveled part thereof by 
the use of road-machines or other machines used in repairing 
highways. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 135. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGE OF VExVUE IN CIVIL PROCEEDINGS. 



Section 

1. Change of venue by superior court. 

2. Attachment liens, etc., not affected. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Chaaigeof 
venne hy sxipe- 
rior court. 

Attachment 
liens, etc., not 
affected. 

Takes effect 
©n passage. 



Section 1. The superior court may change the venue in any 
civil proceeding when justice or convenience requires it. 

Sect. 2. No lien obtained by attachment or otherwise shall be 
abated or in any way affected thereby. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 136, 137. 



135 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OP CHAPTER 104 OF THE LAWS 
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PASSED JANUARY SESSION 1901, 
ENTITLED ''AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ARRAIGNMENT AND TRIAL 
OF PERSONS CHARGED WITH MURDER IN EITHER DEGREE." 



Section 



Respondents to have counsel assigned by court, etc., when. 



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

Section 1. Every person indicted for murder in either degree haveemm^ei*" 
shall be entitled to a copy of the indictment before he is arraigned go^^^^e'tc''^ 
thereon ; to a list of witnesses to be used, and of jurors returned ^hen. 
to serve on the trial, with the place of abode of each, to be delivered 
to him twenty-four hours before the trial ; to counsel learned in 
the law, not exceeding two, to be assigned to him by the court, 
at his request, who shall have access to him at all reasonable 
hours ; and to such process from the court to compel witnesses to 
appear and testify at the trial as is usually granted on behalf of 
the state; and any person indicted for any other offense, the 
punishment whereof may be five years' imprisonment, shall be 
entitled to have counsel assigned to him by the court and to such 
process from the court to compel the attendance of witnesses as 
is usually granted on behalf of the state if the court shall be of 
opinion that he is poor and unable to defray the expense of 
obtaining counsel and the attendance of witnesses, and that injus- 
tice may be done if provision is not made therefor at the public 
expense. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 137. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO FIRE ESCAPES ON CERTAIN BUILDINGS. 



Skction 

1. Certain buildings to have fire 

capes; material and location. 

2. E.xits to have red lights. 



Section 

3. Penalty for violations. 

4. Takes effect January 1. 1908. 



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

Section 1. No building three stories or more in height shall Fire escapes on 

° • 1 ■ 1 certain build- 

be let, leased or occupied as a hotel or transient lodging-house unless ings ; material 

.-,-,.-, T ,. ITT ^- n '^"d location. 

provided with a steel or wrought-iron ladder or stairway fire escape 



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[1907 



Exits to have 
red lights. 



Takes effect 
January 1, 1908, 



attached to the outer wall, and with platforms of like material 
of such size, shape and nearness to one or more windows of each 
story above the first as to render access thereto easy and safe. 

Sect. 2. Such fire escapes shall reach within eight feet of the 
ground and the location of the exits thereto shall be designated by 
red lights between the hours of eight in the a^fternoon and six in 
the forenoon. 

Sect. 3. If any person shall violate any of the provisions of 
this act, he shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars or 
imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect January 1. 1908. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 138. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION 22 OF CHAPTER 40 OP THE LAWS 
OF 1905 RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF THE TAX ON COLLATERAL 
LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS. 



Section' 

1. State treasurer may employ attorney 
and clerks; compensation. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



State treasurer 
may employ 
attorney and 
clerks ; com- 
pensation. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 22 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905 is 
hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the following 
sentence: The treasurer shall be authorized to employ a suitable 
person to assist in the collection of said tax and to represent the 
state in all litigation in connection therewith at an annual salary 
not to exceed fifteen hundred dollars and clerk hire not to exceed 
six hundred dollars, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows : Sect. 22. The expenses for the execution of this act 
shall be paid by the state treasurer and the bills therefor shall be 
submitted to the governor and council for their approval. The 
treasurer shall be authorized to employ a suitable person to assist 
in the collection of said tax and to represent the state in all litiga- 
tion in connection therewith at an annual salary not to exceed 
fifteen' hundred dollars and clerk hire not to exceed six hundred 
dollars. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 139. . 137 

CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 35, LAWS OF 1905, PROVIDING 
FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A STATE HIGHWAY FROM THE MASSA- 
CHUSETTS STATE LINE AT NASHUA TO LACONIA. 



Sectiox 

1. Merrimack Valley road authorized. 

2. Route to be fixed by governor and 

counsil. 

3. Limitation of state aid until road 

completed. 

4. Annual expenditure for improvement. 

5. Towns to receive what proportion [ already incurred. 

of cost. i 3 0. Takes effect on passage. 



Section" 

6. Order in which improvements to 
be made. 

7. Contributions by cities, towns, and 
C'vunties. 

8. Expense of repair, how borne. 

9. Provisions not applicable to expense 



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

Section 1. The governor and council shall forthwith designate Meri-imack 

" . . ^ Valley road 

for improvement, by suitable description, a continuous highway authorized. 
from the Massachusetts state line through the cities of Nashua. 
IManchester. Concord, Franklin. Laconia and the intervening towns 
to Lake Winnipesaukee and file the same with the secretary of 
state, which highway shall be known as the JMerrimack Valley 
road. 

Sect. 2. The route of such highwav mav be changed from exist- Route to be 

1 • , , T T ' '-, r • fixed by gov- 

ing highways by the governor and council to such extent as m emorand 
their opinion the good of the public may require, and for that '^'^''^'^ 
purpose the}' are authorized to designate such changes, to take 
or purchase land and have damages assessed therefor in accordance 
with the provisions of said act. 

Sect. 3. No citv or town through which said road is designated Limitation of 

_ - ■= = state aid. 

to pass shall receive any state aid for highway improvement except 
on the road so designated until said improvements of said road 
are completed within such city or town. 

Sect. 4. The governor and council are authorized to expend, ^ureforta'-'"^' 
for the improvement of said road annually, such part of the pavement. 
$125,000 now raised for highway improvement as shall not be 
required to keep in repair existing state highways, or to meet the 
amounts applied for by other cities and towns under existing law 
and for expense of administration under said law, but no part 
of said sum shall be expended for improvement of any highway 
in the compact part of any city or town as defined hy said act. 

Sect. 5. The provisions of said act are so far amended that To^^^isto 

'^ receive what 

Cities and towns through which said road passes shall receive from proportion of 
funds available, as aforesaid, one half the cost of such improved 
road within its limits ; and such further sums in towns unable 
to pay that proportion as in the opinion of the governor and 



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1907 



Order in which 
improvements 
to be made. 



Cities, towns, 
and counties 
may contribute , 



Expense of 
repair, how 
borne. 



Expense 
already 
incurred 
excepted. 

Takes effect 
on passage. 



council may be equitable. Application for such aid to be made 
and the work done in accordance with the provisions of said act. 

Sect. 6. Such improvement of said road shall be made in the 
order that applications are filed with the governor and council 
therefor, except in cases where, in the opinion of the governor and 
council, the public good requires prior improvement in some other 
part of the road. 

Sect. 7. Cities, towns and counties through which said road 
passes are authorized to contribute to aid in the improvement of 
said road in other towns, and county commissioners, city councils 
and selectmen may make valid contracts therefor and for the 
keeping in suitable repair of said roads. 

Sect. 8. Said road, after improvements are made as herein 
provided for, shall be kept in suitable repair by the cities and 
towns in which it is located, except that assistance may be rendered 
by the governor and council to such towns as in their opinion are 
equitably entitled thereto, from the funds aforesaid, or may be 
rendered by the counties, cities and towns benefited by said road. 

Sect. 9. The provisions of the amendments herein contained 
shall not be construed to apply to any expense already incurred 
for the purposes herein contained. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 140. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENTS FOR COMMISSIONED 
OFFICERS OF THE NEW^ HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD. 



Section 

1. Annual uniform allowance to officers. 

2. Payment authorized. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Uniform allow- SECTION 1. That the sum of twenty-five dollars be and hereby 
is annually appropriated and allowed to each commissioned officer 
of the New Hampshire National Guard, payable on the first day 
of June each year, — the same to be used exclusively for pur- 
chase and repair of uniforms and equipments by such officers, 
provided that no allowance shall be made to any commissioned 
officer who has not held a commission six months. 

Sect. 2. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of 
this act. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



Payment 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



1907] Chapters 141, 142. 139 

CHAPTER 141. 

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

Section I Section 

1. Annual state tax of $500,000. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars shall $5^,000.*'"' 
be raised annually for the use of the state for the years 1908 
and 1909 and the state treasurer is hereby directed seasonably to 
issue his warrants to the selectmen of the several towns and places, 
and to the assessors of the several cities in this state, according 
to the apportionment of the public taxes made at the January 
session of the legislature in 1907 ; and the selectmen of such towns 
and places and the assessors of such cities are hereby directed to 
assess the sum specified in said warrants and caiLse the same to be 
paid to said treasurer on or before the first day of December, 1908 
and 1909 ; and the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his 
extent for all taxes which shall remain unpaid on the dates last 
above mentioned. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 142. 



an act to extend the ditties of BOARDS OF HEALTH AND TO PROVIDE 
FOR THE SANITARY MANAGEMENT OF BARBER SHOPS. 

Section j Section 

1. Regulations for barber shops to be 3. Inspection of barber shops. 

promulgated. I 4. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

2. Penalty for violations. ' on passage. 

Be it enacted h)j the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
Section 1. Boards of health of towns and cities are hereby RegiJations for 

. barber shops. 

authorized and directed to promulgate the following rules and 
regulations for the management of barber shops. Barber shops or 
places where the trade is carried on shall be kept at all times in a 
cleanly condition. Mugs, shaving brushes and razors shall be steril- 
ized by immersion in boiling water or some sterilizing solution after 
every separate use thereof. A clean towel shall be used for each 



140 



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[1907 



Penalty. 



Inspection of 
shops. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect 



person. Alum, or other material, used to stop the flow of blood 
shall be used only in powdered form. The use of powder puffs 
and sponges is prohibited. Every barber shop shall be provided 
with hot water. No person or persons shall be allowed to sleep 
in any room used wholly or in part for tonsorial purposes nor 
shall the business of a barber be carried on in any room used 
as a sleeping apartment. Every barber shall cleanse his hands 
thoroughly immediately after serving each customer. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating any of the rules and regulations 
prescribed herein, or any other rules and regulations, prescribed 
b}^ the boards of health for the protection of the public health 
in barber shops shall be fined not less than ten dollars for each 
offense. 

Sect. 3. From and after the passage of this act it shall be the 
duty of boards of health in the several towns and cities to regularly 
inspect all barber shops and prosecute such violation of the rules 
and regulations as may come or be brought to their notice. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 143. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 79 OF THE 
SESSION LAWS OF 1901 AND CHAPTER 38 OF THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1905 REFERRING TO FISH AND GAME. 



Section 

1. Pickerel, pike, etc., protected. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on jiassage. 



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



Pickerel, pike, 
etc., protected. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That section 13 of said act be amended by inserting 
after the word "Massabesic" the words and that pike may be 
taken in January, February and March from the waters of Lake 
Spofford or Chesterfield, so that said act as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 13. If any person shall take or kill any muskel- 
longe, pickerel, pike or greyling in any of the waters of this state 
between the fifteenth day of January in any year and the first 
day of June next following except that pickerel may be taken in 
January, February and March from the waters of Lakes Winnipe- 
saukee, Winnisquam, Asquam, Wentworth and Massabesic. and that 
pike may be taken in January, February and March from the 
waters of Lake Spofford or Chesterfield, he shall be fined ten 
dollars ($10) for each offense. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 144, 145. 



141 



CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE TAKING OF CODFISH BY TRAWLS IN THE 
PISCATAQUA RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES. 



Section 

1. Taking with trawl prohibited; pen- 
alty. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. If any person shall take or kill any codfish in the ^.^^i^^rohj^ 
Piscataqua river or its tributaries north of Portsmouth bridge with ited; penalty. 
a trawl he shall be fined not exceeding ten dollars or be imprisoned 
not exceeding thirty days or both. 

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

n ■ ■ 1 ., iiiT passage : re- 

aets and parts oi acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. peaiing clause. 
[Approved April 5. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 145. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 93 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1905, ENTITLED ''aN ACT IN RELATION TO POLITICAL CAUCUSES AND 

CONVENTIONS." 



Section 

1. Caucus act, where in force. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 10 of said act by inserting after Caucus act, 
the word "thousand" in the second line thereof the words and 
towns of f ortj^-five hundred ; so that said section shall read as 
follows: Sect. 10. This act shall be in force in all cities of 
twelve thousand and towns of forty-five hundred inhabitants, and 
in such other cities and towns of the state as shall by a majority 
vote of the voters at an annual or biennial meeting adopt the 
same. 

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

I- i o on passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



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[1907 



CHAPTER 146. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE COMMITTING OF BURGLARY WITH EXPLOSIVES. 



Section 

1. Offense committed in night-time, pen- 

alty if human being in building. 

2. In daytime, penalty if human being 

in building. 

3. In night-time, penalty if no human 

being in building. 



Section 

4. In daytime, penalty if 

being in building. 

5. Takes effect on passage: 

clause. 



repealing 



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

Offense com- SECTION 1. That aiiv person who. with intent to commit burg- 

mitted m night- • ^ ^ 

time, penalty if i^rv, breaks and enters in the night-time any building in which 

human being in •' ' . " . ' " 

building. there is a human being, and commits a burglary by the use or 

nitro-glycerine. dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall 
be deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and any person 
convicted of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in 
the state prison at hard labor for a period of not less than twent.y 
years and not more than thirty years, 
^euair^™^' Sect. 2. That any person who, with intent to commit burglary, 

humaii being in brcaks aud cuters in the davtime anv building in w^hich there is 

building. ' ■ 

a human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro- 
glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be 
deemed guilty of burglary with explosives, and any person convicted 
of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state 
prison at hard labor for a period of not less than fifteen years and 
not more than thirty years. 
In night-time, Sect. 3. That anv person who. with intent to commit Inirglary, 

penalty li no • ^ t) .7 ' 

human being in brcaks and cuters in the night-time any building in which there 
is no human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro- 
glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be 
deemed guilty of l)urglary with explosives, and any person con- 
victed of such offense, shall be punished by imprisonment in the 
state prison at hard labor for a period of not less than ten years 
and not more than thirty years. 



building. 



In daytime, Sect. 4. That anv person who, with intent to commit ])urglarv, 

penalty if ""^ , , -, ' o . 

human being in brcaks and cuters in the daytime any building in which there is 
no human being, and commits a burglary by the use of nitro- 
glycerine, dynamite, gunpowder or any other explosive, shall be 
deemed guilty of Inirglary with explosives, and any person convicted 
of such offense shall be punished by imprisonment in the state 
prison at hard labor for a period of not less than five years and 
not more than thirty years. 

Takes effect on Sect. 5. This act shall take effect u])on its passage and all 

passage ; re- i r» l a a 

pealing clause, acts and parts of acts inconsistent with its provisions are hereby 
repealed. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapter 147, 



143 



CHAPTP]R 147. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPRESSING THE GYPSY AND BROWN-TAIL 
MOTHS. 



Eggs, etc., public nuisances, but 
landowners not liable therefor. 

State agent for suppression ; com- 
pensation and duties. 

Cities and towns to co-operate ; to 
be reimbursed by state, when. 

Governor and council may compel 
action by towns, when ; procedure 
if town fails to act. 

Owner of infested premises to Ije 
notified; procedure if owner fails 
to act. 



Proceedings to enjoin nuisance. 

State and national agents may enter 
premises to destroy moths, etc. 

Expenditure of funds by governor 
and council. 

Appropriation not exceeding $25,000. 

Wilful obstruction of state or na- 
tional agents, etc., penalty. 

Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. For the purposes of this act, the ego-s, caterpillars. Eggs, etc., pub- 

1 1 • -1 he nuisances ; 

piipse, and nests oi the gypsy and brown-tau moths, and said moths landowners 
are hereby declared public nuisances ; but no owner or occupant 
of an estate infested by such nuisance shall by reason thereof be 
liable to an action, civil or criminal, except to the extent and in the 
manner and form herein set forth. 

Sect. 2. The ffovernor, with the advice of the council, shall state agent for 

,,--,„ . . suppression ; 

employ, when and as they see fit, a state agent to act in suppressing compensation 
said moths, said agent to have such official designation, to receive ^^^ 
such compensation, and to be employed for such time as the gover- 
nor and council may determine. Said agent shall in all particulars, 
including the employment of assistants and the disbursements of 
necessary expenses, be subject to the direction and control of the 
governor and council, who may establish such rules and regulations 
]>ertaining to said matters, and may enter into such arrangements 
for co-operating in said work with persons, corporations, munici- 
palities, states, or governments, as they shall deem expedient. 

Sect. 3. Cities, by such public officer or board as may be cities and 
designated or appointed by the board of mayor and aldermen, er^^ tobe"^ 
and towns, by their boards of selectmen, shall destroy or cause sta"^whln.''^ 
to be destroyed said moths and the eggs, caterpillars, pupae, and 
nests thereof within their limits, except in parks and other property 
under the control of the state and in private property, save as other- 
wise provided herein. When any city or town shall have expended 
in any one calendar year, within its limits, its funds to an amount 
equal to one tenth of one per cent, of its tax valuation of the 
previous year in destroying or suppressing said moths in any of 
their stages as herein provided, it shall receive reimbursement from 



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Chapter 147, 



1901 



Compulsory 
action by 
towns, when; 
procedure if 
town fails to 
act. 



the state to the extent of fifty per cent, of any expense in excess 
of said one tenth of one per cent. No city or town shall be entitled 
to reimbursement from the state as aforesaid until it shall have 
submitted to the state treasurer its itemized receipted accounts and 
vouchers showing the amounts expended by it for the purpose 
specified in this section nor until said vouchers and accounts have 
been approved by the governor and council. Vouchers so pre- 
sented and approved shall be paid by the state treasurer out of 
any appropriation made for the purposes of this act. All pay-rolls, 
schedules of bills, or other records of expense under this section 
shall be submitted monthly in such form as said state treasurer 
shall prescribe and shall be duly attested by the treasurer of the 
city or town. 

Sect. 4. The governor and council, through their agent afore- 
said or directly, may order any city or tow^i which, in their 
opinion, neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of the 
preceding section, to proceed in accordance with methods prescribed 
by them, to destroy said moths in their various stages, provided 
that the expense of the prescribed methods, together with such 
other sums as such city or town may have otherwise expended in 
such work during the same fiscal year, shall not exceed one tenth 
of one per cent, of the tax valuation of said city or town for the 
preceding year. ' If any city or town shall fail to comply with 
such orders, the governor and council, through their agent or 
other employees, may cause the work so ordered to be done; and 
in such case, the expense thereof, not exceeding said one tenth of 
one per cent, of the tax valuation aforesaid, less any sums spent by 
-said city or town in complying with the provisions of this act, may 
be recovered of said city or town in an action of debt brought in 
behalf of the state by the attorney-general ; and in addition thereto, 
any city or town failing to comply with the directions of the gover- 
nor and council in the performance of said work, shall forfeit the 
sum of one hundred dollars for its failure so to do, the same to be 
collected by information brought in the name of the attorney- 
general in the county in which said city or town shall be located. 
Owner of in- Sect. 5. The public officer or board designated or appointed 

fested premises . .. .,,. . , -iiinoi 

to be notified; m citics as provided m section 3 and the board of selectmen m 
owner fans to towus, ou Or before the first day of November in each year and at 
such other times as he or they may deem necessary, or as the gov- 
ernor and council may order, may and, if so directed by order 
of the governor and coiuicil, shall, cause a written or printed notice 
to be delivered or mailed to the owner or owners, so far as can 
be ascertained, of any parcel of land therein which is infested 
with gypsy or brown-tail moths, requiring that said moths and the 
eggs, caterpillars, pupae, and nests thereof upon said land shall 
be destroyed within a reasonable time, to be fixed by said officer 
or board and specified in said notice. If such owmer or owners 



1907] Chapter 147. 145 

shall be unknown or non-resident in said city or town, said notice 
shall be given to the occupant, if any, of said land, otherwise it 
shall be posted upon the land. Whenever, in the opinion of said 
officer or board, the cost of destroying such moths, eggs, caterpillars, 
pupre, and nests on lands contiguous and held under one OM^nership 
in the city or town, will exceed one half of one per cent, of the 
assessed valuation of said lands, including buildings and improve- 
ments thereon, as fixed by the last preceding tax appraisal, then a 
part of said premises upon which the cost of such destruction will 
not, in the opinion of said officer or board, exceed said percentage 
of the assessed valuation of the whole, shall be designated in said 
notice as the tract on which said moths, eggs, caterpillars, pupa or 
nests shall be destroyed, and such requirement shall not apply 
to the remainder of said premises. Said notice may designate the 
manner in w^hich said work shall be done, which shall be subject at 
all times to the approval of the governor and council or their agent. 
If the owner or owners of said lands shall fail to destroy such moths, 
eggs, caterpillars, pupfe or nests, or to cause them to be destroyed, 
in accordance with the requirements of said notice, then the city 
acting by the public officer or board designated or appointed as 
provided in section 3 and the town, acting by its board of select- 
men, may and, if so ordered by the governor and council, shall, 
destroy the same, and the amount actually expended thereon, not 
exceeding one half of one per cent, of the assessed valuation of said 
land as heretofore specified in this section, shall be assessed upon 
said lands and improvements, and the amount required in addition 
thereto shall be apportioned between the city or town and the 
state in accordance with the provisions of section 3 of this act. 
The amounts to be assessed upon private estates as herein provided 
shall be assessed and collected like ordinary taxes at the next 
general tax assessment following their expenditure, and shall be 
a lien on said estates in the same manner and with the same effect 
as is provided in the case of other taxes, and shall be subject to 
the. provisions of sections 10 and 11 of chapter 59 of the Public 
Statutes, relative to abatement and appeal. 

Sect. 6. The attorney-general may commence and prosecute Proceedings to 
proceedings for an injunction to restrain the continuance of any sSlce!'^'"" 
nuisance specified in this act whenever in his opinion such action 
is required for the protection of the public against the effects of 
such nuisance. 

Sect. 7. It shall be lawful for any agent or employee of the state and na- 
state or of the United States to enter upon any lands in this state ma^entlT*^ 
for the purpose of searching for or destroying said moths in any Pi«^™i««^- 
of their stages, and to employ all proper and reasonable methods 
to destroy the same, doing no unnecessary damage to the premises. 

Sect. 8. The governor and council, independently of or in co- Expenditure of 

. , , , ^ f .' funds by gov- 

operation with landowners and cities and towns, may expend or emorand 

j^_ eouneil. 



146 



Chapter 148. 



[1907 



Appropriation 
not exceeding 
$25,000. 



Wilful obstruc- 
tion of state or 
national agents, 
etc.; penalty. 



cause to be expended such sums as they may deem proper in 
destroying said moths in any of their stages, without regard to 
the amounts which may have been expended by such landowner, 
or such city or town, in any locality where in their opinion condi- 
tions require special efforts in suppressing or destroying said pests. 

Sect. 9. To meet the expenses incurred under the authority of 
this act, the governor and council are authorized and empoM'ered 
to expend such sums, not exceeding the total sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars as they may deem proper; and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for said sums, payable out of 
any funds not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 10. Any person who wilfully resists or obstructs any 
state agent or his assistants or any officer or agent of the United 
States or of a city or town while lawfully engaged in the execution 
of the purposes of this act, and any person who wilfully brings into 
this state, disseminates or propagates any gypsy or brown-tail moth 
eggs, caterpillar or pupa?, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor 
and shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars for each 
offense. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 148. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN YOUNG AND OTHERS. 



Allowances to .sundry persons. 



Allowances to 
sundry persons. 



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

That John Young be allowed the sum of $32.10 ; that Henry E. 
Bryant be allowed the sum of $30; that J. Edward Bouvier be 
allowed the sum of $34 that Jesse S. Wilson be allowed the 
sum of $8.40 that Merritt C. Huse be allowed the sum of 8.40 
in full for their services rendered at the organization of the 
present house. 

[Approved February 5, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 149, 150. 147 

CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT RESOLUTION x\PPROPRIATING MONEY TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY 
OF THE STxVTE FISH HATCHERY AT LACONIA. 

Appropriation of $3,000. 

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

That the sum of three thousand dollars, ($3,000) be, and hereby ^^^'^^^'^ 
is. appropriated, to be expended by the fish and game commission- 
ers with the approval of the governor and council, for increasing 
the capacity of the state fish hatchery at Laconia, that the enlarg- 
ing demand for the product of that station may be more satis- 
factorily met ; and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant 
for the above named sum out of any money known as the fish and 
game detective fund in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved Feliruary 27. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 150. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR AND REBUILDING OF THE FISH 
SCREEN AT THE OUTLET OF NEW-FOUND LAKE. 

Appropriation of $300. 

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

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is hereby Appropriation: 
appropriated for the repair and rebuilding of the fish screen at ° ' 
the outlet of Newfound lake in Bristol, the same to be expended 
under the direction of the fish and game commissioners in accord- 
ance with existing law, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same out of any moneys not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



148 ; Chapters 151, 152. [1907 

CHAPTER 151. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES M. FLOYD AND OTHERS. 

Appropriation of $4,234.42. 

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

of'*4"^4'4'>'°" That the sum of four thousand two hundred and thirty-four 
dollars and forty-two cents ($4,234.42) be and hereby is appro- 
priated to reimburse Charles M. Floyd and Charles H. Greenleaf 
for money paid by them to protect and repair the state armory 
at Manchester, after its injury by tire in 1906, and that the gov- 
ernor be and hereby is authorized to draw his warrant for said 
sum, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 152. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE [GRANITE STATE] DEAF MUTE 
MISSION. 

Annual appropriation of $150. 

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

Annual appro- That the sum of ouc huudrcd and fifty dollars ($150) annually 
piiatumof$i..o. ^^ appropriated for the use of the [Granite State] Deaf Mute Mis- 
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 86 of the Public Statutes 
entitled, "State aid to indigent deaf and dumb, blind and feeble- 
minded persons." 

[Approved IMarch 13, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 153, 154. 149 

CHAPTER 153. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE 
PURCHASE OF A SILVER SERVICE FOR THE BATTLESHIP NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE, NOW BUILDING. 

Appropriation of $6,000. 

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

That the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) be and hereby ^/IS'''*''"' 
is appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the purchase of a silver service of New Hamp- 
shire workmanship, for the battleship New Hampshire, now build- 
ing. The governor is hereby authorized to select a design for said 
silver service, to contract for its construction, to make such arrange- 
ments as to him seem fitting for the presentation of such silver 
service to the ship when completed, and to draw his warrant on 
the treasurer in payment for the same. 

[Approved March 14. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 154. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DxVIRYMEN S 
ASSOCIATION. 

Annual appropriation of $200. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars is annually appropriated priatioliX$2oo. 
to the Granite State Dairymen's Association to be used in pro- 
moting dairying in the state, in addition to the amount provided 
for by chapter 12 of the Public Statutes. The association shall, 
in the month of December in each year, render to the governor 
and council an itemized account of the uses to which the appro- 
priation of the year has been applied. 

[Approved March 14, 1907.] 



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Chapters 155, 156. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 155. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION TO PROVIDE SUITABLE WALKS 
AROUND ENDICOTT ROCK IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE AND FOR THE 
NECESSARY REPAIRS TO THE BRIDGE CONNECTING SAID ROCK WITH 
THE SHORE. 

Appropriation of $300. 

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

rf^iro*"**'*"' "^^^^ ^ ^^^^^ ^^^* exceeding three hundred dollars be and the 
same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of providing suitable 
walks around Endicott rock in Lake Winnipesaukee and for neces- 
sary repairs to the bridge connecting said rock with the shore; 
said sum to be expended under the direction of the governor and 
council, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 156. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE 
NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC 
ARTS. 



Appropriation of $34,000 for buildings; annual appropriation of $10,000. 

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

Appropriation That the sum of thirty-four thousand dollars is hereby appro- 

buiidi'ngs; an- priatcd for the erection, completion and equipment of buildings 

Son oTIia wx)!*' and for other purposes. That the sum of ten thousand 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 22, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 157, 158. 151 

CHAPTER 157. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE "NARROWS," NEAR HEMLOCK 
POINT BELOW ADAMS' MILL, IN LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE. 

Appropriation of $200. 

Resolved III the Senate and Eemse of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars be and hereby ^^^^X'^''^''''' 
is appropriated for the purpose of removing boulders and other 
obstructions situated in the channel of the "Narrows," (so called) 
near Hemlock point below Adams' mill, in Lake AVinnipesaukee. 
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 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 158. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY TO AID DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 
IN THE EDUCATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE STUDENTS. 

Preamble; annual appropriation of $20,000. 

Whereas, in the education of New Hampshire students. Dart- Preamble, 
mouth College is annually expending more than twenty-five thou- 
sand 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 defi- 
nitely established by the state, 

Resedved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court conveneel: 

That in recognition of the eminent service rendered by Dart- 4™"ioli'*tP''°" 
mouth College in the cause of higher education and for the general $20,000. 
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 governor, 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 28, 1907.] 



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Chapters 159, 160. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 159. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OP CHARLES E. KNIGHT 
OF SALEM. 

Payment of salary and mileage to widow. 

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

Payment That the State treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay 

to the widow of the late Charles E. Knight of Salem, the full salary 
and mileage due him as a member of the house of representatives. 
[Approved April 2. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 160. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW' HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL FOR 
FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN, TO PROVIDE FOR THE MAINTENANCE 
THEREOF. 



AnnuM 



of $16,000. 



priation i 

$16,000. 



Resolved hy the Se)iate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of sixteen thousand dollars be and hereby is 
appropriated for each of the years 1907 and 1908, for the main- 
tenance of the New Hampshire School for Feeble-minded Children. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



19071 Chapters 161. 162. 153 

CHAPTER 161. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF PUB- 
LIC RIGHTS OF NAVIGATION IN WINNIPESAUKEE LAKE. 

Preamble; proceertinsts for removal or rebuilding of bridge at Governor's Island 
authorized. 

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

Whereas, there is now existing a certain bridge across waters Preamble, 
of Lake Winnipesaukee from Governor's Island, so called, in said 
lake to the shore of said lake, which bridge is kept and maintained 
by the owner of said island ; 

And whereas said bridge impedes navigation over public waters 
over and through which the public have a right to pass and repass 
with boats for the carrying of persons and freight as well as for 
boats used for private purposes only, rendering said bridge as at 
present maintained a public nuisance ; 

Therefore resolved, that the attorney-general in behalf of the ^^^y^^^^J^^T 
state, be and hereby is authorized, directed and empowered to at 
once commence proceedings to cause said bridge to be removed 
or rebuilt so that said nuisance shall be abated, and the rights of 
the public to navigation in the part of said lake now interfered 
with by said bridge be restored. Said attorney-general to take 
such proceedings as may be necessary so that the rights of the 
public in said public waters shall not be restrained, limited or 
abrogated. 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 16: 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES C. SHATTUCK FOR OFFICERS' 

PAY. 

Appropriation of $1,450. 

Resolveel by the Se)mte and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of fourteen hundred and fifty dollars be and ^^^l^^^^^'"'^ 
is hereby appropriated to pay Charles C. Shattuck for services 
as lieutenant in the Seventeenth Regiment New Hampshire Volun- 
teers, from INIay 25th 1863 to April 17. 1864. and to reimburse 
him for money expended for his uniform and equipment, and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the same out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



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Chapters 163, 164. 



11907 



CHAPTER 163. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PURCHASE OF COPIES OP THE HISTORY 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SURGEONS IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 



Purchase 
authorized. 



Purchase of books authorized. 

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

That the secretary of state be authorized and directed to purchase 
one hundred additional copies of the History of New Hampshire 
Surgeons in the War of the Rebellion at a price not exceeding 
three dollars per copy, for purposes of exchange with the other 
states of the Union. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 164. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE MAINTAINING OF LIGHTS IN LAKE WIN- 
NISQUAM. 



Annual appro- 
priation of $65. 



Annual appropriation of $65. 

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

That the sum of sixty-five dollars be and hereby is appropriated 
annually for a term of ten years for maintaining electric lights 
in said Lake Winnisquam, at or near the entrance of Winnipe- 
saukee river into said lake. Said sum to be expended under the 
direction of the governor, by and with the consent of the council. 
And the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 165, 166. 155 

CHAPTER 165. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL FOR 
FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN. 

Appropriation of $28,000 for dormitory. 

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

That the sum of twenty-eight thousand dollars be and hereby ^^^Jg-^^^^^"^ 
is appropriated for the erection and furnishings of a building to 
be used for dormitory purposes for the New Hampshire School 
for Feeble-minded Children. The governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his M'arrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwase appropriated. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIERS' 

HOME. 

Appropriation of $30,000. 

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

That the sum of thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the support and maintenance of the New Hamp- 
shire Soldiers' Home and the members thereof from the first day 
of January 1907, to the assembling of the legislature in 1909, 
in addition to such sums as the state may be entitled to receive 
from the general government in aid of the support of disabled 
soldiers and sailors during or for said period, and which the state 
treasurer is hereby authorized to receive and receipt for. The 
sums so appropriated shall be known as the Soldiers' Home fund, 
and shall be subject to the order of the state board of managers, 
and be draAvn upon orders signed by the secretary and counter- 
signed by the governor as provided in the act establishing said 
home. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



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Chapter 3 67. 



1907 



CHAPTER 167. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SECURING THE PROPER TRANSCRIP- 
TION, ANNOTATION AND EDITING OF THE ROYAL COMMISSIONS, 
CHARTERS, CONSTITUTIONS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE SAME WHICH 
HAVE CONSTITUTED THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COLONY, PROVINCE 
OR STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Preamble: work authorized; appropriation of $200. 



Work author- 
ized ; appropri 

rf$2f~ 



ation of $200. 



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

That whereas the federal government has by act of Congress. 
approved June 30, 1906, session Laws 59th Congress, volume 1, 
chapter 3914, page 759, authorized the publication of a compila- 
tion of all the charters and constitutions upon which the federal 
government and the successive governments of the colonies and 
states now constituting the federal government have been founded ; 
and, 

Whereas, it is from all points of view important and necessary 
that the charters and commissions for the government of this 
province in the colonial period as well as the constitution of the 
state and amendments thereto should be presented in the proposed 
work to be published by the federal government in correct form 
with adequate explanations and annotations so that the organic 
form of the state from the beginning may not be incorrectly pre- 
sented, and. 

Whereas, for the purposes here specified the co-operation of the 
state to a limited but reasonable extent is indispensable, therefore. 

The governor and council be authorized and directed to appoint 
some suitable person to eor^ipile, arrange and annotate the charters 
commissions to royal governors and the state constitutions and 
the amendments thereto, constituting the organic law in such 
form as may be approved by the editor of the work on this subject 
about to be published by the federal government, and that for 
this purpose a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars be and is 
hereby appropriated and that the governor be and is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for said sum or so much thereof 
as may be necessary for the purpose aforesaid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 168, 169. 157 

CHAPTER 168. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE A SUM OF MONEY FOR TURNING 
SILVER STREAM INTO SUCCESS POND, SO CALLED, IN THE TOWNSHIP 
OF SUCCESS, AND SCREENING THE OUTLET OF SAID POND. 

Appropriation of $400. 

Resolved hij the Senate anel House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of four hundred dollars ($400) be and the same ^pp^^^*^"^ 
is hereby appropriated and placed at the disposal of the fish and 
game commissioners for the purpose of turning Silver stream into 
Success pond, so called, in the township of Success, and screening 
the outlet of said pond; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same upon any money in the treasjiry 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 169. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO ASSIST THE TOWN OP CLAREMONT IN BITILDING 
A BRIDGE ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. 

Appropriation of $8,000. 

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

That the sum of eight thousand dollars or so much thereof as Approjiriati 
may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to pay one fourth of 
the whole expense in building a free bridge across the Connecticut 
river in said town of Claremont; provided, Jiowever, that the town 
of Weathersfield, in the state of Vermont, appropriates a sum for 
said purpose satisfactory to the said town of Claremont. The 
governor, upon proof satisfactory to him of the appropriation of 
said sum by the said town of Weathersfield. and the completion 
of said bridge in conformity with this act. and of the amount 
expended by said town of Claremont in building the same, is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrants for the payment of a sum 
equal to one fourth of such expenditure, not exceeding said sum 
of eight thousand dollars, out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



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Chapter 170. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 170. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR BUILDING, REPAIRING AND MAINTAINING CER- 
TAIN HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. For new highway in Bethlehem, 

$1,500. 

2. For town road in Springfield, $500. 

3. For Effingham and Ossipee road, 

$1,000. 

4. For Pinkham Notch road in Jack- 

son, $400 : for Warren and Wood- 
stock road, $600. 



Sectiox 

5. For road in Bethlehem, if proper 

assignments made to state, $1,- 
000. 

6. Appropriations charge upon perma- 

nent improvement fund ; act takes 
effect on passage. 



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



For new high- 
way in Bethle- 
hem, $1,.500. 



For town road 
in Springfield, 
$500. 



For Effingham 
and Ossipee 
road. $1,000. 



For Pinkham 
Notch road in 
Jackson, .f40U; 
f <jr Wan-en and 
Woodstock 
road, $600. 



Section 1. The sum of fifteen hundred doUars is hereby appro- 
priated on condition that a sum equal or larger shall be added by 
the town or towns interested, or by local parties, acting jointly or 
severally, for a proposed new highway in the town of Bethlehem 
beginning at a point on the Lafayette road so called, near Gale 
river and extending to the town road in Bethlehem known as the 
Gale River road, at a point near Badger farm, so called, and it 
is farther conditioned that no part of said joint fund shall be 
used to purchase the right of way. 

Sect. 2. The sum of five hundred dollars is hereby appropri- 
ated for the improvement and maintenance of the town road in 
Springfield beginning on the Stony Brook road, so called, where 
the same intersects the George's Mills road, thence passing Baptist 
pond and the residences of Fabens and Phelps to the corner of 
Clough hill, thence westerly and northerly to the road leading 
from West Springfield to Grantham. 

Sect. 3. The sum of one thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated for the improvement and maintenance of the main road 
between Effingham and Ossipee Center, extending from the town 
line between the towns of Ossipee and Effingham southwesterly 
about two and three-quarters miles to a point twenty-six rods 
easterly of the east end of Pine River bridge. 

Sect. 4. The sum of four hundred dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for the improvement and maintenance of 
that part of the Pinkham Notch road which lies in the town of 
Jackson ; the sum of six hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- 
priated for the improvement and maintenance of the Warren and 
Woodstock road, so called, situated in the towns of Warren and 
Woodstock, extending from Breezy Point in the town of Warren 
to the junction of the town road near the G. F. Gordon place in 
the town of Woodstock. 



