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CHAP. 87 by the provisions of section eight, chapter Sixty-four of the

revised statutes as amended,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

‘Section 4. Persons licensed as aforesaid, before proceeding Bond.

to make such sales, leases or exchanges, except executors exempted therefrom by the provisions of section eight, chapter sixty-four of the revised statutes as amended, shall give bond to the judge for a sum, and with sureties to his satisfaction, with the following conditions:

I. That they will observe all provisions of law for the sale, leasing or exchange of such real estate or interests therein, and use due diligence in executing the trust.

II. That they will truly apply and account for the proceeds of sale or lease according to law.'

Conditions.

Approved March 16, 1899.

Section 31, chapter 116, R. Š., amended.

Chapter 87.
An Act relating to the taxation of costs in Trial Justice Actions.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section thirty-one of chapter one hundred and sixteen of the revised statutes is hereby amended by adding after the word "than" in the fourth line of said section, the words 'one dollar and,' and by aading to the end of said section the words 'but nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to reduce the fees of municipal courts otherwise established by law,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

Section 31. If any attorney at law or other person demands or takes for a writ of attachment with a summons, or for an original summons with the declaration, returnable before a trial justice, judge or recorder of a municipal or police court, more than one dollar and fifty-seven cents from the defendant; or, in the taxation of costs, such justice, judge or recorder, taxes or allows more than that sum for the same, he forfeits to the defendant not less than five, nor more than ten dollars, to be recovered in an action of debt, but nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to reduce the fees of municipal courts otherwise established by law.'

Penalty for overcharging costs.

Approved March 16, 1899.

CHAP, 88 Chapter 88. An Act to amend Chapter one hundred and nineteen, section two, of Public Laws of the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-five, relating to Inn. keepers, Boarding House Keepers and their Guests.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section two of chapter one hundred and nineteen of the Section 2,

chapter 119, public laws of the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and public laws ninety-five is hereby amended by adding to said section the fol- amended. lowing words, namely: 'Judges of municipal and police courts and trial justices shall have jurisdiction of all offenses arising under this chapter, where the amount of which any such innkeeper or boarding house keeper or the owners thereof have been thus defrauded, does not exceed the sum of twenty dollars,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

'Section 2. Innholders and keepers of hotels and boarding Penalty for houses shall post up a printed copy of sections one and two of

defrauding this act, in a conspicuous place in each room in their inns, hotels ing house

keepers. and boarding houses. Judges of municipal and police courts

-jurisdicand trial justices shall have jurisdiction of all offenses arising tion. under this chapter, where the amount of which any such innkeeper or boarding house keeper or the owners thereof have been thus defrauded, does not exceed the sum of twenty dollars.'

innkeepers and board

Approved March 16, 1899.

ized town

Chapter 89.
An Act to provide for the Schooling of Children in Unorganized Townships.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section 1. Whenever in any unorganized township in this schooling state there shall be two or more children between the ages of in unorganfour and twenty-one years, the state superintendent of schools ships, pro

vided for. shall cause an enumeration of said children to be made, and returned to him, and shall provide for the schooling of said children, either by establishing a school in the township, or by sending the children to schools in adjoining towns or plantations, or both, as shall by him be deemed expedient. In case any of said children are, by the state superintendent, sent to schools in adjoining towns or plantations, said children so sent expenses,

how paid. shall have the same rights in such school as children resident in said town or plantation. Provided, however, that in case the

sum to be raised by inhabitants.

CHAP. 89 interest on the reserve fund in any unorganized township

together with the amount arising from the per capita tax called for in this act, is not sufficient to provide schooling for the children of said township for at least twenty weeks in a year, the remainder of the expense shall be paid from the fund appropriated by section four of this act. Provided further, that no money shall be expended under this section for the benefit of any township until the inhabitants of said township shall pay to the state treasurer a sum equal to twenty-five cents for each

inhabitant thereof. How cost

Section 2. The state superintendent shall certify to the govof schooling

ernor and council the number and residence of the children shall be paid.

enumerated and schooled, as provided in section one of this chapter, together with the cost of schooling said children and the governor and council shall direct the treasurer of state to pay to the state superintendent of schools so much of the interest on the reserve land fund of the township in which said children reside as, added to the amount received from the inhabitants of the township from the per capita tax, shail pay the expense of said school. The state superintendent of schools shall pay to the treasurer of any town or plantation in which he may school any of said children, the same amount per scholar as is apportioned per scholar by the state treasurer for that year.

