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CHAP. 85

Chapter 85.
An Act for the enforcement of the laws for the protection of the Lobster Fisheries.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in Legislature assembled, as follows:

SECT. 1.
Lobsters seized

When any lobsters are seized by virtue of the under provisions of provisions of any law of this state for the protection of the law, shall be appraised and lobster fisheries, it shall be the duty of the officer making such sold.

seizure to cause such lobsters, so seized, as he is not required by law to liberate, to be appraised within twenty-four hours after the time of such seizure by three disinterested men residing in the county where such seizure is made, to be selected by him, and the lobsters so seized and appraised shall thereupon be sold by the officer making the seizure thereof, at such time and in such manner as shall by him be deemed proper.

SECT. 2. The officer making such seizure and sale shall, within ten days after the time of such seizure, file libel in behalf of the state before a trial justice, or a judge of a police or municipal court of the county in which such seizure was made, setting forth the fact of such seizure, appraisal and sale, the time and place of seizure, the number of lobsters so seized and

sold, and the amount of the proceeds of such sale ; and such trial -hearing shall justice or judge shall appoint a time and place for the hearing

on such libel and shall issue a notice of the same to all persons interested to appear at the time and place appointed, and show cause why the lobsters so seized and sold, and the proceeds of such sale should not be declared forfeited, which notice shall be served upon the owner, if known and by causing an attested copy of such libel and notice to be posted in two public and conspicuous places in the county in which the seizure was made, seven days at least, before the time of

hearing. How proceeds

Sect. 3. If any person appears at the time and place of dispored of. hearing and claims that the lobsters so seized and sold were

be given owner.

not liable to forfeiture at the time of seizure, and that he was entitled thereto, the trial justice or judge shall hear and determine the cause, and if he shall decide that such lobsters at the time of seizure were not liable to forfeiture and that the claimant was entitled thereto, he shall order the proceeds of such sale to be paid to the claimant; if no claimant shall

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CHAP appear, or if such trial justice or judge shall decide that such Chap. 86 lobsters, at the time of seizure, were not liable to forfeiture, or that the claimant was not entitled thereto, he shall decree a forfeiture of such lobsters and of the proceeds of sale, and shall order the proceeds of sale, after deducting all lawful charges, to be disposed of as required by law, and shall render judgment against the claimant for costs to be taxed as in civil suits, and issue execution therefor against him, in favor of the state, which costs when collected, shall be paid into the treasurer of the county.

SECT. 4. The claimant shall have the right of appeal to Claimart may the next supreme judicial court or superior court in the county, upon recognizing and paying the fees for copies and entry as in cases of appeal in criminal cases.

Sect. 5. The fees and costs of seizure, appraisal and sale, Fees and costs, and in all other proceedings in the case, shall be as provided by law in criminal cases, and, in case a forfeiture shall be declared, shall be paid out of the proceeds of sale, otherwise shall be paid by the county as in criminal cases.

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect when approved.

appeal.

how paid.

Approved Mareh 21, 1891.

county,

Chapter 86.
An Act to provide for the preservation of the Washington county records of deeds in the

Aroostook Registry.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in Legislature assembled, as follows:
SECT. 1. The register of deeds of the Aroostook registry Register of

deeds, district of Aroostook county is hereby authorized to make Aroostook copies in suitable volumes for preservation in the Aroostook authorized to registry, of the five volumes of Washington county records copies. of deeds now in said registry, and of the certificates of the records thereof.

SECT. 2. The copy of each deed or instrument recorded shall be in said five volumes, and of the certificate of the record thereof shall be attested by said register as a true copy from the Washington county records of deeds in the Aroostook registry, and copies of the record of such copies and certificates

make certain

attested.

CHAP. 87 shall be admissible in evidence in all cases where copies of .

the original records would be admissible.

SECT. 3. Said register shall receive such compensation for bis services and expenditures in the premises, as may be allowed to him by any judge of the supreme judicial court, holding court in said county after said work is completed, to be paid out of the treasury of said county of Aroostook.

Compensation
of register.

Approved March 21, 1891.

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Chapter 87.
An Act relating to Fratona Beneficiary Organizations.
Be it enacted by the Senate on House of Representatives

in Legislature assembled, H8 How:
Foreign bene. Any fraternal beneficiary corporations, association or society,
ficiary associa.
organized under thep U of another state, issuing benefit
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, business in this certificates payable at Lotated periods of equal length, aggre

gating in the whole not less than twenty-eight years, and also payable at Peath any beneficiary therein named, may be licensed by deasurande commissioner to do business within this state, upon complying with section six of chapter two hundred and thirty-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine.

Approved March 21, 1891.

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Chapter 88.

An Act authorizing the transfer of certain plans and maps from the Library and office of

Secretary of State to the Land Office.

Plans and maps
transferred to
land office.

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

The secretary of state, librarian and land agent, are hereby authorized and directed to transfer all plans and maps from the library and office of secretary of state to the land office.

Approved March 21, 1891.

Sec. 26, ch. 26,
R. S., amended.

escapes to be

CHAP. 89 Chapter 89. An Act to amend section twenty-six of chapter twenty-six of the Rerised Statutes, relating to

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

Section twenty-six of chapter twenty-six of the revised statutes is hereby amended, so as to read as follows:

Sect. 26. Every public house where guests are lodged, Suitable fire

SECT and every building in which any trade, manufacture, or business provided for

hotels, factories, is carried on, requiring the presence of workmen above the first ete. story, and all rooms used for public assembly or amusement, and all tenement houses three stories in height where only one stairway or means of egress from the upper stories out of the building is provided, and all tenement houses of four or more stories in height, intended to be occupied by families, boarders or lodgers, above the third story, shall at all times be provided with suitable and sufficient fire escapes, outside stairs, or ladders from each story or gallery above the level of the ground, easily accessible to all inmates in case of fire or of an alarm of fire; the sufficiency thereof to be determined as provided in the following section.'

Approved March 23, 1891.

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commissioners

county, fixed.

Chapter 90. X
An Act relating to the salary of the County Commissioners of Cumberland 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 April in the year Salary of county of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one, the of Cumberland compensation of each of the county commissioners of the county of Cumberland shall be a salary, the chairman shall receive the sum of nine hundred and fifty dollars and each of the other commissioners shall receive the sum of eight hundred and fifty dollars annually, payable from the county treasury, in quarterly payments, on the first days of January, April, July and October, in full for all services, expenses and travel, including the management of the jail workshop and the sale of its products; at least a majority of said board

CHAP. 91 shall be in attendance at their office in Portland on all secular

days except when official business calls them elsewhere.

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts conflicting with this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved March 25, 1891.

Chapter 91.
An Act to provide another mode for the foreclosure of Mortgages.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in Legislature assembled, as follows:

In addition to the modes now provided by law, mortgages of real and personal property may be foreclosed by suit in equity.

Approved March 25, 1891.

Foreclosure of mortgages.

Chapter 92.

An Act to facilitate the enforcement of Insurance and Fraternal Beneficiary Laws.

Prosecutions for violation of

how commenced.

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

Prosecutions for violation of insurance and fraternal beninsurance laws, eficiary laws may be commenced by complaint and war

rant before any municipal or police judge or trial justice, asin the case of other offenses not within the final jurisdiction of such judge or justice, as provided in section five of chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the revised statutes.

Approred March 25, 1891.

Chapter 93.

An Act to amend section forty-six of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the Revised

Statutes, relating to Cruelty to Animals.

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

Section forty-six of chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the revised statutes is hereby amnended, by striking out

Sec. 46, ch. 124,
R. S., amended.

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