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CHAP. 122

Chapter 122. An Act in relation to Taxes assessed on Timber and Grass on reserved lands for years eighteen hundred and eighty-seven to eighteen hundred and ninety-six, both inclusive.

sessed on timber and grass on

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

Section 1. The governor and executive council are hereby Taxes asauthorized to examine the question of unpaid taxes assessed on timber and grass on reserved lands for the years eighteen hun- reserved dred and eighty-seven to eighteen hundred and ninety-six, both bate of. inclusive, with full authority to rebate any portion or all of same for said years. Section 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 17, 1899.

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Chapter 123.
An Act in relation to Foreign Banking Associations and Corporations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:
Section 1. Every banking association or corporation, not

Foreign incorporated under the laws of this state or of the United States, banking

corporations that maintains a branch or agency in this state for the transac- doing busia tion of a banking business, shall pay to the state treasurer a tax state, reoi one-fourth of one per cent per annum on the amount of such pay a tax. business done in this state. One-half of said tax shall be paid on the amount of such business for the six months ending on the last Saturday of April, and the other half on the amount for the six months ending the last Saturday of October, or for such portion of such periods as said association or corporation may be paid. transact business in this state. The amount of such business done in this state shall be ascertained by first computing the daily average for each month of the period of all the moneys

-amount of ortstanding upon loans and investments and of all other moneys business, received, used or employed in connection with such business, tained. and by them dividing the aggregate of such monthly averages by the number of months covered by said return; and the quotient resulting shall be deemed the amount of such business. The amount of such tax so ascertained shall be paid to the state treasurer semi-annually within ten days after the first Mondays in June and December.

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Section 2. It shall be the duty of such association or corpoShall report ration and of the manager or agent of such branch or agency, to

cause a written report to be made to the bank examiner on or

before the last Saturdays of May and November of each year, transacted,

verified by the oath of such manager or agent, giving the amount of such business transacted in this state under the rule given in section one, and stating the amount of state tax which such branch or agency is liable to pay, and setting forth in detail the daily average for each month preceding the last Saturday of April and October; and also giving such further or additional information as to the business of such foreign banking association or corporation done in this state as may be required by the

bank examiner. Shall keep

Section 3. Every such banking association or corporation account of money used

and its managers, agents and employes, shall cause to be kept and deposits at ali times in the office where such business is transacted in this made.

state, a full and accurate account of the moneys used or employed in such business and of the deposits therein, and such account together with the books, papers and records relating to the business done in this state, shall be subject to the inspection and examination of the bank examiner, or of any clerk designated by him, during business hours of any day on which busi

ness may legally be transacted. Penalty for

Section 4. Except as hereinbefore provided, no banking violation of asscciation, unless incorporated under the laws of this state or

of the United States, shall maintain any branch or agency in this state for the transaction of banking business. Any officer, agent or employe of such association or corporation doing business in this state contrary to the provisions of this act, shall be subject to a penalty of not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars for each offense, to be recovered by indict

ment to the use of the state. When act Section 5. This act shall take effect January one, nineteen shall take effect. hundred.

Approved March 17, 1899.

this act.

established.

CHAP. 124
Chapter 124.
An Act to re-establish the salary of the Judge and Register of Probate for

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

Section 1. From and after the first day of January, in the salary of year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, probate, the salary of the judge of probate for Somerset county, shall be four hundred dollars a year.

Section 2. From and after the first day of January, in the Salary of year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, tablished the salary of the register of probate for Somerset county shall be five hundred dollars a year. Section 3. All acts and parts of acts, inconsistent herewith, Inconsis

tent acts, are hereby repealed.

repealed. Section 4. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 17, 1899.

Chapter 125.

An Act to amend Chapter thirty-three, Section one, of the Public Laws of

eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, relating to the Burial of Soldiers.

towns shall

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

Section two of chapter thirty-three of the public laws of Section 2, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, is hereby amended by public laws inserting in the ninth line of said section after the word "paid,” amended. the following: 'Provided, however, that the person whose burial expenses are paid in accordance with the provisions of this act shall not be constituted a pauper thereby,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

‘Section 2. The municipal officers of cities and towns in cities and which such deceased had his residence at the time of his death, be reim

bursed such shall pay the expenses of his burial, and if he die in an unincor- expenses. porated place, the town charged with the support of paupers in such unincorporated place, shall pay the expenses of his burial, and in either case upon satisfactory proof by such town or city to the governor and council of the fact of such death and payment, the governor shall authorized the state treasurer to refund said town or city the amount so paid, provided, however, that -such solthe person whose burial expenses are paid in accordance with not be re

garded a the provisions of this act shall not be constituted a pauper pauper. thereby; said proof shall contain a certificate from the post

CHAP. 126 ccmmander of the post of the Grand Army of the Republic,

located nearest the town or city which paid said burial expenses, stating that such person was an honorably discharged soldier or sailor and in destitute circumstances.