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Chapter 171. 



159 



Sect. 5. The old town road in Bethlehem leading from a point gorj^^*^ ''^ •<. 

. ^ . Bethlehem, if 

on the Lafayette road, so called, near Gale river, and extending to properiy 
a point on the town road in Bethlehem known as the G-ale River statf!'li,0TO. 
road where said road approaches Gale river, shall be a state high- 
way and shall be constructed and maintained by the state, provided 
that parties over whose unappropriated lands the same may pass, 
or who have any kind of proprietorship in said roads or highways, 
or any part of them, shall on terms satisfactory to the governor 
and council assign the right of way for said highways to the state, 
or such right of way shall be duly appropriated by the state under 
the procedure of the exercise under the right of eminent domain 
as provided in section 11, chapter 35, Laws of 1905, and the method 
of procedure and all matters pertaining to said highways shall 
be the same as is provided for the state highways mentioned in 
said chapter, and the sum of one thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated and made subject to the warrant of the governor to carry 
out 'the purposes of said section 5. 

Sect. 6. The appropriations of sections 1. 2. 3. 4 and 5 shall Appropriations 
be a charge upon the appropriation for the permanent improve- impfovemeut 
ment of highways, made by section 10. chapter 35. Laws of 1905. effect o'^u paf^ 
and this act shall take effect upon its passage. ^^^^' 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 171. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN K. LAW AND OTHERS. 



Section' 

1. Allowances to sundry persons. 

2. For Industrial School, $27,500. 



Sectiok 

3. For purchase of Nasliua armory, 
$27,500; for Concord armory. 

$27,500. 



Besolved h]j the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That John K. Law and William H. Weston be ^JJ,X*"erlons 
allowed the sum of $380 each; that Rev. Joseph E. Robins. Albert ''''' ^p^''^*'^''- 
P. Davis. George A. Rainville. Walter J. A. Ward. William E. 
Thayer, George H. Brigham. Porter Crane. Howard 0. Nelson. 
James H. Brown, William W. Critchett. ^Morris T. Clement be 
allowed the sum of $329 each; that James Loughlin and Edward 
H. Calvert be allowed the sum of $235 each; that Richard P. 
Burke. Frank A. Willey, Arthur F. Bickford. Harry A. Robin.son. 
Harold L. Davis, Bernard W. Carey, be allowed the sum of $188 
each; that Bessie A. Callaghan. Thos. B. Donnelly, Rose Clancy, 



160 Chapter 171. [1907 

Lizzie H. Sanborn and Kate F. Clark be allowed the sum of $376 
each; that George E. Horton and Harry W. Spaulding be allowed 
the sum of $329 each; that J. M. Ahern be allowed the snm of 
$15 ; that Adelaide A. Morrison and Mrs. H. D. Wethern be allowed 
the sum of $100 each ; that Bent & Bush be allowed the sum of 
$21; that George E. Carter be allowed the sum of $62.20; that 
W. P. Goodman be allowed the sum of $16.55; that the Smith 
Premier Typewriter Company be allowed the sum of $15 ; that 
William M. Haggett be allowed the sum of $3; that E. L. Glick 
be allowed the sum of $14.05 ; that the Times Publishing Company 
be alloM^ed the sum of $1 ; that J. H. Benton et at. be allowed the 
sum of $15.18; that B. C. White be allowed the sum of $75; that 
Irene A. Huse be allowed the sum of $150; that Edson C. Eastman 
be allowed the sum of $401.92. That Harrie M. Young, clerk of the 
House of Representatives, and L. Ashton Thorp, clerk of the Senate, 
be allowed the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) each; that 
Martin W. Fitzpatrick. assistant clerk of the Senate, and Arthur 
A. Tyler, assistant clerk of the House of Representatives, be allowed 
the sum of one hundred ($100) each; that the sum of five hun- 
dred dollars in addition to the regular standing appropriation 
be and the same is hereby appropriated for the contingent expenses 
of the governor and council for each of the years nineteen hundred 
and seven and nineteen hundred and eight ; that Leon Hurd. mes- 
senger for the governor and council, be allowed the sum of three 
hundred and eighty dollars ($380). That Loren S. Richardson, 
extra janitor, be allowed the sum of two hundred dollars ($200), 
as salary ; that the Republican State committee be allowed the 
sum of fifty dollars ($50) for rent; that Edson C. Eastman be 
allowed the sum of two hundred and twenty-five dollars and 
eighteen cents ($225.18) ; that Walter L. Jenks & Company be 
allowed the sum of four dollars and thirty-five cents ($4.35) ; that 
George E. Carter be allowed the sum of one hundred and sixty- 
five dollars and eighty -five cents ($165.85) ; that Thomas B. Don- 
nelly be allowed the sum of sixteen dollars and ninety-two cents 
($16.92) ; that J. M. Stewart & Sons Company be allowed the sum 
of one hundred and three dollars and seventy-four cents ($103.74) ; 
that the Telegraph Publishing Company be allowed the sum of 
sixty-five cents ($0.65) ; that George J. Foster & Company be 
allowed the sum of six dollars and twenty-five cents ($6.25) ; that 
the Union Publishing Company be allowed the sum of six hundred 
and ninety-eight dollars and eighteen cents ($698.18) ; that G. S. 
Milton & Company be allowed the sum of eleven dollars and sixty- 
seven cents ($11.67) ; that J. E. Gage be allowed the sum of ten 
dollars and forty cents; that the Sentinel Printing Company be 
allowed the sum of four dollars and fifty cents ($4.50) ; that A. H. 
Britton & Company be allowed the sum of one hundred and thir- 



1907] Chapter 171. IGl 

teen dollars and ten cents ($113.10) ; that Harrj^ G. Emmons be al- 
lowed the sum of ninety cents ($0.90) ; that C. W. Dadmun be al- 
lowed the sum of twenty-one dollars and fifty cents ($21.50) ; that 
Charles H. Swain & Company be allowed the sum of one hundred and 
twenty-three dollars and seventy-one cents ($123.71) ; that W. H. 
Dunlap be allowedthe sum of one dollar and sixty -five cents ($1.65) ; 
that People & Patriot Company be allowed the sum of three hundred 
and ninety-six dollars and sixty-four cents ($396. 64) ; that the 
Monitor & Statesman Company be allowed the sum of six hundred 
and fifteen dollars and thirty cents ($615.30) ; that Tuttle & 
Burroughs be allowed the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) ; 
that Emily Cozzens be allowed the sum of eighty-six dollars and 
fifty cents ($86.50) ; that William M. Haggett be allowed the 
sum of sixty-one dollars and twenty-five cents ($61.25) ; that 
Charles H. Young be allow^ed the sum of one hundred dollars 
($100) ; that George E. Horton be allowed the sum of twelve dol- 
lars and sixty cents ($12.60) ; that the Ideal Stamp Company be 
allowed the sum of tw^o dollars and twenty-five cents ($2.25) ; that 
Michael F. Shea be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars ; that John 
F. Gallagher be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) ; that 
John A. Conway be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) ; 
that Owen Kenney, 2d, be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars 
($75) ; that Timothy F. Horan be allowed the sum of seventy-five 
dollars ($75) ; that John F. Murphy be allowed the sum of seventy- 
five dollars ; that Martin Connor be allowed the sum of seventy-five 
dollars ; for expenses incurred in maintaining their rights severally 
to seats in the house of representatives. That John F. Emery 
be allowed the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ; that 
George W. Parsons be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars 
($75) ; that William F. Giguerre be allowed the sum of one hun- 
dred dollars ($100) ; that Henry E. Rand be allowed the sum of 
ninety dollars; that George M. Paul be allowed the sum of one 
hundred and fifteen dollars ($115) ; that Fred Pickering be allowed 
the sum of one hundred and forty dollars ($140) ; that Omer 
Janelle be allowed the sum of sixteen dollars ($16) ; for establish- 
ing and maintaining their rights severally to seats in the house 
of representatives; that William W. Walker be allowed the sum 
of one hundred dollars, in full payment of salary for attendance 
as member of this house of representatives to February loth, 
1907. 

Sect. 2. That the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hundred For indiistriai 
dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to the State Indus- 
trial School for the purpose of erecting and furnishing an addition 
to and remodelling the interior of the present school building for 
dormitory uses and thereby to facilitate the separation of the older 



162 Chapter 171. [1907 

from the younger inmates, and also of making the necessary repairs 
to said building; and installing additional heating apparatus; the 
same to be expended by the trustees of the State Industrial School. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 
For pvu-chase of Sect. 3. That the sum of twenty-seven thousand five hundred 
mory, $27,500; dollars bc aud the same is hereby appropriated for the purchase 
mory, $27,500. of the armory property and its equipment in the city of Nashua, 
now owned by the Nashua Armory Association, for the use of the 
National Guard now located in said city; and the governor and 
council are hereby authorized to make said purchase in the name 
of the state. Fourteen thousand dollars of said sum shall be paid 
by said state on January 15th, 1908, and the balance of said sum 
on May 1, 1909, and upon payment of the first fourteen thousand 
dollars as above stipulated the governor and council shall contract 
for the purchase of said property. That the sum of twenty-seven 
thousand five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby appro- 
priated for the purpose of constructing and equipping an armory 
in the city of Concord for the use of the National Guard located 
in said city; and the governor and council are hereby authorized 
to make all necessary contracts for plans for construction, comple- 
tion and equipment of the same, said sum to be expended under 
their direction. Fourteen thousand dollars of said sum shall be 
paid by said state on January 15th, 1908, and the balance of said 
sum on May 1, 1909 ; and upon the payment of the first fourteen 
thousand dollars as above stipulated the governor and council shall 
contract for the construction of said building. When said armories 
shall have been purchased, completed and equipped the governor 
shall make all necessary and needful rules and regulations for 
the management of the same. The governor is authorized and 
directed to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 172. 

NAMES CHANGED. 

From January. 1905. to January. 1907, the registers of probate 
returned to the secretary of state the following changes of names 
by the probate courts: 

Rockingham County. — Mary C. Barnard to Mary A. York; Rockingham. 
Agnes i\I. Barney to Agnes Mae Burleigh ; Ella A. Bartlett to Ella 
A. Burldtt; Lucy D. Bartlett to Lucy D. Bell (adpt.) ; Augusta 
W. Bean to Augusta W. Evans ; Mabel Bennett to I\Iae Belle Whit- 
ney (adpt.) ; Amelia Binette to Marguerite St. Onge (adpt.) ; Betsey 
Burleigh to Bessie Rowell (adpt.) ; Grace L. Dunn to Grace L. 
Folsom; Oscar Ehrlieh to Oscar Eldredge; Florence B. Fogg to 
Florence B. Batchelder (adpt.) ; Estelle Frye to Ellis F. I\Iuch- 
more (adpt.); Fred Gaonett to Fred Gowan; Helen S. Hart to 
Helen Climena Thompson (adpt.) ; Minnie G. Hubley to Minnie 
G. Berry; Ida INIay Jenks to Pauline Cecil Fiske (adpt.) ; Arthur 
W. Johnson to Arthur W. Carter (adpt.) ; ]\Iabel Berton Keating 
to ]\label Berton Steele; Lillian Elizabeth Pease to Lillian Eliza- 
beth Locke (adpt.) ; George Rankin to George Norton Robinson 
(adpt.) ; Edward A. Richardson to Edward A. Shute; Martha Ann 
Seaton to Martha Ann Boyd. 

Strafford County. — Francenia J. Bickford to Francenia J. ^'-^'^o^^- 
Gordon ; Bessie May Carlton to Bessie May IMcArdle (adpt.) ; Nellie 
Francis Foss to Nellie Francis Nute; Muriel L. Gilbert to Muriel 
Louise McDuffee (adpt.) ; Thereas Hanaford to Ruth Waterhouse 
(adpt.) ; Elsie Maude Hayes to Elsie INIaude Hayes Berry (adpt.) ; 
Mary A. Maberry to IMary A. Simonds; Doris Helene ]Meserve to 
Doris Helene Blaisdell (adpt.) ; Sadie E. ^Moynihan to Sadie E. 
Foss; JairiLs E. Strong to Edward Jairus Strong; George Almon 
Thayer to George Almon Hoyt (adpt.) ; Beatrice Webber to Bea- 
trice Wormhood (adpt.). 

Belknap County. —Grace Young Arnold to Grace Lorenda Beikuap. 
Young; William Bacon to William Cyrus Plaisted; Margaret J. 
Bickmore to IMargaret J. Lucas; Julia Etta Cohen to Julia Etta 
Worcester; Ellen S. Dame to Ellen S. Smith; Florence Dow to 
Florence Emerson Elkins; Gertrude M. Folkins to Gertrude M. 
Greenleaf; Rosa IMay Gayette to Rosa May Hamel; Edward Hill 
to Edward Wilfred Boulav ; Harold Jenness to Harold Scott 
Downing: Grace Jennings to Grace Parker Jennings; Thomas F. 
Page to Frederick T. Page; E. Estelle Perkins to E. Estelle Crock- 
ett; Bertha F. Perry to Bertha F. Corliss; Ella Swasev to Ella 



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Hillsborough. 



A. B. Morrison; Alice J. West to Alice J. AVilkinson; Elma Capi- 
tolia Young to Elma Capitolia Heath. 

Carroll County. — Abbie E. Brown to Abbie E. Brann; Alberta 
C. Conner to Alberta C. Davis; Leon C. Grace to Leon C. Ricleout; 
Harry A. Kimball to Archie H. Tebbetts. 

Merrimack County. — Ellen A. Allen to Ellen A. Swift ; Blanch 
E. Bogardns to Blanch E. Sargent; Ivah P. Crosier to Iva L. 
Pillsbnry ; Olive Gertrude Demerritt to Olive Gertrude Batchelder ; 
May F. Dill to Mary F. McHarg; Bessie Elizabeth Fenton to 
Bessie Fenton Dow; George Edward Fleury to George Edward 

Brace; Ida May Gerry to Ida May King; Greenlaw to 

Richard Edwin Chase; Frank S. Haggerty to Frank S. jMerrill; 
Ruth A. Haggerty to Ruth A. Merrill; Florence Hazel Howe to 
Florence Hazel Bacon ; Anna E. C. Jameson to Anna E. C. Wess- 
man; Ralph F. Jameson to Ralph Lewis Cleveland; Daniel W. 
Keniston to Daniel W. Danforth; Alice T. Kilburn to Alice T. 
Connor; Ella Angie LeBaron to Ella May LeBaron; Arthur J. 
Lynch to Arthur J. Curtis ; Beatrice ]\tiner to Ruby IMay Tobie ; 
Mary A. Parker to INIary A. AVhitten ; Bessie Jenkins Potter to 
Bessie Jenkins ; Annie Roberts to Ethel May Curtis ; Rosie ]M. 
Royce to Rosie ]\I. Osier; Hattie Bell Staples to Hattie Bell Gar- 
land ; Lena Bell Staples to Lena Bell Robinson ; Emily Whittemore 
to Emil.y May Whittemore. 

Hillsborough County. — Peter Antonopontos to Sylvanus P. A. 
Anthony; Sarah Balfour to Delight Heath Peck; Slary Hannah 
Beard to ]\Iary Hannah Beard Stafford; Ida May Blaisdell to Ida 
May Frances Robinson ; Georgia Anna Bolger to Georgia May 
Caron; Anetta Bornies to Anetta ^Merrill; Gertrude E. Brickey to 
Gertrude Evylin Smith; Viola Irene Brown to Viola Irene Hatch; 
Harold Francis Burchell to Harold Francis LaRoche ; Dorothy 
Chisholm to JMildred Ayer; Elizabeth May Cook to Elizabeth May 
McLane ; Christena Doucette to Christena Pierce ; INIar jorie M. 
Fenton to Mar jorie M. Dow ; John William Fitzpatrick to John 
William Fitts; Maria Ida Gendron to Yvonne Roberge; Judson 
R. Hebert to Judson R. Bachelder; Nellie Wing Howe to Nellie 
Winter Howe ; Vartivar Ingian to Vartivar j\L Injian ; Alma Jan- 
drin to Eva Bernadette Pellissier; Etta Lemel Keith to Etta 
Lemmell Robinson ; Louis Kent to Philip Theodore Lamoy ; George 
Walter Lavoie to Ernest Walter Gates ; INIona Manning Leonard to 
Mona May ]\Ianning ; Michael Lyons to Lawrence Elwood Wright ; 
Jennie R. Madden to Jennie R. St. Clair ; Delia IMerritt to Delia Vina 
Desrosiers; S. Gertrude Morris to Gertrude Carpenter; Louise Neal 
to Marion Louise Henderson ; Bertha J. Ontwait to Bertha J. 
Blethen; Louis Parent to Louis Boisvert; ]\Iary E. Peacock to JMary 
E. Fletcher; Mary Alice Phippard to Mary Alice Fanning; William 
Premke to William Wiley Walton ; Martha Ann Roberts to J.Iartha 



1907] Chapter 172. 165 

Ann Badser; Helen E. Robinson to flelen E. Secomb ; Regina Rob- 
inson to Christina Antoinette Dumas; Emma Winnifred Schimmel 
to Emma Winnifred Magoon ; Harry I. Stevens to Harry I. La- 
port ; Rose Emma Stone to Rose Emma Hunter ; Martha Jane Web- 
ster Sulloway to IMartha Jane Webster; Frances Eugene White to 
Charles Thayer Caswell ; Ethel Tola Whittemore to Ethel lola Ham- 
mond ; Frederick A. Whittemore to Frederick A. Hammond ; Alma 
Jabinda Wright to Alma Jabinda Porter. 

Cheshire County. — Ashley Albert Alger to Maurice Albert Cheshire. 
Alger; Philander Boyce to Philip Boyce; Maude A. Brewer to 
Maude A. Kempton; Nina Elizabeth Cooke to Nina Elizabeth 
Tenney; Louis Everett Efifingham to Herbert Yardley; Maud N. 
Fitzgerald to Maud N. Blake ; Frederick Frink to Frederick Car- 
lyle ^lessenger ; Jennie Louise Kennedy to Hazel Turner Chamber- 
lain ; Lola J. Kenyon to Ida Estella Priest ; Emma L. Lowell to 
Emma L. Barcomb; Charles Mansur to Charles Mansur Taylor; 
Lucv 1^1. Phelps to Lucy I\L Caryl; Nellie J. Plumb to Nellie J. 
LeClair; Mary Jane Sargent to Mary Jane Champney; Viola 
Hathaway Sawyer to Viola Hathaway Gunn; Gardner Gladstone 
Seaver to Gardner Hill Seaver; Lucy E. Thomas to Lucy E. Fish; 
Albert Henry Wheeler to Albert Henry Jennison; Pauline Olive 
Wheeler to Pauline Olive Wellington; Helen Wilson to Eleanor 
Dodge ; Herbert Yardley to Louis Everett Effingham. 

Sullivan County. — Elizabeth D. Ball to Elizabeth D. George; Suiuvan. 
Mary E. Blanchard to Mary E. Pettingill; Vielet :\Iay Glynn to 
Mabel May Adams; Chester S. Hooper to Chester S. Gilbert; 
Charles Henry Hoyt to Charles Henry Hook ; Richard Nelson ]March 
to Richard Nelson Bean; Rayman R. Walker to Rayman Henry 
Huntley. 

Grafton County. — Aaron Ralph Avery to Ralph Karl Flan- Graftoa. 
ders; Andrew Cunningham Bingham to Andrew Wood Bingham; 
James Woods Bingham to James Cunningham Bingham; Don F. 
Bixby to Don F. Winn ; Lulu jMabel Blood to Lulu ^Mabel Lathrop ; 
Charles E. Deal to Charles E. Manuel; Helen E. Decato to Helen 
E. Stockbridge; Forest French to Wilbur Gordon Hunter; Louise 
Marguerite French to Marguerite Louise French Whitcher; Mary 
A. Garland to Mary A. Pills1)ury; Lawrence Fayette Hale to Law- 
rence Fayette Brooks; Vivian Alice Hale to Vivian Alice Brooks; 
Virginia Howland Howard to Ruth Packard Kloss: Marie Louise 
Ingraham to Marie Louise IMurray; Louise M. Johnson to Louise 
M. Howe; Bessie W. Kingsland to Bessie W. Baker; Lucy M. 
Kinsley to Lucy M. Kenneston; Ruth Packard Kloss to Ruth Addie 
Hatch; Jennie M. Lamb to Jennie M. Heath; Edith V. Marrs to 
Edith V. Jameson ; Frank INIontgomery to Frank Robert Hannett ; 
Maud Eileen Peaslee to Maud Eileen Mann ; Sarah Peck to Sarah 
Riley ; William Kelsea Place to William Kelsea Franklin ; Etta 



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May Rigney to Etta May Benton ; Nellie St. John to Helen Louise 
Gaehaett; Viola ]\I. Skinner to Viola M. Cole; Ethel Sweat to 
Ethel Brown; Ida M. Young to Ida M. Spooner. 

Coos County. — Jesse James Donahue to Jesse James Tellington ; 
Arthur Otis Graves to Arthur Otis Barrows ; Eve Mildred Graves 
to Glades Belknap Lary; John Loren Graves to John Loren Bar- 
rows; Richard Lewis Graves to Richard Lew^s Barrows; Walter 
Clifton Graves to Walter Clifton Barrow^s; Eva A. Keazer to Eva 
A. Holden ; Hayes Lane to Herman Lane Davis ; Joseph Eben 
Little to Joseph Eben Thorn; Ryan M. Little to Alfred Ryan 
Anderson; Lida A. Mclntire to Lida A. Cook; George C. Parlow 
to George C. Chaffee. 



Rockiugliara 



Belknap. 



OaTToll. 
MerrimafK. 



Hillsl)orongli. 



From January, 1905, to January, 1907, the registers of probate 
returned to the secretary of state the following changes of names 
by the superior court in divorce proceedings : 

Rockingham County. — Carrie A. Eckert to Carrie A. Gove; 
Mary S. Hooke to Mary S. Whittier; Mary L. Lewis to Mary L. 
Emerson; Mabel D. Lord to Mabel D. Thurlow; Ida Mooney to 
Ida Larock ; Christiana B. Poirier to Christiana B. Purington ; M. 
Aspinwall Smith to IMargaret ]M. Aspinwall ; Samina R. Smith 
to Samina R. Jones; Mary 0. Witham to Mary 0. Arnold. 

Belknap County. — Ethel E. Connolly to Ethel E. Ordway; 
Nellie M. Scribner to Nellie M. Webster. 

Carroll County. — Nellie M. Horn to Nellie i\I. Fall. 

Merrimack County. — Jennette F. Blake to Jennette F. Werby ; 
Cora B. Carpenter to Cora B. Gilford; Addie M. Chevalier to 
Addie M. Carter; Amanda Daudelin to Amanda Clement; Anna 
Jameson to Anna Wessman; Gertrude L. Lattimer to Gertrude 
Louisa Clark; Lillian F. Meeks to Lillian F. Clark; Clara M. 
Morency to Clara M. Longley ; Julia B. Powell to Julia B. Lamb ; 
Bessie A. Randall to Bessie A. Hall; Hulda H. Ryberg to Huldah 
H. Soderblom ; Florence ]\I. Shenks to Florence INI. Phelps. 

Hillsborough County. — Lillian IMay Bagley to Lillian ]\Iay 
Warren ; Almina F. Baldwin to Almina Foote ; Rose Beauregard 
to Rose Picard; Sarah E. Bonnell to Sarah E. Stone; Jennie A. 
Bushey to Jennie A. Bennett; Ina IM. Davis to Ina M. Plummer; 
Emma S. Dudley to Emma S. Tinney ; Mina C. Dutton to JNIina 
C. Culling; Katie Haley to Katie Mahoney; Martha J. Hawkins 
to Martha J. Hackett ; Blanche R. Hebert to Blanche R. Bachelder ; 
Mayme F. Kenyonto Mayme F. Baker; Parsha S. Mara to Parsha 
Sutton ; Vitaline Martin to Vitaline Benoit ; Ruth B. IMcCabe to 
Eva M. McCauley to Eva M. Stevens; Florence L. 



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Miles to Florence L. Foster; Friederica M. J. Miller to Friederiea 
M. J. Hegewald ; Hortense Moquin to Hortense Larandeaii ; Jennie 
E. Norton to Jennie E. AVhitlock; Carrie A. Prescott to Carrie A. 
Fuller ; Laura A. Richards to Laura A. Fitch ; Harriet L. H. Ridge 
to Harriet L. H. Nutt; Hannah A. Roberts to Hannah A. Bennett; 
Lizzie Seymour to Lizzie Lothrop ; Cora N. Smith to Cora N. 
Currier; Ethel L. Teehan to Ethel L. Dolloph. 

Sullivan County.— Nellie E. Baker to Nellie E. Litchfield; SuUivan. 
Lena E. Hanaford to Lena E. Bronson; Cora B. Nickerson to 
Cora B. Cress.y; Blanche J. Werry to Blanche J. Boyce. 

Grafton County. — Grace M. Annis to Grace M. Dexter; Julia Grafton. 
M. Buskey to Julia Manning; Lucinda ]\L Delworth to Lucinda 
M. Shores ; Belle F. Farnham to Belle F. Rinehart ; Julia M. Greene 
to Julia Maybrey Aldrich ; Myra Ladouceure to Myra Macy ; Jennie 
M. Parker to Jennie M. Heath ; Ella M. Randle to Ella ]\Iay Wood ; 
Anna E. Riley to Anna E. Coughlin; Eva M. Sulham to Eva M. 
Waterman; Bertha A. Wilson to Bertha Addie Cross; Clara K, 
Woodruff to Clara K. Rowe. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 173. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE TOWN MEETING HELD IN CORNISH NOVEM- 
BER 6. 1906. 



Warrant and 

proceedings 

legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section' 

1. Warrant and proceedings legalized. 



SliCTION 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the selectmen's warrant for the calling of the 
town meeting of the town of Cornish for November 6, 1906 and 
their acts and proceedings in regard to the same and all acts and 
proceedings of the voters at said meeting are hereby legalized and 
made valid. 

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

[Approved January 2-1, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 174. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FIRST METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF 
ROCHESTER, N. H. TO ESTxVBLISH AN ENDOWMENT FUND. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 



Section 

2. Takes efl'eet on passage. 



Authority 
granted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The First ]\Iethodist Episcopal Church of Rochester, 
N. H. is hereby authorized to establish and maintain an endow- 
ment fund of twenty thousand dollars, to be known as the Solomon 
Evans endowment fund. The annual income from said fund to 
be used by said church for church purposes. 

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

[Approved January 31. 1907.] 



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169 



CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE RYEGATE PAPER COMPANY TO INCREASE ITS 
CAPITAL STOCK. 



Section 

1. Increase authorized. 



.Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Ryegate Paper Company, a corporation chartered increase 
by the State of New Hampshire, and organized with a capital *^ ^^^^ 
stock of two hundred thousand dollars, is hereby authorized and 
empowered to increase its capital stock from two hundred thousand 
dollars to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ; such increase 
of fifty thousand dollars to be divided into five hundred shares 
of the par value of one hundred dollars each. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved January 31. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 176. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TIME OF THE ELECTION OF THE SUPERIN- 
TENDENT OF SCHOOLS IN THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. To be elected 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. The superintendent of public instruction, otherwise To be elected 
called the superintendent of schools in the city of Portsmouth, shall May! ^ ™ 
hereafter be elected by the board of instruction at its regular 
monthly meeting in May, or as soon thereafter as is practicable 
in each year, instead of in the month of July as now provided; 
and he shall hold his office for one year from the first day of July 
next following said month of iVIay or until his successor is elected 
and qualified in his stead. 

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

Oil passasje. 

[Approved February 5, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE AMOSKEAG MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO 
INCREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Section 

1. Increas 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Increase 
avithorized. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genf>ral Court convened: 

Section 1. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company is hereby 
authorized to increase its capital stock by an amount not exceeding 
two million dollars, so that the total authorized capital stock shall 
be an amount not exceeding six million dollars. 

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

[Approved February 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 178. 



an act to incorporate the cuaremont SAVINGS bank of clare- 

MONT. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers and duties. 

3. May hold real estate. 

4. Election of trustees, etc. 



Section 

5. Duties of trustees. 

6. Salaries; profits, how divided. 

7. Meetings of corporation. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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

coSmM Section 1. That James L. Rice, Leonard Jarvis. Hermon Holt, 

Thomas W. Fry. Henry C. Hawkins, Jr., James E. Ellis. 0. Duane 
Quimby, and Henry K. Jenney, 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 Claremont Savings Bank, to be located at Clare- 
mont, in our county of Sullivan, for the purpose of establishing 
and maintaining a mutual savings bank, and by the name and 
style aforesaid may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 
judgment and execution, and shall be vested with all the powers, 
rights, and privileges, and subject to all the duties and liabilities 
which, by the laws of this state, are or may become incident to 
corporations of a like nature. 



1907] Chapter 178. 171 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or Powers and 
persons, corporations or associations disposed to enjoy the advan- 
tages of said savings bank any deposit or deposits of money not 
exceeding the snm of $5,000 from any one person, corporation or 
association except when made for the pnrpose of creating a sinking 
fund, subject to the by-laws of said savings bank ; and may manage, 
use and improve the same for the benefit of the depositors in such 
manner as shall be convenient or necessary for the security and 
profitable investment thereof under the restrictions of the laws 
regulating the investment and management of such funds ; and all 
deposits, together with the net income and profits, may be with- 
drawn at such reasonable times, in such manner and proportions, 
and subject to such equitable rules and regulations as said corpora- 
tion may from time to time by its by-laws prescribe, not incom- 
patible with the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire by May how real 
foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise such real estate as savings 
banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of this state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under this act ^^^^^^ ^^e 
and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, 
by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as members 
of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those who are, 
at the time of such election, members thereof. At the first 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 ofifice until others are elected and qualified in their 
stead. The management of the business of said savings bank shall 
be committed to said trustees under the restrictions of the by- 
laws and the laws of the state. Any vacancy in the board of 
trustees may be filled at a special meeting of said corporation called 
for that purpose. Said corporation, at its first meeting, shall enact 
such by-laws for the government and management of its business 
as shall not be incompatible with the laws of the state, and may 
from time to time, at the annual meetings or at a special meeting 
called for that purpose, alter and amend the same ; but no by-law 
or regulation shall take effect or be in force until the same shall 
have been approved by the bank commissioners. Said corporation 
shall, at its first meeting, adopt a common seal, which may be 
changed and renewed at pleasure, and all deeds, conveyances, 
grants, covenants, and agreements made by the president of said 
bank, or any other person, acting under the authority of the board 
of trustees, shall be good and valid in law. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall qualify in the manner prescribed Duties of tms- 
by law. They shall annually choose one of their number as presi- *®^*' 
dent of said bank. They shall also annually choose a treasurer 



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Salaries'; divi- 
sion of profits. 



Meetings. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



and such other officers, clerks, agents, and servants as may be neces- 
sary for the proper management of the business of said bank, and 
may remove the same at pleasure. A majority of the trustees shall 
constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive any com- 
pensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive any 
emolument therefrom; provided, however, that a reasonable com- 
pensation shall be paid to the officers of said bank and others 
necessarily employed in transacting its business, and provided 
further that no expense for salaries or operating expenses shall 
be charged from the principal or earnings of said bank until the 
earnings shall have become sufficient to meet its operating expenses 
and to pay dividends of three per cent, per annum. No special 
deposits shall be received or special rates of interest allowed to 
any depositor, but all the profits arising from said business shall 
be equitably divided among the depositors at such times and in 
such manner as the trustees may determine, after deducting there- 
from the necessary charges and expenses and a proper sum for 
the establishment of a guaranty fund. 

Sect. 7. The first meeting of this corporation shall be called 
by any two of said incorporators within two years from the passage 
of this act, by notice in writing wdthin one week of said meeting 
sent through the mail to the other incorporators, and all subsequent 
meetings of said corporation shall be notified by a like written or 
printed notice mailed to each member of said corporation signed 
by the president of said bank, or by publication in some newspaper 
published in said Claremont at least one week prior to such meet- 
ing. Special meetings of the corporation may be called at any 
time by the president or any three of the trustees, but no business 
shall be transacted at a special meeting unless the subject thereof 
shall have been stated in the call for said meeting. 

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

[Approved February 13, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 179, ISO. 



173 



CHAPTER 179. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OP THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, AUTHORIZING SAID COMPANY TO IN- 
CREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Section 

1. lucreas 



Skc'tion 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



That the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company increase 

* authorized. 



Section 1 
may increase its capital stock from time to time to an amount not 
exceeding the sum of two millions of dollars in the whole, and the 
charter of said company is hereby amended to conform hereto. 

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

[AiDproved February 14, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 180. 



AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
LACONIA POWER COMPANY " PASSED MARCH THE NINTH, 1905. 



Section 

1. Corporate name changed. 

2. Increase of capital stock. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The name of the Laconia Power Company is hereby ^aSe'ehln^ed 
changed to the Laconia Light and Power Company. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to increase its increase of 
capital stock to a sum not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars. 

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



[Approved February 20, 1901 



passage. 



174 



Chapters 181, 182. 
CHAPTER 181. 



[1907 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OP THE WHITEFIELD BANK & TRUST 
COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporate name changed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporate 
name changed. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the corporate name of the said Whitefield 
Bank & Trust Company be amended by inserting the word Sav- 
ings so that the title shall read The AVhitefield Savings Bank & 
Trust Company. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 154 OF THE LAWS OF 1877, 
ENTITLED '^AN ACT TO INCORPORATE TRUSTEES OF THE HOME FOR 
INDIGENT WOMEN." 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 154 of the Laws of 1877 is hereby amended 
by striking out of section 2 of said chapter, the words "fifty 
thousand" and adding in place thereof the words, two hundred 
and fifty thousand, so that as amended, said section 2 shall read 
as follows ; Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to take charge 
of and maintain a home for indigent women, and may acquire and 
hold, or alienate real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding 
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907] 



ChxVpters 183. 184. 



175 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE CONCORD SAFE DEPOSIT & 
TRUST COMPANY AND AUTHORIZING AN INCREASE OF ITS CAPITAL 
STOCK. 



Section 



changed; increase authorized. 



Skctiok 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The name of the Concord Safe Deposit & Trust ?^*^/Je^^°^^*^ = 
Company, a corporation created by Laws of 1891, chapter 218, authorized. 
shall be and hereby is changed to that of the Concord Trust Com- 
pany, by which name it shall be known and transact its business ; 
and said corporation is hereby authorized to increase its capital 
stock to an amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars. 

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

^ clause; act 

are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect on its passage. takes effect 
[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 184. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PISCATAQUA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; 

2. Capital stock. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Adoption of by-laws. 

5. How taxed. 

6. Subject to repeal; act takes effect 

on passage. 



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



constituted ; 

Hobbs, Calvin Page, John W. Emery, Fred H. Ward and Wallace purposes. 
D. Smith, their associates, successors and assigns be, and hereby 
are, incorporated and made a body politic by the name of the 
Piscataqua 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 insur- 
ance against losses by fire, lightning, and tornado. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of ten Capital stock. 
thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, 
with liberty to increase such capital to not exceeding tM^o hundred 
thousand dollars. 



176 



Chapter 185. 



1907 



First meeting. 



Adoption of 
by-laws. 



Sect. 3. The first meeting of the members of said corporation 
may be called to be holden in Portsmouth in our county of Rock- 
ingham by any two of said grantees giving notice thereof in some 
newspaper published in said Portsmouth at least ten days before 
the day named for said meeting; or it may be holden at any time 
and place by agreement of all the members of said corporation 
made in writing signed by them. 

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 busi- 



How taxed. Sect. 5. Said corporation shall be taxed in the manner provided 

by law for the taxation of other fire insurance companies. 
Subject to Sect. 6. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or 

repeal ; act i,. ii- ini ne j_ 

takes effect ou repeal this act, and this act shall take ettect upon its passage. 

passage . 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF ROXBURY IN RELATION TO 
TAXATION FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Exempted from asse.ssment of schnol 



Maj- contract for tuition of children. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

ft-om^assess- SECTION 1. The Selectmen of the town of Roxbury are hereby 

mentof school exempted during the years of 1907 and 1908 from the requirements 

of chapter 88, section 1. of the Public Statutes as amended by 

chapter 48 of the session Laws of 1905, relating to the assessment 

of taxes for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. The school board is authorized to contract with other 
districts for the proper schooling of children and to pay for the 
same out of school money. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the fore- 
ac"t takes effect going are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



May contract 
for tuition. 



Repealing 
clause ; 



1907] Chapter 186. 177 

CHAPTER 186. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 192 OF THE LAWS OF 1897 
ENTITLED ''AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRANITE SAVINGS BANK 
OP MILFORD.'^ 

Section 1. Vacancies in board of trustees, how filled. 

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

Section 1. Section 4 of said act is hereby amended by striking ^^^^^^^f^^^^^f,. 
out the words, ''Any vacancy in the board of trustees may be tees, how mied. 
filled at a special meeting of said corporation called for that pur- 
pose," and inserting in place thereof the following, Any vacancy 
in the board of trustees may be filled by the remaining trustees at 
any regular meeting; so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under 
this act, and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power 
to elect by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons 
as members of this corporation not exceeding fifty, including those 
who are, at the time of such election, members thereof. At the 
first meeting of said corporation, and at each subsequent annual 
meeting, there shall be chosen in the same manner, from among 
the members, a clerk and a board of trustees not exceeding nine in 
number, who shall hold their office until others are elected and 
qualified in their stead. The management of the business of said 
savings bank shall be committed to said trustees under the restric- 
tions of the by-laws and the laws of the state. Any vacancy in the 
board of trustees may be filled by the remaining trustees at any 
regular meeting. Said corporation, at its first meeting, shall enact 
such by-laws for the government and management of its business 
as shall not be incompatible with the laws of the state, and may, 
from time to time, at the annual meetings, or at a special meeting 
called for that purpose, alter and amend the same ; but no by-law 
or regulation shall take effect or be in force until the same shall 
have been approved by the bank commissioners. Said corporation 
shall, at its first meeting, adopt a common seal, which may be 
changed and renewed at pleasure, and all deeds, conveyances, 
grants, covenants, and agreements made by the president of said 
bank, or any other person acting under the authority of the board 
of trustees, shall be good and valid in law. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



178 



Chapters 187, 188. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN TO ISSUE BONDS 
TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSE AND FUND THE INDEBTEDNESS ARISING 
FROM THE PURCHASE OF THE RIGHTS AND FRANCHISES OF THE 
CHARLESTOWN WATER AND SEWER COMPANY AND THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF THE WATER SYSTEM OF SAID TOWN. 



