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STATE OF MAINE.
Chapter 1. An Act to amend Section Fifty-four of Chapter Fifty-one of the Revised Statutes relating to assignment of charter or rights under it by railroad corporations.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section fifty-four of chapter fifty-one of the revised statutes Section 54,
chapter 55, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "legislature” in R. S. the third line thereof the following ; 'but this shall not be construed to prevent contracts between corporations allowing the trains of one to run over the road of another, both corporations assenting thereto,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:
‘Section 54. No corporation can assign its charter or any Assignment rights under it; lease or grant the use or control of its road or road without any part of it, or divest itself thereof, without the consent of the Legislature, legislature. But this shall not be construed to prevent contracts between corporations allowing the trains of one to run over the a road road of another, both corporations assenting thereto. On a over road complaint of a violation of these provisions by any person, the corporation. attorney general shall file an information in the nature of quo warranto against the corporation, and the court may enter such decree as justice and equity require. These provisions do not extend to that portion of the Atlantic and Saint Lawrence Rail- tions. road in New Hampshire and Vermont; nor is any mortgage, made to secure payment of the debt of said corporation, affected thereby.'
Approved January 27, 1899.
Be it enacted by the serate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows: Section 1,
Section one of chapter two hundred and three of the public chapter 203, public laws
lawş.01. éighieen hundred and ninety-three is hereby amended by 1893, amended.
striking out in the third line of the section the words “deaf mtites or deaf children or," and by striking out in the sixth, seventh and eighth lines the words "to the American Asylum at Hartford, Connecticut, or to the Portland School for the Deaf at Portland in the case of deaf mutes or deaf children, and," and by striking out in the tenth line the words in the case of blind children;" and by striking out in the fourteenth line the words "institutions or schools” and inserting in the place thereof the word 'institution,' and by striking out in the seventeenth line the words "institution or schools” and inserting in the place thereof the word 'institution,' and by striking out in the eighteenth and nineteenth lines the words “institution or school" and inserting in the place thereof the word 'institution,' so that the section, as
amended, shall read as follows: Blind
Section 1. Upon the request of the parents or guardians, the children may be governor may, with the approval of the council, send such blind educated at Perkins
children as he may deem fit subjects for education, for a term Institute.
not exceeding ten years, and thereafter in the discretion of the governor and council, in the case of any pupil, to the Perkins
Institute for the Blind at South Boston, Massachusetts. In the -discrimi- exercise of the discretionary power conferred by this act, no disnation shall not be tinction shall be made on account of the wealth or poverty of the made on account of parents or guardians of such children. No such pupil shall be wealth or poverty of withdrawn from such institution except with the consent of the parents.
proper authorities thereof or of the governor; and the sums
necessary for the support and instruction of such pupils in such -expenses institution, including all traveling expenses of such pupils shall be paid by attending such institution shall be paid by the state; provided, State.
however, that nothing herein contained shall be held to prevent -proviso.
the voluntary payment of the whole or any part of such sums by the parents or guardians of such pupils.'
Approved January 30, 1899.
An Act to amend Section six of Chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the Public
Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled “An Act to amend Section six of Chapter thirty-five of the Revised Statutes, relating to Intelligence Offices."
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section six of chapter one hundred and fifty-six of the public Section 6
chapter 156, laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five is hereby amended by public laws inserting after the word “money” in the tenth line thereof the amended. following words, namely: 'in excess of one dollar,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 'Section 6. The municipal officers of any town may, on pay- Municipal
officers may ment of one dollar each, grant licenses to suitable persons for one year, unless sooner revoked after notice and for cause, to offices
intelligence keep offices for the purpose of obtaining employment for domestics, servants or other laborers, except seamen, or of giving information relating thereto, or of doing the usual business of intelligence offices; whoever keeps such an office, without a license, forfeits not exceeding fifty dollars for every day that it is so kept. The keeper of an intelligence office shall not retain any sum of money, in excess of one dollar, received from a person seeking employment through the agency of such intelligence office, unless employment of the kind sought for is actually furnished. The keeper of a licensed intelligence office shall cause two copies of this act, printed in type of sufficient size to be legible and easily read, to be conspicuously posted in each room used or occupied for the purposes of such intelligence office. Whoever violates the provisions of this act shall have the license revoked, and shall be punished by fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each offense.'
Approved February 9, 1899.