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to poor house.

CHAP 17.
AN ACT to provide for the better care of pauper and desti

tute children.

PASSED April 24, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : When SECTION 1. On and after January first, eighteen hundred and children

seventy-six, it shall not be lawful for any justice of the peace, police committed justice or other magistrate, to commit any child, over three and under

sixteen years of age, as vagrant, truant or disorderly, to any county poorhouse of this State, or for any county superintendent, or overseer of the poor, or other officer, to send any such child as a pauper to any such poorhouse for support and care, unless such child be an unteachable idiot, an epileptic, or paralytic, or be otherwise defective, diseased or deformed,

so as to render it unfit for family care, but such justice of the peace, Where to police justice or other magistrate, and also such county superintendent be sent.

or overseer of the poor or other officer, shall commit or send such child or children not above exempted to some orphan asylum or other

charitable or reformatory institution, as now provided for by law. Children $ 2. It shall be the duty of the county superintendents of the poor,

or other proper officers charged with the support and relief of indigent

persons of the several counties of this State, in which there are county houses. poor-houses, to cause the removal of all children between the age of Amended three and sixteen years (not exempted by the first section of this act)

, post. from their respective poor-houses, on or before the first day of January,

eighteen hundred and seventy-six, and also to cause the removal of those who may hereafter come under the care and control, or hereafter be born in such poor-houses, before they shall have arrived at the age of three years, and provide for their support and care in families,

orphan asylums or other appropriate institutions as now provided for Boards of by law; and the boards of supervisors of the several counties, are ord to see hereby required to take such action in the matter, as may be necessary that act is to carry out the provisions of this act. In placing any such child in

any such institution it shall be the duty of the officer, justice or person placing it there to commit such child to an orphan asylum, charitable or other reformatory institution that is governed or controlled by officers or persons of the same religious faith as the parents of such child, as far as practicable.

to be removed from

out.

CHAP 174.
AN ACT to authorize municipal corporations holding the

first mortgage bonds of the Rochester and State Line Rail-
way Company to exchange the same for the second mortgage
bonds of said company.

PASSED April 24, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The common council of the city of Rochester are hereby authorized and empowered to exchange with the Rochester and State

Rochester may exchange

Line Railway Company the first mortgage bonds of said company first mort which were issued to said city pursuant to the provisions of chapter for second one hundred and eighty-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and mortgage seventy-two, entitled "An act to authorize the city of Rochester to issue its bonds in aid of the Rochester and State Line Railway Company, and to take bonds of that company therefor,” passed April sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, for an equal amount of the second mortgage bonds of said company, provided that the first and second mortgage bonds issued, or to be issued, shall not exceed the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars for each mile in length of the said railway as located from Rochester to Salamanca, whenever a guaranty is given by the directors of the Rochester and State Line Railroad Company, to be approved by the mayor of the city of Rochester, that said railroad shall be ready for operation by January first, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven.

$ 2. The commissioners, or a majority of them, representing any Other municipal corporation within this State, holding the bonds of the municipa Rochester and State Line Railway Company, in exchange for the bonds tions. of such municipal corporation, pursuant to the provisions of chapter nine hundred and seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and sixtynine, entitled “ An act to amend an act entitled “An act to authorize the formation of railroad corporations and to regulate the same,' passed April second, eighteen hundred and fifty, so as to permit municipal corporations to aid in the construction of railroads," passed May eighteen, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, and the several acts amendatory thereof, or supplementary thereto, are hereby authorized and empowered to exchange with said railway company its bonds so held by said commissioners for the second mortgage bonds of said company to an equal amount, whenever a guaranty is given by the directors of the Rochester and State Line Railroad Company, to be approved by said commissioners, or a majority of them, that said railroad shall be ready for operation by January first, eighteen hundred and seventyseren.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 175.

AN ACT to regulate the sale of baled hay and straw in the
State of New York.

PASSED April 26, 1875.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. It shall not be lawful for any person in the State of New Amount York to sell, or offer for sale, baled hay or straw, with more than twenty of wood pounds of wood to the bale, the weight of which is two hundred pounds or upward, or more than ten pounds of wood for bales weighing less than two hundred pounds.

