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in his own name as register in such bank as the judge Chap. 47 approves, all money coming into his hands belonging to said estate, and keeping and rendering to the judge a strict account of its disposal, and the net proceeds thereof, after deducting the expenses of the proceedings, shall be divided by the register, pro rata, among the creditors of the debtor named in his original schedules, or schedules as amended by order of the judge, and such other creditors as shall have proved their claims before such distribution, in part satisfaction of their respective debts. The examination herein provided for shall be in writing, signed by the debtor and filed in the office of the register, and if the judge appoints any person to take such examination, he may allow him reasonable compensation therefor, to be paid out of the debtor's assets if they are sufficient, otherwise such compensation, or such part thereof as remains unsatisfied out of the debtor's estate shall be paid out of the county treasury.'

Approved March 4, 1891.

Chapter 47.

An Act to amend section nine of chapter fifteen of the Revised Statutes, relating to Burying

Grounds

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

Section nine of chapter fifteen of the revised statutes is Sec. 9, ch 15, hereby amended by inserting after the word "burying yard" R. S., amended. in the second line, the word 'or incorporated cemetery or burying yard,' and by adding to said section the following words : ‘nor shall any person, corporation or association establish, locate or enlarge any cemetery or burying ground by selling or otherwise disposing of lots, so that the limits thereof shall be extended nearer any dwelling house than twenty-five rods, against the written protest of the owner, provided, that nothing in this act shall prohibit the sale or disposition of lots within the limits of any existing cemetery or burying ground, so that said section shall read as follows:

•Sect. 9. The municipal officers of any town, may on When towa petition of ten voters, enlarge any public cemetery or bury- enlarge public ing yard or incorporated cemetery or burying yard within

officers muy

cemetery.

-not less than twenty-five rods from dwelling.

Chap. 48 their town, by taking land of adjacent owners, to be paid for

by the town or otherwise as the municipal officers may direct, when in their judgment public necessity requires it, provided, that the limits thereof shall not be extended nearer any dwelling house than twenty-five rods, against the written protest of the owner, made to said officers at the time of the hearing on said petition. Nor shall any person, corporation or association establish, locate or enlarge any cemetery or burying ground by selling or otherwise disposing of lots so that the limits thereof shall be extended nearer any dwelling house than twenty-five rods against the written protest of the owner, provided, that nothing in this act shall prohibit the sale or disposition of lots within the limits of any existing cemetery or burying ground.'

Approved March 8, 1891.

Chapter 48.

An Act to amend section twenty, chapter thirty of the Revised Statutes, relating to the killing

of Muskrat.

Sec. 20, ch. 30,

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

Section twenty of chapter thirty of the revised statutes is R. 8., amended. hereby amended as follows: by striking out after the word

"fisher” the words "or muskrat," and inserting the following: 'or whoever destroys any muskrat between the twentieth day of May and the first day of March,' so that said section as

amended, shall read : Penalty for •SECT. 20. Whoever, between the first day of May and

the fifteenth day of October, destroys any mink, beaver, sable, May 1 and Oct. otter, fisher, or whoever destroys any muskrat between the

twentieth day of May and the first day March, forfeits ten -muskrat,

dollars for each animal so destroyed, to be recovered on complaint.'

destroying certain wild animale between

15,

Approved March 10, 1891.

between May
20, aad March 1.

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Chapter 49.

An Act to amend section twenty-seven of chapter sixty-five of the Revised Statutes as heretofore

amended, relating to the distribution of property of deceased persons.

R. S., amnended.

of .

