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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION. 1927 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 5, ADJOURNED APRIL 15 




CONCORD. N. H. 
1927 






Printed by 

Granite State Press, Manchester, N. H. 

Bound by 
The Cragg Bindery, Concord. 



STATE OFFICERS 



Governor Huntley N. Spaulding 

Ora A. Brown 
Guy E. Chesley 

Councilors ^ Albert J. Precourt 

Albert H. Hunt 
^ Frank L. Gerrish 

Adjutant-General Charles W. Howard 

Agriculture, Commissioner of Andrew L. Felker 

Auditor Lucien J. Martin 

Bank Commissioner Arthur E. Dole 

Charities and Correction, Secretwry 

of State Board of William J. Ahern 

Conciliation and .Irbitration, State f John R. McLane 

Board of 4 Russell C. Thorsell 

L Walter F. Duffy 

Orton B. Brown 
Robert T. Kingsbury 

Education, State Board of -<J Merrill Mason 

Alice S. Harriman 
Wilfrid J. Lessard 

Commissioner of Ernest W. Butterfield 

Fish and Game Commissioner Mott L. Bartlett 

Forester, State John H. Foster 

r W. Robinson Brown 

Forestry Commission -} Benjamin K. Ayers 

t John M. Corliss 

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

Highiuay Commissioner Frederic E. Everett 

Insurance Commissioner John E. Sullivan 

Labor Commissioner John S. B. Davie 

Laiv Enforcement, State Commissioner 
of •. . . . Ralph W. Caswell 

Liquor Agent Edward Boisvert 

Motor Vehicles, Commissioner of John F. Griffin 



4 State Officers 

r William T. Gunnison 

Public Scrricc Commission < John W. Storrs 

L Fred H. Brown 

Fin-chasi))(j Aijcnt William A. Stone 

Secretary of State Hobart Pillsbury 

Deputy Frederick I. Blackwood 

( John R. Spring 

Tax Commission, State -< Edgar C. Hirst 

t Laurence F. Whittemore 

Treasurer, State Henry E. Chamberlin 

Deputy Frank S. Merrill 

Weights and Measures, Commissioner 

of Harold A. Webster 



SUPREME COURT 

Chief Justice Robert J. Peaslee 

r Leslie P. Snow 

^ . John E. Allen 

Associate Justices < Thomas L. Marble 

t Oliver W. Branch 

Attorney-General Jeremy R. Waldron 

Assistant Mayland H. Morse 

State Reporter Crawford D. Hening 

Clerk of the Supreme Court and 

State Librarian . Robert M. McCurdy 



SUPERIOR COURT 



Chief Justice William H. Sawyer 

Associate Justices 



Henri A. Burque 
Oscar L. Young 
John Scammon 
Joseph S. Matthews 
Eri C. Oakes 



The Legislature of 1927 



THE LEGISLATURE OF 1927 



SENATE 
Presideiil — Frank P. Tilton, Laconia, r. 
Clerk — Norris H. CdUim, Warren, r. 
Assistaiil Clerk — Hcnjann'n l*". Grccr, Jr., (irasmcrc, r. 
Sergeaiil-ut-aniis — P'rank M. Aycr, Alton, r. 
Messenger — Amos A. I 'helps. Concord, r. 
Assistant Messenger — Charles E. Wendell, D()^•er, r. 
Doorkeeper — Raj-mond B. Lakeman, Laconia, r. 



Charles A. Chandler, Corham, d. 
William H. Leith, Lancaster, r. 
Walter M. Flint, Plymouth, r. 
Stephen W. Clow, Wolfehoro, r. 
John O. Lovejoy, Bristol, r. 
Frank P. Tilton, Laconia, r. 
Obe G. Morrison, Northfield, r. 
George E. Lewis, Newport, r. 
Horace J. Davis, Hopkinton, r. 
Chauncey J. Newell, x'Vlstead, r. 
Arthur P. Smith, Peterborough, r 
Eliot A. Carter, Nashua, r. 



SENATORS 

John J. Lyons, Nashua, d. 
Byron Worthen, Goffstown, r. 
William B. Alclnnis, Concord, r. 
William C. Swallow, Manchester, r. 
Samuel J. Lord, Manchester, r. 
William G. McCarthy, Manchester, d. 
Romeo M. Janelle, Manchester, d. 
Hari-y H. Meader, Rochester, r. 
George J. Foster, Dover, r. 
Wilbur H. White, Deerfield, r. 
Harry Merrill, Exeter, r. 
Sherman P. Newton, Portsmouth, r. 



HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
Speaker — Flarold K. Davison, Haverhill, r. 
Clerk — Harrie ^I. Young, Manchester, r. 
Assistant Clerk — Howard H. Hamlin, Charlcstown, r. 
Sergeant-at-arnis — Guy S. Ncal, Acworth, r. 
Chaplain — Rev. Francis P. Daniels, Milford 
Doorkeeper — Cameron AL Empcy, Keene. 
Doorkeeper — Ralph E. Lufkin, Unity. 
Doorkeeper — W. B. Plummer, Manchester. 
Doorkeepit — Arthur A. Tilton, Laconia. 

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY 



Auburn, Henry W. Dockham, r. 
Brentzvood, Clara A. Abbott, r. 
Candia, Henry A. Hubbard, r. 
Chester, Roger P. Edwards, r. 
Deitfield, Henry P. Haynes, d. 
Derry, Edmund R. Angcll, r. 

Benjamin T. Bartlctt, r. 

William T. Morse, r. 

Everett R. Rutter, r. 
F.pping, Walter W. Brown, d. 



Exeter, James W. I'ixler, r. 

Lawrence AI. Crosbie, r. 

John F. DeMeritt, r. 

Henry G. Durgin, r. 
Fremont, Ernest S. Beede, r. 
Greenland, Charles H. Brackett, Sr., r. 
Hoinpstead, Adin S. Little, r. 
Ifainpton. Charles Francis Adams, r. 
Hampton Falls. William H. McDevitt, r. 
Kingston. George B. Ste\-ens. r. 



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RocKiXGHAM County. — Con tinned. 
Londonderry, John X. Pearsons, r. 
Nezi'castlc, James W. Pridham, d. 
Neivficlds, Bert P. Doe, r. 
Nezvington, Albert E. Hodgdon, d. 
Ni^i'niarket, Thomas J. Connelly, d. 
Thomas J. Filion, d. 
Arthur A. LaBranche, d. 
Neivton, Arthur R. Estabrook, r. 
North Hampton, George W. Sinnctt, r. 
Northwood, Harold E. Batchelder, r. 
Nottingham, Frank P. Smith, r. 
Flaistozu, Louis M. Kellej', r. 
rortsmouth, 

Ward 1, Eben H. Blaisdell, r. 
Ralph L. Hett, r. 
Harry B. Palfrey, r. 



ll'ard 2, John H. Neal, r. 

Frank E. Paterson, r. 
John Pender, r. 
Harold M. Smith, r. 
ll'ard S, James Heffernan, r. 

William J. Linchey, r. 
Ward 4. Charles W. Humphreys, r. 
Ward 5, John Burkhardt, r. 
Raymond, Francis W. Falconer, r. 
Rye, Elmer W. Caswell, r. 
Salem, Wallace W. Cole, r. 
Frank D. Wilson, r. 
Sandozvn. Willis P. Odell, r. 
Scabrook, Fred L. Weare, r. 
Stratham, Gilbert A. Thompson, r. 
U^indham, George Al. Hawley, r. 

Republicans, 44; Democrats, 7 



STRAFFORD COUNTY 



Barrington, Charles A. Tibbetts, d. 
Dover, 

Ward 1, Homer Foster Elder, r. 

Harry R. Smith, r. 
Ward 2, Charles A. Cloutman, r. 
Wjlliam A. Crockett, r. 
George Ira Leighton, r. 
Ward 3, John H. Dame, r. 

Thomas J. Otis, r. 
Ward 4, Henry E. Perry, r. 
Louis A. Scruton, r. 
Edward D. Smith, r. 
Ward 5, James F. Dennis, d. 
Durham, Oren V. Henderson, r. 
Farmington, Leon E. Knox, r. 

Allison E. Tuttlc, r. 
Lee, Arthur J. Thompson, r. 
Middleton, Ruth G. Kelley, d. 
Milto)i, Moses G. Chamberlain, r. 

Repulilicans, 



NcziJ Durham, Leslie W. Ricker, r. 
Rochester, 

Ward 1. Elihu A. Corson, r. 

Ward 2. Allies H. Dustin, d. 

Ward 3, Daniel F. Jenness, r. 

Ward 4, Adelard G. Gelinas, d. 
Frederic E. Small, d. 

Ward 5, Charles W. Wentworth, r. 

IVard 6, Harry E. Bicki'ord, r. 
Ralph F. Seavey, r. 
RolUnsford, George W. Nutter, d. 
Somi^szvorth, 

Ward 1, Amcdee Cote, d. 

Ward 2, Charles P. Kinsman, r. 

JVard 3, Peter Af. Gagne, d. 

Ward 4, Fred A. Houle, d. 

Thomas J. McGreal, d. 

Ward 5, Alfred X'incent, d. 
Strafford, Albert H. Brown, r. 
23 ; Democrats, 12 



BELKNAP COUNTY 



Alton, Oe Varney, d. 

Barnstiiad, Oscar J. Garland, d. 

Dcbnont, Addie C. Hill, r. 

Center Harbor, George A. Simpson, r. 

Gilford, William L Harris, r. 

Cilmanton, Leon W. Schultz, d. 



Laconia, 

Ward 1, Charles H. Corliss, r. 
Ward 2, Alfred L. Guay, d. 

Alfred W. Simoneau, d. 
Ward 3, William H. L. Page, r. 
Ward 4. Thomas P. Cheney, r. 

Henry H. Thompson, r. 



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Bei.knai' County. — Continued. 
Ward 5, Clarence L. Follansbcc, r. 

Ralph H. Smith, r. 
Jl'ard (), John G. Qiiimby, r. 

Edward M. Sanders, r. 



Meredith, John F. Beede, r. 
Nexv Jlaiiiptoii, ATaurice H. Gordon, r. 
Soiilxirntun, Howard W. Sanliorn, r. 
Tilt,ni. VViUiam H. Trickcy, r. 
Irving E. Young, r. 



Republicans, 16; Democrats, 5 



CARROLL COUNTY 



Bartlett, Lucius Hamlin, r. 
Brookfield, Frank J. Woodus, r. 
Conzvay, Neil C. Catcs, r. 

Byron J. Alurchie, r. 

Eugene I. Smith, r. 
Eaton, Luther E. Dearborn, r. 
Freedom, Arthur A. Bennett, d. 
Jackson, Arthur C. Gray, r. 
Madison, James O. Gerry, d. 



Moultuiiboroitgh, Fred V. Richardson, r, 
Ossipce, George L. Wilcox, r. 
Sandzvieh, Joseph Randolph Coolidgc, r. 
TamTcorth, Samuel A. Hidden, r. 
Tnftonhoro, Daniel B. Palmer, r. 
Wakefield, Edwin A. Himes, r. 
ll'olfeboro, Harold H. Hart, r. 
Orville F. Porter, r. 
Republicans, IS ; Democrats, 2 



MERRIMACK COUNTY 



Allenstown, John G. Marston, d. 
AndovcT, Fred F. Chase, d. 
Boscawen, William G. Chamberlin, r. 
Boziu, Parley A. Clough, r. 
Bradford, George W. Cofrin, r. 
Canterbury, David M. Clough, d. 
Chichester, Harry S. Kelley, d. 
Concord, 

Ward 1, William W. Allen, r. 

John H. Rolfe, d. 
Ward 2, Cyrus E. Robinson,* d. 
Ward 3, Henry M. Richardson, r. 
IWird 4, Harry L. Alexander, r. 
Harlan F. Besse, r. 
Ray E. Burkett, r. 
Ward 5, George A. Foster, r. 
Earl F. Newton, r. 
Ward 6, Earlc F. Boutwell, r. 
Fred E. Cloudman, r. 
John Edward Morrison, r. 
George H. Nash, r. 
Ward 7, George H. Cilley, r. 
Allen M. Freeman, r. 
Harold C. Gibson, r. 
Ward 8, William A. Lee, d. 
Ward 9, William J. Ahern, d. 
Edward B. Haskell, d. 



Danbnry, Charles L. Glidden, d. 
Dunbarton, Mary C. Barnard, d. 
Epsom, Charles M. Steele, d. 
Franklin, 

Ward 1, Frank N. Parsons, r. 
JVard 2, Francis T. Douphinette, d. 

Docite J. Rousseau, d. 
]l'ard 3. Charles W. Adams, r. 
George H. Bartlett, r. 
FL{]unker, Fred T. Connor, r. 
Hill, Edward H. Catlin, r. 
Flooksett, Willie Arel, d. 

Charles M. Greenougli, r. 
HopkHnton, Will H. Milton, r. 
Loudon, Frank O. Lovering, d. 
Nezvbury, Joseph A. Donigan, r. 
Nezv London, Fred A. Todd, r. 
Northfield, Elmer R. Gale, r. 
Pembroke, Joseph E. Rainville, d. 

Laurence F. Whittcmore, 
F'ittsfield, Scott A. Cutler, d. 

George D. H. Emerson, d. 
Salisbury. Carlos O. McAllister, d. 
Stitton.. Fred L. Wells, r. 
Warner, Leon A. Gage, r. 
WiUnot, Leon E. Sawyer, r. 

Republicans, 30; Democrats, 21 



*Died. 



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HlLT.SBOROl 

.liiilicrsf. Ernest H. I'caslcc, r. 
.■hitrini. I'hilip \\ . \\ liilUiiidrc, d. 
Bedford, Rhoda 1'. C'unif, r. 
Bennington, Henry \\ . Wilson, r. 
Rrookline, August Rduleau, d. 
Franicstoii.'n, Frank \\ . Jones, r. 
GoffsiOi^'ii. John A. I'erley, r. 

Eugene A. Whipple, r. 
(Jrecnznllc. Edward Pelletier, Jr., d . 
Ilaiu-ock, Charles A. J'.rown, r. 
I lillshorou(jli, Stillman H. T.aker, r. 

Charles \'. lUitler. r. 
Uullis, Albert F. Hildreth, r. 
Hudson, George F. Blood, d. 
Charles C. Leslie, r. 
Lyndehorough. Fred V. Riehanlson, r. 
Manchester, 

irard 1. Harry R. Cillcy, r. 

Joel S. Daniels, r. 

Hollis F. Towne, r. 

ll'ard 2. Oscar F. Bartlett, r. 

Alba O. Dolloff, r. 

V/illiam F. Howes, r. 

Augusta Pillsbury, r. 

Augustus Wagner*, r. 
fl'ard 3, Henry W. Bergholtz, r. 

Arthur O. Brown, r. 

Arthur S. Campbell, r. 

Fred T. Irwin, r. 

Zatae L. Straw, r. 
'I'ard 4, Percy W. Caswell, r. 

Frank H. Challis, r. 

Mary E. Rhinney, r. 

Henry F. Pillsbury, r. 
IJ'itrd 5, William B. Eagan, d. 

Thomas J. Horan, d. 

James S. Jennings, d. 

John F. Kelley, d. 

Martin A. Kelley, d. 

Frank P. Laughlin, d. 

I'eter F. Mahoney, d. 

William H. Mara, d. 

:\Iichael J. McNulty, d. 

John C. O'Brien, d. 



TGH COUNTY 

Ward 6, Henry Duke, d. 

Herbert A. Johnstone, r. 

William G. Mealcy, d. 

Robert J. Murphy, d. 

Gro\er C. Stanley, d. 

Arthur H. Wiggin, r. 
Ward 7, James \\ Brodcrick, d. 

Thomas A. Carr, d. 

Jeremiah B. Healey, Jr., ( 

Thomas J. McGuigan, d. 

John J. Sheehan, d. 

Dennis Sullivan, d. 
Ward <V, George J. Charpenticr, r. 

Raoul E. Hebert, r. 

John R. Gilmore, r. 

Emile Lemelin, r. 

Fred A. Lovering, r. 

James F. Wylie, r. 
Ward y, Lyman H. Burbank, r. 

Joseph C. Bussiere, r. 

James J. Collins, r. 

William H. Griffiths, r. 
Ward 111, Harry E. Curtis, r. 

Adolph Wagner, r. 

Fred G. Wenzel, r. 
Ward 11. Edward liurke, d. 

Michael F. Cremen, d. 

Robert C. Daley, d. 

John F. Joyce, d. 

Elmer D. Roukey, d. 
JJ'ard 12, Arthur P. Bisson, d. 

George J. Charest*, d. 

William H. Gue\in, d. 

Alfred H. Maynard, d. 

Alphonse J. Roy, d. 

Arthur H. St. Germainc, d. 
Ward 13, Henri L. Allard, r. 

Albert Beaudetle, r. 

Leo Marchand, r. . 

Sylvio Normand, r. 
Treffle Raiche, r. 
Merrimack, Norris E. Henderson, r. 
Milford, Hiram C. Bruce, r. 

Maurice G. Jewett, r. 
Charles W. Robinson, r. 



*Died. 



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HiLi.si!OR()Uf;H County. — Coiitiuucd. 
Xdsluia, 
Ward I. Fred A. Barker, r. 

Roscoe S. Millikcn, r. 

Henry l\ Cirecley, r. 
Ward 2, I^dwin S. Gage, r. 

Henry J. Griswold, r. 
Ward .\ Joseph Boikird, Jr., d. 

George J. Lavoie, d. 

George E. Law, d. 
Ward 4, Merle C. Colburn, d. 

Edwin F. Nokui, d. 
Ward 5, Joseph A. Primcau, r. 
Ward 6, Louis N. Jacques, d. 
Ward ", Raymond S. Cotton, d. 

Lois Lyman Patten, r. 

Joseph H. Welsh, d. 



ll'ard S, Auguste U. Burque, d. 

Charles F. Moran, d. 

George J. O'NeiJ, d. 

John P. Sullivan, d. 
ll'ard 9, Hunore E. Boulhillicr, d. 

Delphis Chasse, d. 

Joseph Dclacombe, d. 

Arthur J. Renaud, d. 
Nctv Boston, Christopher H. Coleman, r. 
Nciv Ipswich, Frederick A. Gushing, r. 
Pdhani, Charles W. Hobbs, r. 
Peterborough, Walter A. Bryer, r. 

Algie A. Holt, r. 
Sharon, Lenna G. Wilson, r. 
Temple, George H. Wheeler, r. 
Wcare, Alfred Osborne, r. 
Wilton, George W. Bean, r. 



Republicans, 69; Democrats, 51 
CHESHIRE COUNTY 



Alshkid, Benjamin H. Bragg, r. 
Chesterfield, Moses H. Chickering, r. 
Fitswilliam, Arthur E. Stone, r. 
Cilsum, Frederick A. H. Wilder, r. 
Harrismlle, Thomas J. Winn, Jr., d. 
Jfuisdale, Charles H. H. Langillc*, r. 

Mary Langillef, r. 
Jaffrey. George H. Duncan, d. 

Albert E. Knight, d. 
Keenci, 

Ward 7, William J. Callahan, r. 
Harry D. Hopkins, r. 
George E. Newman, r. 
Ward 2, Milton E.- Daniels, r. 
Oliver P. Murdick, r. 



IVard 3, Abijah H. Barrett, r. 

Leston M. Barrett, r. 
Ward 4, Wilder F. Gates, r. 
Ward 5, John M. Duffy, d. 

George F. T. Trask, r. 
Marlborough, George A. Ivubiiison, r. 
Marlow, James F. Perkins, r. 
Rindge, Marquis S. Holden, r. 
Szvansey, Milan. A. Dickinson, r. 
Troy, Walter N. Gay, r. 
IJ'atpole, Clarence W. Houghton, r. 

William J. King, r. 
IVesttnoreland, Omar G. Thompson, r. 
Winchester, Winfred C. Burbank, r. 
John H. Dickinson, r. 



Republicans, 24; Democrats, 4 
SULLIVAN COUNTY 



AczvortJi, Elroy E. Reed, r. 
Charlestozvn, James W. Davidson, r. 
Claremont, John J. Archibald, r. 

Hugh Deming, r. 

Clarence B. Etsler, r. 

Adelbert M. Nichols, r. 

Henry J. Nourse, r. 

]\Iartin Pederson, r. 

George C. Warner, r. 

William F. Whitcomb, r. 



Cornish, William V\'. Ballocb, r. 
Leinpster, Frank M. Lovejoy, r. 
Newport, Hugh Fairgricve, r. 

Robert T. Martin, r. 

Ernest A. Robinson, r. 
Flainfii'ld, Blancha L. Daniels, r. 
Sunapee, Herbert B. Sawyer, r. 
Washington, Roscoe Crane, d. 

Republicans, 17; Democrat, 1 



*Died. 
fElected at special election to succeed 
Charles H. H. Langille, deceased. 



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GRAFTON COUNTY 



Alcxmuiria, David B. riumer, r. 
Ashland, Ross P. Sanborn, r. 
Bath, Amos X. Blandin, d. 
Bethlehem. John G. M. Glessncr, r. 
Bristol, E. Aland Ferguson, r. 
Ca>iiptoii, John AI. Pulsifer, r. 
Canaan, Fred R. Hutchinson, d. 
Ellszvorth, Leifa H. Batchehlcr, r. 
Enfield, William A. Saunders, r. 
Franeonia, Hiram L. Johnson, r. 
Grafton, Archie E. KimbaJl, Ind. 
Groton, Elmer E. Home, r. 
Hanover, Andrew B. Elder, r. 

James P. Richardson, r. 
Haverhill, Dick E. Burns, r. 

Harold K. Davison, r. 
John L. Farnham, r. 
Holderness, Lester M. Avery, r. 
Landaff, Charles M. Gale, d. 
Lebanon, Charles B. Drake, r. 

Dan O. Eaton, r. 

David H. Foster, r. 



Curtis W. Hyde, r. 
Charles B. Ross, r. 
Lincoln, Levi G. Burnell, r. 
Lisbon, Edward J. L'onratl, r. 
William H. Merrill, r. 
Lilflelon, Albert G. ^Moulton, d. 

Frank M. Richardson, d. 
William H. Shea, d. 
Winfield S. Williams, d. 
Lyman, Anthony Burgault, d. 
Lyme, George W. Weymouth, d. 
Orford, Olin N. Renfrew, r. 
Piermont, Ernest S. Underbill, r. 
Plymouth, William A. Kimball, r. 

Frank P. Tollen, r. 
Riimney, Joseph A. Rogers, r. 
Thornton, Willie B. Emmons, r. 
Warren, Peter Lavoie, r. 
Wentzvorth, Charles H. Brown, d. 
Woodstock, James C. Aluchmore, r. 
Republicans, 31; Democrats, 10; 
Independent, 1 



COOS COUNTY 



Bt\i-lin, 

Ward 1, Margaret Barden, d. 
Oliver T. Keenan, d. 
Philip H. Roy, d. 
Henry A. Smith, d. 
Ward 2, Nathan A. Abramson, d. 
Frank H. Cross, d. 
Jules E. Parent, d. 
Robert W. Pingree, d. 
Ward 3, John A. Burbank, r. 
Otto J. A. Dahl, r. 
Robert Snodgrass, r. 
Ward 4, Napoleon Heroux, d. 
Benoit P. LcBlanc, d. 
George A. Ouelcttc, d. 
Carroll, Joseph A. Seymour, d. 
Colebrook, Louis Ramsey, r. 

Edward A. Scott, r. 

Republicans, 



Columbia, Otis G. Woodard, r. 
Dalton, Ernest E. Whitcomli, d. 
Errol, Elmer L. Annis, r. 
Gorham, Joseph O. George, d. 

William H. Morrison, r. 
Jefferson, George E. Stone, r. 
Lancaster, Jerry C. Martin, r. 

William H. Thompson, r. 
Milan, Lavater A. Bickt'ord, r. 
Northumberland, Merton S. Fogerty, r. 

William Hayes, d. 
Pittsburg, Fred T. Scott, r. 
Shelburne, Chester D. Pca])()dy*, d. 
Stark, Charles A. Cole, d. 
Stezvartstozvn, Dan Bunnell, r. 
Stratford, John C. Hutchins, d. 
JJ''hitefield, James E. Baker, r. 

William H. Young, r. 
17; Democrats, 18 



Republicans, 286; Democrats, 131 
Independent, 1 



*Died. 



LAWS 



OF THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1927 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESS- 
MENT OF PUBLIC TAXES. 

Section I Section 

1. Apportionment. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Limitation. i 

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

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

Rockingham County, $103.86 

Atkinson, sixty-one cents $0.61 

Auburn, one dollar and seventeen cents 1.17 

Brentwood, seventy-three cents .73 

Candia, one dollar and sixteen cents 1.16 

Chester, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Danville, fifty-two cents .52 

Deerfield, ninety-seven cents .97 

Derry, nine dollars and two cents 9.02 

East Kingston, fifty-two cents .52 

Epping, one dollar and eighty-three cents 1.83 

Exeter, ten dollars and ninety-four cents 10.94 

Fremont, one dollar 1.00 

Greenland, ninety-six cents .96 

Hampstead, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 



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Hampton, seven dollars and three cents $7.03 

Hampton Falls, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Kensington, fifty-one cents .51 

Kingston, one dollar and thirteen cents 1.13 

Londonderry, one dollar and eighty-nine cents 1.89 

Newcastle, ninety cents .90 

Newfields, seventy-one cents .71 

Newington, ninety-seven cents .97 

Newmarket, five dollars and seventy-one cents .... 5.71 

Newton, ninety-five cents .95 

North Hampton, two dollars and seventy-six cents. . 2.76 

Northwood, one dollar and thirty-one cents 1.31 

Nottingham, ninety-one cents .91 

Plaistow, one dollar and forty-nine cents 1.49 

Portsmouth, twenty-nine dollars and seventy-one 

cents 29.71 

Raymond, one dollar and seventy-one cents 1.71 

Rye, three dollars and seventy cents 3.70 

Salem, five dollars and nineteen cents 5.19 

Sandown, thirty-five cents .35 

Seabrook, one dollar and sixty-one cents 1.61 

South Hampton, thirty-three cents .33 

Stratham, ninety-one cents .91 

Windham, one dollar and thirty-two cents 1.32 

Strafford County, $73.80 

Barrington, one dollar and fourteen cents 1.14 

Dover, twenty-seven dollars and seventy-four cents . . 27.74 

Durham, two dollars and twenty-five cents 2.25 

Farmington, three dollars and eighty-eight cents . . . 3.88 

Lee, seventy-five cents .75 

Madbury, fifty-nine cents , . . . .59 

Middleton, twenty-five cents .25 

Milton, three dollars and twenty-five cents 3.25 

New Durham, seventy-six cents .76 

Rochester, sixteen dollars and seventy-three cents. . . 16.73 

Rollinsford, three dollars and thirty-eight cents .... 3.38 

Somersworth, twelve dollars and two cents 12.02 

Strafford, one dollar and six cents 1.06 



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Belknap County, $48.06 

Alton, two dollars and eighty-seven cents $2.87 

Barnstead, one dollar and thirty-one cents 1.31 

Belmont, one dollar and sixty-three cents 1.63 

Center Harbor, one dollar and thirty-one cents ■ 1.31 

Gilford, one dollar and seventy-nine cents 1.79 

Gilmanton, one dollar and nineteen cents 1.19 

Laconia, twenty-six dollars and two cents 26.02 

Meredith, three dollars and eighty-nine cents 3.89 

New Hampton, one dollar and forty -nine cents 1.49 

Sanbornton, one dollar and fifty-four cents 1.54 

Tilton, five dollars and two cents 5.02 

Carroll County, $;J1.68 

Albany, twenty-nine cents .29 

Bartlett, one dollar and ninety-five cents 1.95 

Brookfield, thirty-seven cents . .37 

Chatham, forty-two cents .42 

Conway, six dollars and forty-five cents 6.45 

Eaton, forty-three cents .43 

Effingham, seventy-three cents .73 

Freedom, seventy-four cents .74 

Jackson, one dollar and forty-two cents 1.42 

Madison, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Moultonborough, two dollars and thirty-seven cents . . 2.37 

Ossipee, two dollars and twenty-seven cents 2.27 

Sandwich, two dollars and twenty-six cents 2.26 

Tamworth, one dollar and ninety-three cents 1.93 

Tuftonboro, one dollar and forty-eight cents 1.48 

Wakefield, two dollars and thirty-three cents 2.33 

Wolfeboro, five dollars and eighteen cents 5.18 

MeiTimack County, .i;i22.:',7 

Allenstown, three dollars and seven cents 3.07 

Andover, two dollars and forty-three cents 2.43 

Boscawen, two dollars and fifty-six cents 2.56 

Bow, two dollars and eight cents 2.08 

Bradford, one dollar and thirty-five cents 1.35 

Canterbury, one dollar and twenty-three cents 1.23 

Chichester, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

Concord, sixty dollars and four cents 60.04 



14 Chapter 1 [1927 

Daiibury, eighty-one cents $0.81 

Dunbarton, eighty cents .80 

Epsom, one dollar and fifty cents 1.50 

Franklin, thirteen dollars and fifty-seven cents ..... 13.57 

Henniker, two dollars and sixty-five cents 2.65 

Hill, one dollar and one cent 1.01 

Hooksett, three dollars and two cents 3.02 

Hopkinton, three dollars and twenty cents 3.20 

Loudon, one dollar and forty-six cents 1.46 

Newbury, one dollar and eighty-two cents 1.82 

New London, two dollars and thirty-six cents 2.36 

Northfield, two dollars and seventy-one cents 2.71 

Pembroke, four dollars and forty-seven cents 4.47 

Pittsfield, three dollars and sixty-six cents 3.66 

Salisbury, eighty-three cents .83 

Sutton, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Warner, two dollars and five cents 2.05 

Webster, eighty-eight cents .88 

Wilmot, sixty-three cents .63 

Hillsborough County, $326.58 

Amherst, two dollars and sixteen cents 2.16 

Antrim, two dollars and one cent 2.01 

Bedford, two dollars and nineteen cents 2.19 

Bennington, one dollar and forty-five cents 1.45 

Brookline, one dollar and twenty-six cents 1.26 

Deering, sixty-three cents .63 

Francestown, seventy-eight cents .78 

Gofi'stown, five dollars and eighty-seven cents 5.87 

Greenfield, eighty-four cents .84 

Greenville, three dollars and one cent 3.01 

Hancock, one dollar and twenty-six cents • . 1.26 

Hillsborough, three dollars and ninety-eight cents. . . 3.98 

Hollis, one dollar and eighty-six cents 1.86 

Hudson, two dollars and eighty-nine cents 2.89 

Litchfield, sixty-eight cents .68 

Lyndeborough, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Manchester, one hundred ninety-four dollars and fifty 

cents 194.50 

Mason, forty-six cents .46 

Merrimack, two dollars and thirty-two cents 2.32 



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Milford, nine dollars and twenty-t\No cents $9.22 

Mont Vernon, eighty-two cents .82 

Nashua, seventy dollars and ten cents 70.10 

New Boston, one dollar and sixty-four cents 1.64 

New Ipswich, one dollar and sixty-eight cents 1.68 

Pelham, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Peterborough, six dollars and seventy-three cents. . . 6.73 

Sharon, thirty cents .30 

Temple, forty-two cents .42 

Weare, two dollars and thirty-one cents 2.31 

Wilton, two dollars and ninety-two cents 2.92 

Windsor, eleven cents .11 

Cheshire County, $68.83 

Alstead, one dollar and eleven cents 1.11 

Chesterfield, one dollar and ninety-eight cents ...... 1.98 

Dublin, two dollars and ninety-two cents 2.92 

Fitzwilham, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

Gilsum, fifty cents .50 

Harrisville, one dollar and fifty-two cents 1.52 

Hinsdale, four dollars and eighty-eight cents 4.88 

Jaffrey, five dollars and thirty-one cents 5.31 

Keene, twenty-nine dollars and forty-four cents .... 29.44 

Marlborough, one dollar and eighty-seven cents .... 1.87 

Marlow, forty-nine cents .49 

Nelson, fifty cents .50 

Richmond, sixty-nine cents .69 

Rindge, one dollar and sixty-one cents 1.61 

Roxbury, twenty-three cents .23 

Stoddard, fifty-eight cents .58 

Sullivan, thirty-two cents .32 

Surry, forty-two cents .42 

Swanzey, two dollars and eighty-two cents 2.82 

Troy, one dollar and ninety cents 1.90 

Walpole, three dollars and eighty-seven cents 3.87 

Westmoreland, ninety-one cents .91 

Winchester, three dollars and sixty-three cents 3.63 

Sullivan County, $45.27 

Acworth, fifty-two cents .52 

Charlestown, two dollars and sixty-seven cents 2.67 



16 Chapter 1 [1927 

Claremont, twenty-three dollars and ninety cents . . . $23.90 

Cornish, one dollar and fifty-three cents 1.53 

Croydon, eighty-two cents .82 

Goshen, thirty-two cents .32 

Grantham, forty-three cents .48 

Langdon, thirty-seven cents .37 

Lempster, forty-one cents .41 

Newport, seven dollars and fift\'-three cents 7.53 

Plainfield, one dollar and fifty-nine cents 1.59 

Springfield, seventy-two cents .72 

Sunapee, three dollars and nine cents 3.09 

Unity, fifty-seven cents .57 

Washington, eighty cents .80 

Grafton County, $89.25 

Alexandria, seventy cents .70 

Ashland, three dollars and thirty cents 3.30 

Bath, one dollar and forty-four cents 1.44 

Benton, thirty-three cents .33 

Bethlehem, four dollars and forty-five cents 4.45 

Bridgewater, seventy-two cents .72 

Bristol, three dollars and sixty cents 3.60 

Campton, two dollars and ten cents 2.10 

Canaan, two dollars and eleven cents 2.11 

Dorchester, forty-eight cents .48 

Easton, twenty-nine cents .29 

Ellsworth, sixteen cents .16 

Enfield, three dollars and twenty-four cents 3.24 

Franconia, one dollar and sixty cents 1.60 

Grafton, one dollar and ten cents 1.10 

Groton, sixty-four cents .64 

Hanover, six dollars and ninety cents , • • • • ^-^O 

Haverhill, six dollars and twenty-two cents 6.22 

Hebron, eighty cents • • ■ -80 

Holderness, two dollars and twenty-six cents 2.26 

Landaff", ninety-two cents -92 

Lebanon, twelve dollars and five cents 12.05 

Lincoln, three dollars and forty-five cents 3.45 

Lisbon, five dollars and forty-nine cents 5.49 

Littleton, seven dollars and twenty-eight cents 7.28 

Livermore, ninety-seven cents .97 



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Lyman, sixty-five cents $0.65 

Lyme, one dollar and fifty-three cents 1.53 

Monroe, seventy-one cents .71 

Orange, twenty-five cents .25 

Orford, one dollar and twenty-five cents 1.25 

Piermont, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Plymouth, five dollars 5.00 

Rumney, one dollar and twenty-eight cents 1.28 

Thornton, eighty cents .80 

Warren, one dollar and seven cents 1.07 

Waterville, one dollar and nine cents 1.09 

Wentworth, eighty-one cents .81 

Woodstock, one dollar and twelve cents 1.12 

Coos County, $82.80 

Berlin, thirty-one dollars and eighty cents 31.80 

Carroll, two dollars and ninety-five cents 2.95 

Clarksville, one dollar and twenty-five cents 1.25 

Colebrook, three dollars and forty-four cents 3.44 

Columbia, one dollar and two cents 1.02 

Dalton, sixty-nine cents .69 

Dummer, one dollar and twenty-nine cents 1.29 

Errol, one dollar and thirty-eight cents 1.38 

Gorham, seven dollars and sixty-two cents 7.62 

Jefferson, one dollar and eighty-eight cents 1.88 

Lancaster, six dollars and ninety-nine cents 6.99 

Milan, one dollar and forty-eight cents 1.48 

Northumberland, four dollars and twenty-one cents. . 4.21 

Pittsburg, six dollars and twenty-four cents 6.24 

Pvandolph, sixty-two cents .62 

Shelburne, eighty-three cents .83 

Stark, seventy-eight cents .78 

Stewartstown, one dollar and thirty-four cents 1.34 

Stratford, three dollars and fifteen cents 3.15 

Wentworth's Location, thirty-two cents .32 

Whitefield, three dollars and fifty-two cents 3.52 

Unincorporated Places, $7.50 

Cambridge, one dollar and thirty-three cents 1.33 

Crawford's Purchase, eleven cents .11 

Cutts' Grant, eight cents -08 



18 Chapter 2 [1927 

Dixville, one dollar and fifty-three cents $1.53 

Dix's Grant, fifty-seven cents .57 

Erving's Grant, five cents .05 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, forty-three 

cents .43 

Green's Grant, seven cents .07 

Hale's Location, two cents .02 

Hart's Location, eight cents .08 

Millsfield, sixty-eight cents .68 

Odell, sixty cents .60 

Sargent's Purchase, eleven cents .11 

Second College Grant, one dollar and six cents 1.06 

Success, seventy-eight cents .78 

2. Limitation. The same shall be the proportion of as- 
sessment of all public taxes until a new apportionment shall 
be made and established, and the treasurer for the time being 
shall issue his warrant accordingly. 

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

[Approved February 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 2. 



AN ACT PROHIBITING FISHING THROUGH THE ICE IN WARREN 
POND, TOWN OF ALSTEAD. 

Section I Section 

1. Warren pond, ice fishing pro- j 2. Penalties. 

hibited. 1 3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are forbidden 
from fishing through the ice for a period of five years from 
the passage of this act in the waters of Warren pond, so called, 
in the town of Alstead, New Hampshire. 

2. Penalties. Any person violating the provisions of this 
act shall be fined ten dollars and five dollars additional for each 
fish taken in violation thereof. 

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

[Approved February 1, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 3, 4 19 

CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6 OF CHAPTER 15 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO THE STATE TREASURER, 

AND STATE ACCOUNTS. 

Section [ Section 

1. Public moneys, deposits by 2. Takes effect, 

state treasurer. I 

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

1. Public Moneys, Deposits by State Treasurer. Amend 
section 6 of chapter 15 of the PubHc Laws by striking out the 
word "forty" and by inserting in heu thereof the word fifty 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
6. Deposits. The treasurer may deposit any portion of the 
public moneys, in his possession, in such national banks with- 
in the state or the state of Massachusetts, or any such trust 
company incorporated under the laws of, or doing business 
within, the state or the state of Massachusetts, as shall be 
approved at least once in six months by the governor and 
council, but the amount deposited in any one bank or trust 
company shall not at any time exceed fifty per cent of its paid 
up capital and surplus. Other things being equal, those banks 
or trust companies shall receive preference which will allow 
interest on daily balances. All interest received on such de- 
posits shall be paid into the state treasury. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take efi'ect on its 
passage. 

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT TO REPAY TO THE CITY OF DOVER AN OVERPAYMENT OF 

THE STATE TAX. 

Section 1. Repayment to city of Dover. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cou7^t convened: 

1. Repayment to City of Dover. That the amount of 
$3,390 be paid to the city of Dover on account of an overpay- 
ment of the state tax for the years 1925 and 1926, and the 



20 Chapters 5, 6 [1927 

governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 5. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERMS OF THE PROBATE COURT FOR 
THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 

Section 1. Grafton county probate court, terms. 

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

1. Grafton Probate Court, Terms. Amend section 9, chap- 
ter 295 of the Pubhc Laws by striking out the whole thereof 
and substituting the following therefor: 9. Grafton. For 
the county of Grafton, — at Lebanon, on the third Tuesday of 
January, April, July and October; at Plymouth, on the second 
Tuesday of February, May and November, and the fourth 
Tuesday of July; at Woodsville, on the third Tuesday of 
March, June, September and December; at Littleton, on the 
first Tuesday of May and November. 

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 137, PUBLIC 

LAWS, RELATING TO THE SANITARY PRODUCTION 

AND DISTRIBUTION OF FOOD. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Sanitary production of food, 
boards of health to enforce 
regulations. 

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

1. Boards of Health, Enforce Regulations. Amend section 
6, Chapter 137, Public Laws, by striking out the words 
"whenever so requested by the state board" in the last line, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
6. Regulations. The state board may make all necessary 



1927] Chapter? 21 

rules and regulations for the enforcement of this chapter; and 
it shall be the duty of local boards of health to assist in carry- 
ing out its provisions. 

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

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 7. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 17, CHAPTER 139, PUBLIC 

LAWS, RELATING TO THE MANUFACTURE 

AND SALE OF ICE CREAM. 

Section Section 

1. Ice cream; definition; for- ; 2. Takes effect, 
bidden sales. 1 

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

1. Ice Cream; Definition; Forbidden Sales. Amend section 
17, chapter 139, Public Laws by striking out all of the said 
section and substituting therefor a new section to read as 
follows : 17. Ice Cream. No person, firm, company, or cor- 
poration shall manufacture for sale within the state, keep for 
sale, or sell, ice cream which shall contain any substance other 
than milk, cream, other suitable milk products, eggs, sugar 
(sucrose), flavoring substances, coloring, more than one half 
of one per cent of wholesome, edible stabilizer, or which shall 
contain, in the case of plain ice cream, less than fourteen 
per cent of butter fat, and in the case of ice cream prepared 
with fruits or fruit juices, nuts, or nut products, less than 
twelve per cent of butter fat. For the purpose of this section, 
the words "ice cream" shall be construed as meaning and in- 
cluding any sweetened and flavored frozen product having the 
general appearance of ice cream and in the preparation of 
which a substantial amount of milk or of a milk product has 
been incorporated, regardless of the name by which such 
frozen product may be called or under which it may be sold, 
kept for sale, or off'ered for sale. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1927.] 



22 Chapters 8, 9 [1927 

CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 162 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO SALES OF HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Ammonia; bleaching fluids; 
regulations for sale and 
manufacture. 

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

1. Ammonia; Bleaching Fluids; Regulations. That part of 
chapter 162 of the PubUc Laws relating to the sales of cer- 
tain chemicals for household use is hereby amended by adding 
thereto another section, 55-a, which shall read as follows: 
55-a. Misbranding; Standards of Quality. No person shall 
manufacture for sale, keep for sale, or sell, for household use, 
any ammonia or any chlorinated form of bleaching fluid the 
label or package of which shall bear any false or misleading 
statements, or, in the case of ammonia, which shall contam 
less than eight per cent of actual ammonia, or in the case of 
chlorinated bleaching fluid, which shall contain less th^tU two 
and one-fourth per cent of available chlorine. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 1928. 

[Approved February 10, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 9. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 34 OF CHAPTER 15 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO LAPSED APPROPRIATIONS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Special appropriations, not to 
lapse until obligations ful- 
filled. 

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

1. Special Appropriations, Obligations to be Fulfilled. 

Amend section 34, chapter 15 of the Public Laws by striking 
out the entire section and inserting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
34. Lapsed Appropriations. Except as otherwise specially 
provided all unexpended portions of special appropriations 



1927] Chapter 10 23 

shall lapse when the object for which the appropriation was 
made has been accomplished and, in any event, at the expira- 
tion of three years from the date when the act creating the 
appropriation first took effect, unless there are obligations 
incurred by contract thereunder, made within said period, in 
which case there shall be no lapse until the satisfaction or 
fulfillment of such contractual obligations. Except as other- 
wise specially provided all unexpended portions of general ap- 
propriations which have not been expended during the fiscal 
year for which they were appropriated shall lapse at the end 
of sixty days after the expiration of the year. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 10. 



AN ACT TO IMPROVE THE PROCEDURE IN CRIMINAL CASES BE- 
FORE JUSTICES AND MUNICIPAL COURTS. 

Section j Section 

1. Appealed cases, terminated, re- 2. Recognizance forfeited, repori 

port to lower court. i required, when. 

I 3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Appealed Cases, Terminated, Report to Lower Court. 

Section 2 of chapter 366 of the Public Laws is hereby amended 
by adding at the end of said section the following: In ail 
criminal cases which are appealed from a justice or a munici- 
pal court, or in which defendants are bound over by a justice 
or a municipal court, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the 
superior court to transmit to the justice or the municipal 
court, within ten days after such case is finally disposed of in 
the superior court, a certificate showing the final disposition 
of such case, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows : 2. Appeals. A person sentenced for an offense, by 
a municipal court or justice of the peace, may, at the time 
such sentence is declared, appeal therefrom to the superior 
court, at the term next to be holden for the county. The fees 
for copies sent to the superior court shall be taxed in the bill 



24 Chapter 11 [1927 

of costs. In all criminal cases which are appealed from a 
justice or a municipal court, or in which defendants are bound 
over by a justice or a municipal court, it shall be the duty of 
the clerk of the superior court to transmit to the justice or the 
municipal court, within ten days after such case is finally dis- 
posed of in the superior court, a certificate showing the final 
disposition of such case. 

2. Recognizance Forfeited, Report Required When. Section 
4 of chapter 366 of the Public Laws is hereby amended by in- 
serting- after the word "and" in the third line thereof, the 
words within ten days, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 4. Failure to Prosecute. If the appellant 
fails to enter and prosecute his appeal a record thereof shall 
be made, his recognizance shall be declared forfeited, and, 
within ten days, the clerk of court shall transmit to the justice 
or municipal court appealed from a certificate of such for- 
feiture. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE FORM FOR APPLICATIONS FOR MOTOR 
VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND OPERATORS' LICENSES. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Application, motor vehicle 

registration, form of oath. 

2. Application, operator's license, 

form of oath. 

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

1. Application, Motor Vehicle Registration, Form of Oath. 

Amend section 1, chapter 100 of the Public Laws by inserting 
after the word "power" in the eighth line the following: Such 
application shall be sworn to before a justice of the peace, 
notary public, town or city clerk or selectman, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 1. Application. 
Application for the registration of motor vehicles may be 
made bv the owner thereof by mail or otherwise to the com- 



1927] Chapter 12 25 

missioner, upon blanks prepared under his authority. The 
appHcation shall contain, in addition to such other particulars 
as may be required by the commissioner, a statement of the 
name, residence and street address of the applicant, with a 
brief description of the motor vehicle, including the name of 
the maker, the number, if any, affixed by the maker and the 
character of the motor power. Such application shall be sworn 
to before a justice of the peace, notary public, town or city 
clerk or selectman. The proper fee shall be deposited before 
the application is granted. 

2. Application, Operator's License, Form of Oath. Amend 
section 1, chapter 101 of the Public Laws by striking out said 
section and inserting in place thereof the following: 1. Applica- 
tion. Except as herein otherwise provided, no person shall 
operate a motor vehicle within this state until he shall have 
obtained a license for that purpose. Applications for such 
license may be made by mail or otherwise to the commissioner 
on blanks prepared under his authority. Such application 
shall be sworn to before a justice of the peace, notary public, 
town or city clerk or selectman. The proper fee shall be de- 
posited before the application is granted. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 12. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 14, CHAPTER 100 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE PERMIT FEES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

I. Motor vehicle municipal per- 
mits, fees how computed. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Municipal Permits. Amend section 14, 
chapter 100 of the Public Laws by striking out the word 
"model" in the fifth line and inserting in place thereof the 
word manufacture, so that said section as amended shall read 
as follows: 14. Fees. The treasurer of each city, or such 
other person as the city government may designate, and the 



26 Chapter 13 [1927 

town clerk of each town shall collect fees for such permits 
as follows: On each motor vehicle offered for registration a 
sum equal to seventeen mills on each dollar of the maker's 
list price for the current year of manufacture, twelve mills 
for the first succeeding year, nine mills for the second succeed- 
ing year, five mills for the third succeeding year, three mills 
but not exceeding ten dollars in all for the fourth and succeed- 
ing years. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect at midnight 
December 31, 1927. 

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 13. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 116 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 

RELATING TO THE OBLIGATION OF NORMAL 

SCHOOL GRADUATES. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 
1. Normal school graduates, 
obligation to teach in state, 
excused, when. 

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

1. Obligation to Teach in State, Excused When. Amend 
section 21, chapter 116 of the Public Laws by adding after the 
words "of this state" the words, unless excused by the board, 
so that said section shall read: 21. Tuition. The tuition shall 
be free to all pupils who will agree to teach in the public schools 
of this state, unless excused by the board, for a period equal 
to the length of the courses completed, and the board shall 
make the provisions necessary to eftect the purposes of this 
section. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 14, 15 27 

CHAPTER 14. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 119 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF DISTRICT OFFICERS. 



Section 
3. Takes efifect. 



Section 

1. School district officers, salaries. 

2. , payment of. 

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

1. School District Officers. Amend section 10, chapter 119 
of the Pubhc Laws by striking out the words "truant officer 
or" and -inserting in place thereof the words other district, so 
that said section shall read: 10. Salaries. At its annual 
meeting each school district shall determine the salaries of its 
school board and other district officers, and the district clerk 
shall certify the same to the selectmen. 

2. School District Officers. Amend section 11 by inserting 
after the words "school board" in the second line the words 
and other district officers, so that said section shall read: 
11. Payment of Salaries. The district treasurer shall pay to 
the school board and other district officers 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. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 117 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 

RELATING TO THE ANNUAL MEETING OF 

SUPERVISORY UNIONS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. School supervisory unions, 
date of annual meeting. 

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

1. School Supervisory Unions, Date of Annual Meeting. 

Amend section 39, chapter 117 of the Public Laws by striking 
out the words "August first in each year, at a time and place 



28 Chapter 16 [1927 

fixed by the chairmen of the several boards, and organize by 
choosing a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer, and shall 
nominate a superintendent or superintendents, 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" and inserting in place thereof the 
words, June first in each year, at a time and place fixed by the 
chairmen of the several boards, and organize by choosing a 
chairman, a secretary and a treasurer. It shall, when neces- 
sary, nominate a superintendent or superintendents, 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, so that said section shall 
read: 39. Organization; Duties. The school boards of the 
several districts forming a supervisory union shall meet be- 
tween April first and June first in each year, at a time and 
place fixed by the chairmen of the several boards, and organize 
by choosing a chairman, a secretary and a treasurer. 
It shall, when necessary, nominate a superintendent or 
superintendents, 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. 
2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 16. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 18, CHAPTER 65 OF THE PUBLIC 

LAWS RELATING TO TAXATION OF INTEREST 

AND DIVIDENDS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

\. Returns, taxable income, form 
of oath. 

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

1. Returns Taxable Income, Form of Oath. Amend sec- 
tion 18, chapter 65 of the Public Laws by adding at the end 
thereof a new sentence as follows: Selectmen of towns and 
assessors of towns and cities are hereby authorized to ad- 



1927] Chapter 17 29 

minister the oath required on such returns, so that said section 
shall read: 18. Returns. Returns of taxable income shall 
be made to the tax commission in such form as they may pre- 
scribe on or before March fifteenth in every year, but the com- 
mission may extend such time for good cause. Selectmen of 
towns and assessors of towns and cities are hereby author- 
ized to administer the oath required on such returns. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 17. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 45 OF CHAPTER 42 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO PENSIONS FOR 

CERTAIN TOWN EMPLOYEES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Pensions, town employees, 
maximum amount. 

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

1. Pensions, Town Employees, Maximum Amount. Amend 
section 45 of chapter 42 of the Public Laws by striking out the 
whole of said section and substituting in place thereof the fol- 
lowing: 45. Limitations. Towns may grant pensions to 
any fireman, police officer or constable, who, by reason of 
permanent disability directly incurred in the performance of 
his official duty, is no longer able to perform services in such 
capacity, or who has served faithfully for not less than 
twenty-five years; provided that no pension shall be granted 
for more than one year at a time. The maximum amount of 
such pension shall be in the case of a permanent man one 
half of the pay received by him at the time of his retirement 
or disability, and in case of a part-time man, call man or 
special man, five hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act, except special acts now in force in particular 
places, are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



30 Chapter 18 [1927 

CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 119 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO OUT OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL TUITION. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. High schools, tuition paid by 
district, when. 

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

1. High Schools, Tuition Paid by District When. Amend 
section 26, chapter 119 of the Pubhc Laws by striking out the 
words "or when distance or transportation facihties make it 
necessary, in another state," so that said section shall read: 
26. Tuition. Any district not maintaining a high school or 
school of corresponding grade shall pay for the tuition of any 
child who with parents or guardian resides in said district and 
who attends an approved high school or academy in another 
district in this state, and the parent or guardian of such child 
shall notify the school board of the district in which 
he resides, of the high school or academy which he 
has determined to attend; provided, that no district shall 
be liable, except under contract as provided in section 21, for 
tuition of a child in any school, in excess of the average cost 
per child of instruction for the regularly employed teachers 
of that school or of all public high schools of the state and 
the cost of textbooks, supplies and apparatus during the 
school year preceding, and in senior high school work only. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1927.] 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



1927] Chapter 19 31 

CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 165 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS REGU- 
LATING THE GRADING AND PACKING OF APPLES. 

Section 

1. Amendment ; grading and pack- 
ing of apples. 

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

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 165 of the Public Laws 
by striking out the whole of said chapter and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 

1. Definition. The term "closed" package when used in 
this chapter shall mean a barrel, box or other container, the 
contents of which cannot be sufficiently inspected without 
opening it. 

2. Standard Packages. The standard barrel for apples shall 
be of the following dimensions when measured without dis- 
tention of its parts : length of stave, twenty-eight and one- 
half inches; diameter of heads, seventeen and one-eighth 
inches; distance between heads, twenty-six inches; circum- 
ference of bulge, sixty-four inches, outside measurements; 
and the thickness of staves not greater than four tenths of an 
inch; provided, that any barrel of a different form having a 
capacity of seven thousand and fifty-six cubic inches shall be 
a standard barrel. 

The standard bushel for apples shall be a container having 
a capacity of not less than one United States standard bushel 
or 2150.42 cubic inches. 

Containers for apples other than the standard barrel or 
bushel shall be marked in terms of cubical capacity or count. 

3. Standard Grades. The standard grades of apples when 
packed or repacked within the state shall be as follows : 

"Standard Fancy" shall include only apples of one variety 
which are well matured specimens, handpicked, above medium 
color for the variety, normal shape, of good and reasonably 
uniform size, sound, free from dirt, disease, insect and fungous 
injury, bruises and any other defects except such as are neces- 
sarily caused in the operation of packing, and shall be packed 
properly in clean, strong packages. 

"Standard A" shall include only apples of one variety which 
are well matured specimens, handpicked except for varieties 



32 Chapter 19 [1927 

exempted by regulations adopted under section 9, properly 
packed, of medium color for the variety, practically normal 
shape, sound, practically free from dirt, disease, insect and 
fungous injury, bruises and other defects, except such as are 
necessarily caused in the operation of packing. 

"Standard B" shall include only apples of one variety, which 
are well matured, properly packed, not materially deformed, 
practically free from dirt, disease, insect and fungous injury 
or any other defect which materially injures the usefulness 
or keeping quality of the apple. 

In order to allow for variations incident to commercial grad- 
ing and handling not more than ten per cent, by weight, of 
the apples in any lot may be below the requirements of the 
grade with which the lot is branded. 

Apples not conforming to the foregoing specifications of 
grade, or, if conforming, not branded in occordance therewith, 
shall be considered "Unclassified" and so branded. 

4. Other Designations Forbidden. The marks indicating 
the grade, as described in the preceding section, shall not be 
accompanied by any other designation of grade or brand 
which is inconsistent with the marks required by section 6. 

5. Minimum Size; Term Defined, etc. The minimum size 
of all apples in all grades, including unclassified apples as de- 
fined in section 3, shall be marked upon the package, and shall 
be determined by taking the transverse diameter of the small- 
est fruit in the package at right angles to the stem and blos- 
som ends. Minimum sizes shall be stated in variations of one 
quarter of an inch, such as two inches, two and one-quarter 
inches and so forth, in accordance with the facts. Minimum 
sizes may be designated by figures instead of words. The 
word "minimum" may be designated by using the abbrevia- 
tion "min." 

6. Certain Information to be Marked on Closed Packages. 
Each closed package of apples packed or repacked within the 
state and intended for sale within or without the state shall be 
marked or branded at the time of packing, repacking or clos- 
ing with a statement of the quantity of the contents, except 
as hereinafter provided, the name and address of the person 
by whose authority the apples were packed, the true name of 
the variety, and the grade and minimum size of the apples 
contained therein, in accordance with sections 3 and 5, and the 



1927] Chapter 19 33 

name of the state where they were grown. If the true name 
of the variety is not known to the packer or other person by 
whose authority the apples are packed, the statement shall 
include the words "variety unknown" and if the name of the 
state where the apples were grown is not known, this fact 
shall also be set forth in the statement. If apples are re- 
packed, the package shall be marked "repacked," and shall 
bear the name and address of the person by whose authority 
it is repacked in place of that of the person by whose authority 
it was originally packed. 

