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PUBLIC ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF 1919
Railroad and extending easterly from
laid line to the cut through which the
line of the Mt. Mansfield Electric Rail
road Company passes, provided that the
lame shall not be sold except for the
purpose of being used as a site for
manufacturing or industrial purposes.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts,
with the approval of the governor, shall
fix the price for which such land or any
part thereof is sold.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 2, 1919.
NO. 226
AN ACT RELATING TO ESTAB
LISHING THE FISH AND GAME
DEPARTMENT AT MONTPE-
LIER.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. That in the event the
board of control directs the fish and
game commissioner to establish his office
at Montpelier, said board may direct
the auditor ot accounts to draw an
order in favor of said commissioner for
a sum not exceeding one thousand dol
lars for additional compensation to be
paid out of the funds received from
bunting and fishing licenses.
-Approved April 8, 1919.
NO. 227
AN ACT RELATING TO SALARY
OF THE STATE HIGHWAY COM
MISSIONER. . It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. That the state highway
commissioner shall be paid five hundred
dollars for his services for each year
of the present term of that office from
and including the first day of February,
1919, to and including the last day of
January 1921, in addition to the compen
sation provided for by section 7351 of
the General Laws.
. Approved April 8, 1919.
NO. 228
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ADDI
TIONAL COMPENSATION FOR
THE SECRETARY OF CIVIL
- AND MILITARY AFFAIRS FOR
WAR WORK.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the secretary of civil and mili
tary affairs for the sum of one hundred
dollars for each month since the fourth
day of January, nineteen hundred and
seventeen, to and including the last day
of the present session of the legislature,
in addition to the salary provided by
section seven thousand three hundred
and fifty-four of the General Laws,
such compensation being for the in
crease in his work occasioned by the
war and the additional duties imposed
upon him as secretary of the board of
control.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 229
AN ACT RELATING TO THE
"PAYMENT OF THE PREMIUMS
FDR BONDS FURNISHED BY
OFFICERS OF THE STATE.
A COUNTY. TOWN, TOWN
SCHOOL DISTRICT. INCORPO
RATED SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN
CORPORATED VILLAGE OR
. FIRE DISTRICT.
.It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of "the State of Vermont :
Section 1. ' In cases where by law offi
cers of the state, a county, town, town
school district, incorporated school dis
trict, incorporated village or fire dis
trict are required to furnish bonds such
bonds shall be paid for by the state or
municipality requiring the bond.
Approved February 18, 1919.
NO. 230
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1
OF NO. 180 OF THE ACTS OF
1884 AS AMENDED BY SECTION
1 OF NO. 4 to OF THE ACTS OF
1910. RELATING TO THE SOL
DIERS' HOME.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. Section 1 of No. 180 of
the acts of 1884 as amended by section
I of No. 419 of the acts of 1910 is here
by amended so as to read as follows :
Section 1. Redfield Proctor, Fred
erick Billings, C. C. Kinsman, A. B.
Franklin. Hugh Henry, P. P. Pitkin,
J. C. Stearns, Franklin Fairbanks,
Josiah Grout, George T. Childs, H. K.
Ide, William Wells, Julius J. Estey,
A. B. Valentine, Warren Gibbs, Z. M.
Mansur, Frank Kenfield, A. S. Tracy,
their successors and associates, chosen
M hereinafter provided are hereby
made a corporation by the name of
"The Trustees of the Soldiers' Home
in Vermont," and said trustees shall,
from time to time as they may by their
by-laws prescribe, elect such officers as
they may judge necessary, and prescribe
the terms and duties of such officers,
but the whole number of said trustees
shall never exceed twenty, fifteen of
whom shall be honorably discharged
soldiers or sailors of the War of the
Rebellion of 1861 to 1865 or the war with
Spain or other wars in which the United
States has engaged. The governor shall,
on Mav first, nineteen hundred and nine
teen appoint two trustees whose terms
of office shall expire January thirty
first, nineteen hundred and twenty-two,
and whenever a vacancy occurs in said
j board the governor shall, on the first
day of February following such vacancy,
appoint a trustee whose term of office
shall be for the three years next ensuing.
.. Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 231
AN ACT RELATING TO THE RE
CEIPT AND DISBURSEMENT
' OF FUNDS FOR THE SUPPORT
' OF THE SOLDIERS' HOME.
It h hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The state treasurer is
hereby authorized to receipt for, and
receive all money due, or to become due
to the state under an act of Congress,
entitled : "An act to provide aid to state
and territorial homes for the support
of disabled soldiers and sailors of the
United States," approved August 27,
1888; and due, or to become due, under
any amendment of said act, or under
any additional act extending such aid;
and the auditor of accounts is hereby
directed to draw orders payable to the
treasurer of the soldiers' home, at Ben
nington, not to exceed the amount of
the appropriation that has been made by
the state for the support of said sol
diers' home in addition to the sums re
ceived by the state treasurer from the
United States.
Sec. 2. The superintendent of the
soldiers' home shall, on or before the
twentieth day of each month, estimate
arid prepare a requisition for the amount
of funds required to transact the busi
ness of the same and support the in
mates therein for the succeeding month,
, stating in detail for what purposes the
.' funds are required ; and, when such esti
mate and requisition have been approved
. ftfr three of the trustees of said sol
1 diers' home, the auditor of accounts
shall draw an order for the: same.
Sec 3, ' The supenntennt of the
home shall, on the first day of each
month, or within ten days thereafter, pre
pare and deliver an abstract of the ex
penses of the home for the preceding
month with vouchers for the same to the
auditor of accounts, who shall examine
and audit the accounts; and if the ex
penses of such month exceed the amount
estimated shall draw an order for the
balance.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved February 13, 1919.
NO. 232
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE A CER
TAIN SUM FOR THE EREC
TION OF A REFORMATORY
FOR WOMEN AT WINDSOR
AND TO MAKE AN APPROPRIA
TION FOR REPAIRS AT THE
STATE PRISON.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The sum of twenty-five
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated
for repairs on the boiler house and brick
shop at the state prison and for the
Enlargement of the refrigerator thereat,
for extending the electric light and
power lines to the prison farm and to
the reformatory for women, when such
reformatory is erected, and for the com
pletion and equipment of such reforma
tory. Approved April 3, 1919.
NO. 233
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE
PREPARATION AND PUBLICA
TION OF A SUITABLE HISTORY
AND MEMORIAL OF VER
MONT'S PART IN THE WAR.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the Mate of Vermont:
Section 1. The secretary of civil and
military affairs shall compile, edit and
write a fitting history and memorial, as
complete and accurate as possible, of
Vermont s part in the great world war
Sec. 2. Such history and memorial
shall be printed in appropriate form and
a copy shall be presented to each free
public, school and college library in this
state, to each state library in the United
States, to each town and city in this
state and to each Vermont newspaper.
Sec. 3. One copy of said history and
memorial shall be presented according
to such rules as the adjutant general 111
his discretion may prescribe, to each
Vermont soldier, sailor and nurse, and
in case of death, to their next of kin,
to each war worker from Vermont serv
ing overseas, or in an army training
camp, or at a navy training station, to
each organization of veterans of said
war which may be organized in this
state, when application therefor is made
in writing.
Sec. 4. The distribution of copies of
such history and memorial shall be made
to libraries, newspapers, towns and
cities by the custodian of publia docu
ments. Sec. 5. Copies of said history and
memorial may be sold at cost by the
adjutant general and funds received
therefrom shall be paid into the state
treasury.
Sec. 6. The adjutant general shall, so
soon as may be, obtain and publish a
roster containing the complete record
of each Vermont man enlisted in or
inducted into any branch of the army
or navy, hitch roster shall contain the
name, residence, date and place ot en
listment or induction, the nature of serv
ice performed, the transfers, promo
tions, citations and decorations, if any,
and the date and place of discharge of
each such enlisted or inducted person.
The roster shall also specify any casual
ties suffered, the date and cause of the
same and, in case of death, the place
of burial.
Sec. 7. Each Vermont soldier and
sailor participating in the great world
war, shall receive a certificate express
ing the thanks of the state and contain
ing a complete statement, certified to by
the adjutant general, of the service per
formed by such soldier or sailor.
