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SPECIAL ACTS 



RESOLVES 



PASSED BY THE 



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IN THE YEAR 



1916. 



PUBLISHED BY THE 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH. 




BOSTON : 

WEIGHT & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS, 

32 DERNE STREET. 

1916. 



SPECIAL ACTS AND RESOLVES 

OF 

MASSACHUSETTS 
1916. 



SPECIAL ACTS. 



An Act making appropriations for the compensation QJidj) \ 

OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COURT, FOR THE COM- 
PENSATION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS THEREOF .-USTD FOR EX- 
PENSES IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 

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

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropm- 
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, in 
the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the compensation of senators, forty-one thousand ^ensation ''°'"" 
dollars. 

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

For the compensation of representatives, two hundred t^ves'^.^com-' 
and forty-one thousand dollars. pensation. 

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, cicrk of the 
thirty-five hundred dollars. ®''°''^'^- 

For the salary of James W. Kimball, clerk of the house of [^^®'"J^'°^ *''^ 
representatives, thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of William H. Sanger, assistant clerk of the Assistant clerk 
senate, twenty-five hundred dollars. °' '^'"^ ««"'^*<'- 

For the salary of Frank E. Bridgman, assistant clerk of the Assistant clerk 
house of representatives, twenty-five hundred dollars. °^ ^^° ^°"*''" 

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

For such additional clerical assistance to the clerk of the Clerical 

1 n i j^' 1 i« xl assistance, 

house 01 representatives as may be necessary tor the proper house. 
despatch of public business, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 1. 



Doorkeepers, 
etc. 



Assistant 

doorkeepers, 

etc. 



Pages, com- 
pensation. 



Travel. 



Chaplains. 



Expenses of 
committees. 



Advertising 
hearings, etc. 



Witness fees, 
etc. 

Printing and 
binding. 



Manual. 



Publication of 
bulletin. 



Senate, 
stationery. 



House, 
stationery. 



Contingent 
expenses. 



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 
messengers 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 for travel of the pages to the senate 
and house of representatives, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand 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 thirteen 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses of advertising hearings of the committees of 
the present general court, including expenses of preparing 
and mailing advertisements to the various newspapers, a 
sum not exceeding six 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 effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 14, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 2. 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (jjidp 2 

PENSES in the department OF THE TREASURER AND 
RECEIVER GENERAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

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

For the salary of the treasurer and receiver general, five Treasurer and 

thousand dollars. general, salary. 

For the salary of the deputy treasurer, three thousand J^l^^*^^^ 
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 ^"tltant 

hundred dollars. receiving teller. 

For the salary of the paying teller, two thousand dollars. Paying teller. 
For the salarv of the assistant paying teller, fifteen hun- Assistant 

1 1 1 II " paying teller. 

dred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the assistant bookkeeper, fifteen hundred b^'^kleper. 
dollars. 

For the salary of the fund clerk, fifteen hundred dollars. Fundcierk. 

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

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

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

For the salary of the stenographer, twelve hundred dol- stenographer. 
lars. 

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 
ceeding sixty-five hundred dollars. expenses, 

For such expenses as the treasurer and receiver general on coUate^raf 
may find necessary in carrying out the provisions of the act I'^eaciea, etc. 
imposing a tax on collateral legacies and successions, a sum 
not exceeding six hundred dollars. 



8 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 3. 

bonTsL^es.^*"" ^OF expcnscs ill coniiection with preparing and advertising 
bond sales, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved January 27, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 3 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
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- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commomvealth 
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 sixteen, to wit: — 

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

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

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

For the salaries of four assistants, eleven thousand dollars'. 

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

For the salary of the second clerk, eighteen hundred 
dollars. 

For the salaries of the supervisors of assessors, sixty-eight 
hundred dollars. 

For additional clerical and other assistance, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-one thousand nine hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including rent of 
rooms outside the state house, a sum not exceeding sixteen 
thousand dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the commissioner and other 
officers and employees of the department, a sum not ex- 
ceeding three thousand dollars. 

For valuation books for assessors of cities and towns, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

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 two thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 27, 1916. 



Cominis- 
sioner, salary. 

Deputy com- 
missioner. 

Second 
deputy com- 
missioner. 

Four 

assistants. 
First clerk. 



Second cleric. 



Supervisors of 
assessors. 

Clerical 
assistance. 

Contingent 
expenses. 



Travelling 
expenses. 



Valuation 
books. 

Annual report. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 4, 5, 6. S 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- nhny a 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTIMENT OF THE ATTORNEY-GEN- 
ERAL. 

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, for the department of the at- 
torney-general, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the attorney-general, seven thousand Attomey- 

, ,, u a ' general, salary. 

dollars. 

For the compensation of assistants in his office, and for Assistants, etc. 
such additional legal assistance as may be deemed neces- 
sary, and also for any other necessary expenses, a sum not 
exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 27, 1916. 



An Act making an appropriation for the Massachusetts />7,^^ c 

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY. V- ■^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars jrassachusetts 
is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the Techn"\og°J. 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to the ]\Iassa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology. 

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

Approved January 27, 1916. 



An Act making an appropriation for the Worcester pi 

polytechnic institute. ^ I p. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of fifty thousand dollars is hereby Worcester 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- fnitit^te!"" 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, to the Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute, as provided by chapter eighty-seven of the 
resolves of the year nineteen hundred and twelve. 

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

Approved January 27, 1916. 



10 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 7, 8, 9. 



Reimbursement 
of cities and 
towns for loss 
of taxes on 
certain land. 



Chap. 7 An Act making an appropriation for the reimburse- 
ment OF cities and towns for loss of taxes on land 

USED FOR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of forty-four thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for reimbursing 
cities and towns for loss of taxes on land used for public 
institutions, during the fiscal year ending on November 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen, as provided by 
chapter six hundred and seven of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and ten, by chapter four hundred and seventy- 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, 
and by chapter six hundred and forty-eight of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fourteen. 

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

Approved January 27, 1916. 



Chap. 8 An Act making an appropriation for the payment of 

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 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the payment 
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 Revised 
Laws. 

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

Approved January 27, 1916. 



Premiums on 
securities 
purchased for 
the Massachu- 
setts School 
Fund. 



Chap. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



9 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES of the CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
from the ordinarv revenue, for the civil service commission. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 10. 11 

for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 
For the salaries of the commissioners, sixtv-five hundred Commission- 

ers, salaries. 

dollars. 

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

For the salar}^ of the deputy examiner, a sum not ex- Deputy 
ceeding twenty-five 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. inspector. 

For the salary of the pay roll inspector, twelve hundred ,^'^syc°or, 
dollars. 

For the salary of the registrar of labor, two thousand ^I^ot!^^°^ 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance and for office, printing, travelling clerical 
and incidental expenses, advertising and stationery, in- *®^'^*^'^'*- 
eluding printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding forty-four thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 21, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- cjiqrf 10 

PENSES EN THE OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER OF COUNTY 
ACCOU^NTS. 

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, for the department of the con- 
troller of county accounts, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit: — 

For the salary of the controller, twenty-five hundred ^'i"ry°"^'^' 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the second deputy, fifteen hundred ^°^^y 
dollars. 

For the salary of the third deputy, fifteen hundred dollars. Third 

For the salary of the fourth deputy, twelve hundred p^^rth 

dollars. deputy. 



12 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 11, 12. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



For travelling and oflEice 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. 

Aj)2)roved January 27, 1916. 



Chap. 11 An Act making appropriations for the salary and 

EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC RECORDS. 

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 commissioner of public 
records, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, three thousand dollars. 

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

For the purchase of ink for public records, a sum not 
exceeding four hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 28, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Commissioner, 
salary. 

Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Purchase of 
ink. 



Chap. 12 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

expenses of the land court. 

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 land court, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

For 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 hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

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



Appropria' 
tions. 



Judge, salary. 



Recorder. 



Court officer. 



Clerical 
assistance 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 13. 13 

For sheriffs' fees, advertising, surveying, examination of ft^^""'^^' ^^^' 
titles and sundn' incidental expenses of the court, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-nine thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved January 28, 1916. 



Chap. 13 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN the executive department of the com- 
monwealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropm- 
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 sixteen, 
to wit: — 

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

For the salary of the lieutenant governor, two thousand Lie^utenant 
dollars; and for the salaries of the council, eight thousand governor and 

■ council 

dollars. For travelling expenses of the council, from and saiariea'and 
to their homes, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. peMes.'"^^^' 

For the salary of the private secretary of the governor, private 
four thousand dollars. ttegwernir. 

For the salary of the assistant private secretary of the Assistant 
governor, two thousand dollars. se'^retaV. 

For the salary of the executive secretary, tw"ent}'-fi^'e Executive 

hundred dollars. secretary. 

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 Assistant 

, ,, "^ o ' messenger. 

dollars. 

For contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding three thou- contingent 
sand dollars. ''''^'^'■ 

For postage, printing and stationerv, a sum not exceeding Postace, 
two thousand dollars. ' ^"''''''^' "'"• 

For expenses incurred in the arrest of fugitives from Arrest of 

,. J. ^• xl 1 J 11 fucitives from 

justice, a sum not exceedmg one thousand dollars. justice. 

For travelling and contingent expenses of the governor Traveiiinz and 
and council, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred expense!?* 
dollars. 

For postage, printing and stationerv for the council, a sum Postntce, 
not exceeding five hundred dollars. ^ ^"'"''"'' '*'• 



14 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 14, 15. 



Preparation of 
tables and 
indexes. 



Extraordinary 
expenses. 



For the preparation of tables and indexes relating to the 
statutes of the present year and previous years, a sum not 
exceeding six hundred dollars. 

For 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 28, 1916. 



Chap. 14 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN the state library. 

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 library, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen : — 

For the salary of the librarian, four thousand dollars. 

For clerical services, for the accommodation of visitors, 
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 
exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 28, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Librarian, 
salary. 
Clerical 
services. 



Incidental 
expenses. 



Books, 
binding, etc. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 15 An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- 
tration 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, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

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



Members, 
salaries. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 16, 17, 18. 15 

For travelling and other expenses, a sum not exceeding Travelling ex- 

6 1 1 1111 penses, etc. 

ve hundred dollars. 

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

Ay-proved January 28, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the compensation (j^Qr) 16 

AND EXPENSES OF THE STATE BALLOT LAW COMMISSION. 

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, for the state ballot law commis- 
sion, for the year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

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

For expenses, a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars. Expenses. 

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

Ayyroved January 28, 1,916. 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to con- (JJkij) 17 
struct and maintain bath houses in hazelwood 

PARK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, by vote of itscityofNew 
city council, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby ^onit^ul^ttoth- 
authorized to construct and maintain public bath houses in iSw'ood 
Hazelwood Park in the said city; and said city, or any com- ^'''^^■ 
mittee or commissioners duly authorized thereto by vote 
of the city council, with the approval of the mayor, shall 
have supervision of the said bath houses and may charge 
such sums for the use thereof and for bathing facilities as 
may be deemed necessary. 

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

Approved January 28, 1916. 

An Act making an appropriation to cover subsidies to (^/^^rj 18 

CITIES AND TOWNS FOR ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING 
TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred sixty-five subsidies to 
thousand six hundred fifty-one dollars and fifty cents is to'wnVfor 



16 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 19, 20. 



establishing, 
etc., tuber- 
culosis 
hospitals. 



hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinarj^ revenue, to certain cities 
and towns, for amounts to which they are entitled for es- 
tablishing and maintaining tuberculosis hospitals, during 
the period ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
jQfteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apiyroved January 28, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 19 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 hun- 
dred and sixteen, to wit: — 

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

For the salar}^ of the secretary, fifteen hundred dollars. 

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

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

AyyToved January 28, 1916. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Secretary. 

Travellina: ex- 
penses, etc. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 20 An Act making appropriations for the board of reg- 
istration IN PHARMACY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the board of registration in pharmac}^ for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, 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. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Travelling ex- 
penses, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 21. 17 

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

For a stenographer, witness fees and incidental and con- stenographer, 
tingent expenses, including printing the annual report and rees^ete. 
expenses in connection with registering and licensing shops 
for the transaction of a retail drug business, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-two hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved January 28, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and Chav. 21 

EXPENSES IN the DEPARTMENT OF THE SECRETARY OF 
THE COMMONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloics: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropm- 
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 d.ay of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit: — 

For the salary of the secretary of the commonwealth, six secretary, 
thousand dollars. '^'•■""^• 

For the salary of Herbert H. Boynton, deputy, four Deputy. 
thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the second deputy, three thousand jep^^j. 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the commission clerk, fifteen hundred Commission 
dollars. 

For messengers and additional clerical assistance, a sum Messengers and 
not exceeding forty-two thousand three hundred dollars. extra clerks. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- incidental, etc, 
ceeding six thousand dollars. expenses. 

For postage and expressage on documents, and for printing Postage on 
and mailing copies of bills and resolves to certain state, city ete!"*"^"*^' 
and town officials, a sum not exceeding three thousand 
dollars. 

For the arrangement and preservation of state records and ^coTcCetc" °^ 
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. 



18 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 21. 



Regimental 
histories. • 



Preservation 
of certain 
town records. 



For the purchase of histories of regiments, batteries and 
other military organizations of the INIassachusetts 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 
edition 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 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. 



Ballots. 



Blanks for 
town ofiBcers, 
etc. 



Purchase of 
apparatus, etc. 



Ballot boxes, 
etc. 



FOR PRINTING MATTERS RELATING TO ELECTIONS. 

For expense in connection with primary elections, a sum 
not exceeding forty-three thousand dollars. 

For printing and distributing ballots, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For blanks for town officers, election laws and blanks and 
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 
in the canvass and count of votes, a sum not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

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

Approved January 29, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 22, 23, 24. 19 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and Chap. 22 

EXPENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL INT)USTRY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jollmcs: 

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 animal 
industry, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner of animal industry. Commissioner, 
thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance and contingent expenses, a sum clerical 
not exceeding ninety-six hundred dollars. 

For compensation of inspectors of animals, a sum not i^^,*°" °* 
exceeding six thousand dollars. 

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

Approved January 29, 1916. 



(1817, 22; 1834, 51; 1859, 73; 1866, 134; 1884, 221; 1896, 112.) 

An Act to authorize the master, wardens and members QJiap, 23 

OF the grand lodge of masons in MASSACHUSETTS TO 
HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL -\ND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Master, Wardens and jNIembers of the Master, 
Grand Lodge of Masons in Massachusetts may take and otorand^^^" 
hold real estate not exceeding in value five million dollars, Ma*^ong°may 
and personal estate not exceeding in value one million gg°'^te^'*'^*''°'^''' 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 2, 1916. 

[1859,73; 1884,221.] 

An Act to authorize the masonic education and Qha^ 24 

charity trust to hold ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ^' 

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

Section 1. The Masonic Education and Charity Trust Masonic Edu- 
may take and hold funds and property not exceeding in charity Trust 
value five million dollars. additio"nai 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. '^^'''**®- 

Approved February 2, 1916. 



20 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 25, 26. 



Regular police 
force of Natick 
to be under 
civil service. 

To be sub- 
mitted to 



[1900, 133.] 

Chap. 25 An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service 
law to the regular police force of the low^ of 
natick. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The regular police force of the town of 
Natick shall be subject to the civil service laws and the 
regulations made thereunder. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the legal voters of the said town present 
and voting thereon at any town meeting duly called for the 
purpose. If this. act is submitted to the voters of the town 
of Natick at an annual town meeting, the following question 
shall be placed upon the official ballot used for the election 
of town officers : — " Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen to extend 
the civil service laws to the regular police force in the town 
of Natick be accepted?" 

Section 3. The provisions of chapter eight hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, and amendments thereto, in so far as the same 
are inconsistent herewith, shall not affect the proceedings 
under this act. 

Section 4. So much of this act as provides for its sub- 
mission to the voters of the town of Natick shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved February 2, 1916. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
not to apply. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



Chap. 26 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 
OF veterans of the civil war, prison officers and 

CERTAIN others RETIRED FROM THE SERVICE OF THE 
COMMON^\^EALTH AND OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES INJURED IN 
THE COURSE OF THEIR EMPLOYMENT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes specified, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the compensation of veterans of the civil war and 
certain others formerlv in the service of the commonwealth 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Retired 
veterans, etc 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 27. 21 

and now retired from that service, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-six 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 fourteen thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of district police officers formerly Retired dis- 
in the service of the commonwealth and now retired, a sum office^" "'^ 
not exceeding twenty-three hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

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

soldiers Home. 

sum not exceedmg five hundred dollars. 

For the compensation of certain women formerly employed ^o^e^if 
bv the sergeant-at-arms in cleaning the state house and now employees of 
retired, as authorized by chapter seven hundred and eleven arms. 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum 
not exceeding ten hundred and ninety-two dollars. 

For the compensation of certain public employees for injured 
injuries sustained in the course of their employment, a ^'^p"^®^^- 
sum not exceeding twelve thousand dollars. 

For the payment of annuities to soldiers and others, a Annuities to 
sum not exceeding eleven thousand five hundred and fifty- *° "^"-^^'^ 
two dollars. 

For certain pensions, the sum of two hundred and eighty Pensions. 
dollars. 

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

Ayiyroved February J^, 1916. 



Chap. 27 



An Act making appropriations for the payment of 

STATE and military AID AND EXPENSES IN CONNECTION 

therewith. 
Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- *'°°®- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purposes 
specified, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth daj'^ of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner of state aid and pensions, commissioner, 
twenty-seven hundred dollars. ^"''"■*'' 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner, twenty-one Deputy, 
hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of a special agent, nine hundred dollars. special agent. 



22 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 28, 29. 



Clerks. 



Incidental, etc. 
expenses. 

Reimburse- 
ment of cities 
and towns. 



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

For incidental and contingent expenses, to include neces- 
sary travel, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars. 

For reimbursement to cities and towns for money paid 
on account of state and military aid to Massachusetts 
volunteers and their families, a sum not exceeding seven hun- 
dred and twenty thousand dollars, the same to be paid on 
or before the fifteenth day of November in the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen. 

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

Approved February 4, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 28 A^ -^ct making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE COMMISSIONER OF 
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the commissioner of weights 
and measures, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, two thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of inspectors, nine thousand dollars. 

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

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

1916. 



Commissioner, 

salary. 

Inspectora. 

Clerical 

services. 



Approved February 4, 



Chap. 29 An Act ]vl\king appropriations for the Massachusetts 

AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and six- 
teen, to wit: — 

For maintenance and current expenses, payable in equal 
quarterly instalments, a sum not exceeding three hundred 
and twenty-five thousand dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, Massa- 
chusetts Agri- 
cultural 
College, 



Maintenance. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 30, 31. 23 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trustees. Travelling 
a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars. expenses, 

For printing and binding the reports of the trustees, a Printing and 
sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. '° "^^' 

For the inspection of commercial feed stuffs, six thousand J^e^^^^g °^ 
dollars. 

To meet the costs 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 February 4, 1916. 

An Act making an appropriation for expenses of the (JJiqj) 39 
homestead commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of thirty-three hundred dollars is Appropria- 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the stead ^°'^^' 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, to meet the commission. 
compensation of members, and to pay the clerical ^nd 
other expenses of the homestead commission, during the 
year ending November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen. 

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

Approved February 4, 1916. 

An Act making an appropriation for the payment of (JJiqj) ^1 

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 Appropriation 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- o°ainf3^arili'ng° 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, as authorized by section fir"emen,''etc°^ 
seventy-seven of chapter 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 department of a city or town, or of members in active 
service of any incorporated protective department, or of 
any person doing fire dutj^ at the request of or by order of 
the authorities of a town which has no organized fire de- 
partment, or of any person performing the duties of fireman 
in such town, who are killed or who die from injuries received 
while in the discharge of their duties at fires, during the 



24 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 32, 33. 



fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A'pi:)roved February If., 1916. 



Chap. 32 An Act making appropriations for the board of dental 

EX.UIINERS. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Members, 
salaries. 
Clerical serv- 
ices, etc. 



Be it etiacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the board of dental examiners, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of members, seventeen hundred dollars. 

For clerical services, postage, printing, travelling and 
other necessary expenses, to include printing the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

Am)roved February 4, 1016. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 33 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of 
supervising life insurance departments in savings 

BANKS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, under the direction of the 
trustees of the General Insurance Guaranty Fund, for 
necessary expenses in connection with the supervision of 
life insurance departments in savings banks, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the actuary, twenty-four hundred 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the medical director, twenty-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant medical director, six hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, fifteen hundred dollars. 



Actuary, 
salary. 



A.ssistant 
actuary. 



Medical 
director. 



Assistant med- 
ical director. 



Secretary. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 34, 35. 25 

For the rent of offices, a sum not exceeding four hundred ^^^^ °^ offices. 
and eighty-six dollars. 

For publicity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and Pu^^i'c'tJ- 
sixty-eight of the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, twenty-five hiuidred dollars. 

For other necessary expenses, a sum not exceeding sixty- other 
four hundred dollars. expen^e3. 

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

Approved February 4., 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (Jjifjj^ 34 

PENSES in the office OF THE STATE EXAMINERS OF 

electricians. 
Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, upon the approval of the 
state examiners of electricians, as provided by chapter two 
hundred and ninety-six of the General Acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, for the fiscal year ending on 
the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, to wit: — 

For salaries and compensation of employees, a sum not Employees, 
exceeding thirty-two hundred and forty dollars. 

For office, travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum office 
not exceeding thirty-seven hundred and sixty dollars. expenses, etc. 

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

Approved February If., 1916. 

[1848, 269; 1901. 243; 1903, 363; 1906, 145; 1914, 378.] 

An Act to establish a part of the harbor line in the (jhnr) 35 

CITY OF NEW BEDFORD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The line hereinafter described at or near Part of hariwr 
the westerly end of the New Bedford and Fairhaven bridge x'cVBedtord 
in New Bedford harbor in the city of New Bedford shall be e^t^'^"^i»<^'i 
and the same is hereby established as a harbor line beyond 
which no wharf, pier or other structure shall be extended 
into or over the tide waters of said harbor. Beginning at a 
point in the harbor line established by chapter one hundred 
and forty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six on the south side of the New Bedford and Fairhaven 



26 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 36, 37. 



Repeal. 



bridge at a point eight and five tenths feet easterly from 
the face of the New Bedford abutment of said bridge at the 
level of ordinary high water; thence running northerly four 
hundred and fifty feet in the line described by said act; 
thence running northerly about five hundred and forty feet 
to the intersection of a line drawn easterly by the north side 
of Garfield and Proctor's wharf, so-called, with the harbor 
line established by chapter two hundred and sixty-nine of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-eight. 

Section 2. That part of the harbor line in said harbor 
established by chapter one hundred and forty-five of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and six and by chapter 
two hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and forty-eight upon the part of the harbor frontage 
covered by the line estabhshed by this act is hereby super- 
seded. 

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

Approved February 4, 1916. 

[1825,84; 1859,154; 1867,26; 1872,340; 1874,204; 1902, 173;' 1908,240; 1910,113; 1912,484.] 

Chap. 36 An Act relative to the composition of the board of 

TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. So much of section one of chapter eighty- 
four of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and twenty- 
five as requires the filling of vacancies in the board of trustees 
of Amherst College in such manner that said board shall 
consist of seven clergymen and ten laymen is hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of 
August, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Approved February 4, 10 IG. 

[1914, 687.] 

Chap. 37 An Act relative to the trustees of the public library 

OF the city of revere. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-one of chapter six hundred 
and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen is hereby amended by striking out the last 
sentence, and inserting in place thereof the following: — 
There shall be three trustees of the public library, to be ap- 
pointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the council, 



Board of 
trustees of 
Amherst 
College. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



1914, 687, § 21, 
amended. 



Trustees of 
public library 
of Revere. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 38, 39, 40. 27 

one for the term of three years, one for the term of two 
years and one for the term of one year, and thereafter, 
annually, the mayor shall appoint one member to serve for 
the term of three years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To be sub- 
by the municipal council of the city of Revere, with the TOundi, etc! 
approval of the mayor. Approved February 4, 1916. 

[1916, 42, Spec] 

An Act making an appropriation for the Massachusetts QJiap, 38 

STATE firemen's ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation, 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- strte^Firemen-s 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the jNTassachusetts Association. 
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 February 5, 1916. 

An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance (JJiq^) 39 
of the old provincial state house in the city of 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sum of fifteen hundred dollars is hereby oid provincial 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- maintenance. 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, toward the main- 
tenance of the old provincial 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 February 5, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- ph^j^ aq 
penses in the department of the auditor of the ^' 
commonwealth. 

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 ^'"'"' 



28 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 41. 



Auditor, salary. 
Deputy. 

Second deputy. 

Supervisor of 
accounts. 

Accountant. 
Bookkeeper. 
First clerk. 

Second clerk. 

Additional 
clerks, etc. 

Messenger. 

Printing 
expert. 

Incidental, etc., 
expenses. 



from the ordinary revenue, for the auditor's department, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, 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, three thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary of the supervisor of accounts, twenty-five 
hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the bookkeeper, twenty-two hundred 
dollars. 

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

For the salary of the second clerk, two thousand dollars. 

For additional clerks, examiners and stenographers, a 
sum not exceeding sixteen thousand six hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the messenger, nine hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the state printing expert, a sum not 
exceeding eighteen hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 5, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 41 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE DISTRICT POLICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the district police, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the chief, three thousand dollars. 

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

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

For the salary of a stenographer in the department of the 
chief, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 



Chief, salary. 
First clerk. 
Second clerk. 
Stenographer. 



printing, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 41. 29 

For stenographers in branch oflSces, a sum not exceeding other 

P . 1 1 I 1 11 stenographers. 

lorty-one hundred dollars. 

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



DETECTIVE DEPARTMENT. 

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

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

For the salaries of the stenographers, thirty-two hundred stenographers. 
and fifty-five dollars. 

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

For the compensation of the members, a sum not ex- Members. 
ceeding forty-eight thousand three hundred and seventy- 
eight dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not ex- Travelling 
ceeding fifteen thousand dollars. expenses. 

For special services and expenses of the investigation of Special serv- 

iccs etc. 

fires, including witness fees, travel, contingent and incidental 
expenses, a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For expenses of operating the steamer Lexington, used in steamer 
the enforcement of the fish laws of the commonwealth, a ^exmgton. 
sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars. 

For expert assistance in the enforcement of statutes Expert 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and com- ^^^'^^°''"^^- 
pounds, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars. 

BUILDING INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. 

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

For the salaries of two stenographers, a sum not exceeding stenographers. 
fifteen hundred and thirty-five dollars. 

For the compensation of the members, a sum not exceed- Members, 
ing thirty thousand nine hundred and ninety-four dollars. 

For travelling expenses of the members, a sum not ex- Travelling 
ceeding seven thousand dollars. expenses. 

For maintaining in good condition apparatus for testing Apparatus for 
applicants for moving picture licenses and for furni.shing caniTfor"''''" 
supplies to operate the same, a sum not exceeding three iTcensef.^"''"'^^ 
hundred dollars. 



30 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 42. 



Deputy chief, 
salary. 

Stenographers. 



Members. 



Travelling 
expenses. 

Investigation 
work. 



BOILER INSPECTION DEPARTMENT. 

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

For the salaries of the stenographers, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-nine hundred and eleven dollars. 

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

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

For investigation work, apparatus and maintenance, a 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 



Board of boiler 
rules, salaries. 

Expenses. 



BOARD OF BOILER RULES. 

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 six hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 5, 1916. 



[1916, 37, Spec] 

Chap. 42 An Act relative to the compensation of the council- 
men OF THE CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter six hundred and 
eighty-seven of the acts of the j^ear nineteen hundred and 
fourteen is hereby amended by striking out the second 
sentence in the last paragraph, and inserting in place thereof 
the following: — The councilmen shall receive such salary, 
not exceeding three hundred dollars a year, as the city 
council, with the approval of the mayor, maj^ establish. 
The members of the school committee shall serve without 
compensation, — so that the last paragraph of the said 
section will read as follows: — The council shall consist of 
nine members, until it is otherwise provided. The council- 
men shall receive such salary, not exceeding three hundred 
dollars a year, as the city council, with the approval of the 
mayor, may establish. The members of the school com- 
mittee shall serve without compensation. At every annual 
election thereafter there shall be elected officers to fill 



1914, 6S7, § 6, 
amended. 



Compensation 
of councilmen 
in Revere. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 43, 44. 31 

vacancies, and to succeed those whose terms will expire 
upon the first Monday of January following. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^^ft^^nted 
the city of Revere at the next municipal election, and shall *o ^o^^rs. 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Aiyproved February 5, 1016. 

[1916, 43, Spec] 
[1916, 42, Spec] 

An Act relative to the school committee of the city ^, .„ 

OF REVERE. ^'^^'P' ^^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. At the municipal election in the city of Election of 
Revere in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, there shall miuee in 
be elected, in addition to the members of the school com- 
mittee now provided for, three members to serve as follows : — 
one for a term of one year, one for a term of two years and 
one for a term of three years, and at every municipal election 
thereafter their successors shall be elected to serve for 
terms of three years. The mayor shall be a member of the 
school committee ex officio. 

Section 2. So much of section forty-six of chapter six Repeal, 
hundred and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen as is inconsistent herewith is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its acceptance to he sub- 
by the municipal council of the city of Revere, with the council ,'etc!*^ 
approval of the mayor. Approved February 5, 191G. 

[1916, 101, Spec] 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Chap. 44 
penses est the judicial department of the common- 
wealth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloios: . 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth 
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 sixteen, to wit: — 



32 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 44. 



Chief justice 
and associate 
justices, 
salaries. 

Retired 

justices. 

Clerk. 

Clerical assist- 
ance to clerk. 
Clerical assist- 
ance 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 justice 
and of the six associate justices, seventy-four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salaries of the retired justices, thirty thousand 
three hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

For the salary of the clerk, three thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the clerk, eight hundred dollars. 

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

For expenses of the supreme judicial court, a sum not ex- 
ceeding 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. 



Chief justice 
and associate 
justices, 
salaries, etc. 

Assistant 
clerk. 

Printing docu- 
ments, 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. 



Judge of 
probate and 
insolvency, 
Barnstable. 
Berkshire. 

Bristol. 



Dukes 
County. 



Essex. 



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. 

For the salary of the judge for the county of Bristol, 
forty-five hundred dollars. 

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

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



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 44. 33 

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

For the salary of the judge for the county of Hampden, Hampden. 
forty-one 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 jNliddle- Middlesex. 
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, five Norfolk. 
thousand dollars. 

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

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

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

For the salaries of the retired judges, a sum not exceeding Retired 
twenty-three hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

For the compensation of judges acting in other counties Judges acting 
than their own, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars, counties. 

For the salarv of the register for the county of Barnstable, Register of 

,,i,,, "^ probate and 

Sixteen hundred dollars. insolvency, 

For the salary of the register for the county of Berkshire, Berksw/o.'^ 
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, one thousand dollars. ounty. 

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-four hundred dollars. 

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

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

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

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



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Plymouth. 

Suftolk. 

Worcester. 



Assistant 
regi.ster, 
Bar us table. 

Berkshire. 



Bristol. 

Essex. 

Franklin. 

Hampden. 

Hampshire. 

Middlesex. 

Norfolk. 
Plymouth. 
Suffolk. . 
Worcester. 



Clerical 

assistance, 

Barnstable. 

Berkshire. 



Bristol. 



Dukes 
County. 



Essex. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 44. 

For the salary of the register for the. county of Plymouth, 
twenty-four 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 count}- 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, seventeen hundred 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, sixteen hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the assistant register for the county of 
Plymouth, twelve 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. 

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

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



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 44. 35 

For clerical assistance to the register for the count}'' of Franklin. 
Franklin, a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars. 

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

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

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of M'^d'esex. 
]\Iiddlesex, 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 Norfolk. 
Norfolk, a sum not exceeding thirty-six hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of P'ynwuth. 
Plymouth, a sum not exceeding twenty-two hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance to the register for the county of s^^ffon^- 
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 county of C'erk of 
Suffolk, fourteen hundred dollars. SMffoik! 

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS. 

For the salary of the district attorney for the Suffolk District attor- 
district, seven thousand dollars. dLst'rict! 

For the salaries of the first, second and third assistant As.si3tunts. 
district attorneys for the Suffolk district, eleven thousand 
four himdred dollars. 

For the salaries of the deputy assistants of the district ^Xt*nts 
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. 

For the salary of the deputy assistant district attorney for Deputy 
the northern district, a sum not exceeding eighteen hundred "^^'^ 
dollars. 

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

P^'or the salary of the assistant district attorney for the Assi.stani. 
eastern district, two thousand dollars. 



36 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 45. 



Sovitheastern 
district. 



Assistant. 



Second 
assistant. 



Soutliprn 
district. 



Assistant. 



Middle 
district. 



Assistant. 



Western 
district. 



Northwestern 
district. 



Travelling 
expenses. 



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 second assistant district attorney 
for the southeastern district, twelve hundred 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 travelling expenses necessarily incurred by the district 
attorneys, except in the Suffolk district, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 



Commission, 
salaries, etc. 



COMMISSION ON PROBATION. 

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

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

Approved February 5, 1916. 



Chap. 45 An Act making an appropriation for the publication 

OF A RECORD OF MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 
WHO SERVED IN THE W^AR OF THE REBELLION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of twelve thousand six hundred 
thirty-three dollars and sixteen cents is hereby appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for expenses in connection with the publi- 
cation 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 sixteen. 

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

Approved February 5, 1916. 



Publication of 
record of 
Massachusetts 
soldiers and 
sailors, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 46, 47. 37 



An Act to enlarge the purpose of the milton con- nhnr) 46 

VALESCENT HOME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The purpose of the Milton Convalescent Purpose of 
Home, subject to the provisions of chapter one hundred and vaiescent 
twenty-five of the Revised Laws, shall, on and after the en^ai'ged. 
passage of this act, include the furnishing of medical and 
surgical aid and other service of a similar character to 
persons of both sexes, adults, children and infants, and the 
establishment and maintenance of a hospital, convalescent 
home, out-patient department, dispensary, ambulance service 
and any other department or service of a similar nature. 

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

Approved February 5, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- nh„^ 47 
penses in the department of the insurance commis- 

SIGNER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- *''°°^- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses 
in the department of the insurance commissioner, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the commissioner, five thousand dollars, commissioner. 

For the salary of the deputy commissioner, thirty-five ^''''*'"^' 
hundred dollars. "^"^^ ^' 

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

For the salary of an additional examiner, twenty-five Additional 

hundred dollars. examiner. 

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

For the salary of the assistant actuary, two thousand Assistant 
dollars. 

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

For additional clerks and assistants, a sum not exceeding Additional 
fifty-five thousand nine hundred seventy-four dollars and '''''''''^" 
seventy-eight cents. 

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



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Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 48. 



Annual 
report. 



For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding seventy-nine hundred dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1916. 



Chap. 48 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES of the PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION. 



Appropriations 



Commis- 
sioners, salaries 



Secretaries. 



Accounting 
department. 

Inspection 
department. 

Clerical 
assistance, etc. 

Engineers. 



Tariff 
department. 



Telephone 
department. 



Experts. 



Stenographic 
reports. 

Office rent, etc. 



Annual reports. 



Stationery, 
books, etc. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, 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 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, to wit : — 

For 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 accounting department, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-five hundred dollars. 

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

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

For salaries and expenses of engineers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand three hundred dollars. 

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

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

For salaries and expenses of experts, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred 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 
contingent expenses, a siun not exceeding eleven thousand 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 7, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 49, 50. 39 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- QJiap, 49 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE BANK COMMIS- 
SIONER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses 
in the department of the bank commissioner, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, five thousand dollars. Commissioner, 

For the salary of the- deputy commissioner, thirty-five ^ep'ItV. 
hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of examiners, clerks, experts and other Examiners, 
assistants, a sum not exceeding seventy-three thousand one 
hundred twelve dollars and fifty cents. 

For printing, stationery, office supplies, travelling and ftationlrV, etc 
other expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty thousand dollars. 

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

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

Approved February 7, 1916. 

[1892, 3C0.] 

An Act relative to the school committee of the town Chap. 50 

OF DENNIS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the town of Dennis Membership 
shall hereafter consist of five members. In addition to the committee 
member to be elected at the annual town meeting in March, 
in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, there shall be 
elected two additional members, one to hold office for a 
term of three years, and the other for a term of two years, 
from the date of said town meeting. Thereafter, at every 
annual town meeting there shall be elected for the term of 
three vears as manv members as there are vacancies to be 
filled. " 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^fbn^^tted to 
the town of Dennis at the annual town meeting in March, voters, etc. 
in the year nineteen hundrf'd and sixteen in the form of the 
following question to ])e placed uixjii the ballot: — " Shall an 



40 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 51, 52. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, entitled 'An Act relative to the school com- 
mittee of the town of Dennis' be accepted?" And it shall 
take effect if accepted by a majority of the voters voting 
thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Section .3. For the purpose of being submitted to the 
voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1916. 



Certain vote of 
town of Oak 
Bluffs ratified. 



[1915, 173, Gen'1.1 

Chap. 51 An Act to ratify the vote of the town of oak bluffs 

APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SENGE- 
KONTACKET BRIDGE AND TO BORROW MONEY THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The vote passed by the town of Oak Bluffs 
at a town meeting held on INIay tenth, nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, appropriating the sum of four thousand dollars 
for the purpose of paying its portion of the cost of con- 
structing Sengekontacket bridge, is hereby ratified and 
confirmed, and the town is hereby authorized to borrow 
money in accordance with said vote; and the treasurer, 
with the approval of the selectmen, may, without further 
action of the town, issue bonds or notes of the town there- 
for. 

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

Approved Fehrnary 7, 1916. 



[1915, 173, Gen'l.] 

Chap. 52 An Act to provide for validating the issue of certain 
bonds by the town of edgartown. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. The issue of bonds to the amount of three 
thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine dollars by the town 
of P^dgartown, under a vote of the town, for the purpose of 
paying its share of building the Sengekontacket bridge, as 
authorized by chapter one hundred and seventy-three of 
the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
is hereby ratified and declared valid. 

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

Approved February 7, 1916. 



Issue of certain 
bonds by town 
of Edgartown 
validated. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 53, 54, 55. 41 



An Act to authorize the city of somerville to pay a Chav. 53 

PENSION TO ARTHUR MURLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Somerville is hereby authorized ^me?tiiie 
to pay Arthur IMurley, an employee in the highway de- may pay a 

'•^ ., • -ipi /•(> "^ pension to 

partment oi that city tor a period or about hrty years, a Arthur Muriey. 
pension at the rate of nine dollars a week for the remainder 
of his life. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance xo be sub- 
by the city council of said city, Avith the approval of the couMii,*^tc!*^ 
mayor. Approved February 7, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the city of somerville to pension (Jjidjj 54 

WILLIAM STERN. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^' follows: 

Section 1. The city of Somerville is hereby authorized gon'^g^^.jug 
to pay to William Stern, a call fireman of that city, who was "Vm^. pension 

^' ,.. i-i p pi'i*^ William Stern. 

permanently mjured m the perrormance 01 his duty, a sum 
not exceeding four hundred and fifty dollars as an annual 
pension. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect U})on its acceptance to be sub- 
by the city council of the city, with the approval of the coundi^etc'.*^'^ 
mayor. Approved February 7, 1916. 

[1914, 289.1 

An Act to authorize the town of palmer to pay money (Jjidj) 55 

TO THE WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Palmer is hereby authorized nT'°°L„,r 

• , raliner may 

to raise by taxation and to pay annually or otherwise to }y'>' "\'j"*'^*'?, 
the Wing jNlemorial Hospital Association, to be used for the Hospital asso- 
charitable purposes of the association in said town, such 
sums, not exceeding two thousand dollars, as may be ap- 
propriated by the town by a two thirds vote at an annual 
meeting or at a special meeting duly called for the purpose. 

Section 2. No payment shall be made as authorized in Approval of 
the foregoing section except with the approval of the select- req^uired!^ 
men of the town, and all sums so paid shall be expended 
by said association in conformity with such rules aufl regu- 
lations as the selectmen shall from time to time establish 
or approve. 



42 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 56, 57. 



Certain vote of 
town ratified, 



Repeal. 



Section 3. The vote of the town of Palmer at its annual 
meeting held on the first day of February, nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, whereby the sum of one thousand dollars 
was appropriated to be used for the charitable purposes of 
said hospital association, is hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Section 4. Chapter two hundred and eighty-nine of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 
repealed. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 7, 1916. 



Incorporation 
of Cambridge 
Co-operative 
Society 
confirmed. 



Chap. 56 An Act to confikm the incorporation of the Cambridge 

co-operative society. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All the acts of incorporation of the Cam- 
bridge Co-operative Society, and the certificate of incor- 
poration issued by the commonwealth of INIassachusetts on 
the fifteenth day of September in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and all acts 
of the society since the said date, so far as the same would 
be valid and legal had said corporation been formed in 
accordance with the provisions of law, are hereby ratified 
and confirmed. 

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

Approved February 7, 1916. 



Assistant 
assessors to be 
appointed in 
town of 
Arlington. 



Chap. 57 An Act to provide for assistant assessors in the town 

OF ARLINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. The assessors of the town of Arlington shall 
after the next annual town meeting for choice of town 
officers and in the month of INIarch next ensuing, appoint 
from the legal voters of the town assistant assessors, each of 
whom shall serve for one year from the date of his appoint- 
ment, and until his successor is appointed and qualified; 
and thereafter, the assessors of said town shall annually, 
after the annual town meeting and in the month of March, 
appoint from the legal voters assistant assessors, each of 
whom shall serve for one year from the date of his appoint- 
ment, and until his successor is appointed and qualified. 
The said assistant assessors shall be sworn to the faithful 
performance of their duties and shall have the powers and 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 58, 59. 43 

perform the duties prescribed by law for assistant assessors. 

In case of a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the 

term of any assistant assessor, the assessors shall have 

power to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. The com- Compensation, 

pensation of the assistant assessors shall be fixed by the 

assessors. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by a majority of the legal voters of the town of x\rlington voters, etc. 
voting thereon at the next annual meeting of said town. 

A'pproved February 8, 1916. 

An Act relative to the police department of the city (JJiqj) 53 
of haverhill. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The municipal council of the city of Haver- Certain persons 
hill is hereby authorized to elect Stanislas Rainville, now to^memberaWp 
lock-up keeper, and Justin R. Bridgham and James Bolan, depa^rtment 
now drivers of the patrol wagon, to membership in the '^^ Haverhiu. 
police department of the city with the same rating and 
rights under the civil service laws and regulations to which 
they would now be entitled if they had been made regular 
police officers at the time of their first election to the re- 
spective offices which they now hold. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by a majority of the voters voting thereon at the election voters, etc. 
to be held in Haverhill on the twenty-ninth day of February 
in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. The vote shall 
be taken in answer to the following question, which shall be 
printed on the official ballot: — "Shall an act passed by 
the general court in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen 
authorizing the municipal council of the city of Haverhill 
to elect Stanislas Rainville, Justin R. Bridgham and James 
Bolan to membership of the police department be accepted?" 
but so much of this act as provides for its submission to the Time of taking 
voters shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 8, 1916. 

[Accepted February 29, 1916.] 

An Act making appropriations for the board of regis- QJiav 59 
tration in medicine. ' " 

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 ^^°^^' 



44 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 60, 61. 



Members, 
salaries. 



Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Clerical 

services. 



Printing, etc. 



from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and expenses of 
the board of registration in medicine, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, forty-three 
hundred dollars. 

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

For clerical services, the sum of one thousand one hun- 
dred and fifty dollars. 

For printing, postage, office supplies and contingent 
expenses of the members of the board, tp include printing 
the annual report, and for rent of rooms outside the state 
house, a sum not exceeding fourteen hundred and seventy- 
five dollars. 

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

A'p'proved February 9, 1916. 



[1898, 415; 1914, 140.) 

Chap. 60 An Act relative to appropriations by the city of 

BROCKTON FOR THE BROCKTON HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 

forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen 

hereby amended by striking out the word "eight", in 



Appropria- 
tions by city of 
Brockton for 
Brockton hos- 
pital increased. 



IS 

the second line, and inserting in place thereof the word: 
twelve, — so as to read as follows: ^ — Section 1. The city 
of Brockton is hereby authorized to appropriate a sum not 
exceeding twelve thousand dollars a year, to be paid to the 
Brockton Hospital Company toward the maintenance and 
support of the Brockton hospital. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 9, 1916. 



Chap. 61 An Act confirming the locations granted by the town 
of peabody for the electric lines of its electric 
light department. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All lines for the transmission of electricity 
for light, heat or power, heretofore acquired or constructed 
by the electric light department of the town of Peabody 
upon, along, over and under the public ways and places of 



Locations 
granted by 
town of 
Peabody for _ 
certain electric 
lines confirmed 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 62, 63. 45 

said town, and the poles, piers, abutments, conduits and 
other fixtures necessary to sustain or protect the wires of 
said Unes 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 February 9, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the city of holyoke to pay a Chap. 62 

SUM of money to the widow of JOHN J. MANNING. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Holyoke is hereby authorized y^kema^^ily 
to pay to Margaret Manning, widow of John J. Manning, ^""^.j^^™""®^ 
late a lieutenant in the fire department of the city, who lost .John j. 
his life as a result of illness contracted in the performance 
of his duty, a sum of money equal to that which would 
have been due the said Manning had he lived and continued 
in the employ of the city for the remainder of the financial 
year of the city which ends on the thirtieth day of No- 
vember, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Seciion 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance To he sub- 
by the board of aldermen of the city, with the approval of of aldermen, 
the mayor. Approved February 9, 1916. 

[Accepted March 22, 1916.] 

(1873, 154; 1887, 303; 1888, 386; 1890, 317; 1896, 438; 1910, 136; 1912, 355, 381; 1913, 608; 
1914, 149, 400; 1915, 354.) 

An Act relative to the term of ofp^ice of the (Jjiap, 63 
treasurer of the city of holyoke. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The term of office of the treasurer of the Tormofoffice_ 
city of Holyoke shall hereafter, beginning with the mu- city oV 
nicipal year nineteen hundred and seventeen, be three years. "^" *'' 

Section 2. So much of chai)ter four hundred and ^^''f'^''^- 
thirty-eight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety-six as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ;^^Jt^,';^'"''- 
said city at the next annual state election, and shall take voters at next 

*' , . . r, \ ,. State election. 

effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting 
thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved February 9, 1916. 



