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may, for cause shown, extend the period within which the trustees shall sell the property of the corporation.

SEC. 4. All claims not presented within the time limited Wher claims in accordance with the provisions of sections two and three of this act shall be barred, and any claim so presented and disallowed by such trustees shall be barred unless the owner thereof shall commence an action to enforce the same within four months after such trustees shall have given him written notice of its rejection.

Sec. 5. No creditor shall, by attachment or by any process Creditors not to or proceeding, interfere with the custody, control, or disposi- control of proption of the property of such corporation by its board of managers acting as trustees for the winding up of its corporate affairs under the provisions of this act, but any creditor, pending such winding up, may apply to the superior court in the county in which the corporation is located, or to a judge thereof if such court is not in session, for the appointment of a receiver of such property on the ground of fraud, mismanagement, or incompetency of such trustees, and such court or judge, upon finding that such trustees are incompetent, or have been guilty of fraud or mismanagement in the discharge of their duties, shall appoint such receiver, and the powers of such trustees shall thereupon terminate. Nothing herein contained shall, however, prevent any person from 'establishing any claim against such corporation by an action at law, or prevent the foreclosure of any lien or mortgage existing at the time of such vote or agreement to dissolve. Sec. 6. Whenever the members of any such corporation Certificates

cerning dissolushall, by vote or written assent, agree to the dissolution of such tion. corporation, a majority of its said board of management shall make, sign, and make oath to, and file in the office of the secretary of the state, a certificate that such vote has been duly passed or such assent duly given, and stating the address to which all claims against such corporation may be sent; and said secretary shall thereupon record such certificate in a book kept by him for that purpose. When said board of management has completed its duties as such trustees, a majority thereof shall make, sign, and make oath to, and file in the office of the secretary of the state, a further certificate stating that said board of management has completed its duties in winding up the affairs of said corporation, and has sold or collected all of its assets and distributed the same, stating the manner of such distribution. The secretary shall examine the same and, if he finds that it conforms to law, shall indorse thereon the word “ Approved,” with his name and official title, and shall thereupon record such certificate in a book kept by him for that pur

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Corporate existence to be continued for certain purposes.

pose; and when such certificate has been so approved by the secretary the existence of the corporation shall terminate.

SEC. 7. The existence of any such corporation shall continue during the proceedings for the winding up of its affairs so far as may be necessary to enable it to prosecute and defend suits

by or against it, close up its affairs, dispose of its property, . and distribute its assets.

Approved, June 27, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 563.]

CHAPTER 166.

An Act concerning the Sale or Lease of Instruments to be Used

in Gaming

Penalty for leasing implements of gaming.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened:

Every person, whether acting for himself or as agent or servant, who shall sell, lease, lend, or give to the owner of any saloon or pool room, or to the servant or agent of any such owner, or who shall install or operate in any room or building, any telegraph, telephone, or ticker instrument or machine, or other similar apparatus, with knowledge or intent that such instrument, machine, or apparatus is to be used for receiving, transmitting, or recording bets or wagers, or for receiving, transmitting, or recording the name of any horse or jockey participating in horse-racing upon which bets are or are to be placed, and every owner or lessee of any room or building in which pool-selling of any kind, either directly or indirectly, is permitted or carried on, or in which wagers are placed upon any game, sport, competition, nomination, appointment, or election, within or outside this state, who shall permit any such machine, instrument, or apparatus to be operated in such room or building after notice thereof from an officer of the community in which such room or building is situated, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Approved, June 27, 1907.

[Substitute for House Bill No. 450.]

CHAPTER 167.

An Act concerning Dogs.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convencd:

SECTION 1. Every owner or keeper of a dog of the age of Registration and six months or over, excepting dogs kept in kennels under a penalty. kennel license as hereinafter provided, shall, on or before the first of May, or at such time as such dog shall become sixmonths old, and in each year thereafter, cause such dog to be registered, numbered, described so as to clearly identify said dog, and licensed until the first day of May following, in the town clerk's office in the town where such dog is owned or kept, and shall keep around its neck a collar as hereinafter provided; and shall pay to said town clerk for a license for a full year the sum of one dollar for each male or spayed dog, and five dollars for each unspayed female dog, and twenty-five cents additional in each case for registration of said license and the tag hereinafter provided for; and, in the case of a dog becoming six months old after the first day of May, the license fee for the balance of the twelve months shall be a proportional part of the fee charged for one year, and twenty-five cents for such registration and tag; provided, however, that the owner or keeper of any dog which was six months old or over on the first day of May and who neglects or refuses to cause said dog to be licensed on or before said first day of May shall, to secure a license for said dog after said date, pay to the town clerk one dollar in addition to the fees herein before provided. Every person who shall knowingly register as a spayed dog an unspayed female dog shall be fined not more than seven dollars, or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both.

