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LAWS 



OP THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1921 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 5, ADJOURNED APRIL 14 




CONCORD, N. H. 
1921 



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STATE OFFICERS. 



Governor Albert 0. Brown. 

fGeorge W. Barnes, 
I Albert Hislop, 

Councilors I George E. Trndel, 

I George L. Sadler, 
[Pred S. Eoberts. 

Adjutant-General Charles W. Howard. 

Agriculture, Co)vmis<iioner of Andrew L. Felker. 

f James 0. Lyford, 

Bank Commissioners, Board of -{Guy H. Cutter, 

JE'rederic S. Nutting. 

Charities and Corrcciion, Siecretary 
of State Board of William J. Ahern. 

Conciliation and Arh it ration. State fGeorge A. Tenney, 

Board of <[ Michael F. Connolly, 

[Theodore W. Law. 

fHuntloy N. Spaulding, 
I Wilfrid J. Lessard, 

Education, State Board of \ Orton B. Brown, 

[ Alice S. Harriman, 
i^^Merrill Mason. 

Conimissioncr of Ernest W. Butterfield. 

Fish and Game Commissioner Mott L. Bartlett. 

Forester, State John H. Foster. 

I'W. Robinson Brown, 

Forestry Cominission \ Henry W. Anderson, 

( Joseph B. Murdock. 

Health, Secretary of State Board of . . . . Charles Duncan. 

Highway Commissioner Frederic E. Everett. 

Insurance Commissioner John J. Donahue. 

Labor Commissioner John S. B. Davie. 

Law Enforcement, State Commirsioner 

of Jonathan S. Lewis. 



4 State Officers. 

Librarian, State Arthur H. Chase. 

Motor Vehicles, Commissioner of Olin H. Chase. 

fWilliam T. Gunnison, 

Public Service Commission \ Thomas W. D. Worthen, 

[John W. Storrs. 

Purchasing Agent William A. Stone. 

Secretary of State Edwin C. Bean. 

Deputy Hobart Pillsbury. 

fCharles M.Floyd, 

Tax Commission, State \ John T. Amey, 

[Fletcher Hale. 

Treasurer, State John Wesley Plummer. 

Deputy Henry M. Short. 



ts and Measures, Commissioner 
of Harold A. Webster. 



SUPREME COURT. 

Chief Justice Frank N. Parsons. 

f John E. Young, 

Robert J. Peaslee, 

Associate Justices i -nr-iT a t-.i 

1 William A. Plummer, 



I Leslie P. Snow. 

Attorney -General Oscar L. Young. 

Assistatit Joseph S. Matthews. 

Laiv Reporter Crawford D. Hening. 

Clerk of the Supreme Court Arthur H. Chase. 

SUPERIOR COURT. 

Chief Justice John Kivel. 

[Oliver W. Branch, 

. . , ^ . - William H. Sawyer, 

Associate Justices < 

I John E. Allen, 



Thomas L. Marble. 



The Legislature of 1921. 



THE LEGISLATURE OF 1921 



SENATE. 



President. — Leslie P. Snow, Eochester, r. 
Cleric. — Clarence S. Forsaith, Manchester, r. 
Assistant Cleric. — Bernard B. Chase, Plymouth, r. 
Sergeant-at-Arms. — William H. Knox, Madbury, r. 
Messenger. — Frederick W. Moore, Laconia, r. 
Assistant Messenger. — Eaymond C. Greer, Goffstown, r. 
Doorkeeper. — Frank Tf. Gay, Hillsborough, r. 



SENATOES. 



Oscar P. Cole, Berlin, r. 
Elbridge W. Snow, Whitefield, r. 
Fred Parker, Lisbon, r. 
John H. Garland, Conway, r. 
Fred Gage, Grafton, r. 
Ellsworth H. Eollins, Alton, r. 
Charles H. Bean, Franklin, r. 
George A. Fairbanks, Newport, r. 
John G. Winant, Concord, r. 
Fred 0. Smalley, Walpole, r. 
Merrill G. Symonds, E. Jaffrey, r. 
Charles S. Emerson, Milford, r. 



Thomas F. Moran, Nashua, d. 
William W. Flanders, Weare, r. 
Benjamin H. Orr, Concord, r. 
William B. McKay, Manchester, r. 
Adams L. Greer, Manchester, r. 
Thomas J. Conway, Manchester, d. 
Ferdinand Farley, Manchester, d. 
Arthur G. Whittemore, Dover, r. 
Joe W. Daniels, Manchester, r. 
James A. Tufts, Exeter, r. 
Oliver L. Frisbee, Portsmouth, r. 



HOUSE OF EEPEESENTATIVES. 

SpeaTcer. — Fred A. Jones, Lebanon, r. 
Cleric. — Harrie M. Young, Manchester, r. 
Assistant Cleric. — Bernard W. Carey, Newport, r. 
Sergeant-at-Arms. — Walter J. A. Ward, Hillsborough, r. • 
Chaplain. — Eev. Harold H. Niles, Concord. 
Doorlceeper. — Guy S. Neal, Acworth, r. 
Doorkeeper. — Frank P. Collins, Manchester, r. 
Doorlceeper. — Charles W. Buzzell, Lakeport, r. 
Doorlceeper. — Horace F. Hoyt, Hanover, r, 



EOCKINGHAM COUNTY. 



Atkinson, Eugene E. Sawyer, r. 
Auburn, Edgar L. Preston, r. 
Brentwood, Charles Flanders, r. 
Candia, Ernest S. Colcord, d. 
Chester, John D'. Fiske, r. 
Danville, Clarence M. Collins, r. 
Deerfield, Walter B. Scott, r. 
Derry, Edmund E. Angell, r. 

Ealph W. Davis, r. 

James A. Hunt, r. 

Leonard H. Pillsbury, r. 
East Kingston, Charles F. Knights, r. 



Epping, Augustus D. Brown, d. 
Exeter, Albertus T. Dudley, r. 

Fred S. Fellowes, r. 

•Chester D. Hatch, r. 

Albert E. McEeel, r. 
Fremont, Stephen A. Frost, r. 
Greenland, Eugene S. Daniell, r. 
Hampstead, Isaac Eandall, r. 
Eampton, Ernest G. Cole, r. 
Hampton Falls, Charles A. Parker, 
Kensington, Ealph B. Fish, r. 
Kingston, George B. Stevens, r. 



The Legislature of 1921. 



EOCKINGHAM COUNTY. — Continued. 
Londonderry, Eddie H. Davenport, r. 
Newcastle, Elmer S. Pridham, d. 
Newfields, Bert P. Doe, r. 
Newmarket, Adelard Eousseau, d. 

Fred E. Sanborn, d. 

George H. Willey, d. 
Newton, Benjamin S. Andrews, r. 
North Hampton, Samuel A. Dow, r. 
Northicood, John G. Towle, r. 
Nottingham, Fred Fernald, r. 
Plaistow, Joseph W. C. Ibbotson, r. 
Portsmouth, 

Ward 1, Ealph L. Hett, r. 

William J. Linchey, r. 



Ward 2, Amon O. Benfield, r. 
William A. Hodgdon, r. 
John W. Leavitt, r. 
Ward 3, James J. Ileffernan, r. 

James W. Sehurman, r. 
Ward 4, George E. Cox, r. 
Ward 5, James A. Jameson, r. 
Haymond, Llewellyn J. Gove, r. 
Hye, Arthur A. Jenness, r. 
Salem, Wallace W. Cole, r. 
Walter F. Haigh, r. 
Sandown, John D. Kelley, d. 
SeahrooTc, Jere L. Smith, r. 
Stratham, Frank H. Pearson, r. 
Windham, Edward A. Haskell, r. 



STRAFFOKD COUNTY. 



Barrington, Henry W. Locke, r. 
Dover, 

Ward 1, John L. Foss, r. 

Hubert K. Reynolds, r. 
Ward 2, Wilbur F. Moody, r. 
Eugene Smart, r. 
Erving F. Wentworth, r. 
Ward 3, Charles A. Fairbanks, r. 
Samuel B. Shackford, r. 
Ward 4, George D. Barrett, r. 
James G. Houston, r. 
Thomas Sherry, r. 
Ward 5, Edward Durnin, d. 
Durham, Mark E. Willey, r. 
Farmington, Frank J. Smith, r. 
Earle M. Tuttle, r. 
Lee, Frank J. Davis, r. 
Madbury, Henry B. Knox, r. 
Milton, Fred S. Hartford, r. 
New Durham, Izah P. Berry, d. 



Rochester, 

Ward 1, Lawrence E. Haley, r. 
Ward 2. Charles W. Evans, r. 
Ward 3, Harry H. Meader, r. 
Ward 4, Alfred Beaudoin, d. 

Adelard G. Gelinas, d. 
Ward 5, Louis H. McDuffee, r. 
Ward 6, Charles W. Lowe, r. 

Charles E. Woodward, 
Hollinsford, Jessie Doe, r. 

George H. Yeaton, r. 
Somersworth, 

Ward 1, Paul A. Eainville, d. 
Ward 2, Michael J. Leary, d. 
Ward 3, Alfred J. Boucher, d. 
Ward 4, John Parsons, d. 

Edward G. Letourneau, d. 
Ward 5, Peter Perreault, Jr., d. 
Straford, Adrian B. Preston, r. 



BELKNAP COUNTY. 



Alton, Oscar E. Davis, r. 
Barnstead, Fred E. Berry, r. 
Belmont, Frank P. Grant, r. 
Center Harbor, Loui L. Sanborn, r. 
Gilford, Oscar V. Eand, r. 
Gilmanton, Charles Frank Page, r. 
Laconia, 

Ward 1, George W. Tarlson, r. 

Ward 2, Fortunat E. Normandin, d. 
William D. Kempton, d. 

Ward 3, Charles M. Avery, r. 



Ward 4, Charles H. Tilton, r. 

Harry E. Trapp, r. 
Ward 5, Joseph B. F. Bell, r. 
Lester Philbrook, r. 
Ward 6, Charles O. Hopkins, r. 
Frank S. Peaslee, r. 
Meredith, Ealph N. Piper, r. 
Neiv Hampton, Adelbert M. Gordon, r. 
Sanbornton, Walter A. Wilson, r. 
Tilton, Albert S. Carter, r. 
Charles F. Little, r. 



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CAEROLL COUNTY. 



Bartlett, Edward B. Cobb, r. 
Conway, James McD". Blue, r. 

Clarence Ela, r. 

Amos A. Phelps, r. 
Eat07i, Winfield S. Head, r. 
Effingham, Frank O. Leavitt, r. 
Freedom, John E. Perkins, r. 
Hart's Location, Charles H. Morey, 
JacJcson, Arthur C. Gray, r. 



Moultonborough, George A. Blanchard, r. 
Ossipee, Ervin W. Hodsdon, r. 
Sandwich, Alonzo McCrillis, r, 
Tamworth, Martin L. Sehenck, r. 
Tuftonioro, Daniel B. Palmer, r. 
Wakefield, William N. Eogers, d. 
Wolfehoro, Stephen W. Clow, r. 
Obed S. Young, r. 



MERRIMACK COUNTY. 



Allenstown, Walter W. Kenison, d. 
Andover, Charles S. Stone, d. 
Boscawen, Mary L. R. Farnum, d. 
Boiv, Edwin A. Colby, r. 
Bradford, Gaylord G. Cumniings, d. 
Canterbury, Lowell T. Mason, r. 
Chichester, Bryant B. Call, r. 
Concord, 

Ward 1, Ernest L. Cross, d. 
Fred M. Dodge, d. 
Ward 2, Cyrus E. Robinson, d. 
Ward 3, Guy A. Swenson, d. 
Ward 4, Henry H. Amsden, r. 

William P. Danforth, r. 
Joseph S. Otis, r. 
Ward 5, Earl F. Newton, r. 

William W. Thayer, r. 
Ward 6, John H. Brown, r. 
George R. Leavitt, r. 
Edward A. Tuck, r. 
Ward 7, Arthur E. Clarke, r. 
Frank J. Kelley, r. 
John H. Sargent, r. 
Ward 8, William A. Lee, d. 
Ward 9, William J. Ahern, d. 

Frederick A. Jor<lan, d. 



Banbury, Lee V. Knapp, r. 
Bunbarton, Philander M. Lord, r. 
Epsom, Joseph Lawrence, r. 
FranMin, 

Ward 1, Harry W. Gilchrist, r. 

Ward 2, Frank W. Clough, d. 

Edmund J. Garneau, d. 

Ward 3, George H. Bartlett, r. 
Alfred G. Thompson, r 
Henniker, Harry L. Holmes, r. 
Bill, Joseph B. Murdock, r. 
Hool-sett, Burt Otterson, r. 
Hopkmton, James O. Straw, d. 
Loudon, Frank M. Ladd, r. 
Newbury, Allen A. Emerson, d. 
New London, Allen O. Crane, r. 
Northfield, William C. Sargent, r. 
Pembroke, Alonzo J. Bates, d. 
George P. Cass, d. 
Michael E. Forcier, d. 
Pittsfield, Joseph C. Adams, r. 
William B. Ely, r. 
Salisbury, Leander N. Sawyer, r. 
Sutton, Fred A. Sawyer, r. 
Warner, George C. Chase, r. 
Wilmot, Leon E. Sawyer, r. 



HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 



Amherst, Charles P. Dodge, r. 
Antrim, Charles S. Abbott, r. 
Bedford, Orra G. Kilton, r. 
Bennington, Arthur F. Bell, r. 
Brookline, Fred E. Roekwood, d. 
Leering, James W. Ellsworth, d. 
Francestown, Fred A. Pettee, r. 



Goffstown, Benjamin F. Greer, Jr., r. 

John H. Brown, r. 
Greenfield, Fred B. Brooks, d. 
Greenville, Louis O. Boisvert, d. 
Hancock, Ernest L. Adams, d. 
Hillsborough, John S. Childs, r. 

Herbert H. Eaton, r. 



The Legislature of 1921. 



Hillsborough County. — Continued. 
Eollis, Wilbert P. Farley, r. 
Hudson, Henry C. Brown, r. 
Lyndeborough, John A. Spaulding, r. 
Manchester, 

Ward 1, Harry B. Cilley, r. 

Charles H. Gile, r. 

George Allen Putnam, r. 
Ward 2, Oscar F. Bartlett, r. 

William F. Howes, r. 

Harry T. Lord, r. 

Edwin A. Norton, r. 
Ward S, Wilbur G. Colcord, r. 

Henry W. Burman, r. 

James H. Cavanaugh, r. 

Alvah H. Gray, r. 

George E. Prime, r. 

John F. Eoberts, r. 
Ward 4, Parker E. Brown, r. 

Frank H. Challis, r. 

William G. Gannon, r. 

Henry I. Haselton, r. 

Ernest A. Merrill, r. 
Ward 5, James V. Broderiek, d. 

Joseph P. Kenney, d. 

Jeremiah J. Tobin, d. 

James J. Jennings, d. 

Thomas D. Kelley, d. 

John J. Gorham, d. 

Patrick Sheridan, d. 

Peter J. Magan, d. 

Eugene Heffron, d. 
Ward 6, Rollin B. Johnston, r. 

Cyrus A. Kimball, r. 

Fred D'. Pierce, r. 

William S. Rainford, r. 

Leroy M. Streeter, r. 
Ward 7, Emile J. Godbout, d. 

James B. McCarthy, d. 

Albert A. Richard, d. 
Ward 8, Joseph Chevrette, d. 

Michael S. Donnelly, d. 

Israel Smith, d. 

Cornelius J. Sullivan, Jr., d. 
Ward 9, Henry W. Allen, r. 

Andrew B. Bobbie, r. 

Patrick B. Maloney, r. 

Donald Mclntyre, r. 

Peter F. White, r. 



Ward 10, Hiram H. Appelman, r. 
Theophile B. Larivee, r. 
Fred H. Hecker, r. 
Ward 11, ILenrj R. Blais, d. 

Jeremiah J. Leahy, d. 
John B. Mullen, d. 
Ward 12, Philippe G. Cote, d. 
Wilfred Lamy, d. 
Alfred F. Maynard, d. 
Edward E. Rajotte, d. 
Ward 13, Joseph Arthur Dionne, d. 
George Francoeur, Jr., d. 
Remi Gagnon, d. 
Pierre Gauthier, d. 
Romeo M. Janelle, d. 
Mason, Tracy A. Eaton, r. 
Merrimack, Charles F. Young, r. 
Mil ford, Samuel A. Love joy, r. 
George A. Mclntire, r. 
Frank W. Ordway, r. 
Mont Vernon, George D. Kittredge, r, 
Nashua, 

Ward 1, James H. Hunt, r. 

Ovid F. Winslow, r. 
Ward 2, Walter R. Avard, r, 

Charles H. Jackman, r. 
Ward 3, Alphonse Boisvert, d. 
John P. Lampron, d. 
Noe Richard, d. 
Ward 4, William E. Foisie, r. 
Ward 5, Robert Earley, d. 

Michael P. Sullivan, d. 
Ward 6, George J. O'Neil, d. 
Ward 7, James A. Gallagher, d. 
Frank 0. Morse, d. 
Raymond S. Cotton, d. 
Ward 8, James B. Hallisey, d. 
Irenee D. Ravenelle, d. 
John T. Winn, d. 
Ward 9, Remi Aubut, d. 

Joseph Larouche, d. 
Arthur A. Pelletier, d. 
George L. Soucy, d. 
New Boston, George L. Hooper, r. 
New Ipswich, Robert B. Walker, r. 
Pelham, Harold S. Frost, r. 
Peterborough, John W. Derby, r. 

Maurice H. Nichols, r. 
Weare, Frank H. Peaslee, r. 
Wilton, Stanley H. Abbott, r. 



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CHESHIRE COUNTY. 



Alsfead, George F. Lewis, d. 
Chesterfield, Ellon A. Safford, r. 
Dublin, Willard H. Pierce, r. 
FitzwilUam, Clarence M. Damon, r. 
Gilsum, Lansing W. Wilder, r. 
Harrisville, Seldon P, Tuttle, d. 
Uinsdale, William G. Booth, r. 
Jafrey, Joseph D. Donahue, r. 

Will J. Mower, r. 
Keene, 

Ward 1, Ora C. Mason, r. 

William J. Callahan, r. 
Ward S, Henry E. Swan, r. 
Herbert E. Fay, r. 



Ward 3, Forrest J. Hall, r. 
Herman C. Rice, r. 
Ward 4, Wilder F. Gates, r. 
JVard 5, Willie A. Dodge, r. 
Marlborough, Charles A. Bemis, r. 
li'.ichmond, Calvin S. Anderson, r. 
Eindge, Oren F. Sawtelle, r. 
Stvansey, Raymond L. Lane, r. 
Troy, Ernest F. Barrett, d. 
Walpole, William J. King, r. 

Arthur E. Wells, d. 
Westmoreland, Asa A. Whitman, r. 
Winchester, Osmon B. Barney, r. 
Henry T. Coombs, r. 



SULLIVAN COUNTY. 



Acworth, Merle E. Reed, r. 
Charlestown, James W. Davidson, r. 
Claremont, Charles W. Barney, r. 

Hartley L. Brooks, r. 

Clarence B. Etsler, r. 

Frank G. Putnam, r. 

Emerson A. Quimby, r. 

Arthur S. Wolcott, r. 
Cornish, Robert A. Austin, r. 
Croyden, Edgar W. Davis, r. 



Goshen, Arthur W. Nelson, d. 
Lang don, George L. Porter, ind. 
Lempster, Erastus L. Lovejoy, r, 
Newport, Elmer E. Dodge, r. 

Harry W: Kendall, r. 

Silas C. Newell, r. 
Plainfield, Harold W. Chellis, r. 
Springfield, George D. Philbriek, r. 
Sunapee, Leo L. Osborne, d. 
Washington, Sumner N. Ball, r. 



GRAFTON COUNTY 



Alexandria, George E. Watson, r. 
Ashland, Charles H. Pattee, r. 
Bath, Amos N. Blandin, d. 
Bethlehem, Frederic C. Abbe, r. 
Bristol, Hiram T. Heath, r. 
Campton, Lester M. Avery, r, 
Canaan, Paul M. Kelley, r. 
Enfield, Allen II. Jackman, r. 
Franconia, William D'. Rudd, r. 
Grafton, Edgar G. Pariso, r. 
Groton, Lewis C. Dane, d. 
Hanover, Don S. Bridgman, r. 

Ransom S. Cross, r. 
Haverhill, Pardon W. Allen, r. 
Harold K. Davison, r. 
Daniel Carr, r. 
Holderness, Charles A. Haskell, r. 
Landaf, Harry E. Poor, d. 
Lebanon, Fred A. Jones, r. 

George E. Liscomb, r. 

Harry E. Messenger, r. 



Lebanon, Charles B. Ross, r. 

Albert Sara, r. 
Lincoln, Willard C. Fogg, r. 
Lisbon, Oscar E. Batchelder, r. 

William E. Price, r. 
Littleton, Harry M. Morse, r. 

Orrin W. Hunkins, r. 

Ora A. Mooney, d. 
Lyman, Carl E. Mason, d. 
Lyme, George A. Pushee, r. 
Monroe, George L. Frazer, r. 
Orford, Willard R. Harris, r. 
Piermont, William B. Deal, r. 
Plymouth, Walter M. Flint, r. 

William M. Peppard, r. 
Bunrney, Vernon E. Atwood, r. 
Thornton, Ralph D. Steele, r. 
Warren, Daniel H. McLinn, r. 
Wentworth, Walter S. Libbey, d. 
Woodstoch, Elmer E. Woodbury, r. 



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The Legislature of 1921. 



COOS COUNTY. 



Berlin, 

Ward 1, Nathan Abramson, d. 
Miner B. Carpenter, r. 
Thomas H. Sheridan, d. 
Ward S, James C. Curtis, r. 

Alexander E. A. MacD'onald, d. 
Theodore Morin, r. 
Ward 3, William Beaudoin, r. 
William J. Oleson, r. 
William Willett, d. 
Ward 4, George E. Huteliins, d. 
Carroll, Joseph Alfred Seymour, d. 
Colebroolc, Loren C. Hill, r, 

Charles 0. Stevens, d. 
Coluvihia, Maurice M. Cass, r. 
Dalton, James B. Simonds, r. 



Gorham, Charles G. Hamlinj r. 

Bartholomew F. McHugh, d. 
Jefferson, Austin J. Bedell, r. 
Lancaster, Frank H. Forbes, r. 
John Grannis, r. 
George E. Long, r. 
Milan, Osmer T. Cole, d. 
Northumierland, Eobert E. Christopher, r. 

Daniel W. Marshall, r. 
rutshurg, James R. Blodgett, r. 
Sheliurne, Mark S. Rix, r. 
Si ark, Harry W. Stone, r. 
Stewartstown, Berniee C. Banfill, r. 
Stratford, William H. Kimball, d. 
Whitefield, Frank P. Brown, r. 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1921. 



CHAPTER 1. 

AX ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW .VPPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT 
OF PUBLIC TAXES. 



Skction 

1. New apportionment established. 

2. To continue until another appor- 

tionment. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

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



Rockingham County, $107.71. 

Atkinson, seventy-six cents $0.76 

Auburn, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Brentwood, eighty-three cents .83 

Candia, one dollar and thirty-two cents 1.32 

Chester, one dollar and thirty-one cents 1.31 

Danville, sixty cents .60 

Deerfield, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Derry, eight dollars and ten cents 8.10 

East Kingston, fifty-seven cents .57 



12 Chapter 1. [1921 

Epping, one dollar and eighty-one cents $1.81 

Exeter, nine dollars and twelve cents 9.12 

Fremont, one dollar and two cents 1.02 

Greenland, one dollar and eight cents 1.08 

Hampstead, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Hampton, four dollars and seventy-two cents 4.72 

Hampton Falls, one dollar 1.00 

Kensington, fifty-four cents .54 

Kingston, one dollar and twenty cents 1.20 

Londonderry, two dollars and twenty cents 2.20 

Newcastle, ninety-eight cents .98 

Newfields, fifty-five cents .55 

Newington, one dollar and seventeen cents 1.17 

Newmarket, five dollars and one cent 5.01 

Newton, ninety-nine cents .99 

North Hampton, two dollars and fifty-four cents 2.54 

North wood, one dollar and fifty cents 1.50 

Nottingham, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 1.28 

Plaistow^ one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Portsmouth, thirty-eight dollars and thirty-three cents.. 38.33 

Raymond, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 1.87 

Eye, three dollars and thirty-five cents 3.35 

Salem, three dollars and sixty -nine cents 3.69 

Sandown, forty-four cents .44 

Seabrook, ninety-eight cents .98 

South Hampton, forty-one cents .41 

Stratham, ninety-eight cents .98 

Windham, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 1.59 

Strafford County, $78.20. 

Barrington, one dollar and forty-six cents $1.46 

Dover, twenty-nine dollars and thirty-three cents 29.33 

Durham, one dollar and seventy-three cents 1.73 

Farmington, three dollars and eighty-eight cents 3.88 

Lee, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Madbury, sixty-three cents .63 

Middleton, twenty-nine cents .29 

Milton, four dollars and fourteen cents 4.14 

New Durham, eighty-two cents .82 

Rochester, seventeen dollars and eighty-nine cents 17.89 

Rollinsford, three dollars and forty-seven cents 3.47 

Somersworth, twelve dollars and six cents ' 12.06 

Strafford, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 



]921] Chapter 1. 13 

Belknap County, $48.14. 

Alton, two dollars and eighty cents $2.80 

Barnstead, one dollar and seventy cents 1.70 

Belmont, one dollar and ninety-five cents 1.95 

Center Harbor, one dollar and fifty-seven cents 1.57 

Gilford, one dollar and ninety-three cents 1.93 

Gibnanton, one dollar and forty-three cents 1.43 

Laeonia, twenty-four dollars and seventy-nine cents 24.79 

Meredith, three dollars and fifty cents 3.50 

New Hampton, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Sanbornton, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Tilton, five dollars and forty-one cents 5.41 

Carroll County, $31.49. 

Albany, fifty-three cents $0.53 

Bartlett, one dollar and thirty-five cents 1.35 

Brookfield, forty-five cents .45 

Chatham, thirty-nine cents .39 

Conway, five dollars and fifty-nine cents 5.59 

Eaton, fifty-one cents .51 

Effingham, ninety-four cents .94 

Freedom, seventy-five cents .75 

Hart 's Location, twenty-three cents .23 

Jackson, one dollar and twenty-six cents 1.26 

Madison, one dollar and three cents 1.03 

Moultonborough, two dollars and fifty-four cents 2.54 

Ossipee, two dollars and ten cents 2.10 

Sandwich, two dollars and sixty cents 2.60 

Tamworth, two dollars and twenty-four cents 2.24 

Tuftonboro, one dollar and fifty-four cents 1.54 

Wakefield, two dollars and seventy cents 2.70 

Wolfeboro, four dollars and seventy- three cents 4.73 

Hale 's Location, one cent .01 

Merrimack County, $116.63. 

Allenstown, two dollars and sixty-six cents $2.66 

Andover, two dollars and twelve cents 2.12 

Boscawen, one dollar and ninety-eight cents 1.98 

Bow, two dollars and eighteen cents 2.18 

Bradford, one dollar and sixty-three cents 1.63 

Canterbury, one dollar and sixty-seven cents 1.67 

Chichester, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

Concord, fifty dollars and ninety-nine cents 50.99 

Danbury, ninety-two cents .92 

Dunbarton, one dollar and seven cents .- . 1.07 



14 Chapter 1. [1921 

Epsom, one dollar and sixty-two cents $1.62 

Franklin, thirteen dollars and seventy-three cents 13.73 

Henniker, two dollars and ninety-seven cents 2.97 

Hill, one dollar and twelve cents 1.12 

Hooksett, two dollars and eighty-seven cents 2.87 

Hopkinton, three dollars and eighteen cents 3.18 

Loudon, one dollar and eighty-seven cents 1,87 

Newbury, two dollars and ten cents 2.10 

New London, two dollars and forty-seven cents 2.47 

Northfield, three dollars and thirty-nine cents 3.39 

Pembroke, four dollars and thirty-one cents 4.31 

Pittsfield, three dollars and eighty-nine cents 3.89 

Salisbury, eighty-six cents .86 

Sutton, one dollar and thirty-seven cents 1.37 

"Warner, two dollars and forty-three cents 2.43 

Webster, one dollar and fifteen cents 1.15 

Wilmot, seventy-five cents .75 

; Hillsborough County, $340.29. 

Amherst, two dollars and nine cents $2.09 

Antrim, two dollars and thirty-nine cents 2.39 

Bedford, two dollars and twenty-nine cents 2.29 

Bennington, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Brookline, ninety-eight cents .98 

Deering, sixty-three cents .63 

Francestown, ninety-six cents .96 

Goffstown, five dollars and ninety cents 5.90 

Greenfield, eighty-eight cents .88 

Greenville, two dollars and seventy-six cents 2.76 

Hancock, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Hillsborough, four dollars and four cents 4.04 

Hollis, one dollar and seventy-four cents 1.74 

Hudson, two dollars and fifty-three cents 2.53 

Litchfield, seventy-eight cents .78 

Lyndeborough, ninety-five cents .95 

Manchester, two hundred eleven dollars and fifty-seven 

cents " 211.57 

Mason, sixty-four cents .64 

Merrimack, three dollars and thirty-nine cents 3.39 

Milford, seven dollars and four cents 7.04 

Mont Vernon, ninety-four cents .94 

Nashua, sixty-six dollars and seventy-five cents 66.75 

New Boston, two dollars and twenty-two cents 2.22 

New Ipswich, two dollars and fifteen cents 2.15 

Pelham, one dollar and thirty-one ceiits 1.31 



1921] Chapter 1. • 15 

Peterborough, five dollars and ninety-five cents $5.95 

Sharon, thirty-one cents .31 

Temple, fifty-six cents .56 

"Weare, two dollars and forty cents 2.40 

Wilton, two dollars and ninety-three cents 2.93 

Windsor, ten cents .10 

Cheshire County, $66.12. 

Alstead, one dollar and thirty cents $1.30 

Chesterfield, one dollar and eighty-four cents 1.84 

Dublin, three dollars and twenty-two cents 3.22 

Fitzwilliam, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Gilsuni, fifty-seven cents .57 

Harrisville, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Hinsdale, five dollars and eighty cents 5.80 

Jaffrey, four dollars and eleven cents 4.11 

Keene, twenty-three dollars and seventy-three cents 23.73 

Marlborough, one dollar and sixty-eight cents 1.68 

Marlow, sixty-two cents .62 

Nelson, fifty-six cents .56 

Richmond, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

Rindge, two dollars and eleven cents 2.11 

Roxbury, twenty-nine cents .29 

Stoddard, sixty-five cents .65 

Sullivan, forty-one cents .41 

Surry, fifty-six cents .56 

Swanzey, two dollars and seventy-nine cents 2.79 

Troy, one dollar and eighty cents 1.80 

Walpole, five dollars and two cents 5.02 

Westmoreland, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Winchester, four dollars and fifteen cents 4.15 

Sullivan County, $40.34. 

Acworth, sixty-eight cents $0.68 

Charlestown, two dollars and thirty-seven cents 2.37 

Claremont, eighteen dollars and eighteen cents 18.18 

Cornish, one dollar and ninety-five cents 1.95 

Croydon, eighty cents .80 

Goshen, forty cents .40 

Grantham, seventy-two cents .72 

Langdon, forty-three cents .43 

Lempster, forty-eight cents .48 

Newport, seven dollars and thirty-nine cents 7.39 

Plainfield, one dollar and sixty-four cents 1 .64 



16 ' Chapter 1. [1921 

Springfield, one dollar and seventeen cents $1.17 

Sunapee, two dollars and eighty-one cents 2.81 

Unity, sixty-four cents .64 

Washington, sixty-eight cents .68 

Grafton County, $89.08. 

Alexandria, seventy cents $0.70 

Ashland, two dollars and ninety-six cents 2.96 

Bath, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 1.59 

Benton, thirty-eight cents .38 

Bethlehem, three dollars and fifty cents 3.50 

Bridgewater, sixty-nine cents .69 

Bristol, two dollars and ninety cents 2.90 

Campton, two dollars and forty -seven cents 2.47 

Canaan, two dollars and eighty cents 2.80 

Dorchester, fifty-six cents .56 

Easton, forty-three cents .43 

Ellsworth, twenty-three cents .23 

Enfield, three dollars and three cents 3.03 

Franconia, one dollar and sixty-two cents 1.G2 

Grafton, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Groton, fifty-five cents .55 

Hanover, six dollars and thirteen cents 6.13 

Haverhill, six dollars and twenty-two cents 6.22 

Hebron, forty-nine cents .49 

Holderness, two dollars and twenty-seven cents 2.27 

Landaff, eighty-seven cents .87 

Lebanon, eleven dollars and four cents 11.04 

Lincoln, five dollars and forty-four cents 5.44 

Lisbon, four dollars and fifty-eight cents . 4.58 

Littleton, six dollars and sixty-one cents 6.61 

Livermore, one dollar and twenty-six cents 1.26 

Lyman, sixty-seven cents .67 

Lyme, one dollar and eighty-five cents 1.85 

Monroe, seventy-eight cents .78 

Orange, thirty-nine cents .39 

Orford, one dollar and seventy-seven cents 1.77 

Piermont, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 1.39 

Plymouth, four dollars and fifty-seven cents 4.57 

Rumney, one dollar and forty-five cents 1.45 

Thornton, seventy- two cents .72 

Warren, one dollar and twelve cents 1.12 

Waterville, two dollars and two cents 2.02 

Wentworth, eighty- four cents. .84 

Woodstock, ninety cents .90 



1921] Chapter i, . ' 17 
Coos County, $73.66. 

Berlin, twenty-five dollars and twenty-three cents $25.23 

Carroll, two dollars and ninety-six cents 2.96 

Clarksville, one dollar and twenty-four cents 1.24 

Colebrook, three dollars and fifty-nine cents 3.59 

Columbia, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Dalton, sixty-seven cents .67 

Dummer, eighty-one cents .81 

Errol, one dollar and four cents 1.04 

Gorham, seven dollars and fifty-five cents 7.55 

Jeiferson, one dollar and ninety-four cents 1.94 

Lancaster, six dollars and eighty-four cents 6.84 

Milan, one dollar and fifty-five cents 1.55 

Northumberland, four dollars and twenty -five cents 4.25 

Pittsburg, four dollars and eighty-six cents 4.86 

Randolph, fifty-six cents .56 

Shelburne, one dollar 1.00 

Stark, ninety-four cents .94 

Stewartstown, one dollar and thirty-nine cents 1.39 

Stratford, two dollars and sixty-two cents 2.62 

Wentworth's Location, fifty-eight cents .58 

Whitefield, two dollars and ninety cents 2.90 

Unincorporated places in Coos County, $8.34. 

Bean's Grant, one cent $0.01 

Cambridge, one dollar and fifty-one cents 1.51 

Crawford's Purchase, eleven cents .11 

Cutt's Grant, ten cents .10 

Dixville, tw^o dollars and forty-six cents 2.46 

Dix's Grant, fifty-seven cents .57 

Erving's Grant, eight cents .08 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, forty-nine cents .49 

Green's Grant, six cents .06 

Millsfield, sixty-five cents .65 

Odell, sixty-four cents .64 

Sargent's Purchase, seven cents .07 

Second College Grant, sixty-five cents .65 

Success, ninety-four cents .94 

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

IT, J., . , -, , To continue until 

public taxes until a new^ apportionment shall be made and estab another appcwticm- 
lished, and the treasurer for the time being shall issue his warrant™^'''* 
accordingly. 

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

passage. _ 

[Approved February 2, 1921.] 



18 



Chapters 2, 3. 
CHAPTER 2. 



1921 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND NOTES BY RAILROADS 
AND PUBLIC UTILITIES. 



SECTION' 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Section 

1. Railroad and public utility de- 
bentures issuable at rate of in- 
terest and on terms approved by 
Public Service Commission. 

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

Railroad and pub- SECTION 1. Ally railroad or public utility may issue its bonds, 
tures'^'lssuablf ^at notes, or otlier evidence of indebtedness payable more than twelve 
and terms' ap'' mouths after the date thereof, at such rate of interest, and dispose 
seS c'omm^? ^^ ^hc samc upon such terms, as the public service commission shall 
s'on. approve. The provisions of chapter 203 of the Public Statutes 

shall not apply to such bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebt- 
edness payable more than twelve months after the date thereof as 
shall be issued with the approval of the public service commission 
as herein provided. 
Takes eflfect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. 

[Approved February 2, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 3. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 30 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO 
ANNUAL REPORTS OF COUNTY OFFICERS. 



Section 

1. Repeal of Public Statutes, chapter 
30, section 4, relating to paging 
of reports. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Repeal of P. s., c. SECTION 1. Chapter 30 of the Public Statutes relating to annual 
to°' paging "of^"re^ reports of couuty officers is hereby amefided by striking out the 
^°^^^- whole of section 4. 

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

passage. 

[Approved February 10, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapters 4, 5. 
CHAPTER 4. 



19 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING CHESHIRE COUNTY TO DEFRAY HOSPITAL EX- 
PENSES OP JOHN H. ALLEN. 



Section 

1. Authorization. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1, That the presiding justice of the superior court f or Authomation. 
Cheshire county be authorized to approve, and the county commis- 
sioners of said county be authorized to pay, such sum as they con- 
sider just for medical and hospital attendance and service and other 
expenses incurred by John H. Allen of Alstead which expenses are 
the result of a bullet wound inflicted upon him while in the dis- 
charge of his duty as constable by Edward J. Patnode of Alstead 
on March 25, 1919. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 10, 1921.] 



Takes effect 
passage. 



CHAPTER 5. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 27 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RE- 
LATING TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 



County treasurer to keep record of 
receipts and payments of county 
funds conformably to classifica- 
tion of state tax conimi'sior. 
and to file vouchers. Clerk of 
court to furnish county commis- 
sioners with duplicate of court 
orders on treasurer. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend chapter 27 of the Public Statutes by strik- County treasurer 
ing out section 12 thereof and substituting therefor the following : receipts an'd'^pay- 
Sect. 12. A record of all receipts and payments of county funds Ss' conforT'^ 
shall be made by the county treasurer in the county receipts and i^^l ^^ statue ®tfx*' 
payments book, prescribed by the state tax commission, showing in^°™™i'|®'°^^'^g^^g^g 
the case of receipts, the date, source and amount, and in the caseCierk of court to 



20 



Chapter 6. 



[1921 



furnish county of payments, the name of the payee, the voucher number and 
with duplicate of amouut, properly classified according to the uniform classification 
treYsurer^"' "^ prescribed by said commission. The vouchers shall be filed, accord- 
ing to the numbers appearing in the county receipts and payments 
book, in the office of the county commissioners. In the case of court 
orders direct on the county treasurer, as provided in section 2, 
chapter 28, Public Statutes, the clerk of court shall furnish the 
county commissioners with a duplicate order showing the class of 
expenditure, date and amount. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved February 16, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 29 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO REGISTERS OF DEEDS. 

Section , ] Section 

1. Registers to make indexes of each [ 2. Takes effect oti passage, 

volume of deeds when com- I 
pleted. I 

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



Registers to 
make indexes of 
each volume of 
deeds when 
completed. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Section 1. Said section 10 is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "and neatly copied, in plain and legible handwriting" and 
inserting in place thereof the words neatly and legibly copied sa 
that the section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 10. Every 
register, within sixty days after any volume of records is completed 
during his continuance in office, shall cause the index thereof to be 
carefully, neatly and legibly copied into one or two volumes of in- 
dexes to be furnished by the county, properly ruled and prepared 
for entering the names of grantors to grantees and grantees from 
grantors, according to some system approved by the county com- 
missioners or a committee chosen by the county convention. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapters 7, 8. 



21 



CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 141 OP THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 41 OP THE LAWS OP 
1905 AND BY CHAPTER 93 OF THE LAWS OP 1913, RELATING TO LIENS 
OP MECHANICS AND OTHERS. 



EOT 


lOK 




Section 


1. 


Lien for labor done or 


materials 


2. Takes effect on passage 




furnished toward 


building 






Tvells. 







Be it enacted ly the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

Section 1. Amend section 10 of chapter 141 of the Public L^en Jo/^a^or^^^ 
Statutes as amended by section 1 of chapter 41 of the I^^^^'^^a"^'®^u1id\n 
of 1905 and by chapter 93 of the Laws of 1913, by adding weL. ""' ""^ 
after the word "shiiceway" wherever it occurs the word well, 
so that said section 10 of said chapter 141 as amended shall 
read as follows: Sect. 10. If any person shall, by himself or 
others, perform labor or furnish materials to the amount of fifteen 
dollars or more for erecting or repairing a house or other building 
or appurtenances, or for building any dam, canal, sluiceway, well or 
bridge, other than for a municipality, by virtue of a contract with 
the owner thereof, he shall have a lien on any materials so furnished 
and on said house or other building or appurtenances, or dam, 
canal, sluiceway, well or bridge, and on any right of the owner of 
the lot of land on which the house, building or appurtenances, or 
dam, canal, sluiceway, well or bridge stands. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 8. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 2 OF CHAPTER 193 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO APPEALS FROM COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 
Appeals from commissioners of in- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

solvent estates ; notice to ad- 
ministrator how to be given ; 
petition to be entered within 
twelve days thereafter. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 193 of the Public Stat- Appeals. from 
-utes by striking out the entire section and inserting in place thereof In^we^nr'es" ° 



22 



Chapter 9. 



[1921 



tates;_ notice to a new section as follows: Sect. 2. The judge shall order the ad- 
iiuw'°to be given ; ministrator to be served with a copy of the petition and declaration, 
entered withL The Creditor shall enter his action at the trial term of the superior 
therlafttrf^ court holdcu ucxt after the expiration of twelve days from such 

service, and shall produce attested copies of the petition, declara- 
tion, and order of notice, and evidence of compliance with the order. 
Any action brought in accordance with the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall be entered in the superior court in the county where either 
party resides, and any action now pending hereunder shall be trans- 
ferred upon motion of the plaintiff to the superior court for the 
county in which such plaintiff resides. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved February 17, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 9*. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF SELECTMEN OF TOWNS TO HOLD 
OFFICE FOR A TERM OF THREE YEARS. 



Section 

1. Term of office three years; powers 
and duties. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Term of office 
three years; 
powers and 
duties. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Section 1. Every town, at the annual meeting in 1921, shall 
choose, by ballot and by major vote, three selectmen, one to hold 
office for three years, one for two years and one for one year, and 
thereafter at every annual meeting one selectman shall be so chosen 
to hold office for three years. The selectmen shall manage the pru- 
dential affairs of the town and perform the duties by law prescribed. 
A majority of the selectmen shall be competent to act in all cases. 
^ Sect. 2. Section 5 of chapter 43 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved February 17, 1921.] 



■^Amended, see ch. 17. 



1921] Chapter 10. 23 

CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 202 OP THE LAWS OP 1917 RELAT- 
ING TO THE SALE OP SECURITIES. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Sale of its own stock, bonds, etc.. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

by corporation, or its officers. 
duly licensed thereunto, does not 
constitute a sale by a dealer. ' 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 202 of the Laws of 1917 issaie of its own 

. . r. 1 J £< • 0.1 Stock, bonds, etc., 

hereby amended by striking out of the same the words nor m tncby corporation, 
case of the foundation of a New Hampshire corporation organized Suiy' ucens'e'd"' 
to do business within the state shall the offer of a sale of its securi- t^;ft''^^^^''g'tit^°f ^ 
ties by such corporation constitute it a dealer in securities. The sale by a dealer, 
terra 'securities' shall include all classes of stocks, bonds, deben- 
tures or certificates of participation, ' ' and inserting in place thereof 
the following: Any corporation chartered by or organized under 
the laws of this state and actually engaged in business herein, or 
any public utility corporation actually engaged in business in this 
state, shall be entitled to receive from the insurance commissioner a 
license authorizing it by its officers, agents, and employees to sell 
its stocks, bonds or other securities within this state, upon making 
application therefor and paying a license fee of ten dollars and fur- 
nishing evidence satisfactory to the insurance commissioner that the 
issue of such license will not be inconsistent with the public interest. 
Every such local corporation shall from time to time file with iho. 
commissioner the names and residences of its agents and employees 
authorized to make such sales on its behalf and shall pay a filing fee 
of one dollar for each agent and employee so authorized. Such cor- 
poration so licensed and its officers, agents and employees shall not 
be regarded as dealers in securities under the provisions of this 
chapter. The term "securities" shall include all classes of stocks 
and shares, bonds, debentures, evidences of indebtedness and certifi- 
cates of participation, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: Section 1. Under this act, the term dealer shall mean any 
individual, partnership, association or corporation engaging in the 
selling or offering for sale of securities, except to or through the 
medium of, or as agent or salesman of, a registered dealer. But 
sales made by or in behalf of a vendor in the ordinary course of 
hmia fide personal investment of his personal holdings or change of 
such investments shall not constitute such vendor or the agent of 
such vendor, if not otherwise engaged either permanently or tem- 
porarily in selling securities, a dealer in securities. Nor shall the 
offer of or sale of its own securities by an association or a corpora- 
tion to its own members or stockholders constitute such association 



24 



Chapter H, 



[1921 



Takes effect 
passage. 



or corporation a dealer in securities. Any corporation chartered by 
or organized under the laws of this state and actually engaged in 
business herein, or any public utility corporation actually engaged 
in business in this state, shall be entitled to receive from the insur- 
ance commissioner a license authorizing it by its officers, agents, and 
employees to sell its stocks, bonds or other securities within this 
state, upon making application therefor and paying a license fee of 
ten dollars and furnishing evidence satisfactory to the insurance 
commissioner that the issue of such license will not be inconsistent 
with the public interest. Every such local corporation shall from 
time to time file with the commissioner the names and residences 
of its agents and employees authorized to make such sales on its be- 
half and shall pay a filing fee of one dollar for each agent and em- 
ployee so authorized. Such corporation so licensed and its officers, 
agents and employees shall not be regarded as dealers in securities 
under the provisions of this chapter. The term "securities" shall 
include all classes of stocks and shares, bonds, debentures, evidences 
of indebtedness and certificates of participation. 
L Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 22, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT IN REGARD TO DISPOSITION OF RECORDS OF THE STATE TREASURER. 



Section: 

1. State treasurer may be authorized 
to destroy papers in his office 
after seven years from time of 
filing. 



Section 

2. Such authorization may be given 

after examination by committee 
of the council. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



State treasurer 
may be author- 
ized to destroy 
papers in his of- 
fice after seven 
years from time 
of filing. 
Such authoriza- 
tion may be given 
after examina- 
tion by commit- 
tee of the council. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to destroy 
documents and papers filed in his office at the end of seven years 
from the time of filing as provided in section 2 of this act. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer shall submit to the governor and 
council a statement describing documents and papers that he de- 
sires to remove from the files of the office ; and a committee of the 
council shall examine such documents and papers. If the commit- 
tee approves such disposition, a record shall be made of all such doc- 
uments and papers, and they shall then be burned by the state 
treasurer in the presence of the committee. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapter 12. 



25 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION OF VETERANS OF 
THE WAR OF THE REBELLION, THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, THE 
PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION AND THEIR WIVES AND WIDOWS. 



Section' 

1. Veterans to be exempted from poll 
tax on production of certificate 
of pension or an honorable dis- 
charge. 



Section 

2. Other veterans may be exempted by- 

selectmen from poll tax. 
Veterans exempt from taxation on 
property to the value of $1000. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend chapter 56 of the Public Statutes by striking veterans to be 
out section 2 and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 2.poirt*ax onTro- 
Any soldier, sailor or marine of the War of the Rebellion or of thefiSe°of pen^s'ion 
Spanish-American War or of the Philippine Insurrection who shall °f^^^^^J;°'io^^bi« 
present to the selectmen or assessors of the town in which he lives, 
for inspection and record, his pension certificate awarding to such 
soldier, sailor or marine an invalid pension of any amount, or an 
honorable discharge of such soldier, sailor or marine from the serv- 
ice of the United States in said Rebellion or said Spanish-American 
War or said Philippine Insurrection, shall thereafter be exempt 
from levy of poll tax. 

Sect. 2. Amend chapter 56 of the Public Statutes, as amended other veterans 
by section 1 of chapter 95 of the Laws of 1907 and section 1 of^^^sekctmeTfrom 
chapter 54 of the Laws of 1919, by striking out section 4 and in-^eterank exempt 
serting in place thereof the following : Sect. 4.* The selectmen injf,°'^,,g'^^^'7he''° 
their discretion may exempt any other soldier, sailor or marine who^^'^e of $iooo. 
served in the late Rebellion or the Spanish-American War or the 
Philippine Insurrection, and is disabled in consequence of such serv- 
ice, from paying a poll tax, and every soldier, sailor or marine resid- 
ing in New Hampshire who served for thirty days or more- in the 
army of the United States during the War of the Rebellion or the 
Spanish-American War or the Philippine Insurrection and received 
an honorable discharge from that service, and the wife or widow of 
any such soldier, sailor or marine in consideration or recognition of 
such service, shall be exempt each year from taxation upon his tax- 
able property to the value of one thousand dollars ; provided such 
soldier, sailor or marine and his wife, if any, shall not own property 
to the value of five thousand dollars or more. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved February 24, 1921. 



'Amended, ch. 103. 



26 



Chapters 13, 14. 
CHAPTER 13. 



1921 



Attendance at 
court not re- 
quired. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 27 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO 
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. Attendance at court not required. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 27 of the Public Statutes relating to county 
commissioners is hereby amended by striking out the whole of sec- 
tion 9. 



Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 1, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 9 OP CHAPTER 234 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO EXECUTIONS AGAINST TOWNS AND DISTRICTS. 



Section 

2. Takes effect 



Section 

1. Mandamus to issue against select- 
men to assess tax to pay execu- 
tion against town or district on 
application of execution creditor. 

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

Mandamus to SECTION 1. Amend scction 9 of chapter 234 of the Public Stat- 

issue against se- ^ 

lectmen to assess utes by adding at the end thereof the following: Such writ shall 
tion against town also be issued, upou application of the execution creditor, in any 
piicatioii*'of°e" ecu- ease whcrc the execution has not been paid within sixty days after 
tion creditor. ^^ attested copy has been left as provided in section 3 aforesaid ; so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 9. In case 
a levy is begun upon the property of an inhabitant or nonresident 
other than one of the selectmen or of the school board or commis- 
sioners, the supreme court, upon application of the person whose 
property is so levied upon, or upon the application of any other 
property owner in the town or district, shall issue a writ of manda- 
mus ordering the selectmen to assess and collect a tax sufficient to 
pay the amount of the execution and costs. Such writ shall also be 
issued, upon application of the execution creditor, in any case where 
the execution has not been paid within sixty days after an attested 
copy has been left as provided in section 3 aforesaid. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



[Approved March 1, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapter 15. 



27 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT TO INSURE TO THE CITIZENS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE THE BENEFITS 
OF THE ESTABLISHED STANDARD TIME. 



Standard time shall be "United 
States standard eastern time." 

Standard time to govern movements 
of common carriers, the time of 
performance of goverrfmental 
acts, contracts and choses in 
action. 



Section 

3. Common carrier not to change 

schedules of trains to conform to 
other standard of time adopted 
by foreign state. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



govern move- 
jients of common 



? carriers, tne tinit^ 



Section 1. That, within the state of New Hampshire, the stand- standard «me 
ard time shall be based on the mean astronomical time of the sev- states standard 
enty-fifth degree of longitude west from Greenwich, known and^^^*®''° *™*'' 
designated by the federal statute as "United States Standard East- 
ern Time." 

Sect. 2. That the said standard time shall govern the movement standard time to 
within the state of all common carriers engaged in commerce within 
the state or between this state and any other state or territory of orperformance of 
the United States. In all laws, statutes, orders, decrees, rules and f°f^,^''°,^jf°i^^t3 
regulations relating to the time of performance of any act by any a^^^^^oses in 
officer or department of this state, including the legislative, execu- 
tive, and judicial branches of the state government, or of any 
county, city, town or district thereof, or relating to the time in 
which any rights shall accrue or determine, or within which any act 
shall or shall not be performed by any person subject to the juris- 
diction of this state, and in all the public schools and institutions of 
the state, or of any county, city, town or district thereof, and in all 
contracts or choses in action made or to be performed in this state, 
it shall be understood and intended that the time shall be the United 
States Standard Eastern Time. 

Sect. 3. No common carrier engaged in commerce within this Common carrier 
state or between this state and any other state or territory shall schedules of 
change or be permitted to change its time schedules for the move-to'*'othei^ stand^a^rd 
ment of trains within the state in order to accommodate itself to by f™eign*^Tt*a^tl 
conditions outside the state arising by reason of the adoption of any 
other standard of time by any other state. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pas^s'age.^*^'' ""* 

[Approved March 1, 1921.] 



28 



Chapters 16, 17. ' [ 

CHAPTER 16. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE HOSPITAL, 



1921 



Section 

1. Superintendent shall notify state 
bpard of health and furnish re- 
quired information as to person 
committed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The superintendent of the New Hampshire State 



Superintendent 

shall notify state tt • i • i • i t o • ■. « 

board of health Hospital, withm three days after commitment thereto of any person, 
quired^lnforml- shall notify the state board of health upon blanks furnished for that 
commuted? ^'"^''" purpose, giving such information regarding the person so committed 
in his charge as the state board of health may require. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



[Approved March 1, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 1^ 



AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION 1921 PRO- 
^^DING FOR THE ELECTION OF SELECTMEN OF TOWNS TO HOLD OFFICE 
FOR A TERM OP THREE YEARS. 



Section 

1. Selectmen shall be elected by 
plurality vote in towns where 
such mode of election is now 
authorized. 



Section 

2. Vacancies in office to be filled by 

remaining selectmen. 

3. Laws 1921, chapter 9, section 2, 

shall be renumbered as section 3. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Selectmen shall be SECTION 1. Amend scctiou 1 of an act approved February 17, 

itrvoleVn towns'" 19^1, providing for the election of selectmen of towns for a term of 

?lieVo"n*isTow ^hrcc ycars, by adding at the end thereof the following: Provided, 

authorized. howevcr, that such elections shall be by plurality vote in towns which 

under existing statutes elect such officers in that manner; so that 

said section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. Every 

town, at the annual meeting in 1921, shall choose, by ballot and by 

major vote, three selectmeA, one to hold office for three years, one 



1921] 



Chapter 18. 



29 



for two years and one for one year, and thereafter at every annual 
meeting one selectman shall be so chosen to hold office for three 
years. The selectmen shall manage the prudential affairs of the 
town and perform the duties by law prescribed. A majority of the 
selectmen shall be competent to act in all cases. Provided, Jwwever, 
that such elections shall be by plurality vote in towns which under 
existing statutes elect such officers in that manner. 

Sect. 2. Further amend said act by inserting after section 1 a Vacancies in office 
new section to be known as section 2, as follows : Sect. 2. Vacan- maining ^select- ^^ 
cies in the board shall be filled by the remaining selectmen. Such™®"" 
selectmen thus chosen shall hold office until the next annual meet- 
ing of the town. 

Sect. 3. Further amend said act by re-numbering the original s.^2'^shaii be %- ' 
section 2 so that it shall be section 3. 

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



numbered as sec- 
tion 3. 

Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 2, 1921. 



CHAPTER 18. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 43 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES RE- 
LATING TO DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 



Section 

1. Town clerk and deputy to give bond 

for faithful performance of duty. 

2. This act not to affect the election of 

town officers by plurality vote 
under Laws 1919, chapter 129. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 43 of the Public Statutes Town cierk and 
by adding the following : Every person elected or appointed to the bond*^or°faTthfui 
office of town clerk or deputy town clerk shall, within six days after ^^^,5°'"™^°°® "^ 
his election or appointment, and before entering upon the duties 
of his office, give bond, with sufficient sureties to the acceptance of 
the town or the selectmen, for the faithful performance of his offi- 
cial duties, in form like that of county officers, and in default 
thereof the office shall be vacant, so that said section as amended 
shall read: Section 1. Every town, at the annual meeting, shall 
choose, by ballot and by major vote, a town clerk, who shall record 
all votes passed by the town while he remains in office, and dis- 
charge all the duties of the office according to law. Every person 
elected or appointed to the office of town clerk or deputy town 
clerk shall, within six days after his election or appointment, and 



30 



Chapter 19. 



1921 



before entering upon the duties of his office, give bond, with suffi- 
cient sureties to the acceptance of the town or the selectmen, for 
the faithful performance of his official duties, in form like that 
of county officers, and in default thereof the office shall be vacant. 
Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed as repealing 



This act Tiot to af- 
fect the election of 

town officers by chapter 129 of the Laws of 1919, which provides that town officers 

plurality vote i ii i i -i i i i ■ . 

nnder Laws 1919, shall be elected by plurality vote m towns which have adopted the 
Australian ballot system. 

Takes effect on SeCT. 3 

passage. 



This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved .March 2, 1921.; 



CHAPTER 19. 



AN ACT REPEALING CHAPTER 98, OF THE LAWS OF 1907, AND CHANGING 
THE FISCAL YEAR OF THE STATE. 



Reports of state business shall close 

June 30. 
Reports of state officials or boards, 

annual and biennial, to close on 

June 30 of the year of required 

issue. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Chapter 98, of the Laws of 1907, is hereby repealed 



Reports of state 

ciose^ljune 30. and rcports of the business of the state shall close on June 30, 

Reports of state SeCT. 2. 

officials or boards, 

annual and 

biennial, to close 

nn June 30 of th 

year of required 

issue. 



Every report now required by law to be issued an- 
nually by any state official or state board, shall close on June 30, 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



July 1 to June 30, inclusive. Every report now required by law 
to be issued biennially by any state official or state board shall close 
on June 30, 1922; and thereafter such reports shall cover biennial 
periods from July 1 to June 30, inclusive. 

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



[Approved March 2, 1921." 



1921] Chapters 20, 21. 31' 

CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 OF CHAPTER 165 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 35 OF THE LAWS OF 1917 IN RE- 
LATION TO THE EXPENSES OF SAVINGS BANKS. 

Sectiox 1 Section 

1. Salaries of officers and employees to 2. lakes effect on passage. 

1>e fixed by trustees. 
Expenses, including salaries, not to 
exceed $4000 until deposits 
average $500,000, and thereafter 
proportionally limited. 

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

Section 1. Strike out all of section 5 of chapter 165 of the Pub- Salaries of officers 
lie Statutes as amended by chapter 35 of the Laws of 1917 and sub- be fixed by trus- 
stitute the following: Sect. 5. The trustees shall annually Expenses, inciud- 
establish the salary of the treasurer and of all other officers and Jo^e^clfed^ $4000 
employees of the bank. The total yearly expenses of the bank in- ^^g'|4st%°5oo,ooo. 
curred by the trustees in its management, including salaries, shall a°d thereafter 
not exceed four thousand dollars while the average amount of its limited. 
deposits is five hundred thousand dollars or less, and in no case 
shall they exceed the sum produced by adding to four thousand 
dollars two-fifths of one per cent, of the excess of deposits up to 
three million dollars, and one-fifth of one per cent, of the excess of 
deposits above three million dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. Takes effect ob 

'■ r- o passage. 

[Approved March 2, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 21. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE VALUATION OF BONDS AND OTHER SECURITIKS 
HELD BY LIFE INSURANCE COMPANIES, ASSESSMENT LIFE ASSOCIA- 
TIONS AND FRATERNAL BENEFICIARY ASSOCIATIONS. 

Section 1. Rules for valuation of securities prescribed: insurance commissioner to 
have full discretion in determining method of calculating values under said rules. 

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

Section 1. All bonds or other evidences of debt having a fixed R"ies for vaiua- 

. . „ tion of securities 

term and rate held by any liie msurance company, assessment life prescribed: in- 
association or fraternal beneficiary association authorized to do sioaer to have full 



32 Chapter 22. [1921 

discretion in de- business in this state may, if amply secured and not in default as 
ofTaicXti™g ° to principal and interest, be valued as follows: If purchased at 
rules? ^^^" ^^'^ par, at the par value ; if purchased above or below par, on the basis 
of the purchase price adjusted so as to bring the value to par at 
maturity and so as to yield in the meantime the effective rate of 
interest at which the purchase was made; provided that the pur- 
chase price shall in no case be taken at a higher figure than the ac- 
tual market value at the time of purchase ; and, provided further, 
that the insurance commissioner shall have full discretion in deter- 
mining the method of calculating values according to the foregoing 
rule. 

[Approved March 2, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE REPRODUCTION OP PINE ON CUT-OVER PINE 
LANDS THROUGH THE LEAVING OF SEED TREES. 

Section i Section 

1. Persons cutting pine woodlands, as 2. Lumber operators on such woodlands 

herein defined, shall leave one to give notice to state forester of 

seed tree on each acre; the tree I name, location and size of lot to 

to be the owner's property, but be operated, 

not to be cut for fifteen years ; 3. Penalty for non-compliance with 



unless improvement of land re- 
quires. 



section 1 reforestation with pro- 
ceeds of fines. 
. Takes effect September 1, 1922; 
forestry commission charged with 
its enforcement. 

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

pin"°woodi"^f. Section 1. Every person, firm or corporation responsible for 
shau^r''^ defined, the Operation of lumbering or cutting timber on pine woodlands 
seedtree on each shall Icavc Standing, upou cvcry acre where pine trees represent 
be the owner's scvcnty-fivc per ceut. or more of the total number of trees of mer- 
Fo^^be'^cut for'^" chautablc size upon said acre, at least one pine tree ten inches or 
fe^^lm^pM^ement ^^^^ ^^ diameter on the stump and of sufficient spread of crown to 
of land requires. i,q wind firm and capable of producing an abundance of seed cones 
during the bearing years. Such pine trees left for seed shall be the 
property of the land owner, but they shall not be cut until at least 
fifteen years have elapsed after the operation of lumbering on said 
land, except where such seed trees interfere with the clearing and 
improvement of land for agricultural or other purposes. 
J'^uch wo'oT°" Sect. 2. Such person, firm or corporation shall before lumber- 
lands to give jjjg begins on any pine woodland as defined in section 1, file with 
the state forester a statement of intention giving the name, location 



1921] Chapter 23, 33 

and approximate size of the lot to be operated, upon penalty of a notice to state for- 
fine not to exceed $100 for failure to file a report upon complaint location and size 
of the state forester. It shall be the duty of the state forester. oper°a\ed'. ^ 
under the direction of the forestry commission, to examine all pine 
woodlands during or immediately following lumbering operations 
to determine whether or not the provisions of section 1 have been 
adequately and reasonably complied with. 

Sect. 3. Every person, firm or corporation failing to carry out Penalty for nom- 
the provisions of section 1 shall be fined an amount equivalent to $£ seSfoifTf refores- 
for each and every acre upon which a seed pine has not been left ggeX of fines.' " 
standing as provided in section 1. The amount of such fine shall 
be credited to the forestry fund in the state treasury and used by 
the state forester in supplying trees from the state nursery and the 
labor of setting them out on the particular area cut over contrary 
to law, to the extent of the amount of fine and in the most practical 
manner. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect September 1, 1922 and the'^-i^^s effect sep- 

. . TO tember 1, 1922; 

forestry commission is hereby charged with its enforcement. forestry commis- 

sion charged 
with its enforce- 

[Approved March 2, 1921.] '"^°*- 



CHAPTER 23. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 139 OF THE LAV^S OF 1919, RELAT- 
ING TO TAXATION OF STREET RAILWAYS. 

Skction 1. Laws 1919, chapter 139, to remain in force until Sept. 15, 1923. 

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

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 139 of the Laws of 1919 is J^'^^em^ii^-n'- '^^ 
hereby amended by striking out the figures "1922" and inserting in is^fgas!'^ ^''^** 
place thereof the figures, 1923, so that said section shall read as fol- 
lows : Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, 
and shall remain in force until September 15, 1923. 

[Approved March 10, 192].] 



34 



Chapters 24, 25. 
CHAPTER 24. 



1921 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO CLERK HIRE IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF 
PROBATE IN MERRIMACK COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Allowance for clerk hire. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Allowance for 
clerk hire. 



Takes effest on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. The register of probate for Merrimack county shall 
be allowed a sum of not exceeding nine hundred dollars annually 
for clerk hire, the same to be paid in monthly installments from the 
county treasury. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT RELATING TO FISHING IN LAKE BABOOSIC. 



Section 

1. Limit of six bass per boat per day. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Limit of six bass SECTION 1. That during the open season for bass fishing, in 

per boat per day. or- &> 

Lake Baboosic in the towns of Amherst and Merrimack, county of 
Hillsborough, a person or persons may take a total of not more 
than six (6) bass per boat on any one day during such open season. 
This act to remain in force for a period of five (5) years. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 26, 27. 



35 



CHAPTER 26. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE FISHING IN PROFILE LAKE IN THE TOWN OF 
FRANCONIA. 



Section 

1. Only 



fishing permitted. 



Section 

2. Pen alt J- . 



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

Section 1. That all fishing is hereby prohibited in Profile Lake pe"mit^ed^'^'°^ 
in the town of Franconia except that fish of lawful size may be 
taken with a fly from June 15 to October 1 of any year. 

Sect. 2. Any person who violates a provision of this act shall renaity. 
be fined ten dollars for each offense, and five dollars additional for 
each fish taken or possessed in violation thereof. 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 27. 



AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE COMPANIES. 



Section 

1. Companies of other states to be sub- 
ject to same taxes, etc., as New 
Hampshire companies doing busi- 
ness in such states. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. When, bv the laws of any other state or country, companies of 

1 •" T i- -\ ■ IT other states to 

any taxes, fines, penalties, licenses, lees, deposits, or other obliga-be subject to 
tions or prohibitions additional to or in excess of those imposed by as New Hamp-" 
this state upon companies not organized under the laws of this state ^o'lng *busmess^ 
and their agents doing business in this state, are imposed upon in- ^^ ^^'^^ ^'**®^- 
surance companies of this state and their agents doing business 
in such state or country, the same taxes, fines, penalties, licenses, 
fees, deposits, or other obligations or prohibitions, shall be imposed 
upon all insurance companies of such state or country and their 
agents doing business in this state, so long as such laws remain 
in force. If any such company shall refuse or neglect to pay 
any tax, fine, penalty, license or fee imposed by the laws of this 
state, or fail to comply with any other requirement thereof, the 
commissioner may revoke its license. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



36 



Chapters 28, 29. 



[1921 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PATROL OF FOREST LANDS IN ORDER TO 
PREVENT THE OCCURRENCE AND SPREAD OF FOREST FIRES. 



Section 

1. Owners of certain forest land to pro- 
vide for patrol. 



Section 

2. Upon their failure to so provide, 

state forester to furnish patrol. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Owners of certain SECTION 1. The owner of any forest land of one thousand 

provide' for ^paTroi. (1,000) aci'es or more in any one town or unincorporated place or 

in a contiguous area, shall furnish or provide therefor during the 

portion of the year when there is danger of forest fires, adequate 

patrol against the spread of fire therefrom, to the amount of one 

cent per acre per annum. 

Upon their fail- Sect. 2. Upoii the failure of any land owner to provide ade- 

st'ifte^°for*lst'e7\'o'^' Q^atc patrol under the provisions of section 1, it shall be the duty 

of the state forester to provide such patrol and charge the expense 

of the same to the owner of the land, such expense to become a lien 

upon the property. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its 



furnish patrol. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 10, 1921.^ 



CHAPTER 29. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 10 AND OF CHAPTER 107 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATIVE TO THE COMMISSION OF LUNACY. 



Section 

1. Trustees of state hospital to consti 
tute commission of lunacy. 



Section 

2. Puhlic Statutes, chapter 107, section 

6, repealed. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Trustees of state 
hospital to con- 
stitute commis- 
sion of lunacy. 



P. S., c. 107, 
s. 6, repealed. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 32 of chapter 10 of the Public Stat- 
utes by striking out the whole thereof and inserting in place thereof 
the following : Sect. 32. The board of trustees of the New Hamp- 
shire State Hospital shall constitute a commission of lunacy. 

Sect. 2. Amend chapter 107 of the Public Statutes by striking 
out the whole of section 6. 

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

[Approved March 10. 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 30, 31. 



37 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE TREASURER TO 
BORROW MONEY ON THE STATE'S CREDIT IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Sectiox Section 

1. State treasurer may be authorized to 2. Takes effect on passage, 

borrow not exceeding $600,000 
per annum to pay debts of state. 

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

Section 1, Amend section 6 of chapter 16 of the Public Stat- state treasurer 
utes, as amended by chapter 82, Laws of 1905, by striking out the ™e^^ t^o^^^^S^"- 
entire section and inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. |°'qq'^^cJq«'<^^^s 
6. If money due from the state is demanded, and there are not suf- 5"^°^™, *« p^y 

•^ ■ p PI debts of state. 

ficient funds in the treasury available for the payment of the same, 
the treasurer, under the direction of the governor and council, is 
hereby authorized to borrow, on the state's credit, for a period of 
not more than five years, at the lowest rate of interest obtainable, 
such sums as may be necessary ; but the entire indebtedness in- 
curred under this authority shall not exceed the sum of six hundred 
thousand dollars per annum. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 15, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 67 OF THE PUBLIC 
statutes ENTITLED "POWERS OF SELECTMEN IN LAYING OUT HIGH- 
WAYS. ' ' 



Sectiox 

1. Selectmen may on petition define 
width of existing highway. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Amend section 2 of chapter 67 of the Public Stat- selectmen may on 

^ petition define 



Section 1 
utes by inserting after the words ''existing highway" the words or wYdth.ofVxlsYing 
define the width of any existing highway, so that said section as '° ^^^' 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. Selectmen, upon petition, 
may lay out any new highway, or widen and straighten any exist- 
ing highway, or define the width of any existing highway, within 
their town for which there shall be occasion. 

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

[Approved March 15, 1921.] 



38 



Chapters 32, 33. 



[1921 



CHAPTER 32. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 96, LAWS OF 1917, RELATING TO 
THE PROTECTION OF STATE ROADS. 



Section 

1. Rules for preventing abuse of state 
roads, etc., may be made by state 
highway commissioner with ap- 
proval of governor and council. 



Section 

2. Renumbering of original act. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Rules for pre- 
venting abuse of 
state roads, etc., 
may be made by 
state highway 
commissioner 
with approval 
of governor 
and council. 



Renumbering of 
original act. 



Takes effe:t 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend chapter 96 of the Laws of 1917 by adding 
after section 4 a new section as follows: Sect. 5. Authority is 
hereby given the state highway commissioner to make such rules 
and regulations, subject to the approval of the governor and coun- 
cil, as may be necessary to insure the proper use and prevent abuse 
of the state-aid and trunk-line highways during certain seasons of 
the year. Such rules and regulations shall be filed with the select- 
men of the towns, affected by the same, who shall cause the same to 
be posted. Such rules and regulations shall also be inserted in one 
or more state papers one or more times. Any person violating such 
rules and regulations and thereby causing damage to the highway* 
shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100) for each 
offense and shall be liable for all damages occasioned thereby. 

Sect. 2. Re-number section 5 of the original act so that it will 
be entitled section 6. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT DESIGNATING A DANIEL WEBSTER HIGHWAY. 

Section 1. Webster highway described and governor and council authorized to mark 
and designate the same. 

As a tribute to the son of New Hampshire, to the most masteri'id 
and to the most famous expounder of the federal constitution, and 
in memory of the man whose matchless speeches, and unanswerable 
constitutional interpretations strengthened and vitalized the integ- 
rity of the union of the states : 



Amended, see chapter 61. 



1921] Chapter 34. 39 

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

Section 1. That the great New Hampshire highway described Webster highway 
as follows, beginning at the Massachusetts state boundary and run- governor and 
ning northerly through Nashua, Manchester, Concord, Boscawen,?°''^a"k^a''nd°"""^ 
and Franklin (which, in the last named town, runs within about "^^^'s"^*® 

^ ' ' the same. 

three miles of the Daniel Webster birthplace), thence northerly 
through Tilton, Laconia, Meredith, Plymouth, and Woodstock, now 
known as the Merrimack Valley road, and thence through the Fran- 
conia Notch to Twin Mountain in the town of Carroll, now known 
as the Profile and Lafayette roads, and the road or highway run- 
ning northerly from Twin Mountain in the town of Carroll through 
Carroll, Whitefield, Lancaster, Northumberland and Stratford to 
Colebrook, now known as the West Side road, and any line or ex- 
tension thereof in the direction of the boundary line between the 
United States and Canada, established by what is known as the 
Webster- Ashburton Treaty, is hereby given the name of the Daniel 
Webster Highway, and the governor and council are authorized to 
direct all things necessary to suitably mark and designate accord- 
ingly. 

[Approved March 17, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17, (a) CHAPTER 133, LAWS OF 1915 AS 
AMENDED BY THE LAWS OF 1917 AND 1919, RELATING TO FISH AND 
GAME. 

Section 1. Taking of sable, otter, fisher, mink, martin, muskrat, skunk or fox reg- 
ulated. 

Muskrat house not to be destroyed. 
No open season for beaver. 
Predatory animals may be killed. 

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



Section 1. Amend section 17, chapter 133, Laws of 1915, as Taking of sabie, 
amended by sections 10 and 11, chapter 184, Laws of 1917, and^\^^^; |^^j"t'i'„, 
sections 2 and 10, chapter 152, Laws of 1919, by striking out all oi^^'^fjf' ^'^'^^'^ 
subdivision (a) and inserting in place thereof the following: (a) regulated 
Sable, otter, fisher, mink, martin, muskrat, skunk, or fox may be not t'o be 
taken and possessed from October 10 to March 1, from the counties No^^open "season 
of Coos, Carroll, and Grafton, and from the counties of Rocking- p/ed'Ttory'ani- 
ham, Strafford, Belknap, Merrimack, Hillsborough, Cheshire, and ^j^/g'^j "^^^ ^^ 
Sullivan from November 1 to March 1, except muskrat may be taken 
and possessed from the Connecticut river from November 1 to April 



40 



Chapter 35. 



1921 



1, and raccoon may be taken and possessed from November 1 to 
January 1. No person shall at any time destroy a muskrat house, 
or place a trap therein, thereon, or at the entrance thereof. There 
shall be no open season for beaver. This section shall not be con- 
strued as depriving a person of the right to kill any predatory ani- 
mal when it is reasonably necessary so to do for the protection of 
domestic animals and fowls by him owned. 

[Approved March 17, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO BUILDING AND- LOAN ASSOCIATIONS AND 
IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 166 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES. 



No person shall hold more than fifty 
shares of capital stock at one 
time. 

Such association with approval of 
bank commissioners may create 
a surplus for protection of share- 
holders, subject to the rights of 
shareholders of maturing series 
and of those compelled to with- 
draw. 



Section 

3. Secretary and treasurer to give bond 
of indemnity. 



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



No person shall 
hold more than 
fifty shares of 
capital stock 
at one time. 



Such association 
with approval of 
bank commission- 
ers may create 
a surplus for 
protection of 
shareholders, 
subject to the 
rights of share- 
holders of ma- 
turing series and 
of those com- 
pelled to with- 
draw. 



Secretary and 
treasurer to 
give bond of 
indemnity. 



Section 1. Amend section 6 of chapter 166 of the Public Stat- 
utes by striking out the word "twenty-five" in that section and 
substituting therefor the word fifty, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 6. No person shall hold more than 
fifty shares of the capital stock of any one such corporation at a 
time. 

Sect. 2. Subject to the approval of the bank commissioners, a 
building and loan association by vote of its shareholders may set 
aside from time to time a part of its net earnings for the creation 
of a surplus for the protection of its shareholders, but before any 
series of shares matures, and in case of the compulsory withdrawal 
of the shares of any series, said association shall distribute to the 
shareholders of the maturing series, and to such shareholders in 
any series as are compelled to withdraw, their share of the accumu- 
lated surplus, after deducting their share of losses, if any. 

Sect. 3. The secretary of every building and loan association 
shall give to the association a bond of an indemnity company li- 
censed by the insurance commissioner to do business in this state. 



1921 



Chapter 36. 



41 



for the faithful performance of his duties, the penal sum of the 
bond to be three thousand dollars. The treasurer of every building 
and loan association shall give an indemnity bond as aforesaid in 
the penal sum of three thousand dollars where the dues capital do 
not exceed fifty thousand dollars ; in the penal sum of five thousand 
dollars when the dues capital exceed fifty thousand dollars but do 
not exceed one hundred thousand dollars ; and when the dues capi- 
tal exceed one hundred thousand dollars, one thousand dollars shall 
be added to the minimum penal sum for each one hundred thousand 
dollars of dues capital or fractional part thereof. If the cash and 
securities of the association are not in the custody of the treasurer 
the amount of his bond shall be in such sum as is approved by the 
bank commissioners. If the offices of secretary and treasurer are 
held by one person, he shall give the amount of bond required above 
of the treasurer. 

[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 36. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 122, LAWS OF 1917, RELATING TO 
THE SCHOOL YEAR. 



Section 

1. Fiscal and scholastic year of town 
and special school districts to end 
June 30, annually. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend sections 1 and 2, chapter 122, Laws of 1917 Fiscal and 

1 J •! ■ i ji 11 p • 1 • -, 1 • • 1 n scholastic vear 

by striking out the whole oi said sections and substituting thereior of town and 
the following: Section 1. The fiscal year of town and special school di'sn'icts ''t'o^^rlid 
districts beginning September 1, 1920, shall end June 30, 1921, a"nuaii?: 
and thereafter the fiscal and the scholastic year shall end June 
30, annually. Sect. 2. At its annual meeting held in accordance 
with the provisions of section 1, chapter 90, of the Public Statutes, 
such districts shall raise and appropriate money for the support 
of schools to be expended during the fiscal year beginning July 1. 
next succeeding. 

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



Approved March 23, 1921. 



42 



Chapters 37, 38. 



1921 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT TO DESIGNATE THE STATE TREASURER AS THE CUSTODIAN OP 
UNITED STATES FUNDS ALLOTTED TO THE FORESTRY DEPARTMENT. 



Section 

1. Money allotted by federal govern- 
ment for fire prevention or for- 
estry work to be paid out for ap- 
proved purposes on warrant of 
governor. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Money aUotted by SECTION 1. That the State treasurer is hereby authorized to re- 
n?ent%n/°fire" ceivc such suiiis as may be allotted from the United States Govern- 
lltry^woTk 7o bT ment for co-operative fire prevention or other work under the for- 
app^oved puV estry department. Any money so received shall constitute a con- 
poses on war- tiuuous fuud from which payment shall be made upon warrant of 

rant of governor. p 

the governor, for such purposes as are approved by the state for- 
ester in accordance with the terms and conditions of the United 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



States Department of Agriculture. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALE OR LETTING OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS 
FOR BREEDING PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Penalt 



for wilfully selling, or letting 
for breeding purposes, any do- 
mestic animal unfertile or in- 
fected or exposed to infectious or 
contagious disease. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; takes effect on pas- 
sage. 



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



Penalty for wil- 
fully selling, 
or letting for 
breeding pur- 
poses, any do- 
mestic animal 
unfertile or in- 
fected or ex- 
posed to infec- 
tious or 



Section 1. Any person who shall knowingly or wilfully sell or 
let, for breeding purposes, any male animal known to be unfertile 
or infected or to have been exposed to any infectious or conta- 
gious disease, or any female animal known to be subject to con- 
tagious abortion, shall be subject to a fine of not more than three 
hundred or less than one hundred dollars, for each animal so sold 
or let. 



1921 



Chapters 39, 40. 



43 



Sect. 2. Chapter 70 of the Laws of 1919 and all other acts or Repealing clause; 
parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act passage. ^"^ 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT TO INCREASE THE BOUNTY ON WILD CATS. 
Section 1. Bounty on wild cats increased to $10. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened: 

Section 1. Amend subdivision (d), section 17, chapter 133, Jl^o^'^ty^o^^^^^^d 
Laws of 1915, as amended by section 2, chapter 152, Laws of 1919, to $io. 
by striking out the word "five" after the word "of" in the fifth 
line and inserting in place thereof the word ten, so that said sub- 
division as amended shall read as follows: (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 ten 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 here- 
inbefore provided shall be reimbursed by the state treasurer for 
such sums as they shall have so expended. 

[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT relative TO THE INCORPORATION AND MANAGEMENT OF 
CREDIT UNIONS. 



Corporate name to include the words 
"credit union." 

How may be organized as a corpo- 
ration. 

Shall be under control, etc., of bank 
commissioners. 

The name "credit union" shall not lie 
employed by other persons or by 
associations, not incorporated un- 
der this ast. 

Capital not to be limited in amount; 
shares to be taken as by-laws pre- 
scribe; par value. 



Sectiox 

6. Organization may receive member's 
money on deposit and in payment 
of shares; may make loans on le- 
gal interest ; may invest funds in 
approved securities. 
7. Minors may hold shares, make de- 
posits and withdraw the same; 
right to vote; deposits in trust 
shall be in name of trustee for the 
designated beneficiary. Benefi- 
ciary's right of withdrawal on 
trustee's death. 



44 



Chapter 40. 



1921 



Sectiox 

9. By-laws to be approved by bank com- 
missioners. 

10. Meetings; actions of credit committee 

or directors how reversed ; vacan- 
cies in committee or directorate 
how filled. 

11. Election of directors; of credit com- 

mittee ; of supervisory committee. 

12. Directors' powers and duties; 

election of officers. 

13. Supervisory committee; powers and 

duties. 

14. Credit committee; powers and duties. 

15. Compensation of oificers; directors 

and committee members shall re- 
ceive no compensation; loans to or 
on credit of directors or members 
of committees. 



Skction 
16. Guaranty fund. 

Dividends to be recommended by di- 
rectors only after report of super- 
visory committee. 

Dividends; may be declared at an- 
nual meeting from annual income 
less expenses ; to whom payable. 

Annual report to be made to bank 
commissioners. 

Expulsion of members; rights of 
members expelled or who have 
withdrawn. 

Dissolution. 

Taxation of credit unions. 

Takes effect on passage. 



17. 



20. 



23. 



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



Corporate name 
to include 
the words 
"credit union." 



How may be oi 
ganized as a 
corporation. 



Shall be under 
conti'ol, etc., of 
bank com- 
missioners. 



The name "credit 
union' shall not 
be employed by 
other persons or 
by associations 
not incorporated 
under this act. 



Capital not to 
be limited in 
amount: shares 
to be taken 
as by-laws pre- 
scribe: par value. 

Organization may 
receive member's 
money on deposit 
and in payment 
of shares: mav 
make loans on 



Section 1. A corporation organized under this act shall include 
in the corporate name the two words credit union. Other distin- 
guishing words may be used by permission of bank commissioners. 

Sect. 2. Seven or more persons, resident in this state, who 
have associated themselves by an agreement in writing with the 
intention of forming a corporation for the purpose of accumulat- 
ing and investing the savings of its members and making loans 
to members for provident purposes, may, with the consent of the 
bank commissioners become a corporation upon complying with 
the provisions of this act. The bank commissioners are hereby 
authorized to grant such consent when they are satisfied that the 
proposed field of operation is favorable to the success of such cor- 
poration. 

Sect. 3. Credit unions shall be under the control and super- 
vision of the bank commissioners, who shall have the same 
authority and powers that are now^ vested in them in the super- 
vision of banks. 

Sect. 4. Except as to any association heretofore incorporated, 
no person, partnership or association, and no corporation, except 
such as shall be incorporated under provisions of this act, shall 
transact business under any name or title which contains the two 
words credit union. 

Sect. 5. The capital of a credit union shall be unlimited in 
amount. Shares of capital stock may be subscribed for and paid 
in such manner as the by-laws shall prescribe, except that the par 
value of shares shall not exceed ten dollars. 

Sect. 6. A credit union may receive its members' money on 
deposit and in payment of shares upon such terms and in such 
amounts as its by-laws may prescribe. It may make loans to its 
members on such terms, and upon such security real or personal 



1921] Chapter 40. 45 

as the credit union may vote or its by-laws prescribe. The interest ^^fj- /"^^g^f f^^ds 
charged shall not in any case exceed the legal rate of interest, in approved 
"While awaiting calls of its members for loans, it may deposit its 
money in any savings bank, trust company, or national bank of 
this state. It may invest any surplus funds in the purchase of any 
securities that are approved by the bank commissioners. 

Sect. 7, Shares may be issued and deposits received in the ^^r^eT '^ake*''*^ 
name of a minor, and such shares and deposits, may, in the discre- deposits and 

' . . withdraw the 

tion of the directors, be withdrawn by such minor, or by his parent same; right to 

or guardian, and in either case payments made on such with- \n *trust*^^haif be 

drawals shall be valid and shall release the said corporation f rom ["uSe^'forShe 

any and all liability to the minor, parent, or guardian. A minor l^^^^-^^f^'j.'J, 

under the age of eighteen years shall not have the right to vote, ^enefidary'^s^^ 

If shares are held or deposits made in trust, the name and resi- d/awai on tms- 

dence of the beneficiary shall be disclosed, and the account shall 

be kept in the name of such holder as trustee for such person. If 

no other notice of the existence and terms of such trust has been 

given in writing to the corporation, such shares or deposits, may 

upon the death of the trustee, be transferred to or withdrawn by 

the person who was named by the trustee as the beneficiary or by 

his legal representatives, and such transfer or withdrawal shall 

release the corporation from any and all liability to any other 

claimant upon such stock or deposit. 

Sect. 8. The by-laws shall prescribe the name of the corpora- Bylaws. 
tion, the purposes for which it was formed, the conditions of resi- 
dence or occupation which qualify persons for membership, the 
par value of the shares of capital stock, and the maximum number 
of shares which may be held by any one member, the conditions 
on which shares may be paid in, transferred and w^ithdrawn, the 
conditions on which deposits may be received and withdrav/n, the 
method of receipting for money paid on account of shares or de- 
posited, the number of directors, and number of members of the 
credit and supervisory committee, the duties of the several officers, 
the fines, if any, which shall be charged for failure to meet obli- 
gations to the corporation punctually, the date of the annual meet- 
ing of members, the manner in which members shall be notified of 
meetings, the number of members which shall constitute a quorum 
at meetings, and such other regulations as may seem necessary. 

Sect. 9. No credit union shall receive deposits or payments on By-i;;wR to be 
account of shares, or make any loans, until its by-laws have been ban™ commf^- 
approved in writing by the bank commissioners, nor shall any ' 
amendments to its by-laws become operative until they have been 
so approved. 

Sect. 10. The annual meeting of the corporation shall be held f/St' com'""' 
at such time and place as the by-laws prescribe, but must be held "el'tors °how re- 
within thirty days after the close of the fiscal year. Special meet- ''"■'''"^ • .yacanciee 

•' '^ in committee or 

mgs may be called by a majority of the directors, or of the super- '''''e'^torate how 

^ filled. 



sioners. 



46 Chapter 40. [1921 

visory committee, and shall be called by the clerk upon written 
application of ten or more members entitled to vote. Notice of 
all meetings of the corporation and of all meetings of the board of 
directors, and of committees shall be given in the manner pre- 
scribed by the by-laws. No member shall be entitled to vote by a 
proxy, or to have more than one vote, and, after a credit union has 
been incorporated one year, no member, thereof, shall be entitled 
to vote until he has been a member for more than three months. 

The members at each annual meeting shall fix the amount of the 
entrance fee for the ensuing year, which may be made proportional 
to the number of shares issued to a member, and, upon recommen- 
dation of the board of directors, may declare dividends. 

At an annual meeting, or special meeting, the members may re- 
view the acts of the credit committee or of the board of directors, 
and may reverse any decision of the credit committee, or of the 
board of directors, by a three-fourths vote of its members present, 
and entitled to vote : provided, that such three-fourths vote com- 
prises a majority of all the members of the credit union. 

In the event of the death, resignation or removal from office of 
the board of directors or of any member thereof, or of the credit 
committee, or any member thereof, the members of the credit 
union at a special meeting, called for the purpose, may elect other 
members to fill the vacancies until the next annual meeting. 

At any annual meeting the members of a credit union may 
amend the by-laws by a three-fourths vote of the members present 
and entitled to vote: provided, that a copy of the proposed amend- 
ment or amendments shall have been sent to each member with the 
notice of the meeting. 
Election of di- gECT. 11. The busiuess and affairs of a credit union shall be 

rectors: of credit 

committee; of managed bv a board of not less than five directors, a credit com- 

supervisorv • j? i i n 

committee." mittcc ot not Icss than three members, and a supervisory committee 

of three members to be elected at the annual meeting of the cor- 
poration, and each of whom must be a resident of the state of New 
Hampshire. Unless the number of members of the credit union 
is less than eleven, no member of said board shall be a member of 
either of said committees, nor shall one person be a member of 
more than one committee, and all the members of said board and 
of said committees, as well as all officers whom they may elect, 
shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties and 
shall hold their several offices until others are elected and quali- 
fied in their stead. A record of every such qualification shall be 
filed and preserved with the records of the corporation. Members 
of the supervisory committee shall be elected annually for a term 
of one year. Directors and members of the credit committee shall 
be elected for a term of not less than one year nor more than three 
years, as the by-laws shall provide. If the term is more than one 
year, they shall be divided into classes, and an eqral number, as 



1921] Chapter 40. 47 

nearly as may be, elected each year. If a director or member of 
any of these committees ceases to be a member of the credit union 
his office shall thereupon become vacant. 

Sect. 12. The directors, at their first meeting after the annual Directors' powprs 

» , . T 11 1 p 1 ■ 1 and duties. Elec- 

meetnig of the corporation, shall elect from their own number a tion of officers, 
president, a vice-president, a clerk and a treasurer, who shall be 
the executive officers of the corporation, and who shall hold office 
until their successors shall have been elected and qualified. The 
offices of clerk and treasurer may be held by the same person. The 
board of directors shall have the general direction of the afi'airs 
of the corporation, and shall meet as often as may be necessary. 
It shall be their special duty to act upon all applications for mem- 
bership and upon the expulsion of members, to fix the amount of 
the surety bond required of any officer having custody of funds, 
subject to the approval of the bank commissioners, to determine 
the rate of interest on loans and deposits, to fill vacancies in the 
board of directors until new members shall be elected and qual- 
ified, to make recommendation to the members of the credit union 
relative to the amount of entrance fee to be charged new members, 
the maximum amount to be loaned any one member, the advis- 
ability of declaring a dividend and the amount to be declared, the 
need of amendments to the by-laws, and any other matters upon 
which in their opinion, the members should act at any annual or 
special meeting. When authorized so to do by the members at any 
annual meeting or at a special meeting called for the purpose, the 
board of directors, with the approval of the bank commissioners, 
may borrow money for the purpose of re-loaning to members. 

Sect. 13. The supervisory committee shall inspect from time Supervisory 

. . . comm'ttpe ; 

to time the securities, cash and accounts of the corporation and 'towers and 
shall keep fully informed of the financial condition of the cor- 
poration and shall supervise the acts of its board of directors, 
credit committee and officers. At any date the supervisory com- 
mittee, by a unanimous vote, may suspend any officer of the cor- 
poration, or any member or members of the credit committee or 
the board of directors, and, by a majority vote, may call a meet- 
ing of the shareholders to consider any violation of this act or 
of the by-laws, or any practice of the corporation, which, in the 
opinion of the committee is unsafe or unauthorized. Within seven 
days after the suspension of any officer, or any member or mem- 
bers of the credit committee or of the board of directors, the super- 
visory committee shall cause notice to be given of a special meet- 
ing of the members of the credit union to take such action rela- 
tive to such suspension as may seem necessary. The supervisory 
committee may make temporary appointments to fill vacancies 
caused by the absence, illness or suspension of any officer, director 
or member of any committee and shall fill any vacancies in its own 
number until new members shall have been duly elected and qual- 



Credit committee 
powers and 
duties. 



48 Chapter 40. [1921 

ified. The board of directors and the supervisory committee, 
acting jointly, shall make appointments to fill vacancies in the 
credit committee until new members of the credit committee shall 
be duly elected and qualified. 

Sect. 14. The credit committee shall hold meetings, of which 
due notice shall be given its members, for the purpose of consid- 
ering applications for loans, and no loan shall be made unless all 
members of the committee who are present when the application is 
considered, and at least two-thirds of all the members of the com- 
mittee, approve the loan and are satisfied that it promises to ben- 
efit the borrower. All applications for loans shall be made in writ- 
ing and shall state the purpose for which the loan is desired and 
the security offered. 
Compensation of Sect. 15. No member of the board of directors or of either the 
and ''^c^ommi't'tee*"'^^ credit or Supervisory committee shall receive any compensation for 
l^cdvrno'^'com- his or her services as a member of the said board or of such com- 
t^^oron"'redi't^"^ mittce, uor shall they directly or indirectly, borrow from the cor- 
of directors or poratiou or bccomc surety for any loan or advance made by it. 
committees. The officers elected by the board of directors may receive such 

compensation as the board shall authorize, if approved by the bank 
commissioners. 

No member of the board of directors shall, directly or indirectly, 
borrow from the corporation or become surety for any loan or. ad- 
vance made by it, unless such loan or advance shall have been 
approved at a meeting of the members of the credit union by a 
majority vote of those present, and the notice of such meeting 
shall have stated that the question of loans to directors would be 
considered at such meeting. 
Guaranty fund. SECT. 16. Bcforc the payment of any annual dividend in any 
year, there shall be set apart as a guaranty fund ten per cent, of 
the net income which has accumulated during the fiscal year, 
except as hereinafter provided. Said fund and the investments 
thereof shall belong to the corporation and shall be held to meet 
the contingencies or losses in its business. All entrance fees shall 
be added at once to the guaranty fund. Upon recommendation 
of the board of directors, the members at any annual meeting may 
increase, and whenever said fund equals twenty per cent, of the 
amount of the capital stock actually paid in, may decrease, the 
proportion of profits which is required by this section to be set 
apart as a guaranty fund. 
Dividends to be Sect. 17. Immediately before a meeting of the directors called 

Tecommended h\ , • i j.i i j.- i? t • i t j.i 

directors only " to cousidcr the rccommendation oi a dividend, the supervisory 
sinjerv^sory* ^^ committce shall make a thorough audit of the receipts, disburse- 
committee. mcuts, iucome, assets and liabilities of the corporation for the fis- 

cal year, and shall make a full report thereon to the directors. 
Said report shall be read at the annual meeting and shall be filed 
and preserved with the records of the corporation. 



1921] Chapter 40. 49 

Sect. 18. At the annual meeting, a dividend may be declared i^j^'^^^^Jjf^'j^ ""^^ 
from income which has been actually collected during the fiscal amiuai^meeting 
year next preceding and which remains after the deduction of all come less ex- 

'' , . T . , TO i penses; to whom 

expenses, losses, interest on deposits not exceeding lour per cent, payable. 
per annum and the amount required to be set apart as a guaranty 
fund, or such dividend may be declared in whole or in part from 
undivided earnings of preceding years, not to exceed twenty per 
cent, thereof in any one year, provided such earnings are a part of 
the surplus of the corporation in excess of all requirements of the 
guaranty fund. 

Such dividends shall be paid on all fully paid shares outstand- 
ing at the close of the fiscal year ; but shares which become fully 
paid during the year shall be entitled only to a proportional part 
of said dividend, calculated from the first day of the month fol- 
lowing such payment in full. Dividends due to a member shall 
be paid to him in cash or credited to the account of partly paid 
shares for which he has subscribed. 

Sect. 19. Within twenty days after the last business day of (;^"^^|j/^jP°'"^*^^*° 
June in each year, every credit union shall make to the bank com- commissioners. 
missioners a report in such form as they may prescribe, signed by 
the president, treasurer and a majority of the supervisory com- 
mittee, who shall certify and make oath that the report is correct 
according to their best knowledge and belief. Any credit union 
which neglects to make the said report within the time herein pre- 
scribed shall forfeit to the state five dollars for each day during 
which such neglect continues. 

Sect. 20. The board of directors may expel from a credit J^-^p^,'|;°^ fights 
union any member who has not carried out his engagements with o^^jj^i^'''^|^<^^s^^ ex- 
the credit union, or who has been convicted of a criminal offense, have withdrawn. 
or who neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of this 
act or the by-laws, or whose private life is a source of scandal, or 
who habitually neglects to pay his debts, or who shall become in- 
solvent or bankrupt, or who shall have deceived the corporation or 
any committee thereof with regard to the use of borrowed money ; 
but no member shall so be expelled until he has been informed in 
writing of the charges against him, and an opportunity has been 
given to him after reasonable notice to be heard thereon. 

The amounts paid on shares or deposited by members who have 
withdrawn or have been expelled shall be paid to them, in the 
order of \^dthdrawal or expulsion, but only as funds therefor be- 
come available and after deducting any amounts due by such mem- 
bers to the credit union. 

Sect. 21. At any meeting specially called for the purpose, the oissoiMtion. 
members upon recommendation of not less than two-thirds of the 
board of directors, may dissolve the corporation by the vote of 
two-thirds of the credit union entitled to vote. A committee of 
three shall thereupon be elected to liquidate the assets of the cor- 



50 



Chapter 41. 



1921 



Taxation of 
credit unions 



Take« effect 
passage. 



poration under the control of the bank connnissioners ; and each 
share of the capital stock according to the amount paid in shall be 
entitled to its proportional part of the assets in liquidation after 
all deposits and debts have been paid. 

Sect. 22. Credit unions shall be taxed as savings banks are 
taxed. 

Sect. 23. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 41. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 115 OF THE LAWS OF 1913, 
AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 150 OF THE LAWS OF 1915, 
RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF PROPERTY OF SPANISH W^VR VET- 
ERANS AND AMERICAN LEGION. 



Sectiox 
1. Cer 



property of associations of 
veterans and of educational, char- 
itable, religious and temperance 
societies exempted from taxation; 
towns may increase exemption. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



tion. 



Certain prop&rty SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 1 of chapter 115 of the Laws of 

or associations of 

veterans and of 1913, as amended by section 1 of chapter 150 of the Laws of 1915, 
itabie, religious by Striking out the entire section and inserting in place thereof a 
societiir^e^x-^"*^^ new sectiou as follows: Section 1. The personal property of in- 
ti™n •''fownTma^'y *' stitutions dcvotcd to cducational purposes, charitable and re- 
increase exemp- ligious societics, and of temperance societies, incorporated within 
this state, and the real estate owned and occupied by them, their 
officers, or their students for the purposes for which they are in- 
corporated, and personal property owned and real estate owned and 
occupied by the Grand Army of the Republic, the United Spanish 
War Veterans, or the American Legion, shall be exempt from tax- 
ation, provided none of the income or profits of the business of 
such corporations or institutions is divided among the stockholders 
or members, or is used or appropriated for other than educational, 
charitable, or religious purposes, and provided further, 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 meet- 
ing, acting under an article duly incorporated in the warrant for 



1921] Chapter 42. 51 

said meeting ; and cities are authorized to increase such exemp- 
tions to such an amount as the city government may vote and the 
mayor approve. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eifeet upon its passage. iTas^sfge!^^'' "'' 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 77, LAWS OF 1909, 
AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO RAISE MONEY FOR PATRIOTIC OBSERVANCES. 

Sbction \ Sectiox 

1. Towns and cities may provide munic- ' 2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 
ipal Christmas trees. passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 77, Laws of 1909, by in- ;^°^7Jrovfde''"^' 
serting after the word "towns" in line one the words and city municipal ^^^^^ 
councils, and by striking out the word "one" in line three and in- 
serting in place thereof the word five, and by inserting after the 
word "providing" in line four the words municipal Christmas 
trees or for, so that said section shall read : Section 1. Towns 
and city councils may, at any legal meeting, grant and vote such 
sums of money as they shall .judge necessary, not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, for providing municipal Christmas trees or for 
public patriotic exercises for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or 
other holidays. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the pro vi- Repealing clause; 

„ - . . , - - T 1 • 1 11 1 rv» takes effect on 

sions 01 this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take eitect passage. 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



52 



Chapter 43. 



1921 



CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 10, CHAPTER 3, LAWS OF 1919, IN RELA- 
TION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LAW REPORTS. 



Section 

1. Publication to be made by state re- 

porter. 

2. Appropriation of $3,400 for current 

year. 



Sectiox 

3. Repealing clause; 
passage. 



takes effect on 



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



Publication to be 
made by state 
reporter. 



Appropriatjon of 
$3,400 for 
current year. 



Repealing claus 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Amend Laws of 1919, chapter 3, section 10, by strik- 
ing out the whole section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: Sect. 10. The decisions of the supreme court shall be pub- 
lished in volumes entitled New Hampshire Reports. The size, 
style and price of the volumes shall be prescribed by the justices 
of the court. The state reporter shall publish the New Hampshire 
Reports and provide for the sale thereof, and may dispose of the 
copyrights as he shall deem expedient. He shall pay each month 
into the state treasury all money received from such sales from 
subscriptions. He shall deliver to the secretary of state four hun- 
dred copies of each volume of said reports upon publication and 
the secretary shall send one copy thereof to each of the following 
officers and bodies: Justices and clerks of the supreme and supe- 
rior courts, to the office of register of probate in each county, state 
reporter, each free public library established under the laws of the 
state, the town clerk of each town having no free public library, 
the department of justice, clerk of the supreme court of the United 
States, library of Congress at Washington, the judge and clerk of 
the district court of the United States for the district of New 
Hampshire and the state library of each state in the United States. 
He shall deposit the residue in the state library. 

Sect. 2. The sum of three thousand four hundred dollars is 
hereby appropriated for the publication of said reports for the 
current year to be expended under the direction of the supreme 
court. 

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



[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



1921] ■ Chapter 44. 53 

CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT FOR THE SUPERVISION AND REGULATION OF RATES FOR WORK- 
MEN'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE. 

Section 1. Insurer to file classifications of risks and premium rates with insurance 
commissioner, which shall not be effective until approved. 
No insurer shall carry insurance at other than approved rates. 
Regional rating bureau to apply system of schedule or merit rating. 
Penalty for violation of act. 

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

Section 1. Every insurance company, corporation or associa- insurer to file 

f . ' ,, . . classifications 

tion or other insurer, herein called ' insurer which insures em- of risks and pre- 
ployers against liability for compensation under the Workmen 's insu^anc'l ^commis- 
Compensation Act, shall file with the insurance commissioner, ^Xbe 'IffStile'*" 
herein called "commissioner," its classification of risks and pre-'^'^t'' approved. 
mium rates, together with basic rates and schedule or merit rating, 
if a system of schedule or merit rating be in use, none of which 
shall take effect until the commissioner shall have approved the 
same as just and reasonable and adequate for the risks to which 
they respectively apply. The commissioner may withdraw his ap- 
proval of any premium rate or schedule made by any insurer, if in 
his judgment, such premium rate or schedule is unjust, unreason- 
able or inadequate to provide for the obligations assumed by the 
insurer. 

On and after July first, one thousand nine hundred and twenty- No insurer shall 

, . ' 1 ,, . . ' carrv insurance 

one, no such insurer shall issue, renew, or carry any insurance at other than 
against liability under the Workmen's Compensation Act at ^fre-^^^''^^^^ ^^^^^' 
mium rates which are greater or less or different than those ap- 
proved by the commissioner for such carrier as just, reasonable 
and adequate for the risks to which they respectively apply ; pro- 
vided, that if the commissioner shall have previously approved a 
system of schedule or merit rating, filed with him by any insurer, 
the same may be applied to risks subject thereto only by a regional Regional rating 
rating bureau approved by the commissioner for the uniform andsysfem ^of'^^s^hed- 
impartial application thereof. The adjusted rate arrived at byj^^^j^"^ ™^"' 
any reduction or increase from the basic rate filed with and ap- 
proved by the commissioner, in the application of such system of 
schedule or merit rating, shall be clearly set forth in the insurance 
contracts or in the endorsement attached thereto. 

Any insurer violating the provisions of this act shall be subject Penaity^for vio- 
to a fine of five hundred dollars for the first offense and for a sub- 
sequent offense to such fine and/or a suspension or revocation of 
its license by the commissioner. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



54 



Chapters 45, 46- 
CHAPTER 45. 



1921 



AN ACT RELATING TO TIME LIMIT FOR ADJUSTING AND PAYING FIRE 

LOSSES. 

Section 1. Insurer shall begin adjustment of fire less within fifteen days from notice. 
Payment of certain losses not to be until forty-five days from proof of loss unless 
earlier payment allowed by commissioner. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge7ieral Court convened: 

Insurer shall SECTION 1. Ill case of loss 01' damage to property insured by 

begin adjustment „ . , . ■ ^ • • ^i • i j. ■ j 

of fire loss within any fire insurance company transacting business m this state, saia 
notke! '^''^' ^'^°°' company or its representative shall begin adjustment of such loss 
within fifteen days after the receipt of the notice. But no fire 
insurance company shall pay any loss or damage until after the 
expiration of forty-five days from the date when proof of loss is 
executed ; provided that nothing contained in this section shall 
Payment of cer- prcvcut the payment of a loss to any property owner when the 
be'"untii forty-five aggregate loss under policies covering the risk does not exceed one 
of'ioss'uniesr^'^ hundred dollars; provided, also, that upon application from the 
alhiwed^b^com- insurcd Or an insurance company or its authorized representative, 
missioner. written permission to make earlier payment on any loss may be 

given said company or its authorized representative by the insur- 
ance commissioner, and immediately upon issuing such permit, "the 
insurance commissioner shall notify and grant permits to any other 
companies known to be interested in the risk. For any violation 
of this section the insurance commissioner may suspend the author- 
ity of the company to transact business in this state for such length 
of time, not exceeding one year, as he may deem advisable. 



[Approved March 29, 1921. 



CHAPTER 46. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 115 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO THE INVESTIGATION OF THE CAUSES OF FIRES. 

Sectiow 1. Insurance commissioner may investigate origin of fires, take testimony on 
oath in relation thereto, and cause arrests to be made for arson; to submit evi- 
dence to county solicitor. 

