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on or before the first day of April, under a penalty of not less CHAP. 32 than twenty, nor more than fifty dollars, and a further fine of

--penalty. five dollars for each day that any such weir or net remains in violation of law; but weirs with catch-pounds, covered with net, the meshes of which are one inch square in the clear, or greater, weirs exare not subject to this section. Provided, however, that dip nets may be used between the first and twentieth days of April. Provided, further, that this section does not apply to smelts taken in the Androscoggin river above the Merrymeeting bay main mets bridge, between the first days of October and November, nor tween the to smelts taken in the Penobscot river and its tributaries between 1st and 20th the first and the fifteenth days of April, nor to smelts taken in April. Casco bay between the fifteenth day of September and the first day of October, nor to smelts taken in Machias river above waters ex

. Machiasport toll bridge, between the first day of April and the first day of May.'

Approved March 1, 1899.

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Chapter 32.
An Act amendatory of and additionalgto Chapter eighteen of the Revised Statutes,

as amended by Chapter three hundred and twenty-nine of the Public Laws of
eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, relating to the Repair of Highways.

Section 70

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

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and twenty- Section 1, nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven is public laws hereby amended by adding the words of chapter eighteen' after amended. the words "seventy-three" in the first line thereof, so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: Section 1. Sections sixty, sixty-three and seventy-three of

Sections 60,

63 and 73, chapter eighteen of the revised statutes are hereby repealed.'

amended. Section 2. Section seventy of said chapter eighteen of the revised statutes is hereby amended by striking out all of said chapter 8, section after the word "commissioner," in the third line, and amended. inserting in lieu thereof the words ‘or by the selectmen as each town may determine,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 'Section 70. Towns may raise money for the repair of

Towns may bridges and ways and direct the same to be assessed as for town raise and taxes, to be expended for the purpose by a road commissioner money for

bridges and or by the selectmen as each town may determine.' Section 3. Section four of said chapter three hundred and

Section 4, twenty-nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety- chapter 329,

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CHAP. 32 seven is hereby amended by striking out the word "shall” after 1897,

the word “meeting" in the first line and inserting in lieu thereof amended.

the word 'may,' also by inserting after the word "who" in the second line the words 'under the direction of the selectmen,' also by striking out the words "two dollars” in the eleventh and twelfth lines and inserting in lieu thereof the words ‘one dollar and fifty cents,' also by striking out the word "only" in the fourteenth line and inserting in lieu thereof the word “except,' so

that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: Towns may

'Section 4. Each town at its annual meeting, may elect by annually elect road

ballot, a road commissioner who, under the direction of the sioner.

selectmen, shall have charge of the repairs of all highways and

bridges within the towns and shall have authority to employ the -powers and duties. necessary men and teams, and purchase timber, plank and other

material for the repair of highways and bridges. Said commis-shall be

sioner shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of his duty, give give bond.

bonds to the satisfaction of the selectmen, and be responsible to them for the expenditure of money, and discharge of his duties

generally. The compensation of said commissioner shall be -compen

such sum as the towns shall annually vote therefor, which sum sation.

shall, in no case be less than one dollar and fifty cents per day,

of every day of actual service; and he shall render to the select-make monthly men monthly statements of his expenditures, and receive no statement.

money from the treasury except on the order of the selectmen.'

Section 4. Section six of said chapter three hundred and Section 6, amended

twenty-nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninetyseven is hereby amended by striking out the word "seventy-five" in the first line and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'sixty-five,' also by inserting after the word "commissioner" in the third line thereof the words 'or in case no commissioner is elected as the selectmen,' also by striking out the word “deems” in the third line and inserting in lieu thereof the word 'deem,' so that said

section, as amended, shall read as follows: When and

'Section 6. Sixty-five per cent of the highway taxes assessed how money

shall be expended upon the highways prior to the fifteenth day expended.

of July, and the balance at such time as the commissioner, or in case no commissioner is elected, as the selectmen deem for the

best good of the public.' Section 7, Section 5. Section seven of chapter three hundred and amended.

twenty-nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninetyseven is hereby amended by striking out the entire section and

inserting in lieu thereof the following: If commis- 'Section 7. If a person elected as road commissioner fails to sioner fails to qualify, qualify before the first Monday of April, the office shall be office shall

deemed vacant, and shall be filled by the selectmen by appoint

shall be

may fill

vacancies.

