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CHAP. 18

Chapter 18.
An Act to amend chapter fifty-eight of the Revised Statutes, relating to the Board of

Agriculture.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

in Legislature assembled, as follows: Sec. 3, ch. 58, R. SECT. 1. Section three of said chapter is hereby amended 8., amended.

as follows: Strike out all between the word "session" in the first line and the word “at” in the second line, and inserting the word "commencing' before the word "on" in the second

line, so that said section as amended, shall read as follows: Annual

Sect. 3. The board shall hold a business session at the and where to be capitol, annually, commencing on the third Wednesday of

January, for the election of officers and perfecting of plans

for the execution of the work for the year.' Sec. 4, amended. SECT. 2. Section four of said chapter is hereby amended

as follows: Strike out the word "one" in the second line and insert in lieu thereof, the word "two', also in the thirteenth line of said section strike out the words "fourteen hundred" and insert in lieu thereof the words three thousand', so that said section as amended, shall read as follows:

"SECT. 4. The board, by its secretary and one of its memannually in each bers, shall hold annually, two farmers' institutes in each county.

county, and as many more as it deems expedient or finds practicable with the means at its disposal, for the public discussion of topics relating to husbandry, either independently or in connection with any organization devoted to the same general object, and it may issue bulletins, employ experts, lecturers, a reporter, or other aids to enhance the usefulness of said institutes to the public; and shall, so far as practica

ble aid and encourage agricultural societies and associations -members shall in their efforts. The members shall receive no compensation

for time and services, but shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties, two dollars a day for subsistence and six cents a mile for travel. The whole expenses under this section shall not exceed three thousand dollars annually.'

Approved February 10, 1891.

Farmers' insti. tutes to be held

be reimbursed for expenses.

CHAP. 19

Chapter 19.

An Act to make the first Monday in September of each year a Legal Holiday.

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

SECT. 1. The first Monday in September of each year, First Monday in being the day celebrated and known as labor's holiday, is a legal holiday.

a . hereby made a legal public holiday, to all intents and purposes, in the same manner as thanksgiving, fast and Christmas days, the twenty-second day of February, the thirtieth day of May and the fourth day of July, are now by law made pub. lic holidays.

SECT. 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved February 10, 1891.

Chapter 20.

An Act to fix the salary of the Judge of Probate for Knox County.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: SECT. 1. From and after the first day of January, in the Salary of judge

of probate for year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, Knox county, the salary of the judge of probate for Knox county shall be three hundred and twenty-five dollars a year.

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved February 12, 1891.

Chapter 21.

An Act amendatory of section thirty of Chapter ninety.one of the Revised Statutes, relating

to Liens on Buildings and Lots.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Section thirty of chapter ninety-one of the Revised Statutes, Sec. 30, ch. 91,

R. S., amended. is hereby amended by inserting after the word "altering,” in the second line, the word ‘moving,' and after the word "erected,” in the ninth line, the words 'or to which it is moved,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as follows:

CHAP. 22

Lien on buildings and lots for labor and materials, how to be enforced.

SECT. 30.

Whoever performs labor, or furnishes labor or materials in erecting, altering, moving or repairing a house, building or appurtenances, by virtue of a contract with or by consent of the owner, has a lien thereon, and on the land on which it stands, and on any interest that such owner has in the same, to secure payment thereof with costs, to be enforced by attachment; and if a levy is made thereon, the appraisers may set out a suitable lot for said building, if they think that

e whole is not needed therefor. If the debtor bas no legal interest in the land on which the building is erected, or to which it is moved, the lien attaches to the building and may be enforced as before provided ; and if the owner of such land or building, so contracting, is a minor, or married woman, such lien shall exist, and such minority or coverture shall not. bar a recovery in any suit brought to enforce it.'

Approved February 16, 1891.

Chapter 22.

An Act to amend Section one of Chapter two hundred of the public laws of eighteen hundred

and eighty-nine, concerning Innholders, Boarding House Keepers and their guests.