7. Size of Lettering. The branding or marking of barrels 
under the provisions of this chapter shall be in block letters 
and figures not less than one-half inch in height. The com- 
missioner of agriculture shall prescribe rules and regulations 
as to the lettering to be used in branding, or marking other 
packages. 

8. Misbranded Apples. Term Defined. For the purposes 
of this chapter apples packed in a closed package, unless 
branded and conforming to the official standards for the in- 
spection of barreled apples promulgated by the secretary of 
the United States Department of Agriculture, shall be deemed 
to be misbranded: 

I. If the package fails to bear all statements required by 
section 6. 

II. If the package bears any statement, design or device 
regarding such article or its contents which shall be false or 
misleading in any particular, or is falsely branded in any 
particular. 

9. Administrative Authority. The commissioner of agri- 
culture shall make and may modify uniform rules and regula- 
tions for carrying out the provisions of this chapter. He shall, 
in person, or by his deputy or agent, have free access, ingress 
and egress at all reasonable hours to any place, building or 
vehicle in which apples are packed, stored, sold, offered or 
exposed for sale or held for transportation. He shall also have 
power, in person or by his deputy or agent, to open any box, 
barrel or other container, and may upon tendering the market 
price, take such container and its contents or samples there- 
from. Said commissioner shall have general authority to 
administer and enforce the provisions of this chapter and the 



34 Chapter 19 [1927 

rules and regulations made hereunder, and to prosecute viola- 
tions thereof. 

10. Violations, Notice and Hearing. When the commis- 
sioner becomes cognizant of the violation of any provision of 
this chapter he shall cause notice of such violation, together 
with a copy of the findings, to be given to the person or per- 
sons concerned. Persons so notified shall be given a hearing 
under rules and regulations prescribed by the commissioner. 
Notices of such hearing shall specify the date, hour and place 
of the hearing. Affidavits under oath may be received by the 
commissioner as evidence. 

11. Penalties. Whoever himself or by his servant or 
agent misbrands apples within the meaning of this chapter or 
packs, sells, distributes, off"ers or exposes for sale or distribu- 
tion apples which are misbranded or apples in closed or open 
packages so packed that the faced or shown surface gives a 
false representation of the contents of such package, or other- 
wise packs, sells, distributes, offers or exposes for sale or dis- 
tribution, apples in violation of any provision of this chapter, 
shall be fined for the first ofi'ense not exceeding fifty dollars 
and for a subsequent offense not exceeding two hundred dol- 
lars. Whoever violates any rule or regulation made by the com- 
missioner under this chapter, or obstructs or hinders the com- 
missioner or his deputy or agent in the performance of his 
duties hereunder, shall be fined not less than ten nor more 
than one hundred dollars. 

12. Exemptions from Penalties. No person shall be 
deemed to have violated any provision of this chapter if he 
can establish by satisfactory evidence that he acted in good 
faith solely as a distributor, and that he was not a part^^ to 
the packing and grading of the apples in question, or if he can 
establish a guaranty signed by the person from whom he re- 
ceived such apples to the effect that the same are not mis- 
branded within the meaning of this chapter, specifically 
designating this act. Such evidence or guaranty, to afford 
protection, shall contain the name and address of the person 
making the sale or shipment of such apples to said distributor, 
and in such a case such person shall be subject to the penalties 
to which the distributor would otherwise be liable under the 
provisions of this chapter. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 



1927] Chapter 20 35 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 20. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 121 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO SCHOOL MONEY. 

Section I Section 

1. School money, payment to dis- 2. Takes effect, 

trict treasurer. | 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rep7'esentatives in 
General Conrt convened : 

1. School Money. Amend section 5, chapter 121 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the words "and when collected 
shall pay the same over to the district treasurer" and inserting 
in place thereof the words and shall pay the same over to the 
district treasurer as the school board shall require for the 
maintenance of schools, so that said section shall read: 
.5. Assessment. The selectmen of the town, in their next an- 
nual assessment, shall assess upon 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 dis- 
trict, and shall pay the same over to the district treasurer as 
the school board shall require for the maintenance of schools. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



36 Chapters 21, 22 [1927 

CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING THROUGH THE ICE IN THE TOWNS 
OF HANCOCK AND NELSON. 



Section 

1. Long pond, Spoonwood pond, 
ice fishing prohibited. 



Section 

2. Penalties. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. That all persons are hereby 
prohibited from fishing through the ice for a period of five 
years from December 1, 1927 in the following waters: Nubanu- 
sit lake or sometimes known as Long pond in the towns of 
Hancock and Nelson and Spoonwood pond which connects 
Nubanusit lake by a dam. 

2. Penalties. Any person who violates the provisions of 
this act shall be fined as follows: For each violation ten dol- 
lars, and five dollars for each fish taken. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect Decem- 
ber 1, 1927. 

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 22. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAMES OF CERTAIN PONDS IN THE 
TOWN OF BARRINGTON. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Barrington, ponds in, names j 2. Takes effect. 
changed. I 

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

1. Names Changed. On and after the passage of this act 
tlie names of certain ponds in the town of Barrington shall be 
changed as follows: Swaine's and Bodge's ponds to Union 
lake; Mendham pond to Mendham lake; and Ayer's pond to 
Ayer's lake. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 28, 24 37 

CHAPTER 23. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF A CERTAIN POND IN THE 
TOWN OF HARRISVILLE. 

Sf.ction I Sfxtion 

1. North pond, iianic changed. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Name Changed. The name of North pond in the town 
of Harrisville is hereby changed to Lake Sketutahkee. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 24. 



AN ACT RELATING TO TAKING CONCH FROM HAMPTON RIVER 
AND ITS TRIBUTARIES. 

Section j Section 

1. Conch, taking, limit. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Conch, Taking, Limit. Amend section 42 of chapter 
200 of the Public Laws by adding to said section 42 the words, 
provided however that this section shall not apply to Hamp- 
ton river or its tributaries, so that said section 42 as amended 
shall read as follows: 42. Conch. No person shall take 
conch or winkles except for consumption or use by residents of 
this state, provided however that this section shall not apply 
to Hampton river or its tributaries. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



38 Chapters 25, 26 [1927 

CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 15 OF CHAPTER 200 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO HORNED POUT. 

Sfxtion j Section 

1. Horned pout, taking, limit. i 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Horned Pout, Taking, Limit. Amend section 15, chap- 
ter 200 of the PubUc Laws by adding at the end of said section 
the following, and in no event shall a person take more than a 
total of forty horned pout in one day, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 15. Horned Pout. Except 
in the county of Coos and from the Connecticut river, no per- 
son shall take any catfish, commonly called horned pout or 
bullhead, except between June first and November first; and 
in no event shall a person take more than a total of forty 
horned pout in one day. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 26. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 17 OF CHAPTER 200 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO FRESH WATER SMELT. 



Section 

1. Fresh water smelt, taking, 
limit. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

1. Fresh Water Smelt. Amend section 17 of chapter 200 
of the Public Laws by striking out in the second line of said 
section, the words "in one day" and adding in the place there- 
of, the words between twelve o'clock noon in any day and 
twelve o'clock noon of the following day, so that said section, 
as amended, shall read as follows: 17. Smelt, Limit. A 
person may take a total of not more than ten pounds of fresh 



1927] Chapter 27 39 

water smelt between twelve o'clock noon in any day and 
twelve o'clock noon of the following day. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ARTIFICIAL CULTURE OF FISH. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Private ponds, sale and trans- 
portation of fish. 

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

1. Private Ponds, Sale and Transportation of Fish. Amend 

section 14 of chapter 201 of the Public Laws by adding at the 
end of said section the following words : and may sell, ship or 
transport such fish in accordance with the rules and regula- 
tions established by the fish and game commissioner, so that 
said section shall read as follows: 14. Private Ponds. A 
person owning a natural pond of not more than ten acres or 
an artificial pond entirely upon his premises stocked at his 
own expense with fish artificially hatched or reared, and who 
holds a breeder's permit in which said pond is included, may 
take fish from such natural or artificial pond at any time for 
the purpose of propagation or consumption as food on his 
premises, and may sell, ship or transport such fish in accord- 
ance with the rules and regulations established by the fish and 
game commissioner. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eff"ect up- 
on its passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



40 Chapters 28, 29 [1927 

CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE CLOSING OF SEASONS FOR HUNTING, 
FISHING OR TRAPPING. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Emergency closed seasons liy 
proclamation. 

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

1. Closed Season by Proclamation. Amend chapter 197 
of the Public Laws by adding after section 33 the following: 
33-a. Temporary Closed Seasons. When in their opinion any 
other emergency has arisen which justifies such action, they 
may, in the same manner, upon the recommendation of the 
fish and game commissioner and after public hearing, close 
any open season for hunting, fishing or trapping, entirely or 
in part. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 29. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 117 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO TRUANT OFFICERS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. State board of education, 
powers, as to truant officers. 

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

1. State Board of Education, Powers. Amend section 34, 
chapter 117 of the Public Laws by striking out said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: 34. Additional 
Officers. The state board may require school boards to 
appoint additional truant officers if in its judgment such ad- 
ditional officers are necessary; and may require the school 
board of any school district to remove any truant officer found 
by it to be incompetent, and to appoint a competent successor ; 
and upon the failure or neglect of the school board to do so, 



1927] Chapters 30, 31 41 

it may appoint such truant officer and fix his compensation, 
and such compensation shall be paid by the district. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 30. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 356 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO EXEMPTION FROM TRUSTEE PROCESS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Exemption from trustee 
process. 

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

1. Exemption from Trustee Process. Amend chapter 856, 
section 20, subsection II of the Public Laws by striking- out 
the entire subsection and substituting for it the following: 
II. Wages of the defendant earned before the service of the 
writ upon the trustee, to the amount of twenty dollars, except 
that only an amount up to ten dollars shall be exempt in 
actions brought to recover for necessaries furnished to the 
defendant or any of his family. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 162 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO PETROLEUM. 

Section I Section 

1. Illuminating oils; sale, test. 2. Repeal. 

I 3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Illuminating Oils. Amend section 25 of chapter 162 of 
the Public Laws by striking out said section and substituting 
therefor the following: 25. Sale; Test. No person shall 



42 Chapter 32 [1927 

mix for sale gasoline with kerosene or other illuminating or 
fuel oils, or shall sell or offer for sale such mixture; or shall 
sell or offer for sale kerosene or similar illuminating or fuel 
oils which flash under 110 degrees Fahrenheit, open cup test. 
Provided, that this shall not be construed as applying to the 
sale of gasoline as such for fuel or illuminating purposes. 

2. Repeal. Section 27 of chapter 162 of the Public Laws 
is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE PROFESSIONAL BONDSMEN. 



Section 

5. Fee or commission. 

6. Penalty. 

7. Repeal. 

8. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Professional bondsmen, defini- 

tion. 

2. Regulation. 

3. Affidavits. 

4. False statements. 

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

1. Professional Bondsmen. Any person making a business 
of furnishing bail in criminal cases, and receiving money or 
other compensation therefor shall be deemed a professional 
bondsman. 

2. Regulation. All such professional bondsmen shall regis- 
ter with the clerk of court of the county before operating in 
such capacity in any county of the state, the fee for same to 
be fixed by the clerk, and furnish to said clerk a statement 
under oath of his financial responsibility. In the event that 
his responsibility is lessened or terminated, the clerk of said 
court shall immediately be notified. The clerk of such county 
shall notify such officers in his county having authority to 
accept bail, the names of such persons filing as bondsmen and 
also notify said officers of change in said bondsmen's status. 

3. Affidavits. Professional bondsmen shall be required to 
make affidavits of the sufficiencies of their security in furnish- 
ing surety for recognizances of persons chargeable with a 



1927] Chapter 33 43 

criminal offense on forms furnished for that purpose by the 
superior court. 

4. False Statements. Any person offering himself as 
surety on bail in civil or criminal cases, and falsely represent- 
ing that he is the legal or equitable owner of real estate, shall 
be guilty of a misdemeanor. 

5. Fee or Commission. In no instance shall a professional 
bondsman charge for his commission or fee more than five per 
cent of the amount of bail set or provided and furnished by 
said professional bondsman through security or cash ; and the 
maximum that can be charged in any case shall be one hun- 
dred dollars. 

6. Penalty. Failure to comply with any of the provisions 
of this act shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one hun- 
dred dollars ($100) or imprisonment for thirty days or both. 

7. Repeal. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act are hereby repealed. 

8. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 382 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



Section 

1. Wild animals in captivity, 
duties of fish and game com- 
missioner. 

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

1. Fish and Game Commissioner, Duties. Amend section 
1, chapter 382 of the Public Laws by adding at the end thereof 
the following: It shall be the dutj^ of the fish and game com- 
missioner to enforce the provisions of this section so far as the 
same shall apply to wild animals kept in captivity and he shall 
make such reasonable rules and regulations as he may deem 
necessary in order to carry out such provisions, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 1. Use, Sale, 
etc. If any person shall overdrive, overwork, drive when 



44 



Chapter 34 



[1927 



overloaded, use, buy, sell or exchange when unfit for labor, 
torture, deprive of necessary sustenance or shelter, cruelly 
beat, mutilate or kill, cruelly abandon, or transport in a cruel 
or inhuman manner, any animal, or shall aid therein, or shall 
knowingly and wilfully permit any animal in his care to be 
subjected to unnecessary torture, sulfering or cruelty of any 
kind, he shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or 
imprisoned not more than one year, or both. It shall be the 
duty of the fish and game commissioner to enforce the pro- 
visions of this section so far as the same shall apply to wild 
animals kept in captivity and he shall make such reasonable 
rules and regulations as he may deem necessary in order to 
carry out such provisions. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMIS- 
SIONER OF AGRICULTURE AS TO CO-OPERATIVE 
MARKETING ASSOCIATIONS. 



Section 

1. Co-operative marketing associa- 

tions, organization. 

2. By-laws, copy filed with com- 

missioner of agriculture, 
when. 



Section 

3. Association contracts, copy 
filed with commissioner of 
agriculture, when. 

4. System of accounting, re- 
ports, etc. 

5. Takes effect. 

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

1. Co-operative Marketing Associations, Organization. 

Amend chapter 224 of the Public Laws by adding after sec- 
tion 6 the following new section: 6-a. Commissioner of 
Agriculture. The commissioner of agriculture may give as- 
sistance in the organization, or reorganization, of co-operative 
associations and may, by general or specific order, require any 
such association doing business in this state or in the process 
of organization to file with the department a report of its pro- 
motion and organization expenses. 

2. By-Laws, Copy Filed. Amend chapter 224 of the Public 



1927] Chapter 34 45 

Laws by adding after section 10 the following new section: 
10-a. Commissioner of Agriculture. The commissioner of 
agriculture may by general or specific order require any such 
association doing business in this state to file with the de- 
partment a certified copy of its by-laws. 

3. Association Contracts, Copy Filed. Amend chapter 224 
of the Public Laws by adding after section 31 the following 
new section: 31-a. Commissioner of Agriculture. The com- 
missioner of agriculture may by general or specific order re- 
quire any such association doing business in this state to file 
with the department a certified copy of any marketing con- 
tract or agreement between the association and its members 
or patrons. 

4. System of Accounting, Reports, etc. Amend chapter 
224 of the Public Laws by adding after section 39 the following 
new section : 39-a. Commissioner of Agriculture. The com- 
missioner of agriculture may by general or specific order 
prescribe comprehensive systems of accounting for such as- 
sociations doing business in this state and may require any 
such association to render reports, in form indicated by him, 
which shall state the nature and volume of business, resources, 
liabilities, profits, losses and any other facts bearing upon the 
financial condition of the association. The commissioner may 
investigate the management of any such association doing 
business in this state and may make the facts, relating to said 
management, available to the members or stockholders of the 
association; provided, that a request for such investigation 
has been filed with the department, signed by at least twenty 
per cent of the members or stockholders in the case of asso- 
ciations of less than five hundred members or stockholders and 
by at least one hundred members in the case of associations 
of five hundred or more members or stockholders. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take efi'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



46 Chapters 35, 36 [1927 

CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Governor's salary. 

2. -. , secretary and assistants. 

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

1. Amendment. Amend section 34 of chapter 19 of the 
Pubhc Laws by striking out the word "three" and by inserting 
in place thereof the word five, and by renumbering the section 
to be section 35 so that said section as amended shall read: 
35. Governor's Salary. The annual salary of the governor 
shall be five thousand dollars. 

2. Amendment. Amend section 37 of chapter 19 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the same, and by renumbering so 
that said section as amended shall read: 38. Governor's 
Secretary and Assistants. The governor shall appoint a 
secretary whose annual salary shall be three thousand dollars. 
He may appoint a clerk or stenographer and obtain such other 
stenographic and clerical assistance as he may need, the com- 
pensation therefor to be fixed by the governor with the con- 
sent of the council. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 1929. 

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 36. 



AN ACT RELATING TO POWERS OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL. 



Section 

1. Emergency fund, annual ap- 
propriation. 



Section 

2. Renumbering sections. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 19 of the Public Laws by 
inserting after section 33, the following: 

General Emergency 

34. Emergency Fund. The sum of seventy-five thousand 
dollars is annually appropriated as an emergency fund which 



1927] Chapter 37 47 

may be expended by the governor with the consent of the 
council to aid any state department in any emergency which 
may arise, and to protect the interests of the state. 

2. Renumbering. Amend chapter 19 of the Pubhc Laws 
by renumbering sections 34 to 37 inchisive to read 35 to 38. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 37. 



AN ACT PROVIDING A TRANSFER TAX RECIPROCAL EXEMPTION. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Transfer tax, reciprocal exemp- 
tion ; questions of law trans- 
ferred to supreme court. I 

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

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 73 of the Public Laws by 
adding at the end of said chapter the following two new sec- 
tions: 29. Reciprocal Exemption. The tax imposed by this 
chapter, except upon the transfer of tangible personal property 
having an actual situs in this state, shall not be payable, in 
the case of estates of persons deceased subsequent to the 
passage of this act, (a) if the non-resident owner at the time 
of his death was a resident of a state or territory of the United 
States, or of any foreign country, which at the time of his 
death did not impose a transfer tax or death tax of any char- 
acter in respect to* property of residents of this state, except 
tangible personal property having an actual situs in such state 
or territory or foreign country, or, (b) if the laws of the state, 
territory or country of residence of such non-resident owner 
at the time of his death contained a reciprocal exemption pro- 
vision under which non-residents were exempted from trans- 
fer taxes or death taxes of every character in respect to 
personal property, except tangible personal property having 
an actual situs therein, provided the state, territory or coun- 
try of residence of such non-residents allowed a similar ex- 



'^ Amended, chapter 104, post. 



48 Chapter 38 [1927 

emption to residents of the state, territory or country of 
residence of such non-resident owner. For the purpose of 
this section the District of Columbia and possessions of the 
United States shall be considered territories of the United 
States. 30. Questions of Law. The assistant attorney- 
general may, at any time, reserve, certify and transfer to the 
supreme court for decision any question of law which may 
arise in connection with the administration of this chapter or 
of chapter 72. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT RELATING TO BUSINESS CORPORATIONS. 

Section j Section 

1. Amendment to record of organ- ! 2. Stock reduction, fees, 
ization, minumum fee. ; 3. Takes effect. 

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

— 1. Minimum Fee. Amend section 92 of chapter 225 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the period and adding at the end 
of said section a semicolon and the following words, provided, 
however, that the minimum fee shall be five dollars ; so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 92. Record 
of Organization, Amendments. The fee for recording the rec- 
ord of amendment required by section 44, 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; provided, however, that the minimum fee 
shall be five dollars. 

2. Stock Reduction, Fees. Amend section 95 of said chap- 
ter by striking out the whole of said section and substituting 
the following: 95. Annual Fee. For the privilege of con- 
tinuing its corporate franchise, 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 



1927] Chapter 39 49 

upon filing its original record of organization plus one fourth 
of additional payments for increases in its authorized capital 
stock, if any; in case the authorized capital stock is reduced, 
the annual return fee shall be one fourth the amount required 
for the original fee of a corporation capitalized at the amount 
as reduced. In no case, however, shall such annual fee be 
more than one hundred dollars or less than five dollars and it 
shall not be required of any such corporation which on March 
first of any year shall not have been incorporated more than 
six months. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 276 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS, 

RELATING TO ADJUSTMENT OF LOSSES UNDER FIRE 

INSURANCE CONTRACTS. 



SiXTION 

1. Adjustment of losses begun 
when. 



Si'XTION" 

2. Penalty. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate cmrf House of Reiwesentatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Adjustment Begun When. Amend section 10, chapter 
276 of the Public Laws by striking out the words "shall 
adjust" in the first line of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: shall begin the adjustment of, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 10. Adjust- 
ment. The company shall begin the adjustment of the loss 
within fifteen days after the receipt of such notice. 

2. Penalty. Amend section 13, chapter 276 of the Public 
Laws by striking out the word "two" in the first line of said 
section and inserting in place thereof the word three, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 13. Suspension 
for Violations. For any violation of the three preceding sec- 
tions the insurance commissioner may suspend the authority 
of the company to transact business in this state for such 



50 Chapter 40 [1927 

length of time, not exceeding one year, as he may deem ad- 
visable. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 40. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 9 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO LANDS FOR STATE INSTITUTIONS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Taking of land tor use of 
normal schools. 

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

1. Amendment. Amend section 5, chapter 9 of the Public 
Laws by adding after the words 'institutional lands and," the 
words at their request, or that of the state board of education 
as trustees of the normal schools, so that said section shall 
read : 5. Real Estate. Upon request of any of said boards, 
the governor and council may buy, sell or exchange institu- 
tional lands, and at their request, or that of the state board 
of education as trustees of the normal schools, may institute 
proceedings for the taking of land for institutional purposes 
by eminent domain; and the procedure for that purpose shall 
be the same and the value of the land shall be determined as 
in cases of land taken for highways upon petition to the 
superior court. On the payment of the value as finally de- 
termined, the title to the land so taken shall vest in the 
state. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 41, 42 51 

CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CLOSING SUNSET LAKE IN GREENFIELD TO 
ALL ICE FISHING FOR A TERM OF FIVE YEARS. 

Section j Section 

1. Sunset lake, ice fishing pro- ; 2. Penalties. 

hibited. 3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are prohibited from 
fishing through the ice for a period of five years from the date 
of the passage of this act, in Sunset lake, so called, in the town 
of Greenfield. 

2. Penalties. Any person who shall violate the provisions 
of this act shall be fined ten dollars for each offense and five 
dollars additional for each fish taken in violation thereof. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 42. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF SALT WATER SMELT. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Salt water smelt, taking regu- 
lated. 

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

1. Salt Water Smelt. Amend section 33, chapter 200 of 
the Public Laws by adding at the end thereof the following: 
and no person shall at any time take salt water smelt from 
any of said rivers, bays or tributaries, unless he is, and has 
been for six months, a resident of this state. Smelt taken 
from all salt waters of the state may be bought and sold dur- 
ing the open season therefor, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 33. Smelt. The taking of salt water 
smelt from the Piscataqua river and its tributaries, the 
Exeter river and its tributaries. Great bay and Greenland bay, 
from March thirty-first to July first, is prohibited; and no 



52 Chapter 43 [1927 

person shall at any time take salt water smelt from any of 
said rivers, bays or tributaries, unless he is, and has been for 
six months, a resident of this state. Smelt taken from all salt 
waters of the state may be bought and sold during the open 
season therefor. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 43. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 199 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAV\^S RELATING TO PHEASANTS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Taking pheasants in Merrimack 
county. 

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

1. Taking- Pheasants in Merrimack County. Amend sec- 
tion 3 of chapter 199 of the Public Laws by inserting after the 
word "Rockingham" the word Merrimack, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 3. Pheasants. Male 
pheasants may be taken and possessed from November first 
to November sixth inclusive in Hillsborough, Rockingham, 
Merrimack and Strafford counties only. A person may take a 
total of not more than two male pheasants in one day and not 
more than five in one season. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1927.] 



1927] 



Chapter 44 



53 



CHAPTER 44. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR PUBLIC SCALES. 



Section 

2. Renumbering sections. 

3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. I'ublic scales: weighers, ap- 
pointment ; certificates re- 
quired; sales to city or 
town; other purchases; 
fees; maintenance; penalty; 
adoption of provisions by 
city or town. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court com^ened : 

1. Public Scales. Amend chapter 161 of the Public Laws 
by adding- after section 40 the following new sections : 

41. Public Weighers, Appointment. Any town or city may 
appoint one or more public weighers of coal or other mer- 
chandise. Such weighers shall be appointed in towns by the 
board of selectmen and in cities by the body which appoints 
the city sealers of weights and measures, and shall hold office 
during the pleasure of the body by which they are appointed, 
or until their successors are chosen and qualified. 

42. Certificates Required. All coal and hay sold by weight 
in any city or town adopting the provisions hereof shall be 
weighed by one of such public weighers, at the expense of the 
seller. The weigher shall deliver to the seller, or his agent, a 
certificate of the weight of all merchandise weighed by him, 
which certificate shall be delivered by the seller to the buyer 
or his agent at the time of the delivery of such merchandise. 
No person shall act as a public weigher of coal, hay or other 
merchandise of which he is either the buyer or seller, or a 
servant or agent of the buyer or seller, or in the sale whereof 
he has any interest, except when such servant or agent is 
acting in behalf of the town or city. The weigher shall keep 
a record of all such certificates, which record shall at all times 
be open to inspection by any person interested therein. 

43. Sales to City or Town. Every person selling to any 
city or town by weight any merchandise, the weight whereof 
is more than one hundred pounds, shall furnish therewith, at 
his own expense, the certificate of a public weigher of said city 
or town. 

44. Other Purchases. Any person, not a city or town, 
purchasing by weight any merchandise, the weight whereof 



54 Chapter 44 [1927 

is more than one hundred pounds, other than coal or hay, may 
require therewith the certificate of a pubUc weigher of the 
city or town in which such purchaser resides, such certificate 
to be deUvered with said merchandise at the expense of the 
seller. 

45. Fees. Public weighers shall be paid such fees, not ex- 
ceeding fifteen cents for each weighing, as shall be prescribed 
by the body by which they are appointed, which shall be in 
full for the use of the scales, the certificates furnished, the 
recording thereof and all official services performed. 

46. Maintenance. Any city or town may erect and main- 
tain public scales within the limits of any public highway, or 
on any other lands and may appropriate money therefor. In 
case of the failure of the owner of lands to sell the property 
required for the erection and maintenance of public scales, 
proceedings may be had for the acquisition of such property 
by a town or city in the same manner as for the taking of land 
for highway purposes. 

47. Penalty. Any person who shall sell any merchandise 
without furnishing therewith the certificate of a public 
weigher as required by the provisions hereof, or any public 
weigher who, on tender to him of his lawful fees, shall refuse 
to perform any duty imposed upon him by the provisions 
hereof, shall be fined not more than twenty dollars. 

48. Adoption by City or Town. The provisions hereof 
when adopted by lawful vote of any city or town shall continue 
in force until said vote is rescinded. 

2. Renumbering. Further amend chapter 161 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by renumbering sections 41 to 43, inclusive, to read 
sections 49 to 51. 

:i. Takes Elfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 10, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 45, 46 55 

CHAPTER 45. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGE. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

L Jewish rabbis may solemnize 
marriage. 

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

1. Jewish Rabbis May Solemnize Marriage. Amend sec- 
tion 34 of chapter 286 [of the Public Laws] by striking out 
said section and inserting in place thereof the following: 34. 
Exceptions. Nothing contained in this chapter shall affect the 
right of Jewish Rabbis who are citizens of the United States, 
residing in this state, or of the people called Friends or 
Quakers, to solemnize marriages in the way usually practiced 
among them and all marriages so solemnized shall be valid. 
Jewish Rabbis who are citizens of the United States, residing 
out of the state, may obtain special license in the manner pro- 
vided by section 29 of this chapter. 

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

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 46. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 197 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO BOUNTIES ON WILD CATS. 

Section I Section 

1. Bounties on wild cats. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Amendment. Amend chapter 197 of the Public Laws 
by adding to said chapter 197 a section numbered 63 to read as 
follows: 63. Bounties on Wild Cats. Any person who shall 
kill in this state any wild cat of the species known as bobcat 
or lynx, may present the head of said cat to any regularly em- 
ployed warden or deputy warden with a sworn statement that 
it was killed in New Hampshire, giving date and locality of 
killing, and said warden shall, upon being satisfied that the 
animal belonged to either of the species mentioned above, re- 



56 Chapter 47 [1927 

port to the commissioner. The commissioner shall thereupon 
certify the killing to the governor who is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant upon the fish and game fund in payment 
of ten dollars for each cat so killed, reported and certified. 
Said warden shall destroy each head presented and certified as 
directed by the commissioner of fish and game. Any person 
guilty of fraud or misrepresentation in collecting or attempt- 
ing to collect payment for the killing of any wild cat, as pro- 
vided in this section, shall be deemed to have violated the 
provisions of this section and shall be fined not less than 
twenty-five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars for 
each violation. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take eff'ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 47. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 68, CHAPTER 283 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAV^^S, RELATING TO A FEE FOR THE FILING 

OF ANNUAL STATEMENTS BY FRATERNAL 

BENEFIT SOCIETIES. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Fraternal benefit societies; an- 
nual report, fee. 

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

1. Fraternal Benefit Societies. Amend section 68, chapter 
283 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said section 
the following, and shall pay to the commissioner a fee of fif- 
teen dollars for the filing of such annual statement, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 68. Annual 
Report. Every society transacting business in this state shall 
annually, on or before March first, file with the insurance com- 
missioner, in such form as he may require, a statement, under 
oath of its president and secretary or corresponding officers, 
of its condition and standing on December thirty-first next 
preceding, and of its transactions for the year ending on that 
date, and such other information as the commissioner may 



1927] Chapters 48, 49 57 

deem necessary to a proper exhibit of its business and plan of 
work, and shall pay to the commissioner a fee of fifteen dol- 
lars for the filing of such annual statement. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 48. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE HIGHWAY EXTENDING FROM MAINE 

LINE. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Franklin Pierce highway desig- 
nated. 

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

1. Franklin Pierce Highway. That the number 9 highway 
extending from the Maine line at South Bei'wick, Maine, 
through the following cities and towns, Rollinsford, Dover, 
Madbury, Harrington, Northwood, Epsom, Chichester, Con- 
cord, Hopkinton, Henniker, Hillsborough, Antrim, Stoddard, 
Nelson, Sullivan, Roxbury, Keene, Chesterfield, to the Ver- 
mont line at Brattleboro be designated as the Franklin Pierce 
Highway. 

2. Takes Eft'ect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 49. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 16 OF CHAPTER 192 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO PUBLIC FOREST LANDS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Tax abatement to towns con- 
taining public forest lands, 
procedure. 

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

1. Tax Abatement to Towns Containing Public Forest 
Lands. Section 16 of chapter 192 of the Public Laws is here- 
by amended by striking out the whole of said section and in- 



58 Chapter 50 [1927 

serting in place thereof the following: 16. Procedure. Ap- 
plication for such abatement shall be made upon blanks pro- 
vided by the tax commission which shall call for such in- 
formation as they deem necessary, and the tax commission, on 
the facts set forth in said return, may make an abatement of 
such an amount as equity may require, subject to the limita- 
tions above provided. After the tax commission has made 
known its decision on such petition for abatement any town 
dissatisfied may ask for a hearing thereon within thirty days 
from the date thereof. The commission shall hold a hearing 
thereon, notice thereof to be given by publication in some 
newspaper published in the county in which said town is situ- 
ated within five days after the receipt of such request. The 
commission, if dissatisfied with the facts set forth in said 
return may ask for further information from the selectmen of 
any town or may hold a public hearing thereon. 

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

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 50. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO FOREST PROTECTION AND BURNING 

PROPERTY. 

Section I Section 

1. Regulation of fires : prosecu- I 2. Repeal. 

tions ; permits ; liability for j 3. Takes eflfect. 

fires without permit ; pen- j 

alty ; camp fires. I 

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

1. Regulation of Fires. Amend chapter 191 of the Public 
Laws by striking out sections 32, 34, 35, 36 and 37 and sub- 
stituting therefor the following: 

32. Prosecutions. When a district chief or forest fire 
warden has any reason to believe that any forest fire law has 
been violated he shall report to the state forester all the facts 
coming within his knowledge. The state forester shall then 
take such action as he deems necessary and shall be entitled 



1927] Chapter 50 59 

to the advice and assistance of the attorney-general and the 
county soHcitors. 

34. Permits, (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to 
kindle or cause to be kindled a fire upon the land of another 
without first obtaining permission from the owner thereof or 
his agent, or upon public land without the written permission 
from the official caretaker thereof. 

(b) No person shall kindle or cause to be kindled any fire 
or shall burn or cause to be burned any material in or near 
any woodlands, pasture, brush, sprout, waste or cut-over land, 
or where the fire may be communicated to such land, except 
when the ground is covered with snow, without first obtaining 
written permission from the forest fire warden of the city or 
town where the burning is to be done or without the presence 
of the warden or some person designated by him to superin- 
tend such burning. Permits issued by forest fire wardens shall 
be prepared by the state forester, who may make and adopt 
such reasonable rules and regulations as may be necessary to 
give eff'ect to this provision. 

35. Liability for Fires without Permit. Any person, by 
himself or agent causing or kindling a fire without permit of 
the forest fire warden, when such permit is required by the 
foregoing section, and also any person, by whose negligence or 
the negligence of his agents any fire shall be caused, shall be 
liable in a civil action for the payment to the town of the ex- 
penses incurred by the forest fire warden or deputy warden in 
attending or extinguishing such fire. The items of expense of 
said fire shall bear the written approval of the state forester. 

36. Penalty. Whoever is found guilty of violating any 
provision of section 34 shall be fined not more than two hun- 
dred dollars, or imprisoned not more than sixty days. 

Whoever causes or kindles a fire by any means, wilfully, or 
in a careless and imprudent manner, which shall endanger 
woodland as described in section 34 (b) shall be fined not more 
than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one 
year or both, 

37. Camp Fires. When permission has been obtained from 
the land owner or the official caretaker of public land, camp or 
cooking fires may be kindled without permission of the forest 
fire warden, at suitable times and in suitable places, when they 
will not endanger woodlands as described in section 84 (b) , ex- 



60 Chapter 51 [1927 

cept in such towns or cities as now have or may hereafter 
adopt by-huvs or regulations requiring such permission. 

Whoever shall kindle or cause to be kindled any such fire or 
use an abandoned fire in or near woodlands, shall totally ex- 
tinguish the same before leaving it and upon failure to do so 
such person or persons shall be subject to the same liabilities 
and penalties as are prescribed in sections 35 and 36. 

2. Repeal. Amend chapter 391 of the Public Laws by 
striking out sections 4 and 5. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 51. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 316, PUBLIC 
LAWS, RELATING TO THE SUPERIOR COURT. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Superior court, number of 
justices increased. 

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

1. Number of Justices Increased. Amend section 1, chap- 
ter 316 of the Public Laws by striking out the word "four" 
and inserting in place thereof the word five, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read as follows: 1. Justices. The 
superior court shall consist of a chief justice and five associate 
justices, appointed and commissioned as prescribed by the 
constitution. 

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

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



1927] Chapter 52 61 

CHAPTER 52. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF PARAGRAPH IV, SECTION 1, CHAPTER 

99 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO MOTOR 

VEHICLES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Alotor vehicle dealer, delini- 
tion. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representativ(.s in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Vehicle Dealer, Definition. Amend paragraph IV, 
section 1, chapter 99 of the Pubhc Laws by adding after the 
word "otherwise" in the third hne of said paragraph the 
words, or who is engaged principally in the business of buying 
promissory notes secured by mortgage, conditional sale con- 
tract or lease upon motor vehicles, so that said paragraph as 
amended shall read as follows: IV. "Dealer," every person 
who has an established place of business and who is en- 
gaged principally in the business of buying, selling or ex- 
changing motor vehicles, on commission or otherwise, or who 
is engaged principally in the business of buying promissory 
notes secured by mortgage, conditional sale contract or lease 
upon motor vehicles, or who sells at retail fuels as herein de- 
fined. 

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

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



62 Chapter 53 [1927 

CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 100 AND 102 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Section 

2. Fees. 

3. Takes effect. 



Section 
1. Motor vehicle junk licenses : ap- 
plication ; registration ; limi- 
tation ; plates ; use of plates ; 
use of cars ; record book ; 
premises may be entered ; 
revocation of license ; pen- 
alty. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hottbe of Rep'^esentatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Motor Vehicle Junk Licenses. Amend chapter 100 of 
the Public Laws by adding at the end of said chapter the fol- 
lowing new sections: 

44. Motor Vehicle Junk License. Any person who has an 
established place of business and who is engaged in the busi- 
ness of buying second hand motor vehicles for the purpose of 
remodeling, taking apart or rebuilding the same, or the buy- 
ing or selling of parts of second hand motor vehicles, or tires, 
or the assemxbling of second hand motor vehicle parts, may be 
granted a motor vehicle junk license upon satisfying the com- 
missioner that such applicant is a suitable person to hold such 
license. 

45. Application. The applicant for a motor vehicle junk 
license shall make application to the commissioner upon 
blanks furnished by him for that purpose, for a general dis- 
tinguishing number for his motor vehicles. 

46. Registration. The commissioner may, if he is satisfied 
of the facts stated in such application, grant the same and is- 
sue to the applicant a certificate of registration containing the 
name, residence and address of such applicant and the general 
distinguishing number assigned and such other provisions as 
the commissioner may determine. All motor vehicles owned 
by such motor vehicle junk licensee shall, while so owned, be 
regarded as registered under such distinguishing number. 

47. Limitation. If such motor vehicle junk licensee has an 
established place of business or agency in more than one city 
or town he shall secure a separate certificate of registration 
for each such place of business or agency. 

48. Plates. The commissioner shall, at the time of issuing 



1927] Chapter 53 63 

a certificate to such motor vehicle junk Hcensee, furnish him 
with one set of number plates. 

49. Use of Plates. A motor vehicle junk licensee shall not 
loan number plates which have been assigned to him under 
these provisions to a subagent or to any other person. 

50. Use of Cars. A motor vehicle junk licensee shall not 
rent or otherwise use or permit to be used motor vehicles so 
registered, except for demonstration purposes or service in 
connection with his business. 

51. Must be Held Four Days. All second hand motor ve- 
hicles or parts thereof purchased or taken in exchange by any 
motor vehicle junk licensee, or left on the premises of any 
such licensee for the purpose of sale, exchange or assembly 
shall be retained by the licensee four days unless he shall re- 
ceive from the commissioner or any motor vehicle inspector 
written notice permitting the sale, exchange or assembly of 
such second hand motor vehicle or parts. 

52. Licensee to Keep a Record Book. Every motor vehicle 
junk licensee shall keep a book, in such form as shall be ap- 
proved by the commissioner, in which, at the time of the pur- 
chase, sale, exchange, or receipt for the purpose of sale of any 
second hand motor vehicle or parts thereof, shall be legibly 
written in the Englisli language an account and description of 
such motor vehicle or parts, with the name and address of the 
seller, of the purchaser, and of the alleged owner, or other 
person from whom such motor vehicle or parts were purchased 
or received or to whom they were delivered, as the case may 
be. Such description, in the case of motor vehicles, shall also 
include the engine number, if any, the maker's number, if any, 
chassis number, if any, and such other numbers or identifica- 
tion marks thereon as shall be required by the commissioner, 
and shall also include a statement that a number has been 
obliterated, defaced or changed if such is the fact. 

53. Premises May be Entered. The commissioner, the 
chief of police of any city, the selectmen of a town, or any 
police officer authorized by any of said officials, or a motor 
vehicle inspector, may at any time enter upon any premises 
used by any motor vehicle junk licensee for the purpose of 
carrying on his business, ascertain how he conducts the same, 
and examine all second hand motor vehicles or parts kept or 



64 Chapter 54 [1927 

stored in or upon the pi'emises, and all books, papers, and in- 
ventories relating thereto. 

54. Rules and Reg-ulations. The commissioner may from 
time to time make rules and regulations consistent with the 
provisions of sections 44 to 53 relative to the purchase, sale or 
exchange of second hand motor vehicles or parts thereof. 

55. Revocation of License. The commissioner may, in his 
discretion, revoke such motor vehicle junk license for violation 
of any of the provisions of sections 44 to 53 hereof or of any 
rule or regulation relating to such licenses. 

56. Penalty. Any person who violates any of the provi- 
sions of sections 44 to 53, or any nile or regulation of the com- 
missioner made hereunder shall be fined not more than five 
hundred dollars or less than one hundred dollars or im- 
prisoned not more than one year or both. 

2. Fees. Amend section 1, chapter 102 of the Public Laws 
by adding at the end of said section a new paragraph as fol- 
lows : 

IX. y<)f motor vehicles owned by or under the control of a 
motor vehicle junk licensee, twenty-five dollars. 

'4. TaJken P3 fleet. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER :>i. 
AN ACT liELAriNd TO MOTOli VEJllCJ.E INSURANCE, 



J. l)fi'mtii<jni>. 

2. Vfi\\um for bcciiiily. 

3. Security <;r'lerfH ; susixjisicjjj 

of »*-gistralion. 

4. (^rlifitaU' aLccipliiblf. 

5. J<<j^ihf ralioii i<'ii)hl;iU<J wIkii. 
<) i^jlny, form. 



Sl'JC'i'iON 

7. Wv.iww^ iijjKii jiclilioi), 

f^. I'rcliitiiiiaiy liraniij.;, not 

< vi<l<'UCt». 
'/ r<liti(ji) (iisinisscd wiuii. 
10, ( asli, etc., as sccuiity; rt'j^jiila- 

(ioiis, 
II I .iiiiitati'iii of a( I 
\l 'lakes .llrd 



Hti it c/miA'XcAl. hy tha Senate and //ov/.sr of Hcjn > :u iilclir( ,r in 
GeneroJ dour I ronvrned: 

L JMinitiofiK. Th<^ following words, as used in this act, 
shall hav<' tln' following njcani/iKs: 

I "CeHi(kal<%" th<' certificate of an iM;;ni ;iiicc company 
;iijtlioriz<'d to transart tlw buwincs;-; ispccificd m cli.-iiilct '.*7\) of 



1927] Chapter 54 65 

the Public Laws that it has issued, to or for the benefit of the 
defendant, a motor vehicle liability policy covering the motor 
vehicle or trailer involved in the accident as a result of which 
the action at law to recover damages referred to in section 2 
was commenced as respects such accident; or the certificate 
of a surety company authorized to transact business under 
chapter 282 of the Public Laws that it has issued to or for the 
benefit of the defendant a motor vehicle liability bond covering 
the motor vehicle or trailer involved in the accident as a result 
of which the action at law to recover damages referred to in 
section 2 was commenced as respects such accident. 

IL "Motor Vehicle Liability Policy," a policy of liability in- 
surance which provides indemnity for or protection to the in- 
sured and any person responsible for the operation of the in- 
sured's motor vehicle or trailer with his express or implied 
consent, against loss by reason of the liability to pay damages 
to others for damage to property, except property of others in 
charge of the insured or his employees, and/or bodily injuries, 
including death at any time resulting therefrom, accidentally 
sustained during the term of said policy by any person other 
than employees of the insured or of such other person respon- 
sible as aforesaid who are entitled to payments or benefits 
under the provisions of any workmen's compensation act, aris- 
ing out of the ownership, operation, maintenance, control or 
use within the limits of the United States of America or the 
Dominion of Canada of such motor vehicle or trailer, to the 
amount or limit of at least five thousand dollars on account of 
injury to or death of any one person, and, subject to such 
limits as respects injury to or death of one person, of at least 
ten thousand dollars on account of any one accident resulting 
in injury to oi' death of more than one person, and of at least 
one thousand dollars for damage to property of others, as here- 
in provided, or a binder pending the issue of such a policy, or 
an indorsement to an existing policy, as defined in section 6. 

IIL "Motor Vehicle Liability Bond," a bond conforming to 
the provisions of section 6 and conditioned that the obligor 
shall within thirty days after the rendition thereof satisfy 
all judgments rendered against him or against any person re- 
sponsible for the operation of the obligor's motor vehicle or 
trailer with his express or implied consent in actions to re- 
cover damages for damage to property of others and/or bodily 



GG Chapter 54 [1927 

injuries, including death at any time resulting therefrom, ac- 
cidentally sustained during the term of said bond by any per- 
son other than employees of the obligor or of such other per- 
son responsible as aforesaid who are entitled to payments or 
benefits under the provisions of any workmen's compensation 
act, arising out of the ownership, operation, maintenance, con- 
trol, or use within the limits of the United States of America 
or the Dominion of Canada of such motor vehicle or trailer to 
the amount or limit of at least one thousand dollars on account 
of damage to property and/or at least five thousand dollars, 
on account of injury to or death of any one person, and, sub- 
ject to such limits as respects injury to or death of one person, 
at least ten thousand dollars on account of any one accident 
resulting in injury to or death of more than one person. 

2. Petition for Security. Upon petition in an action at law 
to recover damages, commenced by a person legally qualified to 
maintain such action, for damage to property and/or the death 
of or bodily injury to any person resulting from an accident in 
which one or more motor vehicles or trailers are involved, the 
court shall make a preliminary inquiry into the questions, (1) 
whether such accident was due, in whole or in part, to the 
negligence of the defendant, and not due, in whole or in part, 
to the negligence of the plaintiff or the plaintiff's intestate, 
and (2) whether the motor vehicle or trailer was operated by 
the owner thereof, and (3) whether, if not operated by the 
owner thereof, the motor vehicle or trailer was being operated 
with the express or implied consent of the owner. 

3. Security Ordered; Suspension of Registration. If, upon 
such inquiry as to the court seems proper, the court shall find 
that such accident was probably due, in whole or in part, to the 
negligence of the defendant, and not due, in whole or in part, 
to the negligence of the plaintiff or the plaintiff's intestate, 
the court shall order the defendant to furnish forthwith such 
security as to the court shall seem proper to satisfy within 
thirty days after the rendition of a final judgment in such ac- 
tion such portion of such judgment as shall not be in excess of 
five thousand dollars in regard to bodily injuries or death and 
of one thousand dollars in regard to damage to property. If 
the defendant shall fail to furnish such security forthwith, the 
clerk or any deputy clerk of such court shall immediately noti- 
fy the commissioner of motor vehicles of the action of the 



1927] Chapter 54 67 

court and of the failure of the defendant to furnish such se- 
curity, and the commissioner shall forthwith suspend the li- 
cense to operate of the defendant and shall forthwith suspend 
the registration of any motor vehicles or trailers registered in 
the name of the defendant, and if the court shall have found 
that such motor vehicle or trailer was being operated by the 
owner or with the express or implied consent of the owner 
thereof, of which finding the clerk or deputy clerk of such 
court shall immediately notify the commissioner, the commis- 
sioner shall forthwith suspend the owner's license to operate, 
if he has one, shall forthwith suspend the registration of such 
motor vehicle or trailer and the registration of any other 
motor vehicles or trailers I'egistered in the name of said own- 
er. If the defendant shall fail to furnish such security forth- 
with and the defendant has no license to operate in the state 
which Hcense is subject to suspension, the court shall enter an 
order prohibiting such defendant from further operating 
motor vehicles or trailers in the state and prohibiting the 
operation in the state of any motor vehicles or trailers owned 
by said defendant if the registration thereof is not subject to 
suspension; and if the court shall have found that such motor 
vehicle or trailer was being operated by the owner or with the 
express or implied consent of the owner thereof, the court 
shall enter an order prohibiting the operation in the state of 
any motor vehicles or trailers of said owner or by said owner 
when the registration of such motor vehicles or trailers or the 
license to operate is not subject to suspension. 

4. Certificate Acceptable. The court shall accept as suffi- 
cient security, or as a sufficient compliance with any order for 
security, as provided in section 3, a certificate, as defined in 
section 1, of an insurance company or of a surety company, to 
be filed in said action with the court in a form to be approved 
by the court. 

5. Registration Reinstated When. No motor vehicle or 
trailer the registration of which has been suspended, as pro- 
vided in section 3, sliall be reinstated or again be registered, 
nor may the owner of any such motor vehicle or trailer there- 
after register any motor vehicle or trailer, unless and until the 
security ordered by the court, as provided in section 3, or the 
certificate as provided in sections 1 and 4, shall be furnished or 
filed. No person whose license has been suspended under sec- 



68 Chapter 54 [1927 

tion 3 shall be permitted again to be licensed unless and until 
such security or such certificate shall be furnished or filed. No 
person wlio has been prohibited from operating, and no owner 
whose motor vehicles or trailers have been prohibited from 
being operated under section 3, shall be permitted again to 
operate, or to have his motor vehicles or trailers operated, in 
the state unless and until such security or such certificate 
shall be furnished or filed. 

6. Policy, Form. No motor vehicle liability policy, as de- 
fined in section 1, shall be issued or delivered in the state until 
a copy of the form of the policy has been on file with the com- 
missioner of insurance for at least thirty days, unless, before 
the expiration of said period, the commissioner shall have ap- 
proved the form of the policy in writing, nor if the commis- 
sioner notifies the company in writing that, in his opinion, the 
form of said policy does not comply with the laws of the state, 
provided that he shall notify the company in writing within 
said period of his approval or disapproval thereof. The com- 
missioner shall approve a form of policy which contains the 
name, address and business of the insured, a description of the 
motor vehicles and/or trailers covered, with the premium 
charges therefor, the policy period, the limits of liability, and 
an agreement that insurance is provided in accordance with 
and subject to the provisions of this act. 

A motor vehicle liability policy shall be subject to the fol- 
lowing provisions, which need not be contained therein: 

I. The liability of any company under a motor vehicle lia- 
bility policy shall become absolute whenever loss or damage 
covered by said policy occurs, and the satisfaction by the in- 
sured of a final judgment for such loss or damage shall not 
be a condition precedent to the right or duty of the company 
to make payment on account of said loss or damage. No such 
contract of insurance shall be cancelled or annulled by any 
agreement between the company and the insured after the 
said insured has become responsible for such loss or damage, 
and any such cancellation or annulment shall be void. Upon 
the recovery of a final judgment against any person for any 
loss or damage specified in this section, if the judgment debtor 
was, at the accrual of the cause of action, insured against lia- 
bility therefor under a motor vehicle liability policy, the judg- 



1927] Chapter 54 69 

ment creditor shall be entitled to have the insurance money 
applied to the satisfaction of the judgment. 

II. The policy, the written application therefor, if any, and 
any rider or indorsement, which shall not conflict with the pro- 
visions of this act, shall constitute the entire contract between 
the parties. 

III. No statement made by the insured or on his behalf, 
and no violation of the terms of the policy, shall operate to 
defeat or avoid the policy so as to bar recovery within the limit 
provided in the policy. 

IV. If the death, insolvency or bankruptcy of the insured 
shall occur within the policy period, the policy during the un- 
expired portion of such period shall cover the legal representa- 
tives of the insured. Such policy shall contain such provisions, 
as are not inconsistent with this act, as shall be required by 
the commissioner of insurance. 

The provisions of this section, except provisions I, II and III, 
shall apply to motor vehicle liability bonds, as defined in sec- 
tion 1, and every such bond shall be subject to, although it 
need not be contained therein, the provision that no statement 
made by the principal on such bond or on his behalf, and no 
violation of the terms of such bond, shall operate to defeat or 
avoid such bond as against the judgment creditor of such 
principal. 

Any company authorized to issue motor vehicle liability 
policies, as defined in section 1, may, pending the issue of 
such a policy, execute an agreement to be known as a bind- 
er; or may, in lieu of such a policy, issue an indorsement to 
an existing policy; each of which shall provide indemnity or 
protection in like manner and to the same extent as such a 
policy. The provisions of this section shall apply to such 
binders and indorsements. 

7. Hearing upon Petition. Upon the filing of the peti- 
tion, as provided in section 2, which petition shall set forth 
that the petitioner is seeking an order of the court that the 
defendant furnish security, as provided in section 3, the 
court shall as soon as may be give a summary hearing there- 
on, said hearing to be held not sooner than seven days after 
service upon the defendant. The decision of the court upon 
said hearing shall be final. The court may make reasonable 
rules to insure a prompt hearing on such petitions and a 



70 Chapter 54 [1927 

speedy disposition thereof. The court may provide that a 
hearing on such petition shall be heard by any court in the 
county in which the action at law to recover damages was 
commenced, or, in the discretion of the court, in any other 
countx'. Service of said petition made at the address given 
by the defendant on his application for registration of the 
motor vehicle involved in the accident, or at the address 
given on the application for a license to operate, shall be 
deemed sufficient. The operation by a non-resident, or with 
his express or implied consent if an owner, of a motor ve- 
hicle or trailer on a public way of the state shall be deemed 
equivalent to an appointment by such non-resident of the 
motor vehicle commissioner or his successor in office, to be 
his true and lawful attorney upon whom may be served all 
lawful processes in any action against him, growing out of 
any accident in which said non-resident may be involved 
while so operating or so permitting to be operated a motor 
vehicle on such a way. 

8. Preliminary Hearing, Not Evidence. Neither the find- 
ings of the court upon questions into which it makes a pre- 
liminary inquiry, the action taken by the court upon the peti- 
tion, as provided in sections 2 and 3, nor a certificate or secur- 
ity filed by the defendant as provided in sections 1, 3, 4 and 9, 
shall be referred to in any way, and shall not be any evidence 
of the negligence or due care of either party, at the trial of 
the action at law to recover damages. 

9. Petition Dismissed When. If, after an action at law as 
defined in section 2 is commenced, or after a petition as de- 
fined in sections 2 and 7 is filed, the defendant files in court a 
certificate of an insurance company or surety company as pro- 
vided in sections 1 and 4, the court shall dismiss the petition, 
if filed, without a hearing thereon. 

10. Casli, etc., as Security; Regulations. If, in compliance 
with the order of the court, as provided in section 3, the de- 
fendant furnishes as security cash, bonds, stocks, or other evi- 
dences of indebtedness satisfactory to the court, such security 
shall be deposited with the clerk of said court who shall give 
the defendant receipt therefor. The defendant shall be en- 
titled to any interest accruing on his deposit, and to the income 
payable on the securities deposited, and may, from time to 
time, with the consent of the court, change such securities. 



1927] Chapter 55 71 

Upon presentation to the clerk of said court by an officer qual- 
ified to serve civil process of an execution issued on a judg- 
ment in the action at law to recover damages in which a peti- 
tion has been filed as provided in section 2, and security in the 
form of cash has been furnished as provided in section 3, the 
clerk of said court shall pay, out of the cash deposited by the 
defendant, as herein provided, the amount of the execution, in- 
cluding costs and interest. If the defendant has deposited 
bonds, stocks, or other evidences of indebtedness, the clerk of 
said court shall, upon presentation of an execution as afore- 
said, cause the said securities, or such part thereof as may be 
necessary to satisfy the judgment, to be sold at public auction, 
giving the defendant at least ten days' notice by registered 
mail of the time and place of said sale, and from the proceeds 
of said sale the clerk of said court shall, after paying the ex- 
penses thereof, satisfy the execution. Any payment upon an 
execution by the said clerk in accordance with the provisions 
of this section shall discharge said clerk from all official and 
personal liability whatever to the defendant to the extent of 
such payment. 

11. Limitation of Act. Nothing herein shall be construed 
as preventing the plaintiff in any action at law from relying 
for security upon the other processes provided by law. 

12. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect June 1, 1927. 

[Approved March 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 55. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 198 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO DEER. 

Section [ Section 

1. Deer, taking. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Deer. Amend section 2, chapter 198 of the Public Laws 
by inserting after the word "sixteenth," and before the word 
"and" in the fifth line of said section, the following: in the 
county of Cheshire from December first to December six- 
teenth, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 



72 



Chapter 56 



[1927 



2. Taking, Time. Wild deer may be captured or taken after 
5 a. m. and before 6 p. m. as follows: In the county of Coos 
from October fifteenth to December first; in the county of 
Grafton from November first to December sixteenth; in the 
county of Carroll from November fifteenth to December six- 
teenth ; in the county of Cheshire from December first to De- 
cember sixteenth ; and from all the other counties in the state, 
from December first to January first. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL TOWN AND SCHOOL DISTRICT 

MEETINGS. 



