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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1915 



LEGISLATURE CONVE'NED JANUARY 6. ADJOURNED APRIL 21 







CONCORD, N. H. 
1915 



LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1915 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 6, ADJOURNED APRIL 21 




CONCORD, N. H. 
1915 



WW 



Printed by Ira C. Evans Co., Concord 
Bound by the Cragg Bindery, Concord 



STATE OFFICERS. 



Governor , .ROLLAND H. SPAULDING. 

JAMES B. WALLACE, 
JOHN SCAMMON, 

Councilors ( JOHN B. CAVANAUGH, 

FRANK HUNTRESS, 
( SOLON A. CARTER. 

President of the Senate GEORGE I. HASELTON. 

Speaker of the House of Repre- 
sentatives OLIN H. CHASE. 

Clerk of the Senate EARLE C. GORDON. 

Clerk of the House of Representa- 
tives HARRIE M. YOUNG. 



Adjutant-General CHARLES W. HOWARD. 

Agriculture, Commissioner of ANDREW L. FELKER. 

... ( GEORGE A. TENNEY, 
Arbitration and Conctkation, j -pj^^js^^jg j HURLEY, 

State Board of j j^^^ ^ ^^AL. 

[ JAMES 0. LYFORD, 
Bank Commissioners, Board of. ) FREDERIC S. NUTTING, 

I GUY H. CUTTER. 
Charities and Correction, Secre- 
tary of State Board of WILLIAM J. AHERN. 

( HENRY W. KEYES, 
Excise Commissioners, Board of \ FRANK W. ORDWAY, 

( ROBERT JACKSON. 

Fish and Game Commissioner FRANK J. BEAL. 

Forester, State EDGAR C. HIRST. 

I JASON E. TOLLES, 

Farestry Commission <^ W. ROBINSON BROWN, 

I GEORGE B. LEIGHTON. 
Health, Secretary of State Board of mwrnO^ A. WATSON. 
Highways, Acting Superintendent 

of,,,' FREDERIC E. EVERETT. 

JAMES E. FRENCH, 
STILLMAN H. BAKER, 
LYFORD A. MERROW, 
JOHN G. M. GLESSNER, 
Institutions, Board of Trustees WILLIAM E. LAWRENCE, 

of State i ALBERT J. PRECOURT, 

ABRAM W. MITCHELL, 
GEORGE H. WARREN, 
JOHN J. 15R0PHY, 
I WILLIAM H. MOSES. 



4 State Officers. 

Insurance Commissioner ROBERT J. MERRILL. 

Labor Commissioner JOHN S. B. DAA^E. 

Librarian, mate ARTHUR H. CHASE. 

Public Instruction, Superintendent 

of HENRY C. MORRISON. 



( GEORGE H. WHITCHER, 



Deputies \ HARRY A. BROWN, 

[ HARRIET L. HUNTRESS. 
FRANK BATTLES, 
GUY H. CUTTER, 
Public Printing Commission. . . { HOB ART PILLSBURY, 

ARTHUR L. WILLIS. 



[ EDWARD C. NILES, 
Public Service Commission .... ^ THOMAS W. D. WORTHEN, 

[ WILLIAM T. GUNNISON. 

Purchasing Agent .^ GEORGE W. FOWLER. 

Secretary of State EDWIN C. BEAN. 

Deputy HOBART PILLSBURY. 

f ALBERT 0. BROWN. 
Tax Commission, State ^ WILLIAM B. FELLOWS, 

1^ JOHN T. AMEY. 

Treasurer, State JOHN WESLEY PLUMMER. 

Deputy HENRY M. SHORT. 

SUPREME COURT. 

CJiicf Justice FRANK N. PARSONS. 

I REUBEN E. WALKER, 

. )JOHNE. YOUNG, 

Associate Justices - ROBERT J. PEASLEE, 

(WILLIAM A. PLUMMER. 

Attorney-General JAMES P. TUTTLE. 

Assistant JOSEPH S. MATTHEWS. 

Law Reporter JOHN H. RIEDELL. 

Clerk of the Supreme Court ARTHUR H. CHASE. 



SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Justice ROBERT G. PIKE. 

ROBERT N. CHAMBERLIN, 

. , r .■ 1 JOHN KIVEL, 

Associate Justices / OLIVER W. BRANCH, 

WILLIAM H. SAWYER. 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1915. 



CHAPTER I. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT 

OF PUBLIC TAXES. 



Section' 

1. New apportionment established. 



Section 

2. To continue until another apportion- 
ment. 



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

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



Rockinffham Countv, $106.69. 



Atkinson, eighty-seven cents 

Auburn, one dollar and seventy-two cents. 

BrentAvood, one dollar and six cents 

Candia, one dollar and sixty-one cents. . . . 
Chester, one dollar and seventy-two cents. 

Danville, seventy-one cents 

Deerfield, one dollar and sixty-eight cents. 



$0.87 
1.72 
1.06 
1.61 
1.72 
.71 
1.68 



Chapter l. 



1915 



Derry, nine dollars and fifty-three cents $9.53 

East Kingston, sixty-nine cents .69 

Epping, two dollars and seven cents 2.07 

Exeter, ten dollars and thirty-five cents 10.35 

Fremont, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Greenland, one dollar and twenty-six cents 1.26 

Harapstead, one dollar and twenty-two cents 1.22 

Hampton, four dollars and fifty-four cents 4.54 

Hampton Falls, one dollar and twenty-four cents 1.24 

Kensington, sixty-eight cents .68 

Kingston, one dollar and forty-seven cents 1.47 

Londonderry, two dollars and sixty-five cents 2.65 

Newcastle, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Newfields, sixty-five cents .65 

Newington, ninety-six cents .96 

Newmarket, four dollars and one cent 4.01 

Newton, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

North Hampton, two dollars and ninety-three cents .... 2.93 

North wood, one dollar and seventy-four cents 1.74 

Nottingham, one dollar and fifty-four cents 1.54 

Plaistow, one dollar and forty-seven cents 1.47 

Portsmouth, twenty-nine dollars and ninety-eight cents 29.98 

Raymond, two dollars and fourteen cents 2.14 

Rye, three dollars and eighty-four cents 3.84 

Salem, four dollars and twenty-four cents 4.24 

Sandown, forty-nine cents .49 

Seabrook, ninety-five cents .95 

South Hampton, forty-six cents .46 

Stratham, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Windham, one dollar and sixty-nine cents 1.69 

Strafford County, $80.63. 

Barrington, one dollar and fifty-four cents $1.54 

Dover, thirty dollars and thirty-five cents 30.35 

Durham, one dollar and seventy-two cents 1.72 

Farmington, four dollars and fifty cents 4.50 

Lee, one dollar 1.00 

Madbury, eighty-seven cents .87 

Middleton, twenty-nine cents .29 

Milton, three dollars and seventy-five cents 3.75 

New Durham, eighty-nine cents .89 

Rochester, seventeen dollars and sixty-three cents 17.63 

Rollinsford, three dollars and fifty-two cents 3.52 

Somersworth, thirteen dollars and five cents 13.05 

Strafford, one dollar and fifty-two cents L52 



1915] 



Chapter 1. 



Belknap County, $50.33. 

Alton, three dollars and forty cents $3.40 

Barnstead, two dollars and seven cents 2.07 

Belmont, two dollars and twenty-six cents 2.26 

Center Harbor, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Gilford, two dollars and fifteen cents 2.15 

Gilraanton,-one dollar and fifty-one cents 1.51 

Laconia, twenty-three dollars and ninety-two cents. . . . 23.92 

Meredith, four dollars and thirty-one cents 4.31 

New Hampton, one dollar and forty-three cents 1.43 

Sanbornton, one dollar and ninety-four cents 1.94 

Tilton, Hve dollars and seventy-seven cents 5.77 

Carroll County, $36.00. 

Albany, eighty cents $0.80 

Bartlett, one dollar and seventy-five cents 1.75 

Brookfield, fifty-six cents .56 

Chatham, forty-four cents .44 

Conway, six dollars and thirty-five cents 6.35 

Eaton, forty-seven cents .47 

Effingham, ninety- four cents .94 

Freedom, eighty-two cents .82 

Hart's Location, twenty-five cents .25 

Jackson, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Madison, ninety-seven cents .97 

Moultonborough, three dollars and forty-two cents 3.42 

Ossipee, two dollars and seventy cents 2.70 

Sandwich, two dollars and seventy-three cents 2.73 

Tamworth, two dollars and fifty- four cents 2.54 

Tuftonboro, one dollar and forty-eight cents 1.48 

Wakefield, three dollars and twenty-one cents 3.21 

Wolfeboro, five dollars and thirty-six cents 5.36 

Hale's Location, two cents .02 

Merrimack County, $132.86. 

Allenstown^ two dollars and thirty-five cents $2.35 

Andover, two dollars and sixty cents 2.60 

Boscawen, two dollars and seventeen cents 2.17 

Bow, two dollars and fifty-one cents 2.51 

Bradford, two dollars and one cent 2.01 

Canterbur}^ one dollar and ninety-three cents 1.93 

Chichester, one dollar and forty^five cents 1.45 

Concord, sixty dollars and sixty-nine cents 60.69 

Danbury, one dollar and thirteen cents 1.13 

Dunbarton, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 



Chapter 1. [1915 

Epsom, one dollar and eighty-one cents $1.81 

Franklin, thirteen dollars and sixty-five cents 13.65 

Henniker, three dollars and seventeen cents 3.17 

Hill, one dollar and thirteen cents 1,13 

Hooksett, three dollars and twenty-nine cents 3.29 

Hopkinton, three dollars and seventy cents 3.70 

Loudon, two dollars and twenty-five cents 2.25 

Newbury, two dollars and thirty-three cents 2.33 

New London, two dollars and seventy-six cents 2.76 

Northfield, three dollars and twenty-one cents 3.21 

Pembroke, four dollars and eighty-three cents 4.83 

Pittsfield, four dollars and forty-two cents 4.42 

Salisbury, one dollar and four cents 1.04 

Sutton, one dollar and sixty cents 1.60 

Warner, three dollars and twenty-five cents 3.25 

Webster, one dollar and forty-six cents 1.46 

Wilmot, eight-nine cents .89 

Hillsborough County, $304.46. 

Amherst, three dollars and nineteen cents $3.19 

Antrim, two dollars and sixty-two cents 2.62 

Bedford, two dollars and seventy-eight cents 2.78 

Bennington, one dollar and ninety-four cents 1.94 

Brookline, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Deering, eight-three cents .83 

Francestown, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 

Goffstown, five dollars and thirty-five cents 5.35 

Greenfield, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Greenville, two dollars and twenty-one cents 2.21 

Hancock, one dollar and sixty cents 1.60 

Hillsborough, four dollars and forty-five cents 4.45 

Hollis, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 1.89 

Hudson, two dollars and sixty-four cents 2.64 

Litchfield, one dollar and five cents 1.05 

Lyndeborough, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Manchester, one hundred and eighty-two dollars and 

seven cents 182.07 

Mason, seventy-four cents .74 

Merrimack, three dollars and nineteen cents 3.19 

Milford, eight dollars and fourteen cents 8.14 

Mont Vernon, one dollar and twenty-six cents 1.26 

Nashua, fifty-three dollars and twelve cents 53.12 

New Boston, two dollars and seventy-one cents 2.71 

New Ipswich, two dollars and five cents 2.05 

Pelham, one dollar and sixty cents 1.60 



1915] * Chapter 1. 

Peterborough, six dollars and seventy-six cents $6.76 

Sharon, thirty-five cents .35 

Temple, sixty-one cents .61 

Weare, three dollars and eleven cents 3.11 

Wilton, three dollars and fifty-two cents 3.52 

Windsor, thirteen cents .13 

Cheshire County, $67.16. 

Alstead, one dollar and forty-three cents $1.43 

Chesterfield, one dollar and ninety-four cents 1.94 

Dublin, three dollars and forty-six cents 3.46 

Fitzwilliam, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 1.79 

Gilsum, fifty-six cents .56 

Harrisville, one dollar and thirty-one cents 1.31 

Hinsdale, four dollars and eighty-four cents 4.84 

Jaffrey, three dollars and eighty-nine cents 3.89 

Keene, twenty-three dollars and forty-nine cents 23.49 

Marlborough, one dollar and eighty-six cents 1.86 

Marlow, sixty-one cents .61 

Nelson, fifty-eight cents .58 

Richmond, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Rindge, one dollar and eighty-six cents 1.86 

Roxbury, twenty-nine cents. . . . .- .29 

Stoddard, sixty-seven cents .67 

Sullivan, fifty-two cents .52 

Surr}^, sixty cents .60 

Swanzey, two dollars and seventy-three cents 2.73 

Troy, two dollars and five cents 2.05 

Walpole, five dollars and ninety-six cents 5.96 

Westmoreland, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Winchester, four dollars and nineteen cents 4.19 

Sullivan County, $39.05. 

Ac worth, seventy-five cents $0.75 

Charlestown, two dollars and fifty-one cents 2.51 

Claremont, fifteen dollars and sixty-two cents 15.62 

Cornish, one dollar and ninety-two cents 1.92 

Croydon, eighty-seven cents .87 

Goshen, forty-five cents .45 

Grantham, fifty-six cents .56 

Langdon, fifty-two cents .52 

Lempster, fifty-eight cents ,58 

Newport, seven dollars and eighty-five cents 7.85 

Plainfield, one dollar and eighty-one cents 1.81 



10 - Chapter l. [1915 

Springfield, ninety-one cents $0.91 

Sunapee, three dollars and twenty-one cents 3.21 

Unity, seventy-one cents 71 

Washington, seventy-eight cents .78 

Gi-afton County, $98.71. 

Alexandria, eighty-five cents $0.85 

Ashland, two dollars and eight.v-five cents 2.85 

Bath, one dollar and eighty-three cents 1.83 

Benton, thirty-nine cents .39 

Bethlehem, three dollars and seventy-eight cents 3J8 

Bridgewater, sixty-nine cents .69 

Bristol, three dollars and thirty cents 3.30 

Campton, one dollar and seventy-six cents 1.76 

Canaan, two dollars and sixty-one cents 2.61 

Dorchester, fort.v-seven cents .47 

Easton, forty-nine cents .49 

Ellsworth, twenty-six cents .26 

Enfield, two dollars and seventy-four cents 2.74 

Franconia, two dollars and one cent 2.01 

Grafton, one dollar and forty-six cents 1.46 

Groton, fort.y cents .40 

Hanover, seven dollars and thirty-five cents 7.35 

Haverhill, six dollars and sixty-seven cents 6.67 

Hebron, fifty-six cents .56 

Holderness, two dollars aiid sixty-seven cents 2.67 

Landaff , ninety-four cents .94 

Lebanon, eleven dollars and thirty-nine cents 11.39 

Lincoln, nine dollars and sixty-six cents 9.66 

Lisbon, five dollars and nine cents 5.09 

Littleton, eight dollars and six cents 8.06 

Livermore, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Lyman, fifty-nine cents .59 

L.yme, one dollar and ninety-nine cents 1.99 

Monroe, ninety cents .90 

Orange, thirty-eight cents .38 

Orford, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Piermont, one dollar and twelve cents 1.12 

Plymouth, five dollars and twenty-six cents 5.26 

Rumney, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Thornton, seventy-eight cents .78 

Warren, one dollar and twenty cents 1.20 

Waterville, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Wentworth, one dollar and two cents 1.02 

Woodstock, one dollar and forty-one cents 1.41 



1915] Chapter 1. H 

Coos County, $74.73. 

Berlin, twenty-one dollars and nineteen cents $21.19 

Carroll, three dollars and sixty-seven cents 3.67 

Clarksville, one dollar and twenty-one cents 1.21 

Colebrook, four dollars and fourteen cents 4.14 

Columbia, one dollar and twenty-four cents 1.24 

Dalton, sixty-two cents .62 

Dummer, one dollar and five cents 1.05 

Errol, two dollars and three cents 2.03 

Gorhara, eight dollars and forty cents 8.40 

Jefferson, two dollars and six cents 2.06 

Lancaster, seven dollars and eleven cents 7.11 

Milan, two dollars and four cents 2.04 

Northumberland, two dollars and ninety-three cents . . , 2.93 

Pittsburg, six dollars and twenty-one cents 6.21 

Eandolph, fifty-three cents .53 

Shelburne, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Stark, one dollar and four cents 1.04 

Stewartstown, one dollar and fifty-five cents 1.55 

Stratford, two dollars and forty-eight cents 2.48 

Wentworth's Location, ninety-one cents .91 

"Whitefield, three dollars and thirteen cents 3.13 

Unincorporated Places in Coos County, $9.38. 

Bean's Grant, twenty-five cents $0.25 

Bean's Purchase, six cents .06 

Cambridge, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Chandler's Purchase, twelve cents .12 

Crawford's Purchase, twenty cents .20 

Cutt 's Grant, twelve cents .12 

Dixville, two dollars and sixty cents 2.60 

Dix's Grant, fort^^-one cents .41 

Erving's Grant, sixteen cents .16 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, thirty-two 

cents .32 

Hadley's Purchase, ten cents .10 

Kilkenny, seven cents .07 

Millsfield, seventy-two cents .72 

Odell, sixty-two cents .62 

Pinkham's Grant, two cents .02 

Sargent's Purchase, thirty-six cents .36 

Second College Grant, fifty-one cents .51 

Success, ninety-five cents .95 

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase, forty-one cents. . . . .41 



12 



Chapter 2. 



[1915 



To continue until 
another apportion- 
ment. 



Sect. 2. The same shall be the proportion of assessment of all 
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 11, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 2. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 147, LAWS OF 1907, RELATING TO 
THE SUPPRESSION OF THE GYPSY AND BROWN-TAIL MOTHS. 



Section 

1. Work subject to direction of governor 
and council. 



Section 

2. Suppression of other insect pests. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Work subject to SECTION 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 147, Laws of 1907, by 

direction of gov- , -i • j^ n i? • t j_- -, • • • i i ,. i n i 

ernor and council. Striking out all 01 Said scctioii and inserting m place thereof the fol- 
lowing: Sect. 2. The commissioner of agriculture and the dep- 
uty in charge of the suppression of the gypsy and brown-tail moths 
shall in all particulars, including the employment of assistants 
and the disbursement of necessar};- expenses, be subject to the di- 
rection and control of the governor and council, who may estab- 
lish such rules and regulations pertaining to said matters, and may 
enter into such arrangements for co-operating in said work with 
persons, corporations, municipalities, states, or governments, as 
they shall deem expedient. 

Sect. 2. Amend chapter 147, Laws of 1907, by inserting a new 
section to be known as section 12, as follows: Sect. 12. The com- 
missioner of agriculture and the deputy in charge of the suppres- 
sion of the gypsy and brown-tail moths are hereby authorized and 
empowered to undertake the suppression of any other insect, cater- 
pillar, or moth pest which, by reason of its prevalence in any sec- 
tion of this state, may be made, or by them declared to be, a public 
nuisance, and may take such means to suppress such nuisance 
under this act as may be done for the suppression of the gypsy or 
brown-tail moths. 

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



Suppression of 
other insect pests. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



1915] 



Chapter 3. 



13 



CHAPTER 3. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE LABELING OF WOOD ALCOHOL. 



Sectiox 

1. Sale of food, drink, etc., containing 

wood alcohol prohibited. 

2. Container to be labeled; form of 

label. 



Sectiox 

.3. Denatured alcohol to be labeled. 
4. Penalty for violation ; prior act 
pealed. 



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



Section 1. No person shall sell, offer for sale, deal in, or sup- saie of food, etc., 
ply, or have in his possession with intent to sell, offer for sale, give a?cohor'pfohibited. 
away, deal in, or supply, any article of food or drink, or any medi- 
cinal or toilet preparation or perfume intended for human use in- 
ternally or externally, which contains any wood naphtha, otherwise 
known as wood alcohol, or methyl alcohol, either crude or refined, 
under or by whatever name or trademark the same may be called 
or known. 

Sect. 2. No person shall sell, offer for sale, give away, deal in, Container, how 
or supply any wood naphtha, otherwise known as wood alcohol or 
methyl alcohol, either crude or refined, under or by whatever name 
or trademark the same may be called or known, unless the container 
in which the same is sold, offered for sale, given away, dealt in, or 
supplied shall bear a notice containing the following conspicuously 
printed or stenciled thereon, viz. : 

poison 
wood naphtha 

or WOOD ALCOHOL 

"Warning — It is unlawful to use this fluid in any article of food, 
beverage, or medicinal or toilet preparation for human use inter- 
nally or externally. 

Sect. 3. No persons shall sell or offer for sale any alcohol which Denatured alcohol 
has been denatured by the addition of wood or methyl alcohol, un- 
less the container in which the same is sold or offered for sale shall 
be conspicuously labeled in red with the words : Poison. Dena- 
tured Alcohol. 

Sect. 4. Whoever violates any provision of this act shall be J^naity; prior act 
punished by a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars, or by im- 
prisonment not exceeding thirty days, or both such fine and im- 
prisonment. Chapter 16, Laws of 1911, entitled "An act relating 
to the labeling of wood alcohol, ' ' is hereby repealed. 



repealed. 



[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



14 



Chapter 4. 



1915 



CHAPTER 4. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF GRADE CROSSINGS. 



Section 

1. Municipalities to maintain warnini 

signs. 

2. Signs, location of. 

3. Not required, when. 



Section 

4. Penalty for neglect. 

5. Unlawful removal, etc., how pun- 

ished. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Municipalities to 
maintain warning 
signs. 



Location of signs. 



Not required, 
when. 



Penalty for 
neglect. 



Unlawful removal, 
etc., penalty. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Every city and town shall, within six months from 
the passage of this act, place and thereafter maintain warning signs 
on every highway approaching a crossing at grade of such high- 
way and the tracks of a steam railroad, at a reasonable distance on 
each side of such crossing. 

Sect. 2. Such signs shall be of a design and color to be estab- 
lished by an order of the public service commission. They shall be 
pla(ied in conspicuous places beside the highway at a distance of 
not less than three hundred nor more than five hundred feet from 
the crossing, unless the public service commission, on petition of a 
city or town, shall in any particular ease approve of a diiferent dis- 
tance. They shall be placed at as nearly as possible an even 
number of hundreds of feet from the crossing, which number shall 
be stated on the signs. 

Sect. 3. If in the case of any crossing it appears that the plac- 
ing of such signs is impracticable or unnecessary, the public service 
commission, on petition of the city or town in which such crossing 
is situated, may release such city or town from the obligation of 
placing and maintaining such signs on the highways near such 
crossing. 

Sect. 4. If any town shall neglect for sixty days after the expi- 
ration of the six months prescribed in section 1 to comply with the 
requirements thereof, unless released therefrom by order of the 
public service commission, it shall forfeit one dollar for each day 
during which it shall neglect to place or maintain each sign re- 
quired by this act to be placed and maintained, such forfeiture to 
be recovered in an action of debt in the name and for the use of 
the state. 

Sect. 5. Any person who unlawfully removes, throws down, 
injures, or defaces any such sign shall be fined not exceeding ten 
dollars, for the use of the city or town placing and maintaining 
such sign. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 5, 6. 15 

CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF MUD POND IN THE TOWNS OF 
CANAAN AND ORANGE. 

Section I Section- 

1. Name changed to Mirror Lake. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court C07ivened: 

Section 1. That Mud pond iu the to"WTis of Canaan and Orange ^'ame changed, 
shall take the name of Mirror lake. 

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

^ ° passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF SPECTACLE POND IN THE TOWN OF 

NEWBURY. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed to Moiintainview lake. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The name of Spectacle pond in the town of New- Name changed. 
bury is hereby changed to, and the same shall hereafter be known 
and called, INIountainview lake. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



16 



Councilors in- 
eligible. 



Chapters 7, 8. 
CHAPTER 7. 



ri915 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL FROM 
BEING APPOINTED TO OTHER POSITIONS OF PROFIT OR EMOLUMENT. 

Sectiox 1. Councilors not eligible to appointive offices. 

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

Section 1. No member of the governor's council shall be elig- 
ible to appointment by the governor and council to any position of 
profit and emolument, except justice of the peace and notary pub- 
lic, during the term for which he was elected a councilor. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 8. 



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



Annual tax 
$750,000. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Sectiox 

1. Annual state tax of $750,000. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

of Section 1. The sum of seven hundred and fifty thousand dol- 

lars shall be raised annually for the use of the state, for the years 
1916 and 1917, and the state treasurer is hereby authorized and di- 
rected seasonably to issue his warrants to the selectmen of the sev- 
eral towns and places, and to the assessors of the several cities in 
the state, according to the apportionment of the public taxes made 
at the January session of the legislature in 1915, and the selectmen 
of such towns and places, and the assessors of such cities, are 
hereby directed to assess the sums specified in said warrants, and 
cause the same to be paid to said treasurer on or before the first 
day of December, 1916 and 1917, and the state treasurer is hereby 
authorized to issue his extent for all taxes which shall remain un- 
paid on the dates last mentioned. . 

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

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



1915] 



Chapters 9, 10. 



17 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 22, CHAPTER 157, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO RAILROAD CORPORATIONS AND PROPRIETORS OF RAIL- 
ROADS. 



Sectiox 

1. Nonresident treasurer to furnish 
copies of certain records. 



Section' 

2. Takes effect on pasage. 



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

Section 1. Section 22, chapter 157, of the Public Statutes, is Non-resident treas- 
hereby amended b.y striking out the words "forty-eight" and in- certain copies, 
serting in place thereof the words forty-nine, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 22. In such case, the 
treasurer shall furnish to the assistant treasurer a true copy of his 
records made in compliance with the provisions of section twelve 
of chapter one hundred and forty-nine of the Public Statutes, and 
of all entries made therein, forthwith after they are made ; and the 
assistant treasurer shall enter such copies in books provided for 
the purpose, and shall keep the same in his office. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTEPv 10. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 16, CHAPTER 150, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO ANNUAL RETURNS OF CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Certain corporations to make annual 
return. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend chapter 150 of the Public Statutes, as Certain corpora- 
amended by chapter 159 of the Laws of 1911, by striking out all S return. ^ ^''' 
of section 16 of said chapter 150 as so amended, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: Sect. 16. Every such corporation, 
except insurance companies, railroad corporations and public util- 



IS 



Chapter H. 



1915 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



itj^ corporations making annual returns to the public service com- 
mission, banks, and loan and building associations, shall annually 
on or before March 1 of each year make a return in writing, signed 
by and under oath of its treasurer and a majority of its directors, 
to the secretary of state and to the clerk of the town in which its 
principal business is carried on, if in this state, of the amount of 
all assessments voted by the corporation and actually paid in, the 
amount of all debts due to and from the corporation, and the value 
of all the property and assets of the corporation, so far as the same 
can be ascertained, as existing on the first day of January ; and if 
any such corporation shall fail so to do, the treasurer and directors 
shall be individually liable for all debts and contracts of the corpo- 
ration then existing, or which shall be contracted until the return 
is made. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING A TRUSTEE OF AN ESTATE WITH THE APPROVAL OP 
THE JUDGE OF PROBATE, TO MORTGAGE OR LEASE REAL ESTATE AND 
TO PURCHASE FRACTIONAL PARTS OP REAL ESTATE. 



Section 

1. Mortgage of realty authorized. 

2. Lease of realty authorized. 



Section 

3. Purchase of realty authorized. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Mortgage author- SECTION 1. The judgc of probatc, upon petition of a trustee of 
"*^" an estate and after due notice and hearing thereon, if it appears 

necessary or expedient, may authorize such trustee to mortgage 
any real estate belonging to the trust estate. The petition shall 
set forth a description of the real estate to be mortgaged, the 
amount of money necessary to be raised, and the purposes for 
which such money is required, and the decree of the court upon 
such petition sliall fix the amount for which the mortgage may 
be given. 
Lease authorized. Sect. 2. The judge of probate, upon petition of a trustee of 
an estate setting forth a description of the property and after due 
notice and hearing thereon, if it appears necessary or expedient, 



1915] Chapter 12. 19 

may authorize such trustee to lease any of the real estate belong- 
ing to the trust estate for such term of years, at such rental, and 
on such conditions as the judge may in his decree direct. 

Sect. 3. The judge of probate, when a trust estate is seized Purchase of frac- 
of an undivided fractional part of real estate, upon petition of a realty authorized, 
trustee of such estate and after due notice and hearing thereon, 
may authorize the trustee to purchase any other undivided frac- 
tional part of such real estate when it will be conducive to the 
interests of the trust estate to do so ; and when the trustee shall 
be so authorized and licensed by the judge, he may make the pur- 
chase and use the funds of the trust estate to pay the purchase 
money. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 24, CHAPTER 166, LAWS OP 1911, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 128, LAWS OF 1909, 
ENTITLED 'aN ACT TO IMPROVE THE STATE SYSTEM OF FOREST PRO- 
TECTION '. " 

Section I Section' 

1. Co-operative lookout stations. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 24, chapter 166, Laws of 1911, by Co-operative look- 
adding at the end thereof the following : The state forester may 
co-operate with the forestry departments of the states of Maine, 
Massachusetts, and A'ermont in the establishment and maintenance 
jointly of lookout stations serving New Hampshire and any of the 
other said states. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



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Chapters 13, 14. 



1915 



CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 176, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATIVE TO DOWER OR CURTESY RIGHTS OF INSANE PER- 
SONS. 

Section' 1. Conveyance of realty if husband or wife insane. 

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

Conveyance if hus- SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 6, chapter 176, of the Public Stat- 
insane. utes, by Striking out the words "petitioner resides" and substitut- 

ing therefor the words real estate lies, so that said section shall 
read as follows : Sect. 6. "When a married man or woman, whose 
wife or husband is insane, and has continued insane for one year, 
wishes to sell and convey any of his or her real estate, he or she 
may apply by petition to the judge of probate for the county in 
which the real estate lies for a license to sell and convey the same 
in such manner as to bar all rights which the insane wife or hus- 
band has therein. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 143, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO 
THE CONTROL OF SELF-HUNTING DOGS. 



Section 

1. Not to run at large, when. 



Section 

2. Penalty for violation. 



Not to run at 
large, when. 



Penalty. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 143, Laws of 1913, by 
striking out the word "October" and inserting in lieu thereof the 
word December, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: Section 1. It shall be unlawful for the owner or custo- 
dian of any self-hunting dog to permit such a dog to run at large 
in the woods or fields inhabited by game birds or quadrupeds or 
on lands where sheep are pastured between April 1 and December 
1 of any year. 

Sect. 2. Whoever violates the provisions of this act shall be 
punished by a fine of not exceeding twenty dollars. 



[Approved February 25, 1915.' 



1915] Chapters 15, 16. 21 

CHAPTER 15. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE INSANE. 



Section 



1. Lunacy commission to be notified of 

guardian's appointment. 

2. Interstate transfer of insane. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Whenever a guardian is appointed for a person al- Lunacy commis- 
leged to be insane or that has been legally declared to be insane, of°guardian^s*ap^ 
the register of probate shall, within one week after such appoint- po^^it^ent. 
ment, transmit to the state board of commissioners of lunacy the 
name and residence of both guardian and ward. 

Sect. 2. The state board of commissioners of lunacy is empow- interstate trans- 
ered to enter into an agreement with the similar board or commis- ^^'^ °^ msane. 
sion of any other state for the transfer of indigent insane persons 
from one state to the other where they may be deemed equitably 
to belong, after an investigation of the facts connected with each 
individual case. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, on pa^slge.*^^* 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 16. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 102, LAWS OF 1909, RELATING TO THE 

MILITIA. 

Sec'TIOX 1. Enrollment by city and town officers. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 102, Laws of 1909, by Enrollment by city 
striking out the whole of said section, and substituting therefor the ^""^ *^^^ °®""'''- 
following: Sect. 2. The boards of assessors of cities and the 
selectmen of towns shall, at such times as the commander-in-chief 
may direct, make an alphabetical list of all male citizens between 



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Chapter 17. 



[1915 



the ages of eighteen and forty-five, living within their respective 
cities or towns. On such lists, and opposite the name of each per- 
son exempt from military duty, or a minor, or in the national 
guard, the board of assessors or selectmen shall write "Exempt" 
and the reason of such exemption, "Minor," or "National Guard," 
as the case may be. The board of assessors or selectmen shall sub- 
scribe said list and make oath that the same is true to the best of 
their knowledge and belief, and shall file the same with the clerk 
of their city or town on or before the first day of May in the year 
when made ; and each clerk shall, on or before the tenth day of 
said May, forward to the adjutant-general a certified statement of 
the total number enrolled upon the list so filed with him, the total 
number marked "Exempt," the total number marked "Minor," 
and the total number marked "National Guard." The adjutant- 
general shall, on or before the first day of March preceding such 
enrollment, prepare proper blanks and instructions and forward 
the same to the board of assessors or selectmen and clerks of towns 
and cities. 

[Approved March 2, ]915.] 



CHAPTER 17. 



AX ACT RET.ATING TO THE SALARY OP THE DEPUTY REGISTER OF PROBATE 
OF THE COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM. 



Section 

1. Annual salary of $600; repealing 
clause. 



Settiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Annual salary of SECTION 1. The Salary of the deputy register of probate of the 

cSe "P^^""^ county of Rockingham shall hereafter be six hundred dollars per 

annum, payable as now provided by law ; and so much of section 

4, chapter 88 of the Laws of 1907, as is inconsistent with this act 

is hereby repealed. 

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



TakeB effect on 
pasBage. 



[Approved March 2, 1915. 



1915] Chapter 18. 23 

CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 107, LAWS OF 1909, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 92, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO MILEAGE BOOKS. 

Section I Section 

1. Mileage-book rate, how fixed. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 107, Laws of 1909, as Miieage-book rate, 
amended by chapter 92, Laws of 1913, by striking out in the third 
line after the word "books" the words "at the rate of two cents 
a mile," by substituting the word their for the word "its" in the 
fifth line, and by inserting after the word "state" in the fifth line 
of said section the following : The public service commission is 
hereby given the same authority with reference to the rates charged 
for such mileage books as is now conferred by statute upon said 
commission with reference to other passenger rates upon such steam 
railroads, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Section 1. All steam railroads operating a passenger service in 
this state shall hereafter issue five hundred mile mileage books, 
good for the transportation of the bearer over all their steam rail- 
road lines in this state, and keep them on sale at their ticket offices 
in this state. The public service commission is hereby given the 
same authority with reference to the rates charged for such mile- 
age books as is noM' conferred by statute upon said commission 
with reference to other passenger rates upon such steam railroads. 
Provided, that nothing in this act contained shall compel the issu- 
ance of such mileage books for transportation over the Mount 
Washington Railway, or between Bethlehem Junction and Beth- 
lehem, Bethlehem Junction and the Profile House, or between 
Fabyans and the base of Mount Washington. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



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Chapters 19, 20, 



[1915 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 20, CHAPTER 264, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST THE POLICE OF TOWNS. 



Section 

1. Drunkenness in public place, how 
punished. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Drunkenness, how 
punished. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 20, chapter 264, of the Public Statutes, 
relating to offenses against the police of towns, be amended by add- 
ing at the end thereof the following, except that the penalty for an 
offense under section 14 shall not exceed ten dollars, or imprison- 
ment not exceeding six months, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 20. A person convicted of any of- 
fense mentioned in the preceding sections shall be fined not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars or be imprisoned not exceeding six months; 
except that the penalty for an offense under section 14 shall not 
exceed ten dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding six months. 

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

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 20. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 16, LAWS OF 1901, ENTITLED " AN 
ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RESTRICTION OF COMMUNICABLE DIS- 
EASES. ' ' 



Section 

1. Physicians to report certain diseases. 

2. Members of household to report. 

3. Measures of quarantine. 



Section 

4. Quarantine cards. 

5. Local health boards to report. 



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



Physicians to re- SECTION 1. Chapter 16, Laws of 1901, is hereby amended by 
port certain dis- g^^iking out scctions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, and inserting in place thereof 

eases. ^ ' ' 7 ? 7 ^ ^ a x- 

tlie following: Section 1. Any physician or other person called 
upon to treat smallpox, cholera, diphtheria, scarlet fever, typhoid 
fever, measles, or anv other disease required by the state board of 



1915] Chapter 20. 25 

health to be reported, shall report the same immediately to the 
local board of health of the town in which the disease is found, or 
to the state board of health, as may be directed by the latter, to- 
gether wdth the name, age, and sex of the patient, the head of the 
family, and the house or place where the said infected person may 
be found. The attending physician may, if he deems it necessary, 
quarantine the patient or enforce the regulations of the state board 
of health pending the reporting of the disease as required. 

Sect. 2. Whenever any person knows or has reason to believe Members of house- 
that any member of his family or household has either of the dis- ^°^^ *° report. 
eases named in section 1. or any other disease required to be re- 
ported, he shall, if no physician is in attendance, immediately 
notify the local board of health of the town or city in which he 
resides. 

Sect. 3. The board of health, upon being notified of the exist- Measures of quar- 
ence of either of the diseases required to be reported under the pro- 
visions of section 1 of this act, shall take such action with respect 
to quarantine and instructions to the family as may have been pro- 
mulgated by the state board of health for the control of that par- 
ticular disease, and it shall be the duty of local boards of health 
to enforce all rules and regulations established by the state board 
of health for the restriction and prevention of such disease or dis- 
eases. 

Sect. 4. The state board of health shall cause to be printed, for Quarantine cards, 
the use of local boards of health, quarantine cards or notices con- 
taining such orders or instructions as may be deemed necessary 
or advisable. No person shall remove, deface, or destroy a quar- 
antine card or notice when posted by the local board of health, and 
said card shall remain in place until its removal is authorized by 
the local board of health. 

Sect. 5. Upon the appearance of either of the diseases required Local health 
by the law or by the state board of health to be reported, the local ^°*^^' *° "p°'*- 
board of health shall make an immediate report to the state board 
of health upon blanks furnished for that purpose, and shall there- 
after make weekly reports so long as the disease continues, and 
shall make such additional reports as the state board of health may 
require. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



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Chapters 21, 22. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 1, CHAPTER 184, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO TIMES AND PLACES OP HOLDING COURTS OP 
PROBATE. 



Section 

1. Terms in Rockingham county. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Terms in Rocking- 
ham county. 



Takes efifect on 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Co%irt convened: 

Section 1. That section 1, chapter 184, of the Public Statutes, 
be amended by striking out all after the word "following" in the 
second line thereof and by substituting in place thereof the words, 
For the County of Rockingham, — at Exeter, on the second and 
fourth Tuesdays of each month except August; at Portsmouth, on 
the first Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and 
November ; at Deny, on the first Tuesday of February, June, Octo- 
ber, and December. 

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

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 22. 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT PROM TAXATION PROPERTY IN SUTTON TO BE HELD 
POR THE PUBLIC GOOD BY THE SOCIETY POR PROTECTION OP NEW 
HAMPSHIRE FORESTS. 



Section 

1. Property exempted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Property 
exempted. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. That real estate in the town of Sutton, located along 
the north road, so called, to "Warner, and adjacent thereto, now 
owned by the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 
shall be exempt from taxation as long as maintained by said society 
open to the public. 

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

[Approved March 2, 1915.] ' 



1915] Chapter 23. 27 

CHAPTER 23. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 15, LAWS OF 1911, EN- 
TITLED "an ACT TO PROMOTE THE SANITARY PRODUCTION AND DIS- 
TRIBUTION OF FOOD AND DEFINING THE DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD 
OF HEALTH IN RELATION THERETO. 

Section 1. Authority of state board of health to require improvements. 

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

Section 1. Section 3, chapter 15, Laws of 1911, is hereby Authority of state 
amended by striking out the following words, "And if any person, require" improvo- 
firm, or corporation is found to be violating any of the provisions °ie»»ts- 
of this act, then the state board of health shall issue an order to the 
aforesaid to abate the condition or practice in violation, within such 
time as may be deemed reasonably sufficient therefor," and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following : In the event that a person in- 
fected with any communicable disease is employed, or if structural 
alterations are necessary for the protection of food products as 
herein required, the state board of health shall issue an order pro- 
hibiting the employment of such person, or requiring such struc- 
tural changes as in the opinion of the board are necessary, so that 
the said section as amended shall read : Sect. 3. The state board 
of health, or its inspectors, or special agents designated for that 
purpose, shall have full power and authority at all times to enter 
and inspect every building, room, or other place occupied or used 
for the production, storage, sale, or distribution of food, and all 
utensils and appurtenances relating thereto. In the event that a 
person infected with any communicable disease is employed, or if 
structural alterations are necessary for the protection of food pro- 
ducts as herein required, the state board of health shall issue an 
order prohibiting the employment of such person, or requiring such 
structural changes as in the opinion of the board are necessary. 
Such order shall be transmitted by registered mail, and the receipt 
of the postoffice department therefor shall be prima facie evidence 
of its receipt by the person or persons affected. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



Chapters 24, 25. 
CHAPTER 24. 



[1915 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE DEPUTY STATE TREASURER. 



Section 

1. Annual salary of $1,500. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 



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

Annual salary of SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act the sal- 
^^•^^°- ary of the deputy state treasurer shall be fifteen hundred dollars 

. per annum. 
Repealing clause. Sect. 2. That SO much of chapter 81, Laws of 1909, as relates 
to the salary of the deputy state treasurer is hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 45, LAWS OP 1905, ENTITLED "aN ACT FOR 
THE PROTECTION OF SAVINGS BANKS AND OTHER SAVINGS INSTITU- 
TIONS. ' ' 



Section 

1. If deposit book lost or destroyed. 

2. Duplicate book, when issued. 



If deposit book 
lost or destroyed. 



Section 

3. If duplicate refused, or adverse claim 
made. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of said chapter by inserting after 
the words ''savings bank" the words savings department of a na- 
tional bank, so that said section as amended shall read: Section 
1. Whenever the deposit book of a depositor in a savings bank, 
savings department of a national bank, or savings institution, is 
alleged to be lost or destroyed, and the depositor shall request such 
bank or institution to issue to him a duplicate thereof, he shall, if 
such bank or institution so requires, advertise such loss or destruc- 
tion by publishing a notice thereof containing a description of 
such book by its date and number, together with the name of the 
bank or institution which issued the same, three weeks successively 
in two newspapers, one published in the vicinity of the residence 



1915] Chapter 26. 29 

of the depositor, and the other in the vicinity of the place of busi- 
ness of such bank or institution, and by posting a like notice at the 
office of such bank or institution. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 2 of said chapter by inserting after the Duplicate, when 
words ' ' savings bank ' ' in the third and seventh lines of said section 
the words national bank, so that said section as amended shall read : 
Sect. 2. If no other person shall make claim to such book or to 
the deposit thereunder within three months after such publication 
and notice, such savings bank, national bank, or savings institution 
shall issue to the depositor a duplicate of such book which shall 
contain a complete statement of the depositor's account, and shall 
state that it is issued in lieu of the one alleged to have been lost 
or destroyed ; and such savings bank, national bank, or savings in- 
stitution shall not be liable thereafter on account of such original 
book. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 3 of said chapter by inserting after the if duplicate re- 
wards ' ' savings bank ' ' in the third line of said section the words cMm mide. ^^'^^ 
national bank, so that said section as amended shall read: Sect. 
3. If any adverse claim shall be made to such original book or 
deposit before a duplicate book has been issued, or if such savings 
bank, national bank, or savings institution shall refuse to issue a 
duplicate thereof, such claimant or depositor may petition the su- 
perior court for relief, and such court may, after due notice and 
hearing, make such orders and decrees in the premises as justice 
shall require. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 26. 



AN ACT TN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 39, LAW^S OF 1911, RELATING TO 
CONTRACTS BY STREET RAILWAYS FOR SPRINKLING STREETS. 



Section 

1. Street railways may operate sprink- 
ling cars owned by others. 



Sfotiox 

2. Takes effect on pasage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 39, Laws of 1911, is hereby amended bystreet railways 
adding thereto the following new section : Sect. 2, Any such ^rLk?fng*cars 
street railway is also authorized to allow street sprinkling cars or o'^'ned by others, 
similar apparatus owned by other persons or corporations to be 



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Chapter 27. 



[1915 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



operated and used upon its tracks, and to furnish the motive power 
and use of tracks and other facilities and to make contracts there- 
for, with the approval of the superintendent of streets, highway 
surveyor, board of public works, or other officials having control of 
the highways of the city or town, or, in case such officials shall not 
approve, with the approval of the public service commission. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage* 

[Approved March 3. 1915.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE. 



Section 



State board of health to appoint 

health officers for towns. 
Local health boards, how constituted. 
Health officer, tenure of office of; how 

removed. 



Skction' 

4. Duties of health officer. 

5. Act not applicable to cities; takes 

effect June 1, 1915; repealing 
clause. 



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



Health officers, ap- SECTION 1. The statc board of health shall appoint as health 
officer for the towns of the state, respectively, such person as the 
selectmen of the town recommend, and the secretary of the state 
board of health shall issue to him a certificate of appointment ; but 
if no recommendation is made within fifteen days after notice, the 
state board of health may appoint a health officer without such 
recommendation. Said health officer shall be a resident of the 
town for which he is to act, except that the state board of health 
may appoint any qualified person to act as health officer in unin- 
corporated localities. 

Sect. 2. Said health officer, with the selectmen, shall constitute 
a local board of health for such town, and shall succeed in office the 
then existing board of health. 

Sect. 3. Said health officer shall be the secretary and executive 

hoTremove^':" °^' officer of the local board of health, and shall hold his office for three 
years or until his successor is appointed. The- state board of health 
may remove a health officer for any cause at any time after due 
hearing, and fill the vacancy in such office by appointment as pro- 
vided in section 1 of this act. 



Local health 
boards. 



Health officer, 



1915] Chapter 28. 31 

Sect. 4. Said health officer shall enforce the public health laws Duties of health 
and regulations and shall make such sanitary investigations as may 
be directed by the local board of health, or as may be required by 
the state board of health. He shall receive for his services the 
same compensation as is allowed by law to local health officers. 

Sect. 5. This act shall not apply to the incorporated cities <*f ^''gi^es-^ffte's**'** 
the state. It shall take effect and be in force on and after June 1, effect June i, 
1915; and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are J^Se/^^^* '°^ 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 3, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT RELATING TO COSTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. Allowance of costs in certain probate 
proceedings. 



Section 

2. Talces effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. In hearings before commissioners appointed by the Allowance of costs 
probate court to allow claims against estates of deceased persons, p^oceedings^'^° 
costs shall be allowed to the party which finally prevails in con- 
tested cases. The commissioner shall certify in his report to the 
court the costs of each party, which shall be taxed as costs are 
taxed in the superior court. And in all contested cases heard be- 
fore the judge of probate, like costs shall be allowed by the court 
in its decree, to be recovered in an action of debt, or allowed to 
executors, administrators, conservators, and guardians as expenses 
of administration, when paid by them. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1915.] 



Chapters 29, 30. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF UNITED 

STATES SENATOR. 



Section 

1. Vacancy to be filled by governor's ap- 
pointment. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



Be it enO'Cted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Vacancy, how SECTION 1. In case of a vacancy in the office of United States 

senator, the governor may fill the same by appointment until the 
next general election, when said vacancy shall be filled. 

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

3Ct ti&k^s effect 

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

[Approved March 3, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 30. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING MUNICIPAL COURTS AND ABOLISHING EXISTING 

POLICE COURTS. 



Section 

1. Municipal courts established: justices 

and special justices, appointment 
of. 

2. Clerks, appointment and compensa- 

tion of. 

3. Clerks to receive and account for 

fines, etc. 

4. Criminal jurisdiction. 

5. Civil jurisdiction. 

6. Form of seal ; form of writs. 

7. Session for civil trials. 

8. Executions, when issued and re- 

turned. 



Section 

9. Certain towns may establish courts 
by vote. 

10. Salaries of justices. 

11. District courts abolished; pending 

proceedings saved. 

12. Sessions in any place in county. 

13. Probation officers in towns. 

14. Disqualifications for practice. 

15. Existing statutes applicable. 

16. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 

17. Adoption by town without article in 

warrant. 



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



Municipal courts SECTION 1. In cach city and towm in this state having not less 

established ; jus- -i • i i • • i i t i t 

tices and special than two thousand inhabitants there is hereby established a munic- 

inent°of. ^^^°^^ ' ipal court, to consist of one learned, able, and discreet person who 

shall be appointed and commissioned as justice thereof by the 



1915] Chapter ;:o. 33 

governor with the advice and consent of the council, and a special 
justice, appointed and commissioned in like manner. In the 
absence, inability, or disqualification of the justice of a municipal 
court, the special justice shall perform the duties and exercise the 
powers of the justice. If the justice and special justice are dis- 
qualified or unable from any cause to sit in any case, a disinter- 
ested justice of the peace, attending upon written request of the 
justice, may hear and determine the case and issue final process 
therein, and he shall keep a record thereof, which shall be kept 
with and constitute a part of the records of said court, all of 
which shall have like effect as if it were heard and determined by 
the justice of said court. The special justice and justice of the 
peace requested to sit owing to the disqualification of the justice 
and special justice shall be paid, from the treasury of the city or 
town wherein said court is located, a compensation of three dollars 
per day for each day or part thereof that he shall serve in said 
capacity; provided, however, that the salary of the special justice 
of the municipal court for Manchester shall be three hundred and 
fifty dollars per year, to be paid by said city of Manchester 
quarterly. 

Sect. 2. All cities and towns having a population of five thou-Cierks, appoint- 
sand or more shall provide compensation for a clerk of the munici- sation of. 
pal court to be appointed by the justice thereof. The clerk of the 
Manchester municipal court shall receive an annual salary of seven 
hundred and fifty dollars, to be paid by said city in equal quar- 
terly payments ; the salaries of all other clerks of municipal courts 
in cities or towns of five thousand population or more shall be not 
less than one hundred and fifty dollars, and as much more as the 
city or town in which such court is located may vote to pay. 
Whenever a city or town of less than five thousand population 
wherein a municipal court is located shall provide compensation 
therefor, the justice of such court shall appoint a clerk. If no 
such compensation shall be provided, or if for any reason the office 
of clerk of a municipal court shall be vacant, the justice, or, in 
his absence, the special justice, shall be clerk as to all business 
before them respectively transacted in the municipal court, and 
such clerk or justice acting as clerk shall keep a full record of all 
proceedings. All clerks shall hold office. during the pleasure of 
the justices appointing them. 

Sect. 3. The clerk shall receive all fines, forfeitures, and costs cierks to receive 
paid into the municipal court from any source, and after deduct- fines, etc. 
ing fees of officers and witnesses, cost of clerk's bond if any, 
court seal, record books, printing blanks, and such other expenses 
as may be legally incurred in the maintenance and conduct of 
said court, shall pay the same over to the treasurer of the city or 



34 Chapter 30. [1915 

town Avherein the said court is located, for the use of said city or 
town. Such payments shall be made monthly, on or before the 
fifth day of each month, and shall cover the net receipts as afore- 
said of the said court for the month preceding, with a detailed 
statement of the amount, date, and from whom all moneys have 
been received. When so required by vote of the city government 
or the selectmen of a town, the clerk of a municipal court shall 
give bond in such sum as may be designated and to the satisfaction 
• of such person or persons as by said vote shall be designated, for 
the proper performance of his duty. 

Criminal juris- Sect. 4. Municipal courts shall have the powers of a justice of 

the peace and quorum throughout the state, and shall have original 
jurisdiction, subject to right of appeal, of all crimes and offenses 
committed within the confines of the city or town wherein such 
courts are located, or within any town in the same county which 
has no municipal court, which are punishable by a fine not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars ($500), by imprisonment in the house 
of correction or in jail not exceeding one year, or by both said 
fine and imprisonment; but in towns having no municipal court, 
justices of the peace shall have concurrent jurisdiction, with the 
same rights and powers with the municipal court of all crimes 
and offenses described in chapter 264 of the Public Statutes, 
entitled "Offenses against the police of towns" ; provided, however, 
that the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
shall, in such towns as shall so vote, or the selectmen of which 
shall so petition, designate a justice of the peace within said 
town, to be known as a trial justice, who shall within such town 
have exclusive jurisdiction over all crimes and offenses described 
in said chapter 264 of the Public Statutes. Should said trial 
justice be disqualified or unable to sit in any case, the same shall 
be heard and tried before a municipal court in said county. 

Civil jurisdiction. Sect, 5. Municipal courts located in cities and towns having a 
population less than fifty thousand shall have concurrent juris- 
diction with the superior court of civil causes in which the 
damages demanded do not exceed one hundred dollars, the title 
to real estate is not involved, and the defendant resides within 
the county where such court is located. Municipal courts located 
in cities of not less than fifty thousand inhabitants shall have con- 
current jurisdiction with the superior court of civil causes in 
Avhich the damages demanded do not exceed five hundred dollars, 
the title to real estate is not involved, and the defendant resides 
within the county where such court is located ; provided, however, 
that if the defendant, upon entry of any action in which he has 
a constitutional right to trial by jury, shall, within such reason- 
able time as may be prescribed by rule of court, file a written 



1915] Chapter 30. 35 

request for trial by jury, the cause shall be at once transferred to 
the superior court for said county, to be there heard and tried 
as if originally entered therein, the cost of entering said cause of 
action in the municipal court and transferring the same to be 
paid in the first instance by the plaintiff, but to be taxed in the 
bill of costs when the case is finally determined. In such courts 
located in cities having a population of fifty thousand or more, 
the finding of facts shall be final without appeal from their de- 
cisions, except that questions of law may be transferred to the 
supreme court in the same manner as questions of law are trans- 
ferred from the superior court. Actions shall be returnable to 
the municipal court in the town or city where either the plaintiff 
or defendant resides ; if neither the plaintiff nor defendant resides 
in a town or city wherein a municipal court is located, then the 
action may be returnable to any municipal court in the county. 

Sect. 6. Municipal courts are hereby made courts of record ; Form of seal ; 
and each such court shall be provided with a seal bearing upon "'"^ ° ^' ^' 

its face the words: "Municipal Court of (giving 

the name of the city or town wherein such court is located) State 
of New Hampshire." Writs and other process issuing from a 
municipal court shall be under the seal thereof, shall bear 'the 
teste of the justice, if not disqualified, otherwise the special 
justice, and shall be signed by the clerk. 

Sect. 7. A session of each municipal court for the trial of civil Session for civil 
actions shall be holden on some day of each month to be fixed 
by a rule of court and may be adjourned from day to day, or to 
a future day not beyond the next established session. "Writs and 
processes in civil actions, except those for the removal of tenants, 
shall be returnable at the established session. Writs of summons 
against tenants may be returnable on any day. 

Sect. 8. Executions on judgments rendered in municipal courts Executions, when 
shall not be issued until twenty-four hours after the judgment, turned.'* 
and shall be returnable within sixty days from the date of issue. 

Sect. 9. If any town having a population of less than two Certain towns 
thousand shall desire the establishment of a municipal court courts by vote. 
within its confines, it may so vote, by means of an article inserted in 
the warrant for any annual March meeting, or at any special town 
meeting called for the purpose. Such vote shall be certified by 
the town clerk to the governor and council, through the office of 
the secretary of state, and thereupon, as provided in section 1 
of this act, the governor and council shall appoint and commission 
a justice and a special justice for such court, which shall there- 
upon be established and shall have and exercise all the duties and 
powers of municipal courts located in places having a population 
of not more than fiftv thousand. 



30 Chapter 30. [1915 

Salaries of Sect. 10. Salaries of justices of municipal courts shall be paid 

JUS ices. from the treasury of the city or town in which such courts are 

located, may be paid quarterly or monthly, and shall be in the 
following sums per annum : in cities of more than fifty thousand 
inhabitants, eighteen hundred dollars; in cities of more than 
twenty-five thousand and less than fifty thousand inhabitants, 
fifteen hundred dollars ; in cities of more than twenty thousand 
and less than twenty-five thousand inhabitants, twelve hundred 
dollars ; in cities of more than ten thousand and less than twenty 
thousand inhabitants, eight hundred dollars, except Portsmouth, 
which shall be one thousand dollars; in cities and towns of not 
less than seventy-five hundred and not more than ten thousand 
inhabitants, six hundred dollars; in cities and towns of not less 
than five thousand and not more than seventy-five hundred in- 
habitants, four hundred dollars; in towns of less than five thou- 
sand and not more than thirty-five hundred inhabitants, three 
hundred dollars; in towns of less than thirty -five hundred in- 
habitants, such sums as may be provided by vote of said town, 
such sum to be not less than one hundred dollars per annum. 
District courts Sect. 11. All policc Or district courts established under the 

SoSiiU^Tave°d^Pi'o visions of chapter 169, Laws of 1913, are hereby abolished, and 
the tenure of office of the justices, special justices, and clerks of 
said courts is hereby terminated, except as hereinafter provided. 
All actions and proceedings which at the date this act takes effect 
shall have been begun before, are returnable to, or are pending 
in any of said police courts shall be entered in, transferred to, 
and be heard and determined by the municipal court hereby 
established in the city or town in which such police court was 
located. And all actions and proceedings which have been begun 
before, are returnable to, or are pending in police courts located 
in towns of less than two thousand inhabitants in Avhich no mu- 
nicipal courts are hereby established, shall be entered before, 
transferred to, and heard and determined by such justice of the 
peace of the county as the plaintiff or prosecutor or his attorney 
may designate. 
Sessions in any Sect. 12. Whenever, in the opinion of the presiding justice of 
own in coun>. ^ municipal court, justice requires, he may hold either a civil or 

criminal session of his court in any place in the county. 
Probation officers Sect. 13. Towus in which there is no municipal court may 
in towns. ^^^^ ^^ Yiaye a probation officer for such town ; and upon certifi- 

cation of such vote to the justice of any municipal court in the 
county, such justice shall appoint such probation officer and fix 
his compensation, as provided by chapter 125, Laws of 1907. 
Disqualifications Sect. 14. No justicc or clcrk of any municipal court shall be 
for practice. retained or employed as attorney in any action, complaint, or 



1915] Chapter 31. 37 

proceeding pending in his court, or which has been examined 
or tried therein, nor shall any attorney be permitted to practice 
before any such court when the justice thereof is connected 
with or associated with said attorney as partner; provided, how- 
ever, the special justice may act as attorney before said court 
in any action over which he does not preside. 

Sect. 15. All laws heretofore enacted not inconsistent with Existing statutes 
this act and relating to police courts, their jurisdiction and pro- 
cedure, .and to the powers of justices thereof and their tenure of 
office, are hereby made applicable to the municipal courts hereby 
established. 

Sect. 16. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this actR^pea'ins clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage ; passage. 
provided, however, that each distict police court created by chap- 
ter 169, Laws of 1913, with the justices thereof, located in a town 
or city in which a municipal court is established by this act, shall 
continue with all the powers of such municipal court until a 
justice of said municipal court shall have been duly appointed and 
qualified. 

Sect. 17. Anv town having less than two thousand inhabitants Adoption by town 

_ ' „ , . . n T • 1 without article in 

may vote to adopt any or the provisions or this act at the annual warrant, 
meeting of said town to be held in March, 1915, without having 
inserted an article in the warrant in regard thereto. 

[Approved March 4, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 31. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 195 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 113, SECTION 2 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, AND 
CHAPTER 14, SECTION 1, OP THE LAWS OF 1905, RELATING TO THE 
RIGHTS OF HUSBAND AND WIFE SURVIVING IN THE ESTATE OF THE 
DECEASED HUSBAND AND WIFE. 



■SEr-TTOX 

1. Widow's share in husband's person- 

alty. 

2. Widow's share in husband's realtv. 

3. Surviving husband's share in wife's 

personalty. 



Section 

4. Surviving husband's share in wife's 

realty. 

5. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 10, chapter 195, of the Public Stat- widow's share in 
utes, as amended by section 1, chapter 113, Laws of ]901, and sec- sonaity. 
tion 1, chapter 14, Laws of 1905, by striking out all of said section 

4 



38 



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[1915 



Widow's share in 
husband's realty. 



Surviving hus- 
band's share in 
■wife's personalty. 



in clause number II after the "w^ords "Provided, liowever," and in- 
serting in place thereof the following : She shall receive out of the 
remaining portion of his personal estate the sum of five thousand 
dollars, if the remainder thereof amounts to that sum, and also one 
half of the remainder above said five thousand dollars, so that said 
section 10, as amended, shall read as follows: 

Sect. 10. The widow of a person deceased, testate or intestate, 
by waiving the provisions of his will in her favor, if any, shall be 
entitled, in addition to her dower and homestead right, as her dis- 
tributive share, to the following portion of his personal estate, re- 
maining after the payment of debts and expenses of administra- 
tion : 

I. One-third part thereof, if he leaves issue surviving him. 

II. One-half thereof, if he leaves no issue surviving him. Pro- 
vided, hoivever, she shall receive out of the remaining portion of 
his personal estate the sum of five thousand dollars, if the remain- 
der thereof amounts to that sum, and also one half of the remainder 
above said five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 11, chapter 195, of the Public Statutes, 
as amended by section 2, chapter 113, Laws of 1901, by striking 
out all of said section in clause number II after the words "Pro- 
vided, hoivever," and inserting in place thereof the following: 
She shall receive in value out of the remaining portion of his real 
estate, five thousand dollars, and also one half in value of the re- 
mainder of his real estate above said five thousand dollars, and the 
same shall be assigned to her in the same manner as dower is now 
assigned, so that said section 11, as amended, shall read as follows: 

Sect. 11. • The widow of a person deceased, testate or intestate, 
by waiving the provisions of his will in her favor, if any, and by 
releasing her right of dower and her homestead right, shall be en- 
titled instead thereof, in fee, to the following portion of all the 
real estate of which he died seized, after the payment of debts and 
expenses of administration : 

I. One-third part thereof, if he leaves issue surviving him. 

II. One-half thereof, if he leaves no issue whatever surviving 
him. Provided, liowever, she shall receive in value out of the re- 
maining portion of his real estate, five thousand dollars, and also 
one half in value of the remainder of his real estate above said five 
thousand dollars, and the same shall be assigned to her in the same 
manner as dower is now assigned. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 12, chapter 195, of the Public Statutes, 
as amended by section 3, chapter 113, Laws of 1901, by striking 
out all of said section in clause number II after the words "Pro- 
vided, however," and inserting in place thereof the following: He 
shall receive out of the remaining portion of her personal estate the 
sum of five thousand dollars, if the remainder thereof amounts to 



1915] Chapter 31. 39 

that sum, and also one half of the remainder above said five thou- 
sand dollars, so that said section 12, as amended, shall read as fol- 
lows: 

Sect. 12. The husband of a person deceased, testate or intes- 
tate, by waiving the provisions of her will in his favor, if any, shall 
be entitled, in addition to his estate by the curtesy and homestead 
right, if any, as his distributive share, to the following portion of 
her personal estate remaining after the payment of debts and ex- 
penses of administration. ■ 

I. One-third part thereof, if she leaves issue surviving her. 

II. One-half thereof, if she leaves no issiTe surviving her. Pro- 
vided, however , he shall receive out of the remaining portion of her 
personal estate the sum of five thousand dollars, if the remainder 
thereof amounts to that sum, and also one half of the remainder 
above said five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 13, chapter 195, of the Public Statutes, surviving hns- 
as amended by section 4, chapter 113, Laws of 1901, by striking out wife's realty, 
all of said section in clause number III after the words '^Provided, 
however," and inserting in place thereof the following: He shall 
receive out of the remaining portion of her real estate in value five 
thousand dollars, if the remainder of her real estate amounts to 
that sum, and also one half in value of the remainder of her real 
estate above five thousand dollars, and the same shall be assigned 
to him in the same manner as dower is now assigned to a widow, 
so that said section 13, as amended, shall read as follows : 

Sect. 13. The husband of a person deceased testate or intes- 
tate, by waiving the provisions of her will in his favor, if any, and 
by releasing his estate by the curtesy and his homestead right, if 
any, shall be entitled instead thereof to the following portion of 
all the real estate of which she died seized, after the payment of 
debts and expenses of administration : 

I. One-third part thereof, to hold in fee, if she leaves issue sur- 
viving her. 

TI. One-third part thereof, to hold during life, if she leaves is- / 
sue surviving her, but not by him, and if he has no estate by the 
curtesy in her real estate. 

III. One-half thereof, to hold in fee, if she leaves no issue what- 
ever surviving her. Provided, however, he shall receive out of the 
remaining portion of her real estate in value five thousand dollars, 
if the remainder of her real estate amounts to that sum, and also 
one half in value of the remainder of her real estate above five thou- 
sand dollars, and the same shall be assigned to him in the same man- 
ner as dower is now assigned to a widow. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, "n' passage.*^*^* 

[Approved March 30. 1915.] 



40 Chapter 32. [1915 

CHAPTER 32. 

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

Section 1. Agents to be residents and to be licensed. 

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

Agents to be resi- SECTION 1. Section 7, chapter 169, of the Public Statutes, as 
licensed" *° ^'^ amended by chapter 89 of the Laws of 1907, by chapter 61 of the 
Laws of 1911, and by chapter 164 of the Laws of 1913, is hereby 
amended by adding to said section the following words : The term 
agent in this section shall include an acknowledged agent, or any 
person, partnership, association, or corporation, who shall in any 
manner aid in transacting the insurance business of any company 
authorized to transact business in this state by negotiating for or 
placing risks, or delivering policies, or collecting premiums, so that 
said section as amended shall read 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 commissioner 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 company for that purpose. The 
term agent in this section shall include an acknowledged agent, 
or any person, partnership, association, or corporation, who shall 
in any manner aid in transacting the insurance business of any 
company authorized to transact business in this state by negotiating 
for or placing risks, or delivering policies, or collecting premiums. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 33. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLIC PRINTING COMMISSION. 

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

Section | Section 

1. State inde-xer of records to be clerk. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Section 1. Section 1, chapter 76, Laws of 1913, is hereby indexer of records 
amended by striking out the whole of said section and substituting 
therefor the following: Section 1. The duties of the clerk of the 
public printing commission shall be performed by the state indexer 
of records. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1915. Z^^^Lf^"^ °° 

[Approved March 10, 19] 5.] 



CHAPTER 34. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 70, LAWS OF 1911, RELATING 

TO PANDERING. 

Section 1. Procurement for purpose of p rostitution, etc., how punished. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 70, Laws of 1911, is hereby Procurement for 
amended by the addition before the clause which reads "shall be tution, etc., how 
guilty of pandering" of the words, or shall receive any money or p""'*^<^- 
anything of value from any female person, which was obtained by 
them for an act or acts, of prostitution, so that the section as 
amended shall read : Section 1. Any person who shall procure 
a female inmate for a house of prostitution, or who, by promises, 
threats, violence, or by any device or scheme, shall cause, induce, 
persuade, or encourage a female person to become an inmate of a 
house of prostitution ; or shall procure a place as inmate in a house 
of prostitution for a female person ; or any person who shall, by 
promises, threats, violence, or by any device or scheme, cause, in- 
duce, persuade, or encourage an inmate of a house of prostitution 
to remain therein as such inmate ; or any person who shall, by fraud 



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[1915 



or artifice, or by duress of person or goods, or by abuse of any posi- 
tion of confidence or authority, procure any female person to be- 
come an inmate of a house of ill-fame, or to enter any place in 
which prostitution is encouraged or allowed within this state, or to 
come into this state or leave this state for the purpose of prostitu- 
tion, or shall receive or give, or agree to receive or give, any 
money or thing of value for procuring or attempting to procure 
any female person to become an inmate of a house of ill-fame with- 
in this state, or to come into this state or leave this state for the 
purpose of prostitution, or shall receive any money or anything 
of value from any female person, which was obtained by them for 
an act or acts of prostitution, shall be guilty of pandering, and upon 
a first conviction for an offense under this act shall be punished 
by imprisonment in the county jail or house of correction for a 
period of not less than six months nor more than one year, and by 
a fine of not less than three hundred dollars and not to exceed one 
thousand dollars, and upon conviction for any subsequent offense 
under this act shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison 
for a period of not less than one year nor more than ten years. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 35. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SANITATION OF SCHOOLHOUSES. 



Section 

1. State board of health to investigate. 

2. Procedure if conditions unsanitary. 

3. School board to make changes; ex- 

perise, how met. 



Section 

4. Repealing clause; 

passage. 



act takes effect on 



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



Investigation of 
complaints. 



Procedure if con- 
ditions unsanitar}' 



Section 1. The state board of health shall upon complaint of 
any responsible person, investigate the sanitary conditions of any 
schoolhouse or building used for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. If they shall find that such schoolhouse or building is 
in any respect a menace, or likely to become a menace, to the health 
or bodily welfare of the pupils or teachers, they shall call the atten- 
tion of the local board of health to the facts; and if after a rea- 
sonable length of time the complaint has not been attended to in a 
satisfactory way, they shall either order such changes as will in 



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Chapter 36. 



43 



their judgment make the building safe and sanitary for school 
purposes, or condemn the same and forbid its further use. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the school board of the district |,*j,°3°^^J°*^Js^%^. 
forthwith to make the changes ordered, and the cost of the same pense, how met. 
shall be a charge upon the district. The selectmen shall assess the 
cost upon the polls and ratable estate of the district in addition to 
money voted by the district or required by law for the support of 
schools. In anticipation of such assessment, the school board may 
borrow money on the credit of the district to meet the charges in- 
curred. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. passage^ 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 36. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 3, CHAPTER 120, LAWS OF 
1903, RELATING TO THE USE OF TRADE-MARKS AND NAMES. 



Section 

1. Unauthorized use of registered bottle, 

etc., how punished. 

2. What deemed evidence of unlawful 

use. 



Section' 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 120, of the Laws of 1903, unauthorized use 

' ^ ' . PI J °* registered bottle, 

by striking out in the second line of said section, after the word etc., how punished, 
"beverage," the words "with intent to sell the same," and by in- 
serting in the seventh line of said section, after the word "sells," 
the word uses, so that said section as amended shall read : Sect. 2. 
Whoever fills with milk, cream, or any manufactured beverage, 
any bottle, can, or vessel, marked or distinguished as aforesaid, the 
description of which has been filed and published as provided in 
the preceding section, or defaces, erases, covers up or otherwise 
removes or conceals any such name, or the word "registered" 
thereon, or sells, uses, buys, gives, takes, or otherwise disposes of 
or traffics in the same, without the written consent of, or unless 
the same has been purchased from, the person whose name is in or 
upon the can, bottle, or vessel so filled, defaced, trafficked in, or 
otherwise used or disposed of, shall, for the first offense, be pun- 



44 Chapter 37. [1915 

ished by a fine of fifty cents for each such can, bottle, or vessel, or 
by imprisonment for not less than ten days nor more than one 
year, or by both such fine and imprisonment ; and for each sub- 
sequent offense, by a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than 
five dollars for each such vessel, or by imprisonment for not less 
than twenty days nor more than one year. 
What deemed evi- Sect. 2. Amend scctiou 3 of Said chapter by striking out after 
use. the word ' ' person, ' ' in the first line of said section, the words ' ' en- 

gaged in selling milk or cream, or in manufacturing, bottling, or 
selling beverages," so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 3. The use by any person of a bottle, can, or 
vessel, marked or distinguished as aforesaid, the description of 
which has been filed and published as provided in section 1, with- 
out the written consent of, or purchase from, the owner thereof, 
or the buying, selling, disposing of, or trafficking in such bottles, 
cans, or vessels by such person without such written consent or 
purchase, or the possession by any junk dealer or dealer in second- 
hand articles of any such bottles, cans, or vessels, without the writ- 
ten consent of, or purchase from, the owner thereof, shall be prima 
facie evidence of unlawful use, possession of, or traffic in the same. 
Takes effect on Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



passage. 



[Approved March 10, 1915. 



CHAPTER 37. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 246, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, ENTITLED "ACTIONS AGAINST TENANTS." 

Section > I Section 

1. Demand upon and notice to delin- 2. Takes effect on passage. 

quent tenant. I 

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

Demand upon and SECTION 1. Scctiou 3, chapter 246, of the Public Statutes, is 

notice to delin- , -, -, ^ -it i -ir.-T • inn- 

quent tenant. hereby amended by addmg at the end oi said section the loUowing 
words: Such demand shall be sufficient if made upon the tenant 
or occupant at any time after the rent becomes due and prior to the 
service of such notice to quit. Such notice of a demand and such 
notice to quit may be served by any person by a true and attested 
copy of the demand or notice to quit, the return of such service to 
be shown by an affidavit on the back thereof, and each may be 



1915] Chapter 38. 45 

served upon the tenant or left at his last and usual place of abode ; 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 3, 
If a tenant or occupant neglects or refuses to pay the rent due and 
in arrear, upon demand, seven days' notice shall be sufficient. If 
the rent is payable more frequently than once in three months, 
whether such rent is due or not due, thirty days' notice shall be 
sufficient, and three months' notice shall be sufficient in all cases. 
Such demand shall be sufficient if made upon the tenant or occu- 
pant at any time after the rent becomes due and prior to the service 
of such notice to quit. Such notice of a demand and such notice to 
quit may be served by any person by a true and attested copy of 
the demand or notice to quit, the return of such service to be shown 
by an affidavit on the back thereof, and each may be served upon 
the tenant or left at his last and usual place of abode. 

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

^ r- o passage. 

[Approved March ]0, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 38. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3, OF CHAPTER 252, OP THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 68, OF THE LAV^S OF 1913, RELATING 
TO EXAMINATIONS AND APPEALS. 

Section 1. Appellant to recognize or surrender for commitment. 

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

Section 1. Amend said section 3 by adding the following fpp^"*'^* *" '^^f^s- 

•^ ^ ^ ° nize or surrender 

words : or shall surrender himself to the proper authority for the for commitment. 
purpose of commitment to the county jail or house of correction, 
pending such appeal ; so that said section as amended shall read : 
Sect. 3. Before the appeal is allowed, the appellant shall enter 
into recognizance, with sufficient sureties, in such sum as the court 
shall order, not exceeding five hundred dollars, to appear at the 
court of appeal^ to prosecute his appeal with effect, to abide the 
order of the court thereon, and, if so required, to be of good be- 
havior in the meantime; or shall surrender himself to the proper 
authority for the purpose of commitment to the county jail or 
house of correction, pending such appeal. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



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Chapter 39. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 154, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO 
THE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN MONEYS INTO THE STATE TREASURY. 



Section 

1. Certain state receipts, for what pur- 
poses available. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe^itatives in 
General Court convened: 



Certain state re- 
ceipts, for what 
purposes available 



Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 154, Laws of 1913, by- 
inserting after the words "revenue of the state" in the second line 
thereof the words "except as otherwise specifically provided by- 
law, ' ' and by striking out all of said section after the words ' ' period 
next following" and inserting in place thereof the words "except 
that income from all sources except the state treasury derived 
by the State Hospital, the School for Feeble-Minded Children, 
the Industrial School, the State Sanatorium and the Normal Schools 
shall be available for the use of the institution at which it was de- 
rived, in addition to its general maintenance appropriation, to be 
paid out on the warrant of the governor," so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. Moneys received by the 
state treasurer as provided in section 1 shall be available for the 
general revenue of the state, except as otherwise specifically pro- 
vided by law, and the full amount allowed for maintenance of each 
such institution and department shall be appropriated by each leg- 
islature for the biennial period next following; except that income 
from all sources except the state treasury derived by the State Hos- 
pital, the School for Feeble-Minded Children, the Industrial School, 
the State Sanatorium, and the Normal Schools shall be available 
for the use of the institution at which it was derived, in addition 
to its general maintenance appropriation, to be paid out on the war- 
rant of the governor. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. Strike out scction 3 of chapter 154, Laws of 1913 and 
passS!' '^'"* "" insert in place thereof the following : Sect. 3. All acts and parts 
of acts inconsistent with this act are repealed, and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 10, 1915.; 



1915] Chapters 40, 41. 47 

CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC TAXES. 

Sectiox I Section 

1. Prior act takes effect, when. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The provisions of an act entitled ''An act to estab- Prior act takes 
lish a new apportionment for the assessment of public taxes, ' ' ap- ^ ^°*' ^^^^' 
proved February 11, 1915, shall be in eifect from the passage of this 
act, and shall be considered to be in effect from the passage of said 
act of February 11, 1915. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 41. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 95, LAWS OF 1903, 
ENTITLED "aN ACT TO REGULATE THE TRAFFIC IN INTOXICATING 
LIQUORS," AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3, CHAPTER 49, LAWS OF 1905. 

Section l. Licenses of fifth class, to whom granted. 

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

Section 1. Amend said section 3 by striking out the words and Licenses of fifth 
figures "from January 1, 1903," in line 8 of sub-section entitled granted. 
"Fifth Class," and inserting in place thereof the words for five 
years, so that said sub-section as amended shall read as follows : 

Fifth Class — For retail druggists and apothecaries to sell liquor 
of any kind for medicinal, mechanical, chemical, and sacramental 
purposes only, and for dealers in hardware, paints, and decorating 
materials to sell alcohol for mechanical and chemical uses only, the 
same to be sold in accordance with the provisions of this act. Any 
druggist, not a registered pharmacist, who shall have been con- 
tinually in active business as a druggist for five years, and who 
employs a registered pharmacist, shall be entitled to a license in his 
own name under this sub-division, provided he be otherwise quali- 
fied. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



48 



Chapters 42, 43. 
CHAPTER 42. 



[1915 



Governor may de- 
liver and accept 
certain deeds. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE WHITE HORSE LEDGE RESERVATION. 

Section i Sectiox 

1. Governor may deliver and accept cer- j 2. Takes effect on passage, 
tain deeds. 

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

Section 1. Whereas there was an error in the description in a 
deed from the Rev. Daniel Merriman to the state of New Hampshire 
of a certain tract of land situate in Conway and Bartlett, known as 
the Cathedral and White Horse Ledge reservation, and M^hereas to 
correct said error it is necessary to execute a deed of a certain por- 
tion of said land to I. H. Davis and to accept from said Davis a deed 
of certain adjoining land in exchange therefor, the governor is 
hereby authorized in the name of the state to execute and to deliver 
to said Davis a deed of the land in said reservation to which said 
Davis is entitled and to accept from said Davis in exchange there- 
for a deed of certain land to which the state of New Hampshire is 
entitled. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 43. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 102, LAWS OP 1909, ENTITLED ''aN ACT TO 
REVISE AND AMEND CHAPTER 59 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, RELATING TO 
THE MILITIA." 



Section 

1. Certain provisions for discharge re- 
pealed. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



?or'^*s"charge''''''' SECTION 1. Chapter 102 of the Laws of 1909 is hereby amended 

repealed. by Striking out of said chapter 102 the following: Sect. 96. An 

enlisted man who continues in service after the expiration of his 

term of enlistment or re-enlistment shall, in case he desires a dis- 



1915] Chapter 44. 4g 

charge, give thirty days' written notice of application therefor to 
the officer authorized to grant the same, and such otificer may, in his 
discretion, grant such discharge forthwith, or hold the same until 
the expiration of thirty days. Every enlisted man shall continue 
to be held to duty, retain his rank, and be eligible to promotion after 
the expiration of his term of enlistment or re-enlistment, so long as 
he, or the commanding officer of his company, omits to apply for 
his discharge. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. pLsa^e!^ ^ 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT TO PUNISH TPIE MAKING OR USE OF FALSE STATEMENTS TO OB- 
TAIN PROPERTY OR CREDIT. 



Section 

1. False statement to obtain credit, etc., 

prohibited. 

2. Procurement of credit, etc., by such 

means prohibited. 



Section 

.3. Reiteration of prior false statement 
prohibited. 

4. Penalty for violation. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. No person shall knowingly make or cause to be False statement to 

T ^.^ !• ji -i-ji ,1^ 1 ij obtain credit, etc., 

made, either directly or indirectly, or through any agency what- prohibited. 
soever, any false statement in writing, with intent that it shall be 
relied upon, respecting the financial condition, or means, or ability 
to pay, of himself or any other person, firm, or corporation in 
whom he is interested, or for whom he is acting, for the purpose 
of procuring in any form whatsoever, either the delivery of per- 
sonal property, the payment of cash, the making of a loan or credit, 
the extension of a credit, the discount of an account receivable, or 
the making, acceptance, discount, sale, or indorsement of a bill of 
exchange or promissory note, for the benefit of himself or such 
other person, firm or corporation. 

Sect. 2. No person, knowing that a false statement in writing Procurement of 
has been made respecting the financial condition, or means, or abil- proh'i'bited!^''"^ 
ity to pay, of himself or any other person, firm, or corporation in 
which he is interested, or for whom he is acting, shall procure 
upon the faith thereof, for the benefit of himself or such other 



50 



Chapter 45. 



[1915 



Reiteration of 
prior false state- 
ment prohibited. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



person, firm, or corporation, any of the things of benefit specified 
in section 1. 

Sect. 3. No person, knowing that a statement in writing has 
been made respecting the financial condition or ability to pay of 
himself, or any other person, firm, or corporation in which he is 
interested, or for whom he is acting, shall falsely represent in 
writing on a later day that such statement theretofore made, if 
then again made on said later day would then be true, and thereby 
procure for the benefit of himself or such other person, firm, or 
corporation, any of the things of benefit specified in section 1. 

Sect. 4. A person who violates a provision of this act shall be 
fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not 
ceeding one year, or both. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 4.5. 

AN ACT RELATING TO PREFERENCES IN STATE CONTRACTS AND STATE 

WORK. 



Sectiox 

1. Preference to be given New Hamp- 
shire bidders. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Preference to Xew 

Hampshire 

bidders. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. In the award of contracts for any construction, re- 
pairs, furnishing, or equipment to be paid for by money from the 
state treasury, preference shall be given to the New Hampshire per- 
sons, firms, and corporations submitting bids for the same ; pro- 
vided, that the responsibility of the bidders and the quality of the 
work to be done or articles to be furnished shall be equal to those 
proposed by bidders from without the state, and that the price 
demanded therefor is not greater than that proposed by said 
bidders from without the state. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



1915] 



Chapters 46, 47. 



51 



CHAPTER 46. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 5, LAWS OF 1907, RELATING 
TO THE PROTECTION OF HACKMEN, CARRIAGE DRIVERS, AUTOMOBILE 
DRIVERS, AND EXPRESSMEN. 



Section 

1. Defrauding of hackmen, etc., how 
punished. 



Section 

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 5, Laws of 1907, be Defrauding hack- 
amended by inserting after the v^ords ' ' carriage driver ' ' the words punished! 
automobile driver, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : Section 1 . If any person, with intent to cheat or de- 
fraud, shall procure the transportation of himself, or of other per- 
sons, or of personal baggage or effects, by any hackman, carriage 
driver, automobile driver, or expressman, without paying therefor, 
he shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not 
exceeding three months. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^^^^^ |^®<=' °^ 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 47. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14, CHAPTER 169, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF INSURANCE COMPANIES. 

Section 1. Foreign insurance companies, how taxed. 

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



Section 1. Amend section 14, chapter 169, of the Public Stat- Foreign insurance 
utes, as amended by chapter 64, Laws of 1899, chapter 67, Laws of taMd!^'^^' 
1901, chapter 109, Laws of 1905, and chapter 78, Laws of 1909, by 
striking out the words "upon business done within" relating to life 
insurance companies and by inserting in place thereof the words: 
from residents of ; so that said section shall read as follows : Sect. 
14. Every such fire, marine, fidelity, and casualty insurance com- 
pany shall pay to the state treasurer, within one month after re- 
ceiving notice from the insurance commissioner of the amount 



52 Chaptejb 48. [1915 

thereof, a tax of two per cent, upon the gross premiums re- 
ceived by it, less return premiums and reinsurance, when ef- 
fected in authorized companies by the companies' licensed 
resident agents or in companies organized under the laws 
of this state, upon business done within the state, during the year 
ending on the thirty-first day of the preceding December, as as- 
sessed by the commissioner ; and every such life insurance company 
shall pay to the state treasurer, within one month after receiving 
notice from the insurance commissioner of the amount thereof, a 
tax of two per cent, upon the gross premiums received by it from 
residents of the state during said year, less payments to residents 
of this state on account of death losses paid within the year ; pro- 
vided, however, that the tax assessed upon any such life insurance 
company shall not be less than an amount equal to one and one-half 
per cent, of the gross premiums received by it from residents of the 
state during said year. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 48. 



AN ACT RELATING TO IN.JURIES UPON PIIGHWAYS, AND IN AMENDMENT 
OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 59, LAWS OP 1893. 



Section 

1. Town liable only if bound to main- 

tain highway. 

2. Town not liable for injury on state 

highway, etc. 



SiCCTION 

?.. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Town liable only SECTION 1. Amend scctiou 1, chapter 59, Laws of 1893, by add- 
tain°'highway.^"^ iug after the word "highway" in the fourth line the words, which 
the town has the duty of maintaining, and after tlie Avord ' ' caused 
in the tenth line the words, upon any highway, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. Towns are 
liable for damages happening to any person, his team or carriage, 
traveling upon a bridge, culvert, or sluiceway, or dangerous em- 
bankments and defective railings, upon any highway which the 
town has the duty of maintaining, by reason of any obstruction, 
defect, insufficiency, or want of repair of such bridge, culvert, or 
sluiceway, or dangerous embankments and defective railings, which 
renders it unsuitable for the travel thereon. But any person or 



1915] Chapter 49. 53 

corporation, except municipal corporations, through whose negli- 
gence or carelessness any obstruction, defect, insufficiency, or want 
of repair is caused upon any highway, shall be liable to any person 
injured by reason thereof, and the damages may be recovered in 
an action on the case. 

Sect. 2. Towns shall not be liable for such damages happening Not UaWe for ia- 
upon state roads within their borders, nor upon highways within way, *e^c^ <* « 's • 
their borders which are constructed or repaired in whole or in part 
by the state or by state aid, while such construction is in process or 
repairs being made, nor for thirty days after the construction or 
repairs are completed, but shall thereafter be liable as provided 
in section 1 of this act. 

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

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jas^siy*^^*"' *"" 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 49. 



AN act in relation TO EXPENDITURES BY STATE DEPARTMENTS. 



Section 

1. To be approved by governor and 
council. 



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 expenditure of any and all moneys appropri- T" be approved 

^ •' "^ ^^ ^ by governor and 

ated or otherwise provided to carry on the work of any and all de- council. 
partments of the New Hampshire state government shall be sub- 
ject to the approval of the governor, with the advice of the council, 
under such general regulations as the governor and council may 
prescribe with reference to all or any of such departments, for the 
purpose of securing the prudent and economical expenditures of 
the moneys appropriated for the use of each department. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1915.] 



54 



Chapters 50, 51. 



1915 



CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 155, LAWS OP 1909, IN RELATION 
TO HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES ON TRUNK LINES. 



Section 

1. New bridge between Tilton and Bel- 
mont provided for. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



New bridge be- 
tween Tilton and 
Belmont. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Whenever, in the judgment of the governor and 
council, the bridge on the Merrimack Valley trunk-line highway, 
connecting the towns of Belmont and Tilton, shall appear inad- 
equate for the increased travel due to the improvement of said 
highway, the governor and council may designate said bridge as a 
part of said highM'ay, and direct the construction of a new and suf- 
ficient bridge at the expense of the state and towns, respectively, 
in the same manner provided for the construction and maintenance 
of said highway. The state's portion of the expense shall be a 
proper charge against any appropriations for the construction and 
maintenance of trunk lines. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 51. 

an act in amendment of chapter 35, LAWS OF 1905, AND OF CHAP- 
TER 55, LAWS OF 1911, RELATING TO STATE HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. Highway from Ravmond to Massa- 

chusetts line provided for. 

2. How built and maintained. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Si^m'^nd to^M Section 1. That section 5 [4], chapter 155, Laws of 1909 (be- 

sachusens*iii?J^^" "^g sectiou 15 added to chapter 104, Laws of 1907), as amended by 

provided for. chapter 55, Laws of 1911, be and hereby is amended by adding at 

the end of said amendment the following provision : The governor 



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Chapter 52. 



55 



and council are further authorized and empowered, whenever in 
their opinion the public good so requires, to designate for improve- 
ment by suitable description a continuous highway, beginning in 
Raymond at the cross-state road and running through the towns of 
Fremont, Kingston, Newton, and Plaistow to the Massachusetts 
state line. 

Sect. 2. Said highway, when so designated by the governor and How built and 
council, shall be built and maintained under the same provisions as "^'^^^ '"'^^ 
the other highways mentioned in said added section 15. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. pLsa^ge!^ e ec o 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 52. 



AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13 (b) OF CHAPTER 164, LAWS OP 1909, 
AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 145, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO THE 
TRANSFER OR LEASE OF A PUBLIC UTILITY. 



Section 

1. Transfer, etc., 
stockholders. 



to be authorized by 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Sub-section (b) of section 13. chapter 164, Laws of Transfer, etc., to 
1911, as amended by section 13, chapter 145, Laws of 1913, is here- stockholders. 
by amended by adding at the end thereof the following words : If 
such public utility, or the other party to any such transfer, lease, 
or contract, be a corporation, such transfer, lease, or contract shall 
first be authorized by the vote of two-thirds of the shares of the 
capital stock of each of the interested corporations present and vot- 
ing at meetings duly called to consider the subject ; and all statutes 
regulating, protecting, and determining the rights of a dissenting 
stockholder of a railroad in the case of a lease or union with another 
railroad shall be applicable, and the rights of any stockholder of 
such corporation dissenting from such transfer, lease, or contract, if 
the same shall be authorized as above provided, shall be regulated, 
protected, and determined by such statutes ; so that said sub-section 
(b) as amended shall read as follows: (b) Any public utility 
may transfer or lease its franchise, works, or system, or 



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Chapter 53. 



[1915 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



any part of such franchise, works, or system, exercised or 
located in this state, or contract for the operation of its 
works and system located in this state, when the commis- 
sion shall make an order assenting thereto, but not otherwise. The 
commission shall make such order in any case where it shall appear 
that the proposed transfer, lease, or contract would be for the pub- 
lic good, and not otherwise. Any such attempted transfer, lease, or 
contract shall be void unless the same shall have been approved by 
the commission. If such public utility, or the other party to any 
such transfer, lease, or contract, be a corporation, such transfer, 
lease, or contract shall first be authorized by the vote of two thirds 
of the shares of the capital stock of each of the interested corpora- 
tions present and voting at meetings duly called to consider the 
subject ; and all statutes regulating, protecting, and determining 
the rights of a dissenting stockholder of a railroad in the case of a 
lease or union with another railroad shall be applicable, and the 
rights of any stockholder of such corporation dissenting from 
such transfer, lease, or contract, if the same shall be authorized as 
above provided, shall be regulated, protected, and determined by 
such statutes. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 53. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 275, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATTTTES, RELATING TO LARCENY AND RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS. 



SCTION 

1. Larceny of poultry, how punished. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Larceny of 
poultry, how 
punished. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. That section 2, chapter 275, of the Public Statutes, 
be amended by adding the word poultry after the word "sheep," 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. 
If any person shall steal, take, and carry away any horse, mule, 
cattle, sheep, poultry, or swine, the property of another, he shall 
be imprisoned not exceeding seven years. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



19151 



Chapters 54, 55. 



57 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSES CONCERNING PROPERTY IN THIS STATE 
GRANTED TO EXECUTORS, ADMINISTRATORS, TRUSTEES, CONSERVA- 
TORS, OR GUARDIANS APPOINTED AND ACTING IN ANOTHER STATE. 



Section 

1. Formalities to be observed by foreign 
executor, etc. 



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. No license to sell real or personal property located Formalities to be 

observed bv for- 

in this state shall be granted by the probate court to an executor, eign executor, etc. 
administrator, trustee, conservator, or guardian appointed and 
acting in another state or foreign country unless such executor, 
administrator, trustee, conservator, or guardian shall file in the 
probate court, in the county where the property is situated, au- 
thenticated copies of his petition, bond, and appointment, issued 
by the court of competent jurisdiction of such other state or for- 
eign country, establishing the fact that he is there duly appointed 
and acting as such executor, administrator, trustee, conservator, 
or guardian. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. pLsa^ge^^ ^ 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 55. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF ST'BDIVISION IX OP SECTION 10, CHAPTER 50, 
OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF CITY COUN- 
CILS. 



Section 

1. Horses, etc., going at large, regula- 
tion of. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. Subdivision ix of section 10, chapter 50, of the pub- Horses, etc., going 

-,■ ci • • 1 1 I? -J ^ large, regula- 

lic Statutes, is hereby amended by striking out the whole of said tion of. 
section and inserting instead thereof the following : ix. To regu- 
late, restrain, or prohibit the keeping or running at large of horses, 



58 



Chapter 56. 



1915 



cattle, sheep, swine, geese, goats, and other poultry and animals, 
or any of them, to create the limits of districts within which the 
same may be kept and the conditions and restrictions under which 
they may be kept, to provide penalties for the violation of any 
ordinance or regulation relating thereto, not exceeding a fine of 
twenty dollars or imprisonment not exceeding thirty days for the 
first offense, or both, and not exceeding a fine of one hundred dol- 
lars or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both, for any 
subsequent offense. 
Takes^ effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts 

clause". ' and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 56. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 35, LAWS OP 1899, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 4, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO APPOINTMENT OF CON- 
SERVATORS. 



Sectiox 

1. Conservator for person on his own 
application. 



SKfTIOX 

2. Conservator to give bond like guar- 
dian. 



Be it outcfed hij (lie Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 



Conservator for 
person on his own 
application. 



Conservator to 
give bond. 



Section 1. Amend chapter 35, Laws of 1899, as amended by 
chapter 4, Laws of 1913, by striking out the whole of said chapter 
and inserting in place thereof the following: Section 1. When- 
ever any person shall deem himself unfitted by reason of infirmities 
of age, or by other mental or physical disability, for the manage- 
ment of his affairs with prudence and understanding, he may apply 
to the court of probate for the county in which he resides, for the 
appointment of a conservator of his property, and thereupon the 
judge of probate for such county may, without notice or public 
hearing, appoint some suitable person as conservator for him. 

Sect. 2. Such conservator shall give bonds to the judge of pro- 
bate, with sufficient sureties, give notice of his appointment as 
guardians are required by law to do, and be subject to all pro- 
visions of law now in force as to guardians, so far as they apply 
to estates of their wards. 



[Approved March 17. 1915. 



1915] CHAPTE5E 57. • 59 

CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 16, CHAPTER 220 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE ATTACHMENT OF BULKY ARTICLES. 

Section 1. Officer not liable for excessive attachment, when. 

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

Section 1. Section 1, chapter 132, Laws of 1911, is further Officer not liable 
amended by adding after the word "aforesaid" in the last line taehmentf' when, 
thereof the following : and the officer shall not be liable for an ex- 
cessive attachment, although the property so' attached exceeds in 
value the amount of the damage claimed in the writ ; so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. The officer 
taking possession to levy upon or attaching grain unthreshed, 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 belong- 
ing to the owner of the building, portable engines, portable saw- 
mills, 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, rail- 
road cars in the process 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 pro- 
cess of curing or manufacturing, tobacco in the process of curing, 
starch, flour, sugar, cotton in bales or in process of manufacturing, 
hops, saw-logs, ashes, stone, bark, hives of bees, hay scales, corn on 
the cob, cornstalks, corn in the husk, staves or shooks, derricks and 
the tackle and appendages connected therewith, utensils and appa- 
ratus 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 power and other threshing ma- 
chines, 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 pos- 
session, may within forty-eight hours thereafter leave an attested 
copy of the writ and of his return of such taking possession or such 
attachment thereon at the home or office of the city or town clerk 
in the same manner as attachment of real estate is made, except as 
to place of filing the copy of the writ and return thereon ; and in 
such cases the attachment shall not be dissolved or defeated by any 
neglect of the officer to take actual possession of the property. 



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Service may be made on the defendant, before or after leaving the 
attested copy of the writ as aforesaid ; and the officer shall not be 
liable for an excessive attachment, although the property so at- 
tached exceeds in value the amount of the damage claimed in the 
writ. 

[Approved March ]7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 58. 



AN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF BANK COMMISSIONERS AND ABOLISHING 
THE OFFICE OF STATE AUDITOR. 



Section 

1. Bank commissioner and deputy, ten- 
ure terminated. 

2. Bank commissioners, appointment and 

removal of. 

3. Duties of chairman. 

4. Duties of board. 

5. Office of state auditor abolished; 

state treasurer to perform duties. 



Section 

6. Bank commissioners to examine state 

accounts. 

7. Salaries of commissioners ; clerical 

and traveling expenses. 

8. Prior act repealed ; act takes effect 

May 1, 1915. 



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



Tenure ter- SECTION L The tenure of office of the present bank commis- 

sioner and his deputy is hereby terminated upon the appointment 
of their successors as provided in this act. 
Bank commis- Sect. 2. The governor, with the approval of the council, shall 

menrand* removal appoint a board of three bank commissioners having the qualifica- 
***• tions prescribed in section 2, of chapter 162, of the Public Statutes, 

one of whom shall be designated as chairman in his appointment. 
One commissioner shall be appointed for six years, one for four 
years, and one for two years, and upon the expiration of their terms 
of office their successors shall be appointed for a term of six years. 
In case of a vacancy occurring by death, resignation, or otherwise, 
it shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. The com- 
missioners shall serve until their successors are appointed and quali- 
fied. The governor and council may remove any member of the 
board for inefficiency, neglect of duty, or malfeasance in office, after 
hearing with reasonable notice in writing of the charges against 
him. Not more than two members of the board shall be members 
of the same political party. 



1915] Chapter 58. 61 

Sect. -3. The chairman of the board shall have general super- Duties of chair- 
vision of the work of the commission, and he shall be held responsi- 
ble that proper examinations of institutions in charge of the bank 
commissioners are made, and he shall make the assignments of these 
examinations to himself and his associates. 

Sect. 4. The board of bank commissioners shall perform the Duties of board, 
duties now imposed by the laws of this state prior to the passage of 
this act upon the bank commissioner and his deputy, and all insti- 
tutions now subject to examination by said commissioner and 
deputy are hereby made subject to a like examination by the board 
of bank commissioners created by this act. 

Sect. 5. The office of state auditor is hereby abolished and chap- office of state 

- , , auditor abolished; 

ter 75, Laws of 1909, and all amendments thereto, are hereby re- state treasurer to 
pealed. . The state treasurer shall prepare and submit to the gov- 1'""^°™ duties. 
ernor and council all bills against the state in the same manner 
that he was required to do before the passage of the act creating 
the office of auditor, and his annual report shall show the same de- 
tails of receipts and disbursements that it contained prior to the 
passage of the "act creating the office of auditor. In addition, the 
treasurer's report sball show the aggregate amount of funded debt 
of the state, all unexpended appropriations for the year in two 
classes, namely, unexpended appropriations that have lapsed by the 
end of the fiscal year in one class and unexpended appropriations 
which continue as a liability or charge upon the treasury in the 
other class, and all temporary loans at the beginning and end of each 
year respectively, and the balance of increase or decrease, and state 
the cause of such increase or decrease. It shall state whether or not 
the ordinary expenses of the year have exceeded the income and show 
the amount of the balance. It shall contain a particular statement 
of all transactions affecting the funds belonging to or held in trust 
by the state, including new investments of any portion of the same 
made during the preceding year. Such report shall include an es- 
timate for two years of the ordinary and other revenues of the state 
and of the expenses of the departments, boards, commissions, and 
all persons acting under the authority of the state. The state treas- 
urer is hereby authorized, with the approval of the governor and 
council, to employ such additional clerical assistance as is required 
by this transfer of duties to his office. 

Sect. 6. The board of bank commissioners, whenever directed by Examination of 
the governor and council, shall make an examination of the state 
treasurer's accounts and of the accounts of such other departments 
handling the funds of the state as the governor and council may 
direct. 

Sect. 7. The annual salary of the chairman of the board of salaries: clerical 
bank commissioners shall be three thousand dollars, and the annual penses. 
salary of each of his associates shall be twenty-five hundred del- 



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Prior act re- 
pealed; act takes 
effect May 1, 
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lars. The commission shall have authority to appoint a clerk at an 
annual salary of one thousand dollars, and they shall be allowed 
their actual traveling expenses when engaged in their official duties 
upon approval of the governor and council. 