Section 
1. Issue of bonds 



Section' 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Issue of bonds 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That the town of Charlestowu is hereby authorized 
to fund the indebtedness arising from the purchase of the rights 
and franchises of the Charlestown Water and Sewer Company 
and the construction of the water system of said town by issuing 
its bonds of such kinds and denominations payable at such times 
and places not exceeding twenty years from date of issue with 
interest semi-annually at a rate not exceeding four per cent, per 
annum payable in gold coin or other lawful currency of the United 
States to an amount not exceeding fifty-five thousand dollars as 
by a majority vote of the persons present and voting at an annual 
meeting of said town duly called and held for the purpose it 
may authorize and may exempt the same from taxation and may 
provide a sinking fund for the payment thereof which shall not 
be used for any other purpose. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 188. 

Sr ACT IN amendment of chapter 9, LAWS of 1831, ENTITLED 
"an act to incorporate THE TRUSTEES OF THE NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE AND VERMONT METHODIST ANNUAL CONFERENCE." 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 



Section* 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 9 of the Laws of 1831 
be and the same is hereby amended by striking .^out all after the 
word "provided" in said section 4, and inserting in place thereof 



1907] Chapter 189. 179 

the following: that the whole amount thereof do not exceed the 
sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be used for 
charitable, educational, benevolent, and religious purposes under 
the direction of the said New Hampshire Conference of the 
IMethodist Episcopal Church, so that said section when amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 4. And be it further enacted that 
the corporation by this act created shall have the power to receive, 
hold, and alienate at pleasure any land, hereditaments, goods or 
chattels, and other things of whatever nature, and also to have, 
accept, and receive any rents, profits, annuities or legacies for 
themselves or their successors in fee simple or otherwise in trust 
for the use of said corporation, provided that the whole amount 
thereof does not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars to be used for charitable, educational, benevolent, and reli- 
gious purposes under the direction of the said New Hampshire 
Conference of the IMethodist Episcopal Church. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jn pTss^a^e!* 

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 189. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE PROPERTY OF THE METHODIST 
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN BANK VILLAGE IN THE TOWN OF NEW 
IPSWICH. 

Sectiox I Section' 

1. Sale authorized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. James Bolton, Susan ]\I. Hevwood and Charles H. Saie author- 
ized. 
Pratt acting trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Bank 

Tillage in the town of New Ipswich are hereby authorized to dis- 
pose by public or private sale of the real estate held by them in 
trust for the church society in that village, this society having 
been disbanded and the property having been for j^ears unused, 
and to pay the proceeds of such sale to the New Hampshire 
Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church within whose bounds 
the property is located, in conformity with the rules and laws 
of the jMethodist Episcopal Church relating to abandoned and 
unused church property. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



180 



Chapters 190, 191. 



1907 



CHAPTER 190. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF SALEM TO FUND ITS DEBT BY THE 
ISSUE OF BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 

2. Form of bonds, etc. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Issue of bo uds 
authorized. 



Form of bonds, 
etc. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The said town of Salem, for the purpose of funding 
and refunding its existing indebtedness, and for the extension 
of its water system, is hereby authorized and empowered to author- 
ize its selectmen to hire money to the aggregate amount of sixty 
thousand dollars, and to issue its bonds therefor, made payable 
not more than twenty years from their issue, bearing interest semi- 
annually at a rate not to exceed four and one half per cent, per 
annum, with interest coupons annexed ; and to exempt said bonds 
from taxation when held by inhabitants of said town of Salem. 

Sect. 2. Said bonds shall be made payable to bearer at the 
office of the treasurer of the town, or at the office of E. H. Rollins 
& Son, Boston, Mass., signed by the selectmen of the town or a 
majority thereof, countersigned by the treasurer for the time 
being, and shall have the corporate seal of the town affixed thereto. 
Said bonds may be in the form, so far as applicable, prescribed in 
chapter 43 of the Laws of 1895 called the "Municipal Bonds Act 
of 1895," and may contain a provision for the payment, at the 
election of the town, in periods of ten, fifteen or twenty years. 

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

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 191. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LEBANON CENTER VILLAGE FIRE PRE- 
CINCT TO REFUND ITS BONDED INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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



Issue of bonds 
authorized. 



Section 1. The Lebanon Center Village Fire Precinct, in Leba- 
non, in this state, is hereby authorized to issue bonds to such an 
amount as the precinct may vote, not to exceed the sum of forty 



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Chapter 192. 



181 



thousand dollars, payable at such times and with such rates of 
interest as said precinct shall determine, and to use or sell the same 
for the purpose of paying the bonds of the precinct now outstand- 
ing as the same shall become due and payable. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 192. 



AN ACT TO RATIFY CERTAIN ACTION OF THE LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL 
DISTRICT, AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID DISTRICT TO ISSUE BONDS TO 
COVER ITS INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 

1. Prior acts ratified. 

2. Issue of bonds authorized. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The votes and resolutions of the Lebanon High Mwaets 

° ratified. 

School District, in Lebanon, in this state, at its annual meetmgs 
in March, 1905, and March, 1906, with reference to the purchase 
of a lot of land, the erection thereon of a high school building 
and furnishing the same ; and all acts, contracts and obligations 
done and made by its committee and board of education in that 
behalf, are hereby ratified and made legal and binding upon said 
district. 

Sect. 2. Said district is hereby authorized to issue its bonds i^^ue of bonds 

•' . authorized. 

to cover its indebtedness not to exceed at any one time the sum of 
thirtj^ thousand dollars, payable at such times and with such rates 
of interest as said district shall determine, and such bonds shall 
be legal and binding upon said district. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



182 



Chapter 193. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 193. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE VILLAGE OP NORTH WALPOLE TO FUND ITS 
DEBT BY THE ISSUE OF BONDS EXEMPT FROM TAXATION. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 

2. Form of bonds, etc. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

autho^e^d""^^ Section 1. The said village of North Walpole for the purpose 
of funding and refunding its existing indebtedness, and for the 
extension of its water system, is hereby authorized and empowered 
to authorize its commissioners to hire money to the aggregate 
amount of fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, and to issue its bonds 
therefor, made payable not more than twenty years from their 
issue, bearing interest semi-annually at a rate not to exceed four 
(4) per centum per annum, with interest coupons annexed; and to 
exempt said bonds from taxation when owned by inhabitants of 
the town of Walpole. 

Form of bonds, Sect. 2. Said bouds shall be made payable to bearer at the 
office of the treasurer of said village, signed by the commissioners 
of said village or a majority thereof, countersigned by the treasurer 
for the time being, and shall have the corporate seal of the village 
affixed thereto. Said bonds may be in the form, so far as applicable, 
prescribed in chapter 43 of the Laws of 1895, called the "Municipal 
Bonds Act of 1895, ' ' and may contain a provision for the payment, 
at the election of said village, in periods of ten, fifteen, or twenty 
years. 

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

on passage. '■ ° 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 194, 195. 



1S3 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT ENABLING THE TOWN OF LANDAFP TO TURN OVER CERTAIN 
MONEY TO THE TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Landaff is hereby authorized and ''^^^^^te^^^ 
empowered by vote of the town to turn over to the school district 
of the to\^Ti of Landaff for school purposes a certain sum of money 
deposited with the Lisbon Savings Bank and Trust Company of 
Lisbon, New Hampshire, and known as the Landaff school fund. 

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

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 195. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SECOND ADVENT CHURCH AND SOCIETY 
OF SUGAR HILL, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Power to hold property. 

3. Adoption of by-laws, etc. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Repealing claus 

on passage. 



azt takes effect 



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

Section 1. Charles J. Jepperson. Austin J. Batchelder, Frank ^l^^^^^^^f^T 
L. Richardson, Silas Wells, George W. Wells, David ]\I. Aldrich, 
Levi M. Campbell, Darius Quimby, their associates and successors, 
are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
Second Advent Church and Society of Sugar Hill, New Hamp- 
shire, and shall have and enjoy all the powers and privileges, and 
be subject to all of the liabilities incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may acquire, by purchase or other- Power to hold 
wise, real and personal estate, to an amount not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars ; it may receive and hold gifts, donations, bequests, 
and devises made to it; it may accept, receive and hold any and 



184 



Chapter 196. 



[1907 



Adoption of 
by-laws. 



First meetiug. 



Repealing 
clause ; 

act takes effect 
on passage. 



all property, whether real, personal, or mixed bequeathed and 
devised by Chandler B. Parker by will, hold the same in trast and 
carry out the intentions of said testator according to the provisions 
of his will. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt regulations for its own 
government in the form of a constitution or by-laws, or both, so 
far as they are consistent with the laws of the state, and may 
provide for their alteration or amendment. 

Sect. 4. The first meeting of the corporation shall be held at 
such time and place in Lisbon as any three of the incorporators 
before named shall in writing designate. Actual notice of such 
time and place of meeting shall be seasonably given to each incor- 
porator by one or more of the persons issuing the call for it. 

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

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 196. 



AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE ^VOODSVILLE AQUE- 
DUCT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Increase authorized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Increase 
authorized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. The stock of the Woodsville Aqueduct Company 
may be increased and established at an amount not exceeding two 
hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), in addition to the amount 
of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), already authorized. 

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

[Approved February 20,. 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 197. 185 

CHAPTER 197. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE DIVISION NO. 8, ANCIENT ORDER OF HI- 
BERNIANS, OF MANCHESTER, N. H. 

Sectiok I Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 4. First meeting. 

2. Payment of benefits. 5. Takes effect on passage. 

3. Power to hold property. I 

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

Section 1. That Thomas H. Stewart. William Ford, John ^'^j^?'?^''**^'^'^ 
O'Connor. Patrick O'Connell. John McQuillan. Edward Farrell, purposes. 
Dennis E. O'Leary, Richard ]\lclntire. Lawrence W. Howard and 
James Collins, their associates and successors, be and hereby are 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of Division No. 8, 
Ancient Order of Hibernians, of Manchester, N. H., for charitable 
and benevolent purposes ; and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
be and hereby are made subject to all the liabilities of corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for the Paj-nieut of 
payment of weekly benefits to those of its members who may become 
sick, and for the payment of funeral expenses of those of its mem- 
bers who may die. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and Power to iioid 

"property. 

personal estate by gift, bequest or otherwise, to an amount not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 4. The first three persons named in this act may call the First meeting. 
first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of the 
others at least tAvo days before the date of said meeting. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jn^^^'asstK* 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



186 



Chapters 198, 199. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 198. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE TOWN OF LITTLETON. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds axithorized. 

2. Town debt, how computed. 



Sectiox 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Issue of bonds SECTION 1. The towii of Littleton, for the purpose of funding 

authorized. t. ..,,., ti. • 

outstanding indebtedness now represented by its notes, is hereby 
authorized to issue bonds to an aggregate principal amount not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars payable at any time or times 
within twenty years from their date. In other respects the issue 
of the said bonds shall be subject to the "INIunicipal Bonds Act, 
1895." 

Town debt. Sect. 2. Bouds of the said town issued pursuant to chapter 

255 of the Laws of 1903. and the debts represented thereby shall 
not be included in ascertaining the net debt of the said town under 
the provisions of the " Municipal Bonds Act, 1895." 

Takes efifect Sect. 3. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



how computed. 



on passage. 



CHAPTER 199. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE DOVER LODGE, NO. 184, OF THE BENEVOLENT 
AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OF ELKS. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



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

Section 1. That George H. Biddle, Thomas H. IMcGrail. George 
A. Smart, Walter J. Hughes, Frank H. Keenan, William K. Chad- 
wick, John Cash, Octave J. Pepin, John M. Rollins, Herbert K. 
Otis, Thomas W. Thornton. Owen Printy, John T. W. Ham, J. 
Frank Seavey, James Tucker, A. Melvin Foss, John H. Nute, 
Albert G. Neal, Thomas Blackburn, John H. Nealley, Thomas H. 
Dearborn and Frank E. Blackburn and their associate members of 
said lodge, and their successors, be and they are hereby made a 



1907 



Chapter 200. 



187 



body politic and corporate by the name of Dover Lodge No. 184, 
of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Dover N. H. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation, may purchase take and hold by deed, Powers. 
gift, devise, bequest or otherwise real and personal estate, necessary 
for the purpose of the corporation to an amount not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars and may improve sell and convey 
or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. They shall have 
all the powers rights and duties, of similar corporations and may 
make such by-laws and regulations as they are authorized to make, 
by the grand lodge of the order not inconsistent with the laws of 
this state. 

Sect. 3. The exalted ruler of the lodge may call the first Ph-st meeting. 
meeting of this corporation, at such time and place and in such 
manner as he may think proper, at which meeting the necessary 
and usual officers may be chosen. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act j^^'^^^^j*^^ *'' 
whenever the public good may require. 

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

^ ^ "^ on passage. 

[Approved February 20. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 200. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CONWAY VILLAGE 
FIRE DISTRICT AND CONFER UPON IT CERTAIN POWERS. 



Section 

1. Prior acts ratified; corporation con- 

stituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. Acquisition of -svater-works author 

ized. 

4. Assessment of damages. 



Skotion 

5. Erection of poles, etc. ; right of 

eminent domain. 

6. Certain contracts authorized. 

7. Appropriations authorized. 

8. Act inoperative unless water- works 

acquired. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The acts of the officers of the town of Conwav and Piioiaets 

ratinea : 

the inhabitants and officers of the Conway Village Fire District eoi-poration 
in establishing said district, and all the acts relating thereto, in 
the election of its officers, in the management and control of its 
affairs, and all the official acts of the officers of said district in 
the management and control of the same, and of the selectmen of 
said town in fixing the boundaries of said district and the perform- 
ing of any other acts by them in said capacity are ratified and 
confirmed, and the inhabitants of said district are hereby made 
a body politic and corporate under the name of the Conway Village 



188 



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1907 



Purposes. 



Aequisition o1 
water-works 



Assessment of 
damages. 



Erection of 
poles, etc.; 
right of emi- 
nent domain. 



Fire District, and are hereby vested with all the poAvers and privi- 
leges incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The organization of the Conway Village Fire District 
is declared to be for the following purposes within its present or 
future limits : The extinguishment of fires, the supplying elec- 
tricity for lighting streets and domestic purposes, the sprinkling 
of streets, the planting and caring for shade and ornamental trees, 
the supplying of water for domestic, fire, mechanical and public 
purposes, the construction and maintenance of sidewalks and main 
drains and common sewers, and the appointing and employing of 
watchmen and police officers. 

Sect. 3. The Conway Village Fire District is hereby authorized 
and empowered to take or purchase, at a fair and equitable valua- 
tion, the property rights, and franchises of the Conway Aqueduct 
Company, consisting of its works, structures, fixtures, property 
rights, and franchises, and estate of whatever nature, for the 
purpose of supplying said district with an adequate supply of pure 
water in subterranean pipes, for domestic, fire, park, sewerage for 
all purposes heretofore mentioned, and for such other and further 
purposes as water may be required in said district ; and in the fix- 
ing and agreeing upon the proper value of said Conway Aqueduct 
Company said district by its officers is hereby authorized and 
empowered to agree with the Conway Aqueduct Company and its 
officers in any suitable method upon a disinterested commission of 
three or more individuals who may appraise the true and equitable 
value of said Conway Aqueduct Company, the value so fixed upon 
to be the purchase price for said property. And the said Conway 
Village Fire District is hereby authorized and empowered to take 
or purchase at a fair and equitable valuation, or fix upon the value 
of the same as aforesaid, the property rights, and franchises of any 
individual or corporation deemed necessary for carrying out the 
purposes of this act. 

Sect. 4. Should said Conway Village Fire District be unable 
to agree with said Conway Aqueduct Company upon a fair and 
equitable price for its property or should said district be unable 
to agree with any individual or other corporation upon a fair 
and equitable price for his or its property in the manner provided 
in section three of this act application may be made to the superior 
court for the county of Carroll, at the trial term thereof for fixing 
the valuation of said property rights and franchises and said court 
may refer the same to the county commissioners for said county 
as provided in section 5 of this act. 

Sect. 5. Said district is authorized and empowered to erect 
poles and place wires for the transmission of electricity or may 
lay the same in subterranean tubes through or over the lands of 
any person or corporation and under or over any railroad or 



1907] Chapter 200. 



189 



private way to enter upon take, and appropriate any springs, 
streams, or ponds not belonging to any water company, to construct 
reservoirs, to make excavations through, over, in, or upon any 
land or enclosure, street, highway or lane through which it may 
be necessary to pass or lay its pipes, to construct its reservoirs and 
ditches, and to repair the same and said district is further author- 
ized and empowered to enter upon, take and appropriate any other 
property, real or personal, for any of the purposes and the carrying 
out of the same specified in this act. Provided, that if it shall be 
necessary to enter upon, take, and appropriate any property as 
aforesaid, and if any agreement w^ith the owners thereof for the 
damages that may occur to them by reason of such action on the 
part of said district cannot be made, or if such owners shall be 
unknown said district or the parties injured may apply to the 
superior court for Carroll county at a trial term of the same to 
have said damages determined, and the said court may refer the 
same to the county commissioners for said county who shall appoint 
a time and place of hearing on the same manner as provided by 
law^ for the laying out of highways, and if reference is made as 
aforesaid to the county commissioners they shall make report to 
said court and said court may render judgment thereon and issue 
execution accordinglv. If either party shall desire before reference 
is made as aforesaid to the county commissioners they shall be 
entitled to a trial by jury, in such manner and under such regula- 
tions as the court may prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Said district is authorized and empowered to contract Contracts 

'■ aiitnorizeu. 

with individuals or corporations for supplying said district with 
water, for lighting said district and sprinkling the streets, to make 
such other contracts, establish such regulations and tolls for the 
use of water, lighting purposes and sewerage as may from time 
to time be deemed proper, and to elect such officers or commis- 
sioners as may be necessary, and to prescribe their duties. 

Sect. 7. Said district is also authorized, at any annual meetins:, Appropriations 

• 1 .-Ti iiTi • aiitlionzed. 

or special meetmg duly called, by a major vote of those present 
and voting, to raise and appropriate, borrow or hire, such sums 
of money on the credit of the district as may from time to time be 
deemed advisable, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of 
purchasing, taking and appropriating the property of any corpora- 
tion or individual as aforesaid, and for constructing, maintaining 
and operating any water-works, lighting plant or otherwise carry- 
ing into effect any or all the purposes of this act, and to issue notes 
or bonds of the district payable at such times and at such rates of 
interest as may be thought proper therefor. 

Sect. 8. The said district shall not be hereby empowered to Act inoperative 
establish and maintain a water system until it shall first have works acquired. 



190 



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1907 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



purchased the water-works of the Conway Aqueduct Company or 
acquired that property by exercise of the right of eminent domain 
or as herein provided. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 201. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE GRANITE STATE FIRE INSUR- 
ANCE COMPANY. 



SECTION 

1. Charter amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



Charter 
amended. 



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

Section 1. The Granite State Fire Insurance Company may 
acquire and hold real estate for such uses as its directors may 
determine to the value of one hundred thousand dollars, exclusive 
of such real estate as maj' be taken for debts or may be held for 
security. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all 

passage; re- . . . , , . i i i i 

peauug clause, acts or parts 01 acts inconsistent with this act are herebv repealed. 



[Approved February 



1901 



CHAPTER 202. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE GOFF'S FALLS, LITCHFIELD AND 
HUDSON STREET RAILWAY COMPANY TO MANCHESTER AND NASHUA 
STREET RAILWAY, AND AUTHORIZING SAID CORPORATION TO CHANGE 
ITS LOCATION FROM THE PUBLIC HIGHWAYS TO PRIVATE LAND. 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. Change of location authorized. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Name changed. SECTION 1. The name of the Goff 's Falls, Litclifield and Hudsou 
Street Railway Company, a corporation duly established by law 
and owning and operating a railway connecting with the Man- 
chester Street Railway and the Hudson, Pelham & Salem Electric 



1907] Chapter 203. 191 

Railway, shall be and hereby is changed to the Manchester and 
Nashua Street Railway, by and in which name it shall be known 
and transact its business. 

Sect. 2. The location now occupied by the railway of said cor- {."^I'^fJ^/'* 
poration shall be and be deemed to be its true location, but any authorized. 
part of the same may be changed from the public highways to 
private land by the railroad commissioners, upon petition of the 
corporation, after notice to all persons interested, a hearing, and 
an award of damages to persons injured by the change. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. on Iflssa^g'e*;' 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 203. 



AN ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF MANCHESTER. 

Section- I Sectiox 

1. Annual salary to be $3,000. 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

I January 1, 1908. 

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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 223 of the Laws of 1883 ^f"^^"^'^^^'''^ 
be amended by striking out the words, "eighteen hundred," in said 
section and adding in their place the words, three thousand, so 
said section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. The 
salary of the mayor of ]\Ianchester shall be three thousand dol- 
lars per year, payable in equal quarterly payments. Provided 
Jioivever, that said sum of three thousand dollars shall be in full 
payment for all services of said mayor, either as executive, or an 
ex-officio member of the school board, board of overseers of the 
poor, board of water commissioners, or as a member of any other 
board or committee. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^^^^f.^'^pt 
are herebv repealed and this act shall take effect January 1. 1908. tates effect 

^ ' January 1. 1908. 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



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Chapters 204, 205. 



1907 



CHAPTER 204. 

AN ACT TO liEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OP THE TOWN OF COLUMBIA 
AT THE BIENNIAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 6, 1906. 



Section 

1. Warrant and election legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Warrant 
and election 
legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the selectmen's warrant for, and all votes and 
proceedings thereunder at the biennial election and meeting in the 
town of Colombia, held in said town on the sixth day of November, 
A. D. 1906, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 205. 



AN ACT SEVERING THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF LINAM CHUTE FROM 
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF AMHERST AND ANNEXING 
THE SAME TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF MILFORD 
FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Homestead severed and annexed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Homestead 
severed and 
annexed. 



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 Linam Chute is hereby 
severed from the school district of the town of Amherst and the 
said premises are hereby annexed to the school district of the 
town of ]\Iilford for school purposes. 

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

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 206. 193 

CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER COTTAGE HOSPITAL. 

Section Section 

1. Corporation constituted: purposes. 3. Prior acts ratified. 

2. Existing officers continued. 4. Takes effect on passage. 

Whereas, certain persons have heretofore volnntarily associated Preamble. 
themselves together under the name of the "Exeter Cottage Hos- 
pital" for the purpose of maintaining and establishing a hospital 
in Exeter. X. H., for the relief, care and treatment of the sick and 
disabled. 

And whereas, the said association in pursuance of its said pur- 
pose elected, and has continued to elect, annually officers consisting 
of a president, clerk, treasurer and six trustees, and by its articles 
of association and by-laws has prescribed the duties of said officers 
and the manner of conducting its business, and has acquired by 
purchase and otherwise certain real and personal estate, now there- 
fore, 

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

Section 1. That the said association be and hereby is made a Corporation 
body corporate by the name of the Exeter Cottage Hospital, for purposes^' ' 
the purpose of maintaining and establishing a hospital in Exeter, 
N. H., for the relief, care and treatment of the sick and disabled, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and may acquire and hold real and 
personal estate, with authority to have and exercise all the powers 
and privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The present officers of said association are hereby con- Existingofficers 
stituted the legal and proper officers of said corporation, with full '""'^"'"'^ ' 
power to act until their successors shall be duly elected and quali- 
fied. 

Sect. 3. The by-laws, rules and regulations and all the acts of ftwaets 
said association, its officers, agents and servants, heretofore adopted, '■''*'*^'''^- 
done and perform.ed in pursuance of the purposes for which said 
association was formed are hereby ratified, confirmed and made 
valid, as if the same had been done under prior authority given 
therefor by a legislative act duly approved and allowed. And all 
property however held or acquired by said association shall become 
and be the property of this corporation to be held and improved 
by it for the same uses and purposes as the same is now held 
and used by said association. 

Sect. 4. This act takes effect upon its passage. ^^ikes effect 

^ -^ '^ en passage. 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 

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194 



Chapter 207. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 168, LAWS OF 1899, IN RELxV- 
TION TO THE ASSESSORS OF TAXES OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Board of assessors established. 
How elected; vacancies, how filled. 
One member to be elected biennially. 
Organization, compensation, etc. 
To have suitable offices. 
Office hours and meetings. 



Section 

7. Disqualifications. 

8. Tenure of existing assessors. 

9. Appropriation authorized. 

10. First election. 

11. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

on passage. 



Board 

established. 



How elected ; 
vacancies, how 
filled. 



One member 
to be elected 
biennially. 



Organization, 
compensation, 
etc. 



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

Section 1. There shall be in said city a board of assessors of 
taxes who shall have all the powers and perform all the duties 
given to and imposed on assessors by the law of the state. 

Sect. 2. Said board vshall consist of three members chosen by 
viva voce vote on roll call by the city council, one of whom shall 
hold office for six years, one for four years, and one for two years, 
all from January, 1907, and until their respective successors are 
chosen and qualified. At no time shall more than two of said board 
be members of the same political party. If a vacancy occurs said 
city council shall fill it for the residue of the term, and said city 
council may remove any member of said board at any time for 
cause after due hearing or when the public good may require it, 
and the vacancy thus created shall be filled in the manner herein- 
before provided in case of vacancy. 

Sect. 3. The city council shall, in the month of January, 1909, 
and biennially thereafter, choose by viva voce vote on roll call, 
one assessor who shall serve for a term of six years and until his 
successor is chosen and qualified. 

Sect. 4. Said board shall organize by choosing one member 
thereof chairman. They shall elect a male clerk who shall hold 
the ofBce until a new assessor is chosen, subject however to removal 
from office by said board at any time for incompetence or neglect, 
after due hearing. The three assessors shall each receive six hun- 
dred dollars per annum in full for all their services. The clerk 
of the board of assessors shall receive not exceeding nine hundred 
dollars per annum in full for all services. Said board may, if 
deemed advisable, elect a member thereof clerk, but his salary shall 
not exceed nine hundred dollars per annum in full. If the clerk 
be a member of the board he shall devote not less than six hours 
per day to the business of the board, Sundays and holidays ex- 
cepted. Reasonable leaves of absence may be allowed by the board. 
If the clerk be not a member of the board, his hours of service 
and duties shall be prescribed by the board. 



1907] Chapter 207. 195 

Sect. 5. Said board shall be entitled to a separate room for Tohajesnita- 

. •! 1 1 • XI Die offices. 

its exclusive use. If there be no suitable space available m the 
city building, the city council shall provide a suitable office else- 
where, with heat, light, telephone and necessary furniture. Said 
board shall be the judge of suitability, but shall not involve the 
city in unreasonable expense. 

Sect. 6. The office of said board vshall be open on all regular ^fjf>'g'^'*'''^ 
business days and in business hours. The clerk shall be in attend- 
ance at such times and place, and at least one other member of the 
board, if the clerk be a member, and two members of the board if 
the clerk be not a member, shall be in attendance during business 
hours for at least half of the year. Said board shall hold meetings 
for the transaction of business at least three times a week during 
the entire year, which meetings shall be held at the office provided 
for that purpose and in business hou.rs, and shall hold as many 
additional meetings in the daytime or evening as may be necessary 
to give all taxpayers an opportunity to be conveniently heard. 

Sect. 7. No member of the board of assessors shall have a voice tionr*^^^^*^^* 
or a vote in the appraisal for purposes of taxation of any property 
in which he is interested either as owner, agent, attorney, stock- 
holder or employee. Violation of this rule shall constitute cause 
for removal from office by the city council after due hearing and 
reasonable proof. 

Sect. 8. The assessors of taxes now in office shall hold their J^^^^®„°* 
office and discharge the duties thereof only until the board above assessors. 
provided for shall be chosen and qualified, and shall receive as 
compensation such portion of their yearly salary as the time they 
shall have served shall be in proportion to a full year. 

Sect. 9. The city council shall make such appropriation as shall ApproiJi-iation 
seem to them just and necessary for the employment 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. 10. The first election under this act shall take place First election. 
within thirty days of the date of its passage. 

Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are herebv repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage, takes effect on 

passage. 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



196 



Chapter 208. 



1907 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION, 1903, 
ENTITLED "aN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP THE CHARTER OF THE 
CITY OF BERLIN." 



Section 

1. Board of assessors established ; su- 
perintendent of public works pro- 
vided for. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
March 25, 1907, if adopted by 

popular vote. 



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

Board of SECTION 1. Amend section 3 of the amendment of said charter 

established: by stHking out the words "one hundred and twenty-five" in the 
oF^iw^e^wirk^ third line, and inserting in the place thereof the words two hun- 
provide<i tor. ^red. Further amend said section by striking out from part of 
the eighteenth, and from the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first 
lines, the words "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 per annum," by inserting the words — Said council shall 
also, within one week of the annual meeting held on the last Mon- 
day of March, 1907, appoint a board of three assessors, one from 
each ward, to hold office from the first day of April, 1907, one of 
whom shall be chosen for three years, one for two years, and one 
for one year, and shall thereafter annually at said time appoint 
one assessor who shall hold office for three years, who shall receive 
for their services two hundred dollars each per annum. 

Further amend said section by striking out in the thirtieth 
line the words "a highway commissioner," and by inserting the 
words — a superintendent of public works, whose duties shall com- 
prise those heretofore imposed upon the highway commissioner, 
sewer commissioner, inspector of buildings, and city engineer ; 
said superintendent of public works shall be a civil engineer of 
recognized standing as such, and may or may not be a resident of 
the city of Berlin at the time of his election ; he shall hold office 
during the pleasure of said council, and at such salary as said 
council may determine upon, which salary shall not be less than 
twelve hundred nor more than two thousand dollars per annum ; — 
so that section 14 of the charter of said city as amended shall 
read as follows : Sect. 14. Said council shall also, within one 
week of said annual meeting, held on the last Monday of March, 
1907, appoint a board of three assessors, one from each ward, to 
hold office from the first day of April, 1907, one of whom shall 



1907] Chapter 208. 197 

be chosen for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, 
and shall thereafter annnally at said time appoint one assessor 
Avho shall hold office for three years, who shall receive for their 
compensation two hnndred dollars each per annum; said assessors 
shall in addition to said two hnndred dollars each, be allowed the 
sum of not exceeding one hundred dollars per annum for clerk 
hire ; and said council shall also, within thirty days of said annual 
meeting, appoint a board of health of not more than three persons, 
a city treasurer, who shall serve also as treasurer of the board of 
education and receive as compensation one hundred and fifty dol- 
lars per annum, city auditor, a collector of taxes, a city solicitor, a 
superintendent of public works, whose duties shall comprise those 
heretofore imposed upon the highway commissioner, sewer commis- 
sioner, inspector of buildings, and city engineer ; said superin- 
tendent of public works shall be a civil engineer of recognized 
standing as such, and may or may not be a resident of the city of 
Berlin at the time of his election ; he shall hold olifiee during the 
pleasure of said council, and at such salary as said council may 
determine upon, which salary shall not be less than twelve hundred 
nor more than two thousand dollars per annum. And within thirty 
days of said annual meeting said council shall appoint a chief 
engineer and assistant engineers of the fire department, and may 
create such other governmental departments and elect such other 
officers or agents as are necessary for the good government of 
the city not otherwise provided for. Said councilmen 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 on roads and bridges 
and the committee on accounts and claims. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on the 25th takef effect 
day of March, 1907. Provided, however, that the voters of said ff adopted by**^' 
city of Berlin shall, at their next annual meeting, adopt the same p^i'^^^'^^" ^■«*«- 
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 
provisions of the foregoing sections, and for that purpose the 
following list of questions shall be inserted in the warrant of said 
annual meeting, and printed in full upon the official l^allot to be 
used for the election of officers at said annual meeting, viz : — 

1. Shall your city council, commencing on the 25th day of 
March. 1907, appoint your board of three assessors as follows: 
One for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, 
and thereafter annually on the last Monday in March, appoint 
one for three vears ? 



198 



Chapters 209, 210. 



[1907 



2. Shall the board of three assessors receive as compensation the 
sum of two hundred dollars each per annum, instead of one hundred 
and twenty-five dollars each per annum, as heretofore? 

3. Shall the office of highway commissioner be abolished, and 
the duties now imposed upon said commissioner, sewer commis- 
sioner, inspector of buildings, and city engineer, be vested in a 
superintendent of public works, who shall be a civil engineer of 
recognized standing, and who shall hold office during the pleasure 
of the city council? 

[Approved February 27, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 209. 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE KING S DAUGHTERS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIA- 
TION, OF NASHUA FROM TAXATION. 



Sectiox 

1. Property exempted. 



I Section 

I 2. Takes effect on passage. 



Property 
exeniptetl. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The King's Daughters Benevolent Association, of 
Nashua, being a charitable institution, without profit to any person, 
the property thereof is hereby exempt from taxation. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 210. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NASHUA AND HOLLIS ELEC- 
TRIC RAILROAD COMPANY, CHAPTER 249, SESSION LAWS OF 1903 
AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 178 SESSION LAWS OF 1905, AND EX- 
TENDING THE TIME FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE ROAD. 



Section 

1. Route of railway changed. 

2. Time for building extended. 



Section 

.3. Takes effect 



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

Route changed. SECTION 1. Amend scctiou 1 of Said chapter 249 by striking 
out all between the words "where Broad street intersects said 
Amherst street" and the words ''said roads being situate in the 



1907] Chapter 211. 199 

city of Nashua and town of Hollis" and by substituting therefor 
the words, thence westerly on Broad street to a point near the 
Congregational church in Hollis Centre ; thence southerly over and 
upon private lands in the most direct and feasible route to the state 
line at a point near North Pepperell ; so that the amended paragraph 
of the section shall read as follows : From a point at the Nashua 
Street Railway on Amherst street in Nashua N. H. where Broad 
street intersects said Amherst street, thence westerly on Broad 
street to a point near the Congregational church in Hollis Centre ; 
thence southerly over and upon private lands in the most direct 
and feasible route to the state line at a point near North Pepperell, 
said roads being situate in the city of Nashua and town of Hollis, 
in the county of Hillsborough, and State of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 13 [1] of said chapter 178, session Laws Time for imiid- 
of 1905, by striking out the words "two years from its passage" '"^'^''®" 
and inserting in place thereof the words, six years from March 
25, 1903, so that the section as amended shall read 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 six years from March 25, 1903. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 211. 



Section 


Sect 


OS 


1. Purchase of franchises, etc.. author- 


4. 


Acquisition of flowage 


ized. 




thorized. 


2. Stock of dissenting shareholders. 


5. 


Increase of capital stock 


how acquired. 


C. 


Takes effect on passage. 


3. Purchaser succeeds to rights of 






vendor. 







AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD ELECTRIC COMPANY TO INCREASE 
ITS CAPITAL STOCK AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



ights au- 



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

Section 1. The Concord Electric Company, organized under ^^.'^'^'^{^1*^5°^, 
the general law on ]\Iav 29, 1901, for the generation and distribu- authorized. 
tion of electric energy and other purposes, and located at Concord, 
New Hampshire, is hereby authorized to acquire by purchase 
franchises and property of any other corporation engaged in the 
business of generating or supplying electric energy or gas for light, 
heat, or power purposes, and may purchase and hold the stock, 
bonds, or other securities of such other corporation ; and such other 
corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to sell and convey 



200 



Chapter 212. 



[1907 



stock of 
disseutiiig 
shareholders, 
how acquired. 



Purchaser suc- 
ceeds to rights 
of vendor." 



May acquire 
flowage rights. 



Increase of 
capital stock. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



its franchises and property to said Concord Electric Company. 

Sect. 2. If any stockholder or stockholders of such other cor- 
poration or of the Concord Electric Company shall dissent from 
a purchase, sale, and conveyance of the franchises and property 
as herein authorized, the corporation in which such dissenting stock- 
holder or stockholders hold stock may acquire his or their stock 
in the same manner and with the same effect as is provided by 
chapter 156 of the Public Statutes in the case of dissent of stock- 
holders from railway leases. 

Sect. 3. Upon the acquisition of the franchises and property 
of another corporation under the authority of this act, said Concord 
Electric Company shall succeed to and become invested with all 
the corporate povrers, rights, and privileges of the vendor cor- 
poration, and shall be subject to all its public duties, liabilities, and 
obligations; and the rights of creditors of the vendor corporation 
shall not be impaired by such acquisition, without their consent. 

Sect. 4. Said Concord Electric Company is hereby authorized 
to acquire rights of flowage and drainage, provided it shall pay the 
full actual damages occasioned thereby, the same to be ascertained, 
in case of disagreement, in the manner provided in chapter 142 of 
the Public Statutes and any amendment thereof. 

Sect. 5. For the purposes herein authorized and also otherwise 
to enable a development of its business, the Concord Electric Com- 
pany is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock from time 
to time to an amount not exceeding two million dollars. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTEE 212. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE COCHECO 
MANUFACTURING COMPANY, APPROVED JUNE 27, 1827, AND AN 
ACT IN ADDITION THERETO APPROVED JULY 2, 1846. 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 

2. Reduction of capital stock 

3. Increase of capital stock. 



Section 

4. Stock may be classified. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 21 session Laws of 
1827 by inserting after the word "Barrington" in the eighth line 
thereof, the word IMadbury, and by striking out after the word 
"concerns" in the twelfth line of said section, the words ''provided 



1907] Chapter 212. 201 

the same shall not exceed the sum of fifteen hundred thousand 
dollars"; so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, that the said corporation be, 
and the same hereby is, empowered to establish, manage, and carry 
on the manufacture of cotton, linen, and woolen goods, and of all 
kinds of machinery, and such other branches of trade and manu- 
facture as shall he necessarily connected therewith, at any place or 
places which they may or shall possess, on or near the Cocheco and 
Isinglass rivers, or either of them, in the towns of Dover, Bar- 
rington, Madbury and Strafford; and to purchase, take, hold, and 
convey real and personal estate of every kind, to such an amount 
as they shall find necessary or convenient in the management of 
their concerns, and the same to manage, improve, change, or sell 
at their pleasure; and to erect, on the real estate owned or to be 
purchased and held by them as aforesaid, such dams, canals, mills, 
buildings, machines, and works as they may deem necessary or 
useful in managing and carr.ying on their manufactories and works, 
and in conducting the business of the corporation ; and may also 
hold, use and improve, for the purposes aforesaid, all such mills 
and other property as is now owned by the members of said cor- 
poration. 

Sect. 2. That the Cocheco Manufacturing Company be, and Reduction of 
hereby is, authorized and empowered to reduce the capital stock "^''^'^ =* ^^ ""^ • 
of said company so that said capital stock as thus reduced shall 
not be less than six hundred thousand dollars, and also to reduce 
the par value of the shares of said capital stock to one hundred 
dollars per share, at any legal meeting of the stockholders called 
for either or both of said purposes, by a majority vote of the capital 
stock of said company represented and voting at said meeting. 