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

Insurance com- SECTION 1. Amend chapter 115 of the Public Statutes by add- 
SvesTiglLT/igin ing thereto after section 24, the following section -. Sect. 25. The 
?est!monv'''on oath insurance commissioner may, whenever he deems it expedient or 



1921 



Chapter 47. 



55 



advisable, examine or cause to be examined the cause, circum- in relation 

, . . r. n r. • • ji -j.' 1 j. thereto; and 

stances and ongni oi all tires occurring in the cities and towns cause arrests to 
within the state, of which he has knowledge, by which property ars™''.'^''to^°submit 
is endangered, damaged or destroyed, and may specially examine ^^^'^^j'J.'^y,?^it^j. 
and decide whether the same was the result of carelessness or de- 
sign. The insurance commissioner shall, when in his opinion said 
proceedings are necessary, take or cause to be taken the testimony 
on oath of all persons supposed to be cognizant of any facts or to 
have means of knowledge in relation to the matters as to which 
such examination is made, and may cause the same to be reduced 
to writing. If he shall be of the opinion that there is evidence 
sufficient to charge any person with the crime of arson or incen- 
diarism, he shall cause such person to be arrested and charged with 
such offense, and shall furnish to the proper county solicitor all 
such evidence, together with the names of witnesses and all infor- 
mation obtained by him, including a copy of all pertinent and 
material testimony in the case. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE FISHING IN CONNECTICUT LAKES AND ROUND 
POND IN PITTSBURG. 



Section 

1. Fishing in Third Connecticut Lake, 

when prohibited. 

2. Fly-fishing in Round Pond and First, 

Se3ond and Third Connecticut 
Lakes when permitted. 



Section 

3. Penalty. 

4. Repealing act ; takes effect en pas- 

sage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rfprcse)itatives in 
General Court converted: 



Section 1. Fishing is hereby prohibited in Third Connecticut ^i^shmg_m^ Third 
Lake in Pittsburg in the county of Coos, from the first day of Sep- ^,?H,\'^H*'^ 
tember to the first day of June following, except that it shall be " " 
lawful to take fish of lawful size with artificial flies during the 
month of September. 

Sect. 2. Fish of lawful size may be taken with artificial flies Fiy-fishing in 
during the month of September, from Round Pond and the First First, second and 
and Second and Third Connecticut lakes in the town of Pittsburg, cut'^Lakes'^when 
county of Coos. permitted. 

Sect. 3. Any person who violates a provision of this act shall ^"''*'*^- 
be fined ten dollars for each offense and five dollars additional for 
each fish taken or possessed in violation thereof. 



56 



Chapter 48. 



[1921 



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

takes effect on t n i • i n i /v» 

passage. are hereby repealed and this act shall take erteet upon its passage. 



[Approved March 29, 1921. 



CHAPTER 48. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE FISH AND GAME LAWS RELATING TO 
THE TAKING AND POSSESSION OF PICKEREL. 



Pickerel may be taken from Ella 
river and its tributaries in Farm- 
ington and all tributaries of 
Cocheco river entering it in 
Farmington. 



Jection 
2. Repealing clause-; takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Pickerel may be 
taken from Ella 
river and its 
tributaries in 
Farmington and 
all tributaries of 
Cocheco river 
entering it in 
Farmington. 



Section 1, Amend subsection (b), section 32, chapter 133, 
Laws of 1915, as amended by section 15, chapter 184, Laws of 
1917, by inserting after the words "New Durham" the following: 
Ella River and all of its tributaries in Farmington, all tributaries 
of the Cocheco River that enter said river in the town of Farming- 
ton, so that said subsection shall read as follows: (b) Pickerel of 
any size and in any quantity may be taken and possessed from 
Sunapee Lake, Crystal Lake in Enfield, Tewksbury Pond in Graf- 
ton, Elbow Pond in Woodstock, Partridge Lake in Lyman 
and Littleton, Pearl Lake in Lisbon, Merry Meeting Pond in New 
Durham, Ella River and all of its tributaries in Farmington, all 
tributaries of the Cocheco River that enter said river in the town 
of Farmington, Big Dan Hole Pond in Ossipee and Tuftonboro, 
and from the waters in Coos county at any time. Pickerel not less 
than twelve inches in length may be taken from Lakes Winnipe- 
saukee, Massabesic, Winnisquam, Asquam, Wentworth, Spofford, 
and the Connecticut river in Cheshire county, from June first to 
April first. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts 

takes effect on . . . ^ i , , i 

passage. and parts ot acts inconsistent herewith, are hereby repealed. 



[Approved March 29, 1921. 



19211 



Chapters 49, 50. 



57 



CHAPTER 49. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CATCHING LAKE TROUT IN NEWFOUND LAKE. 



Section 

1. Lake trout and salmon, fishing for 
through ice when prohibited. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage 



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



' salmon, fishing for 

Laws of 1915, by striking out the whole of said paragraph (c) through ioe when 
and inserting in place thereof the following: (c) It shall be un- 
lawful to fish for lake trout or salmon through the ice upon New- 
found Lake, except that not over four lake trout may be taken by 
one person in any one day through the ice in the months of Jan- 
uary and February. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO PISHING IN YORK POND AND TRIBUTARIES AND IN 
COLD BROOK. 

Section Section 

1. York Pond and Cold Brook closed to 2. Takes effect on passage, 

fishing. 

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



Section 1. York Pond, so called, all tributaries thereto, and J°[J' ^°^°^ and^^^ 
the waters of Cold Brook, so called, all within the boundaries of to fishing. 
the White Mountain National Forest in the county of Coos, are 
hereby closed to fishing ; and any person hereafter fishing therein • 
or taking or attempting to take fish therefrom shall be punished by 
fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars or imprisonment not exceed- 
ing thirty days or both. Nothing herein contained shall be con- 
strued as in any way affecting the right of the United States Gov- 
ernment to use said waters for fish cultural purposes. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



58 



Chapters 51, 52. 
CHAPTER 51. 



1921 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
assessors' ASSOCIATION. 



Section 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Each town and city shall pay 
Dually $2 for membership 
assessors' association. 

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

Each town and SECTION 1. For the eiicouragement of equitable taxation and the 
annually $2 'for education of public officials in tax problems, each town and city 
Ts^sMsors'"^ '" shall annually pay to the New Hampshire Assessors' Association 
association ^^^ ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ dollars, which sum shall provide annual membership 

in said association for the selectmen, assessors and town or city 

clerks, treasurers and collectors. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 52. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 93, LAWS OF 1915, CHAPTER 224, 
LAWS OF 1917 AND CHAPTER 118, LAWS OF 1919, RELATING TO STATE 
AID FOR HIGHWAYS. 



Section 
1. C 



ind towns through -which 
certain state aided roads run 
shall receive no other state aid 
until such roads are completed. 
No funds hereafter appropriated 
shall be used within compact xiart 
of towns of certain size. 



Repealing clause. 



Cities and towns 
through which 
certain state 
aided roads run 
shall receive no 
other state aid 
until such roads 
are completed. 
No funds here- 
after appropri- 
ated shall be 
used within 
compact part of 
towns of 
certain size. 



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

Section 1. No city or town through which the roads, designated 
by chapter 93, Laws of 1915, (as amended by chapters 164 and 215, 
Laws of 1917), and chapter 224, Laws of 1917, and chapter 118, 
Laws of 1919, pass, shall receive any state aid for highway im- 
provement on city or town roads, except on the roads so designated 
until said improvements of such roads are completed within such 
cities or towns. No part of the funds that may hereafter be appro- 
priated shall be used within the compact part of any city or town 



1921 



CiiArTERS 53, 54. 



59 



having a population of twenty-five hundred or more, such compact 
part to be determined by the highway commissioner. 

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

.[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 53. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 245 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO TRUSTEE PROCESS. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Section 

1. Personal actions except replevin 
and actions for oral defamation 
may be commenced by trustee 
process. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 245 of the Public Statutes P«;fo»ai^p'^c^i«^ns 
bv inserting before the word ' ' defamation ' ' the w^ord oral, and by and actions for 

^ ,,-,,,-, oral defamation 

striking out the words ' ' and trespass to the person and and ma- may be com- 
li(3ious prosecution, ' ' so that as amended said section shall read : trustee process. 
Section 1. Any personal action may be begun by trustee process, 
except actions of replevin and actions for oral defamation. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pa^say**^'' '"' 



[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 50, CHAPTER 147, LAWS OF 1917 AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 99, LAWS OF 1919, RELATING TO INTOXICAT- 
ING LIQUOR. 



Section 



Csmmissioner of law enforcement 
may make regulations necessary 
to enforcement of liquor laws ; 
shall furnish suitable blanks to 
court officers who shall report all 
liquor cases tried in their courts. 
Powers of commissioners and 
deputies. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 50. chapter 147, Laws of 1917 
amended by chapter 99, Laws of 1919, by insertin 



as Commissioner of 

. law enforcement 

after the words may make regu- 



60 Chapter 54. [1921 

to^'enforcemenr^ " such deputies and other agents" in line twelve (12), the following 
of jjquor laws: and make such regulations, and further amend said section 50 by 
suitable blanks inserting after the words "who shall forthwith prosecute such of- 
whrshaii' report fcudcr" in line twenty-nine (29) the following: The state com- 
tried^^n'their^ missiouer of law enforcement shall furnish suitable blanks to the 
commission7/*^and offi^^^^ ^^ ^^^ courts in the State, on which the clerks or justices 
deputies. gf such courts shall make reports to the state commissioner of law 

enforcement of all cases tried by them for violation of the prohibi- 
tion law, so that said section 50, as amended, shall read as follows : 
Sect. 50. The governor shall appoint a state commissioner of law 
enforcement and fix his compensation to be paid by the state. The 
duties of the state commissioner of law enforcement shall be, under 
the attorney-general, to secure the enforcement of the laws in ref- 
erence to intoxicating liquor. He shall have all the powers of the 
county solicitor in any county, in reference to the laws concerning 
intoxicating liquor, and the enforcement of such laws. He shall 
have jurisdiction in the enforcement of such laws, either in co- 
operation with, or independently of, the other officers of any 
county, city or town. With the consent of the governor and 
attorney-general, the state commissioner of law enforcement may 
employ such deputies and other agents and make such regulations 
as may be necessary to secure the efficient enforcement of the laws 
in relation to intoxicating liquor. Such deputies shall furnish 
bonds in such form as is prescribed for sheriffs, in such sums, of 
not less than $1,000 each, and with such sureties, as the governor 
and council shall prescribe. Such deputies shall, under the direc- 
tion of the state commissioner of law enforcement, have power to 
enforce all laws now or hereafter in force, relating to intoxicating 
liquor, and may make arrests for violations thereof. They shall 
also have, in matters pertaining to intoxicating liquor, power to 
serve criminal process and to require aid in executing the duties 
of their office. They may arrest, without warrant, and on view, 
in any part of the state, a person found violating any law now or 
hereafter in force, relating to intoxicating liquor, 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, if necessary, who shall forth- 
with prosecute such offender. The state commissioner of law 
enforcement shall furnish suitable blanks to the officers of the 
courts in the state, on which the clerks or justices of such courts 
shall make reports to the state commissioner of law enforcement of 
all cases tried by them for violation of the prohibition law. The 
compensation and personal expenses of the state commissioner of 
law enforcement, and the compensation and expenses of his depu- 
ties and agents shall be paid by the state, on the warrant of the 
governor. When prosecution for the violation of the laws in refer- 
ence to intoxicating liquor is begun and carried on by the state 



1921 



Chapter 55. 



61 



commissioner of law enforcement, or by the county solicitor, all 
moneys collected for fanes shall be paid to the state treasurer, or 
to the county treasurer, as the case may be. The state commissioner 
of law enforcement may employ such clerical assistance, not exceed- 
ing in amount one thousand two hundred dollars in any year as he 
may find necessary in enforcing the provisions of this act. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 55.* 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MARRIAGE OF PERSONS HAVING SYPHILIS OR 
GONORRHOEA. 



Section 

1. Marriage of person reported as 

having gonorrhoea or syphilis 
unlawful, until return made of 
cure. 

2. Physicians shall keep record of 

cases of syphilis and of gonor- 
rhoea ; shall ascertain such pa- 
tients' intention as to marriage 
and warn them of dangers; shall 
notify board of health of inten- 
tion to marry. 



Section 

3. Town or city clerk, when shall not 

issue marriage certificate to such 
person. 

4. Penalty. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person suffering f rom J^^^^jf "®pp^^j.jgjj 
gonorrhoea or svphilis reported to the state board of health in ac- as having gonor- 

, -li -, r> T c r> 1 -1 rhoea or syphilis 

cordance with chapter 163, Laws of 1919, and the rules and regula- unlawful, until 
tions promulgated thereunder, to marry until there is returned to cure! 
the state board of health a satisfactory record by the physician in 
charge of the case that the person so registered is free from the 
disease and will not infect others. 

Sect. 2. Every physician shall keep a record of all cases of ^^^^;j^''';^^';'r/^^^f 
syphilis and gonorrhoea that come under his observation and care, «ases of syphilis 

J , 1, . , . . „ . and of gonorrhoea; 

and shall use reasonable means to ascertani the intentions of syphi- shaii ascertain 
litic or gonorrhoeal patients as to marriage. The physician shall ^mention 'Ts^o 
warn said patients of the legal, moral and physical evils of mar- warn '^them°of 
riage contracted by them. If the physician learns that a patient as norifrboard^'lf 
aforesaid intends to marry, the phvsician shall notify the state ^.^'*"'; °^ '"**'"" 

'^ ' ^ * *' tion to marry. 

board of health. 



* Amended, chapter 153. 



62 



Chapter 56. 



1921 



certificate to 
such pers 



cieT wVen^ shall ^^''''- ^- ^hen it shall be made known to any town or city clerk 
^l't;fi'^f«'?r*"''^''^^ ^ legally registered physician, or by any board of health that a 
""^ '"'"'" person, or persons, desiring a marriage certificate has gonorrhoea or 

syphilis snch certificate shall not be issued without the consent of 
the state board of health. 

Sect. 4. Any person failing to comply with the provisions of 
sections 1 and 2 of this act shall be punished by imprisonment for 
not more than one year nor less than three months, or by fine of not 
more than five hundred dollars nor less than two hundred dollars 
or both. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 29, 1921. 



CHAPTER 56. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 30, SECTION 9, OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1915 RELATING TO MUNICIPAL COURTS. 



Municipal court how may be es 
tablished or abolished by town. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Municipal court 
how may be 
established or 
abolished by 
town. 



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

Section 1. Section 9 of chapter 30 of the session Laws of 1915 
is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following: 
If any town, in which a municipal court shall have been established 
in accordance with the provisions of this section, shall desire the 
abolition of said court, it may so vote, pursuant to an article in- 
serted 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 secretary of state and thereupon 
said municipal court shall be abolished, so that said section as 
amended shall read: Sect. 9. If any town having a population 
of less than two thousand shall desire the establishment of a munic- 
ipal court 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 thereupon 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 fifty thousand. If any town, in which 



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63 



a municipal court shall have been established in accordance with 
the provisions of this section, shall desire the abolition of said 
court, it may so vote, pursuant to an article inserted in the war- 
rant for any annual March meeting, or at any special town meet- 
ing called for the purpose. Such vote shall be certified by the 
town clerk to the secretary of state and thereupon said municipal 
court shall be abolished. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 57. 



AN ACT REPEALING CHAPTER 33, SECTION 1, LAWS OF 1893, AS 
AMENDED, RELATING TO COMPENSATION FOR CATTLE KILLED. 



Section 

1. Laws 1893, chapter 33, section 1, 
relating to compensation for cat- 
tle killed, repealed. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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

Laws 1893, 

Section 1. Chapter 33, section 1, Laws of 1893, as amended -n/^to 'compensa- 
by chapter 142, section 1, Laws of 1911, is hereby repealed. ki°red,*°repeaied. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 58. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR DEFICIENCIES IN THE APPROPRIATIONS FOR CER- 
TAIN DEPARTMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS FOR THE FISCAL PERIOD END- 
ING -JUNE 30, 1921. 



Section 



Appropriations for deficiencies in 
certain departments for period 
ending June 30, 1921. 



Section 

2. Appropriations for year ending 

August 31, 1921, shall not be 
available after June 30, 1921. 

3. 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 App: 



ropriations 



to be paid out of the treasury for the fiscal period ending June 30, i^ c'lrtain"''de- 



64 



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1921 



partments for 
period ending 
June 30, 1921. 



ApproRTiations 
for year ending 
August 31, 
1921, shall not 
be available 
after June 30, 
1921. 

Takes effect on 
passage. 



1921, in addition to the amounts provided by the Laws of 1919. 
For the executive department, $2,000; for the department of agri- 
culture, animal industry, $35,000; for the deaf, dumb and blind, 
support and education of, $2,000 ; for the state house, $4,700 ; for 
the New Hampshire State Hospital, $25,000; for the New Hamp- 
shire School for Feeble-Minded, $25,000; for the New Hampshire 
State Sanatorium, $15,000; for the Soldiers' Home, $5,000; and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the 
treasury for an amount not exceeding the sums hereby appro- 
priated. 

Sect. 2. The appropriations established by the session Laws 
of 1919 for the fiscal year ending August 31, 1921, shall not be 
available for use after June 30, 1921. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 59. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 86 OP THE LAWS OF 1919 REL.VT- 
ING TO MOTOR VEHICLES ENGAGED IN THE CARRIAGE OF PASSENGERS 
FOR HIRE. 



Section 

1. Certain persons operating motor 
vehicles, declared to be common 
carriers 



Section 

2. Duty of county solicitor to enforce 

law. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Certain persons SECTION 1. Chapter 86 of the Laws of 1919 is hereby amended 
vehicles, declared by inserting in section 1 thereof after the words "discharging pas- 
carrfers?™™"" sciigcrs aloiig" the words or at the termini of, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. Every person, firm 
or corporation operating any motor vehicle other than a street car 
upon any public street or way in the business of transporting pas- 
sengers for hire, and receiving and discharging passengers along 
or at the termini of a regular route over which the vehicle is oper- 
ated, is hereby declared to be a common carrier and as such shall 
be subject to the provisions of this act so far as applicable thereto. 
Sect. 2. Section 4 of said chapter 86 is amended by adding at 
the end thereof the following: It shall be the duty of the county 
solicitor in each county to enforce the provisions of this chapter, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 4. Any 
person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this 



Duty of county 
solicitor to 
enforce law. 



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65 



act shall upon conviction thereof be fined not exceeding one hun- 
dred dollars. It shall be the duty of the county solicitor in each 
county to enforce the provisions of this chapter. 

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



Takes effect 
passage. 



[Approved March 31, 1921.; 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 57, LAV^S OF 1917, RELATING TO 
MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS. 



SECTION 

1. Accounting officers of municipal 
corporations shall keep uniform 
accounts in manner prescribed by 
tax commission: shall annually 
return to it summaries of uniform 
accounts; commission may audit 
any municipal accounts required 
by law to be audited. 



Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the iSenate 
General Court convened: 



id House of Representatives in 



Section 1. Strike out section 1 of said act and substitute there- Accounting 
for the following: Section 1 



The accounting officers of the sev- mun1cipa°/ cor- 



keep uniform 

departments thereof, within the state, shall keep uniform accounts accounts in 

. -1 T , T • • T • 1 manner pre- 

m a manner prescribed by the state tax commission and said com- scribed by tax 
mission may at any time audit any accounts which are required by shaii annually 



districts, village precincts, or departments thereof. Said account- Jii7s°fo"J^ijijj''y°^" 
ing officers shall on or before the first day of March each year re- fp'lif *acc''ounTs""''^ 
turn to the office of the tax commission summaries on blanks fur- required by law 
nished by it, of uniform accounts prescribed by it. showing the 
transactions of said counties and municipalities during their last 
fiscal vear and their condition at the close thereof. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 31, 1921.] 



Takes effect 
passage. 



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Chapters 61, 62. 
CHAPTER 61. 



[1921 



AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION 1921, 
RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OP STATE ROADS. 



Section . 

1. Amendment of chapter 32 of pres- 
ent session. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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



Amendment of 
chapter 32 of 



Section 1. Amend section 1 of said act* by striking out the 



present session, -\vords ' ' and thereby causing damage to the highway. ' ' 
pa^sTge!^"'' "^ Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 62. 



an act in AMENDMENT OF SECTION 15 OF CHAPTER 115 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO LIABILITY FOR NEGLECT TO REPAIR, 



Section 

1. Penalty for not repairing building 
after notice increased to $50 for 
each month's neglect. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate a7id House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 



Penalty for not SECTION 1. Amend scctiou 15 of chapter 115 of the Public Stat- 

regairing bund- ^ . . , , . 

ing after notice utcs by Striking out the word "ten m said section and substitut- 
for each month's iiig ill placc thereof the word fifty, so that the section as amended 
°^^^*'*' shall read: Sect. 15. If the repairs or alterations are not made 

within thirty days after notice, the owner or occupant so notified 
shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars for each month 's neglect, 
and shall be liable to the owner of any building or property con- 
sumed by fire communicated from such dangerous building for the 
damages suffered by him. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. ^ x o 

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



chapter 32. 



1921 



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67 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 84 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO 
THE BURIAL OF CERTAIN SOLDIERS AND SAILORS. 



Skctio 
1. 



iurial of certain soldiers and 
sailors at public expense. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend chapter 84 of the Public Statutes, as Bjjriai^of^ certain 
amended by chapter 130, Laws of 1909, and chapter 135, Laws of sailors at public 
1919, by adding at the end thereof a new section, as follows : Sect. 
21. Whenever any resident of this state dies, who served in the 
United States Army, Navy or Marine Corps, during the Spanish- 
American War, the Philippine Insurrection, or the World War, 
prior to November 12, 1918, who has been honorably discharged 
therefrom, and a majority of the selectmen of the town or the 
mayor of the city in which such person died, shall certify under 
oath to the state treasurer that such person did not leave sufficient 
estate to pay the expenses of his funeral, the governor shall draw a 
warrant in favor of the selectmen or mayor for a sum not exceed- 
ing fifty dollars ($50) to defray such burial expenses of such de- 
ceased person. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 5, 1921. 



CHAPTER 64. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF WATER POWER. 



Section 

1. Persons or corporations duly char- 

tered may erect, maintain or in- 
crease height of dam for benefit 
of mills upon obtaining author- 
ity from public service commis- 
sion as provided in section 2. 

2. Petition to commission; notice; 

hearing; appeal. 

3. If damages from flowage are not 

satisfactorily adjusted either 
party may petition court for as- 
Fessment. 

4. Petition to court upon non-pay- 

ment of damages after notice ; 
reference to committee. 
.5. Notice by committee; hearing; re- 
port. 



6. Setting aside report; judgment. 

7. Either party may elect jury trial; 

costs. 

8. Damages how assessed. 

9. Petition to court for assessment of 

damages in advance of taking. 

10. Petitioner to give security; no 

title acquired until paym-ent' of 
judgment. 

11. No other dam shall be erected to 

injury of proposed dam, if con- 
struction be commenced within 
three years from authorizatien. 

12. Act not to affect rights of certain 

other persons. 

13. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



or articles of agreement so to do may erect and maintain on his or 
its land, or on land of another with the owner's consent, a dam 



68 Chapter C4. [1921 

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

Persons or cor- SECTION 1. Any person or corporation authorized by its charter 

porations duly 
chartered may 
erect, maintain 
or increase 

bejfefi\ "o^f miiis^'"^upo^i 01" across any stream, or may increase by flashboards or per- 
aSrit^'^fro'^ mancntly the height of any dam already so maintained by him or 
public service it, for the purpose of raising the water to work any mill or mills 

commission as ^ , , . ^ . , , . , 

provided in sec- owncd by hiui Or it or by any other person or corporation on such 
stream or on another stream to which the same is tributary, or for 
the purpose of creating a reservoir of water or raising the level of 
a public or other lake or pond to control, conserve or equalize the 
flow of such stream or streams for the benefit of any such mill or 
mills, upon obtaining authority so to do as hereinafter provided in 
section 2. The w^ord "mill" as herein used shall include both man- 
ufacturing plants and plants at which electric power is generated 
for public distribution or for the operation of mills, railroads or 
public utilities. 
Petition to com- Sect. 2. Ally pcrsoii or corporation proposing to erect a dam 
hearing; "appeal, or to iiicreasc by flashboards or permanently the height of any ex- 
isting dam for any of the purposes provided in the preceding sec- 
tion shall file a petition with the public service commission setting 
forth the location, height and description of the proposed dam or 
proposed increase in any existing dam. Said commission shall 
thereupon set a time and place for hearing said petition, and shall 
issue an order of notice to all parties interested, which shall be 
published for three successive weeks in some newspaper in the 
county in which the dam is to be erected or is situated, the last 
publication to be not less than fourteen days before the time fixed 
for hearing. Said order of notice shall be served on the attorney- 
general, and such further notice, if any, shall be given as the com- 
mission may order. Said commission shall, after hearing, deter- 
mine whether it will be of public use and benefit to grant the rights 
asked for and shall enter an order accordingly. Any party ag- 
grieved by any decision of the commission on any such petition 
shall have the same rights of appeal as provided in chapter 164 of 
the Law^s of 1911, as amended. 
If damages from Sect. 3. If the land of any person shall be overflowed, drained 
s.Sletoriiy""' or otherwise injured by the use of any dam or addition thereto 
par^y^ma/'^eH- authorized by this act, or any dam constructed before the passage 
ls°sessment. ^""^ ^^ *^^^^ ^^^' ^"^^ *^^*^ damage shall not within thirty days after due 
notice thereof be satisfactorily adjusted by the party erecting or 
maintaining the dam or increase therein, either party may apply 
by petition to the superior court in the county or counties where 
such damage arises to have said damage that may have been or may 
be done thereby assessed. 



1921^ Chapter 64. 69 

Sect. 4. The petition shall set out the title and description of ^^po',f°non*pa.y.°'"'' 
the premises damaged, the right by reason whereof the grievance ment of^_damages 
arises, the location of the dam and the extent of the damages that reference to' 
may be occasioned thereby. The court, after reasonable notice to '^''"™' 
all persons interested shall, unless the parties agree upon the judg- 
ment that shall be rendered, refer the petition to a committee of 
three disinterested persons to be appointed by the court to deter- 
mine in relation to the matters set forth therein. 

Sect. 5. The committee shall give such notice to the parties as Notice by com- 

,T , 1 .■ • ,1 mittee; hearing; 

shall be ordered by the court, shall hear the parties, view the prem- report, 
ises, estimate the damages and make report to the court at the next 
term thereof after the view and estimate. 

Sect. 6. Upon return of the report any person interested ,f^*.['."f,^dJ^^nJ'.^" 
therein may object to its acceptance for any irregularity or im- 
proper conduct on the part of the committee, and the court may 
set it aside for any just and reasonable cause. If the report shall 
be accepted and established, the court shall render judgment 
thereon. 

Sect. 7. Before reference of such petition to the committee, if |ieer'jul-r tria™^^ 
either party shall so elect, the court shall direct an issue to the costs." 
jury to try the facts alleged in the petition and to assess the dam- 
ages, and judgment shall be rendered on the verdict of the jury. 
The court may award costs to either party at its discretion. 

Sect. 8. The committee appointed under sections 4, 5 and 6 ^^^^^f^* ''°''' 
and the jury under section 7 shall take into consideration any 
damage done to other land of the party flowed as well as the dam- 
age occasioned to the land actually occupied. 

Sect. 9. Any person or corporation proposing to erect a dam Petition to court 
or to increase permanently or by flashboards any existing dam, of' dama^gef ^in 
having been authorized so to do by the public service commission, {''ak^irtg'!'' '^^ 
as provided in section 2, may file in the superior court a petition 
setting forth the location, height and description of the proposed 
dam or increase in any existing dam, and the title and description 
of the land involved or the rights therein to be taken, and applying 
for the assessment of damages occasioned thereby in advance of the 
taking. The court shall then proceed to the assessment of damages 
in accordance with the provisions of sections 4 to 8 inclusive. 

Sect. 10. Any person or corporation, upon filing a petition as Petitioner to 
provided by section 3 or 9, may be required at any time, upon no title acquired 
application to the court in which such petition is filed, to give, o" 'jud'gmMu!' 
within a reasonable time, such security as justice may require for 
any damages which have been or may be occasioned by such pro- 
ceedings or to satisfy any judgment which may be rendered 
therein, and no such person or corporation shall derive any title 
from the proceedings or shall be discharged from any liability in 
relation to the premises until he or it has paid or tendered to the 



70 Chapter 64. [1921 

person aggrieved or damaged the amount of the judgment ren- 
dered. 
No other dam Sect. 11. No Other dam shall be erected to the injury of any 
fo^injury ®o7°*''*^ proposed dam or any proposed increase in any existing dam which 
f/°?ons^ructi^n in either case has been authorized by the public service commission 
with?n°'th?er'^ ^^ accordance with the provisions of section 2 if the petitioner shall, 
years from within three vears thereafter, or within such further time as the 

authorization. ■ ■ j:' i x .^ . .• 

commission for good cause may grant, commence the construction 
thereof and thereafter prosecute said construction with reasonable 
diligence. 
Act not to affect Sect. 12. The provisious of the eleven i^reeeding sections shall 
other^ p^irsons!""" in HO way affcct any mill of other persons lawfully existing on 
the same stream or any mill site or mill privilege of other persons 
on which a mill dam has been lawfully erected and used, or the 
right of any owner of such mill, mill site or mill privilege, unless 
the right to maintain on such last mentioned site or privilege shall 
have been lost or defeated by abandonment or otherwise, and non- 
user of any mill site or mill privilege for a period of six years shall 
be prima-facie evidence of abandonment; neither shall said pro- 
visions affect the right of any town in any highway or bridge 
which the town may be liable to keep in repair; nor shall they 
affect any tlowage or other water rights heretofore acquired or the 
right to maintain any dam heretofore constructed ; nor shall they 
authorize any unreasonable interference wdth the use of any stream 
as a public highway for floating logs or otherwise. 
fa?er"e'ffect''^ou''' ^^'^'^- 1^- Nothing in this act shall be construed to amend or 
passage. repeal chapter 47 of the Laws of 1913 as amended by chapter 178 

of the Laws of 1917 or chapter 162 of the Laws of 1919. Sections 
12 to 19 inclusive of chapter 142 of the Public Statutes, sections 
1 and 2 of chapter 50 of the Laws of 1893, chapter 114 of the Laws 
of 1911, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 65. " 71 

CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 14 OF CHAPTER 169 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES RELATING TO THE TAXATION OF FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPA- 
NIES. 



JTIOX 

1. Term, "gross premiums re_'eived" 
by life insurance company, de- 
fined. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 14 of chapter 169 of the Public Term, "gross 
Statutes, as amended by chapter 100, Laws of 1895, chapter 64, ?ece?ye™^ by 
Laws of 1899, chapter 67, Laws of 1901, chapter 109, Laws of 1905, eoLpam-,""'" 
chapter 78, Laws of 1909, chapter 47, Laws of 1915, chapter 83, ^'^^^^'i- 
Laws of 1917 and chapter 72, Laws of 1919, by adding at the end 
thereof, the following words : As applied herein to a life insurance 
company, the term "gross premiums received by it" shall mean 
the total amount of premiums as stated in the policies, without 
deduction on account of dividends used by policyholders to reduce, 
or in part payment of, premiums, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 14. Every such fire, marine, fidelity, 
and casualty insurance company shall pay to the state treasurer, 
Avithin one month after receiving notice from the insurance com- 
missioner of the amount thereof, a tax of two per cent, upon the 
gross premiums received by it, less return premiums and reinsur- 
ance, when effected 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 a further deduction in the case of 
all mutual fire and mutual boiler insurance companies, taxable 
under the provisions of this section, of the amount of all un- 
absorbed premium deposits actually returned or credited to policy- 
holders upon business in this state during the year for which the 
tax is determined ; 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 ; provided, 
however, that the tax assessed upon any such life insurance com- 
pany 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. As applied herein to a life insurance 
company, the term "gross premiums received by it" shall mean 



72 



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1921 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



the total amount of premiums as stated in the policies without 
deduction on account of dividends used by policyholders to reduce, 
or in part payment of, premiums. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 66. 



Secretary of 
state to print 
and distribute 
10,000 copies c 
session laws; 
free distribution. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF gECTION 1, CHAPTER 3, LAWS OP 1919, RE- 
LATING TO THE PUBLICATION OF STATUTES, JOURNALS AND REPORTS. 

Section 1. Secretary of state to print and distribute 10,000 copies of session laws; 
free distribution. 

Be it enacted hij the Sevnte and Hcuse of Representatives in 
Geneml Court convened; 

Section 1. Section 1, chapter 3, Laws of 1919 is hereby 
amended by striking out all of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: Section 1. At the close of a legislative 
session, the secretary of state shall cause 10,000 copies of the public 
acts and resolves of such session to be printed in pamphlet form 
and distributed free to public libraries, judges, attorneys and to 
citizens requesting the same ; and the secretary shall authorize 
newspapers to advertise such free distribution. 



[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 6^ 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF BANK 
COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 

1. Report of bank commissioners when 
to be filed and what to contain. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 9 of chapter 162 of the Public Stat- 
1™ to be filed utes, as amended by section 2 of chapter 77, Laws of 1897, by strik- 
iitain.' ing out said section and inserting the following: Sect. 9. The 



Report of bank 

commissioners 

when 



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73 



board shall file with the secretary of state, on or before the first day 
of September in each year, their annual report, which shall contain 
a statement of the resources and liabilities of each institution under 
their supervision, the amount of earnings of each institution be- 
tween the dates of the examinations of the commissioners, or for a 
twelve-month period, as they may select, and the disbursements 
for the same period for taxes, expenses, and other charges, to- 
gether with the rate and amount of dividends paid during the 
same time. The bank commissioners' report shall also give the 
names of the officers and clerks of each institution, the amount of 
the officers' bonds, and salary and compensation paid to each 
officer, and the kinds and par value of stocks and bonds held by 
each institution, with such other information as they may deem 
necessary. They shall make such recommendations therein as they 
think will promote the public good. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 68. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PAYMENT OF WAGES. 



Sectiox 

1. Persons 



engaged in certain 
branches of business and munic- 
ipal corporations, employing 
more than ten persons, shall pay 
wages weekly; exception. 



iEC'TIOX 

2. Penalty. 

3. Weekly payments shall be 



Be it enacted bij the Se)iate and House of Representatives in 
Genered Court convened: 



Section 1. Amend section 21, chapter 180 of the Public Statutes, Persons engaged 
as amended by chapter 134, Laws of 1909 and chapter 6, Laws of branches of 
1919, by striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place mun'ieipai'*"cor- 
thereof the following: Sect. 21. Every person, firm or corporation P^^/^°"'^ore' 
engaged in the business of manufacturing, mining, quarrying, or*'^^^, ^"^JJ, wlge^' 
stone-cutting, or in a mercantile, railroad, telegraph, telephone, ''^eekiy: " 

"' ... exception. 

express or aqueduct business, and every municipal corporation, 
having in his or its employment more than ten persons at one time, 
shall pay the wages earned each week by employees who work by 
the day or week, within eight days, including Sunday, after the 
expiration of the week. Every such person, firm or corporation 
shall post a notice in a conspicuous place in his or its office that 
wages will be so paid, and shall keep the same so posted. This act 



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1921 



Weekly paymen 
shall be iu cash. 



shall not apply to employees engaged in the cutting, harvesting and 
driving of pulpwood and timber. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 22 of said amended chapter 180 by in- 
serting before the word "corporation" in the first line of said 
section the words, person, firm or, and by inserting before the word 
"it" in the second line of said section, the words, he or ; so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 22. If any such 
person, firm or corporation shall violate the provisions of the pre- 
ceding section, he or it shall be fined not more than twenty-five 
dollars for each offense, provided a prosecution therefor is begun 
within thirty days after the offense is committed, but not other- 
wise. 

s Sect. 3. Amend section 1 of chapter 78 of the Laws of 1911 by 
striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the following: Section 1. Weekly payment of wages by every 
person, firm or carporation engaged in the business of manufactur- 
ing, mining, quarrying, or stone-cutting, or in a mercantile, rail- 
road, telegraph, telephone, exjiress or aqueduct business, and every 
municipal corporation, as contemplated by section 21, chapter 180 
of the Public Statutes, as amended by chapter 134 of the Laws of 
1909, and chapter 6 of the Laws of 1919, and as herein amended, 
shall be made in cash, and no employee shall be compelled by his 
employer to accept any goods or merchandise in payment of wages. 



[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 69. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES OF COUNTY OFFI- 
CERS OP HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Salaries of certain officers of Hills- 
borough county shall be paid 
monthly. 



Takes effect on passage. 



Be if enacted h)/ the Se^^^fc earl Reuse cf Representcdives in 
General Court conveneel: 



certain officers 

of Hillsborough treasurer, register of deeds, and county commissioners of Hills- 
paid monthly. borough county, as well as any deputies of the foregoing officials, 

shall be payable monthly. 
pas^s'age!*^''* "" Sect. 2." This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



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75 



CHAPTER 70. 

AN ACT IMPOSING A TAX UPON THE TRANSFER AT DEATH OF THE PER- 
SONAL PROPERTY OF NONRESIDENTS. 



Section 

1. Personal estate of foreign dece- 

dent liable to, transfer tax of two 
per cent. 

2. Securities and personal property 

shall not be transferred or deliv- 
ered, etc., except to executor, 
etc., duly appointed. 

3. And not to a foreign executor, etc., 

until the tax has been paid; pen- 
alty. 

4. Executors, etc., liable for transfer 

tax. 

5. Duty of person having in his pos- 

session personal property of 
decedent nonresident; notice to 
state treasurer; special adminis- 
trator. 

6. Transfer taxes when due: interest. 

7. What property of nonresident sub- 

ject to transfer tax. Lien for 
taxes. 

8. Resident executor, etc., of de- 

ceased nonresident shall not de- 
liver property to domiciliary 
executor, etc., until payment of 
transfer tax by him; sale upon 
nonpayment. 



Section 
9. State 



treasurer shall determine 
amount of transfer tax due ; ap- 
peal. 

State treasurer may require per- 
sons having possession or knowl- 
edge of personal property liable 
to transfer tax to furnish in- 
formation; and may bring action 
for tax. 

Laws 1905, chapter 40, applicable 
to taxes imposed by this ast; state 
treasurer may waive filing of 
statement containing names, etc., 
of heirs, etc. ; may appoint ap- 
praiser of property. 

State treasurer shall provide books, 
etc., for carrying this act into 
effect. 

Assistant attorney-general shall ad- 
vise state treasurer and conduct 
litigation. 

Expenses of carrying act into ef- 
fect. 

This act shall not apply to stock of 
domestic corporation owned bv 
nonresident if business carried 
on outside state. 

Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hij tJic Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genereil Court eonveneel: 



Section 1. All personal property within the jurisdiction of the 
state and any interest therein, belonging to persons whose domi- 
cile is without the state shall, upon the death of the owner, be 
subject to a tax of two per cent, of its value for the use of the state, 
upon its transfer, payment or delivery to the executor, adminis- 
trator or trustee of the estate of said deceased. 

Sect. 2. No stock or obligation of any national bank located 
in this state or of any corporation organized under the laws of 
this state, deposit in any bank, trust company, or other similar 
institution located in this state or organized under its laws, obli- 
gation of any citizen of this state, or securities or personal property 
of any description within the jurisdiction of the state, or any 
interest therein, belonging to the estate of a nonresident shall be 
transferred, paid or delivered to any person except an executor, 
administrator or trustee of the estate of said deceased duly ap- 
pointed either in this state or in the state of the decedent's domi- 
cile by a court having jurisdiction for that purpose. 



Personal estate 
of foreign dece- 
dent liable to 
transfer tax of 
two per cent. 



Securities and 
personal prop- 
erty shall not be 
transferred or 
delivered, etc., 
except to exec- 
utor, etc., duly 
appointed. 



76 



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"1921 



And not to a 

foreign executor, 
etc., until the 
tax has been 
paid: penalty. 



Executors, et( 
liable for 
transfer tax. 



Duty of persoi 
having in his 
possession per- 
sonal property 
of desedent ii 
resident; noti 
to state treas- 
urer ; special 
administrator. 



Transfer tf 
when due: 
interest. 



What property 
of non-resident 
subject to 
transfer tax. 
Lien for taxes. 



Sect. 3. Such property shall not be transferred, paid or deliv- 
ered to a foreign executor, administrator or trustee until the tax 
lias been paid. Any person or corporation which shall transfer, 
pay, or deliver or having control thereof shall permit the transfer, 
payment, or delivery of any such property to any person other 
than a resident executor, administrator, or trustee before such tax 
has been paid shall be liable for the tax and to an additional pen- 
alty of not more than one thousand dollars in an action brought by 
the state treasurer. Any such bank or corporation which shall 
record such a transfer of any share of its stock or of its obliga- 
tions or issue a new certificate of stock or other instrument to 
evidence such a transfer before all taxes imposed upon the trans- 
fer by this act have been paid shall be subject to the same liability 
and penalty. 

Sect. 4. Executors, administrators, and trustees shall be liable 
for such transfer tax upon all such property which shall come to 
their hands, with interest as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 5. Every person having in his possession or control any 
personal property belonging to a nonresident, shall, unless the 
.property is delivered to a resident administrator, within thirty 
(30) days after the death of the owner, notify the state treasurer 
and prepare and transmit to him an itemized schedule of the prop- 
erty. If the tax is not paid or a resident administrator appointed 
within four months after the owner's death the probate court shall, 
upon petition of the state treasurer, appoint a resident adminis- 
trator or a special administrator as the circumstances of the case 
may require to whom the property shall be transferred, whose duty 
it shall be to collect and pay the tax and to account for the balance 
of the proj^erty according to law under order of the court. 

Sect. 6. All taxes imposed by this act shall be due and payable 
at the time of the transfer of the property, and if not then paid 
interest at the rate of ten per cent, per annum shall be charged and 
collected from the time of the transfer and said taxes and interest 
shall be and remain a lien on the property transferred until the 
same are paid. Provided, however, that if the transfer is not made 
within four months after the owner's death interest as aforesaid 
shall be charged and collected after the expiration of said four 
months. 

Sect. 7. Personal property within the jurisdiction of this state 
belonging to nonresidents which shall pass by deed, grant, bar- 
gain, sale, or gift, made in contemplation of death, or made or 
intended to take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after the 
death of the grantor or donor shall be subject to the same tax im- 
posed upon the transfers hereinbefore described in this act. The 
taxes upon such transfers shall become due at once upon the 
death of the grantor or donor, and if not paid within four months 
shall be .subject to interest as aforesaid after the expiration of said 



1921] Chapter 70. 77 

period, until paid. Said taxes and interest shall be a charge 
against the persons receiving such transfer, and the property 
transferred and any other property of the grantor or donor within 
the jurisdiction of the state shall be subject to a lien to secure its 
payment. All persons or corporations within the jurisdiction of 
the state in whose possession or control any such property so trans- 
ferred or to be transferred remains at the time of the death of the 
grantor or donor shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities, and 
penalties imposed by this act upon persons having the possession 
or control of personal estate of such a decedent. 

Sect. 8. A resident executor, administrator, or trustee hold- Resident exec- 
ing personal property of a deceased nonresident subject to said deceased ''non- 
tax shall deduct the tax therefrom or collect it from the executor, ^eHver' propert^* 
administrator, or trustee in the state of the decedent's domicile, *" domiciliary 

' ' executor, etc., 

and shall not deliver such property to him or any other person until payment of 
until he has collected the tax. When the transfer of such personal him: sale upon 
property, other than money, is subject to a tax under the provi-""""^"*^™^" ' 
sions of this act and the executor, administrator, or trustee in the 
state of domicile neglects or refuses to pay the tax upon demand, 
or if for any reason the tax is not paid within four months after 
the decedent's death, the resident administrator, executor, or trus- 
tee 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 for the balance, if any, 
in lieu of the property. When a conveyance made by a nonresident 
decedent in his lifetime is subject to said tax, the resident executor 
or administrator shall collect the taxes due on account of such con- 
veyance and may be authorized to sell any property subject to the 
lien of such tax, as in other cases. 

Sect. 9. The state treasurer shall determine the amount of all state treasurer 
taxes due and payable under the provisions of this act and shall amount of trans- 
certify the amount due and payable to the resident executor, appeal "^' 
administrator or trustee, if any, otherwise to the person or persons 
by whom the tax is payable. Said tax shall be assessed upon the 
actual market value of the property transferred at the time of the 
decedent's death. Such tax shall be determined by the state treas- 
urer who shall certify the same to the person or persons by whom 
the tax is payable and such determination shall be final unless the 
tax shall be reduced upon appeal or petition for abatement, in pro- 
ceedings commenced by a resident executor, administrator or trus- 
tee, in the form and within the time prescribed in cases arising 
under chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, as set forth in sections 12 
and 14 of said act and amendments thereto. 

Sect. 10. The state treasurer, whenever he has knowledge or state treasurer 
reason to believe that any person or corporation has in his posses- pe^sons'^'having 

)ossession or 
;nowledge of 



78 Chapter 70. [1921 

personal Property (jgggfjg^^t^l iioiiresident 111)011 wliic'li the tax l^as not been paid and a 

liable to transfer ' -iti- ■ -it 

tax to furnish schedulc ot wliicli lias not been lurnished him, as herein provided, 
and may bring or that any such person or corporation has received a transfer of 
action for tax. ^^^^^ property or made such a transfer (except to a resident exec- 
utor, administrator, or trustee) upon which the tax has not been 
paid, as herein provided, or that such person or corporation has 
knowledge of a transfer of any such personal property of such 
nonresident decedent in his lifetime by deed, grant, bargain, sale, 
or gift, made in contemplation of death, or made or intended to 
take effect in possession or enjoyment at or after the death of the 
grantor or donor, or has possession or control of property so trans- 
ferred, may require such person or any officer of such corporation 
to appear at the state treasury, at such time as the treasurer may 
designate and then and there to produce for the use of the treas- 
urer all books, papers or securities which may be in the possession 
or control of such person or corporation relating to such property 
or transfer and to furnish such other information relating to the 
same as he may be able and the treasurer may require. Whenever 
the treasurer shall require the attendance of any person, as herein 
provided, he shall issue a notice stating the time when such attend- 
ance is required, and shall transmit the same by registered mail, or 
cause a copy of the same to be given in hand, to such person four- 
teen (14) days at least before the date when such person is re- 
quired to appear. If any person receiving such notice shall neglect 
to attend or to give attendance so long as may be necessary, for the 
purpose for which the notice was issued, or refuses to furnish such 
books or papers or give such information, or if a corporation whose 
officer is thus summoned refuses to permit him to produce such 
books, papers or securities as are called for and are within the con- 
trol of the corporation such person or corporation shall be liable to 
a penalty of twenty-tive (25) dollars for each offense, which may 
be recovered by the state treasurer for the use of the state. Any 
person attending in response to summons as herein provided, shall 
thereafter be entitled to the same travel and witness fees as are 
allowed to witnesses summoned to testify in actions pending in the 
superior court. The state treasurer may commence an action for 
the recovery of any taxes at any time after the same may become 
payable. 
Laws 1905 ch. Sect. 11. The provisious of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, 

40, applicable i i i i • i 

to taxes imposed aud amendments thereto, relative to the powers, privileges, duties, 

st'ate treasurer obligations and penalties granted to and imposed upon the state 

fiHng Tf'^^state- treasurer, the judges and registers of probate, executors, adminis- 

names,''"e"ti'"of'^ trators, trustces and others with regard to 'the taxes imposed by 

heirs, etc.; may said act and amendments, and all provisions therein contained rel- 

appomt appraiser . it- ,. 

of property. ativc to the administration of said law, shall apply to the taxes im- 

posed by this act in so far as the same are applicable, and not in 
conflict with the provisions of this act. Provided, hoivever, that 



1921] Chapter 70. 79 

upon satisfactory evidence that the estate of a deceased nonresi- 
dent within the jurisdiction of the state is limited to personal prop- 
erty the state treasurer, may, in his discretion, waive those provi- 
sions of section 9 of said chapter 40 and amendments, which re- 
quire that the statement, to be filed by an administrator before his 
appointment, shall include the names, ages, relationships, etc., of 
heirs or legatees. In the absence of administration in this state 
upon the estate of a nonresident, the state treasurer may, at the 
request of any person who is liable or may become liable under the 
provisions of this act to a tax upon the transfer of such personal 
property, appoint an appraiser to appraise said property, and the 
expenses of such appraisal shall be a charge upon said j^roperty 
in addition to the tax. 

Sect. 12. The state treasurer shall provide such books andshaii provide 
blanks as are requisite for the execution of this act. eai°ryin| kilns'" act 

Sect. 13. Tlie assistant attorney-general shall conduct all liti-'"'*" '''^''''• 
gation and shall advise the state treasurer upon all questions of ,fgy.gg^"'j.j^f "^i^'^,, 
law arising in the administration of this act and have general over- f ^Vise state 

° . ° treasui-er and 

Sight of such administration, including the computation and collee- conduct litigation. 
tion of the tax, and may employ such clerical assistance as may be 
necessary and the governor and council may approve. 

Sect. 14. The expenses of the execution of this act shall be Expenses of 
paid by the state treasurer and charged to the appropriations forTnto'^'^efffcr.*^* 
the department of the attorney-general, and the bills therefor shall 
be submitted to the governor and council for their approval. 

Sect. 15. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the stock This act not to 
or obligations of a corporation organized under New Hampshire of domestic cor- 
laws, and owned by a nonresident, if, at the time of the death of b^ non'^re^lZm 
the owner all the business conducted by the corporation under theclrrilTon 
authority of its charter (except stockholders' or directors' meet- "'"'^"^'^ ^*'**^- 
ings and the duties performed by the clerk with reference thereto) 
is actually carried on outside of the state. 

Sect. 16. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

^ I o passage. 

[Approved April 6, 1921.] 



80 



Chapter 71. 
CHAPTER 71. 



192] 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE GUARAJSTTY FUND AND THE GUARANTY 
FUND SURPLUS OF GUARANTY SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

1. Guaranty fund, amount of, how 
determinable; guaranty fund sur- 
plus. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; takes eflfect 
passage. 



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



Guaranty fund, 
amount of, how 
determined ; 
guaranty fund 
surplus. 



Repealing clause 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Until the general deposits of a guaranty savings 
bank, or a bank conducted as a guaranty savings bank, shall ex- 
ceed one million dollars, its paid-in guaranty fund shall at all 
times be equal to ten per cent, of its general deposits. After the 
general deposits exceed one million dollars, said banks shall carry 
each year to a guaranty fund surplus so much of their net earn- 
ings as shall maintain an unimpaired guaranty fund surplus of 
five per cent, for all deposits in excess of one million dollars. Any 
excess of the paid-in guaranty fund over one hundred thousand 
dollars shall be considered as a part of the guaranty fund surplus, 
and not be subject to any laws relating to special deposits or capi- 
tal stock of guaranty savings banks, but shall be subject to the laws 
governing the guaranty fund of mutual savings banks. The guar- 
anty fund surplus shall not be used to pay dividends ; but may be 
transferred at any time to the paid-in guaranty fund. 

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



[Approved April 7, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapter 72. 



81 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 40, LAWS OF 1905, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTERS 68 AND 138, LAWS OP 1907, CHAPTER 104, LAWS OF 
1909, CHAPTER 42, Lx\WS OF 1911, CHAPTERS 106 AND 116, LAWS OP 
1915, AND CHAPTER 37, LAWS OF 1919, RELATING TO THE TAXATION 
OF LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS, AND IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 
116, LAWS OF 1915, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE ASSISTANT 
ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 



Taxes on legacies and successions 
shall be payable fifteen months 
after decedent's death; interest; 
lien for taxes; discount. 

State treasurer shall determine 
amount of such taxes and certify 
same to executor. Claim arising 
under contract for support, etc., 
when to be subject to this act; 
executor aggrieved, when may 
apply to probate court for abate- 
ment; state treasurer shall repay 
amount of tax illegally exacted ; 
when may abate tax. 

Account of executor not to be al- 
lowed until certificate of treas- 
urer as to payment of tax duly 
filed. 

Ancillary administrator: tax on 
personalty. 

Expenses of carrying act into ef- 
fect to be paid by state treasurer 
and charged to appropriation to 
department of attorney-general. 

Right of surviving joint owner shall 
be deemed a transfer taxable 
under this act: contribution be- 
tween owners as to payment of 
tax. 



Duty of banks and trust companies 
receiving deposits in more than 
one name; penalty; exceptions. 

Upon decease of owner of safety 
deposit box, who may remove con- 
tents. 

No corporation shall transfer its 
stock standing in name of a 
decedent or deliver or transfer 
same to any person except resi- 
dent executor, except as provided. 

Duty of corporation having custody 
or control of such decedent's 
property to notify state treasurer 
who shall give notice whether 
transfer tax is claimed. 

Assistant attorney-general shall 
conduct all litigation, advise 
state treasurer and have general 
oversight in administration of 
act. 

State treasurer shall be entitled to 
appear in any proceeding af- 
fecting the tax: notice to him 
necessary to render certain pro- 
ceedings valid. 

Estates not subject to act. 

Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 4 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, Taxes on lega- 

'■ . . cies and succes- 

as amended by section 1, chapter 42, Laws of 1911, by striking sions shaii be 

. . -, . . . 1 e 1 V n • pavable fifteen 

out the entire section and inserting m place thereof the following : months after 
Sect. 4. All taxes imposed by the provisions of this chapter, in- interest'; ^iien ^for 
eluding taxes on intermediate estates and remainders as set forth *''"'*'^' discount. 
in section 2, shall be due and payable to the state treasurer at the 
expiratio.n of fifteen months after date of the decedent's death. If 
the probate court has ordered the executor or administrator to re- 
tain funds to satisfy a claim of a creditor, the payment of the tax 
may be suspended by the court to await the disposition of such 
claim. If the taxes are not paid when due, interest at the rate of 
ten per cent, per annum shall be charged and collected from the 



82 Chapter 72. [1921 

time the f-ame became payable; and said taxes and interest shall be 
and remain a lien on the property subject to the taxes until the 
same are paid. A discount of three per cent, shall be allowed on 
all taxes paid in full within six months after date of the decedent's 
death. 
state treasurer Sect. 2. Amend scction 12 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, 
amount of such as amended by section 5, chapter 68, Laws of 1907, and section 1, 
tffy ^same t^ chapter 42, Laws of 1911, by striking out. the whole section and 
arising '"under"'' inserting in place thereof the following: Sect. 12. The state 
suppo^'rt! l°tc., treasurer shall determine the amount of all taxes due and payable 
^ct^'to^thfs Tct-^"^^^*^^ ^^^^ provisions of this act, and shall certify the amount so 
executor ag- duc and payable to the executor or administrator, if any, other- 
may apply to wise to the person or persons by whom the tax is payable ; but in. 
abatement";'" state the determination of the amount of any tax said state treasurer 
reifay"^ amount" of^hall uot be required to consider any payments on account of debts 
exacted'^^^when °^' cxpeuscs of administration which have not been allowed by the 
may abate tax. probate court liaviug jurisdiction of said estate. The amount due 
upon the claim of any legatee named in the will, or of any person 
who is or in the absence of a will would be an heir-at-law of a 
deceased person, arising under a contract made after the passage of 
this act for board, lodging, support, maintenance, or personal care 
and attention, covering a period of more than six months, shall be. 
subject to the same tax imposed by this chapter upon a legacy or 
succession of like amount, except to the extent that such claim is 
evidenced by a writing signed by the decedent containing an agree- 
ment for payment at some specified time or times within the dece- 
dent's lifetime. Payment of the amount so certified shall be a dis- 
charge of the tax. An executor, administrator, trustee or grantee 
who is aggrieved by any siich determination of the "state treasurer 
and who pays the tax assessed or demanded, Without appeal may, 
within one year after the payment of such tax to the treasurer, 
but not afterwards, apply to the probate court having jurisdiction 
of the estate of the decedent for the abatement or repayment of 
said tax or any part thereof, and if the court adjudges that said 
tax or any part thereof was wrongfully exacted it shall order the 
repayment of such portion of said tax as was assessed or demanded 
without authority of law which said order or decree shall be sub- 
ject to appeal as in other cases. Upon a final decision ordering the 
repayment of any portion of said tax, the state treasurer shall re- 
pay the amount adjudged to have been illegally exacted with- 
out any further act or resolve making appropriation therefor. The 
state treasurer, in his discretion, may abate the tax in any case if 
in his opinion the tax is not of sufficient amount to justify the labor 
and expense of its collection, and may do so without requiring ex- 
ecutors and administrators to furnish evidence of disbursements in 
all cases where the total estate is shown by the inventory to be 
less than two hundred dollars in value. 



1921] CHAPTEK 72. 83 

Sect. 3. Amend section 16 of eliapter 40 of tlie Laws of 1C05, Acco«"tj^f e^- ^^ 
as amended by section 1, chapter 42, Laws of 1911, and section 1» ;!^',"f7g'|f^tg''"o*j' 
chapter 106, Laws of 1915, by adding at the end of said section treasurer as to 
the w'ords, whenever an account is otherwise in order for allowance dui^'fiied? 
by the court but the treasurer's certificate, as above provided, is 
not produced or on file in the probate court the account shall be 
continued by the judge of probate until such tax has been paid 
and the certificate of the treasurer duly filed, so that said section 
shall read as follows: Sect. 16. No account of an executor, ad- 
ministrator, or trustee shall be allowed by the probate court until 
the certificate of the state treasurer has been filed in said court, 
that all taxes imposed by the provisions of this act upon any prop- 
erty 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 here- 
inbefore provided, or that the payment 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. Whenever an 
account is otherwise in order for allowance by th( court but the 
treasurer's certificate, as above provided, is not produced or on file 
in the probate court the account shall be continued by the judge 
of probate until such tax has ])een paid and the certificate of tlu' 
treasurer duly filed. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 18 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 19C5 Ancillary admin- 
as amended by section 1, chapter 42, La:ws of 1911, and section 1 personaity. ^'^ 
chapter 106, Laws of 1915, by striking out at the end of said sec- 
tion the words, "but the provisions of this act, in so far as they 
refer to personal property, shall not apply to such executor or 
administrator," so that said section shall read as follows: Sect. 
18. When real estate within the state, or any interest therein, 
belonging to a person who is not an inhabitant of the state, shall 
pass by will or otherwise so that it may be subject to tax under 
the provisions of section 1, and an executor or administrator of 
the estate of said decedent is appointed by a probate court of this 
state upon ancillary proceedings, or otherwise, such executor or 
administrator shall, for the purposes of this act, have the same 
powers and be subject to the same duties and liabilities wdth refer- 
ence to such real estate as though the decedent had been a resident 
of this state. 

Sect. 5. Amend section 22 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, Expenses of 

,.,.,, ' carrviiig act into 

as amended by section 1. chapter 138, Laws of 1907, section 1, effect to be paid 
chapter 104, Laws of 1909, and section 5, chapter 116, Laws of urer Ind Charged 
1915, by striking out the entire section and inserting in place! 



84 Chapter 72, [1921 

of this act shall be paid by the state treasurer and charged to the 

appropriations for the department of the attorney-general, and 

the bills therefor shall be submitted to the governor and council 

for their approval. 

Right of Furviv- Sect. 6. Amend chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, as amended 

shaii" be diemed by chapters 68 and 138, Laws of 1907, chapter 104, Laws of 1909, 

undeT\hfs ^act'!^''^ chapter 42, Laws of 1911, chapters 106 and 116, Laws of 1915, and 

betwien' owners chapter 37, Laws of 1919, by adding after section 22 the following 

of ttx^^^'™^"*" ^i^w sections: Sect. 23. Whenever property, real or personal, is 

Duty of banks held in tile joint names of two or more persons, or is deposited in 

and trust com- .... ,...,.. 

panies receiving bauKs Or othcr mstitutious or depositories m the joint names oi 
than one name; two Or more pcrsons aiid payable to either or the survivor, upon 
elceptfons. the death of one of such persons the right of the surviving joint 

owner '^of^^safety^ tcuaut Or joiut tciiauts, pcrsoii or pcrsoiis, to the immediate owiier- 
mi*v^remove ^'^° ^^^P ^^ posscssiou and eiijoymeiit of such property shall be deemed 
contents. a transfer taxable under the provisions of this act in the same 

shall transfer°'its manner as though the w]iole property to which such transfer re- 
^m\ame\ri ' latcs was owucd by said parties as tenants in common and had 
denver"or°'trans- ^^^^^^ bequeathed to the surviving joint tenant or joint tenants, 
isei-son^Vxcept"^ pcrsoii or pcrsous, by such deceased joint tenant or joint deposi- 
exce^t"%*'T"*°''^°^' by will. To the extent that such joint account or property is 
vided. acquired by the use of the funds of the persons to whom it is pay- 

ra"ion° having able Or by whom it is held, the value of the separate interest of 
orsudi dece""^'^"' ^^cli f or the purposes of this act shall be measured by his propor- 
t'o''°notify°sfatJ tiouatc Contribution to the fund or to the purchase price of the 
shair"^^^ who property. Sect. 24. No person or corporation engaged in the 
whether transfer busiucss of renting or furiiishing safety deposit boxes to its cus- 
^ ■ tomers or others, for the safe keeping of securities or other papers, 
shall without the consent in writing of the state treasurer permit 
any person, except an executor or administrator duly appointed 
and qualified in this state to remove any of the contents of any 
such safety deposit box after knowledge of the decease of any per- 
son having the right to use the same, whether such deceased person 
was a resident of this state or not, except the will, if any, of the 
deceased which may be delivered to the executor named therein. 
No corporation organized and existing under the laws of this state 
shall transfer on its books or issue a new certificate for any share 
or shares of its capital stock standing in the name of a decedent, 
or in trust for a decedent or belonging to or standing in the joint 
names of a decedent and one or more persons, and no safe deposit 
company, trust company, corporation, bank or other institution, 
person or persons having in possession or under control or custody 
or partial control or partial custody securities, deposits, assets or 
property belonging to, or standing in the name of a decedent who 
was a resident or nonresident, or belonging to, or standing in the 
joint names of such a decedent and one or more persons, or which 
Avas received from the decedent for delivery to any other person. 



19211 Chapter 72. 85 

or is marked or designated for such delivery, including the shares 
of capital stock of or other interest in, said safe deposit company, 
trust company, corporation, bank, or other institution, shall, except 
as hereinafter provided, deliver or transfer the same to any person 
except a resident executor or administrator of the estate of the 
decedent Avithout the written consent of the state treasurer or the 
assistant attorney-general. Every person or corporation having 
the custody or control of such property shall, within 10 days after 
receiving Imowledge of the death of the decedent, notify the state 
treasurer, and whenever possible prepare and transmit to him an 
itemized schedule of the property. Upon receipt of such notice 
the state treasurer in person or by the assistant attorney-general 
or other representative, may examine such securities, deposits, 
assets, or the records of such safe deposit company, trust company, 
corporation, bank, or other institution, or person relative thereto 
and shall as soon as possible notify the holder of the property 
whether or not a tax will be claimed upon its transfer, and may 
by an instrument in writing consent to the immediate transfer of 
such property if, in his judgment, the transfer is not subject to 
tax. If a tax is claimed by the state treasurer under the provi- 
sions of this act the property shall be delivered to the resident 
executor or administrator of the deceased or held until the tax has 
been assessed and paid as the circumstances of the case may require, 
unless the treasurer's claim is overruled by the court in appro- 
priate proceedings. Savings banks, trust companies, and all other 
similar institutions shall when receiving deposits in more than one 
name ascertain and record the place of residence of the parties, and 
shall upon request of the state treasurer furnish him with a list 
of all such deposits, together with the names and addresses of the 
depositors, and such other information as he may require and the 
institution is able to furnish. Failure to comply with the provi- 
sions of this section shall render such safe deposit company, trust 
company, corporation, bank or other institution, person or persons 
liable to a penalty of not more than one thousand dollars, and in 
addition thereto for the amount of the taxes, interest and penalties 
due under this act upon the passing or transfer of said securities, 
deposits, or other property, and said penalties and liabilities may 
be enforced in an action brought by the state treasurer. The pro- 
visions of this section shall not apply to the transfer or registra- 
tion of a transfer by a corporation, not organized under the laws 
of this state, of its own stock or other registered securities, belong- 
ing to the estate of a nonresident, or to or upon the order or as- 
signment of a duly appointed executor or administrator. 

Sect. 7. Amend section 2 of chapter 116, Laws of 1915, by Assistant aitor- 

j. -1 ■ ..1 ,. ,. ,. . . , , „, iiey-general shall 

Striking out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the conduct all liti- 
following: Sect. 2. The assistant attorney-general shall conduct sTate"treasuler 
all litigation and shall advise the state treasurer upon all ques- ovfrsfgh? iu '"''''' 



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state treasurer 
shall be entitled 
to appear in any 
proceeding af- 
fecting the tax; 
notice to him 
necessary to ren- 
der certain pro- 
ceedings valid. 



Estates not 
subject to act 



Takes effest on 
passage. 



tions of law arising in the administration of this act and have gen- 
eral oversight of such administration, including the computation 
and collection of the tax, and may employ such clerical assistance 
as may be necessary and the governor and council may approve. 

Sect. 8. Amend section 20 of chapter 40 of the Laws of 1905, 
as amended by section 9, chapter 68, Laws of 1907, section 1, chap- 
ter 42, Laws of 1911, and section 1, chapter 106, Laws of 1915, by 
striking out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 20. The state treasurer shall be entitled to ap- 
pear in any proceeding in any court in which the decree may in 
any way affect the tax. No decree in any such proceeding, or upon 
appeal therefrom, shall be binding upon the state, and no decree 
shall be entered upon a petition for leave to file an authenticated 
copy of a foreign will and the probate thereof or upon a probate 
appeal, unless notice of such proceeding shall have been given to 
the state treasurer. 

Sect. 9. This act shall not apply to the estates of persons de- 
ceased prior to the date when it takes effect, nor to the property of 
such decedents passing by deed, grant, bargain, sale or gift, as set 
forth in section 1 of chapter 40, Laws of 1905, and amendments 
thereto, nor to the powers, duties, liabilities or obligations of the 
state treasurer, the judges and registers of probate, administrators, 
executors, trustees, heirs, legatees, grantees, or other persons with 
reference to the same ; but such estates, persons and property shall 
remain subject to the provisions of the laws in force prior to the 
passage of this act. 

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

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 73. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE AND LIMIT THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 

1. They shall invest their funds in 

only the following securities. 

2. Notes : 

( 1 ) If secured by mortgage of real es- 

tate within state, loan must not 
exceed 70 per cent, of its value, 
etc.; limitation of amount of in- 
vestment. 

(2) If real estate is outside of state, 

loan must not exceed fiftv per 
cent, of its value; limitation of 
amount of investment. 



Section 

(3) If notes or bonds secured by tim- 

ber lands within Maine or Ver- 
mont, loan not to exceed .50 per 
cent, of value: limitation of 
amount of investment. 

(4) In notes secured by collateral in 

which bank may invest, of a 
value at least ten per cent, in ex- 
cess of note: bonds secured by 
collateral: limitation of amount 
of investment. 



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87 



Section 

(5) In notes having, as cnllateral, se- 

curities of a price on stock ex- 
changes at least twenty per cent, 
in excess of amount due : limita- 
tion of amount of investment. 

(6) In notes secured by deposit book 

of certain savings banks or by 
pass-book in building and loan 
association. 

(7) Notes with two or more signers or 

one or more indorsers ; accept- 
ances of banks of federal reserve 
system: notes of makers with 
net assets of $250,000; limitation 
of amount of investment. 

(8) In bonds issued under federal farm 

loan act ; limitation of amount of 
investment. 
3. Municipal bonds: terms "munici- 
pality," "municipal bonds,"' "net 
debt," "assessed valuation," and 
"population" construed; limita- 
tion of amount of investment. 

(1) Public funds of United States, or 

guaranteed by it. 

(2) Bonds or notes of this state or its 

municipalities. 

(3) Bonds or notes of any state or ter- 

ritory of the United States; 
bonds or notes of certain cities in 
certain states. 

(4) Bonds or notes of certain other 

municipalities. 

(5) Bonds or notes of Dominion of 

Canada, etc. 

(6) Or of its provinces. 

(7) Or certain of its cities. 

4. Other bonds, notes and stocks: 
terms "companv," "public serv- 
ice company," "mortgage bonds," 
"years," "net income," "annual 
interest" defined. 

Limitation of amount which may 
be so invested. 

Restrictions based on in?ome ol 
company; change of motive power 
by railroad. 
(1) Steam railroad securities. 



terminal 



of National 
etc. 



Section 

(2) Mortgage bonds guaranteed by such 

companies. 

(3) Mortgage bonds of 

bridge companies. 

(4) Equipment securities. 

(5) Equipment obligation; 

Railway Service Corpor 

(6) Receivers' certificates. 

(7) Stock of steam railroad companies. 

(8) Mortgage bonds issued or assumed 

by public service companies. 

(9) Preferred stock of publij service 

companies. 

(10) Bonds or notes of New Hampshire 

public service and water com- 
panies principally doing business 
herein. 

(11) Bonds or notes of telephone ana 

telegraph companies. 

(12) Preferred stock of telephone and 

telegraph companies. 

(13) Bonds or notes of other companies. 

(14) Preferred stock of other companies. 

5. Bonds or notes of manufacturing 

company organized and doing 
business in New England states. 

6. Stock of banking or trust company: 

special deposits of guaranty sav- 
ings banks; limitations. 

7. Stock of national bank or trust 

company located in New England 
states or New York; limitations. 

8. Investment in certain stocks and 

securities unlawful unless bank 
in certain financial condition, or 
if forbidden by bank commis- 
sioners. 

9. Construction or remodelling of 

bank building, etc., limit on 
amount to be expended. 

10. Deposits of cash on call or sub- 

ject to check, to be made in what 
banks or trust companies. 

11. Previous investments to be included 

in determining percentage of de- 
posits invested under this act. 

12. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Coiirt convened.- 



Section 1. On and after the passage of this act savings banks They shaii invest 

^ . ° -in their funds in 

and savings departments of banking and trust companies shall only the foUow- 
make investment of their funds in the following classes of securities 
only : 

Sect. 2. For the purposes of this act a note shall be construed ^^°**'^ 
as a written promise of an individual, firm, corporation or volun- 
tary association, signed by the maker, to pay a specified sum of 



88 CiiAPTKK 78. . [1921 

money on demand or at a fixed or determinable future time, but 
not issued under indenture or deed of trust. A bond shall be con- 
strued as a note issued under indenture or deed of trust. 

Notes. 

(1) If secured 1. In notes or bonds directly secured by first mortgage on real 
reai^estate"*^ ° estate situated within the state of New Hampshire ; but no such 
loan 'musf '^not investment shall be in a loan that exceeds seventy per cent, of the 
cenr'of^L^vliue, value of the real estate by which it is secured and not exceeding 

€t3.; limitation 
of amount of 

investment. by permission of the bank commissioners. 

(2) If real estate 2. Ill uotes or bouds directly secured by first mortgage on real 
stat°e? ^loan "must estate situatcd outside of New Hampshire but entirely within the 
per cent!"^of^hs United Statcs, which at the time of such investment is improved, 
If'"a'^inoiinT*of'°° occupicd and productive ; but not exceeding forty per cent, of the 
investment. dcposits shall be SO iiivestcd, and no such investment shall be in a 

loan that exceeds fifty per cent, of the value of the real estate by 
which it is secured. 

(3) If notes or 3. In iiotcs Or bouds directly secured by first mortgage on tim- 
thnber ^'a'nds*^ ''^' bcr lauds situatcd within the states of Maine and Vermont; but 
Vermont ""loan**' ^^ot exceeding five per cent, of the deposits shall be so invested, and 
per cent^'^'of"^ ^° uo such iuvestmont shall be in a loan that exceeds fifty per cent, 
value; limitation of the valuc of the real estate by which it is secured. 

investment. 4. Ill iiotes sccured by collateral in which the bank is at liberty 

(4) In notes to iiivcst, of a valuc at least ten per cent, in excess of the value of 
coiiateraMn the uotc, and iu bonds secured by collateral in which the bank is 
Tnveh, ^o? a '"'''' ^^ liberty to invest under paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 8 of sec- 
vaiue at least ten f\Qi^ 4 of g valuc of at least ten per cent, in excess of the value 

per cent, in ex- ^ 

cess of note: of the iiote. The aiuouut of any one class of securities so taken as 

Donds secured bv ,, i t 1 n i t • i i 1 1 ■, • 

collateral: lim- " Collateral, added to that which the bank may own at the time, shall 
amount of ^ot cxcccd the total limit of investment in that class of security; 

investment. ^^^^ ^^^^ exccodiug twcuty-fivc per cent, of the deposits shall be so 

invested. 

(5) In notes 5. In notcs sccurcd by collateral securities which are dealt in 

having;, as col- 
lateral, securi- Oil the stock excliauges of Boston or New York, the stock exchange 

on^ s'tock ex'-'^^'' pricc of whicli shall at all times be at least twenty per cent, in ex- 

twent"y ^e^r cenY.* ccss of the aiuouut duc upou the uotc, whilc held by the bank ; 

amotfnT'duJ: ^^^^ uot exceeding twenty-five per cent, of the deposits shall be so 

limitation lof ilivestcd 

amount of 

investment. 6. In uotcs sccurcd by any savings bank deposit book issued 

(6) In notes by aiiy savings bank chartered under the laws of any New Eng- 
po's'^t%ook/of land state; or in notes secured by the depositor's pass book of any 
iJanks" or'^'ibT'' buildiug and loan association of this state, provided that the invest- 
buMn? and ^"^^^^ s^^all uot bc ill cxccss of the withdrawing value of said pass 

loan association, book. 



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7. In notes with two or more signers, or one or more indorsers, ^^^ or °more^'*^ 
or in acceptances of member banks of the Federal Reserve System signers or one 

^ T--11P T °*" ™o^'e indors- 

of the kinds and maturities made eligible tor rediscount or pur-ers; acceptances 
chase by Federal Reserve Banks, or in notes of makers whose net federal reserve 
assets are not less than $250,000 and whose total indebtedness does oPmrk'ers'whh 
not exceed fifty per cent, of their quick assets; but not exceeding ||*5J|^^^''^^ ",^,^^. 
five per cent, of the deposits shall be loaned to any one borrower 11^*^'°"^ '^[^ 
on this class of security ; and not exceeding thirty per cent, of the investment. 
deposits shall be invested under the provisions of this paragraph, 
provided that, except in notes with two or more signers, or one or 
more indorsers, or in said acceptances, no savings bank shall invest 
under this paragraph unless its guaranty fund is full and unim- 
paired and the total value of its assets as determined by the board 
of bank commissioners shall exceed the amount of its deposits by 
at least ten per cent. 

8. In bonds issued under the provisions of the Federal Farm (8) in bonds 
Loan Act, but not more than five per cent, of the deposits shall be erai farm loan 
so invested. ^\^^Z 

investment. 

Municipal Bonds. 

Sect. 3. For the purposes of this section a municipality shall Municipal bondj: 
be construed as a county, city, town, village, district, precinct orpaiity," "munic- 
other municipal corporation ; a municipal bond shall be construed debt,"'*""a*ssesse(i 
as an interest-bearing obligation of a government, state, province -pipuiL°"dn" ^"*^ 
or municipality, to provide for the interest and principal ^^equire- °°J;^'jJ"^^'^ • J^'^^^^ 
ments of which taxes may be levied on all taxable property within o^ investment. 
the confines of the obligor ; net debt shall be construed as debt after 
deducting sinking funds available for the payment of such debt 
and the net outstanding debt created for supplying the inhabi- 
tants with water ; assessed valuation shall be construed as the 
nearest preceding valuation of property for purposes of taxation ; 
and population shall be construed as the number of inhabitants in 
accordance with the nearest preceding census taken under federal 
or state authority. 

Not exceeding five per cent, of the deposits shall be invested 
in the bonds of any one municipality ; and not exceeding in the 
aggregate ten per cent, of the deposits shall be invested in the 
bonds of the Dominion of Canada, its provinces and cities. 

1. In the public funds of the United States, or those for which d) P.wWic funds 
the faith of the United States is pledged to provide for the payment or guaranteed ''^' 
of the interest and principal. ''^' '^• 

2. In the authorized bonds and notes of this state, or of any ^m^°{%-°'' 
of its municipalities. state or its 

1 , . T , , municipalities. 

3. In the authorized bonds or notes of any state or territory ^ 

of the United States ; and in the authorized bonds or notes of any notes of any 
city of the states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, of'''he°uni'ted''"'^ 



90 Chapter 73. [1921 

notef 'of^'Tertain'^ Connecticiit, or New York, whose net indebtedness does not exceed 
cities in certain seven per Cent, of the last preceding valuation of the property 
therein for taxation; or of any municipality in said states whose 
net indebtedness does not exceed five per cent, of such valuation, 
notes ^of"certahi '^^ ^^^ ^^^ authorized bouds of any municipality of any other 
other munici- of the United States or territories whose net indebtedness does 
not exceed five per cent, of the last preceding valuation of the 
property therein for taxation ; and in the authorized bonds of any 
city of fifty thousand inhabitants of any of said states whose net 
indebtedness does not exceed seven per cent, of the last preceding 
valuation of the property therein for taxation. Provided, that 
the bonds of any county, city, or" town of less than ten thousand 
inhabitants, or of any school district or other municipal corpora- 
tion of less than two thousand inhabitants in any state or territory 
other than those named in paragraph 3 of this section shall not 
be authorized investments. 

(5) Bonds or 5. In the authorized bonds or notes of the Dominion of Canada, 

notes of Dominion -< • ^ -, . ,^ --it- „,.. 

of Canada, etc. and ui bouds or notes the prnicipai and interest of which are guar- 
anteed by the Dominion of Canada. 

(6) Or of its 6. In the authorized bonds of anv province of the Dominion 
provinces. ^j Canada. 

(7) Or certain 7. In the authorized bonds of anv citv of the Dominion of Can- 

Of its cities. . . 1 " '^ r V. lA. I 

ada, with a population of not less than fifty thousand, whose net 
debt does not exceed seven per cent, of the last preceding valua- 
tion of the property therein for taxation. 

Other Bonds, Notes and Stocks. 
Other bonds, Sect. 4. For the purposes of this section a companv shall be 

notes and stocks: . • ■ • j 

terms "company,' construed as a corporatioii or voluntary association organized 
compan>%"'^^''mor:- under the laws of the United States or any state thereof and 
"yfar]^°''^''net locatcd and doing business principally within the United States; 
inte'rest" defineT' ^ public scrvicc Company shall be construed as a company doing 
aJ^oiin\'°"wMch Pi"ii^cipally a gas, electric light, or electric power business; mort- 
may be so in- gage boiids shall be construed as bonds secured primarilv bv direct 

vested <--' <-j A « • ^ 

Restrictions aiid forcclosablc lien on physical property owned by the obligor; 

or^com"pan'yr™*^ ycars shall be construed as calendar years, fiscal years or nearer 
pow"rby^ ™"'"''' periods of twelve months next preceding such investment; net 
railroad. incoiiie shali be construed as income after deducting operating 

expenses, taxes, insurance, rentals, guaranteed interest and guar- 
anteed dividends, and expenditures for maintenance ; and annual 
interest shall be construed as interest actually paid in each year 
except that for the latest year it shall be construed as one year's 
interest on the total amount outstanding at the time of the invest- 
ment. 

Not exceeding sixty-five per cent, of the deposits shall be in- 
vested in securities authorized under this section ; and not exceed- 



1921] Chapter 73. 91 

ing five per cent, of the deposits shall be invested in the securities 
of any one company ; and not exceeding ten per cent, of the de- 
posits shall be invested in securities authorized by this section 
other than in bonds, notes, equipment securities, and receiver's 
certificates. 

No investment shall be made in securities authorized under this 
section unless the net income of the company in question in each 
of the three years next preceding such investment shall have been 
not less than one and one-quarter (1^) times the annual interest 
on the entire funded debt. 

In the case of a company formed by the consolidation of two or 
more existing companies, the net income and annual interest for 
the years preceding such consolidation shall be the combined net 
income and annual interest of the consolidated companies. 

The change of motive power by any steam railroad company, 
whether wholly or in part, shall not affect the eligibility for in- 
vestment of any steam railroad obligations. 

Subject to the foregoing, investments may be made as follows: 

Steam Railroad Securities. 

1. In bonds or notes issued or assumed bv steam railroad com- d) steam rail- 

road securities. 

panics and in mortgage bonds of companies controlled by such 
companies for the refunding of which mortgage bonds of such com- 
panies are specifically reserved, provided that in each of the three 
years next preceding such investment the net income of such 
companies shall have been either (1) not less than ten million 
dollars ($10.C00,000) and not less than one and one-half (li) times 
the annual interest on the obligations in question and all other 
obligations of corresponding or prior lien, or (2) not less than two 
million dollars ($2,000,000) and not less than one and three-quar- 
ters (If) times the annual interest on the obligations in question 
and all other obligations of corresponding or prior lien. 

2. In mortgage bonds guaranteed as to principal and interest (2) Mortgage 

"^ ? . y^ . 1 p 1 , bonds guaranteed 

by such companies, provided that m each ot the three years next by sush 
preceding such investment the net income of the obligor company *^°™^^''"'^''' 
shall have been not less than five hundred thousand dollars 
($500,000) and not less than one and one-half (1|) times the 
annual interest on the obligations in question and all other obliga- 
tions of corresponding or prior lien. 

3. In the mortgage bonds of terminal or bridge companies (3) Mortgage 
guaranteed as to principal and interest, by two or more such com- or"b?id°gV^™"'^^ 

nanieS companies. 

4. In equipment securities issued or guaranteed as to principal (*^) Equipment 
and interest by such companies or by the Canadian National Rail- 
ways or constituent corporations of the system owned or con- 
trolled by the Canadian National Railways, or secured as to 



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(5) Equipment 
obligations of 
National Railway 
Service Cor- 
poration, etc. 



(6) Receivers' 
certificates. 



(7) Stock of 
steam railroad 
companies. 



principal and interest through the medium of a trustee by a prior 
lien on equipment leased to such companies or the Canadian 
National Railways or its constituent corporations, provided such 
securities are issued for not exceeding in par value eighty-five per 
cent. (85%) of the cost of standard equipment and either (1) 
mature in approximately equal annual or semi-annual installments 
over a period beginning not more than six years and ending not 
more than fifteen years from the date of their issue, or (2) mature 
not more than fifteen years from date of issue and their payment 
at maturity is provided for by a like series of installment pay- 
ments to be used for the purchase and retirement of certificates 
or as a sinking fund. 

5. In the prior lien equipment obligations or equipment trust 
certificates issued by the National Railway Service Corporation 
or by any such corporation organized under act of Congress in 
pursuance of any equipment trust financed in whole or in part 
through a loan or loans made or approved by the Interstate Com- 
merce Commission, provided, such securities are issued for not 
exceeding in par value sixty per cent. (60%) of the cost of 
standard equipment and either (1) mature in approximately equal 
annual or semi-annual installments over a period beginning not 
more than six years and ending not more than fifteen years from 
date of their issue, or (2) mature not more than fifteen years from 
date of issue and their payment at maturity is provided for by a 
like series of installment payments to be used for the purchase and 
retirement of certificates or as a sinking fund. 

6. In certificates of indebtedness, commonly termed receiver's 
certificates, issued by a receiver of any steam railroad under 
authorization of the court having jurisdiction over such receiver. 

7. In the dividend-paying capital stock of steam railroad com- 
panies of which the net income in each of the five years next pre- 
ceding such investments shall have been either (1) not less than 
ten million dollars, and not less than two times the annual interest 
on the entire funded debt; or (2) not less than two million 
dollars, and not less than two and one-half times the annual 
interest on the entire funded debt; provided, that the income 
of such companies applicable to dividends in at least four of 
the five years next preceding such investment shall have been not 
less than the current annual dividend requirements on the class 
of stock in question and all other classes of stock of prior prefer- 
ence ; and that such companies in each of the five years next pre- 
ceding such investment shall have paid dividends at the rate of 
not less than four per cent, per annum on the class of stock in 
question and all other classes of stock of prior preference; or, 'in 
the dividend-paying stock of any steam railroad company that is 
leased to such company and whose dividends are guaranteed by 
such company. 



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Public Service Companies. 
8. In mortgage bonds issued or assumed by public service com- (8) Mortgage 

T. , iTi. •' J.T111 1 bonds issued or 

panies and m mortgage bonds oi companies controlled by suen assumed by 
companies for the refunding of which mortgage bonds of such companler"'^ 
companies are specifically reserved, provided, that in each of the 
three years next preceding such investment the net income of such 
companies shall have been either (1) not less than five hundred 
thousand dollars ($500,000) and not less than one and three- 
quarters (If) times the annual interest on the obligations in ques- 
tion and all other obligations of corresponding or prior lien, or (2) 
not less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) 
and not less than twice the annual interest on the obligations in 
question and all other obligations of corresponding or prior lien ; 
and in bonds or notes issued or assumed by public service compa- 
nies, provided that in each of the three years next preceding such 
investment the net income of such companies shall have been not 
less than five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) and not less 
than tw^o times the annual interest on the obligations in- question 
and all other obligations of corresponding or prior lien; provided 
that in all cases the principal franchise or franchises of such cor- 
porations shall not mature prior to the maturity of the obligations 
in question, or that such companies operate under indeterminate 
franchises or permits and are subject to the regulatory supervision 
of a state commission of competent jurisdiction, or that such com- 
panies operate under a franchise or permit in which the capital 
or investment value of the company's property is fixed or deter- 
mined when such investment or capital value is in excess of the 
indebtedness represented by the above obligations. 

9. In the dividend-paying capital stock of senior preference of O) Preferred 

IT • . p T ■ 1 , • . „ stock of public 

public service companies, oi which the net income in each of the service companies. 
five years next preceding such investment shall have been not less 
than five hundred thousand dollars and not less than twice the 
annual interest on the entire funded debt, provided that the in- 
come applicable to the payment of dividends shall during such 
period of five years have averaged not less than twice the dividend 
requirements of such stock, and that such companies in each of 
the five years next preceding such investment shall have paid divi- 
dends at the rate of not less than four per cent, per annum on 
the class of stock in question, and provided that the issue of such 
stock has been authorized by a state commission of competent juris- 
diction. 

Ne\v Hampshire Companies. 

10. In the bonds or notes of public service and w-ater companies do) Bonds or 
organized under the laws of and located and doing business prin- Hampshire ""public 
cipally within the state of New Hampshire; provided the net in- waTeTeoianies 



94 Chapter 73 [1921 

bu^in^s^s^^e/eln"^^'*^"^" ^^ ^^^^^^ coiiipaiiies ill eacli of the three years next preceding 
such investment shall have been not less than twice the annual 
interest on the obligations in question and all other obligations of 
corresponding or prior lien; and in the dividend-paying capital 
stock of senior preference of such companies, provided that the 
income of such companies applicable to dividends in at least four 
of the five years next preceding such investment shall have been 
not less than one and one-eighth times the current annual dividend 
requirements on the class of stock in question, and that such com- 
panies in each of the five years next preceding such investment 
shall have paid dividends at the rate of not less than four per cent, 
per annum on the class of stock in question. 

Telephone and Telegraph Companies. 

(11) Bonds or H. In bouds or notes issued or assumed by telephone, telegraph, 

notes of tele- , , -, i , • n ^ ■ n , ' . ° ^. ' 

phone and tele; or telephone aiid telegraph companies oi which the net income in 
grtip companies. ^^^^ ^^ ^^^ g^^ years next preceding such investment shall have 
been either (1) not less than ten million dollars ($10,000,000) 
and not less than two times the annual interest on the entire 
funded debt, or (2) not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000) 
and not less than two and one-half (2^) times the annual interest 
on the entire funded debt. 

(12) Preferred 12. In the dividencl-payiug capital stock of senior preference 

stock of telephone f ^ a i i 

and telegraph of telephone, telegraph, or telephone and telegraph companies oi 
which the net income in each of the five years next preceding such 
investment shall have been either (1) not less than ten million 
dollars (.$10,000,000) and not less than twice the annual interest 
on the entire funded debt, or (2) not less than two million dollars 
($2,000,000) and not less than two and one-half (2^) times the 
annual interest on the entire funded debt, provided that the in- 
come of such companies applicable to dividends in at least four of 
the five years next preceding such investment shall have been not 
less than the current dividend requirements of the class of stock 
in question, and that all companies to be eligible under this para- 
graph in each of the five years next preceding such investment 
shall have paid dividends at the rate of not less than four per cent, 
per annum upon the class of stock in question. 

Bonds or Notes. 

(13) Bonds or 13. In bouds or notes issued or assumed by companies of which 
companLs^^^^'' the net income in each of the five years next preceding such in- 
vestment shall have been either (1) not less than ten million dollars 
($10,000,000) and not less than two times the annual interest on 
the entire funded debt, or (2) not less than two million dollars 
($2,000,000) and not less than four (4) times the annual interest 
on the entire funded debt. 



1921 ; Chapter 73. 95 

Capital Stock. 

stock of Other 

of eoinpanies of which the net income in each of the five years next companies. 
preceding such investment shall have been either (1) not less than 
ten million dollars (.^10,000,000) and not less than twice the in- 
terest on the entire funded d^bt, or (2) not less than two million 
dollars ($2,000,000) and not less than four times the annual in- 
terest on the entire funded debt, provided that the income of such 
companies applicable to dividends in at least four of the five years 
next preceding such investment shall have been not less than the 
current dividend requirements of the class of stock in question ; 
of if such companies have no funded debt, then the income applic- 
able to dividends in at least four of the five years next preceding 
such investment shall have been not less than one and one-fourth 
(1|) times the current dividend requirements of the class of stock 
in question; and that all companies to be eligible under this para- 
graph in each of the five years next preceding such investment 
shall have paid dividends at the rate of not less than four per cent. 
per annum upon the class of stock in question. 

Sect. 5. In the bonds or notes of any manufacturing company Bonds or notes 

-1 • -1 • • T T.T -n 1 T . , of manufacturing; 

organized and domg busniess m the New Jiiugland states with an company or- 
unimpaired capital of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars dorns*^ bifslness 
($250,000), and in the stock or certificates of interest of such com- ''^^t^^^'"' ^"^''""^ 
pany ; provided always that the company has earned and paid in 
each of the five years preceding such investment dividends of at 
least four per cent, on its entire capital stock, and that its net 
indebtedness does not exceed fifty per cent, of its unimpaired 
capital stock. In case of the issue of new stock, the earnings of 
the company in addition to the foregoing requirements must have 
been sufficient in the next year preceding such investment to liave 
paid the average rate of dividend for that year on both the out- 
standing stock and the new issue to make the stock of the company 
a legal investment. Not exceeding five per cent, of the deposits 
shall be invested under the provisions of this paragraph ; and no 
bank shall hold more than five per cent, of the stock of any such 
company. 

Sect. 6. In the capital stock of any banking or trust company f^°'^^^^ "Itus"^ 
or the special deposits of guaranty savings banks incorporated company; special 
under the laws of the state of New Hampshire and doing business guaranty savings 
therein; but the amount of such stock held by any savings banknons!' '™' ** 
as an investment and as collateral for loans shall not exceed one- 
tenth of the total capital stock or special deposits of such banking 
or trust company or guaranty savings bank, and not exceeding 
ten per cent, of the deposits shall be so invested. 

Sect. 7. In the stock of anv national bank or trust companv f *'";'' "^ natt, nai 

. • ' ■ l)a)ik or trust 

located in the New England states or the stat^ of New York, buff "'"'''">■ lofated 

in New England 



96 



Chapter 73. 



[1921 



states or New 
York; limita- 
tions. 



Investment in 
certain stocks 
an-1 securities 
unlawful unless 
bank in certain 
tinanclal condi- 
tion, or if for- 
bidden by bank 
commissioners. 



Construction or 
remodellins of 
bank building, 
etc., limit on 
amount to be 
expended. 



Deposits of cash 
on call or subject 
to check, to be 
made in what 
banks or trust 
companies. 



Previous invest- 
ments to be in- 
cluded in deter- 
mining percentage 
of deposits 
invested under 
this act. 

Repealing clause; 
takes effect on 
passage. 



not exceeding ten per cent, of the deposits of a savings bank shall 
be invested in such stock; the amount of stock in any national 
bank or trust company in this state which may be held by any 
savings bank as an investment and as collateral security for loans 
shall not exceed twenty-five per cent, of the capital stock of said 
national bank or trust company ; and the amount of stock in any 
national bank or trust company outside of this state which may be 
held by any savings bank as an investment and as collateral for 
loans shall not exceed one-tenth of the capital stock of said na- 
tional bank or trust company. 

Sect. 8. Unless the guaranty fund of a bank is full and unim- 
paired and the value of its assets as determined by the board of 
bank commissioners shall exceed the amount of the deposits by at 
least five per cent., it shall be unlawful for it to invest in any 
stocks of paragraphs 7, 9, 10, 12 and 14 of section 4, or in any se- 
curities of section 5 of this act without the written permission of 
the board of bank commissioners ; and whenever in the opinion 
of the board of bank commissioners the condition of any bank or 
general financial conditions are such that the board deems it un- 
wise for said bank to invest in said securities, it may by written 
order forbid such bank to make such investment, and it shall 
not thereafter be legal for said bank to make such investment until 
such order shall be revoked in Avriting. 

Sect. 9. No savings bank shall expend in the purchase, con- 
struction or remodelling of any building and the construction of 
vaults, for the purpose, in whole or in part, of accommodating the 
business of such bank, a greater sum than the amount of its unim- 
paired guaranty fund and surplus, except it is authorized to do so 
by the bank commissioners. 

Sect. 10. Deposits of cash on call or subject to check shall be 
made in some national bank located in the New England states or 
in the cities of New York City and Philadelphia or ni some trust 
company incorporated under the laws of this state or Massachu- 
setts, or in such company incorporated under the laws of the state 
of New York and located in New^ York City. 

Sect. 11. In determining the percentage of deposits invested 
under the provisions of this act, previous investments held by the 
banks shall be included. 

Sect. 12. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed: and tins act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 8. 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 74. 97 

CHAPTER 74. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 18 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1909 ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECORDING OF SALES 
OF REAL ESTATE FOR TAXES. ' ' 



2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 
passage. 



Section | Section 

1. Fees to be allowed register of deeds 
for recording certificate of publi- 
cation and other matters to be 
advanced by collector or sheriff 
and taxed with his other charges. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate ayid House of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 

Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 18 of the session Laws of Fees to be ai- 
1909 be amended by adding at the end thereof the following: and dwells for'^re-^'^ 
like fees, to be advanced by the tax collector or sheriff and taxed cajg^'"^ ''"^'^' 
with his other charges, shall be allowed to the registers of deeds f or J'/J^^J^'^^j^^/J^j.^Yo 
recording the certificate of publication reonired to be recorded by '^^^^j^J^^vanced by 
chapter 61, section 2, of the Public Statutes as amended by chapter sh_eriii^_and^j^axed 
15, section 1, of the session Laws of 1893 and by chapter 143, sec- charges, 
tion 1, of the session Laws of 1917, so that said section shall read: 
Sect. 3. The tax collector or sheriff shall be allowed a fee of 
twenty-five cents for each parcel of real estate sold by him for 
taxes, together with the actual cost of postage for reporting the 
facts as provided in section 1 ; and the register of deeds shall be 
allowed twenty-five cents for recording the facts as to each parcel, 
to be advanced by the tax collector or sheriff, and taxed with his 
other fees and charges for making the sale. Like fees shall be 
allowed in cases of redemption of property from tax sales, to be 
paid by the person redeeming, and like fees, to be advanced by the 
tax collector or sheriff and taxed with his other charges, shall be 
allowed to the registers of deeds for recording the certificate of 
publication required to be recorded by chapter 61, section 2, of 
the Public Statutes as amended by chapter 15, section 1, of the 
session Laws of 1893, and by chapter 143, section 1, of the session 
Laws of 1917. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. pt'slag?^" °° 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



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Chapters 75, 76. 



[i;)2l 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6 OF CHAPTER 190 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1911, IN RELATION TO THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 



Attorney- 
general may 
employ what 
clerical, etc., 
assistants. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Attorney-general may employ what 
clerical, etc., assistants. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend .section 6 of chapter 190 of the Laws of 
1911 by strikmg out the words "at an annual expense of not more 
than twelve hundred dollars" and substituting the words sulgect 
to the supervision and approval of the governor and council ; so 
that said section as thus amended shall read as follows: Sect. 6. 
The attorney-general may employ, and at pleasure dismiss, such 
clerical and stenographic assistants as may be necessary, subject 
to the supervision and approval of the governor and council. 

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

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 76. 



an act TO AMEND CHAPTER 27 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1907 RELAT- 
ING TO A LIEN ON STANDING TREES COVERED BY MORTGAGE. 



When standing trees have been 
mortgaged as real estate, mort- 
gagee's consent to cutting may 
be given and recorded; record 
of mortgage and affidavit with 
town clerk shall extend lien to 
timber after cut. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; takes effect 
passage. 



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



Section 1. Chapter 27 of the session Laws of 1907 is hereby 

nended by re-numbering section 3 thereof to read section 4 and 

by inserting a new section to read as follows: Sect. 3. Whenever 



When standing 

mortgaged nT'^ amended by re-numbering section 3 thereof to read section 4 and 

real estate, 
mortgagee's 

tiT^m'a ^be'^^iven ®t^^^^"^^ trccs havc bccu mortgaged as real estate in accordance 

and recorded; 

record of mort- i t i i 

gage and affi- of the land ou which they stand, the mortgagees may endorse upon 
clerk ^aii ^'^" Said mortgage over their signature a consent that said standing 
umb^r after *cut. trccs may be cut, which consent shall be recorded on the margin 



1921] Chapter 77. 99 

of the record of said mortgage in the registry of deeds; both par- 
ties to the mortgage may then execute and attach thereto the affi- 
davit required by law to be attached to mortgages of personal prop- 
erty ; said mortgage, consent, and aiSdavit may then be recorded 
with the proper town clerk as mortgages of personal property are 
required to be recorded; and, thereupon, the lien of said mortgage 
shall be extended to cover said trees after they are cut, and the 
lumber therefrom, as fully as though the same had been mortgaged 
as personal property after cutting. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. vassagt. '^*'' 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 77. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXPENDITURE OF STATE FUNDS IN CONNEC- 
TION WITH THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF STATE HIGH- 
WAYS. 

Section 1. All funds for trunk lines, state highways, etc. shall be expended un- 
der direction of state highway commissioner, etc.; state aid highways. 

Be it enacied hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 



Section 1. All funds for the construction, improvement and-^" \^^,^ 

. trunk In 



ids for 
. lines, state 

maintenance of trunk Inies and state highways and manitenance ot highways, etc., 
state-aid highways shall be expended under the direction of the under direction 
state highway commissioner subject to the approval of the gov-e°ommfssion«-, ^t'J. ; 
ernor and council. Funds expended in connection with the con- |^*j^'^^^^,'^ 
struction of state-aid highways shall be expended in the same man- 
ner subject to the same approval, by such agent or agents as the 
state highway commissioner and the selectmen of the town in 
which such work is being done may appoint. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



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Chapters 78, 79. 



[1921 



CHAPTER 78. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF COMMON LANDS. 



Section 

1. Failure to hold annual meeting; 
one or more proprietors may ap- 
ply to justice. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Failure to hold SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 27, chapter 154 of the Public Stat- 
one or more pro- utcs, as amended by section 1, chapter 27, Laws of 1903, by striking 
^ppir^to°^u^stice. out the word ''three" in the fourth line of said section and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word one so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: Sect. 27. When by mistake or accident, 
or otherwise, the proprietors of common lands fail to hold their 
annual meeting, or where no mode for calling special meetings, is 
provided, one or more of the proprietors may apply in writing to 
any justice, requesting him to call a meeting. The justice shall 
thereupon issue his warrant, calling such meeting at such time 
and place, not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter, 
as he shall judge proper ; which application and warrant shall be 
published in some newspaper printed in the county in which a 
major part of the proprietors reside, or in which such common 
lands are located. The meeting thus called and holden shall be 
valid and when assembled shall be governed in all respects, accord- 
ing to the requirements of this chapter. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 79. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8, CHAPTER 174 OF PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 56, LAWS OF 1919, RELATING TO WHO 
MAY SOLEMNIZE MARRIAGE. 



Section 

1. Who authorized to solemnize. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Who authorized SECTION 1. Sectiou 8 of chapter 174 of the Public Statutes as 
to solemnize. amended by chapter 56, Laws of 1919, is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out all of said section and inserting instead thereof a new 



1921 



Chapter 



101 



sectioD as follows : Sect. 8. Marriage may be solemnized by a 
justice of the peace as commissioned in the state ; by any minister 
of the gospel in the state who has been ordained according to the 
usage of his denomination, resides in the state, and is in regular 
standing with the denomination to which he belongs ; and within 
his parish by any minister residing out of the state, but having a 
pastoral charge wholly or partly in this state. The governor, with 
the advice of the council, may issue a special commission to an 
ordained minister residing out of the state authorizing him in a 
special case to marry a couple within the state. The names and 
residences of the couple proposed to be married in such special 
case, shall be stated in the commission, and no power shall be con- 
ferred to marry any other parties than those named therein. The 
fee for this special commission shall be five dollars ($5). 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 80. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE OF AGRICULTURAL SEEDS. 



Section 

1. Term "agricultural seeds" defined. 

2. Certificate giving certain informa- 

tion shall be affixed to packages 
of one pound or more. 

3. Garden seeds or flower seeds sold 

in packets to be marked with 
year when tested. 

4. Word "approximate" shall be de- 

fined by rules provided by com- 
missioner of agriculture. 

5. Percentages of purity and of 

germination shall be based on 
certain tests or analyses. 

6. Duties of commissioner of agri- 

culture; may prescribe rules and 
regulations and appoint analysts; 
duty to publish results of tests, 
etc. 



Section 

7. His duty to inspect, take samples 

and make tests, etc. 

8. He is empowered to seize and hold 

seed falling below quality given 
on label, etc. 

9. Unlawful to sell, etc., seed with- 

out complying with this act or 
to falsely mark seeds, etc. 

Penalty; commissioner of agricul- 
ture may prosecute violations of 
act or report same to attorney- 
general. 

Any citizen may submit to com- 
missioner of agriculture samples 
of agricultural seeds for test; 
charge therefor. 

Repealing clause. 

Takes effect September 1, 1921. 



10. 



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



Section 1. That the term "agricultural seeds" or " agricultural Term "agricui- 
seed" as used in this act, shall be defined as the seeds of timothy, definel.^^'*^" 
redtop. alfalfa, alsike clover, crimson clover, red clover, sweet 
clover, white clover, Hungarian, millet, fescues, Canada blue grass, 



102 Chapter 80. [1921 

Kentucky blue grass, brorae grass, tall meadow oat grass, orchard 
grass, Italian rye grass, perennial rye grass, sudan grass, Canada 
field peas, cowpeas, soy beans, vetches and other grasses and forage 
plants including turnips, rutabagas and mangles, also barley, buck- 
wheat, corn, oats, rye, wheat and other cereals which are sold, 
offered or exposed for sale within this state for sowing or seeding 
purposes. 
Certificate giving Sect. 2. Evcry lot or parcel of agricultural seeds, as defined 
?fon'''shaif °bf ''" in section 1 of this act when in bulk packages or other containers 
aJe?of*onrpo^undOf ouc (1) pouud or morc, shall have affixed thereto, in a conspic- 
01- more. ^^qus placc ou the extcrior of the container, a plainly written or 

printed statement clearly and truly certifying: First, the com- 
monly accepted name of such agricultural seed ; second, its approx- 
imate percentage of purity or its freedom from foreign matter or 
from other seeds distinguishable by their appearance and, in the 
case of "special mixtures," the statement shall contain the name 
and approximate percentage by weight of each kind of agricul- 
tural seed in such mixture in excess of five (5) per cent, by weight 
of the total mixture; third, the approximate percentage of germi- 
nation of such agricultural seed together wath the month and year 
said seed was tested ; foiirtli, the full name and address of the 
vender of such agricultural seed. 
Garden seeds or Sect. 3. No persou sliall scll, or cxposc for salc, garden seeds 
in packlts^lo be"' or flowcr sccds in tied or sealed packets unless the same are plainly 
when'^erted. ''''■" marked with the year in which the seed was tested. 
Word "approxi- Sect. 4. The word "approximate" as used in this act shall be 
defined'V/raies defined iu rules and regulations provided by the state eommis- 
commissioner sioucr of agriculture who shall be guided by the "rules and 
of agriculture. incthods of testing" adopted and approved by the Association of 

Official Seed Analysts of North America. 
Percentages of Sect. 5. The percentages of purity and of germination of agri- 

germi'na'tTo^n °lhaii cultural sccds as required to be shown by section 2 of this act 
t'ainTells^or'^^'- ^hall be bascd upon tests or analyses conducted either by the state 
anaiy.ses. commissiouer of agriculture or his agents, or by the seed merchant 

or his agents, provided that such tests or analyses made by the 
seed merchant or his agents shall conform to the reasonable regu- 
lations which said commissioner is hereby authorized to prescribe, 
or to the regulations or methods of testing adopted by the Asso- 
ciation of Official Seed Analysts. 
Duties of o»m- SECT. 6. The duty of enforcing the provisions of this act shall 

agrijiiiture; maybe vcsted in the State commissioner of agriculture. The said com- 
anf'reguia'tTon^s missioucr, upou uoticc to the secd merchants of this state through 
anfiyst''s^°duty bulletins of his department or of the agricultural experiment sta- 
suits"of'1lst7 etc ^^°^' ^^^^^^ ^^ empowered to prescribe such reasonable rules and 
regulations and to appoint such analysts, agents and inspectors 
as may be necessary to secure the efficient enforcement of this act. 
It shall be the duty of said commissioner to publish, or cause to be 



1921] Chapter 80. 103 

published, the results of tests and analyses of samples of agri- 
cultural seeds drawn as hereinafter provided, together with the 
names and addresses of the persons from whom the samples of seed 
were obtained. In his discretion, also, the said commissioner may 
publish such other information as he may deem advisable concern- 
ing the value, character and use of certain seeds. 

