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SPECIAL ACTS 



AND 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



^tmul ^0ttrt 4 ^i^muhuuitn, 



IN THE YEAR 



1915. 



PUBLISHED BY THB 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON : 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1915. 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 



OF 



MASSACHUSETTS 
1915. 



SPECIAL ACTS. 



An Act making appropriations for the compensation (^/^^^j 1 
of the members of the general court, for the com- 

PENSATION of certain officers THEREOF AND FOR EX- 
PENSES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representathes in 
General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, 
as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the compensation of senators, forty-one thousand coSfpensktion 
dollars. 

For compensation for travel of senators, a sum not ex- Travel. 
ceeding thirty-two hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of representatives, two hundred Ji^eJ^compen- 
and forty-one thousand dollars. sation. 

For compensation for travel of representatives, a sum not Travel. 
exceeding nineteen thousand dollars. 

For the salary of Henry D. Coolidge, clerk of the senate, cierk of the 
thirty-five hundred dollars. ^^^^ '^' 

For the salary of James W. Kimball, clerk of the house of hou'sl"^ *^^ 
representatives, thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of William H. Sanger, assistant clerk of the Assistant cierk 
senate, twenty-five hundred dollars. °^ '^^ '^''^'^■ 

For the salary of Frank E. Bridgman, assistant clerk of Assistant cierk 

11 i> • niiiiii of the house. 

the house oi representatives, twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance to the clerk of the clerical 
senate as may be necessary for the proper despatch of public sl^te."*'^' 
business, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For such additional clerical assistance to the clerk of the clerical 
house of representatives as may be necessary for the proper hoife^'"'^' 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 1. 



Doorkeepers, 
etc. 

Assistant 

doorkeepers, 

etc. 



Pages. 



Chaplains. 



Expenses of 
committees. 



Advertising 
hearings, etc. 



Witness fees, 
etc. 



Manual. 



Publication 
of bulletin. 



Senate 
stationery. 

House 
stationery. 

Contingent 
expenses. 



despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the doorkeepers of the senate and house 
of representatives, and the postmaster, five thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of assistant doorkeepers and mes- 
sengers to the senate and house of representatives, a sum 
not exceeding thirty thousand four hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of the pages to the senate and 
house of representatives, a sum not exceeding sixty-one 
hundred and twenty dollars. 

For the compensation of the chaplains of the senate and 
house of representatives, twelve hundred dollars. 

For authorized expenses of committees of the present 
general court, including clerical assistance to committees 
authorized to employ the same, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses of advertising hearings of the committees 
of the present general court, including expenses of preparing 
and mailing the advertisements to the various newspapers, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For expenses of summoning witnesses, and for fees of 
such witnesses, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding ordered by the senate and house 
of representatives, or by concurrent order of the two branches, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-eight thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the manual for the general court, 
under the direction of the clerks of the senate and house of 
representatives, a sum not exceeding fifty-four hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the publication of the 
bulletin of committee hearings, a sum not exceeding nine 
thousand dollars. 

For stationery for the senate, purchased by the clerk, a 
sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For stationery for the house of representatives, purchased 
by the clerk, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

*For contingent expenses of the senate and house of repre- 
sentatives, and necessary expenses in and about the state 
house, a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved January IG, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 2, 3. 



An Act to authorize the city of woburn to borrow (7/^^^ 9 
money and issue notes in anticipation of the col- 
lection of revenue. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Tlie city of Woburn is hereby authorized wo^ufmn^y 
to borrow an amount not exceeding sixty thousand dollars borrow money 
in anticipation of the collection of the revenue of the financial of revenue, etc. 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, the amount so borrowed 
to be payable therefrom; and the treasurer of the city is 
authorized to issue a note or notes of the city, counter- 
signed by the mayor and auditor, for the whole or any part 
of said amount. Said notes shall be paid not later than 
the first day of July, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and if 
issued for a shorter period may be refunded by the issue 
of new notes payable within the required period and no 
appropriation shall be made chargeable to revenue derived 
from the taxes of nineteen hundred and fourteen until all 
loans incurred on account of such taxes shall have been 
paid. 

Section 2. Securities issued under authority of this act securities 
shall be deemed to be outside the statutory limit of indebted- debt limit. 
ness of the city. 

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

Approved January 23, 1915. 



Chap. 



An Act making appropriations to cover subsidies to 
cities and towns for establishing and maintaining 

tuberculosis HOSPITALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred twenty- subsidies to 
nine thousand eight hundred sixty-eight dollars and forty- for elt^abiishiLg! 
four cents is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the fosig hospiuis 
treasurv of the commonwealth from the ordinarv revenue, 
to certain cities and towns for amounts to which they are 
entitled for establishing and maintaining tuberculosis hos- 
pitals, during the period ending November thirtieth, nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 21 , 1915. 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 4, 5, 6. 



Chap. 4 An Act to incorporate the Cambridge funeral as- 
sociation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Alfred Belanger, Edward J. Peltier, Walter 
W. Terrio, Ovide Arel and Peter D. Nadeau, their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of the Cambridge Funeral Association, to be situated in 
the city of Cambridge for the purpose and with the power 
of providing, through assessments upon its members, the 
funds necessary for defraying the burial expenses of deceased 
members and of their deceased dependent children; the 
membership to be limited to French people and their de- 
scendants who are or have been residents of Cambridge, 
Somerville, Arlington, Belmont or Watertown. The said 
corporation, except as herein otherwise provided, shall have 
and may exercise all the powers, rights and privileges, and 
shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities and requirements 
conferred or imposed by laws now or hereafter in force 
applicable to fraternal beneficiary corporations. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 29, 1915. 



Cambridge 

Funeral 

Association. 



Purposes. 



Membership 
limited. 



Powers, rights, 
etc. 



Chap. 5 An Act making an appropriation for the Massachusetts 

state firemen's association. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

MaL'ac^hi^sttts' Section 1. The sum of fifteen thousaud dollars is hereby 
issocirtlor^''^ appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massachusetts 
State Firemen's Association, as provided by chapter one 
hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



Chap. 6 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the state library. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloics: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commouAvealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state library, for the fiscal 



Appropriations, 
state library. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 7, 8. 9 

year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the librarian, four thousand dollars. Librarian, 

For clerical services, for the accommodation of visitors, aertweJ! etc.^ 
and for any other services required for the care, maintenance 
and working of the library, a sum not exceeding eleven 
thousand and ten dollars. 

For incidental expenses, including the printing and bind- 
ing of the annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty-five 
hundred dollars. 

For books, binding, cataloguing and indexing, a sum not bSding, etc 
exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



Incidental 
expenses, etc. 



An Act making an appropriation for the Massachusetts Chap. 7 

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars Massachusetts 

, , „ , Institute of 

is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury oi the Technology. 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to the Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the salary and Chap. 8 
expenses of the commissioner of public records. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 

, „, ^'^,, commissioner 

priated, to be paid out of the treasury oi the commonwealth of public 
from the ordinary revenue, for the commissioner of public ''^*'°'^ ^' 
records, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, three thousand dollars. ^°™™'®^'°°^''' 

For travelling, clerical and other necessary expenses of Expenses. 
the commissioner, including the printing of the annual re- 
port, a sum not exceeding twenty-nine hundred and seventy- 
five dollars. 

For the purchase of ink for public records, a sum not ex- Purchase 
ceeding four hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 9, 10, 11. 



Chap. 



Appropriations, 
state ballot hiw 
commission. 



Commissioners, 



Expenses. 



9 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 
and expenses of the state ballot law commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state ballot law com- 
mission, for the year ending on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For expenses, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



Chap. 10 An Act making an appropriation for the Worcester 

polytechnic institute. 



Worcester 

Polytechnic 

Institute. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sum of fifty thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinarA' revenue, to the Worcester Polv- 
technic Institute, as provided for l)y chapter eighty-seven of 
the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



Old provincial 
state house, 
maintenance. 



Chap. 11 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 
OF the old provincial state house in the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sum of fifteen hundred dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, toward the maintenance 
of the old i)rovincial state house in the city of Boston, during 
the present fiscal year, as provided by chapter two hundred 
and ninety-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and ten. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 12. 11 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qjid'r) \2 

PENSES in the executive DEPARTMENT OF THE COM- 
MONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses in the 
executive department, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
to wit : — 

For the salary of the governor, ten thousand dollars. Governor, 

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, two thousand jfe^ufenant 
dollars; and for the salaries of the council, eight thousand governor and 
dollars. For travelling expenses of the council, from and 
to their homes, a sum not exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars. 

For the salary of the private secretary of the governor. Private 

four thousand dollars. secretary. 

For the salar\' of the assistant private secretary of the Assistant 
governor, two thousand dollars. se"re^ta%. 

For the salary of the executive secretary, twent^'-fIve Executive 
hundred dollars. ' ^'^^'^'^'^■ 

For the salary of the present stenographer, a sum not ex- stenographer. 
ceeding eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger, twelve hundred dollars. Messenger. 

For the salary of the assistant messenger, one thousand messenger, 
dollars. ^^'^^y- 

For contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding three Contingent 

,1 1 1 11 expenses. 

thousand dollars. 

For postage, printing and stationery, a sum not exceeding Postage, 
fifteen hundred dollars. printing. 

For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from justice. Arrest of 



a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. "^' ^^^^' 

For travelling and contingent expenses of the governor Travelling 

1 .1 .■ ^• , . n -i ^ ^ expenses, etc. 

and council, a sum not exceeduig twenty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For postage, printing and stationery for the council, a Council, 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. postage, e 

For the preparation of tables and indexes relating to the Tables and 

,,,j>,i , 1. , indexes to 

statutes 01 the present year and previous years, a sum not statutes. 
exceeding six hundred dollars. 



12 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 13, 14. 

fxpenses.'"^'^^ FoF payment of extraordinary expenses, to be expended 
under the direction of the governor and council, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 

Chap. 13 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF COL'^'TY 

accounts. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appropriations. Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the controller of county 
accounts, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

Sary^^^^*^' ^^T thc Salary of the controller, twenty-five hundred 

dollars. 

First deputy. p^^. .j-j-^g salary of the first deputy, eighteen hundred 

dollars. 
Second deputy. ^oT the Salary of the second deputy, fifteen hundred 

dollars. 
Third deputy. Yqt the Salary of the third deputy, fifteen hundred dollars. 
Fourth deputy. ^oT the Salary of the fourth deputy, twelve hundred 

dollars. 
offic7ixpln^M. For travelling and office expenses of the controller and his 

deputies, including printing and binding the annual report, 

a sum not exceeding twenty-four hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915, 

Chap. 14 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the treasurer and 
receiver general. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appropriations. SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the treas- 
urer and receiver general, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
to wit : — 

Treasurer p^^j. ^|^g salarv of the treasurer and receiver general, five 

ana receiver • o ' 

general, salary. tllOUSaud dolUirS. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 15. 13 

For the salary of the deputy treasurer, three thousand ^1^^^^^^^ 
dollars. 

For the salary of the accountant, twenty-five hundred Accountant. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the receiving teller, two thousand dollars. Receiving 

For the salary of the assistant receiving teller, fifteen ^Iltltant 
hundred dollars. receiving 

For the salary of the paying teller, two thousand dollars. Paying teller. 

For the salary of the assistant paving teller, fifteen hun- Assistant 

dred dollars. ' paying teller. 

For the salary of the cashier, twenty-five hundred dollars. Cashier. 

For the salary of the assistant bookkeeper, fifteen hundred bookkeeper. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the fund clerk, fifteen hundred dollars. Fund dark. 

For the salary of the bond clerk, eighteen hundred dollars. Bond clerk. 

For the salary of the warrant clerk, twelve hundred Warrant cierk. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the record clerk, one thousand dollars. Record cierk. 

For the salary of the stenographer, twelve hundred dollars, stenographer. 

For the salary of the messenger, one thousand dollars. Messenger. 

For such additional clerical assistance as may be necessary clerical 
for the despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding ^^^'^^'"^''^■ 
forty-five hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- incidental and 

T • x1 1 J n contingent 

ceeding six thousand dollars. expenses. 

For such expenses as the treasurer and receiver general Additional 

n J • ' i j-l • • £ xu expenses. 

may nnd necessary in carrying out the provisions oi the 
act imposing a tax on collateral legacies and successions, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with preparing and advertising Preparing, etc., 
bond sales, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the board of reg- njidy 15 

ISTKITION IN dentistry. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: "" 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the board of registration in dentistry, for the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, to wit : — 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 16, 17. 



Members, 
salaries. 

Clerical 
services. 



For the salaries of the members, seventeen hundred 
dollars. 

For clerical services, postage, printing, travelling and 
other necessary expenses, to include printing the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1015. 



Appropriations. 



Chap. 16 An Act making appropriations for the board of reg- 
istration IN veterinary medicine. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the board of registration in veterinary medicine, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members, a sum not exceeding six 
hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses, a sum not exceeding 
four hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 



Members, 
salaries. 

Travelling, etc., 
expenses. 



Appropriations. 



Chap. 17 An Act making appropriations for salaries ant) ex- 
penses in the department of the attorney-general. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the attorney- 
general, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the attorney-general, seven thousand 
dollars. 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and for 
such additional legal assistance as may be deemed necessary, 
and also for any other necessary expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1015. 



Attorney- 
general, salary 

Assistants, 
compensation. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 18, 19. 15 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (Jjidj) jg 

PENSES in the department OF THE COMMISSIONER OF 
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses 
of the commissioner of weights and measures, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, two thousand dollars. Commissioner, 
For the salaries of inspectors, nine thousand dollars. TlTlctovs 

For clerical services, travel and contingent office expenses, clerical 
a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. services. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the compensation (JJidy \q 

OF VETERANS OF THE CIVIL WAR, PRISON OFFICERS AND 
CERTAIN OTHERS RETIRED FROM THE SERVICE OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH AND OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INJURED IN 
THE COURSE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war and veU'rana. 
certain others formerly in the service of the commonwealth 
and now retired from that service, a sum not exceeding 
sixty thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of certain prison officers and in- Retired prison 
spectors formerly in the service of the commonwealth and °*'''="' ''''=• 
now retired, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars. 

For compensation of district police officers formerly in the Retired district 
service of the commonwealth and now retired, a sum not po^'^^^ o^'^""- 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For a certain veteran of the civil war formerly employed ^^''oveeof 
at the Massachusetts Soldiers' Home and now retired, a Massaahusetts 

, i-r^iiiiii Soldiers Home. 

sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 20, 21. 



Injured 
employees. 



Annuities to 
soldiers, etc. 



Pensions. 



Appropriations . 



^pToyeM^rf^^ For compensation of certain women formerly employed 
at-armr^'"*^ by tlic scrgeant-at-arms in cleaning the state house, as 
authorized by chapter seven hundred and eleven of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum not exceed- 
ing seven hundred and eighty dollars. 

For the compensation of certain public employees for 
injuries sustained in the course of their employment, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the payment of annuities to soldiers and others, a sum 
not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred and sevent}'- 
four dollars. 

For pensions, the sum of two hundred and eighty dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its pas.sage. 

Ajjproved January 30, 1915. 

Chap. 20 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE STATE BOARD OF CONCILIATION AND 
ARBITRATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the state board of conciliation and arbitration, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members, seventv-five hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For travelling, incidental and contingent expenses, in- 
cluding printing and binding the annual report, and the 
compensation of expert assistants, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 30, 1915. 

Chap. 21 An Act to incorporate the board of trade of the 

TOW^ OF WESTFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Frank Grant, George D. Roe, Archie D. 
Robinson, Harry C. Lane, Herbert X. Kingsbury. George 
II. Sharp, Lewis C. Parker, Lewis B. Allyn, John O. McKeon. 
Robert Gowdy, Ralph G. Rogers, Frederick F. Shepard, 
George L. Maschin, Denison II. L(K)mis, Percy X. Ilall, 



Members, 
salaries. 

Secretary. 

Travelling, etc., 
expenses. 



Wcstfield 
Board of Trade. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 22. 17 

James R. Gladwin, Luther E. HoIIister, LeRoy C. Coburn, 
George H. Plourd, William P. Crane, Henry S. Miller, 
Richard T. Carrier, Fred G. Farr, Thomas J. Cooley, their 
associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by 
the name of the Westfield Board of Trade. 

Section 2. The purposes of the corporation shall be to To advance 

-i-ij-i i'''j. J. £ commercial, 

advance the commercial, industrial and civic interests oi etc., interests 
the town of Westfield, to promote integrity and good faith, ° 
just and equitable principles in business, uniformity in com- 
mercial usages, and to acquire, preserve and distribute in- 
dustrial, commercial and civic statistics and information of 
value, to discover and correct abuses, to prevent or adjust 
controversies, and to establish and maintain a place for 
business and social meetings. 

Section 3. The corporation shall have all the powers Poweraand 
and privileges and be subject to all the duties, restrictions ^" 
and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or hereafter 
in force, applicable to such corporations and not inconsistent 
with this act. 

Section 4. The corporation shall have power to make May make 
suitable by-laws, and to carry out all powers hereby granted, ^' ^'^^' 
including provisions as to the admission, suspension and ex- 
pulsion of members and a delegation of power to officers, 
committees and directors. 

Section 5. The management and control of the prop- Board of 
erty and affairs of said corporation, subject to its by-laws, 
shall be vested in a board of ten directors, who shall be 
elected as may be provided in the by-laws, and there shall be 
such other officers, with such duties, as the by-laws may 
prescribe. 

Section 6. The corporation is hereby authorized to hold eSSte*^^^^^' 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars, with authority to sell, purchase, mortgage, 
lease or rent the same or any part thereof. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (JJkij)^ 22 
penses in the judicial departjvient of the common- 
wealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 22. 



from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the judicial department of the commonwealth, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 



Chief justice 
and associate 
justices, 
salaries. 

Retired 

justices. 



Clerk. 

Clerical 
assistance 
to clerk. 

Clerical 
assistance 
to justices. 

Expenses. 



Reporter of 
decisions, etc. 



Officers and 
messengers. 

Clerk, Suffolk 
county. 

Assistant 
clerk. 



SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. 

For the salaries and travelling expenses of the chief jus- 
tice and of the six associate justices, seventy-four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salaries of the retired justices, twenty-nine thousand 
seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk, three thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the clerk, eight hundred dol- 
lars. 

For clerical assistance to the justices, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the supreme judicial court, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the reporter of decisions, four thousand 
dollars; and for clerk hire and incidental expenses of said 
reporter, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the officers and messengers, twenty-four 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk for the county of Suffolk, fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant clerk for the county of 
Suffolk, five hundred dollars. 



Justices, 
salaries. 



Assistant clerk. 
Printing, etc. 



SUPERIOR COURT. 

For the salaries and travelling expenses of the chief justice 
and of the twenty-seven associate justices, two hundred 
thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant clerk, five hundred dollars. 

For printing, transportation of papers and documents, and 
for incidental expenses of the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 



Judpc of 
probate and 
insolvency, 
Barnstable. 

Berkshire. 



COURTS OF PROBATE AND INSOLVENCY. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Barnstable, 
eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Berkshire, 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 22. 19 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Bristol, ^"3*°^- 
forty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Dukes County, Dukes County, 
thirteen hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges for the county of Essex, Essex. 
eight thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Franklin, Franklin, 
eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Hampden, Hampden, 
thirty-eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Hampshire, Hampshire, 
eighteen hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges for the county of Middle- MiddieseK. 
sex, twelve thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Nantucket, Nantucket. 
thirteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Norfolk, Norfolk. 
five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Plymouth, Plymouth, 
twenty-seven hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges for the county of Suffolk, Suffolk. 
fourteen thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the two judges for the county of Worces- Worcester. 
ter, nine thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of retired judges, a sum not exceeding Retired judges, 
thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the compensation of judges acting in other counties judges acting 
than their own, a sum not exceeding eighteen hundred dollars, counties. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Barnstable, Register of 
sixteen hundred dollars. fnTo^vlncyf 

For the salary of the register for the county of Berkshire, Barnstable. 
nineteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Bristol, Bristol, 
thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Dukes Dukes County. 
County, one thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Essex, Essex. 
thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Franklin, Franklin. 
sixteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Hampden, Hampden, 
thirty-one hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Hampshire, Hampshire. 
six-teen hundred dollars. 



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Middlesex. 
Nantucket. 

Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 

Assistant 

register, 

Barnstable. 

Berkshire. 

Bristol. 

Essex. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 



Norfolk. 

Plymouth. 

Suffolk. 

Worcester. 

Clerical 

assistance, 

Barnstable. 

Berkshire. 
Bristol. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 22. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Middlesex, 
five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Nantucket, 
one thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Norfolk, 
twenty-seven hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Plymouth, 
twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Suffolk, 
five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the register for the county of Worcester, 
thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Barnstable, eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Berkshire, twelve hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Bristol, twenty-three hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant registers for the county of 
Essex, forty-one hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Franklin, eight hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Hampden, fifteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Hampshire, eight hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the first and second assistant registers 
for the county of Middlesex, fifty-three hundred dollars; 
and for the salary of Nellie H. Philbrick, third assistant 
register, twenty-three hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Norfolk, thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Pl;^Tnouth, eleven hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant registers for the county of 
Suffolk, six thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant registers for the county of 
Worcester, thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of 
Barnstable, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of 
Berkshire, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of 
Bristol, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred sixty-six 
dollars and sixty-seven cents. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 22. 21 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of q^^^^^ 
Dukes County, a sum not exceeding three hundred dol- 
lars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of Essex. 
Essex, a sum not exceeding seven thousand sixteen dollars 
and sixty-seven cents. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of Franklin. 
Franklin, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of Hampden. 
Hampden, a sum not exceeding thirty-one hundred thirty- 
three dollars and thirty-three cents. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of Hampshire. 
Hampshire, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of ^^'^'^^®^°^' 
Middlesex, a sum not exceeding ninety-one hundred sixty- 
six dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of Nantucket. 
Nantucket, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of N°'f°^''- 
Norfolk, a sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of I'lyi^o"'^'^- 
Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred thirty- 
three dollars and thirty-three cents. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of ^^^°^^- 
Suffolk, a sum not exceeding seventy-one hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of Worcester. 
Worcester, a sum not exceeding seven thousand sixteen 
dollars and sixty-seven cents. 

For the salary of the clerk of the register for the comity of ^gj^gter! 
Suffolk, fourteen hundred dollars. Suffolk. 



DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the Suffolk District 
district, seven thousand dollars. Suffolk ' 

For the salaries of the first, second and third assistant j^Jstanta. 
district attorneys for the Suffolk district, eleven thousand 
four hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the deputy assistants of the district ^gP^^^g 
attorney for the Suffolk district, forty-four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the northern Northern 
district, four thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the assistant district attorneys for the Assistants. 
northern district, forty-four hundred sixty-six dollars and 
sixty-seven cents. 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 23. 



Deputy 
assistant. 



Eastern 
district. 

Assistant. 



Southeastern 
district. 

Assistant. 



Southern 
district. 

Assistant. 



Middle 
district. 

Assistant. 



Western 
district. 

Northwestern 
district. 

Travelling 
expenses. 



For the salary of the deputy assistant district attorney 
for the northern district, a sum not exceeding eighteen hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the eastern 
district, three thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant district attorney for the 
eastern district, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the southeastern 
district, three thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant district attorney for the 
southeastern district, two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the southern 
district, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant district attorney for the 
southern district, sixteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the middle 
district, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant district attorney for the 
middle district, sixteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the western 
district, twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the northwestern 
district, thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For trayelling expenses necessarily incurred by the district 
attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-fiye hundred dollars. 



Commission 
on probation. 



COMMISSION ON PROBATION. 

For salaries and expenses of the commission on probation, 
including printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
eight thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1915. 



Chap. 23 An Act making an appropriation for a new building 

AT THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sum of one hundred twenty-two thousand 
and five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid 
out of the treasury of the commonwealtli, to be expended 
at the Massachusetts Agricultural College under the direction 
of the trustees thereof in building and equipping an agri- 
cultural building to contain offices, class rooms, laboratories 



Appropriation, 

agricultural 

building. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 24, 25. 23 

and an auditorium, as authorized by chapter eighty-two of 
the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, this 
amount to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February Jj., 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for the representa- (jjid^ 24 

TION OF THE COMMONWEALTH AT THE PANAMA-PACIFIC 
INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of sixty-nine thousand dollars is Representation 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the wedth'^r' 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended fx^'Jfg^fon 
by the board of Panama-Pacific managers under the direction 
of the governor and council, for the representation of the 
commonwealth at the Panama-Pacific international ex- 
position, during the year ending November thirtieth, nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 4, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qhr,^ 95 
penses in the department of the sergeant-at-arms. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses in 
the department of the sergeant-at-arms, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, thirty-five hundred Sergeant-at- 

, ,, " ° ' t/ arms, salary. 

dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk, twenty-two hundred First cierk. 
dollars. 

For the salaries of additional clerks, the sum of twenty-nine Additional 
hundred dollars. '^^"^^■ 

For the salary of the cashier, a sum not exceeding twelve cashier. 
hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the chief engineer and other employees chief engineer, 
in the engineer's department, a sum not exceeding thirty- ^*°' 
four thousand four hundred and forty dollars. 



24 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 26. 



Watchmen and 

assistants. 

Messengers, 
etc. 

Matron. 



Carpenter. 



Incidental, 
etc., expenses. 



Books, 
stationery, etc. 



Rent of tele- 
phones, etc. 

Heat, light, 
etc. 



Care of state 
house, etc. 



New furniture, 
etc. 



For the salaries of the watchmen and assistant watchmen, 
a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand six hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the messengers, porters and office boy, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-two hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the matron, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred and fift}' dollars. 

For the salary of the carpenter, the sum of sixteen hun- 
dred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expen.ses and expense of 
mailing legislative bulletins, a sum not exceeding seven 
hundred and fiftv dollars. 

For books, stationery, postage, printing and advertising 
ordered by the sergeant-at-arms, a sum not exceeding four 
hundred dollars. 

For rent of telephones and expenses in connection there- 
with, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For heat, light and power, including coal, water, gas and 
removal of ashes, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

For the care of the state house and grounds, including 
repairs, furniture and repairs thereof, and such expenses as 
may be necessary at the various buildings now occupied by 
state departments, a sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand 
dollars. 

For new furniture and fixtures, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 6, 1915. 



Chap. 26 Ax Act relative to the reinstatement of williari j. 
o'leary in the public works deparTxMENt of the city 

OF boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Section 1. William J. O'Leary, formerly an inspector 



Reinstatement 
of William J. 



O'Leary in the jj^ ^hc sauitarv division of the public works department of 

public works . ♦- • i i i > i 

department the City of Bostou, may. With the approval ot the mayor 
and of the commissioner of public works, be reappointed as 
such inspector without undergoing a civil service exami- 
nation. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 6, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 27, 28. 25 



An Act making an appropriation for a new site and (JJki^ 27 
the construction of buildings for the state normal 
art school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars Acquisition of 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the construcdon°of 
commonwealth, to be expended by the board of education ^tatenomai 
in the acquisition of a new site and the construction of new ^^^ school. 
buildings for the state normal art school, as authorized by 
chapter seven hundred and eighty-one of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, this amount to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- (Jfiart 28 

tration in medicint:. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropna- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth registration^ °^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of ^'^ "medicine. 
the board of registration in medicine, for the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, forty-three Members of 
hundred dollars. *^^' '^'^"^• 

For travelling and other expenses of the board, a sum not Travelling, 
exceeding four hundred and seventy-five dollars. ^ "" ®''^''^' 

For clerical services, the sum of one thousand dollars. Clerical . 

For printing, postage, office supplies and contingent ex- iMntTng, 
penses of the members of the board, to include printing the p^^^^^- etc. 
annual report, and for rent of rooms outside the state house, 
a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred and ten dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1915. 



26 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 29, 30. 



[1889, 107, 216; 1890, 417; 1896, 148.] 

Chap. 29 An Act to AUTiiORizE tiie citi^ of quincy to appropriate 

A SUM OF MONEY FOR THE CITY HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-six is hereby amended by striking out the word "five", 
in the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
— ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The city 
of Quincy is hereby authorized to raise by taxation a sum 
of money not exceeding ten thousand dollars per year, and 
appropriate the same towards the maintenance and support 
of the city hospital in said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1915. 



1896, 148 § 1, 
amended. 



City of Quincy 
may appropri- 
ate money for 
the city 
hospital. 



[1850, 144; 1857, 4; 1889, 295; 1890, 152; 1891, 46.) 

Chap. 30 An Act to authorize the new Bedford gas and edison 
light company to maintain gas pipes and c.\.bles 

UNDER the ACUSHNET RIVER BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEW 
BEDFORD AND THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

GlTan^Edifson SECTION 1. The Ncw Bedford Gas and Edison Light 
Light Company Companv is licrebv authorized to maintain such gas pipes 

may mamtain iii'p i •• pi •• ii-i 

gas pipes, etc. and cablcs tor the transmission or electricity under the tide 
waters of the Acushnet river between the city of New Bed- 
ford and the town of Fairhaven as have heretofore been 
laid by said company under licenses heretofore granted by 
the board of harbor and land commissioners, subject, as to 
future maintenance, to the provisions of chapter ninety-six 
of the Revised Laws and acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto. 

Section 2. The New Bedford Gas and Edison Light 
Company is hereby authorized to lay and maintain gas 
pipes and cables for the transmission of electricity, in addi- 
tion to those heretofore laid, under the tide waters of the 
Acushnet river between the city of New Bedford and the 
town of Fairhaven subject to the provisions of chapter 
ninety-six of the Revised Laws and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto. 

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

Approved February 8, 1915. 



May lay gas 
pipes and 
cables. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 31, 32. 27 



[Sp. Laws, Vol. 2, p. 421; 1852, 2; 1859, 34.] 

An Act relative to the boston dispensary. Chav 31 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The act of February twenty-six, eighteen Act incorporat- 
hundred and one, incorporating the Boston Dispensary is ofs^e^^y, 
hereby amended by striking out section three of said act and '^'nended. 
inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 3. Be Election of 
it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the '°'^'^'^^®''^- 
contributors to said institution shall meet annually at 
Boston on the second Thursday in October, for the purpose 
of electing by ballot managers, public notice of the time 
and place of holding such meeting being given once at least 
in two of the newspapers published in said town seven days 
before the day of meeting; and votes may at all elections 
be given either in person or by proxy. The number of 
managers shall be such as the by-laws may from time to 
time prescribe. Said contributors may also meet at other 
times in Boston at such time and place as the managers 
may designate, public notice thereof being given as herein- 
before prescribed in respect to the annual meeting. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1915. 

[1888, 347; 1889, 256; 1891, 243, 255, 401; 1892, 373; 1895. 279; 1899, 237; 1900, 216, 270; 

1902, 105; 1911, 301; 1914, 704.] 

An Act relative to filling vacancies in the city QJi^j^ 32 
council of the city of quincy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter three hundred and forty-seven of ^^I'^^td ^ ^' 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight is 
hereby amended by striking out the words " or if a vacancy in 
said office shall occur subsequently and more than three 
months previous to the expiration of the municipal year", 
in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth lines; by striking 
out the words "vacancy in the office of councilman shall 
occur subsequently and more than three months previous 
to the expiration of the municipal year", in the twenty- 
first, twenty-second and twenty-third lines, and inserting 
in place thereof the words: — person elected to the office of 
councilman shall refuse to accept the office or shall die before 
qualifying, — and by adding at the end thereof the words: — 
If a vacancy in the office of councilman occurs after the oath 
of office has been administered to a majority of the council, 



28 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 33. 



Mayor, 
councilmen 
and members 
of school 
committee to 
be elected 
by ballot. 



If no choice 
of mayor. 



Vacancies. 



the vacancy shall be filled bv the citv council itself, and the 
vote of a majority of all the members thereof shall be neces- 
sary for a choice, — so as to read as follows: — Section 5. 
At such municipal election the qualified voters shall give in 
their votes by ballot in the several wards for mayor, council- 
men and members of the school committee then to be elected, 
and the person receiving the highest number of votes for any 
office shall be deemed and declared to be elected to such 
office; and whenever two or more persons are to be elected 
to the same ofllce the several persons, up to the number 
required to be chosen, receiving the highest number of votes 
shall be deemed and declared to be elected. If it shall 
appear that there is no choice of mayor, or if the person 
elected mayor shall refuse to accept the office, or shall die 
before qualifying, the city council shall forthwith cause 
warrants to be issued for a new election, and the same 
proceedings shall be had in all respects as are hereinbefore 
provided for the election of mayor, and shall be repeated 
until the election of a mayor is completed. If the full 
number of members of the city council has not been elected, 
or if a person elected to the office of councilman shall refuse 
to accept the office or shall die before qualifying, the council 
shall forthwith cause a new election to be held to fill the 
vacancy or vacancies. If a vacancy in the office of council- 
man occurs after the oath of office has been administered to 
a majority of the council, the vacancy shall be filled by the 
city council itself, and the vote of a majority of all the mem- 
bers thereof shall be necessary for a choice. 

Approved February 10, 1915. 



CJiap. 33 An Act to authorize the city of newton to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO NELLY L. HEATH. 



City of Newton 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to Nelly L. 
Heath. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Newton is hereby authorized to 
pay to Nelly L. Heath, widow of Daniel C. Heath, an amount 
not exceeding one thousand dollars, to compensate her for 
services rendered and for expenses incurred or money ad- 
vanced by her in connection with the laying out of, and the 
purchase of land for Lowell avenue, formerly Appleton and 
Murray streets, in the city of Ne\vton. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the board of aldermen of the said city, and upon approval 
of the mayor. Approved February 10, 1915. 

[Accepted March 17, 1915.) 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 34, 35, 36. 29 



[1896, 514; 1910, 617; 1914, 738.] 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to transfer Chap. 34 

THE LAND AND BUILDINGS OF THE PARENTAL SCHOOL TO 
THE HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT OF THE SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
transfer the land and buildings of the parental school of the w /nd 
city of Boston to the hospital department of said city, to pSentafschoor 
be used for hospital purposes. dep^^tmeTt.*^ 

Section 2. So much of section eight of chapter seven Repeal, etc. 
hundred and thirty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen as restricts the right of the city to 
transfer the land and buildings of said parental school to 
any department of the city, to be used for municipal pur- 
poses, is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved February 10, 1915. 



An Act making an appropriation for the develop- Chap. 35 
ment of the port of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of twenty-five thousand dollars is Appropriation 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the ment of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended ^"*^ ° 
by the directors of the port of Boston for the improvement 
of Boston harbor, as provided by chapter six hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for this purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 10, 1915. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and Chap. 36 
expenses of the public service commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- Appropriations, 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the public service commission, for the fiscal year 



30 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 37. 



Commis- 
sioners, salaries. 

Secretaries. 



Tariff depart- 
ment. 

Engineers. 



Experts. 



Accounting 
department. 

Telephone 
department. 

Inspection 
department. 

Clerical 
assistance, etc. 

Reports of 
hearings. 

Rent and care 

of office. 



Printing and 
binding. 



Stationery, 
books, etc. 



ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, forty thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For salaries of secretaries, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the tariff department, a sum 
not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of engineers, a sum not exceed- 
ing eleven thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of experts, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the accounting department, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the telephone department, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the inspection department, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance and messenger service, a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For stenographic reports of hearings, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars. 

For rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual reports, a sum not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For stationery, books, maps and office supplies, and con- 
tingent expenses, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved February 10, 1915. 



Chap. 37 An Act to authorize the trustees of the terr.\ce hill 

CEMETERY CORPORATION TO TAKE AND HOLD ADDITIONAL 
REAL ESTATE IN THE TOWN OF WALPOLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

TcrracTmii Section 1. Tfic trustccs of the Terrace Hill Cemetery 

^orati'on^m^"'^' Corporatiou may, upon direction of such corporation, make 

take lands, etc. application by written petition to the selectmen of the town 

of Walpole for the enlargement of Terrace Hill cemetery, and 

the taking therefor of any lands lying adjacent to said 

cemetery. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 37. 31 

Section 2. The selectmen shall appoint a time and place selectmen to 
for a hearing and shall cause notice thereof, together with a and°p?ace^r 
copy of the petition, to be served personally upon the owner, * ^'^'^"^s. 
if known and residing in said town, or upon his agent, tenant 
or attorney, if a non-resident, or left at the last and usual 
place of abode of such owTier or agent, tenant or attorney, 
fourteen days at least before the time appointed for the 
hearing. 

Section 3. The selectmen shall hear the parties at the shaii determine 
time and place appointed, or at an adjournment thereof, foManT^'*^^ 
and as soon as may be thereafter shall consider and adjudi- ^^'^'^s- 
cate upon the necessity of such taking, and upon the quan- 
tity, boundaries and value of any land adjudged necessary 
to be taken, and the damages resulting from the taking and 
any other matters pertaining thereto, and shall forthwith 
file a description of such land with a plan thereof in the 
registry of deeds for Norfolk county, and thereupon such 
land shall be taken and held in fee by said corporation as a 
part of its burial ground. 

Section 4. If any of the land so taken is subject to a Apportionment 
mortgage, the selectmen shall determine what portion of ° *™^ses. 
the award for damages shall be paid to the mortgagee for 
release of the mortgage incumbrance on the parcel taken; 
and said cemetery corporation shall pay to the mortgagee 
of record the sum so determined, and such payment shall 
thereby release and clear said parcel from said mortgage 
incumbrance; the balance of the award shall be paid, or 
tendered, to the owner of record within thirty days from the 
day of the filing in the registry of deeds. 

Section 5. A party aggrieved by the award of damages Appeal may 
may, on application therefor to the superior court or to the 
county commissioners of Norfolk county within six months 
after such filing in the registry of deeds, have a jury to de- 
termine the matter of his complaint as in the case of assess- 
ment of damages for land taken for highways, and all the 
proceedings shall be conducted as in such cases. If the Payment 
sum allowed for damages, including the value of the land, is °^ ^'^^^' 
increased by the jury, the sum so allowed by the jury and 
all costs shall be paid by said corporation; otherwise, the 
costs arising upon such application for a jury shall be paid 
by the applicant. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 



32 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 38, 39. 



CJiap, 38 An Act ^la-king an approprl\tion for tiie payment of 

INTEREST ON THE DIRECT DEBT AND TEMPORARY LOANS 
OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one million seven 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, for the 
payment of interest on the direct debt, as provided for by 
chapter two, section one, article eleven, of the constitution 
of Massachusetts, also for interest on temporary loans; the 
same being the estimate of the treasurer and receiver general. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 



Payment of 
interest on the 
direct debt of 
the common- 
wealth, etc. 



Appropriations. 



Chap. 39 An Act m.\king approprutions for the board of regis- 
tration IN pharmacy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the board of registration in pharmacy, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members, thirty-eight hundred 
dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the members, a sum 
not exceeding seventeen hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of the agent, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-four hundred dollars. 

For a stenographer, witness fees and incidental and con- 
tingent expenses, to include printing the annual report, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the act to provide for the 
registering and licensing of shops for the transaction of a 
retail drug business, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Agent. 



Stenographer, 
etc. 



Expenses in 
connection with 
register! ns, 
etc., retail 
drug shops. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 40, 41, 42. 33 



An Act making an appropriation for the reimburse- QJkij)^ 40 
ment of cities and towns for loss of taxes on land 
used for public institutions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follcncs: 

Section 1. The sum of forty-five thousand dollars is Reimburse^ 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the ^"d to°wns f^ 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for reimbursing |^tafn*w.°° 
cities and towns for loss of taxes on land used for public 
institutions, during the fiscal year ending on November 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, as provided for by 
chapter six hundred and seven of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and ten and by chapter four hundred and 
seventy-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 



An Act making an appropriation for the payment of (JJiq^jj 41 

PREMIUMS ON securities PURCHASED FOR THE MASSA- 
CHUSETTS SCHOOL FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding five thousand dollars is premiums on 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the purch^^d for 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the payment setts^sTh^i'^" 
by the treasurer and receiver general of premiums on se- ^"'^^• 
curities purchased for the Massachusetts School Fund, as 
provided by section three of chapter forty-one of the Re- 
vised Laws. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 



An Act making approprlitions ior the expenses of (^/^^^ 42 
the industrial accident board and the state board 
of labor and industries, sitting jointly. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth tr?rfkccid^'t 
from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the industrial ^^J!^ of kbof^ 
accident board and the state board of labor and industries, f-tfing'-^ntiy ' 



34 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 43. 



Expert 
assistants. 



Printing, 
postage, etc. 

Travelling 
expenses. 

Clerical 
services. 



sitting jointly, during the fiscal year ending November thir- 
tiethj nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For salaries and expenses of expert assistants, a sum not 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For printing, postage and contingent expenses, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the board and experts, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For clerical services, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ay proved February 11, 1915. 



Appropriations. 



Chap. 43 An Act making appropriations for sat^\ries and ex- 
penses IN THE department OF THE AUDITOR OF THE 
COMMON^'EALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of tlie treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the auditor's depart- 
ment, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the auditor, five thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the deputy auditor, four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary of the second deputy auditor, three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the salary of the supervisor of accounts, twent>'-five 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the first clerk, twenty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk, twenty-four hundred 
dollars. 

For additional clerks, examiners and stenographers, a sum 
not exceeding eighteen thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the state printing expert, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-nine hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1015. 



Auditor, salary. 

Deputy 
auditor. 



Second deputy 
auditor. 



Supervisor of 
accounts. 

First clerk. 



Second clerk. 



Additional 
clerks, etc. 

Messenger. 

Printing 
export. 

Incidental, 
etc., expenses 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 44, 45. 35 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and (Jfiaj), 44 

EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMY AND EFFI- 
CIENCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth slCn^iir™'"'^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of efficiency!''^^ 
the commission on economy and efficiency, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the members of the commission, a sum Members, 
not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars. ^^ ^^^^' 

For the salaries of the secretary, experts, clerks, and fte"^*^"^^' 
other assistants, and for such other expenses as may be 
deemed necessary and proper, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A'pyroved February 11, 1915. 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (7/^^^) 45 

PENSES in the department OF THE SECRETARY OF THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

* Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the secre- 
tary of the commonwealth, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to 
wit: — 

For the salary of the secretary, six thousand dollars. Secretary, 

For the salary of Herbert H. BojTiton, deputy, four ^^^""^^ 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second deputy, three thousand Second deputy. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the chief of the archives division, two chief of 
thousand dollars. ^'^ '^'^^' 

For the salary of the cashier, a sum not exceeding twelve Cashier. 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the commission clerk, fifteen hundred Serk""'^^'"" 
dollars. 



36 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 45. 



Messengers 
and extra 
clerks. 

Incidental, 
etc., expenses. 

Postage on 
documents, etc, 



Preservation 
of records, etc. 

Registration 
books, etc. 



Regimental 
histories. 



Preservation of 
certain town 
records. 



For messengers and additional clerical assistance, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For postage and expressage on documents, and for print- 
ing and mailing copies of bills and resolves to certain state, 
city and town officials, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For arrangement and preservation of state records and 
papers, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For registration books and blanks, indexing returns and 
editing registration report, a sum not exceeding three thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the purchase of histories of regiments, batteries and 
other military organizations of the Massachusetts volunteers 
who served in the civil war, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the preservation of town records of births, marriages 
and deaths previous to the year eighteen hundred and fifty, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 



Pamphlet edi- 
tions of acts, 
etc. 



Cumulative 
index. 

Blue book. 



Publication 
of laws, etc. 



Reports of 
decisions, etc. 

Purchase of 
paper. 



Public 
documents. 



PRINTING LAWS, ETC. 

For printing the pamphlet edition of the acts and resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For printing a cumulative index of the acts and resolves, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the blue book edition of the acts 
and resolves of the present year, twelve thousand dollars. 

For the newspaper publication of the general laws and 
of information intended for the public, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

For the reports of decisions of the supreme judicial court, 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the purchase of paper used in the execution of the 
contract for the state printing, a sum not exceeding fifty- 
five thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding public documents, a sum not 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 



Primary 

elections. 



PRINTING MATTERS REL.\TING TO ELECTIONS. 

For expenses in connection with primary elections, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 46, 47. 37 

For printing and distributing ballots, a sum not exceeding Ballots, 
eight thousand dollars. 

For blanks for town oflScers, election laws and blanks and Blanks for 
instructions on all matters relating to elections, and for the 
expense of advertising the state ticket, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars. 

For the purchase of apparatus to be used at polling places Purchase of 
in the canvass and count of votes, a sum not exceeding two '^pp*'"^*"^ 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For furnishing cities and towns with ballot boxes and for Ballot boxes, 
repairs to the same, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 

An Act siaking an appropriation for tiie PA-iiviENT of Chap. 46 

CLAIMS arising FROM THE DEATH OF FIREMEN KILLED OR 
injured IN THE DISCHARGE OF THEIR DUTIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: ^ 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Payment of 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- account of 

1.1 ji'ii j» J i> 1 death of certain 

monwealtn, as authorized by section seventy-seven oi chap- firemen. 
ter thirty-two of the Revised Laws, for the payment of 
such claims as may arise in consequence of the death of 
firemen belonging to the regularly organized fire depart- 
ment of a city or town, or of members in active service of 
any incorporated protective department, or of any person 
doing fire duty at the request of or by order of the authorities 
of a town which has no organized fire department, or of any 
person performing the duties of fireman in such town, who 
are killed or who die from injuries received in the discharge 
of their duties at fires, during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 11, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and Chap. 47 
expenses of the land court. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth court. 
from the ordinary revenue, for the land court, for the fiscal 



38 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 48, 



year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 
Judge, salary. YoT the Salary of the judge of the court, eight thousand 

dollars. 
Associate judge. YoT the salary of the associate judge of the court, eight 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the recorder of the court, forty -five 
hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in the office of the court, a sum not 
exceeding thirteen thousand nine hundred and seventy-five 
dollars. 

For the salary of the court officer for the sessions of the 
court, seventeen hundred dollars. 

For sheriffs' fees, advertising, surveying, examination of 
titles and sundry incidental expenses, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyvoved February 11, 1915. 



Recorder. 



Clerical 

assistance. 



Court ofiBcer. 



Sheriffs' fees, 
etc. 



Commission 
on public 
works for the 
town of 
Marion 
established. 

Offices 
abolished. 



[1907, 268; 1908, 43; 1914, 513.] 

Chap. 48 An Act to establish a commission of public works in 

THE town of MARION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of sewer commissioners, the 
water commissioners, the office of surveyor of highways, 
the road commissioners and the board of health in the town 
of Marion are hereby abolished and all the powers vested 
in said boards and surveyor, or any of them, shall be trans- 
ferred to and vested in a commission to be known as the 
commission of public works. Said commission shall consist 
of three members, who shall be elected at the next annual 
meeting of the town after the acceptance of this act, as 
hereinafter provided, by the qualified voters of the town 
by ballot as follows : — One to hold office for one year, one 
for two years and one for three years, each successive elec- 
tion thereafter to be for the term of three years. 

Section 2. Said commission shall have and exercise all 
the powers of every nature and be subject to the liabilities 
and duties vested in and imposed upon the sewer commis- 
sioners, water commissioners, surveyor of highways, road 
commissioners and board of health of the town of jNJarion 
under any general or special laws now or hereafter in force, 



Powers, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 49. 39 

or by contract or grant from any municipal corporation, 
person or private corporation, or by virtue of any order or 
by-law of the town. 

Section 3. The commission shall have authority to May appoint 
appoint such superintendents and subordinate officers as |^bordmates, 
it shall deem necessary, and to establish their terms of office. 
The commission shall, subject to alteration by the town, 
have authority to fix the compensation of said superin- 
tendents and subordinate officers, and shall also have au- 
thority to employ and discharge such laborers and other 
employees as, in its opinion, may be necessary to carry out 
the work devolving upon the commission. 

Section 4. This act shall not affect any pending suit, Not to affect 
or any existing contract or obligation, and all duties and ut^tion. 
obligations now payable or owing to the board of sewer 
commissioners or to the water commissioners shall be payable 
or owed to said commission of public works. 

Section 5. Said commission shall constitute a depart- shaii 
ment of the town of Marion within the meaning of the town departme^nt. 
orders and by-laws. The members of the commission shall 
receive such compensation for their services as the town shall 
determine. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^'b^ttt'e^d to 
the town of Marion at the annual town meeting in the ^nnuai^o^ 
present year, or, if this act shall not be passed in season for meeting. 
the vote to be taken at said meeting, it shall be submitted 
to the voters of said town at a special town meeting called 
for the purpose; and, if accepted by a majority of the legal Jg™ t °^ ^^^''^^ 
voters present and voting thereon, it shall take effect as 
above provided. Ayyroved February 12, 1915. 

[Accepted March 1, 1915.] 



[1824, 133;,1906, 113; 1913, 129.] 

An Act to change the name of the first religious Chap. 49 

society in roxbury. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the First Religious Society in Name 
Roxbury, incorporated by an act approved February twenty- "^ ^""^^ ' 
sixth, eighteen hundred and twenty-five, is hereby changed 
to First Church in Roxbury. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 



40 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 50, 51, 52. 



Police com- 
missioner of 
Maiden to 
pension 
Thomas F. 
Dunn. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
the city 
council. 



Chap. 50 An Act to authorize the police coMMissio>rER of the 

CITY OF ALA.LDEN TO PENSION THOMAS F. DUNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The police commissioner of the city of 
Maiden is hereby authorized to retire upon a pension of 
six hundred dollars a year Thomas F. Dunn, who has per- 
formed faithful service in the police department of said 
city for over fifteen years and who has now become physically 
unfit for useful service therein. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the city 
council of the city of Maiden and shall take effect upon its 
acceptance by a majority vote of the members present and 
voting in each branch, and upon approval by the mayor. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 

[Accepted April 20, 1915.] 
Cha 51 [1912.699.1 

^' An Act to authorize the metropolitan park commis- 
sion TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN A BRIDGE OVER BLACK's 
creek IN QUINCY FOR THE EXTENSION OF FURNACE BROOK 
PARKWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folhws: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby 
authorized to construct and maintain a bridge without a 
draw over Black's creek, so-called, in the city of Quincy, as 
a part of Furnace Brook parkway, and to provide for the 
construction and maintenance of said parkway from Quincy 
Shore reservation to Hancock street in said city, as authorized 
by chapter six hundred and ninety-nine of the acts of the 
vear nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 

Chap. 52 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

expenses of the civil service commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the civil service commission, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 



Metropolitan 
park commis- 
sion may 
construct, etc. 
a bridge over 
Black's creek. 



Appropria- 
tions, civil 
service com- 
mission. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 53. 41 

For the salaries of the commissioners, sixty-five hundred ^^^'^a'aiaries. 
dollars. 

For the salary of Joseph J. Reilly, chief examiner, thirty- Chief examiner. 
five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the deputv examiner, a sum not ex- Deputy 

T A 1 1 1 1 11 examiner. 

ceedmg twenty-nve hundred dollars. 

For the salary of Warren P. Dudley, secretary, thirty-five Secretary. 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the physical inspector, a sum not ex- Physical 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. *°^^^ °^' 

For the salary of the pay roll inspector, twelve hundred ^pector. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the registrar of labor, two thousand i^blr.*'^'"^ °^ 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance and for office, printing, travelling, clerical 
and incidental expenses, advertising and stationery, in- 
cluding printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding forty-seven thousand seven hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 

[1872, 343; 1875, 127; 1884, 105; 1888, 131; 1900, 391; 1913, 684.] 

An Act relative to the construction of a filter plant (Jjidj) 53 

FOR THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter six hundred and ^^g'^^^^^ ^• 
eighty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
*'act", in the third line, the words: — and of said chapters 
three hundred and forty-three, one hundred and thirty-one 
and three hundred and ninety-one, including the cost of 
filters, basins and such other equipment as may be necessary 
to improve said water supply, — so as to read as follows: — • 
Section 3. Said town, for the purpose of paying the necessary Filter plant for 
expenses and liabilities incurred under the provisions of this Brookiine. 
act and of said chapters three hundred and forty-three, one 
hundred and thirty-one and three hundred and ninety-one, 
including the cost of filters, basins and such other equip- 
ment as may be necessary to improve said water supply, 
may issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in 
addition to the amounts heretofore authorized bv law to be 
issued by the town for water supply purposes. Bonds or 



42 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 54, 55. 

Town of notes issued under authority of this act shall bear on their 

winter Loan, face the words, Town of Brookline Water Loan, Act of 1913; 
Act of 1913. gj^^ij j^^ payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date of the first issue thereof, 
as will extinguish the loan within thirty years from the date 
thereof. The amount of such annual payment of the loan 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each au- 
thorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not 
exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, payable 
semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
town and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen. 
^^puwlc 0°°*^^ '^^^ town may sell such bonds or notes at public or private 
private sale. gale, upou such tcrms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved February 15, 1915. 

Chap. 54 An Act making an appropriation for additional ex- 
penses OF the recess committees authorized by the 
general court of nineteen hundred and foltiteen. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
tJr^Id^iitonl^ Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-two hundred 
recL^ss^com- ^^"^ dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury 
i^ld b^^ th*i9i4 ^^ ^^^^ commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for certain 
general court, expciiscs of the rcccss committcc on the subject of city 
charters, and for certain expenses of the recess committee 
on the introduction of matters for legislation, which com- 
mittees were authorized by the general court of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 

Chap. 55 An Act making appropriations for payment of state 
and military aid and expenses in connection there- 
with. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appropria- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

tions, payment ^v^vi ^ j^ 

of state and priatcd, to bc paid out of the treasury ot the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes of state and 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 56, 57. 43 

military aid, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the commissioner of state aid and pensions. Commissioner, 
twenty-seven hundred dollars. saary. 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner, twenty-three Deputy 

, 1 1 1 11 commissioner. 

hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of agents, thirty-eight hundred dollars. Agents. 

For the salaries of clerks, a sum not exceeding forty-two cierks. 
hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, to include neces- incidental 

1 ^• re i i 1 i 11 expenses, etc. 

sary travel, a sum not exceedmg niteen hundred dollars. 

For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid on Reimbursing 

*^ v oitips jinfi towns 

account of state and militarv aid to Massachusetts volun- for money paid. 
teers and their families, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
thousand dollars, the same to be paid on or before the fifteenth 
day of November in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 15, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for taking the Chap. 56 

DECENNIAL CENSUS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of two hundred and fifty thousand ft?^a°king*'°° 
dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury ^1^^^^'*^ 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for taking 
the decennial census, as provided by chapter six hundred 
and ninety-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, said sum to be in addition to the fifteen thousand 
dollars appropriated by chapter seven hundred and seventy- 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 15, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qfiap. 57 

PENSES IN the bureau OF STATISTICS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriation, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth sutllt'ics.^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses in the 
bureau of statistics, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the director, four thousand dollars. Director, 

salary. 



44 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 58, 59. 



Deputy 
director. 



Clerical 

assistance, 

etc. 

Contingent 
expenses. 



Establishment, 
etc., of free 
employment 
offices. 



For the salary of the deputy director, twenty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For additional clerical assistance, and special agents, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-three thousand four hundred dollars. 

For contingent and office expenses, including printing and 
binding the annual reports, and travelling and other expenses 
in connection with the annual collection of statistics of manu- 
factures, also expenses in connection with municipal returns, 
a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For the establishment and maintenance of free employ- 
ment offices in this commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
thirtv-five thousand five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 

Chap. 58 An Act making appropriations for sal.^.ries and ex- 
penses IN the department of the surgeon general 

OF THE MILITIA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the surgeon 
general, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the surgeon general, twelve hundred 
dollars. 

For medical supplies for use of the volunteer militia, and 
for incidental and contingent expenses of the surgeon general, 
including clerical services and printing the annual report, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of re- 
cruits for the militia, a sum not exceeding thirty-two hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 



Appropria- 
tions, surgeon 
general of the 
militia. 



Surgeon 
general, salary. 

Medical 
supplies, etc. 



Expenses in 
connection with 
examinations. 



Chap. 59 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department OF the insur-vnce com- 
missioner. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropria- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

tions, insurance --^ ^ , . , n i o ^ i. U 

commisaioner. priatcd, to be paid out oi the treasury ot the commonwealtn 
from the ordinary revenue, for the insurance department, 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 60. 45 

for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 

nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, five thousand dollars. Commissioner, 
For the salary of the deputy commissioner, thirty-five Dgp'^^y 

hundred dollars. commissioner. 

For the salary of the examiner, three thousand dollars. Examiner. 

For the salary of an additional examiner, twenty-five Additional 
hundred dollars. "='^'"'^"- 

For the salary of the actuary, twenty-five hundred dollars. Actuary. 

For the salary of the assistant actuary, two thousand actulry'!* 
dollars. 

For the salary of the chief clerk, twenty-five hundred chief clerk, 
dollars. 

For additional clerks and assistants, a sum not exceeding Additional 
fifty-four thousand dollars. ''^^'^'- "*"• 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including rent incidental 
for rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding twelve ^^p®'^^®^' 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not Printing and 
exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and Qhav. 60 

EXPENSES OF THE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth acddentlwiT' 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the industrial accident board, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, a sum not Members, 
exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, a sum not exceeding three secretary. 
thousand dollars. 

For the salaries and expenses of inspectors, a sum not ex- inspectors. 
ceeding fourteen thousand four hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the medical adviser, a sum not exceeding Medical 
four thousand dollars. adviser. 

For clerical services, travelling and other necessary ex- clerical 
penses of the board, a sum not exceeding sixty-three thou- ^'''''''^• 
sand dollars. 



46 

Rent of office. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 61, 62. 

For rent of oflBce, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
five hundred and eighty dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayprcrced February 15, 1915. 



[Sp. Laws, Vol. 2, p. 283; 1845, HT; 1846, 206; 1847, 168; 1855, 293; 1857, 74; 1894, 483; 

1895, 305.] 

Chap. 61 An Act relative to the taking of stones, sant) and 

GRAVEL FROM CERTAIN BEACHES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventeen of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-five which 
prohibits the removal of stones, gravel or sand from certain 
beaches in the town of Chelsea, is hereby repealed; but this 
repeal shall not affect the jurisdiction or authority of the 
metropolitan park commission in regard to any beach. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 15, 1915. 



1845, 117, 
repealed. 

Taking of 
stones, etc., 
from certain 
beaches. 



Acts of Trustees 
of Groton 
School, 
vahdated. 



[1893, 94; 1903, 208; 1914, 92.] 

Chap. 62 An Act to validate the acts of the trustees of groton 

school. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All the acts of the Trustees of Groton School 
purporting to be acts of a corporation of that name, done 
under and by virtue of chapter ninety-four of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three, chapter two 
hundred and eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and three, and chapter ninety-two of the acts of the year 
nineteen himdred and fourteen, and being within the powers 
intended to be conferred by said statutes, are hereby ratified 
and confirmed as legal acts of said corporation, notwith- 
standing the failure of the corporators named in said chapter 
ninety-four to organize within the time fixed by law; and 
the said corporators, or the persons now acting as successors 
to said corporators, are hereby authorized to organize 
according to the general laws now applicable to such cor- 
porations, with the same effect as if said organization had 
been cftected within two years after the passage of said 
chapter ninety-four: jjrovided, that nothing herein shall 
affect any rights or remedies of any person arising out of 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 63. 47 

the failure of the corporators named in said chapter ninety- 
four to organize as required by law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 15, 1915. 



[1911, 413; 1913, 367; 1914, 765.] 

An Act relative to the retirement fund for laborers (jfidj) 53 

EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Section two of chapter four hundred and amended.^ ^' 
thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, 
as amended by section two of chapter three hundred and 
sixty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen and by section one of chapter seven hundred and sixty- 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four- 
teen, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word 
"city", in the eighteenth line, the words: — who has been 
in the service of the city continuously for a period of not 
less than fifteen years and, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 2. Any laborer employed by the city of Boston Retirement 
who has reached the age of sixty years and who has been in iabore°J^ 
the service of the city for a period of not less than twenty- t^^city^of^^ 
five years, and who is physically incapacitated, shall, at his ^o^^^^"^- 
request and with the approval of the retirement board above 
provided for, be retired from service, and shall receive for 
the remainder of his life an annual pension equal to one half 
of the compensation to which he would have been entitled 
for full employment during the last year of his service for 
the city; but in no case shall such pension exceed in amount 
the sum of three hundred and sixty dollars per year. It 
shall be the duty of the said board so to retire any laborer 
in the service of the city who has reached the age of seventy 
years and has served the city for a period of not less than 
twenty-five years: 'provided, however, that said retirement Proviso, 
board may, upon the request of the mayor and city council, 
retire any laborer employed by said city who has been in 
the service of the city continuously for a period of not less 
than fifteen years and who, owing to injury, physical in- 
competency, old age or infirmity, may be incapacitated 
from further performance or discharge of his duty or labor. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A-pproved February 16, 1915. 



48 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 64, 65. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
pension to the 
widow of 
William 
Magner. 



Chap. 64 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a 

PENSION to the widow OF WILLIAM MAGNER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston Is hereby authorized to 
pay to the widow of William Magner an annual pension 
of not less than three hundred dollars so long as she lives 
and remains unmarried, the said William ]Magner having 
formerly been a member of the fire department of the city 
of Boston and his death having occurred in consequence of 
an injury received by him in the course of his emplosTnent 
as a fireman. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council, with the approval of the mayor of 
the city of Boston. Approved February 16, 1915. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



1914, 680. § 35, 
amended. 



[1914, 680.1 

Chap. 65 An Act relatwe to the approval of municipal ex- 
penditures IN THE city of ATTLEBORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-five of chapter six hundred 
and eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen is hereby amended by striking out all after the 
word "made", in the seventeenth line, and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Every bill, pay roll or voucher 
covering an expenditure of money shall be approved by 
the signatures thereon of a majority of the board, depart- 
ment or committee having control of, or incurring the 
expenditure; and after such approval, the bills, pay rolls 
or vouchers shall be turned over to the city auditor, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 35. No sum appropriated 
for a specific purpose shall be expended for any other purpose; 
and no ex]:)enditures shall be made or liability incurred by 
or in behalf of the city, until an appropriation has been duly 
voted by the municipal council, sufficient to meet such 
expenditures or liability, together with all prior unpaid 
liabilities which are payable out of sucli appropriation, 
except in accordance with the wTitten recommendation of 
the mayor to the municipal council, approved by a ma- 
jority of the whole municipal council, tlie vote to be taken 
by yeas and nays: provided, however, that after the exi^iration 
of the financial year and until the passage of the annual 



Approval of 
municipal 
expenditures 
in the city of 
Attleboro. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 66, 67. 49 

appropriations, the mayor may authorize each of the ad- 
ministrative officers and boards to incur liabihtics to an 
amount not exceeding one fifth of the total sum appro- 
priated for the same purpose in the preceding year, and 
such liabilities shall be paid from the annual appropriations 
subsequently made. Every bill, pay roll or voucher cover- Bills, etc., to 

1' , n Till 11,1 nave signatures 

mg an expenditure or money shall be approved by the of heads of 
signatures thereon of a majority of the board, department ^^''^p'^*'"®"*^' 
or committee having control of, or incurring the expendi- 
ture; and after such approval, the bills, pay rolls or vouchers 
shall be turned over to the city auditor. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayproved February 16, 1915. 

[1915, 230, 252, 264, 319.] 
[1914, 244.1 

An Act to revive the American submerged exhaust ^f^^V' ob 

CO., AND TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF SAID CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as Ameri- sXmefg°ed 
can Submerged Exhaust Co., and formerly having its place ^vWed^Sc" 
of business at Newburyport, is hereby revived and con- 
tinued, with all the powers and privileges and subject to all 
the duties, restrictions and liabilities which pertained to it 
prior to the passage of chapter two hundred and forty-four 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Section 2. All acts done by the said company which ^ngrmed'*'^ 
would have been legal and valid if chapter two hundred 
and forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen had not been passed are hereby ratified, confirmed 
and made valid. 

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

A'pyrowd February 17, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for expenses in con- Chap. 67 

NECTION with THE ESTABLISHMENT OF LIFE INSURANCE 
DEPARTMENTS BY SAVINGS BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 

^lOTlS ilIG 

priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth insurance 

n ,1 f ,1 iiiiiTi- departments in 

irom the ordinary revenue, to be expended under the direction savings banks. 
of the trustees of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund for 
necessary expenses in connection with the life insurance 



50 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. G8. 



departments of savings banks, during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, to wit : — 
Actuary, salary. ^oT the Salary of the actuary, the sum of twenty-four 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant actuary, the sum of fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the medical director, the sum of twenty- 
five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant medical director, the sum 
of six hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars. 
Rent of offices. ^ov the rcut of officcs, the sum of nineteen hundred and 

forty-four dollars. 
t er expenses. "p^j. ^^j^gj. ncccssary cxpcnscs, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
five hundred and fifty-six dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1915. 



Assistant 
actuary. 

Medical 
director. 



Assistant 

medical 

director. 

Secretary. 



Chap. 68 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF HARBOR AND LAND COM- 
MISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the harbor and land com- 
missioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, eighty-seven hun- 
dred dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of engineers and for 
clerical and other assistance, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
nine thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent office expenses, to include 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars. 

For surveys of harbors, for improving and preserving the 
same, and for repairing damages occasioned by storms 
along the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, a 
sum not exceeding fifteen hundr(>(l dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, harbor 
and land 
commissioners. 



Commissioners, 
salaries. 



Travelling 
expenses. 

Engineers. 



Incidental 
expenses, etc. 



Surveys of 
harbors, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 69. 51 

For removal of wrecks and other obstructions from tide Removal 
waters, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. 

For the improvement and protection of rivers, harbors, improvement, 
tide waters and foreshores, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated. 

For expenses of the examination and inspection of all ^ta™r^*'°°' 
monuments, or other marks, defining the boundary lines of monuments. 
the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ay'proved February 17, 1915. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and Chap. 69 

EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT POLICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth poiice.'^'^*'"*'* 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the district police, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salarv of the chief, three thousand dollars. Chief, salary. 

For the salary of the first clerk, fifteen hundred dollars. First clerk. 

For the salary of the second clerk, one thousand dollars. Second clerk. 

For the salary of a stenographer in the office of the chief, for^chSf.^^"'^ 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For stenographers in branch offices, a sum not exceeding stenographers 
fortv-one hundred and twentv-five dollars. offices. 

For the salary of the storekeeper, nine hundred dollars. storekeeper. 

For postage, printing, stationery, telephone, telegraph. Postage, 
incidental and contingent office expenses, including printing 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
thousand dollars. 

detective department. 

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred Sfary*.^ ''^'^^' 
dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk, twelve hundred dollars. ^•'^''^ 

For the salaries of the stenographers, thirty-four hundred stenographers. 
dollars. 

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceed- Members, 
ing forty-six thousand three hundred and eight dollars. 



52 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 69. 



Travelling 
expenses. 

Special services, 
etc. 



For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For special services and expenses of persons employed 
under the direction of the deputy chief of the detective 
department in the investigation of fires, including witness 
fees, travel, contingent and incidental expenses, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 



Deputy chief, 
salary. 

Stenographers. 



Members. 



Travelling 
expenses. 



BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. 

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred 
dollars. 

For the salaries of two stenographers in the inspection de- 
partment, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred and seventy- 
five dollars. 

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty thousand six hundred and forty-nine dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not exceed- 
ing seventy-six hundred dollars. 



Deputy chief, 
salary. 

Stenographers. 
Members. 



Travelling 
expenses. 

Board of 
boiler rules. 

Expenses. 



Expenses 

Steamer 

Lexington. 



Moving picture 
apparatus. 



Investigation 
work. 



BOILER INSPECTION DEPARTxMENT. 

For the salary of the deputy chief, twenty-four hundred 
dollars. 

For the salaries of the stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-eight hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For compensation of the members, a sum not exceeding 
forty-one thousand one hundred and twenty dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand nine hundred dollars. 

For compensation of the board of boiler rules, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the board of boiler rules, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 

For expenses of operating the steamer Lexington, used in 
the enforcement of the fishery laws of the commonwealth, 
a sum not exceeding ninetv-five hundred dollars. 

For maintaining in good condition apparatus for testing 
applicants for moving picture licenses and furnishing sup- 
plies to operate the same, a sum not exceeding four hundred 
dollars. 

For investigation work and apparatus and for mainte- 
nance in the boiler inspection department, a siun not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 70. 53 

For expert assistance in the enforcement of the statutes Expert 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and com- 
pounds, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ay'proved February 17, 1915. 

[1816, 63.] 

An Act to amend the charter op the fragment society. Chap. 70 
Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-three of the isie. 63 § i. 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixteen is hereby ^™^° 
amended by inserting after the word "indigent", in the 
eighth line, the word: — and, — and by striking out the 
word "five", in the twenty-third line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — ten, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- The Fragment 
tion 1. Be it enacted by the senate and house of repre- incOTporated. 
sentatives in general court assembled, and by the authority 
of the same, that Mary Francis, Margaret C. Welch, and 
their associates, together with such others as may become 
subscribers to the same institution, in the manner here- 
inafter provided, be, and they are incorporated for the 
purpose of aiding and assisting indigent and sick persons in 
the town of Boston, by the name of The Fragment Society; 
and by that name shall be a corporation forever, with power 
to have a common seal, to make contracts relative to the 
objects of their institution, to sue and be sued, to establish 
by-laws and orders for the regulation of said society and 
the preservation and application of the fund thereof: pro- Provisos. 
vided the same be not repugnant to the constitution and 
laws of this commonwealth, to take, hold and possess any 
estate, real and personal, by subscription, gift, grant, pur- 
chase, devise, or otherwise; and the same to improve, lease, 
exchange or sell and convey for the sole benefit of said 
institution; provided the value of the real estate of the said 
society shall never exceed twenty thousand dollars, and the 
annual income of the whole estate of said society shall not 
exceed ten thousand dollars. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter sixty-three is isie, 63 § 3, 
hereby amended by striking out the words "second Monday amended. 
in October", in the second and third lines, and inserting in 
place thereof the words : — first Tuesday in December, — by 
striking out the words "first and second president", in 
the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — 



54 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 70. 



Date of annual 
meeting, etc. 



Proviso. 



1816, 63 § 4, 
amended. 



Treasurer to be 
a woman. 



1816, 63 5 7, 
amended. 



president and vice president, — by striking out the word 
"nine", in the fifth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — ten, — by striking out the word "twelve", in the 
sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the word: — four- 
teen, — by striking out the words " first or second presi- 
dent", in the thirteenth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words : — president or vice president, — and by adding 
at the end of said section the words: — The members of 
the society may vote either in person or by proxy at any 
annual or special meeting, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 3. Be it further enacted, that the said society shall 
meet in Boston on the first Tuesdav in December annuallv, 
for the purpose of electing by ballot from their members, a 
president and vice president, a treasurer, secretary, and a 
board of not less than ten, nor more than fourteen managers, 
all of which officers shall hold their said offices for one year, 
and until others shall be elected to succeed them; and the 
managers for the time being shall publish a notification of 
the time and place of each annual meeting in one or more of 
the Boston newspapers, at least seven days before the time 
of holding the same. Upon any urgent occasion, the presi- 
dent or vice president, or when requested in WTiting by 
fifteen members of said society, any five of the managers 
may appoint a special meeting of said society, to be notified 
in the same manner as the annual meetings. And at any 
regular meeting of the board of managers, they may remove 
any manager from office, and by ballot fill any vacancy so 
or otherwise made; provided two thirds of their whole num- 
ber shall concur. The members of the societr mav vote 
either in person or by proxy at any annual or special meeting. 

Section 3. Section four of said chapter sixty-three is 
hereby amended by striking out the word "single", in the 
second line, and by inserting after the word "shall", in the 
third line, the words: — if required by the board of man- 
agers, — so as to read as follows: — Secfioji 4- Be it further 
enacted, that the treasurer of said society shall be a woman 
of the age of twenty-one years or upwards, and shall, if re- 
quired by the board of managers, give bond with sufficient 
surety or sureties to account annually, or oftener, if required 
by said society or the board of managers, for all money and 
])roperty of said society, and in general to tlischarge the 
duties of said office with fidelity. 

Section 4. Section seven of said chapter sixty-three is 
hereby amended by striking out the wortls "first or second 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 71. 55 

president", in the fourth and fifth lines, and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — president or vice president, — 
so as to read as follows: — Section 7. Be it further enacted, orcJn^yance, 
that all instruments of conveyance or contract, which may signed""^ 
lawfully be made by said society, if approved by the board 
of managers, shall be signed by the president or vice presi- 
dent, and countersigned by the secretary; and if necessary, 
sealed with the common seal of said society; and when so 
executed, shall bind the said society and be valid in law. 
Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1915. 



[1888, 374; 1889,228, 346; 1890, 69, 82, 85, 253; 1891, 380; 1892, 149; 1897, 172; 1900, 114, 

115, 224; 1914, 372.] 

An Act relative to the superintendent of public Chap. 71 

WORKS OF THE CITY OF WOBURN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter three hundred and amended. ^ ^' 
seventy-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen is hereby amended by striking out the word "in- 
structions", in the sixth line; by inserting after the word 
"regulations", in the same line, the words: — not in con- 
flict with sections sixteen and seventeen of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-seven; and by inserting after the words 
"city council", in the sixth line, the words: — with the ap- 
proval of the mayor, — so as to read as follows: — Section Superintendent 
6. The superintendent of public works shall be sworn to of the city of 
the faithful performance of his duties by the mayor, or by ^° "^"' 
the city clerk, or by a justice of the peace, and shall receive 
such compensation as the city council, with the approval 
of the mayor, shall determine, and shall be subject to such 
rules and regulations not in conflict with sections sixteen 
and seventeen of chapter one hundred and seventy-two of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven as 
the city council, with the approval of the mayor, by its 
vote may impose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 17, 1915. 

[1915, 171, Sped 



56 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 72, 73. 



[1894, 161; 1910, 542.] 

Chap. 72 An Act to authorize the city of beverly to pay" perma- 
nent MEN IN ITS FIRE DEPARTMENT THREE DOLLARS A 
DAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 
Pay for SECTION 1. The citv of Beverlv is hereby authorized to 

permanent men • -i n ^ " 

in Beverly fire pay permanent men ni the nre department a wage of three 
dollars a day. 

St°^ ^'"'''''^ Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the board of aldermen of said city. 

Approved February 17, 1915. 

[Accepted February 23, 1915.] [1915, 141, Spec] 



Salem 
rebuilding 
commission 
may take 
certain lands 
for streets, etc. 



[1914, 777.] 

Chap. 73 An Act to authorize the city of salem to take certain 
tide water lands for streets and for the preserva- 
tion OF THE public HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. For the purpose of extending Derby street 
to Lafayette street in the city of Salem, the Salem rebuild- 
ing commission, established by chapter seven hundred and 
seventy-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, may from time to time purchase or take so much of 
the South river or the lands and flats lying therein or in 
Bowker's dock, so-called, for a distance of not more than 
four hundred feet easterly of Lafayette street, as may be 
necessary or convenient for the extension aforesaid. 

Section 2. The said commission shall file from time to 
time in the registry of deeds for the southern district of the 
county of Essex, and cause to be recorded therein, a de- 
scription of any lands or flats taken as aforesaid, sufficiently 
accurate for identification, with a statement signed by the 
said commission that the same are taken in the name and 
behalf of said city under the provisions of this act; and the 
act and time of the filing thereof shall be deemed to be the 
act and time of the taking of such lands or flats, and to be 
sufficient notice to all persons that the same have so been 
taken. The title to all lands and flats so taken shall vest 
absolutely in said city and its assigns forever. 

Section 3. The city shall be liable for all damages to 
property sustained by any person by reason of the taking of 



Description of 
lands taken 
to be filed. 



City liable for 
all damages. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 74. 57 

any lands or flats as aforesaid. The said commission shall Commission 

» 11 11 1 • • 1 to have full 

have full power to settle by agreement or arbitration the power to settle 

nil 1 ' i> 111 damages, etc. 

amount or such damages; and, it not so settled, the same 
may be assessed by a jury of the superior court for the 
county of Essex, upon a petition filed at any time within 
one year after the taking. The provisions of sections 
seventy-two, seventy-three and eighty-seven of chapter one 
hundred and seventy-three of the Revised Laws shall apply 
to any such proceeding; and the rights of persons having 
different, separate or contingent interests or estates in any 
parcel of lands or flats so taken shall be the same, in respect 
to the disposition of the damages agreed upon or awarded 
as aforesaid, as are provided by law in respect to damages 
for land taken for highways. 

Section 4. The said commission may from time to improvement 
time fill with suitable material and otherwise improve any 
lands and flats acquired as aforesaid, or any portion thereof, 
and may lay out and extend Derby street to Lafayette 
street upon and over the same and across South river, and 
may sell and convey, or otherwise dispose of any portions of 
said lands and flats not required for public uses. 

Section 5. All things done under the authority of this Acts subject to 

,. 1 ,.1 , 1111 i»,/,i •• certain statutes. 

act in and over tide water, shall be subject to the provisions 
of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws and all amend- 
ments thereof. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect when accepted by JJ™e of taking 
the city council of said city. 

Approved February 18, 1915, 

[Accepted March 3, 1915.] 



An Act to authorize the town of Greenfield to (JJiar) 74 

APPROPRIATE money FOR PUBLIC BAND CONCERTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Greenfield is hereby authorized SSnfieidmay 
to appropriate a sum of money annually, not exceeding one ^o'^nev'f'or*^ 
thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the public band 
selectmen, for defraying the expense of public band con- 
certs. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1915. 



58 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 75, 76. 



[1845,212; 1847,60,152; 1848,229; 1850,24,30; 1852,177; 1853,171; 1855,74,76,488; 1857, 
2; 1859, 287; 1863, 149, 153, 163; 1868; 52, 228; 1869, 360; 1870, 316; 1871, 180; 1874, 
324; 1875. 140; 1876, 36, 92; 1879, 162; 1883, 34; 1884, 57; 1886, 309; 1888, 104; 1889, 
167; 1890, 342; 1891, 251; 1893, 430; 1896, 246, 266; 1898, 237; 1901, 155; 1902, 460; 
1912,278,341; 1914, 141,271.] 

Chap. 75 An Act relative to the city solicitor of the city of 

NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

NewfiSord"^ SECTION 1. The mayoF of the city of New Bedford may 
how appointed, appoint annually in the month of January, or as soon there- 
after as may be practicable, a city solicitor who shall hold 
office until his successor is appointed and qualified. The 
mayor may at any time remove the city solicitor without 
assigning any cause therefor. 

Section 2. The city council of the city may fix the com- 
pensation and define the duties of the city solicitor. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent 

herewith are hereby repealed and all ordinances of the city 

of New Bedford inconsistent herewith are hereby annulled. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 19, 1915. 



Compensation, 
etc. 



Repeal, etc. 



(1911, 78.) 

Chap. 76 An Act relative to town meetings in the town of 

PEABODY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter seventy-eight of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby amended by 
striking out section three and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 3. Whenever any question is brought 
before the town meeting involving the raising, paying or 
appropriating of money, the disposal of any property of the 
town or any interest therein or in any way creating a town 
debt or expenditure, the vote upon such question shall be 
taken by ballot, if, before the main question is put to vote, 
ten legal voters shall so request. But if an amendment to 
any report of the finance committee, other than an amend- 
ment offered by said, committee, is voted by the town meet- 
ing, the proposed amenflinent shall be voted uj^on by ballot 
without the request of ten legal voters. The ballot shall 
be prepared and voting booths used as in the Australian 
ballot svstem. 



1911, 78. § 3, 
amended. 



Vote to be 
taken by 
ballot on 
certain 
questions. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 77. 59 

Section 2. This act shall take effect when accepted by Time of 
a majority of the voters of the town voting thereon by ^ '"^ ^ ^^ " 
ofRcial ballot at any regular town meeting or at any special 
meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved February 19, 1915. 

[Accepted March 8, 1915.] 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Qf^Q^y 'j'j 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TAX COMMISSIONER 
AND COMMISSIONER OF CORPORATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the tax 
commissioner and commissioner of corporations, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the tax commissioner and commissioner Commissioner, 
of corporations, five thousand dollars. saary. 

For the salary of Charles A. Andrews, deputy commis- Deputy 
sioner, four thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second deputy commissioner, three second deputy 

,1 1 1 II " commissioner. 

thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of four assistants, eleven thousand dol- Assistants. 
lars. 

For the salaries of examiners, a sum not exceeding two Examiners. 
thousand dollars. 

For the salarj^ of the first clerk, twenty-five hundred i^ii'^*^ ^lerk. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the second clerk, eighteen hundred dol- Second eierk. 
lars. 

For the salaries of the supervisors of assessors, seventy-five Supervisors of 

I-,.... "" assessors. 

hundred dollars. 

For additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding clerical 

a . • .1 1111 assistance. 

lorty-nme thousand dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including rent of ^xp°nslsTe*tc. 
rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the commissioner and other Travelling 
officers and employees of the department, a sum not ex- ®''P''°^®^- 
ceeding four thousand dollars. 

For valuation books for assessors of cities and towns, a valuation 
sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. °° ^' 



commissioner. 



60 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 78, 79. 



Printing and 
binding. 



For printing and binding the annual report of the table of 
aggregates, including lists of corporations for the use of 
assessors, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1915. 



Chap. 78 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF money to the widow of JOHN F. KENNEDY. 



City of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to Anna 
Kennedy. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay to Anna Kennedy, widow of John F. Kennedy, a sum of 
money equal to the amount of salary to which said John F. 
Kennedy would have been entitled as a schoolhouse com- 
missioner of said city had he lived to complete his term of 
service. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 
of the mavor. 

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the sixteenth 
day of February, 1915, and after five days it had "the force of 
a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not re- 
turned by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 



Chap. 79 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

annuity to the widow of frank J. PENDERGAST. 



City of Boston 
may pay an 
annuity to 
Helen M. 
Pendergast. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay an annuity not exceeding five hundred dollars to Helen 
M. Pendergast, widow of Frank J. Pendergast, who was em- 
ployed by the city at the Freeport street bath houses and 
who died on the fourteenth day of July, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, while in the discharge of his duties as such em- 
ployee. Said annuity shall cease in case the widow marries 
again. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the 
approval of the mayor. Approved February 22, 1915. 

[Accepted May 6, 1915.] 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 80, 81, 82. 61 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to dispose of (Jjidj)^ gQ 

A PART OF THE DORCHESTER SOUTH BURYING GROUND, 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the whole or any part of a pan of the 
that part of the Dorchester south burying ground on Dor- ^uTh burying 
Chester avenue in said city formerly used as a passageway srouad. 
from Washington street to said burying ground. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 
of the mayor. Approved February 22, 1915. 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an Chap. 81 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN LINNANE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay an annuity of not more than three hundred dollars to ™f/uity^to° 
Maria E. Linnane, widow of John Linnane, so long as she i^nnaiS'. 
remains unmarried. The said John Linnane while in the 
discharge of his duties as a laborer in the public grounds de- 
partment of the city received injuries which resulted in his 
death. 

Section 2. This act shall take eflFect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the city council of said city, and upon approval by the ^ 
mayor. Approved February 22, 1915. 

(Accepted June 16, 1915.] 
[1885, 128.] 

An Act to extend the existence of the improved (jfidj) g2 
dwellings association in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Improved Dwellings Association, in the charter 
city of Boston, shall be and remain a body corporate for the ^'^®°'^®'^- 
period of thirty years after the expiration of its present 
charter, subject to the provisions of all laws now or here- 
after in force relating to such corporations. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1915. 



62 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 83, 84, 85. 



Chap. 83 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to pay a sum op 

MONEY TO JOHN E. STEVENSON. 



City of Lynn 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to John E. 
Stevenson. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn, with the approval of the 
committee on claims of the municipal council, is hereby 
authorized to pay to John E. Stevenson of Lynn, who was 
injured by the fire apparatus of that city on the tenth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fourteen, such sum of 
money, not exceeding five hundred dollars, as it may deem 
appropriate to compensate him for the injury so incurred. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1915. 



Chap. 84 An Act to authorize the towtst of needham to pay a 

SUM OF money to CLYDE E. COOKSON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Needham is hereby authorized to 
pay a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars to Clyde 
E. Cookson, a member of the fire department of that town, 
on account of serious injuries sustained by him while in the 
discharge of his duties as fireman. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 22, 1915. 



Town of 
Needham may 
pay a sum of 
money to 
Clyde E. 
Cookson. 



[1854, 338; 1856, 189; 1861, 118; 1863, 72; 1864, 104; 1867, 269; 1870, 155; 1871, 361; 1872, 

31; 1873, 196; 1874,86; 1875,97; 1876,64,66,232; 1877,81; 1878,64; 1880. 56; 1881, 

268; 1882,117; 1884,145; 1889,61; 1891,151; 1892,81; 1895, 384, 455, 488, § 22; 1896, 
202; 1899,380; 1900,365; 1902,351; 1911.750; 1912,281; 1913,315; 1914.47.] 

Chap. 85 An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING ITS WATER 
SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

wo^'ceJter may SECTION 1. The city of Worcestcr is hereby authorized 
borrow money ^^y borrow, from tiuic to time, such sums of monev as it mav 

to mcrease its ' ' • ^ ' 

water supply, dccm ncccssary, to the amount of seven hundred fifty 
thousand dollars, in excess of the amount heretofore au- 
thorized, for the purpose of defraying the cost and ex'i:)enses 
incident to carrying out the purposes authorized by chapter 
three hundred and fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and two, including the i)ayniont for lands, water and 
water rights taken or purchased, and to issue therefor notes 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 86. 63 

or bonds. Such notes or bonds shall be denominated on the Worcester 
face thereof, Worcester Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be Act^of mT" 
payable by such annual payments, begmning not more than 
one year after the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within thirty years from its date; and the amount 
of such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not 
be less than the amount of the principal of said loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half 
per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be 
signed by the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the 
mayor. The city may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par 
value. The proceeds of any such sale shall be used only 
for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment 
the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ° 
accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote to 
that eifect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the city, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually there- 
after, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Ai^yrozed February 23, 1915. 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum (jjyjip gg 

OF MONEY TO CHARLES W. MILLER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Boston, with city of Boston 
the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to pay to ™m of money 
Charles W. Miller, a sum not exceeding twenty-one hundred Miiw^'^^'^ ^^' 
sixteen dollars and fifty cents, as indemnity for expenses 
incurred by him for legal and stenographic services in his 
defence of the case of the Commonwealth versus Charles W. 
Miller, which case was brought against him for acts done in 



64 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 87, 88. 



the performance of his duty as a police officer; and said 
payment may be charged to the appropriation for the police 
department of the city of Boston. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 23, 1915. 



[1893, 478, 481; 1894, 548; 1895, 440; 1896, 492; 1897. 347, 500; 1899, 375; 1902, 114, 534; 
1903, 190; 1904, 167; 1905, 187, 460, 466; 1906, 213. 520; 1907, 258, 573; 1909, 455; 1911, 
741; 1913, 775, 810; 1914, 636, 644.] 

Chap. 87 An Act to authorize the boston transit commission 

TO PAY the cost OF CERTAIN ALTERATIONS IN THE TRE- 
MONT STREET SUBWAY OUT OF THE PROCEEDS OF CERTAIN 
BONDS. 



Boston transit 
commission 
may pay the 
cost of certain 
alterations in 
the Tremont 
street subway, 
etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston transit commission is hereby 
authorized to pay the cost of the changes in the outlet of 
the ventilating chamber in the Tremont street subway, 
formerly under the sidewalk on Tremont street opposite the 
Wilbur theatre, to an amount not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars out of the funds received from the sale of 
bonds issued under the provisions of chapter one hundred 
and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
five, the amount so paid to be charged to the cost of the 
Tremont street subway. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Approved February 23, 1915. 

[Accepted March 29, 1915.] [1915, 130, 270. Spec] 



Chap. 88 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pay a 

pension to JAMES KEOUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

vSection 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized 
to pay to James Keough, who was an employee of the city 
for thirty-three years and retired from the service of the city 
on account of physical incapacity in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and eleven, the same annual j^ension to which he would 
be entitled if the city of Brockton had accepted the pro- 
visions of chapter five hundred and tliree of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and twelve, relative to pensioning 
laborers in the emjiloy of cities and to^^^ls, while said Keough 
was in the employment of the city. 



City of 
Brockton may 
pay a pension 
to James 
Keough. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 89. 65 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the city council of the city of Brockton, with the ap- ®^^''*" 
proval of the mayor. Approved February 23, 1915. 

[Accepted March 22, 1915.1 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- r^;,^^ on 

PENSES IN the department OF THE STATE BOARD OF ^' 

AGRICULTURE AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER AGRICULTURAL 
EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth agriculture. °^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of agriculture, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the secretary, twenty-five hundred dol- secretary. 
lars. 

For the salary of the first clerk, eighteen hundred dollars. First clerk. 

For the salary of the second clerk, fourteen hundred dollars. Second clerk. 

For additional clerical assistance and for lectures before clerical 
the board at its annual and other meetings, a sum not ex- assistance, etc. 
ceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the secre- Travelling 
tary, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. IeCTeta?y. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the mem- Travelling 
bers, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred dollars. mem'tes. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including print- contingent 
ing and furnishing extracts from trespass laws, a sum not expenses, etc. 
exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not Annual report, 
exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of the state nursery in- state nursery 
spectors, including expenses in connection with the im- ^°^p^''*^°''^- 
portation of nursery stock from any other state, province or 
country, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For compensation and expenses of the inspector of apiaries, inspector of 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. apiaries. 

For compensation and expenses of the state ornithologist, state 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. °'^"' ° °^^ ' 

For disseminating useful information in agriculture by Disseminating 
means of lectures at farmers' institutes, a sum not exceeding Tnfo^mation. 
six thousand dollars. 



66 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 90. 



Executive 
officer. 

General agent. 
Assistants, etc. 



Encouragement 
of orcharding. 

Bounties to 

agricultural 
societies. 

Encourage- 
ment, etc., of 
poultry 
breeding. 

Dairying, etc. 



Agriculture, 
etc. 



Special 
exhibitions. 



For the salary of the executive officer of the dairy bureau, 
five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of a general agent, eighteen hundred dol- 
lars. 

For assistants, experts, chemists, agents and other necessary 
expenses, including printing the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For encouragement of orcharding, the sum of five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For bounties to agricultural societies, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars. 

For bounties to encourage and improve the breeding of 
poultry, the sum of two thousand dollars. 

For the encouragement of dairying and the protection of 
milk and dairy products of superior ciuality, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

For the encouragement of agriculture among children and 
youths, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the encouragement of agriculture by the holding of 
special exhibitions, a sum not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

AyiJroved February 23, 1915. 