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ment; and in the event of a vacancy caused by death or other- CHAP. 32 wise, the selectmen shall appoint some competent person to fill be deemed out the unexpired term, who shall qualify and perform his duties as prescribed by section four of this act. If a town fails to elect

--selectmen a road commissioner at its annual meeting the money raised and assessed for the repair of bridges and ways as provided by sec- f town tion seventy of chapter eighteen of the revised statutes, as elect comamended by chapter three hundred and twenty-nine of the public money shall laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and as amended by by selectthis act, shall be expended for that purpose by the selectmen.' Section 6. Section eight of chapter three hundred and Section 8,

amended. twenty-nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninetyseven is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words: 'In case no commissioner is elected by the towns at its annual meeting the selectmen of said towns shall keep an accurate account showing in detail all moneys paid out by them for the repair of bridges and ways, to whom and for what purpose, and the same shall be reported in the annual town report in detail,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 'Section 8. Said commissioner shall keep accurate accounts, Commis

sioner shall showing in detail, all moneys paid out by him, to whom and for keep acwhat purpose; he shall settle his accounts on or before the penditures. twentieth day of February, annually, and the same shall be reported in the annual town report in detail. In case no commissioner is elected by a town at its annual meeting, the select- shall be men of said town shall keep accurate accounts showing in detail

if commisall moneys paid out by them for the repair of bridges and ways, not chosen. to whom and for what purpose, and the same shall be reported in the annual town report in detail.'

Section 7. Section' nine of chapter three hundred and Section 9, twenty-nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninetyseven is hereby amended by striking out the word "respective" in the first line and all of said section after the word "election" in the second line, so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 'Section 9. Said commissioner shall hold his office for the

Tenure. term of one year from the date of his election.'

Section 8. Any town may, at its option, elect not more than Towns may three commissioners whose powers and duties shall be the same more than as prescribed for a single commissioner.

missioners. Section 9. This act shall take effect when approved.

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Approved March 1, 1899.

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Chapter 33.

An Act amendatory of Chapter two hundred and eigbty-seven of the Public Laws

of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, relating to the better Protection of Sheep.

Section 2, chapter 287, public laws 1893, amended.

Dogs shall be annually registered and licensed.

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

Section 1. Section two of chapter two hundred and eightyseven of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-three is hereby amended by inserting after the word “dog" in the eighth line the words ‘and each female dog incapable of producing young,' and by inserting after the word "each" in the ninth line the word 'other, so that said section, as amended, shall read:

Section 2. Every owner or keeper of a dog more than four months old shall annually, before the first day of April, cause it to be registered, numbered, described and licensed for one year from the first day of April, in the office of the clerk of the city, town or plantation where said dog is kept, and shall keep around its neck a collar distinctly marked with the owner's name and its registered number, and shall pay to said clerk for a license the sum of one dollar and fifteen cents for each male dog and each female dog incapable of producing young, and three dollars and fifteen cents for each other female dog, and a person becoming the owner or keeper of a dog after the first day of April, not duly licensed, shall cause it to be registered, numbered, described and licensed as provided above. Every owner or keeper of dogs, kept for breeding purposes, may receive annually a special kennel license authorizing him to keep such dogs for said purpose. When the number of dogs so kept does not exceed ten, the fee for such license shall be ten dollars, when the number of dogs so kept exceeds ten, the fee for such license shall be twenty dollars, and no fee shall be required for the dogs of such owner or keeper under the age of six months. Dogs covered by the kennel license shall be excepted from the provisions of this section requiring registration, numbering or collaring.'

Section 2. This act shall take effect April one in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine.

When act shall take effect.

Approved March 2, 1899.

CHAP. 34 Chapter 34. An Act to increase the salary of the County Attorney of Sagadahoc County.

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

Section 1. On and after January one, eighteen hundred and Salary of ninety-nine, the salary of the county attorney of Sagadahoc attorney,

Sagadahoc county shall be four hundred and fifty dollars per annum, pay- county,

increased. able in quarterly payments, instead of the sum now established by law. Section 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 2, 1899.

Chapter 35.
An Act to establish a salary for the Clerk of the Judicial Courts of Washington

County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:
From and after the first day of January, eighteen hundred

Salary of and ninety-nine, the clerk of the judicial courts of Washington clerk of county, shall receive an annual compensation of four hundred Washing, dollars, to be paid out of the county treasury of said county, established. quarterly, on the first day of April, July, October and January, and all fees of his office as established by law, including fees for attendance on the supreme judicial and county commissioners' courts in full compensation for services and clerk hire.

Approved March 2, 1899.

Chapter 36.
An Act to enable the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game to increase

the State Museum, consisting of mounted specimens and pictures of the birds,
wild animals and fishes native to the State of Maine.

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

The commissioners of inland fisheries and game are hereby Commisauthorized to expend not exceeding three hundred dollars yearly thorized to for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, and money for not exceeding three hundred dollars for the year nineteen hun- specimens

of animals, dred, for the purpose of adding to the state museum mounted etc. specimens and pictures of the wild animals, birds, and fishes native to the state of Maine, the money for which shall be taken from the appropriation for inland fisheries and game for these years.

Approved March 2, 1899.

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