Section 
1. Special town meetings, appro- 
priations. 



Section 

2. Special school district meet- 
ings, appropriations. 

3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Town Meetings. Amend section 5, chapter 42 of the 
Public Laws by adding at the end of said section the following: 
In case of an emergency arising in a town for which immedi- 
ate expenditure of money is necessary, the town through its 
selectmen may appeal to the superior court for permission to 
hold a special town meeting which, if granted, shall give said 
meeting the same authority as the annual town meeting, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 5. Appro- 
priations, at Special Meetings. No money shall be raised or 
appropriated at any special town meeting except by vote by 
ballot, nor unless the ballots, cast at such meeting shall be 
equal in number to at least one half of the number of legal 
voters borne on the check-list of the town at the annual or 
biennial election next preceding such special meeting; and 
such check-list shall be used at any meeting upon the request 
of ten legal voters of the town. This section shall not apply 
to money to be raised for the public defense or any military 



1927] Chapter 56 73 

purpose in time of war. In case of an emergency arising in a 
town for which immediate expenditure of money is necessary, 
the town through its selectmen may appeal to the superior 
court for permission to hold a special town meeting which, if 
granted, shall give said meeting the same authority as the 
annual town meeting. 

2. School District Meetings. Amend section 3, chapter 
120 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said section the 
following: In case of an emergency arising in a school district 
for which immediate expenditure of money is necessary, the 
school district through its school board may appeal to the 
superior court for permission to hold a special district meet- 
ing which, if granted, shall give said district meeting the same 
authority as the annual district meeting, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : 3. Special, Raising Money. 
No school district shall raise or appropriate money at any 
special meeting of the inhabitants thereof except by vote by 
ballot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall be 
equal in number to at least one half of the number of voters 
of such district entitled to vote at the regular meeting next 
preceding such special meeting; and, if a check-list was used 
at the last preceding regular meeting, the same shall be used 
to ascertain the number of legal voters in said district; and 
such check-list, corrected according to law, may be used at 
such special meeting upon request of ten legal voters of the 
district. In case of an emergency arising in a school district 
for which immediate expenditure of money is necessary, the 
school district through its school board may appeal to the 
superior court for permission to hold a special district meet- 
ing which, if granted, shall give said district meeting the same 
authority as the annual district meeting. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect up- 
on its passage. 

[Approved March 17, 1927.] 



74 Chapters 57, 58 [1927 

CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 315 AND 316 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO THE SUPREME 

AND SUPERIOR COURTS. 



Section 

I. Salaries of justices of the 
supreme court. 



Section 

2. Salaries of justices of the 

superior court. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Justices, Supreme Court. Amend section 15, chapter 
315 of the PubUc Laws by striking out the words "six thou- 
sand" and inserting in the place thereof the words sixty-five 
hundred, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
15. Salaries. The annual salary of the chief justice and the 
associate justices shall be sixty-five hundred dollars each. 

2. Justices, Superior Court. Amend section 5, chapter 316 
of the Public Laws by striking out the words "six thousand" 
and inserting in place thereof the words sixty-five hundred, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 5. Salaries; 
Expenses. The annual salary of the chief justice and the as- 
sociate justices of the superior court shall be sixty-five hun- 
dred dollars each. Actual expenses and office rent shall be al- 
lowed the justices as provided for justices of the supreme 
court. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1927. 

[Approved March 17, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 58. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 118 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 

RELATING TO SCHOOL TUITION FOR CHILDREN 

IN BOARDING HOMES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. School attendance, non-resi- 
dents. 

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

1. School Attendance. Amend section 11, chapter 118 of 
the Public Laws by adding the following: Whoever for hire, 



1927] Chapter 59 75 

gain or reward has at one time in his custody or control to 
provide with care, board and lodging three or more children 
over six years of age whose parents or guardian reside in an- 
other state and who are unrelated to him by blood or marriage 
shall, together with the parents or guardian, be jointly re- 
sponsible to the district in which the child resides for school 
tuition at not to exceed the average cost of instruction as pro- 
vided for in section 3, to be recovered in an action of case, so 
that said section shall read: 11. Non-residents. No person 
shall attend school, or send a pupil to the school, in any dis- 
trict of which he is not an inhabitant, without the consent of 
the district or of the school board except as herein otherwise 
provided. Whoever for hire, gain or reward has at one time 
in his custody or control to provide with care, board and lodg- 
ing three or more children over six years of age whose parents 
or guardian reside in another state and who are unrelated to 
him by blood or marriage shall, together with the parents or 
guardian, be jointly responsible to the district in which the 
child resides for school tuition at not to exceed the average 
cost of instruction as provided for in section 3, to be recovered 
in an action of case. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on July 1, 1927. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 59. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE OF SALARY FOR THE SHER- 
IFF OF MERRIMACK COUNTY. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Salary of Merrimack county 
sheriff. 

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

1. Merrimack County, Salary of Sheriff. Amend section 
27, chapter 324 of the Public Laws by striking out line seven 
of said section, relating to the salary of the sheriff of Merri- 
mack county, and by inserting in place thereof the following: 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 



76 Chapter 60 [1927 

with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
as of April 1, 1927. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT RELATING TO REGISTRATION OF FOREIGN CORPORATIONS. 

Section I Section 

1. Foreign corporations, rcgistra- 2. Takes eflfect. 

tion fee. I 

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

1. Foreign Corporations, Registration. Amend section 1 
of chapter 231 of the Public Laws by inserting in the third 
line of said section between the words "shall" and "in writing" 
the words, pay a registration fee of twenty-five dollars and, so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 1. Fee; 
Appointment of Attorney. Before doing business in this 
state every foreign corporation, except foreign insurance com- 
panies and as otherwise specifically provided, shall pay a regis- 
tration fee of twenty-five dollars and in writing appoint the 
secretary of state and his successor in office to be its true and 
lawful attorney upon whom lawful process in any action or 
proceeding against it upon any liability arising in this state 
may be served, and in such writing shall agree that any law- 
ful process against it upon such liability which is served on 
said attorney shall be of the same legal force and validity as if 
served on it, and that the authority shall continue in force so 
long as any liability remains outstanding against it in this 
state. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 61, 62 77 

CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LICENSING OF DOGS. 

Section | Section 

1. Licensing of breeding dogs. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Licensing of Dogs. Amend section 10 of chapter 150 of 
the Pubhc Laws by striking out the same and by inserting in 
place thereof the following: 10. Kennels; Breeders. The 

owner or keeper of five or more dogs, and any breeder of dogs, 
shall annually on or before April thirtieth procure a license au- 
thorizing him to keep such dogs upon the premises described 
in the license or off the premises while under his control. If 
the number of dogs does not exceed five, the fee for such li- 
cense shall be twelve dollars; if the number exceeds five and 
does not exceed ten, the fee shall be twenty dollars, and if the 
number exceeds ten, the fee shall be twenty-five dollars. No 
fee shall be required for the dogs of such owner or keeper 
which are under the age of three months; and for dogs be- 
coming three months of age after May first, or which may be 
brought from without the state after May first, the fee shall 
be such proportionate sum for licenses as the remaining por- 
tion of the year bears to the sum required for a license for a 
whole year. The provisions of sections 6, 7 and 9 hereof shall 
not apply to licenses under the provisions of this section. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 124 OF THE PUBLIC LAV^S 
RELATING TO THE MILITIA. 



Section 

4. State emergency force. 

5. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Militia enrollment lists. 

2. Time for filing lists. 

3. Salary, adjutant-general. 

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

1. Militia. Amend section 9 of said chapter by striking 
out the whole thereof and inserting in place thereof the fol- 



78 Chapter 62 [1927 

lowing: 9. Enrollment Lists. The governor may in his dis- 
cretion order by proclamation that the names of male citizens, 
and all other male residents of this state who have declared 
their intention of becoming citizens of the United States, be- 
tween the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, residing in 
each town and city, be enrolled alphabetically in four classes as 
provided in section 7, by or under the supervision of the select- 
men of. the town and the assessors of the city in which they re- 
side, of which enrollment lists an original and two copies shall 
be made, one of which copies shall be for the adjutant-general. 

2. Time for Filing Lists. Amend section 10 of said chap- 
ter by striking out the words "on or before May fifteenth" 
and inserting in place thereof the words within fifteen days 
from the date of said proclamation, so that said section as 

amended shall read as follows: 10. , Entries. The 

selectmen shall enter on such enrollment lists, and opposite 
the name of every person exempt from military duty as here- 
inafter provided, the word Exempt, and opposite the name of 
every person who is a member of the national guard, the 
words National Guard, and within fifteen days from the date 
of said proclamation, shall sign such lists, file the same in the 
office of the town clerk, and make I'eport to the adjutant-gen- 
eral of the total number enrolled on their respective lists, the 
number marked Exempt, the number marked National Guard 
and the number of unorganized militia, and shall certify that 
they believe such lists to be correct. The adjutant-general may 
call for the original enrollment, showing the names of those 
exempt and the causes of exemption, and satisfy himself of its 
accuracy. 

.3. Increase in Salary. Amend section 63 by striking out 
the words "three thousand five hundred" and inserting in 
place thereof the words four thousand, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 63. Adjutant-general. The 
annual salary of the adjutant-general shall be four thousand 
dollars, and shall be in full for all his services. 

4. Emergency Force. Amend said chapter by adding at 
the end thereof a new subtitle and section as follows : 

State Forces in Case of Emergency 

104. Authoilzation. The governor, as commander-in-chief 
of the military and naval forces of the state is hereby au- 



1927] Chapter 63 79 

thorized to raise and equip such troops as may in his judg- 
ment be necessary whenever the National Guard of the State 
of New Hampshire is merged with the federal forces to the 
extent that the governor cannot call upon said national guard 
for service for the protection of the state and its citizens. 

5. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALE OF SECURITIES. 

Section I Section 

1. Sale of securities, definition of 2. Takes et¥ect. 

terms. I 

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

1. Definition. Amend section 2 of chapter 284 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 2. Securities. Securities shall in- 
clude all classes of stocks and shares, bonds, debentures, evi- 
dences of indebtedness and certificates of participation, ship 
shares and investment contracts in the form of a bill of sale, 
or any similar device. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



80 Chapter 64 [1927 

CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13, CHAPTER 202 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO LICENSES TO 

HUNT AND FISH. 



Section 
1. Penalties for violations of laws 
regarding licenses to hunt 
and fish. 



Section 
2. Takes efifect. 



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

1. Licenses to Hunt and Fish. Amend section 13, chapter 
202, Public Laws by striking out all of said section after the 
word "fined" in line 6 and inserting- in place thereof the follow- 
ing : a sum not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars for the 
first offense, and for any subsequent offense, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty dollars and a forfeiture of the license, if there be 
one, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 13. 
Penalties. A person who violates a provision of this chapter, 
or who furnishes to another person, or permits another per- 
son to have or use, a license issued to himself, or changes or 
alters such license or coupon, or uses a license or license-cou- 
pons issued to another person, or makes a false statement in 
an application, or knowingly guides a hunter who has not a 
license as hereinbefore provided, shall be fined a sum not less 
than ten nor more than fifty dollars for the first offense, and 
for any subsequent offense a sum not exceeding fifty dollars 
and a forfeiture of the license, if there be one. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



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CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF BROOK TROUT, SALMON 
AND LAKE TROUT. 



Section 

1. Brook trout, ten inches and 

over. 

2. , not less than seven 

inches. 

3. . . 



4. , not less than six inches. 

5. , not less than seven 

inches. 



Section 

6. Brook trout, not less than 

seven inches. 

7. Salmon. 

8. Lake trout. 

9. Limit. 

10. Takes effect. 



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

Trout and Salmon 

1. Amend paragraph I of section 1 of said chapter 200 of 
the Public Laws by adding in the third hne of said paragraph 
after the word "New London" the following: Dan Hole pond in 
the towns of Ossipee and Tuftonboro, so that said paragraph 
as amended shall read as follows : L Those not less than ten 
inches in length may be taken from Sunapee and Newfound 
lakes, Crystal lake in Enfield, Tewksbury pond in Grafton, 
Pleasant pond in New London, Dan Hole pond in the towns of 
Ossipee and Tuftonboro and Success pond in Coos county from 
April fifth to September first. 

2. Amend paragraph H of section 1 of said chapter 200 of 
the Public Laws by striking out in the second line thereof the 
following: "Dublin pond in Dublin, and from" so that said 
paragraph as amended shall read as follows: IL Those not 
less than seven inches in length may be taken from the ponds 
in Carter Notch, from May first to August first, and from 
Russell pond in Woodstock, Nathan pond in Stewartstown, 
and Ellsworth Three ponds in Ellsworth from May twentieth 
to September first. 

3. Amend paragraph IV of section 1 of chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws by adding after the words "September first" and 
before the word "and" in the sixth line of said paragraph the 
following: and from Big and Little Greenough ponds in Went- 
worth's Location from May first to September first. Further 
amend said paragraph IV by striking out in lines six and 
seven the following: "and they may be taken with a fly from 
any of the waters named in this paragraph during September," 



82 Chapter 65 [1927 

so that said paragraph as amended shall read as follows: IV, 
Those not less than seven inches in length may be taken from 
Third Connecticut lake from June first to September first, 
from First and Second Connecticut lakes and Round pond in 
Pittsburg from April fifteenth to September first, from Big 
Diamond pond, Little Diamond pond, Big Millsfield and Long 
ponds in Millsfield from May twentieth to September first ; and 
from Big and Little Greenough ponds in Wentworth's Loca- 
tion from May first to September first. 

4. Amend paragraph V of section 1 of chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws by adding at the end of paragraph V the follow- 
ing: and except that in such portion of the Connecticut river 
as lies in Coos county and in the Androscoggin river that 
specie of brook trout known as rainbow trout may be taken 
only when ten inches in length or over from June first to Sep- 
tember first and by the use of a fly only during the month of 
September, so that said paragraph as amended shall read as 
follows : V. Those not less than six inches in length may be 
taken from all other streams in Coos, Grafton and Carroll 
counties from May first to September first, except from the 
Ellis and Wildcat rivers and the branches of the Saco river, 
and their tributaries, where they may be taken from May first 
to August first and except that in such portion of the Con- 
necticut river as lies in Coos county and in the Androscoggin 
river that specie of brook trout known as rainbow trout may 
be taken only when ten inches in length or over from June 
first to September first and by the use of a fly only during 
the month of September. 

5. Further amend section 1 of chapter 200 of the Public 
Laws by adding at the end thereof a paragraph VII to read as 
follows : VII. In addition to the provisions of paragraphs I to 
VI inclusive of this section, those not less than seven inches in 
length may be taken by the use of a fly only from the waters 
of the First, Second and Third Connecticut lakes and Round 
pond in the town of Pittsburg, Big Diamond pond. Little Dia- 
mond pond. Big Millsfield pond, Long pond in Millsfield, Big 
and Little Greenough ponds in Wentworth's Location and such 
portion of the Connecticut river as lies in Coos county, during 
the month of September. 

6. Further amend said section 1 of chapter 200 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by adding a paragraph VIII to read as follows : VIII. 



1927] Chapter 65 83 

Those not less than seven inches in length may be taken from 
all other lakes and ponds of the state, from April fifteenth to 
September first except that from Dublin pond in the town of 
Dublin, trout not less than six inches in length may be taken 
and possessed from May twentieth to September first. 

7. Amend section 2 of chapter 200 of the Public Laws by 
striking out said section and inserting a new section to read 
as follows : 2. Salmon. Salmon not less than fifteen inches 
in length may be taken and possessed from April fifteenth to 
September first, except that salmon not less than twelve inches 
in length may be taken and possessed from the waters of Um- 
bagog lake, the Androscoggin river and the Connecticut river 
from May twentieth to September first, and except that salmon 
not less than ten inches in length may be taken and possessed 
from Big Diamond pond from May twentieth to Sep- 
tember first. Those of legal length may be taken by the use 
of a fly only during the month of September from First and 
Second Connecticut lakes, Big Diamond pond and the Con- 
necticut river. 

8. Amend section 3 of chapter 200 of the Public Laws by 
striking out said section and inserting a new section to read 
as follows: 8. Lake Trout. Lake trout not less than fifteen 
inches in length may be taken and possessed from January 
first to September first, except that those not less than twelve 
inches in length may be taken and possessed during said 
period from the waters of Stinson lake in the town of Rumney, 
and except that those not less than ten inches in length may 
be taken and possessed from Big Diamond pond and Big Green- 
ough pond from May twentieth to September first. Those of 
legal length may be taken by the use of a fly only during the 
month of September from Big Diamond pond and Big Green- 
ough pond. 

9. Amend section 5 of chapter 200 of the Public Laws by 
striking out the whole of said section and inserting a new sec- 
tion to read as follows : 5. Limit. A person may take in one 
day a total of not more than five pounds of brook trout provid- 
ed that so long as he has taken less than five pounds he shall 
be entitled to take one additional fish. He may have in his 
possession at one time a total of not more than two days' legal 
catch of brook trout. A person may take a total of not more 
than six salmon, aureolus or lake trout collectively in one day 



84 Chapter 66 [1927 

and a person or party irrespective of the number of persons 
therein, trolHng from any one boat, upon any of the waters of 
this state, shall not take or kill more than six fish in any one 
calendar day of the species of salmon, lake trout or aureolus 
trout collectively; and, for the purposes hereof, each 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 shall each be liable for the penal- 
ty hereinafter prescribed. 

10. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 66. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF PICKEREL. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



.Section 

1. Pickerel, taking. 

2. Repeal. 

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

I. Regulations. Amend sections 11 and 12 of chapter 200 
of the Public Laws by striking out the whole of said sections 
and inserting in place thereof new sections 11 and 12 which 
shall read as follows: 

II. Pickerel. I. Pickerel of any size and in any quantity 
may be taken and possessed at any time, from Sunapee lake, 
Crystal lake in Enfield, Tewksbury pond in Grafton, Elbow 
pond in Woodstock, Partridge lake in Lyman and Littleton, 
Pearl lake in Lisbon, Ogontz lake. Dodge pond. Round pond 
and Flag pond in Lyman, Ellsworth pond in Ellsworth, Merry- 
meeting lake in New Durham, Scobie's pond in Derry and 
Londonderry, Big Dan Hole pond in Ossipee and Tuftonboro, 
Mason pond in Orford, Rocky pond in Wentworth, Armington 
pond and Lake Tarleton in Piermont, Spectacle pond in 
Groton and Hebron, all waters of Coos county and all other 
streams in the state inhabited by trout, except Merrimack 
river, Powwow river, Winnipesaukee river, Pemigewasset 
river and Contoocook river. 



1927] Chapter 67 85 

11. Pickerel not less than twelve inches in length may be 
taken from Lakes Winnipesaukee, Massabesic, Winnisquam, 
Asquam, Wentworth and Spofford and the Connecticut river 
in Cheshire, Sullivan and Grafton counties, from June first to 
April first. In the Merrimack river, Powwow river, Winnipe- 
saukee river, Pemigewasset river, Contoocock river and all 
other waters not before mentioned in this section, pickerel 
not less than twelve inches in length may be taken and 
possesed from June first to January sixteenth. 

12. , Limit. In any of the waters mentioned in 

paragraph II of section 11, a person may take not more than 
ten pounds of pickerel in one day; provided, that so long as he 
has taken less than ten pounds he shall be entitled to take one 
additional fish. 

2. Repeal. Chapter 37 of the Laws of 1925 is hereby re- 
pealed. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, provided, however, that 
.nothing in this act shall be construed as repealing special laws 
not mentioned in this act which prohibit fishing through the 
ice in certain specified waters; and this act shall take eff"ect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOARD OF PAROLE. 

Section j Section 

1. State prison, parole officer. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Parole Officer. Amend section 29 of chapter 369 of the 
Public Laws by striking out said section and substituting the 
following: 29. Compensation. Such parole officer shall re- 
ceive the necessary and reasonable expenses actually incurred 
by him in the performance of his duties and such sum for 
salary as shall be determined by the trustees, subject to the 
approval of the governor and council. Such expense account 



86 Chapter 68 [1927 

shall be audited by the board of trustees and the governor 
shall draw his warrant therefor. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 68. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 171 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 

RELATING TO KEEPERS OF HOTELS AND PUBLIC 

LODGING HOUSES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Hotels and lodging houses: 
register ; open to inspection ; 
penalty ; definition. 

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

1. Regulations. Amend chapter 171 of the Public Laws by 

inserting the following sections after section 6: 

7. Register; Open to Inspection. All hotel keepers and all 
persons keeping a public lodging house shall keep a book and 
enter the name or cause to be entered the name of each guest 
accommodated; said book shall at all times be open to the in- 
spection of the sheriff or his deputies and to any police officer. 

8. Penalty. Whoever violates any of the provisions of the 
foregoing section shall be fined not more than twenty dollars 
or be imprisoned not more than thirty days. 

9. Definition. The term "public lodging house" as used in 
section 7 shall mean a lodging house where more than two 
rooms are let for hire habitually for the accommodation of 
transients for a single night or less than a week at a time. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 69, 70 87 

CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT RELATING TO ASSISTANTS IN THE OFFICE OF THE 
PURCHASING AGENT. 

SiXTioN [ Section 

1. Assistants in office of pur- 1 2. Takes effect, 
chasing agent. 

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

1. Purchasing Agent. Amend section 8, chapter 9 of the 
PiibUc Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 8. Office; Assistants. The purchas- 
ing agent shall be provided with an office in the state house, 
and shall have such assistants at such compensation as shall be 
fixed by the governor and council. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 70. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING THROUGH THE ICE IN SCOTT POND 
IN THE TOWN OF FITZWILLIAM. 



Section 

1. Scott pond, ice fishing pro- 
hibited. 



Section 

2. Limitation. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Ice Fishing Prohibited. All persons are prohibited from 
fishing through the ice in Scott pond in the town of Fitzwil- 
liam for a period of five years from June 1, 1928. 

2. Limitation. Nothing in this act shall prohibit the tak- 
ing of shiners for bait after June 1, 1928. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



88 Chapters 71, 72 [1927 

CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT RELATING TO LIENS FOR WATER RATES. 

Section Shxtion 

1. Municipal water-works, liens I 2. Takes effect, 
for water rates. ! 

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

1. Municipal Water -Works. Amend chapter 43 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by adding at the end of said chapter the following 
new section: 13. Liens for Water Rates. All charges as 
water rates for water furnished to patrons in any city, town, 
or precinct operating municipally owned water-works, shall 
become a lien upon any I'eal estate where said water is fur- 
nished, and said lien shall continue for one year from the last 
item charged in said water rates; and said lien may be en- 
forced by suit in behalf of said city, town, or precinct, ordered 
by the water commissioners or other board in charge of the 
water system, against the owner or owners of such real es- 
tate. The record in the office of the water department of the 
water rates and chai'ges for water furnished as aforesaid shall 
be sufficient notice to maintain suit upon such lien against 
subsequent purchasers or attaching creditors of said real es- 
tate. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 OF CHAPTER 180 OP THE 

PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO THE STATE COLLEGE 

AND UNIVERSITY. 

Section I Section 

1. State college and university. 2. Takes effect, 

trustees. 

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

1. Tiaistees. Amend section 5 of chapter 180 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by striking out the same and by inserting in lieu 



1927] Chapter 73 89 

thereof the following: 5. Of College. The general govern- 
ment of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the 
Mechanic Arts is vested in a board of thirteen trustees, as fol- 
lows : The governor of the state and the president of the col- 
lege shall be trustees ex officiis; the alumni of said college may 
elect two trustees one of whom shall be a resident of the state 
of New Hampshire and the other may be a resident of any one 
of the United States of America, the method of election to be 
prescribed by the board of trustees of said college; nine trus- 
tees shall be appointed by the governor with the advice and 
consent of the council. Trustees shall be elected or appointed 
for a term of three years, may be men or women, and both 
major political parties shall be represented on the board. Two 
members of said board shall be farmers. Seven members shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but not 
less than eight affirmative votes shall be required to elect a 
president of the college or of the university. Nothing herein 
shall affect the qualifications of any person, during his term of 
office, who is a trustee at the date of the passage of this act. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 73. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 122 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO LOCKING DEVICES ON SCHOOLHOUSES. 



Section 

1. Locking devices on school- 
houses. 



Section 
2. — 



3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Construction, Fifty Pupils. Amend section 23, chapter 
122 of the Public Laws by striking out the words "and with 
some safety device whereby the door may always be opened 
easily toward the outside by pressure against the same from 
the inside" and inserting in place thereof the words but that 
can always be opened easily on the inside by turning the knob 
or pushing the release bar, so that said section shall read : 23. 



90 Chapter 73 [1927 

Locking- Devices. Authorities in charge of all buildings of two 
or more rooms used for school purposes, or where fifty or 
more pupils may be in attendance, shall equip at least one out- 
side door regularly used as an exit with key locks that can be 
locked on the outside only but that can always be opened easily 
on the inside by turning the knob or pushing the release bar. 
The use of bolts, except to hold one half of a double door, 
hooks, thumb knobs or other locking devices upon such out- 
side doors is prohibited. 

2. Construction, One Hundred Pupils. Amend section 24 
of said chapter by striking out the word "two" in line 1 and 
inserting in place thereof the word one and further amend said 
section 24 by inserting after the words "main exit doors" 
these words equipped with some safety device whereby the 
door may always be opened easily toward the outside by pres- 
sure against the same from the inside, so that said section 
shall read: 24. Exits. Any school building in which one 
hundred or more children may be in attendance shall have its 
main exit doors equipped with some safety device whereby the 
door may always be opened easily toward the outside by pres- 
sure against the same from the inside, and all doors leading to 
fire escapes equipped as specified in section 23. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



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CHAPTER 74. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 101 OF THE LAWS OF 1925 
ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ACQUISITION BY 
THE STATE OF THE FRANCONIA NOTCH, SO CALLED, 
LYING IN THE TOWNS OF FRANCONIA AND LIN- 
COLN, AS A FOREST RESERVATION AND . 
STATE PARK." 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Appropriation for acquisition 
of Franconia Notch, when to 
lapse. 

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

1. Appropriation, When to Lapse. Chapter 101 of the 
Laws of 1925, entitled "An act to provide for the acquisition 
by the state of the Franconia Notch, so called, lying in the 
towns of Franconia and Lincoln, as a forest reservation and 
State park," is hereby amended by adding at the end of section 
3 thereof the following sentence: Any unexpended portion of 
the appropriation provided by this section shall lapse when the 
object for which said appropriation is made has been accom- 
plished and in any event on April 21, 1930 ; so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 3. For the purposes 
of this act the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, or so 
much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated; 
and the governor and council are authorized to accept contri- 
butions for said purposes. Any unexpended portion of the ap- 
propriation provided by this section shall lapse when the ob- 
ject for which said appi-opriation is made has been accom- 
plished and in any event on April 21, 1930. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



92 Chapters 75, 76 [1927 

CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 104 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE ROAD TOLLS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 
1. Motor vehicle road tolls, 
amount. 

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

1. Amount. Amend section 4 of chapter 104 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by striking out the word "two" and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the word three, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : 4. Payment. On or before the first day 
of the calendar month succeeding the filing of said report, the 
distributor shall pay to the state treasurer a road toll of three 
cents per gallon, upon each gallon so reported, the same being 
collected by the distributor from the dealer, and by the dealer 
from the consumer. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect May 1, 1927. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 76. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 103 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES. 



Section 

3. Parking regulations. 

4. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Motor vehicle number plates, 

use of. 

2. Speed regulations. 

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

1. Number Plates. Amend section 2 of chapter 103 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the whole thereof and substitut- 
ing the following paragraph, so that the section shall read as 
follows: 2. What Used. No number plates other than 
those procured from the commissioner or such as may be au- 
thorized by him for temporary use, except as provided for 
non-residents, shall be displayed on any motor vehicle so 
operated, but during the last five days of each year, namely, 
from December 27 to December 31 inclusive, the owner of an 



1927] Chapter 76 93 

automobile which has been properly registered in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter 100 of the Public Laws for the 
succeeding year, may display in the manner provided herein, 
in the place of number plates then in use, the number plates 
for the succeeding year. 

2. Speed. Amend sections 17 and 18 of chapter 103 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the whole thereof and substituting 
the following: 17. To be Reasonable. Any person driving 
a vehicle on a highway shall drive the same at a careful and 
prudent speed not greater than is reasonable and proper, hav- 
ing due regard to the traffic, surface and width of the highway 
and of any other conditions then existing, and no person shall 
drive any vehicle upon a highway at such a speed as to en- 
danger the life, limb or property of any person. 18. Evidence. 
Subject to the provisions of section 17 and except in those in- 
stances where a lower speed is specified under the laws relat- 
ing to the operation of motor vehicles, it shall be prima facie 
lawful for the driver of a vehicle to drive the same at a speed 
not exceeding the following, but in any case when such speed 
would be unsafe it shall not be lawful : 

I. Fifteen miles an hour when passing a school during 
school recess or while children are going to or leaving school 
during opening or closing hours; 

II. Fifteen miles an hour when approaching within fifty 
feet and in traversing an intersection of highways when the 
driver's view is obstructed. A driver's view shall be deemed 
to be obstructed when at any time during the last fifty feet of 
his approach to such intersection, he does not have a clear and 
uninterrupted view of such intersection and of the traffic upon 
all of the highways entering such intersection for a distance of 
two hundred feet from such intersection; 

III. Fifteen miles an hour in traversing or going around 
curves or traversing a grade upon a highway when the driver's 
view is obstructed within a distance of one hundred feet along 
such highway in the direction in which he is proceeding; 

IV. Twenty miles an hour on any highway in a business 
district, as defined herein, when traffic on such highway is 
controlled at intersections by traffic officers or stop-and-go sig- 
nals; 

V. Fifteen miles an hour on all other highways in a busi- 
ness district, as defined herein; 



94 Chapter 76 [1927 

VI. Twenty miles an hour in a residence district, as defined 
herein, and in public parks; 

VII. Thirty-five miles an hour under all other conditions. 
It shall be prima facie unlawful for any person to exceed 

any of the foregoing speed limitations. In every charge of 
violation of this section the complaint, also the summons or 
notice to appear, shall specify the speed at which the defend- 
ant is alleged to have driven, also the speed which this section 
declares shall be prima facie lawful at the time and place of 
such alleged violation. 

The speed limitations set forth herein shall not apply to 
vehicles when operated with due regard for safety under the 
direction of the police in the chase or apprehension of viola- 
tors of the law or of persons charged with or suspected of any 
such violation, nor to fire department or fire patrol vehicles 
when traveling in response to a fire alarm, nor to public or 
private ambulances when traveling in emergencies. This ex- 
emption shall not however protect the driver of any such ve- 
hicle from the consequences of a reckless disregard of the 
safety of others. 

3. Regulations. Insert after section 16 of chapter 103 of 
the Public Laws the following sections: 16-a. Parking. No 
person shall park or leave standing any vehicle, whether at- 
tended or unattended, upon the paved or improved or main 
traveled portion of any highway, outside of a business or resi- 
dence district, when it is practicable to park or leave such ve- 
hicle standing off of the paved or improved or main traveled 
portion of such highway; provided, in no event shall any per- 
son park or leave standing any vehicle, whether attended or 
unattended, upon any highway unless a clear view of such ve- 
hicle may be obtained from a distance of two hundred feet in 
each direction upon such highway, nor upon any main high- 
way unless a clear and unobstructed width of not less than ten 
feet upon the main traveled portion of said highway opposite 
such standing vehicle shall be left for free passage of other 
vehicles thereon. 

The provisions of this section shall not apply to the driver 
of any vehicle w^hich is disabled while on the paved or im- 
proved or main traveled portion of a highway in such manner 
and to such extent that it is impossible to avoid stopping and 
temporarily leaving such vehicle in such position. 



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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 77. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 22, CHAPTER 103 OF THE PUBLIC 
LAWS, GRANTING EMERGENCY PERMITS FOR EXCESS LOADING. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



Section 
1. Motor vehicles, excess loading, 
emergency permits granted 
how. 

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

1. Motor Vehicles. Amend section 22, chapter 103 of the 
Public Laws by adding to the last line of said section the fol- 
lowing: And be it further provided that jurisdiction is hereby 
jointly vested in the state highway commissioner and the 
motor vehicle commissioner to grant emergency permits upon 
proper application in writing to move objects having a weight, 
width or length greater than as herein prescribed. Provided 
that said commissioners may require a hearing before grant- 
ing said permit and that said commissioners may withhold 
said permit until applicant has filed a bond to cover any pos- 
sible damage to the highways or to the bridges over which the 
object to be moved may pass and to fulfill such rules and 
regulations as are prescribed by said commissioners, so that 
the same shall read : 22. Weight. No vehicle of four wheels 
or less whose gross weight including load is more than twenty 
thousand pounds, no vehicle having a greater weight than fif- 
teen thousand pounds on one axle, and no vehicle having a load 
of over seven hundred and fifty pounds per inch width of tire 
concentrated on the surface 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, 
that this shall not prohibit the use of road rollers used in the 
construction or maintenance of highways. And be it further 
provided that jurisdiction is hereby jointly vested in the state 
highway commissioner and the motor vehicle commissioner to 
grant emergency permits upon proper application in writing 



96 Chapter 78 [1927 

to move objects having a weight, width or length greater than 
as herein prescribed. Provided that said commissioners may 
require a hearing before granting said permit and that said 
commissioners may withhold said permit until applicant has 
filed a bond to cover any possible damage to the highways or 
to the bridges over which the object to be moved may pass and 
to fulfill such rules and regulations as are prescribed by said 
commissioners. 

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

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 78. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 28, CHAPTER 80 OF THE PUBLIC 
LAWS RELATING TO REPAIRING TOWN HIGHWAYS. 

Section 1. Town highways, obstructions during repairs. 

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

1. Town Highways. Amend section 28, chapter 80 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the entire section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 28. Obstructions During Re- 
pairs. In repairing highways no uncovered trench or ditch 
shall be made by the side of the traveled part thereof, next 
and opposite to a dwelling house, yard or private way leading 
into any field, land or inclosure on the highway unless a way 
to such dwelling house, yard or private way is provided over 
and across such trench or ditch ; nor sh'all the highway be re- 
paired in any other manner to obstruct the passage to such 
house, yard or private way unless a way is provided over and 
across such obstruction. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 79, 80 97 

CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN INCREASE OF SALARY FOR THE 
SHERIFF OF CHESHIRE COUNTY. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Skction 

1. Salary, sheriff ol Cheshire 
county. 

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

1. Salary Increase. Amend section 27, chapter 324 of the 
Pubhc Laws by striking out the ninth line of said section, re- 
lating to the salary of the sheriff of Cheshire county, and by 
inserting in place thereof the following: 

In Cheshire, nine hundred dollars. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
as of April 1, 1927. 

[Approved March 30, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 80. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CONDITIONAL SALES OF PERSONAL 

PROPERTY. 



Sectiox 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

\. Conditional sales of personal 
property: perjures resale; 
second lien; penalties. 

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

1. Conditional Sales of Personal Property. Amend chapter 
216 of the Public Laws by adding after section 30 the follow- 
ing: 

30-a. Perjury. All wilful falsehood committed in any affi- 
davit prescribed in section 28 shall be deemed perjury and 
punished accordinglJ^ 

30-b. Resale. No conditional purchaser of personal prop- 
erty shall sell or pledge any of said property, without the con- 
sent of the vendor, in writing, indorsed upon the written mem- 
orandum witnessing the lien and upon the margin of the record 
thereof. 



98 Chapter 81 [1927 

30-c. Second Lien. No conditional purchaser shall execute 
a second written memorandum witnessing the lien of personal 
property while the same is subject to a previously existing 
memorandum witnessing a lien thereon, unless the fact of the 
existence of the previous written memorandum is set forth in 
the subsequent memorandum. 

30-d. Penalty. If any conditional purchaser shall be guilty 
of an offense against either of the two preceding sections he 
shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned 
not more than one year, or both. 

30-e. . Any person who removes or conceals any per- 
sonal property held under a written memorandum witnessing 
a lien thereon with the intent of placing it beyond the control 
of the vendor, or who aids in so doing, and any conditional pur- 
chaser of such property who assents to such removal or con- 
cealment shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or 
imprisoned not more than one year, or both. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 81. 



AN ACT RELATING TO STATE AID TO CERTAIN TOWNS FOR MAIN- 
TENANCE OF TOWN HIGHWAYS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. State aid for town highways, 
percentage of amount raised 
by town reduced. 

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

1. Percentage Reduced. Amend section 6, chapter 87, 
Public Laws, by striking out the word "fifty" in the fourth 
line thereof, and inserting in place thereof the word forty-five, 
so that the same shall read as follows: 6. State Aid. When- 
ever, in the month of July in any year, the selectmen of any 
town shall certify to the state highway commissioner that 
such town has appropriated a sum for the care and mainte- 
nance of class V highways equal to forty-five cents on each one 
hundred dollars of assessed valuation, and the sum so appro- 



1927] Chapter 82 99 

priated fails to equal eighty dollars for each mile of class V 
highways in such town, the commissioner shall pay over to the 
selectmen of such town, from the funds accruing to his de- 
partment from automobile registration fees and the road toll 
on motor fuel, a sum sufficient, when added to the amount so 
appropriated by such town, to make the total amount available 
for the care and maintenance of such class V highways equal 
to eighty dollars for each mile thereof. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 
1, 1928. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES. 



Skction 

1. State library, assistant secre- 

tary. 

2. Public libraries, trust funds, 

management. 

3. , trustees, organization. 



Section 

4. Public libraries, trustees, duties. 

5. Property of defunct libraries 

returned to state when. 

6. Takes eflfect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Ho2ise of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

1. Assistant Secretai'y. Amend section 38 of chapter 10 
of the Public Laws by inserting after the word "year" in the 
second line of said section the words, an assistant secretary, 
and by striking out the last sentence in said section and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: The compensation of the 
assistant secretary and of the assistants shall be fixed by the 
commission, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: 38. Secretary; Assistants; Compensation. The com- 
mission may employ a secretary, at a salary of two thousand 
dollars a year, an assistant secretary, and such clerical assist- 
ants as it deems advisable. The compensation of the 
assistant secretary and of the assistants shall be fixed by the 
commission. 

2. Trust Funds, Management. Amend section 51 of chap- 
ter 10 of the Public Laws by adding at the end of said section 
the following: Trust funds established for the use of a pub- 
lic library shall be held in the custody and under the manage- 



100 Chapter 82 [1927 

ment of the town trustees of trust funds. The income from 
such funds shall be paid over to the trustees of the library 
within one month after each installment of income is received, 
so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 51. 
Maintenance. The selectmen in each town shall assess an- 
nually, upon the ratable estates taxable therein, a sum to be 
computed at the rate of thirty dollars for every dollar of the 
public taxes apportioned to such town, and so for a greater or 
less sum. The town may raise a sum exceeding the amount 
aforesaid, which shall be assessed in the same manner. The 
sum so assessed shall be appropriated to the sole purpose of es- 
tablishing and maintaining a free public library within such 
town. In towns where no town library exists, the money so 
raised shall be held by the library trustees and allowed to ac- 
cumulate until such time as the town may vote to establish a 
library. Trust funds established for the use of a public library 
shall be held in the custody and under the management of the 
town trustees of trust funds. The income from such funds 
shall be paid over to the trustees of the library within one 
month after each installment of income is received. 

3. Trustees. Amend section 54 of said chapter by striking 
out all after the word "chairman" in the second line, and sub- 
stituting therefor a comma and the following words; a secre- 
tary, and a treasurer from their own number, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: 54. — — , Organ- 
ization. The trustees so elected shall organize annually by the 
choice of a chairman, a secretary, and a treasurer from their 
own number. 

4. Trustees. Amend section 56 of said chapter by striking 
out the entire section and substituting in place thereof the 

following: 56. , Duties. Unless otherwise ordered by 

vote taken in town meeting the library trustees elected by the 
town shall have the entire custody and management of the 
public library, and of all the property of the town relating 
thereto, except trust funds held by the town. All money raised 
or appropriated by the town for library purposes shall be 
expended or retained by the library trustees for the support 
and maintenance of the public library in said town; and the 
income from all trust funds for library purposes shall be ex- 
pended or retained by them for the support and maintenance 
of the public library in said town in accordance with the con- 



1927] CHAPTER 83 101 

ditions of each donation or bequest accepted by the town. The 
Ubrary trustees shall engage and have oversight over the li- 
brarian, assistants and other employees, and shall prescribe 
rules for the operation of the library. 

.1. Property Returned to State When. Amend section 58 
of said chapter by striking out the entire section and substi- 
tuting in place thereof the following : 58. Defunct Libraries. 
When a public library in any town shall, as such, cease to 
function, all books or other property given by the state for the 
use of said library or purchased with state funds shall be re- 
turned to the state by the selectmen of said town, delivery to 
be made to the public library commission, who shall have the 
power to retain, sell, distribute, or otherwise dispose of such 
returned books or property as in its judgment seems wise. 

6. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 83. 



AN ACT RELATING TO REGULATION OF HIGHWAYS BY THE HIGH- 
W^AY COMMISSIONER AND SELECTMEN. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Highways, regulation of by 
highway commissioner and 
selectmen. 

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

1. Highways. Amend section 15, chapter 47 of the Pub- 
lic Laws by striking out the entire section and inserting in 
place thereof the following: 15. Regulation. The state high- 
way commissioner may regulate the use of trunk line high- 
ways and the selectmen may regulate the use of all other pub- 
lic highways, sidewalks and commons in their respective 
towns. Said highway commissioner and selectmen may also 
exercise all the powers conferred upon city councils by chapter 
54, section 12, paragraph VII of the Public Laws and by any 
other provisions of law upon the subject. The state highway 
commissioner may post on said trunk line highways and the 



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selectmen on all other highways, and in two public places in the 
town, rules and regulations necessary to insure the proper use 
and to prevent the abuse of said trunk line or town highways. 
Any person violating the provisions of such posted rules and 
regulations shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars 
and shall also be liable for all damage occasioned thereby. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO ANNUAL RETURNS OF BUSINESS 

CORPORATIONS. 



Section Section 

1. Business corporations, annual 2. Business corporations, date of 

returns, date of notice. annual return. 

3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Date of Notice. Amend section 87 of chapter 225 of the 
-Public Laws by striking out the words "on or after April sec- 
ond" in the first and second lines of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the words, between March 1 and 15; so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: 87. Notice of 
Neglect. The secretary of state shall, between March 1 and 
15 of each year, notify by registered mail, postage paid, every 
business corporation which shall have failed to file the annual 
return or pay the filing fee, said notice to be addressed to the 
corporation in care of its clerk at the address appearing upon 
the records in the office of the secretary of state, or, in the 
case of a corporation not organized under the laws of this 
state, to any officer, agent or employee of the corporation hav- 
ing charge of any of its business or custody of any of its prop- 
erty within the state, and to contain a copy of this subdivision. 

2. Date of Return. Amend section 88 of said chapter by 
striking out the entire section and inserting in place thereof 
the following : 88. Subsequent Returns. It shall be the duty 
of the corporation to make or cause to be made its annual re- 
turn and payment of return fee on or before April 1 ; and, fail- 



1927] Chapter 85 103 

ing so to do, an additional notification fee of five dollars shall 
be required, as well as the making- of the annual return. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect January 1, 
1928. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF FISH AND GAME. 



Section 

2. Repeal. 

3. . 

4. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Transportation, fish and game, 
b y residents and non- 
residents ; special permits : 
penalty. 

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

I. Regulations. Amend chapter 197 of the Public Laws by 
striking out sections 10, 11, and 12, and by inserting in place 
thereof the following new sections : 

10. Transportation. I. FisH OR Wild Game, Except 
Deer, by Residents. A resident of the state may transport, 
within the state during the open season therefor, the number 
or limit of fish or game, except deer, that he may lawfully take. 
If such fish or game be placed in the custody of a common 
carrier or transported in a package, said fish or game, or the 
package containing the same, shall have attached thereto a 
tag or label plainly marked with the kind and number of such 
fish or game, the name of the consignor, the name of the con- 
signee, the point of shipment and the destination. 

II. Fish or Wild Game, except Deer, by Non-residents. 
A non-resident license holder may transport or have trans- 
ported within the state, or from a point within the state to a 
point out of the state, the number or limit of such fish or wild 
game, except deer, that he may lawfully take in one day. If 
such fish or game be placed in the custody of a common carrier 
or transported in a package, the said fish or game, or the pack- 
age containing the same, shall have attached thereto a tag or 
label plainly marked with the kind and number of such fish or 
game, the name of the consignor, the name of the consignee, 
the point of shipment and the destination, provided, that be- 



104 Chapter 85 [1927 

fore such fish or game is transported through or out of the 
state said non-resident Hcense holder shall indorse on the back 
of his license, in ink, the town from which such fish or game 
is to be transported, the destination, the number of each kind 
of fish or game and the date of transportation. If such fish or 
game is presented to a common carrier the agent of said com- 
pany shall see that the license is properly indorsed before ac- 
cepting such fish or game for shipment. If such fish or game 
is transported through or out of the state in any other manner 
than by a common carrier, any citizen of the state may de- 
mand to see said fish or game and to see that proper indorse- 
ment has been made upon the license, and refusal to show such 
fish or game or license and the indorsements thereon shall 
constitute a violation of this paragraph. 

III. Deer by Residents. A resident of the state may 
transport within the state, during the open season therefor 
and for ten days thereafter, a deer legally taken, when open to 
view, and to which the deer coupon on his license has been at- 
tached, as provided in chapter 202, section 15, of the Public 
Laws. If said deer or carcass thereof be placed in the custody 
of a common carrier it shall, in addition to said coupon, have 
attached thereon a tag plainly marked with the name of the 
consignor, the name of the consignee, the point of shipment 
and the destination. 

IV. Deer by Non-residents. The holder of a non-resident 
Ucense may transport within the state or from a point within 
the state to a point outside the state, a deer legally taken by 
him when open to view and to which a deer coupon has been 
attached, as provided in chapter 202, section 14, of the Public 
Laws. If such deer or carcass thereof be placed in the custod}^ 
of a common carrier, it shall, in addition to said coupon, have 
attached thereto a tag plainly marked with the name of the 
consignor, the name of the consignee, the point of shipment 
and the destination. The agent of said common carrier shall 
see that the coupon attached to said deer or carcass thereof 
bears the same number as the license held by the owner there- 
of. If such deer or carcass thereof is transported through or 
out of the state in any other manner than by a common car- 
rier, any citizen of the state may demand to see said deer or 
carcass thereof and to see that the coupon attached thereto 
bears the same number as the license held by the owner. Re- 



1927] Chapter 86 105 

fusal to show such deer or carcass thereof, coupon or license 
shall constitute a violation of this paragraph. 

11. Special Permits. Any transportation of fish, deer or 
other game, not covered in the preceding section, shall be al- 
lowed only under terms of a special permit signed by the com- 
missioner, provided that a child under sixteen years of age 
hunting without a license but with proper guardian, as pro- 
vided by law, may transport fish, deer or other game killed by 
him, by identifying it with a tag bearing his name, residence 
and the date shot, until such time as he may be able to secure 
a special permit from the commissioner. 

12. Penalty. Any person who violates any of the provi- 
sions of paragraphs I and II of section 10 shall be fined not 
less than ten dollars and not more than fifty dollars for each 
violation thereof. Any person who violates any of the pro- 
visions of paragraphs III and IV of section 10 shall be fined 
not less than twenty-five dollars nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each violation thereof. 

2. Repeal. Amend chapter 198 of the Public Laws by 
striking out sections 6 and 7. 

3. . Amend chapter 202 of the Public Laws by strik- 
ing out section 16. 

4. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed and this act shall take eff'ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TAKING OF OYSTERS. 

Section I Section 

1. Oysters, taking. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Regulations. Amend section 40, chapter 200 of the 
Public Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 40. Oysters. No person shall at any 
time take oysters from Great Bay or its tributaries. Little Bay, 
or Durham river unless he is a resident of this state. No per- 



106 Chapter 87 [1927 

son shall take oysters during the months of June, July and 
August nor through the ice nor in any manner other than by 
the use of hand tongs. The state fish and game commissioner 
may, at any time, suspend the operation of the above after a 
public notice and hearing for such time as he deems advisable. 
2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 87. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 116 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO AID FOR DEPENDENT MOTHERS. 



Section 

1. Emergency allowances for de- 
pendent mothers. 



Section 

2. Approval of employment. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Emergency Allowances. Section 40 of chapter 116 of 
the Public Laws is hereby amended by adding thereto the fol- 
lowing: except that the state board of education at its discre- 
tion may meet emergency and exceptional cases by additional 
allowances which shall not exceed two dollars and fifty cents a 
month for each child, so that said section shall read : 40. Al- 
lowance. The allowance to each dependent mother shall not 
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 that age, except that the state 
board of education at its discretion may meet emergency and 
exceptional cases by additional allowances which shall not ex- 
ceed two dollars and fifty cents a month for each child. 

2. Approval of Employment. Amend section 44 of chapter 
116 of the Public Laws by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: Nothing contained herein shall be construed as depriving 
a mother from accepting any employment approved by the 
state board, so that said section as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : 44. Limitations. No aid shall be given to a mother un- 
less (a) the child or children are living with her; (b) 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 



1927] Chapter 88 107 

from home; (c) the mother, in the judgment of the school 
board or of the state board, is a proper person morally, physi- 
cally and mentally to bring up her children; and (d) has been 
a resident of this state for at least two years before she applies 
for aid. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as de- 
priving a mother from accepting any employment approved by 
the state board. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on July 1, 1927. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 88. 



AN ACT RELATING TO LIENS OF MECHANICS AND OTHERS ON 

PUBLIC WORKS AND IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12, 

CHAPTER 217 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS. 

Section I Section 

1. State work. 3. Surety bond, private. 

2. Surety bond, public. I 4. Bridge lien. 

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

1. State Work. The liens given by Public Laws, chapter 
217, sections 15-24, shall attach to any money due or to be- 
come due from the state, or any subdivision thereof, by virtue 
of any contract for any public work of construction, alteration 
or repair, in the performance of which contract the lienor par- 
ticipated by performing labor or furnishing materials or sup- 
plies. 

2. Surety Bond, Public. Whenever a contract for any such 
public work involves an expenditure of ten thousand dollars, 
the public authority making the same shall require the con- 
tractor to give a bond with sufficient surety, in an amount 
equal to eighty per cent of the contract price, or of the esti- 
mated cost of the work if no aggregate price is agreed upon, 
conditioned upon the payment of all who would have liens 
under section 1, and providing that suit thereon may be main- 
tained by the lienor against the surety. 

3. Surety Bond, Private. Such bond may be taken in other 
cases, either by public authorities or by private parties whose 
property might be subject to liens under Public Laws, chapter 
217, sections 15-24, and whenever taken shall discharge the 



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[1927 



subcontractor's lien applicable to the parties, and the lienor's 
remedies shall then be against the principal contractor and the 
surety only. 

4. Bridge Lien. Pubhc Laws, chapter 217, section 12 is 
amended by inserting in the fourth line thereof, after the word 
"bridge" the following words: or for consumption or use in the 
prosecution of such work, so that said section as amended shall 
read: 12. Buildings, etc. 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, or for consumption or use in 
the prosecution of such work, other than for a municipality, by 
virtue of a contract with the owner thereof, he shall have a lien 
on any material so furnished and on said structure, and on any 
right of the owner to the lot of land on which it stands. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 89. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 262 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS. 



Section 


Section 


1. Notes and bonds. 


6. 


; steam railroad securities 


2. Public obligations, Canada, 




public service companies 


Newfoundland. 




telephone and telegraph com 


3. Other bonds, notes and stocks : 




panics ; other capital stock 


definitions. 




New England manufactur 


4. , limitations. 




ing companies. 


5. , net income. 


7. 


Takes effect. 



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

1. Notes and Bonds. Amend chapter 262 of the Public 

Laws by striking out subdivision II of section 3 thereof and 
substituting the following therefor : II. Other Real Estate. 
Those directly secured by first mortgage on real estate situat- 
ed without this state, but entirely within the United States, 
which at the time of such investment is improved, occupied and 
productive; but not exceeding forty per cent of the deposits 
shall be so invested, and no such investment shall be in a loan 



1927] Chapter 89 109 

that exceeds fifty per cent of the value of the real estate by 
which it is secured, unless the loan is further secured by a 
guaranty satisfactory to the bank commissioner, in which case 
it shall not exceed sixty per cent of the value of the real estate 
by which it is secured. The provisions of this paragraph shall 
not apply to bonds of railroad or public service corporations. 

2. Public Obligations. Further amend said chapter by 
striking out subdivision VI of section 6 thereof, and substitut- 
ing the following therefor: VI. Canada, Provinces, New- 
foundland. The authorized bonds of any province of the 
Dominion of Canada and of the Colony of Newfoundland ; and 
bonds issued by the Canadian National Railways or constituent 
corporations of the system owned or controlled by the Cana- 
dian National Railways, the principal and interest of which 
are guaranteed by any province of the Dominion of Canada. 

3. Other Bonds, Notes and Stock. Further amend said 
chapter by striking out section 7 thereof and substituting the 
following therefor : 7. Definitions. For the purposes of this 
chapter company shall mean a corporation or voluntary asso- 
ciation organized under the laws of the United States or any 
state thereof and located and doing business principally within 
the United States; public service company, a company doing 
principally a water, gas, heat, ice, electric light or electric 
power business, or a combination of two or more said busi- 
nesses ; mortgage bonds, bonds secured primarily by direct and 
foreclosable lien on physical property owned by the obligor; 
years, calendar years, fiscal years or nearer periods of twelve 
months next preceding such investment; net income, income 
after deducting operating expenses, taxes, insurance, rentals, 
guaranteed interest and guaranteed dividends and expenditures 
for maintenance ; and annual interest, interest actually paid in 
each year, except that for the latest year it shall mean one 
year's interest on the total amount outstanding at the time of 
the investment. 

4. . Further amend said chapter by striking out sec- 
tion 8 thereof and substituting the following therefor: 8. 
Limitations. Not exceeding sixty-five per cent of the deposits 
shall be invested in securities authorized under sections 9 to 
12 inclusive; not exceeding five per cent of the deposits shall 
be invested in the securities of any one company; and not ex- 
ceeding ten per cent of the deposits shall be invested in secur- 
ities authorized by sections 9 to 12 inclusive other than bonds, 



110 Chapter 89 [1927 

notes, equipment securities and receivers' certificates, provided 
that not exceeding fifteen per cent of the deposits may be so 
invested whenever the assets of any bank, as determined by 
the bank commissioner, shall exceed the deposits by as much 
as fifteen per cent thereof. No investment shall be made in 
the securities of a corporation authorized by paragraphs VIII, 
IX and X, of section 12 of this chapter, unless at least seventy- 
five per cent of the gross income of such corporation is derived 
from the direct operation of its water, heat, ice, gas, electric 
light, or electric power business, or a combination of two or 
more of the foregoing described businesses. 

5. . Further amend said chapter by striking out sec- 
tion 9 thereof and substituting the following therefor: 9. 
Net Income. No investments shall be made in securities au- 
thorized under paragraphs I, II, VIII and X of section 12 of this 
chapter 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 times the annual 
interest on its entire funded debt. 

6. . Further amend said chapter by striking out sub- 
divisions VII, IX, X, XII, XIV and XV of section 12 thereof and 
substituting in their proper order the following subdivisions, 
also adding a new subdivision to be numbered Vlll-a : 

Steam Railroad Securities 

VII. Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock of steam 
railroad companies of which the net income in each of the five 
years next preceding such investments shall have been either 
(1) not less than ten million dollars and not less than twice 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 
such interest; 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 preference : and 
in each of the five years next preceding such investment shall 
have been not less than four per cent per annum on the class 
of stock in question and all other classes of stock of prior pre- 
ference ; or in the stock of any steam railroad company that is 
leased to and whose dividends are guaranteed by such company. 



1927] Chapter 89 111 

Public Service Companies 

Vlll-a. Receivers Certificates. Certificates of indebted- 
ness, commonly termed receivers certificates, issued by a re- 
ceiver of any public service company, under the authorization 
of the court having jurisdiction over such receiver. 