Sect. 7. It shall be the duty of said commissioner either ^y ]^J,/gf ^'t^ke 
himself or through his duly authorized agents, to inspect, sample, samples and 
analyze and test any agricultural seeds sold, offered or exposed™^ e es s, e c. 
for sale for seeding purposes within this state, at such time and 
place and to such extent as he may determine. The commissioner 
and his inspectors shall have access at all reasonable hours to any 
premises or structures to take samples of any such agricultural 
seeds as may be in the possession of any importer, merchant, or 
agent, and he is hereby given authority in person or by his in- 
spectors, upon notice to the importer, merchant or agent to take 
for analysis a composite sample of such agricultural seeds. 

Said sample shall be taken from a parcel or number of packages 
which shall not be less than five (5) per cent, of the whole lot in- 
spected and shall be thoroughly mixed. From this composite 
sample two official samples shall be taken, each of which shall be 
securely sealed. One of these official samples shall be furnished 
to the seed merchant or party in interest, and the other retained 
by the commissioner or his inspector for test and analysis. 

Sect. 8. In ease a sample drawn as provided in the preceding He is empowered 
section is found upon test and analysis to fall below the statement seerfTiiing be-° 
on the label attached to the lot or container from which said sam- gi^gn'^Tn'*^ 
pie was secured, or if any agricultural seeds which are not prop- ^'*'''''' '^''^• 
erly labeled are being sold, offered or exposed for sale within the 
state, the commissioner of agriculture is hereby empowered to 
seize and hold such seed until proper labeling is effected by the 
owner or seller of said seed. 

Sect. 9. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corpora- unlawful to seii, 
tion to sell, offer or expose for sale within this state for seeding out' complying 
purposes any agricultural seeds or mixture thereof, as defined in YJ faisliy 'mark 
this act, without complying with the requirements of the act, or to ^'^'"^^' '''''• 
falsely mark or label any agricultural seeds or to interfere in any 
way with the commissioner of agriculture or his inspectors in the 
discharge of the duties herein named. 

Sect. 10. Every violation of the provisions of this act relat- ^1^^^^'^'^^. ''^f"!" 
ing to failure to label, or false labeling, shall be deemed a misde- agriculture may 

• T 1 1 1 j2 X T 1 1 1 1 n prosecute vio- 

meanor punishable by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, lations of act 
If the commissioner of agriculture shall find upon examination, °o "t^orney^™^ 
test or analysis, that any person, firm or corporation has violated ^^'^""^'" 
any of the provisions of this act, he or his duly authorized agent 
may institute proceedings in a court of competent jurisdiction to 
have such person, firm or corporation convicted therefor, or the said 



104 



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1921 



Any citizen may 
submit to com- 
missioner of 
agriculture 
samples of 
agricultural 
seeds for test; 
charge therefor. 



Repealing clause. 



Takes effect 
Sept. 1, 1921. 



commissioner, in his discretion, may report the results of such 
examination or tests to the attorney-general, together with a sworn 
statement of the analyst and such other evidence of said violation 
as may have come to his knowledge or into his possession. 

Sect. 11. Any citizen of this state shall have the privilege of 
submitting to the state commissioner of agriculture samples of 
agricultural seeds for test and analysis, subject to such rules and 
regulations as may be adopted by said commissioner; provided, 
however, that the commissioner of agriculture may by such regula- 
tions fix the maximum number of samples that may be tested or 
analyzed free of charge for any one citizen in any one period of 
time and fix charges for tests and analyses of samples submitted 
in excess of the number tested free of charge. 

Sect. 12. Chapter 61, Laws of 1909, as amended by chapter 
89, Laws of 1915, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect September 1, 1921. 



[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 81. 



AN ACT AMENDING SUBSECTION (b) OP SECTION 14 OF CHAPTER 164 
OF THE Lu\WS OF 1911, RELATING TO INCREASING THE AUTHORIZED 
CAPITAL STOCK OR BONDS OF RAILROADS AND PUBLIC UTILITIES. 



Sec'tiox 



Publij utility may increase stock 
or bonds beyond charter limit 
with authority of public service 
commission upon authorization 
of stockholders. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Public utility 
may increase 
stock or 
bonds beyond 
charter limit 
with authority 
of public 
service com- 
mission upon 
authorization 
of stockholders. 



Section 1. Subsection (b) of section 14 of chapter 164 of the 
Laws of 1911 is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: A public utility corporation, for any corporate pur- 
pose approved by the commission, upon petition of the corpora- 
tion, may from time to time, with the authority of the commission 
as provided in this chapter, increase its capital stock or bonds be- 
yond the amounts fixed and limited by its articles of association 
or its charter, or by any act of the general court, provided that 
such increase shall first be authorized by the vote of a majority 
of the stockholders present at any meeting of the corporation duly 



1921 



Chapter 82. 



105 



called for that purpose, or, in the ease of corporations organized 
under chapter 92, Laws of 1919, or amendments thereto, by vote 
of the holders of a majority of the stock present or represented 
by proxy and voting at any meeting of the corporation duly called 
for that purpose, or if two or more kinds or classes of stock have 
been issued, by vote of the holders of a majority of each kind or 
class outstanding and entitled to vote and present or represented 
by proxy and voting at such meeting. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 82. 



AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13 OF CHAPTER 164 OF LAWS OP 
1911 RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES. 



Sectiox 

1. Public utility may be licensed to 
construct, etc., pipe line, conduit, 
poles, etc., over or across any of 
public waters of state ; notice to 
attorney-general: hearing; judg- 
ment; compensation to land- 
owners; extension and modifica- 
tion of license. 



Section 

2. Takes efifect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 13 of chapter 164, Laws of 1911, as amendedPubiic utility 
bj" section 13, chapter 145, Laws of 1913, section 1, chapter 52, to construct, 
Laws of 1915, and section 1, chapter 162, Laws of 1919, is hereby conduTtrpoies,' 
amended by adding at the end thereof the following subsection : across°\^ny °o^f 
(f) Whenever it is necessary in order to meet the reasonable re- p^^^ p ^^^^^^^^ °^ 
quirements of service to the public that any public utility to attomey- 

,. .. -, ,. T11 ''^ .,. general ; hear- 

subjeet to supervision under this act should construct a pipe Imeing; judgment; 

J., T i>i i -!• -i/jj compensation to 

or conduit or a line oi poles or towers and wires and iixtures landowners; 
thereon over or across any of the public waters of this state, it modifiia?ion''*^f 
may petition the commission for a license to construct and maintain '"cense. 
the same as may reasonably be required for such purpose. The 
commission shall cause due notice of said petition to be given to 
the attorney-general and to such owners of lands bordering on 
such public waters as the commission may designate in its order 
of notice, which shall state the time and place appointed for hear- 
ing on said petition. The commission shall hear all parties inter- 
ested, and in case it shall find that the license petitioned for. 



106 



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[1921 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



subject to such modifications and conditions, if any, as the commis- 
sion may determine, may be exercised without substantially affect- 
ing the public rights in said waters, it shall render judgment 
granting such license for such term not exceeding twenty years 
as the commission shall by their judgment fix. The commission 
shall determine the compensation, if any, to be paid to the owners 
of such adjoining lands for any damage to such lands occasioned 
by the continuation and maintenance of any such structures. 
Upon like proceedings the commission may from time to time ex- 
tend such license for additional periods of not exceeding twenty 
years each and in connection with any such extension may modify 
the terms of such license and the conditions, if any, affecting the 
same as it may consider proper. 

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

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 83. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 37, LAWS OF 1895, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 9, LAWS OF 1905, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF 
BAIL COMMISSIONERS. 



Sectio*^ I 

1. Bail commissioners" fees regulated. | 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Bcprescntativcs in 
General Court convened; 



Bail commis- 
sioners' fees 
regulated. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Section 1. Section 5 of chapter 37, Laws of 1895, as amended 
by chapter 9, Laws of 1905, is hereby amended by striking out the 
whole of said section, and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: Sect. 5. The bail commissioners in such cases shall be enti- 
tled to a fee of one dollar when called between the hours of seven 
'clock in morning and ten o 'clock at night ; and a fee of three 
dollars when called at any time not included within the above 
space of time. 

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

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 84, 85. 



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CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 29 OF CHAPTER 287 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 59 OF THE LAWS OF 1919, 
IN RELATION TO FEES AND COSTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Section 1. Pees to secretary of state for issuing commissions fixed. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 29 of chapter 287 of the Public Stat- Fees to secretary 
utes, as amended by chapter 59 of the Laws of 1919, by striking issuing com- 
out said section and substituting in place thereof the following: 
'^ect. 29. Except as otherwise provided, the following fees shall ' 
be paid to the secretary of state for the use of the state : For 
every commission issued to a justice of the peace or to a notary 
public, five dollars ; for every other commission to any person for 
an oi^ee of profit, two dollars, to be paid by such person ; for every 
certificate under the seal of the state, fifty cents. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 8r 



AN ACT TO REVISE AND CODIFY THE SCHOOL LAWS OF THE STATE. 



STATE ORGANIZATION'. 



(a) State Board of Education. 



qualitica- 
term of olSce ; 



1. Board of five members; 

tions: no salary. 

2. How appointed: 

chairman. 

3. Removal of member from office. 

4. Office of board ; meetings. 

5. (1) Powers of state board; to make 

regulations for administration of 
public schools. 

(2) To make regulations relative to 

state's complying with federal 
laws; state treasurer designated 
custodian of money allotted by 
federal government. 

(3) State board to prescribe qualifica- 

tions and duties of deputy com- 
missioners and superintendents, 
etc., teachers; subjects required 
to be taught; educational stand- 
ards for all grades; qualifica- 
tions and duties of employees; 
fix salaries and terms of emjil - 
ment of deputy commissioners, etc. 



Section 

6. Commissioner of education to be 

chosen by board; qualifications; 
term of office and removal. 
Salary to be fixed and duties pre- 
scribed by board. 

7. Deputy commissioners: how ap- 

pointed; qualifications. 

8. Duties of state board. 

(1) To form supervisory unions of 

school districts. 

(2) Supervise expendi'ure of moneys 

appropriated under this act, etc. 

(3) Prepare budget for same; publish 

information as to educational 
conditions and opportunities; 
employ kcturcrs. 

(4) Establish standard elementary 

schools in unorganized parts of 
state; furnish tuition, et-. 
(.5) Certify to state treasurer number of 
pupils enrolled. 

(6) Prescribe and furnish form of reg- 

ister for schools and blanks for 
returns by school board. 

(7) File and distribute state docu- 

ments in relation to public schools 
and education. 

(8) File returns of school boards, etc. 



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Section 

(9) Investigate condition and efficiency 

of public education. 

(10) Hold examinations for candidates 

for teachers; issue certificates. 

(11) Administer school money. 

(12) Co-operate with federal board for 

vocational education. 

(13) Recommend appropriation for aid 

to dependent mothers. 

(14) Lecture on educational subjects. 

(15) Report as to truant officers. 

(16) Employ directors for state normal 

schools. 

(17) Examine contracts of districts with 

academies, etc. 

(18) Enforce truant laws and laws as 

to employment of minors. 

(19) Compile and issue edition of school 

laws with biennial amendments. 
(20 Make biennial report to legislature 
showing conditions of educational 
work : expenditure of all moneys, 
etc. ; recommend changes in law. 

(21) Furnish this report to all school 

boards. 

(22) Employ superintendents, etc., upon 

nomination of school boards; re- 
moval of superintendents, etc. 

(23) Fix salaries of superintendents and 

assistants for supervisory unions; 
unions may increase their sala- 
ries, one-half of excess to be paid 
by union into state treasury; 
salaries payable monthly. 

(24) Employ necessary office force of 

supervisors, clerks, etc. 

(25) Hold conferences with superin- 

tendents and teachers. 

(26) Prepare and distribute outlines of 

work and studies. 

(27) Employ competent persons to care 

for health of pupils. 
9. Appeal to state board from finding 
or order of commissioner. 

10. Expenses of members of state board 

to be audited by governor and 
council. 

11. All money appropriated for general 

educational purposes, etc., shall, 
be used for certain purposes des- 
ignated herein. 

(b) The Normal Schools. 

12. Plymouth and Keene normal schools 

shall be administered by state 
board. 

13. State board authorized to receive 

gifts; to purchase land or prop- 
erty to effectuate donor's purpose. 

14. State board authorized to contract 

with city or town for mainte- 
nance of practice schools. 



Section 

15. Directors of normal schools shall 

with approval of state board se- 
lect assistants, provide rules, etc. 

16. Instruction in normal schools to be 

such as to prepare for teaching 
in public schools. 

17. Diplomas may be given by state 

board. 

Tuition. 

Directors and teachers of normal 
schools to assist at teachers' in- 
stitutes. 

Board shall state condition, etc., of 
schools in its biennial report. 



18. 



20. 



(c) Examination of Candidates for 
Teachers. 

21. Time and place of examinations and 

notice of same to be given by state 
board. 

22. Certificates to be given those pass- 

ing satisfactory examinations. 

23. And may be given to persons who 

have served as teachers in pub- 
lic schools three years. 

24. List of approved candidates shall 

be sent on request to school 
boards. 

25. A sum not exceeding $300 may be 

annually expended from institute 
fund to carry out these provi- 
sions. 

26. Registration of applicants for posi- 

tion of public school teacher. 

27. State board to recommend such 

registered applicants as may 
appear qualified. 

28. Fees received from applicants to 

be used to defray expenses. 

29. Superintendent not to accept re- 

ward for obtaining j^osition for 
another as teacher. 

30. Penalty. 

(d) Teachers' Institutes. 

31. When and where to be held. 

32. Institute fund. 

33. State board may defray expenses 

of institutes therefrom. 

34. Audit of expenses of institutes. 

(e) Vocational Education. 

35. The state hereby accepts federal 

act for promotion of vocational 
education. 

36. State board authorized to arrange 

for carrying out the provisions 
of that act. 

(f) Aid for Dependent Mothers. 

37. Allowance how limited. 



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Section 
38. Petit 



to school board for allow- 
ance, who shall make recom- 
mendation and forward same to 
state board. 

State board to investigate and may 
make allowance. 

Qualifications of applicant. 

When allowance shall cease. 

Other qualifications of applicant. 

E.xpenses of school board in ad- 
ministering mothers' aid law. 



SCHOOL BOARDS, TEACHERS AND TRUANT 
OFFICERS. 

(a) School Boards. 

1. (1) District school boards to pro- 

vide elementary schools for 
thirty-six weeks. 

(2) State board may reduce time for 

maintaining standard elementary 
schools and suspend districts' ob- 
ligations. 

(3) Transportation and board of pupils. 

2. Duties of school board to see that 

prescribed studies are taught. 

3. Duties of school board to provide 

fuel, make repairs. 

4. Superintendents, duties of; nomi- 

nation of teachers and removal; 
attending conferences; reporting 
violations of school laws. 

5. School board may dismiss teachers 

for cause. 

6. District liable for full salary of 

teacher wrongfully dismissed. 

7. School board may prescribe regu- 

lations for conduct of schools. 

8. They shall purchase text-books and 

supplies to be loaned pupils. 

9. They shall purchase flag and pre- 

scribe rules for its display. 

10. (1) Instrujtion in all schools in 

certain elementary branches to be 
in English language. 

(2) Devotional exercises excepted. 

(3) Foreign language, when may be 

taught. 

11. Standard school defined. 

12. Elementary school defined. 

13. No school book to be used favor- 

ing any religious sect or political 
party. 

14. School board to furnish teachers 

prescribed blank registers; visit 
schools. 

15. School boards' annual report to 

state board. 

16. Penalty for non-compliance with 

preceding section. 



21 



(b) Truant Officers. 

School boards shall appoint truant 

oflfi:ers. 
Term of office ; removal. 
Duty to enforce truant laws and 

laws as to child labor. 
Shall make annual enumeration of 

children between five and sixteen 

and report same to school board. 

(?) Teachers. 



School day, week, and month, de- 
fined. 

22. Teachers may attend institute one 

day each term. 

23. Observance of Memorial Day. 

24. Teachers shall make required en- 

tries in school register. 

(d) Supervisory Unions. 

25. School boards forming a union 

shall annually meet, choose offi- 
cers, also superintendent, and fix 
and apportion his salary. 



Part III. 

SCHOLARS. 

(a) School Attendance. 

1. Duty of children between eight and 

sixteen to attend school. 

2. Duty to cause child to attend. 

3. Child may be ordered to attend 

different school from that as- 
signed, or to withdraw tempora- 
rily from attendance ; or be ex- 
empted from attendance, or 
exjused to receive musical in- 
struction. 

4. Penalty. 

5. School board shall send copy of 

law as to school attendance to 
supposed violators thereof. 

6. Attendance by minor over sixteen 

and not able to read and speak 
English. 

7. Exemption of such persons in tim- 

ber, construction and agricul- 
tural industries. 

8. Wilfully interrupting or disturb- 

ing school. 

9. No one shall attend school, etc., in 

district of which not inhabitant. 

LO. Dismissal of pupil for misconduct. 

11. Pupils to attend school to which 
assigned. 

2. Penalty if pupil attend or disturb 
school he has no right to attend. 

13. Districts may make by-laws con- 
cerning truants. 



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Sect: 
14. 
15. 

16. 

17. 



Penalty for violation thereof. 

When sentence may be suspended, 
(b) Child Labor. 

Children under fourteen shall not 
be employed in certain labor. 

Children under sixteen shall not be 
employed in certain labor while 
schools are in session unless able 
to read and write English; 
proviso. 

Inspection of factories, etc. 

Newsvendors and bootblacks. 

Telegraph messengers, etc. 

Daily and weekly hours regulated. 

Employer of child under sixteen to 
keep employment certificate on 
file. 

Surrender on termination of em- 
ployment. 

By whom issued. 

Not to be issued until certain pa- 
pers filed. 

Applicant to personally appear. 

Requisites of certificate. 

School record, requisites of. 

Record of certificates. 

Blank forms for records and 
method to be prescribed by state 
board. 

Truant officers, duty of. 

State inspectors, appointment and 
duties; employment of counsel. 

Truant officers, appointment and 
removal of. 

Inspectors may require evidence as 
to age of employees. 

Illegal employment 
same; penalty. 

Illegal employment 
penalty. 

False certificate. 

Refusal to produce 
feet of. 

Neglect by school officers to com- 
ply with provisions as to issuing 
certificate. 

Employers of illiterates between 16 
and 21 to have certificate from 
superintendent of district that 
such employee is enrolled, etc. in 
evening or special day school; 
exception. 

Superintendents to issue certifi- 
cates under preceding section, 
and keep records of, and make 
report of doings, as prescribed 
by commissioner of education. 

Duration of certificate. Penalty 
for illegally employing person. 
Certain officials to enforce this 
section. 

Duty of school boards to prosecute 
offenses against this chapter. 

Limitation of prosecution. 



or permitting 
after notice; 



certificate 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

(a) General Powers and Duties. 

Section 

1. Each town a school district; dis- 

tricts organized under special 
acts. 

2. Districts, powers of. 

3. Districts may raise money, for 

what purposes. May authorize 
school board to hire money. 

4. Notes for money hired how to be 

signed. 

5. District may exempt certain bonds 

and notes from taxation. 

6. Assessment of school-district taxes. 

7. New invoice made, when. 

8. Non-resident taxes assessed after 

July 1st, when and how collected. 

9. Districts shall fix salaries. 

10. Selectmen shall annually assess 

amounts determined by district. 

11. District treasurer shall pay sala- 

ries of school board. 

12. Each school district shall pay an- 

nual assessment to state treas- 
urer. 

13. Non-resident scholars, how admit- 

ted to schools. 

14. Joint districts, how to share in 

school money. 

15. Fiscal and scholastic year shall end 

June 30 each year. 

16. Military drill and physical exercises 

may be included. 

17. Evening school; special day school. 

18. School for non-English speaking 

adults. 

HIGH schools. 



District may have high school. 

Adjoining districts may contract to 
maintain schools jointly. 

Districts may contract with acad- 
emies, etc., to furnish instruction 
to scholars. 

Terms "high school, academy, lit- 
erary institution" defined. 

When pupil may change to another 
approved school. 

District not maintaining high 
school, et?., to pay for tuition of 
resident child attending high 
school. 

Liability of town for tuition. 

State treasurer shall annually pay 
for tuition in high schools to 
towns entitled. 

Apportionment among several 
towns. 

Two years instruction in addition 
to course in elementary schools, 
when to be provided. 



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5ECT10N 

29. Power of school Ixiard to dismiss 

pupil. 

30. Academies and private schools shall 

report annually to state board. 

31. Copy of catalogue of colleges, etc., 

to be mailed annually to Genea- 
logical Society. 

32. On abolishment of special district, 

its high school to be maintained. 

33. Town district receiving said dis- 

trict shall maintain said high 
school. 

34. High school not to be discontinued, 

etc., except by court. 

35. District subject to fine for non- 

compliance with Part IV — a. 

(b) Dissolution of Special Districts. 

36. How dissolved and united to town 

district. 

37. Town district to take possession of 

school property. 

38. Rights in property, how equalized. 

39. Selectmen to apportion property 

among parts of dissolved districts 
in two or more towns. 

40. Referee to be appointed in case se- 

lectmen fail to apportion. 

41. Notice before appointment of ref- 

eree. 

42. How served. 

43. Referee to give notice of hearing 

and make report. 

44. Tax to adjust apportionment, how 

assessed. 

45. Town district to take property and 

selectmen to adjust tax in rela- 
tion thereto. 

46. Dissolved districts to continue, for 

what purposes. 

47. Income of trust funds, how used. 

48. Meetings of dissolved districts. 

49. District records to be preserved. 



(c) Changing Dist 
50 



nindaries. 
selectmen of 



Person may petiti 
adjoining towns. 

51. Duties of selectmen upon such pe- 

tition. 

52. Record to be made by town clerks 

of favorable decision. 

53. Territory may be reannexed to 

original town — how. 

54. Changes under this a-t valid as if 

made by legislature. 

55. Powers and duties of selectmen and 

tax collector. 

56. Previous section not applicable to 

special districts. 

57. Portions of districts may be united 

— how. 



(d) Public Play-grcunds. 

Section 

58. School boards authorized to carry on 
play-grounds, etc. 



SCHOOL MEETINGS .\ND OFFICERS. 

(a) School Meetings. 

1. Annual meetings, when holden. 

2. Special meetings, when holden. 

3. Special meetings, vote to raise or 

appropriate money. 

4. Meetings, where held. 

5. "Warrants, by whom issued and 

what to contain. 

6. To contain notice of special sub- 

jects, when. 

7. Wlien and where to be posted. 

8. May be issued by a justice of the 

peace, when. 

9. To be returned to the clerk and 

recorded. 

10. Voters, who are. 

11. Check-list to be used, when. 

12. Illegal voting, how punished. 



(b) School Officers. 

Officers of districts. 
Districts which maintain high 
schools may increase membership 
of their school boards. 
Eligibility to office. 
Officers, how chosen; to be sworn. 
Tenure of office. 

Moderator's powers and duties. 
Clerk's duties. 

Clerk to report names, etc., of 
school board to town clerk, when ; 
penalty for neglect. 
!1. Treasurer to give bond. 
:2. Treasurer's duties. 
!3. Auditor's duties. 
!4. Vacancies in district offices, how 

filled. 
',5. District clerk shall report tn state 
board names of local school board. 

P.\RT VI. 
SCHOOL MONEY. 

1. School tax, amount, and assessment 

of. 
School money, how appropriated. 
Neglect to apply according to law; 

penalty. 
Town may raise additional money. 
Districts may be aided by state 

board. 
State tax in unorganized parts of 

state. 
Ward's tax, where assigned. 



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Section 

8. Neglect to assess, assign, etc., pen- 

alty. 

9. Literary fund, what termed and 

how expended. 
10. Dog license fees, what part of, ap- 
plied to support of schools. 



SCHOOLHOUSES. 

1. District may locate by vote or com- 

mittee. 

2. Schoolhouse lots in city to be se- 

lected by school board, and pur- 
chased by same after appropria- 
tion by city councils. 

3. Plans for schoolhouse or change 

therein in city to be approved by 
school board ; joint building com- 
mittee for new schoolhouse. 

4. Care and control of schoolhouses. 

5. Exemptions from application of 

three preceding sections. 

6. Powers of committee limited. 

7. Voters aggrieved may apply to 

school board. 

8. School board to locate, when. 

9. County commissioners to locate, 

when. 

10. Chairman to give notice of hear- 

ings, how. 

11. Vacancies in board, how filled. 

12. Hearing, when ; decision, how 

made and filed. 

13. District to take no steps to carry 

former location into effect while 
appeal pending. 

14. Commissioners, how paid. 

15. Location conclusive, for what time. 

16. School board or county commis- 

sioners may enlarge existing lots. 

17. Land appraised by selectmen, when. 

18. Appeal by landowner. 

19. Title to vest in district, when ; 

damages on appeal. 

20. Selectmen to build schoolhouse, 

when. 

21. Schools, where to be kept. 

22. Use of schoolhouses may be 

granted, for certain purposes. 

23. Doors of schoolhouses to open out- 

ward. 

24. No building to be used as a school- 

house above sejond story unless 
provided with fire escapes. 

25. Location of fire escapes. 

26. Penalty. 



HEALTH AND SANITATION. 

(a) General Provisions. 

Section 

1. Children not to attend school unless 

vaccinated. 

2. Infected or exposed child not to 

attend school. 

3. Penalty. 

4. Persons infected with tuberculosis 

or other communicable disease 
not to be employed about school 
building. 

5. Health officer to examine such, 

upon complaint, and order sus- 
pension if found infected. 

6. State board of health to examine, 

if health officer fails for ten 
days; and may suspend. 

7. State board of health to jsrepare 

bulletins. 

8. Distribution by sshool teachers. 

9. Report of number required. 

10. Distribution by state board of 



Penalty for using barbed wire for 
fencing land next to school lots. 

What officers to prosecute. 

Buildings and places in compact 
part of town not to be used as 
slaughter houses, etc., without 
permission of health officers. 

State board of health to investi- 
gate school buildings, etc. 

Procedure if conditions unsani- 
tary; changes ordered. 

School board to make changes ; ex- 
pense, how met. 

(b) Optional Provisions. 

Following provisions optional. 

School physicians provided for. 

Examinations of pupils, etc., by 
physician. 

Reference of illness to parents. 

Notice of disease to parents by 
school physician. 

Test of sight, hearing, etc. 

Directions for tests; blanks, rec- 
ords, etc. 

Exemption from examination. 

Appropriation by district author- 
ized. 



Part IX. 
1. Takes effect on passage. 



1921] Chapter 85. 113 

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

Part I. 

STATE ORGANIZATION. 

(a) State Board of Education. 

Section 1. A lioard to be designated as the state board ofBo^d^^of fivo 
education, consisting of five members, in addition to the governor qualifications; 
as member ex officio, is hereby created. The members, not more 
than three of whom shall belong to the same political party, shall 
not be technical educators nor professionally engaged in school 
work, but public spirited and interested citizens willing to serve 
the state without pay and to give the time necessary for an under- 
standing of the educational needs of the state, and of the best way 
to supply them. 

Sect. 2. The governor and council shall annually on or before How appointed; 
the thirty-first day of January appoint one member of said board chairman! °^' . 
whose term of office shall be five years, and at the same time the 
governor shall name one member of the board as its chairman, who 
shall serve for one year and until his successor is appointed. 

Sect. 3. The governor and council may, after notice and hear- Removal of 
ing, remove a member of said board for incompetency, failure to^m^e.^^ ^'^^ 
discharge his duties, malfeasance, immorality or other cause in- 
imical to the welfare of the public schools, and in case of such 
removal or of a vacancy arising from any other cause they shall 
appoint a competent person to fill the unexpired term. 

Sect. 4. The office of said board shall be in the state house office of board; 
or as otherwise provided by the state. Said board shall ^^^ ^^^^' 
annually hold at least six regular meetings, and shall hold 
such special meetings as required for the performance of its 
duties. The time and places for regular meetings shall be fixed 
by the board, and the chairman shall call a special meeting upon 
the written request of any two members, or may call such meeting 
on his own motion. 

Sect. 5. (1) The state board shall have the same powers of d) Powers of 
management, supervision and direction over all public schools maife regulations 
in this state as the directors of the ordinary business cor- tilfn ^of^pubHc 
poration have over the business of the corporation, except ^*'^°°'^* 
as its powers and duties may be limited by law. It may 
make all rules and regulations necessary for the management of 
its own business and for the conduct of its officers, employees 
and agents, and further may make such rules and regulations as 
may seem desirable to secure the efficient administration of the 
public schools and the administration of the work of Americaniza- 
tion in teaching English to non-English-speaking adults and in 



114 Chapter 85. [1921 

furnishing instruction in the privileges, duties and responsibilities 
of citizenship, which is hereby declared to be an essential part of 
public school education; and it shall be the duty of school boards 
and employees of school districts to comply with the rules and 
regulations of the state board. 

(2) To make (2) The statc board may also make the regulations necessary to 
refaVive°"o enable the state to comply with the provisions of any law of the 
fng**'with°™d'e^rai United Statcs intended to promote vocational or other education, 
trra^ure'/'des- ^^ abolisli illiteracy and Americanize immigrants, to equalize edu- 
ignated cus- catioual opportuuitics, to promote physical health and recreation, 

todian of money i -, ip'-t rm 

aiioted by federal and to provide au adequate supply oi trained teachers. Ihe state 
treasurer is hereby designated as custodian of any money that may 
be allotted to the state by the federal government for general 
educational purposes, and the state board is authorized to co-oper- 
ate with the United States in educational work. 

(3) state board (3) The statc board shall prescribe the qualifications and duties 
qualifications of the deputy Commissioners, of all superintendents and assistant 
deputy^'com- °^ Superintendents and teachers employed in the public schools, the 
Tnperhuendentl subjccts required to be taught (which, for all mixed schools and all 
lui)'ens*re\iired^^'^'-^^^ scliools above the primary, shall include physiology and hy- 
to be taught; gieue having special reference to the effects of alcoholic stimulants 

educational ° .^ ^ ^ , „ -, . 

standards for and uarcotics upou the human system, as well as reading courses on 

quailficati^ons the humaue treatment of live animals and on the constitutions 

empioy«'sT "fix of the United States and of the state of New Hampshire, which 

termr^of^°em- ^hall bc read aloud at least once a year in the last grade below the 

pioyment of high scliool), and the minimum educational standards for all 

deputy commis- '^ ' ' 

sioners, etc. grades of the public schools ; also prescribe the qualifications and 

duties of its employees, and fix the salaries and terms of employ- 
ment of the deputy commissioners and of its other employees. 

Commissioner of Sect. 6. The State board sliall ciuploy a skilled cxecutivc officer 

education to be i ^ 

chosen by board ; wlio sliall liavc had training and experience in educational work. 

qualifications; tt i n i i i • c • i^n 

term of office He shall DC the chiei executive omcer and secretary oi the board, 
saiaryTo°bV fixed and sliall be Called the commissioner of education. He shall be 
s"r'ibe*d"*by botrd. ^ppoiiited for au indefinite term and shall be subject to removal 
upon the majority vote of the entire board. He need not be a 
resident of this state when appointed. The board shall fix his 
salary and may prescribe his duties except as the same are pre- 
scribed by law. 
Deputy com- Sect. 7. The statc board, upon nomination of the commissioner, 

missioners; how i,, . „ -, .. p -i • /^in 

appointed; Shall appoint lour deputy commissioners ot education. One shall 

qua 1 ca ions. posscss the qualifications necessary to enable him or her to assist 
school boards and superintendents in the introduction and devel- 
opment of courses in agriculture, domestic and mechanic arts and 
other vocational branches, and one shall possess the qualifications 
necessary to enable him or her to assist school boards and superin- 
tendents in abolishing illiteracy and in the promotion of Ameri- 
canization of immigrants. 



1921] Chapter 85. 115 

Sect. 8. The state board, through the couimissiouer of educa- ^^^^f "^ ^*'*'*' 
tion acting as the executive officer of the board, shall, 

(1) Combine the several school districts in the state into super- (i) To form 

supervisory 
unions of school 

ing such unions it shall continue the unions formed under the pro- '^'^''■'cfs. 
visions of Laws of 1899, chapter 77, M'hen that is the reasonable 
thing to do, and shall dissolve supervisory unions and form new 
unions when it finds that such action will promote the best inter- 
ests of the schools. 

(2) Supervise the expenditure of all moneys appropriated (^|)^^^s^upervise^ 
under this act or otherwise, and inspect all institutions in which moneys appro- 

T T ■ T , 1 priated under 

or by which such moneys are used. this act, etc. 

(3) Prepare a budget for such expenditures, give to the publico) Prepare 
information as to the educational conditions in ditiferent parts of publish in- 
the state and the opportunities open to pupils in the public schools e'^™^[i;;'"ai''' ''^ 

Uld 

opportunities ; 

ters as it thinks will promote the cause of education. For this e'^pioy lecturers. 
purpose it may employ lecturers and publish and distribute books 
and pamphlets on education and educational subjects. 

(4) Establish standard elementary schools in unorganized parts (4) Establish, 
of the state, or furnish tuition and board or tuition and trans- mentiry*^ schools 
portation at the expense of the state at some suitable school for j"^^(^°°7^g°^^j^^ 
all children residing in such places, and shall pay the tuition of [^'^^h ^^^ 
any child who resides in such place and attends an approved high 

school. 

(5) Certify to the state treasurer, as soon as may be after Sep- (5) Certify to 

\ n ■ 1 1 1 n -1 11 T • 1 ^^'^^^ treasurer 

tember first m each year, the number or pupils enrolled m the number of 
public schools for the year ending June 30, certification to be''"^"* 
made according to the respective school districts in which they 

reside. ,6) Prescribe 

(6) Prescribe the form of the register to be kept in the schools, ^g"j:J^^^^™|!^'\^jg^ 
the form of blanks and inquiries for the returns to be made by the^oi' schools and 
school boards and shall seasonably send the same to the clerks of returns by 
the several cities and towns for the use of the school boards therein. 

(7) Keep on file in its office and distribute all state documents distribute state 
in relation to public schools and education. rda'ti^n" to '" 

(8) Preserve in accessible form the returns of school boards and^'eduoluon. 
and of all other officers required to make returns to the board. (8) File returns 

(9) Investigate the condition and efficiency of public educa- board^^^'etc. 
tion with special reference to the instruction given in physiology o) investigate 
and hygiene in relation to the effect of alcohol and narcotics on effTctenc.v o'f"*^ 

public 
education. 

these subjects as it thinks will stimulate and guide public senti- 
ment, and shall give a detailed account of its doings in relation 
thereto in its biennial report. 

(10) Hold public examinations for candidates for teachers in do). Hold 

, . . examinations 

the public schools and issue certificates to those who pass the re- f"r candidates 

T ... for teachers; 

quired examinations. issue certificates. 



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(11) Administer 
school moneyj 



(12) Co-operate 
with federal 
hoard for voca- 
tional education. 



(11) Administer the school money through the local school 
boards in all school districts in which any part of the money used 
to maintain standard elementary schools is provided by the state. 

(12) Co-operate with the Federal Board for Vocational Educa- 
tion for the purpose of carrying the Act of Congress of February 
23, 1917 known as the Smith-Hughes Act into effect, in so far as 
that act relates to this state. 

(13) Recommend a special appropriation at each session of the 



(13) Recommend 

for aid to de- legislature sufficient to meet the requirements of the law in respect 
pen en mo leis.^^ furnishing aid to dependent mothers. 

(14) Lecture on 
educational 

subjects. towns ill tliis state as the time occupied by the commissioner's 



(14) Lecture on educational subjects in as many cities and 



(15) Report as 
to truant 
officers. 



(16) Employ 
directors for 
state normal 
schools. 



(17) Examine 
contracts of 
districts with 
academies, etc. 

(18) Enforce 
truant laws 
and laws as to 
employment 

of minors. 

(19) Compile 
and issue 
edition of 
school laws with 
biennial 

amendments. 

(20) Make bi- 
ennial report to 
legislature 
showing con- 
ditions of 
educational 
work ; expendi- 
ture of all 
moneys, ets.; 
recommend 
changes in law. 



(21) Furnish 
this report to al 
school boards. 

(22) Employ 
.superintendent's, 
etc., upon 
nomination of 
school boards; 
removal of 
superintendents, 
etc. 



(23) Fix salari 
of superin- 
tendents and 



other duties will permit. 

(15) Report frequently to the" chairman of the several school 
boards the relative efficiency of the several truant officers in the 
state. 

(16) Employ directors for the state normal schools, who shall 
be allowed, with its advice and consent, to select the assistants, and 
provide for the discipline of the schools. 

(17) Examine contracts made by districts with academies, high 
schools and other literary institutions for the purpose of deciding 
whether they are calculated to promote the cause of education. 

(18) Enforce the laws relative to school attendance and the 
employment of minors ; and for this purpose the board and its 
deputies are vested with the power given by law to truant officers. 

(19) Compile and issue at the close of each biennial session of 
the legislature at the expense of the state an edition of the school 
laws with the session amendments, not exceeding two thousand 
copies. 

(20) Make a report to the legislature and file it with the sec- 
retary of state on or before December 1, 1920, and every second 
year thereafter, showing in detail the conditions and progress of 
all educational work, the expenditure of all moneys given or 
appropriated for the purpose of the public schools during the pre- 
ceding two years, and recommend such changes in existing laws 
as it thinks will promote the cause of education. 

(21) Furnish the chairman of every school board in the state 
with a copy of its biennial report. 

(22) Upon consultation with the local school boards in each of 
said supervisory unions and upon the nomination by said school 
boards of a suitable and competent person, employ such person as 
superintendent. It may employ by the same method one or more 
assistant superintendents when that is reasonably necessary, and 
may remove a superintendent or assistant superintendent when 
the interests of the schools require it. 

(23) Fix the salary or salaries of the superintendent and assist- 
ant superintendents for the supervisory unions, but any union 



ir'21] Chapter 85. 117 

may add such sura as it sees fit to the salary of the superin- ^^^^^tants^^for 
tendent or assistant superintendent as fixed by the state board, u^nions:^^u"nions 
and in that event the treasurer of the union shall pay one-half of their salaries. 

. . one-half of 

such excess salary or salaries mto the state treasury, the propor- excess to be paid 
tion for each district to be as determined by the supervisory board sfate ''treasury.- 
for each union. Upon the sworn statement of the commissioner of ^^onHUy. "^^^'^^^^ 
education the salaries of all superintendents and assistant super- 
intendents as thus fixed and determined shall be paid by the state 
treasurer monthly upon the warrant of the governor and council. 

(24) Employ as many supervisors, inspectors, stenographers, ^^24^)^ J^^p'o^^^ 
accountants, clerks and agents as may be necessary to enable it to force of 

' . supervisors, 

perform the duties imposed on it by law. clerks, etc. 

(25) Hold conferences from time to time with superintendents (25) Hold 
and teachers, or their representatives, for the purpose of inspir- super[,,t"*;f|entl'* 
ing mutual co-operation in the carrying on of their work and of '"'"'^ teachers. 
unifying educational aims and practices. 

(26) Prepare, publish and distribute such school programs, o^^t-^26)^Pi^epare 
lines of work and courses of study as will best promote the educa- outlines of work 
tional interests of the state. 

(27) Have authority to employ a competent person or persons (27) Employ 
to examine and care for the health of pupils, but this section shall persons to care 
not in any way contravene Part VIII of this act relative to the o^ pifpiis. 
right of any parent or guardian to protest in writing against the 
examination of his or her child or ward for or on account of any 
non-contagious disease or defect. 

Sect. 9. Any person aggrieved by an order or finding of the,fPJ'j.'Jf'f*°,^^*^*® 
commissioner of education may appeal therefrom to the state fi?^*"^ °r ?^^^^ 

■^ -t^^ _ of commissioner. 

board which shall investigate the matter in any way it sees fit and 
its order shall be final. 

Sect. 10. The expenses of the members of the state board in- ^emi^er's'' o°/ state 
eurred in performing their duties shall be audited by the governor ^o^^^J^p^^",^^*?^ 
and council and paid by the state treasurer out of the money ap- governor" 

,„,„,. •' i and council. 

propriated for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 11. All monev appropriated by the legislature for gen- -"^ii money ap- 

. . , , . . ^ propriated for 

eral educational purposes, m addition to the literary fund and all general educa- 
other funds created for the purposes enumerated in this section etc., shaii be ' 
shall be used for the following purposes : pifrtosel delig-" 

(1)* For the abolition of illiteracy and for the instruction of"^*^'^ ''"■'•"• 
illiterates over sixteen years of age in common school branches 
and in the privileges, duties and responsibilities of citizenship. 

(2)t For the Americanization of immigrants, for the teaching 
of those sixteen years of age and over to speak and read English 
and to appreciate and respect the civic and social institutions of 
the United States, and for instruction in the duties of citizenship. 

(3) For equalizing educational opportunity and improving the 

*See infra, chapter 125, section 9. 
tSee infra, chapter 125, section 10. 



118 Chapter 85. [1921 

public schools below college grade, with the definite aim of ex- 
tending school terms, stimulating local interest and improving, 
through better instruction, gradation and supervision, all rural 
schools and schools in sparsely settled localities. 

(4) For promotion of the physical health and recreation of 
pupils, and for their medical and dental examination. 

(5) For the determination of mental and physical defects, for 
the employment of school nurses and the instruction of pupils in 
the principles of health and sanitation. 

(6) For preparing teachers for the schools, particularly for 
rural schools, for encouraging a more nearly universal preparation 
of prospective teachers, and for extending the facilities for the 
improvement of teachers already in the service. 

(7) For the expense of administration of the department of 
education. 

(8) For making available the funds provided by federal law for 
vocational or other education. 

(9) For the payment of tuition in high schools as provided in 
Part IV (a), sections 26 and 27, of this act. 

(10) For the aid of dependent mothers as provided in Part I 
(f ) of this act. 

(b) The Normal Schools. 

Plymouth and Sect. 12. The Plymouth and Keene normal schools as hereto- 

scho'ols "shaif be forc established and located are continued and shall be adminis- 
s^tt™e"board!^ ^^ tcred by the state board of education. 

state board Sect. 13. The statc board of education is authorized to receive 

rece-°ye^%itl^, gifts for the benefit of said schools, and to purchase or acquire 
or pi^opM-'ty^ to''"'^ such land or other property as may be reasonably necessary to 
purpose*" '^''"°''^ effectuate the donor's purpose, title to be taken in the name of the 

State of New Hampshire. 

state board Sect. 14. The board is hereby authorized to contract with any 

MiitMcT'with city city or town in this state for the maintenance of practice schools 

maintlnan?e of therein iu conuectiou with said normal schools and may provide 

practice schools, j^^, ^|-^g payment of the such portion of the compensation of the 

supervising teachers employed in said practice schools as it may 

deem just and equitable ; and any city or town is authorized to 

make such contracts and to make gifts to the state for the support 

of a normal school. 

Directors of Sect. 15. The directors of the normal schools shall with the 

shaiT "I'ith^^""''' advice, consent and approval of the state board of education select 

borrd"'seiect ^^"^^ their assistants, provide the necessary rules for the discipline of 

assistants, pro- ^^g schools, arrange the courses of study and prescribe and hold 

the examinations for admission to and graduation from the schools. 

Instruction in Sect. 16. The instructiou in the normal schools shall be con- 

norm ai 1 

be such 



1921] Chapter 85. :119 

in the public schools and to such other branches as are usually p/^PfTf^ f;'^^ 
taught in normal schools, including instruction and practice in public schools. 
the best methods of testing the sight and hearing of children. 

Sect. 17. The board shall give diplomas to those who have com- pipiomas may 

o i .be given bv 

pleted any of the prescribed courses and passed the requn-ed ex- state board. 
aminations. 

Sect. 18. The tuition shall be free to all pupils who will agree Tuition. 
to teach in the public schools of this state for a period equal to the 
length of the courses completed, and the board shall make the 
provisions necessary to effect the purposes of this section. 

Sect. 19. The directors and teachers of the normal schools Directors and 

. , , . . , teachers of 

shall assist and give instruction at teachers institutes, when so re- normal schools 
quired by the board, without extra compeiTsation except the teac^hers' 
amount of their necessary expenses when so employed. 

Sect. 20. The board in its biennial report shall state the con- Board shaii state 

,1 • • 1 1 • J condition, etc., 

dition of the schools, the terms of admission and graduation and of schools in its 
the dates of the commencement and close of the sessions of the 
schools and cause the same to be printed on the cover of the school 
register. 

(c) Examination of Candidates for Teachers. 



ace 



Sect. 21. Public examinations of candidates for the position Time^and^pi 
of teacher in the public schools shall be held in such convenient and notice of 

T ^ ■ 1 T 1 I? J «ame to be given 

places m the state and at such times as the state board ot educa-by state board. 
tion may designate. Such examinations shall test the professional 
as well as the scholastic abilities of candidates, and shall be con- 
ducted by such persons and in such manner as the state board of 
education may from time to time designate. Due notice of the 
time, place, and other conditions of the examinations shall be given 
in such pu])lic manner as the state board of education may deter- 
mine. 

Sect. 22. A certificate of qualifications shall be given to all Certificates to be 

,., , . o ... ,, , given those 

candidates who pass satisfactory examinations m such branches as passing satis- 
are required by law to be taught, and who in other respects fulfill aminaUons. 
the requirements of the state board of education ; such certificate 
shall be either probationary, or permanent, and shall indicate the 
grade of school for w^hich the person named in the certificate is 
qualified to teach. 

Sect. 23. The state board of education may issue, without And may be 
the requirement of examination provided herein, a certificate of who have served 
qualifications to any person who has served as a teacher in the puwlc'' schools 
public schools of the state for a term of three school years when, *'''■''*' '^'^^''^^ 
in its judgment, the educational interests of the state M^ill be served 
by such action. 

Sect. 24. A list of approved candidates shall be kept in the^ist of approved 

/v? p 1 1 1 /> 1 • -I • f candidates shall 

ofnce ot the state board of education and copies of the same with^^e sent on re- 



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quest to 
school boards. 

A sum not 
exceeding $300 
may be annually 
expended from 
institute fund to 
carry out these 
provisions. 

Registration of 
applicants for 
position of 
public school 
teacher. 



State board to 
recommend such 
registered ap- 
plicants as may 
appear qualified. 



Fees received 
from applicants 
to be used to 
defray expenses. 



Superintendent 
not to accept 
revcard for 
sbtaining positi 
for another 
as teacher. 



Penalty. 



such information as may be desired, shall be sent to school boards 
upon their request. 

Sect. 25. A sum not exceeding three hundred dollars may be 
annually expended from the income of the institute fund for the 
necessary and contingent expenses of carrying out these provisions. 

Sect. 26. Any person may tile in the ofiice of the state board 
of education 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, qualifications, education, 
and experience as the state board of education shall require, the 
said application shall be registered and the said person shall be 
entitled to the benetits of the following sections, provided, however, 
that such persons shall furnish the state board of education from 
time to time such material information as it shall require, and 
failure to do so for the period of one year shall operate as a can- 
cellation of registration. 

Sect. 27. Any properly authorized officer or board in the state 
may apply to the state board of education for information con- 
cerning teachers so registered, and upon request of such officer or 
board, the state board of education shall recommend teachers for 
employment as they shall appear to be fit and qualified. 

Sect. 28. The costs of carrying out the provisions of the two 
preceding sections shall be paid from the fees collected from appli- 
cants and any balance remaining at the end of the fiscal year shall 
be held to defray expenses incurred in subsequent years. The com- 
missioner of education shall report annually to the governor the 
receipts and expenditures under these provisions and shall be 
held accountable therefor. 

Sect. 29. It shall be unlawful for any superintendent or as- 
sistant superintendent of schools in any city or town 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. 30. Any violation of the preceding section shall be pun- 
ished by fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hun- 
dred dollars. 



(d) Teachers' Institutes. 



When and where 
to be held. 



Institute fund. 



Sect. 31. The state board of education or such person as it 
may appoint shall hold at least one teachers' institute each year 
in each county in the state, aud shall appoint a time and make 
suitable arrangements therefor. 

Sect. 32. The state treasurer is authorized and instructed to 
invest as a permanent institute fund the proceeds of the sale of the 
state lands effected under the authority of a joint resolution 
approved June 28, 1867 ; and the annual income thereof is set apart 
for the support of teachers' institutes. 



1921] Chapter 85. 121 

Sect. 33. The state board of education may draw upon the state^bo^^d^ may 
state treasurer each year for such part of said income as may be of ^^ institutes 
required to defray the necessary expenses of the institutes and for 
procuring suitable instruction and lectures for the same. 

Sect. 34. The account of the expenses of the institutes shall f;^^^^^^^^ ^^ 
be audited each year by the governor and council and shall be institutes, 
incorporated in the board's biennial report together with its report 
of the institutes. 

(e) Vocational Education. 

Sect. 35. The state of New Hampshire hereby accepts the pro- ^^^^^pff ^fg^^.^^'fl^^ 
visions of the act of Congress approved February 23, 1917, entitled act for promotion 

° ^ . „ j.-iii- o^ vocational 

' ' An Act providing for the promotion or vocational education ; education. 
to provide for the co-operation of the state in the promotion of 
such education in agriculture and the trades and industries; to' 
provide for co-operation with the states in the preparation of 
teachers of vocational subjects ; and to appropriate money and reg- 
ulate its expenditure." The good faith of the state is hereby 
pledged to make available for the several purposes of said act 
funds sufficient at least to equal the sums allotted from time to 
time to this state from the appropriations made by said act and 
to meet all conditions necessary to entitle the state to the benetits 
thereof. 

Sect. 36. The state board of education is authorized to arrange state board 
with institutions and with school boards of towns or city districts trrange*" for° 
in the state to furnish the necessary buildings, equipment and pr"^Ss°''oV'^ 
additional funds required in carrying out the provisions of the*^''*^ ''°'- 
federal act, so far as that act applies to this state, and school dis- 
tricts are hereby authorized to enter into such contracts with the 
state board of education. 

(f) Aid for Dependent Mothers. 

limited. 

exceed ten dollars a month if she has but one child under the age 
of sixteen, and not more than five dollars a month for each of her 
other children under sixteen years of age. 

Sect. 38. An applicant for aid shall file a petition under oatli J^^'^i^nor'' aiiow-'' 
with the school board of the district in which she resides asking for ance, who shaii 

" make recom- 

an allowance and setting forth in detail the facts on which she mendation and 
relies and it shall be the duty of the school board to investigate st°ate board, 
the case immediately and make a recommendation of the amount 
of support she should receive and forward the same with a copy of 
her petition to the state board of education. 

Sect. 39. It shall be the duty of the state board of education investigate and 
within fourteen days from the time when it receives the appli- 



may make 



applicant. 



122 Chapter 85. [1921 

cation to investigate the case if the facts stated in the application 
or the recommendations of the school board warrant any action 
being taken, and if on investigation it finds that she is entitled to 
relief to make her such allowance as is just. The state board 
may at any time thereafter increase or diminish the allowance but 
no change in amount shall be made except as the result of an 
official examination made by the board within thirty days of the 
change or on the recommendation of the school board of the district 
in which she resides. 

aroSt'*'"' °^ ^^^'^- 40. No aid shall be given to a mother unless (1) the 
child or children are living with her ; (2) she will be able to remain 
at home with her children if the allowance is made and without it 
will be compelled to work regularly away from home; (3) the 
mother, in the judgment of the school board or of the state board 
of education, is a proper person, morally, physically, and men- 
•tally to bring up her children; and (4) has been a resident of this 
state for at least two years before she applies for aid. 

When allowance Sect. 41. When any child reaches the age of sixteen years the 
allowance for the benefit of the child shall cease. 

Mtions'Tf''^' Sect. 42. No woman who is not of good repute or who is not 

dependent on her own efforts for the support of herself and family 
or who is not making an earnest effort to support herself shall be 
entitled to assistance. 

Expenses of Sect. 43. The cxpcnses incurred by a school board in admin- 

school board . . ^ -, ■ ^ • t "-i 

in administering istcriug tlic law lu relation to dependent mothers shall be paid 

mothers' aid law. i j^n t . • ^^ . i • , ^n 

by the district m which the case arises. 
Part II. 

SCHOOL BOARDS, TEACHERS, AND TRUANT OFFICERS. 

(a) School Boards. 

(1) District Section 1. (1) The school board of every district shall provide 
to provide eie- Standard elementary schools for at least thirty-six weeks in each 

year at such places in the district as will best serve the interests 
of education and give to all the pupils within the district as nearly 
equal advantages as are practicable. 

(2) state board (2)* If tile school board of any district shall decide that by 
for^main^ahifng*^ reasou of spccial coiiditioiis or circumstances, the maintenance of 
mentiry'^ schools Standard elementary schools for thirty-six weeks in said district 
district s^'^*^"'^ seems unreasonable, or that less than a minimum tax will raise 
obligations. Sufficient money to comply with the provisions of this act. said 

school board may so represent in writing to the state board. If, 
upon hearing and full consideration of such representations, the 

*See infra, chapter 125, section 5. 



mentary schools 
for thirty-six 
■weeks. 



1921] Chapter 85. 123 

state board shall be of the opmion that maintenance of standard 
elementary schools in such district for thirty-six weeks is unreason- 
able, or that less than a minimum tax will raise sufficient money 
to comply with the provisions of this act, it may reduce the time 
of maintaining such standard elementary schools in said district 
below thirty-six weeks, or may fix the tax rate for raising school 
money for any current year in such district below the mininuim 
required by this act: 

If any other provisions in the laws which relate to education 
shall be found by the state board to impose upon any district 
obligations which by reason of unusual circumstances or of excep- 
tional conditions in the organization of that district result in an 
unnecessary expenditure of school money, or in a procedure which 
is inimical to the best interests of education in that district, the 
state board, upon like representations, hearing and consideration, 
shall have power to suspend or modify such obligations so far and 
for such time as in its judgment such suspension or modifieation 
may be reasonable. 

All such decisions of the state board shall be made in writing, 
recorded by it and a copy sent for record to the clerk of the dis- 
trict affected thereby. 

(3)* The district shall furnish transportation to all pupils (.3) Traiisporta- 
below the ninth grade who live more than two miles from the school of pupils. 
to which they are assigned, or it may with the consent of the 
pupils' parents provide board for them in some suitable home near 
the school. Pupils who are to be transported may be required to 
walk any reasonable part, not exceeding one mile, of the distance 
from their homes to the school. The school board may furnish trans- 
portation to pupils in grades above the eighth or to any pupils 
residing less than two miles from the school to which they are 
assigned when it finds that this is desirable, and shall furnish it 
when so directed by the commissioner of education. 

Sect. 2. The school board shall see that the studies prescribed Duties of school 
by the state board of education are thoroughly taught, especially prescribed studies 
physiology, and hygiene in so far as it relates to the effect of^'*^ taught. 
alcohol and narcotics on the human system ; that the prescribed 
textbooks are used, and that the constitutions of this state and of 
the United States are read aloud at least once in each year of 
the last course below the high school. Any member of the board 
who neglects or refuses to comply with the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall forfeit two hundred dollars. 

Sect. 3. The school board shall provide necessary fuel, and Duties of school 
shall make such occasional repairs of the schoolhouses and furni-fuei! mak]'™^' ^ 
ture as may be necessary, not exceeding in cost five per cent, of ''"'p^"'^- 
the school money. 



*See ittfra, chapter 125, section 6. 



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1921 



Superintendents, 
duties of; 
nomination of 
teachers and 
removal ; attend- 
ing conferences ; 
reporting viola- 
tions of school 
laws. 



School board 
may dismiss 
teachers for 



District liable 
for full salary 
of teacher 
wrongfully 
dismissed. 



School board ma; 
prescribe regula- 
tions for con- 
duct of schools. 



They shall pur- 
chase textbooks 
and supplies to 
be loaned pupils 



Sect. 4. Superintendents shall nominate and school boards 
elect all teachers employed in the schools in their union. Superin- 
tendents shall direct and supervise the work of these teachers and 
for cause may remove a teacher or other employee of the district, 
subject, however, to the right of the person removed to appeal to 
the commissioner of education. If such appeal is made, the teacher 
or other employee shall remain in service until order has been 
issued by the commissioner of education, unless dismissed by the 
school board in accordance wdth the provisions of the following 
section. The commissioner shall prescribe the manner in which 
appeals shall be made, and when one is made investigate the matter 
in any way he sees fit and make such order as justice requires. It 
shall be the duty of superintendents to attend all conferences called 
by the state board. It shall also be the duty of each superintendent 
to report to the proper officers any violation of the provisions of 
the laws of this state in reference to (a) the public schools, (b) 
school buildings, (c) the employment of persons under twenty-one 
years of age who cannot read and speak the English language 
understandingly, (d) the protection of children, and violations 
of the rules and regulations prescribed by the state board for the 
efficient administration of the public schools. 

Sect. 5. The school board may dismiss any teacher found by 
them to be immoral or incompetent or one who shall not conform 
to regulations prescribed; provided, however, that no teacher shall 
be so dismissed before the expiration of the period for which said 
teacher was engaged without having previously been notified of 
the cause of such dismissal, and provided further that no teacher 
shall be so dismissed without having previously been granted a 
full and fair hearing. 

Sect. 6. The district shall be liable in the action of contract 
to any teacher dismissed in violation of the provisions of the pre- 
ceding section to the extent of the full salary for the period for 
which such teacher was engaged. 

Sect. 7. The school board may, subject to the supervision of 
the state board of* education, prescribe regulations for the attend- 
ance upon, and for the management, classification, and discipline 
of the schools ; and such regulations, when recorded by the district 
clerk, and when a copy thereof has been given to the teachers and 
read in the schools, shall be binding upon pupils and teachers. 

Sect. 8. They shall purchase, at the expense of the city or 
town in which the district is situated, textbooks and other supplies 
required for use in the public schools ; and shall loan the same to 
the pupils of such schools free of charge, subject to such regula- 
tions for their care and custody as they may prescribe, and shall 
sell such books at cost to pupils of the school wishing to purchase 
them for their own use. 



1921] Chapter 85. 125 

Sect. 9. They shall purchase at the expense of the district, ajj^ey^shau pur- 
United States flae of buntinsr not less than five feet in length with prescribe "rules 

, . n T • 1 • 1 P ,, for its display. 

a fiagstaif and appliances for displaying the same, for every school- 
house in the district in which a public school is taught not other- 
wise supplied, at an expense not exceeding ten dollars for any one 
schoolhouse. They shall prescribe rules and regulations for the 
proper custody, care and display of the flag ; and whenever not 
otherwise displayed, it shall be placed conspicuously in the prin- 
cipal room of the schoolhouse. Any members of a school board 
who shall refuse or neglect to comply with the provisions of this 
section shall be fined ten dollars for the first offense and twenty 
dollars for every subsequent offense. 

Sect. 10. (1) In the instruction of children in all schools, .d) instruction 

. T . , , . ,. . . ,,. . , . in all schools in 

including private schools, m reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, certain eiemen- 

1 1 • 1 1 • i • •! , • tary branches to 

grammar, geography, physiology, history, civil government, music be in English 
and drawing, the English language shall be used exclusively, both '''*"^^'*^''* 
for the purposes of instruction therein and for purposes of general 
administration. 

(2) The exclusive use of English for purposes of instruction (2) Devotional 
and administration is not intended to prohibit the conduct of devo- excepted. 
tional exercises in private schools in a language other than Eng- 
lish. 

(3) A foreign language may be taught in elementary schools (3) Foreign lan- 

. T T , r. 1 / • -1 V ■,• -, 1 ■, suage, when may 

provided the course oi study (or its equivalent) outlined by thet>e taught, 
state board of education in the common English branches, that is, 
in reading, writing, spelling, arithmetic, grammar, geography, 
physiology, history, civil government, music and drawing, be not 
abridged but be taught in compliance with the law of the state. 

Sect. 11. A standard school is one (1) maintained for at least standard school 
thirty-six weeks in each year, (2) in a suitable and sanitary build- 
ing, (3) equipped with approved furniture, books, maps and other 
necessary appliances, (4) taught by an approved teacher, (5) 
directed and supervised by an approved superintendent, (6) with 
suitable provision for the care of the health and physical welfare 
of all pupils. 

Sect. 12. An elementary school as that term is used in the laws Elementary 
of this state is any school in which the subjects taught are those " *°'' 
prescribed by the state board for the first eight grades of the public 
schools. In addition to the kindergarten, if given, it shall present 
a program of eight years, and the upper grades may be organized 
as a junior high school and approved by the state board of educa- 
tion. 

No school book 

Sect. 13. No book shall be introduced into the public schools t^ I'e used fayor- 

1 1 , n , p . , ,. . mg any religious 

calculated to favor any particular religious sect or political party, sect or political 
Sect. 14. The school board f?hall furnish to every teacher one gehoVi board to 
of the blank registers provided by the state board of education, J'^™^j;jJ-^,'j!j;;^if 
and shall visit and examine each school in their district at least g^gjfofs^' ^'^'^ 



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School boards' 
annual report 
to state board. 



Penalty for non 
compliance with 
preceding 
section. 



twice in each term, once near the beginning and ouue near the close 
thereof. 

Sect. 15. School boards shall on or before the fifteenth day of 
July in each year, send to the state board of education copies of 
their annual reports and answers to the questions proposed by it, 
relating to the schools in their district. 

Sect. 16. Any member of a school board who shall neglect or 
refuse to comply wdth the provisions of the preceding section shall 
be fined not exceeding fifty dollars. 



(b) Truant Officer 



School boards 
shall appoint 
truant officers. 

Term of office; 
removal. 



Sect. 17. School boards shall ai^point truant officers for their 
districts. 

Sect. 18. Truant officers shall hold office for one year and until 
their successors shall be appointed, but they may be removed by 
the school board at any time for cause. 
Duty to enforce Sect. 19. Truaut officcrs shall, when directed by the school 
law^as tTchiid board, enforce the laws and regulations relating to truants and 
^^^°^' children between the ages of eight and sixteen years not attending 

school, and without any regular and lawful occupation; and the 
laws relating to the attendance at school of children between the 
ages of eight and twenty-one years ; and shall have authority 
without a warrant to take and place in school any children found 
employed contrary to the laws relating to the employment of chil- 
dren, or violating the laws relating to the compulsory attendance 
at school of children between the ages of six and twenty-one years, 
and the laws relating to child labor. 
Shall make Sect. 20. Truaut officers, or agents appointed by school boards 

at'ion^^of*'"chiidren of citics and towus shall annually in the month of September make 
sixtlen*^ and*^ ^"'' an enumeration of the children of each sex between the ages of 
report same to fiyc and sixtccu ycars, in their town or city, giving such items 

school board. . ^ -, ■-, -, ■, ■ t -, ^ -i i i t 

m regard to each child as may be required by the school board or 
the state board of education, and shall make a report thereof to 
the school board within fifteen days after its completion. 



(c) Teachers. 



School day, 
week, and 
month, defined. 



Teachers may 
attend institute 
one day each 
term. 



Sect. 21. In the absence of express contract, a session of three 
hours in the forenoon and three hours in the afternoon shall con- 
stitute a school day, five such days a school week, and four such 
weeks a school month in the public schools. 

Sect. 22. Teachers in the public schools may attend teachers' 
institutes held within the state as provided by law, not exceeding 
one day in each term, and the time so spent shall be regarded as 
spent in the service of the district. 



1921] Chapter 85. 127 

Sect. 23. In all public schools of the state one session, or ^i ^Zli'i'^D^y. 
portion thereof, during the week in which Memorial Day falls, 
shall be devoted to exercises of a patriotic nature. 

Sect. 24. Every teacher shall make the entries in the i-egister Mers^hau 
required by the state board of education, and at the close of the entries^ in school 
term return the register to the school board. Twenty dollars of''^^'^^''' 
the wages of every teacher shall be withheld until such return 
is made. 

(d) Supervisory Unions. 

Sect. 25. The school boards of the several districts forming a ^!;,";'ng''a'''union 
supervisory union sha,ll meet between April 1 and August 1 in^haj ^^^^f^^ 
each year at a time and place fixed by the chairmen of the sev- officers,^ ais^o^^^ 
eral boards, and organize by choosing a chairman, a secretary, anTfix and 
ajid a treasurer, and shall elect a superintendent or superin- salary.""" 
tendents, fix his or their salary, and apportion it among the 
several districts and certify the apportionment to their respective 
treasurers, and to the state board of education. 

Part III. 

SCHOLARS. 

(a) School Attendance. 

Section 1. Every child between eight and sixteen years of ^uty^^of chMren 
age shall attend the public school to which he is assigned or an '^"f^n^'^gX^L 
approved private school during all the time the public schools 
are in session unless he is more than fourteen years old and has 
completed the studies prescribed for the elementary schools, 
or has been excused from attending on the ground that his phys- 
ical or mental condition is such as to prevent his attendance or 
to maike it undesirable. 

Sect. 2. Every person having the custody of a child shall ^^uty to cause^ 
cause the child to attend such a school during all the time the 
public schools are in session. 

Sect. 3. Any person having the custody of a child may apply chiid may be 
to the state board of education for relief if he thinks it is not tend different 
for the best interest of the child to attend the school to which he assi°?ned!Tr to^ 
is assigned, and the board, after notice to the school board, pc'rari'iy'^froT 
may order such child to attend another school in the same iJ^^^^^'^^'p^'p^^p^pj 
district if such a school is available, or may order the child to^™™ attendance, 

. ' ./ QY excused to 

attend school m another district, in which case the district in yeceive musical 
which such child resides shall pay to the district in which 
such child attends school tuition not to exceed the average 
cost per child of instruction for the regularly employed teaichers • 



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Penalty. 



School board 
shall send copy 
of law as to 
school attend- 
ance to supposed 
violators thereof. 

Attendance by 
minor over 
sixteen and not 
able to read and 
speak English. 



Exemption of 
such persons in 
timber, construc- 
tion and agri- 
cultural 
industries. 



Wilfully 
interrupting or 
disturbing school. 



No one shall 
attend school, 
etc., in district 
of which not 
inhabitant. 

Dismissal of 
pupil for 
misconduct. 



and the cost of textbooks, supplies and apparatus for such time 
as such attendance shall continue ; or may permit such child 
to withdraw from school attendance for such time as it may deem 
necessary or proper ; or make such other order or orders with 
respect to the attendance of such child at school as in its judg- 
ment the circumstances require. Whenever it shall appear to the 
superintendent of schools that the welfare of any child above the 
age of fourteen will be best served by the withdrawal of such 
child from school, then the superintendent or a majority of the 
members of the school board shall make recommendation to the 
commissioner of education who shall, if the facts warrant it, make 
an order exempting such child from attendance for such period of 
time as seems best for the interest of such child ; and provided 
further that upon the written request of the parent or guardian, 
any child doing approved work in school shall be excused for a 
part of the session on stated days for the purpose of receiving 
private instruction in music. 

Sect. 4. Any person who does not comply with the require- 
ment of the three preceding sections shall forfeit ten dollars for 
the first offense, and twenty dollars for every subsequent offense 
for the use of the district. 

Sect. 5. The school board of every district shall cause a copy 
of the four preceding sections to be sent to every person who 
they have reason to believe does not comply with the require- 
ments thereof. 

Sect. 6. Every person between sixteen and twenty-one years 
of age who cannot read and speak English understandingly shall, 
unless excused by the commissioner of education or by such per- 
son as he may designate, attend an evening or special day school, 
if one is maintained in the district in which he or she either re- 
sides or is employed, until he or she has completed the minimum 
course of studies prescribed by the state board of education. 

Sect. 7. The provisions relating to illiterates and non- 
English-speaking persons over sixteen years of age shall not 
appl.y to persons employed in cutting, harvesting or driving pulp- 
wood and timber, nor to persons temporarily employed in any 
sort of construction or agricultural work. 

Sect. 8. Any person not a pupil who shall wilfully interrupt 
or disturb any school shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
fifty dollars or by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. 

Sect. 9. No person shall attend school, or send a pupil to the 
school, in any district of which he is not an inhabitant, without 
the consent of the district or of the school boaird. 

Sect. 10. Any pupil may be dismissed from school by the 
school board for gross misconduct, or for neglect or refusal to 
conform to the reasonable rules of the school; and he shall not 
attend the school until restored by the school board. 



;L921] Chapter 85. 129 

Sect. 11. No pupil who shall have been assigned to a partic- f^H'^f ^1° wS^ 
ular school by the school board shall aittend any other school in assigned. 
the district until assigned thereto. 

Sect. 12. If any pupil, after notice, shall attend or visit a Penalty if pupil 

•^ ^ ^ ' 1 11 • T attend or disturb 

school which he has no right to attend, or shall interrupt or dis- school he has no 
turb the same, he shall be fined for the first offense five dollars, ^'^ 
and for any subsequent offense ten dollairs, or be imprisoned not 
exceeding thirty days. 

Sect. 13. Districts may make by-laws, not repugnant to law, ^ake'^by-i^ws 
concerning habitual truants and children between the ages of concerning 

. T 1 1 T 1 • truants. 

SIX and sixteen years not attending school and not haivmg a reg- 
ular and lawful occupation, and to compel the attendance of such 
children at school, and may annex penalties for the breach 
thereof not exceeding ten dollairs for each offense. 

Sect. 14. Any offender against such by-laws, upon conviction. Penalty for 
shall be sentenced to the state industrial school during minority. 

Sect. 1,5. Any such offender so convicted may give bond to when sentence 
the district in the penal sum of twenty-five dollars, with sufficient suspended, 
sureties, approved by the court or justice before whom he was 
convicted, conditioned to attend regularly some school kept in 
the district for one term next ensuing, to comply with the regu- 
lations thereof, and to be obedient and respectful to the teacher, 
and his sentence may be suspended. 

(b) Child Labor. 

Sect. 16. No child under the age of fourteen shall be em- children under 
ployed, or permitted or suffered to work, in, about, or in con- no^'^be'^mp'^oye*^ 
nection with, any mill, factory, workshop, quarry, mercantile '" <"^' ''"*'" ^ °^- 
establishment, tenement house manufactory or workshop, store, 
business office, telegraph or telephone office, restaurant, bakery, 
hotel, barber shop, apairtment house, bootblack stand or parlor, 
or in the distribution or transmission of merchandise or messages. 

Sect. 17. No child under the age of sixteen shall be employed, children under 
or permitted or suffered to work, in any establishment named in bT em^pioyed in''° 
the preceding section during the time in which the public schools ^^hUe"^ siifooL 
are in session in the district in which he resides, unless he canf^'^ies^ abfe'*t^ 
read understandingly and write legiblv simple sentences in the';?^^.^"'^ '"'"'^^ 

.,-, o., X English; proviso. 

JbiUglish language; provided, however, that if any child shall have 
reached the age of fourteen and shall have attended an 
English-taught school regularly for not less than three 
years and shall then be deemed by the superintendent of 
schools, or other person authorized to grant employment certifi- 
cates, to be mentally incapable of learning to read and write 
legibly the English languaige in the regular schools, the case may 
be referred to the commissioner of education, who after investi- 
gation either by himself or his agent, may issue a permit author- 



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Inspection of 
factories, etc. 



Newsvendors 
and bootblacks. 



Telegraph mes- 
sengers, etc. 



Daily and 
weekly hour 
regulated. 



Tmployer of 
child under 
sixteen to keep 
( mployment 
certificate on file 



Surrender on 
t-^rmination of 
employment. 



izing the employment of such child even though such child may 
he unable to read understandingly and write legibly simple sen- 
tences in the English language. 

Sect. 18. "Whenever requested by the commissioner of educa- 
tion, the state board of health shall cause to be made an inspection 
of any factory or other place in which children under the age of 
sixteen are employed, and may require the discharge of any child 
or children found employed therein who by reason of physical 
condition, of unsanitary conditions of employment, or of devel- 
opment below the normal development of children of that age, 
cannot in their judgment continue to be employed without undue 
risk to health. 

Sect. 19. No boy under ten and no girl under sixteen years of 
age, shall sell or expose or offer for sale newspapers, magazines, 
periodicals or other merchandise in any street or public place. 
No child shall work as a bootblack in any street or public place 
unless he is over ten years of age. 

Sect. 20. No person under the age of eighteen years shall be 
employed or permitted to work as a messenger for a telegraph, 
telephone, or messenger company in the distribution, transmis- 
sion, or delivery of goods or messages before five o'clock in the 
morning or after ten o'clock in the evening of any day. 

Sect. 21. No boy under the age of sixteen years, and no girl 
under the age of eighteen years, shall be employed, or permitted 
or suffered to work, at any gainful occupation, other thain do- 
mestic service or work on a farm, more than fifty-four hours in 
any one week, nor more than ten and one-quarter hours in any 
one day ; nor before the hour of half -past six o'clock in the morn- 
ing, nor after the hour of seven o'clock in the evening, — except 
that minors sixteen yeairs of age or over may work in retail stores 
and telephone exchanges until ten o'clock in the evening. And 
boys fourteen years or over may deliver newspaper routes after 
five o'clock in the morning, and boys twelve years old or over 
may deliver newspaper routes between four and eight o'clock in 
the evening. 

Sect. 22. No child under sixteen years of age shall be em- 
ployed, or permitted or suffered to work, in, about, or in con- 
nection with, any pla,ce or establishment named in the child labor 
act, unless the person, firm, or corporation employing such child, 
procures and keeps on file, and accessible to any truant officer, 
or other authorized inspector, an employment certificate a.s here- 
inafter prescribed. 

Sect. 23. On the termination of the employment of a child 
whose employment certificate is on file, such certificate shall be 
kept by the employer aiud surrendered to any authorized in- 
spector on demand. 



1921] Chapter 85. 131 

Sect. 24. An employment certificate shall be issued only by j^^^g^'^*^"^ 
the superintendent of schools, or in the absence of the superin- 
tendent by a person authorized by the school board, provided-, 
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 the employment of a 
firm or corporation of which he is a member, officer, or employee ; 
in the city of Manchester the duties devolving on the superin- 
tendent of schools in relation to the issuing of employment cer- 
tificates shall be performed by a person named by him with the 
assent of the school board, but the person so appointed shall be 
subject to the terms of this act. 

Sect. 25. The person a.uthorized to issue an employment cer-Not to be issued 
tificate shall not issue such certificate until he has received, papers filed, 
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 attested 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, cer- 
tifying 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, Jiowever, that a certificate which shall be valid only 
during a vacation period of the school year may be issued with- 
out requiring any certificate of school record; nor shall an ability 
to rea(d understandingly and write legibly simple sentences m 
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. 26. No employment certificate shall be issued until the Applicant to 
child in question has personally appeared before and been ex- appear, 
amined by the person issuing the certificate. 

Sect. 27. Every such employment certificaite shall state the ^^J^^^'^^^ °^ 
name, sex, and date and place of birth, of the child, shall de- 
scribe the color of hair and eyes, the height and weight and any 
distinguishing facial marks of such child ; that all papers re- 
quired by the preceding sections haive been duly examined, 
approved and filed; that the child named in the certificate has 
appeared before the person signing the same and been examined ; 
and (unless the certificate is for a vacation period) that such 
child has been found to be able to read understandingly and 



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School record, 
requisites of. 



Record of 
certificates. 



Blank forms 
for records and 
method to be 
prescribed by 
state board. 



Truant officers, 
duty of. 



State inspectors, 
appointment 
and duties; 
employment of 
counsel. 



write legibly simple sentences in the English language. Every 
such certificate shall be signed, in the presence of the person issu- 
ing the same, by the child in whose name it is issued, and shall 
show the date of its issue. 

Sect. 28. The school record required by this act shall he signed 
by the principal or chief executive officer of the school which the 
child has attended,' and shall be furnished on demand to a child 
entitled thereto. 

Such record shall certify that the child has regularly attended 
the public schools, or private schools lawfully approved as such, 
for not less than three hundred half-days, as shown by the school 
register, during the year previous to his arriving at the age of 
fourteen, or during the year previous to applying for such school 
record, and whether he is able to read understandingly and write 
legibly simple sentences in the English languaige. Such school 
record shall also give the date of birth and residence of the child 
as shown on the records of the school and the name of his parent, 
guardian or custodian. 

Sect. 29. The superintendent of schools or other person 
authorized to issue employment certificates shall keep a record 
of the same in ai book. Such record shall contain a list of the 
names of all children to whom certificates are granted, numbered 
consecutively, together with the date of issue and the signature 
of the officer issuing the certificate, and such books shall be care- 
fully preserved. 

Sect. 30. All blank forms for records used in the enforcement 
and administration of this aiCt shall be uniform throughout the 
state, shall be prescribed by the state board of education, and 
shall be furnished by the state, and the method of keeping the 
same shall be prescribed by the state board of education. 

Sect. 31. The truant officer of each district shall visit and 
inspect all places of employment in his district and cause the 
provisions of this act relating to school attendance and child 
labor to be enforced, and for these purposes shall have power to 
serve warrants. 

Sect. 32. The inspectors appointed by the state boa,rd of 
education shall inspect all factories and other places of employ- 
ment within the contemplation of this act and all records and 
methods of enforcement. They shall have the same power as to 
enforcement and the serving of warrants as the several truant 
officers. 

The state board of education, with the approval of the 
attorney-general, may employ counsel, and provide legal assist- 
ance wherever the same may, in its opinion, be necessary for the 
enforcement of the provisions of this act, and the cost thereof 
shall be a charge upon the funds appropriated for the use of the 
board. 



1921] Chapter 85. 133 

Sect. 33. The grovernor with the advice and consent of the Truan^^^fficers,^^ 
council may require school boards to appoint additional truant removal of. 
officers if in their judgment such additional officers are neces- 
sary; and may require the school board of any school district to 
remove any truant officer found by them to be incompetent, and 
to appoint a competent successor, and upon the failure or neglect 
of the school board to do so, they may appoint such truant officer 
and fix his compensation and such compensation shall be paid by 
the district. 

Sect. 34. An inspector or truant officer shall make demand inspectors may 

. 1 j_ 1 1 . i,T 1 . require evidence 

upon any employer m or about v^hose place or establishment a as to age of 
child apparently under the age of sixteen years is employed, q^. '^°^p <'y^^®- 
permitted or suffered to work, and whose employment certificate 
is not filed as required by this act, that such employer shall either 
furnish him within ten days satisfactory evidence that such child 
is in fact over sixteen years of age, or shall cease to employ, or 
permit, or suffer such child to work, in such place or establish- 
ment. The inspector shall require from such employer the same 
evidence of age of such child as is required in the issuance of an 
employment certificate, and the employer furnishing such evi- 
dence shall not be required to furnish any further evidence of 
the age of the child. 

Sect. 35. Whoever employs any child, and whoever, having illegal empioj- 
under his control as parent, guardian or otherwise, any child, tTng same^'™' 
permits or suffers such child to be employed or to work in viola- ^®°''^^'^" 
tion of any of the provisions of this act relating to child labor, 
shall be fined not less than five nor more than two hundred dollars, 
or be imprisoned for not less than ten nor more than thirty days, 
or both, in the discretion of the court. 

Sect. 36. Whoever continues to emplov anv child in viola- i"egai empioy- 

. . „ . r^ ment after no- 

tion of any such provisions, after being notified thereof by antice; penalty. 

inspector, or truant officer, shall for every day thereafter that 

such employment continues, be fined not less than five nor more 

than twenty dollars. 

Sect. 37. Any person authorized to sign any certificate or False certificate. 
paper called for by such provisions, who certifies to any materi- 
ally false statement therein, shall be fined not less than five nor 
more than two hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for not less 
than five nor more than thirty days, or both, in the discretion of 
the court. 

Sect. 38. Refusal bv an employer to produce any emplov- Refusal to 

._ . \ , , . . ^ , "^ ,. ' produce certifl- 

ment certificate required by such provisions, shall be prima-facte cate, effect of. 
evidence of the illegal employment of any child whose employ- 
ment certificate is not produced. 

Sect. 39. Any superintendent of schools or other person issu- Neglect by school 
ing employment certificates, who fails to comply with such provi- wfth '^provisfo^s"^^ 
sions shall be fined not less than five nor more than twenty-five cert*fficate'!'°^ 
dollars. 



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Employers of 
illiterates be- 
tween 16 and 21 
to have certificate 
from superin- 
tendent of 
distrist that 
such employee 
is enrolled, etc., 
in evening or 
special day 
school ; 
exception. 



Superintendents 
to issue certifi- 
cates under 
preceding sec- 
tion, and keep 
records of, and 
make reports of 
doings, as pre- 
scribed by 
commissioner 
of education. 

Duration of 
certificate. 
Penalty for 
illegally em- 
ploying person. 
Certain officials 
to enforce 
this section. 



Duty of school 
boards to pros- 
ecute ofifenses 
against this 
chapter. 



Limitation of 
prosecution. 



Sect. 40. No person or corporation shall employ a person be- 
tween sixteen and twenty-one years of age, who resides or is 
employed in a district maintaining an evening school or a special 
day school, and who cannot read and speak English nnderstand- 
ingly, nnless such employer procures and keeps on file in a place 
readily accessible to all authorized inspectors a certificate of the 
superintendent of schools for the district in which such minor is 
employed, showing enrollment in an evening or special day school, 
and satisfactory conduct and attendance, or a certificate that he 
or she has been excused from attending such a school for a reason 
satisfactory to the commissioner of education. 

Sect. 41. It shall be the duty of superintendents to issue such 
certificates and to revoke them for cause in proper cases, and they 
shall keep such a record as is required in the case of the employ- 
ment of minors under the age of sixteen, and make such reports 
of their doings in the matter as the commissioner of education 
may prescribe. 

Sect. 42. Such certificate shall protect the employer from the 
date it is issued until the end of the current school year unless 
sooner revoked by the superintendent, and anyone who employs a 
person between sixteen and twenty-one years of age contrary to the 
provisions of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined 
not exceeding fifty dollars. It shall be the duty of truant officers, 
inspectors appointed by the state board, police officers, constables, 
sheriffs, and city and county solicitors to enforce the provisions 
of this section. 

Sect. 43. It is the duty of school ])oards to prosecute offenses 
against the provisions of this chapter. If they neglect to do so 
they shall forfeit twenty dollars for each neglect, for the use of 
the district, to be recovered in the name of the district by the 
selectmen of the town. The expenses incurred in such proceedings 
shall be paid by the district. 

Sect. 44. No prosecution under this subdivision shall be sus- 
tained unless begun within one year after the offense is committed. 



Part IV. 



SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



(a) General Powers and Duties. 



Each town a 
school district; 
districts organ- 
ized under 
special acts. 



Section 1. Each town shall constitute a single district for 
school purposes, provided, however, that districts organized under 
special acts of the legislature may retain their present organiza- 
tion, and the word "town" wherever used in the statutes in con- 
nection with the government, administration, support, or 
improvement-! of the public schools shall be held to mean district. 



1921] Chapter 85. 135 

Sect. 2. All districts legally organized shall be corporations, ^^^rjf^ts.^^ 
with power to sue and be sued, to hold and dispose of real and 
personal property for the use of the schools therein, and to make 
necessary contracts in relation thereto. 

Sect. 3. School districts may raise money, as required by law, Di.stji^s^^^ay 
or in addition thereto, to procure land for schoolhouse lots and for what pur- 

' . . 1 -1 T poses. May 

for the enlargement of existing lots ; to build, purchase, rent, re- authorize school 
pair, or remove schoolhouses and outbuildings, and buildings to be m°o*ney. ° 
used for occupancy by teachers in the employ of such school dis- 
trict ; to procure insurance ; to plant and care for shade and 
ornamental trees upon schoolhouse lots ; to provide suitable furni- 
ture, books, maps, charts, apparatus, and conveniences for schools ; 
to purchase vehicles for the transportation of children ; to provide 
for health and sanitation, and to pay debts. A school district may 
authorize its school board to hire money for any of the purposes 
above mentioned at the annual meeting by majoritj^ vote of the 
legal voters present and voting. And any notes or bonds of the 
district shall be issued in conformity to the "jNIunicipal Bond 
Act,'' and the amendments thereof. 

Sect. 4. If the money is hired upon the note or notes of the^^/^^^^ howTo"^'' 
district, said note or notes shall be signed by the district treasurer i^e signed. 
and by the school board. 

Sect. 5. The district may by vote exempt from taxation bonds District may 

* exempt certain 

and notes which bear a higher rate of interest than five per cent, bonds and n. s 
when held by the residents of the district. 

Sect. 6. In the assessment of school-district taxes, every per- Assessment of 
son shall be taxed in the district in which he lives for his poll andtLes. '* "° 
his personal estate subject to taxation in town. Real estate shall 
be taxed in the district in which it is situated. 

Sect. 7. The selectmen may make a new invoice of all the pi'op- ^^le ^" when 
erty in the district when necessary for the just assessment of such 
taxes. 

Sect. 8. If such taxes are assessed after the first day of July Nonresident 
in any year upon the property of nonresidents, the collector shall after juiy ist, 
send to the owners of said property, or to their agents, if known, Toii^jteT 
a bill of their taxes within two months after the delivery of the 
list to him, and shall, at the expiration of four months after such 
delivery, advertise and sell the property on which the taxes have 
not been paid in the same manner as if such taxes had been as- 
sessed in April preceding. 

Sect. 9. At its annual meeting each school district shall cleter- i^'stnc^ts_^^shaii 
mine and appoint the salaries of its school board and truant officer 
or officers, and the district clerk shall certify the same to the select- 
men. 

Sect. 10. The selectmen shall annually assess upon the polls Selectmen shaii 
and ratable estate of the district a sum equal to the amounts deter- assess amounts 
mined by the district, and shall pay over the same to the district di'sS'."^^ ^^ 
treasurer. 



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District treas- Sect. 11. The cUstrict treasurer shall pay to the school board 

salaries of their Salaries granted by the district and he shall likewise pay the 

truant officer upon the order of the school board, they certifying 
that he has performed the duties required of him by law. 



Each sciiooi Sect. 12. Each school district in the state shall pay to the 

district shall pay ^ '' 

annual assess- 
ment to state 
treasurer. 



Nonrpfident 
scholars, liow 
admitted t-o 
schools. 



Joint districts. 
how to share i 
school money. 



state treasurer on or before December 1 in each year, as its share 
of the expense incident to state-wide supervision of the public 
schools, a sum equal to two dollars for each child residing in the 
district who was enrolled in the public schools in the last pre- 
ceding school year, and the selectmen shall annually assess upon 
the value of the ratable estate of the district a sum sufficient for 
this purpose. 

Sect. 13. A district may determine upon what terms scholars 
from other districts may be admitted to its schools, and if a dis- 
trict neglects to make such determination, the school board may 
do it. 

Sect. 14. Every district situate in two or more towns shall be 

entitled to its just proportion of school taxes, income from school 

funds, and dog tax in each town, according to the value of polls 

and property taxable therein. 

Fiscal and Sect. 15. The fiscal and scholastic year for all school districts 

scholastic year in it r>r\ ■ ^ 

shall end June Shall cud Juuc 6u ui cach year. 

30 each year. ^^^^_ ^q ^ school district may include military drill and 

Military drill and ,., ..., (.-,,• t • -i 

physical exercises physical excrciscs ui its coursc 01 instructions and may raise and 

may be included. • , p ,-\ , 

appropriate money for that purpose. 
Evenmg^^s;hooi; Sect. 17. Any school district may maintain an evening school 
school. as a part of its public school system, and every district in which 

reside or are employed fifteen or more persons between the ages 
of sixteen and twenty-one years who cannot read and speak the 
English language understandingly shall maintain an evening 
or special day school for the purpose of carrying into effect the 
provisions of this act for such time in each year and under such 
conditions and with such exceptions as the state board may pre- 
scribe. 

Sect. 18. Every school district in which reside or are em- 
ployed twenty or more persons above the age of twenty-one years, 
who cannot read and speak the English language understandingly 
shall maintain schools for the instruction of such non-English- 
speaking persons for such time in each year and under such con- 
ditions and with such exceptions as the state board may prescribe. 



School for non- 
English-speak- 
ing adults. 



HIGH SCHOOLS. 



District may Sect. 19. Any school district may by vote or bv-law establish 

have high ... J .' 

school. and maintain a high school in which the higher English branches 

of education, Latin, Greek, and modern languages may be taught. 



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Sect. 20. Two or more adjoining districts in the same or clif- ^^fj°j»'^|y '^^^■ 
ferent towns may make contracts with each other for establishing contract^ to^^^^^^ 
and maintaining jointly a high or other public school for the ben- jointly. 
efit of their pupils, and may raise and appropriate money to carry 
the contracts into effect; and their school boards acting jointly 
or otherwise, shall have such authority and perform such duties in 
relation to schools so maintained as may be provided for in the 
contracts. 

Sect. 21. *Anv school district may make a contract with an Districts may 

• "^ . . , . , . contract with 

academy, high school or other literary institution located m this or, academies, etc., 

' .„.-,.. -I ■, -to furnish in- 

when distance or transportation lacilities make it necessary, instruction to 
another state, and raise and appropriate money to carry the con- ^° ° ^^^• 
tract into effect. If the contract is approved by the state board of 
education, the school with which it is made shall be deemed a high 
school maintained by the district. 

Sect. 22. By the term high school, academy, or literary insti- Terms "high 

, -, , 1 , . ■, p o school, academy, 

tution is intended a school having at least one course of tour years, literary insti- 
pi'Qperly equipped, teaching such subjects as are required for ad- 
mission to colleges, technical schools, and normal schools, including 
reasonable instruction in the constitution of this state and the 
United States, and approved as a high school by the state board of 
education ; and this board may approve a school maintaining any 
part of said course for the part so maintained. 

Sect. 23. Whenever it shall appear that the attendance of a when pupil may 

^^ change to 

pupil at the school with which the contract is made will work a another ap- 

• n I -, -, • 1 • 1 1 ■ 1 -I ^ • • ^ I'lT proved school. 

manifest hardship which may be avoided by permitting the child 
to attend another approved school, the pupil through his parents, 
guardian, or some other responsible person may apply to the school 
board for an order transferring the pupil to the more accessible 
school. The school board shall thereupon order a hearing within 
ten days thereafter, and if it shall appear to the board that the 
claim is well-founded, the board shall make the order prayed for 
and the district in which the pupil resides shall be liable to the 
school to which the pupil is assigned for the pupil's tuition not 
to exceed fifty-five dollars a year. The person applying for the 
pupil's transfer, or the governing board of the school with which 
the district has made the contract may appeal from the decision 
of the school board to the state board of education within ten days 
from the date of the filing of the order. If no order is filed within 
ten days after the application, there shall be a like right of appeal. 

Sect. 24. Any district not maintaining a high school or school of district not 
corresponding grade shall pay for the tuition of any child who with high school, etc., 
parents or guardian resides in said town and who attends a high ti'on^'^of resident 
school or academy in the same or another town or city in this state, h^^h schooh '"^ 
and the parent or guardian of such child shall notify the school 
board of the district in which he resides of the high school or 



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Liability of town 
for tuition. 



Apportionment 
among several 
towns. 



academy which he has determined to attend; provided, lioivever, 
that no town shall he liable for tnition of a child in any school, in 
excess of the average cost per child of instruction for the regu- 
larly employed teachers of that school and the cost of textbooks, 
supplies, and apparatus during the school year preceding, nor in 
any case, shall the town be liable for tuition for any child in excess 
of fifty-five dollars per year. 

Sect. 25. If any town in which a high school or school of cor- 
responding grade is not maintained neglects or refuses to pay for 
tuition as provided in the preceding section, such town shall be 
liable- therefor to the parent or guardian of the child furnished 
with such tuition, if the parent or guardian has paid the same, or 
to the town or city furnishing the same in an action of contract, 
state treasurer Sect. 26. In December of each vear the state treasurer shall 

shall annually ...,.,,- _, ' ^ . 

pay for tuition pay lOT tuitiou in high schools and academies to the treasurers of 
to towns entitled, such towus as are entitled, and in such manner as is hereinafter 
provided, upon a sworn certificate of the commissioner of educa- 
tion. 

Sect. 27. Towns whose rate of taxation for school purposes 
in any year is .$3.50 or more on $1,000, and whose average rate of 
taxation for all purposes for five years next preceding is $16.50 
or more on $1,000, shall receive a share of said appropriation as 
follows : 

If the tax rate is from $16.50 to $17.49, one-tenth (>f the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $17.50 to $18.49, two-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $18.50 to $19.49, three-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $19.50 to $20.49, four-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $20.50 to $21.49, five-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $21.50 to $22.49, six-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $22.50 to $23.49, seven-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $23.50 to $24.49, eight-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

If the tax rate is from $24.50 to $25.49, nine-tenths of the 
tuition paid. 

Over $25.49, the whole of such tuition. 



Sect. 28. It shall be the duty of school boards in districts in 
which there is no high school to provide for further instruction for 



pleted the course of study prescribed for the elementary schools 



Two years in 
struction in 
addition to 

me^ntlV" schools, ^ period uot exceeding two school years of pupils who have cora- 

when to be 
provided. 



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whenever such pupils or their parents or guardians desire such 
instruction; provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be so 
construed as to prevent children whose parents or guardians reside 
in such districts from enjoying all the privileges of attendance at 
high schools or academies in other districts as provided by this act. 

Sect 29 Nothing in the preceding section shall be so con- Power of school 

° ^„ 1 , , 1 , T • •-, board to dismiss 

strued as to vitiate the power of a school board to dismiss a pupil pupil, 
from school for gross misconduct, or for neglect or refusal to con- 
form to the rules of the school. 

Sect. 30. All academies and private schools shall be furnished ^^^^"^^^"^^j^;';^^^^^ 
with copies of the school register, and shall make an annual statis- ^^'JlJj^^f^?"^;^* 
tical report to the state board of education. state board. 

Sect. 31. The principal of each college, academy, seminary, or copy of cata- 
other institution of learning incorporated by the laws of this state, i°f"%o*' be"""''^'''' 
shall annually and before the first day of November of each year ^•'''||e'^„eaio"gic''ai'' 
forward to the New Hampshire Genealogical Society, for its Society. 
library, one copy of each printed catalogue of its officers and stu- 
dents and courses of studies published during the year next pre- 
ceding said date. 

Sect. 32. Whenever any school district organized under a spe- On abolishment 
cial act of the legislature shall vote to abolish such district and totrict, ftV high 
unite with the town district, if said town district shall vote to marntained.'' 
receive said special district, if said special district has for the five 
years next preceding such vote maintained a high school, it shall 
be incumbent on the town district with which it unites to there- 
after keep and maintain within the limits of said special district a 
high school for at least thirty-four weeks in each year, and of 
equal grade to that which had been previously maintained therein 
by such special district, said high school to be open to all scholars 
in the town district, of suitable age and qualifications. 

Sect. 33. It shall be the duty of said town district to raise and Town district re- 
appropriate each year thereafter sufficient money in addition totrict shall 
the school money which the town in which it is situated may raise, Mgh school' 
to properly maintain such high school, or schools, as may be estab- 
lished under the preceding section. 

Sect. 34. No high school shall be discontinued, or the location High school not 
thereof be changed, except by the superior court, on petition of ti'nued, 'etc!'^ 
the school board of the town or district in which it is located, after "'^'"'^p*'''' °°^^*- 
such notice as the court may order, if it shall appear that the 
educational interests of the town district require such discontinu- 
ance or change. 

Sect. 35. Any town district failing to comply with the provi- District subject 
sions of Part IV (a) of this act, or anv of them, shall be fined f or c^'ompHance "°" 
such neglect. ^'*'^ ^'""^ ^^-^- 



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(b) Dissolution of Special Districts. 



How dissolved 
and united to 
town district. 



Town district to 
take possession 
of school 
property. 



Rights in 
property, how 
equalized. 



Selectmen to 
apportion prop- 
erty among 
parts of dis- 
solved districts 
in two or 
more towns. 



Referee to he 
appointed in case 
selectmen fail 
to apportion. 



Notice hefore 
appointment of 
referee. 



Referee to give 
notice of 
hearing and 
make report. 



Tax to adjust 
apportionment, 
how assessed. 



Town district 
to take property 
and selectmen 
to adjust tax 
in relation 
thereto. 



Sect. 36. Any special district organized under a special act of 
the legislature may, by a majority vote of the qualified voters 
present and voting at a legal meeting, dissolve its corporate ex- 
istence and unite with the town district. 

Sect. 37. In such case the town district so formed shall forth- 
with take possession of the schoolhouses, lands, apparatus, and 
other property owned and used for school purposes by the district 
so dissolved which the district might lawfully sell or convey. 

Sect. 38. The property so taken, and also like property of the 
district to which the special district is united, shall be appraised 
by the selectmen of the town, and at the next annual assessment 
a tax shall be levied upon the whole town district equal to the 
amount of the whole appraisal ; and there shall be remitted to the 
taxpayers of each district the appraised value of its property. 

Sect. 39. If a district so dissolved is formed of parts of two or 
more towns, an equitable apportionment of its assets and liabilities 
between such parts shall be made by the selectmen of the towns 
in which they are situate, acting as a joint board, within sixty days 
after the dissolution. 

Sect. 40. If such joint board fail to make an apportionment 
within the time limited therefor, any taxpayer within the district 
may apply by petition to a judge of the superior court for the 
appointment of a referee to make the apportionment. 

Sect. 41. The judge shall appoint a time and place of hearing 
upon the petition, and order notice thereof to be given to all parties 
interested, and after hearing them he shall appoint a referee. 

Sect. 42. The notice shall be served by posting copies of the 
petition and order thereon in at least two public places in each 
of said parts, and by giving to the clerk of the dissolved district, 
and the clerk of each town district in which any part thereof is 
located, like copies ten days at least before the day of hearing. 

Sect. 43. The referee shall cause notice of his hearing to be 
given to all parties interested, in the same manner as is provided 
in the preceding sectioc He shall hear the parties, make his 
report in writing, and file a copy thereof with the clerk of the dis- 
solved district and the clerk of each town interested ; and the 
report, so made and filed, shall be final. 

Sect. 44. Upon receiving a copy of the apportionment, the 
selectmen shall assess upon that part of the district within their 
town the amount for which it is charged, and cause the same to be 
collected and paid to the town district in which the creditor part 
of the dissolved district is situated. 

Sect. 45. The town district shall take the property and assets 
of that part of the dissolved district which is situate in such town 
district, and the selectmen of the town shall assess and remit taxes 



1921] Chapter 85. 141 

with reference to the property so taken, and like property of the 
town district, the same as in other cases. 

Sect. 46. The corporate powers of a district shall continue for Dissolved 

. ^ ■ -.oiiT • districts to 

the purpose of setthng up its affairs and of holding, managing, continue, for 
and enjoying any property held by it in trust, notwithstanding its'^''^* purposes, 
dissolution, but the school board of the district of which it forms 
a part shall be its agents to expend the income of any such trust 
property that is devoted to the support of schools. 

Sect. 47. The school board shall first give to such district or income of trust 

, „ ■, ,■ ini-^ J funds, how used. 

districts such term or character of schooling as would be just and 
reasonable if no such fund were in existence, and only use the 
income to lengthen the school or schools, or to carry out the pur- 
poses of the trust under which the funds are held. 

Sect. 48. Any justice of the peace may, upon application of Meetings of 
three or more voters, resident within the limits of the dissolved districts. 
district, call a meeting thereof in the same manner as other school 
district meetings are called, at which a moderator, clerk, and 
agents may be chosen, and any other business transacted for the 
purposes mentioned in section 46 of this part. 

Sect. 49. The records of dissolved school districts whose cor- District records 
porate existence is not continued for any purpose shall be returned 
by the clerks of such districts to the town clerk's office for pre- 
servation with the public records of the town. 

(c) Changing District Boundaries. 

Sect. 50. Any person interested in severing part of any town Person may pe- 
therefrom and annexing it to another town, or school district of adjoining 
therein, for school purposes, may apply therefor by petition to the^*"''"^- 
selectmen of the town from which it is proposed to sever such ter- 
ritory, and to the selectmen of the town to which it is proposed to 
annex the same. 

Sect. 51. It shall be the duty of said selectmen, upon notice to Duties of seiect- 
such petitioners and to the school boards of the respective towns ™e*tuion'.°'' 
and school districts interested in the proposed transfer, to hear the 
parties, and determine whether the reasonable accommodation of 
such petitioners or others requires such transfer, and to make 
return of their findings to the clerks of their respective towns in 
writing within thirty days. 

Sect. 52. If a majority of each of said boards of selectmen Records to be 
report in favor of such transfer, they shall sign a certificate ofSerks of faTor- 
that fact, describing such territory, and stating that it is an- ^^^^ decision. 
nexed to such adjoining town, or district therein for school pur- 
poses, which certificate shall be recorded by the town clerk of 
each town. 

Sect. 53. Any territory noAv or hereafter annexed for school re^nnexed To " 
purposes to an adjoining town or school district therein, may. "o^^fnliho,^. 



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Changes under 
this act valid as 
if made by 
legislature. 



Powers and 
duties of select- 
men and tax 
collector. 



Previous section 
not applicable 
to special 
districts. 

Portions of 
districts may be 
united — how. 



upon proceedings such as have been prescribed in the foregoing 
sections of this act, be restored to the town or district from which 
it has been severed. 

Sect. 54. The annexation of territory under this act shall 
have the same force and' validity as if made by a special act of 
the legislature. 

Sect. 55. The selectmen and collector of any town to which 
part of any other town is now or may hereafter be annexed for 
school purposes shall have the same powers and duties in respect 
to such annexed territory, of furnishing blank inventories and 
of assessing and collecting taxes for school purposes, and the 
inhabitants and owners thereof shall for such purposes be sub- 
ject to the same liabilities as if such territory were in the town 
to which it is or may be annexed. 

Sect. 56. The foregoing section shall not apply to special dis- 
tricts, but only to town districts. 

Sect. 57. The selectmen of any town, and the school board of 
an.y high school or other special district in the same town, may, 
upon petition of persons interested, after notice to the school 
board of the town school district of such town, and after hear- 
ing the parties, unite parts of either district to the other, a ma- 
jority of the board of selectmen and majority of the school board 
of such special district, and a majority of the school board of the 
town school district concurring therein, and their decision in 
writing being recorded on the town records. 



(d) Public Playgrounds. 



School boards 
authorized to 
carry on play- 
grounds, etc. 



Sect. 58. If the school board in any city or town in this state 
is given charge of the public playgrounds and recreation centers, 
such school board is authorized to carry on playgrounds and 
recreation activities on the grounds and in buildings in charge 
of the school board, and on such other grounds and in such other 
buildings as may, with its approval, be assigned to it. 



Part V. 



SCHOOL meetings AND OFFICERS. 



(a) School Meetings. 



Annual meetings 
when holden. 



Section 1. A meeting of every school district shall be holden 
annually between the first day of March and the twentieth day 
of April, inclusive, for the choice of district officers and the 
transaction of other district business. 
Special meetings, Sect. 2. A Special meeting of a school district shall be holden 
whenever, in the opinion of the school board, there is occasion 



1921] Chapter 85. 143 

therefor, or whenever ten or more voters, or one-sixth of the voters 
of the district, shall have made written application to the school 
board therefor, setting forth the subject matter upon which action 
is desired. 

Sect. 3. No school district shall raise or appropriate money at s^Pf if^i rTfsf of ' 
any special meeting of the inhabitants thereof, except by vote by appropriate 
ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall be equal 
in number to at least one-half of the number of voters of such dis- 
trict entitled to vote at the regular meeting next preceding such 
special meeting; and if a checklist was used at the last preceding 
regular meeting, the same shall be used to ascertain the number of 
legal voters in said district; and such checklist, corrected accord- 
ing to law, may be used at such special meeting upon request of 
ten legal voters of the district. 

Sect. 4. School district meetings may be held at the usual Meetings. 

1 1 T 11 where held. 

place where town meetings of the town are held, or at such other 
suitable place as in the opinion of the officers calling the meeting 
will best accommodate the voters. 

Sect. -5. They shall be warned by the school board, or, in cases Warrants, by 

•^ "; ' ' whom issued and 

authorized by law, by a justice of the peace, by a warrant ad- what to contain. 

dressed to the inhabitants of the district qualified to vote in district 

affairs, stating the time and place of the meeting, and the subject 

matter of the business to be acted upon. In all districts which 

have not adopted the provisions of the act providing for medical 

inspection in schools, the warrant shall contain an article relating 

thereto. 

Sect. 6. The officers issuing a warrant for a district meeting to contain 
shall insert therein any subject matter for which application has "ubje*3ts*! when!* 
been made to them in writing by ten or more voters, or by one- 
sixth of the voters of the district. 

Sect. 7. The school board or justice issuing a warrant shall when and where 
cause an attested copy of it to be posted at the place of meeting,*" ^^ ^"^ "^ 
and a like copy at one other public place in the district, fourteen 
days before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 8. If the school board does not cause a warrant for thej^^y ^<! 'f^ed 

by a justice 

annual meeting to be posted on or before the second Tuesday of "f the peace, 
March, in any year, or for a special meeting wuthin ten days after 
application therefor is made to them, a justice of the peace, upon 
application of ten or more voters, or of one-sixth of the voters of 
the district, may issue such warrant and cause it to be posted. 

Sect. 9. The warrant, wath a certificate thereon, verified byTo be returned 
oath, stating the time and places when and where copies of it were and recorded. 
posted, shall be given to the clerk of the district at or before the 
time of the meeting, and shall be recorded by. him in the records 
of the district. 

Sect. 10. Any person qualified to vote in town affairs may Voters, who are. 
vote at school district meetings in the district in which such person 



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Checklist to be 
used, when. 



