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election shall be held on the day then next preceding the day on which the annual town meeting shall be hereafter held.

§ 4. If a special town election shall be called to fill a vacancy in any Ibid, town office, the town clerk shall give the like notice as provided in at special section three together with a list of such town officers as are to be elected at such special election, and the justices of the said town shall uneet at the office of the town clerk of said town on the succeeding day and shall proceed to complete the canvass and declare the result as hereinafter provided.

$5. The inspectors of election of the several election districts of said Inspectors. town shall be the inspectors of the annual or special town elections for town officers, and serve and officiate in the several election districts in which they now reside, and shall have the same power and authority at said town meetings as they now have at general elections.

$ 6. The said inspectors shall receive the same compensation pro- compensavided by law for inspectors of general elections and boards of registry tion. in towns.

§ 7. Said inspectors shall meet in their several districts as a board Registry. of registry, and perform the duties required to be performed by boards of registry before town meetings.

$ 8. The inspectors of each election district shall meet and organize as required by law as a board of registry, and shall also meet at the time and place where an election shall have been appointed to be held therein and proceed to organize themselves as a board for the purposo of presiding at and conducting such election, and shall appoint one of their number chairman of the board, who shall administer to the other inspectors the oath of office as prescribed by the constitution, and the same oath shall then bo administered to the chairman by one of the other inspectors.

8 9. The inspectors, or a majority of them, having severally taken Poll clerks. such oath, they shall then appoint two clerks the same as clerks aro now appointed for general elections, who shall take the constitutional oath of office which shall be administered to them by the chairman of the board, and shall keep a poll-list and make such other minutes as shall be required, and shall receive the same compensation as clerks at general elections.

$ 10. Before the electors shall proceed to vote for'any town officers, Proclamaproclamation shall be made of the opening of the poll, and when the tion. poll will close.

8 11. The inspectors so presiding shall have the same authority to Power to preserve order, enforce obedience, and to commit for disorderly con- pracer duct, as is possessed by the board of inspectors at a general election, and shall proceed in the same manner and be governed by the same rules as is provided by law for the election of town officers.

§ 12. As soon as the poll of an election shall have been finally closed, Canvass. the inspectors in their several districts shall proceed to canvass the votes, such canvass to be public and shall not be adjourned or postponed until it shall have been finally completed,

§ 13. When the canvass shall have been completed and the result Statement. ascertained, a statement of all the votes for each candidate shall be made, in writing, certified and signed by the presiding officer and clerks of such district, with one ballot of each kind found to have been voted for the officers to be chosen at such election, securely attached to such statement.

$ 14. The inspectors in each district shall designate one of their Delivery number who shall deliver such statement so made and certified to the baratown

board.

be done.

board of the annual town meeting to be held on the succeeding day

on or before ten o'clock in the forenoon of such day. Canvass by § 15. The board of such annual town meeting shall then and there

proceed to complete the canvass by adding all the statements from the several districts together and declare the result, the same as though such votes had been polled at such annual town meeting, and the persons having the greatest number of votes shall be declared elected to

the offices for which they have been designatod respectively, Public $ 16. All such business as is usually done at the annual town meetwhen and ing other than the election of town officers, and not herein provided where to for, shall be done in the presence of and under the direction of said

town board of the annual meeting, at their meeting on the day succeeding the annual town election,

immediately after completing the canvass of the votes as herein provided; it shall be done in public, and every elector of said town who shall be present and qualified to vote shall be entitled to vote on all questions there decided.

§ 17. The annual town election for the town of Geddes shall be election.

held on the third Tuesday of February, in each and every year hereafter, and the annual town meeting for the town of Geddes shall be held on the Wednesday after the third Tuesday of February in each and every year hereafter.

$ 18. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

$ 19. This act shall take effect immediately

Time of

CHAP 206.

sent of

AN ACT to enable the board of education of union free school

district number one, of the town of Wheatfield, Niagara county, to borrow money to enlarge their school-house and to issue the bonds of the district therefor.

PASSED May 23, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Upon con- SECTION 1. Upon a vote, expressing their consent, by majority majority

of the resident taxpayers of union free school district number one of of tax-pay- the town of Wheatfield, county of Niagara, who shall be present at a ereduced public meeting to be called for that purpose by the clerk of said Hlorowasa district, upon a previous notice of at least one week ; to be published money. in all newspapers which are published in said district for that time, the

board of education of said district are hereby authorized to borrow fourteen thonsand five hundred dollars to enlarge their present schoolhouse, and to issue the bonds of the district therefor, signed by the president and clerk of said board of education, the same to be made payable as follows, namely, five hundred on the first day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and the remaining fourteen thousand dollars in fourteen annual installments thereafter, of one thousand dollars each, and an additional sum sufficient to pay the annual interest which shall have accrued

upon any of said bonds unpaid at the time each or any number of Tax to pay them shall become due. And said board of education shall, at the such sums over and above other sums to be raised, as may be necessary to pay such bonds and interest as they shall become due, and shall collect the same as, and with the other taxes collected, according to the law for such case heretofore made and provided, and shall with said money collected

time they make out their annual tax-list, incorporate in said tax-list

same.

pay such bonds and interest as they shall become due.

8 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 07.

AN ACT to incorporate the Dutch-Friesian Herd Book Association of America.

