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box. The poll lists for the said election shall be so prepared and kept that there shall be a column therein containing a mark or figure for each voter who shall vote one of such ballots, which column shall be headed “Convention." All the provisions of the act entitled "An act respecting elections other than for militia and town officers," passed April fifth, eighteen bundred and forty-two, and all laws amendatory thereof, and all the provisions of the act entitled "An act for ascertaining by proper proofs the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage, and to prevent fraudulent voting,” passed April fifteenth, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, and all the provisions of the act entitled "An act to ascertain by proper proofs the citizens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage," passed May thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, so far as the same are applicable, shall apply to the proceedlings under this act.

S 2. The secretary of state shall, immediately after the assembling of the next legislature, in the year eighteen bundred and sixty-seven, report thereto the result of the election herein provided for.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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boarding vessel.

CHAP. 184.
AN ACT for the better protection of seamen in the port

and harbor of New York,

Passed March 21, 1866; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. It shall not be lawful for any person, except a pilot or pecessary to public officer, to board, or attempt to board, a vessel arriving

in the port or harbor of New York, before such vessel shall have been made fast to the wharf, without first obtaining eave from the master or person having charge of such vessel, or leave in writing from her owners or agents.

$ 2. It shall not be lawful for any owner, agent, master, or to consont other person having charge of any vessel arriving or being in

the port of New York, to permit or authorize any sailors' hotel or boarding-house keeper not licensed as hereinafter provided, or any agent, runner or employee of any sailors' hotel or boarding-house keeper to board or attempt to board, any vessel arriving in or lying, or being in the harbor or port of New York, before such vessel shall have been made fast to the wharf or anchored, with intent to invite, ask or solicit the boarding of any of the crew employed on such vessel.

$ 3. It shall not be lawful for any sailors' hotel or boardingvessel when house keeper, or the employee of any sailors' hotel or board

ing-house keeper, having boarded any vessel made fast to any

When master not

Persong not to stay on

wharf in the port of New York, to neglect or refuse to leave said vessel after having been ordered so to do by the master or person baving charge of such vessel.

$ 4. It shall not be lawful for any person to keep, conduct License for or carry on, either as owner, proprietor, agent or otherwise, boardingany sailors' boarding-house or sailors' hotel in the city of New York or city of Brooklyn, without having the license in this act provided.

$ 5. It shall not be lawful for any person not having the persons not license in this act provided, or not being the regular agent, bidden to runner or employee of a person having such license, to invite, sailors. ask or solicit, in the city or harbor of New York or city of Brooklyn, the boarding or lodging of any of the crew employed on any vessel.

$ 6. There shall be, and is hereby created, a board denomi- sommige nated a board of commissioners for licensing sailors' boarding- license. houses or hotels in the cities of New York and Brooklyn, consisting of one person, to be selected by each of the following corporate bodies or associations respectively, to wit: The chamber of commerce of the State of New York; the American seaman's friend society, in New York; the New York board of underwriters; the marine society of New York and the society for promoting the gospel among seamen in the port of New York.

$ 7. Such board shall organize for the transaction of busi- Thoir dutles ness as soon as practicable after the passage of this act. They shall take the application of any person applying for a license to keep a sailors' boarding-house, or sailors' hotel in the city of New York, and, upon satisfactory evidence to them of the respectability and competency of such applicant, and of the suitableness of his accommodations, shall issue to him a license, which shall be good for one year, unless sooner revoked by said board, to keep a sailors' boarding-house in the city of New York or Brooklyn, and to invite and solicit boarders for the same.

S 8. Such board may, upon satisfactory evidence of the Revocation disorderly character of any sailors' hotel or boarding-bonise, licensed as herein before provided, or of the keeper or proprietor of any such house, or of any force, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation in inviting or soliciting boarders or lodgers for such house, of the part of such keeper or proprietor, or of any of his ageuts, runners or employees, or of any attempt to persuade or entice any of the crew to desert from any vessel in the harbor of New York, by such keeper or proprietor, or any of his agents, runners or employees, revoke the license for keeping such house.

$ 9. Every person receiving the license hereinbefore pro- License fees vided for, shall pay to the board of commissioners aforesaid the sum of twenty dollars, which, after deducting the actual expenses of said board incurred in the transaction of the

President of board.

To be worn conspicuously.

business, which expenses shall not exceed the sum of fifteen

bundred dollars, shall be by them applied for the relief of shipStatement wrecked and destitute seamen. Said board shall file on the of licences.

second Monday of January of each year, in the office of the clerk of the city and county of New York, a statement showing the number of licenses issued, the names of persons to whom issnied, with name and number of the street or house licensed during the year preceding, the amount of money received therefor, the amount and items of their disbursements, and the amount distributed by them as hereinbefore directed.