SEC. 2. Every owner of a dog licensed as hereinbefore Dog to wear provided shall place and keep around the neck of such dog so collar and tag. licensed a collar of leather or other suitable material, to which there shall be attached, by means of rivets or metal bands, a metal tag or plate upon which shall be distinctly marked the name of the town in which said dog is registered and licensed, the registry number of said dog, and the year of registration. Said tag or plate, with the inscription thereon, shall be pro- Town clerk to vided by the town clerk of the town in which said dog is regis provide tag. tered; and in case any such tag or plate be lost from the collar to which it was attached, the town clerk shall supply a substitute therefor, at cost, upon application of the owner or keeper of

Kennel license for dogs.

same.

such dog. The town clerk of each town shall obtain a sufficient Commissioner on number of said metal tags or plates from the commissioner on to furnish tags domestic animals, who shall furnish the same to said town clerk

at cost; the design and shape of said tags or plates shall be changed each year, but shall be of uniform design and material throughout the state. Each town clerk shall pay for said metal tags or plates from the money received as registry and tag fees as hereinbefore provided.

Sec. 3. Any owner or keeper of a kennel may apply, on or before the first day of May, to the town clerk of the town in which such kennel is located, for a kennel license. The town clerk shall issue to such applicant a kennel license for one year from said first day of May, which license shall specify the name of the kennel, the name of the owner, and the keeper of the

Such license shall be in lieu of any other license required by law to be taken out for any dog of either sex that may be kept in said kennel during the period for which such license is issued. Every dog kept in such kennel so licensed shall, when at large, wear a collar bearing a metal plate or tag upon which shall appear the number of the kennel license, the name of the town issuing such license, and the year thereof, which plates or tags, shall be furnished by the town clerk of the town in which such kennel is licensed, to the licensee, at cost, in such quantities and at such times as the licensee may request. The fee of every such kennel license, when no more than ten dogs are kept in said kennel, shall be twenty-five dollars, and for such license for a kennel containing more than ten dogs the fee shall be fifty dollars. The provisions of section fifteen of this act shall apply to all dogs belonging to a kennel licensed under

the provisions of this section. Person becoming SEC. 4. Every person becoming the owner or keeper of any register. dog not duly licensed shall forthwith cause said dog to be reg

istered, numbered, described, and licensed until the first day of the ensuing May, in the manner and upon the terms and conditions hereinbefore provided.

SEC. 5. Whenever a dog duly registered according to law registration

shall be removed from one town to another, the owner or keeper of such dog shall procure from the town clerk of the town in which such dog is registered a certified copy of said registration, and cause the same to be recorded in the records of the town to which such dog is removed, and obtain from the town clerk of said town to which such dog is removed a new registry and license tag, and such record and said tag attached to the collar of such dog shall be evidence that such dog is registered according to law, until the first of May succeeding the date of said record. The fees of town clerks for the issue and record

owner of dog to

Certified copy of

when dog is removed to another town; fees.

of such certificates shall be fifteen cents each and ten cents for such tag, and they shall issue the same upon payment of said fees. Sec. 6. Every town clerk shall, annually, on or before the List of regis

tered dogs. first day of June, furnish the selectmen with a list of the persons owning or harboring dogs who have caused the same to be registered, and said selectmen shall thereupon cause diligent search for unregistered dogs to be made by the dog warden, who shall cause persons owning or harboring the same to be prosecuted as hereinafter provided. Every town clerk, selectman, or dog warden who shall neglect or refuse to perform any duty prescribed by this section shall be fined not more than seven dollars for each offense.

SEC. 7. Town clerks shall issue and register the licenses Disposition of provided by sections one and three of this act, and provide and license money. furnish the tags or plates provided by section two, and receive the money therefor; and after deducting fifteen cents for each dog so licensed and numbered and ten cents for each such metal tag or plate so furnished, shall pay the balance to the treasurer of the town, within thirty days thereafter. The said treasurer shall keep an accurate and separate account of all moneys received and expended by him under the provisions of this act and shall pay to the state treasurer on June first of each year seventy-five per centum of all moneys so received and remaining unexpended by him under the provisions of this act, including the amount of the balance of twenty-five per centum retained at the beginning of the year preceding as hereinbefore provided. SEC. 8. The sel

The selectmen of every town, except towns con- Appointment taining a city or borough whose limits are coterminous with the dog warden. limits of said town, the warden of every borough, and the chief of police of every city, shall, annually, on or before the first day of April, appoint some person to be dog warden, for the term of one year thereafter, who, within such town, city, or borough, shall perform the duties hereinafter prescribed; provided, that in any town within which there exists a city or borough the limits of which are not coterminous with the limits of such town, the town dog warden shall exercise the powers and duties of his office only in such part of said town as is outside the limits of said city or borough. The dog warden shall make diligent search and inquiry for violations of any provision of this act, and shall take into his custody any dog not having a tag or plate on a collar about his neck as hereinbefore provided, and shall impound each dog so taken, in some suitable place provided by such town, borough, or city, for a period of fortyeight hours. Said dog warden shall immediately notify the

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