§ 2. The gross weight shall be plainly marked on each bale of hay or Weight to straw, and no person shall sell, or offer for sale, such hay or straw so be marked marked which shall weigh less than such gross weight after deducting

on bale. five pounds from each bale for shrinkage.

Panalty.

§ 3. Any person or persons, violating the provisions of the preceding sections, or either of them, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor or criminal offense, which shall be prosecuted according to the ordinary course of procedure in criminal accusations before any justice of the peace of the town, or before any magistrate of the city in which such person or persons shall make the sale or deliver the same; and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine, not exceeding three dollars, for each and every bale so sold, and the costs of the proceedings, and stand committed until said fine is paid. § 4. This act shall take effect immediately. See L. 1860, ch. 155; ante, vol. 3, p. 671.

and

CHAP 176. AN ACT relative to the incorporation of musical colleges, schools and academies.

PASSED April 27, 1875. Tke People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Incorpora- SECTION 1. Any citizens not less than ten in number, of whom a tion of musical

majority shall be inhabitants of this State, who may desire to found colleges and endow a musical college, school or academy within this State for schools. the education of persons in the lower and higher branches of music

may make, sign and acknowledge before some officer authorized to take the acknowledgment of deeds, a certificate in writing in which shall be stated the corporate name of the proposed institution, the names of the persons proposed for the first trustees, not less than seven, the object of said corporation, and the name of the city or town in which it is proposed to locate the same, and shall file such certificate in the office of the county clerk of the county in which such corporation is located, and in the office of the Secretary of State. Such corporation may hold and possess real and personal property to the

amount of two millions of dollars. Powers 8 2. Every institution incorporated under this act shall have all the and privileges of

powers and privileges and be subject to the provisions, liabilities and

restrictions of the third title of the eighteenth chapter of the first tion.

part of the Revised Statutes, so far as the same are applicable. The trustees of every college or academy incorporated pursuant to this act shall have power to grant and confer diplomas and the degree of

doctor of music. May take $ 3. Any corporation formed under this act shall be capable of andpoota

. ta king, holding or receiving any property, real or personal, by virtue

of any devise or bequest contained in any last will or testament of any person whomsoever, the clear annual income of which devise or bequest at the time the same is made shall not exceed the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, subject to all the provisions of law relating to devises and bequests by last will and testament.

8 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

corpora

CHAP 180.

AN ACT creating a board of town auditors in the several

towns of this State and to prescribe their powers and
duties.

PASSED April 29, 1875; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly do enact as follows:
SECTION 1. In addition to the officers now authorized by law to be

Board of elected at town meetings, there shall be chosen in the manner herein- town after provided in each of the towns of this State, at the next annual auditors. town meeting held after the passage of this act, and annually thereafter, three town auditors, whose term of office shall continue during one year after their election, and who shall form the board of town auditors of the town for which they are elected.

§ 2. All the powers conferred by law upon boards of town auditors, Powers and all duties required by law to be performed by such boards, are con- and duties ferred upon and shall be required of the town auditors elected or appointed under and pursuant to this act. All bills and claims must be presented on the first day of their session.

$ 3. Such town auditors shall be voted for upon the same ballots as Manner of other town officers, and the ballots received and canvassed, and their voting for · election certified, excepting, however, that only two of such auditors auditors.

shall be voted for on each ballot, and the two persons having the highest number of votes shall be declared elected as two of such auditors, and the person having the next highest number of votes shall be appointed by the presiding officers of such town meeting, or in case the election is held in election districts, by the supervisor and justice of the peace of such town or a majority of them, as the other of such auditors.

4. No person shall be elected or appointed as such town auditor, or shall Qualificahold office as such, unless he is a freeholder of the town for which he shall be tions. elected or appointed, and no person so elected or appointed shall hold any other office in such town during the term for which he is elected or appointed; and if he shall accept an election or appointment to any other office in such town, he shall immediately cease to be a town auditor, and the vacancy in his office shall be supplied in the manner hereinafter required.

$ 5. Each of such town auditors shall be entitled to and shall receive for his Compenservices three dollars per day for each day not exceeding three, actually employed sation. by him in the performance of the duties of his office. In case of any vacancy Vacancies. occurring in the board of town auditors, by the death or removal from the town of any or either of such auditors, or by his neglect or refusal to accept such office, the supervisor of the town in which such vacancy occurs may appoint some suitable and competent person to fill such vacancy until the next annual town meeting thereafter.