Appropriations 
maintenance of 
independent 
industrial 
schools, etc. 



Chap. 90 An Act ]vl\king appropriations for the maintenance of 

INDEPENDENT INDUSTRIAL AND OTHER SLMILAR SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the commonwealth's 
proportion of the cost of maintaining certain agricultural, 
independent industrial, household arts, practical arts and 
continuation schools for the period previous to the first 
dav of December in the vear nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
to wit : — 

For the cost of maintaining non-agricultural schools in 
certain cities and towns, as approved by the board of edu- 
cation under authority of chapter four hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hinidred and eleven, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-nine thousand nine 
hundred eleven dollars and eighty-eight cents. 

For the maint(Miance of agricultural schools and depart- 
ments in certain cities and towns, as aj)})rovcd by the board 



Maintenance 
of non-agricul 
tural schools. 



Agricultural 
schools, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 91. 67 

of education under authority of chapter four hundred and 
seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven and chapters five hundred and sixty-six and five 
hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thou- 
sand five hundred eighty-seven dollars and ninety-seven 
cents. 

For the maintenance of practical arts classes in certain Practical arts 
cities and to^vns, as approved by the board of education ''^''^''^• 
under authority of chapter one hundred and six of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand one hundred seventy-six dollars and 
seven cents. 

For the maintenance of a continuation school in the city Continuation 
of Boston, as approved by the board of education under Boston!'' 
authority of chapter eight hundred and five of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-eight hundred eight dollars and sixty-eight cents. 

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in non-agricultural Jertahrp°upiis, 
schools maintained in certain cities and towiis, as approved »" '}°'^- , 
by the board of education under authority of chapter four schools. 
hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thou- 
sand twelve dollars and seventy-one cents. 

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in agricultural JertahTp^upiis 
schools and departments maintained in certain cities and sciSi".''"^"^^ 
towns, as approved by the board of education under au- 
thority of chapter four hundred and seventy-one of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven and chapter five 
hundred and sixty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and twelve, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
fourteen dollars and fifty-three cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Afiwoved February 23, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to take Chap. 91 

CERTAIN LAND OF THE COMMONWEALTH FOR THE WIDEN- 
ING OF HARVARD STREET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of street commissioners of the city of Boston 
city of Boston is hereby authorized to take in fee, on such ^rt^ainiLdof 
terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by said board weliTiTtS'"'' 
and the state board of insanity, so much land of the com- ^ree" ^^'^^^'^'^ 



68 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 92, 93, 94. 

monwealth in the Dorchester and West Roxbury districts 
of said city as may be necessary for the widening of Harvard 
street. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved February 23, 1915. 

Chap. 92 An Act relative to the veterinary surgeon of the 

FIRE department OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Say apSint"" ^hc firc commissioneF of the city of Boston may appoint 
Daniei^p. Daniel P. Keough, the veterinary surgeon of the Boston fire 

veterinary department, a regular permanent member without re- 
surgeon, ec. q^^jj-jj^g \y[jy^ ^o qualify under the civil service laws; but his 
appointment or service heretofore or hereafter, shall not 
entitle him to a pension. Apyroved February 23, 1915. 

Chap. 93 An Act to authorize the town of hull to pay a sum 

OF money to EUGENE MITCHELL, JUNIOR, AND WILLIAM 
B. G. MITCHELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

may"pay^"um SECTION 1. The towii of Hull is hereby authorized to 
gjnoneyto rcimbursc Eugene Mitchell, Junior, and William B. G. 
Mitchell, Jr., Mitchell in the sum of seven hundred seventy-nine dollars 
b! g. Mitchell, and thirty-eight cents, being the amount of a judgment 
recovered against them together with counsel fees and dis- 
bursements for the false arrest of Charles A. Eldredge in 
the discharge of their official duties. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the seventeenth 
day of February, 1915, and after five days it had "the force 
of a law", as -pr escribed by the constitution, as it was not re- 
turned by him with his objections thereto witMn that time.) 



[1896, 516; 1897, 388; 1898, 248.] 

Chap. 94 An Act to revoke the authority of the city of boston 

TO issue certain bonds. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Authority of SECTION 1. The aiithoritv of the citv of Boston to issue 

city of Boston >^i>v>* ^ .^_ . ijj 

to issue certnin farther bouds uiKUT tlic provisious 01 chapter two hundrca 

, evo c . ^^^^^^ forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundrod and 

niiudy -eight is hereby revoked, that part of Atlantic avenue 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 95, 96. 69 

in the said city between Kneeland street and Dorchester 
avenue, having been discontinued by an order of the board 
of street commissioners on tlie seventh day of December in 
the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayproved February 24, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of everett to pay a (Jhav. 95 

PENSION TO JAMES T. FARMER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Everett, with city of Everett 
the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to pay to peMion^to 
James T. Farmer an annual sum equal to one half of the F^mer^' 
annual compensation which he was receiving from the said 
city as a schoolhouse custodian at the time of his retire- 
ment; said payment by the city to date from the first day 
of January in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 24, 1915. 

[1848,32; 1849,16,210; 1850,191; 1855,313; 1856,272; 1857,95; 1860,96; 1862,35; 1864, 
61; 1865,196; 1866,199; 1868,195; 1871,1; 1873,183; 1877,193; 1883,26; 1887,236. 
306; 1888, 360; 1893, 444; 1894, 430, 475; 1902, 128, 274; 1903, 180; 1906, 462; 1910, 
140, 178, 203, 239, 250, 252, 267; 1914, 64, 223, 312, 461.] 

An Act relative to the term of office of the city (jji^rf 96 
treasurer and collector of taxes of the city of 
worcester. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter sixty-four of the i9i4, 64, § i, 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby ^™''° 
amended by striking out the words "by ballot", in the 
fourth and fifth lines, so as to read as follows : — Section 1 . c^ty treasurer 
The city council of the city of Worcester shall, in the month of taxes of 
of January next following the passage of this act, and in election, term, 
every third year thereafter, by concurrent vote, the board ^^^' 
of aldermen acting first, elect a city treasurer and collector 
of taxes, to hold office for three years from the date of his 
election, and until the election and qualification of his 
successor, unless sooner removed in accordance with law. 

Section 2. The said act is hereby further amended by Powers and 
the addition of the following section : — Section 4- The 
city treasurer and collector of taxes elected as hereinbefore 
provided shall have all the powers and perform all the 



70 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 97, 98. 



Previous acta 
ratified. 



duties prescribed by the city charter and the ordinances of 
the city of Worcester, and by all i)rovisions of law, so far as 
they may apply, relative to city and town treasurers and 
collectors of taxes for cities and towns. 

Section 3. All acts done by the city treasurer and 
collector of taxes for, and in behalf of, the citj^ of Worcester 
since the fourth day of January, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A-p proved February 24, 1915. 

[1015, 97, Spec] 



City auditor of 
Worcester, 
election, term, 
etc. 



[1915, 96, Spec.] 

Chap. 97 An Act relative to the term of office of the city 

AUDITOR OF THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Worcester 
shall, in the month of January next following the passage of 
this act, and in the month of January of every third year 
thereafter, by concurrent vote, the board of aldermen acting 
first, elect by viva voce vote a cit}^ auditor to hold office for 
the term of three years from the date of his election and 
until his successor is elected and qualified, unless sooner re- 
moved according to law. 

Section 2. When a vacancy occurs in the office of 
auditor it shall be filled forthwith by election in the manner 
above provided, and the person so elected shall hold office for 
the unexpired term for which his predecessor was elected. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Worcester. 

Approved February 24, 1915. 

(Accepted May 5, 1915.] 



Vacancy, 
how filled. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Chap. 98 An Act making appropriations for the compens.a.tion 

AND expenses OF THE MINIMUM WAGE COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are apj^ro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation and ex- 
penses of the minimum wage commission, during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 



Appropria- 
tions, min- 
imum wage 
commission. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 99, 100. 71 

For the salaries and expenses of the commissioners, a sum Commis- 
not exceeding two thousand dollars. sioners, sa anes. 

For the salary of the secretary, two thousand dollars. Secretary. 
For necessary clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding Clerical 

, . 1 1 1 1 11 assistance. 

thirty-two hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of agents and investigators, a sum not Agents and 

,. p J. 1 1 11 investigators. 

exceeding tour thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of wage boards, a wage boards, 

, ,. . , n 1 11111 compensation. 

sum not exceeding twenty-nve hundred dollars. 

For office rent, the sum of sixteen hundred dollars. office rent. 

For travelling and contingent expenses, including printing Travelling 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
six hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 24, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for expenses in con- (Jfidr), 99 

NECTION with THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE EM- 
PLOYEES OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth re'th-ement 
from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in connection with empWeelof 
the retirement system for certain employees of the common- health™"""'*" 
wealth, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the necessary expenses of administration, including Administration 

1 • 1 • nn 1' 1 ■ expenses. 

clerical services, omce supphes, and expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars. 

To provide for the necessary annuity funds and pensions Annuity funds 

p 1 x'i£j.ixx • a. and pensions. 

tor employees retired trom the state service, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-one thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved February 24, 1915. 

[1855, 47; 1912, 526.] 

An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service (JJidj) IQO 

act to the chief of the fire DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN 
OF WATERTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the r. l. 19. etc., 
Revised Laws, entitled "Of the Civil Service", and all acts ^'^'''^'^- 



72 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 101. 



Civil service 
rules to apply 
to chief of the 
Watertown fire 
departmeut. 



Repeal. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
the voters, etc. 



In amendment thereof and in addition thereto, and the civil 
service rules made thereunder and all acts now or hereafter 
in force relating to the appointment and the removal of 
members of the fire department of the town of WatertowTi 
shall apply to the chief of said fire department. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the town of Watertown at the next municipal election, and 
if accepted by the majority of the voters voting thereon shall 
take effect upon such acceptance; otherwise it shall not 
take effect. Ayiwoved February 24, 1915. 

[Accepted March 1, 1915] 



Stoneham 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1915. 



[1872, 335; 1877, 136; 1883, 85, 139; 1894, 187; 1S96, 212; 1897, 436, 473; 1901, 81; 1907, 

522, 559; 1911, 335; 1912, 19S, 199.] 

Chap. 101 An Act to authorize the town of stoneham to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING ITS 
WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

stOTehamma SECTION 1. For the purposcs mentioned m chapter 
borrow money two huudrcd and twclvc of the acts of the year eighteen 

to increase its , , , i • x • xi j. e Ox 1. • U U 

water supply, hundred and ninety-six, the town or btonefiam is hereby 
authorized to borrow, from time to time, such sums of 
money as it may deem necessary, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars, and to issue therefor bonds 
or notes. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the 
face thereof, Stoneham Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be 
payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after the respective dates thereof, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; and 
the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of said 
loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. 
Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 
five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the to^vn and countersigned 
by the selectmen. The to^vn may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value. The proceeds of any such sale, except 
premiums, shall be used only for the purpo-ses herein speci- 
fied. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 102. 73 

Section 2. The said town shall, at the time of author- ^/^j^^^"* 
izing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof 
in accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote 
to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the town, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annually 
thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes are 
assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved February 26, 1915. 



[1867,208; 1870,160; 1872,238; 1878,57; 1885,336; 1887,126; 1890,220; 1891,417; 1892, 
225, 278; 1893, 309, 433; 1895, 331; 1902, 415; 1907, 171; 1909, 150.] 

An Act to authorize the city of melrose to incur (7/ia».102 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Melrose for the purpose of ex- city of Meirose 
tending and improving its system of water works is hereby Soney°to°^'' 
authorized to borrow, outside its statutory limit of indebted- 'v^te°Iuppiy. 
ness, a sum or sums not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars and to issue therefor, from time to time, bonds or 
notes in addition to the amount heretofore authorized. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 
Melrose Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be signed by the MeiroscWator 
treasurer and countersigned by the mayor of the city; shall [^15°"^''*°^ 
bear interest payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding 
four and one half per cent per annum ; and shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one 
year after the date of each issue, as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from its date, and the amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of said loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell 
such securities at public or private sale or pledge the same 
for money borrowed for the purposes of this act, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper: provided, Proviso. 
that they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and 



74 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 103. 



Payment 
of loan. 



the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall at the time of author- 
izing said loan or loans provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote 
to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expenses of operating the water works and the interest as 
it accrues on the bonds and notes issued as aforesaid, and 
to make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act shall, without further vote, 
be assessed by the assessors of the city annuall}^ thereafter 
in the manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved February 26, 1915. 



1913, 661, § 2, 
etc., amended. 



[1910, 604; 1911. 639; 1913, 661, 839; 1914, 772.] 

(7/iap.l03 An Act to authorize tfie town of blackstone to take 

ADDITIONAL LAND FOR WATER SUPPLY PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter six hundred and 
sixtv-one of the acts of the vear nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, as affected by chapter seven hundred and eighty- 
four of the same year, is hereby amended by inserting 
after the word "to\^^l", in the fifth line, the words: — and 
Shoddy Mill pond, so-called, with land bordering thereon or 
adjacent thereto, known as the lowest privilege in the town 
of Uxbridge, or may take a ground water supply by means 
of wells, filter galleries, or other works from the land border- 
ing on or adjacent to said Shoddy ]Mill pond, — so as to 
read as follows : — Section 2. The said town may obtain 
its water supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells, 
or may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold 
the water of any pond, stream or spring, or artesian or driven 
well, within the limits of the towii, and Shoddy INIill pond, 
so-called, with land bordering thereon or adjacent thereto, 
known as the lowest privilege in the town of Uxbridge, or 
may take a ground water supply by means of wells, filter 
galleries, or other works from the land bordering on or 
adjacent to said Shoddy Mill pond, and the water rights 
connected with any such water sources, and also all lands, 
rights of way and easements necessary for holding and 



Town of 
Blackstone 
may take 
additional land 
for water 
supply 
purposes. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 104. 75 

preserving the water and for conveying the same to any 
part of the town: lyroiided, that no source of water supply Proviso, 
for domestic purposes and no lands necessary for preserving 
the equality of such water shall be taken without first obtain- 
ing the advice and approval of the state board of health. 
Said town mav also erect on the land taken or held as Erection of 

„ .. *■. I'll* • 1 ^ • dams and other 

aioresaid, proper dams, buiidmgs, reservoirs, standpipes, structures. 
tanks and other structures, and may make excavations, pro- 
cure and operate machinery, and provide such other means 
and appliances as may be necessary for the establishment 
and maintenance of complete and effective water works; and 
may construct and lay conduits, pipes and other works 
under or on any lands, water courses, railroads, railways or 
public or private ways, and along any such ways, in such 
manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for 
the purpose of constructing, maintaining and repairing such 
conduits, pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes 
of this act the towai may dig up any lands or ways in such 
manner as to cause the least hindrance to public travel. 
The town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, 
pipes or other works within the location of any railroad 
corporation except at such times and in such manner as it 
may agree upon with such corporation or in case of a failure 
so to agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 26, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the auditing of QJiav 104 

MUNICIPAL ACCOUNTS AND THE TAKING OF A SUMMER 
CENSUS BY THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand ^oraudfting 
dollars is hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of audit- "^ municipal 
ing municipal accounts, the same to be met by assessments 
upon the municipalities for which the work is done. A 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars is hereby appro- special census. 
priated to pay the expenses of taking a special census in 
towns having an increased resident population during the 
summer months, the same to be met by assessments upon the 
towns for which the work is done. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



76 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 105. 



(1871, 95; 1872, 178; 1873, 322; 1883, 72; 1885, 140; 1889, 52; 1893, 90; 1895, 342; 1898, 482; 
1901, 271, 276; 1906, 317, § 10; 1910, 486, § 2, 568; 1911, 472.] 

Chap. 105 An Act to authorize the town of westfield to make 

AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

KtfieWmay SECTION 1. The town of Westficld, for the purposes 
make an mentioned in chapter three hundred and fortv-two of the 

additional p ^ -i iii i • " n 

water loan. acts of the year eighteen hundred and nmety-nve, may 
borrow money from time to time, and issue therefor ne- 
gotiable bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding the sum 
of two hundred thousand dollars, in addition to the amounts 
heretofore authorized by law to be issued by it for the same 
purposes. 

wertfieid Water SECTION 2. Bouds or notcs issued under authority of 

1915"' ^'^^ °^ *^^^ ^^* ^^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^ their face the words, Towti of West- 
field Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty 
years from its date; and the amount of the annual paj'ment 
of any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually; and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the town and countersigned by a majority of the water 
commissioners. The town may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the 
purpose herein specified. 

?noan°* Section 3. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 

said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section two of this act; and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works, and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the town, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annually 
thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes are 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 106, 107. 77 

assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



Chap. lOQ 



[1893, 233, 278; 1894, 495; 1895, 47; 1896, 340; 1897, 108; 1899, 89; 1901, 165, 204; 1902, 

480; 1910, 386.] 

An Act relative to the regulation of sewer assess- 
ments IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor and aldermen of the city of g^tCT^lsi^ss-^ 
Newton are hereby authorized to amend, repeal or rescind mentsin the 

citv oi Wcwton. 

any or all existing orders or ordinances of the city of Newton 
which establish a method of sewer assessment and by which 
any assessments for sewers have been made, and the city is 
further authorized to adopt and establish by ordinance or 
by order, any method of sewer assessment now authorized 
by law and to make, by its board of aldermen, with the 
approval of the mayor, assessments and reassessments 
thereunder: provided, that no change shall be made in Proviso, 
assessments already levied at the time of the passage of this 
act. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



An Act to authorize the city of salem to construct a (7/j^r) 107 

NEW bridge over THE SOUTH RIVER IN SALEM AND TO 
DISCONTINUE THE UNION STREET BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem is hereby authorized and cityofsaiem 
directed within two years after this act takes effect, subject "newTridg'f 
to the provisions of this act and of chapter ninety-six of the ri^er, etc! 
Revised Laws, of all amendments thereof, and of all other 
general laws which may be applicable, to discontinue that 
part of Union street, a public highway in the said city which 
extends over the South river; to remove the existing bridge 
at said Union street; and to lay out and construct a new 
highway over the tide water known as South river. 

Section 2. The bridge shall be constructed with a draw Bridge to have 
and shall be of such width, grade, material and construction, *^'''''^- 
and shall be constructed at such place and between such 



78 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 107, 



Necessary 
approaches, 



etc. 



Taking 

of property. 



Payment 
of damages. 



City to pay 
cost, etc. 



points as the Salem rebuilding commission, with the approval 
of the harbor and land commissioners, shall determine. 

Section 3. The Salem rebuilding commission shall con- 
struct all necessary approaches to the said bridge on each 
end thereof; shall cause shoals to be dredged or otherwise 
removed, so as to afford vessels passing to or through the 
draw of said bridge a depth of water equal at least to that 
now afforded; and shall take or purchase such lands for the 
approaches to said bridge as it shall deem necessary for 
carrying out the provisions of this act, and shall cause all 
lands so acquired to be properly filled and graded. 

Section 4. The Salem rebuilding commission, for the 
purpose of laying out and constructing said bridge and 
approaches, is hereby authorized to take the property of 
any person, firm or corporation, and shall, within ninety 
days after the taking of any such property, file in the registry 
of deeds for the southern district of the county of Essex a 
description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, 
with an appraisal of the damages, if any, awarded by them to 
the owner of such property. Any person aggrieved by the 
award may, within one year after the filing of the description 
aforesaid, apply for a jury in the superior court to appraise 
said damages in the manner provided by law in the case of 
land taken for highways. 

Section 5. The Salem rebuilding commission, in the 
removal of the Union street bridge or abandonment of so 
much of the streets and ways as may be made necessary by 
such removal, shall proceed under the same laws, so far as 
they are applicable, which govern the laying out of high- 
ways in said city. The city of Salem shall pay only such 
damages to property as it would be obliged by law to pay 
for highway damages on account of the abandonment of so 
much of the streets and ways as may be made necessary by 
such removal of the Union street bridge and such damages 
shall be recovered in the manner provided by law for high- 
way damages in said city. 

Section 6. The cost and expense incurred in the laying 
out and construction of the said bridge and the removal of 
the I^nion street bridge shall be paid by the city of Salem, 
and the said city is herebv authorized to borrow a sum not 
exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars and from time to 
time to issue its notes or bonds therefor; and the same shall 
not be reckoned in determining the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness of the city. Such notes or bonds shall bear on 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 107. 79 

their face the words, Congress Street Brids-e Loan, Act of Congress street 

^„_,,, , 1111 1 !•• Bridge Loan, 

1915; shall he payable by such annual payments, begnuung Actof lois. 

not more than one year after their respective dates as will 

extinguish eacli loan within thirty years from its date; and 

the amount of such annual payment in any year shall not 

be less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable 

in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds 

or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or 

notes shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one 

half per cent per annum payable semi-annually. The city 

may sell the said securities at public or private sale upon 

such terms and conditions as it may deem proper; but 

they shall not be sold for less than their par value, and the 

proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes 

herein specified. No money shall be expended or any con- Plan, etc., to 

tract made or entered into or indebtedness incurred for the harborTnl'^ ^ 

purposes aforesaid until the plan and specifications for the ''^"^ com- 



missioners. 



bridge and its approaches have been approved by the harbor 

and land commissioners. All proposed contracts for the Contracts, etc., 

construction of the new bridge or the removal of the Union by commb^on. 

street bridge shall be approved by the Salem rebuilding 

commission. 

Section 7. In case any street railway is granted a Certain street 
location upon said bridge it shall pay into the treasury of porUorof" ^^^ 
the city of Salem, as its part of the expense of the construction '^°^^^' ®*''" 
of said bridge, a sum amounting to fifteen per cent of the 
total expense incurred by the said construction and any 
sum received on this account shall be used only for the 
purposes specified in this act or for the payment of indebted- 
ness incurred for said purposes: provided, hoivever, that no Proviso, 
such location shall be granted upon said bridge except 
upon the condition that the said company shall enter into 
an agreement with the said city to keep that part of the 
roadway on said bridge lying between the tracks of the 
company and eighteen inches outside thereof on both sides 
of said tracks in reasonable repair and safe for public travel. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the Salem rebuilding commission; and for the purpose 
of being submitted to the said commission this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved March 2, 1915. 

[Accepted March 10, 1915.] 



80 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 108, 109, 110. 



[1902, 526.] 

Chap. 108 An Act relative to the cost of the disposal of surface 

DRAINAGE IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter five hundred and twenty-six of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and two is hereby amended 
by striking out section one and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — Section 1. The expense of the construction 
and maintenance of sewers in the city of Boston designed 
for the disposal of surface drainage solely, except the ex- 
penses incurred in the improvement of brook courses or 
streams for sewerage works purposes, shall be borne wholly 
by said city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



1902, 526, § 1, 
amended. 



Cost of 
disposal of 
surface 
drainage in 
city of Boston. 



C/iap. 109 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to pay a 

SUM OF money to DANIEL J. SULLIVAN. 



City of 
Taunton may 
pay a sum of 
money to 
Daniel J. 
Sullivan. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, acting through the 
mayor and municipal council, is hereby authorized to pay to 
Daniel J. Sullivan, formerly employed in the street depart- 
ment of the city, who is becoming totally blind as a result of 
an injury received in the discharge of his duty, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars in one payment or in equal 
monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



Chap. 110 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF PATRICK KENNEALLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, acting by its mayor 
and municipal council, is hereby authorized to pay to Annie 
Kcnneally, widow of Patrick Kenneally, who, while walking 
on the sidewalk in said city, was run into and instantly killed 
by a fire truck of the city, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars in one payment or in equal monthly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take oflect u]^on its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



City of 
Taunton may 
pay a sum of 
money to 
Annie 
Kenneally. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. Ill, 112, 113. 81 



An Act making appropriations for certain expenses Chap. Ill 

OF THE trustees OF HOSPITALS FOR CONSUMPTIVES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth ofhospitLy^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the trustees ["ve's"''^^™^" 
of hospitals for consumptives, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
to wit : — • 

For the salary of the secretary and clerks, a sum not ex- secretary and 

T n J^^ ' i*j_ • 111 ipj. • J. clerks, salaries. 

ceedmg nve thousand sixty-nme dollars and lorty-nine cents. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trustees, Expenses 
to include printing and binding of their annual report, a ° "^^^ ®^' 
sum not exceeding forty-seven hundred dollars. 

For the salary of an agent to inspect hospitals in cities and ^^*'°*' ®''^^^" 
towns, fourteen hundred dollars. 

For the salary of a trained social worker to look up dis- sodl° worker. 
charged patients, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum Chay. 112 

OF MONEY TO JOHN CORRIGAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to City of Boston 
pay a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars to John Cor- S^money to^^°^ 
rigan, an employee of the public works department, on Jo^^ Corngan. 
account of serious injuries sustained by him in the month of 
October, nineteen hundred and thirteen, while in the dis- 
charge of his duty as such employee. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time ot taking 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval of ^ ^'^ ' 
the mayor. Ayyroved March 2, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum Chav. 11^ 

OF money to PATRICK SHEEHAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, to Patrick S^moTey to^" 
Sheehan, an employee of the park and recreation department, sheehan. 
on account of serious injuries sustained by him in the month 



82 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 114, 115. 



of March, nineteen hundred and twelve, while in the discharge 
of his duty as such employee. 
IbZV^ *^^'°^ Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 
of the mayor. Apprnved March 2, 1915. 

Chap. 114: An Act making appropriations for the compensation 

AND EXPENSES OF THE BOARDS OF PAROLE AND ADVISORY 
BOARD OF PARDONS. 



Appropria- 
tions, boards of 
parole, etc. 



Members. 



Chairman 
and deputy 
commissioner. 

Clerical 
assistance. 

Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation and ex- 
penses of the boards of parole and the advisory board of 
pardons of the commonwealth, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
to wit : — 

For the per diem compensation of the members of the 
boards of parole and advisory board of pardons, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of the chairman and deputy com- 
missioner, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 

For travelling and contingent expenses of said boards 
and their officers, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred and 
seventy-five dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1015. 

Chap. 115 An Act to authorize the town of leominster to appro- 
priate money for the celebration of the one 
hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of its in- 
corporation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Leominster may, at any town 
meeting held during the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
appropriate money for the celebration of the one hundred 
and seventy-fifth anniversary of its incor])oration, and 
may raise by taxation such amount of money as may be 
authorized by a two thirds vote at such meeting. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2, 1915. 



Town of 

Leominster 

may 

appropriate 

monoy for 

celebration, 

etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 116, 117, 118. 83 



[1896, 536; 1899, 347; 1900, 473.] 

An Act to extend the civil service law and rules to Qh„^ i ig 

EMPLOYEES AT THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION OF THE PENAL 
INSTITUTIONS DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All appointments to positions at the house of fJi^^'lxtJnXd 
correction of the penal institutions departments of the city to employees 

QX flOUSG 01 

of Boston shall hereafter be made in accordance with the correction of 
civil service law and rules of the commonwealth. No person 
now employed in said department shall be required to take 
a civil service examination in order to retain his present 
position. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of JJ™^ °^ t^'^s 
January, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Approved March 3, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of Qhnj) WJ 

THE MASSACHUSETTS NAUTICAL SCHOOL. . 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth M°^kchusetts 
from the ordinary revenue, for expenses of the Massachusetts ^'^'^^^^^^ school. 
nautical school, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the current expenses of the school, a sum not exceed- Current 
ing sixty-two thousand dollars. expenses. 

For expenses of the commissioners, the salary of the commission- 
secretary, clerical services, printing, stationery, contingent ^[^•^^'"'^'^^y' 
expenses and printing and binding the annual report, a sum 
not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 4, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for the publication (^/j^r? 118 

OF A RECORD OF MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 
WHO SERVED IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Publication of 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- jlS^achusetts 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in con- l^'^j^'^e^c*^ 



84 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 119, 120. 



nection with the pubhcation of a record of Massachusetts 
troops and officers, sailors and marines in the war of the 
rebellion, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 4, 1015. 



[1854,257; 1869,245; 1881,78; 1885,269; 1890,275; 1902,393; 1913,299.] 

Chav.W^ An Act to authorize the board of overseers of the 

POOR OF THE CITY OF FALL RIVER TO MAINTAIN DIS- 
PENSARIES FOR OUTDOOR RELIEF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of overseers of the poor of the 
city of Fall River may establish and maintain one or more 
dispensaries or places for outdoor relief of the needy, not- 
withstanding the provisions of chapter two hundred and 
ninety-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, in the same manner and with like effect as before 
the passage of said act. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved March 4, 1915. 



Board of 
overseers of the 
poor of the 
city of Fall 
River may 
maintain 
dispensaries, 
etc. 



Repeal. 



C/iap. 120 An Act to authorize the city of revere to funtd a 

certain portion of its indebtedness. 



City of Revere 
may fund a 
portion of its 
indebtedness. 



City of Revere 
Funding Loan, 
Act of 1915. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Revere, by vote of two thirds of 
the members of the city council, taken by yeas and nays, 
with the approval of the mayor, is authorized to incur in- 
debtedness to an amount not exceeding seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars, outside the limit of indebtedness fixed by law 
and to issue notes or bonds therefor bearing interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, the same to be denominated on their 
face. City of Revere Funding Loan, Act of 1915. The 
proceeds shall be applied exclusively to the cancellation and 
extinction of certain indebtedness represented by notes 
issued in anticipation of taxes and certain obligations of the 
town of Revere issued or outstanding prior to January first, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 121. 85 

Section 2. The indebtedness incurred under this act ^^f^^^^* 
shall be paid in such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after its date, as will extinguish the loan 
within ten years after the date of the issue of the first note 
or bond issued in accordance herewith, and in such manner 
that the amount of principal payable in any year shall not 
be less than the amount of principal payable in any subse- 
quent year. After a vote has been passed in accordance 
with the provisions of section one, the annual amount 
required shall, without further vote, be assessed under the 
provisions of section thirty-seven of Part I of chapter four 
hundred and ninety of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and nine, until the debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 5, 19 IS. 



An Act making appropriations for the expenses of the QJiQjf ^21 

TRUSTEES of MASSACHUSETTS TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth Massachusetts 
from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the trustees of schwi"^ 
Massachusetts training schools, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
to wit : — 

For the salary and office expenses of the secretary of said ^^la^y^etc 
trustees, a sum not exceeding forty-four hundred dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the trustees, to include Travelling 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ^''p^'^^^- 
twelve hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of such agents as the said trustees Agents. 
may employ, a sum not exceeding twenty-two thousand two 
hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with boarding out children Expenses 
from the Lyman and industrial schools for boys, for the chfidl^en^ °"* 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the care of probationers Expenses 
from the state industrial school, to include boarding out and proTItioLrs. 
other expenses of girls on probation, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand 
two hundred dollars. 



86 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 122, 123, 124. 

chiid"en!°e°c°^ For iiistruction in the public schools of children boarded 
out by the trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1915. 

Chap. 122 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF the state industrial school for girls. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appropriation, Section 1. A sum uot excccding eighty-two thousand 

tXe's/atT"''° °^ ^^^ hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out 

industrial of the trcasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 

revenue, for the maintenance of the state industrial school 

for girls, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 

November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1915. 

Chap. 123 An Act making an appropriation for the mainte- 
nance of the LYMAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^fnienin^ce^' Section 1. A sum not cxcecding one hundred twenty- 
of the Lyman -j-^tq thousaud four hundred dollars is herebv appropriated, 

school for boys. i i p i 

to be paid out oi the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the Lyman school 
for boys, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1915. 

Chap. 12^ An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF the industrial school for boys. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

mamXlncco'f Section 1. A suui uot cxcccding eighty thousand seven 
the Industrial hundred dollars is herebv appropriated, to be paid out of 

school for boys. '^iic i t 

the treasury oi the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
for the maintenance of the industrial school for boys, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 125, 126, 127. 87 



An xA-ct making an appropriation for exterminating Qhn^ 195 

DISEASES AMONG HORSES, CATTLE AND OTHER ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred thirty- Appropriation, 
three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out ofrontLgtouT 
of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary animals."""""'^ 
revenue, for the extermination of contagious diseases among 
horses, cattle and other animals, for the present year and 
previous years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1915. 



Chap. 126 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of animal industry. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth department of 
from the ordinary revenue, for the department of animal f^^^^^ 
industry, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the commissioner of animal industry, Commissioner, 
thirty-five hundred dollars. ^ '^'^'■^■ 

For clerical assistance and contingent expenses, a sum not clerical 

T J. n J 111 11 assistance, etc. 

exceedmg seventy-nve hundred dollars. 

For compensation of inspectors of animals, a sum not ex- inspectors. 
ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for the employment QJiu^ 227 
OF certain needy persons by the state forester. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand employment °' 
dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury °eedy^CTsons 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the state forester in the em- 
ployment of certain needy persons, as authorized by chapter 
two of the resolves of the present year; and there is also 
hereby made available for this purpose the unexpended 
balances of the appropriations made under the provisions " 



88 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 128, 129. 



of chapter seven hundred and fifty-nine of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen and chapter five hundred 
and ninety-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjj^roved March 6, 1015. 



[1913, 83.] 

Chap. 12S An Act relative to the number of members of the 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE BROCKTON CHAMBER OF 
COMMERCE, INCORPORATED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter eighty-three of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " twelve ", in the third line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — eighteen, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 5. The management and 
control of the property and affairs of said corporation, 
CommCTceTinc. subjcct to its by-laws, shall be vested in a board of eighteen 
directors, who shall be elected as may be provided in the by- 
laws to be adopted by the corporation, and there shall be 
such other oSicers with such duties as the by-laws may pre- 
scribe. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Amjwred March 8, 1915. 



1913.83 §5, 
amended. 



Number of 
directors of 
Brotrkton 
Chamber of 



Chap 



City of New 
Bedford may 
supply water 
to the town of 
Acushnet. 



Town of 
Acushnet may 
install water 
equipment. 



11863, 163; 1868, 52; 1872, 222, 292; 1874, 219; 1875, 217, § 10; 1877, 142; 1878, 140; 1883, 
95; 1887,114,356; 1888,104; 1894,171,345; 1909,202; 1911, 65; 1912, 75; 1913,314,511, 
§ 3; 1914, 188.] 

.129 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to supply 
water to the town of acushnet. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford may furnish and 
sell by meter water to the towTi of Acushnet at the boundary 
line between said city and town at a rate to be agreed upon 
by the city and town, but which shall not be less than that 
prevailing in New Bedford. 

Section 2. The towi\ of Acushnet may at its owti 
expense install mains, service pipes and all other equipment 
in the highways and other places of the toAMi necessary to 
receive and distribute water purchased from the city of New 
Bedford. Approved March S, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 130, 131. 89 



[1915, 87, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the boston transit commission to (Jjku) ]^3Q 
make contracts for temporary use of portions of 
the dorchester tunnel. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The Boston transit commission in the name Boston transit 
and on behalf of the city of Boston may execute contracts in m^^nake^ 
writing with the Boston Elevated Railway Company for tempora?/°use 
the temporary use of such parts of the Dorchester tunnel as °^ p'S''°'J,^ °/ 
may from time to time be completed, on such terms as may tunnel. 
be agreed upon by the Boston transit commission and the 
Boston Elevated Railway Company, Such contracts shall 
terminate when the use of said tunnel shall begin under the 
contract made on the seventh day of December, nineteen 
hundred and eleven, under and in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section three of Part I of chapter seven hundred 
and forty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved March 8, 1915. 

(1915, 270, Spec] 
[1877, 8; 1879, 32; 1882, 100.) 

An Act to authorize the veteran association of the C/iap. 131 

INDEPENDENT CORPS OF CADETS TO HOLD ADDITIONAL 
PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred of the ^^I^^Jj^^j ^^ ^' 
acts of the j^ear eighteen hundred and eighty-two is hereby 
amended by striking out the words "two hundred and fifty", 
in the last line, and by inserting in place thereof the words: 
— seven hundred and fifty, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. The Veteran Association of the Independent Issodationof 
Corps of Cadets, incorporated by chapter eight of the acts of ^J^l cfJ^ps'o"/' 
the vear eighteen hundred and seventv-seven, mav hold real fadets may 

'' ^ " 1 • " 1 hold additional 

and personal estate to an amount not exceeding seven hun- property. 
dred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 



90 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 132, 133. 



Chap. 132 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF RICHARD POWER. 



!;'.!;! °L?°^i?" Section 1. The citv council of the citv of Boston, with 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city con 
Mar'°p6Ver ^^^ approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to pay to 
Mary Power, widow of Richard Power, an employee of the 
city, who was killed in the performance of his duties as a 
driver of a paper wagon, a sum of money not exceeding five 
hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 



Chap. 133 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

expenses of the state board of insanity. 

Be it enacted, etc., as ]ollows: 

Appropriations, Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
insanity. priatcd, to bc paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 

from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of insanity, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 
Chairman, ^ox the Salary of the chairman of the board, the sum of 

fifty-five hundred dollars, and for the salaries of the two 
other members, the sum of ten thousand dollars. 
Officers and Yov the Salaries of officers and employees, a sum not ex- 

ceeding forty-SLX thousand five hundred dollars. 
Travelling ^oY travelling, office and contingent expenses, including 

printmg and bmdmg the annual report, a sum not exceedmg 
ten thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars. 
^uon'oTstate For trausportatlou and medical examination of state 
paupers. paupcrs uudcr the charge of the board, for the present year 

and previous years, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 
lars. 
Support of Por the support of insane paupers boarded out in families, 

etc!" ' under the charge of the board, or temj^orarily absent under 

the authority of the same, for the present year and ])revious 
years, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 
Support of Por the support of state paupers in the HosjMtal Cottages 

paupers. for Children, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

investiRation jTor the cxpcuses of au investigation as to the nature, 

of mental ,, » ii* iifx 

diseases, etc. causcs, Tcsults aiul treatment or mental diseases and detects. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 134, 135. 91 

and for the publication of the results thereof, a sum not ex- 
ceedinsr twentv-five hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of lynn to pension Chav.l^^ 

GEORGE LEAVITT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. The city of Lynn is hereby authorized to city of Lynn 
pay to George Leavitt, who was an employee of the city for George*' Lea vitt. 
forty-two years and retired from the service of the city on 
account of a paral>i:ic shock, in the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve, the same annual pension to which he would 
have been entitled if the city of Lynn had accepted the pro- 
visions of chapter five hundred and three of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and twelve, relative to pensioning 
laborers in the employ of cities and towns while the said 
Leavitt was in the employment of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of taking 
by the municipal council of the city of Lynn. ^^^^^' 

Approved March 8, 1915. 

[1865, 198; 1886, 265, 279; 1887, 396; 1893, 366; 1896, 255; 1897, 425; 1898, 462; 1902, 245, 

439; 1905, 84, 335; 1911, 347.] 

An Act to authorize the election of a prudential nhnrt 135 

COMMITTEE AND BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS IN THE GREAT 
BARRINGTON fire DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act as here- Great Barring- 
inafter provided, the Great Barrington Fire District shall, tr^t^may^'fect 
at its annual meeting to be held in April, nineteen hundred commlttee^etc 
and sixteen, elect by official ballot five persons who shall 
serve and be known as the prudential committee and board 
of public works, and who shall hold office, one until the ex- 
piration of three years, two until the expiration of two years, 
and two until the expiration of one year, from the said 
annual meeting in nineteen hundred and sixteen. There- 
after two such members of the prudential committee and 
board of public works shall be elected annually to serve for 
the term of three years, except that in every third year one 
such member only shall be elected, to serve for the term of 
three years therefrom, or until their or his successors are 
elected and qualified. 



92 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 135. 



Choice of 
chairman 
and clerk. 



S>mmi°si^nws^ Section 2. Upoii the election of said prudential com- 
etc, aboUshed. mittee and board of public works, the boards of water com- 
missioners and sidewalk and sewer commissioners shall be 
abolished, and thereupon all the powers, rights, duties and 
liabilities of said boards of water commissioners and sidewalk 
and sewer commissioners in said fire district shall be con- 
ferred and imposed upon the prudential committee and 
board of public works created by this act. No contracts or 
liabilities, existing at the time of said election, shall be 
affected hereby, but the board hereby created shall be in all 
respects and for all purposes whatsoever the laA\'ful successor 
of the boards of water commissioners and sidewalk and 
sewer commissioners. 

Section ,3. Immediately after their election the said 
board shall organize by choosing a chairman and a clerk. 
The clerk may be any qualified yoter of said fire district, and 
upon his appointment the office of clerk of the fire district, 
as an electiye office, shall be abolished, and the clerk of said 
board shall thereafter be, by virtue of his office, clerk of 
said fire district. Said board is also empowered and required 
to appoint a superintendent of public works, who shall have, 
subject to the authority of the board, entire supervision of 
the sidewalks, sewers, drains and water works of the district, 
and be subject to removal at any time by the board. 

Section 4. The nomination and election of all officers 
to be voted for in said fire district shall be made and con- 
ducted in the same manner and by the same form of ballot 
as the nomination and election of officers of the town of 
Great Barrington. 

Section 5. This act, except as provided in section six, 
shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority vote of 
the voters of the Great Barrington Fire District present and 
voting thereon at a legal meeting called for the purpose at 
any time before the first day of March, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen; but the number of meetings so called shall not 
exceed two. Said vote shall be by an official printed ballot, 
prepared by the clerk of the fire district, having thereon the 
following question : — " Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled 'An 
Act to authorize the election of a prudential committee 
and board of public works in the Great Har- 
rington Fire District', be accepted?" 

Section 6. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- 
mission as aforesaid shall take effect upon its passage. 

A'pjjwved March S, 1915. 

[Accepted, April 23, 1915.) 



Appointment 
of superintend- 
ent of public 
works. 



Nomination 
and election 
of officers. 



To be 

submitted to 
voters, etc. 



YES. 




NO. 





Time of taking 
effect. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 136, 137. 93 



An Act to incorporate the roxbury board of trade. QJiqj) 135 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Frank Ferdinand, Timothy Smith, Victor A. ^f Tra'dT, ^"^"'^ 
Heath, Albert J. Foster, Frank S. Waterman, Henry C. incorporated. 
Crine, Simon Goldsmith, Frederic W. Rugg, James G. 
Knowles, William L. Russell, Ernest R. Biiffington, George 
Melhado, Wilfred Carter, Edward C. Hall, Junior, George 
O. Cutter and Thomas F. Connor, their associates and 
successors, are hereby constituted a corporation under the 
name of the Roxbury Board of Trade, to be situated in that 
part of the city of Boston called Roxbury, for the purpose Purpose, 
of advancing the commercial interests and development of 
the Roxbury district of Boston. Said corporation may 
establish and maintain a place of meeting for its members 
and may secure and furnish to its members and to others 
reports, information, quotations and assistance in the matter 
of trade development and expansion. 

Section 2. Said corporation shall have a president, officers, 
treasurer, secretary, a board of directors of not less than 
seven members, and such other officers as may be provided 
for by the by-laws of the corporation, all of whom shall be 
elected in accordance with the by-laws. 

Section 3. Qualification for membership in said corpora- Membership, 
tion, the manner of electing members, the raising of revenue J^eetmgs, etc. 
from its membership, the times for the annual and other 
meetings, and the duties of the officers shall be as provided 
bv its bv-laws. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 



An Act to incorporate the glenwood cemetery asso- nhn^ 137 

CIATION in the town OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. William Karb, Caroline V. Schaller, Ida L. cienwood 
C. Diehl, William Diehl and Joseph Schaller, their associates Association, 

J -i-L^i j."-Lj.i incorporated. 

and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name 
of the Glenwood Cemetery Association, for the purpose of 
maintaining and improving the cemetery in the southern 
part of Natick, known as the Glenwood cemetery, and for 
the purpose of acquiring such additional land as may be 
necessary or convenient, with all the powers and privileges of 



94 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 138. 



Membership. 



Proceeds of 
sales, etc. 



Powers. 



By-laws. 



cemetery corporations, and subject to all general laws now 
and hereafter in force applicable thereto. 

Section 2. All persons now or hereafter owiiing lots or 
any interest in lots in said cemetery may become members 
of the corporation on application to the secretary, and when 
any person shall cease to be the proprietor of a lot or of an 
interest in a lot in the lands of the corporation he shall cease 
to be a member thereof. 

Section 3. The net proceeds of sales of lots in the lands 
held by the said corporation, and any bequests made to it, 
shall be applied to the preservation, improvement, embellish- 
ment, protection or enlargement of said cemetery, and to 
paying the incidental expenses thereof, and to no other 
purpose. 

Section 4. The said corporation is hereby authorized to 
take and hold any grant, gift or bequest of property, upon 
trust, and to apply the same or the income thereof to the 
improvement, embellishment, protection or enlargement of 
said cemetery, or of any lot therein, or for the erection, repair, 
preservation or removal of any monument, fence or other 
structure therein, or for the planting or cultivation of trees, 
shrubs or plants in or around any lot, or for improving said 
premises in any manner consistent with the object of the 
corporation, according to the terms of such grant or bequest. 

Section 5. The said corporation may by its by-laws 
provide for such officers as may be necessary, and may 
define their powers and duties, and may also provide for 
the care and management of the cemetery and for the sale 
of lots therein, and for the management of any funds which 
the corporation may hold, and for any other matters incident 
to the purposes of the corporation. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 



Chap. 13S An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 
expenses of the state board of labor and in- 
dustries. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the state board of labor and industries, for the fiscal year 



Appropriations, 
state board of 
labor and 
industries. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 139. 95 

ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, for the following purposes, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, a sum not ^f^J^^"' 
exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the commissioner and deputy com- Commissioner 
missioners, a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars, commissioners. 

For the salaries of inspectors and investigators, a sum inspectors and 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of stenographers and clerks and other stenographers 
assistants, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand eight ^" 
hundred and twenty-four dollars. 

For travelling expenses of members of the board, officers, TraveUing 
inspectors and investigators, a sum not exceeding twelve ^"p*""^- 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding nine Rent of office, 
thousand dollars. 

For postage, stationery, office supplies and printing, in- Postage, 
eluding printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding ^'^^^'^'^^^'y- 
nineteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 

[1898, 90.1 

An Act to unite the Indian ridge association and the (jji^p 139 

ANDOVER VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY IN ONE COR- 
PORATION UNDER THE NAME OF THE ANDOVER VILLAGE 
IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Indian Ridge Association and the Andover 
Andover Village Improvement Society, corporations duly lijlprovement 
established under the laws of the commonwealth, are hereby fnc'^orporated. 
authorized to unite and form one corporation under the 
name of The Andover Village Improvement Society. 

Section 2. The objects of said new corporation shall be Purposes, 
to maintain Indian Ridge as a public park or forest reserva- 
tion in the town of Andover; to acquire other tracts of land 
for public pleasure grounds or forest reservations; to im- 
prove and ornament the streets and public grounds of said 
town by planting and cultivating trees, cleaning and repairing 
sidewalks, and doing such other acts as will tend to beautify 
and adorn said streets and grounds, and in general to carry 
out the objects for which the Indian Ridge Association and 
the Andover Village Improvement Society were incorporated. 



96 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 139. 



Membership. 



By-laws. 



Powers, duties, 
etc. 



OfiBcers, etc. 



Section 3. The members of said new corporation shall 
include all the members of said existing corporations at the 
time when this act shall take effect, and such others as said 
new corporation shall designate in its by-laws. 

Section 4. Said new corporation shall have power to 
establish suitable by-laws to carry out all the powers hereby 
granted. 

Section 5. Said new corporation shall have all the 
rights, powers, franchises and privileges now held by, and 
shall be subject to all the liabilities, restrictions and duties 
imposed upon either of said existing corporations except as 
may otherwise be provided herein. Each of said existing 
corporations is hereby authorized to assign, transfer and 
convey to said new corporation all its rights, privileges, 
interests, estates and property, and said new corporation is 
authorized to receive and hold the same and shall thereupon 
become liable for all the debts, liabilities or obligations of 
both of said existing corporations. Such property as was 
received by either of said existing corporations for a special 
purpose shall be devoted to that purpose by said new cor- 
poration. All personal property so transferred to said new 
corporation by the Indian Ridge Association, and which 
constituted the general fund of said association, shall be held 
and managed as a separate fund, to be known as the Indian 
Ridge Fund and to be used for the same purposes and to 
the same extent as it is now used by the Indian Ridge As- 
sociation; and all personal property so transferred to said 
new corporation by the Andover Village Improvement 
Society, which constituted the general fund of said society, 
shall be held and managed as a separate fund to be known as 
the Village Improvement Fund and to be used for the same 
purposes and to the same extent as it is now used by the 
Andover Village Improvement Society. 

Section 6. The management and control of the property 
and effects of said new corporation shall be vested in a board 
of fifteen trustees, who shall be elected in accordance with 
the by-laws of the new cori)oration and shall l)e residents of 
the town of Andover. The trustees shall elect from their 
number a president, two or more vice presidents, a treasiu^er 
and a clerk, and such other officers as may be determined by 
the by-laws. All officers shall hold their offices for the 
terms fixed by the by-laws, and until their successors are 
elected and qualified, and shall have and exercise the powers 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 139. 97 

prescribed by the by-laws. The treasurer shall give bond, 
with sufficient surety, for the proper discharge of his duties. 

Section 7. Said new corporation may obtain by piir- May acquire 
chase, gift or otherwise lands in Andover, but such lands, ^^^^^' 
together with the lands now held by the Indian Ridge 
Association, shall not exceed one hundred and fifty acres, 
and said new corporation may hold, develop and administer 
the said lands for park and pleasure purposes, or for the 
purpose of forest reservations: provided, that the public Proviso, 
shall always have free access to said lands and parks under 
reasonable regulations prescribed by said trustees. 

Section 8. Said new corporation may receive and hold bj^uests* 
for the purposes aforesaid any gifts or bequests under such 
conditions as may be prescribed by the donors or testators 
if not inconsistent with the provisions of law and of this 
act; and in the absence of conditions attached to any such 
gifts or bequests, all funds thus received shall be held by 
said new corporation in trust, the income to be exjDended for 
the general purposes of the new corporation as above pro- 
vided. Such gifts and bequests, together with all personal 
property now held by the Indian Ridge Association or the 
Andover Village Improvement Society, in the aggregate not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and all land held 
under the provisions of section seven, including that now 
held by the Indian Ridge Association, in the aggregate 
not exceeding one hundred and fifty acres, shall be exempt 
from taxation so long as they are administered for the public 
purposes herein set forth. 

Section 9. The first meeting of said new corporation Meetings. 
shall be called by the presidents of the two existing corpora- 
tions by a notice setting forth the time and place of the 
meeting, such notice to be published in a newspaper in the 
town of Andover seven days at least before the meeting, and 
at such meeting all members of either of said corporations 
shall be entitled to vote in like manner as they would have 
been if said corporations had met separately: lyrovided, Proviso. 
however, that no single membership shall carry the right to 
more than one vote. At such meeting either president may 
preside until a permanent organization is effected, or, in the 
absence of both presidents, a temporary presiding officer 
may be chosen. 

Section 10. The existing corporations known as the Property of 
Indian Ridge Association and the Andover Village Im- corporltions. 



98 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 140, 141. 



Time of 

taking effect. 



provement Society shall continue in existence for such time 
as is necessary for the completion of the organization of said 
new corporation, the transfer to it of all property of the 
Indian Ridge Association and of the Andover Village Im- 
provement Society, and the winding up of their affairs. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but shall be void unless accepted within one year thereafter 
by each of said existing corporations. 

Approved March 8, 1915. 

[Accepted May 1, 1915, by the Indian Ridg-i Association.] 
[Accepted May 17, 1915, by the Andover Village Improvement Society.] 



Chap.\4Q An Act to authorize the town of ipswich to erect 

AND maintain POLES AND WIRES IN THE TOWN OF 
HAMILTON. 



Town of 
Ipswich may 
erect poles and 
wires in the 
town of 
Hamilton. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Ipswich may erect and maintain 
in the town of Hamilton poles and wires for the distribution 
and sale of electricity to the inhabitants of Ipswich; but the 
town of Ipswich shall not erect and maintain poles and wires 
for the distribution and sale of electricity upon, along, under 
or across public ways in the town of Hamilton without first 
obtaining from the selectmen of the town of Hamilton 
locations therefor in the manner required by law of companies 
incorporated for the transmission of electricity for lighting, 
heating or power. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1915. 



[1915, 72, Spec] 

(7/^ap.l41 An Act to authorize the city of beverly to pay 
salaries to the members of its board of aldermen. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of aldermen of the city of Beverly 
may by a two thirds vote of its members, taken by call of 
the veas and navs, establish a salarv for its members not 
exceeding three hundred dollars each a year. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the registered 
voters of the city of Beverly at the state election in the 
current year in the form of the following question to be 
printed on the official ballot: — "Shall an act passed by the 
general court in the year nineteen luindrod and fifteen au- 



City of Beverly 
may pay 
salaries to 
board of 
aldermen. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at the 
next state 
election. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 142, 143. 99 

thorizing the city of Beverly to pay salaries to the members 
of its board of aldermen, be accepted?" and if a majority 
of the votes cast thereon are in the affirmative, this act shall 
take effect; otherwise it shall be void. 

A'pjJroved March 9, 1915. 

[1868, no.] 
An Act to change the name of the trustees of the (^/^^rj 142 

PEABODY ACADEMY OF SCIENCE TO PEABODY MUSEUM OF 
SALEM AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID CORPORATION TO HOLD 
ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The name of the corporation created by Name changed. 
chapter one hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and sixty-eight by the name of "The 
Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science" is hereby 
changed to Peabody Museum of Salem. 

Section 2. Under the new name said corporation shall May hold aii 

propGrtv etc. 

hold all the property of whatever kind or nature now held 
under the old name, and any gift, devise or bequest heretofore 
or hereafter made to the said corporation under its old name 
shall inure to its benefit in the same manner as if the name 
had not been changed. 

Section 3. Said corporation mav hold real and personal May hold real 
estate to an amount not exceeding one million five hundred estate, etc 
thousand dollars. 

Section 4. So much of section two of chapter one hun- Repeal. 
dred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and sixty-eight as is inconsistent herewith is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1915. 



[Sp. Laws, Vol. 2, p. 335; 1884, 144.] 

An Act to authorize the episcopal parish in marble- 
head TO hold additional property. 



CAap. 143 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Episcopal Parish in Marblehead, usually Episcopal 
called St. Michael's church, which was incorporated by wSi-bkhead 
chapter twenty-eight of the acts of the year seventeen ^d^ti'o°nfi 
hundred and ninety-nine, and the charter of which was en- property. 



100 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 144. 

larged by chapter one hundred and forty-four of the acts of 
the year eighteen hundred and eighty-four, is hereby au- 
thorized to take and hold real and personal property to the 
amount of two hundred thousand dollars, an}i;hing in the 
charter of said parish or in any law of the commonwealth to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajiiyroved March 9, 1915. 



[i9n, 411.] 
ChapA4:4: An Act to authorize the shellfish commissioners for 

THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD AND THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN 
TO FIX CERTAIN LICENSE FEES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
1911,411 §8, Section 1. Section eight of chapter four hundred and 

amended. . „. pi • iiiii 

eleven oi the acts or the year nmeteen hundred and eleven is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "A fee of five 
dollars shall be charged for a first class license, fifty dollars 
for a second class license, and one dollar for a third class 
license", in the first, second and third lines, and inserting in 
place thereof the words: — The board of shellfish commis- 
sioners may establish such fees for first, second and third 
class licenses as they deem proper, — so as to read as fol- 
sheiifish lows : — Scctlon 8. The board of shellfish commissioners may 

commissioners ,iti ip p r»j i i^i'ii i- 

of New Bedford establish sucli lecs lor first, second and third class licenses as 

to fix certaiT'^ they dccm proper. All licenses granted under authority of 

license fees. .|.|^jg ^^^ ■&\\q\\ bear the name, age, place of residence, and 

identifying description of the licensee. Said licenses shall 

be valid for one year from the date of issue and no longer, 

shall not be transferable, and shall at all times be produced 

for examination upon the demand or request of any person 

authorized to enforce the provisions of this act, or of any 

commissioner on fisheries and game, or of a fish or game 

warden, or on demand of any sheriff, constable, police officer 

or other officer authorized to arrest for crime. Failure or 

refusal to produce said license upon such demand shall be 

prima facie evidence of a violation of this act. 

Section 2. This act shall take efi'ect ui^on its passage. 

Approved March 9, 1915. 

[1915, 214, Spec] 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 145, 146. 101 



[1899, 395; 1905, 168.] 

An Act to change the name of simmons female college (jjidp 1^45 

AND to authorize THE CORPORATION TO HOLD ADDITIONAL 
PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1, The name of Simmons Female College, a Name changed. 
corporation established by chapter three hmidred and ninety- 
five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, 
is hereby changed to Simmons College. 

Section 2. Section three of said chapter is hereby 1899, 395, § 3, 
amended by inserting after the word "property", in the 
eighth line, the words : — in any amount, — and by striking 
out all after the word "provided", in the ninth line, so 
as to read as follows: — Section 3. Said corporation is May hold 
authorized to receive from the trustees under the said will, proplny^^ 
and subject to the terms thereof, the property and funds 
devised or bequeathed thereby for the founding and en- 
dowing of the Simmons Female College; to hold and manage 
such property and funds in accordance with the provisions 
of said will ; and to acquire, hold and manage other property 
in any amount for the purpose of instructing and training 
women as above provided. 

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

Ayproved March 9, 1915. 

An Act to incorporate the fraternal order of the Chav 146 

BEE HIVE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Frederick T. Fuller, Ella J. Fuller, Russell A. Wood, Anna Order of the 
C. M. Tillinghast, Charles E. Burbank, Lily Owen Burbank, incorporated. 
Charles M. Cox, Leon E. Baldwin, John W. Vaughan, Lena 
Blanche Vaughan, Joseph L. Larson, Ethel Frank Brigham, 
William C. McNamara, Annie A. McXamara, Obert Sletten, 
Beatrice Gardner, Kenneth H. Damren, Ruth A. Damren, 
Charles R. Maker, Marguerite J. Will, Charles E. Coombs, 
Alice L. Carney, Patrick J. Anglin and Mary C. Anglin, 
their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of the Order of the Bee Hive, to be situated 
in the city of Boston, for the purpose of maintaining a Purpose, 
propaganda of progressive principles, especially those set 
forth in the platform adopted at the Massachusetts state 



102 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 147, 148. 



convention of the progressive party in the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, and to cultivate fraternal and social 
relations between believers in those principles; with power 
to establish subordinate hives or branches throughout the 
commonwealth, and to hold real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding that prescribed by section eight of 
chapter one hundred and twenty-fi\e of the Revised Laws. 

Ajjproved March 9, 1915. 



Chap. 147 An Act to change the name and enlarge the purpose 

OF THE south END INT)USTRIAL SCHOOL. 



Name changed. 



Piirpose. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The name of the South End Industrial 
School, a corporation organized under the laws of the com- 
monwealth, is hereby changed to Norfolk House Centre. 

Section 2. The purpose of said corporation shall be to 
foster better homes and better citizenship through industrial 
classes and by such other means as may from time to time 
be adopted. 

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

Ajjproved March 9, 1915. 



1898, 128, S 1, 
amended. 



[1898, 128.] 

C/iap. 148 An Act relative to the quincy market cold storage 

and warehouse company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
twenty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-eight relating to Quincy Market Cold Storage and 
Warehouse Company, formerly the Quincy Market Cold 
Storage Company, is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "provided, that the whole amount of its capital stock 
shall not exceed one million five hundred thousand dollars", 
in the last three lines, and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — and for its other corporate pur])oses, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. The Quincy Market Cold 
Storage Company, a cor])oration organized under chapter 



Quincy Market 
Cold Storage 
and Warehouse 
Company may 
increase its 
capital Btock. 



one hundred and six of the Public Statutes and having a 
paid-up cai)ital stock of eight hundred thousand dollars, is 
hereby authorized to increase its ca{)ital stock in the manner 
which is now or may hereafter be provided by law for the 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 149, 150. 103 

increase of the capital stock of manufacturing corporations, 
at such times and in such amounts as it may from time to 
time determine, for the purpose of paying debts incurred in 
construction and in the enlarging, adding to and extending of 
its plants and street pipes, and for its other corporate pur- 
poses. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apjwoved March 10, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the mayor of the city of boston QIki'T) X49 
TO place upon the pension roll the name of warren 

H. BROWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Boston is hereby Mayor of 
authorized to place upon the pension roll of the city the piace°u{Sn^ 
name of Warren H. Brown, who was formerly a member of name°of Warren 
the fire department of the city as a call substitute, with call ^^- ^'■*'^"- 
man's pay, and who was incapacitated for further service 
by an injury incurred in the course of his duties on August 
fourteenth, in the year nineteen hundred and five. The 
said pension shall be paid monthly, and shall be equal to 
one half of the compensation which the said Brown was 
receiving as a call fireman at the time of the said injury. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for band concerts in Chav. 150 
parks and on other lands under the control of the 
metropolitan park commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand ^^'band''^'"'' 
dollars is hereby appropriated, to be expended during the concerts in 
present fiscal year out of the Metropolitan Parks Mainte- 
nance Fund, to enable the metropolitan park commission to 
provide band concerts in such parks and parkways or on 
such other lands under its control as it may select, and 
at such times as it may deem expedient. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 



^i 



104 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 151, 152, 153. 



Chap. 151 An Act making an appropriation for the c.vre and 

MAINTENANCE OF BOULEVARDS AND PARKWAYS IN CHARGE 
OF THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Care and Section 1. A sum not exceedinff two hundred fortv- 



of certain three thousaiid eight dollars and sixteen cents is hereby 

appropriated for the care and maintenance of boulevards 
and parkways in charge of the metropolitan park com- 
mission, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, one half of this 
amount to be paid out of the ordinary revenue and the other 
half to be assessed upon the metropolitan district. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

Chap. 152 An Act making an appropriation for the care .ant) 

MAINTENANCE OF WELLINGTON BRIDGE BY THE :\IETR0- 
POLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ma^nfenince Section 1. A sum uot excccding nine thousand two 

of the Welling- hundred ninety-two dollars and seventv-nine cents is hereby 

ton briQKG. • 

appropriated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks 
System, Wellington Bridge, Maintenance Fund, for the care 
and maintenance of Wellington bridge, including draw- 
tenders, labor, lighting, watering, supplies and miscellaneous 
expenses, by the metropolitan park commission, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter four hundred and ninety-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and one. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 



Chap. 15S An Act making an appropriation for the care of the 

CHARLES RIVER BASIN BY THE METROPOLITAN PARK COM- 
MISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Care of the Section 1. A sum uot excccdiug one hundred thirtv-one 

Charles river • i i • i i • i 

basin. thousand and ten dollars is hereby appropriated, to be pauI 

out of the Charles River Basin Maintenance Fund by the 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 154, 155. 105 

metropolitan park commission, for the care of the Charles 
river basin, during the year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, as authorized by 
chapter four hundred and sixty-five of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance qJi^j) 5^54 
of reservations under the care of the metropolitan 
park commission and for certain pensions. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the IMetropolitan Parks Mainte- 
nance Fund, for expenses of the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to 
wit : — 

For maintenance of reservations by the metropolitan Maintenance 
park commission, a sum not exceeding four hundred nine °^ reservations. 
thousand six hundred sixtv-nine dollars and fortv cents. 

For certain pensions, a sum not exceeding two thousand Pensions. 
six hundred sixty-eight dollars and fifty cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for the care and pi,^^ i ck 

MAINTENANCE OF THE NANTASKET BEACH RESERVATION BY ^* 
THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding thirtv-four thousand Careand 
thirty-two dollars and twenty-six cents is hereby appro- the Nantasket 
priated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Park Sj^stem, tion. 
Nantasket, Maintenance Fund, for the care and maintenance 
of the Nantasket beach reservation by the metropolitan 
park commission, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, the same 
to be assessed upon certain cities and towns in the metro- 
politan district, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 



106 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 156, 157, 158. 



South metro- 
pwlitan sewer- 
age system, 
maintenance. 



Chap. 156 An Act making an appropriation for maintaining and 

OPERATING THE SOUTH METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred seventeen 
thousand eight hundred and fifty-five dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the South Metropolitan 
Sewerage System Maintenance Fund, for the cost of mainte- 
nance and operation of the south metropolitan sewerage 
system, comprising a part of Boston, the cities of Newton 
and Waltham, and towns of Brookline, Watertown, Dedham 
and Milton, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 



North metro- 
politan sewer- 
age system, 
maintenance. 



Chap. 157 An Act making an appropriation for maintaining and 
operating the north metropolitan sewerage system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred eighty-five 
thousand five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to be 
paid out of the North INIetropolitan Sewerage System jMainte- 
nance Fund, for the maintenance and operation of a system 
of sewage disposal for the cities included in what is known 
as the north metropolitan sewerage system, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apj^^oved March 10, 1915. 



Chap. 158 An Act making appropriations for the Massachusetts 

agricultural college. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary rcvciuic, for the ^Massachusetts -Agri- 
cultural College, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the maintenance and current expenses, payable in 
equal quarterly instalments, the sum of three hundred and 
three thousand dollars. 



Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College, ap- 
propriMtions. 



Maintenance 
and current 
expenses. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 159, 160. 107 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trustees, Travelling 

. 1. • 1 i 1 1 1 1 n expenses, etc. 

a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the reports of the trustees, a sum Printing 
not exceeding three thousand dollars. reports. 

For the inspection of commercial feed stuffs, six thousand po^f^'^^^'cki'*^ 
dollars. feed stuffs. 

To meet the cost of prosecutions in regulating the use of prosecutions. 
utensils for testing the composition or value of milk and 
cream, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 



An Act making an appropriation for maintaining and QIkj^'Y) 159 
operating the metropolitan water system. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding four hundred sixty Metropolitan 
thousand seven hundred and twenty dollars is hereby appro- maintenance.' 
priated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Water Mainte- 
nance Fund, for the maintenance and operation of the 
metropolitan water system for the cities and towns in what 
is known as the metropolitan water district, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 



Chap.im 



[1892, 324; 1899, 327; 1903, 345; 1904, 141; 1906, 156, 252; 1910, 315; 1914, 516.] 

An Act relative to the laying out, repairing and 
discontinuing of ways in the city of medford. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Chapter three hundred and forty-five of the 1903, 345, 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three is hereby amended ^°^''°^'^'^- 
by striking out section twenty-one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 21. The board of aldermen, Laying out, 
with the approval of the mayor, shall have authority to fn^'tLe^city^^ 
order the laying out, altering, relocating, discontinuing and °^ ^^edford. 
making specific repairs in all streets, ways and highways in 
the said city, and to assess all damages therefor. Any 
person aggrieved by any proceeding under this section shall 
have all the rights and privileges now allowed by law in like 
cases in respect to appeals from the decisions of selectmen, 



108 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 161, 162, 163. 

and nothing in this section shall be construed to exclude the 
jurisdiction of the county commissioners in respect to streets, 
ways and highways in the said city. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

C/iap. 161 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE W'lDOW OF D.VNIEL CONNOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Boston SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 

may pay a -^ i- i ^ i i u 

sum of money pay a sum 01 moucy, not exceedmg three thousand dollars, 
Connor. ' to Auuic B. Conuor, widow of Daniel Connor. The said 

Daniel Connor, while in the discharge of his duties as a 

veterinary nurse in the employ of the city, received injuries 

which resulted in his death. 
rnktlVto city Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
council, etc. by the city council of the city, with the approval of the 

mayor. Approved March 10, 1915. 

Chap. 162 An Act to authorize the town of paxton to appro- 
priate MONEY FOR CELEBRATING ITS ONE HUNDRED AND 
fiftieth ANNIVERSARY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

maTapprop^H-° Section 1. For the purpose of celebrating its one hun- 

cefeSathf ^^^ *^^^^ ^^^^ fiftieth anniversary, and for publishing an account 

anniversary, thcrcof, the towu of Paxtou may appropriate a sum of money 

not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

[1913, 658.1 

Chap.lQS An Act to extend the time for establishing the 

BARNSTABLE FIRE DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF BARN- 
STABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

imendld.^^' SECTION 1. Chapter six hundred and fifty-eight of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section six and inserting in place 
Barnstable Fire thereof the followiug: — Scction 0. This act shall take effect 
for e"tabii^Lg upou its acceptance by a majority vote of the legal voters 
extended. ^£ ^^jj district prcscut and voting at a meeting called for 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 164. 109 

that purpose in accordance with the provisions of section 
five of this act, within six years after the passage of this act. 
If voted upon and not accepted, it may be resubmitted at 
subsequent district meetings, legally called for the purpose: 
provided, that it shall not be voted upon by the district more Proviso, 
than three times in any one year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the fourth 
day of March, 1915, and after five days it had "the force of a 
law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not returned 
by him with his objections thereto within that time.) 



C/iap.l64 



[1878, 124; 1881, 37; 1882, 187; 1884, 17; 1886, 115, 118; 1890, 40; 1892, 64; 1894, 42; 1897, 
101; 1899, 356; 1901, 207; 1902, 194, 461; 1904, 197; 1906, 80; 1907, 568; 1908, 131, 588; 
1909, 76; 1910, 138; 1911, 40, 41; 1913, 171.] 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to make an 
additional water loan. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton, for the purposes Brockton 
named in chapter one hundred and twenty-four of the acts Ac\*o^f i9iT' 
of the year eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, may issue, 
from time to time, bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars, in addition to the amounts 
heretofore authorized by law to be issued by said city for 
water works purposes; and the same shall not be reckoned 
in determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the 
said city. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Brockton Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty years from 
their dates of issue, shall bear interest, payable semi-annually 
at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum ; 
and shall be signed by the treasurer of the city and counter- 
signed by the mayor. The city may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value, and no part of the proceeds shall be used in 
payment of running expenses. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing said Payment 
loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual pay- 
ments, beginning not more than one year after the date of 
each respective issue of bonds or notes as will extinguish the 
same within the time prescribed by this act, and the amount 
of any annual payment shall not be less than the amount of 



110 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 165, 166. 

toan™^"*^"^ the principal payable in any subsequent year. And when 
a vote to the foregoing effect has been passed a sum which, 
with the income derived from water rates, will be sufficient 
to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and 
the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid by said city, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the city annually thereafter, in the same manner in which 
other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said 
loan is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 11, 1915. 

Chap.lQ5 An Act to confirm the locations granted by the town 
OF north attleborough for lines or wires for the 
transmission of electricity. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

gmnted°bythe Section 1. All liucs or wircs for the transmission of 

Attiebor^u°gh^ clcctricity for lighting, heat or power heretofore acquired or 

^rii°ltc°'^ constructed by the town of North Attleborough upon, along, 

confirmed." Qvcr and Under the public ways and places of said town, and 

the poles, piers, abutments, conduits and other fixtures 

necessary to sustain or protect the wires of said lines and 

now in actual use, are hereby made lawful notwithstanding 

the lack of any valid locations therefor or any informality 

in the proceedings relative to their location and erection. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 11, 1915. 

Chap.lQQ An Act to incorporate the sturgis library. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

LiWy.'^'' Section 1. Anne M. Lothrop, William Sturgis Bigelow 

iacorporated. ^^d Amy Lothrop Coolidgc, trustees under an indenture of 
trust of William Sturgis, and holding property, real and 
personal, under such said indenture for the purpose of main- 
taining a free public library in the town of Barnstable, 
and their successors in said trust, are hereby made a corpo- 
ration under the name of The Sturgis Library, with all the 
powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, restrictions 
and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in 
force applicable to such corporations. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 167, 168. Ill 

Section 2. The said corporation may hold real and ^"^y ^'^^^ . 
personal property for the purpose aroresaid to the amount 
of one hundred thousand dollars. All gifts, devises, be- 
quests, and grants to the corporation shall be devoted to said 
purpose and shall be used in conformity with and held upon 
the terms upon which such gifts, devises, bequests or grants 
have been or may hereafter be made, not inconsistent with 
this act: j^^ovided, that the said corporation shall not sell Provisos, 
the real estate acquired by it from the trustees under the 
said indenture of trust of William Sturgis; and provided, 
that the said corporation shall not erect or purchase a library 
building elsewhere than on said real estate. 

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

Ai)yroved March 11, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a pension njiQ^y ^g? 

TO JOSEPH H. o'tOOLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay to Joseph H. O'Toole, a former employee of that city pe^ionV 
who was injured while in the employment of the city, an o°Tooief ' 
annual pension equal to one half of the average annual 
compensation paid to him during the last three years of his 
employment by the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Time of tak- 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval '°s effect. 
of the mayor. Approved March 11, 1915. 

[Accepted May 6, 1915.] 

An Act to incorporate the bliss trust of st. John's (jhnrf igc 

episcopal church. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Clarence B. Roote, John F. Lambie, William The Biiss Trust 
A. Clark, Christian J. Hills and Everett Kimball, their l:^^,^°af' ' 
associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation by ^oj^ted ^'^^'^^' 
the name of The Bliss Trust of St. John's Episcopal Church, 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general 
laws now or hereafter in force relating to religious and 
charitable corporations, so far as the same are applicable. 
The number of members of said corporation shall be not less 
than five nor more than fifteen, and the protestant episcopal 



112 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 169. 



Powers. 



May sell 
securities. 



May hold real 
and personal 
estate. 



bishop of the diocese of western ^Massachusetts and the 
wardens and vestry of the corporation whose corporate 
name is The ^Minister, Wardens, Vestry and Proprietors of 
St. John's Church in Northampton shall be, ex oSiciis, 
members of the corporation hereby created. 

Section 2. The corporation hereby created shall be 
located at Northampton and shall have power to receive, 
hold and manage, upon the trusts set forth in a deed of 
trust and gift signed by Augusta H. Bliss and others, dated 
INJarch thirty-first, nineteen hundred, as modified by a 
supplemental deed of trust dated January twenty-second, 
nineteen hundred and three, the property given by the widow 
and children of George Bliss and the securities in which the 
trust property is now invested, and all other property given 
to the said corporation last mentioned for parochial, religious 
or charitable purposes in connection with St. John's Epis- 
copal Church in Northampton, or for other parochial, relig- 
ious or charitable purposes. 

Section 3. The trustees under said deeds of trust are 
hereby authorized and directed to transfer and deliver all 
of the trust property now held by them to the said The Bliss 
Trust of St. John's Episcopal Church, and said corporation 
shall have full power to sell at public or private sale any or 
all of the securities in which the trust property may be in- 
vested, and to reinvest the proceeds thereof, and so to sell 
and reinvest when and as often as may seem to the corporation 
advisable, for the benefit of the trust, without any obligation 
on the part of any purchaser to see to the application of the 
purchase money. 

Section 4. Said corporation may hold real and personal 
estate for parochial, religious and charitable purposes to an 
amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 11, 1915. 



[Sp Laws, Vol. 2. p. 137; 1839, 114; 1850, 273; ISM, 26S; 1866. 258; 1867. 163, 187; 1858. 
72,302; 1869,380,462; 1871,192; 1877, 143; 1S85, 295; 1891, 2S5; 1892, 3; 1893, 364; 1903, 
282; 1913, 700; 1914, 032.) 

C/iap.l69 An Act to authorize the city of salem to make an 

ADDITIONAL \VATER LOAN AND TO ENLARGE ITS WATER 

SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
CityofSaiom Section 1. The citv of Salem is herebv authorized, for 

may enlarge its ' ^ . * . . . , ' . 

water system, the purposc of crecting, maintammg and operating a reservoir 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 169. 113 

for its water suppl}', to take or acquire by purchase or other- 
wise, such land or rights therein in the town of Danvers as 
may be necessary for the purpose; and the said city may 
also construct, lay out and maintain in the town of Danvers 
conduits, pipes and such other works as may be deemed 
necessary for collecting, purifying, storing, discharging, con- 
ducting and distributing water to and in the city of Salem, 
and may also construct, lay out and maintain in the city 
of Beverly and the towii of Peabody pipes for conducting 
water from said reservoir and works in Danvers to the city 
of Salem: promded, that no conduits or pipes shall be laid ^''°'*'^- 
in a public way either in the town of Danvers or in the 
town of Peabody without the consent of the selectmen, or 
in a public w-ay in the city of Beverly without the consent 
and approval of the mayor and board of aldermen. 

Section 2. The city of Salem, for the purpose of en- saiem Water 
larging its water supply, as described in section one of this {915^' ^''^ °^ 
act, may incur indebtedness to an amoimt not exceeding 
three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor, in addition to the amount hereunto 
authorized by law to be issued by the said city, and the 
same shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory 
limit of the indebtedness of the city. Such bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words, Salem Water Loan, Act of 
1915; shall be signed by the treasurer of the city and counter- 
signed by the mayor; shall be payable at the expiration of 
periods not exceeding thirty years from the date of issue; 
and shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not 
exceeding four and one half per cent per annum. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The city may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale on such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their par 
value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used 
only for the purposes specified herein. 

Section 3. The city shall, at the time of authorizing the Payment 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such ^^ ^°^°' 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date of each issue, as will extinguish each loan within 
the time prescribed by this act; and the amount of such 
annual payment in any year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. 
When a vote to the foregoing effect has been passed, a sum 
which, with the income derived from water rates, will be 



114 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 170. 



Description 
of land, to 
be filed. 



Damages, etc. 



Penalty for 
Ijolhition of 
water, etc. 



Payment of Sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating its water 
works, and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes 
issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the 
principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the city annually thereafter, in the same manner in 
which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred bv 
said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 4. Said city, witliin sixty days after the taking 
of any lands or any rights therein under the authority of 
this act, shall file and cause to be recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the southern district of the countv of Essex, a 
description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, 
with a statement of the purpose for which the same were 
taken, signed by the mayor. 

Section 5. Any damage occasioned by the taking of 
land, or any right therein, or by the doing of any other act 
authorized hereby, shall be ascertained and recovered as in 
the case of land taken for the laying out of highways in the 
city of Salem. 

Section 6. \Mioever uses any water taken under this 
act without the consent of the city, or wilfully or wantonly 
corrupts, pollutes or diverts any waters taken or held by 
said city pursuant to the provisions of this act, or destroys 
or injures any structure or work or any property owned or 
used bv the citv of Salem under the authoritv of this act, 
shall forfeit and pay to said city three times the amount of 
the damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action 
of tort; and upon the conviction of any person of violation 
of any of the above provisions, he shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment 
for a term not exceeding one year. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 11, 1915. 

[1915, 309, Spec] 
(1872, 81; 1873, 138; 1885, 363; 1886, 97; 1899, 132; 1910, 461; 1913, 327.] 

Chap. 170 An Act to establish a department of streets and 

ENGINEERING IN THE CITY OF FITCHBURG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There is hereby established in the city of 
Fitchburg a department of streets and engineering, which 
shall be under the charge of a commissioner who shall also 
be the city engineer, and who shall be known as the com- 



Departmont 
of streets and 
engineering in 
the city of 
Fitchburg, 
established. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 170. 115 

missioner of streets. Said commissioner shall be a civil Qualifications of 

,,,, , r»ii 1 • •• commisaioner. 

engineer and shall be a person ntted by education, training 
and experience efficiently to perform the duties of his office. 
He shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation 
by the board of aldermen, to hold office for three years, 
from the first INIonday in the January following the adoption 
of this act and until his successor is appointed and qualified, 
and thereafter the term of office of such commissioner and 
engineer shall be for three years from the first ]\Ionday of 
January in the year of his appointment and until his successor 
is appointed and qualified. He may be removed by the Removal and 
mayor and board of aldermen. A vacancy may be filled at "^'^^^'^^y- 
any time for the unexpired term. Said commissioner and 
engineer shall devote his whole time to the work of his de- 
partment, and shall receive such compensation for his 
services as the city council shall from time to time determine. 

Section 2. Said commissioner and engineer shall have Commissioner 
the direction, care and supervision of the construction, powe^rs^and"' 
alteration, maintenance and repair of highways, streets, side- ^'^*''^^- 
walks and bridges by the city, and the care, supervision and 
control of street lighting and of street watering. He shall 
assign places in the highways or other ways for telegraph, 
telephone, electric light, or other poles, the erection of which 
may be authorized by the mayor and board of aldermen. 
He shall make all necessary and proper arrangements for 
laying dust and for cleaning streets, and for collecting and 
disposing of ashes. Said commissioner and engineer may General super- 
apportion and delegate his various powers and duties to a Lp^^intment, 
general superintendent who shall be appointed annually by ®*'°' 
him. The salary of the general superintendent shall be 
fixed by the city council, and, unless it is otherwise provided, 
the commissioner and engineer shall fix the compensation 
of all other persons employed in his department. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the term of the ap- Additional 
pointment of the board of special sewer commissioners, who ^^^'^^' ®**- 
now have control of the construction, maintenance and repair 
of main drains and common sewers of the city, or when the 
work of the said special commissioners is fully completed, 
the said commissioner and engineer shall assume, as part of 
the duties of his department, the construction, maintenance 
and repair of all main drains and common sewers, and shall 
exercise supervision and control of all buildings and structures, 
and all other equipment, owned or used by the city in its 
system of sewage disposal. 



116 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 170. 



Construction 
of all public 
work. 



May employ 
assistants, etc. 



Proviso. 



Contracts. 



To be surveyor 
of highways. 



Repeal. 



Sfxtion 4. Said commissioner and engineer by himself 
or his assistants, under his direction, unless othenvise pro- 
vided, shall take charge of the construction of all public 
work of the city which comes under his department; shall 
perform such engineering service, make such examinations, 
and prepare all such estimates and specifications as may be 
needed by any department for the discharge of its duty. 
He shall supervise all repairs on bridges used as highways, 
which affect the safety of the structure; and when required 
by the mayor, or by any officer or board in charge of a de- 
partment, shall measure the work done by contract for the 
city, and certify to the results of such measurements. He 
shall make surveys, measurements, levels and estimates, 
and shall perform all other duties of a civil engineer, laying 
out and constructing streets, sidewalks, drains, sewers and 
other public work delegated to, or undertaken by his de- 
partment, and shall perform any and all such other service 
within the scope of his department as may be required by 
the mayor, board of aldermen, city council, or any com- 
mittee thereof, the city solicitor, or the board having charge 
of any other department. 

Section 5. Said commissioner and engineer may from 
time to time employ such office or field assistants as he may 
require in the performance of the duties of his department, 
and shall determine their compensation; and unless now or 
hereafter otherwise provided, may expend such sums for 
labor, materials, implements, appliances and incidental ex- 
penses, as may be necessary for the use of his department: 
provided, that all such expenditures for the employment of 
assistants and for material and other incidentals shall be 
limited to the amount actually appropriated by the city 
council for said department. 

Section 6. All contracts made bv said commissioner 
and engineer for public work or for supplies, or for material, 
shall be subject to the provisions of the revised ordinances of 
the year nineteen hundred and six, or the amendments thereof. 

Section 7. Said commissioner and engineer shall have 
and exercise the powers of sur^•eyors of highways in towns, 
and his powers and duties may at any time be further defined 
by ordinance of the city council. 

Section 8. So much of chaj^ter eighty-one of the acts 
of the year eighteen himdrcd and seventy-two, and of any 
acts in addition thereto, or in amendinont thereof, and of 
chapter one hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 171. 117 

eighteen hundred and ninety-nine as may be inconsistent 
herewith, is hereby repealed. 

Section 9. This act shall be submitted to the voters of matted "o" 
the city of Fitchburg at the next municipal election in the "^°*f ^ ^* ^^^ , 

•' , ~ , , -t^ , next municipal 

form of the following question to be printed on the official election. 
ballot: — " Shall an act passed by the general court in 1915, 
providing for the establishment of a department of streets 
and engineering in the city of Fitchburg, be accepted ? " And 
if a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the affirma- 
tive, this act shall take full effect on the first day of Janu- 
ary next succeeding such acceptance; otherwise it shall be 
void. Approved March 11, 1915. 

[1915, 289, Spec] 
[1915, 71, Spec] 

An Act to abolish the office of assistant engineer of Chap. 171 

THE fire department IN THE CITY OF WOBURN AND TO 
CHANGE THE METHOD OF APPOINTMENT OF THE CHIEF 
ENGINEER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section thirty-two of chapter one hundred amLdld.^^^' 
and seventy-two of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-seven is hereby amended by striking out the 
words "and an assistant engineer", in clause Eighth, in 
the twenty-fifth line, so that the said clause will read as 
follows: — Eighth. A chief engineer of the fire depart- 
ment. 

Section 2. Said section thirty-two is hereby further i897, 172, § 32, 
amended by striking out the last two sentences thereof, be- amended, 
ginning with the words "The fire department", and in- office of 
serting in place thereof the words: — The fire department ^g'f*^"*^^ ^j^^ 
shall consist of a chief engineer and of such other officers ofth^^'lt'^T"* 
and members as the citv council bv ordinance shall from Fitchburg 

,. , ,. .1 ' n-iu \ 1 • e • i? xi abolished, etc. 

time to time prescribe, ine present cliier engineer or the 
fire department shall continue to hold office during the re- 
mainder of the term for which he was elected, and in the 
month of March, in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
there shall be appointed by the mayor a chief engineer of the 
fire department to hold office during good behavior, unless 
incapacitated through physical or mental disability from 
performing the duties of his position, or unless removed by 
the mayor, after written notice and a due hearing, for such 
cause as he shall deem sufficient and shall express in the 
order of removal; and the office shall become vacant upon 



118 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 172, 173. 

the filinfj; with the city clerk of such order of removal and 
the service of a copy thereof upon said engineer, either 
personally or by leaving the same at his last and usual 
place of residence. Any vacancy in the office of chief 
engineer may be filled from time to time by appointment 
by the mayor. 
Section .3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

xipiwoved March 12, 1915. 

Chap, 172 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pay a 

SUM OF MONEY TO JAMES F. POWERS. 

Be it enacted, etc, as follow ft: 

Brockton may Section 1. The city of Bfockton is hereby authorized, 
moMVX"jame8 ^^-' ^ ^'^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^'^^^' couucil, Avitli the approval of the mayor, 
F. Powers. to pay to Jamcs F. Powers the sum of nine hundred dollars, 
in full compensation for services rendered by him to the city 
as superintendent of outdoor work in the highway depart- 
ment during the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 

Chap. 17 3 An Act making appropriations for salaries akt> ex- 
penses IN the department of the fire prevention 
commissioner for the metropolitan district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

uS^tiTopr^"^^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
vention com- approiiriatcd, to be paid out of the treasurv of the common- 

missionor, ill ' _ r- Pin' 

metropolitan Wealth, for salarics and expenses of the fire prevention com- 
missioner for the metropolitan district, for the year ending 
November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, which 
amounts are to be assessed upon certain cities and towns in 
the metropolitan district, as provided for by chapter seven 
hundred and ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

Commissioner, ],\)p ^\^^. salarv of the connnissioner, the sum of thirtv-five 

salary. • ' * 

hundred dollars. 

TOmmissioner. l'^^^ the Salary of the deinity connnissioner, twenty-five 
hundred dollars. 

Secretary. jOj^f tlic salaTv of tlic Secretary, twenty-five hundred 

dollars. 

ote."''^™''''"''' I'^^r stenograi>hcrs, clerks and other assistants, twenty- 
three hundretl dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 174, 175, 176. 119 

For rents, travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum Rents, etc. 
not exceeding twenty-six hundred and fifty dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 

[1903, 210; 1012, 131.] 

An Act relative to the protection of shellfish in the (JJiaj) 174 

WATERS ADJOINING THE TOWN OF EDGARTOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section three of chapter two hundred and sixteen of the i903, 210, § 3, 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, as amended l)y ^^^'' "'"^" '^ ' 
chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and twelve, is hereby further amended by 
striking out the words "one and three quarters", in the 
fourth line, and hiserting in place thereof the word: — two, 
— so as to read as follows: — Sect inn 3. No person shall fhoimsh'^n'the 
take from their beds in said town, or sell or offer for sale, or waters adjoin- 

1 . , . . 1.,,, , , , ing the town 

nave in his possession, any little neck clams or quahaugs of Edgartown. 
measuring less than two inches across the widest part. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for expenses of the CIkxt) 175 
homestead commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of thirty-three hundred dollars is Homestead 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the appropriation. 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compen- 
sation of the members, and for the clerical and other expenses 
of the homestead commission, during the year ending No- 
vember thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for sundry miscel- (Jhav 176 

LANEOUS expenses AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth cxpense3°°°'^^ 
from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise specified, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 



120 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 177. 

Repair, etc., Yor cxpeiises incurred in the construction and repair of 

Mashpee. Toads ui tlic town of Mashpcc during the year nineteen hun- 

dred and fourteen, the sum of three hundred dollars. 
Reimburse- YoT reimbursing certain officials for premiums paid for 

nient of certain . ,. ii-ii j_ i* 

officials. procunng sureties on their bonds, a sum not exceeding 

twenty-five hundred dollars. 
Medical YoT mcdical examiners' fees, a sum not exceeding eight 

examiners fees. i i i 1 1 <=> a 

hundred dollars. 
Damages by For the payment of damages caused by Avild deer for the 

wild deer. .1 • j. j • j. 1 

present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars. 

Small items j^or small itcms of expenditure for which no appropriations 

have been made, and for cases in which appropriations 
have been exhausted or have reverted to the commonwealth 
in previous years, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, 
to be expended under the direction of the auditor of the 
commonwealth. 

Investigation YoT cxpenscs of au investigation of the water ])ower re- 

ol water power 01 ii i-iii 

resources. sourccs oi tlic commonwcalth, as authorized by chapter 

five hundred and sixty-four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars. 
Headquartersof YoT defraying the expenses of the headquarters of the de- 
partment of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, 
the sum of one thousand dollars. 
Commission to YoT compensatioii of the members of the commission 
changes in laws appointed uudcr the provisions of chapter one hundred and 
ife^l^ete. twenty-one of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred 

and fourteen, to recommend changes in the laws relative to 
liens, mortgages, tax collectors, deeds, and the taking of 
land for taxes, the sura of forty-five hundred dollars. 
Sich™^* 1^0^ t^^^ compensation of William I. Leach, as provided 

by chapter one hundred and three of the resolves of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, the sum of three hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 

Chap. 177 An Act to authorize the enlargement and improve- 
ment OF NONANTUM SQUARE IN THE CITY OF NEWTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Newton SECTION 1. Authoritv is hcrcbv given to the city of 

may enlarge ' •. xt • xl i. 

and improve Ncwtoii to ciilarge aiid improve rsonantum square in that 

Nonantum ° 

square. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 177. 121 

city and the streets and ways thereof and adjacent thereto 
and extending therefrom; and to take all legal proceedings 
necessary for this purpose, and to lay out, widen and re- 
locate any of said streets or ways, and to take any steps 
necessary therefor, and for the safety and convenience of 
the public and the regulation of traffic therein by any legal 
method whatsoever. 
Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, so far as is au- May acquire 

ji-iii 'I'i ii •! 1 certain land. 

thorized by law, said city may take or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise, on the northerly side of said Nonantum square, 
more land and property than is needed for the actual con- 
struction of said highways and streets, to wit: the parcel 
of land bounded northwesterly by Centre street, north- 
easterly by Washington street, southerly by the northerly 
side line of the location of the Boston and Albany Railroad 
Company, New York Central and Hudson River Railroad 
Company, Lessee; and after so much of said land has been 
appropriated for such highways and streets as is needed 
therefor, may sell the remainder for value, with or without 
suitable restrictions, all in accordance with the provisions 
of Article XXXIX of the amendments to the constitution 
of the commonwealth. 