IX. Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock of senior 
preference of public service companies, of which the net in- 
come in each of the 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 fund- 
ed debt; provided, that the income applicable to the payment 
of dividends shall during such period of five years have aver- 
aged not less than twice the dividend requirements of such 
stock, and in each of the five years next preceding such in- 
vestment shall have been 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 jurisdiction. 

X. New Hampshire Companies. The bonds or notes of 
public service, telephone and water companies organized under 
the laws of and located and doing business principally within 
this state ; provided, that the net income of such companies in 
each of the three years next preceding such investment shall 
have been not less than twice the annual interest on the obli- 
gations in question and all other obligations of corresponding 
or prior lien, or provided the payment of principal and interest 
of such bonds or notes is legally guaranteed by a like corpora- 
tion whose bonds or notes are a legal investment under the pro- 
visions of this paragraph ; and the capital stock of senior pref- 
erence 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 re- 
quirements on the class of stock in question, and in each of 
the five years next preceding such investment shall have been 
not less than four per cent per annum on the class of stock in 
question. 

Telephone and Telegraph Companies 

XII. Stock. The dividend-paying capital stock of senior 
preference of such companies which meet the above income re- 



112 Chapter 89 [1927 

quirements; provided, that the income of such companies ap- 
pHcable 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 ques- 
tion, and in each of the five years next preceding such invest- 
ment shall have been not less than four per cent per annum 
upon the class of stock in question. 

Other Capital Stock 

XIV. . The dividend-paying capital stock of senior 

preference of companies with net income as provided in para- 
graph XIII; provided, that the income of such companies ap- 
plicable to dividends in at least four of the five years next pre- 
ceding such investment shall have been not less than the 
current dividend requirements of the class of stock in question ; 
or if such companies have no funded debt, then the income 
applicable to dividends in at least four of the five years next 
preceding such investment shall have been not less than one 
and one-fourth times the current dividend requirements of the 
class of stock in question; and that to be eligible under this 
paragraph the income of all companies in each of the five years 
next preceding such investment shall have been not less than 
four per cent per annum upon the class of stock in question. 

Stocks and Bonds of New^ England Manufacturing 

Companies 

XV. . The bonds or notes of any manufacturing com- 
pany organized and doing business in the New England states 
with an unimpaired capital of two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, and the stock or certificates of interest of such com- 
pany; provided, that the company has earned 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 indebted- 
ness 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 
have paid the average rate of dividend for that year on both 
the outstanding stock and the new issue. Not exceeding five 
per cent of the deposits shall be invested under the provisions 



1927] Chapter 90 113 

of this paragraph; and no bank shall hold more than five per 
cent of the stock of any such company. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 90. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 22 OF CHAPTER 198 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO FURS. 



SiXTlON 

2. Takes effect. 



Skction 
1. Provisions governing dealers in 
furs. 

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

1. Provisions Governing Dealers. Amend section 22 of 
chapter 198 of the Public Laws by striking out the whole of 
said section and inserting, in its place thereof, a new section 22 
to read as follows: 22. Furs. The furs and skins of fur- 
bearing animals, legally taken, may be bought and sold at any 
time ; provided, that any person wishing to engage in the busi- 
ness of buying the furs or skins of fur-bearing animals shall 
first secure a license from the fish and game commissioner, as 
herein after provided. 

The commissioner may annually issue licenses to residents 
of this state to engage in the business of buying the furs or 
skins of fur-bearing animals. Every person so licensed shall 
pay to the commissioner the following fees: A fee of three 
dollars, which shall permit such person to engage in such busi- 
ness in one county in the state, such county to be specified in 
said license ; and the commissioner may grant such licenses for 
more than one county upon the payment of an additional fee of 
three dollars for each county specified. A fee of twenty-five 
dollars, which shall permit such person to engage in such busi- 
ness throughout the state. Non-resident dealers may purchase 
of such licensed dealers. Licensed dealers shall keep such rec- 
ords as the commissioner may require. Such records of any 
holder of such a license shall be open to inspection by the com- 
missioner or any other officer authorized to enforce the fish 
and game laws, and such licensed dealer shall, during the 



114 Chapter 91 [1927 

month of January of each year, forward to the said commis- 
sioner, under oath, a copy of such record or such part of it as 
the said commissioner may require. 

Any person selling or shipping the furs or skins of fur-bear- 
ing animals to individuals, firms or corporations outside the 
state, and which do not go through the hands of a resident fur 
buyer in the state, shall keep the same records and make the 
same reports as required in this section of resident fur buyers. 
The commissioner may make such rules and regulations with 
reference to the transportation or exportation of such furs or 
skins as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act. 

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this 
act or any regulation of the commissioner as provided herein, 
shall be subject to the penalty provided in section 29 of said 
chapter 198 and in addition shall forfeit any and all furs or 
skins in his possession to the state of New Hampshire, except 
as provided in chapter 372 of the Public Laws. Any person 
authorized to enforce fish and -game laws may seize such furs 
or skins and confiscate them in the name of the state. Any 
furs or skins forfeited to the state shall be disposed of by the 
commissioner as the governor and council may direct. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 91. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 7, CHAPTER 397 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO COMMON JAILS AND 

PRISONERS THEREIN. 

Section I Section 

1. Cheshire county house of cor- 2. Takes effect, 

rection designated as jail. I 

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

1. House of Correction Designated as Jail. Amend section 
7 of chapter 397 of the Public Laws, by striking out the whole 
of said section and inserting in place thereof the following : 7. 
Strafford and Cheshire Counties. All prisoners sentenced to 



1927] Chapters 92, 93 115 

jail by any court within the counties of Strafford and Cheshire 
shall be committed to the houses of correction at the county 
farms in said counties, unless the judge sentencing the pris- 
oners shall designate some other jail within the state for such 
confinement. Said houses of correction are designated as jails 
for the confinement of prisoners. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE CATALOGUER AT THE 

STATE LIBRARY. 

Section I Section 

1. Cataloguer, salary increase. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Salary Increase. Amend section 17 of chapter 10 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the word "fifteen" in line 2 and in- 
serting in place thereof the word eighteen, so that the section 

as amended shall read as follows : 17. , Assistants. The 

trustees shall allow the librarian to employ a cataloguer at a 
salary not to exceed eighteen hundred dollars a year, and such 
assistants in the work of the library and at such compensation, 
as the governor and council may approve. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1927. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 93. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE SHERIFFS OF THE 
SEVERAL COUNTIES. 

Section I Section 

1. Sheriffs, salaries. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Sheriffs. Amend section 27, chapter 324 of the Public 
Laws, as amended by acts passed at the present session of the 



116 Chapter 94 [1927 

legislature, approved March 22 and March 30, by striking out 
said section and by inserting in place thereof the following: 27. 
Salaries. The annual salaries of the sheriffs of the several 
counties shall be as follows: 

In Rockingham, six hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, one thousand dollars. 

In Belknap, one thousand dollars. 

In Carroll, five hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, two thousand dollars. 

In Hillsborough, fifteen hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, nine hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, eight hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, one thousand dollars. 

In Coos, one thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 94. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 102 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO REGISTRATION AND LICENSE 

FEES ON MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Section I Sixtion 

1. Fees for tractors. 1 2. Takes eiifect. 

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

1. Fees for Tractors. Amend section 1, chapter 102 of the 
Public Laws, by striking out the last sentence of paragraph III, 
in the fifteenth and sixteenth lines of said paragraph, and sub- 
stituting in place thereof the following : Tractors used for ag- 
ricultural purposes only, tractors used for power purposes only 
that do not haul loads on the public highways, tractors used 
only on snow, and snowmobiles, shall pay one tenth of the 
above rates, so that said paragraph as amended shall read : III. 
For each motor vehicle, including trailers and semi-trailers 
equipped with pneumatic tires, except motor cycles and motor 
cycle side-cars, the following rates based on the gross weight 
of the vehicle and load: All vehicles and load not exceeding 



1927] Chapter 95 117 

four thousand pounds, thirty-five cents per hundred pounds; 
exceeding four thousand pounds and not exceeding six thou- 
sand pounds, forty-five cents per hundred pounds ; exceeding- 
six thousand pounds and not exceeding eight thousand pounds, 
fifty cents per hundred pounds; exceeding eight thousand 
pounds, sixty cents per hundred pounds. For all vehicles 
equipped with hard rubber tires the sum of twenty cents per 
hundred pounds shall be added to the above rates. For all 
vehicles equipped with iron, steel or other hard tires the sum 
of forty cents per hundred pounds shall be added to the above 
rates; provided, that the minimum fee as provided in this sec- 
tion shall be ten dollars for passenger vehicles and fifteen dol- 
lars for trucks. Tractors used for agricultural purposes only, 
tractors used for power purposes only that do not haul loads 
on the public highways, tractors used only on snow, and snow- 
mobiles, shall pay one tenth of the above rates. 

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

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 95. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 18 AND 19, CHAPTER 275 OF 

THE PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO FOREIGN INSURANCE 

COMPANIES AND THEIR AGENTS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Foreign insurance companies : 
insuring only t h r o u g li 
agents ; exceptions. 

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

1. Foreign Insurance Companies. Amend chapter 275 of 
the Public Laws by striking out sections 18 and 19 and insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 18. Insuring Only Through 
Agents. No insurance company or surety company not incor- 
porated under the laws of this state, authorized to transact 
business herein, shall make, write, place, or cause to be made, 
written or placed, any policy or contract of insurance or surety- 
ship effective in this state except by an agent who is a resident 
of this state, regularly commissioned and licensed to transact 



118 Chapter 96 [1927 

business herein. 19. , Exceptions. No such company 

shall by its officers, agents or managers, not residents of this 
state, write policies or contracts of insurance or suretyship ef- 
fective within the state upon blanks previously countersigned 
by an agent in this state. Mutual fire insurance companies 
may write all policies at their home offices provided they are 
countersigned by a duly licensed agent. Life insurance com- 
panies may write all policies at their home offices but such 
policies shall be duly signed by the president, treasurer or 
other duly authorized officer of the company. 

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

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 96. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 391 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 

RELATING TO ARSON. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Arson: dwellings, other build- 
ings, etc. ; personal prop— 
erty; insured property; at- 
tempt. 

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

1. Arson. Amend chapter 391 of the Public Laws by strik- 
ing out the first three sections of said chapter and inserting in 
place thereof the following : 

1. Dwellings. If any person shall wilfully and maliciously 
set fire to or burn or cause to be burned, or aid, counsel or pro- 
cure the burning of any dwelling house, or any out building ad- 
joining thereto, or any building that is a parcel thereof or be- 
longing thereto, he shall be imprisoned not more than thirty 
years. 

2. Other Buildings, etc. If any person shall wilfully and 
maliciously set fire to or burn or cause to be burned, or aid, 
counsel or procure the burning of any other building, or any 
bridge, or a vessel or boat lying within the body of any county, 
he shall be imprisoned not more than twenty* years. 

3. Personal Property. If any person shall wilfully and 



1927] Chapter 97 119 

maliciously set fire to or burn or cause to be burned, or aid, 
counsel or procure the burning of any barrack, cock, crib, rick 
or stack of hay, grain or vegetable product of any kind, or any 
field of standing hay or grain of any kind, or any fence, or any 
standing trees or bushes or any personal property of any kind ; 
such property being of the value of twenty-five dollars or more 
and the property of another person, he shall be imprisoned not 
more than three years, or fined not more than one thousand 
dollars and imprisoned not more than one year. 

4. Insured Property. If any person shall wilfully and ma- 
liciously and with intent to injure or defraud the insurer, set 
fire to or burn or cause to be burned, or aid, counsel or procure 
the burning of any personal property of any kind, the property 
of himself or another, which shall at the time be insured by 
any person or corporation against loss or damage by fire, he 
shall be imprisoned not more than five years. 

5. Attempt. If any person shall wilfully and maliciously 
attempt to commit any crime mentioned in the preceding four 
sections, he shall be imprisoned not more than two years or 
fined not more than one thousand dollars. 

2, Takes Effect. AH acts or parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect up- 
on its passage. 

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HEALTH BY REGULATING 

THE SERVING OF MILK FOR DRINKING PURPOSES TO PATRONS 

OF HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, BOARDING HOUSES, STORES, 

LUNCH ROOMS, FOUNTAINS, AND ROADSIDE BOOTHS 

OR STANDS; AND PROVIDING PENALTIES. 



Section 

1. Original bottles. 

2. Milk standard. 

3. Penalty. 



Section 

4. Limitation. 

5. Enforcement. 

6. Takes effect. 



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

1. Original Bottles. No person, firm or corporation owning 
or leasing any hotel, restaurant, store, lunch room, fountain. 



120 Chapter 97 [1927 

roadside booth or stand, or any boarding house which makes 
a practice of serving meals to transients, or his, her, or its 
agents, servants, or employees shall sell or serve milk for 
drinking purposes to his, her, or its patrons unless such milk is 
served or sold in the original bottle or like container in which 
the milk was delivered to the said hotel, restaurant, store, 
lunch room, fountain, roadside lunch booth or stand, or board- 
ing house. 

2. Milk Standard. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm 
or corporation owning or leasing any hotel, restaurant, board- 
ing house, store, lunch room, fountain, roadside booth or stand, 
or his, her, or its agents, servants, or employees to serve milk 
for drinking purposes to his, her, or its patrons unless said 
milk complies with the standards for milk fixed by the laws 
of the state. 

3. Penalty. Any person, firm or corporation who shall vio- 
late any of the provisions of this act shall be guilty of a mis- 
demeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than 
twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars, or imprisoned 
for not less than thirty days nor more than ninety days, or 
both. 

4. Limitation. Nothing contained in this act shall be con- 
strued to prevent or prohibit the person, firm or corporation 
owning or leasing any hotel, restaurant, boarding house, store, 
lunch room, fountain, roadside booth or stand, or other person 
from purchasing milk in bulk for uses other than for serving 
patrons for drinking purposes, nor to prevent the sale or serv- 
ing of cream, skimmed milk, or buttermilk from bulk, if the 
same is pure and wholesome and is sold and served as cream, 
skimmed milk, or buttermilk, nor shall it prevent or prohibit 
the sale of milk in mixed drinks at soda fountains. 

.5. Enforcement. The state and local boards of health shall 
be charged with the enforcement of this act. 

6. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on June 1, 1928. 

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 98, 99 121 

CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 32 OF CHAPTER 42 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Public playgrounds, admission 
fees. 

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

1. Public Playgrounds. Section 32 of chapter 42 of the 
Pubhc Laws is hereby amended by adding after the words 
"pubhc playground" in the fifth line thereof the words, and 
may authorize the collection of admission fees for amateur ath- 
letic contests thereon, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : 32. Establishment ; Management. Any town 
may take land within the municipal limits in fee by gift, pur- 
chase or right of eminent domain, or may lease the same ; and 
may prepare, equip and maintain it, or any other land belong- 
ing to the municipality and suitable for the purpose, as a pub- 
lic playground and may authorize the collection of admission 
fees for amateur athletic contests thereon; may conduct and 
promote thereon play and recreation activities ; may equip and 
operate neighborhood center buildings; may operate public 
baths and swimming pools ; and may employ such play leaders, 
playground instructors, supervisors, recreation secretary, or 
superintendent and other officials as it deems best. 

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

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 99. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUSTICES OF THE 
MUNICIPAL COURTS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Municipal courts, salaries of 
justices. 

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

1. Municipal Courts. Amend section 32, chapter 323 of the 
Public Laws by striking out said section and inserting in place 



122 Chapter 99 [1927 

thereof the following: 32. Salaries of Justices. 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 Manchester, two thousand four hundred dollars ; 

In Concord, one thousand eight hundred dollars; 

In Portsmouth, one thousand eight hundred dollars ; 

In Dover, one thousand five hundred dollars ; 

In Keene, one thousand two hundred dollars ; 

In Claremont, one thousand two hundred dollars ; 

In Newport, seven hundred dollars; 

In Exeter, six hundred dollars ; 

In Laconia, one thousand two hundred dollars ; 

In Somersworth, six hundred dollars; 

In Franklin, six hundred dollars ; 

In other cities and towns as follows: In cities of more than 
twenty-five thousand inhabitants, fifteen hundred dollars; in 
cities of more than twenty thousand and less than twenty-five 
thousand inhabitants, twelve hundred dollars ; in cities of more 
than ten thousand and less than twenty thousand inhabitants, 
eight hundred dollars; in cities and towns of not less than 
seventy-five hundred nor more than ten thousand inhabitants, 
six hundred dollars; in cities and towns of not less than five 
thousand nor more than seventy-five hundred inhabitants, 
four hundred dollars ; in towns of not more than five thousand 
nor less than thirty-five hundred inhabitants, three hundred 
dollars; in towns of less than thirty-five hundred inhabitants, 
one hundred dollars and such further sum as such town may 
vote. 

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

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 100, 101 123 

CHAPTER 100. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF JUSTICE OF THE 
MUNICIPAL COURT OF LEBANON. 



Section 
2. Takes eflFect. 



Section 
1. Lebanon municipal court, salary 
of justice. 

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

1. Salai'y Increase. The salary of the justice of the 
municipal court of the town of Lebanon shall be eight hundred 
dollars per annum, to be paid by said town in equal monthly 
payments; and the salary so received shall be in full for all 
services rendered by the justice aforesaid in discharge of all 
the duties of his office as justice, 

2. Takes Effect. 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, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE PRISON. 



Section 

4. Repeal. 

5. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Warden, tenure of office. 

2. Repeal. 

3. . 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Hou^se of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

1. Tenure of Office. Amend section 2, chapter 400 of the 
Public Laws by striking out all after the word "warden" in the 
second line of said section, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 2. Warden. It shall be under the 
superintendence and general management of a warden. 

2. Repeal. Amend section 8 of said chapter by striking 
out paragraph IX, relating to the deposit of vouchers in the 
office of the secretary of state. 

3. . Section 15 of said chapter, relating to records 

and deductions for good conduct of convicts, is hereby repealed. 



124 Chapter 102 [1927 

4. Repeal. Section 24 of said chapter, relating to borrow- 
ing by the warden, is hereby repealed, 

5. Takes Effect. 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, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 102. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 22, CHAPTER 84 OF THE PUBLIC 
LAWS, RELATING TO STATE AID FOR HIGHWAYS. 



Sr.CTiON 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. State-aided highways, applica- 
tion of funds. 

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

1. State-Aided Highways. Amend section 22, chapter 84 
of the Public Laws by inserting after the numeral 19 in the 
tenth line of said section, the following: unless sufficient state 
funds are available for that purpose, so that the same shall 
read as follows : 22. Further Application. Any city or town, 
or the county commissioners for any unorganized place, may, 
in any year, set apart for the permanent improvement of the 
highways a larger sum than provided by section 19. When the 
amount set apart shall exceed the amount so required the fact 
shall be stated in the application for state aid. In such case 
for each dollar set apart in excess the city, town or unorganized 
place shall be entitled to receive from the state as state aid 
amounts in proportion to valuation as provided in section 21 ; 
but in no case shall the state be required to pay in any one year 
a greater sum than if the amount so set apart had not exceeded 
the amount required in section 19, unless sufficient state funds 
are available for that purpose. The application as to the 
amount in excess of that required by section 19 shall be regard- 
ed as continuing, and the amount or amounts due from the 
state shall be paid each succeeding year in preference to any 
new application for state aid from said city, town or unor- 
ganized place. 



1927] Chapter 103 125 

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

[Approved April 7, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 103. 



AN ACT RELATING TO CHANGES OF LOCATION OF HIGHWAYS 
UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

L Changes in highways; division 
of expense. 

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

1. Changes in Highways. Amend section 8, chapter 249 
of the Public Laws by striking out said section and inserting 
in place thereof the following : 8. Other Changes. The pub- 
lic service commission, upon petition of the proprietors of a 
railroad, the selectmen of a town, or the state highway com- 
missioner, may order a change of the location of a highway or 
other way for the purpose of avoiding or improving a crossing 
of the highway by the railroad, or of enabling said railroad to 
properly construct its railroad; and the town or state shall 
make such change and the expense thereof shall be divided 
between the railroad, town and/or state in such proportion as 
said commission shall order. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1927.] 



126 Chapter 104 [1927 

CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE TRANSFER TAX RECIPROCAL 

EXEMPTION. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



Section 

1. Transfer tax reciprocal exemp- 
tion. 

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

1. Transfer Tax. Amend section 29, chapter 73 of the 
Public Laws, as added by section 1, chapter 37 of the Laws of 
1927, by inserting after the words "or death tax of any char- 
acter in respect to" the word personal, so that said section as 
amended shall read as follows: 29. Reciprocal Exemption. 
The tax imposed by this chapter, except upon the transfer of 
tangible personal property having an actual situs in this state, 
shall not be payable, in the case of estates of persons deceased 
subsequent to the passage of this act, (a) if the non-resident 
owner at the time of his death was a resident of a state or 
territory of the United States, or of any foreign country, which 
at the time of his death did not impose a transfer tax or death 
tax of any character in respect to personal property of resi- 
dents of this state, except tangible personal property having an 
actual situs in such state or territory or foreign country, or, 
(b) if the laws of the state, territory or country of residence of 
such non-resident owner at the time of his death contained a 
reciprocal exemption provision under which non-residents were 
exempted from transfer taxes or death taxes of every char- 
acter in respect to personal property, except tangible personal 
property having an actual situs therein, provided the state, 
territory or country of residence of such non-residents allowed 
a similar exemption to residents of the state, territory or coun- 
try of residence of such non-resident owner. For the purpose 
of this section the District of Columbia and possessions of the 
United States shall be considered territories of the United 
States. 

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

Approved April 7, 1927. 



1927] Chapter 105 127 

CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 8 OF CHAPTER 180 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO THE STATE COLLEGE AND 

UNIVERSITY. 

Section I Section 

1. Water system. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Water System. Amend section 8 of chapter 180 of the 
Pubhc Laws by adding at the end thereof the following: They 
are hereby authorized and empowered from time to time to ac- 
quire water by purchase, development or otherwise, to con- 
struct reservoirs or water towers, erect pumping machinery, 
lay water mains and pipes, install gates, valves and hydrants; 
to furnish and sell water to manufacturers, private corpora- 
tions and individuals for fire protection, manufacturing and 
domestic use, and collect payment or rentals for the same ; and 
they are hereby authorized and empowered to construct and 
maintain sewers, culverts, conduits and pipes, with all neces- 
sary inlets and appliances for surface, undersurface and sew- 
age drainage for the health, comfort and convenience of the 
inhabitants and the sanitary improvement of the town of Dur- 
ham in the state of New Hampshire, and of fixing and regu- 
lating the price of connections therewith to corporations, firms 
and individuals, so that said section as amended shall read as 
follows: 8. Management. The trustees of the college shall 
have the management and control of its property and affairs, 
and as ex-officio trustees of the university shall have the entire 
management and control of its property and affairs, including 
the power to accept legacies and other gifts to or for the bene- 
fit of the university, and the employment of teachers and such 
other persons as may be necessary to carry out the purposes 
for which the university is created. They are hereby author- 
ized and empowered from time to time to acquire water by 
purchase, development or otherwise, to construct reservoirs or 
water towers, erect pumping machinery, lay water mains and 
pipes, install gates, valves and hydrants; to furnish and sell 
water to manufacturers, private corporations and individuals 
for fire protection, manufacturing and domestic use, and collect 
payment or rentals for the same ; and they are hereby author- 



128 Chapter 106 [1927 

ized and empowered to construct and maintain sewers, culverts, 
conduits and pipes, with all necessary inlets and appliances for 
surface, undersurface and sewage drainage for the health, com- 
fort and convenience of the inhabitants and the sanitary im- 
provement of the town of Durham in the state of New Hamp- 
shire, and of fixing and regulating the price of connections 
therewith to corporations, firms and individuals. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE FEDERAL CENSUS. 



Sectiox 

3. Report, transmission. 

4. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Co-operation with federal 

director. 

2. Report by town officers. 

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

1. Co-operation with Federal Director. In order that the 
state may co-operate with the director of the federal census in 
all matters pertaining to the census, and as it is desirable that 
the fifteenth census of the United States, to be taken in 1930, 
and subsequent censuses, should show more accurately for this 
state than heretofore the separation of the population of the 
state by urban and rural classification, in conformity with the 
practice in other states, the secretary of state, upon request 
made to him by the director of the federal census, shall obtain 
from the officers of the towns designated to him by said direc- 
tor the metes and bounds of the compact parts of such towns, 
the same to be established in accordance with general instruc- 
tions also furnished by the said director, in order that the 
enumerator of the bureau of the census may be able to 
enumerate the population of such compact parts as dis- 
tinguished from the population in the remaining portions of 
the towns. 

2. Report by Town Officers. Upon receipt, from the secre- 
tary of state, of a request for such information the town ofii- 



1927] Chapters 107, 108 129 

cers shall proceed to comply therewith and make report to the 
secretary of state within sixty days thereafter. 

3. , Transmission. Upon receipt of such reports from 

such towns the secretary of state shall transmit them to the 
director of the federal census. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 107. 



AN ACT DESIGNATING ROWBARTWOOD LAKE IN THE TOWN OF 

CAMPTON. 

Section I Section 

1. Lake named. 1 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Lake Named. That part of the stream called Bog Brook 
in the town of Campton in the county of Grafton, which has 
been made into a lake by the building of a dam on land of Fred 
S. Rowe, is hereby named and shall hereafter be known as 
Rowbartwood Lake. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 108. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO TAXATION OF BANKS AND INSURANCE 

COMPANIES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. National hanks, statement of 
cashier. 

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

1. National Banks. Amend section 5 of chapter 70 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the words "and the value of the 
real estate to be deducted therefrom, and the proportionate 



130 Chapter 109 [1927 

value of each share after such deduction," so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows: 5. Statement of Cashier. 
The cashier of every such bank shall, on or before April tenth 
in each year, send by mail, to the selectmen or assessors of 
the several towns in the state in which any of its stockholders 
resided on the first day of that month, a list of such stockhold- 
ers, stating- the number of shares owned by each and the par 
value of such shares, the total par value of the capital stock, 
and to the selectmen or assessors of the town in which the 
bank is located a like list of stockholders not resident in this 
state, such statements to be under oath. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 109. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 20 OF CHAPTER 261 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAV^^S RELATING TO SAVINGS BANKS. 

Section I Section 

1. Trust company assets for divi- | 2. Takes effect, 
dend purposes. I 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 

General Court convened : 

1. Assets for Dividend Purposes. Amend section 20 of 
chapter 261 of the Public Laws by inserting after the words 
"trust company" the words for dividend purposes, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : 20. Trust Company 
Assets. In determining the value of the assets of the savings 
department of a trust company for dividend purposes, the 
assets in the general banking department of such company, to 
the extent that the same shall exceed in value the amount of 
deposits of whatever character in such department by five per 
cent, shall be deemed assets of such savings department. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



1927] Chapter 110 131 

CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT RELATING TO SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Safe deposit boxes, rent un- 
paid, procedure. 

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

1. Rent Unpaid, Procedure. If the amount due for the rent 
or use of a box or safe in the vaults of a domestic corporation 
authorized to engage in the business of letting vaults, safes 
and other receptacles shall not have been paid for two years, 
such corporation may cause to be mailed, postpaid, to the per- 
son in whose name such safe or box stands upon the books of 
such corporation and at his address as stated on said books, a 
notice stating that if the amount then due for the use or rent 
of such safe or box shall not be paid within sixty days from 
the date of such notice such corporation will cause safe or box 
to be opened in the presence of its president, treasurer or 
superintendent and of a notary public, and the contents thereof, 
if any, to be sealed up in a package and placed in one of the 
storage vaults of such corporation. If, upon the expiration of 
said sixty days from the date of such notice, such person shall 
have failed to pay the amount due for the use or rent of such 
safe or box in full to the date of such notice, all right of such 
person in such safe or box and of access thereto shall cease, 
and such corporation may in the presence of its president, 
treasurer or superintendent and of a notary public not an offi- 
cer or in the general employ of such corporation, cause such 
safe or box to be opened, and such notary public shall remove 
the contents thereof, make a list of the same and shall seal up 
such contents in a package and shall mark thereon the name of 
the person in whose name such safe or box stood on the books 
of such corporation and his address as stated on said books, and 
such package shall in the presence of said notary public and of 
said president, treasurer or superintendent be placed in one of 
the storage vaults of such corporation ; and the proceedings of 
such notary public, including said list of the contents of said 
safe or box and his estimate of the total value of said contents, 
shall be set forth by him in his own handwriting and under his 
official seal in a book kept by sucli corporation for the purpose. 



132 Chapter 111 [1927 

The officer of such corporation who sent said written notice 
shall in the same book state his proceedings relative thereto, 
setting forth a copy of said notice. Both of said statements 
shall be sworn to by such notary public and officer, respectively, 
before a justice of the peace, who shall make certificate thereof 
in said book ; and said written statements shall be prima facie 
evidence of the facts therein set forth in all proceedings at law 
and in equity wherein evidence of such facts would be compe- 
tent. The provisions of this section shall not impair any right 
relative to such safes, boxes or their contents which such cor- 
poration would otherwise have. 

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

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 111. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 38 OF THE PUBLIC LAV^S, 
RELATING TO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. 

SiXTiox 1. Cheshire county commissioners, salary increase. 

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

1. Cheshire County, Salary Increased. Amend section 28, 
chapter 38 of the Public Laws by striking out, after "In Chesh- 
ire" the words "five hundred" and inserting in place thereof 
the words seven hundred, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 28. Commissioners. The annual salary of 
each commissioner of the following counties shall be as follows, 
payable monthly by the county : 

In Rockingham, ten hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, twelve hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, nine hundred dollars. 

In Merrimack, ten hundred dollars. 

In Hillsborough, eighteen hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, seven hundred dollars. 

In Grafton, five hundred dollars. 

In Carroll, Sullivan and Coos counties each commissioner, 
when employed in the business of the county and in inspecting 



1927] Chapter 112 133 

the taxable property of towns as provided in section 26, shall 
receive five dollars a day, payable as hereinbefore provided. To 
the foregoing sums shall be added, in all the counties except 
Strafford, a reasonable sum for all necessary expenses, upon 
order of the superior court, the account of said expenses hav- 
ing first been audited by said court. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 112. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 22, CHAPTER 397 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS ENTITLED "COMMON JAILS AND PRISONERS 

THEREIN." 

Section 1. Employing prisoners at jails. 

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

1. Employing Prisoners. Amend section 22 of chapter 397 
of the Public Laws by striking out the whole of said section 22 
and inserting in place thereof a new section 22 which said sec- 
tion shall read as follows: 22. Authority. The county com- 
missioners of any county may employ and set to labor any 
prisoner confined in the county jail, where said jail is main- 
tained in connection with the house of correction and county 
farm, said labor to be performed in and about the county farm 
buildings as in the case of house of correction prisoners, and 
where said jail is not maintained in connection with a house of 
correction and county farm, then and in that case the county 
commisioners may employ and set to labor any prisoner con- 
fined in the county jail in such manner as shall be consistent 
with his safe keeping, if the labor can be prosecuted without 
expense to the county. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



134 Chapter 113 [1927 

CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES OF 

NON-RESIDENTS. 

Section • Section 

1. Non-resident privilege registra- ; 3. Operator's permit. 

tion. ! 4. Exception. 

2. , sixty days. ' .x Takes effect. 

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

1. Non-resident Privilege. A non-resident owner of a 
motor vehicle which is used solely for pleasure and is not used 
for carrying passengers or property for a profit and which has 
been duly registered for the current year in the state or coun- 
try of which the owner is a resident and in accordance with the 
laws thereof may, in lieu of registering such vehicle as other- 
wise required by chapter 100 of the Public Laws, apply to the 
commissioner of motor vehicles as herein provided. Such non- 
resident owner shall within twenty days after commencing to 
operate such vehicle or causing or permitting it to be operated 
within this state apply to the commissioner upon an appropri- 
ate official form stating therein the name and home address of 
the owner and the temporary address, if any, of the owner 
while in this state, the home registration number of said 
vehicle together with such description of the motor vehicle as 
may be called for in the form and such other statement of 
facts as may be required. The commissioner of motor vehicles 
shall thereupon suitably file such application and shall, without 
charge, issue to the owner a registration certificate, containing 
a brief description of the vehicle and a statement that the 
owner has procured registration of such vehicle as a non-resi- 
dent, together with some suitable distinctive number plate 
which shall always be carried in plain sight by the owner in 
accordance with such regulations as the commissioner shall im- 
pose, so long as such vehicle shall be operated within this state. 

2. , Sixty Days. Every certificate of registration is- 
sued pursuant to this act shall be valid not to exceed sixty days 
from the date of its issue if such sixty days period shall come 
within the current year of its issue. 

3. Operator's Permit. No owner of such motor vehicle and 
no non-resident chauff'eur or driver of such vehicle who is the 
holder of a license to drive such vehicle in the state or countrv 



1927] Chapter 114 185 

in which he resides shall be required to purchase a license to 
drive such vehicle within this state, but the commissioner of 
motor vehicles shall issue to such person or persons, upon ap- 
plication .therefor, a suitable permit which shall allow or permit 
the driving- of such motor vehicle within this state so long as 
it is duly registered as herein before provided. 

4. Exception. This act shall in no way affect or repeal sec- 
tion 28 of chapter 100 of the Public Laws relating to the own- 
ers of motor vehicles who reside within fifteen miles of the 
state line. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect June 1, 1927. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 114. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE MARKING OF THE MAINE AND NEW 
HAMPSHIRE BOUNDARY LINE. 



Section 

1. Perambulation. 

2. Markings. 

3. Map. 



Section 

4. Taking lands. 

5. Appropriation. 

6. Takes effect. 



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

1. Perambulation. The governor, with the advice and con- 
sent of the council, shall appoint a surveyor from the highway 
department who shall, in conjunction with a duly authorized 
agent of the state of Maine, perambulate the boundary line 
between the state of New Hampshire and the state of Maine, 
from the ancient bound at East Pond near the head of Salmon 
Falls river to its northern terminus at the Canadian line and 
select locations for the erection of monuments for the per- 
manent marking of such boundary line. 

2. Markings. Upon the completion of the perambulation 
and the selection of the locations for monuments as provided 
in section 1, the governor and council shall, in conjunction with 
the official or officials duly authorized by the state of Maine for 
that purpose, cause to be constructed and erected on such loca- 
tions as they deem advisable monuments for the marking of 
the boundary line. 

3. Map. Said surveyor shall prepare from the records of 



136 



Chapter 115 



[1927 



the survey a map and a complete description of the line from 
the ancient bound at East Pond near the head of Salmon Falls 
river to the northern terminus at the Canadian line and shall 
file the same in the office of the secretary of state in the state 
house at Concord not later than December 31, 1928. 

4. Taking- Lands. The governor and council may take by 
right of eminent domain, in accordance with the provisions of 
law, any lands necessary for the erection of such monuments. 

5. Appropriation. The sum of five thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated for carrying out the provisions of this act. 

6. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 115. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A CONTINUOUS HIGHWAY FROM THE CEN- 
TRAL ROAD IN CLAREMONT, THENCE BY WAY OF SOUTH 
CORNISH, CORNISH, CORNISH FLAT AND MERIDEN, 
TO A JUNCTION WITH THE DARTMOUTH COLLEGE 
~~~ ROAD AT LEBANON. 



Section 

1. Designation. 

2. Route. 

3. Changes in existing highways. 

4. State aid. 


Section 

6. Highway improved by towns 

neglect. 

7. A'laintenance. 

8. Time, when. 


5. Apportionment of fund. 





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

1. Designation. The highway commissioner may designate 
for improvement by suitable description, subject to the ap- 
proval of the governor and council, whenever in his opinion the 
public good so requires, a continuous highway from the Central 
road in Claremont thence by way of South Cornish, Cornish, 
Cornish Flat and Meriden, to a junction with the Dartmouth 
College Road at Lebanon. 

2. Route. The highway commissioner shall determine the 
route to be followed, subject to the approval of the governor 
and council, and the order in which work thereon shall be 



1927] Chapter 115 137 

begun, prosecuted, and completed, subject to appeal as pro- 
vided by law. 

3. Changes in Existing Highways. The route of such high- 
way may be changed from existing highways by the highway 
commissioner to such extent as in his opinion the public good 
may require, and for that purpose he is authorized to designate 
such changes, and the governor and council may take or pur- 
chase land and have damages assessed therefor, in accordance 
with the provisions of sections 9 and 10, chapter 83 of the 
Public Laws. 

4. State Aid. No city or town through which said highway 
may be designated to pass shall receive any state aid for high- 
way improvement, other than on cross state highways hereto- 
fore designated for improvement, except on such highways, 
until said improvement thereon shall have been completed 
within such city or town. No part of the funds hereinafter 
provided shall be used within the compact part of any city or 
town having a population of twenty-five hundred or more, such 
compact part to be determined by the highway commissioner, 

.5. Apportionment of Fund. The highway commissioner 
shall apportion the fund hereinafter provided to the several 
cities and towns through which said highway shall pass. In 
making such apportionment, preference shall be given to such 
parts of said highway as have not heretofore been improved 
under state aid, and to such portions as shall be in such con- 
dition as to require immediate improvement. If, in the opinion 
of the highway commissioner, any part or parts of such high- 
way shall be in such condition as to require immediate im- 
provement, the money hereby appropriated may be used wholly 
or in part in improving such part or parts, and the highway 
commissioner shall have authority to make all contracts for 
the immediate improvement of such part or parts. 

6. Highway Improved by Towns; Neglect. The highway 
enumerated in section 1 of this act shall be improved by that 
city, town or place within which it is located, at the expense of 
such city, town or place, and to the satisfaction of the highway 
commissioner; and such city, town or place shall receive from 
the state one half the cost of such improvement, and such 
further sums, in towns unable to pay that proportion, as in the 
opinion of the highway commissioner may be equitable. In 
case any city, town or place shall neglect to improve said roads 



138 Chapter 116 [1927 

after being- so requested by the highway commissioner, such 
improvements shall be made under the direction of the highway 
commissioner at the expense of the state, and one half of the 
cost thereof, less such further sums, in towns unable to pay 
one half the cost thereof, as in the opinion of the highway 
commissioner may be equitable, shall be added to the state tax 
for such city or town ; provided, that such sum so added shall 
not exceed one fourth of one per cent of the valuation of the 
ratable estate on which other taxes are assessed by such city 
or town. 

7. Maintenance. The highway designated by section 1 of 
this act shall be maintained in accordance with the provisions 
of sections 10 and 11, chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

8. Time, When. No part of the state funds now provided 
or that may hereafter be provided for trunk line construction 
and maintenance, shall be expended upon this layout until the 
trunk line system heretofore designated in the state of New 
Hampshire shall have been completed. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 116. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE LAYOUT OF A STATE-AID HIGHWAY 

FROM THE JUNCTION OF THE EAST SIDE TRUNK LINE AT 

SIXTH STREET, IN THE CITY OF DOVER, THROUGH GONIC 

TO THE EAST SIDE TRUNK LINE IN THE CITY OF 

ROCHESTER. 

Section I. Layout authorized. 

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

1. Layout Authorized. The highway commissioner is au- 
thorized to designate for improvement, subject to the approval 
of the governor and council, a continuous state-aid highway 
from the junction of the East Side trunk line and Sixth street 
in Dover, thence following Sixth street or Long- Hill road, as it 
is so called, through the city of Dover and the city of Rochester 
to Gonic, thence to the junction with the East Side trunk line 
in the city of Rochester. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 117, 118 139 

CHAPTER 117. 

AN ACT TO DESIGNATE A STATE-AID HIGHWAY BETWEEN THE 
VILLAGES OF GROVETON AND WEST MILAN. 

Sf.ction ! Section 

1. State-aid highway dosignalcd. I 2. Takes cffi'ct. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cornet co7ivened. : 

1. State-Aid Highway Designated. The highway commis- 
sioner, with the approval of the governor and council, shall 
designate for permanent improvement by suitable description 
a state-aid highway commencing at the junction of the state 
highway where it crosses the bridge leading to the village of 
Groveton; thence easterly along the Ammonoosuc river, 
through the town of Stark, across a corner of the town of 
Dummer, to the village of West Milan, at a point where it con- 
nects with the cross-country highway heretofore established 
between the village of West Milan and the city of Berlin, and 
he shall file said description with the secretary of state. 

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

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 118. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ROLLINSFORD ROAD IN THE CITY OF 
SOMERSWORTH. 

Section 1. State aid for Rollinsford road. 

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

1. State Aid for Rollinsford Road. For the fiscal years of 
1927-1928 and 1928-1929 the city of Somersworth is hereby 
released from the provisions of section 8, chapter 84 of the 
Public Laws in so far as to enable said city to take state aid in 
the construction of the Rollinsford road. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



140 Chapter 119 [1927 

CHAPTER 119. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ERECTION OF SNOW FENCE ADJACENT 
TO THE HIGHWAYS. 

Section ' Skciion 

1. Snow fence, erection. i 3. Takes effect. 

2. Time limit. I 

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

1. Snow Fence, Erection. The state highway department 
or any city or town which is responsible for the maintenance of 
any pubUc road or highway shall have authority to enter upon 
private property adjacent to such public road or highway and 
erect thereon snow fence as may be deemed necessary to pre- 
vent the snow drifting on the traveled portion of the public 
road or highway. Provided however, such fence shall not be 
erected so as to obstruct the view from the buildings located 
thereon without the consent of the owner. Damages occasioned 
to the owner of the land by the erection, maintenance or re- 
moval of such fence shall be paid by the state highway depart- 
ment or the city or town entering for that purpose, as the case 
may be. If the owner of the land and the party erecting such 
snow fence cannot agree as to the damage occasioned the owner 
thereby, either party may apply to the selectmen or the city 
council for the assessment of the damages, and such proceed- 
ing shall be had thereon as in the assessment of damages for 
the laying out of highways. 

2. Time Limit. Snow fence authorized under this act shall 
not be placed prior to November first nor shall the same remain 
in place after April first of the succeeding year. 

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

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 120, 121 141 

CHAPTER 120. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MILEAGE AND TRANSPORTATION OF MEM- 
BERS OF THE LEGISLATURE. 

Section Section 

1. Alilcagf and transporlalion of 2. Takes effect, 

members of legislature. 

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

1. Legislature. Amend section 16 of chapter 4 of the Pub- 
He Laws by striking out said section and substituting the fol- 
lowing: 16. Mileage and Transportation of Members. Mem- 
bers of the general court who reside more than two miles from 
a railroad station shall receive twenty cents a mile for their 
travel to and from their homes each week, to the most con- 
venient railroad station. The distance traveled shall be ap- 
proved and determined by the committee on mileage. They 
shall also receive railroad transportation as provided in 
chapter 251. 

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

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 121. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRINTING OF BILLS IN ADVANCE OF 
THE MEETING OF THE LEGISLATURE. 

Section 1. Proposed bills, filed, printed. 

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

1. Proposed Bills Filed, Printed. Any person duly elected 
to either branch of the general court may, at any time before 
the first Wednesday in January biennially and after December 
fifteenth immediately preceding, file with the secretary of state 
copies of such bills as he desires to introduce into either 
branch. The secretary of state shall cause to be printed seven 
hundred and fifty copies of each bill and furnish copies thereof 
to such citizens as apply therefor. Not later than the second 
day of each session of the legislature the secretary of state 



142 Chapter 122 [1927 

shall file the original bills, with the printed copies remaining, 
with the clerk of that branch of the legislature in which the 
respective bills are proposed to be introduced. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 122. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 37, 78, 79, 80, 81 AND 82, CHAPTER 

187 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO THE DISEASES 

OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. 

Section I Section 

1. Vaccination ordered, when. i 4. Sale and use o£ vaccines. 

2. Sale and use of vaccines. 5. . 

3. . I 6. —. 

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

1. Vaccination Ordered, When. Amend section 37, chap- 
ter 187, Pubhc Laws, by adding at the end of said section the 
following: If the disease suspected is one which science has 
demonstrated can be controlled in susceptible animals by the 
proper vaccination of said animals the commissioner or his 
agent may order any and all susceptible animals vaccinated or 
treated as he may deem advisable. The cost of all vaccines or 
medicines used shall be borne by the owner, so that said sec- 
tion as amended shall read: 37. Examinations. Whenever 
animals have been quarantined as herein provided the com- 
missioner, within a reasonable time, shall cause a physical 
examination of such animals to be made. If, on such physical 
examination, he deems it necessary he may apply the tuber- 
culin or any other approved test. He 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 con- 
firms 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 which such animal was found, or of 
any animal which may have been exposed to said disease. If 
the disease suspected is one which science has demonstrated 
can be controlled in susceptible animals by the proper vaccina- 
tion of said animals the commissioner or his agent may order 



1927] Chapter 122 143 

any and all susceptible animals vaccinated or treated as he may 
deem advisable. The cost of all vaccines or medicines used 
shall be borne by the owner. 

2. Sale and Use of Vaccines. Amend section 78, chapter 
187, by inserting- after the word "all" in the first line the words 
vaccines and, so that said section as amended shall read: 78. 
Label. All vaccines and tuberculin sold, given away or used 
within this state shall bear a label stating the name and ad- 
dress of the person, firm or institution making it and the date 
of preparation. 

3. . Amend section 79, chapter 187, by inserting after 

the word "away" in the first line the words any vaccines or, 
and after the word "of" in the second line the words vaccines 
or, so that said section as amended shall read: 79. Report. 
A person selling or giving away any vaccines or tuberculin shall 
report to the commissioner the amount of vaccines or tuber- 
culin disposed of, 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 address of, and be signed by, the 
person or firm making the report. 

4. . Amend section 80, chapter 187, by inserting after 

the word "procuring" in the first line the words any vaccines 
or, and after the word "the" in the second line the words vac- 
cine or, and after the word "distribute" in the fifth line the 
words vaccines or, so that said section as amended shall read: 
80. Use. A person buying or procuring any vaccines or 
tuberculin shall not use or dispose of it until assured in writing 
by the person from whom the vaccine or tuberculin is received 
that its delivery has been reported to the commissioner, unless 
he has reported its receipt to the commissioner with informa- 
tion required to be furnished by those who distribute vaccines 
or tuberculin. 

5. . Amend section 81, chapter 187, by inserting after 

the word "procuring" in the first line the words any vaccines 
or, after the word "any" in the third line the words vaccine or, 
after the word "unused" in the fourth line the words vaccine 
or, and after the word "such" in the sixth line the words vac- 
cine or, so that said section as amended shall read : 81. Rec- 
ord ; Report. The person buying or procuring any vaccines or 
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 vaccine or tuberculin is used, and. 



144 Chapter 123 [1927 

if at any time unused vaccine or tuberculin is not deemed fit or 
is not to be used, shall forward it to the commissioner with a 
statement showing his name and address, where and when 
such vaccine or 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. 

6. . Amend section 82, by adding after the word "to" 

in the first line the words vaccines or, so that said section as 
amended shall read: 82. Exception. The provisions of this 
subdivision shall not apply to vaccines or tuberculin manu- 
factured or issued by the department of agriculture of the 
United States bureau of animal industry. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 123. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE ROAD TOLL. 

Section I Section 

1. Motor vehicle road toll. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Motor Vehicle Road Toll. Amend section 3 of chapter 
104 of the Public Laws by inserting in the third line thereof 
after the word "fuel" and before the word "sold" the words 
used or, so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
3. Reports. Every distributor shall, on or before the fif- 
teenth day of each month, render a report to the commissioner 
on forms to be furnished by him, stating the number of gallons 
of such fuel used or sold in the state during the preceding 
calendar month and such other information as the commis- 
sioner shall prescribe. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 124, 125 145 

CHAPTER 124. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 237 OF THE 
PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Skction 

1. Public service commission, 
salary increase. 

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

1. Salary Increase. Section 10 of chapter 237 of the Public 
Laws is amended by striking out the words "thirty-seven hun- 
dred dollars" in the second line thereof and substituting there- 
for the words five thousand and by striking out "thirty-five 
hundred" in the third line thereof and substituting therefor 
the words forty-five hundred, so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows: 10. Compensation. The chairman of 
the commission shall receive a salary of five thousand dollars, 
and each of the other members forty-five hundred dollars, a 
year, and their reasonable expenses, including transportation, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1927. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 125. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 26, CHAPTER 240 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE PUBLIC 

SERVICE COMMISSION. 

Sectjox 1. I'ublic utility, discontinuance of service. 

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

1. Discontinuance of Service. Amend section 26, chapter 
240 of the Public Laws by adding thereto the following para- 
graph : The commission, upon its own motion or upon petition 
of any interested party, may make an order withdrawing from 
a public utility its authority to engage in business in all or any 
part of the territory in which it is authorized to operate, when- 
ever it shall find after notice and public hearing that said util- 
ity has declined or unreasonably failed to render service in said 



146 Chapter 126 [1927 

territory or that its service in said territory is inadequate, no 
sufficient reason for such inadequacy appearing, so that said 

section as amended shall read as follows: 26. . The 

commission may authorize any company operating any public 
utility to discontinue, temporarily or during such portion of 
each year as the commission may deem expedient, any part of 
its service, whenever it shall appear that such temporary or 
seasonal discontinuance will not unreasonably inconvenience 
the public, or to discontinue the same permanently and remove 
the equipment essential to the same, whenever it shall appear 
that the public good does not require the further continuance 
of such service. 

The commission, upon its own motion or upon petition of any 
interested party, may make an order withdrawing from a pub- 
lic utility its authority to engage in business in all or any part 
of the territory in which it is authorized to operate, whenever 
it shall find after notice and public hearing that said utility has 
declined or unreasonably failed to render service in said terri- 
tory or that its service in said territory is inadequate, no suffi- 
cient reason for such inadequacy appearing. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 126. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 180 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS 
RELATING TO POULTRY DEPARTMENT AT STATE UNIVERSITY. 



Section 

3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. State university funds. 

2. Repeal. 

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

1. State University Funds. Amend section 28, chapter 180 
of the Public Laws by striking out said section and by insert- 
ing in place thereof the following: 28. Extension Work. 
Twelve hundred dollars of the amount appropriated to the col- 
lege may be distributed to the New Hampshire Poultry 
Growers' Association to be used for the purpose of enabling it 
to promote the poultry industry in the state. 



1927] Chapter 127 147 

2. Repeal. Further amend chapter 180 of the Public Laws 
by striking out sections 29, 30 and 31. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DESIGNATION AND CONSTRUCTION 

OF A STATE-AID HIGHWAY FROM THE DANIEL WEBSTER 

HIGHWAY IN LACONIA TO THE SUNCOOK VALLEY 

TRUNK LINE IN PITTSFIELD. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Pittsfield, Gilmanton and 
Laconia Province road, 
designated. 

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

1. Pittsfield, Gilmanton and Laconia Province Road, Desig- 
nated. The highway commissioner, with the approval of the 
governor and council, shall promptly designate for improve- 
ment by suitable description a continuous state-aid highway 
leading from the Daniel Webster Highway from the point on 
Main street in the city of Laconia at the junction of Union 
avenue and Court street, and thence extending through La- 
conia, Belmont, Gilmanton and Barnstead to the Suncook 
Valley trunk line in the town of Pittsfield, said route to be 
through the villages or settlements of Gilmanton Corner and 
Lower Gilmanton, so called, and shall file said description with 
the secretary of state. Said highway shall be known as the 
Pittsfield, Gilmanton and Laconia Province Road. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



148 Chapter 128 [1927 

CHAPTER 128. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A STATE-AID ROAD FROM NEW HAMPTON 

TO ASHLAND. 



Section 

1. Designation. 

2. Route. 

3. Change of highwa}'. 



Section 
4. Limitation. 

3. Payments by town of Ashland. 
6. Takes effect. 



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

1. Designation. The highway commissioner may designate 
by suitable description subject to the approval of the selectmen 
of the towns of New Hampton and Ashland a state-aid road 
from the junction of the existing state-aid road and the East 
Side river road, so called, in the town of New Hampton thence 
over the East Side river road through the towns of New Hamp- 
ton and Ashland to Ashland depot. 

2. Route. The highway commissioner, with the approval 
of the selectmen in the towns of New Hampton and Ashland, 
shall determine the route, width of road bed and the order in 
which work thereon shall be begun and pursued, subject to 
appeal as provided by law. 

-3. Change of Highway. The route of such highway may 
be changed from existing highways as in the opinion of the 
highwaj^ commissioner and said selectmen the public good may 
require. 

4. Limitation. No state aid for highways as required by 
law shall be expended upon other highways in said towns until 
the above designated highway shall have been completed, pro- 
vided however that nothing in this act shall be construed to 
prevent the expenditure of state funds upon trunk lines and 
locations for which special appropriations may be made. 

5. Payments by Town of Ashland. The town of Ashland 
shall pay one half the cost of the expense incurred by the town 
of New Hampton for the construction of this road in the town 
of New Hampton, and shall pay the whole of the town of Ash- 
land's share in the town of Ashland. 

6. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

Approved April 14, 1927. 



1927] Chapters 129, 130 149 

CHAPTER 129. 

AN ACT RELATING TO MARSH LANDS IN HAMPTON, HAMPTON 
FALLS AND SEABROOK. 

Section Section 

1. Committee appointed. I 3. Expenses. 

2. Report. | 4. Takes effect. 

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

1. Committee Appointed. The governor is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to appoint a committee, of such number 
as seems to him proper, whose duties shall be to investigate 
the feasibility of improving the marsh lands of Hampton, 
Hampton Falls and Seabrook, ascertain what, if any, remedy 
may be had for coast erosion in said towns, and initiate, at the 
direction of the governor, federal aid in behalf of any recom- 
mendation of the committee approved by the governor. 

2. Report. Said committee shall make a report of its work 
at the next session of the legislature. 

3. Expenses. The governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant, for a sum not to exceed two hundred dollars, for the 
payment of the expenses of said committee out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

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

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 130. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FOREST IMPROVEMENT FUND. 

Section Section 

1. Forest improvement f n n d j 2. Application, 
created. I 3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Forest Fund. Amend section 7 of chapter 192 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the whole thereof and substituting 
therefor the following: 7. Created. All revenue derived 
from rentals and the sale of any products from state forests 
and forestry reservations shall be paid into the state treasury. 



150 Chapter 130 ' [1927 

All of such revenue except that received from the sale of nur- 
sery stock from the state forest nursery, shall for a period of 
ten years from the passage of this act be kept by the state 
treasurer in a separate account as a continuous fund to be 
known as the forest improvement fund, from which payments 
may be made upon recommendation of the state forester, with 
the advice and consent of the governor and council, for the pur- 
chase and improvement of state forests and reservations and 
buildings thereon. At the close of each fiscal year the un- 
expended balance of said money shall be carried forward and 
be made available for use in the subsequent year for said 
purposes. 

2. Application. Amend section 11 of chapter 15 of the 
Public Laws by inserting after the semicolon following the 
word "highways" in the seventh and eighth lines of said sec- 
tion the following: revenues from rentals and the sale of 
products from state forests and forestry reservations, which, 
except that from the sale of nursery stock from the state 
forest nursery, shall be credited to the forest improvement 
fund; so that said section as amended shall read as follows: 
11. Application of Receipts. Moneys received by the state 
treasurer, as provided in section 10, shall be available for gen- 
eral revenue of the state with the following exceptions: 
Moneys received by the fish and game department, 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 high- 
ways; revenues from rentals and the sale of products from 
state forests and forestry reservations, which, except that from 
the sale of nursery stock from the state forest nursery, shall be 
credited to the forest improvement fund ; and the fees collected 
by the public service commission 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 maintenance of each in- 
stitution and department shall be appropriated by each legis- 
lature for the biennial period next following, and the money 
derived from the sale of farm and minor industrial products 



1927] Chapter 131 151 

of institutions shall be credited to the appropriation for the 
institution from which derived. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
June 30, 1927. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 131. 



AN ACT RELATING TO DEPARTMENTAL EXPENDITURES. 

Section | Section 

1. Departmental expenditures, lim- I 2. Takes effect, 
itations. I 

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

1. Limitations. Amend section 11 of chapter 19 of the 
Public Laws by adding at the end of said section the following : 
Heads of departments, assistants and employees thereof shall 
not be allowed as expenses travel between their places of resi- 
dence and their department offices, nor shall they be allowed 
board or lodging while in the place in which their offices are 
located, except upon regulation issued by the governor, with 
the advice of the council, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows: 11. Departmental Expenditures. The ex- 
penditure of any moneys appropriated or otherwise provided to 
carry on the work of any department of the state government 
shall be subject to the approval of the governor, with the ad- 
vice of the council, under such general regulations as the 
governor and council may prescribe with reference to all or any 
of such departments, for the purpose of securing the prudent 
and economical expenditures of the moneys appropriated. 
Heads of departments, assistants and employees thereof shall 
not be allowed as expenses travel between their places of resi- 
dence and their department offices, nor shall they be allowed 
board or lodging while in the place in which their offices are 
located, except upon regulation issued by the governor, with 
the advice of the council. 

2. Takes Effect. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent 



152 Chapters 132, 133 [1927 

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

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF INSPECTORS OF WEIGHTS 

AND MEASURES. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Inspectors of weights and 
measures, salary increase. 

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

1. Salaiy Increase. Amend section 3 of chapter 161 of the 
Public Laws by striking- out the words "seventeen hundred" in 
the fourth line of said section and inserting in place thereof 
the words two thousand, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : 3. Inspectors. There shall be not exceeding 
three inspectors of weights and measures, who shall be ap- 
pointed by the commissioner, with the advice and consent of 
the governor and council. Their annual salaries shall not ex- 
ceed two thousand dollars each. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1927. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 133. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13, CHAPTER 14 OF THE PUB- 
LIC LAWS RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE DEPUTY 
SECRETARY OF STATE, AND SECTION 23, CHAPTER 15 
OF THE PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO THE SALARY 
OF THE DEPUTY STATE TREASURER. 



Section 

1. Deputy secretary of state, salary 



Section 
2. Deputy state treasurer, salary 



increase. I increase. 

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

1. Salary Increase. Amend section 13, chapter 14 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the words "twenty-three hundred" 
and inserting in place thereof the words twenty-seven hundred. 



1927] Chapter 134 153 

so that said section as amended shall read : 13. Deputy. The 
annual salary of the deputy secretary of state shall be twenty- 
seven hundred dollars. 

2. Salary Increase. Amend section 23, chapter 15 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the words "twenty-three hundred" 
and inserting- in place thereof the words twenty-seven hundred, 
so that said section as amended shall read : 23. Deputy. The 
annual salary of the deputy state treasurer shall be twenty- 
seven hundred dollars. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 134. 



AN ACT RELATING TO SALARIES AND EXPENSES OF THE COMMIS- 
SIONER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



Section 

1. Commissioner of law enforce- 
ment, salary increase. 

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

1. Salai'y Increase. Amend section 74 of chapter 144 of the 
Public Laws by striking out the word "twenty-seven" in the 
second line of said section and substituting the word thirty- 
two, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 74. 
Salaries; Expenses. The salary of the commissioner shall be 
thirty-two hundred and fifty dollars a year. The compensation 
and personal expenses of the commissioner and of his deputies 
and agents shall be paid by the state, on the warrant of the 
governor. 

2. Takes Eflfect. This act shall take effect on its passage, 
passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



154 Chapter 135 [1927 

CHAPTER 135. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 13, CHAPTER 264 OF THE 

PUBLIC LAWS RELATING TO FIDUCIARY POWERS OF TRUST 

COMPANIES AND NATIONAL BANKS. 

Section Section 

1. Authorized to act as executor. 2. Takes eflfect. 

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

1. Authorized to Act as Executor. Amend section 13, chap- 
ter 264 of the Pubhc Laws by inserting after the word "trus- 
tee" in hne three the words or executor when so nominated by 
any testator in his will ; further amend said section by adding 
at the end thereof the following: No trust company, similar 
corporation or national bank shall advertise or circularize the 
fact that it is authorized to act as executor, so that said section 
shall read as follows : 13. Appointment. Any trust company 
or similar corporation, incorporated under the laws of this 
state, or any national bank duly authorized and located within 
the state, may be appointed trustee or executor when so nomi- 
nated by any testator in his will, in any case where an in- 
dividual can be appointed, upon the same conditions and 
subject to the same control, requirements and penalties; but 
no corporation shall be appointed in any other fiduciary 
capacity. No trust company, similar corporation or national 
bank shall advertise or circularize the fact that it is authorized 
to act as executor. 

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

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



1927] Chapter 136 155 

CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT TO PERMIT CITIES AND TOWNS TO ABATE LOCAL TAXES ON 
MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. New industries. 

2. Abatement. 

3. Limitation. 

4. Existing industries. 



Section 

5. Town contract. 

6. City contract. 

7. Abatement. 

8. Takes effect. 



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

1. New Industries. Any town by a two-thirds vote of the 
voters present and voting at any annual meeting upon an ap- 
propriate article in the warrant and any city by vote of the 
city council, the mayor concurring, may contract with any 
person proposing to erect or put in operation any manufactur- 
ing establishment in said city or town for the abatement for 
the term of five years of all local taxes which may be assessed 
upon such manufacturing establishment, including buildings, 
machinery and stock in trade, upon such terms and conditions 
as may be mutually agreed upon and by a similar vote at the 
end of four years may extend said contract of abatement for a 
further period of five years but not exceeding in all ten years 
from the date of the first abatement. 

2. Abatement. The local taxes assessed against such 
persons complying with the terms of such vote shall be abated 
by the selectmen or assessors annually for the term agreed 
upon but such abatement shall not extend to taxes assessed 
for state and county purposes. 

3. Limitation. The provisions of this act shall not apply 
to concerns removing from one town to another in this state 
or to capital previously exempted from taxation in this state or 
upon which the taxes have been previously abated under this 
act. 

4. Existing- Industries. Any town by its selectmen and 
any city by its mayor, being duly authorized by vote as herein- 
after provided, may contract with any person who at the time 
of the passage of this act is engaged in manufacturing in this 
state, for the abatement for the years 1927 and 1928, in whole 
or in part of local taxes which may be assessed upon such 
manufacturing establishment, including buildings, machinery 



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Chapter 137 



[1927 



and stock in trade, upon such terms and conditions as may be 
mutually agreed upon. 

5. Town Contract. Authority to make such contract may 
be conferred upon the selectmen of a town by a majority vote 
of the voters of such town present and voting at an annual or 
special town meeting upon an appropriate article in the 
warrant, provided the voting upon such article shall be by 
ballot. 

6. City Contract. The mayor of a city may be authorized 
to make such contract by a majority vote of the voters present 
and voting at regular or special meetings of the voters in the 
several wards, to be duly called by the election officers, provided 
the voting upon such question shall be by ballot. 

7. Abatement. The local taxes assessed against such 
person complying with the terms of such vote shall be abated 
by the selectmen or assessors annually for the term agreed 
upon, but such abatement shall not extend to taxes assessed 
for state and county purposes. 

8. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 137. 



AN ACT RELATING TO PRIMARY ELECTIONS, NOMINATIONS OF 
CANDIDATES AND POLITICAL EXPENDITURES. 



Section 

1. Primary date. 

2. Nominations of candidates. 

3. Political expenditures. 



Section 
4. Publication of campaign re- 
ceipts and expenditures. 



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

1. Primary Date. Amend section 4 of chapter 25, PubHc 
Laws, by striking out in the third line thereof the words "first 
Tuesday" and substituting therefor the following: Tuesday 
after the second Monday, so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : 4. Dates. A primary conducted by the regu- 
lar election officers shall be held at the regular polling places in 



1927] Chapter 137 157 

each town and ward in the state on the Tuesday after the 
second Monday in September, biennially, for the nomination of 
all candidates to be voted for at the November election, except 
presidential electors. 

2. Nominations of Candidates. Amend chapter 25 of the 
Public Laws by inserting after section 23 the following new 
section : 23-a. Nominations by Party Committees. In case no 
declaration shall be filed by a candidate and no petition shall 
be filed in behalf of a candidate for any nomination to be voted 
for at the primary, the nomination may be made by the party 
committee of the state, county, town or ward, as the case may 
be, by notifying the secretary of state before the close of the 
second business day after the expiration of time for filing 
declarations of candidacy. The party committee shall pay the 
usual filing fee or file the usual number of petitions with the 
nomination. 

3. Political Expenditures. Amend section 5, chapter 34, 
Public Laws, by striking out the whole thereof and inserting 
in place thereof the following: 5. Primary Expenditures. The 
total sum to be expended or contracted for payment for the 
nomination by or in behalf of any candidate for nomination 
shall be as follows: For governor or United States senator, 
$8,000; for representative in congress, $4,000; for councilor, 
$1,500; for state senator or any county officer, $300; for repre- 
sentative to the general court, $50. The amount of money 
specified shall include all expenditures by a candidate or by 
others in his behalf with his knowledge during the calendar 
year of the primary, except personal traveling expenses of the 
candidate. No person shall make any contribution of or con- 
tract for the payment of any money for the benefit of any 
candidate without the written consent of such candidate or his 
financial agent. As a part of the declaration of candidacies filed 
by candidates for governor, United States senator, representa- 
tive in congress, councilor, state senator and county officer, 
every candidate shall designate some person, who may be the 
candidate himself, as his financial agent for the purpose of the 
primary campaign, or if his candidacy for such office is es- 
tablished by a primary petition, there shall be annexed to the 
primary petition in behalf of such candidate the name of the 
financial agent for such candidate. All sums expended or con- 
tracted for payment in the primary campaign by or in behalf 



158 Chapter 137 [1927 

of such candidate shall be reported to such financial agent, who 
shall make all the disbursements in behalf of such candidate, 
and said agent shall join with the candidate in signing and 
filing the statements required by law. 

4. Publication of Campaign Receipts and Expenditures. 
Amend section 24, chapter 34, Public Laws, by inserting after 
the words "state senator" in the second line a comma and the 
words county officer, so that the same shall read as follows: 
24. Other Candidates. Every candidate at the primary or 
general election for councilor, state senator, county officer or 
representative to the general court, who has expended a sum 
in excess of twenty-five dollars, shall, within fifteen days after 
said primary or general election, file with the secretary of 
state, and with the town or city clerk for the town or city in 
which he resides, a like itemized sworn statement of all his 
receipts and expenditures in aid of his nomination or election. 
All such statements shall be open to public inspection. 

5. . Amend chapter 34 of the Pubhc Laws by insert- 
ing after section 24 the following new section: 24-a. Paid 
Agents. Every person who shall perform any service as 
political agent for any candidate during any primary campaign, 
who is to receive compensation above traveling expenses, shall, 
before he enters upon the performance of his duties as political 
agent, register his intention so to do with the secretary of state 
upon blanks to be furnished by the secretary of state for that 
purpose. On the third day preceding the primary and also 
within fifteen days after the primary in which said agent shall 
be employed, he shall file with the secretary of state an 
itemized statement, signed and sworn to by himself, of all 
moneys or things of value received by him or due to him from 
any candidate or committee in connection with his service, and 
disclose in the pre-primary return the substantial provisions 
of all contracts he may have for the rendering of future service 
in the campaign. No contract for service as political agent in 
connection with any primary shall be made by any person as 
such agent within a period of ten days next preceding said 
primary. 

6. . Amend section 26 of chapter 34, Public Laws, by 

striking out the whole of said section and inserting in place 
thereof the following: 26. Penalties. Any person who 
violates the foregoing provisions of this subdivision shall be 



1927] Chapter 138 159 

fined not more than five hundred nor less than one hundred 
dollars and imprisoned not less than thirty nor more than 
ninety days. Any jierson who alleges that any of the fore- 
going provisions of this subdivision relating to the primary 
have been violated may, not later than the fifth day of October 
following said primary, bring a proceeding in equity in the 
supreme court against the person alleged to have violated said 
provisions. To this proceeding the secretary of state shall be 
made a party defendant. The supreme court shall forthwith 
hear such proceeding and make final decision thereof, and if 
the court shall find that the defendant has violated any of such 
provisions, a decree shall be entered disqualifying the de- 
fendant from becoming a candidate at the ensuing election, and 
the vacancy thereby created shall be filled as provided by law. 
No candidate shall be entitled to the nomination or election 
until the sworn itemized statements required to be filed by him 
or in his behalf have been filed and published as hereinbefore 
required. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 138. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF 
A NURSES' HOME AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Nurses' home, appropriation. 

2. Bonds authorized. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of one hundred and seventy 
thousand dollars ($170,000) is hereby appropriated for the con- 
struction and equipment of a nurses' home at the state hos- 
pital. The plans and specifications shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of the governor and council who shall authorize the 
execution of all contracts for the construction of said building. 

2. Bonds Authorized. The state treasurer is hereby au- 
thorized, 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 act, not to exceed in all the 
sum of one hundred and seventy thousand dollars ($170,000), 



160 Chapter 139 [1927 

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 such 
time as the governor and council may determine. Such bonds 
and notes shall be countersigned by the governor and shall be 
deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state. The 
secretary of state shall keep an account of all such bonds and 
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 delivery to the treasurer. The 
state treasurer shall keep an account of each bond and 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 by direction of the governor and 
council in such manner as they may determine most advan- 
tageous to the state. The governor shall draw his warrant for 
the amounts that may be, or become, due from time to time, 
under the contracts of the trustees of the state hospital, ap- 
proved by the governor and council, for the purposes 
aforesaid. 

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

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 139. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE NECESSARY FACILITIES FOR MORE EFFICIENT 
AND EXTENDED SERVICE AT THE LACONIA STATE SCHOOL. 

Section | Section 

\. Laconia State School, appro- 2. Bonds authorized, 

priation. 3. Takes effect. 

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

1. Appropriation. The sum of one hundred and six thou- 
sand dollars ($106,000) is hereby appropriated to provide the 
necessary facilities for more efficient and extended service at 
the Laconia State School as follows : For the construction and 
equipment of a new dormitory, the sum of one hundred 
thousand dollars ($100,000) ; for the purchase and installation 



1927] Chapter 139 161 

of canning equipment the sum of fifteen hundred dollars 
($1,500) ; for finishing and furnishing the upper floor of the 
Spaulding Building the sum of forty-five hundred dollars 
($4,500). 

The plans and specifications shall be subject to the approval 
of the governor and council who shall authorize the execution 
of all contracts for construction. The governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for said sum on any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

2. Bonds Authorized. The state treasurer is hereby au- 
thorized 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 act, not to exceed in all the 
sum of one hundred and six thousand dollars ($106,000), 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 at such time as the 
governor and council may determine. Such bonds and notes 
shall be countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a 
pledge of the faith and credit of the state. The secretary of 
state shall keep an account of all such bonds and notes counter- 
signed by the governor, showing the number and amount of 
each bond or note, the time of countersigning, the time when 
payable, and date of delivery to the treasurer. The state 
treasurer shall keep an account of each bond and 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 in 
such manner as they may determine most advantageous to the 
state. The governor shall draw his warrant for the amounts 
that may be, or become, due from time to time, under the con- 
tracts of the trustees of the Laconia State School, approved by 
the governor and council, for the purposes aforesaid. 

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

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



162 CHAPTERS 140, 141 [1927 

CHAPTER 140. 

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

Section 1. State tax, assessment and collection. 

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

1. Assessment and Collection. The sum of one million, five 
hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars ($1,585,000) shall be 
raised for the use of the state for the year 1927, and the sum 
of one million, five hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars 
($1,585,000) shall be raised for the use of the state for the 
year 1928, and the state treasurer is hereby directed season- 
ably 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 of 1927, 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, 1927, and the first day 
of December, 1928, and the state treasurer is hereby authorized 
to issue his extent for all taxes which shall remain unpaid on 
the dates last above mentioned. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 141. 



AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1928. 

Section | Section 

1. Appropriations. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Appropriations. The sums hereinafter mentioned are 
appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the state for the 
, urposes specified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, to 
wit: 



1927] . Chapter 141 163 

For the executive department, $88,200 as follows: Salary of 
the governor, $3,000; salary of governor's secretary, $1,500; 
salarj^ of the governor's stenographer, $1,300; governor's sec- 
retary's traveling expenses, $200; traveling expenses for gov- 
ernor's stenographer, $200; incidentals, $450; printing, $350; 
transportation, $700; contingent fund, $1,500; emergency fund 
for protection of interests of the state, $75,000; council per 
diem and expenses, $4,000. 

For secretary of state department, $18,300 as follows : Salary 
of secretary, $4,000 ; salary of deputy, $2,700 ; clerical expense, 
$5,100; incidentals, $700; printing report, $800; printing 
blanks, $250; express and postage, $650; copying ancient rec- 
ords, $4,000 ; direct primary, $100. 

For treasury department, $17,950 as follows: Salary of the 
treasurer, $4,000; salary of deputy, $2,300; clerical expense, 
$8,200; incidentals, $1,800; printing blanks, $850; printing re- 
port, $800. 

For insurance department, $15,575 as follows: Salary of com- 
missioner, $3,000; salary of deputy, $1,800; clerical expense, 
$4,075; incidentals, $2,200; printing report, $1,300; printing 
blanks, $1,000; blue sky law, salary of examiner, $1,200; mis- 
cellaneous, $1,000. 

For bank commission, $29,000 as follows : Salary of commis- 
sioner, $5,000 ; salary of the deputy, $3,000 ; salaries of exam- 
iners, $5,500 ; salaries of accountants, $4,000 ; clerical expense, 
$3,200; incidentals, $1,000; printing reports, $2,500; printing 
blanks, $500; expenses of commissioner, deputies, examiners 
and accountants, $4,300. 

For state auditing department, $4,300 as follows: Salary of 
state auditing accountant, $3,000; travel and office expense, 
$1,300. 

For public service commission, $42,400 as follows: Salaries 
of commissioners, $14,000; experts, clerks and assistants, 
$17,000; expenses of commissioners, $700; incidentals and 
printing, $4,700; lights and buoys on inland waters and boat 
inspection, $6,000. 

For tax commission, $23,950 as follows: Salaries of com- 
missioners, $8,000; expense of commissioners, $3,000; clerical 
expense, $2,850; incidentals and printing, $7,000; printing re- 
port, $1,400; municipal accounting, $1,700. 

For purchasing agent's department, $13,950 as follows: 



164 Chapter 141 . [1927 

Salary of purchasing agent and clerical expense, $12,100; ex- 
penses of purchasing agent, $350; incidentals, $1,500. 

For attornei'-general's department, $42,600 as follows: 
Salary of attornej^-general, $4,000; salary of assistant attor- 
ney-general, $4,000; clerical expense of attorney-general, 
$3,500; incidentals, $1,300; printing blanks, $800; traveling 
expenses, $1,000; copies of wills and records, $3,000; legacy tax 
and other litigation, and investigations, $2,500; supplies, 
$1,000; clerical expense of assistant attorney-general, $6,500; 
Vermont boundary, $15,000. 

For enforcement prohibitory law, $19,250 as follows : Salary 
of commissioner, $3,250; salary of state liquor agent, $2,400; 
salaries of deputies and agents, $5,500 ; clerical expense, $1,400 ; 
incidentals, $500; printing blanks, $200; expenses of commis- 
sioner, $1,000; expenses of deputies and agents, $5,000. 

For supreme court, $43,250 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$32,500; salary of clerk, $500; salary of messenger, $250; 
salary of state reporter, $1,800; salary of stenographer for 
state reporter, $600; incidentals, including expenses of justices, 
printing docket, transportation of state reporter, $4,000; ex- 
amination of law students, $600; publication of law reports, 
$3,000. 

_ For superior court, $48,000 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$39,000; expenses of justices, $6,500; transportation, $1,750; 
incidentals, $750. 

For legislature expense, $15,000. 

For probate court, $17,600 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
Rockingham county, $2,000 ; Strafford county, $1,800 ; Belknap 
county, $1,500; Carroll county, $1,500; Merrimack county, 
$2,000 ; Hillsborough county, $2,500 ; Cheshire county, $1,500 ; 
Sullivan county, $1,500; Grafton county, $1,800; and Coos 
county, $1,500. 

For salaries of probate registers and deputies, $20,300 as 
follows: Rockingham county register, $2,000; Rockingham 
county deputy, $1,000; Strafford county register, $1,800; Bel- 
knap county register, $1,500; Carroll county register, $1,500; 
Merrimack county register, $2,000 ; Merrimack county deputy, 
$1,200; Hillsborough county register, $2,000; Hillsborough 
county deputy, $800; Cheshire county register, $1,500; Sullivan 
county register, $1,500; Grafton county register, $2,000; Coos 
county register, $1,500; 



1927] Chapter 141 165 

For board of charities and corrections, $97,750 as follows: 
Salary of secretary, $2,750 ; incidentals, $700 ; printing blanks, 
$150; traveling expenses, $1,500; aid of tubercular patients, 
$40,000; child welfare work, $7,000; register of the blind, 
$11,300; deaf, dumb and blind, support and education, $25,000; 
aid of crippled and tubercular children, $3,000 ; John Nesmith 
fund, income, $3,700; Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, $150; 
clerical expense, $2,500. 

For bureau of labor, $7,100 as follows: Salary of commis- 
sioner, $3,000; clerical expense, $1,600; incidentals and travel, 
$1,700; printing blanks, $300; expenses of arbitration, $500. 

For factory inspection, $10,550 as follows: Salaries of in- 
spectors, $6,200; clerical expense, $1,200; incidentals and 
travel, $3,000 ; printing blanks, $150. 

For free employment bureau, $3,450 as follows: Assistants, 
$1,500; clerical expense, $1,400; incidentals and travel, $500; 
printing blanks, $50. 

For department of weights and measures, $15,700 as follows : 
Salary of commissioner, $3,000 ; salaries of inspectors, $6,000 ; 
traveling expenses, $4,500; incidentals, $700; clerical expense, 
$1,300; printing blanks, $200. 

For state publicity board, $35,000. 

For department of agriculture, $196,500 as follows: Salary 
of commissioner, $3,250 ; salary of deputy, $2,500 ; clerical ex- 
pense, $3,000; advisory board, $300; incidentals, $500; in- 
stitutes and public meetings, $1,500 ; feeding stuffs inspection, 
$4,000; nursery inspection, $500; fertilizer inspection, $2,000; 
seed inspection, $1,000; insecticides and fungicides, $200; 
licensing milk dealers, $500; bureau of markets, $6,500; moth 
suppression, $12,500; advertising at fair, $1,250; apple grading 
law, $500 ; Granite State Dairymen's Association, $1,000 ; New 
Hampshire Horticultural Society, $1,000; New Hampshire 
Sheep Breeders' Association, $500; apiary law, $500; dairy in- 
spection, $3,500 ; diseases of animals, $150,000. 

For the laboratory of hygiene, $16,200 as follows: Salaries 
of two chemists, $5,100; salaries of two bacteriologists, $3,000; 
salary of pathologist, $600; clerical expense, $2,500; inci- 
dentals, $3,000 ; printing blanks and bulletins, $2,000. 

For the department of vital statistics, $3,550 as follows: 
Clerical expense, $2,850; incidentals, $200; printing blanks, 
$500. 



166 Chapter 141 [1927 

For board of health, $35,438.31 as follows: Salary of secre- 
tary, $4,000; clerical expense, $1,800; incidentals, $650; print- 
ing blanks, $500; control of venereal diseases, $6,000; tuber- 
culosis dispensaries, $3,000; purchase of antitoxin, $2,500; 
medico-legal examinations, $500; sanitary inspection, $7,000; 
engineer, $1,500 ; care of maternity and infancy, $7,988.31. 

For adjutant-general's department, $80,025 as follows: 
Salary of adjutant-general, $4,000; incidentals, $1,000; print- 
ing blanks, $500 ; officers' uniforms, $1,900 ; rifle ranges, $2,000 ; 
state armories, $17,000; national guard, $50,000; clerical ex- 
pense, $3,625. 

For the forestry department, $76,406 as follows : Salary of 
forester, $3,250; field assistants, $2,500; traveling expenses, 
$1,000; incidentals, $1,000; printing blanks, $1,200; district 
chiefs, $7,500; lookout stations, $10,000; conferences, $1,000; 
prevention of fires, $2,000; nursery, $13,731; forest fire bills 
to towns, $5,000 ; reforestation, $2,000 ; white pine blister rust, 
$20,000; forest fire equipment, $1,000; clerical expense, $5,225. 

For bounties, $3,000 as follows: Hedgehogs, $2,500; bears 
and grasshoppers, $500. 

For department of indexing, $1,850 as follows: Salary, 
$1,800; incidentals, $50. 

For G. A. R. department, $2,350 as follows : Printing, $300 ; 
incidentals, $50 ; burial of soldiers and sailors, $2,000. 

For pharmacy commission, $2,410 as follows: Salaries, 
$750; clerical expense, $200; incidentals, $600; printing 
report, $60; printing blanks, $100; salary of inspector, $700. 

For state dental board, $400 as follows: Salaries and ex- 
penses, $400. 

For board of optometry, $400 as follows : Compensation and 
expenses, $400. 

For board of chiropractors, $200 as follows : Compensation 
and expenses, $200. 

For registration of veterinary surgeons, compensation and 
expenses, $100. 

For state house department, $45,050 as follows : Salaries and 
pay roll, $15,400 ; fuel, $7,000 ; light and power, $5,200 ; water, 
$400; telephone operator and switchboard, $2,250; rent of 
offices in Patriot building, $9,500; extra labor, $1,500; miscel- 
laneous, $1,800; extraordinary repairs, $2,000. 

For state library, $19,650 as follows: Salaries, $9,000; main- 



1927] CHAPTER 141 167 

tenance, $5,500; books, periodicals and binding, $5,000; ex- 
penses of trustees, $150. 

For public library commission, $7,150 as follows: Salary of 
secretary, $2,000; clerical expense, $1,000; incidentals, $950; 
printing report, $50; printing bulletin, $350; traveling 
libraries, $1,000; institutes, $400; assistant secretary, $1,200; 
shipping clerk, $200. 

For soldiers' home, $25,000 as follows : Maintenance, $12,000 ; 
incidentals, $12,775 ; printing report, $225. 

For University of New Hampshire extension work (Smith- 
Lever Act), $36,000. 

For state hospital, for maintenance, $575,000. 

For industrial school, $60,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$55,000 ; special repairs, $5,000. 

For state prison, $84,000 as follows: Maintenance, $73,225; 
clerical expense, $1,450; incidentals, $5,000; printing report, 
$175 ; printing blanks, $150 ; parole officer, $4,000. 

For Laconia State School, $150,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$147,500; parole agent, $2,500. 

For state sanatorium, $88,000 for maintenance. 

For state board of education, $580,000 and in addition the 
sums paid into the state treasury as the literary fund, the 
forest reserve tax, the per capita tax and the tax on unor- 
ganized and other places. Of this appropriation the sum of 
$45,000 is to be expended for mothers' aid and its supervision ; 
a sum not to exceed $40,000 for salaries of officers and em- 
ployees of the state board; a sum not to exceed $355,000 for 
equalized state aid ; and the sum of $15,000 for rental of rooms 
for students at the normal schools. The state board of edu- 
cation shall also receive for disbursement the income of the 
normal school dormitories and practice schools and the sums 
paid by school districts for the salaries of superintendents 
under Public Laws, chapter 117, section 40. In this depart- 
ment any balance which may be unexpended in any fiscal year 
shall be available for use in the following year. 

For interest charges, $72,401.48 as follows: State hospital 
bonds, $5,600; war loan, series 1918, $22,500; teachers' in- 
stitutes, $2,388.93; Benjamin Thompson fund, $31,887.27; ag- 
ricultural college fund, $4,800; Hamilton Smith fund, $400; 
Kimball legacy, $270.14; Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; temporary 
loans, $3,500. 



168 Chapter 142 [1927 

For maturing state hospital bonds, $150,000. 

For miscellaneous, $6,100 as follows: Military organizations, 
$300 ; firemen's relief fund, $4,000 ; Prisoners' Aid Association, 
$200; Old Home Week Association, $600; New Hampshire His- 
torical Society, $500; Franklin Pierce and Daniel Webster 
homesteads, $500, 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1927. 

Approved April 15, 1927. 



CHAPTER 142. 



AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE 
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING 

JUNE 30, 1929. 

Section I Section 

1. Appropriations. | 2. Takes eflfect. 

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

1. Appropriations. The sums hereinafter mentioned are 
appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the state for the 
purposes specified for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, to 
wit: 

For the executive department, $91,950 as follows: Salary of 
the governor, $4,000; salary of governor's secretary, $2,250; 
salary of governor's stenographer, $1,300; governor's secre- 
tary's traveling expenses, $200; traveling expenses for gov- 
ernor's stenographer, $200; incidentals, $450; printing, $350; 
transportation, $700; contingent fund, $1,500; emergency fund 
for protection of interests of the state, $75,000; council per 
diem and expenses, $6,000. 

For secretary of state department, $25,800 as follows : Salary 
of secretary, $4,000 ; salary of deputy, $2,700 ; clerical expense, 
$5,100; incidentals, $700; printing report, $800; printing 
blanks, $250; express and postage, $650; copying ancient 
records, $4,000; Australian ballot, $4,500; direct primary, 
$3,100. 

For treasury department, $18,700 as follows: Salary of the 
treasurer, $4,000; salary of deputy, $2,300; clerical expense, 



1927] Chapter 142 169 

$8,450; incidentals, $1,800; printing blanks, $850; printing re- 
port, $800 ; treasurer's and deputy's bonds, $500. 

For insurance department, $15,775 as follows: Salary of 
commissioner, $3,000; salary of deputy, $1,800; clerical ex- 
pense, $4,275; incidentals, $2,200; printing report, $1,300; 
printing blanks, $1,000; blue sky law, salary of examiner, 
$1,200; miscellaneous, $1,000. 

For bank commission, $29,000 as follows: Salary of com- 
missioner, $5,000; salary of the deputy, $3,000; salaries of 
examiners, $5,500 ; salaries of accountants, $4,000 ; clerical ex- 
pense, $3,200; incidentals, $1,000; printing reports, $2,500; 
printing blanks, $500; expenses of commissioner, deputies, 
examiners and accountants, $4,300. 

For state auditing department, $4,300 as follows: Salary of 
state auditing accountant, $3,000; travel and office expense, 
$1,300. 

For public service commission, $42,400 as follows: Salaries 
of commissioners, $14,000; experts, clerks and assistants, 
$17,000; expenses of commissioners, $700; incidentals and 
printing, $4,700; lights and buoys on inland waters and boat 
inspection, $6,000. 

For tax commission, $23,950 as follows : Salaries of commis- 
sioners, $8,000 ; expenses of commissioners, $3,000 ; clerical ex- 
pense, $2,850 ; incidentals and printing, $7,000 ; printing report, 
$1,400 ; municipal accounting, $1,700. 

For purchasing agent's department, $14,450 as follows: 
Salary of purchasing agent and clerical expense, $12,400; ex- 
penses of purchasing agent, $350 ; incidentals, $1,500 ; printing 
report, $200. 

For attorney-general's department, $33,550 as follows: 
Salary of attorney-general, $4,000; salary of assistant at- 
torney-general, $4,000; clerical expense of attorney-general, 
$3,500; incidentals, $1,300; printing blanks, $800; traveling ex- 
penses, $1,000; copies of wills and records, $3,000; legacy tax 
and other litigation, and investigations, $2,500; supplies, 
$1,000; clerical expense of the assistant attorney-general, 
$6,750; printing report, $700; Vermont boundary, $5,000. 

For enforcement prohibitory law, $19,650 as follows : Salary 
of commissioner, $3,250; salary of state liquor agent, $2,400; 
salaries of deputies and agents, $5,500 ; expenses of deputy and 
agents, $5,000; clerical expense, $1,400; incidentals, $500; 



170 Chapter 142 [1927 

printing blanks, $200; expenses of commissioner, $1,000; 
printing report, $400. , 

For supreme court, $43,250 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$32,500; salary of clerk, $500; salary of messenger, $250; 
salary of state reporter, $1,800; salarj^ of stenographer for 
state reporter, $600; incidentals, including expenses of justices, 
printing docket, transportation of state reporter, $4,000; ex- 
amination of law students, $600; publication of law reports, 
$3,000. 

For superior court, $48,000 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
$39,000; expenses of justices, $6,500; transportation, $1,750; 
incidentals, $750. 

For legislature expense, $175,000. 

For probate court, $17,600 as follows: Salaries of justices, 
Rockingham county, $2,000; Strafford county, $1,800; Belknap 
county, $1,500; Carroll county, $1,500; Merrimack county, 
$2,000; Hillsborough county, $2,500; Cheshire county, $1,500; 
Sullivan county, $1,500; Grafton county, $1,800; Coos county, 
$1,500. 

For salaries of probate registers and deputies, $20,300 as 
follows: Rockingham county register, $2,000; Rockingham 
county deputy, $1,000; Strafford county register, $1,800; 
Belknap county register, $1,500; Carroll county register, 
$1,500; Merrimack county register, $2,000; Merrimack county 
deputy, $1,200; Hillsborough county register, $2,000; Hills- 
borough county deputy, $800; Cheshire county register, 
$1,500; Sullivan county register, $1,500; Grafton county regis- 
ter, $2,000; Coos county register, $1,500. 

For board of charities and correction, $98,650 as follows: 
Salary of secretary, $2,750 ; incidentals, $700 ; printing blanks, 
$150; traveling expenses, $1,500; aid of tubercular patients, 
$40,000; child welfare work, $7,000; register of the blind, 
$11,300; deaf, dumb and blind, support and education, $25,000; 
aid of crippled and tubercular children, $3,000 ; John Nesmith 
fund, income, $3,700 ; Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, $150 ; 
clerical expense, $2,600 ; printing report, $800. 

For bureau of labor, $7,600 as follows: Salary of commis- 
sioner, $3,000; clerical expense, $1,600; incidentals and travel, 
$1,700; printing blanks, $300; expenses of arbitration, $500; 
printing report, $500. 

For factory inspection, $10,550 as follows: Salaries of in- 



1927] Chapter 142 171 

spectors, $6,200; clerical expense, $1,200; incidentals and 
travel, $3,000; printing blanks, $150. 

For free employment bureau, $3,450 as follows: Assistants, 
$1,500; clerical expense, $1,400; incidentals and travel, $500; 
printing blanks, $50. 

For department of weights and measures, $16,175 as fol- 
lows: Salary of commissioner, $3,000; salaries of inspectors, 
$6,000; traveling expenses, $4,500; incidentals, $700; clerical 
expense, $1,375; printing blanks, $200; printing report, $400. 

For state publicity board, $35,000. 

For department of agriculture, $182,500 as follows: Salary 
of commissioner, $3,250; salary of deputy, $2,500; clerical ex- 
pense, $3,000; advisory board, $300; incidentals, $500; insti- 
tutes and public meetings, $1,500; feeding stuffs inspection, 
$4,000; nursery inspection, $500; fertilizer inspection, $2,000; 
seed inspection, $1,000; insecticides and fungicides, $200; 
licensing milk dealers, $500; moth suppression, $12,500; apple 
grading law, $500; bureau of markets, $6,500; Granite State 
Dairymen's Association, $1,000; New Hampshire Horticultural 
Society, $1,000; New Hampshire Sheep Breeders' Association, 
$500; apiary law, $500; dairy inspection, $3,500; printing re- 
port, $1,000; advertising at fairs, $1,250; diseases of animals, 
$135,000. 

For the laboratory of hygiene, $16,200 as follows : Salaries 
of two chemists, $5,100; salaries of two bacteriologists, $3,000; 
salary of pathologist, $600 ; clerical expense, $2,500 ; in- 
cidentals, $3,000 ; printing blanks and bulletins, $2,000. 

For the department of vital statistics, $6,050 as follows : 
Clerical expense, $2,850; incidentals, $200; printing blanks, 
$500 ; printing report, $2,500. 

For board of health, $36,938.31 as follows: Salary of secre- 
tary, $4,000; clerical expense, $1,800; incidentals, $650; print- 
ing blanks, $500; control of venereal diseases, $6,000; tuber- 
culosis dispensaries, $3,000; purchase of antitoxin, $2,500; 
medico-legal examinations, $500; sanitary inspection, $7,000; 
engineer, $1,500; printing report, $1,500; care of maternity 
and infancy, $7,988.31. 

For adjutant-general's department, $80,175 as follows: 
Salary of adjutant-general, $4,000; incidentals, $1,000; print- 
ing blanks, $500; officers' uniforms, $1,900; rifle ranges. 



172 Chapter 142 [1927 

$2,000; state armories, $17,000; national guard, $50,000; 
clerical expense, $3,775. 

For the forestry department, $76,660 as follows: Salary of 
forester, $3,250; field assistants, $2,500; traveling expenses, 
$1,000; incidentals, $1,000; printing blanks, $1,200; district 
chiefs, $7,500; lookout stations, $10,000; conferences, $1,000; 
prevention of fires, $2,000; nursery, $12,960; forest fire bills to 
towns, $5,000; reforestation, $2,000; white pine blister rust, 
$20,000; forest fire equipment, $1,000; clerical expense, 
$5,450 ; printing report, $800. 

For bounties, $3,000 as follows: Hedgehogs, $2,500; bears 
and grasshoppers, $500. 

For department of indexing, $1,850 as follows: Salary, 
$1,800; incidentals, $50. 

For G. A. R. department, $2,350 as follows : Printing, $300 ; 
incidentals, $50 ; burial of soldiers and sailors, $2,000. 

For pharmacy commission, $2,410 as follows: Salaries, $750; 
clerical expense, $200; incidentals, $600; printing report, $60; 
printing blanks, $100 ; salary of inspector, $700. 

For state dental board, $400 as follows: Salaries and ex- 
penses, $400. 

For board of optometry, $400 as follows : Compensation and 
expenses, $400, 

For board of chiropractors, $200 as follows: Compensation 
and expenses, $200. 

For registration of veterinary surgeons, compensation and 
expenses, $100. 

For state house department, $45,050 as follows: Salaries 
