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liquors, wines, ale or beer, granted under the provisions of any law in force on the twenty-second day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and which license by virtue of the provisions of section four of chapter one hundred and twelve of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, known as the liquor tax law, was terminated on the said thirtieth day of June, such sum as he may be entitled to receive under said section four. Claims not presented within thirty days as herein prescribed, may be audited and allowed by such oflicer or board at any time in the same manner and within the same time as other claims against the city.

§ 2. The officer or board making such audit shall immediately Certificate make a certificate thereof in duplicate, showing the name of the of claimant and the amount claimed and allowed, and shall deliver one of such certificates to the claimant and file the other with the disbursing officer of the city.

§ 3. The amount allowed upon such a claim shall be paid by the Payment disbursing officer, on demand, from any moneys belonging to the o city heretofore or hereafter received under the liquor tax law.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 84.
AN ACT to amend the town law, authorizing town boards to borrow

the amount of a special appropriation for use prior to raising the

same in the annual tax levy.
Became a law March 22, 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. Article seven of chapter five hundred and sixty-nine Town law of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled "An act in relation to towns, constituting chapter twenty of the general laws,” known as the town law, is hereby amended by adding thereto a new section, following section one hundred eighty-three, to be known as section one hundred and eighty-four and to read as follows:

§ 184. Whenever a town meeting shall vote a special appropria- Borrowing tion of money in the sum of five hundred dollars or more, or an of special appropriation for highway purposes or for the support of the poor tions. during the current year, to be levied upon the taxable property of the town, the town board shall have power to borrow the sum so appropriated upon the faith and credit of the town, and to issue therefor a certificate or certificates of indebtedness, bearing interest and payable at such date or dates as may be fixed by said board, and the proceeds

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of such loan shall be placed to the credit of the public officers Certifica- charged by law with the expenditure of said moneys. A statement of raising of the amount maturing on such certificate of indebtedness shall be

certified by the town board at its second meeting and delivered to the supervisor of the town, to be by him presented to the board of supervisors of his county at its annual meeting, and the said board of supervisors shall cause the amount specified in such certified statement to be levied and raised upon the taxable property of the town in the same manner as they are directed to levy and raise other town charges..

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 85.
AN ACT to provide for the representation of the state of New York

in the Negro department of the Tennessee centennial at Nashville,
and to amend chapter seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and
ninety-seven.

Became a law March 22, 1897, with the approval of the Gover 'or.

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

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Appoint- Section 1. The appointment by the governor of delegates to repdelegates resent the state of New York in the negro department of the Ten

nessee centennial and international exhibition to be held at Nashville, is ratified and confirmed, and for the purposes of this act, such

delegates shall be known as the “New York commission to the Powers and negro department of the Tennessee centennial.” Such commission commis- shall encourage and promote a full exhibit of the commercial, edu

cational, industrial, artistic and other interest of the colored citizens of this state at such exhibition and, in its discretion, may provide during the exhibition a room or rooms for the official headquarters, and for the comfort and convenience of citizens and exhibitors at an expense not exceeding the sum hereinafter named.

§ 2. The sum of three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated ex- out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the

purposes of this act. Such money shall be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, issued upon a requisition signed by the president and secretary of the commission, accompanied by an

estimate of the expenses for the payment of which the money so Reports of drawn is to be applied. Within ninety days after the close of the

exposition, this commission shall make a verified report to the comp

Appropriation for ex penses.

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tion for expenses.

troller of all disbursements made by it, and shall make a report within three months from the close of the exhibition to the governor, to be transmitted by him to the legislature.

$ 3. Section three of chapter seven of the laws of eighteen hun- Appropriadred and ninety-seven is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 3. The sum of nine thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purposes of this act. Such money shall be paid by the treasurer, on the warrant of the comptroller, issued upon a requisition signed by the president and secretary of the commission, accompanied by an estimate of the expenses for the payment of which the money so drawn is to be applied. Within Reports of ninety days after the close of the exhibition such commission shall sion. make a verified report to the comptroller of all disbursements made by it, and shall return to the state treasury the unexpended balance of money drawn in pursuance of this act.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 92.
AN ACT to amend section ninety-four of the code of civil procedure,

relating to the appointment of interpreters in Kings county. Became a law March 23, 1897, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed, three-fifths being present.

Accepted by the city.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section ninety-four of the code of civil procedure is hereby amended so as to read as follows: $ 94. The justices of the supreme court for the second judicial Court in.

terpreters. district, residing in Kings county or a majority of them, may appoint an interpreter or interpreters to attend the terms of the courts of record, except the county court and surrogate's court, held in thai county, at which issues of fact are triable, and is the salaries of such interpreters who shall hold office during good behavior.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap 93.
AN ACT for the protection of state nets while in use in any of the

waters of this state.
Became a law March 23, 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:
Protection Section 1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, except

those in charge of state nets, at any time to handle or take out any fish while confined in a state net, or for any person or persons to

fish in any manner within one hundred feet of any leader or net Penalty for while in use by the state. Whoever shall violate, or attempt to

violate the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor; and in addition thereto shall be liable to a penalty of one hundred dollars for each violation thereof.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

of nets.

violation,

Game law amended.

Chap 94.
AN ACT to amend the fisheries, game and forest law in relation

to fishing in the Saint Lawrence river.
Became a law March 23, 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 three hundred and ten of article fifteen of the fisheries, game and forest law, as provided for by chapter five hundred and thirty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-six, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 310. Article to apply to the Saint Lawrence river between Tibbett's Point lighthouse and Saint Regis. This article applies exclusively to the waters of the Saint Lawrence river lying between an imaginary line drawn from Tibbett's Point lighthouse, about four miles southwest from Cape Vincent to the Snake Island lighthouse, about four miles southwest from the city of Kingston, in Ontario, and the boundary line between the state of New York and the Dominion of Canada at Saint Regis and to be known for the purpose of this article as “the waters of the Thousand Islands.”

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 97.
AN ACT to continue free instruction in natural history, geography

and kindred subjects in certain institutions, and making an ap

propriation therefor.
Became a law March 23, 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. The state superintendent of public instruction is hereby Agreement authorized to enter into an agreement with the American museum tinuing inof natural history, in the city of New York, for continuing the st instruction of natural history, geography and kindred subjects in the several state normal schools, the normal college of the city of New York, the training school for teachers in the city of Brooklyn, the teachers' institutes in the different counties of the state, and to the teachers in the common schools of the city of New York, Brooklyn and vicinity, authorized by chapter four hundred and twenty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six, by chapter three hundred and thirty-seven of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, by chapter forty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-one, and by chapter six of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-three, for the further term of four years from the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven.

§ 2. Said instruction may include free illustrated lectures to Lectures artisans, mechanics and other citizens, on such legal holidays as the holidays. state superintendent and museum authorities may agree upon.

§ 3. The sum of eighteen thousand dollars, payable from the free Appropria. school fund, is hereby appropriated for the preparation for and the support and maintenance of said course of instruction, for the year beginning on the first day of January, eighteen hundred and ninetyseven; and the sum of eighteen thousand dollars shall be appropriated annually thereafter in the general appropriation bill for the preparation for and the support and maintenance of said course of instruction during the term of the agreement authorized by this act.

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