Sect. 8. Chapter 146, Laws of 1913, is hereby repealed, and 
this act shall take effect May 1, 1915. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 264 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES RE- 
LATING TO OPPENSES AGAINST THE POLICE OP TOWNS. 

Section : Section 

1. Offenses against police of towns, how I 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

punished. 1 passage. 

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

Police offenses, SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 20, chapter 264, of the Public Stat- 

how punished. |jtes, by Striking out the words "twenty dollars" and by inserting 

in place thereof the words ten dollars, so that said section as 

amended shall read as follows : Sect. 20. A person convicted of 

any offense mentioned in the preceding sections shall be fined not 

exceeding ten dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding six months. 

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

passage^^ ^ '^'^ "" ai'c hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 24, 1915. 



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63 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF " AN ACT ESTABLISHING MUNICIPAL COURTS 
AND ABOLISHING EXISTING POLICE COURTS," APPROVED MARCH 4, 
1915. 



Section 

1. Clerks to receive and account for 
fines, etc. 



Section 

2. Salaries of justices. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted h>j the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 



Section 1. Amend section 3 of an act passed at the 1915 ses- cierks to receive 
sion of the legislature and approved March 4, 1915, entitled "An filies.^Ttc'^'' 
act establishing municipal courts and abolishing existing police 
courts," by inserting after the word "shall" and before the 
M'ord "pay" of said section 3 the words, except in cases 
where otherwise specifically fixed by statute ; so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read : Sect. 3. The clerk shall receive 
all fines, forfeitures, and costs paid into the municipal court 
from any source, and after deducting fees of officers and witnesses, 
cost of clerk's bond, if any, court seal, record books, printing blanks, 
and such other expenses as may be legally incurred in the mainte- 
nance and conduct of said court, shall, except in cases where other- 
wise specifically fixed by statute, pay the same over to the treasurer 
of the city or town wherein the said court is located, for the use of 
said city or town. Such payments shall be made monthly, on or 
before the fifth day of each month, and shall cover the net receipts, 
as aforesaid of the said court for the month preceding, with a de- 
tailed statement of the amount, date, and from whom all moneys 
have been received. "When so required by vote of the city govern- 
ment or the selectmen of a town, the clerk of a municipal court shall 
give bond in such sura as may be designated and to the satisfac- 
tion of such person or persons as by said vote shall be designated, 
for the proper performance of his duty. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 10 of said act by striking out the whole Salaries of 
of said section after the words "four hundred dollars" and substi- 
tuting therefor the following : in towns of not more than five 
thousand and not less than thirty-five hundred inhabitants, three 
hundred dollars; in towns of less than thirty-five hundred inhab- 
itants, one hundred dollars and such further sum as such town may 
vote ; so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 
10. Salaries of justices of municipal courts shall be paid from the 
treasury of the city or town in which such courts are located, may 
be paid quarterly or monthly, and shall be in the following sums 
per annum : in cities of more than fifty thousand inhabitants, eight- 



64 Chapter 61. [1915 

een hundred dollars ; in cities of more than twenty-five thousand 
and less than fifty thousand inhabitants, fifteen hundred dollars; 
in cities of more than twenty thousand and less than twenty-five 
thousand inhabitants, twelve hundred dollars ; in cities of more than 
ten thousand and less than twenty thousand inhabitants, eight hun- 
dred dollars, except Portsmouth, which shall be one thousand dol- 
lars; in cities and towns of not less than seventy-five hundred and 
not more than ten thousand inhabitants, six hundred dollars ; in 
cities and towns of not less than five thousand and not more than 
seventy-five hundred inhabitants, four hundred dollars; in towns 
of not more than five thousand and not less than thirty-five hun- 
dred inhabitants, three hundred dollars ; in towns of less than thirty- 
five hundred inhabitants, one hundred dollars and such further 
sum as such town may vote. 
TakeB effect on Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 61. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 9 AND 10, CHAPTER 162, LAWS OP 
1911, RELATING TO CHILD LABOR. 



Section 

1. Employment certificates, who may 

issue. 

2. Vacation certificates, requisites of. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Employment cer- SECTION 1. Scctiou 9 of chapter 162. Laws of 1911, is hereby 
issue. ' amended by inserting after the word "superintendent" in the 

third line of said section the words, or in the absence of the super- 
intendent, so that said section as amended shall read : Sect. 9. An 
employment certificate shall be issued only by the superintendent 
of schools, or where there is no superintendent, or in the absence of 
the superintendent, by a person authorized by the school board, pro- 
vided, however, that no person authorized as aforesaid shall have 
authority to issue such certificate for any child then in or about to 
enter such person's own employment, or in the employment of a 
firm or corporation of which he is a member, officer or employee; 
in the city of Manchester the provisions of chapter 205 of the Ses- 



1915] Chaptee 61. 65 

sion Laws of 1905 shall remain in force, but the person appointed 
under such provisions shall be subject to the terms of this act. 

Sect. 2. Section 10 of chapter 162, Laws of 1911 is hereby Vacation certm- 
amended by inserting after the last paragraph thereof the follow- of. ^^' ^^^^^^ ^^ 
ing paragraph : Provided, hoivever, that a certificate which shall 
be valid only during a vacation period of the school year may be is- 
sued without requiring any certificate of school record ; nor shall 
an ability to read understandingly and write legibly simple sen- 
tences in the English language be a prerequisite to the issuance of 
such certificate. Said certificate shall plainly state on the face 
thereof the beginning and ending of the period during which it 
shall be valid, such period in no case to exceed three months; but 
in all respects other than the above such certificates shall comply 
with the provisions of this chapter ; so that section 10 as amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 10. The person authorized to issue 
an employment certificate shall not issue such certificate until he has 
received, examined, approved, and filed the following papers duly 
executed : ( 1 ) The school record of such child properly filled out 
and signed, as provided in this act. (2) A passport or duly at- 
tested transcript of the certificate of birth or baptism or public 
record, showing the date and place of birth of such child. (3) A 
certificate from a medical officer of the local board of health, or from 
a physician designated by the school board, certifying that the child 
has reached the normal development of a child of his age, and that 
he is in sufficiently sound health and physically able to perform the 
work which he intends to do. Provided, however, that a certificate 
which shall be valid only during a vacation period of the school 
year may be issued without requiring any certificate of school 
record ; nor shall an ability to read understandingly and write legi- 
bly simple sentences in the English language be a prerequisite to the 
issuance of such certificate. Said certificate shall plainly state on 
the face thereof the beginning and ending of the period during 
which it shall be valid, such period in no case to exceed three 
months ; but in all respects other than the above such certificates 
shall comply with the provisions of this chapter. 

Sect. 3. 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. ciausl^' '"®^®'* '°^ 

[Approved March 24. 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4, CHAPTER 48, LAWS OF 1907, EN- 
TITLED "an act FOR PREVENTING THE MANUFACTURE OR SALE OF 
ADULTERATED, OR MISBRANDED, OR POISONOUS, OR DELETERIOUS FOODS, 
DRUGS, MEDICINES, AND LIQUORS." 

Section 1. False statement as to curative effect is misbranding. 

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



False statement as 
to curative effect 
misbranding. 



Section 1. Section 4, chapter 48, Laws of 1907, is hereby 
amended by adding the following paragraph : Third. If the pack- 
age or label shall bear or contain any statement, design, or device 
regarding the curative or therapeutic effects of such article, or any 
of the ingredients or substance contained therein, which is false or 
fraudulent. 



[Approved March 24, 1915. 



CHAPTER 63. 



AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE BROKERS, IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 

29, LAWS OF 1905. 



Section 

1. Insurance brokers, how licensed. 

2. Limited license provided for. 

3. Insurer chargeable with broker's 

knowledge. 



Section 

4. Clerks not to be licensed. 

5. Existing licenses saved. 

6. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Insurance brokers, SECTION 1. The insurance commissioucr may upon the payment 
how licensed. ^^ ^^^ dollars issuc to any suitable person resident in this state, or 
resident in any other state granting insurance brokers' licenses to 
residents of this state, a license to act as an insurance broker to 
negotiate contracts of insurance or reinsurance, or place risks, or 
effect insurance or reinsurance, with any qualified domestic insur- 
ance company or its agent, or with the authorized agent in this 
state of any foreign insurance company duly admitted to do busi- 



1915] Chapter 63. 67 

ness in this state, upon the following conditions : The applicant 
for such a license shall tile with the insurance commissioner an ap- 
plication which shall be in writing upon a form to be provided by 
the commissioner and shall be executed by the applicant under 
oath and kept on file by the insurance commissioner. Such appli- 
cation shall state the name, age, residence, and occupation of the 
applicant at the time of making application, his occupation for the 
five years next preceding the date of filing the application, and shall 
state that the applicant intends to hold himself out and carry on 
business in good faith as an insurance broker, and shall give such 
other information as the commissioner may require. The applica- 
tion shall be accompanied by a statement upon a blank furnished by 
the insurance commissioner as to the trustworthiness and compe- 
tency of the applicant, signed by at least three reputable citizens of 
this state. If the insurance commissioner is satisfied that the appli- 
cant is trustworthy and competent and intends to hold himself out 
and carry on business in good faith as an insurance broker, he shall 
issue to him the license applied for. The commissioner may at any 
time after the granting of a broker's license, for cause shown and 
after a hearing, determine that the licensee has not complied with 
the insurance laws or is not trustworthy or competent, or is not 
holding himself out and actually carrying on business as an insur- 
ance broker, or is not a suitable person to act as such broker, and 
he shall thereupon revoke the license of such broker and notify 
him that his license has been revoked. A broker's license shall re- 
main in force one year from its date, unless sooner revoked by the 
insurance commissioner for cause. The commissioner shall publish 
a notice of the revocation of a broker's license in such manner as 
he deems proper for the protection of the public. No fee for the 
license aforesaid shall be required of any agent of a foreign insur- 
ance company whose license fees as such agent amount to ten dol- 
lars ; and in case his license fees as such agent are less than ten dol- 
lars, then he shall be required to pay such amount as with such fees 
shall amount to ten dollars. Brokers' licenses issued on applications 
as herein provided may, in the discretion of the insurance commis- 
sioner, be renewed upon the pa.yment of the proper fees without his 
requiring anew the details required in the original application. 

Sect. 2. In addition to issuing licenses giving the full authority Limited licenses. 
to the licensee as set forth in section 1 of this act, the insurance com- 
missioner is authorized at his discretion to issue insurance broker's 
licenses which limit the authority of the licensee to the extent agreed 
upon with the applicant and set forth in the license issued to him. 

Sect. 3. Companies issuing policies through their agents on ap- insurer chargeable 
plications from brokers shall be charged with the broker's knowl- knowledge. 
edge of facts to the same extent as if he were their agent. 



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1915 



Clerks not to be 
licensed. 



Existing licenses 
saved. 



Repealing clause 
act takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 4. No license under this act shall be required for salaried 
office clerks of insurance agents covering acts performed within the 
offices of such agents. 

Sect. 5. Insurance brokers' licenses in effect at the time of the 
passage of this act shall remain in force for one year from their date 
unless sooner revoked by the commissioner for cause. 

Sect. 6. Chapter 29, Laws of 1905, and all amendments thereto, 
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this 
act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 



[Approved March 24, 1915. 



CHAPTER 64. 



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



Section' 

1. May appropriate money for anniver- 
sary celebrations. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



May appropriate SECTION 1. Sectiou 4, chapter 40, of the Public Statutes, is 

money for anni- ... 

versary ceiebra- amended by inserting after the words "history of the town" the 
words, to appropriate money for the celebration of anniversaries, so 
that said section 4 as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 4. 
Towns may, at any legal meeting, grant and vote such sums of 
money as they shall judge necessary to support schools ; to build and 
repair schoolhouses ; to maintain the poor ; to lay out, build and 
repair highways and sidewalks ; to build and repair bridges ; to light 
streets ; to repair meeting-houses owned by the town so far as to 
render them useful for town purposes ; to aid hospitals ; to aid visit- 
ing or district nurse associations ; to encourage volunteer enlistments 
in case of war or rebellion ; to procure and erect a monument or 
memorial building to perpetuate the memory of such soldiers be- 
longing thereto as may have sacrificed their lives in the service of 
their country, including a suitable lot therefor and fence for its 
protection ; to defray the expense of decorating the graves of sol- 
diers and sailors who have served in the arrav or navv of the United 



1915] Chapter G4. 69 

States in time of war, not exceeding three hundred dollars yearly, 
to be given to and expended by committees appointed by the Grand 
Army of the Republic or by committees appointed by the Spanish 
War Veterans, so long as they shall continue the services of Menfo- 
rial Day as originally established and at present observed by that 
organization, and thereafter to such persons or organization as shall 
continue such services in the several towns; to provide and main- 
tain armories for military organizations stationed therein which 
form part of the New^ Hampshire National Guard or reserved mili- 
tia, not exceeding two hundred dollars yearly for each organization ; 
to provide means for the extinguishment of fires; to establish and 
maintain public libraries and reading rooms, or to assist in the main- 
tenance of any library or reading room that is kept open for the free 
use of all the inhabitants of the town ; to establish cemeteries, and 
parks or commons, and to improve the same ; to provide and main- 
tain receiving tombs ; to set out and care for shade and ornamental 
trees in highways, cemeteries, commons, and other public places ; to 
issue and distribute circulars, pamphlets, photographs, and other 
written or printed matter calling attention to the resources and nat- 
ural advantages of said towns; to provide and maintain suitable 
coasting and skating places, not exceeding five hundred dollars 
yearly ; to establish, equip, and maintain suitable places for public 
playgrounds ; to aid free public band concerts, not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars annually ; to procure the detection and apprehen- 
sion of any person committing a felony therein ; to prepare and pub- 
lish the history of the town ; to appropriate money for the celebra- 
tion of anniversaries ; to maintain and record weather observa- 
tions ; to defray the expenses of observing Old Home week ; and 
for all necessary charges arising within the town ; but no money 
shall be raised or appropriated at any special town meeting except 
by vote by ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall 
be equal in number to at least one half of the number of legal 
voters borne on the checklist of the town at the annual or biennial 
election next preceding such special meeting; and such checklist 
may be used at such meeting upon the request of ten legal voters 
of the town. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. ?1^„^.^!*^®*'* "^ 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 65. 



[1915 



AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION 2, CHAPTER 104, LAWS OF 1901, AS AMENDED 
BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 1, LAWS OF 1909, RELATING TO THE TRIAL OP 
PERSONS FOR MURDER, AND TO REPEAL SECTION 5, CHAPTER 278, OP 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 24, LAWS 
OF 1899, AND BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 114, LAWS OF 1903, AND TO RE- 
PEAL SECTION 3, CHAPTER 278, OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES. 



Section' 

1. Prior provisions repealed. 

2. Arraignment and trial for murder; 

one justice may preside. 



Section 

3. Murder, how punishable. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passag'e. 



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



Prior proyiBionB 
repealed. 



Arraignment and 
trial for murder. 



Murder, how 
punishable. 



Repealing clause ; 
act takes effect on 



Section 1. Section 2. chapter 104, Laws of 1901, as amended 
by section 1, chapter 1, Laws of 1909, relating to the trial of per- 
sons for murder, and section 5, chapter 278, of the Public Stat- 
utes, as amended by section 1, chapter 24, Laws of 1899, and by 
section 1, chapter 114, Laws of 1903, and section 3, chapter 278, of 
the Public Statutes, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. A person indicted for murder in either degree may be 
arraigned before the court holden by one justice. If he shall plead 
guilty of murder in the first degree, the court may immediately 
impose a sentence of imprisonment for life, or the court may sub- 
mit to a jury the question of punishment, whether it shall be im- 
prisonment for life or capital punishment. If he shall plead guilty 
to any offense less than murder in the first degree, the court shall 
impose sentence according to law, provided such plea shall be ac- 
cepted by the court. If he pleads not guilty, the court may assign 
him counsel and take other measures preparatory to a trial. At 
the trial of a person indicted for murder in any degree one justice 
may preside. 

Sect. 3. The punishment of murder in the first degree shall be 
death or imprisonment for life, as the jury may determine, except 
as provided for in section 2 of this act; and the punishment of 
murder in the second degree shall be imprisonment for life, or for 
such term as the court having cognizance of the offense may order. 
If the jury shall find the respondent guilty of murder in the first 
degree, the punishment shall be life imprisonment unless the jury 
shall add to their verdict the words, with capital punishment. 

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 March 24, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 66, 67. 71 

CHAPTER 66. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 168, LAWS OF 1913, ENTITLED 
''an act to ESTABLISH A STATE HIGHWAY CONNECTING THE MERRI- 
MACK VALLEY RO.\D WITH THE EAST SIDE ROUTE. ' ' 

Section I Section 

1. Proportion of state aid to towns. ' 2. Takes effect on pasasge. 

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

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 168, Laws of 1913, is hereby Proportion of 
amended by striking out all of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following : Sect. 4. Towns through which such high- 
way shall pass shall receive from funds herein provided one half 
the cost of such improvements within their limits; all state roads 
in said towns are hereby made a part of the system of highways of 
the town, and are to be town highways. If in the judgment of the 
highway commissioner towns through which said highway passes 
are entitled to a greater proportion of state aid than herein pro- 
vided, said highway commissioner is hereby authorized to allow to 
said towns such further sums as may be equitable. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 67. 



AN ACT AGAINST FALSE OR FRAUDULENT PRESCRIPTIONS BY PHYSICIANS. 



Section 

1. Prescription for intoxicating liquor, 

form of. 

2. Cancellation of prescriptions. 

3. False or fraudulent prescription, 

what deemed. 



Section 

4. Duty of license commissioners and 

special agents. 

5. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

Mav 1, 1915. 



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

Section 1. Before a physician shall give to any person a pre Prescription for 
seription for intoxicating liquor, the physician shall make a diagno- form'of!"^^ ^'^^°^' 
sis of the disease of the person applying for the prescription, and 
he shall exercise the same professional skill and care in giving a 



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prescription for intoxicating liquor as in giving a prescription for 
any poisonous drug. The prescription for intoxicating liquor for 
medicinal use shall be in the following form: 

State of New Hampshire, 

City or Town of 

I a regular practicing 

physician under the laws of New Hampshire, do hereby certify that 

I have examined , a patient 

under my care, and I do hereby prescribe (quantity) 

of (kind of liquor) ; 

and I further certify that in my opinion such liquor is necessary 
to cure or alleviate the disease from which the patient is suffering. 
(Signed) M. D. 



Cancellation of 
prescriptions. 



False or fraudu- 
lent prescription, 
what deemed. 



Duty of license 
commissioners and 
special agents. 



"Repealing clause; 
act takes eflfect 
May 1, 1915. 



Sect. 2. Every prescription given by a physician for intoxicat- 
ing liquor for medicinal use vshall be cancelled in the manner, and 
be sul)ject to the regulations, prescribed in sections 22, 23, 24, and 
25, of chapter 95, Laws of 1903, and amendments thereto. 

Sect. 3. The failure or neglect of a physician to make the ex- 
amination and exercise the care in giving a prescription for intoxi- 
cating liquor, as specified in section 1 of this act, or any violation 
of the provisions of this act, shall be deemed making a false or 
fraudulent prescription, under the terms and penalties of section 
25, of chapter 95, Laws of 1903, as amended by section 15, of chap- 
ter 49, Laws of 1905. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the state board of license com- 
missioners, in the administration of the license law in its applica- 
tion to druggists holding licenses of the fifth class, to direct the 
particular attention of the special agents to sales made by such 
druggists on physicians ' prescriptions ; and if there shall be found 
reason to believe that any physician has violated any of the provi- 
sions of this act in giving a prescription for intoxicating liquor, 
the board of license commissioners shall bring the matter to the 
attention of the attorney-general for his official investigation and 
action thereon. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect May 1, 1915. 



[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 68, 69. 73 

CHAPTER 68. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 88, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 52, LAWS OF 1909, RELATING 
TO SCHOOI- TAXES. 

Section i Section 

1. School money, how raised. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Section 2, chapter 88, of the Public Statutes, as school money, 

-,^/^/^ • 1 -,-,■,■ 'lo^ raised. 

amended by chapter 52, Laws oi 1909, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "enumerated" the following: with such al- 
terations thereof as may be voted by the district ; so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. The school board 
of each district in their annual report shall state in detail the sums 
of monej^ which will be required during the ensuing fiscal year for 
the purchase of text-books, scholars' supplies, flags, and appurte- 
nances, and for the payment of the tuition of the scholars of the 
district in high schools and academies, in accordance with chapter 
96 of the Laws of 1901, and for the payment of all other statutory 
obligations of the district. The selectmen of the town, in their 
next annual assessment, shall assess upon the taxable polls and 
property of the district a sum sufficient to meet the obligations 
above enumerated, with such alterations thereof as may be voted 
by the district, and when collected shall pay the same over to the 
district treasurer. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION ], CHAPTER 126, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 32, LAWS OF 1901, RELATING 
TO THE WEIGHT OF LOAVES OP BREAD. 

Section I Section 

\. Weight of bread regulated. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Section 1, chapter 126, of the Public Statutes, as weight of bread 

. regulated 

amended by chapter 32, Laws of 1901, is hereby amended by strik- 



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Takes effect on 



ing out all of said section after the words ' ' shall weigh either ' ' and 
inserting in place thereof the words, twelve ounces, one pound, a 
pound and a half, twenty-eight ounces, two pounds, two pounds and 
a half, three pounds, or four pounds, so that said section shall read 
as follows: Section 1. Loaves of soft bread offered for sale shall 
weigh either twelve ounces, one pound, a pound and a half, twenty- 
eight ounces, two pounds, two pounds and a half, three pounds, or 
four pounds. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 70. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE OFFICE HOURS IN STATE DEPARTMENTS. 



Section 

1. Office hours prescribed. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Office hours pre SECTION 1. All State officcs and departments in the state house 
scribed. shall be open continuously for the transaction of public business 

between the hours of eight-thirty o'clock in the forenoon and five 
o'clock in the afternoon each day of the week except Sunday; 
provided, that such offices and departments may be closed on legal 
holidays and on Saturday afternoons throughout the year, if 
not incompatible with public business; and provided, further, that 
the provisions of this section may be suspended by the governor 
and council as to any department when in their judgment the 
necessities of such department may make such suspension justifi- 
able. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
In v^ssVge.^^''^ hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



1915] 



Chapters 71, 72. 



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CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 43, LAWS OP 1903, RELATING TO 
STATE NURSERY INSPECTOR. 



Section 

1. Nursery inspector, how appointed. 

2. Violations, how prosecuted. 



Section 

3. Takes eiifect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 43, Laws of 1903, by Nursery inspector, 
striking out the words ' ' state board of agriculture ' ' in the first line °^ ^pp''*'^ 
of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the words commissioner 
of agriculture, and by striking out the word "board" in the fourth 
line of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the word commis- 
sioner, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Section 1. The commissioner of agriculture shall annually ap- 
point some person qualified by scientific training and practical ex- 
perience, to be state nursery inspector, and he shall be responsible 
to the commissioner for the performance of his duties as prescribed 
in this act. The said inspector may appoint such number of 
deputies, not exceeding two, as he may deem necessary or expe- 
dient. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 7 of chapter 43, Laws of 1 903, by violations, how 
striking out the words ' ' secretary of the state board ' ' and inserting ^^"^^'^^ 
in lieu thereof the word commissioner, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: Sect. 7. All parties violating 
this act shall be prosecuted by the commissioner of agriculture. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 72. 



AN ACT TO enlarge THE POWERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Districts may raise money, for what 
purposes. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 3, chapter 89, of the public Statutes, Districts may raise 
as amended by chapter 55, Laws of 1913, by inserting after the "^p^g'es"'" ^^^^ 
word "outbuildings" the following: and buildings to be used for 



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Takes effect on 
passage. 



occupancy by the teachers in the employ of such school district; 
so that said section shall read : Sect. 3. School districts may 
raise money to procure land for schoolhouse lots and for the en- 
largement of existing lots ; to build, purchase, rent, repair, or 
remove schoolhouses and outbuildings, and buildings to be used for 
occupancy by the teachers in the employ of such school district ; 
to procure insurance ; to plant and care for shade and ornamental 
trees upon schoolhouse lots; to provide suitable furniture, books, 
maps, charts, apparatus, and conveniences for schools; and to pay 
debts. School districts may at any legal meeting holden therein, 
by a majority of the legal voters present and voting at the meeting, 
authorize its school board to hire money for any of the purposes 
above mentioned, of individuals living in the town in which such 
school district is located, at a rate of interest not exceeding five per 
cent, per annum, and provided that all moneys thus loaned shall 
be exempt from taxation. 

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



[Approved March 24, 1915.; 



CHAPTER 73. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 169, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATWE TO FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR 

AGENTS. 



Section 

1. Mutual insurance company, prerequi- 
sites for license. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

Mutual insurance SECTION 1. Section 3, chapter 169, of the Public Statutes, as 
company prerequi- amended by section 1, chapter 217, Laws of 1913, is hereby amended 

Slt6S lor 11C6IIS6. * 

by adding after the words ' ' provided that such a mutual company, 
if authorized to transact the business of fire insurance only," the 
words, or the business of boiler and fly-wheel insurance only, and 
also by striking out the word ''not" as it appears in the nineteenth 
line of section 1, chapter 217, Laws of 1913, so that said section 3 
as amended by this bill shall read as follows : Sect. 3. No such 
mutual insurance company shall be licensed to do business in the 
state, unless it shall possess two hundred thousand dollars ($200,- 



1915] Chapter 74. 11 

000) of cash assets invested as provided in the preceding section, 
nor unless its assets equal its outstanding liabilities, including rein- 
surance, to be estimated as in the case of joint stock insurance com- 
panies, and including also the amount of its guaranteed capital. 
Provided, that such a mutual company, if authorized to transact 
the business of lire insurance only, or the business of boiler and fly- 
wheel insurance only, may be licensed if it possesses a surplus of 
not less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), with also in- 
vested assets of not less than one hundred and fifty thousand dol- 
lars ($150,000), with additional contingent assets of not less than 
one liundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) ; or if it pos- 
sesses a surplus equal to its total liability, with also invested as- 
sets of not less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000), 
M'hich surplus shall be well invested and immediately available 
for the payment of losses in this state ; provided further, that such 
company shall insure on no single hazard an amount larger than 
one tenth of its net assets, and that it has transacted business in 
its home state at least five years prior to the date of applying for 
admission to this state. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^^t^Lf^"^ "'' 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 74. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3, CHAPTER 137, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO WITNESSES TO DEEDS. 

Section I Section 

1. One witness to deed required. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 3, chapter 137, of the Public Statutes, One witness 

rofluirGu.. 

be amended by striking out the Avord "two" in the third line there- 
of and inserting in place thereof the word one ; so that said sec- 
tion, as amended, shall read as follows : Sect. 3. Every deed or 
other conveyance of real estate shall be signed and sealed by the 
party granting the same, attested by one or more witnesses, ac- 
knowledged by the grantor before a justice, notary public, or com- 
missioner, or before a minister or consul of the United States in a 
foreign country, and shall be recorded at length in the registry 
of deeds in the county in which the land lies. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING A METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE EQUALIZED 
VALUATION PER PUPIL OP AVERAGE ATTENDANCE FOR THE TOWN OF 
BOSCAWEN. 



Section 

1. Equalized valuation, how determined. 

2. Apportionment of state aid. 



Section 

3. Teachers' fund, how apportioned. 

4. Takes effect July 1, 1915. 



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



Equalized valua- 
tion, how deter- 
mined. 



Apportionment of 
state aid. 



Graduate teachers 
fund, how ap- 
portioned. 



Takes effect July 
1, 1915. 



Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 138, Laws of 1911, is hereby 
■imended by striking out all of said section, and substituting there- 
for the following : Section 1. The " equalized valuation per pupil 
of average attendance," as the term is used in chapter 158, Laws 
of 1909, shall be determined for the town district of Boscawen, and 
for so much of the town of Boscawen as maj^ be joined in the Union 
School District of Penacook, in manner following: The equalized 
valuation of said town district and for the part of said Boscawen 
joined in the Union School District of Penacook shall be the equal- 
ized valuation of the town of Boscawen. The "average attend- 
ance" for the purposes of chapter 158, Laws of 1909, shall, applied 
to said town of Boscawen, be the average attendance of all pupils 
domiciled with parents or guardians in said Boscawen, who attend 
school in either the town district, so called, or in the Union 'School 
District of Penacook. For the purposes of this act, so much of the 
town of Boscawen as may be joined in the Union School District 
of Penacook shall be considered as an independent school district 
of said Boscawen. 

Sect. 2. The funds accruing to the town of Boscawen under the 
provisions of section 2, chapter 158, Laws of 1909, as hereby 
amended, shall be apportioned to the said school districts in the 
manner following: To each of said districts a sum in proportion 
to the total fund received by the town, as the average attendance 
in such district of pupils domiciled with parents or guardians in 
said Boscawen may be to the total average attendance of pupils 
domiciled with parents or guardians in said Boscawen. 

Sect. 3. The funds accruing to the town of Boscawen under the 
provisions of section 3, chapter 158, Laws of 1909, shall be appor- 
tioned to each of said school districts according to the number of 
teachers actually employed in the town district and the number 
of teachers actually employed in the Union District as described 
above for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 191 5. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 76, 77. . 79 

CHAPTER 76. 

AN ACT IN xVMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 187 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE PROBATE OF WILLS. 

Section | Sectiox 

1. Executor to give- notice of legacy. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 187 of the Public Statutes is hereby Executor to give 
amended by adding thereto the following section : Sect. 15. °"*'*^^ ° ®^**^^" 
Every executor shall, within sixty days after his appointment, 
notify each legatee specifically, named in the will, of the fact that 
such legatee appears to be interested therein; and every executor 
shall, within ninety days after his appointment, certify to the judge 
of probate that notice as herein required has been given, stating in 
what manner and to wliom. The notice herein required shall be 
in form prescribed by the probate court, and shall be delivered by 
such executor to such legatee in person or by sending the same by 
mail, postage prepaid, addressed to the last known place of resi- 
dence or place of business of such legatee. When the legatee is a 
corporation, association, or institution, notice shall be given to the 
president or treasurer thereof; provided, however, that if such 
legatee shall not be living, or such corporation, association, or in- 
stitution shall have discontinued business, notice by mail as herein 
required shall be sufficient. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.1 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION 7, CHAPTER 177, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY BY GUARD- 
IANS. 

Skctiox 1. License to guardian, etc., to sell personalty. 

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



Section 1. Amend section 7, chapter 177, of the Public Stat- License to guar- 
utes, by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in- personalty. 
stead thereof the following: Sect. 7. Any guardian or conser- 



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vator, after the return of the inventory of the personal estate of his 
ward, may, within six months after the filing thereof, apply to the 
judge of probate by petition for a license to sell the same, except 
notes, bonds, stocks, and other written evidences of debt, and the 
judge of probate shall by license authorize the sale of the same, 
either by auction or private sale ; and if no sale shall be made by 
license of the judge of probate, the guardian or conservator shall 
be chargeable for the appraised value thereof, except such goods 
and chattels as have been kept for the use of his ward. If the 
guardian has conducted the sale thereof with fidelity, the judge of 
probate shall charge him in the settlement of his account only for 
the amount of such sale. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 78. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE RATES OF TELEPHONE COMPANIES. 

Section I Section 

1. To be under supervision of public 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

service commission. | passage. 

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

To be under super- SECTION 1. All telephone compauics doiug busiucss In this state 

lerv^ice^commis-" shall, withiu sixty days after the passage of this act, establish and 

^"'°* file with the public service commission schedules of rates and 

charges for telephone service for periods of from three to eleven 

months inclusive. Different rates may be established for such 

service under varying conditions affecting the cost of rendering the 

same, but all such rates and the practices with respect to such 

service shall be in all respects just and reasonable and shall be 

subject to the same supervision and control by the public service 

commission as other rates and practices of such companies. 

Repealing clause; Sect. 2. Chapter 141 of the Laws of 1909 is hereby repealed, 

passage^^ ^ ^'^^ °^ and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 1 AND 9, CHAPTER 59, LAWS OF 
1901, ENTITLED "aN ACT TO PROTECT AND REGULATE THE USE OF 
THE NzVME OR TITLE OF VETERINARY SURGEON OR V. S. " 



Section 

1. Use of title "veterinary surgeon" reg- 
iilated. 



Section 

2. Unauthorized use, how punished. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 59, Laws of 1901, by in- Use of title "vet- 

J r- ' p n n erinary surgeon 

serting after the letter " S " in the second line thereof the follow- regulated. 
ing words: or practice veterinary medicine or surgery, or any 
branch thereof, or shall directly or indirectly receive or accept any 
compensation as a practitioner of veterinary medicine or surgery, 
under the pretense that he is a regular professional veterinary sur- 
geon ; so that said section as amended shall read : Section 1. No 
person shall use the name or title of veterinary surgeon or V. S., or 
practice veterinary medicine or surgery, or any branch thereof, or 
shall directly or indirectly receive or accept any compensation as 
a practitioner of veterinary medicine or surgery, under the pre- 
tence that he is a regular professional veterinary surgeon, in this 
state, after the first day of June, 1901, unless such person shall be 
registered in accordance with this act. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 9 of said chapter by inserting after the Unauthorized use, 

. . how punished. 

letter " S " in the second line thereof the following : or practice as 
such under false pretense; so that said section as amended shall 
read: Sect. 9. Any person who shall use the name or title of 
veterinary surgeon or V. S., or practice as such under false pre- 
tense, in contravention to the provisions of this act, shall be guilty 
of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined for each 
offense the sum of fifty dollars. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF CORPORATIONS, AND IN AMEND- 
MENT OP CHAPTER 150, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO IN- 
DIVIDUAL LIABILITY OF CORPORATORS. 



Section 

1. Fifty per cent, of authorized capital 

may be issued. 

2. Individual liability of stockholders. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Fifty per cent, of SECTION 1. Any Corporation now existing or which may here- 
may°bf SsueT'*^ after be established under the laws of this state, which has a capital 
stock and has among its objects a division of profits among its stock- 
holders, may vote to issue shares of its capital stock to an amount 
not less than fifty per cent, of the total amount lawfully fixed and 
limited. If any such corporation shall so vote, it shall thereupon 
cause to be filed in the office of the clerk of the town in which its 
principal place of business is located and in the office of the secre- 
tary of state a certified copy of the vote and a certificate under 
oath, signed by its treasurer and a majority of its directors, stating 
the total amount of capital stock which the corporation is author- 
ized to issue, the total amount which it has voted to issue, and that 
the whole amount of capital stock which the corporation has so 
voted to issue has been paid in in cash or property at a fair 
valuation. 

Sect. 2. Section 8, chapter 150, of the Public Statutes, is here- 
by amended by inserting after the word "corporation," in the 
fourth line thereof, the following words: or in the event that the 
corporation has voted to issue stock to an amount less than the 
whole amount of its authorized capital, the amount which the cor- 
poration has voted to issue ; so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: Sect. 8. Every stockholder, except stockholders 
in banks and railroads, shall be liable for all debts and contracts 
of the corporation until the whole amount of the capital fixed and 
limited by the corporation, or in the event that the corporation has 
voted to issue stock to an amount less than the whole amount of its 
authorized capital, the amount which the corporation has voted to 
issue, shall have been paid in, and a certificate thereof, under oath, 
signed by the treasurer and a majority of the directors, has been 
filed and recorded by the clerk of the city or town where such cor- 
poration has its principal place of business, and not afterward, ex- 
cept in the cases specified in the preceding section. Stockholders in 



Individual liability 
of stockholders. 



1915] Chapter 81. 83 

railroads shall be liable only to the amount of the par value of their 
stock therein and not otherwise. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. paLl^e!' '^"'' ""^ 

. [Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 81. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 43, LAW^S OF 1901, RELATING TO 
THE SALE OP PERTILIZERS. 

Section I Section 

1. Prior provisions amended. ' 2. Takes effect on pasasge. 

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

Section 1. Amend chapter 43, Laws of 1901, by striking out Prior provisions 
all of sections 2, 3, 7, and 8, and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing : 

Sect. 2. Before any commercial fertilizer is sold or offered or Analysis and 
exposed for sale, the manufacturer, importer, or party who causes furnished. ; 

it to be sold or offered for sale, within this state, shall file with the 
commissioner of agriculture a certified copy of the statement named 
in section 1 of this act, and shall also deposit with said commis- 
sioner, at his request, a sealed glass jar or bottle containing not less 
than one pound of the fertilizer, accompanied by an affidavit that 
it is a fair average sample thereof. 

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

Sect. 7. The commissioner of agriculture shall annually cause Analysis by oom- 
to be analyzed at the New Hampshire College agricultural experi- ™itur^"ow m^ll. 
ment station one or more samples of every commercial fertilizer or 



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License fees, 
how expended. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



fertilizer material sold or offered for sale under the provisions of 
this act. tSaid commissioner shall cause a sample to be taken, not 
exceeding two pounds in weight, for said analysis, from any lot or 
package of such fertilizer or fertilizer material which may be in the 
possession of any manufacturer, importer, agent, or dealer in this 
state ; but said sample shall be drawn in the presence of the parties 
in interest or their representatives and taken from a parcel or a 
number of packages, which shall not be less than ten per cent, of 
the whole lot sampled, and shall be thoroughly mixed and then 
divided into equal samples and placed in glass vessels and carefully 
sealed and a label placed on each, stating the name or brand of the 
fertilizer or material sampled, the name of the party from whose 
stock the sample was drawn, and the time and place of drawing, 
and said label shall also be signed by the person taking the sample 
and by the party or parties in interest, or their representative pres- 
ent at the drawing and sealing of said samples; one of said dupli- 
cate samples shall be retained by the commissioner and the other 
by the party whose stock was sampled, and the sample retained by 
the commissioner shall be for comparison with the certified state- 
ment named in section 1. The result of the analysis of the sam- 
ples shall be published from time to time, together with such addi- 
tional information as circumstances may advise, in reports of bul- 
letins by the commissioner of agriculture or by the New Hampshire 
College agricultural experiment station as the governor and coun- 
cil may determine. All parties violating this act shall be prosecuted 
by the commissioner of agriculture. 

Sect. 8. The amount of license fees received by said commis- 
sioner by virtue of this act shall be paid by him to the treasurer 
of the state of New Hampshire. The treasurer of the state of New 
Hampshire shall pay from such amount, when duly approved, the 
moneys required for the expense incurred in making the inspection 
required by this act and enforcing the provisions thereof. Said ex- 
penses shall include those incurred for laboratory expenses, chem- 
ical supplies, traveling expenses, printing, and other necessary mat- 
ters. 

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



[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



1915] Chapter 82. 

CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Stock dividends authorized. 

2. Certain corporations excepted. 



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 corporation now existing or which may here- stock dividends 
after be established under the laws of this state, which has a capital 
stock and has among its objects a division of profits among its stock- 
holders, may capitalize its undivided surplus profits by issuing to 
its stockholders certificates of stock representing their respective 
shares of the whole, or such part thereof as the corporation may 
determine, of any surplus profits belonging to the corporation and 
represented by cash or property. For this surplus the corporation 
may increase its capital stock within the limits provided by law ; but 
no issue of stock representing undivided surplus profits shall be 
authorized to be issued at less than par, nor until a certified copy 
of the vote authorizing the same, and a certificate as hereinafter 
provided, shall have been recorded in the office of the clerk of the 
town in which its principal place of business is located and in the 
office of the secretary of state. The certificate aforesaid shall be 
under oath and signed by the treasurer and a majority of the di- 
rectors, and shall state the number of shares and the par value 
thereof issued to represent surplus profits, and that said stock rep- 
resents cash or property at a fair valuation owned by the corpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 2. The provisions of section 1 shall not apply to railroad Certain corpora- 
corporations and public utilities subject to the jurisdiction of the 
public service commission. 

Sect. 3. So much of section 11, chapter 273, of the Public Stat- Repealing clause; 
utes, as is inconsistent with this act, and all other acts and parts of passage. 
acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



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Chapters 83, 84. 



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CHAPTER 83. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF SAVINGS BANK DEPOSITS. 



Section 

1. Certain state and municipal bonds to 
be deducted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Certain bonds to 
be deducted. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Tn determining the amount of savings deposits bear- 
ing interest upon which any savings l)ank or trust company shall be 
required to pay the excise tax of three-fourths of one per cent., as 
now required by law, there shall be deducted from the amount of 
such savings deposits the portion thereof invested in bonds or notes 
of this state or any of the counties, municipalities, school districts, 
and village precincts of this state, which by virtue of any law of 
this state would be exempt from taxation if held by a citizen of the 
city or town in which such institution shall be located. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 84. 



AN ACT TO RESTRICT THE USE OF COMMON TOW^ELS. 



Use prohibited. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect June 
1, 1915. 



Section 

1. Use prohibited in certain iilaces. 

2. Penalty for violation. 



Section 

3. Takes effect June 1, 1915. 



Be it enacted bji tJie Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. In order to prevent the spread of communicable dis- 
eases, the use of the common towel is hereby prohibited in all pub- 
lic places, vehicles, or buildings, and the state board of health is 
hereby authorized to enforce this act. 

Sect. 2. Whoever violates the provisions of this act, or any rule 
or regulation of the state board of health made under authority 
hereof, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be liable to a 
fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of June, 1915. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] _ 



1915] Chapter 85, 87 

CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN DISEASES OF THE EYES OP INFANTS. 



Section 

1. Certain cases to be reported. 

2. Duties of state board of health. 



Section 

3. Weekly report to state board. 

4. Penalty for violation. 



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

Section 1. Should one or both eyes of an infant become in- Certain cases to 
flamed, swollen, and red, and show an unusual discharge at any ® ^^^^'^ ^ 
time within two weeks after its birth, it shall be the duty of the at- 
tending midwife, nurse, relative, or other attendant treating or hav- 
ing charge of such infant, to report in writing, within six hours 
thereafter, to the board of health of the city or town in which the 
parents of the infant reside, the fact that such inflammation, swell- 
ing, and redness of the eyes and unnatural discharge exist, ex- 
cept that if a legally qualified physician is in attendance, he shall 
report as required by this section within twenty-four hours. 

Sect. 2. Upon receipt of a report as set forth in section 1 of Duties of state 
this act, the hoard of health, if no physician is in attendance, shall 
at once direct the parents, or Avhoever has charge of such infant 
having such inflammation, swelling, redness, or unnatural discharge 
of the eyes, immediately to place it in charge of a legally qualified 
physician, or in charge of the city or town physician if unable to 
pay for medical services. 

Sect. 3. The board of health of every city and town in the state Weekiy reports. 
shall make a weekly report to the state board of health, upon blanks 
furnished for that purpose, of all cases reported under the provi- 
sions of section 1 of this act, and the state board of health is author- 
ized to adopt such rules, regulations, and instructions as it may 
deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 4. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be penalty. 
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding 
twenty-five dollars for each offense. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



88 CH.\fTEBS 86, 87. [1915 

CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 170, OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO THE FORM OP INSURANCE CONTRACTS. 

Section 1. Insurance commissioner may prescribe shape and size. 

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

Commissioner may SECTION 1. Amend section 1, chapter 170. of the Public Statutes, 

prescribe shape . . „ -> ^ c-r-r • ^ • -i 5 ? • • i • j^i 

and size. by inserting arter the words He is authorized m said section the 

following : to prescribe the shape and size and ; so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : Section 1. The form of policy 
and insurance contract now in force in the state is continued until 
the insurance commissioner shall change it. He is authorized to 
prescribe the shape and size and to change the form of such con- 
tracts from time to time as he may think the public good requires. 
Any company using any other form of policy than the one pre- 
scribed shall forfeit its license. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 66, LAWS OF 1899, RELATING TO 
offenses AGAINST THE NATIONAL AND STATE FLAGS. 

Section I Section 

1. Desecration of flag defined; penalty. ' 2. Takes effect April 1, 1915. 

Be it cnarfed hjj thr Senate and Hmtse of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Desecration of SECTION 1. Chapter 66 of the Laws of 1899, relating to offences 

penalty. °^ ' agaiust the national and state flags, is amended by striking out the 

entire chapter after the enacting clause, and inserting in lieu there- 
of the following : Section 1. If any person shall in any manner, 
for exhibition or display, place or cause to be placed any inscrip- 
tion, design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, character 
marks, or notice whatsoever, upon the national flag, or upon any 
flag, standard, color, or ensign of the United States, or upon the 



1915] Chapter 87. 89 

state flag of this state, or upon any state flag or ensign of any of 
the several states of the United States, or upon any flag or ensign 
evidently purporting to be either of said flags, standards, colors, or 
ensigns, or who in any manner appends, annexes, or affixes or 
causes the same to be done, to any such flag, standard, color, or en- 
sign, any inscription, design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, 
vrords, marks, or notice whatsoever, or who exhibits or displays, or 
causes to be exhibited or displayed, the national flag, or any flag, 
standard, color, or ensign of the United States, or the state flag 
of this state, or the state flag of any of the several states of the 
United States, or any flag or ensign evidently purporting to be 
either of said flags, standards, colors, or ensigns, upon which shall 
in any manner be placed, attached, annexed, or affixed any inscrip- 
tion, design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, marks, 
or notice whatsoever, or who shall expose or cause to be exposed to 
public view, manufacture, sell, expose for sale, give away, or have 
in possession for sale, or to give away, or for use for any purpose, 
any article, or substance, being an article of merchandise, or a re- 
ceptacle of merchandise, or article or thing for carrying or trans- 
porting merchandise, upon which shall have been printed, painted, 
attached, or otherwise placed, a representation of any such flag, 
standard, color, or ensign, to advertise, call attention to, decorate, 
mark, or distinguish the article or substance on which so placed, or 
who publicly mutilates, tramples upon, defiles, defaces, or casts con- 
terript upon, either by words or acts, any of said flags, standards, 
colors, or ensigns, whether any of said flags, standards, colors, or 
ensigns are public or private property, shall be deemed guilty 
of a misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine of not ex- 
ceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, 
or by both such fine and imprisonment; provided, however, that 
flags, standards, colors, or ensigns, the property of or used in the 
service of the United States or of this state, may have inscriptions, 
names, actions, words, marks, or symbols placed thereon, pursuant 
to law or authorized regulations; and flags displayed with names, 
symbols, pictures, or mottos representing political parties and used 
for such purposes alone, and flags used by societies of a religious 
or fraternal nature, shall be exempt from the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and" be in force from and Takes^efifect April 
after the first day of April, 1915. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.1 



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Chapters 88, 89. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHA'ptER 184 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RE- 
LATING TO TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING COURTS OF PROBATE. 

Skctiox 1. For Grafton county, when and where held. 

Be it enacted hi/ the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convenel: 



For Grafton 
county. 



Section 1. Amend chapter 184 of the Public Statutes by strik- 
ing out the whole of section 9 and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: Sect. 9. For the county of Grafton, — at Lebanon, on 
the third Tuesday of January, April, July, and October; at Ply- 
mouth, on the second Tuesday of February, May, and November, 
and the fourth Tuesday of July ; at Woodsville, on the third Tues- 
day of March. June, September, and December ; at Littleton, on the 
first Tuesday of May and November ; at Canaan, on the first Tues- 
dav of June. 



[Approved March 31, 1915. 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 61, LAWS OF 1909, RELATING TO 
THE SALE OF SEEDS. 



Section 

1. Prior provisions amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 



Prior provisions 
amended. 



Guarantees, 
based. 



how 



Publication of 
tests. 



Section 1. Amend chapter 61, Laws of 1909, by striking out 
all of sections 2, 3. and '6, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: 

Sect. 2. Sellers or dealers in seeds may base their guarantees 
upon tests or analyses conducted by themselves, their agents, or 
by the commissioner of agriculture or his agents; provided, that 
such tests or analyses shall be made in such a manner and under 
such conditions as the said commissioner may prescribe. 

Sect. 3. The results of all tests or analyses of seeds made by 
the said commissioner, together with the names and addresses of the 



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Chapter 90. 



91 



pei'sons from whom the samples of seed were obtained, shall be 
published in reports of bulletins by the commissioner of agricul- 
ture or the New Hampshire College experiment station, as the gov- 
ernor and council may determine. The report may contain equit- 
able standards of purity and vitality, together with such informa- 
tion concerning agricultural seeds as may be of public benefit. 

Sect. 6. The commissioner of agriculture shall diligently en- Enforcement. 
force the provisions of sections 1 and 4 of this act, and in his dis- 
cretion prosecute offenses against the same. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INVESTIGATION OP THE WATER-POWER OF 
THE STATE AND FOR DETERMINING THE BEST METHODS OF UTILIZING 
THE SAME. 



Section 

1. Expenditure authorized. 

2. Cooperative agreement authorized. 



Section 

3. Funds, how disbursed. 

4. Annual report. 



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



Section 1. Such sums as may from time to time be appropri- Expenditure 
ated by the legislature, or so much thereof as shall be required, 
may be expended for the determination of the amount of water- 
power available on streams of the state, and for investigating the 
best methods of utilizing the same, for the purpose of providing 
the people of the state with information that will further industrial 
development. 

Sect. 2. The governor is herebv empowered to enter into co- Co-operative agree- 

., , ,. ' p , -TT • . 1 c^ j^ i^ r^ ^ ment authorized. 

operative agreement with the director oi the United State (jeolog- 
ieal Survey for the purpose of making the investigation aforesaid. 

Sect. 3. The moneys appropriated for this purpose shall be Funds, how dis- 
paid out of the treasury on vouchers approved by the governor 
and council, and, in the case of co-operative work, by said director. 

Sect. 4. A progress report of the co-operative work done in Annual report. 
each year under the foregoing sections shall be made to the gov- 
ernor by the director of the United States Geological Survey dur- 
ing the month of January following the completion of such year. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



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Chapters 91, 92. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 91. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF WOMEN AS POLICE 

MATRONS. 



Section 

1. Police matrons, 
powers of. 



appointment and 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passa 



Police matrons, 
appointment and 
powers of. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Any official or board which in any city or town 
may be empowered to appoint constables a,nd police officers may 
appoint one or more women, as police matrons. Such women shall 
have, within the limits of such city or town, all the powers con- 
ferred by law upon constables and upon the police ; provided, how- 
ever, that such women shall have no power in relation to the service 
of civil process. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 205 OF THE LAWS OF 1913, ENTI- 
TLED " AN ACT TO CONTROL THE FURTHER POLLUTION OF STREAMS, 
LAKES, AND RIVERS AND THE PROTECTION OF WATER SUPPLIES. 



Section 

1. Prior provisions amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Prior provisions SECTION 1. Chapter 205 of the Laws of 1913, entitled "An act 

amended. ^^ control the further pollution of streams, lakes, and rivers and the 

protection of water supplies," is hereby amended by striking out 

sections 3 and 4, and inserting in place thereof the following : 

Unapproved aux- Sect. 3, No pcrsou. Corporation, or association, supplying 

ieguLtTd^Powers watcr to the public for domestic use, shall have resort to, hold in 

2eauh.* ^""'■^ °* reserve, or maintain a connection through which water may be 

received from, any auxiliary or emergency source of supply, the 



1915] Chapteib 92. 93 

quality of which has not been approved by the state board of health 
and under regular inspection thereby, unless such source shall have 
been duly declared to and registered by the said board. Every 
valve, gate, or other device for controlling or preventing the in- 
flow of water of such unapproved character to the public supply- 
pipe system must be of such construction as to permit of effective 
sealing or inspection, and such valves, gates, or other devices shall 
be kept under or subject to the seal and inspection of the state 
board of health. Whenever it shall become necessary to break such 
seal or to resort to an unapproved emergency source, notice there- 
of within twenty-four hours shall be conveyed to the said board 
by telephone or telegraph and also by mail. The state board of 
health shall have full control and oversight of emergency intakes. 
It may, when feasible and deemed necessary for the protection of 
public health, upon reasonable notice require the abandonment of 
any existent emergency source and the adoption of other means of 
supply; and if in its judgment the circumstances warrant, it may 
order the permanent installation and continuous maintenance in 
connection therewith of some approved form of disinfecting appa- 
ratus or equipment. In case said board shall require the aban- 
donment of any such emergency source, the person, corporation, 
or association aggrieved thereby shall have an appeal to the super- 
ior court in term time or vacation, said appeal to be taken within 
thirty days from the receipt of the order from said board, and said 
court may make such orders thereon as justice may require. 

Sect. 4. Whoever violates any of the provisions of this act, or Penalty, 
fails to comply with the lawful orders and requirements of the 
state board of health duly made and provided herein, or whoever 
hinders or obstructs any inspector in the pursuit of his lawful 
duty, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred 
dollars nor more than one thousand dollars. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



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Chapter 93. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 93. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM OF CROSS-STATE HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. Highways provided for. 

2. Routes and order of construction. 

3. Change of existing highways. 

4. State aid, what towns entitled. 

5. Api)i)rtiijnment of fund. 



Section" 

6. Apportionment of state aid. 

7. Maintenance of highways. 

8. Expenditure authorized. 

9. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Highways pro- 
vided for. 



Routes and order 
of construction. 



Change of existing 
highways. 



State aid, what 
towns entitled. 



Section 1. The highway commissioner may designate for im- 
provement by suitable description, whenever in his opinion the 
public good so requires, a system of continuous highways which 
shall include the following, and file the same with the secretary 
of state : From Claremont to Rochester, or to Dover ; from Clare- 
mont to Plymouth ; from Plymouth to Haverhill ; from Lebanon 
to Franklin ; from Laconia to Rochester ; from Concord to the Mas- 
sachusetts line in Cheshire county; from Lancaster to Gorham; 
from Waterford bridge in Littleton to Franconia Notch; from 
the East Side road in Ossipee, through "Wolfeboro and Alton, to the 
Merrimack Valley road at Suncook in Pembroke; from the South 
Side road in Keene or Marlborough to the Massachusetts state line 
in Fitzwilliam; from Taylor's Falls bridge in Hudson to Derry 
Depot in Derry. 

Sect. 2. The highway commissioner shall determine the route 
to be followed by each of the highways enumerated in section 1 of 
this act and the order in which work thereon shall be begun, prose- 
cuted, and completed, subject to appeal as provided by law. 

Sect. 3. The routes of such highways may be changed from ex- 
isting highways by the highway commissioner to such extent as in 
his opinion the public good may require, and for that purpose he 
is authorized to designate such changes, and the governor and 
council may take or purchase land and have damages assessed 
therefor, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 35, Laws of 
1905. 

Sect. 4. No city or town through which said highways may be 
designated to pass shall receive any state aid for highway improve- 
ment other than on highways heretofore designated for improve- 
ment, except on such highways until said improvement thereon 
shall have been completed within such city or town. No part of 
the funds hereinafter provided shall be used within the compact 
part of any city or town having a population of twenty-five hun- 



1915] Chapter 93. 95 

dred or more, such compact part to be determined by the highway- 
commissioner. 

Sect. 5. The highway commissioner shall apportion the fund Apportionment of 
hereinafter provided to the several cities and towns through which 
said highways shall pass. In making such apportionment, prefer- 
ence shall be given to such parts of said highways as have not here- 
tofore been improved under state aid, and to such portions as shall 
be in such condition as to require immediate improvement. If, in 
the opinion of the highway commissioner, any part or parts of such 
highways shall be in such condition as to require immediate im- 
provement, the money hereby appropriated may be used wholly 
or in part in improving such part or parts, and the highway com- 
missioner shall have authority to make all contracts for the imme- 
diate improvement of such part or parts. 

Sect. 6. The hia-hwavs enumerated in section 1 of this act shall Apportionment of 
be improved by that city, town, or place within which they are 
located, at the expense of such city, town, or place, and to the sat- 
isfaction of the highway commissioner; and such city, town, or 
place shall receive from the state one half the cost of such im- 
provement, and such further sums, in towns unable to pay that 
proportion, as in the opinion of the highway commissioner may 
be equitable. In case any city, town, or place shall neglect to 
improve said roads, after being so requested by the highway com- 
'missioner, such improvements shall be made under the direction 
of the highway commissioner at the expense of the state, and one 
half of the cost thereof, less such further sums, in towns unable 
to pay one half the cost thereof, as in the opinion of the highway 
commissioner may be equitable, shall be added to the state tax 
for such city or town ; provided, that such sum so added shall not 
exceed one fourth of one per cent, of the valuation of the ratable 
estate on which other taxes are assessed by such city or town, nor 
in any event exceed an average of twenty-five hundred dollars per 
mile of highway improved. 

Sect. 7. The highways designated by section 1 of this act shall Maintenance. 
be maintained in accordance with the provisions of section 20, 
chapter 35, Laws of 3905 (added to said chapter by chapter 155, 
Laws 1909), as amended by section 2, chapter 192, Laws of 1911. 

Sect. 8. The highway commissioner is hereby authorized and Expenditure au- 
empowered to expend, for the purpose of carrying out the provi- 
sions of this act, such part as he may see fit of the appropriation 
made at this session for the completion of the three trunk lines 
(known as the East Side, West Side, and Merrimack Valley roads) 
and the three cross-lines (known as the Rockingham road, South 
Side road, and the road from Meredith to Ossipee connecting the 
East Side and Merrimack Valley roads), as the aggregate amount 



96 



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[1915 



of the state funds applied for by the towns, on May 1, 1916, and 

May 1, 1917, through which said highways shall pass, shall be less 

than the sum appropriated for that year. 

Repealing clause; Sect. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

pass^gl.^ ^^^"^^ °° are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 94. 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF NEEDY BLIND. 



Section 


Section 


1. "Needy blind" defined. 


6. 


Surgical or medical treatment. 


2. Who entitled to relief. 


7. 


Annual examination. 


3. Claim, how filed. 


8. 


Withdrawal or modification of 


4. Evidence required. 


9. 


False statement, how punished. 


5. Aid. how limited. 


10. 


Takes eflfect on passage. 



aid. 



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



"Needy blind" de- 
fined. 



Who entitled to 
relief. 



Claim, how filed. 



Section 1. Any person of either sex who. by reason of loss of 
eyesight, is unable to provide himself with the necessities of life, 
M^io has not sufficient means of his own to maintain himself, and 
who, unless relieved as authorized by these provisions, would be- 
come a charge upon the public or upon those not required by law 
to support him, shall be deemed a needy blind person. 

Sect. 2. In order to receive Telief under these provisions, a 
needy blind person must become blind while a resident of this state, 
and shall be a resident of the county for one year and of the state 
for five years. 

Sect. 3. At least ten days prior to action on any claim for re- 
lief hereunder, the person claiming shall file with the county com- 
missioners a duly verified statement of the facts bringing him with- 
in these provisions. The list of claims shall be filed in a book kept 
for that purpose, in the order of filing, which record shall be open 
to the public. 
Evidence required. Sect. 4. No Certificate of qualification of drawing money here- 
under shall be granted until the county commissioners shall be 
satisfied, from the evidence of at least two reputable residents of 
the county, one of whom shall be a registered physician, that they 
know the applicant to be blind, and that he has the residential 
qualifications to entitle him to the relief asked. Such evidence 



1915J Chapter 94. 97 

shall be in writing, subscribed to by such witnesses, and be subject 
to the right of investigation b}^ the county commissioners. 

Sect. 5. If the county commissioners be satisfied that the ap- Aid, how limited, 
plicant is entitled to relief hereunder, they shall furnish aid to 
said applicant in such sum as they find needed, not to exceed one 
hundred and fifty dollars per annum, to be paid from the county 
treasury, and such relief shall be in place of all other relief of a 
public nature. 

Sect. 6. If the county commissioners, in the examination of Surgical or medi- 
the cjualifications of anj^ person filing a claim for relief hereunder, 
or who may have been allowed relief by such commissioners, shall 
determine upon the evidence of a registered physician and surgeon 
that any person or persons making such claims or then on such 
lists might have such disability benefited or removed by proper 
surgical operation or medical treatment, and such person entitled 
to such relief files his consent in writing thereto, then the county 
commissioners may expend for the purpose of such surgical oper- 
ation or medical treatment all or any portion of the relief which 
the county commissioners may award to such person for one year 
under the provisions of this act ; and in such case shall pay the 
sum so awarded to the persons entitled to pay for such surgical 
operation or medical treatment, instead of being paid to the per- 
son entitled to such relief. 

Sect. 7. The county commissioners annually shall make exam- Annual examina- 

tion. 

mation as to qualifications of anyone on the blind list, and increase 
or decrease the amount within the limits herein prescribed. If not 
satisfied that the person on the list is qualified to draw his money, 
said commissioners shall remove such person from the list. 

Sect. 8. The county commissioners may at any time during withdrawal or 
the year inquire into the qualifications and examine as to the dis- aid. 
ability and needs of any person theretofore placed on such blind 
list ; and in case said commissioners find that any person is not 
qualified to draM^ further relief, or that such disability has been 
removed in whole or in part, then said commissioners may at any 
time thereafter during such year modify or change the amount 
theretofore found necessary for such relief, or remove such per- 
son from the list qualified to draw any money for relief. 

Sect. 9. Whoever, to secure for himself or another the benefit ^a'se statement, 
provided in this chapter for needy blind persons, makes a false 
statement shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of perjury. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

i o passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



98 Chapter 95 [1915 

CHAPTER 95. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 74, LAWS OP 1909, ENTITLED " AN 
ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF ICE IN CERTAIN CASES." 



Section 

1. Rivers, etc., may be closed to fishing. 

2. Notice of hearing, how given. 



Section 

4. Penalty for violation. 

5. Repealing clause; act take.s efifect on 



8. Expense of warning, how borne. ' passage. 

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

Rivers, etc., 'may SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 74, Laws of 1909, is hereby 
fishfng!^*^ *° amended by inserting in the third line thereof, after the word 

"ponds," the word rivers, and by inserting in the seventh line 
thereof, after the word "such," the word river, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. Upon appli- 
cation of any person, corporation, or copartnership interested in 
the cutting or harvesting of ice for domestic or commercial pur- 
poses in any of the public ponds, rivers, or lakes in the state, or 
interested in fishing therein, the fish and game commissioners may, 
upon hearing, close to fishing, for such period or periods of time 
as they may order, in whole or in part, any such river, lake, or 
pond, as they may deem necessary to protect the crop of ice thereon 
while the same is being formed, cultivated, cut, and harvested. 
Notice of hearing, Sect. 2. Section 2 of said chapter is hereby amended by insert- 
ow given. 1^^ 1^ ^1^^ fifth line thereof, after the word "such," the word river, 

so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. 
The fish and game commissioners shall give notice of such hearing 
by posting notice thereof, stating the date, place, and hour of such 
hearing, and the purpose thereof, at least five days before the date 
of said hearing, in at least three public places in the town or towns 
where such river, pond, or lake is located. 
Expense of mark- Sect. 3. Section 3 of Said chapter is hereby amended by insert- 
ing, how boriip. ^j^g [^ ^Y\e second line thereof, after the word "such," the word 
rivers, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 
3. The expense of separating by suitable marks, or monuments, 
or boundaries, the space on such rivers, ponds, or lakes left open 
for fishing, shall be borne by the petitioner. 
Penalty. Sect. 4. Scctiou 4 of Said chapter is hereby amended by insert- 

ing in the second line thereof, before the word "ponds," the word 
rivers, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Sect. 4. Any person who shall fish through the ice. or cut holes 
in the ice for fishing, on such portions of such rivers, ponds, and 
lakes as under the provisions of this act have been closed to fishing. 



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99 



shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars ($20), or imprisoned 
not more than sixty days, or both. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 125, I,AWS OP 1907, 
RELATING TO THE TRIAL OP DEPENDENT, NEGLECTED, AND DELIN- 
QUENT CHILDREN. 



Section 

1. Publication of certain facts regu- 
lated. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 3, chapter 125, Laws of 1907, is hereby fjWication^ofwr- 
amended by striking out the last sentence — "It shall be unlawful lated. 
for any newspaper to publish any of the proceedings of any juve- 
nile court" — and substituting for it the following: It shall be 
unlawful for any newspaper to publish the name, or address, or 
any other particular information serving to identify any juvenile 
delinquent arrested, without the express permission of the court, 
and it shall be unlawful for any newspaper to publish any of the 
proceedings of any juvenile court; so that said section shall read: 
Sect. 3. Courts shall designate suitable times for the hearing of 
cases of juvenile offenders, and dependent or delinquent children, 
which shall be called the session for children, for which a sepa- 
rate 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 used 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 the name, or address, or any other particular information 
serving to identify any juvenile delinquent arrested, without the 
express permission of the court, and it shall be unlawful for any 
newspaper to publish any of the proceedings of any juvenile 
court. 

Takes effect on 

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



[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



100 Chapter 97. [1915 

CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 68, LAWS OF 1911, IN RELATION 
TO PROCEEDINGS AGAINST AND THE LIQUIDATION OF INSTITUTIONS 
UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF THE BANK COMMISSIONERS. 

Section I Section 

1. Procedure if examination resisted or 2. Takes effect on passage, 

unsafe methods employed. | 

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

Procedure if ex- SECTION 1. Amend chapter 68, Laws of 1911, by striking out 

amination resisted ,. ^ ,. .. . , ,, ^iii?n- o o 

or unsafe methods section 2 and inserting in place thereoi the loliowing : IbECT. z. 

employed. j£ ^j^^, institution to which the act applies shall refuse to permit an 

examination of its affairs by the commissioners, or shall refuse to 
furnish the necessary facilities therefor, or shall violate its charter 
or any law of this state after having been notified in writing by the 
commissioners of such violation, or if at any time it appears to the 
commissioners that its business is being conducted in an unsafe or 
unauthorized manner, or that it is necessary for the public safety 
that it should not continue to transact business, the bank commis- 
sioners may represent the fact by petition to some justice of the 
superior court, who may issue an injunction prohibiting as far as 
may be thought necessary the transaction of any business of said 
bank, and the said commissioners shall cause the same to be duly 
served. Such injunction may be modified by said justice, and any 
justice of the superior court, upon petition and notice to the bank 
commissioners, may dissolve, modify, continue, or extend the same 
as equity may require. If in the opinion of said justice of the 
superior court the public good requires, he may direct the bank 
commissioners to take possession forthwith of the property and 
business of such institution, and they may retain possession thereof 
until the bank shall resume business, or until its affairs shall finally 
be liquidated as herein provided, and upon completing such liqui- 
dation the charter of such institution shall be vacated. 

pSsiy.*^*'* °° ^^'^'r- 2- "^^^^^ ^^t shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



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101 



CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SUBDIVISION VII OF SECTION 10, CHAPTER 50, 
OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO POWERS OF CITY COUNCILS, 
AND OF SECTION 9, CHAPTER 43, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO DUTIES OF TOV^N OFFICERS. 



Section 

1. Powers of city councils as to streets, 

etc. 

2. Powers of selectmen as to sidewalks, 

etc. 



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. Subdivision vii of section 10, chapter 50, of the Powers of city 
Public Statutes, is hereby amended by addipg the words, by traffic streets, etc. 
thereon or in any other manner, after the word "ground" in the 
seventh line, and by adding the words, or the city subjected to 
expense thereby, after the word "incommoded" in the eighth line, 
so that said subdivision as amended shall read as follows : VII. To 
regulate all streets and public ways, wharves, docks, and squares, 
and the use thereof, and the placing or leaving therein any car- 
riages, sleds, boxes, lumber, wood, or any articles or materials, 
and the deposit of any waste or other thing whatever ; the removal 
of any manure or other material therefrom ; the erection of posts, 
signs, steps, or awnings; the digging up the ground by traffic 
thereon or in any other manner, or any other act by which the pub- 
lic travel may be incommoded or the city subjected to expense 
thereby ; the securing by railings or otherwise any well, cellar, or 
other dangerous place in or near the line of any street ; to prohibit 
the rolling of hoops, playing at ball, or flying of kites, or any other 
amusement or practice having a tendency to annoy persons passing 
in the streets and sidewalks, or to frighten teams and horses within 
the same ; and to compel persons to keep the snow, ice, and dirt 
from the sidewalks in front of the premises owned or occupied by 
them. 

Sect. 2. Section 9, chapter 43, of the Public Statutes, is hereby Powers of select- 
amended by adding the words, and amendments thereto, after the waiks^^ et^c.^' ^ 
word "Statutes" in the fifth line, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 9. The selectmen may regulate the 
use of public highways, sidewalks, and commons in their respective 
towns, and for this purpose may exercise all the powers conferred 
upon city councils by section 10, subdivision 7, chapter 50, of the 
Public Statutes, and amendments thereto, and by any other provi- 
sions of law upon the subject. 



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Repealing clause; 
act takes efifect on 
passage. 



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 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 99. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 164, LAWS OF 1911, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 145, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE 
COMMISSION. 



Section 

1. Disqualification to sit at hearing. 

2. Clerk provided for. 

3. Pees and expenses in certain cases. 



Section 

4. Orders, continuance of ; how served. 

5. Extension of street railways. 

6. Takes effect on pasasge. 



Disqualification of 
commissioner to 
sit at hearing. 



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

Section 1. Paragraph (h) of section 2, chapter 164, Laws of 
1911, as amended by section 4, chapter 145, Laws of 1913, is 
amended by striking out the following: " (h) No commissioner 
shall sit upon the hearing of any question which the commission is 
to decide in a judicial capacity who would be disqualified for any 
cause, except exemption from service, to act as a juror upon the 
trial of the same question between the same parties in an action at 
law. This shall not be construed to apply to inquests in accident 
cases," and by inserting in place thereof the following: (h) No 
commissioner shall sit upon the hearing of any question which the 
commission is to decide in a judicial capacity who would be dis- 
qualified for any cause, except exemption from service and knowl- 
edge of the facts involved gained in the performance of his official 
duties, to act as a juror upon the trial of the same question between 
the same parties in an action at law ; so that said paragraph as 
amended shall read : (h) No commissioner shall sit upon the hear- 
ing of any question which the commission is to decide in a judicial 
capacity who would be disqualified from any cause, except exemp- 
tion from service and knowledge of the facts involved gained in the 
performance of his official duties, to act as a juror upon the trial 
of the same parties in an action at law. A majority of the com- 
mission shall constitute a quorum to transact business, and any 
hearing or investigation may be held or conducted by two commis- 
sioners or by a single commissioner, but no order, rule, or regula- 
tion shall be made and promulgated except by the full commission 



1915] Chapter 99. 103 

or a majority thereof; provided, however-, that no hearing or inves- 
tigation, except in accident cases, shall be held or conducted by a 
single commissioner if any party whose interests may be affected 
shall five days before the date of hearing file a request in writing 
that the same be held or conducted by the full commission, or a 
majority thereof. 

Sect. 2. Paragraph (o) of section 2 of said chapter 164, as cierk provided 
amended by section 6 of said chapter 145, is amended by striking °'* 
out the following: " (o) The commission may employ an assistant 
clerk, and any record, order, certificate, or other process, document, 
or paper issued or made by said commission may be signed by the 
clerk, or by said assistant clerk, or by any commissioner," and by 
inserting in place thereof the following: (o) The commission may 
employ a clerk, and any record, order, certificate, or other process, 
document, or paper issued or made by the commission may be 
signed by the clerk, or by any commissioner. 

Sect. 3. Section 19 of said chapter 164. as amended by section Fees and expenses 
18 of said chapter 145, is amended by striking out the following: '" '=«^ *'° "^^^s- 
"Sect. 19. Sections 1 and 2 of chapter 50 of the Laws of 1905, 
entitled 'An act relating to the inspection and licensing of boats, 
and the examination and licensing of their captains, masters, engi- 
neers and pilots,' are hereby repealed. Until otherwise provided 
by law, the powers and duties imposed by that act upon inspec- 
tors appointed thereunder, and upon the board of railroad com- 
missioners, shall be exercised and performed by the public service 
commission, and said commission, subject to the same supervision 
by the governor and council as shall be provided bj^ law with ref- 
erence to its other employees, may employ such inspectors and as- 
sistants as it may require for the proper performance of said duties. 
All fees collected under the provisions of said act shall be paid into 
the state treasury as provided by chapter 164 of the Laws of 1911, 
as amended by this act," and by inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: Sect, 19. (a) In each case arising under paragraph (e) 
of section 13, chapter 164, Laws of 1911, as amended by section 13, 
chapter 145, Laws of 1913, the commission shall charge and collect 
fees as follows : For the entry of each petition, twenty-five dollars ; 
for the making of each order of notice for service upon the owner 
or owners of each parcel of land described in said petition in which 
rights are sought to be taken, one dollar ; and for the entry of each 
order granting land, rights, or easements in any such case, ten dol- 
lars for each tract of land granted or affected. 

(b) In the case of an appeal from an order or decision of the 
commission, the commission shall collect from the party making the 
appeal a fee of ten cents per folio of one hundred words for the 
copy of the record and such testimony and exhibits as shall be trans- 
ferred, and five cents per folio for manifold copies, and shall not be 



im Chapter 99. [1915 

required to certify the record upon any such appeal, nor shall said 
appeal be considered until fees for copies shall have been paid. 

(c) The commission may fix and collect reasonable fees for cop- 
ies of the records of the commission, certified or otherwise, and for 
copies of testimony taken before the commission, and for publica- 
tions of the commission. 

(d) Whenever any investigation shall be necessary to enable the 
commission to pass upon any petition for authority to issue stock, 
bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness, or for authority 
to sell, transfer, or lease the plant, works, or system of any railroad 
corporation or public utility, or any part of the same, the petitioner 
or petitioners shall pay the extra expense to the state involved in 
the investigation of the matters covered by said petition, including 
the amounts expended for experts, accountants, or other assistants, 
but not including any part of the salaries of the commissioners and 
regular employees, such payment to be made at such time as may 
be fixed by rule of the commission, but before any order upon such 
petition shall be made. 

Orders, continu- Sect. 4. Scctiou 20 of Said chapter 164, as amended by para- 
served. ' graphs (a) and (d) of section 20 of said chapter 145, is amended 
by striking out the following: "Sect. 20. (a) Section 17 of said 
act in its original form is repealed, but said repeal shall not affect 
the rights of any party to any proceeding pending in the superior 
court at the time of the passage of this act. Sections 18 and 19 of 
said act are amended by renumbering the same as sections 23 and 
24 respectively, ^d) All acts and parts of acts in any way in 
conflict with this act are hereby repealed so far as they do so con- 
flict, and this act shall take effect upon its passage ; provided, that 
nothing in this act shall be so construed as to amend or repeal 'An 
act to provide a method for adjusting the maximum rates for fares 
and freights on steam railroads,' approved April 29, 1913," and by 
inserting in place thereof the following : 

Sect. 20. (a) Every order of the commission requiring any 
railroad corporation or public utility to do or not to do anything 
shall take effect at the time therein specified, and, except as other- 
wise in this act especially provided shall continue in effect for 
such period as shall be therein designated, and if no period shall be 
designated, until the same shall be altered, amended, suspended, 
annulled, set aside, or otherwise modified by the commission or by 
a court of competent jurisdiction. 

Orders of the commission granting authority or permission to do 
any act or thing shall not require to be served, but the exercise in 
any part of the authority or permission granted in any such order 
shall charge the railroad corporation, public utility, or person so 
exercising such authority or permission with full knowledge of 
said order ; and such railroad corporation, public utility, or person 



1915] Chapter 99. MS 

shall comply with all the requirements thereof, and fully conform 
thereto. 

Every order requiring to be served shall in every case where the 
railroad corporation or public utility affected has an agent in the 
city of Concord, appointed as provided in this section, be served 
upon said agent by giving a certified copy thereof to him in hand, 
or by leaving a like copy at his office or residence. If no agent has 
been so appointed, service may be made by giving a like copy to any 
person upon whom service could be made in an action at law against 
such railroad corporation or public utility, or by sending the same 
by mail, postage prepaid, addressed to such railroad corporation 
or public utility at any usual post-office address of the same. 

Any railroad corporation or public utility may, by writing filed 
with the commission, appoint an agent who shall reside and have 
an office in the city of Concord, upon whom service for and on be- 
half of such railroad corporation or public utility may be made 
by the commission. Thereupon, service of any such notice, order, 
or process shall be made upon such agent. In default of such ap- 
pointment, service may be made as hereinbefore provided. Such 
appointment may at any time be revoked or a new appointment 
made by like writing similarly filed with the commission. 

At any time after the making and entry thereof, the commission 
may, after notice and hearing, alter, amend, suspend, annul, set 
aside, or otherwise modify any order made by it. 

Sect. 5. Paragraph (b) of section 11 of said chapter 164, as Extension of 
amended by section 11 of said chapter 145. is amended by adding^ 
thereto the following words: Said commission, after notice and 
hearing, may order any just and reasonable extension of any street * 

railroad within the limits of any city or town within which said 
railroad, or any part thereof, may be located, and thereafter it 
shall be the duty of the railroad corporation owning said street rail- 
road to comply with said order and construct such extension; so 
that said paragraph as amended shall read: (b) Whenever the 
commission shall be of the opinion, after a hearing had upon its 
own motion or upon complaint, that any part of any railroad within 
the state reasonably requires alteration or reconstruction, or that 
the regulations, practices, equipment, appliances, or service of any 
railroad corporation or public utility operating as a common car- 
rier of passengers or freight in respect to transportation of persons 
or property within the state are unjust, unreasonable, unsafe, im- 
proper, or inadequate, the commission shall determine the recon- 
struction or alteration reasonably required, or the just, reasonable, 
safe, adequate, and proper regulations, practices, equipment, ap- 
pliances, and service thereafter to be in force or to be provided, 
and shall fix and prescribe the same by order to be served upon 
every railroad corporation or such public utility to be bound 



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Takes effect on 
passage. 



thereby ; and thereafter it shall be the duty of every such railroad 
corporation or such public utility to observe and obey each and 
every requirement of everj^ such order so served upon it, and to 
do everything necessary or proper in order to secure absolute com- 
pliance with, and observance of, every such order by all of its 
officers, agents, and employees. Said commission, after notice and 
hearing, may order any just and reasonable extension of any street 
railroad within the limits of any city or town within which said 
railroad, or any part thereof, may be located, and thereafter it shall 
be the duty of the railroad corporation owning said street railroad 
to comply with said order and construct such extension. 
Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT TN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 155, LAWS OF 1913, 
RELATING TO THE CLEARING OF LUMBER SLASH ALONG HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. Disposal of slash regulated. 



Section 

2. Takes effect July 1, 1915. 



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



Disposal of slash 
regulated. 



Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 155, Laws of 1913, is hereby 
amended by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in- 
stead thereof the following : Sect. 6. On and after July 1, 1915, any 
person, firm, or corporation cutting wood or lumber on property 
adjacent to the right of way of any steam or electric railroad or 
public highway shall dispose of the slash caused by such cutting in 
such a manner that the inflammable material shall not remain on 
the ground within forty feet of the right of way of any steam rail- 
road, or within twenty feet of the right of way of any electric rail- 
road or the traveled part of any public highway. Any operator of 
wood or timber on such land, or any owner of such land where cut- 
ting is done, may be fined not more than ten dollars for each acre 
of such land or fraction thereof from which the inflammable mate- 
rial is not properly disposed of within sixty days from the cutting 
of the trees thereon ; provided, that any owner or operator who 
cuts wood or timber during the winter, after November 1, shall have 
until May 1 in Grafton, Carroll, and Coos counties, and until April 



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1 in other counties, to remove the slash in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this section. If such slash is destroyed by burning, such 
burning shall be done with the permission of the town forest fire 
warden. Tlie forestry commission is hereby charged with the exe- 
cution of this section. All owners or operators shall be required 
to use due care in clearing such land, and shall not be relieved of 
liability for damage imposed by chapter 128, Laws of 1909, and 
amendments thereto; but no owner of such land shall be liable 
for damages resulting from fires not set by himself or his agents. 
Sect. 2. This amendment shall take effect July 1, 1915. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



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Takes effect July 
1, 1915. 



CHAPTER 101. 



AN ACT RELATIVE TO ANTITOXIN. 



Section 

1. State board of health to distribute; 

annual appropriation of $2,400. 

2. To be furnished to physicians. 



Section 

3. Unauthorized sale, how punished. 

4. Takes effect September 1, 1915. 



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



Section 1. The state board of health is hereby authorized to i^is'/ibution ; an- 

. . T ., nual appropriation 

purchase antitoxin for the treatment of diphtheria and to distribute of $2,400. 
the same free of charge under such rules and regulations as said 
board may prescribe ; and a sum not exceeding twenty-four hun- 
dred dollars for each of the years ending August 31, 1916 and 1917, 
is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses thereof, upon vouchers 
duly approved according to law. 

Sect. 2, The antitoxin shall be kept at stations designated by ^"^ sfcia'^n7'^'^** ^ 
the state board of health and shall be furnished physicians duly 
registered and licensed under the state law, upon application by 
prescription of regular form 

Sect. 3 
chased or distributed under the provisions of this act, for personal 
gain, shall be fined ten dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect September 1, 1915. Sir ^'"1 9 is' 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



A person selling or disposing of any antitoxin pur- J[,°^'^*''*'f ^®*j ^*'*' 



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1915 



CHAPTER 102. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 49, CHAPTER 43, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATIVE TO CHOICE AND DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 



Section 
1. Claremont fiscal year ends January 31. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Claremont fiscal 
year to end Jan- 
nary 31. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 49, chapter 43, of the Public Statutes, is 
hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the words : except 
the town of Claremont, where the fiscal year shall end on the thirty- 
first day of January ; so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 49. The fiscal year of towns shall end with the 
fifteenth day of February, except the town of Claremont, where the 
fiscal year shall end on the thirty-first day of January. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 103. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Department 
created. 



Section 

1. Highway department created. 

2. Highway commissioner provided for. 

3. Salary of commissioner. 

4. Powers and duties of commissioner. 

5. Appeals from commissioner. 



Section 

6. Report of commissioner. 

7. Expense of administration. 

8. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. The office of state engineer, as provided for in sec- 
tion 2, chapter 35, Laws of 1905, is hereby terminated, and there is 
hereby created a department for the laying out, construction, and 
maintenance of highways constructed or maintained in whole or in 
part by the use of state funds, which shall be known as the state 
highway department. 



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Sect. 2. Within thirty days after the passage of this act, the Highway commis- 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint for?^'^ ^^""^ 
and commission a highway commissioner, who shall be skilled in the 
construction and maintenance of highways. He shall hold office 
for a term of five years from the date of his appointment and until 
his successor is appointed and qualified. The governor and council 
may at any time remove said highway commissioner for inefficiency, 
neglect of duty, or malfeasance in ofifice, but he shall not be so re- 
moved without a hearing, after reasonable notice in writing of the 
charges against him. In case of vacancy, or incapacity of the com- 
missioner, the governor and council are hereby invested with power 
to appoint an acting commissioner, fix his compensation, limit his 
term of office, and so qualify his powers and duties under this act 
as they may from time to time deem to be expedient. 

Sect. 3. The annual salary of said highway commissioner shall saiary of commis- 
be fixed by the governor and council at not to exceed four thousand ®"'°®''' 
five hundi'ed dollars, payable in equal monthly installments, to- 
gether with his actual expenses when on official duty elsewhere than 
in the office of the department. He shall be provided with suitable 
quarters for his office and that of the department in the state house, 
and may employ such expert and clerical assistance as in his opin- 
ion is necessary, subject to the approval of the governor and coun- 
cil as to compensation. 

Sect. 4. Said ^highway commissioner shall have all the powers Powers and duties 
and perform all the duties imposed by the laws of the state in force " '^°™°"®*'°°^^- 
next prior to the passage of this act upon the governor and council 
so far as the same relate to highway matters. He shall exercise 
general supervision, control, and direction, on behalf of the state, 
over all matters pertaining to the location, construction, mainte- 
nance, and abandonment of highways, now or hereafter built or 
maintained either in whole or in part with money appropriated 
from the state treasury. He shall have the power to fix and decide 
upon the location and route of any highways now or hereafter au- 
thorized to be so built, whether the same be wholly within one 
town, or between places adjacent or remote ; the order in which 
work thereon shall be begun, prosecuted, and completed ; the method 
of construction to be employed ; the kind and quality of materials 
to be used ; the manner in which any such highway shall be main- 
tained ; and all other matters pertinent thereto, including the 
awarding of all contracts for the construction or maintenance of 
such highways, and the supervision of the work done thereunder. 
He shall have the same powers heretofore delegated to the governor 
and council in regard to the purchase of land or material necessary 
for the construction or maintenance of highways, as provided by 
section 9, chapter 35, Laws of 1905; but the taking of land or 



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Appeals. 



Report. 



Expenses. 



Repealing clause ; 
act takes effect on 
passage. 



material for such purposes by the exercise of the process of eminent 
domain, and the sale and conveyance of land included in any discon- 
tinued portion of a highway, shall remain with the governor and 
council as provided in said section. 

Sect. 5. Appeals may be taken by county commissioners in be- 
half of unincorporated places, by the mayor and aldermen for cit- 
ies, by the selectmen for towns, or by not less than ten voters of a 
town affected, from decisions of the highway commissioner as to 
location and route, to be taken within thirty days from the filing 
of the same, and as to the method of construction, grade, kind and 
quality of materials, including bridges and culverts, to be taken 
witliin ten days after the beginning of the work, by petition to the 
governor and council. The governor and council, upon the filing 
with them of such appeal petition, shall issue notice to the inter- 
ested parties of the time and place of a hearing thereon, and the 
decision of the governor and council in the matter shall be final. 

Sect. 6. Said highway commissioner shall make a biennial re- 
port to the governor and council containing a statement of all work 
done and expenditures incurred by this department, together with 
such other information as may be of public interest. 

Sect. 7. The expenses of administration of this act shall be pro- 
vided for as defined in chapter 114, Laws of 1913. 

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



[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR COMPLETING A DORMITORY AT THE PLYMOUTH 

NORMAL SCHOOL. 



Section 

1. Appropriation of $65,000. 

2. Disposal of Normal Hall. 



Section 

3. Expenditure authorized. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Appropriation of 
$65,000. 



Section 1. That the sum of sixty-five thousand dollars be and 
hereby is appropriated for completing the dormitory for the Ply- 
mouth normal school — said dormitory to include a gymnasium with 
suitable accessories, together with the necessary heating and light- 



1915] Chapter 105. • 111 

ing equipment and furnishings — and for the moving of present 
buildings as may be necessitated thereby ; said sum to be expended 
under the direction of whatever body is delegated with powers and 
duties as to the construction of state buildings. 

Sect. 2. The governor and council are hereby authorized to dis- Normal Hail, 
pose of the building known as Normal Hall. 

Sect. 3. The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for Expenditure au- 
said appropriation out of any money in the treasury not otherwise °"^^ ' 
appropriated. 

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

' ^ '=' . passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2. CHAPTER 51, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO PUBLIC CEMETERIES AND PARKS. 

Section I Section 

1. Cemetery location restricted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 51, of the Public Statutes, cemetery locatron 
by inserting after the word "dwelling-house" in the second and '■''''"■'*'*®*- 
fifth lines of said section the following words : schoolhouse or school 
lot ; so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. 
No cemetery shall be laid out within twenty rods of any dwelling- 
house, schoolhouse or school lot, store, or other place of business, 
without the consent of the owner of the same, nor any enlargement 
of existing cemeteries within twenty rods, except when the land so 
laid out is at a greater distance from any dwelling-house, school- 
house or school lot, store, or public place than the original cemetery 
for the enlargement of which such lands shall be taken. 

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

^ r- o passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 40, LAWS OP 1905, AS AMENDED BY 
CHAPTER 68, LAWS OF 1907, AND CHAPTER 42, LAWS OF 1911, RE- 
LATING TO A TAX ON LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS. 



Section 

1. Prior provisions repealed; new pro- 
visions substituted. 



Section 

2. Application of act limited. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



^e^\et°Bnd^^ SECTION 1. Chapter 40, Laws of 1905, as amended by chapter 

enacted. 68, Laws of 1907, and chapter 42, Laws of 1911, is hereby amended 

by striking out sections 1, 5, 16, 18, 19, and 20 and inserting new 
sections in place thereof, which shall read as follows : 
hSe'^ritSes'^ax"^ SECTION 1. All property within the jurisdiction of the state, 
aWe. real or personal, and any interest therein, belonging to inhabitants 

of the state, and all real estate within the state, or any interest 
therein, belonging to persons who are not inhabitants of the state, 
which shall pass by will, or by the laws regulating intestate succes- 
sion, or by deed, grant, bargain, sale, or gift, made in contempla- 
tion of death, or made or intended to take effect in possession or 
enjoyment at or after the death of the grantor or donor, to any 
person, absolutely or in trust, except to or for the use of the father, 
mother, husband, wife, brother, sister, lineal descendant, adopted 
child, the lineal descendant 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 educational, religious, cemetery, or other institutions, 
societies, or associations of public charity in this state, or for or 
upon trust for any charitable purpose in the state, or for the care 
of cemetery lots, or to a city or town in this state for public pur- 
poses, shall be subject to a tax of five per cent, of its value, for the 
use of the state ; and administrators, 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. An institution or society shall be deemed to be 
in this state, within the meaning of this act, when its sole object 
and purpose is to carry on charitable, religious, or educational 
work within the state, but not otherwise. 

Tax to be deducted Sect. 5. An executor, administrator, or trustee holding prop- 
er collected by , . . ., I ■,, ^ -, i i ^ n -j. 

executor, etc. erty subjcct to Said tax shall deduct the tax thererrom or collect it 
from the legatee or person entitled to said property, and he shall 
not deliver property or a specific legacy subject to said tax until 
he has collected the tax thereon. When a specific bequest of per- 



1915] Chapter 106. 113 

sonal property other than money is subject to a tax under the pro- 
visions of this act, and the legatee neglects or refuses to pay the 
tax upon demand, the executor or trustee may upon such notice as 
the probate court may direct be authorized to sell such property, 
or, if the same can be divided, such portion thereof as may be 
necessary, and shall deduct the tax from the proceeds of such sale, 
and shall account to the legatee for the balance, if any, of such pro- 
ceeds, in lieu of the property. An executor or administrator shall 
collect taxes due upon land which is subject to tax under the pro- 
visions hereof from the heirs or devisees entitled thereto, and he 
may be authorized to sell said land according to the provisions 
of section 8 if they refuse or neglect to pay said tax. When a 
conveyance made by a decedent in his lifetime is subject to said 
tax, and the property thus conveyed, being personal property, is 
without the state, or is removed from the state before the tax is 
paid, such tax shall become a lien upon all the property of the 
decedent and shall be chargeable as an expense of administration ; 
and the executor or administrator shall collect taxes due on ac- 
count of such conveyances and may be authorized to sell any prop- 
erty subject to the lien of such tax, for the payment thereof, as in 
other cases. 

Sect. 16. No account of an executor, administrator, or trustee Account not to be 
shall be allowed by the probate court until the certificate of the paid. 
state treasurer has been filed in said court, that all taxes imposed 
by the provisions of this act upon any property or interest therein 
belonging to the estate to be included in said account, and already 
payable, have been paid, and that all taxes which may become due 
on said property or interest therein to be included in said account 
have been paid, or settled as hereinbefore provided, or that the pay- 
ment thereof to the state is secured by deposit, or by lien on real 
estate. The certificate of the state treasurer as to the amount 
of the tax and his receipt for the amount therein certified shall be 
conclusive as to the payment of the tax to the extent of such 
certification. 

Sect. 18. When real estate within the state, or any interest Real estate of non- 
therein, belonging to a person who is not an inhabitant of the orexecu'to^^con^ 
state, shall pass by will or otherwise so that it may be subject to cemmg. 
tax under the provisions of section 1, and an executor or adminis- 
trator of the estate of said decedent is appointed by a probate court 
of this state upon ancillary proceedings, or otherwise, such execu- 
tor or administrator shall, for the purposes of this act, have the 
same powers and be subject to the same duties and liabilities with 
reference to such real estate as though the decedent had been a 
resident of this state ; but the provisions of this act, in so far as 
they refer to personal property, shall not apply to such executor 
or administrator. 



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1915 



Procedure if no 
administrator of 
non-resident 
owner appointed 
here. 



State treasurer 
may appear, 
■when. 



Application 
limited. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Sect, 19. In the absence of administration in this state upon 
the estate of a non-resident, the state treasurer may, at the request 
of an executor or administrator duly appointed and qualified in 
the state of the decedent's domicile, or of a grantee under a con- 
veyance made during the grantor's lifetime, and upon satisfactory 
evidence furnished him by such executor, administrator, or grantee, 
or otherwise, determine whether or not any real estate of said de- 
cedent within this state is subject to tax under the provisions of 
this act, and if so, may determine the amount of such tax and ad- 
just the same with such executor, administrator, or grantee, and 
for that purpose may appoint an appraiser to appraise said prop- 
erty as provided in section 13, and the expense of such appraisal 
shall be a charge upon said real estate in addition to the tax. The 
treasurer's certificate as to the amount of such tax and his receipt 
for the amount therein certified may be filed in the probate office 
in the county where the real estate is located, and when so filed 
shall be conclusive evidence of the payment of the tax, to the ex- 
tent of such certification, as provided in section 16. Whenever in 
such a case the tax is not adjusted within four months after the 
death of the decedent, the proper probate court, upon application 
of the state treasurer, shall appoint an administrator in this state 
as provided in section 15. 

Sect. 20. The state treasurer shall be entitled to appear in any 
proceeding in any court in which the decree may in any way affect 
the tax ; and no decree in any such proceeding, or upon appeal 
therefrom, shall be binding upon the state unless personal notice 
of such proceeding shall have been given to the state treasurer. 

Sect, 2. This act shall not apply to the estates of persons de- 
ceased prior to the date when it takes effect, nor to property of such 
decedents passing by deed, grant, bargain, sale, or gift, as set forth 
in section 1 ; but such estates and property shall remain subject to 
the provisions of the laws in force prior to the passage of this act. 

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



[Approved April 7, 1915. 



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CHAPTER 107. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5, CHAPTER 82, LAWS OP 1913, EN- 
TITLED "an ACT FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OP POLL 
TAXES, AND IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 55 AND 59 OP THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, ' ' AND OF SECTIONS 8 AND 9, CHAPTER 60, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES. 



Section 

1. Commitment of poll-tax delinquent. 

2. Earnings during confinement, how 

applied. 



Section 

3. Copy of warrant, what to contain. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 5 of chapter 82, Laws of 1913, by Commitment of 
striking out the words "common jail" in the last line of said section ''°"*" **"'^«''«°*- 
and inserting in place thereof the words, house of correction; so 
that said section shall read: Sect. 5. For want of goods and 
chattels whereon to make distress, the collector may take the body, 
wherever in this state found, of any person neglecting or refusing 
to pay the tax assessed against him, and commit him to the house 
of correction. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 8, chapter 60, of the Public Statutes, Earnings during 
by adding after the words "common jail" the following: or house applied™*"*' °^ 
of correction, and when any person is so committed to any jail or 
house of correction where there is a workshop connected, he shall 
be credited for his labor therein at the rate of fifty cents per day, 
to be applied on the amount of his tax and costs of commitment; 
provided, however, that he shall be required to pay to the jailer or 
keeper of the institution in which he is so confined board at the 
rate of two dollars and fifty cents per week, the same to be earned 
in the employ of said institution; and provided, further, that the 
net amount so earned by any person so committed shall be re- 
funded by the county to the town from which such person is com- 
mitted : so that said section shall read : Sect. 8. For want of 
goods and chattels whereon to make distress, the collector may take 
the body of any person neglecting or refusing to pay the tax as- 
sessed against him, and commit him to the county jail or house of 
correction, and when any person is so committed to any jail or 
house of correction where there is a workshop connected, he shall 
be credited for his labor therein at the rate of fifty cents per day, 
to be applied on the amount of his tax and costs of commitment; 
provided, however, that he shall be required to pay the jailer or 
keeper of the institution in which he is so confined board at the rate 
of two dollars and fifty cents per week, the same to be earned in 



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Copy of warrant, 
what to contain. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



the employ of said institution ; and provided, further, that the net 
amount so earned by any person so committed shall be refunded 
by the county to the town from which such person is committed. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 9, chapter 60, of the Public Statutes, 
by inserting the words, or keeper, after the word "jailer" in the 
first and fifth lines and by adding at the end thereof the words, 
provided, however, that such attested copy of his warrant shall not 
include the list of taxes directed to him for collection; so that said 
section shall read : Sect. 9. In such case the collector shall give 
to tlie jailer or keeper an attested copy of his warrant, and there- 
upon certify the sums such person is taxed in his list, and that he 
has taken his body for want of goods and chattels whereon to make 
distress, and the jailer or keeper shall receive and detain such per- 
son in his custody until he pays such tax, cost of commitment, and 
charges of imprisonment, or until he is otherwise discharged by 
due course of law; provided, however, that such attested copy of 
his warrant shall not include the list of taxes directed to him for 
collection. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

AN ACT ESTABLISHING AND CHANGING THE PRESENT LOCATION OP THE 
ROCKINGHAM ROAD CONNECTING THE MERRIMACK VALLEY ROAD WITH 
THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHW^W AT THE MASSACHUSETTS STATE LINE 
AT SALEM, N. H. 



Section 

1. New location established. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause: act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



New location 
established. 



Section 1. That so nuich of the Rockingham Road located and 
designated by the governor and council under the provisions of 
chapter 162, Laws of 1913, extending from a point in Manchester 
to a point on tlie Massachusetts state line at Salem, N. H., be and 
hereby is changed as follows : Beginning at the junction' of Elm 
and Hayward streets in Manchester, thence easterly on Hayward 
street to Willow street ; thence southeasterly on Willow street to the 



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117 



Mammoth road in Londonderry. The governor and council are 
hereby authorized and instructed to designate the width of said 
road and file the same witli the secretary of state. 

Skct. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing clause; 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect Ulsigt ^^^"^ *"* 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 109. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INCORPORATION AND MANAGEMENT OF 
TRUST COMPANIES AND SIMILAR CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Incorporation board, how composed. 

Corporation, how created. 

Articles of agreement. 

Petition for incorporation and hear- 
ing; notice, how given. 

First meeting; organization. 

Certificate of directors : certificate of 
incorporation, form of. 

Issuance of stock regulated ; transac-- 
tion of business, how authorized. 

Amendments to certificates and char- 
ters. 

To begin business within one year. 

Limitations on capital stock. 

Officers of corporation. 

Treasurer, how chosen; to give bond. 

Director, qualifications of. 

What business may be conducted. 

May act as trustee, etc. 

May act as registrar of securities, etc. 

Prior provisions repealed; outstand- 
ing charters amended. 



9. 
10. 
11. 
12. 
13. 
14. 
15. 
16. 
17. 



Section 

18. Surplus fund provided for. 

19. Dividends, how declared. 

20. Savings department to be separate. 

21. Taxation of corporation. 

22. Right to hold real estate. 

23. Assessment if capital impaired. 

24. Loan on or purchase of own stock 

regulated. 

25. Loan to director or officer. 

26. Loans, how limited in amount. 

27. Reserve provided for. 

28. Federal reserve provisions. 

29. Hiring of money regulated. 

30. Individual liability of stockholders. 

31. Reports to bank commission. 

32. Procedure if law violated, unsafe 

methods adopted, etc. 

33. Application of act; repealing clause. 

34. Corporation not to act as executor, 

etc. 

35. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The bank commissioners and the attorney-general incorporation 
shall constitute a board for the incorporation of trust companies, 
loan and trust companies, loan and banking companies, and all 
other corporations of a similar character, shall be known as the 
board of trust company incorporation, and shall receive no com- 
pensation for services on this board. 

Sect. 2. Ten or more persons who associate themselves by an Corporation, how 
agreement in writing for the purpose of forming such a corpora- ^''^^^^^- 



118 Chapter 109. [1915 

tion may, upon compliance with the provisions of this act, become 
a corporation, with all the powers and privileges and subject to 
all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force relating to such corporations. 
Articles of agree- Sect. 3. Said agreement shall set forth that the subscribers 
™^° ■ thereto associate themselves with the intention of forming a corpo- 

ration, and shall specifically state: 

First — The name by which the corporation shall be known. 