Sect. 3. Said eompanv mav increase its capital stock from increase of 

,. , ,• ,1 7 i 1 T ■ T . -,. , capital stock. 

time to time as the stockholders deem it expedient, at any legal 
meeting of the stockholders called for that purpose, by a majority 
vote of the capital stock of said company represented and voting 
at said meeting; provided Jiowever that the entire capital stock 
shall at no time exceed fifteen hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 4. At any legal meeting of the stockholders called for stock may be 

, . . „ classified. 

that purpose, by a majority vote of the capital stock of said com- 
pany represented and voting at said meeting, said company mav 
authorize its board of directors to divide any of its capital stock, 
hereafter issued, into different classes of shares, giving such prefer- 
ence in relation to dividends and to capital to any class, upon 
such terms and conditions, as said board of directors see fit. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Ja p^lsslYe*"' 

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



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Chapters 213, 214. 



1907 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CONCORD, DOVER & ROCHESTER 
STREET RAILWAY. 



Section 

1. Time for bni 



Takes effect on passage. 



Time for Ijiiilrt- 
ing extended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Concord, Dover 
& Rochester Street Railway, approved March 31, 1903, chapter 
310, Laws of 1903 in which to build its road, is hereby extended to 
March 31, 1909, and said corporation shall have such additional 
time in which to construct its road. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 214. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE COUR LAFAYETTE, NO. 3, FORESTIERS FRANCO- 
AMERICAINS DE l'aMERIQUE DU NORD OF MANCHESTER, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Payment of benefits. 

.3. Power to hold property, 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

."5. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Payment of 
benefits. 



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

Section 1. That Majorique Pellitier, John A. ]\Iathieu, George 
A. Rainville, Joseph L. D. Gamache, Wilfred E. Sicotte, and their 
associates and successors, be and are hereby made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of Cour Lafayette, No. 3, Forestiers 
Franco-Americains de L'Amerique du Nord, of Manchester, N. H. 
for charitable and benevolent purposes, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution, and shall be and hereby are made subject to all the 
liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may make such by-laws as they are 
authorized to make by the grand or supreme lodge of the order, 
not inconsistent with the laws of this state, providing for the pay- 
ment of weekly benefits to those of its members who may become 



1907] Chapter 215. 203 

sick, and for the payment of funeral expenses of those of its mem- 
bers who may die. And said corporation may provide such other 
mutual benefit as from time to time it may deem necessary. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and ?'"J!,gj./" ^"^'^ 
personal estate by gift, bequest or otherwise, of an amount not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sect. -4. The first three persons named in this act may call rirst meeting, 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of 
the others at least two days before the date of said meeting. 

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

on passage. 

'[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 215. 



AN ACT TO EQUALIZE SCHOOL PRIVILEGES IN THE TOWN OF LISBON. 



Sectiox 

1. Consolidation of districts. 

2. Transfer of property to village dis- 

trict. 

3. Deposit of records with village dis- 

trict. 



Section 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Takes effect on approval by popular 

vote. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House e>f Bepresentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The town school district of Lisbon and the special Districts 
school district of Sugar Hill, so called, are hereby annexed to 
the village school district of said Lisbon. 

Sect. 2. All of the school-houses, sites, appliances, apparatus, Transfer of 
books, supplies, and other property belonging to said town and ^'"^*' ^' 
special district shall be vested in said village district upon the 
passage of this act, and shall be delivered by the school boards of 
said town and special district to the board of education of said 
village district. And all debts and obligations of said town and 
special district shall be assumed by said village district. 

Sect. 3. The school boards, clerks, and treasurers of said town ^^^p^'-j|* '*' 
and special district shall forthwith deposit all records of said 
district with the town clerk of Lisbon for preservation. 

Sect. -1. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act f^^!'^''^ 
are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon the approval of the J^^^'p^^f^^' 
voters of the town at any annual town meeting. 

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



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Chapters 216, 217. 
CHAPTER 216. 



[1907 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE PROPERTY OP THE NASHUA YOUNG WOMAN 's 
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION PROM TAXATION. 



Section 

1. Property exempted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect ou passage. 



Property 
exempted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. All the real estate, building or buildings, and personal 
property now owned by the Young Woman 's Christian Association, 
located in Nashua, or to be given to or acquired by said association, 
and used or to be 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. 

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

[Approved February 28, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 217. 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE MEREDITH AND OSSIPEE 
VALLEY RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Time for building extended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Time for bnild- 
iug extended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Honsc of Eeiyresentativcs in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The charter of the IMeredith & Ossipee Valley Rail- 
road Company approved IMarch 25, 1903, as amended by chapter 
183 of the Laws of 1905, extending the period within which said 
railroad shall be completed to ]March 25, 1907, is hereby so far 
amended as to further extend the time fixed and limited for the 
completion of said railroad to March 25, 1909, and said corporation 
shall have such additional time in which to build its road. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 218, 219. 



205 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE DERRY AND SALEM STREET 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Time for building extended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect 



passage. 



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

Section 1. The time fixed in the charter of the Derry and Time for buUd- 
Salem Street Railway Company approved March 24, 1903 and 
an amendment thereof approved February 15, 1905 is hereby 
extended to March 24, 1909 and said corporation shall have such 
additional time in which to build its road. 

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

^ ^ ° on passage. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 219. 



an act to incorporate the FRANKLIN CLUB OF DOVER N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Power to hold property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Thomas J. O'Xeil. J. Oliver Clark. Andrew^ eomtitS 
G. Robinson. John Cash, Fred Wentworth. Thomas J. Robinson, purposes. 
William J. Robinson, John Lyons, James H. McKernan, Philip 
Brennan, George Grant, Ow^en Coogan, Christopher Jackson, Vir- 
gil B. Snell, Thomas D. Hall, Frank Somers, Arthur Reynolds 
and David M. McFadden, their associates and successors, be and 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Franklin Club of Dover, N. H, for sociability and amusement 
and for benevolent purposes, to have a place of meeting where 
amusements, sociability, discussions, readings and lectures on in- 
structive subjects will be held, for the benefit, amusement and 
social improvement of its members, with the privilege of making 
provision for a sick benefit for its members in case of sickness, and 
to provide a fund and to make other provisions for said purposes. 
to be managed and paid in accordance with the constitution and 
by-laws made and adopted by said corporation. 



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[1907 



Power to hold 
property. 



First meeting. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real, and personal estate 
for the purposes of the corporation to an amount not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and may improve, sell, and convey, 
or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Thomas J. O'Neil, J. Oliver Clark, Andrew G. Robin- 
son, John Cash, Fred Wentworth and Thomas J. Robinson or any 
three of the persons above named may call the first meeting of this 
corporation at such time and place and in such manner as they 
think proper, provided however that all the incorporators herein- 
before named shall receive a notice of said meeting. 

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 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 220. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOW^N OF LONDONDERRY TO LOAN THE 
ANCIENT TOWN RECORDS TO THE MANCHESTER HISTORIC ASSOCIA- 
TION FOR THE PLTRPOSE OF PUBLICATION AND PRESERVATION. 



Section 

1. Loan authorized. 

2. Care of property. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passaj 
clause. 



repealing 



Loan 
authorized. 



Care of 
property. 



Takes effect on 



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

Section 1. The town of Londonderry is hereby authorized and 
empowered to loan to the Manchester Historic Association the 
ancient town records covering that period of time from the first 
settlement of the to\^Ti to 1752 for the purpose of making a copy 
of the same in order to publish and preserve said records. 

Sect. 2. The Manchester Historic Association shall keep said 
records in the vaults of the city clerk of said Manchester at all 
times when not being actually used for the purpose specified in 
section one. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts, 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



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Chapter 221. 



207 



CHAPTER 221, 



AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE NASHUA & ACTON RAILROAD. 



JECTIOX 

1. Corporation constituted: purposes. 

2. May acquire certain property and 

franchises. 



Section 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Beniamin A. Kimball, Charles E. IMorrison, Her- Corporation 

'' constituted ; 

man F. Straw, Frank W. ]\Iaynard, William H. Beasom and John piirposes. 
F. Webster, their associates and successors are hereby made a cor- 
poration for the purchase, ownership, management, operation and 
disposition of a railroad under the name of the Nashua & Acton 
Railroad; with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all 
the liabilities set forth in the general laws now or hereafter in 
force relating to railroad companies, and with such other powers 
and privileges as are herein granted, except as otherwise provided 
herein. 

Sect. 2. Said Nashua & Acton Railroad is hereby authorized May acquire 
to acquire, by purchase, of the Concord & Montreal Railroad, and property and 
hold, own and manage the property and franchises of the Nashua. 
Acton & Boston Railroad, acquired by said Concord & Montreal 
Railroad, at a foreclosure sale thereof; said property and fran- 
chises to be held subject to the lease of said Concord & IMontreal 
Railroad to the Boston & ]\Iaine Railroad, dated June 29, 1895, 
and to the mortgage of said Concord & ]\Iontreal Railroad to the 
Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company, dated June 2, 1890. 
as provided in the act of the legislature, chapter 151. approved 
January 24, 1905 ; and said Concord & Montreal Railroad is hereby 
authorized to convey to said Nashua & Acton Railroad, said prop- 
erty and franchises, and receive in payment therefor, the capital 
stock of said Nashua & Acton Railroad, and hold. o\^ii. manage 
and enjoy the same. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed Capital stock. 
five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000). and shall be divided into 
shares of one hundred dollars ($100) each. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



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Chapter 222. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 222. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE SVEA LODGE OF THE ORDER OF VASA OF 
AMERICA, IN MANCHESTER, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Power to hold property. 

3. Payment of benefits. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



CoriK)ration 
constituted. 



Power to hold 
property. 



Payment of 
beuetits. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Claes W. Johnson, John H. Keller, Clans 
Lagerqnist, Charles A. Redman, John M. Swenson, Ernest H. 
Keller, Gnstaf W. Hoglund, Charles G. Levan, Carl Ekholm, their 
associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of Svea Lodge of the Order of Vasa 
of America, in Manchester, N. H., for social and benevolent pur- 
poses ; and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend 
to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby are 
made subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by gift, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for the 
payment of weekly benefits to those of its members who may become 
sick, and for the payment of death benefits to the representatives, 
or stated beneficiaries, of those of its members who may die. 

Sect. 4. The first three persons named in this act may call 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of 
the others at least two days before the date of said meeting. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 223. 209 

CHAPTER 223. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 109, LAWS OF 1879, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRAND LODGE OF THE 
INDEPENDENT ORDER OP GOOD TEMPLARS." 

Section I Section 

1. Corporate name changed. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacied hy the Se)iatc and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

' ~ - ~ - - --- j^^^g 



changed. 



Section 1. That section 1, chapter 109, Laws 1879, be amended ns 
by striking out the word "Independent" and inserting in place 
thereof the word. International, so that said section as amended 
shall read : Section 1. That Horace G. Whittier, George A. 
Bailey, Lorenzo Frost, Emma P. Whittier, J. L. Dow, and Joseph- 
ine Ham. their associates and successors, be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of The Grand Lodge 
of the International Order of Good Templars, for such moral, 
charitable and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from 
time to time designate: and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution : and shall 
be vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to all 
the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature and may take and 
hold real and personal estate, by donation or otherwise, for the pur- 
pose [of said] corporation to an amount not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars and the same may sell, use and dispose of at pleasure : 
and may make and establish such bv-laws and regulations as may 
be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] '° ''''''^'' 



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Chapter 224. 



1907 



CHAPTER 224. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ROCKY BRANCH RIVER RAILROAD COM- 
PANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Directors. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Time for building. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Piu"poses. 



Capital stock. 



Board of 
directors. 



Time f or 
building. 



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

Section 1. That A. Crosby Kennett. E. E. Hastings, George 
G. Norris, Charles E. Mitchell, and Oakleigh Thorne. their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns are hereby made a corporation by the 
name of the Rocky Branch River Railroad Company, with all 
the rights, powers, and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, 
duties, and restrictions of the laws of this state relating to rail- 
roads. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to lo- 
cate, construct, and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods 
in width, with the necessary additions for excavations and em- 
bankments from a point on the IMaine Central Railroad, in the 
town of Bartlett, about one mile westerly from Glen station ; 
thence westerly, northerly, and northwesterly along the valley of 
the Rocky Branch river, through the towns of Bartlett and Jack- 
son, in the county of Carroll, to some convenient point in Sargent 's 
Purchase, in the county of Coos, with the right to lease said rail- 
road to any railroad with which it may connect. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not more than two thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, 
to be determined from time to time by the board of directors ; and 
a toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all persons and 
property that may be transported by said railroad. 

Sect. 4. The board of directors shall consist of five persons, 
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. The first meeting of said corporation may be held 
by agreement of all the grantees, or such meeting may be called 
by any two of the above-named grantees by pulilishing a notice 
of the time and place in any newspaper published in said Carroll 
county at least one week previous to the day of meeting. 

Sect. 6. Whereas this road is designed for the transportation 
of wood and lumber and it may be necessary to construct parts 



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211 



of it at different times; therefore, the time of completion of said 
railroad shall be ten years from the passage of this act, and this 
act shall be void as to any and all parts of said railroad not com- 
pleted within said ten years. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 225. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FRATERNAL HELPING SOCIETY, IN THE 
NAME OF THE PRINCE WITOLD OF LITHUNIA, UNDER THE PROTECTION 
OF THE MOTHER OF GOD OF SZYDLOV. 



Section 

1. Corijoration constituted. 

2. Purposes. 

3. Power to hold property 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effest on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Sigmund Konclratas, Walter Yoiirkew, Vin- coi-poration 
cenz Klimajtys. Frank Walin.ski and Pitor Twarjan and their '^'^^^ ' ^ ^ ' 
associates and successors are hereby made a body politic and cor- 
porate by the name of Fraternal Helping Society, in the Name 
of The Prince Witold of Lithunia, under the Protection of the 
Mother of God of Szydlov, said corporation to be located in Man- 
chester, in the county of Hillsborough, where all its meetings shall 
be held; and by that name it may sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend, and is hereby vested with all the powers and liabilities 
incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The objects of this corporation are to form a society Puri'oses. 
for the mutual benefits of its members, the payment of sick bene- 
fits to members in the case of illness of themselves or their families, 
the payment of death benefits in case of the death of members, and 
such other benevolent and charitable purposes as the said society 
may from time to time vote; and for these purposes said corpora- 
tion is authorized to adopt and enforce such rules and by-laws, 
not inconsistent with the laws of the state, as will enable it to 
carry out the purposes aforesaid. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold, by purchase, gift Power to hold 
or bequest, real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding five p^''*"'''*^- 
thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at pleasure. 



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1907 



First meeting. 



Subject to 

repeal. 



Takes effect 
on p.issage. 



Sect. 4. Any one of the grantees above named may call the 
first meeting of the said society by mailing or giving in hand to each 
of the other grantees a written notice of the time and place of 
said meeting, at least five days before said meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or 
repeal this act whenever in their opinion the public good requires 
the same. 

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

[Approved March 6, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 226. 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE NATIONAL LEAGUE, OF MANCHESTER, 

N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; 

2. Payment of benefits. 

3. Power to liold property. 



jECTION 

4. First meeting. 

i>. Takes eifect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 



Payment of 
beneiits. 



Power to iiold 
property. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That Mederique R. Maynard, J. E. Bernier, Ernest 
L. Anctil. Adolphe Courchesne and Joseph A. Boivin, their associ- 
ates and successors, be and hereby are made a bodv politic and 
corporate by the name of The National League, of IManchester, 
N. H., for charitable and benevolent purposes; and by that name 
may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution, and shall be and hereby are made subject to all the lia- 
bilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for 
the payment of weekly benefits to those of its members who may 
become sick, and for the payment of death benefits to the repre- 
sentatives of those of its members who may die. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by gift, bequest or otherwise, to an amount not 
exceeding five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 4. The first two persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of the 
others at least two days before the date of said meeting. 

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

[Approved March 6. 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 227, 228. 



213 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE MANCHESTER STREET RAIL- 
WAY. 



SECTION 

1. Physical connections authorized; 
prior provision repealed. 



SErrroN 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Manchester Street Railway is hereby author- Physical 

i-n • •ii''if»' connections 

ized to physically connect its tracks with the tracks or any steam anthorized; 

railroad or electric railway which are now or shall hereafter be repelled'."^''"'" 

laid in the city of Manchester and the towns of Bedford and Goffs- 

town; and the cars of said Manchester Street Railway and of 

any such steam railroad or electric railway may be run and operated 

on the tracks of each other, upon such terras and conditions as 

may be agreed upon by the corporations whose tracks are thus 

physically connected. Section 3 of chapter 238 of the session 

Laws of 1895, entitled "An act in amendment of the charter of 

the Manchester Street Railway," is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 228. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BERLIN GAS COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Power to acquire property. 

3. May lay pipes in streets. 

4. Capital stock. 

5. May issue mortgage bonds. 



Section 

6. Additional powers. 

7. Right of eminent domain. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal. 

10. Takes effect on passage. 



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

SectiOxNT 1. That Herbert I. Goss, Burritt H. Hinman. Walter 
H. Russell, Edmund Sulliyan, and Oliyer H. Toothaker, their 
associates, successors and assigns, are hereby constituted a body 
politic and corporate under the name of the Berlin Gas Company 
for the purpose of the manufacture, sale, and distribution of gas 
for the production of light, heat, and power, and for the applica- 
tion to and use of the same for all mechanical and useful purposes 
within the limits of the city of Berlin and the town of Gorham ; and 



Ci irporatlon 
consitituted ; 
purposes. 



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Power to 
acfinire 

])roperty. 



May lay pipes 
ill stree'ts. 



Cai>ital stock. 



May issTie 
mortgage 
bonds. 



Additional 
powers. 



Ri^lit of 
eminent 
domain. 



the said corporation is hereby vested with all the rights, powers, 
and privileges, and made subject to all the duties, restrictions, and 
liabilities by law incident to corporations of similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized to purchase, 
lease, and hold all such real and personal estate as may be necessary 
and proper to hold, use, and employ in the execution of the pur- 
poses for which it was incorporated, and in the conduct of its said 
business; and it may erect such buildings and works and may 
construct such furnaces, reservoirs and gas holders, and may do 
such other things as may be suitable, requisite, and proper for 
the carrying out of its said purposes. 

Sect. 3. The said corporation shall have the right to lay for 
its purposes pipes in any of the public highways and streets of 
the said city of Berlin and said town of Gorham, subject to the 
approval of the mayor and councilmen of the said city or select- 
men of said town ; and to relay and repair the same subject to such 
regulations as to the health and safety of the citizens, and the 
security of the public travel as may be prescribed by said author- 
ities, but shall not have the right to excavate over the water pipes 
of any water company now laid in said public highways or streets, 
except for the purpose of crossing said water pipes; nor to lay 
any pipes parallel and above said water pipes without permission 
in writing from the owners thereof. 

Sect. 4. 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. The amount of the 
capital stock shall be fixed by the corporation at a regular meeting 
subsequent to the passage of this act ; and may, within said limit, 
be increased from time to time as the directors may determine. 
Corporations may be owners of said stock and may vote thereon 
as other stockholders. 

Sect. 5. The corporation shall have the right to sell, mortgage, 
or lease its properties, rights, and franchises ; may issue bonds for 
its purposes to an amount not exceeding that of its capital stock 
paid in, and upon vote of its stockholders, secure the payment of 
such bonds by mortgage of its property rights and franchises; 
such bonds to run not more than thirty-five years from the date 
of issue, and to bear interest not exceeding six per cent, per annum, 
as may be determined by the directors. 

Sect. 6. The said corporation shall likewise have power and 
authority to manufacture, manage, operate, and deal in meters, 
motors, machinery, fixtures, and appliances connected with and 
incident to the use of and convenient for producing gas for lighting, 
heating, and mechanical purposes. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon any lands 
or enclosure, excepting ditches or trenches, wherein water pipes 
are laid, as provided for in section three (3) of this act, and sewers 



1907] Chapter 228. 215 

of said city and town, through which it may be necessary or 
desirable for the pipes of said company to pass, for the purpose 
of conducting gas, and may place and maintain thereon such 
pipes as may be necessary for operating the works of said corpora- 
tion and repairing the same; provided that if said corporation 
shall deem it necessary to enter upon or appropriate any right of 
way over or across any such lands or enclosures for the purpose 
aforesaid, and said corporation shall not agree with the owners 
thereof for the damages that may be done by said corporation, or 
said owners shall be unknown, said corporation shall file with the 
register of deeds for the county of Coos a description of the same, 
together with the statement that the same are taken by said cor- 
poration for said purpose; and shall give to the owner or owners, 
if known, a copy thereof, and shall file with the clerk of the 
superior court for said county of Coos, a bond to the satisfaction 
of said superior court or the clerk thereof, conditioned on the pay- 
ment of all damages that may be afterwards agreed upon or allowed 
in any case, after which said corporation shall be entitled to the 
possession and use of the same. Either party may apply by peti- 
tion to the superior court at a trial term for the county of Coos 
to have the damages determined. Said court shall refer the same 
to the county commissioners, v,ho shall appoint a time and place 
of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as now 
provided for hearings relative to laying out highways; and shall 
assess damages for such taking as of the date when service of the 
notice filed with the register of deeds has been completed, upon 
said owner or owners if known, otherwise when said notice has 
been filed with said clerk. 

Said commissioners shall make report to said court, and said 
court ma^■ issue execution thereon accordingly; but if either party 
shall desire it, upon application to said court, before reference to 
said commissioners, he shall be entitled to a trial by jury in such 
manner and under such regulations as such court may direct. 

Sect. 8. Any three of the persons named in this act may call First meeting. 
the first meeting, at which the organization may be effected, officers 
chosen, and by-laws adopted, and any other business of the cor- 
poration transacted, by a notice of at least ten days before the day 
of said meeting, published in some newspaper in said Berlin. 

Sect. 9. The legislature reserves the right to alter, amend, or subject to 
repeal this act at any time when the public good may require it. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes eflfect 

^ on passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 229. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DOVER & ELIOT STREET RAILWAY TO 
CONNECT WITH THE DOVER, SOMERS WORTH & ROCHESTER STREET 
RAILWAY. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Authority 
granted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Dover & Eliot Street Railway may connect 
its tracks with and enter upon, use and run its cars over the 
line of the Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway from 
Franklin Square in said city of Dover to Central Square in said 
city of Dover, upon such terms as the said Dover & Eliot Street 
Railway and the Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway 
may agree; or in the absence or inability to make an agreement, 
upon such terms as the railroad connnissioners may determine, 
upon the petition of either party. 

Sect. 2. This act takes effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 230. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 234 OF THE LAWS OF 1901 
ENTITLED ''AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY 
OP SOMERSWORTH, CREATING A BOARD OP POLICE COMMISSIONERS 
FOR SAID CITY." 



Section 

1. Compensation of police. 



Section 
2. Take 



effect on passage. 



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

of°poii?l'**'"" Section 1. Amend section 5 of said chapter by striking out 
the whole of said section and substituting therefor the following: 
Sect. 5. The compensation of the city marshal shall be at the 
rate of eight hundred and fifty dollars per year, while actually on 
duty, the assistant marshal two dollars per day, while actually 
on duty, each police officer two dollars per day while actually 
on duty; all the above salaries, including those of the police com- 



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217 



missioners and their necessary expenses, to be paid monthly by 
said city of Somersworth, and to be in full for all fees in criminal 
cases. 

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

I Approved JMareh 7. 1907.] 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 231. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF HANCOCK TO CONSTRUCT AND 
MAINTAIN WATER-WORKS. 



Skc'tion 

1. Water- works authorized. 

2. Right of eminent domain. 

3. Contracts authorized. 



Section 

4. Appropriations authorized. 

.5. Prior acts ratified. 

6. Take.s effect on passage. 



Be it ruacied by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General (k)urt eonveneel: 



the county of Hills- Water-works 
autliorized. 



Section 1. That the town of Hancock, in 
borough, is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, manage, 
maintain, and own suitable water-works, for the purpose of intro- 
ducing into and distributing through the villages in said town, or 
any part of said to-mi, an adequate supply of pure water, in sub- 
terranean pipes, for extinguishing fires and for the use of its citi- 
zens and others, and for such other public, private, and mechanical 
purposes as said town may from time to time authorize and direct ; 
and for that purpose may take, purchase and hold, in fee simple 
or otherwise, any real or personal estate, and any rights therein, 
and any waters and water-rights, and do all other things necessary 
for carrying into effect the purposes of this act, and may excavate 
and dig canals and ditches in any street, place, square, passage- 
way, highway, common, or other land or place, over or through 
which it may be deemed necessary and proper for constructing, 
maintaining, and extending said water-works, and may re-lay, 
change, enlarge, repair and extend the same at pleasure, having 
due regard for the safety and welfare of its citizens and security 
of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said tcnvn is authorized and empowered to enter upon Right of emi 
and take water from Eaton's brook, in said town of Hancock, and 
to enter upon, take and appropriate any land, streams, springs, 
ponds, lakes, or water-rights in the town of Hancock not belonging 
to any aqueduct company, and to secure by fence or otherwise, 
such land, streams, springs, ponds, lakes, or water-rights, and dig 
ditches and canals, make excavations or reservoirs, through, over, 
in. or ui)on any land or inclosure through which it may be necessary 



neut domain. 



218 Chapter 231. [1907 

for said excavations, said reservoirs or said water-works to be or 
exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or conduct- 
ing such water, and placing such pipes or other materials, or works 
as may be necessary for building 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, stream, spring, pond, 
lake or water-right, for the purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower 
the level of such stream, spring, pond or water-right by dams or 
otherwise, and if said town shall not agree with the owner or 
owners thereof for the damages that may be done by said town, or 
such owner or owners shall be unknown, said town, or said owner 
or owners or party injured, may apply to the trial term of the 
superior court for the county within which such stream, spring, 
pond, water-right, lake, or land is situate to have the same laid 
out and damages determined, and said court shall refer the same 
to the county commissioners for said county, who shall appoint 
.a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same 
manner as is now provided by law for laying out highways, and 
said commissioners shall make a report to said court, and said 
court may issue execution accordingly ; if either party shall desire, 
they shall be entitled to a trial by jury, in such manner and under 
such regulations as the court may prescribe, in the same manner as 
appeals from the award of damages in the case of laying out of 
highways. 
Contracts Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract 

authorized. . . ' 

With individuals and corporations, whether citizens of said town 
or not, for supplying them with water for any of the purposes 
herein named or contemplated, and to make such contracts and 
establish such regulations and tolls for the use of water for 
any of said purposes as may from time to time be deemed proper 
and necessary. For the more convenient management of said 
water-works, the said town may place the construction, manage- 
ment, control, and direction of said water-works in a board of 
water commissioners, to consist of three citizens of said town, said 
commissioners to be vested with such powers and duties relating 
to the construction, control, and management of the same as ma;'^ 
from time to time be prescribed by said town. 

Sect. 4. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at anv 
annual or special meeting, by a major vote of those present and 
voting, to raise and appropriate, or to borrow or hire such sums 
of money on the credit of the town as may from time to time be 
deemed necessary and expedient, for the purpose of defraying the 
expense of purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water-rights, 
streams, springs, ponds, lakes, and other rights and property, as 
aforesaid, and for constructing, maintaining, repairing, extending, 
enlarging, and operating said water-works, such indebtedness not 



1907] Chapter 232. 219 

to exceed at any one time twenty thousand dollars, and to issue 
notes or bonds of the town therefor, in such amounts and payable 
at such time or times and at such rates of interest as may be thought 
proper, and may exempt such notes or bonds from taxation when 
held by inhabitants of the town, said notes and bonds to be signed 
by at least a majority of the selectmen and countersigned by the 
town treasurer. Said town is hereby authorized and empowered 
to raise by taxation and pay each year the interest of the notes 
and bonds so issued, and such part of the principal as the town may 
determine at any annual meeting. 

Sect. 5. The action of the town at the annual town meeting March P^'iof acts 
14th, 1905, in voting to appoint a committee to investigate the 
matter of a water system, and in appropriating money to defray 
the expense of such investigation, and the action of the town at 
the annual meeting IMarcli 13th, 1906, in electing a board of w^ater 
commissioners, in voting to accept money subscribed by citizens 
toward the water system, in voting to establish said s.vstem, in 
voting to Ijorrow for the construction of said water system the ten 
thousand dollars known as the Whitcomb legacy held by said town, 
said town paying thereon the same rate of interest now received on 
the same, and the action of said board of water commissioners 
in letting said contract, in accepting real estate and water-rights 
given by citizens of said town for the establishment of said water 
system, and all contracts and agreements heretofore made by said 
town or said board of water commissioners for the establishment 
of said water system, pursuant to the action of said town meetings 
held March 14th, 1905 and :\Iarch 13th, 1906, are hereby ratified, 
confirmed, and legalized. 

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

^ ^ ° on passage. 

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 232. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF KEENE ACADEMY. 

Section i Section 

1. Charter amended. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The second section of the charter of Keene Academy ^^^^H^ 
is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words but 
said corporation may hold real and personal estate not exceeding 
fifty thousand dollars in excess of said sum of thirty thousand 



220 



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190 < 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



dollars, which, together with the income thereof, may be used and 
applied b.y said corporation for the best interests of said institution 
in the discretion of the trustees or may be applied and paid over 
by said trustees for the purposes and under the conditions set forth 
in the decree of the superior court rendered at the April term 1905 
of said court sitting at said Keene, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 2. And be it further enacted that 
said corporation may establish an academy in the town of Keene 
in the county of Cheshire for the education of youth of both sexes, 
and their instruction in classical and useful knowledge and in all 
the branches of learning usually taught in academies; may erect 
and maintain suitable buildings therefor and may hold real and 
personal estate to any amount not exceeding thirty thousand dol- 
lars, which together with all gifts, donations, bequests, and legacies 
that have been, or may hereafter be given or bequeathed to said 
academy, and the interest, rents and profits of the same to be 
applied by the corporation in such manner as may best promote 
the interests of said institution; but said corporation may hold 
real and personal estate not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in 
excess of said sum of thirty thousand dollars, which together 
with the income thereof, may be used and applied by said corpora- 
tion for the best interests of said institution in the discretion of 
the trustees or may be applied and paid over by said trustees for 
the purposes and under the conditions set forth in the decree of 
the superior court rendered at the April term 1905 of said court 
sitting at said Keene. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 233. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONVEYANCE OF THE STRATHAM AND 
NEWMARKET BRIDGE TO ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. 



Conveyance 
authorized. 



Sectiox 

1. Conveyance authorized. 

2. Acceptance authorized. 

3. Towns to assume bridge debt. 



Section 

4. Takes effect upon approval by popu- 

lar vote. 

5. Repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. The selectmen of the towns of Stratham and New- 
fields are hereby authorized and directed, on behalf of said towns, 
to execute and deliver to Rockingham county, a good and sufficient 
conveyance of the interest of said towns in and to the Stratham 



1907] Chapter 234. 221 

and Newmarket bridge, with its appurtenances, over the Exeter 
river, subject to the condition that said Rockingham county is 
to maintain said bridge as a free bridge for the public travel. 

Sect. 2. The county commissioners of Rockingham county are ^^^f^J*'^"^ 
hereby authorized and directed, on behalf of said count3% to receive 
said conveyance, and to maintain said Stratham and Newmarket 
bridge over said Exeter river, as a public highway, on the same 
terms and with the same rights and liabilities as are provided for 
highways not in any town. 

Sect. 3. The town of Stratham and the town of Newfields shall ^f.^^P^ioJi «* 
each assume as a part of its town debt oi:;e half of the debt existing 
on account of said bridge. 

Sect. 4. Each of said towns shall vote upon the acceptance of Approval by 
the terms of this act at its next annual meeting, and if a majority 
of the qualified voters present and voting in each of said towns 
shall vote in the affirmative on said question, this act shall there- 
upon take effect. 

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

[Approved March 7, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 234. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CHOICE OF WATER COMMISSIONERS IN 
THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN. 

Section | Section 

1. Water commissioners provided for. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The town of Charlestown is hereby authorized to water 
choose a board of water commissioners. Those first chosen after provided for. 
the passage of this act shall serve in the order of their election 
respectively for the terms of one, two and three years and there- 
after at each annual town meeting one commissioner shall be 
chosen for the term of three years. 

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

^ ^ '^ on passage. 

[Approved March 9, 1907.] 



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Chapter 235. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 235. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE TPIE MOUNT CRESCENT WATER COMPANY. 



SeC'tiox 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Right of eminent domain. 



Sectiok 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on i^assage; subject to 

repeal. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Capital .stock. 



Right of emi- 
nent domain. 



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

Section 1. That Charles E. Lowe. Charles E. Lowe, Jr.. Wil- 
liam 0. Pray, Ellen H. Richards, Alice T. Bradley, Caroline Cohen, 
and Virginius Newton, of Randolph, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Mount Crescent Water Company, 
for the purpose of bringing water in subterranean pipes into Ran- 
dolph Hill in said Randolph, for domestic use, the extinguishment 
of fires, and 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 lia- 
bilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

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 the 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of five thousand 
dollars. Said corporation may acquire and hold real and personal 
estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid; and it 
may issue notes and other obligations secured by a mortgage of its 
property, assets, and franchise to carry out the purposes for which 
it is created. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and appro- 
priate any stream, brook, or spring, in said Randolph, not now in 
actual use as a source of supply to any aqueduct now laid and 
supplying water to any of the individuals in said town, and to 
secure the same by fences or otherwise, and to 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 may be necessary for operating and maintain- 
ing 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, and if 
said corporation shall not agree with the owners thereof for the 
damage that may be done by said corporation, or such owner 
shall be unknown, either party may apply to the superior court 



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223 



for the county of Coos 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 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 damages, 
and report to said court, and said court may issue execution accord- 
ingly. Provided, further, that entry and taking of property for 
the purposes of this act shall not be postponed by reason of any 
failure of parties to agree or proceedings for assessment of damages 
as heretofore provided, but said corporation may enter upon, take 
or occupy such property, rights, and estate by filing a bond lo the 
satisfaction of the superior court or clerk thereof conditioned on 
the payment of all damages that may be afterwards agreed upon 
or allowed in any case. 

Sect. 4. Any two of the corporators named in this act may call First meeting. 
the first meeting by ten days' notice in writing to each of the cor- 
porators of the time and place of such meeting. At said meeting, 
or any adjournment thereof, or at any subsequent one, associates 
may be elected, and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may 
be necessary to carry into effect the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage and the Takes effect 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the sub^eet'to'' 
pul)lic good requires. repeal. 

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



CHAPTP:Pt 236. 



AN ACT TO 'INCORPORATE THE CLAREMONT POWER COMPANY. 



Section 


SECTioisr 


1. 


Corporation constitiited; right of 


6. 


May operate railroad in Claremont 




eminent domain. 




and supply electric light, heat, 


2. 


May acquire property of certain 




and power. 




corporations. 


7. 


Capital stock and bonds. 


3. 


May issue stock and bonds for 


8. 


Mortgages to secure bonds. 




properties purchased. 


9. 


Corporate seal. 


4. 


May transmit electricity across Con- 


10. 


First meeting. 




necticut river. 


11. 


Subject to repeal; act takes effect 


5. 


Transfer of property authorized. 




on passage. 



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



Section 1. That L. N. Wheelock, Oscar B. Rand, Hira R. Coi-poration 
Beckwith, John T. Emerson, Frank H. Foster, and Frank H. rigMof'emi- 
Brown, their associates, successors and assigns, be and they hereby '""'' "m^m. 
are made a body politic and corporate by the name of Claremont 
Power Company and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute 



224 



Chapter 236. 



1907 



May acquire 
property 
of certain 
corporations. 



and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby 
are invested with all the powers and privileges, and made subject 
to all liabilities under the laws of this state applicable thereto, 
so far as the same are not inconsistent with this act ; and may take, 
hold, lease, purchase and acquire such real and personal estate as 
may be necessary or convenient in the prosecution of its business, 
and the same may be sold, leased or disposed of at pleasure. And 
if said corporation shall not be able to agree with the owners of 
real estate for the damages that may be done by said corporation, 
or the owner shall be unknown, either party may apply to the 
superior court at a trial term in the county of Sullivan to have 
the same laid out and the damages determined; and said court 
shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said county, 
who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice 
thereof in the same manner as now provided by law for laying 
out highways. Said commissioners shall make report to said court, 
and said court may issue execution therein accordingly; but if 
either party shall desire it, upon application to said court before 
reference to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a trial 
by jury in such manner, and under such regulations as said court 
may prescribe. Said corporation shall have no right or authority 
to take or acquire, in any manner except by purchase or lease 
upon such terms as the owner may accept, any water privileges, 
water-power or other water-rights located in the town of Clare- 
mont, or any real estate in said town to which any such privileges, 
powers or rights are appurtenant. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowereil 
at any time within two years from the date of passage of this act 
to acquire by contract, lease or purchase any or all of the property, 
assets, stock and franchises of the Claremont Railway & Lighting 
Company, a corporation duly incorporated by an act of the legis- 
lature of this state, approved March 22d, 1901, upon such terms 
as are agreed to by the parties thereto ; and upon execution of such 
contract or lease, or the purchase thereof, or the acquirement of 
said stock, said Claremont Power Company shall have and enjoy all 
the franchises, rights and powers of said Claremont Railway & 
Lighting Company, in and to any part or the whole of said 
property, assets and franchises so contracted, leased or purchasad, 
subject to any charter limitations, and to all statutory provisions 
applicable thereto not inconsistent with this act. 

Said corporation is also hereby authorized and empowered at 
any time within two years from date of passage of this act to 
acquire by contract, lease or purchase all the property, assets, 
stock, and franchises or any part thereof of the Black River Elec- 
tric Power, Lighting & Railway Company, a corporation, duly 
incorporated by an act of the legislature of the state of Vermont, 
approved December 10th, 1904, and amendments thereto, upon 



1907] Chapter 236. 225 

such terms as may be agreed upon by the parties thereto; and 
upon execution of such contract or lease, or the purchase thereof, 
or the acquirement of said stock, said Claremont Power Company 
shall have and enjoy all the franchises, rights and powers of said 
Black River Electric Power. Lighting & Railway Company in and 
to any part or the whole of said property, assets and franchises, 
so contracted, leased or purchased, subject to any charter limita- 
tions, and to all statutory provisions applicable thereto not incon- 
sistent with this act. 

