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CHAP. 51 the court may order such unclaimed funds to be paid into the

state treasury, together with a statement giving the names of such depositors and the amount due each, the same to be held subject for twenty years thereafter to be paid to the person or persons having established a lawful right thereto when made to appear upon proper proceedings instituted in the court ordering such disposition of such unclaimed funds.'

Section 6. Whenever it may become necessary to preserve Court may restrain

the assets or protect depositors in a savings bank, the supreme payment, to

judicial court in equity, on application of the bank examiner or assets or to protect depositors.

trustees of such bank, or both, may, after due notice, make an order restraining the bank from paying out its funds or any portion thereof, or from declaring or paying 'any dividends or

deposits for such time as the court shall deem advisable. The -order may court may at any time revoke or modify the original order and be revoked or modified. authorize the bank to pay dividends upon its deposits, or pay

any portion of its deposits to such as may desire to withdraw the same, or make any other or further order that may be necessary to protect the depositors in such institution. Nothing in this section shall be construed to take away the rights of the parties in interest to proceed under the provisions of sections one hundred and twenty-one and one hundred and twenty-five of this chapter.

Approved March 9, 1899.

Chapter 51.

An Act to fix the salaries of the Judge and Register of Probate for the county of

Waldo.

Salary of judge of probate, Waldo county, fixed.

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

Section 2. From and after the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, the salary of the judge of probate for the county of Waldo shall be five hundred dollars per year, instead of the sum now fixed

by law.

Salary of register, fixed.

Section 2. From and after the first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine, th salary of the register of probate for the county of Waldo shall be six hundred dollars per year, instead of the sum now fixed by law. Section 3. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved March 3, 1899.

CHAP. 52

Chapter 52

An Act for the better protection of Clams.

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

Section 1. The canning, packing and barreling of clams, Close time either fresh or in salt, and the digging of clams for the purpose from June 1 of canning, packing or barreling, between the first day of June ber 15. and the fifteenth day of September following, is hereby prohibited under a penalty of one dollar per bushel in the shell. But this section shall not apply to the barreling of clams in the shell

-penalty. for consumption in this state.

Section 2. The shipping or transportation of clams in any Transpormanner beyond the limits of the state, between the first day of June and the fifteenth day of September following, except clams ween June which had been canned, packed or barreled between the fifteenth tember 15,

. day of September and the first day of June, is hereby prohibited

-exception. under a penalty of three dollars for each bushel so shipped or transported.

Section 3. Municipal and police courts and trial justices Jurisdicwithin their respective counties shall have jurisdiction for the police

tion of enforcement of the foregoing penalties.

trial jus

tices. Approved March 9, 1899.

tation of clams be

courts and

Chapter 53.

sailors to desert.

An Act for the better protection of Ship Masters and Seamen. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section 1. Whoever entices or persuades or attempts to Penalty for

aiding entice or persuade, or aids, assists or attempts to aid or assist a member of the crew of any vessel arriving in or about to sail from a port in this state to leave or desert such vessel before the expiration of his term of service therein, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars for each offense and be punished by imprisonment for not more than six months nor less than thirty days, at the discretion of the court.

Municipal

courts and Section 2. Municipal courts and trial justices shall have trial jus

tices have original jurisdiction in all cases arising under this act.

original ju

risdiction. Approved March 9, 1899.

CHAP. 54

Lien on hay, for cutting, created

Chapter 54.·
An Act to create a lien upon Hay for the cutting and pressing thereof.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section 1. Whoever labors in cutting or harvesting hay has a lien on all the hay cut or harvested by him and his colaborers for the amount due for his personal services and the services performed by his team, which takes precedence of all other claims except liens reserved to the state, continues for thirty days after the last of such services are performed and may be enforced by attachment.

Section 2. Whoever presses hay has a lien on all the hay so pressed for the amount due for such pressing which takes precedence of all other claims except liens reserved to the state and the lien specified in the first section of this act, continues for thirty days after said pressing is completed and may be enforced by attachment.

Approved March 10, 1899.

Lien on hay, for pressing.