Section 3. The city is further authorized to take or May purchase 
acquire by purchase or otherwise a strip of land, or such of knd.^*"^ 
easement therein as may be necessary or convenient for 
carrying out the purposes of this act, the said strip of land 
to extend along the easterly and northeasterly line of Centre 
street and Washington street between Jefferson street and 
Herman terrace for such distance as may be necessary or 
convenient for carrying out the provisions of this act, and 
to be not more than twelve feet in width from the present 
line of the said streets. The city shall have the right to 
remove the whole or any part of the buildings upon the land 
so taken or in which an easement is taken, and may make 
necessary alterations in any buildings upon the land taken 
or upon the remaining land of the owners thereof. 

Section 4. Any person suffering damage by any taking Damages, 
of his property or by any other act hereunder shall be en- 
titled to recover the same in the manner prescribed by law 
for the recovery of damages in the case of land taken for 
streets and ways in the said city. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 



122 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 178, 179. 



City of Boston 
may lease or 
sell certain 
land, etc. 



[1897, 347.] 

Chap. 17 S An Act to authorize the city of boston to lease or 

SELL certain LAND BETWEEN HAVERHILL AND CANAL 
STREETS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
lease or sell the whole or any part of the land between Haver- 
hill and Canal streets, transferred to the city by the Boston 
transit commission, as provided by chapter three hundred 
and forty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-seven. 

Section 2. So much of section one of said chapter three 
hundred and forty-seven as requires said land to be used 
for a market or other public purpose is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved March 18, 1915. 



Repeal. 



Appropriations, 

educational 

expenses. 



Chap. 179 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the board of education 

AND for sundry OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses, to be 
expended with the approval of the board of education, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioner, deputy commis- 
sioners, assistants, agents, and for clerical and messenger 
services of said board, a sum not exceeding forty-eight 
thousand four hundred and eighty dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the commissioner, deputies, 
agents and assistants, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For rent of office for use of the board of education, a sum 
not exceeding forty-four hundred and eighty-fi\-e dollars. 

For incidental expenses of the board, travelling and other 
necessary expenses of the members thereof, and for obtaining 
information regarding educational methods in other states, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For ])rinting and binding the annual reports and bulletins, 



Commissioner, 
deputies, etc., 
salaries. 



Travelling 
expenses. 



Rent of office. 



Incidental 
expenses, etc, 



Printing and 
binding. 



a sum not exceeding forty-five iiundrcd dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 179. 123 

For furnishing school committees with rules for testing the ruIcs of testing 
sight and hearing of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight hun- hlaHn^'^ 
dred dollars. 

For school registers and other school blanks for cities and ^^^°°^ registers. 
towns, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

To enable small towns to provide themselves with school f"te7OT*smfii 
superintendents, a sum not exceeding eighty-one thousand *°^'^^- 
dollars. 

For the payment of tuition of children in high schools Tuition of 
outside of the town in which they live, as provided by cMdren. 
section three of chapter forty-two of the Revised Laws, as 
amended by chapter four hundred and thirty-three of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and two, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding seventy-nine 
thousand six hundred and ten dollars. 

For the payment of transportation of high school pupils Transportation 
to outside high schools in certain cases, a sum not exceeding puplia!*''* 
twenty-four thousand dollars. 

For training teachers for vocational schools, a sum not Training 
exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For aid to pupils in state normal schools, a sum not ex- Aid to normal 
ceeding four thousand dollars, payable in semi-annual in- ^'^ °° ^^^^ ^" 
stalments, to be expended under the direction of the board 
of education. 

For expenses of teachers' institutes, a sum not exceeding Teachers' 

/» 1 1 1 1 11 institutes. 

live hundred dollars. 

For the Massachusetts Teachers' Association, the sum of Teachers'^''''*'^ 
three hundred dollars, subject to the approval of the board Association. 
of education. 

For expenses of county teachers' associations, a sum not County 
exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars. associations. 

To provide for the instruction of the adult blind at their instruction of 
homes by the Perkins Institution and the IMassachusetts ^ ^ 
School for the Blind, the sum of five thousand dollars. 

For the education of deaf pupils of the commonwealth in Education of 
the schools designated by law, for the present year and ^^ ^^^ ^' 
previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred and twenty- 
eight thousand dollars. 

For the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for Perkins 
the Blind, as provided by chapter nineteen of the resolves Massachusetts 
of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, the sum of the b'/iucL 
thirty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and necessary expenses of state normal schools, state normal 

.■I i? 11 • ^ schools. 

the lollowmg sums : — 



124 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 180. 



Bridgewater. 
Fitchburg. 

Framing ham. 

Hyannis. 

Lowell. 

North Adams. 
Salem. 

Westfield. 
Worcester. 



Normal art 
school. 



Bridgewater, a sum not exceeding sixty-eight thousand 
nine hundred and eighty-six dollars. 

Fitchburg, a sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-four dollars, in addition to certain 
sums received from the city of Fitchburg. 

Framingham, a sum not exceeding fifty-sLx thousand six 
hundred and fifty-five dollars. 

Hyannis, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand 
three hundred and eighty dollars. 

Lowell, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand five 
hundred and eighty-six dollars, in addition to certain sums 
received from the citv of Lowell. 

North Adams, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand 
three hundred and one dollars. 

Salem, a sum not exceeding forty-nine thousand nine 
hundred and twelve dollars, in addition to certain sums 
received from the city of Salem. 

Westfield, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand 
four hundred and fifty-four dollars. 

Worcester, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine thousand six 
hundred and ten dollars. 

Normal art school, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand 
five hundred and forty-five dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 18, 1915. 



[1852, 94; 1902, 134; 1909, 244.] 

C/ia/;. 180 An Act relative to the promotion of certain 

MEMBERS OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF 
SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The mayor and aldermen of the city of 
Springfield are hereby authorized to appoint without further 
civil service examination the police patrol drivers and the 
clerk of the police department now employed in said capacities 
by the city, as regular members of the police department 
with the same standing as regular ])atrolmen in said de- 
partment. 

Section 2. The powers and duties conferred and im- 
posed by section one of this act upon the mayor and alder- 
men may be exercised and performed by the city council in 
such manner as it may prescribe, and wholly or in part 
through the agency of any })crsons acting as a board whom 



Promotion 
of certain 
members of 
the police 
department of 
the city of 
Springfield. 



Powers and 
duties may be 
delegated. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 181, 182. 125 

it may designate and with such limitations of power as it 
may by ordinance determine. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved March 18, 1915. 



An Act making an appropriation for the suppression C}iav.V&\ 

OF THE gypsy AND BROW^N TAIL MOTHS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folhws: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred and seventy-five Suppression 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of aLn^rown^ 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, ^'^'^ moths. 
for the suppression of the gypsy and brown tail moths and 
for expenses incidental thereto, as authorized by chapter 
four hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine, the same to be in addition to the amounts 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayiyroved March 18, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the salary and njinj) i go 
expenses of the state forester. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth state forester. 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state forester's depart- 
ment, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the state forester, five thousand dollars, state forester, 

For clerical assistance and incidental and contingent ex- !f''''';^" 
penses, and for establishing forest tree nurseries, a sum not assistance. 
exceeding tw^enty thousand dollars. 

For the purchase of land for reforestation, ten thousand ^f"^ ^^\. 

1 ■,■, reforestation. 

dollars. 

To provide for the better prevention of forest fires, a sum Prevention of 
not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. ^°'^'^®* ^^'^^' 

For aiding towns in preventing or extinguishing forest Aiding towns 
fires and in making protective belts or zones as a defence firesretc°*'°^ 
against forest fires, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 18, 1915. 



126 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 183. 



Appropriations, 

Massachusetts 

highway 

commission. 



Chap. 1S3 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the Massachusetts highway commission, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, to wnt: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, the sum of thirteen 
thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the engineers, clerks and assistants, a 
sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For travelling and other expenses of the commission, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For rent of offices, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars. 

For postage, printing and other necessary office expenses, 
including printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For care and repair of machinery and tools, including 
storage, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the suppression of gypsy and brown tail moths and 
other insect pests which threaten the trees on state high- 
ways, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the repair of a certain highway in the towii of Truro, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of state highways, for the present 
year and previous years, the sum of two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to the amount 
authorized to be expended out of the INfotor Vehicle Fees 
Fund, as authorized by section thirty of chapter five hun- 
dred and thirty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and nine. 

For the maintenance and operation of the Newburyport 
bridge and the Brightman street bridge in Fall River, a sum 
not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For widening and reconstructing existing state highways, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take ett'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March IS, 1915. 



Commiasioners, 
salaries. 

Engineers, 
clerks, etc. 

Travelling 
expenses, etc. 

Rent of offices. 



Postage, 
printing, etc. 



Care of 
machinery, etc. 

Suppression of 
gypsy and 
brown tail 
moths, etc. 

Certain 

highway in 
Truro. 

Maintenance 
of state 
highways. 



Newburyport 
and Brightman 
street bridge.1. 



Widening state 
highways, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 184. 127 

(1894, 548; 1897, 347, 500; 1902, 114, 534; 1903, 190; 1905, 187; 1911, 741; 1913, 667.] 

An Act to abolish the tolls for the use of the east (JIku) 184 

boston tunnel. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The mayor and city council of the city of So/the E^ast 
Boston shall appropriate annually until the tenth day of aboighed""'^^ 
June, in the year nineteen hundred and twenty-two, from 
the tax levy a sum which, together with the rental received 
from the Boston Elevated Railway Company for the lease 
of the East Boston tunnel, shall be sufficient to meet the 
annual interest and sinking fund requirements of the bonds 
issued to pay for the construction of said tunnel. The sum 
necessary to be appropriated in each year from taxes for this 
purpose shall be determined by the sinking funds commis- 
sioners of said city, and shall be at least equal to the net 
amount of tolls collected in the preceding year. The amount 
so determined by the sinking funds commissioners to be 
necessary shall be certified by them to the mayor, who shall 
include said amount in the annual budget or in a supple- 
mental budget, and said amount shall not be reduced by the 
mayor or the city council. Upon the making of such an 
appropriation, the amount appropriated shall be paid to 
the sinking funds commissioners and shall be held by them, 
together with said rental received from the Boston Elevated 
Railway Company, to meet the principal and interest pay- 
ments on the bonds issued for the construction of said 
tunnel. Upon such payment, the mayor shall issue an order 
in writing to the Boston Elevated Railway Company re- 
quiring that the collection of tolls for the use of said tunnel 
shall cease for a period of one year from the date when said 
appropriation is paid over to the sinking funds commis- 
sioners, and after the receipt of such order by said company 
no tolls shall be collected for the use of said tunnel for that 
year. 

Section 2. The taxes assessed on property in the city Amount of 
of Boston, as provided by section fifty-three of Part I of *^^^' 
chapter four hundred and ninety of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and nine, as amended by section one of 
chapter five hundred and twenty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and ten, shall not exceed ten dollars and 
sixty cents instead of ten dollars and fifty-five cents as pro- 
vided by said chapter five hundred and twenty-one. 



128 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 185. 



Repeal. 



Enforcement 
of provisions. 



Damages. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Section 3. Chapter six hundred and sixty-seven of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 4. Any court having jurisdiction in equity, or 
any justice thereof, shall have jurisdiction in equity to en- 
force the provisions of this act. 

Section 5. Any bondholder whose property is injured 
by the abolition of the East Boston tunnel tolls under this 
act, and who cannot agree with the city treasurer and the 
mayor as to the damages so sustained, may have the same 
determined by a jury in the superior court for the county 
of SufTolk on petition against the city of Boston filed in 
the office of the clerk of said court within one year after the 
passage of this act, and judgment shall be entered upon the 
determination of the jury, and costs shall be taxed and 
execution issued as in civil cases. The treasurer of the 
city, or the sinking funds commissioners may agree with 
any bondholder for the purchase and redemption, out of any 
funds available for the reduction of the city debt, of any 
bonds held by the bondholder. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect on the thirty-first 
day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
provided that it is accepted prior to that date by the mayor 
and citv council of the citv of Boston. 

Approved March 19, 1915. 

[1915, 324, Spec! 



[190S, 369.] 

Cnap.iQO ^^ ^^rj, rpQ authorize the town of reading to borrow 
money to extend its lighting plant in certain terri- 
tory WITHOUT THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Reading may SECTION 1. The towu of Reading may Incur debt within 
to eTtencHts*^^ tlic limit of indebtedness prescribed in chapter seven hundred 
w'ithout the"*^^ and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
town limits. thirteen, for the purposes of extending or enlarging its electric 
lio-htini'' plant within the limits of the territur\- a\ ithin which 
the town of Reading was authorized to distribute electricity 
for light, heat and power by the provisions of chapter three 
hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and eight; said territory comprising the towns of 
North Reading, Wilmington and that part of the town of 
Lynnfield known as Lvnnfield Centre. The indebtedness 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 186. 129 

incurred hereunder shall be payable within twenty years 
after the same is incurred. 

Section 2. The authority granted by this act shall be Authority 
exercised strictly in accordance with the provisions of chapter ^™'''^'^- 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen and of the amendments thereof and 
additions thereto, except as such provisions may be in- 
consistent with the provisions of section one of this act. 

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

Approved March 20, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of north adams to erect nhny i §q 

A HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING AND TO BORROW MONEY THERE- 
FOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purpose of constructing and equipping North Adama 
a high school and of procuring land therefor, the city of Loln.^Act of 
North Adams is hereby authorized to borrow a sum not ex- ^^^^' 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars, outside of the statu- 
tory limit of indebtedness, and to issue notes or bonds 
therefor. Such notes or bonds shall bear on their face the 
words, North Adams High School Loan, Act of 1915; shall 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after their respective dates, as will extinguish 
each loan within twenty years from its date; and the amount 
of such annual payment in any year shall not be less than 
the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, payable semi-annually. The city may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall not 
be sold for less than their par value, and the proceeds shall 
be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^ '°^°' 
ance with the provisions of section one of this act; and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to 
pay the interest as it accrues on the said bonds or notes, 
and to make such payments on the principal as maj^ be 
required by this act shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the city annually thereafter in the same 



130 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 187, 188. 



Vote of the 
town of Fal- 
mouth to 
remodel its 
town hall, etc., 
ratified. 



manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt 
incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 20, 1015. 

Chap. 187 An Act to ratify the vote of the to\vn of falmouth 
TO remodel its town hall and to borrow money 

THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action taken and the votes passed by 
the town of Falmouth at its annual town meeting on the 
seventeenth day of February in the current year, appro- 
priating the sum of ten thousand dollars for the purpose of 
remodeling its town hall, are hereby ratified and confirmed; 
and the said town is hereby authorized to appropriate 
twenty-five hundred dollars from the taxes of the current 
year, and to issue its negotiable notes or its bonds for the 
purposes specified in said votes to the amount of seventy- 
five hundred dollars, bearing interest and payable in sums 
of twenty-five hundred dollars in the years nineteen hundred 
and seventeen, nineteen hundred and eighteen and nineteen 
hundred and nineteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22, 1915. 

Chap. 18S An Act to authorize the town of Arlington to con^^ey 
certain lands to the metropolitan park commission 
and to provide for the construction of a parkway 
or boulevard in said town. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The park commissioners and cemetery com- 
missioners of the town of Arlington are hereby authorized 
on behalf of the town to convey to the commonwealth, 
through its board of metropolitan park commissioners, free 
of cost to the commonwealth, so much of the land of said 
town controlled, respectively, by said park and said cemetery 
commissioners as the metropolitan park commission may 
deem necessary for the construction and maintenance of a 
parkway or boulevard from jMedford street to INIystic street, 
on or near lower INIystic lake in said town, and also to release 
to the commonwealth free of cost any claims of said town 
for damages by reason of any taking of said lands by the 
metropolitan park commission for the i)urposes of this act. 



Town of 
Arlington may 
convey certain 
lands to the 
metropolitan 
park commis- 
sion, etc. 



Chap. 1S9 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 189, 190. 131 

Section 2. The metropolitan park commission is also May construct 
authorized to acquire so much of said lands as may be ^^^ ^^^' ®'^" 
deemed necessary for said parkway or boulevard purposes 
from said town by purchase, gift or right of eminent domain 
and to construct and maintain therein a parkway or boule- 
vard and, in addition to any funds now or hereafter pro- 
vided for the purpose, to expend such sums as said com- 
mission may deem available: iwovided, however, that no Proviso, 
expenditure for construction or maintenance shall be made 
by the metropolitan park commission until the title to said 
lands has been conveyed to the commonwealth by the town 
of Arlington without any expense to the commonwealth. 

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

A-p2^roved March 22, 1915. 

[1875, 241; 1877, 53; 1886, 33; 1889, 297; 1890, 355, 405; 1895, 408; 1896, 293; 1897, 442; 
1898, 149, 174, 400; 1899, 239, 362; 1900, 235; 1901, 288, 448, 473; 1902, 386; 1903, 170; 
1904, 376; 1905, 349, 392; 1906, 205, 231, 259, 318; 1907, 295, 357, 450; 1908, 589; 1909, 120, 
388, 440; 1911, 708; 1912, 195; 1913, 337, 363, 389; 1914, 128, 274, 489.] 

An Act to authorize the school committee of the 

CITY of boston to CONDUCT COURSES FOR THE IMPROVE- 
MENT OF TEACHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolhws: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston School com- 

], Pxl* j.i?j_i mittee of 

may conduct courses tor the improvement or teachers or Boston may 
others in its service, or for the training and qualification of for°thrim-"'^'"^^ 
persons who are or may become candidates for positions as ^[teachers 
teachers in special schools or subjects. The committee 
may employ such persons as it deems expedient in connection 
with the said courses, and may fix their compensation. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apyromd March 22, 1915. 

[1915, 300, Spec] 
[1906, 189; 1907, 248; 1908, 225; 1911, 167.] 

An Act to authorize the hiring of beds for tuber- C/iap.l90 
cuLous patients in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
twenty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eight, as amended by chapter one hundred and sixty-seven 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the word "sixteen", in 
the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the word : — 



1908, 225, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



132 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 191, 192. 



City of Boston eighteen, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 

for'tubercuLus tfustees of the new hospital for consumptives in the city of 

patients. Boston are hereby authorized to hire beds in private hospitals 

for the use of needy tuberculous patients who are residents 

of said citv, until the first dav of Julv, nineteen hundred 

and eighteen; but the said beds shall not exceed one hundred 

in number, and the price paid therefor shall not exceed eight 

dollars a week for each bed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22, 1915. 



(7/iap.l91 An Act to authorize the building of a crossing, road- 
way AND ford over AND IN THE CONNECTICUT RIVER TO 
ELWELL's island BETWEEN N0RTHA:MPT0N AND HADLEY. 



Crossing, 
roadway and 
ford may be 
built over and 
in the Con- 
necticut river 
to Elwell's 
island, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. Permission is hereby granted to build a 
crossing, roadway and ford from the Northampton bank of 
the Connecticut river to an island in the river known as 
Elwell's island, at an elevation not exceeding the elevation 
authorized by a permit granted by the board of harbor and 
land commissioners to Frank R. Elwell, dated the twenty- 
second day of September, nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
for a crossing from said bank to the northerly end of said 
island, to be built at a location not more than one thousand 
feet northerly from the highway bridge leading from the 
Northampton bank to the Had ley bank of the river, subject 
to the approval, and removable at the order of said board. 

Section 2. This act shall take efl'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22, 1915. 



Chap. 192 An Act making appropriations for sal.\ries and ex- 
penses IN CONNECTION WITH THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM 
FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the payment of salaries and 
expenses in connection with the retirement system for 
public school teachers, for the year ending NoNember thir- 
tieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, as provided by chapter 
eight hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, to wit: — 



Appropriations, 
retirement 
system for 
public school 
teachers. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 193. 133 

For the salarj^ of the secretary of the teachers' retirement Secretary, 
association, the sum of two thousand dollars. 

For stenographer, clerical and other assistance, a sum not clerical 
exceeding thirty-two hundred and seventy dollars. 

For rent of rooms, a sum not exceeding five hundred and Rent of rooms. 
forty dollars. 

For sundry contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding Contingent 
twenty-two hundred and sixty dollars. expenses. 

For the payment of pensions as provided by said act, a Payment of 
sum not exceeding sixty-three thousand dollars. pensions. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyj^roved March 22, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- njidy \^^ 

PENSES in the department OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
AND FOR SUNDRY MILITARY EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth general's 

» ,1 T r 1 • J • xi department. 

from the ordmary revenue, tor salaries and expenses m the 
department of the adjutant general and for sundry military 
expenses, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the adjutant-general, thirty-six hundred genMlT*" 
dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant adjutant general, eighteen Assistant 
hundred dollars. ^S,"' 

For the salary of a chief clerk, twenty-two hundred dollars, chief cierk. 

For the salary of a second clerk, two thousand dollars. Second cierk. 

For additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding clerical 

,1,1 J -I 111 11 assistance. 

twelve tiiousand one hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent office expenses, including contingent 

• x" ii'j'xi 1 J. J. J* expenses, etc. 

prmtmg and bmdnig the annual report, a sum not exceedmg 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with military accounts not Military 
otherwise provided for, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars. 

For the payment of claims for the death of or injuries to claims for 
horses used by the militia, a sum not exceeding two thousand horees%tc. 
dollars. 

For premiums on bonds for the officers of the militia, a Premiums 
sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of horses for the militia, a sum not ^^^o*ggg^°''^ 
exceeding eight thousand dollars. 



134 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 194. 



Instruction 
in military 
authority, etc. 



Compensation 
of officers 
and men. 



Transportation. 



Rifle practice. 



Purchase of 
uniforms. 



Care of 
property, etc. 



Company 
armorers. 

Instruction 
in riding. 



Allowance to 

headquarters, 

etc. 

Repair of 
clothing. 

Care of United 
States ship, etc. 



For Instruction in military authority, organization and 
administration and in the elements of military art, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For compensation of officers and men of the volunteer 
militia, including expenses at hotels and for subsistence as 
authorized by general or special orders, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred and twelve thousand dollars. Of this amount 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars may be ex- 
pended in connection with military maneuvers. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the volunteer 
militia, when on military duty, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the rifle practice of the 
militia, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For an allowance to commissioned officers of the volunteer 
militia toward the purchase of uniforms, a sum not exceeding 
eighteen thousand dollars. 

For allowance to officers of the volunteer militia for the 
care and responsibility of property, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-six hundred dollars. 

For services of company armorers, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. 

For giving instruction in riding to non-commissioned 
officers and others who are required by law to be mounted, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For allowance to headquarters and companies, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-nine hundred and thirty-five dollars. 

For allov\ance and repair of clothing of the volunteer 
militia, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For furnishing, repair and care of any United States ship 
loaned to the commonwealth for the use of the naval militia, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22, 1915. 



[1908, 628.] 

C/iap. 194 An Act to provide for the surrender, cancell.\tion 

AND exchange OF CERTAIN BONDS OF THE CITY OF 
CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
^^rrcTidcT, Section 1. Registered and coupon bonds issued by the 

CcincGiiiition ^ ^ i»i "111 

and cxehanKo ^itv of Cliclsea uudcr tlic provisious ot cliaTiter six lumdred 

of certain bonds "^ 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 195. 135 

and twenty-eight of the acts of the year nmeteen hundred o^cheSea. 
and eight may be exchanged, upon presentation to the city 
treasurer, for new bonds signed by the treasurer of the 
city, and countersigned by the city auditor and the mayor, 
or by their successors in the executive board of said city. 
Said new bonds so issued, upon the surrender of bonds 
issued under the said act, shall be binding on the city as 
fully as the bonds originally issued under said act. Any 
bond issued under this act for a bond surrendered shall 
mature at the date of maturity fixed in the bond surrendered. 
Bonds issued under the provisions of this act may be sur- 
rendered in exchange for new bonds, from time to time, 
subject to the provisions of this act. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22, 1915. 



[1855,435; 1866,200; 1869,351; 18''0, 321; 1873,67; 1890,172; 1893,412; 1902,339,404; 
1905, 379, 416, 433; 1906, 119; 1910, 442; 1913, 271.] 

An Act to authorize the city of lowell to incur in- 
debtedness FOR the purpose OF INCREASING AND 
PURIFYING ITS WATER SUPPLY. 



C/iap. 195 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of procuring additional ^*^borrow^^' 
water supply, and of improving its storage, filtration, and money to 
distribution facilities, the city of Lowell is hereby authorized water supply, 
to borrow from time to time, outside the statutory limit of ^*''" 
indebtedness, such sums of money as may be deemed neces- 
sary to an amount not exceeding two hundred and twenty 
five thousand dollars, and to issue therefor bonds or notes. 
Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, J^,T®'^ 
Lowell Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such Actofi9i5.' 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years from its date; and the amount of the 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in any 
subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, payable semi-annually. The city may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall 
not be sold for less than their par value. The proceeds of 
any such sale, except premiums, shall be used only for the 



136 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 196. 



Proviso. 



Payment 
of loan. 



purposes herein specified: provided, however, that, of the 
sum authorized to be borrowed pursuant to the provisions 
of this act, an amount not exceeding seventy-five thousand 
dollars shall be used and applied to the payment, cancel- 
lation, and discharge of a certain temporary loan duly and 
legally issued on August twenty-eighth, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, in anticipation of the money to be derived 
from the sale of certain bonds authorized to be issued for 
water department equipment. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of authoriz- 
ing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in 
accordance with section one of this act; and when a vote 
to that effect has been passed a sum, which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the city, 
and to make such payments on the principal as may be re- 
quired under the provisions of this act, shall, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city annually there- 
after, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March 22, 1915. 



elsewhere 
temporarily 



C/iap. 196 An Act relative to the rights of citizens of the city 

OF SALEM WHO MAY BE RESIDING ELSEWHERE TEMPO- 
RARILY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

dtfzM^s°of Section 1. Any citizen of Salem who was liable to 

Salem who may asscssmcnt by rcasou of his residence therein on the first 
'^"' ' day of April, nineteen hundred and fourteen, but who is 

temporarily residing in another city or town because of the 
destruction of his home in Salem by fire on the twenty-fifth 
or twenty-sixth day of June, nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
may continue to be assessed in Salem at his place of residence 
on said first day of April, and, if otherwise qualified in ac- 
cordance Avith the provisions of chapter eight hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen and duly registered as a voter of Salem, may vote 
in any election held in said city until the first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, unless he has changed his 
legal domicile to some other city or town. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 197, 198. 137 

Section 2. The assessors of the city of Salem shall ^es^rsf 
assess all such persons who have not changed their domicile 
to another city or town in the same manner and to the same 
extent as if they were residing in Salem, and no such person 
shall be assessed a tax by any other city or town by reason of 
his temporary residence therein as aforesaid, if he is duly 
assessed in Salem under the provisions of this act. 

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

Approved March 22, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to retire (JJidj) 197 

ARTHUR II. JONES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of New Bedford, by vote of its city council, with city of New 
the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to retire reti/e Arthur 
from active service, at one half the annual rate of compensa- ^' ■^°'^®^" 
tion payable to him at the time of his retirement, to be paid 
out of the treasury of the city, Arthur H. Jones, a captain 
of the police department of the said city who is incapaci- 
tated for active duty: provided, however, that the said com- Proviso, 
pensation shall cease whenever the said Arthur H. Jones 
becomes physically able to engage in any occupation which 
will gain him a livelihood. Approved March 23, 1915. 



Chap. 19S 



An Act to establish the barnstable south fire and 

WATER district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of Barnstable liable to Bamstabie 
taxation in that town and residing within the' territory en- waTer nTstdct! 
closed by the following boundary lines, to wit: — Beginning established. 
at the junction of the centre line of the creek joining Squaw 
island and Nantucket sound, and running in a direction 
nearly due east, by the centre line of said creek to a turn 
in the creek northeast of Squaw island; thence running by 
the line of said creek to its junction with Shore road; thence 
running in a northwesterly direction to the centre line of 
Herring brook at its junction with Wequaquet lake; thence 
running in a southwesterly direction to the junction of 
roads at the southwest corner of Oak Grove cemetery in 
Centerville; thence running to a point on the centre line of 
a road and distant eleven hundred feet from the centre line 
of the county road measured by the centre line of said road, 



138 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 198. 



Barnstable 
South Fire and 
Water District, 
established. 



May make 
contracts. 



May raise 
money by 
taxation. 



First meeting. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at any 
legal meeting. 



which road l)ranches from the county road at a distance of 
seventy-eight hundred and twenty-seven feet from the 
junction of Shore road from Craigville with said county 
road in the village of Centerville, and runs in a northeasterly 
direction between two ponds and is bounded by the estate of 
C. H. Lovell and Highaho farm; thence running due west to 
the shore of Great bay; thence running by the shore of Great 
bay to Nantucket sound; thence running by the shore of 
Nantucket sound to the point of beginning, — shall constitute 
a fire and water district, and are hereby made a body cor- 
porate by the name of Barnstable South Fire and Water 
District; and said corporation, except as herein otherwise 
provided, shall have all the powers and be subject to all the 
duties and liabilities set forth in all general laws now or 
hereafter in force relating to fire and water districts. 

Section 2. The said district may make contracts for the 
purchase of engines and other apparatus and articles necessary 
for the extinguishment of fires, for hydrant and water service, 
for lighting of streets or public places, and for any other thing 
or things that may lawfully be done by said district. 

Section 3. Said district may, at meetings called for the 
purpose, raise money by taxation for any of the purposes for 
which fire districts may, under general laws now or hereafter 
in force, raise money, and for all other purposes necessary or 
proper under the provisions of this act. 

Section 4. The first meeting of said district shall be 
called on petition of five or more legal voters therein, by 
warrant from the selectmen of the town of Barnstable, or 
from a justice of the peace directed to one of the petitioners, 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of said warrant in two or more public places in said district 
seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of 
the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is 
chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a modera- 
tor is chosen. The meeting may then proceed to act on 
the other articles contained in the warrant. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the legal voters of the district present and 
voting thereon at any legal meeting called for the purpose 
within three years after its passage, but the number of meet- 
ings so called in any one year shall not exceed three; and 
for the purpose of being submitted to the voters as afore- 
said this act shall take efl'ect upon its passage. 

Ayinoved March 23, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 199. 139 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and r'/^^^ log 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF PRISON COMMISSIONERS AND 
FOR SUNDRY REFORMATORY EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth commissioner^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the board of prison commis- 
sioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the chairman of the board, four thousand ^^ar"°^°' 
dollars. 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner of prisons, Deputy 
twenty-five hundred dollars. commissioner. 

For the salary of the secretary, twenty-five hundred Secretary. 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding sixty-three Clerical 
hundred and eighty dollars. assistance. 

For the salaries of agents, eighty-six hundred dollars. Agents. 

For travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding four thousand Travelling 
dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including printing Contingent 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding thirty- ^^^^"^^^^^ ^^■ 
five hundred dollars. 

For expenses incurred in removing prisoners to and from Removing 
state and county prisons, a sum not exceeding twenty-two p™°'"^''^- 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the identification of of crfn^Tais*!'' 
criminals, a sum not exceeding three thousand two hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the agent for aiding discharged female Agent for 
prisoners, twelve hundred dollars. dischlrged 

For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state As's^gtance to 
prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison camp and hospital, prisoners. 
and to discharged female prisoners, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved March 23, 1915. 



140 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 200, 201, 202. 



Chap. 200 An Act to confirm certain acts of the town of west 

NEWBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloics: 

of^^e'^town of Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the to-vMi of 
West Newbury Wcst Ncwbury at the annual tovvH meeting in the current 
year are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same 
extent as if the election of the moderator of the meeting and 
the other proceedings had been in strict compliance with 
law. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved March 23, 1915. 

Chap.201 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolhws: 

ho°spitd,^*^*^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
maintenance. priatcd, to bc paid for the maintenance of the Norfolk state 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of seven hundred sixty-two 
dollars and forty-five cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred seventeen thousand one hundred 
thirtv-seven dollars and fiftv-five cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24) 1915. 

Chap. 202 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE-MINDED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 
scho^^orthe Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

Fecble-Minde 
maintenance. 



Fecbie-Minded, priatcd, to be paid for the maintenance of the [Nfassachusetts 

mniTitfinn nop • 

School for the Feeble-Minded, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
to wit : — 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of nineteen thousand three 
hundred thirty-three dollars and twenty-six cents; and 
from the treasurv of the commonwealth from the ordinarv 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 203, 204. 141 

revenue, a sum not exceeding two hundred ninety-one 
thousand fifty-seven dollars and thirty-four cents. 

For the city of Waltham, for the annual assessment due City of 

p , 1 1x1 J. J • X • • J i* Waltham, for 

from the commonwealth toward mamtammg and operatmg certain asseaa- ■ 
a system of sewage disposal at the Massachusetts School for ™^°*' 
the Feeble-INIinded, the sum of eight hundred twenty dollars 
and eighty-nine cents, as provided by section three of chapter 
eighty-three of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chap. 203 

THE K^KEVILLE STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Lakeviiie state 
priated, for the maintenance of the Lakeviiie state sana- main\°e"aS;'e. 
torium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-five thousand 
seven hundred twenty-eight dollars and sixty-seven cents; 
and from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding eighty-nine thousand forty- 
three dollars and thirty-three cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chav-^OA^ 

THE RUTLAND STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Rutland state 
priated, for the maintenance of the Rutland state sana- mafntTnanc'e. 
torium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of forty-three thousand two 
hundred ninetv-two dollars and fortv-nine cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding one hundred forty-nine thousand 
seven hundred seven dollars and fifty-one cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 



142 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 205, 206, 207. 



Chap. 205 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE GARDNER STATE COLONY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Sate colony, Section 1. The siims hereinafter mentioned are appro 

maintenance. priated, foF the maintenance of the Gardner state colony, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said colony now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of two thousand four hiuidred 
dollars and sixty-four cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonw'ealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred sixty thousand two hundred ninety- 
nine dollars and thirty-six cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Amyroved March 24, 1915. 

Chap. 20^ An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE NORTH READING STATE SANATORIUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Reldtng state Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
maintenaiice priated, for the maintenance of the North Reading state 
sanatorium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-one thousand nine 
hundred twenty-six dollars and eight cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-eight thousand nine hundred 
forty-five dollars and forty-two cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apprcned March 24, 1915. 

Chap. 207 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

the foxborough state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Foxborough SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 

state hospital, . piTii i_'i 

mainteuanco. priatcd, for the mauitcnance oi the r oxborough state hospital, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 208, 209. 143 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sura of five thousand three hundred 
thirty-seven dollars and sixty-three cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a 
sum not exceeding one himdred three thousand two hundred 
dollars and thirty-seven cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chap. 20S 

THE WESTBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Westborough 
priated, for the maintenance of the Westborough state mainte^nce.' 
hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, eighty-two thousand nine hundred 
thirty-seven dollars and ninety-nine cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred fifty-four thousand five 
hundred twelve dollars and one cent. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved March 24, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of qjkij) 209 
the westfield state sanatorium. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- westfieid state 
priated, for the maintenance of the Westfieid state sana- mafntenanc'e. 
torium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-six thousand three 
hundred twelve dollars and thirty-six cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding ninety-six thousand nine hundred 
seventy-seven dollars and sixty-four cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 



144 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 210, 211, 212. 



Chap. 210 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

hOTpTtaUchooi, Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
niaintenance. prjated, foF the maintenance of the Massachusetts hospital 
school, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fortv thousand three hun- 
dred eighty dollars and forty-nine cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding forty-one thousand nine hundred one 
dollars and fifty-one cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aj^i^rovsd March 24, 1915. 

Chap. 211 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE WORCESTER STATE ASYLUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

statTlsykim, SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
maintenance. ppiatcd, for the maintenance of the Worcester state asylum, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said asylum now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of ten thousand nine hundred 
fifty-five dollars and eighty-three cents, and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred forty-nine thousand three hun- 
dred forty-four dollars and seventeen cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 2^, 1913. 

Chap. 212 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE STATE FARM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

mafntlmmce. SECTION 1. A sum uot exceeding three hundred fifty- 
nine thousand six hundred dollars is hereby apj>ropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for tlie maintenance of the state farm, 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 213, 214. 145 

during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 21^, 1915. 



An Act making an appropriation for the riaintenance Chap. 213 

OF THE PENIKESE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand ho°phX 
nine hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appropriated, to be maintenance. 
paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the Penikese 
hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A'pyroved March 21^., 1915. 



[1915, 144, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the shellfish commissioners for Chap. 214: 

the city of new BEDFORD AND THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN 
TO ISSUE PERMITS FOR THE TAKING OF MOLLUSKS FOR 
BAIT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The shellfish commissioners for the city of bl'Suldf^ 
New Bedford and the town of Fairhaven, established under the taking of 

.. i>i i> 11111 PI moUusks for 

the provisions of chapter tour hundred and eleven of the bait. 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, are hereby 
authorized to issue permits for the taking of mollusks meas- 
uring not less than two and three quarters inches across the 
widest part, for bait only, from waters under the jurisdiction 
of said commissioners, and to fix the fees therefor. Persons 
to whom permits are granted under the authority of this act 
shall not be required to sell or otherwise dispose of mollusks 
taken under such permits to the holder of a second class 
license, as provided by said chapter four hundred and eleven. 
The holders of such permits are, however, hereby prohibited 
from using, selling or disposing of the mollusks taken under 
such permits for any other purpose than as bait for fishing. 

Section 2. The holder of any permit granted under the Penalty, 
authority of this act who sells or otherwise disposes of 
mollusks taken under such permit, or who uses or permits 



146 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 215. 



Penalty. 



Restrictions. 



to be used any of such mollusks for any other purpose 
than as bait for fishing, shall be liable to a fine of not 
more than one hundred dollars or to imprisonment for 
not more than ninety days, or to both such fine and im- 
prisonment, and in addition thereto shall forfeit any per- 
mit held by him hereunder for one year from the date of 
conviction of such violation. 

Section 3. Said permits shall not be transferable, and 
they may be revoked by said board at any time. The 
holder of any such permit shall at all times produce his 
permit for examination upon demand or request of any 
person authorized to enforce the provisions of said chapter 
four hundred and eleven, or of any commissioner on fisheries 
and game, or of a fish and game warden, or on demand of 
any sheriff, constable, police officer or other officer authorized 
to arrest for crime. Failure to produce the permit upon 
such demand shall be prima facie evidence of a violation of 
this act. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 

[1915, 215, Spec] 



[1915, 214, Spec.] 

Chap.215 An Act relative to the size of mollusks which may 

BE TAKEN FROM WATERS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE 
SHELLFISH COMMISSIONERS FOR THE CITY OF NEW BED- 
FORD AND THE TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The board of shellfish commissioners for the 
city of New Bedford and the town of Fairhaven, established 
under the provisions of chapter four hundred and eleven of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, is hereby 
authorized to make regulations as to the size of mollusks 
which may be taken from the waters under the jurisdic- 
tion of said commission: provided, however, that before any 
regulations made under the authority of this act become 
0})erative, they shall be approved by the commissioners on 
fisheries and game. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 24, 1915. 



Size of 

mollusks which 
may be taken 
from certain 
waters. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 216, 217, 218. 147 



An Act to place the manager of the gas and electric qji^j) 216 
department of the city of holyoke under the civil 
service laws. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The manager of the gas and electric depart- Manager of 
ment in the city of Holyoke shall hereafter be placed under anYe*iectnc^ 
the civil service laws and regulations, and his term of office pfi'ced"undM 
shall be permanent, except that he may be removed in J'^ws ^'''^^'''^ 
accordance with the civil service laws and the regulations 
made thereunder ; but the person now holding said office may 
continue therein without passing the civil service examina- 
tion. 



Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 7',°?''°^^, ^ 
the city of Holyoke at the annual state election in the current 
year, and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting thereon; otherwise it shall not take 
effect. Approved March 25, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of qj^q^y) 217 
the taunton state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Taunton state 
priated, for the maintenance of the Taunton state hospital, mamtenance. 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of thirtv-seven thousand nine 
hundred eighty dollars and seventy-four cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred seventy-nine thousand 
sixty-nine dollars and twenty-six cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 

[1871, 182; 1874, 189, 353; 1879, 146; 1885, 61; 1890, 217; 1895, 197; 1897, 209; 1899, 240: 

1912, 453.) 

An Act relative to the qualifying of the mayor and ni^n^^ oiS 

ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and forty of the acts isgg, 240, § 12, 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine is hereby amended. 



148 Special Acts 1915. — Chaps. 219, 220, 221. 

amended by striking out section twelve and inserting in 
Time of place thereof the following: — Section 12. The mayor- 

the mayor and elect and aldermen-elect shall annually on the first IMonday 
somer%^ne° of January meet and be sworn to the faithful performance 
of their duties. The oath shall be administered bv the citv 
clerk or by any justice of the peace, and shall be duly certified 
on the journal of the board of aldermen. At any time there- 
after the oath may be administered to the mayor-elect 
or to any alderman-elect who was absent or who was not 
then elected. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1015. 

Chap. 219 An Act to include the superintendent of the north 

CITY IL^Y SCALES OF THE CITY OF BOSTON WITHIN THE 
CK-^-SSIFIED CIVIL SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

oMhe'Sorth^"* The civil service commission may prepare rules, which 
of*B(^ston in-'^^ shall take effect when approved by the governor and council 
eluded within • jj-j the manner prescribed by law, for the purpose of including 

Xii6 civil ssrvicc v •' i i cj 

within the classified civil service the superintendent of the 
north city hay scales of the city of Boston. 

Approved March 25, 1015. 

Chap.220 An Act to authorize the city of lowell to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE MOTHER OF JOHN J. KENNEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

may piyTsmn Section 1. The city of Lowcll, actiug by the mayor and 
of money to the pj^v couucil, is hercbv authorized to pay to the mother of 

mother of John » ' •-, .... 

J. Kenney. John J. Kcuney, a mmor, who was seriously nijured by an 
accident while attending the industrial school in the said 
city, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. This 
amount shall be paid as follows: — One third in the current 
year and one third in each of the two succeeding years. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1015. 

Chap.221 An Act making approprl\tions for the maintenance of 

THE WORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^Tpfui!"***^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
maintenance. priatcd, foF the maintenance of the Worcester state hospital, 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 222, 223. 149 

for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-eight thousand one 
hundred thirty-four dollars and thirteen cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary revenue, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred nine thousand one hundred 
fifteen dollars and eighty-seven cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aijyroved March 25, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of (^/^^^j 222 
the northampton state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Northampton 
priated, for the maintenance of the Northampton state malntenMce!' 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-one thousand five hun- 
dred eighty-four dollars and forty-four cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fifty-six thousand two 
hundred fifteen dollars and fifty-six cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chav. 22^ 

the WRENTH.y^ STATE SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- wrentham 
priated, for the maintenance of the Wrentham state school, maintenance. 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of one thousand three hundred 
eleven dollars and fiftv-two cents; and from the treasurv 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred sixty-four thousand seven hundred 
five dollars and forty-eight cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 



150 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 224, 225, 226. 



Chap. 224: An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE STATE PRISON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^^nteaan"e Section 1. A sum iiot exccecHng one hundred and 

eighty-four thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to he 
paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the state prison, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 

Chap. 22^ An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE reformatory FOR WOMEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Reformatory Section 1. A sum not excccding ninetv-five thousand 

for women, i i i i i i ii • i i " • i 

maintenance, quc hundred and twelve dollars is hereby appropriated, to 
be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinarv revenue, for the maintenance of the reformatorv 
for women, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

For the town of Framingham, toward the annual exjDense 
of maintaining the system of sewage disposal at said re- 
formatory, the sum of six hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 

Chap. 226 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE DANVERS state HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ItatThos itai Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
maintenance.' priated, for the maintenance of the Dativers state hosj)ital, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit:^ — 

From the receij)ts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of sixty-one thousand four 
hundred fifty-one dollars and seventy cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinarv revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred ten thousand eighteen 
dollars and thirty cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 227, 228, 229. 151 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Chap.227 

THE MONSON state HOSPITAL, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Monson 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the ]\Ionson state mtintenMce!' 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of thirteen thousand six 
hundred ninety-nine dollars and seventy-one cents; and 
from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding two hundred thirty-six thou- 
sand two hundred eighty-eight dollars and twenty-nine 
cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of Qhnr) 228 

THE MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL. •^" 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Medfieid 
priated, to be paid for the maintenance of the Medfieid state maintena'^'ce!' 
hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of twelve thousand four hundred 
ninety-two dollars and fourteen cents; and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred eighty-nine thousand four 
hundred seventeen dollars and eighty-six cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 27, 1915. 

An Act to confirm the action of the selectmen or (jhn^ o^^ 

SOUTH HADLEY IN ANNULLING CERTAIN PERMITS AND 
FRANCHISES GRANTED TO THE CHICOPEE GAS LIGHT COM- 
PANY AND GRANTING OTHERS TO THE SPRINGFIELD GAS 
LIGHT COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The action of the selectmen of the town of Certain action 
South Hadley in passing an order under date of July four- of south Hadiey 
teenth, in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, which 



152 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 230. 



Certain action 
of the select- 
men of South 
Hadley con- 
firmed. 



annulled and superseded an order of the selectmen of said 
town passed under date of January second, in the year nine- 
teen hundred and six, granting to the Chicopee Gas Light 
Company, its successors and assigns, the right and privilege 
to dig up and open the ground and lay and maintain pipes 
and suitable appliances for the distribution of gas in certain 
streets in that part of the to^\Ti of South Iladley called South 
Hadley Falls, and also annulled and superseded the agreement 
and bond mentioned in said order of January second, which 
agreement and bond are dated ]\Jarch fifteenth, nineteen 
hundred and six, and in addition the consent of said select- 
men was granted to the Springfield Gas Light Company, 
the successor of the said Chicopee Gas Light Company, 
and its successors and assigns, to dig up and open the ground 
and lay and maintain pipes and suitable appliances for the 
distribution of gas in the several streets, lanes and high- 
ways in the town of South Hadley therein named, is hereby 
ratified, approved and confirmed. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 27, 1915. 



1914, 6S0, § 31, 
amended. 



[1914, 680; 1915, 65, Spec] 

Chaj).2?)0 An Act to provide for assistant assessors in the city 

OF ATTLEBORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section thirty-one of chapter six hundred and 
eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen 
is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the second 
paragraph thereof the words: — and three or more assistant 
assessors who shall be appointed by the board of assessors 
and whose compensation shall be fixed by the said board, 
with the approval of the municipal council, — so that the 
first and second paragraphs of the said section will read as 
follows : — There shall be the following departments and 
offices in the city of Attleboro : — 

(1) The assessing department, to be under the charge of 
the board of assessors and three or more assistant assessors 
who shall be appointed by the board of assessors and whose 
compensation shall be fixed by the said board, with the ap- 
proval of the municipal council. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the municipal council of the city of Attleboro. with the 
approval of the mayor. Approved March 20, 1015. 

I Accepted April C, 1915.] [1915. 252, Spec] 



Assistant 
assessors for 
the city of 
Attleboro. 



To be 
submitted 
to the city 
council, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 231, 232. 153 



[1906, 513; 1907, 486, 572; 1913, 640; 1914, 749.) 

An Act relative to the issuing of certain notes or (JJidj) 231 

BONDS BY THE CITY OF LAWRENCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section one of chapter seven hundred and forty-nine of amended ^ ^' 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 
amended by adding at the end thereof the words : — So 
much of section four of said chapter four hundred and eighty- 
six as is inchided and expressed by the words " Such notes or 
bonds shall be issued upon the condition that the city may 
pay or redeem the same at any time after five years from 
the date of issue", shall not be applicable to the authoriza- 
tion to borrow the additional sum of three hundred thousand 
dollars as is provided herein, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 1 . For the purpose of constructing a bridge over the city of 
Merrimac river in the city of Lawrence, in accordance with bo^w money 
the provisions of chapters four hundred and eighty-six and o7br?dTovei°'^ 
five hundred and seventy-two of the acts of the year nineteen Merrimac river. 
hundred and seven, the said city is hereby authorized to 
borrow the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section four of said chapter four 
hundred and eighty-six, instead of five hundred thousand 
dollars, as heretofore authorized by said chapters. So much 
of section four of said chapter four hundred and eighty-six 
as is included and expressed by the words "Such notes or 
bonds shall be issued upon the condition that the city may 
pay or redeem the same at any time after five years from 
the date of issue", shall not be applicable to the authorization 
to borrow the additional sum of three hundred thousand 
dollars as is provided herein. Amyroved March 29, 1915. 



An Act to establish the south easton and eastondale nhnrt 232 

FIRE AND WATER DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the tovm of Easton liable south Easton 
to taxation in said town and residing within the territory en- Kr^l and°''^'*'^ 
closed by the following boundary lines, to wit: — Beginning estabiis^hld™*' 
at a point in the southerly line of the town of Easton and in 
the line of location of the New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford railroad and running thence northerly in the line of 
location of said railroad about thirteen thousand three 



154 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 232. 



South Easton 
and Eastondale 
Fire and 
Water District, 
established. 



May take 
certain waters, 
etc. 



May contract 
for water. 



hundred and twenty-three feet to the centre of Prospect 
street; thence northeasterly following the centre of Prospect 
street about eighteen hundred seven and five tenths feet to 
the centre of Purchase street; thence northerly, following 
the centre of Purchase street, twenty-seven hundred and 
seven feet to the centre of Church street; thence north 5° 
25' east, about twenty hundred and twelve feet to the centre 
of Depot street and Central street; thence north 19° 11' east 
by the centre of Central street five hundred and sixty-two 
hundredths feet to the centre of Short street; thence north 
8° 40' west, about thirty-one hundred and sLxty feet to the 
centre of Queset river; thence northerly by the centre of 
Queset river to the North Easton Village District line; thence 
in an easterly direction to Washington street at a point 
immediately north of the greenhouse of F. Lothrop Ames; 
thence in a northeasterly direction by a straight line running 
immediately north of the residence and outbuildings of 
F. Lothrop Ames to the line between the towii of Easton 
and the county of Plymouth; thence southerly by the line 
between the town of Easton and Plymouth county to the 
southeast corner of the town of Easton ; thence northwesterly 
by the line between the town of Easton and the town of 
Raynham to the point of beginning, shall constitute a fire 
and water district and are hereby made a body corporate 
by the name of the South Easton and Eastondale Fire and 
Water District, for the purpose of supplying themselves 
with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic 
and other purposes, with power to establish fountains and 
hydrants, and to relocate and discontinue the same; to 
regulate the use of water and to fix and collect rates to be 
paid therefor, and to take, or acquire by lease, purchase or 
otherwise, and to hold property, lands, rights of way and 
easements for the purposes mentioned in this act, and to 
prosecute and defend all actions relating to the property and 
affairs of the district. 

Section 2. Said fire and water district, for the purposes 
aforesaid, may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, 
and hold the waters of any pond or stream or of any ground 
sources of supply by means of driven, artesian, or other wells 
within the limits of said district, and the water rights con- 
nected with any such sources, or may contract with the 
North Easton Village District or the water commissioners of 
the city of Brockton for whatever water may be re(]uired 
for the purposes herein named, on such terms and conditions 



« 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 232. 155 

as may be agreed upon by the North Easton Village District 
or said water commissioners, and the North Easton Village 
District or the city of Brockton may furnish such water, but 
nothing contained herein shall be construed to compel them 
to do so. The South Easton and Eastondale Fire and SiSs'ete. 
Water District may also take, or acquire by purchase or 
otherwise, and hold all lands, rights of way and easements 
necessary for collecting, storing, holding, purifying and pre- 
serving the purity of the water and for conveying the same 
to any part of the said district: provided, however, that no Proviso, 
source of water supply and no lands necessary for preserving 
the quality of the water, shall be taken or used without first 
obtaining the advice and approval of the state department 
of health, and that the location of all dams, reservoirs and 
wells to be used as sources of water supply under this act 
shall be subject to the approval of said department. Said ^r^uctu?es, lay 
district may construct on the lands acquired under the pro- p'p^^- ^*^*=- 
visions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, 
tanks, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery and provide 
such other means and appliances, and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the establishment and maintenance 
of complete and effective water works; and for that purpose 
may construct wells and reservoirs and establish pumping 
works, and may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts, 
conduits, pipes and other works under or over any land, 
water courses, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 
and along such ways in the South Easton and Eastondale 
Fire and Water District, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all proper purposes of this 
act, said district may dig up or raise and embank any such 
lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to cause 
the least hindrance to public travel on such ways; and all 
things done upon any such way shall be subject to the 
direction of the selectmen of the town of Easton. 

Section 3. Said fire and water district shall, within Description of 
ninety days after the taking of any lands, rights of way, be'recorcfed." 
water rights, water sources or easements under the provisions 
of this act, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the county of Bristol a description thereof suffi- 
ciently accurate for identification, with a statement of the 
purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the water 



156 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 232. 



Damages. 



Title to land, Commissioners hereinafter provided for. The title to all 
land acquired in any way under the provisions of this act 
shall vest in the South Easton and Eastondale Fire and 
Water District, and the land so acquired shall be managed, 
improved and controlled by the board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for in such manner as they shall deem 
for the best interest of said district. 

Section 4. Said district shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of 
any land, right of way, water, water source, water right 
or easement, or by anything done by said district under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustain- 
ing damages as aforesaid and failing to agree with said 
district as to the amount thereof, may have the same de- 
termined in the manner provided by law in the case of land 
taken for the laying out of highways on application at any 
time within the period of two years after the taking of such 
land or other property or the doing of other injury under 
authority of this act; but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the said two years. No assessment 
of damages shall be made for the taking of any water, water 
right, or for any injury thereto, and the said period of two 
years shall not begin to run, until the water is actually with- 
drawn or diverted bv said district under authoritv of this 
act. Said district may by vote, from time to time, determine 
what amount or quantity of water it proposes to take and 
appropriate under this act; in which case any damages 
caused by such taking shall be based upon such amount or 
quantity until the same shall be increased by vote or other- 
wise, and in such event said district shall be further liable 
only for the additional damages caused by such additional 
taking. 

Section 5. Said district, for the purpose of paying the 

Fire and Water neccssarv cxpcnscs and liabilities incurred under the pro- 

Distnct Loan, . . % ^, • ^ • o ,• , ,• i j 

Act of 1915. Visions oi this act, may issue irom time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding seventy-five thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words South Easton and Eastondale Fire and Water District 
Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such annual payments 
beginning not more than one year after their respective 
dates, as will extinguish each loan within thirty years from 
its date; shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a 
rate not exceeding five per cent per annum; and shall be 
signed by the treasurer of the district and countersigned by 



South Easton 
and Eastondale 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 232. 157 

the chairman of the water commissioners hereinafter provided 
for. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute 
a separate loan, and the amount of the annual payment of 
any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
principal payable in any subsequent year. Said district 
may sell the said securities at public or private sale, for the 
purposes of this act, upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper; but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value. Said bonds shall be exempt from taxation. Bonds 
The town of Easton may, at its annual town meeting or at a tax™fon!'^°°^ 
legal meeting called for the purpose, guarantee the payment 
of such bonds or notes. 

Section 6. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing Payment 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual ° 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed by this act; and when a vote to that effect has been 
passed a sum which, with the income derived from water 
rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense of operating 
its water works and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or 
notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such payments on 
the principal as may be required under the provisions of this 
act, shall, without further vote, be raised annually by taxation 
in the manner hereinafter provided. 

Section 7. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district Assessment 
for the purpose of this act, the clerk of the district shall send ° 
a certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of 
Easton, who shall proceed within thirty days thereafter to 
assess the same in the same manner in which town taxes are 
required by law to be assessed: provided, however, that no Proviso, 
estate shall be subject to the said tax if, in the judgment of 
the board of water commissioners hereinafter provided for, 
such estate is so situated that it can receive no aid for the 
extinguishment of fire from the said system of water supply, 
or if such estate is so situated that the buildings thereon, or 
the buildings that might be constructed thereon, in any 
ordinary or reasonable manner, could not be supplied with 
water from the said system; but all other estates in the 
district shall be deemed to be benefited and shall be subject 
to the tax. A certified list of the estates exempt from taxation 
under the provisions of this section shall annually be sent 
by the water commissioners to the assessors, at the same time 
when the clerk sends a certified copy of the vote as aforesaid. 
The assessment shall be committed to the town collector, Collection of 
who shall collect said tax in the manner provided by law *^®^' ^*''' 



158 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 232. 



Proviso. 



First 
meeting. 



Water com- 
missioners, 
election, term, 
etCi 



Treasurer. 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



for the collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the pro- 
ceeds with the district treasurer for the use and benefit of 
said district. Said district may collect overdue interest on 
taxes in the manner in which interest is authorized to be 
collected on town taxes; provided, that the district at the 
time of voting to raise the tax shall so determine, and shall 
also fix a time for the payment thereof. 

Section 8. The first meeting of said district shall be 
called on petition of ten or more legal voters therein, by a 
warrant from the selectmen of the town of Easton or from 
a justice of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, re- 
quiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting copies 
of the warrant in two or more public places in the district 
seven days at least before the time of the meeting. One of 
the petitioners shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is 
chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a modera- 
tor is chosen. After the choice of a moderator the question 
of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to the voters, 
and if it shall be accepted by a majority vote of the voters 
present and voting thereon it shall take effect, and the meeting 
may then proceed to act on the other articles contained 
in the warrant. 

Section 9. The South Easton and Eastondale Fire and 
Water District shall, after the acceptance of this act as afore- 
said, elect by ballot five persons to hold office, two until the 
expiration of three years, two until the expiration of two years 
and one until the expiration of one year from the next succeed- 
ing annual district meeting, to constitute a board of water 
commissioners; and at every annual meeting thereafter their 
successors shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to said district by this act 
and not otherwise specifically provided for shall be vested 
in said board of water commissioners, who shall be subject, 
however, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
district may impose by its vote. Said commissioners shall 
appoint a treasurer of the district, who may be one of their 
number, who shall give bonds to the district to such an 
amount and with such securities as may be approved by the 
commissioners. A majority of the commissioners shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said fire 
district at any legal meeting called for the purpose. Xo 
money shall be drawn from the district treasury on account 



/ 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 232. 159 

of the water works except by a written order of said com- 
missioners or a majority of them. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and J^^^^^^!'^^ 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 
prescribe the time and manner of payment. The income of 
the water works shall be used to defray all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments of the principal as they 
accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of 
this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after Net surplus, 
providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such "'^ ^^"^ '*^ 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment 
for such new construction the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new con- 
struction by the water commissioners except from the net 
surplus aforesaid, unless the district appropriates and pro- 
vides money therefor. Said commissioners shall annually, To make 
and as often as the district may require, render a report upon rep^ort!' ^*°" 
the condition of the works under their charge and an account 
of their doings, including an account of their receipts and 
expenditures. 

Section 11. Said district may adopt by-laws prescribing Meetings. 
by whom and how meetings may be called and notified; and, 
upon the application of ten or more legal voters in the district, 
meetings may also be called by warrant as provided in section 
eight. Said district may also choose such other officers not 
provided for in this act as it may deem necessary or proper. 

Section 12. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for 
lutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under this watei-retc! °^ 
act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, 
aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by said 
district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and pay to 
the district three times the amount of damages assessed 
therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort, and upon con- 
viction of any of the above acts shall be punished by a fine 
not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a 
term not exceeding six months. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance to be sub- 
by a majority vote of the voters of said district present and voter^ etc. 
voting thereon by ballot at a district meeting called in 
accordance with the provisions of section eight, within three 
years after the passage of this act, and may be voted on at 
as many meetings as may be called: iwovided, however, that Proviso, 
not more than three meetings for the purpose of acceptance 



160 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 233, 234. 



of this act shall be held in any one year; and this act shall 
become void unless said district shall begin to distribute water 
to consumers within three years after the acceptance of 



this act as aforesaid. 



Approved March 29, 1915. 



(1895, 451, § 15.] 

C/iap. 233 An Act to provide a water supply for the town farm 

DISTRICT OF THE TOWN OF ESSEX. 



Town of Essex 
may supply 
water to the 
Town Farm 
district. 



May drive 
wells, etc. 



Provisos. 



Former acts 
ratified. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Essex, by its board of selectmen, 
is hereby empowered to supply water for domestic, manu- 
facturing and other purposes, upon such terms and con- 
ditions as the town shall fix, to the inhabitants of that part 
of the town which is called the Town Farm. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid the said town 
may obtain water by means of driven, artesian or other wells, 
and may construct, lay and maintain conduits, pipes and 
other apparatus under and upon the Town Farm, and any 
highway adjacent thereto: provided, that the to\Mi shall 
first make the necessary appropriations for such construction 
and maintenance; and provided, further, that no source of 
water supply for domestic purposes shall be acquired or used 
without first obtaining the advice and approval of the state 
department of health. 

Section 3. All former acts of the town and of its officers 
in distributing water for the aforesaid purposes in said town 
and in fixing and collecting the rates therefor are hereby 
ratified and confirmed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect after it has been 
submitted to the voters of the town of Essex at any town 
meeting called for the purpose, and accepted at said meeting 
by a majority vote. Approved March 29, 1915. 



[1913. 212.] 

Chap. 234: An Act relative to the inspection and location of 
tenements and lodging houses in the city of new 

BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and 
twelve of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen 
is hereby amended by inserting after the word "Lawrence", 
in the first line, the words: — and in the city of New Bedford, 



1913, 212, § 1, 
amended. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 234. 161 

— so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The board of J^«;upatk)n^of 
health in the city of Lawrence, and in the city of New Bed- lodging houses 

111 -I_*clWrGIlCG 

ford, may by a vote limit the number of occupants in any andNewBed- 

^',1.1 . , J. e j.\ ford regulated. 

tenement or lodgmg house, or ni any part or parts or the same, 
and shall in such case cause a notice stating such number 
to be posted conspicuously in such building and served upon 
the ow^le^, agent or person having charge thereof. If the 
number is exceeded, the board may order the premises 
vacated, and they shall not again be occupied until said 
board shall so permit, upon being satisfied that the vote 
will be complied wuth. Said board may make such further 
regulations as to overcrowding, ventilation and occupation 
of such houses and the cellars thereof, not inconsistent with 
other laws, as it may deem proper. 

Section 2. Section two of said chapter two hundred and amended.^ ^' 
twelve is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"Lawrence", in the second and third lines, the words: — 
or in the city of New Bedford, — so as to read as follows: 

— Section 2. Every owner or agent, or person having charge, Name of owner, 
of a tenement or lodging house in the city of Lawrence, or in plated. ^^ 
the city of New Bedford, shall leave his address with the 

board of health, and shall have legibly posted on the wall 

or in the entry of such tenement or lodging house the name 

and address of such owner and of the agent or person having 

charge of the same; and service upon parties whose address service. etc. 

is out of the city, of any papers or notices required by this 

act, or any act relating to the preservation of health, or by 

any proceedings to enforce any provision of any such act, 

shall be sufficient if made by sending a copy of such paper 

or notice through the mail to the address of the person so 

designated as owner, agent, or person having charge of such 

tenement or lodging house; and service on parties w^hose 

address is in the city may be made by leaving the copy at 

such address. 

Section 3. Section three of said chapter two hundred amended. ^ ^' 
and twelve is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"Lawrence", in the second line, the words: — or in the city 
of New Bedford, — so as to read as follow^s: — Section 3. Certain officers 
Every officer of the board of health in the city of Lawrence, access, etc. 
or in the city of New Bedford, and every officer upon whom 
any dut\' or authority is imposed or conferred, may have free 
access to every part of any lodging or tenement house, in the 
proper execution of the duties of his office. 

Approved March 29, 1915. 



162 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 235, 236. 



[1912, 725.] 

Chap. 235 An Act to extend the time for completing the rail- 
road OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAILROAD CORPORA- 
TION AND TO CONFIRM AND MODIFY ITS LOCATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Time extended. Section 1. The time Within which the Southern New 
Eno;land Railroad Corporation may complete and open its 
railroad for use is hereby extended to the third day of August, 
in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
decided valid. Section 2. The locatiou of the railroad of the Southern 
^ti^- New England Railroad Corporation, filed with the commis- 

sioners of the county of Hampden on the twelfth day of 
June in the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and with the 
commissioners of the county of Worcester on the thirteenth 
day of June in the same year, is hereby declared to be as 
valid and effectual to all intents and purposes as if the same 
had been filed with the commissioners of each of said counties 
before chapter seven hundred and twenty-five of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and twelve took effect, 
wofcom'^''''' Section 3. The Southern New England Railroad Cor- 
monweaith. poratiou, with the consent of the trustees of the INIonson 
state hospital, and upon such terms as the governor and 
council may approve, may construct and maintain its rail- 
road upon and over a parcel of land forty feet in width, 
owned by the commonwealth, situated in the town of IMonson 
and used in connection with the IMonson state hospital. 
Said parcel of land contains one and six one hundredths acres, 
more or less, and is bounded upon its northwesterly side by 
the thread of the Quaboag river, upon its southwesterly 
side })y the northeasterly side line of the location of the 
New London Northern railroad, upon its southeasterly side 
by land of Josephine F. Baker, and upon its northeasterly 
side by other land of the commonwealth. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 29, 1915. 

Chap.23Q An Act making appropriations for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the board of gas and electric LIGHT COM- 
MISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

tions°KlT'nnd Section 1. The sunis hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
eiectric light priatcd, to be paid out of the Gas and Electric Light Com- 



cominissioner.s. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 237. 163 

missioners' Fimd, except as otherwise provided herein, for 
the salaries and expenses of the gas and electric light com- 
missioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, fourteen thousand Commissioners. 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding seventy-five Clerical 

, 1 1 1 11 assistance. 

hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the present gas inspector, twenty-eight Gas inspector. 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the present first assistant inspector. First assistant 
eighteen hundred dollars. '''''""''^'■ 

For the salary of a second assistant inspector, eighteen Second assist- 

hundred dollars. ant inspector. 

For statistics, books, stationery, and for other necessary statistics, 
expenses, a sum not exceeding forty-two hundred dollars. 

For compensation of deputies, travelling expenses, ap- Compensation 
paratus, office rent and other incidental expenses, a sum not °^ ^^p^^^^^- ^^'^■ 
exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars. 

For rent of offices, a sum not exceeding forty-six hundred ^®^* °^ offices. 
and seventy-seven dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not Printing and 
exceeding twentv-nine hundred dollars. 

For the inspection of electric meters, a sum not exceeding inspection of 

,1 1111 electric meters. 

one thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of expert assistants, as authorized assfstants 
by chapter six hundred and thirty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
five hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the abatement of the Abatement of 

, . . 1. -I,,! 1111 smoke nuisance. 

smoke nuisance, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars, 
the same to be assessed upon the cities and towns of the 
district named in section one of chapter six hundred and 
fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten. 
Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 29, 1915. 



Chap.237 



[1894, 351; 1911, 182.] 

An Act relative to the salary of the clerk of the 
board of police for the city of fall river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The salary of the clerk of the board of Salary of the 
police for the city of Fall River shall be an amount not ex- Fail River 



164 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 238, 239. 



ceeding fifteen hundred dollars a year, to be so allowed from 
the first dav of January in the current \'ear. 

Section 2. All fees received by said clerk under the pro- 
visions of section ten of chapter one hundred of the Revised 
Laws and any other law now or hereafter in force shall be 
paid to said city. 

Section 3. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Fall River. 

Approved March 30, 1915. 

[Accepted June 9, 1915.] 
[1874, 74.1 

Chap.2S8 An Act to authorize the American association for the 

ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL AND 
PERSONAL ESTATE. 



board of police 
established. 

Disposition 
of fees. 



Repeal. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council. 



1874, 74, § 2, 
amended. 



May hold 
additional 
estate, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section two of chapter seventy-four of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and seventy-four is herebv amended bv 
striking out the words "one hundred", in the third line, and 
inserting in place thereof the w'ords: — two hundred and 
fifty, — and by striking out the words " of the value of two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars", in the fourth and fifth 
lines, and inserting in place thereof the words : — in any 
amount, — so as to read as follows: — Section 2. Said 
corporation may have and hold by purchase, grant, gift or 
otherwise, real estate not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars in value, and personal estate in any amount. 

Apiyroved March 30, 1915. 

Chap.239 An Act making an appropri.\tion for the maintenance 

OF the MASSACHUSETTS REFORMATORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding two hundred fifty-sLx 
thousand two hundred and fifty-nine dollars is hereby a])pro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the 
Massachusetts reformatory, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen lumdrcd and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1915. 



Massachusetts 

reformatory, 

maintenance. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 240, 241, 242. 165 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance qJiq^j) 240 
of the prison camp and hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ folloics: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand seven Prfson camp 
hundred and forty dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid maintenance. 
out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, for salaries and expenses at the prison camp and 
hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance (Jji^r) 241 
of the state infirmary. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding four hundred ninety- state infirmary, 
three thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out °**^°*^'^'^°^- 
of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, for the maintenance of the state infirmary, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1915. 

[1913, 380.] 

An Act relative to the baker's corner fire district pJiq^j) 242 

IN THE TOWN OF SEEKONK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Section eight of chapter three hundred and amended ^ ^' 
eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thir- 
teen is hereby amended by striking out the word "two", 
in the sixteenth and nineteenth lines, and inserting in 
place thereof, in each instance, the word : — four, — so as 
to read as Mlows: — Section 8. The first meeting of f ?^''^£™f^ 
said district shall be called on petition of ten or more seekonk. first 

11 1 • 1 i> II meeting, etc. 

legal voters therein, by a warrant from the selectmen 
of the town of Seekonk, or from a justice of the peace, 
directed to one of the petitioners, requiring him to give 
notice of the meeting by posting copies of the warrant in 
two or more public places in the district seven days at 



166 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 243. 



Baker's Corner 
Fire District 
in Seekonk, 
first meeting, 
etc. 



least before the time of the meeting. The said justice of the 
peace, or one of the selectmen, shall preside at the meeting 
until a clerk is chosen and sworn, and the clerk shall preside 
until a moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator 
for the meeting the question of the acceptance of this act 
shall be submitted to the voters, and if it is accepted by a 
majority of the voters present and voting thereon it shall 
take effect, and the meeting may then proceed to act on the 
other articles contained in the warrant. The said first 
meeting shall be held within four years after the passage of 
this act, and this act shall become void unless the said 
district shall begin to distribute water to consumers within 
four years after the date of the acceptance of the act. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 30, 1915. 



The Salisbury 
Water Supply 
Company, 
incorporated. 



C/iap. 243 An Act to incorpor.\te the Salisbury w^^ter supply 

COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles N. Taylor, Henry C. Mulligan and 
P^rnest R. Seagrave, their associates and successors, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of The Salisbury 
Water Supply Company, for the purpose of supplying the 
inhabitants of the town of Salisbury or any part thereof 
with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic, 
manufacturing and other purposes, and for the purpose of 
laying out, constructing, maintaining and operating a system 
or systems of main drains and common sewers, in that portion 
of said town of Salisbury lying east of the canal, with such 
connections and other works, as may be required for a system 
of sewage disposal. Said corporation shall have all the 
powers and privileges and shall be subject to all the duties, 
restrictions and liabilities set forth in all general laws now 
or hereafter in force applicable to such corporations. 

Section 2. Said corporation, for the purposes aforesaid, 
may lease, take or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and 
hold the waters of any ponds, brooks or springs within the 
limits of said town, and may obtain and take water by 
means of driven, bored, artesian or other wells on any land 
within the limits of said town, and convey the same through 
the town; and may also take or acquire by lease, purchase 
or otherwise, all lands, rights of way and easements necessary 
for holding and preserving such water and conveying the 



May take 
certain waters, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 243. 167 

same to any part of said town, and for constructing main 
drains and sewers, necessary for the disposal of sewage; and 
may erect on the land so acquired proper dams, fixtures or 
other structures: provided, that no source of water supply Proviso, 
shall be taken under this act for domestic purposes, and no 
system of sewage disposal shall be constructed, without the 
advice and approval of the state department of health. 
The sewers of said company shall be deemed to be public sewers to be 

o • 1 1 i* public sewers. 

sewers, oaid company may make excavations, procure 
and operate machinery, and provide such other means and 
appliances as may be necessary for the establishment and 
maintenance of complete and effective water works and a 
system of sewage disposal; may construct, lay and maintain May build 

1, j'j. • '•!• i"^i* aqueducts, etc. 

aqueducts, conduits, pipes, mam drains, sub-drams, sewers 
and other w^orks, under or over any land, water courses, 
canals, dams, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 
and along any highw^ay or other way in the town of Salisbury 
in such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; 
and for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining and 
repairing such aqueducts, conduits, pipes, main drains, sub- 
drains, sewers and other works, and for all other purposes of 
this act, said corporation may dig up, raise and embank any 
such lands, highways or other ways in such manner as to 
cause the least hindrance to public travel. Said corporation 
shall not enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes, 
sewers, drains or other works within the location of any rail- 
road corporation, except at such time and in such manner 
as it may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of 
failure so to agree, as may be approved by the public service 
commission. 

Section 3. Said corporation shall, within sixty days Description of 
after voting to take any lands, rights of way, w'ater rights, recorded. ^ 
water sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be 
recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of Essex a 
description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, 
w^ith a statement of the purpose for which the same were 
taken, signed by the president of the corporation. The 
recording shall operate as a taking of the real estate and 
rights and easements therein described. 

Section 4. Said corporation shall pay all damages to Damages, 
property sustained by any person, firm or corporation by 
the taking of any land, right of way, water, water source, 
water right or easement, or by any other thing done by said 
corporation under the authority of this act. Any person, 



168 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 243. 



Damages. 



May distribute 
water in 
Salisbury. 



Real estate and 
capital stock. 



Issue of bonds, 
etc. 



firm or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, and 
failing to agree with said corporation as to the amount there- 
of, may have the same assessed and determined in the manner 
provided by law in the case of land taken for the laying out 
of highways, on application at any time within two years 
after the taking of such land or other property, or the doing 
of any other injury under authority of this act; but no such 
application shall be made for the taking of any water, water 
right or water source, or for any injury thereto, and said 
period of two years shall not begin to run, until the w^ater 
is actually withdrawn or diverted under authority of this 
act. Said corporation may by vote from time to time de- 
termine what amount or cjuantity of water it proposes to 
take under this act; and in such case damages caused by the 
taking shall be based upon the said amount or quantity 
until the same shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and 
in that event the corporation shall be liable further only for 
the additional damages caused by such additional taking. 

Section 5. Said corporation may distribute water 
through the town of Salisbury or any part thereof, may 
regulate the use of said water and may fix rates to be paid 
for the use of the same, subject, however, to the power now 
vested in the board of gas and electric light commissioners 
to regulate said rates, and may make such contracts with the 
said town or with any fire district now or hereafter established 
therein, or with any individual or corporation, to supply 
water for the extinguishment of fires or for other purposes 
as may be agreed upon, and may maintain and operate a 
system of sewage disposal, and may contract with said town, 
or with any individual or corporation, relative to the same. 

Section 6. Said corporation may, for the purposes set 
forth in this act, hold real estate not exceeding in value 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and its capital stock shall not 
exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be divided 
into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Section 7. Said corporation may, by vote of a majority 
in interest of its stockholders at a meeting called for the 
purpose, and subject to the limitations and restrictions of 
the following section, issue bonds, at not less than par, to 
an amount not exceeding its capital stock actually paid in 
at the time of such issue and applied to the purj)oses of the 
corporation, and bearing interest at a rate not exceeding six 
per cent per annum; and may secure the payment of the 
principal and interest of said bonds by a mortgage of its 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 243. 169 

franchise and property. All persons who acquire any Rightsand 

, . , ^, "^ . K , ,-, J obligations of 

mams, conduits, poles, wires, nxtures or other apparatus mortgagee. 
in, over, under or across public ways by virtue of such 
mortgage shall have the same rights and be subject to the 
same obligations relative to their erection, care, maintenance 
and operating as the corporation would have had, or would 
have been subject to, if the mortgage had not been made. 

Section 8. Said corporation shall issue only such amount issue of stock 
of stock and bonds as the board of gas and electric light com- regulated. 
missioners may from time to time vote is reasonably necessary 
for the purpose for which such issue of stock or bonds has 
been authorized. The board may take into consideration 
any resources of the said corporation available or which 
might have been available for said purpose. Said board 
shall render a decision upon an application for such issue 
within thirty days after the final hearing thereon. The deci"fon%tc. 
decision shall be in writing, shall assign the reasons there- 
for, shall, if authorizing such issue, specify the respective 
amounts of stock or bonds which are authorized to be issued 
for the several purposes to which the proceeds thereof are 
to be applied, shall, within seven days after it has been 
rendered, be filed in the office of the board, and a certificate 
of the vote of the board shall, within three days after such 
decision has been rendered and before the stock or bonds 
are issued, be filed in the office of the secretary of the com- 
monwealth, and a duplicate thereof shall be delivered to 
the said corporation, which shall enter the same upon its 
records. Said corporation shall not applv the proceeds of Application 

^ XI.. . / , . 1 ^'^ proceeds. 

such stock or bonds to any purpose not specified m such 
certificate. No application for the approval of an issue of 
stock shall be made unless authorized by vote of the in- 
corporators, in case of an original issue, or of the stockholders 
in case of an increase of stock, passed not more than four 
months prior to such application; but a vote of the stock- 
holders to increase the capital stock may be passed before 
or after the decision of the board aforesaid. 

Section 9. Said corporation shall have the authority May purchase 

i • -y 1j.ij>i* j_ j. franchises, etc., 

to acquire by purchase the franchises, corporate property, of certain 
and all the rights and privileges of the Artesian Water Com- ^o^po^^ti"'^- 
pany, a corporation duly established by law, which now 
ow^ns and operates a system of w^ater works and a system of 
sewage disposal in said town of Salisbury, and upon such 
purchase shall assume all contract obligations of said Artesian 
Water Company, particularly the contract between said 



170 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 243. 



Rights of town 
to purchase. 



Notice, etc. 



Valuation not 
to include 
good will, etc. 



Proceedings 
in case of 
disagreement. 



Further right 
of purchaac, 

etc. 



town of Salisbury and said Artesian Water Company for 
supplying the inhabitants of said town with water. 

Section 10. The town of Salisbury shall have the right 
at ai>y time, by a two thirds vote at an annual meeting, to 
purchase the franchise, corporate property, and all the 
rights and privileges of said corporation; or the town may 
in said manner vote to purchase only such corporate property, 
rights and privileges as are necessary and suitable for, and 
are used in connection with, the supply of water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires and for domestic, manufacturing and 
other purposes; and said town may at any time in said 
manner vote to purchase only such corporate property, rights 
and privileges as are necessary and suitable for and are used 
in connection with the system of sewage disposal; and the 
town shall give said corporation sixty days' notice of the 
vote, and said corporation shall then within sixty days after 
receiving such notice execute and deliver to said town all 
said property, franchise, rights and privileges; whereupon 
the property thus conveyed shall become the property of 
said town, and said town shall be liable to pay to said cor- 
poration the fair market value thereof for the purpose of its 
use, excluding any mortgage or other incumbrance or lien 
to which such plant or any part thereof may be subject at 
the time of such purchase, which shall not be assumed by 
the town unless the commissioners appointed as below other- 
wise determine, but if transferred subject to said mortgage 
or lien the amount of the same is to be deducted from the 
price to be paid. Such value shall be estimated without 
enhancement on account of future earning capacity or good- 
will or of exclusive privileges derived from rights in the 
public streets, and without enhancement because of any 
contract which may then exist between said corporation and 
said town. In case the town and the corporation shall be 
unable to agree upon the value of said property, the supreme 
judicial court shall, upon application of either party and 
notice to the other, appoint three commissioners, one of 
whom shall be a skilled engineer, one learned in the law, and 
one engaged in carrying on a business, who shall determine 
the fair value of said property as above provided and whose 
award, when accepted by the court, shall be final. Any 
fire district which may be hereafter formed in said town of 
Salisbury shall have the right to purchase such corporate 
})roperty, rights and privileges as are necessary and suitable 
for, and are used in connection with, the supply of water 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 244, 245. 171 

for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic, manu- 
facturing and other purposes, in the same manner and under 
the same terms and subject to all the provisions above pro- 
vided for the purchase by said town. 

Section 11. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty, 
kites or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, held_ 
or used by said corporation under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to said corporation three times the amount 
of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action 
of tort; and upon conviction of any of the above wilful or 
wanton acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 
one year. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayiyroved March 31, 1915. 



An Act to authorize an appropriation by the city of /^/^^^ 044 
quincy for the improvement of weymouth fore ^ ' 

RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of improving the channel cityofQuincy 
of Weymouth Fore river the city of Quincy shall have au- atea sum of 
thority to appropriate the sum of ten thousand dollars and improve 
to raise said sum by taxation and to pay it to the secretary Fo*r^'?rver. 
of war of the United States or upon his order, after the 
appropriation by the congress of the United States of the 
sum of two hundred thousand dollars for the said purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 1, 1915. 



An Act making appropriations for the Massachusetts (Jhn^ 245 

COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth comm?i'si'on"^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of ^°'' ^^^ ^^'''^'^■ 
the INIassachusetts commission for the blind, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 



172 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 246, 247. 



Maintenance 
of industries. 



General 

administration, 

etc. 



For the maintenance of industries under the control of 
said commission, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand 
dollars. 

For general administration, furnishing information, for 
industrial and educational aid, and for other expenses in 
carrying out the provisions of the act establishing said com- 
mission, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 1, 1915. 



C/ia;?. 246 An Act making appropriations for expenses in con- 
nection WITH TIIE REFORESTATION OF L.\NDS PURCBL^SED 
BY THE STATE FOREST COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

foM^ertlon^with Section 1. For the acquisition of land and the mainte- 
of certainlands'! naucc of land purchascd, as authorized by chapter seven 
hundred and twenty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. For expenses of the commission, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtielsh day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 1, 1915. 



station. 



Chap. 247 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur 
indebtedness for the purpose of erecting a new 
central fire station. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jollows: 

fiidfofd mTy Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose of 
borrow monL-y purchasinc: land, and for the construction and furnishing of 

to erect a new , ^ . i i> i • ii • ' j." 

central fire a ncw Central fire station thereon and tor the installation or 
a fire alarm system in said building, may incur indebtedness, 
beyond the limit fixed by law, to an amount not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes shall be de- 
nominated on the face thereof. New Bedford Fire Station 
Loan, Act of 1915. The bonds or notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the city and countersigned by the mayor, 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half 
per cent per annum, shall not be reckoned in determining 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 248. 173 

the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city, and shall be 
payable by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within twenty years after its date. The amount of such 
annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be less 
than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. The city may sell the 
said securities at public or private sale, upon such terms and 
conditions as it may deem proper; but they shall not be 
sold for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the Payment 
said loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such °^ ^°*°" 
annual payments as w^ill extinguish the same within the 
time prescribed in this act, and when such provision has been 
made the amount required therefor shall, without further 
vote, annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in 
the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the 
said debt is extinguished. 

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

(The foregomg ivas laid before the governor on the twenty- 
sixth day of March, 1915, and after five days it had "the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it was not 
returned by him with his objections thereto ivithin that time.) 

An Act to authorize the trustees of the first (Jjidj) 248 

METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF NEWTON TO HOLD 
ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the First Methodist Episcopal pfr^f Methodist 
Church of Newton, situated in that part of Newton known Episcopal 
as Newton Upper Falls, appointed according to the discipline Newton may 

1 ,1 <• 11 J.1 • 1 J. 1 1 1 J hold additional 

and usage thereor, are hereby authorized to hold property property. 
not exceeding in value two hundred thousand dollars, ex- 
clusive of the meeting house, to be used for the support of 
public worship and for other religious purposes and, in the 
case of property received by gift, grant, bequest, or devise, 
for the purposes set forth in and subject to any limitations 
imposed by the provisions of such gift, grant, bequest, or 
devise, any previous enactment of the commonwealth to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A'piJromd April 2, 1915. 



174 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 249, 250. 



Chap.249 An Act to authorize the metropolitan park commis- 
sion TO improve the sanitary contrition of the 

ABERJONA river in the town of WINCHESTER. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars in improving the sanitary condition of the Aberjona 



Metropolitan 
park commis- 
sion may 
improve the 
sanitary 
condition of the . •,it\ti't^ii i c ttj- 

Aberjona river TiveF m the Mystic \ alley parkway, irom upper ^NJystic 

in inciebter. j^j,^ ^^ Waluut strcct In the town of Winchester,, by dredging 

and other work therein, the amount so expended to be paid 

out of the IMetropolitan Parks INIaintenance Fund. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A-pyroved Ajjril 2, 1915. 



Precinct voting, 
limited town 
meetini^s, etc., 
in the town of 
Brookline. 



[1901, 201.] 

Chap.2o0 An Act to provide- for precinct voting, limited town 

MEETINGS, TOWN MEETING MEMBERS, A REFERENT>LTM ANT) 
AN ANNUAL MODERATOR IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance of this act by the town 
of Brookline, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen of that 
town shall forthwith divide the territory thereof into, and 
there shall thereby be established therein, not less than 
eight nor more than twelve voting precincts, to be designated 
by numbers or letters and to contain approximately an 
equal number of registered male voters, but not less than 
six hundred in any precinct. Such precincts shall be so 
established as to consist of compact and contiguous territory, 
to be bounded, as far as possible, by the centre line of known 
streets and ways or by other well-defined limits. The 
boundaries of all of such precincts shall be reviewed and, 
if need be, shall be in part or wholly revised, and the number 
of the same may be increased within the limit of twelve by 
the selectmen in the month of January, once in every five 
years, so as to maintain approximately an equal number of 
registered voters in each precinct. The selectmen shall, 
within ten days after any and every establishment of such 
precincts or revision thereof, file a report of their doings 
with the town clerk, and also with the registrars of voters 
and with the assessors, with a map or maps or description 



Selectmen to 
report doings, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 250. 175 

of such precincts and with the names and residences of the 
registered voters therein. The selectmen shall also cause to 
be posted in the town hall a map or maps or description of 
the precincts as established from time to time, with the 
names and residences of the registered voters therein; and 
they shall also cause to be posted in at least three public 
places in each precinct a map or description of that precinct, 
with the names and residences of the registered voters 
therein. The division of the town into voting precincts Division of 
and any revision of such precincts shall take effect, re- p°rrc'in'°tl° 
spectively, upon the date of the filing of the report thereof effect?^ *'*''*''^ 
by the selectmen with the town clerk. Whenever such 
precincts are established or revised the town clerk shall 
forthwith give notice thereof in writing to the secretary of 
the commonwealth, stating the number and designation of 
such precincts. The provisions of chapter eight hundred 
and thirtv-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen and any amendments thereof relating to precinct 
voting at all elections, so far as the same are not inconsist- 
ent with this act, shall apply to the town of Brookline, at 
all elections and primaries preliminary thereto, upon the 
establishment of voting precincts as hereinbefore provided. 

Section 2. The registered male voters in each of such Town meeting 
precincts shall, at the first annual town election held after dection?etc. 
the establishment of such precincts and conformably to the 
laws relative to elections not inconsistent with this act, elect 
by ballot twenty-seven of such voters in such precinct other 
than those officials hereinafter designated in section three 
as town meeting members as at large, such elected voters 
to be town meeting members of the town, one third of which 
number shall be elected for the term of one year, one third 
for the term of two years and one third for the term of 
three years; and thereafter, except as hereinafter provided, 
at each annual town election the said voters of each precinct 
in the town shall, in like manner, elect nine of their number 
to be town meeting members of the town for the term of 
three years, and shall at such election fill for the unexpired * 
term or terms any vacancies then existing in the number of 
town meeting members in their respective precincts. Upon 
every revision of the precincts or of any of them the term or 
terms of office of all town meeting members within each and 
every such revised precinct shall thereupon cease, and there 
shall be at the first ensuing annual town election an entirely 
new election of town meeting members in each and every 



176 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 250. 



Notice of 
election. 



Town meeting 
members as 
at large. 



Notices of town 
meetings. 



Open doors for 
town meetings. 



Resignation, 
etc. 



precinct so revised, as well as in any new precinct or pre- 
cincts established. The town clerk shall, after every election 
of town meeting? members forthwith notifv each member bv 
mail of his election, with instructions to signify in writing to 
the town clerk within seven days from the receipt of such 
notice his acceptance or refusal of such membership. 