46 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 64, 65, 66. 



City of 
Chicopee may 
pay sum of 
money to 
widow of 
William 
McQueen. 



To be sub- 
mitted to hoard 
of aldermen, 
etc. 



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

SUM of money to the widow of WILLIAM McQUEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Chicopee is hereby authorized 
to pay a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars to the 
widow of William McQueen, a police officer, who died while 
in the service of the city, on the twenty-seventh day of 
June in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the board of aldermen of said city, with the approval of 
the mayor. Approved February 9, 1916. 

Chap. 65 An Act to validate the purchase of land and the 

CONSTRLXTION OF A RIFLE RANGE BY THE CITY OF ATTLE- 
BORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fertai'nland, Section 1. The acts of the mayor and municipal council 

Attieboro'*"^ °^ of the city of Attleboro, authorizing the purchase of land 
for a rifle range and the construction of a rifle range thereon, 
and all acts done b.y the city pursuant to the authority so 
granted, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and the said 
city may, by purchase or otherwise, acquire such land as 
may be necessary for the completion of the rifle range. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved February 9, 1916. 

[Accepted April 6, 1916.] 



validated. 



To be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Chap. 66 An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pay a 

SUM OF money to THE WIDOW OF JEREMIAH CORKERY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Cam- Section 1. The city of Cambridge is herebv authorized 

bridge may pay j /^ ^i • tt /-i i • i p t '• i /-. i 

sum of money to to pay to Latherme V. Corkery, widow or Jeremiah Lorkery, 
miah Corkery. a suui of moncy cqual to the amount of salary to which the 
said Jeremiah Corkery would have been entitled as superin- 
tendent of streets of the city had he lived and served in 
said capacity until February twenty-nine, nineteen hundred 
and sixteen. 
To be sub- Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

mitted to city . -i i. • i • • i i i p i 

council, etc. by the City council of said city, with the approval or the 
mayor. Approved February 9, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 67, 68, 69. 47 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance Qhnr, gy 

OF THE RUTLAND STATE SANATORIUM. * 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Rutland state 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Rutland state marnt°e"ance. 
sanatorium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonw^ealth, the sum of one hundred seven thou- 
sand ^ve hundred seventy-seven dollars and ninety-two 
cents; and from the treasury of the commonwealth from 
the ordinary revenue, a sum not exceeding eighty-four 
thousand nine hundred twenty-two dollars and eight cents. 

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

Approved February 9, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance (JJiqu ge 

OF THE NORTH READING STATE SANATORIUM. • 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby North Reading 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the North Reading Hum. maln^ 
state sanatorium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth *^»i'*^<=«- 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of fifty thousand five hun- 
dred nineteen dollars and twelve cents; and from the treas- 
ury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a 
sum not exceeding forty thousand nine hundred eighty 
dollars and eighty-eight cents. 

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

Approved February 9, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of pr^ ^q. 

THE WESTFIELD STATE SANATORIUM. ^* 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby westneid state 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Westfield state nSe^nanc'e. 
sanatorium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of sixty-four thousand six 



48 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 70, 71. 



hundred five dollars and fourteen cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand ninety-four dollars 
and eighty-six cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 9, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 70 An Act making appropriations for certain expenses 
OF the trustees of hospitals for consumptives. 

• Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of 
the trustees of the hospitals for consumptives, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the secretary and clerks, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifty-seven himdred seventy dollars and forty- 
eight cents. 

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the trustees, 
to include printing and binding their annual report, a sum 
not exceeding thirty-six 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- 
charged patients, a sum not exceeding twelve hundred 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 9, 1916. 



Secretary and 
clerks, salaries. 



Travelling 
e.Kpenses, etc. 



Agent. 



Trained social 
worker. 



Chap. 71 An Act making appropriations for the lakeville state 

sanatorium. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Lakeville state 
sanatorium, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said sanatorium now in the treasury 
of the commonwealth, the sum of seventy-six thousand 
nine hundred eighty-four dollars and sixty-nine cents; and 
from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 



Lakeville state 

sanatorium, 

maintenance. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps; 72, 73. 49 

revenue, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand fifteen 
dollars and thirty-one cents. 

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

Approved February 9, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of QJidjy 72 

THE MASSACHUSETTS NAUTICAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

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

For the current expenses of the school, a sum not exceeding Current 
sixty-two thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the commissioners, the salary of the Expenses of 
secretary, clerical services, printing, stationery, contingent commissioners. 
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 February 9, 1916. 
< 

An Act making appropriations for the expenses of QJiqj) 73 
the state department of health. 

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, 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 
sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner of health, a sum not Commissioner. 
exceeding seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For general work, including the compensation of the General work, 
health council, salaries of certain assistants, clerks and "^ 
stenographers, and certain travelling and office expenses, a 
sum not exceeding eighteen thousand two hundred and 
forty dollars. 

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

For the salaries and expenses of the division of hygiene, a Division 
sum not exceeding fourteen thousand three hundred dollars. " 'J^'^"**- 



50 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 73. 



Director of 
division of 
communicable 
diseases. 

Epidemiolo- 
gist. 

Inspectors 
of health. 



Diagnostic 
laboratory. 



Manufacture, 
etc., of 
antitoxin. 



Certain 
supplies. 



Director of 
foods and 
drugs. 

Inspection of 
milk, food, etc. 

Slaughtering 
inspection. 



Engineers, 
chemists, etc. 



State examiners 
of plumbers. 



For the salary of the director of the division of com- 
municable diseases, a sum not exceeding four thousand 
dollars. 

For the salary and expenses of an epidemiologist, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries, travelling and other expenses of the 
inspectors of health, a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thou- 
sand three hundred dollars. 

For salaries and expenses for the maintenance of a 
diagnostic laboratory, a sum not exceeding fifty-seven 
hundred and thirty dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in connection with the manu- 
facture and distribution of antitoxin and vaccine lymph, 
and for making certain investigations relative to the Wasser- 
mann test, a sum not exceeding twenty-seven thousand 
two hundred dollars. 

For expenses of supplies to be used in the enforcement of 
the law relative to ophthalmia neonatorum, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the salary 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 
exceeding 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, not including advances to be made 
for branding apparatus for which certain cities and towns 
reimburse the commonwealth. 

For 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 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 effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 10, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 74. 51 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (7/^^-r, 74 

PENSES in the department OF THE STATE BOARD OF 
CHARITY AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER CHARITABLE EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., os follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the state board of charity and for sundry charitable 
expenses, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 



tions. 



STATE BOARD OF CHARITY. 

For expenses, including travelling of members and salaries Members, 
and expenses in the board's central office, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-four thousand dollars. 

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

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the auxiliary Expenses of 
visitors of the board, a sum not exceeding five hundred vi'Jitore.^ 
dollars. , 

For salaries and expenses in the division of state adult state aduit 
poor, a sum not exceeding eighty-two thousand dollars. 

For transportation of state paupers under the charge of Jf'"sJ^u^°'"*'''^'°'' 
the state board of charity, including transportation of paupers. 
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 twenty- 
one thousand dollars. 

For the pavment of suitable aid to mothers with de- Mothers with 

'■- . . dependent 

pendent children, tor the present year and previous years, chihiron. 
a sum not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

For the burial of state paupers by cities and towns, for Burial of state 
the present year and previous years, a sum not exceeding p*"*""-'^- 
eight thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with smallpox and other Dangerous 
diseases dangerous to the public health, for the present 
year and previous years, a sum not exceeding eight}' thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the support of sick state paupers by cities a'nd towns, sick state 
for the present year and previous years, the same to include i''*"''"''''- 
cases of wife settlement, a sum not exceeding ninety thou- 
sand dollars. 



52 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 75. 



Temporary 
aid, ete. 



State minor 
wards. 



Tuition of 

certain 

children. 



Indigent and 
neglected 
children, etc. 



Unsettled 
pauper infants. 



For temporary aid given to state paupers and shipwrecked 
seamen by cities and towns, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars. 

For salaries and expenses in the division of state minor 
wards, a sum not exceeding ninety-seven thousand five 
hundred dollars. 

For tuition in the public schools, including transportation 
to and from school of children boarded or bound out by the 
state board of charity, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding sixty-four 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 
same, a sum not exceeding five hundred sLxty thousand 
dollars. 

For the support and transportation of unsettled pauper 
infants in infant asylums, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 10, 1916. 



Appropria' 
tions. 



Chap. 75 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SERGE.VNT-AT-ARMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth 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, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

For the salary of the sergeant-at-arms, thirty-five hun- 
dred dollars. 

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

For the salary of additional clerks, the sum of twenty- 
nine hundred dollars. 

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

For the salaries of the chief engineer and other employees 
in the engineer's department, a sum not exceeding forty 
thousand nine hundred and forty dollars. 



Sergeant-at- 
arms, salary 



First clerk. 



Additional 
clerks. 



Cashier. 



Chief engineer 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 76. 53 

For the salaries of the watchmen and assistant watch- Watchmen and 

,. . , ,1 J I 11 assistants. 

men, a sum not exceedmg nmeteen thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of the messengers, porters and office boy, Messengers, 
a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand four hundred and p""^*"'^' 
fifty dollars. 

For the salary of the matron, a sum not exceeding eight Matron, 
himdred and fifty dollars. 

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

For incidental and contingent expenses and for mailing incidental 
legislative bulletins, a sum not exceeding eight hundred '^^'p®"^®^- 
dollars. 

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

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

For heat, light and power, including coal, water, gas and ^j^powen 
removal of ashes, a sum not exceeding forty thousand dollars. 

For the care of the state house and grounds, including Care of state 

n . . 1 • . 1 e 11 house, etc. 

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-five thousand 
dollars. 

For new furniture and fixtures, a sum not exceeding fifty New furniture, 

etc 

thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 10, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for expenses in con- Qjmnj 7q 

NECTION with THE RETIREMENT SYSTEM FOR THE EM- 
PLOYEES OF THE COMMONW^EALTH. 

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 ment .system 
from the ordinary revenue, for expenses in connection with o7common-' 
the retirement system for certain employees of the com- wealth. 
mon wealth, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the necessary expenses of administration, including Expenses of 
clerical services, office supplies and expenses, a sum not ex- ti^n.'"'^*^"^"" 
ceeding ten thousand dollars. 



ees 



54 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 77, 78. 

and Mnsimis^^ To provide foF the necessary annuity funds and pensions 
for employees retired from the state service, a sum not ex- 
ceeding thirty-seven thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 10, 1916. 

[1910, 344.1 

Chap. 77 An Act to enlarge the powers of the methodist 

MINISTERS relief ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

imendtd ^ ^' Scction ouc of chaptcr three hundred and forty-four of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "retired", in the 
seventh line, the words: — and the wives of Methodist 
ministers, — so as to read as follows: — Section 1. The 

Powersof Mcthodist jMiuistcrs Relief Association, a corporation duly 

Methodist . , . , . ,,, i i • j j^ i ^ 

Ministers Relief organized HI this commonwealtli and subject to chapter one 
Tm^t^Assock- hundred and nineteen of the Revised Laws, is hereby re- 
tion enlarged, j^corporatcd as tlic IMcthodist T^Iinisters Relief Insurance 
and Trust Association, for the purpose of insuring the lives 
of INIethodist ministers, either active or retired, and the 
wives of Methodist ministers, or granting to them endow- 
ments or annuities, with all the powers of a mutual life 
insurance company, and for the further purpose of the care, 
management and disposition of funds now held or which 
may hereafter be contributed or bequeathed for the relief 
in any proper contingency of Methodist ministers, their 
widows, children and dependents, and for defraying the 
expenses of sickness and burial; with such powers of a trust 
company as may be necessary to carry out these purposes. 
The said corporation shall be subject to the provisions of 
chapter five hundred and seventy-six of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and seven and of any amendments thereto, 
so far as the same are applicable. 

A'pyroved February 10, 1916. 

Chap. 78 An Act to authorize the city of lynn to appropriate 

MONEY FOR THE LYNN HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Lynn Section 1. The city of Lyuu is hereby authorized to 
ate money for raisc annually, by taxation, a sum of money not exceeding 
ynn ospi a . ^^^^ thousaucl dollars, and to appropriate the same toward 

the maintenance of the Lynn hospital. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 79. * 55 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^^1^^^"*" 
the city of Lynn at the city election in the current year, and voters, etc. 
shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon. Approved February 10, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and (Jfidr, 79 

EXPENSES of the BOARD OF HARBOR AND LAND COM- 
MISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- ^^°^^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the board of harbor 
and land commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, eighty-seven hun- commis- 
dred dollars. ''°'^""' ^*'^"^^- 

For travelling and other necessar>' expenses, a sum not Travelling 

1. 1 11 1 noi 1*11 expenses, etc. 

exceedmg seven hundred and nity dollars. 

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

For incidental and contingent office expenses, to include incidental 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ''"p®'^^^- 
two thousand dollars. 

For surveys of harbors, for improving and preserving the surveys of 
same, and for repairing damages occasioned by storms along ^'*''^°"' ^^''■ 
the coast line or river banks of the commonwealth, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

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

For furnishing and maintaining suitable quarters for the Quarters for 
port warden of Gloucester and Rockport, as authorized by Gloucester and 
chapter seven hundred and forty-seven of the acts of the R°<=''P°''t- 
year nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not exceeding 
fifty dollars. 

For re-establishing and permanently marking certain Marking certain 
triangulation points and sections established by order of the porntl"ete?'' 
land court, as provided in section one of chapter two hundred 
and twenty-three of the General Acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 10, 1016. 



56 • Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 80, 81, 82. 



Chcip. 80 An Act making appropriations for the salary and ex- 
penses OF THE SUPERVISOR OF LOAN AGENCIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropna- 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 in the 
oflfice of the supervisor of loan agencies, during the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 
luaryT'^°'' Fo^ the Salary of the supervisor of loan agencies, thirty- 

five hundred dollars. 
aisYstence. ^^^ clerical assistance, rent and other necessary expenses 

of the supervisor of loan agencies, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-two hundred and eighty-five dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 10, 1916. 

Chap. 81 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE MASSACHUSETTS HOSPITAL SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

RTta^"schooi, Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

maintenance. ' appropriated, for the maintenance of the JNIassachusetts 

hospital school, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 

day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 

the commomvealth, the sum of forty-five thousand two 

hundred fifty-five dollars and ninety-two cents; and from 

the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 

a sum not exceeding thirty-eight thousand three hundred 

ninety-five dollars and eight cents. 

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

Approved February 10, 1916. 

[1830,44; 1838, 131; 1874,343.] 

Chap. 82 An Act relative to the charitable association of the 

boston fire department. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

etc!!' amended. Section 1. Scction ouc of chapter forty-four of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and thirty is hereby amended 
by striking out the words "receive injury in the discharge 
of their duties, as members of the Boston Fire Department", 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 83. 57 

in the ninth, tenth and eleventh Hnes, and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — become incapacitated, either through 
sickness or injury, from performing their duty as members 
of the Boston Fire Department or of the Boston Protective 
Department, — so as to read as follows: — Sec. 1. Be ^^ ^^^cbtiJfn of 
enacted by the Senate and House of Representatnes, in General Boston Fire 
Court assembled, and. by the authority of the same, That Edward incorporation, 
G. Prescott, George Dearborn, and Jonathan A. Davis, with 
their associates and successors, be, and they hereby are in- 
corporated, by the name of the Charitable Association of 
the Boston Fire Department, for the purpose of affording 
relief to such of their members as may at any time become 
incapacitated, either through sickness or injury, from per- 
forming their duty as members of the Boston Fire Depart- 
ment or of the Boston Protective Department, or to their 
fam.ilies, in the event of their decease, and by that name 
may sue and be sued, and may have and use a common 
seal. 

Section 2. The term "members of the Boston Fire certain persons 
Department" as used in section one of chapter forty-four of ""'^ ^'' 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and thirty, sections one 
and two of chapter one hundred and thirty-one of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and thirty-eight, and all other 
amendments thereto as well as in section one of this act, 
shall include the chief of department, deputy chiefs, district 
chiefs, captains, lieutenants, engineers, assistant engineers, 
hosemen and laddermen. 

Section 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent here- Repeal. 
with are hereby repealed. 

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

Ajjproved February 10, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the corporation of the members Chap. 83 

OF the catholic association of LOWELL, MASS., TO HOLD 
REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Corporation of the Members of the Corporation of 
Catholic Association of Lowell, Mass., a fraternal benefit theCathoiic 
society, is hereby authorized to hold real estate to an amount 'Loweii!*MM3., 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and to invest an amount 
not exceeding twenty per cent of its death finid in the same. 

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

Ap2^f'ovcd February 10, 1910. 



may hold real 
estate, etc. 



58 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 84, 85. 



Town of 
Plymouth may 
establislx fire 
department. 



Duties of fire 
commissioner. 



[1835, 53; 1903, 140.) 

Chap. 84 An Act relatr'e to the fire department of the town 

OF PLYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Plymouth is hereby authorized 
to estabHsh a fire department, to be under the control and 
direction of one fire commissioner, who shall be appointed 
by the selectmen for a term of three years. He shall signify 
his acceptance in writing and shall receive no salary. He 
shall serve until his successor is appointed and may be re- 
moved for cause by the selectmen at any time after a hearing. 
The fire commissioner shall have charge of extinguishing 
fires in said town and the protection of life and property in 
case of fire, and he shall purchase and keep in repair all 
apparatus used by the fire department. He shall have and 
exercise all the powers and discharge all the duties conferred 
or imposed by statute upon boards of engineers for towns, 
and he shall appoint a chief of department and such other 
officers and firemen as he may think necessary, and may 
remove the same at any time. He shall have full and absolute 
authority in the administration of the department, shall 
make all rules and regulations for its control, shall report to 
the selectmen from time to time as they may require, and 
shall annually report to the town the condition of the de- 
partment, with his recommendations relative thereto. In 
the expenditure of money the fire commissioner shall be 
subject to such limitations as the town may prescribe. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage 
so far as its submission to the voters of the town of Plymouth 
is concerned, but shall not take full effect until it has been 
accepted by a majority of the voters of said town present 
and voting thereon at a town meeting duly called for the 
purpose. Approved February 10, 1916. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to 
voters, etc. 



[1886, 235; 1889, 382; 1904, 457; 1911, 91; 1912, 188; 1914, 133.] 

Chap. 85 An Act to provide for the appointment of a superin- 
tendent OF PUBJ^IC WORKS IN THE TOWN OF SAUGUS AND 
TO ABOLISH THE WATER BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Board of water Section 1. The powcrs and duties conferred by chapter 

commissioners ^ « i • i i i J 

of saugus ninety-one of the acts oi the year nmeteen hundred and 

abolished. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 85. 59 

eleven upon the water commissioners of the town of Saiigus 
are hereby vested in the selectmen of the said town; and the 
board of water commissioners is hereby abolished. 

Section 2. The selectmen of the town of Saugus are Superintendent 
hereby authorized to appoint for a term of three years a appointnJntV^' 
superintendent of public works w^ho shall perform, under ^*'''- 
their authority and direction, the duties of the present water 
commissioners, and shall also, subject to the authority and 
direction of the selectmen, perform the duties of the select- 
men with respect to the construction, maintenance and 
repair of streets, ways, bridges, sidewalks, monuments at 
the termini and angles of roads, guide posts, drains, water 
mains and ser^•ices, and any pipes or fixtures through which 
water is supplied. The superintendent of public works so Qualifications. 
appointed shall be a person specially fitted by education, 
training or experience to perform the work devolving upon 
him. He shall be sworn to the faithful and impartial per- 
formance of his duties by the chairman of the board of 
selectmen, or by the town clerk or by a justice of the peace 
and shall receive such compensation as the board of select- . 
men may determine. 

Section 3. A majority of the board of selectmen may. Removal, etc. 
after notice, and a hearing, if he shall so request, remove 
the superintendent of public works by filing a written state- 
ment with the town clerk setting forth in detail the specific 
reasons for his removal, a copy of which shall be delivered 
or mailed to the superintendent. 

Section 4. Any vacancy in the office of superintendent vacancy, 
of public works shall be filled in the manner provided above 
for the remainder of the term. Pending such appointment, 
the board of selectmen may designate a person to perform 
temporarily the duties of the office. 

Section 5. This act shall be submitted to the voters of Acttobesub- 

P 1 1 • • 1 mitted to 

the town of Saugus at the next annual town election in the voters, etc. 
form of the following question, to be placed upon the official 
ballot: — "Shall the act passed by the general court in the 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, abolishing the water 
l)()ard and establishing a superintendent of public works 
in the town of Saugus be accepted by the town?" and if a 
majority of the \'oters present and voting thereon vote in 
the affirmative, this act shall thereupon take effect. But 
so much thereof as authorizes its submission to the voters 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 15, 1016. 



60 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 86, 87. 



(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, 446; 1911, 708; 1912, 195; 1913, 337, 363, 389; 1914, 128, 274, 489, 738; 1915, 
189 Spec, 300 Spec] 

Chap. 86 An Act relative to the use of public school property 

OF THE city of BOSTON FOR SOCIAL, CIVIC AND OTHER 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter one hundred and 
ninety-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve, is hereby amended by striking out the words "that 
no admission fee is charged and", in the tenth hne, so as to 
read as follows: — Section 1. For the purpose of promoting 
the usefulness of the public school property of the city of 
Boston, the school committee of that city may conduct 
such educational and recreative activities in or upon school 
property under its control, and shall allow the use thereof 
by individuals and associations, subject to such regulations 
as the school committee may establish, for such educational, 
recreative, social, civic, philanthropic and similar purposes 
as the committee may deem to be for the interest of the 
community: lirovided, that such use shall not interfere or 
be inconsistent with the use of the premises for school 
purjjoses. 

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

Ajjproved February 16, 1916. 

[1916, 257, Spec] 



1912, 195, § 1, 
amended . 



Use of public 
school prop- 
erty in Boston 
for social, civic 
and other 
purposes. 



Proviso. 



[1852, 73; 1868, 267; 1880, 58; 1887, 35; 1904, 154.] 

Chav. 87 A^ ^CT TO authorize the boston young men's christian 

ASSOCIATION to INCREASE ITS HOLDINGS OF REAL AND 
PERSONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston Young Men's Christian Associa- 
tion is hereby authorized to hold real and personal estate 
to an amount not exceeding three million dollars. 

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

Approved February 16, 1916. 



Boston Y. M. 
C. A. may in- 
crease its hold- 
ings of real and 
personal 
property. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 88, 89. 61 



[1914, 738.) 

An Act relative to commitment of certain offenders Chap. 8^ 
IN disciplinary day schools in the city of boston. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter seven hundred anfl amendld ^ ^' 
thirty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fourteen is hereby amended by striking out the word "fif- 
teen", in the seventh Hne, and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — sixteen, — • so as to read as follows : — Section 6. ^f°^rti*^^''* 
An inmate of any such school who persistently \^iolates the offenders in 
reasonable regulations thereof, or who is generally of in- day schools in 
decent or immoral conduct, or who otherwise grossly mis- 
behaves, so as to render himself an unfit subject to attend 
such school, may, upon complaint by an attendance officer 
or by the officer in control of such school and conviction 
thereof, if under sixteen years of age, be committed to the 
Suffolk School for Boys: jjroinded, however, that in no case Proviso. 
shall the sentence be for a period of more than two years. 

Section 2. ■ The provisions of section four of chapter six Certain pro- 

,,.. i>i PI • visions not 

hundred and thirty-nnie of the acts oi the year nmeteen to apply. 
hundred and eight which provides that no boy who is more 
than fifteen years of age shall be committed to the Suffolk 
School for Boys shall not apply to this act. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayinoved February 16, 1916. 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum QJidj) gg 

of money to the mother of RALPH T. SHEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pav a sum of monev not exceeding five thousand dollars to "fmonev^o'" 
Nora V. Shea, mother of Ralph T. Shea. The said Ralph 'Cph'x^shea. 
T. Shea was accidently shot by a policeman of the city of 
Boston and died in consequence. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by the city council of Boston, with the approval of the council, etc. 
mayor. Approved February 17, 1916. 

[Accepted March 16, 1916.) 



62 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 90, 91, 92. 



Chap, 90 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE PRISON CAMP AND HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

anThoapiud, Section 1. A sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand 
maintenance, two hundred and eighty-fivc dollars is hereby appropriated, 
to he paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the 
ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the prison camp 
and hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiyproved February 18, 1916. 



Chap. 91 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF the state farm. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

m*^fntena"nce Section 1. A sum uot cxceediug three hundred eighty- 

five thousand seven hundred and fifty dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of 
the state farm, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

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

Approved February 18, 1916. 



Chap. 92 An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses in connection with the retirement system 
for public school teachers. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Appropria-^ Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

ment system appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
schooi teachers, mouwcalth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- 
penses in connection with the retirement system for public 
school teachers, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, as pro- 
vided by chapter eight hundred and thirty-two of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, to wit: — ■ 
Secretary, p^or the salar^^ of the secretarv of the teachers' retirement 

salary. , , "^ * 

association, two thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 93, 94, 95. 63 

For stenographers, clerical and other assistance, a sum stenog- 
not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. ^^^ ^'^^' ^ "' 

For rent of rooms, a sum not exceeding forty-five dollars. Rent of rooms. 
For sundry contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding two sundry 

.1 1 1 11 contingent 

thousand dollars. expenses. 

P'or the payment of pensions, a sum not exceeding eighty Payment of 

.1 1111 pensions. 

thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 18, 1016. 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance Chap. 93 
OF the penikese hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twenty-eight thou- Penikese 
sand two hundred and thirty-three dollars is hereby appro- maintenance. 
priated, to be 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 sixteen. 

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

App>roved February 18, 1916. 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance (JJiav 94 

OF THE §TATE infirmary. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUoivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding five hundred thirteen state infirmary, 
thousand three hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, to ™'^'" enance. 
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 sixteen. 

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

Approved February 18, 10 W. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of nhnj) 95 

THE BOSTON STATE HOSPITAL. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Boston state 
approj)riated, for the maintenance of the Boston state mamten'ance. 



64 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 96. 



Boston state 

hospital, 

maintenance. 



hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of forty-three thousand eight 
hundred twenty-two dollars and eighty-two cents; and 
from the treasury of the commonwealth, from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding four hundred thirty-nine 
thousand six hundred sixty-eight dollars and eighteen cents. 

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

Approved February IS, 1010. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 96 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE BUREAU OF STATISTICS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the bureau of statistics, for the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the director, four thousand dollars. 

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

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

For contingent and office expenses, including printing and 
binding the annual report, travelling and other expenses in 
connection with the annual collection of statistics of manu- 
factures, and expenses in connection with municipal re- 
turns, a sum not exceeding twenty-one thousand six hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the establishment and maintenance of free employ- 
ment offices, a sum not exceeding thirty-five thousand 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with taking the decennial 
census as provided by chapter six hundred and ninety-two 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum 
not exceeding seventy thousand dollars, said sum to be in 
addition to the amount appropriated by chapter fifty-six 
of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

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

Approved February IS, 1916. 



Director, 

salary. 

Deputy. 

Clerical 
assistance, etc. 



Contingent 
expenses, etc. 



Free employ- 
ment offices. 



Decennial 
census. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 97, 98, 99. 65 



An Act relative to the globe mutual fire insurance Chap. 97 

COMPANY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The home office of the Globe Mutual Fire Globe Mutual 
Insurance Company shall hereafter be located in the city of Company 

B, * may remove 

OSton. home office. 

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

Approved February IS, 1916. 



An Act to authorize the city of Cambridge to pension Chap. 98 
JOHN F. reilly. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Cambridge, cityofCam- 
with the approval of the mayor, is hereby authorized to pensfonTohn 
retire, at his request, John F. Reilly, employed as a sub- ^- ^'^''^^• 
foreman in the street department, and if so retired he shall 
receive from the city of Cambridge for the remainder of 
his life an annual pension equal to one half of the average 
compensation paid to him during the two years next prior 
to his retirement. 

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

Ayyroved February IS, 1916. 

[1912, 326; 1914, 152.] 

An Act to authorize the west and south water supply nh^r) 99 

DISTRICT OF ACTON TO LAY MAINS AND SUPPLY WOODLAWN ^' 

CEMETERY WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The West and South Water Supply District west and south 
of Acton, in addition to the authority given by chapter DfJtTiftT/''^ 
three hundred and twenty-six of the acts of the year nine- ^uppb'^vood- 
teen hundred and twelve, is herebv authorized, acting bv its '"■" " cemetery 

. . ' ^ TTT 11 With water. 

water commissioners, to supply water to VVoodlawn ceme- 
tery for use in that cemetery, upon such terms as may be 
agreed upon by the district and the commissioners of the 
cemetery, and to make such connections with its conduits 
and pipes as may be necessary for this purpose. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February IS, 1916. 



66 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chaps. 100, 101. 



Chap. 100 An Act to authorize the city of taunton to raise 

MONEY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A STATE ARMORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, by vote of the mu- 
nicipal council and with the approval of the mayor, is 
hereby authorized to contribute the sum of not more than 
eight hundred dollars for the purchase of land situated in 
Pleasant street in Taunton for the erection of a new armory, 
and to pay the same to the armory commissioners. 

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

Approved February 18, 1916. 



City of 
Taunton may 
contribute 
money to state 
armory. 



1914, 687, § "28, 
amended. 



City council of 
Revere may 
refer questions 
to voters. 



11916. 43, Spec] 

Chap.lOl An Act to amend the charter of the city of revere 

RELATIVE TO THE REFERENDUM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-eight of chapter six hundred 
and eighty-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 
"rejected", in the fifth hne, the word: — shall, — so as to 
read as follows: — Section 28. The council may by vote, 
and upon the request in writing of five hundred qualified 
voters of the city, duly presented and filed with the city 
clerk within five days after final action upon any measure, 
before the same shall become either finally effective or re- 
jected, shall submit the same for approval or disapproval to 
the qualified voters of the city at a meeting duly warned 
and called for the purpose by the mayor. The mayor upon 
receipt of such vote or request shall, by warrant under his 
hand, call a meeting of said voters to vote upon the accept- 
ance or rejection of said measure by a vote of "yes" or 
"no." 

Notice of the meeting shall be given by posting an attested 
copy of the warrant in a public place in each ward of the 
city, seven days at least before the meeting, and by publish- 
ing the same in some newspaper printed in said Revere, if 
there be any, and if not, then in some newspaper pub- 
lished in Boston. 

At said meeting the voters shall by ballot express their 
approval or disapproval of the measure by "yes" or "no" 
vote. 



Notice, how 
given. 



Vote to be 
taken by 
ballot. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 102. 67 

If a majority of the voters voting thereon shall vote "yes", delfe'^mineT 
the measure shall become in full force and effect. If the 
majority shall vote "no", the measure shall be rejected, 
notwithstanding any vote or action thereon of the council 
or of the mayor. 

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

Approved February 21, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- nj.^^ ino 

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 *'°''^" 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of agriculture, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen : — 

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

■. ,, salary. 

dollars. 

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

For additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding clerical 
five thousand dollars. assistance. 

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

For travelling and other necessary expenses of the mem- Travelling 
bers, a sum not exceeding seventeen hundred dollars. ml^S. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including print- incidental 
ing and furnishing extracts from trespass laws, a sum not ^''^'^'^^• 
exceeding three 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 importa- '"*"*'<'**"• 
tion of nursery stock from any other state, province or 
country, a sum not exceeding fourteen thousand dollars. 

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

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

For disseminating useful information in agriculture by Lectures at 
means of lectures at farmers' institutes, a sum not exceeding [astifutes. 
eight thousand dollars. 



68 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 103. 



Executive 
officer. 

General agent. 



Assistants, 
experts, etc. 



Encourage- 
ment of 
orcharding. 
Bounties to 
agricultural 
societies. 

Encourage- 
ment of 
poultry 
breeding. 
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 of the dairy bureau, 
eighteen hundred dollars. 

For assistants, experts, chemists, agents and other neces- 
sary expenses of the dairy bureau, including printing the 
annual report, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For encouragement of orcharding, the sum of five hundred 
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 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 
dollars. 

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

Approved February 21, 1916. 



C/iap. 103 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of 

THE BOARD OF FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the free public 
library commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit : — 

To carry out the provisions of the act to promote the 
establisliment and efficiency of free public libraries, a sum 
not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the agent of said commissioners, the sum 
of twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of an agent to direct educational work 
among aliens, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance to and incidental expenses of the 
commissioners, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding three hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

Approved February 21, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions, free 
public library 
commissioners. 



Establishment, 
etc., of free 
public libraries, 



Agent. 



Educational 
work among 
aliens. 

Clerical 
assistance, etc. 

Annual report. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 104, 105. 69 



Ax Act relatr-e to the new Washington street school QJkij) i04 

BUILDING IN the CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The persons appointed as members of the certain com- 
school building construction committee, pursuant to the construct school 
provisions of an order numbered ten thousand eight hundred ii^'rfborougii. 
and seventy-five, adopted by the city council of the city of 
JNIarlborough, on the third day of January, nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, are hereby constituted a commission to 
erect on land designated by said order a building for public 
school purposes and to complete and equip the same in 
accordance with said order. Said commission shall not 
expend or contract to expend more than forty thousand 
dollars, unless such additional expenditure shall first be 
authorized by the city council of the city. 

Section 2. The said commission shall remain in existence Duties. 
a sufficient time to accomplish the purposes of this act, and 
any vacancy therein shall be filled by appointment in the 
manner provided for the original appointments. The com- 
mission shall annually, and whenever required by the mayor 
or by the city council, present in writing a report of all its 
acts and proceedings and of the condition and progress of 
the work. The members of the commission shall serve 
without compensation and shall not be interested financially, 
either directly or indirectly, in the work hereby directed to 
be done. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the couacii, etc. 
inayor. Approved February 21, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum Chap. 105 

OF money to the widow of CHARLES E. SILLOWAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay to the widow of Charles E. Silloway a sum equal to the ^f'^mo'^rrey ti 
amount of salary to which he would have been entitled as cha^res^E. 
assistant city messenger of said city had he served until '''''"^-^y- 
the first day of April in the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by the city council of Boston, with the approval of the council, etc! ^ 
mayor. Approved February 21, 1016. 



70 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 106, 107. 



1890, 320, § 25, 
amended. 



City council of 
Marlborough 
to elect over- 
seers of poor. 



[1890,320,434; 1891,94; 1892,285; 1893,322; 1896,379; 1900,211; 1906,260; 1912,393.] 

Chap. 106 An Act relatr'e to the overseers of the poor of the 

CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section twenty-five of chapter three hundred 
and twenty of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended by striking out all after the word 
"board", in the seventeenth line, and inserting in place 
thereof the words: — the compensation of the almoner and 
of the board shall be fixed by the concurrent vote of the 
city council, — so as to read as follows: — Section 23. The 
city council first elected under this act shall, as soon after its 
organization as may be convenient, elect by concurrent 
vote three persons, legal voters of said city, to constitute a 
board of overseers of the poor in said city, one to serve for 
the term of three years, one for two years and one for one 
year from the first ^londay of February then next ensuing 
and until their respective successors are elected and qualified ; 
and thereafter the city council shall annually in the month 
of January elect in the same manner one person, a legal 
voter of said city, to serve for the term of three years from 
the first Monday of February then next ensuing and until 
his successor shall be elected. Said board of overseers 
shall organize annually by the choice of a chairman, and 
they may annually elect, but not one of their own number, 
an almoner, who shall serve as clerk of the board, and who 
may be removed by the board; the compensation of the 
almoner and of the board shall be fixed by the concurrent 
vote of the city council. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the 
mayor. Ajypraved February 21, 1916. 

[1916, 285, Spec] 
[1841, 28; 1856, 250; 1863, 7; 1865, 22; 1S69, 31, 157; 1886, 44.] 

Chap. 107 An Act to authorize williston seminary to hold 

ADDITIONAL REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Williston Sem-^ Section 1. Willistou Seminary, incorporated by chapter 
Lddkionai real tweuty-cight of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
es°tl^"°°''' forty-one, is hereby authorized to hold real and personal 

estate to the value of one million nine hundred and fifty 



Organization. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 108. 71 

thousand dollars to be devoted exclusively to the purposes 
of education. 

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

A'pproved February 21, 1916. 



C/iap.l08 



Ax Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE STATE BOARD OF INSANITY. 

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 borrd of 
from the ordinary revenue, for the state board of insanity, '"canity. 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the chairman of said board, the sum of boa?d"aiaries 
fifty-five hundred dollars, and for the salaries of the two 
other members, the sum of ten thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of officers and employees, a sum not ex- officers and 
ceeding forty-three thousand five hundred dollars. employees. 

For travelling, ofiice and contingent expenses, including Travelling 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ^'^p®"^®^- ^*°- 
ten thousand dollars. 

For transportation and medical examination of state Transporta- 
paupers, under the charge of the board, for the present year state paupers. 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For the support of insane paupers boarded out in families. Support of 
under the charge of the board, or temporarily absent under etcf°^ paupers, 
the authority of the same, for the present year and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For the support of state paupers in the Hospital Cottages support of 
for Children, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. paupers! 

For the expenses of an investigation as to the nature, investigation of 
causes, results and treatment of mental diseases and de- etc!^ i^^ases, 
fects, and the publication of the results thereof, a sum not 
exceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved February 21, 1916. 



72 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 109, 110, 111. 



Chap. 109 Ax Act making appropriatioxs for the maintenance op 

THE FOXBOROUGH STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 

ftate°ho3mtai Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
maintenance, appropriated, foF the maintenance of the Foxborough state 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-five hundred forty- 
three dollars and twenty-three cents; and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred thirteen thousand eight hundred 
seventy-four dollars and seventy-seven cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved February 21, 1916. 

Chap. 110 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

the DANVERS state HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ follows: 
Danyers state SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

hospital, . 1 p 1 • p 1 T^ 

maintenance, appropriated, lor the mamtenance or the Danvers state 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of sixty-three thousand nine 
hundred seventy-three dollars and ninety-five cents; and 
from the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary 
revenue, a sum not exceeding three hundred nine thousand 
six hundred seven dollars and fifteen cents. 

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

Approved February 21, 1916. 

Chap. Ill An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE GRAFTON STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Grafton state SECTION 1. The. sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
maintenance, appropriated, for the maintenance of the Grafton state 

hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 

of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 
From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 

the commonwealth, the sum of thirteen thousand seven 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 73 

hundred ninety-six dollars and thirty-one cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred eighty-three thousand 
five hundred ninety-one dollars and sixty-nine cents. 

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

Approved February 21, 1916. 

An Act to dissolve certain corporations. Chav 112 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Such of the following named corporations 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 and amendments 
thereto : — 

A. B. Clover Company 

A. Bushee Company 

A. C. Dutton Lumber Company 

A. C. Joney Company 

A. H. Nelson ^Manufacturing Company 

A. Homer Skinner Lumber Company 

A. L. Carr jNJarine Railway Co. 

A. S. Morss Co. (Organized 1904) 

A. Varnerin Company, Inc. 

A. W. Bennett Company 

Abbott's Menthol Plaster Company 

Abraham Recht Company 

Acme Audit Company 

Adamant Battery Company 

Adscar Company 

Advance Button Company 

Advocate Company, The 

Aero ]\Iarine Equipment Company 

Ajax Metal Hoop Company (Organized 1914) 

Akim Trading Company Ltd. of Massachusetts 

Albany Supply & Chemical Company 

Albert L. Reed, Incorporated 

Alco Film Corporation of New England 

Alden Hall Corporation 

Aldrich-Clisbee Company, The 

Alexander P. ]Maynard, Inc. 

Alexandros H. Kafengis Company, The 



74 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

Ssofved^''' Alfred H. Aldrich Company 

Allied Investors Corporation 
Allied Stores Company 
Alpha Candy Company 
Alpha Waste Products Company 
American Balloon and Decorating Company 
American Electric Switch Company 
American Elevator-Rescue Appliance Company 
American F. N. Company 
American Garage and Auto Company 
American Gas Light Company of New England 
American Hat Company 
American Insurance Company 
American Jewel Company 
American Piano Supply Company 
American Railway Interlocking Tie-Plate Company 
American Realty Company 
American Respirator Company 
American Specialty Company 
American Tray Wagon Company 
American Union Towel Supply Company 
American Waste Products Company 
American Wireless Company 
American Wireless Equipment Company 
Ames Premium Company 
Anderson and Company, Inc. 
Apartment Central Office, Incorporated 
Appleton Brass Company 
Appleton Pharmacy, Inc. 
Arbecam Nautical Instrument Company 
Arcade Auto, Truck and Motor Boat Company 
Arlington Beverage Company 
Arlington Cleansing Company 
Arlington Real Estate Trust, Inc. 
Arms Pocket Book and Leather Novelty Company 
Armstrong Confectionery Co. 
Arrow Film Company 
Arti-Stain Company 
Aspiquin Mining Company, The 
Assabet River Farms & Products Company 
Associated Manufacturers' Distributing Co. 
Associated Trust Hotels, Inc., The 
Atlantic Chemical Company 
Atlantic Cotton Mills 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 75 

Atlantic Food Product Company S^s^ved""* 

Atlantic Oil Company 

Atlantic Waste Company, The 

Atlas Sign Company, Incorporated 

Atlas Window Shade and Screen Company 

Atwood & Bacon Co. 

Auto Adjunct Company 

Auto Owners Supply Company 

Auto Sales Co. 

Autogenous Welding Equipment Company 

Automatic Appliance Company 

Automatic Sweeper and Broom Company 

Automatic Ticket Selling and Cash Register Company 
of Xew England, The 

B. & B. Bed Company 

B. R. Holcomb Company 

Babcock-Davis Company 

Back Bay Ticket Office, Inc. 

Baer's, Inc. 

Bagley Heating Regulator Company, Incorporated 

Baker Tarbett Co. 

Baldwin's Hartford Lunch Company 

Ball Joint Umbrella Co. 

Barchiesi Automatic Shoe-Polishing Machinery Co. 

Barrows-Stewart Company 

Barrowsville Bleachery 

Bartlett-Hooper Company 

Barton-Child Company 

Baxter Side Car Company 

Bay State Automobile Company 

Bay State Brick and Stone Co. 

Bay State Calendar Company, The 

Bay State Contracting & Live Stock Company 

Bay State Ginseng Company, The 

Bay State Poultry Co. 

Beacon Amusement Company, Inc. 

Beacon, Incorporated, The 

Beacon Mining Company, The 

Beaconsfield Pharmacy, Inc. 

Beatey's Unadulterated Agricultural Phosphate Com- 
pany of New England 

Bellemode Dress Company 

Belmont Lunch (Inc.) 

Belvidere Woollen Manufacturing Company 



76 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

d5Kdi°''' Ben Klauer ?^Jotor Company 

Berkshire Retail Grocery Company of West Stock- 
bridge, Mass. 
Bernard Millinery Company 
Beverly Box Company, The 
Beverly Ice Company 
Beverly Lighter & Wrecking Company 
Beverly Lock-Xut and Lock-Bolt Company 
Bijou Amusement Company 
Bijou Theatre, Greenfield, Mass. 
Bill Deezy Company 
Bloodine Corporation, The 
Blue Ribbon Mfg. Co., The 
Boisvert & Fournier Company 
Bonded Adjustment Bureau Inc. 
Bonds Anti-Frosting Company 
Bong Binder Company 
Boston & Argentina Company 
Boston & Suburban Electric Transfer Company 
Boston Art Metal Company 
Boston Building Wrecking Company 
Boston Felt and Rubber Company 
Boston Fire Patrol Company 
Boston Fishing Company 
Boston Fruits Products Company 
Boston Gas Piping and Fixture Co. 
Boston Gazette Company 
Boston Hide and Skin Association 
Boston Institute, Inc. 
Boston Interior Finish Company 
Boston Kosher Sausage Factory, Inc., The 
Boston Lighter Company 
Boston Mat Leather Finishing Company 
Boston ]\Iortgage Trust, Inc. 
Boston Pressed Fuel Company 
Boston Printing Company 
Boston Pure Spun Aluminum Company 
Boston Retailers' Rendering Company 
Boston Specialty Stores Company 
Boston Straw Board Company 
Boston Sun Publishing Company, The 
Boston Telephone Herald Syndicate, Inc., The 
Boston Waterproof Clothing Company 
Boulevard Bungalow Company, The 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 77 

Boyd jNIotor CompanV Corporations 

Boylston Construction Company 

Boynton and Plummer, Inc. 

Bradford Garage, Inc. 

Brett Lumber Company 

Brigham Company, The 

Bristol Motor Car Co. 

Broadway Amusement Company of Lowell 

Broadway Pharmacy, South Boston 

Brockton Hardware Company 

Brodfelt Worsted Company 

Bromfield Press, The 

Brown Credit Company 

Brown Engine Company, The 

Brown-Gates Company (Organized 1913) 

Buckeye Canning Company 

Builders' Supply Company, The 

Bunker Hill INIarket Inc. 

Bunting, Stevens Co. 

Burk Contracting Company 

Bustin Rotary Motor Company 

Butler Furniture Company 

Byram Manufacturing Co. 

C. B. R. Company, 

C. B. Sanborn & Co., Incorporated 

C. B. Swift Company (Organized 1914) 

C. F. Atherton, Inc. 

C. F. Frisbie Co. 

C. G. Company, The 

C. L. Higgins Co. 

C. R. Corbin, Inc. 

Cadem Plastering Company, Inc. 

Calaveras Leasing Corporation, The 

Cambridge Commercial College 

Cambridge Confectionery Company 

Cambridge Garage Company 

Cambridge Rubber Company 

Cambyses Company 

Came Leather Company 

Campello Machine Company 

Canaan Light and Power Company 

Cannon Patent Tool Company 

Canton Ice Company 

Capitol Investment Company, The 



78 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

£oi'ved^°''^ Carbon Products Company 

Carl C. Hayden, Incorporated 

Carroll Company 

Carter & Woodman Company 

Carver Green Company 

Cavanagh Company, The 

Cedar Hill Spring Water Co. 

Cedars Poultry Farm, Inc. 

Central Cloak Company 

Central Fish Market, Incorporated 

Central Square Olympia Company 

Central Union Store, Incorporated 

Ceylon Tea Growers, Inc., The 

Chairtown Press, The 

Chamelecon Mining Corporation 

Champion-Draper Company 

Champlain Slate Company 

Chandler Motor Car Company of New England 

Chaplin Manufacturing Company 

Charles A. Jackson Company, The 

Charles River Paper Company 

Charles S. Wentworth Company 

Chauncey Manufacturing Company 

Chelsea Odd Fellows Hall Association 

Cheverus Investment Company 

Citizens Trust Company 

City of Homes Realty Company 

Clarke Printing Company, The 

Cleamo Manufacturing Company 

Clean Stone Company 

Cleanso Specialty Co. 

