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erected. The determination of an existing society to be continued as a joint society for such counties shall be evidenced by a certificate thereof, signed and acknowledged by a majority of the directors, and filed in the office of the secretary of state and in the clerk's office of each of such counties. A joint society may be formed for two, three or four towns, but the formation of such society shall not prevent the formation of separate town societies for such towns.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 105. AN ACT to amend the code of civil procedure, relative to rooms

in which justices' courts may be held. Became a law March 21, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Section twenty-eighi hundred and sixty-eight of the code of civil procedure is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 2868. Justices to hold court; general powers.-A justice of the peace must hold, within his town or city, a court for the trial of any action or special proceeding, of which he has juris. diction, brought before him; but such a court shall not be held in a room in any part of which trafficking in liquors is authorized or in any adjoining room. He must hear, try and determine the same according to law and equity, and for that purpose, where special provision is not otherwise made by law, the court is vested with all the necessary powers possessed by the supreme court.

§ 2. This act shall take effect September first, eighteen hun. dred and ninety-nine.

Chap 106.
AN ACT to provide for the appointment of clerks to certain

justices of the supreme court in the eighth judicial district. Became a law March 21, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. Each of the resident trial justices of the supreme Appointcourt in the eighth judicial district may appoint and at pleasure remove, a confidential clerk to such justice, by an instrument in writing under his own hand and to be filed in the office of the secretary of state. Each of said clerks shall receive an annual Annual salary, to be fixed by the justice appointing him, of not to ex. ceed twelve hundred dollars, to be paid by the comptroller of the state in equal quarterly payments, upon the certificate of said justice. Said salary shall be a charge upon said judicial district.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

salary.

chap. 107. AN ACT to amend chapter thirty-one of the laws of eighteen

hundred and sixty-five, entitled “ An act to incorporate the New

York Yacht Club."
Became a law March 21, 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 five of chapter thirty-one of the laws of Charter eighteen hundred and sixty-five, entitied "An act to incorporate the New York Yacht Club,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 5. The said corporation may purchase or take by deed, de Real and vise or bequest, and hold, dispose of, mortgage, or lease any property. real or personal estate; but the value of the real estate so held, or to be held by it, shall not exceed five hundred thousand dollars.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

amended.

personal

Act amended.

Sale of property.

Chap. 108.
AN ACT to amend charter seventy-six of the laws of eighteen hun-

dred and ninety-eight, entitled “ An act relative to the aban-
doning of the Jubilee water system, and to provide for the dis-
tribution of its property and the investment of the proceeds of
such property."

Accepted by the city.
Became a law March 21, 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 two of chapter seventy-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, entitled, “ An act relative to the abandoning of the Jubilee water system, and to provide for the distribution of its property, and the investment of the proceeds of such property,” is hereby amended so as to read as fo!lows:

$ 2. The common council of the city of Buffalo may at any time after the adoption of said resolution mentioned in section one, direct the comptroller of the city of Buffalo to advertise the real property of such Jubilee water system for sale by sealed bids, submitted to the said comptroller as a whole or any parcel, as the common council shall deem best for the advantage of such sale, and the comptroller shall cause an advertisement of such sale to be published in the official paper of the city of Buffalo twice a weel for three weeks immediately preceding such sale, and said comptroller, as soon thereafter as practicable shall submit each of such bids to the common council, who shall have the right to reject any or all bids, received upon such sale. The Jubilee water commissioners, and the city of Buffalo, by the mayor and comptroller thereof, shall execute a deed or deeds of the parcel or parcels of land sold to the purchasers thereof at such sale, and such deed or deeds shall convey to the purchasers all the interest

or estate held by said city in said property in its own right, or Statement for the use and benefit of any person or persons whatever. Im.

mediately after the passage of this act, the said Jubilee water commissioners shall furnish to the said comptroller a detailed statement of the indebtedness mentioned in section four of said chapter seventy-six of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety.

Deeds to purchasers

of indebtedness.

hereof.

eight; whereupon it shall be lawful for the city of Buffalo to Bond for! issue its bond in such an amount and upon such terms, as the common council shall direct, to pay the said indebtedness. As soon as the sale herein provided for has taken place, a sufficient amount of the moneys derived therefrom shall be used to can. cel the aforesaid bond.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

charter

Chap. 109.
AN ACT to amend chapter two hundred and forty-three of the

laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, entitled “ An act to
amend the charter and several acts relating to the village of
Waterford and to incorporate the same into one act,” as
amended by chapter one hundred and forty-one of the laws of
eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, so as to enlarge the corporat

limits of said village. Became a law March 21, 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 two of chapter two hundred and forty-three village of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, entitled "An act amenec. to amend the charter and several acts relating to the village of Waterford, and to incorporate the same into one act,” as amended by chapter one hundred and forty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight is hereby amended so as to read as fol. lows:

$ 2. The boundaries of said village shall be as follows: Beginning at a point in the middle of the Hudson river opposite to bound:.the middle of the most northerly branch of the Mohawk river, running thence northerly through the middle of said Hudson river to a point directly east from the center of the mouth of a brook running between the premises of Eliza Kerwin and Cornelia E. Welch, in the town of Waterford and into the Hudson river; thence due west to the center of the mouth of said brook; thence up and along the center of said brook, as the same winds and turns, to the center of the conduit under the lower tracks of the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Company; thence northerly in a straight line to the center of the easterly face of the arch under the tracks of the Albany division of the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Company; thence through the said arch to the center of the west

Village

erly face of said arch; thence due west to the westerly bounds of the Albany division of the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Company; thence southwesterly along the westerly and northerly boundary lines of said railroad to the center of the Champlain canal; thence north, fifty-four degrees west, in a direct line to the northwesterly corner of the lands now owned and occupied by the heirs of David Kechan, thence along the westerly line of said lands and its prolongation to the creek run. ning through the farm of David E. Gregg, thence easterly through the center of said creek, as the same winds and turns to the east. erly limits of the fire district in the town of Waterford created by chapter three hundred and twenty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-six; thence along the easterly limits of said fire district to the center of the Champlain canal; thence easterly through the center of the Champlain canal to the side-cut; thence southeasterly along the center of said side-cut to the most northerly branch of the Mohawk river; thence south to the center of said branch of the Mohawk river; thence easterly along the center of said branch of the Mohawk river to th: place of beginning.

§ 2. Section three of chapter two hundred and forty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, as amended by chapter one hundred and orty-one of the laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, is hereby amended s) as to read as follows:

§ 3. The said village shall be divided into eight wards as follows: All that part lying south of Broad street and east of Second street shall be the first ward; all that part lying north of Broad street, east of Seconi street and south of the creek leading from the knitting mill of the Hudson Valley Knitting Company to the Hudson river, shall be the second ward; all that part lying south of Broad street and between Second and Third streets, shall be the third ward; all that part lying north of Broad street, between Second and Third streets and south of said creek, shall be the fourth ward; all that part lying south of Broad street, west of Third street and east of the Champlain canal shall be the fifth ward; all that part lying north of Broad street, west of Third street south of said creek and east of the Champlain canal shall be the sixth ward; all that part lying north of said creek and east of the Champlain canal shall be the seventh ward; and all that part lying west of the Champlain canal shall be the eighth ward.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Division into wards,

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