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CHAP. 130 taxes to the amount of twenty-five dollars on his stock in trade

can peddle said goods in his own town without paying any license fee whatever.'

Approved March 17, 1899.

Section 17, chapter 128, R. Š., as amended by section 2, chapter 288, laws 1889, further amended.

Chapter 130. An Act to amend Section seventeen of Chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the Revised Statutes, as amended by section two of Chapter two hundred and eighty-eight, of the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, relating to Tramps.

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

Section seventeen of chapter one hundred and twenty-eight of the revised statutes, as amended by section two of chapter two hundred and eighty-eight of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby further amended so that said section seventeen, as further amended, shall read as follows:

‘Section 17. Whoever goes about from town to town, or from place to place in any town, asking for food or shelter or begging or subsisting upon charity, shall be deemed a tramp, and be imprisoned in the county jail for not less than sixty days nor more than ten months, at hard labor for ten hours each day, Sundays excepted. And should any person so sentenced refuse to labor in accordance with the provisions of this section, he shall be provided with no food except bread and water, until he shall consent to labor in conformity with the requirements of this section. Trial justices and judges of municipal and police courts, shall have jurisdiction of all offenses arising under this section.'

Approved March 17, 1899.

Begging, etc., evidence of being a tramp.


•-refusing to labor, how punished.

Section 5, chapter 306, public laws 1897, repealed.

Chapter 131.
An Act to repeal Section five of Chapter three hundred and six of the Public
Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, relating to Taxes on Wild Lands.

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

Section 1. Section five of chapter three hundred and six of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby repealed.

Section 2. Section eighty-two of chapter six of revised statutes shall apply to such plantations as are mentioned in chapter three hundred and six of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.

Approved March 17, 1899.

Section 82, made applicable to plantations.

CHAP. 132

Chapter 132.

An Act relative to the Desecration, Mutilation or improper use of the Flag of the

United States or of this state.

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

Any person who in any manner, for exhibition or display, Placing places or causes to be placed any inscription, device, advertise- ung nothing ment or notice whatever upon any flag, standard, color or ensign States for of the United States or state flag of this state, or who displays any inscripor exhibits or causes to be displayed or exhibited any flag, tisomaduera standard, color or ensign of the United States or flag of this notice, prostate upon which shall in any manner be placed or affixed any inscription, device, advertisement or notice whatever, or any person who shall attach to or represent upon any goods, wares or merchandise, any imitation or representation of the national flag of the United States, or use any imitation or representation of the national flag of the United States for advertising purposes or who in any manner mutilates, tramples upon or other- ished. wise defaces or defiles any of said flags, standards, colors or ensigns, whether they are public or private property, shall be punished by a fine of not less than five nor more than fifty dollars. Provided, however, that flags, standards, colors or tions, symensigns, the property of or used in the service of the United may be States, or of this state, may have inscriptions, names of actions, flag pursuwords, marks or symbols, placed thereon pursuant to law or law, etc. authorized regulations, and that associations organized by men who have served in the army or navy of the United States may place appropriate inscriptions upon flags borne by them or used for' memorial purposes, and duly appointed and accredited committees of political parties, may during the campaign preceding any election for president and vice-president of the United States, attach the names of their respective candidates to the flag.

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Approved March 17, 1899.

Char, 133

Chapter 133.
An Act to regulate the Admission to Practice of Attorneys, Solicitors and Coun.

selors, to provide for a Board of Examiners, and to repeal Conflicting Acts.

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

Section 1. Practicing attorneys, residents of other states and

, residents of territories, or from foreign countries, may be admitted on other states or foreign

motion to try cases in any of the courts of this state by such countries, may be ad- courts, but shall not be admitted to the general practice of law mitted to practice in

in this state without complying with the provisions of this act ; courts of this state

provided, that where the applicant shall furnish the supreme upon compliance

judicial court a certificate of admission to practice in the court with the provisions of last resort of any state, or a certificate of admission to any of this act.

circuit court of the United States, together with the recommenshall furnish dation of one of the judges of the court of last resort of such certificate authorizing state, said supreme judicial court may in its discretion, if satishimto practice in any

fied as to his qualifications, admit such person to practice on state or in supreme

motion made by some member of the bar of said court. judicial courts.