Second — The purpose for which it is formed. 

Third — The city or town, which shall be within this state, where 
its business is to be transacted. 

Fourth — The amount of its capital stock, and the number of 
shares into which the same is to be divided. 

Each associate shall subscribe to the articles his name, residence, 
post-office address, and the number of shares of stock which he 
agrees to take. 
Petition for incor- Sect. 4. A petition Setting forth said agreement of association 

poration and „ . , i m i 

hearing; notice, or the tcrms thereof. Signed by the subscribers thereto and praying 
ow given. ^^^ ^ decision of the question whether the public convenience and 

advantage will be promoted by the establishment of such corpora- 
tion shall be filed with the board of trust company incorporation. 
A notice of a public hearing in such form as said board shall ap- 
prove shall then be published at least once a week for three suc- 
cessive weeks, in one or more newspapers to be designated by said 
board, one of which shall be a newspaper published in the city or 
town in which it is proposed to establish the corporation, if there 
be such, otherwise one published in the county in which said city 
or town is situated, the first publication of such notice to be within 
thirty days after said petition is filed with said board, and a copy 
of such notice shall be mailed to every bank, trust company, or sim- 
ilar corporation located in said city or town, at least fourteen days 
before such hearing. Such notice shall specify the names of the in- 
corporators, the name of the corporation and the location of the 
same, as set forth in said agreement, and shall designate the time 
and place, of the hearing, at which the public and all persons in- 
terested may be heard upon said question. The board shall then 
decide the question and make a record of its decision. If the de- 
cision is adverse to the petitioners, the petition shall be dismissed 
and no further proceedings shall be had, but a new petition may be 
filed after one year from the date of the decision. If in any case 
the board of incorporation, after such hearing, shall be of opinion 
that the public convenience and advantage will not be promoted 
by the exercise by the proposed corporation of all the powers and 
privileges which are included in said agreement of association, but 
that the same would be promoted by the exercise of a part of those 
powers and privileges, it shall so notify the petitioners ; and in such 



1915 J Chapter 109. 119 

case the petitioners may have leave to withdraw and may at once 
file another petition setting forth a new agreement of association, 
upon which the same procedure shall be had as upon an original 
petition. 

Sect. 5. The first meeting of the subscribers to the agreement First meeting; or- 
of association shall be called by a notice signed either by that sub- ^^^^'^ *°°" 
scriber to the agreement who is designated therein for the purpose, 
or by a majority of the subscribers, and such notice shall state the 
time, place, and purpose of the meeting. Seven days at least be- 
fore the day appointed for the meeting, a copy of the notice shall 
be given to each subscriber, or left at his residence or usual place 
of business, or deposited in the post-office, postage prepaid, and ad- 
dressed to him at his residence or usual place of business, and an- 
other copy thereof and an affidavit of one of the signers that the 
notice has been duly served shall be recorded with the records of 
the corporation. If all the incorporators shall, in writing indorsed 
upon the agreement of association, waive such notice and fix the 
time and place of the meeting, no notice shall be required. The sub- 
scribers to the agreement of association shall hold the franchise 
until the organization has been completed. At such first meeting, 
or at any adjournment thereof, the incorporators shall organize by 
the choice by ballot of a temporary clerk, by the adoption of by- 
laws, and by the election by ballot of directors. All other officers, 
including a clerk, shall be chosen as provided by law, or, in default 
of such provision, as the by-laws may prescribe. All the officers so 
elected shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties. 
The temporary clerk shall make and attest a record of the proceed- 
ings until the clerk has been chosen and sworn, including a record 
of such choice and qualification. 

Sect. 6. A maioritv of the directors who are elected at such Certificate of di- 

„ . iii-"ti •r' • J} ^ rectors; certificate 

first meeting shall sign and make oath to a certificate setting forth : of incorporation, 

(1) A true copy of the agreement of association, the names of °^™ 
the subscribers thereto, and the name, residence, and post-office ad- 
dress of the officers of the corporation. 

(2) The date of the first meeting and the successive adjourn- 
ments thereof, if any. 

(3) A copy of the records. 

Such certificate shall be submitted to said board of incorpora- 
tion, who shall examine the same, and may require such amend- 
ment thereof or such additional information as they may consider 
necessary. If they find that the public convenience and advantage 
will be promoted by the establishment of such corporation and that 
the proceedings in other respects conform to the provisions of this 
ac,t relative to the organization of such corporations, they shall so 
certify and indorse their approval upon said certificate. There- 
upon said certificate shall be filed in the office of the secretary of 



120 Chapter 109. [1915 

state, who, upon payment of a fee equal to one tenth of one per 
cent, of the capital stock of said corporation as set forth in said 
articles, shall cause the same, with the indorsement thereon, to be 
recorded, and shall thereupon issue a certificate of incorporation 
in the following form : 

State of New Hampshire. 

Be it known, that whereas (the names of the subscribers to the 
agreement of association) have associated themselves with the in- 
tention of forming a corporation under the name of (the name of 
corporation), for the purpose (the purpose declared in the agree- 
ment of association), with a capital stock of (the amount fixed in 
the agreement of association), and have complied with the provi- 
sions of the statutes of this state in such case made and provided, 
as appears from the certificate of a majority of the directors of said 
corporation, duly approved by the board of trust company incor- 
poration and recorded in this office: Now, therefore, I (the name 
of the secretary), secretary of state, do hereby certify that said (the 
names of the subscribers to the agreement of association), their as- 
sociates and successors, are legally organized and established as-, 
and are hereby made, an existing corporation under the name of 
(name of corporation), with the powers, rights, and privileges, and 
subject to the limitations, duties, and restrictions, which by law 
appertain thereto. 

Witness my official signature hereunto subscribed, and the seal 

of the state hereunto affixed, this day of 

in the year (the date of the filing of the articles of or- 
ganization). 

The secretary of state shall sign the certificate of incorporation 
and cause the seal of the state to be thereto affixed, and such certifi- 
cate shall have the force and effect of a special charter. The exist- 
ence of such corporation shall begin upon the filing of the certifi- 
cate of the directors in the office of the secretary of state. The sec- 
retary of state shall also cause a record of the certificate of incor- 
poration to be made, and such certificate, or such record, or a cer- 
tified copy thereof, shall be conclusive evidence of the existence 
of such corporation. 
Issuance of stock Sect. 7. Such Corporation shall not issue any shares of stock 
acfion of business, uutil the par valuc of such shares, together with a surplus equal 
how authorized. ^^ ^^^.^^^^y p^^ Cent, of Said par value, shall have been actually paid 
in in cash. When the whole capital stock has been issued, a com- 
plete list of the stockholders, with the name, residence, and post- 
office address of each, and the number of shares held by each, shall 
be filed with the bank commission, M'hich list shall be verified by 



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the president and clerk of the corporation. Upon receipt of such 
list, said commission shall cause an examination to be made ; and 
if, upon such examination, it appears that the whole capital stock 
and said surplus fund have been paid in in cash, and that all re- 
quirements of law have been complied with, said commission shall 
issue a certificate authorizing such corporation to begin the transac- 
tion of business.- The transaction of business by such corporation 
prior to the granting of such certificate shall make the incorpora- 
tion void ; and in such case the stockholders shall be liable as part- 
ners for the contracts, debts, and engagements of the corporation. 

Sect. 8. Any such corporation organized under this act or Amendments to 
chartered prior to the passage thereof may file with said board of charters. 
incorporation a petition setting forth an amended certificate of in- 
corporation or an amended charter, as the case may be, within the 
provisions , of this act, and praying for a decision of the question 
whether the public convenience and advantage will be promoted by 
the proposed amendment. A notice of a public hearing approved 
by said board, similar to that prescribed in section 4, shall be given 
in the manner provided in that section. The board shall, after said 
hearing, decide said question and make a record of its decision. If 
the decision is adverse to the petition, the petition shall be dismissed 
and no further proceedings shall be had, but a new petition may be 
filed after one year from the date of the decision. If the decision 
is favoi-able to the petition, a copy of the said amended certificate 
or charter, certified by the clerk of the corporation, with the ap- 
proval of said board indorsed thereon, shall be filed in the office of 
the secretary of state, accompanied by a fee equal to one tenth of 
one per cent, of any increase in the capital stock provided for by 
such amended certificate or charter, and thereupon the secretary 
of state shall cause the same, with the indorsement thereon, to be 
recorded as provided in section 6, and shall issue a certificate of 
such amended incorporation, which shall conform as nearly as may 
be to the form prescribed in said section 6 and shall have the same 
force and eflrect, and thereafter such corporation shall have all the 
powers and J^rivileges provided for by such amended certificate or „ 
charter and shall be sul)ject to all the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 9. Any corporation organized under this act shall begin To begin business 
business within one year from the date of its incorporation ; other- ^^' '° ° " ' 
wise, its charter shall become void. 

Sect. 10. The capital stock of such corporation shall in no event T.imitations on 
be less than fifty thousand dollars, and in towns and cities of more '^^" a » o- . 
than six thousand inhabitants it shall not be less than one hundred 
thousand dollars, and in towns and cities of more than fifty thou- 
sand inhabitants it shall not be less than two hundred thousand 
dollars, and in no event shall the capital stock exceed five hundred 
thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 



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Officers. 



Treasurer. 



Director, qualifi- 
cations of. 



Wliat business 
mav be conducted. 



May act as 
trustee, etc. 



May act as reg- 
istrar of securi- 
ties, etc. 



Prior provisions 
repealed ; out- 
standing charters 
amended. 



Sect. 11. The officers of such corporation shall be a president, 
a clerk, a board of not less than five directors, a treasurer, and such 
other officers as may be prescribed in its by-laws and the laws of 
the state. Such officers, except the treasurer, shall be chosen an- 
nually. 

Sect. 12. The treasurer shall be elected by the board of direc- 
tors, shall hold office during their pleasure, and shall give bond to 
the satisfaction of said board for the faithful performance of his 
duties. 

Sect. 13. No person shall be a director of any such corporation 
unless he is a stockholder thereof, owning in his own right not less 
than ten shares of unpledged stock. A majority of the directors 
shall be citizens of and residents in the town or city where said 
corporation is located. 

Sect. 14. Such corporation may be authorized and empowered 
to receive on deposit, storage, or otherwise, money, government 
securities, bonds, stocks, coin, jewelry, plate, valuable papers and 
documents, evidences of debt, and other personal property of a sim- 
ilar character, for safe keeping, upon such terms or conditions as 
may be agreed upon, which said deposits may be made by corpora- 
tions and persons acting individually or in any fiduciary capacity ; 
to collect and disburse" the income and principal of said property 
when due ; to advance or loan money or credits on personal security 
or property ; to advance or loan not exceeding twenty-five per cent, 
of its capital and surplus on notes secured by first mortgage of 
real estate situated in the New England States, but no such loan 
shall exceed seventy per cent, of the value of the security ; to nego- 
tiate, purchase, and sell notes, stocks, bonds, and other evidences of 
debt; to do a general banking business; and to conduct a savings 
bank business. 

Sect. 15. Such corporation may be authorized and empowered 
to act as trustee of estates and under wills, mortgages, or other sim- 
ilar instruments, or as receiver, assignee, or agent for any person, 
firm, association, or corporation, public or private ; and in all pro- 
ceedings in court or elsewhere in relation to any of said trusts or 
agencies, all accounts and other papers may be signed and sworn 
to in behalf of the corporation by any officer duly authorized. 

Sect. 16. Such corporation may be authorized and empowered 
to act as agent for the purpose of issuing, registering, or counter- 
signing certificates of stock, bonds, or other evidence of indebted- 
ness of any corporation, association, municipal corporation, county 
or state government, on such terms as may be agreed upon. 

Sect. 17. Any provision of law regarding trust companies, loan 
and trust companies, banking companies, loan and banking compa- 
nies, or similar corporations, whether contained in the general stat- 
utes or in the charter of any institution incorporated by this state. 



1915] Chapter 109. 123 

which authorizes or permits such company to issue, sell, or negoti- 
ate its own bonds or mortgage securities, or its own choses in action 
secured by mortgage of real estate, which are to be issued, sold, or 
negotiated as investments, or which authorizes or permits it to guar- 
antee the bonds, mortgage securities, or other choses in action of 
other persons or corporations issued, sold, or negotiated as invest- 
ments, or which authorizes or permits it to engage in the business 
of marine, fire, or life insurance, or fidelity, surety, accident, health, 
liability, credit, title, or other form of casualty insurance, is hereby 
repealed ; and to that extent this act shall be an amendment to the 
charter of every trust company or similar corporation, and it shall 
not be necessary for such companies, or any of them, to accept said 
amendment. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any 
corporation or company actually engaged, on the first day of Janu- 
ary, 1911, in the business of fidelity and surety insurance, in so far 
as the right of such company to continue such business of fidelity 
and surety insurance is concerned. 

Sect. 18. Every such corporation shall set aside annually not Surplus fund, 
less than ten per cent, of its net earnings as a surplus fund, until 
such fund amounts to twenty-five per cent, of its capital stock ; but 
no part of this fund shall be used in the payment of dividends on 
the stock of the corporation. 

Sect. 19. The directors of any such corporation, in determining Dividends, 
dividends on its capital stock, shall vote thereon by yeas and nays, 
which vote shall be entered on the records of the corporation; and 
no such corporation shall declare any dividend except from its 
earnings remaining after deducting all losses, all sums for expenses, 
and all overdue debts upon which no interest has been paid for a 
period of six months unless the same are well secured and in process 
of collection. Each director voting for any dividend declared in 
violation of anj^ of the provisions of this section shall be fined one 
hundred dollars. 

Sect. 20. Any such corporation receiving savings deposits or Pavinss depart- 
transacting the business of a savings bank shall conduct that busi- ^parate. 
ness as a separate department, and that department shall be amen- 
able to the laws of this state governing savings banks, including the 
taxation of savings banks. 

Sect. 21. The real estate of such corporations shall be taxed in how taxed. 
the city or town where situated, as real estate of other owners is 
taxed, and every such corporation shall pay annually, on October 1, 
an excise tax for the privilege of conducting its business, equal in 
amount to one per cent, upon its capital stock and surplus after de- 
ducting the value of all real estate owned by the corporation and 
not already deducted from the amount of its savings deposits, and 
such tax, together with the tax upon its savings deposits, if any, or 
upon the privilege of conducting its savings department, if any, 



124 Chapter 109. [1915 

shall be in lieu of all other taxes upon the property of such corpo- 
rations and against the stockholders and savings depositors on 
account of their interest therein ; but property held by such corpo- 
rations upon deposit or otherwise as provided in section 14, or in 
trust or otherwise as provided in section 15, shall be subject to 
taxation in the same manner and to the same extent as though such 
property were deposited with or held under the same conditions or 
upon the same trust by an individual. 

Right to hold real Sect. 22. Everv such Corporation may acquire and hold real 
estate for its own use, in whole or in part, to an amount not exceed- 
ing twenty-five per cent, of its capital and surplus, exclusive of such 
real estate as may be taken in good faith for debt or held as col- 
lateral security. 

Assessment if Sect. 23. Any such Corporation whose capital stock shall in 

capital impaired. ,i •• n j.t ^ ^ • • ^ i • -iii 

the opinion oi the bank commission have become impaired by losses 
or otherwise shall within three months after receiving notice from 
said commission pay the deficiency in the capital stock by assess- 
ment upon the stockholders pro rata to the shares held by each. 
If any stockholder of such corporation shall neglect or refuse after 
three months' notice to pay such assessment, the directors shall 
cause an amount of his stock sufficient to make good his assessment 
to be sold at public auction after thirty days' notice to him in 
writing. 

Loan on or pni Sect. 24. No such Corporation shall make a loan or discount on 

regulated. the Security of the shares of its own capital stock, nor be the pur- 

chaser or holder of such shares unless such security or purchase 
shall be necessary to prevent loss upon a debt previously contracted 
in good faith : and stock so purchased or acquired shall within six 
months after its purchase be sold or disposed of at public or private 
sale, unless such time is extended by the bank commission. 

Loan to director. Sect. 25. No loan shall be made to any officer or director of such 
corporation except by the unanimous approval of the board of di- 
rectors in writing. 

Loans, how Sect. 26. The total liabilities of a person, firm, or corporation, 

including in the liabilities of a firm the liabilities of its several 
members, for money borrowed of the commercial department of 
such corporation, shall at no time exceed ten per cent, of its capital 
stock actually paid in and surplus, nor shall such corporation pur- 
chase or hold, by way of investment, the stocks and bonds of any 
corporation to an amount in excess of said ten per cent., but the 
discount of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actually 
existing values, and the discount of commercial or business paper 
actually owned by the person negotiating it, shall not be considered 
as money borrowed ; provided, however, that this limitation shall 
not apply to securities described in subdivisions 6, 7, 8, and 9, of 
section 1, chapter 114, Laws of 1901. 



limited. 



1915] Chapter 109. 125 

Sect. 27. Every such corporation shall at all times have on ^J^fe^'^e provided 
hand as a reserve an amount equal to at least fifteen per cent, of 
the aggregate amount of its deposits in its commercial department. 
Not less than one third of such reserve shall consist either of lawful 
money of the Ignited States, gold certificates, silver certificates, fed- 
eral reserve notes, or national bank notes. Two thirds of such re- 
serve may consist of net balances due the corporation from other 
banks approved by the bank commission. No new loan or invest- 
ment shall be made by such a corporation when its reserve is not 
in accordance with the requirements of this section. 

Sect. 28. A trust company which becomes a stockholder in a Federal reserve 
feder-al reserve bank within the federal reserve district where such 
trust company is situated may have and exercise any and all of 
the corporate powers and privileges incident thereto which may be 
exercised by member banks under the provisions of the United 
States "federal reserve act," approved December 23, 1913. or any 
acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto; and while such 
trust company continues as a member bank under the provisions 
of said federal reserve act, or any acts in amendment thereof, it 
shall be subject to the provisions thereof relative to bank reserves, 
in substitution for the requirements of section 27 of this act and 
of section 4, chapter 120, Laws of 1911. 

Sect. 29. No such corporation shall hire money or give its note Hiring of money 
except by vote of the directors thereof, duly recorded ; and all notes 
given by any such corporation shall be signed by the treasurer and 
countersigned by the president and at least two members of the 
board of directors. 

Sect. 30. The stockholders in any such corporation shall be Tndividuai lia- 
personally liable, equally and ratably, and not one for another, for holders. 
all contracts, debts and engagements of the corporation to the 
amount of their stock therein at the par value thereof, in addition 
to the amount invested in such shares ; provided, however, that the 
provisions of this section shall not apply to any such corporation 
which was actually engaged in the transaction of business on the 
first day of January, 1911, unless its charter shall have been 
amended under the provisions of this act. The officers and stock- 
holders of corporations established under this act shall be excepted 
from the provisions of chapter 150 of the Public Statutes in the 
same manner and to the same extent that the officers and stockhold- 
ers of banks are excepted. 

Sect. 31. Every such corporation organized under this act, or Reports to bank 
chartered prior to the passage of this act, shall in such form and at commission, 
such time as the bank commission may require, but not exceeding 
five times within any calendar year, make a report to said bank com- 
mission, signed and sworn to by its president or treasurer and at- 
tested by the signatures of not less than three of its directors, show- 



126 Chapter 109. [1915 

ing accurately the condition of such corporation. Such report shall 
be made within ten days of receipt of notice, and shall exhibit in 
detail and under appropriate heads the resources and liabilities of 
the corporation at the close of business on any past day specified 
by said bank commission, and shall be published by and at the ex- 
pense of such corporation in a newspaper in the place where such 
corporation is established, or if there is no newspaper in the place, 
then in one published nearest thereto in the same county, at such 
times and in such form as may be directed by said bank commission. 
Procedure if law Sect. 32. If in the Opinion of the bank commission any such 
methods' adopted, Corporation or its officers have violated any law relative thereto, 
***'■ the said commission may forthwith report such violation to the 

attorney-general, who shall forthwith, in behalf of the state, insti- 
tute a prosecution therefor. If in the opinion of the bank com- 
mission any such corporation is conducting any part of its busi- 
ness in an unsafe or unauthorized manner, the commission shall 
direct in writing that such unsafe or unauthorized practice shall 
be discontinued ; and if any such corporation shall refuse or neg- 
lect to comply with any such direction of the commission, or if in 
the opinion of the commission an officer of such corporation has 
abused his trust, or has used his official position in a manner con- 
trary to the interests of such corporation or its depositors or clients, 
or has been negligent in the performance of his duties, the commis- 
sion may forthwith report the facts to the attorney-general, who 
may, after graiiting a hearing to said corporation or officer, insti- 
tute proceedings in the superior court, which shall have jurisdic- 
tion in equity of such proceedings, for the removal of one or more 
of the officers, or such other proceedings as the case may require; 
or the commission may, in any such casC; after giving a hearing to 
the directors of the corporation, either report to the shareholders 
thereof, or, with the consent in writing of the attorney-general, pub- 
lish such facts relative thereto as in the opinion of the commission 
the public interests may require. 
Application of act; Sect. 33. The provisions of this act shall not apply to such cor- 
repea ing c ause. pQ^g^^j^j^g which wcrc incorporated before its passage, except in so 
far as such corporations are in terms made subject thereto by its 
provisions. Otherwise such corporations shall remain subject to 
the laws in force prior to the passage of this act. Corporations or- 
ganized under the provisions of this act shall be subject to all exist- 
ing laws affecting such corporations, except in so far as the same 
are inconsistent with this act ; but all acts or parts of acts inconsist- 
ent with this act are hereby repealed, in so far as they might other- 
wise affect corporations organized or which are or may become 
subject to the provisions of this act. 
Not to act as exec- Sect. 34. No trust Company, loan and trust company, loan and 
banking company, bank or banking company, or similar corpora- 



1915] Chapter LIO. ' 127 

tion, shall hereafter be appointed administrator of an estate, execu- 
tor under a will, or guardian or conservator of the person or prop- 
erty of another. 

Sect. 35. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes eflfect on 

passage. 

[Approved April 8, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF EXCISE COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. Excise commissioners provided for. 

2. Clerks, assistants, etc. 

3. Special agents, appointment and 

duties. 



Sbctiok 

4. Salaries: report; to act as board. 

5. License commission abolished; duties 

transferred to excise commis- 
sioners. 



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

Section 1. Within ten davs from the passage of this act, the Excise commis- 

^ ^ M 1 n sioners provided 

governor, by and with the advice and consent of the council, shall for. 
appoint a board of excise commissioners. Said board shall consist 
of three members, not more than two of whom shall be of the same 
political party, one of whom shall be appointed for a term ending 
on the thirty-first day of August, 1916, one for a term ending on the 
thirty-first day of August, 1918, and one for a term ending on the 
thirty-first day of August, 1920, each of said terms to begin upon 
the qualification of the person appointed therefor. Upon the expi- 
ration of the terms of the three members of said board first ap- 
pointed as aforesaid, each succeeding member shall be appointed 
and hold his office for the term of six years from the expiration 
of the term of his predecessor, except in the case of a vacancy as 
hereinafter provided, and each member shall hold his office until 
his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Removal 
from the state by any member of said board shall create a vacancy. 
Whenever a vacancy occurs, an appointment shall be made for the 
unexpired portion of the term. 

Sect. 2. Said board shall be provided with suitable offices in the cierks, assistants, 
state house. They are hereby empowered to appoint a confidential 
clerk at siieh compensation as they may deem appropriate, and, with 
the approval of the governor and council, they shall appoint such 
other clerks, accountants, and assistants as mav be deemed neces- 



128 Chapter ho. [1915 

sary and shall fix their eoinpensation, which shall be paid from 
the treasury in equal monthly instalments upon warrant of the 
governor. 

Special agents. Sect. 3. Said board, with the approval of the governor and 

council, shall appoint one or more special agents and fix their com- 
pensation, which shall be paid from the state treasury in equal 
monthly instalments upon warrant of the governor. Said special 
agents shall hold office for one year following their appointment, 
and may be removed for cause by said board, with the approval 
of the governor and council, after due notice and hearing thereon. 
It shall be the duty of said special agents, under the direction of 
the board, to investigate all matters relating to the collection of 
license fees or penalties under chapter 95, Laws of 1903, and amend- 
ments thereto, and in relation to compliance with law by persons 
holding licenses under the terms of said chapter and its amend- 
ments. Any member of the board or any special agent may enter 
any place where liquor is sold, at any time, and may examine any 
license certificate issued or purporting to have been issued under 
the terms of said chapter. He may investigate any other matters 
in connection with the sale of licjuor and shall make complaints for 
violations of the provisions of said chapter. Said special agents 
shall make all their complaints to the attorney-general, who shall 
investigate or authorize investigation of the same, and, if satisfied 
that they are well founded, shall bring such complaints before the 
board of excise commissioners for hearing and shall prosecute or 
order prosecution of the same before the board. Said special agents 
in the performance of their duties shall have the powers of con- 
i stables in criminal cases within the limits of the state, and section 

20, chapter 212, of the Public Statutes, shall not apply to them 
w^hen acting as constables as aforesaid. 

Salaries; report; Sect. 4. One member of said board shall be designated and 
commissioned as chairman, and another member shall be designated 
and commissioned as clerk and treasurer. The chairman shall re- 
ceive an annual salary of twenty-five hundred dollars, and the other 
two members shall receive an annual salary of eighteen hundred 
dollars each. The clerk and treasurer shall file with the secretary 
of state a bond to the people of the state in the sum of fifty thousand 
dollars, with sureties approved by the governor and council, con- 
ditioned for the faithful performance of his duty. Said board shall 
keep a record of their doings and hearings, and shall make an 
annual report to the governor and council during each calendar 
year, which shall contain such statements, facts, and explanations 
as will disclose the actual workings of this act and its bearing upon 
the welfare of the state, including a statement of all receipts col- 
lected under this act and all expenses incurred, and also such sug- 
gestions as to the general policy of the state and such ainendments 



191t»J Chapter ill. 129 

of this act as said board may deem best. In all matters relating to 
the issuance of a license for the sale of intoxicating liquors, to the 
fixing of fee therefor or the terms thereof, to proceedings under com- 
plaints made by the special agents, or for the forfeiture of a license 
or the bond thereon, or for the cancellation or transfer of a license, 
the three commissioners shall act together as a board, and no action 
shall be taken by them except by a majority vote. 

Sect. 5. The tenure of office of the board of license commis- License commis- 
sioners created by and under the provisions of chapter 219, Laws fransfer°o?diies. 
of 1913, shall cease and determine July 1, 1915 ; and except as other- 
Mdse provided in this act, all powers and duties of the board of li- 
cense commissioners, as provided by the laws of this state in force 
next prior to the passage of this act, shall be vested in the board of 
excise commissioners, and all existing law relative to the payment 
of the expenses of this department out of moneys received from 
license fees and paid into the state treasury shall remain in force. 

[Approved April 8, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF SECRE- 
TARY OF STATE. 

Section i Sectiox 

1. Appointment of commissioner pro- 2. Salary of commissioner, 

vided for. | 3. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Upon the death, resignation, or removal of the sec- Commissioner pro- 

. , , . T J. 1 vided for. 

retary of state, the governor, with the advice and consent ot the 
council, shall appoint some suitable person as commissioner who 
shall administer the duties of that office until a secretary of state 
is elected and qualified. Before entering upon the discharge of his 
duties the commissioner shall give bond as provided for the secre- 
tary of state. 

Sect. 2. Said commissioner shall receive the same salary as may saiar.v. 
be fixed by law for the secretary of state and it shall be paid in 
the same manner. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



130 Chapters 112, 113. [1915 

CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF WHITE POND TO WHITE LAKE. 
Section 1. Name changed to White lake. 

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



Name changed. 



Section 1. The name of White pond, situated in the town of 
Taraworth, is hereby changed to White lake. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 24 OF THE LAWS OF 1907, RELAT- 
ING TO MEAST^REMENT AND DESCRIPTION OP PRISONERS. 



Section 

1. County solicitor may order; when de 
stroyed. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

County solicitor SECTION 1. Chapter 24 of the Laws of 1907 is hereby amended 

destroyed. ' bv adding thereto the following : 

Sect. 2. The county solicitor in his discretion may order such 
officer or keeper of a prison, lock-up, or other place of detention to 
make such measurements and description of any prisoner so held; 
and when so ordered the expense of such measurements and descrip- 
tion shall be paid to said officer or keeper by the county commis- 
sioners for said county. 

Sect. 3. If, upon trial, any person who has been measured and 
described as provided for in section 1 of this act shall be found not 
guilty, or if the case is dismissed, or nol prossed by the county so- 
licitor or attorney-general, said description, measurements, photo- 
graphs, and finger prints shall be forthwith destroyed by the officer 
or keeper having the same in his custody. 

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

act takes effect on , ,_ ,,. ini«t, -j. 

passage. hereby repealed, and this act shall take ettect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



3 915] Chapters 114, 115. 131 

CHAPTER 114. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO LEGISLATIVE TRANSPORTATION. 

Section i Section 

1. Permitting improper use, penalty. 3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

2. Attorney-general to prosecute. 1 clause. 

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

Section 1. If any member of the general court, or any em- Permitting im- 
ployee thereof, to whom railroad transportation is issued by and punished. 
at the expense of the state of New Hampshire, shall allow, suffer, 
permit, or make possible the use by any other person of a legis- 
lative ticket issued in the name of said member or employee, he 
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offense 
and shall forfeit his right to receive railroad transportation as such 
member or employee. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the attorney-general to prosecute Attorney-general 
persons guilty of violations of this act. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 115. 
an act relating to the issue of securities by public utilities. 



Section 

1. Purposes for which securities may 

be issued. 

2. statement to be filed: amount of 

issue, how determined. 



Section 

3. Prior enactments saved. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. A public utility lawfully engaged in business in this Purposes for 
state may, with the approval of the public service commission, but may be issued. 
not otherwise, issue its stock, bonds, notes, and other evidences of 
indebtedness payable more than twelve months after the date there- 
of, for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring prop- 
erty of any kind which is reasonably requisite for present or 



182 



Chapter 115. 



1915 



statement to be 
filed; amount of 
issue, how deter- 
mined. 



Prior enactments 
saved. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



future use in the conduct of its business in, this state, or of 
constructing, completing, extending, or improving its plant, 
equipment, or facilities for doing such business, or of maintaining 
or improving its service to the public within this state, or for any 
other purpose now authorized by law, including the payment or 
refunding of any outstanding indebtedness or securities issued for 
any such purpose. 

Sect. 2. Any such public utility which may apply to the pub- 
lic service commission for authority to issue such securities shall 
file with its application a statement in reasonable detail showing 
the actual amount of items of expense already incurred and the es- 
timated amount of items of expense to be incurred for any of the 
purposes defined in the preceding section which it may desire to 
capitalize. The commission, after hearing and such reasonable in- 
vestigation and inquiry as it may deem proper, shall determine the 
actual or probalile cost of such items ; and if in its judgment the 
issue of such securities upon the terms proposed is consistent with 
the public good, it shall authorize the same to an amount sufficient, 
at the price fixed in accordance with the laws applicable thereto, to 
provide funds for defraying the cost as so determined. Upon con- 
sideration of any such application, the commission may take into 
account all facts and circumstances which may be relevant to the 
question whether the proposed issue of securities may be made con- 
sistently with the public good ; but upon any application for au- 
thority to issue securities for the purpose of providing funds for 
discharging any indebtedness incurred by a public utility in good 
faith prior to July 1, 1914, in acquiring property, or accomplishing 
any of the other purposes specified in the preceding section, no 
deduction shall be made from the cost thereof, as determined by the 
commission, on account of any estimated depreciation of plant and 
properties, beyond the portion, if any, of such cost which it may 
appear has been paid out of the depreciation reserve of said public 
utility, if any, or out of earnings to make good depreciation. 

Sect. 3. This act shall not be construed to affect the provisions 
of section 14 of chapter 164, Laws of 1911, as amended by sections 
14 and 15 of chapter 145, Laws of 1913, except in so far as said 
sections may be inconsistent with this act. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



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Chapter 116. 



133 



CHAPTER 116. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO COLLATERAL LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS AND 
TO PROVIDE FOR AN ASSISTANT ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 



Sectiox 

1. Assistant attorney-general, appoint- 

ment and salary of. 

2. To conduct legacy tax litigation, etc. 

3. Further duties prescribed. 



Section 

4. Acting attorney-general, when. 

5. Legacy-tax expense provided for. 

6. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



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

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the Assistant attorney- 
council, is hereby authorized and directed to appoint an assistant fa^u Vnd^sriM-y. 
attorney-general, at an annual salary of three thousand dollars and 
the reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of his duties, 
who shall hold office for the term of five years and until his suc- 
cessor is in like manner appointed and qualified. The governor 
and council may remove the assistant attorney-general at any time 
for proper cause. 

Sect. 2. The assistant attorney-general shall conduct all litiga- to conduct legacy- 
tion and shall advise and assist the state treasurer upon all ques- *^^ litigation, etc. 
tions of law arising in the administration of the legacy tax laws and 
in the general oversight of such administration, including the com- 
putation of the tax, and he may employ such clerical assistance as 
may be necessary to the proper performance of his duties as the 
governor and council may approve. 

Sect. 3. It shall also be the duty of the assistant attorney-gen- Further duties 
eral to perform such service in connection with the advising of the p»"escribed. 
executive departments of the state government and in the prosecu- 
tion of litigation to which the state is a party as the attorney- 
general shall direct. 

Sect. 4. In case the attorney-general shall become incapacitated, Acting attomey- 
the assistant attorney-general shall be acting attorney-general until ^^°®'"* ' ^ ®'*' 
the governor and council shall appoint an acting attorney-general 
as now provided by section 7, chapter 190, Laws of 1911. 

Sect. 5. Section 22 of chapter 40, Laws of 1905, as amended Legacy-tax ex- 
by chapter 104, Laws of 1909, is hereby amended by striking out fo^^^ ^ °^' 
the entire section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
Sect. 22. The expenses of the execution of this act, except the sal- 
aries of the assistant attorney-general and his assistants, shall be 
paid by the state treasurer, and the bills therefor shall be submitted 
to the governor and council for their approval. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts Takes effect on 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. clause. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



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134 



Chapter 117. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 117. 
\ 

AN ACT IN AxMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 185 OF THE LAWS OF 1913, RELAT- 
ING TO THE INSPECTION AND LICENSING OF BOATS, AND THE EXAMINA- 
TION AND LICENSING OP THEIR CAPTAINS, MASTERS, ENGINEERS, AND 
PILOTS. 



Section 



Assistant inspectors provided for; 

duties of inspecting officers. 
Rules and regulations. 
One certificate to act in several 

capacities, when. 



Section 

4. Pees, how collected and accounted 

for. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Assistant inspect- 
ors provided for; 
duties of inspect- 
ing ofBcers. 



Rules and regula- 
tions. 



Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 185, Laws of 3913, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end of said section the following: The 
commission may also, subject to the approval of the governor and 
council, appoint such assistant inspectors of boats as may in their 
judgment be required, who shall perform such part of the duties 
of the inspector of boats as may be assigned to them by the com- 
mission. The inspector and assistant inspectors of boats, in addi- 
tion to their duties heretofore in this section prescribed, shall, 
under the direction of the commission, assist in the enforcement of 
the laws and the rules and regulations prescribed by the commis- 
sion governing the inspection and licensing of boats, and the oper- 
ation and equipment thereof, and the classification, examination, 
and certification of captains, masters, engineers, and pilots of all 
such boats; and in the enforcement of such laws and of such rules 
and regulations each of them shall have all the powers of a deputy 
sheriff in any county of the state. Boats kept principally for the 
purpose of letting, either by themselves or in connection with camps, 
cottages, or other real estate, shall be deemed to be kept for hire. 

Sect. 2. Section 2 of chapter 185, Laws of 1913, is amended to 
read as follows : Sect. 2. The public service commission shall pre- 
scribe rules and regulations governing the inspection and licensing 
of all such boats and the equipment and operation thereof, except 
as otherwise provided, copies of which rules and regulations shall 
be furnished to all owners of such boats. They may also prescribe 
rules and regulations for the classification, examination, and certi- 
fication of captains, masters, engineers, pilots, and operators of all 
such boats. In conducting such examinations, the inspector and 
assistant inspector of boats shall have authority to administer the 
oath. All rules and regulations prescribed by the commission gov- 
erning the equipment and operation of such boats shall apply to 



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135 



boats of the classes above described, though not operated as com- 
mon carriers or kept for hire, and shall be binding on the persons 
owning, leasing, or operating them, except as may be otherwise 
provided in such rules and regulations. All such rules and regula- 
tions shall be subject to modification from time to time as occasion 
may require. Until other rules and regulations shall be prescribed, ^ 

the existing rules and regulations shall be in full force and effect. 

Sect. 3. Section 4 of chapter 185, Laws of 1913, is amended by One certificate to 
adding the following at the end of said section : Only one certifi- oapaTitfe^sT^when. 
cate shall be required to entitle the holder thereof to act in any or 
all the above capacities on any motor boat or boats permitted to 
carry a maximum of not exceeding twenty-five passengers. 

Sect. 4. Chapter 185 of the Laws of 1913 is further amended Fees, how collected 
by striking out the words "to the state treasurer" in lines 1 and 
32 of section 4, by striking out the words "by the state treasurer" 
in line 31 of section 4, by renumbering sections 6 and 7, and bj" 
inserting a new section, to be numbered 6, as follows: Sect. 6. 
All fees payable under this act shall be paid to the public service 
commission and receipted for by the inspector or an assistant in- 
spector of boats or by the chief engineer of the commission, and 
shall be promptly paid into the state treasury. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

AN ACT TO regulate THE SALE AND TO STANDARDIZE THE STRENGTH 
AND PURITY OF FUNGICIDES AND INSECTICIDES. 



Section 

1. Packages, how to be marked. 

2. Samples and statements to commis- 

sioner of agriculture. 

3. Analysis of samples. 

4. Illegal sale, how puni.shed. 



Section 

5. Prosecution of offenses. 

6. Adulteration, what constitutes. 

7. Misbranding, what constitutes. 

8. Takes effect September 1, 1915. 



Be it enacted hi/ tJtc Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Every lot or package of fungicide or insecticide Packages, how to 
which is manufactured, sold, distributed, or offered or exposed for 
sale in this state shall have affixed in a conspicuous place on the out- 
side thereof a plainly printed statement clearly and truly stating 



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[1915 



ments to commis 
sioner of agri 
culture. 



the net ounces or pounds in the package or container, the name or 
trademark under which the article is sold, the name and address 
of the manufacturer or shipper, the place of manufacture, and 
also a statement of the chemical or physical composition of the 
material as follows : First, in case of Paris green and lead arsenate, 
the minimum per centum of total arsenic and the maximum per 
centum of water-soluble arsenic which it contains; second, in the 
case of fungicides and insecticides, other than Paris green and lead 
arsenate, the name and per centum of active ingredients, or the 
quality or strength under which the material is sold, and in addi- 
tion the per centum of inert materials which it contains, as herein- 
after provided. 
Samples and state- Sect. 2. Every manufacturer, company, corporation, or per- 
son shall, before selling, offering, or exposing for sale or distribu- 
tion in this state any fungicide or insecticide, file annually during 
the month of December with the commissioner of agriculture a cer- 
tified copy of the statement specified in the preceding section, said 
certified copy to be accompanied, when the commissioner shall so 
request, by a sealed glass jar or bottle containing at least one 
pound of the fungicide or insecticide sold or offered for sale ; and 
the company or person furnishing said sample shall thereupon 
make affidavit that said sample corresponds to the statement as 
printed upon all packages or containers sold or offered for sale 
or distribution. At the time of filing such certificate there shall 
be paid to the commissioner of agriculture a registration fee of ten 
dollars. Wlienever the manufacturer, company, corporation, or 
person shall have filed the statement required in section 2 of this 
act and paid the registration fee, no agent or seller shall be re- 
quired to file such statement or pay such fee. 

Sect. 3. The commissioner of agriculture may cause to be ana- 
lyzed, 01" otherwise tested, at the New Hampshire agricultural ex- 
periment station, samples of fungicides or insecticides sold or 
offered for sale under the provisions of this act, the cost of said 
analysis or test to be defrayed from funds received for registration 
under section 2. The result of the analyses or tests, together with 
such additional information as may be deemed necessary, may be 
published in bulletins from time to time by the commissioner of 
agriculture or by the Agricultural College experiment station, as 
the governor and council may direct. 

Sect. 4. Any manufacturer, company, corporation, or person 
who sells, or offers or exposes for sale, any adulterated or mis- 
branded goods, or who shall refuse to comply with or conform to 
the provisions of this act, shall upon conviction in a court of com- 
petent jurisdiction be fined not more than fifty dollars for the first 
offense and not more than one hundred dollars for each subsequent 
offense. 



Analysis of 
samples. 



Illegal sale 
punished. 



how 



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Sect. 5. Whenever the commissioner becomes cognizant of the Prosecution of 
Violation of any of the provisions of this act, he shall prosecute 
the party or parties thus reported ; but it shall be the duty of the 
commissioner, upon ascertaining any violations of this act, to forth- 
with notify the manufacturer or dealer in writing and give him not 
Jess than thirty days to comply with such provisions. 

Sect. 6. For the purposes of this act, any brand of fungicide Adulteration, what 
or insecticide shall be deemed to be adulterated : 

In case of Paris green: (1) If it does not contain at least fifty 
per centum of arsenious oxide (As2 03). (2) If it contains 
arsenic in water-soluble forms equivalent to more than three and 
one half per centum of arsenious oxide (As2 03). (3) If any sub- 
stance has been mixed or packed with it so as to reduce or injuri- 
ously affect its quality or strength. 

In case of lead arsenate paste: (1) If it contains more than 
fifty per centum water. (2) If it contains total arseni'c equivalent 
to less than twelve and one half per centum of arsenic oxid (As2 
05). (3) If it contains arsenic in water-soluble forms equivalent 
to more than seventy-five one hundredths per centum of arsenic 
oxid (As2 05). (4) If any substances have been mixed with it 
so as to reduce or injuriously affect its quality or strength; pro- 
vided, however, that extra water may be added to lead arsenate 
paste if the resulting mixture is labeled lead arsenate and water, 
the percentage of extra water being plainly and correctly stated 
on the label. 

In case of lead arsenate powder : (1) If it contains total arsenic 
equivalent to less than twenty-five per centum of arsenic oxid 
(As2 05). (2) If it contains arsenic in water-soluble forms equiv- 
alent to more than one and one half per centum of arsenic oxid 
(As2 05). (3) If any substances have been mixed with it so as 
to reduce or injuriously affect its quality or strength. 

In the case of fungicides or insecticides, other than Paris green 
and lead arsenate : ( 1 ) If its strength or purity fall below the 
professed standard or quality under which it was sold. (2) If 
any substance has been substituted wholly or in part for the article. 
(3) If any valuable constituent of the article has been wholly or 
in part abstracted. 

Sect. 7. For the purposes of this act, any brand of fungicide ^'„^'^\'it°j*^g^''^' "^''^* 
or insecticide shall be deemed to be misbranded : (1) If it be an 
imitation, or offered for sale under the name of another article. 
(2) If it be labeled or branded so as to deceive or mislead the pur- 
chaser, 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. (3) If the name of the article 
and the weight or measure are not plainly and correctly stated on 
the outside of the package. 



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Takes effect Sep- 
tember 1, 1915. 



In the case of fuugicides and insecticides, other than Paris green 
and lead arsenate: (1) If it contains arsenic in any of its com- 
binations or in the elemental form, and the total amount of arsenic 
present (expressed as per centum of metallic arsenic) is not stated 
on the label. (2) If it contains arsenic in any of its combinations 
or in the elemental form, and the amount of arsenic in water-soluble 
forms (expressed as per centum of metallic arsenic) is not stated 
on the label. (3) If it consists partially or completely of an inert 
substance or substances which do not prevent, destroy, repel, or 
mitigate insects or fungi, and does not have the names and per 
centum amounts of each and every one of such inert ingredients 
plainly and correctly stated on the label ; provided, however', that 
in lieu of naming and stating the per centum amount of each and 
every inert ingredient, the producer may at his discretion state 
plainly upon the label the correct names and per centum amounts 
of each and every ingredient of the fungicide or insecticide having 
fungicidal or insecticidal properties, and make no mention of the 
inert ingredients, except in so far as to state the total per centum 
of inert ingredients present. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect September 1, 1915. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 119. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10, CHAPTER 78, LAWS OF 1897, 
RELATING TO THE BAIJ.OTS FOR USE AT BIENNIAL ELECTIONS. 



Section 

1. Ballots, how prepared and what to 
contain. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Ballots, how pre- 
pared and what 
to contain. 



Section 1. Section 10 of chapter 78, Laws of 1897, as amended 
and as at present in force, is hereby amended by striking out the 
whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
Sect. 10. Ballots for use in biennial elections and in all other 
elections for national and state officers shall be prepared by the 
secretary of state, and printed and delivered at the expense of the 
state. Every ballot shall contain the name and residence of each 
candidate who has been nominated in accordance with law, and 
shall contain no other name except party appellation and names 



1915] Chapter 119. I^ 

of candidates for president and vice-president of the United States. 
In ease a nomination is made by nomination papers, the words 
Nom. Papers shall be added to the party appellation. The names 
of candidates nominated by any party or by petition shall be ar- 
rang:ed upon the ballot in perpendicular columns. The candidates 
of each party shall be arranged in separate columns, and the can- 
didates of the party receiving the largest number of votes at the 
last preceding general election shall be placed in the first column ; 
provided, however, that in case only a part of a full list of candi- 
dates is nominated under a political designation, two or more such 
lists may be arranged whenever practicable in the same column. 
The order in which the officers to be voted for shall be placed in 
the party columns aforesaid shall be as follows : Electors of presi- 
dent and vice-president of the United States, governor, United 
States senator, representative in congress, councilor, state senator, 
representative in the general court, county officers, town or ward 
officers. Immediately above the name of each candidate shall be 
printed the political designation of the office for which he is nom- 
inated, as For Governor, For Senator, and the like, and at the 
right of the name of each candidate and on the same line there 
shall be a square, except that in the case of electors of president 
and vice-president of the United States one square shall suffice for 
each group of electors. In the last or right-hand column of each 
ballot there shall be no circle or device, but there shall be printed 
in the regular order the political designation of each office, as For 
Governor, For Senator, and the like, and beneath each designation 
there shall be left as many blank lines as there are persons to be 
elected to such office. Above each column or list of candidates shall 
be printed in large, plain letters the name of the political party by 
which the candidates in such column or list were nominated. Above 
the party designation shall be printed a circle not less than three 
fourths of an inch in diameter, and such circle shall be surrounded 
by the following words printed in plain letters: For a straight 
ticket make a cross (X) within this circle. In case a voter desires 
to vote for a candidate whose name is not printed under the circle 
in which he has marked, he shall erase or cancel the name of the 
candidate in such column for whom he refuses to vote, and may 
vote for the candidate of his choice by marking a cross (X) in the 
square opposite the name of such candidate, or by writing in the 
name of the person for whom he desires to vote in the right-hand 
column prepared for the purpose. In such case the vote so marked 
in the square, 07 so inserted in the right-hand column, shall be 
counted, and such ballot shall not be counted for the candidate for 
the same office whose name is erased. Unless cancelled or erased, 
all names in the party columns under the circle marked by the 
voter shall be counted to the exclusion of all others. One mark in 



140 Chapter 119. [1915 

the square opposite the names of candidates for electors of presi- 
dent and vice-president shall be counted as a vote for each. Fro- 
vided, however, that a voter may omit to mark in any circle and 
may vote for one or more candidates by marking a cross (X) in the 
square opposite the names, or he may insert the names of the can- 
didates of his choice in the blank or right-hand column, and such 
votes shall be counted. Whenever the approval of a constitutional 
amendment or other question is submitted to the vote of the people, 
such question shall be printed upon the ballots after or beneath 
the lists of candidates. The ballots shall be so printed as to give 
to each voter an opportunity to designate by a cross mark (X) 
in a square his answer to the question submitted. The ballots shall 
be printed on plain white paper, in weight not less than that of 
ordinary printing paper, and there shall be no impression or mark 
to distinguish one ballot from another. The names of all candi- 
dates shall be printed in uniform type, and the ballots for each 
town or ward shall be so folded that their width and length when 
folded shall be uniform. Upon the back of each ballot shall be 
printed the words Official ballot for, followed by the name of the 
town or ward for which the ballot is prepared, the date of the elec- 
tion, and a facsimile of the signature of the officer who prepares 
the ballot. Above each circle shall be placed an emblem or device 
designating or distinguishing the political party assigned to that 
column. The emblem or device shall be selected by the secretary 
of state or other officer preparing the ballots, for each political 
party represented upon the ballots, shall be different for each of 
such parties, and may be the representation of a star, an animal, 
an anchor, or any other appropriate symbol ; but neither the coat 
of arms or the seal of any state, or of the United States, nor the 
national flag, nor any religious emblem or symbol, nor the portrait 
of any person, nor the representation of a coin or of the currency 
of the United States shall be chosen as a distinguishing emblem. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



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141 



CHAPTER 120. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR BOATS AND THE PRO- 
VISION AND CARE OF LIGHTS, BUOYS, AND OTHER AIDS TO NAVIGATION. 



Section 

1. Registration provided for. 

2. How effected; fees, certificates, etc. 

3. Illegal operation, penalties. 

4. Fees, how expended. 



Section 

5. Lights and buoys, location and main- 

tenance of. 

6. Repealing clause ; act takes effect 

August 31, 1915. 



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

Section 1. No person shall operate upon anv of the waters of Registration pro- 

, vided for. 

this state any boat propelled by electric, naphtha, gasoline, steam, 
or other mechanical power, not operated as a common carrier or 
kept for hire, unless said boat has been registered and the registra- 
tion fee paid as provided in this act. This act shall not, however, 
apply to any boat operated on any river, lake, or pond on which 
in the same year less than five such boats are kept. 

Sect. 2. Every person owning any boat described in section 1 How effected; fees, 
shall annually, before putting the same in operation, apply to the 
public service commission for registration of said boat, and shall 
pay to said commission, at the time of making such application, a 
fee of one dollar. Such application and payment may be made 
in person at the office of the commission, or to the inspector of 
boats or any assistant inspector, or by mail addressed to the com- 
mission. Application shall be made on blanks provided for that 
purpose by the commission. Each boat shall be registered by the 
commission and shall be given a distinguishing number. A plate 
or plates bearing the proper number shall be furnished the boat- 
owner by the commission, and shall be attached to the boat in 
such manner as the commission shall prescribe. The commission 
shall also give to the boat-owner a certificate that the boat has 
been legally registered, which certificate shall at all times be kept 
upon said boat while in operation, and shall be open to examina- 
tion by the inspector or any assistant inspector of boats, upon 
request. 

Sect. 3. If any person shall operate any boat described in operation of un- 
section 1 of this act, in any year in which said boat has not been etc^,* how punched, 
registered as required by this act, or without having attached 
thereto the number plate or plates furnished by the public service 
commission, he, and the owner of said boat if the same is operated 
with his permission or assent, shall be liable to a fine of not 
exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment for not more than 
one year, or to both such fine and imprisonment, for each offense. 



142 Chapter 120. [1915 

If any person operating any such boat shall refuse or fail to 
exhibit to any inspector or assistant inspector of boats the certifi- 
cate of registration of said boat when thereto requested, while 
such boat is in operation, he shall be fined not exceeding twenty- 
five dollars for each such offense. If any such boat is owned by 
a corporation, for any offense against the provisions of this act, 
in connection with the operation of such boat, a fine may be 
imposed upon said corporation, and sentence of fine or imprison- 
ment, as provided in this section, may also be imposed upon any 
officer or agent of said corporation having the custody and control 
of said boat and committing, or permitting or assenting to the 
commission of, such offense. 
Fees, how ex- Sect. 4. All fecs Collected under this act shall be paid into the 

^^° ^ ■ state treasury, and shall stand appropriated (1) for defraying 

the expenses of administration of this act and (2) for paying the 
expense of administering and enforcing the provisions of chapter 
185 of the Laws of 1913, and amendments thereto. Any balance 
remaining from the fees collected under this act and under 
chapter 185 of the Laws of 1913, together with the balance now 
in the treasury from fees received under the provisions of chapter 
185 of the Laws of 1913, shall stand appropriated to the use of the 
public service commission, to be expended in placing and main- 
taining lights and buoys, removing obstructions to navigation, 
and otherwise improving the navigability of the public inland 
waters of the state. Such appropriation shall not lapse at the 
close of any fiscal year. 
Lights and buoys, Sect. 5. All lights and buoys now maintained at public expense 
tenance of. ou the inland waters of the state are hereby placed under the 

jurisdiction of the public service commission. Said commission 
shall make such alterations and improvements in existing lights 
and buoys as may be desirable, place additional lights and buoys 
where required to promote the safety of navigation, remove ob- 
structions tending to impede navigation, and, through its in- 
spector and assistant inspectors of boats and such other persons 
as it may be necessary to employ for that purpose, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council, shall maintain all lights 
and buoys under its jurisdiction ; it being the purpose of this act 
that the fees received under this act and under the provisions of 
chapter 185 of the Laws of 1913 shall all be available for the 
purpose of improving the safety and comfort of the public in 
navigating the inland waters of the state. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
August 31, 1915. are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect August 31, 1915, 

[Approved April ]4, 1915.] 



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Chapters 121, 122. 



143 



CHAPTER 121. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE EQUIPMENT OF FREIGHT CARS. 



Section 

1. Railroads to equip lumber cars with 
stakes and wires. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
October 1, 1915. 



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

Section 1. All railroads transporting lumber within this state stakes and wires 

. . for lumber cars. 

which is loaded therein shall equip all cars with proper stakes and 
wire such as shall be ordered by the public service commission, 
when such cars are used as require the same. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on the first day of october\^i9i5. 
October, 1915. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 122. 



AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 126 OF THE LAWS OF 1907, RELAT- 
ING TO WATER-WORKS OWNED BY TOWNS. 



Section 

1. Contracts with other towns and non- 
residents authorized. 



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. Amend section 3 of chapter 126, Laws of 1907, by Contracts with 

,,if>n- 1 Ti other towns and 

inserting, after the word not, the following words: and also non-residents 
with other municipalities and with individuals and corporations *" 
located in other municipalities ; so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 3. Said towns and precincts are 
authorized and empowered to contract with individuals and cor- 
porations, whether citizens of said towns or precincts or not, and 
also with other municipalities and with individuals and corpora- 
tions located in other municipalities, for supplying them with 
water for any of the purposes herein named or contemplated, 
and to make such contracts, and establish such regulations and 



144 



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1915 



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 pro- 
visions of this act. 
Repealing clause: Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

act takes effect on i i • t -n ■< a» • ' 

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

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 123. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO FIRE-ESCAPES. 



Section 

1. Certain buildings to have; 

scribed. 

2. Exits, how to be marked. 



form pre- 



Section 

3. Penalties for violation. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Certain buildings 
to have fire- 
escapes; form 
prescribed. 



Section 1. No building three or more stories in height used 
or occupied above the second story as a hotel, transient lodging 
house, schoolhouse, orphan asylum, theatre, hall for public as- 
sembly, factory, mill, or workship, and no building used in part 
for commercial purposes and occupied above the second story as 
a lodging or boarding house, and no building used as an apart- 
ment or tenement house above the third story, shall be let, leased, 
or occupied for such purposes, except school dormitories which 
are otherwise provided with safe and adequate fire-escapes, unless 
provided with a steel or wrought-iron balcony and stairway fire- 
escape attached to the outer wall in such manner and place as to 
render egress from said building easy and safe, and shall be 
subject to the approval as to location of the selectmen of towns 
or of such city officials as may be designated by the city govern- 
ments for that purpose. If any such building be of a length 
greater than one hundred and fifty feet, it shall be provided with 
one additional such fire-escape for each additional one hundred 
and fifty feet or fractional part thereof. Every building in which 
laborers are employed shall be provided with sufficient means 
of escape in case of fire by more than one exit, each of which shall 
be at all times free from obstruction and ready for immediate use. 
Every door leading into any such building shall be so constructed 
as to open outward when practicable, and shall not be so locked, 



1915] Chapter 124. 145 

bolted, or fastened during working hours as to prevent free egress. 
This act shall not apply to buildings which contain an approved 
sprinkler system and stairways enclosed with fire-proof walls, 
or other means of exit duly approved in writing by the selectmen 
of towns or by such city officials as may be designated by city 
governments for that purpose. But it shall not be necessary to 
secure the approval of said officers for any such building as has 
been theretofore duly approved by officials authorized at the time 
of such approval to grant the same. 

Sect. 2. Such fire-escapes shall reach within eight feet of the Exits, how to be 
ground, and the locations of the exits thereto shall be designated by 
red lights during such hours of the night as the building is occu- 
pied for the purposes designated in section 1 of this act. 

Sect. 3. If any person shall violate any of the provisions of Penalties. 
this act, he shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars or be 
imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, and it shall be the 
duty of said officers to enforce the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 4. Chapter 137 of the Laws of 1907, chapter 164 of the Repealing clause; 
Laws of 1909, chapter 43 of the Laws of 1911, and chapter 215 of on passage. 
the Laws of 1913 are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 124. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 167, LAWS OF 1913, ENTITLED "aN 
act to provide for THE ELECTION OF DELEGATES TO NATIONAL 
CONVENTIONS BY DIRECT VOTE OF THE PEOPLE. ' ' 

Section I Section 

1. Elections, when to be held. ' 2. How conducted in towns and cities. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 167, Laws of 1913, entitled "An act to Elections, wuen 
provide for the election of delegates to national conventions by 
direct vote of the people," is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "third Tuesday in May" in section 1 of said act and in- 
serting in place thereof the words, second Tuesday in March, so 
that said section as amended shall read : Section 1. On the 
second Tuesday in March in the year 1916, and each year there- 
after when a president of the United States is to be elected, a 



146 Chapter 125. [1915 

primary shall be held for the election of delegates at large, alter- 
nate delegates at large, delegates, and alternate delegates to the 
national conventions of the various political parties to be held to 
nominate party candidates for president and vice-president of the 
United States. 
SwnsTnd"(fitfes° ^ECT. 2. Scction 2 of Said act is hereby amended by striking 
out the whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following : Sect. 2. Said primary election in towns shall be held 
in connection with the regular March meeting; said primary 
election in cities shall be held at the regular polling places in the 
various wards; and in all cases the said primary election shall 
be conducted by the regular election officers. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 125. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 113 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 



Section 

1. Diseased horses or swine, sale of, 
how punished. 



Section 

2. Tubercular animals, examination, etc. 

3. Diseased bovines, sale restricted. 



Be it piiacted hi) the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genered Court convened: 

Diseased horses or SECTION 1. Amend chapter 113 of the Public Statutes by strik- 

swine, sale i)f. how . ii<» • -% n -i ^ • • i t^ -ii • 

punished. lug out the wholc 01 sectiou 18 and substituting the following : 

Sect. 18. Any person who shall sell, offer for sale, trade, or 
barter any horse infected by the disease known as glanders, or 
swine infected by the disease known as hog cholera, or expose the 
same or allow them to be exposed upon any highway or in any 
public place or pasture, shall be fined a sum not exceeding one 
hundred dollars or confined thirty days in jail, or both, for each 
offense. 

Tubercular ani- Sect. 2. The commissioner of agriculture mav make an ex- 

mals, examination ... . . . ^ ' 

and disposition of. amiuatiou of any animal or animals, owned by any person or 
persons within this state, reported to him as being tubercular ; 
and if in his judgment he deems necessary, he may cause to be 
made a tuberculin test, provided that the owner or agent shall 
agree in writing to improve sanitary conditions, to disinfect his 
premises should diseased cattle be found, to agree to slaughter 
animals responding to such test or hold them in quarantine pur- 



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suant to the directions of the commissioner of agriculture, and to 
follow instructions designed to prevent the reinfection of the 
herd, or to suppress the disease or prevent the spread thereof. 
Any bovine animal in which tuberculosis is diagnosed by a phys- 
ical examination or the tuberculin test, or both, which is not im- 
mediately slaughtered, shall be marked by inserting in the left 
ear a metal tag or button, upon which is stamped a number and 
the capital letter T ; and a record of each number, with a full and 
complete description of each animal, shall be kept by the commis- 
sioner of agriculture, and he is authorized to make regulations 
whereby animals reacting to the tuberculin test, which show no 
marked physical indications of disease, may be retained by the 
owner and used for breeding purposes, and the dairy products 
of such animals may be sold under regulations made by the state 
board of health; provided, however, that any bovine animal 
slaughtered by order of the commissioner shall not be appraised 
more than one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, offer for Diseased bovines, 
sale, trade, or barter any bovine animal known to have a com- ^*'® "Btncte . 
municable, infectious, or contagious disease, except for imme- 
diate slaughter under the inspection of state or federal authorities, 
or by written permit from the commissioner of agriculture under 
such regulations w^hich may be hereafter made and provided. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 126. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6 OP CHAPTER 96, LAWS OF 1901, 
RELATING TO HIGH SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES, AS AMENDED BY 
CHAPTER 90, LAWS OF 1905. 



Section 

1. Assignment of scholars to high 
schools regulated. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause: act talces effect on 
passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 96, Laws of 1901, as amended by Assignment of 

SCIlOlSiTS to Ql£il 

chapter 90, Laws of 1905, is hereby amended by adding the folk v- schools rr-uiated. 
ing: Provided, however, that the board of education may, upon !^)- 
plication in writing and hearing, assign any child in such distric! t > 



148 Chapter 126. [1915 

another high school or academy other than that with which such 
contract shall be made, and the district in which the child with 
parent or guardian resides shall be liable to the academy or high 
school to which such child is assigned for tuition of such child, as 
provided by chapter 96, Laws of 1901, and amendments thereto ; 
and provided, further, that the person making application to the 
board of education as provided in this act may, whenever such 
application is denied, refer the matter to the state superintendent 
of public instruction for review and final decision ; so that said 
section as amended shall read : Sect. 6. Any school district may 
make contracts with any academies or high schools or other- 
literary institutions located in the state for furnishing instruc- 
tion to its scholars ; and such school district may raise and appro- 
priate money to carry into effect any contracts in relation thereto. 
Every such academy or high school or literary institution shall 
then be deemed a high school maintained by such district, if ap- 
proved by the superintendent of public instruction in accordance 
with section 4 of this act. Provided, however, that the board of 
education may, upon application in writing and hearing, assign 
any child in such district to another high school or academy other 
than that with which such contract shall be made, and the district 
in which the child with parent or guardian resides shall be liable 
to the academy or high school to which such child is assigned for 
tuition of such child, as provided by chapter 96, Laws of 1901, and 
amendments thereto; and provided, further, that the person mak- 
ing application to the board of education as provided in this act 
may, whenever such application is denied, refer the matter to the 
state superintendent of public instruction for review and final 
decision. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
passlS' ^^^"^ "" '^^^ hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 127, 128. 149 

CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 128, LAWS OP 1909, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 166, LAWS OF 1911, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO IMPROVE 
THE STATE SYSTEM OF FOREST PROTECTION. ' ' 

Section' I Section' 

1. Conferences of forest fire wardens. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacted hfj tlie Semite and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 25 of chapter 128, Laws of 1909, as amended Conferences of 

^ , . forest fire 

by chapter 166, Laws of 1911, is hereby amended by striking out wardens, 
the whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing : Sect. 25. The state forester, under the direction of the 
forestry commission, may call conferences of the forest fire war- 
dens, deputy forest tire wardens, and other employees of the 
forestry department in different sections of the state for the 
purpose of improving the service. Those summoned by the state 
forester shall be allowed their traveling expenses in attending 
such conferences. He may, with the consent of the forestry com- 
mission, secure the attendance at such conferences of expert for- 
esters from without the state, the said experts to be paid their 
necessary traveling expenses. 

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

^ 1 o passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 128. 



an act TO regltlate the sale OF lightning rods. 



Section 

1. License required. 

2. Prerequisites for license. 

3. Agents, how licensed. 

4. Exhibit of license, etc. 



Sectiox 

5. Sale without license, how punished. 

6. Suit on guarantee, how brought. 

7. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Bf it enacfed by tJie Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. No manufacturer, person, firm, or corporation shall License required, 
sell or offer for sale material used for the protection of buildings 
from damage by lightning until authorized to do so by a license 
obtained from the insurance commissioner under the provisions of 
this act. 



150 Chapter ]28. [1915 

ue^ee^'^'^^^ ^'" Sect. 2. No such license shall be issued until the insurance com- 
missioner has approved of the material made by such manufacturer 
for the purpose of protecting from lightning, and of the manner 
and system of installing such material, nor until such manufac- 
turer, person, firm, or corporation referred to in section 1 of this 
act has filed a bond with the insurance commissioner in the penal 
sum of five thousand dollars, with security satisfactory to the in- 
surance commissioner, for the purpose of securing the payment of 
any final judgment that may be recovered against such manufac- 
turer in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state, together 
with a written stipulation that legal process affecting such manu- 
facturer or his agent, served upon the insurance commissioner for 
the time being, shall have the same effect as if personally served 
upon such manufacturer or his agent within the state. When the 
insurance commissioner is satisfied that the manufacturer has com- 
plied with such reciuirements and is safe and reliable as to assets, 
business standing, and methods, and is entitled to confidence, he 
shall require to be filed with him a copy of the guarantee agree- 
ment issued by such manufacturer, which guarantee agreement 
must provide that, in the event of damage by lightning to prop- 
erty rodded by said manufacturer or his agent, money for the rod- 
ding of said building shall be returned to the owner thereof, or 
the damage to said building repaired. The form of such guarantee 
agreement shall be approved by the insurance commissioner before 
the issuance thereof ; and upon the payment to him of a fee of fifty 
dollars he may issue a license to such manufacturer, to continue in 
force one year from date of issue. The license may be revoked at 
any time by the insurance commissioner for good cause, after a 
hearing. 
Agents, how Sect. 3. Upou Written notice from a licensed manufacturer 

licensed • 

under this act of the appointment of a suitable person to act as his 
agent in this state, and upon the presentation of a certificate of 
his good reputation and moral character, signed by the mayor or 
selectmen of the city or town of which he is a resident, the insur- 
ance commissioner may, if he is satisfied that the appointee is a 
suitable person, issue to him a license as such agent, upon the re- 
ceipt of a fee of two dollars. Such license shall continue in force 
one year from date of issue, but may be revoked at any time by the 
insurance commissioner for good cause and after a hearing. Such 
agents shall be residents of the state. 
Exhibit of liceaae, Sect. 4. Every agent shall, upon demand, exhibit his license to 
any mayor, selectman, sheriff or his deputy, constable, or police 
officer, and to any person to whom he sells or offers to sell lightning 
rods, and shall furnish a copy of this act to every person to whom 
he sells such lightning rods. If he neglects or refuses to do so, he 



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shall be liable to the penalty provided by this act for acting as such 
agent without a license. 

Sect. 5. Any person not licensed as provided by this act, sell- saie without 

. ' ^ • 11 license, how 

mg or offering for sale such lightning rods or other material, shall punished, 
be punished by a fine of not over two hundred dollars or six months' 
imprisonment for each offense, or both. The licenses provided for > 

by this act are good for only one person, firm, or corporation, and 
are not transferable. 

Sect. 6. The holder of any guarantee agreement issued under Suit on guarantee, 
the provisions of this act may bring suit in the name of the insur- "^ ^"^^ 
ance commissioner upon the bond provided by this act, and have 
the same procedure and remedies thereon as in the case of official 
bonds of county officers. "Whenever legal process against such 
manufacturer is served upon the commissioner, he shall take such 
action as is provided in the case of the service of legal processes 
against foreign companies. 

Sect. 7. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing clause; 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect passS^ ^^^"^ *"" 
upon its passage. 



[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 129. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 133 OF THE LAV^^S OF 1911, ENTI- 
TLED ''an ACT REPEALING CHAPTER 86 OF THE LAWS OF 1905 AND 
CHAPTER 154 OF THE LAWS OF 1909, AND ENACTING A MOTOR VEHI- 
CLE LAW," AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 81 AND CHAPTER 171 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1913. 



Section 

1. Meaning of terms used. 

2. Seals for motor cycles. 

3. Seals for motor cycles of non-resi- 

dents. 

4. Seals for motor cycles of dealers. 

5. Motor cycle to display seal. 



Section 

6. Headlights to be dimmed, when. 

7. Management of motor vehicle near 

street cars, etc. 

8. Fees for registrations, licenses, etc. 

9. No fees for certain motor vehicles. 
10. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hi) the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genered Court convened: \ 



Section 1. Section 1 of said chapter 133 of the Laws of 1911 ^^^l'""^ °^ ^^™^ 
as amended is hereby stricken out and the following is substituted 
therefor: Section 1. Terms used in this act shall be construed 
as follows, unless a different meaning is clearly apparent from the 



152 Chapter ]29. [1915 

language or context, or unless such construction is inconsistent with 
the manifest intention of the legislature : 

"Secretary" shall mean the secretary of state for the state of 
New Hampshire. 

"Automobile" shall include all motor vehicles except motor cy- 
cles. 

"Chauffeur" shall mean any person who operates a motor vehi- 
cle other than his own, and who directly or indirectly receives com- 
pensation therefor. 

"Dealer" shall include every person who actually is engaged in 
the business of buying, selling or exchanging motor vehicles, on 
commission or otherwise. 

"Garage" shall mean every place where five or more motor vehi- 
cles are stored or housed at any one time, except only such places 
in which motor vehicles are kept by the owners thereof without pay- 
ment for storage. 

"Intersecting way" shall mean any way which joins another at 
an angle, whether or not it crosses the other. 

"Motor cycle" shall apply only to-motor vehicles having but two 
wheels in contact with the ground and with pedals and a saddle 
on which the driver sits astride, but a motor cycle may carry a one- 
wheel attachment for the conveyance of a passenger. 

"Motor vehicles" shall include automobiles, motor cycles, and 
all other vehicles used upon highways, propelled by power other 
than muscular power, except railroad and railway cars and motor 
vehicles running only upon rails or tracks. 

"Non-resident" shall apply to residents of states, districts, or 
countries who have no regular place of abode or business in this 
state for a period of more than three months continuously in the 
calendar year. 

"Number plate" shall mean the sign or marker furnished by the 
secretary, on which is displayed the register number or mark of a 
motor vehicle assigned to such motor vehicle by the secretary. 

"Operator" shall mean any person who operates a motor vehicle, 
other than a chauffeur. 

"Person," wherever used in connection with the registration of 
a motor vehicle, shall include all corpor?itions, associations, partner- 
ships, companies, firms, or other aggregations of individuals who 
own or control such vehicles, in any capacity, or for any purpose. 
"Police officer" or "officer" shall include any constable or other 
officer authorized to make arrest or serve process. 

"Register number" shall apply to the number or mark assigned 
by the secretary to a motor vehicle. 

"Thickly settled or business j^art of a city or town" shall mean 
the territory of a city or town contiguous to any way which is built 
Tip with structures devoted to business or the territory of a city or 



1915] Chapter 129. 153 

town contiguous to any way where the dwelling-houses are situated 
at such distances as will average less than one hundred feet be- 
tween such dwelling-houses for a distance of a quarter of a mile 
or over. 

"Way" shall mean any public highway, street, avenue, road, 
alley, park, or parkway, or any private way laid out under author- 
ity of statute. 

Sect. 2. Section 2 of said chapter 133 is hereby amended by seais for motor 
striking out the words "but no such number plates shall be fur- 
nished by the secretary of state for motor cycles" and substituting 
therefor the following: The secretary shall furnish in like manner 
to every person whose motor cycle is registered as aforesaid a seal 
circular in form, approximately two inches in diameter, bearing 
thereon the words Registered Motor Cycle No. , N. H., to- 
gether with the year of the issue thereof and with the register num- 
ber of the motor cycle stamped or otherwise suitably inscribed 
thereon ; so that said section 2 as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 2. Application for the registration of motor vehicles may be 
made by the owner thereof, by mail or otherwise, to the secretary, 
upon blanks^ prepared under his authority. The application shall 
contain in addition to such other particulars as may be required , 
by the secretary, a statement of the name, place of residence, and 
street address of the applicant, with a brief description of the 
motor vehicle, including the name of the maker, the number, if 
any, affixed by the maker the character of the motor power, and 
the amount of such motor power stated in figures of horse-power. 
The proper registration fee, as provided in section 26, shall be 
deposited before said application is granted. The secretary or 
his duly authorized agent shall then register in a book, or upon 
suitable index cards to be kept for the purpose, the motor vehicle 
described in the application, giving to said vehicle a distinguish- 
ing number or other mark to be known as the register number 
for said vehicle, and shall thereupon issue to the applicant a cer- 
tificate of registration. Said certificate shall contain the name, 
place of residence and address of the applicant, and the register 
number or mark, and shall be in such form and contain such fur- 
ther inform?ition as the secretary shall determine. An applicant 
for the registration of a motor vehicle who does not file his appli- 
cation therefor until after the thirtieth day of September in any 
year shall be entitled to a reduction in the fee for such registration 
as provided in section 26. Upon the transfer of ownership of any 
motor vehicle, its registration shall expire, and the person in whose 
name such vehicle is registered shall return forthwith the certificate 
of registration to the secretary with a written notice containing the 
date of such transfer of ownership and the name, place of residence, 
and address of the new owner. A person who transfers the owner- 
ship of a registered motor vehicle owned by him to another, upon 



154 Chapter 129. [1915 

the filing of a new application, and upon the payment of the fee 
as provided in section 26, may have registered in his name another 
motor vehicle for the remainder of the calendar year, provided the 
horse-power of said motor vehicle is the same or less than that of 
the motor vehicle first registered by him ; but if the horse-power of 
the motor vehicle is greater than that of the motor vehicle 
first registered by him, the applicant shall pay, in addition 
to the said fee, the difference between the fee paid by him 
for the said vehicle first registered and the fee for the registra- 
tion of a motor vehicle of the higher horse-power, as provided in 
section 26. The secretary, at his discretion, may assign to the 
motor vehicle of any person who surrenders his registration certifi- 
cate, as herein provided, and who desires to register another motor 
vehicle, the register number of the motor vehicle described in the 
surrendered certificate. Said secretary shall furnish at his office, 
without charge, to every person whose automobile is registered as 
aforesaid, two number plates of suitable design, each number plate 
to have displayed upon it the register number assigned to such vehi- 
cle, the letters N. H., and figures showing the year of the issue. 
The secretary shall furnish in like manner to every person whose 
motor cycle is registered as aforesaid a seal, circular in form, ap- 
proximately two inches in diameter, bearing thereon the words Reg- 
istered Motor Cycle No. , N. H., together with the year of 

the issue thereof and with the register number of the motor cycle 
stamped or otherwise suitably inscribed thereon. The horse-power 
of every motor vehicle sought to be registered shall be determined 
by the secretary, and such determination shall be final. In de- 
termining such horse-power the secretary may employ the rating es- 
tablished by the Association of Licensed Automobile Manufacturers, 
so far as the same may be applicable, or any other test or formula 
by which such horse-power may be mathematically ascertained; 
and if no such test or formula can be had, the secretary may use 
the highest rated power as given by the manufacturer, or otherwise 
cause the horse-power to be tested. The registration of every motor 
vehicle shall expire at midnight upon the thirty-first day of Decem- 
ber of each year, unless otherwise provided. 
Seals for motor Sect. 3. Scctiou 3 of Said chapter 133 as amended is hereby 
rLtdent's. ^^^ amended by striking out of said section 3 the words "but no such 
number plates shall be furnished by the secretary for motor cycles" 
and substituting therefor the following: The secretary shall fur- 
nish in like manner to every person whose motor cycle is registered 
as aforesaid a seal, circular in form, approximately two inches in 
diameter, bearing thereon the words Registered Motor Cycle No. 

, N. H., t(^ether with the year of issue thereof and with 

the register number of the motor cycle stamped or otherwise suit- 
ably inscribed thereon ; so that said section 3 as amended shall read 



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as follows: Sect. 3. (a) A motor vehicle owned by a non-resi- 
dent of this state, who has complied with the laws of his state, dis- 
trict, or country, relating to registration and licensing of motor 
vehicles, ma}^ be operated upon the ways of this state for a period 
not exceeding ten days in any one calendar year without registra- 
tion, except as otherwise provided in section 9. In estimating the 
number of days of use by a non-resident under the foregoing privi- 
lege, any fractional part of a day's use within this state shall be 
held to be a day. Every such vehicle so operated shall have dis- 
played upon it the distinguishing number or mark of the state, dis- 
trict, or countrj^ in which the owner thereof resides, and none other, 
until the vehicle is registered in accordance with the provisions of 
this act. A motor vehicle so owned may be operated also in this 
state during the months of July, August, and September in any 
year if application for the registration thereof is made in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section 2 and the proper fee provided 
for in section 26 is paid, and the said vehicle is duly registered by 
the secretary or his authorized agent. The secretary shall furnish 
at his office, without charge, to every person whose automobile is 
registered as aforesaid, two number plates of suitable design, and 
triangular in shape, each number plate to have displayed upon it 
the register number assigned to such vehicle, the letters N. H., and 
figures showing the year of the issue. The secretary shall furnish 
in like manner to every person whose motor cycle is registered as 
aforesaid a seal, circular in form, approximately two inches in 
diameter, bearing thereon the words Registered Motor Cycle No. 

, N. H., together with the year of the issue thereof and 

with the register number of the motor cycle stamped or otherwise 
suitably inscribed thereon. Every such registration shall expire 
at midnight upon the thirtieth day of September in each year. 

(b) A motor vehicle owned by a non-resident of this state who 
has complied with the laws of his state relating to registration and 
licensing of motor vehicles, who has a tona fide actual residence in 
a state grauting like privileges to residents of this state, which resi- 
dence is located within fifteen miles by highway of the border line 
of this state, may be operated upon any ways of this state distant 
not more than fifteen miles from the border line of his state, if 
application for the registration thereof is made in accordance with 
the provisions of section 2 and the proper fee provided for in section 
26 is paid and the said motor vehicle is duly registered by the sec- 
retary or his authorized agent. The secretary shall furnish at his 
office, without charge, to every person whose automobile is regis- 
tered as aforesaid, a metal tag of suitable design, and oval in shape, 
to have displayed upon it the register number assigned to such 
motor vehicle, the letters N. H., and figures showing the year of the 
issue, but no such tag shall be furnished by the secretary for motor 



156 Chapter 129. 



1915 



cycles. Such tag shall at all times be conspicuously displayed on 
the front of such motor vehicle. Every application filed under the 
provisions of (a) and (b) of this section shall be sworn to by the 
applicant before a justice of the peace or a notary public. 
fX 'of" dealers. ^^^'^- ^- ^ectiou 4 of Said chapter 133 is hereby amended by 
striking out of said section 4 the words ' ' but no such number plate 
shall be furnished by the secretary for motor cycles," and substi- 
tuting therefor the following: The secretary shall furnish at the 
price stated in section 26, to every person whose vehicles are reg- 
istered as aforesaid, as many seals for motor cycles as such person 
shall apply for, said seals to be circular in form, approximately 
two inches in diameter, bearing thereon the words Registered Motor 

Cycle No. , N. H., together with the year of the issue 

thereof and Math the register number or mark of the manufacturer 
or dealer stamped or suitably inscribed thereon, and each seal so 
furnished shall also bear a different letter or letters; so that said 
section 4 as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 4. Every manu- 
facturer or dealer in motor vehicles may make application upon a 
blank provided by the secretary, for a general distinguishing num- 
ber or mark, instead of registering each motor vehicle o\vTied or 
controlled by him, and with such application shall be deposited the 
registration fee as herein provided, and the secretary may grant 
such application if satisfied of the facts stated therein, and issue 
to the applicant a certificate of registration, containing the name, 
business address of the applicant, and the distinguishing number 
or mark assigned to him, and made in such form and containing 
such further information as the secretary may determine ; and all 
motor vehicles owned or controlled by such manufacturer or dealer 
shall be regarded as registered under such general distinguishing 
number or mark until sold, or loaned for a period of more than ten 
successive days. 

The secretary shall furnish at his office, without charge, to every 
manufacturer of or dealer in motor vehicles whose vehicles are reg- 
istered under the provisions of this section, six pairs of number 
plates of suitable design, the plates to have displayed upon them 
the register number which is assigned to the motor vehicles of such 
manufacturer or dealer, with a different letter or letters or mark 
on each pair of number plates. The secretary shall furnish, at the 
price stated in section 26. to every person whose vehicles are regis- 
tered as aforesaid, as many seals for motor cycles as such person 
shall apply for, said seal to be circular in form, approximately 
two inches in diameter, bearing thereon the words Registered Motor 

Cycle No. , N. H., together with the year of the issue 

thereof and with the register number or mark of the manufacturer 
or dealer stamped or suitably inscribed thereon, and each seal so 
furnished shall also bear a different letter or letters. 



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Sect. 5. Section 6 of said chapter 133 as amended is hereby Motor cycle to 
amended by striking out the whole of said section and substituting '^^ *^ ^^* ' 
in place thereof the following : Sect. 6. Every motor cycle oper- 
ated in or on any way shall have displayed conspicuously the seal 
bearing the register number furnished in accordance with the pro- 
visions of sections 2, 3 (a) and 4 of this act for such vehicle. Said 
seal shall be fastened securely to some part of the vehicle or to 
some contrivance firmly attached thereto, in the rear of the saddle. 

Sect. 6. Section 7 of said chapter 133 as amended is hereby Headlights to be 
amended by adding thereto the following : It shall be the duty of ' 
any person having control or charge of a motor vehicle which is 
equipped with electric headlights to dim or extinguish such head- 
lights when approaching an electric street railway car or another 
automobile, whenever there is a reasonable opportunity so to do 
without danger to himself and the occupants of his motor vehicle ; 
so that said section 7 as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 7. 
Every motor vehicle, operated or driven upon the ways of this state, 
shall be provided with adequate brakes in good working order and 
sufficient to control such vehicle at all times when the said vehicle 
is in use, a muffler, a suitable and adequate bell, horn or other de- 
vice for signaling, and suitable lamps. Every automobile operating 
during the period from one half hour after sunset to one half hour 
before sunrise, shall display at least two lighted lamps on the front 
and one on the rear of such vehicle, which shall also display a red 
light visible from the rear. The rays of such rear lamp shall shine 
upon the number plate carried on the rear of such vehicle in such 
manner as to render the numerals thereon visible for at least fifty 
feet in the direction from which the motor vehicle is proceeding. 
The light on the front lamps shall be visible at least two hundred 
feet in the direction in which the motor vehicle is proceeding. It 
shall be the duty of any person having control or charge of a motor 
vehicle which is equipped with electric headlights to dim or extin- 
guish such headlights when approaching an electric street railway 
car or another automobile, whenever there is a reasonable oppor- 
tunity so to do without danger to himself and the occupants of his 
motor vehicle. 

Sect. 7. vSection 12 of said chapter 133 as amended is hereby Management of 
amended by adding at the end of said section 12 the following : "p^ar^ street" cars, 
The driver of any motor vehicle approaching or passing a car of a ^'^'^■ 
street railway which has been stopped to allow passengers to alight 
or embark, shall slow down such vehicle, and if it be necessary for 
the safety of the public, shall bring said vehicle to a full stop. 
Upon approaching a pedestrian who is upon a traveled part upon 
a highway and not upon a sidewalk, such vehicle shall be slowed 
down and timely signal shall be given with his bell, horn, or device 
for ^signaling; so that said section 12 as amended shall read as fol- 



158 Chapter 129. [1915 

lows: Sect. 12. Every person having control or charge of an 
automobile or motor cycle shall, whenever upon any public street 
or way and approaching any vehicle drawn by a horse or horses, 
or approaching any horse upon which any person is riding, oper- 
ate, manage, and control such automobile or motor cycle in such a 
manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the 
frightening of such horse or horses and to insure the safety and 
protection of any person riding or driving the same. And if such 
horse or horses appear to be frightened the person in control of 
such automobile or motor cycle shall reduce its speed, and if re- 
quested by the raising of a hand by the rider or driver of such 
horse or horses shall not proceed further toward such animal, and in 
cases of extreme fright shall upon request reduce the motive power 
to a full stop. Upon approaching any intersecting way or a curve 
or corner in a way, every person operating a motor vehicle shall 
slow down and give timely signal with his bell, horn, or other de- 
vice for signaling; provided, that in the thickly settled parts of a 
city or town no bell, horn, or other device for signaling shall be 
sounded so as to make an unreasonable noise, except in the case 
of fire and police department vehicles ; and provided further, that 
no operator or chauffeur of any motor vehicle shall on any way 
permit any unreasonable amount of smoke to escape from said 
motor vehicle, nor shall any operator or chauffeur on any way per- 
mit said motor vehicle to make any unnecessary noise, by cutting 
out the muffler or otherwise. The driver of any motor vehicle on 
any highway, approaching a crossing of ways, shall slow down and 
keep to the right of the intersection of the centers of both ways 
when turning either to the right or to the left. The driver of any 
motoi* vehicle approaching or passing a car of a street railway 
which has been stopped to allow passengers to alight or embark, 
shall slow down such vehicle, and if it be necessary for the safety 
of the public, shall bring said vehicle to a full stop. Upon ap- 
proaching a pedestrian w^ho is upon a traveled part upon a high- 
way and not upon a sidewalk, such vehicle shall be slowed down 
and timely signal shall be given Avith his bell, horn, or device for 
signaling. 
Fees for registra- Sect. 8. Scctiou 26 of Said chapter 133 as amended is hereby 
amended by striking out the whole of said section 26 and substi- 
tuting therefor the following: Sect. 26. The secretary or his 
authorized agents shall collect fees as follows : 

For the registration of every motor cycle, $2. For the substi- 
tution of the registration of a motor cycle for that of a motor cycle 
previously registered in accordance with the provisions of section 
2 of this act, $1. 

For the registration of every automobile not exceeding fifteen 
horse-power, $10. 



tions, licenses, etc. 



1915] Chapter 129. 159 

For the registration of every automobile exceeding fifteen horse- 
power and not exceeding thirty horse-power, $15. 

For the registration of every automobile exceeding thirty horse- 
power and not exceeding forty horse-power, $20. 

For the registration of every automobile exceeding forty horse- 
power and not exceeding fifty horse-power, $25. 

For the registration of every automobile exceeding fifty horse- 
power and not exceeding sixty horse-power, $30. 

For the registration of every automobile exceeding sixty horse- 
power, $40. 

For the substitution of the registration of an automobile for that 
of an automobile previousl}^ registered in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section 2 of this act, $2. 

For the registration of a tractor or log hauler, $10. 

For the registration of every motor vehicle owned by a non- 
resident who applies for registration under the provisions of sec- 
tion 3 (a) of this act, and for the registration of every automobile 
during the period beginning with the first day of October and end- 
ing on the thirty-first day of December, in any year, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section 2 of this act, one half of the fore- 
going fees. 

For the registration of every motor vehicle owned by a non-resi- 
dent who applies for registration under the provisions of section 
3 (b) of this act, $2. 

For the registration of motor vehicles owned by or under 
the control of a manufacturer of or dealer in motor vehicles, $25 ; 
provided, however, that every dealer shall separately register 
each motor vehicle which he lets for hire. 

For the registration of all the motor cycles owned by or under 
the control of a manufacturer of or dealer in motor cycles who does 
not manufacture or deal in automobiles, including three seals to be 
furnished with the certificate of registration, $5. 

For every additional seal furnished to replace such seals as have 
been lost or mutilated, or which are illegible, and for every seal fur- 
nished to a manufacturer of or dealer in automobiles for use on 
motor cycles owned by or under the control of such persons, fifty 
cents. 

For every additional number plate furnished to replace such as 
have been lost or mutilated or which are illegible, and for every ad- 
ditional number plate furnished to a manufacturer of or dealer in 
motor vehicles whose business requires more than six pairs of such 
plates, $1. 

For each operator's original license and examination, $3 ; for each 
chauffeur's original license, examination and badge, $5; for all sub- 
sequent operators' and chauffeurs' licenses, $1. 



160 Chapter 129. [1915 

For every additional copy of a certificate of registration or li- 
cense, fifty cents. 

For the operation of all cars bearing the neutral zone registra- 
tion, the operator's or chauffeur's license issued by the state of 
residence shall be deemed sufficient. The fee for a neutral zone reg- 
istration shall be $2. 

For the operation of all motor vehicles registered for the months 
of July, August, and September as non-resident motor vehicles, 
special non-resident certificates shall be issued, good only during 
the period of three months as above stated, and no buttons shall be 
issued to chauffeurs. For original special non-resident certificate 
and examination the fee shall be $2, and for all subsequent certifi- 
cates and all certificates issued to drivers who had previously been 
examined in the state of their residence, $1. Provided, however, 
that said secretary or his authorized agents may furnish without 
charge copies of certificates of registration and licenses to operate 
and copies of other documents relating thereto to officers of the 
state, or of any court thereof, or of a city or town therein, and said 
secretary may issue certificates of registration for motor vehicles 
and licenses to operate the same to any member of the foreign diplo- 
matic corps without payment of the fees therefor. Motor vehicles 
owned and operated by the state, or by any county, city, or town, 
shall be exempt from registration fees, but shall be registered as 
any other motor vehicles are registered. 
No fees for certain Sect. 9. Said chapter 133 as amended is hereby further amended 

motor vehicles. ^ . '' 

by adding thereto the following : Sect. 29. The secretary of state 
may issue certificates of registration for motor vehicles and licenses 
to operate the same to the president of the United States and mem- 
bers of his executive staff without the payment of fees therefor. 
Takes efifect, when. Sect. 10. Scctious 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of this act shall take 
effect on May 1, 1915, and section 6 shall take effect January 1, 
1916. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 130. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE STATE OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING AUGUST 31, 1916. 

Section I Section 

1. Appropriations for sundry purposes. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the state, for the purposes speci- 
fied, for the fiscal year ending on the thirty-first day of August, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: 

For the executive department, "$39,300, as follows: For salary Executive, 
of governor, $3,000; for salary of governor's secretary, $800; for 
council, per diem and expenses, $5,000; for governor's contingent 
fund, $1,500; for transportation, $600; for incidentals, $150; for 
printing blanks, $250; for emergency fund to protect interests of 
the state, $25,000 ; for provincial records, as per authority chapter 
123, Laws of 1881, $3,000. 

For secretary of state department, $19,100, as follows: For Secretary of state. 
salary of secretary, $4,000; for salary of deputy secretary, $1,500; 
for clerical expense, $1,500; for incidentals, $400; for printing 
blanks, $250 ; for printing report, .$500 ; for express, $650 ; for 
postage, $250; for indexing province records, $900; for Australian 
ballot, $100 ; for direct primary, $2,000 ; for purchase of New 
Hampshire Law Reports, $1,050 ; for copying ancient records, 
$6,000. 

For treasury department, $9,600, as follows: For salary of state treasury. 
treasurer, $2,500 ; for salary of deputy, $1,500 ; for clerical ex- 
penses, $3,600 ; for compiling statistics, $200 ; for incidentals, 
$800 ; for printing blanks, $400 ; for printing report, $600. 

For insurance department, $7,900, as follows : For salary of insurance commis- 
commissioner, $2,000; for clerical expenses, $2,600; for incident- 
als, $1,000; for printing blanks, .$700; for printing report, $1,600. 

For bank commission, $12,000, as follows : For salaries of com- Bank commission, 
missioners, $8,000 ; for clerical expenses, $1,000 ; for expenses of 
commissioners, $1,200 ; for incidentals, $600 ; for printing report 
and blanks, $1,200. 

For public service commission, $31,700, as follows : For salaries Public service 

„ . . . . - _^^ „ ,11 1 • . X commission, 

of commissioners, $10,700; for experts, clerks, and assistants, 

$15,000; for expenses of commissioners, $1,000; for incidentals 

and j)rinting, $5,000. 



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Tsx commission. 



Public printing 
eommiBsion. 



Indexing. 

Control of state 
institutions. 



State ho«se. 



LegislatuTe. 
Supreme court. 



Superior court. 



Attorney-general. 



Probate courts. 



Registers of pro- 
bate and deputies 



For tax commission, $14,000, as follows: For salaries of com- 
missioners, $8,000 ; for clerical expense, $1,000 ; for expenses of 
commissioners, $1,000; for incidentals and printing, $3,000; for 
printing report, $500; for expense of gathering county and town 
financial statistics, $500. 

For public printing commission, $2,350, as follows : For clerk, 
$200 ; for incidentals, $100 ; for printing blanks, $50 ; for purchase 
of paper stock, $2,000. 

For department of indexing: For salaries, $1,000. 

For board of management and control of state institutions, $15,- 
500, as follows : For salary of purchasing agent, $3,000 ; for 
salary of business manager, $4,000; for clerical expenses and 
expenses of trustees and manager, $3,500; for acquiring lands 
under the provisions of the act creating the board, $5,000. 

For state house department, $15,300, as follows : For salaries 
and pay-roll, $6,500; for fuel, $2,500; for light and power, $2,500; 
for water, $300; for miscellaneous repairs, furniture and inci- 
dentals, $2,000 ; for telephone and operator, $1,500. 

For legislature : For expenses, $500. 

For supreme court, $26,830, as follows : For salaries of jus- 
tices, $22,500 ; for salary of clerk, $500 ; for salary of messenger, 
$200; for salary of state reporter, $1,800; for justices' expenses, 
$700 ; for transportation, $100 ; for examination of students, $400 ; 
for incidentals, $600 ; for transportation of state reporter, $30. 

For superior court, $26,300, as follows : For salaries of jus- 
tices, .$22,500; for justices' expenses, $3,000; for incidentals, $300; 
for transportation, $500. 

For attorney-general's department, $13,000, as follows: For 
salary of attorney-general, $3,000 ; for salary of assistant at- 
torney-general, $3,000 ; for clerical expenses, $2,400 ; for inci- 
dentals, $1,000 ; for copies of wills and records, $1,300 ; for sup- 
plies, $400; for printing, .$200; for traveling expenses, $1,200; 
for enforcement of liquor laws, $500. 

For probate court department, $9,900, for salaries of judges, 
as follows: Rockingham county, $1,200; Strafford county, $800; 
Belknap county, $600; Carroll county, $700; Merrimack county, 
$1,200 ; Hillsborough county, $2,000 ; Cheshire county, $900 ; Sul- 
livan county, $600 ; Grafton county, $1,000 ; Coos county, $900. 

For salaries of registers of probate and deputies, $11,200, as 
follows: Rockingham county, register, $1,200; Rockingham 
county, deputy, $600; Strafford county, register, $1,000; Belknap 
county, register, $600; Carroll county, register, $600; Merrimack 
county, register, $1,200; Merrimack county, deputy, $600; Hills- 
borough county, register, $1,500 ; Hillsborough county, deputy, 
$800; Cheshire County, register, $600; Sullivan county, register, 



1915] Chapter 130. 163 

$600; Grafton county, register, $1,000; Coos county, register, 
$900. 

For public instruction department, $22,350, as follows: For Public instruction. 
salary of superintendent, $4,000 ; for salaries of deputies, $6,500 ; 
for traveling expenses of deputies, $1,400; for clerical expenses, 
$2,000; for truant officer, attendance, $1,000; for incidentals, 
$1,500; for printing blanks, $1,000; for child-labor act, salaries, 
$2,400; for child-labor act, travel and printing, $1,400; for courses 
of study, $550 ; for ten thousand Registers, $600. 

For schools : For support and encouragement, $105,100. Schools. 

For Plymouth normal school, $26,500, as follows : For salaries, Plymouth normal 
maintenance and operation, printing report, incidentals, and trus- 
tees' expenses, $26,500. 

For Keene normal school, $25,140, as follows : For salaries, Keene normal 
maintenance and operation, printing report, incidentals, and trus- ^^ 
tees' expenses, $25,140. 

For New Hampshire College of Agriculture and JNIechanic Arts, state college. 
$7,000, as follows : For free tuition to New Hampshire students, 
$3,000 ; for poultry breeding, $4,000. 

For deaf, dumb and blind, $20,150, as follows : For support Deaf, dumb, and 
and education, $20,000 ; for Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, '° ' 
$150. 

For state library, $17,805, as follows : For salaries, $5,805 ; state library. 
for maintenance and operation, $5,600 ; for books, periodicals, 
and binding, $6,000; for expenses of trustees, $150; for Bulletin, 
public libraries, $250. 

For state board of charities and correction, $23,800, as follows : Board of chan'tiet 
For salary of secretary, $1,800 ; for clerical expenses, $800 ; for '""^ ''""action. 
incidentals, $400 ; for traveling expenses, $700 ; for printing 
blanks, $100 ; for tubercular patients, $20,000. 

For register of the blind, $5,000. Register of blind. 

For lunacy commission, $800, as follows : For clerical ex- Lunacy commis- 
penses, $500 ; for incidentals, $200 ; for printing blanks, $100. ''""• 

For state hospital : For maintenance, $225,000. state hospital. 

For industrial school, $45,000, as follows : For salaries, $17,- industrial school. 
000 ; for clerical expenses, $1,000 ; for maintenance, $27,000. 

For state prison, $48,700, as follows : For salary of warden, state prison. 
$2,000; for salary of chaplain, $1,000; for salary of physician, 
$500 ; for salary of parole officer, $200 ; for expenses of parole 
officer, $200; for library, $800; for special repairs, $2,000; for 
running expenses, $42,000. 

For soldiers' home. For maintenance, $15,000. Soldiers' home. 

For school for feeble-minded children : For maintenance, $55.- school for feebie- 

' ' mmdea. 

000. 

For state sanatorium : For maintenance, $32,000. s*«*« sanatorium. 

For Prisoners' Aid Association, $100. I2S?o'n.^'"* 



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1915 



Bureau of labor. 



Department of 
agriculture. 



Cattle commission. 



Board of health. 



Laboratory of 
hygiene. 



Vital statistics. 



Pharmacy commis 
si on. 



Dentistry board. 
Optometry board. 

Medical referees. 
Adjutant-general. 



Military 
organizations. 



Bounties on hedge- 
hogs. 

Bounties on bears 
and grasshoppers. 



For bureau of labor, $5,000, as follows : For salary of commis- 
sioner, $1,600; for salary of clerks and assistants, $1,000; for 
expenses of arbitration, $500; for incidentals and traveling, 
$1,000; for printing blanks, $400; for printing report, $500. 

For department of agriculture, $19,500, as follows : For salary 
of commissioner, $2,500 ; for salary of deputy, $1,500 ; for clerical 
expenses, $1,300; for advisory board, per diem and expenses, 
$300; for incidentals, $300; for printing report, $500; for in- 
stitutes and public meetings, $2,000 ; for feeding stuffs inspection, 
$3,000; for fertilizer inspection, $2,500; for nursery inspection, 
$500 ; for seed inspection, $500 ; for resources of state publications, 
$2,100; for licensing milk dealers, $500; for Granite State Dairy- 
men's Association, $1,000; for New Hampshire Horticultural 
Society, $1,000. 

For cattle commission, $18,800, as follows: For incidentals, 
$500; for animals destroyed, $8,000; for inspection, disinfection, 
and appraisal, $3,500 ; for possible expenses of epidemic, $6,800. 

For state board of health, $11,250, as follows: For salary of 
secretary, $2,500 ; for salary of clerk, $500 ; for incidentals, $450 ; 
for printing blanks, $300 ; for epidemic fund, $5,000 ; for sanitary 
inspection, $2,500. 

For laboratory of hygiene, $6,800, as follows : For salaries of 
two chemists, $3,200; for salaries of two bacteriologists, $2,000; 
for incidentals, $1,200; for printing blanks and bulletin, $400. 

For vital statistics, $1,600, as follows: For clerical expenses 
and incidentals, $1,600. 

For pharmacy commission, $1,300, as follows: For compensa- 
tion, $375 ; for incidentals and running expenses, $500 ; for print- 
ing blanks, $50 ; for printing report, $50 ; for enforcement of law, 
$325. 