Sect. 3. Said Claremont Power Companv is hereby authorized Mayiss^ie 

'^ / . •' stock and bonds 

and empowered from time to time to issue its capital stock, at not for properties 
less than par, bonds, or obligations, in payment for the property, 
rights, privileges, contracts and franchises acquired in conformity 
with this act, and any capital stock issued for such purpose shall 
be deemed full paid and non-assessable ; and any person or cor- 
poration holding such property, rights, privileges, contracts or fran- 
chises as this corporation is authorized to acquire may sell, lease 
or otherwise dispose of such property, rights, privileges, contracts 
or franchises to the Claremont Power Company and receive such 
stock, bonds, or other obligations of this corporation in payment 
therefor; and the Claremont Power Company is also authorized to 
acquire, hold and dispose of the stock, bonds, securities and obliga- 
tions of any and every such company, and of all and every corpora- 
tion wherever organized which owns or controls at least a majority 
of stock of any of the companies aforesaid; and the Claremont 
Powder Company is further authorized and empowered to sell and 
dispose of any and all rights, privileges, contracts, franchises, stock, 
bonds, obligations and securities to any other corporation, and 
the corporation so purchasing shall have the rights, privileges, 
franchises, and be subject to the duties and obligations imposed 
upon this corporation pertaining to the nature of the property so 
acquired ; and the said Claremont Power Company is also authorized 
and empowered from time to time to guarantee the stock, bonds, 
and other obligations and the dividends and interest thereon of any 
or all of the companies aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. Said Claremont Power Company' is hereby authorized May transmit 
and empowered to transmit and convey electricity to or from any LrossCon- 
point or points in the town of Claremont aforesaid, across the Con- ^e'^^^'^^* "'^ ®^- 
necticut river, to or from any point or points in the towns of 
Weathersfield and Windsor in the state of Vermont opposite said 
town of Claremont at the New Hampshire state line there situate, 
by metallic wires, submerged cables, or any other suitable means or 
instrumentalities for transmitting electricity, and may there con- 
nect the same with the metallic wires, cables or other instrumentali- 
ties for transmitting electricity granted the Black River Electric 
Power, Lighting & Railway Company herein referred to; to the 
end that electricity generated by said Black River Electric Power, 



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Transfer 
of property 
authorized. 



May operate 
railroad in 
Claremont 
and suijply 
electric liy;lit, 
heat, and 
power. 



Lighting & Railway Company in the state of Vermont, or by said 
Claremont Power Company in the state of New Hampshire may be 
transmitted by said wires, cables or other instrumentalities across 
said Connecticut river, for use by said Claremont Power Company 
in the business of generating, manufacturing, producing and sup- 
plying electricity for purpose of light, heat and mechanical power 
and operating a street railway by any motive power except steam 
within territory hereinafter specified, and said Claremont Power 
Company may take and hold, lease, purchase and acquire as herein 
provided such real and personal estate as may be necessary and 
convenient in carrying out the purpose for which said Claremont 
Power Company is chartered, in conformity with this charter, and 
subject to all statutory provisions applicable thereto not incon- 
sistent with this act. It being the intent of this act to authorize 
said Claremont Power Company and the Claremont Railway & 
Lighting Company, and the said Black River Electric Power, Light- 
ing & Railway Company to unite the property, assets and franchises 
of said corporations, or such part thereof as may be agreed by the 
parties thereto, into the corporation created by this act. to be known 
as the Claremont Power Company. 

Sect. 5. The Claremont Railway & Lighting Company is hereby 
authorized and empow^ered to transfer and convey by deed, eon- 
tract, or lease all or any part of the property, assets and franchises 
of said corporation to said Claremont Power Company upon such 
terms as may be agreed upon by said corporations, and as will 
enable said Claremont Power Company to maintain and operate the 
electric railway and lighting plant or any part thereof now owned 
and operated by said Claremont Railway & Lighting Company, and 
said Claremont Power Company is hereby authorized to develop 
the charter rights of said Black River Electric Power, Lighting & 
Railway Company or any part thereof according to the terms of 
any contract, conveyance or lease that may be executed by said 
Claremont Power Company and said Black River Electric Power, 
Lighting & Railway Company and all extensions thereof; and on 
the execution of said contract, conveyance or lease, said Claremont 
Power Company shall have and enjoy all the franchises and powers 
according to the terms thereof of either or both said Claremont 
Railway & Lighting Company and said Black River Electric Power, 
Lighting & Railway Company, as fully and completely as said cor- 
porations may now or in any case could if no contract, conveyance 
or lease was made. 

Sect. 6. Said Claremont Power Company is hereby authorized 
and empowered to own and operate such part or all of the cor- 
porate property and franchises of said Black River Electric Power, 
Lighting & Railway Company, in connection with such part or all 
of the corporate property and franchises of the Claremont Railway 



1907] Chapter 236. 227 

& Lighting Company as it may lawfully acquire under the re- 
spective charters of said corporations and the provisions of this 
act. and may transmit electricity across the Connecticut river in 
manner herein provided, for the purpose of obtaining auxiliary 
electric power to maintain and operate a railroad for the transporta- 
tion of passengers, freight, express or mail, and producing and 
supplying electricity for purposes of light, heat and mechanical 
power in said town of Claremont according to the charter rights 
granted said Claremont Railway & Lighting Company. 

Sect. 7. The capital stock of said Claremont Power Company capital stock 
shall not exceed $700,000, to be divided into shares of $100 each, '''"' 
except that said corporation may increase or reduce its capital 
stock subject to the statutes relating thereto; of which capital 
stock so much thereof shall be preferred, and be preferred in such 
manner, under such terms and with such conditions as a majority 
of the stockholders of said Claremont Power Company present and 
voting at a meeting for said purpose shall determine; and said 
Claremont Power Company is hereby authorized to tender each 
stockholder of said Claremont Railway & Lighting Company, and 
the stockholders of said corporation are authorized to receive and 
surrender in reduction of the capital stock of said Claremont Rail- 
way & Lighting Company such proportion of his stock as the amount 
of the proposed reduction bears to the whole amount of the 
capital stock; such payment to be tendered and received in money, 
or the equivalent in the capital stock of said Claremont Power 
Company, as the parties thereto may agree. Said Claremont Power 
Company may from time to time issue bonds to provide means 
for construction and for funding so much of their floating debt as 
may have been incurred for construction, or for the purchase of 
such real or personal estate as may have been necessary or con- 
venient for the operation of its road, plant or business for which 
it was chartered, or for the purpose of refunding its funded or 
refunded debt, or that of any of the companies authorized to be 
united under this act, or renewing or retiring the funded debt of 
any of the companies authorized to be united under this act, or to 
provide means for building and equipping branches or extensions 
or additions to its road or plant; lyrovided if any of said bonds 
shall be used for the construction or improvement or purchase or 
refunding the debts or obligations of railroad property the same 
shall be issued only when approved by the board of railway com- 
missioners and subject to and in accordance with section 17, chap- 
ter 27, Laws of 1895 and amendments thereto. 

Sect. 8. To secure the payment of such bonds with interest Mortgages to 

. " . secure bonds. 

thereon said corporation may mortgage its road and franchises, 
and any part of its other property, and may include in such mort- 
gage property to be thereafter acquired. 



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First meeting. 



Corporate seal. Sect. 9. Said Corporation may have a corporate seal, and may 
make such by-laws not in conflict with the laws of the state as 
it may require, and may fix the time and place for holding the 
annual meeting. 

Sect. 10. Any three of the persons named as grantees or incor- 
porators may call the first meeting by publishing notice thereof in 
any newspaper printed in said Claremont at least one week prior 
to the time of holding said meeting, at which meeting or any 
adjournment thereof by-laws may be adopted and directors chosen 
Avho shall hold office until the first annual meeting thereafter, or 
imtil their successors are chosen at a meeting of the stockholders 
legally called. 

Sect. 11. The legivslature may alter, amend or repeal this act 
whenever in its opinion the public good may so require, and this 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



Subject to 
repeal; act 
takes effect 
passage. 



CHAPTER 237. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAX.\TION THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE 
ST. JOSEPH HOSPITAL, IN NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Property exempted. 



Takes effect 



Property 
exempted. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. The real and personal property of St. Joseph Hos- 
pital, so called, located in Nashua, together with any additions 
thereto or improvements thereon, are and shall be exempt from 
taxation, so long as said property may be used for hospital pur- 
poses. 

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

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



1907] Chapters 238, 239. 229 

CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS ST. 
JOSEPH ORPHANAGE IN NASHUA. 

Sec'tiox I Section 

1. Property exempted. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The real and personal property of the St. Joseph Property 
Orphanage located in Nashua, together with any additions or im- 
provements thereto, is and hereby shall be exempt from taxation 
so long as it may be used as an orphanage. 

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

i^ I- '=> on passage. 

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 239. 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION, THE PROPERTY OF THE SISTERS 
OF MERCY, LOCATED IN NASHUA. 

Section | Section 

1. Property exempted. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the property of the Sisters of Mercy, located Pioperty 
on Pearl street in Nashua be exempted from taxation for such 
term of years as the city councils of said city may deem proper 
and the said city councils are hereby authorized and empowered 
to grant such exemption. 

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

^ '^ on passage. 

[Approved March 13, 1907.] 



230 Chapters 240, 241. [1907 

CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH 
CONWAY AND MOUNT KEARSARGE RAILROAD, PASSED JUNE SESSION, 
1883, AND ALL SUBSEQUENT ACTS RELATING TO THE SAME. 

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: 

kf Ixtended^''' SECTION 1. The time for the completion of the North Conway 
and Mount Kearsarge Railroad is hereby extended to the first day 
of July, 1909. 

Jn p^ifss^^^e!^ Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved IMarch 14, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 241. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AND EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE KEENE ELECTRIC 
RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Time for building extended. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Time for biiiid- Section 1. The time fixed in the "Act to revive, amend and 

mg extended. ' 

extend the charter of the Keene Electric Railway Company," ap- 
proved ]\Iarch 9, 1905, in which to build its road, is hereby extended 
to March 31, 1909, and said corporation shall have such additional 
time in which to build its road. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on passage. ^ r- o 



[Approved March 14, 1907.; 



lOOl 



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231 



CHAPTER 2-12 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LACONIA HOME FOR THE AGED. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Powers. 

3. Organization. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Charles W. Vauglian. W. A. corporation 

° constituted ; 



Section 1. That. Stanton Owen 
Loyne, Arthur AV. Dinsraoor, William A. Plummer, Geo. P. Mun- purposes. 
sey, Michael Carroll. Geo. B. Cox, Hamlin Huntress, William F. 
Knight, Frank P. Webster, Walter D. Huse, all of Laconia; be, 
and they hereby are, constituted a corporation by the name of 
The Laconia Home for the Aged, and they and such others as 
shall be duly elected members of said corporation at any meeting 
thereof according to such by-laws as may be hereafter established, 
shall be and remain a body politic and corporate by said name 
and from the passage of this act, for the purpose of founding and 
establishing such a home as is usually provided by similar institu- 
tions, and said corporation is vested with all the powers and privi- 
leges incident to corporations of like nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation by that name may sue and be sued, Powers. 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
have power to take and acquire and hold real and personal estate 
to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, by 
lease purchase, donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the purpose of 
establishing and maintaining a home at Laconia, aforesaid, erect- 
ing suitable buildings, and properly furnishing the same with what- 
ever may be desirable or necessary for the successful operation 
of said institution ; and said institution being exclusively for uses 
and purposes of public charity its property shall be exempted from 
taxation, and said corporation shall have the power to convey, 
transfer, sell, and dispose of real and personal estate. 

Sect. 3. The government of said home, and the general manage- Orgauizati 
ment of the financial and prudential affairs of said corporation 
shall be vested in a board of trustees of not less than ten, or more 
than fifteen, who shall be chosen in such a manner, at such times, 
and for such a term of office as may be prescribed by the by-laws 
of said corporation hereafter to be adopted. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and make By-laws. 
such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary ; may deter- 
mine the number, time, and manner of choosing its officers, pre- 
scribe and define their respective duties, and may from time to 



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1907 



First meetina. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



time, alter and amend and modify its by-laws, rules and regulations, 
as therein provided. 

Sect. 5. The first three persons named in section 1, or any two 
of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving 
notice to each of the persons named in this act, by mail, five days 
prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efi^ect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 14, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 243. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HUGGINS HOSPITAL OF THE TOWN OP 
WOLFEBORO. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. By-laws. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



By-laws. 



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

Section 1. That Blake Folsom. James H. Martin, Stephen W. 
Clow. Sewall W. Abbott, Wilbra H. Swett. Fred C. Tobey, Edwin 
F. Chamberlain, Parry T. Hersey and Nathaniel H. Scott, and 
their successors in office, be and shall be a corporation under 
the name of the Huggins Hospital of the Town of Wolfeboro, and 
by such name may sue and be sued, and acquire and hold property 
as provided by this act. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and 
maintain in the town of Wolfeboro an institution for such nursing, 
care, support, and medical and surgical treatment of sick and dis- 
abled people, as are usually provided and furnished by similar 
institutions, and for such purposes acquire and hold by lease, pur- 
chase, donation, deed, will, or otherwise, real and personal estate 
not exceeding in value five hundred thousand dollars; and said 
institution being in the nature of a public charity, its property shall 
be exempted from taxation. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may establish and adopt a constitu- 
tion and by-laws, rules and regulations, and from time to time 
alter the same, choose honorary members, constitute officers, com- 
mittees, agents, and sub-agents, and servants, and have and exercise 
all the powers and privileges incident to corporations of like nature, 
and not contrary to the constitution and laws of this state. 



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233 



Sect. 4. The first meeting of said corporation for the accept- First meeting, 
ance of this act and for organization under the same shall be called 
by the first incorporator by notice in writing to each of the persons 
named in this act five days at least prior to said meeting. 

Sect 5 The legislature mav alter or amend this charter when- Sub,iect to 

' •, -it" t • -i repeal. 

ever in their opnnon the public good may require it. 

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

[Approved March 14. 1907.] 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 306 OF THE LAWS OF 1903 
ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONNECTICUT RIVER 
POWER COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE." 



Section 

1. Powers and purposes. 

2. Charge to municipality, how fi.xed. 

3. Assessment of flowage damages; 

right to take pi'opert.y limited. 

4. Assessment of damages by power 

lines. 

5. Storage of water of river. 



Section 

G. Time for building limited. 

7. Capital stock. 

8. Additional rights of flowage. 

9. Consolidated corporation may issue 

bonds. 
10. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Secti(^n 2 of chapter 306 of the Laws of 1903 en- j^^^^^J^'^^^"^ 
titled, "An act to incorporate the Connecticut River Power Com- 
pany, of New Hampshire." is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : Sect. 2. The said corporation shall have the power and 
authority to construct a dam or dams across the Connecticut river 
at any points in said river opposite the towns of Brattleboro and 
Vernon in Vermont and north of the mouth of the Ashuelot river, 
together with all necessary 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 manu- 
facturing and municipal purposes, and to use and sell water power 
from said dam and reservoir and from said water mills for munici- 
pal and manufacturing purposes, and to manufacture, 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 covenants in relation to the objects 



234 Chapter 244. [1907 

of the corporation, and of enforcing 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 to raise money therefor 
in the same manner as other town charges. Said corporation shall 
be capable 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 biTsiness of said corpora- 
tion ; and may for the purpose of distributing and delivering elec- 
tricity for the purposes as herein provided, erect and maintain lines 
and conduits under, in, or upon the streets and highwavs of any 
town or city under such regulations therefor as are provided under 
the general laws of the state. The said corporation shall also have 
the power to construct and maintain a plant for producing elec- 
tricity by steam power as auxiliary to the water power it may 
develop as herein provided. Provided always that the said cor- 
poration 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 Company on said river, either at low, medium or high 
water at any season of the year, and if two dams shall be con- 
structed, one above and one below the mouth of West river, the 
waters of the Connecticut river shall not be raised by such lower 
dam to such height as to raise the water at the mouth of West 
river more than six feet higher than the normal flow of water at 
that point, and provided further, that none of the structures hereby 
authorized shall interfere with the free use of said river as a 
public highway for floating logs. No changes in the course of the 
Connecticut river caused by any dam or structure authorized by 
this act shall change the existing state line between Vermont and 
New Hampshire. 
Charge to Sect. 2. Scctiou 3 of Said chapter 306 of the Laws of 1903 is 

hJ^flSd.'*^' hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sect. 3. This corpora- 
tion shall upon application furnish to any municipality whose 
territory adjoins the flow^age caused by said dam or dams, electricity 
for lighting the streets and highways, and public buildings of such 
municipality, and for pumping water for fire protection and do- 
mestic 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 pro- 
duced or manufactured under the provisions of this act. In case 
this corporation cannot agree with the officers of such municipality 
or municipalities as to the charge to be made for electricity fur- 
nished under the provisions of this section, either party may peti- 
tion to the superior court for Cheshire county to have the amount 
of compensation therefor determined ; and said superior court shall 



1907] Chapter 244. 235 

thereupon, on due notice, hear and determine the facts involved, 
either by a commission 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 judgment 
and order, until the same be revised, modified or altered by said 
court. And in case this corporation shall negligently fail to comply 
with such judgment and order, it shall forfeit not less than 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. This corporation 
shall make no discrimination in rates or terms against the town 
of Hinsdale or against users of power in Hinsdale. 

Sect. 3. Section 4 of said chapter 306 of the Laws of 1903 is Assessment 

^ <>t nowage 

hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sect. 4. If in the damages; right 

. p • T n T • ^^* take prop- 

ereetion, maintenance, or continuance oi said dam or dams, wings, erty limited. 
retaining walls, canals and water mills, it becomes necessary to 
enter upon or take or to flow w^ater on to or damage the 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 necessity for and damage to be paid therefor, either party may 
apply by petition to the superior court for the county of Cheshire 
to have the necessity therefor determined and the damage that 
may have been or may be done thereby, assessed, and then and 
thereupon the same proceedings shall be had in the premises 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 relative to flowage. And upon payment or tender of the 
damage and costs, so ascertained and determined, and not before, 
this corporation may proceed and continue to enter upon, take and 
flow water onto said land and property, and erect and maintain 
such structure. Provided, Jwivever, that said Connecticut River 
Power Company shall never take or seek to acquire any lands or 
other property north of the railroad station at Brattleboro, Ver- 
mont, already or hereafter owned or appropriated for necessary 
railroad purposes by the Connecticut River Railroad Company 
or by the Vermont Valley Railroad, or which may be required for 
the double track of said railroad between the villages of Bellows 
Falls and Brattleboro, Vermont, except the necessary right of 
flowage, in which case the right of way, embankments and other 
railroad structures and property of said railroads are to be properly 
and effectively protected against damage by rubble, masonry or 
otherwise, as provided in this act; and provided further that the 
dam of this corporation shall not be flooded until the embankments, 
road-bed, ways, culverts and bridges of any and all railroads 
affected, and the highways and bridges in the towns of Hinsdale 
and Chesterfield, and the higliM-ay bridges across the Connecticut 



236 Chapter 244. [1907 

river between Walpole and Westminster, and between Hinsdale and 
Brattleboro and Brattleboro and Chesterfield are properly and 
effectively protected against damage, by rubble, masonry or other- 
wise, to the satisfaction of the engineers of said respective railroad 
companies, and, as to said highways and bridges, to the satisfaction 
of the selectmen of the towns of Walpole, Hinsdale, Chesterfield 
and Brattleboro, and in case of disagreement as to the method and 
construction of said protection and its effectiveness or the necessity 
therefor, the same shall be determined ])y a competent board of 
engineers, experienced and qualified in railroad and bridge and 
road 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. Or in case of such disagreement, the railroad 
company or town affected may, if it so elects, petition the court 
of chancery of Vermont or the superior court in New Hampshire, 
which courts respectively shall determine the questions in contro- 
versy in such way as the law and the rules of court may provide ; 
and the parties shall have the right of appeal on the questions 
of law to the supreme court in each state, as the laws of said states 
may respectively provide. Any changes necessary in the construc- 
tion of bridges including the said Walpole bridge and Brattleboro 
and Hinsdale liridge and Brattleboro and Chesterfield bridge", cul- 
verts or road-bed and highways to be made by the railroad com- 
pany or town respectively interested, or the lessees of said railroad 
companies, subject to the foregoing provisions, and at the expense 
of this corporation and within a reasonable time after notice of the 
requirements and after security has been provided and given for 
its payment. It shall be the duty of the Connecticut River Power 
Company, at all times, to fully, properlv and efficiently protect 
the railroads, highways and highway bridges mentioned in this 
section, and to compensate said railroad corporations and towns, 
respectively, for all injury or damage sustained by them, or either 
of them, in consequence of the construction or operation of any 
dam, dams, or any other work done or structure erected by this 
corporation. 
Assessment Sect. 4. If in the erectiou and maintenance of lines for the 

power lines. " transmission of power developed by it, under the provisions of its 
charter, as amended, it becomes necessary for said corporation, 
The Connecticut River Power Company, of New Hampshire, to 
enter upon or cross with such lines of power transmission the 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 necessity for and damage to be paid therefor, either party 
^ may proceed for the determination of the same by petition to the 
superior court for Cheshire county, and said superior court shall 
thereupon on due notice hear and determine the facts involved 



1907] Chapter 244. 237 

either by a commission or in open court, and thereupon make such 
order and judgment in the premises as to the court may seem 
just and reasonable ; and upon the payment or tender of the dam- 
ages and costs ascertained and determined by such proceedings, this 
corporation may proceed and continue to erect and maintain lines 
for power transmission on such lands and property. But this cor- 
poration shall not have the right to erect or maintain lines for 
transmission of electricity along the right of way of any railroad, 
without its consent, except as it may be reasonably necessary to 
cross such right of way, in which case, such line of transmission 
shall cross directly over and shall be constructed at the point of 
such crossing in such a manner as to safely and securely protect 
persons and property of such railroad and any lines of telegraph 
and telephone along such right of way. 

Sect. 5. The said corporation. The Connecticut River Power storage of 

^ ' water ot river. 

Company, of New Hampshire, in the exercise of the powers granted 
it by its charter, as amended, may hold the flow of said river in 
storage as may be necessary for the reasonable development and 
use of such water power, but it shall not interfere with the free 
use of such river for the purpose of floating logs thereon. 

Sect. 6. Section 11 of said chapter 306 of the Laws of 1903, Time for hidid- 

mg limitea. 

is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Sect. 11. This 
act shall be within the control of the legi'slature. at any time to 
amend or repeal as the public good shall require. If said corpora- 
tion shall not before December 1, 1908, commence the construction 
of a dam under said charter then this act shall be void. And if 
the construction of the dam opposite the town of Vernon, Vermont, 
is not commenced by December 1, 1908. and completed within five 
years from that time, all rights to erect a dam south of Brattleboro 
under the provisions of this charter shall cease. But any delay in 
construction thereof caused by an injunction shall not be included 
in such five years. It is hereby provided that the power house 
used for the development and generation of electricity shall be 
located in the town of Hinsdale, but, if it shall be found that 
said power house can not, with reasonable safety and reasonable 
cost, be built in the town of Hinsdale, the corporation may apply 
to the selectmen of Hinsdale, who shall have the power to consent 
that said power house may be built in Vernon, Vermont, and, upon 
the consent of said selectmen in writing being obtained, the fore- 
going limitation upon the location of the power house shall not be 
applicable. If said selectmen do not so consent, the corporation 
may appeal from their decision to the superior court for the county 
of Cheshire, and said court may hear the parties in open court and 
may decide the question whether said power house, under the forego- 
ing conditions as to reasonable safety and reasonable cost, shall be 
built in Hinsdale or may be built in Vernon, Vermont. If the select- 



238 



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1907 



Capital stock. 



Additional 
rights of 
flowage. 



Consolidated 
corporation 
may issue 
bonds. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



men do so consent any twenty-five voters in said Hinsdale may join in 
a like appeal from their decision to the superior court. If it shall be 
finally determined in accordance with the provisions hereof that said 
power house may be built in Vernon, Vt., the corporation shall, 
within two years after said final decision, pay to the town of 
Hinsdale the sum of fifty thousand dollars in compensation for the 
loss of taxable property which Hinsdale Avill sustain by reason 
of the power house not being built within the limits of said town. 

Sect. 7. Section 5 of said chapter 306 of the Laws of 1903 
is hereby amended so as to read as follows : Sect. 5. The capital 
stock of this corporation shall be two hundred thousand dollars, 
which may be increased by a majority vote of its stockholders to 
any sum not to exceed two million dollars. Said capital stock 
shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 8. If this corporation or any corporation with which it 
may merge or consolidate as provided in section 10 of chapter 306 
of the Laws of 1903, shall desire to construct a dam at any point 
below the mouth of the Ashuelot river for the purpose of storing 
water to control the flow of the river, it shall have the right so 
to do, and if it shall procure and exercise the right to construct a 
dam across the Connecticut river at any point in the state of 
Massachusetts, it shall have the right of flowage in the State of 
New Hampshire subject to the conditions and limitations as pro- 
vided in sections 2, 3 and 4 of said chapter 306 of the Laws of 
1903 as amended by this act except that it shall have no right 
to raise the water by any dam authorized by this section at the 
mouth of the Ashuelot river, either at low, medium or high water, 
and shall have no right to take therefor any land now owned or 
hereafter acquired by the Connecticut River Railroad Company 
for necessary railroad purposes. And it shall have no rights under 
this section until it shall have built a dam under this charter oppo- 
site the town of Vernon, Vermont, north of the mouth of the 
Ashuelot river. Said corporation may make contracts with other 
corporations with reference to the furnishing of electrical energy 
to said other corporations or within the territory served by them. 

Sect. 9. Section ten of said chapter 306 of the Law^s of 1903 
is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words: The 
corporation resulting from such consolidation or merger, whether 
it be this corporation or another, shall have the authority to issue 
bonds and stock to an amount equal to the total authorized amount 
of the bonds and stock of the corporations that are merged or con- 
solidated. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved March 14, 1907.] 



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Chapters 245, 246. 



239 



CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE TOWN OF 
HAVERHILL, HELD MARCH 12, 1907. 



Section 

1. Meeting and proceedings legalized. 



2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The annual meeting of the town of Haverhill held ^tfprweed- 
March 12, 1907, and all votes and proceedings of said meeting are mgs legalized. 
hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. In^passiK* 

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT CONSTITUTING THE HARTLAND FALLS COMPANY OF VERMONT 
A CORPORATION WITHIN THIS STATE AND AUTHORIZING THE CON- 
STRUCTION OF A DAM ON THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AT SUMNER 's 
FALLS. 



SECTION 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Maintenance of dam. 

3. Construction of dam regulated. 



Section 

4. Dam not to interfere with logs. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. 



That the Hartland Falls Company, a corporation ^;^'^^^ 



duly established agreeably to the provisions of an act of the legis- 
lature of Vermont approved December 15, 1906, be and hereby 
is constituted a corporation within this state under the authority 
thereof. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to construct Maintenance 
and maintain a dam across the Connecticut river at Sumner's Falls, "* *^''™' 
so called, in Plainfield, New Hampshire, and Hartland, Vermont, 
together with all necessary appurtenances to develop the water 
power of the Connecticut river at the point where said dam is 
hereby authorized, and said corporation may use the power devel- 
oped by the construction of its dam for generating electricity, 
manufacturing and other purposes, and may erect and maintain 
an auxiliary steam plant in connection therewith, and shall have 



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Construction 
of dam 
regulated. 



Dam not to 
interfere with 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



all the rights and privileges and be subject to all the general 
duties and obligations of other corporations of like nature organized 
under the laws of this state. 

Sect. 3. The crest of the dam of said company to be erected 
and maintained across the Connecticut river at Sumner's Falls, so 
called, in Plainfield, New Hampshire, and Hartland, Vermont, shall 
be established not higher than datum plane fifty in the survey 
and level made by Professor John N. Hazen in the year 1881, said 
datum plane fifty being marked by the surface of a rock at a 
small iron bolt driven perpendicularly into the rock at the west- 
erly end of the old Sumner dam, so called, and being 1.695 feet 
above the top of the most southerly of the three iron bolts driven 
horizontally into the face of the rock, about one foot apart and on 
about the same level, near the easterly end of said old Sumner dam. 
Provided that nothing in this act shall authorize the grantee 
to construct a dam which shall raise the water in time of flood or 
high water under the Northern Railroad bridge across the Con- 
necticut river, between West Lebanon and White River Junction, 
beyond the point where it would be raised if the dam should not 
be built and to such a point as would thereby increase the liability 
of injury or damage to the bridge by high water in time of flood. 
Provided also that nothing in this act shall be construed as 
impairing or affecting whatever rights now exist under the provi- 
sions of the act entitled "An act to incorporate a company by 
the name of the Proprietors of the Water Queechee Falls Canal," 
passed by the legislature and approved by the governor of New 
Hampshire, December 8, 1796. 

Sect. 4. Said dam and its appurtenances shall be so constructed 
as not to interfere with the free and customary use of said river 
as a public highway for floating logs. 

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

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 247. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF ''AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LEBANON 
CENTRE VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT TO ESTABLISH WATER- WORKS,' ^ 
APPROVED AUGUST 4, 1887. 



Section 

1. May acquire real estate 
field. 



Section 

2. Issue of bonds authorized. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Lebanon Centre Village Fire Precinct, in Leba- HlJ^^^^^f^ 
non, in this state, is hereby authorized and empowered for the Piainfieid. 
purposes specified in the act to which this is an amendment, to take 
purchase and hold such real estate as may be necessary in the 
town of Piainfieid, in the county of Sullivan, not exceeding in value 
at the time when the same shall be acquired, the sum of twenty-five 
thousand dollars, and may take and appropriate any stream in 
said Piainfieid and raise and lower the water in the same, and 
construct and maintain such dams, reservoirs and other works in 
said Piainfieid as may be deemed necessary and proper, and to 
dig ditches in the highways in said Piainfieid and Lebanon and in 
any lands through which it may be desirable for its aqueduct to 
pass, and to place and maintain pipes therein for conducting water, 
and to relay, change and repair the same at pleasure, having due 
regard for the safety of the citizens of said towns, and the security 
of the public travel: — the above to be subject to the provisions of 
section three of said original act. 

Sect. 2. Said precinct is also authorized to borrow such sums issue of bonds 
of money on the credit of the precinct as may from time to time ^^^ °"^*'' " 
be deemed advisable, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of 
constructing, maintaining and operating its additional water-works 
in and from said Piainfieid, not to exceed the sum of one hundred 
thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds of the precinct there- 
for, payable at such times and with such rates of interest as said 
precinct shall determine, and such notes or bonds shall be legal 
and binding on said precinct. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved March 20, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 248. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT 
OF PEMBROKE, HELD MARCH 16, 1907. 



Meeting a 
proceedin 
legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 

1. Meeting and proceedings legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The annual meeting of the school district of Pem- 
broke held on March 16, 1907, and all votes and proceedings of said 
meeting, are hereby legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 249. 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE N. H. WOMAN S HUMANE SOCIETY. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



By-laws. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Power to hold property. 

3. First meeting. 



Pi-operty. 



First meeting. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. Prosecuting agents. 

6. Takes effect on passag 



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

Section 1. That M. Jennie Kendall, Mrs. A. I. Olmstead, Mrs. 
F. A. Swazey, Mrs. P. F. Morgan, Mrs. G. E. Anderson, Mrs. H. 
W. Tolles, Mrs. Lucy C. Nichols, Mrs. Elbert Wheeler, Mrs. Wm. 
D. Swart, Mrs. Chas. J. Hamblett, Mrs. Lester F. Thurber, Mrs. 
Burtt E. Warren, Mrs. Geo. B. McQuesten, Mrs. J. E. Tolles, Mrs. 
W. J. Shattuck, Mrs. Clara Gardner, and Mrs. W. N. Abare, their 
associates and successors, be and are hereby made a body politic, 
and incorporated by the name of the N. H. Woman's Humane 
Society, for the purpose of providing effective means for the pre- 
vention of cruelty to animals throughout this state. 

Sect. 2. Said society may hold real or personal property which 
it may acquire by gift, purchase, or otherwise, in a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty thousand dollars ($50,000). 

Sect. 3. Any three of said grantees may call the first meeting 
of this corporation at such time and place as they may deem ex- 
pedient, and in such manner as they may think proper. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may make and establish such by-laws 
for its own government as may seem best to subserve the purposes 



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for which said corporation is established, and to afford greater 
protection to animals, not repugnant to the constitution and laws 
of this state. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may appoint one or more prosecuting Prosecuting 
agents, in such manner as it may in its by-laws provide, who, 
upon their appointment, shall be vested with full power and 
authority throughout this state, in any town, city or county thereof, 
to complain against any person violating the laws of the state in 
relation to cruelty to animals. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



agents. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 250. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 264 OF THE LAWS OF 1893 EST.VBLISH- 
ING A BOARD OF STREET AND PARK COMMISSIONERS FOR THE CITY 
OF MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Office of city engineer abolished. 

2. Chief engineer provided for. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. The office of city engineer of the city of IManchester Office of 
is hereby abolished, to take effect April 1, 1907. abolished. 

Sect. 2. From and after April 1, 1907, there shall be in said *^^,j®4*e^^®®'* 
city of ^Manchester a chief engineer of the city, who shall be 
elected in the month of April 1907 by the board of mayor and 
aldermen of said city, and who shall hold office for the term of 
six years from the date of his election and until his successor is 
elected and cjualified, and who shall be one of the three members 
of the board of street and park commissioners for the city of 
Manchester. The annual salary of the chief engineer of the city 
shall be twenty-two hundred dollars, whose duty it shall be, in 
addition to the performance of the duties incumbent upon him as 
a member of said board of street and park commissioners, to per- 
form all the duties heretofore pertaining to the office of city 
engineer of said city and all the duties now pertaining to the office 
of clerk of said board of street and park commi.ssioners. The salary 
herein provided shall be paid by the city treasurer of said Man- 
chester in equal monthly payments, and shall be in full for all 
services rendered to said city and for all personal expenses incurred 
by said chief engineer of the city in the performance of his duties 
wnthin the city limits. The other two members of said board of 



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Takes effect 
on passage -, 
repealing 
clause. 



street and park commissioners shall hold their respective offices 
for the terms for which they have been elected, and their successors 
shall be elected in the manner now provided by law. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts 
or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 22, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 251. 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF SALEM. 



Section 

1. Abatement of state and coiinty taxes. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage ; repealing 
clause. 



Abatement 
of state and 
county taxes 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and re- 
quired to abate from the state tax for 1908 to be paid by the 
town of Salem thirty-one cents for every thousand dollars of the 
entire state tax and to make the same proportional abatement 
annually thereafter during the period of the apportionment fixed 
by the act to establish a new apportionment for the assessment 
of public taxes, enacted in 1907 ; and the treasurer of the county 
of Rockingham is also hereby authorized and required to make 
a proportional annual abatement from the amount of county tax 
to be paid by said town of Salem in 1908 and subsequently until 
a new apportionment for the assessment of public taxes shall be 
made. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 252. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DIXVILLE NOTCH CORPORATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Power to hold propei-ty, 

4. Issue of bonds. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Conduct of business limited. 

7. Tal£es effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Walter Drew, of Colebrook, Chester B. Jordan ^^^^^'^[^^'g'^'^ 
and Irving W. Drew, of Lancaster, H. Warren K. Hale, of Dixville, purposes. 
Henry S. Hale and J. Warren Hale, of Philadelphia, in the state 
of Pennsylvania, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby 
made a body corporate by the name of The Dixville Notch Cor- 
poration, for the following purposes : to conduct and operate a 
general hotel and livery business, a general store, a farm and to 
deal in its products, to raise horses and live stock of all kinds 
and to deal in the same, to conduct a general logging and lumbering 
business and do all things incident thereto, to manufacture lumber and 
other products of wood, to purchase, hold and deal in real estate 
and building lots, to erect dwellings and other buildings and sell 
the same, to construct carriage roads, operate stage lines and auto- 
mobile lines, to breed fish and sell the same for market during the 
open season and for the purposes of fish culture, to operate, manage, 
conduct and control an electric light plant for heating, lighting 
and power purposes, and to construct and maintain its lines of 
wires therefor in accordance with the laws of the State of New 
Hampshire, to construct and maintain a water system and to do 
all things necessary for and incident to the conduct of any of 
said business, with all the powers and privileges and subject to all 
the duties and liabilities which are legally incident to such cor- 
porations. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed Capital stock. 
the sum of one million dollars, divided into shares of one hundred 
dollars each, of which five hundred thousand dollars shall be called 
and known as common stock, and five hundred thousand dollars 
shall be called and known as six per cent, non-cumulative preferred 
stock, and each share of each class of stock shall be entitled to one 
vote in the conduct of the business of the corporation, except that 
no stockholder shall vote more than one eighth of the entire capital 
stock in any meeting of the corporation. The six per cent, non- 
cumulative preferred stock shall be entitled to an annual dividend 
of six per cent, before any dividend shall be declared upon the 
common stock, but if in any year the dividend on said stock shall 



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Power to hold 
property. 



Conduct of 

business 

limited. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



not amount to .six per cent., it shall not be entitled to an addi- 
tional dividend from the earnings of said corporation in any other 
year to supply said deficiency. After a dividend of six per cent, 
shall in any one year have been declared upon said preferred 
stock, the balance of the earnings of said company may be declared 
as a dividend on said common stock, and said preferred stock shall 
ill no other way take precedence over said common stock. The 
amount of said common and preferred stock, within said authorized 
limits, shall be fixed by the corporation on the organization of said 
corporation, and the same may, from time to time, be increased as 
determined by the stockholders until the entire authorized capital 
stock of each class shall have 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. 

Sect. 3. The said corporation shall have the right to acquire, 
own, or hold by lease or purchase, any and all property, both real 
and personal, that may be necessary or useful for the purpose 
of its business, and shall also have the power to sell, mortgage or 
lease its franchises, rights and properties to any other corporation. 

Sect. 4. The said corporation may issue its bonds for the accom- 
plishment of any of the purposes for which it is incorporated at 
such rates and times and in such amounts as the stockholders may 
authorize; 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. 5. Any person named in this act may call the first meeting 
of this corporation by giving notice to such of the grantees herein 
named as shall be living, at least ten days before such meeting, at 
which meeting or any other meeting duly holden, associates may 
be elected, by-laws adopted, and a president, clerk and such other 
officers and agents as may be deemed necessary may be chosen. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is hereby authorized to do business 
in the townships of Dixville, Millsfield and Colebrook, in said 
State of New Hampshire, and in no other place or places. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 253. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNION CASUALTY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. Returns and taxation. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Calvin B. Perry, Charles Gale Shedd. Charles Corporation 
II. Hersey, Clement J. Woodward, Walter G. Perry and John E. 
Allen, and their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they 
hereby are incorporated and made a corporation by the name of 
the Union Casualty Company, to be located within this state where 
the board of directors, a majority of whom shall be residents of 
this state, may determine, with authority to have and exercise all 
the powers and privileges incident to corporations of a similar 
nature, for the purpose of transacting health and accident insur- 
ance. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of one capital stock. 
hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares of twenty-five dollars 
each; and may acquire and hold real estate for its own use to 
the value of fifty per cent, of its capital stock paid in, exclusive 
of such real estate as may be taken for debts, or may be held for 
collateral security. 