Approved March 17, 1899.

Chapter 126.

An Act entitled "An Act to amend Chapter forty-two of the Public Laws of

eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.”

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

Section 1. Section eleven of chapter forty-two of the public Section 11, chapter 42, laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby amended by public laws 1899,

striking out the words "and sand pipers" in the ninth and tenth amended.

lines of said section, and the words "and sand pipers" in the seventeenth line of said section, and inserting in said seventeenth line after the word "plover,” the word 'and', and in the ninth line of said section after the word "plover” the word 'and', so that when amended, said section shall read as follows:

‘Section 11. There shall be for game birds an annual close Annual close time time in which it shall be unlawful to hunt, chase, catch, kill or for came birds. have them in possession; for wood duck, dusky duck, commonly

called black duck, teal and gray duck, the close time shall be -duck, etc.,' between from the first day of May to the first day of September of each May 1 and September 1.

year; for ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge, and wood-ruffed

cock, from the first day of December to September fifteenth; grouse and woodcock, December 1

for quail from the first day of December to the first day of Octoto September 15.

ber; for plover and snipe, from the first day of May to the first -quail, De

day of August. Whoever violates any of the above named proto October i. visions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of not less -plover and than five dollars nor more than ten dollars, for each bird so snipe, May

killed, caught, chased, or had in possession in close time. No gust 1.

person shall, in any one day, kill or have in possession more penalty for than fifteen of each variety of the above named birds, except

. ---killing in plover and snipe, during the respective open season for each; one day

nor shall any person, at any time, kill or have in possession fifteen birds, prohibited. any ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge, except for his -plover and snipe ex- own consumption in this state, except as hereinafter provided, cepted.

under a penalty of five dollars for each bird so unlawfully killed -penalty for killing part- or had in possession; nor shall any person at any time sell, or ridge, except for home con

offer for sale, any ruffed grouse, commonly called partridge, sumption. within this state, under the same penalty; nor shall any person

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or corporation carry or transport from place to place any of the Char. J 27 birds mentioned in this section, in close season, nor in open sea- —penalty for sor, unless open to view, tagged and plainly labeled with the selling. owner's name and residence and accompanied by him, unless trshall be

transported tagged in accordance with section twenty-six of this chapter, view and under the same penalty. Any person, not the actual owner of

plainly

tagged. such bird, who, to aid another in such transportation, falsely repre- -penalty for sents himself to be the owner thereof, shall be liable to the same claiming penalty; nor shall any person or corporation carry or transport at

-transportany one time more than fifteen of any one variety of the birds ing more above named as the property of one person, under the same birds, propenalty; and it shall be unlawful for a term of ten years, to hunt for, take, catch, kill or destroy the capercailzie, or cock of for caperthe woods, so called, black game, so called, or any species of ten years. the pheasant, except ruffed grouse, or partridge, under a penalty of fifty dollars for each offense.'

to be owner.

than fifteen

hibited.

-close time

Approved March 17, 1899.

Chapter 127.

An Act establishing the Maine Industrial School for Girls.

girls, estab

assume own

expense of

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

Section 1. The Maine Industrial School for Girls is hereby Maine Inestablished, to be devoted to the education, employment and school for reform of girls.

lished. Section 2. Said school shall be located at Hallowell, in the purpose.

Location. county of Kennebec, and the governor and council are hereby authorized on behalf of the state to accept the conveyance from -state to the trustees of the corporation, now established by law under ership and that name, of the school lot, buildings and fixtures now used as maintaining. an industrial school for girls in said Hallowell, upon the condition that the state shall hereafter assume the entire charge, responsibility and expense of maintaining said school.

Section 3. The government of said school is hereby vested in a board of six trustees, consisting of four men and two women, of which the state superintendent of public schools shall be a member, ex-officio. Said trustees to be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the council to hold -appointoffice for a term of five years; except, however, that the trustees, first appointed shall hold office one for one year; one for two years; one for three years; one for four years; one for five years.

Trustees.

ment.

-tenure.

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