PASSED May 23, 1882. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. All persons as now are or may hereafter become mem- Corporatbers of the Dutch-Friesian Herd Book Association of America, organ-ors. ized at Brookfield, state of New York, on the eighth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and serenty-seven, shall be and are hereby constituted a body corporate by the paine of the Dutch-Friesian Herd Name and Book Association of America, for the purpose of improving the breed purpose. of North Holland or Friesian black and white piebald cattle ascertaining, preserving and disseminating as provided by its by-laws all useful information and facts as to their pedigrees and desirable qualities, and the distinguishing characteristics of the kest specimens, and preparing, pablishing and supplying all necessary volumes of the Dutch-Friesian Herd Book, and generally for promoting and securing the best interests of importers, breeders and owners of said cattle, and thereby the public generally, and for the purposes and to attain the objects aforesaid, said corporation is hereby given all necessary power, authority and rights, including the powers and subject to the liabilities prescribed by title three, chapter eighteen of part one of the Revised Statutes.

82. The officers of said association for the year eighteen hundred officers. and eighty-two shall be C. R. Payne, president; A. H. Gebbic, W. J. Beal, II. F. Slade, F. H. Mann, and L. C. Payne, vice-presidents, A. F. Cole, treasurer; S. Hoxie, secretary; S. Burchard, Robert Burch, and Irvin Langworthy, executive committee ; and they shall continue in office, until their successors are elected.

3. Said corporation shall issue its certificates of membership, signed Certinby its president and secretary and sealed with its corporate seal to each cates her of its lawful members, which certificates shall not be transferable, and ship. shall be evidence of membership, and shall entitle its owner while a member in good standing to voto personally or by proxy at its meetings, and to all the privileges and advantages of such membership. But said corporation may cancel any certificate and forfeit and terminato any membership, and all rights and privileges arising therefrom, for his willful disobedience or evasion of its by-laws or other rules and regulations and for any wrongs committed by him against said corporation or its property, interests or rights, which forfeiture and eviction shall be cumulative to any other legal remedy said corporation may have against such evicted members. 8 4. Said corporation shall hold its annual meetings in the city of Annual

meetings.

Utica, on the third Wednesday of February of each year unless other

wise designated by the by-laws of said association. By laws. $ 5. The by-laws of said corporation shall be made and adopted by

a majority of its members voting personally or by proxy at its next annual meeting hereafter, and in the meantime its said officers are to be governed by the rules and regulations of said association organized at Brookfield, state of New York, the eighth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven. Said by-laws may be amended, altered or repealed at any annual meeting by a like vote of its members.

§ 6. At the first annual meeting of said corporation its members

shall agree upon and adopt its corporate seal. Property 8.7. All property, rights and interests, of said Dutch-Friesian assoferi Osiach- ciation formed at Brookfield, state of New York, on the eighth day of to vest in December, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven, of every poration. name and nature shall by virtue of this act vest in and become the

property of this corporation.

8 8. No debts or pecuniary obligations shall be incurred by this corporation except duly authorized by previous majority vote of all its members.

$ 9. This act shall take effect immediately.

Seal.

this cor

CHAP.208.

Annual tax.

AN ACT to authorize a tax of forty-two one-hundredths of a

mill per dollar of valuation to provide for a deficiency in the sinking fund under article seven, section three of the constitution.

Passed May 23, 1882 ; three-fifths being present, The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. There shall be imposed for the fiscal year beginning on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, a state tax of forty-two one-hundredths of a mill on each dollar of valuation of the real and personal property in this state subject to taxation; which tax shall be assessed, levied and collected by the annual assesse ment and collection of taxes for that year, in the manner prescribed by law, and shall be paid by the several county treasurers into the treasury of this state, to be held by the state treasurer for appropriation to the purposes designated in the second section of this act.

§ 2. The whole of the tax levied and collected in pursuance of the preceding section shall be paid into the treasury of this state to the credit of the canal fund, and is hereby appropriated and shall be applied as follows:

For the payment to the sinking fund under section three of article seven of the constitution, the sum of one million and five thousand seven hundred dollars and fifty-nine cents, to supply the deficiency which existed in said sinking fund on the thirtieth day of September, eighteen hundred and eighty-one, in consequence of a failure in the revenues of the canals to meet the appropriations therefrom to said sinking fund.

For the payment to said sinking fund the further sum of eighty

To be credited the cana fund.

How to be applied.

thousand four hundred and fifty-six dollars and five cents, being in, terest on the aforesaid deficiency to the time when the same will be realized from the tax to be levied in pursuance of the first section of this act.

CHAP. 209.

AN ACT regarding membership in the Homeopathic Medical
Society of the state of New York.

PASSED May 23, 1882.
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and
Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of New Society York shall have full power to elect such a number of permanent, dele- may regugate or other members as may be provided for by the constitution or control its by-laws of said state medical society, said state medical society being bership. hereby empowered to regulate and control its own membership.

$ 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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AN ACT making appropriations for the payment of the prin

cipal and the interest of the canal debt for the fiscal year commencing on the first day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-two.

PASSED May 23, 1882 ; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The following sums are hereby appropriated out of the sinking fnnd under article seven, section three of the constitution:

For the payment of so much of the principal of the debt contracted $638,200 under such section as will mature on the first day of January, eighteen appropria hundred and eighty-three, the sum of six hundred and thirty-eight principal. thousand and two hundred dollars. For the payment of the interest on the debt contracted under said

$519,456 section as the same shall become due and payable during the fiscal to pay year commencing October first, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, the sum of five hundred and nineteen thousand four hundred and fifty-six dollars.

$ 2. If, after paying the expenses of collection, superintendence Surplus to and ordinary repairs of the canals for the fiscal year comnencing on the sink

. the first day of October, eighteen hundred and eighty-two, there shall be any surplus of the revenues of the canals, such surplus is hereby appropriated to the sinking fund for the extinguishment of the principal and payment of the interest of the loans made under section three of article seven of the constitution.

interest.

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