and pay roll, $15,400; fuel, $7,000; light and power, $5,200; 
water, $400 ; telephone operator and switchboard, $2,250 ; rent 
of oflfices in Patriot building, $9,500; extra labor, $1,500; mis- 
cellaneous, $1,800 ; extraordinary repairs, $2,000. 

For state library, $19,650 as follows: Salaries, $9,000; main- 
tenance, $5,500; books, periodicals and binding, $5,000; ex- 
penses of trustees, $150. 

For public library commission, $7,750 as follows: Salary of 
secretary, $2,000; clerical expense, $1,200; incidentals, $950; 
printing report, $150 ; printing bulletin, $350 ; traveling Hbrary, 
$1,000; institutes, $400; assistant secretary, $1,500; shipping 
clerk, $200. 

For soldiers' home, $25,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$12,000; incidentals, $13,000. 



1927] Chapter 142 173 

For University of New Hampshire extension work (Smith- 
Lever Act), $36,000. 

For state hospital, for maintenance, $595,000. 

For industrial school, for maintenance, $55,000. 

For state prison, $84,000 as follows: Maintenance, $73,225; 
clerical expense, $1,450; incidentals, $5,000; printing report, 
$175; printing blanks, $150; parole officer, $4,000. 

For Laconia State School, $150,000 as follows: Maintenance, 
$147,500; parole agent, $2,500. 

For state sanatorium, $88,000 for maintenance. 

For the state board of education, $580,000 and in addition 
the sums paid into the state treasury as the literary fund, the 
forest reserve tax, the per capita tax and the tax on un- 
organized and other places. Of this appropriation the sum of 
$45,000 is to be expended for mothers' aid and its supervision, 
a sum not to exceed $40,000 for salaries of officers and em- 
ployees of the state board; a sum not to exceed $355,000 for 
equalized state aid; and the sum of $15,000 for rental of rooms 
for students at the normal schools. The state board of edu- 
cation shall also receive for disbursement the income of the 
normal school dormitories and practice schools and the sums 
paid by school districts for the salaries of superintendents 
under Public Laws, chapter 117, section 40. In this depart- 
ment any balance which may be unexpended in any fiscal year 
shall be available for use in the following year. 

For interest charges, $69,776.48 as follows: State hospital 
bonds, $2,975; war loan, series 1918, $22,500; teachers' insti- 
tutes, $2,388.93; Benjamin Thompson fund, $31,887.27; agri- 
cultural college fund, $4,800; Hamilton Smith fund, $400; 
Kimball legacy, $270.14; Fiske legacy, $1,055.14; temporary 
loans, $3,500. 

For miscellaneous, $6,100, as follows: Military organizations, 
$300 ; firemen's relief fund, $4,000 ; Prisoners' Aid Association, 
$200 ; Old Home Week Association, $600 ; New Hampshire His- 
torical Society, $500; Franklin Pierce and Daniel Webster 
homesteads, $500. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect July 1, 1928. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



174 Chapters 143, 144 [1927 

CHAPTER 143. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SPECIAL JOINT COMMITTEE 
OF INVESTIGATION. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That a special joint committee consisting of two senators 
to be appointed by the president of the senate and three rep- 
resentatives to be appointed by the speaker of the house of 
representatives shall undertake the following: 

(a) Make a thorough survey of the conditions of the 
superior court of this state ; ascertain whether or not sufficient 
judges are employed to perform the work required; ascertain 
whether or not additional judges should be appointed; ascer- 
tain whether or not the judges of the superior court of this 
state are receiving just compensation for the services 
rendered. 

(b) Make a survey of the conditions of the supreme court 
of this state with a view of establishing whether or not the 
judges of this court are receiving just compensation for the 
services rendered. 

That the committee shall make a report of its findings and 
recommendations to the present legislature with a view that 
suitable legislation shall be enacted at this session to correct or 
adjust any and/or all unfavorable conditions. 

That this joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 144. 



JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR TO RECEIVE CER- 
TAIN FUNDS AS TRUSTEE. 

Whereas, it has been duly made known to the proper au- 
thorities of this state that the secretary of war of the United 
States has in his possession, as trustee, certain moneys known 
as "Other Funds" which had been collected for their own use 
and benefit by certain national guard organizations that were 
broken up as units for or as the result of service in the World 
War, and have not been reconstituted ; and 



1927] Chapter Ut 175 

Whereas, it further appears that the secretary of war, as 
trustee, desires to turn over to a substitute trustee, duly au- 
thorized by this state, such portion of the said funds as 
equitably belongs to the national guard of this state, now 
therefoi'e, be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the governor is hereby authorized to receive such 
funds as trustee, and to distribute them for the benefit of the 
national guard of this state, in such manner as his judgment 
shall dictate. 

[Approved February 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 14.5. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GUY S. NEAL AND OTHERS. 

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That Guy S. Neal, sergeant-at-arms of the house, be allowed 
the sum of thirteen dollars and fifty cents ; Maurice M. Cass 
be allowed the sum of forty dollars; Dana R. Berry be allowed 
the sum of forty dollars ; Charles A. Burlington be allowed the 
sum of forty dollars ; William Palfrey be allowed the sum of 
fifteen dollars; Edgar S. Winslow be allowed the sum of 
fifteen dollars; Walter L. Riford be allowed the sum of nine 
dollars and fifty cents; Frank M. Ayer be allowed the sum of 
nine dollars; Charles E. Wendell be allowed the sum of eight 
dollars; Richard W. Walton be allowed the sum of eight dol- 
lars ; and John Potts be allowed the sum of sixteen dollars, 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 8, 1927.] 



176 Chapters 146, 147 [1927 

CHAPTE3H 146. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ASSENTING TO THE PROVISIONS 
OF THE ACT OF CONGRESS KNOWN AS PURNELL ACT. 

Whereas, the congress of the United States has passed an 
act approved by the president, February 24, 1925, entitled "An 
act to authorize the more complete endowment of agricultural 
experiment stations, and for other purposes" and, 

Whereas, it is provided in section 2 of the act aforesaid, 
that "the grants of money authorized by this act are made 
subject to legislative assent of the several states and terri- 
tories to the purpose of said grants," therefore be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the assent of the legislature of the state of New 
Hampshire be and is hereby given to the purpose of said 
grants, 

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 147. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING A SUM OF NOT EXCEEDING 

FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500) FOR PROCURING A PORTRAIT 

OF GENERAL JOHN G. FOSTER AND PLACING SAME 

IN STATE HOUSE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) or so much 
thereof as may be necessary, be appropriated for the purpose 
of procuring and placing in the state house at Concord, a 
portrait of General John G. Foster, the highest ranking officer 
from New Hampshire in the Civil War, the second in command 
at Fort Sumter, serving with distinction through the war and 
made major general. Said sum to be expended under the 
direction of the governor and council, and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 148, 149 177 

CHAPTER 148. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR CO-OPERATION WITH THE 
UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY IN THE ESTABLISH- 
MENT AND MAINTENANCE OF STREAM FLOW 
GAUGING STATIONS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000), or so 
much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to 
be used and expended under the direction of the public service 
commission, with the approval and consent of the governor 
and council, for the purpose of co-operating with the United 
States Geological Survey in the establishment and main- 
tenance 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 development. 

A report of the results of this work and recommendations 
based thereon, shall be made to the next legislature. 

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILLIAM LACHANCE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred thirty-four dollars and ten 
cents ($134,10) be and the same is hereby appropriated to re- 
imburse William Lachance of Hinsdale for money expended by 
him to replace windows broken by stones thrown out by 
passing vehicles during the repairs on the state highway in 
said Hinsdale under the direction of the state highway commis- 
sioner in the month of June, 1924, and such sum shall be a 
charge upon the maintenance fund as provided by sections 10 
and 11 of chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



178 Chapters 150, 151 [1927 

CHAPTER 150. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF A 
REFRIGERATING PLANT AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) be and 
the same is hereby appropriated for the purchase and instal- 
lation of a refrigerating plant at the state hospital. The 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for said 
sum on any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 151. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BRIDGE CROSS- 
ING THE CONNECTICUT RIVER BETWEEN THE TOWN OF 
DALTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND THE TOWN OF 
LUNENBURG, VERMONT, 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars be 
and the same is hereby appropriated for the construction of 
a bridge across the Connecticut river between the town of 
Dalton, New Hampshire, and the town of Lunenburg, Ver- 
mont, at a point below the dam of the Oilman Paper Company ; 
provided an additional sum sufficient to complete the construc- 
tion of said bridge shall be provided from other sources. Said 
sum shall be expended under the supervision of the governor 
and council, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same from the money appropriated for high- 
ways. 

Chapter 197 of the Laws of 1925 is hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 152, 153, 154 179 

CHAPTER 152. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MARTIN A. KELLEY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby- 
allowed to Martin A. Kelley for necessary expenses incurred in 
maintaining- his right to a seat in the house and that the 
governor be and hereby is authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 153. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILLIAM H. MARA. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby 
allowed to William H. Mara for necessary expenses incurred 
in maintaining his right to a seat in the house and that the 
governor be and hereby is authorized to draw his warrant for 
said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 154. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PETER MAHONEY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby 
allowed to Peter Mahoney for necessary expenses incurred in 
maintaining his right to a seat in the house and that the 
governor be and hereby is authorized to draw his warrant for 



180 Chapters 155, 156 [1927 

said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 155. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR ADDITIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS AT NEW 
HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of six thousand eight hundred dollars 
($6,800) be and the same is hereby appropriated for additions 
and improvements at the state prison, as follows : For renew- 
ing shafting in shops, five hundred dollars ($500), for wiring 
shops for electric service, forty-three hundred dollars 
($4,300), for purchase of electric generator, two thousand 
dollars ($2,000). The governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrants for said sums on any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 156. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE PRISON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars 
($3,600) for improvements in the state prison is hereby ap- 
propriated as follows : One thousand dollars ($1,000) for new 
mattresses for the men's quarters; one thousand dollars 
($1,000) for a new roof on a part of the shops; five hundred 
dollars ($500) to perfect equipment in identification bureau; 
one hundred dollars ($100) to purchase material for pointing 
up the walls; five hundred dollars ($500) to purchase lead and 
oil for painting outside of prison and administration buildings, 
and five hundred dollars ($500) for new furnishings in the 



1927] Chapters 157, 158 181 

warden's residence ; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrants for the same out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 157. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE REIMBURSEMENT OF THE 

COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM FOR EXPENDITURES IN REBUILDING 

A BRIDGE ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE HIGHWAY 

OVER THE EXETER RIVER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of six thousand three hundred seven dollars 
and one cent ($6,307.01) be and the same is hereby appro- 
priated for the reimbursement to the county of Rockingham 
for expenditures in rebuilding a bridge on the New Hampshire 
college highway over the Exeter river, and said appropriation 
shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided for in 
chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 158. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE FIRST NEW HAMPSHIRE IN- 
FANTRY (IN THE FEDERAL SERVICE, 1916-1919). 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) be and the 
same is hereby appropriated to assist the First New Hamp- 
shire Infantry (in the federal service, 1916-1919), an or- 
ganization of New Hampshire veterans, in the collection of the 
records of the individual members of this regiment during the 
period 1916-1919, and in the preparation of a regimental his- 
tory, and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for 



182 Chapters 159, 160 [1927 

said appropriation out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 159. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR AN EMERGENCY FUND FOR 
THE ERADICATION OF BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of thirty thousand dollars be and hereby is 
appropriated for use by the department of agriculture to meet 
an emergency in the eradication of bovine tuberculosis for use 
during the period ending June 30, 1927. The governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrants for the same against 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 160. 



JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF A COM- 
MITTEE TO INVESTIGATE THE ADVISABILITY OF ERECTING 
A BUILDING AT THE EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION. 

Whereas, the Eastern States Exposition at Springfield, 
Massachusetts, is an agricultural and industrial institution or- 
ganized under the educational statutes of the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts to promote the general economic advance- 
ment and welfare of New England, and, 

Whereas, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the 
State of Maine have already erected permanent exhibition 
buildings on the grounds of the said Eastern States Ex- 
position at Springfield to present their agricultural, natural 
and industrial resources, and, 

Whereas, other states of the New England group have well 
defined movements under way to take advantage of a similar 
opportunity, be it therefore 



1927] Chapters 161, 162 183 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the governor be and is hereby authorized to appoint 
a special committee of five members representing the agricul- 
tural, commercial, educational, industrial and recreational in- 
terests of New Hampshire to investigate and report to the 
next legislature on a proposal to erect a New Hampshire state 
building at said Eastern States Exposition. 

[Approved March 29, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 161. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A GUARD RAILING ALONG THE 

DANGEROUS SECTION OF THE SUGAR LOAF ROAD 

IN THE TOWN OF ALEXANDRIA. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of six hundred dollars ($600) for the year 
1927 and a like sum for the year 1928 be and hereby is ap- 
propriated for the construction of a standard guard rail, under 
section 3, chapter 89 of the Public Laws, along the narrow and 
dangerous Sugar Loaf road and the deep water of Newfound 
lake in the town of Alexandria. Said sums so appropriated 
shall be expended under the direction of the state highway 
commissioner and shall be a charge upon the maintenance 
fund as provided in chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 162. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF THE COMMON AT 

HAMPTON FALLS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) be and hereby 
is appropriated for the grading and improvement of the com- 



184 Chapters 163, 164 [1927 

mon at Hampton Falls provided that a like sum be contributed 
by the town of Hampton Falls. The said sums contributed by 
the state and by the town shall be expended under the direction 
of the highway commissioner, and the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant for the same out of money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPART- 
MENT TO MAKE INVESTIGATION OF THE POSSIBILITY OF 
CONSTRUCTING A BRIDGE ACROSS THE PISCATAQUA 
RIVER, BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF DURHAM 
AND NEWINGTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the state highway department shall make a study of 
the feasibility and practicability of constructing a bridge 
across the Piscataqua river at or near the site of the old 
Piscataqua bridge, so called, at the eastern terminus of the 
First New Hampshire Turnpike between the towns of Durham 
and Newington. And it shall make a report of its findings to 
the next legislature. 

[Approved April 7, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 164. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OF THE BLACK WATER RIVER 
BRIDGE IN THE TOWN OF SEABROOK. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That a sum equal to one half the cost to repair the bridge 
over the Black Water river in the town of Seabrook, but not 
to exceed the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars ($3,500) is 
hereby appropriated, upon condition that the town of Sea- 
brook shall raise and appropriate the remainder of the sum re- 



1927] Chapters 165, 166 185 

quired for said purpose; said sum to be expended under the 
direction of the highway commissioner, and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of main- 
tenance funds designated for use by chapter 84 of the Public 
Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 165. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO REIMBURSE THE TOWN OF HANOVER FOR 

ONE HALF THE EXPENSE OF REPAIRING THE LEDYARD BRIDGE 

ACROSS THE CONNECTICUT RIVER IN SAID TOWN. 

Whereas the town of Hanover has been at great expense 
in repairing the Ledyard bridge across the Connecticut river 
in said town in order to take care of existing traffic, therefore, 
be it 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars ($6,000) be 
and the same is hereby appropriated to reimburse the town of 
Hanover for one half its expense thereof and said appropri- 
ation shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided 
by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONTINUATION OF THE IMPROVE- 
MENT OF THE MAIN ROAD LEADING FROM TYNGSBORO, 
MASSACHUSETTS, TO HUDSON VILLAGE IN THE 
TOWN OF HUDSON, ON THE EAST SIDE OF 
THE MERRIMACK RIVER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of forty-five hundred dollars ($4,500) for the 
year 1927 and a like sum for the year 1928 be and hereby is 



186 Chapters 167, 168 [1927 

appropriated, on condition that the town of Hudson appro- 
priates the same amount for each of the two years, for the 
continuation of the improvement of the main road leading 
from Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, to Hudson Village on the 
east side of the Merrimack river. Said sums appropriated by 
the state and by the town shall be expended under the direc- 
tion of the highway commissioner and the sums appropriated 
by the state shall be a charge upon the maintenance funds as 
provided in chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 167. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF REPAIRING KEARSARGE MOUN- 
TAIN ROAD IN THE TOWN OF WILMOT. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) be and the 
same is hereby appropriated for the repair of the Kearsarge 
Mountain road in the town of Wilmot for the year 1927 and a 
like amount for the year 1928. Said sums so appropriated to 
be expended under the direction of the state highway com- 
missioner, and shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as 
provided under chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 168. 



joint resolution FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE ROAD LEAD- 
ING FROM THE VILLAGE OF RUMNEY TO STINSON LAKE, 
IN THE TOWN OF RUMNEY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the year 
1927 and a like sum for the year 1928, be and hereby is ap- 
propriated, on condition that the town of Rumney appropriates 
one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each of the two years for 



1927] Chapters 169, 170 187 

the improvement of the road leading from the village of 
Rumney to Stinson lake. Said sums appropriated by the state 
and by the town shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner and the sums appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided 
in chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 169. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT OF A 
SECTION OP THE MAIN HIGHWAY LEADING FROM WILTON 
TO GREENVILLE, FOLLOWING THE SOUHEGAN RIVER VALLEY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the 
year 1927 and a like sum for the year 1928 be and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the permanent improvement of a sec- 
tion of the main highway leading from Wilton to Greenville, 
following the Souhegan river valley, provided that the town of 
Wilton appropriates a like amount for each of the two years, 
the same to be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner, and the sums appropriated by the state shall be 
a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided by chapter 
84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 170. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT OF THE 

MAIN HIGHWAY LEADING FROM THE CENTRAL TRUNK 

LINE TO THE SUNCOOK-OSSIPEE ROAD IN THE 

TOWN OF CHICHESTER. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the year 
1927 and a like sum for the year 1928 be and hereby is appro- 
priated for the permanent improvement of the main highway 



188 Chapters 171, 172 [1927 

leading from the Central trunk line, past the Chichester post 
office to the Suncook-Ossipee road in the town of Chichester, 
provided that the town of Chichester appropriates one 
thousand dollars ($1,000) for each of the two years. The said 
sums appropriated by the state and town shall be expended 
under the direction of the highway commissioner and the sum 
appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the main- 
tenance fund as provided by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 171. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CERTAIN ROAD IN THE 
TOWN OF BROOKFIELD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of thirty-two hundred dollars ($3,200) be and 
hereby is appropriated for the year 1927 and a like sum for 
the year 1928 for the improvement of the road in the town of 
Brookfield leading from Sanbornville to Wolfeboro, provided 
said town of Brookfield shall raise and appropriate the sum of 
eight hundred dollars ($800) for each of said years for the 
same purpose. Said sums appropriated by the state and by 
the town shall be expended under the direction of the highway 
commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state shall be 
a charge upon the maintenance funds as provided by sections 
10, 11 and 12, chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 172. 



joint RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CONTINUING THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF A HIGHWAY IN THE CITY OF LACONIA, AS 
PROVIDED FOR IN CHAPTER 77, LAWS OF 1925. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of seventeen hundred fifty dollars be appro- 
priated by the state upon condition that the city of Laconia 



1927] Chapters 173, 174 189 

appropriates a like sum for continuing the construction of the 
highway in the city of Laconia leading from Oak street to the 
Laconia State School. Said highway shall be constructed under 
the supervision of the state highway department; said seven- 
teen hundred fifty dollars shall be available for the fiscal year 
ending June 30, 1928, and the said sum appropriated by the 
state shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided 
by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 173. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONTINUATION AND COMPLETION OF 

IMPROVEMENT OF THE MAIN ROAD IN THE TOWN OF 

TAMWORTH FROM WHITTIER TO CHOCORUA. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000) for the 
year 1927, and a like sum for the year 1928, be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for the continuation and completion of 
the permanent improvement of the main road in the town of 
Tamworth, leading from the Ossipee-Meredith road at Whit- 
tier to the East Side road at Chocorua, provided that the town 
of Tamworth appropriates two thousand dollars ($2,000) for 
each of the two years. The said sums to be expended under 
the direction of the highway commissioner and the sums ap- 
propriated by the state shall be a charge upon the main- 
tenance fund as provided by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 174. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE MAINTENANCE OP THE ARTHUR E. 
POOLE MEMORIAL ROAD IN THE TOWN OF JAFFREY, 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred dollars ($100) for the year 
1927 and a like sum for the year 1928 hereby is appropriated 



190 Chapters 175, 176 [1927 

for the maintenance of the Arthur E. Poole Memorial road so 
called in the town of Jaffrey, said road leading from the Jaf- 
frey-Dublin road to the Monadnock State Forest Reservation. 
The sums so appropriated shall be expended under the direc- 
tion of the state highway commissioner and be a charge upon 
the maintenance funds as provided by sections 10 and 11, chap- 
ter 84 of the Public Laws. ' 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 175. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PERMANENT CONSTRUCTION OF A 
CERTAIN HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF JEFFERSON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of fifty-one hundred dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for the permanent construction and 
improvement of the road in the town of Jefferson, known as 
Cherry Mountain and River road leading from Carroll town 
line to the Gorham Hill road so called, near Bowman's, for 
each of the years 1927 and 1928, provided said town of Jeffer- 
son shall appropriate a like sum for each of the said years. 
The said sums shall be expended under the direction of the 
highway commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided by 
chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 176. 



JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF A HIGHWAY IN THE TOWNS OF BATH, LANDAFF 
AND EASTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of six thousand dollars ($6,000) be and here- 
by is appropriated for the construction of that part of the 
highway known as the Lost River road beginning in Swift- 



1927] Chapters 177, 178 191 

water so called, in the town of Bath where the said Lost River 
road joins the highway leading from Swiftwater to Benton 
and running from Swiftwater through Bath, Landaff and into 
the town of Easton to the present state highway leading from 
Lost River to Woodstock, provided that the towns of Bath, 
Landaff and Easton appropriate the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars ($1,500) to pay for part of the construction of said 
highway, apportioned as follows: Landaff $750, Bath $500 
and Easton $250. Said sums to be expended under the direc- 
tion of the highway commissioner and the sum appropriated 
by the state shall be a charge upon the maintenance fund as 
provided by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 177. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE PRISON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) is hereby 
appropriated to make repairs and improvements on the shaft- 
ing in the shop at the state prison, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. The amount so 
appropriated shall be immediately available. 

[Approved April 12, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 178. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CALLING OF A CONSTITU- 
TIONAL CONVENTION. 

Resolved by the Se7iate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the officers of the towns and cities of this state who 
are by law required to warn meetings for the election of state 
senators shall expressly insert in the warrants calling a meet- 
ing for the next election of senators an article which shall 



192 Chapters 179, 180 [1927 

provide for taking the sense of the qualified voters of the state 
on the subject of a revision of the constitution during the 
year 1929; and the secretary of state shall so prepare the 
ballots which shall be used at said election that an oppor- 
tunity shall be given for an expression of the sense of the 
voters upon the question. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 179. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CHANGES IN MARY LYON HALL 
AT THE PLYMOUTH NORMAL SCHOOL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) be, and 
hereby is, raised and appropriated for the remodeling of dining 
room and service departments in Mary Lyon Hall at the nor- 
mal school at Plymouth, for the providing of suitable furnish- 
ings therefor, and for such alterations of other buildings as 
may be necessary thereto ; said sum to be expended under the 
direction of the state board of education with the approval of 
the governor and council. The governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrants for said sum on any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 180. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE H. ELLIOTT TO REIM- 
BURSE HIM FOR EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF AN ACCIDENT 
SUFFERED BY HIM WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF 
HIS DUTIES AS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE STATE 
HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of five hundred fifty-nine dollars and twenty- 
five cents ($559.25) be allowed and paid to George H. Elliott 



1927] Chapters 181, 182 193 

for expenses arising out of an accident suffered by him while 
in the performance of his duties as an employee of the state 
highway department on or about August 5, 1925, and that said 
sum be made a charge upon the state-aid maintenance fund for 
highways. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 181. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ONSLOW ROSS OF TAMWORTH FOR 

INJURIES RECEIVED WHILE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS 

DUTIES AS AN EMPLOYEE ON THE HIGHWAY. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of seven hundred dollars ($700) be allowed 
Onslow Ross of Tamworth for injuries received while in the 
performance of his duties as an employee on the highway that 
was being constructed jointly by the state of New Hampshire 
and the town of Tamworth, and that said sum be made a 
charge upon the state-aid maintenance fund for highways. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 182. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF THE 
DANIEL WEBSTER BIRTHPLACE IN THE CITY OF FRANKLIN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and hereby 
is appropriated for the repair and improvement of the build- 
ings and improvement of the farm known as the Webster 
Birthplace in the city of Franklin and for the maintenance of 
the same, 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, 1927.] ■ 



194 Chapters 183, 184 [1927 

CHAPTER 183. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THE 
DIGEST OF THE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of eleven thousand and five hundred dollars 
($11,500) be and hereby is appropriated for the editing and 
publication of the Digest of the Decisions of the Supreme 
Court, contracted for by the governor and council in 1913 ; and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said 
sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 184. 



JOINT RESOLUTION TO COMPLETE THE CONSTRUCTION OF A HIGH- 
V^AY IN THE TOWNS OF DUMMER AND MILAN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the town 
of Dummer and the sum of five hundred dollars ($500) for the 
town of Milan for the year 1927 and like amounts for the year 
1928 be and hereby are appropriated, provided that the towns 
of Dummer and Milan, or individuals, shall each appropriate 
like sums for each of the said years, to complete the permanent 
construction of a section of highway in the towns of Dummer 
and Milan, located on the highway leading from the East Side 
road at Pontook Falls, in the town of Dummer, tO West Milan, 
in the town of Milan. Said section is a cut-off beginning at a 
point about two thousand feet from the so-called East Side 
road and extending approximately eight thousand five hundred 
feet through the woods on the south of the old highway and 
coming into the old highway about two hundred feet from the 
road to Milan Village. The said sums appropriated by the 
state and said towns, or individuals, shall be expended under 
the direction of the highway commissioner, it being understood 



1927] Chapters 185, 186 195 

that the towns of Dummer and Milan have laid out said high- 
way and have assumed all land damages, and the sums appro- 
priated by the state shall be a charge upon the maintenance 
fund as provided by chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 13, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 185. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE CANDIA ROAD 

LEADING FROM CANDIA LINE TO DEERFIELD SOUTH ROAD 

IN THE TOWN OF DEERFIELD. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000) for the year 
1927 and a like sum for the year 1928 be and hereby is appro- 
priated on condition the town of Deerfield appropriates five 
hundred dollars ($500) for each of the two years for the im- 
provement of the Candia road, so called, leading from Candia 
line to Deerfield South road in the town of Deerfield. Said 
sums appropriated by the state and by the town shall be ex- 
pended under the direction of the highway commissioner and 
the sums appropriated by the state shall be a charge upon the 
maintenance funds as provided by chapter 84 of the Public 
Laws. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 186. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT OF THE 

ROAD IN MEREDITH LEADING FROM NEW HAMPTON LINE 

TO MEREDITH. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) for the 
year 1927 be and hereby is appropriated for the permanent 
construction and improvement of the road in the town of 
Meredith leading from the New Hampton line to Meredith, by 



196 Chapter 187 [1927 

Wicwas House to left, down shore of Waukewan lake, out 
Waukewan street to Daniel Webster Highway, Main street, in 
Meredith, provided that the town of Meredith shall appro- 
priate a like amount. The sums appropriated by the state and 
by the town shall be expended under the direction of the high- 
way commissioner, and the sum appropriated by the state shall 
be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided under 
chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 187. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN AID OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' 

ASSOCIATION. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars be and hereby is ap- 
propriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1928, and the 
same amount for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929, for the 
purpose of paying for the upkeep and maintenance of the 
grounds and buildings on the property of said New Hampshire 
Veterans' Association at The Weirs, said appropriation 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 said 
sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 188, 189 197 

CHAPTER 188. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR RECONSTRUCTION, ADDITIONS AND IM- 
PROVEMENTS AT THE STATE HOSPITAL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Re'presentatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000) 
be and the same is hereby appropriated for reconstruction, ad- 
ditions and improvements at the state hospital as follows : To 
reimburse the maintenance account for money expended in 
resetting the east battery of boilers in the heating plant, fifteen 
thousand dollars ($15,000) ; to purchase and install machinery 
for use in the laundry, twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) . The 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants for said 
sums on any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 189. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 

SANATORIUM. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of eight thousand one hundred dollars 
($8,100) be and the same is hereby appropriated for the New 
Hampshire State Sanatorium, to be expended, under the 
direction of the trustees of said institution, in accord with 
plans and specifications to be approved by the governor and 
council for the following purposes : The sum of not exceeding 
six thousand dollars ($6,000) for changing the steam system 
and resetting boilers; the sum of not exceeding twenty-one 
hundred dollars ($2,100) for the purchase of the French 
Place, so called. The governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for said sums. 

That the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) be and 
hereby is appropriated for the improvement of the highway 
leading from Glenclifi" station to the New Hampshire State 
Sanatorium, said sum so appropriated shall be expended under 



198 Chapters 190, 191 [1927 

the direction of the highway commissioner and shall be a 
charge upon the maintenance fund as provided by chapter 84 
of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 190. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE 

SANATORIUM. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the following sum amounting to ten thousand dollars 
($10,000) be and hereby is appropriated for the New Hamp- 
shire State Sanatorium, to be expended in accordance with 
plans and specifications to be approved by the governor and 
council ; said sums to be expended under the direction of the 
trustees of said institution for the construction and furnishing 
of a house for the superintendent of said institution. The 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said 
sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 191. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GIRLS' COTTAGE 
AT THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of $50,000 be and the same is hereby appro- 
priated for the construction of a girls' cottage at the Industrial 
School at Manchester. The governor and council are hereby 
authorized to contract for said construction and the governor 
is authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. The trus- 
tees of the Industrial School with the approval of the governor 
and council, are authorized to equip and furnish said cottage 



1927] Chapter 191 199 

out of any funds that may be available for that purpose in the 
treasury to the credit of the Industrial School. 

The governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the state treasurer is 
hereby authorized under the direction of the governor and 
council, to borrow, upon the credit of the state, such further 
sums or the whole (not exceeding in all fifty thousand dollars) , 
as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of this resolu- 
tion, and, for that purpose, may issue bonds or notes in the 
name and on behalf of the state, at the lowest rate of interest 
obtainable, in such form and in such denominations, and at 
such time or times as the governor and council may determine. 
Such bonds shall be designated New Hampshire Industrial 
School Bonds and shall be signed by the treasurer and coun- 
tersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a pledge of the 
faith and credit of the state. The secretary of state shall keep 
an account of all such bonds and notes countersigned by the 
governor showing the number and amount of each bond or 
note, the time of countersigning, the time when payable, and 
the date of delivery to the state treasurer. The treasurer shall 
keep an account of each bond and 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 by direction of the governor and council, in such manner 
as they may determine to be most advantageous to the state, 
but no bonds shall be sold for less than their par value. 

The governor shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer 
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. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



200 Chapter 192 [1927 

CHAPTER 192. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF 
AN ARMORY IN THE CITY OF LACONIA. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) be and 
the same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of construct- 
ing and equipping an armory in the city of Laconia ; provided 
that said city deed to the state of New Hampshire a suitable 
site therefor. The governor, one member of the council to be 
named by the governor, and the adjutant-general are hereby 
authorized to approve said site and make all necessary con- 
tracts for plans of construction for the completion and equip- 
ment of said armory, said sum to be expended under their 
direction. 

The governor, with the advice and consent of the council, is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant on any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the state treasurer 
is hereby authorized under the direction of the governor and 
council, to borrow, upon the credit of the state, such further 
sums or the whole (not exceeding in all sixty thousand 
dollars), as may be necessary, to carry out the provisions of 
this resolution, and, for that purpose, may issue bonds or notes 
in the name and on behalf of the state, at the lowest rate of 
interest obtainable, in such form and in such denominations, 
and at such time or times as the governor and council may 
determine. Such bonds shall be designated Laconia New 
Hampshire Armory Bonds and shall be signed by the treasurer 
and countersigned by the governor and shall be deemed a 
pledge of the faith and credit of the state. The secretary of 
state shall keep an account of all such bonds and notes counter- 
signed by the governor, showing the number and amount of 
each bond or note, the time of countersigning, the time when 
payable, and the date of delivery to the state treasurer. The 
treasurer shall keep an account of each bond and 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 by direction of the governor and council, in such 
manner as they may determine to be most advantageous to 



1927] Chapters 193, 194 201 

the state, but no bonds shall be sold for less than their par 
value. 

The governor shall draw his warrant on the state treasurer 
for the amounts that may be or become due from time to time 
under the contracts. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 193. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE COMPLETION OF A ROAD LEADING 
THROUGH MADISON TO THE ALBANY TOWN LINE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) for the 
year 1927 be and hereby is appropriated on condition that the 
town of Madison appropriates one thousand dollars ($1,000) 
for the completion of the road leading through Madison to the 
Albany town line. Said sums appropriated by the state and 
by the town shall be expended under the direction of the high- 
way commissioner and the sums appropriated by the state 
shall be a charge upon the maintenance funds as provided by 
chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 194. 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RECONDITIONING OF A FARM TO 
MARKET HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF HARRINGTON. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars be and hereby 
is appropriated for the year 1927 to assist in reconditioning 
that portion of the highway leading from the state central 
highway at the Hale Place, so called, in the town of Barring- 
ton, to the Rochester town line, provided the town of Bar- 
rington shall appropriate the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, 
said sums to be expended under the direction of the highway 



202 Chapters 195, 196 [1927 

commissioner. And the sum so appropriated by the state shall 
be a charge upon the maintenance fund as provided under 
chapter 84 of the Public Laws. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 195. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF FREDERICK SOUCISE OF KEENE. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of sixty dollars be and hereby is appropriated 
to pay Frederick Soucise, of Keene for injuries sustained 
while serving in the New Hampshire National Guard on Sep- 
tember 12, 1924, 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 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JEREMIAH B. HEALY, JR. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of fifteen dollars be and the same is hereby 
allowed to Jeremiah B. Healy, Jr. for necessary expenses in- 
curred in maintaining his right to a seat in the house and that 
the governor be and hereby is authorized to draw his warrant 
for said sum out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 197, 198, 199 203 

CHAPTER 197. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ANDREW 0. MORIN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars 
($125) be and the same hereby is allowed to Andrew 0. Morin 
for necessary expenses incurred in trying to sustain his right 
to a seat in the house of representatives, and that the governor 
be and hereby is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 198. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ARTHUR H. WIGGIN. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars ($125) 
be paid to Arthur H. Wiggin for expenses incurred in main- 
taining his seat in the house of representatives, and that the 
governor be authorized to draw his warrant for said amount 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 199. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE PLACING OF MARKERS 

AND TABLETS UPON THE BATTLEFIELDS OF BENNINGTON 

AND SARATOGA. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars be and the same 
hereby is appropriated for the purpose of placing upon the 
battlefields of Bennington and Saratoga suitable markers and 
tablets commemorating the record of the New Hampshire 



204 Chapter 200 [1927 

troops in these important and decisive engagements, and the 
governor is authorized, with the consent of the council, to ap- 
point a suitable commission, who shall serve without pay 
except their reasonable expenses, to procure designs and in- 
scriptions and provide for the erection of the same with the 
approval of the governor and council, and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 200. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO AN INVESTIGATION OF THE 
BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD. 

Whereas complaint is made that the service and policies of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad are or may become inconsis- 
tent with the interest and welfare of the state ; 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the public service commission be authorized and 
directed to make immediate inquiry as to the reasonableness 
of the service now furnished by said railroad and as to the 
probable future policy or policies of such railroad in providing 
transportation. 

And if upon such inquiry or at any time before the next 
session of the legislature the public service commission should 
become convinced that further investigation is necessary for 
the protection of the state's interests, it is further resolved 
that the commission be authorized and directed to investigate 
as fully as it deems necessary all questions pertinent to the 
proper performance of the railroad's duty of transportation 
throughout the state ; and that to make such investigation the 
commission be empowered to compel the attendance of wit- 
nesses and to require the production of books and papers and 
to employ all necessary assistance. 

In case any of the existing operations or future plans of the 
railroad shall be found contrary to law or unreasonably preju- 
dicial to the interests of the state and the same are beyond the 
jurisdiction of said commission to control or restrain, it is 



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further resolved that the governor and council upon report of 
the facts by the commission be authorized and directed by the 
employment of counsel and all other lawful means to defend 
and protect the interests and rights of the state before any tri- 
bunal having jurisdiction of the controversy. 

Resolved also that, upon completion of the preliminary in- 
quiry above provided for, the commission report their findings 
therein to the legislature if then in session, otherwise to the 
governor and council. 

It is also further resolved that the sum of fifteen thousand 
dollars or so much thereof as may be necessary be and hereby 
is appropriated to meet the expense of the aforesaid inquiry, 
investigation and defense of the state's interests ; and that to 
meet such expenditure the governor be authorized to draw his 
warrant upon the treasury therefor out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 201. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A RECESS COMMISSION TO 
STUDY THE GENERAL SUBJECT OF TAX REVISION. 

Whereas the report of the special commission on bank 
taxation indicates that that subject requires some modifica- 
tions in the tax laws of the state ; and 

Whereas there is a widespread belief that the present com- 
bination of tangible property taxes is unduly burdensome to 
the farmer, the householder and some of the state's essential 
industries, and that a way should be found of distributing the 
tax burden more equitably and in a manner better calculated to 
promote the general welfare, but it is impracticable to deter- 
mine the necessity and advisability of important changes in 
the state's system of taxation during the present legislative 
session; now therefore 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened: 

That the governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, is hereby authorized and directed to appoint nine com- 
petent persons to constitute a commission for study and analy- 



206 Chapter 202 [1927 

sis of the general subject of state and municipal taxation, 
which commission shall report to the next legislature its find- 
ings and recommendations with respect to the expediency of 
revising or amending the existing tax laws or any part there- 
of, together with drafts of any bills whose enactment it may 
recommend. Such commission shall, as far as practicable, be 
so composed as to give due representation to the difi'erent sec- 
tions of the state and the different classes of taxpayers. The 
members of such commission shall serve without compensa- 
tion but shall be reimbursed for their actual expenses, and the 
commission shall have power to employ any necessary legal, 
expert, clerical and stenographic assistance, the accounts 
therefor to be approved by the governor and council. A sum, 
not to exceed twenty-five hundred dollars is hereby appro- 
priated to carry into effect the provisions hereof and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

Be it further resolved, that the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, is hereby authorized and directed to 
appoint three competent persons to constitute a commission to 
consider and report to the next legislature upon the advisabil- 
ity and feasibility of consolidating or abolishing some of the 
departments of state government. 

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 202. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GUY S. NEAL AND OTHERS. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

That Guy S. Neal, sergeant-at-arms and Frank M. Ayer, 
sergeant-at-arms, be allowed the sum of $396 each; that F. 
Earl Thayer, custodian, be allowed the sum of $352 ; that Cam- 
eron M. Empey, Ralph E. Lufkin, W. N. Plummer, Arthur A. 
Tilton, Raymond B. Lakeman, doorkeepers, be allowed the sum 
of $352 each; that Edwin P. Jones, warden, be allowed the 
sum of $352; that Frank B. Smart, assistant warden, be al- 
lowed the sum of $352 ; that Arthur E. Thompson, Patrick E. 
Ryan, Amos A. Phelps, Charles E. Wendell, Robert Davis, 
Rae S. Laraba, Frank F. Fernald, messengers, be allowed the 



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sum of $352 each ; that Kenneth F. Magoon, Paul Wyman, Eli 
Langlois, Howard M. Palfrey, Cyril J. Fretwell, pages, be al- 
lowed the sum of $220 each; that Harry H. Prey, speaker's 
page, be allow^ed the sum of $264 ; that Harrie M. Young and 
Norris H. Cotton, clerk of the house and senate, respectively, 
be allowed the sum of $300 each; that Howard H. Hamlin and 
Benjamin F. Greer, Jr., assistant clerk of the house and 
senate, respectively, be allowed the sum of $300 each; that 
Francis P. Daniels, chaplain, be allowed the sum of $352 ; that 
Elizabeth H. Sanborn, house stenographer, be allowed the sum 
of $712 ; that Bessie A. Callaghan, senate stenographer, be al- 
lowed the sum of $712 ; that Marion H. Colby, stenographer, 
be allowed the sum of $478.50 ; that Alice V. Flanders, stenog- 
rapher, be allowed the sum of $522 ; that Frances C. Barnard, 
stenographer, be allowed the sum of $478.50; that Ula M. 
Blake, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $391.50; that 
Mabel E. Shaw be allowed the sum of $391.50 ; that Evelyn S. 
Conway, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $478.50; that 
Helen M. Young, stenographer, be allowed the sum of $18 ; that 
N. C. Nelson be allowed the sum of $6 ; that Robert W. B^^'own 
(Agent), rental, be allowed the sum of $100; that Merrimack 
Realty Company be allowed the sum of $186 ; that the State 
House Department be allowed the sum of $660 ; that the Con- 
cord Evening Telegram be allowed the sum of $159,22; that 
the Monitor Patriot be allowed the sum of $376.72; that the 
Union-Leader Publishing Company be allowed the sum of 
$708.05; that the Sentinel Printing Company be allowed the 
sum of $7.36; that the Portsmouth Herald Company be 
allowed the sum of $6; that the Bektash Temple be allowed 
the sum of $52.50; that Edson C. Eastman Company be al- 
lowed the sum of $695.65 ; that Guy S. Neal be allowed the sum 
of $1.20; that the Concord Wiring and Supply Company be 
allowed the sum of $16.32 ; that Hobart Pillsbury, secretary 
of state, be allowed the sum of $192.88 ; that the Berlin Re- 
porter be allowed the sum of $.75 ; that the Nashua Telegraph 
be allowed the sum of $5.16 ; that the Foster Daily Democrat 
be allowed the sum of $10.32; that the Checker Cab Company 
be allowed the sum of $17.50; that Frank M. Ayer be allowed 
the sum of $25 ; that the Edson C. Eastman Company be al- 
lowed the sum of $72.95. 

[Approved April 15,1927.] 



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CHAPTER 203. 

NAMES CHANGED. 

From January, 1925, to January, 1927, the registers of pro- 
bate returned to the secretary of state the following changes 
of names made by the probate court : 

Rockingham County — John P. Currier to John P. Wheeler; 
Margaret E. Currier to Margaret E. Wheeler; Dorothy C. 
Stickeny to Dorothy Carter; Vera 0. Wade to Vera O. East- 
man; Roy Herbert Perkins to Roy Herbert Cutting; Theodore 
Politopoulos to Theodore N. Pullos; Jemeely Peter Sarkise to 
Jemeely Peter Hashim; Peter Sarkise to Peter Sarkise 
Hashim ; Abbie E. Cate to Abbie E. Hartford ; Joseph W. Ka- 
linsky to Joseph W. Kalens ; Ellen F. McDonough to Ellen F. 
Wilson; George Carl Brassard to George Carl Price; Perley 
C. Osborn to Perley C. Warden; Sadie M. Olson to Sadie M. 
Levesque; Jeannette E. Zimmerman to Jeannette E. Saylor; 
Frank Demarski to Frank Herman Schultz; Lillian Mary De- 
marski to Lillian Mary Schultz; Frederick Edward Ham to 
Frederick Edward Pike ; John Sidebottom to John Joseph Burk- 
hardt; William Edgar Strickland to William Edgar Welch; 
Marion R. Corthell to Marion Corthell Brown; Albert Sumner 
Eastman to Robert Deane Eastman ; Lester William Newell to 
Lester William White ; Flora M. Noyes to Flora May Gleason ; 
Burton Jenness Caswell to Junior Caswell Bartlett ; Muriel Ar- 
lene Caswell to Muriel Arlene Bartlett; Barbara May Hussey 
to Barbara May Duke ; Mary Pratt to Mary Waterhouse ; Mary 
Edith Rice to Mary Edith Pike; Octavia Durette to Octavia 
Beaudet ; William Powers to Miles Herbert Maltby, Jr. ; Arthur 
M. Coleman to Arthur Coleman Sherburne; Ralph E. Goad to 
Ralph E. Huddell; Norma A. Goad to Norma A., Huddell; 
Joseph Ovide Chapdelaine to Joseph Ovide Belanger; Lillian 
Adeline Manning to Ruby May Otis. 

Strafford County — Vivian G. Gregoire to Vivian G. Bickf ord ; 
Helen Palardy to Beulah Ellen Locke; Harold Franklin Dorr 
to Harold Franklin Roberts; Peter Pappas to Peter Adamo- 
poulos ; Rita Millette to Bettey W. Nutter ; Sadie Helen Brown 
to Helen Louise Scott ; Russell Theodore Ham to Theodore Rus- 
sell Therrien ; Mescal Louise Shupe to Mescal Louise Robinson ; 
James Warrington Bryson to James Rowland Bryson ; Barbara 
Palm to Barbara Ruth Nason; Mathias Christopoulos to 



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Mathias Brown ; Katherine Christopoulos to Katherine Brown ; 
Bernice Brown to Bernice Bassett; Lester Gordon Stickney to 
Lester Irving' Piper; Rachel Louise Rowe to Rachel Martha 
Shaw; Dora Andreanopoulos to Dora Papageorge; Florence 0. 
Perkins to Martha Florence Osborne ; Mary E. Burley to Mary 
E. Sterling; Eugene Driscoll to Eugene Mclntire; Marylon Ar- 
lena Harrell to Marylon Arlena Twombly. 

Belknap County — Ola M. London to Ola M. Ash; Ernest 
Grant to Robert Stuart Foster (adpt.) ; Kenneth Grant to Ken- 
neth James Foster (adpt.) ; Meredith Everett Chase to Fred- 
erick James Terrill (adpt.) ; Florence L. Baxter to Florence 
Baxter Rowe ; NelHe May Lessard to Nelhe May Skinner ; Wil- 
liam H. Haskell to Edward William Fogg (adpt.) ; Norma 
Bowlby to Norma Trowbridge (adpt.) ; Christine Louise Coffin 
to Christine Louise Sanborn (adpt.) ; Bernice Delphia Therrian 
to Bernice Delphia Eryou ; Howard Robert Macintosh to How- 
ard Robert Lyman (adpt.) ; Eleanor Bailey to Eleanor B. 
Shepard; Robert Densmore to Robert Densmore Smith (adpt.) ; 
John Turgeon to Lionel Corno (adpt.) ; Ethel F. King to Ethel 
King Cross; Willard Aulcott Snow to Willard Aulcott Jessup 
(adpt.) ; Guennlyn Weeks Smith to Guennlyn Simpson (adpt.) ; 
Charlotte May Ford to Charlotte May McLane (adpt.) ; Dorene 
Evelyn Chase to Dorene Evelyn Batchelder (adpt.) ; Charlie 
Nicholas Peter to George Nicholas Peter; Joan Eastman to 
Dorothy Joan Fields (adpt.). 

Carroll County — Frances Avery to Frances Thurston ; Filene 

M. Eastman to Filene M. Moody; Warner to Arline 

Ruth Bodge ; Olive Margary Stetson to Olive Margary Merrill. 

Merrimack County — Alvin Bachelder Edmunds to Alvin 
Craig Edmunds ; Peter John to Peter Kreshpani ; John Gunnion 
to Melvin Heartz; Florence M. Corriveau to Florence M. Le- 
roux; Marion Baratelli to Marion Baratelli Lancisi; Sylvia 
Dennerly to Lillian Brown; Doris L. Mozroll to Doris L. Cur- 
rier; Addie Maria Dearborn to Dorothy Adelaide Dearborn; 
Zelma Cleola Smith to Zelma Cleola Baillie; Eva Mae Haines 
to Evelyn Mae Haines ; Mildred L. Randall to Jean Laska Ran- 
dall ; James Pano Anastas to Gure Pano ; Ella Augusta Holmes 
to Helen Eastman Holmes; Laura Kathleen Johnson to Laura 
Kathleen Porter; Clara I. Brown to Clara I. Tuttle; Carrie V. 
Osgood to Carrie V. Willard; Esther S. Nelson to Esther S. 
Eastman ; Dorothy Fay Woods to Dorothy Fay Fosberg ; Cath- 



210 Chapter 203 [1927 

erine Quimby to Catherine Quimby Taylor; Eugene Guevin to 
Joseph Wilfred Robert Raymond; Charlotte Mary Lashua to 
Charlotte Mary Daniell; DeHna Duvernay to Mary Dorothy 
Delina Raymond ; Gertrude M. Sanborn to Evelyn M. Vadney ; 
Hazel Ellen Sanborn to Hazel Ellen Lessard ; Phyhs Mae Prince 
to Phylis Mae Cross; Constance Louise Hazelton to Constance 
Louise Hill; Henry M. Bessette, Jr. to Henry Thorp Corson; 
Helen Irene Black to Agnes Irene Cheney; Florence Elizabeth 
Clarke to Florence Elizabeth Grant; Kathleen Mackay to 
Sarah Elizabeth Weed ; Irene Mary Foskett to Irene Foskett 
Fowler; Constance Riel to Constance Riel Poliquin; William 
Place to John Brenton Bare; Donald Robert Bird to Duane 
Bruce Rockwell ; Hazel Lillian Madeline Tibbetts to Hazel Lil- 
lian Madeline McClintock; Margaret Fitzgerald to Sherlie 
Burt Brown; James Edward Venette to Paul Parker Metcalf ; 
Joseph Raymond Bonin to Raymond Ordway; Ralph George 

Nokes to Ralph George Gallagher; Knowlton to Fay 

Knowlton ; Roger Donald Knapp to Robert Daniel Caverly ; 
Rose Labrecque to Laura Frances Murphy. 

Hillsborough County — Robert E. Chagnon to Robert E. 
Cleary ; Phyllis May Dunbar to Muriel Hazel Goodwin ; William 
Dewey to William M. Stratton; Phrosene Siomas to Phrosene 
Bitos; Henry Armond to Henry Armond Belisle; Lillian Bun- 
ton to Lillian Whitehead; Demetrius Hatzigoga to Demetrius 
Arthur Koutsonikas ; George Crosby to Robert Charles Larmy ; 
Joseph Arthur to Joseph Arthur Cronin; William H. Connor 
to William H. Northrup; Paul Cross Kidder to Paul Cross; 
Muriel Anne Hodgman to Harriet Florence Ames ; Lillian Ger- 
trude Morton to Lillian Morton Haselton ; Agnes Rose to Agnes 
Rose Juneau ; Pauline M. Russell to Pauline L. Fontaine ; Mary 
P. Fortin to Mary H. Sheldon ; Paul Schellinger to Paul David 
Cochran; Marguerite Therese Soucy to Theresa Fournier; 
Gloria Mitchell to Gloria Belisle ; George Alfred Leavitt to 
George Alfred DeMontigny; Paul Eugene Leavitt to Paul 
Eugene DeMontigny; Glenna Juanita Haselton to Barbara 
Helen Patch ; Beulah A. Staples to Elaine Boulton ; Harry Fer- 
guson to Barr Smith ; Efthemios A. Kassraras to Ef themios A. 
Adamopoulos; Beatrice Owens to Beatrice Owens Menter; 
Lawrence E, Avery to Lawrence Avery Hawkins ; Lillian Ga- 
briel to Lillian Gabriel Moritts; June Maden Estes to June 
Maden Carrier; John Leslie Estes to John Leslie Carrier; 



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Emma Blanchard to Emma Woodard ; Fred G. Scott to Edward 
Frederick Schroeder ; Everett William Lyon to Everett William 
Linscott; Ralph Warren to Ralph Warren Strong; Robert 
Daniel Peach to Robert Daniel Atkinson ; Paul Gerald Gogas to 
Paul Gerald Fletcher; Ernest James Gogas to Ernest James 
Fletcher; Ethel Grace Gordon to Marie Caroline Prud'homme; 
Ruth Joyce Fisher to Ruth Joyce Seaver; Eileen Goodwin to 
Rosalie Laflotte; Dorothy Belle Peach to Dorothy Belle Dun- 
can ; William Frank Peach to Arthur William Duncan ; Dorothy 
E, Grant to Dorothy Grant Young; Edward Albert Smith to 
Edward Albert Hock; Constance Ide to Constance Brailey; 
Bernice Hardy to Bernice Elizabeth Greene; David J. Hum- 
phrey to Arthur Lemuel Whitney; Marie Margaret Duffy to 
Marie Margaret Farrell; Alfred Couture to Alfred Miller; 
Evelyn May Griffith to Evelyn Mabel Aldridge ; Vernon Howard 
Chase to Vernon Howard Baker; Josephine Merrill to Jose- 
phine Stratton; John F. Pratt to John F. Sheehan; Louise 
Rhoades to Louise Ellingsworth ; Joseph Eugene Landry to 
Joseph Eugene Boisvert; John Kubiszyn to John Joseph 
Kerby; Leith Darwin Manning to Leith Darwin Gerrish; 
Edith Soulakiotis to Edith Otis; George Soulakiotis to George 
Otis; Alexander Joseph Simon to Alexander Simon Malouf; 
Helen G. Atherton to Helen F. Greeley; Oliva Boisvert to Oli- 
ver J. Boisvert; Bridget A. Shea to Bridget A. Blake; Hazel 
May Dowling to Hazel May Little ; Bessie Lue Cottrell to Bes- 
sie Lue Cleveland ; Darila Basil Dupuis to Fred Dupuis ; Luella 
M, Flagg to Doris M. Flagg ; Iva F. Lenz to Iva F. Jennings ; 
Dionysios D. Grimoutes to Daniel D. Grimes; Paraskeve Ma- 
nouras to Paraskeve Coustas ; Gertrude Frances Marsh to Ger- 
trude Frances Towne ; Clara Belle Eaton to Clara Belle Rowell ; 
Margaret E. Hamblett to Margaret E. Davis; Charles Irving 
Harvey to Charles Irving Pentland ; Dikran Harry Manissad- 
jian to Dicran Harry Manis; Margaret Swart to Margaret Bea- 
son Swart; Elizabeth McQuesten to Elizabeth Swart McQues- 
ten; William Lebel to William Cameron; Albert Starrett to 
Thomas Robert Starrett; Toivo Edward Liimatainen to Toivo 
Edward Layman; Kalle Liimatainen to Charles Layman; 
Michael Akstulewiz to Michael Akstull; Edward P. York to 
Olio P. York. 

Cheshire County — Harold Lloyd Hayes to Harold Francis 
Peterson; Catherine Orr Bixby to Catherine Orr Sweeney; 



212 Chapter 203 [1927 

Jennie L. Bowen to Jennie L. Wheeler; Llewellyn Harrington 
to Llewellyn LaPage ; Alice May Watson to Alice May Barker ; 
Roger Oilman Wheeler to John Wilson Wheeler; Melvin Ber- 
nard Tyo to Wallace Elwin Tyo; Dorothy Louise Shufelt to 
Dorothy Louise Johnson ; Amos Fontaine Eola to Arthur Amos 
Parttinaa ; Christine Parker Clark to Christine Gladys Parker ; 
Addie E, Church to Addie E. Chadwick; James Hayward 
Batchelder to Peter Hayward Batchelder ; Luigi Barbarossa to 
Luigi Barbarossa Quintillio; Tulio Barbarossa to Tulio Bar- 
barossa Quintillio ; Palmina Barbarossa to Palmina Barbarossa 
Quintillio ; Angelo Barbarossa to Angelo Barbarossa Quintillio ; 
Delia Louise Heard to Delia Louise Crafts; Harold W. Brown 
to Fred A. Prescott; Hillgard June MacLean to Harriet June 
Prescott ; Charles Henry Jelley to Charles Henry Curtis ; Ruth 
Murray to Ruth Harris ; Florence Lillian Richardson to Gladys 
Lillian Lewis ; Ilene Erva Merrill to Ilene Erva Pasno ; Beatrice 
Eliza Stone to Beatrice Ehza Wixson ; NelHe M. Blazo to Nellie 
M. Cunningham; Irene Campbell to Lilhan Irene Rollinson; 
Ethel Gertrude Holcomb to Josephine Helen Holcomb; Horace 
Joseph Holcomb to Joseph Horace Holcomb; Francis Temple 
Tweedy James to Alexander Robertson James ; Elsie Shelley to 
Elsie M. McCoy. 

Sullivan County — Richard Arthur Gordan to Richard Arthur 
Howe; Priscilla Hope Aldworth to Idella Marie Martin; Hilda 
M. Roys or Royce to Hilda M. Wallace ; George Louis Hamel to 
George Louis Franco ; Martha Miller to Martha Miller Zeriadki ; 
Ernest C. Gonyea to Raymond Edmund Lamare. 

Grafton County — Clarence Rodney Ashford to Clarence Rod- 
ney Daniels ; Alice F. Banfill to Alice F. Fellows ; Mary B. Bel- 
ford to Mary B. Cordon ; Alfa May Brackett to Alfa Brackett 
Guyer; Preston Clark to Gordon Benjamin Willis; Lorraine E. 
Dimick to Lyle Elizabeth Welch ; Ella M. Dodge to Ella M. Sil- 
ver ; Sylvia Eunice Dustin to Sylvia Eunice Dustin ; Raymond 
Edmund Fillion to Raymond Edmund Fillion ; Maxine Fournier 
to Maxine Fournier; Marjorie V. Howland to Marjorie V. Paro; 
Bertha G. King to Bertha G. Smith ; Nina Berl LaBelle to Nina 
Bell Killam; Sylvia Marcroft to Sylvia Warner; Raymond C. 
Paige to Raymond C. Williams; Robert Arthur Paige to Robert 
Arthur Williams ; Emile Paquett to Joseph P. Paquett ; Helen 
M. Valia to Helen Marr Sulloway; Roderick Pike Whiting to 
Roderick WilUam Ewen; Una Marion Abbott to Una Marion 



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Abbott; Eva Brown to Eva Elizabeth O'Connor; Richard A. 
Burpee to Richard A. Bowles; Ethel May Brown to Grace 
Elizabeth Casteels ; Patricia C. Gilpatric to Patricia C. Jenness ; 
Donald R. Jordan to Donald R. Jordon; Reginald Chase Leach 
to Reginald Chase Corey; Norma Mitton to Norma Mitton 
Flodin; Claudia Mitton to Claudia Mitton Flodin; Theresa 
Parent to Theresa Parent; Curtis Wright to Curtis Wicker- 
sham Wright ; Violet Wright to Violet Bundy. 

Coos County — John Walter Hynes to Walter John Hynes; 
Albert Lidstone to Albert Powers; Mary Louise Chapman to 
Rachel Louise Barbour; Stewart Albert Hamilton to Raymond 
Perreault; Frances May Gall to Frances May Hayes; Ellen 
Florence Thomas to Ellen Florence McCarthy; Emile Richard 
to Richard Lambert; Joseph Leopold Levesque to Thomas 
Leopold Levesque; Kedah G. Small to Kedah G. Evans; Doro- 
thy R. Dutton to Dorothy R. Cotnoir ; Victor Demers to Victor 
Miller ; Marion Boyce to Marion Mansfield ; Child of Dorothy 
L. Gale to Helen Ruth Carter; Frances Violet Bryan to Fran- 
ces Violet Noyes ; Barbara Warfield to Barbara Willis ; Poisson 
Antonia to Antonia Dussault ; David Haynes to David Haynes 
Crockett; George L. Knapp to George L. Hilliard; John War- 
ren Crowley to John Warren Halloway; Bertha R. Keough to 
Bertha R. Trask; Theresa Boisvert to Pauline Hamel ; John 
Henry Roberts to John Powell ; Bernard Lynaugh to Bernard 
Wilson. 



From January, 1925, to January, 1927, the registers of pro- 
bate returned to the secretary of state the following changes 
of names made by the superior court in divorce proceedings : 

Rockingham County — Victoria M. Morris to Victoria M. 
Moody; Mildred G. Goodrich to Julia A. Davidson; Mary A. 
Houde to Mary A. Ryan ; Florence E. Blair to Florence E. 
