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Chap. 5.

AN ACT to repeal chapter four hundred and fifty-one of the laws

of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled “An act to amend
the fisheries, game and forest law, relative to paying bounties
for the destruction of illegal devices for the taking of fish.”

to borrow money.

Chap. 6.
AN ACT to authorize the town of New Scotland in the county

of Albany to borrow money and issue bonds or certificates there-
for for the purpose of paying the claim of John H. Titus, as
administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Alexander

Whitford, deceased, against said town.
Became a law February 10, 1899, with the approval of the Governor.

Passed by a two-thirds vote.
- The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate

and Assembly, do enact as follows: Authority Section 1. The supervisor of the town of New Scotland is here

by authorized and empowered to borrow, on the credit of said town, the sum of five thousand dollars, for the purpose, of pay. ing a judgment recovered by John H. Titus, as administrator of the goods, chattels and credits of Alexander Whitford, deceased, against said town for the death of said Alexander Whitford, caused by a defective bridge therein which said town was legally bound to maintain and keep in repair, which issue of bonds or certificates has been heretofore authorized by a special town meeting held for that purpose. And to secure the payment of the money so borrowed the supervisor and town clerk of said town of New Scotland are hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds or certificates of indebtedness of the said town under their hands and seals in the sums of not less than one thousand collars each, bearing interest not to exceed four per centum per annum, payable annually on the first day of February in each year, caid bonds or certificates not to be sold at less than par. Said bonds or certificates shall be classified and issued so that one-fifth of the whole amount thereof shall be redeemable on the first day of February in the years nineteen hundred, nineteen hundred and one, nineteen hundred and two, nineteen hundred and three and nineteen hundred and four respectively, and the money raised upon said bonds or certificates of indebtedness shall be used for

the payment of the said judgment, and for no other purpose. Tax for $2. It shall be the duty of the town of New Scotland to make of princi. due provisions by taxation in each year for the payment of the

interest falling due on said bonds or certificates of indebtedness during such year, and also for the payment of the principal as the same may become due, and said principal and interest shall be

Issue of bonds or certificates.

payment

pal and interest.

assessed, levied, raised and collected in the same manner as any other public or general tax of said town, and in addition to the general and ordinary taxes of said town now authorized by law. And said money, when collected, shall be paid over to the supervisor of said town, and by him applied to the payment of the bonds or certificates of indebtedness falling due and the interest thereon and for no other purpose.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

charter

Cap. 7.
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred and sixty of the laws

of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled "An act to revise,
amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village
of Lansingburgh ” by enlarging the powers of the board of
water commissioners.
Became a law February 16, 1899, with the approval of the Governor.

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

Section 1. Title seven of chapter one hundred and sixty of Village the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, entitled “An act amended. to revise, amend and consolidate the several acts relating to the village of Lansingburgh" is hereby amended by adding thereto a section to be known as section number sixteen, which shall read as follows:

§ 16. The said board of water commissioners may from time to Acquisian time acquire such additional lands, water and water rights as a they deem necessary for the purpose of improving, enlarging orec extending the water or sewer system of said village, and may also construct additional reservoirs and pipe lines therefor. In case the said board of water commissioners shall be unable to agree with any person or persons owning or having any interest in any such lands or water rights for the purchase of the same or the right to use any lands or for the passage through, on and over the same, or for the right to lay and construct a pipe line on or through any lands, or otherwise, or any other rights required for the purposes of this act, the said commissioners may acquire such lands, water and water rights, use, privileges and other

ditional

etc.

gineer, attorney and assistants.

rights by proceedings under the condemnation law; such pro

ceedings shall be instituted and conducted by said board of water Emplokon. commissioners in the name of the village of Lansingburgh. For

and the purpose of constructing any such additional reservoirs and

pipe lines, and the making of the necessary map and surveys therefor, and of acquiring such lands, water and water rights as may be necessary, said board of water commissioners may, in their discretion, employ an additional engineer and attorney and such other assistants as may be necessary or proper.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

tion legalized.

Chap. 8.
AN ACT to legalize, ratify and confirm the incorporation of Saint

Bernard's Seminary.
Became a law February 16, 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: Incorpora- Section 1. The incorporation of the Saint Bernard's Seminary

by the filing, on the thirty-first day of March, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, of a certificate of incorporation in the office of the clerk of Monroe county, is hereby legalized, ratified and con. firmed and declared to be as valid and effectual for all purposes from that date, and as to any subsequent lawful acts or trans. actions by or on behalf of said corporation or any of its officers or agents, as if such incorporation had been approved by the regents of the university of the state of New York, as required

by chapter three hundred and sixty-seven of the laws of eighteen Proviso. hundred and eighty-two. This act shall not affect any suit or

proceeding heretofore commenced and now pending.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

name

and obliga

chap. 9. AN ACT to change the corporate name of “The Washington

Street Baptist Society" of Buffalo to “ The First Baptist

Church” of Buffalo.
Became a law February 20, 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. The name of “The Washington Street Baptist So- Corporate ciety” of Buffalo, a religious corporation, is hereby changed to changed. “ The First Baptist Church” of Buffalo.

§ 2. Nothing herein contained shall in any way impair or affect Contracts any contract, liability, obligation or duty of said corporation, lipestea made, entered into, or incurred before the passage of this act, with or to any person or persons, corporation or corporations, or of any person or persons, corporation or corporations, with or to said corporation, or any proceeding instituted to enforce any contract, obligation, liability or duty in favor of or against said corporation; but anyorallsuch contracts, obligations, liabilities, duties and proceedings, gifts, grants, devises or bequests, shall be and remain valid and binding in all respects to the same extent and liable to be enforced by and against said corporation by the name of “The First Baptist Church ” of Buffalo in the same manner, as if this act had not been passed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 10.
AN ACT to amend the fisheries, game and forest law, in relation

to quail and other birds on Long Island.
Became a law February 20, 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 one hundred and sixty-four of chapter four hundred and eighty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and

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