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RAILROAD LAWS, 1889.

Chapter 216.

An Act relating to the Protection of Railroad employes at frogs and guard rails.

rails to be

protection of

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

Sec. 1. Every railroad corporation operating Frogs and guard a railroad or part of a railroad in this state, shall, blocked for before the first day of January, in the year eighteen employes. hundred and ninety, adjust, fill or block the frogs and guard rails on its track, with the exception of guard rails on bridges, so as to prevent the feet of the employes from being caught therein. This work shall be done to the satisfaction of the railroad commissioners.

SEC. 2. Any railroad corporation failing to Penalty for comply with the provisions of this act, shall be ply with act. punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars.

failure to com.

Approved February 23, 1889.

Chapter 261. An Act to amend sections seventy-three and seventy-four of chapter fifty-one of the Revised

Statutes, relating to disorderly conduct on Railroad Trains. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Sec. 1. Section seventy-three of chapter fifty-one of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended by adding after the word oscars," in the second line of said section the words ‘or street

duct on
or street cars.

railroad car,' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows:

Sec. 73. Whoever behaves in a disorderly or See. 73, c. 61, R. S., amended. riotous manner while on any train of railroad cars or street railroad car, or uses indecent or profane language in such car, is guilty of a breach of the peace, and shall be Pinalty for

fined not less than five nor more than five hundred disorderly con. dollars, or imprisoned in jail not less than thirty

days nor more than one year, in addition to any other penalty provided by law.'

SEC. 2. Section seventy-four of chapter fifty-one of the Revised Statutes, is hereby amended by adding after the word “railroad," in the first line the words for street railroad car,' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows:

Sec. 74. The conductor of a train of cars on any railroad or street railroad car, may arrest and temporarily Conductor may

hold any person guilty of such breach of the peace,

until a warrant can be obtained, or he can be placed in custody of the proper officers of the law.'

Approved March 6, 1889.

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Sec. 74, amend. ed.

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Chapter 267.

An Act to create a lien on Railroad Ties and Ship Knees.

Lien on railroad ties and ship

, in favor of

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

Sec. 1. Whoever labors in the manufacturing kneen created, of railroad ties and ship knees, or is engaged in persens hauling cooking for persons engaged in such labor, or furnishes a team for the hauling of said railroad ties and ship knees, has a lien on said railroad ties and ship knees for the amount due him for his personal labor thereon, or that of his team, which takes precedence of all other claims, except liens

reserved to the state. Said lien shall continue for thirty days.

thirty days after said railroad ties are on the line of a railroad, or after said ship knees are delivered in a ship yard.

Shall continue

R. S., made

SEC. 2. Section forty-two of chapter ninety- Sec. 42, c. 91, one of the Revised Statutes, is hereby made appli- applicable. cable to suit brought to enforce the foregoing lien.

Approved March 7, 1889.

heating cars

R. R. commis

shall not be

Chapter 275 An Act relating to heating and lighting passenger cars on railroads Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Sec. 1. No passenger, mail or baggage car on Method of any railroad in this state shall be heated by any approved by method of heating or by any furnace or heater, sioners. unless such methods or the use of such furnace or heater sball first have been approved in writing by the board of railroad commissioners; provided, however, that in no event shall a common stove be allowed in any such car, Common stove and provided also, that any railroad corporation used. may, with the permission of said board, make such experiments in heating their passenger cars as said board Experiments may deem proper. Sec. 2.

No passenger car on a railroad shall be Lighting by lighted by naphtha nor by an illuminating oil or prohibited. fluid made in part of naphtha, or which will ignite at a temperature of less than three hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Sec. 3. Any railroad corporation violating any Penalty for

violation. of the provisions of this act, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Approved March 8, 1889.

mitted.

Chapter 282.

An Act additional to and amendatory of chapter three hundred and ten and three hundred

and twelve of Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, relating to Railroad Crossings.

Sec. 27, c. 18, RS, 118 amended by c. 310, laws of 1895, further amended.

Ways crossing railroad tracks, how iaid out.

conditions of crossing to be determined by R. R. commis. sioners.

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

Sec. 1. Section twenty-seven of chapter eighteen as amended by chapter three hundred and ten

of laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, is hereby amended, so as to read as follows:

Sec. 27. Town ways and highways may be

laid out across, over, or under any railroad track, in the same manner as other town ways and highways, except that before such way shall be constructed, the railroad commissioners, on application of the municipal officers of the city or town wherein such way is located, or of the parties owning or operating the railroad, shall upon notice and hearing, - manner and determine whether the way shall be permitted to

cross such track at grade therewith or not, and the

manner and condition of crossing the same, and the expense of building and maintaining so much thereof as is within the limits of such railroad shall be borne by such railroad company, or by the city or town in which such way

is located, or shall be apportioned between such

company and city or town, as may be determined by said railroad commissioners. Said commissioners shall

make a report in writing of their decision there

upon to the supreme judicial court at its next succeeding term to be held in the county wherein such crossing is situated, and shall also make a report of such rulings, proofs, and proceedings as either party desires, or as they deem necessary for a full understanding of the case.

The presiding justice at such term of court may

accept, reject, or recommit said report, or send report or send the case to a new commission, or make such other commission, etc.order or decree as law or justice may require, and to his ruling or order, either party may file exceptions. The

-expense of building, how borue.

--commissioners shall report to S. J. court.

Presiding justice muy accept, rject or recommit

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