Chapter 55.

An Act in relation to Corporations issuing contracts for annuities commencing

in the future.

All corporations agreeing to pay annui. ties, made subject to law relating to life insurance.

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

All corporations, whether incorporated in this state or elsewhere, which issue contracts whereby such corporations, in consideration of a premium to be paid annually or otherwise, agree to pay an annuity commencing in the future, or a sum fixed or to be ascertained by given methods, are hereby made subject, in relation to doing business in this state, to all the provisions of law relating to life insurance, except so far as relates to taxation.

Approved March 10, 1999.

CHAP. 56

Chapter 56.

An Act to amend the title of Chapter two hundred, and ninety-five of Public Laws

of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:
Strike out all of said title after the word “three” in said title, Title,

amended. and insert in place thereof the following: 'Chapter two hundred and sixteen of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninetythree, relating to discontinuing schools and conveying school children,' so that said title as amended shall read as follows: 'An Act to amend section three, chapter two hundred and sixteen of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, relating to discontinuing schools and conveying school children.'

Approved March 10, 1899.

Chapter 57.
An Act to amend Section one of Chapter six of the Revised Statutes, relating to

Poll Taxes, by adding to said section the words 'which said poll tax shall not
exceed three dollars and shall not be less than one dollar.'

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:
Section one of chapter six of the revised statutes is hereby

Section 1, amended by adding to said section the words 'which said poll chapter 6, tax shall not exceed three dollars and shall not be less than one amended. dollar,' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows: 'Section 1. A poll tax shall be assessed upon every male

Poll tax, inhabitant of the, state above the age of twenty-one years, assessment, whether a citizen of the United States or an alien, in the manner provided by law, unless he is exempted therefrom by this chapter, which said poll tax shall not exceed three dollars and shall not be less than one dollar.'

etc.

Approved March 10, 1899.

CHAP. 58

Chapter 58.

An Act relating to Sealers of Weights and Measures.

Sealers shall give notice of times and places for sealing weights and measures.

Sealers shall visit persons who neglect to comply.

Shall visit once a year, all having scales and test same.

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

Section 1. The sealers of weights and measures in the several cities and towns shall annually give public notice by advertisement, or by posting in one or more public places in their respective cities and towns notices to all inhabitants or persons having usual places of business therein and who use weights, measures or balances for the purpose of selling any goods, wares, merchandise or other commodities or for public weighing to bring in their weights, measures and balances to be adjusted and sealed. Such sealers shall attend in one or more convenient places and shall adjust, seal and record all weights, measures and balances so brought in.

Section 2. After giving said notice the said sealers shall go to the houses, stores and shops of persons who neglect to comply therewith, and having entered the same with the assent of the occupants thereof, shall adjust and seal their weights, measures and balances.

Section 3. Said sealers shall go once a year and oftener if necessary, to every hay and coal scale, to every platform balance within their respective cities and towns that cannot be easily or conveniently removed, and shall test the accuracy of and adjust and seal the same.

Section 4. All persons using any scales, weights or measures for the purpose of buying or selling any commodity, may, when they desire it, have the same tested and sealed by the sealers of weights and measures at the office of any of said sealers.

Section 5. In case a sealer of weights and measures cannot seal any weights, measures and balances in the manner before provided, he may mark them with a stencil, or by other suitable means so as to show that they have been inspected; but he shall in no case seal or mark as correct any weights, measures or balances which do not conform to the standards. If such weights, measures or balances can be readily adjusted by such means as he has at hand, he may adjust and seal them; but if they cannot be readily adjusted, he shall affix to such weights, measures or balances a notice, forbidding their use until he is satisfied that they have been so adjusted as to conform to the standards; and whoever removes said notice without consent of the officer affixing the same, shall for each offense forfeit a sum not exceeding fifty dollars, one-half to the use of the city or town and one-half to the use of the complainant.

All scales, weights and measures may be tested any time.

If sealer cannot seal any weights, etc., he may mark to show inspection

- use of weights, etc., that cannot be adjusted by sealers, forbidden.

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