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Penalty for
false certificate.

the appropriate heads of such registry. Any person who shall knowingly make any false certificate in reg. istering his name in any such registry book, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAPTER 641.

Passed June 1, AN ACT DECLARING THAT NOTHING IN CHAPTER 533 OF THE 1877.

PUBLIC LAWS SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO REPEAL ANY PART
OF CHAPTER 482 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

Of taxation of personal property.

SECTION 1. Nothing in chapter 533 of the Public Laws shall be construed to repeal chapter 482 of the Public Laws, or any part thereof.

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

CHAPTER 642.

Passed June 1, 1877.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 241 OF THE GENERAL
STATUTES, ENTITLED “OF THE REFORM SCHOOL IN THE CITY
OF PROVIDENCE."

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

Trustees of
Providence re-
form school
may permit
at home, etc.

SECTION 1. Section 4 of said chapter is hereby

amended by inserting between the words " remand inmates to live them” and “as is," in the seventh line thereof, the fol

lowing words:“ or permit them to live at home or elsewhere during the pleasure of said trustees, subject to their control and authority.'

SEC. 2. Section 9 of said chapter is hereby amended by adding thereto the following words : " or until he shall be permitted to live at home or elsewhere, subject, however, while so at home or elsewhere, to the control and authority of said trustees, and liable to be returned to said school at any time during his term of sentence at their pleasure.”

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 643.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 899 OF THE PUBLIC LAWS Passed June 1,

1877.
PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSE,-
BLY, A. D. 1871, ENTITLED, “AN ACT SETTING OFF A PORTION
OF SMITHFIELD TO WOONSOCKET, AND DIVIDING THE RE-
MAINDER INTO THREE TOWNS.”

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section 7 of chapter 899 is hereby Town of Lidamended, so that the annual town meeting for the Annual town purpose of ordering a town tax, school and highway dering taxes taxes, and for transacting such other business as way on second Monlegally come before such meeting, shall be held on the second Monday in June, or at such other time as such town shall prescribe by vote at a previous meeting called for that purpose.

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

passage thereof.

CHAPTER 644.

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE DUMPING OF MUD AND OTAER MATE- Passed 'June 1, RIALS INTO A PORTION OF NARRAGANSETT BAY.

1877.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

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SECTION 1. No person shall hereafter throw or de Depositing of posit any mud, earth, sand, gravel, ashes, cinders, or portions of Narother materials, into the waters of Narragansett bay, adjoining Briswithin one mile of the shores of Bristol county or hibited. Hog Island ; but this act shall not be construed to prevent the planting of oysters within the said waters, or the properly fitting the grounds under said waters for

Penalty.

planting oysters thereon, or the construction of any wharf from the shores of said bay, which may have been authorized by this general assembly.

Sec. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this act shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars.

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

CHAPTER 645.

Passed June 1, 1877.

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 230 OF THE GENERAL STAT.

UTES, "OF OFFENCES AGAINST PRIVATE PROPERTY."

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

Penalty for fraudulently evading pay:

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hotels, etc.

SECTION 1. Any person who shall enter a hotel,

eating-house, restaurant or victualing house, and havetc., partaken at ing ordered and partaken of food or other refreshment

therein, shall fraudulently evade or attempt to evade payment therefor, shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days.

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

CHAPTER 646.

AN ACT FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF TRAMPS.

Pagged June 1, 1877.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows :

Tramps to be sentenced to hard labor on public highways, etc.

SECTION 1. Every able-bodied man who shall go from house to house, or from place to place, begging, or who shall otherwise seek the means of subsistence by begging, shall be deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, before any justice court, shall be sentenced by such court to hard labor upon the public highways, or other public work of the town in which he shall have been convicted, for a term not exceeding ten days; such labor to be per

persons apply

of the poor for

provided with

formed by such offender in the custody and under the direction of any surveyor of highways, or officer discharging the duty of surveyor of highways, or such other public officer or contractor as may have charge of any public work for such town.

SEC. 2. Every able-bodied person who shall apply Able-bodied, to any overseer of the poor of any town for relief or ing to overseers support, may, by such overseer of the poor, be provi- relief, may be ded with work upon the highways or upon some other work; public work of the town where such application shall be made, and put such applicant at work for a term not exceeding ten days, under the direction of the surveyor of highways, or the officer discharging the duty of such surveyor, or such overseer of the poor may put such applicant to work upon some other public work of such town under the direction of the officer or contractor having control of the same, for a term not

a exceeding ten days; and such applicant, and any person convicted under the preceding section of this act, shall be supported and relieved by such overseer of and shall be the poor while such person is employed and faithfully labors upon such highway or public work, or is in the while employed. execution of a sentence imposed under the preceding section bereof; and if any person neglects or refuses Penalty for reto perform the work assigned him under the provisions of this section of this act, he shall be deemed to have committed the misdemeanor described in the first section of this act, and may be convicted and sentenced for such offence as is in the said preceding section provided.

SEC. 3. Any surveyor of highways, or officer having charge of any public work to whose custody any comorko person convicted of violating any provision of this act shall bave been sentenced, may employ any means to compel such sentenced person to work, authorized to be employed by the superintendent of the state workhouse and house of correction to compel the inmates of that institution to labor, or he may use such means to make such sentenced person labor, as may be employed by any keeper of the asylum for the poor in the town where such sentenced person shall have been convicted.

supported by overseer of poor

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fusal to work.

Authority to compel convicts

Sentence on second conviction.

of posting copies of this act on highways from adjoining States.

SEO. 4. Every person convicted for a second time of violating the provisions of this act, shall be sentenced to the state workhouse and house of correction for thirty days.

SEO. 5. The overseer of the poor for any town adjoining another state shall cause a copy of this act to be posted in some conspicuous place, on or near every highway leading from an adjoining state into such town,

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