Sec. 8. Clerical assistance required
by sections six and seven of this act
shall be provided for out of the appro
priation for the office of the adjutant
and inspector general. The printing of
the roster shall be charged to the ap
propriation for public printing for the
year in which the roster is completed.
Sec. 9. The auditorof accounts is
hereby directed to draw orders on the
treasurer of the state to an amount not
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars
for the actual expense and cost of com
piling, writing, editing, printing and dis
tributing the history and memorial
provided for by section one and for
procuring and distributing the certifi
cates provided for by section seven of
this act, upon vouchers approved by the
governor.
Approved March 28. 1919.
NO. 234
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A
VERMONT FIREMAN'S RELIEF
FUND.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to annually, on the
first dav of May, draw an order in favor
of the treasurer of the Vermont State
Fireman's Association for the sum of
two thousand dollars out of the money
received from taxes from fire insurance
companies or associations doing busi
ness in this state, and it shall be known
as "The Fireman's Relief Fund of Ver
mont." Sec. 2. The treasurer of said associa
tion shall give a bond in the sum of two
thousand dollars to the state, with sure
ties approved by the treasurer of the
state, conditioned for the faithful per
formance of his duties.
Sec. 3. Such fund shall be used for
the relief of firemen, whether members
of said association or not, who may he
injured in the performance of their
duty as such at a fire or in going to
or returning from the same, and for
the relief of the dependent mothers,
widows and minor children of firemen
whose deaths were occasioned by in
juries received while in the line of their
duties as firemen, in the manner and to
the amount determined by a board of
five persons of whom three, not members
of said association, shall be appointed
by the governor in April of the year
nineteen hundred and nineteen, to serve,
one for three years, one for two years
and one for one year; and one shall be
appointed in April of each year there
after to serve for the full term of three
years; and two shall be appointed by
said association in such manner as it
shall from time to time determine.
The amount so thereafter determined
upon to be paid from said fund shall be
exempt from attachment and trustee
process. The Vermont State Fireman's
Association shall make and observe just
and equitable rules, by-laws and regu
lations for the proper apportionment and
disbursement of such funds, subject to
the approval of the board of control.
Sec. 4. A person performing the
duties of a fireman in a town or vil
lage shall be entitled to the benefits of
this act.
Sec. 5. The unexpended balance of
such fund for the preceding year shall
be returned to the treasurer of the state
before the first day of April in each
year, with a detailed report, under oath,
ot the . expenditures made trora such
fundi
Sec. 6. Incidental expenses of said
board may be paid from said fund and
audited by the auditor of accounts, but
no part of said fund shall be expended
or applied for any other expenses or for
fees or salaries.
Sec. 7. If a person doing tire duty
in a town or village within this' state is
killed, or dies within sixty days from
injuries received while in performance
of such duties, and his death is certified
to by the town or village clerk and the
attending physician, to the treasurer of
said association, he shall pay to the
executor or administrator of the fire
man from out of thf moneys hereinbe
fore provided for. the sum of one hun
dred dollars for the use and benefit of
his dependent mother, widow or minor
children.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 4. 1919.
NO. 235
AN ACT RELATING TO THE
APPOINTMENT OF COMMIS
SIONERS TO ACT FOR RUT
LAND COUNTY FOR CERTAIN
PURPOSES.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. Charles I.. Howe of the
city of Rutland, Dan D. Burditt, Sr.,
of Pittsford, George H. V. Allen of
Fair Haven, George H. Young of Bran
don and George L. Batcheller of Wal
lingford arc hereby appointed commis
sioners to act in behalf of the county
of Rutland for the purpose of negotiat
ing with the board of control in refer
ence to determining what, if any, rights
the county of Rutland has in the house
of correction under and by virtue of No.
3 of the Acts of 1870, and what, if anv,
sum of money should be paid to said
county for a release of such rights, in
the event that said house of correction
should be consolidated with the state
prison, the use of said house of correc
tion as a penal institution be discon
tinned and the property disposed of.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effee
from its passage.
Approved March 14. 1919.