Section 3. The town meetings of Brookline, except as 
otherwise provided for in section five of this act shall, at 
and after the first annual election under this act, be limited 
to, or composed each year of, the registered voters elected 
under sections two and seven of this act, together with the 
following, designated as town meeting members as at large, 
namely: — (1) the members from Brookline in the general 
court of- the commonwealth of Massachusetts, (2) the 
moderator, (3) the town clerk, (4) the selectmen, (.5) the 
town treasurer, the chairman of each of the following boards : 
— (6) of the assessors, (7) of the school committee, (8) of 
the trustees of the public library, (9) of the trustees of the 
Walnut Hills cemetery, (10) of the water board, (11) of 
the park commissioners, (12) of the planning board, (13) of 
the committee for planting trees, (14) of the gymnasium and 
baths committee, and (15) of the registrars of voters. The 
town clerk shall notify the town meeting members of the 
time when and place where town meetings are to be held, 
such notices, when practicable, to be sent by mail at least 
four days before any such meeting. The town meeting 
members, as aforesaid, shall be the judges of the elections 
and qualifications of their own members. Not less than one 
half of all of the town meeting members, as aforesaid, of any 
such limited town meeting must be present thereat to 
constitute a quorum for doing business; but a less number 
may organize temporarily and may adjourn from time to 
time. All town meetings shall be held with open doors. 
The town meeting members shall receive no comi^ensation 
for their services as such. Subject to such conditions as 
may be determined from time to time by its members at 
any such limited town meeting any registered voter of the 
town who is not a town meeting member may speak, but 
not vote, at such a meeting. Any town meeting member 
may resign as such member by filing a written notice to that 
effect with the town clerk, such resignation to take effect 
on the date of such filing; and any town meeting member 
who removes from Brookline shall cease to be a town meeting 
member. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 250. 177 

Section -1. Nominations of candidates for town meet- Nominations, 
ing members to be elected under section two of this act 
shall be made by nomination papers signed in no case by 
less than thirty registered male voters of the precinct in 
which the candidate or candidates reside and filed Avith the 
town clerk at least ten days before election. No nomination 
paper shall be valid in respect to any candidate whose written 
acceptance is not thereon or attached thereto: provided, ^'■°'^'^- 
however, that any town meeting member may become a 
candidate for re-election by giving written notice thereof 
to the town clerk at least twenty days before such election. 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town warraat. 
meeting in Brookline, so far as they relate to the election of 
the moderator, town officers, town meeting members as 
hereinbefore provided, granting licenses for the sale of in- 
toxicating liquors, to referenda, and to all matters to be 
acted upon and be determined by ballot by the registered 
voters of the town in their respective precincts, shall be so 
acted upon and be determined. All other articles in the 
warrant for any town meeting in Brookline shall be acted 
upon and be determined exclusively by the town meeting 
members at a meeting to be held at such time and place as 
shall be set forth bv the selectmen in the warrant for such 
meeting and subject to the referendum under section eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at Moderator, 
each annual town meeting and shall serve as the moderator 
of all town meetings until his successor is elected and qualified. 
Nominations for moderator and his election shall be as in 
the case of other elective town officers. If a vacancy in the 
said office occurs during any term it may be filled by the 
town meeting members at a meeting held for that purpose. 
If a moderator is absent, a moderator pro tempore may be 
elected by the town meeting members. 

Section 7. Any vacancy or vacancies in the full number Vacancies, 
of twenty-seven town meeting members from any precinct 
may be filled by the remaining members from such precinct 
from among the registered male voters of the precinct for 
and during the unexpired term of the year and until the 
next annual town election. Upon a petition therefor, signed 
by not less than ten town meeting members from such 
precinct, notices thereof shall be promptly given by the town 
clerk to the remaining members from the precinct in which 
such vacancy or vacancies exist, and he shall call a special 
meeting of such members for the purpose of filling such 



178 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 250. 



Vacancies, 
how filled. 



Rights of 
voters. 



Referendum. 



Action binding 
upon town. 



vacancy or vacancies. He shall cause to be mailed to each 
of such members, not less than four days before the time set 
for such meeting, a notice thereof, specifying the object, 
the time and the place therefor. At such meeting a majority 
of such members shall constitute a Quorum, and thev shall 
elect from their own number a chairman and a clerk. The 
choice to fill any such vacancy or vacancies shall be by ballot 
and a majority of the votes cast shall be required to choose. 
The chairman and clerk shall make a certificate of such 
choice and forthwith file the same with the town clerk, to- 
gether w ith a written acceptance of the office by the member 
or members so chosen, which filing shall constitute an election 
of, and give to such member or members the full powers of, 
a town meeting member or members under this act, subject 
to the right to judge of the election and qualification of 
members as set forth in section three. 

Section S. If at any limited town meeting in Brookline 
a vote is passed that authorizes an expenditure of twenty-five 
thousand dollars or more for a special appropriation, such 
vote shall not become operative until after the expiration 
of a period of five days, exclusive of Sundays and holidays, 
from the day of the dissolution of such meeting. If, within 
the said period of five days a petition is addressed to and 
filed with the selectmen, and is signed by not less than 
twenty registered male voters of Brookline from each precinct 
therein, giving their street addresses, asking that the question 
or questions involved in such vote be submitted to the 
registered male voters at large of the town, the selectmen 
and the moderator shall, within fourteen days after the 
filing of the said petition, frame and present the question 
or questions so involved to a special town meeting of the 
registered male voters at large of the town, to be held for 
that purpose, at whicli meeting the ballot and the check 
lists shall be used in the respective precincts, and such 
question or questions shall be determined by the vote of a 
majority of such voters at large of the town voting thereon 
at such special town meeting. If such petition be not filed 
within the said period of five days, the vote authorizing an 
expenditure of twenty-five thousand dollars or more for a 
special appropriation shall become operative upon the ex- 
piration of the said period. 

Section 9. The nuinicipal corporation of the town of 
Brookline, after its acceptation of this act, shall be capable 
of acting and of being bound by its said elected and its said 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 250. 179 

designated town meeting members as aforesaid, who shall, 
when convened from time to time as hereinunder provided, 
constitute hmited town meetings; such Hmited town meet- 
ings shall exercise exclusively, so far as shall conform to the 
provisions of this act, all powers vested in the municipal 
corporation of Brookline. All provisions of law now or 
hereafter applicable to the transaction of town affairs in 
town meetings and to the effect thereof, and now or hereafter 
applicable to town officers shall, when not inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act or any amendment or amendments 
thereof, be hereby extended in their application and effect 
to the transaction of town affairs in the Brookline limited 
town meetings, to the members thereof, and to the town of 
Brookline as affected by the action of such meetings. Lawful 
action upon any and all articles in the warrant determined 
by any limited town meeting in Brookline, or as herein 
provided by the registered voters at large of that town, 
either under a warrant for an annual town meeting or under 
a warrant for a special meeting, shall have the same legal 
effect upon the town of Brookline and its citizens as here- 
tofore under the law and practice binding upon that town 
and its citizens in town meetings. 

Section 10. This act shall not abridge the right of the General 
citizens of Brookline to hold general meetings, according to ™^^*^'°^- 
any right secured to its voters or to the people by the consti- 
tution of this commonwealth; nor shall this act confer upon 
any limited town meeting in Brookline the power finally to 
commit that town to any proposition affecting its municipal 
existence or change in the form of its government, without 
action thereon by the qualified voters of the town at large, 
using the ballot and the check lists therefor. 

Section 11. The question of the acceptance of this act '^']**'?k'e. 
by the town of Brookline shall be submitted to the registered voters at the 
male voters of that town at the state election in the year election. 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. At such election the vote 
shall be taken by ballot in accordance with the provisions 
of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen and any amendments 
thereof, so far as the same shall be applicable, in answer to 
the question: "Shall an act passed by the general court in 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, entitled 'An Act to 
provide for precinct voting, limited town meetings, town 
meeting members, a referendum and an annual moderator 
in the town of Brookline', be accepted by this town?", and 



180 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 251, 252. 



Act to be 

submitted to 
voters at the 
next state 
election. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



the affirmative votes of a majority of the registered male 
voters of that town present and voting thereon shall be 
required for and shall determine its acceptance by that 
town. The acceptance of this act, as herein provided, shall 
repeal chapter two hundred and one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and one, being an act relative to town 
meetings in the town of Brookline. 

Section 12. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- 
mission to the registered male voters of the town of Brookline 
shall take effect upon its passage, but this act shall not take 
further effect unless and until accepted by the town of 
Brookline as herein provided. Approved April 3, 1915. 



Boston state 

hospital, 

maintenance. 



Chap. 251 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE BOSTON STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, for the maintenance of the Boston state hospital, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of forty-two thousand nine 
hundred eight dollars and thirty-eight cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding four hundred thirty-one thousand 
five hundred fortv-seven dollars and sixtv-two cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 3, 1915. 



1914, 680. § 44, 
iimended. 



[1914, 680; 1915, 65, Spec., 230, Spec.) 

Chap. 252 An Act rel.\tive to filling vacancies in the school 

committee of the city of attleboro. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section forty-four of chapter six hundred and eighty of 

the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 

amended by striking out the words "ward in which the 

vacancy occurred", in tlie sixth line, and inserting in place 

thereof the words: — qualified voters of the city, — so as 

Fiiiinc to read as follows: — Section 44- Whenever a vacancy shall 

thrschwV" occur in the membership of the school committee, the mayor 

AtTiebora °^ shall Call a joint meeting of the municipal council and the 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 253. 181 

school committee. The president of the municipal council 
shall preside at such meeting, and the vacancy shall be 
filled from the qualified voters of the city by vote of a ma- 
jority of all the members of the two bodies. The term of 
the person thus chosen shall terminate with the end of the 
current municipal year. Approved April 3, 1915. 

fl915, 264. Spec, 319, Spec] 

An Act relative to wires and electrical appliances in Q^av 253 

THE city of EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Everett may, wires and 
by ordinance, designate some officer or officers of the city appiiln^cL in 
who shall have exclusive authoritv to cause to be removed E'^ereu, 

„, p'pi-i regulation, etc. 

irom the streets or parts or streets oi the city hereinafter 
named, all telegraph, telephone and electric light, motor 
and power wires, cables and conductors, in or above said 
streets or parts of streets, and all poles and other structures 
in said streets used for the support of the same, except such 
structures, poles, wires, cables and conductors as are here- 
inafter excepted. Such officer or officers shall grant all 
necessary permits for placing, maintaining and operating 
such wires, cables and conductors, and any other necessary 
appurtenances in underground conduits and manholes, 
subject to the ordinances of the city; and the superintendent 
of streets or other officer having charge of the highways of 
said city shall issue all permits for opening and occupying 
the streets which may be necessary to carry out the intent 
of this provision, upon the application of the officer or 
officers first above mentioned or of any person or corporation 
interested. 

.Section 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to to apply to 
the following streets or parts of streets: — Broadway from *'^''t^»'^ streets. 
Main street to Gledhill avenue; Ferry street from Elm 
street to the Maiden line. All the overhead wires, cables, 
conductors, poles and structures in that part of Broadway 
above specified, except such as are hereinafter excepted, shall 
be removed or placed underground prior to the first day of 
January, nineteen hundred and twenty-one; and all the 
overhead wires, cables, conductors, poles and structures in 
that part of Ferry street above specified, except such as are 
hereinafter excepted, shall be removed or placed underground 
prior to the first day of January, nineteen hundred and 



182 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 253. 



Proviso. 



Petition for 
exemption or 
extension. 



Duties of 
owners or users 
of overhead 
wires, etc. 



twenty-three: provided, that such permits as are necessary 
are granted in due season, so that the work may be com- 
pleted within the time aforesaid; it being the purpose of 
this act to cause the removal from the parts of streets above 
named of all wires, cables, conductors, poles and structures, 
except those hereinafter excepted, within the periods above 
specified. And it shall be the duty of said officer or officers 
to see that the same are so removed. But any street railway, 
telegraph or telephone company subject to the provisions 
of this act may petition the public service commission, 
and any other company or person subject to the provi- 
sions of this act may petition the board of gas and electric 
light commissioners, for the exemption from the provisions 
of this act of any wires, cables, conductors, poles and struc- 
tures, or for any extension or extensions of time for com- 
pliance with said provisions. And said commission or said 
board, as the case may be, may grant any such exemption 
or extension which they deem reasonable; and any ex- 
emptions or extensions granted by said commission or said 
board, by an order passed after notice to the mayor and 
aldermen of said city, who shall be entitled to be heard, and 
a public hearing, shall have the same force and effect as if 
specially provided for herein. 

Section 3. Every owner or user of overhead wires, 
cables or conductors, and of poles and other structures for 
the support thereof, in that part of Broadway specified in 
section two, shall, prior to the first day of January, nineteen 
hundred and twenty-one, construct the underground con- 
duits, ducts and manholes which it shall desire to use in 
that part of said Broadway, and remo^•e therefrom its 
overhead wires, cables and conductors and any poles or 
other structures used for the support thereof, except such 
as may be exempted under the provisions of this act; and 
every owner or user of overhead wires, cables or conductors 
and of poles and other structures for the support thereof, in 
that part of Ferry street specified in section two, shall, ])rior 
to the first dav of January, nineteen hundred and twentv- 
three, construct the underground conduits, ducts and man- 
holes which it shall desire to use in that part of said Ferry 
street, and remove therefrom its overhead wires, cables and 
conductors and any poles or other structures used for the 
support thereof, except such as may be exempted under the 
provisions of this act; and upon the removal from overhead 
of such wires, cables or conductors, the owners or users 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 253. 183 

thereof may place the same and any other necessary wires, 
cables or conductors or any extensions thereof in such 
underground conduits. It shall be the duty of the officer or 
ofRcers provided for in section one to see that the require- 
ments of this section are complied with. 

Section 4. No person, firm or corporation shall place Placing of poies. 
any pole's or other structures for the support of any wires, '^*'=- '''^euiated. 
cables or conductors, except those herein excepted, in those 
parts of the streets prescribed in section two from which 
the overhead wires, cables and conductors shall have been 
removed pursuant to this act, except temporarily and in 
emergencies, with the permission of the officer or officers 
designated pursuant to section one. If, after the expiration 
of the time herein prescribed for the removal of all the wires, 
cables, conductors, poles and structures in the streets or 
parts of streets above specified, there shall remain in any of 
said streets or parts of streets any wires, cables, conductors, 
poles or structures which are by this act required to be re- 
moved or placed underground, the officer or officers designated 
pursuant to section one shall cause the same to be removed, 
and the city may collect from the owners or users thereof, 
by an action at law, any expense involved in such removal. 

Section 5. The officer or officers designated pursuant Removal of 

, ,• J. x- !• ,• i> wires, cables, 

to section one may at any time, upon application of any etc. 
person, firm or corporation duly authorized by law to lay 
or to erect and maintain, and lawfully maintaining, wires 
in the streets of said city, grant permission for the removal 
of any wires, cables, conductors, poles or structures in any 
of the streets of said city, whether within or without the 
streets specified in section two, and for the placing of the 
same and any other necessary wires, cables and conductors, 
and any extensions thereof, underground as herein provided; 
and it shall be the duty of the commissioner of streets, or 
other officer having charge of the highways in said city, and 
he shall have authority, after the granting of such per- 
mission, to issue all permits for opening and occupying the 
streets of said city which may be necessary to carry out the 
intent of this act, upon the application of said officer or 
officers or of any person or corporation interested. Said 
officer or officers shall, after public notice and hearing as 
required by law, grant locations for such additional poles 
for local distribution from underground wires, cables or 
conductors and for the support of lamps as may become 
reasonably necessary by reason of work done under the pro- 



184 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 253. 



etc 



Exemptions. 



visions of this act, specifying where such poles may })e located 
and the kind of poles to be used. 
Sr^i^rations SECTION 6. The IMaldcn Electric Company, the Boston 

wuh ^ch'other Elcvatcd Railway Company and the Bay State Street Rail- 
to^use conduits, way Company, or any two of said companies, may contract 
with each other for the use of such of the underground 
conduits, ducts, manholes, cables and conductors of each 
other in the city of Everett as any of said companies, or its 
successors or assigns, may desire to use, upon such terms and 
conditions as may be agreed upon by said companies, re- 
spectively; and in case of the purchase by any municipality 
of the j)lant and property of said INIalden Electric Company 
in the city of Everett, any such conduits, ducts, manholes, 
cables and conductors as shall have been pro^•ided by it 
for the use of either or both of the other companies above 
named pursuant to the pro^■isions of this section shall be a 
part of the plant and property so purchased. 

Si:cTiON 7. Except as herein otherwise provided, this 
act shall not apply to long distance telegraph or telephone 
wires, posts for the support of lamps exclusively, or to poles 
used exclusively for local distribution from underground 
wires, cables or conductors, or to street railway trolley, 
guard and span wires or to poles for the support of the same; 
nor shall it revoke or affect any rights already granted to 
any person, firm or corporation to place or maintain any 
conduits, pipes, wires, cables or conductors underground; 
but any such conduits, pipes, w'ires, cables or conductors, 
laid hereafter in pursuance of any such grant, shall be laid 
subject to the provisions of this act so far as they are not in- 
consistent with the terms of such grant. For the purposes 
of this act no wire shall be deemed to be a long distance 
telegraph or telephone wire which does not extend at least 
twenty-five miles from some central oflice. 

Section 8. When any person or corporation operating 
or intending to operate wires, cables, conductors or conduits 
in any streets or parts of streets of said city shall desire or be 
required to place the same imderground, and shall have been 
duly authorized so to do, such person or corporation shall 
file with the city engineer of the city a map or maps made 
to scale, showing the streets or parts thereof Avhich are de- 
sired or required to be used for said purpose, and giving the 
locations, dimensions and courses of the underground con- 
duits desired or required to be constructed, which map or 
maps shall be satisfactory to, and aj^proved in writing by, 



Filing of maps, 
reyuirod. 



Special Acts, 1915. ^- Chap. 254. 185 

the city engineer before any permit shall be granted to make 
any opening in any such street under the said authority. 

Section 9. The mayor and city council of the city shall ^°'^^J^i°^ 
constitute a board of appeal, to which petitions in writing 
may be presented by any person or corporation aggrieved 
by any act or decision of the officer or officers designated 
under section one, or of the cit}' engineer, done or made 
in pursuance of this act. Such petition shall set forth the 
specific grievance or grievances relied upon, and shall be 
filed with the mayor of the city within ten days after the 
act or decision complained of was done or made; and said 
board after due notice shall give a hearing thereon, and 
may either approve, annul, modify or overrule such act or 
decision. 

Section 10. The city council of said city may make Powers of 
such new ordinances, not inconsistent with or additional to "^-y^'o^^^^- 
the provisions of this act, as may be necessary or expedient 
to carry into eft'ect the purposes of this act. No existing 
ordinances of said city shall apply to or govern the grants 
or permits to be made, the work to be done, or the conduits, 
manholes, cables or conductors to be laid or constructed, 
pursuant to the provisions of this act. 

Section 11. The supreme judicial court or the superior Enforcement 
court, or any justice thereof, shall, on petition of the officer ° p'"*''^'^'°"^- 
or officers designated under section one, or of anj^ person, 
firm or corporation affected by the provisions of this act, 
have jurisdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of this 
act or any order of said officer or officers issued pursuant 
thereto, and to compel compliance therewith. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayproved April 3, 1915. 



[1907, 550; 1908, 336; 1909, 313; 1910, 284, 631; 1911, 342; 1912, 259, 369, 370, 713; 1913, 
50, 577, 586, 704, 729; 1914, 119, 205, 248, 595, 782.] 

An Act relative to the erection of buildings in the (Jhav 254 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. If any building erected in the city of Boston Erection of 
since the first day of August in the year nineteen hundred Boston.^^'" 
and seven, under a permit granted by the building commis- 
sioner or issued by direction of the board of appeal, appears 
to have been erected contrary to the lav/ existing at the 
time of its erection, such building shall be considered as 



186 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 255. 



Provisos. 



Exemption 
not to relieve 
owner from 
compliance 
with certain 
laws, etc. 



having been erected in conformity with law, and the building 
commissioner and the mayor shall issue the permits necessary 
to make lawful the use of said building for the purpose for 
which it was erected: lyromded, that an application for the 
authorization of such use be filed with the building commis- 
sioner within six months after the passage of this act; and 
provided, also, that it shall appear to said commissioner, 
or, upon appeal from his ruling, to a majority of the board 
of appeal: — 

First. That said building was erected in accordance with 
the plans approved by the building commissioner or the 
board of appeal; 

Second. That said building was erected in good faith, 
with the intention of complying with the law; 

Third. That the use of said building for the purpose for 
which it was erected would not, under all the circumstances 
of the case, injuriously affect public interests. 

Section 2. The provisions of section one of this act, 
and any authority granted thereunder, shall not relieve 
the owner of any building of the duty of complying with the 
provisions of any law passed subsequent to the time of the 
erection of such building, or with the terms of any order, 
rule or regulation made or established under authority of 
such law. 

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

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the twenty- 
ninth day of March, 1015, and after Jive days it had "the force 
of a law", as prescribed by the constitution, as it 2vas not 
returned by him with his objections thereto loithin that time.) 

[1915, 333, Spec, 346, Spec, 352, Spec] 



Chap. 255 An Act making appropriations for sal.\ries and ex- 
penses IN the department of the quartermaster 
general of the militia and for sundry armory ex- 
penses. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the quartermaster general's 
department, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the (|uartermaster general, a smn not 



Appropriations, 
quartermaster 
general of the 
militia, etc. 



Quartermaster 
general, salary. 



exceeding two thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 256. 187 

For the salary of the superintendent of armories, eighteen Superintendent 
hundred dollars. ofarmorie8. 

For the salaries of the clerks, ten thousand dollars. cierka. 

For the salary of the watchman at the state arsenal, eight Watchman at 

1 1 1111 state arsenal. 

hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- incidental 
ceeding eleven thousand dollars. expenses. 

For quartermaster's supplies, a sum not exceeding twenty Quartermaster's 
thousand dollars. ^"^p"''" 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, a sum not Maintenance 

,. . , 1 1 11 of armories. 

exceeding ninety-seven thousand dollars. 
For care and maintenance of the camp ground and build- Care of camp 

frTTiiinris etc 

ings at Framingham, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salaries of armorers of the first class, a sum not Armorers. 

1. ne, /? j_i 1 1 11 first cla.ss. 

exceeding tiity-nve thousand dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the second class, Armories, 

, T ' J. n 1 11 i*ij.in second class. 

a sum not exceeding sixty-nve hundred and eighty dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the third class, Armories, 

, !• £ J. £t y. jjjii third class. 

a sum not exceeding lorty-nve hundred dollars. 

For allowance to the three batteries of artillery of the Batteries of 
volunteer militia, twenty-four hundred dollars. ^*' ^^^' 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved Ayril 6, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Chap. 25Q 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE BOARD OF 
CHARITY AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER CHARITABLE EX- 
PENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth cif^lty'^^etl*'^ 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the state board of charity and for sundry charitable ex- 
penses, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 

For expenses, including travelling of members and salaries Expenses 
and expenses in the board's central office, a sum not exceed- °^^^^ ■ 
ing twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not Annual report, 
exceeding three thousand dollars. 



188 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 256. 



Expenses of 

auxiliarj- 

visitors. 



State adult 
poor. 



For travelling and other necessary expenses of the auxiliary 
visitors of the board, a sum not exceeding six hundred 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the division of state adult 
poor, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars. 



Transportation 
of state 
paupers. 



Mothers with 

dependent 

children. 



Burial of state 
paupers. 



Dangerous 
diseases. 



Sick state 
paupers. 



Temporary 
aid, etc. 



State minor 
wards. 



Tuition of 

certain 

children. 



Indigent and 
ncKlocted 
children, etc. 



MISCELLANEOUS CHARITABLE. 

For transportation of state paupers under the charge of 
the state board of charity, including transportation of 
prisoners released on probation from the state farm, and 
travelling and other expenses of probation visitors, for the 
present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding eighteen 
thousand dollars. 

For the payment of suitable aid to mothers with dependent 
children, for the present year and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, for 
the present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other 
diseases dangerous to the public health, for the present year 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand 
dollars. 

For the support of sick state paupers by cities and towns, 
for the present year and previous years, the same to include 
cases of wife settlement, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
thousand dollars. 

To reimburse cities and towns for temporary aid furnished 
to state paupers and shipwrecked seamen, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the division of state minor 
wards, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For tuition in the public schools, including transportation 
to and from said schools of children boarded or bound out 
by the state board of charity, for the present year and 
previous years, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand 
dollars. 

For care and maintenance of indigent and neglected 
children and juvenile offenders, for the present year and 
previous years, to include expenses in connection with the 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 257, 258. 189 

same, a sum not exceeding five hundred twenty-two thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

For the support and transportation of unsettled pauper Unsettled 

• e , ' • p , 1 i>ji j 1 • pauper infants. 

mtants m miant asylums, tor the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding sixty-one thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A-pproved April 6, 1915. 



Chap.257 



An Act making appropriations for the salary and 
expenses of the supervisor of loan agencies. 

Be it enacted, etc., ns follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth foa^n Agencies. 
from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses in the 
office of the supervisor of loan agencies, during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salarv of the supervisor of loan agencies, thirtv- supervisor, 
five hundred dollars. ^ ^^^^^^• 

For clerical assistance, rent and other necessary expenses clerical 
of the supervisor of loan agencies, such sum, not exceeding ^^^^^^'^^' ^t*'- 
twelve thousand nine hundred dollars, as shall be approved 
by the governor and council. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 6, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of QJinj) 258 

THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth mtn^tlfTeaith. 
from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the state department of health, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, to wit: — 

For general work, including the salary of the commis- General 
sioner, the compensation of the health council, salaries of ^°'"'^' ®*°" 
certain assistants, clerks and stenographers, travelling and 
office expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand 
four hundred dollars. 



190 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 258. 



Annual report. 



Engineers, 
chemists, etc. 



Inspectors 
of health. 



Director of 
division of 
communicable 
diseases. 

Epidemiologist. 



Diagnostic 
laboratory. 



Certain 
supplies. 



Manufacture of 
antitoxin, etc. 



Director of 
food and drugs. 



Inspection of 
milk, food, etc. 



Slaughtering 
inspection. 



State examiners 
of plumbers. 



For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the services of engineers, chemists, biologists, clerks 
and other employees and experts, and for the necessary 
travelling and other expenses incurred for the protection of 
the purity of inland waters, for the examination of sewer 
outlets, and for the examination of the sanitary condition 
of certain rivers and water courses, a sum not exceeding 
fifty-six thousand eight hundred dollars. 

For salaries, travelling and other expenses of the inspectors 
of health, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand fi\'e 
hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the director of the division of com- 
municable diseases, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary of an epidemiologist, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses for the maintenance of a diag- 
nostic laboratory, a sum not exceeding fifty-three hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses of supplies to be used in connection with 
the enforcement of the law relative to ophthalmia neona- 
torum, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in connection with the manu- 
facture and distribution of antitoxin and vaccine lymph, and 
for making a certain investigation and study relative to the 
Wassermann test, a sum not exceeding twenty-four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salarv of the director of the division of food and 
drugs, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For the inspection of milk, food and drugs, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventeen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries, travelling and other expenses in connection 
with slaughtering inspection and the inspection of food 
products treated by cold storage, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand dollars. 

For compensation, travelling and other expenses of the 
state examiners of plumbers, a sum not exceeding fifty-two 
hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved April 6, 1915. 



\ 

\ 



Chap.2m 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 259, 260, 261. 191 



An Act to confirm the acts of the town of clarksburg Chap. 259 

AT THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IN THE CURRENT YEAR, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The annual town meeting of the town of ^^^^''Jf*'^® 
Clarksburg, held on the twenty-sixth day of January in Clarksburg at 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall not be invalid town meeting 
by reason of the fact that the meeting was held in the month firmed.'^"'^" 
of January or by reason of any other informality or ir- 
regularity in the calling or conduct of the meeting. All 
votes and acts of the town at said meeting and all acts done 
pursuant to said votes are hereby validated and confirmed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apiwoved April 6, 1915. 

[Stoughton, 1883, 177; 1886, 240; 1888, 208; 1892, 244, 346; 1893, 109; 1894, 346; 1906, 124; 
1909,518; 1910,504; 1911,97; Sharon, 1883, 177; 1887.350; 1894,241; 1896,471; 1898, 
85; 1905, 91; 1906, 124; 1913, 128.] 

An Act to authorize the town of stoughton to supply 
water to inhabitants of the town of sharon. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Stoughton is hereb\' authorized 1?"^'^^! 

... ? p "-11 stoughton may 

to supply water to inhabitants of the town of Sharon upon ?uPP\T^t*''^/'' 
such terms as may be agreed upon by the water commis- of Sharon. 
sioners of said towns, and for this purpose the town of 
Stoughton may lay and maintain pipes and may construct 
other necessary works in the town of Sharon, and may dig 
up any ways in the town of Sharon, subject to the direction 
of the selectmen thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take efifect upon its passage. 

Apirroved April 6, 1915. 

[1885, 273; 1888, 374; 1890, 82; 1897, 172.] 

An Act relative to the trustees of the woburn public r>hnjj 261 

library. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and seventy-three of 1885,273, §4, 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five is 
hereby amended by striking out section four and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 4. The persons Board of 
hereinbefore named and designated as corporators under wown Public 
this act and their successors, with three persons chosen as TOnsUtuted^ 
provided in chapter one hundred and seventy-two of the 



192 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 262. 



Board of acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, shall 

wofi^n Public constitute the members and board of trustees of said corpo- 
ronsututed.'' ration, and shall have the entire management, control, and 
direction of its affairs, with the power to sell, transfer and 
convey any securities or property, real or personal, now held 
by it, or by the city of Woburn, and set apart for the purposes 
of the Woburn Public Library, and shall choose a president, 
a clerk, and other officers, including a treasurer who may 
be the person who is treasurer of the city of Woburn, and 
may prescribe the duties of each, and from time to time may 
make such by-laws and regulations for the management of 
the institution, its property and funds and for the use of the 
library, not in conflict with this act, as they may deem best 
for carrying out the purposes thereof. 

Section 2. Chapter two hundred and seventy-three is 
hereby amended by striking out section six and inserting in 
place thereof the following: — Section 6. The trustees shall 
render to the city council annually in the month of January 
a report of their proceedings and a statement of the condition 
of the library, its property and funds, the number of books 
added during the year, with an accurate account of all 
receipts and exjjenditures, together with any other in- 
formation or suggestions which they may deem desirable. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 6, 1915. 



1885, 273, § 6, 
amended. 



Report. 



1898, 268, etc., 
amended. 



[1894, 454; 1898, 249, 268; 1908, 339, 347; 1911, 364, 371.] 

Chap. 2^2 An Act relative to the wire department of the city 

OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. Chapter two hundred and sixty-eight of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, as 
amended by chapter three hundred and thirty-nine of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, is hereby 
further amended by inserting after section three a new 
section, to be numbered four, as follows: — Section 4- The 
commissioner of wires, subject to the approval of the mayor, 
is hereby authorized to establish and collect reasonable fees 
or charges for all permits or licenses issued by him in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this act, and for the inspection 
of all work done under such permits or licenses. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April S, 1915, 

(1915, 268, Spec.] 



Commissioner 
of wires of 
Boston may 
collect certain 
fees, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 263, 264. 193 



An Act to authorize the town of abington to refund Chap.26S 

CERTAIN indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Abington is hereby authorized Jbhi'^ton may 
to extend from time to time any part of the tax loan issued indebtedness'' 
April fourteenth, nineteen hundred and fourteen, and due 
x\pril fourteenth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and now 
outstanding, for a period not exceeding two years from the 
date of the passage of this act, and none of the uncollected 
taxes outstanding prior to the first day of January, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, shall be appropriated for any other 
purpose than the payment of said loans so long as there are 
outstanding revenue loans issued on account of nineteen 
hundred and fourteen revenues. The treasurer of the 
town, with the approval of the selectmen, is hereby au- 
thorized to incur indebtedness and to issue notes of the town 
therefor without further vote of the town. Any debt or 
debts incurred under the authority of this act shall be 
outside the statutory limit of indebtedness of the town. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayi^roved April 8, 1915. 

[1914, 680; 1915, 65, Spec, 230, Spec, 252, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of attleboro to purchase nh„j> 264 

AND CANCEL CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. There shall be created in the city of Attleboro sewer Loan 
a special Sewer Loan Commission consisting of the mayor, ofTttieSoro, 
city treasurer and three members elected by the municipal established. 
council, who shall serve without compensation. The term 
of office of the members shall be three years. In the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, there shall be elected one 
member whose term of office shall expire February first, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen; one whose term of office shall 
expire February first, nineteen hundred and seventeen, and 
one whose term of office shall expire February first, nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen. In the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen and annuallv thereafter there shall be elected 
one member for a term of three years beginning with the 
first day of Februarv in each vear. An\' vacanc^' in the 

I » « * * 

board shall be filled by the municipal council for the un- 
expired term. 



194 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 265. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Provisos. 



Investment 
of funds. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Section 2. The commission shall direct the expendi- 
tures or investment of all sewer funds now in the custody of 
the city treasurer, including the balance of thirty-five 
thousand dollars of a sewer loan issued in the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen and not used for sewer construction 
purposes, and all sums received and in the treasury or to be 
received from sewer assessments which have been assessed, 
and shall apply the same to the liquidation of indebtedness 
incurred for sewer construction purposes: pronded, that not 
more than one half of such sewer debt maturing in any one 
year shall be paid from the said funds. The said commission 
may purchase for cancellation any of said sewer bonds: 
provided, that not more than one half of the bonds maturing 
in any one year shall be purchased from such fund; and 
provided, further, that the premium allowed shall net the 
holder of bonds so purchased not more than one half of one 
per cent above the rate of interest designated in the bonds. 

Section 3. The commission may invest and reinvest 
the funds in the same manner in which sinking funds may 
be invested, and in any securities which are or may be 
made a legal investment for sinking funds. The city treas- 
urer shall be the treasurer of the commission and shall 
furnish bond satisfactory to the commission. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the municipal council of the city of Attlcboro, and 
upon approval by the mayor. 

Approved April 10, 1915. 

[Accepted April 30, 1915.] 11915, 319, Spec] 



[1904, 326.] 

C/iap. 265 An Act to authorize the increasing of bathing 

facilities at nahant beach bath house. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding twelve thousand 
dollars for the purpose of increasing the bathing facilities of 
Nahant beach bath house and in enlarging the said bath 
house, the amount so expended to be paid out of the ]\Ietro- 
politan Parks IMahitenance Fund. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1915. 



Bathing 
facilitias at 
Nahant beach 
bath house 
increased. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 266, 267. 195 



[1864, 268, § 15; 1869, 380; 1885. 294, 295, § 9; 1891, 285; 1893, 304; 1894, 29; 1903, 183; 
1905, 132; 1906, 388; 1913, 700; 1914, 632, 768.] 

An Act to authorize the city of beverly to incur in- qjiq^jj 266 
debtedness for the purpose of relaying certain 
water mains. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Beverly is hereby authorized to city of Beverly 
borrow a sum not exceeding eleven thousand dollars and to Soney°to°reiay 
issue notes or bonds therefor for the purpose of relaying a mains" ^^^^^ 
water main on Rantoul street in said city. Such notes or 
bonds shall be denominated on their face, Beverly, Rantoul 
Street Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within six years 
from its date. Said notes or bonds shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
and shall, except as is otherwise provided herein, be issued 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter seven hundred 
and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, so far as they are applicable. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1915. 

[1915, 309, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the town of warren to supply Cha7)-267 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Warren may supply itself and ^aTsupJ^'^^" 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires and *^^f ^^^^tc 
for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; may es- 
tablish fountains and hydrants and relocate or discontinue 
the same; and may regulate the use of such water and fix 
and collect rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May take 

,1 •1 1 xl* 11-11 J.1 certain lands, 

take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters, etc. 
waters of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of 
supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within 
the limits of the town, and the water rights connected with 
any such water sources, and may also take, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise and hold all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and 
preserving the water, and for conveying the same to any 



196 



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dams, etc 
pipes, etc 



Proviso. part of said town: provided, hoicever, that no source of water 

supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality 
of the water shall be taken without first obtaining the advice 
and approval of the state department of health, and that 
the location of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as 
sources of water supply under this act shall be subject to 

May construct the approval of said department. Said town may construct 
^^ on lands held under the provisions of this act, proper dams, 
reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other 
structures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 
machinery and provide such other means and appliances, 
and do such other things as may be necessary for the es- 
tablishment and maintenance of complete and effective 
water works; and for that purpose may construct wells 
and reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may con- 
struct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works under and over any land, water courses, rail- 
roads, railways and public or other ways, and along such 
wavs in the town of Warren, in such manner as net un- 
necessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of 
constructing, laying, maintaining, operating and repairing 
such conduits, pipes and other works, and for all other 
proper purposes of this act, said town may dig up or raise 
and embank any such lands, highways or other ways, in 
such manner as to cause the least possible hindrance to public 
travel on such ways. Said town shall not enter upon, 
construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within 
the location of any railroad corporation, except at such time 
and in such manner as it may agree upon with such cor- 
poration, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved 
by the public service commission. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after the 
taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water sources 
or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in 
the registry of deeds for the Worcester district of the county 
of Worcester, a description thereof sufficiently accurate for 
identification, with a statement of the purpose for which 
the same were taken, signed by the water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for. The title to all land acquired 
under the provisions of this act shall vest in the town of 
Warren, and the land so acquired may be managed, im- 
proved and controlled by the board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they shall deem 
for the best interests of the town. 



Restrictions. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 267. 197 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to property Damages, 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of 
any land, right of way, water, water source, water right or 
easement, or by any other thing done by said town under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid, and failing to agree w^ith the town as 
to the amount thereof, may have the same determined in 
the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for 
the laying out of highways, on application at any time 
within the period of two years after the taking of such land 
or other property or the doing of other injury under authority 
of this act; but no such application shall be made after the 
expiration of the said two years, and no application for 
assessment of damages shall be made for the taking of any 
water, water right, or for any injury thereto, until the water 
is actually withdrawn or diverted bv the town under au- 
thority of this act. Said town may by vote, from time to 
time, determine what amount or quantity of water it proposes 
to take and appropriate under this act; in which case any 
damages, caused by such taking, shall be based upon such 
amount or quantity until the same shall be increased by 
vote or otherwise, and in such event said town shall be 
further liable only for the additional damages caused by 
such additional taking. 

Section 5. Said town, for the purpose of paying the Town of 

11. I.].,. . 1 . 1 • J Warren Water 

necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred Loan, Act of 
under the provisions of this act, may issue from time to ^^'^' 
time, bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the w^ords, Town of Warren Water Loan, Act of 1915; 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after their respective dates, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; but 
the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of 
said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, 
at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
and shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and counter- 
signed by the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. 
The town may sell the said securities at public or private 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value and 



198 



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Payment of 
loan. 



Penalty. 



the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

Section G. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of section five of this act; and when a 
vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which with the 
income derived from water rates wdll be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating its w^ater works and the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said, and to make such payments on the principal as may be 
required under the provisions of this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annu- 
ally thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes are 
assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 
Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, held 
or used by said town under authority of this act, shall forfeit 
and pay to the towTi three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon being convicted of any of the above wilful or wanton 
acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding 
one year. 
Sers!Ter-''" SECTION 8. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this 
tion, terms, etc. .^^-^^ ^^ ^]^g game meeting at which the act is accepted, or at 
a subsequent meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years and one until 
the expiration of one year from the next succeedmg annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at each annual town meeting thereafter one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to the said town by this 
act and not otherwise specifically proA'ided for shall be vested 
in said water commissioners, who shall be subject however 
to such instructions, rules and regulations as the town may 
impose by its vote. A majority of said commissioners shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by the town 
at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any such 
vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority vote of the 



Quorum. 
Vacancy. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 268. 199 

selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold office until 
the town fills the vacancy in the manner provided herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable to fix water 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe the ^^^^' ^^^' 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water 
works shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they 
accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority of 
this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after 
providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment 
for such new construction, the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new con- 
struction by the water commissioners except from the net 
surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and provides 
money therefor. Said commissioners shall annually, and 
as often as the town may require, render a report upon the 
condition of the works under their charge and an account of 
their doings, including an account of receipts and expendi- 
tures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Warren 
present and voting thereon by ballot at a legal meeting 
called for the purpose within three years after its passage; 
but the number of meetings so called in any one year shall 
not exceed three, and for the purpose of being submitted to 
the voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. A'pyroved April 12, 1915. 



submitted to 
voters, etc. 



[1915, 262, Spec] 

An Act relative to the location of underground 
electrical wires, cables, conductors and conduits 
in the city of boston. 



C/iap.268 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Section 1. The commissioner of wires of the citv of Location of 

■p, 1 11 1 1 • 1 • *" underground 

boston shall nave exclusive authority to grant to persons, electrical wires, 
firms or corporations duly authorized by law to lay or erect Bosto^A. 
and maintain, and lawfully maintaining, wires in the streets 
of said city, locations for underground wires, cables, con- 
ductors and conduits, in the manner provided by chapter 
four hundred and fifty-four of the acts of the year eighteen 



200 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 269, 270. 



Repeal. 



hundred and ninety-four and by acts in amendment thereof 
or in addition thereto, in any of the streets, avenues and 
highways of said city, whether such locations are for the 
accommodation of new wires, cables and conductors, or of 
wires, cables and conductors removed from overhead. The 
commissioner of wires shall also have authority, after giving 
such person, firm or corporation an opportunity to be heard, 
to direct an alteration in any location for underground 
wires, cables, conductors and conduits in any of the streets, 
avenues and highways of the city of Boston. 

Section 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- 
with are hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 12, 1915. 



Chap. 269 An Act to authorize the town of methuen to pay a 

SUM of money to jeannette pollard. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUows: 

Section 1. The town of Methuen is hereby authorized 
to pay to Jeannette Pollard, the mother of John J. Pollard, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars as compensation 
for injuries received by said John J. Pollard on the twenty- 
fifth day of August, nineteen hundred and fourteen, while 
fighting a fire on French street in said town. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1915. 



Town of 
Methuen may 
pay a sum 
of money to 
Jeannette 
Pollard. 



[1915, 130, Spec] 

Chap.270 An Act relative to the compensation for injuries to 
workmen and mechanics in the employ of the boston 

TRANSIT commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., a.s' follows: 

Section 1. Section one of cliapter six hundred and 
thirty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen is hereby amended l)y inserting after the word 
"laborers", hi the first and ninth lines, the words: — work- 
men and mechanics, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. 
Laborers, workmen and mechanics employed by the Boston 
transit commission shall be deemed to be in the service of 
the city of Boston within the provisions of chapter eight 
hundred and seven of the acts of the vear nineteen luin- 



1914, 636, § 1 
amended. 



Certain 
employees of 
the Boston 
transit commi; 
sion onlitlcd 
1o workmen's 
compensation. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 271. 201 

dred and thirteen, and shall be entitled to the compensation 
provided for by that act. Such compensation shall be paid 
out of the proceeds of the rapid transit loans and shall be 
included in the net cost of the tunnel or subway in the con- 
struction of which such laborers, workmen and mechanics 
receive personal injuries arising out of and in the course of 
their employment. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1915. 

[1915, 293, Spec] 

An Act to incorporate the Yarmouth water company. Chap. 271 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles W. Young, Henry A. Symonds and watTcom- 
Charles R. Currier, their associates and successors, are ^orated!''"'^' 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Yarmouth 
Water Company, for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants 
of the town of Yarmouth, or any part thereof, with water 
for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes, including 
the extinguishment of fires; with all the pov/ers and privileges, 
and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities set 
forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force applicable 
to such corporations. 

Section 2. The corporation may purchase water for May purchase 
any or all of its corporate purposes from the Barnstable certainTo'^- 
Water Company or from any other corporation at the time p^"'®^- 
engaged in supplying water to the inhabitants of any town 
adjoining the town of Yarmouth: provided, that the source Proviso, 
of the water supply of such other corporation was acquired 
with the consent of, or shall have been approved by, the 
state department of health. The Barnstable Water Company 
and all other corporations now or hereafter engaged as afore- 
said in supplying water to the inhabitants of towns adjoin- 
ing the town of Yarmouth may sell and contract to sell 
water to the corporation created by this act for any or all 
of its corporate purposes. If any town or fire district acquires Duties of 

, \ n . , 1 • , 1 i i! certain towns or 

by exercise or eminent domain the property or a corpora- fire districts. 
tion which at the time is under contract to sell water to 
the corporation created by this act, such town or fire district 
shall assume the obligations of the former corporation in 
relation to supplying water for the unexpired term of the 
contract, and the latter corporation may thereafter purchase 
water from such town or fire district; provided, that if ^''^viso- 



202 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 271. 



May take 
certain lands, 
etc. 



Proviiw. such town or fire district is not satisfied with the price fixed 

by the contract for water to be furnished thereunder, it 
may apply to the board of gas and electric light commis- 
sioners to fix and determine the price of water thereafter to 
be furnished under the contract; and said board shall, 
after notice to all interested parties and a public hearing, 
enter such orders relative to the price of water thereafter 
to be furnished under said contract as it determines are 
just and reasonable. Such orders shall be binding upon 
such town or fire district until further order of said board. 
The corporation created by this act shall not take or other- 
wise acquire any water other than by purchase under the 
provisions of this section. 

Section 3. Except as is otherwise provided herein, the 
corporation may lease, take, or otherwise acquire, and hold 
all lands, rights of way and easements necessary or con- 
venient for the accomplishment of its corporate purposes, 
may erect thereon buildings, standpipes and other structures, 
w^ith fixtures, machinery and other appliances appurtenant 
thereto, and may do all other things necessary or convenient 
for the establishment and maintenance of a complete and 
effective system of water works; but it shall have no au- 
thority to take and shall not take in fee land for any purpose 
other than the storage of water, and the lands so taken 
shall not in the aggregate exceed two acres. 

Description of Section 4. The Corporation shall, within ninety days 
after voting to take such lands, rights of way, or other 
easements as aforesaid, cause to be recorded in the registry 
of deeds for the county of Barnstable a description thereof 
sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the 
president of the corporation. The recording shall operate 
as a taking of the real estate, rights of way and easements 
therein described. 

Section 5. The corporation shall pay all damages 
sustained by any person by the taking of any land, right of 
way, or easement under the provisions of this act. Any 
person sustaining such damages and failing to agree with 
the corporation as to the amount thereof may have the 
same assessed and dctermhicd in the manner provided by 
law in the case of land taken for the laying out of highways, 
on application at any time within three years after the 
taking of such land or other j)roperty ; but no such application 
shall be made after the expiration of said three years. 



land to be 
recorded. 



Damages. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 271. 203 



Section G. The corporation may construct, lay and ^p^|*i^c. 
maintain conduits, pipes and other works, under or over any 
lands, water courses, canals, dams, railroads, railways and 
public or other ways, and along any highway or other way, 
in the town of Yarmouth, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying and maintaining such conduits, pipes and other 
works, and for all other corporate purposes the corporation 
may dig up, raise and embank any such lands, highways, or 
other ways in such manner as not unnecessarily to hinder 
public travel; but all things done upon any public ways 
shall be subject to the direction and approval of the select- 
men of said town. 

Section 7. The corporation may distribute water through May distribute 
the town of Yarmouth, or any part thereof, and may regulate y^mouth. 
the use of the same. It may from time to time establish 
and fix rates for such water and mav collect the same when 
due. It may make such contracts with the town of Yar- 
mouth, or with any fire district now or hereafter established 
therein, or with any persons, to supply water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires or for such other purposes as may be 
agreed upon. 

Section 8. The capital stock of the corporation shall bonds°etc 
not exceed fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares 
of one hundred dollars each; and the corporation may issue 
bonds and secure the same by mortgage of its franchise and 
other property at the time ovv^ned or thereafter acquired 
to an amount not exceeding its capital stock actually paid 
in. It may from time to time, if necessary in order to increase of 
accomplish the purposes of its incorporation, increase its <='*p''^'> ^*'<'- 
capital stock agreeably to the provisions of section thirty- 
five of chapter seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. It shall issue only 
such amounts of stock and bonds as the board of gas and 
electric light commissioners may from time to time determine 
to be reasonably necessary for the purposes for which such 
issue of stock or bonds is authorized. All such issues shall 
be subject to the provisions of section thirty-nine of said 
chapter seven hundred and forty-two. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for 
lutes or diverts any water purchased or held under this act, ^° " '"^ ^^ ^^' 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, held 
or used by the corporation under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the corporation three times the amount 



204 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 271. 



May purchase 
other property, 
etc. 



To furnish 
town state- 
ment of cost 
of system, etc. 



Authority to 
be approved 
by voters. 



RenM-(ly in case 
of (li.suKrcemont 
as to actual 
cost, etc. 



of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of 
tort, and upon being convicted of any of the above wilful 
or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding 
three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in jail for a term 
not exceeding one year. 

Section 10. The town of Yarmouth shall have the 
right, at any time during the continuance of the charter 
hereby granted, to acquire by purchase or by exercise of 
the right of eminent domain the franchise, property and 
all the rights and privileges of the corporation, on payment 
to the corporation of the actual cost of its franchise, works 
and property of every kind held under the provisions of this 
act; and unless the dividends earned and declared by said 
company on its stock shall have been equal to or in excess 
of five per cent per annum, there shall be added to the cost 
of the work such a sum as would make the net return to 
the stockholders five per cent per annum on the investment. 
The town, on taking, as herein provided, the property of 
said corporation, shall assume all of its outstanding obliga- 
tions incurred in the construction or improvement of the 
property, including bonds secured by mortgage issued under 
authority of this act, and the amount thus assumed shall be 
deducted from the total amount to be paid by the town to 
said corporation. Said corporation shall furnish to the 
town of Yarmouth, under oath, an itemized statement of 
the actual cost of the water supply system authorized by 
this act, together with a copy of all contracts made in pro- 
viding and constructing said water supply system and any 
extension thereof, and shall furnish to said town annually 
in the month of January an itemized statement, under oath, 
of its receipts and expenditures, which statement shall be 
submitted by the selectmen to the citizens of the town at 
the annual town meeting. This authority to take the said 
franchise and property is granted on condition that the same 
is assented to by the said town by a two tliirds vote of the 
voters present and voting thereon at a meeting legally called 
for that purpose; and the taking by right of eminent domain 
shall be by filing in the registry of deeds for the county of 
Barnstable the declaration of such taking, which shall 
include a certified copy of the article in the warrant under 
which the town acted and of the vote of the town tliereon, 
showing that it was passed by a two thirds vote as hercMU 
recpiired. In case the town and the corporation shall be 
unable to agree upon the actual cost of said pr()i)erty, the 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 271. 205 

supreme judicial court shall, upon application of either 

party and notice to the other, appoint three commissioners 

who shall determine the actual cost of said property, and 

whose award, when accepted by the court, shall be final. 

Interest at the rate of six per cent shall be included in said Rate of interest. 

award from the date of the taking or purchase. 

Section 11. Said town may, for the purpose of paying issue of 
the cost of said franchise and corporate property, and the ^°"^^' ®*°- 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of this act, issue from time to time 
bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness, to an amount 
not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. All such 
bonds, notes and certificates of indebtedness shall, however, 
be issued subject to the limitations and provisions of chapter 
seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen. 

Section 12. Said town shall, after purchasing or taking water commis- 
the said franchise and corporate property, as provided in tlonrtermretc. 
this act, at a legal meeting called for the purpose, elect by 
ballot three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of 
three years, one until the expiration of two years, and one 
until the expiration of one year from the next succeeding 
town meeting, to constitute a board of v/ater commissioners; 
and at each annual town meeting thereafter one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to the said town by this 
act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall be 
vested in said water commissioners, who shall be subject, 
however, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of said commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in said board for any Vacancies, 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by the town at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. 
Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority 
vote of the selectmen, and the person so appointed shall 
hold office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner 
provided herein. 

Section 13. Said commissioners shall fix just and ^tef^eTa*^' 
equitable rates for the use of water and shall prescribe a 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water 
works shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they accrue 
upon any bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness issued 



206 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 272. 



Net surplus, 
etc., how used. 



Report. 



Rights of other 
fire districts. 



To be 

submitted to 
the voters, etc. 



under authority of this act. If there should be a net surplus 
remaining after providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall 
be used for such new construction as the water commis- 
sioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus should 
remain after payment for such new construction, the water 
rates shall be reduced accordingly. No money shall be ex- 
pended in new construction by the water commissioners 
except from the net surplus aforesaid, unless the town 
appropriates or provides money therefor. Said commis- 
sioners shall annually, and as often as the town may require, 
render a report of the condition of the works under their 
charge, and an account of their doings, including an account 
of receipts and expenditures. 

Section 14. Any fire district now existing or hereafter 
established within the town of Yarmouth for the purpose of 
supplying the inhabitants thereof with water for the ex- 
tinguishment of fires, for domestic, manufacturing and other 
purposes shall have all the rights and p^i^'ileges herein 
granted to, and be subject to all the obligations, duties and 
liabilities herein imposed upon, said town. 

Section 15. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the town of Yarmouth at any meeting legally called 
for that purpose, but it shall become void unless said water 
company shall have begun to distribute water through its 
pipes to consumers in said town within three years after 
the town shall have accepted this act. 

Approved April 12, 1915. 



[1898, 403; 1905, 113; 1913, 588.] 

Chap. 212 An Act to authorize the town of watertown to 

BORROW money FOR CONSTRUCTING AND EQUIPPING A 
SCHOOLHOUSE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Watertown, for the purpose of 
constructing and equipping a new schoolhouse, to be built 
on land fronting on Arlington street, is hereby autliorized 
to issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not 
exceeding in the aggregate seventy-three thousand dollars, 
and the securities so issued shall not be reckoned in de- 
termining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the town. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, Water- 
town School Loan, Act of 101 "), and shall be payable by such 



Town of 
Watertown may 
borrow money 
to construct 
and equip a 
schoolhouse. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 273. 207 

annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date of each loan, as will extinguish each loan within 
twenty years from its date; and the amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent 
year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall con- 
stitute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually; and shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the town, and countersigned by a majority 
of the selectmen. The town may sell the said bonds or 
notes at public or private sale, but they shall not be sold 
for less than their par value, and the proceeds shall be used 
only for the purposes specified in this act. 

Section 2. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- ° 
cordance with the provisions of section one of this act; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which 
will be sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on the 
bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the 
same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 12, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of (jfiQj) 273 

THE board of free PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations, 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth ubrary^om- 
from the ordinary revenue, for the free public library com- missioners. 
missioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit : — 

To carry out the provisions of the act to promote the Establishment. 
establishment and efficiency of free public libraries, a sum public^ ubraries. 
not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the agent of the commissioners, the sum Agent. 
of twenty-two hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For the salary of an agent to direct educational work Educational 
among aliens, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. Tuena^™""^ 



208 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 274, 275. 



Clerical 
assistance, etc. 



Annual 
report. 



For clerical assistance to and incidental expenses of the 
commissioners, including the salary of a general secretary 
and adviser, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1915. 



Chap. 21 4: An Act to ratify an act of the town of Carlisle in 

VOTING TO MAKE A PAYMENT TO FRANK BIGGI. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Certajnactof SECTION 1. The action of the town of Carlisle at a town 
Carlisle ratified, meeting held on the third day of November in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fourteen, in voting to reimburse Frank 
Biggi, field driver of the said town, for damages incurred 
by him in the performance of his duties as such field driver, 
is herebv ratified and confirmed, and the town is authorized 
to raise by taxation and appropriate for this purpose a sum 
not exceeding two hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1915. 



Town of West 
Bridgewater 
may make an 
additional 
water loan. 



[1893, 240; 1908, 588; 1910, 1.38; 1911, 27, 565, 626; 1912, 140, 141; 1913, 133.] 

Chap. 27 5 An Act to authorize the town of west bridgewater to 

MAKE AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloivs: 

Section 1. The town of West Bridgewater, for the 
purposes specified in chapter one hundred and thirty-eight 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten and in 
chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, may issue bonds or notes to 
an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars in 
addition to the amounts heretofore authorized by law to 
be issued for purposes of water supply, and the same shall 
not be reckoned in determining the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness of the town. Such bonds or notes shall bear 
on their face the words. Town of West Bridgewater Water 
Loan, Act of 19b5, and shall be issued for the same period 
and upon the same terms and conditions and with the same 
rate of interest specified in said chapter one hundred and 
thirtv-three and the said loan and the interest thereon shall 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 276, 277. 209 

be paid in the manner specified in the said chapter one 
hundred and thirty-three. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 12, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the town of goshen to refund (JJkij) 276 
certain indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Goshen, for the purpose of re- Town of 
funding fifteen hundred dollars, represented by demand ^^unTcMtJin 
notes, is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness to that indebtedness. 
amount and to issue notes of the town therefor. The notes 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date of the note first issued, as 
will extinguish the whole loan within ten years after the date 
of the note first issued, and the amount of such annual 
pa;vTnent in any year shall not be less than the amount of 
the principal payable in any subsequent year. The notes Rate of interest. 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, and the amount required to 
pay the interest and the principal maturing each year shall 
be raised by taxation, and shall, w^ithout further action by 
the town, be assessed annually by the assessors in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the whole 
debt is extinguished. 

Section 2. The treasurer of the town of Goshen, with Treasurer may 
the approval of the selectmen, is hereby authorized to incur 
indebtedness in behalf of the town under the provisions of 
this act, and to issue notes of the town therefor. 

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

Approved April 12, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for compensating nh„j) 277 
owners of cattle killed and property destroyed 
during the epidemic of the foot and mouth disease. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and Snwnerfof" 
fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out ^^tioy^ed ' 
of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary di¥"jng pi®, ,. 

. "^ ,,.. „, ^ epidemic of the 

revenue, to be expended under the direction or the com- foot and mouth 

n . I . 1 . . . • p disease. 

missioner or animal industry m compensating owners oi 
cattle, sheep, other ruminants, swine and fowl killed and 



issue notes. 



210 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 278. 



property destroyed, during the epidemic of the foot and 
mouth disease, as authorized by the provisions of chapter 
sixteen of the resolves of the present year. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1915. 



Town of 

Sandwich may 
improve its 
harbor, etc. 



Town of 
Sandwich 
Harbor Im- 
provement 
Loan, Act of 
1915. 



Chap. 27 8 An Act to authorize the town of sandwich to improve 
ITS harbor and to construct a public dock and land- 
ing. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Sandwich, for the purpose of 
improving its harbor and for constructing a public dock and 
landing and approaches thereto, is hereby authorized to 
acquire by gift or purchase such land as may be necessary 
or desirable. 

Section 2. For the above purposes, the town of Sand- 
wich may borrow, within the statutory limit of indebtedness, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and may issue 
notes or bonds of the town therefor. Such notes or bonds 
shall bear on their face the words, Town of Sandwich Harbor 
Improvement Loan, Act of 1915, and shall be payable by 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the date of each loan, as will extinguish each loan within 
fifteen years from its date; and the amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of such loan payable in any subse- 
quent year. Each authorized issue of notes or bonds shall 
constitute a separate loan. Said notes or bonds shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treas- 
urer and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen of 
the town. The town may sell such notes or bonds at public 
or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the treas- 
urer may deem ex])edient, but they shall not be sold for 
less than their par value; and the proceeds shall be used 
only for the purposes specified in this act. 

Section 3. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section two of this act; and 
when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which 
will be sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on the 
notes or bonds issued as aforesaid bv the town and to make 
such payments on the principal as may be required under 



Payment 
of loan. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 279, 280. 211 

the provisions of this act shall, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, 
in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until 
the debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 4. The town of Sandwich is authorized to pay Harbor and 
over to the harbor and land commissioners any or all of the sioners to ex- 
sums so borrowed, to be expended by said commissioners for ^^'^ money. 
the purposes specified in this act. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 13, 1915. 

[1897, 527; 1899, 141; 1900, 150; 1901, 111; 1907, 556; 1912, 707.] 

An Act to extend the time within which the boston, (7/^,^2? 279 

QUINCY and fall RIVER BICYCLE RAILWAY COMPANY SHALL 
BUILD ITS RAILWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The time within which twenty miles of the Time extended 
railway of the Boston, Quincy and Fall River Bicycle Rail- Boston,''Qukicy 
way Company shall be built, in accordance with the pro- Bi^ycit^Rair'^ 
visions of chapter seven hundred and seven of the acts of T'^^,^°'^5^°J' 

. ^ shall build, etc. 

the year nineteen hundred and twelve, and preceding acts, 
is hereby extended until the twenty-fifth day of June, nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen, with all the rights and privileges 
pertaining to the said railway company. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April I4, 1915. 



Chap.2S0 



An Act relative to adjustment of taxes assessed on 
property of the city of boston lying within the 
city of quincy. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The cities of Boston and Quincy are au- Adjustment of 
thorized to adjust a claim for taxes on land owned by the erty^of'th'e'^city 
city of Boston in the city of Quincy by agreement made within* the' ci"y 
between the mayors of said cities. Said agreement may of Quincy. 
be for an amount less than the taxes assessed on said land, 
with interest, and the amount agreed upon shall be paid by 
the city of Boston to the city of Quincy within thirty days 
after the signing of said agreement. Upon said payment 
all taxes assessed on said land, with interest, in excess of the 
amount so paid shall be abated by the assessors of the city 
of Quincy. 



212 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 281. 



Sion'ofTand" Section 2. After said payment has been made the city 
of Boston may sell any portion of said land not necessary 
for public use, at public auction or private sale, upon terms 
and conditions approved by the mayor of the city of Boston, 
and the proceeds of such sales shall be paid over to the 
treasurer of the city of Boston and held for the purpose of 
purchasing any of the outstanding bonds of said city or, in 
the discretion of said treasurer, for the purpose of meeting 
the interest and sinking fund requirements of any bonds 
issued by the city. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayijwved April 16, 1915. 



Town of 
Georgetown 
may supply 
itself with 
water, etc. 



May take 
waters, etc. 



C/iap. 281 An Act to authorize the town of Georgetown to 

SUPPLY ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The town of Georgetown may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; 
may establish fountains and hydrants and relocate or dis- 
continue the same; and may regulate the use of such water 
and fix and collect rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the 
waters of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of 
supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within the 
limits of the town, and the water rights connected with 
any such water sources, and may also take, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and hold, all lands, rights of way 
and easements necessary for collecting, storing, piu"ifying 
and preserving the water, and for conveying the same to 
any part of said town: provided, however, that no source of 
water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the 
quality of the water shall be acquired without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the state department of health, 
and that the location of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be 
used as sources of water supply under this act shall be subject 
to the approval of said department. Said town may construct 
on the lands acquired under the provisions of this act, 
])roper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures 
and other structures, and may make excavations, procure 
and operate machinery and provide such other means and 
appliances, and do such other things as may be necessary for 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 281. 213 

the establishment and maintenance of complete and effective 
water works; and for that purpose may construct wells and 
reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, 
lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works 
under and over any land, water courses, railroads, railways 
and public or other ways, and along such ways In the town 
of Georgetown, In such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all other proper purposes of 
this act, said town may dig up or raise and embank any such 
lands, highways or other ways, in such manner as to cause 
the least possible hindrance to public travel on such ways. 
Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any con- Pubiic service 
duits, pipes or other works within the location of any railroad app'rovaT.°" 
corporation, except at such time and in such manner as it 
may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure 
so to agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after the Description of 
taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water sources to'be^re°cOTdcd. 
or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in 
the registry of deeds for the southern district of the county 
of Essex, a description thereof sufficiently accurate for 
identification, with a statement of the purpose for which 
the same were taken, signed by the water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for. The title to all land acquired 
under the provisions of this act shall vest in the town of 
Georgetown, and the land so acciuired may be managed, 
improved and controlled by the board of water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they shall deem 
for the best interests of the town. 

Section 4. Said tov/n shall pay all damages to property Payment of 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of *™^^^- 
any land, right of way, water, water source, water right or 
easement, or by any other thing done by said town under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid, and failing to agree with the town as 
to the amount thereof, may have the same determined in 
the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for 
the laying out of highways, on application at any time 
within the period of two years after the taking of such land 
or other property or the doing of other Injury under authority 
of this act; but no such application shall be made after the 



214 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 281. 



Town of 
Georgetown 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1915. 



Payment of cxplratioii of the Said two years, and no assessment of dam- 
damages. ^^^^ s\vd\\ bc made for the takhif? of any water, water right, 

or for any injury thereto, until the water is actually with- 
drawn or diverted by the town under authority of this act. 
Said town may by vote, from time to time, determine what 
amount or quantity of water it proposes to take and appro- 
priate under this act; in which case any damages caused by 
such taking shall be based upon such amount or quantity 
until the same shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and 
in such event said town shall be further liable only for the 
additional damages caused by such additional taking. 

Section 5. Said town, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of this act, may issue from time to 
time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding seventy-five 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words, Town of Georgetown Water Loan, Act of 
1915; shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after their respective dates, as will 
extinguish each loan within thirty years from its date; but 
the amount of such annual payment of any loan in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of 
said loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
Rate of interest, issuc of bouds or notcs sluill coustitutc a separate loan. Said 
bonds or notes shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, 
at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum; and shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by 
the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The 
town may sell the said securities at public or private sale, 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but 
they shall not be sold for less than their par value and the 
proceeds shall l)e used only for the purposes herein specified. 
Section G. Said town shall at the time of authorizing 
said loan provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of section five of this act; and when a 
A'ote to that effect has been passed, a sum which with the 
income derived from water rates will be sufficient to pay the 
annual expense of operating its water works and the interest 
as it accrues on the l^onds or notes issued as aforesaid, and 
to make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, 
be assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, 
in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, initil 
the debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 



Payment 
of loan. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 281. 215 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, watwre°c!°^ 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, held 
or used by said town under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the town three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon being convicted of any of the above wilful or wanton 
acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding 
one year. 

Section 8. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this water commis- 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or at a tlonrtermretc. 
subsequent meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years, and one until 
the expiration of one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at each annual town meeting thereafter one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to the said town by this 
act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall be vested 
in said water commissioners, who shall be subject, however, 
to such instructions, rules and regulations as the town may 
impose by its vote. A majorit}^ of said commissioners shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Any vacancies, 
vacancy occurring in said board from any cause may be ^""^ ^^^^^' 
filled for the remainder of the unexpired term by said town 
at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. Any such 
vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority vote of the 
selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold office 
until the town fills the vacancy in the manner provided 
herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable to fix 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe the ^'**®'^ ^^^^^' 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water 
works shall be applied to defraying all operating expenses, 
interest and payments on the principal as they accrue upon 
any bonds or notes issued under authority of this act. If Net surplus, 
there should be a net surplus remaining after providing for 
the aforesaid charges it shall be used for such new con- 
struction as the water commissioners may determine upon, 
and in case a surplus should remain after payment for such 
new construction the water rates shall be reduced propor- 
tionately. No money shall be expended in new construction 



216 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

by the water commissioners except from the net surplus 
aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and provides money 
Report. therefor. Said commissioners shall annually, and as often 

as the town may require, render a report upon the condition 
of the works under their charge and an account of their 
doings, including an account of receipts and expenditures, 
^ubmufedto Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
voters, etc. g^j^f.^ ]jy q^ majority of the legal voters of the town of George- 
town present and voting thereon by ballot at any legal 
meeting called for the purpose within three years after its 
passage, but the number of meetings so called in any one 
year shall not exceed three; and for the purpose of being 
submitted to the voters as aforesaid this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. Approved April 16, 1915. 

Chap. 2^2 An Act to dissolve certain corporations. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Corporations Section 1. Such of the followiug named corporations, 

as are not already legally dissolved, are hereby dissolved, 
subject to the provisions of sections fifty-two and fifty-three 
of chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and three : — 

A. & E. Burton Company (1907) 
A. B. Cutter Company, The 
A. B. Noyes & Co., Corporation 
A. Cunningham Drug Companv 
A. D. Poole Co. 
A. H. Demond Company 
A. J. Hammerton Co. 
A. J. Landey Company 
A. L. Banks & Co., Inc. 
A. P. Downs Co. 

A. U. Dilley & Company, Incorporated 
Abbotsford Worsted Company- 
Acme Register Company 
Acme Service Company 
Acme Torsion Spring Company 
Addison Building Company 
Adjustable Truss Hinge Conii)any 
Advertisers' Company (Inc.) 

Akron Tire and Rubber Company of Boston, The 
(1913) 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 217 

Albany and Pittsfield Developing Company dSofved""^ 

Alexander Company Incorporated 

Alexander Confectionery Co. 

Alfana Cigar Company 

Allen-Bradley Cranberry Company, The 

Allston Laundry Inc., The 

Alta Manufacturing Company 

Amalgamator INIanufacturing and Mining Company 

American Automatic Feed-Water Regulator Company 

American Banner Company 

American Casket Company 

American Clock Bank INIfg. Co. 

American Coat and Linen Supply Company 

American Electric Process Steel Company 

American Emblem Company 

American Graphic Art Company 

American History Publishing Co., The 

American Ignition Company, Incorporated 

American Investment Company, The 

American Light, Pleat and Power Company of Boston 

American Lunch Company 

American National Detective Agency, Inc. 

American Package Fruit Company 

American Scientific Supply Corporation, The 

American Securities Corporation 

American Stores Company, The 

American Tea and Coffee Co. 

American Utilization Company 

American Waterproof Sole Company 

American Wholesale Grocery Company 

Amoroso, Incorporated 

Anderson-Snow-Hardware Company 

Androscoggin INIotor Company 

Anthony Screw Company 

Architectural Review Incorporated, The 

Armor Concrete Construction Company 

Arnold J. Booth Company, Inc. 

Arrow Laundry Inc., The 

Associated Merchants Delivery Company, The 

Athlete Shoe Industry Company 

Atkinson-Browne Co. 

Attleboro Welding and Machine Company 

Atwood-Reed Company 

Auditorium Stock Company 



218 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

Sfved.""^ August W. Dodge, Incorporated 

Austin Furniture Company 
Austin Printing Company, The 
Auto Accessory Mfg. Co. 
Auto-Lighter & Equipment Company 
Automatic Fire Protection Company 
Automobile Agency Inc. 
Avis Engine Company 
Avon Aeroplane Amusement Co. 
B & L Engine Company 
B. & T. Economy Soap Holder Company 
B. E. Gordon Company 
B. J. Short Company 
B-W Plantation Company 
Babbatassett Paper Company 
Back Bay Auto Supply Company, Inc. 
Baker's Pond and Drain Fishing Company 
Bankers and IManufacturers Mercantile Corporation 
Bankers Coupon Company 
Barnstable Electric Company 
Barrett Bracerine Co. 
Bartlett & Grover, Inc. 
Bates Poultry Farm, Inc., The 
Bay Road Fruit Company 
Bay State Agency, Inc. 
Bay State Coal and Cement Company 
Bay State Distilling Company 
Bay State Egg Co. 
Bay State Sales Company 
Bay State Shoe & Repair Company 
Bay State Shoe Company 
Bay State Silver Company 
Beacon Boulevard Hotel Company 
Beacon Confectionery Co. 
Beacon Finance Co. 
Beacon Ice Cream Company 
Bear Creek Oil Company 
Beebe-Webber Company, The 
Belchertown Light, Heat & Power Company 
Bemis Garnet Mills Company 
Bennett Co., The 
Berkshire Canning Company 
Berkshire Ore is: Chemical Company 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 219 

Beta Gamma Alumni Association of the Alpha Tan Corporations 

Omega Fraternity, Incorporated dissolved. 

Beverly Manufacturing Company 
Beverly Mattress Company, Inc. 
Bianco Construction Company 
Biddle Baking Co. 
Bigelow & Joslin Company 
Bigelow Carpet Company (1899) 
Bijou Theatre Co. (Fall River, Org. 1913) 
Blair Manufacturing Company 
Blair Specialty Company, The 
Blake Automobile Company 
Blue Hill Avenue Garage Inc. 
Bonded Clearing House, Inc. 
Bonelli-Brownrigg Co. 
Bonn and Company, Incorporated 
Bonney Co., The 
Boothby Surgical Hospital 
Boston Art Embroidery Co., The 
Boston Builders Finish Company 
Boston Carpet Laying Company, The 
Boston Cement, Sand & Gravel Company 
Boston Citrus Fruit Company 
Boston Cold Storage and Terminal Company 
Boston Common, Inc., The 
Boston Courier Publishing Company, The 
Boston Dentists Company 
Boston Docks and Warehouse Company 
Boston Kosher Wurst Company, The 
Boston Ladies Tailoring Company 
Boston Merchandise Co. 
Boston Paving Company 
Boston Prest-0-Ceal Company 
Boston Rod Company 
Boston Rubber Supply Company 
Boston Sawdust and Shavings Company 
Boston Sawdust Company 
Boston Shippers Express Co. 
Boston Store, Inc., The 
Boston Surgical Specialty Company, The 
Boston Thread and Twine Company 
Boylston Art Galleries, Inc. 
Boylston Jewelry Co. Inc. 



220 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 



dSed"'" Bradford Yarn Mills 



Breck Rubber Company 
Brennan Leather Company 
Breton Company, The 
Brewster Frame Company, The 
Broadway Pharmacy, Incorporated 
Brockton People's Shoe Company 
Brockton Pink Granite Quarry Company 
Brockton Realty Trust, Inc. 
Brotherhood Publishing Company 
Brown and Sons INIanufacturing Company 
Brown-Binnian Company 
Brown-Fuller Shoe Company 
Brown-Sargent Company 

Buckeye Fruit & Truck Growers Association, (Incor- 
porated), The 
Buck's Emporium, Inc. 
Bullard Thread Company, The 
Burbank Brothers Company, The 
Burnham Railway Appliance Company 
Butler Beef Company 
C. A. Reid Company 
C. & C. Drug Company 
C. & J. INIanufacturing Company 
C. H. Petit Co. 
C. P. Hicks Co. 
C. Sargent Bird, Inc. 
C. W. Stone Company 
Cambridge Real Estate Co. Incorporated 
Cambridge Supply Company 
Campbell Sales Company 
Canton Manufacturing Company 
Cape Ann Clothing Company, Inc. 
Cape Cod Fish Company, Incorporated 
Cape Light, Heat and Power Company 
Carleton Company, The 
Carpenter Spring Tire Company 
Carroll & O'Kelly Co. 
Carroll Paper Stock Co. 
Carter-Chcsebro Company 
Carter Ticket Company 
Casler, Inc. 

Caswell's Candy Stores Company 
Caunt-Lewis Company, The 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 221 

Central Biscuit Company dSX^''"' 

Central Garage, Incorporated 

Centre St. Garage, Inc. 

Century Safety Razor Company 

Chas. Case Shoe Company 

Charles F. Packard Inc. 

Charles H. ]\Iorey Company, The 

Charles S. Hodsdon Company 

Chauncey S. Greene Company, The 

Chelsea Bee Publishing Co. 

Chemolene Company, The 

Chicago Raincoat Company 

Chilmark China Clay Corporation 

China-American Trading Company 

Churchill Dry Goods Company 

City Dressed Meat Company 

Cochran Desk Pad Co. 

Cohannet Converting Company 

Collins Hardware Company 

Colonial Amusement Company 

Colonial Engraving Co. 

Colonial Securities Company 

Colonial Woolen Mills 

Columbian Furniture Company, The 

Columbian Stevedores & Mfg. Co. 

Combined Tool Company, The 

Comet Photo Studios, Inc. 

Commercial Fibre Company 

Common Sense Gum Company 

Commonwealth Dye and Cleansing Works 

Commonwealth Land Title Company 

Conduit & Cable INIanufacturing Company, The 

Conley Drug Co., The 

Consolidated Amusement Company 

Consolidated Canoe Works, Inc. 

Consolidated Shoe Company 

Consumers' Paint & Varnish Co. 

Continental Advertising Co. 

Co-operativa Operaria Portugueza, Inc. 

Co-operative Delivery Company 

Co-operative Sales Company, The 

Corbin Wrench Company 

Corey Hill Garage Company 

Corporation Charter Co. 



222 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

d^sofved!""^ Corporation Security Company 

Costotime Company, The 
Cotuit Co-operative Grocery Co., The 
Court Electric Company 
Crane Screw Co. 
Crescent Hall IMarket Company 
Crowder Cotton Produce Company 
Crown Cafe Company 
Crown Lumber Company 
Crown Novelty Co. 
Cummings Company, The 
Cummings-lNIilbury Company 

Curley Spring Hoof Pad Company, Brockton, Mass. 
Curtis Drug Co. 
Curtis-Hawkins Company, The 
Daly Box Toe Company 
Daniels & Johnson, Inc. 
David E. Sherin Company 
David J. Sheehan and John J. Rourke Construction 

Company, The 
David Street Company 
De Leon Chemical Mfg. Co. 
Derry-Cooper Company 
Devonshire Cooperative Society 
Dexter Box, Shook & Lumber Company 
Dickey-Gordon-Bond Furniture Co. 
Dill Cattle Company 
Dr. Randall & Associates, Inc. 
Dodge & Gray Inc. 
Dodge Furniture Company, The 
Donoghue Silk Company 
Double-Phone INIanufacturing Company, The 
Dreamland Dancing Academies Company 
Duby Brothers Incorporated 
Dudley Drug Company, The 
Dudley, ]\Iears & Stevens, Incorporated 
Dugdale-lNIacKissock Company 
Dunn-Ray Company 
Durable Electric Co. 
Dvkc Mill, The 

E. and A. H. Batcheller Company 
E. and W. Toggle Co. 
E. C. Andrews and Eagles Company, The 
E. E. Angell Company, The 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 223 

E. L. French Company dSed"'"' 

E. L. Smith Company 

E. j\I. Read Company 

E. M. Sands (Incorporated) 

E. O. Proctor Co. 

E. R. Allen Co. 

E. R. Stabler Company 

E. W. Lynch Furniture Company 

E. W. Manter Company 
E-Z Rim Company, The 

East Douglas Clothing Company 

East India Extract Company 

Eastern Co-operative Association 

Eastern Electric Lamp Company 

Eastern Flour Company, The 

Eastern Glass Company 

Eastern Reduction Company 

Eastern Sales Corporation 

Edward G. Morris Company, The 

Edward Vroom Company, The 

Edwin Cullin Company 

Eells Lime Company 

Efficiency Supply Company 

Egry Register Company of New England 

Electric Economy Company 

Electro-Chemical Fibre Company 

Electro-Signal Co, 

Elgin Creamery Co. 

Elite Dress Manufacturing Company 

Elliott Motor Engine Company 

Emco Company, The 

Enfield Manufacturing Company 

Essex Concrete Construction Company 

Essex Development Company 

Essex Rapid Transportation Company 

Essex Waste Company 

Eugene Lynch Company 

Eureka Valve Company 

Everett E. Belding Company, The 

Excel Vacuum Cleaner Company 

Excello Foods Company 

Export Box Strap Company 

F. E. Cole Manufacturing Company 
F. E. Longwell Lumber Company 



224 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

dSaofved.""' F. J. Allen Lumber Company, The 

F. J. Terrill Motor Company 
F. M. Butler Company 
F. M. White Company 

F. T. ]\Iorcombe, White Company 
Fall River Granite Company 

Fall River Wholesale Grocery Company 

Farmers INIutual Telephone Company of Bristol County, 

Massachusetts, The 
Federal Association 
Federal Rubber Waste Company 
Ferguson Coal Company 
Ferncroft Club, Inc., (1913) 
Field, Holmes Company 

First Italian Consumers Co-operative Association, Inc. 
First National Safe Deposit Company 
Five Acre Farm Inc. 
Flaherty Drug Co. 
Flather Planer and Shaper Company 
Florida Trackless Trolley Company 
Flower Growers Sales Company 
Floyd-Scott Company, The 
Foundry Equipment Company 
Framingham Cleansing & Dyeing House Inc. 
Framingham Commission House, Inc. 
Framingham Contracting Company 
Frank A. Arend & Co. Inc. 
Frank B. Phinney Company 
Frankfort Investment Company, The 
Franklin Construction Co. 
Franklin Laundry Company 
Fred A. Loud Company, The 
Fred F. Field Company B. 
Fred S. and A. D. Gore Corporation 
Frederick E. Randall Company 
Fudge ]Man Company 

G. A. Sawyer & Co. Inc. 
G. C. Parker Companv 
G. E. &II. J. IlabichCo. 
G. E. Bhincluird Company 

G. Gordon INIartin, Incorporated 
G. I. ]\L Vulcani/ing Company 
Gardner Drug Co. 
Garniss-Olivcr Co. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 225 

General Color and Chemical Company d^sdved!^"^ 

Genesco Company, The 

George A. Turner Company 

George E. Chandler Company 

Geo. F. Daniels and Co. Incorporated 

George F. Daniels Company 

George F. Peck INIanufacturing Company, The 

George F. Sanborn & Son Co. 

George F. Vester Company 

George J. Tarr Company (1902) 

George M. Edgarton Company 

George Pratt Co. 

George S. Curtis Co. 

George Strong Company 

George W. Bush Co. 

Glasgow Hall Hotel Company, The 

Glidden Manufacturing Company 

Globe Film Company 

Globe Leather Co., Inc. 

Globe Pharmacal Company, The 

Globe Raincoat Company 

Globe Varnish Company, Inc., The 

Goddard Cafeteria Company 

Goodnow Mfg. Co. 

Gordon & Woodbury Co. 

Gordon Hollow Mining & Milling Company 

Gordon Home, Incorporated, The 

Gould & Bancroft Company 

Gould Box Toe Company 

Grand Rapids Furniture Co. 

Granite State Lunch Company 

Grastorf Turner Company 

Greene Advertising Company 

Greenlaw Wallis Company 

Greenough Pickling Company, The 

Greenville Farms Milk Company 

Griffin-Cutler Co. 

Grocers Manufacturing and Sales Company 

Grossman Cap Manufacturing Company, The 

Grout Automobile Company 

Grueby-Faience Company 

Guarantee Trunk and Bag Company 

Gurvitz-Arbeter Company 

H. and B. Manufacturing Company, The 



226 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

SKf ""' H. & G. W. Lord Company 

H. C. H. Fruit Company, Incorporated 
H. D. Hall Company 
H. J. Koehler Sporting Goods Company 
H. L, Gilman Engineering Company 
H. Richards Company 
H. S. Littlefield Company 
H. T. Rhoades Company 
Hallbauer, Maloney, Thesse Company 
Hamlin Street Sprinkler Co. 
Hampden jVIachine Screw Company 
Hampshire Furniture Company 
Hanson Machine Company 
Harney Brothers Company 
Harold A. Thurlow Company, Inc., The 
Harrington-Thompson Motor Cars- Inc. 
Harris Millinery Company 
Harry Eldredge Goodhue Company, The 
Harry N. Atwood Private School of Aviation, Incorpo- 
rated 
Hartigan Shoe Company 
Hassett and Rogers Incorporated 
Haverhill Gas Company 
Haverhill Steamship Company 
Hawaiian Pinectar, Ltd. 
Hedden Varnish Company, The 
Hendee Manufacturing Company, The, (1910) 
Henderson Motor Company of New England 
Hengren Manufacturing Company 
Henry J. Tracy Company 
Hervey F. Armington Inc. 
Hess Mfg. Co. 
Hibbard Index Company 
Hickman and Doucette, Incorporated 
High Rock Inc. 
Highland Tanning Company 
Hill & Steere, Inc. 
Hill Lock Company, The 
Hill Press, Incorporated, The 
Hodgdon Booking Agency, Inc. 
Hodgdon Brass Works 
Hodgdon-Duraiul Co. 
Ploliday Prints Shop of Boston Inc., The 
Holland Company, Inc., The 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 227 

Hollings Company dSved""^ 

Holyoke Motor Foundry Company 

Home Dairy Lunch Co. 

Home Drug Company 

Home Furniture Company, The 

Home Supply Company, The 

Hotel Blythe Co., The 

Hotel Westminster Company 

Hovey-Woodberry Company 

Howard Time Recorder Company 

Howes Hydrant Co. 

Howe's Mill Lumber Company 

Hoyt and Wolfe Shoe Company, Inc. 

Hunt IVIetal Corner Company (1904) 

Huntley Poultry Farms, Inc. 

Hutchinson's Pharmac.y, Incorporated 

Hyde Square Grocery Co. 

I-Got-Him Company, The 

Ideal Men's Shop Company 

Idem Manufacturing Company 

Idle Hour Theatre Co. 

Ima-Fiber Company 

Imperial Cloak and Suit Company 

Imperial Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. 

Imperial Toilet Company 

Importers' Bazaar, Incorporated 

Importers' Outlet Company 

Improved Pin Ticket Company, The 

Incomparable Cloak & Suit Company 

Incorporated Realty Associates, The 

Independent Mutual Baking Company, The 

Industrial IVIachine Company 

Institute Pharmacy Inc. 

Inter -City Amusement Company 

Interchangeable Rubber Heel Company, The 

International Mica Company 

International Telefire Company 

Interstate Oil Company 

Interurban Express Company 

Isador Straus Loan Association, Inc. 

J. Bradbury Company 

J. C. Leighton Co. 

J. F. Connor Laundry Co. 

J. F. Williams Company 



228 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

SKd""' J- G. & B. S. Ferguson Company 

J. G. Walker & Son Corporation 
J. H. Green Co. 

J. J. Cross Laundry Company, The 
J. L. Emmons Company 
J. Lanthier & Co., Inc. 
J. R. Ruiter & Co. Incorporated 
J. T. J. Head Company 
J. W. Adams Company 
J. W. Calnan Company 
Jamaica Plain Auto Station, Inc. 
Jamaica Plain Express and Garage Company 
James A. Hart Company 
James Donovan Slipper Company 
Jenkins & Smith Inc. 
Jesse A. Case Co. Inc. 
Jewelry Shop (Incorporated), The 
John Burnham Company 
John D. Lynch Drug Company 
John P. Corbett Company (1913) 
John W. Crooks Chocolate Company 
John W. Moore, Inc. 
Johnson Ladder Company 
Johnson Lumber Co. 
Jones and Company, Incorporated 
Joseph F. Marks, Incorporated 
Joseph S. Donovan Company 
Joseph Wilcox Company 
Kaola Cordial Co. 
Kellmann's Feature Films, Inc. 
Kellmann's Majestic Amusement Co. 
King Printing Company, The 
Kline Kar Auto Company 
Knox Automobile Company 
L. C. Moore Company 
L. C. Stevens Company 
L. Ginsberg Fruit and Produce Co. Inc. 
L. Marino, Incorporated 
L. Robert Tidd Company 
L. T. Robbins Lumber Company, Inc. 
Landers, Frary & Clark Co. 
Lane & Co. Inc. 
Laurie Valve Co. 
Lawrence Gas Generator Company 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 229 

Lawrence Market Company Srved^"' 

Lawrence Motor Mart, Inc. 

Lawson Pink Food Products Co. 

Lawson-Pratt Sales Company 

Leominster Machine Supply Company 

Leominster Shell Goods Company 

Leona INIining Company 

Levitan Amusement Company, Inc. 

Lewis A. Brown Company 

Lewis H. & F. W. Lovering, Inc. 

Lewis-La Bonte Company 

Liberty Hat Manufacturing Company 

Liberty Shoe Manufacturing Company 

Lilly Brackett Company 

Lincoln and Smith Press 

Lincoln Leather Goods Company, The 

Lincoln Shoe Company 

Live Advertising Company 

Lloyd Coal Company 

Lockcura Company, The * 

Long Pond Fishing Company in Yarmouth 

Lord Manufacturing Company 

Louis B. Cadario & Sons, Incorporated 

Louis Cohen Shirt Company 

Louis Miller Co., Inc. 

Louis W. Sumner, Inc. 

Lovett, Hart and Phipps Company 

Lowell Land Company 

Lowell Real Estate Company 

Lozier Motor Company of New England 

Lucy Mill and Lumber Company, The 

Lynn Box Company 

Lynn Clothing Company 

Lynn Co-operative Association 

Lynn Ice & Cold Storage Company 

Lynn Jewish Publishing Company 

M. B. M. Motor Company 

M. D. Malbon Co. 

M. Daly Co. 

M. J. Ryan & Sons Company 

M, J. Silva Company 

M. L. Hewett & Co., Incorporated 

MacLean Produce Company, The 

Machat Feature Film Co. 



230 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

Swed'""' IVIacker-Tyler Company 

Mackey INIanufacturing Company 

Madam Francis Company 

Maddequet Harbor Hotel Company 

Malaya Exploitation Co. 

Maiden INlail Company, The 

Maiden Parcel Handle Company Inc. 

Maiden Woodenware Company 

Manhattan Company, The 

Manhattan Egg Company 

IManhattan Theatre Company 

Mansur Motor Truck Company 

Manufacturer's Wool Stock Company 

Marathon Automobile Company of Boston, The 

Marcus Contracting Company 

Marcus Loew Boston Booking Agency, The 

Marine Towel Supply Company 

Marinium Paint & Manufacturing Company 

Marion Motor Car Co. of Boston 

Mark-lNIotor Supply Company 

Markell Drug Company, Inc. 

Marlborough Drug Company, The 

Marshfield Electric Light and Power Company 

Martin Fur Breeding Company 

Marwood Publishing & Sales Company, The 

Mason Cigar Company 

Massachusetts Barbers Supply Company 

Massachusetts Chemical Products Co. 

Massachusetts Contracting Company, The 

Massachusetts Loan Company 

Massachusetts INIedical Service Company 

Massachusetts Net Company 

Maxim Chemical & Drug Company 

Mayer & Ilirshfcld Incorporated 

Mayfair Manufacturing Company 

Mayo Meat Company 

McCabe and Finzel Company 

McClurg Tire and Rubber Company 

McKinnon Building & Re])air Company 

McNeely & Co., Inc. 

Mellor Manufacturing Company, The 

Melville Pharmacy, Incorporated 

Merchants Investment Company 

Merrill's Food and Chemical Company 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 231 

Merrlmac Taper Company (1881) dSfved!""' 

Merrimac Witch Hazel Company 

Metal Products Company 

Michigan Motor Company 

Middlesex Co-operative Garden Company 

Middlesex Equitable Association 

Milford and Lake Maspenock Trolleymobile Co. 

Milford Land and Development Co. 

Milford Lyceum Hall Company 

Milford Rubber Cement Company 

Milner Manufacturing Company 

Modern Necessities Company 

Molt Bros. Incorp. 

Monn Product Company 

Montague Laundry Company 

Morash-Friend Co. 

Morse-Readio Auto Company 

Mott Manufacturing Company 

Mount Pleasant Stable Company, The 

Mountain Purity Spring Company 

Mozart Music Companv 

N. E. Robbins Co. 

N. S. Abbott Company 

N. Sumergrade and Company, Incorporated 

N. W. Brown Piano Co. 

Nashua River Paper Corporation 

Natick Inter-State Express Company 

National Art Advertising Company 

National Calculator Sales Company of Massachusetts 

National Correspondence Schools, Inc. 

National Credit Company 

National Games Company 

National Loan and Investment Company 

National Motor Car Co. of Worcester, The 

National Shipping Company 

National Stationery & Office Supply Co. 

National Wholesale Millinery Syndicate, Inc., The 

Naumkeag Express Company 

Neely INIedical Company 

Nehemiah Lee Coal Company 

Nelson Color Company 

New Bedford Roller Polo Association, Inc. 

New England Black Fox Company 

New England Commercial Paper Co. 



232 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

SSV'ed^*'"' New England Contracting Co. 

New England Electric Vehicle Company 

New England Export Exposition Company, The 

New England Feed Company, The 

New England Fireworks Company, Inc. 

New England General Utilities Company 

New England Hardware Company 

New England Industrial and Educational Exposition 
Company 

New England Loan Association, Incorporated 

New England INletal & ]\Iachine Company 

New England INIotorist Company, The 

New England News Company, The 

New England Nut Food Co. 

New England Paper Bag Company 

New England Paper Stock Company 

New England Plating and Engraving Company, Inc., 
The 

New England Supply Company 

New England Transfer Advertising Company 

New Hotel Company 

New Light and Supply Company 

New Premier Theatre Co. 

