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An Act to amend Paragraph four of Section one of Chapter seventy-one of the

Revised Statutes, relating to licenses to sell Real Estate.

Section 1, chapter 71, amended.

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

Section 1. Paragraph four of section one of chapter seventyone of the revised statutes is hereby amended by striking out the words “right of dower" in the fourth line and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ‘right and title by descent in any real estate owned by him,' so that said paragraph, as amended, shall read as follows:

'IV. Of a husband or guardian of an insane wife resident in the county, to sell, on such terms and conditions as the judge thinks proper, for a sufficient consideration, any real estate held by him in right of his wife, or any of her right and title by descent in any real estate owned by him.' Section 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved February 10, 1899.

By husband or guardian of insane wife.

Wearing of spiked boots and shoes in public places, forbidden.

Chapter 5.
An Act to prevent the wearing of Spiked Boots or Shoes in public places.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in
Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section 1. No person wearing boots or shoes with spikes or calks in the sole or heel thereof shall enter any public building, hotel, depot, railway car or steamboat, without special permission from the owner, lessee, person in charge thereof, or some officer, agent or servant of either of them, or having entered, shall remain therein after having been requested to leave such public building, hotel, depot, railway car or steamboat, by the owner, lessee, person in charge thereof or some officer, agent or servant of either of them.

Section 2. Whoever violates either of the provisions of section one of this act shall, on complaint and conviction be fined not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars, but a person having entered as aforesaid without permission and remaining after having been requested to leave as above provided, shall only be convicted of violating one of the provisions of section one of this act.

Section 3. No person shall be convicted of any offense under this act unless a printed copy of the same shall have been posted

Penalty for violation.

Printed copies of act must

6 in a conspicuous place in the public building, hotel, depot, rail- CHAP. way car or steamboat where said offense is committed, for at be posted

in public least thirty days prior to the commission of said offense, and is places. also posted at the time of said offense.

Section 4. Whoever willfully destroys, defaces or tears down Penalty for any printed copy of this act posted under section three hereof, netices. shall forfeit not less than one nor more than ten dollars to be recovered on complaint.

Approved February 10, 1899.

Chapter 6.

An Act to amend Section thirty-four, Chapter eleven of the Revised Statutes,

relating to the powers and duties of the superintending school committee to contract with the trustees of academies for Free High School Instruction.

Section 34,

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

Section 1. Add after the word "committee" in the fifth line of said section, the words 'and when such contract has been chapter 11,

amended. made, the school committee with an equal number from the board of trustees of such academy shall form a joint committee for the selection of all teachers, and the arranging of the course of study in such academy, when such academy has less than ten thousand dollars endowment,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows: 'Section 34. Any town may from year to year authorize its

Towns may superintending school committee to contract with and pay the contract trustees of any academy in said town for the tuition of scholars academies within such town, in the studies contemplated by the six pre- of pupils. ceding sections, under a standard of scholarship to be established by such committee; and when such contract has been made, the school committee with an equal number from the

-appointboard of trustees of such academy shall form a joint committee mentit

committee for the selection of all teachers, and the arranging of the course tion of

for selecof study in such academy, when such academy has less than ten thousand dollars endowment; and the expenditure of any town for tuition in such academy shall be subject to the same entitled conditions, and shall entitle such town to the same state aid as aid. if it had made such expenditure for a free high school.'

Section 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

for tuition

teachers.

to state

Approved February 10, 1899.

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Chapter 7.

Section 2, chapter 96, nublic laws of 1887, amended.

An Act to amend Section two of Chapter ninety-six of the Laws of the year

eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, providing for extension of Railroads.

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

Section two of chapter ninety-six of the laws of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-seven is hereby amended by inserting after the word "state" in the second line of said section, the words ‘or any railroad corporation organized under a special act of the legislature, so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

‘Section 2. Any corporation formed under the general railroad laws of this state or any railroad corporation organized under a special act of the legislature, may be allowed to extend its road to other points or places, on application to the board of railroad commissioners, as provided in section one of this act, and by conforming to the general railroad laws of the state, so far as the same may be applicable.'

Railroad corporations may extend roads upon application to R. R. commissioners.

Approved February 10, 1899.

Chapter 8.

An Act for the better protection of Deer in the counties of Cumberland, York

and Sagadahoc.

Close time for deer in certain counties.

