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Chap. 309.
AN ACT to confer jurisdiction upon the court of claims to hear,

audit and determine the alleged claim of Irving F. Cragin
against the state for services rendered by him to the state, and

render judgment therefor. Became a law April 13, 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: Jurisdic... Section 1. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the court of

claims to hear, audit and determine the alleged claim of Irving F. Cragin of the city of Buffalo, against the state, for services rendered by him to the state as stenographer of the commission appointed to investigate charges against the managers of the New York State Reformatory at Elmira, in pursuance of chapter three hundred and fifty-eight of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety

four, and to make an award and render judgment therefor against , the state and in favor of said claimant, notwithstanding such

claim was heretofore presented to the comptroller for audit. f. § 2. No award shall be made or judgment rendered herein

against the state, unless the facts proved shall make out a case against the state which would create a liability were the same established in evidence in a court of law or equity against an individual or corporation, and in case such liability shall be satisfactorily established, then the court of claims shall award to and render judgment for the claimant for such sum as shall be just and equitable, notwithstanding the lapse of time since the accruing of such claim, provided the claim hereunder is filed with the court of claims within one year after the passage of this act.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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amended.

Chap. 310.
AN ACT to amend chapter six hundred and eighty-seven of the

laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled “ An act
to regulate the commitment and discharge of certain prisoners,
tramps and vagrants in Westchester county, and to prescribe
the effect thereof, to provide for the support of the prisoners
in the jail in the county of Westchester, and to fix the duties
and compensation of the sheriff of said county and of certain
employes in the jail of said county," as amended by chapter
four hundred and twenty of the laws of eighteen hundred and

ninety-five relative to the powers and duties of the sheriff. Became a law April 13, 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 of chapter six hundred and eighty-seven Act of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled “An act to regulate the commitment and discharge of certain prisoners, tramps and vagrants in Westchester county and to prescribe the effect thereof, to provide for the support of the prisoners in the jail in the county of Westchester, and to fix the duties and compensation of the sheriff of said county and of certain employes in the jail of said county," as amended by chapter four hundred and twenty of the laws of eighteen hundred and ninety-five, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

§ 1. The sheriff of Westchester county shall receive his fees and perquisites in all civil cases in which the same are to be salary of paid by private persons and in addition thereto he shall receive an annual salary not to exceed the sum of ten thousand dollars to be fixed by the board of supervisors, to be paid quarterly by the treasurer of Westchester county, in full of all fees or other compensation from the county of Westchester; and he shall not receive from the county of Westchester any fees, compensation or perquisites of any kind or nature whatsoever, excepting only his aforesaid salary, from which he shall pay all such assistants other than those whose salaries are herein specifically provided for, as shall be proper to enable him to conveniently exercise the duties of his office and in consideration of which he shall do and perform all duties now or which may hereafter be imposed upon him by law and including the serving of subpoenas issued

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by the district attorney and all other services which have heretofore been performed by the sheriff of said county or his deputies which are a county charge without fee or reward from the county of Westchester, although the statute or law imposing

such duty may provide that a fee or other compensation be paid Disburse, therefor, but he shall be entitled to his actual disbursements for

travel, lodging and food incurred while attending to the transportation of juvenile delinquents and any other persons whom he is required by law to transport, where the cost of such transportation is made by law a county charge. The bill for aforesaid disbursements shall be presented to and audited by the

board of supervisors of Westchester county at their annual Appointees session. The sheriff shall appoint the following officers and shall and their receive from the county treasurer the following compensation

therefor, namely: an under-sheriff whose salary shall be two thousand dollars a year; a counsel whose salary shall be fifteen hundred dollars a year; a clerk whose salary shall be twelve hundred dollars a year; a jailor whose salary shall be twelve hundred dollars a year; an assistant jailor whose salary shall be nine hundred dollars a year; three deputy sheriffs each of whom shall receive a salary of fifteen hundred dollars a year; a day watchman at the jail whose salary shall be nine hundred dollars a year; a night watchman at the jail whose salary shall be nine hundred dollars a year; and a cook whose salary shall be five hundred dollars a year; which sums shall be paid in monthly installments. The said jailor in addition to his other duties to be prescribed by the sheriff shall keep under the supervision and direction of said sheriff the “ jailor's docket” of prisoners hereinafter mentioned.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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chap. 31 1. AN ACT to make the office of coroner within the county of

Steuben a salaried office, and to regulate the management of

said office. Became a law April 13, 1899, with the approval of the Governor. Passed,

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

Section 1. The several coroners within the county of Steuben Annual next elected or appointed, and thereafter to be elected or ap coroners. pointed, shall each receive as compensation for their services and expenses an annual salary of four hundred dollars, which shall not be increased or diminished during their several terms of office, which shall be paid to each of such coroners quarterly by the county treasurer of said county, and such salary shall be in lieu of any fees or compensation for services and expenses.

§ 2. Whenever, after this act becomes a law, a coroner in the Duty of county of Steuben is informed that a person has been killed or dangerously wounded by another, or has suddenly died under such circumstances as to afford a reasonable ground to suspect that such death has been occasioned by the act of another by criminal means, or has committed suicide, he must go to the place where the person is and forth with inquire into the cause of the death or wounding, and if he deems an examination by a physician neces. Examinasary, he must, upon being authorized in writing by the supervisor physician. of the town where such person is, or if in the city of Corning or Hornellsville upon being authorized in writing by the mayor of such city, respectively, employ one physician to make an examina. tion of such person. The compensation for said examination of such physician shall not exceed the sum of ten dollars, and the tion there. same shall be a county charge against the county of Steuben.

§ 3. If, upon such examination, such coroner, or other person Notice to acting as coroner, shall be of the opinion that the death or wound- attorney. ing was caused by the act of another by criminal means, he shall at once notify the district attorney of said county.

§ 4. Thereupon the district attorney of said county may, if he Coroner's deem it necessary, direct such coroner, or other person acting as coroner, to im panel a jury and hold an inquest upon such person,

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In accordance with the provisions of title one, of part six, of the code of criminal procedure of the state of New York. And no coroner now holding office in said county of Steuben, or bereafter to be elected or appointed coroner in such county, shall hold such

an inquest within said county unless so directed. Failure of $ 5. Any coroner who, upon being notified as in section two of

this act, specified, to go to the place where the person is and forth with inquire into the cause of the death or wounding, who shall fail or refuse to go, unless prevented from such going by sickness or other unavoidable cause of delay, shall, thereupon, forfeit his said office of coroner.

$ 6. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed as to Steuben county, and said county is excepted from heir provisions. § 7. This act shall take effect immediately.

Repeal.

Chap. 312.
AN ACT providing that the police commissioners of the city of

New York in their discretion may reappoint Archibald Hamil-
ton, an ex-policeman of the city of New York, who resigned
from said police department September fifth, eighteen hun.
dred and eighty-two.

Accepted by tne city.
Became a law. April 13, 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 : Investiga Section 1. The police commissioners of the city of New York

are hereby authorized in their discretion to inquire into and ascertain whether Archibald Hamilton, who resigned from the New York police department September fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, has any physical or mental defects whereby he cannot serve in the New York city police department as a patrol.

man. Reappoint $ 2. If the police commissioners of the city of New York after investiga careful investigation into the resignation of the said Archibald

Hamilton, find that he resigned for good and sufficient reasons, and that no breach of the rules of the said police department was committed by Archibald Hamilton and that his resignation was

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