Clifford, Inc. 

Clifton Electro Chemical Company 

Cobbs Consolidated Companies 

Colby Company 

Colman Specialty Company 

Colonial Bed Company 

Colonial Cranberry Company 

Colonial Electric & Manufacturing Company 

Colonial Feature Film Corporation 

Colonial Marquetry Veneer Company 

Colonial Match Company 

Colonial Paper Stock Company 

Colonial Theatre Company 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 79 

Columbia Rubber Co. Corporations 

Commercial Tow Boat Company, The 

Commercial Union Company 

Commonwealth Instrument Company 

Contractors' Clearing House, Inc. 

Conway IMachine and Garage Company 

Cook Lumber Company 

Cooper Company 

Co-operative Supply Company 

Copper News Publishing Company 

Corbett-Caton Company 

Corner Drug Store, Inc. 

Corona Chemical Company 

Corrugated Culvert Co. of New England, The 

Cosy Home Construction Co. 

Coveney Building Company 

Crane Company 

Crane Company of Springfield 

Crescent ^Manufacturing Company 

Crescent Worsted Company, The 

Cressey Park Company 

Crown Bottling and Extract Company 

Crown Linen Mills 

Cuba Importation Company 

Cubberly, Inc. 

Cusumano Company, Importers 

Cut Price Automobile Supply Company 

D. A. Perkins Company, The 

D. Henry Bonner Company, The 

D. L. Marshall Company 

D. W. Mellen Company"^ 

Dahlquist Metal Spinning Company 

Dana E. Spaulding Restaurant Co. 

Daniel E. Walsh Company 

Darling Woolen Mills Company, The 

Daukantas Amusement Company, Inc. 

Davey Oil Refining Company, The 

David Kaplan Beef Company, The 

Daylight Poultry Company 

DeCort Co. 

De Luxe Candy Stores, Incorporated, The 

Dine Bros. Company 

Dine, Rubin & Macaulay Company 

Direct Carbon and Ribbon Company 



80 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. ' 

di88dved°°^ Dock Square Sea Grill Company 

Dr. A. C, Daniels (Incorporated) (Organized 1899) 

Dr. Leach's Caloric Bath Company 

Dr. Stohr Pharmaceutical Company, The 

Dodge Sales Company 

Dominion Black Fox and Fur Company, The 

Donnelly-Johnson Company 

Donner & Co. Inc. 

Dorchester Ice Company 

Dows Company, The 

Draper Construction Company 

Dream Amusement Company 

Dunbar Company, The 

E. A. Gilmore Company, The 

E. A. King Co. 

E. & J. Hosiery Company 

E. C. Howard Co. 

E. Gerry Emmons Corporation 

E. H. Rayner Fur Company 

E. N. Jackson Company 

E. O. Lake Lumber Co. 

E. S. Anthony Company, The 

E. T. Stearns Company, The 

Eagle Clothing Co. 

East Boston Independent Co. Incorporated 

Eastern American Film Producing Company 

Eastern Coal Operating Company, Limited 

Eastern Discount Company 

Eastern Handle Company (Organized 1908) 

Eastern Inter-Rim Company 

Eastern Manufacturing Company 

Eastern Skirt ^Manufacturing Company 

Eastern Type & Plate Company 

Eastern Wire and Brass Company 

Ecuador Trading Company 

Edward A. Tucker, Inc. 

Edward B. Smith Manufacturing Co., Incorporated, 

The 
Edward S. Bradley Company 

Egleston Square Hardware and Plumbing Company 
Eisendrath, Schwab Co. 
El-Mar Skirt Company 

Elberfeld Chemical Company of America, The 
Electric Service Company 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 81 

Electro-Dot Manufacturing Company di's^dved'""^ 

Elite Die Engraving Co., The 
Elma ^Jfg. Co. 

Emerson Fabric Company, The 
Emery School Art Company, The 
Emmett Theatre Company 
Empire Ring Traveler Company 
Engineering Company of America 
Enoch Perkins & Son Company 

Enterprise Furnishing Company, Lawrence, Massa- 
chusetts 
Enterprise Shoe Shop, Inc. 
Essex County Lumber Co. 
Essex Hosiery Company 
Essex Interstate Express Company 
Eureka Cordial Company 
Eureka Ruling and Binding Company 
Eureka Syrup Co. 
Everett Foundry Company 
Ewell-Cooper Company 
Excello jNIfg. Company, The 
F. A. Basford Company 
F. A. Teeling Carriage Company 
F. B. Taylor and Son, Incorporated 
F. H. Dumbleton Construction Company 
F. H. Putnam Company 
F. H. Sherman Company 
F. J. Ross Company 
F. L. Crowe Company 
F. W. Dean Inc. 

F. W. Francis Cigar and Tobacco Company, The 
F. W. Wentworth Company 
Fall Brook Cranberry Company 
Fall River Electric INIanufacturing Company 
Farm Products Company 
Fashion, Incorporated, The 
Federal Products Company 
Federal Realty Company, Inc. 
Federal Tailors, Inc., The 
Fenway ^Motors, Incorporated 
Fidelity Drug Company 
Fiedler Brothers Company 
Fitchburg Base Ball Club 
Fitchburg Fruit Store, Inc., The 



82 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

&vef "' Foan Brothers Company 

Fontneau & Cook Company 
Footwear Fashion Pubhshing Company 
Four in One Sales Company, The 
Frances and Theresa Inc. 
Francis C. McCarthy Company, Incorporated 
Francis Wilson, Incorporated 
Franco-Swiss Chocolate Company 
Frank Johnson and Company Incorporated (Organ- 
ized May 22, 1915) 
Frank R. Blake Supply Co. 
Franklin Realty Company 
Franklin Spa Co. 

Franklin Square Automobile Company 
Fred S. Morse Lumber Company 
Fugere & Co., Inc. 

Fuller-Greene Company (Organized 1904) 
Fuller Hardware Company 
Fuller-Smith Lumber Company 
G. A. Reidpath Company 
G. F. Harlow Co., The 
G. F. ^^'^litnev Company 
G. H. Blood M'f g. Co. 
G. J. Bicknell Co. 
Gardner Real Estate Company Inc. 
Garland and Hall, Inc. 
Gaudette Company, The 
General Automobile Company 
General Manufacturing Company, Tlie 
Geneva Mineral Water Depot, Inc. 
George A. Carter, Inc. 
George Dietz Co., Inc. 
George R. Tucker Company 
George W. Thayer Company, The 
Glenmere Company, Inc., The 
Globe Counter Company, Incorporated, The 
Globe Roller & M'f g Co. 
Globe Theater Company 
Gloucester Basket Ball Association 
Gloucester Loan Company 
Gold Standard Confectionery Company 
Goodrich Clothing Co., The 
Gordon Rubber Company 
Grand Amusement Co. of Holyoke, Mass. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 83 

Granite City Rubber Company d^soWed""^ 

Grant Nail & Supply Company, The 
Grass River Outing Club, The 
Graustein Company 
Great Ceylon Tea Co., Inc. 
Greek Importing Company, Incorporated 
Greek Supply Company 
Greeley & Kimball Co, 
Guarantee Roofing Company 
H. A. Cook Dairy Products Company, Inc., The 
H. A. Knowles & Company, Inc. 
H. A. Theatre Company 
H. B. Jones Company 
H. D. Smith Company 
H. E. F. Shoe Co., Inc. 
H. M. Hansen Shoe Co. 
H. S. Joslin Company 
H. S. Perkins Tanning Co. 
H. T. Lazelle Company 
H. T. Nelson Mfg. Co. 
H. W. Huguley Company 
Hadley Dairy Company 
Halbro Company, The 
Halford Company 
Halifax Flower Company 
Hall Tide Power Company 
Hampden IManufacturing Company 
Hampden Shoe Company, The 
Hampden Trust Company 
Hanover Drug Company 
Harding Specialties Co., The 
Harroway-Dixon Company 
Harvard Grocery and Provision Company 
Harvard ]\Iedical Company 
Harvard Provision Company 
Haverhill Cement Stone Company, The 
Haverhill Illuminating Company 

Haverhill Lithuanian Co-operative Association, Incor- 
porated 
Haverhill Alotor Mart (Inc.), The 
Hayden Film Tank Company 
Haymarket Loan Association 
Heleotis Company Inc., The 
Henkin & Stearns Company 



84 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

dfsXel°"' Henry Siegel Company 

Herald Publishing Company 

Hercules Tire Protector Company 

Higgins, Fraze Company 

High Grade Plaiting Works, Incorporated, The 

Hill-Ray Engineering Company 

Hill-Smith Metal Goods Co., The (Organized 1914) 

Himmel Drug Company 

Hitchings k Coulthurst Company 

Hjelm and Thoreen Company 

Holbrook Drug Co. 

Hollander Motor Company 

Holyoke Appliance Co. Inc. 

Home Service Company 

Homer & Co., Inc. 

Hooper, Lewis & Company, Incorporated 

Howard, Inc. 

Howard St. Garage, Inc. 

Hub Cloak and Suit Company 

Hub Laundry Company 

Hub Theatre, Inc. 

Hub Travelling Bag Manufacturing Company 

Hunt Specialty Mfg. Co. 

Huntt's Lunch Company 

Hyannisport Hotel Company 

I. B. Little Company 

Ideal Cash Market, Inc. 

Ideal Hat Company 

Ideal Mattress Manufacturing Company of ^Yakefield, 
The 

Ideal Shoe Repairing Company 

Ideal Theatre Company 

Import and Export Associates, The 

Industrial Development Company of the Boston Cham- 
ber of Commerce 

Industrial Improvement Co. of Maiden 

Inflate Garment Co., The 

Innovation Specialty Company, The 

Interior Building Finish Company, The 

International Aerial Company 

International Fox and Fur Company, The 

International Fox Exchange Inc. 

International Mercantile & Bond Company of Massa- 
chusetts 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 85 

International Mining & ^Milling Company di^sorved'""^^ 

International Raincoat Company 

International Sales Organization, Inc. 

Inter-State Bond Investment Company 

Interstate Realty Company 

Interstate Sales Company 

Investment Corporation, The 

Irvington Street Garage and Repair Corporation 

Isaac H. Dinner Company 

Isle of Pines Fruit Exchange, Inc. 

J. A. Hathaway Company of INIassachusetts 

J. A. Wilson Company 

J. Aronson Company 

J. Cusher Co. Inc. 

J. G. Gallishaw Company, The 

J. H. Anderson Co. 

J. H. Houston Company 

J. L. Legein Ice Cream Company 

J. S. Delaney Company, The 

J. S. jMcLearn Corporation 

J. S. Sieve Company 

J. V. Abbott Manufacturing Company 

James Collins Company 

James M. Fisk and Company, Incorporated 

James Orr Dyeing & Braiding Company 

James Orr. Inc. 

Jannelli & Boscketti, Incorporated 

Jenkins ISIanufacturing Corporation 

Jere Cotter & Sons Co. 

Jeremiah J. iMcCarthy Co. 

Jerome Manufacturing Company 

John A. Robinson Co. 

John H. Bryer, Inc. 

John Quin & Son Company 

John Shaw, Inc. 

John Vlahos Fruit Company 

Johnson Steamship Company 

Jonas & Ornsteen Shoe Company 

Jones-Bertsch Company 

Jordan & Company, Inc. 

Jov & Co., Incorporated 

K A. Kelly Co., The 

Keddy ^Marine INIanufacturing Company, The 

Kelly Leather Goods Company 



86 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

SsXed!*'"' Kempton Company, The 

Kendall Drug Company 
Kenilworth Press, Inc. 
Kenny Manufacturing Co. 
Kilburn, Lincoln & Co. 
Kinney Heating and Supply Company 
Klauer jNIotor Repair Company 
Knox Waist Inc. 

Krause Self-Operating Door Company 
Kuhn, Fisher & Co., Incorporated 
L and F ^Manufacturing Company, The 
L. & M. Wool Cleaning Company 
L. & P. Company 

L. A. Rankin & Company, Incorporated 
L. Diamond Company 
L. Dimond & Sons, Incorporated 
L. Miller Company 
L. P. French Company, The 
. La Belle-Alderman Company 
La Duke Glea Construction Company 
La Espanola Cigar Co. 
Lake Shore Company 
Lake Street Hotels, Inc. 
Lambert and Turner Company 
Lamere & Robinson Company 
Lawrence Dye Works Company, The 
Leavitt & Rubenstein Press, Inc. 
Legal Service Company 
Lenox Loan and Investment Company 
Leslie & Griffith Company 
Levy Brothers Inc. 
Lewen Construction Company 
Lewis H. Clough Sulphur Vapor Bath Company 
Lewis Mine Company 
Lewis S. Sandler Company 
Ley Construction Company, The 
Liberty Shoe Company, The 
Librairie Beauchemin, Incorporated 
Lindsay Morison Stock Company, Inc., The 
Linscott Sporting Goods Company 
Liquid Gas Company of Massachusetts, The 
Little River Silver Tip Black Fox Co. 
Littlefield Machine Company, The 
Loewenthal Co. of Mass. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 87 

London Finance Company dSved ""^ 

Loomis & Sperry Inc. 

Louis Fabian Bachrach Company 

Lowell Spinning Company 

Lower Falls Garage Company 

Lozier Motor Company of Boston 

Lucas Corundum jNJining and Manufacturing Company 

Lynde and Hanchett Company 

Lynn Amusement Company, Incorporated 

Lynn & Salem Concrete Company 

Lynn Base Ball and Amusement Company 

Lynn Jewelry Company 

Lynn Photo Chemical Company 

Lyons & Murphy's Dorchester Express, Inc. 

Lyric Theatre and Amusement Company 

M. and T. Skirt and Dress Co. Incorporated 

M. G. Tuck Co. 

M. T. Coffey Company 

Maine State Creamery Company 

Maiden Homes Corporation 

Maiden Laundry Company 

Manifold Manufacturing Company 

Manomett Hall Association, The 

INIarcionetti Candy Company, The 

Marginal Stores, Incorporated 

Markwett Company 

Marlborough Base Ball Club Inc. 

Marshall and ]May Company 

Marston-Basker Company 

Martell Tool & M'f'g. Co. 

Massachusetts Amusement Company 

Massachusetts Automobile Company 

Massachusetts Buildings Company 

Massachusetts Distributing Agency Incorporated 

Massachusetts Enameling & Mfg. Co. 

ISIassachusetts Investment & Loan Company, The 

Massachusetts Investment and Realty Company 

Massachusetts Land Corporation, The 

Massachusetts Loan and Investment Company 

Massachusetts Shoe Company 

Massasoit Company 

Master Production Film Company 

Mathison Greenhouses Inc. 

Mattapan Motor Car Company 



88 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

dS'lS""^ Max ^Machine Company 

Maynard & Co., Incorporated 

McGhan Portable Scaffolding Company of Massa- 
chusetts 
McHenry Drug Company 
McKay Typewriter Company 
JNJedford iNIanufacturing Company, The 
Medical Attendance Company 
Melvin Bancroft Company 
Melzar Laboratory, Incorporated, The 
Mercantile Service Company, The 
]\Ierchants' Fruit and Provision Company 
Merchants National Advertising Company 
Merrimack Square Theatre Company 
Merrimac Valley INIills 
Merritt Metal Process Co. 
Metal Pin Company 
Methuen Granite Company 
Metola Talking Machine Co. 
Metropolitan Air Goods Company 
Metropolitan Supply Co. Inc. 
Metz Clothes Shop, Inc. 
Micagraphic Slide Company 
Middlesex Investment Company Inc. 
Middlesex Last Company, The 
Miles Patents Company 
Miller Brothers Company of Boston 
Miller Brothers, Incorporated 
Miller's Lunch, Inc. 
Miller's Specialty Shop, Inc. 
Modern Sign Co. 
Moebus Wheel Company 
Monarch Valve & Manufacturing Company 
Monn Product Sales Company 
Montague Electric Light & Power Co. 
Moody Bridge Garage Company 
Morton Press, The 
Motor Sales and Service Company 
Mount Ida Rest Incorporated 
Multiple Guide Company 
Murdock Manufacturing Co. 
Murray Shoe Co. 

Muschler Galvanoplastic Company 
Mutual Supply Company 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 89 

Myers, Brenner Company Inc. dSved'""^ 

Myrlite Company of America, The 

Mystic Publishing Company, The 

N. Clough Co. 

Nash Express Company, The 

National Associates, Inc., The 

National Grocery Company 

National Hair & Fibre Company 

National Hat Company, The 

National Insulate Company 

National Investment and Security Company 

National Parlor Furniture Company 

National Sales Company 

National Shoe & Supply Co. 

National Tariff Adjustment and Assurance Company, 
The 

Nauset Cranberry Co. 

Navahoe Club, The 

Nelson-Haynes Hotel Company 

Neolithic Sanitary Flooring Company 

New Bedford Auto Company 

New Bedford Baseball Association 

New England Amusement Corporation, The 

New England Board of Trade, Incorporated, The 

New England Egg Company 

New England Hat Co. 

New England Insurance Agency 

New England Kellastone Company 

New England Land Company, Inc., The 

New England Leather Goods Company, The 

New England Machinery Company 

New England Motion Picture Company (Organized 
1914) 

New England Profit Sharing Stamp Company (Organ- 
ized Nov. 27, 1915) 

New England Reporting Agency Incorporated 

New England Sheep Ranch & Development Company 

New Gleason Hotel Company 

New Orpheum Theatre Company 

New Process Gas and Supply Company 

New Public Market, Inc., The 

New York and Boston Smoked Fish Company 

New York Bed Spring Company, The 

Newburyport Silver Company 



90 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

dbXef"' Newtonville Trust Company 

Nickeloid IManufactiiring Company 

Nordstrom Detective Agency, Inc. 

Norfolk Live Stock Co. 

North American Egg Co., The 

North Andover IMilk Company, Incorporated, The 

North Brookfield Industrial Company 

North Pond Ice Company 

Northampton Athletic Club, The 

Northampton Printing and Binding Company 

Northern Pedigreed Silver Fox Co. 

Novelty Feature Films Inc. 

Oak Hill Associates, Inc. 

O'Connor & Co., Inc. 

Odd & Unique Art Exhibition, Inc. 

Old Colony Box Company, The 

Old Colony Discount Company 

Old Colony Fur Ranching Company 

Old South Trust Company 

Oliver Novelty Manufacturing Co. 

Oneida Regal Co. 

Orienta Amusement Company 

Oriental Importing Company 

O'Rourke-Magner Quarrying Company 

Osgood-Hungerford Co. 

Otho ]Motor Company, The 

Oxford Rubber Company 

Ozo Company, The 

P. F. Shea Theatres Company 

P. F. Wood Boiler Works, Incorporated 

Paige Motor Car Company of New England, The 

Paragon Manufacturing Company 

Paris Cloak Company 

Paris Paper Box Company 

Park Square Motors Company 

Parker Carbureter Company 

Parker-Hammerton IVIanufacturing Company, The 

Parker Sales Company 

Parker Sparrell Company 

Parker Supply Company 

Parmenter Smelting Company 

Pathfinder Sales Co. 

Patterson Rubber Company 

Peabody Anti-Dust Company 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 91 

Peabody Interstate Express Company dbsCr^d"*^ 

Peckham-Davis Company 

Peerless Comb Company, The 

Peerless Stamp Company 

Penny Dreamland Amusement Company, The 

Pentucket Baseball Association 

Pentucket Wood Heel Company 

People's Cash Shoe Store 

People's Co-operative Association of Lynn, Inc., The 

People's Co-operative Store of Chelsea, Inc., The 

Peoples Drug Store Co. 

People's Outfitting Co. Inc. 

Peoples Profit Sharing Company 

Perkins and Company, Incorporated 

Peter A, Kiernan Co. 

Peter F. Tague Company 

Phyllis Company, Incorporated 

Pine Croft Orchard Company 

Piney Point Duck Farm, Incorporated 

Pitt Eniployment Bureau, Inc. 

Pittsfield Contracting Company 

Plummer's Studios, Inc. 

Plymouth County Cranberry Company 

Polar Lite Sign Company 

Polonia Xa Wschodzie, Inc. 

Pope ^Manufacturing Company, The 

Porceco ^Manufacturing Company 

Portable Door Check Company 

Portuguese Cooperative L'nion, Incorporated, The 

Powell ^Machine Company, The 

Powers & Woodhead Inc. 

Prints Craft Shop, Inc., The 

Process Copper vSyndicate, Inc. 

Progressive Industrial Aid Association 

Prudential Hospital Association Company 

Prudential Sales Company 

Publishers Syndicate Co. 

Puritan Confectionery Company 

Puritan Interstate Express Company, The 

Puritan Silverware Company 

Puritas Company, The 

Quicklet Company, The 

Quinn Lunch Company, The 

Quinsig Ice Company 



92 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. . 

SssoiTed.""' Quinsigamond Consolidated Company, The 

Quirk-Baker Tea Company 
R. & R. System Clothes Incorporated 
R. D. Marson Moving Picture Company of Massachu- 
setts 
R. J. Ederer Netting Company 
Radium Sign Company 

Randall-Faichney Company, The (Organized 1S9S) 
Randall-^Iiller Company 
Rapid Transit Transportation Company 
Raymond Skate Mfg. Co. 
Reading Co-operative Association 
Reading Manufacturing Company 
Ready-Sketch Company 
Real Estate ■Mortgage Loan Company, The 
Record Dry Plate Company, The 
Reed-Crockett Co., The 
Refrigerating Construction Company 
Reliable Prescription Store, Inc., The 
Rennex ^Manufacturing Company 
Renovating Supply Company 
Revere Beach Laundering Co. 
Revere Dairy Lunch Company 
Revere Investment Company 
Rex Wrench Company 
Rial Side Club 

Ricker-Bennett Company, The 
Ridgewood Mills, The 
Ritz Hotel Company 
Robbins & Pierce Company 
Robbins, Landres and Spigel Company 
Robbins-Putnam Company, The 
Robert Bleakie Company 
Robert Murray Co., Inc., The 
Robert R. iMcNutt, Inc. 
Robert \Miittaker Co. 
Rockingham Shoe Company 
Rogers & Atwood Publishing Co. 
Roland ^I. Baker Company 
Rollaway Skating-rink Company 
Roma Importing Co. 
Rome-Feigenson Company 
Rosebery College Company 
Rosebrooks & Cummings Inc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 93 

Round Jewelry Company Corporations 

Royal and ^Merrill Company '^^°^^ ' 

Royal Block Powder Company 
Royal iNJanufacturing Company 
Rubber-Heel-Cushion-Insole Company 
Russian Importing Company 
Rutland Cafe Company 
Rutland Drug Company 
"S. & A." Manufacturing Company, The 
S. Bloom, Incorporated 
S. D. Cohen Company 
S. E. Davis Company, The 
S. Lebow Company 
S. W. Lakin and Sons Co. 
Sager Steeplejack Co. 
St. James Confectionery Co., Inc. 
St. James Hotel Company 
Salem Bay Line Transfer Company 
Salem Iron Foundry, Incorporated 
Salem Tip Finish Company, Adlin Method, The 
Sally's Embroidery and Cleansing Company 
Samoset Spring Water Company 
Sampson Baking Company, The 
Samuel Berman, Incorporated 
Samuel Cohen and Levitt Company Inc. 
Sanicone ^Manufacturing Company 
Sanitary Cigar Cutter Co. 
Saskatchewan Investment Company 
Sawyer Down Draft Manufacturing Company 
Sawyer Drug Company 
Schiff Bros., Inc. 
Seacoast Fisheries Co. 
Sears-Sprague Company 
Second Regiment Band, The 
Severino ]\Iacaroni Company 

Shaffer Expanding Reversible Envelope & Box Com- 
pany 
Sherman Construction Company 
Simmons ^Manufacturing Company of ^Massachusetts 
Simplex Tool and Supply Company 
Slattery Automobile Company 
Smart Specialty Shop, Inc., The 
Smith Erecting & Contracting Co. 
Smith Photo Co. 



94 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 

d°sKd!°°' Smith's "Baby's Shop" Inc. 

Smith Tire Valve Company 
Smokeless Fuel Co. 

Snyder-Lockhart Company, Incorporated 
Social Service Protective Bureau of Economics, Inc. 
Somerset Baths Incorporated 
Somerset Coal Company 
Somerset Raincoat Company 
Somerville Lumber Company 
Somore Gum & Sweets Company 
South Deerfield Onion Storage Co., The 
South Hadley Gas Company, The 
Southern Massachusetts Power Company 
Southwick Electric Company 
Spring Water Distributing Company 
Springfield Crude Oil Engine Company 
Springfield Manufacturing Company 
Springfield Silver-Black Fox Company 
Stadden's Art Shop, Incorporated 
Standard Feature Film Company 
Standard Manufacturing and Supply Company 
Standard Motor Car Company 
Standard Petticoat Company 
Standard Publishing Company, of Pittsfield, The 
Standish Investment Co. 
Star Bottling Company 
Star Lunch, Inc., The 
Starlight Association, Incorporated 
States Traveller Company 
Stearns & Waterman Company 
Sterling IMotor Company 
Sterling Silk Hosiery Company 
Sterling Vacuum Cleaner Company 
Stevens Ice Company, The 
Stoneham Tanning Company 
Stoneham Tool & Machine Company 
Storage Basin Company 
Store of Quality, Incorporated, The 
Strand Theatres Incorporated 
Stutz Motor Car Company of New Haven 
Suffolk Clothing Company 
Suffolk Commercial Company 
Suffolk Construction Company 
Sun Electric Manufacturing Company 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 95 

Sunset Grocery Company dSdved""^ 

Sunset View Inc. 

Sunshine Theatre Company 

Swananoa Mills Incorporated 

Swimming Pool Filtration Company, The 

Syrian-American Company 

T. D. Whitney Company 

T. J. Flynn Sons Company 

T. W. Brooks Lobster Co., Inc. 

Tank O'Gas Company 

Tanner Hamilton Company 

Taunton i\Iill End Company, The 

Taxi-Cab Service Company of Springfield 

Taylor and Barker Company 

Tenexine Company 

Tennessee Valley Light & Power Company 

Terminal Confectionery Co. Inc. 

Theatre Candy Company 

Therapeutic Publishing Company, The 

Thomas B. Jeffrey Company of New England, The 

Thompson Farms Company 

Thompson, Snow & Davis Company 

Thrasher's Inn, Inc. 

Three Fields INJarket Company 

Three Rivers Co-operative Association, The 

Thurston Nut-Lock Company, The 

Tide-Water Broken Stone Company 

Tinker-Adams, Incorporated 

Tishler Levinson Company, The 

Title Guarantee & IMortgage Company 

Titus-Angeledes Company 

Towne & Melzard, Inc. 

Toy Crafters, Inc., The 

Tracy Brothers Leather Company 

Tradesmen and Purchasers Association, The 

Transfer Pharmacy Incorporated 

Tribune Company 

Trio jManufacturing Co. 

Trombly-Allen Jewelry Company 

Trombly Jewelry Company 

Tropical Medicine Company 

Truth Publishing Company 

Turner-Brown Company 

Twaits Manufacturing Company 



96 Special Acts, 1916. —Chap. 112. 

disKd!"'^ Twenty Star Associates 

Twin Cities Ice Company 

Twombly Bros. Company 

Tyler's Business College 

Underbill Company, The 

Uniao Michaelense Incorporated 

Union Comb jNIanufacturing Company 

Union Commercial Paper Company 

Union Fish Company 

Union ^Motion Picture Theatre Corporation 

Union Spar Company 

United Building & Commercial Company 

United Cleanser Company 

United Honing & Stropping Machine Company 

United Leather Company of Boston 

United Milk Products Company, The 

United Retail Stores of New England, Inc. 

United Skirt Manufacturing Company 

United Soda Fountain Company, The 

United States Cotton Manufacturing Co. 

United States Metal Products Company 

United Tack Company 

Universal Stamping Company 

Uptodate Specialty Company 

Usher Automatic Stop Company 

Utley's, Inc. 

V-S Undermuslin Company 

Yail Galvanizing Plant, Inc. 

Valley Creek Coal Company 

Van Tassel Leather Company 

Vehicle Spring Supporter Company 

Vendome Taxicab Company, Inc. 

Verde Antique Quarries Company 

Vermont & IMassachusetts Sheep & Land Company 

Victor Hat Company 

Victor, Inc. 

Victor Mangle Company, The 

Victoria Amusement Company 

Viets Company, The 

Vincenzo Rey, Inc. 

Vulcan Fibre Company 

W. A. Buxton Automobile Company 

W. B. Huette Shoe Company 

W. Booth Company 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 97 

W. E. Hebbard Company drsKdl""' 

W. E. Smith Company 

W. George Greenlay Co. 

W. H. Graham Incorporated 

W. O. Gibson Company 

W. V. Small Company 

W. W. Witham Company 

Wales Beef & Provision Company 

Walpole Tire and Rubber Company 

Walter C. Lewis Company 

Warewel Manufacturing Company 

Warren Real Estate Trust, Incorporated, The 

Waterbury Company of Massachusetts 

Waters Company, Inc., The 

Watson Atwood Preserving Company 

Waverly Hotel Company, The 

Wechsler-Levy Company, The 

Wedgerite Powder Company 

Wekepeke Express Company, The 

Wellington Rubber Company 

Wellmade Gas Mantle Company 

Welmade Screw and Manufacturing Co. 

Wenegrat Auto Top & Body Co. 

Wenham Lake Ice Company, The 

Wesner Drop-Arm Hanger Company 

West Brookfield Creamery Co. 

West Springfield Street Garage Company 

West Stockbridge Creamery, Inc., The 

Western Massachusetts Company > 

Western Massachusetts Contracting Company 

Western Produce Company 

Westminster Shank Company 

Wheeler Foundry Company Inc. 

White Amusement Company 

White Creamery Company, The 

White Star Egg & Fruit Company 

Whiting Cigar Manufacturing Company, The 

Whiting jNIanufacturing Company 

Whitney and Calhoun, Incorporated 

Whitten-Gilmore Company, The 

Wilcox and Hathaway Company 

William H. Bangs Company 

William II. Berry Company 

William II. Brine Company 



98 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 112. 



Corporations 
dissolved. 



William I. Siff Co. Inc. 

William J. Rafferty Co. 

William Kellar Construction Co. 

William Porter & Son, Incorporated 

William Walker Company 

Williamson-Housman Company 

Willsite Flooring Company Incorporated 

Wilson JVIercantile Company 

Winchester News Company 

Windsor Pharmacy Inc. 

Winslow B. Taylor, Inc. 

Wireless Package Carrier Company 

Wizard Tire Inflater & Fire Extinguisher Co. 

Woburn Journal Company 

Wollaston Center Garage Company 

Wonder-mist Company (Organized February, 1914) 

Wool & Fibre Importing Company 

Woolenwash Company 

Worcester Floor Wall and Tile Co. 

Worcester Home Building Associates 

Worcester Hotel Company 

Worcester Outfitting Company 

Worcester Sales Co. 

Worcester Social Settlement Association 

Workingmen and Women's Legal Association 

Wrentham Hat Company 

Wrentham Hat Works Inc. 

Wyantenuck Company 

Wyn-Craft Company, The 

Yardley Bronze Company 

Ynoka Manufacturing Co. 

Yo Yo Beverage Company 

Yo-Yo Company, The 

Zolvex Compounding Co., The 



norifflct"!?' Section 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to 
^^''- affect any suit now pending by or against any corporation 

mentioned in the first section hereof, or any suit now pending 
or hereafter brought for any liability now existing against 
the stockholders or officers of any such corporation, or to 
revive any charter previously annulled or corporation 
previously dissolved, or to make valid any defective organiza- 
tion of any of the supposed corporations mentioned in said 
first section. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 113, 114. 99 

Section 3. Suits upon choses in actions arising out of fuTtrupo'lf "^ 
contracts sold or assigned by any corporation dissolved by ^^^^°^ ^°^ 
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 defense of which he might have availed him- 
self 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. 

Approved February 21, 1916. 

An Act jielative to the membership of edward l. rand (JJiajj \\^ 

IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Edward L. Rand, who was formerly a city of Boston 
member of the regular fire department of the city of Boston, Edward l^ 
may, subject to the approval of the mayor and the fire com- i^XV" ^^^^^ 
missioner of said city, be restored to a place in the depart- department. 
ment, without undergoing a civil service examination. 

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

{TJie foregoing was laid before the governor on the fourteenth 
day of February, 1916, 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.) 

[1852,210; 1866,201; 1869,355; 1874,163; 1875,44; 1885,340; 1887,73; 1889.155; 1892, 
185; 1894,91; 1895,339; 1896,114,278; 1900.305; 1906.81; 1907,265,514; 1908,267, 
357; 1909, 293; 1910, 290; 1911, 407, 476, 580.] 

An Act to authorize the city of pittsfield to refund Qhnri 114 

CERTAIN WATER BONDS. , 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The city of Pittsfield is hereby authorized to city of Pitts- 
refund, to the extent of forty thousand dollars, certain refund rertain 
unpaid coupon bonds amounting to fifty thousand dollars water bonds. 
and issued as of the first day of May, in the year eighteen 
hundred and eighty-six, by the town of Pittsfield, in accord- 
ance with the provisions of chapter three hundred and 
forty of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty- 
five, said bonds being numbered one to fifty, inclusive, and 
designated Pittsfield Water Loan, Act of 1885, and having 
a par value of one thousand dollars each, payable thirty 
years after date, and bearing interest at the rate of four 



100 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 115, 116. 

per cent per annum, payable semi-annually on the first 
days of May and November. 

The refunding bonds hereby authorized to be issued 
shall be coupon bonds of the denomination of one thou- 
sand dollars each, numbered consecutively one to forty, 
Loan'^Act^f*" iuclusive, designated Pittsfield Water Loan, Act of 1916, 
1916.' and payable in such manner that ten thousand dollars of 

the aggregate principal shall be paid annually, beginning 
with the year nineteen hundred and seventeen. They shall 
bear interest payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding 
four per cent per annum, shall be signed by the treasurer 
and countersigned by the mayor of the city, and shall bear 
the corporate seal of the city. Said bonds shall be sold at 
not less than par, and the proceeds applied to the payment 
of an equal amount of the aforesaid outstanding -bonds 
issued under the provisions of said act of eighteen hundred 
and eighty-five. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 24, 1916. 

Chap. 115 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE GARDNER STATE COLONY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

TO?ony"ma?n^ SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
tenance. appropriated, for the maintenance of the Gardner state 

colony, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said colony now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-five hundred thirty- 
seven dollars and eighty cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred sixty-seven thousand five hundred 
seventeen dollars and twenty cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved February 2^, 1916. 

Chap. IIQ An Act to provide for precinct voting, limited town 
meetings, town-meeting members, a referendum and 

AN annual moderator IN THE TOWN OF METHUEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Precinot voting, Section 1. Upou tlic acccptauce of this act bv the town 

limited town .« -iii i " 

meetings, etc., of Mcthucn, as hereinafter provided, the selectmen of that 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 116. 101 

town shall forthwith divide the territory thereof into not i" to^n of 
less than three nor more than six voting precincts, to be 
designated by numbers, and thereby establish the same. 
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 the precincts shall 
be reviewed and, if need be, wholly or partly revised, by 
the selectmen in the month of January, once in every five 
years, and the number of the same may be increased within 
the limit of six. The selectmen shall, within ten days after Selectmen 
any establishment or revision of the precincts, file a report do^ngaTetc. 
of their doings with the town clerk, the registrars of voters, 
and the assessors, with a map or maps or description of the 
precincts and 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 pre- 
cincts as established from time to time, with the names 
and resideijces 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 and any re- Division of 
vision of such precincts shall take effect upon the date of i^n^pred^ctsf" 
the filing of the report thereof by the selectmen with the effect"^ t^'iking 
town clerk. Whenever such precincts are established or 
revised, the tov.n clerk shall forthwith give written notice 
thereof to the secretary of the commonwealth, stating 
the number and designation of such precincts. The pro- 
visions of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and any amend- 
ments thereof relating to precinct voting at all elections, so 
far as the same are not inconsistent wuth this act, shall 
apply to all elections and primaries in the town of IVIethuen 
upon the establishment of voting precincts as hereinbefore 
provided. 

Section 2. The registered male voters in each precinct Town-meeting 
shall, at the first annual town election after the establish- election, etc. 
ment of the j)rccinct and in conformity with the laws relative 
to elections not inconsistent Avith this act, elect by ballot 
three per cent of said voters in the precinct, other than 
those officials hereinafter designated in section three as 
town-meeting members at large, to be town-meeting members 
of the town, of whom one third shall be elected for the 



102 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 116. 



Notice of 
election. 



Town-meeting 
members at 



large 



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 in 
the town hall the said voters of each precinct shall in like 
manner elect one per cent of their number to be town- 
meeting members for the term of three years, and shall at 
such election fill for the unexpired term any vacancy then 
existing in the number of the town-meeting members in 
their respective precincts. Upon every revision of the 
precincts or of any of them the term of office of all town- 
meeting members within every such revised precinct shall 
thereupon cease, and there shall be at the first ensuing 
annual town election a new election of town-meeting mem- 
bers in any precinct so revised, as well as in any precinct 
newly established. The town clerk shall, after every election 
of town-meeting members, forthwith notify by mail each 
member of his election, with instructions to signify in writing 
to the town clerk within seven days after the receipt of 
such notice his acceptance or refusal of membership. 

Section 3. The town meetings of IMethuen, except as 
is otherwise provided in section five shall, at and after the 
first annual election under this act, be limited to the regis- 
tered voters elected under sections two and seven, together 
with the following, designated as town-meeting members 
at large, namely: — the members in the general court from 
Methuen, the moderator, the town clerk, the selectmen, 
the town treasurer, the tax collector, the tree warden, and 
the chairman of each of the following boards: ■ — the assessors, 
the school committee, the cemetery commissioners, the 
water board, the playstead commission, the planning board 
Notices of town and the registrars of voters. The town clerk shall notify 
the town-meeting members of the time and place at which 
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 election and qualification of their members. 
Not less than one half of the town-meeting members at any 
such limited town meeting must be present 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 as such shall receive no compensation. Subject 
to such conditions as may be determined from time to time 
by its members at any limited town meeting any registered 



meetings. 



Open doors for 
town meetings. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 116. 103 

voter of the town who Is not a town-meeting member may 

speak, but he shall not vote. Any town-meeting member Resignations, 

may resign by fiHng a written notice with the town clerk, ^*^- 

the resignation to take effect on the date of such filing; and 

any town-meeting member who removes from Methuen 

shall cease to be a town-meeting member. 

Section 4. Nominations of candidates for town-meeting Nominations, 
members to be elected under this act shall be made by °^ "^'^ °' 
nomination papers signed by not less than thirty registered 
male voters of the precinct in which the candidate resides 
and filed with the town clerk at least ten days before the 
election. No nomination papers shall be valid in respect 
to any candidate whose written acceptance is not thereon 
or attached thereto: provided, however, that any town- proviso, 
meeting member may become a candidate for re-election by 
giving written notice to the town clerk at least twenty days 
before the election. 

Section 5. The articles in the warrant for every town Warrant. 
meeting, so far as they relate to the election of the moder- 
ator, town officers, and town-meeting members, as herein- 
before provided, to granting licenses for the sale of intoxi- 
cating liquors, referenda, and all matters to be acted upon 
and determined by ballot by the registered voters of the 
town in their respective precincts, shall be so acted upon 
and determined. All other articles in the warrant for any 
town meeting shall be acted upon and determined exclusively 
by town-meeting members at a meeting to be held at such 
time and place as shall be set forth by the selectmen in the 
warrant for the meeting and subject to the referendum 
provided for by section eight. 

Section 6. A moderator shall be elected by ballot at Moderator, 

. 1 1 11 11 election, etc. 

each annual town meetmg 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, and any vacancy in 
such office 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 in the full number of town- vacancies, 
meeting members from any })recinct, to wit, three per cent, 
may be filled until the next annual election by the remaining 
members of the precinct from among the registered male 
voters thereof. Upon petition therefor, signed by not less 



104 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 116. 



Vacancies, 
how filled. 



Rights of 
voters. 



Referendum. 



Action binding 
upon town. 



than ten town-meeting members from the 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 any vacancy. 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, 
specifying the object, and the time and place thereof. At 
such meeting a majority of the members shall constitute a 
quorum, and they shall elect from their own number a chair- 
man and a clerk. The choice to fill any such vacancy shall 
be by ballot and a majority of the votes cast shall be required 
for a choice. The chairman and clerk shall make a cer- 
tificate of such choice and forthwith file the same with the 
town clerk, together with a WTitten acceptance by the 
member or members so chosen, who shall thereupon be 
deemed elected and qualified a town-meeting member or 
members under this act, subject to the right of all the town- 
meeting members to judge of the election and qualification 
of members as set forth in section three. 

Section 8. If at any limited town meeting, a vote is 
passed authorizing the expenditure of five thousand dollars 
or more as a special appropriation, such vote shall not 
become operative until after the expiration of five days, 
exclusive of Sundays and holidays, from the day of the 
dissolution of such meeting. If, within the said five days 
a petition signed by not less than twenty registered male 
voters from each precinct therein, with their street addresses, 
is filed with the selectmen, asking that the question or 
questions involved in such vote be submitted to the regis- 
tered male voters at large, the selectmen and the moderator 
shall, within fourteen days after the filing thereof, present 
the question or questions so involved to the registered male 
voters at large convened in a special town meeting to be 
held for that purpose, at which 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 in the 
limited town meeting authorizing such expenditure shall 
become operative upon the expiration of the said period. 

Section 9. The municipal corporation of the town of 
Methuen, after the acceptance of this act, shall have the 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 117. 105 

capacity to act through and to be bound by its said town- 
meeting members who shall, when convened from time to 
time as hereinunder pro^'ided, constitute limited town 
meetings; and such limited town meetings shall exercise ex- 
clusively, so far as shall conform to the provisions of this 
act, all powers vested in the municipal corporation of Me- 
thuen. Action in conformity with all provisions of law now 
or hereafter applicable to the transaction of town affairs in 
town meetings, shall, when taken by any limited town 
meeting in IMethuen in accordance with the provisions of 
this act, have the same force and effect as if said action had 
been taken in a town meeting, open to all the qualified 
voters of said town, as heretofore organized and conducted. 

Section 10. This act shall not abridge the right of the General 
citizens of IMethuen to hold general meetings, according to be^hekf.^ ™*^ 
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 IMethuen the power finally to 
commit the 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. 

Section 11. This act shall be submitted to the voters Acttobesub- 
of Methuen in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, at a voters at special 
special town meeting, duly called and notified for that *"^"'^^'^*'°s. 
purpose, in the form of the following question to be placed 
upon the ballot used at such meeting: — "Shall an act 
passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, entitled 'An Act to provide for precinct voting, 
limited town meetings, town-meeting members, a referendum 
and an annual moderator in the town of Methuen', be 
accepted?" And if a majority of the registered male voters Time of taking 
present and voting thereon shall vote in the affirmative, ^^^^^' 
the act shall thereupon take effect, but not otherwise. But 
so much of this act as authorizes its submission to the regis- 
tered male voters of the town of Methuen shall take eft'ect 
upon its passage. Apyroved February 2Jf., 1916. 

[1890, 189; 1897, 239; 1898, 132; 1907, 397; 1909, 66.] 

An Act relative to the term of office of the (JfiQj) WJ 

TREASURER OF THE CITY OF CHICOPEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city treasurer of the city of Chicopee Term of office 
shall, at the municipal election held in the year nineteen treasui-er of 

Chicopoe. 



106 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 118. 



Repeal. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to 
voters at 
annual state 
election. 



hundred and sixteen, be elected for the term of two years 
from the first Monday of January next ensuing, and there- 
after beginning with the municipal election held in the year 
nineteen hundred and eighteen he shall be elected for the 
term of three years from the first Monday of the succeeding 
January. 

Section 2. So much of chapter two hundred and thirty- 
nine of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety- 
seven and acts in amendment thereof and in addition thereto 
as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of said city at the next annual state election, and shall take 
effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters voting 
thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved February 25, 1916. 



City of New 
Bedford may 
extend its water 
system into 
town of 
Lakeville. 



[1863, 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; 1915, 129, Spec.) 

Chap. 118 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to ex- 
tend ITS system of water supply into the town of 
lakeville. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford may lay or con- 
tract to lay mains, pipes and other works in the town of 
Lakeville under or along the highway leading northerly from 
the Lakeville line, on the east side of Long pond, and may 
supply water therefrom for domestic and other purposes, 
by means of proper service pipes or other connections, to the 
owners and occupants of land on either side of the said 
highway; but all work done in the said town shall be under 
the direction of its selectmen. 

Section 2. The installation of the said mains and con- 
nections shall be wholly at the expense of the persons to be 
supplied wdth water, and shall not be undertaken until a 
sufficient contract therefor, with proper surety or sureties, 
has been executed to the satisfaction of the New Bedford 
water board, which shall have full charge and control of 
the work hereby authorized, except as is otherwise provided 
herein. 

Section 3. The takers of water delivered pursuant to 
the provisions hereof shall pay for the same upon the metered 
rates established in the city of New Bedford, and all rules 



Installation 
of mains. 



Certain rates, 
rules, etc., to 
apply. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 119. 107 

and regulations made by said city, its water board or any 
other duly authorized authority shall be binding upon the 
said takers. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1916. 



An Act to authorize the city op fall river to incur (Jfiaj) 119 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR TUBERCULOSIS HOSPITAL 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of Ri*v^°m^''"bor- 
purchasing or otherwise acquiring land, and of constructing row money for 
and equipping thereon a hospital for the care and treatment hospital. 
of persons ill with tuberculosis, may incur indebtedness to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds and notes therefor, to be de- 
nominated on the face thereof, Fall River Tuberculosis Fail River 
Hospital Building Loan, Act of 1916. Such bonds or notes Hospital Buiid- 
shall be signed by the city treasurer and countersigned by o^^ioie?"' ^'^^ 
the mayor, 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 city, 
and shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after the date thereof, as will ex- 
tinguish each loan within twenty years after its date. 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. 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 said oHoTn"' 
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 annually, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1916. 



108 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 120. 



Appropria- 
tions, main- 
tenance of 
agricultural, 
independent 
industrial, 
household arts, 
etc., schools. 



Maintenance of 
non-agricultural 
schools. 