Sect. 3. Any two of the above named incorporators, may call First meeting. 
the first meeting of the corporation, by a written notice mailed 
to each incorporator, at least seven days before the day named 
for such meeting. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly held, may adopt Bylaws. 
such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as shall be convenient and necessary for the proper manage- 
ment of the business and concerns of the corporation, and the prose- 
cution of health and accident insurance. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall make such returns as are re- Returns and 
quired by law, and be taxed in the manner provided by law for 
the taxation of other insurance companies organized under the 
laws of this state. 

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

t^ ^ on passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE INDEBTEDNESS OP THE LITTLETON VILLAGE 
DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds authorized. 

2. District debt, certain bonds not 

eluded. 

3. Exemption from debt limit. 

4. Prior acts ratified. 



Section 

5. Change of interest rate on existing 

bonds. 

6. Treasurer of Littleton Village Dis- 

trict. 

7. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Issue of bonds 
authorized. 



Certain bonds 
not included ii 
district debt. 



Exemption 
from debt 



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

Section 1. The Littleton Village District, a municipal corpora- 
tion organized and existing in the town of Littleton in this state, 
for the purpose of funding and refunding outstanding indebtedness 
noAv represented by its notes and bonds is hereby authorized to issue 
new bonds to an aggregate principal amount not exceeding fifty-five 
thousand dollars, in accordance with the terms and provisions of 
a vote of said district as passed on the 16th day of March 1906, 
and as amended by vote of the district the 15th day of March, 
1907, all of said bonds being payable on the second day of Decem- 
ber, 1926, forty thousand dollars thereof to be subject to call and 
payment at the option of the said district on any interest payment 
date on or after the second day of December, 1916, and fifteen 
thousand dollars thereof subject to call and payment at the option 
of the said district on any interest payment date on or after the 
second day of April, 1916. 

Sect. 2. Bonds issued by the town in which said district is 
situated pursuant to chapter 255 of the Laws of 1903, the same 
being w^ater and light bonds of the town of Littleton and not 
bonds of said district, and the debts represented thereby shall not 
be included in ascertaining the net debt of the said district under 
the provisions of the "Municipal Bonds Act, 1895." 

Sect. 3. In the issue of the bonds contemplated by the votes 
of said Littleton Village District above mentioned, the said district 
and the said bonds shall l)e exempt from the limit imposed by sec- 
tion 9 chapter 43 of the Laws of 1895, relative to the ratio of debt 
existing or to be evidenced by the aforesaid issue of bonds and 
the assessed value for taxation of property in said district, and 
shall also be exempt from the limit imposed by section 2, of said 
act relating to the time in which bonds of municipalities shall be 
made payable. 



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Sect. 4. The action of said Littleton Village District in author- ^t'fflVd?*' 
izing the issue of bonds in accordance with the terms of the votes 
of said district at its annual meeting of March 16, 1906, and its 
annual meeting of IMarch 15, 1907, is hereby ratified and made 
valid, not^^dthstanding the fact that the record of said meeting 
of said district of date March 16. 1906. does not show that said 
vote relating to the issue of bonds of date March 16, 1906, was 
passed by a vote of two thirds of all the voters present and voting, 
and notwithstanding any other particulars and provisions or want 
of provisions and declarations in said vote in respect to which there 
is variation from or non-compliance with the requirements of said 
"]\Iunicipal Bonds Act, 1895." With respect to its indebtedness 
and liabilities, incurred or renewed, by reason of the issue of any 
bonds contemplated by said votes said district shall be subject in 
all respects to the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of chapter 43 of 
the haws of 1895, commonly known as the "Municipal Bonds Act, 
1895." 

Sect. 5. Said district is herebv authorized bv vote of a ma- change of 

.... „ .,,.'. T r' -I " • T • interest rate ou 

jority of the nihabitants of said district qualified to vote m district existing bonds. 
affairs present at any special meeting of the district called for the 
purpose to change the rate of interest to be paid on the bonds 
issued or to be issued under the vote of the district relating thereto 
of March 16, 1906 as amended by the vote of March 15, 1907, 
and said bonds shall be in all respects a valid indebtedness against 
said district in accordance with the provisions of said "Municipal 
Bonds Act, 1895," and particularly section 7 thereof notwith- 
standing the provisions of this section relating to the power of 
said district to vote at a special meeting hereafter to be called, by 
a majority of the voters present and voting to alter the rate of 
interest to be paid on said bonds as provided in the vote of said 
district of date of March 16, 1906. 

Sect. 6. Whoever shall be appointed treasurer of the eommis- Treasurer of 
sioners of the Littleton Village District by the act or designation 
of said board of commissioners shall be ex-officio the treasurer of 
the Littleton Village District. 

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

„ ^ ^ clause; act 

sions 01 this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect takes esfeet on 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 255. 



1907 



AN ACT INCREASING THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OP 
NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Annual salary to be $1,500 after 
December 31, 1907. 



SECTION 

2. Repealing clause. 



Annual salary 
of $1,500. 



Repealing 

clause. 



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

Section 1. From and after the thirty -first day of December 
A. D. 1907 the salary of the mayor of the city of Nashua shall be 
fifteen hundred dollars per annum, payable in equal quarterly 
payments. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMITTEE TO CON- 
SIDER THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF 
CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Mayor to appoint. 

2. Duties of committee. 



.Section 

.3. Expenses to be paid. 
4. Takes effect on passage. 



Mayor to 
appoint. 



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

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Concord shall appoint 
as soon as may be, subject to confirmation by the city council in 
joint convention, six suitable and discreet persons who, together 
with said mayor, shall constitute a committee to revise the charter 
of said city. The persons so appointed shall be residents of said 
city, but shall not be members of the city council nor incumbents 
of any other municipal office, and not more than three of them 
shall belong to the same political party. When said appoint- 
ments are made and confirmed, the city clerk shall certify the 
names of the members of the committee to the secretary of state, 
and at their first meeting, which shall be called by the mayor, the 
committee shall organize by choosing one of their number as chair- 
man and another as clerk. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of said committee to consider and 
determine what changes, if any, are desirable in the charter and 



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251 



other existing laws for the government of said city and its precincts 
and school districts, and to report with reference thereto for the 
information of the Cleneral Court at its next session. They shall 
acquaint themselves with the provisions and practical operation of 
said charter and laws, shall hear such citizens of said city as may 
desire to be heard with respect to changes in the same, and shall 
examine recent municipal-charter legislation in this state and else- 
where, so far as they deem practicable and useful for the foregoing 
purpose. They may require any public officer of said city or its 
precincts or school districts to testify before them relative to the 
affairs of his department, precinct or district, and may employ 
such clerical or stenographic assistance as they find necessary for 
the performance of their duties. On or before December 1, 1908, 
they shall file with the secretary of state a report containing a 
concise statement of their conclusions and a draft of such amend- 
ments or of such new charter as they may recommend, and the sec- 
retary of state shall cause a suitable number of copies thereof to 
be printed for the use of the incoming General Court. 

Sect. 3. Said committee shall receive no compensation for their Expensesto 
services, but shall be reimbursed out of the city treasury, on the 
order of the mayor, for any expenses reasonably incurred by them 
in the discharge of their duties. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^n^pLsJe.* 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 257. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE AERIE NO. 566 FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, 
OF NASHUA, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Payment of benefits. 

3. Power to hold property. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That John W. Connor, John J. Sullivan, Michael fy';^P"JjJ*4"^'' 
J. Doyle George H. Nutter, George Thetrault. John Leblanc, their 
associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by name of Aerie No. 566, Fraternal Order of 
Eagles, of Nashua, N. H. for charitable and benevolent purposes; 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution and shall be and hereby are made 
subject to all liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 



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Payment of 
benefits. 



Power to hold 
property. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for the 
payment of weekly benefits to those of its members who may become 
sick, and for the payment of funeral expenses of those of its mem- 
bers who may die. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by gift, bequest or otherwise, to the amount not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the 
same at pleasure. 

Sect. 4. The first three persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of the 
others at least two days before the date of said meeting. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 258. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CORRAL NO. 1 ALBUQUERQUE RANGERS. 



SECTION 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Power to hold property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Power to hold 
property. 



First meeting. 



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

Section 1. That John E. Leizer, Samuel Davis, Thomas Mc- 
Donald, Allen B. H. Sykes. John Haigh. John E. Libby, Charles 
T. Ryan, Fred Bradbury, Frank G. O'Neil, John Ryan, Frank 
Carragher, James Connors, Peter Loughlin and Ezra Oscar Pink- 
ham and their a.ssociate members of said corral, and their succes- 
sors, be and they are hereby made a bod}- politic and corporate 
by the name of Corral No. 1 Albuquerque Rangers of Dover, 
N. H. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation, may purchase take and hold by deed, 
gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise real and personal estate, neces- 
sary for the purpose of the corporation to an amount not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars and may improve sell and convey or 
otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. They shall have all the 
powers rights and duties, of similar corporations and may make 
such by-laws and regulations as they are authorized to make, by 
the grand lodge of the order not inconsistent with the laws of this 
state. 

Sect. 3. The chief pathfinder of the lodge may call the first 
meeting of this corporation, at such time and place and in such 
manner as he may think proper, at which meeting the necessary 
and usual officers mav be chosen. 



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Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this 
whenever the public good may require. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take efitect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



act Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



CHAPTER 259. 



AN ACT TO REORGANIZE AND CONTINUE THE LACONIA HOSPITAL ASSO- 
CIATION. 



Section 

1. Original agreement revived and con- 

tinued. 

2. Corporators named; first meeting; 

by-laws. 



Section 

3. Corporate property. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Whereas the records and the original by-laws of the Laconia Preamble. 
Hospital Association, a voluntary corporation, have been destroyed 
by fire, so that said corporation now has no official rules or 
authentic records of its organization, membership, meetings, or 
doings, therefore : — 



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

Section 1. The articles of agreement to form a voluntary cor- Original agi-ee- 
poration under the name of the "Laconia Hospital Association," and continued. 
signed by Woodbury L. IMelcher and others, recorded in the office 
of the secretary of state November 15, 1893, in volume 7 of the 
records of voluntary corporations, pages 514 and 515, and in the 
office of the city clerk of the city of Laconia November 16, 1893, 
in volume 1 of the records of voluntary corporations pages 10 and 
11, are hereby revived, legalized and made of full force and effect. 
All acts heretofore and hereafter performed by said corporation 
shall be as effectual, and all contracts and agreements now or 
hereafter made by it shall be as binding upon it and the parties 
thereto as if the proper records thereof were in existence, and 
said corporation is hereby continued under the same name and 
for the same objects and purposes, and as such may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend suits, acquire and hold real and per- 
sonal property by gift, donation, grant, devise, bequest, purchase, 
or otherwise, sell, convey, assign, transfer, pledge, mortgage, or 
otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure, erect and maintain such 
buildings and appurtenances as may be deemed necessary for the 
purposes of the corporation, and shall have all other rights, powers 
and privileges, and be subject to all the duties and obligations inci- 
dent to voluntary corporations of a similar nature. 



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Corporators 
named ; 
first meeting ; 
by-laws. 



Corporate 
property. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 2. Woodbury L. Melcher, John T. Busiel, Alfred W. 
Abbott, William F. Knight, John W. Ashman, Charles F. Pitman, 
Dennis O'Shea, Henry B. Quinby, A. Haven Harriman, Erastus P. 
Jewell, William C. INIarshall, William A. Loyne, George H. Salt- 
marsh, William A. Plummer, and Charles W. Vaughan, shall con- 
stitute said corporation with full power to choose and elect their 
associates and successors and effect a new legal organization. Any 
five of them may call a meeting of the corporation by giving at 
least twenty-four hours' notice in writing to each of the others 
of the time and place of such meeting, and at that or some subse- 
quent meeting said corporation shall adopt, and may thereafter- 
wards change or alter, such rules and by-laws as are necessary for 
the government of its affairs and the accomplishment of its pur- 
poses, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, and elect or 
provide for the election of such officers, managers and agents as 
they may deem advisable, and prescribe their powers and duties. 

Sect. 3. The title to such property, real and personal, as has 
been heretofore or hereafter may be given, granted, donated, be- 
queathed, devised, or otherwise conveyed to said corporation shall 
immediately vest in and be held for the benefit of said corporation 
by nine trustees who are to be elected by the members herein- 
before named their associates and successors, and said trustees and 
their successors shall hold, invest, re-invest and dispose of such 
property, for the benefit of said corporation and its purposes, as 
the same may from time to time direct. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 260. 

AN ACT TO sever CERTAIN HOMESTEADS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT 
IN THE TOWN OF FARMINGTON AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE 
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF NEW DURHAM, FOR SCHOOL 
PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Homesteads severed and annexed. 



Section' 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
on passage. 



Homesteads 
severed and 
annexed. 



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

Section 1. That the homesteads owned respectively by the 
heirs of Mary R. Brooks and the New England Sheep Company, 
in the town of New Durham, are hereby severed from the school 
district in the town of Farmington and annexed to the school 
district in the town of New Durham, for school purposes. 



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255 



Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^afise^;"aft 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. * a^sa ^e**'^^ *"^ 
[Approved IMarch 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 261. 



AN ACT TO ANNEX PITCHWOOD ISLAND, SO CALLED, IN LAKE WIN- 
NIPESAUKEE TO THE TOWN OF MEREDITH FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
TAXATION. 



Section 
1. Island 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Pitch wood Island, lying in Lake Winnipe- island annexed. 
saukee, south of Meredith and in the westerly part of said lake 
be annexed to the town of Meredith in the county of Belknap, for 
the purpose of taxation, and shall hereafter constitute and form 
a part of said Meredith for that purpose. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1907.] on passage. 



CHAPTER 262. 



AN ACT TO incorporate NAMASCOM TRIBE, NO. 36, IMPROVED ORDER 
OF RED MEN OF LEBANON. N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Power to hold property. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Takes effect on passa 

repeal. 



subject to 



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

Section 1. Sylvester D. Jones, Albert I. Keniston, William *^°^|°i^^^^''^'' 
Banyea, Arthur A. Jones, Harry K. Davis, John Byrne, William ^°"'' ' ''" ' 
R. Wieman, Thomas Dwyer, Wilfred Lindsay, and Fred C. Morse 
and their associate members of said tribe and their successors, be 
and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Namascom Tribe No. 36, Improved Order of Red Men of Lebanon, 
N. H., for fraternal and social purposes. They shall have all the 
powers, rights, and duties of similar corporations and may make 



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Power to hold 
property. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage ; 
subject to 
repeal. 



snch by-laws and regulations as they are authorized to make by 
the Great Council of the order, not inconsistent with the laws of 
the state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate 
for the purpose of the corporation to an amount not exceeding five 
thousand dollars, and may improve, sell, and convey, or otherwise 
dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Sylvester D. Jones, or any three of the persons herein 
named, may call the first meeting of the corporation at such time 
and place and in such manner as they think proper. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and the 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the 
public good may require. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 263. 



AN act to incorporate THE HAMPSTEAD AND HAVERHILL STREET 
RAILW^AY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purp 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highways. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

C. Selectmen may make certain 



Right 



reserved to towns. 



Section 

8. Company to keep highways in re- 

pair. 

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 within two years. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



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

Section 1. That Isaac Randall, IMyron E. Johnson, Arthur M. 
Emerson, George R. Bennette, Frank AV. Emerson. Daniel Emer- 
son, and Ethelbert B. Woodward of Hampstead, N. H., George 
A. Sawyer, Eugene E. Sawyer, Herbert N. Sawyer, George P. 
Dow, Herman Noyes of Atkinson, Edson E. Peaslee and John W. 
Sleeper of Plaistow their associates, successors and assigns, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of Hampstead and Haver- 
hill 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 Hampstead in the northerly corner thereof and at 
the Derry and Hampstead town line, thence in and through the 
toMTi of Hampstead, passing between Wash pond and Island pond. 



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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 state of Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and fol- 
lowing 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 suitable buildings, dams, water and 
other motors, engines, electric and other machinery for the genera- 
tion 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 capital stock. 
seventy-five thousand ($75,000) 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, 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 provi- 
sions of the general laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of ^i"^^!^'^'^ **"* ™ 
a public highway or street shall be located thereon by the select- 
men 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 con- 
ditions 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, 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 commission- 
ers between the railway and the town, as such board may deem 
just. The selectmen of the town shall assess damages to abutters, 

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How laid out 
elsewhere. 



Location of 
tracks. 



Selectmen may 
make certain 



Rights reserved 
to towns. 



Company to 
keep higiiiwai 
in repair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



Bonds not to be 
sold at less 
than par. 



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 high- 
way shall be laid out, located, and the location changed under the 
provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and said railway 
corporation, and all persons whose property shall be taken for its 
use, shall have respectively all the rights and privileges and be 
subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities contained in 
said chapter. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen of the towns through which said railway 
shall pass, shall, within their respective towns, have exclusive and 
final jurisdiction to locate the tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, and 
poles for said railway, and may order said railway to discontinue 
temporarily the use of any of its tracks in any highway, whenever 
they deem that the convenience and safety of the public require 
such discontinuance, without incurring any liability therefor; and 
from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the respective towns through which 
said railway shall pass, may designate the quality and 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 railway, the recon- 
struction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, and turnouts within any 
highway in their town. 

Sect. 7. Said town, 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 commissioner, 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the 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 damage, loss, or injury 
that any person not in its employ may sustain by reason of the 
carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of its agents and servants 
in the construction, management, or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by thf provisions 
herein. 

Sect. 10. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidences of indebt- 
edness, payable at periods of more than twelve months from the 
date thereof, shall be sold or disposed of by said company for a 



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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 indebt- Restrictions 

. T ''^ sale of 

edness at any time issued by said company shall be issued and sold bonds, etc. 
to bona fide purchasers in such manner and subject to such restric- 
tions 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 equipment of its plant except 
in accordance with the approval of the railroad commissioners. 

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 the meeting. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall be Takes effect 

•^ ° ' on passage ; 

void and inoperative as to all parts of said railwav not constructed void as to parts 

-, p . •,• P •" not bnilt with])! 

and ready tor operation withm two years from its passage. two years. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 264. 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE PYTHI.VN CLUB OF NASHUA, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes 

and powers. 

2. Admission and expulsion of mem- 

bers. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Takes effect on passage; subject to 

repeal. 



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



Section L That William E. Caffray. Emerson T. Cole. Hector corporation 
E. Tessier, Charles H. Swain. George H. Webster, Allen A. Roode, pu^osestn'd 
Hiram G. Griswold. George E. Tatro, Clarence K. Lund, Laurian ^''^^''^' 
]\[. Follansbee. David M. Rollins. Albert E. Hamlin. Nathan E. 
Noonan, Frank C. Barney, Horatio J. Hall, Andrew J. Tuck, Leslie 
M. Hamilton and Jacob C. IMandleson, their a.ssociates and succes- 
sors be and are made a body politic and corporate, by the name 
of the Pythian Club of Nashua, X. H., for such social, charitable 
and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from time to time 
designate, and by that name sue and be sued, prosecute and defend 
to final judgment, and shall be vested with all powers and privi- 
leges and subject to all liability of corporations of a similar nature, 
and may purchase and hold real and personal estate, and receive 
and hold the same by donation for the purposes of said corporation 



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Admission and 
expulsion of 
members. 



First meeting. 



subject to 
repeal. 



to an amount not exceeding ten thousand ($10,000) dollars and 
may sell or use and dispose of the same at pleasure, and may make 
and establish such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for 
the purpose of this act. 

Sect. 2. Said association may provide rules and by-laws for 
the admission and expulsion of members. Any member after 
expulsion or voluntary withdrawal shall forfeit all his rights of 
membership or interest in the property of the association. 

Sect. 3. The first three members of said grantees, or either of 
them, may call the first meeting of this corporation at such time 
and place as they may deem expedient and in such manner as they 
think proper. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage, and the 
legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal the same when- 
ever in their opinion the public good requires it. 

[Approved March 26, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 265. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE BOUNDARY LINE OF THE HILLSBOROUGH 
BRIDGE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Boundary changed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Boundary 
clianged.* 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the homestead of Herbert C. Hunt and the 
real estate of AVilliam H. Manahan, Samuel 0. Bowers. Harriett 
Hartwell, Edward INIerritt. James P. Grimes, Joseph W. Chadwick 
and William C. Bosworth located on the highAvay leading from 
the Hillsborough Bridge village to the Hillsborough lower village 
are severed from the town school district and annexed to the Hills- 
borough Bridge Special School District for school purposes, so that 
the boundary of the Hillsborough Bridge Special School District 
shall coincide with the boundary of the Hillsborough Bridge Vil- 
lage Fire Precinct in this localit}'. 

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

[Approved March 28, 1907.] 



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261 



CHAPTER 266. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEWPORT AND SUNAPEE RAILWAY AND 
DEVELOPMENT 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 town. 

8. Company to keep highways in re- 

pair. 



Section 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. Physical connections, how made. 

11. Bonds not to be sold at less than 

par. 

12. Restrictions on sale of bonds, etc. 

13. First meeting. 

14. Takes effect on passage; void as to 

parts not built within two years. 



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

Section 1. That Seth j\r. Richards, Arthur C. Bradley. Sam Corporation 

' • constituted; 

D. Lewis and Jesse M. Barton, all of Newport in the county of Sul- p^uroses. 
livan and State of New Hampshire, and INIoses F. Knowlton and 
Irving G. Rowell all of Sunapee in said county, their associates, 
successors and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of the Newport and Sunapee Railway and Development Company, 
with power to construct, maintain and operate a railway, with sin- 
gle or double track, with convenient sidings, turnouts, and switches, 
starting from and forming connection with the tracks now used 
by the Boston & Maine Railroad Company, at some convenient 
point in the town of Newport and continuing, over and upon such 
highways and lands as may be necessary, to the shore of Lake 
Sunapee in the town of Sunapee, at some convenient point near 
the Ben Mere Inn, also to construct, maintain and operate a spur 
to said railway, with single or double track and with convenient 
sidings, turnouts, and switches, commencing at some convenient 
point near the junction of the Newport road and that leading to 
Wendell station, so called, and extending over and upon such high- 
ways and lands as may be necessary, to and forming connections 
with the tracks of said Boston & Maine Railroad Company at 
some convenient point near said Wendell station, 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. Said corporation may purchase, sell, lease and improve real 
estate, and convert the same into parks and pleasure grounds, and 
construct and maintain suitable pavilions, casinos, restaurants, ho- 



in highways. 



262 Chapter 266. [1907 

tels and other buildings and structures for the convenience, enter- 
tainment and comfort of the public. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
shares of a par value of one hundred dollars each, but said com- 
pany may issue capital stock and bonds to such an amount only 
as may be necessary to construct and equip said railway, 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 provi- 
sions of the general laws. 

How laid oiit 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 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 wnll 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 interests 
of the public require ; and the location thus granted shall be deter- 
mined to be the true location of the tracks of said railway. But 
upon petition of any party interested, and after a public hearing 
of all parties, the same may be changed at any time to other parts 
of the same highway or street by subsequent order of said select- 
men, or their successors in office, if in their judgment the public 
good requires such change ; but, if such order is made after the 
construction of said railway on the original location, an appeal 
therefrom by any party interested may be had to the board of 
railroad commissioners, whose decision shall be final ; and the 
expense of making such change of location shall be apportioned 
by the board of railroad commissioners between the railway and 
the town, as such board may deem just. The selectmen of 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 high- 
way shall be laid out, located, and the location changed under the 
provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes; and said railway 
corporation, and all persons whose property shall be taken for its 
use, shall have respectively all the rights and privileges and be 
subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities contained in 
said chapter. 



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Sect. 5. The selectmen of the town through which said rail- ^ocadon of 
way shall pass shall, within their own 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 highway, whenever 
they deem that the convenience and safety of the public require 
such discontinuance, without incurring any liability therefor; and 
from such orders there shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen of the town through which said railway j^'^^^^^^^^^^^i^'^y 
shall pass, may designate the quality and kind of material to be regulations. 
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 railway occupy- 
ing the public highways in such town, as to the rate of speed, the 
manner of operating said railway, the construction of tracks, poles, 
wires, switches, and turnouts within any highway in the town. 

Sect. 7. Said town, for any lawful purpose, may take up and ^^^f^^^'^^^'^'^ 
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 raihvay corporation shall keep in repair, to the ^'^^p^^^^^ ^ 
satisfaction of the superintendent of streets, street commissioner, m repair. 
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 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, man- 
agement or use of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railwav corporation shall be subject to all the Subject to 

•• <«i 1*1 T/^111 •• general law. 

provisions or the general laws, except as modified by the provisions 
herein. 

Sect. 10. The actual connection of the tracks of this corpora- Physical 
tion. with those of the Concord & Claremont Railroad Company, how made. ' 
now operated by the Boston & Maine Railroad, at said Newport, 
and said Wendell, shall be made only upon the terms and condi- 
tions mutually agreed upon by said Boston & Maine Railroad and 
this corporation. 

Sect. 11. No bonds, coupon notes or other evidence of indebt- Bonds not to 
edness, payable at periods of more than twelve months from the than par. 
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. 



264 



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Restrictions on 
sale of bonds, 
etc. 



First meeting. 



on passage ; 
void as to parts 
not built within 
two years. 



Sect. 12. All bonds, coupon notes and other evidence of indebt- 
edness at any time issued by said company shall be issued and sold 
to bona fide purchasers in such manner and subject to such restric- 
tions 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 equipment of its plant ex- 
cept in accordance with the approval of the railroad commis- 
sioners. 

Sect. 13. 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. 14. This act shall take effect on its passage, but shall 
be void and inoperative as to all parts of said railway not con- 
structed and ready for operation within two years from its passage. 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 267. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE DERRY AND GOFP S FALLS 
STREET RAHjWAY COMPANY TO MANCHESTER AND DERRY STREET 
RAILWAY. 



Section' 

1. Name changed. 



5KCTI0N 

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. The name of the Derry and Goff's Falls Street 
Railway Company, a corporation duly established in this state, 
is hereby changed to Manchester and Derry Street Railway, by 
and in which name it shall be known and transact its business. 

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

[Approved April 2. 1907.] 



1907 



Chapter 268. 



265 



CHAPTER 268. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GORDON POND RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Section- 

1. Corporation eonstitu 

2. Powers. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Board of directors. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Void as to parts not built within 

ten j'ears. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That George L. John.son, Harry B. Stebbins, Her- Corporation 

° ' >; ' constituted. 

bert Stebbins, Leslie F. Johnson, and James E. McGraw, their 
associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of the Gordon Pond Railroad Company, with all the 
rights, powers, and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, 
duties, and restrictions of the laws of this state relating to rail- 
roads. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to lo- Po^e^"''- 
cate, construct, and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods in 
width, with the necessary additions for excavations and embank- 
ments from a point on the Whitehouse, Hall and Burns branch 
of the Pemigewasset Valley Railroad, in the town of Lincoln, in 
the county of Grafton, about one mile southerly from the mills of 
the Johnson Lumber Company; thence southwesterly to the foot 
of Gordon Pond falls, in the town of Woodstock, in said county of 
Grafton ; thence southwesterly to the Lost River mill in said town 
of Woodstock; thence southwesterly to some convenient point in 
said town of Woodstock, with the right to lease said railroad to 
any railroad with which it may connect. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of ^''vi^''^ **°''^- 
not more than one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, 
to be determined from time to time by the board of directors; and 
a toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all persons and 
property that may be transported by said railroad. 

Sect. 4. The board of directors shall consist of five persons, and ^.""■'■'^ "^^ 

'^ ' directors. 

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. The first meeting of said corporation may be held by First meeting. 
agreement of all the grantees, or such meeting may be called 
by any two of the above-named grantees by publishing a notice 
of the time and place in any newspaper published in said Grafton 
county at least one week previous to the day of meeting. 

Sect. 6. Whereas this road is designed for the transportation voidasto 

° ^ parts not built 

of wood and lumber products and it may be necessary to construct within ten 
parts of it at different times ; therefore, the time of completion 



266 



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Takes effect 
on passage. 



of said railroad shall be ten years from the passage of this act, 
and this act shall be void as to any and all parts of said railroad 
not completed within said ten years. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 269. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING OF THE TOWN 
OF WOLFEBORO, HELD MARCH 16, 1907. 



Section 

1. Meeting and election legalized. 



I Section 

I 2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



Meeting and 
election legal- 
ized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Fepresentatives i)i 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That all acts and proceedings of the meeting of 
the school district of the town of Wolfeboro held March 16, 1907 
are hereby declared legal, and all elections made at said meeting 
are hereby ratified. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 270. 



an act to exempt from taxation the property op the I. O. 0. F. 
corporation in the town of whitefield. 



Section 

1. Exemption authorized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect 



Exemption 
authorized. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Whitefield is hereby authorized, 
by a majority vote of the voters present and voting at any regular 
meeting of said voters or at any special meeting called for the 
purpose, to exempt from taxation any property owned by the I. 0. 
0. F. corporation in the said town of Whitefield ; provided, however, 
that such term of exemption shall not be for a longer period than 



1907] Chapters 271, 272. 267 

ten years and, provided further, that such exemption shall not 
apply to any property after it passes out of the ownership of said 
I. O. 0. F. corporation. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efeect upon its passage. ItpLSe^ 

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 271. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE TOWN MEETINGS HELD IN DANVILLE IN 
THE YEARS NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIVE AND NINETEEN HUN- 
DRED AND SIX. 

Section [ Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. All acts and proceedings of the voters at the annual i^'^'^^f^f^j^^s 
town meetings holden in the town of Danville in the years nineteen 
hundred and five and nineteen hundred and six are hereby legal- 
ized and made valid. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 272. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 156 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1905, ENTITLED, " AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OP 
THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT TO ISSUE NOTES OR BONDS FOR SCHOOL 
PURPOSES." 

Section Section 

1. Bonds to be issued upon two-thirds 2. Takes effect on passage, 

vote. 

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

Section 1. That section 1 of said chapter be amended bv Bonds to be 

_ Tiii issued on tw 

insertnig after the word aggregate and before the words such thhds vote. 
bonds" in the seventh line of said section the words following: 
The vote to issue such notes or bonds shall be taken by a two-thirds 
vote of those present and voting at any annual or special meeting 
of said district called for such purpose, and said notes or bonds 



268 



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[1907 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



may be exempted from taxation when owned by residents of 
said town of Claremont, by a majority vote of those present 
and voting at any legal meeting of said town, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. The school dis- 
trict of the town of Claremont for the purpose of raising money 
to defray the expense of procuring a site and playgrounds for 
a schoolhouse and for erecting thereon a building for schools of 
the grammar grade and furnishing and equipping the same, may 
issue negotiable notes or coupon bonds of the district to an amount 
not to exceed fifty thousand dollars in the aggregate. The vote 
to issue such notes or bonds shall be taken by a two-thirds vote 
of those present and voting at any annual or special meeting of said 
district called for such purpose, and said notes or bonds may 
be exeinpted from taxation when owned by residents of said town 
of Claremont, by a majority vote of those present and voting at 
any legal meeting of said town. Such bonds shall be payable not 
more than twenty-five years from the passage of the act, shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding three and one half per cent, 
per annum and shall be signed by the school board of such district, 
or a majority thereof, and countersigned by the treasurer and shall 
have the seal of the district affixed thereto. All bonds issued by 
virtue of this act and signed and sealed as herein provided shall, 
in favor of bona fide holders, be conclusively presumed to have 
been duly and regularly authorized and issued in accordance with 
the provisions herein contained and no such holder shall be obliged 
to see to the existence of the purpose of the issue, or to the regu- 
larity of any of the proceedings, or to the application of the 
proceeds of such issue. 

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

[Approved April 2, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 273. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE FIRE UNDERWRITERS ASSO- 
CIATION. 

Section ]. Corporate name changed. 



Corporate 
name changed. 



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

Section 1. Section 6 of the charter of the Fire Underwriters 
Association as granted by an act passed in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven entitled "An act 
to confirm and continue the organization of the New Hampshire 
Fire Underwriters Association" is hereby amended by striking out 



1907] Chapter 274. 269 

the words "Fire Underwriters Association" in said section and 
substituting therefor the words Underwriters Fire Insurance Com- 
pany, so said section as amended shall read : — Sect. 6. The name 
of this association shall be hereafter known as the Underwriters 
Fire Insurance Company. 
[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 274. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CRYSTAL LAKE WATER 
COMPANY. 

Section i Section 

1. Charter amended. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 281 of the Laws of 1889 charter 

amended. 

be and hereby is amended by adding after the word "for" in 
the eighth line the w^ords mechanical and so that said section shall 
read as follows: Section 1. That Albert E. Barney, Alfred M. 
Sliackford, George W. IMurray, Hervey S. Dow, Charles 0. Barney, 
Joseph F. Stockbridge Frank D. Currier and Richard R. Smith, 
their associates, successors and assigns, shall be and hereby are 
made a body politic and corporate by name of the Crystal Lake 
Water Company, for the purposes of bringing water into the vil- 
lages of Canaan, in the county of Grafton, for domestic uses, the 
extinguishment of fires, and for mechanical and such other pur- 
poses as may be necessary, 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. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect 

on passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



270 



Chapter 275. 



1907 



CHAPTER 275. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ATLANTIC SHORE LINE RAILWzVY TO 
OPERATE A FERRY ACROSS THE PISCATAQUA RIVER FROM MAINE TO 
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE TO MAINE AND TO 
CONFER UPON SxVID CORPORATION THE RIGHT OP EMINENT DOMAIN. 



Section 

1. May operate ferry in New HamiJ- 

shire. 

2. What to be transported. 

3. Right of eminent domain. 



Section 

4. Propedure if right exercised. 

5. Property of public service corpora- 

tions may not be taljen. 

6. Talies effect on passage. 



May operate 
ferry in New 
Hampshire. 



What to be 
transported. 



Rij(ht of emi- 
nent domain. 



Procedure if 
right exercised. 



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

Section 1. The Atlantic Shore Line Railway, a Maine corpora- 
tion, which now operates a steam ferry from IMaine to New Hamp- 
shire and from New Hampshire to ]\Iaine across the Piscataqua 
river is hereby authorized and empowered to maintain and operate 
the said ferry in the State of New Hampshire, and so far as the 
operation of said ferry is concerned said corporation is invested 
with all the powers, rights and privileges granted to it or any 
corporation of which it is the successor by virtue of any act 
or acts of the legislature of the State of Maine. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may, if it sees fit, maintain and 
operate said ferry for the transportation and conveyance of persons 
and property only and may decline to receive and transport, or 
may receive and transport, vehicles, and animals, and vehicles to 
which animals are attached. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is authorized, whenever it is reason- 
ably necessary for it so to do, to take by eminent domain proceed- 
ings such lands and water rights on the New Hampshire shore of 
the Piscataqua river as may be reasonably necessary for the pur- 
pose of establishing and making a ferry landing and steamboat 
landing to be used in its business as a common carrier by rail and 
by water. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall by vote of its directors deter- 
mine upon and describe the lands and privileges to be taken as 
aforesaid and shall give to each o^vner of the land and the water 
privileges proposed to be taken, if his residence is known, a copy 
of said vote, and shall file a copy thereof in the registry of deeds 
for the county of Rockingham with an affidavit or affidavits attached 
thereto showing the service of the vote upon the owner or owners. 
If the residence of any owner is unknown said corporation shall 
publish in some paper published in the city of Portsmouth a notice 
addressed to the owner whose residence is unknown setting forth 
a copy of said vote and stating briefly the steps taken by the cor- 
poration to take the interest of such owner in said land and the 



1907] Chapter 275. 271 

water privileges to be taken. If after the foregoing proceedings 
are had the corporation is unable for any reason to agree with 
an owner or owTiers of the lands and the water privileges taken, 
upon a price therefor, it shall file not less than thirty days there- 
after, in the superior court of the county of Rockingham a petition 
to the superior court setting forth its acts in the premises and par- 
ticularly naming the owner or owners of the property sought to 
be taken as aforesaid and describing the property proposed to be 
taken and praying the court to order that notice be given to said 
owner or owners requiring them to come in at the next term of said 
court to show cause, if any they have, why the court should not 
assess the damages by court or jury, caused by said taking, and at 
the return term if no sufficient objection is made said court shall 
proceed to assess the damages for the taking by court or jury as 
the court may order. In case of any owner or owners who for any 
reason cannot be personally served the court may order said notice 
to be given by publication in some newspaper printed in said Ports- 
mouth and in any case under this act at the return or some subse- 
quent term said damages being assessed, and thereafter paid by 
said corporation, it may enter upon the land and water privileges 
taken. In case the residence of any owner is unknown so that his 
damages cannot be paid to him the same shall be deposited with 
the clerk of the court to be paid by him to the person rightly 
entitled thereto upon his establishing his right to the reasonable 
satisfaction of said clerk. Exceptions may be taken and allowed 
at the trial upon the assessment of damages as in other proceedings 
at law. 

Sect. 5. Nothing herein contained shall authorize said corpora- Property of 

... ^ public service 

tion to take by emnient domain proceedings, an.v lands, or other corporations 
property, or property rights, of any steam railroad, or electric uken." 
railway, or an.v other public service corporation 

'^ on passage. 



vSect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^''^'' '^"'' 



[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



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[1907 



CHAPTER 276. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BERLIN AND ERROL ELECTRIC RAILWAY 
COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. How laid out in highwajs. 

4. How laid out elsewhere. 

5. Location of tracks. 

6. Selectmen, etc., may make certain 

regulations. 



Section 

7. Rights reserved to towns. 

8. Company to keep highways in repai: 

9. Subject to general law. 

10. First meeting. 

11. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Capital stock. 



How laid out 
in highways. 



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

Section 1. That Cyrille Brooks. Theodore IMorin, Narcisse Mo- 
rin, Phillip Beoudoin. Edward Gnay. Alphonse Rodrick, John Sheri- 
dan, Edward Toiisant and Julius Parrant their associates, succes- 
sors, and assigns are hereby made a corporation by the name of 
the Berlin and Errol Electric Railway Company, with power to 
construct, maintain, and operate a raihvay, with convenient sid- 
ings, turnouts, and switches, from some convenient point in the 
city of Berlin in the county of Coos to some convenient point in 
the toM^n of Errol in said county; 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 rail- 
way. 

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 shall 
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 deter- 
mined and issued in accordance with the provisions of the general 
laws. 