NO. 236
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ALTER
ATIONS AND REPAIRS TO THE
COURTHOUSE AND JAIL IN
FRANKLIN COUNTY.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section I. There is hereby assessed
a special tax of not to exceed one cent
on the dollar of the grand lists of the
year nineteen hundred and nineteen, and
not to exceed one cent on the dollar
of the grand lists of the year nineteen
hundred and twenty of the several
towns, city and gore in the county of
Franklin for the purpose of paying out
standing indebtedness for repairs to
county buildings already necessarily
made and to pay for repairs and altera
tions necessary to be made to the court
house and jail in said county.
Sec. 2. The treasurer of said county
shall, within thirty days after receiving
notice from the assistant judges of said
county so to do, issue his warrants for
the collection of said special tax in the
manner provided by law; and said war
rants shall require that such tax be paid
to the county treasurer within sixty
days from the date of such warrants.
Sec. 3. The clerk of said county
shall draw orders upon the county
treasurer for the payment of such in
debtedness and expenses in the same
manner as is provided for the payment
of other county expenses.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved February 18, 1919.
NO. 237
AN ACT RELATING TO THE
ERECTION OF A COUNTY JAlL
IN RUTLAND COUNTY AND
PROVIDING FOR THE ASSESS
MENT OF A COUNTY TAX
THEREFOR.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. If and when an adjust
ment is made between the board of con
trol and the commissioners appointed
under the provisions of an act of the
general assembly of 1919 entitled "An
act relating to the appointment of com
missioners to act for Rutland county
for certain purposes," approved March
14, 1919, relative to the respective rights
of the state and county of Rutland in
the house of correction, said commis
sioners are hereby authorized and em
powered to select a proper site for the
location of a county jail within and for
said county of Rutland and to purchase
land necessary for such purpose. Upon
the purchase of such land, the commis
sion! shall proceed to erect and equip
a suitable county jail thereon for the
detention of persons committed there
to with the necessary buildings incident
thereto and may draw their orders on
said county treasurer for a sum not to
exceed fifty thousand dollars in payment
of the cost of such construction and
equipment.
Sec. 2. The treasurer of said county
of Rutland is hereby authorized tem
porarily to borrow upon the credit of
the county such sums, from time to
time, as will be necessary in addition
to the amount received by said treas
urer from the state in accordance with
the provisions of section one of an act
of the general assembly of 1919, entitled
"An Act relating to the consolidation
of the house of correction with the
state prison, to authorize the board of
control to determine and adjust the re
spective interests of the state and the
county of Rutland in the house of cor
rection, and to amend and repeal cer
tain sections of the General Laws, re
lating to the house of correction and
the state prison and for other pur
poses." Sec. 3. There is hereby assessed a
tax of not to exceed three cents on the
dollar of the grand list of nineteen hun
dred and twenty and not to exceed three
cents on the dollar of the grand list of
nineteen hundred and twenty-one of the
several towns of the county of Rutland
for the purpose of paying the indebted
ness incurred for the construction and
equipment of such jail.
Sec. 4. The assMant judges of the
county court of said county are hereby
authorized and empowered to make and
deliver to the treasurer of said county
a written order directing him to issue
warrants on the collectors of taxes of
the several towns in said county for the
collection of the tax on the grand lists
for the years nineteen hundred and
twenty and nineteen hundred and
twenty-one, respectively, according to
the provisions of this act.
Sec. 5. Said treasurer shall, within
thirty days from the receipt of such
order, issue his warrants requiring the
said tax to be paid to him within sixty
days from the date of such warrants.
Sec. 6. This act shall take effect
when a proclamation is issued by the
governor in accordance with the provi
sions of section fourteen of an act of
the general assembly of 1919. entitled
"An Act relating to the consolidation of
the house of correction with the state
prison, to authorize the board of control
to determine and adjust the respective
interests of the state anil the county of
Rutland in the house of correction, and
to amend and; repeal certain sections of
the General Laws, relating to the house
of correction and the state prison and
for other purposes."
Approved April 8, 1919.
NO. 238
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE
ASSISTANT JUDGES TO MAKE
ALTERATIONS AND REPAIRS
ON WASHINGTON COUNTY
BUILDINGS.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. The present assistant
judges of Washington county court dur
ing their term of office are hereby
authorized to make such alterations and
repairs on, in and around the county
buildings in said county as in their judg
ment may be necessary, and pay for
alterations and repairs already made on
said county buildings. Said assistant
judges are hereby authorized to pay for
said alterations and repairs out of the
funds already provided for by the Ge
cral Laws.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 3, 1919.
