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district or town in the same county, or in any other county where the district is a joint district and composed of territory from adjoining counties, in the same manner and with the like authority as in the district in which the trustees issuing the said warrant may reside, and for the benefit of which said tax Bail liable. is intended to be collected ; and the bail or sureties of any collector, given for the faithful performance of his official duties, are hereby declared and made liable for any moneys received or collected on any such tax list and warrant.

$ 21. Section eighty-six of title seven is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Ý 86. If the sum or sums of money, payable by any person Trustees named in such tax list, shall not be paid by him or collected warrant. by such warrant within the time therein limited, it shall and may be lawful for the trustees to renew such warrant in respect When trusto such delinquent person; or, in case such person shall not sue. reside within their district at the time of making out a tax list, or shall not reside therein at the expiration of such warrant, and no goods or chattels can be found therein whereon to levy the tax, the trustees may sue for and recover the same in their name of office.

Ante, vol. 6, p. 344. S 22. Section eighty-seven of title seven in hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Ante, vol. 6, p. 345. Ø 87. Whenever the trustees of any school district shall Error in tax discover any error in a tax list made out by them, they may, corrected with the approbation and consent of the superintendent of by stoperint public instruction, after refunding any amount that may have tendent. been improperly collected on such tax list, if the same shall be required by him, amend and correct such tax list, as directed by the superintendent, in conformity to law; and whenever more than one renewal of a warrant for the collection of any if more tas list may become necessary in any district, the trustees renewal of may make such further renewal, with the written approbation Warrant, of the supervisor of any town in which a school house of said consent of

supervisor. district shall be located, to be indorsed upon such warrant.

$ 23. Section five of title eleven is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 5. The trustees of every school district are hereby directed Trustees to to give to the teacher or teachers employed by them the whole teacher the of the time spent by such teacher or teachers in attending at at insiliute. any regular session or sessions of an institute in a county embracing the school district, or a part thereof, without deducting anything from his or their wages for the time so spent; and whenever the trustees' report shows that a district Time spent school has been supported for the full time required by law, ai institute including the time spent by the teacher or teachers in their credited to employ in attendance upon such institute, and that the as time in trustees have given the teacher or teachers the time of such

school.

meeting in school house.

absence, and have not deducted anything from his or their wages on account thereof, the superintendent of public instruction may include the district in his apportionment of the state school moneys, and direct that it be included by the school commissioner or commissioners in their apportionment of school moneys, provided always that such school district be in all other respects entitled to be included in such apportionment.

Ante, vol. 6, p. 358. $ 24. Section three of title thirteen is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Ante, vol. 6, p. 360. Disturbing § 3. Any person who shall willfully disturb, interrupt or

disquiet any district school or school meeting in session, or any persons assembled, with the permission of the trustees of the district, in any district school house, for the purpose

of giving or receiving instruction in any branch of education Penalty. or learning, or in the science or practice of music, shall forfeit

twenty-five dollars, for the benefit of the school district.

$ 25. This act shall take effect on the first day of October, imposed. eighteen hundred and sixty-seven. The state tax of one and

one-fourth mills upon the dollar shall be imposed for the fiscal year commencing the first day of October, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, and shall be assessed, raised, levied and collected in the manner prescribed by law.

$ 26. Hereafter all moneys now authorized by any special by special acts to be collected by rate bill for the payment of teachers'

wages, shall be collected by tax and not by rate bill.

S 27. Nothing in this act contained shall be construed to

authorize the common council of any city, to increase the local Jocal tas. city tax for the support of the schools therein, beyond the

amounts they are now authorized by law to raise for local school purposes, and such local tax shall be reduced in such city, by an amount equal to the amount it shall receive by the additional tax authorized by this act, for the support of schools, in the state generally.

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CHAP. 408.
AN ACT to provide for an additional Metropolitan Fire

Commissioner, and to regulate and establish the pay of
the members and employees of the Metropolitan Fire
Department.

PASSED April 17, 1867; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Governor SECTION 1. Within ten days after the passage of this act, additional the governor shall nominate, and by and with the consent of

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the senate, shall appoint a citizen and resident of the metro-fire.com

, politan fire district, as constituted by act chapter two bundred and forty-nine, laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, as a metropolitan fire commissioner, who shall be one of the board of metropolitan fire commissioners, and shall be possessed of the same powers, control and management, and be subject to the same liabilities and to removal in like manner, with the commissioners appointed pursuant to said act; and from and after said appointment, the said board of metropolitan fire commissioners shall consist of five persons, and all vacancies in the offices of any of said commissioners shall be filled in the manner provided in said act. The commissioner hereby authorized to be appointed shall hold his office Term of for the term of ten years; and at the expiration of the terms of office of the present commissioners, their successors shall bold their offices for the term of ten years.