Section 3. The state superintendent of schools shall have Agents, appointment power to appoint agents for the several townships in which and duties of.

schools shall be established under this act, whose duty it shall be under the direction of the state superintendent to enumerate the pupils, collect the per capita tax, employ the teacher and attend to all necessary details in connection with said schools; for which work he shall be paid a sum not exceeding two dollars per day, when actually employed in this duty, and actual neces

sary traveling expenses. Appropria

Section 4. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions tion to carry act

of this act, there is hereby appropriated the sum of fifteen huninto effect. dred dollars annually.

Section 5. ,

All former acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed. repealed.

Section 6. This act shall take effect when approved.

-compensation.

Inconsistent acts,

Approved March 16, 1899.

CHAP. 90

Chapter 90.

An Act to amend the Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, Chapter three

hundred and four, as amended by Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, Chapter forty, relating to Boards of kegistration.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section four of chapter three hundred and four, is hereby Section 4, amended by inserting after the word "state" in the second line, amended. the words 'having four thousand or more inhabitants,' and by adding to said section the following words: 'In all cities having less than four thousand inhabitants, the municipal officers shall make such list, exercising the same powers and being governed by the same laws as municipal officers of towns having five hundred or more registered voters,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

‘Section 4. A board of registration is hereby established in each city of the state having four thousand or more inhabitants, established.

registration, which shall have exclusive power and authority to determine the qualification of voters therein, and exclusive power to make up, correct and revise the list of voters in each of said cities, and shall perform all the duties, and have exclusively all the powers now exercised by boards of registration or by the municipal officers of said cities in making, preparing, revising and correcting the list of voters therein, under chapter four of the revised statutes, or any other statutes relating thereto. In all cities having -municipal less than four thousand inhabitants, the municipal officers shall cities of make such list, exercising the same powers and being governed 4000; shall by the same laws as municipal officers of towns having five hun- list. dred or more registered voters.'

-powers.

officers in

less than

Approved March 16, 1899.

Chapter 91.

An Act to amend Section thirty of Chapter two hundred and eighty-five of the

Publie Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, relating to close time on
Salmon.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section thirty of chapter two hundred and eighty-five of the Section 30, public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby public laws amended by adding to said section the following: Provided fur- amended. ther, that it shall be lawful to take salmon by weirs on the Saint Croix river below the breakwater at the ledge, between the fifteenth day of May and the first of September, so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

for salmon

CHAP. 92 'Section 30. From the fifteenth day of July to the first day Close time of April following, there shall be a close time for salmon during between which no salmon shall be taken or killed in any manner, under a July 15 and April 1. penalty of not more than fifty nor less than ten dollars, and a -penaity.

further penalty of ten dollars for each salmon so taken or killed.

Provided, however, that between the fifteenth days of July and Lawful to take with

September, it is lawful to fish for and take salmon by the ordirod and line between July

nary mode, with rod and single line, but not otherwise. 15 and Sep

Provided further, that it shall be lawful to take salmon by tember 15. -may be weirs on the Saint Croix river below the breakwater at the ledge taken by

between the fifteenth day of May and the first of September.' St. Croix river, between May

Approved March 16, 1899. 15 and Sep

weirs in

tember 1.

Chapter 92. An Act to amend Section thirty.five of Chapter two hundred and eighty-five, Pub. lic Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled "An Act to revise and consolidate the Public Laws relating to Sea and Shore Fisheries."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

Legislature assembled, as follows: Section 35,

Amend section thirty-five by inserting after the word "chanchapter 285, public laws

nel" in the ninth line the following: 'except in the Cathance, 1897, amended.

Eastern and Abbagadasset rivers, such weirs may extend twenty-five feet beyond the one-eighth aforesaid, provided such extension shall not exceed one-fourth of the width of the channel in the Abbagadasset and Eastern rivers.' Strike out the words "on and after the twenty-fifth day of June,” in the eleventh line and insert the following: 'between the twenty-fifth day of June and the fifteenth day of August of each year,' so

that the section, as amended, shall read as follows: Depth of

'Section 35. The limit of depth prescribed for weirs in the weirs, how measured.

preceding section shall be measured at the entrance of the weir, provided that no part of the weir known as the leader, is in more than two feet of water at low water mark. Weirs may exceed

the limit of two feet depth, measured as aforesaid, under the fol

, under which lowing conditions: first, the distance from the before mentioned limit may

two feet limit to the entrance of such weir shall not exceed one ceeded.

hundred feet; second, no such weir shall obstruct more than oneeighth of the channel, except in the Cathance, Abbagadasset and Eastern rivers, such weirs may extend twenty-five feet beyond

the one-eighth aforesaid, provided such extension shall not rivers excepted. exceed one-fourth of the width of the channel in the Abbagadas

set and Eastern rivers; third, every such weir shall be stripped

be ex

-certain

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