$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately. The following named counties and towns have been "exempted from the provisions and operations" of the above act, viz.:

By ch. 99, L. 1877 (as amended by ch. 179, L. 1879), "the counties of Suffolk (except the town of Islip), Onondaga, Saratoga (except the town of Saratoga Springs), Ontario, Yates, Rensselaer, Genesee, Schenectady, Monroe, Livingston, Otsego, Schoharie (except the town of Schoharie), Niagara and Orleans." By ch. 358, L. 1878, the counties of Wayne, Delaware, Allegany, Oneida, Cayuga, Erie, St. Lawrence, Schuyler, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan and Broome." By cb. 21, L. 1879, “the counties of Lewis, Madison (excepting the town of Lenox), Wyoming, Queens and Jefferson (except the towns of Le Roy, Watertown and Wilna, and the town of Thurman, county of Warren)." By ch. 399, L. 1879, the towns of Afton and Plymouth, in the county of Chenango." By ch. 24, L. 1880, the county of Oswego (except the towns of Mexico, Richland and Sandy Creek.)". By ch. 107, L. 1880, * the towns of Guilford and Greene, Chenango county." By ch. 314, L. 1880, “Fulton county." By ch. 75, L. 1880," the town of Scipio, in the county of Cayuga," was, " in all things, made subject to the provisions and operations" of the above act; and by ch. 236, L. 13:0, a board of town auditors was created in the town of Newtown, Queens county.

by ch. 86, Laws 1879.

CHAP 181.
AN ACT to authorize the villages of the State of New York

to furnish pure and wholesome water to the inhabitants
thereof.

PASSED April 29, 1875; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Board of SECTION 1. The authorities of any incorporated village in this State missioners. may hereafter organize into a board of water commissioners in the

manner by this act provided. Who may § 2. For the purposes of this act, said authorities are hereby defined Arganized to be, in villages, the board of trustees thereof. The terms of office of

said commissioners shall respectively continue for the terms for which post, p.702.

said authorities shall be, or shall have been, respectively elected. How to § 3. Whenever a majority of said authorities, in a village, shall deem organize. it advisable to organize as a board of water commissioners, they shall

certify the same in writing to the clerk of the village, who shall thereupon and within five days thereafter, notify said authorities, in writing, to attend a meeting to be held within five days thereafter, for the purpose of organizing as a board of water commissioners. At the time and place named in said notice, said authorities, or a majority of them, shall meet and organize by electing one of their number president of

the board. They shall also elect from their number a secretary and Rules. treasurer. Said board may make all necessary rules and regulations Treasur for its government and the transaction of its business. The treaser’s bond. urer shall give a bond with sufficient sureties for the faithful perform

ance of the duties of his office in such amount as may be determined

by the board of commissioners, to be appointed by said commissioners. Duties. § 4. It shall be the duty of the commissioners to examine and con

sider all matters relating to supplying the village with pure and wholesome water, and for that purpose they shall have power to employ engineers, surveyors and such other persons as shall be necessary for that purpose; and they shall adopt such plans as in their opinion may be most feasible for procuring such supply of water, and which shall embrace proper distribution pipes and supplies for all streets and places where, in their opinion, it shall be of interest to the

village, and shall ascertain the probable amount of money necessary May pur, to carry the same into effect; and for that purpose they shall have chase land. power to contract for and purchase, and take by deed or other instru

ment under seal, in the name of said village, all lands, tenements, hereditaments, rights or privileges whatever, and situate at any place within the county in which said village may be situated, which may be required for the purpose, and to contract for the execution of the work, or any part thereof, or the supply of any necessary material; and the commissioners, and their agents and employees, are authorized to enter upon any land or water for the purpose of making surveys, and to agree with the owner of the property, real or personal, which may be required for the purposes of this act, as to the amount of com

pensation to be paid such owner, subject to a revision by the court, Survey of upon application by any three taxable inhabitants of the village. lands to be

85. Before entering, taking or using any land for the purpose of this Amended act, the said water commissioners shall cause a survey and map to be

made of the lands intended to be taken or entered upon for any of said

taken.

1879, ch.

228.

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