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ninety-two, the title to which was amended by chapter three hundred and ninety-five of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninetyfive, 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 hun. dred and seventy-four of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety. five, is hereby amended to read as follows:

§ 164. Woodcock, quail and grouse, close season.-Ruffed grouse, commonly known as partridge, or any member of the grouse family or quail shall not be hunted, trapped, shot at or killed from the first day of January to the thirty-first day of October, both inclusive. Woodcock shall not be hunted, trapped, shot at or killed from the first day of January to the thirty-first day of July, inclusive. Nor shall either of such birds be possessed, dead or alive, or sold after the fifth day of January, until the end of the close season for such birds respectively. Possession thereof during the first five days of January is forbidden and shall be deemed a violation of this section, unless it be proved by the possessor or seller that said birds were killed within the lawful pe. riod for killing the same on Long Island. Whoever shall violate or attempt to violate the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor and in addition thereto shall be liable to a penalty of twenty-five dollars for each bird killed, trapped or possessed contrary to the provisions of this section.

$ 2. All acts or parts of acts, so far as they are inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 11.
AN ACT to amend section three of article one of chapter six

hundred and eighty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and
ninety-two, entitled "An act in relation to executive officers,
constituting chapter nine of the general laws,” in relation to

the title of the private secretary of the governor. Became a law February 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 three of article one of chapter six hundred and eighty-three of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-two, entitled "An act in relation to executive officers constituting chapter nine of the general laws,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 3. A secretary to the governor shall be appointed by the gov. ernor and shall be paid an annual salary of four thousand dollars.

2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 12.
AN ACT to amend section six hundred and forty of the penal

code, relative to the desecration, mutilation or improper use of

the flag of the United States, or of this state. Recame a law February 22, 1899, with the approval of the Governor.

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

Section 1. Section six hundred and forty of the penal code Penal code is hereby amended by adding thereto a subdivision to be known as subdivision sixteen, as follows:

Subdivision 16. Any person, who in any manner, for exhibition Desecraor display, places or causes to be placed, any inscription, design, of Hags a device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, characters, marks or meanor. notice whatever upon any flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States or state flag of this state or ensign evidently pur. porting to be either of said flags, standards, colors or ensigns, or who, in any manner appends, annexes or affixes or causes to be

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appended," annexed or affixed, to any such flag, standard, color or ensign, any inscription, design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, marks, notice or token whatever, or who displays or exhibits or causes to be displayed or exhibited any flag, standard, color or ensign of the United States or flag of this state, or flag, standard, color or ensign evidently purporting to be either of said flags, standards, colors or ensigns, upon whicb shall, in any manner be placed, attached, annexed or afixed, any inscription, design, device, symbol, name, advertisement, words, marks, notice or token whatever, or who publicly mutilates, tramples upon or otherwise defaces or defies any of said flags, standards, colors or ensigns, whether any of said flags, standards, colors or ensigns are public or private property, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Provided, however, that flags, standards, colors, or ensigns, the property of or used in the service of the United States or of this state, may have inscriptions, names of actions, words, marks or symbols placed thereon pursuant to law or authorized regulations.

82. This act shall take effect September first, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine.

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Chap 13.
AN ACT making an appropriation to continue the promotion of

sugar beet culture, in accordance with the provisions of chapter

five hundred of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Became a law February 23, 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: Appropria- Section 1. The sum of thirty thousand dollars, or so much therepromo of as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys sufar beet in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be paid in the

manner prescribed by chapter five hundred of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven. Of such amount the commissioner of agriculture may expend such sum or sums as he may deem necessary or expedient, not exceeding the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars in promoting, by instruction or otherwise, and encouraging the proper and economic cultivation of sug:ir beets. This appropriation is made by the legislature in continua

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tion of the policy adopted at the session of eighteen hundred It continu ninety-seven in tbe faith and with the declared purpose of making Policy direct appropriations from the state for a successive period of not less than five years from said first appropriation, in aid of the permanent establishment of the beet sugar industry in this state.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Chap. 14.
AN ACT providing for the payment of the balance due news-

papers for the publication of the general laws of the state for
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for the de-
ficiency in appropriation for the publication of the session laws

and the official canvass and official notices provided by law. Became a law February 23, 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 sum of forty-one thousand dollars, or so such* Appropria thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any publi money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, payable by the famera treasurer on the warrant of the comptroller, for the payment of the balance due newspapers in the various counties in this state for the publication of the general laws of the state for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and the further sum of ten thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated for deficiency in appropriation for the publication of the session laws and the official canvass and official notices provided by law, which are subjects of contract.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Acts and proceedings legal. ized.

Chap. 15.
AN ACT to legalize the acts and proceedings of the crustees of

the village of Wellsville, in the county of Allegany, in relation
to the adoption and publication of certain by-laws and ordi-

nances for said village. Became a law February 23, 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. All the acts and proceedings of the trustees and offcers of the village of Wellsville in the adoption and approval of certain by-laws and ordinances for such village at their meeting, September twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and the amendment to chapter four, section one, thereof, entitled “curfew ordinance," at a meeting held October twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, are hereby legalized, and in all respects confirmed and made binding upon said corporation and the inhabitants thereof.

§ 2. The said by-laws and ordinances as so approved and adopted, and the said “curfew ordinance" as so amended, are hereby declared to be in force and as valid and effectual for all purposes as if the same had been published in an official paper and in each other newspaper actually printed in such village, once each week for two consecutive weeks, as required by section ninetyfour, of article three, of chapter four hundred and fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, known as the village law. And the publication already had and made of said by-laws and ordinances, and of said amended ordinance, is hereby declared good and sufficient, and from and after the passage of this act such by-laws and ordinances, as so amended, shall take effect and be as effectual, in all respects, as if all the provisions of chapter four hundred and fourteen of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninetr. seven, had been complied with.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

By-laws and ordinances valid.

When to take effect.

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