S 2. On and after the passage of this act, and until the salaries of eurrency of the United States shall attain a par value in gold, memberanta the salaries of the members and employees of the metropoli- ment. tan fire department shall be as follows:

The privates, drivers, stokers and tillermen of said department, doing duty in the city of New York, and attached to apparatus drawn by horses, shall be paid at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum; the engineers of steamers, at the rate of twelve hundred dollars per annum; the assistant foremen at the rate of eleven hundred dollars per annum; the foremen at the rate of thirteen hundred dollars per annum; the district engineers at the rate of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum ; the assistant engineer at the rate of two thousand five hundred dollars per annum ; the chief engineer at the rate of forty-five hundred dollars per annum.

S 3. The secretary, bookkeeper, clerks and employees of Salary of said department shall be paid as follows: Secretary at the etc. rate of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum ; bookkeeper at the rate of two thousand dollars per apnum ; first clerk to the commissioners at the rate of fifteen hundred dollars per annum; clerk to the chief engineer at the rate of fifteen bundred dollars per annum; assistant clerk to the chief engineer at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum; messengers to the board of commissioners at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum ; supply keeper at the rate of twelve hundred dollars per annum; and the superintendent of horses at the rate of twenty-five hundred dollars per annum.

$ 4. The superintendent of the fire alarm telegraph shall of paperin. be paid at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum; the are alariu telegraph operators at the rate of twelve hundred dollars per etc. annum ; the line men at the rate of one thousand dollars per annum; the battery men at the rate of eight hundred dollars

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per annum; and the bell ringers at the rate of one thousand

dollars each per apnum. Duty of S 5. The said metropolitan fire commissioners are hereby Metropoli.

authorized and directed to pay the above specified members

and employees of the metropolitan fire department the payment or amounts named, as a just and reasonable compensation for persons their services, and are hereby authorized and directed to tioned. apply any moneys in their possession, not otherwise appro

priated, for said purpose; and in case there shall not be a
sufficient amount of money in the hands of said metropoli-
tan fire commissioners, or subject to their control to pay the
amounts above specified for the year eighteen hundred and
sixty-seven, and until the next annual estimate of the board
of estimate, as provided in section ten, chapter two hundred
and forty-nine, laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-five, the
comptroller of the city of New York is hereby authorized,
empowered and directed to deposit with the treasurer of the
state of New York, to the credit of the said metropolitan fire
commissioners, upon their requisitions, such additional sums
of money as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of
this act; and such additional sums shall be collected by tax-
ation in the year eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, in said
city of New York, in the manner prescribed by law. The act
chapter three hundred and fifteen, session laws of eighteen
hundred and sixty-six, in reference to borrowing money for
the use of the metropolitan fire commissioners, shall apply
to this act.
$ 6. This act shall take effect immediately.

Ante, vol. 6, p. 456.

CHAP. 419.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “ An act for the incor-

poration of companies formed to navigate the ocean by
steamships or vessels using caloric engines,” passed
April twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two.

PASSED April 17, 1867. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section one of the act entitled "An act for the incorporation of companies formed to navigate the ocean by steamships or vessels using caloric engines,” passed April twelfth, eighteen hundred and fifty-two, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 1. Any seven or more persons who may desire to form a

company for the purpose of building for their own use, equipcompany. ping, furnishing, fitting, purebasing, chartering, navigating

and owning vessels to be propelled solely or partially by the

Number of persons who may forma

be filed; its

power or aid of steam or other expansive fluid or motive power, to be used in all lawful commerce and navigation upon the ocean, seas and rivers, and for the transportation of passengers, freights and mails, may make, sign and ac- Certificate knowledge, before some officer competent to take the ac-poration, knowledgment of deeds, and file in the office of the clerk of where to the county in which the principal office for the management intent, etc. of the business of the company shall be situated, and a duplicate thereof in the office of the secretary of state, a certificate in writing, in which shall be stated the corporate name of the said company, and the specific objects for which the company shall be formed, stating particularly the ports between which such vessels are intended to be navigated; the amount of the capital stock of said company, which shall not be less than fifty thousand nor more than twenty million dollars; the term of its existence, not to exceed twenty years; the number of shares of which the said stock shall consist; the number of directors and their names, who shall manage the concerns of said company for the first year; and the name of the city or town and county in which the principal office for managing the affairs of the company is to be situated.

Ante, vol. 3, p. 815. $ 2. Any company which has been heretofore formed under Companies the said act may increase its capital stock to the amount formed may named in the said first section, as hereby amended, by making capital a certificate to that effect, signed and acknowledged as in under this said section is prescribed, and by filing the same as is therein required, and upon compliance with sections thirteen and fourteen of the act hereby amended. And any such company Further desiring or intending to navigate steamships, or ships or ves-certificato. sels using caloric engines, between any other or additional ports than those named in its original certificate, may from iime to time file in the office of the secretary of state, and Filing of. in the office of the clerk of the county in wbich the original certificate was filed, a further certificate, in which shall be stated such additional ports between which such company desire to navigate vessels, and thereafter such company may pavigate its vessels between such ports, with the like effect as if the said ports had been named in the original certificate.

S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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