Hartford; Eva M. Johnson to Eva M. Erickson; Gladys L 
Chase to Gladys I. Hoolock; Alice Enire to Ahce M. Bobbins; 
Louise D. Henderson to Louise D. Annis; Bernice M. Horton 
to Bernice M. Mason ; Frances E. DeVeau Pevear to Frances E. 
DeVeau ; Nellie G. Robinson to NelHe G. Ross ; Jennie E. Gove 
to Jennie E. Gordan ; Frances Louise Carr O'Connor to Frances 
Louise Carr; Ethel M. Hamblett to Ethel M. Ray; Annie M. 
Hall to Annie M. Hersey ; Elizabeth H. Stevens to Elizabeth H. 



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Severance ; Stella Biancki to Stella Lougee ; Gladys T. Kimball 
to Gladys T. Coleman; Annie T. Nudd to Annie T. Coleman; 
Marion Cooley to Marion Tibbets ; Ora J. St. Clair to Ora Spin- 
ney ; Jessie J. Simonelli to Jessie J. Cole ; Marion J. Hepworth 
to Marion J. George; Constance Williford to Constance Whit- 
tier. 

Strafford County — Jennie M. Walton to Jennie May Foss; 
Avis L. Morrill to Avis L. Shumway; Marie E. Stanley to 
Marie E. St. Peter; Ruth A. Babbitt to Ruth Ehzabeth Allen; 
Florence C. Marcotte to Florence C. Mulligan; Alice M. Can- 
ney to Alice M. Brownell. 

Belknap County — Hattie E. Hayward to Hattie E. Ingram; 
Agnes H. Buffington to Agnes H. Coburn; Leranda A. Adams 
to Leranda A. Fox; Bertha G. Olsen to Bertha G. Bacon; 
NeUie M. Roberts Gleason to Nellie M. Roberts; Velzora F. 
Brooks to Velzora F. Wallett ; Catherine M. Amazeen to Cath- 
erine T. Clough. 

Carroll County — Priscilla E. Thompson to Priscilla E. Willey ; 
Hattie B. Reid to Hattie B. Estes ; Charlotte H. Ames to Char- 
lotte Hoag. 

Merrimack County — Marie S. Parshley to Marie S. Houle; 
Elsie Viola Bishop to Elsie Viola Parsons ; Nora Gillespie Kelly 
to Nora Gillespie; Rose A. Roy to Rose A. Dorval; Eva M. 
Cloutier to Eva M. Leblanc; Maude Helen G. Lucier to Maud 
Helen Goodwin ; Eliza M. Stevens to Eliza M. Sweet ; Mildred F. 
Hayes to Mildred Irene Flint; Alice G. Madison to Alice G. 
Allen ; Mary M. Seaward to Mary M. Sanders ; Lottie A. Howes 
to Lottie A. Farnsworth; LaVerne H. Wallace to LaVerne H. 
Frary; Hattie M. Cummings to Hattie M. Rundlett; Arabella 
P. Mayhew to Arabella P. Dow ; Annie M. Brockway to Annie 
M. Colby; Rachel B. French to Rachel Buchanan; Cyrena B. 
Clement to Cyrena B. Woodward; Martha Jones to Bertha 
Messer; Clara H. Smith to Clara Piper; Rose B. Brill to Rose B. 
Robertson ; Minnie C. McGrath to Minnie Crane. 

Hillsborough County — Cornelia St. Germaine to Cornelia 
Hall; Marion Ardelle King Fitch to Marion Ardelle King; 
Florence M. Farrar to Florence M. Murdough; Ottilie B. Mc- 
Nally to Ottilie Bryer Drew; Rowena E. Wade to Rowena E. 
Werden; Anna Majkowski to Anna Saida; Annie K. Sansoucie 
to Annie Katherine Holt ; Geanula Kukurabas to Geanula Thao- 
haris; Ethel I. Swett to Ethel I. Brown; Doris M. Beauregard 



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to Doris M, Campbell; Anna Misiak to Anna Lula; Mary Cec- 
chini to Mary Bruno ; Mattie Whitcher to Mattie Fox ; Frances 
C. King to Frances A. S. Crowell; Annie Sapurka to Annie 
Klara Schirnack; Marguerite Blake to Marguerite Chandler;. 
Doris May Myhaver to Doris May Warren; Mathilda Keko to 
Mathilda Bussiere; Mary Lariviere to Mary Lepage; Irene A. 
LeBlanc to Irene A. Galipeau; Marjory E. Wolahan to Marjory 
E. Drew; Lida B. Dion to Lida B. Reed; Anna Dubois to Anna 
Paquette; Erma Luccille McCabe to Erma Luccille Baker; Mil- 
dred H. Miner to Mildred Smith; Harriet M. Wood to Harriet 
M. Shaw ; Lillian Marion Mahoney to Lillian Marion McGowan ; 
Ola A. Preston to Ola A. Stafford; Mabel B. Thomas to Mabel 
B. Westcott ; Lena Grassi to Lena Ouellette ; Winona P. Larose 
to Winona Prescott; Abbie E. Murphy to Abbie E. Wiggin; 
Grace J. G. Warren to Grace J. G. Moir; Lillian Dubey Bur- 
dette to Lillian Mary Dubey ; Marie H. Racette to Marie Helene 
Perrault; Bernice F. Dane to Bernice F. Lintott; Marie De- 
busschere Meersman to Marie Debusschere. 

Cheshire County — Clara M. Brady to Clara M. Chase ; Mary 
Robinson to Mary Marcotte; Josephine M. Duval to Josephine 
M. LaBier ; Edna Tenney to Edna Butler ; Ella M. Tourtellott 
to Ella M. Lincoln ; Christabel C. Whittemore to Christabel C. 
Higgins ; Alice Zecha to Alice Whitcher ; Calista Ellor to Calista 
Cloutier; Rena Gerard to Rena Bushey; Lillian W. Kibbie to 
Lillian W. Whitney. 

Sullivan County — Vina Allen Willis to Vina Allen; Irene 
Frances Grant to Irene Frances Straw; Ruth Esther Davio to 
Ruth Esther Prue; Dorothy Ellen Hatch to Dorothy Ellen 
Chamberlain; Ruth Dorothy Phelps to Ruth Dorothy Hunt; 
Anna E. Miller to Anna E. Chase; Florence Beatrice Smith to 
Florence Beatrice Morris; Hazel Edith Jones to Hazel Edith 
Dougherty ; Laurel Vane Smith to Laurel Vane Hopkins ; Juliet 
Marie Nichols to Juliet Marie Patten; Minnie Silverman to 
Minnie Blacker; Ellen Jennie Rayno to Ellen Jennie Pinard; 
Marion L, Craig to Marion L. Davis; Sadie EHzabeth McEl- 
reavy to Sadie Elizabeth Guyette; Elizabeth C. Buzzell to 
Elizabeth C. Gallup ; Sybil F. Swain to Sybil F. Marshall. 

Grafton County — Madge Lahaye to Madge Talbot; Ruth 
Marion Parker to Ruth Marion Allen; Vivian F. Gardner to 
Vivian F. Plant; Madeline A. Tupper to Madeline A. Hernon; 
Mabel C. Farrell to Mabel C. Harper; Mamie B. Sears to Mamie 



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B. Burnor; Lucile Woodward to Lucile Church; Lillian M. 
McCarthy to Lillian M. Hanson; Grace C. French to Grace C. 
Fox; Rachel Byron Gould to Rachel Maud Byron; NelHe F. 
Paige to Nellie F. Chapman ; Lora Belle Fredette to Lora Belle 
Knapp; Ivis L. MacLean to Ivis L. McLeod; NelHe J. Simpson 
to Nellie J. Wright ; Anna M. Hill to Anna M. Way ; Charlotte 
M. Johnson to Charlotte M. Mather. 

Coos County — Harriett E. Stone to Harriett E. Ball; Mary 
A. Richards to Mary A. Hovey ; Lilla E. Owen to Lilla E. Friz- 
zell; Doris Sanborn to Doris Belanger; Helen Jane Caird to 
Helen Jane Daley; Vivian C. G. Fortier to Vivian C. G. Hall; 
Ruth M. Prowell to Ruth M. Trainer ; Margaret Delena Lavoie 
to Margaret Delena Cutler; Mary E. Day to Mary E. Stahl; 
Pearl Bushnell to Pearl Dickey; Gladys Goldie Springer to 
Gladys Goldie Scalion; Inez E. lacoboni to Inez N. Eaton; 
Mertie Henderson to Mertie Eastman. 



PRIVATE ACTS 



CHAPTER 204. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE METHOD OF VOTING FOR MAINTENANCE 
OF SEWER SYSTEM IN THE TOWN OF CLAREMONT. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Claremont sewer s y s t e m, 
method of voting fur main 
tenance. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Cout^t convened: 

1. Method of Voting. Amend section 1, chapter 336 of the 
Laws of 1925 by striking out the words "That the town of 
Claremont, whenever by majority vote of the legal voters of 
said town, at a regular meeting or by a two-thirds vote at a 
duly notified special meeting of said voters," in the first three 
lines of said section and inserting in place thereof the follow- 
ing words: That the town of Claremont, whenever at a town 
meeting, so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
Section 1. That the town of Claremont, whenever at a town 
meeting it shall vote to do so, is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to purchase, construct, manage, maintain and own 
suitable main drains or common sewers in said town which it 
adjudges necessary for the public convenience and health, pro- 
vided it first submits detailed plans as to the proposed outlet 
or disposal of the sewage from said drains or sewers to the 
state board of health and secures the approval of said board; 
and for such purpose may take, purchase and hold in fee 
simple or otherwise any real or personal estate, and any rights 
therein, and any sewer rights necessary for carrying into effect 
the purposes of this act, and may excavate and dig canals and 
ditches in any street, place, square, passway, common or other 
place through which it may be deemed necessary and proper 
for building, extending and maintaining said main drains or 
common sewers, and may rebuild, relay, change, and repair 
the same at pleasure, having due regard for the safety of its 
citizens and the security of the public travel. 



218 Chapter 205 [1927 

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

[Approved February 1, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 205. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 226, LAWS OF 1887, TO 

CHANGE THE NAME OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 

DIVISION SONS OF VETERANS. 

Section I Sfxtion 

1. Change of name. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. Amend sec- 
tion 1, chapter 226 of the Laws of 1887 by striking out the 
words "Veterans of the United States of America" in the 
sixth and seventh lines of said section 1 and inserting in 
place thereof the words Union Veterans of the Civil War. 
Further amend said section by striking out the word "Veter- 
ans" in the thirteenth line thereof and inserting in place 
thereof the words Union Veterans of the Civil War, so that 
said section as amended shall read as follows: Section 1. 
Frank M. Shackford, Frank H. ChalHs, Edwin A. Badger, 
Frank E. Libby, George R. Bennette, Ernest I. Latham, Wil- 
mer S. Davis, WilHam McPherson, James H. Joyce, Charles A. 
Stevens, Ben 0. Roby, their associates and successors, be and 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
the Division of New Hampshire, Sons of Union Veterans of 
the Civil War, for the purpose and object of perpetuating the 
memories of the soldiers of the Union and their sacrifices for 
its maintenance, to aid the members of the Grand Army of the 
Republic in caring for helpless and disabled veterans and their 
widows and orphans, and to encourage the proper observance 
of Memorial Day, and also to assist needy members of the 
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; said corporation 
may sue and be sued, defend and be defended, make and have 
all by-laws and regulations which may be necessary for the 
management of affairs, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges 



1927] Chapters 206, 207 219 

and be subject to all the liabilities by law incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

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

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 206. 



AN ACT LEGALIZING THE PROCEEDINGS AT THE ANNUAL MEET- 
INGS AND ADJOURNMENTS THEREOF OF THE NORTH CON- 
WAY LIGHTING PRECINCT HELD APRIL 12, 1921, 

MAY 4, 1922, MAY 21, 1923, MAY 12, 1924, 

AND MAY 11, 1925. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. North Conway Lighting Pre- 
cinct, meetings legahzed. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. That the proceedings at the 
annual meeting and adjournments thereof of the North Con- 
way Lighting Precinct held on the following dates, viz., April 
12, 1921, May 4, 1922, May 21, 1923, May 12, 1924, May 11, 
1925, be and hereby are legalized, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12, CHAPTER 295 OF THE 
LAWS OF 1925 RELATING TO THE BETHLEHEM 
VILLAGE DISTRICT. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Bethlehem Village District, 
date of annual meeting. 

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

1. Annual Meeting. Amend section 12, chapter 295 of the 
Laws of 1925 by striking out the whole thereof and inserting 



220 Chapter 208 [1927 

in its place the following : Sect. 12. The fiscal year for the 
district shall end on the fifteenth day of February. The an- 
nual meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday in October 
beginning with the year nineteen hundred and twenty-eight, 
and the officers elected at the annual meeting held in March 
nineteen hundred twenty-seven shall continue in office until 
their successors are duly chosen and qualified. In case of the 
neglect or refusal of the commissioners to warn a meeting or 
insert an article in a warrant, or of failure to hold an annual 
meeting as herein provided, such meeting shall be called and 
warned in the same manner as in like cases in towns. 

2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect when its pro- 
visions shall have been adopted by a majority of those present 
and voting at any regular meeting of the voters of said pre- 
cinct, or at any special meeting of such voters called for the 
purpose of considering the adoption of the provisions of 
this act. 

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF SALEM TO ISSUE BONDS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Town of Salem authorized to 
issue bonds. 

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

1. Issue Authorized. That the town of Salem be author- 
ized and empowered to issue its bonds or notes in accordance 
so far as may be with the requirements of Public Laws, 
chapter 59, in an amount not exceeding forty thousand dollars, 
pursuant to the vote of March 9, 1926, of said town, to obtain 
funds to pay expenses incurred by said town in defending 
against certain tax litigation. 

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

[Approved February 8, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 209, 210 221 

CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT RELATING TO IMPROVEMENTS AT ALTON BAY. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Town of Alton autliorizcd to 
erect judge's and hand stand. 

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

1. Judge's and Band Stand. The town of Alton is hereby- 
granted the right to erect a judge's and band stand on the 
rock ledge in the water situate easterly from the old Boston 
and Main wharf so called at Alton Bay, in the town of Alton, 
provided that the said construction shall not interfere with 
navigation and shall be in accordance with plans which are 
approved by the public service commission. 

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

[Approved February 10, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 210. 



AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 245, LAWS OF 1909 RELATING TO 

SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE TOWNS OF BENNINGTON 

AND ANTRIM. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. School districts, hounds 
changed. 

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

1. School Districts, Bounds Changed. Chapter 245 of the 
Laws of 1909, an act to sever the homestead owned by Martha 
J. Baldwin and the homestead farm of Henry Harrison in the 
town of Bennington from the school district of that town and 
annex the same to the school district in the town of Antrim 
for school purposes, is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



222 Chapter 211 [1927 

CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT CREATING THE TILTON AND NORTHFIELD UNION SCHOOL 

DISTRICT. 



Skction 

5. First meeting. 

6. Other provisions. 

7. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. District created; name. 

2. Powers. 

3. Authority to take property. 

4. Members of board. 

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

1. Name. The towns of Tilton and Northfield shall con- 
stitute a single school district to be called the Tilton and 
Northfield Union School District. 

2. Powers. This union district shall have all the powers 
and perform all the duties given by law to single school dis- 
tricts, except that the selectmen of the towns shall jointly 
assess the school tax upon the ratable estates of the district 
in proportion to the part which lies in each of said towns. 

3. Authority to Take Property. Said union district shall 
take over the buildings and all other property of the school 
districts now existing in the towns of Tilton and Northfield, 
namely, Union School District No. 1 in Tilton, Northfield 
School District and Tilton School District. 

4. Members of Board. The school board of said union dis- 
trict shall consist of nine members for the first year, seven 
for the second year, six for the third year and five for the 
fourth and succeeding years and election shall be for a term 
of three years; provided, that the duly elected members of 
the school boards of Union School District No. 1 in Tilton, 
Northfield School District and Tilton School District shall con- 
tinue as members of the school board of said union, district 
until the expiration of the terms for which they have been 
elected and the school board and treasurer of each district 
shall manage the finances of such district until the end of the 
fiscal year. 

5. First Meeting. The first meeting of said union district 
shall be held April 15, 1927, and shall be warned by the school 
boards of the now existing school districts, acting as a joint 
board. 

6. Other Provisions. Except as is inconsistent herewith 



1927] Chapter 212 223 

the provisions of chapters 116 to 123, inclusive, of the PubHc 
Laws shall apply to the said union district. 

7. Takes Effect. Chapter 94 of the Laws of 1872 and all 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby re- 
pealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 212. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE FARMINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT OF 

THE TOWN OF FARMINGTON TO EXCEED ITS LIMIT 

OF BONDED INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 

2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Farmington school district 
authorized to exceed limit of 
indebtedness. 

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

1. Excess Limit for Schoolhouse. The Farmington School 
District of the town of Farmington is hereby authorized to 
incur indebtedness in an amount not exceeding sixty thousand 
dollars for the purpose of remodelling or building a high school 
house and for equipment of school buildings, said amount to 
be the limit of bonded indebtedness of said school district. 
The money so raised and appropriated shall not be included 
as a part of the debt of the town in ascertaining and fixing the 
net debt of said town under the provisions of section 7, chap- 
ter 59 of the Public Laws. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



224 Chapters 213, 214 [1927 

CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE DESTRUCTION OF UNIFORMS OF POLICE 
OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Uniforms for police of Alan- 
chester. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

1. New Uniforms Authorized. When a claim is made by a 
police officer in the city of Manchester that during the per- 
formance of his duties as such officer, and because of such 
service, his uniform has been destroyed or rendered unfit for 
further use, the said city may purchase a new uniform for said 
officer without charge to him, providing the chief of police of 
said city, after investigation, reports that the claim made is 
a just and reasonable one. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 214. 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE POWERS CONFERRED UPON THE OILMAN 
PAPER COMPANY BY CHAPTER 240, LAWS OF 1921. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter rights extended. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Charter Extended. The rights, powers, privileges and 
franchises conferred upon the Gilman Paper Company by 
chapter 240 of the Laws of 1921 in so far as it pertains to its 
undeveloped water power, are hereby re-enacted, revived and 
extended for the period of six years from the passage of this 
act. Said corporation shall be in all respects subject to supervi- 
sion by the public service commission as if incorporated under 
the general laws providing for the formation of voluntary 
corporations. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



1927] Chapter 215 225 

CHAPTER 215. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE GRAFTON POWER 

COMPANY. 

Section | Section 

1. Powers enlarged. 3. Takes efifect. 

2; Provisions of Public Laws 

apply. I 

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

1. Powers Enlarged. Chapter 243 of the Laws of 1901 as 
amended by chapter 300 of the Laws of 1903 is hereby 
amended by striking out section 5 and section 7 of said chapter 
300 of the Laws of 1903 and inserting in place thereof the 
following: Sect. 5. Said corporation is hereby authorized 
and empowered to build and maintain on its land or on land 
of another with the owner's consent a dam or dams and a 
power house or power houses and all such works and struc- 
tures in connection therewith as may be convenient and use- 
ful, on, in, upon and across the Connecticut river at any fea- 
sible location or locations, between the confluence of said river 
with the Passumpsic river, and a point in the town of Dalton 
northeasterly from and so far up said Connecticut river as 
may be and not in any way infringe upon or interfere with the 
water power developed at the dam of the Oilman Paper Com- 
pany extending across said river in the town of Dalton at a 
point opposite the village of Oilman in the town of Lunenburg, 
Vermont, and to make and maintain all such canals, penstocks, 
flumes and other works and improvements as may be con- 
venient for said objects, and to flow all such lands and other 
property as may be convenient and useful in establishing and 
operating its business; provided, however, the structures 
authorized by this act shall in no case be of such a character 
as to infringe the public right of the highway for the floating 
of logs down said river in as free and convenient a manner as 
is afl'orded by the river in its natural condition; and provided 
further that no dam shall be constructed under authority of 
this act, which shall infringe upon or interfere with any 
franchises, property or water rights now owned by the Oil- 
man Paper Company, without first procuring the consent in 
writing of said Oilman Paper Company or its successors and 
assigns. Sect. 7. Whenever it shall become necessary in the 



226 Chapter 215 [1927 

exercise of its powers for such corporation to acquire any land 
or other property or water rights, including the right to flow 
water upon or divert water from any property, and it can not 
agree with the owner thereof as to the question of public use 
and benefit or the price to be paid therefor, or whenever it 
shall become necessary in the exercise of its powers for such 
corporation to flow water upon or otherwise prevent the use 
of any highway, bridge or other property or facilities in public 
use and it can not agree with the selectmen or other public of- 
ficials having authority with reference thereto as to the 
question of public use and benefit or upon the terms for chang- 
ing the location or grade of such highway or bridge or the 
location of such other property or facilities, such corporation 
may petition the public service commission for permission to 
take such land or property or water rights, or permission to 
change the location or grade of such highway or bridge or 
the location of such other property or facilities in public use 
as may be required for the purpose. Thereupon the commis- 
sion shall upon notice to all parties in interest hear and 
determine the question of public use and benefit for the taking 
or changing of location or grade as prayed for and the com- 
pensation to be paid for any such land, property or rights so 
taken or for damages to any party suffering damage on ac- 
count of such change in location or grade, and also the terms 
for changing the location or grade of such highway or bridge 
or the location of such other property or facilities in public 
use and shall render judgment accordingly. Any party ag- 
grieved by the order of the commission awarding damages in 
such case may within sixty days after the entry of the order 
and not otherwise file in the superior court for the county 
in which said land or other property or rights or any part 
thereof may be located a petition to have the damages 
assessed by jury, upon which petition notice shall be given 
and the court shall assess such damages by jury. The com- 
mission shall charge and collect the same fees as provided by 
section 7 of chapter 244 of the Public Laws. 

2. Chapters 225 and 240 Apply. Said corporation shall 
have all the powers, privileges and immunities and shall be 
subject to all the duties, liabilities and obligations applicable 
to a business corporation organized under the provisions of 
chapter 225 of the Public Laws ; and in addition to the powers 



1927] Chapter 216 227 

specified in its charter, it may generate electric power for use 
within the state of New Hampshire or elsewhere, but said 
corporation shall not transmit any electric energy generated 
by water power in New Hampshire beyond the confines of this 
state without complying with the provisions of sections 33 
and 34 of chapter 240 of the Public Laws. Said corporation 
may issue bonds secured by mortgage on its property and may 
increase its capital stock to such amount or number of shares 
as may be approved by the public service commission, and as 
a public utility corporation shall be in all respects subject to 
the provisions of law regulating public utilities so far as 
applicable. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 216. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF CANDIA TO EXCEED ITS 
LIMIT OF INDEBTEDNESS. 

Section I Section 

1. Town of Candia authorized to 2. Takes effect, 

exceed limit of indebtedness. I 

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

1. Candia Cut-off. When the town of Candia votes to 
undertake the permanent improvement of that section of 
class I highway in said town, known as the Candia Cut-off, 
being a highway leading from Candia to Hooksett, under the 
provisions of section 15, chapter 84 of the Public Laws, said 
town is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness for the pur- 
poses of said act in amounts sufficient to complete such perma- 
nent improvement, such indebtedness not to exceed at any 
time four per cent of the last preceding valuation for the as- 
sessment of taxes on the taxable property in said town. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



228 Chapters 217, 218 [1927 

CHAPTER 217. 

AN ACT RELATING TO CERTAIN REAL ESTATE IN KEENE, NEW 

HAMPSHIRE. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Lampros property to be deeded 2. Takes effect, 

by state. | 

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

1. Lampros Property. The governor and council, on be- 
half of the state of New Hampshire, are hereby authorized, 
empowered and directed to release by quitclaim deed to Mary 
A. Lampros of Keene in the county of Cheshire, all interest, 
right or title which said state of New Hampshire has, if any, 
in and to the following described premises, to wit, a certain 
tract of land with the buildings thereon situated in the city 
of Keene, county of Cheshire and state of New Hampshire on 
the west side of Carroll street and bounded as follows, on the 
east by Carroll street, on the north by North street, on the 
west by Elm street and on the south by land now or formerly 
of Ambrose Howard. 

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

[Approved February 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 218. 



AN ACT TO RESTORE THE LISBON SCHOOL SET-OFF, SO CALLED, TO 
THE TOWN OF LYMAN. 



Section 
2. Takes efifect. 



Section 

1. Land set off for school pur- 
poses restored to Lyman. 

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

1. Land Restored to Lyman. The act whereby certain 
lands situate in the town of Lyman were set off to the town 
of Lisbon for school purposes the land affected being known 
as the Lisbon School Set-off, together with all amendments 
thereto, is hereby repealed. 



1927] Chapter 219 229 

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

[Approved February 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 219. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF NASHUA TO HOLD IN TRUST 

GRAND ARMY HALL FOR THE USE OF PATRIOTIC 

ORGANIZATIONS. 

Section I Si-xtion 

1. Nashua authorized to hold 2. Takes effect. 

Grand Army hall. | 

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

1. Grand Army Hall. The city of Nashua is authorized 
and empowered to acquire by deed of gift with such conditions 
as to when the same shall take effect as may be mutually 
agreed upon between the grantor and grantee, from the John 
G. Foster Post 7, G. A. R., the building and estate known as 
the Grand Army Hall located in said Nashua, with such photo- 
graphs, pictures or other' personal property as may be therein 
and belonging to the grantor and to hold the same in trust, 
upon the death of all but one member of said John G. Foster 
Post 7, for the purpose of maintaining said Grand Army Hall 
as a community building for the use of patriotic organizations 
located in Nashua; and to make appropriations therefor from 
time to time; the entire control and management thereof 
to be then vested in a board of trustees comprising the mayor 
of the city, one alderman elected annually, and one member 
from each of the following organizations: J. Q. A. Warren 
No. 18 Sons of Veterans, Woman's Relief Corps, Daughters of 
Veterans, Spanish War Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 
and the American Legion ; with such other stipulations in said 
deed as may be mutually satisfactory to grantor and grantee, 
in addition to or varying the foregoing, if not contrary to law. 

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

[Approved March 1, 1927.] 



230 Chapters 220, 221 [1927 

CHAPTER 220. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NEW LONDON WATER SYSTEM PRECINCT 

TO REFUND A CERTAIN LIMITED PORTION OF 

ITS BONDS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



SiXTION 

1. New London Water System 
Precinct authorized to re- 
fund bonds. 

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

1. Refund Authorized. The New London Water System 
Precinct is hereby authorized to refund each year its bonds to 
the amount of $2,000 and said refunding bonds shall be due 
and payable within a period not exceeding twenty years from 
the date of their issue. The provisions of chapter 59 of the 
Public Laws shall not apply to such refunding bonds. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 221. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DURHAM SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE 

TOWN OF DURHAM TO EXCEED ITS LIMIT OF 

BONDED INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

\. Durham School District 
authorized to exceed limit of 
indebtedness. 

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

1. Excess Limit for Schoolhouse. The Durham School 
District of the town of Durham is hereby authorized to incur 
indebtedness in an amount not exceeding seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars for the purpose of erecting a high school building 
and for equipment of the same, said amount to be the limit of 
bonded indebtedness of said school district. The money so 
raised and appropriated shall not be included as a part of the 
debt of the town in ascertaining and fixing the net debt of 



1927] Chapters 222, 223 231 

said town under the provisions of section 7, chapter 59 of the 
PubHc Laws. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 222. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE BELKNAP COUNTY 

CEMETERY. 

Section I Section 

1. Change of name. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Pleasant View Cemetery. The name of the cemetery 
located in ward 1 in the city of Laconia known as the "Belknap 
County Cemetery" is hereby changed to Pleasant View 
Cemetery. 

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

[Approved March 9, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 223. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUE OF PRIOR PREFERENCE STOCK 

BY BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD IN EXCHANGE 

FOR CERTAIN OF ITS BONDS. 

Section 1. Certain provisions of law not to apply to issue of prior 
preference stock of Boston & Maine Railroad. 

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

1. Chapter 241 Not to Apply. The provisions of sections 
19 to 26, both inclusive, of chapter 241 of the Public Laws, 
relating to the rights of stockholders in new issues of stock, 
shall not be applicable to such prior preference stock of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad as it may hereafter be duly 
authorized by the interstate commerce commission to issue in 



232 Chapter 224 [1927 

exchange for the whole or any part of its bonds maturing from 
February 2, 1940 to April 1, 1947, both inclusive, such bonds 
having been issued under the plan and agreement for the re- 
organization of Boston & Maine Railroad, dated September 1, 
1925, and duly authorized by the interstate commerce com- 
mission by its order dated July 8, 1926. 

[Approved March 15, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 224. 



AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OP THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
MEDICAL SOCIETY. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Charter amended ; membership 
miHmited. 

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

1. Membership Unlimited. Amend that portion of the 
charter of the New Hampshire Medical Society, incorporated 
in 1791, as amended by the Laws of 1816 and chapter 171 of 
the Laws of 1885, relating to the number of members of said 
society, by striking out the words "five hundred" and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words, an unlimited number of, so 
that said portion of the charter as amended shall read as fol- 
lows: That the New Hampshire Medical Society shall here- 
after be authorized and empowered to admit and receive into 
their society an unlimited number of members. 

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

[Approved March 17, 1927.] 



1927] Chapters 225, 226 233 

CHAPTER 225. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF CONCORD TO ISSUE BONDS 
FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN ITS WATER-WORKS SYSTEM. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. City of Concord authorized to 
issue bonds for water-works 
system. 

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

1. Concord, Water Bonds. For the purpose of acquiring, 
developing and constructing additional sources of water 
supply, additional means of water storage and pumping, and 
additional means of distribution of water for its water-works, 
the city of Concord is hereby authorized and empowered to 
issue from time to time not in excess of three hundred thou- 
sand dollars ($300,000) of its serial bonds payable not later 
than thirty years after the date of the bonds but otherwise 
to conform to the provisions of chapter 59 of the Pubhc Laws. 

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

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 226. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH TO RAISE 
MONEY AND ISSUE BONDS FOR A NEW SCHOOLHOUSE. 



Section 

2. Regulations for 

3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. City of Portsmouth authorized 
to issue bonds for new 
schoolhouse. 

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

1. Bonds Authorized. The city of Portsmouth in the 
county of Rockingham is hereby authorized and empowered 
to borrow, hire and raise such a sum of money, not exceeding 
five hundred thousand dollars, as the city council shall vote to 
raise and appropriate, for the purpose of erecting and furnish- 
ing a building for a schoolhouse or for the purpose of erecting 
and furnishing an addition to the present high school building, 



234 



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[1927 



notwithstanding by so doing, the net debt of the city may be 
increased to an amount exceeding three per cent of the value 
of the taxable property in said city as appraised for the pur- 
pose of assessing the taxes thereon. And the sum of money 
so borrowed, hired, raised and appropriated shall not be in- 
cluded as a part of the debt of the city in ascertaining and 
fixing the net debt of said city under the provisions of chapter 
59 of the Public Laws. 

2. Issue. Said city of Portsmouth is hereby authorized 
and empowered to issue and sell the bonds of said city for the 
sum so borrowed, hired, raised and appropriated by the city 
council, as above provided, not to exceed in amount the face 
or par value of five hundred thousand dollars, which bonds 
shall be issued in accordance with the provisions of said chap- 
ter 59 of the Public Laws; excepting that section 7 of said 
chapter shall not be applicable thereto or affect the same. 

3. Takes Effect. Section 7 of chapter 59 of the Public 
Laws, entitled "Municipal Bonds," so far as it relates to, or 
affects the borrowing, raising and appropriating of the money 
and the issue of the bonds above provided for, and all other 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF NASHUA TO HOLD THE HOME- 
STEAD OF THE LATE JOHN F. STARK FOR HISTORICAL, 
EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE USES AND 
TO MAKE APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR. 



Section 

3. Trustees, no compensation. 

4. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Nashua authorized to take title 

to John F. Stark homestead. 

2. Management, board of trustees. 

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

1. Authority to Take Title. Whereas, the Stark Improve- 
ment Corporation has acquired ownership of the homestead of 
the late John F. Stark of Nashua, New Hampshire, a great 
grandson of General John Stark, consisting of a large tract of 



1927] Chapter 227 235 

land with the buildings thereon situated at the junction of 
Concord and Manchester streets in said Nashua, and whereas 
said corporation voted January 15, 1927 to offer and later 
offered to said city of Nashua, a gift of said real estate in fee 
simple to said city as soon as the title can be conveniently 
made clear and free, with the purpose and upon the condition 
that the city accept and receive title to this property and 
devote it to historical, educational and charitable purposes; 
and whereas said city, by its board of aldermen on February 
8, 1927, voted to accept said gift for the foregoing purposes; 
now therefore, the city of Nashua is authorized and em- 
powered to acquire by deed of gift as aforesaid from the Stark 
Improvement Corporation the land and buildings known as the 
John F. Stark homestead, located in said Nashua, and to hold, 
maintain and care for the same for historical, educational and 
charitable purposes and to make appropriations therefor from 
time to time. 

2. Management. The control and management thereof 
shall be vested in a board of seven trustees comprising the 
mayor of the city and five citizens and one alderman to be 
appointed by the mayor with the consent of the board of 
aldermen ; the mayor and the president of the board of alder- 
men and their successors to hold office during their municipal 
terms, and the other five trustees to hold their offices as fol- 
lows: two for six years, two for four years, and one for two 
years respectively, from the date of their appointment. Up- 
on the passage of this act the board of aldermen upon 
nominations submitted by the mayor, shall choose five trus- 
tees for the terms and purposes aforesaid; and thereafter, 
upon the expiration of each of said terms, the mayor with the 
consent of the board of aldermen shall appoint a trustee or 
trustees, according to the vacancies to be filled, each for the 
term of six years next ensuing and until his successor shall 
have been chosen and qualified. Any vacancy in the office 
of an appointed trustee, arising from any cause other than 
his expiration of office, shall be filled by appointment of the 
mayor with the consent of the board of aldermen, but only for 
the unexpired term of the trustee whose place is thus filled. 

3. No Compensation. The said trustees shall receive no 
compensation for their services. 



236 Chapters 228, 229 [1927 

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

[Approved March 22, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 228. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING SULLIVAN COUNTY TO REFUND ITS BONDED 

INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. County of Sullivan authorized 
to refund its bonded in- 
debtedness. 

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

1. Authority. The county of Sullivan is hereby authorized 
to refund its bonded indebtedness without compliance v^ith 
the provisions of chapters 35, 38 and 59 of the Pubhc Laws. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 229. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA RE- 
LATING TO DEFINING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE WARDS. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Nashua, city wards defined. 

2. , representatives, num- 
ber. 

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

1. Nashua, City Wards. Amend section 3 of Part I, chap- 
ter 427 of the Laws of 1913, being the charter of the city of 
Nashua, as adopted by vote of the inhabitants of said city, by 
striking out the same and by inserting in place thereof the 
following : Sect. 3. The city of Nashua is hereby divided into 
nine wards, which shall be constituted as follows : 

Ward 1 shall include all that part of said city now included 
in the boundaries of ward 1, as at present constituted. 



1927] Chapter 229 237 

Ward 2, all that portion included within the following boun- 
daries: Beginning at the bridge on Main street across the 
Nashua river, thence easterly down said river to a point op- 
posite the center of Tolles street, thence northerly to the 
center of said street, and continuing northerly by the center 
line of said street to the northerly end thereof and thence 
continuing on the same line to the Merrimack river, thence 
northerly up said river to the line of the town of Merrimack, 
thence westerly by said town line to said Concord street, 
thence southerly by Concord and Main streets to the place of 
beginning. 

Ward 3, all that portion included within the following boun- 
daries : Beginning at the center of Crown street at the Merri- 
mack river, thence westerly by Crown street to the Nashua 
and Lowell railroad, thence northwesterly by said railroad to 
the easterly boundary of ward 2 as hereinbefore described, 
thence northerly and easterly by the boundary of ward 2 
aforesaid, to the Merrimack river, thence down said river to 
the place of beginning. 

Ward 4, all that portion of said city lying east of Main 
street, south of the Nashua river, southwesterly of the Nashua 
and Lowell railroad, and northerly and westerly of the lines 
of ward 7, as hereinafter described. 

Ward 5, all that portion of said city included in the follow- 
ing boundaries : Beginning at the bridge on Main street across 
the Nashua river, thence westerly up said river to a point 
opposite the center of Pine street, thence southerly to the 
center of said street and continuing southerly by the center 
line of said street to the center line of West Hollis street, 
thence easterly by West HolUs street to Main street, thence 
northerly by Main street to the place of beginning. 

Ward 6, all that portion of said city included in the follow- 
ing boundaries: Beginning at the intersection of Main and 
West Holhs streets, thence westerly by the center line of West 
Hollis street to the center line of Pine street, thence souther- 
ly by the center line of Pine street to the center line of Lake 
street, thence easterly by Lake street to Main street, thence 
northerly by Main street to the point of beginning. 

Ward 7, all that portion of said city included in the follow- 
ing boundaries: Beginning at the intersection of Main with 
Prospect street, thence easterly by Prospect street to the cen- 



238 Chapter 229 [1927 

ter line of Harbor avenue, thence northerly by Harbor avenue 
to East Hollis street, thence easterly by East HoUis street to 
the main track of the Worcester and Nashua railroad, thence 
easterly by said main track to the Nashua and Lowell railroad, 
thence southerly and easterly by the boundary of ward 3 
aforesaid, to the Merrimack river, thence down said river to 
Salmon brook, thence westerly up said Salmon brook to Main 
street, thence northerly by Main street to the place of begin- 
ning. 

Ward 8, all that portion of said city not included in any of 
the above described wards, nor included in ward 9, as herein- 
after described. 

Ward 9, all that portion of said city included in the follow- 
ing boundaries : Beginning at the intersection of Kinsley with 
Pine street, thence northerly by the center line of Pine street, 
to the northerly end thereof and thence continuing on the 
same line to the Nashua river, thence westerly up said river 
to the line of the town of Hollis, thence southerly by Hollis 
line to the highway leading from Runnels bridge to Nashua, 
thence easterly by said highway to a point northerly from 
Kinsley street, and where a line drawn from the westerly end 
of said Kinsley street northerly, at right angles with said 
street, will intersect said highway, thence southerly by said 
last described line to the center line of Kinsley street, thence 
easterly by the center Une of Kinsley street to the place of 
beginning. 

2. Representatives, Number. Until another general cen- 
sus of the state is taken and officially promulgated, the follow- 
ing named wards of Nashua may send representatives to the 
general court under the authority of the constitution, as fol- 
lows: two representatives each from the following wards, 2, 
4, 5, 6; and three representatives each from wards 1, 3, 7, 8 
and 9. 

3. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
effect on the first day of June, 1927. 

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



1927] 



Chapter 230 



239 



CHAPTER 230. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE LAWS RELATIVE TO THE UNION 
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN CONCORD. 



Section 


Section 


L Official ballot. 


5. Polls open ; check-lists 


V «-»»-n*-»i »-i 4 • ^.»-. 


when. 


Lt. f prcy<ii tiiiun. 


3. , form. 


6. Vacancies. 


4. Manner of voting. 


7. Tenure of office. 




8. Financial budget. 




9. Takes effect. 



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

1. Official Ballot. For all elections of moderator, clerk 
and members of the board of education of Union School Dis- 
trict in Concord, the voting shall be upon an official ballot only. 

2. , Preparation. Such official ballot shall be prepared by 

the clerk at the expense of the district, in such form not in- 
consistent herewith and in such quantity as he may deter- 
mine, and upon such ballot shall appear the names of all per- 
sons who, not less than five nor more than thirty days prior to 
the day of the annual meeting, shall have notified the clerk of 
the district in writing of their desire to become a candidate for 
any of the offices herein named. 

3. , Form. Above the name of the candidate shall be 

printed the designation of the office for which he is a candi- 
date, also the number of candidates to be voted for. At the 
right of each name and on the same line there shall be a 
square. When there is more than one candidate for a given 
office the names of the candidates shall be arranged in alpha- 
betical order, and below the printed names there shall be as 
many blank lines as there are persons to be elected to such 
office. 

4. Manner of Voting. The voter shall make a cross (X) 
in the square opposite the name of each candidate for whom 
he desires to vote. If he desires to vote for a candidate whose 
name is not printed upon the ballot, he may do so by writing 
in the name of the person for whom he desires to vote on the 
line prepared for that purpose. In case there shall be more 
persons voted for for one office than are to be elected to that 
office, the ballot shall be disregarded as to that office and no 
vote shall be counted for or credited to any candidate for that 
office with respect to such ballot. 



240 Chapter 230 [1927 

5. Polls Open; Check-lists Used When. At all annual 
elections in said union school district, at which check-lists are 
used as herein provided, the polls shall be open for a period of 
not less than four hours and for such further time as the 
moderator may determine, and shall not be closed earlier than 
seven o'clock p. m., and there shall be inserted in the warrant 
for the meeting such statement of the hours of the opening 
and closing of the polls as the moderator shall indicate. Upon 
petition addressed to the moderator and signed by not less 
than seventy-five legal voters of said district,, presented in 
January, or if the district at any annual meeting shall have 
voted that check-lists be used at future meetings, balloting 
for officers herein named shall be conducted by the use of 
check-lists under the direction of the moderator. Such check- 
lists shall be the check-lists of the various wards of the city 
of Concord, any part of which lies within union school district, 
as corrected and used at the preceding November election, 
corrections being made so as to exclude from such check-lists 
voters who are not resident within the limits of the district. 
The supervisors of the various wards, shall, upon request of 
the moderator, deliver to him a true copy of the check-lists of 
their respective wards corrected as above provided, and such 
supervisors as he may request shall attend said meeting 
and assist in checking the voters on such lists. The district 
shall pay to the supervisors attending such meeting the sum 
of ten dollars, which shall be in addition to their regular an- 
nual salary. If it shall appear to the moderator that the name 
of any person who is entitled to vote in district meetings has 
been omitted from such check-lists, he may, upon proof satis- 
factory to him of the qualification of such person, direct that 
the name of such person shall be added to the check-lists for 
the purpose of voting at such district meeting, and such per- 
son shall thereupon be allowed to cast his ballot at such meet- 
ing. No person shall be denied the right to vote at school 
meetings because of removal from one ward to another within 
the district. 

6. Vacancies. In case there shall be a vacancy in the 
office of clerk during the interim between meetings or in case 
the clerk shall be unable to perform his duties, the moderator 
of the district may designate a temporary clerk who shall 
perform the duties of the clerk until the vacancy is filled by 



1927] Chapter 230 " 241 

election or until the disability is terminated. In case a vacan- 
cy shall occur in the office of moderator during an interim 
between meetings or in case the moderator shall be disabled to 
perform his duties, the powers of this act vested in the moder- 
ator shall be vested during the interim in the clerk, or in case 
of a concurrent vacancy in the office of clerk or the disability 
of the clerk, the power to appoint a temporary moderator 
shall be vested in the board of education and such temporary 
moderator shall perform the duties of the moderator until the 
vacancy is filled by election or until the disability is terminat- 
ed. 

7. Tenure of Office. The moderator and the clerk of union 
school district elected at the last annual meeting of said dis- 
trict shall severally perform the duties imposed by this act 
upon those officers until their successors are elected and quali- 
fied; and each moderator and clerk hereafter elected by said 
district shall hold office for one year and until his successor is 
elected and qualified. 

8. Financial Budget. The board of education shall an- 
nually prepare a financial budget, in such detail as to be under- 
stood, of the amount of money necessary to be raised by the 
district at its annual meeting, and shall cause the same to be 
pubHshed in the newspapers printed in the city of Concord at 
least fourteen days before the date of the annual district 
meeting; and shall fix a time and place not less than three 
days before said annual meeting when it will hold a public 
hearing at which any person may appear and be heard with 
respect to any item of such budget. 

9. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act shall not apply to said union school district, and 
this act shall take eff'ect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



242 Chapters 231, 232 [1927 

CHAPTER 231. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD ON 

THE FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1927, IN THE 

TOWN OF HEBRON. 

Section I Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. | 2. Takes eflfect. 

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

1. Proceedings Legalized. That the votes and proceedings 
of the special town meeting held on the first day of February, 
1927, in the town of Hebron, be and hereby are legalized and 
confirmed. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 232. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PETERBOROUGH HOME FOR THE 

AGED. 



Seciion 

5. Tax exemption. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Incorporators. 

2. Powers. 

3. Board of trustees. 

4. By-laws, rules and regulations. 

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

1. Incorporators. That Mary E. Templeton, Adeline E. 
Nichols, Helen L. Farrar, Lenora S. Hunter, Emma P. Cum- 
mings, Hattie F. Miller, Helen B. Cutler, Mary L. Farrar, 
Ezra M. Smith, Charles W. Jellison, James B. Sweeney and 
John W. Derby, all of Peterborough, be and they hereby are, 
constituted a corporation by the name of the Peterborough 
Home for the Aged, and they and such others as shall be duly 
elected members of said corporation at any meeting thereof 
according to such by-laws as may be hereafter established, 
shall be and remain a body corporate and politic by said name 
and from the passage of this act, for the purpose of founding 
and establishing a home for aged people of both sexes such as 



1927] Chapter 232 243 

is usually provided by similar institutions, and said corpora- 
tion is vested with all the powers and privileges incident to 
corporations of a like nature. 

2. Powers. Said corporation by that name may sue and 
be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall have power to take, acquire and hold real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars, by lease, purchase, donation, bequest, 
or otherwise, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining 
a home at Peterborough aforesaid, and may convey or dispose 
of the same at pleasure ; and may erect suitable buildings and 
properly furnish the same with whatever may be desirable or 
necessary for the successful operation of said institution. 

3. Board of Trustees. The government of said home and 
the general management of the financial and prudential affairs 
of said corporation shall be vested in a board of trustees, 
whose number shall be determined and who shall be chosen in 
such a manner, at such times and for such a term of office as 
may be prescribed by the by-laws of said corporation to be 
hereafter adopted. 

4. By-laws, Rules and Regulations. Said corporation may 
adopt such by-laws and make such rules and regulations for 
the management of said home as may be deemed necessary; 
may determine the number, manner and time of choosing its 
officers, 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. 

5. Tax Exemption. This being a charitable institution, 
without profit to any person, no fee shall be charged by the 
state for this act, and the property of the corporation shall be 
exempt from taxation as long as it shall be used for the pur- 
pose named therein, 

6. First Meeting. The first three persons named in sec- 
tion 1, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said 
corporation by giving notice to each of the persons named in 
this act, by mail, five days prior to said meeting. 

7. Takes Effect. This act shall take eff"ect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 30, 1927.] 



244 Chapter 233 [1927 

CHAPTER 233. 

AN ACT RELATING TO PENSIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE FIRE AND 

POLICE DEPARTMENTS AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC 

WORKS OF THE CITY OF BERLIN. 



Section 

4. Pensions, amount. 

5. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Pensions, fire department. 

2. , public works depart- 
ment. 

3. , police department. 

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

1. Fire Department. The mayor and city council of the 
city of Berhn may, at the request of the chief of the fire de- 
partment, retire from active service any permanent member 
of said department who is sixty-five years of age and who has 
performed faithful service in the department for a period of 
twenty consecutive years; or any member of the department 
who has been disabled while in the actual performance of duty ; 
and may grant a pension to such retired member or the widow 
of a member dying from injuries received while engaged in the 
actual performance of his duties at a fire, for a period not ex- 
ceeding one year at a time. In computing such term of twen- 
ty consecutive years, a permanent member who has served for 
fifteen consecutive years shall be accredited with his term of 
service as a call man, two years' service as a call man being 
regarded as equivalent to one year's service as a peraianent 
member providing the requisite number of years of service as 
a call man and as a pei'manent member combined shall have 
been continuous service. Before a pension is granted to a 
disabled member the physician of the local board of health 
shall certify to the mayor and city council that such disabled 
member is incapacitated either mentally or physically for per- 
forming his duty as a member of the department. 

2. Public Works Department. The mayor and city council 
of the city of Berlin may, at the request of the head of the 
public works department, retire from active service any 
permanent member of the said department who is sixty-five 
years of age and who has perfonned faithful service in the 
department for a period of twenty-five consecutive years; or 
any member of the department who has been disabled while 
in the actual performance of duty ; and may grant a pension to 



1927] Chapter 234 245 

such retired member for a period not exceeding one year at a 
time. Before a pension is granted to a disabled member the 
physician of the local board of health shall certify to the 
mayor and city council that such disabled member is incapaci- 
tated either mentally or physically for performing his duty 
as a member of the department. 

3. Police Department. The mayor and city council of the 
city of Berlin may, at the request of the chief of the police de- 
partment retire from active service any permanent member 
of said department who is sixty-five years of age and who has 
performed faithful service in the department for a period of 
twenty-five consecutive years; or any member of the depart- 
ment who has been disabled while in the actual performance 
of duty; and may grant a pension to such retired member or 
the widow of a member dying from injuries received while 
engaged in the actual performance of his duties, for a period 
not exceeding one year at a time. Before a pension is granted 
to a disabled member the physician of the local board of 
health shall certify to the mayor and city council that such 
disabled member is incapacitated either mentally or physically 
for performing his duty as a member of the department. 

4. Amount. The pension paid to any retired members of 
the fire, police and public works departments of said city shall 
be equal in amount to one half the pay received by such mem- 
ber during the twelve months immediately preceding his re- 
tirement. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 234. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE DERRY CO-OPERATIVE BUILDING AND 
LOAN ASSOCIATION TO CHANGE ITS NAME. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Name Changed. Derry Co-operative Building and 
Loan Association is hereby authorized and empowered to 



246 Chapter 235 [1927 

change its name to Derry Co-operative Bank. Said change of 
name shall be approved by a majority of the directors of said 
association and due notice of said change of name shall be 
given to the secretary of state and to the bank commissioner. 
2. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 235. 



AN ACT GRANTING AUTHORITY TO THE TOWN OF DERRY TO RE- 
FUND ITS WATER BONDS BY ISSUING THIRTY- 
YEAR SERIAL BONDS. 



Section 

1. Town of Derry authorized to 
refund water bonds. 



Section 

2. What bonds. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Refund Authorized. The town of Derry is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to refund its water bonds, $52,000 of 
which become due July 1, 1927 and $44,000, November 1, 1930, 
by issuing bonds of the town of Derry payable in annual pay- 
ments, the first payment to be made not later than two years 
and the last payment not later than thirty years after the 
date of the bonds issued therefor. In all other respects said 
refunding bonds shall comply with the provisions of chapter 
59 of the Public Laws and any amendments thereto. 

2. What Bonds. The provisions of this act shall apply to 
the $52,000 water bonds maturing July 1, 1927 and to the 
$44,000 water bonds maturing November 1, 1930. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



1927] 



Chapter 236 



247 



CHAPTER 236. 

AN ACT TO DISSOLVE CERTAIN CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Charters repealed. 

2. Remedies preserved. 



Section 

3. Reinstatement. 

4. Continued existence for what 
purposes. 

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

1. Charters Repealed. The charter or certificate of incor- 
poration of each of the following named corporations is hereby 
repealed, revoked and annulled: 
Abenaque Machine Works, The (Walpole, 1895), 
Adams Garage Company (Pittsfield, 1921), 
Alvaro Realty Company (Nashua, 1904), 
American Burnishing Machine Company, The (Nashua, 1881), 
American Moore Peg Company (Lisbon, 1920), 
American Twist Drill Co. of Concord, N. H. (Concord, 1891), 
Ashuelot Gas & Electric Company, 
Ashuelot Shoe Company (Keene, 1907), 
Automobile Diamond Chain Co, (Manchester, 1925) , 
Bailey Manufacturing Company (Claremont, 1895), 
Bay State Shoe-Fastening Company (Nashua, 1887), 
Berlin Dry Goods Co. (Berlin, 1895), 
Berlin Telephone Company, The (Berlin, 1896), 
Berlin Water Company, Incorporated, The (Berlin, 1923), 
Berry Spring Sleigh Company, The (Concord, 1889), 
Boynton Bottling Works, Incorporated (Portsmouth, 1921), 
Brandt Machine and Engineering Company (Claremont, 1923), 
Brockton Grater Company (Boston, Massachusetts, 1900), 
Canaan Manufacturing Company (Canaan, 1923), 
Cavanaugh Bros. Horse Company (Manchester, 1915), 
Central Market Company (Keene, 1914), 
Chabot Motor Company Incorporated (Manchester, 1923), 
Cinder Club, Inc., The (Francestown, 1922) , 
City Band, Manchester, N. H. (Manchester, 1905), 
Claremont Furniture Company, Inc. (Claremont, 1927), 
Clawson-Hamilton Commercial College (Keene, 1908), 
Cobe Engineering Corporation (East Candia, 1924), 
Colburn Construction Company (Concord, 1922), 
Colebrook Driving Park, Inc., The (Colebrook, 1919), 
Columbia Investment Company, The (Manchester, 1890), 



248 Chapter 236 [1927 

Columbian Manufacturing Company (Boston, Massachusetts, 

1922), 
Commercial Mica Company (Groton, 1919), 
Como Apparatus Company (Manchester, 1925), 
Conant Manufacturing Company, The (Hopkinton, 1892), 
Consumers Coal Company (Manchester, 1921), 
Contoocook Valley Telephone Company (Hillsboro, 1893), 
Cook Varney Shoe Company, The (Farmington, 1924), 
Co-operative Store No. 1 (Nashua, 1875), 
Cosmone Company, The (Warren, 1922), 
Daniels Cornell Company (Manchester, 1892), 
Derby Company, J. C. (Concord, 1899), 
Dover Beef Company (Dover, 1887), 
Dover Bobbin Company, The (Dover, 1886), 
Eagle Drug Co., The (Manchester, 1923) , 
Eclipse Wrapping Band Company (Keene, 1924), 
Elliott and Company, Alonzo (Manchester, 1909), 
Equitable Endowment Order (Concord, 1891), 
Equitable Investment Company, The (Manchester, 1890), 
Essex Gold Mining Company, The (Lyman, 1879), 
Esty Hosiery Company (Laconia, 1894), 
Fairfield Shoe Company, The (Manchester, 1920) , 
Fairmont Tanning Company (Merrimack, 1924), 
Falconer-Blood, Inc. (Raymond, 1922), 
Farmers' Co-operative Creamery Company of Colebrook, The 

(Colebrook, 1919), 
Farmington Building and Loan Association, The (Farmington, 

1912), 
Fifield Company, The H. B. (Conway, 1917), 
Fuller Sons Company, George A. (Alton, 1923), 
Gas & Electric Appliance Company, 
Gilmanton Iron Works Building Corporation (Gilrnanton Iron 

Works, 1900), 
Globe Investment Association (Manchester, 1890) , 
Golden Company, Inc., C. A. (Manchester, 1923), 
Goodrich Company, J. A. (Manchester, 1901), 
Grafton County Motor Sales, Inc. (Plymouth, 1924), 
Granite Bottling Company (Concord, 1922), 
Granite State Fox Ranch, Inc. (Cornish, 1924), 
Guay Oil Company, The T. J. (Laconia, 1915), 
Halliday-Penfield Lumber Company (Rochester, 1923), 
Ham the Hatter (Dover, 1916), 



1927] Chapter 236 249 

Hamilton Jewelry Company (Deerfield, 1898), 

Hampshire Pottery (Keene, 1917), 

Hanover Street Garage (Manchester, 1916) , 

Healy Brothers Tailoring Company (Manchester, 1910) , 

Hillsboro Shoe Company (Manchester, 1922), 

Hodgdon, Incorporated, J. W. (Portsmouth, 1916), 

Hood and Sons, H. P. (Derry, 1889), 

Howard, Robinson Company (Jackson, 1910), 

Jady Hill Land Company of Exeter, New Hampshire, The 

(Exeter, 1913), 
Jennings Company, The E, A. (Epping, 1891), 
Jones Company, George R. (Manchester, 1912), 
Jones Motors, Inc. (Laconia, 1920), 
Jordan-Manchester Co. (Manchester, 1921), 
Keene Gas & Electric Co. (Chartered 1860 as Keene Gas Light 

Co.), 
Kingston Supply Company (Kingston, 1921), 
Laconia Gas & Electric Company, 
Lake City Ice Cream Company, The (Laconia, 1923), 
Lake Land Co., The (Nashua, 1892), 
Lang Realty Co., Walter M. (Manchester, 1918), 
Little Giant Investment Association, The (Manchester, 1891), 
Lyons Trailers Corporation (Manchester, 1923), 
Marshall Co., Caleb B. (Nashua, 1910), 
Maxwell Ice Company, The (Manchester, 1903), 
Meany & Co., Inc., James P. (Claremont, 1917), 
Merrimac Realty and Shoe Manufacturing Company (Man- 
chester, 1909), 
Meyers Cash Store, The (East Jaffrey, 1921), 
Mutual Construction Company, The (Manchester, 1918), 
Mutual Protective Association of America, The (Manchester, 

1890), 
Nashua and Acton Railroad (1907), 

Nashua Automotive and Electric Company (Nashua, 1923), 
Nashua Granite Company (Nashua, 1896) , 
Nashua Homes Corporation (Nashua, 1919) , 
Nashua Radio Corporation (Nashua, 1924), 
National Bond and Investment Company, The (Concord, 1890) . 
Needham Basket Company, H. B. (Peterboro, 1906) , 
New England College of Languages (Boston, Massachusetts, 
1899), 



250 Chapter 236 [1927 

New England Fireside Publishing Company, The (Nashua, 

1888), 
New Hampshire Association for the Blind (Concord, 1914), 
New Hampshire Highland-dress Bagpipe Band (Manchester, 

1916), 
Oil Cities Electric Company, 
Palace of Sweets (Manchester, 1918), 
Partridge Company, The Horace (Boston, Massachusetts, 

1906), 
Peaked Hill Electric Light Company (Bristol, 1926), 
Peerless Manufacturing Company (Newport, 1887), 
Pembroke Grange Co-operative Company, The (Pembroke, 

1887), 
People's Investment Association (Manchester, 1890), 
Picard Leggett Motor Co. (Laconia, 1923), 
Pilgrim Hall Association of Salem Depot, N. H. (Salem Depot, 

1911). 
Piper Company, The B. H. (Manchester, 1890), 
Plaistow Electric Light and Power Company, The (Plaistow, 

1911), 
Portsmouth Brewing Company, The (Portsmouth, 1875), 
Prescott Company, The (Concord, 1901), 
Princess Theater, Incorporated (Plymouth, 1922), 
Providence Cylinder Company (Nashua, 1886), 
Puritan Biscuit Company (Boston, Massachusetts, 1903), 
Radia Vacuum Products Company (Nashua, 1923) , 
Real Estate Improvement Co., The (Nashua, 1883), 
Reynolds Loan Company, The (Manchester, 1892) , 
Rockingham County Agricultural Credit Association (Epping, 

1923), 
Rugg Company, E. H. (Hanover, 1918), 
Somersworth Machine Co. (Dover, 1848), 
Soucy & Gagnon (Nashua, 1916), 
Souhegan Valley Electric Company, 
Squam Lake Lumber Company (Ashland, 1906) , 
Sta Manufacturing Company (Lynn, Massachusetts, 1885) , 
Steel's Department Stores, Inc. (Concord, 1922), 
Stevens Company, R. P. (Manchester, 1900) , 
Stoddard Lumber & Turning Corporation (Stoddard, 1920), 
Strand Amusement Company (Dover, 1919), 
Studio Shop, The (Manchester, 1916), 
Sugar River Creamery (Goshen, 1886), 



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Sullivan Gold Mining Co. (Nashua, 1887), 
Swan Island Guano Company (Concord, 1895), 
Taylor Adjustable Shoe Company (Nashua, 1884), 
Textile Manufacturing Co. (Meredith, 1919), 
Theatre Realty Corporation of New Hampshire, The (Man- 
chester, 1923), 
Thomas & Company, Incorporated, Andrew P. (Manchester, 

1923), 
Thompson Granulated Flour Company (Nashua, 1884), 
Times Publishing Company (Portsmouth, 1906), 
Twin Mountain Telephone Company (Whitefield, 1916), 
Union Electric Company (1893), 

Virginia Wood and Lumber Company (Nashua, 1897), 
Vishnu Springs and Land Company (Nashua, 1896), 
Walker Woolen Company (Winchester, 1922), 
Warsaw Floral Company, Incorporated (Warsaw, New York, 

1924), 
Waumbec Woolen Company (Milton, 1898) , 
Waumbek Hotel Co. (Jefferson, 1877), 
Weeks, Lanpher Company (Tilton, 1911), 
West Derry Sewerage Association (Derry, 1897), 
White Mountain Novelty Company (Littleton, 1920), 
Wilkinson Shoe Company, The (Pittsfield, 1924), 
Wilhs & Co., Inc. (Boston, Massachusetts, 1923), 
Winnepesaukee Transportation Company, The (Moulton- 

borough, 1894), 
Woodbury Heel Company (Nashua, 1887), 
Worrall Clutch Works, The (Manchester, 1896). 

The principal place of business and date of year of incor- 
poration, when given in the above list, are included for the pur- 
pose of distinguishing corporations of the same or similar 
names. 

2. Remedies Preserved. No remedy against any such cor- 
poration, its stockholders or officers, for any liability previous- 
ly incurred, shall be impaired hereby. 

3. Reilistatement. Any such corporation may, within 
ninety days after the date that this act takes effect, reinstate 