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

Section twenty-seven of chapter sixty-five of the revised Sec. 27, ch. 65, statutes is hereby further amended, so that the same shall read as follows: SECT. 27. When on the settlement of any account of an Remainder of

personal estate, administrator of executor, there appears to remain in his how distributed. hands property not necessary for the payment of debts and expenses of administration, not specifically bequeathed, the judge upon petition of any party interested, after public notice and such other notice as he may order, shall determine who are entitled to the estate and their respective shares therein under the will or according to law, and order the same to be distributed accordingly; and alienage shall be no bar to any person, who, in other respects, is entitled to receive any part of such property. If an executor or admin- -proceedings, if istrator neglects to distribute the property in his hands in bution is not pursuance of such order, and the parties in interest reside out of the state, and had no actual notice of any such settlement of account, the judge, on petition of any such party, may, within six years after such settlement, order such executor or administrator to render a new account. sum of money directed by a decree of the probate court to be paid over, remains for six months unclaimed, the executor, administrator, guardian or trustee who was ordered to pay over the same, may deposit it in some savings bank or like institution, as the probate court directs, to accumulate for the benefit of the person entitled thereto. Such deposit shall be made in the name of the judge of probate for the time being, and shall be subject to the order of the judge and his successors in oflice, as hereinafter proviided. The person making the deposit shall file in the probate court a statement thereof under oath, with the original evidence of such deposit, which shall be allowed as a sufficient voucher for such payment. When the person entitled to the money deposited, satisfies the judge of bis right to receive the same, the judge shall cause it to be paid over to him. When an executor, administrator, guardian or trustee has paid or delivered over

If any

CHAP. 50

to the persons entitled thereto the money or other property in his hands, as required by a decree of a probate court, he may perpetuate the evidence thereof by presenting to said court, without further notice, within one year after the decree is made, an account of such payments or of the delivery over of such property ; which account being proved to the satisfaction of the court, and verified by the oath of the party, shall be allowed as his final discharge, and ordered to be recorded.'

Approved March 10, 1891.

Sec. 99, ch. 47,
R.S., amended.

Chapter 50.
An Act to amend section ninety-nine of chapter forty-seven of the Revised Statutes, relating to

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

Section ninety-nine of chapter forty-seven of the revised statutes is hereby amended by inserting after the word "deposit" in the fifth line thereof the words, all dividends included,' so that said section as amended, shall read as fol

lows: May receive •Sect. 99. Such corporation may receive on deposit for the deposits not exceeding $2,000 use and benefit of depositors, sums of money offered for that

purpose; but shall not receive from any one depositor, directly or indirectly, over two thousand dollars; and no interest shall be paid to any one depositor for any amount of deposit, all dividends included, exceeding said sum, except for deposits by widows, orphans, administrators, executors, guardians, charitable institutions and as trust funds. The trustees may refuse any deposit at their pleasure.'

from one depositor.

Approved March 10, 1891.

Chapter 51.

Au Act regulating the salary of the Register of Probate for the County of Androscoggin.

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 of our Lord eighteen hundred and ninety-one, the salary of

Salary of regis. ter oi probate for Androscog. gin county, fixed.

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the register of probate for the county of Androscoggin, shall be six hundred and fifty dollars per year.

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

Approved March 10, 1891.

Chapter 52.

An Act to exempt Little River, in Perry, from the provisions of chapter forty, Revised

Statutes, so far as it applies to Fishways.

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

Little river, in Perry, Maine, shall be exempt from all the Little river, provisions of chapter forty, revised statutes, that relate to provisions of ch. maintaining fishways in said river, except April, May and June.

Approved March 11, 1891.

exempt from

40, R.S.

Chapter 53. X An Act to amend paragraph ten, section six of chapter seventy-seven, Revised Statutes, as amended by chapter two hundred and eight, Public Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty. nine, relating to the equity powers of the Supreme Judicial Court.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows: Paragraph ten, section six of chapter seventy-seven, revised Sec. 10, ch. 77,

R. 8., amended. statutes as amended by chapter two hundred and eight, public laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby amended by striking out after the word law” in the seventh line of said paragraph the words “and not exempt from such attachment and seizure,” and by adding after the last word in said paragraph the following words: “But no provision of this paragraph shall be so construed as to reach and apply in payment of a debt, any property exempted by sections thirtyeight and thirty-nine of chapter five, sectious six, seven and eight of chapter fifteen, section eleven of chapter fifty-five, and by chapter eighty-one, revised statutes,' so that said paragraph, as amended, shall read as follows:

X. In suits for re-delivery of goods or chattels taken or Equity powers detained from the owner, and secreted or withheld,

so that

of S. J. Court.

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