For registration of dentistry, $500. 

For optometry board, $275, as follows : For compensation and 
expenses, $150; for printing, $100; for postage, $25. 

For medical referees : For printing, $50. 

For adjutant-general's department, $67,325, as follows: For 
salary of adjutant-general, $1,500; for clerical expenses, $1,000; 
for incidentals, $900; for printing blanks, $500; for officers' uni- 
forms, $2,500; for rifle ranges, $3,000; for state armories, Concord, 
Manchester, and Nashua, $7,000; for National Guard (so much 
of this as may be necessary to pay expenses of the annual en- 
campment available June 1 of each year), $50,925. 

For military organizations, $300, as follows : For Amoskeag 
Veterans, $100; for Manchester War Veterans, $100; for Lafay- 
ette Artilleiry Company, $100. 

For bounties on hedgehogs, $5,500. 

For bounties on bears and grasshoppers, $1,000. 



1915] Chapter 130. Ig5 

For lights and buoys, $2,015, as follows : For Winnipesaukee Lights and buoys, 
lake, .$1,100; for Winnipesaukee lake, opposite Melvin Village, 
$100; for Sunapee lake, $400; for Squam lake, $300; for Winni- 
squam lake, $65; for Endicott rock, $50. 

For firemen's relief fund, $2,000 Firemen's relief 

7 T^ 7 fund. 

J^ or hsh and game commission, $24,550, as follows : Salary of pi^h and game 
commissioner, $1,800; for clerical expenses, $900; for general <^"°""'ss''"i- 
expenses, $10,000; for personal expenses, $1,000; for detectives, 
$10,000; for incidentals, $200; for transportation, $250; for 
printing, $400. 

For forest protection, $36,300, as follows: For salary of for- Forest protection. 
ester, $2,500; for clerical expenses, $1,800; for field assistance, 
$1,800; for traveling expenses, $1,000; for district chiefs' salaries 
and expenses, $3,900; for incidentals and commissioners' ex- 
penses, $1,500; for care and acquisition of state lands, $5,000; 
for printing blanks, $800; for fire bills to towns, $7,500; for 
nursery, $1,000; for lookout stations, establishment and main- 
tenance, $6,000; for fire wardens' conferences, $1,000; for preven- 
tion of fires, $2,500. 

For moth suppression, $12,500. Moth suppression. 

For highway department, $350,000, as follows : For permanent state highways. 
improvement, $125,000 ; for maintenance, automobile fees esti- 
mated at $225,000, balance of previous year to be brought for- 
ward. 

For interest charges and maturing bonds (amount ,$141,775.82, ^"*"«^''''^^'"^" 

° ° ^ + ' ' and maturing 

less reserve fund $15,000) $126,775.82, as follows: For Fiske bonds. 
legacy, $1,055.14; for Kimball legacy, $270.14; for agricultural 
college fund, $4,800; for Hamilton Smith fund, .$400; for teachers' 
institute fund, .$2,388.27; for Benjamin Thompson fund. $31.- 
887.27 ; for temporary loans, $2,500 ; for hospital loan, issue of 
1905, $3,500; for hospital loan, issue of 1907, .$5,250; for hospital 
loan, issue of 1909, $2,975; for liospital loan, issue of 1905, prin- 
eipaU $10,000; for sanatorium loan, $1,750; for highway loan, 
issued January 1, 1910, 31/2 per cent., $25,000; for liighway loan, 
issued January 1, 1910, 3 per cent., $50,000. 

For G. A. R. department, $2,150, as follows : For printing, g. a. r. 
$300; for burial of soldiers, $1,800; for incidentals, $50. 

For New Hampshire Historical Society, $500. Historical society. 

For Old Home Week observance, $300. oid Home week. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^"''•^^ ®*^'=* °'' 

* i ^ passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



166 Chapter ]31. [1915 

CHAPTER 131. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OP THE STATE 
OP NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING AUGUST 31, 1917. 

Section I Section 

1. Appropriations for sundry purposes. ' 2. Takes effect on pasasge. 

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

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the state, for the purposes speci- 
fied for the fiscal year ending on the thirty-first day of August, 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, to wit : 

Executive. For the executive department, $39,300, as follows : For salary 

of governor, $3,000; for salary of governor's secretary, $800; 
for council, per diem and expenses, $5,000; for governor's con- 
tingent fund, $1,500; for transportation, $600; for incidentals, 
$150 ; for printing blanks, $250 ; for emergency fund to protect 
interests of the state, $25,000; for provincial records, as per au- 
thority chapter 123, Laws of 1881, $3,000. 

Secretary of state. For Secretary of state department, $23,000, as folloAvs : For 
salary of secretary, $4,000; for salary of deputy, $1,500; for 
clerical expenses, $1,500; for incidentals, $400; for printing 
blanks, $250 ; for printing report, $500 ; for express, $650 ; for 
postage, $250 ; for indexing province records, $900 ; for Australian 
ballot, $4,000; for direct primary, $2,000; for purchase of New 
Hampshire Law Reports, $1,050; for copying ancient records, 
$6,000. 

State treasury. For treasury department, $10,100, as follows : For salary of 

treasurer, $2,500 ; for salary of deputy, $1.500 ; for clerical ex- 
penses, .$3,600 ; for compiling statistics, $200 ; for incidentals, $800 ; 
for printing blanks, $400; for printing report, $600; for treas- 
urer's and deputy's bonds, $500. 

Insurance com- For insurance department, $7,900, as follows : For salary of 
commissioner. $2,000 ; for clerical expenses, $2,600 ; for inciden- 
tals, $1,000 ; for printing blanks, $700 ; for printing report, $1,600. 

Bank commission. For bank comuiission, $12,000, as follows : For salary of com- 
missioners, $8,000; for clerical expenses, $1,000; for expenses of 
commissioners, $1,200; for incidentals, $600; for printing report 
and blanks, $1,200. 

Public service For public scrvice commission, $31,700, as follows: For salaries of 

commissioners, $10,700; for experts, clerks, and assistants, $15,- 
000; for expenses of commissioners, $1,000; for incidentals and 
printing, $5,000. 



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For tax commission, $14,000, as follows : For salaries of com- Tax commission, 
missioners, $8,000; for clerical expense, $1,000; for expenses of 
commissioners, $1,000; for incidentals and printing, $3,000; for 
printing report, $500; for expense of gathering county and town 
financial statistics, $500. 

For public printing commission, $2,350, as follows : For clerk, Public printing 
$200, for incidentals, $100 ; for printing blanks, $50 ; for purchase ''"""''^^'°°- 
of paper stock, $2,000. 

For department of indexing : For salaries, $1,000. indexing. 

For board of management and control of state institutions, Control of state 
$15,500, as follows: For salary of purchasing agent, $3,000 ; '"'"*''*'"°'- 
for salary of business manager, $4,000 ; for clerical expenses and 
expenses of trustees and manager, $3,500 ; for acquiring lands 
under the provisions of the act creating the board, $5,000. 

For state house department, $15,800, as follows : For salaries state house. 
and pay-roll, $6,500; for fuel, $2,500; for light and power, $2,- 
500 ; for water, $300 ; for miscellaneous repairs, furniture, and 
incidentals, $2,500 ; for telephone, switchboard, and operator, $1,- 
500. 

For legislature : For expenses, $140,000. Legislature. 

For supreme court, $26,830, as follows : For salaries of jus- supreme court. 
tiees, $22,500 ; for salary of clerk, $500 ; for salary of messenger, 
$200; for salary of state reporter, $1,800; for justices' expenses, 
$700; for transportation, $100; for examination of students, $400; 
for incidentals. $600; for transportation of state reporter, $30. 

For superior court, $26,300, as follows : For salaries of jus- Superior court, 
tices, $22,500; for justices' expenses, $3,000; for incidentals, $300; 
for transportation. $500. 

For attorney-general's department, $13,500, as follows: For sal- Attorney-general. 
ary of attorney-general, $3,000; for salary of assistant attorney- 
general, $3,000; for clerical expenses, $2,400; for incidentals, 
$1,000; for copies of wills and records, $1,300; for supplies, $400; 
for printing, $200 ; for traveling expenses, $1,200 ; for enforcement 
of liquor laws, $500 ; for printing report, $200. 

For probate court department, $9,900 ; for salaries of judges, as Probate courts. 
folloM-s: Rockingham county, $1,200; Strafford county, $800; Bel- 
knap county, $600 ; Carroll county, $700 ; Merrimack county, 
$1,200: Hillsborough county, $2,000; Cheshire county. $900; Sul- 
livan county. $600; Grafton county, $1,000; Coos county, $900. 

For salaries of registers of probate and deputies, $11,200, as fol- Registers of pro- 
lows: For Rockingham county, register, $1,200; Rockingham 
county, deputy, $600; Strafford county, register, $1,000; Belknap 
county, register, $600; Carroll county, register, $600; Merrimack 
county, register, $1,200; Merrimack county, deputy. $600; Hills- 
borough county, register, $1,500; Hillsborough county, deputy, 



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Schools. 

Plymouth normal 
school. 



Keene normal 
school. 

State college. 



Deaf, dumb 
blind. 



and 



$800; Cheshire county, register, $600; Sullivan county, register, 
$600 ; Grafton county, register, $1,000 ; Coos county, register, $900. 
Public instruction. For public instructiou department, $22,600, as follows : For sal- 
ary of superintendent, $4,000 ; for salaries of deputies, $6,500 ; for 
traveling expenses of deputies, $1,400; for ckrical expenses, $2,000; 
for truant officer, attendance, $1,000 ; for incidentals, $1,500 ; for 
printing blanks, $1,000; for printing report, $1,400; for child-labor 
act, salaries, $2,400; for child-labor act, travel and printing, $1,400. 

For schools : For support and encouragement, $125,100. 

For Plymouth normal school: For salaries, maintenance and 
operation, printing report, incidentals, and trustees' expenses, 
$26,500. 

For Keene normal school : For salaries, maintenance and oper- 
ation, printing report, incidentals, and trustees' expenses, $25,140. 

For New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic 
Arts, $7,000, as follows : For free tuition to New Hampshire stu- 
dents. $3,000 ; for poultry breeding, $4,000. 

For deaf, dumb, and blind, $20,150, as follows: For support 
and education, $20,000 ; for Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, $150. 

For state library, $18,030, as follows: For salaries, $6,030; for 
maintenance and operation, $5,600 ; for books, periodicals, and bind- 
ing, $6,000; for expenses of trustees, $150; for Bulletin, public li- 
braries, $250. 

For state board of charities and correction. $24,250, as follows: 
For salary of secretary, $1,800; for clerical expenses, $800; for 
incidentals, $400 ; for traveling expenses, $700 ; for printing blanks, 
$100 ; for printing report, $450 ; for tubercular patients, $20,000. 

For register of the blind $5,000. 

For lunacy commission, $1,150, as follows: For clerical ex- 
penses, $500 ; for incidentals, $200 ; for printing blanks, $100 ; for 
printing report, $350. 

For state hospital : For maintenance, $225,000. 

For industrial school, $45,000, as follows : For salaries, $17,000 ; 
for clerical expenses, $1 ,000 ; for maintenance, $27,000. 

For state prison, $48.21 0, as follows : For salary of warden, 
$2,000; for salary of chaplain, $1,000; for salary of physician, 
$500; for salary of parole officer, $200; for expenses of parole offi- 
cer, $200 ; for library, $200 ; for special repairs, $2,000 ; for running 
expenses, .$42,000 ; for printing report, $110. 

For soldiers' home: For maintenance, $15,000. 

For school for feeble-minded children : For maintenance, 
$55,000. 

For state sanatorium : For maintenance, $32,000. 

For Prisoners' Aid Association, $100. 

For bureau of labor, $6,000, as follows : For salary of commis- 
sioner, $1,600; for salary of clerks and assistants, $1,000; for ex- 



state library. 



Board of charities 
and correction. 



Register of blind. 

Lunacj' commis- 
sion. 



State hospital. 
Industrial school 

State prison. 



Soldiers' home. 

School for feeble 
minded. 



State sanatorium. 

Prisoners' Aid 
Association. 

Bureau of labor. 



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penses of arbitration, $1,500; for incidentals and traveling $1,000; 
for printing blanks, .$400; for printing report, $500. 

For department of agriculture, $19,500, as follows : For sal- Department of 
ary of commissioner, $2,500 ; for salary of deputy, $1,500 ; for 
clerical expenses. $1 ,300 ; for advisory board, per diem and ex- 
penses, $300 ; for incidentals, $300 ; for printing report, $500 ; 
for institutes and public meetings, $2,000 ; for feeding-stuifs in- 
spection, $3,000 ; for fertilizer inspection, $2,500 ; for nursery 
inspection, $500 ; for seed inspection, $500 ; for resources of state 
publications, $2,100; for licensing milk dealers, $500; for Gran- 
ite State Dairymen's Association, $1,000; for New Hampshire Hor- 
ticultural Society, $1,000. 

For cattle commission, ^18,800, as follows : For incidentals, cattie commission. 
$500 ; for animals destroyed, $8,000 ; for inspection, disinfection 
and appraisal, $3,500; for possible expenses of epidemic, $6,800. 

For state board of health, $12,100, as follows: For salary of Board of health. 
secretary, $2,500 ; for salary of clerk, $500 ; for incidentals, $450 ; 
for printing blanks, $300 ; for printing report, $850 ; for epidemic 
fund, $5,000; for sanitary inspection, $2,500. 

For laboratory of hygiene, $6,800, as follows : for salaries of Laboratory of 
two chemists, $3,200 ; for salaries of two bacteriologists, $2,000 ; for ^^■»'"^^- 
incidentals, $1,200; for printing blanks and sanitary bulletins, 
$400. 

For vital statistics, $2,800, as follows : For clerical expenses vitai statistics. 
and incidentals, $1,600; for printing report, $1,200. 

For pharmacy commission, $1,500, as follows: For compensa- pharmacy com- 
tion, $375 ; for incidentals and running expenses, $700 ; for print- ™'®^'°"- 
ing blanks, $50 ; for printing report, $50 ; for enforcement of l*aw, 
$325. ' - 

For registration of dentistry, $500. Dentistry board. 

For optometry board, $275, as follows : For compensation and optometry board 
expenses, $150 ; for printing, $100 ; for postage, $25. 

For medical referees : For printing, $50. . Medical referees. 

For adjutant-general's department, $67,725, as follows: For Adjutant general. 
salary of adjutant-general, $1,500; for clerical expenses, $1,000; 
for incidentals, $900; for printing blanks, $600; for printing re- 
port, $300; for rifle ranges, $3,000; for officers' uniforms, $2,500; 
for state armories, Concord, Manchester, and Nashua, $7,000; for 
National Guard (so much of this as may be necessary to pay ex- 
penses of the annual encampment available June 1 of each year), 
$50,925. 

For military organizations, $300, as follows : For Amoskeag Vet- ^^intary organiza- 
erans, $100; for Manchester War Veterans, $100; for Lafayette 
Artillery Company, $100. 

For bounties on hedgehogs, $5,500. hogs^ '^^ "" ^ ^* 

For bounties on bears and grasshoppers, $1,000. Tnd'^'rasshopperr 



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Lights and buoys. 



Firemen's relief 

fund. 

Fish and game 

commission. 



Forest protection. 



Moth suppression. 
State highways. 



Interest charges 
and maturing 
bonds. 



G. A. R. 

Historical Society 

Old Home week. 

Takes eifect on 
passage. 



For lights and buoys, $2,015, as follows: For Winnipesaukee 
lake, $1,100; for Winnipesaukee lake, opposite Melvin Village, 
$100; for Sunapee lake, $400; for Squam lake, $300; for Winni- 
squam lake, $65 ; for Endicott rock, $50. 

For firemen's relief fund, $2,000. 

For fish and game commission, $24,650, as follows : For salary 
of commissioner, $1,800; for clerical expenses, $900; for general 
expenses, $10,000; for personal expenses, $1,000; for detectives, 
$10,000 ; for incidentals, $200 ; for transportation, $250 ; for print- 
ing, $500. 

For forest protection, $37,300, as follows: For salary of for- 
ester, $2,500; for clerical expenses, $1,800; for field assistance, 
$1,800; for traveling expenses, $1,000; for district chiefs' sala- 
ries and expenses, $3,900; for incidentals and commissioners' ex- 
penses, $1,500 ; for care and acquisition of state lands, $5,000 ; for 
printing blanks. $800 ; for printing report, $500 ; for fire bills to 
towns, $7,500; for nursery, $1,000; for lookout stations, establish- 
ment and maintenance, $6,500; for fire wardens' conferences, 
$1,000; for prevention of fires, $2,500. 

For moth suppression, $12,500. 

For higliAvay department, $375,000, as follows: For permanent 
improvement, $125,000 ; for maintenance, automobile fees, estimated 
at $250,000; balance of previous year to be brought forward. 

For interest charges and maturing bonds. $141,425.82, as fol- 
lows: For Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; for Kimball legacy, $270.14; 
for agricultural college fund, $4,800; for Hamilton Smith fund, 
$400; for teachers' institute fund, $2,388.27; for Benjamin Thomp- 
son fund. $31,887.27 ; for temporary loans, $2,500 ; for hospital loan, 
issue of 1905, $3,150; for hospital loan, issue of 1907, $5,250; for 
hospital loan, issue of 1909, $2,975; for hospital loan, issue 1905, 
principal, $10,000; for sanatorium loan, $1,750; highway loan, 
issued January 1. 1910, 3iA per cent., $25,000; for highway loan, 
issued July l,"l911, $50,000T 

For G. A. R. Department, $2,150, as 'follows: For printing, 
$300 ; for burial of soldiers, $1,800 ; for incidentals, $50. 

For New Hampshire Historical Society. $500. 

For Old Home "Week observance, $300. 

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



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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171 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE AID FOR DEPENDENT MOTPIERS. 



Section 

1. Appropriation to be recommended. 

2. Amounts to be allowed. 

3. Petition for aid; procedure thereon. 

4. Investigation by public instruction 

department. 

5. Who entitled to aid. 



Section 

6. Limitation of allowance. 

7. Aid denied in certain cases. 

8. Expenses, how paid. 

9. Annual appropriation of $8,000. 

10. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
September 1, 1915. 



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



Section 1. It shall be the dutv of the superintendent of public Appropriation to 

, ". ^ . . .be recommended. 

instruction to recommend a special appropriation at each session 
of the legislature of an amount sufficient to meet the purposes of 
this act for the partial support of mothers. 

Sect. 2. The allowance to each of such mothers shall not exceed Amounts to be 

allowed. 

ten dollars a month when she has but one child under the age of 
sixteen years ; and if she has more than one child under the age of 
sixteen years, it shall not exceed the sum of ten dollars a month for 
the first child and five dollars a month for each of the other chil- 
dren under the age of sixteen years. 

Sect. 3. A petition in writing, signed by the mother and veri- Petition and pro- 
fied by affidavit, asking for an allowance under the provisions of 
this act and setting forth in detail the facts of the case, shall be filed 
with the school board of the town wherein such mother ig a resident, 
and it shall be the duty of the school board to make immediate in- 
vestigation of the facts. The school board shall then make an offi- 
cial written recommendation of the amount of support that such 
mother should receive and shall file the same, together with a copy 
of such mother's petition, with the department of public instruc- 
tion. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the department of public in- investigation by 

1 n 1 T • j^- J.- ^ j^i 1 public instruction 

struction to make a further personal investigation oi the case, when department. 
the facts set forth in the original petition of such mother and 
recommendation of the school board warrant any action being taken, 
and increase or decrease the amount of the allowance recommended 
in the report of the school board on such case in their discretion, 
and such investigation shall be made by them within fourteen days 
of the date of the filing of the recommendation of the school board. 
The department of public instruction may increase or decrease the 
amount of such allowance at any time thereafter, to meet the varied 
needs of such mother, but no change in the amount of such allow- 
ance shall be made without an official recommendation in writing 
from the school board of the town wherein such mother is a rest- 



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Who entitled to 
aid. 



Limitation of al- 
lowance. 



Certain persons 
not entitled. 



Expenses, how 
paid. 



Annual appropria^ 
tion of $8,000. 



Repealing clause 
act takes effect 
September 1, 
1915. 



dent, or a personal investigation by the department of public in- 
struction at a period of not more than thirty days prior to such 
change in the amount of such allowance. 

Sect. 5. No aid shall be rendered to dependent mothers under 
the preceding sections of this act except under, the following condi- 
tions: (1) The child or children for whose benefit the allowance 
is made must be living with the mother of such child or children; 
(2) the allowance shall be made only when, in the absence of such 
allowance, the mother w^ould be required to work regularly away 
from home and children, and when by means of such allowance she 
will be able to remain at home with her children; (3) the mother 
must, in the judgment of the school board of the town or the de- 
partment of public instruction, be a proper person, morally, physi- 
cally, and mentally, for the bringing up of her children; (4) no 
person shall receive the benefit of this act who shall not have been 
a resident of the state for at least two years next before the making 
of such application for an allowance under this act. 

Sect. 6. Whenever any child shall reach the age of sixteen 
years, an allowance made to the mother of such child for his benefit 
shall cease. 

Sect. 7. The provisions of this law shall not apply to any 
woman who is not dependent on her own efforts for the support of 
herself and family and at the time of receiving such aid is not of 
good repute and making an earnest effort for self-support. 

Sect. 8. All expenses incurred by school boards under the pro- 
visions of this act shall be paid out of the school money of the town 
or city where such case arises. 

Sect. 9. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby appropri- 
ated to cover the provisions of this act for the year ending August 
31, 1916, and a like amount for the year ending August 31, 1917. 

Sect. 10. Chapter 123, Laws of 1913, is hereby repealed, and 
this act shall take effect September 1, 1915. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 133. 



AN ACT TO REVISE AND AMEND THE FISH AND GAME LAWS. 



part i. defixitioxs; restrictioxs ; reg- 
ulation's. 
Section 

1. Meaning of terms used. 

2. Taking, possession, sale, and trans- 

portation restricted. 

3. Manner of taking game and fish. 

4. Transportation of game and fish. 

5. Transportation, special provisions. 

6. Sale of certain birds prohibited. 

7. Presumptive evidence of illegal tak- 

ing. 

8. Damage by deer, payment for. 

9. Deer damaging crops, killing regu- 

lated. 
Close season by proclamation. 
Injury to fences and crops prohibited. 
Penalties for violations. 



10. 
11. 
12. 



PART II. QVADRUPEDS. 

13. Moose, caribou, and elk. 

14. Deer, taking, sale, and transpor- 

tation of. 

15. Hares and rabbits, taking and sale 

of. 

16. Gray squirrels, taking of. 

17. Fur-bearing animals, taking and 

sale of ; bounty on wildcats. 

18. Penalties for violations. 

PART III. BIRDS. 

19. Quail, open season and limit. 

20. Ruffed grouse, woodcock, and pheas- 

ant, open season and limit. 

21. Plover, snipe, and shore birds. 

22- Ducks and geese, open season and 
limit; manner of taking. 

23. No open season on certain birds. 

24. Certain wild birds protected. 

25. Destroying or robbing nests pro- 

hibited. 

26. Snares or traps prohibited. 

27. Penalties for violations. 



28. Brook trout, salmon, lake trout, and 

aureolus, open season and limit ; 
certain fishing prohibited. 

29. Black bass, open season and limit. 

30. Muscallonge. open season and sale of. 

31. Pike perch and white perch, open 

season and sale of. 



Sectiox 

32. Pickerel, open season and limit; sale 

of. 

33. Shad and whitefish, open season and 

sale of. 

34. Freshwater smelt, manner of taking 

and limit. 

35. Placing certain fish in waters pro- 

hibited. 

36. Poisons and explosives prohibited. 
3 7. Racks, weirs, etc., prohibited. 

38. Nets allowed in certain cases. 

39. Drawing off water prohibited. 

40. Certain devices unlawful; ice-fishing 

regulated. 

41. Trout fishing as business prohibited. 

42. Fraudulent use of fry, etc. 

43. Private waters excepted. 

44. Use of fish for fertilizer prohibited. 

45. Private waters protected. 

46. Penalties for violations. 

PART V. SALT-WATER FISH; CRUSTACEANS; 

MOLLUTSKS. 

47. Salt-wafer smelt protected; use of 

seines restricted. 

48. Cod, taking regulated. 

49. Lobsters, size limit. 

50. Lobster pots, interference prohibited. 

51. Oysters, taking regulated. 

52. Conch or wrinkles. 

53. Penalties for violations. 

PART VI. LICENSES. 

54. Hunters' licenses required: excep- 

tions. 

55. Licenses, how issued ; fees, amount 

and disposition of. 

56. Limitation of licenses. 

57. Transportation of deer and game 

birds on non-resident license. 

58. Transportation of deer on resident 

license. 

59. Carrying and exhibiting license. 

60. Penalties for violations. 

PART VII. FISH AND GAME FUND : EXPEN- 
DITURE THEREOF AUTHORIZED. 

61. Fish and game fund, how created. 

62. Expenditure of fund regulated. 



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PART VIII. GENERAL POWERS AND DUTIES 

or THE COMMISSION. 

Section 

63. Powers and duties of commission. 

64. Disposal of fish and game seized. 

65. Right to take iish. 

66. Power to sell fry and fish. 

67. Observance of rules. 



Section 

68. Fish and game wardens, appoint- 

ment of. 

69. Powers and duties of wardens. 

70. Records and reports of wardens. 

71. Compensation of wardens. 

72. Repealing clause. 

73. Takes effect, when. 



Meaning of terms 
used. 



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

Part T. — Definitions ; Restrictions ; Regulations. 

Section 1. "Words used in this act shall be construed as follows : 

Closed season : That period of time during which hunting or 
fishing is prohibited. 

Open season : That period of time during which hunting or fish- 
ing is permitted. 

Inclusion and exclusion of dates: Whenever a period is named 
during which an act is permitted or prohibited, the first date shall 
be included Avithin and the last date excluded from such period. 

Angling: The taking of fish by two lines to which is attached 
a cast of artificial flies, or an artificial bait, or two hooks for bait ; 
or if from a boat, line or rod in hand, or rod in rod-holder. In 
addition to two such lines, a person may have in use one hand-line 
for the purposes of taking bait in waters inhabited by smelt. 

Pickerel : Includes the great northern pike, pond pickerel, grass 
pickerel, chain pickerel or banded pickerel. 

Pike perch : Includes wall-eyed pike or yellow pike. 

Black bass: Includes Oswego or large-mouthed bass and small- 
mouthed bass. 

Person : Includes firm, corporation, association, and also princi- 
pal, agent or employee. 

Game : Includes game quadrupeds and game birds. 

Game quadrupeds : Means moose, caribou, elk, deer, hare or rab- 
bit, gray squirrel. 

Game birds: Means quail, ruffed grouse or partridge, woodcock, 
pheasant, European partridge, plover of all kinds, Wilson snipe, 
other shore birds, rail, coot, gallinule, ducks, geese. 

Non-game birds: Means all wild birds not included under the 
term "game birds." 

Quadrupeds : Means game quadrupeds and fur-bearing animals. 

Fur-bearing animals: Means beaver, otter, martin, sable, mink, 
raccoon, fisher or fisher-cat, fox, skunk, muskrat. 

Whole to include part : Every provision relating to a fish, bird, 
or quadruped shall apply to a part of such fish, bird, or quadruped. 
Sell and sale : Includes barter, exchange, and offering or expos- 
ing for sale. 



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Possession: Means actual or constructive possession, and any 
control of things referred to. 

Transport and transportation : Means all carrying or moving, 
or causing to be carried or moved. 

Take or taking: Includes pursuing, shooting, hunting, killing, 
capturing, trapping, snaring, and netting fish, birds, and quadru- 
peds, and all lesser acts, such as disturbing, harrying, worrying, 
wounding, or placing, setting, drawing, or using any net or other 
device commonly used to take fish, birds, or quadrupeds, whether 
they result in taking or not, and includes every attempt to take and 
everj'' act of assistance to every other person in taking or attempt- 
ing to take fish, birds, or quadrupeds ; provided, that whenever tak- 
ing is allowed by law. reference is had to taking by lawful means 
and in lawful manner. 

Bag limit : The number of any kind of game or game birds per- 
mitted to be killed in a specified time. 

Resident: The word "resident" as used in this act is intended 
to cover all citizens of the United States who have lived in this state 
for not less than six months next prior to date of making applica- 
tion for a license. 

Non-resident : The term "non-resident" as used in this act shall 
include all persons not coming within the definition of resident as 
set forth in this act. 

Commission : Is synonymous with commissioner, or fish and 
game commissioners, or state fivsh and game commissioners. 

Sect. 2. No person shall at any time of the year take, in any Taking, possession, 
manner, number, or quantity, fish, quadrupeds, or birds protected Jifdsa?e Restricted. 
by law, or buy, sell, offer or expose for sale the same or part thereof, 
transport or have the same in possession, except as permitted by 
this act ; and this prohibition shall be read and construed as a part 
of each permissive section or part thereof. A person doing any- 
thing prohibited or neglecting to do anything required by this act 
with reference to such fish, quadrupeds, or birds shall be deemed 
to have violated this section. A person who counsels, aids, or assists 
in a violation of a provision of this act, or knowingly shares in any 
of the proceeds of said violation by receiving or possessing either 
fish, quadrupeds, or birds, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor 
and fined or imprisoned as provided in this act in the case of a 
person guiltj' of such violation. 

Sect. 3. (a) Game shall be taken in the daytime after sunrise Game, how to be 
and before sunset, with a gun fired at arm's length, unless otherwise 
specifically permitted by this act. A person may take quadrupeds 
and birds during the open season therefor with the aid of a dog, un- 
less specifically prohibited by this act. 

(b) Fish shall be taken only by angling unless otherwise spe- Fish, how to be 
eifically permitted by this act. In case a fish is unintentionally ^^^^^- 



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Transportation, 
general restriction 
of. 



Transportation 
within state 
regulated. 



Transportation 
out of state 
regulated. 



Transportation, 
special provision. 



Sale of certain 
birds prohibited. 



taken contrary to the prohibitions or restrictions contained in a 
provision of this act, such fish shall be immediately liberated and 
returned to the water without unnecessary injury. Tip-ups, set 
and trap lines, spears, grappling hooks, naked hooks, snatch hooks, 
eel wires, eel pots, and nets shall not be used in any fresh waters of 
the state to take fish except as specifically permitted by this act. 

Sect. 4. (a) No common carrier, or person in its employ while 
engaged in such business of common carrier, shall transport wild 
game or fish, or any part thereof, as owner. The reception or pos- 
session of game or fish protected by law, or any part thereof, for 
shipment, by a person or common carrier within the state, or by a 
person in its employ while engaged in the business of such common 
carrier, unaccompanied by the owner thereof, or in a package not 
marked as herein provided, shall constitute a violation of this sec- 
tion by such person or common carrier. 

(b) A person, if accompanying the same, may transport within 
the state in one day, during the open season therefor, the number 
or limit of wild game or fish that he may lawfully take in one day. 
If such game or fish be placed in the custody of a common carrier 
or transported in a package, the said game or fish, or package con- 
taining the same, shall have affixed thereto a tag plainly marked 
with the kind and number of such game or fish, the names of the 
consignor and the consignee, the initial point of billing, and the 
destination. 

(c) Wild game or fish protected by law, if taken by a non-resi- 
dent, may be transported by him from a point within the state to 
a point out of the state, provided the same shall be accompanied by 
the actual owner thereof, and provided, that in the case of wild 
game the said owner shall have first procured from the commission 
a license so to do. Such wild game or fish must be tagged and 
marked as provided in this section, and no more of any kind of 
such wild game or fish shall be transported than the owner thereof 
may lawfully take in one day. Game, except grouse, imported 
from without the United States or raised in private preserves, when 
duly marked and tagged, may be transported out of the state unac- 
companied by the owner thereof, in any number or quantity. 

Sect. 5. Game and fish for propagation purposes, the head, 
hide, feet, or fur of quadrupeds, and the plumage or skin of game 
birds legally taken and possessed may be transported without being 
marked as provided in section 4 of this act. 

Sect. 6. The dead bodies of birds belonging to all species or 
sub-species native to this state and protected by law, or belonging 
to a family any species or sub-species of which is native to this 
state and protected by law, shall not be sold, offered for sale, or 
possessed for sale for food purposes within this state, whether taken 
within or without this state, except as permitted by duly authorized 
game breeders. 



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Sect. 7. Possession of quadrupeds, birds, or fish, or any part Presumptive evi- 
thereof, during the time when the taking of the same in this state takfng° ' ^^* 
is prohibited, or when the possession of the same after the close 
of the open season for the taking thereof is not permitted, shall be 
presumptive evidence that the same was unlawfully taken by the 
possessor. 

Sect. 8. A person who suffers loss or damage to annual crops Damage by deer, 
or fruit trees by game birds and game quadrupeds protected by law '""• 
may, within five days after such damage occurs, notify in writing 
the commission, who shall investigate the case and determine 
whether such loss or damage was caused by such birds or quadru- 
peds. If it so determines, it shall cause said loss or damage to be 
appraised by the board of selectmen of the town in which such prop- 
erty is located. The board of selectmen shall return to the com- 
mission a certificate under oath of the amount of such loss or dam- 
age. Said certificate shall be returned to the state treasurer by 
said commission, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant 
upon the fish and game fund for the amount of the appraisal or 
such part thereof as he may deem reasonable. 

Sect. 9. (a) A person may pursue, wound, or kill on land owned ?rops/kiiihfg"° 
or occupied by him a deer which he can prove was in the act of regulated. 
doing actual and substantial damage or injury to a crop or fruit 
trees, and he may authorize a member of his family or a person 
employed by him so to pursue, wound, or kill a deer, under the cir- 
cumstances above specified. The person by whom or under whose 
direction a deer is so wounded or killed shall within six hours report 
all facts relative to such wounding or killing, in writing signed by 
him, to the nearest fish and game warden in the county or town in 
which the deer was so wounded or killed. Such report shall state 
the time and place of wounding or killing and the amount of crop 
destroyed by the deer. The fish and game warden who receives a 
notice of such killing or wounding of deer shall immediately investi- 
gate the case and satisfy himself that the deer has been wounded 
or killed in accordance with this section. 

(b) A person who violates a provision of paragraph (a) shall be Penalty. 
fined one hundred dollars for each offense. 

(c) Any deer killed or wounded under the provisions of this sec- ^^^^^s^.^'p °^ 
tion shall become the property of the person whose crops or trees 

have been damaged. 

Sect. 10. (a) Whenever during an open season for hunting it ciose season by 
shall appear to the governor that by reason of drought the use of proclamation, 
firearms in forests is liable to cause forest fires, he may by procla- 
mation suspend such open season for such time as he may designate. 

(b) During the time which shall by such proclamation be made Restrictive laws 
a close season, all provisions of law covering and relating to the close '" *'"'''^- 



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Publication. 



Injury to fences 
and crops. 



Penalties. 



season shall be in force, and a person violating a provision of the 
same shall be subject to the penalties therein prescribed. A person 
who, during the close season fixed by the governor as provided in 
the preceding paragraph, shoots a wild animal or bird, for the 
hunting of which there is no close season otherwise provided by 
law, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars. 

(c) Such proclamation shall be published in such newspapers 
of the state and posted in such places and in such manner as the 
governor may order. A copy of such proclamation and order shall 
be furnished to the commission, who shall attend to the publication 
and posting thereof. The expenses of such publication and posting 
shall be paid out of the fish and game fund. 

Sect. 11. No person shall tear down or destroy any fence or 
wall, or leave open any gate or bars, or trample or destroy any 
crop, on land of another person, while taking, trapping, hunting, or 
pursuing any wild animals, wild bird, or fish. 

Sect. 12. A person who violates a provision of this part, or of 
a lawful rule or regulation of the commission, is guilty of a misde- 
meanor, and, except as otherwise specifically provided herein, shall 
be fined as follows: Ten dollars, and five dollars additional for 
each fish, bird, or quadruped, or part thereof, bought, sold, offered 
for sale, taken, possessed, transported, or had in possession for sale 
or transportation, in violation thereof. The holder of a hunting 
license who violates the provisions of section 11 shall, in addition 
to said fine, forfeit his license. 



Part II. — Quadrupeds. 



Moose, caribou, Sect. 13. No person shall at any time take a moose, caribou, or 

elk, or have in his possession the carcass of a moose, caribou, or elk, 
or any part thereof taken in this state. 

Deer, open season. Sect. 14. (a) Wild deer may be captured or taken in the 
county of Coos, from the fifteenth day of October to the sixteenth 
day of December ; in the counties of Grafton and Carroll, from the 
first day of November to the sixteenth day of December ; in the 
counties of Sullivan, Cheshire, Hillsborough, Belknap, Merrimack, 
Rockingham, and Strafford, from the first day of December to the 
sixteenth day of December ; after 5 a. m. and before 6 p. m. 

Number limited. (b) A pcrsou may take one such wild deer in the counties 
of Rockingham. Strafford, Belknap. Merrimack, Hillsborough, 
Cheshire, and Sullivan, or two such deer in the counties of Coos, 
Carroll, and Grafton, but not more than two such deer shall be 
taken within the confines of the state. The provisions of this sec- 
tion shall not apply to deer on private game preserves. 

Manner of taking. (c^ Wild deer shall not be taken with the aid of or by the use 
of a dog. jack, artificial light, trap, snare, or salt lick; nor shall 



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wild deer be taken by the use of any firearm other than a shotgun 
loaded with a single ball or loose buckshot, within the county of 
Hillsborough, except within the towns of Windsor and Hillsbor- 
ough, nor within the counties of Rockingham, Belknap, and that 
part of the county of Merrimack not included within the towns of 
Andover, Wilmot, Danbury, Hill, New London, Sutton, Bradford, 
Warner, Salisbury, and Newbury. 

(d) Such deer may be bought and sold for consumption as food saie. 
within the state, and possessed during the open season and for a 
reasonable time thereafter. 

(e) Unless specifically authorized by the commission, wild deer Transportation, 

11 -1 PI- 1 11 1 11 '^hen permitted. 

taken by residents oi this state shall not be transported by a per- 
son or common carrier, except that the carcass or parts thereof of 
two deer lawfully killed may, when open to view, tagged, and 
plainly labelled with the name of the owner thereof, or accompanied 
by him, be transported during the open season and for ten days 
thereafter ; and the possession of a deer or any part thereof by a 
person or common carrier, otherwise than as herein prescribed, shall 
be presumptive evidence that such person or common carrier is 
guilty of a violation of the provisions of this section. A non-resi- 
dent may transport through and out of the state in a single sea- 
son two deer legally taken, under conditions as provided by section 
57 of this act. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the 
head, feet, or pelt of a deer when severed from the body. 

(f ) Dogs of the breed commonly used for hunting deer, and dogs Certain dogs not 
that will hunt or pursue deer or sheep, shall not be permitted by ** ^^^ ^ ^^^^' 
the OM'ner or keeper thereof to run at large unaccompanied by their 

owner ; and if such dog be found hunting, pursuing, or killing deer 
or sheep, it shall be prima facie evidence that such dog was per- 
mitted to run at large in violation of the provisions of this section. 
No person shall harbor or have in his possession a dog used for the 
purpose of hunting deer. The presence of a hound dog or bitch 
so at large, or in a hunting camp or logging camp during the open 
season for hunting deer, shall be presumptive evidence of its un- 
lawful use. 

Sect. 15. (a) Hares and rabbits may be taken and possessed Hares and rabbits, 
from October first to March first. The owner of lands, his tenant 
or employee, may take at any time and in any number hares and 
rabbits which are found doing actual and substantial damage to 
his annual crops and fruit trees. No person shall go about with 
a ferret in his possession. The owner of lands, his tenant or em- 
ployee, may take at any time and in any number hares and rabbits 
which are found doing actual and substantial damage to his annual 
crops and fruit trees. 

(b) A person may take in one day not more than five hares or Limit, 
rabbits, except as provided in paragraph (a). 



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Sale. 



Gray squirrels, 
open season. 



Limit. 



Fur -bearing 
animals, open 
season. 



Raccoon and fox. 



Traps and snares, 
use regulated. 



Sale of furs. 



Bounty on wild- 
cats. 



Penalties. 



(c) Hares and rabbits may be bought and sold during the open 
season therefor. 

Sect. 16. (a) After October 1, 1919, gray squirrels may be 
taken for food and possessed from October first to November first. 
The owner of farm lands may take at any time and in any number 
gray squirrels which are doing actual and substantial damage to 
his annual crops. There shall be no open season on gray squir- 
rels wdthin the thickly settled part of any village or city, or within 
the limits of any public park or cemetery. 

(b) A person may take in one day and have in his possession at 
one time not more than five gray squirrels. 

Sect. 17. (a) Sable, otter, fisher, mink, marten, muskrat, 
skunk, raccoon, or fox may be taken and possessed from November 
first to March first. There shall be no open season for beaver. 
No person shall at any time destroy a muskrat house, or place a 
trap therein, thereon, or at the entrance thereof. This section shall 
not be construed as depriving a person of the right to kill any 
predatory animal when it is reasonably necessary so to do for the 
protection of domestic animals and fowls by him owned. 

(b) Raccoon and fox may be taken with the aid or by the use of 
dog and gun during the month of October. 

(c) No person shall set or arrange any trap or snare upon any 
land of which he is not the owner or legal occupant, and all metal 
traps shall have stamped or engraved thereon in a legible and per- 
manent manner the name of the person setting them. A person 
shall visit his traps at least once in every twenty-four hours. A 
person who sets or causes to be set a bear trap shall build in a sub- 
stantial manner and maintain three-quarters around the same a 
railing or guard not less than three feet high, and shall protect the 
entrance to such enclosure against domestic animals by placing a 
pole horizontally across such entrance at the height of three feet 
from the ground. No person shall set or use at any time any de- 
vice the object of which is to discharge a firearm for the purpose 
of taking fur-bearing or .other animals. 

(d) The furs or skins of fur-bearing animals legally taken may 
be bought and sold at any time. 

The selectmen of any town, upon the presentation to them of the 
head of any wild cat killed in New Hampshire, shall pay to the 
person presenting the same the sum of two dollars, shall take pos- 
session of said heads, and shall report annually to the state treas- 
urer, showing the number of animals killed and the amount paid 
therefor as bounty, if any. The towns paying the money as herein- 
before provided shall be reimbursed by the state treasurer for such 
sums as they shall have so expended. 

Sect. 18. A person who violates a provision of this part is 
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows: For each 



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violation of section 13 or 14, one hundred dollars ; for each viola- 
tion of section 35 or 16, ten dollars and five dollars additional for 
each rabbit, hare, or gray squirrel taken, possessed, sold, or offered 
for sale contrary to the provisions of this act ; for each violation of 
section 17, ten dollars and five dollars additional for each sable, 
fisher, mink, marten, muskrat, skunk, raccoon, or fox taken or pos- 
sessed contrary to the provisions of this act, and twenty dollars ad- 
ditional for each beaver or otter taken or possessed contrary to the 
provisions of this act. Provided, however, that a person violating 
the prohibition against setting a spring gun the object of which is 
to discharge a firearm, shall be fined not more than five hundred 
dollars nor less than fifty dollars, and shall be liable for twice the 
amount of the damage caused by his act, to be recovered by the 
person sustaining the injury or loss. 

Part III.— Birds. 
Sect. 19. (a) Quail may be taken and possessed from October Quaii, open 

r, -r^ T n season. 

first to December first. 

(b) A person may take not more than five quail in one day. Limit. 

Sect. 20. (a) Ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge, may Grouse, etc., open 
loe taken and possessed from October first to December first. 

(b) During the open season prescribed by federal regulations, Woodcock. 
M'Oodcock may be taken in number as provided in paragraph (c) of 

this section. 

(c) A person may take a total of not more than ten ruffed grouse Gi'^use and wood 
and ten woodcock in one day, and a total of not more than fifty 

ruffed grouse and fifty woodcock in an open season. 

Sect. 21. Black-breasted and golden plover, yellow legs, Wil- ^'^^f ^jX®' ^""^ 
son or jack-snipe, and rail, being migratory birds, the open and 
closed season is prescribed by federal regulation. 

Sect. 22. (a) During the open season prescribed by federal I'ucks and geese. 
regulation, wild duck and geese may be taken in number and man- 
ner as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section. 

(b) A person may take not more than twenty wild ducks in one L'mit. 
day. 

(c) Ducks and geese shall not be taken from a boat propelled pr^hlbited.'^'' *'"" 
otherwise than by hand, nor with the aid of a jack or other light, 

nor between sunset in the evening and sunrise in the morning. The 
presence of a person upon the public waters of the state or the 
shores tliereof after sundown and before sunrise, possessed of a fire- 
arm and a jack or other light, shall be presumptive evidence that 
he has violated the provisions of this section. 

Sect. 23. There shall be no open season for European partridge, No open season on 

X i 1 T 1 1 111 certain birds. 

pheasant, upland plover, and wood duck. 

Sect. 24. Wild birds, other than the English sparrow, crow, wiid birds 
hawk, starling, and owl, shall not be taken or possessed at any time. 

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Nests protected. 



Snares or traps 
prohibited. 



Penalties. 



dead or alive. No part of the plumage, skin, or body of a bird 
protected by this section, or of birds coming from without the state, 
whether belonging to the same or a different species from that 
native to this state provided such birds belong to the family of 
those protected by this act, shall be sold or had in possession for 
sale. The provisions of this section shall not apply to game birds 
for which an open season is provided in this act. 

Sect. 25. Nests of wild birds, other than the English sparrow, 
crow, hawk, starling, snow owl, and great horned owl, shall not be 
robbed or wilfully destroyed except when necessary to protect build- 
ings or prevent their defacement. 

Sect. 26. No wild bird or bird for which a close season is pro- 
vided shall be trapped or snared, or if so taken, possessed. No net, 
trap, or snare for taking plover, grouse, or quail shall be set, placed, 
or used Avhere such bird can be taken. Any such net, trap, or 
snare is declared to be a public nuisance and may be summarily 
destroyed or abated by any person, and wardens shall seize and 
destroy any such device. 

Sect. 27. A person who violates a provision of this part is 
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows: For each 
violation of the provision prohibiting jacking wild ducks, one hun- 
dred dollars and five dollars additional for each duck so taken or 
possessed ; and for every other violation of a provision of this part, 
ten dollars and five dollars additional for every bird taken, pos- 
sessed, or had in possession in violation thereof. 



Part IV.— Fish. 



Brook trout, open 
season ; size limit. 



Salmon, open sea- 
son ; size limit. 



Sect. 28. (a) Brook or speckled trout not less than ten inches 
in length may be taken and possessed from April fifth to Septem- 
ber first from Sunapee lake. Newfound lake. Crystal lake in Enfield, 
Tewksbury pond in Grafton, and Pleasant pond in New London ; 
brook trout not less than seven inches in length may be taken and 
possessed from May first to August first from Dublin pond in Dub- 
lin ; brook trout not less than seven inches in length may be taken 
and possessed from April fifteenth to September first from 'all other 
ponds and lakes ; brook trout not less than five inches in length may 
be taken and possessed from May first to September first from the 
streams in Coos. Carroll, and Grafton counties ; brook trout not less 
than five inches in length may be taken and possessed from April 
first to August first from all other streams of this state. Provided, 
liowpvrr, there shall be no open season for brook trout between May 
first, 1915, and May first, 1920, in any brooks or tributaries empty- 
ing into Nash stream or Nash stream bogs, situated in the county 
of Coos, except the pond and flowage on Pond brook. 

(b) Salmon not less than fifteen inches in length may be taken 
and possessed from April fifteenth to September first. 



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(c) Lake trout not less than fifteen inches in length may be Lake trout, open 
taken and possessed from January first to September first. ^^^^*"' ' ^'^^ ''™'*' 

(d) The taking of lake trout from Winnipesaukee lake, Paugus Lake trout in cer- 
lake and Winnisquam lake after the fifteenth day of June in any *'*'" '^^*^'"^- 
year by trolling is prohibited, and not more than two trout shall be 

taken in any one day between June fifteenth and September first. 

(e) Aureolus or golden trout not less than ten inches in length Aureoius, open 

1 TO i -T n p ii fN /» season; size limit. 

may be taken and possessed from April fifteenth to September first. 

(f) A person may take, between one hour before sunrise and two Catch limit of 
hours after sunset, in one day, a total of not more than ten pounds '^'''' ^'" 

of brook trout and a total of not more than four salmon, aureolus. 
and lake trout; provided, however, that the taking" of one fish addi 
tional /Weighing less than the number of pounds specified in the 
weight catch limit shall not be regarded as a violation of this 
section. 

(g) The taking of any of the species mentioned in this section Certain fishing 
between two hours after sunset and one hour before sunrise is pro 

hibited. Whenever any pond or lake shall be covered or substan 
tially covered with ice during the open season, the taking therefrom 
of any of the species mentioned in this section, except lake trout, 
is prohibited. 

Sect. 29. (a) Black bass not less than nine inches in lengtl: Black bass, open 

season; size limit. 

may be taken and possessed from July first to January first. 

Sect. 30. (a) Muscallonge may be taken and possessed from Muscaiionge, open 

_„ .., „ C.I J. season. 

June first to April first. 

(b) Such muscallonge may be bought and sold during the open saie. 
season therefor. 

Sect. 31. (a) Pike perch not less than ten inches in length P'^e perch, open 

\ t^ ^ season; size limit. 

may be taken and possessed from June first to March first. 

(b) White perch mav be taken and possessed from June first to white perch, open 

^ ' season. 

March first. 

(c) Such pike perch and white perch may be bought and sold Saie. 
during the open season therefor. 

Sect. 32. (a) Pickerel not less than twelve inches in length may ^,„' J'^^Jg S.'^^" 
be taken and possessed from June first to February first. 

(b) Pickerel of any size and in any quantity may be taken and f;in*'watrrs.'" ^^'"' 
possessed from Sunapee lake. Crystal lake in Enfield, and Tewks- 

bury pond in Grafton, and from the waters in Coos county at any 
time. Pickerel not less than twelve inches in length may be taken 
from lakes Winnepsaukee, Massabesic. Winnisquam, Asquam, Went- 
worth. Spofford. and the Connecticut River in Cheshire county, 
from June first to April first. 

(c) A person may take not more than twenty-five pounds of pick- Catch limit. 
erel in one day; provided, however, that the taking of one fish addi- 
tional weighing less than the number of pounds specified in the 

catch limit shall not be regarded as a violation of this section. 



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Sale. (d) Such pickerel may be bought and sold during the open sea- 

son therefor. 
Shad and white- Sect. 33. (a) Shad and whitefish or bluefins may be taken and 

fish, open season. -i o t n rn 

possessed irom January first to September first. 
Sale. (b) Such shad and whitefish may be bought and sold during the 

open season therefor. 
Limit in certain (g) T^g taking of moFc than six shad or whitefish in any one 

waters. in n ... 

day from the waters of Wmnipesaukee lake, Paugus lake or Win- 
nisquam lake, between the fifteenth day of June and the first day 
of September, is prohibited. 

smeu, manner of Sect. 34. (a) Frcsh-watcr Smelt may be taken and possessed by 
means of a dip net held in hand. 

Catch limit. (b) A persou may take a total of not more than ten pounds of 

fresh-water smelt in one day. 

fish*^'rfhibi?ed" Sect. 35. No pcrsou shall put pickerel, pike, black bass, carp, 
or the roe, spawn, or fry thereof, into any public waters of this 
state containing trout or salmon. The provisions of this section 
shall not apply to the commission or persons acting under its direc- 
tion. 

Poisons and expio- Qect. 36. No pcrsou shall take any fish by the use of anv pois- 

sives prohibited. ^ _ . • r- 

onous, stupefying, or explosive substance. Possession of any such 
substance by a person on the waters, shore, or islands of this state, 
except for mining or mechanical purposes, shall be a violation of 
the provisions of this section. 
Raciis, etc., pro- Sect. 37. No persou shall by means of a rack, screen, weir, or 

hibited. , , .V , ^ ■ -, , i t j 

other obstruction m a creek, or the inlet or outlet to a public pond, 
prevent the passage of fish. 

Nets, when Sect. 38. A dip net held in hand may be used to assist in the 

taking of fish attached to a line. Minnow nets not exceeding fifteen 
feet in length may be used for taking minnows for bait from waters 
not inhabited by trout. Minnow traps may be set for taking min- 
nows for bait in waters inhabited by trout, provided that no such 
trap shall exceed eighteen inches in length and that the aperture 
therein for the entrance of fish shall not exceed one inch in diameter. 

Drawing off water Sect. 39. No pcrsou shall take fish by shutting or drawing 

prohibited. n> , 

oft water. 
Certain devices Sect. 40. (a) No persoii shall use or have in his possession for 

prohibited. ^^^^ ^^ furnish for another's use, for taking fish in the fresh waters 

of this state, except as specifically permitted in this act, a net of any 
kind or description, set line, fishing otter, trawl, grapple, spear, 
jack, jacklight, or electrical or other device for killing or stunning 
fish. A person found on any such waters of the state, or the shores 
or islands thereof, having in his possession any of the aforesaid 
devices, shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this sec- 
tion. Such devices are hereby declared to be public nuisances and 
may be summarily seized and destroyed by any person. The pro- 



1915] Chapter 133. 185 

visions of this section shall not apply to the commission or persons 
acting under its direction. 

(b) Lake trout, pike perch, perch, shad, white tish, pickerel, and ice-fishing 
cusk may be taken through the ice, during the open season therefor, 

with hook and line, tip-ups, or bobs; but no person shall have in 
use or control at the same time more than ten tended lines, tip- 
ups, or bobs, and such person shall be present and have personal 
control over the same, except that such devices for taking cusk may 
be set and left unattended. No person shall take more than six 
trout through the ice in any one day. 

(c) It shall be unlawful to fish for lake trout or salmon through in Newfound lake, 
the ice upon Newfound lake, except that lake trout may be taken 

through the ice in the month of January. 

(d) The open season for trolling or fishing with hook and line Trolling season. 
in open waters shall be, for salmon and lake trout, from April first 

to September first. 

Sect. 41. No person shall for the whole or any part of the time Trout fishing as 

n n • P 1 11JI 'business pro- 

engage in the business or occupation of fishing for brook or speckled hibited. 
trout, or lake trout, for gain or hire. 

Sect. 42. No person shall buy, sell, offer for sale, carry be- Fraudulent use of 
yond the limits of the state, or place m private waters, any hsh 
or fry entrusted to his care by the commission for distribution in 
the waters of this state. 

Sect. 43. The provisions of this part shall not apply to the Private waters 
owners of private waters taking fish irom such waters tor purposes 
of propagation and distribution. 

Sect. 44. No person shall take or use fish for fertilizer. Fish for fertilizer. 

Sect. 45. No person shall take fish in any private or artificial Private waters 
ponds prepared or used for the purpose of breeding, growing, or """^ ®*' ^ ' 
preserving fish, or any stream connected therewith, wholly within 
the control of the person who owns the land around the same, nor 
break down any dam or embankment of the same, nor place therein 
any explosive, poisonous or stupefying substance, nor place therein 
any fish, or the roe, spawn or fry of any fish, without the permis- 
sion of the owner or lessee of the land upon or through which such 
waters stand or flow. 

Sect. 46. A person who violates a provision of this part is Penalties. 
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows: For each 
violation of section 28, ten dollars and five dollars for each fish 
taken, possessed, bought, or sold in violation thereof; of sections 
29, 30, 31, 32, and 33, five dollars and five dollars additional for 
each fish taken and possessed in violation thereof ; of section 34, ten 
dollars ; of section 35, one hundred dollars or be imprisoned for not 
more than ninety days, or both such fine and imprisonment ; of sec- 
tion 36, not more than one hundred dollars nor less than fifty dol- 
lars; of sections 37 and 38, not more than fifty dollars; of 



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section 89, not more than fifty dollars nor less than twenty- 
five dollars; of section 40. fifty dollars; of sections 41, 42, and 44, 
fifty dollars; of section 45, one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned 
not more than thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment. 

Part V. — Salt Water Fish ; Crustaceans ; Mollusks. 



Use of seines re 
stricted. 



Cod, taking 
regulated. 



Smelt, close Sect. 47. (a) The taking of salt-water smelt from the Piscata- 

SG3S0n. ^ ... 

qua river and its tributaries, the Exeter river and its tributaries, 
Great bay, and Greenland bay, from March thirty-first to July first, 
is prohibited. 

(b) No person shall use or have in use a seine, weir, or net for 
the taking of smelt in the Piscataqua river and its tributaries and 
Little Harbor and its tributaries easterly of an imaginary line 
drawn from the easterly end of the Portsmouth & Concord bridge to 
Adams' Point in the town of Durham. The use of a seine for the 
taking of smelt in that portion of the Exeter river lying between 
Portsmouth & Concord bridge and an imaginary line drawn from 
Whetstone Point in the town of Stratham to Hilton's Point in the 
town of Newfields, is prohibited. 

Sect. 48. No person shall use a trawl for the taking of cod- 
fish in the Piscataqua river or its tributaries north of the Ports- 
mouth bridge. No person shall use a purse seine or beam trawl for 
the taking of cod, haddock, pollock, hake, or flounders, along the 
shores of the Atlantic ocean between Rye ledges and the Massachu- 
setts line. 

Sect.. 49. No person shall take, preserve, have in possession, sell, 
or offer for sale any lobster under nine inches in length, measuring 
from one extremity of the body to the other, exclusive of the claws 
and feelers, nor take, preserve, have in possession, or kill any female 
lobster carrying spawn. 

Sect. 50. No person shall take up or in any way interfere with 
a lobster pot without the authority of the owner thereof, nor take, 
remove or carry away from any beach or shore any lobster net, 
lobster pot, or warp or buoy thereof. 

Sect. 51. No person shall take oysters from Great Bay or its 
tributaries. Little Bay, or Durham river during the months of June, 
July, and August, nor through the ice, nor in any manner other 
than by the use of hand tongs, except in that part of Great Bay and 
its tributaries westerly of an imaginary line drawn from the east- 
erly end of Concord bridge to Adams' Point. No person shall take 
more than one bushel of oysters from said waters during one day 
unless the oysters have been bedded in the aforesaid waters by the 
person taking the same. 
Conch or wrinkles. Sect. 52. No person shall take conch or wrinkles except for con- 
sumption or use by residents of this state. 



Lobsters, size 
limit. 



Lobster pots, in 
terference pro- 
hibited. 



Oysters, taking 
regulated. 



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Sect. 53. A person who violates a provision of this part is Penalties, 
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as follows: For each 
violation of section 47, not exceeding fifty dollars; of section 48, 
fifty dollars; of section 49, five dollars and five dollars additional 
for each lobster taken or possessed in violation thereof; of section 
50, not exceeding fifty dollars ; of section 51, ten dollars ; of section 
52, not exceeding ten dollars. 

Part VI. — Licenses. 
Sect. 54. No person shall at any time hunt, trap, shoot, pursue, Hunters' licenses 

. .inn'i T • 1 • ^ • i_ j_ required; excep- 

take. or kill wild animals, wild fowl, or birds m this state, nor use tions. 
a gun for hunting the same, without first having procured a license 
therefor as hereinafter provided, and then only in accordance with 
the terms thereof and subject to all other provisions of this act; 
provided, however, that the resident owners of farm lands, their 
minor children or tenants, may hunt and kill game on farm lands 
of which they are the hona fide owners or tenants during the sea- 
son when it shall be lawful to kill game, and may kill predatory 
animals as permitted under the provisions of this act, and noxious 
animals not protected by law at any time, without procuring such 
license. 

Sect. 55. Such license shall be issued by the commission, or by Licenses, how is- 
town clerks in this state under such rules and regulations and in and disposition of. 
such form as may be prescribed by the commission, to persons eight- 
een years of age or over and to a person under eighteen years of 
age with the consent in writing of the parent or guardian of such 
child. No such license shall be granted to any child under thirteen 
years of age; provided, however, that a child under the age of thir- 
teen may hunt without a license when accompanied by parent or 
guardian who has secured a license according to the provisions of 
this section. The state treasurer shall supply the commission with 
books containing consecutively numbered licenses having duplicate 
stubs, upon which shall be recorded the date when the license was 
issued and the name and address of the person to whom issued. 
Such license shall contain the name, age, color of hair and eyes, 
and residence of the licensee. The applicant shall fill out and sub- 
scribe to a blank furnished by the commission to said clerk and pay 
him the following fees : If the applicant is a l)ona fide resident of 
this state he shall pay the sum of one dollar, of which the clerk may 
retain fifteen cents as a fee, and said clerk shall thereupon issue a 
resident hunting license showing the date issued, which shall en- 
title the licensee to hunt, trap, shoot, take, and transport all kinds 
of game birds and animals under the restrictions of this act and 
subject to the suspension of the hunting season by the governor. 
If the applicant is a non-resident, he shall pay the sum of fifteen 
dollars, of which the clerk may. retain fifteen cents as a fee, and said 
clerk shall thereupon issue a non-resident hunting license showing 



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the date issued, which shall entitle the licensee to hunt, trap, shoot, 
take, and transport all kinds of game birds and animals, including 
deer, under the restrictions of this act and subject to the suspen- 
sion of the hunting season by the governor. Said town clerk shall 
on the first day of each month transmit such sums, except said 
clerk's fees, as may be in his possession, to the commission, to be 
by it paid over to the state treasurer, to be credited to the fish and 
game fund, to be used for the purposes provided for in this act. 
Town clerks shall return to the commission, at least ten days before 
the close of the fiscal year, all unusued license blanks, with the state- 
ment of the amount remitted to the state treasurer on license ac- 
count during the year. The commission and town clerks shall be 
held responsible to the state treasurer to the face value of all license 
blanks supplied to them until settlement has been made at the end 
of the fiscal year. 

Limitation of Sect. 56. All Hceuses shall expire on the first day of January 

next following their issuance and shall not be transferable. 

Transportation of Sect. 57. Each nou-residcnt license shall be provided with two 

deer and game . . „ 

birds on non- coupous, which shall cacli permit the transportation of the carcass 
of one deer or part thereof, which coupons shall be divided each 
into two sections, numbered A-1 and A-2, and B-1 and B-2. The 
holder of a non-resident license, on presenting the same with cou- 
pons attached to the agent of a transportation company, may offer 
for transportation and have transported by such company, two 
deer. Tf only one deer is offered for transportation, the agent re- 
ceiving the carcass or part thereof shall detach section A-1 from 
the coupon, cancel the same by writing or stamping thereon the 
date and place of shipment, together with his own name, and for- 
ward the same forthwith to the commission. Section A-2 of said 
coupon shall also be cancelled in like manner and attached to the 
carcass of the deer or part thereof offered for transportation, which 
shall remain attached to the same during transportation within the 
state. If a second deer or part thereof shall be offered for trans- 
portation, the agent receiving the same shall detach section B-1, 
cancel and forward the same to the commission as above provided, 
and cancel section B-2 and attach the same to the carcass of the 
deer or part thereof, which shall remain attached to the same dur- 
ing transportation within this state. A non-resident may offer for 
transportation and have transported by such company as many 
game birds as may be lawfully taken or killed by one person in a 
single day, by exhibiting his license to the agent of the transporta- 
tion company, who shall indorse upon the back of such license in 
ink the name of the station from which shipment is made, the desti- 
nation, and the number of each kind of game birds to be trans- 
ported ; and such game birds shall be tagged, plainly labelled, and 
open to view. If a license is presented with a consignment of game 



1915] Chapter 133. l8d" 

for transportation and such indorsement shows that the number of 
such game which may be lawfully killed by one person in a single 
day has already been transported on such license, such company 
shall refuse to accept the same for transportation. 

Sect. .58. Each resident license shall be provided with two cou- Transportation of 
pons which shall each permit the transportation of the carcass of license. 
one deer or part thereof, between points within the state. Each 
coupon shall be divided into two sections marked "Resident," and 
numbered A-1 and A-2, and B-1 and B-2. The holder of a resident 
license, when desiring to have transported the carcass of one deer 
or part thereof, shall detach section A-1 and forward the same to 
the commission. Section A-2 shall be detached, cancelled by mark- 
ing thereon in ink the date of shipment, attached to the carcass or 
part thereof, and shall remain attached thereto during transporta- 
tion. If a second deer or part thereof is to be transported, section 
B-1 shall be detached and forwarded to the commission, and section 
B-2 shall be cancelled, attached, and remain attached as above pro- 
vided. The carcass or part thereof, so tagged and unaccompanied 
by the actual owner thereof, may be received by a common carrier 
and transported between points within the state. 

Sect 59. No person to whom a license has been issued as herein- Carrying and ex- 

^ _ tiibitmg licenses. 

before provided shall hunt, trap, shoot, kill, or transport game or 
wild animals, nor use a gun for hunting in this state, unless at the 
time of such hunting, trapping, shooting, killing, taking, or trans- 
porting, or using such gun, such person has such license on his per- 
son. Such person shall exhibit such license on demand to any per- 
son for inspection. 

Sect. 60. A person who violates a provision of this part, or who Penalties. 
furnishes to another person, or permits another person to have or n 
use, a license issued to himself, or changes or alters such license or 
coupon, or uses a license or license-coupons issued to another per- 
son, or makes a false statement in an application, or knowingly 
guides a hunter who has not a license as hereinbefore provided, is 
guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not more than fifty dol- 
lars noi' less than twenty-five dollars for each offense ; and any li- 
censee who violates a provision of this part, in addition to said fine 
shall forfeit his license. 

Part VII. — Fish and Game Fund ; Expenditure Thereof Authorized. 

Sect. 61. The state treasurer shall keep a separate account, to Fish and game 
be known as the fish and game fund, to which shall be credited all "^^ ' °^ "^'^ 
money received from fines, forfeitures, and license fees. The court 
or justice of any court in which a complaint for violation of this 
act is prosecuted shall, Mdthin sixty days after any fine is paid, re- 
mit the amount thereof to the state treasurer. 



190 Chapter 133. [1915 

Expenditure of Sect. 62. The Salary, compensation, and expenses of the com- 

regn a e . j^igsion, wardens, and all agents and employees of the commission 
shall be charged to and paid out of said fund. The expense of 
maintaining, repairing, and operating hatcheries, and the expense 
of propagating and distributing game quadrupeds, game birds, fish, 
fry, and fingerlings, and all other expenditures authorized under 
the provisions of this act, shall be charged to and paid out of this 
fund. The balance of said fund may be used by the commission, 
with the advice and consent of the governor and council, in buying, 
propagating, distributing, and protecting game and fish and pro- 
viding facilities therefor. All money received from hunting li- 
censes and from fines and forfeitures during any fiscal year is here- 
by annually appropriated for the use of the fish and game commis- 
sion department during such fiscal year, in the manner provided 
in this act. At the close of each fiscal year the unexpended bal- 
ance of said money shall be carried forward and added to the 
appropriation for the subsequent year. No part of said fund shall 
be expended, however, except with the advice and consent of the 
governor and council. 

Part VIII. — General Powers and Duties of the Commission. 

Powers and duties Sect. 63. The commission shall have the power and authority to 
stock and restock the forests and the waters with, and introduce 
therein, suitable fish and game, and for that purpose may co-operate 
with the commissioners of other states having common interests 
with this state ; to prohibit the taking of fish through the ice from 
any of the waters of the state for a period not exceeding five years, 
whenever it shall appear to the commission, after public notice and 
hearing, advisable so to do; to erect and maintain such screens in 
the public waters of the state as may be necessary to prevent the 
escape of migratory fish therefrom, provided such screens shall not 
interrupt materially the flow of water or the passage of logs and 
lumber ; to seize and remove summarily, at the expense of persons 
using or maintaining the same, all unlawful obstructions to the pas- 
sage of fish in the waters of the state ; to investigate and prosecute 
all violations of this act, and all other acts the duty of enforcing 
which is imposed on the commission ; to make rules not inconsistent 
with laws regulating the transportation and exportation of game 
and fish. Said commission shall have the conduct and control of 
the state fish hatchery and the propagation and distribution of 
fish and game. A commissioner shall have in fish and game mat- 
ters the power to serve criminal process and to arrest without war- 
rant, in any part of the state, a person found violating a provision 
of this act. The commission shall render to the state treasurer at 
the close of each fiscal year, and to the governor when requested, an 



1915] Chapter 183. 191 

itemized account of all money by it received, and to whom and for 
what purposes any money was by it expended. Said account shall 
contain such other information as may be requested by the state 
treasurer or by the governor. The commission shall keep an ac- 
count of the proceedings of its department, and on or before the first 
day of December next prior to the assembling of the legislature 
shall file with the secretary of state a, report thereof to the governor 
and council. 

Sect. 64. Fish, birds, or quadrupeds, or parts thereof, found in ail^^^^^^g^^f^^ed 
the possession or under the control of a person contrary to law, 
shall be seized and confiscated in the name of the state, and the 
commission may in its discretion sell or otherwise dispose of the same, 
as it may deem for the best interest of the state, and the same may 
be transported at any time for such purpose. All moneys received 
under the provisions of this section shall be added to the fish and 
game fund and may be expended for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 65. The commission may take fish at such times and in ^i^^^t to take 
such manner as it may deem proper for the artificial propagation 
thereof, and may remove or permit or cause to be removed, from 
public or private waters, fish which hinder or prevent the propaga- 
tion of game or food fish. Such removal shall be effected in the 
manner specified by said commission and under such regulations 
as it may provide ; and fish taken under this section may be disposed 
of and possessed under such regulations as the commission may es- 
tablish. 

Sect. 66. The commission may sell trout fry and fingerlings to Power to seu fry 
residents of this state for the purpose of stocking waters in the *" 
state, and it may sell to residents fish reared at the state fish hatch- 
ery which are unsuitable for propagation or dissemination. Such 
fish shall be sold at a price sufficient to return the state a reason- 
able profit. The commission shall keep an itemized account of 
sales and include the same in its biennial report. The commission 
shall remit to the state treasurer all moneys received under the pro- 
visions of this section, which shall be credited to the fish and^game 
fund and be expended for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 67. All persons shall obey, observe, and comply with the Observance of 
orders or rules made by the commission under authority of this act. 
A person violating or attempting to violate such rule or order shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined fifty dollars, unless otherwise 
specifically provided for. 

Sect. 68. The commission may from time to time as it shall Wardens, appoint- 
deem expedient appoint fish and game wardens, but the number 
thereof shall at no time exceed ten. The commission may also ap- 
point such deputy fish and game wardens as it may deem necessary. 
Such fish and game wardens shall hold office during the pleasure 
of the commission and may be removed by it at any time ; and they 



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Powers and duties 
of wardens. 



shall be under its direction and supervision, and shall act and in- 
cur expense only under its direction. A copy of the appointment 
of each warden shall be filed in the office of the commission. All 
appointments made by the commission under the provision of this 
section shall be with the advice and consent of the governor and 
council. 

Sect. 69. Such fish and game wardens shall enforce all laws re- 
lating to fish, game, quadrupeds, and birds, and all rules and regu- 
lations in relation thereto, and arrest all violators thereof. They 
shall also have in fish and game matters the power to serve crim- 
inal process and to require aid in executing the duties of their office. 
They shall seize animals, fish, or birds taken or held in violation of 
this act. They may arrest without warrant and on view, in any 
part of this state, a person found violating a provision of this act, 
take such person before a magistrate having jurisdiction for trial, 
and detain such person in custody at the expense of the state until 
opportunity is given to notify a prosecuting officer, who shall forth- 
with prosecute such offender. A commissioner and the wardens 
shall have power to search where they have reason to believe that 
fish, birds, or quadrupeds, or parts thereof, are possessed in viola- 
tion of law, and without search warrant to examine the contents of 
a vehicle, boat, box, locker, basket, creel, crate, game bag, or pack- 
age. It shall be the duty of all such wardens while in and about 
the forests to caution persons of the danger from fires in the for- 
ests, and to extinguish a fire left burning if in their power. It shall 
be their duty to give notice to all parties interested when possible, 
and to the forest fire warden of the town interested in particular, 
of fires threatening to extend beyond control. Pending the arrival 
of such fire warden, they shall assume all the powers of such war- 
dens as provided by statute. 

Sect. 70. Fish and game wardens shall make such reports as 
may be required by the commission. Each warden shall keep a 
daily record of his official acts and report the same at the close of 
each month to the commission. 

Sect. 71. The salary of fish and game wardens shall be fixed 
by the commission, but shall not exceed one hundred dollars per 
month and their necessary expenses when continuously employed, 
and three dollars per day when not continuously employed for a 
longer period than two weeks. Deputy fish and game wardens shall 
receive not more than three dollars a day and actual expenses when 
officially employed. 
Repealing clause. Sect. 72. Chapter 79 of the Laws of 190] , and all acts and parts 
of acts in amendment thereof, and all acts and parts of acts incon- 
sistent herewith, are hereby repealed ; and all other laws which 
prescribe who may take, and the time and manner of taking, pos- 
sessing, and transporting any fish, quadruped, or bird, and the num- 



Records and re- 
ports of wardens 



Compensation of 
wardens. 



1915] Chapter 134. 193 

ber or quantity that may be taken or transported, are hereby re- 
pealed. Sections 4, 5, &, 7, and 8 of chapter 165, Laws of 1913, are 
hereby repealed. Provided, however, that nothing in this act shall 
be construed as repealing special laws which prohibit for a fixed 
time the taking of all fish through the ice in certain specified waters, 
nor as repealing chapter 74, Laws of 1909, nor as modifying any 
lawful order made by the commission, by virtue of said chapter, nor 
as repealing special laws relating only to the Blue Mountain Forest 
Association. 

Sect. 73. Part VII of this act shall take effect September 1, Takes effect, 

when.. 

1915; all other parts of this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 134. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE FISH AND GAME 

DEPARTMENT. 



Section 

1. Transfer of funds authorized. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause: act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. In order to prevent any deficiency in the fish and Transfer of funds 

„ _' ' authorized. 

game appropriation tor the present fiscal year, the governor and 
council are authorized by vote to transfer such sum or sums of 
money as they may deem necessary from the unexpended balance 
of the fish and game receipts for the year ending August 31, 1914, 
to the use of said fish and game department between May 1 and 
September 1, 1915. 

Sect. 2. Any provisions of sections 8 and 9, chapter 165, Laws Repealing clause; 
of 1913, that may be inconsistent with the transfer of this money as on pass^age. ^'^^ 
authorized by this act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapters 135, 136. 



1915 



CHAPTER 135. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 115, LAWS OP 1913, ENTITLED 
"an act to exempt property of educational, CHARITABLE, AND 
RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND OF TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES PROM TAX- 
ATION." 



Section 

1. Exemption of certain property au- 
thorized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Certain exemp- 
tions authorized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend said act by renumbering section 2 so that it 
shall be section 3, and inserting a new section 2, as follows : Sect, 
2. Towns and cities are hereby authorized to exempt from taxa- 
tion, in the same manner as provided in section 1, real estate other 
than that mentioned in said section 1 now owned by charitable soci- 
eties which have established and maintained homes for dependent 
children or indigent aged people, where the income of said real 
estate is devoted solely to the support of such homes, provided such 
whole exemption shall be limited to one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT to close A PORTION OF CONTOOCOOK RIVER FOR FISHING 
THROUGH THE ICE POR THE TERM OF FIVE YEARS. 



Section 

1. Ice-fishing prohibited. 

2. Penalty for violation. 



Section 

.3. Takes effect on pasasge. 



Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representaiives in 
General Court C07ivcned: 



Ice-fishing pro- 
hibited. 



Section 1. For a period of five years from the date of the pas- 
sage of this act, that portion of Contoocook river lying between the 
dam at Contoocook River park, in the village of Penacook in the 



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195 



city of Concord, and the village of Contoocook, in the town of Hop- 
kinton, is hereby closed for fishing through the ice. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the terms of section 1 shall be Penalty, 
punished by a fine of ten dollars for each offense. 



Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 137. 



AN ACT relating TO INVESTMENTS BY SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

1. Investment in certain notes author- 
ized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on pasasge. 



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



Section 1. On and after the passage of this act, savings banks investment in cer- 
and the savings departments of banking and trust companies, in thorized. 
addition to the investments heretofore authorized by law, may in 
vest their funds in the notes of individuals, firms, or corporations 
whose net assets are not less than two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars and whose total indebtedness does not exceed fifty per cent, 
of their quick assets ; but not exceeding two per cent, of the depos- 
its shall be loaned to any one individual, firm, or corporation on 
this class of security, and not exceeding ten per cent, of the depos- 
its shall be so invested. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



Takes effect on 



%^^ 



Chapter 138. 



1915 



CHAPTER 138. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 98, LAWS OF 1901, RELATING TO 
THE PLANTING AND PROTECTION OF SHADE TREES ALONG THE HIGH- 
WAYS. 



Section 

1. Cutting of roadside growth ; certain 
trees public property; jurisdiction 
of highway department ; provision 
for maintenance and planting. 



Skc'tiox 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Cutting of road SECTION 1. Strike out all of section 7, chapter 98, Laws of 1901, 
tain trees public as amended by chapter 111, Laws of 1913, and insert in place there- 
tk>n^o'f\'ighway''' '^f the f ollowiiig : Sect. 7. Mayors of cities, selectmen of towns, 
?enrnc™^and™^'" ^^^ county Commissioners for unincorporated places, shall annually 
planting. during the months of August or September, and at other times 

when advisable, cause to be cut and disposed of from within the 
limits of the highway, all trees and bushes that cause damage to 
the highway, traveling public, or that are objectionable from the 
material or artistic standpoint. Shade and fruit trees that have 
been set out or marked by the abutting landowners or by the town 
tree warden, and young trees standing at a proper distance from 
the highway and from each other, shall be preserved, as well as 
banks and hedges of bushes that serve as a protection of the high- 
way, or that add to the beauty of the roadside ; and it shall be un- 
lawful for anyone to deposit rubbish within the limits of the high- 
way. 

Any young shade or ornamental tree planted within the limits of 
a public highway by the tree warden, or by any other person or 
persons, with the approval of the selectmen or the mayor, shall 
forthwith become the propert}^ of the town or city. Any young 
seedling tree or sprout left within the limits of the highway as 
specified in this section and designated by the tree warden to be 
preserved for its future value as a shade tree shall become the 
property of the municipality ; provided, that the abutting land- 
owner, having been notified of the intention of the town to take 
and preserve such young tree or trees, shall have made no written 
objection to the tree warden within thirty days from the date of 
such notification. 

The selectmen of a town or the highway department of a city 
may contract with any owner of land abutting a public highway 
to cut, trim, and improve the roadside growth along said owner's 



1915] Chapter 138. 187 

property, and for all such work properly done in carrying out the 
provisions of this section and approved by the tree warden, may 
allow and cause to be paid to said owner such sums of money as in 
their judgment, with the advice of the tree warden, justly compen- 
sate the town or city in the improved condition of the roadside. 

On all state roads and trunk-line highways the plan of carrying 
out the provisions of this act shall be under the supervision of the 
state highway department. Said department shall make such rules 
and regulations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of 
this act as shall, in its judgment, seem for the best interests of the 
state. "Whenever any trees or brush cut along the highway is dis- 
posed of by burning, the cut trees or brush shall be removed a safe 
distance from any adjoining woodland or from any tree or hedge 
designated or desirable for preservation, and such burning shall 
be done with the permission of the forest fire warden. All trees 
or brush thus cut from within the limits of the highway shall be 
disposed of within 30 days from the cutting thereof. 

When any highway shall be laid out, damages may be assessed 
to the abutting owners to provide for the maintenance or planting, 
from time to time, within the limits of such highway, of such shade 
and ornamental trees as may be necessary for the preservation and 
improvement of such highway. Damages may be assessed to abut- 
ting owners on any existing highway upon petition therefor, and 
such proceedings had as in the lay-out of highways to provide for 
the maintenance and planting, from time to time, of such trees 
within the limits of such highways as may be necessary for the 
preservation and improvement of the same. When such damage 
shall be assessed and paid, there shall be, in addition to the right 
of travel over such highway, a public easement to protect, preserve, 
and renew the growth thereon for the purposes aforesaid. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapters 139, 140.. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND' IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 35 OF THE 
LAWS OP 1905, CHAPTER 155 OF THE LAWS OF 1909, CHAPTERS 158 
AND 168 OF THE LAWS OF 1913, AND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 84, OF THE 
LAWS OF 1913. 



Section 

1. Expense of improving certain high- 
ways, how borne. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Certain highway SECTION 1. All roads included in chapter 35 of the Laws of 
bo?nr^' °^ 1905, chapter 155 of the Laws of 1909, and chapters 158 and 168 

of the Laws of 1913, shall be included in the terms of section 1, 

chapter 84, Laws of 1913. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. All acts Or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
passa^ge!^ * " °° hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE INCREASE OF DRUNKENNESS IN NO-LICENSE 
CITIES AND TOWNS. 



Section 

1. Possession of liquor, when illegal. 

2. Penalty for violation. 

3. Liquor subject to forfeiture, when. 



Section 

4. Application of act limited. 

5. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



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



Possession of 
liquor, when 
illegal. 



Penalty. 



Section 1. In the cities and towns in M^hich the provisions 
of chapter 112 of the Public Statutes and amendments thereto are 
in force and effect, if any person is convicted of drunkenness it 
shall be unlawful for such person to have in his possession any in- 
toxicating liquor within a period of twelve months after the time 
of such conviction. 

Sect. 2. If any person shall be convicted of a violation of sec- 
tion 1 of this act, he shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
ten dollars and imprisonment in the house of correction for not less 



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199 



than thirty days nor more than ninety days for each offense; but 
the court may suspend the whole or any part of the penalty thus 
imposed, upon such conditions as it may determine. 

Sect. 3. Any intoxicating liquor in the possession of any per- Forfeiture of 
son at the time of his arrest and conviction for drunkenness, or at ^^^°^' 
any subsequent time during twelve months thereafter, shall be 
subject to be forfeited, and the court having jurisdiction of the 
defendant shall make an order for its destruction by an officer of 
said court. 

Sect. 4. Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to pre- Limitation. 
vent a person having liquor for tona fide medicinal use, upon the 
advice a^nd prescription of a physician duly registered in New 
Hampshire. 

Sect. 5. 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. ciause^.^' ""^^^^""^ 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT RELATING TO EXPENSES OP COUNTY SOLICITORS WHILE IN THE 
DISCHARGE OF OFFICIAL DUTIES. 



Section 

1. Expenses allowed, when; repealing 

clause. 

2. Salary and expenses payable quar- 

terly ; approval of accounts ; re- 
pealing clause. 



Section 

.3. Takes effect April 1, 1917. 



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



Section 1. The solicitors of the several counties shall hereafter Expenses allowed, 
be allowed their actual expenses incurred in the discharge of their clause. 
official duties while away from their offices ; and so much of section 
17, chapter 286, of the Public Statutes, as is inconsistent with this 
act is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. Solicitors shall be paid quarterly for their salary and 
expenses. Their expense account shall be submitted to some jus- 
tice of the superior court for his approval before the same is paid, counts ;°*rep'eaii 
Sections 7 and 8 of chapter 117, Laws of 1905, are hereby repealed 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect April 1, 1917. 



Salary and ex- 
penses payable 
quarterly ; ap- 



clause. 



ng 



Takes effect April 
1, 1917. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



200 Chapters 142, 143. [1915 

CHAPTER 142. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 128, LAWS OF 1909, ENTITLED "aN 
ACT TO IMPROVE THE STATE SYSTEM OF FOREST PROTECTION. ' ' 

Section I Section 

1. Fire in or near woodland regulated. ' 2. Takes effect April 1, 1915. 

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

Fire in or near SECTION 1, Chapter 128, Laws of 1909, is hereby amended by 
i^t^d.^" ^^^^ striking out section 13 inserted therein by chapter 166, Laws of 
1911, and substituting therefor the following : Sect. 13. No per- 
son shall kindle a fire or burn brush in or near woodland, except 
when the ground is covered with snow, without the written permis- 
sion of the forest fire warden, or the presence of the forest fire 
warden or person appointed to represent him. 
TakM effect April ggCT. 2. TMs act shall take effect April 1, 1915. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

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

Section I Section 

1. How, when, and where taxed. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

How, when, and SECTION 1. All fur-bearing animals kept in captivity for the 
w ere taxe . purposc of breeding the same, or for any other commercial purpose, 

shall be taxed as domestic animals in the town where situated on 

the first day of April of each year. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

passage. ^ ° 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapter 144, 145, 



201 



CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT FIXING THE PENALTY FOR TAMPERING WITH THE FIRE-ALARM 
SYSTEM OF ANY CITY OR TOWN OF THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Tampering with fire-alarm, etc., how 
punished. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. 



Whoever shall willfully deface, injure, or destroy Tampering with 
the fire-alarm system of any city or town of the state, or shall will- howVuSshed!' 
fully interfere with the same or do anything to prevent or delay 
the proper and timely use thereof, or shall willfully cause to be 
sent over said fire-alarm system a false alarm of fire, shall be pun- 
ished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment not 
exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 145. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 38, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES^ IN RELATION TO THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO 
THE GENERAL COURT. 



Section 

1. Failure of town clerk to return num- 
ber of voters, how punished. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 38, of the Public Statutes, Failure to return 

' ^ ' 1 f» M X number of voters, 

by adding thereto the following : Any town clerk who tails to how punished. 

make a return of the number of voters on such check-list shall be 

fined not exceeding twenty -five dollars; so that said section as 

amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. Certificates of election 

shall be made in duplicate, certified and signed in the same manner 

as the returns of votes for governor ; one of them shall be delivered 

to the representative elect, and the other shall be forwarded to the 



202 



Chapter 146. 



[1915 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



secretary of state within five days after the day on which the elec- 
tion is held, and the town clerk shall also certify that the check- 
list was duly posted and used during the balloting on which such 
representative was chosen, and to the number of voters whose names 
were upon the check-list as corrected on the day of such meeting. 
Any town clerk who fails to make a return of the number of voters 
on such cheek-list shall be fined not exceeding twenty -five dollars. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 114, LAWS OF 1901, ENTITLED 
"an act to REGULATE AND LIMIT THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS 
BANKS. ' ' 



Section 

1. Investment in mortgages of realty 
outside state regulated. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Investment in SECTION 1. Amend Subdivision 2 of section 1, chapter 114, Laws 

realty outside state of 1901, bv Striking out the entire subdivision and substituting in 
reguae . place thereof a new subdivision to read as follows: (2) In notes 

secured by first mortgage of real estate situated outside of New 
Hampshire which is at the time improved, occupied, and produc- 
tive ; but not exceeding forty per cent, of the deposits shall be so 
invested, no such loan shall exceed fifty per cent, of the value of 
the security, and not more than twenty-five per cent, of the de- 
posits shall be so invested outside the states of Maine, Massachu- 
setts, and Vermont. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. ^ x- o 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapters 147, 148. 



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CHAPTER 147. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO TEMPORARY ABSENCES OF PATIENTS FROM THE 

STATE Hospital. 



Section 

1. Temporary absences, when permitted. 



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 the state hospital, with the Temporary ab- 

- „ , . . , , ., • j_ .1 £ sences, when 

approval oi the supervising body, may permit any inmate thereoi permitted. 
temporarily to leave said institution in charge of his guardian, 
relatives, or friends, for a period not exceeding six months, and 
may receive him when returned by any said guardian, relatives, or 
friends within said period, or may take and recommit him when 
necessary, without any further order of commitment. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 148. 



an act relating to actions for personal in.juries. 



Section 

1. Contributory negligence defense; bur- 
den of proof. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Hereafter, in all actions of tort for personal injury, Contributory negii- 
contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff shall be a good burden of proof, 
defense to the action, and the burden of proving the same shall be 
upon the defendant. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing clause, 
hereby repealed. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapters 149, 150. 
CHAPTER 149. 



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AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS. 



In bonds and 
notes of public 
utilities, when. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 

1. Investment in bonds and notes of 
public utilities, when. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Savings banks and savings departments of banking 
and trust companies in this state are hereby authorized to make 
investment of their funds, in addition to the investments hereto- 
fore by law authorized, in the bonds and notes of any corporation 
organized under the laws of this state and doing business in this 
state as a public utility, as by law defined, which is under the super- 
vision of the public service commission of this state and has earned 
and paid regular dividends of not less than five per cent, per an- 
num upon its capital stock for five years next preceding such in- 
vestment, provided such capital stock be not less than the total 
bonded and floating indebtedness of such corporation; but not ex- 
ceeding ten per cent, of the deposits of any savings bank or depart- 
ment shall be so invested. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] ' 



CHAPTER 150. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 115, LAWS OF 1913, 
relating to THE EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION OF PROPERTY OF EDU- 
CATIONAL, CHARITABLE, RELIGIOUS, AND TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES, 
AND MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS. 



Section 

1. Property used by G. A. R. exempt 
from taxation. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Proper^ used by SECTION 1. Amend scction 1, chapter 115, Laws of 1913, by add- 

fr'om" taiation. ing after the word ' ' incorporated ' ' in the fifth line the following : 

and property used and occupied by the Grand Army of the Repub- 



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205 



lie ; so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Section 
1. The personal property of institutions devoted to educational 
purposes, charitable and religious societies, and of temperance so- 
cieties, incorporated within this state, and the real estate owned 
and occupied by them, their officers, or their students for the pur- 
poses for which they are incorporated, and property used and occu- 
pied by the Grand Army of the Republic, shall be exempt from 
taxation, provided none of the income or profits of the business 
of such corporations or institutions is divided among the stock- 
holders or members, or is used or appropriated for other than 
educational, charitable, or religious purposes, and provided fur- 
ther, that in each case such exemption is limited to $150,000. Towns 
are hereby authorized to increase such exemption to such an amount 
as they may vote, by a majority of those present at any regular 
town meeting, acting under an article duly incorporated in the 
warrant for said meeting ; and cities are authorized to increase 
such exemptions to such an amount as the city government may 
vote and the mayor approve. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 151. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO LICENSING FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES. 



Section 

1. Cancellation of license as measure 
of retaliation. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Whenever it shall appear to the insurance commis- |?^^iif„f *"°° °f„„ 
sioner of this state that any insurance company chartered by the of retaliation. 
legislature of this state and authorized by such insurance commis- 
sioner in this state to engage in life, accident and health insurance 
business or any combination thereof, is refused permission to trans- 
act any such business or combination thereof within any state of the 
United States or within any foreign country by the provisions of 
any law of such state or country which may be enacted subsequent 
to the passage of this act, and which shall in terms prohibit or shall 
be construed in such manner as to prohibit such company from 



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Takes eflfect on 
passage. 



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engaging in such business or any combination thereof after such 
company has complied with all other laws of such state or foreign 
country, then, and in every such case, the insurance commissioner 
may cancel the authority of or refuse a license to every company or- 
ganized by charter or under the laws of such other state or foreign 
country to do any of the kinds of business above mentioned in this 
state, and may refuse a certificate of authority to every such com- 
pany thereafter applying to him for authority to do any such busi- 
ness in this state, so long as such New Hampshire company shall 
be refused permission to transact any such business or combina- 
tion thereof in such other state or foreign country. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 152. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2 OF CHAPTER 64, LAWS OF 1899, 
ENTITLED '"AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14 OF CHAPTER 169 
OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE TAX ON FOREIGN INSUR- 
ANCE COMPANIES, AND PROVIDING RELIEF FOR INJURED OR DISABLED 
FIREMEN. 



Section 

1. Relief restricted to members of state 
association. 



Section 

2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 



Relief restricted to SECTION 1. After the word ' ' associatiou " in the eleventh line 
association. of scctiou 2 of Said act, insert the words, and who is himself a mem- 

ber of said association, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 2. Two thousand dollars of the amount re- 
ceived as such tax shall annually be set apart by the state treas- 
urer and kept distinct from all other funds, and shall be known as 
the firemen's relief fund. Such fund, in the month of May after 
its receipt, shall be paid over, upon the order of the governor, to 
the treasurer of the New Hampshire State Firemen's Association, 
as trustee, and shall be devoted to and paid out for the relief of 
any fireman injured or disabled in the discharge of his duty as fire- 
man, who is a member in good standing in any regularly organized 
town or city fire company in this state belonging to said associa- 



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tion, and who is himself a member of said association, and for the 
relief of the dependent parents, widow or children of any such 
fireman whose death was occasioned by injuries received in the line 
of his duty as fireman. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect on 

passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 153. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE DEPOSIT OF PUBLIC FUNDS IN BANKS. 



Section 

1. City and county funds, deposit of. 

2. Advertisement for bids. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
May 1, 1915. 



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

Section 1. All public funds belonging to the several counties Deposit of city 
and cities in this state, not permanently invested, shall be deposited ^° oo^^^y 
in such solvent bank or banks as will pay the highest rate of inter- 
est on daily average balances for each month. 

Sect. 2. The treasurers of the several counties and cities in this Advertisement for 
state shall call for bids for the public funds in their hands by pub- ' '" 
lishing a notice calling for such bids in the two newspapers in this 
state which have the largest circulation in their respective coun- 
ties, and by such other notice as they may choose, and the solvent 
bank or banks in their respective counties which will pay the largest 
rate of interest upon average daily balances for each month shall be 
the bank or banks in which said public funds shall be deposited. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on the first day May i, i9i5. 
of May, 1915. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapter 154. 



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CHAPTER 154. 



AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER OP MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Section 

1. Office created; duties defined. 

2. Appointment, tenure, salary. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
May 1, 1915. 



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



Office created; SECTION 1. All the duties now devolvinff upon the secretary of 

duties defined. . . . i> i • ^ it 

state With respect to the registration or motor vehicles, the licens- 
ing of professional chauffeurs and private operators, and the carry- 
ing out of all the provisions of the motor vehicle la^^s of this state, 
shall hereafter be performed by a commissioner of motor vehicles, 
under the supervision of the governor and council. 
Appointment, ten- Sect. 2. Said commissioiier of motor vehicles shall be appointed 
ure, sa ary. ^^ ^^^ govcmor with the advicc of the council for a term of five 

years and until his successor is appointed and qualified. He shall 
be paid an annual salary of two thousand dollars in monthly instal- 
ments. He shall have a seal for use in preparing certified copies 
of papers and records pertaining to his office, the form of which 
shall be approved by the governor and council. The governor and 
council shall fix the amount of his bond, and the number and com- 
pensation of his agents and clerks, and shall assign suitable quar- 
ters in the state house for the department. All salaries and ex- 
penses of the department shall be paid out of the receipts of the 
department upon the warrant of the governor. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 
Mly*t^i9i5'* visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
May 1, 1915. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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^ CHAPTER 155. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 23 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 157 OF THE LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO 
SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. New senatorial districts created. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 23 of the Public Statutes, as amended by New districts 
chapter 157 of the Laws of ]913, is hereby amended by striking 
out all after section 1 in said chapter and inserting in place thereof 
the following: 

Sect. 2. Senatorial district number one contains Berlin, Dum- No. i. 
mer, Errol, Gorham, Milan, Randolph, Shelburne, Wentworth's 
Location, and the following unincorporated places : Gilmanton and 
Atkinson Academy Grant, Second College Grant, Dix's Grant, 
Millsfield, Cambridge, and Success. 

Sect. 3. Senatorial district number two contains Bethlehem, No. 2. 
Carroll, Clarksville, Colebrook, Columbia, Daltoii, Franconia, Jef- 
ferson, Lancaster, Northumberland, Pittsburg, Stark, Stewarts- 
town, Stratford, Whitefield, and the following unincorporated 
places: Dixville, Erving's Grant, Odell, and Kilkenney. 

Sect. 4. Senatorial district number three contains Bath, Ben- No. 3. 
ton, Carapton, Easton, Haverhill, Holderness, Landaff, Littleton, 
Lincoln, Lisbon, Lyman, Monroe, Plymouth, Pierraont, Thornton, 
and Woodstock. 

Sect. 5. Senatorial district number four contains Albany, Bart- No. 4. 
lett, Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Effingham, Freedom, 
Hart's Location, Jackson, Livermore, Moult onborough, Madison, 
Ossipee, Sandwich, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wakefield, Waterville, 
Wolfeboro, and the following unincorporated places: Bean's 
Grant, Bean's Purchase, Chandler's Purchase, Crawford's Pur- 
chase, Martin's Location, Pinkham's Grant, Sargent's Purchase, 
Thompson and Meserve Purchase, and Hale's Location. 

Sect. 6. Senatorial district number five contains Ashland, No. 5. 
Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Canaan, Dorchester, Ellsworth, ' 

Enfield, Grafton, Groton, Hanover, Hebron, Lebanon, Lyme, New 
Hampton, Orange, Orford, Rumney, Warren, and Wentworth. 

Sect. 7. Senatorial district number six contains Alton, Barn- No. 6. 
stead, Belmont, Center Harbor, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, Mere- 
dith, and Sanbornton. ' 



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No. 7. Sect. 8. Senatorial district number seven contains Andover, 

Boscawen, Wards one and two of Concord, Canterbury, Danbury, 
Franklin, Hill, New London, Northfield, Tilton, and Wilmot. 

No. 8. Sect. 9. Senatorial district number eight contains Acworth, 

Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Grantham, Goshen, 
Langdon, Lempster, Newport, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, 
Unity, and Washington. 

No. 9. Sect. 10. Senatorial district number nine contains Antrim, 

Bradford, Wards three and seven of Concord, Deering, Frances- 
town, Henniker, Hillsborough, Hopkinton, Newbury, Salisbury, 
Sutton, Warner, Webster, and Windsor. 

No. 10. Sect. 11. Senatorial district number 10 contains Alstead, Ches- 

terfield, Gilsum, Keene, Marlow, Nelson, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sul- 
livan, Surry, Walpole, and Westmoreland. 

No. 11. Sect. 12. Senatorial district number eleven contains Benning- 

ton, Dublin. Fitzwilliam, Hancock, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, 
Marlborough, Peterborough, Richmond, Rindge, Sharon, Swanzey, 
Troy, and Winchester. 

No. 12. Sect. 13. Senatorial district number twelve contains Amherst, 

Brookline, Greenfield, Greenville, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, 
Merrimack, Milford. Mont Vernon, Wards one and two of Nashua, 
New Ipswich, Temple, and Wilton. 

No. 13. Sect. 14. Senatorial district number thirteen contains Wards 

three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine of Nashua. 

No. 14. Sect. 15. Senatorial district number fourteen contains Aliens- 

town, Bedford, Bow, Chichester, Dunbarton, Epsom, Goffstown, 
Hooksett, Loudon, New Boston, Pembroke, Pittsfield, and Weare. 

No. 15. Sect. 16. Senatorial district number fifteen contains Wards 

four, five, six, eight, and nine of Concord. 

No. 16. Sect. 17. Senatorial district number sixteen contains Wards 

one, two, and nine of Manchester. 

No. 17. Sect. 18. Senatorial district number seventeen contains Wards 

three, four, and ten of Manchester. 

No. 18. Sect. 19. Senatorial district number eighteen contains Wards 

five, seven, eight, and eleven of Manchester. 

No. 19. Sect. 20. Senatorial district number nineteen contains Wards 

twelve and thirteen of Manchester. 

No. 20. Sect. 21. Senatorial district number twenty contains Farming- 

ton, Middleton, Milton, New Durham. Rochester, Soraersworth. and 
Strafford. 

No. 21. Sect. 22. Senatorial district number twenty-one contains Bar- 

rington, Dover, Durham, Lee, Madbury, and Rollinsford. 

^"- 22. Sect. 23. Senatorial district number twenty-two contains Au- 

burn, Candia, Chester, Deerfield, Derry, Hudson, Litchfield, Lon- 
donderry, Ward six of Manchester, Northwood, Nottingham, Pel- 
ham, Raymond, Salem, and Windham. 



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Chapter 156. 



211 



Sect. 24. Senatorial district number twenty-three contains At- no. 23. 
kinson, Brentwood, Danville, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Fre- 
mont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kings- 
ton, Newfields, Newton, North Hampton, Plaistow, Sandown, Sea- 
brook, and South Hampton. 