Sect. 3. All parts of said railway occupying any portion of 
the public highway or street shall be located thereon by the city 
council of said city of Berlin or by the selectmen of the town in 
which said portions of highways or streets may be. Said city 
council and 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 



1907] Chapter 276. 273 

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 por- 
tion 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 inter- 
ested, 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 city council or said selectmen or their 
successors in office, if in their judgment the public good requires 
such change; but, if such order is made after the construction of 
said railway on the original location, an appeal therefrom by any 
party interested may be had to the board of railroad commis- 
sioners, whose decision shall be final; and the expense of making 
such change in location shall be apportioned by the board of rail- 
road commissioners between the railway and the town, as such 
board may deem just. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public high- ^g^^jfere?''* 
way shall be laid out. located, and the location changed under the 
provisions of chapter 158 of the Public Statutes ; and said railway 
corporation, and all persons whose property shall be taken for its 
use. shall have respectively all the rights and privileges, and be 
subject to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities contained in 
said chapter. 

Sect. 5. Said city council and the selectmen of the towns Location of 
through which said railway shall pass shall, within their respective 
municipalities, have exclusive and final jurisdiction to locate the 
tracks, side-tracks, turnouts, and poles for said railway, and may 
order said railway to discontinue temporarily the use of any of 
its tracks in any highway, whenever they deem that the convenience 
and safety of the public requires such discontinuance, without in- 
curring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there shall be 
no appeal. 

Sect. 6. Said city council and the selectmen of the towns Selectmen, 
through which said railway shall pass, respectively, may designate niai^™eertain 
the quality and kind of materials to be used in the construction of ^"^s^iiations. 
said railway within their said towns, and may from time to time 
make such reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference 
to that portion of said railway occupying the public highways in 
their respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of operat- 
ing said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, switches, 
and turnouts within any highway in their respective towns, as 
the interest or convenience of the public may require ; and all 
designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or estab- 
lished, and all locations made bv citv council or selectmen shall 



274 



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[1907 



Rights reserved 
to towns. 



Company to 
keep highways 
in repair. 



Subject to 
general law. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



be forthwith recorded in the records of said respective towns. The 
railway company, or any person interested, may at any time appeal 
from such designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made 
and established to the board of railroad commissioners, who shall 
upon notice hear the parties and finally determine the questions 
raised by such appeal. 

Sect. 7. Said city of Berlin and said towns, for any lawful 
purpose, may take up and repair highways occupied by said rail- 
way, 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 commissioner, 
road commissioner, or surveyor of highways, in the said city of 
Berlin and in the respective towns, suliject to an appeal to the city 
council of said city or to the selectmen of the respective towns, 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 for its tracks ; and shall be liable for 
any damage, loss, or injury that any person not in its employ may 
sustain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of 
its agents and servants in the construction, management, or use 
of its tracks. 

Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the 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 upon its passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



1907] Chapter 277. 275 

CHAPTER 277. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF AUSTIN ACADEMY. 

Section Section 

1. Corporate name changed. 4. Vacancies, how filled. 

2. Power to hold property. 5. Repealing clause. 

3. Trustees, how and when chosen. 6. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as Austin Aead- uame^ch^tigtHL 
emy shall hereafter be known as the Austin-Cate Academy. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation bv its trustees maj- hold estate real Power to hold 

'■ ' '' property. 

and personal without limit to its value. 

Sect. 3. At its annual meeting in November 1907, said corpora- Trustees, 
tion shall choo.se twelve trustees, four for six years, four for four ehoseu. 
years, and four for two years; every second year thereafter it 
shall choose four trustees for a term of six years, so as to constitute 
a board of twelve members, at least one third of whom shall not 
be inhabitants of the town of Strafford. Said board of trustees 
shall organize by the election of a president, a clerk, a treasurer, 
and such other officers as it may deem expedient. 

Sect. 4. Vacancies in the lioard of trustees occurring bv reason vacaueies, 

° " how filled. 

of death, resignation, or other cause, shall be filled by the board 
until the next annual meeting of the corporation which shall then 
fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. 

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

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage. Tai^es effect 

'^ on passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



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[1907 



CHAPTER 278. 

AN ACT TO ANNEX THE HOMESTEAD OF EDWIN T. W. HALL TO THE 
UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Homestead severed and annexed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Homestead 
severed and 
annexed. 



Takes effect 
en passage. 



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

Section 1. That the homestead of Edwin T. W. Hall is hereby 
severed from the town school district of the city of Concord, and 
said premises are hereby annexed to the Union school district of 
the city of Concord for school purposes. 

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

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 279. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND RATIFY THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF 
THE ANNUAL MEETING IN WESTMORELAND HOLDEN ON THE 12tH 
DAY OF MARCH 1907. 



Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Proceedings 
legalized. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the votes and proceedings at the annual meet- 
ing in the town of Westmoreland, held in said town on the 12th 
day of March 1907, are hereby legalized and ratified. 

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

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapter 280. 



CHAPTER 280. 

AN ACT IN RELxVTION TO THE TOWN OF DERRY AND THE DERRY WxVTER- 
WORKS. 



Section 

1. Town may borrow money for water- 

works. 

2. May establish tolls; selectmen may 

appoint water commissioners. 



Section 

3. Rights under existing law not af- 

fected. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted 'by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 
Section 1. The town of Derrv in the county of Rockingham, Town may 

boiTow money 

having acquired by purchase all the property and franchises oi forwater- 
the Derry Water- Works Company, is hereby authorized and em- 
powered, at any annual or special meeting, by a major vote of 
those present and voting, to borrow such sums of money upon 
the credit of the town as may be necessary to pay for said property 
and franchises and may from time to time borrow such other 
sums of money as may be deemed advisable and necessary for the 
purchase of real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams 
and ponds, and other purposes connected with the purchase, con- 
struction, maintenance and operation of said water-works, and may 
issue notes or bonds of the town for any or all of the aforesaid 
purposes for such amounts, at such times, and at such rates of 
interest as may be proper and necessary. 

Sect. 2. Said towTi mav at any annual or special meeting estab- MayestabUsh 

• tolls • S6l6Ct- 

lish such tolls, for the use of water and prescribe such rules for men) 



proper, and for the more convenient management of said works, 
may place the same under the direction and control of a board of 
water commissioners, consisting of three suitable persons, not more 
than two of whom shall belong to the same political party ; and 
the selectmen of said town are hereby authorized and empowered 
to appoint said board of commissioners, one of whom shall be ap- 
pointed for three years, one for two years and one for one year, and 
one each succeeding year. It shall be the duty of said commis- 
sioners to collect the water rates fixed by the town, appoint a super- 
intendent and such other officers as may be necessary, and deter- 
mine the salary of the same, and perform such other duties as 
said town may from time to time by vote prescribe. 

Sect. 3 ' ^ 

town from availing itself of the provisions of the "Municipal not affected 
Bonds Act 1895" if the town shall so elect. 

Sect. 4. This act takes effect upon its passage 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the Rights under 

° ^ existing law 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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CHAPTER 281. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT TO CONSTRUCT A 
FREE BRIDGE ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 

2. Assessment of damages. 

3. Appropriation authorized. 



Section 

4. Liability for accidents. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Authority 
granted. 



damages. 



Appropriation 
authoiized. 



Liability for 
accidents. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Claremont, in the county of Sulli- 
van, is hereby empowered and authorized to build and maintain 
a free bridge across the Connecticut river, between said town of 
Claremont and the town of Weathersfield. in the State of Vermont, 
the exact location of said bridge to be determined at a regular or 
special meeting of said town of Claremont. and for such purpose 
said town is authorized to take such land as may be needed to 
construct and maintain said bridge with suitable approaches 
thereto. 

Sect. 2. If the town of Claremont shall not be able to agree 
with the owners of land upon the damages to be paid therefor, 
nor upon a committee to assess such damages, either party may 
apply by petition to the superior court for the county of Sullivan, 
and said court, after due notice to the parties, shall refer the same 
to the county commissioners for said county of Sullivan, who shall 
upon due notice assess such damages and report the same to the 
court, and judgment thereon shall be final and conclusive unless 
either party elects at the term of the court when such report is 
filed to go to the jury, and upon trial by jury to ascertain the 
amount of the damages such proceedings shall be had as are by 
law provided in the case of ordinary highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized to raise money by assessing 
taxes in the ordinary way to build said bridge, and, until such 
time as money can be so raised, to hire money for that purpose, 
provided a majority vote of any town meeting duly called and 
held in said town shall authorize the selectmen of said town to so 
hire the necessary funds to go on and construct said free bridge. 

Sect. 4. Said town shall be liable for accidents on said bridge 
the same as on any other legal highway within said town. 

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

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 282, 283. 



279 



CHAPTER 282. 

AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN HOMESTEADS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 
3 IN THE TOWN OF NEWBURY AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL 
DISTRICT NO. 12 IN THE TOWN OF BRADFORD, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



KECTIOX 

1. Homesteads severed and annexed. 



bECTIO.NT 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the homesteads owned respectively by Edward Homesteads 

'■ . . , severed and 

G. Gregory, Jennie jNI. IMesser and Alice A. Ayer situate m the town annexed. 
of Newbury are hereby severed from school district number 3, called 
the Craig district in said town of Newbury, and annexed to school 
district number 12, called the Hoyt district in the town of Brad- 
ford, for school purposes. 

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

on passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 283. 



AN act to CREATE THE BISHOP OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH 
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND HIS SUCCESSORS A CORPORATION SOLE. 



Sectiox 

1. Corporation ccnstitxited : succession. 

2. Powers. 

3. Return to secretary of state. 



Section 

4. Returns by successors in office. 

5. Property held for church purposes 

may be conveyed to bishop. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The present bishop of the diocese of New Hamp- Corporation 
shire, of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States succession. ' 
of America, and his successors in office, shall be and hereby are 
made a body politic and corporation sole, under the name of the 
Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, 
and by that name the said bishop and his successors in office shall 
be knoM-n, and shall hereafter have succession, with all the powers, 
rights, and privileges prescribed, and subject to all the liabilities 
and limitations imposed by the Public Statutes. In the event of a 
vacancy in the office of bishop, or should the bishop-coadjutor 



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1907 



Return 

to secretai'y 

of state. 



or the standing committee of said diocese become for any cause, 
under the constitution and canons of said Protestant Episcopal 
Church, the ecclesiastical authority of said diocese, or should the 
bishop-coadjutor be lawfully designated in writing under the seal 
of said bishop to represent said bishop permanently or temporarily 
with reference to the affairs of this corporation, then the bishop- 
coadjutor, if there be one, and otherwise the standing committee 
of said diocese, shall have the same powers as are by this act con- 
ferred upon the bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of 
said diocese ; but no person shall succeed to, or have, enjoy, or 
administer any of the rights, privileges, powers, or franchises 
herein granted or provided for, who is not a citizen of the United 
States of America. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be empowered to receive, take, 
and hold, by sale, gift, lease, devise, or otherwise, real and personal 
estate of every description, for religious, charitable, educational, 
and burial purposes, and to manage and dispose of the same for 
the religious, charitable, educational, and burial purposes of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church, subject to the laws of this state and 
to the terms of any trust set forth in any bequest, devise, deed, or 
conveyance of any such estate, or which may now exist or result 
by implication or force of law, with such limitations as ma.y by 
law govern any such trust, with full power, subject to the laws 
of this state and to the terms of such trusts, to convey the said 
estate by deed absolute, or by mortgage to secure payment of 
money. 

Sect. 3. The Bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America 
shall, within one year after the passage of this act, make, sign, 
and make oath to a statement which he shall submit to the secretary 
of state, setting forth that he lawfully and regularly holds such 
office, and that he accepts the provisions of this act and will duly 
conform to them. If it appears that the statement has been 
duly made, signed, and sworn to, the secretary of state shall cer- 
tify that fact and his approval of the statement by his endorse- 
ment thereon. Such statement shall thereupon be filed by the per- 
son making the same, in the office of the secretary of state, who 
shall cause the statement, with the endorsement thereon, to be 
recorded, and shall thereupon issue a certificate to the person mak- 
ing the statement, reciting this act, the substance of the statement 
aforesaid, and that said bishop and his successors are legally estab- 
lished as and are made an existing corporation, under the name of 
the Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, 
with the powers, rights, and privileges, and subject to the limita- 
tions, duties and restrictions which by law appertain thereto. The 
secretary shall sign the same and cause the seal of the state to be 



1907] Chapter 283. 281 

thereto affixed, and such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of 
the existence of such corporation. He shall also cause a record 
of such certificate to be made, and a certified copy of such record 
may be given in evidence with like effect as the original certificate. 

Sect. 4. Every successor in the office of Bishop of the Protes- f^'^Jp'^™^^^/ 
tant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, the bishop-coadjutor, in office. 
when acting on behalf of the bishop with reference to the affairs 
of this corporation, and every person temporarily acting as the 
ecclesiastical authority of said diocese for any cause, shall forth- 
with make, sign, and make oath to a statement, w^hich he shall 
immediately file in the office of the secretary of state, setting forth 
that he is a citizen of the United States, that at the time of making 
such statement he lawfully and regularly held the office of bishop 
of New Hampshire, or the office of bishop-coadjutor, or ecclesi- 
astical authority of the diocese thereof, as the case may be, and 
that he has accepted said office and commenced the duties thereof; 
and, in addition thereto, he shall submit to the secretary of state 
satisfactory documentary evidence of his holding such office of 
bishop, or bishop-coadjutor, or ecclesiastical authority. 

Sect. 5. Any persons not incorporated, holding property for Propert> held 
the benefit of any missionary, educational, or charitable purposes purposes may 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, are hereby tobfshop^^ 
authorized to convey such property to said Bishop of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, to be held in accordance with 
the terms of this act, upon the same trust, and for the same pur- 
poses, and subject to all existing encumbrances. And said Bishop 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire may at any 
time thereafter convey said property to the lawful officers of any 
parish organized for the purpose of carrying out the purposes 
for which said property was held in trust, or to any society incor- 
porated for such purposes. Provided, that no property conveyed 
to him for the benefit of any particular place shall be applied for 
the benefit of any other place without the consent of the superior 
court first had and obtained. 

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

^ ^ ° on passage. 

[Approved April 3, 1907.] 



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CHAPTER 284. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 286 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1903, ENTITLED *'aN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WARREN WATER 
& LIGHT COMPANY." 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Charter 
amended. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Be it enacted hij the Sen-ate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That section 6 of said act be stricken out and the 
following be substituted therefor, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : — Sect. 6. Said corporation is further au- 
thorized to establish, manage and carry on in the towns of Warren, 
Wentworth. and Rumney, the business of generating, manufactur- 
ing, producing and supplying electricity for the purpose of light 
and heat, distributing, conveying and supplying electricity by me- 
tallic wires or by any other suitable means of transmitting the 
same, upon poles erected or obtained for that purpose, or in sub- 
terranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed in the public streets, high- 
ways, sewers, and other places, to construct suitable buildings, boil- 
ers, 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 
towns of AVarren. Wentworth. and Rumney, and to relay and repair 
the same agreeably to the directions of the selectmen of said to"v^^ls, 
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 said 
towns, and with precincts or fire districts therein, for lighting their 
streets or public buildings. 

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

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



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283 



CHAPTER 285. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LUMBERMEN'S ASSO- 
CIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Objects; no capital stock. 

3. Existing by-laws confirmed. 



Section 

4. Existing officers continued. 

5. Subject to repeal; act takes effect 

on passage. 



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

Section 1. The association knoM^n as the New Hampshire Lum- 1?'^°^*'?^'^*^'^°" 
barmen's Association of which Warren Tripp, president, John E. 
Walker, vice-president, James B. Tennant. ]Milton Reed, Frank B. 
Clark, Charles A. Bailey, and Samnel D. Felker are directors, and 
Charles A. Roby, treasurer, and John E. Walker, secretary, their 
associates, successors, and assigns, be and are hereby incorporated 
and made a body politic by the name of the New Hampshire 
Lumbermen's Association with authority to have and to exercise all 
the powers and privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature 
and may sue and be sued by that name. 

Sect. 2. Said association having for its objects mutual benefit ^ipftiutoel. 
and the securing of uniformity of practice in buying, selling, grad- 
ing and shipping lumber products and securing favorable transpor- 
tation facilities and rates and not a dividend of profits, the same 
shall not have any capital stock. 

Sect. 3. The present by-laws of said New Hampshire Lumber- Existing by- 

' „ , 111 ^ • 1 ^^^^^ contmned. 

men s Association is hereby confirmed as the by-laws oi said new 
corporation until altered or amended by the corporation in accord- 
ance with its provision. 

Sect. 4. The present officers of said association shall continue ^o^jtl^"!^^"''** 
as officers of the new corporation until the election and qualifica- 
tion of their successors. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- Subject to 
peal this act which shall take effect upon its passage. takes effect 

on passage. 

[Approved April 4. 1907.] 



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Chapter 286. 



[1907 



CHAPTER 286. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PEACE CONFERENCE HOME FOR THE 

AGED. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Power to hold property 

3. Board of trustees. 



Section 

4. Vacancies, how filled. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Power to hold 
property. 



Board of 

trustees. 



Vacancies 
filled. 



Takes effect 
on passage. 



Section 1. That Frank J. Philbrick, Sarah A. Philbrick, John 
W. Emery, Charles Shillaber and Fred H. Ward, all of Portsmouth 
in said state, and their successors, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of Peace Conference Home for 
the Aged, and by that name shall be and are vested with all 
the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident 
to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to take charge of and 
maintain a home for the aged and may acquire and hold, or alienate 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The persons named in section 1 shall constitute a board 
of trustees of said home and shall have the entire management of 
affairs of the home. They shall have the power to increase the 
number of trustees to a number not exceeding nine when deemed 
advisable. 

Sect. 4. Whenever vacancies occur they shall be filled by said 
board of trustees in such mode as they shall direct. Provided that 
no one shall be admitted a member without the votes of a majority 
of all the members. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved April 4, 1907.] 



1907 



Chapters 287, 288. 



285 



CHAPTER 287. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE STATE SECURITY LIFE AND 
ACCIDENT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the provisions of sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, amended. 
10 and 11 of an act entitled "An act to change the name of the 
New Hampshire Health and Accident Insurance Company, and 
to further define its powers." approved March 3, 1903, shall not 
apply to any policies hereafter written by said company, 

Sect. 
are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



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

^ clause. 



CHAPTER 288. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WHITE MOUNTAIN TELEPHONE & TELE- 
GRAPH COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. May acquire property, etc., 

corporations. 



Section 

4. Succeeds to rights of vendor. 

5. Capital stock. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. AValter I. Lee, George H. Adams. D. B. Keniston, ^3*-[ftld! 
Edwin B. Pike, Herbert E. Smith, and Edward K. Woodworth, 
and their associates and assigns, are hereby constituted a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the White Mountain Tele- 
phone & Telegraph Company for the purpose of carrying on the 
business of a telephone and telegraph company possessing powers 
as herein specified and having its principal place of business within 
this state at Plymouth in the county of Grafton. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to acquire by pur- Powers. 
chase, lease, or otherwise, and to construct lines and operate tele- 



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1907 



May acquire 
property, etc. 
of other 
corporations. 



Succeeds to 
rights of 
vendor. 



Capital stock. 



phone exchange systems and public and private telephone and tele- 
graph lines; to receive and transfer intelligence through electrical 
agencies; to engage in and carry on a general telephone and tele- 
graph business and a district telegraph and messenger business 
within this state and elsewhere ; to transact any other business inci- 
dental to the foregoing, to acquire, hold, use, sell, or lease real 
estate, rights, franchises, patents, machinery, and apparatus per- 
taining to the biLsiness and enterprises herein specified ; and to buy, 
sell, or hold the stocks, bonds, or other certificates of ownership 
or indebtedness of other corporations engaged in the same or 
similar lines of business. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is further authorized and empowered 
to acquire by purchase, lease, or other conveyance the property 
and franchises (including locations for poles and wires) of any 
other corporation engaged in the same or similar lines of business, 
and to pay for the same in cash or stock or both, in such amounts 
and upon such other terms as may be accepted by such other 
corporation by a majority vote of its stockholders at a duly called 
meeting; and such other corporation is hereby authorized to lease, 
sell, or otherwise convey its property and franchises as aforesaid 
to said White Mountain Telephone & Telegraph Company, sub- 
ject to the foregoing provisions as to terms of sale. In case any 
stockholder of such lessor or vendor corporation shall dissent from 
such lease, sale, or conveyance, the stock of such dissenting stock- 
holder may be acquired by the lessor or vendor corporation in the 
same manner and with the same effect as is provided by chapter 
156 of the Public Statutes in the case of dissent of stockholders 
from railroad leases. 

Sect. 4. Upon the acquisition of the property and franchises 
of another corporation under the provisions of this act, said White 
Mountain Telegraph & Telephone Company shall succeed to and 
become invested with all the powers, rights, provisions, and fran- 
chises of such other corporation, including its location for poles 
and wires ; and shall also be subject to all its public duties, lia- 
bilities, and obligations; but the rights of creditors of such other 
corporation shall not be impaired or affected by such acquisition 
without their assent. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of said corporation shall be such an 
amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars as may be 
fixed by the grantees upon organization and as may be fixed and 
limited, from time to time, by vote of the stockholders; and said 
capital stock may be increased beyond said sum in the manner and 
subject to the limitations provided in chapter 147 of the Public 
Statutes relating to voluntary corporations and amendments 
thereto. Said stock shall be divided into shares of the par value 
of not less than twenty-five dollars and not more than one hundred 
dollars each, as may be determined by the corporation. 



1907] Chapter 289. 287 

Sect. 6. The first meeting of said grantees may be held on First meeting. 
six days' notice in writing signed by any three of said grantees 
and given in person to the others, or may be held upon stipulation 
signed by all of said grantees, who, in either event, may be repre- 
sented at such meeting by proxy. 

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

^ oil passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 289. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO SALARIES IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF 
THE CITY OF BERLIN. 



Section 










1 Section 


1. City 


council 


to fix 


salar 


ies. 


1 2. Pr 



act not generally affected. 

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

Section 1. ' On and after the first day of April, nineteen hun- city council to 
dred and seven, the city council of the city of Berlin is hereby 
authorized, on recommendation of the police commission of said 
city, to determine the salaries in the police department of said city 
as hereinafter specified: City marshal, not to exceed eleven hun- 
dred dollars per annum; assistant marshal, not to exceed nine hun- 
dred and twenty-five dollars per annum; police officers, not to 
exceed eight hundred and twenty-five dollars per annum. 

Sect. 2. The provisions of chapter 160 of the session Laws of Pnoraetuot 

generally 

1905 shall not be deemed to be modified by this act except as to affected.' 
the specific itenxs hereinbefore enumerated. 
[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



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Chapter 290. 
CHAPTER 290. 



[1907 



AN ACT TO ENLARGE AND DEFINE THE BOUNDARIES OF SCHOOL DIS- 
TRICT NO. 20, IN THE CITY OP CONCORD, AND TO CHANGE THE 
NAME THEREOF, 



Section 

1. Penacook School District. 

2. Boundaries of district. 



Section 

3. Inhabitants within bounds part of 

district. 

4. Takes effect at spring term, 1907. 



Penacook 
School District. 



Boundaries of 
district. 



Inhabitants 
within bounds 
part of district. 



Takes effect 
at spring term, 
1907. 



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

Section 1. School district number twenty in the city of Con- 
cord shall hereafter be known as Penacook School District. 

Sect. 2. Said district shall be bounded as follows : Beginning- 
at the northeast corner of land of Hiram Eastman and on the line 
between Concord and Boscawen, thence southerly following the east- 
erly outline of said Eastman's land to the Contoocook river, thence 
by and across said river in a direct line to the northeasterly corner 
of land of Thomas H. Murray, lying on the southerly side of said 
river, thence southerly by the easterly line of said Murray's land 
to land of Laura Elliott, formerly owned by Aaron Elliott, thence 
easterly by said Elliott's land to land of the estate of Leonard 
Speed, formerly land of L. M. Hoyt, thence southerly by the 
westerly line of said Speed land to the line between wards one and 
two in said city of Concord, thence following said ward line north- 
erly and easterly to the old channel of the Merrimack river, thence 
easterly and down said old channel to the Merrimack river, thence 
up said river to the southerly line of land of George W. Silver, 
lying on the easterly side of said river, thence easterly by said 
Silver's south line to the highway leading from said Silver's house 
to the house of Albert Stevens, thence southerly by said highway to 
the line of the Concord & ]\Iontreal Railroad, thence northerly by 
the line of said railroad to the Concord north line, thence westerly 
by said town line to the point of beginning. The homesteads of 
Ira S. Holmes and Charles Smith in the town of Canterbury to 
remain attached to said district as heretofore. 

Sect. 3. All lands with the inhabitants thereof within said 
bounds, heretofore a part of any other school district in said Con- 
cord, are hereby severed therefrom and hereby made a part of 
said Penacook School District. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect at the beginning of the spring 
term of the schools in said Penacook School District for the year 
1907. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



1907] 



Chapters 291, 292. 



289 



CHAPTER 291. 

AN ACT EMPOWERING LACONIA AND GILFORD TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN 
PUBLIC WHARVES AND TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE SAME. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 

2. Procedure upon petition 



SECTION 

3. Takes effect 



on passage. 



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

Section 1. The citv of Laeonia and the town of Gilford are Authority 

. , , , . . , 1 . 1 granted. 

hereby empowered to build and maintain public wharves upon 
Lakes Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Paugus and Opechee whenever 
the accommodation of the public may require, and to appropriate 
money for their maintenance and construction, upon petition to 
the city council of said city, or the selectmen of said town. 

Sect. 2. Upon such petition the same proceedings shall be had ^poj^p^tHion . 
and all parties interested therein shall have the same rights and 
remedies as in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jn'^p^ass^^T.' 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



CHAPTER 29: 



AN ACT TO CREATE A VOTING PRECINCT IN THE TOWN OP WALPOLE. 



Precinct created. 

Territory included. 

Has election powers of town. 

What constitutes voting residence. 

Election officers. 

Precinct officers, wlien chosen. 



Section 

7. Checklist and warrant for first 

meeting. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Void unless adopted I>y popular vote. 

10. Repealing clause. 

11. Takes effect January 7, 1908. 



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

Section 1. That the inhabitants of the village of North Wal- Precint created. 
pole, in the town of Walpole, in the county of Cheshire, be and 
hereby are created a corporate organization, called a voting pre- 
cinct. 

Sect. 2. Said voting precinct shall embrace all the territory Territory 
with its inhabitants, included within the village limits of said "^^ " ® • 
North Walpole as now established. 



290 



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[1907 



Has election 
powers of 

toTra. 



What' consti- 
tutes voting 
Tesidenee. 



Election 
officers. 



Precinct 
officers, when 
chosen. 



Check-list and 
warrant for 
firsti meeting. 



Sect. 3. Said voting precinct shall have the powers of a town 
as herein specified for the purpose of the election of governor, coun- 
cillors, senators, representatives to the general court, all county 
officers, and electors of president and vice-president of the United 
States. 

Sect. 4. No person shall be considered as dwelling or having 
his home in said voting precinct for the purpose of voting therein, 
unless he shall have resided within said voting precinct six months 
next preceding the day of any meeting in which he claims a right 
to vote. 

Sect. 5. Three selectmen, a moderator, and precinct clerk shall 
be elected in said voting precinct, who shall have the powers, per- 
form the duties, and be subject to the liabilities of those officers 
in towns and wards in this state, so far as relates to the warning 
of meetings, conducting of elections, declaring the votes and re- 
cording the same, and all other matters relating to elections, as 
fully as if the same were herein enumerated; except regulating, 
correcting, and posting checklists, and deciding upon qualifications 
of voters, which said duties shall be performed by the legal officers 
of the town of Walpole. All meetings held under this act shall 
close on or before five o'clock in the afternoon and the moderator, 
precinct clerk, or one of the selectmen, in the order named shall as 
soon as possible convey the original votes cast and counted, together 
with the other votes furnished said voting precinct, and the declara- 
tion of the moderator of said voting precinct to the moderator of 
the town of Walpole, to be by him used in computing the total 
vote of said town of Walpole. 

Sect. 6. The meeting of the inhabitants for the choice of voting 
precinct officers shall be holden on the Tuesday next after the 
first Monday in November, biennially, the first meeting to be held 
in November, 1908, and all said officers chosen by the people, shall 
be chosen by ballot, and shall hold their respective offices for two 
years and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. The 
clerk shall record the votes and proceedings of all voting precinct 
meetings, shall enter on the records the names of all persons voted 
for, and the number of votes given for each. The clerk shall deliver 
to his successor in office all the records, record books, journals, 
documents, and all other things held by him in his capacity as 
clerk. 

Sect. 7. After the acceptance of this act by the inhabitants of 
said voting precinct, and within thirty days thereafter, the select- 
men of said town of Walpole, shall prepare, revise, correct, and 
post, in the manner that selectmen of towns are now required to 
do, an alphabetical list of the voters in said voting precinct; 
and shall issue their warrant for the meeting of the inhabitants of 
said voting precinct for the choice of all officers who are directed 



1907] Chapter 292. 29] 

to be chosen by the people. Such warrant shall be served seven 
days at least before the time appointed for said meeting, and shall 
designate the time and place for holding the meeting. 

Sect. 8. Any legal voter of said voting precinct may call the First meeting. 
first meeting to order, and preside nntil a moderator shall have 
been chosen. The officers duly elected under this act shall qualify 
and take their places on the first Tuesday of August, 1908, and 
shall hold ofiice until the second Tuesday after the first Monday in 
November, 1910, and until others are chosen and qualify in their 
stead. 

Sect. 9. This act shall be void unless the inhabitants of said ^^"^'\™'{^*^ 
town of Walpole, at the town meeting holden on the first Tuesday p^piJar vote. 
in March, 1908, or at a legal meeting called for the purpose, shall, 
by a majority of the voters present and voting thereon, by ballot, 
determine to adopt the same. 

Sect. 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect upon the first Tuesday cf Takes effect 
January, 1908. 

[Approved April 5, 1907.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of Secretary of State, 

Concord, July 1, 1907. 
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, 1907. 



PAGE. 

Abandonment of families by parents, how punished 72, 73 

of infants, how punished 5 

accessory, how punished 6 

Administrator, certain accounts allowed without personal attendance. . 33 
Adulterated or misbranded foods, drugs, etc., manufacture and sale 

prohibited 45 

Aerie No. 566, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of Nashua, N. H., charter 

of 251 

Ages of consent established 81 

Ahem, J. M., appropriation in favor of 160 

Allowance to wife in divorce proceeding 31 

Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., capital stock increased 170 

Appropriation for building Connecticut Eiver bridge in Claremont 157 

Concord armory 162 

contingent expenses of governor and council 160 

editing royal commissions, charters, etc 156 

electric lights in Winnisquam lake 154 

equalizing school privileges 113 

fish hatchery at Laconia 147 

fish screen at Newfound lake 147 

highways. See Highways, appropriations for. 

Industrial School 161 

•Jamestown exposition 13 

Nashua armory 162 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture 150 

School for Feeble-minded Children. 152, 155 

Soldiers ' Home 155 

State Hospital, improvements, etc.. 60 

removing boulders in Winnipesaukee lake 151 

screening outlet of Success pond 157 

silver service for battleship New Hampshire 149 

state prison, change of clothing 49 

improvements and repairs 49 

library 49 

salary of chaplain 49 



298 INDEX. [1907 

Appropriation for suppression of brown-tail and gypsy moths 146 

turning Silver stream into Success pond 157 

walks and bridge at Endicott rock 150 

Appropriation in favor of Ahem, J. M 160 

Bent & Bush 160 

Benton, J. K., et al 160 

Bickf ord, Arthur F 159 

Britton, A. H. & Co 160 

Bouvier, J. Edward 146 

Brigham, George H 159 

Brown, Jaines H 159 

Bryant, Henry E 146 

Burke, Eichard P 159 

Callaghan, Bessie A 159 

Calvert, Edward H 159 

Carey, Bernard W 159 

Carter, George E 160 

Clancy, Eose 159 

Clark, Kate F 160 

Clement, , Morris T 159 

Connor, Martin 161 

Conway, John A 161 

Cozzens, Emily 161 

Crane, Porter 159 

Critchett, William W 159 

Dadmun, C. W 161 

Dartmouth College 151 

Davis, Albert P 159 

Davis, Harold L 159 

Donnelly, Thomas B 159, 160 

Dunlap, W. H 161 

Eastman, Edson C 160 

Emery, John F 161 

Emmons, Harry G 161 

Fitzpatrick, Martin W 160 

Floyd, Charles M 148 

Foster, George J. & Co 160 

Gage, J. E 160 

Gallagher, John F 161 

Giguerre, William F 161 

Glick, E. L 160 

Goodman, W. P 160 

Granite State Dairymen 's Association 149 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 148 

Greenleaf , Charles H 148 

Haggett, William M 160, 161 

Horan, Timothy F 161 

Horton, George E 160, 161 

Hurd, Leon 160 

Huse, Irene A 160 

Huse, Merritt C 146 



1907] INDEX. 299 

Appropriation iu favor of Ideal Stamp Co 161 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 160 

Janelle, Omer 161 

Jenks, Walter L. & Co 160 

Kenney, Owen, 2(1 161 

Knight, Charles E., widow of 152 

Law, John K 159 

Loughlin, James 159 

Milton, G. S. & Co 160 

Monitor & Statesman Co 161 

Morrison, Adelaide A 160 

Murphy, John F 161 

Nelson, Howard 159 

Parsons, George W 161 

Paul, George M ^ 61 

People & Patriot Co 161 

Pickering, Fred 161 

Kainville, George A 159 

Band, Henry E 161 

Republican State Committee 160 

Richardson, Loren S 160 

Robins, Joseph E 159 

Robinson, Harry A 159 

Sanborn, Lizzie H 160 

Sentinel Printing Co 160 

Shattuck, Charles C 153 

Shea, Michael F 161 

Smith Premier Tpyewriter Co 160 

Spalding, Harry W 160 

Swain, Charles H. & Co 161 

Telegraph Publishing Co 160 

Thayer, William E 159 

Thorp, L. Ashton 160 

Times Publishing Co 160 

Tuttle & Burroughs 161 

Tyler, Arthur A 160 

Union Publishing Co 160 

Walker, William W 161 

Ward, Walter J. A 159 

Weston, William H 159 

Wethern, Mrs. H. D 160 

White, B. C 160 

Willey, Frank A 159 

Wilson, Jesse S 146 

Young, Charles H 161 

Young, Harrie M 160 

Young, John . . . 146 

Appropriations by village district, etc., how made 117 

Atlantic Shore Line Railway may operate ferry in New Hampshire. . . . 270 

Attachment, lien of not affected by change of venue 134 

of bulky articles, how made 42 



300 INDEX. [*1907 

Attachment of standing trees, how made 27 

Austin Academy, charter amended 275 

name changed to Aiistin-Cate Academy 275 

Ayer, Alice A., homestead severed from Newbury school district No. 3 

and annexed to Bradford school district No. 12 279 

Baker river, pollution by sawdust, etc., prohibited 32 

Barber shops, sanitary regulation of 139 

Bastardy proceeding, recognizance in 56 

Bathers, city councils may regulate clothing of 33 

Battleship New Hampshire, appropriation for silver service 149 

Beach birds protected 36 

Bent & Bush, appropriation in favor of 160 

Benton, J. H., et al., appropriation in favor of 160 

Berlin, board of assessors established for 196 

city council to fix salaries of police 287 

superintendent of public works for 196 

Berlin and Errol Electric Eailway Co., charter of 272 

Berlin Gas Co., charter of 213 

Bertillon method, use of, in describing criminals 25 

Bethlehem, new road in, appropriation for 158 

certain road made state highway 159 

Bickford, Arthur F., appropriation in favor of 159 

Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal T'hiirch in New Hampshire, charter 

of 279 

Black bass protected 36 

Blackmail, how punished 30 

Blue fins protected 36 

Bouvier, J. Edward, appropriation in favor of 146 

Brigham, George H., appropriation in favor of 159 

Britton, A. H. & Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Brooks, heirs of Mary E., homestead severed from Farmington school 

district and annexed to New Durham school district 254 

Brown, James H., appropriation in favor of 159 

Brown-tail moths, suppression of 143-146 

Bryant, Henry E., appropriation in favor of 146 

Bulky articles, how attached 42 

Buoys, wilful injury of, how punished 24 

Burglary with explosives, how punished 142 

Burke, Eichard P., appropriation in favor of 159 

Callaghan, Bessie A., appropriation in. favor of 159 

Calvert, Edward H., appropriation in favor of 159 

C;arey, Bernard W., appropriation in favor of 159 

Carroll county, salary of register of probate 19 

Carter, George E., appropriation in favor of 160 

Caucus act, where in force 141 

Caucuses for choice of delegates, when to be held 105 

Cemeteries, towns may hold gifts for, when 72 

Charlestown, issue of bonds authorized 178 

water commissioners provided for 221 



1907] INDEX. 301 

Cheshire county, salary of judge of probate 19 

sheriff 39 

, solicitor 15 

Chocorua brook exempted from sawdust law 55 

Chute, Linam, farm severed from Amherst school district and annexed 

to Milf ord school district 192 

Clams, towns may regulate digging of 87 

packing and foreign shipment prohibited 87 

Clancy, Eose, appropriation in favor of 159 

Claremont, appropriation for building Connecticut Eiver bridge in... 157 

authorized to build free bridge across Connecticut river .... 278 

Claremont Power Co., charter of 223 

may acquire certain franchises and property. . 224 
Claremont Railway & Lighting Co., transfer of property and franchises 

authorized 226 

Claremont Savings Bank, charter of 170 

Claremont school district, bonds to be issued on two-thirds vote 267 

Clark, Kate F., appropriation in favor of 160 

Clement, Morris T., appropriation in favor of 159 

Cocheco Manufacturing Co., charter amended 200 

Codfish, taking with trawl in Piscataqua river prohibited 141 

Collateral legacies and successions, taxation of: 

action by state treasurer to recover tax 70 

bond required of executor exempted by will 89 

residuary legatee 89 

compromise of tax where bequest contingent 71 

where life tenant has power to appoint 71 

copies of wills, inventories, etc., to be sent to state treasurer 68 

delivery of assets to foreign administrator 85 

estates in remainder, how taxed 63 

jurisdiction of probate courts 70 

list of heirs and legatees to be filed in duplicate 67 

petition by foreign administrator, state treasurer party to 70 

state treasurer may employ counsel and clerks 136 

tax refunded, when and how 69 

valuation of property for taxation 69 

what legacies and inheritances taxable 67 

Columbia, election proceedings legalized 192 

Conch, taking by non-residents regulated 114 

Concord, appropriation for building armory in 162 

committee on revision of city charter 250 

Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway, charter extended 202 

Concord Electric Co., capital stock increased ; purchase of franchises 

authorized 199 

Concord Safe Deposit & Trust Co., capital stock increased 175 

name changed to Concord Trust Co. 175 
Concord school district No. 20, name changed to Penacook school dis- 
trict ; how bounded 288 

