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CHAP. 20

Chapter 20.
An Act to amend and correct section one, chapter two hundred and six of the Private and
Special Laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, relating to fishing in Four Ponds in
Franklin county.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

in Legislature assembled, as follows:
Sec. 1, ch. 206, Sect. 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and six of
Private laws,
1887, amended. the private and special laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-

seven, is hereby amended by striking out the word “Oxford”
in the fourth line of said section and substituting the word
•Franklin,' so that said section, as amended, shall read as

follows:
Close time for •Sect. 1. No person shall take, catch, kill or fish for any
trout, etc., in
Beaver and land-locked salmon, trout or any other fish in any of the Four
other ponds,
between Oct. 1, `ponds, Beaver or Long ponds, or other waters in townships
and May 1.

D and E in Franklin county between tbe first day of October
and the first day of May following in each year.'

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

Approved February 2, 1891.

Chapter 21.

An Act to amend the charter of the Biddeford and Saco Railroad Company.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

in Legislature assembled, as follows: Bec. 2, ch. 257,

Chapter two hundred and fifty-seven, section two, of private
Private Laws of
1887, amended." and special laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, is

hereby amended by adding thereto the following: ‘and it may
discontinue the operation of its road, or any part thereof,
when in the judgment of the directors of said company its
tracks are so obstructed by ice or snow as to make further
operation so impracticable or expensive as to be of lasting
injury to said company,' so that said section as amended, shall

read as follows: How road may

SECT. 2. Said company may operate its road by animal, be operated.

electric or cable power, and it may discontinue the operation
of its road, or any part thereot, when in the judgment of the
directors of said company, its tracks are so obstructed by ice
or snow, as to make further operation so impracticable or
expensive as to be of lasting injury to said company.'

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Approved February 3, 1891.

CHAP. 22

Chapter 22.

An Act to incorporate the Cherryfield Village Corporation. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, as follows :

Sect. 1. The territory in the town of Cherryfield, comprising all of Union School District, together with the inhabitants thereon, is hereby created a body politic and corporate,

Corporate name by the name of Cherryfield Village Corporation, with all the rights and privileges provided by the laws of the state relating to corporations. SECT. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and vested Authorised to

raise money for with power, at any legal meeting called for the purpose, to certain pur. raise money to defray the expenses of a night watch, a police force, of lighting the streets, and all other necessary measures for the better security of life and property, and for the promotion of good order and quiet within its limits; for the purchase, repair and preservation of one or more fire engines, engine houses, bose, buckets, ladders or other apparatus for the extinguishment of fires, for the construction and repair of reservoirs and aqueducts to supply water, and for organizing and maintaining within the limits of said territory an efficient fire department.

SECT. 3. Any money raised by said corporation for the Money, how purposes aforesaid, shall be assessed upon the property and polls within the territory aforesaid, by the assessors of said corporation in the same manner as is by law provided for the assessment of town taxes, and said assessors may copy the last valuation of said property by the assessors of the town of Cherryfield and assess the tax thereon; or if the corporation shall so direct, may correct said valuation, or make a new valuation thereof, according to the principles established by the last state tax, and assess the tax on that valuation.

SECT. 4. Upon a certificate being filed with the assessors Assessment and of said corporation by the clerk thereof of the amount of taxes. money raised at any meeting for the purposes aforesaid, it shall be the duty of said assessors, as soon as may be, to assess said amount upon the polls and estates of the persons residing on the territory aforesaid, and upon the estates of non-resident proprietors thereof, and lists of the assessments so made, to certify and deliver to the collector whose duty it shall be to collect the same in like manner as county and town

raised.

- valuation.

collection of

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CHAP. 22

Officers.

-powers of fire) wardens, and police officers,

taxes are by law collected by towns, and to pay over the same to the treasurer of said corporation, who shall receive the same and pay it out to order or direction of the corporation, and keep a regular account of all moneys received and paid out, and exbibit the same to the assessors whenever requested ; and said corporation shall have the same power to direct the mode of collecting said taxes as towns have in the collection of town taxes.

Sect. 5. The officers of said corporation shall consist of a clerk, treasurer, collector, assessors, fire wardens, board of police officers, and such other officers as may be provided for in the by-laws of said corporation ; the said fire wardens to have exclusively all the power and authority within the limits of said corporation that fire Wardens have or may have, chosen by towns at town meeting; the said board of police officers to consist of such number as the corporation may decide, who shall be duly sworn, and have power to execute all warrants, and have the same power to prevent public disturbances, and preserve public peace within said corporation as is given by the laws of this state to constables, and to restrain all infractions of, and carry into effect such by-laws as said corporation shall adopt in pursuance of this act.