Illegal voting, 
how punished. 



has resided and had a home three months next preceding the meet- 
ing. 

Sect. 11. Upon petition of ten legal voters of any district, 
presented in January, or if the district at its annual meeting shall 
have voted that a checklist be used at future meetings, the school 
hoard shall make, post, and correct a list of the legal voters in the 
district, as supervisors are required to do in regard to the list 
of voters in their towns ; and such list shall be used and checked, 
at the election of officers and otherwise, at the annual meeting of 
the district, as in case of town meetings, but this provision shall 
not be applicable to any special school district in this state, unless 
a petition for a checklist shall be signed by five per cent, of the 
legal voters of the district. 

Sect. 12. If any person under the age of twenty-one years, or 
any alien not naturalized, or any person who has not resided and 
had his home in the district for three months and in the town for 
six months preceding, shall vote in any district meeting, or if any 
person shall give in more than one vote for any officer voted for 
at the meeting, or if any person, being under examination before 
the school board as to his qualifications as a voter, shall give any 
false name or answer, he shall be fined not exceeding thirty dollars, 
or be imprisoned not exceeding three months. 



(b) School Officers. 



Officers of 
districts. 



Districts which 
maintain high 
schools may in- 
crease member- 
ship of their 
school boards. 



Eligibility 
to office. 



Officers, how 
chosen ; to be 
sworn. 



Sect. 13. The officers of every school district for which the 
law does not otherwise provide shall be a moderator, a clerk, a 
school board of three persons, a treasurer, and one or more audi- 
tors, and such other officers and agents as the voters may judge 
necessary for managing the district affairs. 

Sect. 14. While any district maintains a high school or unites 
with another district in maintaining one, it may have a school 
board consisting of three, six or nine members, as it shall determine 
by vote or by-law. Whenever it ceases to maintain or to unite in 
maintaining a high school, it shall thereafter elect only one mem- 
ber to the school board each year to fill vacancies occurring from 
expiration of term of service, so that the board will decrease in 
numbers, year by year, until it shaM be composed of only three 
members. 

Sect. 15. No person shall be eligible to any school-district 
office unless he is a voter in the district. No person holding oifice 
as a member of a school bpard shall at the same time act as district 
treasurer or auditor, nor shall any member of a school board be 
employed as a teacher in his district. 

Sect. 16. The moderator shall be chosen by ballot, by a plu- 
rality vote ; the clerk, school board, and treasurer shall be chosen 
by ballot, by a majority vote. The moderator and clerk shall be 
sworn. 



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Sect. 17. One-third of tlie members of the school board shall Tenure of office. 
be chosen each year to hold office for three years, and until their 
successors are chosen and qualified, and vacancies in the board 
shall be filled so as to preserve such succession in office. All other 
officers shall be chosen annually, and shall hold office for one year, 
and until their successors are chosen and qualified. 

Sect. 18. The moderator shall have the like power and duty Moderator's 

, powers ana. 

as a moderator of a town meeting to conduct the busmess and to duties. 
preserve order, and may administer oaths to district officers and 
in the district business. In case of a vacancy or absence, a moderator 
pro tempore may be chosen. 

Sect. 19. The clerk shall keep a true record of all the doings Jerk's duties. 
of each meeting; shall deliver to the selectmen of the town an at- 
tested copy of every vote to raise money within ten days after 
the meeting ; shall make an attested copy of any record of the dis- 
trict for any person upon request and tender of legal fees there- 
for; shall act as moderator of any meeting until a moderator pro 
tempore shall be chosen, if the moderator is absent or the office has 
become vacant ; and shall have the same power to administer oaths 
which the moderator, has. If the clerk is absent at any meeting, a 
clerk pro tempore shall be chosen. 

Sect. 20. The clerk of every school district shall, forthwith, cierk to report 

•^ names, etc., of 

after the election from time to time of members of the school board, school board 

.... - cr> T 1 t" town clerk, 

report m writing their names and post-office addresses to the town when; penalty 
clerk of the town ; and if he fails to do so, he shall be fined twenty ""^ ^^^ ^'^ ' 
dollars, one-half for the use of the complainant and the other half 
for the use of the town. 

Sect. 21. The treasurer shall, before entering upon the duties Treasurer to 
of his office, give a bond with sufficient sureties to the district, to^"^ 
the acceptance of the school board, for the faithful performance of 
his official duties. 

Sect. 22. He shall have the custody of all moneys belonging Treasurer's 
to the district, and shall pay out the same only upon orders of the 
school board. He shall keep a fair and correct account of all sums 
received into and paid from the district treasury. At the close of 
each fiscal year he shall make a report to the district, giving a par- 
ticular account of all receipts and payments during the year. He 
shall furnish to the school board statements from his books, and 
submit his books and vouchers to them and to the district auditors 
for examination, whenever so requested, and make the returns 
called for by Laws of 1917, chapter 57, section 1. 

Sect. 23. The auditors shall carefully examine the accounts Auditor's duties. 
of the treasurer and school board at the close of each fiscal year, 
and at other times whenever necessary, and report to the district 
whether the same are correctlv cast and well vouched. 



l^j Chapter S5. [TJ21 



■ir.c 



\-'c\ clerk 
■; report to 
^- hnarrl 
n-s of lo'il 
oJ buai'd. 



S-CT. £'. The sc! c;l board shall fill vacancies occurring on the 
fi:ied?' 1 card, c:: 1 "n other district offices, except that of moderator, until 

the next annual meeting of the district. In case of vacancy of the 
entire membership of the board, or the remaining members are 
unable to n^^ree upon an appointment, the selectmen, upon appli- 
cation of one or more voters in the district, shall fill the vacancies 
so existing until the next annual meeting of the district. 

Sect. 25. Every district clerk, within thirty days after the 
annual m3?ting, shall report to the state board of education the 
names and post office addresses of the local school board. Any dis- 
trict clerk who neglects to make reports as required by this section 
shall be subject to pay a fine of twenty dollars for each failure, 
one-half for the use of the department to which he fails to report, 
and tie other half for the use of the district. 

Part VI. 

SCHOOL MONEY. 

>i tax. Section 1. The selectmen in each town shall assess an annual 

meiu^^of. Irx oi three dollars and fifty cents on each thousand dollars of the 
valu'^ of the ratable estate taxable therein for the support of the 
public schools. 
1 raonev. Sect. 2. The sum so raised shall be appropriated to the sole 

..ppropriate..' p,^^j.pQgg ^f maintaining public schools within the district for teach- 
ing reading, writing, English grammar, arithmetic, geography, 
and such other branches as are adapted to the advancement of the 
schools, including the purchase of fuel and other supplies, the 
making of occasional repairs upon schoolhouses, appurtenances, 
and furniture, and the conveyance of pupils to and from school as 
f)rovided by law. 
t to a-i)iv Sect. 3. If the money so raised and paid over to the school 
^^ing to law; jj^Qg^j.^1 ^j ^j^y district is not all expended by them according to law, 
they shall be fined not exceeding twice the sum so unexpended, or 
r.ot legally expended, for the use of the district. 

■ ;-- rnse Sect. 4. The soliool board of each district in its annual report 

■ ''■'^' '•■^'"'' shall state in detail the additional sums of money, if any, which 

will be required during the ensuing fiscal year for the support of 
the public s hools, for the purchase of textbooks, scholars' sup- 
plies, flags and appurtenances, and for the payment of the tuition 
of the pupils in the district in high schools and academies in ac- 
cordance with the laws, and for the payment of all other statutory 
O' ligations of the district. The selectmen of the town, in their 
next annual assessment, shall assess u})on the taxable property of 
the district a sum sufficient to meet the obligations above enumer- 
ated, with such alterations thereof as may be voted by the district, 
and when collected shall pay the same over to the district treasurer. 



1921] Chapter 85. 147 

Sect. 5.* In any district in which the money produced by a ^.jj^^^icts^ may^ be 
tax of five dollars on a thousand dollars of the value of the ratable board, 
estates in the district is insufficient to maintain the required 
elementary and special schools, and to purchase the required text- 
books, scholars' supplies, flags and appurtenances, the state board 
shall provide the balance of the money necessary from the money 
appropriated for that purpose. In districts so aided the state 
board, acting through the local school boards, shall administer all 
money available for the maintenance of the public schools and shall 
account for the money raised by the districts as well as that fur- 
nished by the state. 

Sect. 6.t The state treasurer shall annually assess a tax of state tax in 
three dollars and fifty cents on the thousand dollars of the value of state. 
of the ratable estates taxable in the unorganized parts of the state 
for the benefit of the public schools, as the value was determined 
by the tax commissioners for the purpose of making the last appor- 
tionment of the state tax, and the tax shall be collected in the 
same way as the state tax. 

Sect. 7. When a guardian and ward reside in the same town, ^fjjl^'® alsf-ned 
the selectmen shall assign the tax assessed upon the ward's per- 
sonal property to the school district in which the ward lives and 
has his home. 

Sect. 8. If the selectmen neglect to assess, assign, or pay over Neglect to assess, 
the school money as aforesaid, they shall pay for each neglect a penalty. 
sum equal to that so neglected to be assessed, assigned, or paid 
over, to be recovered by action of debt, in the name and for the use 
of the district by the school board. 

Sect. 9. All taxes collected by the state upon the deposits, literary fund, 

. ■' . ' * 'what termed and 

stock, and attendnig accumulations of depositors and stockholders how e.xpended. 
of savings banks, trust companies, loan and trust companies, loan 
and banking companies, building and loan associations, and other 
similar corporations, who do not reside in this state, or whose resi- 
dence is unknown, shall be known as the literary fund, and shall be 
used for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 10. All moneys arising from the taxation and licensing Dog license fees, 
of dogs, remaining in the treasury of any town or city on the first Tp^p'^iied'^to' sup- 
day of April, annually, which is not due to holders of orders given ''"'"* "^ schools. 
for loss of or damages to domestic animals by dogs, shall be applied 
to the support of the public schools, and shall be assigned to the 
districts as other school money. 



*See infra, chapter 125, section 7. 
fSee infra, chapter 125, section 8 



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Part VII. 



[1921 



SCHOOLHOUSES. 



District, may 
locate by vote 
or committee. 

Schoolho«se lots 
in city to be 
selected by school 
board, and pur- 
chased by same 
after appropria- 
tion by city 
councils. 

Plans for 
schoolhouse or 
change therein in 
city to be 
approved by 
school board ; 
joint building 
committee for 
new schoolhouse. 

Care and control 
of sclioolhouses. 



Exemptions from 
application of 
three preceding 
sections. 



Powers 
mittee 



of com- 
limited. 



Voters aggrieved 
may apply to 
school board. 



School board 
to locate, when. 



County commis- 
sioners to locate, 
when. 



Chairman to g 
notice of hear- 
ings, how. 



Section 1. The district may decide upon the location of its 
schoolhouses, by vote or by a committee appointed for the purpose. 

Sect. 2. The school board of cities shall have sole power to 
select and purchase land for schoolhouse lots. "When said board 
has secured, by vote of the city councils, an adequate appropria- 
tion for the purchase of a specified lot at a specific price, then said 
board may make the purchase. 

Sect. 3. No schoolhouse shall be erected, altered, remodeled, or 
changed in any city school district, unless the plans thereof have 
been previously submitted to the school board of that district and 
received its approval, and all new schoolhouses shall be constructed 
under the direction of a joint special committee, chosen in equal 
numbers by the city councils and the school board. 

Sect. 4. Upon the completion of a new schoolhouse, the city 
councils shall, by vote, transfer it to the care and control of the 
school board. Whenever a schoolhouse shall no longer be needed 
for public school purposes, the school board shall retransfer its care 
and control to the city. 

, Sect. 5. The provisions of the three preceding sections shall 
not apply to the Union School District of Concord, or to the Union 
School District in the city of Keene. 

Sect. 6. No committee shall have power to bind the di.strict 
beyond the amount of money voted by it, and the district shall not 
be bound by any act, as a ratification of the doings of such com- 
mittee, beyond their authority, unless by express vote of the dis- 
trict. 

Sect. 7. If ten or more voters of a district are aggrieved by 
the location of a schoolhouse by the district or its committee, they 
may apply by petition to the school board, who shall hear the 
parties interested and determine the location. 

Sect. 8. If the district does not agree upon a location for a 
schoolhouse or upon a committee to locate the same, or if the same 
is not located by such committee within thirty days after its ap- 
pointment, the school board, upon petition of ten or more voters, 
shall determine the location. 

Sect. 9. If ten or more voters of a school district are aggrieved 
by the location of a schoolhouse by the district or its committee, 
or by the school board, they may apply by petition to the county 
commissioners within ten days after the making of the location, 
who shall hear the parties interested and determine the location. 

Sect. 10. The chairman of the county commissioners shall ap- 
point a time and place within the district for a hearing upon every 
such petition ; and shall give notice thereof by causing attested.' 



1921] Chapter 85. 149 

copies of the petition and order of notice to be posted at two or 
more public places within the district and to be given in hand to, 
or left at the abode of, the clerk of the district and of one of the 
school board, fourteen days before the day of hearing. 

Sect. 11. In such cases, vacancies in the board of commis- Vacancies^ in_^^^^ 
sioners arising from disqualification of members or otherwise shall 
be filled in the same manner as like vacancies are filled in high- 
way cases referred to them. 

Sect. 12. The hearing shall be closed within sixty days. TheHea^ri°|. ^^^^' 
commissioners shall hear all parties interested who desire to be made and filed. 
heard, and shall make their decision in writing and file it with the 
clerk of the district. 

Sect. 13. The district shall take no steps to carry into effect ^^^^^^^^^ % ^/^^ry 
a former location while any subsequent proceedings authorized by .fo[^°i<^^ig^^ocation^ 
law for a change thereof are pending. appeal pending. 

Sect. 14. The commissioners shall be paid by the district f or Commisswners, 
their services the same fees as in highway cases. Districts are 
authorized to raise money for that purpose. 

Sect. 15. The location of schoolhouses, however made, shall be Location ^^con- 
conclusive for the term of five years, unless an appeal therefrom what time. 
shall be prosecuted as provided in this chapter. 

Sect. 16. The school board or countv commissioners may en- Sehooi board or 

" . . county commis- 

large any existing schoolhouse lot so that it shall contain not ex- sioners may 
ceeding one acre, upon such petition to them and proceedings [sting^'^iots. 
thereon as are required to authorize them to determine the location 
for a schoolhouse. 

Sect. 17. If any school district shall neglect or refuse to Pi"o- j^j^'^^gig^PP^'g^J'^* 
cure the lot of land selected for the location of a schoolhouse or for when, 
the enlargement of an existing schoolhouse lot, as provided in this 
chapter, or if the owner of the land shall refuse to sell the same to 
the district for a reasonable price, the selectmen, upon petition to 
them by the school board, or by three or more voters of the district, 
shall appraise tlie damages occasioned to the land owner by the 
taking of his land. The appraisal shall be made in writing, and be 
filed vrith the clerk of the district. 

Sect. 18. Any land owner aggrieved bv such appraisal of hisfppeai by 

•' ®° • ^ ^ . . landowner. 

damages may appeal therefrom to the superior court by petition 
within sixty days after the appraisal is filed with the clerk of the 
district ; and the procedure and remedies upon such appeal shall 
be the same as in appeals from the assessment of damages by select- 
men in highway cases, except that service of papers shall be made 
upon the clerk of the district and one of the school board, instead 
of the town clerk and one of the selectmen, and except as provided 
in the following section. 

Sect. 19. Upon payment or tender of the damages awarded. T'tie to ^ vest 
the land shall vest in the district, and it may take possession of it. when; damages 
Such payment or tender may be made in accordance with the 



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Selectmen to 
build school- 
house, when. 



Schools, where 
to be kept. 



Use of school- 
houses may ue 
granted, for 
certain purposes 



Doors of school- 
houses to open 
outward. 



No building to 
be used as a 
schoolhouse 
above second 
story unless 
provided with 
fire escapes. 



Location of 
fire escapes. 



award of the selectmen before an appeal is taken, or while an 
appeal is pending, and shall have like effect. In such case, if the 
damages are increased upon appeal the land owner shall have judg- 
ment for the excess ; if decreased, the district shall have judgment 
for the amount of the decrease. If the result of the appeal is to 
change the award of damages in favor of the land owner, he shall 
recover costs ; otherwise, he shall pay costs. 

Sect. 20. If a district shall refuse or neglect to build, repair, 
remove, or fit up a schoolhouse, or shall refuse or neglect to build 
a schoolhouse upon or to remove it to the lot designated as afore- 
said, the selectmen, upon petition of three or more voters of the 
district, after hearing the parties, may assess upon the district and 
collect such sums of money as may be necessary, and therewith 
cause such schoolhouse to be built, removed, repaired, or fitted up. 

Sect. 21. The schools of a district shall be kept in its school- 
houses, if it has suitable houses that will accommodate the scholars; 
if not, the school board shall provide suitable accommodations for 
the schools at the expense of the district. 

Sect. 22. A school district or a school board thereof may grant 
the use of any schoolhouse in the district for a writing or singing 
school, and for religious and other meetings, whenever such use 
will not conflict with any regular school exercise. The person so 
using a schoolhouse shall be liable for any damages to the same and 
to the property therein. 

Sect. 23. The outer doors and doors of passages leading out- 
ward, of churches hereafter built or rebuilt, schoolhouses contain- 
ing more than two schoolrooms, and halls and other buildings used 
for public gatherings, shall open outward ; and it shall be the duty 
of the selectmen of towns to see that these provisions are complied 
with, and to prosecute persons M'ho neglect to do so. 

Sect. 24. No building shall be used or occupied above the 
second story as a schoolhouse, except school dormitories which are 
otherwise provided with adequate fire escapes, unless it is provided 
with a steel or wrought iron balcony and stairway fire escape at- 
tached to the outer wall in such manner and place as the selectmen 
of the town or the officials of the city shall designate as affording 
easy and safe egress from the building. If the building is of 
greater length than one hundred fifty feet an additional fire escape 
shall be provided for each additional one hundred and fifty feet or 
fractional part thereof. These provisions shall not apply to build- 
ings equipped with an improved sprinkler s^^stem and stairways 
enclosed with fireproof walls, or having other means of exit duly 
approved in writing by the town or city officials aforesaid. 

Sect. 25. Such fire escapes shall reach within eight feet of the 
ground, and the locations of the exits thereto shall be designated 
by red lights during such hours of the night as the building is 
occupied. 



?hild 



1921] Chapter 85. 101 

Sect. 26. If any person shall violate any of the previsions of Penalty. 
the two preceding sections he shall he fined not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars or imprisoned not exceeding six months, or both, and 
it shall be the duty of said officers to enforce the provisions of this 
act. 

Part VIII. 

HEALTH AND SANITATION. 

(a) General Provisions. 

Section 1. No child shall attend a public or private scLcol hi this :"'1';|^^"\/' Y" 
state unless he has been vaccinated; or has had the smrUpcx- ow-ricss vacc:-r.t_c 
has submitted not less than three times to the process rf va cina- 
tion ; or holds a certificate of the local board of health r' rt 1 e is 
an unfit subject for vaccination. The local board of h' ■ 't'l -^^1 all 
issue such a certificate on the advi :e of a registered ph; ' : :i ap- 
proved by it. 

Sect. 2. The parent, guardian, or other person laviug t^^ej^'f" « 
custody of a child who is infected with or who has been exposed to n t to 
a communicable disease shall not permit him to attend either a^^^°°' 
public or private school. 

Sect. 3. Any person who violates the provisions of tl : :^vo??d- Penait'-. 
ing section shall be fined ten dollars for each offense. 

Sect. 4. No person shall be emploved in anv capa ' "■ in or Persons mfpoted 
about a building used tor school purposes who is mf:^ llI vnth or other com- 

, i 1 . , , •111- municable dis- 

tuberculosis or any other communicable disease. ease not to be 

Sect. 5. The health officer of any town or city shall r- en ^cra-^^XorLnS. 
plaint immediately examine, or cause to be examined, a:r- p:^: son Health officer to 
alleged to be infected as aforesaid and, if he shall find su I ">^-'";on ^ii^™'"g^o,^p[aVnt, 
to be so infected, he shall order the temporarv or perma::::t sus- «"<! .°*'^^.^ ^"^" 

' . ^ • '^ Tension it 

pension of such infected person from dut}''. found infected. 

Sect. 6. If the health officer shall within ten days r.c.i thesa»e board of 
date of filing of complaint fail to take action as herein i :ovi led. Jmine, if /hea'th 
the complainant may appeal to the secretary of the state 'card of t°r'l''"a3^s'';''^anr 
health, who shall forthwith cause a competent examinat '::■•, t^ Vn^ay sus-end. 
made and, if such person is found to be infected as charg d, si all 
order his or her exclusion from school as above provided. 

Sect. 7. The state board of health is authorized and histructed state board of 
to prepare, or cause to be prepared, such bulletin or bulletins on pare ^ buUen^ns. 
the cause, restriction and prevention of tuberculosis, emhodying 
such facts, suggestions and regulations as in its judgment shall 
best instruct the public in methods of prevention and restriction, 
including the proper sanitary management of said disease. 

Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of the board of education of every Distribution by 
school district in the state to furnish each teacher of a public school '^^°°' teachers. 
a sufficient number of copies of each bulletin, whenever irs'Ted, as 



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1921 



Report of iiu 
ber required. 



Distribution by 
state board 
of health. 



Penalty for using 
barbed wire for 
fencing land next 
to school lots. 



What officers 
to prosecute. 



Buildings and 
places in com- 
pact part of town 
not to be used 
as slaughter- 
houses, etc., 
without permis- 
sion of health 
officers. 



State board of 
liealth to in- 
vestigate school 
buildings, etc. 

Procedure if 
conditions un- 
sanitary; 
changes ordered. 



lool board to 
Ue changes; 
ense, how met 



to enable the said teacher, whose duty it shall be to distribute one 
copy to each family represented in said school district. 

Sect. 9. The board of education shall ascertain, approximately, 
the number of copies of said bulletin that may be required under 
the provisions of the foregoing section and shall report the same 
to the state board of health within thirty days after request is 
made for same by said state board of health. 

Sect. 10. The state board of health shall, as soon as practi- 
cable after ascertaining the number of copies of said bulletin that 
will be required for the distribution herein provided for, cause to 
be printed and forwarded to each board of education a sufficient 
number of copies to meet the requirements of the three preceding 
sections and such additional number of copies as in the judgment 
of the said board may be otherwise profitably distributed. 

Sect. 11. If any owner or occupant of land adjoining land 
occupied by a school district for school purposes erects, keeps or 
maintains any barbed wire fence to separate or divide such lands, 
he shall be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars. 

Sect. 12. The selectmen or school board shall prosecute at the 
expense of the town or district, as the case may be, any violation 
of the preceding section. 

Sect. 13. If any person shall use or occupy a building or place 
near a dwellinghouse or schoolhouse, or in the compact part of a 
town, for a slaughterhouse, a place of deposit of green pelts or 
skins, or for trying tallow, currying leather, or carrying on any 
other business that is offensive to the public, without the written 
permission of the health officers of the town, he shall forfeit ten 
dollars for each month such building or place shall be so used or 
occupied, to be recovered for the use of the town. 

Sect. 14. 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. 15. 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 attention of the local board of health to the facts ; and if after 
a reasonable length of time the complaint has not been attended 
to in a satisfactory way, they shall either order such changes as 
will in their judgment make the building safe and sanitary for 
school purposes, or condemn the same and forbid its further use. 

Sect. 16. It shall be the duty of the school board of the dis- 
trict forthwith to make the changes ordered, and the cost of the 
same 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 incurred. 



ans 



1921] Chapter 85. 153 

(b) Optional Provisions. 

Sect. 17. Whenever any city, union, special, or town school FoUo^ing^.pj-ovi- 
district shall adopt the provisions of the following sections they 
shall be in force in such school district as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 18. The school board of the city or town, in which such s^^hooj^/^ysic 
school district is located, shall appoint one or more school physi- 
cians of not less than five years' experience, shall assign one to 
each public and each private school within such school district, 
and shall provide them with all proper facilities for the perform- 
ance of their duties as prescribed in this act. 

Sect. 19. Every school physician shall in the presence of the Exammat^ons of 
teacher at least ouce a year, previous notice having been given, physician, etc. 
make such an examination of every pupil, excepting such as are 
hereinafter exempted, and of every teacher, janitor, and other 
employees, of the schools committed to his charge, and of the school 
buildings, yards and surroundings thereof as the protection of the 
health of the pupils may require. He shall report the results of 
his examination to the school board, who shall record the same, and 
they shall forthwith take such action thereon as in their judgment 
the public health or the health of the pupils demands. 

Sect. 20. Every child who shows signs of being in ill ^^^alth Reference oi^^^^^^ 
or of suffering from a communicable disease, shall be referred by 
the teacher to the parents or guardian of such child for examina- 
tion and diagnosis by some regularly registered physician and if 
said parents fail or neglect to have such child so examined, and 
produce a certificate from such physician within two days, then 
such child shall be examined by said school physician. 

Sect. 21. The school physician shall cause notice of the disease >>'otice^ of disease 
or defects, if any, from which any child is found to be suffering school physician. 
to be sent to his parent or guardian. Whenever a child shows 
symptoms of smallpox, tuberculosis, diphtheria, influenza, tousil- 
itis, whooping cough, mumps, scabies, or trachoma, or other com- 
municable disease, he shall be sent home immediately, or as soon 
as safe and proper conveyance can be found. 

Sect. 22. The school physician shall cause every child in the Test o^ sight, 
public schools to be carefully tested and examined in the presence 
of the teacher at least once in every school year to ascertain 
whether he is suffering from defective sight or hearing or from any 
other disability or defect tending to prevent his receiving the full 
benefit of his school work, or requiring a modification of the school 
work in order to prevent injury to the child or to secure the best 
educational results. The tests of sight and hearing shall be made 
by the teacher under the direction of the school physician. The 
physician shall cause notice of any defect or disability requiring 
treatment to be sent to the parent or guardian of the child and 
shall require a physical record of each child to be kept in such 
form as the state board of education shall prescribe. 



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1921 



Directions for 
tests; blanks, 
records, etc. 



Exemption from 
examination. 



Appropriation 

district 

authorized. 



Sect. 23. The state board of health shall prescribe the direc- 
tions for tests of sight and hearing, and the state board of educa- 
tion shall, in co-operation with the state board of health, prescribe 
instruction, test cards, blanks, record books, and other useful 
appliances for carrying out the purposes of this act, and shall pro- 
vide for students in the normal schools instruction and practice in 
the best methods of testing the sight and hearing of children. 

Sect. 24. Any parent or guardian may protest in writing to 
the teacher against the examination of his or her child or ward, 
and such pupil shall thereafter be exempt from any examination 
for or on account of any noncontagious disease or defect, 
^y Sect. 25. A district may raise money to carry the provisions 
of the eight preceding sections into effect. 



Part IX. 



Takes effect on SECTION 1. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage, '■ j. o 



[Approved April 8, 1921. 



CHAPTER 86. 



AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 13, CHAPTER 92, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO SCHOOL BOARDS. 



Section 

1. School boards shall annually send 
reports, etc., to state board. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 
passage. 



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



School boards 
shall annually 
send reports, etc. 
to state board. 



Section 1. Section 13, chapter 92, of the Public Statutes, as 
amended by chapter 50 of the Laws of 1895, by chapter 5 of the 
Laws of 1903, and chapter 122 of the Laws of 1917, is hereby 
amended by striking out the word ' ' September ' ' in the second line 
of said section and inserting in place thereof the word July ; by 
striking out the words ''superintendent of public instruction" in 
the second and third lines of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the words state board of education ; and by striking out the 
word "him" in the last line of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the word it ; so that said section 13 as amended shall read 
as follows: Sect. 13. School boards shall, on or before the fif- 



1921] Chapter 87. 155 

teenth day of July in each year, send to the state board of educa- 
tion copies of their annual reports and answers to the questions 
proposed by it, relating to the schools in their districts. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 90, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF OFFICERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 

Section Section 

1. Treasurer of school district; term 2. Repealing clause. 

of office prescribed. , 3. Takes effe;t on passage. 

Be it enacted hi) the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 

Section 1. Amend chapter 90 of the Public Statutes by adding Treawer^^of^^ 
thereto the following section : Sect. 25. The treasurer elected at term of office 
the annual meeting of a school district shall assume office at the^'^''*"^' ^ 
beginning of the ensuing school year. The district treasurer serv- 
ing at the time of the passage of this act shall continue in office 
until the end of the school year in which his present term of office 
expires or until his successor assumes office. 

Sect. 2. This act shall be deemed to supersede in its provisions Repealing clause. 
any provisions, inconsistent therewith, of an act to revise and 
codify the school laws of the state passed at the present session of 
the legislature. 

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

'- 1 o passage. 

[Approved April 12. 1921.] 



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CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 91 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE LOCATION OF SCHOOLHOUSES. 



Section 

1. Voters aggrieved by location of 
schoolhouse may petition for new 
location ; when school board may 
determine location. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Voters aggrieved 
by location of 
schoolhouse 
may petition for 
new location ; 
when school 
board may de- 
termine location. 



Section 1. Amend sections 3, 4 and ,5 of chapter 91 of the Pub- 
lic Statutes by striking out in each section the words ' ' ten or 
more," wherever they occur, and inserting in place thereof the 
words, ten per cent, or more of the, so that said sections shall read 
as follows : Sect. 3. If ten per cent, or more of the voters of a 
district are aggrieved by the location of a schoolhouse by the dis- 
trict or its committee, they may apply by petition to the school 
board, who shall hear the parties interested and determine the 
location. Sect. 4. If the district does not agree upon a location 
for a schoolhouse or upon a committee to locate the same, or if the 
same is not located by such committee within thirty days after its 
appointment, the school board, upon petition of ten per cent, or 
more of the voters, shall determine the location. Sect. 5. If ten 
per cent, or more of the voters of a school district are aggrieved 
by the location of a schoolhouse by the district or its committee, or 
by the school board, they may apply by petition to the county com- 
missioners within ten days after the making of the location, who 
shall hear the parties interested and determine the location. 

Repealing clause. Sect. 2. This act shall be deemed to supersede in its provisions 
any provisions, inconsistent therewith, of an act to revise and 
codify the school laws of the state, passed at the present session 
of the legislature. 

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



Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 89. 157 

CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE FISH AND GAME LAWS, RELATIVE TO 
THE TAKING AND POSSESSION OF BROOK TROUT. 

Sectiox I Sectiox 

1. Taking of brook trout; lawful size. | 2. Lawful quantity. 

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

Section 1. Amend subdivision (a), section 28, chapter 133,Tf^t'^g of^f^ook 
Laws of 1915, as amended by section 13, .chapter 184, Laws of 1917, size. 
by striking out the word ''five" in the twelfth line and the word 
"five" in the fourteenth line and inserting in the places thereof 
the word six, and also by striking out all after the word "state" 
in the sixteenth line, so that said subdivision as amended shall 
read as follows: (a) Brook or speckled trout not less than ten 
inches in length may be taken and possessed from April fifth to 
September 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 Dublin ; 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, except that such trout may not be 
taken and possessed from the waters of Russell Pond, in the town 
of Woodstock, prior to May twentieth in any year ; brook trout not 
less than six 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 six inches in length 
may be taken and possessed from April first to August first from 
all other streams of this state. 

Sect. 2. Amend subdivision (f), section 28, chapter 133, Laws lawful 
of 1915, as amended by section 13, chapter 184, Laws of 1917, by " ' ' 
striking out the word "ten" in the third line and inserting in place 
thereof the word five, so that said subdivision when amended shall 
read as follows: (f) A person may take, between one hour before 
sunrise and two hours after sunset, in one day, a total of not more 
than five pounds of brook trout and a total of not more than twenty 
pounds of salmon, aureolus and lake trout; provided, Iwwever, 
that the taking of one fish additional weighing less than the num- 
ber of pounds specified in the weight catch-limit, shall nof be 
regarded as violation of this section; and further provided that no 
person, and no party in-espective of the number of persons therein, 
trolling from any one boat, upon any of the fresh waters of this 
state, shall take or kill more than six lake trout or salmon, or both, 
in any one calendar day, and for the purposes of this act, each 



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member of the party and the person or persons in charge of the 
boat present when any violation of this section takes place, shall 
all be regarded as principals and each be liable for the penalty 
hereinafter prescribed. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 90. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 50 AND 53, CHAPTER 133, LAWS OF 1915, 
PROVIDING FOR A LICENSE TO TAKE LOBSTERS. 



Sectiox 

1. Taking of lobsters without license 
unlawful; removing lobster pots 
of another prohibited. 



Section 

2. Penalty; revocation of license. 

3. Repealing clause; takes efifect on 

passage. 



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



Taking of 
lobsters without 

lawful ; 
removing lobster 
pots of another 
prohibited. 



Section 1. Amend section 50, chapter 133, Laws of 1915, by 



Penalty; revoca 
tion of license. 



following: Sect. 50. (a) No person shall at any time, place, set, 
keep, maintain, supervise, lift, raise, or draw in from any waters 
under the jurisdiction of the state of New Hampshire any pot, 
trap, warp or other device in taking lobsters without first procur- 
ing a special license so to do. Said license shall be issued by the 
commission or by agents, under such rules and regulations, and 
in such form as may be prescribed by the commission, upon the 
payment of the sum of one dollar. 

(b) No person shall take up or in any way interfere w^ith a lob- 
ster 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. 2. Amend section 53 of chapter 133, Laws of 1915, by 
adding at the end of said sect-ion the words Any person who vio- 
lates the provisions of section 49 or section 50 shall also have his 
license revoked and shall not be granted another license until the 
expiration of one year therefrom, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 53. A person who violates a provi- 
sion of this part is guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined as 
follows : For each Violation of section 47, not exceeding fifty dol- 
lars ; of section 48, fifty dollars ; of section 49, five dollars and 
five dollars additional for each lobster taken or possessed in viola- 
tion thereof ; of section 50, not exceeding fifty dollars ; of section 



1921] Chapter 91. 159 

51, ten dollars; of section 52, not exceeding ten dollars. Any 
person who violates the provisions of section 49 or section 50 shall 
also have his license revoked and shall not be granted another li- 
cense until the expiration of one year therefrom. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act f/iP//i;"#,,t^'^^^^ = 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 91. 



AN ACT TO DETERMINE THE CLOSED SEASON IN BIG DIAMOND, LITTLE 
DIAMOND, AND NATHAN PONDS IN THE COUNTY OF COOS. 



Section 

1. Fishing in Big Diamond and 

Nathan ponds regulated. 

2. Fishing in Little Diamond pond 

regulated. 



Section 

3. Penalty. 

4. Repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. That all fishing is hereby prohibited in Big Diamond ^'i'^l'^^o^^'^^'^ 
Pond and Nathan Pond in the county of Coos, from the first day of Nathan ponds 
September to the twentieth day of May each year. Provided hoiv- 
ever, that fish of lawful size may be taken with a fly on Big Dia- 
mond Pond in Coos county during the month of September each 
year. 

Sect. 2. That all fishing is hereby prohibited in Little Diamond DUmo^d'^'pond"'^ 
Pond in the county of Coos, except that fish of lawful size may be regulated. 
taken from June first to October first of each year. 

Sect. 3. Any person who violates a provision of this act shall Penalty. 
be fined ten dollars for each offense, and five dollars additional for 
each fish taken or possessed in violation thereof. 

Sect. 4. Chapter 115, Laws of 1919 and all acts or parts of acts Repealing clause, 
inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April X2, 1921.] 



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1921 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF DEER. 



Section 

1. Owner or keeper of lumber camp 
shall not use, etc., or have deer 
in possession. 



Section 

2. Penalty. 

3. Takes effect 



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

Owner or keeper SECTION 1. No owiiei' 01' keeper of any camp used principally in 

of lumber camp . . . '■ i ■ i n t^ -' 

shall not use, lumDering operations m or about which nve or more persons are 

in 'possession. ^ employed, and no persons connected with or employed in or about 
such camp, shall use, consume, permit to be served or used as food, 
store or have in possession at any time in, at or about such camp, 
any deer or part thereof ; but this act shall not apply to any hotel, 
boarding house or camp principally devoted to the public enter- 
tainment of guests. 

Penalty. SECT. 2. Any persoii violating the provisions of this act shall 

be fined one hundred dollars for each violation. 

paSaV*'^*''^' °" Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 93. 



AN act to regulate THE ISSUING OF HUNTING LICENSES. 

Section 1. Hunting license may be refused if applicant unsuitable person; ap- 
iseal; revocation or suspension of license. 

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



Hunting license 
may be refused 
il applicant 
unsuitable per- 
son; appeal; 
revocation or 
suspension of 
license. 



Section 1. Amend section 55, chapter 133, Laws of 1915, as 
amended by section 20, chapter 184, Laws of 1917, and chapter 
146, Laws of 1919, by adding at the end of -said section two new 
paragraphs, (e) and (f), which shall read as follows: (e) The 
commission and its agents shall refuse to issue any license to hunt 
if it appears that the applicant is not a suitable person to carry 
firearms. Any person who has been refused a license by an agent 
shall have a right of appeal to the commission whose decision, 
given after hearing, shall be final, (f) The commission may order 



1921] Chapter 94. 161 

any license issued to any person, under the provisions of this act, 
to be suspended or revoked, after due hearing, for any cause that 
it may deem sufficient, and the said commission may order the sus- 
pension of any license of any person in its discretion, and without 
hearing, and may order the license delivered to the commission or 
its representative whenever it has reason to believe that the holder 
thereof is physically or mentally an improper or incompetent per- 
son to carry firearms, or is handling firearms improperly or so as 
to endanger human life or property, but such suspension shall not 
be for a longer period than fifteen days unless the commission, 
after investigation and hearing, so determine. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF FISH AND GAME WARDENS. 

Section 1. Salaries of fish and game wai-dens shall be fixed by commission. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 71, chapter 133, Laws of 1915, by salaries of fish 
striking out the whole of said section 71 and inserting in place wardens shaii bo 
thereof a new section 71 to read as follows : Sect. 71. The salary commission, 
of the fish and game wardens shall be fixed by the commission but 
shall not exceed fifteen hundred dollars per year and their neces- 
sary expenses when continuously employed, and four dollars per 
day when not continuously employed for a period longer than two 
weeks. Deputy fish and game wardens shall receive not more than 
four dollars per day when officially employed. 

[Approved April 12. 1921.] 



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CHAPTER 95. 



[1921 



.\N ACT TO AMEND THE PRIMARY AND ELECTION LAWS. 



Conflicting election petitions: sup- 
plementary petitions. 

Declarations of candidacy and pri- 
mary petitions, when to be filed. 

Nomination papers, when to be 
filed. 



Sectiox 

4. Sealed packages of ballots to be 
delivered by city and town clerks 
to election officers ; cards of in- 
struction: unofficial ballots. 



e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genered' Court convened: 



Conflicting elec- 
tion petitions; 
supplementary 
petitions. 



Declarations of 
candidacy and 
primary peti- 
tions, when 
to be filed. 



Nomination 
papers, when 
to be filed. 



Section 1. Amend paragraph (5) section 8, chapter 153, Laws 
of 1909, as inserted by section 4, chapter 179, Laws of 1913, by 
striking out the word "eighteen" in the tenth line and inserting 
in place thereof the word twenty-one, and by striking out the 
word "twenty" in the twelfth line and inserting in place thereof 
the word twenty-four, so that said paragraph as amended shall 
read as follows: (5) In case a voter has signed two or more con- 
flicting primary petitions, all such conflicting petitions shall be 
rejected. The officer with whom primary petitions are filed 
shall immediately, on their receipt, proceed to examine the 
same, and ascertain whether they conform to the provisions of this 
law. If found not to conform thereto, or to be conflicting, he 
shall then and there in writing on said petition state the reason 
why such petition cannot be accepted, and shall within twenty- 
four hours return the same to the candidate in whose behalf it 
was filed. In such case, supplementary petitions may be filed, but 
not later than twenty-one days before the primary for those to be 
filed with the secretary of state, and all others twenty-four days. 

Sect. 2. Amend paragraph (7), section 8, chapter 153, Laws 
of 1909, as inserted by section 4, chapter 179, Laws of 1913, by 
striking out the word "twenty-one" in the second line thereof 
and inserting in place thereof the word twenty-four, and by 
striking out the word "twenty-four" in the third line and insert- 
ing in place thereof the word twenty-seven, so that said 
paragraph as amended sliall read as follows: (7) Declarations 
of candidacy and primary petitions to be filed with the secretary 
of state shall be filed not less than twenty-four days before the date 
of the primary, and all others twenty-seven days, except as pro- 
vided in paragraph (5) of this section. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 6, chapter 78, Laws of 1897, by strik- 
ing out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing : Sect. 6. Nomination papers shall be filed with the secretary 
of state as follows : Thirty days prior to the day of election in 
case of candidates to be voted for bv the voters of the entire state. 



1921] Chapter 95. 163 

and twenty-three days in case of all other nomhiations. The nnm- 
ber of days herein given shall include Sundays, and shall end on 
the day before election at six o'clock in the afternoon. And where 
a nomination has been made as aforesaid or where a candidate 
has duly filed according to law for a primary election no with- 
drawal or declination of a candidate shall be accepted by the 
secretary of state subsequent to the last dates for filing as here- 
inbefore stated. Provided, lioivever, that in case of the death 
of any candidate to be voted for at any primary or general elec- 
tion, between the date of nomination or filing and the day of 
election, a new candidate may be substituted under the authority 
of the proper committee as the law provides, whose name shall 
be printed upon the ballots if they have not been printed, but if 
they have been printed, and time will permit, the secretary of 
state may cause adhesive slips or pasters with the name of the 
substitute candidate thereon, to be printed, or authorize the same 
to be done, and send or cause the same to be sent to the various 
town or city clerks representing the territory wherein the deceased 
candidate was to be voted for. Said town or city clerks shall 
deliver said slips or pasters to the election officers before the 
opening of the polls, who shall paste them in the proper place on 
the ballot before it is handed to the voter. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 13, chapter 78, Laws of 1897, bv strik- «?<->j'^d packages 

^ r ^ 1 .' of ballots to be 

ing out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the follow- delivered by city 

• '< -I r> mi 1 • 1 11 1 n T T ^lul town clerks 

ing : Sect. 13. The several city and town clerks shall deliver to election 
to the election officers, before the opening of the polls on the of instruction^ 
day of any election held under this chapter, the sealed packages of '"'°*'''^ ^''"''*'- 
ballots in their possession. At the opening of the polls in each 
town or ward, the seal of the packages sliall ])e publicly broken 
by the ward or town clerk and the ballots shall be delivered by 
hira to the ballot clerks hereinafter j)rovided for. The cards of 
instruction shall be immediately posted at or in each marking 
shelf or compartment provided in accordance with the provisions 
of this chapter for the marking of ballots, and not less than three 
such cards shall be immediately posted in or about the polling 
room, outside the guard rails. If from any cause the official bal- 
lots have not been received at the polling place of any town or 
ward on the morning of election and before the opening of the 
polls, or in case the supply of ballots shall become exhausted 
during the process of balloting and before the polls are closed, it 
shall be the duty of the town or city clerk as the ease may be, to 
cause unofficial ballots to be prepared substantially as far as may 
be in form of the official ballots, and upon receipt of such unofficial 
ballots from him accompanied by a statement under oath that the 
same liave been so prepared, and that the official ballots have so 
failed to be received or that the supply of official ballots has be- 



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[1921 



come exhausted, the election officers sliall cause tlie unofficial 
ballots so substituted to be used in lieu of the official ballots, in 
order that no voter shall be deprived of the right to vote for the 
lack of a ballot. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 96. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 8, CHAPTER 78 OP THE LAWS OF 1897, IN 
RELATION TO CAUCUSES AND ELECTIONS. 



Cities holding election on day other 
than that of biennial state elec- 
tions how far governed by Laws 
1897, chapter 78. Towns may 
adopt its provisions. 



Section 

2. Repealing cla 
passage. 



ise; takes effect on 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Bepresentativcs in 
General Court convened; 



Cities holding 
election on day 
other than that 
of biennial state 
elections how 
far governed by 
Laws 1897, ch. 
78. Towns may 
adopt its 
provisions. 



Repealing claus 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 8, chapter 78, Laws of 1897, by 
striking out all of said section 8 and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 8. Cities holding their election on a day other 
than the day of the biennial state elections, in the choice of city 
and ward officers shall be governed by the provisions of this act, 
so far as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of their 
charters. Towns holding their elections on a day other than the 
day of the biennial state elections, in the election of town officers 
chosen by ballot, may adopt the provisions of this act, so far as 
they are applicable to town elections. In such cases the liallots 
shall be prepared by the city or town clerk, and printed at the 
expense of such city or town, and the time for filing certificates 
of nominations and nomination papers shall be at least six days 
prior to the day of election. Towns having voted to adopt such 
provisions may rescind the vote by which they were adopted. 

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



[Approved April 12, 1921. 



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165 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 92 OF THE LAWS OF 1919 RELAT- 
ING TO BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 



Laws 1919, chapter 92, sections 
1, 5. 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 
17. 28, 29, 36, 3T, 38, 40 stru?k 
out and substitutions therefor 
made. 

Detinitions of terms used in act. 

Stock without par value, how 
authorized, and number of shares. 

Proceedings at organization meet- 
ing, minimum number of di- 
rectors. 

Clerk, how chosen ; tenure of 
office. 

Amount and classes of stock: when 
and how fi.xed; restrictions on 
transfer; voting rights. 

Issue of stock for various consid- 
erations regulated; classes of 
stock and incidental powers; cer- 
tificates, what to contain. 

Record of organization, what to 
contain; penalty, and civil lia- 
bility for false statement. 

Certificate of incorporation ; form, 
approval by attorney-general and 
eflfect of; corporate e.xistence be- 
gins when. 

Incorporators: ])owers and duties 
of; cease when. 



Capital stock; how issued; for 
what consideration ; liability of 
officers if wrongfully issued; if 
properly issued is full paid and 
non-assessable. 

Powers of stockholders as to in- 
crease or reduction of cajjital 
stock ; classes of stock ; corporate 
name; nature and pla^e of busi- 
ness; dissolution, and disposi- 
tion of assets; provisions in arti- 
cles of agreement, etc., authoriz- 
ing voting without regard to class 
of stock. 

Amendments in articles of agree- 
ment or rejord of organization by 
stockholders; how and where 
recorded, and when to take ef- 
fect. 

Annual returns, when and where 
filed: fee: procedure on failure to 
file; penalty; false statement in, 
penalty for. 

Fees. 

Annual license ta.\. 

Existing corporations may adopt 
and become subject to this act: 
procedure, certificate, effect of; 
saving clause; penal and civil lia- 
bility for false statement. 

Takes effect upon May 15, 1921. 



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



Section 1. Chapter 92 of the Laws of 1919 relating to business Laws i9i9. ch. 
corporations is hereby amended by striking out section 1, section lo] 12, is, '14! 
5, section 9. section 10, section 12, section 13, section 14, section 09; It] 37,' tl'. 
15, section 16, section 17, section 28, section 29, section 36, section tn'/i^stitStions 
37, section 38 and section 40, and inserting in place of said sec- therefor made, 
tions respectively the following sections, namely : 

Section 1. This act may be cited as the Business Corporation Definitions of 
Law. The term "business corporation'-' as used in this act shall |n'''^gt/^®^'^ 
mean any corporation having a capital stock and established for 
the purpose of carrying on business for profit. The words "such 
corporation" in this act shall mean a business corporation organ- 
ized under this act or M-hich may become subject to its provisions 
in the manner hereinafter provided. Voluntary business corpora- 
tions shall hereafter be organized only in accordance with the pro- 



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Stock without 
par value, 
how authorized, 
and number of 
shares. 



Proceedin 
organization 
meeting, mini 
mum number 
of directors. 



at 



Clerk, how 
chosen ; tenure 
of office. 



Amount and 
classes of stock; 
when and how 
fixed ; restric- 
tions on trans- 



visions of this act. The term ''organization meeting" shall mean 
the first meeting of the incorporators and any adjournments 
thereof. 

Sect. 5. Any such corporation may issue shares of stock with 
or without nominal or par value. Every share of such stock with- 
out nominal or par value shall be equal to every other share except 
as may be provided in the votes authorizing the issue thereof. The 
number of such shares shall not be less than ten. 

Stock without nominal or par value may be authorized by the 
articles of agreement or by vote or votes of the incorporators at 
the organization meeting ; and if not so authorized such stock may 
be authorized by vote or votes of the stockholders at a meeting 
duly called for the purpose. Unless otherwise provided in the 
articles of agreement or in the vote or votes authorizing different 
classes of stock and defining their voting powers, the affirmative 
action of the holders of two-thirds of each class of stock present 
and represented by proxy and voting shall be requisite to authorize 
such stock. The incorporators at the organization meeting or the 
stockholders subsequently authorizing such stock may by their 
vote or votes define the time or times of issuing such stock, the 
amount or amounts thereof and the consideration to be received 
therefor or may authorize the stockholders or directors to deter- 
mine said matters, subject to such conditions and restrictions as 
may be set forth in such vote or votes. 

Sect. 9. At the organization meeting the incorporators shall 
effect an organization by the choice of a temporary clerk, by the 
adoption of by-laws, by the election of a treasurer, a permanent 
clerk, a board of not less than three directors and such other offi- 
cers as may be prescribed by the by-laws. The temporary clerk 
shall be sworn and shall hold office and perform the duties of clerk 
until the final adjournment of the organization meeting and until 
the permanent clerk shall have qualified. 

Sect. 10. Every such corporation shall have a clerk who shall 
be chosen by the incorporators at the organization meeting and 
shall take office immediately following the final adjournment 
thereof or as soon thereafter as he shall qualify, and shall there- 
after be chosen annually by the stockholders or in such other man- 
ner as the articles of agreement or by-laws may prescribe, and shall 
be and continue an inhabitant of this state and keep his office there- 
in ; he shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties and shall 
hold office for one year and until his successor shall be chosen and 
cjualified, provided^ however, that the clerk first chosen shall hold 
office until the first annual meeting and until his successor shall be 
chosen and qualified. 

Sect. 12. At the organization meeting the incorporators shall 
determine the amount of capital stock then to be issued and the 
restrictions, if any, upon the transfer of the shares. If two or 



1921] Chapter 97. 167 

more kinds or classes of stock are authorized by such meeting, the f ^r^ joti^^s 
classification and the terms upon which the several classes are to 
be created shall be determined, and the respective rights of the 
holders of shares of the different kinds or classes including voting 
rights, shall be clearly set forth. 

Sect. 13. At the organization meeting the incorporators shall J«^.^^^o*|^^fg°'='' 
determine by suitable votes the amount of stock with nominal or considerations 
par value to be paid for in cash, the amount thereof to be paid for classes of stock 

■f ■ T p • 1 • 1 ^'^d incidental 

m property, or issued lor services, expenses, or other eonsidera- powers; certifi- 
tion. If any part of the capital stock with nominal or par value isj'o ^contlin. 
to be issued for real estate, a description in sufficient detail to 
permit its identification and the amount of stock to be issued there- 
for shall be' stated in the vote authorizing such issue ; if any part 
of such capital stock is to be issued for personal property, it shall 
be described in like detail and the amount of stock to be issued 
therefor shall be so stated ; if any part of such capital stock is to . 
be issued for services or expenses, the nature of such services and 
expenses and the amount of stock to be issued therefor shall be so 
stated; if any part of such capital stock is to be issued for any 
other consideration, the nature thereof and the amount of stock to 
be issued therefor shall be so set forth in reasonable detail. 

Stock without nominal or par value may be issued for such con- 
sideration as the incorporators at the organization meeting may 
determine, or for such consideration as the stockholders or di- 
rectors may determine, in pursuance of the vote or votes authoriz- 
ing such stock ; and such stock may be divided into different classes 
with such designations, voting powers, restrictions or qualifications 
as may be set forth in the vote or votes authorizing the issue 
thereof, provided, however, that all such stock shall be subordi- 
nate to the preferences given to preferred stock with nominal or 
par value, if any. 

In case any law requires that the par value of shares of stock 
be stated, it shall be stated in lieu thereof with respect to shares 
without nominal or par value that they are without par value, and 
wherever the amount of stock authorized or issued is required to 
be stated, the number of shares without par value authorized or 
issued shall be stated and it shall also be stated that such shares 
are without par value. 

Every certificate for shares without nominal or par value shall 
have plainly written or printed upon its face the number of shares 
which it represents and no such certificate shall express any nomi- 
nal or par value of such shares. 

Sect. 14. A record of organization shall be prepared which Record of or- 

^ . „ ganization, what 

shall contain the original or a true copy of the articles of agree- to contain; 
ment, the names and addresses of the officers and directors, and the civii liability for 
original or a true copy attested by the clerk or temporary clerk ^ ^® statement. 
of the record of the organization meeting and any adjournments 



168 Chapter 97. [1921 

thereof, and to which shall be attached an affidavit signed and 
sworn to by the treasurer and a majority of the directors elected 
at such organization meeting stating that such record of organ- 
ization contains the original or a true copy of the articles of agree- 
ment, the names and addresses of the officers and directors and 
the original or a true copy attested by the clerk or temporary 
clerk of such organization meeting and any adjournments thereof. 
Such affidavit shall also contain a statement that the consideration 
for which stock with nominal or par value is to be issued in accord- 
ance with such record of organization, is to the best of the knowl- 
edge, information and belief of the officers signing the same, of 
■ actual value in money equal to the par value of the stock to be issued 
therefor. In case the articles of agreement or any action taken at 
the organization meeting shall be amended by the incorporators 
before any stock shall have been issued, a new record of organiza- 
tion as thus amended and a new affidavit containing the same data 
as above provided for shall be prepared and executed by the same 
officers respectively in the same manner as in the case of the orig- 
inal record, and such new record of organization shall thereafter 
constitute the record of organization for such corporation. Any 
person who shall subscribe or make oath to any certificate pro- 
vided for by this section, which shall contain any false statement, 
known by such person to be false, shall upon conviction thereof 
be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars or imprisoned not 
exceeding five years or both, and shall also be individually liable 
to any stockholder of the corporation or other person for actual 
damages caused by or sustained by reason of such false statement. 
Sect. 15. The record of organization shall be submitted to the 
attorney-general or assistant attorney-general who shall examine 
genel-arand ^'^^ samc, and who may require such amendment thereof or such 
effect of; additional information as he may consider necessary. If he finds 

corporate exist- -i p t . • r. i ' 

ence begins when, that such rccord coutomis to the provisions of the preceding sec- 
tions relative to the organization of the corporation he shall so 
certify and endorse his approval thereon. Thereupon the record 
of organization and the endorsement thereon shall, upon payment 
of the fee hereinafter provided for, be recorded in the office of the 
secretary of state, who shall thereupon issue a certificate of incor- 
poration in the following form : 

State of New Hampshire 

Be it known that whereas (the names of the subscribers 
to the articles of agreement) have associated themselves 
with the intention of forming a corporation under the 
name of (the name of the corporation) for the puri)ose 
(the purpose or purposes declared in the articles of agree- 



Certificate of 
corporation ; 
form, approval 



1921] Chapter 97. 169 

ment) with a capital stock consisting of (the amount 
authorized by the articles of agreement, with a statement 
of the kind or kinds and the several classes into which 
the stock is divided and their respective amounts, and the 
amount of such stock of each kind or class to be then 
issued) and have complied with the provisions of the 
statutes of this state in such case made and provided as 
appears from the record of organization of said corpora- 
tion duly approved by the attorney-general or assistant 
attorney-general and recorded in this office ; now there- 
fore I (the name of the secretary), secretary of state 
of New Hampshire, do hereby certify that said (names 
of the subscribers to the articles of agreement) their as- 
sociates and successors, are legally organized and estab- 
lished as and are hereby made, an existing corporation 
under the name of (name of the corporation), with the 
powers, rights and privileges, and subject to the limi- 
tations, duties and restrictions, which by law appertain 
thereto. 

Witness my official signature hereunto sul)scribed and 
the seal of the state of New Hampshire hereunto affixed 
this .... day of .... in the year (the date 
of depositing the record of organization). 

The secretary shall sign the certificate of incorporation and cause 
the seal of the state to be thereunto affixed, and such certificate 
shall have the force and effect of a special charter. The existence 
of every corporation organized under this act shall begin upon the 
depositing of the record of organization in the office of the secre- 
tary of state for record, and payment of the fee hereinafter pro- 
vided for. The secretary of state shall also cause a record of the 
certifir-ate of incorporation to be made, and such certificate or such 
record, or a certified copy thereof shall be conclusive evidence of 
the existence of such corporation. 

Sect. 16. Until the capital stock to be presentlv issued as set incorporators; 

^ ' • .IT powers and 

fortli in the votes of the incorporators as hereinbefore provided diities of.- 
shall have been issued, the incorporators shall continue to exercise 
the powers of the corporation and may hold meetings in accord- 
ance with the provisions of the by-laws or upon waiver of notice 
signed by all the incorporators or in accordance with the adjourn- 
ment of a previous meeting, and either directly or through the 
board of directors may provide for the issue of capital stock in 
accordance with the record of organization. When such stock shall 
have been so issued, the powers, duties and liabilities of the incor- 
porators as such shall cease and the powers of the corporation shall 
thereafter vest in the stockholders. 



pai 
non-assessable 



170 Chapter 97. [1921 

Capital stock; Sect. 17. Capital stock may be issued for cash, property, real 

how issued; for '^ "^ . o, ■ i • 

what considera- or personal, riglits, franchises, services or expenses. Stock withm 
officers if the limits authorized by the articles of agreement as originally 

issued;^ if adopted Or as amended may be issued from time to time subsequent 

FuiTpaid 'anT*^ '^ to the issuc Specifically provided for by the record of organization, 
by majority vote of the stockholders as provided in section 28, or 
by such other vote of stockholders or by vote of the directors as 
may be provided in the articles of agreement or in votes passed at 
the organization meeting, or in the vote or votes increasing the 
authorized limits ; provided such votes to issue additional stock 
shall not be inconsistent with the record of organization and shall 
set forth the same facts with respect to such additional issue as are 
required by section 13 with respect to the original issue. An affi- 
davit signed and sworn to by the treasurer and a majority of the 
directors setting forth: (a) the total amount of capital stock 
authorized; (b) the amount of stock already issued; (c) the 
amount of additional stock to be issued and the consideration 
therefor; (d) true copies of the votes relating to the issue of such 
additional stock; and (e) a statement with respect to the consid- 
eration to be paid for stock with nominal or par value such as i-s 
required in section 14 with respect to the original issue of such 
stock, shall be recorded in the office of the secretary of state, and 
such additional stock shall not be issued until such affidavit has 
been deposited for record. Any corporation which shall issue such 
additional stock or any part thereof and any officer of such cor- 
poration who shall sign a certificate of any such additional stock 
before said affidavit is so deposited for record and any treasurer or 
director who shall sign and make oath to any such affidavit, con- 
taining any statement known to him to be false, shall be civilly 
and criminally liable in the same manner and to the same extent 
as for false statements made in the affidavit required to be attached 
to the record of organization as provided in section 14; provided, 
however, that the attorney-general may forbear or cause to be dis- 
continued any such criminal proceedings at any time upon being 
satisfied that the act was not wilful. No stock shall at any time 
be issued unless the cash, or the property, rights, franchises, serv- 
ices or expenses for which it has been authorized to be issued, shall 
have been actually received, conveyed, transferred, rendered to, or 
incurred by the corporation; and the president, treasurer and 
directors shall be jointly and severally liable to any stockholder 
of the corporation for actual damages caused to him by violation of 
this provision. Capital stock actually issued for the consideration 
stated in the votes incorporated in the record of organization or 
the affidavit required in the case of stock subsequently issued shall 
be full paid and no holder thereof shall be liable to any further 
call or liability by reason of his ownership thereof. 



1921] Chapter 97. 171 



Sect. 28. Any such corporation, at 



stockholders 



the purpose, may by vote of the holders of a majority of the stock as t°^J^"^^rease^ 

present or represented by proxy and voting at the meeting, or if capital stock; 

two or more kinds or classes of stock have been issued, by vote of corporate name- 

the holders of a majority of each kind or class outstanding andgf b'usinelt; ^''""^ 

entitled to vote and present or represented by proxy and voting ^j^^'^.'^^iH^JJ' ^^""^ 

at the meeting, authorize an increase or a reduction of its a^^thor-^^^sets;_^prov^^^^ 

ized capital stock and determine the terms of and manner of the of asreement, 

1 • 1 (• 1 ^^'^■^ author- 

disposition of such increased stock, may authorize a change oi theizmg voting 

location of its principal office or place of business or a change of to class 

the par value of the shares of its capital stock with nominal or"^ ^^°'^^- 

par value, or a change in the number of shares without nominal 

or par value, or a sale of its assets for cash, and may authorize 

proceedings for its dissolution under the provisions of section 33. 

Any such corporation, at a meeting duly called for the purpose, 
may by vote of the holders of two-thirds of the stock present or 
represented by proxy and voting at the meeting, or if two or more 
kinds or classes of stock have been issued, by vote of the holders 
of two-thirds of each kind or class of stock outstanding and enti- 
tled to vote and present or represented by proxy and voting at the 
meeting, or by a larger vote if the articles of agreement so require, 
change its corporate name, the nature and purposes of its business, 
the classes of its capital stock, the kinds and classes of its capital 
stock subsequently to be issued and their voting power, or make 
any other lawful amendment or alteration in its articles of agree- 
ment or record of organization, or may sell, lease or exchange all 
its property and assets, including its good will and its corporate 
franchise upon such terms and conditions as it deems expedient. 

Any such corporation may, by its articles of agreement or in the 
vote or votes authorizing the issue of different classes of stock, pro- 
vide that the majority or two-thirds or other proportion of stock- 
holders' vote required under the provisions of this section or any 
other section of this chapter may be determined Avithout regard 
to class of stock entitled to vote. 

Sect. 29. A record of amendment signed and sworn to by the Amendments in 
treasurer and a majority of the directors shall within thirty days menVor° record 
after such meeting be prepared, setting forth true copies of the vote ,"y "stockholders ; 
or votes effecting such amendment or alteration, and stating that it '!°J^i.^"jf Ind^ 
or they have been duly adopted by the stockholders. Such record '^^'i^en to take 
shall be submitted to the attorney-general or assistant attorney- 
general who shall examine it in the same manner as the original 
record of organization. If he finds that it conforms to the require- 
ments of law, he shall so certify and endorse his approval thereon, 
and such record and the endorsement thereon, shall thereupon be 
recorded in the office of the secretary of state, upon payment of 
the fee hereinafter provided for. No amendment or alteration of 



172 Chapter 97. [1921 

the articles of agreement or record of organization shall take effect 
until said record of amendment shall have been deposited for 
record as aforesaid and the fee therefor shall have been paid. 
Annual returns. Sect. 36. Evcrv sucli Corporation, except public utility or other 

when and where . ,. , tit • 

filed; fee; pro- corporatLOUs makmg annual returns to the public service commis- 
to*^fi[e; °penau'>s'^sion, shall auiiually, on or before March 1 of each year, make a 
in!^%enaitT^for. I'ctum ill Writing to the secretary of state upon blanks to be fur- 
nished by him upon request, said returns to be signed by and under 
the oath of the president or a vice-president and of the treasurer 
or an assistant treasurer of the corporation, and to state the 
amount of its authorized capital stock, the amount, number of 
shares and the par value thereof, if any, of its stock issued and out- 
standing, the amount of all indebtedness due to and from the 
corporation, the value of all its property and assets as appearing 
on its books, or so far as the same can be otherwise ascertained, as 
existing on the first day of the preceding January, and the name 
and post office address of its clerk. Every such corporation shall 
pay to the secretary of state, with such annual return, a filing fee 
of five dollars. The secretarr of state shall, on or after March 2 of 
each year, notify by registered mail, postage paid, every such cor- 
poration which shall fail to file the annual return or pay the filing 
fee required by this section, by a written or printed notice of such 
failure, said notice to be addressed to such corporation in care of 
its clerk at the address appearing upon the records in the office 
of the secretary of state, and to contain a copy of this section. 
It shall be the duty of every such corporation to make or cause to 
be made within thirty days after the date of mailing such notice 
the return and payment of filing fee provided by this section and 
also payment of an additional notification fee of five dollars ; and 
any such corporation which shall wilfully neglect or fail to perform 
said duty, shall, upon conviction, be fined not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. Any person who shall subscribe or make oath to any 
such return containing any false statement, known to such person 
to be false, shall upon conviction thereof be fined not exceeding 
five thousand dollars or imprisoned not exceeding five years or 
both. All fees and fines collected under the provisions of this act 
shall be paid to the secretary of state and hy him paid into the 
state treasury. 
Fees. Sect. 37. The fee for recording the record of organization re- 

quired by section 14, including the issuing by the secretary of 
state of the certificate of incorporation, shall be: 

When the authorized capital stock does not exceed $10,000, $10. 

When such authorized capital stock exceeds $10,000, but does not 
exceed $50,000, $25. 

When such authorized capital stock exceeds $50,000, but does 
not exceed $250,000, $100. 



1921] Chapter 97. 173 

When such authorized capital stock exceeds $250,000, but does 
not exceed $500,000, $150. 

When such authorized capital stock exceeds $500,000, but does 
not exceed $1,000,000, $250. 

For each additional $100,000 above $1,000,000, $10. 

The fee for recording the record of amendment required by sec- 
tion 29, providing for an increase of the capital stock, shall be such 
sum as when added to the fees paid at the time of the original 
authorization and prior increase, if any, will make the total fees 
accord with the foregoing schedule. 

The fee for recording any certificate required by section 17 and 
any record of amendment required by section 29 which does not 
embody an increase of the authorized capital stock shall be five 
dollars. 

For the purposes of this section and the following section, but 
for no other purposes, stock without nominal or par value shall be 
deemed to be of the value of fifty dollars per share. 

Sect. 38. For the privilege of continuing its corporate fran— ^^^^ai i'<=ense 
ehise, every such corporation shall pay annually to the secretary 
of state, at the time of making its annual return, a fee equal to 
one-fourth the amount paid upon filing its original record of or- 
ganization plus one-fourth of additional payments for increases 
in its authorized capital stock, if any, provided, however, that such 
annual fee shall not be less than five dollars nor more than one 
hundred dollars, and provided, further, that this annual fee shall 
not be required of any such corporation which on March 1 of any 
year shall not have been incorporated more than six months. Pay- 
ment shall be enforced in the same manner provided in section 36 
for the filing fee upon filing annual returns. 

Sect. 40. Every corporation chartered by the legislature oi\fo''af"^^ay''S?" 
organized under the laws of this state, whose objects of?nd become sub- 

. ° . - , . T ' , . ject to this act; 

incorporation are such as may be exercised by a business corpo- procedure, certifi- 
ation under the provisions of this act, may avail itself of the saving clause': 
provisions of this act and may bring itself and its stockholders. ]]X/ity"fl)r*'""^ 
directors and officers under its provisions so far -as applicable, by^^'^'^ statement. 
vote of holders of two-thirds of its stock present and voting at a 
meeting duly called for the purpose, adopting the provisions of 
this act, and by complying with the other provisions of this sec- 
tion. The corporation shall cause a copy of the vote adopting the 
provisions of this act, attested by its clerk, to be recorded in the 
office of the secretary of state, together with a certificate signed 
and sworn to by its president and treasurer and at least a majority 
of its directors, setting forth (a) the total amount of its capital 
stock authorized; (b) the amount of its stock already issued for 
cash; (c) the amount of its stock already issued fur property and 
other consideration, and a description of such property and other 



174 Chapter 97. [1921 

consideration in snfficient detail to permit its identification, and 
the value, thereof at the time such stock was issued; (d) a balance 
sheet showing its assets and liabilities at the close of its last fiscal 
year. Said corporation shall also record with the secretary of state 
a supplementary statement of any other niaterial facts which may 
be required by the attorney-general or the assistant attorney- 
general. It shall be the duty of the attorney-general or assistant 
attorney-general within thirty days after the filing of such certifi- 
cate or supplementary statement, to examine the charter or articles 
of association of the corporation, the copy of the vote adopting the 
provisions of this act, and the certificate and supplementary state- 
ment provided for by this section, and if the facts therein stated 
show that the outstanding stock of the corporation has been fully 
paid in, in cash or in property or other consideration, and that the 
objects of the corporation are such as may be exercised by a busi- 
ness corporation under the provisions of this act, he shall record 
his certificate thereof with the secretary of state. The corporation 
shall thereupon pay to the secretary of state a certification fee 
determined by its total authorized capital stock at the rate pre- 
scribed in section 37 ; and upon and after the payment of such fee, 
the corporation, and its stockholders, officers and directors shall be 
entitled to the powers, privileges and immunities and be subject 
to the duties, liabilities and. obligations provided by this act and 
not otherwise, in all respects as if said Corporation were organized 
under the provisions hereof on the date of such payment ; provided, 
however, that any liability of such corporation or its stockholders, 
officers or directors or any of them, existing on said date, under or 
by virtue of any other law or statute of this state, shall not be 
affected. Any person who shall subscribe or make oath to any 
certificate provided for by this section, which shall contain any 
false statement, known by such person to be false, shall upon con- 
viction thereof be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars or im- 
prisoned not exceeding five years or both, and shall also be indi- 
vidually liable to any stockholder of the corporation or other per- 
son for actual damages caused by or sustained by reason of such 
false statement. 
Takes effect upon Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon Mav 15, 1921. 

May 15, 1921. 

[Approved April 12, 1921 ] 



1921] Chapter 98. 175 

CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMjENT OF CHAPTER 57, LAWS OF 1919, IN RELATION 
TO 'the trade names of INDIVIDUALS, PARTNERS AND OTHERS. 



:;tiox 

1. Title of Laws 1919. chapter 57 

changed. 

2. Registration of partnership or busi- 

ness name: duty of sei-retary of 
state. 



SECTION" 

3. Renumbering of chapter. 

4. Registration not permitted under 

name previously registered by 
another person. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it fuacted hij the Senate and House of Reijresentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. The title of eliapter 57 of the Laws of 1919 is hereby Title of Laws 

' 1919 ch 57 

amended by striking out all the words after the word " relation" changed. ' 
in the title of said act and substituting therefor the words to part- 
nership aud business name registration, so that the title of said act 
as amended shall read An Act in relation to partnership and busi- 
ness name registration. 

Sect. 2. Section 4 of said chapter 57, Laws of 1919, is hereby Reg^st^ration of 
amended by adding after the word "act" in the last line thereof , business name; 
the following: Whenever the secretary of state shall have reason o? stat'e. 
to believe that a person, copartnership or association has not filed 
a certificate in accordance with the provisions of this act, he shall 
forthwith send to such person, copartnership or association a blank 
certificate and shall demand that filing be made. If no reply 
thereto be received within fifteen days thereafter he shall mail a 
second request, so marked, and if no reply be received or registra- 
tion made within thirty days thereafter the secretary of state shall 
certify the facts to the attorney-general, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: Sect. 4. The secretary of state 
shall keep a suitable file or record of such certificates, and the filing 
fee for each certificate shall be one dollar. The secretary of state 
shall prepare blanks for such certificates, and shall on request fur- 
nish such blanks to persons, copartnerships or associations subject 
to the provisions of this act. Whenever the secretary of state shall 
have reason to believe that a person, copartnership or association 
has not filed a certificate in accordance with the provisions of this 
act, he shall forthwith send to such person, copartnership or asso- 
ciation a blank certificate and shall demand that filing be made. 
If no reply thereto be received within fifteen days thereafter he 
shall mail a second request, so marked, and if no reply be received 
or registration made within thirty days thereafter the secretary 
of state shall certify the facts to the attorney-general. 

Sect. 3. Section 7 of said chapter is hereby amended by re- RenumberinK 
numbering said section, section 8. ° '^ ^^"^ ^^' 



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1921 



Registration not 
permitted usder 
name previously 
registered by 
another person. 



Takes effect on 

passage. 



Sect. 4. Said chapter is further amended by inserting a new- 
section as follows: Sect. 7. Upon receipt of any certificate of a 
person, copartnership or association under this act, the secretary 
of state shall at once compare the trade or firm name thus pre- 
sented with such as shall have been previously registered from the 
city or town in wdiich the new registrant is located. If it is the 
same as the name or names under which any person, copartnership 
or association has previously registered and is actively engaged in 
business in the same town or city, then said secretary of state shall 
decline to permit such registration and shall require said person, 
copartnership or association to adopt and register some other trade 
or partnership name or business style. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 99. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 7, CHAPTER 47, LAWS OF 1913, RELATING TO 
THE CONSTRUCTION OF DAMS. 



Section 

1. Commission to inspect dams. E> 
peuses chargeable to owners. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Commission ti 
inspect dams. 
Expenses 
chargeable to 
owners. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 7, chapter 47, Laws of 1913, by in- 
serting after the words "by this act" the following words includ- 
ing the salaries of the regular employees of the commission for the 
time actually devoted to w^ork necessary to be done to make said 
inspection, so that said section as amended will read as follows: 
Sect. 7. The expense of any inspection authorized by this act in- 
cluding the salaries of the regular employees of the commission for 
the time actually devoted to w^ork necessary to be done to make 
said inspection shall be paid to the commission by the owners of 
the dam in connection with which it is incurred. All sums so re- 
ceived shall be paid into the state treasury, and shall be added to 
the appropriation available for the use of the commission in the 
employment of experts. If any owner shall not promptly pay the 
expense of such inspection w'hen requested by the commission, it 
may be collected in an action of assumpsit to be brought by the 
attorney-general in the name of the state. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapters 100. 101. 



177 



CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 50, SECTION 2, OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO POWERS OF CITY COUNCILS, BY STRIKING OUT SECTION 2 
AND INSERTING IN PLACE THEREOF A NEW SECTION. 



Section 

1. City councils, power of, to provide 
for appointment or election of all 
necessary officers. 



Section 

2. Takes effect 



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

Section 1. Amend chapter 50, section 2, of the Public Statutes city councils, 

, . „ . , . . . -. power of, to 

relating to powers of city councils by striking out section 2 and provide for 
inserting in place thereof the following : Sect. 2. The city conn- eiect/on'^o? ai^ 
cils shall have the power to provide for the appointment or election "'^'^^**'^^^ ° '^®'^^" 
of all necessary officers for the good government of the city not 
otherwise provided for, and to prescribe their duties and fix their 
compensation; but no person who is a member of the city councils 
shall be elected by the city councils or appointed by the mayor and 
board of aldermen to any office pertaining to elections or where the 
remuneration of said office exceeds the sum of one hundred dollars 
($100) in any one year. In case of the election or appointment of 
any member of the city councils to any office where the remunera- 
tion of said office does not exceed the sum of one hundred dollars 
in any one year as hereinbefore provided, said member shall not 
be present or vote when his said election or appointment is made. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE MANUFACTURE, STORAGE AND SALE OF IN- 
FLAMMABLE POLISHES. 



Section 

1. Sale of inflammable polishes regu- 

lated. 

2. Penalty. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause: takes effect 
passage. 



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

Section 1. It shall be unlawful to manufacture for sale. keepSaie of inflam- 
for sale, or sell, in packages of less than one quart, liquid, or one regafated."' ^^ 

12 



178 



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[1923 



Penalty. 



Repealing clau 
takes effect on 
passage. 



pound, paste form, any article or compound designed or intended 
as a polish, which will flash at a temperature below one hundred 
and twenty degrees P'ahrenheit, open cup test. Nor shall polishes 
so flashing be manufactured, stored, kept, sold, or supplied in 
larger packages than herein specified unless such packages shall 
be conspicuously branded in red with the words: Dangerous. 
Inflammable Compound. Keep from fire, heat and lights. 

Sect. 2. Any person, firm or corporation violating any pro- 
vision of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one 
hundred dollars. 

; Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and the 
provisions of chapter 185, Laws of 1917, as amended by chapter 
88, Laws of 1919, is hereby repealed. 



[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 102. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION ON FOREIGN AND 
DOMESTIC COMMERCE TO CO-OPERATE WITH SIMILAR COMMISSIONS IN 
OTHER STATES. 



Skcttox 

1. Commission shall consist of five 
members; no compensation. 



SEC'TIOX 

2. Duties. 

3. Takes efifect on passage. 



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



Commission shall 
consist of five 
members ; no 
compensation. 



Duties. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The governor with the advice and consent of the 
council shall appoint five members who shall constitute a board 
to be known as the commission on foreign and domestic com- 
merce, one of whom he shall designate as chairman. The mem- 
bers of the board shall serve without compensation and shall hold 
office until the thirty-first day of December in the year 1923. 

Sect. 2. The said commission shall take such measures as it 
may deem suitable to develop and increase the foreign and domes- 
tic commerce of this state, and shall co-operate with any similar 
public bodies or officials in any movement to develop and increase 
such commerce. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 103. 179 

CHAPTER 103. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXEMPTION OF CERTAIN DISABLED SOLDIERS 
AND SAILORS OP THE WORLD WAR FROM PAYING A POLL TAX. 



Sectiox 

1. Veterans exempted from taxation; 
wives and widows. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 



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



Veterans ex- 
empted from 



Section 1. Amend section 4, chapter 56, of the Public Stat- 
utes, as amended by section 1, chapter 95, Laws of 1907, section tax|tion^^^wives 
1. chapter 54, Laws of 1919, and by section 2 of an act* 
passed at the present session, approved February 24, 1921, by 
striking out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 4. The selectmen of towns and the assessors 
of cities in their discretion may exempt any other soldier, sailor 
or marine who served in the War of the Rebellion, or the Spanish- 
American War, or the Philippine Insurrection, or the AVorld War 
prior to November 12, 1918, and is disabled in consequence of such 
service, from paying a poll tax, and every soldier, sailor or 
marine residing in New Hampshire who served for thirty days or 
more in the army of the United States during the War of the Re- 
bellion or the Spanish-American War or the Philippine Insurrec- 
tion and received an honorable discharge from that service, and 
the wife or widow of any such soldier, sailor or marine in con- 
sideration or recognition of such service, shall be exempt each 
year from taxation upon his taxable property to the value of one 
thousand dollars; provided such soldier, sailor or marine and 
his wife, if any, shall not own property to the value of five 
thousand dollars or more. 

Sect. 2. Chapter 68 of the Laws of 1903 is hereby repealed. Repealing 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



''See Chapter 12. 



180 



Chapter 104. 



[1921 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9 OF CHAPTER 84 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
AS AMENDED BY SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 116 OF THE LAWS OF 1901, 
RELATING TO THE SUPPORT OF TOWN PAUPERS. 



Section 

1. Poor veterans to be supported in 
their own towns. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Poor veterans 
to be supported 
in their 
own towns. 



Section 1. Amend section 9 of chapter 84 of the Public Stat- 
utes, as amended by chapter 116 of the Laws of 1901. by striking 
out the words "enlisted in the quota of this state, and was reck- 
oned and served as a soldier or sailor from New Hampshire in the 
army or navy of the United States, in the "War of the Rebellion, 
or in the Spanish or Philippine wars," in the first part thereof, 
and inserting in place thereof the following: served in the army 
or navy, including the marine corps, of the United States, in the 
War of the Rebellion, or in the Spanish or Philippine wars, or in 
the World War, prior to November 12, 1918, so that said section, 
as amended, shall read as follows : Sect. 9. Whenever any per- 
son, resident in this state, who served in the army or navy, in- 
cluding the marine corps, of the United States, in the War of 
the Rebellion, or in the Spanish or Philippine wars, or in the 
World War, prior to November 12, 1918, and who received an 
honorable discharge, not being under guardianship or legal re- 
straint, shall become poor and unable to provide maintenance for 
himself and dependent family, such person, his wife, widow, or 
minor children, or such of the children as are unable to main- 
tain themselves, shall be supported at the public expense in the 
town or city of their abode, at their own home or such place, 
otiiei than a town or county almshouse, as the overseers of the 
poor or the county commissioners shall deem right and proper, 
but no person shall receive aid under the provisions of this sec- 
tion unless he has resided in this state three years or more before 
making application for such aid; and no person shall, while re- 
ceiving aid under the provisions of this section, use intoxicating 
liquors to an extent which will render him incapable of working 
at his usual occupation; and no person receiving aid under the 
provisions of this section shall sell any articles furnished him, 
nor exchange them for intoxicating liquors, nor share any such 
aid with any persons other than those above named as being en- 
titled to the benefit of these provisions. Any person receiving 
aid under the provisions of this section, who receives a pension 



1921] Chapter 105. 181 

from the United States government, shall, while receiving such 
aid, apply the pension to the support of himself and dependent 
family, and shall, when requested, furnish to the overseers of the 
poor or the county commissioners satisfactory proof that such 
pension has been so applied. Any person applying for such aid 
shall, when requested, furnish to the county commissioners or 
the overseers of the poor the certificate of a reputable physician, 
resident in the county in which he lives, as to any incapacity on 
his part to perform manual labor. Neglect by any person apply- 
ing for or receiving aid under the provisions of this section to 
comply with the foregoing provisions and conditions shall relieve 
the town or county liable for such person's support froin the pro- 
visions of this section so far as such person is concerned, and such 
person may be supported at the town or county almshouse. 

And any overseer of the poor, county commissioner, or other 
public official whose duty may include the disbursement of public 
money in aid of the poor, Mho shall decline or refuse to carrj^ out 
the provisions of this section, shall be punished by a fine of fifty 
dollars, except when, such official may reasonably consider that 
the compliance with said provisions would be a menace to the 
public health, safety, or peace. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. vSige.^^'^ ""^ 

[Approved April 32, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 105. 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 51, SECTION 2, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 47, SECTION 1, OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1903 
AND BY CHAPTER 105, SECTION 1, OP THE SESSION LAWS OF 1915, RE- 
LATING TO CEMETERIES, 

Section i section 

1. Laying out of cemeteries; restric- 2. Takes effect on passage. 

tions. I 

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

Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 51 of the Pul)lic Statutes ^aymar^.out of 
as heretofore amended be further amended by striking out the "e^riSs. 
whole of said section and inserting in place thereof the following : 
Sect. 2. No cemetery shall be laid out within twenty rods of any 
dwelling house, sehoolhouse or school lot, store, or other place of 
business without the consent of the owner of the same, nor any 



182 Chapter 106. [1921 

enlargement of existing cemeteries within twenty rods, except 
when the land so laid out is at a greater distance from any dwell- 
ing house, schoolhouse or school lot, store, or other place of busi- 
ness than the original cemetery for the enlargement of which such 
lands shall be taken, and except that such enlairgement may be 
laid out within ten rods when a highway, common, or other public 
land lies between such enlargement and such dwelling house, 
schoolhouse or school lot, store, or other place of business ; and 
any cemetery laid out by an individual or corporation and located 
within the limits hereinbefore named, in which all lots have been 
sold and for the care of which trust funds are held by the town, 
shall be under the control of the selectmen. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. x o 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 30 OF THE LAWS OF 1915 AS AMENDED BY 
CHAPTER 60 OF THE LAWS OF 1915, AND AS FURTHER AMENDED ^BY 
CHAPTER 105 OF THE LAWS OF 1919 ENTITLED "aN ACT ESTABLISH- 
ING MUNICIPAL COURTS AND ABOLISHING EXISTING POLICE COURTS. ' ' 

Section 1. Salaries of justices of municipal courts fixed. 

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

Salaries of jus- SECTION 1. Amend scctiou 10 of Said act as amended by section 
courts" fix^d?'"^** 1 of chapter 105 of the Laws of 1919 by inserting in the eleventh 
line thereof after the word "dollars" the words and Claremont, 
M^hich shall be eight hundred dollars ; so that said section as 
amended shall read : 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, eighteen hundred dollars ; in cities of 
more than twenty-five thousand and less than fifty thousand in- 
habitants, 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 three hundred fifty dol- 
lars, and Claremont, which shall be eight liundred dollars ; in 



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Chapter 107. 



183 



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 sev- 
enty-five hundred inhabitants, four hundred dollars ; 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 inhabitants, one hundred dollaa-s and such further 
sum as such town may vote. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 107. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE LIABILITY OP TOWN OFPICERS. 



Sectiox 

1. Liability of public officers in re- 
spect to defective highways; their 
common law liability not enlarged. 



Sectiox 

2. Not to affect pending actions. 

3. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it fnarird hi/ the Se)iate (uul Hoiisr of Rcpirsevtativcs in 
General Court eoyivened : 



Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 59 of the Laws of 1893, as Liability of pub- 
amended by section 1, chapter 48, Laws of 1915, is hereby respect % de- 
amended by adding at the end of said section the words, Pro- thef/'^common^^^' 
videel, Jwwever, that this act shall not be construed to enlarge the ^'Xargef ""^ "*** 
common law liability of public officers, so that said section 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 embankments 
and defective railings, upon any highway which the town has 
the duty of maintaining, by reason of any obstruction, defect, in- 
sufficiency, or want of repair of such bridge, culvert, or sluice- 
way, or dangerous embankments and defective railings, which 
renders it unsuitable for the travel thereon. But any person or 
corporation, except municipal . corporations, through whose 
negligence 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. Provided, liowever, that this 
act shall not be construed to enlarge the common law liability 
of public officers. 

Sect. 2. The passage of this act shall not in any manner ai-No^ Jo affect 
feet any actions at law now pending in any court of this state, 



pending actions. 



184 CiiAi-rER 108. [1921 

but all such actions may be prosecuted to final judgment as 
though this act had not been passed. 
fal^efffcttn''''' Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all 
passage. acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 

pealed. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONSERVATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE WATER 
POWER. 



Section 

1. Commission to be appointed to con- 
fer as to conservation of water 
power. 



L'TIOX 

2. . No salary to commissioners. 



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

Commission to be SECTION 1. That the govemor and council are hereby author- 
appointed to , . . ■" . • n 1 1 ' 

confer as to izcd to appoiut a commissiou to consist of three members to con- 
conservation of „ ..1 • -1 • • • • p 1-1 

water power.' icr With a Similar commission or commissions from any other 
state or states to consider under Avhat arrangements or conditions 
th*^ state of New Hampshire should co-operate with said state or 
states in the conservation of water or water power in this state. 
Sect. 2. Said commission shall serve without compensation. 



No salary to 
commissioners. 



[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapter 109. 



185 



CHAPTER 109. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT .OF CHAPTER 169 OP THE LAWS OP 1911 RELAT- 
ING TO THE STATE TAX COMMISSION. 



Section 

1. Attendance of secretary or chief 

clerk at office regulated. 
2. Salary of commissioners, of secre- 
tary and of clerk fixed; when 
payable. 



Reiiealing clause; 

passage. 



takes effect 



Be it cnacied h)/ the Senate and House 
General Court convened: 



of Representatives in 



Section 1. Amend section 5 of chapter 169, Laws of 1911, by Attendance of 
striking out the second sentence thereof and substituting there- cMef ^cJerk'^ at 
for the following: Either the secretary or the chief clerk shair*^"' regulated. 
be in aittendance at the office of the commission in the state house 
during regular office hours daily, holidays excepted, so that said 
section, as amended, shall read as follows : Sect. 5. The supreme 
court shall designate one member of the commission to act as 
chairman, and another member to act as secretary; the mem- 
bers so designated shall serve in such capacities until the expira- 
tion of their terms of office, or until vacancies occur, and there- 
after such designation shall be made upon the expiration of the 
term of office of any member and the appointment of a successor. 
Either the secretary or the chief clerk shall be in attendance at 
the office of the commission in the state house during regular of- 
fice hours daily, holidays excepted. A majority of said commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the busi- 
ness and the performance of the duties of the commission. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 7 of chapter 169 of the Laws of 1911 Salary of com- 

^ missioners, of 

by substituting the word monthly for the word "quarterly 'secretary and of 

- . . , • » 1 n • -I '• clerk fixed; 

wherever it appears m said section ; further amend said section when payable. 
by adding after the words "appoint a" in the last sentence 
thereof the following : chief clerk who shall also serve as ; and 
further amend said section by substituting for the words "not 
exceeding nine hundred dollars per annum" in the last sentence 
thereof the Avords of not exceeding $1400," so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows : Sect. 7. The annual salary of 
the secretary of the eolnmission shall be three thousand dollars, 
and of each of the other members of the commission, twenty-five 
hundred dollars, and such shall be paid from the state treasury 
in equal monthly payments. Supplies required by' the commis- 
sion, and necessary expenses of the commission, and such assist- 
ants as may be employed, while on the business of the commis- 
sion, and fees of witnesses summoned by the commission shall 



186 



Chapter 110. 



1921 



Repealing clause; 
takes efifect on 
passage. 



be paid by the staXe upon the approval of the governor and coun- 
cil. Said commission may appoint a chief clerk who shall also 
serve as stenographer at a salary of not exceeding $1400, which 
shall be paid from the state treasury in equal monthly payments, 
and, with the approval of the governor and council, such other 
assistants as may be necessary. 

Sect. 3. Chapter 98 of the Laws of 1919 and all other acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed 
and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved April 12, 1921. 



CHAPTER 110. 



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



Salary of register of probate of 
Straiford county fixed at $1200. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause: takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Salary of reg- 
ister of probate 
of Strafford 
county fixed 

at $1200. 



Repealing clause; 
takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The salary of the register of probate for the 
county of Strafford shall hereafter be twelve hundred dollars per 
annum, payable at the same time and in -the same manner as now 
payable. 

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



[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921] Chapters 111, 112. 187 

CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO CLERK HIRE IN THE OFFICE OP THE REGISTER 
OF PROBATE IN SULLIVAN COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Register of probate of Sullivan 
county; allowance for clerk hire. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hi/ the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court eonvened; 

Section 1. The register of probate for Sullivan county sliallRe^gJ^ter^of^^^^.^ 
be allowed the sum of three hundred dollars annually for clerk van county; 

allowance for 

hire, the same to be paid in monthly installments from the county clerk hire. 
treasury. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 155, LAWS OF 1913, 
AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 100, LAWS OF 1915, AND CHAPTER 161, 
LAWS OF 1917, RELATING TO THE DISPOSAL OF LUMBER SLASH UNDER 
CERTAIN CONDITIONS. 

Section I Section 

1. Disposal of slash adjacent to rail- I 2. Takes effect .July 1, 1921. 

road, etc., highway or land of 
another ; forestry commission 
mav direct removal of slash near 
lumber camp; penalty; liability 
for damage. 

Be it enacted h]/ the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Section 6, chapter 155, Laws of 1913 as amended Disposal of slash 
by chapter 100, Laws of 1915, and chapter 161, Laws of 1917 is raih-oad! *e"tc., 



hereby amended by striking out the whole of said section and of^another^ ^° 
inserting in place thereof the following : Sect. 6. On and after \°l^^^^l ^^' 
July 1, 1921, aiuy person, firm or corporation cutting wood or direct removal 



slash near 



lumber on property adjacent to the right of way of any steam or lumber camp; 

. , . . , T . 1 1 1 ,> 'lenaltv : liability 

electric railroad or public highway, or adjacent to the land of for damage. 
another, shall dispose of the slash caused by such cutting in such 
a manner that the inflammable material shall not remain on the 



188 Chapter 112. [1921 

ground within sixty (60) feet of the right of way of any steam 
railroad, or within twenty-five (25) feet of the right of way of 
any electric railroad or the traveled part of any public highway ; 
and when cutting on land adjacent to the land of another, shall 
fell the trees away from and not towards nor parallel with the 
property line of the abutting owner so that the slash from the 
tops of said trees, when on the ground, shall be as far from the 
said property line as the felling of the trees in a practicable 
manner will carry it. The forestry commission, by notice in 
writing to both the operator and the owner, may also require the 
removal or disposal of lumber slash or other inflammable mate- 
rial within one hundred (100) feet of camps, when in the judg- 
ment of the commission such slash or inflannnable material con- 
stitutes an unusual hazard endangering other property through 
the setting or spreading of forest fires. Any operator of wood 
or timber on such land, or any owner of such land where cutting 
is done, may be fined not more than ten (10) dollars for each 
acre of such land or fraiction thereof, or for each one hundred 
(100) linear feet or fraction thereof from which the inflammable 
material is not properly removed or disposed of within sixty (60) 
days from the cutting of the trees thereon, or, in the case of 
material adjudged by the forestry commission to be an unusual 
hazard as above provided, within a reasonable time not exceed- 
ing sixty (60) days from the date of service of the removal notice ; 
provided, that any owner or operator who cuts wood or timber 
during the winter, after November, shall have until May 1 in 
Grafton, Carroll and Coos counties, and until April 1 in other 
counties, to remove the slash in accordance with the provisions 
of this section. If such slash is destroyed by burning, such burn- 
ing shall be done with the permission of the town forest fire 
warden. The forestry commission is hereby charged with the 
execution of this section. All owners or operators shall be re- 
quired to use due care in clearing such land, and shall not be re- 
lieved 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. 
July 1, 1921. Sect. 2. This act shall take effect Julv 1. 1921. 

Takes effect 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 113, 114. 



189 



CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 76 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RE- 
LATING TO THE LAW OF THE ROAD. 

Section 1. Liability to damages for violation of law of road. 

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

Section 1. Amend sections 19 and 20 of chapter 76 of the^^g^")!,^ vfoia^*""' 
Public Statutes by striking out both sections and inserting inf.^'"^*'^ ''^'^ °* 
place thereof a new section to be entitled section 19 as follows : 
Sect. 19. If any person shall violate any of the provisions of 
either of the two preceding sections, he shall be liable for the 
damages occasioned thereby, but no action shall be sustained for 
such damages unless brought within one year. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 114. 



an act in amendment OF section 13, CHAPTER 27 OF the LAWS OF 

1895 AS amended by chapter 110 of the laws of 1909 relating 
TO street railway companies. 



Section 

1. Crossing of tracks of railroad by 
street railway; and vice versa; 
consent of "public service com- 
mission required; regulations by 
commission as to crossings and 
apportionment of expense; duty 
of driver of car to stop and ex- 
amine for trains. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 13 of chapter 27 of the Laws of 1895, as crossing of 



amended by chapter 



of the Laws of 1903 and chapter 110 of the S V^t^e't 



Laws of 1909, is hereby amended by striking out the same and in- IncI'vl^sa^^ 
serting in place thereof the following : Sect. 13. No street rail- ^"^^VTc"' coimiv''' 
way company shall lay its tracks across the track of a steam rail- ^^^^ J^';'i^^y'«d ; 
road, and no steam railroad shall lay its tracks across the tracks com"m1ss°ion as to 
of a street railway, without the consent in writing of the public apportionment 

of expense; 



190 Chapter 114. [1921 

duty of driver service commissioD ; and when the crossing is made at grade, said 

of car to stop ' ^ i • r i 

and examine comniission shall make such orders, rules, and regulations lor the 
protection of all persons from injury at such crossings as they may 
deem sufficient and necessary. All expense incurred in providing 
and maintaining such suitable protection of all persons at said 
crossings shall be apportioned by the public service commission be- 
tween the two roads as they may deem just; and in all cases, un- 
less otherwise ordered by the commission, when a street railway 
crosses a steam railroad at grade, every driver of a car upon the 
street railway shall, when approaching the point of intersection, 
stop his car not more • than seventy-five feet and not less than 
twenty feet from the crossing, and before attempting to cross care- 
fully examine for approaching trains on the steam railroad, and 
shall not proceed to cross until it is ascertained that no trains are 
approaching, and that the street railway car may cross with safety. 
The commission may from time to time change and modify such 
orders, rules, and regulations as the public safety and convenience 
may require. Whenever a crossing of the tracks of a steam rail- 
road is to be made by a street railway otherwise than at grade, and 
the means existing therefor, by bridge or otherwise, at the time 
Sc'id crossing is authorized by said commission, are not sufficient 
for the safe and proper operation of said street railway, and any 
alterations therein are made necessary thereby, the expense of 
making such alterations shall be borne bj^ the railroad or railway 
at whose request and for whose benefit they are made ; and when- 
ever such street railway shall pass over any bridge upon its route, 
and alterations are thereby made necessary for the safety and con- 
venience of travelers, the expense of such alterations thereon shall 
be borne by the railway. In case of any disagreement as to the 
necessity and extent of such alterations, the same shall be de- 
termined by the public service commission, whose decision shall be 
final. Whenever it shall be necessary to repair, alter or rebuild a 
bridge or construct a new bridge, upon a public highway, and said 
bridge is, or shall be used by a street railway, the expense of such 
repairs, alterations, rebuilding or construction may be apportioned 
equitably, as the public good may require, between the town in- 
curring such expense and such street railway, by the superior 
court upon petition brought therefor by the town, unless the said 
town and the said street railway shall agree upon such apportion- 
ment. 

Upon petition of a street railway company whose tracks cross 
the track of a steam railroad at grade, or upon petition of a steam 
railroad company whose tracks have been crossed at grade by a 
street railway, the public service commission may review the appor- 
tionment of the expense incurred in providing and maintaining 
suitable protection of all persons at any such crossing as provided 



1921 



Chapter 115. 



191 



ill this section and may make such new order of apportionment or 
such order requiring either company to defray the entire expense 
of providing and maintaining such protection as said commission 
may consider just and reasonable, having due regard to the nature 
and extent of the hazard caused by each company against which 
such protection is needed and the nature and extent of the benefit, 
if any, which each company derives from such protection. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 115. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 13, 35, 36, 63 AND 64, CHAPTER 
123, LAWS OF 1917, RELATING TO THE MILITIA. 



Staff of commander-in-chief: 
t ant-general, appointment 
tenure of office. 

Pay of officers and men for sen 
at maneuvers; pay and 
ance to certain officers, etc. 





Sect 


ox 






d.iu- 


3. 


Draft into federal service: 


to 


dis 


and 




charge from national gua 
sumption of membership. 


rd: 


re 


•vice 
How- 


4 


Retired list. 

Takes effect on passage. 







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



Section 1. Amend section 13, chapter 123, Laws of 1917, bv staff of com- 

., . -11 r« • -1 • -T • • • 1 f. mander in chief; 

striking out all oi said section and msertnig m place or same a newad.iutant-generai. 
section to read as follows: Sect. 13. The staff of the commander- and°Tenire 
in-chief shall consist of the adjutant-general, with rank of briga-"* 
dier-general, who shall be chief of staff, and after January 4, 1923, 
eight aides-de-camp, four of whom shall be detailed from the na- 
tional guard, shall retain their existing rank and shall remain sub- 
ject to duty except as their services may be required by the gov- 
ernor as members of his staff. The remaining four may be ap- 
pointed from officers or ex-officers of the United States army, or of 
national guard, or of the reserve corps, or from civil life. Officers 
detailed from the national guard shall not be exempt from per- 
forming the duties required of them as officers of the national guard. 
If said aides-de-camp are appointed other than from the national 
guard or reserve corps they shall have the rank of major, shall hold 
office during the pleasure and not exceeding the term of office of 
the governor, and shall not thereby be exempted from military 



192 



Chapter 115. 



[1921 



Pay of officers 
and men for 
service at 
maneuvers; pay 
and allowance t 
certain officers, 
etc. 



Draft into 
federal service ; 
to discharge 
from national 
guard; 

resumption of 
membership. 



duties under the terms of this act. The adjutant-general shall be 
appointed as provided in article 45 of the constitution and his 
tenure of office shall be as provided for in section 18 of this act for 
all officers. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 35, chapter 123, Laws of 1917, by strik- 
ing out all of said section and inserting in place of same a new 
) section to read as follows: Sect. 35. For each day's service in 
complete uniform, when ordered out by the governor for maneuvers, 
field exercise or target practice, not exceeding fifteen days in each 
year, and after said period the pay of their grade in the United 
States army; each commissioned officer shall be paid at the same 
rate, base pay, as an officer of like grade in the army of the United 
States ; to each band leader, three dollars and fifty cents ; to each 
noncommissioned staff officer, first sergeant, company supply ser- 
geant, and company mess sergeant, two dollars and fifty cents, to 
all other sergeants, two dollars and twenty-five cents ; to corporals, 
two dollars and ten cents ; to company cooks, three dollars ; and to 
all other enlisted men, two dollars per day; provided, hoivever, 
that there shall be deducted from the foregoing pay the amount of 
ration and all pay received from the federal government while on 
such duty. 

There shall be paid to each company or battery clerk the sum 
of twenty-five dollars, per year, and to each company or battery 
supply sergeant the sum of fifty dollars per year, to be paid in 
equal quarterly payments. The commanders of the several organi- 
zations shall receive an annual allowance for printing, postage and 
stationery as follows : Regimental commander, seventy-five dollars, 
company and battery commanders, ten dollars. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 36, chapter 123, Laws of 1917, by strik- 
ing out all of said section and inserting in place of same a new sec- 
tion to read as follows : Sect. 36. When the national guard shall 
be drafted into federal service by order of the President, as pro- 
vided in section 111, National Defense Act, as approved June 4, 
1920, all persons so drafted shall, from the date of their draft stand 
discharged from the national guard. On the termination of the 
emergency all persons so drafted shall, being discharged from the 
United States army, resume their membership in the national guard 
until the dates upon which their enlistments entered into prior to 
their draft, would have expired if uninterrupted. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 63 and section 64, chapter 123, Laws of 
1917, by renumbering same section 64 and 65, respectively, and in- 
serting in place of section 63 a new section to read as follows: 
Sect. 63. All officers in the National Guard of New Hampshire, 
who were drafted into the federal service August 5, 1917, and whose 
lengths of service comply with the provisions of section 61 of this 
act, may, if they make application to the governor, be placed upon 



1921] Chaptek 116. 193 

the retired list with the grade attained during their service in the 
United States army. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. JSslge^"**^' ""^ 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 116. 

AN ACT FOR THE APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE 
OP REPRESENTATIVES, AND REPEALING CHAPTER 84, LAWS OF 1911. 

Section I Section 

1. Number of representatives allotted 2. Repealing clause, 

to towns and wards. I 

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

Section 1. Until another general censns of the state is taken Number of 
and officially promulgated, the following named towns and wards allotted to towns 
may send representatives to the general court under the authority^" ^^^ ^' 
of the constitution, as follows : 

One representative each from Auburn, Brentwood, Candia, 
Chester, Deerfield, Epping, Greenland, Hampstead, Hampton, 
Kingston, Londonderry, Newcastle, Newton, North Hampton, 
NortliAvood, Plaistow, Portsmouth ward 4, Portsmouth ward 5, 
Raymond, Rye, Seabrook, Barrington, Dover ward 5, Durham, 
Milton, Rochester ward 1, Rochester ward 2, Rochester ward 3, 
Rochester ward 5, Rollinsford, Somersworth ward 1, Somersworth 
ward 2, SomersAvorth ward 3, Somersworth ward 5, Strafford, Al- 
ton, Barnstead, Belmont, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia ward 1, 
Laconia ward 3, Meredith, New Hampton, Sanbornton, 
Bartlett, Moultonliorough, Ossipee, Sandwich, Tannvorth, Tuf- 
tonboro, Wakefield, Allenstown, Andover, Boscawen, Canterbury, 
Concord ward 2, Concord ward 3, Concord ward 8, Epsom, 
Franklin ward 1, Henniker, Hopkinton, Loudon, New London, 
Northfield, Sutton, Warner, Amherst, Antrim, Bedford, Greenville, 
Hollis, Merrimack, Nashua w^ard 5, Nashua ward 6, New Boston, 
New Ipswich, Pelham, Weare, Wilton, Alstead, Chesterfield, Fitz- 
william, Hinsdale, Keene ward 4, Marlborough, Rindge, Swanzey, 
Troy, Westmoreland, Charlestown, Cornish, Plainfield, Sunapee, 
Ashland, Bath, Bethlehem, Bristol, Canipton, Canaan, Enfield, 
Holderness, Lincoln, Lyme, Orford, Rumney, Warren, Woodstock, 
Columbia, Jefferson, Milan, Pittsburg, Stewartstown. Stratford. 



194 Chaptef lit). [1921 

Two representatives each from Portsmouth ward 8, Salem, Dover 
ward 1, Dover ward 3, Farmiiigton, Rochester ward 4, Rochester 
ward 6, Somersworth ward 4, Laconia ward 2, Laconia ward 4, La- 
conia ward 5, Laconia ward 6, Tilton, Wolfeboro, Concord ward 1, 
Concord ward 5, Concord ward 9, Franklin ward 2, Franklin ward 
3, Hooksett, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Goffstown, Hillsborough, Hudson, 
Nashua ward 2, Nashua ward 4, Peterborough, JafPrey, Keene ward 
2, Keene ward 3, Keene ward 5, Walpole, Winchester, Hanover, Lis- 
bon, Plymouth, Gorham, Lancaster, Colebrook, Northumberland, 
Whitefield. 

Three representatives each from Newmarket, Portsmouth ward 1, 
Dover ward 2, Dover ward 4, Conway, Concord ward 4, Concord 
ward 7, Manchester ward 1, Manchester ward 10, Milford, Nashua 
ward 1, Nashua ward 3, Nashua ward 7, Keene ward 1, Newport, 
Haverhill, Berlin ward 3, Berlin ward 4. 

Four representatives each from Derry, Exeter, Portsmouth ward 
2, Concord ward 6, Manchester ward 4, Manchester ward 9, Nashua 
ward 8, Nashua ward 9, Littleton, Berlin ward 1, Berlin ward 2. 

Five representatives each from Manchester ward 2, Manchester 
ward 3, Manchester ward 11, Manchester ward 13, Lebanon. 

Six representatives each from Manchester ward 6, Manchester 
ward 7, Manchester ward 8, Manchester ward 12. 

Eight representatives from Claremont. 

Ten representatives from Manchester ward 5. 