NO. 239
AN ACT LEVYING A TAX ON THE
COUNTY OF WINDSOR FOR
THE PURPOSE OF PAYING IN
DEBTEDNESS CONTRACTED IN
REPAIRING THE COURTHOUSE.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. There is hereby assessed
a tax of one cent on the dollar of the
grand list of the year nineteen hundred
and nineteen, and a like sum for the
year nineteen hundred and twenty, of
the several towns of the county of
Windsor, for the purpose of paying the
indebtedness of said county together
with accumulated interest, incurred in
repairing the courthouse of said county.
Sec. 2. The assistant judges of the
county court for said county are hereby
authorized and empowered to make and
deliver to the treasurer of said county
a written order directing him to issue
warrants to the collectors of taxes of the
several towns in said county for the
collection of the tax on the grand lists
of the years nineteen hundred and nine
teen and nineteen hundred and twenty,
according to the provisions of this act.
Sec. 3. Said treasurer shall within
thirty days from the receipt of such
order issue his warrants requiring such
tax to be paid to him within sixty days
from the date of such warrants.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved March 26, 1919.
NO. 240
AN ACT TO APPPROPRIATE A
SUM NOT TO EXCEED SIX
THOUSAND DOLLARS TO AS
SIST THE TOWN OF ALBANY
IN CONSTRUCTING A BRIDGE
ACROSS BLACK RIVER IN SAID
TOWN.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. A sum not to exceed six
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated
to aid the town of Albany in construct
ing a bridge, known as the Griggs
bridge across Black river in said town.
Such sum shall be expended under the
direction of the selectmen of the town
of Albany, subject to the supervision of
the state highway commissioner.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order for
the sum authorized by this act upon the
certificate of the state highway commis
sioner for such sums as have been
actually expended in the construction of
such bridge. The appropriation made
by this act is hereby made available until
such time as the purposes thereof are
carried out, but such time shall not ex
tend beyond June 30, 1925.
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 241
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE
SUM OF THREE THOUSAND
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO
AID IN REPAIRING THE STAGE
ROAD BETWEEN THE VIL
LAGES OF MIDDLESEX AND
MORETOWN.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section I. A sum not to exceed three
thousand five hundred dollars is hereby
appropriated for the purpose of repair
ing the main stage road in the town
of Moretown in the Mad River vallev
between the villages of Moretown and
Middlesex. Such sum shall be expended
under the direction of the selectmen of
the town of Moretown, subject to the
supervision of the state highway com
missioner.
Sec. 2. the auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order for the
sum authorized by this act upon the
certificate ot the state highway com
missioner for such sums as have been
actually expended in the construction of
such highway. The appropriation made
by this act is hereby made available until
such tune as the purposes thereof are
carried out, but such time shall not
extend beyond June 30, 1925.
Approved April 3, 1919.
NO. 242
AN ACT TO ASSIST THE TOWN
OF SEARSBURG IN LIQUIDAT
ING ITS DEBT.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order for
five hundred dollars to assist the town
of Searsburg in paying the debt incur
red by said town in building a bridge
across the Deerfield River on the main
road from Bennington to Brattleboro.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 243
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE
SUM OF FIFTEEN HUNDRED
DOLLARS TO AID THE TOWN
OF WESTON IN IMPROVING
THE ROAD LEADING FROM
WESTON TO MT. TABOR.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section I. A sum not to exceed
fifteen hundred dollars is hereby appro
priated to aid the town of Weston, pro
vided a like sum is furnished by said
town of Weston, in improving the road
leading from the village of Weston to
the town of Mt. Tabor. Such sum shall
be expended under the direction of the
selectmen of the town -of Weston, sub
ject to the supervision of the state
highway commissioner.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order for the
sum authorized by this act, upon the
certificate of the state highway commis
sioner for such sums as have been
actually expended in the improving of
such highway. The appropriation made
by this act is hereby made available
until such time as the purposes thereof
are carried out, but such time shall not
extend beyond June 30, 1925.