Section 2. Every other person who shall be of full age, a Qualifica

resident and a citizen of the United States and of a good moral tions necessary to be character, may be admitted to practice as an attorney and admitted to practice in counselor at law, and solicitor and counselor in chancery, in all this state.

the courts of record of this state on motion made in open court, but the applicant shall first produce the certificate hereinafter provided for from the board of examiners, to be appointed by the governor upon the recommendation of the chief justice of the supreme judicial court, that he possesses sufficient learning in the law, and moral character and ability to enable him to properly practice as an attorney and counselor at law and solic

itor and counselor in chancery in the courts of this state. No titled to

person shall be entitled to practice as an attorney and counselor practice, until licensed.

at law and solicitor and counselor in chancery in this state until he shall be licensed so to do oby said courts.

Secticn 3. The governor shall on the recommendation of the Appointment of

chief justice of the supreme judicial court, and on or before commissioners for the first day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine appoint examination of appli- a board of examiners, composed of five competent lawyers of cants.

this state, for the examination of applicants for the admission

to the bar, whose term of office shall be as follows: One for -tenure.

one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years, and thereafter each year the gov

ernor, on like recommendation, shall appoint one member of --meetings. the board for the term of five years. Such board shall meet

annually at Portland in January, at Bangor in April, at Augusta

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in October, during the sessions of the supreme judicial court, CHAP. 133 and also at such other times and places in the state as the supreme judicial court shall direct, for the purpose of examining all applicants for admission to the bar, as to their legal learning and general qualifications to practice in the several courts of examiof this state as attorneys and counselors at law and solicitors and counselors in chancery and, upon such examination being had, the board shall issue to such applicants as shall pass the required examination a certificate of qualification stating the standing of the applicants and recommending their admission to the bar. Such board shall elect from their number a secretary and a treasurer and shall make such rules and regulations ansecretary relative to said examination as to them may seem proper. Theurer. president of said board shall be the member whose term of -president. office soonest expires. Three members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Section 4. The residences and names of the applicants shall

Applicants be made to appear to said board and satisfactory evidence shall be of shall also be produced by said applicants of their good moral character, character and of their having pursued the study of the law in evidence of the office of some attorney or in some recognized law school studied law or university for at least three years prior to such examination; three years. and a fee to be fixed by said board of not more than twenty dollars shall accompany the application. The applicant shall be

-examinarequired to submit to a written examination which shall be pre- borwritten pared by said board, also to an oral examination by the board, and oral. and shall be required to answer correctly a minimum of seventy per cent of the questions given him to entitle him to the certificate of the board. The board shall, however, have power –grade of to establish such higher grades of standing as to them may seem

standing. proper.

Section 5. The examination papers shall be kept on file in the office of the secretary of the board, and a record kept of papers shall each application the name of the applicant, and his qualifications file with and general standing as ascertained by such examination, and qualificathe secretary of the board shall furnish each applicant with a plicant. card, showing the proficiency he has attained in each branch 01 subject upon which he has been examined, whether a cer- -applicant tificate is issued or not. Any applicant failing to pass the

failing to examination may again apply after six months, by showing to again after the board that he has diligently pursued the study of the law six months. six months prior to the examination, and shall not be required to -fee shall pay an extra fee for the second examination. In case any appli- he appucand cant does not pass the examinations, and is not reexamined, he tirely.




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CHAP. 133 shall have the fee which accompanied his application returned

to him.

Section 6. The board of examiners shall receive as comCompensa

pensation for their services five dollars per day for the time board.

actually spent, and the necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties as examiners in going to, holding, and returning from, such examination to be certified by the clerk or one of the justices of the supreme judicial court; provided, however, that all compensation for services and expenses shall not exceed the amounts received as fees from applicants.

Section 7. On the first Tuesday in January of each year said How fees shall be disposed of.

board shall apportion any sum of money in the hands of their treasurer, received for fees, in excess of the expenses of said board during the preceding year, among the treasurers of the several counties in the state, for the use of the law libraries in said counties. There shall be paid to the treasurer of each county a sum of money proportioned to the number of students examined from said county as compared with the whole number examined in the state.

Section 8. Sections twenty-three and twenty-four of chapInconsis

ter seventy-nine of the revised statutes and all other acts and repealed.

parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. When act

Section 9. Except so far as relates to the appointment' of

the board of examiners herein provided for, this act shall not effect.

take effect until September one, nineteen hundred.

Section 10. The provisions of this act shall not apply to not apply persons whose applications for admission to the bar are pending to pending applications. at the time this act takes effect.

Approved March 17, 1899.

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