The following named towns, not having six hundred inhabitants 
aeeording to the census of 1920 and having a right under the con- 
stitution to elect a representative such proportional part of the time 
as the number of their inhabitants, according to said census, bears 
to six hundred, may elect one representative in each of the years 
set opposite their names in the following list: 

Piermont 
Harrisville 
Grafton 
-7 ^^nington 

Bow 

;;3radford 

Danvu^e 

Fremont 

Hampton Falls 

Newfields 

Nottingham 

Strath am 

Windham 

'Li.ee 

:Ne<vi^ Durham 

^Freedom 



1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


1922 


1924 


1928 


1930 




1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 




1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 




1922 


1926 


1928 


1930 




1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 




1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 




1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 




1922 


1926 


1928 


1930 




1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 




1922 


1924 


1926 


1930 





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Jaekson 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


Madison 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1930 


Chichester 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


Danburv 


1922 


1926 


1928 


1930 


Hill 


1922 


1926 


1928 


1930 


Wilmot 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1930 


Brookline 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1928 


Hancock 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1930 


Grantham 


1922 


1924 


1928 


1930 


Unity 


1922 


1924 


1928 


1930 


Alexandria 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


Landafif 


1922 


1924 


1926 


1930 


Thornton 


1922 


1926 


1928 


]930 


Wentworth 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


D alt on 


1924 


1926 


1928 


1930 


Atkinson 


1922 


1924 


1928 




East Kingston 


1922 


1928 


1930 




Newington 


1924 


1926 


1930 




Kensington 


1922 


1924 


1928 




Madbury 


1924 


1928 


1930 




Center Harbor 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Effingham 


1922 


1924 


1928 




Dnnbarton 


1924 


1926 


1930 




Newbnry 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Salisbury 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Webster 


1922 


1924 


1928 




Francestown 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Greenfield 


1922 


1924 


1928 




Lyndeborongh 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Mont Vernon 


1924 


1928 


1930 




Dublin 


1922 


1924 


1928 




Gilsum 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Richmond 


1924 


1928 


1930 




Marlow 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Acworth 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Springfield 


1922 


1924 


1928 




Washington 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Franconia 


1922 


1926 


1928 




L/yman 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Monroe 


1922 


1924 


1930 




Carroll 


1922 


1926 


1930 




Clarksville 


1924 


1928 


1930 




Slark 


1924 


1926 


1930 




Sandown 


1922 


1926 






South Hampton 


1924 


1928 






Middleton 


1922 


1926 






Albany 


1924 


1928 







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Brookfield 


1922 


1926 


Chatham 


1924 


1928 


Eaton . 


1926 


1930 


Deering 


1924 


1928 


Litchfiekl 


1924 


1930 


Mason 


1924 


1928 


Temple 


1922 


1926 


Nelson 


1924 


1930 


Stoddard 


1922 


1928 


Sullivan 


1924 


1928 


Surry 


1922 


1928 


Croydon 


1922 


1928 


Goshen 


1924 


1930 


Langdon 


1924 


1928 


Lempster 


1922 


1926 


Benton 


1922 


1928 


Bridgewater 


1924 


1928 


Dorchester 


1922 


1928 


Groton 


1922 


1926 


Hebron 


1924 


1928 


Orange 


1924 


1930 


Dummer 


1924 


1928 


Errol 


1922 


1926 


Shelburne 


1922 


1926 


Hart's Location 


1928 




Sharon 


1926 




Windsor 


1928 




Roxbury 


1930 




Easton 


1924 




Ellsworth 


1926 




Livermore 


1924 




Waterville 


1928 




Randolph 


1922 




Wentworth 's Location 


1930 





Repealing clause. Sect. 2. Chapter 84, Laws of 1911 and all acts and parts of 
acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 117, 118. 



197 



CHAPTER 117. 

AN ACT RELATING TQ COMPENSATION OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE SEN- 
ATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND REPEALING CPI AFTER 151, 
LAWS OF 1919. 



Section 

1. Compensation of attaches and 
ployees of legislature fixed. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. The compensation of the following attaches of the Compensation of 

• ini ni pn attaches and 

senate and house of representatives shall hereafter be as follows : employees of 

i . ^„ n • , 1 legislature fixed. 

sergeant-at-arms, $4.50 per day; messengers, assistant messengers, 
door-keepers, telephone messengers, custodian of mails and supplies, 
wardens and assistant wardens, library messengers and chaplain, $4 
per day ; pages, $2.50 per day ; each and all for six days per week. 

Sect. 2. Chapter 151, Laws of 1919, is hereby repealed, and this Repealing clause; 

■■■ ' ' .' X 7 takes effect on 

act shall take effect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN STATE OFFICIALS AND 
ESTABLISH MAXIMUM SALARY LIMITS. 



Section 

1. Equalization of salaries of certain 

state officials. 

2. Maximum limit of salaries of cer- 

tain state employees. 

3. District superintendents of sohools ; 

maximum limit of salaries. 



Section 

4. Clerks and stenographers; classifi- 

cation ; maximum limit of sal- 
aries. 

5. Repealing clause; takes effect July 



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



Section 1. The salaries of certain state officials shall be estab- 
lished as follows : 

Governor, $3,000; secretary of state, $3,500; deputy secretary. Equalization of 
$2,300; state treasurer, $4,000; deputy treasurer, $2,300; insur-uin"lta?e ''" 
ance commissioner, $2,250; for enforcing chapter 202, Laws of®"^^'- 
1917, $500 ; deputy insurance commissioner, $1,500 ; chairman of 



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1921 



Maximum limit 
of salaries of 
certain state 
employees. 



the bank commission, $3,500 ; associate bank commissioners, $2,750, 
each ; chairman of the public service commission, $3,700 ; associate 
public service commissioners, $3,500, each ; chairman of the tax 
commission, $2,500 ; secretary of the tax commission, $3,000 ; asso- 
ciate tax commissioner, $2,500; purchasing agent, $3,500; attor- 
ney-general, $3,500 ; assistant attorney-general, $3,500 ; commis- 
sioner of law enforcement, $2,750 ; commissioner of education, 
$4,500; first deputy commissioner, $3,500; second deputy commis- 
sioner, $3,500; third deputy commissioner, $3,000; fourth deputy 
commissioner, $2,500 ; secretary of the board of charities and cor- 
rection, $2,250; secretary of the state board of health, $3,000 ; com- 
missioner of labor, $2,750; commissioner of weights and measures, 
$2,750; commissioner of agriculture, $2,750; deputy commissioner 
of agriculture, $1,800 ; at such tune as that part of the salary of 
the deputy commissioner of agriculture now being paid from fed- 
eral funds is withdrawn, the salary of the above stated commis- 
sioner of agriculture shall be $2,400; adjutant-general, $3,000; 
state forester, $3,000 ; motor vehicle commissioner, $2,750 ; highway 
commissioner, $4,500; fish and game commissioner, $2,750; state 
librarian, $2,500 ; superintendent of the state house, $2.000 : state 
indexer, $1,200 ; state chemist, $2,850 ; state pathologist, $2,000 ; 
secretary of public library commission, $1,400. 

Sect. 2. The salary of certain state employees shall not exceed 
the following amounts : 

Accountant in department of education, $2,400; accountant in 
insurance department, $1,600 ; accountant in bank commission de- 
partment, $1,400; accountant in treasury department, $1,800; two 
accountants in office of attorney-general, $1,300; assistant to pur- 
chasing agent, $2,400; chief clerk public service commission, 
$3,000; chief clerk department of agriculture, $1,400; chief clerk 
department of forestry, $1,800; chief clerk highway department, 
$1,400; chief clerk department of public health, $1,400; chief 
clerk department of vital statistics, $1,400; assistant clerk public 
service commission, $1,400 ; reporter public service commission, 
$1,300; chief clerk secretary of state department, $1,500; chief 
clerk department of tlsh and game, $1,600; chief clerk tax commis- 
sion department, $1,400; chief clerk motor vehicle department, 
$1,400; clerk on municipal accounting, $1,700; law clerk in office 
of attorney-general, $1,400; bookkeeper department of manage- 
ment and control, $1,300; supervisor of moth suppression, $1,600 
for the state; agent for the blind, $1,200; inspectors department 
of charities and corrections, $1,300 ; inspectors department of 
weights and measures, $1,700; two inspectors department of labor, 
$2,200 ; inspector board of health, $1,850 ; the public service com- 
mission may employ inspectors at an expense not to exceed $5,500 ; 
inspector industrial education, $1,300 for the state: cataloguer 
state library, $1,500. 



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199 



Sect. 3. The amount paid by the state for salary of district ^'^t^ct 

T p , superintendents 

superintendents or schools shall not exceed $2,000. of schools; 

Sect. 4. Clerks and stenographers shall be classified as follows, ™£^^L?a^^s. '"' 
advancement to be conditioned on available funds and efficiency ascierks and sten- 
determined by the heads of departments with the approval of thecfa?s?ficatUn; 
governor and council : Tf'^sLTa'i^s ''"''* 

Class A — Employees receiving $650 or more and less than $800 
a year. (1) No previous experience, initial salary $650 per year; 
annual increase $75 per year until Class B is reached ; maximum 
salary $800. 

Class B — Employees receiving $800 or more and less than $1,000 
per year. Qualifications, (1) two years' experience in state house 
or (2) at least three years' business experience outside. Increase 
$50 per year until Class C is reached ; maximum salary $1,000. 

Class C — Employees receiving $1,000 or more and less than 
$1,200. Qualifications, (1) six years in state departments or (2) 
eight years' active business experience outside. Increase $50 per 
year until maximum of $1,200 is reached. 

Salaries of employees in the preceding classes shall not be re- 
duced when this act takes effect but whenever any employee is re- 
ceiving a salary in excess of the amount determined by the pro- 
visions of this section, no increase in such salary shall be made until 
the employee has served the time necessary to qualify for such 
salary under said provisions. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act areRepeaiing clause 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect July 1, 1921. *i!''f92f "'* ^""^^ 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 119. 

AN ACT REPEALING CHAPTER 133 OF THE LAWS OP 1911, AND AMEND- 
MENTS THERETO, AND ENACTING A MOTOR VEHICLE LAW. 



Definition of terms used in this act. 

Application for registration: com- 
missioner to issue certificate; 
transfer of ownership of vehicle ; 
loss of vehicle: number plates: 
registration when to expire. 

No person shall operate unregis- 
tered vehicle. 

Foreign cars; registration of. 

Manufacturer or dealer in motor 
vehicles; registration. 



Sectiox 

5. Number plates; to be displayed on 

vehicles; temporary number 

plates. 

6. Motor vehicles to be provided with 

adequate equipment, brake, horn, 
lights, reflector. 

7. Operator of motor vehicle to be 

licensed; application; qualifica- 
tions; license; certificate; spe- 
cial license; expiration of li- 
cense. 



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1921 



8. Unlicensed person not to operate 

vehicle; foreign vehicles oper- 
ated by licensee of foreign state; 
chauffeur to be licensed. 

9. Licensee to carry license on person. 

10. Unlicensed chauffeur not to be em- 

ployed. 

11. Operator shall exercise reasonable 

care; unreasonable noise and 
smoke; passing car; passing pe- 
destrian ; vehicle how to be left 
unattended. 

12. Law of road. 

13. Vehicle not to be operated at un- 

reasonable speed; what consti- 
tutes unreasonable speed in cer- 
tain instances; exception as to 
vehicles of fire and police depart- 
ments and ambulances. 

14. Municipal corporations may make 

special regulations except as to 
speed; notice of regulations. 

15. Penalty; fine; revocation of li- 

cense. 

16. Revocation or suspension of license. 

17. Penalty for various offenses. 

18. Penalty for operation recklessly 

while under influence of liquor; 
racing or making record. 

19. Operator's duty on knowing he has 

caused injury to another or to 
his property; penalty. 

20. Penalty for operator's not giving 

name, etc., to officer; not stop- 
ping when signalled; not produc- 
ing license, etc. 

21. Courts and trial justices to keep 

record of prosecutions; abstract 
to be sent commissioner who 
shall keep record open to inspec- 
tion ; endorsement of conviction 
on license. 



Commissioner may summon wit- 
nesses and take testimony; per- 
jury; witness fees; court juris- 
diction in equity to enforce or- 
ders, etc. 

Commissioner to keep record of ap- 
plications and licenses to be open 
to inspection; lost certificates. 

Owner or keeper of garage to keep 
record of vehicles not registered 
in this state. 

Fees for registration of vehicles; 
for additional number plates ; for 
operator's license; dealer's regis- 
tration; fees based on gross 
weight ; weight how determined ; 
for operating vehicles 
than registered weight ; 
lis as to weight of vehi- 
cles permitted to be operated; 
penalty for operating vehicle in 
excess of prescribed size or 
weight ; trailers when to carry 
lights. 

Fees and fines to be paid to com- 
missioner, who shall pay same 
monthly to treasurer ; money 
how to be used. 

This act to be printed in pamphlet 
form for distribution. 

Commissioner may employ agents 
to carry out this act. 

Repealing clause; takes effect Dec. 
31, 1921. 



penalty 
heavier 
limitatio 



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



Definition of 
terms used in 
this act. 



Section 1. Terms used in this act shall be construed as follows, 
unless a different meaning is clearly apparent from the language or 
context, or unless such construction is inconsistent with the mani- 
fest intention of the legislature : 

"Commissioner" shall mean the commissioner of motor vehicles 
for the state of New Hampshire. 

"Vehicle," any mechanical device suitable for use on highways 
except those propelled or drawn by human power or those used ex- 
clusively upon tracks. 

"Chauffeur" shall mean any person who operates a motor vehicle 
other than his own, and who directly or indirectly receives com- 
pensation therefor. 



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"Dealer" shall include every person who is engaged principally 
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 
Avheels in contact with the ground and with pedals and a saddle on 
which the driver sits astride. 

"Motor cycle operator" shall mean any person who operates a 
motor cycle. 

"Motor vehicle," any self-propelled vehicle not operated ex- 
clusively upon tracks, except tractors. 

"Motor truck," any motor vehicle of greater than one ton ca- 
pacity intended, designed, or constructed for the transportation of 
freight or merchandise, or. any motor vehicle equipped with other 
than pneumatic tires. 

"Side car," a one-wheel attachment attached to a motor cycle. 

"Tractor, any self-propelled vehicle designed or used as a 
traveling power plant or for drawing other vehicles, but having no 
provision for carrying a load. 

' ' Trailer, ' ' any vehicle without motive power designed for carry- 
ing property or passengers wholly on its own structure and for 
being drawn by a self-propelled vehicle, except those running ex- 
clusively on snow or on tracks. 

' ' Semi-trailer, ' ' a vehicle of the trailer type so designed and used 
in conjunction w^ith a self-propelled vehicle that a considerable part 
of its own weight or that of its load rests upon and is carried by the 
towing vehicle, and shall not include a pair or set of w^heels com- 
monly used as an implement for other purposes than transporta- 
tion. 

"Pneumatic tires," tires of rubber and fabric, inflated with air. 

' ' Solid tires, ' ' tires of rubber or similarly elastic material that do 
not depend on confined air for the support of the load. 

"Nonresident" 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 
commissioner, on which is displayed the register number or mark 
of a motor vehicle assigned to such motor vehicle by the commis- 
sioner. 

"Operator" shall mean any person who operates a motor vehicle. 

"Owner," any person, firm, corporation or association holding 



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1921 



Application for 
registration ; 
commissioner to 
issue certiticate; 
transfer of 
ownevshi;i of 
vehicle ; loss 
of vehicle; 
number plates; 
registration 
when to expire. 
Ko person shall 
operate unreg- 
istered vehicle. 



title to a motor vehicle or having exclusive right to the use thereof 
for a period greater than thirty days. 

"Person," wherever used in connection with the registration of a 
motor vehicle, shall include all corporations, 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 commissioner to a motor vehicle. 

"Thickly settled or business part of a city or town" shall mean 
the territory of a city or town contiguous to any way which is built 
up with structures devoted to business, or the territory of a city or 
town contiguous to any way 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 over. 

"Way" shall mean any public highway, street, avenue, road, al- 
ley, park, or parkway, or any private way laid out under authority 
of statute. 

Sect. 2. Application for the registration of motor vehicles may 
be made by the owner thereof by mail or otherwise to the commis- 
sioner, upon blanks prepared under his authority. The application 
shall contain, in addition to such other particulars as may be re- 
quired by the commissioner, a statement of the name, place of resi- 
dence and street address of the applicant, with a brief description 
of the motor vehicle, including the name of the maker, the num- 
ber, if any, affixed by the maker and the character of the motor 
power. The proper fee, as provided in section 25, shall be de- 
posited before said application is granted. 

The commissioner or his duly authorized agents 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 distinguishing number or other mark to be known as the register 
number for said vehicle, and shall thereupon issue to the applicant 
a certificate 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 further 
information as the commissioner shall determine. 

An applicant for the registration of a motor vehicle, who does not 
file his application therefor until after the thirtieth day of Septem- 
ber in any year shall be entitled to a reduction in the fee for such 
registration as provided in section 25. 

Upon the transfer of ownership of any motor vehicle, its registra- 
tion shall expire, and the person in whose name such vehicle is 
registered shall return forthwith the certificate of registration to 
the commissioner with a written notice containing the date of such 
transfer of ownersliip and tlie name, place of residence, and address 



1921] Chapter 119. 203 

of the new owner, or in ease of total loss l\v fire, theft or accident, 
a written statement under oath setting forth all the circumstances 
attending such total loss by fire, theft or accident, provided, how- 
ever, that the decease of the owner of a registered motor vehicle 
shall not terminate such registration until the following thirty-first 
day of December, unless there be an actual transfer of ownership of 
such motor vehicle. A person who transfers the ownership of a 
registered motor vehicle owned by him to another or which is totally 
lost by fire, theft or accident, upon the filing of a new application, 
and upon the payment of the fee provided in section 25, may have 
registered in his name another motor vehicle for the remainder of 
the calendar year, provided, the registration fee of said motor vehi- 
cle is the same or less than that of the motor vehicle first registered 
by him ; but if the registration fee 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 
registration of a motor vehicle of the higher registration fee pro- 
vided in section 25. 

The commissioner, at his discretion, may assign to the motor 
vehicle of any person who surrenders his registration certificate, 
as herein provided, and who desires to register another motor vehi- 
cle, the register number of the motor vehicle described in the sur- 
rendered certificate, or in the statement as hereinbefore provided 
for in the case of loss by fire, theft or accident. Said connnissioner 
shall furnish at his office without charge, to every person whose 
motor vehicle is registered as aforesaid, two number plates of suit- 
able design 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 registration of every motor 
vehicle shall expire at midnight upon the thirty-first day of Decem- 
ber of each year, unless otherwise provided. 

No person shall operate or cause to be operated on the ways of 
this state any motor vehicle unless the same has been registered 
with the commissioner of motor vehicles in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act. Any person who shall make any false statement 
in application for registration shall be punished as provided in sec- 
tion 15 of this act. 

Sect. 3-. (a) A motor vehicle owned by a nonresident of this Foi-eign^.cars;^ 
state, who has complied with the laws of his state, district or coun- 
try relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, may be 
operated upon the ways of this state for a period not exceeding 
twenty days in any one calendar year, without registration, except 
as otherwise provided in section 8. In estimating the number of 
days of use by a nonresident under the foregoing privilege, 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 displayed upon it 



Chapter 119. [1921 

the distinguishing number or mark of the state, district or country 
in which the owner thereof resides, and none other, until such vehi- 
cle 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 applica- 
tion for the registration thereof is made in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section 2 and the proper fee provided for in section 25 is 
paid and the said vehicle is duly registered by the commissioner or 
his authorized agent. The commissioner shall furnish at his office 
without charge, to every person whose motor vehicle 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 show- 
ing the year of issue. 

(b) A motor vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state who has 
complied with the laws of his state relating to registration and 
licensing of motor vehicles who has a hona fide actual residence in 
a state granting 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 ap- 
plication for the registration thereof is made in accordance with the 
provisions of section 2 and the proper fee provided for in section 25 
is paid and the said motor vehicle is duly registered by the com- 
missioner or his authorized agent. The commissioner shall furnish 
at his office, without charge, to every person whose motor vehicle is 
registered 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 commissioner 
for motor cycles. Such tag shall at all times be conspicuously dis- 
played 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. 
Manufacturer Sect. 4. Evcry manufacturer or dealer in motor vehicles may 

make application upon a blank provided by the commissioner, for a 
general distinguishing number or mark, instead of registering each 
motor vehicle owned or controlled by him and with such application 
shall be deposited the registration fee as provided in section 25 and 
the commissioner 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 commissioner 
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 dealer in 
motor vehicles 
registration. 



1921] Chapter 119. 205 

The coniniissioiier shall furnish at his office, without charge, to 
every manufacturer of or dealer in motor vehicles whose vehicles 
are registered 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. 

A manufacturer of or dealer in motor vehicles whose vehicles are 
registered under the provisions of this section may loan for a period 
of five days to a person purchasing a motor vehicle from such manu- 
facturer or dealer a pair of number plates. 

Upon the sale or exchange of a motor vehicle such manufacturer 
or dealer shall immediately file with the commissioner a statement 
of such sale or exchange on a blank to be furnished by the com- 
missioner, containing such data and information as the commis- 
sioner may require. 

Sect. 5. Every motor vehicle operated in or on any way in this Number plates; 
state shall have its register number displayed conspicuously thereon on vehicles^* 
on the two number plates referred to under the provisions of sec-nu^ter'^^piates. 
tions 2, 3 and 4, one number plate to be attached at the front and 
the other at the rear of said vehicle, so that the said number plates 
and the register number thereon shall be always plainly visible. 
The bottom of each number plate shall be horizontal and at least 
fifteen and not more than forty-eight inches from the ground. The 
said number plates shall be kept clean. 

No number plates other than such as are procured from the com- 
missioner or such as may be authorized by him for temporary use, 
except as provided in section 3, shall be displayed on any motor 
vehicle so operated, and if any number plate supplied by the com- 
missioner is lost or mutilated, or if the register number thereon be- 
comes illegible, the owner or person in control of the motor vehicle 
for which said number plate was furnished shall apply in writing 
to the commissioner for a new number plate and deposit with his 
application the fee provided in section 25, and thereupon said com- 
missioner shall issue to such applicant a permit allowing him to 
place a temporary number plate bearing his register numl)er upon 
said motor vehicle until a number plate of the regular design is 
made and delivered to said applicant; provided, however, that all 
such temporary number plates and the register number thereon 
shall conform to the regular number plates and be displayed as 
nearly as may be as herein provided for said regular number plates. 

Sect. 6. Every motor vehicle, operated or driven upon the ways Motor vehicles 
of this state, shall be provided with adequate brakes in good work-*^it|f Adequate 
ing order and sufficient to control such vehicle at all times when thef^'^'P™!^*' 

... . brake, horn, 

said vehicle is m use, a muffler, a suitable and adequate bell, horni'ghts, refleetor. 
or other device for signaling, and suitable lamps. Every motor 
vehicle operated during the period from one-half hour after sunset 



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Operator of 
motor vehicle t 
be licensed; 
application ; 
qualifications : 
license; certifi- 
cate; special 
license ; 
expiration of 
license. 



to one-half hour before sunrise shall display at least two lighted 
lamps on the front, provided, Jiowever, one suitable lighted lamp 
on the front of a motor cycle shall be deemed sufficient. The light 
from the front lamps shall be sufficient to be visible at least two 
hundred feet in the direction in which the motor vehicle is proceed- 
ing, and all motor vehicles equipped with electric headlights shall 
also be equipped w^th some device to permanently dim the glare 
or to scatter the rays of light from the same. 

Every motor vehicle, tractor, trailer, and semi-trailer, when on 
the highways of this state at night shall have on the rear thereof, 
and to the left of the axis thereof, one lamp capable of displaying a 
red light visible for a distance of at least one hundred (100) feet 
behind such vehicle and a white light illuminating the registration 
plate of such vehicle so that the characters thereon shall be visible 
for a distance of at least fifty (50) feet. 

Every motor cycle equipped with side car when on the highways 
of this state at night shall display two lighted lamps on the front 
as hereinbefore provided for motor vehicles. 

No person shall operate upon any way any closed motor vehicle, 
or motor vehicle so constructed, equipped or loaded that the opera- 
tor is prevented from having a constantly free and unobstructed 
view of the highwa,y immediately in the rear, unless there is at- 
tached to the vehicle a mirror or reflector so placed and adjusted 
as to afford the operator a clear, reflected view of the highway in 
the rear of the vehicle. 

Sect. 7. Except as herein otherwise provided, no person shall 
operate a motor vehicle within this state until he shall have first 
obtained a "license for that purpose. Application to operate motor 
vehicles may be made by mail or otherwise to the commissioner on 
blanks prepared under his authority. Application for license to so 
operate shall be accompanied with the proper fee as provided for 
in section 25. 

Before a license is granted to any person, except to a nonresident, 
who has not been heretofore licensed to operate a motor vehicle in 
this state, the applicant shall pass an examination as to his qualifica- 
tions, which examination shall be such as the commissioner shall 
prescribe, and no license shall be issued until the commissioner is 
satisfied that the applicant is a proper person to receive it; pro- 
vided, however, that if an applicant for a license to operate motor 
vehicles under the jorovisions of this section has been granted a non- 
resident certificate as provided in section 25 of this act for the cur- 
rent year, the commissioner may issue such license without an ex- 
amination. 

No license to operate motor vehicles shall be issued to any person 
under sixteen years of age. 

To each person to whom an operator's license is granted by the 
commissioner shall be assigned some distinguishing number or mark, 



1921] Chapter 119. 207 

and the license issued shall be in sneli form and subject to such con- 
ditions of limitation or otherwise as the commissioner may deem 
expedient. License certificates shall contain the distinguishing 
number or mark assigned to the licensee, his name, place of residence 
and address, and a brief description of the licensee, for the purposes 
of identification; together with such other information as the com- 
missioner may deem necessary. 

A person to whom an operator's or chauffeur's license has been 
issued, unless such license contains a special limitation or restric- 
tion, may operate any registered motor cycle. 

Special licenses shall be issued to chaufl'eurs who have passed a 
chauffeur's examination, but no such license shall be issued to any 
person less than eighteen years of age. 

Every person licensed to operate motor vehicles as aforesaid shall 
endorse his usual signature on the margin of the license, in a space 
provided for the purpose, immediately upon receipt of said license, 
and such license shall not be valid until so endorsed. 

All licenses to operate motor vehicles shall expire at midnight on 
December thirty-first of the year of their issue. 

All applications for licenses to operate motor vehicles shall be 
sworn to by the applicant before a justice of the peace or a notary 
public. 

Sect. 8. No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon any way unlicensed per- 
in this state unless licensed under tlie provisions of this act. or per- operate vehicle; 
mit such a vehicle owned or controlled by him to be so operated op^rft^d^by"^^''^ 
by a person not so licensed, except as otherwise here hi provided, but''^*'"®^® °^ *°''' 



motor vehicles by unlicensed persons, while being taught to operate, 
if riding with or accompanied by a licensed chauffeur or operator, 
excepting only persons who have been licensed and whose licenses 
are not in force because of revocation or suspension for cause and 
persons less than sixteen years of age, but said licensed chauffeur 
or operator shall be liable for the violation of any provision of this 
act or any regulation made in accordance herewith committed by 
such unlicensed operator, provided, however, that the examiners of 
chauffeurs and operators in the employ of the commissioner, when 
engaged in their official duties, shall not be liable for the acts of 
any person who is being examined. 

Whenever a motor vehicle of a nonresident may be operated on 
the ways of this state, without registration in accordance with the 
provisions of section 3, such vehicle may be operated by its owner 
or by his chauffeur or employee without a license from the com- 
missioner, if the operator or chauffeur is duly licensed under the 
laws of the state, district or country in which he resides, or has com- 
plied fully with the laws of the state of his residence respecting the 
licensing of operators of motor vehicles. 

No person, excepting a nonresident, while operating a motor 



eign state; 
' cliauflfeu 
licensed. 



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vehicle not subject to registration in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section 3, shall operate a motor vehicle as a chauffeur 
unless specially licensed by the commissioner so to do. 

niensron*^ ersoif Sect. 9. Evcry persou operating a motor vehicle shall have the 
certificate of registration for said vehicle and his license to operate 
upon his person or in the vehicle in some easily accessible place, 
provided, however, the certificates of registration of dealers need 
not be so carried. 

Unlicensed Sect. 10. No pcrsou shall employ for hire as a chauffeur or 

chauflfeur not to ^ x- ./ . ,, ,. 

be employed. Operator 01 a motor vehicle any person not specially licensed as 

aforesaid, 
^x^rctse' reasllli- Sect. 11. Every pcrsou having control or charge of a motor 
able care; vcliicle shall, whenever upon any public street, or way and ap- 

unreasonable . . i • i i i i ^ , • 

noise and smoke; proachiug aiiy vchiclc drawu by a horse or horses or approaching 
passing pMies- any horse upon which any person is riding, operate, manage, and 
how" io73e"ie'ft control such motor vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every 
unattended. reasouablc 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 motor vehicle shall reduce 
its speed, and if requested 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 device 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 of any motor vehicle shall on any way permit any 
unreasonable amount of smoke to escape from said motor vehicle, 
nor shall any operator on any way permit 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 
crossmg of ways, shall slow down and keep to the right of the inter- 
section of the centers of both ways when turning either to the right 
or to the left. The driver of any motor vehicle approaching or pass- 
ing a car of any 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 vehi- 
cle 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. 

No person having control or charge of a motor vehicle shall allow 
such vehicle to stand in any public street or way and remain unat- 



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tended without first locking or making it fast or etf'ectively setting 
the brakes thereon, and stopping the motor of said vehicle. 

Sect. 12. If a person traveling on a highway with a vehicle Law of road, 
meets another person so traveling in the opposite direction, he shall 
seasonably turn to the right of the center of the traveled part of the 
road, so that each may pass the other without interference. 

If a person traveling on a highway with a vehicle is informed that 
another person traveling in like manner in the same direction de- 
sires to pass him, he shall turn to the right of the center of the trav- 
eled part of the road, if there is sufficient room on that side to en- 
able him to do so with safety, and shall not wilfully obstruct the 
passage of the rear vehicle upon the other side of the road. 

Sect. 13. If any person shall operate a motor vehicle on anyVehicie^no^t^to be 
way at a rate of speed greater than is reasonable and proper, hav- unreasonable 
ing regard to traffic and the use of the way, and the safety of the constitutes 
public, he shall be punished as provided in section 15 of this act, ^pje'd Tn' ce/tain 
and it shall be conclusive evidence of a rate of speed greater than^^4ep"fon' as to 
is reasonable and proper as aforesaid if a motor vehicle is operated ^^'^''='^^j.°^ ^^'^ 
on any way outside of a thickly settled or business part of a city partments and 

,. „ ., If. T ambulances. 

or town at a rate exceeding twenty-five miles per hour for a dis- 
tance of a quarter of a mile. It shall be conclusive evidence of a 
rate of speed gr-eater than is reasonable and proper as aforesaid if 
a motor vehicle is operated on any way inside the thickly settled or 
business part of a city or town at a rate of speed exceeding fifteen 
miles per hour for the distance of one-eighth of a mile, or if a motor 
vehicle is operated on any w^ay upon approaching an intersecting 
way, or in traversing a crossing or intersection of ways or in going 
around a corner or a curve in a street or way where the operator's 
view of the road traffic is obstructed, at a rate of speed exceeding 
ten miles per hour; provided, however, that in civil actions this 
evidence shall be prima facie only; further provided, that the pro- 
visions of this section relating to speed shall not apply to motor vehi- 
cles of a fire department, motor police patrols, or motor ambulances, 
when in the emergency service of their respective departments. 

Sect. 14. Selectmen of towns, city governments or any board, Municipal corpo- 

, J J ... .,..".,.. rations may 

department or commission m any town or city, having jurisdiction make special 
of the subject matter, may make special regulations as to the use of exfept'^a^^to 
vehicles upon particular ways, except as to speed, and may exclude reguMi^nl"^^ °^ 
such vehicles altogether from certain ways ; provided, however, that 
no such special regulation shall be effective unless it shall have been 
published in one or more newspapers, if there be any in the city or 
town in which the way is situated, otherwise in one or more news- 
papers published in the county in which the city or town is situ- 
ated, nor unless notice of the same is posted conspicuously by the 
city, town, board, department or commission making the regulation, 
at points where any way affected hereby joins other ways but no 



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Penalty; fine; 
revocation of 
license. 



Revocation or 
suspension of 
license. 



Penalty for 
various offenses. 



regulation shall be valid which excludes vehicles from any state 
liigliway or from any main highway leading from any city or town 
to another. No ordinance, by-law, or regulation now in force in 
any city or town or in any park way or park which regulates the 
speed at which vehicles shall be run upon its ways, shall hereafter 
have any force or effect. 

Sect. 15. Unless otherwise herein provided, any person con- 
victed of a violation of any provision of this act, or of any rule or 
regulation under its authority shall be punished by a fine of not 
exceeding twenty-five dollars for the first offense and not exceeding 
one hundred dollars for any subsequent offense committed during 
any calendar year. A complaint against a person for the violation 
of any section of this act may be placed on file at the discretion of 
the court, if the violation appears to have been unintentional or if 
no person or property could have been endangered thereby. Upon a 
third or subsequent conviction in the same calendar year the com- 
missioner shall forthwith revoke the license of the person so con- 
victed, and no new license shall be issued to such person for at least 
thirty days after the date of such revocation. 

Sect. 16. The commissioner may order any license issued to any 
person under the provisions of this act to be suspended or revoked, 
after due hearing, for any cause which he may cleeta sufficient, and 
the said commissioner may order the suspension of the license of any 
operator or chauffeur in his discretion, and without a hearing, and 
may order the license to be delivered to his ofRce, whenever, he has 
reason to believe that the holder thereof is physically or mentally 
an improper or incompetent person to operate motor vehicles, or is 
operating improperly or so as to endanger the public, or has made a 
material false statement in his application, and the license shall not 
be reissued unless, upon examination or investigation, or after a 
hearing, the commissioner determines that the operator should again 
be permitted to operate. 

The commissioner, upon evidence satisfactory to him that the 
owner of a motor vehicle is permitting or has permitted the same to 
be operated in violation of any of the provisions of this act or has 
made any false statement in the application for registration, may 
suspend the registration of such motor vehicle until he is satisfied 
that the offense will not be repeated or the owner has been acquitted. 

Sect. 17. Any person convicted of operating a motor vehicle in 
this state after his license to operate has been suspended or revoked, 
and any person who attaches or permits to be attached to a motor 
vehicle a number plate assigned by the commissioner to another 
vehicle, or who obscures or permits to be obscured the figures on 
any number plate attached to any motor vehicle, or who fails to 
display on a motor vehicle proper lights as herein provided, the 
number plate, and the register number duly issued therefor, with 
intent to conceal the identity of such motor vehicle, shall be pun- 



1921] Chapter 119. 211 

ished by a fine not exceeding one hnndred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment not exceeding six months, or both. 

Sect. 18. Whoever npon any way operates a vehicle recklessly Penalty for 
or while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or so that theiessiy %vhiie 
lives or safety of the public might be endangered, or upon a bet,o"^uquor^"^''*'^ 
wager, or race, or who operates a vehicle for the i)urpose of making Jj^^^"f„°^.ppQ,.^ 
a record, and thereby violates any provisions of section 13 of this 
act or any special regulation made under the authority conferred 
by section 14 of this act shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, 
or both, and if any person be convicted a second time of operating 
a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, he shall 
be punished by imprisonment not less than one month and not ex- 
ceeding one .year. A conviction of a violation of this section shall 
be reported forthwith by the court or trial justice to the commis- 
sioner, who shall revoke immediately the license of the person so 
convicted and the commissioner may revoke the license of any per- 
son wlio f-hall be convicted of a similar offense by a court of any 
other state. Whenever any person so convicted appeals, the said 
commissioner shall suspend forthwith the license of the person so 
convicted and shall order him to deliver his license to said commis- 
sioner, and shall not reissue said license until said person is ac- 
quitted in a court having jurisdiction of the offense charged. No 
new license or certificate shall be issued by said commissioner to any 
person convicted of a violation of this section until after sixty days 
from the date of such final conviction. 

Sect. 1!). Any person operating a motor vehicle knowing that Operator^ duty 
injury has been caused by him to a person, shall forthwith bring has cauTeT injury 
his motor vehicle to a stop, return to the scene of the accident, give ^Ig ^property ^ *" 
to any proper person demanding the same, his name and address, ^®"*"J'- 
the number of the driver's license, the registration number of the 
motor vehicle, and the name and address of each occupant thereof. 
Failure to comply with the foregoing requirements shall constitute 
a felony, and any person guilty thereof .^hall be punished by a fine 
of not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the 
state prison for not exceeding three years, or both. 

Any person operating a motor vehicle knowing that injury has 
been caused by him to the property of another, shall forthwith bring 
his motor vehicle to a stop, return to the scene of the accident, give 
(o any proper person demanding the same his name and address, the 
number of the driver's license, the registration number of the motor 
vehicle, and the name and address of each occupant thereof. Fail- 
ure to comply with the foregoing requirements shall constitute a 
misdemeanor, and any person guilty thereof shall be punished by a 
fine of not exceeding twenty-five dollars. 

Sect. 20. Any person who, while operating or in charge of a Penalty for 
motor vehicle, shall refuse when requested by a police officer to give grvhf/ name. 



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[1921 



etc., to officer; 
not stopping 
when signaled; 
not producing 
license, etc. 



Courts and trial 
justices to keep 
record of prose- 
cutions; abstract 
to be sent 
commissioner 
who shall keep 
record open to 
inspection; 
endorsement of 
conviction on 
license. 



Commissioner 
may summon 
witnesses and 
take testimony; 
perjury ; witness 
fees ; court 
jiirisdiction in 
equity to enforce 
orders. 



etc. 



his name and address or the name and address of the owner of such 
motor vehicle, or who shall give a false name or address, or who 
shall refuse or neglect to stop when signaled to stop by any police 
officer who is in uniform, or who displays his badge conspicuously 
on the outside of his outer coat or garment, or who refuses on de- 
mand of such officer to produce his license to operate such vehicle 
or his certificate of registration, or to permit such officer to take the 
license or certificate in hand for the purpose of examination, or who 
refuses on demand of such officer to sign his name in the presence 
of such officer, or who refuses or neglects to produce his license when 
requested by a court or trial justice, shall be punished by a fine of 
not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 21. A full record shall be kept by every court or trial jus- 
tice in this state of every case in which a person is charged with a 
violation of any of the provisions of this act or of any other act 
relative to motor vehicles, and an abstract of the record in cases of 
conviction shall be sent forthwith by the court or trial justice to 
the commissioner. Said abstracts shall be made upon forms pre- 
pared by said commissioner and shall include all necessary informa- 
tion as to the parties to the case, the nature of the offense, the date 
of the hearing, the plea, the judgment and the result, and every 
such abstract shall be certified by the clerk of the court or by the 
trial justice as a true abstract of the record of the court. Said com- 
missioner shall keep such records in his office and they shall be open 
to the inspection of any person during reasonable business hours. 
Said courts and trial justices shall also endorse upon the back of the 
license of every person convicted of a violation of this act the nature 
of the offense, the date of the hearing and the sentence. Said courts 
and trial justices shall furnish to the commissioner the details of any 
particularly flagrant cases which may be heard before them, upon 
their own initiative, or upon the request of said commissioner or 
his agents, and they may make such recommendations to said com- 
missioner as to the suspension or revocation of the licenses and cer- 
tificates of registration of the persons defendant in such cases as 
they may deem necessary. 

Sect. 22. In the administration of the laws and regulations rela- 
tive to motor vehicles and to the operators and the operation thereof, 
the commissioner may summon witnesses in behalf of the state and 
may administer oaths and take testimony. The commissioner may 
also cause depositions to be taken and may order the production of 
books, papers; agreements, and documents. Any person who swears 
or affirms falsely in regard to any matter or thing respecting which 
an oath or affirmation is required by this act shall be deemed guilty 
of perjury. The fees for the attendance and travel of witnesses 
shall be the same as for witnesses before the superior court, and 
shall be paid by the treasurer upon the warrant of the governor, 
the certificate of the commissioner having been first filed with the 



1921] Chapter l]9. 213 

auditor. The supreme judicial court or the superior court shall 
have jurisdiction in equity, upon the application of the commis- 
sioner, to enforce all lawful orders of the governor and council or 
the commissioner under this section. 

Sect. 23. A proper record of all applications and of all cer- Commissioner to 

T T • T T Ti 1 1 11 • • J 1 • ^^^P record of 

tmcates and licenses issued shall be kept by the commissioner at his applications and 
office, and such records shall be open to the inspection of any per- open^To insplc- 
son during reasonable business hours. The commissioner may issue gates. '^^^ '^^^^^ 
or cause to be issued a certified copy of any certificate of registra- 
tion or of any license to operate motor vehicles which may have 
been lost or mutilated, upon the written request of the person en- 
titled thereto, and the payment of the fee provided in section 25, 
and such certified copies shall have the same force and effect as the 
original. 

Sect. 24. Everv owner, proprietor, person in control, or keeper o^i»er or keeper 

' ^ ^ ' -^ . ' ^01 garage to l:eep 

of a garage, shall keep or cause to be kept in a book a proper record record of vehi- 
of every automobile not registered in this state which enters and tered in this state. 
which leaves his garage, stable or place of business. Said book 
shall have blank columns and headings on every page as prescribed 
by the commissioner. The said book shall be left in some convenient 
place and shall be open at all times to the inspection of the commis- 
sioner and of any police officer or constable. 

Sect. 25. The commissioner or his authorized agent shall collect f/jf^^^^^^'J®^'^' 
fees as follows: vehicles: 

(a) For the registration of every motor cycle, five dollars ($5). 

(b) For the registration of every motor cycle side car, three dol- 
lars (.$3). 

(c) For the registration of every motor vehicle, other than 
motor cycles, trucks, or tractors, sixty cents ($.60) per one hundred 
(100) pounds gross weight of vehicle and load, provided, liowever, 
that the minimum fee shall be fifteen dollars ($15). 

(d) For the registration of every motor truck and tractor equip- 
ped with pneumatic tires sixty cents ($.60) per one hundred (100) 
pounds gross weight of vehicle and load, provided, liowever, that the 
minimum fee under this paragraph shall be twenty dollars ($20). 

(e) For the registration of every motor truck and tractor equip- 
ped with solid rubber tires, eighty-five cents ($.85) per one hundred 
(100) Dounds gross weight of vehicle and load, provided, however, 
that the minimum fee under this paragraph shall be thirty dollars 
($30). 

(f) For the registration of every motor vehicle or tractor equip- 
ped with iron, steel, or other hard tires, one dollar ($1) per one 
hundred (100) pounds gross weight of vehicle and load. 

Tractors used for agricultural purposes only and tractors used 
only on snow shall pay one-tenth the above rate. 

(g) For the registration of every trailer and semi-trailer equip- 
ped w4th pneumatic tires fifty cents ($.50) per one hundred (100) 
pounds gross weight of vehicle and load. 



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1921 



(h) For the registration of every trailer and semi-trailer equip- 
ped with solid rubber tires, sixty-five cents ($.65) per one hundred 
(100) pounds gross weight of vehicle and load. 

(i) For the registration of every trailer and semi-trailer equip- 
ped with iron, steel or other hard tires, ninety cents ($.90) per one 
hundred (100) pounds gross weight of vehicle and load. 

(j) For the substitution of the registration of a motor vehicle 
for that of another motor vehicle previously registered in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section 2 of this act, two dollars ($2). 

(k) For the registration of every motor vehicle owned by a 
nonresident who applies for registration under the provisions of 
section 3 (a) of this act, and for the registration of every motor 
vehicle during the period beginning with the first day of October 
and ending with the thirty-first day of Deceml:)er. in any year, 
in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of this act, one-half 
of the foregoing fees, provided, however, that if such motor vehicle 
owned by a nonresident of this state is used, or is intended to be 
used for hire, the commissioner shall collect the full fee according 
to the rated weight and class hereinbefore provided. 

(1) For the registration of motor vehicles owned by or under 
the control of a manufacturer of or dealer in motor vehicles, eighty- 
five dollars ($85). 

(m) For the registration of motor cycles owned by or under 
the control of a manufacturer of or dealer in motor cycles, includ- 
ing three pairs of plates to be furnished with the certificate of reg- 
istration, fifteen dollars ($15). 

(n) For every additional number plate furnished to replace 
such as have been lost or mutilated, or which are illegible, one dol- 
lar ($1) and for every additional pair of number plates furnished 
to a manufacturer of or dealer in motor vehicles, other than motor 
cycles, whose business requires more than six pairs of such plates, 
eight dollars ($8). For every additional pair of number plates 
furnished to a manufacturer or dealer in motor cycles whose bus- 
iness requires more than three pairs of such plates, two dollars 
($2). 

(o) For each operator's original license and examination, three 
dollars ($3) ; for each chauffeur's original license and examination, 
five dollars ($5) ; and for all subsequent operator's and chauffeur's 
licenses, two dollars ($2) each. 

(p) For each motor cycle operator's license, one dollar ($1). 

(q) For every certified copy of a certificate of registration or a 
license, fifty cents ($.50). 

(r) For the operation of all motor vehicles bearing the neutral 
zone registration, the operator's or chauffeur's license issued by the 
state of residence shall be deemed sufficient. The fee for neutral 
zone registration shall be two dollars ($2). 

(s) For the operation of all motor vehicles registered for the 



1921] Chapter ll«j. 215 

months of July, August, and September, as nonresident motor ve- 
hicles, special nonresident certificates shall be issued, good only 
during the period of three months as above stated. For original 
special nonresident certificate and examination the fee shall be two 
dollars ($2) and for all subsequent certificates and all certificates 
issued to drivers who have previously been licensed in the state of 
their residence, if license is required in such state, one dollar ($1), 
provided, hoivever, that said commissioner or his authorized agents 
may furnish without charge copies of certificates of registration and 
of licenses to operate, and copies of other documents relating there- 
to, to officers of the state, or of any court thereof, or of any city 
or town therein, and said commissioner may issue certificates of 
registration for motor vehicles and licenses to operate the same to 
the President of the United States and members of his executive 
staff, and to any ambassador or member of the foreign diplomatic 
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. 

Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent a dealer, dealer's resis- 
as herein defined, using his motor vehicles registered under his 
dealer's registration for renting or pleasure purposes, provided, 
however, that motor vehicles used for the transportation of freight 
or merchandise shall not be used for other than demonstration pur- 
poses or for service in connection with said dealer's motor vehicle 
business. 

In the computation of fees based on gross weight, said gross fees based on 
weight shall, in the case of freight or merchandise motor vehicles, ^elSit^"^ how ' de- 
be the actual weight of said motor vehicle in pounds plus the manu-*®''™''^^'^' 
facturer's rated load capacity, and, in the case of passenger motor 
vehicles, shall be the actual weight of said motor vehicle plus the 
sum of the adult seating capacitv multiplied by one hundred and 
fifty (]50) pounds. The next larger one hundred pounds shall be 
used in computing fees. 

A vehicle equipped with two or more solid rubber tires shall be 
considered as equipped with solid rubber tires. A vehicle equipped 
with two or more iron, steel, or other hard tires shall be considered 
as equipped with iron, steel, or other hard tires. 

The commissioner shall have the authority in disputed cases 
to determine the classification in which any vehicle belongs and 
the amount of the fee which shall be paid therefor. 

Any person desiring to carry a greater load than that given 
under the manufacturer's rating shall so declare it at the time of 
registration and in such case the commissioner shall base his fees 
upon the weight given by the owner. 

Any person who shall operate on the ways of this state a rjotor penalty for 
vehicle whose weight including load shall exceed by more thanheaVier^^ha^n ^'^^\ 



216 Chapter 119. [1921 

wSht"^ twenty per cent, the total weight under which it was registered 

shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a "fine of not 
less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more tb.an two hundred dol- 
lars ($200). 

limitations as to No Vehicle of four wheels or less whose gross weight including 

weight of vehicles o & a 

permitted to be load IS more than twenty thousand (20,000) pounds; no vehicle 
having a greater weight than fifteen thousand (15,000)' pounds on 
one axle, and no vehicle having a load of over seven hundred and 
fifty (750) pounds per inch width of tire concentrated on the sur- 
face of the highway (said width in the case of rubber tires to be 
measured between the flanges of the rim) shall be operated on the 
highways of this state. Provided, Jwivever, that nothing in this 
act shall be so construed as to prohibit the use of road rollers used 
in the construction or maintenance of highways, and provided, 
further, that the state highway commissioner shall have power from 
time to time to fix by written order weight limits in excess of the 
limits herein prescribed, but not exceeding twenty-eight thousand 
(28,000) pounds, which increased limits shall be applicable either 
for an indefinite period or for such limited time or specified portion 
or portions of each year as may be designated in such order, with 
respect to any highway or section thereof which in his opinion 
is so constructed as to be suitable for heavier traffic than is herein 
authorized, and he may from time to time revoke any such order or 
change by like order the limits therein fixed. Every such order 
shall designate the highway or particular section thereof to which 
the order is applicable, the weight limits thereafter to be in force 
thereon and the time or portion of the year (if. limited) during 
which the order is to be operative ; the original of such order shall 
be kept on file in the office of said commissioner and a copy thereof 
filed by him with the town clerk of each town in Which the highway 
or portion thereof affected is located ; and the operation upon such 
highway or portion thereof during the time such order may be in 
force of any vehicle whose weight exceeds the limits fixed by said 
order, shall be deemed a violation of the provisions of this act and 
punished as hereinafter provided in this section. 

No vehicle whose width including load is greater than ninety-six 
(96) inches, whose length including load is greater than thirty 
(30) feet, and no combination of wheels coupled together whose 
total length, including load, is greater than eighty-five (85) feet 
shall be operated on the highways of this state. 

penalty for Auv pcrsou wlio sliall Operate on the highwavs of this state a 

operating vehicle , • i , . . ,\ . . J",, ^"i • -u J 

in excess of Vehicle whosc Size or weight is m excess ot that herein prescribed 

or weight; shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punished by a fine of not 

less than twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than two hundred 
dollars ($200) for the first offense and not less than fifty dollars 
($50) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500) for any subsequent 
offense. 



19211 Chapter 110. 217 

Every trailer and semi-trailer, except small two-wheeled trailers *^^^^^''^.^^hen to 
of one thousand pounds (1000) capacity or less, towed closely be- 
hind a motor vehicle, and semi-trailers when towed alone, whose 
over-all length in both cases, including towing vehicle and load, 
shall not exceed thirty (30) feet, when on the highways of this 
state at night shall carry at the front of its left side one lamp cap- 
able of throwing a white light visible for a distance of at least two 
hundred (200) feet in front of the vehicle. 

.Sect. 26. All fees and fines received by any person under the Fees and fines 
provisions of this act or under the laws of the state relative to the commissioner? 
use and operation of motor vehicles shall be paid to the commis- rame^monthij 
sioner within five days after the receipt of such fees or fines, and ^oney'^w'^t'o 
all moneys received shall be paid monthly by the commissioner to '"^ used. 
the state treasurer and shall be used by said treasurer for the pay- 
ment on warrant of the governor of such expenses as may be neces- 
sary and authorized by the governor and council to carry out the 
provisions of law relative to the use of motor vehicles; and, in 
so far as its provisions might be construed to apply to this act, chap- 
ter 15 of the Laws of 1909 is hereby repealed. The balance shall be 
expended for the maintenance of highways in accordance with the 
laws of the state relative to the improvement and maintenance of 
highways, said balance to be in addition to all sums already appro- 
priated or that may hereafter be appropriated by the general court 
for the same purpose. 

Sect. 27. The commissioner shall cause this act and the regula- This act to be 
tions thereunder to be printed in pamphlet form for distribution, pamphlet form 
For the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this act, the commissioner""' 
commissioner may employ such agent or agents and pay him or '"g^ents^TS^^carry 
them sucli compensation as the governor and council shall consider out this act. 
necessary. 

Chapter 133 of the Laws of 1911 and amendments thereto are Repealing clause; 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect at 12 o'clock (mid- Dec.%i, 1921." 
night") December 31, 1921. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



218 



Chapter 120. 



1921 



CHAPTER 120. 

AX ACT IX AMEXDMEXT OF CHAPTER 55 OF THE LAWS OF 1910, RELAT- 
IXG TO THE REGISTRATIOX OF MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Permit for registration required; 

to be issued by city or town of 

applicant. 
Permit of motor vehicle to expire 

upon transfer of its ownership ; 

proviso. 
Fees for permits for registration of 

motor vehicles. 
Account of permit fees received by 

city or town officials ; fees to 

town clerks for permits. 



Fees for permits for registration 

of motor vehicles. 
Exemption from permit fee on 

ground of nonresidence. 
Sections 2. .3 and 5 take effect at 

midnight Dec. 31, 1921; sections 

1, 4 and 6 take effe.n on passage. 



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



Stration Sectiox 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 55 of the Laws of 1919 

[s^suld'^b' dty^ ^^ Striking out said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
or town lowing: Sectiox 1. No motor vehicle owned or controlled by a 

resident of this state shall be registered under the provisions of the 
motor vehicle laws until the owner or person controlling the same 
has obtained a permit for registration from the city or town where- 
in such owner or person resides; provided, however, that this sec- 
tion shall not apply to motor vehicles which constitute stock in 
trade of a manufacturer of or a hona fide dealer in such motor 
vehicles. 
Permit of motor Sect. 2. Amend chapter 55 of the Laws of 1919 by striking out 
upon ^transto'^^of section 3 thereof and substituting therefor the following: Sect. 3. 
pro^iso.^'^^*''^ ' Upon the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle the permit shall 
expire. Provided, however, that any owner who has paid a permit 
fee for a motor vehicle the ownership of which is transferred or 
which is subsequently totally lost by fire, theft or accident, in the 
same calendar year, shall be entitled to a credit to the amount of 
such permit fee towards one permit fee which may be required of 
him in the same calendar year; provided, further, that no portion 
of any permit fee once paid shall be repaid to any person ; and 
that from October 1 to December 31 such credit shall not exceed 
one-third of the amount of the original permit fee. 
Fees for permits Sect. 3. Amend scctiou 5 of chapter 55 of the Laws of 1919 
of^ motor* vehicles. by Striking out Said section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing : Sect. 5. The treasurer of each city, or such other person 
as the city government may designate, and the town clerk of each 
town shall collect fees for such permits as follows : On each motor 
vehicle offered for registration a sum equal to twentj'-four mills on 
each one dollar of the maker's list price for the current year of 



1921] Chapter 120. 219 

manufacture, seventeen mills for the first succeeding year, thirteen 
mills for the second succeeding year, seven mills for the third suc- 
ceeding year, five mills for the fourth and succeeding years. 

Sect. ^4. Amend section 6 of chapter 55 of the Laws of 1919 ^Y f^^T^^J^.i^"^'^ 
adding after the word "treasury" the words on the last Saturday of citv or town 
each calendar month and by adding at the end of the first sentence to town clerks 
the words and failure so to deposit shall be cause for immediate '^^ ^^"^^^ ^' 
removal from office, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : Sect. 6. Each designated city official and each town clerk 
shall keep an accurate account of the money received by him for 
said permits and deposit the same in the city or town treasury on 
the last Saturday of each calendar month, to be used for the general 
purposes of the city or town, and failure so to deposit shall be 
cause for immediate removal from office. Town clerks shall be 
paid on orders drawn on the toAvn treasurer by the selectmen 
twenty-five cents for each permit issued. 

Sect. 5. Amend section 7 of chapter 55 of the Laws of 1919 byjees for permits 

•1 • ■ 1 ■ -, ■ ■ • 1 1 P 1 o IT ^°^ registration 

strikmg out said section and inserting m place thereof the follow- of motor vehicles, 
ing: Sect. 7. For permits issued under the provisions of this act 
during the period beginning with the first day of October and end- 
ing with the thirty-first day of December in any year, the fees shall 
be one-third of the sum named in section 5 of this act. 

Sect. 6. Amend chapter 55 of the Laws of 1919 by striking out Exemption from 
section 11 thereof and adding three new sections as follows: Sect, ground of non- 
11. The term resident as used in this act shall apply to persons ''''^"^''''°®- 
M^ho have a regular place of abode or business in this state for at 
least six months in the calendar year; provided, lioivever, that no 
exemption from the payment of a permit fee shall be granted by 
reason of nonresidence except by the commissioner of motor ve- 
hicles, who shall in all cases require proof satisfactory to him (1) 
of residence elsewhere, and (2) of the liability of a nonresident 
owner, otherwise entitled to such exemption, to pay a property tax 
on his motor vehicle for the current year in the state of his resi- 
dence. Sect. 12. Any person wilfully making any false state- 
ment to a town clerk or other person charged with the duty of is- 
suing permits under this act, when applying for a permit here- 
under, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction, there- 
of shall be fined not exceeding twenty-five dollars. Sect. 13. The 
commissioner of motor vehicles shall have authority to enforce the 
provisions of this act. 

Sect. 7. Sections 2, 3 and 5. of this bill, shall take effect at f'^aue^'elect^ a^*^ 
midnight on the thirtv-first dav of December. 1921. and sections 1. ™'<^"'g'A*i ^**^- 

. , „ * ' 31- 1921; sec- 

4 and 6. of this bill, shall take effect upon their passage. fions i, 4 and 6 

X o jgjjp effect on 

passage. 

[Approved April 13. 1921.] 



220 



Chapters 121, 122. 



[1921 



CHAPTER 121. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 203 OP THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO INTEREST AND USURY. 



Legal interest to be six per cent, 
unless a different rate is stipu- 
lated in writing. 



Section 

2. Reiiealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Legal interest 
to be six per 
cent, unless a 

diterei.t ia;e 
is stipulated ii 
writing. 



Repeal! 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 203 of the Public Statutes is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "lower" and substitut- 
ing in place thereof the word different, and by adding at the end 
of said section the words in writing, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Section 1. In rendering judgments, and in 
all business transactions where interest is paid or secured, it shall 
be computed and paid at the rate of six dollars on a hundred dol- 
lars for one year, unless a different rate is expressly stipulated in 
writing. 

• Sect. 2. Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of said chapter 203 are hereby 
repealed, but chapter 228, Laws of 1917, is hereby continued in full 
force and effect. 

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

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 122. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF PHARMACY AND THE SALE OF 
DRUGS AND MEDICINES. 



1. Definition of terms used in act. 

2. Commission of pharmacy and prac 

tical chemistry; qualifications: 
term of office: compensation; 
oath; officers of commission. 

3. Secretary-treasurer; duties; rec- 

ord of registrations. 

4. He shall receive fees and pay over 

monthly to state treasurer. 

5. Commission to enforce this act ; 

employment of inspectors. 

6. Examination of applicants for 

registration. 



Section 

7. Compounding, manufacture, sale, 

etc., of drugs at retail limited to 
registered pharmacists. 

8. Registered pharmacist may conduct 

pharmacy. 

9. Assistant pharmacists; powers and 

work of, regulated. 

10. Registration; requirements prelim- 

ii.ary to examination. 

11. Registration as pharmacist; pre- 

liminary requirements; examina- 
tion. 

12. Registration as assistant pharma- 

cist; examination. 



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Chapter 122. 



221 



Fubje;ts of examination. 

TTnlawful to impersonate applicant. 

Certificates of registration mav be 

issued to persons registered in 

another state. 
Examination fee. 
Biennial re-registration. 
Certificates shall be displayed in 

place of business. 
Suspension or revocation of regis- 
tration ; appeal. 
Commission may meet for comer- 

ence with other state boards of 

iharmacy. 
What books to be kept in every 

pharmacy. 
Board may prescribe educational 

requirements for candidates; 

mav make rul»s ard rea-ulations. 
What shall be deemed prima facie 

a pnle of drugs. 
No drug store shall be run without 
a permit. 



Section 

25. Permits, to whom to be issued. 

26. Fee; .permit shall be exposed in 

conspicuous place. 

27. Unlawful for person not a regis- 

tered pharmacist, etc., to com- 
pound or dispense drugs; pro- 
viso as to physicians, dentists and 
certain others. 

28. Dealers may sell certain articles at 

retail, in original packages only, 
when put up by registered phar- 
macist. 

29. Proprietor of pharmacy shall keep 

record book of sales of certain 
articles. 

30. Penalty for violations of act. 

31. Annual report to governor and 

council. 

32. Appropriations for fiscal years end- 

ing 1922 and 1923. 

33. Repealing clause; takes effect July 

1, 1921. 



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



Section 1. Definitions. 



Commission" when not otherwise 



limited means the New Hampshire commission of pharmacy and 
practical chemistry. 

"Board" when not otherwise limited means the New Hampshire 
commission of pharmacy and practical chemistry. 

"Drugs" when not otherwise limited means all substances used 
as medicines or in the preparation of medicine. 

"Medicine" when not otherwise limited means a drug or prep- 
aration of drugs in suitable form for use as a curative or reme- 
dial substance. 

"Pharmacy" when not otherwise limited means the place regis- 
tered by the board in which drugs, chemicals, medicines, prescrip- 
tions or poisons are compounded, dispensed or retailed. 

"Physician" means a practitioner of medicine duly registered 
under the laws of New Hampshire or some other state. 

"Dentist" means a practitioner of dentistry duly registered 
under the laws of New Hampshire or some other state. 

"Veterinarian" means a practitioner of veterinary medicine duly 
registered under the laws of New Hampshire or some other state. 

"Poisons" when not otherwise limited means any drug, chem- 
ical medicine or preparation liable to be destructive to adult human 
life in quantities of 60 grains or less. 

"Supervision" means under the direct charge or direction, and 
does not contemplate any continued absence of such supervision. 

"Potent drugs." The term potent drug shall include all sub- 
stances the average adult medicinal dose of which is less than sixty 



inition of 
terms used in act. 



222 



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[1921 



Commission of 
pharmacy and 
practical chem- 
istry; qualifica- 
tions; term of 
oiifice ; com- 
pensation ; oath ; 
oiificers of 
commission. 



Secretary- 
treasurer ; 
duties; record 
of registrations. 



grains of solid or sixty minims of liqnid, and all compounds, com- 
binations, mixtures and preparations thereof which contain more 
than an average adult dose in each fluid ounce of liciuid and each 
avoirdupois ounce of solid, or when in capsule, pill, tablet, powder 
or other like subdivision more than one adult dose in less than ten 
of sucli subdivisions. 

"Proprietary remedies" when not otherwise limited shall mean 
remedies that a certain individual or certain individuals have the 
exclusive right to manufacture or sell. 

Sect. 2. There shall exist and be maintained within the state a 
commission to be known as the commission of pharmacy and prac- 
tical chemistry with duties and powers as hereinafter defined and 
provided. Said commission shall consist of three members, one to be 
appointed each year, and the now existing commission of pharmacy 
heretofore appointed shall continue in office and act as the commis- 
sion of pharmacy with all the duties and powers as herein provided 
until the terms of its present members, respectively, expire, the va- 
cancies as they annually occur to be filled in keeping with the re- 
quirements of this act. Hereafter in making appointments to the 
commission of pharmacy the appointees shall have been registered 
pharmacists under this or some former law of the state, for a period 
of at least ten years, and they at the time of their appointment shall 
be engaged in conducting a retail pharmacy. Members of the com- 
mission of pharmacy to be appointed under this act, shall be ap- 
pointed by the governor with the advice of the council and shall 
serve for a term of three years, or until their successors are ap- 
pointed, and have duly qualified. Vacancies occurring in the com- 
mission other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the 
unexpired term only. The members of the commission shall be paid 
ten dollars per diem, and their necessary expenses while actually 
engaged in the performance of the duties of the commission, not 
exceeding twenty-five days annually, to be paid from the state treas- 
ury. Appointees to the commission of pharmacy shall within thirty 
d^s after their appointment, take and subscribe an oath or affirma- 
tion before properly qualified officers in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the laws of the commonwealth, that they will faithfully 
and impartially perform the duties of their office, which oath or 
affirmation shall be filed with the secretary of state. The commis- 
sion of pharmacy shall have a president and secretary-treasurer who 
shall be elected annually from among their number. The officers 
of the existing commission shall continue to so act until their terms, 
for which they have been elected, expire. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the secretary-treasurer to keep 
a record of the meetings of the commission and conduct its corre- 
spondence. A record of the registration of registered pharmacists 
and registered assistants shall be kept in the office of the secretary 
of state and shall be open to the inspection of any person at all 
reasonable times. 



1921] Chapter 122. 223 

Sect. 4. The seeretarv-treasurer shall receive all fees fi'om thep shall receive 

fees and pay over 

candidates for registration, re-registration of registered pharmacists monthly _ to state 
and assistant pharmacists as well as the fees derived from the regis- 
tration of stores, turning same over to the state treasurer at least 
monthly. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of the commission of pharmacy Commission to 
through officials and employees appointed by it, or under its super- gj^pio'j^men? 0/'' 
vision for that purpose, to enforce all the provisions of this act. '"'*p'''^'°''^- 
The commission shall have the right to employ such assistance in the 
way of inspectors as may in their judgment be deemed necessary, 
payment for such services to be made from the state treasury. 

Sect. 6. The commissicn shall hold meetings for the esamina- K.xamination of 
tion of applicants for registration, granting of certificates, and the reg^isu^ation. ""^ 
transaction of other necessary business, at least quarterly and at 
such time and place as they may see fit. They shall examine all 
persons in the art and science of pharmacy and its allied branches, 
who meet the requirements herein provided and who make applica- 
tion for registration as registered j^harmacists or assistant pharma- 
cists. 

Sect. 7. The compounding, manufacture, sale and distribution Compounding, 
of drugs and medicines at retail when of potent or poisonous char- "a^ie "e?c.,''of" 
acter as defined in this act, shall be Hmited exclusively to persons fimUed'^^to^*^*'*' 
who are registered for that purpose under the provisions of this act, ^^Idstsf*^ ^^'^^ 
provided that all persons heretofore and now registered within this 
state as pharmacists or assistant pharmacists, shall have all the 
rights which are granted to pharmacists and assistant pharmacists 
under this act when complying with the requirements thereof as 
hereinafter set out; and, provided further, that nothing contained 
in this act shall be construed to prevent the personal administration 
of drugs and medicines carried or kept for emergencies, by licensed 
dentists, physicians and veterinarians, in order to supply the im- 
mediate needs of their patients while in their presence, and the pro- 
visions of this chapter shall not be so construed as to apply to physi- 
cians compounding and putting up their own prescriptions. For 
the purposes of this act there shall be and are hereby made provi- 
sions for the registration of pharmacists and assistant pharmacists, 
each having the rights hereinafter provided, and being subject to 
the limitations and restrictions as respectively made. 

Sect. 8. A registered pharmacist shall have the right to conduct Registered 
a pharmacy for the compounding of medicines upon physicians' may ""conduct 
prescriptions, and for the manufacture, sale and distribution of pharmacy. 
drugs, medicines and poisons. 

Sect. 9. Assistant pharmacists shall have the right to do all Assistant phar- 

.-, ■ ii , IT 1 -,11 . . , macists; powers 

things that may be done by a registered pharmacist m a pharmacy and work of, 
conducted under the supervision of a registered pharmacist, but ^^^^'''*'''^' 
only under direct supervision and not during the absence of such 
registered pharmacist. A registered assistant pharmacist may be 



224 



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[1921 



Registration; 
requirements 
preliminary to 
examination. 



Registration as 
pharmacist; 
preliminary 
requirements ; 
examination. 



Registration as 
assistant phar- 
macist ; 
examination. 



Subjects of 
examination. 



Unlawful to im- 
isersonate appli- 
cant. 



Certificates of 
registration may 
be issued to 
persons regis- 
tered in another 
state. 



left in charge of a pharmacy only during the temporary absence of 
a registered pharmacist, and such temporary absence shall in no 
case exceed forty-eight hours at any one time, nor fourteen days in 
any one calendar year, unless consent is obtained from the commis- 
sion of pharmacy. In case of death or under extreme conditions the 
commission may in its discretion issue a special permit to operate 
a pharmacy in such manner and under conditions that will safe- 
guard the interests of the public, for a period not to exceed sixty 
days. 

Sect. 10. Applicants for registration as pharmacists or assist- 
ant pharmacists shall before being admitted to examination meet 
the following preliminary requirements, proof of which must be 
first filed with the secretary of the commission under rules and regu- 
lations adopted by it. 

Sect. 11. Applicants for registration as pharmacists shall be 
not less than twenty-one years of age ; they shall have at least four 
years of practical experience in a drug store or pharmacy where 
physicians' prescriptions are compounded, provided that not more 
than two years of credit in meeting such requirement may be given 
for attendance of at least two full school years at a recognized col- 
lege or school of pharmacy, and shall pass a satisfactory examina- 
tion before the commission. 

Sect. 12. Applicants for registration as assistant pharmacists 
shall be not less than eighteen years of age, and shall have at least 
two years of practical experience in a drug store or pharmacy, where 
physicians' prescriptions are compounded, provided that a credit of 
one year in meeting such requirements may be given for attendance 
of not less than one full school year at a recognized college or school 
of pharmacy, and shall pass a satisfactory examination before the 
commission. 

Sect. 13. Applicants for registration as pharmacists and as as- 
sistant pharmacists shall, to prove their respective requisite knowl- 
edge, be examined to a proper varying degree in the subjects of 
chemistry, botany, materia medica, toxicology and the theory and 
practice of pharmacy, and such other subjects as the commission 
may from time to time prescribe. 

Sect. 14. It shall be unlawful for any person to impersonate an 
applicant before the commission of pharmacy applying for registra- 
tion under the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 15. The commission of pharmacy may in its discretion 
grant certificates of registration as pharmacist or as assistant phar- 
macist, to persons who furnish proof that they have been registered 
as such by examination in some other state, and that they are of 
good moral character, provided, that such other state in its examina- 
tions requires the same general degree of fitness as is required by 
examination in this state, and that the applicant qualifies in all 
other respects as is required for registration by examination in this 



]921] Chapter 122. 225 

state, excepting that persons who have become registered by exam- 
ination in other states, prior to the time that this act takes eifect 
shall be required to meet only the requirements which existed in 
this state at the time when they became registered in such other 
state, and provided further-, that such other state or states in like 
manner grant reciprocal registration to pharmacists and assistant 
pharmacists of this state. Applicants for reciprocal registration in 
this state shall defray all necessary expense for making an investi- 
gation of their character, general reputation, and pharmaceutical 
standing, in the state where they have resided, such expense not to 
exceed the sum of fifteen dollars. Such reciprocity certificate shall 
not be granted until the person so applying shall certify his inten- 
tion of acting under it in this state. 

Sect. 16. Each applicant for a registered pharmacist's certifi-^-'^*™^"^***"^ ^^^• 
cate shall pay an examination fee of ten dollars. Each applicant 
for an assistant pharmacist's degree shall pay the sum of five dol- 
lars. Applicants for reciprocal registration as registered pharma- 
cists and assistant pharmacists in addition to the fee covering costs 
of investigation shall pay a fee of ten dollars. 

Sect. 17. Every registered pharmacist, assistant pharmacist and Biennial 
holder of a reciprocity certificate who desires to continue the busi- ''^"''^^'^''^^*'°"" 
ness of apothecary and druggist shall, on January 1, 1922, and 
biennially thereafter re-register and shall pay the fee of two dol- 
lars. When making application for such re-registration the appli- 
cant shall give his place of residence, and employment, whether as 
proprietor or employee, and any change of location or employment 
shall be reported to the secretary of the board within fifteen days. 
For failure to report such change of location or employment the 
commission may in its discretion suspend such certificate of regis- 
tration, reinstatement to be made only upon the payment of the 
sum of two dollars. For failure to re-register within sixty days 
the commission may suspend such certificate of registration and the 
holder shall not be entitled to reinstatement until the sum of two 
dollars together with any sum in arrears shall have been paid. 

Sect. 18. All certificates as pharmacists and assistant pharma- Certificates shaii 
cists shall at all times be conspicuously displayed in the place of Sac'l'^of''"^*^ '° 
business or dispensary where the registrant is engaged as such. business. 

Sect. 19. The registration of any pharmacist or assistant phar- Suspension or 
macist may be suspended or revoked by the commission of phar- regiSradon?^ 
macy, when the registration is proved to the commission to have '''"'"''''• 
been obtained by fraudulent means, or when the registrant has been 
convicted of a felony or is found by the commission to be guilty of 
gross immorality, or to be addicted to the liquor or drug habit to 
such a degree as to render him unfit to compound, sell or distribute 
drugs and medicines. Suspension or revocation of a certificate 
shall be only after due notice and hearing, and for the purposes of 
such hearing the board or any member thereof is authorized to 



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[1921 



■Commission may 
meet for con- 
Jference with 
other state 
boards of 
pharmacy. 



What books to 
be kept in every 
pharmacy. 



Board may 
prescribe 
educational 
requirements 
for candida^^s ; 
may make rules 
and regulations. 



examine witnesses under oath and to take oaths or affirmations, and 
to reduce the testimony given in any such case to writing. At .such 
hearing, such person, firm or corporation may appear with wit- 
nesses and be heard by counsel. Within thirty days after the sus- 
pension or revocation of a certificate of registration, the registrant 
may take an appeal to the superior court, and pending such appeal 
the decision of the commission shall be suspended until the court 
renders judgment which shall be final in the case, and if the decision 
of the commission is not sustained, the registrant shall be reinstated. 

Sect. . 20. The commission of pharmacy, in order to be informed 
and to determine the status of boards of pharmacy of other states 
desiring reciprocal registration, and in order to be advised regard- 
ing the progress of pharmacy throughout the country, may an- 
nually select at least one of its members to meet at the expense of 
the board, not to exceed one hundred dollars to be allowed out of 
its appropriation, with like representatives from other state boards 
of pharmacy. At such meetings, when arranged, there shall be dis- 
cussed the degree of fitness for registration which is required by 
the several state boards of pharmacy. Such representatives of the 
several state boards of pharmacy may adopt rules and regulations, 
which shall guide the several boards in the matter of reciprocal 
registration, but abidance with such rules and regulations as may 
be proposed at annual conferences shall be optional and at the dis- 
cretion of the commission of pharmacy. The commission of phar- 
macy through its representatives may with like representatives 
from other state boards of pharmacy join in creating and maintain- 
ing an association of representatives of the several state boards of 
pharmacy, to be engaged in the general advancement of pharmacy 
and the keeping of records pertaining to reciprocal registration of 
pharmacists, and at its discretion the commission may give to such 
association information which it possesses relating to such aims and 
objects. The state board of pharmacy at an expense not to exceed 
fifty dollars per annum may subscribe for and secure the service of 
an association engaged in the compilation of pharmaceutical infor- 
mation, knowledge and progress, specially adapted to secure effi- 
ciency in the work of the commission, to be allowed from its appro- 
priation. 

Sect. 21. There shall be kept in every pharmacy a copy of the 
latest revision of the United States Pharmacopoeia and the latest 
revision of the National Formulary which books must be open to 
the inspection of the commission of pharmacy and their properly 
authorized agents or employees. 

Sect. 22. The board of pharmacy may prescribe educational re- 
quirements or standards for the admission of candidates for regis- 
tration and it shall make from time to time rules and regulations 
which, are to govern it and all employees in the enforcement of this 
act. It shall prescribe, publish and authorize all application forms 
and blanks required under this act. 



19211 Chapter 122. 227 

Sect. 23. Evei-v store or shop where druffs and medieines or y^at shall be 

'■ '^ deemed 

cheniieals are dispensed or sold at retail, or displayed for sale at prima fade a 
retail or where prescriptions are compounded or which has upon it 
or in it as a sign the words pharmacist, pharmaceutical chemist, 
apothecary, druggist, pharmacy, drug store, drugs, or their equiva- 
lent in any language shall be deemed prima-facie evidence of the 
sale of drugs. 

Sect. 24. No person shall conduct a store for the sale at retail ^'" drug store 

T T • • ■ T-11 fi^^aW be run 

01 drugs and medicines unless such store is registered with and a without a permit, 
permit therefor has been issued by the board of pharmacy except 
as herein provided. 

Sect. 25. The board of pharmacy shall upon application issue Pei-mits, to whom 

p , , -T P n -, to be issued. 

a permit to maintain a store tor the sale at retail oi drugs and 
medicines to such persons, firms or corporations as they may deem 
to be qualified to conduct such a .store, such permit to be known 
as a registered pharmacist's permit which shall permit the com- 
pounding of medicines upon physicians' prescriptions, and for the 
manufacture, sale and distribution of drugs, medicines and poisons, 
such place of business to be under the direct supervision of a regis- 
tered pharmacist. 

Sect. 26. Application for pennit shall be made in such manner Fee: permit shall 
and in such form as the board may determine. The fee for such conspi'Juo'i^s "^ 
permit shall be the sum of five dollars. The permit shall at alP'''*"^^- 
times be exposed in a conspicuous place in the store for which per- 
mit is issued and shall expire on the first day of January following 
the date of its issue. 

Sect. 27. It shall be unlawful for any person who is not a regis- unlawful for 
tered pharmacist or assistant pharmacist to compound, dispense, J^egf^tereTphar- 
dispose of or offer for sale any potent drug or medicine, except as "'^^pound ''or *° 
herein provided, but this shall not in any way interfere with the'^^fj'^'ig^'^g^''^^^' 
prescribing and dispensing to their patients bv physicians, dentists physicians, 

• • 1 1 1 1 1 1 T 1 " n dentists and 

or veterinarians, the sale by wholesale dealers or manufacturers, nor certain others. 
with the sale of proprietary remedies, in original packages, nor 
with the sale of drugs and medicines when intended for agricultural, 
technical and industrial use. 

Sect. 28. Dealers shall have the right to sell at retail the fol- i^e^'ei's may seii 
lowing named articles in original packages only, when put up by af r^etaii^'in 
or under the direction of a registered pharmacist of this or some onlyl^wherpuT^^ 
other state ; compound licorice powder, Roehelle salts, sodium phos- pLrmacfs^t!''"^'^ 
phate, tannin, tincture of aconite, tincture of arnica, tincture of 
iodine, sweet tincture of rhubarb, aromatic tincture of rhubarb, 
chloroform liniment, sulphuric ether, aromatic spirits ammonia, 
stronger water of ammonia, ointment oxide of zinc, pills or tablets 
sulphate of quinine, extract cascara, calomel, cathartic compound, 
soda mint, soda mint and pepsin, and chlorate of potassium. Such 
packages shall bear the label of the distributor or manufacturer 
with the proper medicinal dose if a remedy used internally, and in 



228 Chapter 122. [1921 

the case of poisons the word Poison shall be displayed thereon in a 
conspicuous manner, with the antidote for a poisonous dose, pro- 
vided, however, that this act shall in no way interfere with the sale 
at retail of the following : Alum, blue vitriol, borax, camphor gum, 
chlorinated lime, copperas, essence peppermint, essence wintergreen, 
Epsom salts, extract witch hazel, Glauber salts, castor oil, oil tur- 
pentiae, liniment camphor, peroxide of hydrogen, saltpetre, sul- 
phur, sweet spirits nitre, cottonseed oil, household ammonia, and 
household or flavoring extracts. 
vilvmll7 shall Sect. 29. The proprietor of a pharmacy shall at all times keep 
keep record book jj^ hig place of busiucss a rccord book in which shall be entered all 
cena1n%rticies. sales of the followiug other than sales to physicians, dentists and 
veterinarians, and sales made upon a prescription of a physician, 
dentist or veterinarian: arsenous acid (arsenic trioxide), mercuric 
chloride, hydrocyanic- acid, potassium cyanide, cyanide mixture, 
strychnine and its salts except in proper dosage in pill or tablet 
form. Such record shall show in parallel columns the date of sale, 
name of article sold, quantity of article sold, purpose for which it 
is to be used, the name or initials of the dispenser with the signa- 
ture and address of the purchaser; and shall at all times during 
business hours be open for inspection by any police officer, sheriff, 
city or town representative, or any representative of the commis- 
sion of pharmacy; and shall be preserved for a period of not less 
than two years from and after the date of the last entry made 
therein. 

Sect. 30. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be 
sentenced to pay a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than 
five hundred dollars or to imprisonment for not more than one 
year either or both in the discretion of the court. 
Annual report to Sect. 31. The board shall file with the secretary of state on or 

governor and , n -r-. ^ ■ -, t -i 

council. before December m each year a report to the governor and council 

upon the condition of pharmacy in the state and containing a rec- 
ord of their acts and proceedings, 
tfr^fif al^ve^r Sect. 32. The suiu of two thousand dollars is hereby appro- 

ending 1922 priated for the fiscal vear ending 1922 and the sum of two thousand 

and 19''*3 " 

dollars for the fiscal year ending 1923. 
t^k^erefffct^'in''^^' Sect. 33. Nothing in this act shall be construed as repealing 
July 1, 1921. g^jjy. q£ ^YiQ provisions of chapter 147, Laws of 1917, or amendments 
thereto, but chapter 135 of the Public Statutes (as amended in 
chapter 47, Laws of 1901 and chapter 116, Laws of 1909) and sec- 
tion 13, chapter 269 of the Public Statutes and all other acts or 
parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed and this 
act shall take effect July 1, 1921. 

[Approved April 13. 1921.] 



Penalty for 
violations of act 



1921 



Chapters 123, 124. 



229 



CHAPTER 123. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CONSOLIDATION OF SEPARATE SCHOOL DIS- 
TRICTS WITHIN A TOWN OR CITY. 



Section' 1. S:hool districts ho\ 



be consolidated. 



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



how may be con- 
When a town or city is divided soiidated. 



Section 1. 
by adding the following paragraph 
into two or more districts, either district may petition the state 
board of education to unite the districts and, if the board after 
notice and hearing finds that justice requires action, it may make 
an order consolidating the districts, and when and after that order 
is filed and recorded in the office of the secretary of state said town 
shall constitute a single school district. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 124. 

ACT RELATING TQ CONTRACTS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH HIGH 
SCHOOLS OR ACADEMIES OUTSIDE THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Contracts for tuition may be made 
■with high schools or academies 
outside of state. 



Sectiox 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend sections 7 and 8, chapter 96, Laws of 1901, Contracts for tui- 

' i tion may be made 

as inserted bv chapter 100, Laws of 1909. bv striking out the Avordswith high schools 

, , , . ■ , , . . , , , " . . , . or academies out- 

bordering on the state line wherever they occur m said sections, side of state. 
so that said sections shall read as follows: Sect. 7. Any school 
district in towns not having a liigh school or school of corresuonding 
grade, may make contracts with high schools or academies in towns 
and cities located out of the state, whenever by reason of distance 
and transportation facilities such schools outside the state are more 
accessible to the pupils, and may raise and appropriate money to 
carry such contracts into effect, provided, however, that every such 
academy or high school shall be approved by the board of educa- 
tion, in accordance with section 4, chapter 96, session Laws of 1901, 



230 



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[1921 



and acts in amendment thereof and addition thereto. Sect. 8. Any 
district in a town not maintaining a high school or school of corre- 
sponding grade shall pay for the tuition of any child, who, with 
parents or guardian resides in said district and who attends a high 
school or academy located out of the state, whenever by reason of 
distance and transportation facilities such schools outside the state 
are more accessible to the pupils, provided, however, that every such 
academy or high school shall be approved by the board of education, 
in accordance with section 4, chapter 96, session Laws of 1901, and 
acts in amendment thereof and addition thereto, and the parents or 
guardian of such child shall notify the school board of the district 
in which he resides of the high school or academy which he desires 
to attend, and the approval of the school board shall be neeessaiy 
in all cases arising under this section. 
Repealing clause, Sect. 2. This act shall be dccmcd to supersede in its provisions 
any provisions, inconsistent therewith, of an act to revise and codify 
the school laws of the state, passed at the present session of the 
legislature. 

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



Takes effect on 
passaee. 



[Approved April 14. 1921.] 



CHAPTER 125. 

AX ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 106, LAWS OF 1919, RELATING TO 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 



Sectiox 

1. Certain session laws repealed. 

2. Qualifications and duties of deputy 

commissioners, superintendents, 
etc., teachers and employees shall 
be prescribed by state board ; 
also subjects to be taught. 

3. Salaries of superintendents of un- 

ions to be fixed at $2000; union 
may increase same and shall pay 
excess into state treasury. 

4. State treasurer shall determine 

amount due from each school 
district; may issue extent. 

5. State board may reduce time of 

maintenance of standard elemen- 
tary schools. 
Surplus revenue above cost of 
maintaining standard elementary 
schools, etc., to be paid by dis- 
trict to state treasurer. 



Section 

State board may suspend or mod- 
ify obligations of district. 

6. Transportation of pupils. 

7. State aid to districts; limitation of 

amount. 

8. • State tax to be assessed in unor- 

ganized parts of state and in 
towns not maintaining schools; 
value how determined; tax how 
to be collected. 

9. Abolition of illiteracy and instruc- 

tion of illiterates over fourteen. 
Americanization of immi^ants. 



10. 



Repealing clause. 
When certain sections shall 
effect. 



1921] Chapter 125. 231 

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

Section L Section 3, chapter 96, Laws of 1901, as amended by f^^^^^^y^^^jf;" 
chapter 89, Laws of 1905; section 9, chapter 96, Laws of 1901, as 
inserted by section 1, chapter 100, Laws of 1909 ; and subsection 
(9), section 30, chapter 106, Laws of 1919, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. Amend subsection (3), section 5 of said chapter '^06,'^^^}^^"^}'"^^^^^^^ 
Laws of 1919, by strikinar out in the fourth line the words "required commissioners, 

. , . ,. . .' superintendents, 

to be taught and the minnnum educational and msertnig m place etc., teachers and 
thereof the words recommended to be taught and the educational ; prescribed by 
further amend said section by striking out all of said section after sIibTects^^o he^^° ■ 
the word "employees" in line seven so that the subsection as*^"^*^** 
amended shall read as follows: (3) The state board shall prescribe 
the qualifications and duties of the deputy commissioners provided 
by section 7 of this act, of all superintendents and assistant superin- 
tendents and teachers employed in the public schools, the subjects 
recommended to be taught and the educational standards for all 
grades of the public schools ; also prescribe the qualifications and 
duties of its employees. 

Sect. 3. Amend subsection (8) , section 9 of said chapter, by strik- fjf/g^,[^'g'',,j°* ^^^^''' 
ing out the whole of said subsection and inserting in place thereof unions to be fixed 

,,„„,, . . at $2000; union 

the following: (8) The state board shall fix the salary or salaries may increase 
of the superintendents and assistant superintendents for the super- pay ^excess "into 
visory unions at $2,000 per year, but any union may add such sum^****^ treasury. 
as it sees fit to the salary of the superintendent or assistant superin- 
tendent as fixed by the state board, and in that event the treasurer 
of the union before December first of each year shall pay such ex- 
cess salary or salaries into the state treasury. Upon the sworn 
statement of the commissioner of education the salaries of all super- 
intendents and assistant superintendents as thus fixed and de- 
termined shall be paid by the state treasurer monthly upon the 
warrant of the governor and council. 

Sect. 4. Amend section 10 of said chapter by adding thereto state treasurer 
the following paragraph : The state treasurer shall determine the Infount^ du™' from 
amount that is due the state from each school district for the yearfri^t. ^mayS^sue 
for which the two-dollar tax is levied under the provisions of this ^^'^nt. 
section, and notify the school board thereof on or before February 
first ; and may issue an extent for all sums that are unpaid after 
December first of any year. 

Sect. 5. Amend section 1, chapter 92 of the Public Statutes as state board may 
amended by section 20, chapter 106, Laws of 1919, by striking out ^^fj^^^tlnaSe of 
subsection (2) and inserting in place thereof the following: (2) standard eiemen- 
If in any district the school board shall decide that by reason of Surplus revenue 
special conditions or circumstances the maintenance of standard maintaining 
elementary schools for thirty-six weeks in said district is undesir- e/c.^'lo'be pa^id^by 
able, said school board may so represent in writing to the state fi!|asurer.° "sta% 



232 



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[1921 



board may sus- 
pend or modifj' 
obligations of 



Transpo 
of pupil 



board. If upon hearing the state hoard shall he of the opinion that 
the maintenance of standard elementary schools in such district is 
undesirable, it may reduce the time of maintaining sucli schools in 
said district within such limits as it may consider wise. 

In any district in which the money produced by a tax of three 
dollars and fifty cents on a thousand dollars of the value of the 
ratable estates in the district is more than sufficient to equip and 
maintain standard elementary schools, provide school buildings and 
pay the cost of high scliool tuition for the pupils of the district, the 
treasurer of the district shall pay over to the state treasurer, as 
soon as may be after the close of the school year and not later than 
October first, a sum equal to that raised by the tax of three dollars 
and fifty cents on each thousand dollars of ratable estates in the 
district less the amount actually expended during the year for 
equipping and maintaining standard elementary schools, providing 
school buildings and for the cost of high school tuition for the 
pupils of the district. 

If any other provisions in the laws which relate to education 
shall be found by the state board to impose upon any district obli- 
gations which by reason of unusual circumstances or of exceptional 
conditions in the organization of that district result in an unneces- 
sary expenditure of school money, or in a procedure which is inimi- 
cal to the best interest of education in that district, the state board, 
upon like representations, hearing and consideration, shall have 
power to suspend or modify such obligations so far and for such 
time as in its judgment such suspension or modification may be 
reasonable. 

All such decisions of the state board shall be made in writing, 
recorded by it and a copy sent for record to the clerk of the town 
or school district affected thereby. 

Sect. 6. Amend section 1, chapter 92 of the Public Statutes as 
amended by section 20, chapter 106, Laws of 1919, by striking out 
subsection (3) and inserting in place thereof the following: (3) 
The district shall furnish transportation to all pupils below the 
ninth grade who live more than two miles from the school to which 
they are assigned, but when it shall appear that children live in 
homes so remote from schools or regular school transportation routes 
that the cost of transportation would constitute an unreasonable 
expense, the school board may, at the expense of the district, board 
the child near a public school, provided, Jwivever, that the parent or 
guardian may appeal to the commissioner with proposals for trans- 
portation ])y himself or by another, or with other solutions, and the 
order of the commissioner shall be final. 

Pupils who are to be transported may be required to walk any 
reasonable part, not exceeding one mile, of the distance from their 
homes to the school. The school board may furnish transportation 
to pupils in grades above the eighth or to any pupils residing less 



1921] Chapter 125. 233 

than two miles from the school to which they are assigned when it 
finds that this is desirable, and shall furnish it when directed by 
the commissioner of education. 

Sect. 7. Amend section 22 of chapter 106, Laws of 1919, by st.ate_aid^o^dis-^ 
striking out the whole of said section and substituting therefor the of amount. 
following : Sect. 22. In any district in which a sum equal to one- 
half of one per cent, of the ecjualized valuation of the district, that 
is, the valuation on which the state tax is apportioned, is insufficient 
to maintain the required elementary and special schools and to pur- 
chase the required textbooks, scholars' supplies, flags and appur- 
tenances, the state board shall provide the balance of the money 
necessary from the money appropriated to carry out the provisions 
of this act ; provided, however, that in towns or cities 'comprising 
more than one school district no special or town district shall be 
entitled to the benefits of the provisions of this section unless the 
town or city in which it is situated would be entitled, on the basis 
of the expenditures of the previous year, to the benefits thereof if 
it constituted a single district; and provided, furthermore, that if 
in any year the approved claims of the several districts entitled to 
state aid shall be in excess of the appropriation a sufficient number 
of districts shall be omitted from the distribution to bring the total 
amount of the grants within the limits of the appropriation. The 
eliminated districts shall be those in which payments for current 
local expenditures for public education, as measured in dollars and 
cents per one thousand dollars of equalized valuation, were, during 
the previous year, the lowest ; except that the state board shall 
have authority in its discretion to withhold from such general dis- 
tribution an amount not exceeding five per cent, of the appropria- 
tion for state aid which it may use to furnish additional aid to- dis- 
tricts where special need exists. As the term is used in this act, the 
equalized valuation of a school district is the equalized valuation of 
the city or town of which it is composed ; and in a city or town 
comprising more than one school district, the equalized valuation of 
any district shall be such a fraction of the equalized valuation of 
the whole city or town as the assessed valuation of the district is of 
the assessed valuation of the whole city or town. The sum total of 
aid granted in any year to any district, or to all the districts of any 
one town, shall not exceed $6,000. 

Sect. 8. Amend section 23 of said chapter so that the section state tax to be 
shall read as follows : Sect. 23. The state treasurer shall annually ganlzed parts°''o'f 
assess a tax of three dollars and fifty cents on the thousand dollars towL ''"rfnt ''^main- 
of the value of the ratable estates taxable in the unorganized parts ^/ahi^e^^hnw^de^' 
of the state and in towns in which no schools are maintained, for*^™''!^^; ,^»* , 

- „ - . ' now to be col 

the benefit of the public schools, as the value was determined by the'ected. 
tax commissioners for the purpose of making the last apportionment 
of the state tax, and the tax shall be collected in the same way as 
the state tax. 



234 



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[1921 



Abolition of illit 
eracy and in 
struction 
erates over 
teen. 



four- 



Americanization 
of immigrants, 
etc. 



Repealing cla 



When certain 
sections shall tak< 
effect. 



Sect. 9 Amend subsection ( 1 ) , seetiorx 30 of said chapter by sub- 
of illit- stituting the word fourteen for the word "sixteen," so that said 
subsection shall read as follows: (1) For the abolition of illiteracy 
and for the instruction of illiterates over fourteen years of age in 
common school branches and in the privileges, duties and responsi- 
bilities of citizenship. 

Sect. 10. Amend subsection (2), section 30 of said chapter, by 
substituting the word fourteen in place of the word "sixteen," so 
that said subsection shall read as follows : (2) For the AAiericani- 
zation of immigrants, for the teaching of those fourteen years of 
age and over to speak and read English and to appreciate and re- 
spect the civic and social institutions of the United States, and for 
instruction in the duties of citizenship. 

Sect. 11. This act shall be deemed to supersede in its provisions 
any provisions, inconsistent therewith, of an act to revise and codify 
the school laws of the state, passed at the present session of the 
legislature. 

Sect. 12. Section 6 of this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
Section 3 of this act shall take effect upon September 1, 1921, and 
all other sections at the beginning of the next school fiscal year. 



Approved April 14, 1921. 



CHAPTER 126. 

AN act RELATING TO LIGHTS UPON CERTAIN VEHICLES ON Pl'P.LIC 
HIGHWAYS. 



Section' 

1. Vehicles on highways to carry 

lights. 

2. Commissioner of motor vehicles 
given authority to enforce act. 



Section 

3. Scope of act. 

4. Takes efTect on 



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



Vehicles on high- SECTION 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 105 of the Laws of 1913 
TightV '''''"''^' as amended by section 1 of chapter 26 of the Laws of 1919 by strik- 
ing out said section and inserting instead thereof the following : 
Section 1. Every vehicle, excepting as herein otherwise provided, 
whether stationary or in motion, on any public highway or bridge, 
shall have attached to it a light or lights, which shall be so dis- 
played as to be visible from the front and rear, during the period 
from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise ; 
provkled, however, that this act shall not apply to any vehicle which 



1921] Chapter 127. 235 

is designed to be propelled by baud, or to any vehicle designed for 
and transporting hay or straw. 

Sect 2 Amend chapter 105 of the Laws of 1913 by striking out Commissioner of 

^ ■ ^ 1 1 f> 1 i? n • motor vehicles 

all of section 7 thereof and inserting instead thereoi the tollowmg : given authority to 
Sect. 7. The commissioner of motor vehicles shall have authority'""*'"'' 
to enforce the provisions of this chapter. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 4 of chapter 105 of the Laws of 1913 ^'^''p*^"^ <"*«*• 
by striking out the word "existing" so that said section shall read: 
Sect. 4. Nothing contained in this act shall be construed to affect 
the provisions of any statute, rule or regulation requiring lighted 
lamps on motor vehicles, nor the legal obligation of operators, or 
occupants thereof. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF PUBT.IC ACCOUNTANTS. 

Section Sfction 

1. Registration of public accountants; .5. Certified public accountants of 

bank commissioners shall keep other states may be certified here, 

record of all certificates. 6. Annual registration and certifica- 

2. Examinations; subjects: qualifica- tion. 

tion of candidates; fee. 7. Expenses of administering act. 

3. Title of certified public account- 8. Persons heretofore admitted may 

ants to be used only by persons continue; proviso. 

registered. 9. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

4. Suspension or revocation of cer- [ passage. 

tifieate; penalty for false repre- 
sentation that person has cer- 
tificate: practicing after revoca- 
tion of certificate; accountant's 
gross negligence or wilfully falsi- 
fying a report. 

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

Section 1. The bank commissioners shall have charge of the Registration of 
„ , ,. 1 11 T 11 public account- 

registration of public accountants, shall make such rules as are ants; bank com- 

,,1 .. i?ji- i iini missioners shall 

necessary to carry out the provisions of this act, and shall keep a keep record of aii 
record of all certificates issued thereunder, a duplicate of which "''''*'^°**'^^' 
shall be open to inspection in the office of the secretary of state. 

Sect. 2. Examinations shall be held as often as may be deemed Examinations; 
necessary in the judgment of said commissioners, but not less fre- c^tion^^of canTi-' 
quently than once in each year if there be applicants. These ex-'^''**'^' ®® 



236 Chapter 127. [1921 

aminations shall be given by one or more examiners appointed by 
said commissioners ; and such examiners shall be skilled in the art 
of accounting, and shall have previously been engaged in the prac- 
tice of public accounting. Such examinations shall include the 
subjects of theory of accounts, practical accounting, auditing, com- 
mercial law as affecting accountancy, and such other subjects as 
said commissioners may deem necessary. Examinations shall be 
open to any citizen of the United States or person who has in good 
faith declared his intention of becoming such citizen, who is a legal 
resident of New Hampshire, being over twenty-one years of age, of 
good moral character, who shall have a general education equivalent 
to a public high school course of recognized standing, who shall 
have had at least four years' accounting experience or instruction, 
and who shall have paid to said commissioners a fee of twenty-five 
(25) dollars. If the applicant fails to pass the examination, he 
shall, without any additional fee, be entitled to take one more ex- 
amination at any time at which there are other applicants to be ex- 
amined. 
Title of certified Sect. 3. Any such pcrsou who shall have successfully passed 

public account- . . , n i . -, , , . 

ants to be used Said cxammatiou shall be registered as a public accountant, and 
r?gfsteie^d. ''"^°''^ shall reccivc a certificate thereof. Any persons registered under the 
provisions of this act shall be entitled to style themselves certified 
public accountants ; and no other person shall assume such title or 
use any abbreviations thereof, or any other words, letters or ab- 
breviations to indicate that the person so using the same is a certi- 
fied public accountant registered under the provisions of this act. 
Suspension or re- Sect. 4. Said Commissioners shall have power, after notice and 

vocation of cer- . i p 

tificate; penalty hearing, to suspcud or revoke for good cause any certificate issued 
sentation that by them. Ally person who falsely represents himself as having re- 
tific'a°te;^'''practic- ccivcd a Certificate under the provisions of this act, or who shall 
tfon of^certST; continue to practicc thereunder after the revocation of such cer- 
gro°s"\ieKHgence tificatc, shall bc dceiued guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be pun- 
or wiifuiiy" falsi- ished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment for a term not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment. Should any accountant certified under this act be 
convicted of gross negligence or of wilfully falsifying a report, he 
shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or 
by imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months, or by both 
such fine and imprisonment. 
Certified public Sect. 5. Ally citizeu of the United States who, after examina- 
otherSs^may'^'i^^' ^^^ ^^^^ admitted to practice as a certified public accountant 
be certified here.' in auothcr statc, uudcr a certificate issued by the proper authorities 
of that state, may, upon the payment of the required' fee, receive a 
certificate to practice in this state without an examination, provided 
that the requirements of such state are, in the opinion of the bank 
commissioners, equivalent to those of section 2 of this act. 



1921 ■ Chapter 128. 237 

Sect. 6. That the bank commissioners may have periodical i^i-ttTn^and'^certifica- 
formation of the public accountants whom they certify, they shall tion. 
require all such accountants one year after their admission to prac- 
tice in this state, and each year thereafter, to register at the bank 
commissioners' office by filing a statement of their residence and 
place of business on these dates ; and they shall be entitled to a 
certificate that their names, places of residence and places of busi- 
ness are recorded in the office of the bank commissioners and in the 
office of the secretary of state. For this registration and certificate 
a fee of five dollars shall be charged. The name of any accountant 
who shall fail to register within a reasonable time shall be dropped 
from the records of these offices. 

Sect. 7. All expenses incurred under this act shall be paid from Expenses of ad- 
the fees received from the examinations. niimstenns act. 

Sect. 8. All persons heretofore admitted to this state as certified Persons hereto- 

^ . fore admitted 

public accountants shall contniue as such except as they are required ^^y continue; 

, , ,-, • • £ J.-1 • 4. proviso. 

to meet the provisions oi this act. 

Sect. 9. Chapter 127 of the Laws of 1917, as amended by chap- 'Rfpeaiing clause; 
ter 28, Laws of 1919, is hereby repealed; and this act shall take pasLge. ^^ 
effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 128. 

AN ACT RELATING TO FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND THEIR 
AGENTS. 



Sec'tiox 

1. Licensing of foreign 
companies. 



Section- 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 169 of the Public Stat- Licensing of for- 
utes as amended by chapter 37 of the Laws of 1907, by striking out eM%an1es.^"°^ 
the words "and the whole amount of premiums on marine risks" 
and inserting in place thereof the following, running one year or 
less from date of policy, and a pro-rata amount of all premiums re- 
ceived on unexpired risks running more than one year from date of 
policy, and on marine risks fifty per cent, of the amount of premi- 
ums written on policies upon yearly risks, and upon risks covering 
more than one passage not terminated, and the full amount of 
premiums w^ritten on policies of all other marine risks not termi- 



238 



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Takes 
passas; 



nated ; so that said section as thus amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 2. No such joint-stock insurance company shall be licensed 
to do business in the state unless it shall possess a paid-up capital 
of one hundred thousand dollars if it engages in casualty or health 
insurance, and of two hundred thousand dollars if it engages in life 
or any other kind or form of insurance, invested in securities readily 
convertible into cash, one half at least of which are not loans se- 
cured by real estate ; nor unless it shall possess, in addition to such 
capital, assets equal in amount to all its outstanding liabilities, esti- 
mating fifty per cent, of premiums received on unexpired fire risks 
running one year or less from date of policy, and a pro-rata amount 
of all premiums received on unexpired risks running more than one 
year from date of policy, and on marine risks fifty per cent, of the 
amount of premiums written on policies upon yearly risks, and upon 
risks covering more than one passage not terminated, and the full 
amount of premiums written on policies of all other marine risks 
not terminated as a liability. If it is a life insurance company, the 
premium reserve on life risks, based on the actuaries' table of mor- 
tality, with interest at four per cent, shall be treated as a liability. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 129. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DIVISION OF THE STATE INTO FOREST FIRE 
DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. State forester may divide state into 
fire districts. 



Skction 

2. Takes effect 



on passage. 



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



into fire districts. 



State forester SECTION 1. Amend sectiou 6, chapter 128, Laws of 1909, as 

may divide state amended by section 1, chapter 166, Laws of 1911, and section 2, 
chapter 159, Laws of 1913, by striking out the words "not more 
than four" in the third line of said section so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: Sect. 6. The state forester shall, 
under the direction of the forestry commission, divide the state into 
fire districts, fixing the boundaries of such districts according to 
efficiency of supervision, and may appoint a district chief in each 
district. Said district chief shall serve at the wall of the state for- 
ester and shall be allowed such wages and expenses as may be fixed 



1921] Chapter 130. 239 

by the forestry commission within the limits of the appropriation. 
It shall be the duty of the district chief to assist the state forester 
in directing and aiding all forest fire wardens and deputy forest fire 
wardens in his district in the performance of their duties, and to 
perform such duties as the state forester and forestry commission 
may direct in the protection, improvement, and extension of forests. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^"^^^ '^^'^ °° 



passage. 



[Approved April 14, 1921. 



CHAPTER 130. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 183 OF THE LAWS OF 191' 
ING TO FACTORY INSPECTION. 



Section , Sectiox 



1. Factory inspection: definition of 
terms used in act. 



2. Factory inspectors how appointed; 

powers, duties and compensation 
of commissioner of labor. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 183 of the Laws of 1917 Factory inspec- 
as amended by chapter 66 of the Laws of 1919, by inserting after term's used'ia act. 
the word "manufacturing" wherever the same appears therein the 
words, or mercantile ; so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: Section 1. This act shall apply only to factories, 
mills, workshops or other manufacturing or mercantile establish- 
ments in which three or more persons are regularly employed. The 
term employer as used in this act shall mean and include every per- 
son, firm, corporation or association operating in this state a factory, 
mill, workshop or other manufacturing or mercantile establishment 
in which three or more persons are regularly employed. The term 
place of employment shall mean and include any mill, workshop or 
other manufacturing or mercantile establishment where three or 
more persons are regularly employed, and all buildings, sheds, struc- 
tures or other places used in connection therewith. The term em- 
ployee shall mean and include every person employed to work in 
any such place of employment. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 12 of said chapter by striking out the Factory inspectors 

how appointed: 
powers, duties 
and compensation 
of commissioner 

such mercantile establishments as the commissioner of labor shall so "f labor. 



240 



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[1921 



Takes effect 
passage. 



designate, the commissioner of labor shall, with the approval of 
the governor and council, employ three competent persons who shall 
be known as factory inspectors, one of whom shall be a woman ; and 
their compensation shall be fixed by the commissioner of labor sub- 
ject to the approval of the governor and council, and by striking out 
in the twelfth line of said section the words "or workshops'' and 
inserting in place thereof the words, workshops, commercial and 
mercantile establishments; so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : Sect. 12. For the purpose of inspecting factories, 
workshops, commercial and such mercantile establishments as the 
commissioner of labor shall so designate, the commissioner of labor 
shall, with the approval of the governor and council, employ three 
competent persons who shall be known as factory inspectors, one of 
whom shall be a woman ; and their compensation shall be fixed by 
the commissioner of labor subject to the approval of the governor 
and council. The commissioner of labor shall also have the power, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council, to employ such 
other assistants as may be necessary to the proper discharge of his 
duties. It shall be the duty of the commissioner of labor to adminis- 
ter and enforce, so far as iiot otherwise provided for in the statutes, 
all laws relating to factories, workshops, commercial and mercantile 
establishments, and all valid orders, rules or regulations, and he 
shall receive as compensation for his services rendered under the 
provisions of this act such sum as shall be required to make the 
total of his annual compensation under this and all other acts the 
sum of twenty-seven hundred and fifty dollars. 
1 Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 131. 



AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 221 OF THE LAWS OF 1917 RELATIVE TO 
THE TAKING OF LAND FOR MILITARY AND OTHER PURPOSES. 



Sectiox 

1. Land may be taken for 
purposes; for parks fo 
purposes. 



piibli 



Section 

2. Payment therefor how to be madf 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Land may be SECTION 1. Amend scctiou 1 of chapter 221 of the Laws of 1917 

tarrpu^oS" by inserting after the word, "purpose" in the last Ihie thereof, the 
fk ^ur'^oser ^"^'' following: or for parks for public purposes, so that said section 



1921] Chapter 132. 241 

when thus amended shall read as follows: Section 1. The gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, is hereby empow- 
ered to acquire on behalf of the state, either by purchase, or other- 
wise as hereinafter provided, any real estate within the state which 
they may deem necessary for the use of the national guard, the re- 
serve militia or for any other military purpose, or for parks for 
public purposes, and to accept deeds thereof in the name of the 
state. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 3, chapter 221, Laws of 1917, by strik- Payment therefor 
ing out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: Sect. 3. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon any money 
in the treasury available for military purposes or not otherwise 
appropriated in payment for real estate acquired for military pur- 
poses under the provisions of this act, or, if land is so acquired for 
other public purposes, only upon money appropriated for such [)ar- 
poses. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. paSa^ge.^^^'' "'^ 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE, QUALITY AND STANDARDS OF DAIRY 
PRODUCTS. 



Section 

1. Name of producer, etc., of dairy 
products to be on container. 



Section 

2. Tates effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 5, chapter 156, Laws of 1917, by strik- Name of pro- 
ing out all of sliid section after the word "producer" in line three, daTi"' pro^duct^s 
and inserting in place thereof the following: or distributor, so that^" °" container 
said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 5. Every can, 
bottle or other container in which standardized milk is shipped, sold 
or delivered, at wholesale or retail, shall bear a label or tag giving 
the name of the producer or distributor. 

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

'■ 1 o passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



242 



Chapters 133, 134. 
CHAPTER 133. 



[1921 



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



Section 

1. Salary 
Sulli 



of register of ijrobate of 
an county fixed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

of'proba°tVJsuT SECTION 1. Froiii and after April 1, 1921, the salary of the 
liTan county fixed, register of probate of Sullivan county shall be twelve hundred dol- 
lars per annum payable as now provided by law. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



Takes effect 
passage. 



CHAPTER 134. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING STR.VFFORD COUNTY TO DEFRAY THE EXPENSES OF 
JOHN E. WEEDEN INCIDENT TO THE TRIAL OF STATE V. JOHN E. 
WEEDEN, FOR MANSLAUGHTER. 



Section 

1. Authorizes payment of his 
penses in State v. Weeden. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

men't^of'^his^ex- SECTION 1. That the presiding justice of the superior court for 
penses in State v. Strafford couiitv be authorized to approve, and the county commis- 

Weeden. o • t ' i • n 

sioners of said county be authorized to pay, not exceeding twelve 
hundred dollars, bills for preparation for trial, procuring witnesses, 
counsel fees and other expenses incurred by John 'E. "Weeden in 
defending himself against a charge of manslaughter, upon which he 
was tried and acquitted in said county in October, 1920, said charge 
having been preferred against him by reason of his having shot and 
killed a man, while he, the said John E. Weeden, was in the per- 
formance of his duty as a police officer of the city of Somersworth, 
in said county and state of New Hampshire. 

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



Takes effect 
passage. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



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Chapter 135. 



243 



CHAPTER 135. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 24 AND 282 OF THE PUBLIC STAT- 
UTES RELATING TO COMMON JAILS AND THE PRISONERS THEREIN. 



Section* 

1. Two jails to be maintained, one at 

Haverhill and one at Manchester ; 
other Jails to be sold; transfer 
of prisoners. 

2. Commitments how made: county 

maintaining jail entitled to com- 
pensation. 



Section 

3. Employment of prisoners; compen- 

sation to county for their labor. 

4. House of correction; custodian; 

salary. 

5. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Section 1. Two iails shall be kept and maintained in the state, Two jails to be 

, .,, , _^ , 1 e • 1 • -1 1 maintained, one 

one at Haverhill and one at JMan Chester, each oi said jaiis to beat Haverhiii and 

maintained by the county in which it is located; and the county ter: other jaiis 

commissioners of all other counties in the state are hereby author- fer^of^piJlJoJei^s"^' 

ized to close, sell, or otherwise dispose of the jails in their counties, 

including the real estate and all appurtenances used in connection 

with said jails, the proceeds from such sale or disposal in any county 

to be paid to the county treasurer for the general use of that county. 

Whenever a jail is closed, any justice of the superior court, either 

in term time or in vacation, may thereupon order the prisoners then 

confined in such jail to be removed therefrom to some other jail in 

the same or another county to be designated by said justice as a 

substitute for the jail so closed, there to be detained in the same 

manner and by the same process as in the jail from which they Avere 

so removed until again removed by like process or discharged ac- ' 

cording to law. 

Sect. 2. Commitments of persons held for trial or upon sentence Commitments 

11 ••! ITT- ^^0-w made; 

or tor any other cause may be made to any jail not closed as desig- county maintain- 
nated by a justice of the superior court; if to a jail in another compensation.^ 
county, the county from which they are committed shall pay the 
county maintaining the jail a reasonable sum for their care and 
board, said sum to be determined in case of disagreement by the 
superior court. 

Sect. 3. Employment shall, if possible, be provided for the jiris- Employment of 
oners in the jails, and the county maintaining a jail shall pay tOpVnsatlon to''°™ 
any other county from which prisoners are committed such sum for iab°r.^ 
their labor as may be agreed upon or as the superior court shall ad- 
judge to be equitable, said sum to be paid to the county treasurer. 

Sect. 4. The several counties shall each maintain a house of cor- House of correc- 
rection at some suitable place in the county, and the county commis- sl?rr'y. ™^ " "*'^' 
sioners of each county are hereby authorized to appoint a custodian 
of all persons committed thereto and also of all jDcrsons committed to 



244 



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[1921 



the jail, if any, in that county ; to fix their salaries ; and to draw 
their order on the county treasurer to pay the same, 
^s'' effect ''in"^^' ^^^'^- 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
passage. hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1S21.] 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 120 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1909, 
PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF PAROLE. 



Section 

1. Board of parole created; duties; 

parole officer. 

2. Arrest of paroled convict; hear- 

ing; convict may employ counsel. 



Section 

3. Recommitment of convict to servo- 

remainder of sentence. 

4. Repealing clause; takes eiifect on 

passage. 



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



Sealed ;°^ duties'! SECTION 1. Amend section 3, chapter 120, Laws of 1909, as 
parole officer. ' amended by section 1, chapter 116, Laws of 1919, by striking out 
the entire section and inserting in place thereof the following: 
Sect. 3. The board of trustees of the state prison is hereby created 
a board of parole, whose duty it shall be to have the legal custody of 
all convicts released upon parole until they receive their final dis- 
charge or are remanded to prison. 

They shall appoint some suitable person to act under their direc- 
tion under the title of parole officer. Such parole officer shall re- 
ceive for his services a salary of five hundred dollars per annum, 
together with the necessary and reasonable expenses actually in- 
curred by him in the performance of his duties as such officer, said 
expense account to be audited by the board of trustees and to be 
paid quarterly out of the money in the state treasury not otherwise 
appropriated upon the warrant of the governor. Such parole offi- 
cer shall be under the direction and control of said board of trus- 
tees, who shall make such rules and regulations relative to the per- 
formance of his duties as such parole officer as in their judgment 
is deemed advisable. 

The board shall keep a record of all their doings and shall report 
thereon to the governor and council quarterly, and oftener when 
by them required. 
Arrest of paroled Sect. 2. Amend scction 4, chapter 120, Laws of 1909, bv strik- 

convict; hearing; if 5 ' . 

convict may em- ing out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: Sect. 4. When it appears to the board of parole that any^ 



1921] Chapter 136. 245 

convict released from the state prison on a permit from the gov- 
ernor and council nnder the provisions of section 2 of this act has 
violated the terms of this permit, or has violated the law, or has 
fallen among criminal companions, it shall be the duty of said board 
to file a sworn complaint against said convict, setting forth the facts, 
with one of the clerks of the superior court. Thereupon said clerk 
shall issue a capias for the arrest and production before the court 
of the paroled convict, and he may be thereupon arrested by any 
sheriff or his deputy or any constable or police officer and brought 
before a justice of the superior court, in term time or vacation. 
Said convict may be committed to jail to await the determination of 
the proceedings. At the hearing upon such complaint the board of 
parole shall be entitled to the assistance of the attorney-general or 
the solicitor of the county in which the hearing is held, and the 
convict may employ counsel to act in his behalf in such proceedings. 
If the complaint is filed in any other county than that from which 
the respondent was originally committed, the clerk of said court 
shall upon the termination of the hearing, transmit the papers to 
the clerk of the court for the county from which the respondent was 
originally committed, to be by him filed with the papers in the 
original proceeding. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 6, chapter 120, Laws of 1909, by adding Recommitment of 
at the end of said section the following: Provided, lioivever, that in remainder of sen- 
case a convict so recommitted shall properly conduct himself in 
every way to the satisfaction of the warden of the prison he shall, 
UDon the recommendation of the warden, be allowed not more than 
three days in each month during the remainder of his sentence, to 
be deducted from the maximum term for such good behavior, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 6. A convict 
so recommitted shall serve the remainder of his maximum sentence 
and in computing the period of his confinement the time between 
his release upon permit and the time of his return to prison shall not 
be considered as any part of the term of his original sentence. Pro- 
vided, however, that in case a convict so recommitted shall properly 
conduct himself in every way to the satisfaction of the warden of 
the prison he shall, upon the recommendation of the warden, be 
allowed not more than three days in each month during the re- 
mainder of his sentence, to be deducted from the maximum term for 
such good behavior. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act areKepeaiing clause; 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect on its passage. Sfagf "'* "'^ 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



246 Chapter 137. [1921 

CHAPTER 137. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13 (e) OF CHAPTER 164 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1911, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 13 (e) OF CHAPTER 145 OP 
THE LAWS OF 1913 AND CHAPTER 162 OF THE LAWS OF 1919 RELATING 
TO THE POWERS OP THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. 



Section 

1. Exercise of eHiinent domain by 
public utility; appraisal of dam- 
ages in case of railroads. 



Sectiox 

2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Exercise of emi- SECTION 1. Sectioii 13 (e) of chapter 164 of the Laws of. 1911, 
public utility; "ap- as amended by section 13 (e) of chapter 145 of the Laws of 1913 
ages^ln °case^™f aiid chapter 162 of the Laws of 1919, is hereby amended by inserting 
railroads. after the word ' ' proceedings ' ' in the fourth sentence the words ex- 

cept with respect to the appraisal of damages, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows; (e) Whenever it is necessary in 
order to meet the reasonable requirements of service to the public 
that any railroad corporation or public utility subject to supervision 
under this act should construct a line, branch line, extension or a 
pipe line, conduit, line of poles, towers or wires across the land of 
any other person or corporation, or should acquire land or flowage 
or drainage rights for necessary extension or improvement of any 
plant, water power or other works owned or operated by such rail- 
road corporation or public utility, and such railroad corporation or 
public utility cannot agree with the owner or owners of such land or 
rights as to the necessity or the price to be paid therefor, such rail- 
road corporation or public utility may petition the commission for 
such rights and easements or for permission to take such lands or 
rights as may be needed for said purposes, but no such taking of 
flowage or drainage rights shall affect the right of a town in any 
highway or bridge. In any case where a public utility or rail- 
road shall petition to acquire flowage or drainage rights under 
authority of this section, the rights of all parties to such 
proceedings shall be determined as herein provided and the 
provisions of sections 12 to 19, inclusive, of chapter 142 
of the Public Statutes shall not apply. Said counnission shall, 
upon due notice to all parties in interest, hear and determine the 
necessity for the right prayed for and the compensation to be paid 
therefor, and shall render judgment accordingly. In the case of 
railroad corporations, the proceedings, except with respect to the 
appraisal of damages, in said matters shall be as is provided in chap- 
ter 158 of the Public Statutes relating to taking for railroad pur- 
poses ; and any party aggrieved shall have the same rights of ap- 



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247 



peal as are therein provided. lu the ease of a public utility, the 
petition shall set out the title and the description of the land in- 
volved, the rights to be taken therein and the public use for which 
the same are desired, and a certified copy of the petition and final 
decree thereon shall be recorded, if said petition shall be granted, 
in the registry of deeds in the county or counties in which the real 
estate affected thereby is located. Any party aggrieved by the order 
of the commission awarding damages may, within sixty days after 
the entry of the order and not afterwards, file in the superior court 
of the county in which the land is located a petition to have the 
damages assessed by a jury, upon which petition order of notice 
shall issue, and after the order of notice has been complied with the 
court shall assess such damages by jury. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing ciau 

T 1 . 1 11 1 /v • takes effect on 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 138. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 19(d) OF CHAPTER 164 OP THE LAW^S OP 
1911, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3, CHAPTER 99 OP THE LAWS OF 1915, 
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. 



Section 

1. Public iitility -niien to pay to com- 
mission expenses of investigating 
matters covered by petition. 



Takes efifect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 19, chapter 164. Laws of 1911, as inserted PuWic utility 
by section 18, chapter 145, Laws of 1913, and amended by section 3, rommissiorf^^x-" 
chapter 99, Laws of 1915, is hereby amended by striking out all ofgadifg matterl^^ ^' 
subdivision (d) and inserting in place thereof the following: (d) ^P'^®'"®'^ ^^ ^®*^* 
"Whenever any investigation shall be necessary to enable the com- 
mission 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 corpora- 
tion or utility or any part of the same, said railroad corporation or 
public utility shall pay to the commission the expense involved in 
the investigation of the matters covered by said petition, including 
the amounts expended for experts, accountants, or other assistants, 
salaries of the regular employees of the commission for the time 



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Takes effe; 
passage. 



actually devoted to said investigation but not including any part of 
the salaries of the commissioners. Whenever any investigation shall 
be necessary to enable the commission to pass upon any proposed 
increase in rates or. charges by any railroad corporation or public 
utility, said railroad corporation or public utility shall pay to the 
commission the amount of the salaries of its regular office force 
(but not including any part of the salaries of the commissioners) 
for the time devoted to such investigation. Payment referred to in 
the foregoing is to be made at such time as may be fixed by rule of 
the commission. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 164 OP THE LAWS OF 1911. EN- 
TITLED "an ACT TO ESTABLISH A PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION," AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 82 OF THE LAV^^S OF 1917. 



Sectiox 

1. Street railways and publis utilities 
may be authorized to discontinue 
operation of part of line or part 
of service; certain railroads may 
be allowed to discontiiue branch 
lines. 



Sectiox 

2. Repealing clause: takes effect on 
passage. 



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



street railways SECTION 1. The present scctiou 26 of chapter 164 of the Laws 

t^s may'be^'au- of 1911, being the new section 26 introduced therein by amendment 

conumfe^op^'era- ^Y chaptcr 82 of the Laws of 1917, is hereby amended by striking 

Vine or part of ^^^^ ^^^ o^ ^^^^ scctiou and Substituting the following instead there- 

Eervice; certain of: Sect. 26. The commissioii may authorize any company oper- 

railroads mav lie ./ ^ r- .' x- 

allowed to discon- ating a Street railway or any public utility to discontinue, tempo- 
lines, rarily or during such portion of each year as the commission may 
deem expedient, the operation of any part of its road in the case 
of a street railway or any part of its service in the case of a public 
utility, whenever it shall appear that such temporary or seasonal 
discontin'uance will not unreasonably inconvenience the public, or 
to discontinue the same permanently and remove the tracks, poles 
or other equipment essential to the same whenever it shall appear 
that the public good does not require the further continuance of 
such operation or service. The commission may authorize the pro- 
prietors to either temporarily or permanently discontinue the oper- 



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ation of the steam railroads known as the Profile Branch, from its 
junction with the Bethlehem Branch, and the Waumbek Branch, 
between Cherry Mountain and Jefferson stations, or either of them, 
if it shall appear that such discontinuance is not inconsistent with 
the public good, or that the expense of such continued operation 
will be confiscatory or so disproportionate to the resulting public 
benefit as to be unreasonable ; but no order authorizing such tempo- 
rary or permanent discontinuance of operation shall be made until 
after notice to the attorney-general and such public notice as the 
commission may deem reasonable, and a hearing; and any parties 
who appear and are heard may appeal in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section 22 of this act with respect to any such order. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 133, LAWS OP 1915, CHAPTER 184, 
LAWS OF 1917, AND CHAPTER 89, LAWS OP 1919, RELATING TO FISH 
AND GAME. 



1. 


Definition of terms used in act. 


SECT! 

8. 


2. 


Deer, how may be taken and in 


9. 




what places. 


10. 


3. 


Taking of catfish regulated. 




4. 


Laws 1915, chapter 133, section 19 


11. 




repealed. 


12. 


5. 


Xo open season for certain birds. 


13. 




etc. 


14. 


6. 


Black bass, taking of, regulated. 




7. 


White perch, taking of, regulated. 


15. 



Lobsters, taking of, regulated. 
License to hunt and fish ; pi-oviso. 
License fees; acounting by agents 

for sale. 
Nonresident licenses. 
Resident license; coupons for deer. 
Penalty. 
Taking of brook trout in certain 

ponds regulated. 
Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend section 1, chapter 133, Laws of 1915 as Definition of 
amended by chapter 184, Laws of 1917, by adding to the definition ^™^ "^^ 
of angling the words in a boat, so that said definition as amended 
shall read as follows : 

Angling : The taking of fish by line in hand, or rod in hand, to 
which is attached a cast of artificial flies, or an artificial bait, or one 
hook for bait. A person may have in use not more than two such 
lines at one time. Nothing in this act shall be construed as pro- 
hibiting the use of a rod holder in a boat. 



250 Chapter 140. [1921 

Further amend said section by inserting, after the definition of 
angling, the following definition : 

Brook Tront : The term brook front shall include brook or 
speckled trout, rainbow trout, steel head trout and brown trout. 

Further amend said section by striking out the definition of 
resident and inserting in place thereof the following: 

Resident : A citizen of the United States who has resided not 
less than six months continuously within the state of New Hamp- 
shire ; so that said section as amended, shall read as follows : Sec- 
tion 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 line in hand, or rod in hand, to 
which is attached a cast of artificial flies, or an artificial bait, or one 
hook for bait. A person may have in use not more than two such 
lines at one time. Nothing in this act shall be construed as pro- 
hibiting the use of a rod holder in a boat. 

Brook Trout : The term brook trout shall include brook or 
speckled trout, rainbow trout, steel head trout and brown trout. 

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, aiid 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 fishercat, 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 con- 
trol of things referred to. 

Transport and Transportation : ]\Ieans 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 
every 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 : A citizen of the United States who has resided not less 
than six months continuously within the state of New Hampshire. 

Nonresident: The term "nonresident" 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 fish and game commissioners. 

Sect. 2. Amend paragraph (c), section 14, chapter 133, Laws Deer, now m.-iy be 
of 1915, as amended by section 6, chapter 184, Laws of 1917, and what places, 
section 5, chapter 152, Laws of 1919, by inserting after the word 
"Northfield" the word Chichester so that said paragraph shall read 
as follows: (c) Wild deer shall not be taken with the aid of, nor 
by the use of, a dog, jack, artificial light, trap, snare, or salt lick; 
nor shall wild deer be taken by the use of any firearm other than a 
shotgun loaded with a single ball, or loose buckshot, within the 
counties of Hillsborough, Rockingham, Belknap or Merrimack, with 
the following exceptions : The towns of Windsor, Hillsborough, 
Bennington, Deering, Francestown, Weare, Antrim, Hancock, 
Greenfield, New Boston, Lyndeborough, Temple, Sharon, New Ips- 
wich, Greenville, Mason and Peterborough in the county of Hills- 
borough ; the towns of Andover, Wilmot, Danbury, Hill, New Lon- 
don, Sutton, Bradford, Warner, Salisbury, Newbury, We])ster, Al- 
lenstown, Loudon, Pittsfield, Epsom, Boscawen, Hopkinton, Dun- 
barton, Bow, Northfield, Chichester and Henniker in the county of 
Merrimack ; and the towns of Sanbornton, Alton, Gilmanton, Barn- 
stead, Meredith, Center Harbor and New Hampton in the county 
of Belknap ; and the towns of Candia, Auburn, Deerfield, North- 
wood, Nottingham, Raymond, Epping, Sandown, Danville, Fre- 
mont, Brentwood and Kingston in the county of Rockingham. 

Sect. 3. Amend section 18, chapter 184, Laws of 1917 as Taking of catfish 
amended by section 1, chapter 152, Laws of 1919 by adding af ter '■'""'^*'^- 



252 Chapter 140. [1921 

the word "Coos" in the fifth line thereof the words and Connecti- 
cut River, so that said section as amended shall read : Sect. 18. 
If any person shall take from the waters of New Hampshire except 
in the county of Coos and the Connecticut River, any catfish, com- 
monly called horned pout or bullhead, except between the first day 
of June and the first day of November of any year, he shall be pun- 
ished by a fine of five dollars ($5) for each fish so taken. 

L|ws^i9i5,^^c. Sect. 4. Amend section 19, chapter 133, Laws of 1915 by strik- 

peaied. ing out all of Said section. 

No open season Sect. 5. Amcud scction 23, chapter 133, Laws of 1915 by adding 

for certain birds, j i ■> ^ o 

etc. the word quail after the words "upland plover" so that said sec- 

tion as amended shall read as. follows : Sect. 23. There shall be 
no open season for European partridge, pheasant, upland plover, 
quail and wood-duck. 

fng'ofl^'regufatd. ^ECT. 6. Amend section 29 of chapter 133, Laws of 1915 by add- 
ing at the end of said section the words except that black bass of 
any length may be taken from the waters of Sunapee Lake at any 
time, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 
29. (a) Black bass not less than nine inches in length may be taken 
and possessed from July first to January first, except that black 
bass of any length may be taken from the waters of Sunapee Lake 
at any time. 

White perch, tak- Sect. 7. Amend section 31, paragraph (b), of chapter 133, of 
lesuatec.^^^^ Laws of 1915 by striking out said paragraph and inserting in 
place thereof the following paragraph: (b) "White perch not less 
than seven inches in length may be taken from June first to Sep- 
tember first. A person may take a total of not more than ten pounds 
of white perch in one day. 

L"bstw-s._^takinK gecT. 8. Amend section 49, chapter 133, Laws of 1915 by strik- 
ing out all of said section and inserting in the place thereof the fol- 
lowing, so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows; 
Sect. 49. No person shall take, preserve, have in his possession, or 
offer for sale any female lobster carrying spawn or any lobster of a 
length less than nine inches measuring from the extremity of the 
bone protruding from the head to the end of the bone of the middle 
flipper of the tail of the lobster, extended on its back its natural 
length. 

Sect. 9. Amend section 54, chapter 133, Laws of 1915 as 
amended by chapter 184, Laws of 1917 by striking out all of the sec- 
ond paragraph of said section beginning with the words '' provided 
also, however," so that said section, as amended, shall read as fol- 
lows: Sect. 54. No person shall at any time hunt, trap, shoot, 
pursue, take or kill wild animals, wild birds, or fresh water fish in 
this state, without first having procured a license so to do, as here- 
inafter provided ; and then only in accordance with the terms there- 
of and subject to all other provisions of this act. Provided, Jwwever, 
that the resident owners of farm lands, and their minor children, 



License to hunt 
and fish ; provis 



1921] Chapter 140. 253 

may hunt, trap, kill, and take game on farm lands of whicli they are 
bona fide owners, during the open season when it shall be lawful so 
to do, and may kill predatory animals as permitted under the pro- 
visions of this act, and noxious animals as not protected by law at 
any time, without procuring a license. 

Sect. 10. Amend subdivision (c), section 55, chapter 133, LawsLicense fees: ac- 
of 1915. as amended by section 20, chapter JL84, Laws of 1917, by agents" for "sale. 
striking out the words "one dollar" in the second line of said sub- 
division and inserting in place thereof the words two dollars and 
fifteen cents, and further amend said subdivision by striking out 
the sentence beginning with the words "Said agent shall account" 
in the sixth to the thirteenth lines of said subdivision and inserting 
in place thereof the following sentence : Said agent shall account 
to the commission for the full face value of all licenses and permits 
except that said agent may retain fifteen cents on each license sold, 
as his commission, and he shall, on the first day of each month, pay 
to the commission the full value of all licenses sold less his commis- 
sion, so that said subdivision as amended shall read as follows: (c) 
If the applicant is a nonresident and wishes to take fresh water fish 
only, he shall pay the sum of two dollars and fifteen cents, and said 
agent shall thereupon issue a nonresident fishing license showing 
the date when issued, which shall entitle the licensee to kill, take 
and transport fresh water fish under the restrictions of this act. 
Said agent shall account to the commission for the full face value 
of all licenses and permits except that said agent may retain fifteen 
cents on each license or permit sold, as his commission, and he shall, 
on the first day of each month, pay to the commission the full value 
of all licenses sold less his commission. Agents shall return to the 
commission, within ten days after the close of the current yeai', all 
unused license blanks with a statement of the amoust remitted on 
license account during the year. The commission and agents shall 
be held responsible to the state treasurer for the face value of all 
license blanks supplied to them until settlement has been made at 
the end of the fiscal year. 

Sect. 11. Amend section 57, chapter 133, Laws of 1915, by strik- Nonresident 
ing out all of said section and having in place thereof a new section ^"'^''^''^■ 
57, so that said new section 57 shall read as follows: Sect. 57. 
Each nonresident license shall be provided with two coupons, each 
of which shall be divided into two sections, A-1 and A-2, and B-1 
and B-2. The holder of a nonresident license shall, upon killing his 
first deer, fill out and attach to the carcass, section A-2 of the 
coupon. He shall then fill out and mail to the office of the commis- 
sioner at Concord, N. H., section A-1 of the coupon. Upon kill- 
ing his second deer, sections B-1 and B-2 of his license shall be 
handled in the same manner. Sections A-2 and B-2 shall remain 
attached to the deer, or carcass thereof, as long as said deer or 
carcass shall remain in the state, and the carcass of any deer so 



254 Chapter 140. [1921 

tagged, shall entitle the owner to transport such carcass, legally 
taken by him, or have it transported as provided in section 4 of 
this act. A nonresident may transport, or have transported, as 
many game birds as he may lawfully take or kill in a single day. 
Before such game is transported he shall endorse on the back of 
his license, in ink, the town from which game is to be transported, 
the destination, the number of each kind of game, and date of 
transportation. Such game shall be tagged, plainly labelled, and 
open to view. If such game is so presented to a transportaton com- 
pany the agent of said company shall see that license is properly 
endorsed before accepting such game for shipment. If such game 
is transported through or out of the state in any other manner than 
by a transportation company, any citizen of the state may demand 
to see said game and to see that proper endorsement has been made 
upon the license and the refusal to show such game or license and 
the endorsement thereon, shall constitute a violation of this section. 
Resident license; Sect. 12. Auicud scctiou 58, chaptcr 133, Laws of 1915, by strik- 

coupons for deer. o-n • -, ■ ■ ■ \ 

mg out all of said section and inserting in place thereof a new sec- 
tion 58, so that said new section 58 shall read as follows : Sect. 58. 
Each resident license shall be provided with two coupons, each of 
which shall be divided into two sections, A-1 and A-2, and B-1 and 
B-2. The holder of a resident license shall, upon killing his first 
deer, fill out and attach to the carcass, section A-2 of the coupon. 
He shall then fill out and mail to the office of the commissioner at 
Concord, N. H., section A-1 of the coupon. Upon killing his second 
deer, sections B-2 and B-1 of his license shall be handled in the same 
manner. Sections A-2 and B-2 shall remain attached to the deer or 
carcass thereof, and the carcass of any deer so tagged shall entitle 
the owner to transport such carcass or have it transported between 
points within the state. 
Penalty. Sect. 13. Amend chapter 89, Laws of 1919, by adding to said 

chapter a new section to read as follows: Sect. 2. Any person 
violating the provisions of this act shall be fined $10, and $5 addi- 
tional for each fish taken in violation thereof. 
Taking of brook Sect. 14. Amend subdivision (a), section 28, chapter 133, Laws 
po°nds "regulated, of 1915, as amended by section 13, chapter 184, Laws of 1917, and 
by an act passed at the present session of the legislature, by adding 
at the end of said subdivision the following: Provided, that no 
brook trout less than ten inches in length shall be taken from Suc- 
cess Pond in the county of Coos, so that said subdivision as amended 
shall read as follows: (a) Brook or speckled trout not less than 
ten inches in length may be taken and possessed from April fifth 
to September 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 



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255 



Dublin Pond in Dublin ; brook trout not less than seven inches in 
length may be taken and jjossessed from April fifteenth to Septem- 
ber first from all other ponds and lakes, except that such trout may 
not be taken and possessed from the waters of Russell Pond, in the 
town of Woodstock, prior to May twentieth in any year ; brook trout 
not less than six 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 six inches in lengtli may 
be taken and possessed from April first to August first from all other 
streams of this state. Provided, that no brook trout less than ten 
inches in length shall be taken from Success Pond in the county of 
Coos. 

Sect. 15. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



Takes effeat on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14 OF CHAPTER 133 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1915 RELATING TO OPEN SEASON ON DEER. 



Section 

1. Open season on deer; number 
taken in one season; proviso. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend subdivisions (a) and (b), section 14, chap-^^'e?l TuXr 
ter 133, Laws of 1915, as amended by section 5, chapter 184, Laws**^*'*' ^'^ °?^ '^'*" 

.' •' J f J sou; proviso. 

of 191/, and sections 3 and 4, chapter 152, Laws of 1919, by strik- 
ing out said subdivisions and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing: Sect. 14. (a) Wild deer may be captured or taken after 5 
a. m. and before 6 p. m. as follows: in the county of Coos from 
the fifteenth day of October to the first day of December ; iu the 
county of Grafton from the first day of November to the sixteenth 
day of December ; in the county of Carroll from the fifteenth day 
of November to the sixteenth day of December, and from all the 
other counties in the state from the first day of December to the 
first day of January. 

(b) No person shall take more than two such deer in any one 
season from the territory consisting of the counties of Coos, and 
Carroll; and no person shall take more thaii one such deer from 
the territory consisting of all the other counties in the state ; but 
not more than two such deer shall be taken within the confines of 



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1921 



the state in any one season. The provisions of this section shall not 
apply to deer in private game reserves. 
llssa^e.'^''^ °" ^^^'^- 2- "^^"^ ^^t shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 142. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 133, LAWS OF 1915, RELATING TO 
FISH AND GAME. 



Section- 

1. Taking of shad and whitefish or 
bluefins regulated. 



Sec'tiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Taking of shad 
and whitefish or 
bluefins regu- 
lated. 



Takes effe! 
passage. 



Section 1. Amend section 33, chapter 133, Laws of 1915, by 
striking all of said section and inserting a new section to read as 
follows: Sect. 33. (a) Shad and whitefish or blnefins may be 
taken and possessed from January first to October first. 

(b) The taking of more than six shad or whitefish in any one 
day from the waters of Winnipesankee Lake, Paugus Lake or 
Winnisquam Lake, between the fifteenth day of June and the first 
day of October, is prohibited. 

(c) Such shad and whitefish may be bought and sold during the 
open season therefor. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



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257 



CHAPTER 143. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 113 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO 
DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 



SECTION 

1. Commission on domestic animals; 
duties ; record to be kept ; re- 
port ; assistants. 

State veterinarian; duties; salary. 

Commissioner authorized to accept 
federal act and co-operate with 
federal officers. 

Importation of bovine animals; 
permits; quarantine; examina- 
tion ; slai ghter. 

Importation without quarantine 
and examination. 

Importation of horses, etc.; regu- 
lations. 

Permits to persons living near 
state line. 

Importation of diseased animals: 
penalty. 

Interstate commerce. 

Commissioner to investigate as to 
existence of certain diseases. 

Duty to report diseases to com- 
missioner. 

Quarantine; penalty. 

Examination and tests of quaran- 
tined animals and others. 

Expense of quarantine. 

Diseased animals, df-struction of; 
certificate of veteri: ..rian. 

Application for test by owner; 
agreement; costs. 

Animals passing two or more 
tests within two years. 



•X'TION 

1. — Continued 

Private tests; report to commis- 
sioner; penalty. 

Post-mortem examination; report. 

Appraisal of animals ordered to be 
killed. 

Reactors may be retained for 
breeding purposes; regulations. 

Tested animals to be marked: cer- 
tificates for health herds: pen- 
alty. 

Selling or exposing diseased ani- 
mals ; penalty. 

Sale of diseased animals and of 
reactors regulated. 

Report to commissioner upon kill- 
ing of any animal believed to be 
diseased ; penalty. 

Sale and use of tuberculin regu- 
lated : proviso. 

Interfering with work of commis- 
sioner: plugging or treating ani- 
mals to prevent normal reaction : 
penalty. 

Veterinarian's violation of provi- 
sions as to sale or use of tuber- 
culin: revocation of license. 

Penalty. 

Definition of terms used in a:"t. 

2. Appropriation to carry act into ef- 

fect. 

3. Renealing clause: takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and 
' General Court convened: 



House of Representatives in 



Section 1. Chapter 113 of the Piihlic Statutes as amended by 
chapter 132, Laws of 1909, chapter 125, Laws of 1915, and chapter 
154, Laws of 1919, is hereby amended by strikmg out the whole of 
said chapter and inserting in place thereof the following: 

CHAPTER 113. 

DISEASES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 



Section 1. Commissioner on Domestic Animals; Duties; Re- commission on 
port. For the purpose of encouraging the live stock interests of ^°^^f/'' j.^°J"^^'^g 
the state, and controlling, suppressing and eradicating all infec- jj^gj^^^^^j ^^von ; 
tious and contagious diseases among cattle, horses, mules, asses, 
sheep and swine, a department is hereby created to be known as 

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state veterina- 
rian; duties; 
salary. 



the commission on domestic animals, and the commissioner of agri- 
culture shall, by virtue of his office, be commissioner on domestic 
animals. Said commissioner shall keep a record of all permits issued 
and bovine animals imported, of all animals tested on behalf of the 
state, or at the request of the owner, with the date and place of the 
test, the name and residence of the owner, and a complete and ac- 
curate record of all w^ork performed under this act. The commis- 
sioner on domestic animals shall, between the first day of Septem- 
ber and October thirty-first of each and every year, make a written 
report to the governor and council, stating in detail the work done 
during the preceding year. Said commissioner may, with such 
funds as may be available for the purpose, employ such clerical, 
veterinary and other assistance as he may deem necessary for the 
proper performance of his duties and the fulfillment of the pur- 
poses of this act, and may make all needful rules and regulations 
for the proper execution of its provisions. 

Sect. 2. State Veterinarian ; Appointment ; Duties. The com-, 
missioner on domestic animals shall, with the approval of the gov- 
ernor and council, appoint a graduate of a veterinary college of 
recognized standing, who shall have had at least five years' experi- 
ence in the practice of veterinary medicine and he shall be known 
as the state veterinarian. Said state veterinarian, under the direc- 
tion of the commissioner on domestic animals, shall have all of the 
powers of the commissioner and shall have general charge of the 
enforcement of this act. He shall receive a salary of twenty-five 
hundred dollars per annum, and shall be allowed his personal ex- 
penses when away from the office of the department on official busi- 
ness ; the same being verified by proper vouchers. He shall devote 
his entire time and attention to the duties imposed by this act. 
Commissioner au- Sect. 3. Acceptance of Federal Regulations and Co-operation 
federal act" and' CO- with Federal Authorities. The commissioner on domestic animals 
e^a/^officeTs!'^ ^^"^ IS authorized to accept on behalf of the state the rules and regula- 
tions prepared by the commissioner of agriculture under and in 
pursuance of section 3 of an act of Congress approved May 29, 
1884, entitled "An act for the establishment of a bureau of animal 
industry to prevent the exportation of diseased cattle, and to pro- 
vide means for the suppression and extirpation of pleuro-pneuraonia 
and other contagious diseases among domestic animals," or of any 
other such act of Congress, and he may co-operate with the authori- 
ties of the United States government within this state in the carry- 
ing out of such rules and regulations and tlie enforcement of the 
provisions of any such act or acts so passed which are not in con- 
flict with the statutes of this state. 
Importation of Sect. 4. Importation of Bovine Animals ; Permits ; Quaran- 

permftsr' H^aran-tine ; Examination; Slaughter. No person shall bring or 
tion'; sfaSer. causc to be brought or ship or cause to be shipped, into 
this state any bovine animal without the written permission 



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of said commissioner, except those for immediate slaugh- 
ter at establishments where state or federal inspection is maintained, 
and such animal shall be held in quarantine at its destination or 
other designated place until released by said commissioner. Such 
permission shall be in the form of a written or printed permit, and 
shall state the name and address of the importer, the number of 
such animals to be imported, the name of the place where such ani- 
mals are to be held in quarantine for examination, and such other 
particulars as shall be deemed necessary. When such bovine ani^ 
mals, brought into the state on such permit, shall have reached their 
destination or other designated place, the hnporter or owner, or his 
or its agent, shall, within forty-eight hours, give notice thereof in 
writing to said commissioner. Thereupon, said commissioner shall, 
within a reasonable time, in person, or through some competent as- 
sistant, make or cause to be made a physical examination of all such 
animals and may apply such tests as he may deem necessary to de- 
termine the health of such animals. Calves under six months of 
age from tuberculin-tested herds, or from herds tested by any other 
approved method, and accompanied by a permit and certificate of 
health, shall not be detained in quarantine or held for test. Such 
certificate of health shall be executed under oath by the party mak- 
ing the shipment, or his, or its duly qualified agent. Such bovine 
animals as shall be found to be free from tuberculosis, or other con- 
tagious or infectious disease, shall forthwith be released from quar- 
antine. Such bovine animals as shall be found to have any infec- 
tious or contagious disease shall forthwith be slaughtered by and 
at the expense of the importer or owner, or held in strict quaran- 
tine, if the disease is curable, under rules prescribed by said com- 
missioner, provided, Jiowever, that registered pure bred bovine ani- 
mals, reacting to the tuberculin, or other approved test, but show- 
ing no marked physical indications of tuberculosis may be retained 
by the importer or owner in quarantine and ])e subject to the pro- 
visions of section 21. When slaughtered, the carcasses, under regu- 
lations prescribed by said commissioner, shall be burned or covered 
with lime and buried, or may be shipped to a fertilizer or render- 
ing plant, provided, Jwwever, that the meat of bovine animals, re- 
acting to the tuberculin, or other approved test, but showing no 
physical indications of tuberculosis, may be used or sold for food 
under regulations prescribed by the state board of health, or in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations of the Bureau of Animal 
Industry of the United States under the federal meat inspection 
law ; and when such animals are killed on the premises of their 
importer or owner, said commissioner, or his agent, shall witness 
their burial as aforesaid, or burning, unless their carcasses shall be 
shipped, used or sold as herein provided. The importer or owner 
may retain the hides of such animals as shall be slaughtered, if 
slaughtered upon the premises of the owner or importer, except 



260 Chapter 143. [1921 

from animals infected with certain dangerous diseases, namely, 
glanders, anthrax, black leg, foot and mouth disease, and if the 
carcasses shall be used or sold or shipped to a fertilizer or rendering 
plant, the importer or owner shall be entitled to, and shall receive, 
the net proceeds from the salvage. The importer or owner shall 
bear the expense of detention, examination, test and slaughter, but 
not the personal expenses of the said commissioner, or his agent. 

Importation with- Sect. 5. Importation without Quarantine and Examination ; 

and ^exImlnTtlon. Rctcsting. Said Commissioner may permit bovine animals to be 
brought into this state, without being confined in quarantine at 
their destination or other designated place, when they have been 
tested in the state of their origin within three months prior to being 
brought into this state, provided, Jwwever, that the test, or tests, 
have been made by a veterinarian whose competency and reliability 
are certified to by the authority charged with the control of con- 
tagious or infectious diseases in the state where said test or tests 
were made,, or when they are accompanied by a certificate of health, 
showing satisfactory tests made by an inspector of the Bureau of 
Animal Industry of the United States. Cattle from an accredited 
herd tested within twelve months prior to being brougnt into this 
state may be allowed to enter without being held in quarantine and 
without being subjected to a test. However, when said commis- 
sioner has reason to believe that the test, or tests, were not made in 
a competent, or reliable manner, he may require that such bovine 
animals, so tested as aforesaid, shall be confined in quarantine at 
destination or other designated place, and be subjected to a retest 
at the expiration of a period not to exceed sixty days. If, upon 
testing, they shall be found to be infected with any contagious or 
infectious disease, they shall be subject to the provisions of sec- 
tion 4. 

Importation of Sect. 6. Importation of Horses, etc. ; Regulations. Said com- 

uiations. " " missiouer shall make such regulations as he may deem necessary, 
relating to the importation into this state of horses, asses, mules, 
sheep, swine, or other domestic animals, except as provided for by 
section 4. He may require that a physical examination, or test, 
be made of every such animal brought, driven, or shipped into this 
state; may establish quarantine regulations for all such animals,- 
and may make whatever rules he deems necessary to prevent the in- 
troduction into this state of contagious or infectious diseases. When 
such animals shall be found to have any contagious or infectious dis- 
ease, they shall forthwith be slaughtered by and at the expense of 
the importer or owner, or held in strict quarantine, if the disease is 
curable, under rules prescribed by said commissioner; and when 
slaughtered, the carcasses shall be subject to the provisions of sec- 
tion 4 relating to the disposition of the same, but in no case shall 
the importer or owner retain the hide of any animal infected with 
glanders, or anthrax nor shall the carcass of any animal infected 



19211 Chapter 143. 261 

with glanders, or anthrax be shipped to a fertilizer or rendering 
plant. The importer or owner shall bear the expense of detention, 
examination, test and slaughter, but not the personal expenses of 
said commissioner, or his agent. 

Sect. 7. Permits to Persons Living near State Line. Persons Permits to per- 

" sons living near 

living near the state line, who own or occupy land in an adjoining state line, 
state, or persons living in an adjoining state, who own or occupy 
land in this state near the state line, may secure from said commis- 
sioner a permit to drive cattle, horses, asses, mules or sheep back 
and forth to pasture and for other purposes, subject to such restric- 
tions or regulations as said commissioner may deem necessary in 
any particular case. 

Sect. 8. Importation of Diseased Animals; Violation of Regu- importation of 
lations; Penalty. Any person who drives, brings or ships domestic penal?/ '""™'''^' 
animals into this state, or is accessory thereto, knowing or having 
reason to believe that any of them have a contagious or infectious 
disease, or have been exposed to any such disease, or shall violate 
any of the provisions or regulations relating to importation or 
quarantine, shall be imprisoned not more than twelve months, or 
fined not more than five hundred dollars, and each animal brought, 
shipped, or driven into this state in violation of the provisions of 
this section, or in violation of the importation or quarantine regu- 
lations, shall constitute a separate and distinct offense. 

Sect. 9. Interstate Commerce ; Exception. Nothing in the pre- interstate com- 
ceding section shall apply to cattle, horses, asses, mules, sheep or 
swine being transported through the state in interstate commerce. 

Sect. 10. Commissioner to Investigate ; Powers. The commis- Commissioner to 
sioner on domestic animals shall cause systematic investigation, in existence of cer- 
so far as available funds will permit, to be made as to the existence 
of pleuro-pneumonia, foot and mouth disease, glanders, hog cholera, 
anthrax, black leg, hemorrhagic septicaemia, or any other infectious 
or contagious disease, among cattle, horses, asses, mules, sheep and 
swine, and he, or his duly authorized agent, may enter any premises, 
or places, including stock yards, within any part of the state, in or 
at which he has reason to believe that there exists, or may exist, 
any such disease, and make search, investigation and inquiry in re- 
gard to the existence thereof, and may call to his aid, if necessary, 
the police officer or constable of the city or town, or the sheriff of 
the county, in which such animals may be located, and all such offi- 
cers when so called upon by said commissioner, or his duly author- 
ized agent, shall assist in the enforcement of the provisions of this 
section. 

Sect. 11. Duty to Report Existence of Disease. Whenever a Duty to report 
local board of health, or its executive officer, veterinarian, select- mTs^slorfer.'' *'°™ 
man, or any person has notice of, or suspects, the existence of any 
of the diseases named in the preceding section or other contagious 
or infectious diseases among domestic animals, such board of health 



262 Chapter 143. [1921 

or officer, veterinarian, selectman, or any person, shall forthwith, 
in writing, notify the commissioner on domestic animals, reciting in 
such notification the grounds for such belief or suspicion. Any 
owner suspecting the existence of any such disease or diseases 
among his domestic animals shall forthwith, in writing, notify said 
commissioner of such fact. 
Quarantine; Sect. 12. Quarantine; Penalty for Violation. Whenever said 

penalty. commissioner upon investigation, or upon notification, has reason 

to believe that a domestic animal is infected with a contagious or 
infectious disease, he shall immediately cause it to be quarantined 
or isolated upon the premises of the owner, or the person in whose 
possession it is found, or in such other place or inclosure as he may 
designate, and the removal thereof from any premises where it may 
be ordered to be kept shall be forbidden. Said commissioner may 
quarantine the premises upon which there is a domestic animal in- 
fected with any contagious or infectious disease, or that is sus- 
pected of being so infected, or that has been exposed to such dis- 
ease, and forbid the removal of any such animal, or any animals, 
susceptible to such disease therefrom, by serving a written order 
upon the owner, or person in possession of said premises, or by 
posting a copy of such order at the usual entrance thereto ; and if 
it becomes epidemic, said commissioner may issue a proclamation 
quarantining such locality and forbidding the removal therefrom of 
any animal so diseased or susceptible thereto without his permission. 
No person shall tear down, mutilate, deface or destroy any such 
notice or order issued by said commissioner when posted, as pro- 
vided herein, during the pendency of such notice or order. Any 
violation of a quarantine provision or regulation shall be punishable 
by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not 
exceeding thirty days, or both. 
Examination and Sect. 13. Examination after Quarantine Imposed; Test Re- 
tfned°ani^ak" quircd. "Whenever an animal or animals have been quarantined a^ 
and others. herein provided, said commissioner, within a reasonable time, shall 

cause a physical examination of such animal or animals to be made. 
If, on such physical examination, he deems it necessary, he may ap- 
ply the tuberculin, or any other approved test. Said commissioner 
shall not, when he suspects bovine tuberculosis, take any action 
based upon such physical examination, except in advanced cases, 
unless the tuberculin, or other approved test, be applied, and such 
test confirms the result of the physical examination. If any animal 
is found to have bovine tuberculosis, he may cause a test to be made 
of the entire herd in Avhich such animal was found, or of any animal 
which may have been exposed to said disease. 
Expense of quar- Sect. 14. Expcusc of Quarantine. If animals have been quar- 
^°*'°^' antined, collected or isolated upon the premises of the owner or the 

person in whose possession they are at the time the quarantine is 
imposed, and they shall be kept in such quarantine for more than 



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ten days as siispoctod of being infected with a contagions or infec- 
tions disease, and the owner is forbidden to sell any of the product 
thereof for food, and such animals shall be found not to have the 
disease, or any contagious or infectious disease, the expense of such 
quarantine shall be borne by the owner for the period of ten days, 
and the state shall pay the expense of quarantine for any period in 
excess of said ten days, provided, however, that said expense shall 
not exceed the sum of fifty cents per diem for each animal so held 
in quarantine. If animals have been quarantined or collected on 
any premises other than those of the owner or the person in posses- 
sion thereof, the expense of such quarantine shall be paid by the 
state. 

Sect. 15. Certificate of Veterinarian; Slaughter of Diseased Diseased animals, 
Animal; Disposition of Carcass. If the veterinarian authorized by certificate of 'vet- 
said commissioner to examine or test an animal for the presence of ''^''^^'""'"• 
an infectious or contagious disease certifies to said commissioner in 
writing to the effect that he has made an examination or test in ac- 
cordance with the regulations laid down by said commissioner, that 
in his judgment such animal is infected with a specific infectious or 
contagious disease, or that its destruction is necessary m order to 
prevent or suppress, or to aid in preventing or suppressing such dis- 
ease, then such animal shall, except in cases herein provided, forth- 
with be slaughtered by and at the expense of the owner, or the per- 
son in possession thereof, and the carcass shall be dealt with as pro- 
vided for in sections 4 and 6 of this act relating to the disposition 
of carcasses of imported animals after slaughter, but the last sen- 
tence of said sections relating to the expenses thereof shall not be 
applicable to animals not imported. The cost of examination or 
test in such cases and the personal expenses of said commissioner, or 
his agents, shall be borne by the state. The meat of bovine animals 
infected with tuberculosis, but showing no marked physical indica- 
tions of the disease, may be used or sold as food under regulations 
laid down by the state board of health, or in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the 
United States under the federal meat inspection law. 

Sect. 16. Application for Test by Owner; Agreement; Com- Application for 
missioner to Test. The owner of cattle, horses, asses, mules, sheep '/greementT*^"^ ' 
or swine may apply to said commissioner for an examination of his'^^®*^- 
animals for tuberculosis or glanders, subject to the following regula- 
tions : The application therefor shall be upon a blank form pro- 
vided by said commissioner, and shall include an agreement on the 
part of the owner of such animals to improve faulty sanitary condi- 
tions, to disinfect his premises if diseased animals should be found, 
to follow directions of said commissioner designed to prevent re- 
infection of his herd, or other animals, and to suppress the disease 
and prevent the spread thereof. As soon as possible after receipt 
of said application, said commissioner, or some competent veterina- 



264 Chapter 143. [1921 

rian in the employ of said commissioner, shall make a thorough 
physical examination of such animals and may subject them to the 
tuberculin, or mallein test, or other approved test, and if any of the 
animals react to the test so made, or upon physical examination are 
found to be infected with a contagious or infectious disease, they 
shall be condemned and slaughtered after appraisal, or held in strict 
quarantine as provided for by this act in the case of registered pure 
bred tuberculous bovine animals. When slaughtered the carcasses 
shall be disposed of as hereinbefore provided. The cost'of examina- 
tion or test shall be borne by the state, but if the owner after sign- 
ing the above agreement shall knowingly fail to carry out the terms 
thereof, he shall forfeit any indemnity to which he may thereafter 
be entitled for any animals found to be infected. 
Animals passing Sect. 17. Owucrs to Keep Hcrds Free from Disease; Retest. 

two or more tests / -in i • i 

within two- years. The provisious of the precedmg section shall not apply m the case 
of cattle owners whose animals have passed without reactors two 
or more tests within a period of two years. Such owners shall keep 
their animals free from disease at their own expense under regula- 
tions prescribed by said commissioner ; but if any reactors shall at 
any time be found, they shall be appraised, slaughtered, and paid 
for as provided by this act, or may be retained in strict quarantine 
as herein provided. Said commissioner may retest any animals 
Privat t St • re "^^'^"^sn iu his judgment the conditions warrant it. 
port 'to commis Sect. 18. Private "Tcsts ; Report; Penalty for Failure to Re- 

port. All private tuberculin, or other approved tests shall be re- 
ported to said commissioner by the person making the test or tests. 
Said report shall be made within five days from the time said test 
is completed and shall include, when said test is made by the sub- 
cutaneous method, a complete temperature record and such other 
information as said commissioner may require ; when said test is 
made by either the intradermal or ophthalmic methods, a complete 
record of such reaction or reactions as appeared, and such other in- 
formation as said commissioner may require. If such test or tests 
are made by a veterinarian approved by said commissioner to make 
such tests, and any reactors are found, they shall be subject to the 
provisions herein provided for in such cases. Failure on the part 
of any person making such test or tests to report the same shall sub- 
ject him to a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars. 
Post-mortem ex- SECT. 19. Report Sent to Commissioner and Owner. The car- 
port. ' cass of every animal duly condemned and slaughtered under the 
provisions of this act shall be examined by a veterinarian or physi- 
cian designated by said commissioner, for the purpose of determin- 
ing whether or not disease existed in such animal. Such post-mor- 
tem examination shall be under rules prescribed by said commis- 
sioner, and the report thereof shall show conditions found upon 
such examination duly verified by the person making such examina- 
tion. Such report shall be filed with said commissioner, and a copy 



1921] Chapter 143. 265 

thereof shall he sent or delivered to the owner, or person in posses- 
sion of the animal so examined. 

Sect. 20. Appraisal; No Compensation in Certain Cases; In-;^Xordere°i to'"' 
demnity Paid. The value of all animals directed to be killed by ^^ billed. 
order of said commissioner, or his agent, shall be first appraised by 
the owner and the commissioner, or his agent. In the event of a 
disagreement as to the amount of the appraisal, a third disinter- 
ested person shall be selected by the owner and the commissioner, 
or his agent, to act with them and to appraise said animals ; the 
expense of said third appraiser being paid by said owner. 
The value determined by said arbitrators shall be final. In making 
such appraisal, the fact that the animals have been condemned for 
disease shall not be considered, but in no case shall it exceed the 
sum of one hundred dollars for grade cattle or two hundred dollars 
for pure bred registered cattle and for horses, provided, Iwwever, 
that in no case shall compensation be allowed for any animals de- 
stroyed which may have contracted, or been exposed to, such dis- 
ease in a foreign country, or on the high seas, or which may have 
been brought or shipped into this state, within six months previous 
to such animal showing evidence of such disease ; and the owaier or 
ow'ners or jDcrson in possession thereof shall furnish satisfactory evi- 
dence as to the time during which such animal or animals shall have 
been owaied in the state ; nor shall compensation be allow-ed to any 
oW'Uer who in person, or by his agent, knowdngly and wilfully con- 
ceals the existence of such disease, or the fact of exposure thereto 
in animals of which the person making such concealment, by him- 
self, or agent, is in whole or part owner. In case the animal con- 
demned is registered, the owaier shall furnish to the commissioner a 
certificate of registration before the claim is paid. The state shall 
pay the owner, after the filing of such certificate or certificates as 
said commissioner may direct, one-half of the appraisal value placed 
upon all cattle and horses condemned and killed, provided, Jioivever, 
that the amount received from the salvage, any amount from the 
federal government, and that from the state shall not exceed the 
appraisal value thereof. If the total amount to be paid from all 
such sources should exceed the appraisal value, the indemnity to 
be paid by the state shall be only the difference between the amount 
received from such sources other than the state and said appraisal 
value. 

Sect. 21. Reactors Retained for Breeding Purposes; Regula- Reactors may be 
tioiis. Under regulations to be prescribed by said commissioner breeding pur- 
and approved by the state board of health, registered pure bred fjon^g^; **'""'^' 
bovine animals which have responded to the tuberculin or other ap- 
proved test, but W'liich show no marked indications of tuberculosis, 
may be retained by the owner in quarantine and be used for breed- 
ing purposes, provided, however, that the offspring of such animals 
shall be removed and kept apart immediately following birth, and 



266 Chapter 143. [1921 

further provided, that such animals may be condemned and killed 
at any time by said commissioner when in his judgment conditions 
require such action. The milk of such animals may, with the ap- 
proval of said commissioner, be used, after boiling or heating to a 
temperature of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or after proper pasteuriza- 
tion. In case such animals quarantined under the provisions of 
this section are at any time condemned or killed, after having been 
used for breeding purposes, the owner shall not receive compensa- 
tion therefor from the state. The young of such animals, quaran- 
tined under the provisions of this section, shall be tested by tuber- 
culin, or other approved test, at a period not less than six months 
nor more than nine months from the birth of said young. The 
premises on which such animals are kept, shall be at all times sub- 
ject to inspection by said commissioner, or his agent, or by the state 
board of health. Such animals may, at any time, be sold for im- 
mediate slaughter, if no marked physical indications of tubercu- 
losis shall have developed, in any slaughter house under regulations 
provided by the state board of health, or in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the 
United States under the federal meat inspection laws. 
Tested animals to Sect. 22. Tested Animals Marked; Certificates for Health 
tificates for Herds ; Penalty. Whenever a bovine animal shall be tested with 

penalty. ^^ '^ ' tuberculiu. Or other approved test, under any of the provisions of 
this act, and shall pass the test satisfactorily to said commissioner, 
or his agent, such animal, except pure bred registered cattle, shall 
have a numbered tag placed in its ear, unless such animal is al- 
ready so tagged. Any bovine animal in which tuberculosis is diag- 
nosed by the commissioner, or his agent, on physical examiiiation 
or by means of the tuberculin test, or both, which is not immedi- 
ately slaughtered under the supervision of said commissioner, or 
his agent, shall be marked by inserting in its left ear a metal tag 
upon which is stamped a number and the word Reactor, and by 
branding the letter T, not less than two nor more than three inches 
high on the left jaw. Tags for the purposes named herein shall be 
furnished by said commissioner, at the expense of the state. Said 
commissioner shall keep a complete record of all tags so issued ; and 
in the ease of reacting bovine animals, he shall keep also a complete 
description of said animals. For the purpose of giving recognition 
to owners whose herds of cattle have been subjected to the tuber- 
culin, or other approved test, and have been found to be in a healthy^ 
condition, and free from reactors, he is hereby authorized to issue 
such certificates as he may deem proper, to such owners, and to use 
such terms to designate such herds as will harmonize with federal 
designations. The intentional removal or defacement of any tag so 
inserted without the consent of the said commissioner or his agent, 
or the exhibiting or displaying of any certificate certifying that a 
specifically named herd has been found to be in a healthy condition 



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and free from reactors unless the said certificate shall have been 
issued by said commissioner, shall be punishable by a fine not ex- 
ceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding thirty 
days. 

Sect. 23. Selling or Exposing Diseased Animals ; Penalty. Any i^®"'°^^sg°sp/^^ni.' 
person who, knowing, or having reason to believe, that any horse mais; penalty. 
is infected with the disease known as glanders, or that any swine 
is infected with the disease known as hog cholera, or that any domes- 
tic animal is infected with anthrax or black leg,' shall sell, offer for 
sale, trade or barter, or expose or allow it to be exposed upon any 
public highway, or in any public place, shall be fined not exceed- 
ing one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, 
or both. 

Sect. 24. Regulation of Sale of Reactors. No animal showing saie of diseased 
physical evidence of tuberculosis, or in which such disease shall rea™to/s regu-" 
have been indicated as a result of the tuberculin, or other approved '^*'^^- 
test, shall be sold other than for immediate slaughter, except under 
a wa-itten contract approved by said commissioner, signed by both 
parties, describing the animal and stating that it is believed to be 
tuberculous. No such animal shall be removed except for immedi- 
ate slaughter from the premises where examined, except upon the 
written permission of said commissioner. A contract of sale as 
provided by this section shall be executed in triplicate and one 
copy thereof delivered to the purchaser, one kept by the seller, and 
the other delivered to said commissioner. 

Sect. 25. Report of Diseased Animals after Killing ; Penalty. Report to commis- 

^ o 7 ,/ sjoner upon kill- 

Any person who shall kill a bovine animal, sheep or swme, or cause ins: of any animai 

, . , 1 1 -11 1 1 • 1 • , 1 T believed to be dis- 

any such annual to be killed, knowing or having reason to believe eased; penalty. 
at the time of said killing, or upon the inspection of the carcass 
thereof finding, or having reason to believe, that it is infected with 
a contagious or infectious disease, shall forthwith notify the board 
of health of the city or town in Avhich such animal was killed, and 
the commissioner on domestic animals, of the existence of such dis- 
ease, of the place where the animal w^as found, of the name of the 
owner or person in possession thereof, and of the disposal made of 
such carcass, provided, however, that this section shall not apply 
when said killing was done under the supervision of said commis- 
sioner or his agent, or an inspector of the said board oi health, or 
an inspector of the Bureau of Animal Industry of the United 
States. Any person who shall fail or neglect to send notifications 
as herein provided shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dol- 
lars or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, or both. 

Sect. 26. Regulation of Sale and Use of Tuberculin. All tuber- f^^^«^^^°4^'^f^^°^*. 
culin sold, given away or used within this state, shall bear a label i^ted; proviso, 
stating the name and address of the person, firm, or institution 
making it and the date of preparation. A person selling or giving 
away tuberculin shall report to the commissioner on domestic ani- 



268 Chapter 143. [1921 

mals the amount of tuberculin sold or given away, the degree of 
strength, the name and address of the person to whom sold or 
given, and the date of delivery. Such report shall include the ad- 
dress of and be signed by the person or firm making the report. A 
person buying or procuring tuberculin shall not use or dispose of 
it until assured in writing by the person from whom the tuberculin 
is received that its delivery has been reported to the commissioner 
on domestic animals, or unless he has reported its receipt to said 
commissioner with information required to be furnished by those 
who distribute tuberculin; and the person buying or procuring 
tuberculin shall keep a correct record of the amount received, the 
amount used and the amount on hand ; and shall report these facts 
whenever any tuberculin is used, and, if, at any time unused tuber- 
culin is not deemed tit or is not to be used, said person shall for- 
ward it to said commissioner, wdth a statement showing his name 
and address, where and when such tuberculin was procured, the 
amount procured at the time and the amount used. If the amount 
forwarded to the commissioner and the amount used do not equal 
the amount procured, a statement shall be made as to the disposi- 
tion of the remainder. The provisions of this section shall not apply 
to tuberculin manufactured or issued by the Department of Agri- 
culture of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry. 
interferinsr wkh Sect. 27. Plugging or Treating to Prevent Normal Reaction; 
sioner: plugging Penalty. Any person who intentionally interferes with or hinders 
ma/s'^'to"p?evem the work of Said commissioner or his agents under this act, or who 
pe"auy.''''"'*'°"' attempts to defeat the object of a test by a previous injection of 
tuberculin, or any other drug, known as plugging, or who in any 
other way attempts to prevent an accurate and truthful determina- 
tion of the condition of the animal tested, or who shall treat any 
animal with material or substance to prevent normal reaction, ex- 
cept for experimental purposes with the consent of said commis- 
sioner, shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars, or im- 
prisoned not more than thirty days, or both, and each animal so 
■ treated shall constitute a separate offense. 
Veterinarian's Sect. 28. Violation of Sale or Use of Tuberculin by Yeterina- 

visions as to sale riau ; Penalty. Any veterinarian who violates any of the provi- 
Hn ;^^^revocaHoirof sious of scctiou 26 of tliis act, iu addition to fines and penalties 
license. prescribed, shall be reported to the board of veterinary examiners. 

Said board, after hearing, may revoke the license of the said vet- 
erinarian for a period not to exceed one year, provided, however, 
that this section in no way is intended to limit the power of said 
board under section 8, chapter 109, Laws of 1919. 
Penalty. Sect. 29. General Penalty. Any person who violates a provision 

of the preceding sections of this act, or a regulation made by the 
commissioner in accordance therewith, for which a penalty is not 
otherwise provided shall be imprisoned not more than six months 
or fined not more than two hundred dollars, or both. 



1921] Chapter 144. 269 

Sect. 30. Definition. Person, owner or importer wherever usedpefinition of 

' ... terms used in act. 

in this act shall mean any person, corporation, association, partner- 
ship, company, firm or other aggregation of individuals. 

Sect. 2. The sum of seventy-five thousand dollars is hereby ap- Appropriation to 
propriated for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of chap-'^^'^^^ 
ter 113 as amended by section 1 of this act during each of the two 
succeeding fiscal years following its passage. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ,^fP*'«^'°^ ,<=i^^s«: 

^ takes effect on 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO .JURORS AND BEING IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 
209 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES. 

Section I Section 

1. Women not to be jurors. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 209 of the Public Statutes is hereby Women not to be 
amended by adding thereto the following section: Sect. 27. The 
burden of jury duty shall not be imposed upon women and their 
names shall not be put in the lists by town officers. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jas^age ^^^"^^ "'' 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



270 



Chapters 145, 146. 



1921 



CHAPTER 145. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 4, CHAPTER 184 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES RELATING TO THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING COURTS 
OF PROBATE IN THE COUNTY OF CARROLL. 



Section 

1. Probate court for Carroll county, 
when to be held. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Probate court for SECTION 1. Section 4, chapter 184 of the Public Statutes, as 

when" to^bTh^eid. amended by chapter 15, Laws of 1897, and chapter 184, Laws of 

1913, is hereby amended by striking out the whole of said section 

and inserting instead thereof the following: Sect. 4. For the 

county of Carroll, at Ossipee on the first Tuesday of every month. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 146. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERMS OF THE SUPERIOR COURT. 



1. Terms of superior court tixed. 

2. Adjournment of sitting of court to 

another place; e.xtra mileage to 
jurors; extra compensation to 
clerk, sheriff, etc. 



Section 

3. Grand and petit jury to be sum- 

moned. 

4. Takes effect July 1, 1921. 

5. Repealing clause. 



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



Terms of superior 
court fixed. 



Section 1. Terms of the superior court shall be holden an- 
nually, at the times and places following : 

For the county of Rockingham : At Exeter on the first Tuesday 
of January and the first Tuesday of April ; at Portsmouth on the 
third Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Strafford: At Dover on the first Tuesday of 
February and the first Tuesday of September. 

For the county of Belknap: At Laconia on the third Tuesday of 
October and the third Tuesday of March. 



1921] Chapter 146. 271 

For the county of Carroll : At Ossipee on the fourth Tuesday of 
May and the first Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Merrimack: At Concord on the second Tues- 
day of April and the third 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 fourth Tuesday of October. 

For the county of Sullivan : At Newport on the first Tuesday of 
March and the first Tuesday of September. 

For the county of Grafton : At Lebanon on the first Tuesday of 
January; at Plymouth on the third Tuesday of May; at Woods- 
ville in the town of Haverhill on the second Tuesday of September. 

For the county of Coos: At Lancaster on the second Tuesday 
of April ; at Colebrook on the first Tuesday of September ; at Ber- 
lin on the first Tuesday of December. 

Sect. 2. In counties having more than one place for holding Adioumment of 

, n 1 • !• J • 1 • -J. sitting of court to 

terms, the court may, tor the convenience oi parties, adjourn its another place; 
sitting to any other of the places in such county designated for ^-ors^'extTl *° 
holding terms; and w^hen such adjournment involves transferring ^I'^'^^'^^^'^^j.^g^^tg 
the jury, jurors so transferred shall be entitled to such extra mile- 
age as may be reasonable, to be determined by the presiding 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 presiding justice. 

Sect. 3. Grand jurors shall be summoned for attendance at Grand and petit 
each of the terms provided for by this act; and both petit andmoned. 
grand jurors shall be summoned from the body of the county. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 1921; but all writs Take^s^ ^effect July 
and process issued to be entered at or returnable to any of the ' 
terms herein provided 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 Repealing clause. 
hereby repealed ; but nothing herein contained shall repeal the 
provisions of chapter 77 of the Laws of 1905, so far as it provided 
for the trial of cases without jury at Derry, in the county of Rock- 
ingham. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



272 



Chapters 147, 148. 



1921 



CHAPTER 147.* 

AN ACT IN xVMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 212 OP THE LAWS OP 1917 RELAT- 
ING TO THE COURTS. 



Section 

1. Salai 



of justices fixed at $6000. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Salaries of jus- 
tices fixed at 
$6000. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 141 of the Laws of 1913 as 
amended by section 1, chapter 212 of the Laws of 1917, is hereby 
amended by striking out all of said section and substituting the fol- 
lowing : Sect. 2. The annual salary of the chief justice and the 
associate justices of the supreme court shall be six thousand dollars 
each, and the annual salary of the chief justice and the associate 
justices of the superior court shall be six thousand dollars each. 
Actual expenses shall be allowed the justices of the courts as now 
provided. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1921. 



[Approved April 14, 1921. 



CHAPTER 148. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP AN ACT PASSED BY THE HOUSE OP REPRE- 
SENTATIVES ON APRIL 6, 1921, AND BY THE HONORABLE SENATE ON 
APRIL 12, 1921, ENTITLED " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 212 
OP THE LAV^^S OP 1917 RELATING TO THE COURTS." 



Section 

1. Salaries of 
flee rent. 



justues, expenses 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Salaries of jus- 
tices, expenses, 
ofiice rent. 



Section 1. Section 1 of an act passed by the house of representa- 
tives April 6, 1921, and by the senate April 12, 1921, entitled "An 
Act in- amendment of chapter 212 of the Laws of 1917 relating to 
the courts" is hereby amended by inserting after the word "ex- 
penses" in the last sentence of said section the words and oiSce rent, 
so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: Section 1. 



^Amended, chapter 14f 



1921] 



Chapter 149. 



273 



Section 2 of chapter 141 of the Laws of 1913 as amended by section 
1, chapte.r 212 of the Laws of 1917, is hereby amended by striking 
out all of said section and substituting the followmg: Sect. 2. 
The annual salary of the chief justice and the associate justices of 
the supreme court shall be six thousand dollars each, and the annual 
salary of the chief justice and the associate justices of the superior 
court shall be six thousand dollars each. Actual expenses and office 
rent shall be allowed the justices of the courts as now provided. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1921. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF CARROLL COUNTY AND 
CLERK HIRE OP THE COMMISSIONERS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Salaries of county commissioners; 
of clerks of commissioners of 
Hillsborough county. 



Takes effect on passage. 



Be 



it enacted hij the Senate and House of Represe)itatiiH 
General Court convened: 



Section 1. Section 20 of chapter 27 of the Public Statutes, as salaries of county 
amended by chapter 112 of the Laws of 1903, chapter 22 of thet°T.^fr°r'm- 
Laws of 1907, chapter 83 of the Laws of 1909, chapters 2, 44 and gjfiX/J-^"* 
136 of the Laws of 1913, chapter 201 of the Laws of 1917, and chap- ''""'^'y- 
ter 45 of the LaAvs of 1919, is hereby amended by striking out the 
whole of said section 20 and inserting in place thereof the following -. 
Sect. 20. Each county commissioner, except the commissioners of 
Hillsborough, Cheshire, Merrimack, Grafton, Coos and Carroll 
counties, shall be paid by the county treasurer for his services, when 
employed in business of the county and in inspecting the taxable 
property of towns, as provided in the preceding section, three dol- 
lars a day, and a reasonable sum for all necessary expenses, upon 
order of the superior court, his accounts having been first audited 
by the court. Each commissioner of Hillsborough county shall be 
so paid the sum of fifteen hundred dollars per year, payable 
monthly, each commissioner of Cheshire county the sum of five hun- 
dred dollars per year, each commissioner of Merrimack county the 
sum of one thousand dollars per year, each commissioner of Grafton 
county the sum of five hundred dollars per year, and each commis- 
sioner of Coos county, when employed in business of the county and 



274 



Chapter 150. 



[1921 



Takes effect 
passage. 



jn inspecting the taxable property of towns, as provided in the pre- 
ceding section, five dollars a day, and each commissioner of Carroll 
county when so employed, four dollars a day, payable in equal quar- 
terly installments, and a reasonable sum for all necessary expenses, 
upon order of the superior court, his accounts having first been 
audited by the court. The commissioners of Hillsborough county 
shall employ two clerks, one at the office of the commission in Man- 
chester and one at the office of the commission in Nashua. The sal- 
ary of each of these clerks shall not exceed twenty dollars per week, 
payable weekly. 
1 Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 1.50. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC. 



Section 

1. Chiropractic defined. 

2. Board of chiropractic examiners; 

term of service; vacancies; re- 
moval. 

3. Organization of board; meeting; 

income ; records. 

4. Compensation and expenses of 

board. 

5. Examination and licensing of ap- 

plicants to practice chiropractic ; 
qualifications of applicant; fee. 

6. Licensed chiropractors; how may 

practice; restrictions. 



Applicants licensed to practice in 
other states, registration of; fee. 

Persons practicing prior to passage 
of this act. 

Practitioners to be subject to laws 
as to contagious and infectious 
diseases and certificates of death. 

Revocation of license. 

Practicing without a license: chiro- 
practor advertising as physician 
or doctor; penalty. 

Repealing clause; takes effect on 
passage. 

"1 



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



Chiropractic de- 
fined. 



Board of chiro- 
practic examin- 
ers ; term of 
service: vacan- 
cies ; removal. 



Section 1. Chiropractic is herein defined to be the science of 
adjusting the cause of disease by realigning by hand the twenty- 
four movable vertebrae of the spinal column or misalignments of 
the sacroiliac articulation, releasing pressure on nerves radiating 
from the spine to all parts of the body, and allowing the nerves to 
carry their full quota of health current (nerve energy) from the 
brain to all parts of the body. 

Sect. 2. The governor, wdth the advice and consent of the coun- 
cil, shall appoint two skilled chiropractors who are not physicians, 
each of whom shall be a graduate of some resident course school or 
college of chiropractic, and who shall have resided and practiced in 
this state for at least one year, and one duly registered physician, 



1921] Chapter 150. 275 

who shall constitute a board of chiropractic examiners. One mem- 
ber shall be appointed to serve for a term of three years, one for 
two years and one for one year, and thereafter each regular appoint- 
ment shall be for a term of three years. Vacancies in said board 
shall be filled in like manner for the balance of the unexpired term, 
and any member of said board may be removed therefrom by the 
governor and council for cause and after hearing. 

Sect. 3. The members of said l)oard shall take the oath of office orsanization of 
and organize within thirty days following the appointment of itSi^ncome; ™ecords'. 
members by the election of a chairman and a secretary-treasurer. 
Said board shall meet once annually and at such times as the busi- 
ness of the board shall require. All income received by said board 
shall be accounted and paid to the state treasurer annually, at such 
time as he shall prescribe. A true record of all the official acts of 
said board shall be made and preserved by the secretary-treasurer. 
Two members of said board shall constitute a quorum. They shall 
keep an accurate record of their proceedings and file a copy thereof 
with the secretary of the state board of health. 

Sect. 4. The compensation and all necessary expenses of the Compensation 
board shall be paid from the treasury of the state. The compensa- board'''''^"^'^* " 
tion of the members of the board shall be five dollars each for every 
day actually spent in the discharge of their duties and, in addition, 
their necessary expenses in attending the meetings of the board. 
Such compensation and expenses shall be approved by the board 
and transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall certify to the gov- 
ernor and council the amounts due; provided that the amounts so 
paid shall not exceed the amount received by the treasurer from 
said board, and so much of said receipts as may be necessary is 
hereby appropriated for the compensation and expenses aforesaid. 

Sect. 5. It shall be the duty of said board to examine, register. Examination and 
and license applicants whom they find to be of age, of good charac- '^^^"^'f/p^acttf*' 
ter, and qualified as herein provided to practice chiropractic. Such '''"'■°'""\''"'^ • * 

'1 f 1 j^ K-/ qualifications of 

applicant shall pay to the secretary-treasurer a fee of twenty-five applicants; fee. 
dollars for which he shall be entitled to an examination and to a re- 
examination if necessary, within one year. He shall submit to said 
board satisfactory evidence of a high school education, or its equiva- 
lent, shall be at least twenty-one years of age, of good moral char- 
acter, and a graduate of a legally chartered or incorporated school 
or college of chiropractic requiring a course of three years, of six 
months each, or its equivalent, as a resident student therein, and 
shall submit to a written examination which shall be given by said 
board in the following subjects : anatomy, physiology, symptomat- 
ology, hygiene, chiropractic orthopedy, histology, pathology, neurol- 
ogy, and the principles of chiropractic adjusting and nerve tracing. 
Each applicant who qualifies and who attains a minimum grade of 
seventy per cent, upon such examination shall receive a certifi- 
cate of registration from said board. 



276 Chapter 150. [1921 



Licensed chiro- Sect. 6. Any chiropractor who has received and holds a eertifi- 

practors ; how *' ^ . . -, ^ 

may practice; re- cate of registration issued by said board may adjust by hand any 
articulations of the spinal column, but shall not prescribe for or 
administer to any person any medicine or drugs now or hereafter 
included in materia medica, practice major or minor surgery, ob- 
stetrics, nor any branch of medicine or osteopathy. 
Applicants Sect. 7. The board may register and license any applicant 

tice in other ' thercfor wlio is legally qualified to practice chiropractic in any other 
ofT^fee!^^'**'^'^*'"'' state, the requirements of which state as to registration and license 
are equivalent to those in this state. Such applicant shall pay a fee 
of fifteen dollars. 
Persons practicing Sect. 8. Any chiropractor practicing in this state during six 

prior to passage ^ . •' ^ .^^. ,*=_. ^ .^ 

of this act. months prior to the passage oi this act, who is a graduate oi some 

school or college of chiropractic which teaches a three year resident 
course, shall be registered and granted a license by said board upon 
presentation of satisfactory evidence of his qualification under this 
section, and upon the payment of a fee of fifteen dollars. 
fubYecf*to''iaws as Sect. 9. Practitioucrs of chiropractic shall be subject to the 
to contagious and provisions of the law relating to contagious and infectious diseases 

infectious diseases ^, , . „ .° r.?i !•• 

and certificates ofaud to the granting of certificates of deaths, as physicians are re- 
death. . T , , 

quired to do. 
nc7nsT*^°" °* Sect. 10. The board may, after notice and hearing, revoke the 

license of any licensee who has obtained it by fraud or fraudulent 
means, or who has been convicted of a crime punishable by impris- 
onment in the state prison, or whose moral character or personal 
habits are such as to unfit him for the practice of chiropractic. 
Practicing with- Sect. 11. Whocvcr, uot bciug registered and licensed as herein 
cTh-opract'oT'a'd- provided, shall advertise himself or in any way hold himself out as 
vertismg^^as^physi- q^^ijfigj--^ ^q practicc chiropractic, or whoever does so after receiving 
notice that his license has been revoked, and whoever, being regis- 
tered and licensed as herein provided, shall advertise, call, or, in so 
far as he may be able to prevent it, allow himself to be advertised 
or called a physician or a doctor, or use any physician's or doctor's 
insignia as such, shall be punished for the first offense by a fine not 
exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment m the county 
jail not exceeding three months, and for any subsequent offense by 
a fine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or by imprison- 
ment not exceeding six months, or both, and upon conviction his 
license shall be revoked. 
Repealing clause: Sect. 12. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
passage. hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



lenalty. 



1921] Chapter 151. 277 

CHAPTER 151. 

AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE PUBLIC HEALTH BY PROVIDING PROTECTION 
FOR MATERNITY AND INFANCY, 



State board of health to provide in- , 4. Powers and duties of board, 

structioii and pare during preg- 5. Co-operation with federal children's 



bureau. 
Takes effect on passage. 



nancy and confinement: care of 
infants. 

2. Who entitled to assistance, etc. 

3. Aid so received not to affect politi- 

cal rights. 

Be it enacted hi/ tlie Senate and House of Eepresentatives in 
General Court convened'. 

Section 1. Care for Maternity and Infancy. The state board state board of 
of health hereinafter referred to as the board is hereby authorized insu-uction"and^^ 
to provide instruction, advice and such care as the board may deem ^a'^'cv'^ ^'d^co^n"^ 
necessary, to expectant mothers during pregnancy and confinement ^^^f'^^^"*- °^^^ "^ 
and to mothers and their infants after childbirth; and to employ 
such persons as may be necessary to carry out the requirements of 
this act. 

Sect. 2. Persons Entitled to Assistance. Such instruction, ad- who entitled to 
vice and care shall be given only to applicants who have resided '''**'^*^'"'^' ^'^^' 
within the state for a period of at least six months before the ex- 
pected or the actual date of childbirth. 

Sect. 3. Protection of Beneficiary. No woman receiving aid Aid so received 
under this act shall for this reason be affected thereby in any civil "ai* r^ghts!*^*^ ^^ ' ^' 
or political rights, nor shall her identity be disclosed except upon 
written order of the board. 

Sect. 4. Powers and Duties of the Board. The board may : Powers and duties 
( 1 ) accept private gifts for the purpose of carrying out the pro- " 
visions of this act; (2) co-operate with agencies whether city, state, 
federal or private which carry on work for maternal and infant 
hygiene, and (3) make investigations and recommendations for the 
purpose of improving maternity care. 

The board shall include in its report to the state legislature a 
statement of the operation of this act. 

Sect. 5. Acceptance of the Law of the United States. The co-operation with 
state of New Hampshire, through its legislative authority empowers burelu. 
and directs the board to co-operate with the Federal Children's 
Bureau to carry out the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ll^HJ^""^^ "" 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



278 



Chapter 152. 



1921 



CHAPTER 152. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 181, LAWS OF 1917, 
ENTITLED ' ' AN ACT PERMITTING STERILIZING OPERATIONS IN CERTAIN 
CASES OF MENTAIj DISEASE AND FEEBLE-MINDEDNESS. ' ' 

Section 1. Sterilizing operation authorized for prevention of reproduction of feeble- 
mindedness. 

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



sterilizing oper- 
ation authorized 
for prevention 
of reproduction 
of feeble- 
mindedness. 



Section 1. Amend section 2, chapter 181, Laws of 1917, by 
striking out in line twenty of said section the words "in which 
event" and substituting therefor the words and in case they find 
that the patient is mentally incapable of giving his consent, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. When 
either of the recognized sterilizing operations herein referred to 
may be indicated for the prevention of the reproduction of further 
feeble-mindedness, or for the therapeutic treatment of certain forms 
of mental disease, physicians in charge of state and county institu- 
tions, having the custody of such cases may recommend to the near- 
est relative, guardian and affected individual the advisability and 
necessity of such operation ; and when the written consent of the 
patient, when mentally competent to give such consent, as well as 
that of the nearest relative or guardian is given, the physician hav- 
ing the custody aforesaid of said case shall call a counsel of two 
registered medical practitioners — one a physician and one a sur- 
geon — of not less than five years' practice and not related to the 
patient, whose duty it shall be, in conjunction with the physician 
in charge of the case, to examine the individual recommended for 
operation. Whether the person to be operated upon is mentally 
capable of giving his consent shall be decided by the consultants 
and stated in writing, with their reasons therefor, and such writ- 
ten statement shall be kept on file in the probate court of the 
county in which the individual resides ; and in case they find that 
the patient is mentally incapable of giving his consent, the consent 
of the guardian or nearest relative must be secured. If in the judg- 
ment of the consulting physicians the operation will prevent the 
further propagation of mental deficiency, or if in the judgment of 
the medical consultants the physical or mental condition of any 
such person will be substantially benefited thereby, then the con- 
sultants shall select a competent surgeon to perform the operation 
of fallectomy or vasectomy, as the case may be, upon such person. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.; 



1921] Chapters 153, 154. 279 

CHAPTER 153. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT RELATING TO THE MARRIAGE OF 
PERSONS HAVING SYPHILIS OR GONORRHOEA, APPROVED MARCH 29, 
1921. 

Section | Section* 

1. Penalty. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend sectiou 4 of an act* relating to the marriage Penalty. 
of persons having syphilis or gonorrhoea, approved March 29, 1921, 
by striking out the words ''and two" in line two and inserting in 
place thereof the words two and three, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: Sect. 4. Any person failing to 
comply with the provisions of sections 1, 2 and 3 of this act shall 
be punished by imprisonment for not more than one yeav nor less 
than three months, or by fine of not more than five hundred dollars 
nor less than two hundred dollars or both. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. iTa^^slge!^^*^' ""^ 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 154. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR NAMING OP HIGHW^AYS. 

Section' I Section" 

1. Naming of highways; duty of state | 3. Selection of names how restricted. 

highwaT commissioner. I 4. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Selectmen may suhmit names to 

voters for approval. 

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

Section 1. It shall be the dutv of the state highway commis- Na^'iig °^ , , 

° •' highways; duty 



sioner to confer with the selectmen of towns, or appropriate city of state highway 
officials in the case of cities, in regard to the naming of highways 
which have not hitherto been named. 

Sect. 2. In co-operation with said highway commissioner it Selectmen may 



shall be the dut}^ of said selectmen and said city officials in so far toToterTTo" 
as practicable to provide names for highways not hitherto named. *pp'"°'^^^- 
Said selectmen may at their discretion submit such names for ap- 
proval at any meeting of the legal voters of the town, and said 



^See ante, chapter 55. 



280 



Chapter 155. 



1921 



Selection of 
names how 
restricted. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



names should appear on all guideboards hereafter erected in ac- 
cordance with provisions of section 1, chapter 78 of the Public 
Statutes, as amended by section 1, chapter 175, Laws of 1913. 

Sect. 3. No name for a highway shall hereafter be selected 
which is already in use as the name of a highway in the same count}^ 
nor shall any highway be named after a living person. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 155. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR STATE AID AND FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF OTHER 
PUBLIC MONEYS IN THE PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION OF HIGHWAY 
BRIDGES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. 



iECTIOX 

1 



Term bridge defined as used in tliis 
act. 

Apportionment of expense of build- 
ing or rebuilding. 

Municipal officers may petition state 
highway commissioner for state 
aid: board to determine whether 
building or rebuilding required. 

Plans, specifications and estimate of 
costs to be submitted bv commis- 
sioner to board; commissioner 
when to proceed with work ; mu- 
nicipalities authorized to raise 
money for such work. 

State highway commissioner shall 
have supervision of construction 
work; payment only on his ap- 
proval: itemized statement to be 
furnished to municipality ; unex- 
pended balances; cost exceeding 
estimate. 

Bridges crossing boundaries of mu- 
nicipalities. 

Bridges constructed by joint fund to 
be maintained by municipality: 
on neglect repairs to be made by 
state commissioner. 



8. State commissioner to make regula- 

tions to carry act into efifect ; bien- 
iiial rpport. 

9. All work to be done under specifica- 

tions of commissioner; awarding 
of contract ; proviso ; when 
work may be done by agents. 

10. Application for state aid on bridges, 

when to be made; how to be con- 
sidered. 

11. Commissioner may close bridges to 

travel. 

12. Capacity of bridges to be ten tons. 

13. Additional width, ornamentation, 

lighting or sidewalks may be pro- 
vided at expense of municipality. 

14. State not to be liable for damages 

arising from construction or re- 
building: this act not to affect 
existing liability for repair. 

15. Commissioner may employ addi- 

tional aid. 

16. Annual appropriation $30,000. 

17. Governor authorized to draw war- 

rant. 

18. Takes effect July 1, 1921. 



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



Term bridge SECTION 1. The word ''bridge" when used herein shall mean a 

fn^thit act''''"^ structure having a clear opening exceeding ten (10) feet in length, 

spanning a water course or other opening, or obstruction on a public 

highway, to carry the traffic across, including the substructure, 

superstructure, and any trestle work approaches thereto. 



19211 Chapter 155. 281 

Sect. 2. "When public convenience and necessity require the ^PP°^*'°jjy^®^* 
building or rebuilding of any bridge on any trunk line, cross-state '^"''d;"? or 

. . ". rebuilding. 

or any designated state-aid highway, located in a town, city or un- 
incorporated place having a valuation of less than six million 
(6,000,000) dollars, the cost of the construction of said bridge shall 
be borne as follows : 

(a) Bridges whose cost does not exceed two thousand (2,000) 
dollars, fifty (50) per centum by the town, city or unincorporated 
place; fifty (50) per centum by the state. 

(b) Bridges whose cost is more than two thousand (2,000) dol- 
lars and not more than three thousand (3,000) dollars, sixty (60) 

per centum by the town, city or unincorporated place ; forty (40) 
per centum by the state. Provided, however, that the state's share 
shall not be less than one thousand (1,000) dollars. 

(c) Bridges whose cost is more than three thousand (3,000) dol- 
lars and not more than five thousand (5,000) dollars, sixty-five (65) 
per centum by the town, city or unincorporated place ; thirty-five 
(35) per centum by the state. Provided, however, that the state's 
share shall not be less than twelve hundred (1,200) dollars. 

(d) Bridges whose cost is more than five thousand (5,000) dol- 
lars and not more than ten thousand (10,000) dollars, seventy (70) 
per centum by the town, city or unincorporated place; thirty (30) 
per centum by the state. Provided, however, that the state's share 
shall not be less than seventeen hundred and fifty (1,750) dollars. 

(e) Bridges whose cost is more than ten thousand (10,000) dol- 
lars and not more than twenty thousand (20,000) dollars, seventy- 
five (75) per centum by the town, city or unincorporated place; 
twenty^five (25) per centum by the state. Provided, however, that 
the state's share shall not be less than three thousand (3,000) dol- 
lars. 

(f) Bridges whose cost is over twenty thousand (20,000) dol- 
lars, total cost less five thousand (5,000) dollars by the town, city 
or unincorporated place; five thousand (5,000) dollars by the state. 

Sect. 3. When the municipal officers of any town, city or un- Municipal officers 
incorporated place deem that a bridge must be built or rebuilt and, state highway 

.i-.-i , 1. .. . jti • commissioner for 

m then- judgment, such town, city or unincorporated place is en- state aid; board 

determine 
hether building 



titled to state aid as provided in section 2 of this act, they shall % "determine 



required, 

purpose of examining into and determining whether public con- 
venience and necessity require the building or rebuilding of said 
bridge. The said municipal officers together with the state highway 
commissioner and the member of the governor's council in whose 
district said bridge is located, shall constitute a board to determine 
the necessity of building or rebuilding said bridge. A unanimous 
decision of said board shall be necessary to confirm the request of 
the petitioners. The state highway commissioner shall appoint a 
time and place for the meeting of said board and give such notice 
thereof as he shall see fit. 



282 Chapter 155, [1921 

Tauons ?ncf ^' S^CT. 4. If the board shall decide that public convenience and 

cosS'lo be necessity require the building or rebuilding of a- bridge, it shall 
submitted by be the duty of the state highway commissioner to prepare plans 
board; com- ^ spccitications and estimates of the cost of said construction and at 
™'^pro"ceed'^Jith a subscqueut meeting of the board submit the same for approval. 
pa°nties """""' Upon approval of said plans and specifications by a majority of 
rai?e"m'oney ° ^^^^ board, the statc highway commissioner shall proceed with the 
for such work, ^york Called for by said plans and specifications as provided in sec- 
tion 9 of this act as soon as the municipality or municipalities in- 
terested shall have notified the highway commissioner in writing 
that they have raised and set aside their proportional share of the 
estimated cost of the construction. The money thus set aside or 
appropriated by any town, city or unincorporated place together 
with the state's share as provided in section 2 of this act shall con- 
stitute a joint fund which shall be apportioned and expended under 
the same laws and regulations as apply to chapter 35, Laws of 1905 
and all amendments thereto. All towns, cities or unincorporated 
places are hereby authorized and required to raise by taxation or 
otherwise such reasonable sums as may be necessary to carry out the 
provisions of this act. 
state highway Sect. 5. The State highway Commissioner shall liavc Supervision 

shall have super- of all constructiou work and no payment shall be made on account 
Iu-uc"io°n work; of any of Said work until the same has been approved by said high- 
Ws^TpTirovii; "'^ ^^^^7 commissiouer. On completion of any bridge the state liighway 
itemized state- commissioner shall render an itemized statement of the complete 

ment to l)e ^ 

furnished to cost of coiistructiou to the muuicipalitv or municipalities interested. 

municipalitv; -r c t • ttitpi • -i 

unexpended li there remain unexpended balances or the moneys raised or set 

exceedi^ng '^^^ apart by the municipality or municipalities they shall be returned 



estimate. 



to the general fund of the municipal treasury to be used as directed 
by the voters or officers of the municipality. If the cost of con- 
struction has exceeded the estimated cost, the municipality or mu- 
nicipalities interested shall forthwith on receipt of said itemized 
statement, forward their proportional shares of such additional cost 
as directed by the state highway commissioner. 
Bridges crossing Sect. 6. All the provisious of tliis act shall apply to either one 
municipalities. of the or all municipalities when a bridge is to be built or rebuilt, 
which crosses the boundary line between said municipalities. In 
such cases the municipal officers of each of said municipalities shall 
sit upon the board provided for in section 3 and all plans and speci- 
fications shall be approved by a majority of said board. The pro- 
portional parts of the costs to be borne by the municipalities under 
the provisions of section 2 of this act shall be apportioned between 
said municipalities in proportion to their last valuation, in absence 
of any legal agreement or legislative enactment in effect January 1, 
1921, regulating such division of cost. 
Bridges con- Sect. 7. All bridges within any city, town or place improved 

fund'^o hi '°'"* by the expenditure of said joint fund shall thereafter be maintained 



1921] Chapter 155. 283 

by city, town or place within which they are located at the expense ™^^j^".t?in^(i by 
of such city, town or place, and to the satisfaction of the state high- on neglect 

. . 1 . .^ ^ 1 1 11 1 . repairs to be 

way commissioner; and in case any city, town or place shall neglect made by stnte 
to make repairs ordered by the state highway commissioner, g^^eh *^°™™'^^"°"^^' 
repairs shall be made under the direction of the state highway com- 
missioner at the expense of the state, and the cost thereof plus six 
(6) per centum shall be added to the state tax for such city, town 
or place for the next year; except that assistance sliall be rendered 
as provided for highways by chapter 192, Laws of 1911. 

Sect. 8. The general supervision ; control and direction of the state commis- 
business to which this act relates shall be and hereby are committed regu*lation™^''o'' 
to the state highway commissioner, who, under the direction of thCp^p^^. ",jfgnnj°i 
governor and council, is hereby authorized and empowered to make ^'^p'"'*- 
such regulations as may be necessary to carry into effect the objects 
and provisions of this act. He shall make a biennial report to the 
governor and council of his doings under this act, embodying in 
such repoft a statement of the expenditures and such other infor- 
mation and recommendations as he may consider expedient. The 
governor and council shall transmit the report to the general court 
with such additional recommendations as they may consider expedi- 
en+. 

Sect. 9. All work of highway bridge improvement paid for out aii work to be 
of said joint funds shall be performed in accordance with specifica- sp"cmcrt1ons of 
tions provided by the state highway commissioner. Where the ^"^^^-^g ""o" " ' 
amount of the joint fund in any one instance exceeds one thousand con^rart ; ^^^^ 
dollars, the work shall be done by contract awarded to the lowest work may be 
responsible bidder, except, however, that upon representation by 
the proper authorities of any city or town that such city or town 
owns or will provide suitable and sufficient tools, utensils, and ma- 
chinery for the execution of the work in a manner satisfactory to 
the state highway commissioner, the state highway commissioner 
may, if he deems it expedient, permit such city or town to perform 
the work within its boundaries upon such terms as may be accept- 
able to the state highway commissioner. In ease proposals have 
been invited and notice of such invitation shall have been adver- 
tised in accordance with the regulations heretofore mentioned and 
no proposals are submitted, or such proposals as are submitted are, 
in the opinion of the state highway commissioner, unreasonable, he 
may, with the approval of the governor and council, authorize and 
employ an agent or agents to perform the contract upon such terms 
as shall be satisfactory to the governor and council. Any town by 
its selectmen, or city by such board as has jurisdiction over highway 
expenditures, may bid for and may execute contracts on behalf of 
such tow^n or city for bridge work under this act within its boun- 
daries. 

Sect. 10. Application for state aid on bridges, in any year, by Application for 
any municipality entitled to state aid, shall, on or before May 1 of bi^idge^'s, when to 



284 



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be ^on'lweir *°^"^^^ ^^^^^ ^® ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ to tliG State highway commissioner in 
the manner provided by regulation authorized by section 8 of this 
act ; otherwise they shall not be entitled to such state aid for sach 
year. Applications shall be considered in order of their receipt by 
the state highway commissioner and if the available money for any 
year is exhausted before all petitions are considered the remaining 
petitions shall be returned to the petitioners and said petitions shall 
be null and void. 
Commissioner Sect. 11. The State highway commissioner is hereby given au- 

™''"traver ^"'^^^'thority to close to travel any highway bridge in order to perform 
any work contemplated by this act. 

Sect. 12. All highway bridges constructed under this act shall 
have a carrying capacity of at least ten tons. 

Sect. 13. The state highway commissioner may provide at the 
request of any interested municipality any ornamentation, system 
of lighting, sidewalk, or additional width of bridge, but^the state 
shall be reimbursed for the entire cost thereof, by such municipality. 

Sect. 14. The state shall not be liable to any person or corpora- 
tion for damages arising from the construction or rebuilding, or 
improvement of any bridge built or rebuilt under the terms of this 
act. Nothing contained in this act shall be construed as affecting 
existing liability for the repair of any bridges or damages sustained 
by reason of neglect or want of repair of any bridge. 

Sect. 15. The state highway commissioner is hereby authorized 
and empowered to employ such additional aid as he may deem 
necessary to effectively carry out the work prescribed by this act and 
the payment of the same shall be from any moneys appropriated by 
the legislature for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 16. To meet the financial obligations of the state to be 
incurred under the provisions of this act there shall be appropriated 
annually to meet expenses of new construction the sum of thirty 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 17. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the payment of any sum or sums of money provided for by 
this act out of any money in the treasury. 

Sect. 18. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed and this act shall take effect at the beginning of 
the fiscal year, July 1, 1921. 



Capacity of 
bridges to be 
ten tons. 

Additional 
width, orna- 
mentation, 
lighting or 
sidewallcs may 
be provided a 
expense of 
municipality. 

State not to be 
liable for dam- 
ages arising 
from construction 
or rebuilding; 
this act not to 
affest existing 
liability for 
repair. 

Commissioner 
may employ 
additional aid. 



Annual appro- 
priation $30,000.. 



Governor 
authorized to 
draw warrant. 



Takes effect 
July 1, 1921. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapter 156. 



285 



CHAPTER 156. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE FREEING OF ELIOT TOLL, BRIDGE AND TO 
AUTHORIZE THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE AND 
MAINTAIN THAT PART LYING WITHIN THE STATE. 



Section 



Eliot bridge in Dover to be pur- 
chased and maintained as a pub- 
lic highway. 

Petition for appraisal. 

Agreement for maintenance with 
commissioner of Maine. 



Sectiok 



Appropriation of $6,000 for pur- 
chase. 

City of Dover to pay one-half. 

Permit to Portsmouth, Dover and 
York Railway. 

Takes effect when commissioner of 
Maine is similarly empowered. 



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



Section 1. The highway commissioner for the state of New ^''°* ^'y'*^^^^ ^° 

^, '' , Dover to be 

Hampshire in conjunction with the hiarhway commissioner for the purchased and 

pn/r- 1-1 n'i--i • T maintained as a 

state ot Maine, between which states a toll bridge exists known aspuwic highway. 

the Eliot Bridge, said bridge extending from Dover in said state 

of New Hampshire to South Berwick in the state of Maine, is 

hereby authorized on and in behalf of said state of New Hampshire, 

to receive a conveyance of one-half of or so much of said Eliot 

Bridge as lies within the state of New Hampshire and to maintain 

said bridge as a public highway on the same terms, and of the same 

right and liability as are provided for the maintenance of state 

highways. 

Sect. 2. If the owners of said bridge and said highway com- Petition for 
missioner of said state of New Hamiishire, and said state of Maine, ' 
cannot agree upon a fair valuation for the same, then said commis- 
sioner for New Hampshire may petition to the superior court to 
have the value of that part of said bridge, lying within said state 
of New Hampshire, ascertained and determined in the same man- 
ner as in the taking of lands for public highways, and persons and 
corporations aggrieved shall have the same right of appeal as is now 
provided in the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 3. The said highwav commissioner for the state of New Agreement for 

, . . maintenance 

Hampshire, with the approval of the governor and council, is with commissioner 
hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the highway" 
commissioner of the state of Maine, for the maintenance, repair, 
improvement and upkeep of said bridge. 

Sect. 4. That a sum, not exceeding six thousand dollars may Appropriation of 

'fifi 000 for 

be expended by said highway commissioner of the state of New purchase, 
Hampshire for the purchase of said bridge or franchise of said • 
Eliot Bridge Company ; said money, or so much thereof as may 
be necessary, to be expended under the supervision of the governor 
and his council; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 



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[1921 



City of Dover 
to pay one-half. 



Permit to Ports 
mouth, Dover and 
York Railway, 



his warrant for the payment of the same on the treasurer. The 
amount to be expended in the purchase of said franchise or bridge 
shall not exceed one-half of the total purchase price of the entire 
bridge. 

Sect. 5. And the said city of Dover shall pay to the state 
treasurer one-half of the sum paid by said highway commissioner 
for the purchase of that part of said bridge lying within the state 
of New Hampshire, said sum to be credited to the highway depart- 
ment. 

Sect. 6. Said state highway commissioner of New Hampshire 
may permit the use of such part of said bridge as will not incon- 
venience or obstruct passage on and over said bridge by the usual 
and legal traffic on and over highways, by the Portsmouth, Dover 
and York Railway on such terms as shall be equitable. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect when the highway commission 



Takes effect whe 
commission of 

^rlr empowered. *^^ *^^ ^^^^^ ^^ Maine is empowered by tliaf state to take similar 



iction. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 59, OF THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1899 RELATING TO ENCUMBRANCES AND ENCROACHMENTS 
OF HIGHWAYS. 



Section 

1. Encroachment upon highway 

deemed public nuisance. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Encroachment 
upon highway 
deemed public 
nuisance. 



Section 1. Amend section 1. chapter 59, of the session Laws of 
1899, bx inserting after the word "highway" in the second line the 
following: or if any fence, any part of wbich wHbin six feet of the 
ground is barbed wire, is erected, maintained or continued adjoin- 
ing or adjacent to any street or highway within the compact part 
of any town or within the limits of any village, precinct or city. 
And further amend said section by adding at the end thereof the 
.following, or is dangerous to public travel upon said highway, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. If 
any building, structure, or fence is erected or continued upon or 
over any highway, or if any fence, any part of which within six 
feet from the ground is barbed wire, is erected, maintained or con- 



1921] Chapter 158. 287 

tinned adjoining or adjacent to any street or highway within the 
compact part of any town or within the limits of any village, pre- 
cinct or city, it shall be deemed a public nuisance, provided, how- 
ever, that cornices or other projections upon buildings, extending 
a reasonable distance into a highway, twelve feet or more above the 
surface of the highway, shall not be considered obstructions within 
the meaning of this act ; and any person so erecting or continuing 
any building, structure, or fence, so as to interfere with, hinder, or 
obstruct the public travel, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, 
and the court may in its discretion, order such building, structure, 
or fence to be removed, if it be found that the same does so ob- 
struct or lessen the full breadth of any highway, or is dangerous 
to public travel upon said highway. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pa.^siy'^*"'* °'' 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 158. 

AN ACT RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 



Sectiox 

1. Appropriation for state aid of high- 
ways for year ending .July 1, 
1923. to be available after October 
1, 1921. 



Section 

2. Replacement of amount so used 

how and when to be made. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. So much of the sum of $125,000 appropriated at the Appropriation for 
present session for state aid of highM^ays and administration of the highways for 
highway department for the year ending July 1, 1923, as in thcjuly i" 1T23, 
judgment of the governor and council shall be deemed expedient 1^^^^'/ oltober'^ 
is hereby made available for use by the highway department at ^- ^^'■^^• 
any time after October 1, 1921, for reconstruction and maintenance 
of existing highways and the governor with the advice and consent 
of the council is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor at 
such time and for such amounts as may be necessary. 

Sect. 2. Such sum or suras as may be expended out of said ap- Replacement of 
propriation by the authority hereby conferred, shall be replaced hX^'and^ when^ 
from the receipts from the motor vehicle department on or before *° ^® '^^'^^• 
Julv 1. 1922. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. l^ssaj.^''^ "" 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



288 



Chapters 159, 160. 
CHAPTER 159. 



[1921 



Legislative 
supplies, by 
whom to be 
purchased. 



AN ACT REGULATING THE PURCHASE OF LEGISLATIVE SUPPLIES. 
Sectiox 1. Legislative supplies, bj' whom to be purchased. 

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

Section 1. Purchases of legislative supplies, including printing, 
shall be made only by the clerk of one of the legislative branches 
or the secretary of state, or upon their requisition to the purchasing 
agent. All supplies unused at the end of the session shall be deliv- 
ered into the custody of the secretary of state for the use of future 
legislatures. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 160. 

an act to PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF A SPECIAL 
STATE TAX FOR DEFICIENCIES FOR THE TEAR 1921. 



Section 


Section 


1. Deficiency of $450,000 for 1921 tn 


2. Takes efifect on passage 


be raised by special tax. 





Deficiency of 
$450,000 for 
1921 to be 
raised by 
special tax. 



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

Section 1. The sum of four hundred and fifty thousand dollars 
shall be raised for the use of the state as a special tax, for the year 
1921, to meet the requirement for a deficiency for the year ending 
June 30, 1921, and the state treasurer is hereby directed seasonably 
to issue his warrants to the selectmen of the several towns and 
places, and to the assessors of the several cities, in the state, accord- 
ing to the apportionment of the public taxes made at the January 
session of the legislature in 1921, and the selectmen of such towns 
and places and the assessors of such cities, are hereby directed to 
assess the sum specified in said warrants and cause the same to be 
paid to said treasurer on or before the first day of December 1921 ; 
and the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extent for 
all taxes which shall remain unpaid on the date above mentioned. 

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



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 161. 289 

CHAPTER 161. 

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

Section 1 Section 

1. Assessment, etc., of annual state 2. Takes effect on passage, 

tax of 11,700,000. I 

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

Section 1. The sum of seventeen hundred thousand dollars Assessment, etc., 
shall be raised for the use of the state for the year 1921, and the tax of 
sum of fifteen hundred thousand dollars shall be raised for the use '^^''^^°'°°°- 
of the state for the year 1922 and the state treasurer is hereby 
directed seasonably to issue his warrants to the selectmen of the 
several towns and places, and to the assessors of the several cities, 
in the state, according to the apportionment of the public taxes 
made at the January session of the legislature in 1921, 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 1921, and the first day of December 1922; 
and the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extent for 
all taxes which shall remain unpaid on the dates last above men- 
tioned. 