New System Dental Company 

New York and Boston Auto-Bus Company 

Nielsen-Belcher Co. 

Nielsen Glove Company 

Nielsen Smoke Separator Company 

Non-Corrosive Metal ]\Ifg. Co., The 

Norcross Properties, Incorporated, The 

North American Lead & Iron Co. 

North Egremont Water Company 

North Shore IMotors and Service Company, Incor- 
porated 

North Shore Red Granite Company 

Northampton Emery Wheel Company 

Northeastern Lunch Company 

Northern Amusement Company, The 

Northrup Hotel Company 

Novelty Braid Co. 

O. H. Goodman Co., The 

Ocean INIills Company, The 

Oguiiquit Manufacturing Company 

Oliver-IIurwitch Co. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 233 

Oliver Tailoring Co. Sfved!""' 

Olmsted and Tuttle Company- 
Orange Street Market Inc. 
Orient Heights Pharmacy, Inc. 
Ornamental INIineral Company 
Orona ]\Ianufacturing Company (1912) 
Orthopedic Shoe Company 
Ovington Aviation School of Correspondence 
P. & P. Sales Co., Inc., The 
Page Oil Liniment Co., Inc. 

Palmer and Singer Motor Company of New England 
Palmer Co-operative Association, The 
Palmer Manufacturing Company 
Palmer Renting Company 
Paper INIill Supply Company 
Park Amusement Co., The 
Park Co-operative Society, The 
Park Theatre Amusement Co. 
Parsons-Dalton Co. 
Pastime Amusement Co. 
Paton-Perry Company, The 
Paul Revere Silver Company (1910) 
Payson Mitchell Company 
Peerless Leather Company 
Pemberton Sales Company 
People's Trading Company, The 
Perkins Appliance Company 
Pettingell INIachine Company, The 
Phillips Company, The 
Phillips Heater Mfg. Co. 
Phillipsdale Paper Mill Company, The 
Pilgrim Garage & Auto Company 

Pilgrim Leather Manufacturing Company (Incor- 
porated) 
Pine-Croft Greenhouses Incorporated, The 
Pleasant Street Cemetery Corporation 
Port of Boston Docks and Warehouse Company 
Portugal-America Publishing Association 
Portuguese National Wholesale Grocery Company 
Potter, Harris & Company Inc. 
Potter Welding and Brazing Co. 
Premier Motor Car Company of New England 
Prescott Auto Parts Company 
Priest & Smith Company 



234 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

dS^'ved'*"" Prince Cleansing Company Inc. 

Progress Rul)ber Company 
Prospect Auto Company 
Protex Mills Company 
Public Co-Operative Store Inc. 
Purchasers of H. & J. Brewer Co.'s Springfield Retail 

Store, Inc. 
Puritan Mailing Machine Company 
Puritan Mills 

Puritan Telephone Company 
Quaboag Leather Company 
Quality Toggle Co., The 
Queen Bee Confectionery Company 
Queensboro-Boston Corporation 
Queensbury INIills 
Quincy Beef Company 
Quito Cigar Company Incorporated 
R and G Shoe Company 
R. B. Gage Company 
R. B. Mason Company, Incorporated 
R. Bliss Manufacturing Company 
R. F. Murphy Company 
R. W. Armstrong Co., The 
Rabinowitz Delicatessen and Lunch Company 
Ramsey-Schofield Company 
Randolph Bottling Company (Inc.) 
Rawles-Cobb Company 
Real Estate Investment Company 
Realistic Moving Picture Company, The 
Reccord Chemical Mfg. Co., The 
Red Dragon Cigar Company 
Red Star Bedding Company, The 
Regal Bottling Co. 
Reid Publishing Company 
Rejane Company, The 
Reliable Knitting Company 
Resthaven Sanatarium Inc. 
Revere Boat Company, The 
Rezistol Chemical Co., The 
Rheumo Chemical Co. 
Rice-Engineering Co., Inc. 
Richard II. Booth Co. 
Riverview Laundry Company, The 
Riverview Manufacturing Company 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 



235 



Corporations 

Robt. Cook & Sons Co. di-°iv«d. 

Rochester Pants Company 

Rock Manufacturing Company 

Rock Oil IMotor Company 

Roebling Construction Company of Massachusetts, 

The 
Romanite Floor & Tile Co., The 
Rosenfeld Goldman Company, The 
Royal & Berkeley Company Inc. 
Roval Fibre Company 
Royal Paper Box Company 
Rural Comedy Co. 
S. C. Swift Company, Inc. 
S-M-C Company 
S. W. Loomis Company 
Salisbury Land and Improvement Company 
Samoset Textile Company 
Sampson Publishing Company 
Sault Manufacturing Company 
Sconset Cottage Club Company 
Scott and Cota Machine Company 
Seth W. Fuller Company 
Shaw Lumber Company 
Shawmut Electric Signal Company 
Shelden Brothers Company 
Sherman Manufacturing Company 
Shirley Amusement Company 
Shirt-Board Advertising Company 

Shoe City Coat Co., Inc. 

Sight-Seeing Auto Company ^ ^ . j^ • ^ VA 

Silver Black Fox Breeders Association of Prince Ed- 
ward Island 

Simonds Fruit Company 

Simplex Sales Company 

Sippican Yacht Club 

Sky Fruit and Stock Company 

Solid Shoe Company 

Somers, Hoeckel & Son Company 

Somerset Hotel Company 

Somerville Manufacturing Company, ihe 

Souhegan Valley Farms, Incorporated 

South End Independent, Incorporated 

South Hadley Falls Electric Light Company, Ihe 

South Shore Construction Company 



236 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

Srved^^"' Southern Mills Company, Inc. 

Spaulding Lunch Company 
Springfield Loan Association 
Springfield News Company, The 
Springfield Wholesale Grocery Company (1909) 
Springfield Wrecking and Lumber Company, The 
Standard Auto Valve Company 
Standard Concrete & Construction Company 
Standard Credit Company 
Standard Handle and Lumber Company 
Standard House Repair Co. 

Standard Scale & Equipment Co., Boston, Mass., The 
Standard Specialty Company, The 
Star Brand Shoe Company Lie. 
Star Button INIanufacturing Company 
State Realty Company, The 
Steinfeld Amusement Co., Inc. 
Sterling Valve Company, The 
Stoddard Ice Cream Company, The 
Stone Veneering Company 
Stop Thief Window Lock Company 
Strout Bros. Construction Co. 
Strout Brothers, Incorporated 
Suffolk Manufacturing Company, The 
Summa Carbon and Ribbon Company 
Superior Accessories Company 
Superior Overall Company 
T. T. Connolly Co. 
Tarbett IMachine Company 
Taunton Co-operative Grocery Co. Inc., The 
Taxi Motor Cab Company of Boston 
Taxicab Service Company 
Taylor Roofing Co., Inc. 
Tenney-Stoughton Shoe Company 
Tenney Worcester Company 
Thomas and John P. Cavanagh Company 
Thompson Exerciser Company 
Tickton's Pharmacy, Incorporated 
Tilloy Brown Company 
Tolman Brothers Manufacturing Company 
Tom Burke of New England, Lie. 
Trackless Transportation Company 
'^IVavers-Smith Co. 
Tremont Manufacturing Co. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 237 

Tremont Securities Company dSfvtd.""^ 

Tritton & Jenner Company, Ltd. 

Trixolo Company, The 

Tucker Store, Inc., The 

Tuttle & Bryant Co. 

Twin Bowl Cream Separator Company 

"Ultimate" Filter Corporation, The 

Ultra Motor Car Company 

Under-Cut Drill Company 

Union Cutlery and Hardware Company 

Union Drugs Stores Company 

Union Raincoat Company 

Union Tool Company 

Unique Amusement Company 

United Amusement Company 

United Breeders, Inc. 

United Chemical Company 

United Feather Company 

United Grocery Company, Inc. 

United Hospitals Drug Co. (Inc.), The 

United Motion Picture Corporation 

United INIotion Picture Theatre Corporation 

United Paper Stock Company 

United Service Auto. Co. 

United Sewing Machinery Company 

United Silver Plate Company 

United States Asphalt Company, The 

United States Lumber Corp. 

United States INIatch Plate Co. 

United States Shoe Company 

United States Steel Hoop Company 

United System Construction Company 

Unity Investment Corporation 

Unity Loan Company 

Universal Appliance Company (1914) 

Universal Gauge Company, (Limited) 

Universal Machine Company 

Universal Postal ^Machine Company, The 

Universal Truck Co. of New England 

Uswoco Mills 

Uxbridge Hardware & Furniture Company, The 

Van-Car Leather Company 

Vapowax Chemical Company 

Variety Booking Offices, Incorporated 



238 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 

dksorvedi''"" ^'asil :\IacKay Company, The 

Vendome Lunch Company 

Victoria Aeroplane, Automobile and Amusement Co. 
Vinal INIotor Renting Company 
W. E. Thayer Company 
W. F. Corne Company 

W. F. Gruttemeyer and Company, Incorporated 
W. G. King Company 
W. H. Brooke Company 
W. H. Green Vaudeville Agency Inc. 
W. J. Lally Clothing Company 
W. K. Farrington Press 
W. L. Hallett Theatrical Transfer Co. 
W. L. Taylor Company, The 
W. Pence IMitchell Hat Company 
W. S. Lee Co. 
Wachtel-Pickert Company 
Wachusett Rest, Incorporated, The 
Wade Press, Incorporated 
Wallace and Stimpson Co., The 
Waltham Electric Co. 
Waltham Hardware Co. 
Ware Machine & Loom Company 
Warren Chambers Pharmacy Inc. 
Warren Manufacturing and Construction Company, 

The 
Waverley Company 
Waverly Specialty Company 
Wellesley Inn Corporation 
Wellington Company, The 
Wentworth-Lister Company 
West Varnish Co. 
Westcott Motors Co. 
Westerly Shirt Company 
Western Oil Company 
White Eagle Provision Company, (Inc.) 
White IVIotor Car Company, The 
White River Leather Company 
White Star Laundry, Incorporated 
Whitney, Barn(\v Company 
Whittier JNIachine Company 
Wikstrom Company incorporated 
Wilbert E. Welch Company, The 
Wm. E. Doyle Co., Inc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 282. 239 

William Gilligan Company corporations 

■iTtT'ii' T' rt- /-^ dissolved. 

William K. iierce Company 

Willis C. Bates Company 

Winton Clothing Company 

Witch City Auto Co., Inc. 

Witch City Tanning Company 

Wood, Clarke Press (Inc.), The 

Worcester Broken Stone Company 

Worcester County Automobile Owners Association, Inc. 

Worcester Foresters of America Building Association 

in the City of Worcester 
Worcester News Company, The 
Worcester Record Company, The 
Worcester Slipper Company 
Worcester Terrazzo Tile Works, Inc. 
Worcester Unit Brick & Tile Company, The 
Worcester Window Cleaning Co., The 
Woven Cane Fabric Company, The 
Wyco Products Company 
Young and Follett Company, The 
Young Lobster Company, The 
Zedren and Clapp Company 
Zetterman ]\Iachinery Company 

Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to Pending suits 
affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation ^°^* ^'^^'^^^d* 
mentioned in the first section hereof, nor any suit now pend- 
ing or hereafter brought for any liability now existing against 
the stockholders or officers of any such corporation, nor to 
revive any charter previously annulled or corporation 
previously dissolved, nor to make valid any defective or- 
ganization of any of the supposed corporations mentioned 
in said first section. 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of Proceeding in 

. ••■ , , ^ suits upon 

contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by choses in action, 
this act may be brought or prosecuted in the name of the 
purchaser or assignee. The fact of sale or assignment and 
of purchase by the plaintiff shall be set forth in the writ 
or other process; and the defendant may avail himself of 
any matter of defence of which he might have availed himself 
in a suit upon the claim by such corporation, had it not 
been dissolved by this act. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajpproved April 16, 1915. 



240 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 283, 284, 285. 



11884,309; 1887,360; 1889,231; 1890,205; 1891,72.130; 1893,361; 1909,224,231; 1913.49; 

1914, 516.) 

Chap. 283 An Act to establish the office of purchasing agent 

IN THE CITY OF WALTHAM. 



Office of 
purchasing 
agent in 
Walt ham, 
established. 



To be sub- 
mitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



Appropriation 
for the em- 
ployment of 
certain needy 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of Waltham may, by ordinance, 
establish the office of purchasing agent in that city, and fix 
the term of the office and the salary attached thereto, and 
may transfer to said office such powers and duties now 
vested in other city boards, departments or offices as the 
city council, with the approval of the mayor, may designate. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved April 16, 1915. 

Chap.2S4: An Act in addition to an act making an appropriation 

FOR the employment OF CERTAIN NEEDY PERSONS BY 
THE STATE FORESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
persons by the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended 
under the direction of the state forester in the employment 
of certain needy persons, as authorized by chapter twenty- 
three of the resolves of the present year, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 16, 1915. 

11836,128; 1838,181; 1841,120; 184,5,203; 1846,35; 1847,82; 1849,183; 1851.320; 1S52, 2G1; 
1856.207; 1861.182; 1868.83; 1870,148; 1874,245; 1875,173; 1879,138; 1881,99; 1889. 
235. 445; 1891. 337; 1892. 323; 1893. 429. 467; 1894, 190; 1805, 187, 261, 466; 1896, 283. 
415; 1897, 95; 1898. 173; 1900. 255; 1904. 188; 1905. 337; 1906, 229; 1907, 242; 1908, 
148; 1911, 645.) 

Chap.285 An Act to provide for the appointment of cemetery 

commissioners in the city of LOWELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The powers and duties now exerciscfl and 
performed by the commissioner of public property and 
licenses of the city of Lowell shall hereafter be vested in a 
board of five cemetery commissioners, to be appointed by 
the mavor. Of the said five commissioners not It^ss tlian 



Appointment 
of cemetery 
commissioners. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 286. 241 

three shall be owners of lots in a public burial ground in said 
city. The said commissioners shall serve without compen- 
sation and shall be appointed in the first instance for terms 
of one, two, three, four and five years respectively, and 
thereafter as vacancies occur they shall be filled by the ap- 
pointment of a commissioner for the term of five years. 
The commissioners shall elect one of their number chairman 
and shall appoint such other officers as they may deem 
expedient. 

Section 2. The said commissioners shall annually in to make 
January present a report to the mayor of their doings for the ^^^^^^ report. 
preceding year, including a detailed statement of the receipts 
and expenditures of each cemetery under their control and 
of all gifts and bequests, in trust or otherwise, made to 
said city for the care of any of the cemeteries under the 
charge of said commissioners, or of any lot therein, or for 
any other purpose relative thereto. 

Section 3. So much of chapter six hundred and forty- Repeal. 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven as 
is inconsistent herewith, is hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 19, 1915. 



Chap.28Q 



An Act making appropriations for the compensation 
and expenses of the board of commissioners on 
fisheries and game. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriation. 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth commi^ioners 
from the ordinary revenue, for expenditures incurred by the on fisheries 
board of commissioners on fisheries and game, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not ex- Commis- 
ceeding sixty-one hundred and twenty dollars. ewners, salaries. 

For travelling and incidental office expenses, including Travelling 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ^'^p®"®^®- °**'- 
sixtv-two hundred dollars. 

For clerical services, a sum not exceeding fifty-one hundred £1®'"^!^ 
dollars. 

For enforcement of the laws relating to fisheries and game, Enforcement 
including the salaries and expenses of deputies, forty-eight °^ ^'"^' ^*■'^■ 
thousand dollars. 



242 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 287. 



Stocking of 
ponds, etc. 

Fish hatcheries. 



Maintenance, 
etc. 



For stocking great ponds with food fish, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the establishment of fish hatcheries, as authorized bv 
chapter six of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of fish hatcheries, the propagation of 
food and game fish, and for the purchase of lobsters with 
eggs attached, and for the establishment of bird and game 
preserves and for the maintenance of game farms for the 
protection and propagation of wild birds and quadrupeds, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-six thousand and eighty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 19, 1015. 



Town of 

Belehertown 
may supply 
itself with 
water, etc. 



May purchase 
waters of 
ponds, etc. 



Chap. 287 An Act to authorize the town of belchertow^n to 

SUPPLY itself and ITS INHABITANTS WITH W^\TER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Belehertown may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; 
may establish fountains and hydrants and relocate or dis- 
continue the same, and may regulate the use of such water, 
and fix and collect rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the waters 
of any pond or stream, or of any ground sources of supply, 
taken by means of driven, artesian or other wells, within the 
limits of the said town not already owned or acquired by 
the city of Springfield, acting under its statutory rights, 
and the water rights connected with any such water sources, 
and may also take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and 
hold all lands, rights of way and easements necessary for 
collecting, storing, holding, purifying and preserving the 
purity of the water, and for conveying the same to any part 
of said town: promded, however, that no source of water 
supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality 
of the water shall be taken or used without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the state department of health, 
and that the situation of all dams, reservoirs and wells to 
be used as sources of water supply under this act shall be 
subject to the approval of said department. Said town 
may construct on the lands acquired and held under the pro- 
visions of this act proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, 



Proviso. 



May construct 
dams, etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 287. 243 

buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery and provide 
such other means and appHances and do such other things 
as may be necessary for the estabhshment and mainte- 
nance of complete and effective water works; and for that 
purpose may construct wells and reservoirs and establish 
pumping works, and may construct, lay and maintain aque- 
ducts, conduits, pipes and other works under or over any 
land, water courses, railroads, railways and public or other 
ways, and along such ways in the town of Belchertown, in 
such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and 
for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, oper- 
ating and repairing such conduits, pipes and other works, 
and for all proper purposes of this act, said town may dig 
up or raise and embank any such lands, highways, or other 
ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 
travel on such ways. Said town shall not enter upon, con- Restrictions, 
struct or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within the 
location of any railroad corporation, except at such time 
and in such manner as it may agree upon with such corpora- 
tion or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved 
by the public service commission. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after the Description of 
taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water foTe^recorded? 
sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be re- ^'^''■ 
corded in the registry of deeds for the county and district 
within which the same are situated, a description thereof 
sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The title to Title, how 
all land taken or acquired in any way under the provisions "^^^^^'^■ 
of this act shall vest in the town of Belchertown, and the 
land so acquired may be managed, improved and controlled 
by the board of water commissioners hereinafter provided 
for, in such manner as they shall deem for the best interest 
of the town. 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to property Damages, 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
land, right of way, water, water source, water right or ease- 
ment, or by any other thing done by the town under au- 
thority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid, and failing to agree with said town 
as to the amount thereof, may have the same determined 
in the manner provided by law in the case of land taken 



244 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 287. 



Damages. 



May purchase 
property of 
Belchertown 
Water Com- 
pany. 



Town of 
Belchertown, 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1915. 



Payment of 
loan. 



for the laying out of highways, on appHcation at any time 
within the period of two years after the taking of such 
land or other property or the doing of other injury under 
authority of this act; but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the said two years, and no assess- 
ment of damages shall be made for the taking of any water 
or water right, or for any injury thereto, until the water 
is actually withdrawn or diverted by said town under au- 
thority of this act. Said town may by vote, from time 
to time, determine what amount or quantity of water it 
proposes to take and appropriate under this act; in which 
case any damages caused by such taking shall be based 
upon such amount or quantity until the same shall be in- 
creased by vote or otherwise, and in such event the town 
shall be further liable only for the additional damages caused 
by such additional taking. 

Section 5. The said town may purchase the water 
rights, estate, franchises, and privileges of the Belchertown 
Water Company, which was incorporated by chapter three 
hundred and fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve. 

Section 6. Said town, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred 
under the provisions of this act, may issue from time to time 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Town of Belchertown Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each 
loan within thirty years from its date, shall bear interest, 
payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four and 
one half per cent per annum; and shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the town and countersigned by the water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for. Each authorized issue 
of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan, and the 
amount of the annual pavment in anv vear shall not be less 
than the amount of principal payable in any subsequent 
year. Said town may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than their 
par value. 

Section 7. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the first 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 287. 245 

issue of said bonds or notes, as will extinguish the same 
within the time prescribed by this act; and when a vote to 
that effect has been passed a sum which, with the income 
derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote 
be assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, 
in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until 
the debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 8. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty. 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property, owned, 
held or used by said town under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the said town three times the amount of 
damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of 
tort; and upon being convicted of any of the above wilful 
or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three 
hundred dollars or by imprisonment in jail for a term not 
exceeding one year. 

Section 9. Said town shall, after the acceptance of this Commis- 
act, at a legal meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot eiect1on*et™' 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of three 
years, one until the expiration of two years and one until the 
expiration of one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, to constitute a board of water commissioners; 
and at each annual town meeting thereafter one such com- 
missioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of three 
years. All the authority granted to the said town by this 
act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall be 
vested in said water commissioners, who shall be subject 
however to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of said commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in said board from any Vacancies. 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by the town at any legal town meeting called for the purpose. 
Any such vacancy may be filled temporarily by a majority 
vote of the selectmen, and the person so appointed shall hold 
office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner herein 
provided for. 

Section 10. Said commissioners shall fix just and du^'es^"""^ 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 



246 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 288. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Net surplus, 
how applied. 



Report. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



prescribe the time and manner of payment. The income 
of the water works shall be applied to defraying all oper- 
ating expenses, interest charges and payments on the principal 
as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 
thority of this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining 
after providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be used for 
such new construction as the water commissioners mav de- 
termine upon, and in case a surplus should remain after pay- 
ment for such new construction the water rates shall be re- 
duced proportionately. No money shall be expended in new 
construction by the water commissioners except from the 
net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and pro- 
vides monev therefor. Said commissioners shall annuallv, 
and as often as the town may require, render a report upon 
the condition of the works under their charge and an account 
of their doings, including an account of receipts and ex- 
penditures. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the legal voters of the town of 
Belchertown present and voting thereon at a legal meeting 
called for the purpose within three years after its passage; 
but it shall become void unless the town of Belchertown 
shall begin to distribute water to consumers in said town 
within three years after the date of the acceptance of this 
act as aforesaid. For the purpose of being submitted to the 
voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 19, 1915. 



[1912, 484; 1913, 557.] 

Chap. 288 An Act to authorize the town of amherst to borrow 

MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEWERAGE SYSTEM. 

Be ii enacted, etc., as follows: 
Town of Section 1. The town of Amherst, for the purpose of 

Amherst may . . , • i i 

borrow money coustructiug a scwcrage systcm in accordance with the prc- 
a°sew"erag"e*' visious of chapter four hundred and cight>'-four of the acts 
system. ^^ ^|^^ year nineteen hundred and twehe, is hereby au- 

thorized to borrow, outside of the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, 
in addition to the amount authorized by the said chapter, 
and to issue bonds or notes of the town therefor. Such 
bonds or notes shall be denominated on their face, Amherst 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 289. 247 

Sewerage Loan, Act of 1915; shall be signed by the treasurer 
and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen of the 
town, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and 
one half per cent per annum payable semi-annually, and 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within thirty years from its date. The amount of f^^^^^^ °^ 
such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. Bonds or notes 
issued under authority of this act shall be paid from the 
revenues provided by the said chapter four hundred and 
eighty-four, and the provisions of that chapter shall apply 
to proceedings under this act, except as is otherwise pro- 
vided herein. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 19, 1915. 



[1915, 170, Spec] 

An Act relative to the term of office of the treas- Chap. 2S9 

URER AND COLLECTOR OF TAXES OF THE CITY OF FITCH- 
BURG. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1, The city council of the city of Fitchburg Term of office 
for the year nineteen hundred and sixteen shall, as soon after collector of 
its organization as may be convenient, elect by joint ballot oflitchb'u/g. 
in convention a city treasurer and collector of taxes, who 
shall hold his office for the term of three years next ensuing, 
and until his successor is elected and qualified; and there- 
after as vacancies occur in the said office, they shall be 
filled in the same manner and for the same term: provided, provisos. 
that if a vacancy occurs before the expiration of a term it 
shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term; and 
provided, also, that the said officer may be removed at any 
time by the city council for sufficient cause. The compensa- 
tion of the said officer shall be fixed by concurrent vote of 
the citv council. 

Section 2, So much of section fourteen of chapter Repeal, 
eighty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
seventy-two as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 



248 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 290. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Section 3. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
January, nineteen hundred and sixteen: provided, that be- 
fore that date it shall be accepted by the city council of the 
city of Fitchburji;, with the approval of the mayor. 

Approved April 19, 1915. 



Duxbury Fire 
and Water 
District may 
retire certain 
bonds, etc. 



Certain in- 
habitants may 
be added to 
district. 



[1914, 313.] 

C/iap. 290 An Act to authorize the duxbury fire and water 

DISTRICT to retire CERTAIN BONDS AND TO PROVIDE FOR 
AN EXTENSION OF ITS TERRITORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The Duxbury Fire and Water District, 
established by chapter three hundred and thirteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, acting by 
its treasurer, with the approval of the commissioners, is 
hereby authorized to purchase for cancellation or to pay at 
maturity from any money in the treasury outstanding bonds 
of the said district not exceeding ten thousand dollars ma- 
turing in the years nineteen hundred and fifteen to nineteen 
hundred and nineteen inclusive, and not to exceed two 
thousand dollars of bonds maturing in any one year. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of the town of Duxbury 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within any 
section of said town described by metes and bounds may be 
added to and become a part of the body corporate of the 
Duxbury Fire and Water District. The territory thereby 
annexed to said district and the inhabitants therein re- 
siding shall have all the rights, powers and privileges and 
be subject to all the liabilities and duties pertaining to said 
district according to the provisions of said chapter three 
hundred and thirteen upon the acceptance of this act by 
the voters of any such section, as provided in section three 
of this act. Said district is authorized to extend its water 
service to its boundaries and beyond for the purpose of selling 
water to individuals, municipalities or corporations outside 
of said district; and for the purpose herein mentioned said 
district may issue bonds or notes in addition to the amount 
already authorized, but not exceeding seventy-five per cent 
of the estimated cost of such extension of water sor\ice. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its j)assage, 
except that section two shall not take effect until accepted 
both by a majority vote of the voters of any section proposed 
to be added to said district, present and voting thereon at 



Issue of bonds. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 291, 292. 249 

a meeting called in the manner provided by section eight 
of said chapter three hundred and thirteen, and by a vote 
of said district by a majority vote of the voters present and 
voting at a meeting duly called. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 



Chap. 2^1 



An Act to authorize the trustees of the Norfolk 

STATE hospital TO GRANT LAND TO THE TOWN OF NORFOLK 
FOR WIDENING AND STRAIGHTENING MAIN STREET IN SAID 
TOWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Norfolk state hospital Norfo!k\tlte 
are hereby authorized to grant to the town of Norfolk such hospital may 
part of the lands held by the commonwealth for the Norfolk land to town 
state hospital in the said town as may be necessary to widen, 
straighten and re-locate Main street through and along the 
lands of the commonwealth, in such manner and to such 
extent as may mutually be agreed upon by the said trustees 
and the selectmen of the said town, and said trustees are 
authorized to receive in exchange therefor such parts of the 
existing highway as may be abandoned by said widening 
and straightening and re-location where the land of the 
commonwealth abuts on the part so abandoned. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 22, 1915. 

An Act to extend the time for the operation of Chav. 292 

CERTAIN lines OF THE HAMPDEN RAILROAD CORPORA- 
TION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The time within which the Hampden Rail- Time extended 
road Corporation, incorporated under the general law in the o^certl'in*'"" 
year nineteen hundred and eleven, shall locate and complete Hampden^ ^ 
its lines to Holyoke and Chicopee Falls, and open them for cor^''°^ation 
use, is extended to the first day of July, in the year nineteen 
hundred and eighteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

{TJie foregoing tvas laid before the governor on the sixteenth 
of April, 1915, and after five days it had "the force of a law", 
as prescribed by the constitution, as it ivas not returned by him 
with his objections thereto within that time.) 



250 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 293. 



(1915, 270. Spec.] 

Chap. 293 An Act to provide for the construction of a tunnel 

OR SUBWAY IN THE CHARLESTOWN DISTRICT OF THE CITY 
OF BOSTON AND THE REMOVAL OF THE ELEVATED RAILWAY 
STRUCTURE IN SAID DISTRICT. 



Construction 
of tunnel or 
subway in 
Charlestown 
district of 
Boston, etc. 



Elevated 
structure to 
be removed. 



Commissioners 
to assess 
damages, 
benefits, etc. 



Assessment of 
betterments. 



Payment of 

assessments. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston transit commission shall construct 
a tunnel or subway from a point at or near City square to a 
point at, near or beyond Sullivan square in the Charlestown 
district of the city of Boston, under the same provisions as 
to construction, payment and use that are provided by law 
for the construction, payment and use of the present tunnel 
under Washington street in the city of Boston. 

Section 2. The present elevated structure now operated 
and maintained between City square and Sullivan square, 
along IMain street, shall, upon the construction of the tunnel 
or subway herein provided for, be removed, the same being 
detrimental to the public welfare and a menace to public 
health, and the expense of the removal shall be considered a 
part of the cost of construction of said tunnel or subway. 

Section 3. Upon the carrying out of the provisions afore- 
said, the superior court for the county of Suffolk, upon 
petition of the city, company or any party in interest, shall 
appoint three commissioners who shall determine the 
damages, if any, sustained by the company over and above 
the benefit, if any, which the company receive by the carry- 
ing out of said provisions, and the damages so determined 
shall be paid by the city and considered a part of the cost of 
said tunnel or subwav. The commissioners shall, within 
three years after the carrying out of the said provisions, de- 
termine the benefits, if any, received by the several parcels 
of real estate abutting on the parts of the streets from which 
said structure shall have been removed and shall assess upon 
every such parcel a betterment consisting of a proportionate 
part, not exceeding one half of the cost of carrying out the 
said provisions and not exceeding one half of the benefit 
received b}^ the parcel. 

Section 4. The owners of parcels so assessed shall pay 
to the city each year one twenty-fifth of the amount assessed 
on their respective parcels, with interest at four per cent per 
annum on the part of the assessment remaining unpaid, and 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 294. 251 

the amount of the rental to be paid by the company shall be 
reduced by the total amount of the assessments paid during 
the year. Any owner may pay the whole or any unpaid 
balance of his assessment, and in such case the city shall 
hold the same and use one twenty-fifth thereof each year in 
reduction of the rental. 

Section 5. If any party in interest is dissatisfied with Appeal, 
the determination of the commissioners, he or it may have 
damages or betterments determined by a jury or by a justice 
of said court on petition therefor filed in said court within 
one year after the determination; and all laws relating 
to the determination of damages and betterments for the 
laying out of highways in said city shall, so far as they may 
be applicable, govern in such matters under this act. 

Approved April 23, 1915. 

(1915, 297, Spec.J 
[1890, 357; 1893, 330; 1901, 312; 1903, 130; 1907, 202; 1911, 132.J 

An Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to incur nhrj^^ 2Q4 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SEWERAGE PURPOSES. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The citv of Pittsfield is hereby authorized, c'ity of Pitts- 
for the purpose or laying out and constructing sewers and borrow money 

. J ^ 1 • 1 ^^^ sewerage 

a system or systems oi sewerage and sewage disposal, to purposes. 
issue from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness and in addition to the amounts which 
the city was authorized by chapter three hundred and fifty- 
seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety, 
and acts in amendment thereof or in addition thereto, to 
borrow for sewerage purposes. Such bonds or notes shall 
bear on their face the words, Pittsfield Sewerage Loan, Act 
of 1915; shall be payable within periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the date of issue, shall bear interest payable semi- 
annually, at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent 
per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by 
the treasurer and countersigned by the mayor of the city. 
The city may from time to time sell the said securities, or 
any part thereof, at public or private sale, but they shall 
not be sold for less than their par value, and the proceeds, 
except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 



252 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 295, 296. 

Payment of SECTION 2. The City sliall, at the time of authorizing 

the said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each 
loan within thirty years from its date. Each authorized 
issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan, and 
the amount of principal and interest payable in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan 
payable in any subsequent year. When a vote to the fore- 
going eflFect has been passed, the amount required thereby 
shall, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of 
the city annually thereafter in the same manner in which 
other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by the city 
is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 24, 1915. 



[1726, 98; Sp. Laws, Vol. 1, p. 227; 1836, 82.J 

Chap. 2^^ An Act to dissolve the first parish in Bradford. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
First Parish SECTION 1. The First Parish in Bradford, a corporation 

in Bradford, , , , . i- i • • i i> 

dissolved. organized under and by virtue or chapter ninety-eight or 

the acts of the year seventeen hundred and twenty-six, is 
hereby dissolved. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 



[1835, 15; 1851, 205.] 

C/ia». 296 An Act to dissolve the proprietors of the Bradford 

MEETING house. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Proprietors of SECTION 1. The Proprietors of the Bradford Meeting 

Meriting House, Housc, a Corporation organized under and by virtue of 

dissolved. chapter fifteen of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 

thirty-five, as amended by chapter two hundred and five of 

the acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-one, is hereby 

dissolved. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 297. 253 



[1915, 293, Spec] 

An Act relative to a subway station at or near the Chav. 297 

CORNER OF BOYLSTON AND ARLINGTON STREETS IN THE 
CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section five of Part I of chapter seven 1911,741, 
hundred and forty-one of the acts of the year nineteen imend^'^' 
hundred and eleven is hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "square", in the eighteenth hne, the words: — 
at or near the corner of Boylston and Arhngton streets, — 
so that the first paragraph of said section will read as fol- 
lows : — The commission shall construct in the city of Boston Construction 
a subway (hereinafter called the Boylston street subway) sLtka^n'^at^or 
so designed as to be adapted to contain two railway tracks, orsoyisto™'^ 
commencing with an open cut at or near the junction of gt^Mtel'n^^^" 
Commonwealth avenue and Beacon street, thence con- Boston, 
tinning to, in, and under Commonwealth avenue, Charles- 
gate west, the Fenway, Charlesgate east, Newbury street, 
crossing under Massachusetts avenue; thence passing under 
or across private land and land of the city of Boston to a 
point under Boylston street near Hereford street; thence 
under Boylston street to a point at or near its junction with 
Arlington street; thence in and under public ways and 
public or private lands by such route as the commission 
may determine, to a point at or near the junction of Boylston 
street and Tremont street, and thence in or under Tremont 
street and public lands to a point at or near the Park street 
station of the Tremont street subway, together with stations 
at Massachusetts avenue, at Copley square, at or near the 
corner of Boylston and Arlington streets, at or near the 
corner of Boylston and Tremont streets, and at or near 
Park street. Instead of constructing said subway as a 
continuous line from Arlington street to Park street station, 
the commission may connect said subway at or near the 
junction of Boylston street and Tremont street with the 
tracks of the present Tremont street subway, and between 
that point and the Park street station may either enlarge 
the present Tremont street subway so as to provide for two 
additional tracks, or may construct a separate subway 
adapted to contain two railway tracks, connecting the 



254 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 298, 299. 



same with the present Tremont street subway and the 
tracks located therein. 
Jff"ct°^ ^^'"'"^ , Section 2. This act shall take effect when accepted by 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 

[1915, 376, Spec] 



Chap. 2^^ An Act making appropriations for continuing the 

PUBLICATION OF THE PROVINCE LAWS. 



Appropriation 
for continuing 
publication of 
province laws. 



Editor, salary. 

Clerical 
services, etc. 



Stationery, 
postage, etc. 



Printing and 
binding. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned a,re appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
for the purpose of completing the preparation and publi- 
cation of the acts and resolves of the province of Massa- 
chusetts bay, to wit : — 

For the salary of the editor, two thousand dollars. 

For clerical services and a messenger, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-two hundred dollars. 

For stationery, postage, travelling and other expenses, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding such volumes as may be com- 
pleted, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 



Chap. 2^^ An Act to validate the annual town ^ieeting of the 

town of barre in the present year. 



Annual town 
meeting of 
Barre in 
present year 
validated. 



Be it enacted, etc., a^ folhws: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Barre at the annual town meeting in the current year, and 
all acts done in pursuance thereof, are hereby confirmed and 
made valid to the same extent as if the said meeting had been 
conducted in strict compliance with law. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 300. 255 



[1915, 189, Spec] 

An Act relative to the appropriations for public Chav 300 

SCHOOLS BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred of the isgs, 4oo, §i, 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, as "'" ' ^'"^'^'^'''^• 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred and forty- 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and one, by 
section one of chapter one hundred and seventy of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and three, by section one 
of chapter two hundred and five of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and six, by section one of chapter three hun- 
dred and eighty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and nine, by section one of chapter seven hundred and 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, 
and by section one of chapter six hundred and fifteen of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby 
further amended by striking out the said section and in- 
serting in place thereof the following: — Section 1. The Appropriations 
school committee of the city of Boston, in each year, by pubficlchoois. 
vote of four fifths of all of its members, taken bv yeas and 
nays, may make an appropriation in one sum for constructing 
and furnishing new school buildings, including the taking 
of land therefor, and for school yards and the preparing of 
school yards for use, and may also make an appropriation 
in one sum for repairs and alterations of school buildings, 
and may make such other appropriations by items for the 
support of the public schools as it deems necessary. The Total amount 
total amount thus to be appropriated for the public schools certain si^s, 
of the city and their support, in addition to the money which ^''^' 
may be given therefor, the income collected, the balance of 
appropriations of preceding years, and the money which 
may be authorized by acts of the general court passed 
prior to the year nineteen hundred and fifteen and not re- 
pealed, shall not exceed the following sums for the periods 
specified, to wit: — for the financi"al year ending on the 
thirty-first day of January, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
and for each financial year thereafter, four dollars and 
seven cents upon each one thousand dollars of the valuation 
upon which the appropriations of the city council are based; 
and the amounts which may so be raised shall be appro- 
priated by the school committee as aforesaid, and shall 



256 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 301. 



Propprtion for be a part of and be met by taxes within the tax limit; and 

new buildings, ^ " 

etc., and 



repairs, etc. 



Proviso. 



of said amounts not more than thirty cents upon every 
such one thousand dollars shall be appropriated solely for 
new school buildings, lands, yards and furnishings as afore- 
said, and not more than thirty-five cents upon every such 
one thousand dollars shall be appropriated solely for repairs 
and alterations of school buildings: provided, Jwwever, that 
if of said amounts less than thirty cents upon every such 
one thousand dollars shall be appropriated solely for new 
school buildings, lands, yards and furnishings as aforesaid, 
the balance remaining of such appropriation for new school 
buildings, lands, yards and furnishings shall be certified by 
the school committee to the mayor and shall be added to 
the amount upon each one thousand dollars of the valuation 
on which the appropriations of the city council are based, 
and may be appropriated for other than school purposes. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 

[This act repealed by 1915, 372, Spec.] [1915, 304, Spec.] 



Town of 
Wellesley may 
make an 
additional 
sewerage loan. 



[1907, 567; 1914, 343.] 

C/iap. 301 An Act to authorize the town of wellesley to make 

AN additional SEWERAGE LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of paying any necessary 
expenses and liabilities incurred under chapter five hundred 
and sixty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
seven, the town of Wellesley may incur indebtedness to an 
amount not exceeding t^yo hundred thousand dollars, in 
addition to the amounts authorized by said chapter five 
himdred and sixty-seven, and may issue therefor from time 
to time bonds or notes which shall not be reckoned in 
determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the town. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 
Wellesley Sewerage Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable 
within periods not exceeding thirty years from the date of 
issue, and shall bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a 
rate not exceeding four per cent per annum. They shall be 
signed by the treasurer of the town, and countersigned by 
a majority of the selectmen. The town may from time to 
time sell the said securities, or any part thereof, at public or 
private sale, but they shall not be sold for less than their 
par value. The proceeds shall be retained in the treasury, 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 302. 257 

and the treasurer shall, upon the order of the board of sewer 
commissioners, pay therefrom the expenses incurred for 
the purposes aforesaid. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan 
within thirty years from its date. Each authorized issue 
of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan, and 
the amount of the principal and interest payable upon any 
loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of principal 
of the loan payable in any subsequent year. When a vote 
to the foregoing effect has been passed, the amount required 
thereby, less the amount that may be appropriated there- 
for, as provided in the following section, shall without 
further vote be assessed by the assessors of the town in each 
year thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes 
are assessed, until the debt incurred under authority of this 
act is extinguished. 

Section 3. The receipts from sewer assessments and ^sessmente."^ 
from payments made in lieu thereof shall be applied by the applied!^ 
board of sewer commissioners to the payment of charges and 
expenses incident to the maintenance and operation of said 
system of sewerage, or to the extension thereof, except that 
the town may apply any part of such receipts to the payment 
of the interest upon bonds or notes issued under authority of 
this act, and not otherwise provided for, or to the payment 
or redemption of such bonds or notes, as the town shall by 
vote determine; and the said receipts shall be used for 
no other purpose. If such receipts shall not in any year be 
sufficient for the purposes aforesaid, the town shall raise 
forthwith by taxation, in the same manner in which money 
is raised and appropriated for other town purposes, the 
balance required therefor. Approved April 27, 1915. 

[1902, 255; 1910, 601; 1911, 465; 1913, 765.] 

An Act to facilitate through service over the lines Chart. ?f^^ 

OF the SPRINGFIELD AND BERKSHIRE STREET RAILWAY 
COMPANIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section five of chapter six hundred and one of the acts of amended ^ ^' 
the year nineteen hundred and ten is hereby amended by 
adding at the end thereof the following : — Said company 



258 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 303. 



Through 
service over 
lines of 



street railway 

companies 

facilitated. 



may, however, connect its tracks with the tracks of the 
Springfield Street Railway Company in the town of Hunting- 
ton, and said two companies may make contracts for the 
operation of through cars from any point on the railway of 
one company to any point on the railway of the other com- 
pany and for the interchange of passenger, freight and 
express service and traffic, as fully and to the same extent as 
is permitted to other connecting street railway companies 
under the general laws, — so as to read as follows: — Section 
5. Except as specially authorized by the general court the 
Berkshire ^° Berkshire Street Railway Company shall not, after the 
acceptance of this act as provided in section six, be au- 
thorized under the provisions of sections fiftv-two and fiftv- 
five of Part III of chapter four hundred and sixty-three of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, to lease or to 
purchase the franchise and property of, or to consolidate 
or make any operating contract with, any other street 
railway company organized under the laws of, and now 
owning or operating a street railway within the common- 
wealth of ]\Iassachusetts. Said company may, however, 
connect its tracks with the tracks of the Springfield Street 
Railway Company in the town of Huntington, and said 
two companies may make contracts for the operation of 
through cars from any point on the railway of one company 
to any point on the railway of the other company and for 
the interchange of passenger, freight and express service 
and traffic, as fully and to the same extent as is permitted 
to other connecting street railway companies under the 
general laws. Aijproved April 27, 1915. 



Chap. 303 An Act making an appropriation for the protection 

OF THE BEACH AND SHORE AT THE REVERE BEACH RESER- 
VATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars 
is hereby appropriated to be paid out of the Metropolitan 
Parks Maintenance Fund, to be exj>ended by the metro- 
politan park commission for the purpose of constructing a 
concrete bulkhead or retaining wall for the protection of 
the Revere beach reservation from the ocean; this sum to 
be covered by assessments upon cities and towns in the 
metropolitan district, in accordance with the provisions of 



Appropriation 
for protection 
of beach, etc., 
at llevere 
beach reserva- 
tion. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 304. 259 

chapter four hundred and sixty-four of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-nine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 

[1915, 300, Spec] 

An Act relative to the payment of pensions to mem- (7/j,ar).304 

BERS OF THE TEACHING AND SUPERVISING STAFF OF THE 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1 . Sections four and six of chapter five hundred ^^nd&^eic^! * 
and eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred amended. 
and eight, as amended by sections two and three of chapter 
six hundred and seventeen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and ten, are hereby further amended by striking 
out the word "five", wherever it occurs in said sections, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — seven, — and 
by striking out the words "purposes contemplated by this 
act", in the fifth line of said section four, and inserting 
in place thereof the words : — purpose of paying pensions at 
the rates already established by section seven of chapter five 
hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eight, as amended by section three of chapter 
six hundred and seventeen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and ten, — so as to read as follows: — Section A. Payment of 

,.,, ,, . . pensions to 

In addition to the amount which the school committee is teachers, etc., 
now authorized by law to appropriate for the support of the public schools. 
public schools of the city, and for other purposes, it shall 
annually appropriate for the purpose of paying pensions at 
the rates already established by section seven of chapter 
five hundred and eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eight, as amended by section three of chapter 
six hundred and seventeen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and ten, and in the same manner in which it makes 
appropriations for other school purposes, the sum of seven 
cents upon each one thousand dollars of the valuation on 
which the appropriations of the city council of the city are 
based, and shall from time to time pay to the treasurer of 
the permanent pension fund such portions of the proceeds 
of said seven cents upon each one thousand dollars of the 
valuation aforesaid as, in the opinion of the school committee, 
will not be needed for the purpose of paying pensions to 
teachers during that year. Accrued interest not expended 



260 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 305. 



Total pensions 
payable not to 
exceed certain 
amount. 



Proviso. 



Tax limit 
increased. 



during any year shall be available for the payment of pensions 
during any subsequent year. Section G. The total amount 
of pensions payable hereunder in any one year shall not 
exceed the proceeds of the said seven cents upon each one 
thousand dollars of the valuation aforesaid, together with 
the accrued interest of the permanent fund. In case the 
amount available in any one year under this act is not 
sufficient to pay the pensions that have been granted, the 
amount so available shall be divided pro rata among those 
to whom pensions have been or may be granted on the 
basis of the amount of the pension each is then receiving: 
'provided, that in no case, nor in any year, shall the pension 
of any person retired after thirty years of service be less 
than three hundred and twelve dollars. 

Section 2. For the purposes of this act the limit of 
the amount of taxes on property in the city of Boston is 
increased two cents on each one thousand dollars of the 
valuation upon which the appropriations by the city council 
of the city are based. 

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

Approved April 27, 1915. 

[1915, 37?, Spec.] 



Trustees of 
Lakeville state 
sanatorium 
may lay water 
pipes, etc., in 
town of 
Lakeville. 



Chap. 305 An Act to authorize the trustees of the l.\keville 

STATE sanatorium TO LAY WATER PIPES IN AND UNDER 

highways in the town of lakeville. 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of obtaining an additional 
water supply the trustees of the Lakeville state sanatorium 
are hereby authorized to construct and maintain in and 
under highways, private ways and private land in the town 
of Lakeville, such water mains and pipes as may be necessary 
from a point on the Nemasket river near Bridge street in 
the said town to the premises of the sanatorium. For this 
purpose the trustees may dig up and temporarily obstruct 
any way in the said town, but only in such manner as will 
cause the least possible inconvenience to the citizens of the 
town, and they shall restore the way to the same condition 
in which it was before the said work was done. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 306, 307. 261 



An Act relative to the shirley-eustis mansion on Chap. 306 

SHIRLEY STREET IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter five hundred and pertain pro- 

ne PI ci • 111 visions of law 

nity 01 the acts or the year nineteen hundred and seven ji^t to apply to 
rehxtive to the construction, alteration and maintenance of mansion in 
buildings in the city of Boston shall not, prior to the first 
day of January in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
apply to the Shirley-Eustis mansion, so-called, situated on 
Shirley street in the city of Boston and formerly occupied by 
a colonial governor and by a governor of the commonwealth: 
provided, that, in the meantime, the house shall not be used Provisos. 
as a dwelling house or for any other purpose except to 
provide for its preservation and restoration as an example 
of a colonial executive mansion; and provided, that it shall 
be occupied only by a caretaker and his assistants. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in Cfidrt 307 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN 
THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations 
priated, to be paid out of the treasurv of the commonwealth !°'"„l!£^'®'"^''^ 

-* ^ * *-' 111 appro— 

from the ordinary revenue, for certain expenses in excess of prjationsin 
appropriations therefor in the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, unless it is otherwise specified herein, to wit: — 

For incidental and contingent expenses in the office of the incidental 
secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding one fn officfof *'' 
hundred seventy-nine dollars and seventy-two cents. secretary. 

For postage and expressage on documents, and for printing Postage and 
and mailing copies of bills and resolves to certain state, documents,°" 
city and town officials, as approved by the secretary of the ®'^''- 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding eleven hundred forty- 
eight dollars and forty-eight cents. 

For blanks for town officers, election laws, and blanks Blanks, 
and instructions on all matters relating to elections, and ft7!''°'^ '*^^* 
for the expense of advertising the state ticket, as approved 
by the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
seven hundred eighty-six dollars and fifty cents. 



262 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 307. 



Clerical 
assistance, etc., 
of civil service 
commission. 



District at- 
torneys' travel. 



Travelling, 
etc., expenses 
of board of 
conciliation 
and arbitration. 



Repair, etc., of 
United States 
ships, etc. 



Instruction 
in riding. 



Certain 
compensation 
to members 
of militia. 



Rifle practice. 



Clerical 

assistance, 
etc , of state 
forester. 



Norfolk state 

hospital, 

maintenance. 



Gardner 
state colony, 
maintenance. 



Massachusetts 
School for the 
Fceble- 
Minded. 



For clerical assistance, and for office printing, travelling 
and incidental expenses, advertising and stationery, as 
approved by the civil service commission, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eight hundred seventy-seven dollars and twenty- 
three cents. 

For travelling expenses of certain district attorneys, as 
authorized by law, a sum not exceeding four hundred twenty- 
six dollars and forty-three cents. 

For travelling, incidental and contingent expenses, and 
the compensation of expert assistants, as approved by the 
board of conciliation and arbitration, a sum not exceeding 
three hundred eleven dollars and twenty cents. 

For furnishing, repair and care of any United States ships 
loaned to the commonwealth for the use of the naval militia, 
upon vouchers approved by the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding eight hundred sixteen dollars and eighteen cents. 

For giving instruction in riding to non-commissioned 
officers and others who are required by law to be mounted, 
upon vouchers approved by the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and sixty dollars. 

For certain compensation of officers and men of the 
volunteer militia for the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
upon vouchers approved by the adjutant general, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred fifty-one dollars and twenty-eight 
cents. 

For certain expenses incurred for the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen in connection with the rifle practice of the 
militia, upon vouchers approved by the adjutant general, 
a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance and incidental and contingent 
expenses, upon vouchers approved by the state forester, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred fourteen dollars and seventy- 
two cents. 

For the maintenance of the Norfolk state hospital, upon 
vouchers approved by the trustees thereof, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen hundred twenty-four dollars and sixty-six 
cents. 

For the maintenance of the Gardner state colony, upon 
vouchers approved by the trustees thereof, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand seven hundred twentv-nine dollars 
and ninety-three cents. 

For the jNIassachusetts School for the Feeble-^NIinded, 
upon vouchers approved by the trustees thereof, a sum not 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 308. 263 

exceeding twenty-five hundred three dollars and fifty-eight 
cents. 

For the Worcester state asykim, upon vouchers approved I^yi^*^'' ^'^*® 
by tjie trustees thereof, a sum not exceeding fifty-four 
hundred seventy-three dollars and sixty cents. 

For the Rutland state sanatorium, upon vouchers approved J^nato^hm^'^'^ 
by the trustees of INIassachusetts hospitals for consumptives, 
a sum not exceeding sixty-nine hundred forty-four dollars 
and ninetv-three cents. 

For the Westfield state sanatorium, upon vouchers ap- westfieia state 
proved by the trustees of Massachusetts hospitals for con- ^°^t°"^™- 
sumptives, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven hundred 
ninety-one dollars and seventy-eight cents. 

For the following expenses upon vouchers approved by Commissioner 

,1 • • J? 1 J." of education. 

the commissioner oi education : — 

For travelling expenses of the commissioner, deputy. Travelling 
agents and assistants, a sum not exceeding one hundred ®"'p®°®®^- 
sixty-seven dollars and sixty-nine cents. 

For the payment of tuition of children in high schools Tuition in 
outside of the town in which they reside, a sum not exceeding '^ ^'^ °^ ^' 
eleven hundred sixty-three dollars and thirty-nine cents. 

For the instruction of the adult blind at their homes by instruction of 
the Perkins Institution and INIassachusetts School for the 
Blind, a sum not exceeding three hundred ninety-seven 
dollars and seventeen cents. 

For the education of deaf pupils of the commonwealth, a Education of 
sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred and eleven dollars. 

For the support of the state normal school at Hyannis, a Normal school 
sum riot exceeding two hundred thirty-one dollars and ^ i^'^'^'*- 
ninetv-four cents. 

For the support of the state normal school at Framingham, Normal school 
a sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-two dollars and Lm^^"^'"^^ 
SLsty-three cents. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and (7/iar).308 

EXPENSES OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

■ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropriations. 
priated, to be paid out of the Port of Boston Fund, for porTof B^t^n^ 
salaries and expenses of the directors of the port of Boston, 



264 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 309. 



Directors, 
salaries. 



Clerks and 

assistants. 



Publicity 
bureau. 



for the year ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the directors of the port, the sum of 
eighteen thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of clerks and assistants, and for con- 
tingent expenses of said board, to include printing and 
binding their report, a sum not exceeding sixty-two thousand 
dollars. 

For expenses necessary in the establishing and maintaining 
of a publicity bureau for the purpose of properly advertising 
the port of Boston, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 



Diverting the 
waters of the 
Ipswich river, 
etc. 



[Salem, 1915, 169, Spec; Beverly 1915, 266, Spec] 

C/iap. 309 An Act relative to diverting the waters of the 
IPSWICH river and to the installing of measuring 

AND recording DEVICES BY THE SALEM AND BEVERLY 
WATER SUPPLY BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Salem and Beverly water supply board, 
established by chapter seven hundred of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, may, in addition to the 
powers conferred upon said board by said chapter seven 
hundred, for the purpose of providing a further water supply 
for the use of the city of Salem and its inhabitants and of 
the city of Beverly and its inhabitants, take and divert the 
waters of the Ipswich river and its tributaries at any point 
designated by the state department of health between the 
Newburyport turnpike and a point one thousand feet easterly 
of the bridge of the Newburyport branch of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad, over said river: provided, hoicever, that in 
case the point of taking shall be below any stream flowing 
into the river east of the Newburyport turnpike the said 
board and its successors shall bear all expense of changes 
that may be deemed necessary by said board or which may 
become necessary through any rules or regulations established 
by the state department of health, in any structure, building, 
or other works existing at the time of the passage of this 
act within the watershed of such stream or the watershed 
of the Ipswich river between the said stream and the point 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 310. 265 

of intake or anywhere in said part of the river, or for re- 
moving any poUution therefrom or for purifying or otherwise 
disposing of sewage from any dwelHng or other structure 
within the watershed of said stream or such part of the 
river. 

Section 2. The measuring and recording devices required ^iShfg and 
by the provisions of said chapter seven hundred may be ^.^^gg*^'"^ '^^^ 
placed at such point or points as the state department of 
health may designate in the Ipswich river, or in the canal 
across Wenham swamp from the Ipswich river to the upland 
at the southeasterly edge of the swamp which the said board 
is about to construct for the diversion of the waters of said 
river to Wenham lake, or at the pumping station to be 
constructed by said board for said purpose at the south- 
easterly end of said canal, or at any other suitable point or 
points. 

Section 3. If the canal mentioned in the preceding Access to 
section, or the takings of land for the same, cross any public be provided. 
or private ways in the town of Wenham, the board shall take 
such measures as may be agreed upon by the board and the 
selectmen of the town of Wenham for providing access 
to the lands to which said ways lead, or, in default of such 
agreement, the board shall take such measures for the above 
purpose as may be fixed by the county commissioners for 
the county of Essex and the state department of health, 
sitting jointly upon the matter. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 27, 1915. 

(Salem, 1915, 316, Spec] 



An Act relative to certain freight charges made by Chav.ZlO 

the new YORK central RAILROAD COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The New York Central Railroad Company may refund cl^trlriiaii- 
to the Wellesley Gravel Company, a Maine corporation, the j^^d Company 
sum of seven hundred twentv-three dollars and twenty-seven certain freigiit 
cents, the said amount having been paid by it for freight 
charges on gravel shipped from East Boston to East Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts, during the month of September, 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, if and when the public 
service commission shall find that the charges made were 
unreasonable. Approved April 28, 1915. 



266 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 311. 



[Sp. Laws, Vol. 3, p. 299; 1909, 77.] 

Chap. 311 An Act relative to the trustees of the funds for 

THE SUPPORT OF A CONGREGATIONAL GOSPEL MINISTER 
IN THE FIRST PARISH IN BRADFORD. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 



Name changed. 



1S03, 76, § 1, 
amended. 



Section 1. The name of the Trustees of the Funds for 
the Support of a Congregational Gospel ^Minister in the 
First Parish in Bradford, incorporated by chapter seventy- 
six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and three, is 
hereby changed to the Trustees of the Funds for the Support 
of a Congregational Gospel Minister in the First Church of 
Christ, Bradford. 

Section 2. Section one of said chapter seventy-six is 
hereby amended by striking out the words "First Parish in", 
in the fifteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the words : 
Incorporation. — First Church of Clirist, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Repre- 
sentatives in General Court assembled, and by the Authority 
of the same. That Nathaniel Thurston, James Kimball, Asa 
Gage, Joseph Chadwick, Richard Walker, Samuel Webster, 
Edward Kimball, Benjamin Walker, Peter Gage, Francis 
Kimball, John Griffin, Edmund Kimball, Uriah Gage, 
Richard Woodman, Jesse Kimball, Daniel Carleton, and 
Timothy Phillips, be and they are hereby appointed Trustees, 
to manage such funds, as are, or shall be raised and appro- 
priated to the use aforesaid, and for that purpose, they and 
their successors, are hereby incorporated, into a body cor- 
porate and politic forever, by the name of " The Trustees 
of the Funds for the Support of a Congregational Gospel 
Minister, in the First Church of Christ, Bradford; " and the 
said trustees shall have and keep a common seal, subject 
to be changed or altered at pleasure, and may sue and be 
sued, and prosecute and defend to final judgement and 
execution. And the number of trustees shall never be less 
than seven, and five shall form a quorum for doing business. 

Section 3. Section three of said chapter seventy-six, 
as amended by chapter seventy-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and nine, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the words "now settled, or that may hereafter 
be settled in the said first parish", in the fourth and fifth 
lines, and inserting in place thereof the words: — in the 
First Church of Christ, Bradford, — so as to read as fol- 



1S03, 76, § 3, 
amended. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 311. 267 

lows : — Section 3. And he it further enacted, That the afore- use of fund. 
said fund shall be put to use or interest, and the annual 
interest of said fund shall be applied to discharge the salary 
of the congregational gospel minister in the First Church of 
Christ, Bradford: provided, however, that should the said P'o^'so- 
trustees be possessed of a capital, the annual interest whereof 
shall be more than sufficient to discharge the salary afore- 
said, the surplus sum may be applied to the payment of 
the other necessary expenses arising from supporting said 
congregational worship, or for the support of schools, as 
the said trustees from time to time shall direct; or the 
same may be appropriated to augment said fund, within the 
limitation hereafter expressed. And the said trustees are 
hereby made capable of holding as aforesaid, real and personal 
estate, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars; 
and no part of the capital of said fund shall ever be expended. 

Section 4. Section four of said chapter seventy-six is iso3, 76. § 4. 
hereby amended by inserting after the word "duty", in ^"^°'^^'^- 
the ninth line, the w^ords : — All of the trustees shall be 
residents of Haverhill, and two thirds of said trustees shall 
be members of the First Church of Christ, Bradford, — and 
by striking out the word "Society", in the twelfth line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word: — Haverhill, — and 
by striking out the words "Congregational Society", in 
the last line, and inserting in place thereof the words : — 
First Church of Christ, Bradford, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 4- And be it further enacted. That the officers, eieo 
trustees for the time being, may elect a president, clerk, etc"' ^^^^^^' 
and treasurer; and the clerk and treasurer shall be under 
oath faithfully to perform their duty; and the treasurer 
shall receive into his hands the monies from said trustees, 
and under their direction put the same to use or interest, 
with sufficient security for the same, having previously 
himself given bonds to said trustees, w'ith sufficient sureties 
to their acceptance, for the faithful performance of his duty. 
All of the trustees shall be residents of Haverhill, and two Trustees, 
thirds of said trustees shall be members of the First Church ^^"^^''fi°^t'"°^' 
of Christ, Bradford. And said trustees shall have power to 
fill all vacancies that shall happen from death, resignation, 
or removal out of said Haverhill, and the said trustees and 
their successors shall remain a body corporate to perpetuate 
the appropriation of said fund according to the intentions 
of the donor or donors within the provisions of this act. 
And said trustees shall annually in the month of January 



268 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 312, 313. 



Title to prop- 
erty. 



Appropriations, 
Soldiers' Home 
in Massa- 
chusetts. 



make a full and fair statement of the situation of the funds 
aforesaid and deliver a copy of the same to the clerk of said 
First Church of Christ, Bradford. 

Section 5. The title to all property real and personal 
heretofore acquired and now held by said corporation under 
the name of the Trustees of the Funds for the Support of a 
Congregational GosiDel Minister in the First Parish in 
Bradford, or under any other name, and the title to all 
property which may hereafter be acquired by it by bequest, 
devise or otherwise, is hereby confirmed to and vested in 
said corporation under the said name of the Trustees of the 
Funds for the Support of a Congregational Gospel ]Minister 
in the First Church of Christ, Bradford. 

Section G. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 

Chap. 312 An Act making appropriations for the soldiers' home 

IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are herebv 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, to the trustees of the 
Soldiers' Home in ^Massachusetts, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-three of the resolves of the present year, the payments 
to be made in equal quarterly instalments, to wit : — 

For maintenance, one hundred and five thousand dollars; 
and for permanent improvements, forty-two hundred and 
fifty dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 

[1906, 291; 1907, 214; 1909, 387; 1913, 715.] 

C/iap.313 An Act relative to the licensing board for the city 

OF boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The last paragraph of section four of chapter 
two hundred and ninety-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word "licenses", in the third line of said paragraph, the 
words: — including recording fees, miscellaneous fees and 
all other revenue, — so that said paragraph will read as 
Fees for follows: — All Hceuses issued bv said board shall be signed 

by licensing by a majority of the members thereof and shall be recorded 

board of 
Boston. 



Maintenance, 
etc. 



1906, 201, § 4 
amended. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 314, 315. 269 

in the office of said board, and all fees for said licenses, in- 
cluding recording fees, miscellaneous fees and all other 
revenue, shall be paid into the treasury of said city. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 

[1911, 751, Part IV; 1912, 42, 721; 1913, 448; 1914. 338.] 

An Act relative to the rights and powers of the nhr,^ 014 

MASSACHUSETTS EMPLOYEES INSURANCE ASSOCIATION. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. Section one of Part IV of chapter seven ign, 751, § 1, 
hundred and fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hun- fmendld. 
dred and eleven is hereby amended by adding at the end 
thereof the words : — The said association may also transact 
within the commonwealth any kind of liability insurance 
which mutual companies are allowed by law to transact, 
and shall be governed by the laws now or hereafter in force 
relating to the transaction of such business by mutual 
companies, so far as the same are not in conflict with the 
provisions of this act, — so as to read as follows : — Section Rights and 
1. The Massachusetts Employees Insurance Association is MSIach°usttts 
hereby created a body corporate with the powers provided fj^ui-anclAs- 
in this act and with all the general corporate powers incident sociation. 
thereto. The said association may also transact within the 
commonwealth any kind of liability insurance which mutual 
companies are allowed by law to transact, and shall be 
governed by the laws now or hereafter in force relating to the 
transaction of such business by mutual companies, so far 
as the same are not in conflict with the provisions of this 
act. 

Section 2. Section twenty-three of Part IV of said ^^p^^'- 
chapter seven hundred and fifty-one is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. 

Approved April 29, 1915. 

[1899, 142.] 

An Act to provide for improving the heating (Jjid'n 3^5 

APPARATUS OF THE BATH HOUSE AT THE REVERE BEACH 
RESERVATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby improving the 
authorized to expend a sum not exceeding thirty-five thou- pafatulorthe 



270 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 316. 



bath house at 
the Revere 
beach reserva- 
tion. 



sand dollars from the jNIetropolitan Parks ^Maintenance 
Fund for the purpose of renewing or replacing the boilers of 
the bath house at the Revere beach reservation, and for 
providing a boiler house and proper means for furnishing 
heat and power to said bath house. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 29, 1915. 



1915, 169, § 1, 
(S.) amended. 



City of Salem 
may take land 
for a reservoir, 
etc. 



[1915, 309, Spec.] 

C/iap.316 An Act to extend the right of the city of salem to 

TAKE LAND FOR A RESERVOIR FOR ITS WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the 
Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen is 
hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 1. The city of 
Salem is hereby authorized, for the purpose of constructing, 
maintaining and operating a reservoir for its water supply, 
to take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such land or 
rights therein in the town of Dan vers as may be necessary 
for the said purpose; and the said city may also construct, 
lay and maintain conduits, pipes and such other works as 
may be deemed necessary for collecting, purifying, storing, 
discharging, conducting and distributing water to and in 
the city of Salem, and may also construct, lay and maintain 
in the city of Beverly and in the towns of Peabody and 
Dan vers pipes for conducting water from said reservoir 
and works in Danvers to the city of Salem, and may take, 
or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such land or rights 
therein as may be necessary for the purpose of construct- 
ing, laying and maintaining said pipes: provided, that no 
conduits or pipes shall be laid in a public way either in the 
town of Danvers or in the town of Peabody without the 
consent of the selectmen of the town concerned, or in a 
public way in the city of Beverly without the consent and 
approval of the mayor and board of aldermen; and pro- 
vided, further, that nothing herein shall authorize the taking 
of land in Beverly except as such taking is specially au- 
thorized herein for the laying, construction and maintenance 
of conduits and pipe lines. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 29, 1915. 



Provisos. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 317. 271 



An Act to establish the monument beach fire district. Char). S17 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of that part of the town Monument 
of Bourne known as Monument Beach, Hable to taxation District es- 
in said town and residing within the territory enclosed by ** '^ ^ ' 
the following boundary lines, to wit: — Beginning at the 
southernmost end of the New York, New Haven and Hart- 
ford Railroad bridge across Back river, thence easterly about 
three thousand six hundred and eighty feet to a stone bound 
on the Old Falmouth road at the junction of its westernmost 
boundary with the line dividing the properties of Robert 
T. Crump and Salathiel H, Perry; thence southerly by and 
with said westerly side line of said Old Falmouth road about 
two hundred and fifty feet to a stone bound; thence easterly 
across said road sixty feet to the northwest corner of property 
of Jesse F. Phinney and the southerly side line of a woods 
road; thence easterly by and with said road about five 
hundred feet to the southeast corner of land of Robert W. 
Emmons, Second; thence southerly about thirty-three hun- 
dred feet to the easterly side of the county road in line 
with the southerly side line of the Midway; thence westerly 
by and with the said southerly side line of said Midway 
about fourteen hundred feet to the easterly side line of the 
state highway leading to Falmouth; thence by and with 
said easterly side line of said state highway about nine hun- 
dred and eighty-five feet to a stone monument in the southerly 
line of property of George A. Gardner; thence westerly by 
and with said Gardner's land eight hundred fifty feet to 
shore and waters of Little bay, so-called; thence following 
the shore line of Little bay to the bridge leading to Tobey 
island; thence following the shore line of Buzzard's bay to* 
the point of beginning, shall constitute a fire district and are 
hereby made a body corporate, by the name of Monument 
Beach Fire District, and said corporation except, as is other- 
wise provided herein shall have all the powers and be subject 
to all the duties and liabilities set forth in the general laws 
now or hereafter in force relating to fire districts. 

Section 2. The said district may make contracts for May purchase 
the purchase of hose, hose carriages, and other articles and '^pp^'"'^*"''' ^*°- 
apparatus necessary for the extinguishment of fires, for fire 
hydrant service and for any other thing that may lawfully 
be done by said district. 



272 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 318. 



Policemen and 
watchmen. 



May raise 
money for 
fire district 
purposes. 



First meeting, 
date, etc. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters. 



Section 3. The prudential committee of said district 
may employ and pay policemen and watchmen for the 
protection of property and persons and for patrolling the 
streets of said district. 

Section 4. Said district may, at meetings called for the 
purpose, raise money for taxation for any of the purposes 
for which fire districts may under general laws now or here- 
after in force raise money, and for all other purposes necessary 
or proper under the provisions of this act. 

Section 5. The first meeting of said district shall be 
called on petition of five or more voters therein, by a warrant 
from the selectmen of the town of Bourne, or from a justice 
of the peace, directed to one of the petitioners, requiring him 
to give notice of the meeting by posting copies of said warrant 
in two or more public places in said district, seven days at 
least before the time of the meeting. One of the petitioners 
shall preside at the meeting until a clerk is chosen and 
sworn, and the clerk shall preside until a moderator is 
chosen. The meeting may then proceed to act on the 
other articles in the warrant. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a two thirds vote of the voters of said district present 
and voting thereon at a district meeting called in accordance 
with the provisions of section five and held within two 
years after the passage of this act. 

Approved May 3, 1915. 



[1911, 426.] 

C/iap. 3 18 An Act to authorize the Norton fire district to 

ANNEX ADJACENT TERRITORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
twenty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — Said district may, at a meeting called for that 



1911, 426, § 1, 
amended. 



Norton Fire 
District may 



annex adjacent purposc, anucx adjaccut territory and its inhabitants, ii 
ry. ^^^^ thirds of the voters of such territory petition therefor, 

defining the limits of the territory in their petition. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 319, 320. 273 



[1915, 264, Spec.l ^, „.„ 

. . Chap. 619 

An Act to validate certain sewer assessments in the ^ 

CITY OF ATTLEBORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foHoivs: 
Section 1. The vote passed by the town of Attleborough Certain sewer 

.i,r 1 '111 i>Ti assessments m 

at the town meeting held on the twenty-eighth day oi July the city of 
in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, in pursuance of 
which sewer assessments have been made and levied by the 
board of sewer commissioners of the city of Attleboro, 
is hereby confirmed and ratified, and the sewer assessments 
made thereunder shall have the same force and effect as if 
no subsequent vote relating to sewer assessments had been 
passed at the said meeting. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the town of holliston to fund (7/ia».320 

AND TO REFUND CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Holliston is hereby authorized Hourstonmay 
to extend from time to time, and for a period not exceeding i^^'\ ^nd re- 

I unci c6rL£),iii 

two years from the date of the passage of this act, a part of indebtedness, 
the revenue loans issued on account of the revenue of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen and now outstanding 
to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, the 
same to be outside the statutory limit of indebtedness. 
None of the uncollected taxes outstanding prior to the first 
day of January, nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall be 
appropriated for any purpose so long as there is outstanding 
any part of the said revenue loan refunded. The treasurer 
of the town, with the approval of the selectmen, is hereby 
authorized to incur indebtedness as authorized by this 
section, and to issue notes of the town therefor without 
further vote of the town. 

Section 2. The said town is further authorized to incur noiuston 
indebtedness, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, ict^orilis?^"' 
to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, and to 
issue notes of the town therefor, to be denominated on their 
face, Holliston Funding Loan, Act of 1915. The proceeds 
shall be applied exclusively to the cancellation and extinction 
of certain indebtedness represented by notes issued in antici- 



274 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 321. 



Holliston 
Funfling Loan, 
Act of 1915. 



Payment of 
loan. 



pation of the revenue of the financial year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen. The indebtedness so incurred shall l)e paid 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one 
year after the date of issue of the first note, as will extinguish 
the loan in not more than five years from its date; and the 
amount of such annual payments in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal payable in any subse- 
quent year. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof by such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same in the time prescribed 
by this act, and when such provision has been made the 
amount required therefor shall, without further vote, be 
assessed annually by the assessors of the town in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the said 
debt is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1015. 



City of Marl- 
borough may 
boriow money 
to pay final 
judgments. 



Chap. 321 An Act to authorize the city of Marlborough to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PAYMENT OF FINAL JUDGMENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Marlborough may, within one 
year after the passage of this act, incur debt, within the 
limit of indebtedness prescribed by chapter seven hundred 
and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, for the pajinent of final judgments against it and 
counsel fees, and may from time to time issue bonds or notes 
therefor payable at periods not exceeding ten years from 
their respective dates of issue. Each authorized issue of 
bonds or notes shall constitute a separate loan. Such bonds 
or notes shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned 
by the mayor. The city may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as it 
shall deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the 
purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing the 
said loan or loans, provide for the i)ayment thereof in such 
annual payments, beginning not more than .one year after 
the date of each respective issue of bonds or notes, as will ex- 
tinguish the same within the time prescribed by this act, and 
the amount of the annual jiayment of any loan in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the loan 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 322. 275 

payable in any subsequent year. When a vote to the fore- 
going effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the 
interest as it accrues on the said bonds or notes and to make 
such payments on the principal as may be required, shall, 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city 
annually thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes 
are assessed, until the debt incurred by the said loan or 
loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1915. ■ 



[1912, 285.] 

An Act to authorize the town of sterling to supply Chap. '^22 

ITSELF and its INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Sterling may supply itself and JfeTutfgmay 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires ^'t'PP'^iJ^'^'^' 
and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; may water. 
establish fountains and hydrants and relocate or discontinue 
the same; and may regulate the use of the water and fix 
and collect rates to be paid therefor. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May purchase 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the 
w^aters of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of 
supply by means of driven, artesian or other wells within the 
limits of said town, and the water rights connected with 
any such w^ater sources, and may also take, or acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and hold all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and 
preserving the water, and for conveying the same to any part 
of said tow^n: provided, however, that no source of water Provisos, 
supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality 
of the water shall be taken or used without first obtaining 
the advice and approval of the state department of health, 
and that the location of all dams, reservoirs and wells to 
be used as sources of water supply under this act shall be 
subject to the approval of said department; provided, how- 
ever, that nothing in tliis act shall be construed to affect 
any rights in any ponds, streams or sources of water supply 
or other rights now owned or exercised by the town of 
Clinton in the town of Sterling. Said town may construct 2[^^^,y ^'J^^*™''* 
on the lands held under the provisions of this act, proper 
dams, reservoirs^ standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and 



27G 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 322. 



May construct otlicr structures, and make excavations, procure and operate 

dams, etc. ' ' ^ \ 

machniery and provide such other means and apphances 
and do such other things as may be necessary for the es- 
tabhshment and maintenance of complete and effective 
water works; and for that purpose may construct wells and 
reservoirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, 
lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other 
works under and over any land, water courses, railroads, rail- 
ways and public or other ways, and along such ways in the 
town of Sterling, in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works, and for all other purposes of this 
act, said town may dig up or raise and embank any such 
lands, highways or other ways, in such manner as to cause 
the least hindrance to public travel. Said town shall not 
enter upon, construct or lay any conduits, pipes or other 
works within the location of any railroad corporation, except 
at such time and in such manner as it may agree upon with 
such corporation, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be 
approved by the public service commission. 

Section 3. Said town shall, within ninety days after 
the taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water 
sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be re- 
corded in the registry of deeds for the Worcester district of 
the county of Worcester a description thereof sufficiently 
accurate for identification, with a statement of the purpose 
for which the same v/ere taken, signed by the water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for. The title to all lands 
acquired under the provisions of this act shall vest in the 
town of Sterling, and the land so acquired may be managed, 
improved and controlled by the board of water commis- 
sioners hereinafter provided for in such manner as they 
shall deem to be for the best interest of the town. 

Section 4. Said town shall pay all damages to property 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of 
any land, right of way, water, water source, water right or 
easement, or liy any other thing done by said town under 
authority of this act. Any person or corporation sustaining 
damages as aforesaid, and failing to agree with the said 
town as to the amount thereof, may have the same de- 
termined in the manner provided by law in the case of land 
taken for the laying out of highways, on api)lication at any 
time within the period of two years after the taking of 



Description 
of land to be 
recorded. 



Payment of 
damages. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 322. 277 

such land or other property or the doing of other injury J^y'^'°|'g';°' 
under authority of this act; but no such appHcation shall 
be made after the expiration of the said two years, and no 
assessment of damages shall be made for the taking of 
any water, water right, or for any injury thereto, until the 
water is actually withdrawn or diverted by said town under 
authority of this act. Said town may by vote, from time 
to time, determine what amount or quantity of water it 
proposes to take and appropriate under this act; in which 
case any damages caused by such taking shall be based upon 
such amount or quantity until the same shall be increased 
by vote or otherwise, and in such event the town shall be 
further liable only for the additional damages caused by 
such additional taking. 

Section 5. The town of Sterling, for the purpose of IteTto/ water 
paying the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under Loan, Act o£ 
the provisions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 
Town of Sterling Water Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one 
year after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within 
thirty years from its date; and the amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent 
year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall consti- 
tute a separate loan. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest g^t^^of ^^^^ 
at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, payable 
semi-annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
town and countersigned by the water commissioners here- 
inafter pro^'ided for. The town may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions 
as it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less 
than their par value. 

Section 6. The town of Sterling shall, at the time of J.^y'^^"*^^ 
authorizing said loan or loans, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance with section five of this act; and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which, with the 
income derived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay 
the annual expense of operating its water works and the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said by the town, and to make such payments on the principal 
as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall, 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the 



278 



Special Acts, 1915. — • Chap. 322. 



Penalty. 



Board of water 

commissioners 

established. 



Vacancies, 
how filled. 



To fix rates, 
etc. 



Net Rurphis, 
Low applied. 



town annually thereafter, in the same manner in which 
other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned, 
held or used by said town under authority of this act, shall 
forfeit and pay to the town three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon being convicted of any of the above wilful or wanton 
acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding three hundred 
dollars or by imprisonment in jail for a term not exceeding 
one year. 

Section 8. Said town shall, after its acceptance of this 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or at 
a subsecpient meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one until the expiration of 
three years, one until the expiration of two years and one 
until the expiration of one year from the next succeeding 
annual town meeting, to constitute a board of water com- 
missioners, and at each annual town meeting thereafter 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the 
term of three years. All of the authority granted to the 
said town by this act and not otherwise specifically pro- 
vided for shall be vested in said water commissioners, who 
shall be subject, however, to such instructions, rules and 
regulations as the town may impose by its vote. A majority 
of said commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the 
transaction of business. Any vacancy occurring in said 
board from any cause may be filled for the remainder of the 
unexpired term by the town at any legal town meeting 
called for the purpose. Any such ^'acancy may be filled 
temporarily by a majority vote of the selectmen, and the 
person so appointed shall hold office until the town fills the 
vacancy in the manner provided herein. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable 
prices and rates for the use of water, and shall prescribe 
the time and manner of payment. The income of the 
water works shall be applied to defraying all operating ex- 
penses, interest charges and payments on the principal as 
they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under authority 
of this act. If there should be a net surplus remaining after 
providing for the aforesaid charges it shall be used for such 
new construction as the water commissioners may determine 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 323, 324. 279 

upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment 
for such new construction the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new 
construction by tlie water commissioners except from the 
net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates and 
provides money therefor. Said commissioners shall annu- 
ally, and as often as the town may require, render a report 
upon the condition of the works under their charge and an 
account of their doings, including an account of receipts 
and expenditures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its ac- Act to be 
ceptance by the voters of the said town present and voting votera"etc.*° 
thereon at a meeting called for the purpose within three 
years after its passage; but the number of meetings so 
called in any one year shall not exceed three. For the 
purpose of being submitted to the voters as aforesaid this 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved May If., 1915. 



[1855, 165.] 

An Act relative to a building to be erected by the /^z,^^ ooq 

FALL RIVER FIVE CENTS SAVINGS BANK FOR ITS USE. '^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Fall River Five Cents Savings Bank Fail River 
is hereby authorized to invest a sum not exceeding two sa^n^^s fiLk 
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars in the construction b^vSidlng^'for its 
and equipment of a building for the transaction of its busi- "^®- 
ness. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 5, 1915. 



[1915, 184, Spec] 

An Act relative to appropriations by the city of nhf.r.^ Q04 
boston to take the place of tolls for the use of 
the east boston tunnel. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folhws: 

Section 1. In determining the sum necessary for the Appropriations 
city of Boston to appropriate annually from taxes to take Boston to take 
the place of tolls for the use of the East Boston tunnel, toUs'forthe 
the sinking funds commissioners of the city shall take as use of the East 

" Boston tunnel. 



280 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 325. 



Appropriations 
l)y the city of 
Boston to take 
the pliieo of 
toil-i for the 
use of tlio Eaat 
Boston tunnel. 



a basis for determination the annual interest and sinking 
fund requirements of the bonds issued to pay for the con- 
struction of said tunnel, less the sum paid in the preceding 
year by the Boston Elevated Railway Company as rental 
under the lease of the tunnel. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 5, 1915. 



C/iap.325 



Appropria- 
tions, serial 
bonds. 



Abolition of 
(irade Cross- 
ings. 

Armories. 



Development 
of the Port of 
lioston. 



Metropolitan 
Parks, Boule- 
vards. 



Prisons .ind 
Hospitals, 

Soldiers' 
Gratuity. 

State High- 
ways. 



State House 
Construction. 



Suffolk County 
Couit Hou.se. 



An Act making appropriations for certain serial 

BONDS maturing DURING THE PRESENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUows: 

The following sums are hereby appropriated, to be paid 
out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, for the payment of certain serial bonds due the 
present year, to wit : — 

For Abolition of Grade Crossings, due November first, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, thirty-four thousand dollars. 

For Armories, due September first, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, sixty thousand six hundred eighty-one dollars and 
five cents. 

For the Development of the Port of Boston, due August 
first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, one hundred forty-seven 
thousand three hundred ninety-one dollars and se\'enty-five 
cents. 

For Metropolitan Parks, Boulevards, one half, due Jan- 
uary first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, one hundred seven 
dollars and eleven cents. 

For Prisons and Hospitals, due November first, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, ninety-two thousand dollars. 

For the Soldiers' Gratuity, due August first, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, forty-nine thousand dollars. 

For State Highways, due April first and October first, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, three hundred three thousand 
five hundred five dollars and ten cents. 

For State House Construction, due October first, nineteen 
hundred fifteen, thirty-five thousand one hinidred and 
fortv-three dollars. 

For the Suft'olk Countv Court House, due ]\ larch first 
and September first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, ten 
thousand three hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty-three 
cents. Approved May 6, 1015. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 326. 281 



(ChanKo of Harbor Lino, 1837, 220; 1840, 35; 1841, 60; 1847, 234, 278; 1848, 314; 1849. 
204; 1850.216,254,317,318; 1851,254; 1853,385; 1855,310; 1856,293,207,301; 1860. 
137, 176, 205; 1864. 310; 1871, 335, 372. 307; 1872, 320. 351; 1873, 231, 232, 263, 332; 
1874,302; 1877,116; 1878,177; 1880,170; 1882,48; 1801,300,1807,479; 1898,278; 1809. 
469; 1001, 411, 419; 1910. 623; High Pressure Fire Pumping Station. 1911, 312; 1914. 
793.1 

An Act to provide for the construction of a high ni^ny. oo^ 

PRESSURE FIRE PUMPING STATION IN THE CITY OF ' * 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The harbor hne in Boston harbor at Fort Harbor line in 
Point channel is hereby changed and estabhshed as fol- changed.''e'ta'^ 
lows: — Beginning at a point on said harbor line as now es- 
tablished, at the intersection of the easterly line of Dorchester 
avenue and the southerly line of Summer street; thence 
running easterly, on the southerly line of said Summer street, 
fifty feet; thence running southerly fifteen hundred feet, 
parallel with the harbor line as now established; and thence 
running westerly to a point in said harbor line fifteen hun- 
dred feet from the point of beginning. 

Section 2, The city of Boston is hereby authorized to Construction " 
build a sea wall on the harbor line as changed and established sri'punfpfnr'^^ 
by this act, and to fill solid, without payment of compensa- ^*^*'°'^- 
tion for land of the commonwealth or for the displacement 
of tide water, the area enclosed by said sea wall for the 
purpose of constructing a high pressure fire pumping station; 
and said city is further authorized to hold, lease, sell or use, 
with or without restrictions, so much of said area as is not 
appropriated to the use of such high pressure fire pumping 
station. 

Section 3. For the purposes of this act the city may issue of bonds, 
use any unexpended balance of the money appropriated '^^' 
under authority of chapter three hundred and twelve of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven and may issue 
additional bonds, if necessary; such bonds to be reckoned 
in determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the 
city. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ay-proved May 6, 1915. 

[Change of Harbor Line, 1915, 334, Spec.) 



282 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 327. 



Middlcborough 
Fire District 
may make an 
additional 
water loan. 



[1884, 59; 1888, 76; 1891, 176; 1900, 52; 1911, 658, 665; 1912, 164, 643, 686; 1914, 657.] 

Chap.327 An Act to authorize the middleborough fire dlstrict 

TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Middleborough Fire District, estab- 
lished by chapter fifty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and eighty-four, for the purpose of erecting a stand- 
pipe and making extensions to its water system, may issue 
from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear 
on their face the words Middleborough Fire District Water 
Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such annual pay- 
ments as will extinguish each loan within thirty years from 
its date; shall bear interest payable semi-annually at a 
rate not to exceed five per cent per annum; and shall be 
signed by the treasurer of the district and by the water 
commissioners. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes 
shall constitute a separate loan. Said district may sell 
said securities at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as may be deemed proper, but they shall not be 
sold for less than their par value. 

Section 2. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such 
annual payments beginning not more than one year after 
the date of the loan as will extinguish the same within the 
time prescribed by this act; and when a vote to that effect 
has been passed, a sum, which, with the income derived 
from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense 
of operating its water works and interest as it accrues on 
the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the 
provisions of this act, shall, without further vote of the 
district, be raised by taxation, and the treasurer of the 
district shall certify to the assessors of the town of jNIiddle- 
borough the amount necessary to be raised for meeting the 
maturing debt not provided for. 

Section 3. The twenty thousand dollar issue of bonds, 
issued in nineteen hundred and thirteen for the installation 
of a filtration plant, and maturing one thousand dollars 
annually from January one, nineteen hundred aiul twenty- 



Payment of 

loan. 



Bond issue 
validated. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 328, 329. 283 

one, to nineteen hundred and forty, inclusive, is hereby 
authorized and declared vaHd. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A Improved May 6, 1015. 



11854, 47; 1866, 160; 1869, 274; 1893, 67.] 

An Act relative to the powers of the boston (JJidj) 328 

WESLEYAN ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Boston Wesleyan Association is hereby Powers of 
authorized, in its discretion, to furnish and maintain quarters w^kyan as- 
in the city of Boston for such of the literary, educational, socmtwu. 
benevolent, charitable and religious institutions and societies 
of the Methodist Episcopal church, and upon such terms, 
as the association mav from time to time determine. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 



[1863, 166, 220; 1864, 223; 1865, 195, 240; 1866, 263; 1867, 189; 1871, 378; 1879, 258; 1882, 
212; 1883,105; 1885,327; 1887,31,212; 1888,333; 1889,45,111; 1891,423; 1894,101, 
143; 1895,57,421; 1897,117; 1901,202; 1904,388,414; 1906, 330, 507, § 7; 1907,66; 
1908, 459, 460; 1909, 436; 1910, 429, 627; 1911, 311, 409, 592; 1912, 484, 638, 705; 1913, 
745, 827; 1914, 721.] 

An Act to authorize the trustees of the Massa- 
chusetts agricultural college to sell and convey 
certain lands in the towns of amherst and hadley. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Massachusetts Agri- Trustees of the 
cultural College are hereby authorized to sell and convey AgrTcluturai*^ 
from time to time, in the najne and on behalf of the com- ^n'cfftS'n^ 
monwealth, parcels of land from the college estate owned H^^^ *^ '^"'"^ 
by the commonwealth in the towns of Amherst and Hadley, and uadiey. 
to any professor, instructor, teacher or employee of said 
college or of the Massachusetts agricultural experiment 
station or to any society, association or fraternity established 
at said college, not exceeding one acre to any such person, 
society, association or fraternity; and the trustees may 
impose any restrictions and conditions in such conveyances 
which they may deem necessary; but no such sale or con- 
veyance shall become operative until it shall have been 
approved by the governor and council. 



Chap.S29 



284 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 330. 

to'^mmo^n-*^" SECTION 2. The procceds accruing from sales of land 
wealth. under section one of this act shall be paid into the treasury 

of the commonwealth. 
Repeal. SECTION 3. Chapter si'x hundred and thirty-eight of 

the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve is hereby 
repealed. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 

Chap.330 An Act to authorize the town of soutiibridge to incur 
additional indebtedness for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., o.s' follows: 

soiTthb/idKe Section 1. The town of Soutiibridge for the purpose of 

™oue'"for^ erecting, furnishing and equipping a high school building 
school purposes, and a primary school building may incur indebtedness to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor to be denominated on 
the face thereof, Soutiibridge School Loan, Act of 1915. 
Such bonds or notes shall be signed bv the treasurer of the 
town and countersigned by the selectmen, shall bear interest 
at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
shall not be reckoned in determining the statutory limit of 
indebtedness of the town, and shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty 
years from its date. The amount of such annual pa;^Tnent 
of anv loan in anv year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of the loan payalile in any subsequent year. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. The town may sell the said securities at 
public or i)rivate sale, upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper; but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value. 
Payment of SECTION 2. The towu, at the time of authorizing the 

said loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such 
annual payments as will extinguish the same within the 
time prescribed in this act, and when such provision has 
been made the amount required therefor shall, without 
further vote, annually be assessed by the assessors of the 
town, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the said debt is e.xtiiigulshcd. 

Section 3. This act shall take elVect upon its passage. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 331, 332. 285 



[1910, 630; 1911, 564; 1912, 408; 1913, 495; 1914. 678.] 

An Act to extend the time within which the boston (JJiq^j) 331 

AND eastern electric RAILROAD COMPANY IS REQUIRED 
TO FILE A BOND AND TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE ITS 
RAILROAD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time for the fihng of the bond after the Time extended 
incorporation of the Boston and Eastern Electric Railroad Boston and ^ 
Company, as provided in section two of chapter five hundred ^rtc^Raliroad 
and sixty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ^1°' bond^ euf'^ 
eleven, is hereby extended to the first day of April, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, and the time v/ithin which the con- 
struction of the tunnel and the railroad of the said railroad 
company shall begin, and the time allowed for the con- 
struction and the opening for public use of said tunnel and 
said railroad, all as provided in chapters five hundred and 
eighty-seven and six hundred and tliirty of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and ten, shall start from the first 
day of April, nineteen hundred and sixteen, instead of from 
the date of the certificate of incorporation of the said railroad 
company. 