Sect. 25. Senatorial district number twenty-four contains No. 24. 
Greenland, Newcastle, Newington, Newmarket, Portsmouth, Rye, 
and Stratham. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage ; passa^ge!' 
provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to 
affect the present incumbents in office. 



act takes effect on 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 156. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING AN EMPLOYMENT BUREAU FOR TEACHERS. 



Section 

1. Application, what to contain. 

2. Information, who entitled to. 

3. Expense, how defrayed. 



Section 

4. Acceptance of fees, etc., prohibited. 

5. Penalty for violations. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Any person may file in the office of the superintend- 'Application, what 



to contain. 



Section 1. 
ent of public instruction an application for the position of teacher 
in the public schools of the state, and when accompanied by a fee 
of two dollars, together with such evidence of character, qualifica- 
tions, education, and experience as the superintendent shall re- 
quire, the said application shall be registered and the said person 
shall be entitled to the benefits of this act ; provided, however, that 
such person shall furnish the said superintendent from time to 
time such material information as he shall require, and failure to do 
so for the period of one year shall operate as a cancellation of regis- 
tration. 

Sect. 2. Any properly authorized officer or board in the state information, who 

■, • -, P IT- • n • £ entitled to. 

may apply to the superintendent 01 public instruction for iniorma- 
tion concerning teachers registered as provided in section 1, and 
upon request of such officer or board the superintendent shall recom- 
mend teachers for employment as they shall appear to be fit and 
qualified. 



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Expense, how 
defrayed. 



Acceptance of 
commission, etc. 
prohibited. 



Penalty. 

Takes effect on 
passage. 



Sect. 3. The costs of carrying out the provisions of this act shall 
be paid from the fees collected as provided in section 1, and any 
balance remaining at the end of the fiscal year shall be held to 
defray expenses incurred in subsequent years. The superintend- 
ent of public instruction shall report annually to the governor the 
receipts and expenditures under the provisions of this act and shall 
be held accountable therefor. 

Sect. 4. It shall be unlawful for a superintendent of schools in 
any city or town, or in any district composed of two or more towns, 
to accept any commission, fee, compensation, or reward of any kind 
for obtaining a position as teacher in the public schools for any 
person. 

Sect. 5. Any violation of this act shall be punished by fine of 
not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT IN AMENDENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 251, OF THE PUBIilC 
STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 87, LAWS OP 1901, 
RELATING TO SEARCH WARRANTS. 



Section 

1. Search warrant for cocaine, etc. 



Section 

2, Takes effect on passage. 



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



Search warrant 
for cocaine, etc. 



Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 251, of the Public Stat- 
utes, as amended by section 1, chapter 87, Laws of 1901, by adding 
after division VII, of said section a division to be known as division 
VIII and the following words : Cocaine or any of its salts, or any 
synthetic substitute for the aforesaid, or any preparation contain- 
ing any of the same, morphine, heroin, codeine, or any derivatives 
of the same, kept for any purpose forbidden by law ; so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. A justice 
or police court may issue a warrant for searching any place therein 
described, in the daytime, upon complaint, under oath, that it is 
believed that a person liable to arrest for a crime is concealed there- 
in, or that gambling is carried on therein, or that any property or 
thing of any of the following kinds is kept concealed therein : 



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I. Property believed to have been stolen, embezzled, or fraudu- 
lently obtained. 

II. False, forged, or counterfeited bank bills, notes, or coins; 
worthless and uncurrent bank bills or notes ; materials, plates, dies, 
tools, instruments, or implements designed for forging or making 
false and counterfeit notes, bills, or coins. 

III. Gambling implements, burglars' tools, and the like. 

IV. Spirituous or intoxicating liquors or casks, bottles, meas- 
ures, or other things adapted for the illegal keeping or sale of such 
liquors. 

V. Gunpowder or other explosives in a quantity or manner for- 
bidden by law. 

VI. The subject-matter of any offense not herein specially men- - 
tioned. 

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

VIII. Cocaine or any of its salts, or any synthetic substitute 
for the aforesaid, or any preparation containing any of the same, 
morphine, heroin, codeine, or any derivatives of the same, kept for 
any purpose forbidden by law. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Ta'^es effect on 

•^ " passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 158. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERMS OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. 



.Section 

1. WTien and where held. 

2. Adjournment to other places in 

county. 



Section" 

3. Jurors, how summoned. 

4. Takes effect July 1, 1915. 

5. Repealing clause; Derry trials saved. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General C&iirt convened: 

Section 1. Trial terms of the superior court sliall be holden When and where 
annually, at the times and places following: 

For the county of Rockingham : At Exeter, on the second Tues- Rockingham. 
day of January and the third Tuesday of JMay ; at Portsmouth, on 
the third Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Strafford : At Dover, on the first Tuesday of Strafford. 
February and the first Tuesday of September. 

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1915 



Belknap. 
Carroll. 
Merrimack. 
Hillsborough. 

Cheshire. 
Sullivan. 
Grafton. 

Coos. 



Adjournments to 
other places in 
county. 



Jurors, how sum- 
moned. 



Takes effect July 
1, 1915. 



Repealing clause; 
Derry trials saved 



For the county of Belknap : At Laconia, on the third Tuesday 
of March and the third Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Carroll: At Ossipee, on the fourth Tuesday 
of May and the first Tuesday of December. 

For the county of Merrimack: At Concord, on the first Tuesday 
of April and the first Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Hillsborough : At Manchester, on the first 
Tuesday of January and the first Tuesday of May ; at Nashua, on 
the third Tuesday of September. 

For the county of Cheshire : At Keene, on the second Tuesday 
of April and the second Tuesday of Octobier. 

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

For the county of Grafton: At Lebanon, on the first Tuesday 
of January; at Plymouth, on the second Tuesday of May; at 
"Woodsville, in the town of Haverhill, on the second Tuesday of 
September. 

For the county of Coos : At Lancaster, on the first Tuesday of 
April ; at Colebrook, on the first Tuesday of September ; at Berlin, 
on the first Tuesday of December. 

Sect. 2. In counties having more than one place for holding 
trial terms, the court may, for the convenience of parties, adjourn 
its sitting to any other of the places in such county designated 
for holding trial terms ; and wiien such adjournment involves trans- 
ferring the jury, jurors so transferred shall be entitled to such 
extra mileage as may be reasonable, to be determined by the pre- 
siding justice. The clerk of court and the sheriff and his deputies, 
in attendance, shall upon such adjournment be allowed such extra 
compensation as may be reasonable, to be determined by the pre- 
siding justice. 

Sect. 3. Grand jurors shall be summoned for attendance at 
each of the terms provided for by this act ; and both petit and 
grand jurors shall be summoned from the body of the county. 

Sect. .4. This act shall take effect July 1, 1915 ; but all writs 
and process issued to be entered at any of the terras herein pro- 
vided for may be made returnable thereto, though issued prior to 
said first day of July. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed, including chapter 28 of the Laws of 1907 ; but 
nothing herein contained shall repeal the provisions of chapter 77 
of the Laws of 1905, providing for hearing certain cases at Derry 
in Rockingham county. 



r Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 159. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 82, LAWS OF 1913, ENTITLED "aN 
ACT FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF POLL TAXES, AND IN 
AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 55 AND 59 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES," 
AND OF SECTIONS 8 AND 9, CHAPTER 60, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES. 

Section I Sectiox 

1. Commitment of poll-tax delinquent. 3. Copy of warrant, what to contain. 

2. Earnings during confinement, how 4. Repealing clause. 

applied. I 5. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 5, chapter 82, Laws of 1913, by strik- Commitment for 
ing out the words "common jail" in the last line of said section and pou-taxl™^° 
inserting in place thereof the words, house of correction, so that 
said section shall read : Sect. 5. For want of goods and chattels 
whereon to make distress, the collector may take the body, wherever 
in this state found, of any person neglecting or refusing to pay the 
tax assessed against him, and commit him to the house of correction. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 8, chapter 60, of the Public Statutes, bv Earnings during 

IT ^ 1 -iii ••Till p 11- confinement, now 

adding aiter the words common jail the following : or house of applied, 
correction, and when any person is so committed to any jail or 
house of correction where there is a workshop connected, he shall 
be credited for his labor therein at the rate of fifty cents per day, 
to be applied on the amount of his tax and costs of commitment ; 
provided, however, that he shall be required to pay to the jailer or . 
keeper of the institution in which he is so confined board at the 
rate of two dollars and fifty cents per week, the same to be earned 
in the employ of said institution; and provided, further, that the 
net amount so earned by any person so committed shall be refunded 
by the county to the town from which such person is committed ; so 
that said section shall read: Sect. 8. For want of goods and 
chattels whereon to make distress, the collector may take the body 
of any person neglecting or refusing to pay the tax assessed against 
him, and commit him to the county jail or house of correction, and 
when any person is so committed to any jail or house of correction 
where there is a workshop connected, he shall be credited for his 
labor therein at the rate of fifty cents per day, to be applied on 
the amount of his tax and costs of commitment ; provided, however, 
that he shall be required to pay the jailer or keeper of the institu- 
tion in which he is so confined board at the rate of two dollars and 
fifty cents per week, the same to be earned in the employ of said in- 
stitution; and provided, further, that the net amount so earned by 



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[1915 



Copy of warrant, 
what to contain. 



Repealing clause. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



any person so committed shall be refunded by the county to the 
town from which such person is committed. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 9, chapter 60, of the Public Statutes, by 
inserting the words, "or keeper," after the word "jailer" in the 
first and fifth lines, and by adding at the end thereof the words, 
"provided, however, that such attested copy of his warrant shall 
not include the list of taxes directed to him for collection," so that 
said section shall read : Sect. 9. In such case the collector shall 
give to the jailer or keeper an attested copy of his warrant, and 
thereupon certify the sums such person is taxed in his list, and 
that he has taken his body for want of goods and chattels whereon 
to make distress, and the jailer or keeper shall receive and detain 
such person in his custody until he pays such tax, cost of commit- 
ment, and charges of imprisonment, or until he is otherwise dis- 
charged by due course of law ; provided, however, that such attested 
copy of his warrant shall not include the list of taxes directed to 
him for collection. 

Sect. 4. An act approved April 7, 1915, entitled "An act in 
amendment of section 5, chapter 82, Laws of 1913, entitled 'An 
act for the assessment and collection of poll taxes, and in amend- 
ment of chapters 55 and 59 of the Public Statutes, ' and of sections 
8 and 9, chapter 60, of the Public Statutes," is hereb.y repealed. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 160. 

AN act in amendment OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 162, LAWS OF 1909, 
AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 7, LAWS OF 1911, RELATING TO 
THE SALE OP MORPHINE, HEROIN, CODEINE, AND COCAINE. 



Section 

1. Sale in poolroom, news stand, etc., 
prohibited. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Sale in pool-room, SECTION 1. Scctiou 2 of chapter 162, Laws of 1909, as amended 
prThibUed!^' "''■' by section 1 of chapter 7, Laws of 1911, is hereby amended by in- 
serting after the word "bar-room" in the fifth line the words, 
pool-room, news stand, or other places to which persons are 



1915] Chapter 161. 217 

permitted generally to resort, and by inserting after the 
word "same" in the eighth line the words, morphine, heroin, 
codeine, or any derivatives of the same ; so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. It shall be unlawful 
for any person, firm, or corporation to sell, exchange, deliver, ex- 
pose for sale, give away, or have in his possession or custody with 
intent to sell, exchange, deliver, or give away, in any street, way, 
square, park, or other public place, or in any hotel, restaurant, 
liquor saloon, bar-room, pool-room, news stand, or other places to 
which persons are permitted generally to resort, public hall, place 
of amusement, or public building, any cocaine or any of its salts, 
or any synthetic substitute for the aforesaid, or any preparation 
containing any of the same, morphine, heroin, codeine, or any 
derivatives of the same ; provided, however, that the foregoing pro- 
visions shall not apply to sales to apothecaries, druggists, physicians, 
veterinaries, and dentists, nor to sales by apothecaries or druggists 
upon the original prescription of a physician, provided the pre- 
scription is retained and kept on file as authority for the sale and 
not refilled. 

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

^ ° passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 161. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE MARRIAGE OF MENTAL DEFECTIVES. 



Section 

1. Marriage of defectives restricted. 

2. Performance of ceremony prohibited. 

3. Issuance of licenses regulated. 



Section 

4. Penalties for violations. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. No woman under the age of forty-five years, or man Marriages re- 

' stricted. 

of any age, — except he marry a woman over the age of forty-five 
years, — either of whom is an epileptic, imbecile, feeble-minded, 
idiot, or insane person, shall hereafter intermarry or marry any 
other person within this state. 

Sect. 2. No clergyman, or other officer authorized by law to Ceremony pro- 
solemnize marriages within this state, shall hereafter perform a ' ' 
marriage ceremony uniting persons in marriage, either of whom 
is an epileptic, imbecile, feeble-minded, idiot, or an insane person. 



218 



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Issnance of 
licenses regulated 



Penalties. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



unless the female party to such marriage is over the age of forty- 
five years. 

Sect. 3. No city clerk or other authorized officer shall issue a 
license for the marriage of an epileptic, imbecile, feeble-minded, 
idiot, or insane person, unless the female party to such marriage 
is over the age of forty-five years. Should any question arise as to 
whether or not applicant for license to marry is epileptic, imbecile, 
feeble-minded, idiot, or an insane person, each of the contracting 
parties shall procure an affidavit from one duly licensed physician, 
other than the person seeking the license, showing that the con- 
tracting parties are not epileptics, imbeciles, feeble-minded, idiots, 
or insane persons. 

Sect. 4. Any person who knowingly violates any of the provi- 
sions of this act, or any person knowingly swearing falsely to any 
of the affidavits mentioned in this act, shall be punished by a fine 
of not less than fifty dollars or more than five hundred dollars, or 
by imprisonment in jail not over thirty days, or by both such fine 
and imprisonment. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 162. 

AN ACT RELATING TO TRUST FUNDS HELD BY TOWNS AND CITIES. 



Section 

1. Funds may be held for certain uses. 

2. Trustees, how and when chosen. 

3. Duties of trustees. 

4. To serve without pay. 
.5. To give bond. 



Section 

6. To receive certain funds. 

7. Bank deposits and notes. 

8. Prior acts repealed. 

9. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Funds may be 
held for certain 
uses. 



Section 1. Cities and towns may receive any trust property by 
deed, gift, or devise for the following uses : For schools and other 
educational purposes ; for the building of roads, bridges, and side- 
walks, and the care of the same ; for supplying any place with 
water, street lights, building sewers ; for the building and support 
of hospitals ; for the support and aid of the poor ; for the building 
and support of public buildings, except churches ; for the care of 
cemeteries and lots therein ; for libraries and the care of the same, 



1915] Chapter 162. 219 

reading rooms, parks, and shade and ornamental trees along high- 
ways and other public places. 

Sect. 2. All such gifts shall be administered by a board of Trustees, how and 

° _ "^ . _ when chosen. 

three trustees, for the purposes for which they were given. Said 
trustees shall be elected by ballot at the annual town meetings 
in March, 1916, one for one year, one for two years, and one for 
three years, and annually thereafter one shall be elected for three 
years. Vacancies shall be filled by the selectmen of towns and by 
city councils, whenever one occurs, for the remainder of the term. 
In cities said board of trustees shall be chosen and hold their office 
for a like term as shall be provided for by city ordinance, and all 
cities shall upon the passage of this act elect a board of trustees. 
Said trustees in towns shall be elected under a proper article in 
the warrant and upon a separate ballot. 

Sect. 3. Said board of trustees shall have the custody of all Duties of trustees, 
trust funds held by their respective town or city, including all 
trust funds held at the date of the passage of this act and here- 
after received. Said funds shall be invested only by deposit in 
some savings bank in this state, or in state, county, town, city, 
and school district bonds and the notes of towns or cities in this 
state, and when so invested said trustees shall not be liable for the 
loss thereof. Such funds or the income thereof shall be expended 
only upon the joint action of the full board. The accounts of said 
board of trustees shall annually be audited by the auditor of the 
town or city, and the securities shall be exhibited to said auditor 
and he shall certify to the town or city the facts found by his 
audit and the list of all securities held, which report shall be 
printed in the annual report of each town or city. Said board of 
trustees shall annually submit to said auditor a detailed state- 
ment of the securities held by them and the particular trust to 
which thej^ belong, and exhibit to him a statement of all receipts 
and expenditures with proper vouchers, which report of said 
trustees shall be printed in the annual report of each town and 
city. Said trustees shall keep a record of all trusts in a record 
book, which shall be open to the inspection of all persons in their 
respective town or city. 

Sect. 4. Said trustees shall serve without pay, all of their acts To serve without 

pay- 
being performed for charity; but their actual expenses shall be 

paid by the town or city. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall give a bond in such sum as the To give bond, 
town or city shall direct, but the expense therepf shall be paid for 
by the town or city. The expenses of said trustees and the expense 
of their bond shall be charged as incidentals. 

Sect. 6. All towns and cities which have adopted the provi- To receive certain 
sions of chapter 40, Laws of 1899, or acted under chapter 83, Laws 



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1915 



of 1901, shall upon the passage of this act and the election of said 
board of trustees immediately pay over to said board the full 
amount of the trust funds which have been used by it under said 
law, or deliver to said board of trustees the note of the town or 
city for the same, bearing interest at the rate of three and one half 
per cent, per annum, said notes to be signed by the selectmen of 
the town and countersigned by its treasurer, and in cities by the 
proper authorized person. Said towns shall annually raise by tax- 
ation a sum sufficient to pay said interest on said notes until such 
time as said notes shall be paid. The statute of limitations shall 
not apply to any of said notes. There shall be delivered by each 
town and city a detailed statement to said board of trustees show- 
ing to what trust said funds represented by such notes belong and 
the proper uses thereof. 
Bank deposits and Sect. 7. All deposits in saviugs banks shall be made in the 
name of the city or town which holds the same in trust, and it 
shall appear upon the book thereof that the same is a trust fund. 
Notes of the town or city shall be made payable to "The trustees of 
trust funds for the town or city of " 

Sect. 8. Chapter 83, Laws of 1901, and chapter 40, Laws of 
1899 are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Prior acts re 
pealed. 



Repealing clause; 
act takes effect on 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 163. 



AN ACT FOR THE REFORESTATION OF WASTE AND CUT-OVER LAND. 



Section 

1. Promulgation of offers. 

2. Land deeded to state, how treated. 

3. Free planting plans and trees. 



Section 

4. Annual appropriation of $2,500. 

5. Takes effect September 1, 1915. 



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



Promulgation of 

offers. 



Section 1. For the purpose of reforesting waste and cut-over 
land, the forestry commission i^ hereby instructed and authorized 
to promulgate throughout the state the offers made by section 2 
of this act. 



1915] Chapter 163. , 221 

Sect. 2. "Whenever any person or persons shall deed to the state Land deeded to 
any tract of land adapted for forest growth, so that no cost of pur- 
chase shall accrue to the state, the forestry commission is author- 
ized to accept and hold such tracts in the name of the state, and to 
reforest, protect, and manage them subject to the limitations of 
this section. The donors of such land, or their heirs and assigns, 
shall have the right, within ten years from the date of conveyance, 
to purchase it from the state at the cost of improvements with in- 
terest at four per cent, per annum, and the secretary of state shall, 
upon the recommendation of the forestry commission, convey such 
land to said donor or donors. If the donor, or his heirs or assigns, 
shall not acquire the land within ten years from the date of con- 
veyance, such land may be sold, or the wood and timber thereon 
may be sold, by the forestry commission, with the approval of the 
governor and council ; provided, that such sale shall be advertised 
and awarded to the highest bidder, and the state may reject any 
such bids. The state shall not be required to reforest more than 
twenty-five acres of any tract acquired under this act in any one 
year. Any forest fire on such tracts shall be extinguished as 
provided in chapter 128, Laws of 1909, and amendments thereto. 
All revenue from the sale of such tracts, or of the wood and timber 
thereon, shall revert to the state treasury. Not more than twenty- 
five acres of land shall be reforested by the state for any one 
person, firm, or corporation, nor shall the state accept a deed 
from any person, firm, or corporation that is, on the date of such 
proposed conveyance, the owner of any lands which shall have 
been reforested by the state. 

Sect. 3. The state forester, under the direction of the commis- Planting plans 

' . . . , . . J and trees, when 

sion, may execute free of charge to counties, municipalities, and furnished. 
public institutions owning land suitable for reforestation, a plant- 
ing plan for the reforestation of such land, and may furnish trees 
free of charge, arrange for and supervise the planting of such 
land and any other land suitable for reforestation owned or 
acquired by the state ; provided, that in the case of land owned by 
counties or municipalities, the said counties or municipalities shall 
pay the cost of planting the trees furnished by the state, shall 
protect and care for them as recommended by the state forester, 
aud, when required, shall furnish the state forester with informa- 
tion as to the condition and growth of the trees. 

Sect 4. The sum of twenty-five hundred dollars each year is Annual appropria- 

tion of $<J,oUO. 

hereby appropriated for carrving into effect the purposes of this 
act for the years ending August 31, 1916, and August 31, 1917. Sberf'iQfr 
Sect. 5. This act shall take effect on September 1, 1915. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



222 Chapter 164. [1915 

CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 156 OF THE LAWS OF 1913, EN- 
TITLED ''an act relating to the hours of labor for women." 



Section 

1. Hours of labor established. 

2. Application limited and defined. 



Section' , 

3. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Hours of labor Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 156, Laws of 1913, is hereby 

amended by inserting after the word "minor" in the first line of 
said section the words, under eighteen years of age ; by striking 
out the words, "one night" and inserting in place thereof the 
words, two nights ; and by adding at the end of said section the 
words, and provided further, that in mercantile establishments 
one hour and one quarter at least for dinner and, on days when 
she shall be employed after eight o'clock p. m., one hour and one 
quarter at least for supper be so allowed each female ; so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. No 
female and no minor under eighteen years of age shairbe em- 
ployed or be permitted to work in any manufacturing, mechanical, 
or mercantile establishment, laundry or restaurant, or confec- 
tionary store, or by any express or transportation company, in this 
state, more than ten and one quarter hours during any one day 
or more than fifty-five hours in any one week. The hours may 
be so arranged as to permit the employment of females at any 
time, but they shall not work more than ten and one quarter 
hours during the twenty-four hours of any one day, nor more 
than fifty-five hours during one week. If, however, any part of 
a female's daily employment is performed between the hours of 
eight o'clock p. m. and six o'clock a. m. of the following day, all 
the employment shall be considered night work, and no such female 
so employed at night work shall be employed or permitted to work 
thereat more than eight hours in any twenty-four hours, nor more 
than forty-eight hours during the week. If any such female is em- 

, ployed not more than tM^o nights in the week (after eight o'clock as 

herein provided), then such female may be permitted to work fifty- 
five hours in any such week. Provided, that at least one hour for 
dinner be allowed each female during her working period, but no 
part of such hour shall be considered as a part of the permitted 
period of daily employment ; and provided further, that in mercan- 
tile establishments one hour and one quarter at least for dinner 
and, on days when she shall be employed after eight o'clock p. m., 



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Chapter 165. 



223 



one hour and one quarter at least for supper be so allowed each 
female. 

Sect. 2. The provisions of section 1, chapter 156, Laws of 1913, Application of act 

. ,1 .1 T T 1 limited and 

as amended by this act, shall not apply to the mercantile establish- defined, 
ments of the state for the period of seven days immediately preced- 
ing Christmas day in each year ; but the total number of hours of 
labor for any regular female employee or minor under eighteen 
years of age shall not exceed fifty-five hours per week for the full 
year. In the case of time lost through accident in any manufactur- 
ing establishment, sufficient time outside the regular daily working 
hours may be worked by any female or minor under eighteen years 
of age to make up the time lost through such accident, provided 
the hours of actual labor shall not exceed ten and one fourth hours 
in any one day. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Takes effect on 

'■ ^ 11 passage; repealing 

or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. clause. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE 
STATE BY GRANTING PENSIONS TO RETIRED TEACHERS OF LONG 
SERVICE. 



Sectiox 


Seci 


1. 


Female teachers pensioned, when. 


7. 


2. 


Male teachers pensioned, when. 


8. 


3. 


lOnly certified teachers eligible. 


9. 


4. 


Proportional pension, when. 


10. 


5. 


If retirement is for disability. 


11. 


6. 


Period of service, how computed. 


1-2. 



Rules and regulations. 
Investigations; payments, how made. 
Termination of pensions. 
Exemption from attachment, etc. 
Appropriation of $10,000. 
Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genereil Court converted : 



Section 1. Any woman who, being on the first day of Septem- Female teachers 
ber, 1915, or thereafter, of the age of fifty-five years, and who for 
thirty years shall have been employed as a teacher in the public 
schools of this or some other state, or in such other schools in this 
or some other state as are supported wholly or in part by state or 
town or school district appropriation and are under public manage- 
ment and control, fifteen years of which employment, including the 
ten years preceding her ceasing to teach, shall have been in some 



224 



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1915 



Male teachers pen- 
sioned, when. 



Only certified 
teachers eligible. 



Proportional pen- 
sion for partial 
service. 



If retirement 
for disability. 



Period of service, 
how computed. 



of the before-mentioned schools of this state, and M^ho shall have 
been retired, or shall voluntarily have retired, from active 
service, shall, upon her formal application directed to the 
state superintendent of public instruction, and upon the cer- 
tification by the said superintendent to the governor and 
council as hereinafter provided, receive from the state for the 
year ending August 31, 1916, or for such part of said year as she 
may be so retired, a pension at the rate for the full year of fifty 
per cent, of the average annual salary of such teacher for the five 
years last preceding her ceasing to teach. In figuring such average, 
deductions from the teacher's pay for absence or other cause during 
said five years' period shall be considered as a part of the teacher's 
salary. 

Sect. 2. Retired male teachers shall receive pensions upon the 
same terms as those set forth for women in this act ; provided, how- 
ever, that any man, to be entitled to receive the full pension, must 
be of the age of sixty years and must have taught thirty-five years. 

Sect. 3. No person shall receive a pension under the terms of 
this act unless such person shall, at the time of application for such 
pension, hold a state teacher's certificate or a service certificate is- 
sued under the authority of chapter 49, Laws of 1895, and amend- 
ments thereto, or a similar certificate issued by the chief educational 
officer of another state or country having standards of certification 
equivalent to those of this state ; provided, that this limitation as to 
certification shall not apply to teachers who have permanently 
ceased to teach before the passage of this act. 

Sect. 4. Any retired teacher of the required age who shall be- 
fore ceasing to teach have taught fifteen years in this state, includ- 
ing ten years immediately preceding such ceasing to teach, but shall 
not have taught in all for thirty-five years in the case of a man, or 
thirty years in the case of a woman, shall be entitled to such pro- 
portion of the full pension herein provided as the actual total num- 
ber of years taught bears to thirty-five in the case of a man, or to 
thirty in the case of a woman. 

Sect. 5. Any teacher forced to retire because of physical or 
mental disability before reaching the age of sixty, if a man, or of 
fifty-five, if a woman, shall, if otherwise entitled to a pension under 
the provisions of this act, receive a pension based upon the propor- 
tion of the full pension which the total number of years taught, 
plus the number of years of enforced retirement, bears to thirty- 
five, in the case of a man, or to thirty, in the case of a woman, not 
exceeding, however, the full pension. 

Sect. 6. In computing the number of years of actual service of 
any teacher before retirement, no deduction shall be made for leaves 
of absence during sickness or disability, provided after such sick- 
ness or disability the teacher resumed teaching ; but deduction shall 



1915] n Chapter 165. 225 

be made for time the teacher is engaged in some other gainful occu- 
pation. 

Sect. 7. The state superintendent of public instruction shall, on Rules and regru- 
or before the first day of August, 1915, subject to the approval of 
the governor and council, formulate rules and regulations for carry- 
ing into effect the provisions of this act, and shall give such publica- 
tion to the same as he may deem desirable. But the unsupported 
statement of the applicant for a pension, whether sworn or unsworn, 
shall not be considered as proof of any fact necessary to determine 
the eligibility of the applicant to receive such pension. 

Sect. 8. The state superintendent of public instruction shall in- investigations; 

T . • T P ■ • payments, how 

vestigate all applications received lor a pension under the provi- made, 
sions of this act, and shall, on or before the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, 1915, and quarterly thereafter, certify to the governor and 
council the names of the persons who are entitled to pensions under 
the provisions of this act, and the governor, with the advice and con- 
sent of the council, shall draw warrants on the state treasurer for 
payment of the pensions in favor of said persons. Such payments 
shall be made in quarterly instalments. In case one quarter of the 
appropriation herein made, less expense of administration, shall be 
insufficient to pay the quarterly instalments of all of the persons 
certified to the governor and council as entitled thereto, the gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall draw war- 
rants to the amount of only one quarter of the appropriation, less 
expenses of administration, preference being given to those certi- 
fied as entitled in the order of their age. 

Sect. 9. Every pension shall terminate upon the death of the Termination. 
recipient, and the proportional part of the pension due at the time 
of such death shall be paid to the legal representative of the de- 
ceased. 

Sect. 10. All pensions granted or payable under the provisions Exemption. 
of this act shall be and are hereby made exempt from levy upon 
execution and from attachment upon trustee process. 

Sect. 11. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appropri- Appropriation of 

$10 000 

ated for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1916, to carry out the 
provisions of this act. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Taices effect on 

^ passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



226 



Chapter 166. 



1915 



CHAPTER 166. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE 
STATE BY GRANTING PENSIONS TO RETIRED TEACHERS OP LONG 
SERVICE, 



Section 

1. Female teachers pensioned, when. 

2. Male teachers pensioned, when. 

3. Only certified teachers eligible. 

4. Proportional pension, when. 

5. If retirement is for disability. 

6. Period of service, how computed. 



Section 

7. Rules and regulations. 

8. Investigations; payments, hnw made. 

9. Termination of pensions. 

10. Exemption from attachment, etc. 

11. Appropriation of $10,000. 

12. Takes effect on passage. 



Female teachers 
pensioned, when. 



Male teachers pen 
sioned, when. 



Only certified 
teachers eligible. 



Be it enacted hi/ the Senate anel House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Any woman who. being on the first day of Septem- 
ber, 1915, or thereafter, of the age of fifty-five years, and who for 
thirty years shall have been employed as a teacher in the public 
schools of this or some other state, or in such other schools in this or 
some other state as are supported wholly or in part by state or town 
or school district appropriation and are under public management 
and control, fifteen years of which employment, including the ten 
years preceding her ceasing to teach, shall have been in some of 'the 
before-mentioned schools of this state, and who shall have been re- 
tired, or shall voluntarily have retired, from active service, shall, 
upon her formal application directed to the state superintendent 
of public instruction, and upon the certification by the said super- 
intendent to the governor and council as hereinafter provided, re- 
ceive from the state for the year ending August 31, 1917, or for 
such part of said year as she may be so retired, a pension at the rate 
for the full year of fifty per cent, of the average annual salary of 
such teacher for the five years last preceding her ceasing to teach. 
In figuring such average, deductions from the teacher's pay for 
absence or other cause during said five j^ears' period shall be con- 
sidered as a part of the teacher's salary. 

Sect. 2. Retired male teachers shall receive pensions upon the 
same terms as those set forth for women in this act; provided, how- 
ever, that any man, to be entitled to receive the full pension, must 
be of the age of sixty years and must have taught thirty-five years. 

Sect. 3. No person shall receive a pension under the terras of 
this act unless such person shall, at the time of application for such 
pension, hold a state teacher's certificate or a service certificate is- 
sued under the authority of chapter 49, Laws of 1895, and amend- 
ments thereto, or a similar certificate issued by the chief educational 
officer of another state or country having standards of certification 
equivalent to those of this state; provided, that this limitation as 



1^15] Chapter 166. 227 

to certification shall not apply to teachers who have permanently 
ceased to teach before the passage of this act. 

Sect. 4. Any retired teacher of the required age who shall be- Proportional pen- 
fore ceasing to teach have taught fifteen years in this state, includ- service.^ partial 
ing ten years immediately preceding such ceasing to teach, but shall . 
not have taught in all for thirty-five years in the case of a man, 
or thirty years in the case of a woman, shall be entitled to such pro- 
portion of the full pension herein provided as the actual total num- 
ber of years taught bears to thirty-five in the case of a man, or to 
thirty in the case of a woman. 

Sect. 5. Any teacher forced to retire because of physical or if retirement is 
mental disability before reaching the age of sixty, if a man, or of °^ disability, 
fifty-five, if a woman, shall, if otherwise entitled to a pension under 
the provisions of this act, receive a pension based upon the propor- 
tion of the full pension which the total number of years taught, 
plus the number of years of enforced retirement, bears to thirty- 
five, in the case of a man, or to thirty, in the case of a woman, not 
exceeding, however, the full pension. 

Sect. 6. In computing the number of years of actual service Period of service, 
of any teacher before retirement, no deduction shall be made for °^ compu e 
leaves of absence during sickness or disability, provided after such 
sickness or disability the teacher resumed teaching ; but deduction 
shall be made for time the teacher is engaged in some other gainful 
occupation. 

Sect. 7. The state superintendent of public instruction shall. Rules and 
on or before the first day of August, 1916. subject to the approval 
of the governor and council, formulate rules and regulations for 
carrying into effect the provisions of this .act. and shall give such 
publication to the same as he may deem desirable. But the unsup- 
ported statement of the applicant for a pension, whether sworn or 
unsworn, shall not be considered as proof of any fact necessary 
to determine the eligibility of the applicant to receive such pension. 

Sect. 8. The state superintendent of public instruction shall investigations; 
investigate all applications received for a pension under the provi- mld^^^ ^' °^ 
sions of this act, and shall, on or before the thirtieth day of Novem- 
ber, 1916, and quarterly thereafter, certify to the governor and 
council the names of the persons who are entitled to pensions 
under the provisions of this act, and the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, shall draw warrants on the state treas- 
urer for payment of the pensions in favor of said persons. Said 
payments shall be made in quarterly instalments. In case one 
quarter of the appropriation herein made, less expense of adminis- 
tration, shall be insufficient to pay the quarterly instalments of 
all of the persons certified to the governor and council as entitled 
thereto, the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
shall draw warrants to the amount of only one quarter of the ap- 



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propriation, less expenses of administration, preference being giveit 
to those certified as entitled in the order of their age. 

Sect. 9. Every pension shall terminate upon the death of the 
recipient, and the proportional part of the pension due at the time 
of such death shall be paid to the legal representative of the 
deceased. 

Sect. 10. All pensions granted or payable under the provisions 
of this act shall be and are hereby made exempt from levy upon 
execution and from attachment upon trustee process. 

Sect. 11. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1917, to carry out 
the provisions of this act. Any balance remaining in the treasury 
at the close of business on August 31, 1916, from the appropriation 
carried by the act providing for teachers' pensions for the fiscal 
year ending August 31, 1916, is hereby reappropriated for the pur- 
pose of carrying out the provisions of this act. 
Takes effect on Sect. 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Termination. 



Exemption. 



Annual appropria 
tion of $10,000. 



passage. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 167. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. 



Section 




Seci 


1. 


Practitioners, who are. 




13. 


o 


Board of examiners created. 




14. 


3. 


Qualifications: terms of office. 




15. 


4. 


How appointed and removed. 




16. 


5. 


Meetings and organization. 




17. 


6. 


Examinations, when held. 




18. 


7. 


Examination fee: qualifications 


of 






applicants. 




19. 


8. 


Subjests of examination. 




20. 


9. 


Questions, how prepared. 




21. 


10. 


Issuance of licenses. 




22. 


11. 


Additional examinations. 




23. 


12. 


Applicants from other states. 







Revocation of licenses. 

Compensation of board. 

Records and report. 

Illegal practice, how punished. 

Application of act limited. 

Practitioners already licensed ex- 
cepted. 

Osteopathy, practice regulated. 

Further examination of osteopathists. 

Existing records, disposal of. 

Complaints and prosecutions. 

Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate anel Recuse of Representatwes in 
General Court convened: 



Practitioners, who 
are. 



Section 1. Any person shall be regarded as practicing medi- 

(iine under the meaning of this act who shall operate on, prescribe 

for, or otherwise treat any human ailment, physical or mental. 

Board of exam- Sect. 2. There shall be a board of examiners consisting of five 

iners create . p^rsous, qualified as provided in the following section, whose duty 



1915] Chapter 167, * 229 

it shall be to examine, register, and license applicants whom they 
find to be twenty-one years of age or over, of good moral character, 
and qualified as herein provided to practice medicine. They shall 
perform such other duties for the state as are assigned to them by 
this act. 

Sect. 3. The members of said board shall be residents of the Qualifications; 
state, shall have been regularly licensed to practice medicine under 
the existing laws in this state, and shall have been actively en- 
gaged in the practice of their profession within the state for at 
least five years. The first appointments to the board shall be so 
made that the term of office of one member shall expire at the end 
of each successive year from and after the date when this act 
takes effect. Subsequent appointments, except to fill vacancies, 
shall be for the term of five years, and appointments to fill vacan- 
cies shall be for the unexpired term of the member retiring. Ap- 
pointees shall hold office until their successors are appointed and 
qualified. 

Sect. 4. Said board shall be appointed by the governor, with How appointed 

'■ '■ ^ . ' and removed. 

the advice and consent of the council, not later than sixty days 
after the passage of this act. The governor and council may re- 
move any member of the board for misconduct, incapacity, neglect 
of dutj^ or other sufficient cause. 

Sect. 5. The members of the board before entering upon their Meetings and 
duties shall take the oath of office prescribed for public officers and 
file certificates thereof with the secretary of state. Their first meet- 
ing shall be called by the member having the longest term of office, 
by mailing a notice of the meeting to each member at least fifteen 
days ])efore such meeting. Meetings shall l)e held annually there- 
after and as much oftener as the business requires. At the first 
and each annual meeting a president and secretary shall be chosen 
from the membership of the board, whose duties respectively shall 
be those usually pertaining to such offices. A true record of all 
their official acts shall be made and preserved by the secretary. 
Three members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. 

Sect. 6. Examinations shall be held in Concord at least twice Examinations. 

. . \\hen h^Id. 

a year for the accommodation of persons desiring to enter the prac- 
tice of medicine in this state. The examinations shall take place 
under the supervision of the secretary of the board and shall be 
given in the English language, but shall otherwise be conducted 
according to such rules as the board shall prescribe. 

Sect. 7. The board shall admit to examination any applicant ^^^^j^'^^^^V^^^^ ^^^^ 
who pays a fee of twenty dollars and submits satisfactory evidence applicants. 
in writing, verified by oath if required, that he 

{D Is more than twenty-one years of age. 

(2) Ts of good moral character. 



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Subjects. 



Questions. 



Issuance of 
licenses. 



Additional exami- 
nations. 



Applicants from 
other states. 



Revocation of 
licenses. 



(3) Has satisfactorily completed a full course in a registered 
academy or high school, if application is made prior to 1919. 
Graduates of medicine before 1915 shall be registered on passing 
the herein prescribed examination. Applicants in 1919 and there- 
after must have completed satisfactorily two years' work in a reg- 
istered college, or must have a preliminary education considered 
and accepted by the board as fully equivalent. 

(4) Has studied the treatment of human ailments not less than 
four school years of not less than nine months each, in a medical 
school registered as maintaining at that time a standard satisfac- 
tory to the board, and has graduated from such school. 

Sect. 8. For each examination the board shall seasonably pre- 
pare suitable questions for thoroughly testing the knowledge of 
the applicants in the following subjects: (1) Anatomy; (2) phy- 
siology; (3) hygiene and preventive medicine; (4) practice of 
surgery and clinical medicine; (5) obstetrics and gynecology; (6) 
pathology and bacteriology; (7) chemistry and toxicology. 

Sect. 9. The board shall cause the questions to be printed where 
necessary, and shall submit them to the applicants and receive their 
answers according to rules prescribed by the board. 

Sect. 10. The board shall decide as to the qualifications of the 
several applicants as soon as possible after the examinations, and 
shall issue to each successful candidate a license signed by the presi- 
dent and secretary of the board, setting forth the fact that the 
licensee is authorized to engage in the practice of medicine. The 
licenses shall be numbered and recorded in a book provided for 
the purpose. 

Sect. 11. Applicants who fail in satisfying the board of their 
qualifications at their first examination may take one subsequent 
examination without additional fee; but they shall pay a fee of 
twenty dollars for each subsequent examination after the second. 

Sect. 12. The board may register and license any applicant 
therefor who is legally qualified to treat human ailments or prac- 
tice medicine in any state or dependency whose requirements the 
board deems equal to those in New Hampshire, upon a payment 
of a fee of twenty dollars. 

Sect. 13. The board may revoke the license of any licensee who 
has obtained it by false or fraudulent means, or who has been con- 
victed of a crime punishable by imprisonment in the state prison, 
or whose moral character or personal habits have become or are 
such as to unfit him for the practice of medicine ; provided, that be- 
fore so doing they shall give the licensee an op])ortunity to be heard 
by giving him reasonable notice of the proceeding, the cause alleged 
against him, and the time and place of the hearing thereon. They 
shall notify the licensee thereof, and if the decision upon the charges 
be against the licensee, the board shall revoke his license. 



1915] Chapter 1G7. 231 

Sect. 14. The board shall be self-supporting. ]\Iembers shall Compensation of 
be reimbursed for expenses incurred in connection with the work °^^ ' 
of the board, and the secretary shall receive for his services such 
compensation as the whole board shall determine. The board shall 
keep a full and true record of all fees received and all sums actually 
paid for expenses, and at the end of each year shall account to the 
governor and council. 

Sect. 15. The records of the board shall be deemed to be public Records and 
records and shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times. '"®^°^ " 
The board shall make a report to the governor and council thirty 
days before each biennial session of the legislature, giving the 
names of all persons registered under this act and preceding acts 
of the legislature, who are supposed to be living, specifying which 
ones have been registered and licensed since the next preceding 
report, and also giving the names of licensees whose licenses have 
been revoked since the last report. They shall also report in de- 
tail as to the money received and paid out by the board during the 
preceding two years. 

Sect. 16. Whoever, not being registered and licensed according inegai practice, 
to the law^ of this state, shall advertise himself as practicing medi- 
cine, or practice medicine, according to the meaning of this act, or 
in any way hold himself out as qualified so to do, or whoever does 
any of said acts after receiving notice that his license has been re- 
voked, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine not exceeding 
one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not 
exceeding three months, and for any subsequent offense by a fine 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by imprisonment not 
exceeding six months, or both. 

Sect. 17. This act shall not be construed to affect anyone Mdiile Application of act 
actually serving on the resident medical staff of any legally 
incorporated hospital ; or any legally qualified physicians in other 
states or countries meeting regularly registered physicians in this 
state in consultation ; or any physician residing on the border of a 
neighboring state and duly authorized under the laws thereof to 
practice medicine therein, whose practice extends into this state 
and who does not open an office or appoint a place to meet patients 
or to receive calls within this state ; or regular or family physicians 
of persons not residents of this state, when called to attend them 
during a temporary stay in this state, provided such family physi- 
cians are legally registered in some state ; or chiropody, or simple 
treatments such as massage or baths ; or nurses in their legitimate 
occupations ; or cases of emergency ; or the administration of ordi- 
nary household remedies ; or the advertising or sale of patent medi- 
cines. Provided, hoivever, that this act shall not be construed so 
as to interfere in any way with the practice of those who endeavor 
to prevent or cure disease or suffering by spiritual means or prayer. 



232 Chapter 167. [1915 

Nothing ill this act shall be so construed as to abridge the rights 
of any class of persons to whom authority is .given by any other 
statute to perform any acts which might be deemed the practice of 
medicine. 
Present prac- Sect. 18. Nothing in this act shall be construed so as to affect 

tltlOIlBrS GXCGptfiCl. t -t t T» n •• 

the legal standing of practitioners of medicine and surgery who 
shall be duly registered and licensed under the laws of this state in 
force at the time this act shall take effect, 
tice^^^-^uatecr^" Sect. 19. Ally persou who shall have been actively engaged in 
the practice of osteopathy in New Hampshire prior to the first day 
of January, 1915, and who shall present to the board satisfactory 
evidence that he is twenty-one years of age and of good moral char- 
acter, and holds a diploma from a regularly conducted school or 
college of osteopathy within the United States which at the time 
of his graduation required a course of study of twenty months or 
longer, including the subjects of anatomy, physiology, hygiene, 
pathology, chemistry, gynecology, diagnosis, and theory and prac- 
tice of osteopathy, with an actual attendance of not less than 
twenty months, which facts shall be confirmed by affidavit, shall 
upon application on blank furnished by said board, signed and 
sworn to by said applicant, and payment of a fee of ten dollars, 
be registered, and a certificate in testimony thereof shall be given 
him signed by the president and secretary of the board ; provided, 
such application shall be made on or before the thirty-first day of 
July, 1915, after which date all registration under the aforesaid 
conditions shall cease. Persons registered hereunder shall be con- 
sidered as exercising the privileges of duly registered physicians 
under a special license, but they shall not be granted the right to 
prescribe or administer drugs for internal use, nor to perform 
major operations in surgery. Any person registered under this 
section who shall violate its provisions shall be subject to the pen- 
alties imposed upon unlicensed practitioners. 
Further examina- Sect. 20. Any pcrsou who coiiiplies with the requirements of 
athists^ °^^^°^' the preceding section shall be admitted to any future regular ex- 
amination by the board for full license upon the payment of an 
additional fee of ten dollars, and shall be required to take examina- 
tions only in surgery and clinical medicine ; and it is further pro- 
vided that any person who is graduated previous to July, 1915, 
from a regular osteopathic school requiring a full three-year course, 
shall be admitted to the examination upon the payment of the stipu- 
lated fee. 
Existing records, Sect. 21. The rccords of the regent of the board of examiners 
disposal of. ^^ office at the time this act takes effect, together with all papers 

filed by him as regent, shall be turned over by him to the board 
created by this act, to be thereafter held by such board and treated 
as a part of its records and files ; and all duties assumed by or im- 



1915] Chapter 168. 233 

posed on the regent of the board shall devolve upon the secretary 
of the board under this act. 

Sect. 22. All charges as to violation of the provisions of this Complaints and 
act shall be made in writing to the board of examiners, whose 
duty it shall be, upon investigation, to make a written complaint to 
the attorney-general and the solicitors of the several counties, or 
such officers as are entrusted with the enforcement of the law. 
Upon receipt of such complaint, it shall be the duty of the attorney- 
general and the solicitors of the several counties and aforesaid 
officers to prosecute such violation of the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 23. Chapter 63, Laws of 1897, and all other acts and parts Repealing clause; 
of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, and this act passa^e^^ *^ 
shall take effect upon its passage. Frovided, however, that after 
the passage of this act the superintendent of public instruction shall 
be substituted for the regent of the state boards of medical exam- 
iners provided by chapter 50, Laws of 1907, relating to the regis- 
tration of nurses, and he shall thenceforth possess all the powers 
and duties and be subject to all the obligations heretofore imposed 
upon said regent by the provisions of said act. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT RELATING TO STATE BANKS AND TRUST COMPANIES. 
Section 1. What deemed guaranty fund, in eompiiting dividend. 

Be it enacted })ij the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 125. Laws of 1909, is hereby ^^Tiat deemed 

' . p ■\^ • Tn guaranty fund, 

amended by adding at the end of said section the following : J^ or in computing 

the purposes of this act, the capital stock, surplus, and guaranty 

fund, in the trust and banking department of any state bank, trust 

company, or loan and banking company, maintaining a savings 

department, to the extent that the same shall exceed five per cent. 

of the deposits in the trust and banking department, shall be 

deemed a part of the guaranty fund of such savings department ; 

so that said section 'as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. 

No savings bank shall pay dividends in excess of three and one-half 

per cent, per annum unless said bank has accumulated a guaranty 

fund equal in amount to five per cent, of its deposits, nor unless 



234 



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[1915 



the total value of the assets of such savings bank, as determined 
by the bank commissioners at the last preceding annual valuation, 
shall exceed the amount due the depositors by at least five per cent. ; 
and no saA'ings bank having a guaranty fund of less than five per 
cent, of the deposits, or the value of whose assets as above determined 
does 2iot exceed the deposits by at least five per cent., shall declare 
in any one year dividends exceeding in amount the net income 
actually earned or collected by said bank during the year, after pro- 
viding for the requirements of the guaranty fund. For the purposes 
of this act, the capital stock, surplus, and guaranty fund, in the 
trust and banking department of any state bank, trust company, 
or loan and banking company, maintaining a savings department, 
to the extent that the same shall exceed five per cent, of the depos- 
its in the trust and banking department, shall be deemed a part 
of the guaranty fund of such savings department. 

[Approved April 21. 1915.] 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT CORRrPT PRACTICES AT ELECTIONS, AND TO REGU- 
LATE EXPENDITURES FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES AND PROVIDE FOR THE 
PUBLICITY THEREOF. 



Sectioist 

1. Meaning of terms used. 

2. Expenditures by committees and can- 

didates, for what purposes. 

Maximum expenditure by state com- 
mittee. 

Maximum election expenditures by 
candidates. 

Maximum primary expenditures by 
candidates. 

Newspaper advertising regulated. 

other printed matter, use regulated. 

Misuse of ballots prohibited. 



3. 



4. 



Section 

9. Solicitation of candidates prohibited. 

10. Rates for political advertising. 

11. Campaign expenditures, how made 

public. 

12. Complaints and prosecutions. 

13. Committee treasurers, duties of. 

14. Distribution of act. 

15. Examination of returns. 

16. Penalties for violations. 

17. Expense of enforcement, how paid. 

18. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

clause. 



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



Meaning of terms 
used. 



The following words and phrases of this act, unless 
inconsistent with the context, shall be construed as 



Section 1, 
the same be 
follows: 

(a) "Election" shall mean any primary or election at which fed- 
eral, state, county, or municipal officers are nominated and elected. 



1915] Chapter 169. 235 

(b) "Candidate" shall mean any candidate for governor, United 
States senator, representative to congress, councilor, state senator, 
representative to the general court, county, or municipal office. 

(c) "Political committee" or "committee" shall mean any com- 
bination of two or more persons who shall aid or promote the suc- 
cess or defeat of any party, principle, measure, or person to be 
voted for at any election. 

(d) "Political party" or "party" shall mean any political or- 
ganization which has nominated in any manner provided by law 
candidates for federal or state offices. 

(e) "Persons" shall include a corporation or committee. 

Sect. 2. No political committee or candidate, for the purpose Expenditures by 

„.,. .-.i Ti?ij? J. •• committees and 

of aidnig or promoting the success or defeat oi anj^ party, princi- candidates, for 
pie, measure, or person to be voted for at any election, shall give, "^^^^ purposes. 
pay. or contribute, or promise to give, pay, or contribute, any money 
or thing of value whatsoever to any person whomsoever, except as 
follows : 

(a) For the transportation, housing and sustenance, and minor 
expenses strictly incidental to traveling, for members of such com- 
mittee and for candidates, and for speakers procured by or on 
behalf of the committee or candidate to speak at any rally or polit- 
ical meeting. 

(b) For the preparation, printing, and distribution by mail of 
letters, circulars, and other written or printed matter, and for the 
posting or distribution through any advertising or bill-posting 
agency of posters, hand-bills, and other advertising matter. 

(c) For the rental of offices occupied by such committee or can- 
didate, and telephone or telegraph tolls, and for the compensation 
of secretaries, stenographers, and other office employees. 

(d) For the rental of halls and other rooms for the holding of 
political meetings and rallies, at which political addresses are to be 
made or candidates are to be present. 

(e) For advertisements permitted by the provisions of this act. 

(f ) For the payment of speakers. 

(g) For the salaries of political agents employed by the commit- 
tee or candidate to travel from town to town arranging for political 
meetings and rallies and doing lawful acts in advancing the objects 
of the committee or candidate, and for the canvassing of voters. 

(h) For contributions to local committees. 

Sect. 3. No state committee of a political party shall receive Maximum expendi- 
or expend in any one year for political purposes allowed by this committed* ^ 
act any moneys in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ; and not 
more than one half of said sum shall be expended for the purposes 
enumerated in paragraphs (g) and (h) of the foregoing section. 

Sect. 4. No candidate shall in any one election, other than the Maximum election 

, . 1 T • • 1 • -1 • i J 'J. expenditures by 

primary, expend, in addition to his contribution to a state commit- candidates. 



236 Chapter 169. [1915 

tee, a sum in excess of the f olloAving amounts : Governor or United 
States senator, one thousand dollars; congressman, seven hundred 
and fifty dollars : councilor, two hundred and fifty dollars ; state 
senator or county officer, one hundred and fifty dollars ; representa- 
tive to the general court, fifty dollars. 
Maximum primary Sect. 5. For primary expenditures, all candidates for nomina- 
candidates. tiou shall be limited to the following sums : Candidates for gov- 

ernor or United States senator, one thousand dollars ; candidates 
for congressman, five hundred dollars ; candidates for councilor, 
two hundred and fifty dollars ; candidates for state senator or 
county officer, one hundred dollars ; candidates for representative 
to the general court, twenty-five dollars. 
tS^^rruiater'^" ^ECT. 6. No pcrsou shall publish or cause to be published in a 
newspaper or other periodical, either in its advertising or reading 
columns, any paid matter which is designed or tends to aid, injure, 
or defeat any candidate for public office, or a constitutional amend- 
ment, or any other question submitted to the voters, unless the name 
of the chairman or secretary, or the names of two officers of the 
political or other organization inserting the same, or the name of 
some voter who is responsible therefor, with .his residence and the 
street and number thereof, if any, appear in the nature of a signa- 
ture. Such matter inserted in reading columns shall be marked at 
the beginning thereof in black-faced Roman capitals: "Advertise- 
ment. Paid for by (naming the person or committee paying for 
the same). Price (truly stating the cost of said advertisement) 

$ " Any person who violates, or in any way knowingly 

aids or abets the violation of, any provisions of this section, shall 
be punished by a fine of not more than one hundred dollars, or by 
imprisonment for not more than sixty days, 
other printed Sect. 7. (a) No pcrsou or committcc shall mail, give away, or 

j-eguiated. distribute any letter, circular, or other written or printed matter 

not contained in a newspaper or other publication printed and pub- 
lished within this state, which is designed or tends to aid, injure, 
or defeat any party, principle, measure, or person to be voted for 
at any election, or wherein the merits of any such party, principle, 
measure, or person shall be dicussed, unless the same shall be signed 
by such person or committee, or shall bear printt^d or stamped 
thereon a true statement showing at the expense of what person or 
persons or committee the same is mailed, given away or distributed. 
(b) Any person who shall violate any provision of this section 
shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars. 
Misuse of ballots Sect. 8. No persou at any election shall apply for a ballot in the 
name of another person, whether such other person be living or 
dead, nor in the name of a fictitious person, nor shall a person hav- 
ing voted once at any election apply at the same election for a bal- 
lot in his own name. 



1915] Chapter 169. 237 

Sect. 9. No person shall solicit or invite any contribution, sub- Solicitation of can- 
seription, or payment from any person who is a candidate for elec- ' » ^^ p'"" ' * ® • 
tion to, or, prior to the expiration of his term of office, from any 
person who has been elected to, the office of governor, United States 
senator, representative to congress, councilor, state senator, or rep- 
resentative to the legislature, or from any political committee, for 
himself, or for any fraternal organization, labor organization, lodge, 
secret society, club, or similar organization, nor shall any person 
solicit or invite any such candidate or elected person or political 
committee to buy tickets to any entertainment or ball, or for the 
aid of any such organization, or to pay for space or advertising in 
any book, program, or publication, and no candidate or committee 
shall make any such contribution, subscription, payment, oi- pur- 
chase. Any candidate or committee or any person violating any 
provision of this section shall be fined not exceeding one hundred 
dollars. 

Sect. 10. No candidate or committee shall pay to any daily Advertising rates, 
newspaper or class publication any rate for political advertisement 
in excess of what is regularly charged by such newspaper or pub- 
lication for commercial advertising occupying the same space and 
position and running the same length of time. 

Sect. 11. Instead of the publication of campaign expenditures campaign expendi- 

^ . tures, how made 

provided by chapter 101, Laws of 1911, in the case of candidates for public, 
governor, United States senator, representatives to congress, and 
by state committees, a candidate may deliver to the secretary of _ 

state a copy of the statement of expenditures provided for by said 
chapter for each candidate opposing the candidate so filing, and a 
state committee may deliver to the secretary of state a copy of 
such statement for the state committee of each other political party, 
which copies shall be delivered by the secretary of state, upon re- 
quest, to the candidates and committees for whom they are made. 

Sect. 12. (a) Any person voted for at an election for any office. Complaints and 

, 1 ' 1 , . . .^ . 1 ' j^j prosecutions. 

or any reputable voter, may make complaint m writing to the attor- 
ney-general of any violation of any of the provisions of this act. 
All complaints so made shall be treated as confidential communica- 
tions. Upon the receipt of any such complaint, if it shall appear 
that the act complained of, if committed, was of a serious and delib- 
erate nature, it shall be the duty of the attorney-general, through a 
county solicitor or some other representative, to investigate the 
complaint, and if sui^cient cause for a prosecution is found, to 
commence forthwith a prosecution and prosecute the same to final 
judgment. If, in the opinion of any person making complaint as 
aforesaid, the family, business, or political connection of the county 
solicitor of the county in which the offense complained of was com- 
mitted are such as to make it unlikely that he will act diligently 



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[1915 



Committee treas- 
urers, duties of. 



Distribution of 

act. 



Examination of 
returns. 



Penalties. 



Expense of en- 
forcement. 



and earnestly in any prosecution therefor, the person complaining 
may state such facts to the attorney-general, and his communication 
shall be held confidential. 

(b) If the attorney-general believes that the county solicitor in 
any county will be hampered by any existing facts or circumstances, 
and in any wise prevented from vigorously prosecuting any respond- 
ent complained against for violation of any provision of this law., 
or that the service of more than one attorney in any prosecution 
would be in the interest of the state, he shall have authority to em- 
ploy and assign to conduct, or assist in conducting, such prosecu- 
tion a county solicitor from some other county, or to employ and as- 
sign some attorney not a county solicitor. Such county solicitor 
or other attorney shall be allowed reasonable compensation, to be 
approved by the governor and council and paid from the treasury 
of the state out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 13. Each committee shall have a treasurer who shall be a 
citizen of this state, who shall receive and pay out all money han- 
dled by the committee. For any failure to make any statement of 
receipts and expenditures of the committee as required by law, the 
treasurer shall be guilty. If there is no treasurer, or if he fails to 
make report, it shall be the duty of each member of said committee 
who receives or pays out any money on behalf of said committee to 
make said report or to cause the same to be made, and for failure 
on his part to file such report he shall be guilty. For any unlawful 
expenditure or act of a committee, any member of said committee 
who made or permitted the same, in whole or in part, or who con- 
sented thereto, or who aided, abetted, or conspired to make or per- 
form the same, shall be guilty thereof. 

Sect. 14. The secretary of state shall give or send by mail a 
copy of this act to each person who shall file a declaration of candi- 
dacy before any primary, or on behalf of whom primary petitions 
or a primary certificate shall be filed ; but any failure so to do 
shall be deemed neglect of duty, and not an offense rendering said 
official liable to the penal provisions of this act. 

Sect. 15. It shall be the duty of the attorney-general to exam- 
ine the returns of election expenses which are made to the secretary 
of state by candidates and committees, and to compel such returns 
to be made in form and substance to comply with the law. 

Sect. 1 6. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of 
this act shall be deemed guilty of a corrupt practice, and, except as 
some other penalty is elsewhere herein provided, shall be fined not 
less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, 
or imprisoned not less than six months or not more than one year, 
or ])oth. 

Sect. 17. Any expenses incurred by the secretary of state or the 



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239 



attorney-general in carrying out the provisions of this act shall be 
paid from the treasury of the state. 

Sect. 18. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Takes effect on 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 



passage; repealing 
clause. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INCORPORATION AND REGULATION OF EM- 
PLOYERS' MUTUAL LIABILITY INSURANCE ASSOCIATIONS. 



Section 

1. Who may be incorporators. 

2. Articles of association. 

3. Approval by insurance commissioner. 

4. Certain information to be filed. 

5. Issuance of license. 

6. Power to make by-laws. 

7. Votes at meetings; officers. 

8. Form of policies. 

9. Suspension of business, when. 
10. Directors' right to inspect, etc. 



Section 

11. Liability to assessment. 

12. Premiums, how fixed. 

13. Assessments for losses and expenses. 

14. Dividends. 

15. Division into groups. 

16. Approval of division. 

17. Withdrawal of subscribers. 

18. Investment of funds. 

19. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That anv twenty or more employers, who have in Who may be in 

* 1 • 1 J. £ corporators. 

the aggregate not less than five thousand employees m the state oi 
New Hampshire, may form an incorporated employers' mutual 
liability insurance association for the purpose of insuring them- 
selves and such other employers as may become subscribers to the 
association, against liability on account of injuries to their em- 
ployees. Any such association may admit as subscribers employers 
engaged in business outside this state. 

Sect. 2. The articles of association thereof shall state: 

(a) The name of the association. 

(b) The place of its principal office and the average number of 
employees of each subscriber. 

{c') The name and address of its incorporators. 

Any name not in use by an existing association may be adopted, 
but must clearly designate the object and purpose of the association. 

Sect. 3. The subscribers to said articles of agreement shall file ^^^^^l^\^l^^^ 
the same in duplicate with the insurance commissioner. If the in- Bioner. 
surance commissioner shall find that all the requirements hereof 



Articles of asso- 
ciation. 



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1915 



Certain informa- 
tion to be filed. 



Issuance of 
license. 



Bylaws. 



Votes at meetings 
oflScers. 



Form of policies. 



Suspension of 
business, when. 



have been complied with, he shall so certify, and thereupon the 
subscribers and their associates shall become a corporation under 
the name designated in said articles, with all the powers and privi- 
leges incident to corporations of a similar nature, except as limited 
or extended by this act ; but such association shall not engage in 
business until the further provisions of this act have been complied 
with. 

Sect. 4. Such association shall not begin to issue policies until 
a list of the subscribers, with the number of employees of each, to- 
gether with such other information as the insurance commissioner 
may require, shall have been filed with him, nor until the president 
and secretary of the association shall have certified under oath that 
every subscription in the list so filed is genuine and made with an 
agreement with every subscriber that he will take the insurance 
subscribed for by him within thirty days of the granting of a license 
by the commissioner. 

Sect. 5. Upon the filing of the certificate provided for in the 
preceding section, the insurance commissioner shall make such in- 
vestigations as he may deem proper, and if his findings warrant it, 
grant a license to the association to issue policies. 

Sect. 6. Such association shall have the power to make by-laws 
for the government of its officers and the conduct of its affairs, but 
such by-laws and all alterations or amendments thereof shall be 
subject to the approval of the insurance commissioner. 

Sect. 7. The general provisions of law^ relating to corporations 
shall apply to such associations in so far as they are applicable and 
not inconsistent with this act. In the choice of directors and in all 
meetings of the association, each subscriber shall be entitled to one 
vote for every one hundred dollars or any fraction thereof paid by 
him in premiums into the treasury of the association during the 
preceding calendar year, but no person shall as proxy or otherwise 
cast more than twenty votes. The directors shall annually choose, 
by ballot, a president, who shall be a member of the board, a secre- 
tary, a treasurer, who may also be either the president or secretary, 
and such other officers as the by-laws may provide. 

Sect. 8. Policies of insurance issued by any such association 
shall be in such form as the insurance commissioner may approve 
and shall be signed by the president, or such other officers as may be 
designated by the directors for that purpose, and attested by the sec- 
retary. 

Sect. 9. If at any time the number of subscribers falls below 
twenty, or the number of the subscribers' employees wathin the state 
falls below five thousand, no further policies shall be issued until 
the total number of subscribers amounts to not less than twenty, 
whose employees within the state are not less than five thousand. 



1915] Chapter 170. 241 

Sect. 10. The ])oard of directors shall be entitled to inspect the Directors' right to 

, . , 1 . p 1 •! T J? T_ inspect and make 

plant, work-room, shop, or premises oi any subscriber, and tor such rules, 
purpose to appoint inspectors, who shall have free access to all such 
premises during the regular working hours; and the board of di- 
rectors shall likewise from time to time be entitled to examine, by 
their auditor or other agent, the books, records, and payrolls of 
any subscriber, for the ])urpose of determining the amount of 
premium chargeable to such subscriber. 

The board of directors shall make reasonable rules and regula- 
tions for the prevention of injuries upon the premises of subscrib- 
ers; and they may refuse to insure, or may terminate the insur- 
ance of, any subscriber who refuses to permit such examinations or 
disregards such rules or regulations, and forfeit all premiums previ- 
ously paid by him, but such termination of the insurance of any 
subscriber shall not release him from liability for the payment of 
assessments then or thereafter made by the board of directors to 
make up deficiencies existing at the termination of his insurance. 

Sect. 11. Every subscriber to such association shall be under Liability to assess- 
a contingent mutual liability to assessment for the payment of losses 
and expenses incurred while a member to an amount to be stated 
in the policy, but not less than the premium paid by him during 
the year in which the liability for such losses and expenses was in- 
curred. 

Sect. 12. The board of directors shall determine the amount of g^g^'""""' ^"^ 
the premiums which the subscribers of the association shall pay for 
their insurance, in accordance with the nature of the business in 
which such subscribers are engaged and the probable risk of injury 
to their employees under existing conditions, and they shall fix 
premiums at such amounts as in their judgment, subject to the ap- 
proval of the insurance commissioner, shall be sufficient to enable 
the association to pay to its subscribers all sums which may become 
due and payable to their employees and also the expenses of conduct- 
ing the business of the association. The insurance commissioner 
shall require every such association to fix such premiums and make 
such assessments as may be necessary to create a reserve sufficient 
to meet all liabilities of the association. In fixing the premium pay- 
able by any subscriber, the board of directors may take into account 
the condition of the plant, work-room, shop, or premises of such 
subscriber in respect to the safety of those employed therein, as 
shown by the report of any inspector appointed by such board or 
otherM^se determined by the board, and they may from time to time 
change the amount of premiums payable by any of the subscribers 
as circumstances may require and the condition of the plant, work- 
room, shop, or premises of such subscriber in respect to the safety of 
his employees may justify, and they may increase the premiums of 



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Assessments for 
losses and 
expenses. 



Dividends. 



Division into 
grotrpB. 



Approval of 

division. 



Withdrawal of 
subscribers. 



any subscriber neglecting to provide safety devices required by 
law, or disobeying the rules or regulations made by the board of 
directors in accordance with the provisions of section 11 of this 
act. No policy of insurance issued to any subscriber shall be ef- 
fective until he shall have paid in cash the premium so fixed and 
determined. 

Sect. 13. If the association be not possessed of cash funds, over 
and above its unearned premiums, sufficient for the payment of in- 
curred losses and expenses, it shall make an assessment for the 
amount needed to pay such losses and expenses upon the subscrib- 
ers liable to assessment therefor, in proportion to their several 
liabilities. 

Sect. 14. The board of directors may from time to time fix and 
determine the amount to be paid as dividends upon policies after 
retaining the unearned premiums upon undetermined risks and 
sufficient sums to meet all liabilities then payable, or which may 
become payable on account of injuries received by employees of the 
subscribers, and to pay the expenses incurred in the operation of 
the business of the association. 

Sect. 15. The board of directors may divide the subscribers 
into groups in accordance with the nature of their business and the 
probable risk of injury therein. In such case they shall fix all 
premiums, make all assessments, and determine and pay all divi- 
dents by and for each group in accordance Math the experience 
thereof, but all funds of the association and the contingent liability 
of all the subscribers shall be available for the payment of any 
claim against the association ; provided, however, that as between 
the association and its subscribers, until the whole of the contingent 
liability of the members of any group shall be exhausted, the gen- 
eral funds of the association and the contingent liability of the 
members of other groups shall not be available for the payment 
of losses and expenses incurred by such group in excess of the 
earned premiums paid by the members thereof. 

Sect. 16. A statement of any proposed premium, assessment, 
dividend, or distribution of subscribers into groups, shall be filed 
with the insurance commissioner and shall not take effect until 
approved by him. 

Sect. 17. Policies issued to subscribers shall continue in force 
until the subscriber withdraws from the association by giving a 
written notice to that effect sent by registered mail to the president 
or secretary, but such withdrawal shall take effect only from the 
thirty-first day of December following such written notice, and 
such written notice shall be given on or before the first day of 
December preceding. Such withdrawals shall not release such 
subscriber from liability for the payment of assessments thereafter 
made by the board of directors to make up deficiencies existing at 



1915] Chapter 171. 243 

the date of his withdrawal, and such subscriber shall be entitled to 
his share of any dividends earned at the date of his withdrawal. 

Sect. 18. Such association shall invest and keep invested all investment of 
its funds of every description, excepting such cash as may be re- 
quired in the transaction of its business, in the same manner as the 
funds of savings banks may be lawfully invested. 

Sect. 19. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^^^^La^^'^^ °° 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 3, CHAPTER 29, LAWS OF 1893, AS 
AMENDED BY SECTION 1, CHAPTER 14, LAV^S OF 1913, RELATING TO 
HIGHWAY AGENTS. 



Section 

1. Highway agents, how chosen; diities 
of. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



Be it enacted ty the Senate and House of Ttepresentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 3, chapter 29, Laws of 1893, as amended by Highway agents, 

M • ^ow chosen; 

section 1, chapter 14, Laws of 1913, is hereby amended by striking duties of. 
out all of said section 3 and substituting therefor the following: 
Sect. 3. At the annual election, each town shall elect by ballot 
one or more, not exceeding three, highway agents, who, under the 
direction of the selectmen, shall have charge of the construction 
and repair of all highways and bridges within the town, and shall 
have authority to employ the necessary men and teams, and pur- 
chase timber, planks, and other material for construction and re- 
pair of highways and bridges, and they may remove gravel, rocks, 
or other materials from one part of the town to the other, doing no 
damage to adjoining land, for the purpose of grading or otherwise 
repairing the same. Or the town may vote at the annual election 
to instruct its selectmen to appoint an expert highway agent, who, 
under the direction of the selectmen, shall have the same power 
and perform the same duties as a higliM^ay agent if elected by said 
town. Said agents shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their 
duty, give bonds to the satisfaction of the selectmen, and be respon- 
sible to them for the expenditure of money and discharge of their 
duties generally. The compensation of said agents shall be fixed 



244 Chapter 172. [1915 

by the town or selectmen, and they shall render to the selectmen 
monthly statements of their expenditures and receive no money 
from the treasurer only on the order of the selectmen. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. All acts Or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

act takes effect on ^^ 

passage. hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 172. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 27, CHAPTER 56, PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO PERSONS AND PROPERTY, WHERE TAXED. 

Settiox 1. Property held in trust, where and to whom taxed. 

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

Property held in SECTION 1. Sectiou 27, chapter 56, of the Public Statutes, is 

trust, where and , . . - 

to whom taxed, hereby amended by inserting the word conservator after the word 
"guardian" wherever said word appears in said section, and by 
inserting after the word "resides" in the seventh line of said sec- 
tion tlie following: if in this state, otherwise in the town in which 
the deceased resided at death ; so that said section as amended will 
read as follows: Sect. 27. The real and personal estate of any 
legatee or ward, and all taxable property held in trust, shall be 
taxed to the administrator, guardian, conservator, or trustee, — the 
real estate in the town in which it is situated, and the personal es- 
tate in the town in which such administrator, trustee, guardian, or 
conservator resides, if in this state, otherwise in the town in which 
such legatee, ward, or person beneficially interested resides, if in 
this state, otherwise in the town in which the deceased resided at 
death ; but living animals and stock in trade shall be taxed in the 
town in which they are kept. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 76 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RE- 
LATING TO DAMAGES HAPPENING IN THE USE OF HIGHWAYS, AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 19, LAWS OF 1913. 



Section 

1. Town not liable if load exceeds six 

tons. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 3, chapter 76, of the Public Statutes, as to^^ not uabie if 

load exceeds six 

amended by chapter 19 of the Laws of 1913, is hereby amended by tons. 
striking out all of said section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 3. Towns and other municipal corporations 
shall not be liable for such damages to a person traveling upon a 
bridge, culvert, or sluiceway when the weight of the load, inclusive 
of the carriage, or of the caa^riage alone, exceeds six tons ; provided, 
however, that all new bridges upon main trunk lines and cross- 
state highways shall be constructed to bear not less than ten tons, 
but towns and municipal corporations shall not be liable where the 
total weight of the load and carriage exceeds six tons. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT in amendment OF CHAPTER 35, LAWS OF 1901, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 195, LAWS OF 1911, RELATING TO THE S.\LE OF FEEDING- 
STUFFS. 

Section | Section 

]. Prior provisions amended. ' 2, Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend chapter 35, Laws of 1901, as amended by P''or provisions 
chapter 195, Laws of 1911, by striking out all of sections 1, 2, 3, ""'"'^'^■ 
4, 5, and 8, and inserting in place thereof the following : 

17 



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[1915 



Packages, how to 
be marked. 



"Concentrated 
commercial feed- 
ing-stuffs" in- 
cludes what. 



Certificates of 
analysis and 
samples. 



Section 1. Every manufacturer, company, or person, who shall 
sell, offer, or expose for sale or for distribution in this state any 
concentrated commercial feeding-stuff' used for feeding farm live- 
stock, shall furnish with each car or other amount shipped in bulk 
and shall affix to every package of such feeding-stuff, in a con- 
spicuous place on the outside thereof, a plainly printed statement 
clearly and truly certifying the number of net pounds in the pack- 
age sold or offered for sale, the name or trademark under which 
the article is sold, the name of the manufacturer or shipper, the 
place of manufacture, the place of business, and a chemical analysis 
stating the minimum percentages only which it contains of crude 
protein (allowing one per centum of nitrogen to equal six and one 
fourth per centum of protein), the minimum percentage only of 
carbo-hydrates, the minimum percentage only of crude fat, and 
the maximum percentage only of crude fibre, each constituent to 
be determined by the methods prescribed by the association of offi- 
cial agricultural chemists. And shall state in bold type upon the 
container or a tag attached thereto, if a compounded feed, the 
names of the several ingredients therein contained. Whenever any 
feeding-stuff is sold at retail in bulk or in packages belonging to the 
purchaser, the agent or dealer, upon request of the purchaser, shall 
furnish to him the certified statement named in this section. 

Sect. 2. The term "concentrated commercial feeding-stuffs," 
as used in this act, shall include linseed meals, cottonseed meals, pea 
meals, cocoanut meals, gluten meals, gluten feeds, maize feeds, 
starch feeds, sugar feeds, dried brewer's grains, malt sprouts, hom- 
iny feeds, cerealine feeds, rice meals, oat feeds, corn and oat chops, 
wheat, rye, and buckwheat bran and middlings, groiTnd beef or fish 
scraps, mixed feeds, and all other materials of similar nature ; but 
shall not include hay, straw, and whole seed, nor the unmixed 
meals made directly from the entire grains of wheat, rye, barley, 
oats, Indian corn, broom corn, and buckwheat. 

Sect. 3. Before any manufacturer, company, or person shall 
sell or offer for sale in this state any concentrated commercial feed- 
ing-stuffs, he or they shall, for each and every feeding-stuff bear- 
ing a distingushing name or trademark, file annually during the 
month of December with the commissioner of agriculture a certified 
copy of the statement specified in the preceding sections, said certi- 
fied copy to be accompanied, when the commissioner shall so re- 
quest, by a sealed glass jar or bottle containing at least one pound 
of the feeding-stuff to be sold or offered for sale, and the company 
or person furnishing said sample shall thereupon make affidavit 
that said sample corresponds within reasonable limits to the feed- 
ing-stuff which it represents in the percentage of protein, carbo- 
hydrates, fat, and crude fibre which it contains. 



1915] Chapter 174. , 247 

Sect. 4. Each manufacturer, importer, agent, or seller of any Analysis fees. 
concentrated commercial feeding-stuffs shall pay annually during 
the montli of December to the commissioner of agriculture an analy- 
sis fee of fifteen dollars for each brand offered for sale within the 
state. Whenever a manufacturer, importer, agent, or seller of con- 
centrated commercial feeding-stuffs desires at any time to sell such 
material and has not paid the analysis fee therefor in the preceding 
month of December, as required by this section, he shall pay the 
analysis fee prescribed herein before making any such sale. The 
amount of analysis fees received by said commissioner pursuant to 
the provisions of this section shall be paid by hira to the treasurer 
of the state of New Hampshire. The treasurer of the state of New 
Hampshire shall pay from such amount, when duly approved, the 
moneys required for the expense incurred in making the inspection 
required by this act and in enforcing the provisions thereof. The 
commissioner of agriculture shall report annually to the governor 
and council the amount received pursuant to this act and the ex- 
pense incurred for salaries, laboratory expenses, chemical supplies, 
traveling expenses, printing, and other necessary matters. When- 
ever the manufacturer, importer, or shipper of concentrated com- 
mercial feeding-stuffs shall have filed the statement required by 
section 1 of this act and paid the analysis fee as prescribed in this 
section, no agent or seller of such manufacturer, importer, or ship- 
per shall be required to file such statement or pay such fee. 

Sect. 5. The commissioner of agriculture shall annually cause Annual analyses 
to be analyzed at the New Hampshire College agricultural experi- of agHcuiture!^ 
ment station at least one sample, to be taken in the manner herein- 
after prescribed, of every concentrated commercial feeding-stuff 
sold or offered for sale under the provisions of this act. Said com- 
missioner shall cause a sample to be taken not exceeding two pounds 
in weight, for such analysis, from any lot or package of such com- 
mercial feeding-stuff which may be in the possession of any raanu- 
macturer, importer, agent, or seller in this state. Said sample 
shall be drawn in the presence of the parties in interest, or their 
representatives, and taken from a parcel or a number of packages, 
which shall not be less than ten per cent, of the whole lot sampled, 
and shall be thoroughly mixed, and then divided into two equal 
samples and placed in glass vials and carefully sealed, and a label 
placed on each stating the name of the party from whose stock the 
sample was drawn and the time and place of drawing, and said 
label shall also be signed by the person taking the sample and by 
the party or parties in interest, or their representatives, at the draw- 
ing and sealing of said samples. One of said duplicate samples 
shall be retained by the commissioner and tlie other by the party 
whose stock was sampled, and the sample or samples retained by 
the commissioner shall be for comparison with the certified state- 



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[1915 



Prosecutions. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



ment named in section 3 of this act. The result of the analysis of 
the sample or samples so procured, together with such additional 
information as circumstances advise, shall be promptly published 
in reports of bulletins by the commissioner of agriculture or by the 
New Hampshire College agricultural experiment station, as the 
governor and council may determine. 

Sect. 8. Whenever said commissioner becomes cognizant of the 
violation of any of the provisions of this act he shall prosecute the 
party or parties thus reported, but it shall be the duty of said com- 
missioner, upon thus ascertaining any violation of this act, to forth- 
with notify the manufacturer, importer, or dealer in writing, and 
give him not less than thirty days thereafter in which to comply 
with the requirements of this law; but there shall be no prosecu- 
tion in relation to the quality of any concentrated commercial feed- 
ing-stuff if the same shall be found substantially equivalent to the 
certified statement named in section three of this article. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 175. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE. 



Section 

1. Annual salary of $1,500. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Skction 

?,. Takes effect May 1, 1915. 



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

Annual salary of SECTION 1. From and after the passage of this act the salary 
^^'^°^" of the deputy secretary of state shall be fifteen hundred dollars per 

annum. 
Repealing clause. Sect. 2. So much of chapter 81, Laws of 1909, as relates to the 

salary of the deputy secretary of state is hereby repealed. 
Takes effect May Sect. 3. This act shall take effect May 1, 1915. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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249 



CHAPTER 176. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OP STATE 

INSTITUTIONS. 



Section 



Board of trustees created ; powers 

and duties. 
Appointment of trustees. 
Trustees to make rules. 
To be paid expenses. 
To employ business manager. 
Purchasing agent ; salary and duties. 
Capital for purchasing agent. 
Requisitions for supplies, etc. 



Section 

9. Contracts for supplies, etc. 
10. Books of account. 
H. Purchase and sale of land. 

12. Biennial report of trustees. 

13. Repealing clause; certain offices 

abolished. 

14. Inventories by institutions. 

15. Expenses under act, how paid. 

16. Takes effect, when. 



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



Section 1. There is hereby created a board of trustees of state Board of trustees 

„ . created; powers 

institutions, for the management of the state hospital, the school and duties. 
for feeble-minded children, the industrial school, the state sana- 
torium for consumptives, and the state prison; for the making of 
extensive repairs and new construction of all state buildings ; and 
for the purchase of supplies and material for all institutions and 
executive departments of the state. All the powers and duties 
heretofore imposed and conferred upon the trustees of the state 
hospital, the school for feeble-minded children, the industrial school, 
and the state sanatorium for consumptives, and all the powers and 
duties imposed and conferred upon the governor and council rela- 
tive to the state prison, except as to pardons, are imposed and con- 
ferred upon the board of trustees created by this act, together with 
such further powers as may be essential to the full and complete 
supervision of said state institutions. 

Sect. 2. Said board of trustees shall consist of ten competent Appointment of 
persons, appointed and commissioned by the governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council, two for five years, two for four 
years, two for three years, two for two years, and two for one year. 
Upon the expiration of the term of office of a trustee, a successor 
shall be appointed in the same manner for a term of five years. 
Each trustee shall hold office until his successor is appointed and 
qualified. Any vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the gov- 
ernor and council, as aforesaid, for the unexpired term. Two of 
such trustees shall be designated in their appointment to serve with 
special reference to each of the five institutions enumerated in sec- 
tion 1 of this act, and shall have power to initiate and direct the 
policies of the institutions for which they are designated, subject 
to the approval of the full board herein provided for. 



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1915 



To be paid 
expenses. 



Purchasing agent. 



Rules. Sect. 3. The board of trustees shall make such rules for the per- 

formance of their duties and the inspection, in rotation, of the in- 
stitutions, other tlian those for which they have been designated, 
as it may deem proper. 

Sect. 4. Members of the board of trustees shall receive their 
actual and necessaiy expenses while in the performance of their 
official duties, the same to be audited and approved by the governor 
and council and paid from the treasury out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated. 
Business manager. Sect. 5. Said board of trustccs shall employ at an annual sal- 
ary, approved by the governor and council, a competent person 
to act as business manager of state institutions and shall prescribe 
his powers and duties. They shall also have authority to employ 
such clerical assistance as may be necessary for the proper per- 
formance of duties imposed upon them by this act and fix their 
compensation. 

Sect. 6. The board of trustees shall employ some competent 
person to act as a purchasing agent for state departments and insti- 
tutions, who shall receive an annual salary not exceeding three 
thousand dollars, payable in equal monthly instalments, together 
with his actual and necessary expenses while engaged in his duties 
as such purchasing agent, to be audited and approved by the gov- 
ernor and council and paid from the treasury upon warrant of the 
governor. Before entering upon the duties of his office, the pur- 
chasing agent shall give a bond to the state, with surety approved 
by the board of trustees, in such sum as may be ordered by the 
governor and council, conditioned upon the faithful performance 
of the duties of his office and for the proper accounting of any and 
all moneys or other property of the state coming into his hands. 
The board of trustees and the purchasing agent shall be provided 
with suitable offices in the state house. 

Sect. 7. The governor and council are hereby authorized to 
draw their warrant on the treasurer for any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated, for such sum or sums to be advanced 
to the credit of the purchasing agent as working capital as may 
appear to them necessary and proper for the prompt payment of 
bills contracted by him, and for such other claims against the state, 
duly approved, as the governor and council may specifically direct. 
Sect. 8. When any of said institutions or departments are in 
need of materials or supplies, requisition therefor shall be made 
upon the purchasing agent by the proper official of such institution 
or department. 

Sect. 9. Under the direction and control of the board of trus- 
tees, the purchasing agent shall contract for and purchase all 
materials and supplies for the state hospital, school for feeble- 
minded children, industrial school, state sanatorium, state prison, 



Capital for pur- 
chasing agent. 



Requisitions. 



Contracts. 



1935] Chapter 176. 251 

normal schools, state library (except books and periodicals), all de- 
partments quartered in the state house, for county institutions 
whenever the commissioners of any county wish to avail themselves 
of that privilege, and for the New Hampshire College of Agricul- 
ture whenever the trustees thereof so desire. 

Sect. 10. Said board shall keep a full and complete set of books Books of account. 
of account which sliall show all of its dealings with each depart- 
ment and institution. 

Sect. 11. Said board shall have authority to buy, sell, or ex- Purchase and sale 
change institutional lands, and may institute proceedings for the °^ ^^"'^' 
taking of land for institutional purposes by eminent domain; and 
the procedure for that purpose shall be the same and the value of 
the land shall be determined as in cases of land taken for high- 
ways, with the same rights of appeal and jury trial. On the pay- 
ment of the value as finally determined, the title of the land so 
taken shall be vested in the state. The sum of five thousand dol- 
lars is hereby appropriated for carrying out the provisions of this 
section. 

Sect. 12. Said board shall render to the governor and council Biennial report, 
biennially in November a complete and comprehensive report of its 
transactions under the authority vested in it by the terms of this 
act. 

Sect. 13. Chapter 140 of the Laws of 1913 and all other acts Repealing ciausa; 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed; aboUshed.^''^' 
and the board of control, the office of purchasing agent, and the 
boards of trustees of the state hospital, the school for feeble-minded 
children, the industrial school, and the state sanatorium for con- 
sumptives are hereby abolished. 

Sect. 14. All institutions and departments receiving supplies inventories by 
furnished under this act shall annually, during the first fifteen days '"^^'t^^i^"'- 
of September, render to the board of trustees an inventory of all 
materials and supplies on hand as of August 31, and their cost, and 
said board may require such other inventories as the interest of the 
state may demand. 

Sect. 15. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- Expenses of act, 
rant against any money in the state treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated, for the purpose of paying any expenses incurred under 
the authorization of this act. 

Sect. 16. As to the power herein given for the appointment of Takes effect, 
trustees, this act shall take effect upon its passage ; and in all other '^^^^' 
respects it shall take effect thirty days after the appointment and 
qualification of the trustees herein provided for. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



252 



Chapter 177. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 163, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO 
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. 



Section 

1. Salary of commissioner. 

2. Advisory board provided for; deputy 

commissioner, appointment and 
salary; duties of commissioner 
and deputy. 



Section 

3. Certain boards and offices abolished. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

September 1, 1915. 



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



Salary of commis- 
sioner. 



Advisory board 
provided for; 
deputy commis- 
sioner, appoint- 
ment and salary. 



Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 163, Laws of 1913, by 
striking out the words "thirty-five" in the ninth line and inserting 
in place thereof the word twenty-five, and by striking out the word 
"eighteen" in the fifteenth line of said section and inserting in 
place thereof the word thirteen, so that said section as amended 
shall read : Sect. 2. There shall be appointed by the governor, 
by and with the advice and approval of the council, a state com- 
missioner of agriculture, whose official title shall be commissioner 
of agriculture, and who shall give bond to the state, with surety 
or sureties approved by the governor and council, in the sum of 
ten thousand dollars, and who shall qualify by taking the oath of 
office before the secretary of state within ten days after his ap- 
pointment. He shall hold office for three years and until his suc- 
cessor is appointed and qualified. His salary shall be twenty-five 
hundred dollars per annum, payable in monthly instalments; and 
he shall be allowed his actual expenses when on official duty else- 
where than in the office of the department, the same to be verified 
by proper vouchers and audited by the- state auditor. He may, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council, employ office 
assistants for said department, at an expense not to exceed thir- 
teen hundred dollars annually. 

Sect. 2. Amend sections 3 and 4 of said chapter by striking 
out all of said sections, and substituting therefor the following : 

Sect. 3. The governor, by and with the advice of the council, 
shall appoint ten men, one from each county, actively engaged in 
agriculture as an occupation, not over six to be of the same politi- 
cal party, to be known as the advisory board of the department 
of agriculture. They shall be appointed in September, 1915, as 
follows: Three members for one year, three for two years, and 
four for three years ; and at the expiration of their respective terms, 
all appointments shall be for a term of three years. The commis- 
sioner of agriculture may appoint a deputy commissioner of agri- 



1915] Chapter 177. 253 

culture, with the approval of the governor, to hold office during the 
term of the commissioner, with the power to remove the deputy at 
any time with the approval of the governor and council. The dep- 
uty commissioner of agriculture shall receive annually a salary of 
fifteen hundred dollars and actual traveling expenses when on offi- 
cial duty away from the office of the department, paj^able in equal 
monthly instalments. The advisory board of the department of 
agriculture shall receive three dollars per day and their necessary 
traveling expenses when engaged in the performance of their du- 
ties. They shall meet and advise with the commissioner of agri- 
culture at least twice each year, shall help arrange for and attend 
the institute meetings held in their respective counties, and per- 
form such other duties as the commissioner may direct. The ex- 
penses of the deputy commissioner of agriculture and the advisory 
board of the department of agriculture shall be verified by proper 
vouchers and audited by the state auditor. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the duty of the commissioner of agriculture Duties of commis- 
and his deputy to devote their entire time to the duties of their ''°°®'" ""^ ^^^''^• 
office, in the promotion of every agricultural interest of public im- 
portance. To this end, the commissioner of agriculture shall hold 
one or more farmers' institute meetings in each county annually, 
and at least one state meeting. All such meetings shall be open 
to all citizens of the state and interests related to the department, 
and co-operation of all other farm or kindred organizations seeking 
the development of agriculture in any of its branches shall be en- 
couraged. He shall encourage the sale and occupancy of the un- 
occupied farms by permanent farmers and for summer homes. He 
shall prepare and send to the selectmen and assessors of the several 
towns and cities of the state suitable blanks containing inquiries 
designed to elicit the information required to compile statistics 
as to the number and value of live-stock, including horses, cattle, 
sheep, swine and poultry; the acreage yield, and value of farm 
crops including hay, grain, potatoes and apples ; also the amoiTut 
and value of dairy, poultry, bee, and maple sugar products. The 
selectmen and assessors of the several towns and cities shall fill out 
such blanks and return them to the commissioner at such times as 
he may designate. A summary of the returns so made shall be 
furnished by the commissioner to such newspapers within the state 
as desire to publish the same. He shall audit the expenditure of 
the state money by the Granite State Dairymen's Association, the 
New Hampshire Horticultural Society, or any other similar farm 
organization receiving state aid, and publish the results of such 
expenditure. He shall co-operate so far as may be practicable 
with the extension work of the New Hampshire College of Agricul- 
ture and the Mechanic Arts. The department of agriculture shall 
be open to all who are engaged within this state in any form of agri- 



254 Chapter 177. [1915 

culture, in any of their branches, or any allied vocation, for advice, 
either in person or through correspondence, as to any matter in- 
volving such interest, and to that end he shall gather, tabulate, in- 
dex, and keep on file statistics giving information of public interest 
upon the subject-matter of this department, 
^nd *'ffi ^l^^^^ Sect. 3. Amend section 5 of said chapter by striking out after 
abolished, the word ''agriculture" in the tenth line the words "shall, with 

the approval of the governor and council, appoint a deputy com- 
missioner who," by adding after the word "and" in the twelfth 
line the words, shall appoint, with the approval of the governor, 
by striking out the word "like" in the thirteenth line, by striking 
out the word "their" in the fifteenth line and substituting in place 
thereof the word his, by striking out the word "they" in the six- 
teenth line and substituting in place thereof the word he, and by 
striking out the word "their" in the sixteenth line and substituting 
in place thereof tlie word his; so that said section as amended shall 
read: 

Sect. 5. The official duties existing next prior to the passage of 
this act, upon the part of the cattle commission, the state agent for 
the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths, and the state board 
of agriculture and of its secretary, are hereby made a part of the 
duties of the office of the commissioner of agriculture ; and the 
tenure of office of said board of agriculture, the cattle commission, 
and the state agent for the suppression of gypsy and brown-tail 
moths, is hereby terminated, and the office of said board, commis- 
sion, and agent is hereby abolished. The commissioner of agricul- 
ture shall have the powers and perform the duties heretofore re- 
quired of the cattle commission, and shall appoint, with the ap- 
proval of the governor, a depiity who shall have the powers and per- 
form the duties heretofore required of the agent for the suppression 
of gypsy and brown-tail moths ; and his compensation shall be fixed 
by the governor and council, and he shall be allowed his actual ex- 
penses when on official duties elsewhere than in the office of the 
department, to be verified by proper vouchers and audited by the 
state auditor. In all matters pertaining to the suppression of 
gypsy and brown-tail moths, the department shall co-operate, so 
far as practicable, with the New Hampshire College of Agriculture 
and tlie Mechanic Arts. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
Seltember'^l!* hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect September 1, 1915. 



1915. 



[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 178, 179. 255 

CHAPTER 178. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN CON- 
DITIONS AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. 

Commission provided for. 

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

That the governor and council be requested to appoint a commis- Commission pro- 
sion of three suitable and qualified persons to inquire into the cir- 
cumstances attending the recent dismissal of the superintendent 
of the State Hospital and such reasons therefor as they may be 
able to adduce ; and if, as a result of such inquiry, the said com- 
mission shall determine that facts have been found tending to call 
into question the efficiency of said institution, the said commission 
to proceed with an inquiry into the question of efficiency of the 
management of said institution and to report its findings to the 
governor and council. 

That said commission for the purpose of this inquiry, shall have 
power to engage a stenographer, counsel if necessary, to examine 
witnesses orally. or upon deposition and to compel the attendance 
of witnesses in the same manner as provided by law for attendance 
of witnesses before the Superior Court. 

That the funds necessary to carry out the provisions of this reso- 
lution shall be drawn from the treasury out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved January 13, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 179. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE JAMES H. 

CAINE. 

Payment of $200 authorized. 

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

That the widow of James H. Caine, member of the House, de- ^utCrized!* ^^^ 
ceased, be allowed the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) ; that 



256 Chapters 180, 181. [1915 

the governor be authorized to draw his warrant for the same out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and that 
the same be paid at once. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 180. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE AMOSKEAG VETERANS OP 

MANCHESTER. 

Allowance of $200. 

Eesolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Allowance of That the sum of One hundred dollars be allowed the Amoskeag 

$200 • 

Veterans of Manchester, N. H., the same being the amount due 
them as armory rent for the year 1914, under chapter 211, Laws 
of 1881, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
the same out of any money in the treasury'- not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 181. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF WILLIAM H. MORAN. 
Payment of $200 authorized. 

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

Payment of $200 That the widow of William H. Moran, member of the House, 
deceased, be allowed the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) ; that 
the governor be authorized to draw his warrant for the same out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and that 
the same be paid at once, 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 182, 183. 257 

CHAPTER 182. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN D. FRENCH. 

Payment of $175 authorized. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and seventy-five dollars be paid to Payment of $175 
John D. French, of Manchester, for loss and damages sustained by *^ 
injury to a horse, incurred while in use by the First New Hamp- 
shire Battery at the annual encampment of the National Guard in 
1914, and that the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 183. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ALBERT P. DAVIS AND OTHERS. 

Allowances to sundry persons. 

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

That Albert P. Davis, sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the sum Allowances to 
twenty-one dollars and twenty cents ; that James W. Pridham be ""^ 
allowed the sum of twenty-one dollars and fifty cents ; that William 
D. Ingalls be allowed the sum of twenty dollars and fifty cents; 
that James A. Loughlin be allowed the sura of twenty dollars and 
sixty cents ; that Llewellyn E. Martin be allowed the sum of four- 
teen dollars and eighty cents ; that Luther J. Holt be allowed the 
sum of seventeen dollars and sixty cents; that Henry 0. Jackson 
be allowed the sum of fourteen dollars; that Michael O'Malley be 
allowed the sum of seventeen dollars and sixty cents; that George 
U. Bresnahan be allowed the sum of thirty-three dollars and sixty- 
three cents; that Dennis Sullivan be allowed the sum of fourteen 
dollars ; that Harold W. Conlen be allowed the sum of twenty dol- 
lars ; that Donald S. Walton and Paul K. Wilson be allowed the 



258 Chapter 184. [1915 

sum of eighteen dollars and eighty cents each; that Charles W. 
Prentiss be allowed the sum of twenty-two dollars — in full for their 
services at the organization of the present Senate and House of 
Representatives ; and that the governor be and is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 184. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR DEFICIENCY IN THE FORESTRY FIRE 

APPROPRIATION. 

Preamble; deficiency appropriation of $10,000. 

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

Preamble. WiiEREAs, the state of New Hampshire is by law required to pay 

one half of the expenses caused by fighting forest and brush fires 
in towns, cities, and unincorporated places ; and 

Whereas, the amount appropriated for the years 1912 and 1913 
was insufficient to meet this obligation; therefore. 

Deficiency appro- Be It Resolved, that the sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby 
$10,000. appropriated to pay the state's legal share of said bills, and the 

governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 185, 186. 259 

CHAPTER 185. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF REDECORATING THE STATE LIBRARY 

BUILDING. 

Appropriation of $2,000. 

Reaolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars is hereby appro- Appropriation of 



priated to repair the east inside wall of the state library building, 
redecorate the inside of said building, and bviy new window shades 
and rugs therefor. Said sum shall be expended under the direc- 
tion of the trustees of the state library after a careful examination 
into the best methods and the submission of bids for the work, and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



$2,000. 



CHAPTER 186. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE COMPLETION OF CERTAIN HIGH- 
WAYS HERETOFORE DESIGNATED. 

Appropriation of $300,000. 

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



m^ 



That the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, viz., one hun- Appropriation of 

$300 000. 

dred and fifty thousand dollars for the year ending August 31, 
1916, and a like sum for the year ending August 31, 1917, be and 
hereby is appropriated for the completion of the several highways 
designated and known as the East Side, West Side and Merrimack 
Valley highways, and the cross lines known as the South Side road, 
the Rockingham road, and the Ossipee-Meredith road (viz., the road 
connecting the East Side and Merrimack Valley roads), and the 
governor is authorized to draw his warrants for the same out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



260 Chapters 187, 188. [1915 

CHAPTER 187. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO MILLER PARK. 
Preamble ; state forestry commission to care for park. 

Preamble. WiiEREAs, five acres of land, more or less, located in the towns 

of Peterborough and Temple on the summit of Pack Monadnock 
mountain, and known as the General Miller Park, belongs to the 
state of New Hampshire, having been conveyed to the state, B. P. 
Cheney, late of Peterborough, acting as trustee for the state, and 
whereas said trustee is now deceased, therefore be it 

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

Forestry commis- TiiAT the State forestrv commissioii is hereby authorized and di- 

sion to care for i " « i • • i 

park. rected to manage and care tor this tract m accordance with section 

20, chapter 128, Laws 1909. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



^ 



CHAPTER 188. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF INDUSTRIAL INSTITUTION FOR THE 

BLIND. 

Appointment of investigating committee authorized. 

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



Investigating com- That the govcmor be authorized to appoint a committee of three 

mittee authorized. . . '^ ... 

to investigate the need and advisability of establishing an indus- 
trial institution for the blind, such committee to report their find- 
ings and recommendations to the general court of 1917, and that 
the governor be authorized to draw bis warrant for the expenses of 
sueli investigation from any moneys not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 189, 190. 261 

CHAPTER 189. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP REPxVIRING SUGAR LOAF ROAD IN THE 
TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA. 

Annual appropriation of $100. 

hssolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of one Inindi'ed dollars be, and the same hereby is, Annual appropria- 
appropriated for the repair of Sugar Loaf road in the town of 
Alexandria for the year 1915, and a like amount for the year 1916, 
the same to be expended by the selectmen under the direction of the 
state, and said appropriation shall be a charge upon the appropri- 
ation for the permanent improvement of highways made by section 
10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905; and this joint resolution shall take 
effect npon its passage. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 190. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF REPAIRING TUMBLP:D0WN DICK ROAD IN 
THE TOWN OF BROOKFIELD. 

Annual appropriation of $100. 

