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Chap 534.
AN ACT creating a separate road district in the

village of Westford, Otsego county. Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The village of Westford, in the town of DescripWestford, anıl county of Otsego, is hereby declared a listrict's separate road district within the limits hereinafter stated, viz: Commencing at and including the residence of Hezekiah Bell, and running northeast on the Elk Creek road to the northeast line of the Westford cemetery grounds, southeast from the corner near O. J. Prince's shop to J. C. Holmes' south line, and northwest from the corner near M. Grigg's store to N. Bidlake's north line, and including all the inhabitants in the district above described.

§ 2. All the highway labor assessed upon the inhabi- Highway tants of said village, within the limits specified in sec- expended." tion one of this act, shall be expended upon the streets or highways of said village, or in the construction of side and cross-walks therein; and the inhabitants of the village of Westford, as herein defined, shall be exempt from the performance of highway labor in any other road district in the town of Westford.

§ 3. The commissioner of highways of the town of Highway Westford shall have the same control and be charged sioners, not with the same duties over said district as in regard to other highways in said town, except the power to alter trict. or change the limits of said district, or to assign the inhabitants therein to the performance of labor in any other road district. Robert S. Hall, of said village, is First over. hereby appointed overseer of said road district for the his powere. present year, with the saine powers and duties, and subject to the same liabilities, as other overseers of highways, and shall hold his office until a successor shall be appointed, as herein prescribed.

$ 4. The legal voters in said village are hereby Annual authorized to elect, by ballot, an overseer of highways for said road district annually, on the last Saturday in

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February in each year, and shall meet for such purposes at such hour and place as shall be appointed by the overseer herein designated.

§ 5. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 535.
AN ACT providing Police Officers for the vil-

lage of Wellsville.
Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The trustees of the village of Wellsville molice off. are hereby authorized, directed and empowered to ap.

point, immediately on the passage of this act, police officers for said village, not to exceed six in number, who sball hold office until the first Tuesday in March, eighteen hundred and seventy, unless sooner removed for cause shown, And on the said first Tuesday of March, eighteen hundred and seventy, and of each year thereafter, or as soon after said day as practicable, the said trustees shall appoint said police officers for the year next following. Said police officers shall have the same powers in criminal cases and in the preservation of the peace, as are now by law granted to and enjoined upon constables, with such other powers and duties as are ordinarily held by and enjoined upon police officers in cities and villages, with such other powers and duties as said trustees may grant to or impose upon them. For ordinary criminal duties by them performed, they · shall receive the same fees as constables, to be paid by said village of Wellsville, in the saine way as other vil. lage charges, and for other special duties imposed by said board of trustees, such compensation as said board may provide, to be paid in the same way as other vil. lage charges. The jurisdiction of said officers shall extend throughout the towy of Wellsville, and it shall be their duty to preserve the public peace, to arrest all vagrants, prostitutes in the practice of their occupation, and all intoxicated persons, and take them forth with

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before some justice in said village, to be dealt with ac- . cording to law. All fines imposed in case of an arrest Disposiby said officers shall be paid into the village treasury, ines. and in such cases the justice's fees shall be a charge on the village; and, the justice before whom they may imprisonconvey any prisoner may, in his discretion, when the certain sentence shall not exceed ten days' imprisonment, direct such imprisonment in the common lock-up of said vil. lage. The said trustees may presc:ibe a uniform for Police anisaid police, to be worn when on duty, except when the due performance of said duties otherwise demand it.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 536.
AN ACT relating to the Orange Turnpike Com-

pany.

Passed May 3, 1869. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. The said Orange Turnpike Company are hereby authorized to abandon and discontinue so much of their turnpike as lies west of the Wild Cat brook in the county of Orange.

$ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

| Chap. 587.
AN ACT for the relief of Oscar S. Foster.

Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the Canal ap. Canal Appraisers to hear and determine the claim of praisers to Oscar S. Foster, for damages alleged to bave been sustain. ed by him as the lessee of lands used by him for a brick yard and tile manufactory, in the town of Lenox, in the county of Madison, which have been injured, as alleged,

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by the construction of the Oneida Lake canal through Principle the yard and premises occupied by said Foster, and if 10 obtain, in making the facts proved, or appearing to the satisfaction of said

Appraisers, shall, in their opinion, make out a case which would create a legal liability were the same established in evidence against a corporation or individual in a court of justice, they shall award said claimant such

sum as in the opinion of said Appraisers shall be just Appeals. and equitable, such award to be subject to appeal to the

Canal Board as in other cases.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap 538.
AN ACT for the relief of Frederick Reese.

Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred upon the the Canal Appraisers to hear and determine the claim of Frederick Reese, of German Flats, Herkimer county, for damages alleged to have been sustained by him by reason of the action of the canal officials of the State in cutting a new channel for the Steele creek across the lands of said claimant, whereby the waters of said creek have been caused to flow over the lands of the said

claimant, covering the same with gravel, sand and dePrinciple bris; and if, in the opinion of said Appraisers, the facts to govern, in innking proved shall be such as would allow of a recovery for

damages, were the same established in evidence in a court of justice against an individual or corporation, they shall

award to said claimant such sum as shall be just and equi. Appeals. table, subject to appeal to the Canal Board as in other

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Chap. 539.
AN ACT for the relief of Thomas T. Hunter.

Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Jurisdiction is hereby conferred on the Oanal apCanal Appraisers to hear and determine the claim of bear Thomas T. Hunter, of the city of Albany, for damages arising from the act of the State authorities in dispossessing him of his premises, known as number one hundred and twenty-tbree pier, in said city, and afterwards demolishing the same pursuant to laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-six. And, if the said Appraisers shall May mako find that the said Hunter has sustained damages from the cause aforesaid, they shall award him such sum or sums as to them shall appear just and equitable in the premises. Such award to be subject to appeal to the Appoala. Canal Board.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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Chap. 54O.
AN ACT for the relief of Mary Ann Millis.

Passed May 3, 1869; three-fifths being present.
The People of the State of New York, represented in
Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Mary Ann Millis is hereby authorized to Filing of file in the office of the Canal Appraiser her claim for thorized damages caused by the Oswego canal enlargement, with the same force and effect as though the same had been filed within one year after the appropriation of her premises by the State for said enlargement, provided said claim is duly verified in the manner now prescribed by law and tiled within six months after the passage of this

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