Agricultural 
schools, etc. 



Chap. 120 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF CERTAIN AGRICULTURAL, INDEPENDENT INDUSTRIAL, 
HOUSEHOLD ARTS, PRACTICAL ARTS AND CONTINUATION 
SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the com- 
monwealth'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 day of December in the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, 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 hundred and eleven, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred twenty-four thousand nine 
hundred seven dollars and five cents. 

For the maintenance of agricultural schools and depart- 
ments in certain cities and towns, as approved by the board 
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-two 
thousand one hundred six dollars and fifty-six cents. 

For the maintenance of practical arts classes in certain 
cities and towns, 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 ex- 
ceeding fourteen thousand six hundred ninety -two dollars 
and ninety-five cents. 

For the maintenance of a continuation school in the city 
of Boston, as approved by the board of education under 
authority of chapter eight hundred and five of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and thirteen, a sum not exceeding 
seventeen thousand two hundred eighty-one dollars and 
fifty-two cents. 

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in non-agricultural 
schools maintained in certain cities and towns, as approved 
by the board of education under the authority of chapter 



Practical arts 
classes. 



Continuation 
school in 
Boston. 



Tuition of cer- 
tain pupils in 
non-agricultural 
schools. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 121, 122. 109 

four hundred and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven, and chapter one hundred and six of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-seven thousand three hundred seventy- 
one dollars and seven cents. 

For the tuition of non-resident pupils in aa-ricultural schools Tuition of cer- 

, , .... V . .J . , , tain pupils in 

and departments mamtamed m certam cities and towns, as agricultural 
approved by the board of education under authority 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 hundred and 
twelve, a sum not exceeding twenty-six hundred forty-one 
dollars and fifty-five cents. 

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

Approved March 1, 1916. 



An Act making appropkiations for the maintenance of Chav. 121 

THE WORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as ] allows : 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Worcester 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Worcester state maiutenauce.' 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-three thousand one 
hundred seventy dollars and forty-seven cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding three hundred fifteen thousand two 
hundred ninety-one dollars and fifty-three cents. 

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

Approved March 1, 191 G. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of qj^^j^ ^^22 
the northampton state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Northampton 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Northampton m^haouilucv.' 
state hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — ■ 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fifty-two thousand nine 



110 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 123, 124. 



hundred seven dollars and eighty-seven cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding one himdred sixty-four thousand eight 
hundred sixty-four dollars and thirteen cents. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1916. 



Massachusetts 
School for 
Feeble-Minded, 
maintenance. 



C/iap. 123 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF the MASSACHUSETTS SCHOOL FOR THE FEEBLE- 
MINDED. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Massachusetts 
School for the Feeble-INIinded, during the fiscal year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, to wit : — 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fourteen thousand seven 
hundred fifty-nine dollars and seven cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred ninety-five thousand 
eight hundred forty dollars and ninety-three cents. 

For the city of Waltham for the annual assessment due 
from the commonwealth toward maintaining and operating 
a system of sewage disposal at the said school, 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 1, 1916. 



City of Wal- 
tham, for 
certain annual 
assessment. 



Chap. 124 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of 

THE MONSON STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the IMonson state 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth daj"^ 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of fourteen thousand nine 
hundred twenty-two dollars and sixty-seven cents: and from 



Monson state 

hospital, 

maintenance. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 125, 126. Ill 

the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum" not exceeding two hundred thirty-five thousand 
thirty-five dollars and thirty-three cents. 

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

Approved March 1, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance of (Jhav 125 

THE WRENTHAM STATE SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Wrentham state 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Wrentham state tenance™^'"' 
school, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — - 

From the receipts of said school now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of twenty-five hundred twenty 
dollars and fifty-eight cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred eighty-four thousand three hundred 
thirty-five dollars and fourteen cents. 

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

Approved March 1, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the compensation (Jfmj) 126 

AND expenses OF THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS ON 
FISHERIES AND GAME. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- '°^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses incurred 
by the board of commissioners on fisheries and game, during 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For compensation of the commissioners, a sum not ex- Commis- 
ceeding fifty-four hundred dollars. '•°°"^' '"'""■"" 

For travelling and incidental office expenses, including Travelling 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding ®-'^f^«"*«'^' ®*°- 
sixty-two hundred dollars. 

For clerical services, a sum not exceeding fifty-three clerical 

1 J 1 1 11 ' services. 

hundred dollars. 

For enforcement of the laws relating to fisheries and of^Ienainlaws. 
game, including salaries and expenses of deputies, a sura 
not exceeding forty-eight thousand dollars. 



112 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 127, 128. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



lTthth''°''^' For stocking great ponds with food fish, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 

Fish hatciieries. YoT the maintenance of fish hatcheries, the propagation 
of food and game fish, for the purchase of lobsters with eggs 
attached, 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 fifty-seven thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1916. 

Chap. 127 An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE COMMISSION ON ECONOMY AND EFFI- 
CIENCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., a^ folloios: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and 
expenses of the commission on economy and efficiency, for 
the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

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

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

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

A'p'proved March 1, 1916. 

Chap. 128 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 
and expenses of the boards of parole and advisory 

BOARD OF pardons. 

Be it eyiacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation 
and expenses of the boards of parole and the advisory board 
of pardons, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the per diem compensation of the members of the 
boards of parole and of the advisory board of pardons, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 



Members of 
commission, 
salaries. 

Secretary, 
experts, etc. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Members of 
boards, com- 
pensation. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 129, 130, 131. 113 

For the compensation of the chairman and deputy com- chairman and 
missioner, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. nfiss^ioncT"'" 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding two thousand Clerical 

, ,, " assistance. 

dollars. 

For travelling and contingent expenses of said boards and Travelling 

1 • rr^ 1- r>iiii expenses, etc. 

their omcers, a sum not exceedmg twenty-five hundred dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 1, 1916. 

An Act to provide vacations for employees of the rjhnjj 109 

MUNICIPAL printing PLANT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Employees of the municipal printing plant Employees of 
of the city of Boston who have been regularly employed printing plant 
therein for one year or more shall be granted annually a have vacatfons. 
vacation of two weeks without loss of pay, at such times as 
in the opinion of the superintendent of the printing plant 
will cause the least interference with the regular work of 
the said plant. 

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

Approved March 1, 1916. 

ISp. Laws, Vol. 1, p. 408; Vol. 2, p. Wl; 1805, 76; 1808, 91; 1812, 106; 1837, 195; 1859, 54.] 

An Act depriving the town of newbury of the right r^i -ioc\ 
TO regulate fishing in the streams of that town. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the acts of the Riaht of town 
year eighteen hundred and thirty-seven, which authorizes rig uilTi' fishing 
the town of Newbury to regulate the taking of fish in the streams'" 
streams w^ithin that town, and all acts and parts of acts in repealed. 
amendment thereof and in addition thereto, are hereby 
repealed. Approved March 1, 1916. 

(1903, 385; 1904, 298; 1907, 185; 1908, 184; 1909, 143, 144; 1910, 233; 1911, 123.) 

An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to incur r*/,^^ i qi 
indebtedness for the purpose of erecting a new ^' 
schoolhouse. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The citv of New Bedford, for the purpose of city of New 

... 1 i> '"^i • 1 11 • Bedford may 

constructing and rurnishing a new schoolhouse, may incur borrow money 
indebtedness to an amount not exceeding one hundred and suii'i^''i'house. 



114 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 132. 

fifty thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes there- 
for, each issue thereof to constitute a separate loan. Such 
bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 
New Bedford Schoolhouse Loan, Act of 1916; shall be 
signed by the city treasurer 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 
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 from its date. 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 subse- 
quent year. 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, 
i^an™^"*"^ Section 2. The said city, at the time of authorizing 

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 annually 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the 
city, in the same manner as other taxes, until the said debt 
is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved 31 arch 1, 1916. 



(1915, 247, Sped 

Chap. 1^2 An Act to authorize the city of new Bedford to 

INCUR ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
ERECTING A NEW CENTRAL FIRE STATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

fiidw^ry Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose of 
borrow money purchasing land, and for constructing and furnishing a new 
fire station. central fire station thereon and for installing a fire alarm 
system in said building, may incur indebtedness in excess of 
the statutory limit of indebtedness, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding forty thousand dollars in addition to the amount 
previously authorized, and may issue bonds or notes there- 
for, each issue thereof to constitute a separate loan. Such 
bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 133, 134. 115 

New Bedford Fire Station Loan, Act of 1916, shall be signed 
by the city treasurer and countersigned by the mayor, shall 
bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, and shall be payable by such annual pay- 
ments, 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 in any 
year shall not be less than the amount of the principal of 
the loan payable in any subsequent year. The city may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale, upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for 
less than their par value. 

Section 2. The said city, at the time of authorizing said 1^^^""^°* °^ 
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 annually, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Ajjproved March 1, 1916. 

An Act to authorize .the city of waltham to pay Qfiav 133 

CERTAIN BILLS CONTRACTED BY CITY OFFICIALS IN EXCESS 
OF APPROPRIATIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The citv of Waltham is herebv authorized cityofWai- 
1 T 1 1 1 'r. 1 1 1 ^"^"1 '"^y pay- 

to expend a sum not exceedmg three thousand five hundred certain biiis 

dollars for the payment of bills incurred by its officers and city officials. 

departments, in excess of their respective appropriations, 

prior to April first, nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

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

Approved March 1, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the town of swampscott to pay nhQ^rt 134 

AN ANNUITY TO THE WIDOW OF EVERETT SMITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Swampscott is hereby au- Town of 
thorized to pay to the widow of Everett Smith whose" death IJ::,"'^-''" 
occurred in consequence of an injury sutt'ered in the course ^Xwo/" 
of his employment as a fireman in said town, an annuity of Everett Smith. 



116 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 135. 



three hundred dollars, so long as she lives and remains un- 
married. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the town of Swampscott. Approved March 1, 1916. 



commissioners. 



(1914, 188.] 

Chap. 135 An Act to PROvroE for the election of water com- 
missioners IN THE town of DARTMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

mouth°to^fect Section 1. The town of Dartmouth shall, within three 
board of water montlis aftcr thc passage of this act, at a meetina; called for 
the purpose or at the annual town meeting for the current 
year, 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 commissioner shall be elected by ballot 
for the term of three years. The authority granted to the 
said town by the provisions of general or special law in 
relation to a public water supply, except as is otherwise 
specifically provided, shall be vested in the said water com- 
missioners who shall be subject, however, to such instruc- 
tions, rules and regulations as the town may by vote im- 
pose. 

Section 2. 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 expenses, 
interest charges and payments on the principal as they 
accrue upon any bonds or notes issued by the said town for 
water purposes. 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 proportionatel3\ No money shall be expended 
in new construction by the water commissioners except 
from the net surplus aforesaid, unless the town appropriates 
Annual report, and providcs moncy 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 



To fix rates, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 136, 137, 138. 117 

and an account of their doings, including an account of 
receipts and expenditures. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 4, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the city of chelsea to use cer- Qjmj) 13(3 

TAIN PUBLIC PARK LAND FOR STREET PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Chelsea is hereby authorized to city of cheisea 
change from park to street purposes the use of that portion puwirpa'rk^*'*'" 
of the park known as Powderhorn Park reservation lying purposL^'^'^*'^* 
in front of lot two hundred and three, between said lot and 
the line OV, as shown on the plan entitled " Plan of Taking 
for Park Powderhorn Hill", recorded with Suffolk deeds, 
book two thousand four hundred and fifty-two, page three 
hundred and forty-six. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by the mayor and city council of Chelsea. Suncii*etc'.*^ 

Approved March 4, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance QJidj) 137 
OF the reformatory for women. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred one Reformatory 
thousand two hundred five dollars and seventy-six cents is mainte'Sance. 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the mainte- 
nance of the reformatory for women, for the fiscal year end- 
ing on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen. 

For the town of Framingham, tow^ard the annual expense Town of 
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 4, 1916. 

An Act making an appropriation for band concerts in Chav 138 
parks and on other lands under the control of 
the metropolitan park commission. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding twent\--five thousand ^,^'],3'oan" 
dollars is hereby api)ropriated, to be expended during the ^o^t^jn con^ux 



118 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 139, 140. 

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 other places under 
its control, and at such times, as it may determine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apjjwved March 4, 1916. 

Chap. 139 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

schTOWorboys Section 1. A sum not exceeding eighty thousand one 

maintenance, huudrcd and niuety-five dollars is hereby appropriated, to 

be paid out of the treasury of 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, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

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

Ayiyroved March 4, 1916. 

Chap. 140 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of 

THE TRUSTEES OF MASSACHUSETTS TRAINING SCHOOLS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

issa- 

achooia. Wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the 

trustees of Massachusetts training schools, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

faiM^y^"^^' ^"^^^ ^^^^ salary and office expenses of the secretary of the 

trustees, a sum not exceeding four thousand dollars. 

Travelling For travelling and other expenses of the trustees, in- 

cluding printing and binding the annual report, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

Agents. Por the salaries and expenses of agents employed for the 

supervision of boys boarded out in families, a sum not ex- 
ceeding twenty-three thousand five hundred dollars. 

dSwren^°"* For expcuscs in connection with boarding out children^ 
from the Lyman and industrial schools for boys, for the 
present and previous years, a sum not exceeding seventeen 
thousand dollars. 

batU)nlrr°' ^or cxpcnscs iu connection with the care of probationers 

from the state industrial school for girls, to include boarding 



Appropria- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

chusetts appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 141, 142. 119 

out and other expenses of girls on probation, for the present 
and previous years, a sum not exceeding nineteen thousand 
three hundred dollars. 

For instruction in the public schools of children boarded pub^iic^slhoois 
out by the trustees of the Lyman and industrial schools, a 
sum not exceeding seventeen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March If., 1916. 



[1895,148; 1897,76; 1904,254; 1909,241.] 

An Act relative to water rates and income in the nhnj) 141 

CITY OF NORTH ADAMS. . 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and forty-eight of the 1895, hs, § 57, 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five is hereby *"»^°^®^- 
amended by striking out section fifty-seven and inserting 
in place thereof the following : — Section 57. The com- Water rates and 
missioner of public works shall establish the prices or rentals NortTAdams, 
for the use of water, subject to the approval of the mayor ^°^ ^^^^' 
and the city council; and the income received therefrom, 
in each year, shall be paid into the treasury of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by the city council of said city, with the approval of the council, etc 
mayor. Approved March 4, 1916. 

[Accepted April 5, 1916.] 



An Act to authorize the town of Norwood to borrow nhnrt 142 
money to construct conduits and cables for the 
transmission of electricity. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Norwood is hereby authorized Norwood may 
to borrow, outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, a *^o"ow money 

p ,. " . 1 1 11 n 1 to construct 

sum or money not exceeding ten thousand dollars, tor the conduits, etc, 

n j_ j_- 1 • 1 1 • 1 11. II n for transmission 

purpose 01 constructing conduits and mstalling cables for of electricity. 
the transmission of electricity under the streets of the said 
town; and to issue bonds or notes therefor, each authorized 
issue thereof to constitute a separate loan. Such bonds or 
notes shall bear on their face the words. Town of Norwood, 
Electric Light Loan, Act of 1916, shall be payable by such 
annual payments, beginning not more than one year after 
the date thereof, as will extinguish each loan within five 



120 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 143. 

years from its date, and the amount of such annual payments 
in any year shall not be less than the amount of the principal 
of the loan payable in any subsequent year. Said bonds or 
notes shall be signed by the treasurer and collector of taxes 
and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen. The 
toAvn may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper but 
not for less than their par value, and the proceeds, except 
premiums, shall be used only for the purposes specified 
in the vote authorizing the loan. 
P^>^"^entof Section 2. The town 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 annually,' without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town, in the 
same manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 4, 1916. 

11846,109: 1851,99; 1853,155; 1856,112; 1857,75; 1867,68; 1869,336; 1870,229; 1873,337, 

345; 1877,41; 1878,102; 1879,190; 1886,103,193,213; 1888,70; 1890,260; 1891,364; 

1895,71; 1896,173; 1900,405; 1901,397; 1902,357,529; 1907,491,565,566; 1908,271, 
362; 1909, 395; 1911, 531; 1912, 81, 611; 1913, 20, 425, 804.] 

C/iap. 143 An Act relative to the principal assessors of the 

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^s^s'° sots' of Section 1. At the expiration of the term for which each 

camb°idg°e, of the prcscut principal assessors of the city of Cambridge 

owappomte . ^^^^^ elected under the provisions of section four of chapter 

three hundred and sixty-four of the acts of the year eighteen 

hundred and ninety-one, and thereafter, in each year, as a 

vacancy shall occur, the mayor of said city shall appoint, 

subject to confirmation by the city council, a principal 

assessor who shall hold office for the term of three years, or 

until the confirmation of his successor. 

Certain pro- Section 2. So much of scctiou four of said chapter 

apply. three hundred and sixty-four as provides for the election of 

principal assessors in Cambridge by the people, and so 

much of any other act as is inconsistent herewith, shall not 

apply to the provisions of this act. 

^""u *"*!'''> * Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 

submittea to n/~ii-i'ia. 

voters at next ^y the votcrs of the city of Cambridge voting thereon at 
the next state election. Approved March 4, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 144, 145. 121 



An Act relative to days off for members of the fire qJi^j) 144 
department in the citl^ of leominster. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . Members of the fire department of the city Days off for 
of Leominster, in addition to any annual vacation now or tire depart- 
hereafter allowed, shall be excused from duty for one out Leo"mi'nster. 
of every five days, without loss of pay, at such times and in 
such manner as the chief, or other officer or board at the 
head of the fire department shall determine, subject to the 
right of the chief, or other officer or board, in case of a 
public emergency, to suspend the said privilege: provided, P'"°^'3°- 
that the day off shall be granted as soon thereafter as is 
practicable. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of f^ubm?tted to 
the city of Leominster at the next municipal election therein, voters, etc. 
and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of 
the voters voting thereon; otherwise, it shall not take 
effect. Approved March 4> 1916. 



11914, 774.] 

An Act to authorize the city of salem to borrow (7/^^r) 145 
money for municipal purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Salem, for the purpose of con- cityofsaiem 
structing public buildings and for other municipal purposes money"for^ 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter seven himdred purposely' 
and seventy-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen, is hereby authorized to incur, in excess of 
the statutory limit of indebtedness of said city, additional 
indebtedness to an amount not exceeding two hundred 
thousand dollars, and may from time to time issue bonds or 
notes therefor, payable within twenty years from their 
respective dates of issue. Each authorized issue thereof 
shall constitute a separate loan. Such bonds or notes shall • 
be signed by the city treasurer and countersigned by the 
mayor, shall be denominated on the face thereof. City of 
Salem Loan, Act of 191 G, shall bear interest payable semi- 
annually, at a rate not exceeding four and one half per Rate of 
cent per annum, and shall be paid serially in accordance 
with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter seven 



122 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 146, 147. 

hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen. 

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

Approved March 4, 1916. 

[1883, 152; 1884, 102; 1885, 206; 1886, 139; 1893, 442; 1896, 329; 1904, 276; 1907, 435; 1909, 
100; 1910, 395; 1913, 301.] 

C/iap. 146 An Act to authorize the town of whitman to refund 

PART OF its water LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

whTtmanmay SECTION 1. The town of WTiitmau, for the purpose of 
refund part of refunding a part of its water loan, is hereby authorized to 
cancel the bonds for twenty thousand dollars bearing the 
date of September first, nineteen hundred and four and 
maturing on September first, nineteen hundred and twenty- 
four, all of which are now held as investments in the sinking 
fund, and the town is hereby authorized to issue bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 
whHman Water Section 2. Bouds and uotcs issucd under authority of 
Loan. Act of ^his act shall bear on their face the words, Town of \Miitman 
Water Loan, Act of 1916, and shall be payable by annual 
payments of fifteen hundred dollars each, beginning not 
more than one year after their date of issue, so that the 
whole loan shall be paid in not more than ten years from 
the date of issue of the first bond or note. They shall not 
be reckoned in determining the statutor}^ limit of indebted- 
ness of the town. 
Rate of Section 3. The 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 town 
treasurer and countersigned by 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 not for less than their par value. 

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

Approved March 4, 1916. 

Chap. 1^7 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay an 

annuity to the widow of JOSEPH H. o'tOOLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

n>ay.pl?an°" Section 1. The city of Bostou is hereby authorized to 
t'iSowy" pay to Julia L. O'Toole, widow of Joseph H. O'Toole, a 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 148, 149. 123 

former employee of that city, who while in the employ of o'T^ie^' 
the city suffered an injury which materially contributed in 
causing his death, an annuity not exceeding one half of the 
average compensation paid to him each year during the 
last three years of his employment by the city, this annuity 
to continue for a period not exceeding six years, and to 
cease if the said Julia L. O'Toole remarries. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval citycouncii," 
of the mayor. Ayyroved March 6, 1916. ^^''• 

[Accepted May 1, 1916.) 



An Act to authorize the city of boston to increase (jjmj) 143 

THE pensions PAID TO JOSEPH A. WIGGIN OF MELROSE 
AND LLEWELLYN LINCOLN OF STONEHAM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
increase, to an amount not exceeding five hundred and ten j^nlion" pdid 
dollars a year each, the pensions paid by said city to Joseph wiggfn^o'f ^' 
A. Wiggin of INIelrose and Llewellyn Lincoln of Stoneham, Liewelu^n*^ 
veterans of the civil war who were retired from active service Lincoln of 
at the house of correction on Deer island in said city, during 
the year nineteen hundred and twelve. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be sub- 
by the city council of Boston, with the approval of the TOuncfi.*^t^!*^ 
mayor. Ayproved March 6, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for the expenses of rii^f.^ 140 

the MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- sachusetts' 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of forbrind"" 
the INIassachusetts commission for the blind, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the maintenance of industries under the control of 
said commission, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand 
dollars. 

For general administration, furnishing information, in- 
dustrial and educational aid, and for carrying out the 



124 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chaps. 150, 151, 152. 



other provisions of the act establishing said commission, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-three thousand dollars. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 6, 1916. 



Chap. 150 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 
or the state industrial school for girls. 



State in- 
dustrial school 
for girls, 
maintenance. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding eighty thousand two 
hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid 
out of the treasury 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 sixteen. 

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

Approved March 6, 1916. 



Lyman school 
for boys, 
maintenance. 



Chap. 151 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

OF THE LYMAN SCHOOL FOR BOYS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred twenty- 
three thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars is hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth 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 
sixteen. 

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

Approved March 6, 1916. 



Chap. 152 An Act to authorize the city of ne;w Bedford to incur 

indebtedness for THE PURPOSE OF ERECTING AND EQUIP- 
PING A CENTRAL POLICE STATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford, for the purpose 
of purchasing land and of constructing thereon a central 
police station and of furnishing the same and installing 
therein a police signal system, may incur indebtedness, in 
excess of the statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars and may issue bonds 
or notes therefor, each authorized issue thereof to constitute 



City of New 
Bedford may 
Ijorrow money 
for erecting, 
etc., central 
police station. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 153. 125 

a separate loan. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated 
on their face, New Bedford Police Station Loan, Act of 1916; 
shall be signed by the city treasurer and countersigned 
by the mayor, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four jRate of 
and one half per cent per annum, 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 subse- 
quent year. The city may sell the said securities at public 
or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said f^l^^"""^^ °^ 
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 annually, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

Section 3. The proceeds of the sale of any land or Proceeds of 
buildings now used by the city of New Bedford as a central property, etc., 
police station may be used for the purpose of acquiring a ™^^ ^^ "^°'^* 
new site or for the construction of a new building; and any 
sum received and not used for the purposes authorized b}^ 
this act shall be paid into the sinking fund of the city, now 
established for the liquidation of debt issued in excess of 
the debt limit, exclusive of water debt, and shall be pro- 
rated as nearly as possible in proportion to the amount 
of the several finids. 

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

Approved March 6, 1916. 

[1911, 591.] 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to grant a nhnj) 153 

LOCATION TO A STREET RAILWAY COMPANY IN PLEASANT 
STREET IN SAID CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of street commissioners of the city of Boston 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, may grant locatmn to 
to the street railway company applying for the same, a confpany'rQ°^ 
location for two street railway tracks in Pleasant street, P'easant 
from Washington street to Eliot street, under the same 



126 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 154. 



Betterment 
ueed not be 
paid. 



Repeal. 



terms and conditions as railway locations are granted in 
other streets of said city. 

Section 2. The street railway company to which a 
location is granted under the provisions of this act shall not 
be required to pay any betterment because of the widening 
and construction of Pleasant street under the provisions of 
chapter five hundred and ninety-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and eleven; and so much of said chapter 
as is inconsistent with the provisions hereof is hereby re- 
pealed. 

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

{The foregoing ivas laid before the governor on the twenty- 
ninth day of February, 1916, and after five days it had "the 
force of a laiv'\ as prescribed by the constitution, as it was 
not returned by him ivith his objections thereto loithin that 
time.) 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 154^ An Act making appropriations for the salary and ex- 
penses OF THE STATE FORESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salary and ex- 
penses' of the state forester, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit: — 

For the salary of the state forester, five thousand dollars. 

For clerical assistance and incidental and contingent ex- 
penses, and for establishing forest tree nurseries, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-one thousand dollars. 

For the purchase of land and for the reforestation of the 
same, ten thousand dollars. 

To provide for the better prevention of forest fires, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For aiding towns in preventing or extinguishing forest 
fires, and for making protective belts or zones as a defence 
against forest fires, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 

For the suppression of the gj'psy and brown tail moths 
and for expenses incidental thereto, the sum of one hundred 
and seventy-five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amounts heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

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

A Improved March 8, 1916. 



State forester, 
salary. 
Clerical 
assistance. 



Land for 
reforestation. 

Prevention of 
forest fires. 

Aiding towns in 
preventing 
fires, etc. 



Suppression of 
gypsy and 
brown tail 
moths. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 155. 127 



[1884, 283; 1898, 293; 1908, 560; 1909, 112; 1910, 243; 1912, 235.] 

An Act to authorize the town of swampscott to in- (Jjidj) 155 

CUR INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING 
ITS WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . For the purposes mentioned in chapter two Town of 
hundred and ninety-three of the acts of the year eighteen may borrow 
hundred and ninety-eight, and any act in amendment "ncreie^ita 
thereof, or addition thereto, the town of Swampscott may ''^ter supply, 
borrow from time to time, in excess of the statutory limit 
of indebtedness, such sums of money as it may deem neces- 
sary, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, and 
issue therefor bonds or notes, each authorized issue to consti- 
tute a separate loan. Such bonds or notes shall be denomi- 
nated on the face thereof, Swampscott Water Loan, Act 
of 1916; shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after the respective dates thereof, 
as wull extinguish each 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. Said bonds or notes Rate of 
shall bear interest payable semi-annually at a rate not ex- 
ceeding four and one half per cent per annum, shall be 
signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by 
the selectmen. The town may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 
The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the 
purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said town shall, at the time of authoriz- Payment of 
ing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in '°''"' 
accordance with section one; 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 said 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 annually, without 
further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town in the 
same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurn^l by said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Approved March S, 1016. 



128 Special Acts, 1916. —Chaps. 156, 157, 158. 



Chap.l5Q An Act to authorize the county of Plymouth to 

PENSION BENJAMIN V. BENNETT OF PLYMOUTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloivs: 
County of Section 1. The county of Plymouth may, with the 

Plymouth may i o i • • ii 

pension approval of the county commissioners, pay annually to 

Bennett of ' Benjamin V. Bennett of Plymouth, a sum not exceeding 

ymout . ^^^ j^^j^ ^^ ^1^^ annual compensation which he received as 

an officer of the house of correction of the county of Pl^in- 

outh at the time of his retirement from that service. 

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

Ajyproved March 8, 1916. 

Chap. 157 An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

of the NORFOLK STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as ] allows: 

Kitai.^m^n- Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

tenance. appropriated, for the maintenance of the Norfolk state 

hospital, including the out-patient departments, during the 

fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 

hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of nineteen hundred ninety- 
one dollars and fourteen cents; and from the treasury of the 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred twenty-six thousand eighty-three 
dollars and eighty-six cents. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 

Chap.l5S An Act making appropriations for the salaries and 

EXPENSES OF THE INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT BOARD. 

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

tions, industrial '^'-■^ . i i . i (.1 p . 1 

accident board, appropriated, to be paid out or the treasury oi the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- 
penses of the industrial accident board, for the fiscal year 
ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, to wit: — 

Membera, YoT the Salaries of the members of the board, a sum not 

exceeding twenty-three thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 159. 129 

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

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

For the salary of the medical examiner, a sum not ex- Medical 
ceeding four thousand dollars. examiner. 

For clerical services, travelling and other necessary ex- clerical 
penses, a sum not exceeding fifty-nine thousand five hun- ^'''■^'"=''®- 
dred dollars. 

For rent of office, a sum not exceeding nine thousand Rent of office. 
dollars. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and QJkij) 159 
expenses of the state board of labor and in- 
dustries. 

Be it eiiaded, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- board ofiabor 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and ex- ^""^ industries. 
penses of the state board of labor and industries, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the members of the board, a sum not Members, 
exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of the commissioner and deputy com- commissioner 
missioners, a sum not exceeding thirteen thousand five '""^ deputy. 
hundred dollars. 

For the salaries of inspectors and investigators, a sum inspectors and 
not exceeding forty thousand dollars. investigators. 

For the salaries of secretaries, stenographers and clerks, a secretaries, etc. 
sum not exceeding fifteen thousand five hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses of members of the board, officers, Travelling 
inspectors and investigators, a sum not exceeding sixty-five expenses. 
hundred dollars. 

For rent and care of office, a sum not exceeding nine Rent and care 
thousand dollars. °^ °^^'=*^- 

For postage, stationery, office supplies and printing, in- postage, 
eluding printing the annual report, a sum not exceeding ten stationery, etc. 
thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



130 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 160, 161. 



C^ap. 160 An Act making appropriations for the expenses of 

THE industrial ACCIDENT BOARD AND THE STATE BOARD 
OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIES, SITTING JOINTLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

tioM.TnTustriai Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
^ccident^board appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
board of labor wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the expenses of the 
sitting jointly.' industrial accident board and the state board of labor and 

industries, sitting jointly, during the fiscal year ending 

on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 

sixteen, to wit: — 
Salaries, etc. YoT the Salaries and expenses of expert assistants, a sum 

not exceeding one hundred dollars. 
post^ef etc. For printing, postage and contingent expenses, a sum not 

exceeding three hundred dollars. 
Jx^pJnIes°ltc. ^or travelling expenses of the board and its experts, a 

sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. 
£iv7cei For clerical services, a sum not exceeding one hundred and 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



C hap. IQl An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 

OF THE TAUNTON STATE HOSPITAL. • 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Taunton state SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 

hospital, main- • i « i • p ^ rr\ 

tenance. appropriated, tor the maintenance oi the launton state 

hospital, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of thirty-nine thousand three 
hundred ten dollars and eighty cents; and from the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a sum 
not exceeding three hundred six thousand six hundred 
eighty-nine dollars and twenty cents. 

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

Approved March S, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 162, 163, 164. 131 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance (jfidj) iq2 

OF THE MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Medfieid state 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Medfieid state tenance.' 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the sum of thirteen thousand three 
hundred ninety dollars and sixty-eight cents; and from the 
treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred eighty-two thousand eight 
hundred eighty-four dollars and thirty-two cents. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance (jhnjy i aq 
OF the ^\t:stborough state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby westborough 
appropriated, for the maintenance of the Westborough state ^alnteMnce!' 
hospital, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

From the receipts of said hospital now in the treasury of 
the commonwealth, the? sum of seventy-four thousand two 
hundred eighty-three dollars and sixty-five cents; and from 
the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, 
a sum not exceeding two hundred seventy-six thousand 
eight hundred sixteen dollars and thirty-five cents. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 

[1900, 287.] 

An x\ct to authorize the town of belmont to borrow Qhn^ 1g4 
money for school purposes. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Belmont, for the purposes of Town of 
purchasing land and of constructing thereon a high school hormw money 
building, and of equipping the same and of preparing suitable pJnw'^ea! 



132 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 165. 



Bonds, etc. 
how issued 
and payable. 



grounds and approaches for the said building, may issue 
from time to time in excess of the statutory limit of in- 
debtedness bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in addition to the 
amounts heretofore authorized by said town for such build- 
ing. Said bonds or notes shall be issued and shall be payable 
in accordance \vith the requirements of chapter seven hun- 
dred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, in so far as the same are applicable to school 
house loans, and not inconsistent herewith. Each author- 
ized issue of such bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 8, 1916. 



Chap. 165 An Act making appropriations for the compensation 

AND EXPENSES OF THE MINIMUM WAGE COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the compensation and 
expenses of the minimum wage commission, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For salaries and expenses of the commissioners, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the secretary, two thousand dollars. 

For necessary clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding 
thirty-two hundred dollars. 

For salaries of agents and investigators, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars. 

For the compensation and expenses of wage boards, a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

For travelling and contingent expenses, including printing 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
six hundred dollars. 

For office rent, the sum of sixteen hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



Appropria- 
tions, mini- 
mum wage 
commission. 



Commis- 
sioners, salaries. 

Secretary. 

Clerical 
assistance. 

Agents and 
investigators. 

Wage boards. 



Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Office rent. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 166. 133 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- Chav 166 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT. OF THE QUARTERMASTER 
GENERAL OF THE MILITIA AND FOR SUNDRY ARMORY EX- 
PENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- ^^°^^' 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses 
in the department of the quartermaster general, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the quartermaster general, a sum not Quartermaster 

]• X J.U 1 1 11 general, salary. 

exceedmg two thousand dollars. 

For the salary of the superintendent of armories, eighteen Superintendent 
hundred dollars. of armories. 

For the salaries of the clerks, ten thousand dollars. cierks. 

For the salary of the watchman at the state arsenal, eight Watchman at 

1 1 1 1 11 state arsenal. 

hundred dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, a sum not ex- incidental 
ceeding eleven thousand dollars. expenses, etc. 

For quartermaster's supplies, a sum not exceeding twenty- Quartermaster's 
three thousand five hundred dollars. ^ '"'''^"'" 

For care and maintenance of the camp ground and build- c'areofoamp 
ings at Framingham, a sum not exceeding four thousand ° 
dollars. 

For the salaries of armorers of the first class, a sum not Armorers first 
exceeding sixty-three thousand nine hundred and twenty- " '^^^' ^^ '*"''^" 
five dollars. 

For maintenance of armories of the first class, a sum not Armories of 
exceeding one hundred and twenty-eight thousand dollars. 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the second class, Armories of 
a sum not exceeding fifty-six hundred dollars. '"""'^ '^" 

For rent and maintenance of armories of the third class. Armories of 
a sum not exceeding sixty-seven hundred and fifty dollars. ^''"""^ '='''^^- 

For allowance to the three batteries of artillery of the Allowances to 
volunteer militia, forty-eight hundred dollars. ar1*iK°* 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



134 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 167, 168, 169. 



Chap.l&7 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

AND operation OF THE NORTH METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE 
SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, A sum not exceeding one hundred and 
eighty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid 
out of the North Metropolitan Sewerage System Mainte- 
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 sixteen. 

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

Ayyroved March 8, 1916. 



North met- 
ropolitan 
sewerage sys- 
tem, main- 
tenance, etc. 



C/iap.l68 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

AND OPERATION OF THE SOUTH METROPOLITAN SEWERAGE 
SYSTEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and fifteen 
thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of 
the South Metropolitan Sewerage System Maintenance 
Fund, for the cost of maintenance and operation of the 
south metropolitan sewerage system, comprising a part 
of Boston, the cities of Newton and Waltham and the towns 
of Brookline, Watertown, Dedham and Milton, during the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



South met- 
ropolitan 
sewerage sys- 
tem, main- 
tenance, etc. 



C/iap. 169 An Act making appropriations for the auditing of 

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 ten thousand dollars is 
hereby appropriated to pay the expenses of auditing mu- 
nicipal accounts, the same to be met by assessments upon 
the municipalities for which the work is done. 



Appropria- 
tions, auditing 
of municipal 
accounts. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 170, 171. 135 

A sum not exceeding one thousand dollars is hereby Taking of 
appropriated to pay the expenses of taking a special census census, etc. 
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 8, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and QJiajj 170 

EXPENSES OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE PORT OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the Port of Boston Fund, for *'°°^' 
salaries and expenses of the directors of the port of Boston, 
for the year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the directors of the port, the sum of ^orrsaiadfs. 
eighteen thousand dollars. 

For the salaries of clerks, assistants, and for contingent cierks, as- 

n •-It I'lT • ,• 11'T • 1 sistants, etc. 

expenses or said board, mcludmg prmtmg and bindmg its 
report, a sum not exceeding sixty-seven thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of a publicity bureau for the purpose Publicity 
of properly advertising the port of Boston, a sum not ex- '^"'''^'^"• 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and r'/,^^ i7i 
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 hereby Appropna- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- of°prisorcom- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the salaries and misaioners. 
expenses of the board of prison commissioners,. for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the chairman of the board, four thousand Chairman of 

, ,, ^ hoard, salary. 

dollars. 

P^or the salarv of the deputy commissioner of prisons. Deputy com- 
twenty-five hundred dollars. ""'""""• 



136 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 172. 



Secretary. 



Clerical 
assistance. 

Agents. 

Travelling 
expenses. 

Incidental 
expenses. 



Removing 
prisoners. 



Identification 
of criminals. 

Agent for 
aiding dis- 
charged female 
prisoners. 
Assistance to 
prisoners. 



For the salary of the secretary, twenty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding sixty-five 
hundred and thirty dollars. 

For the salaries of agents, eighty-six hundred dollars. 

For travelling expenses, a sum not exceeding thirty-nine 
hundred and twenty dollars. 

For incidental and contingent expenses, including printing 
and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding thirty- 
five hundred dollars. 

For expenses incurred in removing prisoners to and from 
state and county prisons, a sum not exceeding twenty-two 
hundred and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the identification of 
criminals, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the agent for aiding discharged female 
prisoners, twelve hundred dollars. 

For assistance to prisoners discharged from the state 
prison, Massachusetts reformatory, prison camp and hospital, 
and to discharged female prisoners, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 8, 1916. 



[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; 1915, 96, Spec, 97, Spec] 

Chap. 172 An Act to provide that the term of office of the 

MAYOR OF THE CITY OF WORCESTER SHALL BE TWO 
YEARS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and forty-four of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three is hereby 
amended by striking out section twenty-two and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 22. The mayor 
Wo™cester°to be shall bc clcctcd biennially from the qualified voters of the 
two years. ^j^^ ^^^ ^ ^^^.^^ ^^ ^^^^ municipal years next succeeding his 

election, except that when elected to fill a vacancy he shall 
hold office only for the unexpired term. In either case he 
shall continue in office until his successor is elected and 
qualified. 
Ac^ttobe^ ^ Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the qualified 
totMs, ete. voters of the city of Worcester at the annual city election in 



1893, 444, § 22, 
amended. 



Term of office 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 173. 137 

the year nineteen hundred and sixteen; and the city clerk 
shall, not less than one week before said election, transmit 
by mail or otherwise, to every registered voter in said city, 
a copy of the act, which shall take efl'ect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of said voters, voting affirmatively on the 
following question: — "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, providing 
that the mayor shall be elected every two years, be ac- 
cepted?" . But so much thereof as authorizes its submission Time of taking 
to the voters of said city shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayyroved March 13, 1916. 

(1916, 205, Spec.) 



An Act making appropriations for the salaries and Chap. 17 3 

EXPENSES OF THE BOARD OF GAS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT 
COMMISSIONERS, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follcnvs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the Gas and Electric Light oUasand"* 
Commissioners' Fund, except as may otherwise be provided, cLmmiV"^^*^ 
for the salaries and expenses of the board of gas and electric ^'oiers- 
light commissioners, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, fourteen thousand Commis- 

. ,, ' sioners, 

dollars. salaries. 

For clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding eight thousand clerical 

, ,, o o assistance. 

dollars. 



For the salary of the present gas inspector, twenty-eight Present cas 

1 1 1 1 11 inspector. 

hundred dollars. 

For the salary of the present first assistant inspector, Present first 
eighteen hundred dollars. l^^^^l^^^ '"" 

For the salary of the second assistant inspector, fifteen Second assist- 
hundred dollars. ""* inspector. 

For statistics, books, stationery, and for other necessary statistics, 
expenses, a sum not exceeding forty-five hundred dollars. '"^''^' ^^'^' 

For compensation of deputies, travelling expenses, ap- Deputies, etc. 
paratus, office rent and other incidental expenses, a sum not 
exceeding nine thousand dollars. 

For rent of offices, a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred ^"^"^ °^ °®<=«^- 
dollars. 

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



138 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 174. 



Inspection of 
meters. 



Expert 

assistants. 



Abatement of 

smoke 

nuisance. 



For the inspection of electric meters, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For salaries and expenses of expert assistants, as author- 
ized by chapter six hundred and thirty-one of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, a sum not exceed- 
ing six thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the abatement of the 
smoke nuisance, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
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 effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 13, 1916. 



Independent 
Industrial 
Shoemaking 
School in 
Lynn. 



Trustees, how 
appointed, 
title, etc. 



Chap. 17 4: An Act to provide for the establishment of an inde- 
pendent INDUSTRIAL SHOEMAKING SCHOOL IN THE CITY 
OF LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. At the next state election there shall be 
placed upon the official ballot for the city of Lynn the follow- 
ing question: — "Shall the city of Lynn establish an Inde- 
pendent Industrial Shoemaking School?" 

Section 2. If a majority of the voters voting upon the 
question aforesaid vote in the affirmative, the governor, 
with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint 
eight persons, residents of the city of L^^nn, two of whom 
shall be representatives of the laboring class, to serve as 
follows: — two for one year, two for two years, two for 
three years, and two for four years; and thereafter two 
persons shall be appointed annually for the term of four 
years, but every appointee under this act shall serve until 
his successor has qualified. The said persons together with 
the mayor of Lynn shall be known as Trustees of the Inde- 
pendent Industrial Shoemaking School of the City of Lynn, 
They shall serve without compensation, but shall be re- 
imbursed for their necessary expenses, and the sums so 
paid shall be charged as a part of the maintenance expense 
of the school. 

Section 3. The said trustees are hereby authorized to 
determine the situation of the said school, subject to the 
approval of the board of education, and to expend annually 
for rent of suitable floor space for the school a sum not ex- 



Duties. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 175. . 139 

ceeding six thousand dollars until such time as it is deemed 
expedient to purchase, construct or alter a building for the 
use of the school. After the said school is established and Maintenance. 
equipped, the city of Lynn shall annually raise by taxation 
such sums as may be needed for its maintenance and opera- 
tion. 

Section 4. The cost of establishing and equipping the Bond issue. 
said school shall be paid by the city of Lynn, and for this 
purpose the municipal council is hereby authorized to issue 
bonds of the city to an amount not exceeding twenty thou- 
sand dollars, for terms not exceeding ten years, and at a Rate of . 
rate of interest not exceeding four per cent per annum "'*''^'^'^^''- 
payable semi-annually. The bonds shall be issued and shall 
be payable in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
' seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen. Each authorized issue of bonds 
hereunder shall constitute a separate loan. 

Section 5. The school established under this act shall Established as 

ii'iii'-i 1111 aptate-aided 

be established and mamtamed as an approved school, sub- vocational 
ject to the provisions of chapter four hundred and seventy- 
one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and 
of any amendments thereof, and the city of Lynn shall be 
reimbursed for the expenditures incurred in its maintenance 
in the manner and to the extent provided for the reimburse- 
ment of cities and towns by the said chapter and any amend- 
ments thereof. Ayyroved March 13, 1916. 



11911, 312; 1914, 793; 1915, 326, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to construct Chav 175 

A high pressure fire pumping station in the CHARLES 

river basin. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter three hundred and twelve of the 1011.312. 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven is hereby "™'^"'*^- 
amended by inserting after section three the following new 
section: — Section 4- The city of Boston is hereby author- city of Boston 
ized to construct such a high pressure fire pumping station aTiigiTpressure 
in the Charles river basin adjoining the wall and embank- ^ta'tion"i'n'"° 
ment of said basin on the Boston side between the Cam- cimries river 
bridge bridge and the Charles river dam, the location and 
plans, as to their general features in relation to the basin, 
to be approved by the metropolitan park commission, and 



140 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 176, 177. 



Proviso. 



tlie location to be approved by the directors of the port of 
Boston: provided, however, that no part of the land of the 
city lying between Charles street and the retaining wall on 
the basin, known as the Charlesbank playground, shall be 
included within such location. The city shall not be required 
to pay for the land upon which said station shall be built 
or for the displacement of water in said basin, and the city 
may occupy said land without payment of rent or other 
charge only so long as said site is used for the purpose herein 
authorized. 
Repeal. SECTION 2. Chapter seven hundred and ninety -three of 

the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen and 
chapter three hundred and twenty-six of the Special Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and fifteen are hereby repealed. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March I4, 1916. 

Chap. 17G An Act to authorize the transfer of funds held by 

THE TOWN OF SWAMPSCOTT FOR THE PERPETUAL CARE OF 
cemetery lots to THE PERPETUAL CARE FUND. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Perpetuli*care Section 1. All fuuds, bank deposits or money held by 
F",5'i°^^"°'^^ the town of Swampscott or any officer thereof, in accordance 

held by town . i i . . „ i i mi i 

of Swampscott With the provisious 01 any trust created by a will or other- 
care of ctmL wise, for the purpose of the perpetual care of any cemetery 
tery ots. |^^ within the town of Swampscott, shall be transferred to 

the Perpetual Care Fund of the said town, and thereafter the 
said funds, deposits or money and the income thereof shall 
become a part of the Perpetual Care Fund, and the lots 
designated for perpetual care by the donor of the fund, 
deposit or money, shall be cared for perpetually by the town 
of Swampscott. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March I4, 1916. 

Chap. 177 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

of the MASSACHUSETTS REFORMATORY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

refomiator''**^ SeCTION 1. A SUm UOt eXCCcdiug tWO hundred sixty- 

maintenance, four thousand two hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, 
to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth from 
the ordinary revenue, for the maintenance of the Massa- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 178, 179. 141 

chusetts reformatory, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

A'pyroved March 14, 1916. 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance CfiQj) \'jg 
OF the state prison. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and If^f^ten^n'^' 
eighty-four 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 prison, 
for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

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

Approved March I4, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for sinking fund re- Qfidr) 179 

QUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN SERIAL BONDS MATURING 
during THE PRESENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The following sums are hereby appropriated, to be paid Appropria- 
out of the treasury of the commonwealth from the ordinary fundVe" '°^ 
revenue, to provide for sinking fund requirements and for and certain 
the payment of certain serial bonds due the present year, to et"'*' '^''°^^' 
wit : — 

For the ^Metropolitan Parks loan sinking fund, boulevards, Metropolitan 
being one half of the requirements, the sum of thirteen boulevards. 
thousand eight hundred and ninety-one dollars. 

