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laws, public laws, special laws, all provisions of any charter to the contrary notwithstanding."

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 451.

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AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5 OF CHAPTER 411 H 762.

OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF JAILS AND May 15, 1923. OF THE CARE AND DISCIPLINE OF JAILS.”

United States,

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It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 5 of chapter 411 of the general laws is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 5. Prisoners arrested within this state under Prisoners of the authority of the United States or sentenced under when and upon the authority of any court of the United States held be received in within this state may be committed under the authority of the United States to any jail, and payment shall be made of the expense of supporting such prisoners and fifty cents per month each for the use of the jail and also the legal fees of the jailer or keeper, and the sheriff, jailer or keeper of the jail shall receive such prisoners and them safely keep in jail until they shall be discharged by due course of the laws of the United States, under the like penalties and liabilities, civil and criminal, as in case of prisoners committed by the authority of this state."

Sec. 2. No offense committed or penalty or Certain liability incurred under section 5 of chapter 358 of the penalties, etc., general laws of 1909 before this act takes effect, or suit this act. or prosecution then pending therefor, or commitment already made under said section, shall be affected by the passage of this act.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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CHAPTER 452.

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H 774,
Approved
May 15, 1923.

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 19 OF CHAPTER

185 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF ANIMALS DOING DAMAGE, AND OF FOXES.'

Foxes, wild, bounty for killing.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 19 of chapter 185 of the general laws, entitled “Of animals doing damage, and of foxes,” is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

“Sec. 19. Every person who shall kill, within the limits of the state, any wild fox not in captivity, shall, upon presentation of the proof hereinafter designated, receive therefor the sum of five dollars, to be paid by the general treasurer.”

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 453.

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H 871.
Approved
May 15, 1923.

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE METROPOLITAN PARK COM

MISSION TO CONVEY CERTAIN SEWER AND PIPE LINE

RIGHTS AT THE WEST RIVER RESERVATION.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

Metropolitan park commis

ing to certain Bewer and pipe line.

SECTION 1. The Metropolitan park commission sion authorized of Providence Plantations is hereby authorized and rights pertain- empowered on behalf of the state of Rhode Island

to convey to the city of Providence and the Roger Williams Finishing Company, now the Wanskuck Company, the rights formerly enjoyed by them pertaining to a certain sewer and pipe line now existing under the land at the West River reservation condemned by the metropolitan park commission in April, 1917, in accordance with chapter 1250 of the public laws of 1915, description and plat of said condemned land is on record in the office of the recorder of deeds, Providence, R. I., entitled as follows: "State of Rhode Island Metropolitan Park Commission, Plan of Land for Portion of West River Parkway in Providence, R. I., condemned by the Metropolitan Park Commission of Providence Plantations under the provision of Chapter 1250 of the Public Laws of 1915; Scale 1"=50', April 1917, Franklin E. Edgecomb, Engineer.”

SEC 2. Said conveyance shall be executed by a Conveyance, majority of the members of the metropolitan park commission providing, however, that the state shall be relieved of all obligations for the payment for the rights held by the state from the date of condemnation to the date of the said conveyance executed by said metropolitan park commission.

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

how executed.

CHAPTER 454.

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AN ACT CREATING THE OFFICE OF DEPUTY GENERAL H 955 A.

Approved TREASURER AND DEFINING HIS DUTIES.

May 15, 1923.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

SECTION 1. The general treasurer is hereby em- Office of powered, from time to time, by writing, to appoint a deputy under him who shall be engaged to the faithful performance of his duties, and shall before entering upon the duties of his office, give bond to the

deputy general treasurer created; bond, etc.

Powers of deputy.

state with sufficient sureties to the satisfaction of the governor, in the sum of seventy-five thousand dollars for the true and faithful performance of the duties of his office, which bond shall be deposited with and kept by the secretary of state. The general treasurer shall be liable for any misconduct, neglect or default of such deputy.

SEC. 2. The general treasurer may, from time to time in writing, authorize said deputy to do any and all things required of the general treasurer, and the acts of said deputy so authorized shall have the same legal effect as if done by the general treasurer, provided, however, that in no case shall the said deputy have power to sign the bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness of the state, and provided, further, that said authorization may be terminated at the pleasure of the general treasurer.

SEC. 3. Said deputy shall hold office at the pleasure of the general treasurer and his salary shall be paid out of the appropriation for clerical assistance for the general treasurer. SEC. 4. This act shall take effect upon its

passage.

Term of office, and how compensated.

CHAPTER 455.

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H 921 A.
Approved
May 15, 1923.

AN ACT TO PROVIDE AID FOR MOTHERS OF DEPENDENT

CHILDREN AND IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 114 OF
THE GENERAL LAWS, ENTITLED “OF THE STATE
HOME AND SCHOOL.

It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:

Object of this act.

SECTION 1. The object of this act is to provide aid for mothers of dependent children as herein specified and shall be liberally construed for the benefit of the children of such mothers.

mothers' aid,

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SEC. 2. In every city where the board of aldermen, Local board and in every town where the town council, and in the director of case of the city of Cranston, the city council, agrees to oficted of, how co-operate with the state under the provisions of this act, there shall be created a local board of mothers' aid consisting of not less than three nor more than five qualified electors, or the office of local director of mothers' aid, such local board or local director to be appointed in the cities by the board of aldermen and in the towns by the town council, and in the case of the city of Cranston, by the city council, who shall serve during the term of such board of aldermen, town council or city council as the case may be. If any member of a local board or the local director shall refuse to serve or become incapacitated, the board of aldermen, town council or city council, as the case may be, shall appoint some other qualified elector in his place and stead. The term "local board” whenever used in this act shall Term “local be construed to mean the local director of mothers' be construed. aid, or the local board of mothers' aid hereby created. The local board shall serve without compensation Local board and shall if composed of three or more members out compensaselect a chairman and a secretary from their own and secretary. number.

Sec. 3. The local board shall have power subject Power of local to the provisions of the subsequent sections of this act, to grant aid to mothers with dependent children under fourteen years of age who desire and need such help if such mothers are capable and fit mentally, morally, and physically to bring up their children. The aid granted shall be sufficient to enable such mothers to properly care for their children in their own homes and such mothers and their children shall not be deemed to be paupers by reason of receiving

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