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CHAP. 23 same to be catalogued and placed in proper cases for transpor

tation and use, and to keep accurate accounts of all matters relating to the expenditures of money, the transportation of

libraries and such other statistics as the commission may require. Expendi

Section 6. All expenditures of money shall be made with tures shall be under the sanction of the governor and council, and the commissioners sanction of

shall make to them a yearly report. governor and council.

Approved February 23, 1899.

Chapter 23.
An Act to amend Chapters two hundred and seventeen and two hundred and

eighteen of the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, entitled "An
Act to amend Section forty-three of Chapter seventy of the Revised Statutes,
relating to Insolvent Debtors.”

Section 43, chapter 70, R. Š., as amended by chapter 63, public laws of 1887 and chapter 217, laws of 1889, further amended.

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

Section 1. Section forty-three of chapter seventy of the revised statutes, as amended by section one of chapter sixtythree of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven and by chapter two hundred and seventeen and chapter two hundred and eighteen of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby further amended by inserting after "thereafterward" in the fifth line thereof the words 'except by leave of court, upon such notice, if any, as the court may order,' and by striking out the words "within the time herein limited therefore" in the ninth and tenth lines thereof and inserting in place thereof 'as above set forth,' so that said section, as amended shall read as follows:

'Section 1. If for any cause a debtor shall fail to take and subscribe to the oath referred to in the forty-third section of chapter seventy of the revised statutes, he may do so at any time within two years from the date of the commencement of proceedings, and not thereafterward except by leave of court, upon such notice, if any, as the court may order, with the same effect as if originally taken; whenever in any case the debtor fails to take the oath prescribed in the forty-third section of chapter seventy of the revised statutes as above set forth, all proceedings in insolvency may be dismissed upon motion of any party interested, after such notice as the judge shall order.'

Section 2. This act shall apply to all cases now pending.
Section 3. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 1, 1899.

Oath may be taken any time within two years from commencement of proceedings.

-if debtor
fails to
take oath,
proceedings
may be
dismissed.

CPAP. 24 Chapter 24. An Act establishing the salaries of the county commissioners and the salary of

the county treasurer for the county of York. 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 Salaries of year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, missioners the salary of each of the county commissioners of the county of county,

established. York shall be six hundred dollars annually, payable in quarterly payments on the last days of March, June, September and December, which shall be in full for all services, expenses and travel. 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, established. the salary of the county treasurer of the county of York shall be six hundred dollars annually, payable quarterly, on the last days of March, June, September and December, which shall be in full for all services, expenses and travel.

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with the Inconsisabove act, are hereby repealed.

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

tent acts,

Approved March 1, 1899.

Chapter 25. An Act to amend Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the Public Laws of eighteen bundred and ninety-five, in relation to the support of Wives and Children by husbands living apart.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Chapter one hundred and thirty-six of the public laws of Chapter 136,

public laws eighteen hundred and ninety-five, as amended by chapter one 1895, as

amended by hundred and seventy-five of the public laws of eighteen hundred chapter 175, and ninety-seven, is hereby amended by adding in the sixth line 1897, further

amended. of said chapter as amended after the word "court”, the words 'the superior courts and the Bangor Municipal Court'; so that said chapter, as amended, shall read as follows: ‘Chapter 136. Whenever a man, having a wife, minor

Husband

and father child, or both, residing in this state, and from whom he lives living apart apart, and being of sufficient ability, or being able to labor and family, provide for them, willfully and without reasonable cause, refuses compelled or neglects to provide suitable maintenance for them, the

a

may be

to contrib

.

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HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS.

ute to
support of
wife or
minor
children.

CHAP. 26

supreme judicial court, the superior courts and the Bangor Municipal Court, in term time or vacation, in the county where the wife or children reside, on petition of the wife for herself, and for such children, or of such children, by their guardian, after such notice to the husband or father as it may order, and hearmg, may order him to contribute to the support of his wife, if the separation was without her fault, and to the support of such children, such sums payable weekly, monthly or quarterly, as are

deemed reasonable and just, and may enforce obedience by -executions appropriate decrees. Execution may also issue for said sums,

when payable, and for costs; provided, however, that the jurisdiction of the Bangor Municipal Court, in cases arising under the provisions of this act, shall be limited to cases in which the defendant resides in Penobscot county.'

may issue.