Connecticut River Power Co. of New Hampshire, charter amended 233 

Connor, Mai-tin, appropriation in favor of 161 

Conventions, acceptance of railroad passes by delegates prohibited. ... 80 



302 INDEX. [1907 

Conventions, delegates and alternates, choice of 105 

roll of delegates, etc., how prepared and when used 105 

unauthorized voting in, how punished 105 

Conway, John A., appropriation in favor of 161 

Conway school district may contract for high school tuition 117 

Conway village fire district, organization legalized and purposes de- 
clared 187, 188 

purchase of water-works authorized 188 

Coos county, salary of sheriff 16 

solicitor 54 

Coot protected 36 

Cornish town-meeting legalized 168 

Corporations: 

Aerie No. 566, Fraternal Order of Eagles, of Nashua, N. H., char- 
ter of -51 

Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., capital stock increased 170 

Atlantic Shore Line Eailway may operate ferry in New Hampshire 270 

Austin Academy, charter amended • 275 

name changed to Austin-Cate Academy 275 

Berlin and Errol Electric Eailway Co., charter of 272 

Berlin Gas Co., charter of 213 

Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, 

charter of 279 

Claremont Power Co., charter of 223 

may acquire certain franchises and property 224 
Claremont Railway & Lighting Co., transfer of property and fran- 
chises authorized 226 

Claremont Savings Bank, charter of 170 

Cocheco Manufacturing Co., charter amended 200 

Concord, Dover & Rochester Street Railway, charter extended 202 

Concord Electric Co., capital stock increased; purchase of fran- 
chises authorized 1^9 

Concord Safe Deposit & Trust Co., capital stock increased 175 

name changed to Concord 

Trust Co 175 

Connecticut River Power Co. of New Hampshire, charter amended. 233 

Corral No. 1, Albuquerque Rangers, of Dover, N. H., charter of . . . 252 
Cour Lafayette, No. 3, Forestiers Franco-Americains de L'Amer- 

ique du Nord, of Manchester, N. H., charter of 202 

Crystal Lake Water Co., charter amended 269 

Derry and Goff 's Falls Street Railway Co., name changed to Man- 
chester and Derry Street Railway 264 

Derry and Salem Street Railway Co., charter extended 205 

Division No. 8, Ancient Order of Hibernians, of Manchester, N. H., 

charter of 185 

Dixville Notch Corporatiou, charter of 245 

Dover & Eliot Street Railway may physically connect with Dover, 

Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway 216 

Dover Lodge, No. 184, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of- 

Elks, of Dover, N. H., charter of 186 

Exeter Cottage Hospital, charter of 193 



1907] INDEX. 303 

Corporations : 

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Eochester may establish en- 
dowment fund 168 

Franklin Club of Dover, N. H., charter of 205 

Fraternal Helping Society, in the Name of the Prince Witold of 
Lithuania, under the Protection of the Mother of God of Szydlov, 

charter of 211 

Goff's Falls, Litchfield & Hudson Street Eailvray Co., change of 

location authorized 191 

name changed to Manchester and Nashua Street Railway 190 

Gordon Pond Eailroad Co., charter of 265 

Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars, name 
changed to Grand Lodge of the International Order of Good 

Templars 209 

Granite State Fire Insurance Co., charter amended 190 

Granite State Savings Bank, charter amended 177 

Hampstead and Haverhill Street Eailway Co., charter of 256 

Hartland Falls Co., charter of 239 

Huggins Hospital of the Town of Wolfeboro, charter of 232 

Keene Academy, charter amended 219 

Keene Electric Railway Co., charter extended 230 

Laeonia Home for the Aged, charter of 231 

Laconia Hospital Association, voluntary agreement revived and 

continued 253 

Laconia Power Co., capital stock increased 173 

name changed to Laconia Light and Power Co. 173 

Manohester Street Eailway, physical connections authorized 213 

Meredith & Ossipee Valley Eailroad Co., charter extended 204 

Methodist Episcopal Church in Bank Village, New Ipswich, sale of 

property authorized 179 

Mount Crescent Water Co., charter of 222 

N. H. Woman 's Humane Society, charter of 242 

Namascom Tribe, No. 36, Improved Order of Eed Men, of Leba- 
non, N. H., charter of 255 

Nashua & Acton Eailroad, charter of 207 

Nashua an.d Hollis Electric Eailroad Co., route changed 198 

National League, of Manchester, N. H., charter of 212 

New Hampshire Fire Insurance Co., capital stock increased 173 

New Hampshire Fire Underwriters Association, name changed to 

Underwriters Fire Insurance Co 268 

New Hampshire Lumbermen's Association, charter of 283 

Newport and Sunapee Eailway and Development Co., charter of. . 261 

North. Conway and Mount Kearsarge Eailroad, charter extended. 230 

Peace Conference Home for the Aged, charter of 284 

Piscataqua Fire Insurance Co., charter of 175 

Pythian Club of Nashua, N. H., charter of 259 

Rocky Branch River Eailroad Co., charter of 210 

Eyegate Paper Co., capital stock increased 169 

Second Advent Church and Society of Sugar Hill, New Hamp- 
shire, charter of 183 

State Security Life and Accident Co., charter amended 285 



304 INDEX. [1907 

Corporations: 

Svea Lodge of the Order of Vasa of America, in Manchester, 

N. H., charter of 208 

Trustees of the Home for Indigent Women, charter amended.... 174 
Trustees of the New Hampshire Conference of the Methodist 

Episcopal Church, charter amended 178 

Union Casualty Co., charter of 247 

Warren Water & Light Co., charter amended 282 

White Mountain Telephone & Telegraph Co., charter of 285 

Whitefield Bank & Trust Co., name changed to Whitefield Sav- 
ings Bank & Trust Co 174 

Woodsville Aqueduct Co., capital stock increased 184 

Corral No. 1, Albuquerque Rangers, of Dover, N. H., charter of 252 

County commissioners, salaries of 23 

County given right of eminent domain 41 

County sinking funds authorized 25 

Cour Lafayette, No. 3, Forestiers Franeo-Americains de L 'Amerique 

du Nord, of Manchester, N. H., charter of 202 

Cozzens, Emily, appropriation in favor of 161 

Crane, Porter, appropriation in favor of 159 

Criminals, description of by Bertillon method 25 

Critchett, William W., appropriation in favor of 159 

Crystal Lake Water Co., charter amended 269 

Dadmun, C. W., appropriation in favor of 161 

Danger signals in highways, removal prohibited 22 

Danville, town-meetings legalized 267 

Dartmouth College, appropriation in favor of 151 

Davis, Albert P., appropriation in favor of 159 

Davis^ Harold L., appropriation in favor of 159 

Deer, killing of regulated 131 

transportation of regulated 35 

Dependent children, etc., treatment and control of 120-124 

cases against juvenile offenders, how heard 120 

commitment of dependent child 122 

of delinquent child 123 

confinement of child under seventeen years regulated 123 

jurisdiction of police and justice courts 120 

meaning of terms used in act 120 

petitions to court and hearings thereon 121 

probation officers; appointment, powers, duties, etc 121, 122 

Deputy medical referees, service of process by 95 

Deputy registers of probate for certain counties 90 

Derry, selectmen may appoint water commissioners 277 

water-works loan authorized 277 

Derry and Goff's Falls Street Railway Co., name changed to Man- 
chester and Derry Street Railway 264 

Derry and Salem Street Railway Co., charter extended 205 

Dining cars, taxation of 92 

Division No. 8, Ancient Order of Hibernians, of Manchester, N. H., 

charter of 185 



1907] INDEX. 305 

Divorce proceeding, temporary allowance to wife 31 

Dirv'ille Notch Corporation, charter of 245 

Docking of horses' tails prohibited 39 

Dogs, remedy against town for damage by 103 

Donnelly, Thomas B., appropriations in favor of 159, 160 

Dover, election of superintendent of schools 169 

Dover & Eliot Street Railway may physically connect with Dover, 

Somersworth & Eochester Street Railway 216 

Dover Lodge, No. 184, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of 

Elks, of Dover, N. H., charter of 186 

Ducks protected 36 

Diinlap, W. H., appropriation in favor of 161 

Eastman, Edsou C, appropriations in favor of 160 

Effingham and Ossipee Center road, appropriation for 158 

Election day not school holiday 15 

Electric cars to have power brakes, when 112 

Emery, John F., appropriation in favor of 161 

Emmons, Harry G., appropriation in favor of 161 

Endicott rock, appropriation for walks and bridge 150 

Exeter Cottage Hospital, charter of 193 

Express companies, railroad commissioners may regulate charges of . . . 100 

taxation of 82-85 

Fees of foreign insurance companies 114 

sheriff for copies, etc 62 

Fifty-eight hour law 95 

Firecrackers, use of regulated 90 

Fire escapes, certain buildings to have 135 

Firemen, pensioning of, for disability 88 

First Methodist Episcopal Church of Rochester may establish endow- 
ment fund 168 

Fish and game: 

appointment of special detectives 34 

beach birds protected 36 

black bass protected 36 

blue fins protected 36 

clams, towns may regulate digging of 87 

packing and foreign shipment prohibited 87 

closing of waters 34 

codfish not to be taken on trawl in Piseataqua river 141 

conch protected 114 

coot protected 3(5 

deer, killing of regulated 131 

transportation of regulated 35 

disposition of fines 35 

ducks protected 36 

fish screen at Newfound lake, appropriation for 147 

gray squirrels protected 35, 77 

grayling protected 37 

grouse protected 36 

20 



306 INDEX. [1907 

Fish and game: 

hares protected 35 

hatchery at Laconia, appropriation for 147 

lake trout protected 36 

landlocked salmon protected 36 

muskellonge protected 37 

non-resident hunters, licensing of 37 

partridge protected 36 

pickerel protected 37, 140 

pike protected 37, 140 

pike perch protected 36 

plover protected 36, 53 

quail protected 36 

rabbits protected 35 

raceooas protected 35 

sandpipers protected 36 

setting snares for animals or birds, how punished 76 

shad protected 36 

smelts, taking in Exeter river regulated 115 

taking in Hampton river regulatevl 133 

snipe protected 36 

teal protected 36 

trout protected in Bear Brook pond 52 

Big Millslield pond 52 

Bragg pond 52 

Carter Notch ponds and tributaries 64 

Ellis river and tributaries 64 

Greenough ponds 52 

Saco river, east and west branches 64 

Wildcat river and tributaries 64 

white fish protected 36 

white perch protected 36 

wood ducks protected 53 

woodcock protected . . .• 36 

yellow-legs protected 36 

Pitzpatrick, Martin W., appropriation in favor of 160 

Floyd, Charles M., appropriation in favor of 148 

Foreign fruits may not be peddled as ' ' provisions " 112 

Foster, George J. & Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Franklin Club of Dover, N. H., charter of 205 

Fraternal Helping Society, in the Name of the Prince Witold of 
Lithuania, under the Protection of the Mother of God of Szydlov, 

charter of 211 

Free railroad pass law 79, SO 

Gage, J. E., appropriation in favor of 160 

Gallagher, John F., appropriation in favor of 161 

Giguerre, William F., appropriation in favor of 161 . 

Gilford authorized to maintain public wharves on Lakes Winnipesau- 

kee, Winnisquam, Paugus, and Opechee 289 

Glick, E. L., appropriation in favor of 160 



1907] INDEX. 307 

Goflf's Falls, Litchfield & Hudson Street Eailway Co., change of loca- 
tion authorized 1^1 

name changed to Manchester and Nashua Street Kailway 190 

Goodman, W. P., appropriation in favor of 160 

Gordon Pond Railroad Co., charter of 265 

Governor, salary of 92 

to appoint tax commission 93 

to contract for railroad transportation of certain officials. 79 
to select design, etc., for silver service for battleship New 

Hampshire 149 

Governor and council, appropriation for contingent expenses of 160 

may convey discontinued state highway 59 

may employ state agent for suppression of 

brown-tail moths, etc 143 

to arrange for Jamestown exhibit 13 

to contract for construction of Concord armory 162 

for purchase of Nashua armory. . . 162 
to expend fund for suppression of brown-tail 

moths, etc 146 

to fix route of Merrimack Valley road 137 

to furnish specifications and award contracts 

for permanent highway improvements 57 

Governor's Island bridge, proceedings for removal or reconstruction 

authorized 153 

Grafton county, judicial districts established 28 

salary of register of probate 57 

sheriff 18 

terms of superior court 28, 55 

Grand Army of Republic insignia, unauthorized use prohibited 62 

Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars, name 
changed to Grand Lodge of the International Order of Good Tem- 
plars 209 

Granite State Dairymen's Association, appropriation in favor of 149 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation in favor of 148 

Granite State Fire Insurance Co., charter amended 190 

Granite State Savings Bank, charter amended 177 

Gray squirrels protected 35, 77 

Grayling protected 37 

Greenleaf, Charles H., appropriation in favor of 148 

Gregory, Edward C, homestead severed from Newbury ' school district 

No. 3 and annexed to Bradford school district No. 12 279 

Grouse protected 36 

Guardian accountable for securities received as for real estate 20 

certain accounts allowed without personal attendance 33 

investments in stocks and bonds limited 20 

testator may nominate by will 53 

Gypsy moth, suppression of 143-146 

Hackmen, etc., defrauding of, how punished 14 

Haggett, "William M., appropriations in favor of 160, 161 



308 INDEX. [1907 

Hall Edwin T. W., homestead severed from town school district of 

Concord and annexed to Union school district 276 

Hampstead and Haverhill Street Railway Co., charter of 256 

Hampton beach, vendors on to be licensed 32 

Hancock, water-works authorized 217 

Hares protected 35 

Hartland Falls Co., charter of 239 

Haverhill, town-meeting legalized 239 

Health officers, abatement of privy nuisance by 106 

Highway, loose stones, when to be removed 134 

removal of danger signal from, how punished 22 

Highways, appropriations for: 

Bethlehem new road 158 

Effingham and Ossipee Center road 158 

Pinkham Notch road in Jackson 158 

Springfield town road 158 

Warren and Woodstock road 158 

Highways, permanent improvement of 57-59, 137 

certain improvements chargeable to 159 

contracts, how awarded 57 

fiscal year appropriations end with calendar year 58 

governor and council to furnish specifications for work. . . 57 

Merrimack Valley road authorized 137 

Hillsborough Bridge special school district, boundary changed 260 

Hillsborough county, deputy register of probate provided 90 

salary of treasurer 42 

History of New Hampshire War Surgeons, purchase authorized 154 

Hogs, taxation of 14 

Horan, Timothy F., appropriation in favor of 161 

Horton, George E., appropriations in favor of 160, 161 

Huggins Hospital of the Town of Wolfeboro, charter of 23? 

Hurd, Leon, appropriation in favor of 160 

Huse, Irene A., appropriation in favor of 160 

Huse, Merritt C, appropriation in favor of 146 

Ice to be weighed when delivered 22 

Ice cream, manufacture and sale of adulterated product prohibited... 74 

Ideal Stamp Co., appropriation in favor of 161 

Indigent insane, support at State Hospital 107 

Industrial School, appropriation for 161 

expense of board and instruction, how paid 133 

Infants, abandonment of, how punished 5 

accessory, how punished 6 

Inheritance tax. See Collateral legacies. 
Insurance : 

agents of foreign companies to be licensed residents 91 

discriminations, rebates, etc., prohibited 110 

fees to be paid by foreign companies 114 

life policy to contain entire contract 109 

prerequisites of foreign companies for license 17 

required capital of foreign companies 38 



1907] INDEX. 309 

Insurance : 

solicitor of insurance agent of insurer 107 

use of funds for political purposes prohibited 108 

Intoxicating liquor : 

railroad restaurants may serve food during inhibited hours 130 

recount of license vote, how obtained 128 

transfer of license to another person 129 

Intoxication and drinking in railroad cars, etc., how punished 118 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Jamestown exposition, appropriation for 13 

state exhibit authorized 13 

Janelle, Omer, appropriation in favor of 161 

Jenks, Walter L. & Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Junk dealers, how licensed 74 

location may be limited by ordinance 75 

violations of junkdealers ' act, how punished 75 

Jurors, compensation of 78 

Juvenile offenders, care and control of 120-124 

Keene Academy, charter amended 219 

Keene Electric Eailway Co., charter extended 230 

Kemp brook, pollution by sawdust, etc., prohibited 40 

Kenney, Owen, 2d, appropriation in favor of 161 

King's Daughters Benevolent Association, exemption from taxation.. 198 

Knight, Charles E., appropriation in favor of widow 152 

Labor, hours for women, etc., regulated 95 

Laconia authorized to maintain public wharves on Lakes Winnipesau- 

kee, Winnisquam, Paugus, and Opechee 289 

Laconia Home for the Aged, charter of 231 

Laconia Hospital Association, voluntary agreement revived and con- 
tinued 253 

Laconia Power Co., capital stock increased 173 

name changed to Laconia Light and Power Co. . 173 

Lake trout protected 36 

protection in Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam lakes 36 

Landaff, payment of money to school district authorized 183 

Landlocked salmon protected 36 

protection in Winnipesaukee and Winnisquam 

lakes 36 

Law, John K., appropriation in favor of 159 

Lebanon Center village fire precinct, issues of bonds authorized ISO, 241 

may acquire real estate in 

Plainfield 241 

Lebanon high school district, issue of bonds authorized 181 

prior acts ratified 181 

License of foreign joint-stock insurance companies 17 

of liquor dealers. See Intoxicating liquor. 

of vendors upon Hampton beach 32 



310 INDEX. [1907 

Liquor license, recount of vote upon, how obtained 128 

Lisbon, consolidation of school districts 203 

Littleton, issue of bonds authorized 186 

town debt, how computed 186 

Littleton village district, change of interest rate on existing bonds . . . 249 

district debt, how computed 248 

exemption from statutory debt limit 248 

issue of bonds authorized 248 

Londonderry, loan of ancient town records authorized 206 

Loughlin, James, appropriation in favor of 15 

Manchester, chief engineer provided for 243 

office of city engineer abolished 243 

salary of mayor 191 

Manchester Street Railway, physical connections authorized 213 

Marriages of minors regulated 81 

Mason to elect representative in 1910 18 

Mason school district may contract for high school tuition 117 

May 13, 1907, a legal holiday 65 

Medical referees, deputy may serve legal process 95 

number for each county 98 

Meredith, Pitehwood island annexed to 255 

Meredith & Ossipee Valley Railroad Co., charter extended 204 

Merrimack county, deputy register of probate provided 90 

salaiy of solicitor 44 

Merrimack Valley road authorized 137 

Messer, Jennie M., homestead severed from Newbury school district 

No. 3 and annexed to Bradford school district No. 12 279 

Methodist Episcopal Church in Bank Village, New Ipswich, sale of 

property authorized 179 

Militia. See New Hampshire National Guard. 

Milk cans, use of when uncleansed prohibited 77 

Miller Park road made state highway 104 

Milton, G. S. & Co., appropriation in favor of . 160 

Minors, marriages of regulated 81 

Monitor & Statesman Co., approf)riation in favor of 161 

Morrison, Adelaide A., appropriation in favor of 160 

Mount Crescent Water Co., charter of 222 

Murder trial, respondent to have counsel assigned, etc 135 

Murphy, John F., appropriation in favor of 161 

Muskellonge protected 37 

N. H. Woman's Humane Society, charter of 242 

Namascom Tribe, No. 36, Lnproved Order of Red Men, of Lebanon, 

N. H., charter of 255 

Names changed by probate courts 163-166 

by superior court 166, 167 

Austin Academy, to Austin-Cate Academy 275 

Concord Safe Deposit & Trust Co., to Concord Trust Co 175 

Concord school district No. 20, to Penacook school district 288 



1907] INDEX. 311 

Names changed: 

Derry and Goff's Falls Street Railway Co., to Manchester and 

Derry Street Railway 264 

Goff's Falls, Litchfield & Hudson Street Railway Co., to Manches- 
ter and Nashua Street Railway 190 

Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Good Templars, to 

Grand Lodge of the International Order of Good Templars. . . . 209 

Laconia Power Co., to Laconia Light and Power Co 173 

New Hampshire Fire Underwriters Association, to Underwriters 

Fire Insurance Co 268 

Whitefield Bank & Trust Co., to Whitefield Savings Bank & Trust 

Co 174 

Nashua, appropriation for purchase of armory in 162 

salary of mayor 250 

Nashua & Acton Railroad, charter of 207 

Nashua and HoUis Electric Railroad Co., route changed 198 

National League, of Manchester, N. H., charter of 212 

Nelson, Howard O., appropriation in favor of 159 

New England Sheep Co., farm severed from Farmington school dis- 
trict and annexed to New Durham school district 254 

Newfields, selectmen may convey interest in Stratham and Newmar- 
ket bridge to Rockingham county 220 

Newfound lake, appropriation for fish screen 147 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture, appropriation for 150 

New Hampshire Fire Insurance Co., capital stock increased 173 

New Hampshire Fire Underwriters Association, name changed to 

Underwriters Fire Insurance Co 268 

New Hampshire Genealogical Society, town reports, college catalogues, 

etc., to be furnished to 40 

New Hampshire Lumbermen's Association, charter of 283 

New Hampshire National Guard, annual allowance to officers for uni- 
forms 138 

appropriation for armory in Con- 
cord 162 

appropriation for armory in Nashua 162 

battalion major and staff 86 

militia fines collectible in civil 

courts 78 

New Hampshire School for Feeble-minded Children, appropriations for 152, 155 

New Hampshire Soldiers ' Home, appropriation for 155 

New Hampshire State Hospital, appropriation for improvements, etc. . 60 
indigent insane, transfer and support 

of 107 

Newport and Sunapee Railway and Development Co., charter of 261 

North Conway and Mount Kearsarge Railroad, charter extended 230 

North Walpole created a voting precinct 289 

issue of bonds authorized 182 

Nurses, state registration of 50-52 

Parlor cars, taxation of 92 

Parsons, George W., appropriation in favor of 161 



312 INDEX. [1907 

Partridge protected 36 

Paugus brook exempted from sawdust law 55 

Paul, George M., appropriation in favor of 161 

Pawnbrokers not to accept loan from minor, etc 26 

required to issue loan tickets to borrowers 26 

Peace Conference Home for the Aged, charter of 284 

Pembroke school district, meeting and proceedings legalized 242 

People & Patriot Co., appropriation in favor of 161 

Physician from another state, how admitted to practice 21 

Pickerel protected 37, 140 

Pickering, Fred, appropriation in favor of 161 

Pike protected 37, 140 

Pike perch protected 36 

Pinkham Notch road, appropriation for 158 

Piscataqua Fire Insurance Co., charter of . . . 175 

Pitchwood island annexed to Meredith 255 

Plover protected 36, 53 

Policemen, pensioning of, for disability 88 

Political conventions, acceptance of railroad passes by delegates pro- 
hibited 80 

delegates and alternates, choice of 105 

roll of delegates, etc., how prepared and when usel 105 

unauthorized voting in, how punished 105 

Portsmouth, board of assessors established 194 

Power brakes on electric cars, when 112 

Privy nuisance, etc., health officers may abate 106 

Public Statutes amended, etc. : 

chapter 8, section 8, surplus state publications 97 

27, section 20, salaries of county commissioners 23 

40, section 5, town may act as trustee 72 

50, section 10, powers of city councils 33 

55, section 6, real estate of railroads, etc., how taxed.. 115 

55, section 7, taxation of sheep and hogs 14 

56, section 4, exemption of veteran soldiers 96 

61, section 8, purchaser at tax sale to notify mortgagee 116 

65, section 4, return of treasurers of savings banks... 101 

65, section 5, taxation of savings banks 102 

87, section 2, recognizance in bastardy proceeding.... 56 

108, section 8, buildings in cities, etc., to have sewers. . 106 

108, section 11, health officers may abate privy nuisance. . 106 

124, section 1, junkdealers to be licensed 74 

124, section 4, dealing in junk without license, penalty. 75 

147, section 6, stock of voluntary corporations limited. 131 

150, section 18, report of secretary of state 99 

160, section 8, disorderly conduct on railroad train 118 

160, section 29, appointment of railroad police 119 

169, section 2, license of foreign insurance companies.. 17,38 

169, section 7, insurance agents to be licensed residents 91 
169, section 13, fees to be paid by foreign insurance 

companies 114 



1907] INDEX. 313 

Public Statutes amended, etc.: 

chapter 174, section 4, age of consent 82 

176, section 4, allowance to wife in divorce proceeding. 31 

180, section 14, hours of labor for women, etc 95 

188, section 13, bond of residuary legatee 89 

188, section 14, executor exempt from bond, when 89 

212, service of process 95 

266, section 30, wilful injury of buoys 24 

273, section 10, unauthorized use of G-. A. E. badge 62 

284, section 24, primary liability for support at Industrial 

School 133 

284, section 25, ultimate liability for support at Indus- 
trial School 133 

286, section 1, salary of governor 92 

286, section 15, salaries of registers of probate 19 

286, section 17, salaries of county solicitors 15, 44, 54 

286, section 18, salaries of sheriffs 16, 18, 39 

286, section 19, salaries of county treasurers 42 

287, section 16, fees of sheriffs 62 

287, section 21, compensation of jurors 78 

Public weigher act, towns may reject certain provisions 21 

Pure food law 45-49 

Pythian Club of Nashua, N. H., charter of 259 

Quail protected 36 

Eabbits protected 35 

Eaccoons protected 35 

Eailroad, intoxication and drinking in ears, etc., how punished 118 

issuance of free passes to certain persons prohibited 79,80 

Eailroad Commissioners may regulate charges of express companies... 100 

Eailroad police, employees of electric lines may be 119 

Eainville, George A., appropriation in favor of 159 

Eand, Henry E., appropriation in favor of 161 

Eeports of state ofScials, when to close 99 

Eepublican State Committee, appropriation in favor of 160 

Eichardson, Loren S., appropriation in favor of 160 

Eobins, Joseph E., appropriation in favor of 159 

Eobinson, Harry A., appropriation in favor of 159 

Eockingham county, deputy register of probate provided 90 

purchase of Stratham and Newmarket bridge 

authorized 220 

Eocky Branch Elver Eailroad Co., charter of 210 

Eollinsford school district may contract for high-school tuition 117 

Eoxbury exempted from assessment of school tax 176 

may contract for tuition of children 176 

Eoyal commissions, charters, etc., appropriation for editing 156 

Eussian-Japanese gift, exemption of fund from taxation 101 

trustees established for fund 100 

Eyegate Paper Co., capital stock increased 169 



314 INDEX. [1907 

Salary of county commissioners -. 23 

deputy registers of probate 91 

governor 92 

judge of probate for Cheshire county 19 

mayor of Manchester 191 

Nashua 250 

register of probate for Carroll county 19 

Grafton county 57 

sheriff of Cheshire county. 39 

Grafton county 18 

Coos county 16 

solicitor of Merrimack county 44 

Cheshire county 15 

Coos county 53 

treasurer of Hillsborough county 42 

Salem, abatement of state and county taxes 244 

issue of bonds authorized 180 

Sanborn, Lizzie H., appropriation in favor of 160 

Sandpipers protected 36 

Sandwich Notch road made state highway 104 

Savings banks, annual returns of treasurers, when made and what to 

contain 101 

investments in municipal and street railway securities 29 

notes of manufacturing companies 66 

notes of parlor car and sleeping car companies ... 66 

notes of railroad companies 65 

limitation of deposits not applicable to certain funds 118 

" sa^^ngs bank ' ' defined; who may use name , 111 

savings-bank business, who may conduct Ill 

tax, on what and when payable 102 

unauthorized banking may be enjoined Ill 

Schools, equalization of privileges, appropriation for 113 

election day not school holiday 15 

Second Advent Church and Society of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, 

charter of 183 

Secretary of state, annual report of 99 

Sentinel Printing Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Session laws amended, etc.: 

1827, chapter 21, section 2, Cocheco Manufacturing Co 200 

1831, chapter 9, Trustees of the New Hampshire and Vermont 

Methodist Annual Conference 178 

1877, chapter 174, Trustees of the Home for Indigent Women... 174 
1879, chapter 109, section 1, Grand Lodge of the Independent 

Order of Good Templars 209 

1883, chapter 223, section 1, salary of mayor of Manchester 191 

1887, chapter 217, section 1, New Hampshire Fire Underwriters 

Association 268 

223, Lebanon fire precinct water-works 241 

1889, chapter 40, section 3, salaries of registers of probate... 57 

281, section 1, Crystal Lake Water Co 269 

1891, chapter 60, section 16, damage by dogs, remedy, etc 103 



1907] INDEX. 315 

Session laws amended, etc.: 

1893, chapter 264, Manchester street and park comniission 243 

1895, chapter 59, section 39, battalion major and staff 86 

238, section 3, Manchester Street Eailway 213 

1897, chapter 63, section 14, licensing of physicians 21 

76, section 9, hawkers and peddlers 43 

192, Granite State Savings Bank 177 

1899, chapter 11, election day a holiday 15 

168, Portsmouth city charter 194 

1901, chapter 24, superior court for Grafton county 28 

79, section 5, closing of waters against fishing. . 35 

79, section 8, special game detectives 35 

79, section 12, disposition of fines 35 

79, section 16, killing of deer regulated 131 

79, section 24, gray squirrels, etc., protected. ... 35 

79, section 25, hares and rabbits protected 35 

79, section 27, setting of snares or traps 75 

79, section 30, transportation of deer 35 

79, section 39, plover protected 35 

79, section 40, woodcock, etc., protected 36 

79, section 41, beach birds protected 36 

79, section 54, lake trout, etc., protected 36 

79, section 57, pike perch, etc., protected 36 

79, section 59, pickerel, etc., protected 37 

83, trust funds held by towns 72 

103, section 2, election of representatives IS 

104, section 1, rights of respondent charged with 
murder 135 

114, section 1, savings bank investments 29,65,66 

234, section 5, police force of Somersworth 216 

1903, chapter 34, superior court for Grafton county 28 

75, section 1, loose stones in highway 134 

95, section 12, transfer of liquor licenses 129 

95, section 17, licensed sale of liquor regulated.. 130 

95, section 31, adoption of liquor license law. . . . 128 

112, Hillsborough county commissioners 23 

134, section 2, number of medical referees 98 

225, section 3, compensation of Berlin city officers 196 
249, section 1, Nashua and Hollis Electric Eail- 

road Co '. 198 

286, section 6, Warren Water & Light Co 282 

306, section 2, powers of Connecticut River Power 

Co 233 

306, section 3, charges by company to municipality 234 

306, section 4, assessment of flowage damages... 235 

306, section 5, capital stock 238 

306, section 10, consolidation authorized 238 

306, section 11, time for building dam limited.... 237 

1905, chapter 35. section 7, improved highways, contracts, etc., 57 
35, section 9, taking of land, etc., for highway 

improvement 59 



316 INDEX. [1907 

Session laws amended, etc. : 

1905, chapter 35, section 10, highway appropriations, etc 58 

38, section 1, licensing of non-resident hunters. . 37 

40, section 1, what legacies, etc., taxable 66 

40, section 2, taxation of estates in remainder. . 67 
40, section 9, inventories, etc., when estate taxa- 

able 67 

40, section 10, inventory, etc., to be sent to 

state treasurer 68 

40, section 12, legacy tax refunded, when 69 

40, section 13, valuation of estate for taxation... 69 

40, section 14, jurisdiction of probate courts... 70 

40, section 17, action for recovery of tax 70 

40, section 19, delivery of assets to foreign admin- 
istrator 85 

40, section 20, state treasurer party to petition by 

foreign administrator 70 

40, section 22, expenses under legacy tax law... 136 

43, section 1, attachment of bulky articles 42 

60, section 1, number of medical referees 98 

73, sawdust in Swift river 44 

76, junkdealers, how licensed 75 

93, section 10, caucus act, where iu force 141 

102, hours of labor for women, etc 95 

156, section 1, Claremont school district bonds. . 267 
178, section 1, Nashua and Hollis Electric Eail- 

road Co 199 

1907, chapter 28, section 6, terms of court for Grafton 

county 55 

Sewers, buildings in compact part of town to have 106 

' ' public sewer ' ' defined 106 

Shad protected 36 

Shattuck, Charles C, approjiriation in favor of 153 

Shea, Michael F., appropriation in favor of 161 

Sheep, taxation of 14 

Sheriff, fees of for copies, etc 62 

Silver stream, appropriation for turning into Success pond 157 

Sisters of Mercy, property in Nashua exempted from taxation 229 

Sleeping cars, taxation of 92 

Smelts, taking in Exeter river regulate! 115 

taking in Hampton river regulated 133 

Smith Premier Typewriter Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Snares, setting of, for animals and birds prohibitdl 76 

Snipe protected 36 

Soldier 's widow exempt from peddler 's license fee 43 

exempt from taxation, when 96 

Somersworth, compensation of police 216 

Spalding, Harry W., appropriation in favor of 160 

Springfield town road, appropriation for 158 

St. Joseph Hospital, in Nashua, exempted from taxation 228 

St. Joseph Orphanage, in Nashua, exempted from taxation 229 



1907] INDEX. 317 

Standing trees, how conveyed, attached, and levied upon 27 

State board of health to make rules for carrying out pure food law. . 48 

to report violations of pure food law 48 

State highways, Bethlehem road made part of system 159 

governor and council may convey after discontinuance 59 

Miller Park road part of system 104 

Sandwich Notch road part of system 104 

to be kept open in winter by towns and counties 58 

State library, sale of surplus publications by 97 

State loan of $150,000 authorized 60 

State prison, appropriation for change of clothing 49 

improvem.ents and repairs 49 

library 49 

salary of chaplain 49 

insufBciency in income, how met 49 

State Security Life and Accident Co., charter amended 285 

State tax, apportionment of 6 

for 1908 and 1909 139 

State treasurer, action by, to recover legacy tax 70 

may compromise legacy tax if bequest contingent... 71 
if life tenant has power 

of appointment 71 

may employ counsel and clerks in legacy tax matters 136 

party to petition by foreign administrator 70 

to have copies of certain wills, inventories, etc 68 

to issue New Hampshire State Hospital bonds 60 

Stratham, selectmen may convey interest in Stratham and Newmarket 

bridge to Eockingham county 220 

Street .railways, cars to be equipped with power brakes, when 112 

employees may be made railroad police 119 

• may make special rates for school children 132 

Success pond, appropriation for screening outlet 157 

Superior court, change of venue by 134 

terms for Grafton county 28, 55 

Swain, Charles H. & Co., appropriation in favor of 161 

Swift river, pollution by sawdust, etc., prohibited 44 

Taxation of certain real estate of telegraph and telephone companies 115 

of express companies 82-85 

of inheritances. See Collateral legacies. 

of savings banks 102 

of sheep and hogs 14 

of sleeping, dining, and parlor cars 92 

Tax commission provided for 93 

Tax exemptions: 

bonds of town, city, etc., when held by citizens thereof 54 

Charlestown may exempt its water bonds 178 

King's Daughters Benevolent Association of Nashua 198 

New Hampshire State Hospital bonds, when held by savings banks 

or residents 61 

North Walpole may exempt its bonds 182 



318 INDEX. [1907 

Tax exemptions: 

Eussian-Japanese gift fund 101 

Salem may exempt its bonds 180 

Sisters of Mercy, property in Nashua 229 

St. Joseph Hospital, in Nashua 228 

St. Joseph Orphanage, in Nashua 229 

veterans of civil war, their wives and widows 96 

Whitefield may exempt I. 0. O. F^ corporation 266 

Young Woman 's Christian Association of Nashua 204 

Tax sale, purchaser to notify mortgagees 116 

Teal protected 36 

Telegraph companies, how taxed on real estate not used in ordinary 

business 115 

Telegraph Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Telephone companies, how taxed on real estate not used in ordinary 

business 115 

Thayer, "William E., appropriation in favor of 159 

Thorp, L. Ashton, appropriation in favor of . . . 160 

Times Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 160 

Towns may by vote construct and maintain water-works 124-127 

may exempt their bonds from taxation when held by their citi- 
zens 54 

may hold gifts for cemeteries, when 72 

may incur debts for temporary loans 23 

may pension firemen, policemen, and constables 88 

may regulate digging of clams. . ' 87 

may reject certain provisions of public weigher act 21 

remedy against, for damage by dogs 103 

to co-operate with state in suppression of brown-tail moths, etc. 143 

to send annual reports to New Hampshire Genealogical Society 40 

Trout protected in Bear Brook pond 52 

Big Millsfield pon 1 52 

Bragg pond 52 

Carter Notch ponds and tributaries 64 

Ellis river and tributaries 64 

Greenough ponds 52 

Saeo river, east and west branches 64 

Wildcat river and tributaries 64 

Trustee accountable for securities as for real estate 20 

certain accounts allowed without personal attendance 33 

investments in stocks and bonds limited 20 

Trustees of the Home for Indigent Women, charter amended 174- 

Trustees of the New Hampshire Conference of the Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, charter amended 178 

Tuttle & Burroughs, appropriation in favor of 161 

Tyler, Arthur A., appropriation in favor of 160 

Union Casualty Co., charter of 247 

Union Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 160 



1907] INDEX. 319 

Venue, change of, by superior court 134 

Veterans of civil war, their wives and widows, when exempted from 

taxation ^^ 

Village districts, etc., appropriations by, how made 117 

Voluntary corporations, capital stock limited \. 131 

Walker. William W., appropriation in favor of 161 

Walpole school district may contract for high-school tuition 117 

Ward, Walter J. A., appropriation in favor of 159 

Warren and Woodstock road, appropriation for 158 

Warren Water & Light Co., charter amended 282 

Water-works, construction and maintenance by towns 124-127 

Westmoreland, town-meeting legalized 276 

Weston, William H., appropriation in favor of 159 

Wethern, Mrs. H. D., appropriation in favor of 160 

White, B. C, appropriation in favor of 160 

White fish protected 36 

White perch protected 36 

Whitefield may exempt I. O. 0. F. corporation from taxation 266 

Whitefield Bank & Trust Co., name changed to Whitefield Savings 

Bank & Trust Co 174 

Willey, Frank A., appropriation in favor of 159 

Wilson, Jesse S., appropriation in favor of 146 

Wolfeboro, spelling of town name established 16 

Wolfeboro school-district meeting legalized 266 

Wo9d ducks protected 53 

Woodcock protected 36 

Woodsville Aqueduct Co., capital stock increased 184 

Wrinkles, taking by non-residents regulated 114 

YELLdAV-LEGs protected 36 

Young, Charles H., appropriation in favor of 161 

Young, Harrie M., appropriation in favor of 160 

Young, John, apprf)priation in favor of 146 

Young Woman's Christian Association of Nashua, exemption from 

taxation 204 






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