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§ 3. Either party may take an appeal to the appellate division of Appeal the supreme court of the third department, from any award made award. under the authority of this act, provided such appeal be taken by service of a notice of appeal within thirty days after service of a copy of the award.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 47.
AN ACT to amend section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-

eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, being
“An act to provide for the establishment of a home for the aged
and dependent veteran and his wife, veterans' mothers, widows,
and army nurses, residents of New York," and making an appro-

priation therefor.
Became a law March 10, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.

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

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and sixty-eight Act
of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four is hereby amended
so as to read as follows:

§ 1. There shall be established in this state a home for the aged Establishdependent veteran and his wife, veterans' mothers, widows, and home. army nurses, which shall be located within the state at a point which shall be determined as hereinafter provided, said home to be known as “New York State Woman's Relief Corps Home.”

$ 2. The sum of seven thousand dollars, or so much thereof as Appropriamay be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the maintentreasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid by the treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, for the maintenance of said institution for the fiscal year ending September thirty, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 48. AN ACT to amend the poor law, in relation to temporary or out

door relief. Became a law March 11, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.

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

Section 1. Section thirteen of chapter two hundred and twentyfive of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, entitled “ An act in relation to the poor, constituting chapter twenty-seven of the general laws,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 13. Supervisors and members of town boards may direct as to temporary or out-door relief to the poor.—The board of supervisors of any county may make such rules and regulations as it may deem proper in regard to the manner of furnishing temporary or out-door relief to the poor in the several towns in said county, and provided the board of supervisors shall have failed to make any such rules and regulations the town board of any town may make such rules and regulations as it may deem proper in regard to furnishing temporary or out-door relief to the poor in their respective towns, by the overseer or overseers of the poor thereof, and also in regard to the amount such overseer or overseers of the poor may expend for the relief of each person or family, and after the board of supervisors of any county, or the town board of any town, shall have made such rules and regulations, it shall not be necessary for the overseers of the poor of the towns in said county, where such rules and regulations were made by the board of supervisors, or if in a town by the said town board, to procure an order from the supervisor of the town, or the sanction of the superintendent of the poor to erpend money for the relief of any person or family, unless the board of supervisors of such county or the town board of such town shall so direct; but this section shall not apply to the counties of New York and Kings.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 54. AN ACT to amend the general municipal law, relative to the rate

of interest on bonds refunding municipal indebtedness. Became a law March 17, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.

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

Section 1. Section seven of chapter six hundred and eighty-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-two, entitled "An act in relation to municipal corporations, constituting chapter seventeen of the general laws," as amended by chapter four hundred and sixtysix of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 7. Funded and bonded debts.—The bonded indebtedness of a municipal corporation, including interest due or unpaid, or any part thereof, may be paid up or retired by the issue of the new substituted bonds for like amounts by the board of supervisors or supervisor, board, council or officers having in charge the payment of such bonds. Such new bonds shall only be issued when the existing bonds can be retired by the substitution of the new bonds therefor, or can be paid up by money realized by the sale of such new bonds. Where such bonded indebtedness shall become due within two years from the issue of such new bonds, such new bonds may be issued and sold to provide money in advance to pay up such existing bonds when they shall become due. Such new bonds shall contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to this section, which recital shall be conclusive evidence of their validity and of the regularity of the issue; shall be made payable not less than one or more than thirty years from their date; shall bear date and draw interest from the date of the payment of the existing bonds, or the receipt of the money to pay the same, at not exceeding the rate of five per centum per annum, payable quarterly, semi-annually or annually; and an amount equal to not less than two per centum of the whole amount of such new bonds shall be pavable each year after the issue thereof. Such new bonds shall be sold and negotiated at the best price obtainable, not less than their par value; shall be valid and binding on the municipal corporation issuing them; and until payable shall be exempt from taxation for town, county, municipal or state purposes. All bonds and coupons retired or paid shall be immediately canceled. A certificate shall be issued by the officer, board or body issuing such new bonds, stating the amount of existing bonds, and of the new bonds so issued, which shall be forth with filed in the office of the county clerk. Except as provided in this

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section, new bonds shall not be issued in pursuance thereof, for bonds of a municipal corporation adjudged invalid by the final judgment of a competent court. A majority of the taxpayers of a town, voting at a general town meeting, or special town meeting duly called, may authorize the issue in pursuance of this section of new bonds for such invalid bonds, and each new bond so issued shall contain substantially the following recital: “ The issue of this bond is duly authorized by a vote of the taxpayers of the said town," which shall be conclusive evidence of such fact. The payment, adjustment or compromise of a part of the bonded indebtedness of a municipal corporation shall not be deemed an admission of the validity or a recognition of any part of the bonded indebtedness of such municipal corporation not paid, adjusted or compromised.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 62.
AN ACT to authorize the appointment of a county detective in

counties of more than one hundred and twenty-five thousand

inhabitants and to fix the compensation of such detective. Became a law March 18, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed, three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows: Appoint- Section 1. It shall be lawful for the county judge of any county county de- in this state, which by the last federal census contained a population

of not less than one hundred and twenty-five thousand inhabitants, and which adjoins a county containing a population of not less than one million inhabitants to appoint a detective to be known as the county detective for such county. Such appointment shall be in writing and signed by the county judge and filed in the office of the clerk of the county. Before entering upon the duties of his office, such county detective shall make and file the constitutional oath of office and shall enter into an undertaking to the people of

the county conditioned for the faithful discharge of his duties as Term. such county detective. The county detective so appointed shall con

tinue in office for the period of three years from the date of his

appointment and may be removed by the county judge after a Compensa- hearing upon charges duly made by the district attorney, and shall

receive for compensation the sum of fifteen hundred dollars per annum, payable monthly, and also his traveling and other necessary expenses, which shall be approved and audited by the district attorney, and such salary and traveling and other expenses shall be a

Oath of office and bond.

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county charge and shall be paid monthly by the treasurer of such county in the same manner as the salaries of other county officers are paid. The provisions of this act shall not apply to the county Exempof Westchester.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap, 64.
AN ACT to amend the fisheries, game and forest law, and the act
amendatory thereof, relating to the shooting of web-footed wild
fowl, in Long Island sound, Great South bay, Shinnecock and

Peconic bays.
Became a law March 18, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.

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

Section 1. Section one hundred and sixty-two of chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninetytwo, the title to which was amended by chapter three hundred and ninety-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, to read, "An act relating to game, fish and wild animals and to the forest preserve and Adirondack park, constituting chapter thirty-one of the general laws, and to be known as the fisheries, game and forest law," as amended by chapter nine hundred and seventy-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, is hereby amended to read as follows:

$ 162. Exceptions as to wild fowl.-Floating devises may be used for the purpose of shooting web-footed wild fowl therefrom in Long Island sound, Great South bay, Shinnecock and Peconic bays, and in any part of said counties said birds may be pursued and killed from boats propelled by hand, and from any sailboats in Long Island sound, Gardiner and Peconic bays. Whoever shall violate or attempt to violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and in addition thereto shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each bird killed or possessed contrary to the provisions of this section.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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