Sec. 1, ch. 200,
Public Laws of

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

Section one of chapter two hundred of the public laws of 889, amended eighteen hundred and eighty-nine is hereby amended by

inserting after the word "inn” in the first line the words 'or goes into any saloon, restaurant or victualling place ;' and after the word "inn” in the fourth line the words 'saloon, restaurant or victualling place;' and after the word "vinn” in the sixth line the words 'saloon, restaurant or victualling

place,' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows: Penalty for

SECT. 1. Whoever puts up at an inn, or goes into any and boarding saloon, restaurant or victualling place, and without having an house keepers.

express agreement for credit, procures food, entertainment or accommodation without paying therefor, and with intent to defraud the owner or keeper of the inn, saloon, restaurant or victualling place out of the pay for the same; or with intent to cheat or defraud such owner or keeper out of the pay therefor, obtains credit at an inn, saloon, restaurant or victualling place for such food, entertainment or accommodation

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CHAP. 23 by means of any false show of baggage or effects brought thereto; or with such intent removes or causes to be removed any baggage or effects from an inn or boarding house, while there is a lien existing thereon for the proper charges due from him for fare and board furnished therein, shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding three months, or by fine not exceeding fifty dollars.'

Approved February 16, 1891.

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Chapter 23. An Act to fix the salary of the County Attorney of the county of Hancock. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: SECT. 1. On and after the first day of January in the year Salary of county

attorney of Han. of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, the cock county, salary of the county attorney of Hancock county shall be four hundred dollars per annuin, instead of the sum now established by law.

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

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Approved February 16, 1891.

Chapter 24.

An Act to amend Chapter fifty-five of the Revised Statutes, relating to Charitable Societies.

R. S., amended.

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

SECT. 1. That section one of chapter fifty-five of the Sec. 1, ch. 55, revised statutes be amended by adding in the seventh line after the words “Sovereigns of Industry” the words “as a Grand Army Post' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows:

•Sect. 1. When seven or more persons desire to be incor- Libraries, and porated as proprietors of a social, military, literary, scientific certain or county law library; as a masonic lodge or chapter of an ary, social, order or degree; as lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; as a division of the Sons of Temperance; as a Tent of Rechabites, as a grange of Patrons of Husbandry; as a

charitable liter

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and benevolent purposes, how incorporated.

CHAP. 25 council of the Sovereigns of Industry; as a Grand Army Post;

; as a relief or benefit association for mutual assistance; as a monument or memorial association; as a society to promote temperance; or for any literary, scientific, musical, charitable, educational, social, military, agricultural, moral, religious, or benevolent purpose; they may apply in writing to any justice of the peace in the county, who may issue his warrant directed to one of said applicants, requiring him to call a meeting thereof at such time and place as the justice appoints.' Sect. 2. This act shall take effect when approved.

Approved February 17, 1891.

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Sec. 35, ch. 124,

Railroads shall give cars containing animals continuous pas.

An Act to amend section thirty-five, chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the Revised

Statutes, relating to the loading of cattle upon cars for transportation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section thirty-five, chapter one hundred and twenty-four R. S., amended. of the revised statutes is hereby amended by inserting in the

eighth line of said section after the word “own," the words and other sucklings, so that said section when amended, shall read as follows:

•SECT. 35. Railroad companies within the state shall give

cars containing cattle, sheep, swine or other animals a consage and prefer- tinuous passage in preference to other freight; and cars freight. loaded with such animals at any station shall have precedence

over all other freight. A greater number of animals shall not be loaded into any car than can stand comfortably therein. Animals of one kind only shall be loaded in the same apartment. Young animals shall not be loaded in the same apartment with those larger and mature, except in case of dams with their own and other sucklings, which shall in all cases be transported in the same apartment and separate from other animals. Calves shall have free access to their dams, and shall not be muzzled. During December, January, February and March, cars used for the transportation of animals shall be sufficiently boarded on the sides and ends to atford proper protection to such animals in case of storms or severely cold weather.'

Approved February 21, 1891.

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