For Abolition of Grade Crossings loan serial bonds, due Abolition of 
November first in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, crositngs. 
thirty-four thousand dollars. 

For Armory loan serial bonds, due September first in the Armories. 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, sixty-two thousand 
eight hundred seventy-eight dollars and ninety-two cents. 

For the Development of the Port of Boston loan serial ^f^'poJ-t^'oT^"* 
bonds, due August first in the year nineteen hundred and Boston, 
sixteen, one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars. 

For the Harbor Improvement loan serial bonds, due Harbor 
January first in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, ^'"i^'""^^"*'^'^'- 
twelve thousand four hundred and eight dollars. 



142 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 180. 



Prisons and 
Hospitals. 



Soldiers' 
Gratuity. 



State 
Highway. 



State House 
Construction. 



Suffolk County 
Court House. 



Western Mas- 
sachusetts 
Highway. 



For Prisons and Hospitals loan serial bonds, due No- 
vember first in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
ninety-four thousand one hundred eighty-two dollars and 
forty cents. 

For the Soldiers' Gratuitj' loan serial bonds, due August 
first in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, forty-nine 
thousand dollars. 

For State Highway loan serial bonds, due April first and 
October first in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
three liundred thirty-eight thousand six hundred ten dollars 
and eight cents. 

For State House Construction loan serial bonds, due 
October first in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
forty-seven thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight dollars. 

For Suffolk County Court House loan serial bonds, due 
March first and September first in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, ten thousand three hundred thirty-three dollars 
and thirty-four cents. 

For the Western INIassachusetts Highway loan serial 
bonds, due October first in the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, twenty thousand one hundred and twenty dollars. 

Approved March 14, 1916. 



Appropriation, 
payment of 
interest on 
direct debt and 
temporary 
loans of com- 
monwealth. 



C/iap. 180 An Act making an appropriation for the payment of 

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

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one million seven 
hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars is hereby appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth, 
for the payment of interest on the direct debt, as provided 
by article XI of section I of chapter H of Part the Second 
of the constitution of Massachusetts, and for the payment 
of interest on temporary loans, the same to be in addition 
to any amounts received for accrued interest on bonds 
sold, for interest on advances made for cities and towns 
on account of the abolition of grade crossings, and for interest 
on the investments and on the average cash balance of the 
loan funds. 

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

Appromd March 14, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chaps. 181, 182. 143 



An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance Chap. 181 

OF A STATE STEAMER FOR THE USE OF THE DISTRICT POLICE 
IN THE WATERS OF THE COMMON'WEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of thirty-five hundred dollars Is state steamer 
hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasurj^ of the district police 
commonwealth from the ordinary revenue, for the mainte- common-" 
nance of a state steamer for the use of the district police TeMnce™'*''^" 
in the enforcement of law and prevention of crime in the 
waters of the commonwealth, during the fiscal year ending 
November thirtieth, nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

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

A-pyroved March 14, 1916. 

[1910, 448; 1914, 163.1 

An Act relative to wires and electrical appliances Chap. 182 

IN THE city of SALEM. 

Be it enacted; etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The time within which the owners or users Time extended 
of certain overhead wires, cables or conductors in the city of overhead 
of Salem were required by the provisions of chapter four city of^Sai'em. 
hundred and forty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and ten to construct certain underground conduits 
within that part of the city designated by said act and 
within which time they were to remove said overhead wires, 
cables and conductors together with all poles or other struc- 
tures supporting the same and to install certain wires, cables 
and conductors in said conduits so constructed, is hereby 
extended for a further period of one year from the passage 
of this act, within which time all owners or users of such 
overhead wires, cables, conductors, poles and other struc- 
tures, who have not completed the construction of such 
underground conduits and the removals mentioned in said 
chapter shall complete the construction of such conduits 
and shall remove from that part of the city mentioned in 
section two of said chapter all overhead wires, cables and 
conductors which are required to be removed by said chap- 
ter, together with all poles and other structures which have 
been supporting the same. The officers designated by the Commissioners 
city council of Salem under the provisions of section one ground Con- 
of said chapter, who shall hereafter be known as the Com- estabiished! 



144 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 183. 

missioners on Underground Conduits, shall have all the 
powers and duties conferred and imposed upon them by 
said act during the further time provided by this act, and 
for such further time as may be necessary to carry out the 
duties imposed upon them by said chapter as hereby amended. 
Say^enfo?ce*^ SECTION 2. The suprcmc judicial court, the superior 
provisions, court, or any justice thereof, shall on petition of said com- 
missioners on underground conduits, or of any person, firm 
or corporation affected by the provisions of said act as 
hereby amended, have jurisdiction in equity to enforce the 
provisions of this act or of any order of said commissioners 
issued pursuant thereto, and to compel compliance there- 
with and to compel any owner or user of such overhead 
wires, cables and conductors, who does not comply with 
the provisions of this act within one year from the date 
hereof, to remove from the territory mentioned in section 
two of said chapter all overhead wires, cables and conductors 
and the poles or other structures supporting the same which 
are required to be removed by said chapter as hereby 
amended. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 15, 1916. 



[1913, 700; 1914, 632; 1915, 309, Spec] 

C/iop.lSS An Act relative to the membership of the salem and 

BEVERLY WATER SUPPLY BOARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

1913. 700. § 1, Section 1. Section one of chapter seven hundred of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, as 
amended by chapter six hundred and thirty-two of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, is hereby further 
amended by striking out in the second sentence thereof 
the words "The director of the division of public works", 
and inserting in place thereof the words: — The city engi- 
neer, — and by striking out in the same sentence the words 
"or, in case there is no commissioner, the deputy commis- 
sioner of public works", so that said sentence will read 

Certain as follows: — The city engineer of the city of Salem and the 

m^n'fberfof ^ commissioucr of public works of the city of Beverly shall be 

Beve"riy Water mcmbcrs of Said board, ex officiis. 

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

Approved March 15, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 184, 185. 145 



An Act to authorize the city of Worcester to pension Chap. 184: 

FORDIS O. BUSHNELL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Worcester is hereby authorized Worcester may 
to pay to Fordis O. Bushnell, who after a service of nineteen pension Fordis 

1-1 1 • 1 1 r> 1 • • 1 ^' Bushnell. 

years and eight months m the employ or the city retired 
on account of sickness in the year nineteen hundred and 
twelve, the same annual pension to which he would have 
been entitled if the city of Worcester had, while the said 
Bushnell was in the employ of the city, accepted the pro- 
visions of chapter four hundred and fort^'-seven of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, relative to the 
pensioning of civil war veterans in the employ of cities and 
towns. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 

, ,, ., Ml" T<7 ±. submitted to 

by the city council oi Worcester. city council, 



A-pproved March 16, 1916. 



etc. 



[1825, 133; 1906, 113; 1913, 129; 1915, 49, Spec] 

An Act relative to voting rights in the first church C hap. 1S5 

IN ROXBURY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the 1^25. 133, §4, 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and twenty-five incor- '*'"''° ° 
porating the First Religious Society in Roxbury, the name 
of which was changed by chapter forty-nine of the Spe- 
cial Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen to First 
Church in Roxbury, is hereby amended by striking out 
section four and inserting in place thereof the following 
new section: — Section 4- Said corporation may take, hold h."FTrft"^^*^ 
and possess, by gift, devise, purchase, or otherwise, real and jj^yj.'^^'^ I"* 
personal estate, not exceeding forty thousand dollars, ex- 
clusive of their meeting house and its appurtenances, as a 
Ministerial Fund, the interest only of which shall be expended 
annually, in such manner as the deacons of the church in 
said society and the standing committee for the time being 
may deem fit, or the proprietors by their vote direct; and 
only those whose pews are taxed or who have paid for seats 
in said meeting house for two consecutive years next pre- 
ceding any vote or election shall be deemed legal voters: 
provided, however, that in any matter contemplating the Proviso. 



146 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 186. 



alienation of church property only proprietors of pews 
shall have the right to vote; and the said corporation may 
make and establish by-laws for the better ordering of its 
Proviso. affairs; provided, that the same are not repugnant to the 

constitution or laws of this commonwealth. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 16, 1916. 



City of Woburn 
may issue 
additional 
water bonds. 



[1871, 307; 1873, 78, 159; 1874, 19, 47; 1884, 200; 1899, 208; 1907, 108; 1908, 578; 1910, 382; 

1913, 802.] 

C/iap.l86 An Act to authorize the city of woburn to issue 

ADDITIONAL WATER BONDS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Woburn, for the purpose of re- 
constructing, relaying, and replacing conduits and pipes in 
its present water system, may issue from time to time, 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, outside the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness, in addition to the amount heretofore authorized to be 
issued by the town or city of Woburn for water works pur- 
poses. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Woburn Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be payable 
by such 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 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 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 mayor of the 
city. The city may sell the said securities at public or 
private sale upon such terms and conditions as it may 
deem proper, but not for less than their par value, and the 
proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes 
herein specified. 

Section 2. The said city shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
with section one; 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 oper- 
ating its water works and the interest as it accrues on all 



Rate of 
interest. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 187. 147 

bonds or notes issued on account of its water sj^stem, to- 
gether with such payments on the principal as may be 
required under the provisions of this act shall, without 
further vote, be assessed and collected by the city annually 
thereafter, in the same manner as other taxes, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

Section 3. The proceeds of the sale of any securities Restrictions. 
issued under authority of this act shall be used only for re- 
building the distribution system of the Woburn water 
works as specified in section one; and no securities shall be 
issued in any year under the authority of this act in excess 
of the amount appropriated in that year for said recon- 
struction purposes from the income of the water department. 
After the full amount herein authorized has been issued, app°™^' ^°^ 
all income from the water works of the city of Woburn 
shall be applied to defraying operating expenses, interest 
charges, and payments upon the principal as they accrue 
upon bonds or notes issued under authority of this act or 
of any other act authorizing the issue of bonds or notes for 
water purposes. If there should be a net surplus remaining Net surplus, 
after providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used 
for such new construction or the reconstruction of such 
parts of the distribution system as may be determined 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment 
for such new construction or reconstruction, the water rates 
shall be reduced proportionately. 

Section 4. All debt incurred by the city of Woburn Certain debt 
under the provisions of chapter three hundred and eighty- statutory 
two of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten is hereby '™' ' 
declared to be outside the statutory limit of indebtedness. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 16, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for the soldiers' home (J}iar> 137 

IN MASSACHUSETTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are appro- Appropria- 
priated, to be paid out of the treasury of the commonwealth soi'diers- Home 
from the ordinary revenue, to the trustees of the Soldiers' "husma. 
Home in Massachusetts, as authorized by chapter ten of 
the resolves of the present year, payments to be made 
in equal quarterly instalments, to wit : — 



148 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 188, 189. 



For maintenance, ninety-seven thousand two hundred and 
sixty-five dollars; for certain repairs and improvements, 
sixty-eight hundred dollars. 

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

Approved March 16, 1916. 



City of Boston 
may pay pen- 
sion to James 
F. Merrill. 



C/iap. 188 An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a 

PENSION TO JAMES F. MERRILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
pay to James F. INIerrill an annual sum equal to one half of 
the annual compensation which he received from the said 
city as an employee of the soldiers' relief department of the 
city at the time of his retirement from the department 
in August, nineteen hundred and fourteen, the said pay- 
ment by the city to date from the first day of January, 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. The said James F. INIerrill 
served in the said department for five years and resigned on 
account of ill health caused in part by his service therein. 

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 March 17, 19.16. 

[Accepted May 23, 1916.] 



Act to be 
submitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



1911, 680, § 67, 
amended. 



[1857, 18; 1864, 295; 1872, 87; 1873, 267, 268; 1876, 24; 1877, 23; 1881, 200; 1884, 86, 111; 
1894, 325; 1895, 179; 1899, 328; 1908, 559; 1911, 680; 1912, 319; 1913, 190, 583; 1914, 
314, 592.] 

C/ia». 189 ^^ ^^T RELATIVE TO THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE OF THE CITY 

OF CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section sixty-seven of Part II of chapter six hundred and 
eighty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven 
is hereby amended by striking out the w^ords " and a clerk by 
ballot", in the third line, and inserting in place thereof the 
following : — in the manner provided in section seven of 
chapter twenty-six of the Revised Laws. The member 
having the majority of votes shall be deemed and declared 
to be elected, — so as to read as follows : — Section 67. 
The school committee shall meet for organization on the 
Tuesday next after the first Monday in January in each 
year, and shall elect a chairman in the manner provided 
in section seven of chapter twenty-six of the Revised Laws. 



School com- 
mittee of 
Chelsea, or- 
ganization, etc. 



tions. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 190. 149 

The member having the majority of' votes shall be deemed ofmembefs'!" 

and declared to be elected. The committee shall be the 

judge of the election and qualification of its members except 

the mayor, and shall determine the rules for its proceedings. 

A majority of the whole number provided to be elected 

shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 

but a smaller number may adjourn from time to time. 

The members shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of their 

duties. A-pjyroved March 17, 1916. 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (7/ia».190 

PENSES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
AND FOR SUNDRY MILITARY EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and expenses 
in 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 sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the adjutant general, thirty-six hundred gj^emt^*^ 

dollars. salary. ' 

For the salary of the assistant adjutant general, eighteen Assistant 

hundred dollars. adjutant gen- 

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

For the salary of a second clerk, two thousand dollars. Second cierk. 

For additional clerical assistance, a sum not exceeding clerical 
twelve thousand one hundred dollars. assistance. 

For incidental and contingent office expenses, including incidental 
printing and binding the annual report, a sum not exceeding •^^i''^"^^^^- ^"=- 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For expenses in connection with military accounts not Miiitary 
otherwise provided for, a sum not exceeding forty-six hun- ^'^'^°^°^ ^• 
dred and fifty dollars. 

For the payment of claims for the death of or injuries to Death of or 
horses used by the militia, a sum not exceeding twenty-five ilorses.*^ 
hundred dollars. 

For premiums on bonds for the officers of the militia, a premiums on 
sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars. officers' bonds. 

For the maintenance of horses for the militia, a sum not Horses, main- 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. '"°'*" *" 



150 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 190. 



Instruction in 
military 
authority, etc. 



Compensation 
of officers and 



Transporta- 
tion. 



Rifle practice. 



Purchase of 
uniforms. 



Care of 
property. 



Company 
armorers. 



Instruction in 
riding. 



Allowance to 
headquarters, 
etc. 

Repairs to 
clothing. 



Maintenance 
of United 
States ship, 
etc. 



Compensation 
for injuries. 



For instruction in militarj^ 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 twenty-nine thousand five hundred dollars. 
Of this amount, a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars 
may be expended in connection with military maneuvers. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the volunteer 
militia, when on military duty, a sum not exceeding twenty- 
eight thousand and fifty dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the rifle practice of the 
militia, a sum not exceeding eighteen thousand eight hun- 
dred and seventy-five dollars. 

For an allowance to commissioned officers of the volunteer 
militia toward the purchase of uniforms, a sum not exceed- 
ing nineteen thousand six hundred and thirty-five dollars. 

For an allow^ance to officers of the volunteer militia for 
the care of property, and for their responsibility for the 
same, a sum not exceeding seven thousand and fifty dollars. 

For the services of company armorers, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen thousand eight hundred and ninety-five 
dollars. 

For giving instruction in riding to non-commissioned 
officers and others who are required by law to be mounted, 
a sum not exceeding eighty-nine hundred and sixty dollars. 

For an allowance to headquarters and companies, a sum 
not exceeding forty-tw^o hundred and seventy dollars. 

For allowance of and repairs to clothing of the volunteer 
militia, a sum not exceeding sixteen thousand five hundred 
dollars. 

For the furnishing, repair, maintenance, care and inci- 
dental expenses of any United States ship loaned to the 
commonwealth for the use of the naval militia, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For compensation of members of the volunteer militia 
for injuries received while in the discharge of their duties, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars. 

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

ApiJwved March 17, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 191. " 151 



[1913, 703.] 

An Act to provide for the reconstruction and re- (Jjidp 191 

SURFACING OF BRIDGE STREET IN THE CITY OF SALEM. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1 . Chapter seven hundred and three of the iQis, 703. 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen is hereby 
amended by inserting after section ten the following new 
sections: — Section 11. The city council of Salem, with the cityofsaiem 
approval of the county commissioners of the county of construct and 
Essex may, in place of the whole or any part of the widen- Bridgeftreet. 
ing and construction hereinbefore mentioned, reconstruct 
said Bridge street, as it is now or may hereafter be laid 
out, and resurface it with a pavement of lasting character, 
and the foregoing provisions of this act relating to said 
widening and construction and the payment of the expense 
thereof shall also apply to said reconstruction and resur- 
facing in so far as they may be applicable. Section 12. ^^^J^^^""^ 
The citv council of Salem may, on such terms and con- placed under- 
ditions as it shall deem proper, require any or all public 
service corporations to place in proper conduits under said 
street any wires owned by said companies which are within 
that portion of said Bridge street to which the provisions 
of this act apply, and to remove therefrom all posts or 
poles which are, or have been, used for the support of such 
wires; but the provisions of this section shall not apply to Exemptions. 
long distance telephone wires, posts for the exclusive support 
of lamps, 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, wires, 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 inconsistent with the terms thereof. 
For the purposes of this act no wire shall be deemed to be 
a long distance telephone wire which does not extend at 
least twenty-five miles from a central office. 

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

Ayproved March 21, 1916. 



152 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 192. 



Powers of 
Forsyth 
Dental In- 
firmary 
enlarged. 



Proviso. 



[1910, 294.) 

Chap. 192 An Act to enlarge the powers of the forsyth dental 

INFIRMARY FOR CHILDREN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Forsyth Dental Infirmary for Children, 
estabhshed by chapter two hundred and ninety-four of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby author- 
ized to provide, estabhsh and maintain in its infirmary 
courses of instruction in the theory and practice of ortho- 
dontia and oral surgery: -provided, however, that students in 
such courses of instruction shall be registered dentists or 
graduates of reputable dental schools or colleges; and such 
students, shall have the right to perform operations, as a 
part of the regular course of instruction in said classes of 
orthodontia and oral surgery. 

Section 2. Said corporation is also hereby authorized 
to establish and maintain a school in dental hygiene for the 
education and special training of dental-hygienists, and to 
hold public clinics at its infirmary at which registered dentists 
of other states and their assistants may operate. 

Section 3. Section two of said chapter two hundred and 
ninety-four is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"two", in the last line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — four, — so as to read as follows : — Section 2. 
Said corporation may receive and hold for the purposes 
of said corporation real and personal estate which may 
from time to time be given, granted, bequeathed or devised 
to it and accepted by the corporation. Said corporation 
may convey and turn over any property received by it to 
any trust company incorporated under the laws of the 
commonwealth upon such trusts for its benefit as the cor- 
poration may declare and determine, and any such trust 
company may receive and hold in trust any such property 
and also any other property, real or personal, which may be 
conveyed to it by will, trust deed, or otherwise, by any 
person or other corporation for the benefit of said corpora- 
tion. The aggregate value of real and personal property 
so held by said corporation and so held in trust for its benefit 
shall not exceed four million dollars. 

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

Approved March 21, 1916. 



May establish 
school in 
dental 
hygiene, etc. 



1910, 294, § 2, 
amended. 



May receive 
and hold real 
and personal 
estate. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 193, 194. 153 



[1892, 329.] 

An Act to exteistd the duration of the fall river qj^q^) 193 

REAL estate ASSOCIATION AS A CORPORATION AND TO 
PERMIT AN INCREASE OF ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Section 1. The term for which the Fall River Real D"rat'?iof 

. . , Fall River 

Estate Association was ineorporated by chapter three hun- Real Estate 
dred and twenty-nine of the acts of the year eighteen hun- extended. 
dred and ninety-two is hereby extended fifty 3'ears from 
the date of the expiration of the term for which it was in- 
corporated, to wit: — the thirty-first day of INIay, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen, and said corporation shall continue 
subject to all the provisions of said chapter three hundred 
and twenty-nine. 

Section 2. The said association may subject to the May increase 
provisions of said chapter three hundred and twenty-nine, •^^i^'tai s^°ck. 
from time to time, increase its capital stock to an amount 
not exceeding seven hundred thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 21, 1916. 



Chap.\^4: 



An Act to authorize the refunding of certain in- 
debtedness BY THE TOWN OF ABINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Abington is hereby authorized AbTngt^^nmav 
to extend from time to time any of the revenue loans issued T'^f""^ certain 
on account of nineteen hundred and fifteen revenue prior 
to August first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and now out- 
standing, and to issue revenue loans therefor for a period 
not exceeding two years from the passage of this act; and 
none of the uncollected taxes or other revenue of the year 
nineteen hundred and fifteen shall be appropriated for any 
purpose other than the payment of said loan, so long as 
there are outstanding revenue loans issued on account of 
nineteen hundred and fifteen revenues. The treasurer of 
the town, with the approval of the selectmen, and without 
further action by the town, is hereby authorized to incur 
indebtedness and to issue notes of the town therefor for the 
purpose of extending the said revenue loans. Debts in- 
curred under authority of this act shall be deemed outside 
the statutory limit of indel^tedness. 

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

Approved March 21, 1010. 



154 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 195, 196. 



Appropria- 
tions. 



Chap. 195 An Act making appropriations for the salary and 

EXPENSES OF THE FIRE PREVENTION COMMISSIONER FOR 
THE METROPOLITAN DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- 
weahh, for salaries and expenses of the fire prevention com- 
missioner for the metropolitan district, for the year ending 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, which amounts are 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, to wit: — 

For the salary of the commissioner, the sum of thirty-five 
hundred dollars. 

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

For the salary of the secretary, twenty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For stenographers, clerks and other assistants, a sum not 
exceeding forty-nine hundred and fourteen dollars. 

For rents, travelling and other necessary expenses, a sum 
not exceeding seven thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 21, 1916. 



Fire preven- 
tion com- 
missioner, 
salary. 
Deputy. 

Secretary. 



Stenographers, 
etc. 



Rents, etc. 



[1894, 454; 1898, 249; 1908, 347; 1911, 364, 371; 1915, 268, Spec] 

Chap. 19^ An Act to provide for removing or placing under 

GROUND certain WaRES ANT) ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES IN 
THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The powers conferred and the duties im- 
posed upon the commissioner of wires in the city of Boston 
in relation to removing or placing under ground certain 
wires and electrical appliances in said city in each of the 
years nineteen hundred and twelve to nineteen hundred and 
sixteen, inclusive, under the provisions of chapter three 
hundred and sLxty-four of the- acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and eleven and other acts mentioned in said chap- 
ter, are hereby extended, and said powers shall be exercised 
and said duties performed by said commissioner in each of 



Time extended 
for removing 
or placing 
under ground 
certain wires, 
etc., in Boston. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 197. 155 

the years nineteen hundred and seventeen to nineteen hun- 
dred and twenty-one, inclusive, in the manner provided by 
said chapter three hundred and sixty-four and the other 
acts mentioned in said chapter. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect on the first day of J^^^^ °f taking 
January in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen. 

Approved March 21, 1916. 



[1879,196; 1890,162; 1891,205,424; 1892,232; 1894,339; 1897,222; 1900,358; 1902,271; 
1903, 156; 1907, 548; 1911, 245, 737; 1913, 175.] 

An Act to authorize the foxborough water supply phn^ 197 

DISTRICT TO INCREASE ITS INDEBTEDNESS. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Foxborough Water Supply District, Foxborough 
for the purpose of extending its water service, may from pfstric't^may 
time to time issue bonds or notes to an amount not ex- debtedness.'^" 
ceeding eleven thousand dollars, each authorized issue 
thereof to constitute a separate loan. Such bonds or notes 
shall bear on their face the words, Foxborough Water Supply 
District Water Loan, Act of 1916, and shall be payable by 
such annual payments, beginning not more than one year 
after the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each 
loan within twenty-two years after 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. Said bonds or notes shall bear interest Rat«of 
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 a majority of the water commissioners 
of said district. The district may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 
The proceeds of any such sale, except premiums, shall be 
used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said district shall, at the time of au- Payment of 
thorizing 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 the water works 
and the interest as it accrues on bonds or notes, and to 
make such payments on the principal as may be required 
under the provisions of this act, shall, without further vote. 



156 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 198, 199. 



be assessed by said district annually thereafter in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by said 
loan or loans is extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 21, 1016. 



Chap. 198 An Act making an appropriation for the maintenance 

AND OPERATION OF THE METROPOLITAN WATER SYSTEM. 



Metropolitan 
water system, 
maintenance. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding four hundred eighty 
thousand eight hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appro- 
priated, to be paid out of the IMetropolitan Water INJainte- 
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, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen: provided, that of the said sum 
twenty thousand dollars shall be reserved for the protection 
and improvement of water supplies by the purchase of land 
or otherwise. 

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

Approved March 21, 1916. 



[1914, 680; 1915, 65, Spec, 230, Spec, 252, Spec, 264, Spec] 

CAap. 199 An Act relatfve to appropriations ant) expenditures 

BY THE CITY OF ATTLEBORO. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter six hundred and eighty of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section thirty-five and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 35. No sum 
appropriated for a specific purpose shall be expended for 
any other purpose; and no expenditures shall be made or 
liability incurred by or in behalf of the city until an appro- 
priation has been duly voted by the municipal council 
sufficient to meet such expenditures or liabilities, together 
with all prior unpaid liabilities which are payable out of 
such appropriation, except in accordance with the written 
recommendation of the mayor to the municipal council, 
approved by a majority of the entire membership thereof, 
by yea and nay vote: provided, however, that in the period 
after the expiration of any fiscal year and before the regular 



1914, 680, § 35, 
amended. 



Appropria- 
tions and ex- 
penditures 
by the city of 
Attleboro. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 200. 157 

appropriations have been made by the city council, the city 
officers who are authorized to make expenditures may 
incur liabihties in carrying on the work of the several de- 
partments entrusted to them, and payments therefor shall 
be made out of the treasury from any available funds there- 
in, and the same shall be charged against the next annual 
appropriation; and •provided, that the liabilities incurred Provisos. 
during said interval do not exceed in any month the sums 
spent for similar purposes during any one month of the 
preceding year, and yrovided, further, that said officers may 
expend in any one month on account of any new officer or 
board created by law an amount not exceeding one twelfth 
of the estimated cost for the current year; but all interest 
and debt falling due during the said interval shall be paid. 
Nothing in this section shall prevent the mayor from recom- Restrictions, 
mending, and the city council from making, appropriations 
prior to the adoption of the annual budget. Every bill, Expenditures 
pay roll or voucher covering an expenditure of money shall 
be approved by the signature thereon of the head of the 
department, or by that of a person duly authorized by a 
majority of the board or committee having control of, or 
incurring the expenditure to approve such bills, pay rolls 
or vouchers; 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. 

Approved March 21, 1916. 



Chap.200 



An Act to authorize the conveyance of a certain 
burial lot in the city of fall river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Abby J. Durfee, Elmer B. Durfee, Everett Certain 
B. Durfee, George D. Durfee, Mary Anna Grinnell, Walter seii burial lot 
F. Durfee, Thomas E. Brayton, j\Iary Anna Brayton, '" ^' "^*'^" 
Elnora S. Brayton, Eliza W. Jennings, Stewart F. Pierce, 
Philander R. Pierce, Herbert W. Pierce, Lloyd A. Brayton, 
Emma B. W. King and all other parties in interest may 
sell at public or private sale the lot formerly known as the 
Baulston Brayton burial lot, situated at the southeast 
corner of Stafford road and Brayton avenue, in Fall River, 
and containing about one half acre, excepting therefrom that 
parcel of land containing about sixteen and ninety-two one 
hundredths square rods of land conveyed by said persons or 
any of them, to Hilda Beaudry and Blanche B. Afulcahey, 



158 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 201. 

by three deeds, one dated May twenty-ninth, nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, recorded in Bristol county, Fall River 
district, registry of deeds, book two hundred and ten, page 
one hundred and forty-four; one dated October thirteenth, 
nineteen hundred and fifteen, recorded in said registry, in 
book two hundred and ten, page three hundred and sixty- 
nine; and one dated December third, nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, recorded in said registry, in book two hundred and 
fourteen, page two hundred and eight, and may give to the 
purchaser or purchasers thereof a good title, free and dis- 
charged of any trust for rights of burial or otherwise. And 
said conveyances to said Hilda Beaudry and Blanche B. 
Mulcahey are hereby confirmed. 

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

{The foregoing was laid before the governor on the fifteenth 
day of March, 1916, 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.) 



[Easthampton, 1891, 252; 1902, 193; 1908, 154; Northampton, 1871, 16; 1880, 213; 1885, 
115; 1886, 99; 1894, 177; 1901, 261; 1902, 60.J 

Chap. 201 An Act to authorize the town of easthampton to 

SUPPLY the inhabitants OF THE CITY OF NORTHAMPTON 
AND THE TOWN OF SOUTHAMPTON WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

EMtham ton Section 1. The town of Easthampton may supply the 
may supply inhabitants of the city of Northampton and the town of 
of Northamp- Southamptou with water on such terms and conditions as 
of°southa^p- may be agreed upon by the town of Easthampton, the 
water commissioners of the city of Northampton, and the 
selectmen of the town of Southampton. And for this purpose, 
the town of Easthampton may lay and maintain pipes and 
may construct other necessary works in the city of North- 
ampton and in the town of Southampton, and may dig 
up any ways in said. city and town, provided that no con- 
duits or pipes shall be laid in a pubHc way in the city of 
Northampton without the consent and approval of the 
mayor and the board of aldermen, or in the town of South- 
ampton without the consent and approval of the selectmen 
of said town. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 22, 1916. 



ton. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 202, 203, 204. 159 



An Act to authorize the re-emplotment of Patrick Char>.202 

SMITH BY THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The commissioner of public works of the City of Boston 
city of Boston, with the approval of the mayor, is hereby Pa?rick¥nfith. 
authorized to reinstate as an employee of the department 
of public works, Patrick Smith. 

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

Approved March 22, 1916. 

An .Act making appropriations for completing the Chap. 20"^ 
publication of the province law^s. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The. sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- in°g°pub°iicitfon 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for the purpose of com- r^ws'^"^'"*^'' 
pleting the preparation and publication of the acts and 
resolves of the province of INIassachusetts bay, to wit: — 

For the salary of the editor, five hundred dollars. Editor, salary. 

For clerical services and a messenger, a sum not exceed- clerical 

1 nc 111 oJ services. 

ing seven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For printing and binding such volumes as may be com- Printing and 
pleted, a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, the "^ ™^' 
same to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. 

For the preparation of an index of the last volume, a Preparation of 
sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

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

Approved March 22, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- (^/^^^ 204 

PENSES IN the department OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION 
AND FOR SUNDRY OTHER EDUCATIONAL EXPENSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



iria- 
. loard 
of education. 



Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Approp 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- of"ed'uei 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- 
penses 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 sixteen, to wit : — 



160 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 204. 



Commissioner, 
deputies, 
etc., salaries. 



Travelling 
expenses. 



Rent of office. 



Incidental 
expenses. 



Annual 
reports, etc. 



Rules for 
testing sight. 



School 
registers. 

School super- 
intendents for 
small towns. 



Tuition of 
children in 
certain high 
schools. 



Transporta- 
tion of high 
school pupils. 



Training 
teachers for 
vocational 
schools. 

Pupils in 
state normal 
schools. 



Teachers' 
institutes. 

Massachusetts 

Teachers' 

Association. 



County 
teachers' asso- 
ciations. 



For the salaries of the commissioner, deputy commis- 
sioners, assistants, agents, clerks and messengers of said 
board, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

For the travelling expenses of the commissioner, deputies, 
agents and assistants, a sum not exceeding six thousand 
dollars. 

For rent of the office for use of the board of education, a 
sum not exceeding twelve hundred fifty-six dollars and 
seventy-six cents. 

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 sixty-three hundred dollars. 

For printing and binding the annual reports and bulletins, 
a sum not exceeding fifty-five hundred dollars. 

For furnishing school committees with rules for testing 
the sight and hearing of pupils, a sum not exceeding eight 
hundred dollars. 

For school registers and other school blanks for the cities 
and towns, a sum not exceeding two thousand dollars. 

To enable small towns to provide themselves with school 
superintendents, a sum not exceeding eighty-one thousand 
dollars. 

For the payment of tuition of children in high schools 
outside of the town in which they live, as provided by 
section three of chapter forty-two of the Revised Laws, 
and amendments thereof, for the present and previous 
years, a sum not exceeding eighty thousand dollars. 

For the payment of transportation of high school pupils 
to outside high schools in certain cases, a sum not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars. 

For training teachers for vocational schools, a sum not 
exceeding fifty-eight hundred sixty-eight dollars and thirty- 
three cents. 

For aid to pupils in state normal schools, a sum not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars, payable in semi-annual in- 
stalments, to be expended under the direction of the board 
of education. 

For ex])enses of teachers' institutes, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

For the INJassachusetts Teachers' Association, the sum of 
three hundred dollars, subject to the approval of the board 
of education. 

For expenses of county teachers' associations, a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 204. 161 

To provide for the instruction of the adult bhnd at their instruction of 
homes by the Perkins Institution and the Massachusetts etc. 
School for the Blind, the sum of five thousand dollars. 

For the education of deaf pupils of the commonwealth Education of 
in the schools designated by law, for the present and previous eta! ^"^' ^' 
years, a sum not exceeding one hundred and thirty-two 
thousand dollars. 

For the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School Perkins 

-111 1 • PI Institution and 

tor the blind, as provided by chapter nineteen oi the re- Massachusetts 
solves of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-nine, the Blind. 
sum of thirty thousand dollars. 

For salaries and necessary expenses of state normal state normal 
schools, the following sums: — 

Bridgewater, a sum not exceeding eighty-two thousand Bridgewater. 
dollars. 

Fitchburg, a sum not exceeding sixty-three thousand one Fitcbburg. 
hundred ninety-one dollars and twenty-seven cents, in 
addition to certain sums received from the city of Fitch- 
burg. 

Framingham, a sum not exceeding sixty-five thousand Framingimm. 
four hundred and forty dollars. 

Hyannis, a sum not exceeding twenty-eight thousand Hyannis. 
five hundred and eighty dollars. 

Lowell, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand eight Loweii. 
hundred sixty-three dollars and thirty-five cents, in addition 
to certain sums received from the city of Lowell. 

North Adams, a sum not exceeding forty-two thousand No^th Adams. 
six hundred twenty-seven dollars and seventy-five cents. 

Salem, a sum not exceeding fifty-one thousand three saiem. 
hundred forty-eight dollars and ninety-two cents, in addition 
to certain sums received from the city of Salem. 

Westfield, a sum not exceeding forty-six thousand one Westfieid. 
hundred and twenty dollars. 

Worcester, a sum not exceeding thirty-seven thousand Worcester. 
nine hundred and fifty dollars. 

Normal art school, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand Normal art 

• 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 • & ^ school. 

eiglit liundrcd one dollars and ninety-seven cents. 

For the expenses of a division for the maintenance of ^u.^versHy^ 
university extension and correspondence courses, as pro- extension, 
vided by chapter two hundred and ninety-four of the General 
Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, a sum not 
exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

Section 2. This act shall take efl'cct ui)on its passage. 

Apiwmed March 22, 1916. 



162 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 205, 206. 



1893, 444, § 44, 
aniended. 



School com- 
mittee of city 
of Worcester. 



11916, 172, Spec] 

Chap. 205 An Act relative to the school committee of the city 

OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and forty-four of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three is hereby 
amended by striking out section forty-four and inserting in 
place thereof the following new section:- — Section 44' 
There shall be elected at the municipal election in the year 
nineteen hundred and sixteen a school committee as fol- 
lows: one member by and from the qualified voters of the 
city at large, and one member by and from the qualified 
voters of each ward. The member elected at large and the 
members elected from the even numbered wards shall hold 
office for the term of two years, and the members from the 
odd numbered wards for the term of one year, beginning in 
each case on the first Monday of January next succeeding 
the election. Thereafter as the terms of the members ex- 
pire, their successors shall be elected in like manner for 
terms of two years. In the event of a new division of the 
city into wards, the term of office of all the members shall 
expire at the end of the municipal year in which such 
division is made, and an entirely new committee shall be 
chosen at the municipal election in such year in the manner 
above provided for the year nineteen hundred and sixteen 
and subsequent years. In all cases the members of the 
school committee shall serve until their successors are 
elected and qualified. 

Section 2 This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Worcester at the state election in the current 
year and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority 
of the voters voting thereon; but so much thereof as pro- 
vides for its submission to the voters shall take eftect upon 
its passage. Approved March 23, 1916. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters at next 
state election. 



C/iap.206 An Act making an appropriation for the care and 
maintenance of the nantasket beach reservation 

BY the metropolitan PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

belcif^eserva- Section 1. A sum uot cxcccding thirty-five thousand 
tetmncT'"' ^wo hundred forty-four dollars and fourteen cents is hereby 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 207, 208. 163 

appropriated, to be paid out of the Metropolitan Parks 
Maintenance Fund, Nantasket, for the care and maintenance 
of the Nantasket beach reservation by the metropoKtan 
park commission, during the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
the same to be covered by assessments upon certain cities 
and towns in the metropolitan 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. 

Ajyproved March 23, 1916. 



Chap.207 



An Act making appropriations for the maintenance 
OF reservations under the care of the metropolitan 

PARK commission AND FOR CERTAIN PENSIONS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Reservations 
appropriated, to be paid out of the INIetropolitan Parks m"troixfHtan^ 
Maintenance Fund, for expenses of the fiscal year ending J^fission"etc. 
on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and maintenance. 
sixteen, to wit: — 

For the maintenance of reservations by the metropolitan 
park commission, a sum not exceeding four hundred twenty- 
one thousand four hundred six dollars and forty-one cents. 

For certain pensions, a sum not exceeding thirty-two 
hundred sixty dollars and twenty-five cents. 

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

A'pjiroved March 23, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the salaries and rhn^ 208 

expenses of the MASSACHUSETTS HIGHWAY COMMIS- 
SION. 

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 chusouJ^^^' 
from the ordinary revenue, unless it is otherwise provided jjjfjsj^n^ *'°™' 
herein, for the salaries and expenses of the Massachusetts 
highway commission, for the fiscal year ending on the 
thirtieth day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 
to wit: — 

For the salaries of the commissioners, the siuii of thirteen Commis- 

th.OUSand dollars. moners. salaries. 



164 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 209. 



Engineers, etc. 



Travelling 
expenses, etc. 



Rent of offices. 



Postage, 
printing, etc. 



Machinery 
and tools. 



Gypsy and 
brown tail 
moths. 



Repair of high- 
way in Truro. 

Maintenance 
of state 
highways. 



For the salaries of the engineers, clerks and assistants, a 
sum not exceeding thirty-one thousand eight hundred 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 seventeen hun- 
dred and fifty 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 eighteen 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 town of Truro, 
a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For the maintenance of state highways for the present 
and previous years, the sum of one hundred twenty-four 
thousand three hundred sixty-six dollars and seventy-one 
cents from the assessments on the several cities and towns 
for the maintenance of state highways, as authorized by 
chapter five hundred and fourteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen, and the further sum of 
one hundred ninety thousand six hundred thirty-three 
dollars and twenty-nine cents from the ordinary revenue; 
both sums to be in addition to the amount authorized by 
section thirty of chapter five hundred and thirty-four of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine, and amend- 
ments thereof, to be expended from the INIotor Vehicle Fees 
Fund. ' 

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 effect upon its passage. 

A-pproved March 23, 1916. 

C/iap. 209 An Act making an appropriation for the care and 

MAINTENANCE OF WELLINGTON BRIDGE BY THE METRO- 
POLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Wellington Section 1. A sum not exceeding ten thousand three 

briage, care ana _ i • i i> • i i 

maintenance, hundred twcuty-four dollars and eighty-four cents is hereby 



Maintenance 
of certain 
bridges in 
Fall River. 

Widening, etc. 
existing state 
highways. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 210, 211. 165 

appropriated, to be paid out of the iMetropolitan Parks 
Maintenance Fund, Wellington Bridge, for the care and 
maintenance of Wellington bridge, including draw-tenders, 
labor, lighting, watering, supplies and miscellaneous ex- 
penses, by the metropolitan park commission, for the fiscal 
year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, 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. 

A-pf roved March 23, 1916. 



An Act making an appropriation for the care of the (^/^^^ 210 
charles river basin by the metropolitan park com- 

MISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred thirty-one Appropria- 
thousand and ten dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid river basIL!'^ 
out of the Charles River Basin Maintenance Fund by the 
metropolitan park commission, for the care of the Charles 
river basin, during the year ending on the' thirtieth day 
of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, 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 23, 1916. 



An Act relative to loans by the city of Worcester. (JJkjj) 211 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. In addition to the restrictions contained in Loans by the 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year twrestricTeT' 
nineteen hundred and thirteen relative to municipal in- 
debtedness, the city of Worcester shall not incur any in- 
debtedness, other than for temporary loans in anticipation 
of revenue for the financial year in which such indebtedness 
is incurred, in excess of the amount appropriated in the 
same year for sinking funds for the payment of loans created 
prior to the time when the establishment of further sinking 
funds for the payment of debt was prohibited by said act, 
except for the development and enlargement of the water Exceptions, 
system, the construction of trunk sewers, the increase in the 



166 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 212. 



Trunk sewer, 
term defined. 



Time for 
payment of 
new loans. 



capacity of the sewage purification plant, the erection of 
high school buildings, the abolition of grade crossings, 
and emergencies. For the purpose of this act, a trunk sewer 
is defined as a sewer the net cost of which, to be borne by 
the city, exceeds five dollars per lineal foot. In determining 
the amount appropriated for sinking funds in any year, 
under the provisions of this act, amounts appropriated 
for water debt sinking funds shall be excluded. 

Section 2. New loans, negotiated under the provisions 
of this act, shall, when the amount of such loans is determined 
by appropriation to sinking funds for the payment of out- 
standing ten year loans, be payable under the provisions of 
said chapter seven hundred and nineteen in ten years. If the 
amount of the new loans negotiated under the provisions 
of this act shall be determined by appropriations for sinking 
funds for the payment of other than outstanding loans 
originally negotiated for ten years, such new loans shall be 
payable under the provisions of said chapter seven hundred 
and nineteen within a period not exceeding twenty years 
except that loans for emergencies shall be payable within a 
period not exceeding five years; provided, that in any case 
new loans may be made payable within such shorter period 
as the city council may, from time to time, determine by 
the vote authorizing the loan. 

Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved March 23, 1916. 



Chap. 212 An Act making an appropriation for the care and 

MAINTENANCE OF BOULEVARDS AND PARKWAYS IN CHARGE 
OF THE METROPOLITAN PARK COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding two hundred fifty-five 
thousand seven hundred eighty-two dollars and seventy-five 
cents is hereby appropriated, for the care and maintenance 
of boulevards and parkways in charge of the metropolitan 
park commission, during the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth 
day of November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, of which 
amount one half shall be paid out of the ordinary revenue 
and one half assessed upon the metropolitan district. 

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

Approved March 23, 1916. 



Boulevards 
and parkways 
in charge of 
metropolitan 
park com- 
mission, main- 
tenance. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 213, 214. 167 



An Act making appropriations for reimbursing the Chap. 213 

CITY OF BOSTON AND THE TOTNTST OF BROOKLINE FOR EX- 
PENSES INCURRED IN PENSIONING SCHOOL TEACHERS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- city of Boston 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for meeting the BrookiTne for 
commonwealth's proportion of the cost of teachers' pensions pen^^/''' 
paid by cities and towns under the authority of chapters 
four hundred and ninety-eight and five hundred and eighty- 
nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eight, to 
wit: — 

To the city of Boston, the sum of eighty-six hundred 
thirty-seven dollars and sixty-eight cents. 

To the town of Brookline, the sum of six hundred sixty- 
six dollars and sixty cents. 

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

Approved March 23, 1916. 



[1012, 350.] 

An Act to extend the time within which the belcher- QJku) 214 
town water companl" shall complete certain w'ork. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section twelve of chapter three hundred and fifty of the 1012. 350, § 12, 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve is hereby ^"^°°'^'^'^- 
amended by striking out the word "four", in the first line, 
and inserting in place thereof the word : — six, — and also 
by striking out the word "begun", in the third line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word: — completed, — so as 
to read as follows: — Section 12. This act shall cease to Time extended 
be operative six years after the date of its passage, unless Bdchortown^ 
within that period work thereunder is completed. pan" s'i?aTr 

{The foregoing urns laid before the governor on the seven- ^^^^11%^^^ 
teenth day of March, 1916, 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.) 



168 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 215, 216. 



Chap.215 An Act providing for a certain annual payment by 

THE CITY OF FITCHBURG TO THE TOWN OF LUNENBURG IN 
LIEU OF TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The city of Fitchburg shall, in lieu of taxes on land held 
by it in the town of Lunenburg for purposes of a sewage 
disposal plant, pay to the town of Lunenburg, annually in 
September, an amount equal to that which the said town 
would receive for taxes on land of the assessed value of five 
thousand dollars. Approved March 24, 1916. 



City of Fitch- 
burg to make 
certain annual 
payn.ent to 
the town of 
Lunenburg, etc. 



incorporated. 



Chaj). 21Q An Act to incorporate the Leonard morse hospital in 

THE TOWN OF NATICK. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

KitaUnThe Section 1. Charlcs H. Cook, William H. Sylvester, 
town of Natick, John B. Lcamy, William J. Cochran, Ralph Sweetland, 
Martin O. Nelson and Charles W. Johnson, elected by the 
town of Natick trustees of the Leonard Morse Hospital 
under the provisions of the will of INIary Ann Morse, and 
their successors as such trustees, are hereby made a cor- 
poration by the name of the Leonard ]\Iorse Hospital, and 
they and their successors shall be a corporation by that 
name forever, with all the powers and privileges and subject 
to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities now or here- 
after in force relating to such corporations. \Mien the 
term of office of a trustee expires he shall no longer be a 
member of said corporation. 

