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teenth avenue, four hundred and fifty feet, more or less,
to the place of beginning, be and hereby is separated
from the township of Berkeley, and be and hereby is
annexed to the said borough of Sea Side Park, so that
the same shall be hereafter a part of and within the
territorial limits of said borough.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 181.

An Act to extend the territorial boundaries of the bor

ough of Sea Side Park, in the county of Ocean, by the annexation of a portion of the territory of the State of New Jersey.

Preamble.

Portion of
State annexed
to Sea Side
Park.

WHEREAS, The borough of Sea Side Park has acquired

from the Riparian Commissioners the riparian lands along the ocean front, and as it is desirable that the borough should have jurisdiction for police and taxation purposes over piers and wharves within the riparian lines; therefore,

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. That part of the territory of the State of New Jersey contained within the following bounds, to wit: Beginning at a point in the middle of Fourteenth avenue of said borough of Sea Side Park, extended one thousand feet east of the east side of Ocean avenue and in the exterior wharf line of the Atlantic ocean, as established by the Riparian Commission of New Jersey, and extending thence (1) westerly, along the middle of said Fourteenth avenue extended one thousand feet, more or less, to the high-water line of the said Atlantic ocean; thence (2) northerly, along the said high-water line to the middle of Porter avenue extended, as laid out on the plan of “Berkeley Beach;" thence (3) easterly, along the middle of said Porter avenue extended, six hundred and thirty feet, more or less, to a point; thence (4) southerly, parallel with said Ocean avenue, as laid out on the plan of Sea Side Park by Thomas Kennedy, and filed in the office of the clerk of Ocean county, at Toms River, eight thousand nine hundred and thirty-six feet and seventy-five hundredths of a foot to the place of beginning, be and hereby is separated from the said territory of the State of New Jersey, and be and hereby is annexed to the said borough of Sea Side Park, so that the same shall be hereafter a part of and within the territorial limits of the said borough.

2. This act shall take effect immediately. Approved May 13, 1907.

CHAPTER 182.

A Supplement to an act entitled "An act to enable

boards of chosen freeholders to acquire, improve and maintain public roads,” approved March nineteenth, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-nine.

of county

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

1. It shall be lawful for the boards of chosen free- Maintenance holders in the several counties of this State that have roads. heretofore acquired and improved, or that may hereafter acquire and improve, any road or roads under the act to which this is a supplement, to keep and maintain such roads in repair in the same manner and to the same extent as State aid roads may now be repaired and maintained under the act entitled "An act to provide for the permanent improvement of public roads in this State (Revision of 1905)," and it shall not be

Under county supervisor of roads.

necessary to advertise or contract for work or materials for such repair otherwise than as required for State aid road repairs in and by said last-mentioned act, its supplements and amendments.

2. It shall be lawful for the board of chosen freeholders of any county that has heretofore acquired and improved any road or roads under the act to which this is a supplement (and which has a county supervisor of State aid roads), by resolution, to place the repair and maintenance of all such roads, so acquired and improved, under the charge and supervision of such county supervisor of roads.

3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved May 13, 1907.

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CHAPTER 183.

An Act for the better protection of hotel, inn and board

ing-house proprietors and limiting their liability.

have lien on

of guests.

BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly

of the State of New Jersey: Hotels to

1. All hotel, inn and boarding-house proprietors shall

have a lien on all baggage and property belonging to baggage of

guests, boarders and lodgers at said hotel, inn or boarding-house, for the amount of their bill or bills due to the proprietor thereof for the hire of rooms or board in said hotel, inn or boarding-house, and shall have the right, without the process of law, to retain the same until the said amount of indebtedness is discharged, and

all parties engaging rooms or board in said hotel, inn Delinquents or boarding-house may be summarily ejected by the marily ejected. proprietor thereof from said premises upon the afore

said proprietor giving to said parties so indebted a written notice of three days of the amount of said indebtedness and their demand for the same, unless said parties shall have entered into an agreement with said

tained .

months.

to overseer of

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proprietor for the mode and manner of payment for room or board other than those announced by notice in said hotel, inn or boarding-house.

2. All baggage and property so held by the proprietor Sale of deof said hotel, inn or boarding-house shall, after the ex- gage after six piration of six months from the date of such detention, be sold at public auction, upon a notice published for three days in a public newspaper published in the city or town where said hotel, inn or boarding-house shall be kept, and the proceeds thereof shall be applied to the payment of such lien and the expenses of such sale, and the balance, if any remaining, shall be paid over to the owner of such property or his representatives; and if Balance paid such balance is not claimed by such owner within thirty poor. days after such sale then the balance to be paid over to the overseer of the poorhouse of said city or town for the support of the poor.

3. Whenever the proprietor of any hotel, inn or Safe for boarding-house shall provide a safe in the office thereof, or other convenient place for the safe-keeping of any money, jewels, bank-notes, precious stones, railroad tickets, negotiable or valuable papers or ornaments belonging to the guests of or travelers in such hotel, inn or boarding house, and shall place a notice stating the fact that such safe is provided in which money, jewels, bank-notes, precious stones, railroad tickets, negotiable or valuable papers or ornaments may be deposited, in the room or rooms occupied by such guests or travelers in a conspicuous position, if any guest or traveler shall neglect to deliver such money, jewels, bank-notes, precious stones, railroad tickets, negotiable or valuable papers or ornaments to the person in charge of such safe, the proprietor of such hotel, inn or boarding-house shall not be liable in any sum for any loss of such Landlord not

responsible if money, jewels, bank-notes, precious stones, railroad safe provided. tickets, negotiable or valuable papers or ornaments sustained by such guest or traveler by theft or otherwise; and if such guest or traveler shall deliver such money, jewels, bank-notes, precious stones, railroad tickets,

, negotiable or valuable papers or ornaments to the person in charge of said office for deposit in such safe, said proprietor shall not be liable for any loss thereof

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property.

sustained by such guest or traveler, by theft or otherbility for de wise, in any sum exceeding the sum of five hundred posited valuables.

dollars, unless by special agreement in writing with such

proprietor or his duly authorized agent. Liability for 4. No proprietor of any hotel, inn or boarding-house personal

shall be liable in any sum to any guest of or traveler in such hotel, inn or boarding-house for the loss of wearing apparel, goods, merchandise or other personal property not mentioned in the preceding section, where it shall appear that such loss occurred without the fault or negligence of such proprietor, nor shall any such proprietor be liable in any sum for the loss of any article or articles of wearing apparel, cane, umbrella, satchel, valise, bag, box, bundle or other chattel belonging to such guest of or traveler in any hotel, inn or boardinghouse, and not within a room or rooms assigned to him, unless the same shall be specially intrusted to the care and custody of such proprietor or his duly authorized agent, and if so specially intrusted with such article or articles of wearing apparel, cane, umbrella, satchel, valise, bag, box, bundle or other chattel belonging to such guest or traveler, the said proprietor shall not be liable for the loss of the same in any sum exceeding the sum of one hundred dollars.

5. The proprietor of any hotel, inn or boarding-house shall only be liable to any guest of or traveler in such hotel, inn or boarding-house for ordinary and reasonable care in the custody of any money, jewels, banknotes, precious stones, railroad tickets, negotiable or valuable papers, ornaments, baggage, wearing apparel or other chattel or property belonging to any such guest or traveler, whether specially intrusted to such proprietor or his agent or deposited in the safe of such hotel, inn or boarding-house or otherwise, for any loss occasioned by fire or by any other force over which

such proprietor had no control. Repealer. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the

provisions of this act be and the same are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved May 13, 1907.

Limited re. sponsibility in case of fire, etc.

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