$ 10. The said board shall appoint a presidevt and secre

tary, and shall keep an office in the city of New York, and By-laws. make such by-laws and regulations as may be needful for the

orderly conduct of its business, not inconsistent with the con

stitution and laws of this state. Badges to be S 11. The said board shall furnish to each sailors' hotel or furnished

boarding-house keeper licensed by them as aforesaid, one or more badges or sbields, on which shall be printed or engraved the name of such hotel or boarding-house keeper, and the number and street of his hotel or boarding-house; and which said badges or shields shall be surrendered to said board upon the revocation by them or expiration of any license granted by them as herein provided.

$ 12. Every sailors' hotel or boarding-house keeper, and every agent, runner or employee of such hotel or boardinghouse keepers, when boarding any vessel in the harbor of New York, or when inviting or soliciting the boarding or lodging of any seaman, sailor or. person employed on any vessel, shall wear conspicuously displayed the shield or badge referred

to in the foregoing section. When not to $ 13. It shall not be lawful for any person, except those

named in the preceding section, to have, wear, exhibit or display any such shield or badge to any of the crew employed on any vessel, with the intent to invite, ask or solicit the boarding or lodging of any of the crew employed on any

vessel being in the harbor of New York. Penalties

S 14. Whoever shall offend against any or either of the profor axiolation visions contained in sections one, two, three, four, five, twelve

and thirteen, in this act, and any commissioner appointed under this act who shall directly or indirectly receive any gratuity or reward, other than as herein provided for, or on account of any license under this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in a county jail for a term not exceeding one year, and not less than thirty days, or by a tine not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, and not less than one hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

S 15. The word " vessel” as used in this act, shall include vessels propelled by steam.

S 16. This act shall take effect on the first day of May next.

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CHAP. 209.
AN ACT in relation to the issue of State stock and bonds

under chapter three hundred and twenty-five, Laws of
eighteen hundred and sixty-five.

Passed March 22, 1866; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. The comptroller is hereby authorized and required, Comptroller instead of the bonds provided to be issued under chapter Forstered three hundred and twenty-five, Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, to issue registered stock of the form now in use in this state, to any of the holders of the revenue bonds issued in pursuance of chapter fifty-six, Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, who may elect to receive such registered stock. Such stock to be issued subject to all the rules and regulations of the laws now in force, relating to the issue, registration and transfer of the stocks of this state. The bonds to be issued under said act shall be convertible into the registered stock of the state, at the option of the holders and under such regulations as the comptroller shall prescribe.

$ 2. For the purpose of enabling the comptroller to carry Comptroller out the provisions of said chapter three hundred and twenty-issmeeste five, Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, he is hereby authorized to adopt such regulations for the issue of the bonds that may be issued under said act, as he shall deem necessary and proper, to appoint one or more persons to sign the coupons to be attached thereto, or cause the signatures to be engraved thereon. The names of the persons so appointed, to be filed with the bank of the Manbattan company in the city of New York, and such public notice of their appointment shall be given as the comptroller may consider requisite and necessary.

S 3. The sum of ten thousand dollars or so much thereof Appropria as may be required, is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses that

may be incurred in carrying out the provision of this act, including engraving and compensation of agents, to be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. $ 4. This act shall take effect immediately. .

Ante, p. 468.

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CHAP. 259.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act empowering

railroad companies to employ police force,” passed April
twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, so as
to include steamboat companies.

PASSED March 30, 1866. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

$ 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and forty-six of the Laws of one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, is bereby amended so as to read as follows:

Any railroad corporation on which road steam is used as the motive power, and any steamboat company, may apply to the governor to commission such person or persons as the

said corporation may designate, to act as policemen for said Number of corporation; but no more than one policeman shall be

appointed at any one station of such company. station.

Ante, p. 110. $ 2. Section three of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Every policeman so appointed shall, before entering upon the duties of his office, take and subscribe the oath prescribed in the twelfth article of the constitution ; such oath, with a copy of the commission, shall be filed with the secretary of state, and a certificate thereof by said secretary be filed with the clerk of each county through or into which the railroad or steamboat for which such policeman is appointed may run,

and in which it is intended the said policeman shall act; and Powers of such policemen shall severally possess all the powers of police

men in the several towns, cities and villages in which they shall so be authorized to act as aforesaid.

Ante, p. 110. S 3. Section four of said act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Such police sball, when on duty, severally wear a metalic shield, with the words, “railway police," or "steamboat police,” as the case may be, and the name of the corporation for which appointed inscribed thereon, and said shield shall always be worn in plain view, except when employed as detectives.

Ante, p. 110.

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