Section 2. Said corporation shall hold the property 
devised and bequeathed as aforesaid by the said Mary Ann 
Morse, and the proceeds thereof, and shall perform and 
carry out the trusts upon which the same was given to the 
town of Natick, and they may also hold other real and 
personal property not exceeding three hundred thousand 
dollars in value, the income of which shall be appropriated 
exclusively to the enlargement, care and maintenance of 
said hospital. Said corporation may by vote of the di- 
rectors sell any part or the whole of the real or personal 
property at public or private sale, the deed or instrument 
of conveyance to be in the name of the corporation and 
signed by the president and the treasurer, and the vote 



To carry out 
certain trusts 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 217. 169 

authorizing such conveyance to be certified thereon by the 
secretary. 

Section 3. The officers of the corporation shall be a officers, 
president, a secretary, and a treasurer, who shall be elected "'^^•®*'- 
by, and shall hold their respective offices during the pleasure 
of, the directors. The treasurer shall give a bond in such 
amount and with such sureties as the corporation may 
require for the faithful performance of his duties. Every 
trustee shall ex officio be a director, but only during his 
continuance in the office of trustee. No person who is not 
a trustee shall be eligible to serve as a director. 

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

A-pproved March 24, 1916. 

An Act to incorporate the bishop and trustees of (JJiqi) 217 
the protestant episcopal church in the diocese of 
massachusetts. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. William Lawrence, Samuel G. Babcock, Bishop and 
Daniel D. Addison, Samuel H. Hilliard, Frederick D. Elv, Protirrant 
Grafton D. Gushing, Huntington Saville, William P. Blake, ch^Xithe 
Philip S. Parker, and Charles G. Saunders, their associates Ma'^gacliuletta, 
and successors, who shall be appointed or elected as here- incorporated, 
inafter described, are hereby made a corporation by the 
name of the Bishop and Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in the Diocese of Massachusetts, 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 charitable, religious and educational cor- 
porations, so far as the same are applicable. 

Section 2. The object of the said corporation shall be object of 
the support and extension of the protestant episcopal church ^°^^^^ '°°' 
in the diocese of ^Massachusetts, the purchase of land, the 
building of churches, rectories and parish houses, the support 
of missions, and the holding of funds and endowments for 
such religious, educational, and charitable works as may 
properly be connected with a diocese of the protestant 
episcopal church in the United States of America. 

Section 3. The said corporation shall have power to powers, etc. 
receive, hold, and manage all property given and bequeathed 
to it, and shall have further power to acquire by purchase, 
gift, grant, devise, or bequest and to hold in trust or other- 
wise any estate or property, real or personal, necessary or 



170 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 218. 



First members, 
their powers, 
etc. 



Clonstitution, 
by-laws, etc. 



Proviso. 



proper for any of the objects of the said corporation, and to 
sell, convey, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any property 
held by it. 

Section 4. The persons named in section one shall be 
and hereby are constituted the first members of said cor- 
poration, and they shall hold office and have power to fill 
vacancies in their number until their successors shall be 
appointed or elected and qualified, under the constitution 
to be adopted as hereinafter prescribed. 

Section 5. The said corporation shall have power to 
adopt a constitution, which shall prescribe the number of 
members of the corporation and the mode of electing or 
appointing such members and their powers and duties, and 
from time to time to amend or to repeal the same. The 
corporation shall have power to adopt by-laws not incon- 
sistent with said constitution, and from time to time to 
amend or repeal the same. The by-laws shall provide for the 
management and administration of the business, property, 
and affairs of the corporation. The constitution shall de- 
termine how and upon what notice it may be amended or 
repealed: provided, that the constitution and by-laws, and 
any amendment thereof, shall not be inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act or with any law of the commonwealth. 

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

Approved March 27, 1916. 



Chap. 218 An Act to authorize the city of brockton to pay an 

annuity to DENNIS SHEALEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Brockton is hereby authorized to 
pay to Dennis Shealey, who was an employee of the city as 
a laborer for more than twenty-five years and was retired 
from the service of the city in the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen, on account of physical incapacity, an annual 
pension not exceeding the sum of three hundred dollars, 
payable in weekly instalments. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of the city of Brockton, with the ap- 
proval of the mayor. Approved March 27, 1916. 

[Accepted April 18, 1916.] 



City of 
Brockton may 
pay an 
annuity to 
Dennis 
Shealey. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 219, 220, 221. 171 



[1873, 135; 1879. 48; 1884, 227.] 

An Act to authorize the trustees of the sigma phi qJi^j) 219 
society of williams college to hold additional real 
and personal estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and i^^^-^^^j^S^- 
twenty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
eighty-four is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"sixty", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — two hundred and fifty, — so as to read as fol- 
lows: — Section 1. The trustees of the Sigma Phi Society Trustees of 
of Williams College, incorporated by chapter one hundred s!fc^^tyo/ 
and thirty-five of the acts of eighteen hundred and seventy- lege m^y hold 



additional 

estate. 



three, may for the purposes authorized by its charter hold 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding two 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, which shall not be 
exempt from taxation. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ai^proved March 28, 1916. 

[1872, 134.] 

An Act to authorize the parish of grace church in (^/^^r) 220 

NEWTON TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Parish of Grace Church in Newton is Parish ot 
hereby authorized to take and hold real and personal prop- i,rNewton'^^iay 
erty to the amount of six hundred thousand dollars, any- propcrty.''^'""''' 
thing in the charter of said parish or in any law of the com- 
monwealth to the contrary notwithstanding. 

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

Afyrowd March 28, 1016. 

[1898, 130.) 

An Act relative to the trustees of the fitchburg pi.^j^ 921 

HELPING HAND ASSOCIATION. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter one hundred 'and i«9s, i3o §3, 
thirty 01 the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety- 
eight is hereby amended by striking out the word "Seven", 
in the eighteenth line, and inserting in place thereof the 



172 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 222. 



Fitchburg 
Helping Hand 
Association, 
trustees, elec- 
tion, terms, etc. 



Quorum. 



Vacancy. 



Annual 
meeting. 



word: — Five, — and by striking out the word "ten", 
in the twentieth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word: — seven, ^ — so as to read as follows: — Section 3. 
The said corporators, together with George H. Hastings, 
of said Fitchburg, the founder of said association, who 
shall serve for the term of his life, shall constitute a board 
of trustees, whose terms of office, except as above stated, 
shall be as hereinafter specified. The trustees shall, im- 
mediately upon the passage of this act, meet and organize 
by the election of a president, treasurer and clerk, and 
shall elect six of their number, who shall serve as trustees 
until the third Monday of September in the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-eight, and six who shall serve until the 
third Monday of September in the year eighteen hundred 
and ninety-nine, and the remaining six shall be elected to 
serve until the third Monday of September in the year 
nineteen hundred. The trustees so elected shall severally 
hold office for the terms for which they are elected and 
until their successors are chosen, and thereafter each class 
in succession shall hold office for the period of three years. 
Five members shall constitute a quorum, except for the 
election and removal of trustees, when seven members shall 
be required. Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the board 
of trustees by reason of the death, resignation or otherwise, 
of the members so elected, the remaining trustees shall fill 
the vacancy for the unexpired term. The annual meeting 
shall be held at such date and place in January of each year 
as the trustees shall determine. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 28, 1916. 



Chap.222 An Act making appropriations for sundry miscella- 
neous EXPENSES authorized BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless it is otherwise 
specified, for the fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of 
November, nineteen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For expenses incurred in the construction and repair of 
roads in the town of Mashpee during the year nineteen 
hundred and sixteen, the sum of three hundred dollars. 



Appropria- 
tions, mis- 
cellaneous ex- 
penses. 



Construction, 
etc., of roads 
in Mashpee. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 222. 173 

For reimbursing certain officials for premiums paid for Premiums for 
procuring sureties on their bonds, a sum not exceeding bondL!^'*" 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For medical examiners' fees, a sum not exceeding eight ^j^f^j'^g-^f^'^g 
hundred dollars. 

For the payment of damages caused by wild deer, for nama?es!)y 
the present and previous years, a sum not exceeding twelve ^' 
thousand dollars. 

For small items of expenditure for which no appropriations Smaii items. 
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. 

For the expenses of an investigation of the water power investigation 

n 1 11 j_i • 1 1 1 J. O' water power 

resources or the commonwealth, as autnonzed by cnapter resources. 
five hundred and sixty-four of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve, a sum not exceeding five hundred 
dollars. 

For defraying the expenses of the headquarters of the Grand Army 
department of Massachusetts, Grand Army of the Republic, headquarters.' ' 
the sum of one thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the board of publication, a sum not ex- Board of 

1. . i r> 1 11 publication. 

ceedmg twenty-nve dollars. 

For the expenses of the art commission for the common- .yt commis- 
wealth, a sum nT)t exceeding one hundred dollars. 

For continuing the investigation by the board of harbor investigation 

, , , . . PC • 1 1 <jf means for 

and land commissioners or means tor conserving and equal- conserviuc and 
izing the flow of waters in the rivers and streams of the ofTatcrs" 
commonwealth, as authorized 1)}' chapter one hundred and 
thirteen of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For the payment of architects for plans furnished in ^f'J;;^'""*' ^"'' 
accordance 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 there- 
to, for which no appropriations have been made, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Ajwovcd March 28, 1916. 



174 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 223, 224. 



[1859, 79.] 

Chap.223 ^n Act to authorize the proprietors of grace church 

IN SALEM TO HOLD ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Proprietors of Grace Church in Salem 
are hereby authorized to take and hold real and personal 
property to the amount of one hundred thousand dollars, 
of which not more than fifty thousand dollars shall be in 
real estate, anything in the charter of said parish or any 
law of the commonwealth to the contrary notwithstanding. 

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

Ap-proved March 28, 1916. 



Proprietors of 
(irace Church 
in f^aleiii may 
hold additional 
property. 



Chap. 224: An Act relative to the disposal of garbage by the 

city of WORCESTER. 



Disposal of 
garbage by the 
city of 
Worcester. 



Agreement to 
be approved, 
etb. 



Proviso. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of disposing of garbage, 
the cit}^ of Worcester, acting by its board of overseers of the 
poor, with the approval of the mayor, may from time to 
time enter into an agreement with any town in Worcester 
county, acting by its board of health or in case there is no 
board of health by its board of selectmen, which agreement 
shall contain the following stipulations: — First: The area 
within such town or towns upon which the cit}' of Worcester 
may dispose of garbage collected by it, which area shall be 
described by metes and bounds and shall be shown upon a 
plan thereof filed in the office of the town clerk of such town 
and in the office of the city clerk of the city of Worcester. 
Second: A full and accurate description of the manner 
in which it is proposed to treat and dispose of the garbage. 

Section 2. Any agreement entered into in accordance 
with the preceding section shall first be approA'ed in writing 
by the state department of health, and thereafter shall be 
approved by a majority vote of the voters present and 
voting thereon at a town meeting duly called or held for 
the purpose before the agreement shall become operative 
and binding upon the town and the city: provided, however, 
that a copy of the proposed agreement shall be filed in the 
office of the town clerk at least twenty-one days before the 
date of the town meeting at which it is proposed to vote 
upon the agreement. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 224. 175 

Section 3. The agreement entered into in accordance To be recorded, 
with section one of this act, after being approved by the ^^^' 
state department of health and by vote of the town, shall 
be recorded in the office of the town clerk of the town with 
which the agreement is made and in the clerk's office of 
the city of Worcester. 

Section 4. Upon the making of an agreement as pro- Purchase of 
vided in section one of this act and its approval by the ^^ ' 
state department of health and by vote of the town as here- 
inbefore provided, the city of Worcester may, within one 
year after the date of said vote, take, or acquire by purchase 
or otherwise the area of land described in such agreement; 
but in case of purchase of lands under the authority of this Exemption, 
act the city shall be exempt from the provisions of so much 
of chapter two hundred and sixty-three of the General 
Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen as relates to 
the amount which the city may pay for lands accjuired, and 
in case of taking a plan and description of the lands and 
rights taken, signed by the mayor or city engineer, shall be 
recorded in . the Worcester district registry of deeds, and 
notice thereof shall be served within thirty days thereafter Notice. 
upon the owner or owners so far as their names and addresses 
can be reasonably ascertained. 

Section 5. The damages resulting from the taking of Assessment of 

, ~ , " damages. 

lands or from the business to be carried on upon the lands 
acquired under the provisions of this act shall be assessed 
and determined in the manner provided in the case of land 
taken for the laying out of highways. 

Section 6. The city of Worcester shall pay in lieu of ^jt^.'"'^''^ '^^ 
taxes upon the land or buildings and personal property 
acquired and used under the provisions of this act, such 
sum annually as the county commissioners for the county 
of Worcester may from time to time determine and award. 

Section 7. Any agreement entered into under the pro- Amendment 
visions of this act may be amended by the mutual agree- "^^sreement. 
ment of the boards named in section one, provided that the 
same be first approved by the state department of health 
and afterward approved by a majority vote of the voters 
as provided in section two of this act; and any amendment 
so entered into shall be recorded in the manner provided in 
section three of this act. 

Section 8. The authority granted under the provisions Public health 
of this act shall not be exercised in such a manner as to be menaced. 
a menace or injurious to the public health, and nothing 



176 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 225, 226. 



Not exempt Contained in this act shall exempt the city of Worcester 

from liability n i* i -i-j i- i ij." e j.i 

for nuisance. irom any liability tor damages resulting irom the main- 
tenance of any public or private nuisance. 
Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved March 29, 1916. 



Chap.225 An Act reappropriating unexpended balances of ap- 
propriations FOR the representation OF THE COM- 
MONWEALTH AT THE PANAMA'PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL 
EXPOSITION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The balance of appropriations made to be 
expended by the board of Panama-Pacific managers, under 
the direction of the governor and council, for the representa- 
tion of the commonwealth at the Panama-Pacific inter- 
national exposition, remaining unexpended on November 
thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, is hereby reappro- 
priated for such expenses as the board of managers, under 
the direction of the governor and council, find it necessary 
to incur until May thirty-first, nineteen hundred and six- 
teen, in order properly to accomplish the return of exliibits 
to Massachusetts, and, by sale of certain property or other- 
wise, properl}^ to close up the affairs of said board. 

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

Approved March 29, 1916. 



Board of 
managers of 
Panama- 
Pacific In- 
ternational 
Exposition 
may use un- 
expended 
balances, etc. 



Chap.226 An Act to confirm the proceedings of the annual 

town meeting of the town OF worthington. 
Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The election of town oflBcers and the subse- 
quent proceedings at the annual town meeting of the town 
of Worthington on the seventh day of February in the year 
nineteen hundred and sixteen are hereby ratified and con- 
firmed notwithstanding any error or illegality in the manner 
of the said election. 

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

Approved March 29, 1916. 



Proceedings of 
annual town 
meetine of 
town of 
Worthington 
confirmed. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 227. 177 



An Act to authorize the town of bernardston to Chap. 227 

SUPPLY ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Bernardston Town of 
are hereby authorized to supply themselves with water for mly supply 
the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other witerretc. 
purposes, with power to establish fountains and hydrants 
and to relocate and discontinue the same, to regulate the 
use of such water and to fix and collect rates to be paid 
therefor, and to take or acquire by lease, purchase, or other- 
wise and hold lands, rights of way, easements and other 
property for the purposes mentioned in this act, and to 
prosecute and defend all actions relating to the property 
and affairs incident to such water supply. 

Section 2. Said town, for the purposes aforesaid, may May purchase 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold the certain ponds, 
waters of an}^ pond or stream, or of any ground sources of ^^'^' 
supply by means of driven, artesian, or other wells within 
the limits of the town of Bernardston, 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: pro- Proviso. 
vided, 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 ap- 
proval of the state department of health, and that the lo- 
cation of all dams, reservoirs and wells to be used as sources 
of water supply under this act shall be subject to the ap- 
proval of said department. 

Section 3. Said town may construct on the lands ac- May construct 
quired under the provisions of this act proper dams, reser- '^™^' ^ 
voirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other struc- 
tures, 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 estab- 
lishment and maintenance of complete and effective water 
works; and for that purpose may construct wells and reser- 
voirs and establish pumping works, and may construct, 
lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other 
works under or over any land, water courses, railroads, rail- 



178 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 227. 



Laying pipes, 
etc. 



Restrictions. 



Description 
of property 
taken to be 
recorded, etc. 



Title, how 
vested. 



Recovery for 
damages to 
property, etc. 



Time limit on 
application for 
damages. 



ways and public or other ways, and along such ways in the 
town of Bernardston, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same; and for the purpose of constructing, 
laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such con- 
duits, 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; 
and all things done upon any such way shall be subject to 
the direction of the selectmen of the town of Bernardston. 
Said town shall not enter upon, construct or lay any con- 
duit, pipe 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 
to so agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission. 

Section 4. Said town shall, within ninety days after 
the taking of any lands, rights of way, 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 Franklin a description thereof sufficiently ac- 
curate and specific 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 in any way under the provisions of this 
act shall vest in the town of Bernardston, 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 5. 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 by any other act done by the town under 
authority 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 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 au- 
thority of this act, but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the vSaid two years, and no assessment 
of damages shall be made for the taking of any water, water 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 227. 179 

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 Damages based 

1 , J p 'j_ "^ -^ X J. 1 1 • , on water taken, 

what amount or water it proposes to take and appropriate etc. 
under this act, in which case any damages caused by such 
taking shall be based upon such amount until the same 
shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and in such event 
said town shall be further liable only for the additional 
damage caused by such additional taking. 

Section G. Said town, for the purpose of paying the Bemardston 

1 !• 1 M'j^' • 1 1 xi Water Loan, 

necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the pro- Act of i9i6. 
visions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding thirty-two thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Bernardston Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the respective dates of issue, shall bear interest, 
payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding five per Rate of interest. 
cent per annum, and shall be signed by the treasurer of the 
town and countersigned by the water commissioners here- 
inafter provided for. Each authorized issue of bonds or 
notes shall constitute a separate loan. The town may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale, upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value. 

Section 7. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen and all acts in amendment thereof 
or in addition thereto, in such manner that any loan or 
loans issued under authority of this act shall be paid within 
the period specified by section six of this act. When a vote Sum to be 
to the foregoing effect has been passed a sum which, with tax^tion!^ 
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 town, 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 taxa- 
tion in the same manner as other taxes are assessed. 

Section S. The town of Bernardston shall, after the Board of 
acceptance of this act, elect by ballot three persons to hold rioiier8,°ter1!lI. 
office, for one, two and three years, respectively, from the '^''''<=t'°"- «**=• 



180 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 227. 



Vacancies. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Net surplus, 
how applied. 



Report. 



Penalty. 



next succeeding annual town meeting, who shall constitute 
a board of water commissioners; and at every annual meet- 
ing thereafter one such commissioner shall be elected by 
ballot for the term of three years. In all cases a commis- 
sioner shall continue to serve until his successor has quali- 
fied. All the authority granted to said town 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 
toM'U may impose by its vote. A majority of the commis- 
sioners 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 meeting called for the purpose. 
No money shall be drawn from the town treasury on account 
of the water works except by a written order of said com- 
missioners or a majority of them. 

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 pa^^ment. 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 or reconstruction as the water commis- 
sioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus should 
remain after such new construction or reconstruction the 
water rates shall be reduced proportionately. No money 
shall be expended in new construction by the water com- 
missioners 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 expenditures. 

Section 10. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained or supplied under 
this act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by 
said town for the purposes 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 con- 
viction of any of the above acts shall be punished by a fine 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 228, 229. 181 

not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in 
jail for a term not exceeding six months. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Act to be 

, ... p,i . c-ij J 1 submitted to 

ance by a majority or the voters or said town present and voters, etc. 
voting thereon at a town meeting duly warned and called 
according to law, within five years after the passage of this 
act; but it shall become void unless the town shall begin 
to distribute water to consumers within three years after 
the date of the acceptance of this act. For the purpose of 
being submitted to the voters as aforesaid this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. Approved March 29, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the mayor of the city of worces- Qfmy 228 

TER TO APPOINT THOMAS J. MONROE AS POLICE AMBULANCE 
ATTENDANT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mayor of the city of Worcester is Mayor of 
hereby authorized to appoint Thomas J. Monroe, without appofnt 
further civil service examination, to the position of police Monro^ police 
ambulance attendant, and he shall thereupon be invested |"t\^ndant! 
with the same authority as regular patrolmen. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by the city council of said city. 

{TJie foregoing was laid before the goverrwr on the twenty- 
third day of March, 1916, and after five days it had "the force 
of a law'\ as ■prescribed, by the constitution, as it was not re- 
turned by him ivith his objections thereto within that time.) 



Chap.229 



anvprs may 
construct 
system of 



An Act to authorize the town of danvers to con- 
struct A system of sewerage. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Danvers is hereby authorized d""^""* 
to lay out, construct, maintain and operate a system or 
systems of main drains and common sewers for a part or sewerage 
the whole of its territory, with such connections and other 
works as may be required for a system of sewage disposal; 
and to construct such sewers or main drains over or under 
land or tide water in the said town or in any other city or 
town as may be necessary to conduct the sewage to the 
ocean, and to establish filter beds for the treatment of the 
sewage collected by said system and for the purpose of 
providing better surface or other drainage, guarding against 



182 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 229. 



Approval of 
state departs 
nient of health. 



May lay 

connecting 

drains. 



Provisos. 



Commis- 
sioner.s, term, 
election, etc. 



May purchase 
certain lands, 
water rights, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



pollution of waters and otherwise protecting the pubh'c 
health, may lay, make and maintain such main drains as 
it deems best. For the purposes aforesaid the town may, 
within its limits, deepen, widen, and clear of obstruction 
any brook, stream or water course, and may straighten or 
alter the channel or divert the water thereof, and may make 
and maintain sub-drains, and, with the approval of the 
state department of health, discharge the water into any 
brook, stream or v/ater course within the town. 

Section 2. The town is hereby further authorized to 
lay in the said town and in the city of Beverly in any way 
where main drains or common sewers are constructed under 
the provisions of this act such connecting drains, under 
drains and sewers within the limits of such way as may be 
necessary to connect any estate which abuts upon the way: 
provided, that no conduits or pipes shall be laid in a public 
way in the city of Beverly without the consent and approval 
of the mayor and board of aldermen; and provided, further, 
that nothing herein shall authorize the taking of land in 
Beverly. 

Section 3. The town shall elect by ballot at an annual 
meeting a board of three sewer commissioners, who shall be 
citizens of the town to hold office for one, two and three 
years, respectively, from the date of their election and until 
their successors are elected and qualified; and thereafter 
at each annual town meeting the town shall elect one member 
of the board to serve for three years or until his successor is 
elected and qualified. 

Section 4. Said board of commissioners, acting for and 
in behalf of the town, shall have full power to take or to 
acquire by purchase or otherwise any lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements in said town, public or private, 
necessary for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this 
act, and may construct such main drains and sewers under 
or over any water course, bridge, railroad, railway, high- 
way, boulevard, or other way, or within the location of any 
railroad, and may enter upon and dig up any private land, 
street or way or railroad location, for the purpose of laying 
such drains and sewers and of maintaining and repairing 
the same, and may perform any other act necessary or 
proper for the purposes of this act: provided, however, that 
they shall not take in fee any land of a railroad corporation, 
and that they shall not enter upon or construct any drain 
or sewer within the location of any railroad corporation 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 229. 183 

except at such time and in such manner as they may agree 
upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure to agree, 
as may be approved by the pubHc service commission. 

Section 5. Said board, in order to take any lands in Description 
fee, water rights, rights of way or easements, shall cause tak^/n to'^be 
to be recorded in the registry of deeds for the southern ■■®'^'''^^'^' ^*''- 
district of the county of Essex, a statement signed by a 
majority of the board containing a description thereof 
sufficiently specific for identification, and specifying that 
the same are taken under the authority of this act; and 
upon such recording, the title to the lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements described in such statement 
shall vest in the town of Danvers, which shall pay all damages 
therefor and all other damages sustained by any person or 
corporation through any action of said board under this 
act. Said board at the time of such taking shall notify Damages. 
the owners thereof in writing, and may agree with any 
person or corporation upon the damages sustained by such 
person or corporation; otherwise the damages shall be 
assessed by a jury in the superior court for said county upon 
petition of either party, in the manner provided by law for 
determining damages for land taken for highways; but in Time limit 
case of a taking no suit or petition shall be brought after 
the expiration of two years from the date of the recording 
of the taking as herein provided; and in all other cases no 
suit or petition shall be brought after the expiration of two 
years from the time when the cause of action accrues. 

Section 6. In every case of a petition for the assess- settlement, 
ment of damages or for a jury said town may at any time 
file in the office of the clerk of the court an ofTer to pay the 
petitioner a sum therein specified as damages; and if the 
petitioner does not accept the same within thirty days 
after notice of such oft'er, and does not finally recover a 
sum greater than that offered, not including interest from 
the date of the offer on the sum so recovered, the town shall 
recover costs from the date of said notice; and the petitioner 
shall be entitled to costs only to said date. 

Section 7. The town shall bv vote determine what Town to vote 

„ , p • 1 ' p '*® proportion 

proportion ot the cost or said system or systems or sewerage of cost. 
and sewage disposal the town shall pay: provided, that it Proviso, 
shall pay not less than one third or more than one half of 
the whole cost. In providing for the payment of the re- 
maining portion of the cost of said system or systems the 
town may avail itself of any or all of the methods permitted 



184 



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Assessments. 



by general laws, and at the same meeting at which it de- 
termines the proportion of the cost which is to be borne by 
the town, it may by vote determine by which of such methods 
the remaining portion of said cost shall be provided for. 
In case it determines that such remaining portion of said 
cost shall be provided for wholly or in part by assessments 
upon the owners of estates situated within the territory 
embraced by said system or systems and benefited thereby, 
then said owners shall be assessed by said board of sewer 
commissioners their proportional parts, respectively, of such 
portion of said cost as said town shall have determined is 
to be provided for by assessment, but no estate shall be 
deemed to be benefited until a sewer is constructed into 
Board to deter- whicli it cau be drained. For the purpose of fixing the 
special benefit amounts of sucli asscssmeuts the said board shall determine 
to estates, etc. ^j^^ valuc of the spccial benefit to each of said estates, re- 
spectively, from the said system or systems of sewers, taking 
into account all the circumstances of the case; and the 
proportionate part to be paid by the ov.ners of said estates, 
respectively, shall be based upon the amount of the special 
benefit to each estate, determined as aforesaid, and in no 
case shall exceed such special benefit and every such owner 
shall, within three months after written notice of such 
assessment, served on him or on the occupant of his estate, 
or sent by mail to the last address of such owner known to 
the board of sewer commissioners, pay the sum so assessed 
to the collector of taxes of said town; ijromded, that said 
board shall, on the written request of any such owner made 
within the said three months, apportion such assessment 
into ten equal parts or assessments; and the board shall 
certify such apportionment to the assessors of the town, 
and one of said parts or instalments, with interest from the 
date of the apportionment at six per cent per annum, shall 
be added by the assessors to the annual tax on such estate 
for each year next ensuing, until all the said parts have so 
been added, unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided, 
and 'provided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be 
construed to prevent the payment at any time in one pay- 
ment, notwithstanding its prior apportionment, of any 
balance of said assessments then remaining unpaid, but 
interest on such balance at the rate of six per cent per annum 
shall be paid to the date of such payment, and thereupon 
the collector of taxes of said town shall recei\'e the same 
and shall certify such payment or payments to the assessors, 



Provisos. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 229. 185 

who shall preserve a record thereof. In case of corner lots 
abutting on more than one sewered street the same area 
shall not be assessed more than once. 

Section 8. The town, for the purpose of paying the Danvers 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, luanrActof 
may incur indebtedness in excess of the statutory limit, to ^^^^' 
an amount not exceeding six hundred and eighty-five thou- 
sand dollars, and may issue from time to time therefor bonds 
or notes, each authorized issue thereof to constitute a sepa- 
rate loan. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Danvers Sewerage Loan, Act of 1916, 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 after its date, and 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 the loan payable in any subsequent year. They shall be Bonds, etc., 
signed by the treasurer of the town and countersigned by °^''''^"® 
a majority of the selectmen. The town may from time 
to time sell such securities or any part thereof at public or 
private sale, but not for less than the par value thereof. 
The proceeds shall be retained in the treasury, and shall be Proceeds. 
disbursed by the treasurer upon the order of the said board 
of sewer commissioners, as required to meet expenditures 
herein authorized. 

Section 9. The town shall at the time of authorizing Paymontof 
the said loan provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same in accordance with 
the provisions of section eight; and when a vote to that 
effect has been passed the amount required thereby, less 
the amoimt that may be appropriated therefor as provided 
in the following section, shall annually thereafter without 
further vote be assessed by the assessors of the town in the 
same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred by said 
loan is extinguished. 

Section 10. The receipts from sewer assessments and R'^pj^j^'l^. ''"^ 
from payments made in lieu thereof, and the premium, if 
any, received from the sale of bonds or notes issued here- 
under, shall be applied by the 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 board of sewer 
commissioners may apply any part of such receipts to the 
payment of interest upon notes or bonds issued hereunder, 



186 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 229. 



Balance, if any, 
to be raised by 
taxation. 



Assessment to 
constitute lien. 



How satisfied. 



How collected. 



Appeals. 



Notice. 



Clerk, super- 
intendent, how 
appointed. 



and not otherwise provided for, or to the payment or re- 
demption of such bonds or notes, as the board of sewer com- 
missioners shall by vote determine, and the said receipts 
shall be used for no other purpose. If the said 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 recj[uired therefor. 

Section 11. Any assessment levied under the provisions 
of section seven or charge aforesaid shall constitute a lien 
upon the estate which shall continue for two years after 
the certificate thereof is filed, and after the demand afore- 
said is made, or in case of apportionment, until the expiration 
of two years from the time when the last instalment is 
committed to the collector. Said assessment, together with 
interest at the rate of five per cent per annum, with inci- 
dental costs and expenses, may be satisfied by the sale of 
the estate or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to dis- 
charge the assessment and interest and intervening charges, 
if the assessment is not paid within three months after the 
service of said notice, or, if it has been apportioned, within 
three months after any portion has become due. Such sale 
and all proceedings connected therewith shall be conducted 
in the same manner as sales for the non-payment of taxes, 
and real estate so sold may be redeemed in the same manner 
as if sold for the non-payment of taxes. Such assessments 
or parts thereof may be collected also by an action of con- 
tract in the name of the town of Danvers against the owner 
of the estate, brought at any time within two years after 
the same becomes due. 

Section 12. Any person aggrieved by any such as- 
sessment may, at any time within three months after the 
service of the demand mentioned in section seven of this 
act, apply to the superior court for said county for a jury 
to revise the same, but before making such application he 
shall give to said commissioners fourteen days' notice in 
writing, and shall therein specif}' particularly his objection 
to the assessment, to which specification he shall be con- 
fined in his hearing before a jury. 

Section 13. Said board of sewer commissioners shall 
annually appoint a clerk, and may appoint a superintendent 
of sewers, who shall not be a member of the board, and may 
remove the clerk or superintendent at its pleasure, and may 
fix the pay of the clerk and superintendent, and define 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 229. 187 

their duties. The commissioners m.ay in their discretion Annual rentals. 

prescribe such annual rentals or charges for the users of said 

sewer system based on the benefits derived therefrom as 

in their judgment they shall deem proper. The compensa- Compensation. 

tion of the commissioners shall be fixed by the town. 

Section 14. All contracts made by the board of sewer Contracts. 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and 
shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be made 
or obligation incurred by the commissioners for any purpose 
in excess of the amount of money appropriated by the 
town therefor. 

Section 15. Said commissioners may from time to Rules and 
time prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of 
estates and buildings with main drains and sewers, and 
for inspection of the materials, the construction, alteration 
and use of all connections and drains entering into such 
main drains or sewers, and may prescribe penalties not ex- Penalties, 
ceeding twenty dollars for each violation of any such rule 
or regulation. Such rules and regulations shall be published Publication. 
not less than once a week for three successive weeks in 
some newspaper published in the town of Danvers, if there 
be any, and if not, then in some newspaper published in the 
county of Essex, and shall not take effect until such publi- 
cation has been made. 

Section 16. No act shall be done under authoritv of Approval of 

, , . . • 1 1 • (> "^1 Pl'i^Si etc. 

the preceding sections, except in the making oi surveys and 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the 
said system of sewerage have been approved by the state 
department of health. Upon application to said department 
for such approval the department shall give a hearing, after 
due notice to the public. At such hearing plans showing in 
detail all the work to 'be done in constructing said system 
of sewerage shall be submitted for the approval of the state 
department of health. 

Section 17. Until the board of sewer commissioners Temporary 
shall have been elected as provided in this act the town toaa'.'otc^! 
may carry on the construction of the system of sewerage by 
a duly authorized committee of the town, but not longer 
than until the annual meeting next but one after the com- 
mencement of said work of construction. The committee To servo 
shall serve without pay and shall have all the powers and etc""""'' '"'^' 
authority given to the })oard of sewer commissioners in this 
act or by the general laws relating to boards of sewer com- 
missioners. 



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Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Section 18. ThivS act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but no expenditure shall be made and no liability incurred 
hereunder until it has been accepted by vote of a majority 
of the voters of said town voting thereon at a legal meeting 
called for the purpose. Aiyproved Ainil 1, 1916. 



1810, 90, § 3, 
etc., amended. 



[1810, 90; 1811, 34; 1885, 54; 1886, 129; 1899, 144; 1912, 213.] 

C/iap. 230 An Act to authorize the trustees of donations to the 

PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH TO HOLD ADDITIONAL 
REAL AND PERSONAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUmvs: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter ninety of the acts 
of the year eighteen hundred and ten, as amended by chapter 
one hundred and forty-four of the acts of the year eighteen 
hundred and ninety-nine, and by section one of chapter 
two hundred and thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and twelve, is hereby further amended by striking 
out the word "eighty", in the twenty-seventh line, and in- 
serting in place thereof the words: — two hundred and fifty, 
— so as to read as follows : — Section 3. Be it further 
enacted, that the said trustees, and their successors, in their 
corporate name and capacity, shall be, and hereby are 
made capable in law to receive, take, hold, possess, manage, 
dispose of, lease, bargain, sell, and improve, conformably 
to the intentions, and subject to the limitations and direc- 
tions of the donors, all donations of money and other personal 
estate, and of lands and tenements and other real estate, 
which shall and may be lawfully given, devised or trans- 
ferred to the said trustees, and which shall be lawfully 
vested in, or recovered by them, and whereof the proceeds, 
profits, income, or beneficial interest shall be directed to the 
purpose of supporting a bishop in the protestant episcopal 
church, or of promoting any religious or charitable insti- 
tution of the said association of churches within this 
commonwealth; and to receive, take, hold, manage, and 
improve any other real or personal estate which shall be law- 
fully conveyed, granted, or assigned to the said corporation 
in trust, and whereof the income shall be directed and 
appropriated to the support of a religious pastor or teacher 
in any society or church, members of the said association 
of churches, under the superintendence of the same bishop: 
'provided, that the estates, real and personal, which may be 



Trustees of 
Donations to 
Protestant 
Episcopal 
Church may 
hold additional 
estate. 



Proviso. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 231. 189 

vested in the said corporation, other than such estates and 
property as may be conveyed or assigned in trust for the 
support of a rehgious pastor or teacher as aforesaid, shall 
not exceed, at any one time, in the annual income thereof, 
collected by said corporation, the sum of two hundred and 
fifty thousand dollars. 

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

A f proved Ayril 3, 1916. 

An Act to incorporate the south Yarmouth baptist ChaT>.2Z\ 

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. Isaiah C. Sears, Henry W. Sears, Frances Sputh 
Doane, Martha E. White, Caroline E. Baker, IVfillard F. Bapti°" 
Jones, Eben Baker, Benona T. Baker, Charles B. Oliver, Ass"odation. 
Joseph U. Baker, George Snow, William II. Hurst, D. incorporated. 
Frank Sears, Thomas E. Kelley, Laura Hallett, Lizzie K. 
Jones, Effie Baker, Annie Hatheway and Sarah E. Hurst, 
their associates and successors, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of South Yarmouth Baptist Cemetery 
Association, for the purpose of maintaining, for a place of 
burial of the dead certain land known as the South Yar- 
mouth Baptist Cemeterj', situated in that part of the town 
of Yarmouth known as South Yarmouth. Said corporation 
shall have all the powers and privileges and shall be subject 
to all the general laws now or hereafter in force applicable 
to such corporations, and may acquire the said land and 
any additional land necessary for its purposes. 

Section 2. All persons now or hereafter owning any Membership. 
lot or any interest in any lot in said cemetery may become 
members of the corporation upon complying with such other 
conditions of membership as the by-laws of the corporation 
may prescribe. When any person shall cease to be the 
owner of a lot or of any interest in a lot in the lands of the 
cor])oration he shall cease to be a member thereof. 

Section 'A. Any member of the said corj)oration may Moctinjxs. 
call a meeting of the members thereof, to be held in the ^'''"' *^*"''^- 
town of Yarmouth, by mailing from any post office in INIassa- 
chusetts to each of said members, postage j)re])aid, at least 
ten days before the time of the meeting a written notice, 
setting forth the place, day and hour thereof. At any Quorum, 
meeting of the corporation a quorum for the transaction of 
business shall consist of not less than three persons appear- 



190 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 232. 



Proceeds, 
how applied. 



Powers. 



By-laws. 



ing by person or by proxy. At all meetings each member 
shall be entitled to one ^•ote. 

Section 4. The net proceeds of sales of lots in the 
lands held by the said corporation shall be applied to the 
preservation, improvement, embellishment, protection or 
enlargement of said cemetery, and to the payment of ex- 
penses incidental to the same, and to no other purpose. 

Section 5. 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, and in accordance with the terms of such 
grant or bequest. 

Section 6. 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 provide for calling 
meetings of the members of the corporation by other pro- 
cedure than that hereinbefore specified, and may also pro- 
vide 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, and 
may also prescribe conditions for the admission of new 
members to the corporation. 

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

Approved April 3, WIG. 



[1890, U7.1 

Chap.2S2 An Act to authorize the andover home for aged 
people to hold additional real and personal 
estate. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter one hundred and 
forty-seven of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and 
ninety is hereby amended by striking out the word "seventy- 
five", in the third line, and inserting in place thereof the 
words: — one hundred and twenty-five, — so as to read 



ISOn, 147, § 2, 
amended. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 233, 234, 235. 191 

as follows : — Section 2. Said corporation may for the Andover Home 
purposes aforesaid hold real and personal estate to an amount mav hold ""^ ^ 
not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars. eftate.°'^*^ 
All interest of any member of said corporation, in its prop- 
erty, shall terminate and vest in the corporation upon his 
or her ceasing to be a member thereof by death, resignation 
or otherwise. 

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

A'pproved Ayril 3, 1916. 

[1834, 41; 1847, 31; 1872, 257; 1873, 330; 1893, 7G; 1896, 144; 1905, 405.] 

An Act eelative to the trustees of Worcester Chav.2ZZ 

ACADEMY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and five of the acts 1905, 405, §i, 
of the year nineteen hundred and five is hereby amended by ^°"^" '^ 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following new section: — Section 1. Of the trustees of worcrate"^ 
Worcester Academv, ten shall constitute a quorum for the Academy, 

■ . ' ' ^ quorum, etc. 

transaction or business. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 3, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the town of saugus to pay a sum Chap. 234 

OF MONEY TO THE WIDOW OF ARTHUR L. WILLIAMS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Saugus is hereby authorized l^^yj^of^^^ . 
to pay to Theresa Williams, widow of Arthur L. Williams, pay a sum "of 
a sum of money not exceeding seven hundred and fifty widow of 
dollars. The said sum represents the balance of the year's wuiiams." 
salary which would have been paid to the said Arthur L. 
Williams as principal of the Saugus high school had he com- 
pleted his service for the current school year. 

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

Approved April 3, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the city of boston to pay a sum QJiaj) 235 
OF money to grant gately and olive p. gately or 

THEIR legal guardian. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
pay to Grant Gately and Olive P. Gately, or their legal sum of "money 



192 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 236, 237. 



to Grant 
Gatelv and 
OlivuP. 
Gately, etc. 



guardian, at any time prior to the first day of January in the 
year nineteen hundred and eighteen, a sum of money not 
exceeding the difference between the amount found due 
from the city of Boston to Mary M. Gately, as guardian of 
the said Grant Gately and Olive P. Gately, by an auditor, 
whose report was filed in the superior court for the county 
of Suffolk in the month of IVIarch, nineteen hundred and 
eleven, and the amount actually paid by the city to the 
said guardian, together with interest on said sum from the 
date of said payment. 

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

(The foregoing was laid before the governor on the twenty- 
eighth day of March, 1916, 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.) 



Chap. 236 An Act to authorize the city of new^ Bedford to pur- 
chase LAND IN THE TOWN OF DARTMOUTH FOR RIFLE 
RANGE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford may purchase 
land in the town of Dartmouth for a rifle range site, and 
the provisions of chapter two hundred and sixty-three of 
the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen 
shall not apply to the said purchase. 

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

Approved April 4, 1916. 



City of New 
Bedford may 
purchase cer- 
tain land in 
town of 
Dartmouth. 
Certain pro- 
visions not to 
apply. 



[1915, 373, Spec] 

Chap.237 An Act to authorize the city of chicopee to erect a 

HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING AND TO BORROW MONEY THERE- 
FOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
City of Section 1. The city of Chicopee, for the purpose of 

Chicopee may . ^ . i • i i i i p 

borrow money coustructmg and cquippuig a high school and oi procuring 
high school land therefor, may incur indebtedness, in excess of the 
'°^" statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding two hundred 

thousand dollars, and may issue therefor bonds or notes to 
be denominated on the face thereof, Chicopee High School 
Loan, Act of 191G. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the city, countersigned by the auditor and 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 238. 193 

approved by the mayor, shall bear interest at a rate not ex- Rate of interest, 
ceeding four and one half per cent per annum, payable 
semi-annually, and 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 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 not for less than their par value. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
the said loan, 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 annually, 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the 
city, in the same manner as other taxes, until the said debt 
is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 4, 1916. 



loan. 



Chap.23S 



An Act to authorize the town of rowley to supply 
itself and its inhabit.vnts with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Rowley may supply itself and RowLyWv 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires ^"f^'^'J^er^^ 
and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; may 
establish 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 acquire 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the sources'^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 
part of said town: provided, however, that no source of ^'■°^''3°- 
water supply and no lands necessary for preserving the 



194 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 238. 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Description of 
property taken 
to be recorded, 
etc. 



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 or held under the pro- 
visions of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, 
tanks, buildings, fixtures and other structures, and may 
make excavations, procure and operate machinery and pro- 
vide such other means and appliances and do such other 
things as may be necessary for the establishment and main- 
tenance 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 and over any 
land, water courses, railroads, railways and public or other 
ways, and along such ways in the tow^n of Rowley, 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 hin- 
drance to public travel on such ways, and all things done 
upon such ways shall be subject to the direction of the 
selectmen of the town of Rowley. 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. 
Nothing in this section shall authorize the water commis- 
sioners to take water from the watershed which supplies the 
town of Ipswich. 

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 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 com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for. The title to all land 
acquired under the provisions of this act shall vest in the 
town of Rowley, and the land so acquired may be managed, 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 238. 195 

improved and controlled by the board of water commis- 
sioners 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 easement, or by any other thing done by the 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 au- 
thority 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, 
water right, or for any injury thereto, until the water is 
actually withdrawn or diverted by the town under authority 
of this act. Said town may by vote, from time to time, 
determine what amount 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 
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. Said town, for the purpose of paving the Town of 

1 ,. ', .,.^. . ^ ', j^ 1 • 1 Rowley 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 seventy-five 
thousand dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their 
face the words. Town of Rowley Water Loan, Act of 1916, 
shall be payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding 
thirty years from the respective dates of issue, 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 se- 
curities at public or private sale, upon such terms and con- 
ditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be 
used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans provide for the payment thereof in accord- ^°'^^' 



196 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 238. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Penalty for 
pollution of 
water, etc. 



Water commis- 
sioners, term, 
election, etc. 



Quorum. 



ance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter seven 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen and all acts in amendment thereof or in 
addition thereto, in such manner that any loan or loans 
issued under authority of this act shall be paid within the 
period specified by section five of this act; 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 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 same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 7. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes 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 dam- 
ages 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 may, after its acceptance of this 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or 
at a town meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot 
three persons to hold office, one for three years, one for two 
years, and one for one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, who shall constitute a board of water com- 
missioners; and thereafter at every annual town meeting 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for a 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 the commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in the board from any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by the town at any 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 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 239. 197 

hold office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner 
provided herein. If said town does not elect a board of ^^^°!?lf^*; 

^ ^ 111611 HI 33 ucv> 

water commissioners, the board of selectmen shall constitute 
said board of water commissioners. 

Section 9. Said commissioners shall fix Just and equitable Water rates, 
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 Net surplus, 
providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used for such 
new construction or reconstruction as the water commis- 
sioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus should 
remain after payment for such new construction or recon- 
struction the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. 
No money shall be expended in new construction by the Newconstruc- 
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 Annual report. 
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 accept- Act to be 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Rowley voters, etc. 
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 this act shall become void unless 
the town shall begin to distribute water to consumers 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. 

Aypromd April 4, 1916. 



Chap.2SQ 



[1913, 169.) 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to incur 
additional indebtedness for highway improve- 
MENTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purposes specified in chapter one city of 
hundred and sixty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen borrow^'mo'liley 
hundred and thirteen, the city of Brockton is hereby au- [^'prJfv^en?ents. 



198 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 240. 

thorized to borrow an additional sum, not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in excess of the statu- 
tory limit of indebtedness, and to issue bonds or notes there- 
for. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face 
thereof, Brockton Special Highway Loan, Act of 1916, shall 
be payable by such 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 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 

Rate of interest, or uotcs shall constitutc 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-annually, 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 not for less than their par value, 
and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

k.an"'^''* °^ 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. When a vote to that effect 
has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the interest as it 
accrues and to make such payments on the principal as 
may be required by the provisions hereof shall annually 
thereafter, without further vote, be assessed bj' the assessors 
of the city in the same manner as other taxes, until the 
debt incurred by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Amjrmed Ayril 6, 1916. 

[1916,357, Spec.] 

