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rate of not exceeding four per centum per annum, payable seiniannually on the first day of March and September in each and every year. And each of said bonds shall become due and payable on the first day of March in the year of our Lord, nineteen hundred and four.

§ 3. Said bonds shall recite on their face, that they are issued under and by virtue of this act and the said bonds and the coupons thereto attached, shall be signed by the president of the board of trustees, and treasurer of the village of Oneonta, and attested by the corporate seal of said village; and they shall be sold by said trustees at public auction to the highest bidder or by sealed bids therefor, but not at less than par value.

§ 4. The board of trustees of the village of Oneonta, in the county of Otsego, is hereby authorized to appropriate and pay out of any moneys raised by taxation under the provisions of the charter of said village, a sum sufficient each year to pay off and discharge the several sums of interest and principal on said bonds as the same become due and payable.

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 82.
AN ACT to amend the village law, in relation to water supply dis-

tricts in towns.
Became a law March 14, 1899, with the approval of the Go'ernor. 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 two hundred and thirty-four of chapter four hundred and fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled “An act in relation to villages, constituting chapter twenty-one of the general laws,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 234 Contracts with other municipalities. If the mains are or shall be laid into or through a town, a water supply district thereof, another village, or a fire district in an unincorporated village, the board of water commissioners may contract with the town board on behalf of the town or water supply district, or with the board of trustees of a village or the fire commnis. sioners of a fire district, respectively, to furnish water for the extinguishment of fires or for sanitary or other public purposes. Such contract shall not be for a longer period than ten years, nor shall the amount agreed to be paid in any one year exceed two and a half mills for every dollar of the taxable property in such town, village, or fire or water supply district. The amount pay. able each year by such contract shall be raised as a part of the expenses of such town, village or fire district, and paid to the treasurer of the village owning such system of water works.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 83. AN ACT to amend the poor law, in relation to the relief of soldiers,

sailors and their families. Became a law March 14, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

a majority being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section eighty 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:

$ 80. Relief of soldiers and their families.—No poor or indigent soldier, sailor, or marine who has served in the military or naval service of the United States, nor his family nor the families of any who may be deceased, shall be sent to any alms-house, except with the approval of the commander and quartermaster of the post of the Grand Army of the Republic of the city or town where such persons reside, or the nearest post thereto, but shall be relieved and provided for at their homes in the city or town where ithey may reside, so far as practicable, provided such soldier, sailor or marine or the families of those deceased, are, and have been residents of the state for one year; and the proper auditing board of such city or town or in those counties where the poor are a county charge, the superintendent, if but one, or superintendents of the poor, as such auditing board in those counties shall provide such sum or sums of money as may be necessary to be drawn upon by the commander and quartermaster of any post of the Grand Army of the Republic of the city or town, made upon the written recommendation of the relief committee of such post; or if there be no post in a town or city in which it is necessary that such relief should be granted, upon the like request of the commander and quartermaster and recommendation of the relief committee of a Grand Army post located in the nearest town or city, to the town or city requested to so furnish relief, and such written request and recommendation shall be a sufficient author. ity for the expenditures so made.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 84. AN ACT to amend section ten of the highway law, as amended by

chapter six hundred and six of the laws of eighteen hundred and

ninety-five. Became a law March 14, 1899, 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 ten of the highway law, as amended by chap. ter six hundred and six of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 10. Extraordinary repairs of highways or bridges.-If any highway or bridge shall at any time be damaged or destroyed by the elements or otherwise or become unsafe, the commissioner of highways of the town in which such highway or bridge may be may cause the same to be immediately repaired or rebuilt if consented to by the town board, but if the expense thereof exceed five hundred dollars, it shall be done under a written contract therefor which must be approved by the town board and the commissioners of highways shall present the proper vouchers for the ex: pense thereof to the town board, at their next annual meeting, and the same shall be audited by them and collected in theosame inanner as amounts voted at town meetings.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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| Chap. 85. AN ACT to provide the minimum capital stock required for the

organization of fire or marine insurance corporations. Became a law March 15, 1$99, with the approval of the Governor. Passei,

a majority being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Yo company shall be hereafter organized under the Minim im laws of this state for the transaction of fire or marine insurance business with a smaller capital than two hundred thousand dol. lars, the sum to be paid in in cash, but nothing herein contained shall be understood to relate to the class of corporations provided for in article nine of chapter six hundred and ninety of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-two as amended.

§ 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repeal. hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 86.
AN ACT to legalize, ratify and confirm certain resolutions duly

passed by the board of trustees of the village of Canandaigua
and the favorable action and vote of the majority of the electors
of said village at an annual tax meeting, and to authorize said
board of trustees to hold its annual inspection of the fire de-
partment of said village for eighteen hundred and ninety-nine
in conjunction with the fifth annual convention of the “ C. 0.

S. Y. S.," and to contribute to the expense incident thereto. Became a law March 15, 1899, 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 action of the board of trustees of the village of Action of Canandaigua, had on the twenty-third day of January, eighteen gali hundred and ninety-nine, in passing certain resolutions, (num. bers one to fourteen inclusive) relating to certain special taxes for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine to be thereafter submitted at the annual tax meeting of the qualified electors of said village, to be held on the fourteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and the favorable action and vote

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Tax for amount voted.

Annual inspection and expenses thereof.

of the majority of such electors duly had and taken at said annual tax meeting on all and singular of said resolutions, be and the same are, and each of them is, hereby legalized, and in all things ratified and confirmed.

$ 2. The said board of trustees of the village of Canandaigua is hereby authorized and directed to include the said several amounts $0 voted by said electors, in the annual village tax of and for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, and when so included, to levy, assess and collect such village tax as now provided by law.

§ 3. The said board of trustees of the village of Canandaigua is hereby authorized and empowered to hold the annual inspection of “the fire department of Canandaigua” for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, in conjunction with the fifth annual convention and parade of the Volunteer Firemen's Association of the counties of Chemung, Ontario, Schuyler, Yates and Seneca, and known as the “ C. O. S. Y. S.," and to audit and, if allowed, to pay to the extent of twelve hundred dollars (the amount so voted by virtue of said resolution number twelve) and any and all reasonable expense and disbursement incident thereto, when cer. tified by the chief of the said fire department, as correct.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 87.
AN ACT to authorize the city of Binghamton to pay the expense

of bonding its treasurer and clerk in a duly incorporated surety
company.

Accepted by the city.
Became a law March 15, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Whenever and wherever it is provided by the char. ter, or ordinances of the city of Binghamton, that its treasurer or clerk shall give a bond to said city, conditioned for the faithful performance of duty, it shall be lawful for said city to accept as surety upon such bond the guaranty of some duly incorporated surety company authorized to do business within the state, and to pay the expense thereof from the contingent fund of said city.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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