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CHAP. 26

Chapter 26.

An Act to fix the salary of the Judge of Probate for the county of Hancock. 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,

Hancock the salary of the judge of probate for the county of Hancock shall be eight hundred dollars per year, instead of the sum now fixed by law.

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

Approved February 21, 1891.

Chapter 27.

An Act to amend section thirty-one of chapter forty of the Revised Statutes, relating to Inland Fisheries, as amended by chapter two hundred and sixty of the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and chapter seventy-seven of the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and chapter two hundred and nine of the Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Sect. 1. Section thirty-one of chapter forty of the revised Sec. 31, ch. 40,

R. S., amended. statutes, as amended by chapter two hundred and sixty of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, and chapter seventy-seven of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, and chapter two hundred and nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby amended by restoring in lines seven and eight the words Winslow's stream in Penobscot,' so that said section as amended, shall read as follows: •Sect. 31. The following waters and their tributaries are Waters er.

empted from exempt from provisions relating to migratory fishes and the provisions supervision of fishways by the commissioners; that is to say : migratory fish. Royal's river in North Yarmouth, Sewell's pond or its outlet in Arrowsic; so much of the waters of Damariscotta river as are west of the railroad bridge near Damariscotta Mills ; the eastern Penobscot river in Orland, Winslow's stream in Penobscot; all waters in Vinalhaven, Bluehill, Tremont, Mount Desert, Eden, Franklin and Sullivan ; Tunk river in

relating to

CHAP. 28 Steuben, Pleasant river in Washington county, and East

Machias river.'

SECT. 2. So much of chapter two hundred and nine of the public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, as relates to Winslow's stream in Penobscot, is hereby repealed.

Part of ch. 209, Laws of 1899, repealed.

Approved February 21, 1891.

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Chapter 28.
An Act in relation to prosecutions for violations of municipal ordinances and by-laws.

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

In a prosecution in any municipal or police court for a violation of an ordinance or by-law of a city or town, or of any by-law of a village corporation or local board of health, it shall not be necessary to recite such ordinance or by-law in the complaint, or to allege the offense more particularly than in prosecutions under a general statute.

Approved February 21, 1891.

Chapter 29.

Sec. 97, school laws, amended.

An Act to amend section ninety-seven of the school laws of Maine. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows:

Section ninety-seven of the school laws of Maine is hereby

amended as follows: that after the word "ruin" in the last -kindness to line of said section, it shall read : •And it also shall be the birds and ani. manche in public duty of all teachers in the public schools of this state to schools. devote not less than ten minutes of each week of the school

term, to teaching to the children under their charge, the principles of kindness to birds and animals.'

mals shall

Approved February 21, 1891.

CHAP. 30

Chapter 30.

An Act providing for granting administration on the estate of an intestate more than twenty

years after the death of the intestate, in certain cases.

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

When administration has not been taken on the estate of Administration an intestate within twenty years after the death of such intestate may be intestate, and thereafter any property of at least twenty dol- cases, 20 years lars in value, accrues to said estate, or belonging thereto, first comes to the knowledge of any person interested in said estate, original administration may be granted on such property, at any time within two years next after it so accrued or first became known, but such administration shall affect no other property and shall not revive debts due to or by said intestate.

Approved February 21, 1891.

Chapter 31.

An Act to amend section one of chapter three hundred and fourteen of the Public Laws of

eighteen hundred and eighty-five, relating to the citizenship of persons connected with the Soldiers' Home at Togus.

Laws of 1885,

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

Tbat section one of chapter three hundred and fourteen, Sec. 1, ch. 314, public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-five, be amended amended. by inserting after the words shall continue therewith” in the last line thereof, the following: •but any person connected with the National Home as aforesaid, but having a domicile in a town, in this state, outside of said Home and a voting residence therein, shall not be disqualified from voting in the town in which he has such residence on account of his connection with said Home', so that said section when amended, will read as follows: •SECT. 1. All persons who now are, or may hereafter Inmates of

national home, become inmates of the National Home for disabled volun- residence of, and teer soldiers at Togus, in the county of Kennebec, or subject established. to the rules and regulations thereof, or shall receive rations therefrom, shall be deemed citizens of the respective towns in which they bad a legal residence when their connection

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CHAP. 32 with said National Home commenced, so long as such connec.

tion shall continue therewith, but any person connected with the National Home as aforesaid, but having a domicile in a town, in this state, outside of said Home and a voting residence therein, shall not be disqualified from voting in the town in which he has such residence, on account of his connection with said Home.'

Approved February 21, 1891.

Sec. 87, ch.11,
R. S., amended,

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Instructors of youth, examination of.

Chapter 32.
An Act to amend section eighty-seven of chapter eleven of the Revised Statutes, relating to

the qualifications of instructors in public schools.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in Legislature assembled, as follows:

SECT. 1. Section eighty-seven of chapter eleven of the revised statutes, is hereby amended by inserting in specification second thereof, after the word “physiology,” the words "and the elements of the natural sciences, especially as applied to agriculture,' so that said specification will read as follows:

•II. On satisfactory evidence that a candidate possesses a good moral character, and a temper and disposition suitable to be an instructor of youth, they shall examine him in reading, spelling, English grammar, geography, bistory, arithmetic, book-keeping and physiology ; and the elements of the natural sciences, especially as applied to agriculture, and such other branches as they desire to introduce into public schools, and particularly into the school for which he is examined; also as to his capacity for the government thereof.'

SECT. 2. This act shall take effect on and after August one, eighteen hundred and ninety-one.

Approved February 25, 1891,

When act shall take effect.

CHAP 33
Chapter 33.
An Act to amend chapter one hundred fifteen of the Revised Statutes entitled “Salaries of

Public Officers and Compensation of Members of the Government."
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in Legislature assembled, as follows:
Section one of said chapter is hereby amended in that para- Sec. 1, ch. 115,

R. S., amended.
graph which provides for the salary of the secretary of the
board of agriculture, by striking out the word “ix” and in-
serting in lieu thereof the word “fifteen,' so that said para-
graph shall read as follows:
•The secretary of the board of agriculture, fifteen hundred Salary of sec-

retary of board dollars, and reimbursement for necessary expenses incurred of agriculture,

increased. in the discharge of his duties, an account whereof shall be first audited by the governor and council, who from time to time may draw their warrants on the treasurer of state for such sums as are necessary to defray the same and other expenses provided for in chapter fifty-eight.'

Approved February 25, 1891.

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Chapter 34.1893-304

An Act to provide a Board of Registration in the Cities of this state.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: SECT. 1. A board of registration is hereby established in Board of regis.

tration, estab. each city of the state, which shall have the exclusive power lished. and authority to determine the qualification of voters therein, and exclusive power to make up, correct and revise the list of voters in each of said cities, and shall perform all the duties and have, exclusively, all the powers now exercised by the municipal officers of said cities in making, preparing, revising and correcting the list of voters therein under chapter four of the revised statutes or any other statute relating thereto. SECT. 2. Said board shall consist of three members who

Number, shall be residents and legal voters of the city where such terme und

qualification of board is established, one of whom shall be appointed and members. commissioned by the governor by and with the consent of his council for a term of four years, but the first term shall

appointment,

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