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

i o passage. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.; 



290 



Chapter 162. 



[1921 



CHAPTER 162. 

An act requiring the payment of certain moneys into the state 
treasury. 



All departments to pay monthly 

into state treasury money received 

from outside sources. 
Money so received to be available 

as general revenue; exceptions. 
Appropriations for institutions and 

departments shall be for next 

biennial period. 



Repealing clause; takes effect at 
commencement of next fiscal year. 



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



All departments 
to pay monthly 
into state 
treasury money 
received from 
outside sources. 



Money so 
received to be 
available as 
general revenue; 
exceptions. 
Appropriations 
for institutions 
and departments 
shall be for 
Hext biennial 
period. 



Repealing clause 
takes effect at 
commencement 
of next 
fiscal year. 



Section 1. All departments of state or state institutions except 
the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts 
receiving money for the state, from sources outside of the state 
treasury, shall pay the same into the state treasury monthly, with 
a full and detailed statement thereof, including the date of and the 
source from which the same was received, and the consideration 
therefor. Such accounts shall be stated in detail in the report of 
the state treasurer, but shall be stated only by properly classified 
totals, in the departmental reports. 

Sect. 2. Moneys received by the state treasurer, as provided in 
section 1, shall be available for general revenue of the state, with 
the following exceptions : moneys received by the fish and game de- 
partment, which shall be credited to the fish and game fund ; fees 
from the motor vehicle department, which, after deducting the 
amount allowed by the legislature for maintaining said department, 
shall be credited to the highway department for maintenance 
of highways; and the fees collected by the public service commis- 
sion of railroads, public utilities and owners of dams for money 
paid out by the commission to experts and assistants not in its 
regular employ, which fees shall be appropriated to reimburse the 
state for money so paid out. The full amount allowed for the main- 
tenance of each institution and department shall be appropriated by 
each legislature for the biennial period next following. 
; Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect at the beginning 
of the next fiscal vear of the state. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapter 163. 



291 



CHAPTER 163. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE STATE OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1922. 



Section 

1. Appropriation for executive depart- 
ment; secretary nf state depart- 
ment- treasury department; in- 
surance department; hank com- 
mission department; public serv- 
ice commission department; tax 
commission department ; purchas- 
ing agent's department; attorney- 
general's department; prohibitory 
law department; supreme court; 
superior court ; probate court ; 
legislature; state board of educa- 
tion; board of charities and cor- 
rection; bureau of labor; factory 
inspection ; free employment bu- 
reau; department of weights and 
measures; department of agricul 
ture; board of health department; 
laboratory of hygiene department; 
department of vital statistics; ad- 
jutant-general's department; for- 



Section 

1. — Continued 

estry department; highway de- 
partment: bounties; department 
of indexing; G. A. R. depart- 
ment ; pharmacy commission de- 
partment; state dental board; 
board of optometry; state house 
department ; state library ; .public 
library commission ; soldiers' 

home; state hospital; state indus- 
trial school; state prison; school 
for feeble-minded; state sanator- 
ium; interest charges; maturing 
bonds; military organizations; 
firemen's relief fund; New Hamp- 
shire historical society; old home 
week association ; prisoners' aid 
association; medical referees; 
commissioner of motor vehicles. 
2. Takes effect July 1, 1921. 



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



Section 1. The passage of an act entitled, "An Act requiring ^wvoF^at^'°^^J°'" 
the payment of certam moneys into the state treasury" increases ment; secretary 
the amount of this budget bill approximately $527,800, and there- ment'; treasury 
fore the suras hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid hisura^^ 'depart- 
out of the treasury of the state, for the purposes specified, for the"*""*^' ^^"^ 



fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of June, 1922, to wit : 



commission 
department; 
public service 

For the executive department, $43,600 as follows: For salary of °o™^'g^^[*?'^^^^®" 
governor, $3,000; for salarv of governor's secretary, $1,500; for commission de- 

,. " , ^or.^ _p .■, partment; pur- 

travelmg expenses, governors secretary, $300; tor council, per chasing agent's 
diem and expenses, $5,000 ; for incidentals, $250 ; for printing, at*torne"y-generars 
$350; for transportation, $700; for contingent fund, $1,500; f or llSy "ilw ''™" 
stenographer, $1,000; for emergency fund for protection of inter- ^^^P^^^^^^p^^^t . 
ests of the state, $30,000. ^K^courtT 

For the secretary of state department, $24,250 as follows: For legislature; state 
salary of the secretary, $3,500; for salary of deputy, $2,300; for education : board 
clerical expense, $2,700 ; for incidentals, $500 ; for printing report, "orrectVon? '''' 
$600; for printing blanks, $350; for express, $400; for postage, Sry insper' 
$400 ; for indexing province records, $1,200 ; for Australian ballot, pi^pfoy^e^t 
$100; for direct primary, $2,000; for copying ancient records, i^^y;e^au : depart- 
$6,000; for nrovincial records, $3,000; for corporation laws, $1,200. and measures; 

' ' - , 4^-,^ A^,- r. 11 -r-i 1 ^.department of 

For the treasury department, $15,900 as follows: For salary ot agriculture; 



292 Chapter 163. [1921 

^oard^ofg^heaith treasurer, $4,000; for salary of deputy, $2,300; for clerical ex- 
laboratory of pensc, $6,500; for incidentals, $1,700; for printine blanks, $600; 

hygiene depart- ^ \ ' ^ onn ) ^ > 

ment : department tor prUlting report, $bOO. 

adjutant-generaFs For the insurance department, $16,650 as follows : For salary of 

&stry ^depart- the commissioncr, $2,250; for salary of the deputy commissioner, 

firtmSr'*^ $1,500; for clerical expense, $2,900; for incidentals, $2,500; for 

^'artment' oi^' Pointing blanks, $2,000 ; for printing reports, $2,000 ; for enforce- 

indexing; meut of bluc sky law — for salary of the commissioner, $500 ; for 

partnient; clerical cxpcnsc, $1,200; for miscellaneous, $1,800. 

com^s^lon For the bank commission department, $19,400 as follows: For 

stTtr^d^Sai salaries of commissioners, $9,000 ; for clerical expense, $2,600 ; 

op?ometryr state ^o^' expcuses of commissiouers, $2,000 ; for incidentals, $600 ; for 

me"n?- "Itate^" printing blauks, $700 ; for printing reports, $2,500 ; for public ac- 

library; public couutaut and regulation of small loans, $2,000. 

library commis- . . .. 

sion; soldiers' FoY thc public scrvico commissiou department, $41,400 as fol- 

hospitai; state lows : For Salaries of the commissioners, $10,700; for experts, 
stfte^ prisonT''°°^ ' clerks and assistants, $17,000; for expenses of the commissioners, 
f eebTJ-mhfded ; $700; f Or incidentals and printing, $7,000 ; for lights and buoys on 
fn?e?est''chari''sT'i^l^n^ watcrs and boat inspection, $6,000. 
maturing bonds'; For the tax commissiou department, $18,600 as follows: For 

military organ- • p ^ •• a p . l 

izations; firemen's salaries of the commissioncrs, $8,000; for clerical expenses, $1,400; 
Hampshire' his- for expcuscs of Commissioners, $2,000 ; for incidentals and printing, 
oid^home^week' $4,500; for printing report, $1,000; for municipal accounting, 

association: rf.-| jnr) 

prisoners' aid as- h'-^, ' >-''-'• 

cafSrees™^^'' • ^^^ *^^^ purchasing agent's department, $11,850 as follows: For 
commissioner of salarv of agcut and clerical expense, $10,000 ; for expenses of agent, 

motor vehicles. ,„„"„?., ,,^ 'i' ' x 07 

$350; for incidentals, $1,500. 

For attorney-general's department, $30,400 as follows: For sal- 
ary of the attorney-general, $3,500 ; for salary of the assistant 
attorney-general, $3,500 ; for traveling expenses, $1,500 ; for cleri- 
cal expenses, $8,000; for incidentals, $1,000; fori supplies, $900; 
for printing blanks, $1,000; for copies of wills and records, $7,500;^ 
for legacy tax, other litigation, etc., $3,500. 

For enforcement prohibitory law department, $14,850 as follows : 
For salary of commissioner, $2,750 ; for salary of state liquor agent, 
$2,200 ; for expenses of commissioner, $1,000 ; for salaries of depu- 
ty and agents, .$4,000 ; for expenses of deputy and agents, $3,000 ; 
for clerical expense, $1,200; for incidentals, $500; for printing 
blanks, $200. 

For the supreme court, $37,775 as follows : For salaries of jus- 
tices, $30,000; for salary of clerk, $500; for salary of messenger, 
$250; for salary of state reporter, $1,800; for expenses of jus- 
tices, $850 ; for transportation of justices, $350 ; for incidentals, 
$750 ; for transportation of state reporter, $125 ; for examination 
of students, $500 ; for printing docket, $150 ; for New Hampshire- 
Law Reports, $2,500. 

For the superior court, $36,500 as follows : For salaries of jus- 



1921] Chapter 163. 293 

tices, .$30,000 ; for expenses of justices, $4,700 ; for incidentals, 
$500 ; for transportation, $1,300. 

For the probate court : For salaries of the judges, $11,300 as 
follows: For Rockingham county, $1,200; for Strafford county, 
$1.000 ; for Belknap county, $800 ; for Carroll county, $900 ; for 
Merrimack county, $1,400; for Hillsborough county, $2,000; for 
Cheshire county, $1,000 ; for Sullivan county, $800 ; for Grafton 
county, $1,200 ; for Coos county, $1,000. 

For salaries of registers of probate and deputies, $13,400 as fol- 
lows: For Rockingham county, register, $1,200; for Rockingham 
county, deputy, $700; for Strafford county, register, $1,200; for 
Belknap county, register, $800 ; for Carroll county, register, $800 ; 
for IMerrimack county, register, $1,200; for Merrimack county, 
deputy, $900; for Hillsborough county, register, $1,500; for Hills- 
borough county, deputy, $800; for Cheshire county, register, $900; 
for Sullivan county, register, $1,200; for Grafton county, register, 
$1.200 ; for Coos county, register, $1,000. 

For the legislature, $15,000 for expenses. 

•For the state board of education a sum not exceeding $875,000, 
in which sum is included the literary fund, to be allotted as follows : 

Administration: Salaries, $38,000; travel, $9,000; office ex- 
penses and incidentals, $4,000 ; printing, $6,000. 

State-wide supervision, $138,000, and such sums as may be paid 
by the school districts of the state for such supervision. 

Equalized state aid, $325,000; normal schools, $100,000, and 
such revenue as is derived from the normal schools ; mothers ' aid, 
$40,000 ; state co-operation under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes fund, $15,000. 

(In this department any balance which may be unexpended in 
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, shall be available for use the 
following year.) 

For the board of charities and correction, $6,450 as follows : 
For the salary of the secretary, $2,250; for clerical expenses, 
$2,200: for incidentals, $600; for traveling expenses, $1,200; for 
printing blanks, $200. 

For child welfare work, $6,000. 

For indigent, crippled and tuberculous children, $2,500. 

For register of the blind, $11,300. John Nesmith fund, $3,700. 

For deaf, dumb and blind, support and education, $23,000. 

For the bureau of labor, $10,050 as follows: For salary of the^ 
commissioner, $2,750; for clerical expense, $2,000; for expenses 
of arbitration, $3,000 ; for incidentals and travel, $2,000; for print- 
ing blanks, $300. 

For factory inspection, $8,400 as follows: For salary of inspec- 
tors, $4,400; for clerical expense, $1,500; for travel and inciden- 
tals, $2,000 ; for printing, $500 ; and an additional sum of $1,800 
for salaries and $1,200 for travel and incidentals is hereby appro- 



294 Chapter 163. [1921 

priated if an act "to provide for factory inspectors, one of whom 
shall be a woman" is enacted. 

For free employment bureau, $3,950 as follows : For the salary 
of assistants, $1,250 ; for clerical expense, $1,000 ; for travel and 
incidentals, $1,500 ; for printing, $200. 

For the department of weights and measures, $14,150 as follows : 
For salary of the commissioner, $2,750 ; for salaries of inspectors 
(3), $5,100; for traveling expense, $3,500; for clerical expense, 
$1,000; for incidentals, $1,000; for printing blanks, $400; for 
printing report, $400. 

For the department of agriculture, $41,600 as follows : For sal- 
ary of the commissioner, $2,750; for salary of the deputy, $1,800; 
for clerical expense, $2,200; for advisory board, $300; for inci- 
dentals, $500 ; for institutes and public meetings, $1,500 ; for feed- 
ing-stuffs inspection, $3,000 ; for fertilizer inspection, $2,500 ; for 
nursery inspection, $500; for seed inspection, $1,000; for insecti- 
cides and fungicides, $500; for resources of state publications, 
$2,500; for milk dealers' licenses, $500; for encouragement of 
sheep industry, $500 ; for apple-grading law% $250 ; for bureau of 
markets, $5,000; for New Hampshire Horticultural Society, 
$2,000; for moth suppression, $12,500; for Granite State Dairy- 
men's Association, $1,000; for New England fruit shows, $800. 

For the board of health department, $26,150 as follows: For 
salary of the secretary, $3,000 ; for clerical expense, $1,500 ; for 
incidentals, $650 ; for printing blanks, $500 ; for epidemic fund, 
$2,000; for sanitary inspection, $5,000; for engineer, $1,500; for 
purchase of antitoxin, $3,000; for venereal work (chapter 216, 
Laws of 1919), $6,000; for tuberculosis dispensaries (chapter 152, 
Laws of 1909), $2,500; for medico-legal examinations (chapter 
119, Laws of 1919), $500. 

For laboratory of hygiene department. $15,500 as follows : For 
salaries two chemists, $4,500 ; for salaries two bacteriologists, 
$2,500; salary of pathologist, $2,000; for clerks and assistants, 
$2,000 ; for incidentals, $2,500 ; for printing blanks and bulletins, 
$2,000. 

For department of vital statistics, $2,800 as follows : For clerical 
expense and incidentals, $2,800. 

For the adjutant-general's department, $73,900 as follows: For 
the salary of the adjutant-general, $3,000; for clerical expense, 
$2,500 ; for incidentals, $900 ; for printing blanks, $500 ; for print- 
ing report, .$1,000; for officers' uniforms, $2,500; for rifle ranges, 
$2,500; for state armories, $10,000; for national, or state guard, 
$50,000; for enrollment expense, $1,000. 

For the forestry department, $68,300 as follows : For the salary 
of the forester, $3,000; for field assistants, $2,200; for clerical 
expense, $4,000; for traveling expense, $1,500; for incidentals. 



1921] Chapter 163. 295 

$1,800; for printing blanks, $1,200; for district chiefs, $7,500; 
for lookout stations, $9,900; for conferences, $1,200; for preven- 
tion of fires, $3,000; for state forest nursery, $5,500; for state 
lands, $5,000; for fire expense and equipment, $7,500; for refor- 
estation, $3,000; for pine blister rust, $12,000. 

For highway department, $325,000 as follows : For state aid and 
administration, $125,000 ; for reconstruction and maintenance and 
to meet federal aid, $200,000. 

For bounties, $3,800 as follows: For hedgehogs, $3,000; for 
bears and grass hoppers, $800. 

For department of indexing, for salary, $1,200. 

For G. A. E. department, $3,950 as follows: For maintaining 
headquarters, $600 ; for printing, $300 ; for incidentals, $50 ; for 
burial of soldiers, $3,000. 

For pharmacy commission department, $1,600 as follows: For 
compensation and expenses, $650 ; for incidentals and expenses, 
$500 ; for printing blanks, $50 ; for printing report, $75 ; for en- 
forcement of law, $325. 

For state dental board, $1,000 as follows : For compensation and 
expenses, $650 ; new chairs for examinations, $350. 

For board of optometry, for compensation and expenses, $500. 

For state house department, $32,925 as follows: For salaries 
and pay roll, $14,975 ; for fuel, $7,250 ; for lights and power, 
$4,000; for water, $400; for miscellaneous, $3,000; for extra 
labor, shoveling, etc., $1,500; for telephone switch-board and oper- 
ator, $1,800. 

For state library, $17,600 as follows : For salaries, $7,100 ; for 
maintenance, $5,000 ; for books, periodicals and binding, $5,000 ; 
for bulletins, $350; for expenses of trustees, $150. 

For public library commission, $3,400 as follows : For salary of 
secretary, $1,400; for clerical expense, $500; for incidentals, $750; 
for traveling libraries, $500 ; for library distribution, $250. 

For soldiers' home, $25,000 as follows: For maintenance, 
$25,000. 

For state hospital, for maintenance, $460,000. 

For state industrial school, for maintenance, $58,500; $2,000 
for the construction of a silo at the industrial school, if in the 
opinion of the governor and council the erection of such silo is 
immediately required. 

For state prison, for maintenance, $77,000. 

For school for feeble-minded, for maintenance, $129,500. 

For state sanatorium. $62,800 as follows: For maintenance, 
$60,000 ; for sewer system, $2,000 ; for oven and equipment, $800. 

For interest charges, $87,926.48 as follows: For teachers' insti- 
tute fund, $2,388.93; for Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; for Kimball 
legacy, $270.14; for agricultural college fund, $4,800; for Hamil- 



296 



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1921 



Takes 
July 



ton Smith fund, $400 ; for Benjamin Thompson fund, $31,887.27 ; 
for state hospital bonds, $9,625; for war loan, series 1918, $22,500; 
for temporary loan, $2,500; for Piseataqua River Bridge bonds 
$12,500. 

Foi' maturing bonds, $85,000 as follows: State hospital bonds, 
$10,000 ; state highways bonds, $75,000. 

For military organizations, $300 as follows : For Amoskeag Vet- 
erans, $100; for Manchester War Veterans, $100; for Lafayette 
Artillery Company, $100. 

For firemen's relief fund, $4,000. 

For New Hampshire Historical Society, $500. 

For Old Home Week Association, $300. 

For Prisoners' Aid Association, $200. 

For medical referees, $50. 

The commissioner of motor vehicles, with the approval of the 
governor and council, is hereby authorized to expend for the main- 
tenance of his department a sum not exceeding $125,000. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect Julv 1, 1921. 



[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE STATE OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1923. 



Section 

1. Appropriation for executive depart- 
ment; secretary of state depart- 
ment; treasury department ; insur- 
ance department; bank commis- 
. sion department ; public service 
commission department; tax com- 
mission department; purchasing 
agent's department; attorney-gen- 
eral's department ; prohibitory lav? 
department ; supreme court ; su- 
perior court; probate court; leg- 
islature ; state board of education ; 
board of charities and correction ; 
bureau of labor; factory inspec- 
tion ; free employment bureau ; 
department of vs^eights and meas- 
ures ; department of agriculture ; 
board of health department; lab- 
oratory of hygiene department; 
department of vital statistics; ad- 
jutant-general's department; for- 



Section 

1. — Continued 

estry department ; highway de- 
partment; bounties; department of 
indexing ; G. A. R. department ; 
pharmacy commission department; 
state dental board ; board of op- 
tometry; state house department; 
state library; public library com- 
mission; soldiers' home; state 
hospital ; state industrial school ; 
state prison ; school for feeble- 
minded; state sanatorium; inter- 
est charges ; maturing bonds ; 
military organizations; firemen's 
relief fund; New Hampshire his- 
torical society ; old home week as- 
sociation ; prisoners' aid assosia- 
tion ; medical referees: commis- 
sioner of motor vehicles. 
2. Takes effect July 1, 1922. 



1921] Chapter 164. * 297 

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

Section 1. The passage of an act, entitled "An Act requiidng Am^^opy^atwn^^for 
the payment of certain moneys into the state treasury ' ' increases ment ; secretary 

„ , . , , 1 -I'l • 1 ^r-irr -irvrv T o^ state depart- 

the amount oi this budget bill approximately $527, bUU, and there- ment; treasury 
fore the sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be paid in^urance^ 'depart- 
out of the treasury of the state, for the purposes specified, for the "mmissfon^ 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of June, 1923, to wit : Jubii"J°^ervi'ce 

For the executive department, $43,600 as follows: For salary of <=o°l°i'ssion de- 

^ ' ^ ' '' partment; tax 

governor, $3,000; for salary of governor's secretary, $1,500; for commission de- 

° ,. ' » X honn £ ■^ partment; pur- 

travelmg expenses, governor s secretary, $300 ; tor council, per chasing agent's 
diem and expenses, $5,000; for incidentals, $250; for printing, aftorae^-gMierai's 
$350 ; for transportation, $700 ; for contingent fund, $1,500 ; for ilS-^^J^^ ^"°- 
stenographer, $1,000; for emergency fund for protection of inter- ^^^j^^^^'j^^'^^^J^^^.j . 

eStS of the state, $30,000. irobale'" court''! ' 

For the secretary of state department, $28,650 as follows: For legislature; state 
salary of the secretary, $3,500; for salary of deputy, $2,300; for education; board 
clerical expense, $2,700 ; for incidentals, $500 ; for printing report, correction? ""^ 
$600; for printing blanks, $350; for express, $400; for postage, I'^Xy iLiec-'"' 
$400 ; for indexing province records, $1,200 ; for Australian ballot, employment 
$4,500; for direct primary, $2,000; for copying ancient i"ecords, ^"^e^a^i- depart^ 
$6,000 ; for provincial records, $3,000 ; for corporation laws, $1,200'. and measm'es; 

For the treasury department, $16,500 as follows: For salary of agriculture; 
treasurer, $4,000 ; for salary of deputy, $2,300 ; for clerical ex- departmentT 
pense, $6,600; for incidentals, $1,700; 'for printing blanks, $600 ; J^^^Jene 'Lpart- 
for printing report, $800 ; for treasurer's and deputy's bonds, $500. ^"uai'^st'^'iS 

For the insurance department, $16,850 as follows: For salary ^dj^utant^generai's' 
of the commissioner, $2,250 ; for salary of the deputy commissioner, forestry depart- 

*" J. »• Til en t ' ni<^hwfl.v 

$1,500; for clerical expense, $3,100; for incidentals, $2,500; for department: 
printing blanks, $2.000 ; for printing reports, $2,000. For enforce- partment ot 
ment of blue sky law — for salary of the commissioner, $500 ; for g.*^ a!"r: de- 
clerical expense," $1,200 ; for miscellaneous, $1,800. ph!™cV 

For the bank commission department, $18,400 as follows: For eommissron 
salaries of commissioners, $9,000 ; for clerical expenses, $2,600 ; for state dental 
.expenses of commissioners, $2,000 ; for incidentals, $600 ; for print- optometry- state 
ing blanks, $700; for printing reports, $2,500; for public account- mTnT; *ltate'' 
ant and regulation of small loans. $1,000. library ' co^'mmi's- 

For the public service commission department, $41,400 as f ol- ^^^ ; 'sSe"' 
lows: For salaries of the commissioners, $10,700; for experts, i.™tai;^ sta^^^^^ 
clerks and assistants, $17,000; for expenses of the commissioners, state prison; 
$700; for incidentals and printing. $7,000; for lights and buoys feebie-mi^nded : 

• IT , 11.- x- ' A^ nnn state sanatorium; 

on inland waters and boat inspection, $b,OUU. interest charges; 

For the tax commission department, $18,600 as follows: For J^?,t^J^^/^^°^d.«' 
salaries of the commissioners, $8,000 ; for clerical expense, $1,400 ; l.^e^l^HunlrNew' 
for expenses of commissioners, $2,000 ; for incidentals and printing, J^^'^Pf^J;;^^^^.- 



298 Chapter J64. [1921 

a'^ocuuion^^*''^ $4,500; foi" printing report, $1,000; for municipal accounting, 

prisoners' aid as- $1^700. 

cai referees: For the purchasing agent's department, $12,150 as follows: For 

moto™'veh?des.°^ Salary of agent and clerical expense, $10,000; for expenses of agent, 
$350; for incidentals, $1,500; for printing report, $300. 

For the attorney-general's department, $30,900 as follows: For 
salary of the attorney-general, $3,500 ; for salary of assistant at- 
torney-general, $3,500 ; for traveling expenses, $1,500 ; for clerical 
expenses, $8,100; for incidentals, $1,000; for supplies, $900; for 
printing blanks, $1,000 ; for copies of wills and records, $7,500 ; for 
legacy tax, other litigation, etc., $3,500 ; for printing report, $400. 

For enforcement of prohibitory law department, $15,250 as fol- 
lows : For salary of commissioner, $2,750 ; for salary of state liquor 
agent, $2,200 ; for expenses of commissioner, $1,000 ; for salaries 
of deputy and agents, $4,000 ; for expenses of deputy and agents, 
$3,000 ; for clerical expense, $1,200 ; for incidentals, $500 ; for 
printing blanks, $200 ; for printing report, $400. 

For the supreme court, $37,775 as follows: For salaries of jus- 
tices, $30,000 ; for salary of clerk, $500 ; for salary of messenger, 
$250 ; for salary of state reporter, $1,800 ; for expenses of justices, 
$850; for transportation of justices, $350; for incidentals, $750; 
for transportation of state reporter, $125 ; for examinations of stu- 
dents, $500 ; for printing docket, $150 ; for New Hampshire Law 
Reports, $2,500. 

For the superior court, $36,500 as follows : For salaries of jus- 
tices, $30,000 ; for expenses of justices, $4,700 ; for incidentals, 
$500 ; for transportation, $1,300. 

For the probate court: For salaries of the judges, $11,300 as 
follows: For Rockingham county, $1,200; for Strafford county, 
$1,000 ; for Belknap county, $800 ; for Carroll county, $900 ; for 
Merrimack county, $1,400 ; for -Hillsborough county, $2,000 ; for 
Cheshire county, $1,000 ; for Sullivan county, $800; for Grafton 
county, $1,200; for Coos county, $1,000. 

For salaries of registers of probate and deputies, $13,400 as fol- 
lows: For Rockingham county, register, $1,200; for Rockingham 
county, deputy, $700; for Strafford county, register, $1,200; for 
Belknap county, register, $800 ; for Carroll county, register, $800 ; 
for Merrimack county, register, $1,200; for Merrimack county, 
deputy, $900 ; for Hillsborough county, register, $1,500 ; for Hills- 
borough county, deputy, $800 ; for Cheshire county, register, $900 ; 
for Sullivan county, register, $1,200 ; for Grafton county, register, 
$1,200; for Coos county, register, $1,000. 

For the legislature, $175,000 for expenses. 

For the state board of education a sum not exceeding $875,000, 
in which sum is included the literary fand, to be allotted as fol- 
lows : 



1921] Chapter 164. 299 

Administration: Salaries, $38,000; travel, $9,000; office ex- 
penses and incidentals, $4,000 ; printing, $6,000. 

State-wide supervision, $138,000, and such sums as may be paid 
by the school districts of the state for such supervision. 

Equalized state aid, $325,000 ; normal schools, $100,000, and such 
revenue as is derived from the normal schools; mothers' aid, 
$40,000; state co-operation under the provisions of the Smith- 
Hughes Fund, $15,000. 

For the board of charities and correction, $7,350 as follows : For 
the salary of the secretary, $2,250; for clerical expenses, $2,300; 
for incidentals, $600; for traveling expenses, $1,200; for printing 
blanks, $200; for printing report, $800. 

For child welfare work, $6,000. 

For indigent, crippled and tuberculous children, $2,500. 

For register of the blind, $11,300. John Nesmith Fund, $3,700. 

For deaf, dumb and blind, support and education, $23,000. 

For the bureau of labor, $10,950 as follows : For salary of the 
commissioner, $2,750 ; for clerical expenses, $2,000 ; for expenses of 
arbitration, $3,000 ; for incidentals and travel, $2,000 ; for printing 
blanks, $500 ; for printing report. $700. 

For factory inspection, $8,400 as follows: For salary of inspec- 
tors, $4,400 ; for clerical expense, $1,500 ; for travel and incidentals, 
$2,000; for printing, $500, and an additional sum of $1,800 for 
salaries and $1,200 for travel and incidentals is hereby appropriated 
if an act "to provide for factory inspectors, one of whom shall be a 
woman" is enacted. 

For free employment bureau, $3,950 as follows : For the salary of 
assistants. $1,250; for clerical expense, $],000; for travel and in- 
cidentals, $1,500 ; for printing, $200. 

For department of weights and measures. $14,150 as follows : For 
salary of the commissioner, $2,750; for salaries of inspectors (3), 
$5,100 ; for traveling expenses, $3.500 ; for clerical expenses, $1,000 ; 
for incidentals. $1,000 ; for printing blanks, $400 ; for printing re- 
port, $400. 

For the department of agriculture, $42,300 as follows: For sal- 
ary of the commissioner, $2,750; for salary of the deputy, $1,800; 
for clerical expense, $2.200 ; for advisory board, $300 ; for inciden- 
tals, $500; for institutes and public meetings, $1,500; for feeding- 
stuffs inspection. $3,000; for fertilizer inspection, $2,500; for nurs- 
ery inspection, $500; for seed inspection, $1,000; for insecticides 
and fungicides, $500 ; for resources of state — publications, $2,500 ; 
for milk dealers' licenses, $500; for printing report, $1,000; for 
encouragemeni of sheep industry, $500; for apple-grading law, 
$250 ; for bureau of markets, $5,000 ; for New Hampshire Horticul- 
tural Society, $2,000 ; for moth suppression, $12,500 ; for Granite 
State Dairymen's Association, $1,000; for New England fruit 
shows, $500. 



300 Chapter 164. [1921 

For board of health department, $27,350 as follows : For salary 
of the secretary, $3,000 ; for clerical expense, $1,500 ; for inciden- 
tals, $650 ; for printing blanks, $500 ; for printing report, $1,200 ; 
for epidemic fund, $2,000 ; for sanitary inspection, $5,000 ; for en- 
gineer, $1,500 ; for purchase of antitoxin, $3,000 ; for venereal work 
(chapter 216, Laws of 1919), $6,000; for tuberculosis dispensaries 
(chapter 152, Laws of 1909), $2,500; for medico-legal examinations 
(chapter 119, Laws of 1919), $500. 

For laboratory of hygiene department, $15,500 as follows: For 
salaries two chemists, $4,500; for salaries two bacteriologists, 
$2,500; salary of pathologist, $2,000; for clerks and assistants, 
$2,000 ; for incidentals, $2,500 ; for printing blanks and bulletins, 
$2,000. 

For department of vital statistics, $4,800 as follows : For clerical 
expense and incidentals, $2,800 ; for printing report, $2,000. 

For the adjutant general's department, $73,900 as follows: For 
the salary of the adjutant general, $3,000; for clerical expense, 
■ $2,500; for incidentals, $900; for printing blanks, $500; for print- 
ing rej)ort, $1,000; for officers' uniforms, $2,500; for rifle ranges, 
$2,500; for state armories, $10,000; for national or state guard, 
$50,000 ; for enrollment expense, $1,000. 

For the forestry department, $69,100 as follows : For the salary 
of the forester, $3,000 ; for field assistants, $2,200 ; for clerical ex- 
pense, $4,000 ; for traveling expense, $1,500 ; for incidentals, 
$1,800; for printing blanks, $1,200; for printing report, $800; 
for district chiefs, $7,500 ; for lookout stations, $9,900 ; for con- 
ferences, $1,200; for prevention of fires, $3,000; for state forest 
nursery, $5,500 ; for state lands, $5,000 ; for fire expense and equip- 
ment, $7,500; for reforestation, $3,000; for pine blister rust, 
$12,000. 

For the highway department, $125,000 as follows: For statvi 
aid and administration, $125,000. 

For bounties, $3,800 as follows: For hedgehogs, $3,000; for 
bears and grass hoppers, $800. 

For department of indexing, for salary, $1,200. 

For G. A. R. department, $3,950 as follows: For maintaining 
headquarters, $600; for printing, $300; for incidentals, $50; for 
burial of soldiers, $3,000. 

For pharmacy commission department, $1,600 as follows: For 
compensation and expenses, $650; for incidentals and expenses, 
$500; for printing blanks, $50; for printing report, $75; for 
enforcement of law, $325. 

For state dental board, $1,000 as follows,: For compensation and 
expenses, $650 ; for new chairs for examinations, $350. 

For board of optometry, for compensation and expenses, $500. 

For state house department, $32,925 as follows : For salaries and 
pay roll, $14,975; for fuel, $7,250; for lights and power, $4,000; 



1921] Chapter 164. 301 

for water, $400 ; for miscellaneous, $3,000 ; for extra labor, shovel- 
ing, etc., $1,500; for telephone switch-board and operator, $1,800. 

For state library, $17,700 as follows: For salaries, $7,200; for 
maintenance, $5,000 ; for books, periodicals and binding, $5,000 ; 
for bulletins, $350 ; for expenses of trustees, $150. 

For jjublic library commission, $3,500 as follows : For salary of 
secretary, $1,400 ; for clerical expense, $500; for incidentals, $850 ; 
for traveling libraries, $500 ; for library distribution, $250. 

For soldiers' home, $25,000 as follows: For maintenance, 
$25,000. 

For state hospital, for maintenance, $445,000. 

For state industrial school, for maintenance, $58,500; $28,000 
for the construction of a barn at the industrial school, if in the 
opinion of the governor and council the erection of such barn is a 
necessity. 

For state prison for maintenance, $77,000. 

For school for feeble-minded, for maintenance, $129,500. 

For state sanatorium, $71,000 as follows: For maintenance, 
$65,000; for alterations to dining-room building, $1,000; for new 
furnishings, $5,000. 

For interest charges, $98,826.48 as follows: For teachers' insti- 
tute fund, $2,388.93; for Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; for Kimball 
legacy, $270.14 ; for agricultural college fund, $4,800 ; for Hamil- 
ton Smith fund, $400 ; for Benjamin Thompson fund, $31,887.27 ; 
for state hospital bonds, $9,275 ; for war loans, series 1918, $22,- 
500; for temporary loan, $2,500; for Piscataqua River Bridge 
bonds, $23,750. 

For maturing bonds, $110,000 as follows: For state hospital 
bonds, $10,000 ; for state highway bonds, $75,000 ; for Piscataqua 
River Bridge bonds, $25,000. 

For military organizations, $300 as follows: For Amoskeag 
Veterans, $100; for ]\l'anchester War Veterans, $100; for Lafa- 
yette Artillery Company, $100. 

For firemen's relief fund, $4,000. 

For New Hampshire Historical Society, $500. 

For Old Home Week Association, $300: 

For Prisoners' Aid Association, $200. 

For medical referees, $50. 

The commissioner of motor vehicles, with the approval of the 
governor and council, is hereby authorized to expend for the main- 
tenance of his department a sum not exceeding $140,000. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1922. Juiy''if^i922. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



302 



Chapters 165, 166. 
CHAPTER 165. 



[1921 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF CERTAIN SHERIFFS. 



JECTIOX 

1. Annual salaries of sheriffs fixed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Annual salaries 
of sheriffs fixed. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 18, chapter 286 of the Public 
Statutes, as amended by chapters 8, 11 and 38 of the Laws of 
1907, chapters 59 and 134 of the Laws of 1913, chapters 62 and 80 
of the Laws of 1919, by striking out the entire section and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: Sect. 18. The annual salaries 
of the sheriffs of the several counties shall be as follows : 

In Rockingham, six hundred dollars. 
In Strafford, ten hundred dollars. 
In Belknap, eight hundred dollars. 
In Carroll, three hundred dollars. 
In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars. 
In Hillsborough, eight hundred dollars. 
In Cheshire, tive hundred dollars. 
In Sullivan, five hundred dollars. 
In Grafton, six hundred dollars. 
In Coos, eight hundred dollars. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 166. 



Appropriation 
expenses of 
constitutional 
convention. 



joint resolution providing for THE PAYMENT OF THE EXPENSES 
OF THE CONVENTION TO REVISE THE CONSTITUTION. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

for That the sum of four thousand dollars be and is hereby appro- 
priated to pay the expenses of the convention to revise the consti- 
tution and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for so 
much of said sum as may be necessary for that purpose and this 
resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved January 25, 



1921.' 



1921] Chapters 167, 168. 303 

CHAPTER 167. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP WALTER J. A. WARD AND OTHERS. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That Walter J. A. Ward, sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the sum Appropriations 
of twelve dollars and eighteen^ cents $12.18) ; William H. Knox, Waiter j. a. 
sergeant-at-arms of the senate, be allowed the sum of nine dollars 
($9.00) ; William W. Pike be allowed the sum of five dollars and 
seventy-four cents ($5.74) ; Melburn J. Dimond be allowed the 
sum of sixteen dollars and ninety-six cents ($16.96) ; Charles E. 
Wendell be allowed the sum of six dollars and thirty-five cents 
($6.35) ; Dudley F. Smith be allowed the sum of eight dollars and 
forty-eight cents ($8.48) ; William F. Aiken be allowed the sum 
of sixteen dollars and fourteen cents ($16.14) ; C. W. Spring be 
allowed the sum of seven dollars and sixteen cents ($7.16) ; Francis 
J. Callahan be allowed the sum of four dollars and ninety-three 
cents ($4.93) ; Charles H. Twombly be allowed the sum of eight 
dollars and thirty-two cents ($8.32) ; and Ralph W. Cate be al- 
lowed the sum of four dollars and seventy-five cents ($4.75), in 
full for their services at the organization of the present senate and 
house, and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same on the treasury. 

[Approved February 2, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE GIFT OF HON. ALBERT E. PILLS- 
BURY TO THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. 

Whereas, Albert E. Pillsbury of Wellesley in the county of Gift by Albert 
Norfolk and commonwealth of Massachusetts, in consideration of J';:,g^'l[nown as 
his interest in the promotion of forestry in his native state of New ^^''l\lJg yaWey 
Hampshire, has conveyed to the said State of New Hampshire the 
title to certain tracts of land in the towns of Washington and Go- 
shen in the county of Sullivan in the state of New Hampshire, to- 
gether with the buildings now standing thereon, and comprising 
fifteen parcels of forest land, the whole containing about 2.125 
acres, commonly known as ' ' Cherry Valley, ' ' with all the privileges 
and appurtenances, by a deed duly executed dated November 24, 
1920 the same to be received by the State under the provisions of 



304 Chapters 169, 170. [1921 

section 20, chapter 128, Laws of 1909, as amended by section 1, 
chapter 166, Laws of 1911 ; to be held in perpetuity as a public 
forest reservation, for any and all uses or purposes tending to the 
promotion of forestry ; now therefore 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the State gratefully accepts the gift of the said Albert E. 
Pillsbury for the uses and purposes and upon the conditions named 
in said deed. 

[Approved March 1, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 169. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES A. GALLAGITER. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Appropriation in 
favor of estate 



That the sum of two hundred dollars be paid to the estate of 
GaiSer ^' Jauics A. Gallagher, a member of the house ; that the governor be 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of the appropria- 
tion for the expense of the legislature for the 1921 session; and 
that the same be paid at once. 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 170. 

.joint RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OP 
AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-four thousand nine hundred dollars 
favor °f,. New^^g^ ^$24^gQQ^ be Eud the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose 



Appropriation in 

favor o 

Hampsh 

of Agriculture 

and Mechanic 



of paying a debt or liability of said college contracted because of 
^^t^- operating costs during the fiscal year 1919-1920, such debt or lia- 



^921] Chapter 171. 305 

bility having been approved by the governor and council under 
date of August 11, 1920. That the further sum of eighty-seven 
thousand four hundred and eighteen dollars ($87,418) be and the 
same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of aiding in the main- 
tenance of said college for the balance of the fiscal year 1920-1921. 
The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said 
sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
This resolution to take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 171. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE MEMBERS OF THE NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE STATE GUARD. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That whereas, the members of the New Hampshire State New Hampshire 
Guard, having served efficiently and faithfully during the years fo^/etahf^ceVtain 
when the state was without the protection of a national guard or- [o "be™ m-nisLd 
ganization, and who stood ready at all times to preserve law and ^f "° r^ice?*^'*^^*'^^ 
order within the boundary lines of the state, some recognition of 
that service should be made, therefore, be it 

Resolved, that the members of the said New Hampshire State 
Guard who are in service at the time of disbandment, be allowed 
to retain their clothing and such equipment as the governor and 
council, with the advice of the military board, may direct; and 
be it further 

Resolved, that the adjutant-general furnish, from the appropria- 
tion for the maintenance of the state guard a badge or button in- 
dicative of service in the state guard, to any member thereof, who 
has been honorably discharged therefrom, said member, making 
application therefor ; and be it further 

Resolved, that this joint resolution take effect at such time as 
the New Hampshire State Guard is mustered out of the service. 

[Approved March 29. 1921.] 



306' Chapters 172, 173. [1921 

CHAPTER 172. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR THE 
COMPILATION AND PREPARATION OF A DIGEST OP TPIE SUPREME COURT 
DECISIONS. 

Resolved iy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

4m'ensa\\on for That WHEREAS, in pursuance of Laws of 1913, chapter 237, a 
preparation of coiitract lias been entered into between the State of New Hamp- 
digest of shire and Crawford D. Hening for the compiling of a digest of the 

decisions. n • • p , i , t 

decisions of the supreme court ; and 

Whereas the time required for said work and the expense in- 
volved therein was underestimated by both parties ; and 

Whereas the increased cost of paper and other materials and of 
the labor entering into the said work has greatly increased since 
the making of said contract ; be it 

Resolved that it is just and equitable that upon the completion 
of said compilation an additional compensation or reimbursement 
not to exceed five thousand dollars should be made to the said 
Crawford D. Hening, and the governor is hereby authorized to pay 
such additional sum as to him shall seem fair and reasonable out of 
any moneys in the state treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 173. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GRANITE STATE DEAF MUTE MISSION. 

Resolved hij the Seriate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars annually be ap- 
propriated for the years 1921 and 1922 for the use of the Granite 
Mute Mission. g^^^g j^^^f ^^-^^^ Missiou, 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 29, 1921.] 



Appropriation in 
favor of Granite 
State Deaf 



1921] Chapters 174, 175. 307 

CHAPTER 174. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP AUD RUSSELL. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) be and the same ^^J^P^°p^i''t'°'i ^"^ 
is hereby appropriated in favor of Aud Russell to be paid to reim- ^ud Russeii. 
burse him for expenses and losses sustained by him as a result of 
his automobile being run into by a truck belonging to the state 
highway department on August 7, 1920, in the town of Andover. 

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 175. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR PERMANENT HEADQUARTERS IN THE 
STATE HOUSE FOR THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF 
THE AMERICAN LEGION. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the governor and council are hereby authorized and di- ts'^fg^ed' apa?!-'' 
rected to assign to the New Hampshire department of the Ameri- ™^^g*\^"^gg 
can Legion suitable and permanent apartments in the state house 
and to fit up the same and to furnish light and heat and care there- 
for. The governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the pur- 
pose herein specified out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



308 



Chapters 176, 177. 
CHAPTER 176. 



[1921 



Appropriation in 
favor of New 
Hampshire 
Veterans' Asso- 
ciation for 
purchases and 
repairs of 
grounds at 
Weirs. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE MAKING OF IMPROVEMENTS, 
PURCHASE OF PROPERTY AND NECESSARY REPAIRS UPON THE BUILD- 
INGS AND GROUNDS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS ' ASSOCIATION 
AT THE WEIRS FOR THE FISCAL YEARS 1921-1922 AND 1922-1923. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representative in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of five thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- 
priated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and the same 
amount for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, for the purpose 
of making improvements, purchase of property and necessary re- 
pairs upon and in addition to the buildings and grounds of the 
New Hampshire Veterans' Association at the Weirs, said appro- 
priation of five thousand dollars for each of the fiscal years named 
above to be expended by an agent appointed by the governor and 
council, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
the payment of such sums out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 177. 



Appropriation in 
favor of town of 
Richmond to 
assist in re- 
pairing highways 
and bridges. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO ASSIST THE TOWN OP RICHMOND IN PAYING A 
PART OF THE EXPENSE FOR DAMAGES INCURRED BY SEVERE STORM IN 
AUGUST, 1920. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars be and 
hereby is appropriated to assist the town of Richmond in paying 
part of the expense for damages incurred in August, 1920, by a 
storm of unprecedented severity, accompanied by a cloud-burst of 
rain, destroying beyond repair many parts of the highway in said 
town and carrying away several bridges and doing other damage to 
many of the highways in said town. The damage and loss sustained 
by said town of Richmond has amounted to more than twenty 
thousand dollars. The sum appropriated by the state shall be a 
charge upon any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



1921] Chapters 178, 179. 309 

CHAPTER 178. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATE CELEBRATION OF 
THE 300th ANNIVERSARY OP THE SETTLEMENT OP NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Whereas^ the first white settlements in New Hampshire were Three hundredth 
made at Portsmouth and Dover in 1623, and the 300th anniversary seuiemenT of ° 
thereof will occur two years hence, in 1923, and whereas the formal fommSl^n ?" '^^' 
and fitting observance of the anniversaries of important historic ^"i"^jl!ftio°y ''^ 
events stimulates and strengthens the patriotic spirit of the people, 
a commission of five members shall be appointed by His Excellency 
the Governor, with whom he shall also act as chairman ex officio, 
whose duty it shall be to provide for the proper observance of this 
great anniversary by securing, in due season, the preparation of an 
historical address adapted to the occasion by some citizen or native 
of the state well qualified for the service, to be delivered by him at 
a formal celebration, on some date in Old Home Week in 1923, and 
to arrange with the authorities of the cities of Portsmouth and 
Dover the preliminaries of such celebration. Said commission shall 
serve without compensation. 

This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 179. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION IN REGARD 
TO EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the governor with the advice and consent of the council on commission to be 
or before July 1, 1921, shall appoint a commission of five members ^-g^lfa^jj^d""' 
who shall serve without compensation and who after proper investi- of7a'^s°as \^J'^'°'^ 
gation shall report* to the next legislature their findings and recom- |™^^°4'orkmeS''*^ 
mendations in regard to a revision of laws relating to employers 'compensation, 
liability and workmen's compensation. 

In addition to the findings and recommendations of said com- 
mission, their report shall include a draft of such bill or bills as 
said commission may recommend for enactment by the legislature. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



310 Chapters 180, 181, 182. [1921 

CHAPTER 180. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OP THE WEBSTER BIRTHPLACE IN 
FRANKLIN. 

Resolved 'by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Webster Birth- That the sum of $1,000 be and is hereby appropriated for the 

place, appropria- • >. i i i • p 

tion for its repair repair 01 the house and improvement of the farm known as the 
improve e -^gj^g^gj. Birthplace and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 181. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE WIDOW OP JOE W. DANIELS. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representative in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation in That the widow of Joc W. Daiiiels, member of the senate, de- 
favor of widow ' ' 
of ex-senator ceased, 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 April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP REPAIRING SUGAR LOAF ROAD IN THE 
TOWN OP ALEXANDRIA. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation for That the sum of two hundred dollars be, and the same hereby is, 
Loaf road in appropriated for the repair of Sugar Loaf road in the town of 
Alexandria. Alexandria for the year 1921, and a like amount for the year 1922, 



1921] Chapters 183, 184. 311 

the same to be expended by the selectmen under the direction of 
the state, and said appropriation shall be a charge upon the appro- 
priation for the permanent improvement of highways made by sec- 
tion 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905; and this joint resolution shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 183. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE TIB- 
BETTS HILL ROAD IN THE TOWN OF BROOKFIELD. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Hoia^e of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be, and the same is hereby Appropriation for 
appropriated, provided the town of Brookfield appropriates a like Tibbet'ts ''mil road 
amount, for the repair and improvement of the Tibbetts Hill road ''^ srookfieid. 
in the town of Brookfield for the year 1921, and a like amount for 
the year 1922, the same to be expended under the direction of the 
commissioner of highways, and shall be a charge upon the appro- 
priation for the permanent improvement of highways made under 
section 10, chapter 35, Laws of 1905. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 184. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON. 

Resolved hy the Senate aiid House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the following amounts be and hereby are appropriated for ^''^^'" nlm^'shir ^°^ 
the New Hampshire State Prison : For special repairs, two thousand state prison. 
dollars, ($2,000) ; for repairing skylights, and new gables, three 
thousand two hundred dollars, ($3,200) ; for bricking in and com- 
pleting storehouse, three thousand one hundred dollars, ($3,100) ; 
for enlarging coal pocket, four thousand six hundred dollars, ($4,- 
600) ; for new galvanized iron hips and ridge rolls on slate roofs. 



312 Chapters 185, 186. [1921 

four hundred dollars, ($400) ; for partition wall in prison yard, 
three thousand dollars, ($3,000) ; the same to be expended by the 
trustees of the New Hampshire State Prison, and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE DEFICIT OF THE STATE INDUS- 
TRIAL SCHOOL. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

deZTof^'stTte ^'''' "^^-^"^ ^^^6 ^'^^"^^ of seven thousand dollars ($7,000) be and hereby 
industrial school, jg appropriated for the state Industrial School, to be paid out of 
the treasury for the fiscal period ending June 30, 1921, in addition 
to the amounts provided by the Laws of 1919, and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury for an 
amount not exceeding the sum hereby appropriated. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 186. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PURCHASE OF LAND AT THE STATE INDUS- 
TRIAL SCHOOL. 

Resolved ly the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 

Appropriation for That the sum of two thousaud dollars be, and the same is hereby 

l^a'^rindustriat appropriated for improvements at the state Industrial School, as 

school. follows : For the purchase of a parcel of land. The governor is 

hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 

money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



1921] Chapters 187, 188. 313 

CHAPTER 187. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



tion ir 
school 



That the following sums be and hereby are appropriated for the 4PP™Pf'g'(.\ 
school for the feeble-minded : For the purchase of the Marshall for feeWe-minded. 
Farm, twelve thousand dollars ; for repairs and furniture, two 
thousand dollars; the same to be expended under the direction of 
the trustees of the school for the feeble-minded, 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 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 188. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That there is hereby appropriated for the maintenance fund of Appropriation in 
the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts Hampshire college 
the tuitions and fees received from students of the college, and and^the^ 
the sum of $245,059 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922 ; and "'^chanic arts. 
the sum of $255,656 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, to be 
allotted as follows: For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, 
salaries, $126,039; other operating expenses, $119,020; for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, salaries, $132,120 ; other operat- 
ing expenses, $123,536. 

In aid of needy students resident in New Hampshire, the trus- 
tees shall not issue scholarships in excess of $37,500 per year, of 
which amount the trustees may use such part as they may deem 
advisable in making loans to students, which loans, together with 
interest thereon when repaid, shall become a part of the permanent 
student loan fund of the college. 

There is also appropriated for repairs and replacements for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, the sum of $22,745 ; and for the 



314 Chapter 189. [1921 

fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, the sum of $14,925; for miscel- 
laneous improvements for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, the 
sum of $8,040 ; and for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923, the 
sum of $8,900 ; for co-operative agricultural extension work under 
the provisions of the Smith-Lever Act for the fiscal year ending 
June 30, 1922, the sum of $12,801 ; and for the fiscal year ending 
Juue 30, 1923, the sum of $14,579 ; for the purchase of farm land 
to be available in the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, the sum of 
$18,000; for extension work in agriculture and home economics 
$8,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and $10,000 for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1923 ; for agricultural research work 
$5,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, and $7,000 for the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1923; for poultry breeding (chapter 
177, Laws of 1913), $4,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1922, 
and $4,000 for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1923. 

The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the 
treasury for an amount not exceeding the sums hereby appropriated. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 189. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNITED 
STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MAIN- 
TENANCE OF STREAM FLOW GAUGING STATIONS. 

Resolved hi/ the Senate a)id House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation for That the sum of thrcc thousaud dollars ($3,000) or so much 

co-operation with . 

federal govern- thereof as may be necessarv is hereby appropriated to be used and 

ment in establish- ■ , -, . '• r. ^ ^ ■,■ ■ • • i? 

ing stream flow expended Under the direction oi the public service commission tor 
gauging stations. ^^^^ p^^^pose of co-operatiug with the United States Geological Sur- 
vey in the establishment and maintenance of stream flow gauging 
stations on streams of this state for the purpose of providing the 
people of the state with information that will further industrial de- 
velopment. 

A report of the results of this work and recommendations based 
thereon, shall be made to the next legislature. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



1921] Chapters 190, 191. 315 

CHAPTER 190. 

JOINT KESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEFICIT IN THE DEPARTMENT 
OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR THE YEARS 1920-1921. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 

That the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) be ^^STn^he'' ^°' 
and hereby is appropriated for the purpose of providing for the **'**® '^°'*'''^ °^ 
deficiency for the year ending June 30, 1921 in the department of $200,000'. 
the state board of education. The governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the above mentioned sum. 

This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 191. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO CREATE A DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY EX- 
TENSION WITHIN THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the state board of education be, and hereby is, requested state board of 

? * . . . education re- 

to expend a sum not to exceed two thousand dollars tor instituting quested to 
as a part of the work of said board, a division of university ex-s'ion of university 
tension. It shall be the duty of such division of university ex- '''''''^^'<'°- 
tension to provide courses of instruction through correspondence 
or school classes (or by combination of both methods) in liberal 
arts and vocational subjects, upon such terms and under such con- 
ditions as they may deem necessary. And any sum so expended 
shall be deemed to be a charge against the appropriation for main- 
tenance of said board of education. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



316 



Chapters 192, 193. 
CHAPTER 192. 



[1921 



Appropriation for 
additional im- 
provements in 
state hospital. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR ADDITIONAL IMPROVEMENTS AT THE STATE 
HOSPITAL. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of $50,500 be, and the same is hereby appropriated 
for additional improvements at the state hospital, as follows: For 
a new bakery and equipment, $40,500; and for the renovation of 
certain wards in the Kimball, Chandler and Rum ford wings, and 
the third floor of the Bancroft building, $10,000. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 193. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE SANA- 
TORIUM. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Appropriation li 
favor of state 
sanatorium, 
$132,000. 



That the following sums amounting to one hundred and thirty- 
two thousand dollars ($132,000) be and hereby are appropriated 
for the New Hampshire State Sanatorium, to be expended in ac- 
cordance with plans and specifications to be approved by the gov- 
ernor and council ; said sums to be expended under the direction of 
the trustees of said institution, as follows : For an infirmary build- 
ing, one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) ; for a 
new boiler and setting, three thousand dollars ($3,000) ; for a new 
generator, two thousand dollars ($2,000) ; for a tunnel from the 
kitchen to the infirmary, two thousand dollars ($2,000). The state 
treasurer is hereby authorized under the direction of the governor 
and council to borrow, upon the credit of the state, such sums as 
are needed to carry out the provisions of this resolution, not to 
exceed in all the sum of one hundred thirty-two thousand dollars 

($132,000), and for that purpose may issue bonds, or notes, in the 
name of, and on behalf of the state, at the lowest rate of interest 
obtainable, in such form and such denominations and on such time 

as the governor and council may determine. Such bonds or notes 
shall be countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge 



1921] Chapter 194. 317 

of the faitli and credit of the state. The secretary of state shall 
keep an account of all such bonds or notes countersigned by the 
governor, showing the number and amount of each bond or note, 
the time of countersigning, the time when payable, and date of de- 
livery to the state treasurer. The state treasurer shall keep an ac- 
count of each bond or note, showing the number thereof, the name 
of the person to whom sold, the amount received for the same, the 
date of the sale, and the time when payable. The treasurer may 
negotiate and sell such bonds or notes in such manner as the gov- 
ernor and council may determine most advantageous to the state. 
The governor shall draw his warrant on the state treasury for the 
amounts that may be, or become, due from time to time, under the 
contracts of the trustees, approved by the governor and council, 
for the purposes aforesaid, after said bills shall have been duly ap- 
proved by the governor and council, to an amount not exceeding 
the proceeds of said bonds or notes. 

This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 194. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERSONS AFFLICTED V^TH 
TUBERCULOSIS, PARTICULARLY IN THE ADVANCED STAGES. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convetied: 

That for the treatment .of persons afflicted with tuberculosis, e,f^aging^'f?ee 
particularly in the advanced stages, and who are unable to pay the'?<'«ls *" sana- 
cost of such treatment, and for the encouragement of the establish- tuberculosis. 
ment and maintenance of sanatoria for the treatment of such per- 
sons, the state board of charities and correction be and hereby are 
authorized 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 un- 
able to pay any part of the cost of said treatment, may be admitted 
to said free beds by the authority of the secretary of the state 
board of charities and correction in accordance with the ordinary 
regulations of said sanatoria. Persons in needy circumstances, 
who, by themselves, relatives or friends, are unable to pay part of 
the cost of said treatment may be so admitted when the state board 



818 Chapters 195, 196. [1921 

of charities and correction so certify and stipulate the proportion 
the state shall assume to pay. This act shall not be construed so as 
to deprive 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 ex- 
ceeding $35,000 for each of the fiscal years ending June 30, 1922, 
and June 30, 1923, 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. 

This joint resolution shall take effect July 1, 1921. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 195. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILBUR G. COLCORD. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation in That Wilbur G. Colcord be allowed the sum of two hundred dol- 
gToIcoi?"^"'" lars ($200), and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ELLON A. S AFFORD. 

Resolved ly the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation in That Ellou A. Safford be allowed the sum of two hundred dol- 
IXrd.^ ^""'^ "^'lars ($200), and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



1921] Chapters 197, 198. 319 

CHAPTER 197. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

Besolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the state indexer of records, in addition to his other duties, ^^PP^^o'f '^Grand" 
shall perform the necessary clerical work in the department head- -^™y^j?p^ ^^^ 
quarters Grand Army of the Repubic, under the supervision of tlie salary of' state 
department officials, and the annual salary of said indexer shall be l-ecorls. ° 
eighteen hundred dollars ; twelve hundred dollars of which sura 
shall be the compensation for work performed for the state, and six 
hundred dollars for the clerical work of the Grand Army of the 
Republic, so long as such latter work may be necessary and ad- 
visable. 

This joint resolution shall take effect July 1, 1921. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 198. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPOINTING A COMMISSION FOR THE- PURPOSE Of" 
COLLECTING INFORMATION REGARDING TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORTA- 
TION OVER THE CONNECTICUT RIVER AND REPORTING SAME TO THE 
liEGISLATURE OF 1923. 

Resolved hi/ the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That whereas, there exists a question as to the advisability of ^o™"""?*^ *^ 
taking over by the State of New Hampshire and maintaining at investigate 
state expense the bridges spanning the Connecticut river, along aSlsitlon' by 
the state boundary, now, therefore, l,ridge''s'''across 

Resolved, that a committee of three be appointed by the gov- ^'°""*'°*'''''* "''®''' 
ernor, Mdth the advice and consent of the council, for the purpose 
of collecting facts and information regarding traffic and trans- 
portation over said bridges, to be reported to the 1923 legislature 
for whatever action is deemed appropriate. Said committee sliall 
serve without pay, but shall be allowed their actual and necessary 
expenses, to be approved by the governor and council. The gov- 



320 Chapters 199, 200. [1921 

ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for such sum of 
money, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 199. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE APPOINTMENT OP A BOARD OF 
PUBLICITY. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Board of pub- That the governor is hereby authorized to appoint, with the 

licity to be advice and consent of the council, a board of three members who 

appointed to ' 

advertise ^^attrac-^ gl^all scrvc as a board of publicity. Said board shall have author- 
e s a e. ^^^ to confcr with the officials of the Boston and Maine, Maine 
Central and Grand Trunk railroads and other persons interested 
for the purpose of devising means to advertise the attractions 
and resources of the state, in co-operation with the advertising 
bureaus of the railroads and others. Members of the board shall 
serve without pay. 

This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 200. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WALTER J. A. WARD, WILLIAM H. 
KNOX AND OTHERS. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation in That Walter J. A. Ward, sergeant-at-arms, and William H. 

?T wafd?"" Knox sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the sum of $391.50 each; that 

SXer"^: ^""'Harold H. Niles, chaplain, be allowed the sum of $344; that 

Frank M. Ayer, custodian, be allowed the sum of $344 ; that Guy 

S. Neal, Frank P. Collins, Horace F. Hoyt, Charles W. Buzzell, 



1921] Chapter 200. '321 

John S. Wheeler, Peter Smith, Charles E. Wendell, Michael J. 
Sullivan, Frederick W. Moore, Raymond C. Greer, Frank D. Gay, 
and Joab N. Patterson, be allowed the sum of $344 each ; that 
James S. Mansur be allowed the sum of $344; that Walter W. 
Owens be allowed the sum of $391.50; that Lizzie H. Sanborn be 
allowed the sum of $640; that Bessie A. Callaghan be allowed 
the sum of $516 ; that Irene B. White, Agnes K. Nawn, and Alice 
V. Flanders be allowed the sum of $387 each ; that William M. 
Haggett be allowed the sum of $387 ; that Charles B. Benson, 
Francis P. Callahan, Howard H. Hamlin, Keith Cousins be al- 
lowed the sum of $215 each ; that Chase S. Shaw be allowed the 
sum of $25 ; that Clarence W. Farrell be allowed the sum of $190 ; 
that Edison J. Minah be allowed the sum of $258 ; that Harrie M. 
Young and Clarence S. Forsaith, clerk of the house and senate 
respectively, and Bernard W. Carey and Bernard B. Chase, as- 
sistant clerk of the house and senate respectively, be allowed the 
sum of $200 each; that Joseph S. Matthews be allowed the sum 
of $300 ; that Marion G. Alexander be allowed the sum of $100 ; 
that Smith B. Harrington be allowed the sum of $32 ; that W. P. 
Goodman be allowed the sum of $30.98 ; that Herman C. Stache 
be allowed the sum of $30 ; that Harrie M. Young be allowed the 
sum of $5.40 for expenses ; that William H. Knox be allowed the 
sum of $11.50 for expenses; that Guy S. Neal be allowed the sum 
of $51.20; that the State House Department be allowed the sura 
of $623 ; that the New Hampshire Typewriter Company be al- 
lowed the sum of $15 ; that Bektash Temple be allowed the sum 
of $56.25 ; that the Union-Leader Publishing Company be al- 
lowed the sums of $1.45 and $17.98; that the Manchester Mirror 
Company be allowed the sum of $233.16; that the New Hamp.shire 
Patriot Company be allowed the sum of $473.11 ; that the Ports- 
mouth Times be allowed the sum of $1.72; that the Chronicle 
and Gazette Publishing Company be allowed the sum of $2.80 ; 
that the Telegraph Publishing Company, Nashua, be allowed the 
sum of $2.68 ; that the Claremont Daily Eagle be allowed the sum 
of $1.40; that George J. Foster & Company be allowed the sum 
of $9.60; that the Concord Monitor 1)c allowed the sum of $670.65; 
that the Union-Leader Publishing Company be allowed the sum of 
$567.18 ; that the Edson C. Eastman Company be allowed the 
sum of $587.15 ; that the Underwood Typewriter Company be al- 
lowed the sum of $60. 

This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1921.] 



322 



Chapter 201. 
CHAPTER 201. 



1921 



By probate 
courts. 



Rockingham. 



StrafiEord. 



NAMES CHANGED. 

From January, 1919, to January, 1921, the registers of probate 
returned to the secretary of state the followmg changes of names 
made by the probate court : 

Rockingham County — Scudder Klyce, Jr. to Stephen Downing 
Kautz; Charles Michael Koszareck to Charles Michael Connor; 
Ellen Mary Koszareck to Ellen Mary Connor; Robert Strafford 
Koszareck to Robert Strafford Connor; Helen Valois Giles to 
Helen Valois Guild; Rosie Wilson Giles to Rosie Wilson Guild; 
Albert J. Trefethen to Charles Albert Willey; Rose A. Sargent 
to Rose A. Haisch ; Helen Elizabeth Trefethen to Helen Elizabeth 
Walsh; John Leon Greeley to Karl Eugene Soukikian; Archie 
Albert Nutting to Roger Spaulding Brooks; Herbert Michael 
Parker to Herbert Michael Gibbons; Kanelle Stratakos to Kan- 
elle Leontides ; Doris Annette Logan to Doris Annette Jones ; 
Chrisanthos Athanosias Albuniotes to Chris Albuniotes Allen; 
Mildred Irene Kallock to Mildred Irene Bickford ; Kathleen Bar- 
bara Harrity to Kathleen Barbara Stillings ; Calvin William Segee 
to Calvin William Brown; Charlotte Alberta Segee to Charlotte 
Alberta Brown ; Elizabeth Wilhelmina Hayes to Elizabeth Wil- 
helmina Leavitt; Eva Ella West to Eva Ella St. John; Albert 
Frederick Downing to Albert Frederick Downing Martin; Anna 
Elizabeth Langzettel to Anna Elizabeth Walker; Frank Edward 
Langzettel to Frank Edward Walker; Maud A. Perkins to Maud 
A. Brown; Edward L. Srote to Edward L. Davis; Barbara Gray 
to Dorothea Florence Kelley ; Alfred Arcand to Alfred Vendasi ; 
Effie B. Twombly to Effie B. Page ; Ethyl May Sterling to Ethyl 
May Lynn; Jennie Lois Sterling to Jennie Lois Lynn; Marjorie 
Howe Marden to Marjorie Josephine Silbery; Madeline Virginia 
Gross to Madeline Virginia Merrill ; Eloise Thyng to Eloise Bean ; 
Alonzo J. Bragdon to Alonzo Bragdon Scott ; Viola Irene Hicks 
to Viola Irene O'Harra; Eleanor Brandolini to Eleanor Marotto; 
Palmer E. Brandolmi to Palmer E. Marotto ; Meitie E. Estabrook 
to Mertie E. Whittier; Albert Klein to Albert Shwartz. 

Strafford County — Edward Henry Cram to Edward Henry 
Gage; Henry J. Baker to Henry J. Berube ; Charles F. Tibbetts 
to Charles F. Eastman; Maurice Kivel to Maurice Bnnis Kivel; 
William Stanley Blaisdell to Willis Stanley Blaisdell; Elizabeth 
Parker to Elizabeth Cartland ; Joseph Arthur Provincil to Al- 
fred Pari ; Phillip Brennan to Philip Anthony Brandon ; Charles 
Austin Hodgdon to Charles Clark Scott ; Ernest J. Drew to Ern- 
est J. Kelley; Risdon D. Jones to Risdon Davis; Arthur Joseph 
Lachance to Arthur Joseph Caloux; Clayton Tatreau to Clayton 



1921] Chapter 201. 323 

Wilder: Leo Roland Kitchen to Leo Roland Nnte; Annie Lew to 
Annie Wong; Blanche C. Collins to Blanche Critchett. 

Belknap County— Clarence Henry Riley to Clarence Henry Belknap. 
Laelaire; Laura Edith Riley to Laura Edith Laclaire ; Edith 
Alice Riley to Lora Alice Laclaire; William Wallis Jewell to 
William C. Wallis ; David O'Shansky to David O'Shan; Flor- 
ence Ann Edgell td Edrie Louise Glidden (adpt.) ; Helen E. Mc 
Dougall to Helen E. Keniston; Philip P. Payson to Philip Rus- 
sell Payson; James Melkonian to James Milton Avery; Barbara 
May Whitcher to Majorie Irene Tuttle (adpt.) ; Hazel B. Palmer 
to Hazel Frances Warren (adpt.) ; Rose Cross Bean to Ross Olivine 
Cross; DaLsy Mary Caverly to Mary Gertrude Levoy (adpt.); 
Robert Earle Paine to Robert Earle Aldrich (adpt.) ; Dorothy 
Vachon to Dorothy Levasseur (adpt.) ; Paul Burns to Clayton 
Follansbee (adpt.) ; Kenneth Roger Croteau to Walter Fred Hall 
(adpt.) ; Raymond Stanley Shaw to Oscar Allen Tucker (adpt.) ; 
Mary Roseanna Lefebvre to Mary Roseanna Perron. 

Carroll County — Mabel Avery to ]\Iabel Granville ; Lillian Fay canoii. 
Clougli to Lillian Fay Eldridge; Viola E. Drew to Viola Etta 
Oilman ; Christina M. Heacock to Christina May Clow. 

Merrimack County — Harry F. Hayes to Harry Frank Morrill ; Merrimack. 
Walter Joseph Rice to Walter Joseph Sheehan; Fred C. Woodbury 
to Frederick Charles Woodbury ; Mildred H. Gray to Mildred H. 
Williams; Gertrude Mary Hurd to Gertrude Mary Vermette; 
Lois Webster to Lois Fadden. 

Hillsborough County — William Levine to William Baiter ; Hillsborough. 
Morris Slominsky to Maurice Sloan ; Alice Elizabeth Jones to 
Alice Elizabeth Snow; Carl Edwin Chenette to Carl Wood An- 
derson ; Carol Elizabeth Cram to Carol Elizabeth Richardson ; 
Ossian James Goodspeed to James Ossian Goodspeed; Barbara 
Crompton to Barbara Ford ; Arthur R. Johnson to Arthur R. 
Zatschka ; Stamatios Stavrou Nicolopoulos to William Cazan ; 
Mederise Rousseau to Mederise Boucher ; Henry Torkkola to 
Henry Hendrickson; Peter Konstantine Kamverogianis to Peter 
Konstantine Kamveris; Ethel Bradeen to Ethel Bixby; Mar- 
garet Batchelder Healy to Margaret Batchelder; Catherine M. 
Judkins to Catherine M. Jennings ; Josephine L. Broderick to 
Josephine Louise Pease; Clarence William O'Connor to Clarence 
William Greenie; Beatrice Cecilia Louise Laplant to Beatrice 
Cecilia Louise Preston ; Marcelle Alice Marguerite Beauchmin to 
Marcelle Marguerite Miville; Clara Hilda Boisman to Claire 
Elizabeth Lynch ; John Lowe to John Robert Stoddard ; Leo An- 
derson to Leo Rioux; Anita V. Anderson to Anita V. Laf ranee; 
Leslie Aveey to Leslie Irene Morill; Isabelle M. Gcss to Isabelle 
M. Grant; Thelma Virginya Tewksbury to Thelma Virginya La- 
Point : Edward Wilusz to Edward H. Caron ; Eva Drolet to Anita 



324 Chapter 201. [1921 

Robidas; Joseph Maiigan to Edward Joseph Monbleau; Dorothy 
Louise Johnson to Dorothy Cordelia Pickering; Dorothy Morin 
to Dorothy Eniond ; Roland George Lapoint to Roland George 
Raymond; Unknown child to Margaret Elizabeth Hardy; Gerald 
Moynihan to John Joseph Scnlly ; Peter Leo Vincent McDade to 
Leo Vincent Philbrick; Eva Catherine Ghedone to Eva Catherine 
Chandler ; Madeleine Lavoie to Madeleine Corbin ; Ralph Wil- 
fred Carter to Ralph Sidney Jackson; Bertha Jones to Bertha 
Home ; Doris Mae MacDonald to Doris Mae Parkey ; Wayne 
Corey Coburn to Wayne C. Straw ; Rose Alice Cote to Doris Rose 
Duprey; Gordon Saunders to Gordon Moore; Pearle Perry to 
Pearle Lemery; Estelle P. Goonan to Estelle Frances DeWater; 
Gladys Snell to Gladys Clara Hardy; Lucien Denis to Lucien 
Theriault ; Irene Perrault to Irene Theberge ; Elizabeth Coleman 
to Katheline Bennett Crouse; Cecil Austin to- Cecil Austin Ran- 
dall ; Howard Elmore Bullard to Frank Langford Smith ; Violet 
Fisher to Lottie May Clinton ; William Tsiokas to William 
Argeropoulos ; George Caraberis to George D. Labrie; Marie 
Yvonne Gagne to Marie Yvonne Bergeron ; Evelyn Viola Conway 
to Helen Viola Drazkowska ; Patricia Fernandez to Patricia 
Dupont; Louise McCombie to Mary Ellen Maloney; Cealo Chal- 
mers to Cealo Joseph Babineau. 

Cheshire. Cheshire County — Beryl Ilda Billings to Beryl Ilda Buckmins- 

ter ; William Newell Davis to William Newell Austin ; Rosa Jen- 
nie Cross to Rosa Jennie Jarvis; Mary Elizabeth Race to Mary 
Elizabeth Stowell; Jackson Bishop Turner to Jackson Bishop 
Austin: Eva F. VanLangendonk to Eva F. Bedaw; Joseph 
Brooks to Joseph Pasno ; Lila Brooks to Lila Pasno ; Clara Brooks 
to Clara Pasno ; Paul West to Clifford Windsor Bullock ; Charles 
Hirmon Goodale to Richard George Goodale ; Josephine M. Seaver 
to Josephine M. Newell; Inez Mae Clark to Inez Mae Russell; 
Jerry Gilbo to Jerry J. Paro; May Leora Willis to May Leora 
Hill; Frances Gale Goodwin to Frances Gale Austin; David 
Francis Freeman to David Francis Pierce; Sali Kinnanen to 
Lillian Ruth Breed; Zizo Kinnanen to Ernest Lucius Breed; 
Warren Hollis Day to Keith Brandon Day; Harry George Lang 
to Harry George Raymond; Jennie Cluda Chessman to Jennie 
Cluda Britton; May Edna Bosworth to May Edna Wheeler. 

Sullivan. Sullivan County — Bernice E. Nickerson to Bernice E. Waldron ; 

Lawrence Roy Hammer to Lawrence Roy Dodge; Florence M. 
Jarvis to Florence M. La Crosse ; Marie Louise Giguere to Marie 
Louise Greenwood; Emily May Huntley to Emily May Hill; 
Mildred J. Bedell to Mildred Mae Johnson; Agnes C. Jewell to 
Agnes C. Keating; Edgar Charles Corbin to Edgar Clement Cor- 
bin; Mildred Pauline Charron to Mildred Pauline Moran ; Ed- 
ward Francis Clarey to Edward Francis Clay ; Patricia May Wil- 



1921] Chapter 201. , 325 

son to Patricia Wilson Upham; Florence E. Colson to Florence 

B. Cnok; Dorothy Irene St. Laurent to Dorothy Irene Stone; 
Clayton Wilson to Joseph Raymond Landry ; Robert Marsh to 
Robert Allen Dole; Herbert Swan to Herbert Gardner Bemis; • 
IsabcU Alice Gear to Isabelle Alice Clement ; Cherrie M. Matthews 
to Cherrie M. Jackson ; Velma Irene Bugbee to Velma Irene Hast- 
ings; Florence E. Cook to Florence E Colson; Ellsworth B. 
Claflin to Ellsworth George Vadney. 

Grafton County — Ethel Bennett to Alopie Ethel Wescott ; Grafton. 
Myrtle I. Boynton to Myrtle Irene Ballou; Edwin B. Currier to 
Edwin B. Watts ; Earle Smith Dow to Earle Dow Smith ; Nina G. 
Downing to Nina Jennie Gordon ; Louise Diancy Noyes De Lage to 
Annie Alma Diancy Noyes DeLage ; Robert J. Franklin to Ralph 
Joseph Brown; Ellen C. Flanders to Ellen C. Haskell; Richard 
Gage to Richard Decato ; Maud W. Gerry to Maud Gerry Wise ; 
Owen Herbert Hopkins (not changed) ; Moses J. Hill to Charles 
Walter Johnson; Josephine Holt to Pollyanna Henderson; Eva 
LaFlam to Eva Wright ; John Henry Lowell to John Henry 
Lovely ; Lillian May Lowell to Lillian May Lovely ; Margaret 
Lowell to Margaret Louella Lovely ; Robert Lindsey to Norman 
Robert Lord; Richard W. Labric to Ernest John Kelley; Mar- 
garet Mary Miller to Margaret Mary Gove ; Robert Miller to 
Lloyd Arthur Plant ; Doris Pearl Nutting to Doris Woodward ; 
John W. Nutter to John W. Jarvenpaar; Emma Pinchett to 
Emma Pratt; Marion Peabody to Marion E. Decato; Edwin Dan- 
iel Prue to Edwin Daniel Rich ; Earl Packer to Earl John Pear- 
man ; Rose M. Rourke to Rose Maud Smith ; Lila G. Robinson to 
Lila G. Chamberlin ; Helen L. Slack to Helen Ina Crafts ; Sadie 

C. Stimpson to Sadie C. Emery; Mattie E. Stanton to Mattie E. 
Gardner. 

Coos County — Marion Belle Ward to Hester Marion Cutler ; coos. 
Mildred Lydia Waterman to Mildred Elizabeth Rogers ; Minnie 
Louise Brown to Margaret Louise Richards ; Susie Etta Brown to 
Ruth Arline Hammond; Edward Sanford Brown to Robert Ed- 
ward Hammond; Jessie G. CoDurn to Jessie G. Thurston; Earl 
Brooks to Odber Ford Lunn; May Louise Chambers to May Louise 
Dumond ; Edmond Charles Powers Finley to Edmond Charles 
Jewett : Agnes Gertrude Buzzell to Agnes Gertrude Hurley ; 
Thelma Agnes Miller to Beverly Persis Fisher; Josie Augustina 
to Guido Augustina; Mary Irene McKenna to Delia Shenk; Beat- 
rice M. Jean Filgate to Beatrice Mae Scott ; Francis Kermit Lyons 
to Francis Kermit Gagne; Bessie M. Annis to Bessie M. Ham- 
mend : Arthur Albert Gauthier to Albert Arthur Merchant. 



326 



Chapter 201. 



1921 



By superior 
courts. 



Rockingham. 



Belknap. 



Carroll. 



From January, 1919, to January, 1921, the registers of probate 
returned to the secretary of state the following- changes of names 
made by the superior court in divorce proceedings : 

Rockingham County — Bessie V. Hamblin to Bessie V, Oliver; 
Esther L. Swanson to Esther L. Task; Elanora L. Penny to 
Elanore L. Laneville; Ruth B. Gunn to Ruth Barnes; Belle F. 
Pickering to Belle F. Lewis; Emma M. Rivet to Emma Mary 
LaRock; Esther L. Peterson to Esther L. Schwartz; Ila G. Whit- 
ney to Ila G. Ramsdell; Eva G. Pio to Eva G. Reynolds; Mary 

C. Stewart to Mary C. King; Grace L. Marcantanna to Grace L. 
Perry; Rena B. Keith to Rena B. Roberts; Ella M. Canell to 
Ella ]\r. Leonard ; Pearl I. Schroeder to Pearl Tola Burns ; Achsa 
A. King to Achsa A. Dorsey ; Edith F. Kessler to Edith F. Breed ; 
Nettie F. Leforgeais to Nettie F. Merryman ; Violet J. Green to 
Violet J. McPheters; Mary E. Duffey to Mary E. Kelliher; Mil- 
dred E. Abbott to Mildred Estelle Bellavance ; Antoinette L. Lord 
to Antoinette Lavallee ; May L. Graham to May L. Hamel ; Flora 
M. Clegg to Flora M. Heath; Lilla May Munroe to Lilla May 
Merrill ; Edith B. Heath to Edith B. Moore ; Neva M. Bradshaw 
to Neva M. Smith. 

Strafford County— Ethel M. McNally to Ethel M. Chamberlain ; 
Christine L. Hurd to Christine L. Stokes ; Lillian Towle to Lillian 
Olsen ; Hattie Emma Allen to Hattie Emma Cook ; Viola S. 
Sehillow to Viola S. Ward ; Hazel G. Dexter to Hazel G. Gault ; 
Martha C. Kenerson to Martha C. Runnells ; Marion Leslie Per- 
kins to Marion Leslie Chesley ; Cora E. Foss to Cora E. Blaisdell; 
Yvonne F. Gadoury to Yvonne F. Lobossiere; Marilla E. Glidden 
to Marilla E. Chase ; Bessie M. Duquette to Bessie M. Corson ; 
Bridget Daley to Bridget Flanagan ; Flo«sie Libby to Flossie 
Hardwood; Stella L. Creamer to Stella L. Brown; Rose E. Fall 
to Rose E. Varney; Kate Maud Bracket to Kate Maud Perkins; 
Eva B. Volo to Eva B. Gushing ; Lucina M. Cheney to Lueina M. 
Bird ; Marion G. Bessey to Marion G. Nelson. 

Belknap County — Mina E. Adams to Mina Edgerly : Evelyn 

D. Dow to Evelyn D. Shampany; Grace ]\I. Rollins to Grace M. 
Mallard; Clara P. B. French to Clara P. Baker; Bertha L. Rider 
to Bertha L. Fowler; Laura M. Turner to Laura M. Arnold; 
Edna M. Merchant to Edna M. Abbott; Essie R. Littlefield to 
Essie Richardson; Gertrude M. Baker to Gertrude M. Hull; 
Clover V. Evans to Clover V. Devino ; Eliza A. Paul to Eliza A. 
Higgins ; Elizabeth A. Buckley to Elizabeth A. Messer ; Albertine 
D. Cliase to Albertine D. Boulay ; Bertha F. Dinsfriend to Bertha 
F. Ayer; Katherine G. Ellison to Katherine A. Gihnan; Martha 
J. Clark to Martha J. Bailey. 

Carroll County— Elva I. Eldridge to Elva I. Nason ; Orabell 
A. Thurston to Orabell A. Pascoe; Pearl G. Randall to Pearl 



1921] ^ Chapter 201. 327 

Mooney; Bessie M. Paradis to Bessie M. Chase; Annie L. Nutter 
to Annie L. Hasty ; Minnie Fogg to Minnie Diniiek ; Beulah M. 
Ingalls to Beulah M. Thurston. 

MerrimacU County — Delvina Hilliard to Delvina L 'Heureux ; Merrimack. 
Isadora I. Sennott to Isadora I. Harrington; Mildred Brino to 
Mildred Louise Foss ; Flora P. Chase to Flora P. Davis ; Beatrice 
A. McDonough to Beatrice A. Tripp ; Hattie R. Hanlon to Hattie 
R. Williamson ; Melvina Mae Fenton to Melvina Mae Noe ; Alice 
C. Ricker to Alice C. Scott ; Eliza S. Buzzell to Eliza S. Dearborn ; 
Nellie R. McGinnis to Nellie R. Nickerson; Myra L. Drown to 
Myra L. Bean ; Ethel M. Brockway to Ethel N. Thompson ; Cath- 
erine E. Wadleigh to Catherine E. Day; Mildred D. Gilbert to 
Mildred D. Maxham; Mary R. Demars to Mary R. McPhillips: 
Violet E. Parent to Violet E. Freeman. 

Hillsborougli County — Clara 0. Greene to Clara Oella Smith ; HiUsborough. 
Grace M. Freeman to Grace M. Jones; Janet Hutchins to Janet 
Plummer; Ada E. Ingerson to Ada E. Butterfield; Euphrosyne P. 
Couture to Euphrosyne P. Carvelle ; Alice Leila 'Donnell to 
Alice Leila Briggs ; Alma P. Meisel to Alma P. Gemeinhardt ; 
Mary Matteau to Mary Marcotte ; Julia Burrell to Julia Wood- 
ard ; Alice Van Overloop to Alice DeWaele ; Rose Landry to Rose 
Cheltry; Madeline McNelly to Madeline Burns; Eva T. Clough 
to Eva Thompson ; Edwidge M. Tousignant to Edwidge ]\I. Gau- 
thier ; Gertrude G. Whitmore to Gertrude N. Gordon ; Doris 
Desmarais to Doris Saunders ; Zena M. Artz to Zena M. Mclndoe ; 
Delina Champagne to Delina Duquette ; Nora Kempton Truesdale 
to Nora Kempton ; Mary E. Stockdale to Mary E. Waldron ; Anna 
Papanieolou to Anna Tsaknake; Stavroula Vitkos to Stavroula 
Papamichael ; Olga Perry to Olga Gossler ; Bessie A. Wicks to 
Bessie A. Glidden; Ida E. Miller to Ida E. Walton; Susan Sulli- 
van to Susan Smith ; Ava D. Green to Ava Dolores Kendall ; 
Louise M. Hannahan to Louise M. Emerson ; There?a E. Dutrizac 
to Theresa Elizabeth Cummings ; Theodora Ramantzas to 
Theodora Harisis ; Gara May Anderson to Gara May 
Pierce ; Nathalie Hoyt to Nathalie Thompson ; Julia Lamper 
to Julia Hamel : Hazel Piplar to Hazel Harmon ; Nellie A. Au- 
clair to Nellie A. Shea; Mary Ricker Kimball to Mary E. Ricker; 
Annie E. Mills to Annie Eliza Wright ; Susie M. Ripley to Susie 
M. Flanders; Adele Patterson to Adele Marier; Margaret E. 
Blood to Margaret E. Lindsey; Annie Russell to Annie Cronin; 
Venetia J. Bellmore to Venetia J. INIartin ; Gertrude E. Hoyt to 
Gertrude E. Van Vliet; Lillian E. Kenney to Lillian E. Hoyt; 
Anna M. Pherson to Annie May Finley ; Frances B. Hobbs to 
Frances Warren Burroughs; Luella Crosby to Luella Giddings; 
Emily Meta Hall to Emily Meta Dierig; Heraclia Apostolou to 
Heraclia Bella; Laurea Paquin to Laurea Henriette Gariepy; 



328 Chapter 201. . [1921 

Elsie y. Corliss to Elsie V. Parsons ; Ruth 0. Seavey to Ruth 0. 
Garland ; IMarie Bourgeault to Marie Thibaudean ; Melvina Fuller 
to Melvma Tracy; Evelyn Blanche Welcome to Evelyn Blanche 
Eustis; Winifred Catherine Cunningham to Winifred Catherine 
MePherson; Mae Colburn to Mae Allen; Etta A. Patch to Etta 
A. Wheeler; Hannah E. Martel to Hannah Elizabeth Travers. 

Cheshire. Cheshire County — Clarisse S. Wright to Clarrisse S. Johnson : 

Ara G. Bingham to Ara G. Smith ; Ida M. Eaton to Ida M. Thomp- 
son ; Dora L. Wood to Dora L. Bruno ; Elsie Symonds to Elsie 
Manning; Blanche L. Ackley to Blanche L. Marchant; Hazel G. 
Bunker to Hazel G. Godfrey. 

Sullivan. Sullivau Couuty — Florence M. Jarvis to Florence M. LaCrosse ; 

Marie Louise Giguere to Marie Louise Greenwood; Emily May 
Huntley to Emily May Hill; Mildred J. Bedell to Mildred Mae 
Johnson ; Flossie A. Campbell to Florence A. Hutchinson ; Ruth 
H. Carr to Ruth Hunt; Marion Marie Cushion to Marion Marie 
Greenwood; Harriette E. Plumb to Harriette Elizabeth Ayers; 
Laura Amelia Liberty to Laura A. Hurd; Dorothy M. Lynch to 
Dorothy M. Glasson ; Nancy Agnes Brown to Nancy Agnes Jones ; 
Lucy Laurette Jeanette Bowker to Lucy Laurette Jeanette Buck- 
man ; Eva Angle Bechard to Eva Angie Morse : Hazel May Ord- 
way to Hazel May Roundy ; Rose May Rowell to Rose May LeClair ; 
Gladys Rosalie Rugg to Gladys Rosalie Stone ; Mabel A. Norris to 
Mabel A. Winn ; Elizabeth M. Quimby to Elizabeth M. Philbrick ; 
Eva B. Bugbee to Eva B. Nevers; Nona Jessie Ring to Nona Jessie 
Hurd ; Katie A. Cutts to Katie A. Wardwell ; Nellie Olga Marks 
to Nella Olga Simonds ; Florence L. Slack to Florence L. Mahew ; 
Jennie F. Ryan to Jennie F. Porter. 

Grafton. Graftou Couuty— Daisy M. Mitchell to Daisy M. Tobey; Ger- 

trude Champagne to Gertrude Elliott ; Maggie M. Smith to Maggie 
M. Currier ; Annie B. Kentfield to Annie B. Fuller ; Harriet V. 
Laro to Harriet V. Canfield ; Annie M. L. Robinson to Annie M. L. 
Stewart ; Gertrude Niekerson to Gertrude M. Spurlin ; Mary A. 
Lashua to Mary A. Hadley ; Mabel R. Watkins to Mabel R. Fickett ; 
Iva ]M. Page to Iva M. Sanborn ; Mary Rose DeLarge to Mary Rose 
Sears ; Lexie E. McDonald to Lexie E. Shores ; Fannie C. Fleck 
to Fannie C. Whitman ; Alice G. Gushing to Alice Pauline Gould ; 
Bernice Cadarette to Bernice Fitzgerald; Helen D. Currier to 
Helen D. Richardson ; Nettie L. Morris to Nettie L. Hart. 

Coos. Coiis County — Ethel A. Palmer to Ethel A. Newton ; Elizabeth 

P. Kelley to Elizabeth Parks : Myrtle M. Colby to Myrtle M. Simp- 
son ; Inez Scott to Inez Brown. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 202. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A DEPART^JENT OF HIGHWAYS FOR THE CITY OF 
MANCHESTER.* 



1. Definition of terms used in this act. 

2. Department of highways established 

for Manchester; commissioners of 
highways how to be chosen ; term 
of office; salaries; who ineligible 
to office. 

3. Removal of commissioners. 

4. Organization of department; sur- 



Surveyor, powers and duties: per- 
mit to open or excavate highways; 
contracts for highway work; bud- 
get for highway maintenance; ap- 
pointment of superintendent of 
highways, of sewers, of street 
cleaning; schedule of grades of 
emplovees. 



veyor how appointed and compen- 6. Department of public works abol- 

sation ; meetings. ished. 

I 7. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

I passage. 

Be it enacted hij t^'e Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 



Section 1. (a) The term department as used in this act shall Definition of 

terms u; 
this act. 



mean the department of highways hereby established. **■'''"" "^'"'^ 



(b) The term commissioners as used in this act shall mean tlie 
board of highway commissioners hereby created and the term sur- 
veyor as used in this act shall mean the surveyor of the department 
of highways. 

(c) The term highway shall mean and include all public ave- 
nues, streets, roads, thoroughfares, lanes, alley's, back streets, walks, 
sidewalks, bridges and culverts. 

(d) The term sewers shall mean and include all public sewers 
and drains, separate sewerage systems, combined sewerage systems 
and storm water drainage systems. 

(e) The term street cleaning shall mean and include the clean- 
ing, sweeping, washing and flushing of' highways, the collecting, 
removing and disposing of all garbage, ashes, refuse, waste, rub- 
bish, snow and ice (dead animals excepted). 

(f). The term city yard shall mean and include all yards and 
premises, the property of the city used by the department in carry- 
ing on the liusiness contemplated under this act with all struc- 



3ee inira, chapter 273. 



330 



Chapter 202. 



[1921 



Department of 
highways 
established for 
Manchester; 
commissioners 
of hifrhways 
how to be 
chosen : term of 
office; salaries; 
who ineligible to 
office. 



Removal of 
commissioners. 



Organization of 
department; 
surveyor how 
appointed and 
compensation; 
meetings. 



Surveyor, 
powers and 
duties; permit 
to open or 
excavate high- 



tures, plants, appliances and buildings that are or may be con- 
structed, established or erected thereon. 

(g) The term public utility shall include every corporation 
company, association, joint stock association, partnership and per- 
son, their assignees, lessees, trustees or receivers appointed by any 
court whatsoever, owning, operating or managing any plant or 
equipment or any part of the same for the conveyance of persons 
or property for a compensation; for the transmission of telephone 
or telegraph messages ; for the manufacture or furnishing of light, 
heat or power for the public. 

Sect. 2. A department of highways for the city of Manchester 
is hereby established and upon the passage of this act the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint three 
citizens of Manchester who shall be commissioners of highways, and 
who shall hold office for a term of one year from the date of their 
appointment; and m the month of January, 1922, the board of 
aldermen of Manchester shall elect three citizens of Manchester 
who shall be commissioners of highways, one of whom shall hold 
office for a term of two years, one for four years and one for six 
years from the date of the expiration of the term of the highway 
commissioners appointed by the governor and council, and bien- 
nially thereafter, in the month of January, the board of aldermen 
shall elect one commissioner who shall take the place of the one 
whose term expires and who shall hold office for a term of six years ; 
said commissioners vshall be paid a salary of two hundred dollars 
per year in full for all services rendered, except the chairman who 
shall be paid a salary of two hundred fifty dollars per year in full 
for all services rendered. No member of the present board of mayor 
and aldermen shall be appointed to the board of commissioners. 

Sect. 3. The governor, wdth the advice and consent of the coun- 
cil, shall have full power to remove any commissioner appointed by 
him, when he shall deem it expedient and the board of aldermen 
shall have like power of removal of any commissioner appointed by 
them. 

Sect. 4. Immediately after their appointment, said commis- 
sioners shall organize, choosing one of their number as clerk, and 
they shall then appoint a competent person, preferably a civil en- 
gineer, to be surveyor of the department and to hold office during 
the pleasure of the board of highway commissioners, and said com- 
missioners shall fix his compensation. The commissioners shall 
determine and fix a minimum and maximum scale of wages for 
each grade or relative position (hereinafter provided for). They 
shall hold one meeting each month, on a day to be fixed by them- 
selves, and the chairman may call a special meeting at any time. 

Sect. 5. The surveyor shall have full charge, supervision, man- 
agement and control of the building, constructing, repairing and 
maintaining of all highways and sewers, the developing, improving, 



1921] Chapter 202. . 331 

and maintaining of city yards, and the maintaining and carrying 



ways ; contracts 
for highway 



on of street cleaning; he shall have the expenditure of all appro- work: budget for 



highway main- 



priations which the board of mayor and aldermen shall from yeartenance; 
to year vote for such purposes (with the approval of the commis- .Tpe°rrnSent* 
sioners and the mayor) and all bills and payrolls for expenditures "e„!gfs'''^fg^t'j.e°t 
from the appropriations voted from year to vear by said board of '''t^"'T= . 

J , , „ , • 1 ,,', ' -^ -, , , schedule of grades 

mayor and aldermen for such purposes shall be certified to by the "f employees. 
surveyor and approved by the cominissioners before the same are 
paid by the city treasurer. The surveyor shall have the authority and 
power to regulate the traffic and travel upon, the placing of en- 
cumbrances in, and the opening and excavating in the highways 
of said city; he shall further have the power to regulate the con- 
struction and maintenance in, over, under and along the highways 
of said city of all wires, pipes, poles and all other structures (ex- 
cepting electric signs) and including the moving of buildings be- 
longing to individuals, firms, corporations, or public utilities, which 
are permitted by vote of the board of mayor and aldermen to be 
placed in, over, under, along or moved through said highways ; he 
shall have the power to remove any tree in any highway if in his 
judgment it is necessary in the construction or maintenance of said 
highway. No individual, firm, corporation or public utility shall 
open or excavate any highway unless first having obtained a per- 
mit therefor from the department. The surveyor is hereby author- 
ized to provide for the furnishing and delivering of supplies and 
the performance of any work contemplated in this act by contract 
and in so doing to call for proposals for furnishing and delivering 
such supplies or doing such work and to make a contract therefor 
in the name and behalf of said city (provided such contract shall 
first be approved by the commissioners) and the party to whom the 
contract is awarded shall furnish proper surety for the faithful per- 
formance of said contract provided Jioicever, that in the employ- 
ment of labor, citizens of Manchester shall be given preference, and 
in making of contracts such preference shall be stipulated for when 
practicable ; said surveyor shall annually on or before the fifteenth 
day of January prepare and transmit to the commissioners and the 
board of maj^or and aldermen an estimate of the appropriation re- 
quired for the maintenance of city yards and st-'cet cleaning, for 
the construction, repairing and maintaining of highways and sewers 
in said city for the ensuing year and he shall make a report to said 
board of mayor and aldermen of the doings of the department for 
the year ending with the December draft of each year. The sur- 
veyor shall with the advice and consent of the commi<^sioners have 
full charge and control of the engineers department and shall have 
in charge the performance of all duties heretofore pertaining to 
the office of an engineer ; he may appoint with the advice and con- 
sent of the commissioners one competent person to act as superin- 
tendent of highM^ays, one competent person to act as superintendent 



332 



Chapter 203. 



1921 



of sewers and one competent person to act as superintendent of 
street cleaning; he shall with advice and consent of the commis- 
sioners establish a schedule of grades or relative positions to in- 
clude all superintendents, subordinate officers, agents, clerks and 
all other persons who are employed or may be employed in carrying 
on the work contemplated under this act, and he shall for the 
carrying out of the purposes of this act have all the powers now by 
law vested in the board of public works, or department of public 
works and the various city departments and officials of said city 
now having control of the matters covered by this act and he shall 
have the authority to appoint or hire, to dismiss or discharge such 
superintendents, subordinate officers, agents, clerks and other per- 
sons as he may deem expedient. 

Sect. 6. The department of public works for the city of Man- 
chester is hereby abolished, and the act creating the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Repealing clause; Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
il^ssagl.*^*""' °'' are hereby repealed, except that no provision of this act shall be 
construed to repeal any of the powers of the mayor of said city ex- 
cept as the same relates to the appointment of commissioners, and 
this act shall take effect on its 



Department nf 
public works 
abolished. 



[Approved January 27, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE ACTION OF TOWN MEETING IN HAMPTON ON 
DECEMBER 20, 1920. 



Section 

1. Acts of special, town meeting of 
Hampton confirmed : authority 
granted to issue bonds. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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



Acts of special SECTION 1. The acts and doings of the town of Hampton at a 

nrmpt'^r'con-"^ special town meeting held on December 20, 1920, are hereby con- 
Sed to TJsu?'' firmed ; and the authority of said town to issue its bonds in an 
bonds. amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, payable twenty- 

five years after date, bearing interest at the rate not exceeding 
five per cent, per annum and callable at the option of the town 



1921] Chapter 204. 333 

after two years from date at par and accrued interest, in accordance 
with votes adopted at said meeting, is hereby ratified and confirmed. 
Said town is authorized to issue additional bonds for purposes de- 
fined in chapter 270 of the Laws of 1919 in such amounts and pay- 
able at such time or times and at such rates of interest as may be 
fixed therefor, said bonds to be authorized, executed and issued in 
the manner provided by section 6 of said chapter. The bonds 
specified in this section shall not be included in any existing debt 
limit, and shall not be issued at any time in excess of five per cent, 
of the tax valuation of said town. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Tas^slV^^*'* °° 

[Approved February 3, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 204. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF LEBANON TO ISSUE 
BONDS. 

Section j Skotion 

1. High school district of Lelsanon au- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

thorized to issue bonds. | 

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

Section 1. The high school district of the town of Lebanon is High school 

.... • T 1 -I • -, ■ district of 

authorized to incur indebtedness in an amount not exceeding one Lebanon 
hundred fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of construction and i's'^ue°'bonds.° 
equipment of school buildings; said amount to be in addition to 
the amount already authorized. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. passage ^^'^^ *"" 



[Approved February 3, 1921.] 



334 



Chapters 205, 206. 
CHAPTER 205. 



[1921 



AN ACT TO ANNEX CERTAIN LAND TO UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 
ONE, TILTON. 



Section 

1. Certain land annexed to Tilton Un- 
ion school district Xo. 1. 



Repealing clause: takes effect on 
passage. 



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



Section 1, Certain land situated in the town of Northfield, be- 



Certain land 
annexed to Tilton 

district ^No?°i. ^^^ *^® tYSiQi convcyed by Nancy C. Oilman to Annie E. Sager by 
deed recorded in Merrimack county registry of deeds, book 299, 
page 241, and heretofore annexed for school purposes to the town 
school district of Northfield, is hereby set off from said town school 
district and annexed for school purposes to union school district 
number one of said Tilton and Northfield. 
?ak'eT'effect*'on'^''' Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
passage. ^rc hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved February 3, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICT OP THE TOWN OF NEWINGTON 
TO EXCEED ITS LIMIT OF BONDED INDEBTEDNESS AS FIXED BY CHAPTER 
129 OF THE LAWS OF 1917. 



Seottov 

1. Newington school district authorized 
to increase its bonded indebted- 
ness. 



Skotion 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Newington school 
district author- 
ized to increase 
its bonded in- 
debtedness. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The school district of the town of Newington is 
hereby authorized to incur indebtedness in an amount not exceeding 
twenty-two thousand five hundred dollars, including the amount 
authorized by chapter 129, Laws of 1917, for the purpose of the 
construction and equipment of school buildings. 

Sect. 2. This act takes effect on its passage. 

[Approved February S, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 207. 335 

CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT TO RATIFY AND CONFIRM THE INCORPORATION OF CONTOOCOOK 
VALLEY PAPER COMPANY. 



Section' 

1. Incorporation of Contoocook Vallej' 
Paper Company confirmed. 



•TlOX 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Seixite and House of Reprcsoitatives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. Whereas Contoocook Valley Paper Company, a incorporation of 

■vT TT 1 • • • T ' T • r> ' Contoocook 

New Hampshire corporation, was organized under articles of agree- vaiiey Paper 
meiit duly recorded in the office of the secretary of state, May 23, coiifirnfe^. 
1872, and in the office of the town clerk of Henniker, on May 24, 
1872, and was re-organized under new articles of agreement dated 
June 28, 1880, and the original of said articles of agreement of 
June 28, 1880, was recorded in the records of the clerk of said 
corporation, but so far as shown by the records was not recorded 
in the office of the secretary of state or the town clerk of Henniker, 
and whereas said corporation has been since its original incorpora- 
tion in 1872, and now is, engaged in business in Henniker under 
said name of Contoocook Valley Paper Company, said Contoocook 
Valley Paper Company is hereby authorized to record a copy of 
its articles of agreement dated June 28, 1880, certified by the clerk 
of said corporation, with the secretary of state and with the town 
clerk of Henniker, and thereupon the incorporation of said com- 
pany in accordance with the terms of said articles of agreement of 
June 28, 1880, shall be in all respects ratified, confirmed and ap- 
proved, and all acts of said corporation from June 28, 1880, to the 
date of said recording shall be, and hereby are, validated and con- 
firmed in so far as affected by failure to record its articles of agree- 
ment with said secretary of state and said town clerk of Henniker, 
as aforesaid. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jatsage!*^""* °'' 

[Approved February 8, 1921.] 



336 



Chapters 208, 209. 



1921 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ACTS AND PROCEEDINGS OP TPIE ANNUAL TOWN 
MEETING OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD. 



Section" 

1. Acts of Stratford annual town meet- 
ing of March 9, 192U legalized. 



SirCTiON" 

2. Takes efifect on passage. 



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



Section 1. All acts and proceedings of the annual town meet- 



Acts of Stratford 
annual town 

meeting of March jng of the town of Stratfoi'd held March 9, 1920, including all votes 

9 1920 leffcilizcd. 7 J c:) 

' relating to the issue of seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) of water 
bonds, are hereby ratified, legalized and confirmed. 
pa^^say*^*"' °" ^^^'^^ ^- "^^i^ ^^* ^^^^^^ ^^^^ e^QQt upon its passage. 



[Approved February 16, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 209. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OF A SCHOOL MEETING OF THE 
SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF GREENLAND. 



Section" 

1. Proceedings 



of Greenland 
legalized. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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



Proceedings of 
Greenland school 
meeting 
legalized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The proceedings of the regular school meeting of the 
school district of the town of Greenland holden in said town on the 
sixteenth day of April, 1920, authorizing the construction of new 
school buildings iii said district and appropriating and raising 
money therefor by the issuance of bonds of said school district are 
hereby ratified, confirmed, legalized and made valid in all respects. 
Any and all bonds issued pursuant to said proceedings shall be 
valid and binding obligations of said school district. 

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



[Approved February 17, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapter 210. 



337 



CHAPTER 210. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY OF COOS TO ISSUE BONDS. 



1. Commissioners of county of Coos 

may issue bonds to amount of 
$50,000 when authorized by 
county convention. 

2. Bonds how to be executed and 

what to contain. 



3. Rights of bona fide holders; an- 

nual taxation to meet obligation ; 
exemption of bonds from taxation, 

4. Temporary loan authorized. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. When so authorized by the county convention, the Commissioners of 
county commissioners of Coos county may issue for and in behalfmay issue bonds 
of said county serial coupon bonds to an amount not exeeeding|°5o^ooo^°4hen au- 
fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), for the purpose of funding a like ty^'tonvent^on'"'''''' 
amount of outstanding floating indebtedness now or formerly rep- 
rese;ited by two notes of $25,000 each, due January 6, 1921, and 
February 6, 1921, respectively, and drawn to the order of Amos- 
keag Savings Bank, Manchester, N. H. and any refundings or re- 
newals of all or any portion thereof heretofore or hereafter made, 
and to reimburse the county treasury for any funds advanced 
therefrom temporarily to pay any portion of said floating indebt- 
edness, pending the receipt of proceeds of bonds or notes author- 
ized by this act. Said bonds shall be payable to bearer, shall 
be dated April 1, 1921, shall be in the denomination of one thousand 
dollars ($1,000) each, shall mature five thousand dollars ($5,000) 
on the first day of December of each of the years 1922 to 1931 
inclusive, shall bear on face interest at a rate not exceeding five 
(5) per cent, per annum payable December 1, 1921, and semi- 
annually thereafter, and shall bear the county seal. 

Sect. 2. Each bond shall be designated Coos County Fund Bonds how to be 
ing Bond, shall be signed by the county commissioners or by a to contain, 
majority thereof, countersigped by the county treasurer, and bear 
on face a certificate of registration signed by the clerk of the supe- 
rior court of said county. The coupons annexed shall bear the 
facsimile signature of the county treasurer. Said county commis- 
sioners may sell at less than par or at not less than par said bonds . 
at public sale after publication of notice at least once each 
week for three successive weeks, the first publication being at least 
twenty-one days before the time of opening of bids, reserving, 
however, the right to reject any and all bids, and may sell at 
private sale all or any of said bonds not thus sold, at less than par 
or at not less than par. Other particulars as to the form, issuance 
and sale of said bonds not fixed herein or by vote of the commis- 
sioners may be determined by the county treasurer. 



338 



Chapter 210. 



1921 



Sect. 3. Bonds and notes herein authorized purporting on 



bonds from taxa 
tion. 