Chap. 24:0 An Act relative to the membership of fred l. carroll 

IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
^red L^. Carroll Section 1. Subjcct to the approval of the mayor and 
restored to the firc commissioncr of the city of Boston, Fred L. Carroll, 
Boston fire at ouc time a member of the regular fire department of said 
epar men . ^.^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ rcstorcd to a placc ill the regular fire depart- 
ment, without undergoing civil service examination. 

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

Approved April 6, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 241, 242, 243. 199 



[1S85, 290; 1893, 123.) 

An Act to authorize the st. jean baptiste society of Qji^j) 24]^ 

MARLBOROUGH TO HOLD REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The St. Jean Baptiste Society of Marl- lapilste 
borough, a fraternal benefit society, is hereby authorized to ffarfborough 
hold real estate to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand ^ay hold real 
dollars. 

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

Aijyroved April 6, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the purposes and Chap. 242 

EXPENSES OF the STATE FOREST COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- forest com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, under the direction ™'^^'°'^- 
of the state forest commission, as authorized by chapter 
seven hundred and twenty of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and fourteen, to wit: — 

For the acquisition, reforestation, maintenance and de- Reforestation of 
velopment of lands suitable for timber cultivation within 
the commonwealth, the sum of twenty thousand dollars, 
said sum to be in addition to any amount heretofore appro- 
priated for this purpose. 

For necessary expenses of the commission, a sum not ex- Necessary 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 

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

Approved April 6, 1916. 



lands, etc. 



expenses. 



[1836,128; 1838,181; 1841,120; 1845,203; 1846,35; 1847,82; 1849,182; 1851, 320; 1852. 261; 
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; 1895, 187, 261, 466; 1896, 283, 
415; 1897,95; 1898,173; 1900,255; 1904,188; 1905,337; 1906,229; 1907,242; 1908,148; 
1911, 645; 1915, 285, Spec.) 

An Act relatfve to the appointment of cemetery (JJiq^j 243 
commissioners in the city of lowell. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter two hundred and J"if:ar,fci,ded. 
eighty-five of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fifteen is hereby amended by inserting after the word 



200 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 243. 



Appointment 
of cemetery 
commis- 
sioners in 
Lowell. 



Compensation, 
terms, etc. 



Commissioner 
of public prop- 
erty to continue 
to exercise cer- 
tain powers and 
duties except 
concerning 
public ceme- 
teries. 



"Lowell", in the third line, the words: — in relation to the 
administration of the affairs of the public cemeteries of the 
city of Lowell as well as all powers now, vested in the mu- 
nicipal council with respect to the administration and the 
control of public cemeteries of the city of Lowell, including 
power to sell lots therein and to authorize the mayor to 
convey such lots, are hereby transferred to and, — by 
striking out the words "as vacancies occur they", in the 
tenth line, and inserting in place thereof the words: — as 
any term expires the vacancy, — so as to read as follows : — 
Section 1. The powers and duties now exercised and per- 
formed by the commissioner of public property and licenses 
of the city of Lowell, in relation to the administration of the 
affairs of the public cemeteries of the city of Lowell as well 
as all powers now vested in the municipal council with 
respect to the administration and the control of public 
cemeteries of the city of Lowell, including power to sell 
lots therein and to authorize the mayor to convey such 
lots, are hereby transferred to and shall hereafter be vested 
in a board of five cemetery commissioners, to be appointed 
by the mayor. Of the said five commissioners not less 
than three shall be owners of lots in a public burial ground 
in said city. The said commissioners shall serve without 
compensation and shall be appointed in the first instance for 
terms of one, two, three, four and five years respectively, 
and thereafter as any term expires the vacancy shall be filled 
by the appointment of a commissioner for the term of five 
years. The commissioners shall elect one of their number 
chairman and shall appoint such other oSicers as they may 
deem expedient. 

Section 2. The commissioner of public property and 
licenses of the city of Lowell shall continue to be invested 
\vith and exercise all the rights, powers and duties which 
pertained to said office prior to the enactment of said chapter 
two hundred and eighty-five, except in so far as the ad- 
ministration of the affairs of the public cemeteries of said 
city has, by the provisions of said chapter two hundred and 
eighty-five, as amended by section one hereof, been trans- 
ferred to the said board of cemetery commissioners, pro- 
vided for in said chapter. 

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

Ajyproved April 6, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 244, 245. 201 



An Act to authorize the city of fall river to incur (^/^^rj 244 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE WIDENING OF SOUTH MAIN STREET 
IN THAT CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUoivs: 

Section 1. The city of Fall River, for the purpose of ^^^^^^^0^^^." 
paying the expense of an alteration in the laying out and borrow money 
widening of South i\Jain street southerly from Anawan South Main 
street in that city, may incur indebtedness, in excess of the 
statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, and may from time to time 
issue bonds or notes therefor, to be denominated on the 
face thereof, South Main Street Widening, Act of 1916. 
Such 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, 
and 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 thereafter. The 
amount of such annual payment of any loan 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 not for less 
than their par value. 

Section 2. The city, at the time of authorizing the said f^^^^^^ °^ 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed herein, and when such provision has been made the 
amount required therefor shall annually, without further 
vote, be assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same 
manner as other taxes, until the said debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved April 8, 1916. 

An Act to incorporate northfield fire district no. 1. Chap.24o 
Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the village of East Nonhfieia Fire 

TV 1 i? 1 1 1 x» 1 f 1 1 • 1 i» TT 1 !• District No. 1, 

JNortiineld and .\orthheld, ni the county or rrankhn, re- incorporated, 
siding within the territory enclosed by the following boundary 
lines, viz.: Beginning at the Schell bridge, thence along the 



202 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 



Northfield 
Fire District 
No. 1, in- 
corporated. 



highway to the corner of ]\Iain and Pine streets; thence 
northerly along Main street to Moody street; thence easterly 
along Moody street to Winchester road; thence northerly 
parallel with and about five hundred feet westerly of Win- 
chester road to Lusany brook, so-called; thence easterly 
along Lusany brook to a point about five hundred feet 
easterly of Winchester road; thence southerly parallel with 
and about five hundred feet easterly of Winchester road 
to Northfield Highlands; thence following the northerly and 
easterly boundaries of Northfield Highlands, as the same is 
described in a plan recorded in the Franklin registry of 
deeds, to the southeast corner thereof; thence in a straight 
line to the northeast corner of lot eighty-two on the plan 
of Rustic Ridge; thence following the easterly and southerly 
boundaries of Rustic Ridge, including the south addition, 
to a point about one thousand feet easterly of Birnam 
road ; thence southerly on a line parallel with and about one 
thousand feet easterly of Birnam road to the old Warwick 
road, so-called; thence easterly along the old Warwick 
road, so-called, to Warwick avenue; thence easterl}^ to a 
point five hundred feet easterly of Warwick brook, so- 
called; thence southerly parallel with and about five hun- 
dred feet east of the W^arwick brook to the Minot brook at 
a point about five hundred feet from its junction with the 
Warwick brook; thence in a straight line to the corner 
near the house occupied by one Kenney; thence running 
five hundred feet southerly on the Erving road; thence 
running westerly five hundred feet southerly of Common- 
wealth avenue to a point five hundred feet east of St. Mary's 
street; thence running southerly parallel with and about 
five hundred feet east of St. iNJary's street to ^Miller's brook, 
so-called; thence westerly along said brook to a point about 
five hundred feet east of Plain street; thence southerly in 
a line parallel with and about five hundred feet east of 
Plain street to a point five hundred feet south of Plain street; 
thence running westerly parallel with and about five hun- 
dred feet south of said Plain street to the old highway 
leading from Northfield to Montague; thence running 
northwesterly in a straight line to a point on the main road 
to Montague five hundred feet south of the Bernardston 
road; thence westerly in a line parallel with and about five 
hundred feet south of the said road to Bernardston to the 
Central Vermont railroad; thence northerly along the said 
railroad to the said Bernardston road; thence westerly and 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 203 

northerly along the said Bernardston road to the road pfJ^r^rt No^'i? 
leading through the great meadow; thence northerly along incorporated. 
the said road running through the great meadow to a point 
opposite the old road to Bennett's meadow; thence easterly 
to a point in the easterly line of the Central Vermont rail- 
road at the southerly boundary of the old road to Bennett's 
meadow; thence northerly along the easterly boundary of 
the Central Vermont railroad to the Connecticut river; 
thence northerly along the Connecticut river to the place of 
beginning, shall constitute a fire and water supply district 
and are made a body corporate by the name of Northiield 
Fire District No. 1, for the purpose of supplying themselves 
with water for the extinguishing of fires, and for domestic 
and other purposes, with power to establish fountains and 
hydrants, relocate or discontinue the same, and to take 
and 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 district, for the purposes aforesaid, may May take 
take or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the sourcesTet" 
waters of IMinot brook and any or all of its tributaries in the 
town of Northfield, and the waters of any spring or other 
sources on the watershed of said brook, with the water 
rights connected therewith; and may also take, or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the waters of Miller's 
brook and any or all of its tributaries in the town of North- 
field, and the waters of any spring or other sources on the 
watershed of said brook, with the water rights connected 
therewith; 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 district: ijrodded, however, that Proviso.- 
no source of water supply and no lands necessary for pre- 
serving 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 and 
reservoirs and wells to be used as sources of water sup])Iy 
under this act shall be subject to the approval of said de- 
partment. Said district may construct on the lands ac- May erect 

^., 1,1 •• p^i- . J structures, lay 

quired under the provisions or this act proper dams, reser- pipes, etc. 
voirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures and other struc- 
tures, and may make excavations, procure and operate 



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Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 



May erect 
structures, lay 
pipes, etc. 



Agreement 
required to . 
enter upon 
location of any 
railroad, etc. 



May purchase 
property of 
other cor- 
porations, etc. 



May purchase 
franchises, etc. 
of Northfield 
Water Com- 
pany. 



machinery 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 con- 
struct, lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and 
other works under or over any land, water courses, rail- 
roads, railways and public or other ways, and along such 
ways in the town of Northfield, in such manner as not 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 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 Northfield. Said district shall not enter upon, construct 
or lay any conduit, pipe 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 to agree as may be approved by the public 
service commission. 

Section 3. Said district may, for the purpose aforesaid, 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, in 
whole or in part, the franchises, corporate properties, water 
rights, real estate, easements, pipe lines and all other rights 
and properties appurtenant to the business of water supply 
now owned by any corporation, associations, partnership 
or individuals within the bounds of the proposed district, 
and now supplying water to any of the inliabitants of the 
said district. 

Section 4. Said district may, for the purposes aforesaid, 
purchase and hold the franchises, corporate properties and 
all the rights and privileges of the Northfield Water Com- 
pany, and the said company may sell the same, and said 
fire district shall pay to said company the fair value thereof 
to be ascertained as hereinafter provided. In case said 
fire district and said company, after conference thereon, 
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 
who shall determine the fair value of said property, and 
whose award, when accepted by the court, shall be final. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 205 

Section 5. The said district shall within ninety days Description of 
after the taking of any lands, rights of way or easements as toTe rlwrdeX 
aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of ^**^' 
deeds for the county of Franklin, a description thereof 
sufficiently accurate and specific for identification, with a 
statement of the purpose for which the same are taken, 
signed by the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. 
The title to all land acquired in any way under the pro- 
visions of this act shall vest in said Northfield Fire District 
No. 1 and the land so acquired may be managed, improved 
and controlled by the board of water commissioners here- 
inafter provided for, in such manner as they shall deem 
best for the interest of said district. 

Section 6. The said district shall be liable to pay all damages. 
damages to property sustained by any persons or corpora- 
tions by the taking of any water, water source, water rights, 
lands, rights of way or easements, or by the construction of 
any reservoir, standpipe or other works for the purposes 
aforesaid, or by any other thing done by said district under 
the authority of this act. Any person or corporation sus- 
taining damages as aforesaid under this act and failing to 
agree with said district as to the amount thereof, may have 
the same assessed and determined in the manner provided 
in the case of land taken for highways, by making a written 
application therefor within two years after the taking of 
such land or other property or the doing of other injury 
under the authority of this act, but no such application 
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 district 
under authority of this act. Said district may by vote, 
from time to time, determine what amount 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 until the same shall be increased by 
vote or otherwise, and in such event such district shall be 
further liable only for the additional damage caused by 
such additional taking. 

Section 7. Said district, for the purpose of paying the NorthSeid Fire 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred Water^Loan,' 
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 



206 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 



Rate of interest. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Assessment 
and collection 
of taxes. 



Contracts for 
water supply, 
etc. 



their face the words, Xorthfield Fire District No. 1 Water 
Loan, Act of 1916; shall be payable at the expiration of 
periods not exceeding thirty years from the respective dates 
of issue; 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 
the Avater commissioners hereinafter provided for. The 
district may sell the said securities at public or private sale 
upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper 
but not for less than their par value; and the proceeds, 
except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

Section S. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
iiundred and thirteen and all acts in amendment thereof 
or in addition thereto, in such manner that any loan issued 
under authority of this act shall be paid within the period 
specified by section seven; 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 said 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 annu- 
ally thereafter, in the same manner as other taxes, until the 
debt incurred by the loan is extinguished. 

Section 9. WTienever a tax is duly voted by said dis- 
trict for the purpose of this act, the clerk shall render a 
certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of 
Xortlifield who shall assess the same in the same manner 
in all respects as town taxes are required by law to be as- 
sessed. The assessment shall be committed to the town 
collector, who shall collect said tax in the manner provided 
for the collection of town taxes, and shall deposit the pro- 
ceeds with the district treasurer for the use and benefit of 
the district. The district may collect interest on overdue 
taxes in the same manner in which interest is authorized to 
be collected on town taxes. 

Section 10. Said district may make such contracts 
with individuals, corporations and the town of Northfield 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 207 

for supplying water as may be agreed upon, and may fix 
and collect water rates for the use of such water, and the 
district may discontinue or shut off the water for the non- 
payment of such rates and for violation of the terms of any 
contract which may be made with individuals, corporations 
and the said town by said district. 

Section 1 1 . The first meeting of said district shall be First meeting, 
called on petition of ten or more legal voters therein by a °^ <^^ ^ ■ ^ <^- 
warrant from the selectmen of the town of Northfield, 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 
said district seven days at least before the time of the meet- 
ing, and by publishing such notice thereof as the warrant 
may require in any newspaper published in said town. 
One of the selectmen shall preside at the meeting until a 
clerk is chosen and sworn. After the choice of a moderator 
for the meeting, this act shall be submitted to the voters of 
said district, and if it shall be accepted by a majority vote 
of the voters present and voting thereon, it shall go into 
effect, and the meeting may then proceed to act on the 
other articles contained in the warrant. 

Section 12. The said district shall, after the acceptance water commia- 
of this act as aforesaid, elect by ballot three persons to hold eiectTo^n.^lt™' 
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 every 
annual meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall be 
elected by ballot for the term of three years. All the au- 
thority granted to said district by this act and not otherwise 
specifically provided for shall be vested in said board, who 
shall be subject however to such instructions, rules and 
regulations as the district may impose by its vote. A ma- Quorum. 
jority 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 the district at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the 
town treasury on account of the water works except by 
written order of said commissioners or a majority of them. 

Section 13. Said commissioners shall fix just and water rates, 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 



208 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 245. 



Net surplus, 
how applied. 



Annual report. 



By-laws, rules 
and regulations. 



Penalty for 
pollution of 
water, etc. 



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 operating 
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 re- 
maining after providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall 
be used for such new construction or reconstruction as the 
water commissioners may determine upon, and in case a 
surplus should remain after payment for such new con- 
struction or reconstruction the water rates shall be reduced 
proportionately. No money shall be expended in new 
construction by the water commissioners except from the 
net surplus aforesaid, unless the district appropriates and 
provides money therefor. Said commissioners shall annu- 
ally, and as often as the district may require, render a re- 
port upon the condition of the works under their charge 
and an account of their doings, including an account of 
receipts and expenditures. 

Section 14. The said district may adopt by-laws, pre- 
scribing by w^hom and how meetings may be called and 
notified, but meetings may also be called on application of 
ten or more legal voters in the district by warrant as pro- 
vided in section eleven. The district may also make rules 
and regulations for the management of its water works, not 
inconsistent with this act or the laws of this commonwealth, 
and may choose such other officers, not provided for in this 
act, as it may deem necessary or proper. 

Section 15. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any water obtained, or supplied under 
this act, or wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, stand- 
pipe, aqueduct, pipe or other property owned or used by 
said district for the purpose of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to said district three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort, and 
upon conviction of either of the above acts shall be punished 
by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for a term not exceeding six months. 

Section 16. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of said district present 
and voting thereon 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 this act shall become void unless the said district shall 
begin to distribute water to consumers within three years 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 246, 247. 209 

after the date of acceptance of the act as aforesaid. For 
the purpose of being submitted to the voters as aforesaid, 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 10, 1916. 



ChavMQ 



An Act making appropriations for salaries and ex- 
penses IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE SURGEON GENERAL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follaws: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- '°'^' 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for salaries and ex- 
penses in the department of the surgeon general, for the 
fiscal year ending on the thirtieth day of November, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, to wit: — 

For the salary of the surgeon general, twelve hundred ggaf^^gaiary. 
dollars. 

For medical supplies for the use of the volunteer militia. Medical 
and for incidental and contingent expenses of the surgeon ®"^^ '^^' 
general, including clerical services and printing the annual 
report, a sum not exceeding forty-three hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the examination of re- Examination 
emits for the militia, a sum not exceeding forty-one hun- ° ^^'^^^^ ^' 
dred and eighty-nine dollars. 

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

Approved April 11, 1916. 

[1910, 630; 1911, 564; 1912, 408; 1913, 495; 1914, 678; 1915, 331, Spec.) 

An Act to extend the time within which the boston Qji^rp 247 
and eastern electric railroad company is required 

to file a bond and to construct ANT) OPERATE ITS 

railroad. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The time for the filing of the bond after the Timo extended 
incorporation of the Boston and Eastern Electric Railroad Bostonand 
Company, as provided in section two of chapter five hun- Hatirord^Conr 
dred and sixty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred ^"*j;,^^j"etc!^'° 
and eleven, is hereby extended to the first day of April, 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, and the time within which 
the construction of the tunnel and the railroad of the said 
railroad company shall begin, and the time allowed for the 



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Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 248, 249. 



Powers, etc., 
to continue. 



Proviso. 



construction 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 thirty of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and ten, shall begin with the 
first day of April, nineteen hundred and eighteen, instead 
of with the date of the certificate of incorporation of the 
said railroad company. 

Section 2. All the powers, rights and privileges of said 
railroad company held prior to the first day of April, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, and all rights, powers and privi- 
leges acquired by the said railroad company since the first 
day of April, nineteen hundred and sixteen, shall continue 
in full force and effect: provided, however, that the said 
powers, rights and privileges shall cease on the first day of 
April, nineteen hundred and eighteen, unless the said bond 
is filed. 

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

Ayproved April 11, 1916. 



[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; 1915, 254, Spec, 346, Spec, 352, Spec] 

C/iap. 248 An Act to authorize the use of hard burned clay and 

CONCRETE IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN BUILDINGS 
IN THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section seventeen of chapter five hundred and fifty of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, as amended 
by section four of chapter seven hundred and eighty-two 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, is 
hereby further amended by adding after the third para- 
graph of said section a new paragraph as follows: — Struc- 
tural materials of hard burned clay or concrete which are 
equally capable of safely carrying the stresses which are 
ingl^in Bost1)"n. Tcquircd for brick shall be accepted for structures not over 



1907, 550, § 17, 
etc., amended. 



Hard burned 
clay and con- 
crete maj' be 
used in con- 
struction of 



three stories high. 



ApjJroved April 11, 1916. 



[1916, 277, Spec] 



Chap.2A9 An Act to authorize the county of Suffolk to pension 

ANNIE DOHERTY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloios: 

suMkmay Section 1. , The county of Suffolk is hereby authorized 

pension Annie ^ud directed to pay to Annie Doherty of Boston, a scrub- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 250. 211 

woman who has been in the employ of said county for Doherty of 
twenty years, a pension not exceeding one hundred and 
fifty-six dollars a year so long as she lives. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Act to be 
ance by the city council of the city of Boston, with the the Boston*" 
approval of the mayor. Approved April 11, 1916. ^i^y«'"°'=''' 



An Act making appropriations for deficiencies in rii o-rj 

APPROPRIATIONS FOR CERTAIN EXPENSES AUTHORIZED IN ^' 

THE YEAR NINETEEN HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations 

• .i,i •ij.j>^1j_ />j_i ' for deficiencies 

appropriated, to be paid out or the treasury or the common- in appropria- 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, for certain expenses in ^'°°^ "^ ^^'^' 
excess of the appropriations therefor in the year nineteen 
hundred and fifteen, to wit: — 

For clerical services, postage, printing, travelling and ^^^^^l^l ^^^ 
other necessary expenses of the board of dental examiners, of board of 
upon vouchers approved by the board, the sum of one hun- examiners. 
dred fifty-nine dollars and six cents. 

For the travelling expenses of members of the state board Travelling 

. 1 111 expenses, state 

of agriculture, upon vouchers approved by the secretary board of 
of the board, the sum of three hundred twenty-two dollars 
and fifty-nine cents. 

For the dissemination of information by the state board ^'fnf"ji"!Jti°n 
of agriculture, upon vouchers approved by the secretary of by state board 
the board, the sum of fifty-one dollars and seventy-one 
cents. 

For the travelling expenses of the prison commission, upon Travelling 
vouchers approved bv the commission, the sum of seventv- prfsoir^° 
five dollars and thirty-two cents. commission. 

For the travelling and contingent expenses of the board Jj"pense"^etc., 
of parole, upon vouchers approved by the board, the sum of ' 3^0']°^'''^ 
of three hundred forty-six dollars and fifty-nine cents. 

For expenses, upon vouchers approved by the board of ^^"^Jenseg of 
education, for the following purposes: For travelling ex- ^^JJ^'^j"^^ 
penses of the commissioner, deputies, agents and assistants, 
the sum of one hundred forty-five dollars and fifty-four 
cents; for the payment of the tuition of children in high 
schools outside of the town in which they reside, the sum of 
sixty-five hundred one dollars and thirty cents; for the 
transportation of high school pupils to schools outside the 



212 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 251, 



Expenses of 
trustees of 
Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College. 

Construction 
of laundry 
building at 
Penikese 
hospital. 



Rent and 
maintenance 
of certain 
armories. 

Printing report 
of special 
commission 
on taxation. 



town in which they reside, the sum of seventy-two hundred 
fifty-four dollars and twenty-one cents; for training teachers 
for vocational schools, the sum of one hundred thirteen 
dollars and twenty-one cents; and for the education of 
deaf pupils of the commonwealth in schools designated by 
law, the sum of two thousand fifty-three dollars and nine 
cents. 

For the expenses of the trustees of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, upon vouchers, approved by the trus- 
tees, the sum of eighty-nine dollars and eighty cents. 

For expenses in connection with the construction of a 
laundry building at the Penikese hospital, upon vouchers 
approved by the state board of charity, the sum of two 
hundred seven dollars and twenty cents. 

For the rent and maintenance of armories of the third 
class, upon vouchers approved by the quartermaster general, 
the sum of fourteen hundred and twenty-five dollars. 

For printing the report of the special commission on tax- 
ation for the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, the sum of 
two hundred fifty dollars and seventy-seven cents. 

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

Approved April 11, 1916. 



County of 
Suffolk may 
pension Henry 
Fox, court 
officer. 

Proviso. 



Chap. 251 An Act to provide for the pensioning of henry fox, 

A COURT OFFICER OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Henry Fox, a court officer of the municipal 
court of the Charlestown district of the city of Boston shall, 
at his request, be retired from active service by the said 
court, and placed upon the pension roll: provided, that a 
physician, designated by said court, certifies in writing 
that he is unfitted for further service by reason of incapacity 
suffered without his fault; and he shall thereupon receive 
from the county of Suffolk an annual pension equal to one 
half of the compensation earned by him at the time of his 
retirement. 

Section 2. This, act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of Boston, with the approval of the 
mayor. Approved April 11, 1916. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
Boston city 
council, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 252. 213 



[1835,81; 1892, 437.i 

An Act to consolidate park street congregational PJin^ 252 

SOCIETY AND PARK STREET CHURCH AFFILIATED THERE- 
WITH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloios: 

Section 1. Chapter eighty-one of the acts of the year 1835, si, §i, 
eighteen hundred and thirty-five is hereby amended by ^'"''°'^®'^- 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Sectioii 1. The proprietors of pews in Park Park street 
Street jNIeeting-house in the city of Boston, and their succes- soclfty^and"'* 
sors, and the members of Park Street Church in good and chil^cl^.'^ltc., 
regular standing, and such persons as shall hereafter become consolidated. 
members of the corporation after the manner prescribed in 
its by-laws, are hereby made a corporation by the name of 
Park Street Church, with all the powers and privileges and 
subject to all the duties and liabilities by law incident to 
incorporated religious societies. 

Section 2. Said chapter eighty-one is hereby further 1835, si, § 2, 
amended by striking out section two and inserting in place ^^^^ ^ 
thereof the following : — Section 2. Said corporation shall ^^e^i and ^^ 
have power to take or purchase and hold the said meeting- 
house, and to purchase or receive by gift or devise other 
estate, real or personal, for the use of said corporation, and 
the ministry thereof, and to. sell, mortgage, or otherwise dis- 
pose of the same as it may see fit: lyromded, that the income Pro\Tso. 
thereof, exclusive of its meeting-house and land under and 
adjoining the same, or such property as shall be substituted 
therefor, shall not at any time exceed the sum of fifty thou- 
sand dollars annually. 

Section 3. Said chapter eighty-one is hereby further is35, si, § 3, 
amended by striking out section three and inserting in "'"°°'^'' • 
place thereof the following: — Section 3. Said corporation Assessments 
shall have power to assess upon the pews in said house, "p°"p®'*'^- 
which now are or hereafter may be held on a condition or 
subject to a liability to pay assessments thereon for the 
support of public worship in said house, such sum as it 
shall vote to raise for the support of public worship in said 
house and for other parochial charges of said corporation, 
according to the valuation thereof heretofore made, or 
which may be hereafter agreed upon by said corporation; 
and all such assessments may be collected in the manner 



214 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 252. 



1835, SI, 
amended. 



Management, 
etc. 



Triistees, how 
elected, etc. 



Sale or mort- 
gage of realty, 
validity of. 



Disposition 
of income. 



Prudential 
committee 
to have cer- 
tain control of 
finances, etc. 



provided by chapter one hundred and eighty-nine of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and seventeen. 

Section 4. Said chapter eighty-one is hereby further 
amended by adding after section three the following new 
sections: — Section 4- The management and administra- 
tion of all the real property of the corporation and of such 
personal property as shall be set aside by it, in trust, or be 
bequeathed to it in trust, shall be vested in a board of nine 
trustees, each of whom, except as is hereinafter provided, 
shall serve for six years, and require for his election a three 
quarters vote of the members of the corporation present 
and voting. At the time when the aforesaid board is consti- 
tuted, three trustees shall be elected for a term of two years, 
three trustees for a term of four years, and three trustees for 
the established term of six years. The trustees shall serve 
without recompense, and shall have the title of Trustees of 
Park Street Church, and no contract, debt, gift, grant, 
pledge, or obligation which affects the property committed 
to their charge shall be valid or binding against them or the 
corporation, except in cases where it appears of record that 
they have delegated their powers, unless authorized by a 
majority vote of the full board. But no sale or mortgage of 
the realty owned by the corporation, or alterations costing 
over fifty thousand dollars in the Park Street Church meet- 
ing-house now situated at the corner of Park and Tremont 
streets in Boston, or wherever such meeting-house of the 
corporation shall hereafter be situated, shall be valid without 
a two thirds vote of a majority of the members of the cor- 
poration at a meeting duly called, in approval or confirma- 
tion. 

It shall be the duty of the said trustees to pay over to the 
treasurer or to such persons as the corporation shall indicate, 
all income upon the property of the corporation in the 
hands of the trustees, which in their opinion is not needed 
to meet the charges against the said property or to provide 
for its care, maintenance and protection, unless provision 
be made under a special trust, by vote of the corporation or 
otherwise, for the accumulation thereof; and nothing here- 
inbefore contained shall require the said trustees to look 
after the further disbursement thereof. 

The management and administration of such property 
of the corporation as is not directly vested in the trustees, 
shall, subject to the supervision of the corporation, rest in 
a prudential committee which shall have the control of the 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 252. 215 

ordinary finances and business transactions of tlie corpora- 
tion, and which may, on request, act for the board of trustees 
in particular matters affecting the care, preservation and 
improvement of the meeting-house belonging to the cor- 
poration. 

All expenditures of money to meet the expenses of worship Powers. 
and the carrying on of the work of the corporation, and all ofVrudentiki 
financial contracts in connection therewith, shall be author- '^°'^™'*'^^^- 
ized or approved by the said prudential committee; but 
nothing herein contained shall affect the disbursements of 
the trustees or of committees entrusted by the corporation 
with the management of funds raised or set apart by the 
corporation for the purposes of fellowship, worship, charity, 
or other similar and specific uses. 

Section 5. All conveyances heretofore made to, and all ^tc?how°'^^' 
personal property belonging to, the Park Street Congrega- '^'ested. 
tional Society are hereby confirmed to and vested in the 
corporation herein designated as Park Street Church. And 
all personal property belonging to and all conveyances 
made to or in favor of Park Street Church are hereby vested 
in and confirmed to said corporation. And said corporation 
shall take title to the same discharged by operation of law 
from any trust in favor of either of the two organizations 
hereby merged, considered as separate entities or of the 
individual members thereof. 

j\Jembership in the corporation shall terminate in ac- Membership, 
cordance with the rules and regulations of its by-laws. nated^'^'"'" 

Section 6. The corporation hereby established shall be Corporation 
deemed to constitute the same ecclesiastical and legal entitv thosamLeudty 
which was founded by William Thurston, John E. Tyler, f^ l^soa.^'^'^ 
Caleb Bingham, Daniel Baxter, Josiah Bumstead, Joseph 
W. Jenkins and others in the year eighteen hundred and 
nine. 

Section 7. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by the votes of the Park Street Church and the Park Street voters, eV-. ° 
Congregational Society and upon a notification of such 
votes given to the commissioner of corporations, within 
ninet^^ days after the passage of this act. 

Approved April 13, 1916. 

[Accepted by the Park Street Church April 28, 191G, and by the Park Street Congre- 
gational Society May 5, 1916. Notification tiled with commissioner of corporations, 
May 10, 1916.1 



216 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 253. 



City of 
Pittsfield may 
grade and 
pave its streets, 



[1903, 271.] 

Chap. 2o3 An Act to al-thorize the city of pittsfield to grade 

AXD PAVE ITS STREETS AND TO ISSUE BONDS TO DEFRAY 
THE COST THEREOF. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city council of the city of Pittsfield, 
whenever they adjudge that public convenience and ne- 
cessity so require, may, by a majority vote of all the members 
of each branch thereof acting in concurrence, order that any 
public way or part thereof shall be graded and paved, with 
stone, block, brick, asphalt, cement, concrete, macadam, or 
other suitable road material approved by the iMassachusetts 
highway commission, and provided with necessary curbs, 
and may authorize the board of public works of the city or 
any other person or persons to cause such way, or any part 
or parts thereof, to be graded and paved, and provided with 
necessary curbs, in accordance with the provisions of such 
order. When such work of grading and paving, and pro- 
viding curbs is completed said board of public works or 
such other person or persons as may so be authorized, shall 
certify to the assessors of taxes an itemized account of all 
expenses incurred and paid on account of such order, in- 
cluding all damages paid to owners of real estate for injury 
thereto, sustained by reason of any act done under the pro- 
visions of the order. At any time within two years after the 
work has been completed, the assessors of taxes shall de- 
termine the value of the special benefit or advantage which 
any estate receives therefrom, beyond the general benefit 
or advantage to all estates in the city, and shall assess upon 
the several estates so benefited which abut upon the way or 
part thereof paved under such order and are not exempt by 
law from assessment for local public improvements, a pro- 
portional share of the cost of the work, but no such assess- 
ment upon any such estate shall exceed thirty-three and 
one third per cent of the total expense incurred, less such 
part thereof, if any, as may be paid by any street railway 
company or other public service corporation, for all work 
done under such order directly in front of or opposite to 
any such estate, nor shall the assessment upon anj' estate 
exceed the value of the adjudged special benefit or advantage 
thereto. Xo damage paid to an owner of real estate for 
injury thereto, sustained by reason of any act done under 



Assessments 
for benefits 
received, how 
made, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 253. 217 

the provisions of the said order, shall be included in any Assessment of 
assessment thereon levied thereunder. \Yhen any public public service 
way or part thereof in which the tracks of a street railway <="''po''''*'°°^- 
company or other public service corporation have been 
located for a period of not less than five years is graded and 
paved, under authority of this section, such railway or 
other public service corporation shall be assessed for the cost 
of such work between its tracks and a space of eighteen 
inches outside of the tracks on each side thereof. 

After any pa\Tiient by a street raihva\' company of an Assessments 
assessment hereunder, the amount of such payment shall raUway com- 
be credited by the collector of taxes of the city against the wedked^aglinst 
amount of excise or commutation tax otherwise payable by '^®'^a»'» ta^'es. 
the company in said city under the provisions of chapter 
four hundred and ninety of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and nine for the year in which such payment is 
made and for each succeeding year until the aggregate of 
such annual excise taxes shall equal the amount of the said 
payments made hereunder, and the company in the mean- 
time shall not be liable to pay said annual excise tax to the 
city and shall be entitled to receive in every such year an 
abatement of the excise tax until the whole amount of the 
payment hereunder has been met by such abatements: 
provided, however, that such credit shall not be made and p^o^^so- 
such abatements shall not be allowed with respect to those 
parts of a street or highway where the company may still 
be under a legal obligation, by original grant of location or 
otherwise, to pave or grade at its own expense the space 
between its tracks and a space of eighteen inches outside of 
the tracks on each side thereof when ordered so to do by 
the officials of the city. 

Section 2. In lieu of proceeding under the authority of ^^j; 1°^^^'^ 
the foregoing section, the city council by a majority vote of ^/^''^n^^uiMi 
all the members of each branch thereof acting in concurrence, petition, etc 
may, upon the filing in the office of the city clerk of a written 
or printed petition signed by the owners of real estate abutting 
upon any public way in said city and praying that such 
way, or any specified part thereof, shall be graded and 
paved, with any pavement material specified or provided 
for in the preceding section, and provided with necessary 
curbs, at the sole cost and expense of the owners of estates 
abutting upon such way or part thereof so specified, provided 
such petitioners shall own estates not exempt by law from 
assessment for local public improvements, abutting upon at 



218 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 253. 



City council 
ruay order 
grading and 
paving upon 
petition, etc. 



Certification 
of exijenses to 

assessors. 



Assessment 
of cost of the 
work, etc. 



Assessors to 
give written 
notices of 

assessment. 



least seventy-five per cent of the whole length of such way 
or so much of the part thereof specified in such petition as 
the city council may determine, on each side of such way or 
part, and if the total assessed valuation of such petitioners' 
estates abutting upon such way or part so determined shall 
constitute at least seventy-five per cent of the assessed 
valuation of all estates abutting upon such way or part, 
order that such way or part so determined shall be graded 
and paved, with any of the materials and in any manner 
specified in section one, and provided with necessary curbs, 
in accordance with the provisions of such order. When the 
work is completed said board of public works or such other 
person or persons as may have been authorized to perform 
the same shall certify to the assessors of taxes an itemized 
account of all expenses incurred and paid on account of 
such order including all damages paid to owners of real 
estate for injuries thereto, sustained by reason of any act 
done under the provisions of such order. At any time 
within two years after the work has been completed, the 
assessors of taxes shall assess upon the several estates abut- 
ting upon the way or part thereof paved under such order 
and not exempt by law from assessment for local public 
improvements, a proportional share of the cost of the work, 
including any damages paid to the owners of real estate not 
abutting upon said way or part thereof so paved for injuries 
thereto, but no assessment upon any estate of which the 
owner shall not have joined in such petition shall exceed the 
value of the adjudged special benefit or advantage thereto. 
No damages sustained by reason of any act done under the 
provisions of such order shall be recovered against the city 
by any of said petitioners for any injury to real estate abut- 
ting upon said way or part thereof paved under such order. 
Section 3. Whenever any assessment shall be made 
upon real estate under authority of either of the foregoing 
sections, the assessors shall forthwith give written notice 
thereof by mail to the owner of such real estate. If the 
owner of an estate so assessed shall, within thirty days 
after such notice of assessment thereon, notify in writing 
the board of assessors to apportion the same, said board 
shall apportion the same into such number of equal parts, 
not exceeding five, as said owner shall in his notice state. 
The assessors shall add one of said parts with interest at the 
rate of six per cent per annum to the annual tax of said 
real estate for each year next ensuing until all said parts have 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 253. 219 

been so added. Such assessments or charges, or apportion- Assessments, 

ments thereof, shall constitute a Hen upon the real estate tute I'^ireri'^^i.n 

assessed to commence from the time when the order au- real estate, etc. 

thorizing the work went into effect and to be enforced with 

like charges for costs and interest in the manner provided 

by law^ for the collection of taxes upon real estate. Such 

lien shall be discharged upon the filing in the office of the 

city clerk of a bond in such form and amount, and with 

such surety or sureties, as the city solicitor shall approve. 

All liens for the collection of such assessments or charges Length of 

shall, unless sooner discharged as above provided, continue t^oitlnu^^ 

in force until the expiration of two years from the time 

when the last instalment is committed to the tax collector, 

and interest at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be 

added to all such assessments or charges until they are 

paid: provided, that nothing herein contained shall be con- Proviso. 

strued to prevent the payment at any time in one payment 

of any balance of said assessments or charges then remaining 

unpaid, notwithstanding a prior apportionment. 

Section 4. Any assessment levied under any of the pro- invalid assess- 
visions of this act which is invalid, and which has not been J^^^d^''^'' 
paid or recovered back, may be reassessed by the assessors 
to the amount for which the original assessment ought to 
have been made, and the same shall be a lien upon the 
estate assessed from the time of such reassessment and 
shall be collected in the same manner as reassessed taxes. 

Section 5. A party aggrieved by the doings of said Appeal to the 
assessors who is not one of the petitioners described in revision.'^ 
section two may, within one year after the notice of assess- 
ment provided for in section three has been given, apply by 
petition filed in the superior court for the county of Berk- 
shire for a revision thereof by a jury, and after notice of 
such petition has been served upon the city in accordance 
with the requirements of law for the service of civil process 
a trial shall be had bv a iurv at the bar of said court. If ^'Jf^^iK®^', 

. 'i 1 collected, etc. 

the jury does not reduce the assessment the respondent 
shall recover costs, which shall be a lien upon the estate or 
property and shall be collected in the same manner as the 
assessment; but if the jury reduces the assessment the 
petitioner shall recover costs; and all assessments shall be 
a lien on the estate or property for one year after final judg- 
ment in any proceeding wherein the amount or validity of 
the same is called in question, and shall be collected in the 
same manner as original assessments. 



220 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 253. 



Copy of order 
to pave to be 
filed, etc. 



Declaration, 
how entered. 



Restrictions. 



Set-off to be 
deducted from 

assessment. 



Pittsfield 
Paving Loan, 
Act of 1916. 



Section 6. ^^^leneve^ the city council shall pass an 
order to grade and pave, a public way or part thereof under 
authority of this act, the city clerk shall within thirty days 
after such order is in force file a declaration thereof in the 
registry of deeds for the middle Berkshire district, vrhich 
declaration shall state in general terms the action of the 
city council, the public ways or parts thereof upon which 
any parcels of real estate liable to assessment under this act 
are situated, and the names of all owners of such parcels of 
real estate as the same appeared upon the records of the 
board of assessors on the first day of April last preceding 
such order. The register of deeds shall cause such declara- 
tion to be entered forthwith in the records of said registry 
and classified according to the names of the streets or ways 
and the names of all owners specified therein. All pro- 
visions of general law" relating to liens upon real estate for 
local public improvements in so far as they are inconsistent 
herewith shall not affect the validity of any lien acquired 
under the provisions of this act. 

Section 7. No assessment shall be levied under the pro- 
visions of this act upon any real estate except such as abuts 
upon the public way or part thereof specified in the order 
authorizing the work, and no assessment made under the 
provisions of this act shall constitute a lien upon real estate 
unless the declaration provided for in the preceding section 
shall be filed in accordance therewith. 

Section 8. If any benefit received by any real estate 
from any work done under the authority of this act shall 
have been allowed by way of set-oft* to any damages to 
property sustained by the owner or owners of such real 
estate so benefited by reason of any raising or lowering of 
grade or other act done under the said authority, the amount 
so set off shall be deducted from the sum assessed upon his 
said property for any expenses incurred hereunder, and the 
remainder only, if any, shall be assessed and collected as 
herein provided. 

Section 9. The said city may, for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this 
act, issue from time to time bonds or notes but the aggre- 
gate unpaid and outstanding amount thereof shall at no 
time exceed one hundred thousand dollars. Such bonds or 
notes shall be designated, Pittsfield Paving Loan, Act of 
1916, and shall be payable at the expiration of periods not 
exceeding ten years from the dates of issue, and shall bear 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 254. 221 

interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding four Rate of 
and one half per cent per annum, but the provisions of chap- 
ter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, and all acts in amendment 
thereof, in addition thereto, or in substitution therefor shall 
otherwise apply to the issue of such bonds or notes. The Temporary 
city may authorize temporary loans to be made by its 
mayor and treasurer, and may give temporary notes there- 
for from time to time in accordance with the provisions of 
general law in anticipation of the issue of bonds herein 
authorized or in anticipation of the payments to be made. 

Section 10. The authority granted to said city to Certain author- 
grade and pave its public ways and to issue bonds therefor ilwTerminTted. 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter two hundred 
and seventy-one of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and three is hereby terminated. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayproved April I4, 1916. 

11916, 343, Spec] 



An Act making an appropriation for the reclaal\tion Chap.254: 

OF THE PROVINCE L-^JSTDS FOR THE BENEFIT OF PROVINCE- 
TOWN HARBOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The sum of fifteen thousand dollars is hereby Appropriation 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the common- of certain 
wealth from the ordinary revenue, to be expended during p'"°^'"''='' ^''"^• 
the period of four years after the passage of this act, under 
the direction of the board of harbor and land commissioners, 
for the reclamation of the province lands belonging to the 
commonwealth in the county of Barnstable, as a means 
toward the preservation of Provincetown harbor. 

Section 2. Of the said amount there shall be expended of^amoum™^"* 
not more than one fourth in any one year, except that, if 
less than three quarters of the whole sum hereby appro- 
priated shall have been spent during the first three years, 
the remainder of said three quarters may be added to the 
one quarter set apart for the fourth year. 

Section 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 

Approved April I4, 1916. 



222 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 255, 256. 

[1912, 725; 1915, 235, Spec.) 

Chap. 255 An Act to extend the tbie for completing the rail- 
road OF the southern new ENGLAND RAILROAD COR- 
PORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^iTonSnl Section 1. The time within which the Southern New 

^'utton^ England Railroad Corporation, organized under the general 

New England laws, may Complete and open its railroad for use is hereby 

Corporation. extended to the thirty-first day of December, in the year 

nineteen hundred and eighteen, and so much of chapter 

two hundred and thirty-five of the Special Acts of the year 

nineteen hundred and fifteen as is inconsistent herewith is 

hereby repealed. 

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

Approved April 14, 1916. 

[1905, 146; 1909, 340; 1911, 52.) 

Chap. 256 An Act to authorize the hadley water supply district 

to extend its LIMITS AND TO MAKE AN ADDITIONAL 
WATER LOAN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

KiySfstrict Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Hadley 
iSStretc '^ ''^ liable to taxatiQn in that town and residing within the 
territory enclosed by the following boundary lines, to wit: 
— Beginning at the present northeasterly corner of the 
district on the Amherst line, said point being eleven hundred 
sixty feet north of the town line boundary stone near the 
southerly side of the state highway leading from Hadley to 
Amherst; thence running northerly about one mile on said 
Amherst line to the northeasterly corner of land of A. J. 
Babb; thence westerly along the northerl}' side of the said 
Babb's land to the Adams Mill brook; thence northwesterly 
along the centre of the said brook and pond to the iron 
bridge at Adams ]Mills; thence westerly about half a mile 
along the said brook to the division line between land of 
Frank Scott on the north and Homer Cowles on the south; 
thence continuing westerly about half a mile on said division 
line between Scott and Cowles to the northwesterly corner 
of land of the said Cowles at the easterly foot of Mount 
Warner; thence southwesterly and westerly along the foot 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 256. 223 

of ]\Jount Warner to the division line between lands of Supply Sfstdct 
Charles Hawlev on the east and George White on the west may extend its 

^ . , • T-« I "'lilts, etc. 

at the centre of an old, discontinued road leading to Paul 
Weight's bridge; thence southerly along the centre of said 
discontinued road about forty rods to the road from North 
Hadley to Plainville; thence crossing the last named road 
and running southwesterly along the division line between 
other lands of the aforesaid Charles Hawlev and George 
White to land of the heirs of James Hickey; thence south- 
easterly along land of the said heirs of James Hickey to 
the centre of Long Hill road; thence southwesterly along 
the centre of said road about thirty rods to the centre of 
Breckenridge road, so-called; thence westerly along the 
centre of Breckenridge road to the westerly side of the 
river road; thence continuing westerly on the same line to 
the Connecticut river; thence southerly along said river to 
Coleman's brook at the northwesterly corner of the present 
water supply district; thence easterly along the present 
northerly line of said district, as described in chapter one 
hundred and forty-six of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and five and in chapter fifty-two of the acts of the j'ear 
nineteen hundred and eleven to the place of beginning, — 
shall be added to and made part of the Hadley Water Supply 
District. The territory hereby annexed to said district, 
and the inhabitants residing therein, shall have all the 
rights, powers and privileges, and be subject to all the 
liabilities and duties pertaining to said district under the 
provisions of said chapter one hundred and forty-six of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and five. 

