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agree with said Norman, his heirs or assigns, upon the price to be paid for such property or privileges, then said Norman, his heirs and assigns, are authorized to take and condemn so much land, water, and water rights, as may be necessary for the purposes of this act, under the provisions hereof, and to proceed with the use and improvement thereof in the premises, and with the construction of dams, reservoirs and other works therein as aforesaid; but the lands so condemned shall not exceed the quantity and limits hereinafter specified, to wit : of lands adjoining and adjacent to said streams, and lying next to and south of, said Main Road, and betweeu said road and Union street, so called--about What lands may twenty-three acres belonging to Susan B. Thurston, Peleg L. Thurston, Lewis Thurston, Roland Thurston and Parker H. Thurston, about twelve and a half acres belonging to John Croucher, about thirteen and threequarters acres belonging to Jacob Chase, and about sixteen and a half acres belonging to Peleg A. Coggeshall; and of lands lying near and south of said Union street, about four acres belonging to Edward Almy, and about twenty-two acres belonging to Edward Sisson; and of lands adjoining and adjacent to said Easton's Pond, for raising or increasing the capacity of said pond by flowing or otherwise, about forty acres of such lands which lie to the northward of said Norman's present dam on said pond; provided always that no person shall be deprived under this act of any right of Rights reserved. boating, fishing or cutting ice on said pond. And upon taking any property or privilege, as aforesaid, said Norman, bis heirs or assigns, shall tender to the owner or owners thereof, if in this state, a sum of money as and for the damages sustained, or to be sustained, by such owner or owners, by the said taking and condemnation, and if said tender shall of tender of be refused or lawfully omitted, shall on demand give giving bond. bond to such owner or owners for the prompt payment of all damages and costs adjudged under this act, in a form and a sum, and with sureties satis. actory to any justice of the supreme court.”

SEO. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage.

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CHAPTER 635.

Passed May 31, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 313 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS, 1877.

ENTITLED "AN ACT ESTABLISHING A BOARD OF PU IC
WORKS IN THE CITY OF PROVIDENCE,” AND OF THE SEVERAL
ACTS IN AMENDMENT THEREOF AND IN ADDITION THERE.
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It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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SECTION 1. No tax now assessed and unpaid for Sewer taxes not the construction of a sewer in any street, upon any esand may be re tate which does not, or some portion of which does not cere abut or bound upon such street, shall be collected un

. der the provisions of said chapter, or of any act in amendment thereof or in addition thereto; and the city council is hereby authorized by ordinance, reso. lution or otherwise, under such conditions as it may impose, to returd any tax assessed as aforesaid and already paid to the parties paying the same.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, and all acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 636.

Passed May 31, AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CLAPTER 112 OF THE GENERAL 1877.

STATUTES, “OF THE INSPECTION, SALE AND KEEPING OF IN-
FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE FLUIDS.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

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SECTION 1. Section 8 of chapter 112 of the General of torpector of Statutes is hereby amended, so that whenever a va

cancy shall arise in the office of inspector of petroleum, kerosene and coal oil, the same shall be filled, as soon as may be, for the remainder of the year, by the town council of any town, or the city council of any city, by a new election.

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

hereof.

CHAPTER 637.

AY ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED, “AN ACT DIVI- Passed May 31, DING THE TOWN OF EAST PROVIDENCE INTO DISTRICTS FOR

1877. THE PURPOSE OF VOTING."

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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SECTION 1. The annual town meeting of the town East Proviof East Providence, for the transaction of the general manual town business of the town, shall hereafter be holden on the held on last last Wednesday in March, in each year.

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

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

CHAPTER 638.

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE SEVERAL TOWNS OF THE STATE TO Passed June 1,

1877. APPROPRIATE AND EXPEND MONEY FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE AND OTHER PUBLIC OCCASIONS.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

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SECTION 1. The several towns of the state are here- Towns authorby authorized to appropriate and expend money in priate for

celeeach year for the celebration of the anniversary of of July, and American independence, and of other public occasions, casions, in proas follows, viz., in towns having a population of over ulation. fifty thousand inhabitants, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars ; in towns having a population of less than fifty thousand and more than twenty-five thousand inhabitants, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars; in towns baving a population of less than twenty-five thousand and more than ten thousand inbabitants

, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars; in towns having a population of less than ten thousand and more than five thousand inhabitants, a sum not exceeding oue thousand dollars; in towns having a population of less than five thousand inhabitants, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars.

Basis for ascertaining population.

SEC. 2. The population of the several towus according to the last national or state census preceding the year in which appropriations are made under the provisions of this act, shall be the basis for ascertaining the population thereof.

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

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 639,

Passed June 1, 1877.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 598 OF THE STATUTES,
ENTITLED “AN ACT TO REVISE, CONSOLIDATE AND AMEND
THE ACT ENTITLED 'AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CITY OF
PROVIDENCE,'" AND THE SEVERAL ACTS IN ADDITION THERE-
TO AND IN AMENDMENT THEREOF,

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

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SECTION 1. Section 6 of chapter 311 of the Public City council au- Laws is bereby amended so as to read as follows: Falaries of "city “The city council may by ordinance fix the salaries of

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city officers for the municipal year ending on the first
Monday of January, 1878, and the salaries so fixed
shall continue in force until changed by ordinance :
provided, however, that after said first Monday of Jan-
uary, 1878,the sala: y of no such officer shall be increased
or diminished during the municipal year for which he
shall have been chosen."

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here. with are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage.

CHAPTER 640.

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AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 633 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS, Passed June 1,

1877.
ENTITLED “ AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 6 AND 7
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, ‘OF THE REGISTERING, LISTING
AND RETURNING LISTS OF VOTERS, AND OF PROOF OF THEIR
QUALIFICATION TO VOTE,' AND 'OFCANVASSING THE RIGHTS,
AND CORRECTING THE LISTS, OF VOTERS.'

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

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SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 633 of the Public Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 10 and 11, of said section, the words, " if the town con. tains more than one thousand voters," so that the sec. tion as amended shall read as follows:

" SECTION 1. The secretary of state shall prepare Bookish to and furnish to the town clerks of the several towns à contain. book to be entitled “The Registry Book,' which book shall be ruled under suitable headings to indicate the time wher, and the place where any person desiring to be registered was born ; if the person was born or bad resided without the town, when he last came to reside within the state, and if he was born or has resided without the town, when he last came to reside within the town, and the place in the town at which the person resided at the time of registering.”

SEC. 2. Section 2 of said chapter 633 is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and

in lines 4 and 5 of said section, the words, “if the town contains more than one thousand voters,” and in lines 8 to 12 inclusive, the words, “and the like mode of registration of persons qualified to be placed on the registry shall be made in the towns containing less than one thousand voters, but in such town the registration need only be made triennially,” so that the section as amended shall read as follows:

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“ Every person who is, or within a year may Registrer roters be qualified to vote upon being registered and the themselves anpayment of a registry tax, shall go to the town clerk of the town in which he resides, and shall annually, on or before the last day of December, register his name, and thereby certify to the truth of the facts stated in

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