Approved March 1, 1899.

Chapter 26.

An Act to amend Section one of Chapter two hundred anıl pinety-eight of the

Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, relating to Hawkers and
Peddlers.

SO

Peddling
without a
license,
prohibited.

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

Section one of chapter two hundred and ninety-eight of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine is hereby amended by striking out the words "books and pamphlets" where they oceur in the fifth line, so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

'Section 1. No person shall go about from town to town, or from place to place in the same town, exposing for sale or selling, any goods or chattels, other than fruit grown in the United States, fruit trees, provisions, live animals, brooms, agricultural implements, fuel, newspapers, agricultural products of the United States, the products of his own labor or the labor of his family, any patent of his own invention, or in which he has become interested by being a member of any firm, or stockholder in any corporation which has purchased the patent, until he shall have procured a license so to do as hereinafter provided.'

Approved March 1, 1899.

CHAP. 27

Chapter 27.

An Act to increase the salary of the Judge of Probate in and for the county of

A roostook.

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

Section 1. The salary of the judge of probate in and for the Salary of county of Aroostook, shall be one thousand dollars a year, probate for

Aroostook instead of the sum now fixed by law, which shall be paid to him county,

increased. out of the county treasury in equal quarterly payments. Section 2.

This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 1, 1899.

Chapter 28.

An Act to increase the salary of the Register of Probate in and for the County of

A roostook.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:
Section 1. The salary of the register of probate in and for

Salary of the county of Aroostook, shall be eight hundred dollars a year

register of

probate for instead of the sum now established by law, to be paid from the Aroostook county treasury in equal quarterly payments.

increased. Section 2. All acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed. Section 3. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 1, 1899.

Chapter 29.

An Act to authorize Registers of Probate to receive petitions in vacation, and the

Judge of Probate to order notice thereon in vacation.

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

Any register of probate may receive and enter upon his dock- Petitions et, in vacation, any and all petitions for probate proceedings received

any kind, and the judge of probate may order notice thereon ordered in in vacation.

may be

of

vacation.

Approved March 1, 1899.,

CHAP. 30

Chapter 126, public laws of 1895, amended.

Chapter 30. An Act to amend Chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, relating to the Penobscot tribe of Indians.

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

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and twenty-six of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five is hereby amended by striking out the word "twenty" in the third line of section one of said chapter and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'twelve,' also by striking out the word "ten" in line five and line six and insert in lieu thereof the word 'six' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

‘Section 1. A tribal committee of the Penobscot tribe of Indians shall be chosen annually, in the month of November, to consist of twelve members of said tribe. No member of said committee shall be less than twenty-one years of age. Six members thereof shall be chosen by the old party so called, and six members thereof by the new party, so called, at separate meetings holden as hereinafter provided.'

Section 2. This act shall take effect at the annual election to be holden in the month of November, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.

Approved March 1, 1899.

Tribal committee shall be chosen annually.

--six shall be chosen by each party.

When act shall take effect.

Chapter 31.

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

the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, regarding taking of Smelts in Tide Waters.

Section 32, chapter 285, public laws 1897, amended.

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

Section thirty-two of chapter two hundred and eighty-five of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is hereby amended by striking out of the third line of said section the word "October" and inserting in place thereof the word 'September,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: ‘Section 32.

No smelts shall be taken or fished for in tidal waters, except by hook and line, between the first days of April and September, under a penalty of not less than ten, nor more than thirty dollars for each offense, and a further penalty of twenty cents for each smelt so taken; and all weirs for the capture of smelts shall be opened, and so remain, and all nets used in the smelt and tom-cod fishery shall be taken from the water

Close time
for smelts
between
April 1 and
October 1.
---penalty
for viola-
tion.
-weirs shall
be opened
and nets
by April 1.

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