Section 2. All the powers, rights and privileges of said ^j'^^tT^t^. 
railroad company held prior to the first day of April, nine- continued.' 
teen hundred and fifteen, and all rights, powers and privileges 
acquired by the said railroad company since the first day 
of April, nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall continue in 
full force and eftect: provided, hoivever, that the said powers, proviso, 
rights and privileges shall cease on the first day of April, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, unless said bond is filed. 

Section 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent here- Repeal, 
with are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum ^7 qqo 

OF money to the widow of WILLIAM H. WOODS. OAiap.dOZ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay to Ellen E. Woods, widow of William k. Woods, who "i^Pf^one 
was a member of the present city council of that city, the *? Eiien e. 



286 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 333. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



sum which he would have received as such member if he 
had hved until the end of the present municipal year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 
of the mayor. Approved May 10, lOlo. 

[Accepted May 18, 1915.] 



[1904, 333; 1905, 383; 1907, 416; 1912, 582; 1914, 7S6.] 

C/i-ap. 333 An Act relative to the height of buildings in the 

CITY OF BOSTON. 



Commission 
established 
to determine 
height of 
buildings in 
Boston. 



Restrictions. 



Order to be 
recorded, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The chairman of the city planning board, 
the fire commissioner and the building commissioner of the 
city of Boston are hereby created a commission to determine 
and revise the boundaries of districts A and B as heretofore 
designated by the commission on height of buildings in the 
city of Boston, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
three hundred and thirl-y-three of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and four, in the orders of said commission 
dated, respectively, the fifth day of July and the third day 
of December in the year nineteen hundred and four, and 
recorded, respectively, with Sufl'olk deeds in book twenty- 
nine hundred and seventy-six, page forty-five, and in book 
three thousand and eight, page one hundred and twenty- 
nine. 

The height to which buildings may be erected in districts 
A and B, respectively, as revised and established under this 
act, shall not exceed the height authorized for buildings in 
districts designated as A and B, respectively, under the pro- 
visions of said chapter three hundred and thirty-three and 
of chapter three hundred and eighty-three of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and five, and the orders of the 
commission on height of buildings in the city of Boston 
under authority of said chapter three hundred and eighty- 
three recorded, respectively, within Suffolk deeds in book 
three thousand and fifty-nine, page four hundred and seventy- 
seven, and in book three thousand and eighty-three, page 
seventy-four. 

Section 2. The commi-ssion shall give notice and public 
hearings and shall make an order revising the b(nindaries of 
the districts aforesaid, and shall cau.se tiie same to be re- 
corded in the registry of deeds for the county of Suffolk. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 334. 287 

The boundaries so established shall continue for a period Term, 
of ten years from the date of said recording. Any person Appeal, 
who is aggrieved by said order may appeal to the commission 
for revision within sixty days after the recording thereof; 
and the commission may revise the order and the revision 
shall be recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of 
Suffolk and shall date back to the original date of recording. 

Section 3. Upon the recording of the order of revision Previous order 
under this act so much of section two of said chapter three ^^^^^^ ■ 
hundred and thirty-three as continues the boundaries for 
districts A and B for a period of fifteen years from the date 
of the recording of the order of the commission under au- 
thority of said chapter three hundred and thirty-three shall 
become inoperative. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 11, 1915. 



(1915, 326, Spec] 

An Act to change the harbor line in boston harbor rihr,^ ooa 

ON THE SOUTHERLY AND EASTERLY SIDES OF EAST ^' 

BOSTON. 

Be if enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The harbor lines on the northerly side of Jl^^'^J^^ 
Boston harbor are hereby changed and established as fol- harbor on the 
lows: — The locations of the angle points in said lines are e^terlysid^ 
fixed by distances, hereinafter called longitude, in feet from chS^ed^°^^° 
a meridian passing through the center of the apex of the 
dome of the state house in Boston, and by distances, here- 
inafter called latitudes, in feet from a line at right angles to 
said meridian and passing through the said center of the 
apex of the state house dome. 

Beginning at the point I of the harbor line established by 
chapter forty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and eighty-two, in latitude one thousand six hundred and 
forty-eight and four tenths feet north and longitude six 
thousand nine hundred and twenty-four and four tenths 
feet east; thence seven thousand six hundred and eleven 
and seven tenths feet south, sixty-one degrees, two minutes, 
and thirty-one and six tenths seconds east to point K at 
or near the westerly shore of Governors island in latitude 
two thousand and thirty-six and nine tenths feet south 
and longitude thirteen thousand five hundred and eighty- 



288 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 334. 



Harbor lines 
in Boston 
harbor on the 
southerly and 
easterly sides 
of East Boston 
changed. 



four and five tenths feet east; thence two thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-eight and six tenths feet south, forty-nine 
degrees, thirty-two minutes and forty-nine and two tenths 
seconds east to point L at or near the high water hne on the 
easterly side of said island in latitude three thousand nine 
hundred and seventeen and six tenths feet south and longi- 
tude fifteen thousand seven hundred and ninety and two 
tenths feet east; thence three thousand nine hundred and 
thirteen and seven tenths feet north, eight degrees, fifty- 
seven minutes, twenty-eight and four tenths seconds east 
to point M in latitude fifty-one and seven tenths feet south 
and longitude sixteen thousand three hundred and ninety- 
nine and six tenths feet east; thence five thousand feet 
north, sixty-one degrees, two minutes and thirty-one and 
six tenths seconds west to point N in latitude two thousand 
three hundred and sixty-nine and one tenth feet north and 
longitude twelve thousand and twenty-four and seven 
tenths feet east; thence one thousand five hundred feet 
north, twenty-eight degrees, fifty-seven minutes and twenty- 
eight and four tenths seconds east to point O in latitude 
three thousand six hundred and eighty-one and six tenths 
feet north and longitude twelve thousand seven hundred and 
fifty and nine tenths feet east; thence five thousand feet 
south, sixty-one degrees, two minutes and thirty-one and 
six tenths seconds east to point P in latitude one thousand 
two hundred and sixty and eight tenths feet north and 
longitude seventeen thousand one hundred and twenty-five 
and eight tenths feet east; thence three thousand one hun- 
dred and ninety and six tenths feet north, seventy-two 
degrees, twenty-seven minutes and twenty-eight and four 
tenths seconds east to point Q in latitude two thousand 
two hundred and twenty-two and five tenths feet north 
and longitude twenty thousand one hundred and sixty-eight 
and one tenth feet east; thence six thousand six hundred 
and ninety-seven and two tenths feet north, sixty-one 
degrees, two minutes and thirty-one and six tenths seconds 
west to point R in the harbor line established by chapter 
two lunidrcd and ninety-three of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and fifty-six in latitude five thousand four hundred 
and sixty-five feet north and longitude fourteen thousand 
three hundred and eight and two tenths feet east. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 11, 1015. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 335, 336. 289 



[1911. 748; 1913, 635, 777; 1914, 555, 602, 712.] 

An Act to confirm the proceedings of the directors Qjidjy 335 

OF THE PORT OF BOSTON AND OTHERS IN RELATION TO A 
DRY DOCK IN BOSTON HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section five of chapter seven hundred and ofTy dockln 
forty-eiffht of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and Boston harbor 

1 1 11 1 1 • 1 • i> approved. 

eleven shall be construed to authorize the construction of a 
dry dock. 

Section 2. All acts heretofore done, and all proceedings Proceedings of 
heretofore had in connection with the preparation for, porTo^Bofton" 
construction and use of a dry dock in Boston harbor by the ''onfirmed, etc. 
directors of the port of Boston, or any other public officers, 
boards, or commissions, which are otherwise in conformity 
with the provisions of chapter seven hundred and forty- 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, 
are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

Approved May 11, 1915. 

[1915, 337, Sped 

An Act to authorize the hampden county fair, in- QJku) 335 
corporated, to receive a bounty from the common- 

WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Hampden County Fair, Incorporated, go^tjTair 



located in the city of Chicopee, shall be entitled to receive incorporated, 
the bounty provided for by section one of chapter one hun- boiinty from 
dred and twenty-four of the Revised Laws, as amended by welfthT'""" 
chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and nine, as affected by chapter two 
hundred and sixty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and twelve, and as amended by chapter two hundred and 
seventy-six of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, to the same extent as if the said chapter two 
hundred and seventy-six had not been passed, the said 
corporation having been organized at a date when the 
distance between agricultural societies entitled to the said 
bounty was fixed by statute at twelve miles instead of 
twenty-five miles. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 11, 1915. 



290 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 337, 338. 



Straightening 
and improve- 
ment of the 
channel in the 
Mystic river. 



[1915, 335, Spcc.l 

Chap. 337 An Act to provide for the straightening and improve- 
ment OF THE CIL\NNEL IN THE MYSTIC RWER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The directors of the port of Boston are 
hereby authorized and directed to dredge in the Mystic 
river at and in the vicinity of the IMalden bridge a new 
channel as laid out and located by an order of said directors 
dated September eleventh, nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
made in accordance with the provisions of section four of 
chapter seven hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen. To carry out the pro- 
visions of this act they may expend a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, to be paid out of the loan 
provided by section seventeen of chapter seven hundred and 
forty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 12, 1015. 



(1915, 363, Spec] 



C/ia7?.338 



City of 

Leominster, 

incorporated. 



Re-division 
into wards. 



Elective 
officers. 



An Act to incorporate the city of leominster. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Leominster 
shall continue to be a body corporate and politic under the 
name of the City of Leominster, and as such shall have, 
exercise and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers, and 
privileges, and shall be subject to all the duties and obliga- 
tions provided for herein, or otherwise pertaining to cities 
as municipal corporations. 

Section 2. LTpon the acceptance of this act, the select- 
men of the town then in office shall forthwith divide the 
territory of the town into five wards, so that the wards will 
contain, as nearly as may be consistent with well-defined 
limits, an equal number of voters, and they shall designate 
the wards by numbers. The number of wards may, in any 
year fixed by law for a new division of wards in cities, be 
changed by vote of the city council, passed with the assent 
of the mayor at or prior to the making of such division; 
but the number of wards shall not be less than five. 

Section 3. The electi\c officers of the city shall be a 
mayor, nine councihncn and six members of the school 
committee. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 291 

Section 4. The government of the city and the general Government, 
management and control of all its affairs shall be vested in 
a mayor and a city council; except, however, that the 
general management and control of the public schools and 
the property pertaining thereto shall be vested in a school 
committee. 

Section 5. The mayor shall be the chief executive Mayor, term, 
officer of the city. He shall hold office for the term of two '^**'' 
years from the first jNIonday in January following his elec- 
tion and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 6. The legislative powers of the city shall be city council, 
vested in a city council, composed of nine members, of '»"™'^"'"- ^tc. 
whom one shall be elected from each ward by and from 
the qualified voters of that ward, and the remaining members 
shall be elected by and from the qualified voters of the city. 

At the first city election, the councillors elected from Terms of 
each ward shall be elected to serve for one year, and those c^MUiors. 
elected at large shall be elected to serve for two years, from 
the first JNIonday in January following their election and 
until their successors are elected and qualified; and at 
each annual city election thereafter the councillors elected 
to fill the vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of 
councillors shall be elected to serve for two vears. 

They shall elect by ballot one of their members as pres- President. 
ident of the council. 

The council shall be the judge of the election and quali- May make 
fications of its own members, except as may otherwise be '■"'®^'®*'=- 
provided by law, and shall determine its own rules of pro- 
cedure except as is otherwise specified herein. 

Section 7. All heads of departments and members of ^Jbk^fto^°*^ 
municipal boards, except the school committee, the city confirmation. 
clerk and the city solicitor, shall be appointed by the mayor 
subject to confirmation by the city council. 

Section 8. In making his appointments the mayor Form of 
shall sign and file with the city clerk a certificate in the ap^^ntmenV 
following form : — 

certificate of appointment. 

I appoint (name of appointee) to the position of (name 
of office) and I certify that in my opinion he is a person 
specially fitted by education, training or experience to 
perform the duties of said office, and that I make the ap- 
pointment solely in the interest of the city. 

Mayor. 



292 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 



Removals. 



Departments 
and offices. 

Assessing. 



Charity. 

Health. 
Fire. 

Police. 



Street and 
sewer. 



Water. 
City clerk. 
Treasury. 
Collecting. 



Section 9. The mayor, with the approval of a ma- 
jority of the members of the city council, may remove any 
head of a department or member of a board before the 
expiration of his term of office, except members of the 
school committee. The person so removed shall receive a 
copy of the reasons for his removal, and he may, if he desires, 
contest the same before the citv council. He shall have the 
right to be represented by counsel at such hearing. 

Section 10. There shall be the following departments 
and offices in the city : — 

1. The assessing department, under the charge of a 
board of three assessors. In Januarv following the first citv 
election one assessor shall be appointed for the term of one 
year, one for the term of two years, and one for the term 
of three years, and annually thereafter one assessor shall 
be appointed for the term of three years, to fill the place of 
the assessor wdiose term expires. 

2. The charity department, under the charge of three 
overseers of the poor. The mayor shall also appoint a city 
physician. 

3. The health department, under the charge of a board of 
health consisting of three members. 

4. The fire department, under the charge of a board of 
three engineers, one of whom shall be the chief of the fire 
department. 

5. The police department, under the charge of the chief of 
police. The number of members of the police department 
shall be determined bv the citv council. 

G. The street and sewer department, under the charge of 
a superintendent. The superintendent shall be subject to 
such ordinances, rules, regulations and orders as the city 
council, with the approval of the mayor, may from time to 
time impose, and he shall have charge of the construction, 
alteration, repair, maintenance and management of the 
public sewers and drains, and the public ways, sidewalks 
and squares. 

7. The water department, under the charge of three 
commissioners. 

8. The city clerk department, under the charge of the 
city clerk. 

9. The treasury department, under the charge of the city 
treasurer. 

10. The collecting department, uiuler the charge of the 
city collector. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 293 

11. The department of accounts, under the charge of the Accounts. 
city accountant. The city accountant shall have supervision 

of the financial accounts of all departments of the city. 
He shall audit all bills, vouchers, claims and demands against 
the city after they have the approval of the department in 
which they originated, examine the accounts of every de- 
partment and report to the city annually any inaccuracy in 
the accounts or any delinquency in the conduct of any 
officer which he may discover, and for this purpose he shall 
have access to all account books, vouchers and books of 
record belonging to the city. 

No payment of city funds shall be made except upon a Payment of 
draft countersigned by the accountant after he has examined ^"'^''^' 
the claim and found it to be correct, and in no case shall 
he approve any bill which shall cause a department to exceed 
its appropriation except by order of the city council. 

12. The mayor shall also appoint an inspector of build- buifdfn°'"°^ 
ings, whose duties shall be the inspection of buildings and 

other structures; and he shall appoint also a superintendent 
of wires and a sealer of weights and measures. 

13. There shall be a board of registrars, constituted in Board of 
accordance w^ith the provisions of section twenty-five of ''''='^*''^''^- 
chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

14. There shall be a city solicitor, to be appointed by the city solicitor. 
mayor, without confirmation by the city council. 

Section 11. The council may from time to time, subject other depart- 
to the provisions of this act and in accordance with the '"^"^ 
general laws, provide by ordinance for the establishment of 
any additional boards and other offices; for reorganizing, 
consolidating or abolishing departments or boards in whole 
or in part; for transferring the duties, powers and appro- 
priations of one department to another in whole or in part; 
for establishing new departments; for increasing, reducing, 
establishing or abolishing salaries of heads of departments or 
of members of boards; and for the said purposes may delegate 
to such boards, offices and departments the administrative 
powers given by general laws to city councils and boards of 
aldermen. It shall be the duty of the mayor to appoint, on Appointments, 
or before the first INIonday in February of each year, in g^^^'^''^' '^^""''' 
accordance with the provision of this section, all the appoint- 
ive officers above specified, and unless it is otherwise pro- 
vided, all those for whom provision shall hereafter be made; 
and their terms of office shall begin on the first Monday in 



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Salaries. 



Mayor, salary. 



Council, salary. 



Party or 
political 
designations 
prohibited. 



Date of 

municipal 

election. 



Primaries 
and caucuses 
prohibited. 



Mayor and 
councillors 
to be sworn. 



February and shall continue for one year, or for such other 
period as the council shall by ordinance in any case provide, 
except that the term of office of all the officers so specified 
who shall first be appointed hereunder shall begin respec- 
tively upon their appointment and qualification. Every ad- 
ministrative officer shall, unless sooner removed, hold office 
until his successor is appointed and qualified. All salaries 
and compensation of all employees may be fixed by ordinance 
by the council, except as is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 12, The mavor shall receive for his services 
such salary as the city council shall by ordinance determine, 
not exceeding one thousand dollars a year, and he shall 
receive no other compensation from the city. His salary 
shall not be increased or diminished during the term for 
which he is elected. The council may by a two thirds vote 
of all its members, taken by call of the yeas and nays, establish 
a salary for its members, not exceeding five hundred dollars 
each a year. Such salary may be reduced, but no increase 
therein shall be made to take effect during the year in which 
the increase is voted. 

Section 13. No ballot used at any annual or special 
city election shall have printed thereon any party or political 
designation or mark, and there shall not be appended to 
the name of any candidate any such party or political 
designation or mark, or anything showing how he was 
nominated or indicating his views or opinions. 

Section 14. The first municipal election after the ac- 
ceptance of this act shall take place on the third Tuesday of 
December of the present year, and thereafter the municipal 
election shall take place annually on the Tuesday next 
following the first Monday of December, and the municipal 
year shall begin and end at ten o'clock in the morning of 
the first ]Monday of January in each year. 

Section 15. No primary or caucus for municipal officers 
shall be held. Candidates for mayor, city council and 
school committee shall be nominated in accordance with 
the provisions of section one hundred and ninety-eight of 
Part II of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen. 

Section 1G. On the first iNIonday in January at ten 
o'clock in the forenoon, the mayor-oloct and the councillors- 
elect shall meet and be sworn to tlie faithful discharge of 
their duties. The oath may be administered by the city 
clerk or by any justice of the peace, and a certificate that 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 295 

the oath has been taken shall be entered on the journal of 
the city council. At any meeting thereafter the oath may 
be administered in the presence of the city council to the 
mayor, or to any councillor absent from the meeting on the 
first Monday in January. 

Section 17. Except as is specially provided in this Legislative 
section, the legislative powers of the city council may be p*''^^''^- 
exercised as provided by ordinance or rule adopted by it. 

1. Every member of the council shall have the right to 

vote on any question coming before it. A majority of the Quorum, 
council shall constitute a quorum, and the affirmative vote 
of a majority of all of the members of the council shall be 
necessary to adopt any motion, resolution or ordinance. 

2. The city council shall, from time to time, establish Rules, 
rules for its proceedings. Regular and special meetings of 

the council shall be held at a time and place fixed by 
ordinance. All legislative sessions shall be open to the 
public, and every matter coming before the council for 
action shall be put to a vote, the result of which shall be duly 
recorded. A full and accurate journal of the proceedings 
of the council shall be kept, and shall be open to the inspection 
of any registered voter of the city. 

3. The council shall, by a majority vote, elect a city city clerk, 
clerk to hold office for the term of three years and until his etc?*'°°' *^'^'°' 
successor is elected and qualified. The city clerk shall have 

such powers and perform such duties as the council may 
from time to time prescribe, in addition to such duties as 
may be prescribed by law. He shall keep the records of the 
meetings of the council. 

Section 18. The city council at any time may request Mayor to 

p ,1 ' c ' e J.' • • 1 furnish infor- 

irom the mayor specmc miormation on any municipal mation to 
matter within its jurisdiction, and may request his presence *=°"°"*- 
to answer written questions relating thereto at a meeting 
to be held not earlier than one week from the date of the 
receipt by the mayor of said questions. The mayor shall 
personally, or through a head of a department or a member 
of a board, attend such meeting and publicly answer all 
such questions. The person so attending shall not be 
obliged to answer questions relating to any other matter. 
The mayor at any time may attend and address the city 
council in person or through the head of a department, or 
a member of a board, upon such subject as he may desire. 

Section 19. No ordinance shall be passed finally on Ordinances. 
the date on which it is introduced, except in cases of special ^^^^^^^' ^^^- 



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Emergency 
measures. 



Restrictions. 



Amendments. 



Passage at one 
session. 



Publication 
of proposed 
ordinances, etc. 



Certain 
in.strunients, 
actions, etc., 
to continue 
in force. 



emergency involving the health or safety of the people or 
their property. 

No ordinance shall be regarded as an emergency measure 
unless the emergency is defined and declared in a preamble 
thereto separately voted on and receiving the affirmative 
vote of two thirds of the members of the citv council. 

No ordinance making a grant, renewal or extension, what- 
ever its kind or nature, of any franchise or special privilege 
shall be passed as an emergency measure, and, except as 
provided in chapter one hundred and twenty-two of the 
Revised Laws and sections one hundred and twenty-six and 
one hundred and twenty-seven of chapter seven hundred 
and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, no such grant, renewal or extension shall be made 
otherwise than by ordinance. 

Section 20. No ordinance or part thereof shall be 
amended or annulled except by an ordinance adopted in 
accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Section 21. Any ordinance, order or resolution may be 
passed through all its stages of legislation at one session; 
provided that no member of the council objects thereto, 
but if any member of the council objects, the measure 
shall be postponed for that meeting. 

Section 22. Every proposed ordinance or loan order, 
except emergency measures as hereinbefore defined, shall be 
published once in full in at least one newspaper of the city, 
or in any additional manner that may be provided by ordi- 
nance, at least ten days before its final passage. After such 
final passage, it shall, in the same manner as before, again 
be published once, as amended and completed, except in the 
case of an emergency ordinance which may be passed as 
hereinbefore provided and which .shall take effect on its 
passage, and shall be so published at the earliest practicable 
moment. 

Section 23. All official bonds, recognizances, obliga- 
tions, contracts and all other instruments entered into or 
executed by or to the town before this act takes effect, and 
all taxes, six'cial assessments, fines, penalties, forfeitures 
incurred or imposed, due or owing to the town, shall be en- 
forced and collected, and all writs, prosecutions, actions and 
causes of action, except as is herein otherwise provided, shall 
continue withont abatement and remain unaffected by this 
act; and no legal act done b>' or in favor of the town shall 
be rendered iiwalid by its ailoption of this act, 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 297 

Section 24. The civil service laws shall not apply to Certain 
the appointment of the maj'^or's secretaries nor of the stenog- e^mpteiTfrom 
raphers, clerks, telephone operators and messengers con- lawi'"^'^^"'*' 
nected with his office, and the mayor may remove such 
appointees without a hearing and without making a statement 
of the cause for their removal. 

Section 25. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Certain 
mayor or city council before the last six months of the how mied. 
term of office, the city council shall order an election for a 
mayor or a member of the council to serve for the unexpired 
term; and if such vacancy occurs in the last six months of 
said term, the president of the city council shall succeed to 
the office of mayor for the unexpired term. If the mayor is "Acting 
absent or unable from any cause temporarily to perform his JTo^jMsand 
duties they shall be performed by the president of the city '^""^^• 
council. The person upon whom such duties shall devolve 
shall be called ''acting mayor", and he shall possess the 
powers of mayor only in matters not admitting of delay, but 
shall have no power to make permanent appointments. 

Should an appointive officer of the city be temporarily Temporary 
unable for any cause to perform his duties, the mayor may ^^ppo'^t'^ents. 
make a temporary appointment of some person to act until 
such official shall resume his duties. 

Section 26. It shall be unlawful for the mayor or for Certain officials 
a member of the city council or school committee or for any wshareTn'"' 
officer or employee of the city directly or indirectly to make with'^the^city ' 
a contract with the city, or to receive any commission, 
discount, bonus, gift, contribution, or reward from or any 
share in the profits of any person or corporation making or 
performing such contract, unless the mayor, such member, 
officer or employee, immediately upon learning of the exist- 
ence of such contract, or that such contract is proposed, 
shall notify in writing, the mayor, city council or school 
committee of the nature of his interest in such contract, 
and shall abstain from doing any official act on behalf of the 
city in reference thereto. In case of such interest on the 
part of an officer whose duty it is to sign such contract on 
behalf of the city, the contract may be signed by any other 
officer of the city duly authorized thereto by the mayor, 
or if the mayor has such interest, by the city clerk : provided, Proviso. 
however, that when a contractor with the city is a corporation 
or a voluntary stock association, the ownership of less than 
five per cent of the stock or shares actually issued shall not 
be considered as involving an interest in the contract within 
the meaning of this section, and such ownership shall not 



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Penalty. 



Propasals for 
contracts to 
be advertised. 



Split contracts 
prohibited. 



Certain con- 
tracts to be 
approved by 
mayor. 



Bond. 



affect the validity of the contract unless the owner of such 
stock or shares is also an officer or agent of the corporation 
or association, or solicits or takes part in the making of the 
contract. 

A violation of any provision of this section shall render 
the contract in respect to which such violation occurs voidable 
at the option of the city. Any person violating the pro- 
visions of this section sluUl be punished by a fine of not more 
than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment for not 
more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Section 27. No contract for construction work or for 
the purchase of apparatus, supplies or materials, whether 
the same shall be for repairs or original construction, the 
estimated cost of which amounts to or exceeds two hundred 
dollars, except in cases of special emergency in^•olving the 
health or safety of the people or their property, shall be 
awarded unless proposals for the same shall have been 
invited by advertisements in at least one newspaper pub- 
lished in the city once a week for at least two consecutive 
weeks, the last publication to be at least one week before the 
time specified for the opening of said proposals. Such 
advertisements shall state the time and place where plans 
and specifications of proposed work or supplies may be had 
and the time and place for opening the proposals in answer 
to said advertisements, and shall reserve to the city the right 
to reject any or all of such proposals. All such proposals 
shall be opened in public. No bill or contract shall be 
split or divided for the purpose of evading any provision 
of this act. 

Section 28, All contracts made by any department, 
board or commission in which the amount involved is two 
hundred dollars or more shall be in writing, and no such 
contract shall be deemed to have been made or executed 
until the approval of the mayor and of the department or 
board making the contract is affixed thereto. Any contract 
made as aforesaid may be required to be accomjianied by a 
bond with sureties satisfactory to the board or official ha\-ing 
the matter in charge, or by a deposit of money, certified check 
or other security for the faithful performance thereof, and 
such bonds or other securities shall be depositetl with the 
city treasurer until the contract has been carried out in all 
respects; and no such contract shall be altercil except by a 
written agreement of the contractor, the sureties on his 
bond, and the officer, (lei)artment or boanl making the 
contract, with the appro\'al of the mayor affixed thereto. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 299 

Section 29. At the request of any department, and B' "or"^ 
with the approval of the mayor and the city council, the city purpoaea'*^ 
council may take in fee, in the name of the city, for any 
municipal purpose any land within the limits of the city not 
already appropriated to public use. Whenever the price 
proposed to be paid for a lot of land for any municipal 
purpose is more than twenty-five per cent higher than its 
average assessed valuation during the previous three years, 
said land shall not be taken by purchase, but shall be taken 
by right of eminent domain and paid for in the manner 
provided for the taking of, and the payment of damages 
for, land taken for highways in said city. No land shall be 
taken until an appropriation by loan or otherwise for the 
general purpose for which land is needed shall have been 
made by the mayor and city council by a two thirds vote 
of all its members; nor shall a price be paid in excess of the 
appropriation, unless a larger sum is awarded by a court of 
competent jurisdiction. 

Section 30. The school committee shall consist of the school 
mayor, who shall be the chairman, and six members who de'^u^n,^^' 
shall be elected at large. At the first annual city election ^^^'^^' ®^*'- 
held after the acceptance of this act, there shall be elected 
two members to serve for one year, two for two years and 
two for three years, and annually thereafter there shall be 
elected two members to serve for the term of three years. 

Section 31. The school committee shall elect annually To elect 
a superintendent of schools, and may, under the laws regu- entretc.'^" " 
lating the civil service, appoint, suspend or remove at pleasure 
such subordinate officers or assistants, including janitors of 
school buildings, as it may deem necessary for the proper 
discharge of its duties and the conduct of its business; it 
shall define their terms of service and their duties, and shall 
fix their compensation. No member of the school com- 
mittee, except the mayor, shall, during the term for which 
he is elected, hold any other office or position the salary or 
compensation for which is payable out of the city treasury. 
The committee shall organize annually on the first Monday organization 
in January, and shall elect one of its members as vice chair- ^mm?ttee. 
man, whose duty it shall be to preside at all meetings of the 
committee at which the mayor is not present. 

Section 32. The school committee, in addition to the poweraand 
powers and duties pertaining by law to school committees, '^"^''^• 
shall have power to provide, when they are necessary, 
temporary accommodations for school purposes, and shall 
have the control of all school buildings and of the grounds 



300 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 



To approve 
sites, plans, 
etc., for school 
buildings. 



To make 
rules and 
regulations. 



Meetings to be 
public, except, 
etc. 



Vacancies in 
school com- 
mittee, how 
filled. 



Initiative 
petitions for 
passage of a 
" measure." 



connected therewith, and the power to make all repairs, 
the expenditures for which are made from the regular ap- 
propriation for the school department, except as is other- 
wise provided herein. 

Section 33. No site for a school building shall be ac- 
quired by the city unless the approval of the site by the 
school committee is first obtained. No plans for the con- 
struction of or alterations in a school building shall be 
accepted, and no work shall be begun on the construction 
or alteration of a school building, unless the approval of the 
school committee and the mayor therefor is first obtained. 
Nothing herein contained shall require such approval for 
the making of ordinary repairs. 

SECTION' 34. The school committee shall make all rea- 
sonable rules and regulations for the management of the 
public schools of the city and for conducting the business of 
the committee, provided that such rules are not inconsistent 
with any laws of the commonwealth. 

Section 35. All meetings of the school committee shall 
be open to the public, except that, when requested by not 
less than four members of the committee, any particular 
meeting shall be private. The vote on any particular 
measure shall be by the call of the yeas and nays, when re- 
quested by not less than two members of the committee. 

Section 36. If a vacancy occurs in the school committee 
by failure to elect, or otherwise, the city council and the 
remaining members of the school committee shall meet in 
joint convention and elect a suitable person to fill the vacancy 
until the next annual city election. The mayor, if present, 
shall preside at the convention. 

Section 37. A petition meeting the requirements here- 
inafter provided and requesting the city council to pass an 
ordinance, resolution, order or vote, except an order granted 
under the provisions of chapter one hundred and twenty- 
two of the Revised Laws and sections one hundred and 
twentj'-six and one hundred and twenty-seven of chapter 
seven hundred and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen and acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto, or requesting the school committee to 
pass a resolution, order or vote, all of these four terms being 
hereinafter included in the term "measure", therein set 
forth or designated, shall be termed an initiative petition, 
and shall be acted upon as hereinafter pro\ided. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 301 

Section 38. Signatures to initiative petitions need not signatures 

111 A111 j*"x to initiative 

be all on one paper. All such papers pertaninig to any one petitions, 
measure shall be fastened together and shall be filed in the 
office of the city clerk as one instrument, with the endorse- 
ment thereon of the names and addresses of three persons 
designated as filing the same. With each signature to said 
petition shall be stated the place of residence of the signer, 
giving the street and number, if any. 

Within five days after the filing of said petition the certification 
registrars of voters shall ascertain by what number of regis- votlfs^*'"^'"^ 
tered voters the petition is signed, and what percentage that 
number is of the total number of registered voters, and shall 
attach thereto their certificate showing the result of such 
examination. 

The city clerk shall forthwith transmit the said certificate certificates 
with the said petition to the city council or to the school councire\c!''^ 
committee, accordingly as the petition is addressed, and at 
the same time shall send a copy of said certificate to one or 
more of the persons designated on the petition as filing the 
same. 

Section 39. If an Initiative petition be signed by regis- Action by 
tered voters equal in number, except as is provided in section school com- 
forty-two of this act, to at least twenty per cent of the whole [^J-tlftive 
number of registered voters, the city council or the school fuUy'gignej 
committee shall, within twenty days after the date of the 
certificate of the registrars of voters that the petition has 
been signed by the required percentage of registered voters, 
either — 

1. Pass said measure without alteration, subject to the Passage, 
referendum vote provided by this act or, 

2. The city council shall call a special election to be held Referendum. 
on a Tuesday fixed by it not less than thirty nor more than 
forty-five days after the date of the certificate hereinbefore 
mentioned, and shall submit the proposed measure without 
alteration to a vote of the registered voters of the city at 

that election: yrovided, however, that If any city election is proviso, 
otherwise to occur within ninety days after the date of said 
certificate, the city council may, at its discretion, omit calling 
the special election and submit the proposed measure to the 
voters at such other previously pending election. 

Section 40. If an initiative petition be signed by Referendum, 
registered voters equal in number to at least eight per cent faiia. 
but less than twenty per cent of the total number of regis- 



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Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 



Referendum 
petition. 



Referendum, terecl votcrs, and said measure be not passed without altera- 
w_ en petition ^.^^^ within tweuty days by the city council or the school 
committee, as provided in the preceding section, then such 
proposed measure, without alteration, shall be submitted 
by the city council to a \^ote of the registered voters of the 
city at the next annual city election. 

Section 41. If within twenty days after the final passage 
of any measure by the city council or by the school com- 
mittee, a petition signed by registered voters of the city, 
equal in number to at least twelve per cent of the total 
number of registered voters, be presented to the city council 
or to the school committee, as the case may be, protesting 
against such measure or any part thereof taking effect, the 
same shall thereupon and thereby be suspended from taking 
effect; and the city council or the school committee, as the 
case may be, shall immediately reconsider such measure or 
part thereof; and if such measure or part thereof be not 
entirely annulled, repealed or rescinded, the city council 
shall submit the same, by the method herein provided, to a 
vote of the qualified voters of the city, either at the next 
regular city election, or at a special election which may, in 
its discretion, be called for the purpose, and such measure 
or part thereof shall forthwith become null and void unless 
a majority of the qualified voters voting on the same at such 
election shall vote in favor thereof. 

The petition pro\'ided for by this section shall be termed 
a referendum petition. 
Procedure, etc. 'j'j^g procedurc in rcspcct to such referendum petition shall 
be the same as that provided by section thirty-nine of this 
act, except that the words *' measure or part thereof pro- 
tested against" shall for this purpose be understood to re- 
place the word "measure" in that section wherever it may 
occur, and that the word ''referendum" shall be understooil 
to replace the word "initiative" in that section. 

Section 42. For the purposes of this act, the number of 
registered women voters shall be taken into account in fixing 
the recpiisite number of signatures for initiative and referen- 
dum petitions for measures on which they have the right of 



Women voters 
to be counted. 



votmg. 



Council may 
pubmit ques- 
tions to votcrs. 



Section 43. The city council may, of its own motion, 
and shall, upon request of the school committee in case of a 
measure originating with that committee and pertaining to 
the affairs under its admini.stration. submit to a vote of the 
registered voters of the city for adoption or rejection at a 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 338. 303 

general or special city election any proposed measure, 
or a proposition for the annulment, repeal or amendment 
of any measure, in the same manner and with the same 
force and effect as are hereby provided for submission on 
petition. 

Section 44. If two or more proposed measures passed Measures with 

, , . . n- • • • 1 coiiflictuig 

at the same election contam contlictmg provisions, that one proviaions. 
of said measures which received the larger number of affirma- 
tive votes shall take effect and the other shall be void. 
Section 45. The ballots used when voting upon such Ballots to 

1 1 11 J. J. xi X 0x1 • state nature 

proposed measure shall state the nature ol the measure in of measure. 
terms sufficient to show the substance thereof. No measure 
shall go into effect unless it receives the affirmative votes 
of at least a third of the whole number of registered 
voters. 

Section 46. The selectmen, for the purpose of the first selectmen to 
municipal election next succeeding the acceptance of this pia^s.^etc" ^'^^ 
act, shall provide suitable polling places and give notice 
thereof, and shall at least ten days before said election 
appoint all proper election officers therefor; and they shall 
in general have the powers and perform the duties of the 
mayor and board of aldermen in cities under chapter eight 
hundred and thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, and acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto, the provisions of which, so far as they 
may be applicable, shall apply to said election; and the 
town clerk shall perform the duties therein assigned to city 
clerks. The registrars shall cause to be prepared and pub- 
lished, according to law, lists of qualified voters in each of 
the wards established by the selectmen. 

Section 47. The question of the acceptance of this Act to be 
act shall be submitted to the legal voters of said town at fhevoterfat 
the state election in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. efeg^oQ*^ ^^'^^^ 
At such election the polls shall be open not less than eight 
hours; and the vote shall be taken by ballot, in accordance 
with the provisions of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and 
acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, so far 
as the same shall be applicable, in answer to the question: 
" Shall an act passed by the general court in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, entitled 'An Act to incorporate the 
City of Leominster' be accepted?" and the affirmative 
votes of a majority of the voters present and voting thereon 
shall be required for its acceptance. 



304 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 339, 340. 

JaWiasiffect. Section 48. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- 
mission to the voters of said town shall take effect upon its 
passage, but it shall not take further effect unless accepted 
by said town as herein provided. 

Approved May 13, 1915. 



C/iap. 339 An Act to authorize the town of masiipee to fund 

CERTAIN indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

M^hpeimay SECTION 1. The towu of Maslipcc is hereby authorized 
incur certain to iucur indebtedness to an amount not exceeding sixteen 
hundred dollars for the purpose of paying revenue loans 
issued on account of revenue of the vear nineteen hundred 
and fourteen and now outstanding, and to issue notes of 
the town therefor to be denominated on their face i\Iashpee 
Funding Loan, Act of 1915. The said notes shall be payable 
as follows: four hundred dollars in not more than one year 
from the date of issue of the loan, and three hundred dollars 
annually thereafter, so that the whole loan will be paid in 
not more than five vears from the date of issue of the first 
note. Moneys received on account of any loan made under 
authority hereof shall be applied exclusively to the payment 
of nineteen hundred and fourteen revenue loans. The 
amount required to pay the interest and that part of the 
principal of the loan maturing each year shall be assessed 
by the assessors of the town in the same manner in which 
other taxes are assessed until the debt is extinguished. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 13, 1915. 

Chai).S4:0 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF ALFRED AUGUSTUS BEST- 
WICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Boston SECTION 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
annuity to pay an annuity not exceeding three hundred dollars to 
Bestwick.' Louisa ]\1. Bcstwick, widow of Alfred Augustus Bestwick, 
so long as she remains unmarried. The said Alfred Augustus 
Bestwick, while in the discharge of his duties as a member 
of the fire department of the city, received injuries or con- 
tracted a disease which resulted in his death. The fire 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 341. 305 

commissioner may from time to time order the said annuity 
to be reduced. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the city council, 
mayor. Approved May 13, 1915. 

[Accepted June 16, 1915.] 
[1887, 403; 1890, 211; 1892, 211; 1897, 214; 1912, 601; 1913, 507; 1914, 701.] 

An Act to authorize the town of framingham to incur Chap. 34:1 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR AN EXTENSION OF ITS SYSTEM OF 
SEWAGE DISPOSAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham, for the purpose Town of 
of constructing for the villages of Framingham Centre and maTbofro^vT 
Saxonville in that town an extension of the town's present ™t"nd iS 
system of sewage disposal, is hereby authorized to borrow gygtem"^ 
money, be,yond the statutory limit of indebtedness, to an 
amount not exceeding the sum of one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, and to issue notes or bonds therefor. 
Such notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, 
Framingham Sewerage — Extension Loan, Act of 1915, 
and also the words, Exempt from Taxation in Massachusetts; 
shall be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding 
thirty years from their respective dates of issue, shall bear 
interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four 
and one half per cent per annum, and shall be signed by 
the treasurer and countersigned by the selectmen of the 
town. The town may sell the said securities at public or 
pri>^ate sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem expedient; but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof by such ^°*"' 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty 
years from its date; and the amount of such annual pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue shall constitute a separate loan. The 
assessors of the town shall, without further action by the 
town, annually assess such sums as may be needed to pay 
the interest on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid, and 
to make such payments on the principal as may be required 



306 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 342. 



under the provisions of this act, in the same manner in 
which other town taxes are assessed. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 13, 1915. 



Improvement 
of Barnstable 
harbor in 
Barnstable. 



Expenses of 

examination, 

etc. 

Proviso. 



Chap. S42 An Act relative to the improvement of barnstable 

HARBOR IN THE TOWN OF BARNSTABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., an follows: 

Section 1. The board of harbor and land commis- 
sioners is hereby authorized to make an examination and 
survey and to dredge a channel and anchorage basin in 
Barnstable harbor in the town of Barnstable, from deep 
water in said harbor to and into tliat ])art of said harbor 
known as IMaraspin creek, in such locations and to such 
depths as it may deem necessary or advisable. 

Section 2. Said board may expend for said examination 
and survey and for dredging a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand five hundred dollars: provided, however, that no 
part of this sum shall be available or expended until there is 
presented to the auditor of the commonwealth satisfactory 
evidence that the town of Barnstable has voted to accept 
this act, to build a public wharf and landing and also an 
approach thereto, in said town, at or near the inshore end 
of the channel or anchorage basin to be dredged by said 
board, that an appropriation of fifteen hundred dollars has 
been made by the town of Barnstable under the provisions 
of chapter four hundred and eighty-one of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and nine for dredging a part of said 
channel and basin, and that the town of Barnstable has 
appropriated an amount not less than one thousand dollars 
for the purpose of building a public wharf and landing 
and providing an approach thereto. Said i)ublic wharf and 
landing are to be built in conformity with a license therefor 
which may be issued by the board of harbor and land com- 
missioners under authority of chapter ninety-six of the 
Revised Laws. 

Section 3. The town of Barnstable is hereby authorized 
to purchase, or take, and to hold and maintain for the 
purposes of a public wharf and landing and for an approach 
thereto, land and flats in that part of Barnstable harbor 
known as INIaraspin creek at or near the inshore end of the 
channel or anchorage ba.siii to be dredged by the board of 
harbor and land commissioners, and also land for the purpose 



License to 
issue by board 
of harbor and 
land com- 
missioners. 



Town may 
purchase land. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 342. 307 

of an approach to said public wharf and landing in said 
town. 

Section 4. Within sixty days after taking any land or Description 
flats under authority hereof, the selectmen of the tov/n of tikenfto be 
Barnstable shall cause a description of the land and flats '"'^'''"^'^i'^'i- 
taken, sufficiently accurate for identification, with a state- 
ment of the purpose for which they were taken, signed by 
a majority of the selectmen, to be recorded in the registry 
of deeds for the county of Barnstable; and upon such re- 
cording, title to the land and flats so taken shall vest in the 
town of Barnstable. Damages occasioned by the taking 
may be recovered in the manner provided in the case of 
land taken for a highway. 

Section 5. For the purpose of acquiring said land and B°^"t°bie 
flats and of constructing said public wharf and landing the Barnstable' 

H3,rbor Public 

town of Barnstable may borrow, within the statutory limit wharf Loan, 
of indebtedness, any part of the sums authorized under the 
provisions of this act which may be necessary, not less in 
the aggregate than one thousand dollars, and may issue 
notes or bonds of the town therefor. Such notes or bonds 
shall bear on their face the words, Town of Barnstable, 
Barnstable Harbor Public Wharf Loan, Act of 1915, and 
shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning not 
more than one year after the date of each loan, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within five years from its date. The 
amount of such annual payment of any loan in any year 
shall not be less than the amount of the principal of the 
loan payable in any subsequent year. Each authorized 
issue of notes or bonds shall constitute a separate loan. The Rate of 
notes or bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 
five per cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall 
be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by a majority 
of the selectmen of the town. The town may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as the treasurer may deem expedient, but they 
shall not be sold for less than their par value; and the 
proceeds shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 6. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- °^°' 
ance with the provisions of section five of this act; and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which will be 
sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on the notes or 
bonds issued as aforesaid by the town and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the 



308 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 343. 

provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt 
incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 
Act to be Section 7. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 

submittcfl to . .,,. 

voters, etc. the towu of Bamstablc at any tune withm nme months after 
its passage, at a special meeting called for the purpose; and 
it shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the 
voters present and voting thereon; but not more than one 
such special meeting shall be called for the purpose. 

Time of Section 8. For the purpose of its submission as afore- 

taking effect. . , , . i n i n- 

said, this act shall take eiiect upon its passage. 

Approved May 17, 1915. 



[1886, 336; 1887, 141; 1888, 129; 1895, 82, 344; 1898, 223; 1903, 199; 1912, 386; 1914, 337.] 

Chap. 34:3 An Act to extend the limits of the mansfield water 

SUPPLY district AND TO AUTHORIZE SAID DISTRICT TO 
MAKE AN ADDITIONAL WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jiMows: 

M^niffieid Section 1. The limits of the Mansfield Water Supply 

DritHc^"ex-'^ District, as established by section one of chapter three hun- 
tended, etc. Jred and forty-four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-five, are hereby extended so as to include the 
territory lying within the following metes and bounds, 
to wit: Beginning at the southeasterly corner of said district 
as now established, thence in a straight line southerly, about 
sixty-five hundred feet, to a point in the Norton town line 
four hundred feet east of the centre of South INlain street at 
said town line; thence westerly by said town line six hun- 
dred feet to a point two hundred feet west of the centre of 
said South ]Main street; thence northerly in a straight line, 
about sixty-eight hundred feet, to a point in the southerly 
line of said district, distant thirteen hundretl feet from the 
said southeast corner of said district; thence easterly by 
said district line to said southeasterly corner. The territory 
lying within the above described bounds hereby annexed to 
said district shall have all tlie rights, i)rivileges, liabilities 
and powers belonging to said district under the provisions of 
chapter three hundred and thirty-six of the acts of the 
year eighteen hundred and eighty-six and chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-one of the acts of the year eighteen hundred 
and eightv-seven. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 344. 309 

Section 2. Said district, for the purpose of paying the ^,^"^^1'^ 
necessary expenses and habihties incurred under the pro- District Loan, 
visions of this act, and for the purpose of extending and en- 
hirging its water works, may issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face 
the words, Mansfield Water Supply District Loan, Act of 
1915; shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after their respective dates, as will 
extinguish each loan within thirty years from the date 
thereof, and otherwise shall be issued upon the same terms 
and conditions and with the same powers as are provided in 
chapter three hundred and thirty-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen for the issue of bonds 
by said Mansfield Water Supply District. 

Section 3. All of the authority granted to said district Certain 

orovisions oi 

by this act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall law to apply. 
be vested in the board of water commissioners of the district 
elected and exercising authority in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section ten of chapter three hundred and thirty- 
six of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-six. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by a two thirds vote of the legal voters of the Mansfield voters, etc. 
Water Supply District present and voting thereon at any 
legal meeting called for the purpose after its passage; and 
for the purpose of being submitted to the voters as afore- 
said this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1915. 

[Accepted, June 9, 1915.] 

[1824, 112; 1875, 55.] 

An Act relative to the trustees of the ministerial (Jjidrf 344 

fund of the first baptist church in RANDOLPH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Trustees of the Ministerial Fund of J^":"?*? ^^. °/ 
the First Baptist Church in Randolph, a corporation estab- Fund of First 
lished by chapter one hundred and twelve of the acts of in Randolph 
the year eighteen hundred and twenty-four, approved Feb- mi^,\t'c^* 
ruary twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and twenty-four, as 
amended by chapter fifty-five of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and seventy-five, together with the adult members 
of said church, are hereby authorized to adopt, from time 



310 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 345. 

to time, such rules and regulations for the management of 
the funds belonging to the corporation, for transacting the 
business of the corporation and for electing its officers, as 
they shall deem expedient. 
Repeal. SECTION 2. So much of scctiou three of the said chapter 

one hundred and twelve as is inconsistent herewith is hereby 
repealed. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1915. 

[Northampton & Amherst St. Ry. Co.. 1899, 293; 1901, 307, 412; — name changed to Conn. 
Valley St. Ry. Co. June 3, 1905; 1909, 385; 1910, 592.] 

Chap. 34:5 An Act to authorize the northern Massachusetts 

STREET RAILWAY COMPANY TO CONSOLIDATE WITH OR TO 
PURCHASE THE FRANCHISE AND PROPERTY OF THE CON- 
NECTICUT VALLEY STREET RAILWAY COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Northern SECTION 1. The Northern Massachusetts Street Railway 

street Railway Compauy and tlic Conuecticut Valley Street Railway Com- 
conTo^fda^te™^^ pauy may consolidate or the Northern Massachusetts Street 
necticut Valley Railway Company may purchase the franchise and property 
Company.'rtc'!' o^ ^lic Connccticut Valley Street Railway Company, and 
the Connecticut Valley Street Railway Company may sell 
and convey its franchise and property to the Northern 
Massachusetts Street Raihvay Company in the manner and 
upon the terms and conditions provided by law for con- 
solidation or purchase and sale by companies whose railways 
Proviso. connect with one another: provided, that the public service 

commission, after notice and a public hearing, shall find that 
such purchase and sale and the terms thereof are consistent 
with the public interest; and the purchasing or consolidated 
company may increase its capital stock and issue bonds to 
an amount necessary for the purposes hereby authorized 
and may exchange its securities for those of the selling or 
mergefl company in the manner and to the extent provided 
with respect to such purchasing or consolidated companies 
under the general law, and shall be subject to all provisions 
of general law now or hereafter in force relating to such 
purchasing or consolidated companies. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 346. 311 



[1915, 254, Spec] 

An Act relative to the use of cellars and basements Chap.34:Q 
IN the city of boston as living rooms. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section sixty-eight of chapter five hundred and fifty of e?c!' amended. 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, as amended 
by section one of chapter six hundred and twenty-eight of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby 
further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- 
ing: — (h) Whenever basement rooms which do not com- 
ply with all the technical requirements of this act are, in 
the opinion of the board of health, supplied with sufficient 
light and ventilation and are suitable rooms for living and 
sleeping purposes, the board, after an inspection of the 
premises and a report in writing as to the area, capacity and 
other conditions, may issue a certificate to the owner of the 
building stating that, in the opinion of the board, such 
rooms are fit to be occupied for living and sleeping pur- 
poses. The issue of the said certificate shall operate as an 
exemption from the technical requirements of this section 
in all the particulars set forth in said certificate: provided, 
that said certificate is kept at all times posted in a con- 
spicuous place in such room. A file and record of all such 
reports and certificates shall be kept in the office of the 
board of health. Said board may revoke the certificate if 
such room in its opinion, ceases to be suitable for the purposes 
named in the certificate, — so as to read as follows : — Section Conditions 
68. In tenement houses hereafter erected no room in the cellars and 

1 . 11 1 n i. • 1 P T • basements may 

basement or cellar shall be occupied tor living purposes, be occupied 
unless all of the following conditions are complied with : — pJrposes°in 

(1.) Such room shall be at least eight and one half feet Boston. 
high in every part from the floor to the ceiling. 

(2.) There shall be appurtenant to such room the use 
of a separate water-closet, constructed and arranged as 
required by section sixty-nine. 

(3.) Such room shall have a window or windows opening 
upon the street, an alley or open passageway not less than 
fifteen feet in width, a railroad right of way, cemetery or 
public park or upon a yard or court. The total area of 
windows in such room shall be at least one eighth of the 
floor area of the room, and one half of the sash shall be 



312 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 346. 



Conditions 
under which 
cellars and 
basemeuta may 
be occupied 
for living 
purposes in 
Boiitou. 



made to open full width, and the top of each window shall 
be within six inches of the ceiling. 

(4.) The floor of such room shall be damp-proof and 
waterproof, and all walls surrounding such room shall be 
damp-proof. 

No room on any floor of any house or building now existing 
or hereafter erected which floor is in whole or in part below 
the highest point of the curb of a public street or way in 
front and within twenty-five feet of the outside wall, and 
no room on any floor thereof which floor is in whole or in 
part below the highest point of the ground adjacent to such 
building and within fifteen feet thereof, shall be occupied 
for sleeping purposes unless all of the following conditions 
are complied with: — 

(a.) Such room shall on at least one side abut on an 
outside wall of said building for a space of at least seven 
feet. 

(b.) Such room shall have a window or windows opening 
directly upon an open space not less than fifteen feet square, 
and open from the ground to the sky without obstruction; 
such window or Avindows shall have a total area of not less 
than ten square feet and not less than one eighth of the 
floor area of said room, and both halves of the sash of each 
window shall be made to open to their full width, and the 
top of each window shall be within six inches of the ceiling. 

(c.) At least sixty per cent of the area of any such room 
shall be above the level of the highest point of the ground 
within fifteen feet of the outside wall or walls of said room 
and in which the windows above required are situated. 

(d.) The floor of such room and all walls surrounding the 
room shall be damp-proof and waterproof. 

(e.) Such room shall be at least eight feet six inches in 
height in every part, from floor to ceiling: iirovidcd, that in 
tenement houses erected prior to the first day of August, 
nineteen hundred and seven, and in other houses and build- 
ings erected prior to the first day of June, nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, it shall be sufficient if said room is seven feet 
in height over at least four fifths of its area. 

(f.) There shall be appurtenant to such room a water- 
closet, constructed and arranged as requireil by section 
sixty-nine, and used solely by the occupants of said room 
or by the household of which said occupants are members. 

(g.) No such room shall be occupied for sleeping purposes 
without a permit from the board of health, such permit to 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 347. 313 

be posted in a, conspicuous place in the main room of the y°5ej'*^°ych 
apartment. A record of all such permits shall be kept in cellars and 
the office of the board of health. be occupied 

(h.) Whenever basement rooms which do not comply gurposefin 
with all the technical requirements of this act are, in the °^*°°' 
opinion of the board of health, supplied with sufficient light 
and ventilation and are suitable rooms for living and sleeping 
purposes, the board, after an inspection of the premises 
and a report in writing as to the area, capacity and other 
conditions, may issue a certificate to the owner of the build- 
ing stating that, in the opinion of the board, such rooms are 
fit to be occupied for living and sleeping purposes. The 
issue of the said certificate shall operate as an exemption 
from the technical requirements of this section in all the 
particulars set forth in said certificate: provided, that said Proviso, 
certificate is kept at all times posted in a conspicuous place 
in such room. A file and record of all such reports and 
certificates shall be kept in the office of the board of health. 
Said board may revoke the certificate if such room in its 
opinion, ceases to be suitable for the purposes named in the 
certificate. Approved May 19, 1915. 

[1915, 352, Spec] 

An Act in addition to an act making appropriations C hap. S4t7 

FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AUTHORIZED 
DURING THE PRESENT YEAR AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER EX- 
PENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue unless it is otherwise specified, to 
wit : — 

For reimbursing the city of Northampton for expenses for Reimbursing 
the support of the Smith's agricultural school and North- ampton for 
ampton school of industries, as authorized by chapter certain schools. 
eighteen of the resolves of the present year, the sum of ten 
thousand dollars. 

For printing the general laws relating to towns, as com- Printing 
piled by the secretary of the commonwealth, as authorized febtingt^^ 
by chapter twenty-two of the resolves of the present year, *^°^"^- 
a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For expenses of an investigation and report by the state investigation as 
department of health and the trustees of hospitals for con- c°tie"?nd towns 



314 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 347. 



for care of 

tuberculous 

patients. 



Card catalogue 
in state library. 



Mas.sacliusetts 
Charitable 
Eye and Ear 
Infirmary. 

Edward K. 
Tolman. 



New Bedford 
textile school. 



Investigation 
as to persons 
with defective 
eyesight. 



Investigation 
as to making 
Mount Grace 
a state park. 



Annuity for 
nidow and 
children of 
James A. 
Cully. 



Pittsfield 
Angler's Club. 



Erection of 
monument to 
Colonel Henry 
Tillinghast 
ijisson. 



Annuity for 
Edward 
Harrington 
of Boston. 



sumptives, relative to reimbursing cities and towns for 
hospital care of tuberculous patients, as authorized by 
chapter twenty-four of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For continuing the work on the card catalogue of the state 
library, as authorized by chapter twenty-six of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For the IMassachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, 
as authorized by chapter thirty-one of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars. 

For Edward K. Tolman, as compensation for certain 
ballot boxes furnished for the election department of the 
secretary of the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-seven of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
one hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the maintenance of the New Bedford textile school, as 
authorized by chapter thirty-eight of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For expenses of investigation and assistance by the Massa- 
chusetts commission for the blind in respect to persons with 
defective eyesight, as authorized by chapter forty of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

For expenses of an investigation by the state forest com- 
mission, relative to establishing a state park or forest reserva- 
tion at INIount Grace, in the town of Warwick, as authorized 
by chapter forty-one of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

For an annuity for the widow and minor children of 
James A. Cully, as authorized by chapter forty-three of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred thirty-three dollars and thirty-three cents. 

For the Pittsfield Angler's Club, to be expended by the 
commission on fisheries and game, as authorized by chapter 
forty-four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two hundred and fifty-nine dollars. 

For expenses of the commonwealth in the erection of a 
monument in memory of Colonel Henry Tillinghast Sisson, 
as authorized by chapter fifty-eight of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For an annuity for Edward Harrington of Boston, as au- 
thorized by chapter fifty-nine of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding two hundred tlollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 347. 315 

For The Bradford Durfee Textile School of Fall River, The Bradford 
as authorized by chapter sixty-two of the resolves of the schwfof Faif 
present year, the following sums : — For maintenance ex- '^'^'^' 
penses, twenty-two thousand dollars; for equipment, two 
thousand dollars. 

For the Lowell textile school, as authorized by chapter Loweii textile 
sixty-three of the resolves of the present year, the following 
sums: — For maintenance expenses, fifty thousand dollars; 
for equipment, fifteen thousand dollars ; to cover a deficiency 
in expenses of nineteen hundred and fourteen, seven hundred 
eighty dollars and eighty cents. 

For the improvement of the sanitary condition of the improvement 
Aberjona river in the town of Winchester, to be expended conditio^n^f 
under the direction of the metropolitan park commission erjonanver. 
from the Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, as au- 
thorized by chapter two hundred and forty-nine of the 
Special Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For increasing the bathing facilities at Nahant beach increasing 
bath house, to be expended under the direction of the met- fadiiufsat 
ropolitan park commission from the IMetropolitan Parks bath-house?" 
Maintenance Fund, as authorized by chapter two hundred 
and sixty-five of the Special Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For the salary of a second assistant district attorney salary of 
for the southeastern district, as authorized by chapter aistrktattorney 
eighty-eight of the General Acts of the present year, a sum e^^di^trict^*" 
not exceeding eight hundred twenty-two dollars and sixty 
cents. 

For giving publicity as to the benefits of life insurance Publicity as to 
through certain savings banks, to be expended under the lifrhfsura^nce. 
direction of the trustees of the Insurance Guaranty Fund, as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and sixty-eight of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For payment for certain land taken by the commission Land taken by 
on Mount Everett state reservation, as required by a decree on™k,unt"^ 
of the superior court, the sum of four thousand sixty-three J^servation. 
dollars and eighty-six cents. 

For the commonwealth's proportion of the cost of con- Certain 
structing a certain highway leading from Holden to Rutland, iladSgVm 
as authorized by section three of chapter six hundred and Ruttfnd*° 
sixty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 



316 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 348. 



Commission on 
gratuities. 



First assistant 
inspector of gas 
and electric 
light commis- 
sioners. 



Annual re- 
port of state 
department 
of health. 



Clerk of board 
of prison com- 
missioners. 



Pensions for 
cleaners in 
state house. 



Metropolitan 
Parks Loan 
Sinking Fund, 
Boulevards. 



For expenses of the commission on gratuities, as established 
by chapter seven hundred and two of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and twelve, a sura not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars. 

The appropriation made by chapter two hundred and 
thirty-six of the Special Acts of the present year for the 
salary of the present first assistant inspector of the gas and 
electric light commissioners is hereby made available to be 
used for the salary of any succeeding inspector. 

For printing the annual report of the state department of 
health, the sum of three hundred four dollars and eighty- 
four cents, the same being in addition to the amount here- 
tofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For clerks in the board of prison commissioners, the sum 
of eighty dollars and thirty-eight cents, the same being in 
addition to the amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For pensions for women formerly employed by the sergeant- 
at-arms in cleaning in and about the state house, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and five dollars, the same to be in 
addition to the amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For the INIetropolitan Parks Loan Sinking Fund, Boule- 
vards, being one half of the requirements, the sum of fourteen 
thousand four hundred and eight dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1915. 



1908, 494, § I, 
amended. 



[1908, 494.] 

C/iap. 348 An Act relative to revoking and suspending licenses 

FOR theatrical AND LIKE EXHIBITIONS IN THE CITY OF 
BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred and 
ninety-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eight is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
words: — The mayor and the police commissioner of Boston 
and the chief justice of the municipal court of the city of 
Boston, by a majority vote, may revoke or suspend any such 
license at their pleasure, — so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
thcatri^iland ^^^'^ ^- '^^^^ mayor of Bostou, except as provided in section 
likeexhibitions forty-six of chai)ter one hundred and six of the Revised 

m Boston. " ' 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 349. 317 

Laws, shall grant a license for theatrical exhibitions, public 
shows, public amusements and exhibitions of every de- 
scription, to \vhich admission is obtained upon payment of 
money or upon the delivery of any valuable thing, or by a 
ticket or voucher obtained for money or any valuable thing, 
upon such terms and conditions as he deems reasonable, 
but there shall not be charged a fee exceeding one hundred 
dollars for such license when the entertainment, exhibition 
or show is given in a building licensed as a theatre. A 
license to be exercised in a building licensed as a theatre 
shall be for a theatrical season and shall expire on the first 
day of August of each year. The mayor and the police Powerto 
commissioner of Boston and the chief justice of the municipal revCket"'^ 
court of the city of Boston, by a majority vote, may revoke license. 
or suspend any such license at their pleasure. 

Section 2. Section two of chapter four hundred and ^^ff^ai- 
ninety-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eight is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved May 21, 1915. 



An Act to authorize the school board of the city of qJi^^ 349 
holyoke to appoint school physicians, medical in- 
spectors and school nurses in that city. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of chapter five hundred and two of School board 

1111. ii» .01 Holyoke 

the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six and of acts in may appoint 
amendment thereof as provides that in cities the board of dans, inspectors 
health shall appoint school physicians, shall not apply to the 
city of Ilolyoke, and the school physician or physicians, 
and the medical inspectors and school nurses in that city 
shall be appointed and controlled by the school board. 

Section 2. Appointments and reappointments of the civii service 
said officers and employees shall be made in conformity with '^"'*^'* *° ^^^^^' 
the rules, regulations and requirements of the Massachusetts 
civil service commission. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the board of aldermen of the city of Holyoke, with the JJf'aidermen"'*'^ 
approval of the mayor. Approved May 22, 1915. ^^' 

[Accepted June 17, 1915.] 



318 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 350, 351. 



[1915, 282, Spec] 

Chap. S50 An Act to revive the charter of the Broadway 

PHARMACY, INCORPORATED, AND TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF 
SAID CORPORATION. 



Charter of 

Broadway 

Pharmacy, 

Incorporated, 

revived. 



Acts confirmed, 
etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as the 
Broadway Pharmacy, Incorporated, and having its place 
of business at Cambridge, is hereby revived and continued, 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities which pertained to it prior 
to the passage of chapter two hundred and eighty-two of 
the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. All acts done by the said company which 
would have been legal and valid if said chapter two hundred 
and eighty-two had not been passed are hereby ratified, 
confirmed and made valid. 

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

Approved May 22, 1915. 



Chav.351 An Act relative to the improvement of the harbor 

IN THE VICINITY OF THE OLD CORPORATION WHARF IN 
THE TOWN OF DENNIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of harbor and land commissioners 
is hereby authorized to make a survey and examination and 
to dredge a channel and anchorage basin in the harbor in 
the vicinity of the Old Corporation wharf, so-called, in the 
town of Dennis, in such locations and to such depths as 
it may deem necessary and advisable. 

Section 2. Said board may expend for said examination 
and survey and for dredging a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars: provided, however, that no part of said siun 
shall be available or expended until there is presented to 
the auditor of the commonwealth satisfactory evidence 
that the town of Dennis has voted to accept this act, to 
build a public wharf and landing and an approach thereto, 
in said town of Dennis, at or near the inshore end of the 
channel or anchorage basin to be dredged by said lioard, 
and that the said town has appropriated an amount, which 
shall not be less than five hundred dollars, for the purpose 
of building a public wharf and landing and providing an 



Improvement 
of harbor in 
vicinity of Old 
Corporation 
wharf in 
Dennis. 



Certain sum 
of money may 
be spent. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 351. 319 



approach thereto. Said pubhc wharf and landing are to Board of 
be built in conformity with a Ucense therefor which may knd°commis- 
be issued by the board of harbor and land commissioners iic"nJI.*° "^"^^ 
under authority of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws. 

Section 3. The town of Dennis is hereby authorized to Purchase of 
purchase or take and to hold and maintain for the purposes ^" '^°' 
of a public wharf and landing and for an approach thereto 
land and flats in the harbor in the vicinity of the Old Cor- 
poration wharf, so-called, at or near the inshore end of the 
channel or anchorage basin to be dredged by the board of 
harbor and land commissioners, also land for the purposes 
of an approach to said public wharf and landing in said 
town. 

Section 4. Within sixty days after taking any land or Description 
flats under authority hereof the selectmen of said town of tokentolbe" 
Dennis shall cause a description of the land and flats taken, ''®'=°'^'^^'^- 
sufficiently accurate for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which they were taken, signed by a ma- 
jority of the selectmen, to be recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the county of Barnstable; and upon said recording, 
title to the land and flats so taken shall vest in the town of 
Dennis. Damages occasioned by the taking may be re- 
covered in the manner provided in the case of land taken 
for a highway. 

Section 5. For the purpose of acquiring said land and Dennis°Vubiic 
flats and of erecting said public wharf and landing the town wharf Loan, 
of Dennis may borrow, within the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness, such sum or sums of money, as may be neces- 
sary, not less in the aggregate than five hundred dollars, 
and may issue notes or bonds of the town therefor. Such 
notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, Town of 
Dennis, Public Wharf Loan, Act of 1915, and shall be payable 
by such annual pajTnents, beginning not more than one 
year after the date of each loan, as will extinguish each 
loan within five j^ears from its date; and the amount of 
such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of such loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of notes or 
bonds shall constitute a separate loan. Said notes or bonds Rate of 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per i"*^®""^^*- 
annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen 
of the town. The town may sell such notes or bonds at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 



320 



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Payment of 
loan. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Time of 
taking efifect. 



the treasurer may deem expedient, but they shall not be 
sold for less than their par value; and the proceeds thereof 
shall be used only for the purposes specified in this act. 

Section 6. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section five of tliis act, and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which will be 
sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on the notes or 
bonds issued as aforesaid by the town and to make such pay- 
ments on the principal as may be required under the pro- 
visions of this act shall, without further vote, be assessed by 
the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt 
incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the town of Dennis at any time within nine months after 
its passage, at a special meeting called for the purpose by 
the selectmen, and it shall become operative upon its ac- 
ceptance by a majority of the voters present and voting 
thereon. 

Section 8. For the purpose of its submission as afore- 
said, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 2Ii., 1915. 



1907, 550, § 9, 
etc., amended. 



[1915, 346, Spec.] 

Chap. S52 An Act relative to the construction and remodeling 

OF buildings in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter five hundred and 
fifty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, 
as amended by section one of chapter seven hundred and 
eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, is hereby further amended by adding at the end 
thereof the following: — Buildings of the third class in the 
city of Boston may be reconstructed, altered, enlarged, 
repaired and extended so as to cover a greater area of land: 
provided, that the reconstruction, alteration, enlargement or 
extension conforms to the requirements of law in respect to 
new buildings of the same character; and, provided, also, 
that not more than sixty per cent of the lot is covered, — 
BuiidinK limits, SO as to read as follows: — Section 0. The building limits 
ec.in OS on. ^^^ ^j^^ ^.^^ ^^ Boston as they now exist shall continue until 

changed by ordinance, and the city council may by ordinance 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 352. 321 

from time to time extend and define said building limits, and 

may establish other limits in any part of the city within 

which every building built after the establishment thereof 

shall be of the first or second class. This restriction shall n^ft ^'a^pply 

not apply to wharves, nor to buildings not exceeding twenty- iJ^ certain caaes. 

seven feet in height on wharves, nor to market sheds or 

market buildings not exceeding such height, nor to elevators 

for the storage of coal or grain, if the external parts of such 

buildings, elevators, or other structures are covered with 

slate, tile, metal, or other equally fire-proof material, and the 

mode of construction and the location thereof are approved 

by the commissioner. Temporary structures to facilitate the 

prosecution of any authorized work may be erected under 

such conditions as the commissioner may prescribe. 

Single and two-family dwellings not to be occupied, or construction 
intended, arranged or designed to be occupied, by more tw^ffmify 
than two families, may be built of third class construction ^^^^^''^ss. 
in all parts of the city of Boston not included in the building 
limits of said city as they existed prior to the twenty-second 
day of September in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen; 
but no such building shall occupy more than sixty per cent 
of the area of the lot upon which it is situated, and all such 
buildings shall be constructed with pitched roofs not less 
than thirty degrees with the horizontal. 

Buildings of the third class in the city of Boston may be xmrd class 
reconstructed, altered, enlarged, repaired and extended so 
as to cover a greater area of land: provided, that the re- Provisos, 
construction, alteration, enlargement or extension conforms 
to the requirements of law in respect to new buildings of 
the same character; and provided, also, that not more than 
sixty per cent of the lot is covered. 

Section 2. Section ten of said chapter five hundred and imended.^ ^°' 
fifty is hereby amended by inserting after the word "port- 
able", in the sixth line, the words: — or permanent, — by 
inserting after the word "department", in the seventh line, 
the words: — except as provided in section seventeen of this 
act and amendments thereof or additions thereto, — and 
by inserting after the word "commissioners", in the eighth 
line, the words: — and also provided that permits from the 
building commissioner for the erection of school buildings 
shall be required and that such buildings shall be subject 
to the inspection of the building department, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 10. The provisions of this act no°to'appiy 
shall not apply to bridges, quays, or wharves, nor to buildings to certain 



322 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 352. 



Provisions 
not to apply 
to certain 
structures. 



Powers of 

certain boards 
and commis- 
sions not to 
be abridged. 



1907, 550, § 13, 
etc., amended. 



Prohibitions. 



on land ceded to the United States or owned and occupied 
by the commonwealth, nor to the Suffolk county court 
house, jail, or house of correction, nor to railroad stations, 
nor to portable or permanent school buildings erected and 
maintained by the schoolhouse department, except as pro- 
vided in section seventeen of this act and amendments 
thereof or additions thereto, nor to voting booths erected 
and maintained by the board of election commissioners; and 
also provided that permits from the building commissioner 
for the erection of school buildings shall be required and 
that such buildings shall be subject to the inspection of 
the building department. 

Except as otherwise provided by law, the provisions of 
this act shall not be held to deprive the board of health, the 
police commissioner, the board of street commissioners, the 
board of park commissioners, the board of examiners of gas 
fitters, the commissioner of wires, or the fire commissioner 
of the city of Boston of any power or authority which they 
have at the date of the passage of this act, or of the remedies 
for the enforcement of the orders of said boards or officers; 
unless such powers, authorities, or remedies are inconsistent 
with the provisions of this act; nor to repeal any existing 
law, not herein expressly repealed, except so far as it may 
be inconsistent with the provisions of this act. 

Section 3. Section thirteen of said chapter five hundred 
and fifty, as amended by section three of chapter seven 
hundred and eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, is hereby further amended by in- 
serting after the word "granted", in the fifth line, the words: 
— unless such building is on the corner of two intersecting 
ways, in wdiich case the building commissioner shall have 
authority to grant a permit, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 13. No alteration or repair of a wooden building 
within the building limits shall be made without a permit 
from the commissioner, and no permit to increase the height 
or ground area of such a building shall be granted, unless 
such building is on the corner of two intersecting ways, in 
which case the building commissioner shall have authority 
to grant a permit, nor shall a permit for alterations or re- 
pairs be granted if the estimated cost of the proposed altera- 
tions or repairs exceeds one half of the cost of a like new 
building. 

No wooden building, outside the buikling limits, shall be 
moved to any position within the building limits. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 352. 323 

No recess or chase shall be made in any external or party Prohibitions. 
wall so as to leave the thickness at the back less than eight 
inches. 

No roof or floor timber entering a party wall shall have 
less than four inches of solid brickwork between it and the 
end of any other timber. 

No part of any roof shall be constructed in such a manner 
as to discharge snow, ice, or other material upon a public 
street or alley. 

No elevated staging or stand for observation purposes shall 
be constructed or occupied upon the roof of any building. 

No chimney shall be corbelled from a wall more than the 
thickness of the wall. 

No chimney shall be hung from a wall which is less than 
twelve inches thick. 

No masonry shall rest upon wood, except piles and mud sills. 

No part of any floor timber shall be within two inches of 
any chimney. 

No studding or furring shall be within one inch of any 
chimney. 

No furnace or boiler for heating shall be placed upon a 
wooden floor. 

No smoke pipe shall project through any external wall or 
window. 

No steam, furnace, or other hot air pipes shall be carried 
within one inch of any woodwork, unless such pipes are 
double or otherwise protected by incombustible material. 
No combustible partition shall be within four feet of the 
sides and back or within six feet of the front of any boiler, 
carrying a pressure of over ten pounds, unless the partition 
is covered with incombustible material v/hich extends to the 
full height of the partition from the end or back of the 
boiler to at least five feet in front of it. In such case the 
distance shall be not less than two feet from all the sides 
and five feet from the front of the boiler, and all lath and 
plaster and wooden ceiling beams over the boiler and to a 
distance of not less than four feet in front of all such boilers 
shall be covered with incombustible material. 

No observation stand shall be constructed or main- 
tained except in accordance with plans approved by the 
commissioner. 

No closet of any kind shall be constructed under any 
staircase leading from the cellar or basement to the first 
story. 



324 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 352. 



Prohibitions. 



1907, 550, § 45, 
etc., umended. 



No boiler shall be placed or maintained under any public 
way. 

No part of any structure, except cornices, permanent 
awnings, string courses, window caps and sills, bay windows, 
under such terms, conditions, regulations and restrictions 
as may be required by the mayor and board of aldermen, 
and outside means of egress, as otherwise provided, and 
signs as provided in chapter three hundred and fifty-two of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five, shall 
project over any public way or square. No cornice or bay 
window shall so project more than three feet; nor more 
than twelve inches over a way of a width of tliirt}' feet or 
less. 

No building within forty feet of the property of any ad- 
joining owner shall be erected for or converted to use as a 
stable, unless such use is authorized by the board of health 
after a public hearing. Written notice of such hearing shall 
be given to the adjoining owners, and published at least 
three times in at least two newspapers published in Boston, 
ten days at least before the hearing. 

No material other than brick, tile, slate, metal, asbestos 
shingles or slag shall hereafter be used to cover or roof any 
building, or the tops and sides and outsides of the frames of 
any dormer window, or any other projection of the roof 
of any building, except wooden cornices on wooden frame 
buildings, but on flat roofs composition or tar and gravel 
may be used or such other quality of fire-resisting roofing 
as the commissioner may authorize. Nothing in this section 
shall be construed to prohibit the use of materials approved 
by the commissioner for repairing any roof now covered with 
wooden shingles, provided that the building is not altered 
in height or otherwise generally reconstructed, nor to pro- 
hibit covering with such approved materials the roofs of 
buildings less than sixteen feet in height. 

No part of any first or second class building hereafter 
erected, except the eaves and cornices, shall be nearer than 
five feet to the line of any adjoining lot on any side on which 
such building has any oi)ening in the outer wall thereof 
unless all such openings are protected by wire glass set 
in metal frames and sash. 

Section 4. Section forty-five of said chapter five hun- 
dred and fifty, as amended by section ten of chapter seven 
hundred and eighty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, is hereby further amended by striking 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 352. 325 

out the words "and basements", in the twenty-eighth Hne, 
by striking out the word "eight", in the twenty-ninth hne, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — ten, — by striking 
out the words "the basements of", in the thirtieth hne, by 
inserting after the word "commissioner", in the thirty-third 
hne, the words : — the building commissioner may order 
the basement of any such tenement house more than three 
stories in height and having more than ten suites to be 
provided with a system of automatic sprinklers approved 
by him as to location, arrangement and efficiency, — by 
striking out the words "and in every tenement house here- 
after erected", in the thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth lines, 
and inserting in place thereof the words : — which is, — by 
inserting after the word "suites", in the fortieth line, the 
words : — and in every such tenement house hereafter 
erected, — and by striking out all after the word " passage- 
way", in the forty-eighth line, and inserting in place thereof 
the words: — constructed in such manner and with such 
exits and fire doors as the building commissioner shall 
deem necessary for the preservation of public safety, — so 
as to read as follows: — Section 4'^. Every tenement house stairways and 
hereafter erected shall have a main staircase of fireproof hTtenenfent 
material, extending from the entrance floor to the roof, °"®^'^' 
and with a pent house constructed of incombustible material. 
The said staircase shall not extend below the entrance 
floor level and shall be enclosed in brick, terra-cotta or 
concrete walls, or by two-inch solid metal and plaster par- 
titions. All door openings into suites shall have metal 
covered self-closing doors and metal covered frames. Public 
halls therein shall each be at least three feet wide in the 
clear, and stairs shall be at least three feet wide between 
the wall and the stair rail. 

Each stairway shall have an entrance on the entrance Entrances. 
floor from a street or alley or open passageway or from 
an outer court, or from an inner court which connects directly 
with a street or alley or open passageway. All stairs shall 
be constructed with a rise of not more than eight inches, 
and with treads not less than nine inches wide and not less 
than three feet long in the clear. Where winders are used 
all treads at a point eighteen inches from the strings on the 
wall side shall be at least ten inches wide. 

In every tenement house all stairways shall be provided j^nrng.fto'b'e^ 
with proper balusters and railings kept in good repair. No kept in repair. 
public hall or stairs in a tenement house shall be reduced in 



326 



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Automatic 
sprinklers. 



Lights. 



Elevators, etc., 
to be enclosed 
in masonry 
walls, etc. 



1907, 550, § 107, 
amended. 



Exits, stair- 
way.", etc., in 
public build- 
ings. 



Proviso. 



width SO as to be less than the minimum width prescribed 
in this section. 

PubHc halls, stairs, elevator, light and ventilating shafts 
in all tenement houses hereafter erected more than three 
stories in height and having more than ten suites, and all 
such existing tenement houses shall be provided with a 
system of automatic sprinklers approved as to location, 
arrangement and efficiency by the buihling commissioner. 
The building commissioner may order the basement of any 
such tenement house more than three stories in height and 
having more than ten suites to be provided with a system of 
automatic sprinklers approved by him as to location, arrange- 
ment and efficiencv. 

Public halls and stairs in all tenement houses now existing 
or hereafter erected more than three stories in height, and 
having more than eight suites, shall be provided with proper 
and sufficient lights to be kept lighted during the night. 

In every existing tenement house which is more than 
three stories in height, and having more than eight suites, 
and in every such tenement house hereafter erected, all 
elevators, vent and dumb-waiter shafts, shall be enclosed in 
the basement in masonry walls not less than eight inches 
thick, or with two-inch solid metal and plaster partitions 
with a fireproof self-closing door; and if in any such building 
a stairway leads from the first floor to the basement, such 
stairway shall be enclosed in masonry walls not less than 
eight inches thick, or with two-inch solid metal and plaster 
partitions, aufl shall lead directly into a passageway con- 
structed in such manner and with such exits and fire doors 
as the building commissioner shall deem necessary for the 
preservation of public safety. 

Section 5. Said chapter five hundred and fifty is hereby 
further amended by striking out section one hundred and 
seven and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 
107. Every building hereafter erected containing a hall or 
assembly room shall conform to all the aforesaid require- 
ments as to exits, stairways, exit lights, aisles and seats, 
which apply to theatres: provided, that the same are necessary 
for the preservation of ])ul)lic safety and are specially ordered 
by the l)uilding commissioner. All orders of the building 
commissioner under the provisions of this section shall be 
subject to the authority of a majority of the board of appeal, 
which may annul or modify such orders. 

Approved May 25, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 353, 354, 355. 327 



[Framingham, 1881, 206; 1884, 271; 1905. 476; 1906, 526; 1907, 380; 1912, 656; Ashland, 

1908, 456.] 

An Act to authorize the town of framingham to Chap.S53 
SUPPLY water to inhabitants of the town of ash- 
land. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham is hereby au- Town of 

.-,. fi x£ ramingham 

thorized to supply water to the mliabitants or that part or may supply 
the town of Ashland known as the Waushakum district, habitants of 
upon such terms as may be agreed upon by the water com- AsILnd. 
missioners of said towns. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved May 26, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to establish qj^^jj 354 

THE office of DEPUTY CITY TREASURER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke may, by ordinance, city of 
establish the office of deputy city treasurer and may pre- |^tab?^hth7 
scribe the manner of his appointment and his powers and ^fpyty ^ity 

duties. treasurer. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 26, 1915. 

[1908, 557.] 

An Act to provide for improving the entrance to r'/j^^^ 355 

SESUIT harbor in THE TOWN OF DENNIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1 . The board of harbor and land commissioners improving the 
is hereby authorized and directed to improve the entrance lesS^harbor 
to Sesuit harbor in the town of Dennis by the construction "" Denms. 
of a jetty or jetties, and otherwise. For this purpose the 
board may expend a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

Section 2. The said board may purchase or take in the Purchase of 
name and behalf of the commonwealth any land or materials 
necessary for carrying out the provisions of this act. The 
manner of such taking and of determining the damages 
caused thereby, or by any other doings of said board under 
the provisions of this act, shall be the same as is provided 
by sections seven and eight of chapter four hundred and 
seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety- 



328 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 356. 



three, relative to the taking of land by the metropohtan 
park commission; and said board shall, for the purposes of 
this act, have powers like those conferred upon the metro- 
politan park commission by said sections. The damages 
when finally determined shall be paid out of the sum hereby 
authorized. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 



Improvement 
of Lewis bay 
in Barnstable 
and Yarmouth. 



Certain sum 
of money may 
be spent. 

Proviso. 



[1000, 191.] 

Chap.S5Q An Act relative to the improvement of lewis bay in 

THE TOWNS OF BARNSTABLE AND YARMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of harbor and land commissioners 
is hereby authorized to make an examination and survey 
of Lewis bay in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth 
and to dredge a channel or channels and anchorage basin 
therein in such places and to such depths as it may deem 
necessary. 

Section 2. For the purposes aforesaid, the said board 
may expend a sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars: 
provided, that no part of this sum shall be available or ex- 
pended until there is presented to the auditor of the com- 
monwealth satisfactory evidence that the town of Barnstable 
has voted to accept this act and to build a public wharf 
and landing, with an approach thereto, in said town, at or 
near the inshore end of the channels or anchorage basin 
to be dredged by said board, and that the said town has 
appropriated an amount not less than one thousand dollars 
for the purpose of building a public wharf and landing and 
providing an approach thereto. Said public wharf and 
landing shall be built in conformity with a license therefor 
to be issued by the board of harbor and land commissioners 
under authority of chapter ninety-six of the Revised Laws. 

Section 3. The town of Barnstable is hereby authorized 
to purchase or take, and to hold and maintain, for the 
purposes of a public wharf and landing and for an approach 
thereto, land and Hats in Lewis bay, at or near the inshore 
end of the chainiels or anchorage basin to be dredged by 
the board of harbor and land commissioners, and land for 
the purposes of an ai)proach to said public wharf and landing 
in said town. 



Town may 
purchase land, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 356. 329 

Section 4. Within sixty days after taking any land or Description of 
flats under authority hereof, the selectmen of the town of to^be^recordecL' 
Barnstable shall cause a description of the land and flats 
taken, sufficiently accurate for identification, with a state- 
ment of the purpose for which they were taken, signed by a 
majority of the selectmen, to be recorded in the registry of 
deeds for the county of Barnstable; and, upon such record- 
ing, title to the land and flats so taken shall vest in the town 
of Barnstable. Damages occasioned by the taking may be 
recovered in the manner provided in the case of land taken 
for a highway. 

Section 5. For the purpose of acquiring said land and ^P^°X, 
flats and of constructing said public wharf and landing the Lewis Bay' 
town of Barnstable may borrow, within the statutory limit Loan, Act of 
of indebtedness, such sum or sums of money as may be ^^^^' 
necessary, not less in the aggregate than one thousand 
dollars, and may issue notes or bonds of the town therefor. 
Such notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, 
Town of Barnstable, Lewis Bay Public Wharf Loan, Act 
of 1915, and shall be payable by such annual payments, be- 
ginning not more than one year after the date of each loan, 
as will extinguish each loan within five years from its date. 
The amount of the annual payment of principal and interest 
upon any loan in any year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of such loan payable in any subsequent 
year. Each authorized issue of notes or bonds shall consti- 
tute a separate loan. The notes or bonds shall bear interest 
at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, payable semi- 
annually, and shall be signed by the treasurer and counter- 
signed by a majority of the selectmen of the town. The 
town may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as the treasurer may deem 
expedient, but they shall not be sold for less than their par 
value; and the proceeds shall be used only for the purposes 
specified in this act. 

Section 6. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section five of this act, and when 
a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum which will be 
sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues on the notes 
or bonds issued as aforesaid by the town and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required under the 
provisions of this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the 



330 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 357. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



same manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 7. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the town of Barnstable at any time within nine months 
after its passage, at a special meeting called for the purpose 
by the selectmen in the same manner in which an annual 
meeting is called; and it shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the voters present and voting thereon. 

Section 8. For the purpose of its submission as afore- 
said this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 



Town of 

Billerica may 
make an 
additional 
water loan. 



[1S97, 471; 1911, 544.] 

Chap. 357 An Act to authorize the town of billerica to make 

AN additional WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Billerica, for the purpose of 
enlarging and improving its water supply and of improving 
and extending its water distribution system, is hereby 
authorized to borrow an amount not exceeding fifty thou- 
sand dollars outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, 
and to issue bonds or notes therefor. Such bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words. Town of Billerica Water 
Loan, Act of 1915; shall be payable by such annual pay- 
ments, beginning not more than one year after the respective 
dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan within thirty 
years from its date; and the amount of such annual pay- 
ment in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The said bonds or notes shall bear interest at a rate 
not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, payable 
semi-annuallv, and shall be signed bv the treasurer of the 
town and countersigned by the selectmen. The town may 
sell the said securities at public or j^rivate sale, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but they shall 
not be sold for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provitle for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which, with the income de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
expense of operating its water works and the interest as it 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 358, 359. 331 

accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by the 
town, and to make such payments on the principal as may 
be required under the provisions of this act, shall, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town annu- 
ally thereafter, in the same manner in which other taxes 
are assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved May 27, 1915. 



[1914, 701.] 

An Act to confirm certain acts of the town of 

framingham. 



C/iap.358 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloios: 

Section 1. The action taken and the vote passed by the certain acts of 
town of Framingham at its annual election held on March Framingham 
first of the current year, accepting chapter seven hundred «°'ifi'"™ed. 
and one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
which provides for a board of commissioners of public works 
in the said town, is hereby ratified, confirmed and made 
valid. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 

An Act to authorize the three rivers fire district nhfj^ 9f:q 

TO BORROW money FOR ITS FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FOR ' 
refunding present INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Three Rivers Fire District in the town Three Rivers 
of Palmer is hereby authorized to expend money for the may borrow* 
purpose of purchasing land or acquiring or constructing ^^""1^ ^°J^}^^ 
buildings for fire stations and for the purchase of depart- ™ent, etc. 
mental equipment for the extinguishment of fires, and to 
borrow a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and to 
issue notes or bonds to that amount. 

Section 2. Such notes or bonds shall be denominated T^'"ee^Rivera 
on the face thereof, Three Rivers Fire District Loan, Act Loan, Act of 
of 1915, and shall be payable by such annual payments, be- 
ginning not more than one year after the date thereof, as 
will extinguish within twenty years from its date any loan 
made for the purpose of purchasing land or acquiring or 
constructing buildings, and within five years from its date 



332 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 360. 



Three Rivera 
Fire District 
Loan, Act of 
l'J15. 



May refund 
certain in- 
debtedness. 



Payment of 
loans. 



any loan for the purchase of departmental equipment. 
The amount of such annual payment of any loan in any 
year shall not be less than the principal of the loan payable 
in any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of notes or 
bonds shall constitute a separate loan. Said notes or bonds 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer of the district and countersigned by the prudential 
committee. The district may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper, but they shall not be sold for less than 
their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only for the 
purposes herein specified. 

Section 3. Said district is also authorized to refund 
certain outstanding indebtedness to an amount not exceeding 
forty-eight hundred dollars and to 'issue notes or bonds of 
the district therefor. The indebtedness so incurred shall 
be paid by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the date of issue of the first note or bond, as 
will extinguish the loan in not more than fifteen years from 
its date; and the amount of such annual payment in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
payable in any subsequent year. 

Section 4. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of this act, and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed, a sum which will be sufficient to pay 
the interest as it accrues on the notes or bonds issued as 
aforesaid by the district, and to make such payments on 
the principal as may be required under the provisions of 
this act, shall, without further vote, be assessed by the 
assessors of the town annually thereafter, in the same manner 
in which other taxes are assessed, until the debt incurred by 
said loan or loans is extinguished. . 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 



[1913, 562.] 

C/iap. 360 An Act to authorize the city of Springfield to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS TO EXTEND CERTAIN STREETS. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. 



fiiid mfTiL"-' Section 1. The city of Springfield, for the purposes 
row money to specified by chaptcr five hundred and sixty-two of the acts 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 361. 333 

of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, is hereby au- extend certain 
thorized to incur additional indebtedness to an amount " "''^ ^- 
not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor in the same manner as is provided 
by said chapter five hundred and sixty-two, except that the 
period within which this additional loan shall be paid shall 
not exceed twenty years from its date. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 



An Act to authorize the town of Yarmouth to acquire (Jjidjf 35 j 

LAND FOR A PUBLIC WHARF AND FOR BATH HOUSES AND 
BOAT HOUSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Yarmouth is hereby authorized Town of var- 

. , p . , . , . . mouth may 

to take by right or emment domam, or otherwise to acquire, acquire land 
and to hold and maintain for the purposes of a public wharf wharf, bath 
and for bath houses and boat houses, so much land as may °"^'^^' 
be deemed necessary for the purposes aforesaid by the 
selectmen of the town, not exceeding one acre, upon the 
shore of Lewis bay in said town, on the west side of Bay 
View street, at and near the place formerly known as Baxter's 
wharf. 