itself as a corporation by the payment of any fees in arrears 
and the filing with the secretary of state of any annual returns 
required by law and a statement under oath, signed by the 
clerk or secretary of such corporation, that it desires that its 



252 Chapter 237 [1927 

chai'ter or certificate of incorporation shall remain in full force 
and effect. 

4. Continued Existence for What Purposes. The corpora- 
tion so dissolved shall, nevertheless, continue as a body cor- 
porate for the term of three years, for the purpose of 
presenting and defending suits by or against it and of gradual- 
ly closing and settling its concerns and distributing its assets, 
including the disposition and transfer of all or any part of its 
property, and for no other purpose; provided, however, that 
the superior court shall have power at any time when it shall 
be made to appear, upon the petition of any interested party, 
that the protection of proprietary or other rights requires the 
doing of any act or thing by or in behalf of any such corpora- 
tion, to order the doing of such acts or things, and for this 
purpose may appoint and authorize an agent to act for and in 
the name of such dissolved corporation and any action so 
ordered and done shall be effective corporate action. 

[Approved March 31, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 237. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF ST. MARY'S SCHOOL 

FOR GIRLS. 



Section 
3. Takes efifect. 



Section 

L Membership increased. 
2. Property limit. 

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

1. Membership. St. Mary's School for Girls, a corporation 
established by chapter 167 of the Laws of 1885 is hereby au- 
thorized to increase its membership to a number not exceeding 
twenty-one, but the number shall not be less than eleven. 

2. Property Limit. Said corporation may acquire and hold 
by gift, bequest or otherwise, real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



1927] 



Chapters 238, 239 



253 



CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUE OF BONDS BY THE SOUTH AN- 
TRIM VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT, IN THE TOWN OF ANTRIM. 



Section 

2. Regulations for issue. 

3. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. South Antrim Village Fire 
Precinct authorized to issue 
bonds. 

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

1. Bonds Authorized. The South Antrim Village Fire Pre- 
cinct, in the town of Antrim, is hereby authorized to borrow 
upon its credit a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dol- 
lars ($35,000) for the alteration, repairing, renewing and ex- 
tending its present water system. 

2. Issue. For the purposes set forth in section 1 of this 
act, said precinct is hereby authorized to issue its notes or 
bonds at the lowest rate of interest obtainable therefor, pay- 
able serially within a period not exceeding twenty years from 
the date of their issue. The amount of each payment of prin- 
cipal together with the interest on the indebtedness thus in- 
curred to be assessed and collected annually. 

3. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 239. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT IN THE TOWN 
OF WOLFEBORO TO EXCEED ITS LIMIT OF BONDED INDEBTED- 
NESS AS FIXED BY PUBLIC LAWS, CHAPTER 59, SECTION 
7, AND TO ISSUE SERIAL NOTES OR BONDS. 



Section 

1. Wolfeboro Village Fire Pre- 
cinct authorized to exceed 
limit oi^ indebtedness. 



Section 

2. Bond issue authorized. 

3. Tax exemption, rate. 

4. Takes effect. 



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

1. Debt Limit Increased. The village fire precinct in the 
town of Wolfeboro is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness 
in an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars for the pur- 



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pose of improving- its electric light plant ; said amount to be in 
addition to the amount already authorized by Public Laws, 
chapter 59, section 7. 

2. Authorized. The commissioners of the village fire pre- 
cinct are hereby empowered and authorized to issue for and in 
behalf of said district serial notes or bonds to the amount of 
fifty thousand dollars for the purpose of improving its electric 
light plant. Said notes or bonds shall be issued in conformity 
to the Public Laws, chapter 59, covering a period of not exceed- 
ing fifteen years. 

3. Tax Exemption, Rate. Said serial notes or bonds shall 
bear interest at not exceeding five per cent, and shall be ex- 
empt from taxation in New Hampshire, and shall be signed by 
the precinct commissioners or by a majority thereof and coun- 
tersigned by the precinct treasurer. 

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

[Approved April 5, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT EMPOWERING THE CITY OF DOVER TO INCUR DEBTS TO THE 
AMOUNT OF SIX PER CENT OF ITS VALUATION. 



Sfxtion 

3. Prior debts validated. 

4. Takes effect. 



Section 

1. Debt limit increased. 

2. Municipality and school dis- 

trict. 

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

1. Debt Limit Increased. The city of Dover may at any 
time have and incur debt for all purposes including school pur- 
poses to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate six per cent 
of its last assessed valuation, provided however, that in ascer- 
taining the amount of such debt so to be compared with said 
six per cent, indebtedness lawfully incurred outside of said 
limit shall not be considered and deductions may be made as 
specified in the Municipal Bonds Statute and acts in amend- 
ment thereof and in addition thereto. So long as the aggre- 
gate net debt of said city for school purposes and all other 
purposes shall not exceed said limit of six per cent, the city 



1927] Chapter 241 255 

may incur school debt in excess of the limit of two per cent 
imposed upon school districts by said Municipal Bonds Statute. 
Except as herein provided all indebtedness of said city, 
whether or not incurred for school purposes, shall be subject 
to said Municipal Bonds Statute and acts in amendment there- 
of and in addition thereto. 

2. Municipality and School District. Said city shall con- 
stitute a single municipal corporation with powers for munici- 
pal and school purposes, including all the powers of a school 
district. All provisions of law or of the charter of said city 
affecting school districts or schools shall, so far as not incon- 
sistent herewith, continue to apply to said city. 

3. Prior Debts Validated. All indebtedness of any govern- 
mental subdivision territorially coextensive with said city 
hitherto incurred for school purposes, in whatever form or 
however incurred, and all orders and votes authorizing the in- 
curring of indebtedness or the issuance of bonds or notes or 
other obligations for school purposes by any such subdivision, 
or by the city, are hereby confirmed, ratified and validated. 
The city treasurer is hereby authorized to reimburse the city 
treasury for any sums advanced therefrom temporarily to pay 
any portion of said indebtedness pending the receipt of pro- 
ceeds of school bonds or notes which may be issued within 
said aggregate debt limit. 

4. Takes Effect. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 
with this act are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved April 6, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 241. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE CHARTER OF THE NORTHERN 
RAILROAD. 



Sfxtion 
2. Takes effect. 



Sf.ction 

1. Additional officers; qualifica- 
tions of directors. 

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

1. Additional Officers; Qualifications of Directors. Amend 
chapter 190 of the Laws of 1844 by adding a new section to be 



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[1927 



section 3-a, as follows : Sect. 3-a. The directors may also elect 
a vice-president and an assistant treasurer and confer upon 
them such powers and duties as they may deem to be expedi- 
ent. At least five of the directors shall be citizens and resi- 
dents of New Hampshire. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 242. 



AN ACT TO DISSOLVE A CERTAIN CORPORATION. 



Section 

1. Charter repealed. 

2. Remedies preserved. 

3. Reinstatement. 



Section 

4. Continued existence for what 

purposes. 

5. Takes effect. 



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

1. Charter Repealed. The Winnipesaukee Telephone Com- 
pany, being a corporation organized under the general laws of 
this state, is hereby dissolved and the charter or certificate of 
incorporation of said corporation is hereby repealed, revoked 
and annulled. 

2. Remedies Preserved. No remedy against such corpora- 
tion, its stockholders or officers, for any liability previously in- 
curred, shall be impaired hereby. 

3. Reinstatement. Such corporation may, within ninety 
days after the date that this act takes effect, reinstate itself as 
a corporation by the payment of any fees in arrears and the fil- 
ing with the secretary of state of any annual returns required 
by law and a statement under oath, signed by the clerk or sec- 
retary of such corporation, that it desires that its charter or 
certificate of incorporation shall remain in full force and effect. 

4. Continued Existence for What Purposes. The corpora- 
tion so dissolved shall, nevertheless, continue as a body 
corporate for the term of three years, for the purpose of pre- 
senting and defending suits by or against it and of gradually 
closing and settling its concerns and distributing its assets, 
and for no other purpose ; provided, however, that the superior 
court shall have power at any time, when it shall be made to 



1927] Chapter 243 257 

appear, upon the petition of any interested party, that the 
protection of proprietary or other rights requires the doing 
of any act or thing by or in behalf of any such corporation, to 
order the doing of such acts or things, and for this purpose 
may appoint and authorize an agent to act for and in the name 
of such dissolved corporation and any action so ordered and 
done shall be effective corporate action. 

5. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 243. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE NEW LONDON WATER SYSTEM PRE- 
CINCT TO BORROW MONEY AND EXTEND ITS WATER- 
WORKS SYSTEM. 

Section I Section 

i. Authority granted. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

1. Authority Granted. The New London Water System 
Precinct is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness, in addition 
to the indebtedness already incurred by it, not in excess of 
$10,000 and to pledge its credit therefor, for the purpose of ex- 
tending its water-works system to take advantage of section 4 
of chapter 43 of the Public Laws, and to issue its notes and 
bonds therefor as provided in chapter 59 of the Public Laws, 
whenever the inhabitants thereof shall by vote deem it advis- 
able to extend said water- works system; provided, however, 
that no additional notes or bonds shall be issued by such dis- 
trict for any other purpose until the total of indebtedness in- 
curred by said district for the original construction of its 
water-works system, and the extensions constructed with the 
proceeds of the notes or bonds hereby authorized, shall be re- 
duced to such an extent that any further issue will not increase 
the total indebtedness of said district to an amount in excess of 
the legal limit of indebtedness of said district. 



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[1927 



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

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO ACQUIRE 
AND TO OPERATE A RECREATION FIELD AND AN AVIATION FIELD. 



Section 

1. Recreation field. 

2. Aviation field. 

3. Use of fields. 

4. Board of trustees. 



Skction 

5. Revenue. 

6. Powers of board. 

7. Repeal. 

8. Takes effect. 



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

1. Recreation Field. The city of Manchester is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to construct, manage and own a recre- 
ation field for all purposes incident to recreation, and for that 
purpose may take, purchase, lease and hold real estate and 
erect, construct and maintain such buildings as may be neces- 
sary. 

2. Aviation Field. The said city of Manchester is further 
authorized and empowered to construct, manage and own an 
aviation field for all purposes incident to aviation, and for that 
purpose may take, purchase, lease and hold real estate and 
erect, construct and maintain such buildings as may be neces- 
sary. 

3. Use of Fields. Said city is authorized to contract with 
individuals or corporations who may desire to use said recre- 
ation or aviation fields and to make such contracts, establish 
such tolls and charge such rent for the use of said fields as 
shall be deemed reasonable. 

4. Board of Trustees. To carry out the provisions of this 
act the mayor shall, upon the passage of this act, appoint two 
aldermen, and with the approval of the board of aldermen, 
shall appoint three citizens of Manchester, who shall constitute 
a board of recreation and aviation trustees, said aldermen to 
serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1928, and said citizens 
to serve until March 1, 1928, March 1, 1929, and March 1, 1930, 
respectively, or until their successors are appointed and quali- 



1927] Chapter 244 259 

fied. Biennially thereafter in the month of January, the mayor 
shall appoint two aldermen to serve for terms of two years; 
and annually, in the month of February, with the approval of 
the board of aldermen, shall appoint one citizen to serve for a 
term of three years from March first, or until his successor is 
appointed and qualified. As soon as convenient after the ap- 
pointment of said trustees, they shall organize by choosing one 
of their members chairman and one clerk. Meetings of said 
trustees shall be held upon call of the chairman or mayor on 
such dates as said trustees shall designate. 

5. Revenue. All money received on account of the recre- 
ation and aviation fields shall be paid monthly or oftener into 
the city treasury and a receipt taken therefor. Such sums 
shall be placed to the credit of said recreation and aviation 
fields and shall not be paid out except under provision of the 
following section. 

6. Powers of Board. Said board of recreation and aviation 
trustees shall have full charge and supervision over such recre- 
ation and aviation fields as shall be assigned to their custody 
by the board of mayor and aldermen but shall have no control 
over public parks, playgrounds, and commons now under the 
jurisdiction of the parks and playgrounds commission or con- 
templated in the act creating such commission. They shall 
have the expenditure of all money appropriated by the board 
of mayor and aldermen for this department, and shall have au- 
thority to employ such persons as may be necessary to carry 
out the work of the department and to establish such rules and 
regulations as they may deem proper for the efficient super- 
vision and management of said recreation and aviation fields. 

7. Repeal. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
act are hereby repealed, except that no provision of this act 
shall be construed to repeal any of the powers of the mayor of 
Manchester. 

8. Takes Effect. This act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved. April 14, 1927.] 



260 Chapter 245, 246 [1927 

CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT EMPOWERING THE TOWN OF WOLFEBORO TO ESTABLISH 
THE OFFICE OF TOWN MANAGER. 

Skctiox ]. Authority granted. 

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

1. Authority Granted. All the provisions of chapter 339 of 
the Laws of 1925, entitled "An Act empowering the town of 
Lebanon and such other towns as may hereafter be authorized 
to establish the office of town manager," may be accepted and 
adopted by the town of Wolfeboro by vote of the legal voters 
of said town, as provided in sections 11 and 12 of said act; and 
in case the provisions of said act shall be so accepted and 
adopted by the town of Wolfeboro, the town of Wolfeboro shall 
thereupon have all the powers and authorities which were con- 
ferred by said act upon the town of Lebanon. 

[Approved April 14, 1927.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 355 OF THE LAWS OF 1911 
RELATING TO AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LACONIA TO RAISE 
AND APPROPRIATE A SUM NOT EXCEEDING TWENTY 
THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PRO- 
VIDING A SITE FOR A STATE ARMORY BUILDING 
IN SAID CITY. 



Skction 

L Site of Laconia armory, 
amount to be raised for. 



SbXTlOX 

2. — 



3. Takes effect. 



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

1. Amount. Amend section 1 of chapter 355 of the Laws 
of 1911 by striking out the word "five" in the fifth line thereof 
and inserting in place thereof the word twenty, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : Section 1. The city 
of Laconia is hereby authorized and empowered by majority 
vote by the members of its city council present at any regular 
meeting of said city council or at any special meeting of said 



«» 



1927] Chapter 246 261 

city council duly called for that purpose to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money not exceeding twenty thousand dollars 
for the purpose of providing a lot of land in said city for the 
erection thereon of a state armory building. And said city of 
Laconia by its mayor or other officer or officers duly authorized 
is hereby empowered to convey any or all land which may be 
acquired under the provisions of this act by proper deed of 
conveyance to the State of New Hampshire for the considera- 
tion that said state shall use said land for the purpose of erect- 
ing and maintaining thereon a state armory building, and said 
deed to be conditioned that whenever said state shall cease to 
use and occupy said land for state armory purposes that the 
title to said land shall revert to said city of Laconia. Said con- 
veyance of said land by said city to said state shall be made as 
aforesaid whenever the state by its duly authorized officer shall 
notify said city that an appropriation has been made by the 
state for the erection of a state armory in said Laconia, and 
that said state is ready to proceed with the erection of the 
same. 

2. . Amend section 2 of chapter 355 of the Laws of 

1911 by striking out the word "five" in the second line thereof 
and inserting in place thereof the word twenty, so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: Sect. 2. For the 
purpose of providing said sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars authorized to be raised and appropriated under section 
1 of this act said city of Laconia is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to issue its notes, bonds or obligations therefor in 
such denomination and payable at such times and at such rate 
of interest not exceeding six per cent as its city council may 
determine. 

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

[Approved April 15, 1927.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



Office of Secretary of State, 

Concord, June 15, 1927. 

I hereby certify that the acts and resolutions and changes of 
names contained in this volume have been compared with the 
originals in this office and found to be correctly printed. 






INDEX 



INDEX 

TO 

NEW HAMPSHIRE LAWS 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1927 . 



Adjutant-general, salary 78 

Adjutant-general's department, appropriation 166, 171, 172 

Agricultural experiment stations, acceptance of Purnell Act in 

regard to 1 76 

Agriculture, apples, grading and packing 31, 35 

commissioner of, administrative authority granted in 
regard to grading and packing 

apples 33, 34 

duties as to co-operative marketing 

associations 44, 45 

may order vaccination of domestic 

animals, when 143 

to prescribe rules as to branding cer- 
tain packages of apples 33, 34 

department of, appropriation 165, 171 

Alexandria, Sugar Loaf road, guard rail, appropriation 183 

Alstead, Warren pond, ice fishing prohibited for five years IS 

Alton, empowered to erect judge's and band stand at Alton Bay. . . 221 
Amateur athletic contests, public playgrounds, admission may be 

charged 121 

Ammonia, standard of quality 22 

Androscoggin river, brook trout taking 82 

ice fishing, prohibition of, repealed 85 

Animals, diseases of, appropriation 165, 171 

domestic, sale and use of vaccines for diseased animals, 

regulated 143, 144 

vaccination ordered, when 142, 143 

wild, in captivity, duties of fish and game commissioner 

as to , •• 43, 44 

'Antrim, school district lines changed 221 

South Antrim Village Fire Precinct, bond issue authorized 252 

Apples, closed package, defined "^ 

information required to be marked thereon Zl, 33 

commissioner of agriculture to enforce provisions of chapter 2>Z, 34 

forbidden designations ■^"' 

minimum size, definition 

265 



266 INDEX [1927 

Apples, misbranded, defined 35 

packages, size of lettering thereon 33 

penalties for violations of provisions of chapter; exceptions 34 

standard barrel, dimensions 31 

bushel, capacity 31 

grades, quaUfications 31, 32 

violations of provisions of ch;ipKr, notice and hearing .... 34 

Apportionment for assessment of taxes 11-18 

Appropriations, adjutant-general's department 166, 171, 172 

agriculture, department of 163, 171 

Alexandria, Sugar Loaf road, guard rail 183 

animals, diseases of 165, 171 

armory, Laconia 200 

attorney-general's department 164, 169 

bank commission department 163, 169 

Bennington and Saratoga, battlefield markers 203, 204 

blind, register of 165, 170 

Boston & Maine R. R. investigation 204, 205 

bounties 166, 172 

bovine tuberculosis, emergency 182 

charities and correction, board of 165, 170 

chiropractors, board of 166, 172 

Dalton bridge 178 

Daniel Webster Birthplace 168, 173, 193 

Dover, repayment to 19, 20 

education, state board of 167, 173 

Elliott, George H., in favor of 192, 193 

emergency fund 46, 47 

enforcement prohibitory law department 164, 169, 170 

executive department 163, 168 

factory inspection 165, 170, 171 

Firemen's relief fund 168, 173 

First New Hampshire Infantry, history 181, 182 

forestry department 166, 172 

Foster, General John G., portrait 176 

free employment bureau 165, 171 

G. A. R. department 166, 172 

Granite State Dairymen's Association ■ 165, 171 

Deaf Mute Mission 165, 170 

Hampton Falls, improvement of common 183, 184 

Hanover, Ledyard bridge 18.i 

health, board of 166, 171 

Healy, Jeremiah B. Jr., in favor of 202 

highway, in Barrington 201, 202 

Bath, Landaff and Easton 190, 191 

Brookfield 1S8 

Chichester 187, 188 

Deerfield 195 

Dummer and Milan 194, 195 

Hudson 185, 186 



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INDEX 267 



Appropriations, highway in Jaffrey, Poole memorial road 189, 190 

Jefferson 190 

Laconia 188, 189 

Madison 201 

Meredith 195_ 195 

Rumney 186^ 187 

Tamworth 189 

Wilmot, Kearsarge mountain road .... 186 

Wilton to Greenville 187 

hygiene, laboratory of 165, 171 

indexing, department of 156, 172 

industrial school 167 173 

girls' cottage 198, 199 

insurance department 163, 169 

interest charges 167, 173 

investigation of marsh lands of Hampton and Sea- 
brook 149 

Kelley, Martin A., in favor of 179 

labor bureau 165, 170 

Lachance, William, in favor of 177 

Laconia State School 167, 173 

new dormitory 160, 161 

law enforcement department 164, 169, 170 

legislative employees 206, 207 

legislature 164, 170 

organization 175 

Mahoney, Peter, in favor of 179, 180 

Maine and New Hampshire boundary line, marking 136 

Mara, William H., in favor of 179 

markets, bureau of 165, 171 

maturing bonds 168 

military organizations 168, 173 

Morin, Arthur O., in favor of 203 

moth suppression 165, 171 

New Hampshire Historical Society 168, 173 

Horticultural Society 165, 171 

Sheep Breeders' Association 165, 171 

Veterans' Association 19o 

Old Home Week Association 168, 173 

optometry board 166, 172 

pharmacy commission 166, 172 

Pierce, Franklin, homestead 168, 173 

Plymouth normal school 192 

Prisoners' Aid Association 168, 173 

probate courts 164, 170 

public library commission 167, 172 

service commission 163, 169 

publicity, board of 165, 171 

purchasing agent's department 163, 169 

repayment to city of Dover 19, 20 



268 INDEX [1927 

Appropriations, Rockingham county, bridge over Exeter river 181 

Ross, Onslow, in favor of 193 

Seabrook, Black Water river l)ridge 184, 185 

secretary of state department 163, 168 

soldiers' home 167, 172 

Soucise, Frederick, in favor of 2C2 

special, not to lapse until obligations contracted for 

have been fulfilled 22, 23 

state auditing department 163, 169 

dental board 166, 172 

expenses, ending June 30, 1928 162-168 

expenses, ending June 30, 1929 168-173 

hospital 167, 173 

laundry machinery, etc 197 

nurses' home 159, 160 

refrigerating plant 178 

house department 166, 172 

library 166, 167, 172 

prison 167, 173, 180, 181, 191 

sanatorium 167, 173, 197, 198 

stream flow gauging stations 177 

superior court 164, 170 

supreme court 164, 170 

decisions, publication 194 

tax commission 163, 169 

treasury department 163, 168, 169 

tubercular children 165, 170 

patients 165, 170 

University of New Hampshire 167, 173 

veterinary surgeons, registration 166, 172 

vital statistics 165, 171 

Webster, Daniel, Birthplace 168, 173, 193 

weights and measures, department 165, 171 

white pine blister rust 166, 172 

Wiggin, Arthur H., in favor of 203 

Armory, Laconia, appropriation 200 

city authorized to appropriate money for site .... 260, 261 

Arson, attempts, penalty ■ 119 

bridges, etc., burning, penalty , •' 1 IS 

buildings, burning, penalty 118 

insured property, burning, penalty 119 

personal property, burning, penalty 1 18, 119 

setting of fire to buildings, etc 118. 119 

Ashland, designation of state-aid road to New Hampton 148 

Attorney-general's department, appropriation 164, 169 

Aviation field, Manchester ^-"'8. 25, 

Ayer's pond, Harrington, name changed -^o 

Bail, false statement of surety, penalty '*>' 

Bank commission, appropriation 1"^' 



1927] INDEX 269 

Banks, may acl as executors when 154 

national, sec National banks. 

safe deposit boxes, .v<V Safe deposit iioxes. 

savings, sec Savings banks. 

Barrington, highway in, appropriation 201, 202 

names of certain ponds in, changed 36 

Bath, Landaflf, and Easton, Lost River road, approjirialion 190, 191 

Belknap County Cemetery, name changed 231 

Bennington and Saratoga, markers on battlefields, apprupriation . . . 203, 204 

school district lines changed 221 

Berlin, pensions for certain city employees, 

fire department . . . .• 244, 243 

police department 243 

public works department 244, 243 

Bethlehem Village District, annual meeting, change in date 219, 220 

Bleaching fluid, standard of quality 22 

Blind, register of, appropriation 163, 170 

Boarding houses, serving of milk for drinking purposes, regulated 119, 120 
Bondsmen, professional, affidavits as to sufficiency of security in 

criminal cases 42, 43 

definition 42 

fee or commission 43 

penalty for violation of law 43 

registration with clerk of court 42 

Boston & Maine Railroad, issue of prior preference stock exempt 

from certain provisions of law .... 231, 232 

investigation, appropriation 204, 203 

Boundary line, Maine and New Hampshire, see Maine. 

Bounties, appropriation 166, 172 

Bovine tuberculosis, emergency appropriation 182 

Bridge, Black Water river, Seabrook, appropriation 184, 183 

Connecticut river, Dalton, appropriation 178 

Hanover, appropriation 183 

Exeter river, reimbursement of county of Rockingham .... ISl 

Piscataqua river, investigation of possibility of constructing 184 

Brook trout, taking 81-83 

Brookficld, highway in, appropriation 1S8 

Buildings, setting of fire to, penalty 118 

Bureau of markets, appropriation 16.i, 171 

Business corporations, see Corporations, business. 

Campton, part of Bog Brook designated as Rowbartwood Lake .... 129 
Candia, authorized to exceed limit of indebtedness, for improvement 

of Candia cut-of¥ ^^-7 

Cataloguer, state library, salary 11^ 

Cats, wild, bounty for killing -i:^, •"'6 

Census, federal, see Federal census. 

Charities and correction, board of, appropriation 16:^, 170 

Charters, certain, repealed 247-232, -oo, 2o7 



270 INDEX [1927 

Cheshire countj', commissioners, salary increase 132, 133 

house of correction designated as jail for commit- 
ment of prisoners 114, 115 

open season for taking deer 71, 72 

sheriff, salar\' increase 97 

Chichester, highway from central trunk line to Suncook-Ossipec 

road, appropriation 187, 188 

Children in boarding homes, keeper of home and parent or guardian 

responsible for school tuition 74, 75 

Chiropractors, board of, appropriation 166, 172 

Claremont, municipal court, salar}' of justice 122 

sewerage system, method of voting for maintenance 217, 218 

to Lebanon, continuous highway established from Central 
road in Claremont to junction with Dartmouth 

College Road in Lebanon 136-138 

Coal, sold by weight, certificate of public weigher required when... 5.^ 

Commissioners, Cheshire county, salaries 132, 133 

county, may employ prisoners in county jails 133 

Conch, taking from Hampton river, not limited to residents of state ^7 

Concord, bond issue authorized for improvements in water-works 

system 2ij 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Union School District, annual elections, polls open ; check- 
lists used, when 240 

board of education to prepare and 

publish finanacial budget 241 

moderator and clerk, regulations 

for filling vacancies 240, 241 

official ballot to be used for elec- 
tion of officers 239 

Connecticut river, bridge over, at Dalton, appropriation l/^! 

at Hanover, appropriation 185 

in Coos county, brook trout, taking 82 

Constitutional con\ention, taking sense of voters on the question of 

calling 191, 192 

Co-operative marketing associations, copy of by-laws, marketing 

contracts, etc., filed .with 
commissioner of agricul- 
ture, when 44. 4.-' 

investigation by commissioner 

of agriculture 4r 

systems of accounting pre- 
scribed by commissioner of 

agriculture, when 4.i 

Corporations, business, annual return to be filed on or before April 1, 102, 103 
date when secretary of state shall send notice 

of failure to file annual return 102 

fees in case of stock reduction 48, 49 

minimum fee for amendments to record of 

organization ^^ 



1927] INDEX 271 

Corporations, certain charters repealed 247-252, 256, 257 

foreign, registration fee 76 

County officers, publication of campaign receipts and expenditures 

required 15S 

Courts, municipal, see Municipal Courts. 

])robatc, sec Probate court, (irafton county. 
superior, sec Superior court, 
supreme, sec Supreme court. 
Criminal cases, appealed, report to lower court retjuircd after ter- 
mination in superior court 23, 24 

Dalton Bridge, appropriation 178 

Dan Hole pond, 1)ruok trout, taking 81 

Deer, Cheshire county, open season for taking 71, 72 

transportation of, regulations 1()4, 105 

Deerfield, highway in, appropriation 195 

Dental board, state, appropriation 166, 172 

Departmental expenditures regulated 151, 152 

Dependent mothers' aid. appropriation 167, 17>5 

approval of employment by stale board of 

education 106, l;)7 

emergency allowances 106 

Derry, authorized to refund water bonds 2-16 

Co-operative Building and Loan Association, authorized to 

change name to Derry Co-operative Bank 245, 246 

Digest, supreme court decisions, appropriation 194 

Dog kennels, licensing 77 

Dogs, breeding, licenses, fees 77 

Dover, authorized to incur debts to the amount of six per cent of 

, its valuation 254. 255 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

repayment to city for overpayment of state tax 19, 20 

to Rochester, layout of state-aid highway provided for 138 

Dublin pond, brook trout, taking 81 

Dummer and Alilan, highway in, appropriation 194, 19? 

Durham, School District, authorized to exceed limit of indebtedness 230, 231 
water system 127, 128 

Eastern States Exposition, committee authorized to investigate 

proposal to erect New Hampshire building 182, 183 

I'^flucation, state board of, appropriation 167, 1 73 

institute proceedings for taking oL land 

by eminent domain for normal schools .lO 

may excuse normal school graduates 

from compulsory teaching in state.. 26 
may make emergency allowances to de- 
pendent mothers ' ^^^^6 

may require appointment of additional 

truant officers when 40, 41 



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INDEX I 192; 



Elections, primary, date I55 137 

expenditures, amounts limited 157, 138 

nominations by party committees 157 

paid agents, affidavits required 158 

registration 158 

penalties for violation of law 158, 159 

Elliott, George H., in favor of 192, 193 

Emergency fund, appropriation, to protect interests of state 46, 4/ 

Enforcement prohibitory law department, appropriation 164, 169, 170 

Executive department, appropriation 163, 168 

Exeter, municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Factory Inspection, appropriation 163, 17(», 171 

Farmington school district, authorized to exceed limit of indebtedness 223 
Federal census, co-operation with federal government to secure 

more accurate separation of urban and rural population of state 128, 129 

Fees, bondsmen, professional 43 

business corporations 48, 49 

dogs, breeding 77 

foreign corporations, registration 76 

fraternal benefit societies 36, 57 

fur dealers 113 

motor vehicles, second hand, licenses 64 

tractors 116, 117 

public weighers 54 

Fire insurance contracts, time when adjustment of losses must 

begin ; penalty 49, 50 

Firemen's relief fund, appropriation 168, 173 

Fires, camp, regulations for lighting 59, 60 

liability for, without permit ^9 

permits to kindle on land of another 59 

First New Hampshire Infantry, history, appropriation 181, 182 

Fish and game, Alstead, Warren pond, ice fishing prohibited for five 

years 1? 

brook trout, limit to be taken in one day 83, 84 

taking 81-83 

closed seasons, in emergency, by proclamation .... 40 
commissioner, duty to enforce law in regard to 

wild animals in captivity 43, 44 

may make regulations as to sale of 

furs ll-^ 

to certify to governor killing of wild 

cats for bounty .-'.\ .->6 

conch, regulations in regard to taking, not to apply 

to Hampton river or tributaries -^7 

deer, taking, in Cheshire county 71. 11 

Fitzwilliam, Scott pond, ice fishing prohil)itcd 87 

fund, payment to be made from, for bounty on wild 

cats 00, .-56 



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INDEX 273 



Fish and game, furs, purchase and sale 113 114 

f^^s '.''.'.'.'.'.'.'. " 113 

hcenses 1 1 :> 

penalties I J4 

records of sales II4 115 

rules and regulations by fish and game com- 
missioner I l_i 

Greenfield, Sunset lake, ice fishing i)rohil)ited for 

five years -1 

Hancock and Nelson, certain ponds, ice fishing 

prohibited for five years 35 

horned pout, limit to be taken in one day 3S 

lake trout, limit to be taken in one day 83, 8-1 

taking 83' g4 

licenses, penalties for violations ,SG 

oysters, taking " j,,; i,^^ 

pheasants, taking in Merrimack county 32 

pickerel, taking ,S4 83 

private ponds, sale and transportation ul hsh from 39 

salmon, limit to be taken in one day 83, 84 

taking 83, 84 

smelt, fresh water, taking 38, 39 

salt water, taking 51, 52 

transportation, 

deer by non-residents 1()4. ]()}, 

by residents 104 

lish or wild game by non-residents 103, 104 

by residents 103 

penalties for violations of law 105 

special permits authorized when 105 

iMtzwilliam, Scott i)ond, ice fishing prohibited 87 

FcKjd, ice cream, sale and manufacture 2] 

sanitary production, enforcement of law 20, 2i 

Forest fires, prosecutions 38, 59 

improvement fund, created 149, 150 

receipts from sale nursery stock credited 

to 150, 131 

lands, public, tax abatement to towns containing, procedure.. 57, 58 

protection, regulation of fires 58-60 

I'Orester, state, to make regulations in regard to ])erniits for kindling 

fires near forests, etc 58, .i9 

Forestry department, appropriation 1()6. 172 

Foster, General John G., appropriation for ixntrait of 1 7(i 

Franconia Notch, appropriation for purchase, to lajise when 91 

Franklin, municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Fraternal benefit societies, fee for filing annual statement 56, 37 

Free employment bureau, appropriation 165, 171 

Furs, dealers in, sec Fish and game, furs. 



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[1927 



G. A. R. Department, approjjiiation 1()6, 172 

Gasoline, mixed with illuminating oils, sale forbidden; exception... 41, 42 
Gilman I'aper Company, rights as to water power extended for 

six years 224 

Governor and council, authorized to appoint conmiittee to investi- 
gate marsh lands of Hampton, 

etc 149 

to aj)point recess commission to 
study question of consolida- 
tion of state departments .... 20o 
tax revision. 205, 206 
to appoint surveyor to perambu- 
late Maine, New Hampshire 

boundary line 13.5 

to deed certain real estate in 

Keene to Mary A. Lampros. . 228 

to take land by eminent domain 
for placing monuments on 

Maine boundary 136 

may issue regulations as to expenditures for 
travel and board of department heads 

and assistants 151, 152 

authorized to appoint committee of investigation for 

building at Eastern States Exposition . . . 182, ISo 
to raise emergency state force of militia .... 78, 79 
to receive certain funds as trustee for national 

guard 1 74, 175 

clerical assistance 46 

may cxi^end emergency fund for state departments 40, A7 

may order by proclamation enrollment lists of male 

citizens 77, 7S 

salary 40 

Grafton county, probate court, terms of 2(1 

Power Company, charter amended 22.1-227 

Grand Army Hall, Nashua, to lie held in trust for use of patriotic 

organizations --'-' 

Granite State Dairymen's Association, appropriation 16?, 171 

Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation 165, 170 

Greenfield, Sunset lake, ice fishing prohibited for five years' 51 

Groveton, state-aid highway designated, to West Milan 13^ 

Hamptox and Hampton Falls, marsh lands to be investigated, 

for remedy for coast erosion 149 

Hampton Falls, appropriation for improvement of common 183, 184 

Hancock and Nelson, Nubanusit lake and Spoonwood pond, ice fish- 
ing prohibited for five years ^^ 

Hanover, Ledyard bridge, appropriation 1"^"' 

Harrisville, North pond, name changed to Lake Sketutahkce ^7 

Hay, sold by weight, certificate of public weigher required when . . . .i3 



1927] INDEX 275 

Health, local boards of, authorized to enforce law in regard to 

serving of milk for drinking purposes 

in hotels, lunch rooms, etc 119, 120 

to enforce regulations regarding sanitary 

production of food 20, 21 

state board of, appropriation 166, 17! 

authorized to enforce law in regard to serv- 
ing of milk for drinking purposes in 

hotels, lunch rooms, etc 119, 120 

Healy, Jeremiah B., Jr., in favor of 2C2 

Hebron, meeting of Feb. 1, 1927, legalized 242 

High schools, tuition paid by district, when 30 

Highway commissioner, joint authority with motor vehicle commis- 
sioner in regard to excess loading emergency permits 

for motor vehicles 9.t, 96 

continuous, established from Central road in Claremont li> 

junction Dartmouth College Road in Lebanon 136-l.V 

department, authorized to enter private prt)perty for erec- 
tion of snow fences 140 

to investigate possibility of constructing 
bridge over Piscataqua river between 

Durham and Newington 1S4 

surveyor to be appointed to perambulate 

Maine boundary l-\"' 

Dover to Rochester, layout of a state-aid highway author- 
ized ^^^ 

Pierce, Franklin, designated -^^ 

Somersworth, authorized to take state aid on Rollinsford 

road 139 

state-aid, designated from Groveton to West -Milan 139 

Laconia to Pittsfield 147 

New Hampton to Ashland . . . 141^ 

Sugar Loaf, guard rail, appropriation 183 

Highways, apfjropriation in Rarrington 201, 202 

Bath, Landaff and F.aston 190, 191 

Brookfield 188 

Chichester 187. 188 

Deerfield 193 

Dummer and Milan 194, 195 

Hudson 185, 186 

Jaffrey, Poole memorial road 189, 190 

Jefiferson 190 

Laconia 188, 189 

Madison 20i 

Meredith 195, 196 

Rumney 186, 187 

Tamworth l^-* 

Wilmot ^S6 

Wilton to Grccn\ illo 187 



276 INDEX [1927 

Highways, changes in location to a\oid raih-oad crossing may be 

ordered by public service commission 125 

powers of selectmen to regulate use of and pre\cnt abuse 

of 101, 102 

regulation of, notices to be posted; penalty for violating 101, 102 
snow fences, authority gi\en to enter private land to 

erect 140 

time same may remain erected, limited .... 140 
state aid, no excess to towns unless sufficient state funds 

are available 124 

town, percentage required to be raised by town for state 

aid 98. 99 

repairing, way over obstructions must be provided.. 96 

trunk lines, commissioner to regulate use of 101, 102 

Horned pout, limit to be taken in one day 38 

Hospital, state, sec State hospital. 

Hotels, register of guests to be kept ; open to inspection 86 

serving of milk for drinking purposes, regulated 119, 120 

Household chemicals, sale and use of ammonia and bleaching lluids 

regulated 22 

Hudson, highway in, appropriation 185, 186 

Hvgiene, laboratory' of, appropriation 165, 171 

Ice Cre.\m, defined 21 

regulating the sale and manufacture of 21 

ice fishing, Alstead, Warren pond, prohibited for five years 18 

Fitzwilliam, Scott pond, prohibited for five years ^7 

Greenfield, Sunset lake, prohibited for five years 51 

Hancock and Nelson, ponds in, prohibited for five years 36 

Illuminating or fuel oils, sale of, test required 41, 42 

Indexing, department of, appropriation 166, 172 

Industrial school, appropriation 167, 173 

girls' cottage, appropriation - 198 

l)ond issue authorized 1*^9 

Insurance department, appropriation 163, 169 

fire, contracts, adjustment of losses must begin when, 

penalty ■ • • • -+9, .-^0 

foreign companies, insuring only through agents, excep- ■ 

tions 1^7, 118 

motor vehicle liability policy: 

defined ^"^ 

form to be approved by commissioner ... 68, 69 

provisions required 68, 65 

Interest charges, appropriation I'j' • '■ '^ 

Investment contracts, included in definition of securities 79 



1927] INDEX 277 

Jaffrey, Arthur E. Poole memorial road, appropriation 189, 19i) 

Jail, Cheshire county, house of correction designated 114, 113 

Jefferson, highway in, appropriation 19U 

Jewish rabbis, solemnization of marriage Ijy 35 

Junk dealer, motor \ehicles, provisions regarding licenses, ,?<■.■ Motor 
\ehicles, second hand. 

Kearsakge Mountain road, Wilmcjt, appropriation -. 186 

Keenc, governor and council to deed to Mary A. Lampros certain 

' real estate in 22S 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Kelley, Martin A., in favor of I7^j 

Kerosene, sale of, test required 41, 42 

Labor Bureau, appropriation 163, 170 

Lachance, William, in favor of 177 

Laconia armory, appropriation 200 

bond issue authorized 200, 201 

authorized to appropriate money for site for state armory 

building 260, 261 

Belknap County Cemetery, name changed 231 

highway in, appropriation 188, 189 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

State School, appropriation 167, 173 

new dormitory, bond issue authorized 160, 161 

Lake trout, taking 83 

Lampros, Mary A., governor and council authorized to deed certain 

real estate in Keene to 228 

Law enforcement, commissioner, salary increase 133 

department, appropriation 164, 169, 170 

Lebanon, municipal court, salary of justice 123 

Legacy and succession tax, transfer of questions of law to supreme 

court 48 

Legislature, appropriation 164, 17(1 

bills proposed to be introduced may be filed with secre- 
tary of state prior to meeting 141, 142 

employees, appropriation 206, 207 

members of, to receive mileage from homes to most 

convenient railroad station 141 

organization, appropriation I'D 

Libraries, public, s*ee Public Libraries. 

Lien, bridge •. 



Liens for water rates 



88 



public works, surety bonds required to protect 107, 108 

Lisbon School Set-off, so called, restored to the town of Lyman.. 228, 229 



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Lost River road, appropriation 190 191 

Lyman, school district lines changed 228, 229 

Madison, highway in, appropriation 201 

Mahoney, Peter, in favor of 179, 180 

Maine and New Hampshire boundary line, marking, appropriation 136 

map to be pre- 
pared and 

filed 133, 136 

monuments to 

be placed. 133 
perambulation 
by survey- 
or appoint- 
ed by gov- 
ernor and 
council . . 135 
taking lands 
for monu- 
ments ... 136 
Manchester, authorized to acquire and operate recreation field and 

aviation field 258, 259 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

purchase of new uniforms for police, authorized when 224 

Mara, William H., in favor of 179 

Marketing, co-operative associations, sde Co-operative associations. 

Alarriage, solemnization by Jewish rabbis 55 

Maturing bonds, appropriation 168 

Memorials, Bennington and Saratoga, markers for 203, 204 

Mendham pond, Barrington, name changed 36 

Aleredith, highway in, appropriation 195, 196 

Merrimack county, pheasants, open season for taking 52 

sheriff, salary 75, 76 

Milan, Dummer and, highway in, appropriation 194, 195 

Military organizations, appropriation 168, 173 

Militia, adjutant-general, salary increa.se 78 

emergency force, governor authorized to raise 78, 79 

enrollment lists, governor may order by proclamation .... 77, 78 

time for filing 7i^ 

governor authorized to receive as trustee funds for national 

guard 174, 175 

Milk, serving of, in hotels, lunch rooms, etc. 

enforcement of law by state and local boards of health . . . 120 

limitations of act 120 

original bottles must be used 119, 120 

penalties for violations 120 

standard of quality required 120 

Morin, Arthur O., in favor of 203 

Moth suppression, appropriation 165, 171 



1927] index' 279 

^fotluTs' aid, see Dependent mothers' aid. 

Motor vehicle, dealer to include person engaged in Imyini; promis- 
sory notes secured by mortgage upon 61 

road toll, amount 92 

distributors required to re]iori to motor 
vehicle connnissioner anKniiii ni fuel 

used 144 

Motor vehicles, commissioner of, duties as to nt)n-rt'sident jirivilege 

registration 1.''4, L^? 

joint authority with hrghw ay com- 
missioner to grant emer- 
gency permits for motor 

vehicle excess loading 93, 96 

excess loading, emergency permits granted 95, 96 

non-resident privilege registration, application to be 

filed 134 

certificate issued without charge 134 

law does not apply to owners living 

within 15 miles of state line 13.i 

limitation, sixty days 134 

number plates to be furnished by com- 
missioner 134 

operator's permit 134, 13? 

number plates for succeeding year may be displayed 

December 27 to December 31 92, 93 

operator's license, form of application 2? 

parking regulations 94 

permit fees, basis of computation 2.-1, 26 

registration, form of application for 24, 2d 

second hand, application for licenses 62 

fees for licenses 64 

penalties for violations of law 64 

plates furnished by commissioner.... 62, 63 
premises may be entered by commis- 
sioner, police or selectmen 63, 64 

record book to be kept by licensee . . 63 

registration ; distinguishing number . 62 

revocation of license in discretion of 

commissioner 64 

rules and regulations as to purchase, 

sale or exchange 63 

separate registration for each place 

of business 62 

use of cars for demonstration or ser- 
vice in connection with business 

only 63 

vehicles and parts must be held four 

days before sale 6.-) 



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INDEX 



[1927 



Motor vehicles, security in case of accidents: 

cash, etc., as security ; regulations 70, 71 

certificate of insurance acceptable ; to be filed 

with court 67 

insurance policy, form 68, 69 

limitation of act 71 

petition for security 66 

dismissed when 70 

hearing upon 69, 70 

l)reliminary hearing not evidence 70 

registration suspended upon failure to furnish 

security 66, 67 

reinstated, when 67, 68 

security ordered by court 66, 67 

speed, prima facie evidence 93, 94 

regulations 93, 94 

tractors, fees 116, 117 

Municipal courts, salary of justices fixed 121, 122, 123 

motor vehicle permits, fees, basis of computation 25, 26 

water-works, liens for water rates 88 

Municipalities, highway departments, authorized to enter private 

property for erection of snow fences 140 

may abate local taxes on manufacturing establish- 
ments 155, 156 

may adopt provisions for public scales 54 

may petition for change of location of highway to 

avoid railroad crossing 125 

public playgrounds, authorize collection of admis- 

~ sion fees for amateur athletic contests thereon 121 
see also Towns. 

Xames Changed, Barrington, Ayer's pond 36 

Mendham pond 36 

Swaine's and Bodge's pond 36 

Belknap County Cemetery 231 

by probate court 208-213 

by superior court in divorce proceedings 213-216 

Derry Co-operative Building and Loan Assn. . . . 245, 246 

Harrisville, North pond 37 

Highway No. 9 ' 57 

Sons of Veterans, N. H. division 218. 219 

Nashua, authorized to hold John F. Stark homestead for historical 

purposes and make appropriations therefor 234-236 

empowered to hold in trust for use of patriotic organiza- 
tions, Grand Army Hall 229 

ward lines changed 236-238 

National banks, may act as executors l-"* 

report of cashier to selectmen of towns of stock- 
holders, requirements ^"9, 130 

Nelson, Nubanusit lake, ice fishing prohibited for five years 36 



1927] INDEX 281 

New Hampshire boundary line with Maine, marking 133, 136 

College of Agriculture and llie Mechanic Arts, sec 
University of New Hampshire. 

Historical Society, appropriation 168, 173 

Horticultural Society, appropriation 163, 171 

Medical Society, charier amended in regard to 

membership 232 

Poultry Growers' Association, funds distributed 

to, from state college 146, 147 

Sheep Breeders' Association, appropriation 163, 171 

Veterans' Association, appropriation 196 

New Hampton, designation of state-aid road to Ashland 14.S 

New London Water System Precinct, authorized to liorrow money 

and extend 
water - works 

system 257, 238 

to refund limited 
portions o f 

bonds 230 

Newport, municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Normal school graduates, obligation to teach in state excused, when 26 

Plymouth, appropriation 192 

schools, taking of land for, procedure 50 

North Conway Lighting Precinct, annual meeting and adjourn- 
ments legalized • 219 

North pond, Harrisville, name changed 37 

Northern Railroad, charter amended as to additional ofticers and 

qualifications of directors 235, 236 

Nurses' home, state hospital, appropriation 159, 160 

Oils, Fuel, see Illuminating oils. 

Old Home Week Association, appropriation 168, 173 

Optometry, board of, appropriation 166, 172 

Oysters, taking 105, 106 

P.^ROLi-: Offickr, state prison, compensation 85, 86 

Pensions, town employees, maximum amoimt 29 

Personal property, conditional sales, consent of vendor required for 

resale 97 

existence of first lien must be 
endorsed before second lien 

executed 98 

penalties for violations of regu- 
lations in regard to resale 

and second liens 9c 

penalty for falsehood in regard 

to affidavit 97 

setting of fire to, or aiding in burning, penalty. 118, 119 

Peterborough Home for the Aged, incorporation 242, 243 

Pharmacy commission, appropriation 166, 172 



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Pheasants, taking in Merrimack county 52 

Pickerel, taking g4_ §5 

Pierce, Franklin, highway designated 5/ 

homestead, appropriation 168, 173 

Piscataqiui river, highway department to investigate possiliility of 

constructing bridge between Durham and Newington 184 

Pittsfield, Gilmanton and Laconia Province Road, designated 147 

Playgrounds, public, towns may authorize collection of admission - 

fees for amateur athletic contests thereon 121 

Plymouth normal school, appropriation, Mary Lyon Hall 192 

Poole, Arthur E., Alemorial road, Jafifrey, appropriation 189, 190 

Portsmouth, bond issue authorized for new schoolhouse 233, 234 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Primary election, see Elections. 
Prison, state, see State prison. 

Prisoners' Aid Association, appropriation 168, 173 

Prisoners in county jails, county commissioners may employ 133 

Probate court, Grafton county, terms of . .« 20 

Probate courts, appropriation 164, 170 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 4, -t. 16, members of legislature, mileage 141 

9, J'. 5, normal schools 50 

s. 8, purchasing agent, assistants S7 

10, s, 17, salary cataloguer, state library 115 

.s\ 38, state library, assistant secretary 99 

^•. 51, public libraries, trust funds 99, 100 

J". 54, public libraries, trustees llX.' 

i". 56, trustees, duties 100, 101 

s. 58, defunct libraries 101 

14, s. 13, salary deputy secretary of state 152, 153 

15, -s". 6, deposits of public moneys 19 

.f. 11, forest improvement fund 150, 151 

J. 23, salary deputy state treasurer 153 

s. 34, special appropriations, lapse when 22, 23 

19, .y. 11, departmental expenditures 151, 152 

s. 34, governor's salar3r 46 

J. 34, renumbered 35 46 

s. 35, renumbered 36 " 47 

^. 36, renumbered 37 47 

-f. 37, renumbered 38 and amended 47 

25, JT. 4, primary date 156, 157 

new .f. 23-a, nominations by party committees 157 

34, s. 5, primary expenditures 157, 15S 

s. 24, campaign receipts 158 

new s. 24-a, paid agents 158 

s. 26, penalties 158, 159 

38, s. 28, Cheshire county commissioners 132, 133 



1927] INDEX 283 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 42, j-. 5, special tuwn meetings 12, 73 

s. 32, public playground 121 

J'. 45, pensions, town employees, amount 29 

43, .<■. 13, added, liens for water rates 88 

47, i". 15, highways, regulation of 101, 102 

05, s. 18, income tax return 28, 29 

70, ^■. 5, national banks, report of cashier 129, loO 

73, new iW. 29 and 30. transfer tax reciprocal exemp- 
tion 47, 48, 126 

SO, jr. 28, town highways, obstructions during repairs. 96 

84, J-. 22, highways, state aid 124, 125 

87, .r. 6, town highways, state aid 98, 99 

99, .f. 1, IV, motor vehicle dealer, defined 61 

100, i-. 1, motor vehicle application for registtration, 

form of oath 24, 25 

s. 14, motor vehicle municipal permits 25, 26 

new ss. 44-56, motor vehicle junk licenses 62-64 

101, s. 1, motor vehicle, operator's license, form of 

oath 2? 

102, s. 1, tractors, fees 116, 117 

JT. 1, fee, motor vehicle junk licenses 64 

103, -s". 2, motor vehicles, number plates 92, 93 

new s. 16-a, motor vehicles, parking regulations 94 

i-i-. 17, 18, motor vehicles, speed regulations 93, 94 

.<•. 22, motor vehicles, excess loading 95, 96 

104, .S-. 3, motor vehicle road toll 144 

J-. 4, motor vehicle road toll, amount 92 

116, .y. 21, normal school graduates 26 

JT. 40, dependent mothers' aid 106 

J-. 44, approved employment, for dependent mothers 106, 107 

117, s. 34, additional truant officers, appointed when... 40, 41 
i-. 39, school supervisory unions, date of annual 

meeting 27, 28 

118, J-. 11, school tuition, non-residents 74, 75 

119, .s-,<-. 10, 11, salaries of school district ofiicers 27 

y. 26, high school tuition, paid by district when . . 30 

120, -f. 3, special school district meetings 73 

121, jr. 5, school money, payment to district treasurer, 

when 3:i 

122, .V. 23, schoolhouses, locking devices 89, 90 

s. 24, schoolhouses, exits 90 

124, -v. 9, militia enrollment lists 17 , T^ 

s. 10, militia enrollment lists, time for filing 78 

.<•. 63, adjutant-general, salary 78 

i-. 104, new section added, emergency forces 78, 79 

137, s. 6, sanitary production of food, enforcement ol 

regulations '^*'' '^' 

139, s. 17, ice cream, sale and manufacture of ^- 



284 INDEX [1927 

I'uhlic Laws, repealed, amended, etc.: 

chapter 144, i\ 74, law enforcement commissioner 153 

150, s. 10. licensing breeding dogs 77 

161, ,f. 3, salary weights and measures inspectors 152 

new .v.w 41-48, public scales ri3, 54 

.s-.v. 41-43, renumbered 49-51 54 

162, s. 25, sale of illuminating oils 41, 42 

j\ 27, repealed J? 

new .w 55-a, ammonia and bleaching fluids 22 

165, apples, grading and packing, new regulations 31-3' 

171, new .?j-. 7, 8, 9, hotels and lodging houses, register St 

180, .i-. 5, University of N. H. trustees 88, 89 

^■. 8, University of N. H., water system 127, 128 

i". 28, state college, poultry department extension 

work 146 

^.f. 29, 30, 31, repealed 147 

187, .s-j. 37, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, sale and use of vaccines.. 143, 144 

191, .y. 32, forest fires, prosecutions 58, 59 

.y. 34, forest fires, permits 59 

J-. 35, liability for fires without permit 59 

.y. 36, fires, imlawful, penalties 59 

.s\ 37. camp fires, regulations 59, 60 

192, s. 7, forest improvement fund 149, 150 

i". 16, tax abatement on account of public forest 

lands 57, 58 

197, .?.?■. 10, 11, 12, fish and game, transportation 103-105 

new .S-. 33-a, temporary closed seasons for fishing 

and hunting 4J 

j-. 63, bounty on wild cats 55, 56 

198, i-. 2, deer, taking 71, 72 

.s'jT. 6, 7, repealed 105 

.y. 22, dealers in furs 113, 114 

199, .S-. 3, pheasants 52 

200, .S-. 1, brook trout, taking 81-83 

.«•. 2, salmon, taking 83 

.S-. 3, lake trout, taking 83 

6-. 5, limit 83, 84 

•,-.?. 11, 12, pickerel, taking •. . • • 84, 85 

i\ 15, horned pout, limit to be taken in one day . . 3S 

s. 17, fresh water smelt, taking 38, 39 

s. 33, salt water smelt, taking .il, 52 

.f. 40, oysters, taking 105, lOi) 

jr. 42, conch, taking from Hampton river 37 

201, .S-. 14, sale and transportation of fish from private 

ponds 39 

202, .y. 13, fish and game licenses, penalties for violations 80 
s. 16, repealed ^^-^ 

216, new .s-.v. 30-a, 30-b, 30-c, 30-d, 30-e, perscmal proper- 

ty, conditional sales 97, 98 

217, s. 12, bridge Hens 10^ 



1^-^27 J INDEX 285 

Public Laws, repealed, amended, etc. : 

chapter 224, new .«-. 6-a, 10-a, 31 -a, 39-a, co-()pcrati\c market- 
ing associations 44 45 

225, .sw. 87, 88, business corporations, annual returns... 102, 103 

s. 92, business corporations, fees 48 

•T. 95, business corporations, fees 48, 49 

231, s. 1, foreign corporations, registration fee 76 

237, s. 10, salary public service commission 145 

240, s. 2b, public utilities, discontinuance of service 145, 146 

249, .S-. 8, highways, changes in location 125 

261, s. 20, savings departments of trust companies 130 

262, s. 3, II, savings bank investments 108, 109 

•s". 6, VI, savings bank investments 109 

.V.S-. 7, 8, savings bank investments 109, 110 

.S-. 9, savings bank in\ estments 110 

s. 12, VIT, IX, X, XII, XIV, X\', savings bank 

investments 110-113 

J. 12, Vlll-a, added, receivers' certificates Ill 

264, s. 13, banks as executors 154 

275, .r.s-. 18, 19, foreign insurance companies 117, 118 

276, s. 10, fire insurance 40 

s. 13, fire insurance 49_ io 

283, s. 68, fraternal benefit societies 56, 57 

284, s. 2, sale of securities 79 

286, J". 34, solemnization of marriage 55 

295, s. 9, Grafton, county probate court, terms 20 

315, s. 15, salaries, supreme court justices 74 

316, ,s-. 1, superior court, number of justices 60 

.f. 5, salaries, superior court justices 74 

323, s. 32, municipal courts, salary of justices 121, 122 

324, s. 27, sheriffs' salaries 7?, 76, 97, 115, 116 

356, J. 20, II, trustee process, exemption from 41 

366, .S-. 2, criminal cases, procedure in superior court.. 23. 24 

•s". 4, recognizance forfeited, report required .... 24 

369, .S-. 29, parole officer 85, 86 

382, s. 1, wild animals in captivity 43, 44 

397, ,s- 7, Cheshire county house of correction to be jail 114, 115 

J. 22, employment of prisoners 133 

391, ss. 1, 2, 3, arson 118. 119 

ss. 4, 5, repealed, burning- projjcrty ()0 

new .«•. 4, 5, arson 119 

400, s. 2, stale prison, warden 123 

.S-. 8, IX, repealed, state prison 123 

s. 15, repealed, state prison, convicts 123 

jr. 24, repealed, state prison, borrowing bj^ warden 124 

i'ublie libraries, defunct, certain property to be returned to state. . 101 
trust funds to be held by town trustees of trust 

funds 99, 100 

trustees, duties 100, 101 

organization 100 



286 INDEX [1927 

Public library commission, appropriation 167, 172 

lodging house, defined ^f, 

register to be kept ; open to inspection 86 

moneys, state treasurer authorized to deposit in banks . . 19 

service commission, appropriation 163 169 

authorized to make investigation of Bos- 
ton & Maine Railroad... 204, 205 
to discontinue service of 
public utilities upon fail- 
ure to render service.... 14.\ 146 
may order change of location of high- 
ways to avoid railroad crossings, in 

certain cases 123 

salary of commissioners 143 

scales, adoption of provisions by municipality 34 

certificates of weighers required when 33 

maintenance by municipality 34 

penalty for illegal sales 34 

public weighers, appointment 33 

fees 34 

penalty for violation of duties 34 

utilities, service may be discontinued by public service com- 
mission, upon failure to render service 143, 146 

Publicity board, appropriation 165, 171 

Purchasing agent, assistants, compensation 87 

agent's department, appropriation 163, 164, 169 

Purnell Act of congress, acceptance of 179 

Rau^road, change of location of highway to avoid crossing, may be 

ordered by public service commission; expenses, how divided.. 12:< 

Road toll, motor vehicle, amount 92, 144 

Roadside booths or stands, serving of milk for drinking purposes 

regulated 119, 120 

Rockingham county, appropriation for reimbursements for rebuild- 
ing bridge over Exeter river ISl 

Ross, Onslow, in favor of 193 

Rowbartwood Lake, designated ■ 129 

Rumney, highway in, appropriation 1^6, 187 

Safe Deposit Boxes, rent unpaid for two years, notice 131, 132 

sixty days thereafter contents of box may be 

placed in storage vault, procedure 131, 132 

Salary, adjutant-general ^^ 

cataloguer, state library H- 

Cheshire county commissioners ^^2, 133 

deputy secretary of state '^^^' ^^"^ 

state treasurer '^ — 

governor 

secretary _^ 

law enforcement, commissioner 1-^"' 

municipal court justices ^'-^- '" • ^ _ 

public service commissioners ^^^ 



1927] INDEX 287 

Salary, sheriff, Cheshire county 97 

Merrimack county 75, 75 

SulHvan county 115, 116 

sheriffs of the several counties 115, 116 

superior court justices 74 

supreme court justices 74 

weights and measures, inspectors 152 

Sale of securities, term defined 79 

Salem, empowered to issue bonds for expenses incurred in tax 

litigation 220 

Salmon, taking 83 

Sanatorium, state, see State sanatorium. 

Saratoga, marker on battlefield, appropriation 203, 204 

Savings banks, determination of assets of savings department of 

trust company for dividend purposes 130 

investments, "company" to include corporations do- 
ing water, heat or ice business 109 
in Canadian National Railways, bonds 109 
in capital stock of senior preference of 

certain companies 112 

* in Colony of Newfoundland bonds.... 10<J 
in New England manufacturing com- 
panies, stock and bonds 112, 11,5 

in public service companies Ill 

in real estate mortgages secured by ap- 
proved guaranty 108, 109 

in receivers' certificates Ill 

in steam railroad companies, stock 110 

in telephone and telegraph companies, 

stock Ill, 112 

limitations 1U9, 110 

Scales, public, see Public scales. 

School district meetings, special, emergency appropriations, pro- 
cedure for calling 72, 73 

officers, payment of salaries 27 

salaries determined b\' school district 27 

districts, not maintaining high school, payment of tuition 

when '^" 

money, selectmen to pay to district treasurer as school board 

may require ■^-"' 

supervisory unions, date of annual meeting 27, 28 

tuition, non-residents 74, 7.-> 

Schoolhouses, locking devices regulated 89, 90 

Schools, high, tuition paid by district when 30 

normal, graduates excused from obligation to Icacli in 

state, when 26 

taking of land for ^^^ 

Seabrook, Black Water river bridge, appropriation b'^4, 18.-1 

marsh lands to be investigated for remedy for coast 

149 

erosion ^^ 



288 INDEX [1927 

Secretary of state, authorized to provide for printing of bills prior 

to meeting of legislature 141, 142 

department, appropriation 163, 168 

deputy, salary increase 1S2, 133 

notice to business corporations of neglect to file 

annual returns, date 102 

to obtain from town officers metes and bounds 
of compact parts of certain towns, and 

transmit same to federal director of census 128, 129 

Selectmen, time for filing enrollment lists of militia 78 

Sheriffs, county, salaries 75. 76, 97, 115, 116 

Ship shares, included in definition of securities 79 

Smelt, fresh water, limit to be taken between 12 o'clock noon and 

12 o'clock following day 38, 39 

salt water, regulations as to taking 31, 32 

Snow fences, damages, assessment of 140 

erection on private property 140 

may remain in place from November to April 140 

Soldiers' home, appropriation 167, 172 

Somersworth, authorized to take state aid on Rollinsford road 139 

municipal court, salary of justice 122 

Sons of Veterans, New Hampshire Division, authorized to change 

name 218. 219 

Soucise, Frederick, in favor of 202 

Speed, motor vehicles, what shall be lawful 93, 94 

St. Mary's School for Girls, charter amended 252 

Stark,- John F., homestead, city of Nashua authorized to hold for 

historical purposes 234-236 

State auditing department, appropriation 163. 169 

college, see University of New Hampshire. 

dc])artments. consolidation of, recess commission to study 206 
limitation of departmental expenditures as to 

travel and board 131, 132 

hospital, appropriations 167, 173, 178, 197 

nurses' home, bond issue authorized l.-i9, 160 

house department, appropriation 166. 172 

library, appropriation .166, 167, 172 

cataloguer, salary 1 1-^ 

commission may employ assistant secretary; fix com- 



pensation 



99 



prison, appropriation 167, 173. 180, 181, 191 

parole officer, compensation 8.i, So 

warden, tenure of office 123 

sanatorium, appropriation 167. 173, 197, 198 

tax, assessment and collection 16- 

treasurer, authorized to deposit public moneys in certain banks 19 

deputy, salary increase '■^•^ 

to keep separate account of receipts from sale nur- 
sery stock ^■^•^'' 1-^^ 



1927] INDEX 289 

Stream flow gauging stations, appropriation 177 

Sullivan county, authorized to refund its bonded indebtedness 236 

sheriiif, salary increase 115, 116 

Superior court, appropriation 164, 170 

clerk of, duties as to registration of professional 

bondsmen 42, 43 

report to lower court of forfeited recog- 
nizance, within ten days 24 

required to report to lower courts, ter- 
mination of appealed criminal cases 23, 24 
joint committee for investigation of salaries, au- 
thorized 174 

number of justices increased 60 

salaries of justices 74 

Supreme court, appropriation 164, 170 

digest of decisions, publication, appropriation 194 

joint committee for investigation of salaries, au- 
thorized 174 

salaries of justices 74 

Surety on bail, false statements as to property, penalty 43 

Swaine's and Bodge's ponds, name changed 36 

Tamworth, highway in, appropriation 189 

Tax abatement, towns having public forest lands, procedure 57, 58 

commission, appropriation 163, 169 

Taxation, governor and council to appoint recess commission to 

study general question 205, 206 

interest and dividends, form of oath on return 28, 29 

legacy and succession tax, questions of law may be trans- 
ferred to supreme court 48 

local, on manufacturing establishments, abatement by 

municipalities 155, 156 

transfer tax, questions of law may be transferred to 

supreme court 48 

reciprocal exemption 47, 48, 126 

Taxes, apportionment of public 11-18 

Tilton and Northfield School District, created 222, 223 

Town employees, pensions, maximum amount 29 

meetings, special, emergency appropriations, procedure for 

calling 12, 72) 

officers, required to report, when requested, metes and bounds 

of compact part of towns, for use in federal census 128, 129 

Towns, may adopt provisions regarding public scales 54 

tax abatement on account of public forest lands, procedure 57, 58 
see also Municipalities. 

Tractors, fees 116, 117 

Treasury department, appropriation 163, 168, 169 

Trout, taking 81-84 

Truant officers, additional, appointed when required by state board 

of education 40, 41 



290 INDEX [1927 

Trust tunds. public libraries, held under management of town trus- 
tees of trust funds 99, 100 

Trustee process, exemption from, wages, to what amount 41 

Tubercular children, appropriation 165, 170 

patients, appropriation 165, 170 

University of New Hampshire, appropriation 167, 173 

trustees authorized to install 

water system 127, 128 

election and appoint- 
ment 88, 89 

use of funds for poultry exten- 
sion work 146, 147 

Vaccines, regulations as to sale and use for diseased domestic 

animals 143, 144 

Veterinary surgeons, registration, appropriation 166, 172 

Vital statistics, department of, appropriation 163, 171 

Webster, Daniel, Birthplace, appropriation 168, 173, 193 

Weights and measures, department of, appropriation 165, 171 

inspectors, salary increase 152 

public scales, sec Public scales. 
Wentworth's Location, Big and Little Greenough ponds, brook trout, 

taking 81, 82 

White pine blister rust, appropriation 166, 172 

Wiggin, xA.rthur H., in favor of 203 

Wild cats, bounties on 55, 56 

Wild game, transportation of, regulations 103, 104 

Wilmot, Kearsarge mountain road, appropriation 186 

Wilton to Greenville, main highway, appropriation 187 

Winnipesaukee Telephone Company, charter repealed 256, 257 

Wolfeboro, empowered to establish the office of town manager 260 

village fire district, bond issue authorized 253, 254