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

That the sum of one hundred dollars be, and the same hereby Annual appropria- 
is, appropriated for the repair of Tumbledown Dick road in the 
town of Brookfield for the year 1915, and a like amount for the 
year 1916, the same to be expended by the selectmen under the 
direction of the state, and said appropriation shall be a charge 
upon the appropriation for the permanent improvement of high- 
"ways made by section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905; and this joint 
resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 17. 1915.] 



18 



262 Chapters 191, 192. [1915 

CHAPTER 191. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DEAF MUTE 

MISSION. 

Annual appropriation of $150. 

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

Annual appropria- That the Slim of One hundred and fifty dollars annually be ap- 
propriated for the years 1915 and 1916, for the use of the Granite 
State Deaf Mute Mission, and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor. ■ 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 192. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OP THE FREE- 
DOM, EFFINGHAM, AND OSSIPEE CENTER ROAD, SITUATED IN THE 
TOW^N OF FREEDOM. 

Appropriation of $1,500. 

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

Appropriation of TiiAT the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated, on condition that the sum of seven hundred and fifty dol- 
lars shall be appropriated and added by the town of Freedom, or 
by local parties, acting jointly and severally, for the repair and 
improvement of the Freedom, Effingham, and Ossipee Center road 
in the town of Freedom, beginning at the town line between the 
towns of Effingham and Freedom, and extending northeasterly to 
the state line between Maine and New Hampshire, a distance of 
about one and a half miles. The said sum of fifteen hundred dol- 
lars appropriated by the state and the said seven hundred and fifty 
dollars appropriated by the town and individuals shall be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council, and the said fifteen 
hundred dollars shall be a charge upon the appropriation for the 
permanent improvement of highways made by section 10, chapter 



1915] Chapters 193, 194. 263 

35, Laws of 1905 ; and this joint resolution shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 193. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF REPAIRING ROBIN 's HILL ROAD IN THE 
TOWN OF CHATHAM. 

Annual appropriation of $100. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be, and the same hereby is. Annual appropria- 

■ J 1 p 1 • P -I-. 1 • , TT-n T • 1 p tioii o' $100. 

appropriated lor the repair oi Kobm s Iliil road m the town ot 
Chatham for the year 1915, and a like amount for the year 1916, 
providing an equal sum is raised and appropriated by the town of 
Chatham for said years, to be expended as a joint fund by the se- 
lectmen under the direction of the state ; and said sums are made 
a charge upon the maintenance fund, as provided by section 10, 
chapter 35, Laws 1905. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 194. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR CO-OPERATIVE AGRICULTURAL EX- 
TENSION WORK BETWEEN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OP AGRICUIi- 
TURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS AND THE UNITED STATES DEPART- 
MENT OF AGRICULTURE. 

Preamble ; agricultural extension work authorized. 

Whereas, the congress of the United States has passed an act ap- Preamble. 
proved by the president. May 8, 1914, entitled "An act to provide 
for co-operative agricultural extension work between the agricul- 
tural colleges in the several states receiving the benefits of the act 
of congress approved July 2, 1862, and of acts supplementary there- 
to, and the United States department of agriculture," and, 



264 



Chapter 195. 



[1915 



Whereas, it is provided in section 3 of the act aforesaid, that 
the grants of money authorized by this act shall be paid annually 
"to each state which shall by action of its legislature assent to the 
provisions of this act," therefore, be it 

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

Afsion ' work ^''' "^"^^ ^^^ asscut of the legislature of the state of New Hamp- 
authorized. shire be and is hereby given to the provisions and requirements of 

said act, and that the trustees of the New Hampshire College of 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts be and they are hereby author- 
ized and empowered to receive the grants of money appropriated 
under said act, and to organize and conduct agricultural extension 
work which shall be carried on in connection with the New Hamp- 
shire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, in accordance 
with the terms and conditions expressed in the act of congress afore- 
said. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 195. 



Preamble. 



Treasurer 
designated. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE THE TREASURER OF THE NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS AS THE 
CUSTODIAN OF FEDERAL FUNDS GRANTED TO SAID COLLEGE. 

Preamble; treasurer designated to receive funds. 

Whereas, the congress of the United States has passed an act 
approved by the president, May 8, 1914, entitled "An act to pro- 
vide for co-operative agricultural extension work between the agri- 
cultural colleges in the several states receiving the benefits of the 
act of congress approved July 2, 1862, and of acts supplementary 
thereto, and the United States department of agriculture ' ' ; and 

Whereas, it is provided in section 3 of the act aforesaid that the 
grants of money authorized by this act shall be paid annually "to 
each state which shall by action of its legislature assent to the pro- 
visions of this act"; therefore, be it 

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

That the treasurer of the New Hampshire College of Agricul- 
ture and the Mechanic Arts be and is hereby authorized to receive 



1915] Chapters 196, 197. 265 

the funds coming to the state under the provisions of the said act 
of congress and any other government funds designed for the spe- 
cific use of the college. 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] \ 



CHAPTER 196. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE PER DIEM 
AND EXPENSES OF THE GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL. 

Appropriation of $3,500. 

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

That the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars be and the same is Appropriation of 
hereby appropriated to provide for a deficiency in the per diem ^ ' 
and expenses of the governor's council for the fiscal year ending 
August 31, 1915; and the governor is authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 197. 

joint RESOLUTION MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR REPAIRS ON BUILD- 
INGS ERECTED BY THE STATE FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS* 
ASSOCIATION AT THE WEIRS. 

Appropriation of $1,200. 

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

That the sum of twelve hundred dollars be appropriated for the Appropriation of 
necessary repair of buildings erected by the state for the use of the ' ' 
New Hampshire Veterans' Association at The Weirs, the same to 



266 Chapter 198. [1915 

be expended by an agent to be appointed by the governor with 
advice of the council; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 198. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO MUNICIPAL FINANCE AND ACCOUNTS. 
Tax commission to investigate and report. 

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

Tax commission That the State tax Commissioners shall make a special investiga- 
te investigate and . n-i i ni-ij_- 

report. tiou, and report the results thereof, with such proposed legislation 

thereon as they deem necessary, to the next general court, relative 
to the indebtedness of towns, cities, and counties of the state, in- 
cluding loans made in anticipation of taxes, the amount and char- 
acter of indebtedness incurred within and without the debt limit, 
so called, respectively, the amount of debt outstanding against 
which no sinking funds are being accumulated in accordance with 
law, the disposition made by cities and towns of funds left them 
in trust, and the kind and character of the records kept by the fore- 
going municipalities of their business and financial affairs. For 
the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this act, said commis- 
sioners may employ such additional assistance and may incur such 
incidental expenses as may be approved by the governor and coun- 
cil. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 199, 200. 267 

CHAPTER 199. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF IMPROVEMENTS IN THE STATE HOUSE 

YARD. 

Appropriation of $5,000. 

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

That the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may Appropriation of 
be necessary, be and hereby is appropriated, to be expended under 
the direction of the governor and council, for the purpose of relay- 
ing the walks in and about the state house yard, for the purpose 
of grading and fertilizing the lawn, and for such other improve- 
ments in and about the state house grounds as the governor and 
council may deem necessary, and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 200. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A BREAKWATER IN THE TOWN OP 

HAMPTON. 

Appropriation of $5,000. 

Resolved by the Senate and Ho^ise of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of five thousand dollars be and is hereby appropri- Appropriation of 
ated for the construction and repair of a breakwater to protect the ' 
state boulevard in the town of Hampton, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated, 

' [Approved March 31, 1915.] 



268 Chapters 201, 202. [1915 

CHAPTER 201. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OP THE SANDWICH NOTCH AND DALE 
ROAD IN THE TOWN OF SANDWICH. 

Annual appropriation of $400. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court converted: 

Annual appropria- That the sum of four hundred dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated for the repair of the Sandwich Notch and Dale road 
in the town of Sandwich for each of the years 1915 and 1916, pro- 
vided said town of Sandwich shall appropriate the sum of two hun- 
dred dollars for each of said years, the said sums to be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council: The said sums 
of four hundred dollars shall be a charge upon the appropriation 
for the permanent improvement of highways made by section 10, 
chapter 35, Laws of 1905. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 202. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR A DEFICIENCY IN THE EXPENSES OF 
CERTAIN DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS, OF THE STATE. 

Appropriations aggregating $2,057.68. 

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

Appropriations That the sum of four hundred seventy dollars and sixty-eight 

aggregating "^ , . • 

$2,057.68. cents be and is hereby appropriated to provide for a deficiency m 

the maintenance and running expenses of the School for Feeble- 
Minded Children for year ending August 31, 1914. 

That the sum of eighty-seven dollars be and is hereby appropri- 
ated for a deficiency in the treasury department, for purchase of a 
surety bond, for year ending August 31, 1915. 

That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated for a deficiency in the cattle commission department for 
possible expenses of epidemic, for the year ending August 31, 1915. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 203, 204. 269 

CHAPTER 203. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE REPAIR OP THE 
SANDWICH NOTCH ROAD IN THE TOWN OP THORNTON. 

Annual appropriation of $100. 

Resolved hy the Senate mid House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be and the same is hereby Annual appropria- 
tion of $100. 
appropriated for the repair of the Sandwich Notch road in the town 

of Thornton for the year 1915 and a like sum for the year 1916, the 
same to be expended under the direction of the governor and coun- 
cil, and the said sum shall be a charge upon the appropriation for 
the permanent improvement of highways made by section 10, chap- 
ter 35, Laws of 1905. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 204. 

joint RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE COMPLETION OF 
THE DORMITORY AT THE KEENE NORMAL SCHOOL. 

Appropriation of $30,000. 

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

That the sum of thirty thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- ^l^^n^n '**'*"* °' 
priated for completing the dormitory of the Keene normal school, 
for such repairs and remodeling of the other buildings of the school 
as may be necessary, and for providing proper furnishings for those 
buildings, said sum to be expended under the direction of whatever 
body is delegated with powers and duties as to construction of state 
buildings. The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
said appropriation out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



$30,000. 



270 Chapters 205, 206. [1915 

CHAPTER 205. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LESETTE GRAUPNER, MOTHER OF 
ERNEST B. GRAUPNER, DECEASED. 

Payment of salary and mileage authorized. 

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

Payment «u- That the State treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay to 

Lesette Graupner, mother of the late Ernest B. Graupner, of Man- 
chester, and late a member of the house of representatives, the full 
salary and mileage due him as a member of the house of representa- 
tives. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 206. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE REPAIR OF THE 
ROAD LEADING FROM ORFORD BRIDGE TO BAKER 's PONDS IN THE TOWN 
OF ORFORD. 

Annual appropriation of $300. 

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

Hon ^? 8*300°^"'' That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated for the year 1915 and a like sum for 3916, for the re- 
pair of the road leading from Orford bridge to Baker's ponds in 
the town of Orford, provided said tovi^n shall appropriate a like 
sum for each year, the same to be expended under the direction of 
the governor and council ; and the said sums shall be a charge upon 
the appropriation for the permanent improvement of highways 
made by section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905. This resolution 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 207, 208. 271 

CHAPTER 207. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR TAKING OVER CERTAIN LANDS IN THE TOWN OF 

CONWAY. 

Preamble; forestry commission to investigate conditions and acquire title. 

Whereas, there is situated in the town of Conway a tract of land Preamble, 
containing sixty-nine hundred acres, more or less, of undivided 
land ; and 

Whereas, said tract of land has suffered from repeated unregu- 
lated timber cutting and fire, reducing its productive capacity ; and 

Whereas, the forestry commission is prepared to reforest and 
care for such land ; therefore be it 

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

That the forestrv commission is hereby authorized and in- Forestry commis- 

" . . - sion to investigate 

structed to investigate, with the assistance of the attorney-general, conditions and 
the forest conditions, titles, boundaries, possibilities of reforestation ^'^^^^^^ 
and proper forest management, and any other conditions and cir- 
cumstances pertaining to the transfer of said property to the state, 
and the commission is hereby authorized to acquire, at its option 
and approval, such common rights in said land as in its judgment 
can be secured upon terms favorable to the proper management of 
said tract as a state forest ; but no expenditure for any of the pur- 
poses aforesaid shall be made unless the same shall have been ap- 
proved by the governor and council. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 208. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HARRY H. MELOON. 

Appropriation of $1,000. 

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

That the sum of one thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- Appropriation of 

. $1 000 

priated to pay Harry H. Meloon. of Manchester, county of Hills- 



272 Chapter 209. [1915 

borough, state of New Hampshire, for the expense and loss which 
he has sustained by reason of the death of his minor child, Harry 
Meloon, who was accidentally shot on November 14, 1914, by the 
range keeper of the state ritle range, situate in Auburn, county of 
Rockingham, state of New Hampshire, while occupying and using 
^ said range for rifle practice, and the governor is hereby authorized 

to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated; the said one thousand dollars being 
given in full satisfaction for said claim. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 209. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OP ROAD LEADING FROM LANCASTER 
FIRE PRECINCT LINE THROUGH LANCASTER TO JEFFERSON. 

Appropriation of $2,000. 

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

Appropriation of Tha.t the sum of two thousaud dollars is hereby appropriated, 

*0 AAA 

' ' on condition that a like sura of two thousand dollars shall be added 

by the town of Lancaster, for the repair and improvement of the 
road leading from Lancaster Village Precinct line on the Riverton 
road, so called, through the town of Lancaster, to the Jetferson 
town line. The said sum of two thousand dollars appropriated by 
the state and the said two thousand dollars contributed by said 
town of Lancaster shall be expended under the direction of the gov- 
ernor and council, and the said sum of two thousand dollars appro- 
priated by the state shall be a charge upon the appropriation for 
the permanent improvement of highways made by section ] 0, chap- 
ter 35, Laws of 1905 ; and this joint resolution shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 210, 211. 273 

CHAPTER 210. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE 
SCHOOL FOR FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN. 

Appropriation of $45,000. 

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

That to provide additional accommodations at the school for Appropriation of 

(tie AAA 

feeble-minded children, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars be 
and hereby is appropriated for the purpose of the erection of a 
building to be used as a dormitory for employees and securing 
therefor the necessary furnishing, connection with the central heat- 
ing plant, lighting, plumbing, water facilities, and fire protection, 
to procure, install, and connect one additional boiler, and to con- 
struct a suitable horse barn and a hennery, if one may be con- 
structed within this appropriation, at an expense in all not to ex- 
ceed the sum of forty-five thousand dollars. Said buildings to be 
constructed in accordance with plans and specifications to be ap- 
proved by the governor and council ; said sum to be expended under 
the direction of the board of control or whatever body may be 
charged with the supervision of the management of said institution. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 211. 

joint RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CERTAIN DEFICIENCIES FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING AUGUST 31, 1915. 

Appropriations of $50 and $500. 

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

That the sum of fifty dollars be and hereby is appropriated for Appropriations of 
the payment of the salary of the deputy register of probate for the 
county of Rockingham for the year ending August 31, 1915, and 
the sum of five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated for a defi- 



274 Chapters 212, 213. [1915 

ciency in the bounty on bears and grasshoppers, for the year end- 
ing August 31, 1915. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 212. 

JOINT RESOLUTKJn IN FAVOR OF FRANK A. MCDONNELL OF FRANKLIN. 

Appropriation of $300. 

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

Appropriation of That the sum of three hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- 
priated to pay Frank A. McDonnell, of Franklin, New Hampshire, 
for injuries sustained while serving in the New Hampshire National 
Guard on June 9, 1913, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 213. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PERMANENT 
HIGHWAY LEADING FROM PONTOOK FALLS IN DUMMER^ THROUGH 
WEST MILAN, TO STARK. 

Annual appropriation of $500. 

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

Annual appropria- That the sum of five hundred dollars for the year 1915, and a 
tion of $500. jjj^^ amount for the year 1916, be and the same hereby is appropri- 
ated for the permanent construction of the highway leading from 
the state highway in Dummer at Pontook Falls, through West 
Milan in the town of Milan, and across the new iron bridge recently 



1915] Chapter 214. 275 

built in West Dummer to connect with the newly constructed per- 
manent highwa}^ in the town of Stark, providing that the towns 
through which said highway runs and individual citizens shall ap- 
propriate the sum of five hundred dollars for the year 1915 and a 
like amount for the year 1916, the same to be expended under the 
direction of the governor and council; and the said sums appro- 
priated by the state are made a charge upon the maintenance funds, 
as provided by section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 214. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OF LOST RIVER ROAD IN THE KINS- 
MAN NOTCH. 

Annual appropriation of $5,000. 

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

That the sum of five thousand dollars be and the same is herebv Annual appropria- 

. ' tion of $5,000. 

appropriated for the widening and repair of the state road leading 
through Kinsman notch, in the towns of Woodstock and Easton, 
commonly known as the Lost River road, beginning at the Warren 
road in the town of Woodstock and extending to the terminal of 
the old highway in that part of the town of Easton commonly 
known as Wildwood, for the year ending August 31, 1916, and a 
like sum for the year ending August 31, 1917, the same to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the governor and council, and the 
said sums appropriated are made a charge upon the maintenance 
fund as provided by section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905. Should 
said maintenance fund be insufficient to meet said appropriation, 
then the said sums shall be paid out of the treasury from any funds 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



276 ^ Chapters 215, 216. [1915 

CHAPTER 215. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN N. HAINES AND OTHERS. 

Allowances to sundry persons. 

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

Allowances to That John N. Haines be allowed the sum of eleven dollars and 

sundry persons. 

Sixty cents for defending his right to a seat in the senate of 1913, 
and John G. Parsons be allowed the sum of thirty-nine dollars and 
thirty-one cents for expenses incurred in defending his right to a 
seat in the senate of 1915. 

That George W. Flint be allowed the sum of twenty dollars and 
twenty-three cents, that Ned G. English be allowed the sum of nine- 
teen dollars and sixteen cents, that Tyler C. Sweatt be allowed the 
sum of fifteen dollars, that Fremont J. Campbell be allowed the 
sum of fifteen dollars, that George W. Brock be allowed the sum 
of thirty-eight dollars and fort^'-five cents, that Archie L. Jacques 
be allowed the sum of seventy dollars, that Ernest A. Lothrop be 
allowed the sura of eighty dollars, that Frank D. Hutchins be al- 
lowed the sum of one hundred and twenty dollars, that Herbert A. 
Moulton be allowed the sum of forty-four dollars and fifty-two 
cents, that Napoleon Turgeon be allowed the sum of thirty-eight 
dollars and eighty-six cents, that Everett J. Galloway be allowed 
the sum of fifty dollars, for expenses incurred by each of said per- 
sons in defending their rights, severally, to a seat in this house; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 216. 

joint RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT OF THE 
STATE HIGHWAY LEADING FROM LITTLE DIAMOND POND TO BIG DIA- 
MOND POND IN THE TOWN OF STEWARTSTOWN, 

Annual appropriation of $500. 

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

Annual appropria- That the sum of fivc hundred dollars be and the same is hereby 
tion of $500. appropriated for the permanent improvement of the state highway 



1915] Chapter 217. 277 

leading from Little Diamond pond to Big Diamond pond in the 
town of Stewartstown for the year 1915, and a like sum for the 
year 1916, the same to be expended under the direction of the gov- 
ernor and council; and the said sums shall be a charge upon the 
appropriation for the permanent improvement of highways made 
by section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 217. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE STATE HIGHWAY IN 
THE TOWN OF WAKEFIELD LEADING PROM EAST WAKEFIELD TO THE 
STATE LINE AT NEWPIELD, MAINE. 

Annual appropriation of $2,000. 

Resolved hy the Senate oncl House of Representatives in General 
Court eonvened: 

I 
That the sum of two thousand dollars for the year 1915 and two Annual appropria- 

,1 TTn n 1 -l/^-•/^•1 i -iT t'Oll of $2,000. 

thousand dollars lor the year 1916 is hereby appropriated, on con- 
dition that like sums shall be added by the town of Wakefield, or 
by local parties acting jointly or severally, for completing the state 
highway in said Wakefield, from East" Wakefield to the line of the 
state- of Maine at Newfield in said state. The said sums appropri- 
ated by the state and the said sums contributed shall be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council, and the said sums 
appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the appropriation 
for the permanent improvement of highways made by section 10, 
chapter 35, Laws of 1905; and this joint resolution shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



19 



278 



Chapters 218, 219. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 218. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF ROAD LEAD- 
ING FROM LANCASTER LINE THROUGH JEFFERSON TO RANDOLPH. 

Appropriation of $2,000. 

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

sJ'ooo^'^'**'*'" °' That the sum of two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, on 
condition that the sum of two thousand dollars shall be added by 
the town of Jefferson, or by local parties acting jointly or severally, 
for the repair and improvement of the road leading from Lancas- 
ter town line, through the town of Jefferson, over Jefferson Hill and 
Jefferson Highlands, to Randolph town line. The said sura of two 
thousand dollars appropriated by the state and the said two thou- 
sand dollars contributed by towns and individuals shall be expended 
imder the direction of the governor and council, and the said two 
thousand dollars appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon 
the appropriation for the permanent improvement of highways 
made by section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905; and this joint reso- 
lution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 219. 



Sum of $50,000 
made available. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE AVAILABLE CERTAIN HIGHWAY MONEY. 

Sum of $50,000 made available. 

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

That the sura of fifty thousand dollars be and the same is hereby^ 
made available for use in the construction of certain highways des- 
ignated in a joint resolution approved March 10, 1915, entitled 
"Joint resolution to provide for the completion of certain highways 
heretofore designated;" the said sura to be appropriated out of 
any raoney in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and said 
sura shall be deducted from the amount appropriated in said resO'- 
lution for the year ending August 31, 1916. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 220, 221. 279 

CHAPTER 220. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF REPAIRING THE PINKHAM WOODS ROAD 

IN THE TOWN OF RANDOLPH AND MARTIN 's LOCATION. 

I 

Annual appropriation of $1,000. 

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

That the sum of one thousand dollars be and the same is hereby Annual appropria- 
appropriated for the repair of the Pinkham Woods road, a state ^^^^ ° $i.ooo- 
highway between Randolph post-office and the Glen road, so called, 
in Martin's Location, for the year 1915, and a like amount for the 
year 1916, the same to be expended under the direction of the gov- 
ernor and council. The said sums appropriated are made a charge 
upon the maintenance funds, as provided by section 10, chapter 35, 
Laws of 1905. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 221. 

JOINT RESOT-UTION FOR THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OP ROAD LEADING 
FROM RANDOLPH LINE TO THE BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD CROSSING 
ON GORHAM HIIJ., SO CALLED, IN GORHAM. 

Appropriation of $2,000. 

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

That the sum of two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, on Appropriation of 
condition that the sum of two thousand dollars shall be added by "' 
the town of Gorham, for the repair and improvement of the road 
leading from the Randolph town line to the highway on Gorham 
hill, so called, in Gorham. The said sum of two thousand dollars 
appropriated by the state and the said two thousand dollars appro- 
priated by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
governor and council, and the said two thousand dollars appropri- 
ated by the state shall be a charge upon the appropriation for the 
permanent improvement of highways made by section 10, chapter 
35. Laws of 1905; and this joint resolution shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1915.] 



280 



Chapters 222, 228. 



[1915 



Appropriation of 
$2,500. 



CHAPTER 222. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY TO MAKE EFFECTIVE THE 
LAWS AGAINST BRIBERY AT ELECTIONS. 

Appropriation of $2,500. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Coiirt convened: 

That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the biennial fiscal period ending August 31, 
1917, to defray such expenses not now provided for by law as may 
be necessary for the prevention, detection, investigation, and prose- 
cution of bribery at elections, to be expended under the direction 
and subject to the approval of the attorney-general, and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants to defray such ex- 
penses as the bills for the same, approved by the attorney-general, 
shall be presented. The word "elections" shall be construed to in- 
clude all elections by popular or legislative vote. This appropria- 
tion shall be made applicable to the enforcement of any and all laws 
pertaining to political bribery and corrupt practices. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 223. 



Appropriation 
$10,000. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE ERECTION AND EQUIPMENT OF 
A DRILL SHED AT THE ARMORY IN PORTSMOUTH. 

Appropriation of $10,000. 

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

That a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for the purpose of erecting and equipping 
a drill shed in connection with the armory in the city of Portsmouth 
for the use of the National Guard located in said city ; and the gov- 
ernor and council are hereby authorized to make all necessary con- 
tracts for construction, completion, and equipment of the same, and 
said sum shall be expended under their direction. 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 21, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 224, 225. 281 

CHAPTER 224. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE USE OF DARTMOUTH 

COLLEGE. 

Annual appropriation of $10,000. 

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

That in recognition of the eminent service rendered by Dart- -^^^^^} $10 ooo"* 
mouth College in the cause of higher education and for the general 
advancement of learning, the sum of ten 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 educa- 
tional work. This appropriation shall include ten scholarships each 
year for two years for the full prepaid annual tuition, at the disposal 
of the state, to be awarded to worthy students residents of New 
Hampshire. For the second year these scholarships may be awarded 
to the same or to different students. The students granted these 
scholarships shall be appointed by the governor and council on 
recommendation of the president of Dartmouth College and the 
superintendent of public instruction, and these students shall be 
chosen from the different counties of the state so far as this distri- 
bution is found practicable. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 225. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERSONS AFFLICTED VP"ITH 
TUBERCULOSIS, PARTICULARLY IN THE ADVANCED STAGES. 

Free treatment provided for; annual appropriation of $17,500. 

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

That for the treatment of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, par- Free treatment 

•.■.. -, -, 1 iij^ J.1 4- provided for ; 

ticularly m the advanced stages, who are unable to pay the cost annual appropria- 
of such treatment, and for the encouragement of the establishment ''"'^ "* $i7,5oo. 
and maintenance of sanatoria for the treatment of such persons, 



282 Chapter 226. [1915 

the state board of charities and correction be and hereby is author- 
ized to engage free beds in such sanatoria or other places as have 
been approved by the state board of health, for the treatment of 
such persons as the state board of charities and correction may 
specify. Indigent consumptives, citizens of the state, who are 
unable to pay any part of the cost of said treatment, may be ad- 
mitted to said free beds by the authority of the secretary of the 
state board of charities and correction in accordance with the or- 
dinary regulations of said sanatoria. Persons in needy circum- 
stances, who by themselves, relatives, or friends, are able to pay 
no more than part of the cost of said treatment, may be admitted 
to said sanatoria or other places and maintained and treated there- 
in at the expense of the state to that extent that they cannot b^ 
themselves, relatives, or friends chargeable therefor, pay cash cost 
of treatment, when the state board of charities and correction so 
certify ; and said board shall stipulate the proportion the state 
shall assume to pay. This act shall not be construed so as to de- 
prive any person to whom aid is rendered of any right that he may 
have at the time of his admission to said sanatorium. To pay the 
expenses of engaging said free beds and assisting persons in needy 
circumstances to treatment in said sanatoria, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand five hundred dollars for each of the years 1915 
and 1916 is hereby appropriated, and the governor is authorized 
to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 226. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE MINUTE MEN. 

Appropriation of $200. 

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

Appropriation of That the sum of two hundred dollars be and is hereby appropri- 
ated and turned over to the proper agents of the association known 
as Minute Men ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 227, 228. 283 

CHAPTER 227. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY TO ENCOURAGE THE SHEEP 
INDUSTRY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Annual appropriation of $500. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby Annual appropria- 
annually appropriated to encourage the sheep industry in New 
Hampshire, said sum to be expended under the direction of the 
commissioner of agriculture with the advice and consent of the 
governor and council ; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 228. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE STATE PRISON. 

Appropriation of $3,000. 

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

That the sum of three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated fl^QQ^'''**"" *•' 
for the construction of a new ice box and refrigerator, installation 
of a new steam heating plant in the prison tenement block, and 
enlarging and improving the hospital ward at the state prison ; and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



284 



Chapters 229, 230. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 229. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR DEFICIENCIES IN CERTAIN 

DEPARTMENTS. 

Appropriations aggregating $1,505.61. 

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

Appropriations That the suiii of One hundred dollars be and is hereby, appropri- 

aggregating „ . . „ ./ 1 x j. j. ^ 

$1,505.61. ated for printing and one hundred and fifty dollars for the inci- 

dental account, in the executive department ; that the sum of five 
hundred dollars be appropriated for miscellaneous repairs in the 
state house department ; that the sum of five hundred dollars be 
appropriated for the justices' expenses in the superior court de- 
partment ; that the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated for print- 
ing report of the labor commission ; that the sum of two hundred 
five dollars and sixty-one cents be appropriated for printing the 
report of the attorney-general ; and that the governor be authorized 
to draw his warrant for said sums out of any money in the treas- 
ury not heretofore appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 230. 

joint RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR AGRICULTURAL FAIRS 
IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Appropriation of $2,500. 

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



Appropriation 
$2,500. 



of That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for agricultural exhibits made at fairs incor- 
porated under the laws of the state of New Hampshire where total 
premiums paid for agricultural exhibits the preceding year were 
five hundred dollars or over. Said sums shall be expended by the 
commissioner of agriculture under such rules and regulations as he 



1915] Chapters 231, 232. 285 

may direct, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 231. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR INCREASING AND PROTECTING THE OYSTER BEDS 
IN GREAT BAY AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. 

Instruction to fish and game commission. 

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

That the New Hampshire fish and game commission is hereby instruction to flsh 

• 1 1 TT -j^ -\ cij^ J. 1 £ J2 -L. ^^^ game com- 

mstrueted to communicate with the United btates bureau oi nsn- mission, 
eries, with the view of increasing and protecting the oyster beds in 
Great Bay and its tributaries, if within the province of said bu- 
reau. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 232. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OP THE LATE SAMUEL J. 

BLODGETT. 

Payment of salary and mileage authorized. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Bouse of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay to Payment an 

thorizcd 

the estate of the late Samuel J. Blodgett, member of the house from 
Fitzwilliam, the full salary and mileage due him as a member of 
the house of representatives. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



286 



Chapters 233, 234. 



[1915 



Appropriation of 
$300. 



CHAPTER 233. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF APPROPRIATING THREE HUNDRED DOL- 
LARS FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE GROWN FRUIT 
AT THE NEW ENGLAND FRUIT SHOW. 

Appropriation of $300. 

Resolved hy the Seriate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is here- 
by appropriated, to be expended under the direction of the New 
Hampshire Horticultural Society for the expenses and premiums 
on New Hampshire grown fruit at the New England fruit show 
to be held in Boston, Massachusetts, in the fall of 1915. Under 
this resolution, the New Hampshire Horticultural Society is au- 
thorized to use said funds, or such part thereof as may seem to 
them to be necessary, in the purchase of New Hampshire grown 
fruit for exhibition at said fniit show, in case suitable fruit is not 
offered. The aforesaid society shall be responsible to the com- 
missioner of agriculture for the expenditure of this appropriation. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said 
sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 234. 



Appropriation 
$85,000. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE 
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE HOSPITAL. 

Appropriation of $85,000. 

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

of That to provide additional accommodations for the care, control, 
and treatment of insane persons, the sum of eighty-five thousand 
dollars be and hereby is appropriated for the purpose of the erec- 
tion of a building for patients, and securing therefor the necessary 
furnishing and heating, at an expense not exceeding eighty-five 
thousand dollars, in accordance with plans and specifications pre- 
pared by the state architect, to be approved by the governor and 
council, said sum to be expended under the direction of the board 



1915] Chapters 235, 236. 287 

of control or whatever body may be charged with the supervision 
of the management of said institution ; and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 235. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CALLING OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL 

CONVENTION. 

Sense of voters to be taken. 

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

That the officers of the towns and cities of this state who are by Sense of votera 
law required to warn meetings for the election of state senators 
shall expressly insert in the warrants calling a meeting for the next 
election of senators an article which shall provide for taking the 
sense of the qualified voters of the state on the subject of a revision 
of the constitution during the year 1918 ; and the secretary of state 
shall so prepare the ballots which shall be used at said election 
that an opportunity shall be given for an expression of the sense 
of the voters upon the question. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 236. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO MAKE CERTAIN IMPROVEMENTS AT THE INDUS- 
TRIAL SCHOOL. 

Appropriation of $2,500. 

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

That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and hereby is Appropriation of 
appropriated for the purpose of making certain alterations and ' 



288 Chapter 237. [1915 

improvements to the kitchen and dining-room facilities in the main 
building at the Industrial School, said sum to be expended by the 
board of control or by whatever body may be charged with the 
supervision of the management of said institution. The governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 237. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS, FOR THE EREC- 
TION OF BUILDINGS AND OTHER PURPOSES. 

Appropriation of $164,000. 

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

Appropriation of That the sum of oue hundred and sixty-four thousand dollars be 
and the same is hereby appropriated for the New Hampshire Col- 
lege of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, said appropriation to 
be expended as follows : Sixty thousand dollars of said appropri- 
ation is to be expended for the erection of a dormitory or commons 
(as the trustees may deem most necessary) and the equipment of 
the same, for the housing and accommodations of the students, said 
building to be erected under the direction and supervision of the 
governor and council from plans approved by the trustees of 
the college ; six thousand dollars is hereby appropriated for the 
years ending August 31, 1916, and August 31, 1917, for co-oper- 
ative agricultural extension work under the provisions of the Smith- 
Lever act, viz., twenty-one hundred dollars for the year ending 
August 31, 1916, and thirty-nine hundred dollars for the year end- 
ing August 31, 1917; the sum of ninety-eight thousand dollars (the 
balance of said appropriation) is to be expended for the mainte- 
nance and current expenses of said college, and other necessary 
items connected with the college. And the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 238, 239. 289 



CHAPTER 238. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE SALARIES OF THE ASSISTANT 
ATTORNEY-GENERAL AND HIS ASSISTANTS, FOR THE BALANCE OF THE 
CURRENT FISCAL YEAR. 

LTse of unexpended balances authorized. 

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

That the unexpended balances of the several appropriations for unexpended 
the expense of the administration of the legacy tax law for the 
year ending August 31. 1915, may be used, in so far as it may be 
necessary, for the pajaneut of the salaries of the assistant attorney- 
general and his assistants for the same period, and the governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for such payment out of 
said appropriations. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 239. 

Sundry allowances for services, expenses, and supplies. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WALTER J. A. WARD, WILLIAM H. KNOX 

AND OTHERS. 

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

That Walter J. A. Ward, sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the sum Sundry allowances 

. . ^^ -^^ , 1 ii 1 ii for services, ex- 

of $372 : that William H. Knox, sergeant-at-arms be allowed the penses, and 
sum of $372 ; that Rev. Edward A. Durham, chaplain, be allowed «"??"««■ 
the sum of $322; that M. J. Dimond, custodian, John M. T. Cur- 
rier, George Lawrence. Guy S. Neal, and Harry J. A. Robinson, 
doorkeepers, Charles W. ToAvnsend and George A. Kemp, wardens, 
Fred W. Lamb, messenger, Mott L. Bartlett, telephone messenger, 
William E. Dow, judiciary messenger, Bernard B. Chase, messen- 
ger, Wm. Mack Cummings, assistant messenger, George H. Ma- 
goon, doorkeeper, "and Eugene P. Callerot, telephone messenger, be 
allowed the sum of $322 each ; that Bessie A. Callaghan, Ella M. 
Wardner, Lizzie H. Sanborn, Rose M. Buzzell, Mary A. Norton 



290 Chapter 239. [1915 

and Bessie A. Clark, stenographers, be allowed the sum of $368 
each ; that Frank M. Kenna, Edward DeLacombe, Franklin J. 
Minah, and Raymond W. Carter, pages be allowed the sum of $184 
each; that Alphonse W. Vigneault be allowed the sum of $184; 
that Edgar Wright be allowed the sum of $368; that Edward L. 
Lydiard, speaker's page, be allowed the sum of $230 ; that the John 
B. Clarke Company, be allowed the sum of $600.12; that the Union- 
Leader Company be allowed the sum of $531.98; that the Monitor 
and Statesman Company be allowed the sum of $552.14; that the 
New Hampshire Patriot Company be allowed the sum of $483.75; 
that the Telegraph Publishing Company be allowed the sum of 
$25.12; that Olin H. Chase be allowed the sum of $1.86; that the 
Times Publishing Company be allowed the sum of $4.15 ; that the 
Portsmouth Herald Company be allowed the sum of $3.72 ; that the 
Rochester Courier be allowed the sum of $1.86 ; that Foster's Demo- 
crat be allowed the sum of $3.72 ; that the Keene Sentinel Company 
be allowed the sum of $1.75 ; that M. J. Dimond be allowed the 
sura of $4.50; that Fred W. Lamb be allowed the sum of $2.92; 
that the Remington Typewriter Company, by the appropriation 
committee, be allowed the sum of $8.50; that Ray E. Burkett be 
allowed the sum of $10.50; that the Cragg Bindery be allowed the 
sum of $30.75 ; that Thompson & Hoague be allowed the sum of 
$13.35; that the Toilet Supply Company be allowed the sum of 
$13.50 ; that N. C. Nelson & Company be allowed the sum of $3.00 ; 
that the G. L. Lincoln Furniture Company be allowed the sum of 
$15 ; that the J. M. Stewart & Sons Company be allowed the sum 
of $480.67; Brown & Saltmarsh be allowed the sum of $47.45; 
that the Sanitary Paper Cup Company (payable to purchasing 
agent) be allowed the sum of $31.40 ; that A. H. Britton & Company 
be allowed the sum of $93.65 ; that Smith B. Harrington be allowed 
the sum of $25; that the Underwood Tj^pewriter Company be al- 
lowed the sum of $24; that George D. Fitts be allowed the sum 
of $4; that George Brock be allowed the sum of $50; that W. P. 
Goodman be allowed the sum of $23.35; that Robert Capstick be 
allowed the sum of $12; that Edson C. Eastman be allowed the sum 
of $591.09 ; that Thompson & Hoague be allowed the sum of $22.60; 
that E. A. Lothrop be allowed the sum of $30; that the John B. 
■ Varick Company be allowed the sum of $47.75 ; that the Under- 
wood Typewriter Company be allowed the sum of $16 ; that William 
D. Chandler be allowed the sum of $72 ; that John Carter & Com- 
pany be allowed the sum of $1.22 ; that the Toilet Supply Company 
be allowed the sum of $8.80; that H. W. Burleigh be allowed the 
sum of .$4.20; that M. L. Schenck be allowed the sum of $3.10; that 
Edwin H. Shannon be allowed the sum of $50; that R. M. Weeks 
be allowed the sum of $130.25; that the forestry commission be al- 
lowed the sum of .$45.50 ; that Harrie M. Young and Earl C. Gor- 



1915] Chapters 240, 241. 291 

don, clerk of the House and Senate, respectively, be allowed the sum 
of $200 each, and that Bernard W. Carey, assistant clerk of the 
House, and Thomas P. Cheney 2d, assistant clerk of the Senate, 
be allowed the sum of $100, each ; that Hale Chad wick be allowed 
the sum of $22 in full for his claim; that Francis H. Buffum be 
allowed the sum of $105.54, in full for his claim; that the sum 
of $412.50 be allowed "William H. Haggett for services; that Ray 
E. Burkett be allowed the sum of $12 for rent of typewriter; that 
Frank J. Beal be allowed the sum of $39.68. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOSEPH WARREN, INSURANCE 

COMMISSIONER. 

To His EocccUency, Holland H. Spaulding, Governor of the State of 
New Hampshire: 

The senate and house of representatives in general court con- Removal of insur- 
vened, satisfied that the public good requires that Joseph Warren, sioner. 
insurance commissioner, should no longer hold and retain said 
office, respectfully address and request Your Excellency, with the 
consent of the council, to remove therefrom said Joseph "Warren. 

[Passed January 12, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 241. 



NAMES CHANGED. 



From January, 1913, to January, 1915, the registers of probate By probate 
returned to the secretary of state the following names changed by 
the probate court : 

Rockingham county — Dora Cardin to Dora Roy ; Rosanna Car- Rockingham. 
din to Rosanna Roy ; Margaret Isabell Jackson to Margaret Isabell 
Morrill ; Bridget Doherty to Beatrice Josephine Trickey ; Margaret 
J. Russell to Margaret J. Goodwin ; Margaret E. Danielson to Mar- 
garet Ellen O'Brien; Francis Ward Ringey to Francis Ward 
Woodman ; Gladys May Fisher to Gladys May Wylie ; Dorothy A. 



293 



Chapter 241. 



1915 



Kobinson to Dorothy May Frizzell ; Alice Noa Maloney to Alice 
Nora Nichols; William Franklin Thibeault to William Franklin 
Tabor ; Gertnide M. Haselton to Gertrude Haselton Felch ; Gordon 
Sumner Hewins to Arthur Frank Bragdon; Geraldine Cornell 
Quimby to Frances Geraldine Philbrick; Greta Victoria Swenson 
to Greta Victoria Kellenbeck; Margaret Hebert (alias Marguerite 
Casey) to Margaret Jeannette Parker; Eugene Reginald Craner to 
Eugene Reginald Morrissey ; George Henry Crainer to George Jack- 
son Newick; John Fenwick to John Robinson; Doctrus Fountaine 
to Lionel Labbe ; Joseph Anthony McCaffery to Joseph Anthony 
Long ; Minnie H. Freeman to Minnie H. Jones ; John William Mc- 
Kenzie to Walter Young ; Stella Brown to Virginia A. Desmond ; 
Betty Coltert to Marion Elaine Campbell ; Walter Francis Irving 
to Walter Francis Purington; Mattie B. Lane to Mattie B. Dodge; 
Margaret A. Wallace to Irene M. Boyle. 

Strafford. Straff ord county — William Gracey to William Gracey Hayes; 

William M. Peaker to William M. Peaker Haigh; Amy Mills to 
Amy Olive Gould ; Dorothy ^lay Percy to Dorothy May Twombly ; 
Robert Philbrick to Robert Philbrick Laskey; Marie Mildrea 
Boucher to Marie Mildrea Moreau ; Clara A. Williams to Clara A. 
Perkins; Winifred G. Baxter to Ebbie Gertrude Goodwin; George 
Richmond to George Richmond Mills ; Harilava Hoolis to Harilava 
Hoolis : Napoleon Ruel to Napoleon Victor Lanctot ; Esther Green 
to Ruth Berry ; Eva M. McDuffee to Eva Marion Whipple ; Addie 
Gertrude Hurd to Adelaid Gertrude Hurd. 

Belknap. Belknap county — Hazel M. Grey to Hazel M. Willy; Bernard 

B. Kimball to Bernard B. Simpson ; Erline Amelia Hubbell to 
Eleanor Gertrude Frye (Adpt.) ; Alfred Bowen to Alfred Francis 
Carroll (Adpt.); Edgar B. Prescott to Edgar Brown Prescott; 
Robert Dee to Robert Dee Twombly (Adpt.) ; Paul Gilbert Como 
to Paul Gilbert Brown (Adpt.) ; Elmer Frank Sinclair Frost to 
Elmer Sinclair Frost (Adpt.) ; Gladys Cota to Gladys Lottie Hale 
(Adpt.) ; Josephine S. Kimball to Josephine S. Place; John Wen- 
dall Wheeler to Wendall John Carleton ; Dorothy Smith to Gladys 
Granger (Adpt.) ; Fred Risberg Barnstead to Fred R. Kenison 
(Adpt.) ; Clara S. Twombley to Clara S. Salway (Adpt.) ; Elva 
Anthus Lavois to Elva Anthus O'Hearn. 

Carroll. Carroll county — Ernest W. Babb to Ernest Henderson Swift; 

John Edward Brown to Edmund Bickford Emerson ; Addie B. Gil- 
man to Addie Hayes; Maude C. Morse to Clara Maude Quimby; 
Eva P. Nichols to Eva P. Perkins; Beatrice P. Remick to Beatrice 
P. Morgan ; Lena A. Went worth to Lena E. Avery. 

Merrimack. Merrimack county — Noah Rollins Edmunds to Noah Goss Ed- 

munds; Samuel Franklin Jenkins to Frank Samuel Jenkins; Hat- 
tie F. King to Hattie F. Liscomb ; Lizzie Etta Foote to Lizzie Etta 
Bushey ; Leonard Bushey Foote to Leonard Boast Bushey; George 



1915] Chapter 241. 293 

M. Nichols to Harland Cutler Tyrrel ; Daisy lone Wotton to Daisy 
lone Young; Louise H. Howe to Louise H. Folsom; Nora Wool- 
ridge to Nora Dennis; Ella May Woolridge to Ella May Dennis; 
Kuth Adaline Shattuck to Esther Ruth Adeline Shattuck ; Blanche 
D. Davis to Blanche D. Silver; George G. Davis to George G. Sil- 
ver ; Catherine E. Davis to Catherine E. Silver ; Carl Stuart Cam- 
eron to Carl Stuart French ; Mary Yvonne Chase to Margaret Rice ; 
Mary Elizabeth Symes to Mary Elizabeth Hill ; Annie Gladys Phil- 
lips to Gladys Phillips French ; Ruby A. Bedard to Ruby A. "Wil- 
cox ; William Gallant to William G allant Bishopric ; Lucille A. Mc- 
Cormick to Elizabeth Lucille McKittrick ; Marion Davis to Marion 
Davis Fiske ; Margaret J. West to Margaret J. Benedict ; Jason 
Williams Moffat to Bruce R. Edmunds; Roscoe Duplace to Roscoe 
Weeks; Ella May Hopkins to Pansy Ivy Tucker; Earle Cyrille 
Davenport to Earle Cyrille Dostaler ; Harry L. Morrison to Harry 
L. Blackman; Ruth Addie Spencer to Ruth Addie Lewis; Mar- 
guerite E. Echard to Marguerite Echard West ; Herbert Manches- 
ter to Eugene Ford Symes ; Edwin Warren Moise Guyol to Alex- 
ander Patterson Guyol. 

Hillsborough county — Etta Burroughs to Helen Velora Bur- Hiiisi)oiough. 
roughs ; Philip Butler to Philip Brennan ; Emily Tack to Emily 
Mons : August Tack to August Mons ; Barbara Dumarest to Doris 
May St. John ; Elmore Raymond Hatch to Elmore Raymond ]\Iar- 
tin; Donald Raymond Welcome to Raymond Thomas; Madeline 
Miller to Madeline Cate; Thelma Bailey to Thelma Staples; Martha 
Anna Stiegler to Martha Anna Hohman; Catherine E. Sargent to 
Catherine E. Sells; Violet Irene Pribble to Violet Irene Williams; 
Henry F. Quigley to Joseph A. Cote; Rose Robarge to Mary Rose 
Breton ; Rose LeClair to Dorothy M. Goslant ; Francis Tierney to 
Henry V. Freddette ; Virginia M. Mugridge to Virginia M. Smith ; \ 
Max Pick to Max Pick Fames ; Bertha Desrosiers to Bertha Ber- 
nier ; Fernand Desrosiers to Fernand Bernier ; L. Ada Fitch to 
Ettelar Ardella Eaton; Mamie Louise Dame to Madeline Richard- 
son ; Helen Bertha Brown to Bernice Marchia Wheeler ; Francis 
Hebert to Francis Bourgeois; Madeline M. Bodge to Madeline 
Josephine Gil more ; Henry J. Farladeau to Clarence Morritts; 
Hazel Barney to Hazel Philbrick; Leonard Fraiicis Stevens to 
Leonard Charles Gove ; Joseph Brouillette to Rasario J. Lasalle ; 
Abraham Ames to Elzear Walker Hewes ; Harold Bullard Neeland 
to Harold Bullard Tarbell ; Leola D. Waldron to Elizabeth Wal- 
dron Locke ; Andrew P. Crooker to Andrew Jackson Crooker. Jr. ; 
John Ordway to John Whitman ; Harold Hanly to Harold Fran- 
cis Nicolson ; Carl A. Gustafson to Carl Gus Davison ; Bernard 
George Moraii to Benjamin Bernard George Moran; Theresa Pearl 
Shedd to Eva Theresa Pearl Mabel Shedd ; Mabel Vaiighn Young 
to Mabel Vaughn Shaw ; Raymond Chester Nute to Raymond Ches- 

20 



294 



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[1915 



Cheshire. 



Sullivan. 
Grafton. 



Coos. 



ter Wright ; William Roy McAllaster to William Riddle McAUas- 
ter ; Wladislav Chernevski to Edward Wladislav Chernes : Flossie 
M. Carter to Flossie M. Griswold ; Ella S. Carey to Ella S. Wood ; 
Otto Geprge Carl Merkel to Otto Carl Merkel; Louis Hyman An- 
zeleviz to Louis Hyman Ansell; Robert Morrill Colby to Robert 
Morrill Blaisdell ; Israel Bootoovsky to Israel Davis ; Evah Pelerin 
to Evah Traver; Paul H. Bootoovsky to Paul H. Davis; Jacob 
Bootoovsky to Jacob Davis ; Abraham Sukenick to Abraham Koenig ; 
Margaret Curtis Reynolds to Margaret May Curtis; Mary E. Mc- 
Ateer to Mary L. Devine. 

Cheshire county — Gertrude Severance to Gertrude Bishop ; Ar- 
thur J. Butters to Arthur Butters Wessell ; Charles Gale Newton 
to Charles Gale Brown; Nellie Maria Judd to Nellie Maria Slate; 
Winnie Emma Buzzell to Winnie Emma Hobbs ; Fred Henry Kel- 
logg to Fred Henry Stalbrid ; John Dawes to Alfred Henry May ; 
Richard B. MacKay to Richard Abbott Martin; Hattie Stevens 
Currier to Hattie Stevens Willson ; Helna Tresa to Helena Thresa 

Cunningham ; Asikainen to Carl Einar Mattson ; Ella 

Mary Matthews to Ella Mary Porter; Doris May Cohen to Doris 
May St. John; Laura Belle Ledwick to Laura Belle Snow; Lena 
Jane Jaffrey to Lena May Edson; Levi Parker to Elie Paquins; 
Alice L. Staples to Alice L. Taylor; Sadie May Towne to Sadie 
May Fisher. 

Sullivan county — John E. Blish to John Edward South worth. 

Grafton county — Albert Cohn to Albert Marian Cohn McMasters ; 
Francis Ellen Dunham to Frances Ellen Wright ; Raymond Ever- 
ett Day to Raymond Everett Loud ; Madeline Fair to Madeline 
Elizabeth Rivers; Martha E. Fletcher to Laurie Ann Morse; Will- 
iam H. Goodwin to William H. Quebec ; Ada Blanche Gould to Ada 
Blanche Gould; Frank Melzer Gardner to Francis W. Gardner; 
Dorothy Gormley to Shirley Lauristine Rising ; Leah Jordon to 
Leah Jordon Wells; Besse Kendall to Bessie Maud Parker; Daisy 
M. LeClair to Daisy M. Titus ; Hattie L. Lashua to Hattie L. Mc- 
Mahon ; Francis Marion Lamare to ]\Iary Ellen Wood ; Patricia 
McDougal to Patricia H. Gleason ; Alice A. Maxham to Alice A. 
Clark ; William Mallard to William Town Caswell ; Wallace Mal- 
lard to Wallace Calley Caswell ; Grace L. Manley to Grace L. 
Churchill : Harriett Ann Pellerin to Harriett Ann Stone ; Ada 
Amelia Stevens to Ada Amelia Steere ; Shirley Edward Spaulding 
to Shirley Edward Spaulding; Clara L. H. Tyler to Clara L. H. 
Hutchins ; Hilda Zeta Tyler to Zeta Hilda Bowman. 

Coos county — Andrew Lindquist to Andrew Lindquist Snow; 
William Bacon Watson to William Barton Watson; Ida M. Lord 
to Ida M. Booth ; Harry Tardif to Harry Roy ; Glenwood Doane to 
Glenwood Arleigh Smith ; Mary Landry to Ada Estelle McCutch- 
eon ; ^Margaret Rita Hunt to Margaret Rita Hicks ; Sarah May Hunt 



1915] Chapter 241. 295 

to Sarah May Otto ; Pierce to Irene Savoy ; Velma Dyer 

to Velma Cole ; Clinton Chester Hunt to Clinton Chester Mclntire ; 
Frank Lewis to Francis Roger Foley; Louis Joseph Francis Cam- 
panion to Louis Joseph Francis McCann; Minnie Belle Hunt to 
Minnie Belle Stillings; Cathleen Grace Grapes to Cathleen Grace 
Lea. 



From January, 1913, to January, 1915, the registers of probate By superior 

* * 7 ■ "— ■ A courts 

returned to the secretary of state the following names changed by 
the superior court in divorce proceedings : 

Rockingham county — Josie M. Towle to Josie Mabel Robie ; Fan- Rockingham 
nie I. Scanlan to Fannie I. Palmeter ; Maude B. Ramsdell to Maude 
Buswell Seaver ; Eva L. Trefethen to Eva Louise Thurston ; Izella 

E. Murby to Izella E. St. Clair; Matie E. Duffy to Matie E. Wil- 
cox; Gertrude M. Marison to Gertrude M. Otis; Georgie E. Mc- 
Glone to Georgie E. Danforth; Ida M. Estey to Ida M. Goddard; 
G. Hazel Dow to Gertrude H. McAllister ; Katherine R. Buteau to 
Katherine R. Byers ; Alice L. Hunt to Alice L. Marshall ; Sarah 

F. Starkey to Sarah Frances Carlton ; Grace F. Richards to Grace 
Frances Chase ; Annie E. Neukom to Annie E. Hogan. 

Strafford county — Bernice H. Lord to Bernice M. Hill ; Edith W. Strafford. 
Yarney to Edith W. Wyatt: Grace E. Greenwood to Grace E. 
]\Ioore : Alma F. Prescott to Alma F. Tebbetts ; Ethel R. Emmons 
to Ethel R. Goodwin; Caroline Clarke to Caroline Day; Bertha M. 
Hayes to Bertha M. Richards; Effie M. Drew to Effie M. Thurston; 
Mary E. Currier to Mary E. Haekett ; Ida S. Samuel to Ida S. Hill ; 
Jessie M. Davis to Jessie M. Chapman; Ernestine Pelletier Felton 
to Ernestine Pelletier; Lena Schur to Lena Torno; Nellie Mildred 
Chandler to Nellie Mildred Perkins; Maude May Marshall to 
Maude May Hall; Emma Hurlburt to Emma Tauwalt ; Clara A. 
England to Clara A. Wentworth. 

Belknap county — Mary R. Swain to Mary R. Wright ; Marj'- Belknap, 
Gloddy to ]\Iary Brake ; Ella M. Nichols to Ella M. Reed ; Clara L. 
Tibbetts to Clara L. Emery ; Nettie L. Holmes to Nettie L. Lull. 

Carroll county — Lucy Benway to Lucy Edwards ; Annie G. Irv- Carroii. 
ing to Annie G. Shaw ; Minnie C. Bryant to Minnie C. Hathaway. 

Merrimack county — Ethel Symonds to Ethel Morse ; Sarah A. Gil- Merrimack. 
kerson to Sarah A. Littlefield; Hope R. Smith to Hope Roberts; 
Ella M. Atwood to Ella M. Wilson ; Orpha H. Gibson to Orpha H. 
Drew; Mina 'Clair to Mina Young; Martha A. Murphy to Martha 
A. Sinotte; Ida B. Royce to Ida B. Welch; Florence Y. Canfield to 
Florence Y. Pierce ; Ethel M. Trow to Ethel M. Jones ; Hannah S. 
Willis to Hannah S. McFarland ; Nellie E. Burnham to Nellie E. 
Brown ; Helen L. Page to Helen L. Rogers ; Susie Halloran to Susie 



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1915 



Hillsborough. 



Cheshire. 



Sullivan. 



Grafton. 



Coos. 



Proud; Jennie O'Brien to Jennie McClure ; Jennie L. Langley to 
Jennie L. Ordway ; Minnie L. Gregory to Minnie L. Hustus; Eva 
M. Silver to Eva M. Drew ; Luella Cole to Luella A. Bodwell. 

Hillsborough county — Mary J. Battis to Mary J. Lavoie ; Gladys 
M. Oshier to Gladys M. Cox ; Marion Rivard to Marion Whitmore ; 
Annie McQueeney to Annie Farmer ; Florence M. Bailey to Flor- 
ence Hosmer; Freada M. Irving to Freada M. Gould; Stella M. 
Bennett to Stella M. Jones ; Margaret A. Harmon to Margaret A. 
Norris ; Lizzie McDonald to Lizzie Bennett ; Bertha C. Mann to Ber- 
tha C. Folsom ; Goldie May Ingram to Goldie May Webster ; Anna 
Milne to Anna Dumas; Lillian C. Sullivan to Lillian C. Currier; 
Rose Etta Gault to Rose Etta Webber ; May N. Wilson Dickey to 
May N. Wilson ; Letta Bryant to Letta Jane Titus : IMarguerite E. 
Fortin to Marguerite E. Sylvain; Charlotte M. Moody to Charlotte 
M. Bell: Jane F. Strickford to Jane F. Finno; Helen G. Dane to 
Helen G. Holt ; Hattie F. McArdle to Hattie F. Erb ; Emily Healey 
to Emily Warren ; Lillian May Hammond to Lillian May Duncklee ; 
Winnifred Jacobs to Winnifred Annis; Minnie F. Cook to Minnie 
F. Foote ; Helen D. Christian to Helen D. Kingsbury; Eva M. Bar- 
clay to Eva M. Lamper ; Bessie G. Collins to Bessie G. Hartt ; Diana 
Binette to Diana Carrier ; Anna A. Heath to Anna A. Bailey ; 
Mamie Celina Perkins to Mamie Celina Whitmore ; Hilda S. Le- 
Clair (alias Sophie H. LeClair) to Hilda S. Youngquist ; Lillian P. 
Brown to Lillian Pearl Durgin ; Susie M. Needham to Susie M. 
Watson ; Alma J. Coulombe to Alma J. Lake ; Mildred A. Putney 
to Mildred A. Trull ; Carrie M. Byrne to Carrie M. Stearns ; Cora 
B. Nelson to Cora B. Goodale ; Minnie L. Austin to Minnie Alex- 
ander ; Delima Agnes Denoncour to Delima Nichols ; Mary B, Be- 
langer to Mary B. Brew^er; Clara Bourrassa to Clara Boulduc. 

Cheshire county— Flora BroAvn to Flora Sheahan ; Elmira M. 
Ward to Elmira M. Barcomb ; Amelia D. Smith to Amelia L. Dor- 
man ; Edith Burbank Farr to Edith Burbank ; Lora M. Moores to 
Lora M. Norton; Mertina E. Smith to Mertina E. Mahon; Cora 
L. Goode to Cora L. Thompson. 

Sullivan county — S. Bernice Kent to Sarah Bernice Richardson ; 
Kitty S. Bull to Kitty M. Pike ; Cora M. Tibbetts to Cora M. Wil- 
lard; Stella Mae Engberg to Stella Mae Rowell; Helen E. Emer- 
son to Helen E. Hall; Louise M. Lavalley to Louise M. Murphy; 
Caroline E. M. Lemere to Caroline E. Marston. 

Grafton county — Bessie Grace Hodgerney to Bessie Grace Par- 
ker : Georgia A. Smith to Georgia A. Williams ; Clara B. Avery 
to Clara B. Freeman ; Eleanora E. York to Eleanora E. Lowell. 

Coos county — Mabel L. Larabee to Mabel L. Thomas ; Mary D. 
Tatro to Mary D. Ames; Bessie Hall Streeter to Bessie A. Hall; 
Goldie Y. Fuller to Goldie Y. Smith ; Eva E. Collins to Eva E. 
Pilbro. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 242. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF CONCORD TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING OF ITS 
CHARTER. 

Section | Section 

1. Authority granted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The city of Concord is hereby authorized to appro- Authority 
priate money for the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth " 
anniversary of the granting of its charter as the parish or town of 
Concord. 

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

^ J. o passage. 

[Approved February 3, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 243. 

AN ACT TO J.EGALIZE THE BIENNIAL ELECTIONS HELD ON THE THIRD DAY 
OF NOVEMBER, 1914, IN THE TOW^NS OF BARNSTEAD, BRADFORD, BROOK- 
LINE, CANTERBURY, HOPKINTON, LANDAFF, PITTSBURG, SPRINGFIELD, 
AND SULLIVAN. 

Section I Section 

1. Elections legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the votes and proceedings at the biennial elec- Elections legalized, 
tions held on the third day of November, 1914, in the towns of Barn- 
stead, Bradford, Brookline, Canterbury, Hopkinton, Landaff, Pitts- 



298 



Chapters 244, 245. 



[1915 



burg, Springfield, and Sullivan be and hereby are legalized and 
confirmed. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take efiPect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 3, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF HOPKINTON TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANT- 
ING OF ITS CHARTER. 



Authority 
granted. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Seiiate and Hause of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

Section 1. The town of Hopkinton is hereby authorized to ap- 
propriate money for the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth 
anniversary of the granting of its charter as the town of Hopkinton. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 245. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OP THE TOWN OF 
HOLDERNESS at the BIENNIAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1914. 



Section 

1. Election legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Election legalized. SECTION 1. That the biennial election in the town of Holderness, 
held November 3, 1914, and all votes and proceedings at said meet- 
ing, be and the same are hereby legalized, ratified, and confirmed. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 10, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 246, 247. 299 

CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE TIME OF PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION OF OFFICERS 
APPOINTED BY POLICE COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

Section i Section- 

1. Compensation payable semi-monthly. ; 2. Repealing clause; act takes effect 

1 March 1, 1915. 

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

Section 1. The compensation fixed by the police commissioners Compensation 

„^_^ , .-,,,■. T JV5 J payable semi- 

of the cit}^ of Manchester, to be paid to the police otficers and monthly, 
superior officers appointed by them, shall be paid to said officers 
semi-monthly. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith arcRepeaUng clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect March 1, 1915. March i^ igiV 

[Approved February 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 247. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE BIENNIAL ELECTION OF THE TOWN OF WAKE- 
FIELD HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1914. ' 

Section j Section 

1. Election legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That whereas the warrant for the biennial election of Election legalized, 
the town of Wakefield in the county of Carroll, held on the third 
day of November, 1914, was not posted the full number of days re- 
quired by statute prior to said biennial election, and whereas said 
meeting and election were legal in all other respects, it is hereby 
enacted that all acts done and elections made and declared at said 
meeting be and hereby are legalized and shall have the same force 
and effect as though said warrant had been posted the full number 
of days required by statute prior to said meeting and election, and 
they are hereby fully ratified, legalized, and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Il'm^®^®"' °^ 

[Approved February 10, 1915.] 



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Chapter 248. 



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CHAPTER 248. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE LACONIA LODGE, NO. 876, OF THE BENEVOLENT 
AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OP ELKS. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Right to hold property and make by- 

laws. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Subject to repeal. 

.5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Right to hold 
property and 
make by-laws 



Corporation con- SECTION 1. That C. Orriii Dowiiiiig, Artluu- D. O'Shea, John 

Etituted. ^ 

M. Morin, Lawrence B. Holt, Nat. L. Mitchel, Charles F. Shastany, 
Harry H. Hawkins, John W. Kirkman, Joseph T. Guay, Arthur "W. 
Spring, and David W. Gero, all of Laconia in the county of Belknap 
and state of New Hampshire, and their associate members of said 
lodge, and their successors, be and they are hereby made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of Laconia Lodge, No. 876, of 
the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of Laconia, N. H. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by deed, 
gift or devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate in the name of 
the corporation to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars ($25,000), and may improve, sell, and convey the same 
property at its pleasure. They shall have all the rights and powers 
and be subject to the same duties as corporations of a similar nature, 
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, and may perform any other business not incon- 
sistent with the rules of the Grand Lodge or the statutes of this 
state. 

Sect. 3. The exalted ruler of the lodge may call the first meeting 
of the corporation at such time and place and in such manner as he 
deems proper, at which meeting all necessary officers shall be chosen. 

Subject to repeal. Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require. 

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

passage. 



First meeting. 



[Approved February 10, 1915.] 



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Chapter 249. 



301 



CHAPTER 249. 

AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE COMMON COUNCIL OP THE CITY OF MAN- 
CHESTER. 



Section 

1. Common council abolished. 

2. Disapproval of appropriations by 

mayor ; veto, vrhen to be exercised. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect 
first Tuesday of January, 1916. 



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



Section 1. The common council of the city of Manchester is Common council 
hereby abolished and all the powers now by law vested in said 
common council are hereby vested in the board of mayor and alder- 
men of said city, to be exercised by said board of mayor and alder- 
men in addition to all the existing powers of said board. 

Sect. 2. The mayor shall have the right to disapprove, or re- Disapproval of ap- 
duce in amount, any item of any appropriation, or any portion of mayorf 'vetV'^^ 
the amount of any proposed loan or indebtedness, and the mayor, in ^'hen to be 
case he shall disapprove the whole or any part of any resolution or 
vote of the board to raise or appropriate money by taxation or 
otherwise, shall exercise his power of veto thereof within five days 
after the resolution or vote shall have been presented to him; 
otherwise such resolution or vote shall become effective and binding. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect at the expiration of when^^^^ ^^^'*' 
the term of office of the present council, on the first Tuesday of 
January, 1916. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



302 Chapters 250, 251. [1915 

CHAPTER 250. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BIBLE SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. May distribute Bibles, etc., gratui- 
tously. 



Section 

2. Takes eflfect on passage and adop- 
tion. 



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

BMee^^ete^^lltn- ^ECTiON 1. The New Hampshire Bible Society, in pursuance of 
itousiy. ' its object to circulate more extensively the Holy Scriptures, may 

procure and distribute gratuitously among the destitute and needy, 
or sell at reduced prices, Bibles, Testaments, and other portions of 
the Scriptures of the present received versions, and such books as 
help to a better understanding of the Scriptures; and, in case the 
funds of the society shall admit, may also aid in translating and 
printing the Holy Scriptures for charitable distribution. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and its adop- 

passage and _ _ x- r' o jr' 

adoption. tioii by the said society, ^ 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 251. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OP ORPORD TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR THE CELEBRATION OP THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING OP 
ITS CHAJITER, ^ 

Section I Section 

1. Authority granted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Authority granted. SECTION 1. The towu of Orford is hereby authorized to appro- 
priate money for the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth 
anniversary of the granting of its charter as the town of Orford. 

^Ss^ i^^'^^ °" Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 252, 253. 303 

CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OP THE HILLSBOROUGH BRIDGE CONGRE- 
GATIONAL SOCIETY. 

Section I Sectiox . 

1. Name changed. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the name of the Hillsborough Bridge Congre-^ama changed, 
gational Society be changed, and that its name shall hereafter be 
the Smith Memorial Congregational Society. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes efifect on 

passage. 

after its passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CAPITAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY TO 
increase its capital STOCK. 

Section Seotioit 

1. Increase authorized. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The Capital Fire Insurance Company is hereby au- increase 
thorized and empowered to increase its capital stock to an amount 
not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars. Such increase may 
be made from time to time by a majority vote at any stockholders' 
meeting, the call for which shall give notice of such purpose, and 
may also be made in the manner provided by any general laws 
relating to voluntary corporations which shall be in force at the 
time of such increase. Any portion of the capital stock may be 
issued upon such terms of preference as to dividends, or upon 
liquidation, and with respect to voting power, as may be provided 
for in the votes or resolutions in pursuance of which the same may 
be issued. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1915.] 



304 



Chapters 254, 255. 
CHAPTER 254. 



[1915 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE TOWN FAIR. 



Authority 
granted. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 



Section 

2. Takes etiect 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 ap- 
propriate money for the celebration of the town fair to be held 
in the month of October, 1915. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PHENIX MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 
OF CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TO INCREASE ITS GUARANTY CAPITAL. 



Section 

1. Increase authorized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Increase 
authorized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Con- 
cord, New Hampshire, is hereby authorized and empowered to in- 
crease its guaranty capital to an amount not exceeding one hun- 
dred thousand dollars. Such increase may be made from time to 
time by a majority vote at any stockholders' meeting the call for 
which shall give notice of such purpose, and may also be made in 
the manner provided by any general laws relating to voluntary 
corporations which shall be in force at the time of such increase. 
Any portion of the guaranty capital may be issued upon such terms 
of preference as to dividends or upon liquidation and with respect 
to voting power as may be provided for in the votes or resolutions 
in pursuance of which the same may be issued. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 256, 257. 305 

CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF CORNISH TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANTING OP 
ITS CHARTER. 

Section i Section 

1. Authority granted. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The town of Cornish is hereby authorized to appro- Authority granted. 
priate money for the celebration of the one hundred and fiftieth 
anniversary of the granting of its charter as the parish or town of 
Cornish. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 257. 

AN ACT ENABLING THE TOWN OF NEWCASTLE TO CONTRACT WITH THE 
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH FOR WATER SERVICE. 



Section 

1. Contract authorized. 

2. Certain general laws applicable. 



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. The town of Newcastle is hereby authorized and em- Contract 
powered to contract with the city of Portsmouth for supplying it' 
with water for the purpose of introducing into and distributing 
through any portion of said town an adequate supply thereof, in 
subterranean pipes, for extinguishing fires and for the use of its 
citizens and others, and for such other public, private, and me- 
chanical purposes as said town may from time to time authorize 
and direct, and to make such contracts and establish such regula- 
tions and tolls for the use of water for any of said purposes as may 
from time to time be deemed proper and necessary ; and for that 
purpose said town may take, purchase, and hold in fee simple, or 
otherwise, any real and personal estate and any rights therein, and 



306 



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1915 



do all other things necessary for the carrying into effect the pur- 
poses of this act, and may excavate and dig canals and ditches in 
any street, place, square, passageway, highway, common, or other 
land or place, over and through which it may be deemed necessary 
and proper for building, constructing, and extending the necessary 
pipes and other works, and may relay, change, enlarge, and extend 
the same from time to time, whenever said town shall deem neces- 
sary, 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. In proceeding under this act, the town of Newcastle 
shall act in accordance with, and have all the powers and be subject 
to all the liabilities created by, sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, of 
chapter 126, Laws of 1907, excepting the power to take water rights 
in said town. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
on passage. hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Certain general 
laws applicable. 



[Approved Februarj^ 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 258. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN THE TOW^N OP CARROLL. 



Section 


1 


Water-works authorized. 


2 


Right of eminent domain. 


3 


Contracts authorized. 


4 


Board of water commissioners. 


5 


Duties of commissioners. 



Section 

6. Appropriations authorized. 

7. Payment of bonds. 

8. Exemption from taxation. 

'J. Takes effect on pa.ssage. 



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



Water-works 
authorized. 



Section 1. The town of Carroll, in the county of Coos, is hereby 
authorized and empowered to construct, manage, maintain, and own 
suitable water-works, for the purpose of introducing into and dis- 
tributing through the village of said town, or any part of said 
town, an adequate supply of pure water, in subterranean pipes, 
for extinguishing fires and for such public, private, and mechanical 
purposes as said town may from time to time authorize, and direct ; 
and for that purpose may take, purchase, and hold, in fee simple 
or otherwise, any real or personal estate, and any rights therein, 
and water rights, and do all other things necessary for carrying into 
effect the purpose of this act, and may excavate and dig ditches 



1915] Chapter 258. 307 

in any street, place, square, passageway, common, or other land or 
place, over or through which it may be deemed necessary and 
proper for building, constructing, and extending said water-works, 
and may relay, change, enlarge, and extend the same from time to 
time, whenever said town shall deem necessary, and repair the same 
at pleasure, having due regard for the safety and welfare of its 
citizens and security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter upon if^ight of eminent 

„ flomam. 

and take water from any pond or stream or or any ground sources 
of supply by means of driven, artesian, or other wxlls within the 
limits of the town of Carroll, or water from Little River, Zealand 
River, or Tuttle Brook in the town of Bethlehem, and to enter upon, 
take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds in said towns 
of Carroll and Bethlehem not belonging to any aqueduct company, 
and to secure by fence or otherwise such streams, springs, or ponds, ; 

and dig ditches, make excavations or reservoirs, through, over, in, 
or upon any land or enclosure through which it may be necessary 
for said water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, 
holding, preserving, or conducting water for said purposes, and 
placing such pipes or other materials, or works, as may be necessary 
for building and operating the same ; provided, if it shall be neces- 
sary to enter upon and appropriate any stream, spring, pond, or 
lake, or any land for the purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower the 
level of the same by dams or otherwise, and if said town shall not 
agree with the owner, or owners 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 of Coos to have the damages 
determined, and said court shall refer the same to the county com- 
missioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of 
hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now 
provided by law for laying out highways, and said commissioners 
shall make report to said court, and said court may issue execution 
accordingly. If either party shall desire, they shall be entitled to 
a trial by jury, in such manner and under such regulations as the 
court may prescribe, in the same manner as appeals from the award 
of damages in the case of laying out highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract contracts 

■ , 1 • 1 • • 1 1 T . . . n • T authorized. 

With individuals and corporations, whether citizens oi said towns 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 anj^ of said 
purposes as may from time to time be deemed proper and necessary 
to enjoy the provisions of this act, subject, however, to the provi- 
sions of the act creating the public service commission and amend- 
ments thereto. 



308 



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1915 



Water commis- 
sioners. 



Duties of com- 
missioners. 



Sect. 4. For the more convenient management of said water- 
works, the said town may place the construction, management, con- 
trol, and direction of said water-works in a board of water commis- 
sioners, to consist of five citizens of the town, said commissioners to 
be vested with such powers and duties relating to the construction, 
control, and management of the same as may from time to time be 
prescribed by said town. Their term of office shall be for five 
years, and until their successors are elected and qualified. The 
first board of commissioners may be chosen by the legal voters of 
the town at the next annual town meeting, or at any special meeting 
duly called for that purpose, and their successors shall be elected 
at each annual meeting thereafter; provided, however, that of those 
first elected, the term of one shall expire at the first annual town 
meeting after the first board is elected, and one at each annual town 
meeting thereafter, and after the first election one shall be elected 
for five years at each annual town meeting to fill the occurring 
vacancy; provided, also, however, that the term of service of the 
commissioners first elected shall be designated at the time of their 
election, or said commissioners may be appointed by the selectmen 
of said town if the town fail to elect, or if the town at any meeting 
vote to authorize and instruct the selectmen to appoint said water 
commissioners. 

Sect. 5. The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed 
by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their 
duties. They shall annually organize by choosing one of their 
number as chairman of their board, and said board shall appoint a 
clerk, a superintendent of the works, and such other officers and 
agents as they may deem necessary, and shall thereupon furnish 
the town clerk a certificate of such organization, and the town 
clerk shall record the same in the records of the town. The com- 
missioners shall, subject to the approval of the selectmen of said 
town, fix the compensation of all officers and agents appointed by 
them, and all officers and agents shall be sworn to the faithful dis- 
charge of their duties. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in said 
board from any cause, the four remaining members of the board 
shall fill such vacancy temporarily by appointing a citizen of said 
town, in writing, which shall be filed with the town clerk and re- 
corded by him on the records of the town ; and the person so ap- 
pointed shall hold the office until the next annual town meeting 
after his appointment, when the town shall elect a commissioner 
to fill out the unexpired term, if any, of the person whose office 
became vacant and was so temporarily filled by appointment. Said 
commissioners shall annually make a report to the town, at the 
same time other town officers report, of the condition of the water- 
works, financially and otherwise, showing the funds belonging to 



1915] Chapter 258. 309 

their department and the expenses and income thereof, with such 
other facts and information as the town should have, which report 
shall be published in the annual report of said town each year. 

Sect. 6. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at any Appropriations 
annual special or biennial meeting, by a major vote of those 
present and voting, to raise by taxation and appropriate, or to 
borrow and hire, such sums of money on the credit of the town as 
may from time to time be deemed necessary and expedient, for 
the purpose of defraying the expenses of purchasing real estate, 
rights in real estate, water rights, streams, springs, ponds, lakes, 
and other rights and property, as aforesaid, and for constructing, 
maintaining, repairing, extending, enlarging, and operating said 
water-works, such indebtedness not to exceed at any one time the 
sum of forty 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 inhabi- 
tants of the town, or by any inhabitant of a town in which said 
water-works may extend, said notes and bonds to be signed by at 
least a majority of the selectmen and countersigned by the town 
treasurer. 

Sect. 7. Said town is hereby authorized and empowered to Payment of bonds, 
raise by taxation and pay each year the interest of the notes and 
bonds so issued, and such part of the principal and to provide for 
a sinking fund as the town may determine at any annual meeting. 

Sect. 8. Said town of Carroll is hereby exempt from paying Exemption from 
any tax on any property, owned, used, and held by it exclusively 
for its water-works, wherever the same is situated. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^Ssa ^^^'^^ °° 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



310 Chapter 259. [1915 

CHAPTER 259. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE INSUR- 
ANCE COMPANY TO PERMIT SAID COMPANY TO INSURE AGAINST 
LOSSES BY EXPLOSION AND SPRINKLER LEAKAGE. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter amended. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Charter amended. SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 97, Laws of 1869, entitled "An 
act to incorporate the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company," 
approved July 7, 1869, as amended by chapter 234, Laws of 1909, 
is hereby amended by striking out from said section 1 the two last 
words "and lightning" and inserting in place thereof the words 
lightning, explosion, and sprinkler leakage, so that said section 1 
as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. That Ezekiel A. 
Straw, James A. Weston, Samuel N. Bell, Albert H. Daniels, Sam- 
uel Upton, George B. Chandler, Clinton W. Stanley, David Gillis, 
'John S. Harvey, "Woodbury F. Prescott, William D. Knapp, Moses 
R. Emerson, John F. Chase, and their associates, successors, and 
assigns, be and they hereby are incorporated and made a body 
politic by the name of the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Com- 
pany, to be located at Manchester, in said state, with authority to 
have and exercise all the powers and privileges incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, for the purpose of making and effecting 
insurance against losses by fire, tornado, hail, lightning, explosion,, 
and sprinkler leakage. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 260, 261. 311 

CHAPTER 260. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF NEW 
HAMPSHIRE, JUNE 22, 1853, " TO DISANNEX CHARLES S. WIGGIN AND 
HENRY E. WIGGIN FROM THE TOWN OF COLEBROOK AND ANNEX THE 
SAME TO STEWARTSTOWN FOR THE PURPOSE OP SCHOOLING." 

Section ^ I Section 

1. Prior act repealed. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the act passed June 22, 1853, by the New ^lior act repealed. 
Hampshire legislature, disannexing Charles S. Wiggin and Henry 
E. Wiggin and their taxable property from the town of Colebrook 
and annexing the same to school district No. 4 in the town of Stew- 
artstown for the purpose of schooling, be and is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and af- T^kes effect on 

liassage. 

ter its passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 261. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 235, LAWS OF 1907, 
relating to THE MOUNT CRESCENT WATER COMPANY. 

Section [ Section 

1. Increase of authorized capital. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 235, Laws of 1907, by increase of 
inserting the word ten in place of the word "five" in the fourth 
line thereof, so that said section as thus amended may read as fol- 
lows : 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 ten thousand 
dollars. Said corporation may acquire and hold real and personal 
estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid ; and it 



312 Chapter 262. [1915 

may issue notes aud otber obligations secured by a mortgage of 
its property, assets, and franchise to carry out the purposes for 
which it is created. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 262. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE GRANITE STATE FIRE INSUR- 
ANCE COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Chai'ter amended. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be-- it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge7ieral Court convened: 

Charter amended. SECTION 1. Scctioii 2 of chapter 161, Laws of 1885, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words tornado, and hail, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. 
That Frank Jones, Edwin "Wallace, Samuel C. Fisher, John W. 
Sanborn, Charles H. Sawyer, Alvali W. Sulloway, George H. 
Stowell, Thomas G. Jameson, and John F. Cloutman, and their as- 
sociates, successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are incorpor- 
ated and made a body politic by the name of the Granite State 
Fire Insurance Company, to be located within this state where the 
board of directors may determine ; with authority to have and exer- 
cise all the powers and privileges incident to corporations of a 
similar nature, for the purpose of making and effecting insurance 
against losses by fire, lightning, tornado, and hail. 

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

passage. '■ i <=. 

[Approved February 25, 1915.] 



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Chapter 263. 



313 



CHAPTER 263. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A POLICE COMMISSION FOR 

CLAREMONT. 



THE TOWN OF 



Section 

1. Police commission provided for. 

2. Powers of commission. 

3. Fiscal year. 

4. Appointment and tenure of office. 

5. Removal of commissioners. 



Section 

6. To recommend appropriations. 

7. Organization of police force. 

8. Chairman and clerk of board. 

9. Enforcement of laws. 

10. Takes effect on adoption. 



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

Section 1. The maiiageinent, appointment, and removal of all p^^J^^^^^'^^o"?.'^^'*''' 
police officers in the town of Claremont shall be vested in a board 
of three police commissioners, who shall serve without compensa- 
tion unless the town votes to pay them, but shall be allowed for 
their expenses such sums as the selectmen see fit or the town may 
appropriate. 

Sect. 2. Said board of police commissioners shall have power Powers. 
to make all reasonable rules for the government of the police 
officers of said town, and may enforce the same in their discretion 
by suspension, expulsion, or otherwise. 

Sect. 3. The fiscal year of the board of police commissioners ^'scai year. 
shall close on the same day the fiscal year for said town ends ; and 
said board shall make a full report of all their doings for each 
fiscal year to the board of selectmen in time for the publication 
thereof in the town report. . 

Sect. 4. Within thirty days from the adoption of this act by Appointment and 

• 1 r»/^i 1 •iiT> 1 j_ tenure of office. 

said town or Claremont, the governor, with the advice and consent 
of the council, shall appoint three police commissioners, all of 
whom shall be residents of said Claremont, one of whom shall hold 
office for one year from date of said appointment, one for the term 
of two years, one for the term of three years, from said date, or 
until their successors are appointed and qualified ; and annually 
thereafter, on or before the fifteenth day of February, the gov- 
ernor, wdth the advice and consent of his council, shall appoint 
some person qualified as aforesaid to succeed the commissioner 
whose term expires, who shall serve the full term of three years. 
Any vacancy in the board shall be filled in the same manner only 
for the unexpired term. Removal from the town shall create a va- 
cancy in the office of the removing commissioner. No more than 
two commissioners shall belong to the same political party. 

Sect. 5. The governor, with the advice and consent of the coun- Removal. 



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To recommend ap 
propriations. 



Organization of 
police force. 



Chairman 
clerk. 



and 



Enforcement 
laws. 



Takes effect 
adoption. 



cil, shall have power to remove any or all of said commissioners, 
after fair hearing, for just cause. 

Sect. 6. The board of police commissioners shall annually sub- 
mit in writing over their signatures their recommendations as to 
the sum of money to be raised and appropriated by the town for 
the annual expenses of the police department of said town. Said 
recommendations shall be submitted to the board of selectmen in 
time for the selectmen to prepare suitable articles for the town 
warrant to be acted upon by the town at its annual March meet- 
ing. 

Sect. 7. The board of police commissioners shall organize the 
police force, appoint a chief of police, and all other police officers 
and define their powers and duties when not otherwise regulated 
by law, fix the compensation of the members of the force, and have 
the entire control of the police department of said town of Clare- 
mont. 

Sect. 8. The board of police commissioners shall elect one of 
their number who shall act as chairman and one who shall act as 
clerk. It shall be the duty of the clerk to keep an accurate record 
of the proceedings of the board of commissioners, issue all notices, 
and attest such orders as said board shall make. The records of the 
board of police commissioners shall at all times be open to public 
inspection. 

Sect. 9. It shall be the duty of the board of police commission- 
ers to see that the criminal laws of the state, the ordinances of the 
town, and the rules and regulations of the board of health and 
other bodies having lawful authority to make the same are faith- 
fully and impartially enforced within said town of Claremont. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect if it is accepted by the town 
at its annual meeting in March, 1915, by a majority of those pres- 
ent and voting upon the following question, which shall be sub- 
mitted in the same way that the question of granting liquor li- 
censes is submitted : Shall the town adopt the provisions of the act 
of 1915, creating a police commission for the town of Claremont? 



[Approved February 25. 1915. 



1915] Chapters 264, 265. 315 

CHAPTER 264. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF DUNBARTON TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE GRANT- 
ING OP ITS CHARTER. 

Section I Section 

1. Authority granted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The town of Dunbarton is hereby authorized to Authority granted. 
appropriate money for the celebration of the one hundred and fif- 
tieth anniversary of the granting of its charter. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pa^sa^ge^^*''* ^^ 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 265. 

AN ACT TO RATIFY AND CONFIRM THE ORGANIZATION AND ACTS OF THE 
PARISH OF TRINITY CHURCH OF NORTHFIELD AND SANBORNTON. 



Section 

1. Organization and acts ratified and 
confirmed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The organization of the Parish of Trinity Church Ratification and 

. _ . confirmation. 

of Northfield and Sanbornton under the general laws in 1860 is 
hereby ratified and confirmed, and all acts of said society under 
said organization, including the adoption of by-laws, are hereby 
affirmed and legalized. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



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Chapters 266, 267. 
CHAPTER 266. 



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AN ACT TO REPEAL THE CHARTER OF THE WOODSTOCK & THORNTON 

GORE RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Charter repealed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Charter repealed. SECTION 1. Chapter 286, Laws of 1909, entitled "An act to 
incorporate the Woodstock & Thornton Gore Eailroad," as 
amended by chapter 399, Laws of 1913, is hereby repealed. 

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

passage. a x- o 

[Approved March 2, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 267. 

AN ACT TO legalize THE ESTABLISHMENT AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE 
PRECINCT OF HAVERHILL CORNER. 



Section 

1. Establishment ratified; boundaries. 

2. Certain acts ratified and confirmed. 



Section 

3. To have rights of village district. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Estjibiishment rat- SECTION 1. The establishment of a precinct in the town of 

ified; bounds tt i -n • i c r^ c 

defined. Maverhili m the county or Grafton, under the name of precinct 

of Haverhill Corner, in accordance with the original meeting of 
the voters of said precinct held on September 19, 1907, as con- 
firmed by meeting held on April 23, 1914, is hereby ratified and 
confirmed ; and the powers and authority of said precinct as 
adopted by it from time to time, namely, the lighting of streets, 
the extinguishment of fires, and the supply of water for domestic 
and fire purposes, are ratified and confirmed. The bounds of 
said precinct are hereby established as follows: Beginning at a 
point where the town line between Haverhill and Piermont inter- 
sects the Connecticut river, thence running easterly on said town 
line to such point as would be reached by the extension of the 



1915] Chapter 268. 317 

easterly line of the pasture now or formerly owned by Eliza Ayer ; 
thence northerly to and along the easterly line of said Ayer pasture 
to the Turnpike road leading from Haverhill Corner to Warren; 
thence northerly in a straight line to the Haverhill station on the 
railroad operated by the Boston & Maine Railroad ; thence follow- 
ing the line of said railroad to the northerly line of the farm now 
or formerly owned by James Woodward; thence westerly follow- 
ing the northerly line of said Woodward farm to the Connecticut 
river ; thence southerly by said river to the place of beginning. 

Sect. 2. The action of said precinct in adopting the provisions ^^tai^ acts 
of chapter 126, Laws of 1907, and in pursuance thereof construct- 
ing water-works in said precinct, and all acts and doings by and 
on behalf of said precinct in connection therewith, are hereby rati- 
fied and confirmed, including the issue by said precinct of twenty- 
five thousand dollars, face value, of thirty-year four per cent, 
bonds. 

Sect. 3. Said precinct is authorized and empowered to exer- tq have rights 

'^ -n ,. . ot Village district. 

cise all the rights and authority conferred upon village districts 
by virtue of the provisions of chapter 53 of the Public Statutes and 
amendments thereto, and of chapter 126, Laws of 1907, and 
amendments thereto. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 268. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 277, LAWS OP 1909, AUTHORIZING 
THE TOWN OP WOODSTOCK TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN WATER- 
WORKS. 

Section - I Section 

1. Prior act amended. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend chapter 277, Laws of 1909, by striking out Prior act 
all of sections 4, 5 and 6, and inserting in the place thereof the fol- ' 
lowing : 

Sect. 4. The immediate construction, management, control. Water commis- 

sioQGr 

and direction of all the water-works of said town shall be vested provided for. 
in the board of selectmen. Said selectmen shall between the fif- 



318 Chapter 268. [1915 

teenth day of March and the first day of April of each year ap- 
point a water commissioner, who shall have general supervision of 
all the water-works, subject to the approval of the selectmen. Said 
water commissioner shall furnish such bonds as the said selectmen 
shall annually require and approve, and shall be held responsible 
for the enforcement of such instructions as may be given him by 
the selectmen. 

Duties of commis Sect. 5. Said Water commissioner shall establish rates and tolls 
and prescribe rules and regulations for the use of water subject 
to the approval of the selectmen; he shall collect all water-rents 
and other moneys that shall from time to time become due the town 
in connection with its water-works, and at the end of each month 
and the tenth day of February of each year, he shall pay to the 
town treasurer all moneys by him collected in connection with said 
water-works; he shall keep a correct account of all money received 
and paid to the town treasurer, said account to be at all times open 
to the inspection of the selectmen; he shall between the tenth day 
of February and the fifteenth day of February of each year sub- 
mit a report to the town giving in detail the sums collected and 
paid to the town treasurer, and such other information as may be 
required to give a full and fair report of his administration. 

Water-works ac- Sect. 6. All moueys paid to the town treasurer shall be kept 

counts and funds. -, tt i-in,i i?-i ^ i-it 

and applied exclusively lor the uses or said water-works, including 
the payment of the bonds or notes issued under this act and the 
interest thereon ; and all bills and claims for expenditures con- 
nected with said water-works shall be approved by the board of 
selectmen before they are paid by the treasurer ; and the town 
treasurer shall keep his accounts relating to the water-works, in- 
cluding all bonds and notes of the town given for loans and moneys 
raised for said works, separate and distinct from all other receipts 
and payments. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 



passage. 



[Approved March 3, 1915. 



1915] Chapter 269. 31f 

CHAPTER 269. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER WORKS IN THE TOWN OF TROY. 



Section 

1. Water-works authorized. 

2. Right of eminent domain. 

3. Contracts authorized. 

4. Board of water commissioners. 

5. Duties of commissioners. 



Section 

6. Appropriations authorized. 

7. Payment of bonds. 

8. Exemption from taxation. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Troy, in the county of Cheshire, is Water-works 
hereby autliorized and empowered to construct, manage, maintain, ^"* °"^® 
and own suitable water-works, for the purpose of introducing into 
and distributing through the village of said town, or any part of 
said town, an adequate supply of pure water, in subterranean 
pipes, for extinguishing fires and for such public, private, and 
mechanical purposes as said town may from time to time author- 
ize, 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 purpose of this act, and to excavate 
and dig ditches in any street, place, square, passage-way, common, 
or other land or place, over or through which it may be deemed 
necessary and proper for building, constructing, and extending 
said water-works, and may relay, change, enlarge, and extend 
the same from time to time, whenever said town shall deem neces- 
sary, and repair the same at pleasure, having due regard for the 
safety and welfare of its citizens and security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter upon Right of eminenb 
and take water from any pond or stream in said town of Troy and "^o™^'"- 
in the towns of Jaffrey, Swanzey, and Marlborough, and to enter 
upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds in said 
towns of Troy, Jaft'rey, Swanzey, and Marlborough not belonging 
to any aqueduct company, and to secure by fence or otherwise such 
streams, springs, or ponds, and dig ditches, make excavations or 
reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or enclosure through 
which it may be necessary for said water-works to be or exist, for 
the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or conducting water 
for said purposes, and placing such pipes or other materials or 
works, as may be necessary for building and operating the same; 
provided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate 
any stream, spring, pond, or lake, or any land for the purposes 
aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the same by dams or 



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1915 



Contracts 
authorized. 



Water commis- 
sionerg. 



otherwise, and if said town shall not agree with the owner or 
owners thereof for the damage that may be done by said town, or 
such owner or owners shall be unknoM^n, said town, or said owner, 
or owners, or party injured, may apply to the trial term of the 
superior court for the county of Cheshire to have the damages 
determined, and said court shall refer the same to the county com- 
missioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and place 
of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now 
provided by law for laying out highways, and said commissioners 
shall make report to said court, and said court may issue execution 
accordingly; if either party shall desire, they shall be entitled to 
a trial by jury, in such manner and under such regulations as 
the court may prescribe, in the same manner as appeals from the 
award of damages in the case of laying out highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract 
with individuals and corporations, whether citizens of said towns 
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, subject, however, to 
the provisions of the act creating the public service commission 
and amendments thereto. 

Sect. 4. For the more convenient management of said water- 
works, the said town may place the construction, management, 
control, and direction of said water-works in a board of water 
commissioners, to consist of five citizeiis of the town, said commis- 
sioners to be vested with such powers and duties relating to the 
construction, control, and management of the same as may from 
time to time be prescribed by said town. Their term of office shall 
be for five years and until their successors are elected and qualified. 
The first board of commissioners may be chosen by the legal voters 
of the town at the next annual town meeting, or at any special 
meeting duly called for that purpose, and their successors shall be 
elected at each annual meeting thereafter ; provided, however, that 
of those first elected, the term of one shall expire at the first an- 
nual town meeting after the first board is elected, and one at each 
annual town meeting thereafter, and after the first election one 
shall be elected for five years at each annual town meeting to fill 
the occurring vacancy; provided, also, however, that the term of 
service of the commissioners first elected shall be designated at the 
time of their election, or said commissioners may be appointed by 
the selectmen of said town if the town fail to elect, or if the town 
at any meeting vote to authorize and instruct the selectmen to 
appoint said water commissioners. 



1915] Chapter 269. 321- 

Sect. 5. The compensatiou of said commissioners shall be fixed Duties of com- 
by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of 
their duties. They shall annually organize by choosing one of 
their number as chairman of their board, and said board shall 
appoint a clerk, a superintendent of the works, and such other 
officers and agents as they may deem necessary, and shall there- 
upon furnish the town clerk a certificate of such organization, and 
the town clerk shall record the same in the records of the town. 
The commissioners shall, subject to the approval of the selectmen 
of said town, fix the compensation of all officers and agents ap- 
pointed by them, and all officers and agents shall be sworn to the 
faithful discharge of their duties. Whenever a vacancy shall oc- 
cur in said board from any cause, the four remaining members 
of the board shall fill such vacancy temporarily by appointing a 
citizen of said town, in writing, which shall be filed with the town 
clerk and recorded by him on the records of the town ; and the 
person so appointed shall hold the office until the next annual 
town meeting after his appointment, when the town shall elect a 
commissioner to fill out the unexpired term, if any, of the person 
whose office became vacant and was so temporarily filled by ap- 
pointment. Said commissioners shall annually make a report to 
the town, at the same time other town officers report, of the con- 
dition of the water-works, financially and otherwise, showing the 
funds belonging to their department and the expenses and income 
thereof, with such other facts and information as the town should 
have, which report shall be published in the annual report of said 
town each year. 

Sect. 6. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at any Appropriations 
annual, special, or biennial meeting, by a major vote of those pres- '*'^*^<»^'^^**- 
ent and voting, to raise by taxation and appropriate, or to borrow 
and hire, such sums of money on the credit of the town as may 
from time to time be deemed necessary and' expedient, for the 
purpose of defraying the expenses of purchasing real estate, rights 
in real estate, water rights, streams, springs, ponds, lakes, and 
other rights and property, as aforesaid, and for constructing, 
maintaining, repairing, extending, enlarging, and operating said 
water-works, such indebtedness not to exceed at any one time the 
sum of forty thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds of the 
town therefor, in such amounts and payable at svich 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 inhabi- 
tants of the town, or by any inhabitant of a town in which said 
water- works may extend, said notes and bonds to be signed by at 
least a majority of the selectmen and countersigned by the town 
treasurer. 



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1915 



Payment of bonds. Sect. 7. 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 and to provide for 
a sinking fund as the town may determine at any annual meet- 
ing. 

Sect. 8. Said town of Troy is hereby exempt from paying any 
tax on any property, owned, used, and held by it exclusively for 
its water-works, wherever the same is situated. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect on its passage. 



Exemption from 
taxation. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 4, 1915. 



CHAPTER 270. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OP THE CITY OF NASHUA. 
Section 1. Prior act amended. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hmise of Repi'esentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Prior act 
amended. 



Organization of 
assessors. 



Office hours of 
clerk. 



Meetings of board 



Section 1. Part [1] of chapter 427, Laws of 1913, is hereby 
amended by striking out sections 65, 66, 67, and 70, and inserting 
in place thereof the following : 

Sect. 65. Immediately after every inauguration of the city 
government the board of assessors shall meet and select one of 
their number to be chairman, and they shall elect from outside 
their OM'n body a clerk of said board, and said officers selected 
shall respectively do and perform all the duties pertaining to said 
positions as now defined by law. The clerk shall serve at the pleas- 
ure of the board, and his salary shall be fixed by the board of 
aldermen. 

Sect. 66. The board of assessors shall have an office assigned 
and furnished for that purpose by the board of aldermen. The 
clerk shall attend to the duties of such office regularly not less 
than six hours during the business hours of each day. Sundays 
and holidays, and such reasonable leaves of absence, as may be 
voted him by the board, excepted ; but he shall not be obliged so 
to attend in the afternoon on Saturdays. The assessors shall keep 
their office open daily, except Sundays and legal holidays. 

Sect. 67. The board of assessors shall hold regular meetings 
at such office for the transaction of business during stated hours 
on at least one day in each week throughout the year, and the 
board shall hold such additional meetings in the daytime or 



1915] Chapter 271. 323 

evening as may be necessary to give all taxpayers a convenient 
opportunity to be heard. 

Sect. 70. The board of aldermen may by ordinance authorize Assistant as- 
the board of assessors to employ assistants to aid in making the ''^^^°'^®- 
list of ratable polls, such assistants to be employed for such time 
and for such compensation as shall be fixed by the board of alder- 
men. It may also by ordinance authorize the employment of such 
clerical assistance as may be required by the board of assessors, 
and fix the amount to be expended for such assistance. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 271. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 308, LAWS OF 1913, ENTITLED 
"an ACT EXEMPTING FROM LOCAL TAXATION A HOTEL IN THE CITY 

OF MANCHESTER." 

Section | Section 

1. Exemption authorized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 308, Law§ of 1913, is hereby Exemption au- 
amended by striking out from said section the figures "1915" 
and inserting instead thereof the figures 1917, so that said sec- 
tion shall read as follovrs: Section 1. If a hotel, the building 
for which shall cost not less than two hundred thousand dollars, 
shall be erected and opened for business in the city of Manches- 
ter on or before April first, 1917, such hotel building may, by 
vote of the city council, be exempted from all local taxes by said 
city of Manchester for the term of ten years from said date : 
provided, however, that the assessors of said city shall annually 
appraise such hotel building, and the valuation determined upon 
for the same shall be added to the valuation of all other property 
in said city of Manchester to determine the total valuation for the 
purposes of state and county tax, and such hotel building shall 
be assessed for said state and county tax ; and said assessors shall 
also annually appraise the land on which said building may be 
erected, and said land shall be taxed at the same rate as other 
property in said city. 

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

passage. 

. [Approved March 10, 1915.] 



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CHAPTER 272. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE VOTE OP THE TOWN OF PLYMOUTH AT A 
MEETING HELD ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1911, EXEMPT- 
ING CERTAIN PROPERTY OP THE DRAPER-MAYNARD COMPANY OP SAID 
TOWN PROM TAXATION. 



Vote legalized : 
property ex- 
empted. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 

1. Vote legalized; property exempted. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the vote of the town of Plymouth at a legal 
meeting held in said town on the eighth day of February, 1911, 
which vote was in the following terms, "Resolved, that any estab- 
lishment which may be erected and put in operation by the Draper- 
Maynard Company in the town of Plymouth for the manufacture 
of sporting goods, and the capital used in operating the same, 
be exempted from taxation for the term of ten years, ' ' be and here- 
by is ratified, legalized, and confirmed ; and all buildings and the 
personal property contained therein, and the capital used in 
operating any establishment erected and put in operation by said 
Draper-Maynard Company in consequence of the vote of said town, 
shall be and hereby is exempted from all taxation, except the state 
and county tax, for the term of ten years as specified in said vote. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 273. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER. 



