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next preceding such payments, not exceeding ten dol. lars for each quarter year for travelling expenses; but : such payments in the aggregate for such travelling expenses shall not exceed the sum of two thousand dollars in any one year, and shall be made to the respective pupils entitled to the same in proportion to the distance they may reside from said school.”

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 420.

Passed Oct. 2. AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 65 OF THE GENERAL 1896.

LAWS, ENTITLED “GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO
PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

Powers of school com

of Providence.

SECTION 1. Sections 9 and 10 of Chapter 65 of the General Laws are hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. In the city of Providence the school committee of city mittee of said city shall hereafter employ the superin

tendent and teachers, have charge and custody of all school buildings and school property, manage and regulate the schools, and draw all orders for the pay. ment of their expenses from the money appropriated by the city council for the support of public schools: Provided, however, that the city council of said city shall have the expenditure of all sums appropriated for the purchase of land for school purposes or for the improvement of the same or for the construction or repair of school buildings.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAPTER 421.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 229, SECTION 14, OF Passed Oct. 2,
THE GENERAL LAWS.

1896.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

dents of de-

state reform

warden of the

not required to

certain cases,

SECTION 1. Section 14 of Chapter 229 of the Gen- Superinten-
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows: partments in

“SEC. 14. Whenever any agent of the Rhode Island school and
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children shall state prison,
make complaint against any person for any of the give surety in
offences mentioned in Chapter 115, or whenever any
agent of the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention
of Cruelty to Animals shall make any complaint
against any person for any of the offences mentioned
in Chapter 114, and section 15 of Chapter 283, or
whenever the overseer of the poor of any town shall
make complaint against any person for the violation
of any of the provisions contained in Chapter 81, or
whenever the agent of state charities and corrections,
or the superintendent of the state institutions in
Cranston, or the superintendent of any department of
the state reform school, or the warden of the state
prison, shall make complaint against any person, such
agent or officer shall not be required to enter into any
recognizance for costs.”

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect immediately, and
all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are
hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 422.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 274 OF THE GEN-

ERAL LAWS.

Passed Oct. 2,
1896.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

SECTION 1. Section 58 of Chapter 274 of the Gen-
eral Laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“SEC. 58. The costs and expenses of administra-

SECTION 1. The quartermaster general, under the

se direction of the governor, is hereby directed to cause

Bat- to be constructed four caissons with limbers for use of

the First Machine Gun Battery, Brigade R. I. M.

SEC. 2. The sum of sixteen hundred dollars, or so
much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appro-
priated to enable the quartermaster general to comply
with the provisions of this act, and the state auditor is
hereby directed to draw his order on the general treas-
urer for the payment of the same out of any money in
the treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon proper
vouchers approved by the governor.

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