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 244
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE A SUM
OF MONEY FOR THE GOV
ERNORS' CONFERENCE.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section I. The governor is hereby
authorized to pay the assessment levied
upon this state by the governors con
ference, for the expenses of such con
ferencc, such assessment not to exceed
one hundred, and fifty dollars annually
The auditor of accounts is hereby di
rected annually to draw his order in
favor of the governor for such sum as
may be expended by the governor under
this act.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 3, igig.
NO. 245-
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE ONE
HUNDRED DOLLARS ANNUAL
LY FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUB
LIC. It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The sum of one hundred
dollars is hereby annually appropriated
for the benefit of the Grand Army of
the Republic for the Department of
Vermont.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts shall
annually draw an order for such sum
on the first day of July, in favor of the
assistant quartermaster general for the
Department of Vermont of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 3, 1919.
NO- 246
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE
PURCHASE OF THE BIRTH
PLACE OF JOHN G. SAXE AND
THE ERECTION THEREON OF
A MONUMENT OR MARKER.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The sum of five hundred
dollars is hereby appropriated for the
purpose of purchasing a piece of land in
the town of Highgate not more than six
rods square of the farm where John G.
Saxe was born, and the erecting of a
suitable monument or, marker thereon
to commemorate and perpetuate the con
spicuous character and literary ability
of John G. Saxe, one of America's
greatest poets.
Sec. 2. C. G. Austin of Highgate,
D. W. Steele of Highgate and E. J.
Chamberlin of Montreal, Canada, are
hereby constituted a commission to pur
chase such land and erect such monu
ment, and the auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw his order for
the sum of five hundred dollars in favor
of the commission whenever it shall
make application for the same. Such
monument when erected shall be main
tained by the town of Highgate under
the direction of the selectmen thereof.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 247
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 4
OF NO. 280 OF THE ACTS OF
1012, AS AMENDED. RELATING
TO THE ERECTION OF A
MEMORIAL TO COMMODORE
THOMAS MACDONOUGH.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. Section 4 of No. 280 of
the acts of 1912, as amended by section
1 of No. 268 of the acts of 1915, and
section 4 of No. 266 of the acts of 1917,
is hereby amended so as to read as fol
lows :
Sec. 4. An account shall be kept by
the treasurer of said commission show
ing all moneys expended from said ap
propriation, which account, together
with the vouchers in verification there
of, shall be rendered in detail to the
auditor of accounts within sixty days
after the completion of said monument.
An accurate record of all the proceed
ings and transactions of said commission
shall be kept, and a full report of the
same and of the receipts and disburse
ments of said commission shall be sub
mitted to the general assembly of 1021
Said commission shall have no power
to contract for the expenditure of any
sum in excess ot the amount herein
appropriated.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 4, 1919.
NO. 248
AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE THE
SUM OF TWO HUNDRED AND
FIFTY DOLLARS TO AID IN
THE ERECTION OF A SOL
DIERS' MONUMENT AT ROYAL
TON.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the Mate of Vermont:
Section 1. The sum of two hundred
and fifty dollars is hereby appropriated
to aid the Woman's Relief Corps,
auxiliary to the G. A. R. of Royalton,
in erecting in said town a soldiers
monument in memory of the veterans
of the Civil War, provided a like sum
is furnished to said Woman's Relief
Corps by said town of Royalton for the
like purpose.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order for
the above amount in favor of the treas'
urer of the said Woman's Relief Corps,
of Royalton, whenever said treasurer
shall certify to said auditor in writing
that such monument has been erected
at a cost of twelve hundred dollars.
Approved April 3, 1919.