Section 2. The town of Yarmouth is also authorized May construct 

, . . . , , . wharf. 

to construct and maintain upon said property, subject to 
the approval of the board of harbor and land commissioners 
as provided by the statutes in relation to wharves within 
tide waters, a wharf suitable for the landing of all persons 
travelling in boats, and for the landing of merchandise, 
and also to construct and maintain thereon bath houses and 
suitable bathing facilities and boat houses. 

Section 3. The powers conferred by this act upon the Rules and 
town of Yarmouth may be exercised by the selectmen for sefe"tm'en.^ '^ 
the time being of said town. The selectmen shall also have 
the power to make rules and regulations governing the use 
of said property, with a penalty for the violation thereof, 
for the purposes for which the same is acquired under this 
act. Such regulations shall be subject to the approval of 
a majority vote of the town, if so required by the voters 
thereof. The selectmen shall have authority to appoint 
a custodian of said property and to fix his compensation, 
to be paid by the town. 



334 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 361. 



May lease 
locations. 



Description of 
property taken 
to be recorded. 



Issue of bonds, 
etc. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Section 4. The town of Yarmouth, by its selectmen, 
shall have authority to lease locations upon said property 
for the erection of boat houses and bath houses, under such 
terms as the regulations of the selectmen may prescribe. 
All revenue derived from such leases shall be expended for 
the care and maintenance of the property. 

Section 5. The said property may be taken under 
proceedings like those authorized for the taking of land for 
the laying out of highways. Before taking possession of 
said property the selectmen shall file in the registry of deeds 
for the county of Barnstable, a plan showing the property 
and the highway and shore connected therewith as it exists 
at the time of filing, together with a statement, signed by 
the selectmen, stating that the property so shown is taken 
under authority of this act for the purposes thereof. 

Section 6. The town of Yarmouth is hereby authorized 
to raise and appropriate and to borrow a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars and to issue notes or bonds of the 
town therefor, in order to acquire said property and to 
construct and equip thereon a wharf and bath houses as 
authorized by this act; and the town is also authorized to 
raise and appropriate annually such sums of money as may 
be deemed necessary by the voters of the town to maintain 
said property for the purposes authorized by this act. 

Section 7. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
a loan under authority hereof, provide for the payment 
thereof by such annual payments, beginning not more than 
one year after the date of each loan, as will extinguish each 
loan wdthin ten years from its date, and the amount of 
such annual payment of any loan in any year shall not be 
less than the amount of the principal of the loan payable in 
any subsequent year. Each authorized issue of notes or 
bonds shall constitute a separate loan. Said notes or bonds 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen 
of the town. The town may sell said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as the treasurer 
may deem expedient, but they shall not be sold for less 
than their par value, and the proceeds shall be used only 
for the purposes specified in this act. 

Section 8. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the town of Yarmouth within one year after its i)assage, 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 362. 335 

either at an annual town meeting, or at a special meeting 
called for the purpose by the selectmen in the same manner 
in which an annual town meeting is called, and shall take 
effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters present 
and voting thereon. Approved May 27, 1915. 



11900, 98; 1906, 211.] 

An Act relative to the powers of the templeton Chap. 362 

VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter ninety-eight of the acts of the year i9oo, 98, etc., 
nineteen hundred, as amended by chapter two hundred and ^™^° 
eleven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six, is 
hereby further amended by inserting after section six the 
following new section, to be numbered seven, as follows: — Tempieton 
Section 7. The said society is hereby authorized to hold proyement" 
and maintain the land and buildings of the Templeton Inn hoid^certaia 
in the said town, which were conveyed to the said society p^p^''^^- "*<'• 
by Moses W. Richardson of Boston by his deed dated 
October sixteenth, nineteen hundred, and recorded in the 
Worcester registry of deeds, in book sixteen hundred and 
sixty-two, page four hundred and forty-nine, according to 
the terms of the said instrument; and the said society is 
hereby authorized to carry on the Templeton Inn in such 
manner as, in the judgment of the society, will be for the best 
interests of the town of Templeton. The said society is 
also authorized to supply water from any wells upon its 
premises to inhabitants of precinct one of the town of Temple- 
ton upon such terms as may be agreed upon by the parties, 
and may maintain and repair the pipes heretofore laid by 
said society and for this purpose may dig up any public 
lands or ways in the said town under the direction of the 
selectmen. 

Section 2. The action of the Templeton Village Im- Acts ratified. 
provement Society in carrying on the Templeton Inn in 
the said town and in furnishing water to certain inhabitants 
of the said town is hereby ratified and confirmed. 

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

Approved May 27, 1915. 



336 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 363, 364. 



[1915. 337, Spec.] 

Chap.S63 An Act to authorize the construction and operation 

OF A STREET RAILWAY BETWEEN SUMMER STREET AND 
the commonwealth PIERS ON NORTHERN AVENUE IN 
BOSTON. 



Construction 
and operation 
of a street rail- 
way between 
Summer street 
and the com- 
monwealth 
piers in Boston. 



Payment of 
cost. 



Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The directors of the port of Boston, with the 
approval of the governor and council, are hereby authorized 
to construct street railway tracks with all the necessary 
equipment for the proper operation of a street railway from 
Summer street, in that part of Boston, called South Boston, 
over such streets, viaducts and ramps and over such lands 
of the commonwealth as will best connect the piers owned by 
the commonwealth on Northern avenue with the tracks of 
the Boston Elevated Railway Company on Summer street. 
Said directors may operate, or may lease the said railway 
upon such terms and conditions, subject to the approval of 
the governor and council, as will best conserve the interests 
of the commonwealth. 

Section 2. The cost of the construction and equipment 
of the said street railway, shall be paid out of the Port of 
Boston Loan Fund. 

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

Approved May 27, 1915. 



Chap.3Q4: An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to pay a sum 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF JOHN T. LYNCH. 



City of 
Holyoke may 
pay a sum of 
money to 
Anastasia 
Lynch. 



To bo sub- 
mitted to 
board of 
aldermen, etc, 



Be it enacted, etc., as fullows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized to 
pay to Anastasia Lynch, widow of John T. Lynch former 
chief engineer of the fire department of the said city, the 
sum which he would have received as such member if he 
had lived until the end of the present municipal year. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the board of aldermen of the city of Holyoke, with 
the approval of the mayor. Approved May 27, 1915. 

[AcceptodJuly 10, 1914.) 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 365, 366. 337 



11915, 282, Spec.] 

An Act to revive the charter of the Massachusetts Qhny 3(55 

LOAN company AND TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF SAID COR- 
PORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as the Charter of 
Massachusetts Loan Company, and having its place of Lo^aTcom-"^ 
business in Cambridge, is hereby revived and continued, p^^y revived, 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities which pertained to it prior 
to the passage of chapter two hundred and eighty-two of 
the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. All acts done by the said company which Acts confirmed. 
would have been legal and valid if said chapter two hundred 
and eighty-two had not been passed are hereby ratified, 
confirmed and made valid. 

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

Approved May 27, 1915. 



An Act to confirm the granting of certain pensions nhn^ oaa 

BY THE CITY OF SALEM. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The action of the city council of the city of Granting of 
Salem, or of any officers of said city, in granting pensions to thrcity^of^ 
Charles H. Cole, William H. Cunningham, Timothy Halla- 1^'°°' 
han, Amos Stillman, David N. Cook, Fred J. Dennett, John 
J. McMahon, Patrick Bagley, Thomas D. Tucker, Humphrey 
Haley, Charles H. jMiller, Michael Flynn, Charles A. Gold- 
thwaite, John P. Ryan, John B. Skinner, Charles E. Burns, 
Joseph L. Tivnan, George A. Nichols, Ira M. Berry and 
William O. x\rnold is hereby confirmed and made valid to 
the same extent as if, in the granting of said pensions, all of 
the requirements of the charter and ordinances of the city 
and all other provisions of law had been complied with. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 



338 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 367. 



1913, 767, § 4. 
etc., amended. 



Approval by 
the city coun- 
cil of Fall 
River of plana 
for the im- 
provement of 
the VVatuppa 
ponds, etc. 



[1913, 767; 1914, 238.] 

Chap. 367 ^^^ ^^t relative to the approval by the city council 

OF FALL RIVER OF PLANS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE 
WATUPPA PONDS AND QUEQUECHAN RIVER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Section four of chapter seven hundred and 
sixty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, as amended by section one of chapter two hundred 
and thirty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, is hereby further amended by striking out the 
word "board", in the second hne, and inserting in place 
thereof the word: — department, — and by striking out 
the word "July", in the fifth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the word : — October, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 4- When said plans have been approved by the 
state department of health, the Watuppa ponds and Que- 
quechan river commission shall submit to the city council 
of Fall River, not later than the first day of October, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, a full report, giving in detail all plans 
and estimates of the total cost of all proposed works, and 
estimates of damages to be allowed and benefits to be assessed, 
and showing the amount of such total costs to be provided 
for by the city of Fall River. Upon receipt of said report, 
the city council shall, within thirty days, take positive 
action on the report, and may refer the same to said com- 
mission for revision or with suggested changes, and said 
commission shall thereupon reconsider said plans and re- 
submit the same with such changes as it shall approve; or 
the city council may approve or disapprove said plans. If 
said plans are finally approved by the city council such 
approval shall authorize the construction of said proposed 
works by said commission in accordance with the provisions 
of this act. Should the city council finally vote to disapprove 
said plans, without referring the same to said commission 
for revision, or with suggested changes, the duties and 
terms of office of said commission shall cease. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 27, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 368. 339 



An Act to authorize the reconstruction of a bridge Chap. 368 

OVER THE CHARLES RIVER BETWEEN THE CITY OF NEWTON 
AND THE TOWN OF WESTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby Reconstruction 
authorized and directed to alter or reconstruct the present Cver the^^ 
bridge and culvert which form part of the highway across bitwien'^Nlw- 
the Charles river between the city of Newton and the town *°° ^"'^ weston. 
of Weston at the westerly end of Commonwealth avenue, 
or in its discretion to remove said present bridge and to 
build such new bridge, culvert and other incidental structures 
as it may deem necessary to provide for said highway and 
for the use of the shores of the river as a part of the metro- 
politan park system, and may expend therefor a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars: provided, that all general ^™^*'- 
plans for construction shall be approved by the board of 
aldermen of the city of Newton and by the selectmen of 
the town of Weston. 

Section 2. To meet the expenditures incurred under the Metropolitan 
provisions of this act the treasurer and receiver general is 
hereby authorized, with the approval of the governor and 
council, to issue bonds to an amount not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars, as an addition to the amounts already 
authorized by chapter four hundred and seven of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three and acts in 
addition thereto and in amendment thereof and as part of 
the Metropolitan Parks Loan. The said bonds shall bear 
interest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, 
shall be issued upon the serial payment plan, and shall be 
payable in such amounts and at such times, within a period 
not exceeding ten years, as shall be determined by the 
treasurer and receiver general, with the approval of the 
governor and council, to be for the best interests of the 
commonwealth. 

Section 3. The annual serial bonds and interest require- Assessment of 
ments shall be assessed upon and paid by the following hTterest^t 
parties: Fifty per cent by the cities and towns of the metro- i^rements. 
politan parks district, in the manner set forth in chapter 
four hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-one; twenty-five per cent by the city 
of Newton; ten per cent by the town of Weston; and fifteen 
per cent by the county of Middlesex. The amounts due 



340 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 369. 



Control and 
maintenance. 



Payment of 
damages. 



Acceptance of 
act. 



from the cities and towns of the metropolitan parks district, 
the city of Newton and the town of Weston shall be included 
in the sum charged to each of said cities and towns in the 
apportionment and assessment of its state tax, and the 
amounts due from the county of IMiddlesex shall be assessed 
and payable on November fifteenth of each year. 

Section 4. Upon the completion of the said structures 
the control and maintenance of the same shall vest in the 
city of Newton and the town of Weston, and the expense of 
the maintenance thereof shall be borne by the said city and 
town respectively in the same manner as the maintenance 
of the previous structures was borne. 

Section 5. Damages sustained by any person or cor- 
poration by the exercise of the powers herein contained shall 
be estimated and determined in accordance with the pro- 
visions of section seven of chapter four hundred and seven 
of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three. 

Section 6. This act shall take effect when accepted by 
the mayor and board of aldermen of the city of Newton and 
by the selectmen of the town of Weston. 

Approved May 28, 1915. 

[Weston, accepted, June 7, 1915; Newton, accepted, June 0, 1915.) 



C/iap. 369 An Act in further addition to the acts making appro- 
priations for sundry miscell-^neous expenses au- 
thorized during the present year and for certain 
other expenses authorized by law. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are ap- 
propriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise specified, 
to wit : — 

For clerical assistance and contingent expenses in the 
office of the department of animal industry, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance expenses of the Norfolk state hospital, 
a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 

To reimburse cities and towns for temporary aid furnished 
to state paupers and shipwrecked seamen, for the present 
year and previous years, as aj)proved by the state board of 
charity, a sum not exceeding twenty-live thousand dollars, 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Clerical as- 
sistance, etc., 
in office of the 
department of 
animal in- 
dustry. 

Norfolk state 
hospital. 



Temporary aid 
furnished state 
paupers and 
shipwrecked 
seamua. 



Special Acts, 1915.— -Chap. 369. 341 

the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance of the Lyman school for boys, a sum Lyman school 
not exceeding eleven hundred dollars, the same to be in °^ °^^' 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 

For certain unpaid military expenses incurred shortly Certain un- 
after the fire in the city of Salem in the year nineteen hun- expen^s!*^'^ 
dred and fourteen, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance of the state farm, a sum not ex- state farm. 
ceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose. 

For the payment of certain pensions authorized by law Certain 
from the IMetropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, a sum not p^"®'°'^^" 
exceeding three hundred fifty-seven dollars and fifty cents, 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for the purpose. 

For the printing of five hundred copies of the Spencer printing copies 
trial, under the direction of the attorney-general, as ap- triai!^ Spencer 
proved by the governor and council, the sum of nineteen 
hundred nineteen dollars and eighty-three cents. 

For incidental expenses in the office of the secretary of the incidental ex- 
commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, fary^ o^f the^^ 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- ^e'^ith!'^' 
priated for the purpose. 

For compensation of veterans of the civil war formerly Compensation 
in the state service but now retired, a sum not exceeding ?he civifwa° 
thirty-six hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For compensation of persons formerly employed in the Compensati. 
prisons of the commonwealth but now retired, a sum not formedy L 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, the same to be in ad- *J^® p^I'dns °^ 
dition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the pur- 
pose. 

For expenses in connection with the compensation of em- Employees 

1 (• xl 1x1 i; ... , . 1 • .1 injured in their 

ployees oi the commonwealth lor mjunes sustained in the employment. 
course of their employment, a sum not exceeding two thou- 
sand dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the salary of another deputy commissioner of labor Deputy com- 
in the department of the board of labor and industries, a kboT"^"^"^ 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and in addition 



tion 



342 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 369. 



Postage, sta- 
tionery, etc., 
in the execu- 
tive depart- 
ment. 



Salaries in 
department of 
sergeant-at- 
arms. 



Annual reports 
of the tax 
commiasiouer. 



Portraits of 

former 

governors. 



Thomas M. 
McGee. 



Inve.stigation 
as to making 
Ocean avenue 
in Revere a 
metropolitan 
boulevard. 



Reimburse- 
ment of com- 
pany I, .sixth 
regiment, 
M. V. M.,etc. 



thereto so much of the sum heretofore appropriated for 
salaries of inspectors and investigators as the board may 
find necessary. 

For postage, stationery and printing in the executive de- 
partment of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

The following sums are to be expended under the direction 
of the sergeant-at-arms, and are to be in addition to the 
amounts heretofore appropriated for the same purposes : — 

For salaries of watchmen and assistant watchmen, thir- 
teen hundred and seventy-five dollars; for the salaries of 
messengers, porters and office boy, fourteen hundred and 
seventeen dollars; for salaries of chief engineer and other 
employees in the engineer's department, nine hundred and 
seventeen dollars ; for the care of the state house and grounds, 
five hundred dollars. 

For printing the annual reports of the tax commissioner, 
the sum of six hundred eleven dollars and twenty-three 
cents, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for the purpose. 

For expenses for the portraits of former governors of the 
commonwealth, in addition to the unexpended balances of 
appropriations made by chapter one hundred and eight of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten and chapter 
seven hundred and twenty-eight of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and twelve, the sum of two thousand 
dollars. 

For Thomas M. McGee, in compensation for injuries to 
his minor son, Paul R. ]\lcGee, caused by an automobile 
operated by an employee of the metropolitan water and 
sewerage board, the sum of one hundred and fifteen dollars, 
to be paid from the jNIetropolitan Water Maintenance 
Fund. 

For expenses for the joint board, composed of the metro- 
politan park commission and the INlassachusetts highway 
commission, in an investigation relative to the desirability 
of making Ocean avenue in the city of Revere a metropolitan 
boulevard, a parkway or a state highway, as authorized by 
chapter sixty-four of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

To reimburse the funds of company I, sixth regiment, 
Massachusetts volunteer militia, as authorized by chapter 
sixty-seven of the resolves of the present year, the sum of 
one hundred and sixty-eight dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 369. 343 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of ?f fa^fng to '"""^^ 
charity, for a manual of laws relating to the charities of the charities. 
commonwealth, as authorized by chapter sixty-eight of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fourteen 
hundred dollars. 

To be expended by the board of harbor and land com- changes in 
missioners in providing changes in atlas sheets comprising mapf ete!^"^^' 
the topographical map of the commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, as authorized by chapter sixty-nine of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars. 

To be expended by the board of prison commissioners in Printing 
printing a manual of laws relating to prisons, as authorized Srug to ''''^^ 
by chapter seventy of the resolves of the present year, a p"^""^^- 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the New England industrial school for deaf mutes, as New England 
authorized by chapter seventy-one of the resolves of the schooi*?or 
present year, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred 'leaf mutes. 
dollars. 

To be expended upon the approval of the Massachusetts Compensating 
highway commission, in compensating Edward B. Atwood Atwood,etc. 
for certain injuries, as authorized by chapter seventy-two 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

To be expended by the board of education for printing Printing laws 
the laws relative to public education, as authorized by public edu- 
chapter seventy-three of the resolves of the present year, nation. 
a sum not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars. 

For an investigation and report by the metropolitan park investigation 
commission relative to the development of the West Roxbury ment of^wesT 
parkway, as authorized by chapter seventy-five of the pa°rkXy. 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars, to be paid from the INIetropolitan Parks Main- 
tenance Fund. 

For expenses of the special board to report upon the Report as to 
practicability of providing military education for boys and ™tionTor boys 
of creating a militia reserve, as authorized by chapter eighty- nliutirresene. 
one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

To be expended by the sergeant-at-arms for necessary Removal of 
expenses for the removal of various departments of the to?ooM*'hi*'^ 
commonwealth to rooms which may be assigned to them *^® ^^^^^ ^°"®^- 
in the state house, as authorized by chapter eighty-two of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding seven 
thousand dollars. 



344 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 369. 



Survey of sea 
beaches in 
Essex county. 



Purchase of 
new furniture 
by state house 
commission. 



Expenses of 
association of 
justices of 
certain courts. 



Publishing 
laws relating 
to fish and 
game. 



Indexes to 
births, mar- 
riages and 
deaths. 



Improvements 
at Massachu- 
setts Agricul- 
tural College. 



Codifying laws 
relating to 
highways. 



Commission 
on uniform 
methods for 
takins land 
for p\iblic 
purposes. 

Distributing 
the report of 
the commi.s- 
sion on the 
white slave 
traffic. 



To be expended by the board of harbor and land com- 
missioners in making a survey of the sea beaches in the 
county of Essex, as authorized by chapter eighty-five of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state house 
commission for the purchase of new furniture and fixtures, 
as authorized by chapter eighty-six of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For certain expenses of the association of justices of the 
district, police and municipal courts of ]Massachusetts, as 
authorized by chapter eighty-eight of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars, 
which sum shall be available from year to year until it is 
exhausted, without further appropriation. 

To be expended by the board of commissioners on fisheries 
and game, for publishing the laws of the commonwealth 
relating to fish and game, as authorized by chapter eighty- 
nine of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars. 

To be expended by the secretary of the commonwealth in 
making suitable provision in his office for indexes of births, 
marriages and deaths, as authorized by chapter ninety of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

To be expended by the trustees of the jNIassachusetts 
Agricultural College in making certain permanent improve- 
ments at said institution, as authorized by chapter ninety- 
four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the special commission relative to re- 
vising and codifying the laws relating to highways, as au- 
thorized by chapter ninety-five of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the special commission on uniform methods 
of procedure for taking land for public purposes, as au- 
thorized by chapter ninety-six of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For certain expenses in connection with distributing the 
report of the special commission on the white slave traffic, 
as authorized by chapter ninety-nine of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of one hundred sixty-two dollars and 
nine cents out of the unexpended balance of the appropria- 
tion made in the year nineteen huntlred and thirteen. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 369. 345 

For the town of Medfield for educational expenses, as Town of Med- 
autliorized by chapter one hundred of the resolves of the tionaUxpenses. 
present year, the sum of six hundred ninety-two dollars and 
twenty-nine cents. 

To be expended by the metropolitan water and sewerage Dependents of 
board for the benefit of the dependents of James McGovern, covlrn. ''' 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and one of the re- 
solves of the present year, the sum of five hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the Metropolitan Sewerage Maintenance 
Fund, North System. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the Fire escapes at 
Massachusetts training schools for fire escapes at the in- school for giris. 
dustrial school for girls, as authorized by chapter one hun- 
dred and two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor investigation • 

, , , . . . . . . 1 J.' X as to a water- 

and land commissioners m an investigation relative to a way between 
waterway between the city of Taunton and the city of Brockton.^'^ 
Brockton, as authorized by chapter one hundred and three 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For compensation for travel to the pages in the depart- Travel of 
ment of the sergeant-at-arms, as authorized by chapter two 
hundred and two of the General Acts of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of a laboratory for the use of the Laboratory for 
detective department of the district police, as authorized tectiw depaTt- 
by chapter two hundred and twenty of the General Acts of Sistricf police. 
the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For expenses incurred for improving the topographical improving the 

i, ,, I'll! topographical 

survey oi the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter survey of the 
two hundred and twenty-three of the General Acts of the wealth. 
present year, to be expended by the board of harbor and 
land commissioners a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars; and under the direction of the judges of the land 
court, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

To be expended by the board of harbor and land com- improvements 
missioners in improvements for Barnstable harbor, as an- ha'i^boT."^ 
thorized by chapter three hundred and forty-two of the 
Special Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirteen 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the secretary of °|ofmit1on°^ 
the state board of agriculture in disseminating information '■^^p^'j^® *°rg^j. 
relative to the packing, grading and sale of apples, as au- ing etc.', of 



346 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 370. 



Clerical assist- 
ance for the 
register of pro- 
bate for Frank- 
lin county. 



Removing or 
replacing 
boilers in the 
bath house at 
Revere beach 
reservation. 



thorized by chapter two hundred and sixty-one of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

For additional clerical assistance for the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Franldin, as authorized by 
chapter two hundred and sixty-two of the General Acts of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 
sixteen dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the metropolitan 
park commission for removing or replacing boilers in the 
bath house at Revere beach reservation, as authorized by 
chapter three hundred and fifteen of the Special Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the Metropolitan Parks ]vlaintenance 
Fund. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 28, 1915. 



City of Lowell 
may borrow 
money for 
high school 
purposes. 



[1890, 121; 1896, 325.] 

Chap. ^70 An Act to authorize the city of lowell to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lowell, for the purpose of purchas- 
ing or otherwise acquiring land and of constructing a high 
school building or buildings thereon, and equipping the 
same, may incur indebtedness outside the statutory limit 
of indebtedness to an amount not exceeding seven hundred 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, to 
be denominated on the face thereof. City of Lowell School 
Loan, Act of 1915. Such bonds or notes shall be signed 
by the treasurer and countersigned by the mayor, and shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, payable semi-annually, and shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within 
twenty years after its date. The amount of such annual 
payment of any loan in any year shall not be less than the 
amount of the principal of the loan payable in any subsequent 
year. Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall consti- 
tute a separate loan. The city may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper; but they shall not be sold for less 
than par value. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 371, 372. 347 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the Payment of 
said loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such 
annual payments as will extinguish the same within the 
time prescribed in this act; and when such provision has 
been made the amount required therefor shall, without 
further vote, annually be assessed by the assessors of the 
city, in the same manner in which other taxes are assessed, 
until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Aijproved May 28, 1915. 

[1915, 282, Spec] 

An Act to revive the charter of the framingham Chav. 371 

CONTRACTING COMPANY AND TO CONFIRM THE ACTS OF 
SAID CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as the charter of 
Framingham Contracting Company, and having its place of conTrTlti'nr 
business in Framingham, is hereby revived and continued, ^°^^^^^^ 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities which pertained to it 
prior to the passage of chapter two hundred and eighty-two 
of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. All acts done by the said company which Acts confirmed, 
would have been legal and valid if said chapter two hundred 
and eighty-two had not been passed are hereby ratified, 
confirmed and made valid. 

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

Approved May 28, 1915. 

11915, 300, Spec] 

An Act relative to the appropriations for public Qi^ir) 372 

SCHOOLS BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred of the Special Acts 1915, 300 (S), 
of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen is hereby repealed, '"''p^^'*''^- 
Section 2. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. 

Approved May 28, 1915. 



348 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 373, 374. 



Chap.S7S An Act to authorize the city of chicopee to ixcur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ENLARGING ITS HIGH 
school BUILDINGS. 



City of 
Chicopee may 
borrow money 
to enlarge its 
high school 
buildings. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee, for the purpose of 
constructing an addition to its high school buildings and 
equipping the same, may incur indebtedness outside the 
statutory limit of indebtedness, to an amount not exceeding 
one hundred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or 
notes therefor to be denominated on the face thereof, Chicopee 
High School Loan, Act of 1915. Such bonds or notes shall 
be signed by the treasurer of the city, countersigned by the 
auditor and approved by the mayor, shall bear interest at a 
rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually, and shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years 
after its date. The amount of such annual payment of any 
loan in any year shall not be less than the amount of the 
principal of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. The city may sell said securities at public or private 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but they shall not be sold for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this act; and when such provision has been made, 
the amount required therefor shall, without further vote, 
annually be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner in which other taxes are assessed, until the said debt 
is extinguished. 

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

Approved May 2S, 1915. 



Chap.S74: An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the bank com- 
missioner. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

de^iTUnciT,T' Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
the bank cum- priatcd, to bc paid out of the treasurv of the commonwealth 

missioucr. i ' r- » 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 375. 349 

from the ordinary revenue, for the department of the bank 
commissioner, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, the sum of five thou- Commissioner, 

, 1 ,, salary. 

sand dollars. 

For the salary of the deputy, the sum of thirty-five hun- Deputy, 
dred dollars. 

For the salaries of examiners, clerks, experts and other Examiners, etc. 
assistants, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For printing, stationery, office supplies, travelling and i[Jo^e*°^'g^*' 
other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual reports, a sum not Printing and 

.. , 1 1 11 binding annual 

exceedmg seven thousand dollars. reports. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 28, 1915. 

An Act to incorporate the cape cod water company. Chap. S7 5 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Charles N. Taylor, William H. Burgess, capeCod 
Reginald L. Robbins, Howard W. Lang and Charles L. pany^inc™- 
Walker, their associates and successors, are hereby made a p^''^'^^'^- 
corporation by the name of the Cape Cod Water Company 
for the purpose of supplying water for use within the towns 
of Chatham, Harwich and Dennis for the extinguishment 
of fires and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes. 
Said corporation shall have all the powers and privileges 
and shall be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities 
set forth in all general laws now or hereafter in force appli- 
cable to water companies. 

Section 2. Said corporation may take or acquire by May purchase 
purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters of such ground etc. 
water source within the limits of said towns of Chatham, 
Harwich and Dennis, as may be approved by the state de- 
partment of health, and may obtain the water by means of 
driven, bored, artesian or other wells on any land within 
said limits, and may also take or acquire, subject to the 
approval of said state department of health, by purchase or 
otherwise all lands, rights of way and easements necessary 
for holding and preserving such water and the purity thereof 
and for conveying the water to any part of said towns. 
Said corporation may erect on the land so taken or acquired 
such dams, buildings, reservoirs and other structures or 



350 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 375. 

May purchase equipment as may be necessary for the establishment and 
certain waters, j^aintenance of complete and effective water works and 
may do all other acts reasonably necessary to carry out 
the purposes for which the company is incorporated. It 
may make excavations, procure and operate machinery, lay 
and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works 
under or over any land, water courses, canals, dams, rail- 
roads, railways and public or other ways and along any 
highway or other way in said towns, in such manner as 
not unnecessarily to obstruct the same; and for the purpose 
of constructing, laying, maintaining and repairing such 
aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other works, and for all 
other purposes of this act, said corporation may dig up, 
raise and embank any such lands, highways or other ways 
in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to public 
travel, subject to the approval of the selectmen of the 
respective towns as to highways or other ways within their 
control. Said corporation shall not enter upon, construct 
or lay any conduits, pipes or other works within the location 
of any railroad corporation, except at such time and in 
such manner as it may agree upon with such corporation, 
or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be approved by the 
public service commission. 
knds"etc°taken SECTION 3. Said compauy shall, within sixty days after 
to be recorded, votiug to take any lands, rights of way, water rights, water 
sources or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be re- 
corded in the registry of deeds for the county of Barnstable 
a description thereof sufficiently accurate for identification, 
with a statement of the purpose for which the same were 
taken, signed by the president of the corporation. The 
recording shall operate as a taking of the real estate and 
rights and easements therein described. 
^y^ent°[^ Section 4. Said company shall pay all damages to 

property sustained by any person, firm or corporation by 
the taking of any land, right of way, water, water source, 
water rights, or easements, or by any other thing done 
by said corporation under the autliority of this act. Any 
person, firm or corporation sustaining damages as afore- 
said, and failing to agree with said corporation as to the 
amount thereof, may have the same assessed and determined 
in the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for 
the laying out of highways, on application at any time 
within, but not after, two years from the taking of such 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 375. 351 

land or other property, or the doing of any other Injury 
under authority of this act. Said company may by vote, 
from time to time, determine what amount or quantity of 
water it proposes to take under this act; and in such case 
damages caused by the taking shall be based upon the said 
amount or quantity until the same shall be increased by 
vote or otherwise, and in that event the company shall be 
liable further only for the additional damages caused by 
such additional taking. 

Section 5. Said company may distribute water through May distribute 
said towns of Chatham, Harwich and Dennis, or any part certain towns. 
thereof, and may regulate the use of said water and may fix 
the rates to be paid for the use of the same, subject, how- 
ever, to the power now vested in the board of gas and electric 
light commissioners to regulate said rates; and may collect 
such rates, and may make contracts with any of said towns, 
acting by their respective selectmen, and with any fire or 
water district now or hereafter established therein, and with 
any individual, corporation, departments of the common- 
wealth and of the United States therein, to supply water 
for the extinguishment of fires, and for domestic, manu- 
facturing or other purposes. But the selectmen of any of Question of _ 

. , I 1, ^ . «' making certain 

said towns shall not have authority to make contracts lor contracts to be 
hydrant service until authorized by a majority vote of voters. 
the voters of the town present and voting upon the question: 
— " Shall the selectmen of the town of have au- 

thority to make a contract with the Cape Cod Water Com- 
pany for hydrant service?" And this vote shall be taken 
at the same special town meeting which votes upon the 
acceptance of this act. 

Section 6. The amount of capital stock of the company Capital stock. 
shall be fixed at the first meeting of the stockholders: pro- proviso. 
vided, hoivever, that it shall not exceed two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars; and a certificate thereof shall be 
filed with the secretary of the commonwealth within thirty 
days after the amount of the capital stock has been fixed. 
The capital stock may be increased or diminished thereafter 
as provided in section thirty-five of chapter seven hundred 
and forty-two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. Shares shall be of the par value of one hundred Par value of 
dollars each. Said company may, for the purposes of this 
act, issue stocks and bonds only in accordance with the 
powers, limitations and restrictions contained in chapter 



352 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 375. 



Certain towns 
may purchase 
francmae, etc. 



Supreme 
judicial court 
to determine 
values in 
certain cases. 



Award. 



Penalty. 



seven hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto. 

Section 7. The towns of Chatham, Harwich and Dennis, 
or any one or two of said towns, upon obtaining appropriate 
legislation to enable them to act as a water district or other- 
wise, may purchase the franchise and all the rights, privileges 
and property of said water company owned by it and used 
in supplying water, upon payment of the fair market value 
thereof. Such value shall be estimated without enhance- 
ment on account of future earning capacity or good will of 
said company, or on account of the exclusive privileges 
derived from rights in the public streets, or on account of 
any contracts which may then exist between the water 
company and said towns or any of them. The water district 
or any one or more of said towns, as the case may be, purchas- 
ing said water system may require that said franchise, 
rights, privileges and property purchased, shall be assigned, 
transferred and conveyed by the water company free and 
clear of any mortgage or lien to which such water system or 
any part thereof may be subject at the time of such purchase, 
unless the board of gas and electric light commissioners 
shall determine otherwise. If the water district or any one 
or more of said towns, as the case may be, and the water 
company shall be unable to agree upon the value of said 
franchise rights, privileges and property, either party, with 
notice to the other, may apply to the supreme judicial 
court for the county of Barnstable for the determination of 
said value. Said court shall refer the application to the 
board of gas and electric light commissioners, who shall 
hear the parties and determine the value of said franchise, 
rights, privileges and property in accordance with the pro- 
visions herein prescribed, and the award of said board when 
accepted by the court shall be final. The award shall not 
be set aside or recommitted for error in law, imless the 
court is satisfied that such error has substantially affected 
the interests of the party complaining thereof, and in that 
event the court may recommit the award to the board with 
such directions as justice may require. 

Section <S. "WhoeNer wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under authority 
of this act, or injures any structure, work or otlier property 
owned, held or used by said company under authority of tliis 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 376. 353 

act, shall forfeit and pay to said company three times the 
amount of damages assessed therefor, to be recovered in an 
action of tort; and upon conviction of any of the above 
wilful or wanton acts shall be punished by a fine not ex- 
ceeding three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a 
term not exceeding one year. 

Section 9. This act, except as is provided in section Act to be sub- 
ten, shall take effect as to any of said towns of Chatham, ™o'tersof° 
Harwich and Dennis upon its acceptance by a majority vote s'^^'^'"^' t^'^'^^. 
of the voters of any such town present and voting thereon at 
a special town meeting, to be called for the purpose within 
sixty days after the passage of this act. 

Section 10. So much of this act as authorizes its sub- Time of taking 
mission to the voters of the said towns shall take effect upon 
its passage, but it shall not take further effect until accepted 
as hereinbefore provided by the legal voters of said towns, 
and shall become void unless work under this act is begun 
within one year from the acceptance thereof by said towns. 

Ajjpwved May 28, 1915. 

[1915, 297, Spec] 

An Act relative to the construction of additional QJidj) 376 

TUNNELS OR SUBWAYS IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section sixteen of chapter seven hundred ^^ii- 74i, § i6, 
and forty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
eleven is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following : — The commission may, in connection with any 
stations or terminals, provide means for a convenient inter- 
change of passengers between the tunnels and subways and 
street railway lines, and for that purpose shall have all the 
powers conferred by this act, including the right to use 
public lands and highways, to take private property in the 
manner specified in this act and to widen highways where 
such widening is deemed necessary; and the commission 
may construct subways, inclines, approaches, and other 
structures for the use of surface street railway cars and may 
grant locations for street railway lines, either upon the 
surface of land acquired for that purpose or in or upon any 
such subways, inclines, approaches or other structures so 
constructed, and may also grant such other locations upon 
the public highways as may be necessary to make connections 



354 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 376. 



Construction 
of additional 
tunnels or 
subways in 
Boston. 



Acceptance of 
act. 



with existing surface lines, — so as to read as follows: — 
Section 16. In connection with the construction of any 
tunnel or subway authorized by this act the commission 
may, for the purpose of avoiding objectionable curves or 
any practical or legal obstacles, vary or alter the routes 
herein respectively prescribed for the tunnels and subways, 
and for the said purposes may locate the tunnels, subways 
and stations or any of them, in whole or in part, on private 
or public lands. The commission may also, in connection 
with any tunnel or subway, construct such approaches, 
sidings, spur tracks, loops, entrances, inclines, elevators, 
connections and other structures as it may deem necessary. 
The commission may, with the consent of the company, 
make such alterations in the existing tunnels and subways, 
including stations and exits and entrances thereof, as it may 
deem necessary or advisable. The commission may, in con- 
nection with any stations or terminals, provide means for 
a convenient interchange of passengers between the tunnels 
and subways and street railway lines, and for that purpose 
shall have all the powers conferred by this act, including 
the right to use public lands and highways, to take private 
property in the manner specified in this act and to widen 
highways where such widening is deemed necessary; and 
the commission may construct subways, inclines, approaches, 
and other structures for the use of surface street railway 
cars and may grant locations for street railway lines, either 
upon the surface of land acquired for that purpose or in or 
upon any such subways, inclines, approaches or other 
structures so constructed, and may also grant such other 
locations upon the public highways as may be necessary to 
make connections with existing surface lines. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval 
of the mayor, and by the Boston Elevated Railway Company 
by vote of its directors, and upon the filing of certificates of 
such acceptances with the secretary of the commonwealth 
within sixty days after the approval of this act by the 
governor. Approved May 2S, 1915. 

[Boston Elevated Railway Company, accepted June 14, 1915; City of Boston, accepted 
Juno 10, 1915.) 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 377. 355 



[1909, 251; 1914, 82.] 

An Act relative to the gratuity fund of the boston QJidy 377 

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The powers of the Boston Chamber of S^o^'f^""^^" 

^ . -Ill °^ Boston 

Commerce, a corporation organized mider chapter two Chamber of 
hundred and fifty-one of the acts of the year nineteen hun- revoked. 
dred and nine, to maintain a Gratuity Fund, as set forth in 
said act, and to levy assessments therefor, excepting however 
the right to levy assessments and make payments on account 
of deaths occurring prior to the passage of this act, are 
hereby revoked. 

Section 2. The said Boston Chamber of Commerce by Gratuity Fund 
its Gratuity Fund managers is hereby authorized and em- ^^%^sKet^'^ 
powered to convert into cash, and, after the payment of all 
expenses, to distribute the balance of the proceeds of the 
assets now constituting its Gratuity Fund among the holders 
of participating certificates in the Gratuity Fund. A meeting 
for the consideration and adoption of a plan for distribution 
shall be called by order of the managers of the Gratuity 
Fund within two weeks after the passage of this act. Notice 
of this meeting shall be mailed to the holders of participating 
certificates at least ten days prior to the meeting. Adjourn- 
ment may be taken in the usual course and further meetings 
for the same purpose may be called. Any such meeting Court may 
may, by majority vote of the participating certificate holders modify ^pianf' 
represented in person or by proxy, adopt a plan for such ^^' 
distribution, which plan shall thereupon be submitted for 
approval to a justice of the superior court for the county 
of Suffolk, and, after such notice to the parties interested 
as the court may order, a hearing shall be had thereon. The 
court shall have power in the proceedings now pending or 
upon the independent application of any party interested 
to approve the plan as presented, or to modify the same as 
the court shall think proper, and the plan as approved by 
the court shall thereupon become effective. Any party Appeal. 
interested may appeal from the decree approving such plan 
to the supreme judicial court, as in cases in equity. Unless 
some plan is approved as above provided and presented to 
said court on or before the first day of September, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, the superior court for the county of 
Suffolk shall have jurisdiction, either in the proceedings 



356 Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 378, 379. 

relating to said Gratuity Fund now pending in said court, 

or, upon the independent application of any party interested, 

to formulate a plan for such distribution of the Gratuity 

Fund, in which proceeding the foregoing provisions for notice 

to the parties interested and for appeal shall be applicable. 

ddpathig^ce'r- Section 3. The participating certificates owned by the 

shTrefndistri- -^^^^ton Chamber of Commerce shall not be entitled to share 

bution. in such distribution. The court shall have jurisdiction to 

determine the liability of the chamber and of parties who 

hold more than one participating certificate, for payment of 

assessments upon such certificates. 

Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aijproved May 28, 1915. 

Chap. 37 S An Act making an additional appropriation for the 

NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Appropriation, SECTION 1. Thc sum of fifteen thousand dollars is 

Norfolk state • i i • i 

hospital. hereby appropriated, to be paid out or the treasury of the 

commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for maintenance 
expenses of the Norfolk state hospital, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen; the same to be in addition to any amomits 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 31, 1915. 

Chap. 379 An Act authorizing the city of pittsfield to pay a 

SUM of money to THE WIDOW OF DANIEL P. FLYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Pitts- Section 1 , The city of Pittsfield is hereb v authorized to 

field may pay a *' p • i i ' i i 

sum of money pay out 01 its trcasury the sum oi nine huncired and seventy- 
Fiyna. ' fivc dollars to Mary M. Flynn, widow of Daniel P. Flynn. 
The said Daniel P. Flynn died while in the ser\-ice of the 
city as the chief of its police department. The said sum 
shall be paid as follows: — Five hundred dollars to said 
widow on the passage of this act and the remainder in equal 
monthly instalments on the fifteenth day of each month. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 31, 1915. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 357 



[Boston and Maine R.R., 1833, 109; 1834, 175; 1837, 113, 188; 1839, 82; 1841, 56; 1843, 90; 
1S44, 83, 116, 172; 1845, 159; 1846, 75, 79, 157, 212; 1847, 70, 238; 1848, 204, 207, 223, 231, 263, 
264, 292, 322; 1849, 7, 226, 230; 1850, 113, 240; 1851, 139, 196, 236, 244; 1852, 32, 118, 
167, 305, 306; 1853, 64, 121, 276, 415; 1854, 336, 353; 1855, 42, 141, 371, 380; 1857, 124, 263; 
1859,115; 1860,63; 1861,15,176; 1864,54; 1866,102,127,265,278; 1868,17,118,178,188; 
1869,343,378,398; 1870,9,301,400,401; 1872,356; 1873,79,357; 1876,7,124,126; 1878. 
245; 1830, 205; 18S1, 265; 1885, 259; 1886, 96, 292; 1887, 302, 410; 1888, 250; 1889, 25; 
1890, 23, 185, 407; 1891, 222, 240, 308; 1892, 374, 392; 1893, 244, 268; 1895, 22, 145; 1897, 
238; 1898, 194; 1899, 390; 1900, 410, 424, 426, 462; 1901, 223, 253, 390, 466; 1902, 168, 212, 
508; 1903,115,141,465; 1905,385,422; 1906, 520, §§ 21, 22; 1907,233,263,391,486,551; 
1909, 307, 327, 435, 447, 519; 1910, 254, 448, § 9, 639, 648; 1912, 492, 529, 698; 1913, 378, 734; 
1914,766; Fitchburg R.R. Co, 1842,84; 1844,134,176; 1845,102,181,218,251; 1846,21, 
138, 239, 247, 261, 269; 1847, 200, 223, 260; 1848, 107, 160, 264, 296; 1849, 18, 223; 1850, 122, 
146; 1851,34,72,244,329; 1852,147,162; 1853,189,270,367; 1854,353; 1855,94,230,240, 
259, 266, 419; 1856, 13S, 296; 1857, 124. 128; 1860, 4; 1862, 69, 155, 156; 1863, 214; 1865, 
222; 1866, 244, 278; 1867, 31. 170, 235,335,342; 1868. 26. 96, 237; 1869, 127, 241, 260, 352; 1870. 
246,252.344; 1872,83,105; 1873,357; 1874,401; 1876,128; 1878,210,277,278; 1879,175, 
189, 277; 1880, 57. 100; 1881, 145, 168; 1885, 36, 188, 253, 297; 1886, 172, 306; 1887, 52, 389, 
410, 425; 1890, 101; 1891. 48; 1893, 408; 1894, 53; 1897. 278; 1900, 387, 426; 1901, 223; 
1902, SOS; 1903, 115; 1907, 419; Suncook Valley R.R., 1869, 459: 1883, 67; Concord R.R. 
Corp'n., 1869, 459; 1883. 67; Manchester and Lawrence R.R.. 1848. 322; 1869. 459; 
1883. 67.1 

An Act to provide for a reorganization and consolida- Q}iav, SSO 

TION of the railroad COMPANIES CONSTITUTING THE 
BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The Boston and Maine Railroad is hereby Boston and 

, , . , 1 • , , , 1 • • 1 • ei_ i • 1 Maine Railroad 

authorized, subject to the provisions hereinaiter contained, may buy prop- 
to buy the property and franchises or the whole or any part sJiij^idiary" 
of the capital stock of or to consolidate with any or all of the companies. 
railroad corporations, hereinafter referred to as subsidiary 
companies, whose roads, whether in or outside of the common- 
wealth, are now leased to or operated by it or by some sub- 
sidiary as a part of its system of railroads or a majority of the 
capital stock of which is owned by said railroad or by some 
subsidiary company, and such subsidiary companies are 
hereby authorized to sell their properties and franchises, 
subject to existing debts and obligations, to or to consolidate 
with the Boston and INIaine Railroad and to receive payment 
therefor in monev or in stock or bonds, or in both stock and 
bonds, of said railroad and to distribute the same or any part 
thereof among their stockholders in exchange for their present 
holdings of stock in the manner provided in the agreement 
of purchase or consolidation; but no such purchase and sale 
of the property and franchises of or consolidation with any 
subsidiary company shall be valid or binding until its terms 
have been agreed to by a majority of the directors of each of 
the two corporations, and have been approved at meetings 
properly notified and called for the purpose by a vote of two 
thirds in interest of the stockholders of the subsidiary com- 
pany present and voting, but in no case by a vote of less than 



358 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



Rights or 
claims shall be 
deemed to be 
satisfied by 
purchase or 
consolidation. 



Provisos. 



May issue new 
preferred stock, 



a majority in interest of all the stockholders of such company, 
excluding, in the case of the Fitchburg Railroad Company, 
its common stock from such computation and from such 
voting, and by a vote of two thirds in interest of the stock- 
holders of the Boston and [Maine Railroad. In case the 
Boston and INIaine Railroad shall, under authority of this 
act, purchase the property and franchises of, or consolidate 
with, any subsidiary company, all rights or claims of either 
the Boston and Maine Railroad or of the subsidiary company 
against the other arising out of any existing lease or operating 
contract shall be deemed to be satisfied and extinguished by 
the said purchase and sale or by the said consolidation, and 
the Boston and INIaine Railroad shall have the powers and 
privileges and shall become subject to and be held to pay all 
of the debts and to perform all of the duties and obligations 
of the said subsidiary company: provided, h&wever, that the 
Boston and jMaine Railroad may, subject to the provisions 
of the general law, and with the approval of the public 
service commission, but not otherwise, issue additional 
stock or bonds or both stock and bonds, to provide means 
for paying for permanent additions to or improvements of the 
property of such subsidiary company made prior to the said 
purchase and sale or consolidation and for which said Boston 
and Maine Railroad shall not have issued stock or bonds 
and shall not have been reimbursed by said company; and 
'provided, further, that this act shall not be construed as 
authorizing the Boston and ]\Iaine Railroad to exercise in 
this commonwealth any powers or privileges not specifically 
granted herein or by the laws of Massachusetts. Any debts 
or other obligations of other corporations assumed by the 
Boston antl Maine Railroad under authority of this act shall 
constitute a direct liability of said railroad to the holders of 
such debts and obligations, which may be enforced by direct 
action by such holders against said railroad. No stocks 
purchased under authority of this act shall thereafter be 
sold, transferred or pledged. Every certificate so held shall 
be stamped by or under the direction of the treasurer of the 
Boston and Maine Railroad "non-transferable." 

Section 2. The Boston and ]\Iaine Railroad may, by a 
vote of two thirds in interest of its stockholders and for the 
I)urposes of such purchase, exchange or consolidation, issue 
new i^referred stock which may have priority ON'or its present 
preferred stock or common stock, and may increase the issue 
of its present preferred stock, and may deli\'cr stock so 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 359 

issued in payment for properties and franchises purchased, 
or may sell the same, applying the proceeds to such purchase, 
without offering the same to its stockholders for subscription. 
Such new preferred stock may be cumulative or non-cumula- 
tive, may be distributed in different classes bearing different 
rates of dividend and having different orders of preferences 
and voting powers, and may be preferred both as to dividends 
and in liquidation. All stock so issued under the authority 
of this act shall be deemed fully paid for all purposes under 
the general railroad law, including the statutory limitations 
as to the amount of issuable bonds and debts. Said railroad May issue^ 

, „ . , , ,, , . bonds with 

may also, tor such purchases, exchanges or consolidations, approval of 

issue bonds subject to the limitations of section fifteen of TOmmisskHi!'^ 

chapter seven hundred and eighty-four of the acts of the year 

nineteen hundred and thirteen and of any acts in addition 

thereto or amendment thereof. No stock or bonds shall be 

issued under the authority herein granted until said railroad 

has first obtained from the public service commission, after 

notice and a public hearing, a certificate that the proposed 

issues may lawfully be made under the provisions of this 

act; but no approval of the public service commission shall 

be required of the separate contracts, or the terms thereof, 

made with any subsidiary companies for the purchase and 

sale of properties and franchises or for consolidation, or with 

individual stockholders for the purchase of their securities; 

but no such contract shall be valid or binding and no payment 

or obligation shall be made or incurred thereunder until said 

railroad shall have secured from the public service commission 

a certificate that the obligations of such contract are not 

inconsistent with the provisions of this act. 

Said railroad may also, by a vote of two thirds in interest May increase 
of its common stockholders, at a meeting duly called for the ^^^ ^"^ 
purpose and with the approval of the public service commis- 
sion, issue and, from time to time, increase preferred stock 
of one or more classes for any lawful purpose for which rail- 
road corporations are now or may hereafter be authorized 
to issue or increase their capital stock. Each class of such 
preferred stock shall be entitled to the preferences and rights, 
and shall be subject to the restrictions and limitations fixed 
by such vote and approved by said commission. The issue 
of such stock by the said railroad shall be subject to all of the 
provisions of the general laws governing the issue of capital 
stock by railroad corporations, except that said railroad is 
hereby authorized, subject to the approval of the public 



360 



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Aggregate par 
value of stocks 
and bonds 
limited. 



Dividends. 



Limitations 
not to apply 
to certain 
Stock or bonds. 



service commission, to sell such stock for cash, at a price not 
less than par, without offering the same to its stockholders 
for subscription. 

Section 3. The aggregate par value of stocks and bonds of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad which may be issued for the 
purpose of making the purchases, exchanges or consolidations 
authorized by section one shall not exceed the aggregate par 
value of any stocks of subsidiary companies directly pur- 
chased, plus the aggregate par value of the stocks, other than 
those directly purchased, of any subsidiary companies whose 
franchises and property are purchased by or which are con- 
solidated with said railroad, but excluding any stocks which 
are owned or held by any of such purchased or consolidated 
subsidiary companies or by said railroad for which stocks or 
bonds or other evidences of indebtedness of such owner or 
holder are now outstanding; nor shall the stocks and bonds 
of the Boston and Maine Railroad issued for the purpose of 
making such purchases, exchanges or consolidations provide 
for interest and dividends, reckoning dividends upon any 
common stock issued for such purpose at the rate of four 
per cent per annum, aggregating a larger annual payment than 
the aggregate amount now paid under existing leases, oper- 
ating contracts and other operating arrangements by the 
Boston and Maine Railroad or by any subsidiary company 
and paid as, or applicable to, dividends to or for the benefit 
of the holders of any stocks of such subsidiary companies 
which are directly purchased, or, if the properties and fran- 
chises of any such companies are purchased by, or if they are 
consolidated with, the Boston and Maine Railroad, to or for 
the benefit of the holders of such stocks of such companies 
as are not excluded, under the above provision of this section, 
in determining the aggregate par value of the stock and bonds 
which said railroad may use in making such purchases, ex- 
changes or consolidations. The foregoing limitations shall 
not apply to stock or bonds issued to fund or otherwise to 
provide for debts of subsidiary companies which may lawfully 
be assumed by said railroad in connection with any such 
purchases, exchanges or consolidations, and nothing herein 
shall be construed to prevent any such increase in the afore- 
said aggregate annual payment for interest and dividends as 
may result from the provisions hereinafter contained as to 
dissenting stockholders. In the case of the Suncook ^'alley 
Railroad, however, the lease to the Concord Railroad Corpo- 
ration and to the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad exe- 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 361 

cuted March eleventh, eighteen hundred and seventy, shall, 
for the purpose of limiting said aggregate annual payment, 
be considered as if still unexpired. 

Section 4. The Boston and Maine Railroad may, at any May reduce 

. • J. T ^ c 2. • J. I- 11 l*x j' capital stock. 

time prior to July nrst, nineteen hundred and sixteen, reduce 
its capital stock or its common stock only, to such amount as 
shall be determined by a vote of its stockholders at a meeting 
duly called for the purpose. Such reduction of the common 
stock shall require a vote of two thirds in interest of the 
common stock then issued and outstanding, and if the pre- 
ferred stock is to be reduced shall also require a vote of two 
thirds in interest of the preferred stock then issued and 
outstanding. Such reduction shall take effect on the filing of 
duly certified copies of such votes authorizing such reduction 
with the secretary of the commonwealth and with the public 
service commission. The directors shall have authority to 
prescribe the manner in which outstanding certificates shall 
be cancelled or reduced and new certificates representing 
such reduced amounts substituted. On such reduction said 
railroad may, at a meeting duly called for the purpose and 
by a vote of two thirds in interest of its stock then issued and 
outstanding, provide for the issue of new preferred stock to 
an amount not exceeding such reduction, and having such 
preferences, rights, privileges and voting powers as may be 
provided in such vote, except that the annual dividends 
payable upon the whole of such new preferred stock shall not 
exceed an average rate of six per cent, but this shall not be 
construed to prevent such dividends from being made cumula- 
tive. Said railroad may also by like vote authorize the issue May 
of new stock of each class so reduced to an amount not ^^°^^' ®^' 
exceeding the reduction in such class. Such total increase 
of stock shall take effect upon the filing with the secretary 
of the commonwealth and with the public service commission 
of certified copies of the votes authorizing such increase. 
Such new preferred stock shall be offered for subscription 
in cash at par to its stockholders whose stock has been 
reduced, pro rata, and each subscribing stockholder shall 
also be entitled to receive, without further payment, a propor- 
tionate part of such new stock of the class corresponding to 
his stock which was reduced and equal to the amount of such 
reduction. All rights of stockholders to subscribe as aforesaid 
shall be assignable. Any such preferred and common stocks 
not so taken by the stockholders within such reasonable time 
as may be limited in such vote may be disposed of on the same 



lasue new 



362 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



Proceeds, how 
to be applied. 



Statement to 
be filed with 
public service 
commission. 



Provisos. 



Contracts. 



Provisos. 



terms to persons or corporations who may have agreed to 
underwrite the subscription, or may be sold on the same 
terms at such time and in such manner as the directors may 
determine. All stocks so issued and disposed of shall be 
deemed to be fully paid for all purposes under the general 
railroad law. The proceeds of such stock so issued may be 
applied to the payment of the unfunded debt of the corpo- 
ration outstanding on the thirty-first day of March in the 
year nineteen hundred and fifteen, including any indebted- 
ness of any subsidiary company outstanding on said date 
which said corporation may lawfully assume under the provi- 
sions of this act, which debts for the purpose of such payment 
shall be deemed to be debts properly incurred for lawful 
purposes under the statutes of this commonwealth; to the 
necessary expenses incidental to the purchases, exchanges or 
consolidations authorized by section one or to underwriting 
such subscription; said proceeds may also be applied to such 
other lawful corporate purposes as the directors may deter- 
mine and the public service commission shall approve in 
accordance with the general law. The directors shall forth- 
with cause to be filed with the public service commission a 
statement of the purposes to which the proceeds of such 
stock have been applied, including the amount applied to 
each of such purposes. If the commission shall find that any 
portion of said proceeds has been applied to purposes not 
properly capitalizable under the general law, such portion 
shall be charged and set off against the premiums realized 
on the common stock of said railroad in the same manner 
and with the same eft'ect as is provided for in the case of the 
deficit mentioned in section seven: provided, however, that 
if the deficit mentioned in section seven shall be set off against 
such premiums, then only the amount of such non-capitali- 
zable expenditure in excess of such deficit shall be charged 
and set off as against the balance of such premium account; 
and provided, further, that the total amount so charged and 
set off under this section and under section seven shall not 
exceed the total amount of such premium account as set forth 
in said section seven. 

vSection 5. The Boston and ]\Iaine Railroad and any 
subsidiary company may motlify or renew any existing con- 
tract for the lease or operation of the road of such subsidiary 
company by said railroad or make a new contract by which 
said railroad shall perform all the transportation upon and 
over such road: provided, however, that no such new contract 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 363 

or modification or renewal of an existing contract shall be 
valid or binding until the terms thereof shall have been agreed 
to by a majority of the directors and have been approved, at 
meetings called for the purpose, by a vote of two thirds in 
interest of the stockholders of each of the contracting corpo- 
rations; and provided, also, that no such contract, lease or 
modification shall be valid if the same shall call for a larger 
rental or for a term expiring later than the term provided 
for by the existing lease or contract for which the same shall 
be in substitution, unless the public service commission, 
after notice and a public hearing, shall find the same to be 
consistent with the public interest. 

Section 6. If the subsidiary company is a corporation May purchase 
organized under the laws of the state of Maine, New Hamp- or consolidate 
shire, Vermont, or New York, or of the Dominion of Canada, foreign^ cor-° 
the Boston and Maine Railroad is also hereby authorized to p^""^^'"^^- ^tc- 
purchase the property and franchises of, or to consolidate 
with, such corporation and to make contracts in regard to 
the property of the same in such manner in each case as the 
laws of the state or country of such corporation may authorize 
or prescribe, and in reference to such transactions said rail- 
road shall have all the powers and privileges conferred upon 
it by the laws of the state or country of such other corpo- 
ration : provided, however, that no such contract shall be valid Proviso, 
until, after notice and a public hearing, the same shall have 
been approved, as consistent with the public interest and 
substantially in accordance with the general purposes and 
limitations of this act, by the public service commission. 

Section 7. The Boston and Maine Railroad may issue Paying or 
stocks, common or preferred, or bonds, or both stock and funded°deb't. 
bonds, subject to the provisions of section fifteen of chapter 
seven hundred and eighty-four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, and of any acts in addition thereto or 
in amendment thereof, for the purpose of paying or funding 
its unfunded debt outstanding on the thirty-first day of 
March in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and any 
debt of any of its subsidiary companies outstanding on such 
date which it may lawfully assume under the provisions of 
this act in connection with the purchase of the properties 
and franchises of or consolidation with such subsidiary com- 
panies, which debts, for the purpose of such funding, shall be 
deemed to be debts properly incurred for lawful purposes 
under the statutes of this commonwealth. Any preferred 
stocks issued for said purpose may be of any of the classes 



364 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



Provisos. 



In determining 
amount ot t;ix, 
certain deduc- 
tions allowed. 



and may have any of the preferences and rights permitted 
for similar stocks under the provisions of section two and 
may be exchanged for any such indebtedness par for par, 
or may be sold for cash at a price not less than par without 
first being offered to its stockholders for subscription: j^^o- 
vided, that the average rate of dividend of any preferred stock 
so issued shall not exceed six per cent per annum, that the 
same may be made cumidative, that the rate of interest on 
any bonds issued for such purposes shall not exceed five per 
cent per annum, and that the aggregate of such stock or 
bonds, or both, at par shall not exceed the amount of such 
debt so paid or funded; and provided, further, that no such 
stocks or bonds shall be issued until the public service commis- 
sion shall have certified that the proposed issue is in conform- 
ity with the authority conferred by this act, and provided, 
further, that any such certificate of conformity shall contain 
a provision that the deficit of the Boston and ]\Iaine Railroad 
as the same shall be as of June thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, shall as of that date be charged and set off as 
against the premiums realized on common stock of said 
railroad sold since July ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety- 
four, amounting as of June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, to the sum of six million, five hundred one thousand, 
six hundred twentv dollars and fourteen cents; and that said 
premium account shall, for the purpose of determining 
reasonable rates and fares which said railroad may thereafter 
charge, and for the purpose of determining the amount of 
bonds and other evidences of indebtedness which such rail- 
road may lawfully issue, and for all other jjurposes to the 
amount of such deficit, be deemed to be cancelled and ab- 
sorbed by such deficit. Any such certificate of the public 
service commission shall operate as a cancellation and rescis- 
sion of the order of the board of railroad commissioners dated 
February seventh, nineteen hundred and thirteen, approving 
an issue of stock for the purpose of funding certain debts 
then outstanding of said railroad and for any other purposes 
set forth in such order. 

Section 8. In determining the amount of tax to be paid 
by the Boston and ]\Iaine Railroad, or by the new corporation 
hereinafter provided for, upon the corporate franchise, there 
shall be deducted from the fair cash value of all its shares, in 
addition to other deductions provided for by statute, the fair 
cash value, as determined by the tax commissioner, of the 
shares of any other railroad corporation organized under the 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 365 

laws of the commonwealth which may be owned by the 
Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Section 9. Except as is otherwise specifically provided vfsionTo^'^iaw 
herein, said Boston and Maine Railroad shall be and remain ^° ''pp'^- 
subject to all provisions of the general railroad law. The 
special powers granted to said railroad by the first seven 
sections shall end on July first, nineteen hundred and sixteen : 
provided, hoivever, that the public service commission, on Proviso. 
application of said railroad, may extend the operation of said 
sections for a further period, not exceeding one year, if such 
commission finds it probable that within such extended time 
a reorganization of the Boston and Maine Railroad system 
consistent with the public interest may be effected. If and 
when a new corporation organized in accordance with the 
subsequent provisions of this act shall acquire the property 
and franchises of said railroad, said first seven sections shall 
not thereafter authorize any further action thereunder by the 
Boston and Maine Railroad. 

Section 10. If the directors of the Boston and Maine May form new 
Railroad shall hereafter deem it impracticable to reorganize *^°'^^°™ '°°' 
the Boston and Maine Railroad system under the foregoing 
provisions of this act, they may, by vote, declare that a new 
corporation is necessary in the public interest to purchase 
or take over the property and franchises of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad, either before or after a sale or other disposi- 
tion of it under order of any court, and to obtain for reorgani- 
zation or consolidation with said property and franchises the 
properties and franchises of some or all of the subsidiary 
companies, and may designate certain named persons, not 
less than fifteen in number, at least one of whom shall be a 
citizen of New Hampshire, one of Maine and one of Massa- 
chusetts, including, if thought desirable, any of said directors, 
to be the organizers of such new corporation. 

Section 11. Such designated organizers shall thereupon Facts to be 
file in the office of the secretary of the commonwealth a lgreement°of 
written agreement of association, which shall set forth: — association. 

(a) That the subscribers associate themselves with the 
intention of forming a railroad corporation to be named the 
Boston and Maine Railroad Company, hereinafter referred 
to as the new corporation, 

(6) A brief description of the property of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad, hereinafter referred to as the old cor- 
poration, and of its subsidiary companies proposed to be 
acquired. 



366 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



Facts to be 
set torth in 
agreement of 
association. 



Public service 
commission to 
issue certificate 
of compliance. 



Certificate of 
incorporation. 



(c) If a sale of the property and franchises of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad has been or is expected to be made under 
order of a court, the name of the court and, so far as is practi- 
cable, the terms of such sale. 

(f/) The amount of the original capital stock of the new 
corporation, which, except as is otherwise provided herein, 
may equal but shall not exceed the amount of the outstanding 
capital stock of the Boston and Maine Railroad. 

{e) The par value of the shares, which shall be one hundred 
dollars. 

(/) The names and residences of at least five subscribers 
who shall act as directors until others are chosen and qualified 
in their stead. At all times there shall be at least one director 
who shall be a citizen of Maine, one who shall be a citizen of 
New Hampshire, and one who shall be a citizen of Massa- 
chusetts. 

The directors shall appoint a clerk and treasurer, who shall 
hold their respective offices until a clerk and treasurer of the 
new corporation are chosen and qualified in their stead, and 
said directors may fill any vacancy in their board or in the 
office of clerk or treasurer before the election of officers 
pursuant to the provisions of the by-laws. 

Section 12. When it is shown to the satisfaction of the 
public service commission that the requirements of this act 
preliminary to the incorporation of such new railroad corpo- 
ration have been complied with, and that the subscribers 
intend in good faith to obtain for such new corporation the 
railroad properties described in the said agreement of asso- 
ciation, they shall make a certificate to that eft'ect, which 
certificate shall thereupon duly be filed by the directors in 
the office of the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall 
receive and preserve the same in form convenient for reference 
and open to public inspection and shall thereupon issue a 
certificate of incorporation substantially in the form pre- 
scribed by section twenty-four of Part II of chapter four 
hundred and sixty-three of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and six, except that in stating the purposes of the 
corporation the word "purchasing" shall be inserted before 
the word "locating." Such certificate, duly signed and 
sealed, shall have the force and effect of a special charter, 
as provided in said section twenty-four. Further proceedings 
for the organization of said corporation shall be in accordance 
with the provisions of sections twenty-nine and thirty of the 
said chapter, and said corporation shall have all the powers 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 367 

and privileges and be subject to all the restrictions and 
limitations of the general law, except as is otherwise expressly 
provided herein. 

If a statute like this act in its essential features, authorizing incorporation 
the organization of a corporation of the same name and for the CJ^c^rtain'other 
same purpose and with the same general powers is enacted ''**'^^^- 
in the states of Maine and New Hampshire, or in either of 
them, and if an agreement of association of the same purport 
as that entered into under this act is signed and jBled by the 
same persons, and if similar or analogous proceedings are had 
thereon in one or both of said states, under requirements 
similar or analogous to the foregoing provisions of the general 
law of Massachusetts, then said corporation may be organized 
at a meeting held in either of the states where the certificate 
of incorporation is filed. 

Upon the organization of the said corporation as above to constitute 
provided, and the organization with it, by joint proceedings, rat'io'i^when 
at the same time and place, of the corporations established ^efgfn^^r -^ 
in like manner with the same name under a like statute of ^ided. 
one or both of the said two states, the corporation established 
in this state and the other corporation or corporations shall 
be deemed to be one corporation for general purposes, existing 
in each of the states, whose business shall be conducted by 
one board of directors, in which each state shall be represented 
by the membership of at least one of its citizens, and whose 
corporate property in the different states shall be held for and 
controlled by the same stockholders. Subsequent meetings 
of the corporation may be held and its records may be kept 
in any one of the three states. 

Until the stock in said new corporation has been issued May exercise^ 
pursuant to the provisions hereinafter contained and a 
meeting has been held and officers duly elected in accordance 
with the provisions of the by-laws of said new corporation, 
the incorporators and directors thereof may exercise all the 
powers of the corporation including those usually vested in 
the stockholders. 

Section 13. Subject to the limitations and provisions of ^ty etc^orthe 
this act and to its existing indebtedness said new corporation °'d corporation. 
is hereby authorized to buy the property and franchises of the 
old corporation, and said old corporation is hereby authorized 
to sell its property and franchises to such new corporation 
at such price, not exceeding the debts and liabilities plus the 
outstanding capital stock, and upon such terms and condi- 
tions as may be specified in said agreement of purchase and 



368 Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 

sale. But no such purchase and sale shall be valid and 
binding until its terms have been agreed to by a majority 
of the directors of both corporations and have been approved 
at a meeting properly called for the purpose by a vote of two 
thirds in interest of the stockholders of the old corporation. 
ind condfuoas Upou sucli purcliase and sale of the property and franchises 
of exchange, etc. of the old Corporation, said new corporation may issue 
amounts of preferred and common stock equal, respectively, 
to the amounts of outstanding preferred and common stock 
of the old corporation, or may issue an amount of common 
stock equal to the aggregate amount of such outstanding 
preferred and common stock. Any preferred stock issued in 
lieu of such outstanding preferred stock shall bear no higher 
rate of dividend and shall have no greater rights of preference 
than said present preferred stock. Such preferred and 
common stock so issued shall be deemed to be fully paid by 
the transfer to the new corporation of the property and fran- 
chises of the old corporation, subject to its existing debts and 
liabilities, and shall not thereafter be subject to any assess- 
ment by the new corporation, but such stock of the new 
corporation may be exchanged for stock of the old corpo- 
ration upon such terms and conditions as may be provided in 
said agreement of purchase and sale, and all stockholders of 
each class, common or preferred, of the old corporation shall 
have the same opportunity as other stockholders of the same 
class to exchange their present holdings of stock for holdings 
of stock in the new corporation, and such rights shall be 
assignable. Any right of stockholders of the old corporation 
to exchange their stock for stock of the new corporation may 
be made contingent upon the payment of a cash assessment 
or a subscription payable in cash at par for additional stock, 
common or preferred, or both, which the new corporation 
is hereby authorized to issue to an amount not exceeding one 
half the outstanding capital stock of said old corporation. 
One or more gaid preferred stock may be of one or more classes, and may 
ferred stock be entitled to the preferences and rights, and be subject to the 
dividend. rcstrictious and limitations fixed by the directors of said new 

corporation, except that the annual di\idends payable upon 
the whole of such preferred stock shall not exceed an average 
of six percent; but this shall not be construed to i)revent such 
dividends from being made cinnulative. It may also be pro- 
vided that stockholders of the old corporation who do not elect 
to pay such cash assessment or to subscribe and pay for such 
additional stock shall be entitled to receive, in exchange for 
their holdings, such less amount of stock of the new corpora- 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 369 

tion as may be provided in the agreement of purchase and 
sale. Any of the common and preferred stock in said new 
corporation issued in Heu of the outstanding stock of the old 
corporation not taken by the stockholders of the old corpo- 
ration may be disposed of at such price and in such manner 
as shall be determined by the directors, and any of the 
additional stock, common or preferred, hereinabove author- 
ized, not taken by said stockholders may be sold for cash at a 
price not less than par. The proceeds from such cash assess- Proceeds from 
ment and from the sale of such stocks may be applied to part ltc^,°how to be 
payment of the purchase price of the property and franchises ^pp''^**- 
of the old corporation; to the payment of any of the unfunded 
debt of the old corporation outstanding on the thirty-first 
day of March in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen and 
any indebtedness of any subsidiary company outstanding 
on said date which may be lawfully assumed by said new 
corporation under the provisions of this act in connection 
with the purchase of the properties and franchises of or 
consolidation with such subsidiary companies, which debts, 
for the purpose of such payment, shall be deemed to be debts 
properly incurred for lawful purposes under the statutes of 
this commonwealth; to the payment of necessary under- 
writing commissions to persons, firms or corporations that 
may provide or guarantee the amount of cash which may be 
required for such reorganization or may otherwise assume 
risks with reference to the performance of any contracts 
provided for by such reorganization. Said proceeds may also 
be applied to such other lawful corporate purposes as the 
directors may determine and the public service commission 
shall approve in accordance with the general law. In case Premium 
the new corporation shall issue securities for the purpose of ro^raUon.^'* 
paying, funding or refunding any unfunded indebtedness 
of the old corporation or of any subsidiary company under 
the authority conferred by the following section, it shall not 
be required to set off the deficit of the old corporation against 
the premium account of the old corporation, nor shall it be 
obliged to charge off against such premium account any 
expenditures which it may make from the proceeds of the 
above mentioned cash assessment or from the sale of the 
above mentioned stocks, but on the other hand, the new 
corporation shall not for any purpose be entitled to the 
benefit of the premium account of the old corporation. 

Section 14. Upon such purchase and sale said new corpo- New corpora- 
ration shall also succeed to the powers and privileges of the to°certain*"'^^ 
Boston and Maine Railroad, shall become subject to and be po.^;?"and 



370 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



New corpora- 
tion to succeed 
to certain 
powers and 
privileges, etc. 



Provisos. 



Time for 
purchase by 
new corpora- 
tion limited. 



held to pay any outstanding funded or unfunded debt of said 
railroad, the payment of which is not provided for as a part 
of the agreement of purchase and sale; shall likewise become 
subject to all liabilities incurred by said old corporation in 
the transaction of its business as a common carrier; and shall 
be held to perform all the duties and obligations of such old 
corporation with respect to the properties so purchased and 
sold. But said new corporation shall not become subject to 
any obligations or liabilities of the old corporation except as 
expressly provided in this act, or in some contract or agree- 
ment made pursuant thereto. Said new corporation shall 
have the same right to issue securities for the purpose of 
paying, funding or refunding any unfunded indebtedness 
of the old corporation or of any subsidiary company whose 
indebtedness it may assume in accordance with the provisions 
of this act as is given to the old corporation under section 
seven of this act, subject to the same limitations, conditions 
and restrictions: yromded, however, that such new corporation 
shall not be required to set off the deficit of the old corpora- 
tion against the premium account, and that the new corpora- 
tion shall not for any purpose be entitled to the benefit of the 
premium account of the old corporation. Said new corpora- 
tion shall also have like authority to purchase the property 
and franchises or the whole or any part of the capital stock 
of, or to consolidate or make other contracts with, the sub- 
sidiary companies, and said subsidiary companies shall have 
like authority to sell their properties and franchises to or to 
consolidate or make other contracts with said new corporation 
as is granted to the old corporation and to the subsidiary 
companies respectively by the first seven sections of this act, 
subject to the same limitations, conditions and restrictions; 
'provided, however, that no such purchase and sale or consolida- 
tion or other contract shall be valid and binding until the pub- 
lic service commission shall have certified that such contract 
is consistent with the provisions of this act. 

Section 15. If the new corporation does not purchase or 
otherwise acquire the property and franchises of the Boston 
and Maine Railroad within two years after the date of its 
certificate of incorporation, its corporate powers and existence 
shall cease. And in case of such purchase or acquisition said 
new corporation shall have a further period of one year to 
purchase the properties and franchises or stock of or to 
consolidate with said subsidiary companies, with the condi- 
tional right to an extension of time for a further periotl of not 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 371 

exceeding one year on proceedings similar or analogous to 
the proceedings provided for in section ten as to the old 
corporation. 

Section 16. In case of the sale of the property and fran- Authority to 
chises of the Boston and Maine Railroad or of any subsidiary OTder of court^"^ 
company under order of court, said new corporation is hereby 
authorized to purchase such property and franchises; and 
except as otherwise required by such order of court the fore- 
going provisions, limitations and restrictions as to the pur- 
chase of the property and franchises of said Boston and Maine 
Railroad and the reorganization of its system of railroads 
shall be applicable. 

Section 17. In case of any purchase, sale or consolidation Assent of 
under the provisions of this act, unless such purchase be in 
accordance with the provisions of some order of court, every 
stockholder of the selling company shall be deemed to assent 
to the terms of the purchase or sale or consolidation, unless 
at the meeting called to consider such purchase or sale or 
consolidation such stockholder votes against such sale or 
consolidation and unless within thirty days after the date of 
the vote for such purchase, sale or consolidation he shall file 
with the clerk of the board of directors of such corporation 
a writing declaring his vote against and dissent from such 
terms and stating the number of shares held by him and the 
number or numbers of the certificate or certificates evidencing 
the same: provided, however, that as against any stockholder Provisos. 
who is under legal incapacity to act for himself and having no 
legal guardian, such original dissenting vote shall not be 
required, and said period of thirty days shall not begin to 
run until the removal of such incapacity by the appointment 
of a legal guardian or otherwise. Within sixty days, but not 
thereafter, after the filing of his dissent from the terms of 
such sale or consolidation, such dissenting stockholder, or 
at its option such purchasing or consolidating company, may 
file a petition with the supreme judicial court for the county 
of Suffolk, setting forth the material facts and asking that 
the value of his shares may be determined. Failure of such 
dissenting stockholder to file such petition within said period 
of sixty days shall be taken as conclusive evidence of his 
assent to such vote: provided, however, that any dissenting 
stockholder who, during said period of sixty days, is legally 
incapacitated from acting for himself and has no legal repre- 
sentative, may file such petition within sixty days after the 
removal of such incapacity by the appointment of a legal 



372 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



Court may 
order valuation 
made of shares. 



Liability of 
purchasing 
corporation. 



May purchase 
property, etc., 
of Hampden 
Railroaa 
Corporation. 



representative or otherwise. Upon the fiHng of such petition, 
and upon such notice to all parties concerned as the court 
may deem proper, the court shall pass an order requiring the 
certificate or certificates evidencing such shares, duly en- 
dorsed, to be deposited with the clerk of the court, and shall 
appoint a commissioner to ascertain and report the value of 
the shares. Report shall be made to the court as soon as is 
practicable, and, after due notice to the parties in interest, 
shall be confirmed by the court unless some error of law be 
made to appear upon the face of the report, in which event 
it shall be recommitted to the commissioner with such order 
as the court may make, or unless either of the parties to said 
proceedings shall claim a trial by jury, in which latter event 
the court shall order the question of the value of the shares 
to be tried and determined as speedily as may be in the 
superior court in the same manner in which other cases are 
tried in that court. 

The purchasing or consolidating corporation shall be liable 
for and shall pay all sums due and payable to all holders of 
shares in the proceedings aforesaid, including such interest, 
cost and expenses as the court may order; and shall likewise 
furnish such security for the said payment as the court may 
order. Upon payment, or tender or deposit with the clerk of 
the court of the value of such shares fixed as aforesaid, such 
shares, and the certificate or certificates thereof, shall become 
the property of and be delivered to the purchasing or con- 
solidating company, whose right and title to receive the same 
and to hold possession thereof may be enforced by the court 
by any appropriate process. The said purchasing or con- 
solidating company shall be entitled to the redelivery to it 
of the stock, bonds or money which would have been deliver- 
able to such non-assenting shareholders ; and such purchasing 
or consolidating company may sell the same for cash at such 
price as may be available. Any deficits arising from a difi'er- 
ence between the proceeds of such sales and the amounts paid 
such dissenting stockholders imder the foregoing provisions 
shall be debts properly capitalizable under the provisions of 
the general law, and in order to provide means for the pay- 
ment of the same either the old or the new corporation may 
issue stock or bonds subject to the limitations contained in 
the foregoing provisions of this act. 

Section 18. The Boston and iNIaine Railroad, or the Bos- 
ton and Maine Railroad Company, without prejudice to any 
right which it may have under existing law to lease the 



service com- 
mission. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 373 

property and franchises of or make an operating contract 
with the Hampden Railroad Corporation, may, subject to 
the provisions hereinafter contained, purchase the property 
and franchises of or consoHdate with said Hampden Railroad 
Corporation, and may issue common or preferred stock or 
both and bonds, for the purpose of paying therefor; said 
Hampden Railroad Corporation is given the same right to 
sell and transfer its property and franchises and to distribute 
such stock and bonds to its stockholders, or creditors or both, 
as is provided in the case of subsidiary companies by the first 
section of this act. No purchase of the property and fran- Purchase sub- 
chises of or consolidation with the Hampden Railroad Corpo- i^y^he puwTc^ 
ration shall, however, be valid until the public service commis- 
sion, after notice and a public hearing, shall have approved 
the same as consistent with the public interest and as just and 
equitable as between the two contracting corporations and 
their respective stockholders and creditors. No such purchase 
of the property and franchises of said Hampden Railroad 
Corporation shall be made unless prior to or as a part of such 
contract, adequate provisions shall be made for the satisfac- 
tion and extinguishment of all outstanding debts and obliga- 
tions of said corporation and of all claims of said corporation 
against the Boston and Maine Railroad; and in no event shall 
the par value of the stock and bonds issued by the Boston 
and Maine Railroad for the purpose of purchasing the prop- 
erty and franchises of or consolidating with said Hampden 
Railroad Corporation exceed the reasonable and proper cost 
incurred in the construction of the Hampden railroad as 
determined by the public service commission in its report 
dated December twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, upon the petition of the Hampden Railroad Corpo- 
ration for approval of an issue of bonds. 

Section 19. Wherever in this act application is required to joint hearings, 
be made to the public service commission for the issuing of gervicJ w^m-'" 
any certificate or for the authorizing or approval of any act ™jfj'°''^ *° ^^ 
done or proposed to be done, it shall be understood that said 
public service commission shall hold such joint hearings for 
the taking of evidence and hearing of arguments and such 
conferences in regard to conclusions with the public utilities 
commission of Maine and the public service commission of 
New Hampshire or with either of said commissions as and 
where it may deem necessary and expedient, providing similar 
or analogous action is authorized by similar or analogous 
legislation in said states or in either of them. 



374 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 



Bonds and 
notes to be 
legal invest- 
ments for 
savings banks, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



Restrictions. 



Certain pro- 
visions of laws 
not to apply to 
trustees, etc. 



Section 20. Bonds and notes now outstanding issued or 
guaranteed, principal and interest, by the leased lines that 
are hereafter reorganized or consolidated with the Boston 
and INIaine Railroad, or with the new corporation under this 
act, or bonds and notes issued in renewal or extension of the 
same and which are now a legal investment for ^Massachusetts 
savings banks or insurance companies, shall remain so until 
January first, in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen, or 
longer if the investment is then permissible under the general 
laws; and all bonds and notes issued or assumed by the Bos- 
ton and Tvlaine Railroad or by the new corporation shall be 
a legal investment for Massachusetts savings banks and 
insurance companies: provided, that the said issuing or 
assuming company shall, in the fiscal year ending June 
thirtieth, in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, and 
thereafter earn and pay dividends in cash upon its capital 
stocks equal in the aggregate to four per cent per annum upon 
an amount equal to one half the sum of its bonded debt and 
notes. In case the company shall fail to comply with said 
requirements as to dividends in any fiscal year after June 
tliirtieth, in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, its 
bonds shall cease to be legal investments for savings banks 
until it has paid such dividends for five fiscal years in succes- 
sion. But no investment shall be made in such bonds or 
notes unless said railroad or said new corporation appears 
from the returns made by it to the public service commission 
to have properly paid said dividends without impairment 
of assets or capital stock. And the public service commission 
shall, on or before the fifteenth day of January in each year, 
transmit to the bank commissioner a statement as to whether 
or not the Boston and INIaine Railroad or the new corporation 
appears by such returns to have complied with the foregoing 
provisions during the preceding year. 

Section 21. The statutory hmitations upon the right of 
railroad corporations owning stock of the Boston Railroad 
Holding Company to sell and dispose of their stock in said 
holding company, and the similar limitation upon the right 
of said holding company to sell and dispose of its stock in the 
Boston and jNIaine Railroad, shall be of no effect upon the 
trustees appointed by the district court of the United States 
for the southern district of New York to represent the interest 
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Com- 
pany in the stock of said holding company and in the stock of 
the Boston and IMaine Railroad on October seventeenth, in 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 380. 375 

the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, but such trustees 
may act under this statute, and under said decree and any 
modifications thereof or additions thereto, as if said hmita- 
tions had never existed. 

Section 22. Any director or other officer of the Boston Penalty. 
and Maine Raihoad or of the Boston and Maine Railroad 
Company or of any subsidiary company who knowingly 
violates any of the provisions of this act shall be punished 
by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprison- 
ment not exceeding one year, or by both such fine and 
imprisonment. 

Section 23. Chapter three hundred and eight of the acts Repeals. 
of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one and chapter one 
hundred and ninety-four of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight are hereby repealed. 

Section 2-4. If there shall be a default bv the Boston and Proceedinp in 
Maine Railroad, or by any receiver or receivers thereof. In 
regard to the terms of any contract under which any other 
railroad incorporated in this commonwealth is now leased to 
or operated by said Boston and ]\lalne Railroad, which 
default shall entitle the lessor railroad corporation to resume 
possession of its property, said lessor corporation shall have 
the powers and be subject to the restrictions and limitations 
granted to and imposed on the Boston and Maine Rail- 
road or the Boston and Maine Railroad Company by the 
previous sections of this act, and in addition thereto shall 
have power to enter into any lease or operating contract 
with or to sell its property and franchises to, or to consolidate 
with, any other railroad corporation within or without this 
commonwealth; but no such lease, contract, sale or con- 
solidation shall be valid or binding until its terms have been 
agreed to by a majority of the directors and have been ap- 
proved, at meetings properly notified and called for the 
purpose, by a vote of two thirds in interest of the stockholders 
present and voting, but in no case by a vote of less than a 
majority in interest of all the stockholders of each of the 
contracting corporations, nor until such lease, contract, sale 
or consolidation and the terms thereof shall have been ap- 
proved by the public service commission, after notice and a 
public hearing, as consistent with the public interest. In increase of 
case of any such sale or consolidation the purchasing or Sueof bonds 
consolidating corporation, if a Massachusetts corporation, o^conso^fd^atilg 
may increase Its capital stock and issue bonds, subject to the corporation. 
limitations of section fifteen of chapter seven hundred and 



376 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 381. 



Increase of 
capital and 
issue of bonds 
by purciiasing 
or consolidating 
corporation. 



Time limit as 
to powers. 



Directors of 
certain other 
corporations 
prohibited 
from serving 
on directorate, 
etc. 



eighty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thir- 
teen and of any acts in addition thereto or amendment thereof, 
to such an amount as said commission may find to be reason- 
ably necessary for the purpose of such sale or consolidation; 
but in no event shall the aggregate amount of the capital 
stock and debt of the two contracting corporations be in- 
creased; and in determining said aggregate amount any 
stocks which are owned or held by either of such corporations, 
for which stocks, bonds or other evidences of indebtedness 
of such owner or holder are outstanding, shall be excluded. 
In case of any such sale or consolidation the purchasing or 
consolidating corporation, whether incorporated in ]\Iassa- 
chusetts or elsewhere shall, with respect to the railroad so 
purchased or consolidated, have the powers and privileges 
and shall be subject to the duties, liabilities and restrictions 
of the corporation selling or consolidated; and, in case of any 
such lease or operating contract, the railroad in this common- 
wealth which is the subject of such lease or contract shall 
thereafter continue to be maintained, operated and capital- 
ized under and in compliance with the laws of this common- 
wealth. The powers given under this section shall end on 
July first, nineteen hundred and twenty-one, except so far 
as acted upon prior to that date. 

Section 25. No person being a director of any other 
railroad corporation owning or operating a railroad in this 
commonwealth shall at the same time serve as a director of 
the Boston and Maine Railroad or the Boston and INIaine 
Railroad Company, Neither the Boston and jNIaine Railroad 
nor the Boston and Maine Railroad Company shall purchase 
any material or supplies from a director of said corporation 
nor from a director of any other railroad corporation owiiing 
or operating a railroad in this commonwealth, nor from any 
corporation in which such railroad director is a director. 

Section 26. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 1 , 1915. 



Chap. 381 An Act to authorize the city of boston to p.\y a sum 

OF money to the widow of H. JOSEPH QUINN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston by vote of the city 
council, approved by the mayor, is hereby authorized to 
pay to Sarah C. Quinn, widow of the late 11. Joseph Quinn, 
an employee of the market department of the said city, a 



Gity of Boston 
may pay a 
sum of money 
to Sarah C. 
Quinn. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chaps. 382, 383. 377 

sum of money equal to that which would have been due 
the said Quinn had he lived and continued in the employ 
of the market department for the remainder of the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 3, 1915. 

An Act making an appropriation for expenses of the Qji^jj 332 

SPECIAL commission TO INVESTIGATE THE SUBJECT OF 
TERMINAL FACILITIES AND THE IMPROVEMENT OF 
FACILITIES FOR TRANSPORTATION OF FREIGHT IN THE 
METJIOPOLITAN DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- comm!ss'?on to 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of lemfnluLiii- 
the commission to investigate the subject of terminal facilities ^^^y" ^^^^^^^ 
and the improvement of facilities for transportation of district. 
freight in the metropolitan district: provided, however, that Proviso. 
one half of the expenses paid from this appropriation shall 
be repaid by the city of Boston, and the treasurer and 
receiver general is hereby authorized and directed to assess 
the same upon that city, as a part of the state tax, as soon 
after the work of said commission has been completed as 
conditions will permit. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 4, 1915. 

[1839, 101; 1841, 72; 1842, 41; 1844, 28, 34; 1845, 42, 170; 1847, 244; 1852, 87; 1859, 242; 1864, 
81; 1868,355; 1869,69; 1872,127,171; 1888,263; 1894,226,466; 1895,189,278; 1896,257, 
321,516; 1897,519; 1898,399; 1899,448; 1900,455,457,4.58; 1901, 231, 421, 484; 1902, .508; 
1903,115,392; 1905,252, 422; 1906,160,220,237; 1907,2.33,441,551; 1908,596; 1910,352, 
601, 652, 654; 1911, 524, 528, 741, § 1; 1912, 594, 676; 1913, 765; 1914, 766.] 

An Act relative to the capitalization of the new 

YORK, new haven AND HARTFORD IL\ILROAD COMPANY 
AND THE FURTHER SUPERVISION OF SAID COMPANY BY THE 
COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The capital stock of the New York, New Amount of 
Haven and Hartford Railroad Company is hereby au- ^N^ew^vork, 
thorized to be the aggregate amount issued under the au- ^d^H^rtfwd 
thority of any state or states in which said company is Railroad Com- 

'' , ^ , ,. T , . . , . "^ pany validated. 

incorporated and outstanding on June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, but not including the amount owned 



Chap.SSS 



378 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 383. 



Reatrictions. 



Premiums to 
be included in 
computing 
amount, etc. 



Public service 
commission 
may examine 
all books, 
contracts, etc. 



by or held in the treasury of said company on said date. 
Said company is also authorized to issue shares of capital 
stock, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness, 
subject to the provisions of all general laws relative to such 
issues, for the purpose of funding or refunding any or all 
bonds, notes and other evidences of indebtedness issued 
under the authority of any state in which said company is 
incorporated and which were outstanding on jNIay fifteenth, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, and of which said company 
is the maker or which it has assumed in the same manner 
as if such indebtedness had been properly incurred for 
purposes law^ful under the statutes of this commonwealth. 
Nothing herein shall be construed as in any way estopping 
the commonwealth from determining whether and to what 
extent the capital expenditures made or obligations, direct 
or indirect, incurred by said company have been properly 
made and incurred for lawful purposes, in so far as such 
determination may be necessary or proper in fixing the 
basis for the just and reasonable rates, fares and charges of 
said company, or may be pertinent in any other proceeding, 
or as affecting the legal status of any investments by said 
company in the stock, shares, bonds, notes or other evi- 
dences of indebtedness of any other corporation, association 
or person. 

Section 2. All premiums actually paid in cash to said 
company upon any of the shares authorized to be the capital 
stock of said company under the provisions of section one, 
and issued subsequent to July ninth, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-four, so far as said premiums were set up as a separate 
liability upon its balance sheet for June thirtieth, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, shall be included in computing the 
amount of the capital stock of said company under the pro- 
visions of chapter six hundred and twenty of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and eight, as if all of said premiums 
had been paid upon shares of capital stock issuetl under 
the provisions of chapter four hundred and sixty-two of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-four. 