SECT. 6. The said corporation, at any legal meeting thereof called for the purpose, may adopt such by-laws and provisions, not inconsistent with the laws and constitution of this state and the United States, as they may deem expedient and necessary for the better government and regulation of the municipal affairs within said corporation, in which case such by-laws and provisions so adopted shall extend to said corporation as fully to all intents and purposes as the other provisions of this act, subject only to alterations or additions by a two-thirds vote at a legal meeting of the corporation called for the purpose.

SECT. 7. All the officers of said corporation shall be chosen by ballot, and sworn to the faithful performance of their duties, the first election to be at the meeting of the legal voters of the corporation called to accept this charter, and the annual election of officers shall be in the month of April.

SECT. 8. The clerk shall keep a record of all the doings and proceedings at the meetings of the said corporation.

By-laws.

Officers, how chosen.

Duty of clerk.

collector,

how called.

Sect. 9. The collector and treasurer shall give bond in Chap. 23 double the amount of the taxes so raised, to the inhabitants treasurer and of said corporation, which bond shall be approved by the assessors and clerk.

Sect. 10. H. C. Bartlett, F. I. Campbell, W. M. Nash First meeting, and G. R. Campbell or either of them are authorized to call the first meeting of said corporation, by posting three notices in public and conspicuous places in said village, stating the time, place and objects of said meeting, at least seven days before the time of holding the same; all subsequent meetings shall be called and notified in like manner by order of the assessors; and a meeting shall at any time be called on the written application of seven legal voters to suid assessors, stating the time, place and purposes for which said meeting is requested.

SECT. 11. All persons liable to be taxed for polls, residing Qualification of in the limits of said corporation, shall be legal voters at any meeting of said corporation.

SECT. 12. At the meeting prescribed in section ten of this act, the legal voters shall vote by ballot on the question of accepting this charter, and if a majority shall vote in favor of its acceptance, then it shall take effect, and the corporation shall proceed to organize and choose its officers.

SECT. 13. This act shall take effect when approved, but when act shall shall not be binding on said corporation unless accepted by them as hereinbefore provided.

voters.

Acceptance of charter.

take .

Approved February 3, 1891.

Chapter 23.

An Act to accept the provisions of an act of Congress as approved August thirty, eighteen

hundred and ninety, relating to the endowment and su ort of the College for the benefit of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts.

act of Congress

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

Sect. 1. That the provisions of an act of Congress of the Acceptance of United States, approved August thirty, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled “An Act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the College for the benefit of Agriculture and the

CHAP. 24

Mechanic Arts,” established under the provisions of an act of

" Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixtytwo, be assented to and accepted, and the treasurer of said college is hereby authorized to receive and receipt for the same.

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

Approved February 5, 1891.

Mortgage of company, made valid.

Sec. 4, amended.

Authorized to issue mortgage bonds.

Chapter 24.
An Act additional to and amendatory of the charter of the Eastpoit Water Company.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in Legislature assembled, as follows:
SECT. 1. The mortgage issued by the Eastport Water

. Company to the Massachusetts Loan and Trust Company, as trustee, bearing date the twenty-seventh day of March, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and the bonds secured thereby to the amount of eighty thousand dollars, are hereby ratified and made valid.

SECT. 2. The fourth section of the act entitled “An Act to amend the charter of the Eastport Water Company,” approved March ninth in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sect. 4. Said corporation is hereby authorized to issue from time to time its mortgage bonds not exceeding in all the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, with such rates of interest and payable at such times as it may from time to time deem expedient, and it may apply the proceeds thereof to liquidating its present or future indebtedness, completing, improving or extending its works, or for any other lawful uses of the corporation. Any stockholder shall bave the privilege of purchasing any of said bonds to the extent and in proportion that his stock bears to the whole capital stock of said company, at the lowest cash price at which said bonds are voted to be disposed of from time to time, which shall be not less than their fair market value.'

SECT. 3. All the proceedings of the adjourned meeting of the stockholders of the Eastport Water Company held on the first day of October eighteen hundred and ninety, are hereby

--stockholders, may purchase bonds.

Doings, made valid,

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