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engines, land and houses for keeping the same, making cisterns and reservoirs, and procuring implements and apparatus for the extinguishment of fire ; for the purpose of lighting the streets in said district, with gas or otherwise, and also for the payment of such police force as they may deem necessary for the protection of the property of the inhabitants of said 'disrict from fires, and for the preservation of the public peace; also for the purpose of introducing and supplying the inhabitants of said district with water for domestic, manufacturing or fire purposes ; and such taxes so ordered shall be assessed by the assessors of said district on the taxable inhabitants and property therein, according to the last valuation made by the assessors of the town next previous to said assessment, adding, however, any taxable property which may have been omitted by said town assessors or afterward acquired ; and in the assessing and collecting said taxes, such proceedings shall be had by the officers of said district, as near as may be, as are required to be had by the corresponding officers of towns in assessing and collecting town taxes.

Sec. 6. Said taxable inhabitants at any legal meeting, shall have power to enact by laws, prescribing the duties of firewards, and of the inhabitants of said district in time of couflagration, and for the purpose of enforcing obedience to the commands of the firewards, for suppressing disorder and tumult, guarding or removing property or rendering other services in time of fire, and also for the protection of the water-pipes, hy. drants, safety-valves, water-gates, hose, or other apparatus or property of the district, and for breach of any such by-law, may provide a penalty,not exceeding a fine of twenty dollars, to be recovered for the use of said district, or imprisonment for a term not exceeding thirty days, which penalty may be enforced by prosecution on complaint of any member of said board of firewards, before the justice court of Lincoln or Cumberland.

Sec. 7. The firewards appointed by said district may order, in time of fire, such buildings to be pulled down, or blown up, as they shall judge necessary to stop the progress of the fire; and if it shall happen that the pulling down or blowing up of any such buildings, by direction as aforesaid, shall be the occasion of stopping the progress of such fire, or if the fire stop before it come to the same, the owner shall be reasonably paid therefor by a tax upon said district, the amount of which tax shall be adjudged by the court of common pleas for the county of Providence, which court is hereby authorized and empowered, on application to them made in behalf of such owners, to adjudge as to the amount necessary, and cause the same to be certified to the district, and such tax shall be assessed and collected as other taxes are herein required to be assessed and collected in said district. But no building in which any fire shall first break out or begin shall be paid for under this provision.

SEC. 8. Said taxable inhabitants at any annual meeting or other legal meeting, shall have power to choose and appoint so many men as they may think needful, to be formed into a fire engine company or companies, and also a hook and ladder company, and to make; all such laws and regulations for organizing and establishing the sane as they shall see fit; and such companies shall be subject to the provisions of the act entitled “An Act in relation to firemen and fire companies,” and entitled to the exemptions, privileges and remedies therein provided.

SEC. 9. Said taxable inhabitants may hold special meetings, which, as well as the annual meetings, shall be notified in such

as they shall prescribe, and it shall be the duty of the clerk to call a special meeting upon written application signed by twelve or more such inhabitants; and whenever the subject of ordering a tax is to be acted on, the same shall be mentioned in the notice, unless it be an annual meeting

Sec. 10. Said district may enact all by-laws by them judged necessary and expedient for carrying the provisions of this act into effect; provided that no greater penalty be inflicted thereby than is prescribed in the sixth section hereof, and provided the same be not in violation of or repugnant to the laws of this state.

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SEC. 11. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT, ENTITLED “AN ACT TO Passed June 1,

1877.
INCORPORATE THE CENTRAL FALLS FIRE DISTRICT,” AND
THE ACTS IN AMENDMENT THEREOF AND IN ADDITION
THERETO.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

SECTION 1. Section 1 of an act, entitled “ An act in addition to an act, entitled “An Act to incorporate the Central Falls Fire District,'” is hereby amended so as to read as follows: “

" Said corporation may raise money by tax on the property in said fire district for the purpose of lighting the street lights in said district with gas or otherwise, for the payment of such police force as they may deem necessary for the protection of the property of the inhabitants of said district from fires and for the preservation of the public peace; also for the purpose of introducing and supplying the inhabitants of said district with water for domestic, manufacturing or fire purposes. Such tax to be assessed and collected in the same manner as said corporation is now authorized by law to assess and collect taxes for other purposes.”

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE “ FIRE Passed May 31,

1877.
ENGINE COMPANY OF WICKFORD IN NORTH KINGSTOWN,”
AND OF ALL ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS IN AMENDMENT
THEREOF AND IN ADDITION THERETO.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The limits of the corporation entitled “ The Fire Engine Company of Wickford in North Kingstown,” are hereby extended and enlarged so as to include all the territory and improvements thereon, within the following boundaries, viz. :

Beginning at the Point Wharf point, thence south westerly to the northwest corner of land owned by the children of Horace J. Shippee, thence westerly to the northwest corner of land of Mary Holloway, thence southwesterly to the northwest corner of land of Martha A. Holloway, wife of Thomas W. Holloway, thence southerly to the northeasterly corner of the Temple of Honor lot on the ten rod road, thence southeasterly to the bridge of the Newport & Wickford Railroad over the salt water creek, thence easterly to the south line of land of J. T. Nichols, thence easterly to Hamilton avenue, ten rods south of the house of Alfred J. and E. Halsey Reynolds, thence northerly and westerly on said avenue until it comes to the said railroad, thence northeasterly across the cove in a straight line to William Baker's wharf, thence along the front of said wharf and other wharves, and along the shore to the Point wharf, the place of beginning

SEO. 2. All tax payers and all property, both real and personal, within the limits of said corporation, as hereby extended and enlarged, shall be entitled to all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth in the charter of said corporation, and of all acts and resolutions in amendment thereof and in addition thereto.

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Passed June 1, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE AUT ENTITLED “AN ACT 1877.

TO INCORPORATE THE WEST PROVIDENCE LAND COMPANY."

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

SECTION 1. Section 1, of the act passed at the June session, A. D. 1854, entitled “ An act to incorporate the West Providence Land Company,” is hereby amended by striking out of the same the words “ to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars.”

Seo. 2. Section 2 of said act is hereby amended by inserting the words “ shall not exceed two hundred thousand dollars, and” after the word “ corporation,” in the first line of said section.

Sec. 3. At all meetings of said corporation the stockholders thereof may vote by proxy.

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect immediately upon

its passage.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF “ AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF Passed June 1,

1877. AN ACT ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FARMERS' MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF RHODE ISLAND.'"

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

SECTION 1. The corporation which by virtue of an act of the general assembly at the May session, 1874, is known by the name of " The American Mutual Fire and Steam-Boiler Insurance Company,” shall henceforth be called and known by the name of “ The Providence Mutual Steam-Boiler Insurance Company," and by that name shall have all the powers, rights and privileges, and be subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth in its act of incorporation and any act in amendment thereof; provided however that said corporation shall not issue policies of insurance against loss or damage by fire.

SEO. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FALL RIVER IRON WORKS COM- Passed June 1,

1877. PANY TO

CONSTRUCT A WHARF FROM THE LANDS OF ALFRED SISSON, NEAR BRISTOL FERRY, IN PORTSMOUTH.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

SECTION 1. The Fall River Iron Works Company, a corporation, are hereby authorized to construct a

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