To have five 
wards. 



Section 












1. 


Divided 


into 


five 


wai 


ds. 


2. 


Ward 


1. 










3. 


Ward 


2. 










4. 


Ward 


3. 










5. 


Ward 


4. 











Section 

6. Ward 5. 

7. Certain officers continued. 

8. Repealing clause. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The city of Dover hereby is, and shall continue to 
be, divided into five wards, which shall be constituted as follows: 



1915] Chapter 273. 325 

Sect. 2. The dividing lines between Wards 1 and 2 of said city Ward i. 
shall hereafter be as follows : Commencing on the line of the town 
of Rollinsford, on the old road leading from Garrison Hill to South 
Berwick, thence by said road westerly by the dwelling house 
formerly occupied by Harrison Haley to the junction of said road 
with the road leading from Willaud's pond, so called, to Dover; 
thence southerly by the center of Central avenue to the center of 
the bridge over the Cocheco river; thence westerly in a direct line 
to the center of the river at the foot of Chestnut street ; and all of 
the territory in said city lying northerly of said above described 
line, and between said Cocheco river and the town lines of Rollins- 
ford and Somersworth, shall be included in and constitute Ward 1 
of said city. 

Sect. 3. Ward 2 shall contain all that part of said city lying Ward 2. 
northerly of said Cocheco river not included in Ward 1 as herein- 
before set forth, excepting that part of said city included between 
said river and a line commencing at the center of Central-avenue 
bridge over said river; thence running by the center of said Cen- 
tral avenue to its junction with Chapel street ; thence by the center 
of Chapel street to Portland street ; thence by the center 
of Portland street to Cocheco street; thence by Cocheco street to 
Rogers street; thence to the Cocheco river in a direct line which, 
if continued, would join Payne street at its junction with the 
lane leading to the Hale farm. 

Sect. 4. The dividing line between Wards 3 and 4 in said city Ward 3. 
shall hereafter be as follows: Connnencing at a line separating 
Dover from the town of Madbury at a point where said line is 
crossed by the tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad, thence 
running by said railroad track to the center of the bridge where 
the Littleworth road crosses said railroad ; thence by the center 
of Silver street to Locust street ; thence by the center of Locust 
street to Hale street ; thence by the center of Hale street to Central 
avenue ; thence by the center of Central avenue to Orchard street ; 
thence by Orchard street to Walnut street ; thence by Walnut 
street to Waldron street ; thence by a direct line to the center of the 
Cocheco river at the foot of Chestnut street ; and all the territory 
in said city lying northerly or northwesterly of the above described 
line, and between said line and the boundaries of Wards 1 and 5 
as constituted by this act, shall be included in and constitute Ward 
3 in said city. 

Sect. 5. Ward 4 in said city shall contain all the territory in Ward 4. 
said city lying southerly of the Cocheco river not included in Ward 
3 as constituted in this act, excepting that part included between 
said river and the line commencing at the junction of Cocheco 
street wuth Rogers street, thence running in a direct line to the 



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Ward 5. 



Certain officers 
continued. 



Repealing clause. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



junction of Payne street with the lane leading to the Hale farm; 
thence easterly by the center of Payne street to Niles street, so 
called ; thence by the center of Niles street to the terminus of said 
street ; thence westerly in a direct line to the junction of Hanson 
street with Sonnet street ; thence westerly by the center of Sonnet 
street to George street ; thence westerly by the same direct line to 
the northeasterly corner of laud of the Jonas D. Townsend estate ; 
thence to the junction of Kirkland street with Central avenue; 
thence by the center of Central avenue to Hale street, and the 
boundary line of Ward 3. 

Sect. 6. Ward 5 in said city shall consist of and include all 
that part of said city not contained within wards 1, 2, 3, and 4 as 
herein constituted and established. 

Sect. 7. Any person or persons having residence in that part 
of said city embraced within the boundaries of Wards 2 and 3 
prior to the passage of this act, and who were duly chosen by the 
qualified voters of said Wards 2 and 3 to serve as members of the 
city councils of said city at the annual election held in said 
city November 24, 1914, shall continue to hold the office for the 
term for which he or they were elected. 

Sect. 8. All acts and parts of acts in the charter of said city 
of Dover or laws of the state inconsistent with the provisions of 
this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect and be in force upon its 
passage. 



[Approved March 10, 1915. 



CHAPTER 274. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE M^ARD LINES OF THE CITY OP MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Divided into thirteen wards. 

2. Representatives to general coiirt. 

3. Present ward officers, where to act. 

4. New ward officers provided for. 



Section 

5. First election, when held; certain 

officers continued. 

6. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House ejf Representatives im 
General Court convened: 



To have thirteen 
wards. 



Section 1. The ward lines of the city of Manchester are hereby 
changed and the said city divided into thirteen wards, which shall 
be constructed as follows : 



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Ward No. 1 shall include that part of the city bounded by the ward No. i. 
following described lines : Beginning at a point on the Manchester- 
Hooksett town line at its intersection with the center line of the 
Neal road, thence westerly by said center line of the Neal road to 
the center line of the Mammoth road; thence southwesterly by 
the center line of the Smyth road to the center line of Webster 
street ; thence westerly by the center line of Webster street to the 
center line of Beech street; thence southerly by the center line 
of Beech street to the center line of Salmon street ; thence westerly 
by the center line of Salmon street to the center line of Elm street ; 
thence westerly by the center line of West Salmon street to the cen- 
ter line of Canal street ; thence westerly by the center line of West 
Salmon street extended westerly to the center line of Coolidge ave- 
nue ; thence northeasterly and northerly by the center line of 
Coolidge avenue to the center line of Amoskeag street ; thence 
westerly by the center line of Amoskeag street and the old road to 
the center line of Gardner street ; thence westerly by the center 
line of Gardner street and the center line of Gardner street ex- 
tended to the Manchester-Goffstown town line; thence northerly 
by the Manchester-Goffstown town line to the Manchester-Hooksett 
town line ; thence easterly, northerly, easterly, southerly, and 
southeasterly by the Manchester-Hooksett town line to the center 
line of the Neal road. 

Ward No. 2 shall include that part of the city bounded by th'^ Ward No. 2. 
following described lines: Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the center line of West 
Salmon street ; thence easterly by the center line of West Salmon 
street and Salmon street to the center line of Beech street ; thence 
northerly by the center line of Beech street to the center line of 
Webster street ; thence easterly by the center line of Webster street 
to the center line of the Smyth road ; thence northeasterly by the 
center line of the Smyth road to the center line of the Mammoth 
road ; thence easterly by the center line of the Neal road to the 
Manchester-Hooksett town line ; thence southeasterly by the Man- 
chester-Hooksett town line to the Manchester- Auburn town line ; 
thence southerly by the Manchester-Auburn town line to the cen- 
ter line of the Candia road ; thence southwesterly by the center 
line of the Candia road to the center line of Bridge-street exten- 
sion; thence westerly by the center line of Bridge-street extension 
to the Mammoth road ; thence westerly by the center line of Bridge 
street to the westerly line of Derryfield park; thence northerly by 
the Avesterly line of Derryfield park to the center line of Orange 
street ; thence westerly by the center line of Orange street to the 
center line of Elm street ; thence northerly by the center line of 
Elm street to the center line of West Brook street ; thence westerly 



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by the center line of West Brook street to the center line of the 
Merrimack river. 
Ward No. 3. Ward No. 3 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines: Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of Chestnut street with the center line of Orange street, 
thence easterly by the center line of Orange street to the westerly 
line of Derryfield park; thence southerly by the westerly line of 
Derryfield park to the center line of Bridge street; thence east- 
erly by the center line of Bridge street to the center line of the 
Mammoth road ; thence southerly by the center line of the Mam- 
moth road to the center line of Concord street extended easterly ; 
thence westerly by the center line of Concord street extended and 
the center line of Concord street to the center line of Chestnut 
street ; thence northerly by the center line of Chestnut street to 
the center line of Orange street. 
Ward No. 4. Ward No. 4 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines : Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of Union street with the center line of Concord street, 
thence easterly by the center line of Concord street and the center 
line of Concord street extended to the center line of the Mammoth 
road ; thence southerly by the center line of the Mammoth road to 
the center line of the Hall road ; thence southerly by the center 
line of the Hall road to the center line of Laurel street extended 
easterly ; thence westerly by the center line of Laurel street ex- 
tended and the center line of Laurel street to the center line of 
Union street ; thence northerly by the center line of Union street 
to the center line of Concord street. 
Ward No. 5. Ward No. 5 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines : Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of Elm street with the center line of Orange street, 
thence easterly by the center line of Orange street to the center 
line of Chestnut street ; thence southerly by the center line of 
Chestnut street to the center line of Concord street ; thence easterly 
by the center line of Concord street to the center line of Union 
street ; thence southerly by the center line of Union street to 
the center line of Willow street ; thence northwesterly and north- 
erly by the center line of Willow street to the center line of Hay- 
ward street ; thence westerly by the center line of Hayward street 
to the center line of Elm street ; thence northerly by the center 
line of Elm street to the center line of Orange street. 
Ward No. 6. Ward No. 6 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines : Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of Maple street with the center line of Laurel street, 
thence easterly by the center line of Laurel street and the center 
line of Laurel street extended to the center line of the Hall road ; 



1915] Chapter 274. 329 

thence northerly by the center line of the Hall road to the center 
line of the Mammoth road ; thence northerly by the center line of 
the Mammoth road to the center line of Bridge-street extension; 
thence easterly by the center line of Bridge-street extension to 
the center line of the Candia road; thence northeasterly by the 
center line of the Candia road to the Manchester-Auburn town 
line ; thence southerly by the Manchester- Auburn town line to the 
center line of the Island Pond road ; thence northwesterly by the 
center line of the Island Pond road to the center line of the Mam- 
moth road; thence northerly by the center line of the Mammoth, 
road to the center line of Massabesic street ; thence northwesterly 
by the center line of Massabesic street to the center line of Valley 
street; thence westerly by the center line of Valley street to the 
center line of Wilson street; thence northerly by the center line 
of Wilson street to the center line of Spruce street ; thence west- 
erly by the center line of Spruce street to the center line of Maple 
street; thence northerly by the center line of Maple street to the 
center line of Laurel street. 

Ward No. 7 shall include that part of the city bounded by" the waid xo. 7. 
following described lines: Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of Union street with the center line of Laurel street, 
thence easterly by the center line of Laurel street to the center 
line of Maple street; thence southerly by the center line of Maple 
street to the center line of Spruce street; thence easterly by the 
center line of Spruce street to the center line of Wilson street; 
thence southerly by the center line of Wilson street to the center 
line of Vinton street ; thence westerly by the center line of Vinton 
street to the center line of Willow street ; thence northwesterly by 
the center line of Willow street to the center line of Union street ; 
thence northerly by the center line of LTnion street to the center 
line of Laurel street. 

Ward No. 8 shall include that part of the city bounded by the ward xo. 8. 
following described lines: Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the center line of Cove 
street extended westerly, theiice easterly by the center line of Cove 
street extended and the center line of Cove street to the center 
line of Elm street ; thence southerly by the center line of Elm 
street to the center line of Hayward street ; thence easterly by the 
center line of Hayward street to the center line of Willow street ; 
thence southerly and southeasterly by the center line of Willow 
street to the center line of Vinton street ; thence easterly by the 
center line of Vinton street to the center line of Wilson street ; 
thence northerly by the center line of Wilson street to the center 
line of Valley street ; thence easterly by the center line of Valley 
street to the center line of Massabesic street ; thence southeasterly 



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by the center line of Massabesic street to the center line of the 
Mammoth road; thence southerly by the center line of the Mam- 
moth road to the center line of the Island Pond road ; thence east- 
erly and southeasterly by the center line of the Island Pond road 
to the Manchester- Auburn town line; thence southerly by the 
Manchester-Auburn town line to the Manchester-Londonderry 
town line; thence westerly and southerly by the Manchester-Lon- 
donderry town line to the Manchester-Litchfield town line ; thence 
northwesterly by the Manchester-Litchfield town line to the center 
line of the Merrimack river; thence northerly by the center line 
of the Merrimack river to the center line of Cove street extended 
westerly. 

Ward No. 9. Ward No. 9 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines : Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the center line of West 
Brook street extended westerly, thence easterly by the center line 
of West Brook street extended and the center line of West Brook 
street to the center line of Elm street; thence southerly by the 
center line of Elm street to the center line of Cove street ; thence 
westerly by the center line of Cove street and the center line of 
Cove street extended to the center line of the Merrimack river; 
thence northerly by the center line of the Merrimack river to the 
center line of West Brook street extended westerly. 

Ward No. 10. Ward No. 10 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines : Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the Manchester-Bedford 
town line, thence westerly, northerly, and westerly by the Man- 
chester-Bedford town line to the Manchester-Goffstown town line ; 
thence northerly by the Manchester-Goffstown town line to the cen- 
ter line of the Piscataquog river ; thence southeasterly by the cen- 
ter line of the Piscataquog river to the center line of the Merri- 
mack river ; thence southerly by the center line of the Merrimack 
river to the Manchester-Bedford town line. 

Ward No. 11. Ward No. 11 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines : Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the center line of the 
Piscataquog river, thence northwesterly by the center line of the 
Piscataquog river to the center line of Schuyler street extended 
westerly ; thence easterly by the center line of Schuyler street ex- 
tended, the center line of Schuyler street, and the center line of 
Schuyler street extended to the center line of the Merrimack river ; 
thence southerly by the center line of the Merrimack river to the 
center line of the Piscataquog river. 

Ward No. 12. Ward No. 12 shall include that part of the city bounded by the 

following described lines: Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the center line of Schuvler 



1915J Chapter 274. 331 

street extended, tlieuce westerly by the center line of Schuyler 
street extended, the center line of Schuyler street, and the center 
line of Schuyler street extended to the center line of the Pis- 
cataquog river; thence northwesterly by the center line of the 
Piscataquog river to the center line of Amory street extended; 
thence easterly by the center line of Amory street extended and the 
center line of Amory street to the center line of McGregor street ; 
thence northerly by the center line of McGregor street to the cen- 
ter line of West Bridge street ; thence easterly by the center line of 
West Bridge street to the center line of the Merrimack river ; thence 
southerly by the center line of the Merrimack river to the center 
line of Schuyler street extended. 

Ward No. 13 shall include that part of the city bounded by the ward No. 13. 
following described lines: Beginning at the intersection of the 
center line of the Merrimack river with the center line of West 
Bridge street, thence westerly by the center line of West Bridge 
street to the center line of McGregor street; thence southerly by 
the center line of McGregor street to the center line of Amory 
street ; thence westerly by the center line of Amory street and the 
center line of Amory street extended to the center line of the 
Piscataquog river; thence northwesterly by the center line of the 
Piscataquog river to the center line of Gardner street extended; 
thence easterly by the center line of Gardner street extended and 
the center line of Gardner street to the center line of the old road ; 
thence easterly by the center line of the old road to the center line 
of Amoskeag street ; thence easterly by the center line of Amoskeag 
street to the center line of Coolidge avenue; thence southerly and 
southwesterly by the center line of Coolidge avenue to the center 
line of West Salmon street extended ; thence easterly by the center 
line of West Salmon street extended to the center line of the 
Merrimack river ; thence southerly by the center line of the Mer- 
rimack river to the center line of West Bridge street. 

Sect. 2. Until a new census shall be taken by authority of this Representatives to 
state or of the United States. Ward 1 may elect three representa- 
tives to the general court, Ward 2 may elect four representatives 
to the general court, Ward 3 may elect six representatives to the 
general court. Ward 4 may elect five representatives to the general 
court, Ward 5 may elect nine representatives to the general court, 
Ward 6 may elect five representatives to the general court, Ward 
7 may elect three representatives to the general court. Ward 8 
may elect four representatives to the general court, Ward 9 may 
elect five representatives to the general court. Wards 10 and 11 
may each elect three representatives to the general court. Ward 12 
may elect four representatives to the general court, and Ward 13 
may elect five representatives to the general court. 



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Present •ward 
officers, where 
act. 



New ward 
officers. 



First election, 
when held. 



Repealing clause 
act takes effect 
on passage. 



Sect. 3. The ward officers of former Ward No. 1 shall continue 
to act as ward officers of Ward No. 1 as constituted by this act, 
until their successors are elected and qualified. The ward officers 
of former Ward No. 2 shall continue to act as ward officers of 
Ward No. 3 as constituted by this act, until their successors are 
elected and qualified. The ward officers of former Ward No. 3 
shall continue to act as ward officers of Ward No. 4 as constituted 
by this act, until their successors are elected and qualified. The 
ward officers of former Ward No. 4 shall continue to act as ward 
officers of Ward No. 5 as constituted by this act, until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified. The ward officers of former 
Ward No. 5 shall continue to act as ward officers of Ward No. 6 as 
constituted by this act, until their successors are elected and qual- 
ified. The ward officers of former Ward No. 6 shall continue to 
act as ward officers of Ward No. 8 as constituted by this act, until 
their successors are elected and qualified. The ward officers of 
former Ward No. 7 shall continue to act as ward officers of Ward 
No. 11 as constituted by this act, until their successors are elected 
and qualified. The ward officers of former Ward No. 8 shall con- 
tinue to act as ward officers of Ward No. 12 as constituted by this 
act, until their successors are elected and qualified. The ward of- 
ficers of former Ward No. 9 shall continue to act as ward officers of 
Ward No. 13 as constituted by this act, until their successors are 
elected and qualified. 

Sect. 4. The board of mayor and aldermen of the said city of 
Manchester, after the passage of this act, shall appoint the neces- 
sary ward officers for the conduct of any elections and the govern- 
ment of the newly created wards No. 2, No. 7, No. 9, and No. 10. 

Sect. 5. The first election for aldermen, councilmen, selectmen, 
and schoolcommitteemen in the thirteen Avards hereby created 
shall be hold en at the time of the next municipal election in said 
cit}^, and the present aldermen, councilmen, and schoolcommittee- 
men of Wards No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, No. 4, No. 5, No. 6, No. 7, No. 8, 
and No. 9 shall hold and exercise their respective offices during the 
term for which they were elected. 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. 



[Approved March 10, 1915. 



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333 



CHAPTER 275. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BENNINGTON HOME BENEFIT ASSO- 
CIATION, 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May enact certain by-laws. 

3. Mav conduct entertainments. 



Section 

4. Right to hold property. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Henry W. Wilson, Herbert A. Eaton, Arthur F. Corporation con- 
Bell, Allen Gerrard, George B. Griswold, and Frank G. Traxler, 
their associates and successors, are hereby made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Bennington Home Benefit Associa- 
tion of Bennington, N. H., for fraternal, charitable, benevolent, 
and social purposes ; and by that name may sue and be sued, prose- 
cute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall have 
all the powers, rights, duties, and liabilities of similar corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for the By-iaws. 
payment of benefits to those of its members who may become sick, 
or in need, and for the payment of funeral expenses of those of 
its members who may die. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may conduct musical, literary, dra- May conduct en- 

^ . "" 7.7 tertamments. 

matic, and social entertainments. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, may pur- Right to hold 
chase, take, lease, and hold by deed, gift, or otherwise, real and i''°P^'^*y- 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, 
and may improve, incumber, lease, sell, and convey, or otherwise 
dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 5. The first two 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 two days before the date of such meeting. 

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

^ f <=' passage. 



[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



334 



Chapters 276, 277. 
CHAPTER 276. 



[1915 



AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THAT PART OF THE ESTATE OP 
JOSIAH W. BROWN, LATE OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, WHICH IS 
SITUATED IN WOLFEBORO AND USED FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Property 
exempted. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 

1. Property exempted. 



Section 

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 estate of 
Josiah W. Brown located in Wolfeboro and used for school pur- 
poses in connection with Brewster Academy, together with any 
additions thereto or improvements thereon, are and shall be exempt 
from taxation so long as said property shall remain property of 
said estate and is used for the above purposes. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 277. 



Corporation con- 
stituted. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STEPHEN J. WENTWORTH CAMP NO. 
14, SONS OF VETERANS, U. S. A., OF SOMERSWORTH, N, H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. First meeting. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage; 
repeal. 



subject to 



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

Section 1. That William H. Whitehouse, John W. Dufney, 
Frank P. Waterhouse, Charles R. Bragdon, Arthur Cochrane, 
James H. Joyce, James E. Winn, R. Howard Ray, William L. 
Marston, George L. Aldrich, and William F. Russell, their as- 
sociates and successors, be and hereby are made a body corporate 
and politic by the name of Stephen J. Wentworth Camp No. 14, 
Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of Somersworth, N. H., for such moral, 
charitable, and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from 
time to time designate, and by that name may sue and be sued, 



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335 



prosecute and defend to final judgment, and shall be vested with 
all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities of 
corporations of similar nature; and may take and hold real and 
personal estate, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dol- 
lars, and the same may sell, use, and dispose of at pleasure; and 
may make and establish such by-laws and regulations as may be 
necessary for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The first five of said grantees, or either of them, First meeting. 
may call the first meeting of this corporation at such time and 
place as they may deem expedient and in such manner as they 
may think proper. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and the leg- Takes effect on 
islature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever to repeal, 
in their opinion the public good requires it. 

[Approved March 10. 1915.] 



CHAPTER 278. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HANSON FAMH.Y ASSOCIATION. 



Sectiox 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Principal place of business. 

3. Certificates of membership. 



Sectiox 

4. Officers. 

5. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. Benjamin F. Hanson, of Somersworth, New Hamp- *^^,'[P''^/*''"^ '^°''' 
shire, George W. Hanson, of Sanford, Maine, Herbert Canney, of 
Dover, New Hampshire, Mary S. Burnham, of Portland, Maine, 
and Martha N. Hanson, of Rochester, New Hampshire, descend- 
ants of Thomas Hanson, their associates, successors, and assigns, 
are hereby made a body corporate, under the name of the Hanson 
Family Association, for the purpose of maintaining an association 
among the descendants of the immigrant Thomas Hanson, who 
settled in Dover, in the state of New Hampshire, in or about the 
year 1658, and for the purpose of compiling and preserving the 
history and genealogy of the Hanson family, and with the right to 
acquire and hold personal property and the whole or any part of 
the lands owned and occupied as a homestead by said Thomas Han- 



336 



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Certificates of 
membership. 



son in said Dover, for the purpose of developing and improving 
said lands as a family memorial. 
Place of business. Sect. 2. The principal place of business of said corporation 
shall be in Dover, in the state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may issue certificates of membership 
to any descendant of said immigrant Thomas Hanson, and to the 
husband or wife of such descendant, which certificates shall spec- 
ify the number of shares which the holder thereof owns in said 
corporation, and make by-laws, not Inconsistent with the laws of 
this state, for the government of its concerns and prescribing the 
conditions on which such certificates and shares shall be issued. 

Sect. 4. The officers of said corporation shall consist of a presi- 
dent, secretary, treasurer, a board of not more than fifteen trustees, 
and such other officers as may by its by-laws be provided for. 
Such trustees shall be divided into three classes, the first to hold 
office for one year, the second for two years, and the third for three 
years ; and at the expiration of their respective terms of office their 
successors shall be elected for three years in each class. 
Subject to repeal; Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
passage. whenever the public good may require, and this act shall take ef- 

fect upon its passage. 



Officers. 



[Approved March 10, 1915. 



CHAPTER 279. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP AN ACT ENTITLED ' ' AN ACT TO ENLARGE 
AND DEFINE THE BOUNDARIES OF SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 20 IN THE 
CITY OF CONCORD, AND TO CHANGE THE NAME THEREOF," AP- 
PROVED APRIL 5, 1907. 



ECTION 

1. Boundaries of district established. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



District 

boundaries 

established. 



Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 290, Laws of 1907, is hereby 
amended by striking out the word "two" in the twelfth line of 
said section and substituting therefor the word three, so that said 
section when amended shall read as folloM^s: Sect. 2. Said dis- 
trict shall be bounded as follows : Beginning at the northeast cor- 



1915] Chapter 280. 337 

ner of the land of Hiram Eastman and on the line between Con- 
cord and Boscawen, thence southerly following the easterly 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 the 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 three in said 
city of Concord ; thence following said ward line northerly 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 & Montreal Railroad; thence northerly 
by the line of said railroad to the Concord north line ; thence west- 
erly 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. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, on passage. ^^ 

f 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 280. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE BIENNIAL ELECTION OF THE TOWN OF MONT 
VERNON, HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1914. 

Section | Section 

1. Election legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Whereas, the warrant for the biennial election of Election legalized, 
the town of Mont Vernon, county of Hillsborough, held on the third 
day of November, 1914, was not posted the full number of days re- 
quired by statute prior to said biennial election, and whereas said 
meeting and election were legal in all other respects, it is hereby 



338 



Chapter 281. 



1915 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



enacted that all acts done and elections made and declared at said 
meeting be and hereby are legalized and shall have the same force 
and effect as though said warrant had been posted the full number 
of days required by statute prior to said meeting and election, and 
they are hereby fully ratified, legalized, and confirmed. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 281. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 41, LaWS OF 1815, ENTITLED 
"an act to INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE W^IDOWS ' CHARI- 
TABLE FUND." 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. Right to hold funds. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Name changed. 



Right to hold 
ivnds. 



Section 1. That the name of said corporation as incorporated 
by Chapter 41, Laws of 1815, be changed to the New Hampshire 
Congregational Ministers' and "Widows' Fund. 

Sect. 2. That said corporation be and it hereby is empowered 
to hold funds given for the support of aged or necessitous clergy- 
men, and the necessitous families of deceased clergymen, to an 
amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars 
($150,000). 
Repealing clause; Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
on^passTge''^*^'^ hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1915.] 



1915] 



Chapters 282, 283. 



339 



CHAPTER 282. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SURETY 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 351, Laws of 1913, entitled "Au charter amended, 
act to incorporate the New Hampshire Surety Company," is here- 
by amended by adding at the end of said section the following new 
sentence : This act shall be void and inoperative unless said cor- 
poration shall be organized and begin business on or before May 
1, 1917 ; so that said section 6 as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 6. The first three persons named in this act or any two of 
them may call the first meeting of the members of the corpora- 
tion by giving to all the above named members a notice in writing 
five days before said meeting. This act shall be void and inopera- 
tive unless said corporation shall be organized and begin business on 
or before May 1, 1917. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^^^^^ ^^^<=* "'^ 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 283. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 328, LAWS OF 1909, ENTITLED 
"an act TO AUTHORIZE THE AMOSKEAG MANUFACTURING COMPANY 
TO CONSTRUCT A DAM ACROSS THE MERRIMACK RIVER BELOW GOPF'S 
FALLS," EXTENDING THE TIME FOR CONSTRUCTING THE SAME. 



Section 

1. Rights transferred to grantee's suc- 
cessor. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Chapter 328, Laws of 1909, is hereby amended by Rights transferred 

., . n .-IT., -I • Lc-A ? 5 t" grantee's suc- 

strikmg out from section i the last two words, viz., its passage, cessor. 
and inserting in place the following w^ords: May 1, 1913. And 



340 



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[1915 



Takes effect 
passage. 



all the rights, powers, privileges, liabilities, and duties by this act 
granted to and imposed upon the Ainoskeag Manufacturing Com- 
pany, a corporation organized under the laws of this state, are 
hereby granted to and imposed upon the Amoskeag Manufacturing 
Company, a voluntary association established by a declaration of 
trust, dated Manchester, N. H., September 29, 1911, and its suc- 
cessors, said association having succeeded said corporation in its 
business and become the owner of its properties ; so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 7. The provisions of this 
act shall be inoperative and void unless said dam shall be com- 
pleted within six years from and after May 1, 1913. And all the 
rights, powers, privileges, liabilities, and duties by this act granted 
to and imposed upon the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, a 
corporation organized under the laws of this state, are hereby 
granted to and imposed upon the Amoskeag Manufacturing Com- 
pany, a voluntary association established by a declaration of trust, 
dated Manchester, N. H., September 29, 1911, and its successors, 
said association having succeeded said corporation in its business 
and become the owner of its properties. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 284. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 303, LAWS OF 1909, ENTITLED " AN ACT 
TO INCORPORATE THE ST. MARY's CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT ASSOCIA- 
TION. ' ' 



SEf'TION 

1. Investment of funds. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Investment of 
funds. 



Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 303, Laws of 1909, is hereby 
amended by adding at the end of said section after the word 
"therein" the following words: or invested in such bonds or other 
securities as may be approved and permitted by the bank commis- 
sioner ; so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 
5. The funds of the association may be either loaned to the share- 
holders for such terras and purposes and upon such security as the 
committee of credit shall approve, or deposited to the credit of the 



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Cpiapter 285. 



341 



association in savings banks or trust companies incorporated under 
the laws of this state, or in national banks located therein, or in- 
vested in such bonds or other securities as may be approved and 
permitted by the bank commissioner. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 285. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE AMHERST WATER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Meetings of corporation. 

4. Right to hold property and lay pipes. 

5. Right of eminent domain. 

6. Contracts authorized. 



Section 

7. May issue notes and bonds. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Corporation is public utility. 

10. Prior act repealed; act takes effect 
on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Charles P. Dodge, William D. Clark, Frank C. Corporation con- 
Taylor, Lindley F. Wyman, Harold H. Wilkins, George K. Walker, ^ "^ ® • 
Frank M. Ackerman. and William W. Goodale, all of Amherst, in 
the county of Hillsborough, their successors, associates, and assigns, 
shall be and are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Amherst Water Company, for the purpose of constructing a system 
of pipes and water-works, and supplying individuals and corpora- 
tions in the town of Amherst, New Hampshire, with water for 
domestic use. manufacturing purposes, and the extinguishing of 
fires, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend 
to final judgment and execution, and are hereby vested with all 
the powers and subject to all tlie liabilities incident to corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of Capital stock. 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, as 
may from time to time be determined by said corporation, not ex- 
ceeding in the whole sum thirty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of this corporation Meetings. 
shall be held at such times and places and by such notices as may 
be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 



23 



342 Chapter 285. [1915 

Rigiit to hold Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase aud hold in 

pipesT*^ ^^^ '^^ fee simple, or otherwise, any real or personal estate necessary for 
the carrying into effect the purposes of this act, and said corpora- 
tion is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig ditches, and 
make excavations in any street, place, square, passageway, or high- 
way, through which it may be deemed necessary for the pipes and 
water-works of said company to pass, be, or exist, and for the pur- 
pose of placing its pipes, hydrants, stand-pipes, wells, structures, 
and such materials as may be deemed necessary for constructing 
said system of pipes and water-works and to relay and repair the 
same, subject to such regulations as to the safety of citizens and 
security of public travel as the selectmen of the town may pre- 
scribe. 
Right of eminent Sect. 5. Said Corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- 
propriate the land, water, springs, and subterranean water upon 
the William Rhodes place, so called, on the Nashua road, now 
owned by one Hodgman, and to secure said water by fence or 
otherwise, and to dig ditches, make excavations, stand-pipes, and 
reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land or enclosure through 
which it may be necessary for said pipes and water to pass, or said 
excavations, reservoirs, and water- works to be or exist, for the pur- 
pose of obtaining, holding, pi-eserving, or conducting said water 
and placing such pipes and other material and works as may be 
necessary for building or operating such water-works, or repairing 
the same ; provided, tliat if it be necessary to enter upon and ap- 
propriate any land for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower 
the level of said waters, and the said corporation shall not be able 
to agree with the owner thereof 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 
Hillsborough, have the same laid out and the damages determined, 
and said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners for 
said county, Avho shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and 
give notice thereof in the same manner as now provided by law 
for laying out highways. Said commissioners shall make report to 
said court, and said court may issue execution thereon 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. 
Contracts an- Sect. 6. Said Corporation may make contracts with individuals, 

tnonzeo. . . ' ' 

corporations, village and fire precincts, for supplying them with 
water and hydrant service, and may establish such tolls and charge 
such rents therefor as may be deemed reasonable ; and said corpora- 
tion is hereby authorized, empowered, and shall sell to said town of 



1915] Chapter 285. 343 

Amherst, or any fire precinct hereafter organized therein, all its 
works, constructions, and estate of whatever kind or nature, at a 
fair and equitable valuation, all the property, rights, privileges, and 
franchises of said corporation ; and in fixing and agreeing upon the 
proper value of said Amherst Water Company, said town of Am- 
herst, by its proper officers, is hereby authorized and empowered 
to agree with the Amherst Water 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 Amherst Water Company, and the value so fixed upon to be 
the purchase price for said property. Should said town of Am- 
herst be unable to agree with said Amherst Water Company upon 
a fair and equitable price for its property in the manner provided 
in this section, application may be made to the superior court for 
the county of Hillsborough, 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. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation is authorized to borrow money to Notes and bonds. 
defray the cost of such water-works, water rights, and land dam- 
ages, and may issue its notes, bonds, or obligations therefor, not 
exceeding one half its capital stock, actually paid in and unim 
paired, payable at such times and at such rates of interest, not ex- 
ceeding six per cent., as it may determine, and may, if it be deemed 
expedient, secure such notes, bonds, or obligations by a mortgage 
of all its estate, real, personal, and mixed, which mortgage shall be 
recorded in the office of the register of deeds for the county of 
Hillsborough. 

Sect. 8. Any two of the first named grantees may call the first I'ii'st meeting. 
meeting of the corporation by giving a printed or written notice 
to the other members at least ten days before the day of meeting, 
or by leaving such notice at their last place of abode, ten days be- 
fore such meeting. The right is hereby reserved to alter, amend , 
or repeal this charter, or any part thereof. 

Sect. 9. The corporation hereby created shall be a public is public utmty. 
utility, and shall be subject to the supervision of the public service 
commission in respect to engaging in business, capitalization, ser- 
vice, rates for service, and hi all other respects as if incorporated 
under the general law. 

Sect. 10. Chapter 380, Laws of 1913, is hereby repealed, and Prior act re- 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. effed on passage. 

f Appraved March 17, 1915.] 



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Chapter 286. 
CHAPTER 286. 



[1915 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ERROL AND BERLIN ELECTRIC RAILWAY 

COMPANY. 



Corporation 
stituted. 



Capital stock. 



How laid out in 
highways. 



Section 




Section 


1. Corporation constituted. 




7. 


Rights reserved to towns. 


2. Capital stock. 




8. 


Company to keep highways in repair 


3. How laid out in highways. 




9. 


Subject to general law. 


4. How laid out elsewhere. 




10. 


First meeting. 


5. Location of tracks. 




11. 


Takes effect on passage. 


6. Selectmen may make certain 


regula- 






tions. 









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

Section 1. N. R. Leach, Homer R. Leach, Albert W. Kelley, 
Alphonso Curtis, and Leroy H. Bragg, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name of the 
Errol and Berlin Electric Railway Company, with power to con- 
struct, maintain, and operate a railway, with convenient sidings, 
turnouts, and switches, from the northerly terminus of the Berlin 
Street Railway in the city of Berlin in the County of Coos to some 
convenient point in the town 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 railway. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
one million 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 determined 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 coun- 
cil 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 notice by 
publication to all parties interested of the time and place at which 



1915] Chapter 286. 345 

they will consider said petition for location in the public highways 
of said town ; and after a public hearing of all persons interested, 
they may make an order granting the same or any portion thereof, 
under such restrictions and upon such conditions as they may deem 
the interests of the public require; and the location thus granted 
shall be deemed to be the true location of the tracks of said rail- 
way. 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 
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 lo- 
cation, an appeal therefrom by any party interested may be had 
to the public service commission, whose decision shall be final ; and 
the expense of making such change in location shall be apportioned 
by the public service commission betM^een the railway ^nd the town, 
as such board may deem just. 

Sect. 4. All parts of said railway not located in a public high- ^ow laid out 

^ • i o elsewhere. 

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 ])ass,shall, within their respective 
municipalities, have exclusive and final jurisdiction to locate 
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 conven- 
ience and safety of the public requires such discontinuance, with- 
out incurring any liability therefor ; and from such orders there 
shall be no appeal. 

Sect. 6. Said city council and the selectmen of the towns Selectmen may 

,1 1 1 • 1 • T ' -1 in ■ 1 -I • make certain 

through which said railwav sihall pass, respectively, may designate regulations. 
the quality and kind of materials to be used in the construction of 
said railway within their said towns, and may from time to time 
make such reasonable orders, rules, and regulations, with reference 
to that portion of said railway occupying the public highways in 
their respective towns, as to the rate of speed, the manner of oper- 
ating said railway, the reconstruction of tracks, poles, wires, 
switches, and turnouts within any highway in their respective 
towns, as the interest or convenience of the public may require; 
and all designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus made or 



346 Chapter 286. [1915 

established, and all locations made by city council or selectmen, 
shall be forthwith recorded in the records of said respective towns. 
The railway company, or any persons interested, may at any time 
appeal from such designations, orders, rules, and regulations thus 
made and established to the public service commission, who shall 
upon notice hear the parties and finally determine the questions 
raised by such appeal. 
Rights reserved to Sect. 7. Said city of Berlin and said towns, for any lawful 

towns. • . . ' . "^ . . 

purpose, may take up and repair highways occupied by said rail- 
way, or may alter highways as authorized by law, without incur- 
ring any liability therefor to said corporation. 

Company to keep Sect. 8. Said railway corporation shall keep in repair, to the 

palr.^*^^ ' 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, subject 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 sus- 
tain by reason of the carelessness, negligence, or misconduct of its 
agents and servants in the construction, management, or use of 
its tracks. 

Subject to general Sect. 9. Said railway corporation shall be subject to all the 
provisions of the general laws, except as modified by the provisions 
herein. 

First meeting. 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. 

Takes effect on Sect. 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. ^ i cj 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



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Chapter 287. 



347 



CHAPTER 287. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 366, LAWS OF 1913, CHAPTER 309, 
LAWS OF 1893, AND CHAPTER 241, LAWS OF 1891, RELATING TO THE 
CITY OF ROCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Ward limits defined. 

2. Present officers not affected. 



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. Chapter 366, Laws of 1913, is hereby amended by Ward limits 
strikiug out all of sections 3 and 4 of said act and inserting in the 
place thereof the following : 

The city of Rochester is hereby divided into six wards which 
shall be constituted as follows: 

Ward No. 1 shall include all that part of said Rochester bounded Ward No. i. 
northwesterly by the town lines of Farmington and Milton, north- 
easterly by the Salmon Falls river, southeasterly by the town line 
of Somersworth, and southwesterly by a line commencing on the 
Farmington town line at the road leading past the dwelling house of 
J. E. Kimball, thence running southeasterly by said road past the 
dwelling house of Leonard W. Smith to the Portsmouth, Great 
Falls & Conway branch of the Boston & Maine Railroad, thence by 
said railroad southeasterly to its first intersection with the Wake- 
field road, thence southeasterly in a direct course to the Portland 
& Rochester Railroad at the culvert next northeasterly from the 
cellar over which formerly stood the dwelling house of the late 
Ebenezer Jacobs, thence southeasterly in a direct course to the 
intersection of the old and new roads from Rochester village to 
East Rochester near the dwelling house of Maynard Russell, thence 
by the center of said old road past the dwelling house of Frank 
P. Wentworth to the Chamberlain road, thence by the Chamberlain 
road (but excluding all inhabitants residing upon it) to the road 
from Rochester village to Great Falls, thence by said road south- 
easterly to the easterly corner of the homestead farm of George D. 
Pike, thence southwesterly by said Pike's land to a point on a line 
with the Chamberlain road aforesaid, thence southeasterly on a 
line with said Chamberlain road to said branch of said Boston & 
Maine Railroad, thence by said railroad to the town line of Som- 
ersworth. 

Ward No. 2 shall include all that part of said Rochester bounded Ward No. 2. 
northwesterly by a line commencing on the Cocheco river at a 
passway on the northwesterly side of land of Victoria A. Hodgdon 
in Rochester village, thence. by said passway northeasterly to the 



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Ward No. 3. 



Ward No. 4. 



junction of Spring and Sheridan streets, thence by Spring street 
to Charles street at the junction with Knight street, thence by 
Knight street to Main street, thence by Main street to Winter 
street, thence by Winter street to Adams street, thence by Adams 
street to said old road leading from Rochester village to East 
Rochester, thence by said old road to the Chamberlain road afore- 
said, northeasterly by the southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 1, 
including all inhabitants residing upon said Chamberlain road, 
southeasterly by the town line of Somersworth, to the track of the 
Dover, Somersworth & Rochester Street Railway, thence running 
northwesterly by said railway track to Jeremiah Richardson's 
Corner (so called), thence northwesterly by the old Dover road, 
past the dwelling house of Sarah A. McDuffee, to the track of the 
Worcester, Nashua & Rochester branch of the Boston & Maine 
Railroad, thence southwesterly by said railroad to the Cocheco riv- 
er, thence northwesterly by said river to the passway aforesaid. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of said Rochester bounded 
easterly by that part of the boundary line of Ward No. 2 which 
runs from the Somersworth line to the Cocheco river, thence by 
said river to a point where the Hurd brook enters the same, thence 
by said brook to the point where it passes under the road leading 
to the French Catholic cemetery, thence by said road northerly 
to the road leading from Rochester to Barrington, thence cross- 
ing said road and running northwesterly by the road lying east of 
the residence of Charles A. Allen to the Meaderboro road, thence 
turning and running northwesterly by said Meaderboro road to 
the junction of the Sampson road and the Meaderboro road, thence 
running northwesterly on said Sampson road to the intersection of 
said road with another road near the residence of Moses Page, 
thence running in a straight line in continuation of the Sampson 
road to the Farmington town line, thence southwesterly on said 
Farmington town line to the Strafford town line, thence south- 
easterly by the town lines of Strafford and Barrington to the 
Dover line, thence northeasterly by the boundary lines of Dover 
and Somersworth to the point begun at. 

Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of said Rochester com- 
mencing at the junction of the Hurd brook with the Cocheco river, 
thence running northerly by said river to Bridge street, thence by 
said Bridge street northeasterly to North Main street, thence north- 
erly by said North Main street to Strafford square, thence north- 
westerly by Walnut street to Twombly street, thence northeasterly 
by said Twombly street to said North Main street, thence northerly 
by said North Main street and the Farmington road to the Farm- 
ington town line, thence southeasterly by the boundary line of 
Ward No. 3 to said junction of the Hurd brook with the Cocheco 
river. 



1915] Chapter 288. , 349 

"Ward No. 5 shall include all that part of said Rochester bounded Ward No. 5. 
northwesterly by the town line of Farmington, northeasterly by 
the southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 1, southeasterly by a line 
commencing on the Portland & Rochester Railroad at its inter- 
section with the southwest bounds of Ward No. 1, thence running 
southwesterly by said railroad to Autumn street, thence by said 
Autumn street to Wakefield street, thence crossing said Wakefield 
street to said North Main street, thence by said North Main street 
to said Bridge street to the bounds of Ward No. 4, thence westerly 
by said North Main and Walnut streets, following the boundary 
lines of Ward No. 4 as herein before defined to the Farmington town 
line at the point begun at. 

Ward No. 6 shall include all that part of said Rochester not Waid No. 6. 
embraced in the other wards as herein constituted. 

Sect. 2. All present incumbents of the city offices shall serve i^iesent officers 
out their unexpired terms for the several wards to which they were " 
elected, and have the same powers and duties in every respect as 
if section 1 of this act had not been adopted. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing clause; 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. In p^^^^ '^^'" 

[Approved March 17, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 288. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF COLEBROOK TO EXEMPT HOTEL 
PROPERTY FROM LOCAL TAXATION. 

Section | Section 

1. Authority granted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The town of Colebrook is authorized to exempt Authority granted. 
from local taxation for a time, not exceeding ten years, the golf 
club building and other buildings actually used in connection with 
the golf course which is a part of the hotel property of Henry S. 
Hale. This act does not authorize said town to exempt from taxa- 
tion any farm property or land owned by said Hale in said town. 

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

^ r- o passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



350 



Chapters 289, 290. 



1915 



CHAPTER 289. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BERLIN TO APPROPRIATE MONEY [N 
AID OP THE ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL OF SAID CITY. 



Section 

1. Authority granted. 

2. Male nurse to be provided. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Authority granted. SECTION 1. The city of Berlin, ill the county of Coos, is hereby 
authorized and empowered to appropriate and pay over to the 
St. Louis Hospital, in said city, as a contribution toward its sup- 
port and maintenance, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars 
each year for a period not exceeding ten years, to be paid from any 
funds in the city treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 2. A trained male nurse shall be in regular attendance 
upon all male patients in said hospital. 

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



Male nurse to be 
provided. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 290. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE GRANITE LODGE NO. 1056, LOYAL ORDER OP 
MOOSE OF BERLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Payment of benefits. 

3. Right to hold property. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the S'snate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Ovide J. Coulombe, Charles E. Clark, Thomas 
H. Milligan, C. E. Bushey, Alexander Hamilton, Eugene Bean, L. 
H. Wilkins, and R. P. Griffith, their associate members of said 
lodge and their successors, be and hereby are made a body politic, 
incorporate by the name of Granite Lodge No. 1056, Loyal Order 
of Moose of Berlin, N. H., for charitable and benevolent purposes, 
and by that name may sue, be sued, prosecute and defend all 
actions to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby 



1915] Ch-\pter291. 351 

are made subject to all liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Se€t. 2. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for the Payment of 
payment of weekly benefits to those of its members who may be- 
come sick and for payment of funeral expenses of those who may 
die, and may also make such other by-laws and regulations as they 
are authorized to make by the supreme lodge of the order, not in- 
consistent wdth the laws of this state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and R'ght '» ^oM 

propGrty. 

personal estate by purchase, gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise to the 
amount of not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and may 
dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 4. The dictator of the lodge may call the first meeting of F'''^* meeting. 
this corporation at such time and place and in such manner as he 
may think proper, at which time the necessary and usual officers 
may be chosen. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act Subject to repeat. 
whenever the public good may require it. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^^kes effect oa 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 291. 

AN ACT TO legalize THE VOTE OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD TAKEN ON 

MARCH 9, 1915. 

Section I Section 

1. Action legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The action of the town school district of the town Action ieganze«. 
of Stratford, in the county of Coos, taken on March 9, 1915, where- 
by it was voted that the town purchase a site and erect thereon and 
equip a new school building in said town, and that said town dis- 
trict issue bonds to the amount of thirty thousand dollars, bearing 
not less than four per cent, nor more than four and one half per 
cent, interest, payable October 1 of each year, is hereby confirmed 
and legalized. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



352 Chapters 292, 293. [1915 

CHAPTER 292. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER, 
HAMPTON & AMESBURY STREET RAILWAY EMPLOYEES' RELIEF ASSO- 
CIATION. 

Section | Section 

1. Charter amended. • ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Charter amended. SECTION 1. Sectioii 2 of chapter 233, Laws of 1901, is hereby- 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following words : and 
for the payment of funeral expenses of such of its members as 
may decease ; so that said section as amended shall read : Sect. 2. 
Said association may receive funds from any source, and hold 
and dispose of the same as trustee for the aid and relief of sick 
and disabled members by the payment of sick benefits, and for the 
payment of funeral expenses of such of its members as may de- 
cease. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 293. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, 
1813 ENTITLED "an ACT TO INCORPORATE A NUMBER OP THE 
INHABITANTS OF THE TOW^N OF MILFORD AND OTHER TOWNS 
AD.JACENT IN THE COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH INTO A RELIGIOUS 
SOCIETY BY THE NAME OF THE FIRST BAPTIST SOCIETY IN MILFORD," 
AND OTHER ACTS IN AMENDMENT THERETO. 

Section 1. Annual meetings, when to be held. 

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

Annual meetings. SECTION 1. The Said First Baptist Society in Milford is author- 
ized and empowered to hold its annual meeting upon the first 
Tuesday of February in each year, or such other date as the by- 
laws of said society may provide. 

[Approved March 24, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 294, 295. 353 

CHAPTER 294. 

AN ACT RATIFYING AND CONFIRMING CERTAIN PROCEEDINGS OP THE 
TOWN OF LITTLETON AT ITS TOWN MEETING HELD ON THE NINTH 
DAY OF MARCH, 1915. 

Section I Section 

1. Proceedings ratified and confirmed. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The votes of the town of Littleton passed at its Proceedings rati- 
annual meeting held on the ninth day of March, 1915, with refer- ermed^*^ """^ 
ence to the payment or temporary refunding of forty thousand 
dollars of town bonds maturing April 1, 1915, which votes author- 
ize the selectmen, in case an immediate liquidation of the securities 
in the town's sinking fund would result in undue loss, to borrow 
the whole or a part of the sum necessary for the payment of said 
bonds on temporary notes of the town payable at maturity out of 
said sinking fund, are hereby ratified, confirmed, legalized, and 
made valid in all respects, and any notes issued pursuant to said 
votes shall be valid and binding obligations of said town and may 
be paid out of said sinking fund as provided in said votes. 

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

■^ jr o passage. 

[Approved March 30, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 295. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF 
THE TOWN OF FARMINGTON. 

Section | Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The proceedings of the special meeting of the town proceedings 
of Farmington, holden in said town on the twenty-fifth day of'"^'*"^®^' 
April, 1913, are hereby legalized, ratified, and confirmed. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



354 



Chapters 29G, 297. 



1915 



CHAPTER 296. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 299, LAWS OP 1911, ENTITLED " AN ACT 
IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF 
THE CITY OF MANCHESTER, ESTABLISHING THE OFFICE OF OVERSEER 
OF THE POOR PROVIDED UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE, CHAPTER 
291, SESSION LAWS OF 1909." 



Section 

1. Prior act repealed. 



Section 

2. Repealinj. 



clause; act takes effect on 



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

Prior act repealed. SECTION 1. Chapter 299, Laws of 1911, is hereby repealed. 

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



Repealing clause; 
act takes effect 
on passage. 



Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 297. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF LACONIA. 



Section 

1. School district established. 

2. Subject to existing law. 

3. Board of education continued. 



Section 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



District created. 



Subject to 
existing law. 



Board of educa- 
tion continued. 



Section 1. There is hereby created and established within the 
limits of the city of Laconia a single school district which shall be 
called the Laconia School District. 

Sect. 2. Said district shall be subject to all the laws now exist- 
ing or which may be hereafter enacted pertaining to town school 
districts. 

Sect. 3. The board of education, as now constituted, shall con- 
tinue in office until their respective terms of office shall expire. 

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



Repealing clause; 

act takes effect on n i . i n , i w j 

passage. are hereby repealed, and this act shall take ettect upon its passage 



[Approved March 31, 1915. 



1915] 



Chapter 298. 



355 



CHAPTER 298. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 194, LAWS OF 1897, 
ENTITLED "aN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR SUBURBAN 
CEMETERIES IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE." 



Section 

1. Trustees may purchase adjoining 
land. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 3, chapter 194, Laws of 1897, bv Purchase of ad- 

'■ . . 7 .' joining land. 

adding at the end of said section the following : Said board of 
trustees shall have the same power and authority as cities and 
towns now or hereafter may have in such preijiises, to acquire, by 
purchase or otherwise, land adjoining said cemeteries, to be used 
in connection therewith for the same purposes; so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 3. The proceeds of sale 
of lots or rights of burial, appropriations by the city councils, or 
other moneys, except as hereinafter provided, received for said 
cemeteries, shall be paid into the city treasury, to be kept separate 
from any other funds of the city, and subject to the order of said 
trustees, and shall be devoted to the care, improvement, embellish- 
ment, and enlargement of said cemeteries under the direction of 
said trustees. Said board of trustees shall have the same power- 
and authority as cities and towns now or hereafter may have in 
such premises, to acquire, by purchase or otherwise, land adjoining 
said cemeteries, to be used in connection therewith for the same 
purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all Takes effect on 
other acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby re- clause. 
pealed. 



[Approved March 31, 1915. 



356 



Chapter 299. 
CHAPTER 299. 



[1915 



Mayor and 
council. 



Supervisors of 
check-list. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OP THE CITY OF ROCHESTER, KNOWN 
AS CHAPTER 241 OF THE LAWS OF 1891, ENTITLED "aN ACT TO 
ESTABLISH THE CITY OF ROCHESTER," AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 

309, LAWS OF 1893, and chapter 366, laws of 1913. 



Section 

1. Mayor and council. 

2. Supervisors of check-list. 

3. Ward officers. 

4. Mayor, powers, duties, and salary of. 

5. Election of couneilmen. 

6. City clerk. 

7. Prior provisions repealed. 



Section 

8. Prior provisions repealed. 

9. Takes effect upon adoption. 

10. Vote upon adoption, how and when 

taken ; form of ballots ; return of 
votes and recount. 

11. Takes effect, when. ^ 



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

Section 1. Amend section 3 of chapter 241, Laws of 1891, by 
striking out the word "eighteen" from the fourth line and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word six, and by adding after the words 
' ' city council ' ' in the last line thereof the following : and each 
councihnan shall receive two dollars for each session of the city 
council he shall attend ; so that said section shall read as follows : 
Sect. 3. The administration of all the fiscal, prudential, and 
municipal affairs of said city and the government thereof shall be 
vested in one principal officer to be called the mayor, and one 
board consisting of six members to be called the council, the 
members whereof shall be called couneilmen, and the mayor and 
council shall sit and act together and compose one body, and in 
their joint capacity shall be denominated the city council, and each 
councilman shall receive two dollars for each session of the city 
council he shall attend. 

Sect 2. Further amend said act by striking out the whole of 
section 7. and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 7. 
Each ward at every biennial election shall choose by ballot and 
plurality vote one supervisor of the check-list, and the mayor shall 
on the first Wednesday of January next following each biennial 
election nominate one supervisor of the check-list, who, upon be- 
ing confirmed by a vote of three or more members of the council, 
shall hold office for the term of two years. The persons thus 
chosen shall constitute a board of supervisors of check-lists of all 
the wards of the city, and the member chosen by the mayor and 
city council shall be chairman of the board. All vacancies oc- 
curring in the board shall be filled by nomination of the mayor 
and confirmed by vote of three or more couneilmen. 



1915] Chapter 299. 357 

Sect. 3. Amend section 13 of said act by striking out from the Ward officers, 
last line thereof the words "the city council" and adding thereto 
the following : nomination of the mayor confirmed by vote of three 
or more councilmen; so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : Sect. 13. At each annual election a moderator and town 
clerk shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters of each ward, 
who shall hold their respective offices for the term of one year ; and 
at the first annual election after the adoption of this act three 
selectmen shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters of each 
ward to serve, one for the term of one year, one for the term of 
two years, and one for the term of three years ; and at each annual 
election thereafter one selectman shall be chosen by and from the 
legal voters of each ward to serve for the term of three years. All 
vacancies in any of said offices in any ward shall be filled by nom- 
ination of the mayor confirmed by vote of three or more council- 
men. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 14 of said act by inserting after the Mayor, powers, 
word ' ' aldermen ' ' in the fourth line thereof the following : He of! "'^' ^"^ ^^ ^"^^ 
shall be the chief executive officer of the city and shall cause all 
its laws and ordinances to be enforced and executed ; he shall an- 
nually in the month of January nominate an assistant city clerk, 
city treasurer, tax collector, highway commissioner, superintendent 
of water-works and sewers, a board of health (to consist of a city 
physician, overseer of the poor, and sanitary officer), a board of 
tax assessors consisting of three members, city solicitor, city mar- 
shal, assistant city marshal, night watchman, one or more police- 
men at East Rochester, one or more policemen at Gonic, a chief 
engineer of the fire department, assistant engineers, and such other 
officers and agents of the city as he may deem necessary, all of 
M^hom shall be qualified voters of the city; and when his nomina- 
tions shall be confirmed by vote of three or more councilmen duly 
assembled, said officers shall be elected, and entitled to the offices to 
which they have been nominated by the mayor, and shall hold 
their respective offices for the term of one year and until others 
are elected and qualified in their stead, and all vacancies occurring 
in any of said offices, in the school board, or board of supervisors, 
shall be filled in the same manner. And the mayor shall have gen- 
eral supervision of the conduct of all the city officers and agents 
and shall cause all the affairs and business of the city to be so 
performed and conducted that the best results and highest ef- 
ficiency of every department shall be obtained, and shall cause all 
officers and agents of the city to be prosecuted for violations or 
neglect of duty, and with the approval vote of three or more coun- 
cilmen may remove any of said officers and agents from office. 
Further amend said section by striking out the words "four hun- 

24 



358 Chapter 299. [1915 

dred" from the thirteenth line and inserting in place thereof the 
words one thousand ; so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: Sect. 14. The mayor shall be chosen annually, and shall 
have a negative upon all the actions of the council to which his 
veto power would extend had the city government herein consti- 
tuted provided for a board of aldermen. He shall be the chief 
executive officer of the city and shall cause all its laws and ordi- 
nances to be enforced and executed ; he shall annually in the 
month of January nominate an assistant city clerk, city treasurer, 
tax collector, highway commissioner, superintendent of water- 
works and sewers, a board of health (to consist of a city physician, 
overseer of the poor, and sanitary officer), a board of tax assessors 
consisting of three members, city solicitor, city marshal, assistant 
city marshal, night watchman, one or more policemen at East 
Rochester, one or more policemen at Gonic, a chief engineer of 
the fire department, assistant engineers, and such other officers 
and agents of the city as he may deem necessary, all of whom 
shall be qualified voters of the city ; and when his nominations 
shall be confirmed by vote of three or more councilmen duly as- 
sembled, said officers shall be elected, and entitled to the offices to 
which they have been nominated by the ma^^or, and shall hold 
their respective offices for the term of one year, and until others 
are elected and qualified in their stead, and all vacancies occurring 
in any of said offices, in the school board, or board of supervisors, 
shall be filled in the same manner. And the mayor shall have gen- 
eral supervision of the conduct of all the city officers and agents 
and shall cause all the affairs and business of the city to be so per- 
formed and conducted that the best results and highest efficiency 
of every department shall be obtained, and shall cause all officers 
and agents of the city to be prosecuted for violations or neglect of 
duty, and with the approval vote of three or more councilmen may 
remove any of said officers and agents from office. He shall also 
preside in the meetings of the city council, but shall have no vote 
except in case of an equal division. Whenever the mayor shall be 
absent or disabled by sickness or otherwise, or whenever the office 
of mayor shall become vacant by death, resignation, or otherwise, 
the council may choose one of their members to be chairman, who 
shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the mayor 
during his absence or disability, and in case of a vacancy until a 
mayor shall be elected and qualified to fill it. The mayor shall 
receive an annual salary of one thousand dollars, to be paid him 
at stated periods out of the city treasury, and said salary shall be 
in full for services of every kind rendered by him in the discharge 
of all duties pertaining to his office. 



1915] Chapter 299, ^ 359 

Sect. 5. Amend section 15 of said act by striking out the whole Election of coun- 
and inserting in place thereof the following : Sect. 15. At the '^^^^^^' 
annual election of the city to be held on the first Tuesday of 
December, 1915, and at every annual election of said city there- 
after, one councilman shall be chosen by and from the qualified 
voters of each ward, to serve for the term of one year. 

Sect. 6. Amend section 17 of said act by striking out the whole City clerk, 
thereof after the word "met" in the third line and inserting in 
place thereof the following : The mayor shall nominate a city 
clerk, who, upon being confirmed bj^ vote of three or more coun- 
cilmen, shall also be clerk of the city council ; so that said section 
as amended shall, read as follows: Sect. 17. The mayor and 
council shall annually, on the first Wednesday of January, meet 
for the purpose of taking the oaths of their respective offices ; and 
when so met the mayor shall nominate a city clerk, who, upon be- 
ing confirmed by vote of three or more councilmen, shall also be 
clerk of the city council. 

Sect. 7. Further amend said act by striking out the whole Prior provisions 
of sections 18 and 19 thereof. lepeae . 

Sect. 8. Further amend said act by striking out the whole of Prior provisions 
sections 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27 thereof. " '"'''"^• 

Sect. 9. All other parts of the original charter of said city, Takes effect upon 
and all of the special acts since passed in amendment thereto, not ^ "p*'""- 
inconsistent with these provisions, are continued in force ; all parts 
thereof inconsistent with these provisions are repealed by this 
act. But this act shall not take effect unless adopted by a majority 
of all votes cast at a special election to be held in the city of 
Rochester on the fourth day of May, 1915, in accordance with the 
provisions of the following section. 

Sect. 10. The selectmen of the several wards in said city shall vote upon adop- 
w^arn the meetings to be holden in their respective wards to pass ^'.hen taken ° form 
upon the adoption of this act, in the manner required for the warn- ;;*^ ^'o'tef an/re""^" 
ing of regular biennial elections. They shall insert in their war- count. 
rant an article providing for taking the sense of the qualified vot- 
ers upon the following question: Shall the provisions of an act 
entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Rochester, 
known as chapter 241 of the Laws of 1891, entitled 'An act to es- 
tablish the city of Rochester,' and amendments thereto" be 
adopted ? The city clerk shall seasonably furnish to the selectmen 
of the several wards the requisite number of warrants and copies 
of the same in proper form for posting and making their return 
thereof. The city clerk shall prepare the ballots for use at said 
election. The number of ballots furnished for use in each ward 
shall be the same as is by law required to be furnished for use at 
regular biennial elections, and the laws governing the preparation 



360 Chapter 299. [1915 

and furnishing of ballots by the secretary of state for use at regu- 
lar biennial elections shall be followed by the city clerk so far as 
applicable. The ballots shall bear on their face the words City of 
Rochester, Special Election, May 4, 1915, and the question: Shall 
the provisions of an act entitled "An act to amend the charter of 
the city of Rochester, known as chapter 241 of the Laws of 1891, 
entitled 'An act to establish the city of Rochester' and amend- 
ments thereto" be adopted? Beneath said question shall be printed 
the word "Yes" and the word "No," with a square immediately 
opposite each of said words and the voter shall indicate his choice 
by making a cross in the appropriate square. The ballots shall be 
indorsed on the back "City of Rochester, Special Election, May 4, 
1915, Official Ballot," with a fac simile signature of the city clerk. 
Said election shall be conducted by the regular election officers in 
each ward, and all laws applicable to regular biennial elections 
with reference to the correcting, revising, use, and preservation of 
check-lists, the preparation of voting places, the manner of con- 
ducting the election, the counting, record, and return of votes, the 
sealing and preservation of ballots and tally-sheets, and the duties 
of election officers, shall apply to and govern said election, except 
as herein expressly modified. The polls shall be open for the re- 
ception of ballots in each' ward from ten o'clock in the forenoon 
until four o'clock in the afternoon. The official return of the vote, 
and the ballots and tally-sheets, duly sealed up, shall be delivered 
by the ward clerks to the city clerk within four hours after the 
close of said election. The city clerk shall seasonably furnish to the 
several ward clerks suitable blanks for making such returns. The 
board of mayor and city council shall meet at two o'clock in the 
afternoon of Thursday, May 6, 1915, at the council chamber. The 
city clerk shall at that time open and lay before them the returns 
of the votes in the several wards, and they shall canvass the returns 
and declare the result, which shall be duly recorded by the city 
clerk. If it shall appear that a majority of those voting at said 
election have voted in the affirmative, this act shall be declared to 
have been adopted ; otherwise, it shall be declared not to have been 
adopted. Ten or more legal voters of the city may within one 
week after such canvass file with the city clerk a petition in writ- 
ing, requesting a recount of the votes cast at said election. In 
such case, the city clerk shall within three days thereafter, in the 
council chamber, open the packages containing the ballots used 
at said election, in presence of the mayor and city council and 
such others as may choose to attend. The mayor and city council 
shall thereupon recount the ballots and declare the result, which 
shall be duly recorded by the city clerk, and shall be conclusive as 
to the result of said election. Said election shall be deemed to be 



1915] Chapter 300. 361 

an election' within the meaning of all penal statutes of the state 
relating to offences against the purity of elections, the conduct of 
elections, and the duties of supervisors of the check-list, modera- 
tors, ward clerks, selectmen, inspectors of elections, and all other 
persons having any duties to perform with reference to said elec- 
tion. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect as to the preliminaries of I'akes eflCect, 
and the holding and conduct of the city election to be held on the 
fourth day of May, 1915, upon its passage, and for all other pur- 
poses M'hen approved by a majority of the votes cast in said city 
election as aforesaid ; and, if a majority of the votes so cast shall 
be in favor of adopting the provisions of this act, then the terms 
of office of every member of the city council and of all officers and 
agents of said city shall terminate at ten o'clock in the forenoon 
of the first Wednesday of January, 1916. 

[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 300. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 222, LAWS OP 1905, AS AMENDED BY 
CHAPTER 325, LAV^^S OP 1911, ENTITLED ''aN ACT TO AUTHORIZE 
THE TOW^N OP W^OODSTOCK TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN AN 
ELECTRIC LIGHT AND POWDER PLANT." 

Section I Section 

1. Purchase of other plants authorized. 2. 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 1, chapter 222, of the Laws of 1905, Purchase of other 
as amended by chapter 325 of the Laws of 1911, by inserting after 
the word "vote," in next to the last line of said section, the fol- 
lowing words, to purchase any or all rights that any person, firm, 
or corporation may have in any electric lighting plant in the 
towns of Woodstock and Lincoln and, and by adding after the 
word "constructed," at the end of said section, the words, or pur- 
chased, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Section 1. The town of Woodstock is hereby authorized to con- 
struct and maintain an electric light plant, for the purpose of 
generating and supplying electricity to light the streets and build- 



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ings in said town and other purposes, and may distribute, convey, 
and supply the same by metallic wires, or by any other suitable 
means upon poles erected for that purpose, or in other convenient 
ways, in any public street or highway in said town, and may relay 
and repair the same, having proper regard for the rights of the 
public. Said town is hereby authorized by a major vote to pur- 
chase any or all rights that any person, firm, or corporation may 
have in any electric lighting plant in the towns of Woodstock and 
Lincoln and to lease or sell at public or private sale said electric 
light plant or such part thereof as may be constructed or pur- 
chased. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
act takes effect on ^^^ hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 31, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 301. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CEMETERIES IN THE TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD. 



Section 

1. Trustees provided for. 

2. Powers of trustees. 

3. To mal^e all regulations. 



Section 

4. Custody of funds. 

5. Annual report of trustees. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Trustees provided 
for. 



Powers of 

trustees. 



Section 1. The control and management of the public ceme- 
teries in the town of Rollinsford shall be vested in a board of six 
trustees, of which the chairman of the board of selectmen shall be 
a member ex-officio. The first five trustees shall be George H. 
Yeaton, William F. McNally, Joseph D. Roberts, Annie W. Baer, 
and Ella E. Plumer, who shall hold their offices for one, two, three, 
four, and five years respectively, in the order named. Whenever a 
vacancy occurs by the expiration of any of their terms, or the 
term of any trustee hereafter to be elected, it shall be filled by the 
joint ballot of the board of trustees and the selectmen in conven- 
tion, for a terra of five years. Any vacancy for any other cause 
shall be filled in the same manner only for the unexpired term. 

Sect. 2. The board of trustees shall have and exercise all the 
power and authority now or hereafter vested in the town by law, 
relative to expending appropriations made by the town for its 



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public cemeteries, or to receiving, managing, and expending any 
funds and the income thereof now held or hereafter left in trust 
for the care and improvement of public or private cemeteries with- 
in said town, or of burial lots therein. 

Sect. 3. The trustees shall make all ordinances and regulations To make au 
governing the cemeteries in the town, and shall appoint a super- ^^^^ 
intendent who shall be paid by the town a reasonable sum for his 
services. Said trustees shall serve without pay. 

Sect. 4. The town treasurer shall have the custody of all mou- Custody of funds. 
eys, trust funds, and securities controlled by said board of trustees, 
and shall pay out the same only upon orders of said board, or of 
such members or officers as said board may designate for that pur- 
pose. 

Sect. 5. The trustees shall annually report to the town an ac- Annual report, 
count of their financial operations. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes eflfeot on 

passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 302. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MANCHES- 
TER, RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE MAYOR. 



Section 

1. All claims to be audited. 

2. Mayor to approve expenditures and 

salary increases. 

3. To supervise city officials and control 

expenditures. 



Section 

4. To define scope of departments. 
.5. "Department," meaning of. 
6. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Section 1. No bill or claim of any kind against the city of au ciaima to be 
Manchester, contracted for or authorized by any city official, city 
department, board, trustee, or any other agent or agents having 
control of the expenditure of any of the money appropriated for 
the use of said city or for the use of any of the departments above 
specified, shall be paid by the city treasurer until first audited by 
the city auditor. 

Sect. 2. No vote, contract, bargain, agreement, compact, rule, Mayor to approve 
regulation, or resolution proposed or adopted, or which may here-saiair increases. 



364 Chapter 302. [1915 

after be proposed or adopted, by the school board, the police com- 
missioners, the trustees of the city library, the board of water com- 
missioners, the department of buildings, the board of assessors, the 
trustees of any of the cemeteries, or any other city department, 
committee, board, trustee, official, or agent of the city of Manches- 
ter binding said city, or which in any way penalizes said city, or 
authorizes or contemplates the expenditure of any money appro- 
priated by said city for any purpose in excess of the amount ex- 
pended or appropriated for that purpose in the year immediately 
preceding (unless an appropriation for that purpose has been 
made), shall be valid or in any way construed to be the act of 
said city unless approved by the mayor prior thereto ; and the 
salary of any official, employee, or agent, either in the employ of 
said city or in the employ of any of the departments of 
said city above mentioned, shall not be raised or increased by vote, 
agreement, or stipulation of any kind, or be changed or altered so 
as to add to or increase the financial burden of the city on account 
of salaries (except by previous appropriation), unless by a vote or 
resolution in writing to that effect, which in every case must be 
presented to and approved by the mayor before the same becomes 
valid, effective, or binding on said city ; and if so approved by the 
mayor, said vote or resolution shall be filed in the office of the 
city clerk. This act shall not apply to the board of mayor and 
aldermen. 
To supervise city Sect. 3. The uiayor, in addition to other powers now conferred 
troi expenditures, upou him, shall havc authority over and be charged with the re- 
sponsibility for the official condiict of all other city officials, agents, 
employees, or other persons who are now or may hereafter be ap- 
pointed or elected by the mayor, the board of mayor and aldermen, 
the board of common council, or the city councils, and shall have 
general supervision and control over the expenditure of all money 
appropriated by said city, and shall have all the power and author- 
ity necessary to properly carry out and enforce the provisions of 
this act and all other acts relating to the powers and duties of 
the mayor, which shall include the power to suspend or otherwise 
discipline'^ as the mayor shall deem advisable for the best inter- 
ests of the city. 
To define scope of Sect. 4. The mayor shall have the power to define the scope 
par men s. ^^^ extent of the various city departments which are now or here- 
after may be established ; and the board of mayor and aldermen, 
or the board of common council, shall appropriate money in bulk 
for each of said city departments according to the provisions of 
chapter 301, Laws of 1909, entitled "An act in relation to city 
officials, commissioners, trustees, and other persons having control 
of the public funds of the city of Manchester." 



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Sect. 5. The word ''department" as used in this act shall in- ■Department," 

1 • 1 • 1 1 i?i meaning of. 

elude every city department which is now or may be hereaiter 
established by law or created by the ordinances of said city, 
whether the members thereof are elected, or appointed by the 
mayor, or by the board of mayor and aldermen, or by the board 
of common council, and shall include every city official, trustee, 
commissioner, or other agent or employee who is elected or ap- 
pointed as aforesaid, or Avho has the expenditure of any money 
appropriated by said city. 

Sect. 6. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith or ii^ JcTta&effecron 
any way repugnant to the meaning of the provisions of this act passage. 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 303. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LOWER BARTLETT AND INTERVALE WATER 

COMPANY. 



Section 


Section 


1. Corporation constituted. 


6. 


Rates for service. 


2. Capital stock. 


7. 


Right of eminent domain. 


3. Meetings. 


8. 


Contracts authorized. 


4. Right to hold property. 


9. 


May issue notes and bonds 


.5. May take certain waters and con- 


10. 


First meeting. 


struct works. 


11. 


Is public utility. 



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



Section 1. That Walter Pitman, Whitman C. McGill, and Corporation 

. constituted. 

George L. Nute, all of Bartlett in the county of Carroll, and their 
associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Lower Bartlett and 
Intervale Water Company, for the purpose of furnishing and dis- 
tributing through that part of the town of Bartlett known as Inter- 
vale, otherwise known as Lower Bartlett, by subterranean pipes, 
an adequate supply of water, for the purpose of extinguishing 
fires, sprinkling streets, domestic and mechanical purposes, and 
by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 
judgment and execution, and are hereby invested with all the 
powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature. 



366 Chapter 308. [1915 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 

such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by the directors of said 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of fifteen thousand 
dollars. " 

Meetings. Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpora- 

tion shall be held at such times and places and upon such notice 
as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Right to hold Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold 

property. -^^ ^^^ simple, Or Otherwise, any real or personal estate necessary 

and proper for carrying into effect the purposes of this act. 

May take certain Sect. 5. Said Corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- 

Sruc? w^o^ks."*"^ l^ropriate the waters of the east branch of the Saco river, and also 
is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig ditches, and 
make excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any 
land, highway, or enclosures in the towns of Bartlett and Jackson 
through which it may be deemed necessary for said pipes and 
water to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs and water-works to 
1)6 or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or 
conducting said water and placing said pipes, other materials, or 
Avorks, as may be necessary for building and operating such water- 
works, pipe lines, or other structures appertaining to, or for re- 
pairing the same. 

Rates for service. Sect. 6. Said Corporation shall have power to regulate the use 
of water by it furnished and distributed, to contract with in- 
dividuals and corporations for the use of the same, and establish 
such rules and charge such rentals as shall be deemed reasonable. 

Right of eminent Sect. 7. Said Corporation may erect such dams, reservoirs, 

domain. . , ., ^ . n ,i * , , i 

stand-pipes, buildmgs, and other structures as may be necessary 
for such water-works, and maintain all other machinery and ap- 
paratus used in the operation of said water-works. All acts 
authorized by this and preceding sections shall be subject to such 
regulations for the safety of citizens and others and security of 
public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of the towns 
of Bartlett and Jackson. Provided, that if it shall be necessary to 
enter upon and appropriate said east branch of the Saco river, or 
lands, highways, enclosures, or other property mentioned in this 
and aforesaid sections, and the said corporation shall not be able to 
agree with the riparian or other owners thereof for the damages 
that may be done by said corporation, or the owners shall be un- 
known, either party may apply to the superior court for the county 
of Carroll to have the same laid out and damages determined, 
and said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners 
for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing 



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and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now provided by- 
law for laying out highways. Said commissioners shall make re- 
port to said court, and said court may issue execution thereon ac- 
cordingly ; but if either party shall desire it, upon application to 
said court before reference to said commissioners, he shall have a 
trial by jury under such regulations as the court may prescribe. 
Applications under this section may be made, notice ordered and 
returned, reports filed, and all hearings had, except jury trials, on 
any day or days during a session of said court in said county, as 
the court may order. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may make any contract with any Contracts 
municipality, person, or corporation to furnish water, hydrants, 
and other means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, domestic, 
mechanical, and such other purposes as may be necessary and 
proper, and any said municipality is hereby authorized to contract 
with said corporation for the use of said water hydrants, or other 
apparatus for the proper uses of such municipality, and may 
raise and appropriate money therefor, and said towns of Jackson 
and Bartlett may exempt said corporation from taxes for a period 
of ten years by a major vote of those present and voting at any 
town meeting. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation is authorized to borrow money to Notes and bonds, 
defray the cost of such water-works, water rights and land dam- 
ages, and may issue its notes, bonds, or obligations therefor, not 
exceeding one half its capital stock actually paid in and unim- 
paired, paj^able at such times and at such rates of interest, not 
exceeding six per cent., as it may determine, and may, if it be 
deemed expedient, secure such notes, bonds, or obligations by a 
mortgage of all its estate, real, personal, and mixed, which mort- 
gage shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds for 
the county of Carroll. 

Sect. 10. Any two of the incorporators herein named may First meeting. 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving notice in writ- 
ing to each of the incorporators of the time and place of the meet- 
ing at least seven days before the day of meeting, or by leaving 
the same at his last and usual place of abode, or by publishing the 
same in some newspaper in the county ; and at said meeting, or 
any adjourned meeting thereof, or any subsequent meeting, as- 
sociates may be admitted, all proper officers chosen, the capital 
stock fixed, and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be 
deemed necessary to carry into effect the business of the corpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 11. The corporation hereby created shall be a public is public utility, 
utility, and shall be subject to the supervision of the public serv- 



368 Chapter 304. ' [1915 

ice commission in respect to engaging in business, capitalization, 
service, rates for service, and in ail other respects as if incorporated 
under the general law. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 304. : 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OP NASHUA TO ISSUE BONDS. 

Section I Section 

1. Authority granted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Authority granted. SECTION 1. The city of Nasliua is hereby authorized, for the 
purpose of funding and refunding its outstanding and floating 
indebtedness existing on December 31, 1914, and not incurred 
thereafter, as said indebtedness shall be determined under the 
provision of section 50 of part I, chapter 427, Laws of 1913, en- 
titled "An act to revise the charter of the city of Nashua," in- 
cluding therein a certain promissory note numbered 781 ^nd dated 
September 1, 1905, payable to trustees of sinking fund, in the 
sum of six thousand dollars, to raise, appropriate, and borrow 
money to an aggregate amount not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars and to issue its bonds therefor on the credit 
of the city. Said issue of bonds is to be in addition to bonds 
already issued on or before December 31, 1914, and then outstand- 
ing, and shall not exceed the said amount of one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, and in no event shall exceed said outstand- 
ing and floating indebtedness as the same is determined as afore- 
said, and shall be signed by the mayor and countersigned by the 
treasurer of the city, and shall have the city seal. Said issue of 
bonds shall be due and payable at such time, not more than twenty 
years from their date of issue, and in such amounts and in such 
manner, either serially or as a sinking fund issue, as the board 
of aldermen of said city may determine, at a rate of interest to 
be fixed by said board, not exceeding four per centum per annum. 
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 holder 



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thereof shall be obliged to see to the existence of the purpose of 
the issue, or to the regularity of any of the proceedings by virtue 
of which said bonds are issued, or to the application of the pro- 
ceeds of such issue. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



' CHAPTER 305. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 5, CHAPTER 224, LAWS OF 1903, AND TO 
REPEAL CHAPTER 421, LAWS OP 1913, ESTABLISHING A VILLAGE 
DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF LISBON. 



Section 

1. Powers of commissioners. 

2. Prior act repealed. 



Sectiox 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 5, chapter 224, Laws of 1903, by Powers of 
striking out all of said section and substituting therefore the fol- ^'o^^'s^*""®"- 
lowing : Sect. 5. The commissioners shall have, within the dis- 
trict, all the powers conferred by existing law upon the mayor and 
aldermen of cities respecting highways, sidewalks, and sewers; all 
the powers of city councils to regulate the use of public highways, 
sidewalks, and commons, as prescribed in sub-section VII, section 
10, chapter 50, of the Public Statutes; all the powers" of selectmen 
of towns respecting the locating and licensing of lines of wire, 
poles, and other structures of telegraph, telephone, electric light, 
and power companies, as prescribed in chapter 81 of the Public 
Statutes, and respecting the granting of permits for riding 
bicycles without limit of speed, as prescribed in chapter 93, Laws 
of 1897, and respecting the protection and preservation of orna- 
mental and shade trees, as prescribed in chapter 40 of the Public 
Statutes and chapter 85, Laws of 1895 ; all the powers of firewards 
as prescribed in chapter 115 of the Public Statutes, and of city 
councils as prescribed by sub-section VIII, section 10, chapter 50, 
of the Public Statutes. The commissioners shall control and 
direct the expenditure of all moneys raised under authority of the 
district and by the town for expenditure in the district. They shall 
have sole authority to appoint a highway surveyor in said district, 
and in default of such appointment shall tliemselves perform the 



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Prior act 
repealed. 
Takes effect on 



duties of that office. The surveyor or commissioners performing 
the duties of highway surveyor in the district shall give bond to the 
town to account for all money coming into their hands and for 
the proper care and custody of the property of the town or district 
Avhich may come into their custody or control, and shall be deemed 
officers of the town. Nothing in this act shall be construed to im- 
pose anj^ distinct or special liability upon the district respecting 
highways which is not by law imposed on any other highway 
district in said town. The commissioners shall have, within the 
district, all the powers of selectmen of towns conferred by chapter 
114 of the Public Statutes and amendments thereto, respecting the 
licensing of shows, billiard tables, and bowling alleys. 

Sect. 2. Chapter 421 of the Laws of 1913 is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 306. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OP DUBLIN TO PROTECT SOURCES OF 
WATER SUPPLY AND CONSTRUCT W^TER-WORKS. 



Section 

1. Water- works authorized. 

2. Right of eminent domain. 

3. Contracts authorized. 

4. Board of water commissioners. 



Section 

5. Duties of commissioners. 

6. Appropriations authorized. 

7. Payment of bonds. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Water-works 
authorized. 



Section 1. The town of Dublin in the county of Cheshire is 
hereby authorized and empowered to acquire, construct, manage, 
maintain, and own suitable works, structures, and rights, for the 
purpose of protecting the sources of water supply in said town, 
for the preservation and improvement of health, and for tlie pur- 
pose of introducing into and distributing through the villages in 
said town, or any part of said town, an adequate supply of pure 
Avater in subterranean pipes, or otherwise, for extinguishing fires, 
for the use of its citizens and others, and for such other public, 
private, and mechanical purposes as said town may from time to 
time authorize and direct ; and for that purpose may take, pur- 
chase, 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 may excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, place, 



1915] Chapter 306. 371 

square, passageway, highway, common, or other land or place, over 
or through which it may be deemed necessary and proper for 
building, constructing, and extending said works, and may relay, 
change, enlarge, and extend the same from time to time whenever 
said town shall deem necessary, and repair the same at pleasure, 
having due regard for the safety and welfare of its citizens and 
security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter upon. Right of eminent 
take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds in said town '^°°^*'°- 
of Dublin, or any rights or interests therein, and to secure, by fence 
or otherwise such streams, springs, or ponds, and dig ditches and 
canals, make excavations or reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon 
any land or enclosure through which it may be necessary for said 
works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, pre- 
serving, or conducting water for said purposes, or any of them, 
and placing such pipes or other materials, or works, as may be 
necessary for building and operating such aqueduct and works, 
or for repairing the same, and to acquire, construct, and maintain 
dams and other structures for the purposes aforesaid, or any of 
them ; provided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appro- 
priate any streams, spring, pond, or any land, or right or easement 
therein, for the purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level 
of the same by dam or otherwise, and if said town shall not agree 
with the owner or owners thereof for the damage that may be done 
by said town, or such owner or owners shall be unknown, said 
town, or -said owner or owners or party injured, may apply to the 
trial term of the superior court for the county within which such 
stream, spring, pond, or land is situate, to have the same laid out 
and the damages determined, and said court shall refer the same 
to the county commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a 
time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same 
manner as is now provided by law for laying out highways, and 
said commissioners shall make report to said court, and said court 
may issue execution accordingly. If either party shall desire, 
they shall be entitled to a trial by jury, in such manner and under 
such regulations as the court may prescribe, in the same manner as 
appeals from the award of damages in the case of laying out of 
highways. 

Sect. 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract Contracts 
with individuals and corporations, whether citizens of said town ^^ ^'^'^^ * 
or hot, 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. 



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Water commis- 
sioners. 



Duties of com- 
missioners. 



Appropriations 
suthorized. 



Sect. 4. For the more convenient management of said works, 
the said town may place the construction, management, control, 
and direction of said works in a board of commissioners of works, 
to consist of three citizens of the town, said commissioners to be 
vested with such powers and duties relating to the constructing, 
control, and management of the same as may from time to time be 
prescribed by said town. Their term of office shall be for three 
years and until their successors are elected and qualified. The 
term of one shall expire at the first annual meeting in said town 
after the first board is elected, one at the second annual meeting 
held thereafterward, and one at the third annual meeting held 
thereafterward, and after the first election one shall be elected for 
three years at each annual meeting to fill the occurring vacancy; 
provided, also, that the term of service of the commissioners first 
elected shall be designated at the time of their election, or said 
commissioners may be appointed by the selectmen of said town if 
the town fail to elect, or if the town at any meeting vote to 
authorize and instruct the selectmen to appoint said commissioners. 

Sect. 5. The compensation of said commissioners shall be fixed 
by the town. They shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of 
their duties. They shall annually organize by choosing one of 
their number as chairman of the board, and said board shall ap- 
point a clerk and a superintendent of the works, and such other 
officers and agents as they may deem necessary, and shall thereupon 
furnish the town clerk a certificate of such organization, and the 
town clerk shall record the same in the records of the town. The 
commissioners shall fix the 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 two remaining members 
of the board shall fill such vacancy temporarily by appointing a 
citizen of said town, in writing, which shall be filed with the town 
clerk and recorded by him on the records of the town ; and the 
person so appointed shall hold the office until the next annual 
town meeting after his appointment, when the town shall elect a 
commissioner to fill out the unexpired term, if any, of the person 
whose office became vacant and was so temporarily filled by ap- 
pointment. Said commissioners shall annually make a report to 
the town, at the same time other officers of town report, of the 
condition of the works financially and otherwise, showing the 
funds belonging to their department and the expense and income 
thereof, with such other facts and information as the town should 
have, which report shall be published in the annual report of said 
town each year. 

Sect. 6. Said town is also authorized and empowered, at any 



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special, annual, or biennial meeting, by a major vote of those 
present and voting, to raise by taxation and appropriate, or to 
borrow or hire, such sums of money on the credit of the town as 
may from time to time be deemed necessary and expedient, for 
the purpose of defraying the expenses of purchasing real estate, 
rights in real estate, water rights, streams, springs, ponds, and 
other rights and property, as aforesaid, and for constructing, 
maintaining, repairing, extending, enlarging, and operating said 
works, such indebtedness not to exceed at any one time thirty 
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. 

Sect. 7. Said town is hereby authorized and empowered to Payment of bonds, 
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. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage ; and the Takes effect on 
selectmen of said town are authorized and empowered to call a 
meeting of said town for the purpose of acting upon any of the 
provisions of this act in the manner provided for calling special 
meetings of the voters of said town, without petition therefor. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 307. 

AN ACT TO PERMIT THE TOWN OP WINCHESTER TO RAISE MONEY FOR 
THE CARE AND REPAIR OF THE CITIZENS' CLOCK. 

Sectiox I Section 

1. Authority granted. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The town of Winchester may raise not to exceed Authority granted. 
the sum of fifty dollars yearly for the care and repairs of the 
citizens' clock now installed in the belfry of the Universalist 
church in the village of Winchester. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 

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374 



Chapters 308, 309. 



[1915 



CHAPTER 308. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF SALEM TO CONTRACT WITH THE 
TOWN OP METHUEN FOR A WATER SUPPLY. 



Section 

1. Contract authorized. 

2. Extension of Methuen water-works. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Contract 
authorized. 



Extension of 
Methuen water- 
works. 



Takes effect on 



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

Section 1. The town of Salem in the county of Rockingham 
is hereby authorized and empowered to contract with the town 
of Methuen in the state of Massachusetts for an adequate water 
supply for extinguishing fires and for the use of its citizens and 
others, and for such other public, private, and mechanical pur- 
poses as said town of Salem may from time to time authorize and 
direct. 

Sect. 2. Said town of Salem is also authorized, by a majority 
vote of those present and voting at any annual or special meeting 
called for that purpose, to grant the privilege to said town of 
Methuen to extend its water-works, and manage and maintain the 
same in those parts of the town of Salem which lie in the vicinity 
of Wilson's Corner and Hampshire Roads, so called. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 309. 

AN ACT IN amendment OP AN ACT ENTITLED "aN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
LACONIA LODGE, NO. 876, OP THE BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER 
OF ELKS," PASSED AT THE SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE IN 1915. 



Section 

1. Right to hold property. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Right to hold 
property. 



Section 1. Amend said act by striking out the words and 
figures in section 2 of said act, "not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand dollars (.$25,000)," and inserting in place thereof the words 



1915] Chapter 310. 375 

and figures, not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. Said 
corporation may purchase, take, and hold by deed, gift, or devise, 
or otherwise, real and personal estate in the name of the corpora- 
tion to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), 
and may improve, sell and convey the same property at its 
pleasure. They shall have all the rights and powers and be sub- 
ject to the same duties as corporations of a similar nature, 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, and may perform any other business not incon- 
sistent with the rules of the Grand Lodge or the statutes of this 
state. 

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

'■ i c3 passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 310. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION CERTAIN PROPERTY SITUATED IN 
TPIE TOWN OF WOLFEBORO, KNOWN AS THE LIBBY MUSEUM, AND 
CONTENTS. 

Section I Section 

1. Property exempted. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the building known as the Libby Museum, Property 
situated in the town of Wolfeboro, owned by Dr. Henry F. Libby ^''®™p*'' • 
and used by him for the benefit of the public, for charitable and 
educational purposes, and for the general public welfare, and the 
personal property therein contained, also maintained and used for 
said purposes, be exempt from taxation so long as said building 
and contents are used for said above mentioned purposes and free 
of charge to the public, as above provided. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pa^sage^*^**'* °° 

[Approved April 7, 1915.] 



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Chapter 311. 
CHAPTER 311. 



[1915 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT PRECINCT IN NORTH 

CONWAY. 



Precinct estab- 
lished ; limits 
defined. 



Powers of 
precinct. 



Section 

1. Precinct established; 

2. Powers of precinct. 
.3. Officers, how chosen. 



limits defined. 



Sectiox 

4. Taxes, how assessed. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. A village improvement precinct is hereby estab- 
lished in that part of the town of Conway known as North Con- 
way, to comprise the territory, with its inhabitants, situated 
within the following described limits : Starting at the southeast- 
erly corner of Louisa Jones land on Maine Central Railroad, thence 
running north on said railroad to the so-called mill stream ; thence 
following the so-called mill stream to the Bartlett road ; thence 
westerly on the so-called Bartlett road to the westerly side of 
Kearsarge road ; thence southerly on the so-called Kearsarge road 
to the northeast corner of M. L. Mason's timber lot; thence west- 
erl}^ on the M. L. Mason line to the Maine Central Railroad ; thence 
northerly to the junction of the Boston & Maine Railroad ; thence 
southerly on the Boston & Maine Railroad to the southerly line of 
the Helen Merriman estate ; thence on said southerly line westerly 
to Saco river ; thence southerly on Saco river to the southerly line 
of G. H. and J. Z. Shedd intervale land ; thence on said line to south- 
westerly corner of Louisa Jones land ; thence easterly on southerly 
line of said Jones land across the Boston & Maine Railroad and 
the state highway to point begun at. 

Sect. 2. The inhabitants of the above described territory are 
hereby made a body politic and corporate under the name of the 
North Conway Village Improvement Precinct, for the purpose of 
lighting and sprinkling the streets and highways within said ter- 
ritory or its more thickly settled portions ; and in relation to such 
lighting and sprinkling, said precinct shall have all the powers 
and privileges with which towns, or village districts organized 
under chapter 53 of the Public Statutes, or amendments thereof, 
now are or hereafter may be invested in relation to like objects. 
At its first meeting, any subsequent annual meetings, or any 
special meeting called for the purpose, by majority vote of the 
legal voters present and voting at such meeting, said precinct may 
contract or authorize its commissioners to contract with individuals 
and corporations for lighting any of the streets and highways 



1915] Chapter 311. 377 

within said territory by electricity or otherwise, for sprinkling the 
streets and highways aforesaid with water, oil, or other prepara- 
tions and removing waste matter from said streets and highways, 
and may raise and appropriate, or authorize its commissioners to 
borrow and hire on the credit of the precinct, such sums of money 
as may from time to time be deemed necessary or advisable for 
carrying out the provisions of such contracts or otherwise effectu- 
ating the purposes of this act. 

Sect 3. The officers of said precinct shall consist of a oncers, how 

^ . . chosen. 

moderator, a clerk, a treasurer, three commissioners, and such 
other officers and agents as the voters thereof may deem necessary 
for managing the precinct's affairs. Said moderator, clerk, 
treasurer, and commissioners shall be elected by ballot, by majority 
vote of the legal voters present and voting, at the first and each 
subsequent annual meeting of the precinct; shall hold office until 
the next annual meeting and until their successors are chosen or 
appointed or qualified, and shall respectfully possess and perform 
the same powers and duties in respect to the precinct's meetings 
and business affairs that corresponding officers of village districts 
organized under chapter 53 of the Public Statutes possess and 
perform in respect to like matters. Said commissioners shall fill 
any vacancies that arise in their own body or in any other precinct 
office in the manner provided in section 7 of said chapter, shall 
execute upon behalf of the precinct all contracts or notes 
authorized by it, shall have supervision of the carrying out of 
all votes adopted by the precinct wdth reference to street lighting, 
sprinkling, and improvement as aforesaid, and may exercise any 
other power possessed by the precinct which may be conferred 
upon them by majority vote of the legal voters present and voting 
at a precinct meeting, except the raising and appropriation of 
money. 

Sect. 4. All votes to raise money shall be certified by the clerk Taxes, how 
of said precinct to the assessors of the town of Conway, the sums 
so voted shall be assessed and collected in the same manner as 
other taxes in said town, and aggrieved parties shall have the 
same remedies as in the cases of such other taxes. At each annual 
meeting of the precinct, said commissioners shall render to the 
voters thereof an account of their doings and of the receipts and 
expenditures of the precinct for the year preceding. 

Sect. 5. James L. Gibson, Andrew D. Davis, and William R. First meeting. 
Carter, or either of them, may call the first meeting of legal voters 
of said precinct in the same manner that town meetings are called 
by the selectmen. Said first meeting shall be held as soon as may 
be after the passage of this act, and the subsequent annual meet- 



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Chapter 312. 



[1915 



Takes effect, 
when. 



ings of the precinct, beginning witli the year 1916, shall be holden 
in the month of March in each year. 

Sect. 6. So much of this act as provides for the calling and 
the holding of the first meeting of said precinct shall take effect 
upon the passage hereof; and the first business transacted at such 
meeting shall be the choice of a moderator and clerk pro tempore 
and the taking of a vote upon the adoption of this act. If the 
same is adopted by a majority vote of the legal voters present and 
voting at such meeting, the remainder of this act shall take effect 
immediately upon such adoption, and said meeting may thereupon 
proceed to elect permanent officers and transact any other business 
herein authorized. If not so adopted, this act shall be void. 



[Approved April 8, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 312. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF BERLIN. 



Section 

1. Compensation of councilmen. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Compensation 
councilmen. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 320, Laws of 1909, by 
striking out all of the last sentence of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following : Said council shall receive a fee 
of two dollars each for actual attendance at all regular, special, 
or adjourned meetings, pro-vided, however, that the total sum to be 
paid to each councilman for attendance at all meetings shall not 
exceed seventy-five dollars per annum ; and in addition thereto 
an annual salary of fifty dollars shall be paid to each member of 
the committee on public works, and an annual salary of twenty- 
five dollars shall be paid to each member of the committee on 
accounts and claims. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 813, 314. 379 

CHAPTER 313. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 312, LAWS OF 1911, ENTITLED 
"an ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WALPOLE & ALSTEAD STREET RAIL- 
WAY COMPANY." 

Sectiox I Sectiox 

1. Time for building extended. ' 2. 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 Walpole & Time for building 

extended. 

Alstead Street Railway Company, approved March 30, 1911, for 
the completion of its road is hereby extended to the thirtieth day 
of March, 1917. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 314. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 215, LAWS OF 1891, ENTITLED 
"an act to INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER SAFETY DEPOSIT AND 
TRUST COMPANY." 

Section 1. Charter amended. 

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

Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 215, Laws of 1891, is hereby Charter amended. 
amended by inserting after the words "for safe-keeping," in the 
third line of said section, the following words: all funds being 
subject to check, except in its savings department; so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. Said corpora- 
tion is authorized and empowered to receive on deposit money, 
bonds, securities, and other personal property of every kind for 
safe-keeping, all funds being subject to check, except in its savings 
department, to collect and disburse the income and principal of 
said property when due, to advance and loan money or credits on 
personal or real securities, and to sell and dispose of the securities 
held by it ; to act as trustee and mortgagee, or otherwise, or as 
receiver or agent for any person, firm, or corporation, public or 



380 



Chapters 315, 316. 



[1915 



private; to issue, register, and countersign certificates of stock, 
bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness, and to receive and make 
payments on account of the same. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 315. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF BRADFORD, 
HELD MARCH 9, 1915. 



Sbction 

1. Meeting legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Meeting legalized. SECTION 1. That the towu meeting of the town of Bradford, 

held on the ninth day of March, 1915, is hereby legalized. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 316. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF CARROLL, 
HELD MARCH 9, 1915, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect en passage. 



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



Proceedings 
legalized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The action of the town of Carroll at the town meet- 
ing held March 9, 1915, is hereby legalized, and the selectmen of 
said town are hereby authorized to expend the money raised for 
the water-works by said town and to construct the water-works 
system provided for in a bill approved February 25, 1915, entitled 
''An act to establish water-works in the town of Carroll." 

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

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



1915] Chapters 317, 318. 381 

CHAPTER 317. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OP NORTH 
HAMPTON, HELD MARCH 9, 1915. 

Section I Sectiox 

1. Proceedings legalized. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. All the proceedings at the town meeting of the Proceedings 
town of North Hampton, held on the ninth day of March, 1915, 
are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jatsage!^'"* °° 

[Approved April 14, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 318. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 269, LAWS OF 1891, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 162, LAWS OF 1893, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE 
THE GOPFSTOWN FIRE PRECINCT TO ESTABLISH W ATER- WORKS. " 

Section I Section 

1. Debt limit increased. ' 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 162, Laws of 1893, by p^bt limit 
striking out the word "fifty" in the last line of said section and 
inserting in the place thereof the word seventy, so that section as 
amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2, Section 6 of the act td 
which this is an addition shall be construed to apply to past ex- 
penditures for the water-works and to any future enlargement or 
improvement of the same, and to authorize said precinct to 
borrow money, issue its bonds, and appropriate taxes as therein 
set forth for the purpose of paying the debts already incurred, 
and of making such enlargements and improvements as is above 
authorized, and of maintaining and operating the said works, the 
total indebtedness not to exceed at any one time seventy thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3 [2]. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^akes effect on 

•^ Jr o ])assage. 

[Approved April 1.5, 1915.] 



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Chapter 319. 
CHAPTER 319. 



[1915 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO CONSTRUCTION OF SIDEWALKS IN THE CITY 

OF NASHUA. 



Section 

1. City may construct or repair. 

2. Assessment of cost to abutters. 

3. Maintenance. 



Section 

4. Meaning of terms. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



City may con- 
struct or repair. 



Assessment of 
abutters. 



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

Section 1. The board of public works for the city of Nashua, 
whenever in their judgment the public good requires, shall lay out 
and construct sidewalks, or repair sidewalks already constructed, 
about any city square in the thickly settled part of the city of 
Nashua. Such sidewalks shall be of uniform width on the same 
street and, as far as possible, of uniform material. 

Sect. 2. The cost of such construction or repair may be 
assessed upon the abutters on such sidewalks in just proportions, 
not exceeding one half the expense of the same, and all assessments 
so made shall constitute a lien upon the abutting premises and be 
collected in the same manner as taxes on real estate ; and such side- 
walks shall afterwards be maintained at the expense of the city. 

Sect. 3. After such sidewalks are so constructed or repaired, 
they shall be maintained by the city under the supervision of the 
board of public works, who may give such instructions to the city 
engineer as they deem necessary for this purpose. 

Meaning of terms. Sect. 4. A " city Square ' ' for the purposes of this act shall 
be of at least one acre in extent and bounded on at least three 
sides by public ways. "Thickly settled part of the city" shall 
mean the territory contiguovis to any way which is built up with 
structures devoted to business, or where the dwelling-houses are 
situated at such distances as will average less than one hundred 
feet between such dwelling-houses for a distance of a quarter of a 
mile or more upon one side of a street. 

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



Maintenance. 