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

Section 1. Whoever, in any manner or at any time within four years of the approval of this act, shall hunt, chase, catch, kill or destroy any deer within the counties of Cumberland, Sagadahoc and York, forfeits forty dollars for each deer so hunted, chased, killed or destroyed.

Section 2. All the provisions of chapter thirty of the revised statutes relating to deer, not inconsistent with this act, are hereby made a part of this act.

Section 3. This act shall take effect when approved.

-penalty.

Chapter 30,
R. S., made
part of
this act.

Approved February 10, 1899.

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Chapter 9.

An Act to amend Section eighteen of chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the

Revised Statutes, relating to the satisfaction of prosecutions for Assault and
Battery and other misdemeanors.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section eighteen of chapter one hundred and thirty-three of Section 18,

chapter 133, the revised statutes is hereby amended by inserting after the R. s.,

amended. word "indicted” and before the word "for" in the second line of the section the words for held upon a complaint and warrant,' so that the section, as amended, shall read as follows:

'Section 18. When a person has recognized or is committed what prosby a magistrate, or is indicted, or held upon a complaint and may be

dismissed, warrant for an assault and battery, or other misdemeanor, for on satis

faction for which the party injured has a remedy by a civil action, except private

injury. felonious assaults, assaults upon or resistance of an officer of justice in the execution of his duty, and assaults and batteries of such officers, if the injured party appears before the magistrate or court, and in writing acknowledges satisfaction for the injury, the court, on payment of all costs, may stay further proceedings and discharge the defendant; the magistrate may discharge the recognizance, supersede the commitment by his written order, and discharge the recognizance of the witnesses.'

Approved February 10, 1899.

Chapter 10.
An Act to amend chapter one hundred and forty-four of the Revised Statutes,

relating to State Pensions.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section one of chapter one hundred and forty-four of the Section 1,

chapter 144, revised statutes, as amended by chapter one hundred and twenty- R. Š., as

amended by three of the public laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, chapter 123, relating to state pensions, is hereby amended by adding next 1896, further

amended. after the clause, ‘at least five years,' in the eighth line, the following words; ‘also any person who has served by enlistment in the army or navy of the United States in the war with Spain, on the quota of Maine, and who has been disabled by disease, wounds or other injuries contracted or received in said service,' so that said section, when amended, shall read as follows:

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Pensions to soldiers and sailors.

‘Section 1. Any person who has served by enlistment in the army or navy of the United States in the war of eighteen hundred and sixty-one, on the quota of Maine, and any person not on the quota of Maine, who has served in the army or navy of the United States in said war, and who was a resident of this state at date of enlistment, and at time of making application for pension shall have been a resident of the state at least five years, also any person who has served by enlistment in the army or navy of the United States in the war with Spain, on the quota of Maine, and who has been disabled by disease, wounds or other injuries contracted or received in said service, and who is unable from his own resources and the United States pension to obtain a livelihood for himself and those dependent upon him, shall be entitled to a pension from the state of Maine, not exceeding eight dollars a month, provided, he has been honorably discharged from said service. No such pension to be paid by this state to persons residing in other states.'

Approved February 15, 1899.

Chapter 11.
An Act to amend Section twenty-five of Chapter forty of the Revised Statutes,

relating to the taking of Clams and Shell Fish.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

Legislature assembled, as follows: Section 25,

Section twenty-five of chapter forty of the revised statutes, chapter 40, R. Š., as

as amended by chapter two hundred and fifty-seven of the pubamended by chapter 257 lic laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, is hereby amended 1895, further by inserting after the word "meeting," in the first line, the words amended.

for the city council of any city by ordinance,' so that said section,

as amended, shall read as follows: Towns may

‘Section 25. A town may, at its annual meeting, or the city regulate the taking of

council of any city by ordinance, fix the times in which clams clams.

may be taken within its limits, and the prices for which its municipal officers shall grant permits therefor; and unless so regu

lated by vote, residents of the town may take clams without -otherwise written permit; but without permit any inhabitant within his residents may take own town, or transient persons therein, may take clams for the without permit.

consumption of himself or family. This section does not apply

to hotel keepers taking clams for the use of their hotels, nor does -not to annly to it interfere with any law relating to the taking of shell fish for hotel keepers, bait by fishermen. Whoever takes clams contrary to municipal nor taking

regulations authorized by this section, shall, for each offense, be -penalty.

fined not more than ten dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.'

Approved February 15, 1899.

for bait.

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