Temporary loan 
authorized. 



Rights of bona 
fide holders; i. 

nuai taxation to face to be issued by virtue and in pursuance of this act, shall, in 
exemption of ' favor of honci fide holders be conclusively presumed to have been 
authorized and issued in accordance with provisions herein con- 
tained ; and no holder thereof shall be obliged to see to the appli- 
cation of the proceeds. The county shall annually raise by taxa- 
tion a sum sufficient to pay the amounts of principal and interest of 
said bonds payable each year. Each bond and note issued under 
authority of this act shall be exempt from taxation imposed by 
New Hampshire laws. 

Sect. 4. The county commissioners may in the name of the 
county make a temporary loan for a period of not more than one 
year in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of 
such bonds and may issue notes therefor, the proceeds of said 
notes to be applied to the payment of said floating indebtedness 
specified in section one herein, may renew or refund such notes 
from time to time by an issue of new notes maturing within said 
period fixed for said temporary borrowing, provided that the 
period from the date of issue of the original anticipatory note and 
the date of maturity of such renewal or refunding notes shall be 
not more than one year, and provided, also, that the period within 
which said bonds shall become due and payable shall not be ex- 
tended, by reason of the making of such temporary loan, beyond 
the time fixed by section one of this act. Said notes may be in 
such form, may bear interest at such rate, or may be sold at such 
discount, as the county commissioners and the county treasurer 
may deem proper, discount to be treated as interest paid in ad- 
vance. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved February 17, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 211. 339 

CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER 
MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 

Section I Section- 

1. Charter of Exeter manufacturing ■ 2. Title to property ratified, 

company amended. . 3. Takes effect on passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Ecprcscniativcs in 
General Court convened.- 

Section 1. Section 2 of an act approved June 26, 1827, en-^^^^'tf^ of Exeter 

.,,,., . -vTi-^ manufacturing 

titled An Act to incorporate Nathaniel Oilman and others by the^ompany 
name of the Exeter Manufacturing Company, ' ' recorded in the °'"®°'^®^- 
office of the secretary of state in volume 24, page 37, of Original 
Acts and Resolutions, is hereby amended by inserting after the 

word "value" in the fourteenth line of said section the words 
two million, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 

Sect. 2. And be it further enacted, That said corporation is 
hereby authorized to carry on the making and manufacturing of 
cotton goods and such other manufactures as they may from time 
to time think fit, in Exeter in the county of Rockingham, and may 
carry on such branches of trade and business as may be neces- 
sarily connected therewith, and may erect such dams, mills and 
other works as may be necessary to carry on such branches of 
manufacture and business. And the said corporation shall also 
have power to acquire by purchase or otherwise, such real and 
personal estate as may be necessary or convenient for carrying on 

said branches of business: provided such estate shall not exceed 
in value two million, five hundred thousand dollars, and the same 
may dispose of and sell at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. The title of the company to property both real and Title to property 
personal, at any time acquired and held in excess of five hundred 
thousand dollars as heretofore provided, is hereby ratified, con- 
firmed and made valid. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pSaV^^*"* °° 

[Approved February 22, 1921.] 



340 



Chapters 212, 213. 
CHAPTER 212. 



[1921 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 302 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1887 AND 
ANNEXING THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF GEORGE H. STEVENS TO THE 
TOWN OF PIERMONT FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Stevens homestead nnnexed 
Piermout for s;hool purposes. 



Section- 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Stevens home- 
stead annexed to 
Piermont for 
school purposes. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 302 of the session Laws of 1887 entitled 
"An Act to sever the homestead farm of George H. Stevens from 
the town of Piermont and annex the same to the town of Haver- 
hill for school purposes" is hereby repealed and said farm therein 
described as "the homestead farm of George H. Stevens," now the 
homestead farm of Franklin A. Morse, is hereby re-annexed to the 
town of Piermont for school purposes. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF THE LATE CHARLES C. 
HAYES FROM ROLLINSFORD AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DOVER FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 



Hayes homestead annexed to Dover 
for school purposes. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Reprcseniaiivcs in 
General Court convened; 



Hayes homestead SECTION 1. That the liomestcad farm of the late Charles C. 
foT^s^hoo/°pu^-*'''^'' Hayes in the town of Rollinsford be and the same hereby is severed 
poses. from the said town of Rollinsford and annexed to the city of Dover 

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

passage. 



[Approved February 22, 1921. 



1921 



Chapters 214, 215. 
CHAPTER 214. 



341 



AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF HARRY WILSON FROM 
DOVER AND ANNEX THE SAME TO ROLLINSFORD FOR SCHOOL PUR- 
POSES. 



Sectiox 

1. Wilson homestead annexed to Rol- 
linsford for school purposes. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Seneite eincl House of Representaiives in 
General Court convened: 

Section 1. That the homestead farm of Harrv Wilson in the^^'^'o^^ homestead 

r-r-.iTr.n -, i- a-.^ r. ■, , annexed to Rol- 

town 01 Kollmsford, now annexed to the city of Dover for schooliinsford for school 
purposes, be and the same hereby is severed from said city of Dover^"^''°^^^' 
and annexed to the town of Rollinsford for school purposes. 

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

'■ ° passage. 

[Approved February 22, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 215. 

AN ACT 'JO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD OF SYLVANUS B. GILCHRIST FROM 
THE GRASMERE VILLAGE DISTRICT AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE 
GOPFSTOWN VILLAGE DISTRICT FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Gilchrist homestead annexed to 
Goffstown district for school pur- 
poses. 



Section- 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy ilie Senate and House of Ecpresentatives in 
General Court convened: 



Section 1. The homestead of Sylvanus B. Gilchrist is herebyGiichrist home- 
severed from the Grasmere village district and annexed to thcGoffstown^dlstrlct 
Goffstown village district for school purposes only. 

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

[Approved February 22. 1921.] 



for school pur- 
poses. 

Takes effect on 



342 Chapter 216. [1921 

CHAPTER 216. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OP CLAREMONT. 

Section- ; Sectiox 

1. City of Claremont incorporated. H. Coniioilmen ; how elected: term of 

2. Boundaries of wards. office. 

3. Mayor and council; administration I 12. Mayor; 'when to be elected; pow- 

of municipal affairs vested in that j ers and duties. 

body. I 13. City council to appoint city officers; 

4. Powers and duties of mayor and ' term of officers and removal. 

council. 14. School committee; election; pow- 

.5. School district. ers and duties. 

6. Property of town and school dis- 15. Vacancies in ward offices how 

trict vested in city; debts. filled. 

7. Representatives to general court. 16. Returns of votes. 

8. Ward to choose moderator and sup 17. Takes effect upon its adoption by 

ervisors of check list; their town of Claremont. 

duties. 18. Vote on adoption how to be taken, 

9. Officers of first ward meetings how 19. Repealing clause. 

appointed. 
10. Annual ward meeting; when offi- 
cers to assume duties; mayor and 

council meeting for organization ; | i 

city clerk to be clerk of council, i 

Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Reprcsentafires in 
General Court convened.- 

City of Claremont SECTION 1. The inhabitants of the town of Claremont, in the 
incorporate . countv of Sullivan, shall continue to he a body corporate and politic 

under the name of the city of Claremont. 
Boundaries of Sect. 2. Said city of Claremont is hereby divided into four 

wards which shall be constituted as follows, namely: * 

Ward No. 1 shall include all that part of Claremont bounded by 
a line described as follows, — beginning at a point in the town hall 
room midway between the sides thereof and 36 feet from the west 
end thereof and running thence northerly at right angles with 
the side of said hall to the outer wall of the town building ; thence 
easterly at right angles with the last mentioned line to Broad 
street; thence northerly along Broad street to Sugar River; 
thence easterly up Sugar River to the Newport town line ; thence 
southerly along the Newport town line to the Unity town line; 
thence westerly along the Unity town line and Charlestown town 
line to the Dean Hill road ; thence in a northerly direction along 
said Dean Hill road, West Pleasant street, and Pleasant street to 
Pine street; thence easterly along Pine street to the east side of 
Broad street ; thence northerly along the east side of Broad street 
to a point in the next described line, and thence westerly in a line 
running at right angles with the easterly end of said town hall to 
the point of beginning. 

Ward No. 2 shall include all that part of said Claremont bounded 
by a line described as follows, — beginning at the aforesaid point in 



wards. 



1921] Chapter 216. 343 

the town hall and running thence along the above described north- 
westerly boundary line of said Ward No. 1 to said Charlestown 
town line; thence westerly along said Charlestown town line to 
the Vermont state line; thence northerly along the Vermont state 
line to a point opposite the mouth of Sugar River ; thence up Sugar 
River to a point in line with the westerly boundary line of land of 
Claremont Paper Company south of Sugar River ; thence southerly 
along said boundary line of said company to the south side of Sul- 
livan street; thence easterly along the south side of said Sullivan 
street and of Tremont square to the northeast corner of Brown's 
Block; thence in a straight line to a point ten feet southerly of 
the town building and in the next described line, and thence 
northerly at right angles with the southerly side of said town hall 
to the point of beginning. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of said Claremont bounded 
by a line described as follows, — beginning at the aforesaid point 
in the town hall and running thence along the above described 
northerly boundary line of said Ward No. 2 to the Vermont state 
line ; thence northerly along the Vermont state line to the Cor- 
nish town line ; thence easterly along the Cornish town line to 
the main road from Claremont village to Cornish Flat ; thence 
southerly along said road to the northerly end of Elm street; 
thence continuing southerly along said Elm street to Sugar River; 
thence up said Sugar River to a point in the line of the boundary 
between land of Sullivan Machinery Company and land of Monad- 
nock Mills south of said river ; thence southerly along said bound- 
ary line to Main street ; thence easterly along Main street and 
continuing across Tremont square to a point ten feet westerly of 
the west side of the town building and in the next described line, 
and thence easterly at right angles with the westerly side of said 
town hall to the point of beginning. 

Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of said Claremont not 
embraced in Wards Nos. 1, 2 and 3 as herein constituted. 

Wherever streets or Sugar River are mentioned in the foregoing 
description of Avard boundary lines the center thereof is intended 
unless otherwise expressly indicated. 

Sect. 3. The administration of all the fiscal, prudential and Mayor and coun- 

. . , ~> . n 1 • T 1 1 r> 1 n 1 <"''; administra- 

municipal affairs of the city and the government thereof shall betion of 
vested in one principal oificer called the mayor, and one board con- fiuiT'^body! 
sisting of fifteen members to be called the council, the members 
whereof shall be called councilmen. The mayor and council shall 
sit and act together and compose one body, and in their joint 
capacity be called the city council. 

Sect. 4. The mayor and council created by this act shall have Powers and 
all the powers, and do and perform with reference to each other an^d'^counc:™^^*"^ 
or otherwise all the duties which the mayors, boards of aldermen 
and common councils of cities are by law authorized or required 



34-t Chapter 216. [1921 

to do, or perform either separately or otherwise, and all the pro- 
visions of the statutes pertaining to the duties or powers of boards 
of aldermen and common councils of cities, separately or otherwise, 
shall be construed to apply to said city council, unless a contrary 
intention appears. 
School district. Sect. 5. Said city shall constitute one school district and the 
administration of all fiscal, prudential and district affairs, includ- 
ing both the Stevens High school and the common schools, shall be 
vested in the city council except such as shall hereinafter be vested 
in the Stevens High school and common schools committee. 
Property of Sect. 6. All property of said town of Claremont and of the 

dirtri:f"vp4ed°°in school district of Said town shall be vested in said city and all debts 
city; debts. qI? g^-j-| iQyyYi and of said school district shall be considered for all 

purposes and be the debts of said city. 
Representatives Sect. 7. Eacli Ward shall elect two representatives to the gen- 
to general court, q^q} court Until sucli time as any or all of said wards shall by virtue 

of their constitutional rights be entitled to a different number. 
Ward to choose Sect. 8. Eacli Ward shall at each state biennial election choose 
moderator and ]jy ])allot a moderator and three supervisors of the checklist who 

supervisors of ' _ ., , . , , 

checklist; the.r shall hold ofhce lor two years and until their successors are elected 
and qualified. Said supervisors shall perform all the duties re- 
quired by law of selectmen of wards in cities and of supervisors of 
checklists in towns, and for all purposes requiring such officers 
shall be considered and be the selectmen of their wards. No other 
selectmen shall be chosen. 
Officers of first Sect. 9. The Selectmen of the town of Claremont shall within 
w*^ Sintfd fourteen days from the date of the adoption of this act by the 
town appoint a moderator, clerk and three supervisors of the check- 
list, and four inspectors of election for each ward, which officers 
shall be residents of their respective wards. Said supervisors shall 
act as and be selectmen of their respective wards for the purpose of 
calling the first ward meeting, and shall call said meeting according 
to law. They shall seasonably prepare checklists for their respec- 
tive wards and perform all duties respecting the same required by 
law. 
Annual ward Sect. 10. The annual meeting of each ward shall be held on the 

Xll^^'to Is'" second Tuesday of March in each year at such place in said city as 
sume duties; ^^-^gy j^g fixed by the city council. The officers elected at the annual 
oil "meeting for meeting shall assume their respective offices on the last Monday of 
cifrdeik"t'o be March in the year of their election. The mayor and council elect 
clerk of council. ^^^^^^ ^^^^^^ ou Said last Mouday of March for the purpose of taking 
their respective oaths and shall then elect a city clerk, who shall 
also be clerk of the city council. 
counciimen- Sect. 11. Each Ward at its annual meeting shall elect one coun- 

ievl of'offi^e oilman, who shall serve for three years, and a ward clerk, who shall 
serve for one year, except at the first election in each ward there 
shall be elected one councilman to serve for one year, one for two 



1921] Chapter 216. ' 345 

years, and one for three years. At the annual meeting of the wards 
there shall also be chosen one councilman-at-large to be chosen by 
the voters of all the wards, except that at the first election there 
shall be elected one such councilman for one year, one for two 
years; and one for three years. 

Sect. 12. The mayor shall be chosen annually and shall have Mayor: when to 
a negative upon all acts of the council to which his veto power ers and^utiis?"^ 
would extend had the city government herein constituted provided 
for a board of aldermen, and such veto power shall extend to in- 
dividual items of appropriations, but any act may be passed over 
the veto of the mayor by a vote of two thirds at least of all the 
councilmen elected. The mayor shall preside at all meetings of the 
city council but shall have no vote except in case of an equal divi- 
sion. . 

Sect. 13. Said council shall appoint all officers required by law city council tn 
except such as by this act are required to be elected, and may ap- cers: term of 
point any other officers or agents authorized by law that said coun- movar ^" ^^ 
cil may deem expedient to appoint, and may create such other of- 
fices and appoint such other officers and agents as may by said 
council be deemed expedient for the good government of the city. 
The term of such officers shall be for one year and until their suc- 
cessors are elected and qualified, unless sooner removed, but all 
such officers and agents shall be subject to removal by the city 
council. 

Sect. 14. The general management and control of all public school commit- 
schools and of the buildings and property pertaining thereto and powers^ Ind"^' 
of the expenditure of the funds for the support • thereof shall be '^'^^'^^■ 
vested in a committee, to be denominated the Stevens High and 
common schools committee, consisting of five members wlio shall be 
elected annually by ballot by the city council until such time as 
the city may vote to elect them at their annual ward meetings, or 
at special meetings called for that purpose. At the first meeting 
of w^ards a vote shall be taken by ballot on the following question, — 
Shall members of the Stevens High and common schools committee 
hereafter be elected at the annual ward meetings? The vote shall 
be taken, certified, counted, and declared in the same manner as 
the vote for mayor. In case the vote shall be in the affirmative 
members of said committee shall thereafter, until a further change 
is similarly made, be elected at large in the same manner that the 
mayor is elected. 

Sect. 15. All vacancies in ward offices shall be filled by the city ^ard^'o'ffiees" 
council. ^"^ fi'i<^<i- 

Sect. 16. The returns of votes provided by law to be made to ^^t^g™^ °^ 
the city clerk shall at the first annual election be made to the town 
clerk. Like returns shall be made of the votes for councilmen-at- 
large as are required by law to be made of the votes for mayor. 
"Within three davs after the first annual election said town clerk 



346 



Chapter 217. 



1921 



and the selectmen of the town shall meet, at which meeting said 
town clerk shall perform the duties of city clerk, and the selectmen 
the duties of city council in convention and make declaration of 
the persons elected to said offices pursuant to the provisions of sec- 
tion 2, chapter 47 of the Public Statutes, and at each subsequent 
annual election the votes for councilman-at4arge shall be dealt with 
in the same manner as is required by the provisions of the law rela- 
tive to votes for mayor. 

Sect. 17. This act shall take effect after its passage upon its 
ofadoption by the town of Claremont so far as the appointment of 
ward officers, and the performance by them of their duties relating 
to checklists and elections, and the holding of the first annual meet- 
ings of wards, and of the election of the officers, are concerned, 
and shall be in full effect on the last Monday of the following March. 
Sect. 18. This act may be adopted by ballot at any annual or 
biennial meeting of the town of Claremont held prior to November 
15, 1924. The vote shall be upon the following question, — Shall the 
town adopt the provisions of the act of 1921 entitled "An Act to 
establish the city of Claremont"? 
Repealing clause. Sect. 19. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are, in their application to the city of Claremont, hereby repealed, 
provided however that nothing herein contained shall be construed 
as repealing or in any way amending chapter 1978 of the Laws of 
1857, entitled "An Act to enable the town of Claremont to establish 
a high school, ' ' which shall remain in full force and effect. 



Takes effect 
upon its ado 
tion by town 
Claremont. 



Vote on adoption 
how to be taken 



[Approved March 2, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 217. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STOCKHOLDERS OP THE HILLSBOROUGH 
BRIDGE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO CHANGE THE NAME OP SAID IN- 
STITUTION. 



5ECTT0X 

1. Hill.?borough Bridge Guaranty 
Savings Bank; stockholders may 
change name. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Hillsborough Section 1. The stockholders of the Hillsborough Bridge Guar- 

ili'ings^Bankr^ auty Saviugs Bank at any meeting where legal notice has been 
stoskhoiders may 0.iven that the matter would be considered may, by majority stock 

change name. ^ -, , , i ji i? • j 

vote of the shares represented, vote to change the name ot said com- 



1921 



Chapter 218. 



347 



pany to Hillsboro Guaranty Savings Bank and by a similar major- 
ity stock vote the stockholders may delegate to the trustees of said 
institution the power to decide, by majority vote of the board, the 
date when the change of name shall take effect; provided, however, 
the change of name shall not take effect until copies of said stock- 
holders' and trustees' votes, duly certified by the clerk of the 
company and board of trustees, have been filed with the secretary 
of state. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 2, 1921.1 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE WHITEFIELD VILLAGE 
FIREi DISTRICT, 



Section 

1. Whitefield Village Fi 
charter amended. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



lage Fire District, 

1893, be amended by inserting after the word ' ' purposes ' ' in the charter amended, 
eighth line the following, the extinguishment of fires, and the 
sprinkling of streets, so that said section as amended shall read : 
Sect. 2. The said Whitefield Village Fire District is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to take, purchase, hold, maintain, and 
own, in fee simple or otherwise, the water-works of the Whitefield 
Aqueduct Company, consisting of its works, structures, fixtures, 
property and estate of whatever kind or nature, at the price al- 
ready agreed upon, or at a price to be agreed upon between said 
district and said company, for the purpose of supplying said dis- 
trict with water for domestic, fire, and other purposes, the ex- 
tinguishment of fires, and the sprinkling of streets ; and upon the 
purchase of said water-works by said district, said district shall 
be and is hereby invested with whatsoever of the franchises, pow- 
ers, and obligations that were conferred upon the Whitefield 
Aqueduct Company by chapter 152 of the Laws of 1891, that are 
applicable to said district and necessary for the purpose of carry- 
ing out this act. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jatsagef ^''* °° 

[Approved March 2, 1921.] 



348 



Chapters 219, 220. 
CHAPTER 219. 



1921 



gomery Lake in 

Whitefield 

changed. 

Takes effect on 
passage. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF MONTGOMERY LAKE IN THE TOWN 
OF WHITEFIELD TO BURNS LAKE. 



Section 

1. Name of Montgomery Lake in 
Whitefield changed. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The name of Montgomery Lake in the town of 
Whitefield is hereby changed to Burns Lake, and the same shall 
hereafter be known and called Burns Lake. 

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

[Approved March 2, 1921.1 



CHAPTER 220. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF MOSQUITO POND IN MANCHESTER. 



Section 



Mosquito Pond in Manchester, name 
changed. 



Takes effect on passage. 



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

Mosquito Pond in SECTION 1. That the name of Mosquito Pond in said Manches- 

namf ^changed ^^^ ^® ^^^ hereby is changed to Crystal Lake. 

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

passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 221, 222. 



349 



CHAPTER 221. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS OF LACONIA LODGE, NO. 876, OP THE 
BENEVOLENT AND PROTECTIVE ORDER OP ELKS. 

Section 1. Charter of Laconia Lodge of Elks amended. 

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

Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 248 of the Laws of ^''^.^'ter of La-^ 
1915, as amended by section 1, chapter 309, Laws of 1915, by strik- Eiks amended, 
ing out the words and figures "fifty thousand dollars ($50,000)" 
and inserting in place thereof the words and figures, one hundred 
fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), 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 per- 
sonal estate in the name of the corporation to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), 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 inconsistent with the rules 
of the Grand Lodge or the statutes of this state. 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 222. 

an act in amendment of CHAPTER 279 OF THE LAWS OP 1889 AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 265 OF THE LAWS OP 1891 AND BY CHAPTER 
167 OF THE LAWS OF 1905 IN RELATION TO THE CHARTER OF THE 
NASHUA TRUST COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Nashua Trust Company's 
amended. 



Section 



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 279, Laws of 1889, as Nashua Trust 

^ ' ' Company s char- 

aniended by chapter 265, Laws of 1891, and chapter 167, Laws of ter amended. 
1905, by striking out the entire section and inserting in place 



350 



Chapter 223. 



[1921 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



thereof the following : Sect. 2. Said company shall have a capital 
stock of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) divided into 
shares of one hundred dollars ($100) each with authority to in- 
crease the capital stock to two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) 
and it may acquire and hold real estate for its own use, exclusive 
of such real estate as may be taken in good faith for debt or held 
as collateral security, to the amount of its capital stock and unim- 
paired surplus, provided, that this amount may be increased if ap- 
proved by the bank commissioners. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 223. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD FURTHER TO 
UNIFY ITS SYSTEM BY PURCHASING OR MERGING THE NASHUA & 
ACTON AND SULLIVAN COUNTY RAILROADS AND CERTAIN SUBSIDIARY 
ROADS IN THE STATE OF VERMONT. 



Section 

1. Nashua & Acton R. R. and Sulli- 
van County R. R. authorized to 
transfer their roads to Boston & 
Maine R. R. 
2. Boston & Maine R. R. authorized 
to acquire certain other roads. 



Section- 

3. Boston and Maine R. R. may ac- 

quire certain stocks to facilitate 
purchase of above roads ; may 
increase its own stock therefor. 

4. Dissenting stockholders. 

5. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage ; reservation clause. 



Whereas the Boston & Maine Railroad owns directly the entire 
capital stocks of the Nashua & Acton Railroad, a New Hampshire 
and Massachusetts corporation, and the Vermont Valley Railroad, 
a Vermont corporation, and likewise owns directly a maiority of 
the capital stock of the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain Railroad 
Company, a Vermont corporation, and either holds or has guaran- 
teed the latter 's mortgage and other indebtedness to the extent of 
approximately three and a half million dollars, and through the 
medium of said Vermont Valley Railroad the Boston & Maine 
Railroad also owns the entire capital stock of the Sullivan County 
Railroad, a New Hampshire corporation (originally chartered as 
the "Sullivan Railroad Company"), and substantially the entire 
capital stocks of the Montpelier & Wells River Railroad and the 
Barre & Chelsea Railroad Company, both Vermont corporations; 
and 

Whereas the trackage of the foregoing controlled roads connects 
with and supplements the Boston' & Maine Railroad's present owned 



1921] Chapter 223. 351 

and leased trackage in this state and the Connecticut River valley, 
and the merging of some or all of said roads into the Boston & 
Maine Railroad by purchase or otherwise will tend further to unify 
the latter 's railway system and simplify its financial structure 
without extending its activities to any railroad enterprises of which 
it is not already the virtual owner ; 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represt^ntatives in 
General Court convened; 

Section 1. The Nashua & Acton Railroad and the Sullivan Nashu a ^&^ Acton 
Countv Railroad, or either of them, are hereby authorized to trans- van County r. r. 

' . . -,„,.■ -, . authorized to 

fer and convey their respective roads, franchises and properties, or transfer their 
the equity therein subject to any existing incumbrances, to the & Vain^'e -r^T. 
Boston & Maine Railroad, and the latter is hereby authorized to 
acquire the same, in consideration of the cancellation of the trans- 
ferring corporation's capital stock and the assumption of its liabili- 
ties by the Boston & Maine Railroad, or on such other terms and 
conditions as may be agreed upon by the respective boards of direc- 
tors of the transferring and acquiring corporations, approved at 
meetings duly called for the purpose by the votes of a majority in 
interest of their respective stockholders present and voting, and 
approved by the public service commission as consistent with the 
public interest. .From and after any such transfer the Boston & 
Maine Railroad shall have and enjoy all the rights, privileges and 
franchises heretofore had and enjoyed by the transferring corpo- 
ration and be subject to all the latter 's duties and liabilities, and all 
the latter 's debts and obligations not discharged in connection with 
s.uch transfer shall thereafter constitute direct liabilities of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad to the holders thereof and may be en- 
forced directly against it by such holders. Such transfer by the 
Sullivan County Railroad shall operate as a dissolution of that 
corporation, whose corporate existence shall thereafter continue 
only to the extent and for the purposes specified in section 18 of 
chapter 148 of the Public Statutes; and such transfer by the 
Nashua & Acton Railroad shall in like manner dissolve that corpora- 
tion as far as it exists by virtue of the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. The Boston & Maine Railroad is hereby further author- g°^t^^ futSzTd 
ized to acquire bv purchase or merger the whole or anv part of to acquire cer- 

, -, \ 1 '. -, • P 1 TT -TT "n -r. M *s"i other roads, 

the roads, iranchises and properties ot the Vermont Valley Rail- 
road, the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain Railroad Company, the 
Montpelier & Wells River Railroad and the Barre & Chelsea Rail- 
road Compan,y, or of any one or more of said railroads, or the equity 
therein subject to any existing incumbrances, in such manner and 
upon such terms and conditions in each case as the laws of the 
state of Vermont may authorize and prescribe ; provided, that no 
such purchase or merger shall be valid or binding until its terms 



352 Chapter 223. [1921- 

shall have been agreed to by a majority of the directors of the Bos- 
ton & Maine Railroad, approved at a meeting duly called for the 
purpose by vote of a majority in interest of its stockholders pres- 
ent and voting, and approved by the public service commission of 
this state as consistent with the public interest. From and after 
any sueh purchase or merger the Boston & Maine Railroad may 
hold and enjoy all the rights, privileges and franchises conferred 
upon, and shall be subject to all duties and liabilities imposed 
upon, the selling or merged corporation by the laws of said state 
of Vermont in respect to the property thereby acquired ; and all 
debts and obligations owing from such corporation to residents of 
this state and not discharged in connection with such purchase or 
merger shall thereafter constitute direct liabilities of the Boston & 
Maine Railroad to the holders thereof and may be enforced directly 
against it by such holders. 
Boston & Maine Sect. 3. For the purposc of facilitating the transfers, purchases 
?uir?' cTrtain'^*' or mergers herein provided for, the Boston & Maine Railroad may 
^'urcha*° ^^°''|*^t^ purchasc any outstanding stock, bonds or other securities not al- 
roads; may in- readv owued by it of any railroad corporation whose assets it is 

crease its own t ' • -i • t ^ t • -i • n 

stock therefor. authorized to acquire by the preceding sections; and ir necessary 
for the effectuation of any such purchase of securities, or of any 
transfer, purchase or merger authorized by said sections, said Bos- 
ton & Maine Railroad may increase its own capital stock and issue 
new stock of any class and bonds to such amount as may be requi- 
site, subject to the rights of the holders of its present first preferred 
stock, to the provisions of the existing laws of this state regulating 
such issues, and to the approval of the public service commission as 
required by said laws. 

Dissenting stock- Sect. 4. Ill casc any stockholder of the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road residing in this state who does not vote in favor of any trans- 
fer, purchase or merger authorized by this act shall within thirty 
days after the stockholders' meeting of said corporation at which 
the same was authorized file with the treasurer or clerk of said 
corporation a written notice of dissent therefrom and demand for 
a valuation of his stock, the rights of such stockholder shall, if 
such transfer, purchase or merger is subsequently consummated, 
be regulated, protected and determined as provided in sections 28 
to 37, inclusive, of chapter 156 of the Public Statutes, unless such 
stockholder shall thereafter elect to have such rights determined 
under the laws of another state having jurisdiction thereof. 

Repealing clause: Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
. are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency. This act 
shall take effect upon its passage, and the legislature may amend 
or repeal the same whenever the public good requires. 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 224. 353 

CHAPTER 224. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 22, LAWS OF 1815, RELATING TO THE FIRST 
CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY IN OSSIPEE. 

Section Section 

1. Charter of Ossipee First Congre- i 2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

gatioual Society amended. I ^ • passage. 

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

Section 1. Amend the first paragraph of chapter 22, Laws of charter of Os- 
1815, by striking out in line thirteen the word "seven" and insert- gr^gationai So- 
ing in place thereof the word twenty-five, so that said paragraph as"'®*^ amended, 
amended shall read as follows: Be it enacted by the Senate and 
House of Representatives in General Court convened, that Nathaniel 
Ambrose, Daniel Smith, Ebenezer Hodsdon, Robert Roberts, and 
their associates, with such others as may be admitted hereafter into 
said Society be, and they hereby are made and erected into a body 
corporate and politic to have continuance and succession forever 
by the name and style of the First Congregational Society in Os- 
sipee, and by that name may sue and be sued, plead and be im- 
pleaded, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and 
are hereby vested with all the powers and privileges of corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, and may enjoin penalties of disfranchize- 
ment, and make, purchase and receive, subscriptions, grants and 
donations of real and personal estate, not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, for the use and benefit of said Corporation — and 
may have & use a common seal, and the same at pleasure break, 
alter and renew, and may ordain and put in execution such bye 
laws and ordinances, as to them shall appear necessary and con- 
venient, for the Government of said corporation. Provided , such 
bye laws and ordinances are not repugnant to the laws & constitu- 
tion of this State. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of this act inconsistent herewith i^epeaiing clause; 
are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage, passagl. "^^ 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



354 ^ Chapters 225, 226. [1921 

CHAPTER 225. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE ALPHA DELTA PHI SOCIETY. 

Section Section 

1. Charter of Alpha Delta Phi Society 2. Takes effect on passage. 

amended. 

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

Charter o€ Alpha SECTION 1. Amend sectioii 2 of chapter 2555 of the Laws of 
Jmende^?' ^°'=''*^ 1861, as amended by chapter 238 of the Laws of 1903, by striking 
out the words "twenty thousand dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words fifty thousand dollars, so that said section as 
amended shall read : Sect. 2. Said corporation may take and hold 
real and personal estate at Hanover, in this state, to an amount 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and the same may sell, con- 
vey, and otherwise dispose of at pleasure. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. -^ jr o 

[Approved March 10, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 226. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A FINANCE COMMISSION IN THE CITY OF MAN- 
CHESTER. 

Section j Section 

1. Finance commission for Manches- i 6. Commission to have general super- 

ter to be appointed; term of of- j vision over expenditure of money; 

flee; removal. to make rules and regulations as 

2. Duty to investigate financial af- j to purchases, salaries, wages, etc. 

fairs of city. \ 7. Compensation of commission to be 

3. Compulsory attendance of wit- ] fixed by mayor and aldermen; 
nesses before commission. ; expenses of commission. 

3. Repealing clause; takes effect on 
passage. 



4. Commission's power of veto as to 

appropriations and loans. 

5. No bonds or other debentures of 

city to be issued until approved 
by commission. 

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

s^in^Tor Man-""''' SECTION 1. Within thirty days after the passage of this act, 

pointed ;*°terVof the govcmor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall ap- 

office; removal. ^^-^^^ ^ finance commissiou for the city of Manchester to consist 

of three persons, inhabitants of and qualified voters in the city of 



1921] Chapter 226. 355 

Manchester, who shall have been such for at least three years prior 
to the date of their appointment. One commissioner shall be ap- 
pointed to serve until January 1, 1922 ; one to serve until January 
1, 1923 ; and one to serve until January 1, 1924 and thereafter as 
the terms of office expire in each year, one member for a term of 
three years. Vacancies in the commission shall be filled for the 
unexpired term by the governor, with the advice and consent of 
the council. The governor and council may remove any member of 
the board for inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office 
after a hearing with reasonable notice in writing of the charges 
against him. The chairman shall be designated by the governor. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the finance commission from Duty to investi- 
time to time to investigate any and all matters relating to appro- ^|irs o? cUy.^^ "^' 
priations, loans, expenditures, accounts and methods of adminis- 
tration affecting the city of Manchester or any department thereof 
that may appear to the commission to require investigation, and 
to report thereon from time to time to the mayor and board of 
aldermen giving such reports publicity as they may deem wise. 
The commission shall make an annual report to the mayor and 
board of aldermen. 

Sect. 3. For the purpose of enabling the said commission to Compulsory at- 
perform the duties and carry out the objects herein contemplated nesseT*befo°re ^* ' 
and to enable the mayor and board of aldermen to receive the ^e- '^^"^'"'■''^'°°- 
ports and findings of said commission as a basis for such laws, 
ordinances or administrative orders as may be deemed necessary, 
justices of the peace and all other magistrates empowered to issue 
subpoenas and compel the attendance of witnesses in the courts of 
this state shall have the same power to compel attendance and the 
production of evidence in any proceeding before the finance com- 
mission. Witnesses summoned to appear before the finance com- 
mission shall receive the same fees for travel and attendance as if 
summoned to appear before and in attendance upon the superior 
court and witnesses, refusing or neglecting to appear or refusing to 
testify, may be compelled to do so under the procedure set forth in 
section 10, chapter 169, Laws of 1911. 

Sect. 4. The finance commission shall have the right to disap Commission's 

. . power of veto as 

prove or reduce m amount, any item oi any appropriation or any to appropriations 

portion of the amount of any proposed loan or indebtedness, and the 

finance commission in case it shall disapprove the whole or any part 

of any resolution or vote of the mayor and board of aldermen to 

raise or appropriate money by taxation or otherAvise shall exercise 

its power of veto thereof within ten days after the resolution or vote 

shall have been presented to it ; otherwise, such resolution or vote 

shall become effective and binding. ^^ , , 

. „ . , « . No bonds or 

Sect. 5. No bonds, notes, certificates or other evidences oi m- other debentures 
debtedness shall be issued, executed or delivered to bind said city of Lu^/ until ^ap- 
Manchester until the same have been approved by said commission, ^'"ggfo'^n''^' '=°™' 



356 



Chapter 227. 



[1921 



The vote of approval by said commission shall be filed in the office 

of the city clerk. This section shall apply to bonds, notes, certifieates 

or evidences of indebtedness now authorized but not yet issued by 

said city. 

Commission to Sect. 6. The finance commission shall have general supervision 

supervision over and control ovcr the expenditure of all money appropriated by 

money/ ^o^ make Said city and shall make such rules and regulations to govern pur- 

tTonl aTto mir^^' cbascs, salcs, payments, fixing of salaries and wages, the letting 

chases, salaries, ^-^f contracts bv all citv departments, committees, boards, trustees, 

■wages, etc. ^ . x ? ' ^ ' 

officials or agents as they may deem necessary to insure economy 

and efficiency. 
Compensation^ of^ Sect. 7. The board of mayor and aldermen shall fix the com- 
fixed by mayor peusatiou of the members of said commission and of such clerks 

and aldermen; . , . . , , ,, • • • j.i • j 

expenses of com- as Said commissiou may employ ; and the commission is authorized. 

mission. ^^ incur such expense in conducting its investigations as it may 

deem necessary and such expense shall be a charge against said 
city which shall appropriate funds to pay therefor, 

tlk^es^"fffct*^lrn^^' Sect. 8. Section 2, chapter 249 of the session Laws of 1915, 

passage. that part of chapter 302 of the session Laws of 1915 relating to 

the power of the mayor of Manchester to veto appropriations, ap- 
prove and supervise expenditures and salary increases and sec- 
tion 5 of chapter 291 of the Laws of 1913 as amended and all other 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- 
pealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 15, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LAYING OUT OF HIGHWAYS IN THE CITY OF 
NASHUA, 



Sectiox 

1. Plan for sale of lots in Nashua to 
be submitted to city engineer; 
what plan must show; propesed 
highways; approval of engineer. 



Sectiox 

2. No highway to be laid out until 

plan so approved. 

3. Appeal upon refusal to lay out 

highway. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Plan for sale of SECTION 1. Any persou, firm, or corporation proposing to cut 
h°e'submTtted"t^o'°up i^to lots any tract of land in the city of Nashua for the purpose 
of selling the same, either publicly or privately, shall before such 



1921] Chapter 227. 857 

sale prepare and submit a plan of said tract of land to the city?'?T' P^'opo^ed 

. „ , . „ "^ highways : a])- 

engmeer oi the city of Nashua. Such plan shall plainly show the vToya\ of en- 
number, size, and location of lots, the location and width of all^'"*^"' 
proposed highways, and the location of the tract of land with ref- 
erence to an existing public highway, and such plan shall also 
show present and proposed elevations at fifty-foot stations along 
the center lines of all proposed highways. The location of said 
tract of land shall also be plainly marked on the ground by suit- 
able stakes. If the plan shall meet with the approval of the said 
city engineer, it shall be his duty to plainly mark the plan "Ap- 
proved," so that intending purchasers 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 a 
statement of the reasons of such disapproval with the city clerk 
for the use of the board of aldermen 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 require- 
ments 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 ^o jhi|hwayj^o_^ 
aldermen of the said city of Nashua until such plan has been sub- plan so approved, 
mitted to said city engineer and approved by him as provided in 
section 1; but it shall not be obligatory upon the said board of 
aldermen to lay out any proposed highway because of the approval 
of any such plan by the said city engineer. 

Sect. 3. In ease the board of aldermen refuse to accept and Appeal upon re- 
lay out any such highway, appeal may be taken to the superior highway, 
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. patsage!^""* °'' 

[Approved March 15, 1921.] 



358 



Chapters 228, 229. 
CHAPTER 228. 



1921 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GRANITE STATE FIRE INSURANCE COMPAISTY 
TO DO A SPRINKLER LEAKAGE, EXPLOSION, RIOT AND CIVIL COMMO- 
TION, AND REGISTERED MAIL BUSINESS. 



Section 

1. Granite State Fire Ins. Co. author- 
ized to insure as to sprinkler 
leakage, explosion, riot, etc., regis- 
tered mail. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Granite State 
Fire Ins. Co. au- 
thorized to in- 
sure as to 
sprinkler leak- 
age, explosion, 
riot, etc., regis- 
tered mail. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. In addition to the powers now possessed by law by 
the Granite State Fire Insurance Company, said company is hereby 
further empowered to do an insurance business in the lines known 
as sprinkler leakage, explosion, riot and civil commotion, and regis- 
tered mail, and to issue policies and make contracts necessary and 
proper for carrying out these powers. 

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

[Approved March 15, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 229. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NEV^ HAMPSHIRE FIRE 
insurance COMPANY, AUTHORIZING SAID COMPANY TO INCREASE ITS 
CAPITAL STOCK. 



Section 

1. New Hampshire Fire Ins. Co. au- 
thorized to increase its capic.il 
stock. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



New Hampshire SECTION 1. The New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company may 

fhorized' to'^in^''" increase its capital stock from time to time to an amount not exceed- 

sToX ''" '""'*"' ing the sum of five million dollars, and section 2 of chapter 97 of 

the Laws of 1869, as amended by chapter 227, Laws of 1881, and 

chapter 179, Laws of 1907, is hereby amended to conform thereto. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 15, 1921. 



1921 



Chapters 230, 231. 
CHAPTER 230. 



359 



AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN LANDS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE 
TOWN OF HILLSBOROUGH AND TO ANNEX THE SAME TO THE HILLS- 
BOROUGH BRIDGE SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT. 



Section 

1. Certain lands in Hillsborough an- 
nexed to Hillsborough Bridge spe- 
cial school district. 



Section 



Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The lands and buildings thereon situated in the Certain lands in 
town of Hillsborough owned by Frank A. Harvey and by Will E, nexed°to^Hiiis^°' 
Boynton are hereby severed from the school district of the town of gpecfal'^ schoof ^ 
Hillsborough and annexed to the Hillsborough Bridge Special ^'^'"°*- 
School District. 
. Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Takes effect 
passage. 



[Approved March 15, 1921. 



CHAPTER 231. 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 209 OF THE LAWS OF 1895 ENTITLED "AN 
ACT TO ESTABLISH UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT IN BATH." 



Section 

1. Union school district of Bath abol- 
ished. 

2. High school established. 

3. Town to pay high school tuition of 

certain scholars. 



Section 

4. Action 



of voters to determine 
whether this act shall take effect. 

Vote to be forwarded to secretary 
of state. 

Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Subject to the further provisions of this act chapter union school dis- 
209 of the Laws of 1895, establishing a union school district in the |^^«*^°^ ^ath aboi- 
town of Bath, is hereby repealed and all the property of said Union 
School District hereby becomes the property of the town of Bath 
which shall assume and satisfy all of the indebtedness and liabili- 
ties of said district. 



Sect. 2. 



town of Bath 



There is hereby established a town high school in said High school 

established. 



360 



Chapter 232. 



[1921 



Town to pay high 
school tuition of 
certain scholars. 



Action of voters 
to determine 
whether this act 
shall take effect. 



Vote to be for- 
warded to secre- 
tarv of state. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Sect. 3. The town shall hereafter pay the tuition of all scholars 
of said town who reside on the west side of Gardner Mountain and 
who attend some high school outside of the town of Bath. 

Sect. 4. If the legal voters of the town who reside outside of 
the bounds of the present Union School District object to the pro- 
visions of this act ten or more of said legal voters residing outside 
of the present district may call, on or before April 1, 1921, a meet- 
ing of said outside voters in the manner provided by law for calling 
school meetings, and if a majority of those present and voting shall 
vote not to accept the provisions of this act it shall not take effect 
but shall be null and void. 

Sect. 5. The clerk of said meeting shall forthwith forward to 
the secretary of state and to the state board of education a certified 
copy of the vote taken at said meeting, if such meeting shall be 
held. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 232. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT TO INCORPORATE ST. .TOHN's LODGE NO. 1 AT 
PORTSMOUTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE, ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF 
THE STATE OP NEW HAMPSHIRE, .JUNE 22, 1821. 



Sectiox 

1. Charter of St. John's Lodge No. 
of Portsmouth amended. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Eeprcsentatives in 
General Court convened; 

Charter of St. SECTION 1. Sectioii 1 of an act to incorporate St. John's Lodge 

1° of^ Po°rtfmouth No. 1 at Portsuiouth, New Hampshire, enacted by the legislature 
amended. ^^ ^^^ Hampshire June 22, 1821, is hereby amended by striking 

out the words "three thousand dollars" and inserting in place 
thereof the words, one hundred thousand dollars, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows : Section 1. Be it enacted, 
by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court, con- 
vened, that Samuel Larkin, James Ladd, Samuel Cushman, and all 
persons who may hereafter become members of said Lodge be, 
and they hereby are incorporated and made a body corporate and 
politic forever, by the name of St. John's Lodge No. 1 at Ports- 
mouth, New Hampshire. — And the said body corporate is hereby 
empowered to hold and possess real and personal estate, not ex- 
ceeding in value, the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and is 



1921 



Chapters 233, 234. 



361 



vested with all the powers, rights and privileges, incident to corpo- 
rations of a similar nature. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1921.] 



Takes effect 
passage. 



CHAPTER 233. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9, CHAPTER 357, LAWS OF 1917, 
ENTITLED "aN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MARLBOROUGH WATER- 
WORKS COMPANY." 



Sectiox 

1. Charter of Marlborough 
Works Co. amended. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passaj 



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



Section 1. Section 9 of chapter 357 of the Laws of 1917 is Charter of Mari- 
hereby amended by striking out all of said section and inserting in- wm-kl Co. '^^*^-^ 
stead thereof a new section to read as follows: Sect. 9. This act ''™^°*^^'^- 
shall be void unless the incorporators herein named shall organize 
as herein provided on or before January 1, 1922, and shall bring 
water as herein provided into the village of Marlborough on or 
before January 1, 1926. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
I Approved March 23, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 234. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 249 OF THE SESSION 
LAWS OF 1919, ENTITLED "aN ACT AUTHORIZING THE NASHUA MANU- 
FACTURING COMPANY TO INCREASE AND CLASSIFY ITS CAPITAL 
STOCK. ' ' 



Section- 

1. Charter of Nashua Manufacturing 
Co. amended. 



Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Eepresentativcs in 
General Court convened,- 

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 249 of the Laws of 1919 is Sllhitl Manu- 
hereby amended by striking out all of said section and substituting .^^gn^'"^^ ^°- 



362 



Chapter 235. 



1921 



Takes effect 
passage. 



the following instead thereof: Section 1. The Nashua Manufac- 
turing Company is hereby authorized to increase its capital stock 
to an amount not exceeding fifteen million dollars, and to divide 
its capital stock into different classes of shares, giving to any class 
such preferences, restrictions or disabilities in liquidation and in 
respect to dividends, voting power and otherwise as it may deem 
expedient. And whenever said corporation shall retire any re- 
deemable shares previously issued by it or otherwise reduce its out- 
standing capital stock, it may thereafter issue new stock of the 
same or a different class in place of the stock so retired, so long as 
the total amount of its capital stock actually issued and outstanding 
at any one time does not exceed the limit herein prescribed. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 235. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER 217 OF THE LAWS OF 1887, AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 273 OF THE LAWS OF 1907 RELATING TO THE 
CHARTER OF THE UNDERWRITERS FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Charter of Underwriters' Fire Ins. 
Co. amended; may effect various 
kinds of insurance. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Bouse of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 



Charter of 
Underwriters' 
Fire Ins. Co. 
amended; may 
effect various 
kinds of insur- 
ance. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. In addition to the powers heretofore granted to the 
Underwriters Fire Insurance Company, said company is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to make and effect insurance on motor 
vehicles, their fittings and contents, and use and occupancy, against 
loss or damage resulting from accident, theft, collision or other 
causes. 

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



[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



1921' 



Chapters 236, 237. 
CHAPTER 236. 



363 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE MANUFACTURERS & MERCHANTS MUTUAL 
INSURANCE COMPANY TO MAKE AND EFFECT INSURANCE ON MOTOR 
VEHICLES, THEIR FITTINGS AND CONTENTS, AND USE AND OCCUPANCY, 
AGAINST LOSS OR DAMAGE RESULTING PROM ACCIDENT, THEFT, COL- 
LISION OR OTHER CAUSES. 



Section 

1. Charter of Manufacturers and 
Merchants Mut. Ins. Co. amend- 
ed; authorized to effect various 
kinds of insurance. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



In addition to the powers now possessed by law by S^^^*?*" °^ 

'■ '■ J J Manufacturers 



Section 1. 
the Manufacturers & Merchants Mutual Insurance Company, said and Me'rcliants 



company is hereby authorized and empowered to make and effect amended^;" au- 
insurance on motor vehicles, their fittings and contents, and use va^Ious*^ kinds^o/' 
and occupancy, against loss or damage resulting from accident, insurance. 
theft, collision or other causes. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 237. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 314 OF THE LAWS OF 1913 IN RE- 
LATION TO THE PHENIX MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CON- 
CORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Charter of Phenix Mut. Fire Ins. 
Co. amended; authorized to effect 
various kinds of insurance. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. In addition to the powers heretofore granted to the charter of 
Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Company, said company is hereby ins^.° Co. amen 
authorized and empowered to make and effect insurance on motor ^J = g^^^t^^^^^'^^fj 
"vehicles, their fittings and contents, and use and occupancy, against ^j^^^^ °^ '"^^'^ 



364 



Chapters 238, 239. 



[1921 



loss or damage resulting from accident, theft, collision or other 
causes. 
vassise.^^''^ °° SpcT. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 175 OF THE LAWS OF 1887, RE- 
LATING TO THE CAPITAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF CONCORD, 
NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Sectio> 



Charter of Capital Fire Ins. Co. amended ; authorized to effect 
various kinds of insurance. 



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



Section 1. In addition to the powers heretofore granted to the 



Charter of Capi- 
tal Fire Ins. Co. . 

amended; au- Capital tire Insurance Company, said company is hereby author- 

thorized to effect -t-i -, . -, -\ i^ j_ • ''^i 

various kinds of ized and empowered to make and eiiect insurance against loss or 
msurauce. damage resulting from riot' and civil commotion, and sprinkler 

leakage, and to make and effect registered mail insurance. 



[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 239. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HOME ASSOCIA- 
TION, KEENE, N, H. 



Section 








1. 


Knights of Columbus 


Home 


Asso- 




elation of Keene, N. 


H., 


incorpor- 




ated. 








2. 


Corporate powers. 








3. 


Board of directors. 








4. 


Powers of directors. 









Members of corporation. 
Corporation may acquire real 

tate. 
Mortgage and bonds. 
Reservation clause. 
Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That George F. T. Trask, John H. Fitzgerald, Jos- 
eph Madden, John M. Duffy, Eugene Callahan, John J. Higgins, 



Knights of Co- 
lumbiis Home As- 
sociation of 

£co"rporat'ed"" William T. Shea. ' Johu J. McDonough, George J. B. McCushing, 



3921] Chapter 239. 365 

Michael Martin, Robert F. Carroll, E. A. Tracy, A. A. Pratte, 
Daniel E. O'Neil, Thomas Heffron, and Michael Griffin, all of 
Keene be and they are hereby constituted a corporation by the 
name of the Knights of Columbus Home Association of Keene, N. 
H., and they and such others as shall be duly elected members of 
said corporation shall be and remain a body corporate by said 
name from the passage of this act for the purpose of obtaining 
and furnishing a home or building for the use of Keene Council 
No. 819, Knights of Columbus. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation, by that name, may sue and be sued, corporate 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall po'^'^^s- 
have power to take, acquire, and hold real and personal estate to 
an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars for the 
purpose of maintaining, providing, and furnishing a home for said 
Council. 

Sect. 3. The conduct of the affairs of said corporation shall Board of 
be vested in a board of directors to be elected by said corporation 
in accordance with the by-laws. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and make Powers of 
such rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary, may de- '^"■^'^*''''^- 
termine the number, time and manner of choosing its officers, pre- 
scribe and define their respective duties, and may from time to 
time alter, amend, and modify its by-laws, rules, and regulations 
as therein provided. 

Sect. 5. All persons now members of said Keene Council No. Members of 
819, Knights of Columbus, and all persons hereafter duly elected ""''^'^'^ '°°* 
members of said Council shall thereupon become members of said 
corporation, and any person who shall cease to be a member of 
said Council shall thereupon cease to be a member of said corpora- 
tion, and in that event all his rights in said corporation shall 
cease, and any office which he may hold in said corporation shall 
become vacant. 

Sect. 6. The said corporation shall have the right to contract corporation may 
for the purpose of establishing a home for said Keene Council No. H^^^'J" ""^^^ 
819, Knights of Columbus, and may sell, dispose of, mortgage, or 
encumber said real estate by mortgage deed to secure its notes, 
bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness. 

Sect. 7. If said corporation executes a mortgage to secure its Mortgage and 
bonds, it may receive said bonds from any of the holders thereof 
as a donation, but in that case the said bonds shall be cancelled and 
not reissued. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter and amend this act when Reservation 

, , - . -, . ^ clause. 

the public good requires. 
Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Jas^'sage!^'"'* °° 

[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



366 



Chapter 240. 



192] 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 184, LAWS OF 1897, AS AMENDED 
BY CHAPTER 221, LAWS OF 1899, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 329, 

LAWS OP 1903, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 330, LAWS OF 1911, RE- 
• NEWING CERTAIN RIGHTS, POWERS AND PRIVILEGES OF THE DALTON 

POWER COMPANY, 



Section 

1. Charter of Dalton Power Co. 

amended. 

2. May organize under name of Gil- 

man Paper Company. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage; proviso as 
to operation of Public Statutes, 
chapter 14, section 5. 



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



Charter of Dal- 
ton Power Co. 
amended. 



May organize 
under name of 
Gilman Paper 
Company. 



Takes effect on 
passage; proviso 
as to operation 
of Public Stat- 
utes, chapter 14, 
section 5. 



Section 1. The rights, powers, privileges and franchises con- 
ferred upon the Dalton Power Company by chapter 184, Laws of 
1897, as amended by chapter 221, Laws of 1899, as amended by 
chapter 329, Laws of 1903, as amended by chapter 330, Laws of 
1911, in so far as they pertain to the undeveloped power included 
within said acts, are hereby re-enacted, revived and extended for 
the period of six years from the passage of this act. Said corpora- 
tion shall be in all respects subject to supervision by the public 
service commission as if incorporated under the general law provid- 
ing for the formation of voluntary corporations. 

Sect. 2. The Dalton Power Company is hereby authorized and 
empowered to reorganize under the provisions of chapter 92, Laws 
of 1919 under the name of Gilman Paper Company, and upon said 
reorganization all rights, powers, privileges and franchises hereby 
conferred upon said Dalton Power Company are hereby transferred 
to and conferred upon said Gilman Paper Company. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage and the pro- 
visions of section 5, chapter 14 of the Public Statutes shall not ap- 
ply hereto if said Dalton Power Company shall reorganize as pro- 
vided in section 2 of this act within ninety days from the passage 
of this act. 



[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapters 241, 242. 
CHAPTER 241. 



367 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE LANCASTER VIL- 
LAGE FIRE PRECINCT. 

Sectiox Sectiox 

1. Annual meetings since 1899 legal- 2. Takes effect on passage. 

ized. 

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

Section 1. That all the annual meetings of the Lancaster Vil- Annual meetings 
lage Fire Precinct, held since the year 1899, are hereby legalized, fegaiized. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

passage. 



[Approved March 23, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 242. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE WALPOLE ELECTRIC LIGHT 
AND POVtTER COMPANY. 



Section • 

1. Charter extended. 

2. Subjecting corporation to super- 

vision of public service commis- 
sion. 



Section 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. All the rights, powers, privileges and franchises Charter extended, 
conferred upon the Walpole Electric Light and Power Company 
by chapter 208 of the Laws of 1899, as amended by chapters 204 
and 318 of the Laws of 1903, and chapter 220 of the Laws of 1905, 
are hereby renewed and extended for a period of ten years from 
March 1, 1919. 

Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt the f^t'^j.^j^'^'l^^^^^p^g^P^- 
corporation hereby created from the supervision of the public serv- '^i^ion ^^ puwic 

. . . ... service commis- 

ice commission m respect to capitalization, engaging m business sion. 
in territory already served by other utilities, character of service, 
rates for service, or in any other particular, but said corporation 
shall be in all respects subject to the supervision as if incorporated 



368 Chapter 243. [1921 

imder the general law providing for the formation of voluntary 
corporations. 

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



Takes effect on 
passage. 



[Approved March 29, 1921.; 



CHAPTER 243. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 2 AND 4 OF CHAPTER 187 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1895, RELATING TO THE JOHN M. HUNT HOME. 

Section | Section 

1. Charter amended. I 2. Property exempted from taxation. 

Be it enacted 1)1/ the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 

Charter SECTION 1. Scction 2 of chapter 187 of the Laws of 1895 en- 

amended. . ^ 

titled "An Act to incorporate the John M. Hunt Home" is hereby 

amended by striking out the word "five" in the fifth line of said 
section and substituting in place thereof the word eight, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 2. Said corp- 
oration is hereby authorized to establish and maintain in the city 
of Nashua an institution for the support and maintenance of aged 
couples and aged men, and for that purpose may take and hold 
real and personal estate, by donation, bequest, or otherwise, not 
exceeding eight hundred thousand dollars, and may convey or dis- 
pose of the same at pleasure ; and may erect and maintain build- 
ings and appurtenances as may be deemed necessary for the pur- 
poses of the corporation and the carrying out the terms of dona- 
tions and bequests. 
fd°from taSn. ^ECT. 2. Scction 4 of chapter 187, Laws of 1895, is hereby 
amended by striking out all of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: Sect. 4. Said corporation being a chari- 
table corporation all of its property is hereby exempted from taxa- 
tion, provided the city government and mayor of the city of 
Nashua approve such exemption. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapter 244, 
CHAPTER 244. 



369 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MARY E. HUNT HOME FOR AGED WOMEN. 



SECTION 

1. Certain pei'sons to be a body politic. 

2. Powers of corporation. 

3. By-laws. 

4. Members of corporation. 



Section 

5. First me^jtiiig. 

6. Exemption from taxation. 

7. Reservation clause; takes 

on passage. 



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



Section 1. That Arthur G. Shattuck, James H. Hunt, Edward Certain persons 
H. Wason, Frank E. Kittredge, Albert J. McKean, and John R. politic.'' ^°^^ 
Spring, all of Nashua, their associates and successors, be and hereby 
are made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Mary E. 
Hunt Home for Aged Women, and by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and 
shall have and exercise all the powers and privileges and be sub- 
ject to all the liabilities by law incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and Powers of 
maintain in the city of Nashua an institution for the support, care *'°''^°'"^ '°°' 
and maintenance of aged and destitute women who are believers in 
the Protestant religion and residents of the state of New Hamp- 
shire, and for that purpose may take, acquire and hold real and 
personal estate by lease, purchase, donation, bequest or otherwise, 
to an amount not exceeding eight hundred thousand dollars, and 
may convey or dispose of the same at pleasure; and may erect 
and maintain such buildings and appurtenances as may be deemed 
necessary for the purposes of the corporation and the carrying out 
of the terms of donations and bequests. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and rules for By-iaws. 
the government of its proceedings and the management of its af- 
fairs as its members may deem expedient, not inconsistent with the 
laws of the state, and may determine the number, time and manner 
of choosing its officers, may prescribe and define their respective 
duties, and may, from time to time, alter, amend and modify its 
by-laws, rules and regulations, as therein provided. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may at any meeting fill any vacancies Members of 
in its membership or elect additional members in such manner as ''°'^°'"^ '""' 
the by-laws shall provide, but only such persons as believe in the 
Protestant religion shall be thus elected. 

Sect. 5. Any one of the persons named in section 1 of this act First meeting. 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by mailing postpaid 
to the post office address of each of the persons named in this act 



370 



Chapter 245. 



[1921 



a notice of such meeting, at least five days prior to the date fixed 
for said meeting. 
Exemption from Sect. 6. Said Corporation being a charitable corporation, all 
of its property is hereby exempted from taxation, provided the city 
government and mayor of the city of Nashua approve such exemp- 
tion. 

daus7r"t?kes ef- ^^^^^ ^- "^^^^ legislature may alter, amend or repeal any of the 
feet on passage, provisions of this act whenever the public good may require it, and 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO DARTMOUTH COLLEGE, AND BEING AN AMEND- 
MENT OP SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 43 OF THE LAWS OF 1893. 



Section 

1. Charter of Dartmouth College 
amended. 



Takes effect on passage; reserva- 
tion clause. 



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

South'" CoLg^''''*' Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 43 of the Laws of 1893 
amended. by Striking out the w^ord "five" at the end and inserting in place 

thereof the word seven, so that said section as amended shall read : 
Section 1. The trustees of Dartmouth College may hold a legal 
meeting at any time, upon such notice as may be prescribed by a 
rule adopted by them, and, in filling vacancies in the board, may 
elect persons not resident in New Hampshire to a number not ex- 
ceeding seven. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but may 
tion clause. ' at any time be altered, amended or repealed by the legislature. 



[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



1921' 



Chapters 246, 247. 



371 



CHAPTER 246. 

ACT TO INCREASE THE SALARY OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF 

NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Salary of mayor of Nashua fixed. 

2. E.xpense fund. 



C'TION- 

3. Mayor to submit statement of dis- 

bursements. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. From and after the thirty-first dav of December, ^/'^^^ °^ "^^^^^Z 

•' " 'of Nashua fixed. 

1920, the salary of the mayor of the city of Nashua shall be two 
thousand dollars ($2,000) per annum and payable in equal quar- 
terly payments. 

Sect. 2. There shall be created by the city of Nashua an ex- Expense fund, 
pense fund for use of the mayor of the city of Nashua of the sura 
of five hundred dollars ($500) which shall be under the control of 
the city treasurer. Said fund shall be used in the payment of ex- 
penses incurred by the mayor of the city of Nashua in his official 
capacity. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the mayor of the city of Nashua ^7"'" \° ?^^'?" 

*' *' -^ statement of dis- 

to submit a detailed report as soon as practicable in each year to bursements. , 
the finance committee of said city of Nashua, of the disbursements " 
made by him from said fund. At the end of the fiscal year, pro- 
viding there be a balance remaining from said fund, it shall revert 
to the city of Nashua. 

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

'■ 1 o passage. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 247. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD AND CITY OF DOVER TO 
CONTRACT IN RELATION TO PROTECTION AGAINST FIRE. 



Section [ 
1. Dover and Rollinsfovd authorized 

to contract for protection of lat- | 

ter against fire. I 



2. Repealing clause; 
passage. 



takes effect on 



f}p ,•• ,.,,,.^/..j h^, fj.,p Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge^p'"--^ Criirf eonveyied • 



Section 1. The city of Dover may furnish to the town of Rol- T;>over and Kni- 
linsforrl sii^h assistance for the protection against, and the extin- ized to contract 



372 



Chapter 248. 



[1921 



latter against fire. 



Repealing clause 
takes effect on 
passage. 



through the services of its fire department and fire fighting appara- 
tus, as may be agreed upon by said city and town ; and the town 
of Rollinsford may raise and appropriate the sums agreed to be 
paid for the same. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 248. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 11, LAWS OF 1813, APPROVED JUNE 
16, 1813, BEING THE CHARTER OP KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY. 



Section 

1. Charter of Kimball Union Acad- 
emy amended. 



DCTIOV 

2. Charter further amended. 

3. Takes effect on passage; 

tion clause. 



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



Charter of Ki 
ball Union A 
emy amended 



Charter further 
amended. 



Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 11, Laws of 1813, approved 
June 16, 1813, being the charter of Kimball Union Academy, is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "one half nor more than 
two thirds" and substituting therefor the word three and by add- 
ing at the end of said section the words and members of the Con- 
gregational or Presbyterian Church, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : Sect. 2. And be it further enacted that 
the Union Academy shall be under the care, superintendence and 
control of a board of trustees, consisting of thirteen members, in- 
cluding the principal instructor of said Academy, who shall al- 
ways be, ex officio, one of said board, seven of whom shall be a 
quorum to do business ; and not less than three of said board of 
trustees, shall be ordained ministers of the gospel and members of 
the Congregational or Presbyterian Church. 

Sect. 2. Section 5 of said chapter is hereby amended by strik- 
ing out the words "shall, each, be a regular member of some Con- 
gregational or Presbyterian Church" and substituting therefor the 
following words: each instructor shall be a regular member of 
some evangelical church ; so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows : Sect. 5. And be it further enacted, that the trustees 
and instructors of the Union Academy shall be professors of the 



1921] Chapters 249, 250. 373 

Christian religion, and each instructor shall be a regular member 
of some evangelical church. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but may at Takes, effect 
any time be altered, amended or repealed by the legislature. 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 249. 



AN ACT TO CONFIRM AND LEGALIZE THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OP THE 
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING HOLDEN IN NEWPORT MARCH 8, 1921. 



Section 

1. Annual town meeting of Newport 
of 1921 legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effe3t on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the votes and proceedings of the annual town Annual town 

^ meeting of 

meeting holden at Newport on March 8, 1921, be, and hereby are, port of 1921 
confirmed and legalized. 



New- 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. passage^^*'* °° 

[Approved March 29, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 250. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE AWARD OF COOS COUNTY BONDS. 



Section 

1. Award of Coos county bonds legal- 
ized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The award to Merrill, Oldham & Company on Award of Coos 
March 19, 1921 by the county commissioners of Coos county of the ^egriiled.""^ 
Coos County Funding Bonds in the amount of $50,000 dated April 
1, 1921, authorized by act entitled "An Act to authorize the County 
of Coos to issue bonds" approved February 17, 1921, is hereby de- 



374 



Chapter 251. 



1921 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Glared to be legal and valid notwithstanding any deficiency in 
manner of publication of notice for bids for said bonds. The 
county treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to issue and 
deliver said bonds in the form prepared by The First National 
Bank of Boston, Mass., without further vote of said county com- 
missioners. 

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

[Approved March 30, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 251. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OP THE TOV^N OP NEW- 
CASTLE TO EXCEED ITS LIMITS OP BONDED INDEBTEDNESS AS PIXED BY 
CHAPTER 129 OP THE LAWS OP 1917. 



Sectiox 

1. Additional indebtedness of New- 
castle authorized. 



.Sectiox 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Additional in- 
debtedness of 
Newcastle au- 
thorized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The school district of the town of Newcastle is 
hereby authorized to incur indebtedness in an amount not to ex- 
ceed fifteen thousand dollars for the purpose of the construction 
and equipment of school buildings and said amount to be in addi- 
tion to the amount already authorized by the provisions of chapter 
129, Laws of 1917. 

Sect. 2. This act takes effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 30, 1921.] 



1921 



Chapters 252, 253. 



375 



CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PHENIX MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY 
OF CONCORD, N. H., TO INCREASE ITS GUARANTY CAPITAL. 

Section Section 

1. Phenix Mut. Fire Ins. Co., increase 2. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

of guaranty capital authorized. passage. 

. / 

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

Section 1. The Phenix Mutual Fire Insurance Company is S''co.!^i'n- ^"^^ 
hereby authorized and empowered to increase its guaranty capital crease of guar- 

-.. ^r^^r^ r^r^r^ ry 1 • IT ^Uty Capital aU" 

to an amount not exceeding $200,000. Such increase may be made thorized. 
from time to time by a majority vote of any stockholders meeting, 
the call for which shall give notice of its purpose ; it may also be 
made in the manner provided by any general laws relating to vol- 
untary corporations which shall be in force at the time of such in- 
crease. Any portion of the guaranty capital may be issued upon 
such terms of preference as to dividends, or upon liquidation, and 
with respect to the voting power, as may be provided for in the 
votes of resolution in pursuance of which the same may be issued. 
The stockholders of the guaranty capital may receive dividends 
amounting to not more than 12 per cent, of the paid in capital in 
any one year. 

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

^ 1 m> • takes effect on 

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



[Approved March 31, 1921. 



CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM TO ISSUE BONDS TO 
REFUND BONDS OF THE COUNTY BECOMING DUE OCTOBER 1, 1921. 



Section 

1. Commissioners of Rockingham Coun- 
ty, upon vote of convention auth- 
orized to issue refunding bonds. 



Section 

2. Date of bonds: maturity; interest; 

how to be executed; sale. 

3. Bona /idr holder. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 



Section 1. The commissioners of the county of Rockingham are commissioners of 
hereby authorized to issue by vote of the county convention, in countyf upSn 



376 Chapter 253. [1921 



vote of conven- coupoii Or Other form as it may determine, bonds in the aggregate 



tion, authorized 



to issue refund- principal amount of thirty-four thousand dollars, for the 



ing bonds, 



purpose 



of raising funds for the payment of thirty-four thousand dollars 
of the thirty-five thousand dollars "Rockingham County Funding 
Bonds of 1901" issued under authority of an act approved Febru- 
ary 20, 1901 entitled: "An Act to permit the County of Rocking- 
ham to issue bonds to secure its floating indebtedness and refund 
bonds of the county becoming due October 1, 1901." 
Date of bonds; Sect. 2. Said bouds shall be dated October 1, 1921, shall be 
^^^!"how'to'beTxe-Payable three thousand dollars on October 1 of each year of the 
cuied: sale. yg^i-g 1922 to 1925 iuclusivc and two thousand dollars on October 1 
of each of the years 1926 to 1936 inclusive, shall bear interest 
at a rate not exceeding five per cent, per annum payable semi-an- 
nually, shall be signed by at least two of the county commissioners, 
countersigned by the county treasurer, and bear on face a certifi- 
cate of registration signed by the clerk of the superior court of said 
county. The coupons annexed shall bear the facsimile signature 
of the county treasurer. The county commissioners may sell the 
said bonds at not less than par, at public sale after publication of 
notice at least once each week for three successive weeks, the first 
publication being at least twenty-one days before the day of open- 
ing bids, reserving, however, the right to reject any and all said 
bids, and may sell at private sale all or any of said bonds not thus 
sold. Said bonds shall be denominated on face Rockingham County 
Refunding Bonds of 1921. Other particulars as to the form, issu- 
ance and sale of said bonds not fixed herein or by vote of the 
commissioners may be determined by the county treasurer. 
JUnw fuu Sect. 3. Said bonds purporting on face to be issued by virtue 

and in pursuance of this act, shall in favor of 5o/?a ixde holders be 
conclusively presumed to have been authorized and issued in ac- 
cordance with provisions herein contained ; and no holder thereof 
shall be obliged to see to the application of the proceeds. The 
county shall annually raise by taxation a sum sufficient to pay the 
amounts of principal and interest of said bonds payable each year. 

Takes effect on gE^rp^ ^ rpj^j^, ^^ j^l^^jj ^^|^g ^1^^^^ ^^ -^ j^^. passage, 

passage. ' i o 

[Approved March 31, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapters 254, 255. 



377 



CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF OSSIPEE TO EXEMPT FROM TAXA- 
TION THE PROPERTY OF THE OSSIPEE WATER AND ELECTRIC COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Exemption of Ossipee Water and 
Electric Co. from local taxation 
authorized. 



Section' 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Ossipee is hereby authorized to exempt Exemption of 
from local taxation all the property of the Ossipee Water and and ^ELctrk'' co. 
Electric Company for a term of ten years from Apjil 1, 1921, f -^T ^^"^^irizer' 
by majority vote at its annual town meeting. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. "^'^kes effect on 

'■ ^ '=> passage. 

[Approved April 1, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

an ACT REFERRING TO TAXATION OF THE DANBURY LIGHT AND POWER 
COMPANY. 

Sectiox I Section' 

1. Danbury Light and Power Co., 2. Takes effect on passage, 

town may exempt from taxation. 

Be it enact ed bij the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened; 



Section 1. That the town of Danbury by majority vote at its Jjf^"^^J^gJ^^g^'_ 
annual town meeting is hereby authorized and empowered to ex- to^^n may ex- 
empt from local taxation for a period or ten years from April l,tion. 
1921, the plant and improvements of the Danbury Light and Power 
Company. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 1, 1921.] 



378 



Chapter 256. 
CHAPTER 256. 



[1921 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE OSSIPEE GROUP OF THE YOUNG MEN S 
CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Ossipee Young Men's Christian As- 

sociation incorporated. 

2. Bylaws. 



Sectiox 

3. Powers of corporation. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Ossipee Young 
Men's Christian 
Association in- 
corporated. 



Powers of 
corporation. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. William C. Sinclair, Walter C. Meloon, Calvin A, 
Meloon, "William E. Currier and Leon C. Jones, their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a body politic and corporate by 
the name of the Ossipee Group of the Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation of Ossipee for social, charitable, fraternal, benevolent 
and community purposes ; and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
have all the powers, rights, duties and liabilities of similar corpora- 
tions. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may enact by-laws providing for the 
control and management of the corporate property ; and may con- 
duct musical, literary, dramatic and social entertainments. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation for the purposes aforesaid, may pur- 
chase, take, lease, and hold by deed, gift or otherwise real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and may improve, encumber, lease, sell and convey, or 
otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure under the conditions by 
which said property or any portion thereof may have been re- 
ceived. 

Sect. 4. The first two persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each of the 
others at least two days before the date of such meeting. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1921.] 



1921] Chapter 257. 379 

CHAPTER 257. 

AN ACT TO VALIDATE THE ACTION AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IN 
LEBANON ON MARCH 8, 1921, RELATIVE TO ISSUING BONDS, AND FOR 
OTHER PURPOSES. 



"TI 


3X 


Sectiox 


1. 


Action of Lebanon at town meet- 


3. Contribution to new bridge by 




ing of 1921 as to issuing of 


railroad. 




bonds validated. 


4. Other necessary highways author- 


2. 


Xew highway to a new bridge au- 


ized. 




thorized. 


5. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The action of the town of Lebanon at the annual Action of Leb- 
meeting held on March 8, 1921, relative to issuing bonds to themee'ting of°l92i 
aggregate amount of sixty thousand dollars for the purpose of bonds vlffied! 
raising money for the construction of a new bridge across the 
Mascoma river to replace Hubbard Bridge, so called, in said town, 
is hereby ratified and confirmed ; and said town is hereby author- 
ized to issue said bonds or such portion thereof as may be required, 
in the manner and upon the terms as provided and authorized in 
the vote relating thereto as passed at said meeting, for the purpose 
of constructing a bridge and approaches thereto upon the new 
location recommended by the report of the bridge committee ac- 
cepted at said meeting, either upon agreement with the railroad as 
contemplated by said vote or in pursuance of section 3 of this act, 
or of constructing a bridge and approaches upon or adjacent to 
the old location of the Hubbard Bridge, as may be determined by 
said bridge committee. 

Sect. 2. If said bridge committee shall decide to construct anv New highway to 

1 • T T • 111 • f. 1 TT i' ^^ I16W bridge au- 

new bridge upon or adjacent to the old location or the Hub- thorized. 
bard Bridge, as referred to in the preceding section, the 
town of Lebanon is authorized to lay out a new highway 
as required for such purpose or to raise the grade and 
increase the width of the travelled portion of the exist- 
ing highway leading to and across £uch bridge and over 
and across the railroad track of the Northern Railroad east- 
erly of said Hubbard Bridge. Any such new highway shall be laid 
out and such record thereof shall be made in the manner provided 
by the statutes applicable thereto. Any such change in grade or 
width of the travelled portion of the existing highway shall be 
made by order of the board of selectmen of said town, recorded in 
the town records. It shall be the duty of the proprietors of said 
railroad to construct the portion of any such new highway which 
passes over such railroad or to reconstruct the portion of the exist- 
ing highway which passes over said railroad, in either case in- 



380 



Chapter 257. 



1921 



Contribution to 
new bridge by 
railroad. 



Other necessary 

highways 

authorized. 



eluding any bridge and abutments thereof which may be neces- 
sary and the approaches thereto, at the grade and of the width 
adopted by the town for the travelled portion of either such high- 
way. In case such proprietors shall fail to construct such portion 
of the highway (including any bridge over the railroad and the 
abutments and approaches thereto) as above provided, season- 
ably to accommodate the public travel over the same after any such 
new bridge constructed by the town shall be completed for travel 
thereon, they shall forfeit to the town a sum equivalent to twenty- 
five dollars for each day of their default, said penalty to be recov- 
ered by the town in an action of debt. 

Within six months after such proprietors shall have complied 
with the foregoing provisions, they may petition the public service 
commission for a determination of the question whether the town 
of Lebanon should contribute any portion of the cost thereof and 
if so what portion. Said commission shall give notice and hear 
the parties and if upon due consideration of all the facts it shall 
be of opinion that any portion of such cost should be borne by 
the town of Lebanon, it shall determine the amount thereof and 
render its decision accordingly ;- and thereupon said proprietors 
shall be entitled to recover said amount from said town in an action 
of debt. 

Sect. 3. In case the bridge committee referred to in section 1, 
with the concurrence of the selectmen, shall decide so to do, the 
town of Lebanon is authorized to construct a bridge across the 
Mascoma river to replace the Hubbard Bridge, so called, and ex- 
tending also across the railroad track of the Northern Railroad 
easterly of said Hubbard Bridge, in such location as shall be de- 
termined by said bridge committee and selectmen, and to lay out 
such new highway as may be required for the purpose. It shall be 
the duty of the proprietors of said railroad to contribute such por- 
tion of the cost of said bridge and the approaches thereto as shall 
represent its just and reasonable share of the cost of construction 
and future maintenance of such bridge and its approaches. If the 
town and the proprietors are unable to agree as to the amount of 
such contribution, the town may petition the public service com- 
mission for the determination thereof. Said commission shall give 
notice and hear the parties and upon due consideration of all the 
facts shall determine the amount of such contribution and render 
its decision accordingly ; thereupon said town shall be entitled to 
recover said amount from said proprietors in an action of debt. 
After paying the amount of such contribution as agreed upon or 
so determined, such proprietors shall be relieved of liability for the 
maintenance of such bridge or any part thereof. 

Sect. 4. If in connection with constructing any such bridge as 
is authorized by this act it is necessary in the judgment of the 
selectmen of said town to lay out a tiew highway at grade across 



1921 



Chapter 258. 



381 



said railroad in order to furnish reasonable means of access to 
any property which would otherwise be cut off from the highway 
by the construction of such bridge, said selectmen are authorized to 
lay out such highway, in compliance with and subject to the pro- 
visions of chapter 159, section ^, of the Public Statutes, as amended 
by chapter 91, Laws of 1895, and modified by section 3 (a), chap- 
ter 164, Laws of 1911. 

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

[Approved April 6, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 258. 



AN ACT REIjATING TO THE POWERS OP THE BOARD OP PUBLIC WORKS OF 
THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. Charges for water rates in Ports- 
moutli to become a lien upon real 
estate. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



^Q Charges for 
" ater rates in 



Section 1. All charges as water rates for water furnished 
patrons in the city of Portsmouth shall become a lien upon any Portsmouth to 
real estate where said water is furnished, and said lien shall eon- up'oT\e\/Tstai 
tinue for one year from the last item charged in said water rates ; 
and said lien may be enforced by suit in behalf of said city ordered 
by the board of public works against the owner or owners of such 
real estate. The record in the office of said board of public works 
of the water rates and charges for water furnished as aforesaid 
shall be sufficient notice to maintain suit upon such lien against 
subsequent purchasers or attaching creditors of said real estate. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. passTge!*^''* "^ 



[Approved April 8, 1921. 



382 



Chapters 259, 2(50. 



1921 



CHAPTER 259. 

AN ACT RATIFYING AND LEGALIZING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING IN 
THE TOWN OF AUBURN. 



Meeting of Au- 
burn school dii 
trict legalized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



5BCTI0X 

1. Meeting of Auburn school district 
legalized. 



SEC'TIOX 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the action of the school district of the town of 
Auburn at a meeting of said school district held in that town on 
March 16, 1921, providing for the building of a new schoolhouse 
within a half a mile of Emerson's Corner, so called, and the vote 
to raise and appropriate five thousand dollars to build said school- 
house, be and hereby are legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 260. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PROPRIETORS OF PORTSMOUTH BRIDGE TO 
DISCONTINUE THE PUBLIC USE OF ITS BRIDGES AND TO SELL ITS PROP- 
ERTY AND FRANCHISES TO AND MERGE THE SAME WITH THE BOSTON 
AND MAINE RAILROAD. 



Authority given 
to discontinue 
maintenance of 
Portsmouth 
bridge. 



Section Section 

1. Authority given to discontinue 3. Authority given to discontinue 
maintenance of Portsmouth Ham's bridge, 
l^i-idge. 4. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Boston and Maine R. R. empow- 

ered to acquire Portsmouth 
Bridge property. 

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

Section 1. Upon completion and opening to travel of a new 
free bridge between Kittery, Maine, and Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire, under and by virtue of the provisions of chapter 90 of the 
New Hampshire Laws of 1919, the Proprietors of Portsmouth 
Bridge, a corporation chartered by the laws of this state and the 
laws of Maine, or the Boston and Maine Railroad, if before such 
opening of said new bridge it shall have acquired the property 
and franchises of said Proprietors of Portsmouth Bridge under 



1921] Chapter 260. • 383 

and pursuant to the subsequent provisions of this act, is hereby 
authorized and empowered to discontinue the public use of the 
bridge of said Proprietors of Portsmouth Bridge now maintained 
between said Kittery and Portsmouth consisting of one bridge ex- 
tending from said Kittery to Ham's Island, so called, in said Ports- 
mouth, and thereafterwards there shall be no duty or obligation 
on the part of said Proprietors of Portsmouth Bridge or of said 
Boston and Maine Railroad in the event above provided, to main- 
tain said bridge for the use of the public (other than the use of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad, its successors and assigns) upon 
payment of toll or otherwise. 

Sect. 2. The Boston and Maine Railroad is hereby authorized Boston and 
and empowered to acquire, and the Proprietors of Portsmouth powered 'to kc^™' 
Bridge to sell to said Boston and Maine Railroad, all or any part ^^f^ge ^prop^rty.'' 
of the property and franchises of said Proprietors of Portsmouth 
Bridge upon such terms and conditions as shall be authorized by 
majority votes of the directors and stockholders of said respective 
corporations taken and had at respective meetings thereof duly 
and legally called and held therefor ; and upon said acquisition by 
said Boston and Maine Railroad of said property and franchises 
of said Proprietors of Portsmouth Bridge, the same shall be deemed 
to be merged with said Boston and Maine Railroad and may be 
enjoyed and exercised by said Boston and Maine Railroad as fully 
and to the same extent and in the same manner as otherwise they 
might or could be enjoyed or exercised by said Proprietors of 
Portsmouth Bridge, and for all railroad purposes as heretofore ; 
provided, however, that no such sale or merger shall be valid and 
binding until the same and all the terms and conditions thereof 
shall have been approved by the public service commission. 

Sect. 3. The Proprietors of Portsmouth Bridge or the Boston Authority given 
and Maine Railroad, if it shall become the owner thereof under the Ham'f bridge! 
foregoing provisions of this act, are hereby authorized and empow- 
ered upon the completion and opening to travel of said new free 
bridge, to discontinue the public use of the bridge known as Ham's 
Bridge, extending from said Ham's Island to the mainland in said 
Portsmouth, unless requested by the city of Portsmouth, to trans- 
fer said bridge to said city of Portsmouth. But if said city of 
Portsmouth shall so request, then said proprietors or said Boston 
and Maine Railroad shall transfer said bridge to said city of 
Portsmouth, without compensation, and said city of Portsmouth 
is hereby authorized and empowered to accept a transfer of said 
bridge, and thereafter said proprietors or said railroad shall be 
relieved of any further duty or obligation to maintain or operate 
said Ham's Bridge for the use of the public upon payment of toll 
or otherwise. 

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

passage, 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



384 



Chapters 261, 262. 
CHAPTER 261. 



[1921 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF STRATFORD TO ISSUE WATER BONDS 
TO THE AMOUNT OF $115,000. 



Section 

1. Stratford empowered to issue water 
bonds to amount of $115,000. 



Section 

2. Takes effest on passage. 



Stratford empow- 
ered to issue 
water bonds to 
amount of 
$115,000. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Stratford may by major vote of those 
present and voting, at any annual, or special meeting of the voters 
of said town, issue bonds of the town not exceeding in the whole 
the sum of one hundred fifteen thousand dollars ($115,000) for 
the purpose of defraying the expense already incurred and to be 
incurred in the construction and completion of the water system 
authorized by the vote of the town at its annual meeting held on 
the second Tuesday of March, 1920, such bonds to be payable at 
such time or times as may be thought proper. 

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

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 262. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ETNA AND HANOVER CENTER TELEPHONE 
COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Etna and Hanover Center Tele- 

phone Co. incorporated. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Service may be limited to stock- 

holders. 

5. Power to purchase property, etc. 

6. Subject to supervision of public 

service commission. 



First meeting; officers; shares; 
by-laws. 

Certain voluntary companies to be 
dissolved. 

Takes effect when consent to as- 
sumption of name filed; reserva- 
tion clause. 



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



Etna and Han- SECTION 1. That Fraucis Y. Tuxbury, J. Walter Ferson, 
prone^'co.''''in'^'''*'' Gcorgo N. LaBombard, John A. Humiston and Harvey N. Camp, 
corporated". q^ ^f Hauovcr in the county of Grafton and state of New Hamp- 

shire, their associates, successors and assigns, shall be, and are 



1921] Chapter 262. 385 

hereby made a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Etna 
and Hanover Center Telephone Company, for the purpose of se- 
curing and maintaining telephone service for the mutual con- 
venience of its members resident in the villages of Etna and Han- 
over Center and vicinity ; and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and are 
hereby vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to 
all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of Capital stock. 
such number of shares of thirty-five dollars each as may be from 
time to time determined by the directors of said corporation, not 
exceeding in the whole the sum of five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpora- Meetings. 
tion shall be held at such times and places, and upon such notice 
as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation and such 
officers and agents may be chosen as therein provided. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is authorized to limit its teleplinne Service may be 
service to its stockholders if it shall so decide, since its object is holders. 
to secure telephone service at the lowest possible rates without 
payment of dividends upon its stock. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold Power to pur- 
in fee simple or otherwise any real and personal estate and to make Itc^^ Proper y. 
any contracts, and to perform any acts necessary and incident to 
the conducting of a telephone business. 

Sect. 6. Nothing in this act shall be construed to exempt the subject to super- 
corporation hereby created, from the supervision of the public service commis- 
service commission in respect to capitalization, engaging in busi- ^'°°" 
ness in territory already served by other utilities, character of serv- 
ice, rates for service or in any other particular not specifically 
authorized in this act. 

Sect. 7. Any two of the corporators named in this act may First meeting; 
call the first meeting of the corporation, by giving or mailing a ^f-iaws^ sbares: 
notice in writing to each of said corporators of the time and place 
of meeting, five days previous to said meeting, and at said meeting, 
or any adjourned meeting thereof or at any subsequent meeting, 
duly called, associates may be admitted and all proper officers 
chosen, the number of shares fixed, and such by-laws and regula- 
tions adopted as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect the 
purposes of this act. 

Sect. 8. The purpose of said corporation being to take over certain voiun- 
the properties of the Etna and Hanover Center Telephone Conv^t^e'dlSed. 
pany and the Etna Telephone Company now in operation, when 
the said company shall, with the approval of the public service 
commission, have taken over the properties of said voluntary com- 
panies, namely the Etna and Hanover Center and the Etna Tele- 
phone companies, then the said voluntary companies shall thereby 
be dissolved. 



386 



Chapter 263. 



1921 



lonHnftfJ^"'' Sect. 9. This act shall take effect when the consent in writing 

fi?ed^"°reservati?n ^^^ *^^^^ Company to take the same name shall be filed with the 

clause. secretary of the state of New Hampshire by the now existing Etna 

and Hanover Center Telephone Company, and the legislature may 

alter, amend or repeal the same whenever the public good requires. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 263. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE AS A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY THE FIRST BAPTIST 
SOCIETY OP FARMINGTON. 



Section 



Farmington First Baptist Society 
incorporated. 

Power to acquire property. 

Constitution and by-laws; meet- 
ings. 



Section 

4. First meeting; organization. 

5. Reservation clause; takes effect on 

passage ; charter fee exempted. 



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



ST'^fiftist So Section 1. That Fred A. Giles, Albert E. Carter, Wilbur C. 

ciety incorpo- Joncs, James B. Hayes, Horace H. Smith, Lizzie M. Carter and 
Emma I. Giles, all of Farmington in the county of Strafford, and 
associate members of the First Freewill Baptist Society of said 
Farmington, an unincorporated religious body organized in the 
year of our Lord 1854, as an auxiliary and subsidiary body of the 
First Freewill Baptist Church of said Farmington, and their asso- 
ciate members of said society, and their successors, shall be and 
are hereby made a body politic and corporate, as a religious society, 
by the name of the First Baptist Society of Farmington, and said 
First Freewill Baptist Church is authorized to amend its by-laws 
and change its name in harmony herewith, and said corporation 
shall have and enjoy all the privileges and powers, and be subject 
to all the duties and liabilities incident to corporations of a similar 
nature ; and said unincorporated association shall be merged in the 
corporation hereby created, which shall assume all duties and liabili- 
ties, and be vested with all material benefits and interests of every 
name and nature, both in enjoyment and in expectancy, now im- 
posed upon or enjoyed by said unincorporated association. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may acquire by purchase or other- 
wise real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars, and may receive and hold gifts, donations or be- 
quests, absolutely or in trust, as they may be made, for the benefit 
of said corporation, and may convey and transmit the same in 



Power to acquire 
property. 



1921" 



Chapter 264. 



387 



accordance with the law relating to such property, owned or held 
by church societies or corporations. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt regulations for its gov- ?oi*stiiution and 

, . ,, p J, j_-/ ,■ IT T 1 . by-laws; meet- 

ernment m the lorm oi a constitution or by-laws or both, not m- mgs. 
consistent with law, and may provide for their alteration or amend- 
ment; and the annual and all special meetings of the corporation 
shall be held at such times and places, and upon such notice, as 
may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Two or more of the corporators herein named may First meeting; 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving notice in -^^.^•(-,o'^ea"'''at'o'i- 
ing to each of the corporators of the time and place of such meet- 
ing or by leaving the same at his last and usual place of abode, 
and by posting attested copies thereof at the place of meeting, and 
at one or more public places in said Farmington, at least seven 
days before the day of the meeting; and at said meeting or any 
adjourned meeting thereof, associates may be admitted, all proper 
officers chosen, and such by-laws and regulations adopted as may 
be deemed necessary to carry into effect the purposes of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 5. This act may be altered, amended or repealed when- Reservation 

1 IT T • T T • 1 n 1 «. • clause: takes e£- 

ever the public good requires, and this act shall take effect upon its feet on passage; 
passage, and the corporation hereby created is exempt from the empted. 
payment of any fees to the state on account of its charter or other- 
wise. 

[Approved April 8, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 264. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LAYING OUT OP HIGHWAYS IN THE TOW^N OF 
GOFFSTOWN. 



Section 

1. Goffstown : plan of division of land 

into lots proposed to be sold shall 
be submitted to selectmen for ap- 
proval; vchat plan shall contain. 

2. No work to be done on proposed 

highway until plan submitted. 



Section 

3. No highway to be laid out until 

approval of plan. 

4. Appeal from refusal to lay out. 

5. 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 ^^o^^town : plan 
ap into lots any tract of land in the town of Goffstown, for the land into lots 
purpose of selling the same either publicly or privately, shall be- fo'i'd"Sl'aii be sub- 



388 Chapter 264. [1921 

Sen^for''a?"'' ^^^^ ^^^^ ^^^® prepare and submit a plan of said tract of land to 
provai; what the Selectmen of said town. Such plan shall plainly show the num- 

plan shall contain. , . ^, . ,.,, f, . 

ber, size, and location of the lots, the location and width of all pro- 
posed higliways, and tlie location of the tract of land with refer- 
ence to an existing highway. The location of said tract of land 
shall also be plainly marked on the ground with suitable stakes. If 
the plan shall meet with the approval of said selectmen, it shall 
be their duty to plainly mark the plan "Approved," so that in- 
tending purchasers of lots shall have knowledge of approval. In 
ease said selectmen shall disapprove' of the proposed plan, they 
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 town clerk, and shall transmit a like statement 
to the owner of the land and shall inform the owner what their 
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 said selectmen, as thus set forth, which they 
shall mark "Approved" as hereinbefore provided. 
d^TnJ^on^ ^ro^osed Sect. 2. No labor shall be performed upon any proposed high- 
^Ifll'^^Jv™"!!',, ^""^^y mentioned in section 1, either grading, excavating, filling or 
construction of gutters, culverts or water courses whereby the 
natural flow or drainage of the water will be turned or diverted 
from its common course, or whereby any existing highway will be 
injured by the construction of any proposed highway leading 
thereto, by any person, firm or corporation proposing to cut up 
into lots any tract of land in the town of Goffstown for the purpose 
of selling the same either publicly or privately until said persons, 
firms or corporations have prepared and submitted a plan of said 
highways the same as for the sale of land in section 1. 
No highway to be Sect. 3. No such liigliway shall be laid out by the selectmen 
p^rovaTof plan. of Said Goffstowu Until sucli plan or plans have been submitted 
to and approved by them as provided in sections 1 and 2; but it 
shall not be obligatory upon said selectmen to lay out any proposed 
highway because of the approval of any such plan by them as afore- 
said. 
Appeal from re- Sect. 4. In casc the Selectmen refuse to av-eopt and lay out 

fusal to lay out. ^ , , , . , . 

any such highway, appeal may be taken to the superior court m 
the same manner as now provided by law in the laying out of high- 
ways. 
Takes effect on ^^qt. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

pESS3>g6« 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



plan submitted. 



1921] 



Chapters 265, 266. 



389. 



CHAPTER 265. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF NASHUA TO ERECT A STATUE TO THE 
MEMORY OF GENERAL JOHN G. FOSTER. 



Skction 

1. Nashua authorized to erect statue 
to Gen. Foster. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Amend chapter 360, section 1, Laws of 1913 by Nashua author- 
striking out the word "one" in line two and inserting in place stafue^tr^Gen,. 
thereof the word six so that said section as amended shall read as ^°^*®^- 
follows: Section 1. The city of Nashua is hereby authorized to 
raise and appropriate a sum of money not to exceed six thousand 
dollars for the purpose of erecting a statue to the memory of 
Major-General John G. Foster. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 266. 



an act to AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF NASHUA TO ISSUE BONDS. 



Nashua authorized to issue bonds 
to fund indebtedness of board of 
education. 



iCTIOX 

2. Takes effe;t 



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



Section 1. The city of Nashua is hereby authorized, for the Nashua author- 
purpose of funding its outstanding and floating indebtedness bo''nds°tJf^fund ii 
existing on December 31, 1920, in the board of education of said ^^^*/^^° f^^g^^^^^. 
city, and not incurred thereafter, as said indebtedness has beention. 
determined by said city by its financial statement of said date, to 
raise, appropriate, and borrow money to an aggregate amount of 
fourteen 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, 1920, and then outstand- 
ing, and shall not exceed the said amount of fourteen thousand 



390 



Chapter 2G7. 



1921 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



dollars, and in no event shall exceed said outstanding and floating 
indebtedness as the same is determined as aforesaid, 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 five 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 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 proceeds of such issue. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 267. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OP THE TOWN OP PETER- 
BOROUGH TO EXCEED ITS LIMITS OP BONDED INDEBTEDNESS AS PIXED 
BY CHAPTER 129 OF THE LAWS OP 1917. 



Section 

1. Peterborough school district author- 
ized to exceed present limit of 
bonded indebtedness. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Peterborough 
school district au- 
thorized to ex- 
ceed present 
limit of bonded 
indebtedness. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The school district of the town of Peterborough is 
'hereby authorized to incur indebtedness in an amount not to ex- 
ceed twenty-five thousand dollars for the purpose of the construc- 
tion and equipment of school buildings, in addition to the amount 
already authorized by the provision of chapter 129, Laws of 1917. 

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



[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



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Chapters 268, 269. 
CHAPTER 268. 



391 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NORTH WOODSTOCK VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT 
TO HOLD A MEETING APRIL 13, 1921. 



Section 

1. Narth Woodsto-k Village Fire Pre- 
cinct meeting on April 13, 1921, 
authorized. 



Section 

2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The North Woodstock Village Fire Precinct is North Wood- 
hereby authorized to hold a meeting April 13, 1921, at which all mrf PrSct 
business may legally be transacted which might otherwise have "g^"' i"g"2i°'^anthor- 
been transacted at an annual meeting in March, 1921. j^^ed. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



Takes eflfect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 269. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION PROPERTY TO BE USED FOR FUR- 
NISHING ELECTRIC LIGHTS IN THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



Section 

1. Andover authorized to exempt from 
taxation property used to furnish 
electric lighting. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Ge7ieral Court convened: 

Section 1. The town of Andover is hereby authorized at any Andover anthor- 
annual or special town meeting to be held before January 1, 1923, iro^ **ta.xati^n' 
to exempt from local taxation for a period not exceeding ten years SYh^'eieSc*'' 
such real or personal property within said town as may be used lighting. 
by any person or corporation for the purpose of furnishing elec- 
tric lights to the inhabitants of said town. 

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

passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



392 



Chapters 270, 271. 
CHAPTER 270. 



[1921 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 161, LAWS OF 1881, RELATING TO THE NEW- 
HAMPSHIRE veterans' ASSOCIATION. 



5ECTI0X 

1. New Hampshire Veterans' Associa- 
tion authorized to acquire prop- 
erty, etc. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



New Hampshire 
Veterans' Asso- 
ciation author- 
ized to acquire 
property, etc. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 2 of chapter 161, Laws of 1881, 
by striking out the word "ten" and inserting in place thereof the 
word thirty, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by deed, 
lease, gift, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate for the 
purposes of said corporation to an amount not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars, and may improve, use, sell, lease, and convey, 
or otherwise dispose of the same, at pleasure. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



CHAPTER 271. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 17 OF CHAPTER 241, LAWS OF 1893, AS 
AMENDED BY CHAPTER 316 OF THE LAWS OF 1917 RELATING TO THE 
CITY OF LACONIA. 



Section 

1. Salary of city clerk of Laconia to 
be $1,500. 



■ECTION 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Salary of city 
clerk of Laconia 
to be $1,500. 



Section 1. Amend section 17 of said chapter as amended by 
chapter 316 of the Laws of 1917 as follows: Strike out the word 
"nine" in the last full line, and insert in the place thereof the 
word fifteen, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Sect. 17. The mayor and council shall, at their first meeting May 
3, 1893, and thereafter annually, on the fourth Tuesday of March, 



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Chapter 272. 



393 



meet for the purpose of taking their respective oaths, and shall 
elect a city clerk, who shall be clerk of the city council and have a 
salary of fifteen hundred dollars per annum. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1921.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 272. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE VOTE OF THE TOWN OF KINGSTON AT A MEET- 
ING HELD ON THE EIGHTH DAY OF MARCH, 1921, EXEMPTING CERTAIN 
PROPERTY OF THE GRANITE SHOE COMPANY AND PENTUCKET SHOE 
COIUPANY FROM TAXATION. 



Sectiox 

1. Vote of Kingston exempting certain 
property from taxation legalized. 



Section 

2. Takes effect 



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

Section 1. That the action of the town of Kingston, at the^°*« «? ^i^sst^n 

*= ' exempting certain 

annual meeting held in said town on the eighth day of March, 1921, property from 
whereby said town voted to exempt from taxation the stock inized.'°° 
trade and machinery of the Granite Shoe Company and the Pen- 
tucket Shoe Company for five years, be and hereby is ratified, 
legalized and confirmed, and the stock in trade and machinery of 
said companies shall be and hereby are exempted from all taxation 
except the state and county tax, for the term of five years as speci- 
fied in said vote. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes effect on 

passage. 

after its passage. 



Approved April 12, 1921.] 



394 



Chapter 273. 



1921 



CHAPTER 273. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS 
FOR THE CITY OF MANCHESTER APPROVED JANUARY 27, 1921.* 



Section 

1. Commissioners of highways for 

Manchester to be appointed by 
governor and council. 

2. Surveyor to have charge of high- 

ways etc.; his expenditure of 
money to be with approval of 
mayor and finance commission. 



Section 

3. Amendment. 

4. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Opmmissioners of SECTION 1. Amend section 2 of an act to establish a depart- 
MfndTelter'' Jo be meiit of highways for the city of Manchester approved January 27, 
Sr"and coufciT! J-921 by striking out all of said section following the words "their 
appointment" in line 6 of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: and in the month of January, 1922, the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint 
three citizens of Manchester who shall be commissioners of high- 
ways, one of whom shall hold office for a term of one year, one for 
two years, and one for three years from the date of the expiration 
of the term of the highway commissioners first appointed and an- 
nually thereafter in the month of January the board of aldermen 
of Manchester shall elect one commissioner who shall take the place 
of the one whose term expires and who shall hold office for a term 
of three years. Said commissioners shall be paid a salary of two 
hundred dollars per year in full for all services rendered except 
the chairman who shall be paid a salary of two hundred fifty dol- 
lars per year in full for all services rendered. No member of the 
present board of mayor and aldermen shall be appointed to the 
board of commissioners, so that said section shall read as follows: 
Sect. 2. A department of highways for the city of Manchester 
is hereby established and upon the passage of this act the gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint 
three citizens of Manchester who shall be commissioners of high- 
ways and who shall hold office for a term of one year from the 
date of their appointment ; and in the month of January, 1922, the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint 
three citizens of Manchester who shall be commissioners of high- 
ways, one of whom shall hold office for a term of one year, one for 
two years, and one for three years from the date of the expiration 
of the term of the highway commissioners first appointed, and an- 



"^See ante, chapter 202. 



1921 1 Chapter 273. 395 

nually thereafter in the month of January the board of aldermen 
of Manchester shall elect one commissioner who shall take the place 
of the one whose term expires and who shall hold office for a term 
of three years. Said commissioners shall be paid a salary of two 
hundred dollars per year in full for all services rendered except 
the chairman who shall be paid a salary of two hundred fifty dol- 
lars per year in full for all services rendered. No member of the 
present board of mayor and aldermen shall be appointed to the 
board of commissioners. 

Sect. 2. Amend section 5 of said act by striking out the words surveyor to have 

... . charge of high- 

"the mayor" in line 9 of said section and inserting in place ways, etc.; his 
thereof the words "the finance commission" so that said section money to be with 
as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 5. The surveyor shall ^HXlncl '°^'^" 
have full charge, supervision, management and control of the '^°'^™^^^^°°' 
building, constructing, repairing and maintaining of all highways 
and sewers, the developing, improving, and maintaining of city 
yards, and the maintaining and carrying on of street cleaning ; he 
shall have the expenditure of all appropriations w'hich the board 
of mayor and aldermen shall from year to year vote for such pur- 
poses (with the approval of the commissioners and the finance com- 
mission) and all bills and pay rolls for expenditures from the ap- 
propriations voted from year to year by said board of mayor and 
aldermen for such purposes shall be certified to by the surveyor 
and approved by the commissioners before the same are paid by 
the city treasurer. The surveyor shall have authority and power 
to regulate the traffic and travel upon, the placing of encumbrances 
in, and the opening and excavating in the highways of said city; 
he shall further have the power to regulate the construction and 
maintenance in, over, under and along the highways of said city 
of all wires, pipes, poles and all other structures (excepting elec- 
tric signs) and including the moving of buildings belonging to 
individuals, firms, corporations, or public utilities, which are per- 
mitted by vote of the board of mayor and aldermen to be placed in, 
over, under, along or moved through said highways ; he shall have 
the power to remove an(y tree in any highway if in his judgment 
it is necessary in the construction or maintenance of said highway. 
No individual, firm, corporation or public utility shall open or 
excavate any highway unless first having obtained a permit therefor 
from the department. The surveyor is hereby authorized to pro- 
vide for the furnishing and delivering of supplies and the per- 
formance of any work contemplated in this act by contract, and 
in so doing to call for proposals for furnishing and delivering such 
supplies or doing such work and to make a contract therefor in the 
name and behalf of said city {provided such contract shall first be 
approved by the commissioners) and the party to whom the con- 
tract is awarded shall furnish proper surety for the faithful per- 



396 Chapter 273. [1921 

formance of said contract provided however, that in the employ- 
ment of labor, citizens of Manchester shall be given preference, and 
in making of contracts such preference shall be stipulated for 
when practicable; said surveyor shall annually on or before the 
fifteenth day of January prepare and transmit to the commission- 
ers and board of mayor and aldermen an estimate of the appro- 
priation required for the maintenance of city yards and street 
cleaning, for the construction, repairing and maintaining of high- 
ways and sewers in said city for the ensuing year, and he shall 
make a report to said board of mayor and aldermen of the doings 
of the department for the year ending with the December draft 
of each year. The surveyor shall with the advice and consent ot 
the commissioners have full charge and control of the engineer's 
department and shall have in charge the performance of all duties 
heretofore pertaining to the office of an engineer ; he may appoint 
with the advice and consent of the commissioners one competent 
person to act as superintendent of highways, one competent person 
to act asi superintendent of sewers and one competent person to 
act as superintendent of street cleaning ; he shall with the advice 
and consent of the commissioners establish a schedule of grades or 
relative positions to include all superintendents, subordinate officers, 
agents, clerks and all other persons who are employed or may be 
employed in carrying on the work contemplated under this act, 
and he shall for the carrying out of the purposes of this act have 
all the powers now by law vested in the board of public works, or 
department of public works and the various city departments and 
officials of said city now having control of the matters covered by 
this act, and he shall have the authority to appoint or hire, to 
dismiss or dischairge such superintendents, suljordinate officers, 
agents, clerks and other persons as he may deem expedient. 
Amendment. Sect. 3. Amend scctiou 7 of said act by striking out all of said 

section and inserting in place thereof the following : Sect. 7. All 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed 
and this act shall take effect on its passage. 
Repealing clause; Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
passage. are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 13, 1921.] 



1921] 



Chapter 274. 
CHAPTER 274. 



397 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER MORRIS PLAN BANK. 



Section 

1. Manchestei- Morris Plan Bank 

corporated. 

2. Object of corporation. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Bank building. 



Section 

5. Directors and stockholders. 

6. Supervision of bank commissioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Reservation clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. That Harry L. Additon, Frank P. Carpenter, Har- Manchester Mor- 
old A. Holbrook, Arthur B. Jenks, Joseph E. Mooney, Albert J. [ncorpo?atedT 
Precourt, Andrew J. Sawyer, Hovey E. Slayton, Joseph Quirin 
and Wm. Parker Straw and their associates, successors and assigns, 
are hereby made a body politic and corporate under the name of 
Manchester Morris Plan Bank to be located at Manchester. 

Sect. 2. The objects for which this corporation is established ^^l^"^ °^ corpora- 
are to carry on and transact a general loan business in aid of per- 
sons of limited means ; to loan money at interest not to exceed the 
legal rate upon property and securities real and personal ; to issue 
interest-bearing certificates payable in install