NO. 249
AN ACT TO PAY THE BARRE
AND MONTPELIER TRACTION
AND POWER COMPANY THE
SUM THEREIN NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the Barre and Montpelier Trac
tion and rower Company for the sum
of eleven hundred twenty-five dollars,
the same being for taxes paid to the
state treasurer under protest by said
company, covering the periods ending
respectively on the thirtieth day ot June,
and the thirty-first day of December,
nineteen hundred seventeen and the
thirtieth day of June, nineteen hun
dred eighteen, and assessed on the
appraisal of the property of said com
pany by the commissioner of taxes, in
excess of the appraisal made by the
board of appeals, said latter appraisal
having been technically defective.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the Barre and Montpelier Trac
tion and Power Company for the fur
ther sum of three hundred seventy-five
dollars when and not until said com
pany shall have paid to the state treas
urer taxes assessed against said com
pany on said commissioner's appraisal,
covering the six months ending the
thirty-first day of December, nineteen
hundred eighteen and payable on or be
fore the first day of April, nineteen
hundred nineteen.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect
from its passage. -Approved
March 6, 1919.
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ACT' TO pay THE BEN-1 1 j' A Secretary of State. II
AND HISTORICAL ASSOCIA
TION THE SUM THEREIN
NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order for
the sum of eight hundred eighteen dol
lars and eleven cents in favor of the
treasurer of the Bennington Battle
Monument and Historical Association,
it being to pay the Bennington Battle
Monument and Historical Association
for money by it advanced during the
year one thousand nine hundred and
eighteen, and expended in repairing and
repointing the masonrv work on the
Bennington Battle Monument.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved April 3. 1919.
NO. 251
AN ACT TO PAY THE TOWNS
OF CAVENDISH. M1DDLETOWN
SPRINGS. PAWLET. S11EL
BURNE, FAYSTON, EDEN. BAR
NARD, READING, WEATHERS
FIELD. WAITSFIELD AND THE
NORTH BENNINGTON INCOR
PORATED SCHOOL DISTRICT
THE SUMS THEREIN NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the Genera!
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Cavendish for the
sum of two hundred seventy-six dollars
and lifty-five cents, said sum being due
said town on account of error in school
reports of 1916 and 1917.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Middletown
Springs for the sum of five hundred
seventy-five dollars, said sum being due
said town on account of error in school
reports of 1916 and 1917.
Sec. 3. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Pawlet for the
sum of seventy-two dollars and twenty
two cents, said sum being due said
town on account of error in school re
ports of 1917.
Sec. 4. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Shelburne for the
sum of seventy-five dollars, said sum
being due said town on account of error
in school reports of 191 7.
Sec. 5. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Fayston for the
sum of twenty-six dollars and sixty
six cents, said sum being due said town
on account of error in school reports of
1917.
Sec. 6. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Eden for the sum
of twenty dollars, said sum being due
said town on account of error in school
reports of 1917. .
bee. 7. lhe auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Barnard for the
sum of twenty dollars, sarcl sum being
due said town on- account of error in
school reports of 1017.
Sec. 8. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Reading for the
sum of forty dollars, said sum being due
said town on account of error 111 school
reports of 1917.
Sec. 9. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Weathersfield for
the sum of fifteen dollars, said sum
being due said town on account of error
in school reports of 1917.
Sec. 10. The auditor of accounts
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the town of Waitsfield for
the sum of fifteen dollars, said sum
being due said town on account of error
m school reports of 1017.
Sec. 11. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of the North Bennington incor
porated school district for the sum of
five hundred forty-two dollars and thirty
cents, said sum heing due said incor
porated school district on account of
error in school reports of 1916 and
1917.
Sec. 12. The amounts mentioned in
the preceding sections shall be paid out
of the school funds of the state before
the same are apportioned in the year
1919.
Sec. 13. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved March a6, 1919.
NO. 252
AN ACT TO PAY JOHN I. FOLSOM
THE SUM THEREIN NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of John I. Folsom for the sum
of sixty-nine dollars and twenty cents,
the same being for time spent and ex
penses incurred in the pursuit of a draft
evader.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved March 11, 1919.
NO. 253
AN ACT TO PAY THE FREE
PRESS PRINTING COMPANY
THE SUM NAMED THEREIN.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order
for three hnnHreH f-.rt., .,., iiin 1
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fifty-eight cents in favor of the Free
Press Printing Company of Burlington,
Vermont, this sum being the balance
due the company from the state for
STATE OF
Office of Secretary of State
Montpelier, Vt., April 16, 1919.
I hereby certify that the foregoing acts are true copies
of the public acts passed by the general assembly of the
State of Vermont at the twenty-fifth biennial session, A.