Section 3. The public service commission, either through 
its members or by employees duly authorized by it, may 
examine all books, contracts, records, documents, papers 
and memoranda of, and inspect the property of, any cor- 
poration organized under the laws of this commonwealth 
or of any other state and directly or indirectly controlled 
by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 383. 379 

Company. Said commission may also prescribe the system Commission to 
upon which any corporation so controlled shall keep its System of 
books and accounts, unless a system has already been '*'='^"°*^' ^t"- 
prescribed by otlier public authorities of the United States, 
of this commonwealth, or of anv other state, and anv cor- 
poration so controlled shall furnish any information relative 
to its condition, management and operation which said 
commission may from time to time require. The New Compliance. 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company shall 
cause any such corporation which it directly or indirectly 
controls to comply with any order or direction of said com- 
mission which may be necessary to carry into effect the 
provisions of this section. 

Section 4. In the event of any future issues of capital ^ be^offered"to 
stock of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad certain persons. 
Company which shall be offered to the stockholders for 
subscription under the provisions of section one of chapter 
six hundred and thirty-six of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eight, as amended by chapter three hundred 
and sixty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
nine, the company may, in like manner, offer shares in such 
new issues for subscription to the holders of such of its 
evidences of indebtedness, now outstanding, as, on their 
face, entitled the holders thereof to participate in the right 
to subscribe for such shares. 

Section 5. The New York, New Haven and Hartford JPJumfng to 
Railroad Company shall render an accounting to the public pubuc service 

COUIIUISSIOII. 

service commission of the proceeds derived from the sale of 
any stock, certificates of beneficial interest, bonds, notes 
or other evidences of indebtedness which at any time may 
form a part of its corporate assets and shall not expend such 
proceeds except for purposes for which a railroad corpora- 
tion may lawfully issue stock, bonds, notes or other evi- 
dences of indebtedness payable at periods of more than 
twelve months after the date thereof and only to such an 
extent as said commission, after a public hearing, shall 
approve as reasonably necessary for any such purpose or 
purposes: provided, however, that said company shall not be Proviso. 
required to apply to said commission for approval of the 
expenditure of any such proceeds for purposes for which 
a railroad corporation may, under the provisions of section 
sixteen of chapter seven hundred and eighty-four of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, issue stock 
or securities without the approval of said commission or 



380 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 383. 



Liability of 
officers and 
directors to 
continue. 



Directors of 
certain other 
corporations 
prohibited 
from serving 
on directorate. 



Public service 
commission 
may make 
investigation, 
etc. 



Cost to be 
assessed upon 
company. 



Investigation 
and report as 
to certain 
legislation, etc. 



for the purpose of Hquidatinoj any indebtedness which said 
company is authorized to fund under the provisions of 
section one. 

Section 6. This act shall not be construed to relieve 
any of the present or former officers or directors of the said 
company from any liability for any acts heretofore com- 
mitted. 

Section 7. No person being a director of any other rail- 
road corporation owning or operating a railroad in this 
commonwealth shall at the same time serve as a director of 
the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, 
nor shall said New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road Company purchase any material or supplies from any 
member of its board of directors or from any corporation in 
which a member of its board of directors is a director or 
trustee. 

Section 8. The public service commission is hereby 
authorized and instructed to make such investigation as in 
its judgment the public interest requires of the capital ex- 
penditures and investments of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad Company, and its existing con- 
tingent liabilities, and the validity thereof under the laws 
of this commonwealth and under the laws of any other 
state under which said company is organized; and to report 
its findings, together with any recommendations as to 
legislation or other action by or in behalf of the common- 
wealth, to the general court not later than the first day of 
February, nineteen hundred and sixteen. The commission 
may hold public hearings in connection with such investiga- 
tion. The commission may expend In carrying out the pro- 
visions of this section a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars, to be assessed upon and paid by the New York, 
New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. 

Section 9. The public service commission, the attorney- 
general and the directors of the port of Boston, sitting 
jointly, shall investigate and report to the next general 
court not later than the first Wednesday of January next 
what legislation, If any, is desirable to insure that hereafter 
the total cost of shipments made wholly or in part over the 
Boston and Maine Railroad and the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad, and over the lines now or hereafter 
operated by them or their successors, to and from piers in 
South Boston now or hereafter owned or controlled by 
the commonwealth, shall be as specified In the contract be- 



effect. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 381 

tween the commonwealth, acthig through and by the directors 
of the port of Boston and the New York, New Haven and 
Hartford Railroad Company, the Old Colony Railroad 
Company and the Boston and Maine Railroad, dated July 
first, nineteen hundred and twelve, and approved by the 
governor and council November sixth, nineteen hundred 
and twelve, and also to insure that the total charges for 
freight or transportation upon or for any shipment to or 
from any pier in South Boston passing wholly or in part 
over the lines now or hereafter operated by the Boston and 
Maine Railroad shall not exceed the corresponding rate to 
or from piers in Boston of the Boston and ]\Iaine Railroad 
or those with which it directlv connects. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its ac- Time of taking 
ceptance by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail- 
road Company by vote of its board of directors, and return 
thereof made to the secretary of the commonwealth within 
sixty days after the passage of this act. 

Approved June If., 1915. 

[Accepted, July 13, 1915.) 

An Act in still further addition to the acts making (Jfi^j) 334. 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 
AUTHORIZED DURING THE PRESENT YEAR AND FOR CERTAIN 
OTHER EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise specified, to 
wit : — 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of ^^y '^^I^ ** 

i>i'iT 1 1 im 1 Templeton 

insanity for building a hay barn at the iempleton colony, colony, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and five of the re- 
solves of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of improvements 
insanity tor certain improvements at the Monson state state hospital. 
hospital, as authorized by chapter one hundred and six of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the improvements 
state infirmary for certain improvements at said institution, fnfi^rmary. 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and seven of the 



tiona. 



382 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 



Improve- 
ments, etc., at 
Gardner state 
colony. 



Improvements 
at Wrentham 
state school. 



Improvements 
at Westfield 
state sana- 
torium. 



Summer 
pavilions at 
North Reading 
state sana- 
torium. 



Investigation 
as to conserv- 
ing and equal- 
izing flow of 
waters, etc. 



Investigation 
as to preserving 
scenery along 
the Mohawk 
trail, so-called. 



Report relative 
to establish- 
ment of fish 
hatchery. 



School building 
at Westfield 
state sana- 
torium. 



resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding eighty-six 
thousand seven hundred and forty-one dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board 
of insanity for certain improvements and additions to the 
Gardner state colony, as authorized by chapter one hun- 
dred and eight of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of 
insanity for certain improvements at the \Yrentham state 
school, as authorized by chapter one hundred and nine of 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy- 
five thousand one hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
hospitals for consumptives, for certain improvements at 
the Westfield state sanatorium, as authorized by chapter one 
hundred and ten of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
hospitals for consumptives, for building summer pavilions 
at the North Reading state sanatorium, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and eleven of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor 
and land commissioners, for providing for an investigation 
of the matter of conserving and equalizing the flow of waters 
in the rivers and streams in the commonwealth, as authorized 
by chapter one hundred and thirteen of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state forest 
commission in making an investigation relative to preserving 
the natural scenery along the Mohawk trail, so-called, in 
the counties of Franklin and Berkshire, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and fourteen of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the commissioners 
on fisheries and game, subject to a certain condition relative 
to a report by the state department of health, for the es- 
tablishment of a fish hatchery especially adapted for shad, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and fifteen of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding six thou- 
sand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
h()sy)itals for consumptives for the construction of a school 
building at the Westfield state sanatorium, as authorized 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 383 

by chapter one hundred and seventeen of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand 
seven hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the prison com- Road at prison 
mission in providing for the construction of a road at the hospital. 
prison camp and hospital, as authorized by chapter one 
hundred and eighteen of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of prison improvements 

^ p ^ . . , , , 1 i J • ''•'' ^^'^^^ prison. 

commissioners tor certam improvements at the state prison, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and nineteen of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
hundred dollars. 

For Ella L. Pratt, forty-eight dollars and sixty cents, and andEiirc" 
for Ella C. Leman, fifty-one dollars and one cent, both as Leman. 
authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty of the 
resolves of the present year, to be paid from the Unclaimed 
Savings Banks Deposits Fund. 

For clerical assistance in the office of the clerk of the Clerical assist- 
house of representatives, as authorized by chapter two officVof the 
hundred and seventy-one of the General Acts of the present ripres°entativ^e3.^ 
year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor improvements 
and land commissioners in making certain improvements in In the vfcinity 
the harbor in the vicinity of the Old Corporation wharf in poratfon wharf 
the town of Dennis, subject to a certain condition relative i° Dennis. 
to acceptance by the town of Dennis, as authorized by 
chapter three hundred and fifty-one of the Special Acts of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor improvement 
and land commissioners for the improvement of Wellfleet hai^or.^^*^* 
harbor in the town of Wellfleet, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and twenty-one of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of ^^1?,'^^^^^'"^ 
insanity for providing a dispensary building at the Medfield Medseia state 
state hospital, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
twenty-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of arroxborou^h 
insanity for certain improvements at the Foxborough state ^^^^ hospital 



384 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 



Improvements 
at Grafton 
state hospital. 



Enlarging 
breakwater 
in Tisbury. 



Land for 
school for 
feeble-minded 
in western 
part of the 
common- 
wealth. 



Emergency 
repairs at state 
normal art 
school. 



Improvements 
at Lyman 
Echool for boys. 



Salary of ac- 
countant in the 
office of auditor 
of the com- 
monwealth. 



hospital, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing forty-nine thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of 
insanity for certain improvements at the Grafton state 
hospital, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
nineteen thousand dollars, and the unexpended balance of 
an appropriation made in the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen for service building, etc., at said hospital in the 
sum of forty-six thousand seven hundred thirty-four dollars 
and twenty-nine cents is hereby re-appropriated. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor 
and land commissioners for enlarging the breakwater in 
the town of Tisbury, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and twenty-six of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of 
insanity in the purchase of land and other necessary things 
for a new school for the feeble-minded in the western part 
of the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter one hun- 
dred and twenty-seven of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the tlirection of the board of edu- 
cation for certain emergency repairs at the state normal art 
school, as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty- 
one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
nine hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
Massachusetts training schools for certain improvements 
at the Lyman school for boys, as authorized by chapter one 
hundred and thirty-three of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand seven hundred 
dollars. 

For the salary of an accountant in the ofSce of the auditor 
of the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter two hun- 
dred and seventy-four of the General Acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred and fifty dollars, 
and the auditor is hereby authorized to use the unexpendetl 
balance of the appropriation heretofore made for the salary 
of the second clerk in said department for the salary of a 
bookkeeper, as authorized by said chapter two hundred 
and seventy-four. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 385 



reg- 



For the salary of the assistant register of probate and f^if/tant i _ 
insolvency for the county of Norfolk, as authorized by bate.°itc.!Tn 
chapter two hundred and eighty of the General Acts of the Norfolk county. 
present year, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty- 
five dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount here- 
tofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For expenses of the special commission to be appointed to investigation 
investigate and report as to the advisability of changes in biiityof 

,11 1 J.* J. X a." l_ • X J. 1 changes in laws 

the laws relative to taxation subject to approval as au- relative to 
thorized b}^ chapter one hundred and thirty-four of the *^'"^^'°'^- 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the purchase by the board of commissioners on fish- Purchase of 
cries and game of two parcels of land, subject to approval eries and game 

,1-ji 1, 1.J1 1 J.1 • J. n e commissioners. 

as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty-nve or 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten 
hundred and forty dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the state board of fngln'^er^'^for 
insanity for certain preliminary engineering and other ex- state board of 
penses, subject to approval as authorized by chapter one 
hundred and thirty-eight of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to an unexpended balance of a previous 
appropriation. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor Protection of a 

111 •• e J.^ xx* e j. • certain shore in 

and land commissioners tor the protection ot a certain winthrop. 
shore in the town of Winthrop, subject to a condition as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of gas investigation 

ii,.i.i. .. o . ,•,. j?j_i of operation of 

and electric light commissioners tor investigation ot the London sliding 
operation and efFect of the London Sliding Scale System of fdj'lTstfng^^pdce^ 
adjusting the price of gas, and dividends, as applied to the °^^^^- 
Boston Consolidated Gas Company, subject to the con- 
ditions as authorized by chapter one hundred and forty-one 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars, the same to be assessed by the treasurer 
and receiver general upon the several gas companies in the 
same manner that other expenses of the board of gas and 
electric light commissioners are assessed. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of prison improvements 
commissioners for making certain improvements at the for'^ 



at reformatory 
women. 



386 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 



Improvements 
at Bridgewater 
normal school. 



Improvements 
at Norfolk 
state hospital. 



Improvements 
at industrial 
school for boys. 



Dredging 
anchorage 
basin in 
Lynn harbor. 



Expenses of 
division for 
maintenance of 
university 
extension, etc. 



Registration of 
electricians. 



Improving 
entrance to 
Sesuit harbor 
in Dennis. 



reformatory for women, subject to a condition as authorized 
by chapter one hundred and forty-two of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding twelve thousand five 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of edu- 
cation for certain improvements at the state normal school 
at Bridgewater, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
forty-three of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five thousand one hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
Norfolk state hospital for certain improvements at said 
institution, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
forty-five of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ninety-three thousand five hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
Massachusetts training schools for certain improvements 
at the industrial school for boys, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and forty-six of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding forty thousand two hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor 
and land commissioners, for dredging the anchorage basin in 
Lynn harbor, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
ninety-one of the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars, to be paid from the 
ordinary revenue, and an additional sum of ten thousand 
dollars, to be paid from the INIetropolitan Parks ^Maintenance 
Fund. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of edu- 
cation for expenses of a division for the maintenance of 
university extension and correspondence courses, subject 
to conditions as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
ninety-four of the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the board of commissioners for the regis- 
tration of persons, firms and corporations designing to 
install wires or apparatus for electric light, heat or i)owcr 
purposes, subject to the conditions as authorized by chapter 
two hundred and ninety-six of the General Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor 
and land commissioners for improving the entrance to 
Sesuit harbor in the town of DcMuiis, subject to the con- 
ditions of chapter three hundred and fifty-five of the Special 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 387 

Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the board of harbor improvement 

111 •• pj_i' ^j!T*l_°f Lewis bay 

and land commissioners tor the improvement or Lewis bay in Barnstable 
in the towns of Barnstable and Yarmouth, subject to the ^° ^^'^°^ 
conditions as authorized by chapter three hundred and fifty- 
six of the Special Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For messenger and additional clerical assistance in the Messenger and 
office of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not ex- in office of the 
ceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to commcmw^ealth. 
any amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the maintenance of each of the following five institu- Maintenance of 

• 11 j_i'i i"j_' X certain state 

tions, sums as mentioned, the same to be in addition to any hospitals, etc. 
amounts heretofore appropriated for the purposes : — For 
the Worcester state hospital, five thousand dollars ; Taunton 
state hospital, six thousand dollars; Westboro state hospital, 
five thousand dollars; Medfield state hospital, five thousand 
dollars; Gardner state colony, four thousand dollars. 

For stenographers, clerks and other assistants in the office stenographers, 

(. , 1 ^ ,. • • , T etc., in office of 

oi the fare prevention commissioner, a sum not exceeding fire prevention 
eighteen hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any °°™°i'8sioner. 
amount heretofore appropriated for the purpose, and to be 
assessed upon certain cities and towns in the metropolitan 
district as provided by chapter seven hundred and ninety- 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four- 
teen. 

For rents, travelling and other necessary expenses in the Rents, etc., in 

n-" p ,^ n J • ' • J. office of fire 

omce 01 the tire prevention commissioner, a sum not ex- prevention 
ceeding five thousand eight hundred dollars, the same to be <"5™°^»ssioner. 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for the 
purpose, to be assessed upon certain cities and towns in the 
metropolitan district as provided by chapter seven hundred 
and ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. 

For clerical services in the office of the commissioners on clerical serv- 
fisheries and game, a sum not exceeding one hundred and commis°tonerf 
seventy dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount an/game^^ 
heretofore appropriated for the purpose. 

To be expended under the direction of the sergeant-at- Rentals of 
arms, for expenses and rentals of telephone service in the stateho°use!° 
state house, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, the 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated 
for the purpose. 



388 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 



Payments of 
architects for 
plans, etc. 



Travel, etc., of 
board of parole. 



1915, 246, § 1 
(S), amended. 



Acquisition of 
land by state 
forest com- 
mission. 



Printing town 

boundary 

atlases. 



Conferences of 
school com- 
mittees and 
superin- 
tendents. 



Certain ex- 
ponsesof 
public service 
commission. 



For the paj^ment of architects for plans furnished in ac- 
cordance with the requirements of chapter five hundred and 
twenty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven 
and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto, 
but for which no appropriations have been made, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For travel and incidental expenses of the board of parole, 
a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
the purpose. 

Chapter two hundred and forty-six of the Special Acts of 
the present year is hereby amended in section one by in- 
serting before the word "for" in the first line, the words: — 
The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to be 
paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, to be expended under the direction of the 
state forest commission, — so as to read as follows : — Section 
1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appropriated, to 
be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, to be expended under the direction of 
the state forest commission. For the acquisition of land 
and the maintenance of land purchased, as authorized by 
chapter seven hundred and twenty of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. For expenses of 
the commission, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and fifteen, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the harbor and 
land commissioners, for printing town boundary atlases, a 
sum not exceeding six hundred dollars, the same to be in 
addition to any appropriations heretofore made for the 
purpose. 

The board of education is hereby authorized to pay certain 
expenses incurred on account of conferences held with 
certain school committee members and superintendents of 
schools from the appropriation previously made for expenses 
of teachers' institutes. 

The public service commission is hereby authorized to 
reduce expenses as authorized by appropriations for experts 
by three thousand dollars, and increase the expenses au- 
thorized by the appropriation for contingent expenses by 
three thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1915. — Chap. 384. 389 

For clerical assistance in the office of the state board of Sce^n^*' 
ascriculture, as authorized by chapter two hundred and of state board 

~ n o' agriculture. 

fifty of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars, and the appropriations here- 
tofore made of fourteen hundred dollars for a second clerk 
and sixteen hundred dollars for clerks and lectures are 
hereby made available to be used for this purpose. 

To be expended under the direction of the metropolitan Suppression 
park commission for suppressing the gypsy and brown tail bro^wn toit'' 
moth and for other things necessary in connection with the '^°^^^'^^- 
maintenance of the West Roxbury park, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, and for expenses of 
the apportionment commission on account of expenses of 
the metropolitan park districts, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, both to be paid from the Metropolitan 
Parks iNIaintenance Fund. 

For printing the annual report of the free public library Printing annual 
commission, the sum of forty-two dollars and seventy cents, pXuc ubra^ry 
the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- '=°™™'ssion. 
priated for this purpose. 

For expenses of renting quarters for pupils of the state Expenses of 
normal school at Framingham, a sum not exceeding three fo^puliT^at^" 
hundred dollars, the same to be paid from the surplus in normiflch^i 
the State Normal School at Framingham Boarding Hall 
Fund. 

To be expended under the direction of the public service Expenses 
commission, for expenses relative to the capitalization of ^pftX^ion 
the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, ^r^^^^ ^l^ 
as authorized by chapter three hundred and eighty-three of §a^tiord°Raii- 
the Special Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding road Company. 
ten thousand dollars, the same to be assessed by the treas- 
urer and receiver general upon the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford Railroad Company. 

Section 2. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 4, 1915. 



RESOLVES 



1915 



EESOLVES. 



Resolve to confirm certain acts of james o, otis as Chap. 1 
A justice of the peace. 

Resolved, That the acts of James O. Otis as a justice of ^ otisi^™^^ 
the peace, between the sixth day of February and the sixth Justice of the 

r> XT • 111 1 i" peace con- 

day of November, nnieteen hundred and lourteen, are firmed. 

hereby confirmed and made vahd to the same extent as if 

during that time he had been quahfied to discharge the 

duties of the said oflfice. Approved February 8, 1915. 

Resolve to provide for the employment of certain nhnjj o 

NEEDY persons. 

Resolved, That the state forester be directed to provide Employment 
employment for needy persons deemed by him to be worthy ^r'so'^l" ""^^^ 
thereof, preference being given to residents of the common- 
wealth and to persons who have others dependent upon 
them for support. The moneys authorized to be spent 
under the provisions of this resolve shall be spent upon the 
improvement and protection of forests and in any other 
public work which may in the opinion of the state forester 
be proper. There shall be allowed and paid out of the 
treasury of the commonwealth for this purpose the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars, together with any unexpended 
balances of the amounts appropriated to be used under the 
provisions of chapter seven hundred and fifty-nine of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and chapter 
five hundred and ninety-six of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen. For the purpose of carrying out the 
provisions of this resolve, the state forester may appoint 
his duly accredited agents as special police officers to serve 
for such period as may be determined by him and subject 
to removal by him. Such officers shall serve without pay, 
except their regular compensation as agents or employees 
of the state forester, and shall receive no fees for services or 
return of criminal process. They shall have, throughout 



394 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 3, 4, 5. 

the commonwealth, the powers of constables and police 
officers to arrest and detain any person violating the law of 
the commonwealth, but they shall not have power to serve 
any process in civil cases. The civil service laws and the 
rules and regulations made thereunder shall not apply to 
this resolve or to any action taken hereunder. 

AjJj^roved February 9, 1915. 

Chap. 3 Resolve confirming the acts of francis s. beckford as 

A JUSTICE of the PEACE. 

s.'^BeckfOTcfaf Resolved, That the acts of Francis S. Beckford as a justice 
justice of the of the pcacc, between the twent\'-eis:hth dav of August and 

peace con- '^ n r ^ .'i "^ • 

firmed. thc eleventh day of ISovember, m the year nineteen hundred 

and fourteen, be hereby confirmed and made valid to the 
same extent as if during that time he had been qualified to 
discharge the duties of the said office. 

Approved February 9, 1915. 

Chap. 4 Resolve extending the time of the commission ap- 
pointed to report uniform methods and procedure 
for taking land for public purposes. 

m!lkin?^report Besolvcd, That the existence of the commission appointed 
extended. under authority of chapter one hundred of the resolves of 

the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, and the time 
within which it was ordered to report a bill or bills em- 
bodying as nearly as possible uniform methods and pro- 
cedure by which land may be taken for public purposes, 
are herebv extended to the tenth dav of February, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen. Approved February 11, 1915. 

Chap. 5 Resolve authorizing the governor and council to 

ORDER the treasurer AND RECEIVER GENERAL TO ISSUE 
TO THE TRUSTEES UNDER THE WILL OF EDWARD WELLS A 
DUPLICATE INTEREST-BEARING BOND OF THE COMMON- 
WE.\LTH. 

Issuing of Resolved, That, if it shall appear bv clear and unequivocal 

CGrtfiin Donci to j. ^ * x 

trustees under proof to the govemor and council, after hearing upon a 
Edward Wells, petition preseutod by the trustees under the will of Edward 
Wells, late of Burlington in the state of Vermont, that said 
trustees are the rightful oAmers of a certain water loan bond 
of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, numbered three 
thousand two hundred and fourteen of a par value of two 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 6, 7. 395 

hundred and fifty thousand dollars, due in the year nineteen 
hundred and forty-two and bearing interest at the rate of 
three and one half per cent per annum, and that said bond 
has been lost or destroyed without bad faith on the part of 
said owners, that it had been duly registered on the books 
of the treasurer and receiver general, and that it was un- 
endorsed by the owTiers or rightful holder thereof at the 
time of its loss or destruction, the governor and council may 
in their discretion order that said trustees shall give to the 
treasurer and receiver general a bond in such amount and 
with such sureties as the governor and council may de- 
termine to be reasonably necessary under the circum- 
stances; conditioned to indemnify and save harmless the 
commonwealth from any claim on account of said lost or 
destroyed bond. Upon the issuance of any such order by 
the governor and council and upon the receipt from said 
trustees of their bond of indemnity in such amount and with 
such sureties as the governor and council may prescribe, 
conditioned to indemnify and save harmless the common- 
w^ealth from any claim on account of said lost or destroyed 
bond, the treasurer and receiver general is hereby authorized 
and directed to issue to the trustees under the will of Edward 
Wells a registered duplicate bond payable at the same 
time, bearing the same rate of interest and for the same 
amount as the bond lost or destroyed, and so marked as to 
show the number and date of the original bond. 

Apiiroved February 15, 1915. 

Resolve confirming certain acts of john c. l. clark (JJi^p^ Q 

AS A justice of THE PEACE. 

Resolved, That the acts of John C. L. Clark as a justice of ^%°y°^^^ 
the peace, between the first dav of October and the sixteenth justice of the 

. '. 1111P peace con- 

day of December, in the year nmeteen hundred and lourteen, firmed. 

are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent as 

if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the 

duties of the said office. Apiwoved February 15, 1915. 

Resolve relative to the report of the state depart- (Jjidp^ 7 

MENT OF HEALTH AND THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF THE 
CITY OF LYNN UPON A PLAN FOR THE DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE 
IN THE CITY OF LYNN. 

Resolved, That the time within w^hich the state depart- Time for 
ment of health and the municipal council of the city of Lynn Stendld.^^"'^' 



396 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 8, 9, 10. 



shall present to the general court the reports required by 
chapter sixty-three of the resolves of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fourteen, relative to the disposal of sewage in the 
city of Lynn, is hereby extended to the first Wednesday of 
January in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. The 
municipal council of Lynn is hereby authorized to appro- 
priate an additional sum of money, not exceeding two 
thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the 
said joint board, in case, in the opinion of the board, an 
additional sum of money is necessary for the completion of 
the work required by said chapter sixty-three. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 



Chap. 8 Resolve confirming the acts of ludwig johnson as a 

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. 



Acts of Ludwig 
Johnson as a 
justice of the 
peace con- 
firmed. 



Resolved, That the acts of Ludwig Johnson as a justice of 
the peace, between the twenty-ninth day of May and the 
nineteenth day of August, in the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same 
exi;ent as if during that time he had been qualified to dis- 
charge the duties of the said office. 

Approved February 15, 1915. 



Chap. 9 Resolve confirming the acts of harry f. phillips as a 

NOTARY PUBLIC. 



Acts of Harry 
F. Phillips as 
notary public 
confirmed. 



Resolved, That the acts of Harry F. Phillips of Boston, 
as a notary public, between the tenth day of October in the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen and the twenty-ninth 
day of December, in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent 
as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the 
duties of the said office. Approved February 16, 1915. 



Chap. 10 Resolve to provide for additional copies of the re- 
port OF the board of education relative to a state 
university. 



Additional 
copies of report 
to be printed. 



Resolved, That there shall be printed at the expense of the 
commonwealth two thousand additional copies of the re- 
port made under chapter one hundred and five of the resolves 
of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, of the board of 
education as to the establishment of a state university, of 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 11, 12, 13. 397 

which one thousand copies shall be distributed by the board 
of education and the remaining one thousand by the clerks 
of the senate and the house of representatives. 

Approved February 17, 1915. 



Resolve extending the time for the report of the Chap. 11 

BOARD created FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING THE 
PORT OF FALL RIVER. 

Resolved, That the time within which the board created mlkfng'^report 
for the purpose of developing the port of the city of Fall extended. 
River is required, under the provisions of chapter seven 
hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, to report to the general court is hereby 
extended until the fifteenth day of February in the current 
year, and that said board is hereby authorized to continue 
its work until said date. Approved February 17, 1915. 



Resolve relative to expenditures by heads of de- fhn^ lo 

PARTMENTS AND OTHER OFFICIALS OF THE COMMON- ^ 

WEALTH. 

Resolved, That the heads of departments and other officials Expenditures 
having supervision or charge of expenditures in behalf of depanments, 
the commonwealth for which no appropriations have been ^^°- 
made are hereby authorized to continue the said depart- 
ments and expenditures until appropriations are made 
therefor, or until the pleasure of the present general court in 
respect thereto is otherwise made known. 

Approved February 22, 1915. 



Resolve extending the time for the report of the (7/^^r). 13 

BOARD OF EDUCATION ON THE COMPILATION OF THE LAWS 
RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION. 

Resolved, That the time within which the board of edu- Time for 
cation is required, under the provisions of chapter forty-six Stendld^^"'^* 
of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
to prepare a compilation of the statutes relating to public 
education and report to the general court, is hereby extended 
until February twenty-seventh of the current year. 

Approved February 2^, 1915. 



398 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 14, 15, 16. 



Chap. 14 Resolve authorizing the printing of additional copies 
OF the report of the special commission appointed 
to consider and recommend changes in the laws 
relative to mortgages, liens and tax titles. 

^Dpfls'oFrlport Resohed, That five hundred copies of the report of the 
to be printed, gpeclal commission appointed, under chapter one hundred 
and twenty-one of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, to consider and recommend changes in the law 
relative to mortgages, liens and tax titles, be printed, in 
addition to those copies already ordered by the general 
court, and that the same be delivered to the said com- 
mission for distribution and ])e paid for from the unexpended 
balance of the appropriation for said commission. 

Approved February 24, 1015. 

Chap. 15 Resolve relative to a computation of the labor laws. 

Compilation Resolved, That the commissioner of labor is hereby re- 

ef labor laws. ' . •! • (• i i j? i 

lieved from making a compilation oi the laws or the common- 
wealth relative to labor and from recommending amend- 
ments thereto, as directed by chapter thirty-six of the 
resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, it appear- 
ing that the director of the bureau of statistics has made 
such a compilation, which is now in the hands of the printer, 
and that the state board of labor and industries has recom- 
mended such changes in the labor laws as meet the approval 
of the said commissioner. Approved March 2, 1915. 

Chap. IG Resolve to provide compensation for cattle killed 
and property destroyed during the epidemic of the 
foot and mouth disease. 

EnittYe kiUed Resohed, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury 
etc. ' of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 

exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended under the direction of the commissioner of animal 
industry for the payment of claims for cattle killed and 
property destroyed during the present epidemic of the foot 
Provisos. and mouth disease: pronded, that in cases where an appraisal 

has already been made by the state department of animal 
industry or by the federal department of agriculture, and 
assented to by the o\Mier, the payment shall be limited 
to fifty per cent of the appraised value; and that in all other 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 17, 18, 19. 399 

cases the payment shall be limited to fifty per cent of the 
health value of the cattle, to be determined by the com- 
missioner of animal industry, subject, both as regards cattle 
and other property, to the rights of arbitration and petition 
in the same manner as provided by section twenty-six of 
chapter ninety of the Revised Laws, relative to the de- 
struction of animals afflicted with tuberculosis, so far as 
applicable; and provided, further, that in no case shall the 
percentage of value to be paid by the provisions of this act, 
added to the amount allowed by the government of the 
United States, exceed the value as hereinbefore determined. 

Ayyroved March 9, 1915. 

Resolve to provide for an investigation and a report QJiQ^rt 17 

BY THE MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMISSION RELATIVE 
to lights ON MOTOR VEHICLES. 

Resolved, That the Massachusetts highway commission is investigation 
hereby directed to investigate the necessity and desirability motor vehic^e'l, 
of regulating the use and character of lights on motor vehicles, ^*°- 
and to report the result of its investigation to the next 
general court on or before the second Wednesday of January, 
accompanying its report with such recommendations for 
legislation, if any, as it may deem advisable. 

Approved March 9, 1915. 

Resolve to provide for reimbursing the city of Qhnrf i q 

NORTHMIPTON FOR THE SUPPORT OF SMITH's AGRICULTURAL 
SCHOOL AND NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIES. 

Resolved, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be allowed city of North- 

1 • 1 PI PI IIP ampton, reim- 

and paid out or the treasury oi the commonwealth from bursed for cer- 
the ordinary revenue, to the city of Northampton for the 
maintenance and support of Smith's agricultural school and 
Northampton school of industries, in accordance with the 
provisions of chapter five hundred and five of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and six. 

Approved March 10, 1915. 

Resolve providing for the continuation of an investi- (Jhnr) 19 

GATION of the FISHERIES OF BUZZARD's BAY. 

Resolved, That the board of commissioners on fisheries and Continuation 
game is hereby directed to continue its investigation of the of fisheries of 
fish and fisheries of Buzzard's bay, as provided by chapter ^'^^'^ ^ ^^' 
one hundred and four of the resolves of the year nineteen 



400 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 20, 21. 

S''ki*ves"uS?oii hundred and thirteen, with particular reference to the 
Buzzard-rbiy Quantities and spawning of edible and non-edible fish fre- 
quenting the bay. 

For the said purposes the commissioners may establish, 
operate and maintain fish traps or pounds, and may au- 
thorize others, under their direction, to establish, operate 
and maintain fish traps and pounds; and may set, operate 
and maintain movable or stationary apparatus and boats 
for taking fish, and may take such other action as may be 
deemed by them proper for carrying out the purposes of 
this resolve. The proceeds of the sale of any fish taken 
under this resolve shall be used in such manner as, in the 
discretion of said commissioners, will facilitate their investi- 
gation. 

The commissioners shall report to the general court on 
or before the second Wednesday of January, in the year 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, the result of the investigation, 
with such recommendations as in their opinion may tend to 
perpetuate and increase the annual yield of useful fish in 
Buzzard's bay and its tributaries. 

Approved March 11, 1915. 

Chap. 20 Resolve establishing the pilgrim tercentenary com- 
mission. 

Ter^Jintenary Resolced, That a commission of seven persons, to be known 
Commission, j^g ^\^q Pilgrim Tercentenary Commission, shall be appointed 
by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
to devise a plan for the celebration by the commonwealth of 
the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the pilgrims 
at Plymouth. The commission shall submit its plan for 
the celebration of the said anniversary to the general court 
on or before February first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
whereupon the powers and duties of the commission shall 
cease. The members shall serve without compensation and 
without any expense to the commonwealth. 

Approved March 12, 1915. 

Chap. 21 Resolve to provide for in^^estigating the advisability 
OF taking boston rock and other property near the 

MIDDLESEX FELLS RESERVATION FOR PARK PURPOSES. 

isirtLlTin"" Resolved, That the motropolitaTi park commission be 

Boston Rock in (hrected to iiivcstiiiute anil rci)ort upon the desirability and 
purposes. the cost of taking Boston Rock, so-called, in the city of ]\Iel- 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 401 

rose, and other property near the Middlesex Fells reservation 
as a part of the metropolitan park system, and report to the 
general court on or before the second Wednesday in January, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. Ajjproved March 12, 1915. 

Resolve providing for printing the general laws re- (JJku) 22 

LATING to towns, AS COMPILED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE 

commonwealth. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury Printing general 
of the commonwealth, to be expended under the direction to'towns.*"'^ 
of the secretary of the commonwealth, a sum not exceeding 
fifteen hundred dollars, for printing the general laws relating 
to towns as compiled under authority of chapter eighty- 
six of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Ai^proved March IS, 1915. 

Resolve to authorize the expenditure of an addi- QJiq^j) 23 

TIONAL SUM BY THE STATE FORESTER IN THE EMPLOYMENT 
OF CERTAIN NEEDY PERSONS. 

Resolved, That the sum of fifty thousand dollars is hereby Employment 
authorized to be paid out of the treasury of the common- plrsMs!" ^^^^ 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended by the 
state forester in the employment of needy persons under the 
provisions of chapter two of the resolves of the current year; 
this sum to be in addition to the amounts authorized by the 
said chapter. Approved March 19, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an investigation by the state Oiar} 24 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE TRUSTEES OF HOSPITALS 
FOR CONSUMPTIVES RELATIVE TO REIMBURSING CITIES AND 
TOWNS FOR HOSPITAL CARE OF TUBERCULOUS PATIENTS. 

Resolved, That the state department of health and the investigation 
trustees of hospitals for consumptives are hereby authorized fng^citfe^anT" 
and directed to investigate the subject of reimbursing cities oHubi^cuiol^ 
and towns for money expended by them in the care at patients. 
hospitals of persons suffering from tuberculosis, and especially 
the subject-matter contained in senate document number 
one hundred and two of the current year, and to report the 
result of their investigation to the general court on or before 
the second Wednesday of January next, together with any 
recommendations for legislation which said department 
and trustees may deem expedient. 

Approved March 23, 1915. 



402 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 25, 26, 27. 



Chap. 25 Resolve authorizing the director of the bureau of 

STATISTICS to FURNISH TO THE DEPARTMENT OF MASSA- 
CHUSETTS, GIL\ND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, A LIST OF 
PERSONS WHO SERVED IN THE CIVIL WAR. 

of"perlon"%-ho Resolved, That the director of the bureau of statistics is 
served in civil hereby authorized and directed to transmit to the Depart- 
ment of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the RepubHc, three 
hundred copies of an alphabetical list, by cities and towns, of 
those persons recorded by the bureau in the decennial 
census of nineteen hundred and fifteen as having ser\-ed in 
the army, navy or marine corps of the United States during 
the civil war. Any expenses incurred under the provisions 
of this resolve shall be paid out of the appropriation for 
taking the decennial census. Approved March 2^, 1915. 

Chap. 26 Resolve relative to continuing work on the card 

CATALOGUE OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 

wCrk'on'rard Resolved, Tluit thcrc be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
sfati°i!brary ^^.V ^^ ^^ commouwealth, to be expended by the trustees of 
the state library, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars 
for the purpose of continuing work on the card catalogue for 
public use, the making of which was authorized by chapter 
fifty-six of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. Approved March 25, 1.915. 

Chap. 27 Resolve providing for an investigation by the board 

OF GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO 
CERTAIN APPLIANCES FOR SHUTTING OFF GAS IN CASE OF 
FIRE. 

Jrto'cm^n" Resolved, That the board of gas and electric light com- 
appiiances for missioncrs shall investigate and report to the general court 

slnitting off gas i tit i i p t 

in case of fire, not uitcr than the second Wednesday ot January next, 
whether or not in its opinion there are in the market practi- 
cable safety gas cocks, valves or other appliances, by means 
of which the supply of gas to a building can be shut off 
automatically or manually outside of the building in case of 
fire or other emergency, the approximate or probable cost 
of installing and maintaining such appliances, and the con- 
clusions of the board as to the feasibility iind desirability of 
requiring by general law the use of such aj^pliances. 

Approved March 25, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 28, 29, 30, 31. 403 



Resolve in favor of william whitley. Chap. 28 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- wniiam 
ury of the commonwealth, from the Soldiers' Gratuity Loan '* ^^' 
Fund, the sum of one hundred and twenty-five dollars to 
William Whitley of Newburyport, a veteran of the civil war, 
who served in company G, first regiment, United States 
infantry, and who never received a bounty for said service. 
The said sum shall be paid only to the beneficiary named 
herein or to his executor or administrator. 

A-p'prorjed March 25, 1015. 

Resolve providing for a report by the secretary of Chap. 29 

THE commonwealth AND THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL 
RELATIVE TO ABSENTEE VOTING IN THE ELECTIONS OF 
THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Resolved, That the secretary of the commonwealth and the Report as to 
attorney-general shall consider the feasibility and desirability ^ ^'"^^^^ voting, 
of legislation to permit, under suitable safeguards and re- 
strictions, absentee voting in the elections of the common- 
wealth. They shall submit to the general court, not later 
than the second Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, the draft of a proposed bill or, if they deem it 
necessary, of a constitutional amendment, permitting such 
absentee voting. Ay'promd March 29, 1915. 

Resolve to authorize cities and towns to dispose of ^^^^ 3Q 

THE printed public DOCUMENT SERIES. 

Resolved, That cities and towns are hereby authorized to cities and 
make, from time to time, such disposition of the printed airposeTf^ 
public document series as they deem advisable, subject to documents. 
the approval of the commissioner of public records. 

Approved March 29, 1915. 

Resolve in favor of the Massachusetts charitable eye njiar) 31 

AND EAR infirmary. ^' 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Massachusetts 
ury of the commonwealth, to the Massachusetts Charitable andE^r^in?^^ 
Eye and Ear Infirmary, the sum of forty-five thousand firmary. 
dollars, to be expended under the direction of the managers 
thereof for the charitable purposes of the infirmary during 
the current year. Approved March 30, 1915. 



404 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 32, 33, 34. 



Chap. 32 Resolve providing for reimbursing the town of stur- 

BRIDGE FOR MONEY EXPENDED IN THE TRANSPORTATION OF 
CERTAIN PUPILS. 



Town of 
Sturbridge 
reimbursed 
for certain 
expenses. 



Resolved, That the board of education is hereby authorized 
to reimburse the town of Sturbridge the sum of four hundred 
eighty-four dollars and twenty cents, for money expended by 
the town of Sturbridge for the transportation of pupils to 
the Hitchcock Free Academy, Brimfield, Massachusetts, for 
the school year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. Ayyromd March 30, 1915. 



Chap. 33 Resolve in favor of the trustees of the soldiers' 

HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS. 



Trustees of 
Soldiers' Home 
in Massachu- 
setts. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to the trustees of the Soldiers' 
Home in Massachusetts the sum of one hundred and five 
thousand dollars, to be paid for maintenance in equal 
quarterly instalments, beginning on the jfirst day of February 
in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, and forty-two 
hundred and fifty dollars for permanent improvements. 

Approved April 2, 1015. 



Investigation 
as to adminis- 
tration of 
juvenile law, 
so-called. 



Chap. 34 Resolve providing for an investigation by the com- 
mission ON probation relative to the juvenile law, 
so-called. 

Resolved, That the commission on probation is hereby 
directed to inquire into the administration of the juvenile 
law, so-called, under the provisions of chapter four hundred 
and thirteen of the acts of the vear nineteen hundred and 
six and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto; 
to investigate the effect of said law and the necessity for 
any further amendment thereof, having special reference to 
the co-operation of parents, with a view to an increase in 
the efficacy of said law for the protection of society and 
the welfare of such juveniles as may come under the juris- 
diction of said court. The commission sliall rei)ort the 
result of its investigation, together with such recommenda- 
tions for legislation, if any, as the commission may deem 
necessary, to the next general court, on or before the second 
Wednesday in January. Approved April 3, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 35, 36, 37, 38. 405 



Resolve providing for an investigation by the public Chap. 35 

SERVICE commission AS TO THE REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE 
OF HIGHWAYS AM) BRIDGES BY STREET RAILWAY COM- 
PANIES. 

Resolved, That the subject-matter contained in Senate investigation 
Document No. 247 and House Documents Nos. 1175 and 1316 M^hwlys^tL 
of the present year be hereby referred to the pu])hc service ^ay^companies. 
commission, which shall make a study of the existing statutes 
relative to the repair and maintenance of public ways and 
places in which street railways are located, and report to 
the next general court on or before the second Wednesday 
in January its conclusions with reference to the need of any 
changes in said statutes, with drafts of bills embodying 
any recommendations which it may make. 

Ap2)roved April 3, 1915. 

Resolve confirming the acts of alfred p. cate of Qfiap, 36 

FITCHBURG AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE. 

Resolved, That the acts of Alfred P. Cate of Fitchburg, as Acts of Alfred 
a justice of the peace, between the twelfth day of October tice"o/ the pea^ 
in the year nineteen hundred and twelve and the sixteenth consumed. 
day of February, in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
are hereby confirmed and made valid to the same extent 
as if during that time he had been qualified to discharge the 
duties of the said office. Approved April 3, 1915. 

Resolve in favor of edward k. tolman. Chav 37 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Edward k. 
ury of the commonv,'ealth to Edward K. Tolman, the sum '^°^™^"- 
of one hundred and fifty dollars, being the amoimt due him 
for three ballot boxes furnished for the election department 
of the secretary of the commonwealth in the years eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine and nineteen hundred and one. 

Approved April 5, 1915. 

Resolve in favor of the new Bedford textile school, rhnt) S8 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- New Bedford 
ury of the commonwealth to the trustees of the New Bedford ^^"^''^ school. 
textile school the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars, to 
be applied to the maintenance and operation of the said 



406 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 39, 40. 



school from July first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, to 
July first, nineteen hundred and sixteen, in accordance with 
the provisions of chapter four hundred and forty-five of the 
Proviso. acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve: provided, 

that no part of this sum shall be paid until satisfactory 
evidence has been furnished to the auditor of the common- 
wealth that an additional sum of ten thousand dollars has 
been paid to the said trustees by the city of New Bedford, 
or has been received by them from other sources. The city 
of New Bedford is herebv authorized to raise bv taxation and 
pay to said trustees such sum of money, not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars, as may be necessary, together with 
that received from other sources, to secure the amount 
provided for by this resolve. Aj^proved April 5, 1915. 

Chap. 39 Resolve providing for additional copies of the re- 
port OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON THE SUPPORT OF 
PUBLIC SCHOOLS. 

TOpil^'Xreport Resolved, That there shall be printed at the expense of 
to be printed, ^hc commonwcaltli two thousand additional copies of the 
report of the board of education, issued in accordance with 
chapter one hundred and thirty-nine of the resolves of the 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, relative to the support 
of public schools, of which one thousand shall be distributed 
by the board of education and the remaining one thousand 
by the secretary of the commonwealth. 

Approved April 5, 1915. 



Chap. 



40 Resolve providing for investigation and assistance 

BY the MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND WITH 
RESPECT TO PERSONS WITH DEFECTIVE EYESIGHT. 



Investigation 
as to persons 
with defective 
eyesight. 



Resolved, That there shall be allowed and paid out of the 
treasury of the commonwealth the sum of fifteen hundred 
dollars, to be expended by the INIassachu setts commission 
for the blind for salaries and expenses of special investigation 
and other work for persons whose eyesight is seriously de- 
fective or who are liable to become visually handicapped or 
blind; this work to include advice and co-operation as to 
suital)le education for children of school age, vocational 
guidance and industrial aid in individual cases of adults 
and minors above school age, and study of similar work 
done in other states and countries. 

Approved April 5, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 41, 42, 43. 407 



Resolve to provide for an investigation by the state Chap. 41 
FOREST co:mmission rel-\tive to a state park or 

FORESTRY RESERVATION AT MOUNT GRACE IN THE TOWN 
OF WARWICK. 

Resolved, That tlie state forest commission Is hereby investigation 

d.i. • .. . .1 1'1'i'i p j11*i" as to establish- 

irected to mvestigate the advisabihty oi estabhshmg a ing a state park 

state park or forestry reserve at ]\Iount Grace in the town fa wamick.'^'*'^'^ 
of Warwick, and also to investigate such other matters in 
connection therewith as it may deem important, and to 
report to the next general court, on or before the second 
Tuesday of January, the results of its investigation, with 
such recommendations as the commission may deem ex- 
pedient. A'pproved April 5, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an investigation by the public QJku) 42 
service commission as to the expediency of legis- 

LATION REL-VTR'E TO EXTENSION TELEPHONES AND TO 
TELEPHONE CHARGES. 

Resolved, That the public service commission is hereby investigation 
directed to investigate the expediency of enacting legislation telephones and 
relative to extension telephones and to telephone charges in ^arges.^*^"^ 
certain cases, substantially as set forth in senate document 
number eighty-eight of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen. The commission shall report the result of its 
investigation to the general court as soon as is practicable. 

Approved April 6, 1915. 

Resolve in favor of the widow and minor children of QJku) 43 

james a. cully. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Katherine l. 
ury of the commonwealth an annuity of five hundred dollars, Sinlken'!'^ 
for the term of five years, to Katherine L. Cully of Boston, 
widow of James A. Cully, and to his minor children. Said 
James A. Cully died on the thirteenth day of July, nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, from an injury received while in 
the service of the commonwealth as a member of the j\Iassa- 
chusetts volunteer militit^. Said annuity shall be paid in 
equal quarterly instalments, beginning on the first day of 
April, nineteen hundred and fifteen, but In case said widow 
remarries, or in case of her death during the said term of 
years, the annuity shall be paid to the guardian of the 



408 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 44, 45, 46. 

minor children of said James A. Cully for the remainder of 
said term. This annuity shall be in full compensation for 
the services and injuries of the said James A. Cully. 

Approved April 7, 1915. 

Chap. 44 Resolve in favor of the pittsfield anglers' club. 

Angw'^ciub Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding two hundred 
and fifty-nine dollars to be expended by the board of com- 
missioners on fisheries and game for the reimbursement of 
the Pittsfield Anglers' Club for money expended by the 
said club during the summer of nineteen hundred and four- 
teen in the construction and maintenance of a screen in 
Onota lake in the city of Pittsfield for the preservation of the 
salmon in said lake. Approved April 12, 1915. 

Chap. 45 Resolve in favor of john e. abbott. 

Abb°ou.' Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 

ury of the commonwealth to John E. Abbott, clerk of the 
senate committee on rules since the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-five, an annuity of tv\'elve hundred dollars during 
bis life, payable in equal monthly instalments. In case of 
his retirement as such clerk during a session of the general 
court, said annuity shall be so allowed and paid from the 
date of retirement, and in case he should not be appointed 
as such clerk in any year, the annuity shall be so allowed 
. and paid from the first day of January in that year. 

Approved April 1.2, 1915. 

Chap. 46 Resolve providing for an investigation by the board 
of gas and electric light commissioners relative to 
the inspection and testing of gas meters. 

L"'tohSiction Resolved, That the board of gas and electric light com- 
mas' metenf°^ missioners is hereby directed to investigate the subject- 
matter of the bill printed as House Document No. 1144 of 
the present year in regard to the inspection and testing 
of gas meters, and as to the necessity or desirability of 
legislation substantially in conformity with said bill, or as 
to any other legislation in regard to gas meters. The board 
shall report the result of its investigation, with drafts of any 
legislation recommended by it, to the next general court, on 
or before the second Wednesday in January. 

Approved April 19, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 47. 409 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of (Jfidp^ 4.'j 

BARNSTABLE. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated BamsubiT' 
for the expenses of the county of Barnstable, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law% a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand five hundred dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding three thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand one 
hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 
the insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand five hundred dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 



410 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 48. 

current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
sixty thousand dollars, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved April 21, 1915. 



Chap. 48 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

BERKSHIRE. 

BerTsWre*''' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appro- 

priated for the expenses of the county of Berkshire, for the 
year nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance In county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding six thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses In the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 
the insane, a sum not exceeding three thousand five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies In county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand five hmidred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 49. 411 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current Bgjjf/jfi^g''''' 
year, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For the care and maintenance of the Greylock state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For the care and maintenance of the Mount Everett state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
one hundred eighty-seven thousand sixty-three dollars and 
seventy-five cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, for the 
above purposes. Ajyproved Ayril 21, 1015. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of (Jjiap, 49 

BRISTOL. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appro- county tax, 
priated for the expenses of the county of Bristol, for the year ^"*^°^- 
nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding forty- 
one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding sixty- 
two thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding fifty-two thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars. 



412 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 50. 

BriiroT*^^' ^^^ repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 

a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highv.-ays, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For agricultural school, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to lew as the countv tax of said countv for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
tliree hundred and sixtv-seven thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 



Chap. 50 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

DUKES county. 

Couivty tax, Resolvcd, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Dukes County, for the 
year nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding three 
hundred and twenty-fi\'e dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding two thousand two hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 51. 413 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- county tax, 

]• n 1 1 1 1 n Dukes County. 

ceednig ii\'e hundred dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding eight hundred and twenty-five 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding fifty dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of 
the insane, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
two hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 
ings, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding two thousand two hundred 
and twenty-five dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding sixty-five dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred and seventy dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
eleven thousand dollars, to be expended, together with the 
cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved April 21, 1915. 

Resolve granting a county tax fou the county of QJiap, 51 

ESSEX. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated ^°^^_^ ^^'^' 
for the expenses of the county of Essex, for the year nineteen 
hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and twenty-six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-six thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars. 



414 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 51. 

E°"ex!^ ^^^' ^^^ salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 

of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-two thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding nine thousauvd 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a siun not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
five thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding tliirty-four 
thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding five hundred two dollars and 
sixty cents. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding two thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of the independent agricultural 
school, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner proN'idcd by law, the sum of 
seven hundred and three thousand dollars, to be expentled, 
together with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from 
other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 52. 415 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of nhnj. 50 

HAMPDEN, ^' 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated Hampden."' 
for the expenses of the county of Hampden, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty-five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding eight hundred 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
six thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding three thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding eight thousand 
five hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three thousand five 
hundred dollars. 



416 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 53. 

u'^p^en^' For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 

year, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred forty- 
one dollars and twenty-six cents. 

For the care and maintenance of the ]\Iount Tom state 
reservation, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For leasing land for labor of prisoners, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For Hampden County Improvement League, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
two hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 

Chap. 53 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

HAMPSHIRE. 

Hampshire.' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Hampshire, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding four 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding five 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding thirteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixteen thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
coiu*ts, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding five hundred and fifty 
dollars. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 54. 417 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the County tax. 
insane, a sum not exceeding two thousand two hundred ^^'^p^'*""®- 
dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding 
fourteen thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For highways, bridges and land damages, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars. 

For IMount Tom reservation, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars. 

For The Hampshire County Farm Improvement Bureau 
Inc., a sum not exceeding tvv'o thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
one hundred two thousand two hundred fourteen dollars and 
eighty-two cents, to be expended, together with the cash 
balance on hand and the receipt from other sources, for the 
above purposes. Ayyroved April 21, 1915. 

Resolve granting a county tax for the county of (Jjidj) 54 

MIDDLESEX. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated Middiiex."' 
for the expenses of the county of Middlesex, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
three thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding forty- 
eight thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by 
law, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand dollars. 



418 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 54. 

Middksex."' For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceeding 

one hundred thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding sixtv thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding ninety-five thousand dollars. 

For trial justices, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
sixteen thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing ajid impro\'ing county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding forty-five thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding seven thousand 
dollars. 

For training schools, a sum not exceeding thirty-five 
thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding six thousand five hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said comity are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
eight hundred twenty-seven thousand seven hundred seven 
dollars and thirty-six cents, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved April 21, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 55. 419 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of QJidrt 55 

NORFOLK. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated NorMk.**"' 
for the expenses of the county of Norfolk, for the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding twelve 
thousand five hundred dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
two thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding forty thousand five hundred dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nineteen thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a siun not exceeding twenty-four thousand five 
hundred dollars. , 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
two thousand five hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and 
land damages, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For farm bureau, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 



420 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 56. 

Norfo'ik.'^''' For miscellaneous and contingent ex]3enses of the current 

year, a sum not exceeding two thousand seven hundred eighty 
dollars and fifty-two cents. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of two 
hundred and sixty thousand dollars, to be expended, together 
with the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other 
sources, for the above purposes. 

Api)roved April 21, 1015. 

Chap. 56 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

PLYMOUTH. 

Plymouth.''' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Plymouth, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen: — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars. 

For reduction of county debt, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand three hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not ex- 
ceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand five himdred 
dollars. 

For transportation exjoenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding five thousand eight hundred 
dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and inipro\'ing county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding three thousand five huudreil dollars. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 57. 421 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other County tax, 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, ^"'"^ 
a sum not exceeding five thousand five hundred dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding two thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three hundred and 
sixty dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding seven thousand two hundred 
thirty dollars and ninety-eight cents. 

For farm bureau, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
one hundred and eighty-eight thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 



Resolve granting a county tax for the county of (Jjiar) 57 

WORCESTER. 

Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated Worcester^"' 
for the expenses of the county of Worcester, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding thirty-six thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing thirty-five thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding sixty-eight thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding seventy-three thousand dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding thirty-two thousand dollars. 



422 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 58. 

worceiten'"' ^OF trial justices, a sum not exceeding one thousand 

five hundred dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding one thousand four hundred 
dollars. 

For medical examiners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a sum not exceeding 
seven thousand dollars. 

For building county buildings, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county buildings, 
a sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the same, 
' a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sum not exceeding seventy thousand dollars. 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding five thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For training school, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand 
dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For Wachusett IMountain reservation, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

For The Worcester County Farm Bureau (Incorporated), 
a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding seven thousand one hundred 
dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
three hundred and ninety-five thousand dollars, to be ex- 
pended, together with the cash balance on hand and the 
receipts from other sources, for the above purposes. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 

Chap. 58 Resolve providing for the erection of a monument in 

MEMORY OF COLONEL HENRY TILLINGHAST SISSON. 

mo^numentto Resolvcd, That a commissiou of three persons be ap- 
Co', Henry pointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of 
sisson. the council, to act with a commission already appointed 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 59, 60. 423 

by the governor of the state of Rhode Island, to arrange 
for the erection of a monument at the grave of Henry Tilling- 
hast Sisson, colonel of the Fifth Rhode Island heavy artillery, 
who, by his generalship and daring, on the night of April 
thirteenth, eighteen hundred and sixty-three, brought his 
regiment to the relief of the city of Washington, North 
Carolina, and by so doing rescued from imprisonment or 
destruction a large number of men of the twenty-seventh 
and forty-fourth regiments of the Massachusetts volunteer 
militia. The commission shall serve without compensation, 
but there may be allowed and paid out of the treasury of 
the commonwealth, upon the approval of said commission, 
a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars toward the 
erection of said monument. Approved April 21, 1915. 

Resolve in favor of edward Harrington of boston. (Jjidrt 59 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Edward 
ury of the commonwealth an annuity of three hundred SBoTt^n." 
dollars to Edward Harrington of Boston, whose son, John 
A. Harrington, on the twenty-seventh day of July, nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, was shot and mortally wounded while 
in the discharge of militia duty in the town of Sandwich. 
Said annuity shall begin on the first day of April, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, and shall be paid quarterly to said 
Edward Harrington or his widow for the term of five years, 
if they or either of them shall so long survive. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an investigation by the massa- r»/,^^ «n 

CHUSETTS highway COMMISSION RELATIVE TO THE WIDEN- "' 

ING of A HIGHWAY BETWEEN BOSTON AND WORCESTER. 

Resolved, That the Massachusetts highway commission is investigation 
hereby requested to make an investigation as to the ex- of ^hi^^hway"" 
pediency and probable cost of widening a highway between andWorcestfr°° 
Boston and Worcester by way of the turnpike in Shrews- 
bury to such an extent as, in the opinion of the commission, 
may be desirable to shorten the route and otherwise to 
accommodate public travel, and also as to the expediency 
of employing the labor of prisoners in connection with said 
work. The commission shall report the result of its in- 
vestigation to the next general court. 

Approved April 21, 1915. 



424 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 61, 62. 



etc. 



Chap. 61 Resolve providing for an investigation of transporta- 
tion FACILITIES AND TRANSFER PRIVILEGES AT THE 
DUDLEY STREET TERMINAL OF THE BOSTON ELEVATED 
RAILWAY COMPANY AND RELATIVE TO STATIONS AT DALE 
STREET AND EGLESTON SQUARE. 

asTo^tranipor- Resolved, That the pubUc service commission is hereby 
af Dudie'^''^^^ directed to investigate the operation of elevated and surface 
street terminal, cars at the Dudlcy strcct terminal in the city of Boston, and 
the advisability and practicability of requiring the Boston 
Elevated Railway Company to issue to each passenger a 
free transfer ticket enabling him to transfer from any car 
of said company running into said station or terminal, or 
on any street adjoining the same, to any other car of the said 
company going in the same general direction as the car on 
which the transfer ticket was issued and running from any 
part of said station or terminal or on any street adjoining 
the same, and that the said commission be further directed 
to investigate the general necessity and practicability of an 
elevated station at the corner of Dale and Washington 
streets, and also the need of a more extended use of the 
Egleston square station in Boston, The commission shall 
report its conclusions, with such recommendations as it 
may deem expedient, to the general court on or before the 
second Tuesday in January, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Api^roved April 21, 1915. 



Chap. 62 Resolve providing for the maintenance of the brad- 
ford DURFEE textile SCHOOL OF FALL RIVER. 



The Bradford 
Durfee Textile 
School of Fall 
River, mainte- 
nance. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth to the trustees of The Bradford 
Durfee Textile School of Fall River the sum of twenty-two 
thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of said 
trustees for the maintenance of said school for the year 
ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, and 
for additional equipment for said school the further sum of 
two thousand dollars. The city of Fall River is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to raise by taxation and to pay to said 
trustees such sum of money, not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars, as may be necessary to pronde for instruction in the 
said school for residents of Fall Ri\or. 

Approved April 22, 1015, 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 63, 64, 65. 425 



Resolve in favor of the lowell textile school. Chap. 63 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Loweii textile 
ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to ^^^°°^- 
the trustees of the Lowell textile school, the sum of fifty 
thousand dollars for the maintenance of said school from 
July first, nineteen hundred and fifteen to June thirtieth, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen; the sum of fifteen thousand 
dollars for additional equipment for the school and for 
grading and fencing grounds; and the sum of seven hundred 
eighty dollars and eighty cents to meet a deficiency in mainte- 
nance for the last fiscal year. The city of Lowell is hereby 
authorized and directed to raise annually by taxation and 
pay to said trustees such a sum of money, not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars, as may be necessary to provide for evening 
instruction in said school for residents of Lowell, 

Approved April 22, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an investigation by the metro- rr/,^^ a a 

POLITAN PARK COMMISSION AND THE MASSACHUSETTS ' ^' 
HIGHWAY COMMISSION RELATIVE TO OCEAN AVENUE IN 
THE CITY OF REVERE. 

Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission and investigation 

, -■ T 1 1 • 1 ' • • • . , aa to making 

the Massachusetts highway commission, sitting as a joint ocean avenue 
board, are hereby directed to investigate the desirability of boulevard, etc 
making that part of Ocean avenue in the city of Revere, ex- 
tending from Elliot circle to Revere street, a metropolitan 
boulevard or parkway or a state highway, and the probable 
cost of making the said avenue either a metropolitan boule- 
vard or parkway or a state highway. The joint board shall 
report the result of its investigation to the next general 
■ court on or before the second Wednesday of January, with 
such recommendations as it may deem expedient. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 



Chap. 65 



Resolve confirming the election of Augustus a, cooke 
as a member of the municipal light board of the 

town of LUNENBURG. 

Resolved, That the election of Augustus A, Cooke, as a Election of 
member of the municipal light board of the town of Lunen- to''J^u"ni^®pa°" 
burg, at the annual town meeting held on the first day of J^^^'^l^^^^'^ ^" 
March, nineteen hundred and fifteen, as declared by the confirmed. 



426 Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 66. 

election officers, is hereby confirmed and made valid, in 
the same manner as if the article in the warrant for the 
annual town meeting of the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen called for the election of a member of the municipal 
light board for the term of three years. 

Approved April 26, 1915. 

Chap. 66 Resolve granting a county tax for the county of 

FRANKLIN. 

Fr^nkHn^"' Resolved, That the following sums are hereby appropriated 

for the expenses of the county of Franklin, for the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen : — 

For interest on county debt, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand eight hundred dollars. 

For salaries of county officers and assistants, fixed by law, 
a sum not exceeding seven thousand six hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance in county offices, a sum not exceed- 
ing two thousand six hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of district and police courts, a 
sum not exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For salaries of jailers, masters and assistants, and support 
of prisoners in jails and houses of correction, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For criminal costs in the superior court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars. 

For civil expenses in the supreme judicial and superior 
courts, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For transportation expenses of county and associate com- 
missioners, a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For medical jexamlners, inquests, and commitments of the 
insane, a sum not exceeding one thousand four hundred 
dollars. 

For auditors, masters and referees, a siun not exceeding 
twelve hundred dollars. 

For repairing, furnishing and improving county build- 
ings, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For fuel, lights and supplies in county buildings, other 
than jails and houses of correction, and for care of the 
same, a sum not exceeding four thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For highways, including state highways, bridges and land 
damages, a sura not exceeding forty-two thousand two 
hundred dollars. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 67, 68. 427 

For law libraries, a sum not exceeding: one thousand County tax, 

' ° Franklin. 

dollars. 

For pensions, a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. 

For miscellaneous and contingent expenses of the current 
year, a sum not exceeding seven hundred eighty-three dollars 
and twenty-seven cents. 

For Mount Sugar Loaf reservation, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand two hundred dollars. 

For Franklin County Farm Bureau, Inc., a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

And the county commissioners of said county are hereby 
authorized to levy as the county tax of said county for the 
current year, in the manner provided by law, the sum of 
ninety-two thousand dollars, to be expended, together with 
the cash balance on hand and the receipts from other sources, 
for the above purposes. Approved April 27, 1915. 

Resolve to provide for reimbursing company i, sixth (Jhav. 67 

REGIMENT INFANTRY, MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER MILITIA, 
FOR CERTAIN EXPENDITURES MADE FROM THE COMPANY 
FUNDS. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- company i, 
ury of the commonwealth to the captain of company I, m!*^v.'^m',"^°*' 
sixth regiment infantry, Massachusetts volunteer militia, the cer'tein e^xpeL°-"^ 
sum of one hundred and sixty-eight dollars, for the use of ditures. 
the company, said amount having been expended from the 
funds of the company in protecting the property of the 
commonwealth and of the United States after the partial 
destruction by fire in December, nineteen hundred and 
twelve, of the armory at Concord. 

Apyroved April 27, 1915. 

Resolve authorizing the state board of charity to Qfiav. 68 

EXPEND an additional SUM IN PREPARING AND PUBLISH- 
ING A MANUAL OF LAWS CONCERNING THE CHARITIES OF 
THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Resolved, That the state board of charity is hereby au- Preparation. 

.I'l, 1 , Ti?xlll etc., of manual 

thorized to expend a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred of laws con- 
dollars, in the preparation and publication of the manual ftT^!"^ '^^'''^' 
of laws concerning the charities of the commonwealth, 
authorized by chapter fourteen of the resolves of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, the said sum to be inclusive 
of the sums authorized by the said chapter. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 



428 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 69, 70, 71, 



Chap. 69 Resolve providing for changes in the atlas sheets 

COMPRISING THE TOPOGRAPHICAL MAP OF MASSACHUSETTS 
AND FOR THE SALE OF SAID SHEETS. 



Changes in 
atlas sheets 
comprising 
topographical 
map. 



Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commis- 
sioners is hereby authorized and directed to make neces- 
sary changes in and additions to the atlas sheets comprising 
the topographical map of the commonwealth of ]NIassa- 
chusetts prepared by the United States geological survey, 
and to publish an edition or editions of said atlas sheets em- 
bodying such changes and additions as will show as nearly 
as possible the present conditions. Said board is authorized 
to sell to the public the corrected atlas sheets at the same 
price fixed by the United States authorities for the sale of 
said sheets prepared by the United States geological survey, 
and shall pay into the treasury of the commonwealth monthly 
the proceeds of all such sales. The board may expend for 
the purposes of this resolve a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars. Approved April 28, 1915. 



Chap. 70 Resolve authorizing the board of prison commis- 
sioners TO prepare and print a manual of laws 

RELATIVE TO PRISONS. 

rnd^pHnUng Resolvcd, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury 

^la'ti'vito'''''^ of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding five hundred 

prisons. dollars, to be expended by the board of prison commissioners 

in the preparation and printing of a manual to contain the 

laws relative to prisons and such other information as the 

commissioners may determine. Approved April 28, 1915. 



Chap. 71 Resolve in favor of the new England industrial 

SCHOOL FOR DEAF MUTES. 



New I'^ngland 
Industrial 
School for 
Deaf Mutes. 



Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury 
of the commonwealth to the New England Industrial School 
for Deaf IMutes, upon the approval of the board of education, 
the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars, to be expended under 
the direction of the trustees of said school for the educational 
purposes of the school for the year nineteen himdred and 
fifteen. The trustees shall report to the boanl of education 
the expenditures made under authority of this resolve. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 72, 73, 74, 75. 429 



Resolve in favor of edward b. atwood. Chav. 72 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury Edward b. 
of the commonwealth to Edward B. Atwood of Norwood the ^"^ ' 
sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, in full compensation for 
injuries to his property sustained on the eleventh day of 
November in the year nineteen hundred and fourteen by 
reason of a defect in the state highway in the town of Middle- 
borough: iwovided, that the Massachusetts highway com- 
mission shall determine that he is equitably entitled to the 
same and shall so certify in writing to the auditor of the 
commonwealth. Approved April 28, 1915. 

Resolve authorizing the board of education to pro- nhnrt 73 
vide for printing an edition of the laws relating ^' 

TO PUBLIC education. 

Resolved, That the board of education be authorized to printing laws 
print ten thousand copies of the laws relating to public pubured° 
education, as compiled under authority of chapter forty-six *^°"- 
of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 



uca- 



ReSOLVE authorizing the printing of additional copies Qlidj) 74 

of the second annual report of the homestead 
commission. 

Resolved, That the homestead commission is hereby au- printing addi- 
thorized to print for public distribution one thousand addi- second'^annuaf 
tional copies of its second annual report, the expense to be JX^egte^d 
paid out of the appropriation made for the commission for commission. 
the present year. Approved April 28, 1915. 

Resolve directing the metropolitan park commission (JJkij) 75 
TO investigate the development of the west rox- 

BURY PARKWAY BETWEEN THE ARNOLD ARBORETUM AND 
stony brook reservation in THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission is hereby investigation 
authorized and directed to report to the next general court, men°t ©rwes^" 
on or before the first IMonday in February, its recommenda- ^ay!'"^^ ^^^' 
tions for the proj>er development of the West Roxbury 
parkway between the Arnold arboretum and Stony Brook 
reservation in Boston, including the location of driveways 
therein and such other improvements as the commission 
may deem proper for the development of said land for a 



430 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 76, 77, 78. 

parkway connecting the Arnold arboretum with Stony 
Brook reservation. The report shall be in print and shall be 
accompanied by such plans as the commission may deem 
necessary. For the purposes of this resolve, the commission 
may expend a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, to 
be paid out of the INletropolitan Parks IMaintenance Fund. 

Approved April 28, 1915. 

Chap. 76 Resolve providing for improvements in the north 

METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE SYSTE:M. 

?™north™^°*^ Resolved, That the metropolitan water and sewerage 
metropolitan board is hereby authorized to use the balance remaining of 

sewerage '^ -ip ••ii ii 

system. the amouut appropriated tor repairmg the damage done by 

a recent explosion at the metropolitan sewerage pumping 
station in East Boston for the extension of existing works 
in the north metropolitan sewerage system and the con- 
struction of such new works as the board may deem necessary 
for the said north system. Approved April 28, 1915. 

Chap. 77 Resolve providing for a report relative to the ad- 
visability OF extending the state highway along 
the northerly bank of the merrimac river in the 

CITY of LOWELL ANT) THE TOWN OF DRACUT. 

^^■wsabiiity°of Resolved, That the IMassachusetts highway commission 
hf h'^i"^afon*^ shall make an investigation as to the cost and advisability 
Merrimac of extending the state highway along the northerly bank of 



river, etc. 



the Merrimac river in the towns of Dracut and Methuen, 
which was authorized by chapter six hundred and forty- 
seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, 
from the end of the present state highway at the boundary 
line between the town of Dracut and the city of Lowell 
westerly to Bridge street in the city of Lowell. The highway 
commission shall report to the next general court not later 
than the second Wednesday in January, with an estimate of 
the probable cost of extending the said highway. 

Approved April 29, 1915. 

Chap. 78 Resolve extending the time within which the public 

SERVICE commission MAY REPORT RELATIVE TO THE 
TR.VNSPORTATION needs of the CITIES AND TOWNS WITHIN 
THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT. 

mak?ng°report Resolved, Tluit the time for making the report by the 

extended. public scrvicc comuiission, under the provisions of chapter 

one hundred and fortv-nine of the resolves of the vear nine- 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 79, 80, 81. 431 

teen hundred and fourteen, relative to street railway and 
railroad serv'ice within the metropolitan district is hereby 
extended to the fifteenth day of April in the current year. 

Approved April 29, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an investigation by the massa- QJi^y 79 

CHUSETTS HIGHW^AY COMMISSION RELATIVE TO THE SAFETY 
ON PUBLIC WAYS OF HORSES AND HORSE-DRAWN VEHICLES. 

Resolved, That the Massachusetts highway commission investigation 
shall investigate the construction and maintenance of high- on^puw^f ways 
ways by the state and by the counties, cities and towns hl)r^se!!dmwn'^ 
therein, and by the metropolitan park commission, excluding vehicles. 
ways in thickly settled parts of cities or towns, with a view 
to ascertaining and recommending the best method or 
methods of constructing and maintaining in such highways 
a safe surface for horses and horse-drawn vehicles, and 
under what circumstances the surface of the whole roadway 
should be made safe for horses and horse-drawn vehicles, 
and under what circumstances a separate roadway for 
horse travel should be provided on one or both sides of the 
highway. The commission shall report one or more plans 
to accomplish the object aforesaid as the different conditions 
of such highways may require, and shall report to the next 
general court not later than the tenth day of January. 

Approved May 4, 1915. 

Resolve confirming the acts of mary agnes mahan as nhnrt 80 

A SPECIAL commissioner. ^' 

Resolved, That the acts of Mary Agnes Mahan of Boston, Acts of Mary 
as a special commissioner, between the seventh day of as^s^c^?^^'* 
September in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and confi?med°'"^ 
the eighteenth day of March in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid to the 
same extent as if during that time she had been qualified 
to discharge the duties of the said office. 

Approved May 5, 1915. 

Resolve authorizing the appointment of a special Qhn^ gi 

BOARD TO report UPON THE PRACTICABILITY OF PRO- 
VIDING MILITARY EDUCATION FOR BOYS AND OF CREATING 
A MILITIA RESERVE. 

Resolved, That three officers of the militia of the rank of f^fre' wtTto 
captain or higher rank, and six persons not members of the providing miii- 
militia, all to be appointed by the governor within two for^boyretc?" 



432 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 81. 



Special board wceks after the passage of this resolve, shall constitute a 

to report as to , i , • • • T i , .1 p ii • 

providing mill- board to iiiquirc into and report upon the loUowing 

tary education , , 

for boys, etc. matters : — 

(1) The practicability of providing military education 
for boys between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one for 
the purpose of securing a proper military training and 
discipline for the youths of this commonwealth and im- 
proving their physical, moral and mental qualities and for 
providing for the commonwealth an adequate basis for a 
citizen soldiery. 

(2) The practicability of providing military training for 
youths in the public high schools. 

(3) The advisability of requiring enrolment in the Massa- 
chusetts volunteer militia for a period of three years of all 
male citizens and of such as have declared their Intention 
to become citizens upon attaining the age of twenty-one 
years, or a sufficient number thereof to maintain the several 
organizations of the Massachusetts volunteer militia at the 
maximum strength prescribed by law. 

(4) The practicability of creating a militia reserve in 
the commonwealth, including : — 

A. The keeping of records by state authorities of all 
retired members of the militia, w^ith names and addresses 
for a period of seven years after the termination of their 
enlistment; 

B. Provisions for limited periods of training for such 
retired members; 

C. Organization of said militia reserve and methods by 
which it might be mustered as active militia in case of 
need; 

D. The cost to the state of any plan recommended by 
the board. 

The board is authorized, in its discretion, to consider any 
related matter whether or not the same is particularly 
mentioned in this resolve. The members of the board shall 
serve without pay, but the board may employ a clerk and 
incur such expense in the performance of its duty, not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars, as may be authorized by the 
governor and council. The board shall report the result of 
its investigations to the general court on or before the 
second Wednesday in January in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, and shall accompany its rej^ort with such 
recommendations for legislation as the board may deem 
advisable. Approved May 6, 1915. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 82, 83, 84, 85. 433 



Resolve providing for the removal of various state (^/^^^ g2 

DEPARTMENTS TO THEIR NEW LOCATIONS IN THE STATE 
HOUSE. 

Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treas- Removal of 
ury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding seven thou- mtn^ts^totheir 
sand dollars for the expense of the removal of the various "taTe'hwse"^ "^ 
departments of the commonwealth to the rooms which may 
be assigned to them in the state house, by the governor 
and council, as soon as the rooms in the state house wings 
are finished and ready for occupancy. The sergeant-at- 
arms shall have charge of the removal under this resolve 
and the amount hereby authorized shall be expended under 
his direction. Approved May 6, 1915. 

Resolve relative to the retirement of thomas f. Chav 83 

PEDRICK. 

Resolved, That Thomas F. Pedrick, provided that he re- Retirement of 
mains in the service of the commonwealth after the twentieth PedrTck! ^' 
day of February in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, be 
continued in the retirement association, and that the pro- 
visions of chapter five hundred and thirty-two of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and of acts in 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto, requiring com- 
pulsory retirement at the age of seventy years shall not 
apply to him. Approved May 6, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an investigation by the state QJidj) 34 

FORESTER RELATIVE TO THE TAKING OF MOUNT HOLYOKE 
AS A STATE RESERVATION. 

Resolved, That the state forester shall investigate and Slolfidnr 
report to the next general court, not later than the third of Mount hoI- 

1 1 • 1 •!• • 1 •!• yoke as state 

Wednesday of January, as to the advisability, practicability reservation. 
and cost of taking and maintaining Mount Holyoke as a 
state reservation, with such other information relating 
thereto as he may deem expedient. 

Approved May 7, 1915. 

Resolve providing for a report by the board of Qfiap, 85 

HARBOR ANT) LAND COMMISSIONERS RELATIVE TO THE USE 
OF BEACHES IN THE COUNTY OF ESSEX. 



Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commis- Report reiativ 

to use of 
beaches in 
Essex county. 



sioners shall cause to be made a survey of the sea beaches beadiesin 



434 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 86, 87, 88. 

Kre'oP^''''^ in the county of Essex, and shall report to the general court 
beaches in not later than the second Wednesday in January, nineteen 

Essex county. , , , , . , ^ i • i 

hundred and sixteen, with such recommendations as the 
board may deem expedient for regulating the public and 
private use of the said beaches, or any of them, and for the 
protection of the rights of the pu})lic therein. For this 
purpose the board may expend such sum, not exceeding 
one thousand dollars, as may be approved by the governor 
and council. Approved May 10, lOlo. 

Chap. 86 Resolve providing for such furniture and fixtures 

AS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE NEW WINGS OF THE STATE 
HOUSE. 

Furniture, etc., Resolved, That there be allowed and paid out of the treasury 

for new winss i *- 

of state house, of the commonwealtli a sum not exceeding thirty thousand 
dollars for furnishing the large hearing room in the east 
wing of the state house, and for procuring such other new 
furniture and fixtures as may be required to complete the 
necessary office equipment of the various departments that 
are to be moved into the new wings of the state house. 
This sum shall be in addition to any sums heretofore appro- 
priated for new furniture and fixtures, and shall be expended 
under the direction of the state house commission, in accord- 
ance with section seventeen of chapter ten of the Revised 
Laws. . Approved May 10, 1915. 

Chap. 87 Resolve providing for an investigation of the cost 
OF extending the woburn parkw^w in the town of 

WINCHESTER. 

Investigation Resolved, That the metropolitan park commission be 

as to cost of ' , . ^ ' 

extending (lirectcd to investigate and report to the next general court 

Woburn nurk* cj j cj 

way in Oil or bcforc tlic sccoiid INlonday in January, the cost of 

Winchester. • • i i p i j. ^ j.- 1 • t* xU 

acquiring lanri tor and constructing an extension or the 
Woburn parkway from Pond street to Wild wood street in 
the town of Winchester, or to such other street or point in 
said town as will furnish a through connection witii the 
Mystic Valley parkway. Approved May 10, 1915. 

Chap. 88 Resolve providing for certain expenses of the 

ASSOCIATION OF JUSTICES OF DISTRICT, POLICE AND :\n"NICI- 
PAL COURTS. 

Certain Rcsohed, That there be allowed and i)ai(l out of the trea.-^- 

expen.scs of ' i- i- i i i 

association of \xv\ of tlic conimoiiwealth a sum not exceeding tour hundred 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 89, 90, 91. 435 

dollars, for printing, typewriting, stationery and postage, j,^^^^°i^%°urts 
to be expended under the direction of the executive com- 
mittee of the association of justices of district, police and 
municipal courts of Massachusetts in unifying and im- 
proving the practice and forms of procedure in said courts. 
The said sum shall be available from year to year until it 
is exhausted, without further appropriation. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 



Resolve providing for the publication of the laws Chap. 89 
OF the commonwealth relating to fish and game. 

Resolved, That the board of commissioners on fisheries Publication of 

, ii-j1_l 11*1 1 !•■ laws relating to 

and game be directed to pubush, as soon as may be, and m ssh and game, 
appropriate form for public distribution, the laws of the 
commonwealth relating to fish and game. For this purpose 
the board may expend a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars. Approved May 10, 1915. 

Resolve making provision for certain indexes in the Chap. 90 

OFFICE OF the SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Resolved, That there may be allowed and paid out of the Certain indexes 
treasury of the commonwealth a sum not exceeding five secretary, 
thousand dollars, to be expended under the direction of the 
secretary of the commonwealth in making suitable provision 
in his office for the indexes of births, marriages and deaths. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 

Resolve providing for an iNVESTtGATiON by the massa- Chap. 91 

CHUSETTS highway COMMISSION AS TO THE CONSTRUCTION 
OF A CERTAIN HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OF HINGHAM. 

Resolved, That the IVIassachusetts highway commission is investigati 

(nsti 
certain 
y in 
Hingham. 



hereby directed to make an investigation, and to report to ^onVf°c°ef'^"*' 
the general court not later than January fifteenth, in the Hmalam'" 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, as to the advisability 
and probable expense of constructing a highway in the 
town of Hingham connecting the easterly end of the state 
highway on Lincoln street with the Nantasket beach reser- 
vation, either by the use or widening of existing ways, or, 
in whole or in part, upon a new location, and to make such 
surveys and plans as it may deem necessary, said report to 
be based upon the construction of a road of suitable width 



river in 
Billerica 



436 Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 92, 93. 

and character to accommodate the traffic. In carrying 
out the provisions of this resolve, the commission may 
expend such sum as it may deem necessary. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 



Chap. 92 Resolve providing for the improvement of the 

CONCORD RIVER IN THE TOWN OF BILLERICA. 

orconIo?Jf°* Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commissioners 
is hereby authorized to improve that part of the Concord 
river within the town of Billerica by removing rocks and 
other obstructions, and to expend therefor, from the appro- 
priation for the improvement of rivers and harbors au- 
thorized by chapter' six hundred and forty-two of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, such amount as, 
in the opinion of the board, may be necessary and advisable: 

Proviso. provided, that the town of Billerica shall pay into the treasiu*y 

of the commonwealth the sum of one hundred and fifty 
dollars, the same to be expended by said board for the 
above purpose in addition to the amount which said board 
is hereby authorized to expend from the appropriation 
aforesaid; and the said town is hereby authorized to appro- 
priate the said sum, and to raise the same by taxation. 

Approved May 10, 1915. 



Chap. 93 Resolve providing for the further protection of the 

PUBLIC health in THE VALLEY OF THE NEPONSET 
RIVER. 

pr^twtionof Resolved, That, in addition to the sums authorized to be 

P^ubHc^heahh expcudcd by chapter six hundred and fifty-five of the acts 
Neponset river, of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, by chapter ninety- 
one of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
and by chapter one hundred and forty-three of the resolves 
of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, the further sum 
of eight thousand dollars may be expended for the purpose 
of carrying out the provisions of said chapter six hundred 
and fifty-five relative to the protection of the public health 
in the valley of the Neponset river, for making the necessary 
surveys, investigations and reports required by section four 
of said act, and for the further purposes of this resolvp, here- 
inafter set forth; the same to be expended under the direction 
of the commissioner of health. 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 93. 437 

The expense incurred under this resolve shall be paid 
and repaid in accordance with the provisions of section five 
of said chapter six hundred and fifty-five. 

To meet that part of the expense incurred under this issue of 
resolve for which the commonwealth shall be chargeable, ^°'^'^- 
the treasurer and receiver general is herebv authorized to 
issue bonds or certificates of indebtedness in accordance 
with the provisions of section nine of said chapter six hundred 
and fifty-five, to an amount not exceeding four thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the bonds or certificates 
issued under chapter ninety-three of the resolves of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen and chapter one hundred 
and forty-three of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, which latter issues are hereby confirmed and 
ratified; the total amount of bonds or certificates now to 
be issued and heretofore authorized and issued being one 
hundred and one thousand five hundred dollars. The 
remaining one half of the expense incurred hereunder, in 
addition to the one half of the expense incurred under the 
provisions of the acts and resolves hereinbefore mentioned, 
shall be apportioned and repaid to the commonwealth as 
provided in said chapter six hundred and fifty-five of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven. 

The commissioner of health is hereby further authorized ^han^ei^or" °^ 
and directed to examine the channel of the Neponset river Neponset river, 
between the Mattapan dam, so-called, and the dam of the 
Baker chocolate mills, just above Adams street in the Dor- 
chester district of the city of Boston, and to report whether 
its condition is objectionable or likely to be injurious to 
the public health by reason of obstruction in the channel, 
deposits of organic matter, or other causes. 

If the commissioner shall find that the condition of the pian for im- 
river within the limits described is objectionable or dangerous p''°^"'^ "^*""- 
to the public health, he shall recommend a plan for improving 
the river within said limits and report the same to the next 
general court, together with an estimate of the probable 
cost of the necessary improvement. 

The commissioner is further authorized and directed to Continuing 
consider the necessity or desirability of continuing the im- channel, etc. 
provement of the Neponset river by extending the dredged 
channel from its present terminus below Dean street in 
Norwood to the neighborhood of the junction of Hawes 
brook and the Neponset river in the town of Norwood, and 
of deepening and improving the channel of the Canton river 



438 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 94, 95. 



Ditching, 
etc., of Fowl 
meadows. 



Leveling 
material on 
banks, etc. 



beyond the limits of the improvement thu.s far completed. 
The commissioner shall report his opinion of these proposed 
extensions to the next general court, together with an estimate 
of the cost of such improvements as seem to him necessary 
in the said parts of the river. 

The commissioner is directed to consider also what addi- 
tional ditching or drainage in the Fowl meadows is necessary 
or desirable to drain effectually all parts of said meadows 
into the main channel of the Neponset river or any of its 
tributaries. 

The commissioner is further directed to consider the 
necessity or desirability of leveling further the material 
already deposited upon the banks of the Neponset river in 
the operations carried on under the provisions of chapter 
six hundred and fifty-five of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, chapter ninety-one of the resolves of 
the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, and chapter one 
hundred and forty-three of the resolves of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, both within the limits of the lands 
owned by the commonwealth, and elsewhere along said 
stream, and to report whether further leveling of these 
banks is desirable, and, if so, to report to the general court 
an estimate of the cost of the necessarv work, with a recom- 
mendation as to the method of assessing the cost thereof. 

The investigations, reports and estimates herein men- 
tioned shall be presented to the general court on or before 
the third Wednesday in January, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen. Approved May 12, 1915. 

Chap. 94 Resolve providing for certain improvements at the 

MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. 

Resolved, That the trustees of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College are hereby authorized to expend a sum not 
exceeding seventy-seven thousand five hundred dollars for 
the following purposes, a sum not exceeding ten thousand 
dollars for an addition to the power plant, and a sum not 
exceeding sixty-seven thousand five hundred dollars for a 
laboratory for microbiology. Approved May 12, 1915. 



Reports. 



Improvements 
at Massachu- 
setts Agricul- 
tural College. 



Chap. 95 Resolve to provide for the appointment of a special 

COMMISSION TO REVISE AND CODIFY THE LAWS RELATING 
TO HIGHWAYS. 

sion^to^ codif?'^' 7?^.s'o/wf/, That a special commission, consisting of the 
laws relating to Massachusctts liighwav commission and four persons to 

highways. o v i 



Resolves, 1915. — Chap. 96. 439 

be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent Special com- 

n , Ml I' ^ 1 11 1 • • mission to 

or the council, three ot whom shaU be county commissioners, codify lawa 
shall consider the general laws relating to the laying out, highways. 
construction and maintenance of highways and bridges 
and recommend such changes therein as it may deem ad- 
visable. The commission shall investigate such matters 
pertaining to highways and bridges as it may deem necessary 
for a complete understanding of the subject. It shall make 
or cause to be made such a revision and codification of the 
laws relating to highways and bridges as it may deem ad- 
visable with regard to the laying out, construction, mainte- 
nance and use of highways and bridges, and shall recommend 
a reclassification of highways and bridges and a just distribu- 
tion of the cost of their laying out, construction and main- 
tenance among the municipalities, the counties and the com- 
monwealth. The commission shall report its recommenda- 
tions, with bills embodying the same, to the next generjjl court 
not later than the seventh day of January. The members 
of the commission appointed by the governor shall receive 
such compensation as the governor and council may approve, 
and the commission may incur such expenses for legal and 
clerical assistance and other purposes as the governor and 
council may from time to time approve. 

Approved May 12, 1915. 

Resolve providing for a continuance of the work of rih^j) gg 

THE COMMISSION TO REPORT UNIFORM METHODS OF PRO- 
CEDURE FOR TAKING LAND FOR PUBLIC PURPOSES. 



com- 
mission to 



Resolved, That the tax commissioner, the attorney-general, n^f/g'^on^ 
and the chairman of the homestead commission are hereby report uniform 
directed to continue the work of the commission constituted procedure for 
under chapter one hundred of the resolves of the year nineteen etc., continued. 
hundred and fourteen, for the purpose of giving publicity to 
its report, House Document No. 1851 of nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, of considering any suggestions relative to the 
bill reported therein, and of reporting such amendments 
or additions, as they may deem wise, to the next general 
court, not later than the second Wednesday in January. 
They shall serve without compensation, but may employ 
such assistance as may be necessary, and may incur expense 
therefor, to an amount not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Approved May 13, 1915. 



440 



Resolves, 1915. — Chaps. 97, 98, 99. 



Chap. 97 Resolve providing for the protection of certain 

TERRITORY IN THE TOWNS OF PROVINCETOWN AND 
TRURO. 



Protection of 
certain territory 
in Province- 
town and 
Truro. 



Resolved, That the board of harbor and land commis- 
sioners is hereby authorized to exercise over so much of the 
territory in the town of Provincetown and in the town of 
Truro, at and near the boundary Hne between said towns, 
as it may deem advisable the same powers and duties with 
respect to the reclamation and protection of said territory 
which it now has under existing laws over the province 
lands at Provincetown, and may expend for the purposes of 
this resolve such part of the appropriation for said province 
Proviso. lands as it may deem necessary or advisable: yrovided, 

hoivever, that no work hereby authorized shall be begun by 
said board until an agreement between the commonwealth 
and the owners of the territory to be reclaimed and protected 
as aforesaid shall have been entered into and shall have 
been approved by the governor and council, by the terms of 
which agreement all or a part of the expenditure made by 
the commonwealth shall be repaid to the commonwealth. 

Appr