[Approved April 21, 1915. 



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Chapters 320, 321. 



383 



CHAPTER 320. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 5, CHAPTER 183, LAWS OF 1893, 
RELATING TO THE MANCHESTER WATER-WORKS. 



Section 

1. Annual payment for fire hydrants. 



Section 

2. Takes effect January 1, 1916; re- 
pealing clause. 



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

Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 183, Laws of 1893, is hereby Annual payment 
amended by striking out from said section the words "twenty-five ""^ ^® ^ ^^'^^' 
dollars for each fire hydrant" and inserting in place thereof the 
following words: twenty thousand dollars in full for all fire 
hydrants; so that said section 5 shall read as follows: Sect. 5. 
The sums paid by the city for water, for fire and other purposes, 
shall be charged to the proper appropriation and credited to the 
water-works; and the said city shall annually pay the sum of 
twenty thousand dollars in full for all fire hydrants which it 
maintains, and this sum shall be credited to the water-works ; and 
the money so credited annually shall be held inviolate as a sinking- 
fund for the liquidation of the water-loan bonds from time to time, 
under such regulations as the board of water commissioners and 
the city council shall deem to be for the interest of the city. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect January 1, 1916, and all acts Takes eflfect Jan- 
or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. reoseaiing clause. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 321. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE DAMON LODGE NO. 9, KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS^ 
OP PORTSMOUTH, N. H. 



SCTION 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Payment of benefits. 

3. Right to hold property. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That John H. Bartlett, Ernest L. Guptill, John G. Corporation con- 
Yarwood, Chauncey B. Hoyt, Fred C. Horner, Frank W. Knight, '*''''*'"^' 
Lewis E. Pendleton, George H. Sanderson, William Warburton, 



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1915 



Payment of 
beuefitB. 



John S. Cai'll, Harrie H. Foote, and Harry H. Woods, their 
associate members of said lodge and their successors, be and hereby 
are made a body politic, incorporate by the name of Damon Lodge 
No. 9, Knights of Pythias, of Portsmouth, N. H., for charitable and 
benevolent purposes, and by that name may sue, be sued, prosecute 
and defend all actions to final judgment and execution, and shall 
be and hereby are made subject to all liabilities 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 payment of funeral expenses of those who may die, 
and may also make such other by-laws and regulations as they are 
authorized to make by the supreme lodge of the order, not incon- 
sistent with the laws of this state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by purchase, gift, devise, bequest, or otherwise, to 
the amount of not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, and may 
dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 4. The dictator 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 time the necessary and usual 
officers may be chosen. 

Subject to repeal. Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require it. 

Takes effect on Sect. 6. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



Right to hold 
property. 



First meeting. 



CHAPTER 322. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 265, LAW^S OF 1911, ENTITLED " AN ACT 
RELATING TO A SPRINKLING DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF ROCHESTER." 



Section 

1. Sprinkling contracts authorized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Sprinkling con- 
tracts authorized. 



Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 265, Laws of 1911, by 
inserting after the word ' * water ' ' in the eighth line of said section, 
the words, oil, or such other substances, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: Section 1. The city council of 
said city of Rochester are hereby fully empowered and authorized 



1915] Chapter 823. 

by ordinance to establish from time to time within the limits of 
said city such number of precincts as they shall deem necessary for 
the public convenience and to fix the boundaries thereof, and the 
same to enlarge, modify, and alter as the public interests may 
require, and within any precincts so established the mayor and city 
council of said city may cause the streets to be sprinkled with 
water, oil, or such other substances as they may deem necessary 
for the public convenience or to preserve the health of the inhabi- 
tants of said city, and the expense of so sprinkling said streets 
shall be derived from a tax upon the polls, personal, and real 
estate situate within said precinct, to be assessed and collected in 
the same way and manner as is now by law provided for assessing 
and collecting taxes within said city. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 323. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 254, LAWS OF 
1891, IN RELATION TO THE NAME OF THE AMOSKEAG SAFE DEPOSIT 
AND TRUST COMPANY. 

Section 1. Name changed. 

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

Section 1. That the words "Safe Deposit and" in the seventh Name changed. 
and eighth lines of section 1 of chapter 254, Laws of 1891, be 
stricken out, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 

Section 1. George B. Chandler, Herman F. Straw, E. M. 
Topliff, Edward M. Slayton, John B. Varick, Henry Chandler, 
David B. Varney, Abraham P. Olzendam, Benjamin C. Dean, 
Lucien B. Clough, George W. Riddle, Henry C. Merrill, Allen N. 
Clapp, Thomas R. Varick, and John M. Chandler, their successors, 
assigns, and associates, are created and made a body corporate 
and politic by the name of the Amoskeag Trust Company, with all 
the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities and 
duties incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



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Chapter 324. 



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CHAPTER 324. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONCORD & MONTREAL RAILROAD TO UNITE 
WITH OTHER NEW HAMPSHIRE RAILROADS AND TO AUTHORIZE CER- 
TAIN LEASES AND CONTRACTS. 



Section 

1. New corporation authorized. 

2. Approval of shareholders; capital 

stock. 

3. Dissenting shareholders. 

4. Union with other railroads. 

5. Leases and contracts authorized. 



Section 

6. Approval by public service commis- 

sion. 

7. No charter fee required. 

8. Repair shops in this state. 

9. Takes effect on passage: subject to 

repeal. 



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



New corporation 
authorized. 



Approval of share- 
holders; capital 
stock. 



Dissenting share- 
holders. 



Union with other 
railroads. 



Section 1. Whenever the Concord & Montreal Railroad and 
the Northern Railroad come into possession of their respective 
properties by the termination of the leases now existing, they shall 
be and hereby are authorized to unite and form a new corporation, 
to be known as the New Hampshire Railroad. 

Sect. 2. No such union shall take place until approved by vote 
of two thirds in interest of the stockholders of each of the contract- 
ing corporations, who are represented and voting at meetings 
called for that purpose. The capital stock of the New Hampshire 
Railroad shall not exceed the combined capital stock of the cor- 
porations combined, and may be divided into classes with fixed 
terms for dividends and as to liquidation, but whether or not so 
classified the dividends shall not exceed the dividends now paid 
on the present capital. Additional capital may be issued at not 
less than par to provide for necessary additions, improvements, or 
equipment, when approved by the public service commission. The 
new corporation shall succeed to and become the owner of all the 
property, rights, and franchises and shall assume and be liable 
for all the debts of the two contracting corporations. Until a 
new board of directors is chosen and new by-laws adopted, the 
existing directors of the two contracting corporations shall be the 
directors of the new corporation and shall manage its affairs by 
agents and officers appointed by them. 

Sect. 3. The rights of any stockholder of either existing cor- 
poration not assenting to the union shall be regulated and de- 
termined as is provided in sections 28 to 37, of chapter 156, of the 
Public Statutes, both inclusive. 

Sect. 4. Said New Hampshire Railroad may unite with any 
railroad corporation in New Hampshire now operated by the 
Boston & Maine Railroad under lease or contract, and also with 



1915] Chapter 324. 387 

the Boston & Lowell Railroad corporation and the Nashua & Lowell 
Railroad corporation, or either of them, and including any of 
their leased lines, in the same manner and subject to the same 
conditions as are hereinbefore provided for in the union of the 
Concord & Montreal Railroad and the Northern Railroad. 

Sect. 5. Said New Hampshire Railroad is also authorized to Leases and con- 
acquire by lease or operating contract the Manchester & Lawrence 
Railroad, the Boston & Lowell Railroad Corporation, the Nashua 
& Lowell Railroad corporation, and any other railroads now 
operated by the Boston & Maine Railroad under lease or contract 
in the valleys of the Merrimack, Connecticut, and Passumpsic 
rivers, by a vote of two thirds in interest of the stockholders of 
each of the contracting corporations represented and voting at 
any meeting called for that purpose ; and the rights of any stock- 
holder of either corporation not assenting to such lease shall be 
regulated and determined as is provided in sections 28 to 37, of 
chapter 156, of the Public Statutes, both inclusive. The terms of 
such leases shall not increase the rentals or dividends now paid on 
any lines so acquired ; except that in the case of the Suncook Valley 
Railroad, the lease to the Concord Railroad and the Manchester & 
Lawrence Railroad, executed March 11, 1870, shall, for the pur- 
pose of limiting said rentals or dividends, be considered as if still 
unexpired. Said New Hampshire Railroad is also authorized to 
contract for the operation and maintenance of its properties with 
any other railroad corporation with which it or any of the lines 
above enumerated may have connection ; provided, however, that 
no such contract shall be valid until approved by the public 
service commission as being consistent with the public interest. 
Nothing in this act shall be construed as extending the right of 
consolidation of the New Hampshire Railroad with any railroad 
with which it has connection, except as herein specifically provided. 
Neither shall said New Hampshire Railroad be leased to the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad or operated by the same. 

Sect. 6. No union, lease, or contract herein authorized shall Approval by 
become effectual until the public service commission, upon petition commiss^on!'°^ 
and such notice and hearing as it may order, shall determine that 
the same has been made in accordance with the provisions of this 
act and is consistent with the public interest. No stock shall be 
issued by said New Hampshire Railroad until the public service 
commission, upon like petition, notice and hearing, shall have 
determined that the proposed issue is within the limits fixed by 
this act. In determining the aggregate par value of stock and 
bonds which may be issued hereunder, stock held as a treasury 
asset by any of the corporations combined shall be excluded; 
provided, however, that if the same shall not be represented or 



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No charter fee. 



Repair shops in 
this state. 



Takes effect on 
passage; subject 
to repeal. 



offset by stock outstanding, or by existing indebtedness, tiie public 
service commission may include all or a part thereof, if it shall 
find such inclusion to be consistent with the public interest. 

Sect. 7. No charter fee shall be required with respect to this 
act. 

Sect. 8. It shall be a condftion to the exercise of the rights, 
privileges, and franchises granted herein, that the repair and 
construction shops within this state of any railroad united, leased, 
or operated under or by virtue of this act shall not be discontinued, 
and that a proportionate part of the repair and construction work 
of any system of railroads existing under or by virtue of this act 
shall be done within this state, such proportionate part to be based 
upon the relation between locomotive and car miles operated within 
this state and upon the system as a whole. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and may be 
repealed, altered, or amended. 



[Approved April 21, 1915. 



CHAPTER 325. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LAYING OUT OF HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF 

LACONIA. 



Section 

1. Plan of proposed lots to be filed. 

2. Ijayout of proposed highways. 



Section 

3. Right of appeal. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Plan of proposed 
lots to be filed. 



Section 1. Any person, firm, or corporation proposing to cut 
up into lots any tract of land in the city of Laconia for the pur- 
pose of selling the same, either publicly or privately, shall before 
such sale prepare and submit a plan of said tract of land to the 
city engineer of the city of Laconia. Such plan shall plainly show 
the number, size, and location of lots, the location and width of 
all proposed highways, and the location of the tract of land with 
reference to an existing public highway. The location of said tract 
of land shall also be plainly marked on the ground by suitable 
stakes. If the plan shall meet with the approval of the said city 
engineer, it shall be his duty to plainly mark the plan "Approved," 
so that intending purchasers of lots shall have knowledge of the 
said approval. In case the city engineer shall disapprove of the 
proposed plan, he shall mark said plan "Disapproved" and file 



1915] Chapter y26. 389 

a statement of the reasons of such disapproval with the city clerk 
for the use of the board of mayor and city councils of the said 
city, and shall transmit a like statement to the owner of the land. 
In such case the owner shall submit a new plan in accordance with 
the requirements of the city engineer, as thus set forth, which he 
shall mark "Approved" as hereinbefore provided. 

Sect. 2. No such highway shall be laid out by the board of layout of pro- 
mayor and city councils of the said city of Laconia until such plan 
has been submitted to said city engineer and approved by him as 
provided in section 1 ; but it shall not be obligatory upon the said 
board of mayor and city councils to lay out any proposed highway 
because of the approval of any such plan by the said city engineer. 

Sect. 3. In case the board of mayor and city councils refuse to Right of appeal, 
accept and lay out any such highway, appeal may be taken to 
the superior court in the same manner as is now provided by law 
in the laying out of highways. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 326. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LAYING OUT OF HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF 

MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Plan of proposed lots to be filed. 

2. Lay-out of proposed highways. 



Section 

3. Right of appeal. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Any person, firm, or corporation proposing to cut pian of proposed 
up into lots any tract of land in the city of Manchester, for the '°*^ ^° ^^ ^^^^' 
purpose of selling the same either publicly or privately, shall be- 
fore such sale prepare and submit a plan of said tract of land to 
the city engineer of the city of Manchester, or such other officer 
as may hereafter be designated to perform his duties. Such plan 
shall plainly show the number, size, and location of the lots, the 
location and width of all proposed highways, and the location of 
the tract of land with reference to an existing highway. The 
location of said tract of land shall also be plainly marked on the 
ground by suitable stakes. If the plan shall meet with the approval 
of such officer, it shall be his duty to plainly mark the plan 
"Approved," so that intending purchasers of lots shall have 



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Lay-out of pro- 
posed highways. 



Right of appeal. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



knowledge of said approval. In case such officer shall disapprove 
of the proposed plan, he shall mark said plan "Disapproved" and 
shall within ten days after said plan is submitted file a statement 
of the reasons of such disapproval with the city clerk for the use 
of the board of mayor and aldermen of said city, and shall trans- 
mit a like statement to the owner of the land and shall inform the 
owner what his requirements will be as to the location and width 
of highways. In such case the owner shall submit a new plan in 
accordance with the requirements of such officer, as thus set forth, 
which said officer shall mark "Approved" as hereinbefore pro- 
vided. 

Sect. 2. No such highway shall be laid out by the board of 
mayor and aldermen of said city of Manchester until such plan 
has been submitted to such officer and approved by him as provided 
in section 1 ; but it shall not be obligatory upon said board of 
mayor and aldermen to lay out any proposed highway because of 
the approval of any such plan by such officer. 

Sect. 3. In case the board of mayor and aldermen refuse to 
accept and lay out any such highway, appeal may be taken to the 
superior court in the same manner as is now provided by law in 
the laying out of highways. 

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

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



CHAPTER 327. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CITY OF MANCHESTER, ESTABLISHING A 
BOARD OF REGISTRARS FOR SAID CITY. 



Section 


Sec 


1. 


Registrars, appointment of. 


19 


2. 


Political division. 


20 


3. 


Removal for political change. 


21 


4. 


Temporary vacancy. 


22 


5. 


Qualification, compensation, etc. 




6. 


Tenure of office. 


23 


7. 


Certain persons ineligible. 


24 


8. 


Sessions, vchen to be held. 


25 


9. 


Registration, close of. 


26 


10. 


For special election. 


27 


11. 


If final day Sunday or holiday. 


28 


12. 


One registrar may act, when. 


29 


13. 


Entries after time limited. 


30 


14. 


Notice of sessions. 


31 


1.5. 


Records of voters, how made up. 


32 


16. 


Annual register, how made up. 


33 


17. 


Application for registration. 




18. 


If applicant naturalized. 





CTION 

Applicant registered, when. 

If registration refused. 

Revision and correction of register. 

Illegal registration, complaint of; 

procedure. 
Hearing upon complaint. 
Sessions to be open, etc. 
Voting lists, preparation of. 
Posting of voting lists. 
Addition of new names. 
If name accidentally omitted. 
Voting lists for election officers. 
Certificate of voters to city clerk. 
Voting list for use at caucus. 
Party enrollments continued. 
Repealing clause; act takes effect oh 

passage. 



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

Section 1. The mayor, with the approval of the aldermen, Registrars, ap- 
shall appoint three citizens of Manchester, who shall have been 
residents therein at least five years immediately preceding the date 
of their appointment, who shall constitute -a board of registrars of 
voters for said city. The registrars shall be appointed in April, 
1915, for terms respectively of one, two, and three years, begin- 
ning with the first day of May next ensuing. In April in every 
year thereafter one registrar shall be appointed for the term of 
three years beginning with the first day of May next ensuing. 
The board of registrars so constituted shall annually in May, before 
transacting any other business, elect one of its members as clerk, 
who shall perform all the duties required by said board. 

Sect. 2. In the original and in each succeeding appointment Political division. 
and in the filling of vacancies, registrars of voters shall be so 
appointed that the members of the board shall, as equally as may 
be, represent the two leading political parties at the preceding 
state election, and in no case shall an appointment be so made as 
to cause a board to consist of more than two members who are of 
the same political party. 

Sect. 3. If upon written complaint to the mayor it shall ap- Removal for 
pear, after notice and hearing, that a registrar of voters has ceased ^^ ' "^* ° ^°^®' 
to act with the political party which he was appointed to represent, 
the mayor shall remove him from office and appoint another in 
his stead, with the approval of the board of aldermen. 

Sect. 4. If a member of the board of registrars shall be disabled Temporary 
by illness or other cause from performing the duties of his office, or ^'^'^^''''^• 
shall at the time of any meeting of said board be absent from the 
city, the mayor may, upon request in writing of a majority of 
the remaining members of the board, appoint in writing some 
person to fill such temporary vacancy, who shall be of the same 
political party as the member whose position he is appointed to 
fill. Such temporary registrar shall perform the duties and be 
subject to the requirements and penalties provided by law for a 
registrar. 

Sect. 5. The registrars shall, before entering upon their official Qualification, com- 
duties, take and subscribe an oath faithfully to perform the same. ^^'^^^^ '""' 
They shall receive such compensation for their services as the 
board of mayor and aldermen may determine ; but such compen- 
sation shall not be regulated by the number of names registered 
by them. The board of mayor and aldermen shall provide office 
room for the registrars, and such aid as they may need. The clerk 
of the board of registrars shall keep a full and accurate record of 



392 Chapter 327. [1915 

its proceedings and shall cause such notices as the registrars may 

require to be properly served or posted. 

Tenure of office. Sect. 6. Each registrar shall, unless sooner removed, hold office 

for the term for which he is appointed and until his successor is 

appointed and qualified. 

Certain persons Sect. 7. No pcrsou shall be appointed a registrar who is not a 

ineligible. votcr of the clty for which he is appointed, or who holds an office 

by election or appointment under the government of the United 

States or of the state, except as a justice of the peace, notary 

public, or an officer of the state militia, or who holds any office in 

the city, either by election by the people or any city council or 

board or commission, or by direct appointment of the mayor. 

The acceptance by a registrar of an office which he is prohibited 

from holding shall vacate his office as registrar. 

Sessions, when to Sect. 8. The registrars shall hold such day and evening ses- 

^^ ^^^^' sions as the city by an ordinance may prescribe and such other 

sessions as they deem necessary. They shall hold at least one 

session at some suitable and convenient place on or before the 

Saturday last preceding the first caucus or primary preceding the 

state and city election, and a similar session on the Saturday last 

preceding the municipal and the several ward caucuses, to give an 

opportunity to qualified voters to register ; and only those voters 

who have registered by ten o'clock in the evening of said Saturday 

last preceding said caucus and said primaries shall be eligible to 

take part therein. They shall hold a like continuous session from 

twelve o'clock noon until ten o'clock in the evening on the thirtieth 

day preceding the state and city election. 

Reeistration, close Sect. 9. Registration shall cease at ten o'clock in the evening 

^ ' on the thirtieth day preceding the state and city election. 

For special Sect. 10. The registrars shall, in some suitable place, hold a 

'°°" continuous session from twelve o 'clock noon until ten o 'clock in 

the evening, on the fourth day preceding a special election. 

Registration shall cease at ten o'clock in the evening of the day on 

which such session is held. 

If final day Sun- Sect. 11. If the final day for registration of voters falls on 

*^' ^ '^' Sunday or on a holiday, the day preceding such Sunday or holiday 

shall be the final day for such registration. 
One registrar may Sect. 12. Any registrar may, at a place appointed for registra- 
ac , w en. tion, On the days and during the hours designated for the pur- 

pose, receive applications for registration and examine applicants 
and witnesses under oath; but all doings of one registrar shall be 
subject to the revision and acceptance of the board. 
Entries after time Sect. 13. The registrars shall not, after ten o'clock in the eve- 
'™' * ■ ning of a day on which registration is to cease, register any person 

as a voter until after the next election ; but they may enter or 



1915] Chapter 327. 393 

correct upon the registers the names of persons whose qualifications 
as voters have been examined between the preceding thirtieth day 
of April and the close of registration. They shall in every case 
require the vote by virtue of which such entry or correction is 
made to be attested by their clerk. 

Sect. 14. They shall post or publish notices stating the places Notice of sessions. 
and hours for holding all sessions, the final sessions preceding any 
election, and that after ten o'clock in the evening of the last day 
fixed for registration they will not, until after election, add any 
name to the registers except the names of voters examined as to 
their qualifications between the preceding thirtieth day of April 
and the close of registration. 

Sect. 15. They shall keep in general registers records of all Records of voters. 
persons registered as qualified to vote in the city. They shall enter 
therein the name of every such voter written in full, or instead 
thereof the surname and the first Christian name, or that name by 
which he is generally known, written in full, and the initial of 
every other name which he may have, and also his age, place of 
birth, residence on the preceding first day of May, or at the time 
of becoming an inhabitant of the city after said day, the date of 
his registration and his residence at such date, his occupation and 
the place thereof, the name and location of the court which has 
issued to him letters of naturalization and the date thereof, if he 
is a naturalized citizen, and any other particulars necessary fully 
to identify him. 

Sect. 16. The registrars shall, after the first day of May, pre- Annual register. 
pare an annual register containing the names of all qualified voters 
in the city for the current year, beginning with such first day of 
May. Such names shall be arranged in alphabetical order, and, 
opposite to the name of each voter, his residence on the preceding 
first day of May or on any subsequent day when he became an 
inhabitant of the city. The assessors shall transmit to the reg- 
istrars annually a list of persons assessed for a poll tax for the 
current year, giving as the residence of each person on the first 
day of May the place at which he was assessed a poll tax, and the 
registrars shall enter every such name in the annual register ; 
provided, that in every case they are able to identify the name so 
transmitted to them as that of a person whose name was borne on 
the voting list of such city at the last preceding election. They 
shall make all inquiries and investigations necessary to identify 
such person, and they shall not enter in the annual register the 
name of a person objected to by any registrar until such person 
has been duly notified and given an opportunity to be heard by 
them. They shall forthwith enter in the annual register the name 
of every person whose qualifications as a voter have been de- 



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Application for 
registration. 



If applicant 
naturalized. 



Applicant reg- 
istered, when. 



If registration 

refused. 



Revision and cor- 
rection of register. 



Illegal registra- 
tion, complaint 
of ; procedure. 



termined by them in the current year and whose name has ac- 
cordingly been entered in the general register. 

Sect. 17. Every person whose name has not been entered in 
the annual register in accordance Math the preceding section must, 
in order to be registered as a voter, apply in person for registra- 
tion and prove that he is qualified to register. 

Sect. 18. If an applicant for registration is a naturalized cit- 
izen, the registrars shall require him to produce for inspection his 
papers of naturalization and to make oath that he is the identical 
person named therein, and shall, if satisfied that the applicant has 
been legally naturalized, make upon his papers a memorandum of 
the date of such inspection. If papers of naturalization have been 
once examined and record thereof made in the general register, 
the registrars need not again require their production. Any per- 
son who attempts fraudulently to have his name entered on the 
general register shall be liable to a fine not exceeding fifty dollars 
for each such attempt. 

Sect. 19. If upon examination the registrars are satisfied that 
an applicant for registration has all the qualifications of a voter 
except that of age, and that he will on or before the day of the 
next election attain full age, they shall place his name upon the 
registers. 

Sect. 20. If the registrars decline to register the name of a 
person examined for registration and reported to them by a 
registrar, they shall notify him of their refusal and give him a 
reasonable opportunity to be heard by them upon his application. 
They shall upon the rejection of an applicant forthwith inform 
him of such rejection. 

Sect. 21. The registrars shall from time to time revise and 
correct the general register and the current annual register in 
accordance with any facts which may be presented to them. After 
the name of a voter has been placed upon the current annual 
register, they shall not change the place of residence as given 
thereon, nor, unless the voter has deceased, strike such name there- 
from, until they have sent him a notice of their intention so to do 
and that he may be heard on a certain day named therein. 

Sect. 22. If a registered voter complains to the registrars in 
writing under oath, fourteen days at least before an election, that 
the complainant has reason to believe and does believe that a 
certain person by him named therein has been illegally or in- 
correctly registered, and sets forth the reasons for such belief, 
the registrars shall examine into such complaint, and if satisfied 
that there is sufficient ground therefor, they shall summon the 
person complained of to appear before them at a certain place and 
time before the next election to answer to the matters set forth in 



1915] Chapter 327. 395 

the complaint, and the substance of the complaint and a copy of 
this and the following section shall be set forth in the summons. 
Service of the summons shall be made by an officer qualified to 
serve civil or criminal process, not more than fourteen nor less 
than two days before the day named for appearance, by delivering 
in hand a copy of the summons to the person therein summoned, 
or by leaving it at the place of alleged illegal registration if no 
later residence of such person appears on the register, and in 
that event at such later residence if the officer finds that such 
person resides at such place or later residence, as the case may 
be, or if he was formerly there and has changed his residence, 
then by leaving at the place to which he has moved, if it is within 
the officer's jurisdiction; but if the officer cannot make personal 
service and cannot ascertain the residence of the person com- 
plained of, the copy of the summons shall be left at such person's 
last residence, if any, known to the officer within his jurisdiction; 
and the officer shall return the summons to the registrars before 
the day named for appearance, with the certificate * of his doings 
indorsed thereon. 

Sect. 23. If a person summoned before the registrars to Hearing upon 
answer to such complaint appears before them, they shall examine 
him under oath and shall receive other evidence which may be 
offered in regard to the matters set forth in the complaint; and 
if satisfied that he is properly registered as a qualified voter, they 
shall enter in the register a statement of their determination upon 
the facts required for registration. If the registrars are satisfied 
that he is not a qualified voter in the city, they shall strike his 
name from the register. If a person duly summoned as aforesaid 
does not appear as directed in the summons, the complainant shall 
produce sufficient testimony to make out a prima facie case, and 
if this is done the name of the person complained of shall be 
stricken from the register ; but if such person appears before the 
registrars before the election next ensuing and shows sufficient 
cause for his failure earlier to appear, the hearing shall be reopened 
and the matter decided on its merits, as determined from the 
evidence presented on both sides. The complainant and the per- 
son complained of may be represented by counsel, and the wit- ■ 
nesses may be cross-examined. 

Sect. 24. The registrars shall perform their duties in open sessions to be 
session and not secretly. They shall distinctly announce the name °^^^' ®^*'' 
of every applicant for registration before entering his name on 
the general register. Their records shall be at suitable times open 
to public inspection. 

Sect. 25. Registrars shall, from the names entered in the an- Votrng lists. 
nual register of voters, prepare voting lists for use at the several 



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Posting of lists. 



Addition 
names. 



of new 



Accidental 
omis.sions. 



Lists for election 
officers. 



Certificate 
clerk. 



List for use at 
caucus. 



elections held therein. In such voting lists they shall place the 
names of all voters entered on the annual register and no others, 
and opposite to the name of each, his residence of the preceding 
first day of May, or at the time of his becoming an inhabitant of 
such place after said day. They shall prepare such voting lists 
by wards. 

Sect. 26. They shall at least fourteen days before the city and 
state election cause copies of the voting lists prepared in accordance 
with the preceding section to be posted in their principal office 
and in one or more public places in each of the several wards 
of the city. 

Sect. 27. After the voting lists have been posted, registrars 
shall, within forty-eight hours after a new name has been added 
to the annual register, cause it to be added to the lists posted in 
their principal office. If the city shall authorize the registrars to 
publish the names added to the register, they may, instead of 
posting them, cause all additional names to be printed in a news- 
paper published in the city. 

Sect. 28. Registrars shall, on the day of an election, give to a 
voter whose name has been omitted from the voting list, if it 
appears in the annual register, or in whose name or residence, as 
placed on the voting list, a clerical error has been made, a certifi- 
cate of his name and residence, as stated on the annual register, 
signed by the registrars or a majority of them. On presentation 
thereof to the presiding election officer of the ward in which the 
voter was registered, he shall be allowed to vote, and his name 
shall be checked on the certificate, which shall be attached to and 
considered a part of the voting list and returned and preserved 
therewith. 

Sect. 29. They shall, before every election, caucus, primary, 
and meeting at which voting lists may be required to be used, 
prepare voting lists for each ward in which such election or meet- 
ing is to be held, containing the names and residences of all per- 
sons qualified to vote therein, as the same appear upon the annual 
register, and they shall seasonably transmit the same to the 
election officers in every ward. Such voting lists shall be in 
duplicate for all elections and meetings at which duplicate lists 
are required to be used, 
r Sect. 30. The registrars shall, after the last day for registra- 
tion for a city or state election, certify to the city clerk the number 
of registered voters in the city and in each ward therein. 

Sect. 31. When a caucus is called the registrars shall, on 
request of the chairman of the ward committee of the party whose 
caucus is to be held, or of the person designated to call the caucus 
to order, furnish him for use in the caucus a certified copy of the 



1915] Chapter 327. 397 

voting list of the ward of the city for which the caucus is to be 
held, as last published, adding thereto the names of voters reg- 
istered since such publication. 

Sect. 32. To comply with the requirements of the direct pri- Party enrollments, 
mary law, party enrollments at the primary of 1914 shall be con- 
sidered to be the basis for party enrollment for the primary of 
1916. 

Sect. 33. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing clause; 
visions of this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take passage. 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 21, 1915.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of the Secretary op State. 

Concord, N. H., September 1, 1915. 
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. 

EDWIN C. BEAN, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX. 



INDBX 



TO 



NEW HAMPSHIRE LAWS 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1915. 



PAGE. 

Adjutant- General, appropriations for department 164, 169 

Administrator, account not allowed until inheritance tax paid 113 

powers as to realty of non-resident subject to inherit- 
ance tax 113 

to collect or deduct inheritance tax 112 

trust company, etc., not to act as 126 

Agricultural exhibits at fairs, appropriation for 284 

Agriculture, department of, appropriations for 164, 169 

advisory board provided for 252, 253 

commissioner, certain powers and duties transferred to 254 

deputy, appointment, salary, and duties of 252, 253 

duties, in general 253 

with respect to analyses of seeds 90 

commercial fertilizers 83, 84 

feeding-stuffs 246, 247 

fungicides and insecticides 136, 137 

moth suppression 12, 254 

tubercular animals 1 46 

office assistants, expense of 252 

salary of 252 

to appoint nursery inspector 75 

to enforce provisions regarding seed tests 91 

to expend appropriation for agricultural exhibits. . 284 

to prosecute violations of nursery inspection act. . 75 

to supervise payment of premiums for fruit 286 

Alcohol, wood, denatured, etc., sale regulated 13 

Amherst Water Co., charter of 341-343 

Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., certain rights transferred to successor. 339 

Amoskeag Safe Deposit and Trust Co., name changed to Amoskeag 

Trust Co 385 

Amoskeag Veterans, appropriations in favor of 164, 169, 256 

Animals, city councils may regulate keeping, etc 5/ 

tubercular, examination and disposition of 146 



404 Index. [1915 

Anniversary celebrations, towns may appropriate money for 68 

Antitoxin for diphtheria, purchase and distribution regulated 107 

Appropriation for adjutant-general 164, 169 

agricultural exhibits at fairs 284 

aid to dependent mothers 172 

antitoxin, purchase and distribution of 107 

attorney-general 162, 167, 284 

bank commission 161, 166 

board of charities and correction 168, 168 

board of health 164, 169 

board of registration in dentistry 164, 169 

board of registration in optometry 164, 169 

bounties on bears, grasshoppers, and hedge- 
hogs 164, 169, 274 

bureau of labor 164, 168, 284 

cattle commission 164, 169, 268 

Dartmouth College 281 

deaf, dumb, and blind 163, 168 

department of agriculture 164, 169 

encouragement of sheep industry 283 

executive department 161, 166, 265, 284 

fighting forest fires 258 

firemen 's relief fund 165, 170 

fish and game commission 165, 170 

forest protection 165, 170 

Grand Army of the Republic 165, 170 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 262 

Hampton breakwater 267 

highway department 165, 170 

highways. See Highways, appropriations for. 

indexing 162, 167 

industrial school 163, 168, 287 

insurance commissioner 161, 166 

interest charges and maturing bonds 165, 170 

laboratory of hygiene 164, 169 

legislative expense 162, 167 

lights and buoys 165, 170 

lunacy commission 163, 168 

medical referees 1 64, 169 

moth suppression 165, 170 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture 163, 168, 288 

New Hampshire fruit, premiums for 286 

New Hampshire Historical Society 165, 170 

New Hampshire Veterans' Ass'n, repair of 

building 265 

Old Home Week observance 165, 170 

oyster beds in Great Bay 285 

pharmacy commission 164, 169 

Portsmouth armory drill-shed 280 

prevention of bribery at elections 280 

Prisoners' Aid Ass'n 163, 168 



1915] Index. 



405 



Appropriation for probate courts 162 167 

public instruction ] 63 jQg 

public printing commission 162, 167 

public service commission 161, 166 

reforestation of waste lands 221 

register of blind 163 168 

registers of probate and deputies 162, 167, 273 

school for feeble-minded children 163, 168, 268, 273 

schools, support and encouragement of 163, 168 

secretary of state 161, 166 

soldiers ' home 163 168 

state hospital 163, 168, 286 

state house 1 62, 167, 284 

state house yard 267 

state library 163, 168, 259 

state normal school, Keene 163, 168, 269 

Plymouth 110, 163, 168 

state prison 163, 168, 283 

state sanatorium 163, 168 

state treasury 161, 166, 268 

superior court 162, 1 67, 284 

supreme court 162, 167 

tax commission 162, 167 

teachers ' pensions 225, 228 

trustees of state institutions 162, 167 

tuberculosis, treatment of 281 

vital statistics 1 64, 169 

Appropriation in favor of Amoskeag Veterans 164, 169. 256 

Bartlett, Mott L 289 

Beal, Frank J 291 

Blodgett, Samuel J., estate of 285 

Bresnahan, George U 257 

Britton. A. H. & Co 290 

Brock, George 290 

Brock, George W 276 

Brown & Saltmarsh 290 

Buflfum, Francis H 291 

Burkett, Ray E 290, 291 

Burleigh, H. W 290 

Buzzell, Rose M 289 

Caine, James H., widow of 255 

Callaghan, Bessie A 289 

Campbell, Fremont J 276 

Capstick, Robert 290 

Carey, Bernard W 291 

Carter, John & Co 290 

Carter, Raymond W 290 

Chadwick, Hale ; 291 

Chandler, William D 290 

Chase, Bernard B 289 



406 Index. [1915 

Appropriation in favor of Cliase, Olin H 290 

Cheney, Thomas P., 2d 291 

Clark, Bessie A 290 

Conlen, Harold W 257 

Cragg Bindery 290 

CuUerot, Eugene P 289 

Cummings, Wm. Mack 289 

Currier, John M. T 289 

Davis, Albert P 257 

DeLacombe, Edward 290 

Dimond, M. J 289, 290 

Dow, William E 289 

Durham, Edward A 289 

Eastman, Edson C 290 

English, Ned G 276 

Fitts, George D 290 

Flint, George W 276 

forestry commission 290 

Foster 's Democrat 290 

French, John D 257 

G. L. Lincoln Furniture Co 290 

Galloway, Everett J 276 

Goodman, W. P 290 

Gordon, Earle C 290 

Graupner, Lesette 270 

ITaggett, William H.^ 291 

Haines, John N 276 

Harrington, Smith B 290 

Holt, Luther J 257 

Hutchins, Frank D 276 

Ingalls, William D 257 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 290 

Jackson, Henry 257 

Jacques, Archie L 276 

John B. Clarke Co 290 

John B. Varick Co 290 

Keene Sentinel Co 290 

Kemp, George A 289 

Kenna, Frank M 290 

Knox, William H 289 

Lafayette Artillery Company 164, 169 

Lamb, Fred W 289, 290 

• T^awrence, George 289 

Lothron, Ernest A 276, 290 

Loughlin, James A 257 

Lydiard, Edward L 290 

Magoon, George H 289 

Manchester War Veterans 164, 169 

Martin, Llewellyn E 257 

McDonnell, Frank A 274 

Meloon, Harry H 271 



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Appropriation in favor of Minah, Franklin J 290 

Minute Men 282 

Monitor & Statesman Co 290 

Moran, William H., widow of 256 

Moulton, Herbert A 276 

Neal, Guy S 289 

Nelson, N. C. & Co 290 

New Hampshire Patriot Co 290 

Norton, Mary A 289 

O 'Malley, Michael 257 

Parsons, John G 276 

Portsmouth Herald Co 290 

Prentiss, Charles W 258 

Pridham, James W 257 

Eemington Typewriter Co 290 

Eobinson, Harry J. A 289 

Rochester Courier 290 

Sanborn, Lizzie H 289 

Sanitary Paper Cup Co 290 

Schenck, M. L 290 

Shannon, Edwin H 290 

Sullivan, Dennis 257 

Sweatt, Tyler C 276 

Telegraph Publishing Co 290 

Thompson & Hoague 290 

Times Publishing Co 290 

Toilet Supply Co 290 

Townsend, Charles W 289 

Turgeon, Napoleon 276 

Underwood Typewriter Co 290 

Union-Leader Co 290 

Vigneault, Alphonse W 290 

Walton, Donald S 257 

Ward, Walter J. A 289 

Wardner, Ella M 289 

Weeks, R. M 290 

Wilson, Paul K 257 

Wright, Edgar 290 

Young, Harrie M 290 

Asquam lake, regulation of fishing in 1 83 

Attachment of bulky articles, if excessive officer not liable 59 

Attorney-general, appropriations for department 362, 167, 284 

assistant, provision for 133 

provision for salary of 289 

to be member of board of trust company incorpora- 
tion 137 

to examine returns of election expenses 238 

to institute proceeding against trust company, when 126 

to prosecute misuse of legislative transportation . . . 131 

violations of corrupt practices act. . . 237 

violations of liquor licenses 128 



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Aureolus trout, taking regulated ] 83 

Automobile driver, defrauding of, how punished 51 

Automobiles, provisions respecting. See Motor vehicles. 

Ballots for biennial elections, hoAv prepared ; form prescribed 138 

Bank commissioner and deputy, tenure of office terminated 60 

Bank commissioners, appointment, duties, salaries, etc 60, 61 

appropriations for department 161, 166 

clerical and traveling expenses 62 

examination of state accounts by 61 

procedure by, if examination resisted by bank or 

unsafe methods employed 100, 126 

to be members of board of trust company incor- 
poration H7 

Barnstead, election proceedings legalized 297 

Bartlett, Mott L., appropriation in favor of 289 

Bears, appropriations for bounties on 164, 169, 273 

Beaver, taking prohibited 180 

Belknap county, terms of superior court, when and where held 214 

Bennington Home Benefit Ass 'n, charter of 333 

Berlin, appropriation in aid of St. Louis Hospital authorized 350 

compensation of councilmen 378 

Birds, nests protected 182 

snaring and trapping prohibited 182 

taking prohibited 181 

Black bass, taking regulated 183 

Blind, committee on industrial institution provided for 260 

register of, appropriations for 163, 168 

relief of needy persons provided for 96 

Blodgett, Samuel J., appropriation in favor of estate 285 

Bluefins, taking regulated • 184 

Board of control abolished 251 

Boats, assistant inspector provided for 134 

certificate to act in several capacities, when 135 

fees for inspection, etc., how collected and accounted for 135 

power boats, registration of; fees, certificates, etc 141, 142 

regulations for inspection and licensing, how made. . 134 

unlawful operation, how punished 141 

Boscawen, equalized valuation per pupil of average attendance, how 

determined '^8 

graduate teachers' fund, how apportioned to 78 

state school aid, how apportioned to 78 

Bottle, registered, unlawful use of, how punished 43 

what deemed evidence of unlawful use 44 

Bovines with communicable diseases, sale, etc., restricted 147 

Bradford, election proceedings legalized 297 

town-meeting proceedings legalized 380 

Bread, weight of loaves established 73 

Bresnahan, George U., appropriation in favor of 257 

Britton, A. H. & Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Brock, George, appropriation in favor of 290 



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Brock, George W., appropriation in favor of 276 

Brookline, election proceedings legalized 297 

Brook trout, fishing for as business prohibited 185 

taking regulated 182, 183 

Brown, Josiah W., certain portion of estate exempted from taxation. 334 

Brown & Saltmarsh, appropriation in favor of 290 

Brush fire in or near woodland regulated 200 

Buffum, Francis H., appropriation in favor of 291 

Bulky articles, officer not liable for excessive attachment of 59 

Bureau of labor, appropriations for department 164, 168, 284 

Burkett, Eay E., appropriation in favor of 290, 291 

Burleigh, IT. W., appropriation in favor of 290 

Buzzell, Rose M., appropriation in favor of 289 

Caine, James H., appropriation in favor of widow 255 

Callaghan, Bessie A., appropriation in favor of 289 

Campbell, Fremont ,T., appropriation in favor of 276 

Canterbury, election proceedings legalized 297 

Capital Fire Insurance Co., increase of capital stock authorized 303 

Capstick, Robert, appropriation in favor of 290 

Carey, Bernard W., appropriation in favor of 291 

Caribou, taking and possession prohibited 178 

Carroll, establishment of water-works authorized 306-309 

toAvn-meeting proceedings legalized 380 

Carroll county, terms of superior court, when and where held 214 

Carter, John & Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Carter, Raymond W., appropriation in favor of 290 

Cathedral Ledge reservation, exchange of lands authorized 48 

Cattle commission, appropriations for department 164, 169, 268 

Cattle with communicable diseases, sale, etc., restricted 147 

Cemetery, location near schoolhouse regulated Ill 

Chadwick, Hale, appropriation in favor of 291 

Chandler, William D., appropriation in favor of 290 

Charitable societies, real estate exempt from taxation, when 194 

Charlestown, appropri.ation for town fair authorized 304 

Chase, Bernard B., appropriation in favor of 289 

Chase, Olin H., appropriation in favor of 290 

Cheney, Thomas P., 2d, appropriation in favor of 291 

Cheshire county, terms of superior court, when and where held 214 

City, assessors to prepare militia enrollments 21 

deposit of funds regulated 207 

to maintain signs at grade crossings 14 

trust funds of, how held and administered 218-220 

City councils may regulate keeping of animals, etc 57 

powers as to streets, etc 101 

Claremont, fiscal year ends January 31 108 

police commission established 313 

Clark, Bessie A., appropriation in favor of 290 

Cocaine, etc., sale in pool-room, news stand, etc., prohibited 216 

search warrant for 212 

Cod, taking regulated 186 



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Colebrook, exemption of hotel property from taxation authorized. . . . 349 

Collateral legacies and successions, taxation of 112, 114 

assistant attorney-general to supervise 133 

expense of administration provided for 133 

Commissioner of motor vehicles, appointment, duties, salary, etc.... 208 

Conch, taking regulated 186 

Concord, appropriation for 150th anniversary authorized 297 

school district No. 20, boundaries defined 336 

Concord & Montreal Kailroad, union with other railroads authorized. 386-388 

Conlen, Harold W., appropriation in favor of 257 

Connecticut river in Cheshire county, regulation of fishing in 183 

Conservator, appointment for person on own application 58 

license for sale of personalty by 79 

trust company, etc., not to act as 126 

Constitutional convention, sense of voters to be taken in 1916 287 

Consumptives, indigent, appropriation for treatment of 281 

Coutoocook river, prohibition of ice-fishing in 194 

Contracts for state work. New Hampshire bidders to be preferred. ... 50 

Contributory negligence, defendant has burden of proving 203 

Conveyance of real estate, one witness required 77 

Conway, forestry commission authorized to acquire certain lands in. . 271 

Coos county, terms of superior court, when and where held 214 

Cornish, appropriation for 150th anniversary authorized 305 

Corporation, annual return of, what to contain 17 

individual liability of stockholders in certain cases 82 

may issue fifty per cent, of authorized capital 82 

stock dividends regulated 85 

Corporations : 

Amherst Water Co., charter of 341-343 

Amoskeag Manufacturing Co., certain rights transferred to suc- 
cessor 339 

Amoskeag Safe Deposit and Trust Co., name changed to Amos- 
keag Trust Co 385 

Bennington Home Benefit Ass'n, charter of 333 

Capital Fire Insurance Co., increase of capital stock authorized. 303. 
Concord & Montreal Railroad, union with other railroads au- 
thorized 386-388 

Damon Lodge, No. 9, Knights of Pythias, of Portsmouth, N. H., 

charter of 383 

Errol and Berlin Electric Eailway Co., charter of 344-346 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Eailway Employees' Relief 

Ass 'n, charter amended 352 

First Baptist Society in Milford, annual meeting, when held 352 

Granite Lodge, No. 1056, Loyal Order of Moose of Berlin, N. H., 

charter of 350 

Granite State Fire Insurance Co., charter amended 312 

Hanson Family Ass'n, charter of 335 

Hillsborough Bridge Congregational Society, name changed to 

Smith Memorial Congregational Society 303 

Laconia Lodge No. 876, of the Benevolent and Protective Order 

of Elks, charter of 300, 374 



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Corporations : 

Lower Bartlett and Intervale Water Co., charter of 365-368 

Manchester Safety Deposit and Trust Co., charter amended 379 

Mount Crescent Water Co., increase of capital stock authorized. 311 
New Hampshire Bible Society, gratuitous distribution of Bibles, 

etc., authorized 302 

New Hampshire Fire Insurance Co., charter amended 310 

New Hampshire Eailroad, corporation authorized 386-388 

New Hampshire Surety Co., charter amended 339 

Northern Eailroad, union with other railroads authorized 386-388 

Parish of Trinity Church of Northfield and Sanbornton, acts rati- 
fied and confirmed 315 

Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co., increase of guaranty capital 

authorized 304 

St. Mary 's Cooperative Credit Ass 'n, charter amended 340 

Stephen J. Wentworth Camp No. 14, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., 

of Somersworth, N. H., charter of 334 

Trustees of the Widows' Charitable Fund, name changed to New 
Hampshire Congregational Ministers' and Widows' Fund; 

charter amended 338 

Walpole & Alstead Street Railway Co., charter extended 379 

Woodstock & Thornton Gore Eailroad, charter repealed 316 

Corrupt practices at elections, act to prevent 234-239 

Costs, allowance in certain probate proceedings 31 

Councilors not eligible to appointive offices 16 

County, deposit of funds regulated 207 

County commissioners, duties with respect to needy blind 96, 97 

may obtain supplies through state purchasing 

agent 251 

County solicitors, expenses of, when allowed; how approved 199 

may order measurement of prisoners, etc 130 

salary and expenses payable quarterly 199 

Cragg Bindery, appropriation in favor of 290 

Credit, procurement by false statement in writing, how punished 49 

Crops, injury by hunters, etc., prohibited 178 

Cross-state highways provided for 94-96 

Crystal lake, in Enfield, regulation of fishing in 182, 183 

CuUerot, Eugene P., appropriation in favor of 289 

Cummings, Wm. Mack, appropriation in favor of 289 

Currier, John M. T., appropriation in favor of 289 

Damon Lodge, No. 9, Knights of Pythias, of Portsmouth, N. H., 

charter of ^^3 

Dartmouth College, appropriation for • • • 281 

Davis, Albert P., appropriation in favor of 257 

Deaf, dumb and blind, appropriations for 163, 168 

Deed of real estate, one witness required 77 

Deer, damage by, how appraised and paid for 177 

killing regulated when damaging crops 177 

taking, when and how permitted ; sale of 177, 1 79 

transportation regulated 179, 188, 189 



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Defectives, marriages of restricted 217 

DeLacoiiibe, Edward, appropriation in favor of 290 

Dependent mothers, aid provided for 171 

Deposit book, procedure in ease of loss or destruction 28, 29 

Deputy register of probate for Rockingham county, salary of 22 

Deputy secretary of state, salary of 248 

Deputy state treasurer, salary of 28 

Dimond, M. J., appropriations in favor of 289, 290 

Diphtheria antitoxin, purchase and distribution regulated 107 

Diseases communicable, how reported; measures of quarantine 24, 25 

District police courts abolished 36 

Dogs, self -hunting, running at large regulated 20, 179 

Dover, ward limits defined 324 

Dow, William E., appropriation in favor of 289 

Drunkenness, act to prevent in no-license territory 198 

how punished 24 

Dublin, establishment of water-works authorized 370-373 

Dublin pond, in Dublin, regulation of fishing in 182 

Ducks, taking regulated 181 

Duubarton, appropriation for 150th anniversarj' authorized 315 

Durham, Edward A., appropriation in favor of 289 

Eastman, Edson C, appropriation in favor of 290 

East Side road, appropriation for completing '. . 259 

East Wakefield to Maine state line, appropriation for highway 277 

Elections : 

ballots for biennial elections, how prepared ; form prescribed .... 138 

bribery laws, appropriation for enforcement of 280 

committee treasurers, duties of 238 

delegates to national conventions, when and how chosen 145 

expenditures by candidate at election limited 235 

by candidate at primary limited 236 

by state committee limited 235 

how made public 237 

permissible for certain purposes 235 

failure of town clerk to return number of voters, how punished . . 201 

misuse of ballots prohibited 236 

newspaper advertising regulated 236, 237 

printed matter for circulation, use regulated 236 

solicitation of candidates prohibited 237 

violations of corrupt practices act, how prosecuted and punished. 237, 238 

Elk, taking and possession prohibited IT'S 

Employers' mutual liability insurance associations, incorporation and 

regulation of 239-243 

Employment certificate for minor, who may issue 64 

Endicott rock, appropriations for light 165, 170 

English, Ned G., appropriation in favor of 276 

Errol and Berlin Electric Railway Co., charter of 344-346 

Excise commissioners, board established 127-129 

Executor, account not allowed until legacy tax paid 113 

powers as to realty of non-resident subject to legacy tax. . . 113 



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Executor, to collect oi' deduct legacy tax 112 

to give notice of legacy 79 

trust company, etc., not to act as 126 

foreign, when granted license to sell property 57 

Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway Employees' Relief 

Ass 'n, charter amended 352 

Exeter river, regulation of smelt fisliing in 1 86 

Explosives, use for taking fish prohibited 184 

False statement in writing to procure credit, how punished 49 

Earmington, town-meeting proceedings legalized 353 

Feeding-stuffs, sale regulated 245-248 

Fees for analysis of commercial fertilizers 83 

feeding-stuffs 247 

certificate of incorporation of trust company, etc 120 

copies of record on appeal from public service commission. . 103 

copies of record, etc., of public service commission 104 

entry of petition with public service commission 103 

examinations for practice of medicine 229, 280 

osteopathy 232 

inspection of boats, etc., how accounted for 135 

license of commercial fertilizers, how expended 84 

hunters 187 

insurance brokers 66 

lightning-rod agents 150 

medical practitioners 230 

operators of motor vehicles 159, 160 

osteopathists 232 

orders by public service commission 103 

registration of fungicides and insecticides 136 

motor vehicles 158, 159, 160 

power boats 141 

seals and plates for motor vehicles 159 

teachers' applications for employment 211 

Fences, injury by hunters, etc., prohibited 178 

Fertilizer, use of fish prohibited 185 

Fertilizers, commercial, sale regulated 83, 84 

Fire-alarm, tampering with, etc., how punished 201 

Fire-escapes, when required ; form prescribed 144 

Firemen 's relief fund, appropriations for 165, 170 

restricted to members of state association. . . . 206 

First Baptist Society in Milford, annual meeting, when held 352 

Fish and game commission: 

appropriations for department 165, 1 70 

deficiency in funds provided for 193 

general powers and duties of 190 

may enforce rules and regulations 191 

may prohibit fishing in rivers to protect ice supply 98 

may sell trout fry and fingerlings 191 

may take fish for propagation, etc 191 

to dispose of fish and game seized 191 



414 Index. [1915 

Fish and game commission : 

wardens, appointment of 191 

powers and duties of 192 

records and reports of 192 

salaries of 192 

Fish and game, revision of laws concerning 173-193 

birds, provisions concerning 181, 182 

sale of carcass, when prohibited 176 

snaring and trapping prohibited 182 

close season by proclamation, when and how 177, 178 

dogs, self -hunting, running at large regulated 20, 179 

fences and crops, injury prohibited 178 

fish and game fund, deficiency provided for 193 

expenditure regulated 190 

how made up 189 

fish and game wardens, provisions concerning 191, 192 

fish for fertilizer, use prohibited 185 

fish, fresh-water, provisions concerning 182, 186 

fraudulent use of fry prohibited 185 

how to be taken 175 

nets, use allowed, when 184 

placing certain fish in trout and salmon waters 

prohibited 184 

poisons and explosives, use prohibited 184 

private waters, provisions concerning 185 

racks, etc., to obstruct fish prohibited 184 

taking with certain devices prohibited 184 

trolling for salmon and trout, when permitted. . 185 

fish, salt-water, provisions concerning 186 

purse seines, etc., prohibited 186 

fur-bearing animals, provisions concerning 180 

game, how to be taken 175 

general restrictions on taking, possession, and sale 175 

hunters' licenses, provisions concerning 187-189 

ice-fishing, general regulation of 183-185 

prior prohibitory acts saved 193 

prohibition in Contoocook river 194 

to protect ice supply 98 

meaning of terms used 174, 175 

possession presumptive evidence of illegal taking 177 

quadrupeds, provisions concerning 178-181 

transportation, general restriction of 176 

of deer regulated 179 

out of state regulated 176 

within state regulated 176 

Fisher, taking regulated 180 

Fitts, George D., appropriation in favor of 290 

Flag, desecration defined ; how punished 88 

Flint, George W., appropriation in favor of 276 

Food production, powers of state board of health as to persons and 

places 27 



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Foreign executor, etc., when granted license to sell property 57 

Forest protection: 

appropriations for department 165, 170 

acquisition of lands in Conway authorized 271 

brush fire in or near woodland regulated 200 

conferences of forest fire wardens 149 

cooperative lookout stations provided for 19 

fighting forest fires, appropriation for 258 

lumber slash, disposal of regulated 106 

reforestation of waste and cut-over land provided for 220, 221 

Forestry commission, appropriation in favor of 290 

to have care and management of Miller park. . . 260 

Foster 's Democrat, appropriation in favor of 290 

Fox, taking regulated 180 

Freedom, Effingham, and Ossipee Center road, in Freedom, appropria- 
tion for 262 

French, John D., appropriation in favor of 257 

Fry, fraudulent use prohibited 185 

sale of, by fish and game commission 191 

Fungicides, sale regulated; strength and purity standardized 135-138 

Fur-bearing animals, open season for 180 

pelts, purchase and sale of 180 

taxation of, when used for breeding, etc 200 

trapping and snaring regulated 180 

G. L. Lincoln Furniture Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Galloway, Everett J., appropriation in favor of 276 

Game. See Fish and game. 

Geese, taking regulated ' '^1 

Glanders, sale of horse infected with, how punished 146 

Goffstown, increase of water-works debt authorized 3S1 

Golden trout, taking regulated 18^^ 

Goodman, W. P., appropriation in favor of 290 

Gordon, Earle C, appropriation in favor of 290 

Governor authorized to exchange lands in Conway and Bartlett 48 

may make agreement as to investigation of water-power. ... 91 

may suspend open game season, when and how 177, 178 

to appoint committee on industrial institution for blind 260 

to approve appointment of deputy commissioner of agri- 
culture 253 

Governor and council: 

appropriations for department 161, 166, 265, 284 

may dispose of Normal Hall, Plymouth HI 

may suspend rules as to office hours of state departments 74 

may transfer fish and game receipts 193 

to appoint advisory board of department of agriculture 252 

assistant attorney-general 133 

bank commissioners 60 

commissioner of motor vehicles 208 

commission to investigate state hospital 255 

excise commissioners 12' 



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Governor and council: 

to appoint highway commissioner 109 

justices and special justices of municipal courts 32 

medical examiners 229 

trustees of state institutions 249 

to approve acquisition of certain lands by forestry commission. . . 271 
appointment of clerks and agents by excise commis- 
sion 127, 128 

to designate highway from Raymond to Massachusetts state line. 55 

to supervise expenditure of fish and game fund 190 

expenditures by state departments 53 

suppression of gypsy and brown-tail moths 12 

Grade crossings, maintenance of warning signs by municipalities 14 

Grafton county, terms of probate court, when and where held 90 

terms of superior court, when and where held 214 

Grand Army of the Republic, appropriations for 165, 170 

property used by exempted from tax- 
ation 204 

Granite Lodge No. 1056, Loyal Order of Moose of Berlin, K H., 

charter of 350 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation for 262 

Granite State Fire Insurance Co., charter amended 312 

Grasshoppers, appropriations for bounties on 164, 169, 273 

Graupner, Lesette, appropriation in favor of 270 

Gray squirrels, taking regulated '. 180 

Great Bay, appropriation for oyster beds in 285 

regulation of smelt fishing in 186 

Greenland Bay, regulation of smelt fishing in 186 

Guaranty fund of trust company, etc., what deemed in computing 

dividend 233 

Guardian, license for sale of personalty by 79 

trust company, etc., not to act as 126 

Uaggett, William H., appropriation in favor of 291 

Haines, John N., appropriation in favor of 276 

Hampton, appropriation for breakwater in 267 

Hanson Family Ass 'n, charter of 335 

Hares, taking and sale regulated ] 79, 180 

Harrington, Smith B., appropriation in favor of 290 

Haverhill Corner, establishment and proceedings of precinct legalized. 316 

Health boards, duties with respect to communicable diseases 24, 25 

infantile eye diseases 87 

how constituted in towns 30 

Health officers, how appointed for towns; duties, tenure of office, etc. 30 

Hedgehogs, appropriations for bounties on 164, 169 

High schools, assignment of non-resident pupils regulated 147 

Highway, maintenance of sliade trees in 197 

municipality owner of certain trees in 196 

power of city councils respecting 101 

power of selectmen respecting 101 

roadside growth, care and removal of 196 



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Highway, town not liable for injury on, if load exceeds six tons 245 

if received on state highway 52 

unless bound to maintain . . 52 

Highway agents, how chosen ; duties of 243 

Highways, appropriations for: 

East Side road, completion of 259 

East Wakefield to Maine state line 277 

Ereedoni, Effingham, and Ossipee Center road, in Freedom 262 

Hampton breakwater 267 

Lancaster line iu Jefferson to Eandolph , 278 

Lancaster village to Jefferson town line 272 

Little Diamond pond to Big Diamond pond 276 

Lost River road 275 

Merrimack Valley road, completion of 259 

Orf ord bridge to Baker 's ponds 270 

Ossipee-Meredith road, completion of 259 

Pinkham Woods road 279 

Pontook falls to Stark 274 

Randolph town line to Gorham hill 279 

Robin 's Hill road 263 

Sandwich Notch road, in Thornton 269 

Sandwich Notch and Dale road, in Sandwich 268 

South Side road, completion of 259 

Sugar Loaf road 261 

Tumbledown Dick road 261 

West Side road, completion of 259 

Highways, permanent improvement of: 

appropriations for department 165, 170 

certain cross-state highways provided for 94-96 

expense of improving certain highways, how borne 198 

highway department established 108-110 

expense of administration, how borne 110 

highway commissioner, appointment, salary, and duties 109 

appeals from; biennial report of... 110 

new bridge between Tilton and Belmont provided for 54 

proportion of state aid to towns 71 

roadside growth on state highways, removal of 197 

Raymond to Massachusetts state line, highway provided for 54 

Rockingham road, new location established 116 

state engineer^ office abolished 108 

sum of .$50,000 made available 278 

Hillsborough Bridge Congregational Society, name changed to Smith 

Memorial Congregational Society 303 

Hillsborough county, terms of superior court, when and where held. . . 214 

Hog cholera, sale of swine infected with, how punished 146 

Holderness, election proceedings legalized 298 

Holt, Luther J., appropriation in favor of 257 

Hopkinton, appropriation for 150th anniversary authorized 298 

election proceedings legalized 297 

Horse with glanders, sale, etc., how punished 146 

Hunters ' licenses, provisions concerning 187-189 



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Husband, rights of, in estate of deceased wife 39 

Hutchins, Frank D., appropriation in favor of 276 

Ice, protection of waters used for supply 98 

lee-fishing, general regulation of 183, 185 

prior prohibitory acts saved 193 

prohibition in portion of Contoocook river 194 

to protect ice supply in rivers 98 

Indexer of records to be clerk of public printing commission 41 

Indexing, appropriations for department 162, 167 

Industrial school, appropriations for department 163, 168 

improvements 287 

management and control provided for 249 

Infants, certain eye diseases to be reported 87 

Ingalls, William D., appropriation in favor of 257 

Inheritances, taxation of 112-114 

assistant attorney-general to supervise 133 

expense of administration provided for 133 

Insane persons, interstate transfer of 21 

lunacy commission to be notified of guardian's ap- 
pointment 21 

Insecticides, sale regulated; strength and purity standardized 135-138 

Insurance : 

appropriations for department 161, 166 

' ' agent, ' ' meaning of term 40 

agents to be residents and licensed 40 

brokers, how licensed 66-68 

cancellation of license as measure of retaliation 205 

company chargeable with broker 's knowledge, when 67 

employers' mutual liability insurance associations, incorporation 

and regulation of 239-243 

foreign insurance companies, how taxed 51 

insurance contract, commissioner may prescribe shape and size, 

and change form 88 

mutual insurance company, when licensed 76 

Interest charges and maturing bonds, appropriations for 165, 170 

Intoxicating liquor: 

excise commissioners, board established 127 

license commissioners, tenure of office terminated 129 

licenses of fifth class, to whom granted 47 

possession of liquor, when illegal 140 

prescriptions by physicians regulated 71, 72 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Jackson, Henry O., appropriation in favor of 257 

Jacques, Archie L., appropriation in favor of 276 

John B. Clarke Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

John B. Varick Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Juvenile court, publication of proceedings restricted 99 



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Keene Sentinel Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Kemp, George A., appropriation in favor of 289 

ICenna, Frank M., appropriation in favor of 290 

Knox, William H., appropriation in favor of 289 

Labor legislation: 

employment certificate for minor, who may issue 64 

hours of labor for women and minors under eighteen 222, 223 

vacation certificate for minor, requisites of 64 

Laboratory of hygiene, appropriations for department 164, 169 

Laconia, proposed highways to be approved 388 

Laconia Lodge No. 876, of the Benevolent and Protective Order of 

Elks, charter of 300, 374 

Laconia school district established 354 

Lafayette Artillery Company, appropriations in favor of 164, 169 

Lake trout, fishing for as business prohibited 185 

taking regulated 183 

trolling for, when permitted 185 

Lamb, Fred W., appropriations in favor of 289, 290 

Lancaster line in Jefferson to Randolph, appropriation for highway. . 278 

Lancaster village to Jeft'erson town line, appropriation for highway. . 272 

Landaff, election proceedings legalized 297 

Lawrence, George, appropriation in favor of 289 

Legacy, executor to notify legatee of 79 

Legislative expense, appropriations for 162, 167 

Legislative transportation, improper use of, how punished 131 

License commissioners, tenure of office terminated 129 

License of employers' mutual liability insurance associations 240 

hunters 187-189 

insurance agents 40 

insurance brokers 66, 67 

insurance company, cancellation as measure of retaliation. 205 

lightning-rod agent 149 

liquor dealers of fifth class 47 

medical practitioners 230 

mutual insurance company 76 

operators of motor vehicles 159, 160 

osteopathists 232 

License to sell property, when granted to foreign executor, etc 57 

Lightning rods, sale regulated 149-151 

Lights and buoys, appropriations for 165, 170 

certain funds to be expended for 142 

public service commission has jurisdiction over. . . . 142 

Lisbon village district, powers of commissioners 369 

Little Diamond pond to Big Diamond pond, appropriation for highway 276 

Littleton, town-meeting proceedings legalized 353 

Lobsters, taking regulated , 186 

interference with pots prohibited 186 

Lookout stations, maintenance in cooperation with other states 19 

Lost River road, appropriation for 275 

Lothrop, Ernest A., appropriations in favor of 276, 290 



420 Index. [1915 

Loughlin, James A., appropriation in favor of 257 

Lower Bartlett and Intervale Water Co., charter of 365-368 

I-iumber cars, railroads to equip with stakes and wires 143 

Lunacy commission, appropriations for department 163, 168 

may arrange for interstate transfer of insane. ... 21 
to be notified of appointment of guardian for 

insane 21 

Lydiard, Edward L., appropriation in favor of 290 

Magoon, George H., appropriation in favor of 289 

Manchester, clerk of munici])al court, salary of 33 

common council abolished 301 

compensation of police payable semi-monthly 299 

fire hydrants, annual payment for 383 

hotel building, exemption from taxation authorized 323 

mayor, power to veto appropriations 301 

to approve expenditures and salary increases 363 

to define scope of city departments 364 

to supervise city officials and expenditures 364 

overseer of poor, proposals for supplies not to be pub- 
lished 354 

proposed highways to be approved 389 

registrars of voters, board established 390-397 

representatives to general court, apportionment of 331 

ward limits defined 326-331 

Manchester Safety Deposit and Trust Co., charter amended 379 

Manchester War Veterans, appropriations in favor of 164, 169 

Marriages of mental defectives restricted 217 

Marten, taking regulated 180 

Martin, Llewellyn E., appropriation in favor of 257 

McDonnell, Frank A., appropriation in favor of 274 

Medical referees, appropriations for department 164, 169 

Medicine, practice regulated 228-233 

Medicines, patent, false statement as to curative effect misbranding. . 66 

Meloon, Harry H., appropriation in favor of 271 

Mental defectives, marriages of restricted 217 

Merrimack county, terms of superior court, when and where held 214 

Merrimack A^alley road, appropriation for completing 259 

new bridge between Tilton and Belmont 54 

Mileage books, public service commission to fix rates for 23 

Militia, enrollment by assessors and selectmen 2] 

service and discharge after term of enlistment, provision 

repealed 48 

Miller park, forestry commission to manage and care for 260 

Minah, Franklin J., appropriation in favor of 290 

Mink, taking regulated 1 80 

Minor, employment certificate for, who may issue 64 

hours of labor for, in certain cases 222 

vacation certificate for, requisites of 65 

Minute Men, appropriation in favor of 282 

Misbranding, false statement as to curative efiPect constitutes 66 



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Monitor & Statesman Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Mont Vernon, election proceedings legalized 337 

Moose, taking and possession prohibited 178 

Moran, William H., appropriation in favor of vpidow 256 

Moth suppression, appropriations for 165, 170 

commissioner of agriculture may undertake 12 

subject to supervision of governor and council . ... 12 

Mothers, aid provided in certain eases 171 

Motor boats, inspection, registration, etc. See Boats. 
Motor cycles, provisions resjiecting. See Motor vehicles. 
Motor vehicles: 

commissioner provided for; appointment, salary, etc 208 

fees for registration, licenses, etc 158-160 

headlights to be dimmed, when 157 

management near street cars, etc 157 

meaning of terms used in act 151-153 

motor cycles, seals to be furnished for 153-157 

registration and license without fee, when 160 

Moulton, Herbert A., appropriation in favor of 276 

Mount Crescent Water Co., increase of capital stock authorized 311 

Mud pond, in Canaan and Orange, name changed to Mirror lake 15 

Municipal courts established 32-37 

clerks, appointment, compensation, and duties 33, 34 

disqualifications for practice 36 

establishment by vote in certain cases 35 

fines, etc., receipt and disbursement of 33, 63 

jurisdiction, civil and criminal 34, 35 

justices and special justices, appointment of 32 

disqualifications for practice 36 

salaries of 36, 63 

sessions for civil trials 35 

in any town in county 36 

Municipal finances, etc., tax commission to investigate 266 

Murder, arraignment and trial for ; how punished 70 

Muscallonge, taking regulated 183 

Muskrat, taking regulated 180 

Names changed by probate courts 291-295 

by superior court 295, 296 

Amoskeag Safe Deposit and Trust Co. to Amoskeag Trust Co. . . . 385 
Hillsborough Bridge Congregational Society to Smith Memorial 

Congregational Society 303 

Mud pond to Mirror lake 15 

Spectacle pond to Mountain view lake 15 

Trustees of the Widows ' Charitable Fund to New Hampshire Con- 
gregational Ministers' and Widows' Fund 338 

White pond to White lake 330 

Nash stream, taking of brook trout prohibited 182 

Nashua, assessors, assistraits authorized 323 

meetings of board 322 

office hours of clerk 322 

organiz.n.tion of board .''•22 

28 



422 Index. [1915 

Nashua, issue of bonds authorized 368 

purchase of adjoining laud for cemeteries authorized 355 

sidewalks, construction and maintenance of 382 

National conventions, delegates to, when and how chosen 145 

Neal, Guy S., appropriation in favor of 289 

Negligence, contributory, defendant has burden of proving 203 

Nelson, N. C. & Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Nets, use allowed in fishing, when 1 84 

Newcastle, contract with Portsmouth for water supply authorized 305 

Newfound lake, regulation of fishing in 182, 185 

New Hampshire Bible Society may distribute Bibles, etc., gratuitously 302 
New Hampshire College of Agriculture: 

agricultural extension work authorized 263 

appropriation for 288 

appropriations for department 163, 168 

dormitory or commons 288 

maintenance and current expenses 288 

may obtain supplies through state purchasing agent 251 

treasurer to be custodian of federal funds 264 

New Hampshire Fire Insurance Co., charter amended 310 

New Hampshire fruit, appropriation for premiums at New England 

show 286 

New Hampshire Historical Society, appropriations for 165, 170 

New Hampshire Patriot Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

New Hampshire Eailroad, corporation authorized 386-388 

New Hampshire Surety Co., charter amended 339 

New Hampshire Veterans' Ass'n, appropriation for repair of building 265 

North Conway, village improvement precinct established 375-378 

Northern Eailroad, union with other railroads authorized 386-388 

North Hampton, town-meeting proceedings legalized 381 

Norton, Mary A., appropriation in favor of 289 

Nursery inspection act, violations of, how prosecuted 75 

Nursery inspector, appointment of 75 

Office hours in state offices and departments 74 

Old Home Week observance, appropriations for 165, 170 

O 'Malley, Michael, appropriation in favor of 257 

Orford, appropriation for 150th anniversary authorized 302 

Orford bridge to Baker's ponds, appropriation for highway , 270 

Ossipee-Meredith road, appropriation for completing 259 

Otter, taking regulated 180 

Oysters, appropriation for beds in Great Bay 285 

taking regulated 186 

Pandering, how punished 41 

Parish of Trinity Church of Northfield and Sanbornton, acts ratified 

and confirmed 315 

Parsons, John G., appropriation in favor of 276 

Partridge, taking regulated 181 

European, taking prohibited 1 81 

Paugus lake, regulation of fishing in 183, 184 



1915] Index. 423 

Pharmacy commission, appropriations for department 164, 1(39 

Pheasant, taking prohibited 181 

Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Co., increase of guaranty capital 

authorized ^^^ 

Physicians, duty with respect to communicable diseases 24, 25 

practice of medicine regulated 228-233 

prescriptions for intoxicating liquor regulated 71, 72 

Pickerel, taking regulated 183, 184 

Pike perch, taking regulated 183 

Pinkham Woods road, appropriation for 279 

Piscataqua river, regulation of fishing in 186 

Pittsburg, election proceedings legalized 297 

Pleasant pond, in New London, regulation of fishing in 182 

Plover, black-breasted, taking regulated 1 81 

goklen, taking regulated 181 

upland, taking prohibited ^81 

Plymouth, exemption of Draper-Maynard Co. legalized 324 

Poisons, use for taking fish prohibited 1 84 

Police court, appellant from to recognize or be committed 45 

Police courts abolished ■^'^ 

Police courts. See Municipal courts. 

Police matrons, appointment provided for 92 

Police offences, how punished t)2 

Political expenditures, act regulating 234-239 

Poll-tax delinquent, commitment of 115, 215 

commitment warrant, what to contain 116, 216 

earnings during confinement, how applied 115, 215 

Pontook falls to Stark, appropriation for highway 274 

Portsmouth armory, appropriation for drill-shed 280 

Portsmouth Herald Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Poultry, larceny of, how punished ^^ 

Power boats, registration of; fees, certificates, etc 141, 142 

unlawful operation of, how punished 141 

Prentiss, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 258 

Prescriptions for intoxicants regulated ' 1 ' ^2 

Pridham, James W., appropriation in favor of -5' 

Prisoners, county solicitor may order measurement, etc T-'^O 

destruction of photographs, etc., when ordered 130 

Prisoners' Aid Ass'n, appropriations for 163, 168 

Probate courts, appropriations for department 162, 167 

license for sale by foreign executor, etc 57 

of personalty by guardian '^ 

of realty, by husband or wife of 

insane person 20 

may allow costs in certain proceedings "^^ 

may appoint conservator for person on own appli- 

cation 

mav authorize mortgage, lease, or purchase of realty 

" -to 

by trustee 

terms for Eoekingham county -" 



Grafton county . 



90 



trust company not to be appointed executor, etc. . • • 126 



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Index. 



1915 



Probation officers for towns, how and when appointed 36 

Prostitution, procurement for purposes of, how punished 41 

Public instruction, appropriations for department 163 168 

superintendent, duties with respect to aid for dependent mothers 171, 172 

registration of nurses. . . . 233 
teachers' employment bu- 
reau 211 

teachers ' pensions 224-227 

may review assignment of pupil to high school. . 147 

Public printing commission, appropriations for department 162, 167 

indexer of records to be clerk of 41 

Public service commission : 

appropriations for department 161, 166 

clerk provided for 103 

commissioner disqualified to sit at hearing, when '. . . 102 

fees and expenses in certain cases 103 

fees for boat inspection, etc., how accounted for 135 

may appoint assistant inspectors of boats 134 

mileage-book rate, how fixed 23 

orders, continuance of; how served 104 

street railways, extension of 105 

telephone rates, supervision of 80 

to provide rules for inspection and licensing of boats 134 

to register power boats 141 

to supervise lights and buoys on inland waters 142 

Public Statutes amended, etc. : 

chapter 23, senatorial districts 20.9 

40, section 4, towns may raise money, for what 68 

43, section 9, highways, use of, how regulated 101 

43, section 49, fiscal year of towns 108 

50, section 10, city councils to make ordinances, etc. . . . 57, 101 

51, section 2, cemeteries, location restricted Ill 

56, section 27, estates in trust, where taxed 244 

60. section 8, arrest for taxes, when made 115, 215 

60, section 9, copy of warrant with jailer 116, 216 

68, section 2, highway appeal to court 201 

76, section 3, town not liable for highway injury if load 

excessive 245 

88, section 2, town may raise additional school money. . 73 

89, section 3, school district may raise money, for what. 75 

113, section 18, exposing diseased horses, penalty 146 

126, section 1, bread, weight of loaves regulated 73 

137, section 3, deeds, how executed 77 

150, section 8, individual liability of stockholders 82 

150, section 16, annual return of corporation 17 

157, section 22, non-resident railroad treasurer to fur- 
nish certain records 17 

169, section 3, mutual insurance company, when licensed. 76 

169, section 7, insurance agents to be residents 40 

169, section 14, foreign insurance companies, how taxed. 51 

170, section 1 , form of insurance contract 88 



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Public Statutes amemled, etc.: 

chapter] 76, section 6, conveyance if wife or husband insane.... 20 

]77, section 7, guardian may sell personal estate 79 

184, section 1, probate court for Eockingham county.... 26 

184, section 9, probate court for Grafton county 90 

187, section 15, executor to give notice of legacy 79 

195, section 10, widow 's share of personalty 37 

195, section 11, widow's share of realty 38 

195, section 12, surviving husband's share of personalty. 38 

195, section 13, surviving husband's share of realty 39 

246, section 3, notice to quit if rent in arrears 44 

252, section 3, appellant from police court to recognize. . 45 

264, section 20, police offences, how punished 24, 62 

273, section 11, unauthorized stock issue, etc, how pun- 
ished ^5 

275, section 1, larceny of horses, etc., how punished 56 

278, section 3, on plea of guilty of murder, court to fix 

degi'ee ' ^ 

278, section 5, murder, how punished 70 

Public utility, issuance of securities regulated 131 

stockholders to approve lease or transfer 55 

Purchasing agent, office abolished -51 

Purse seine, use for taking cod, etc., prohibited 186 

Quail, taking regulated ^ ^^ 

Eabbits, taking and sale regulated ^79, ISO 

Eaccoon, taking regulated ^ 8*^ 

Eail, taking regulated ^ ^^ 

Eailroads : 

grade crossings, municipalities to maintain signs at 14 

lumber cars to have stakes and wires 1 43 

mileage-book rate, how fixed -3 

non-resident treasurer to furnish copies of certain records 17 

transportation of deer regulated 1"9, 188, 189 

of fish and game 176 

union of New Hampshire railroads authorized 386-388 

Eandolph town line to Gorham hill, appropriation for highway 279 

Eaymond to Massachusetts state line, highway provided for 54 

Eeal estate, conveyance of, one witness required 77 

demand upon and notice to delinquent tenant 44 

how conveyed if wife or husband insane 20 

mortgage, lease, or purchase by trustee 18 

of charitable societies, when exempt from taxation 194 

Eegisters of probate and deputies, appropriations for 162, 167, 273 

Eemington Typewriter Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Eobin's Hill road, appropriation for 263 

Eobinson, Harry J. A., appropriation in favor of 289 

Eochester, city charter amended 356-361 

street sprinkling contracts authorized 384 

ward limits defined 347-349 



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Eoehester Courier, appropriation in favor of 290 

Rockingham county, deputy register of probate, appropriation for. . . 273 

salary of 22 

terms of probate court, when and where held. . . 26 

terms of superior court, when and where held. . . 213 

Eockingham road, a^jpropriation for completing 259 

new location established 116 

Rollinsford, cemetery trustees provided for 362 

Ruflfed grouse, taking regulated 181 

Sable, taking regulated 180 

St. Mary's Cooperative Credit Ass'n, charter amended 340 

Salaries increased : 

deputy register of probate for Rockingham county 22 

deputy secretary of state 248 

deputy state treasurer 28 

Salem, contract with Methuen, Mass., for water supply authorized. . . 374 

Salmon, taking regulated 1 82, 183 

trolling for, when permitted 185 

Sanborn, Lizzie H., appropriation in favor of 289 

Sandwich Notch road, in Thornton, appropriation for 269 

Sandwich Notch and Dale road, in Sandwich, appropriation for 268 

Sanitary Paper Cup Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Savings banks may invest in bonds and notes of public utilities, when 204 

certain promissory notes 195 

mortgages of realty outside state, when 202 

not taxable for state and municipal bonds 86 

procedure if deposit book lost or destroyed 28, 29 

if examination resisted or unsafe methods 

employed 100 

Schenck, M. L., appropriation in favor of 290 

School for feeble-minded children : 

additional accommodations, appropriation for 273 

appropriations for department 163, 168, 268 

management and control provided for 249 

materials and supplies, how furnished 250 

Schools : 

appropriations for support and encouragement of 163, 168 

assignment of non-resident pupils to high schools regulated 147 

district may provide buildings for occupancy of teachers 75 

school boards to recommend aid for dependent mothers 171 

to remedy unsanitary conditions on notice 43 

school money, how raised 73 

teachers, employment bureau for 211 

pensions for 223-228 

Screens, etc., to obstruct fish, use prohibited 184 

Search warrant for cocaine, etc 212 

Secretary of state, appropriations for department 161, 166 

salary of deputy 248 

to distribute corrupt practices act to candidates. 238 



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Index. 



427 



Secretary of state, to issue certificate of trust company incorpora- 
tion 

vacancy in office, how filled 

Seeds, guarantees of, how based; publication of tests 

Senator in congress, vacancy in office, how filled 

Senatorial districts, how constituted 

Session laws amended, etc.: 

1815, chapter 41, Trustees of the Widows' Charitable Fund.. 
1853, chapter 1441, certain Colebrook jjroperty annexed to Stew- 

artstown 

1869, chapter 97, section 1, New Hampshire Fire Insurance Co. 
1885, chapter 161, section 2, Granite State Fire Insurance Co. . 
1891. chapter 215, section 2, Manchester Safe Deposit and Trust 

Co., powers of 

241, section 3, Rochester city council 

241, section 7, supervisors of check-list 

241, section 13, ward officers 

241, section 14, mayor, duties, salary, etc 

241, section 15, councilmen, term of office 

241, section 17, city clerk 

241, section 18, board of health 

241, section 19, board of assessors 

241, section 23, other city officers of Eochester... 

241, section 24, council to fill vacancies 

241, section 25, tenure of office, removal, etc 

241, section 26, police court 

241, section 27, justice and clerk to account 

254, section 1, Amoskeag Safe Deposit and Trust 

Co 

1893, chapter 29, section 3, highway agents, how chosen 

59, section 1, liability of towns for highway dam- 
ages 

162, section 2, Goffstown, water-works debt limit. 
183, section 5, Manchester water-works sinking 

fund 

1897, chapter 63, practice of medicine regulated 

78, section 10, ballots for biennial elections 

194, section 3, disposition of Nashua cemetery 

funds 

1899, chapter 24, section 1, murder, how punished 

35, guardian for person on own application 

40, investment of municipal trust funds 

64, section 2, firemen's relief fund, how disbursed 

66, desecration of flag 

1901, chapter 16, section 1, right of physician to quarantine. . . 

16, section 2, certain diseases to be reported 

16, section 3, quarantine by health officers 

16, section 4, placarding of premises 

16, section 5, report to state board of health. . . . 

32, weight of loaves of bread 

35, section 1, feeding-stuffs, how to be marked.. 



120 

129 

90 

32 

209-211 

338 

311 
310 
312 

379 
356 
356 
357 
357 
359 
359 
359 
359 
359 
359 
359 
359 
359 

385 
243 

52 
381 

383 
233 

138 

355 
70 
58 

220 

206 
88 
24 
24 
24 
24 
24 
73 

245 



428 Index. [1915 

Session laws amended, etc.: 

190], chapter 35, section 2, " coueentrated commercial feeding- 
stuffs, ' ' meaning of 245 

35, section 3, certificate of analysis to be filed. . . 245 

35, section 4, license fee required 245 

35, section 5, samples to be analyzed 245 

35, section 8, prosecution of violations 245 

43, section 1, fertilizers, how to be marked 83 

43, section 2, analysis and samples 83 

43, section 3, analysis fees required 83 

43, section 7, samples to be analyzed 83 

43, section 8, license fee, how expended 83 

59, section 1, veterinaries to be registered 81 

59, section 9, illegal use of title, penalty 81 

79, fish and game laws 192 

83, investment of municipal trust funds 220 

98, section 7, brush fires regulated 196 

104, section 2, arraignment for murder 70 

113, section 1, widow's share of personalty 37 

113, section 2, widow's share of realty 37 

113, section 3, surviving husband's share of per- 
sonalty 38 

113, section 4, surviving husband's share of realty 39 

114, section 1, investments of savings banks 202 

233, section 2, Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury 

Street Railway Employees' Relief Ass'n, 

powers of 352 

1903, chapter 43, section 1, nursery inspector, appointment of. 75 
43, section 7, violations of nursery law, how 

prosecuted 75 

95, section 6, classes of liquor licenses 47 

114, section 1, murder, how punished 70 

120, section 2, illegal use of registered bottle, 

penalty 43 

120, section 3, search warrant for recovery 44 

224, section 5, Lisbon village district, powers of 

commissioners 369 

1905, chapter 14, section 1, widow's share of personalty 37 

29, insurance brokers, licensing of 68 

40, section 1, what legacies and inheritances tax- 
able 112 

40, section 5, executor to deduct tax 112 

40, section 16, account not allowed until tax paid 112 
40, chapter 18, transfer of stock by foreign ex- 
ecutor 112 

40, chapter 19, delivery of assets to foreign ex- 
ecutor 112 

40, section 20, state treasurer party, when 112 

40, section 22, ex]ienses under act, how met 133 

45, section 1, if savings-bank book lost, etc 28 

45, section 2, issue of new book 29 



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Index. 



429 



Session laws amended, 

1905, chapter 45, 

49, 

117 

117 

222 

1907, chapter 5 

24 

28 

48 

88 

89 

104 

125 

126 
]37 
147 
147 
235 

290 

1909, chapter ] 
52 

61 

61 

61 

74 

75 

81 

]02 

102 

107 

125 

128 

141 

155 

164 
277 
277 
277 
286 
320 
328 
1911, chapter 15 

16 
39 
■43 



etc. : 

section 3, if duplicate refused, procedure.... 29 

section 3, classes of liquor licenses 47 

section 7, special compensation of solicitors. . 199 

section 8, compensation of substitutes 199 

section 1, Woodstock electric light plant 361 

section 1, defrauding hackmen, etc 51 

identification of criminals 130 

Grafton county, terms of superior court 214 

section 4, food packages misbranded, when. . 66 

section 4, deputy registers of probate, salaries 22 

insurance agents to be residents 40 

section 15, extension of state highways 54 

section 3, cases against juvenile offenders, 

how heard 99 

section 3, contracts for water service by towns 143 

form of fire-escapes prescribed 145 

section 2, state agent for moth suppression. . 12 

section 12, suppression of insect pests 12 

section 2, Mount Crescent Water Co., cap- 
ital of 311 

section 2, school district No. 20, Concord, 

boundaries of 336 

section 1, murder, arraignment and trial for. 70 

school money, how raised 73 

section 2, guarantee of seeds, how based.... 90 

section 3, publication of seed tests 90 

section 6, enforcement of provisions 90 

sections 1-4, protection of ice supply 98 

state auditor provided for 61 

salaries of certain state officers 28, 248 

section 2, militia enrollment, what to contain. 21 

section 96, application for discharge 48 

section 1 , mileage books good for bearer 23 

section 1 , savings bank dividends limited .... 233 

section 13, brush fire in time of drouth 200 

telephones, installation of, etc 80 

section 4, East Side, West Side, and Merri- 
mack Valley roads 54 

fire-escapes for certain buildings 145 

section 4, Woodstock water commissioners. . . 317 

section 5, management of water-works 317 

section 6, disposition of funds 317 

Woodstock & Thornton Gore Bailroad 316 

section 1, Berlin, compensation of council. . . . 378 

section 7, duration of act limited 389 

section 3, food production, powers of state 

board of health 27 

wood alcohol, etc., sale regulated 13 

sprinkling contracts by street railways 29 

fire-escapes for certain buildings '. . . . 145 



430 Index. [1915 

Session laws amended, etc.: 

1911, chapter 61, insurance brokers, licensing of 40 

68, section 2, if bank resists examination, etc... 100 
70, section 1, procurement for prostitution, how 

punished 41 

132, section 1, attachment of bulky articles 59 

133, section 1, motor vehicle act, meaning of 

terms 151 

133, section 2, registration by owner, etc 153 

133, section 3, operation by non-resident 154 

133, section 4, registration by dealer, etc 156 

133, section 6, number on motor cycles 157 

133, section 7, brakes, mufflers, lights, etc 157 

133, section 12, management near horses, etc 157 

133, section 26, fees for registration, etc 158 

133, section 29, registration without fee, when... 160 
138, section ], Boscawen, equalized valuation of 

scholars, how determined 78 

159, annual returns by corporations 17 

162, section 9, employment certificate, by whom is- 
sued 64 

162, section 10, school record to be examined 65 

164, section 2 (h), public service commissioner, 

when disqualified to act 102 

164, section 11 (b), reconstruction of railroads... 105 
164, section 13 (b), lease or transfer of public 

utility 55 

164, section 3 9, steamboat inspection, etc 103 

164, section 20, prior provisions repealed 104 

166, section 24, mountain lookout stations 19 

265, section 1, Eochester, sprinkling contracts by. 384 
299, Manchester overseer of poor to publish cer- 
tain proposals 354 

1913, chapter 14, section 1, appointment of highway agent... 243 

19, section 1, injury on highway if load excessive 245 

55, school district may exempt loan from taxation 75 

76, section 1, clerk of printing commission 41 

82, section 5, commitment of poll-tax delinquent. 115, 215 

92, mileage books for five hundred miles 23 

111, section 2, roadside growth, removal of 196 

115, sections added and renumbered 194 

115, section 1, charitable institutions, exemption 

from taxation 204 

123, relief of destitute mothers 172 

140, board of control established 251 

143, section 1, self -hunting dogs, control of 20 

145, section 4, public service commissioner, when 

disqualified to act 102 

145, section 6, assistant clerk for commission. ... 103 

145, section 11, reconstruction of railroads 105 

145, section 18, new sections added to chapter 164, 

Laws of 1911 103, 104 



1915] Index. 4P,1 

Session laws amended, etc.: 

1913, chapter 146, bank commissioner and deputy 62 

154, section 2, certain state revenue, how ex- 
pended 46 

154, section 3, act takes effect, when 46 

155, section 6, disposal of lumber slash 106 

156, section 1, hours of labor for women, etc 222 

157, senatorial districts, how made up 209 

163, section 2, commissioner of agriculture 252 

163, section 3, agricultural districts and boards. . 252 

163, section 4, duties of commissioner 252 

163, section 5, certain boards and offices abolished 254 

164, insurance brokers, licensing of 40 

165, section 4, fish and game commissioner, duties 193 

165, section 5, deputy in each county 193 

165, section 6, prosecution of offenders 193 

165, section 7, hunters' licenses, how issued 193 

165, section 8, department expenses, how paid. . . . 193 

165, section 9, transfer of appropriation 193 

167, section 1, delegates to national conventions, 

when chosen 145 

167, section 2, election, how conducted 146 

168, section 4, reimbursement of towns for high- 

way expense 71 

185, section 1, inspector of boats, duties, etc 134 

185, section 2, regulations as to inspection 134 

185, section 4, fees for inspection, etc 135 

205, section 3, penalty for violation of act 92 

205, section 4, takes effect on passage 92 

215, fire-escapes for certain buildings 145 

217, section 1, mutual insurance company, when 

licensed 76 

308, section 1, exemption of Manchester hotel au- 
thorized 323 

366, section 3, Eochester, ward limits defined 347 

366, section 4, incumbents continued in office.... 347 

380, Amherst water-works authorized 343 

421, Lisbon village district board of health 370 

427, part 1, section 65, Nashua assessors, organi- 
zation of 322 

427, part 1, section 66, office hours of clerk of 

board 322 

427, part 1, section 67, meetings of board 322 

427, part 1, section 70, assistant assessors 322 

1915, chapter 30, section 3, municipal courts, fines of, how dis- 
bursed 63 

30, section 10, salaries of justices 63 

107, commitment of poll-tax delinquent, etc 216 

248, section 2, Laconia Lodge of Elks, right to 

hold property 374 

Shad, taking regulated 1 84 

Shade trees, care and preservation in highways 196, 197 



432 Index. [1915 

Shannon, Edwin H., appropriation in favor of 290 

Sheep industry, appropriation for encouragement of 283 

Skunk, taking regulated 180 

Slash, disposal by lumber operators regulated 106 

Smelt, fresh-water, taking regulated 184 

salt-water, taking regulated 186 

Snipe, taking regulated ] 81 

Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, land in Sutton ex- 
empted from taxation 26 

Soldiers' home, appropriations for department 163, 168 

South Side road, appropriation for completing 259 

Spectacle pond, in Newbury, name changed to Mountainview lake. ... 15 

Spofford lake, regulation of fishing in 183 

Springfield, election proceedings legalized 297 

Squam lake, appropriations for lights and buoys 165, 170 

regulation of fishing in 1 83 

State auditor, office abolished 61 

State board of charities and correction, appropriations for department 163, 168 

duties with respect to indi- 
gent consumptives 281 

State board of health: 

appropriations for department 164, 169 

powers with respect to infantile eye diseases 87 

food production 27 

distribution of antitoxin 107 

restricting use of common towels 86 

sanitation of sehoolhouses 42 

use of unauthorized water supply 92 

to appoint health officers for towns 30 

to furnish quarantine instructions to health boards 25 

State board of registration in dentistry, appropriations for depart- 
ment 164, 169 

State board of i-egistration in optometry, appropriations for depart- 
ment 164, 169 

State departments, expenditures to be approved by governor and 

council 53 

materials and supplies, how furnished 251 

office hours prescribed 74 

receipts of, how expended 46 

State engineer, office abolished 108 

State highways, fiee Highways, permanent improvement of. 

State hospital, additional accommodations provided for 286 

appropriations for department 163, 168 

investigation of conditions provided for 255 

management and control of 249 

materials and supplies, how furnished 250 

temporary absences of inmates 203 

State house, appropriations for department 162, 167, 284 

State house yard, appropriation for improvements 267 

State institutions, appropriations for department 162, 167 

management and control of 249-251 



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State library, appropriations for department 1G3, 168 

redecorating building 259 

materials and supplies, how furnished 250 

State normal school, Keene, appropriations for 163, 168 

dormitory, completion provided for 269 

materials and supplies, how furnished. . 250 

Plymouth, appropriations for 110, 163, 168 

dormitory and gymnasium, comple- 
tion provided for 110 

materials and supplies, how fur- 
nished 250 

Normal Hall, sale authorized Ill 

State prison, appropriations for departinent 163, 168 

improvements 283 

management and control of 249 

materials and supplies, how furnished 250 

State sanatorium, appropriations for department 163, 168 

management and control of 249 

materials and supplies, how furnished 250 

State tax, apportionment of 5-12, 47 

for 1916 and 1917 16 

State treasurer, action by, with respect to legacy tax 113, 114 

annual report, what to contain 61 

appropriations for department 161, 166, 268 

boat registration fees, how expended 142 

fertilizer license fees, how expended 84 

may employ additional clerical assistance 61 

revenue from state departments, how expended 46 

salary of deputy 28 

to keep fish and game fund separate 189 

to perform duties of state auditor 61 

State work, New Hampshire bidders to be preferred 50 

Steamboat inspection, etc. See Boats. 

Stephen J. Wentworth Camp No. 14, Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., of 

Somersworth, N. H., charter of 334 

Stewartstown, annexation of Wiggin land annulled 311 

Stock dividend by corporation regulated 85 

Strafford county, terms of superior court, when and where held. ..'... 213 

Stratford, school district vote legalized 351 

Street railways, extension of lines, how effected 105 

may operate sprinkling ears owned by others 29 

Sugar Loaf road, appropriation for 261 

Sullivan, Dennis, appropriation in favor of 257 

Sullivan, election proceedings legalized 297 

Sullivan county, terms of superior court, when and wliere held 214 

Sunapee lake, appropriations for lights and buoys 165, 170 

regulation of fishing in 182, 183 

Superior court, appropriations for department 162, 167, 284 

adjournment to other places in county 214 

jurors, how summoned 214 

terms of, when and where held 213, 214 



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Superior court, to approve expense accounts of county solicitors.... 199 

Supreme court, appropriations for department 162, 167 

Sweatt, Tyler C, appropriation in favor of 276 

Swine affected with cholera, sale of, how punished 146 

Taxation of collateral legacies and successions 112-114 

foreign insurance companies 51 

fur-bearing animals kept for breeding 200 

property held in trust 244 

Tax commission, appropriations for department 162, 167 

to investigate municipal finance and accounts 266 

Tax exemptions: 

Colebrook, hotel property in 349 

investments of savings banks in state and municipal bonds 86 

Grand Army of the Republic, property used by 204 

Manchester, hotel building in 323 

real estate of certain charitable societies 194 

Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests, land in Sutton 26 

Wolfeboro, certain estate of .Tosiah W. Brown 334 

Libby Museum 375 

Teachers, employment bureau f.or 211 

pensions provided for 223-228 

Telegraph Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Telephone rates under supervision of public service commission 80 

Tenant, delinquent, demand upon and notice to 44 

Tewksbury pond, in Grafton, regulation of fishing in 182, 183 

Thompson «S: Hoague, appropriation in favor of 290 

Times Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Toilet Supply Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Towels, common use prohibited in certain places 86 

Town clerk, failure to return number of voters, how punished 201 

Towns, health boards of, how composed 30 

health officers, how appointed, etc 30 

highway agents, how chosen ; duties of 243 

highway injury, town not liable if load exceeds six tons 245 

if received on state highway 52 

imless bound to maintain... 52 

may appropriate money fior anniversary celebrations 68 

may establish municipal courts in certain cases 35 

may exempt real estate of certain charitable societies 194 

may furnish water to other towns and non-residents 148 

powers of selectmen as to sidewalks, etc 101 

probation officer for, when and how appointed 36 

proportion of highway aid to 71 

selectmen to prepare militia enrollments 21 

to maintain signs at grade crossings 14 

trust funds of, how held and administered 218-220 

Townsend, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 289 

Trawl, use for taking cod restricted 186 

Trolling, when permitted for salmon and lake trout 185 

Troy, establishment of water-works authorized 319-322 



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Trust companies, etc., incorporation and management provided for. . 117-127 
guaranty fund of, what deemed in computing div- 
idend 233 

Trust funds of towns and cities, how held and administered 218-220 

Trust property, where and to whom taxed 244 

Trustee, account not allowed until legacy tax paid 113 

mortgage, lease, or purchase of realty by 18 

to collect or deduct legacy tax 112 

trust company, etc., not to act as 126 

Trustees of state institutions, board created 249-251 

Trustees of the Widows' Charitable Fund, name changed to New 
Hampshire Congregational Ministers' and Widows' Fund; char- 
ter amended 338 

Tuberculosis, appropriation for treatment of indigent sufferers 281 

Tumbledown Dick road, appropriation for 261 

Turgeon, Napoleon, appropriation in favor of 276 

Undervfood Typewriter Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

Union-Leader Co., appropriation in favor of 290 

United States senator, vacancy in office, how filled 32 

Vacation certificate for minor, requisites of 65 

' ' Veterinary surgeon, " or "V. S., " use of title regulated 81 

Vigneault, Alphonse W., appropriation in favor of 290 

Vital statistics, appropriations for department 164, 169 

Wakefield, election proceedings legalized 299 

Walpole & Alstead Street Eailway Co., charter extended 379 

Walton, Donald S., appropriation in favor of 2.57 

Ward, Walter ,T. A., appropriation in favor of 289 

Wardens, fish and game, appointment, duties, etc 191, 192 

Wardner, Ella M., appropriation in favor of 289 

Warren, Joseph, address for removal of 291 

Waste land, reforestation provided for 220, 221 

Water-power, investigation of amount available provided for 91 

Water supply, towns may contract with other towns and non-residents 143 

use from unapproved auxiliary source regulated 92 

Weeks, E. M., appropriation in favor of 290 

Wentworth lake, regulation of fishing in 183 

West Side road, appropriation for completing 259 

White fish, taking regulated 184 

White Horse Ledge reservation, exchange of lands authorized 48 

White perch, taking regulated ^83 

White pond, in Tamworth, name changed to White lake 130 

Widow, rights of, in estate of deceased husband 38 

Wiggin, Charles S., annexation of land to Stewartstown annulled 311 

Wiggin, Henry E., annexation of land to Stewartstown annulled 311 

Wild birds, nests protected 182 

snaring and trapping prohibited 182 

taking prohibited 181 

Wild-cats, bounty on ^ ^^ 



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Wilson, Paul K., appropriation in favor of 257 

Winchester, appropriation for care of citizens' clock authorized 373 

Winnipesaukee lake, appropriations for lights and buoys 165, 170 

regulation of fishing in 183, 184 

Winnisquam lake, appropriations for lights and buoys 165, 170 

regulation of fishing in 183, 184 

Wolfeboro, certain estate of Josiah W. Brown exempted from taxa- 
tion 334 

Libby Museum exempted from taxation 375 

Women, hours of labor regulated 222, 223 

Wood alcohol, etc., sale regulated 13 

Woodcock, taking regulated 181 

Wood duck, taking prohibited 181 

Woodstock, purchase of electric lighting plants authorized 361 

water commissioners provided for 317 

Woodstock & Thornton Gore Railroad, charter repealed 316 

Wright, Edgar, appropriation in favor of 290 

Wrinkles, taking regulated 186 

Yelow-legs, taking regulated 181 

Young, Harrie M., appropriation in favor of 290 



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