D. 1919, as appears by the files and records in this office.
Witness my signature and official seal the day and year
above written.
MONUMENT I ' f I I , ,
printing the General Laws of Vermont
in nineteen hundred and eighteen.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved March 5, 1919.
NO. 254
AN ACT TO PAY SIDNEY L. JUDD
THE SUM THEREIN NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly 0U the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The auditor qf accounts
is hereby directed to draw an order in
favor of Sidney L. Judd, of Georgia,
for the sum of fifty-nine dollars and
fifty-one cents, the same being for loss
suffered on account of cow slaughtered
by order of the commissioner of agri
culture and found free from disease.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved February 18, 1919.
NO. 255
AN ACT TO PAY THE NEWPORT
CENTER GRADED SCHOOL DIS
TRICT THE SUM THEREIN
NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont :
Section 1. The sum of sixty-three
dollars and thirty-three cents is here-.
by appropriated to the Newport Center
Graded School District, incorporated, to
reimburse it in part for tuitions paid by
it to the North Troy High School and
Derby Academy.
Sec. 2. The auditor of accounts is
hereby directed to draw his order in
favor of the treasurer of the Newport
Center Graded School District for the .
sum of sixty-three dollars and thirty
three cents.
Sec. 3. The amount mentioned in the
preceding sections shall be paid out of
the school funds of the state before the '
same are apportioned in the year 1919.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect
from its passage.
Approved February 21, 1919.
NO. 256
AN ACT TO PAY B. M. NEWTON
THE SUM THEREIN NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The auditor of accounts
is hereby directed to draw his order
payable out of funds received for fish 1
and game licenses in favor of B. M.
Newton for the sum of two hundred and
three dollars and sixteen cents, the
same being for money expended by said
Newton in the preparation, trial and de- :
fense of a case under the fish and game
laws in the year nineteen hundred and
fifteen.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect .
from its passage.
Approved April 3, 1919.
NO. 257
AN ACT TO PAY THE STATE
BOARD OF DENTAL EXAM
INERS THE SUM THEREIN
NAMED.
It is hereby enacted by the General
Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Section 1. The sum of not to exceed
five hundred dollars is hereby appro
priated for the purchase of portable
operating chairs for the use of the'
state board of dental examiners, to be
expended under the direction of said
board.
Approved April 3, 1919.
JOINT RESOLUTION RATIFYING,
THE SO-CALLED SHEPPARD
AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTI-,
TUTTON OF THE UNITED'
STATES.
WHEREAS, the Sixty-fifth Congress:
of the United States of America, at the)
second session thereof, begun and held
on Monday, the third day of December, 1
one thousand nine hundred and seven-!
teen, by joint resolution proposed to the!
legislatures of the several states an:
amendment to the Constitution of the;
United States in the words following,
viz :
"Article
"Section 1. After one year from the
ratification of this article the manu
facture, sale, or transportation of intoxi
cating liquors within, the importation
thereof into, or the exportation thereof
from the United States and all territory'
subject to the jurisdiction thereof fori
beverage purposes is hereby prohibited. .
"Sec. 2. The Congress and the sev-'
eral states shall have concurrent power
to enforce this article by appropriate
legislation.
"Sec. 3. This article shall be inopera
tive unless it shall have been ratified
as an amendment to the Constitution by:
the legislatures of the several states,:
as provided in the Constitution, within
seven years from the date of the sub-j
mission hereof to the states by the Con-;
gress."
RESOLVED BY THE SENATE
AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTA-1
TIVES : That the said proposed amend- j
ment to the Constitution of the United j
States be, and the same hereby is, rati-
fied by the Legislature of the State of j
Vermont; and
BB IT FURTHER RESOLVED :
That the Secretary of State be, and
hereby is, directed to notify the Depart
ment of State of the United States that
the legislature of the State of Ver
mont has ratified a proposed amendment
to the Constitution of the United
States prohibiting the manufacture, sale,
or transportation of intoxicating liquors
within, the importation thereof into, or
the exportation thereof from the United
States and all territory subject to the
jurisdiction thereof for beverage pur-
Adopted by the senate ana House oi
Representatives January 29, 1919.
VERMONT
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