Section 2. Said district, for the purpose of extending Hadioy water 
and improving its water works, may issue from time to time AddkioiSi"'^"'^* 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding ten thousand Actof me"' 
dollars in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized to 
be issued by said district for water supply purposes. Such 
bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, Hadley 
Water Supply District Additional Water Loan, Act of 1916, 
shall be payable 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; 
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. Said bonds or notes shall Rate of interest. 
bear interest payable semi-annually at a rate not exceeding 
five per cent per annum, shall be signed by the treasurer 



224 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 257. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Meeting , 

how called, etc. 



of the district and countersigned by a majority of the water 
commissioners. The district may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 
The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for the 
purposes herein specified. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the legal voters of the said district, as ex- 
tended under the provisions of section one hereof, present 
and voting thereon at a legal meeting called for that purpose 
within three years after its passage. Said meeting shall 
be called on petition of ten or more of the legal voters of 
said district as hereby enlarged, by warrant 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 the said enlarged 
district, seven days at least before the time set for the 
same, and by publishing such notice thereof as the warrant 
may require in any newspaper published in the county of 
Hampshire and circulated in the town of Hadley. The said 
justice, or a member of the board of water commissioners 
of said district, shall preside at said meeting until a modera- 
tor is chosen and sworn; but for the purpose of authorizing 
the meeting this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 14, 1916. 



Retirement of 
certain em- 
ployees of city 
of Boston. 



[1916, 86, Spec] 

Chap. 257 An Act relative to the retirement of certain em- 
ployees OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The school committee of the city of Boston 
may retire, with an annual pension, any janitor or attend- 
ance officer in the service of the schools who has reached the 
age of sixty years, after completing a period of not less than 
twenty-five years in the said service, and who has become 
physically incapacitated. Such pension shall be equal to 
one half the compensation to which the pensioner would 
have been entitled for full employment during the last year 
of his service, but in no case shall it exceed three hundred 
and sixty dollars a year. 
StT' Section 2. The school committee of the city of Boston 

pe^i^ns^"'^ may annually allot from its appropriation for the support 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 258. 225 

of the public schools the amount necessary to provide the 
pensions authorized by section one of this act. 

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

Approved April 15, 1916. 

[1916, 267, Spec.] 



[1015, 129, Spec.) 

An Act to provide for a board of water commissioners (7/^^r) 258 

IN THE TOWTSr OF ACUSHNET. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The committee appointed at the last annual Board of 

. ' ^ n 1 water com- 

town meetmg ni Acushnet to have charge of the water misaioners for 

supply of said town are hereby' constituted a board of water Acushnet. 

commissioners to serve until the regular town meeting in 

the year nineteen hundred and seventeen, when there shall 

be elected by ballot three persons to hold office for one, two 

and three years, respectively, from the date of said town 

meeting; and at each annual town meeting thereafter, one 

such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for the term of 

three years. All the authority granted to the said town 

by the provisions of general law or by special act in relation 

to a public water supply, not otherwise specifically provided 

for, shall be vested in the said water commissioners who 

shall be subject, however, to such instructions, rules and 

regulations as the town may impose, by vote. 

Section 2. Said commissioners shall fix just and equitable To nx prices 
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 the same 
may fall due, upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 
thority of law. 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 surj)lus should remain after 
payment for such new construction the water rates shall 
be reduced proportionately. No money shall be expended 
in new construction by the 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 reijort 
of the condition of the works under their charge and of 



22G 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 259, 260. 



their doings, including an account of receipts and expendi- 
tures. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 18, 1916. 



Chap. 259 An Act making an appropriation for the compensation 

AND EXPENSES OF THE METROPOLITAN PARKS APPORTION- 
MENT COMMISSION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sum of ten thousand eight hundred 
dollars is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury 
of the commonwealth from the ]\Ietropolitan Parks INIainte- 
nance Fund, for the compensation of the metropolitan parks 
apportionment commission appointed during the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen, and for the expenses incurred by 
the said commission. 

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

Approved April 18, 1916. 



Appropriation 
for compensa- 
tion and 
expenses of 
metropolitan 
parks appor- 
tionment 
commission. 



[1895, 303.] 

(7/iap.260 An Act to authorize the town of wenham to supply 
itself and its inhabitants with water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Wenham may supply itself 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of 
fires and for domestic and all other purposes, may establish 
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 
take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, the 
waters of any pond or stream or of any ground sources of 
supply furnished by driven, artesian or other wells within 
the limits of the said town and not owned by the cities of 
Salem and Beverly acting under their 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 acquired under the provisions of this 
section or of the following section, and for conveying the 
Proviso. same to any part of the said town: provided, hoivever, that 



Town of 
Wenham may 
supply itself 
with water, etc. 



May purchase 
waters of 
ponds, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 260. 227 

no source of water supply an4 no lands necessary for pre- 
serving 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 the said 
department, and that nothing in this act shall authorize the 
taking or using, except under the provisions of section 
twenty-two of chapter seven hundred of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, of Wenham lake or the 
waters which flow into the same, or of any waters which 
are or are to be conducted by the Salem and Beverly water 
supply board from the Ipswich river or from the ^liles river 
watershed, at or above the present point or points of di- 
version on said watershed to said lake, or any interference 
with the rights of the cities of Salem and Beverly, or of the 
Salem and Beverly water supply board in any part of the 
town of Wenham under existing laws. 

Section 3. The said town, for the purposes aforesaid, May contract 

p p 1 o 1 -for the purchase 

may contract for the purchase of water from the Salem and of water from 

Beverly water supply board and the cities of Salem and Beverly water 

Beverly, and the authority granted by this section may be ete!^^ °^ ' 

exercised in place of, or in addition to, the authority granted 

in the preceding section, as the town of Wenham may at any 

time determine, and in respect to water so contracted for, 

the town of Wenham shall have all the authority granted 

by the preceding sections. The sources of supply set forth 

in this section and those mentioned in section two shall not 

be deemed mutually exclusive. 

Section 4. Said town may construct on the lands ac- May construct 
quired under the provisions of this act proper dams, reser- ''*™' 
voirs, stand pipes, 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 construct, 
lay and maintain aqueducts, conduits, pipes and other 
works under or over any lands, water courses, railroads, 
railways, and public or other ways and along such ways in 
the town of Wenham, and also in the city of Beverly and 
town of Hamilton, in such manner as not unnecessarily 
to obstruct the same, and for the purpose of constructing, 



228 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 260. 



Provisos. 



Description of 
property tsken 
to be recorded, 
etc. 



Damages. 



laying, maintaining, operating and repairing such conduits, 
pipes and other works and for all other purposes in this act 
set forth, 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: 
jjwvided, that no conduits or pipes shall be laid in a public 
way in the city of Beverly or the town of Hamilton Avithout 
the consent and approval of the mayor and board of alder- 
men of said city or of the selectmen of said town, as the 
case may be, and that any public way in said city or in 
said town in which work is done under the provisions of 
this act, shall be restored by the town of Wenham to a 
condition satisfactory to the commissioner of public works 
of said city or the highway surveyor of said town of Hamilton, 
as the case may be; and provided, further, that nothing in 
this act shall authorize the taking of land in the said city of 
Beverly or in the said town of Hamilton. Said town shall 
not enter upon, construct or lay any conduit, pipe 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 5. 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 county and district 
Avithin which the same are situated, a description thereof 
sufficiently accurate and specific for identification, with a 
statement of the purpose for w^hich the same were taken, 
signed by the water commissioners, hereinafter provided for. 
The title to all lands acquired under the provisions of this 
act shall vest in the town of Wenham, and the land so 
acquired may be managed, approved and controlled by the 
board of Avater commissioners, hereinafter provided for, in 
such manner as they shall deem for the best interest of the 
town. 

Section 6. 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 course, 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 
damage as aforesaid and failing to agree with the said town 
as to the amount thereof may have the same determined in 
the manner provided by law in the case of land taken for 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 260. 229 

the laying out of highways, on application at any time 
within a period of two years after the taking of such land 
or other property or the doing of other injury under au- 
thority of this act; but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the said two years, and no assessment 
of damages on an application shall be made for the taking 
of any water or water right or for any injury thereto, and 
said period of two years shall not begin to run, until the 
water is actually withdrawn or diverted by the town under 
authority of this act. Said town may by vote determine 
what amount of water it proposes to take under this act. 
In such case any damage caused by the taking shall be 
based upon such amount until the same shall be increased 
by vote or otherwise, and in that event, the town shall 
further be liable only for additional damage caused by the 
additional taking. 

Section 7. Said town, for the purpose of paying the Town of 
necessary ex]5enses and liabilities incurred under the pro- i^rn.'^Acuif*" 
visions 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 
words, Tow^n of Wenham Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the respective dates of issue, 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 here- 
inafter provided for. Said town may sell the said securities 
at public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 

Section 8. 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 fourteen of chaj)ter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen and all acts in amendment thereof 
and in addition thereto, in such manner that any loans 
issued under authority of this act shall be paid within the 
period above specified; and when a vote to that effect has 
been passed, a sum, which with the income derived from 
the water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual expense 
of operating the water works or the purchasing of water 
and the maintenance of its pipe lines, as the case may be, 
and the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid, and to make such payments on the principal as 



230 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 260. 



Penalty for 
corruption of 
water, etc. 



Water commis- 
sioners, term, 
election, etc. 



Powers and 
duties. 



may be required under the provLsions of this act, shall, 
without further vote, be assessed by the assessors of the town 
annually thereafter, in the same manner as other taxes are 
assessed, until the debt incurred by the said loan or loans 
is extinguished. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, 
pollutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, 
or injures any structure, work or other property owned or 
used by the 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 10. Said town shall, after the acceptance of 
this act, at a town 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 the authority granted to the town 
by this act and not otherwise specifically provided for shall 
be vested in the water commissioners, who shall be subject, 
however, to such instructions, rules and regulations as the 
town may impose by its vote. A majority of the water 
commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction 
of business. Any vacancy occurring in said board for any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by the town, at any 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 11. Said commissioners shall fix just and equi- 
table prices and rates for the use of water and specify the 
time and manner of payment. The income of the water 
works or water department shall be applied to defraying all 
operating expenses, including necessary repairs, interest 
charges and payments on the principal as they accrue upon 
any bonds or notes issued hereunder. If there should be a 
net surplus remaining after providing for the aforesaid 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 261. 231 

charges, it shall be used for such new construction or re- 
construction as the water commissioners may determine 
upon, and in case a surplus should remain after payment 
for such new construction or reconstruction, the water rates 
shall be reduced proportionately. No money shall be ex- 
pended in new construction by the water commissioners, 
except from the net surplus aforesaid, unless the town 
appropriates and provides money therefor. Said commis- Report, 
sioners shall annually, and as often as the town may require, 
render a report of the condition of the work under their 
charge and of their doings, including an account of receipts 
and expenditures. 

Section 12. If the town shall contract with the Salem Fixing of rates. 
and Beverly water supply board and the cities of Salem and 
Beverly for a supply of water, as above provided, the water 
commissioners may in the contract provide that the town 
shall purchase the water by meter and may pay for the 
water at an equitable rate per gallon to the cities of Salem 
and Beverly or, the Salem and Beverly water supply board. 

Section 13. This act shall take effect upon its accept- ^ct to be 

-.. Pill PI p submitted to 

ance by a majority vote oi the legal voters or the town or voters, etc. 
Wenham present and voting thereon at a legal meeting 
called for the purpose within three years after its passage. 
It shall be void unless the town of Wenham shall begin 
the distribution of water to customers in the 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. 

Aiyproved April 18, 1016. 

An Act to authorize preferential voting at municipal Qhn^ 261 

ELECTIONS IN THE CITY OF NEW^TON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The mode of nomination and election of all i^cforontiai 
city officers elected by the voters of the city of Newton, municipal 
after acceptance of the provisions of this act in the manner city oTNewton. 
herein provided, shall })e as hereinafter set forth. 

Section 2. Candidates for citv offices to be elected shall Nomination 

i '111 • • ^ • 1 •! papers. 

be noimnated only by nommation papers m accordance with 
the provisions of chapter eight hundred and thirty-five of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen: pro- i^roviso. 
vided, that nomination pajicrs for the office of mayor shall 
be signed by at least one hundred voters, for members of the 



232 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 261. 



Designations 
or marks 
prohibited. 



Form of 
ballots. 



Marking of 

ballots. 



Counting of 
ballots. 



school committee and for alderman at large by at least fifty 
voters, and for alderman by ward by at least twenty-five 
voters of the ward in which the election is to be held. 

Section 3. No ballot 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, mark or anything indicating his 
views or opinions. 

Section 4. The ballots shall be in substantially the 
following form: — At the top of each group of candidates 
for an office shall be stated the number to be elected to that 
office. In the heading of the first column for every such 
group shall appear the words "First Choice" and, if the 
number to be elected to that office is more than one, the 
words " First Choices." In the heading of the second column 
for every such group shall in like manner appear the words 
"Second Choice" or "Second Choices." After the word 
"Choice" or "Choices" in the heading of the first and 
second columns for every such group shall appear the words 
"Not more than (here insert the -number to be elected from 
that group)." In the heading of the third column for every 
such group shall appear the words "Other Choices, as many 
as you wish to express." 

Instnictions. — To vote for any person make a cross (X) 
in the square in the appropriate column according to your 
choice, at the right of the name voted for. Do not vote for 
any one candidate in more than one column, as only one 
choice will count for any one candidate by this ballot. 
(And if only one candidate is to be elected to an office:) 
Vote your first choice in the first column; vote your second 
choice in the second column; vote in the third column for 
all the other candidates whom you wish to support. Vote 
only one first choice and only one second choice. (But if 
two or more candidates are to be elected to an office:) Vote 
your first choices in the first column; vote your second 
choices in the second column; vote in the third column for 
all the other candidates whom you wish to support. Vote 
not more than two first choices and not more than two 
second choices (substituting for the word "two" a number 
equal to the actual number of candidates to be elected to the 
office in question in case more than two are to be elected). 
Section 5. As soon as the polls are closed, the precinct 
officers shall immediately open the ballot boxes, take there- 
from and count the ballots in open view, and enter the total 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 261. 233 

number thereof on the tally sheet provided therefor by the 
city clerk. They shall also count and enter on said tally 
sheet the number of the first-choice, second-choice and 
other-choice votes for each candidate and make return 
thereof to the city clerk as provided by law. 

Only one vote shall be counted for any candidate on any 
one ballot, all but the highest of two or more choices on one 
ballot for one and the same candidate being void. 

If upon any ballot more candidates are voted for in the 
first-choice column for any one office than there are candi- 
dates to be elected to said office, but not more than twice 
that number, all of such votes in the first-choice column shall 
be counted as votes expressing second choice for such candi- 
dates, and all votes in the second-choice column of the 
ballot in question for that ofiice shall be counted as if marked 
in the third column. 

If upon any one ballot candidates are voted for in the first- 
choice column for any one office exceeding in number twice 
the number of candidates to be elected to that office, all 
votes upon the ballot in question for that office shall be 
counted as if marked in the third column. 

If upon any one ballot more candidates are voted for in 
the second-choice column for any one office than the number 
of candidates to be elected to that office, such votes shall 
be counted as if marked in the third column. 

Except as hereinbefore provided all choices shall be 
counted and returned as marked on the ballot. 

Section 6. The city clerk shall then determine the successful 
successful candidates in the following manner: — detMm'ined/''''' 

The candidate or candidates for any office receiving a 
majority of the first-choice votes cast for candidates for that 
office shall, to the number required and in the order of the 
number of their first-choice votes beginning with the highest, 
be elected to that office: provided, that if the candidates proviso. 
who receive such a majority are fewer in number than the 
number of candidates to be elected to that office, the second- 
choice votes received by each candidate for that office who 
shall not have received a majority of first-choice votes as 
aforesaid shall then be added to the first-choice votes re- 
ceived by every such candidate, and the candidate or candi- 
dates receiving a majority in said first-choice and second- 
choice votes combined shall, to the number required and in 
the order of the number of first-choice and second-choice 
votes combined received by such candidates, beginning 



234 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 261. 



Proviso. 



Tie vote. 



"Majority," 
term defined. 



Proviso. 



"Voter," term 
defined. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters at 
annual state 
election. 



Duties of 
certain officials. 



with the highest, be elected to that office; and ■provided, 
further, that if the candidates then elected are fewer in 
number than the number of candidates to be elected to that 
office, the other-choice votes received by each candidate 
who shall not have been elected as aforesaid, shall then be 
added to the first-choice and the second-choice votes re- 
ceived by each such candidate, and a candidate or candi- 
dates, to the number required and in the order of the number 
of first-choice, second-choice and other-choice votes com- 
bined beginning with the highest, shall be elected to that 
office. 

A tie between two or more candidates shall be decided in 
favor of the one having the largest number of first-choice 
votes. If two or more are equal in that respect, then the 
candidate among them having the largest number of second- 
choice votes shall be elected. If this will not decide a special 
election shall be held. 

\^^^enever the word "majority" is used in this section, it 
shall mean more than one half of the total number of first- 
choice votes cast at such election and counted and returned 
as hereinbefore provided for candidates for the office in 
question: provided, that whenever the number of candidates 
to be chosen to an office is two or more, such word "ma- 
jority" shall mean more than half the total number of 
ballots on which a first-choice was counted and returned 
for candidates for that office. 

Section 7. The term "voter", wherever it is used in 
this act, means a voter qualified by law to vote for candi- 
dates for the office or offices to be filled. 

Section 8. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Newton at the next state election in the form 
of the following question on the official ballot: — "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in 1916, to authorize prefer- 
ential voting at municipal elections in the city of Newton, 
be accepted?" And if a majority of the votes cast thereon 
are in the affirmative, this act shall take full effect for the 
next regular municipal election in said city; otherwise it 
shall be void. 

Section 9. It shall be the duty of the city clerk and of 
other city officials to carry out the provisions of this act re- 
lating to elections, to the end that all things may be done 
necessary for the election of the officers next to be elected 
under the provisions thereof. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 2G2. 235 

All laws, ordinances and regulations in force in said city Certain laws, 

1 1 ' 1 m 1 . . . . 1 . etc., to remain 

when this act takes enect thereni, not niconsistent with its in force, until, 
provisions, shall continue in full force and effect until other- 
wise provided by law, ordinance or vote. 

Approved April 18, 1916. 



etc. 



Chap.262 



[1887, 439; 1889, 325; 1892, 183; 1901, 278; 1905, 389, § 4; 1908, 303.) 

An Act to authorize the town of andover to incur 
indebtedness for the purpose of extending its 
water systeai. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The town of Andover, for the purpose of T°^nof 

, J . , 1 . • T p • X X x • Andover may 

extending the mam service lines oi its water system, is borrow money 

hereby authorized to borrow, outside the statutory limit of water-system. 

indebtedness, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and 

to issue therefor from time to time bonds or notes. Such 

bonds or notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 

Andover Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be signed by the 

treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen, 

shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four 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 

ten 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. The town may sell the said securities at 

public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as 

it may deem proper, but not for less than their par value, 

and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for 

the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- ° 
cordance with section one of this act, and when a vote to that 
efl'ect has been passed, a sum, which with the income de- 
rived from water rates, will be sufficient to pay the annual 
operating expenses of the 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, 
shall, annually thereafter, without further vote, be assessed 



236 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 263. 



by the assessors of the town in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 20, 1916. 



Chap,263 An Act to authorize the town of blackstone to re- 
fund CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of Section 1. The town of Blackstone, for the purpose of 

refund certain refunding twcnty-fivc thousand dollars of indebtedness 

indebtedness. xii"^ j_c^i • j. ^ ^ ^ 

represented by revenue notes or the year nmeteen hundred 
and fifteen, is hereby authorized to incur indebtedness to 
that amount and to issue notes of the town therefor. Such 
notes shall be payable by such annual payments, beginning 
not more than one year after the date of the first note issued, 
as will extinguish the whole loan within ten years after the 
date of the note first issued, 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. The said notes 
shall bear on their face the words, Blackstone Refunding 
Loan, Act of 1916, and shall bear interest at a rate not ex- 
ceeding five per cent per annum payable semi-annually. 
The amount required to pay the interest and the principal 
maturing each year shall be raised by taxation, and shall, 
without further action by the town, be assessed annually 
by the assessors in the same manner as other taxes until the 
whole debt is extinguished. The proceeds, except pre- 
miums, shall be used only for the payment of revenue loans 
for the year nineteen hundred and fifteen now outstanding. 

Section 2. The treasurer of the town of Blackstone, 
with the approval of the selectmen, without further action 
by the town, 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 20, 1916. 



Blackstone 
Refunding 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



May borrow 
money. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 264. 237 



[Lynn and Boston Railroad Company, 1859, 202; 1861, 4; 1862, 192; 1863, 36; 1864, 252 
284; 1865, 184; 1868, 2, 309, 335; 1869, 397; 1870, 324; 1871, 132; 1873, 216; 1876, 106 
1879, 19, 111; 1880, 146, 159; 1881, 152; 1882, 88; 1885, 172; 1886, 24, 229; 1887, 413 
1892, 374; 1893, 323; 1894, 517; 1898, 260; 1901, 2S0; (name changed to Boston and 
Northern Street Railway Company, July 23, 1901); 1904,256; 1905,254; 1906,217, 
279; 1907,461; 1910,591; 1911,581,631; (name changed to Bay State Street Railway 
Company, August 8, 1911); 1912, 492, 640, 644; 1913, 778; — Union Street Railway 
Company, 1887, 91; 1900, 439; 1902, 207, 319.] 

An Act to authorize the bay state street railyv^\y 
company to lease its railway and property in the 
city of new bedford. 



C/iap.264 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Bay State Street Railway Company, Bay state 
by votes of its board of directors and of a majority in interest Company' may 
of its stockholders present and voting at a meeting called j-ltuay, etc., 
for the purpose, may lease to the Union Street Railway ford.^"^ ^*^'^' 
Company the whole or any part of its railway and other 
property situated within the city of New Bedford with 
such of the rights and privileges connected therewith, and 
for such period and upon such terms and to such extent, as 
the parties to the lease shall agree upon, and as shall be 
approved by the public service commission; and said Union 
Street Railway Company may accept such a lease by votes 
of its board of directors and of a majority in interest of its 
stockholders present and voting at a meeting called for the 
purpose. And said Bay State Street Railway Company, 
if it makes the said lease, may, to such extent and in such 
instances as the public service commission shall approve, 
anything to the contrary notwithstanding in the pro\'isions 
of section fifty-two of Part III of chapter four hundred 
and sixty-three of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
six, as amended by chapter three hundred and fift}'-seveii 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, and of 
section fifty-five of said Part III, and in other, provisions 
of law applicable thereto, re-adjust the fares and distances 
covered by fares on other parts of its system established 
prior to or in connection with the purchase of or consolida- 
tion with other street railway comj)anies. 

Section 2. Nothing in section one shall be construed as Not to be 
a legislative determination that there should be a readjust- readjustiiufnt 
ment of fares and distances covered by fares as contem])lated ^^ f'^'^o^- etc 
in section one, and the public service commission shall be 
free to consider any reason for or against such readjustment 
of fares and distances covered by fares. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect ui)()ii its passage. 

Approtrd April J), 101.0. 



238 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 265, 266. 



Towns of 
Salisbury and 
Newbury to 
establish, etc., 
a union high 
school. 



Chap.2Q5 An Act to authorize the towns of Salisbury and 

NEWBURY TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A UNION HIGH 
SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The towns of Salisbury and Newbury are 
hereby authorized to estabHsh and maintain at their joint 
expense a union high school, and to expend therefor such 
sums of money as may be necessary to equip and maintain 
the same. The control of such high school shall be vested 
in a joint committee consisting of the school committees 
of both towns, which shall determine the location of such 
school. 

Section 2. For the support of such high school each 
town shall receive annually from the treasury of the com- 
monwealth such sums as each would be entitled to receive 
under the provisions of section three of chapter forty-two 
of the Revised Laws and chapter two hundred of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and six, and acts in amend- 
ment thereof or in addition thereto: provided, that the 
school shall be maintained in accordance with the standards 
specified and approved by the board of education. 

Section 3. The annual cost of operation of such high 
school shall be determined by the joint school committees 
of the two towns. 

Section 4. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by the towns of Salisbur}^ and Newbury at any 
town meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved April 20, WIG. 



To receive 
support from 
common- 
wealth. 



Proviso. 



Cost of 

operation, how 
determined. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters at town 
meetings. 



Chav 266 -^ ^^^ ^^ establish a part of the boundary line be- 
tween the towns of BARNSTABLE AND MASHPEE AND 
TO ANNEX A PART OF THE TOWN OF SANDWICH TO THE 
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The following described line shall hereafter 
be a part of the boundary line between the towns of Barn- 
stable and Mashpee: — Beginning at the center of Santuit 
river at a present corner of the towns of Barnstable, Mashpee 
and Sandwich at a point opposite a stone witness mark 
situated on the westerly bank of said river about nine hun- 



Part of 
boundary line 
between towns 
of Barnstable 
and Mashpee 
established. 



SpEckL Acts, 1916. — Chap. 266. 239 

drcd feet southwest of the bridge crossing the river in the Same subject. 
main highway leading from the village of Santuit to the 
village of Waquoit; thence south seventy-one degrees, fifty- 
five minutes west, true bearing, about fifty-six feet to said 
witness mark, a rough granite monument marked B. INI. S. 
in the present boundary line between jNIashpee and Sand- 
wich in latitude forty-one degrees, thirty-eight minutes, 
and five and ninety-seven one hundredths seconds, and 
longitude seventy degrees, twenty-seven minutes, fourteen 
and forty-two one hundredths seconds; thence in the same 
direction seven hundred and five feet to a rough granite 
monument situated on the easterly side of a passagew^ay; 
thence north twenty-eight degrees, twenty minutes west, 
true bearing, two hundred and seventy-four feet to a rough 
granite monument situated at the intersection of the southerly 
line of the main road leading from Santuit village to Waquoit 
village wdth the westerly line of said passageway; thence 
westerly along the southerly line of said Santuit- Waquoit 
road about eleven hundred and ninety-eight feet to a rough 
granite monument situated in the southerly line of said 
road; thence north sixteen degrees, forty-two minutes west, 
true bearing, crossing said road thirty-two feet to a rough 
granite monument situated on the northerly line of said 
road; thence westerly along the northerly line of said Santuit- 
Waquoit road about eleven hundred and ninety-eight feet 
to a rough granite monument situated at the intersection of 
the northerly line of said road with the easterly line of a 
road leading northwesterly; thence northwesterly along the 
easterly line of said road about ten hundred and forty feet 
to a rough granite monument situated in woodland on the 
northerly line of said road; thence north nineteen degrees, 
eight minutes east, true bearing, ten hundred and eighty 
feet to a rough granite monument situated on the easterly 
slope of a ridge; thence north eight}'-six degrees, thirteen 
minutes east, true bearing, two thousand one hundred and 
forty-five feet to a rough granite monument situated on the 
northeasterly slope of a ridge southwest from a cranberry 
bog; thence north sixty degrees, fifty-two minutes east, 
true bearing, crossing Coombs pond, twelve hundred and 
eighty-nine feet to a rough granite monument situated at 
the junction of a cart-path with the westerly line of a road 
leading from Santuit village to Mashpee village; thence 
south scvcnty-onc degrees, forty-sc^•en minutes east, true 
bearing, five luuidred and eighteen feet to a witness mark, a 



240 

Same subject. 



Part of tdwn 
of Sandwich 
annexed to 
town of Barn- 
stable. 



Copy of plan 
to be filed, 
etc. 



Assessment 
of taxes, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 266. 

roi!fi;h fijraiiite monument marked B. M. S. situated on the 
westerly bank of the Santuit river at a point two hundred 
and sixty feet northerly from the bridge crossing said river 
at the highway leading from Santuit village to Mashpee 
village, in latitude forty-one degrees, thirty-eight minutes, 
nineteen and seventy one hundredtlis seconds, and longi- 
tude seventy degrees, twenty-seven minutes, ten and ninety- 
nine one hundredths seconds; thence in the same direction 
about fifteen feet to a present corner of the towns of Barn- 
stable, ]\Iashpee and Sandwich, a point in the middle of 
the Santuit river; thence in a general southerly direction, 
following the middle of said river, to the point of beginning. 
Said line is shown in detail on a plan marked "Common- 
wealth of ]\Iassachusetts Harbor and Land Commissioners' 
Office, Portion of the Town of Sandwich set off and made a 
part of the town of Barnstable April, 1916." 

Section 2. The area bounded by the lines described in 
section one of this act is hereby set off from the town of 
Sandwich and annexed to the town of Barnstable; the re- 
mainder of the area which was annexed to the town of 
Sandwich by chapter eighty-seven of the acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and ten, and the part set off to Mashpee 
by chapter three hundred and sLx of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and five shall hereafter continue to be a 
part of the town of ]\Jashpee. 

Section 3. Said towns of Barnstable and IMashpee shall 
forthwith file with the secretary of the commonwealth a 
copy of said plan. 

Section 4. The taxes assessable for the current year, as 
well as for all subsequent years, on persons and property 
within the area set off from the town of Sandwich and 
annexed to the town of Barnstable, under the provisions of 
this act, shall be assessed and collected by the assessors of 
the town of Barnstable, in the same manner and to the 
same uses as taxes on other property within the limits of 
said town of Barnstable as heretofore bounded" and defined. 

Section 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved April 21^, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 2G7. 241 



[1916, 257, Spec] 

An Act relatre to schools in the city of boston and (jfidj) 267 
TO appropriations from taxes for school and other 

PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter four hundred of the isos, 400, §i. 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, as ^ °' ^^^^ 
amended by section one of chapter four hundred and fort}^- 
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 nineteen 
hundred and six, by section one of chapter three hundred 
and eighty-eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
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: — Sectio7i 1. The Appropriation 
school committee of the city of Boston may in each year, purposes by 
by vote of four fifths of all its members, taken by yeas and mittce of'" 
nays, 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 furniture therefor, and may make such other apj)ro- 
priations by items for the support of the public schools 
as it deems necessary. The total amount thus to be appro- 
priated for the public schools 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 sixteen and not repealed, shall not exceed the following 
sum, to wit: — for each financial year, beginning on the 
first day of February, nineteen hundred and sixteen, four 
dollars and thirty-five cents upon each one thousand dollars 
of the valuation on which the appropriations of the city 
council are based; and the amounts which may so be raised 
shall be appropriated by the school committee as aforesaid 



242 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 267. 



Tax limit 
increased. 



Proviso. 



1914, 331, § 1, 
amended. 



Appropriation 
for adminis- 
tration build- 
ing. 



1914, 331, § 3, 
amended. 



Proceeds of 
sale of certain 
estate to be 
applied 
toward cost, 
etc. 



and shall be a part of and shall be met by taxes within the 
tax limit; and of said amounts not more than sixty cents 
upon every such one thousand dollars shall be appropriated 
solely for new school buildings, lands, yards and furnishings 
as aforesaid, and not more than thirty-five cents upon every 
such one thousand dollars shall be appropriated solely for 
repairs and alterations of school buildings and for furniture 
therefor, including all necessary means and appliances for 
protection against fire. 

Section 2. The taxes assessed in the city of Boston on 
property 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 and by section eighteen of 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, and as provided by section 
two of chapter one hundred and eighty-four and by section 
two of chapter three hundred and four of the Special Acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, shall not exceed 
eleven dollars and two cents, instead of the amount pro- 
vided for by said acts: 'provided, hoivever, that an additional 
amount may be assessed whenever authorized by the general 
court for the reconstruction and repair of highways in said 
city. 

Section 3. Chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. The school committee 
of the city of Boston for the purpose of acquiring a site 
for an administration building and constructing and furnish- 
ing such building, may appropriate by loan inside the debt 
limit a sum not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars. 

Section 4. Said chapter three hundred and thirty-one 
is hereby amended by striking out section three and inserting 
in place thereof the following: — Section 3. The school 
committee shall sell the estate on Mason street now occupied 
by said committee for office and other purposes. The 
proceeds of such sale and of all sales hereafter made of 
school land or buildings shall be paid into the city treasury 
and applied to the cancellation or reduction of debt incurred 
for school purposes or for the administration building and 
the land used therefor, or applied to the payment of the 
interest and sinking fund charges of the said debt. 



Haverhill may 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 268. 243 

Section 5. Chapter four hundred and fifty of the acts Repeal, etc. 
of the year nineteen hundred and seven, and section four of 
chapter three hundred and thirty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and fourteen are hereby repealed, and the 
borrowing capacity of the city of Boston within the statutory 
Hmit of indebtedness shall be reduced by the amount of 
five hundred thousand dollars. 

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

A'p'proved April 24, 1916. 

An Act relative to pensioning permanent members of (jh^'D 268 

THE FIRE department OF THE CITY OF HAVERHILL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUotos: 

Section 1. The municipal council of the city of Haver- city of 
hill may retire from active service and place upon the pension 
roll any permanent member of the fire department of the me™berTof 
said city whom the city physician certifies in writing to be ment!^^'*^" 
permanently disabled, mentally or physically, from further 
performing duty as such member, bj'^ reason of injuries 
sustained or illness incurred through no fault of his in the 
actual performance of his duty; or any permanent member 
of said department who has performed faithful service 
therein for not less than twenty-five years or has attained 
the age of sixty years, if in the judgment of the municipal 
council such member is disabled for actual service in the 
department: provided, however, that any permanent member Proviso. 
of said department who has performed faithful service 
therein for the term of twenty-five years and has attained 
the age of sixty years shall be retired on his own request. 

Section 2. A permanent member of said fire depart- Amount of 
ment retired under the provisions of this act shall receive 
an annual pension, payable monthly, equal to one half of 
the stated annual salary or other compensation payable 
to him during the last year of his service. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- Act to be 
ceptance by a majority of the voters of the city of Haverhill voter^at next 
present and voting thereon at the next state election. The '"^*'' '^'°'=*'"°- 
act shall be submitted in the form of the following question 
to be placed upon the official ballot: — "Shall an act passed 
by the general court in the year nineteen hundred and six- 
teen, entitled 'An Act relative to pensioning permanent 
members of the fire department of the city of Haverhill ' be 
accepted?" Approved April 24, 1916. 



244 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 269. 



1893, 437, § 1, 
amended. 



Construction, 
etc., of side- 
walks in 
Boston. 



Assessments. 



[1845, 23G; 1849, 133; 1891, 323; 1892, 401; 1893, 437; 1894, 82; 1895. 494; 1902, 521; 1906, 
393; 1913, 155, 536.] 

CA.aj9. 269 An Act kelative to assessments for sroswALKS est the 

CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and thirty-seven of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-three is 
hereby amended by striking out section one and inserting 
in place thereof the following new section: — Section 1. 
The city council of the city of Boston, with the approval of 
the mayor, may grade and construct sidewalks and complete 
any partly constructed sidewalk in any street of said city 
as public convenience may require, with or without edge- 
stones as the council shall deem expedient, and may cover 
the same with brick, stone, concrete, artificial stone, gravel 
or other appropriate material, and may assess upon each 
abutter on such sidewalks a just proportion, not exceeding 
one half, of the expense of such sidewalks. All assessments 
so made shall constitute a lien upon the abutting land. 
Every such assessment shall bear interest until paid from 
the date when it is payable, which shall be the thirtieth 
day after it is made, and if not paid before the first day 
of September of the year next after the year in which it 
is made the assessors of said city shall include in the annual 
tax bills for such abutting land, until the assessment is 
paid, a sum not exceeding twent}' per cent of the amount 
thereof, and shall also include in the bill for the first year 
interest on said amount from the thirtieth day after the 
assessment is made to the last day of October of that year, 
and in the bill for each year thereafter one year's interest on 
the amount of the assessment remaining unpaid, and the 
total amount included in any such bill shall be paid and 
collected in the same manner in which taxes on real estate 
are paid and collected. Such sidewalks when constructed 
with edgestones and covered with brick, stone, concrete or 
artificial stone shall afterward be maintained at the expense 
of the cit}'. When any such sidewalk shall be permanently 
constructed with edgestones and covered with brick, stone, 
concrete or artificial stone as aforesaid, there shall be de- 
ducted from the assessment therefor any sum previously 
assessed upon the abutting premises and paid to the city 
for the expense of the construction of the same in any other 



Deduction 
from assess- 
ments. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 270. 245 

manner than with edgestones and brick, stone, concrete or 
artificial stone as aforesaid, and such deduction shall be 
made pro rata, and in just proportions, from the assessments 
upon different abutters who are owners of the land in respect 
to which such former assessment was paid. 

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

Ajyproved April 26, 1916. 

[18S5, 3S1; 1SS9, 405; 1390, 233; 1892, 158; 1807, 82; 1901, 55, 508; 1903, 405; 1907, 3S1; 

1909, 539.] 

An Act to authorize the town of reading to make an (7/2,(22?. 270 
additional w^ater loan. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of procuring an additional X°^°^ 

i„.-^. . ^ ni • 1 Reading may 

water supply and or improvmg its storage, nitration and makeaddi- 
distributing facilities, the town of Reading is hereby author- loan. 
ized to borrow from time to time, outside the statutory limit 
of indebtedness, such sums of money as may be deemed 
necessary, to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and to issue therefor bonds or notes. Such bonds or 
notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, Reading 
Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be payable by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the 
respective dates thereof, as will extinguish each loan within 
twenty-five 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, not exceeding four and one half per cent per 
annum, payable semi-annually. The town may sell the 
said securities at public or private sale upon such terms and 
conditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than 
their par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall 
be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The town of Reading shall, at the time of J^^^'"'^'*^ °^ 
authorizing 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 suflicient 
to pay the annual expense of operating its water works and 
the interest as it accrues on its bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid, and to make such payments on the j^rincipal as 



246 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 271, 272. 

may be required by 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. 

A'pproved April 26, 1916. 



Chap. 271 An Act to ratify certain acts of the town of north 

READING AT ITS ANNUAL TOWN MEETING IN THE CURRENT 
YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

S^to^nof^ Section 1. The acts of the annual town meeting of the 

^orth^Reading, towu of North Reading in the current year are hereby 

ratified and confirmed notwithstanding any informality or 

illegality in the election of the moderator. 

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

Approved April 26, 1916. 

Chap. 21 2 An Act to authorize the town of acushnet to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Acushnltmay Section 1. Tlic towu of Acushnct, for the purpose of 
f*""""^ "}°"«^y acquiring land and of erecting thereon, furnishing and 
purposes. equipping a grammar school building, may incur indebted- 

ness to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor to be denominated on the 
face thereof, Acushnet School Loan, Act of 1916. Such 
bonds or notes shall be signed by 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 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 town may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions as 
it may deem proper; but not for less than their par value. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 273, 274. 247 

Section 2. The town, 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, be annually assessed by the assessors of the 
town, in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved April 26, 1916. 

An Act to place the janitors of the public schools Chap. 273 

OF THE TOWN OF PEABODY UNT)ER THE CIVIL SERVICE 
LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The janitors of the public schools of the Janitors of 
town of Peabody shall hereafter be subject to the civil of"peabodr^ 
service laws and regulations, and their tenure shall be perma- Svfue^lcr 
nent, except that they may be removed in accordance with 
said laws and regulations; but the janitors now in service 
may continue therein without civil service examination. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Time of taking 
ance by the selectmen of said town. 

Approved April 26, 1916. 

[1903, 439; 1905, 453; 1906, 454; 1907, 488; 1914, 240, 602.] 

An Act to provide for the improvement by the city of (jfidj) 274 

boston of the old harbor part of DORCHESTER BAY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jolloics: 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to city of Boston 
improve the foreshore, flats and channels of that part of oid'il'arbo^r 
Dorchester bay known as Old Harbor, so as to increase the gorchlstcr 
area and improve the condition of the playgrounds, recrea- ^ay. 
tion places and beaches along the Strandway or Columbia 
road, and for this purpose may fill in or excavate flats, and 
deepen channels and water areas so that a water filled 
basin may be maintained at all stages of the tide, and may 
perform all other work necessary to remedy the unsanitary 
condition caused by the discharge of sewage and storm 
waters from public sewers and drains on the flats. In the 
performance of any work authorized herein the city of 
Boston shall not be required to pay any charge, or make any , 

compensation to the commonwealth for the displacement 



248 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 275, 276. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



of tide water or for the filling in of flats. No work shall be 
done hereunder except in pursuance of plans approved by 
the directors of the port of Boston. 

Section 2. This act shall take eflFect upon its accept- 
ance by the mayor and city council of the city of Boston. 

Ai^yroved Ayril 26, 1916. 

[Accepted May 9, 1916.] 



[1912, 313.] 

Chap.275 An Act to revive the corporation of fobes hayward 
& CO. (incorporated) for purposes of liquidation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as Fobes 
Hayward & Co. (Incorporated) and having its place of 
business in Cambridge, is hereby revived and continued, for 
the term of three years from the passage of this act, but 
only for such purposes as are set forth in section fifty-two 
of chapter four hundred and thirt^^-seven of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and three, with all the powers and 
privileges and subject to all the restrictions set forth in 
said section, notwithstanding the lapse of three years from 
the passage of chapter three hundred and thirteen of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and twelve, dissolving said 
corporation. 

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

Ap2^roved April 27, 1916. 



Corporation 
of Fobes 
Haj'ward & 
Co. (Incor- 
porated) 
revived for 
purposes of 
liquidation. 



Chap. 27 6 An Act to authorize the alienation for public pur- 
poses OF A PART OF A TOWN BURIAL GROUND IN WEST 
SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of West Springfield, by its board 
of selectmen, for the purpose of widening the town ways 
known as Union street and Church street, at or about the 
intersection thereof, may take so much of the burial ground 
situated at the corner of said streets as the board may 
deem necessary for the said purpose, and within sixty days 
thereafter, the board shall file in the registry of deeds for 
the county of Hampden a certificate describing the land so 
taken. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by a raajorit}^ vote of the legal voters of the town of 



Town of West 
Springfield 
may take for 
public pur- 
poses part of 
town burial 
ground. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Special Acts, 191G. — Chaps. 277, 278. 249 

West Springfield present and voting thereon at any legal 
meeting called for the purpose, and for the purpose of being 
submitted to the voters aforesaid shall take effect upon its 
passage. Affroved April 27, 1016. 

[1916, 248, Spec] 

An Act relative to the building law of the city of Chap. 277 

BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section thirteen of chapter five hundred and fifty of the i907, 550, § 13 

„, ..iiii 111 etc., amended. 

acts of the year nmeteen hundred and seven, as amended by 
section three of chapter seven hundred and eighty-two of 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, and by 
section three of chapter three hundred and fifty-two of 
the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, 
is hereby further amended by striking out the next to the 
last paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following 
new paragraph: — -No material other than brick, tile, slate. Buildings in 
metal, asbestos shingles, asphalt shingles of a quality, weight regulation of 
and thickness satisfactory to the building commissioner, or nl^^te?iah'"^ 
slag, shall hereafter be used to cover or roof any building, or 
the tops, 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 of asbestos and asphalt or tar and 
gravel may be used, or such other composition of fire-resist- 
ing 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 or to prohibit covering with 
such approved materials the roofs of buildings less than 
sixteen feet in height: provided, that the building is not I'roviso. 
altered in height or otherwise generally reconstructed. 

Approved April 27, 191G. 

An Act to authorize the shepard congregational Chap. 278 

SOCIETY AND THE CHURCH AFFILIATED THEREWITH TO 
hold ADDITIONAL PROPERTY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The Shepard Congregational Society, incorporated under ^'g';^"^'^^""" 
the general laws, and the First Church in Cambridge, Congrc- s<).i. ty, otc,, 

. , . 1 •, 1 .1 "11 11' t^o lioUl addi- 

gational, acting by its deacons, tlie said cliurcn being an tiuuai property. 



250 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 279. 



unincorporated religious body connected with said society, 
may, collectively or separately, hold property real and 
personal to an aggregate amount for both not exceeding 
three hundred thousand dollars, exclusive of any meeting 
house and the land and buildings connected therewith now 
or hereafter used by the said society or church. If the said 
church shall hereafter become incorporated, such corporation 
shall succeed to all the rights and powers granted to the 
said church by the provisions of this act. 

Ayinoved April 27, 1916. 



Unionville Fire 
and Water 
District es- 
tablished. 



Chap. 27 9 An Act to establish the unionville fire and w^\ter 

DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF EASTON AND TO PROVIDE FOR 
THE SUPPLY OF WATER TO SAID DISTRICT BY THE NORTH 
EASTON VILLAGE DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The territory called Unionville in the town 
of Easton and bounded and described as follows : — be- 
ginning at a point one hundred and fifty feet south of the 
center of Main street in that part of Easton known as North 
Easton, at the easterly line of the said North Easton Village 
District; thence running easterly by a line one hundred and 
fifty feet south of and parallel with the center of said Main 
street to the boundary line between the city of Brockton 
and the town of Easton; thence running northerly by said 
boundary line to the boundary line between the town of 
Stoughton and the town of Easton; thence running westerly 
by said boundary line to the easterly line of the location of 
the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad; thence 
running southerly by said line of the New York, New Haven 
and Hartford railroad to the line of the North Easton Village 
District; thence by the line of the North Easton Village 
District to the point of beginning, shall constitute a fire 
and water district, and the inhabitants of said Easton 
liable to taxation in said town and residing within the above 
described territory are, for the purposes of supplying them- 
selves with water for the extinguishment of fires and for 
domestic and other purposes, hereby made a body corporate 
by the name of the Unionville Fire and Water District. 
The said corporation shall have all the powers and be subject 
to all the duties and liabilities set forth in the general laws, 
now or hereafter in effect, relating to fire, water and im- 
provement districts, except as herein otherwise provided. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 279. 251 

Section 2. wSaid fire and water district may contract May purchase 
with the North Easton Village District for the purchase of Easton viUage 
whatever water may be required for the purposes herein 
specified, and the North Easton Village District may contract 
with the Unionville Fire and Water District to furnish 
whatever water may be required for the purposes named 
herein, upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed 
upon by the water commissioners of the North Easton 
Village District and the water commissioners of the Union- 
ville Fire and Water District hereinafter provided for: 
provided, however, that the North Easton Village District Proviso, 
shall not be required to maintain any greater pressure of 
water in the system of the Unionville Fire and Water District 
than will be furnished to said system by the present stand- 
pipe of the North Easton Village District, except as the same 
may be arranged by contract. In case that the said water Board of 

P'l. .1 'j.! "li" arbitration. 

commissioners lail to agree upon the price to be paid tor 
water furnished, the same shall be submitted to a board of 
arbitration, consisting of three members, one of whom 
shall be chosen by the water commissioners of the North 
Easton Village District, another by the water commissioners 
of the Unionville Fire and Water District and a third by the 
two so chosen and, the decision of the said board of arbi- 
tration shall be final and binding upon both the said districts. 

Section 3. The Unionville Fire and Water District May take 
may take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, etc. '"* *° ^' 
all lands, rights of way and easements necessary for the 
establishment and maintenance of its system of water 
supply, or for the conveying of water to any part of the 
said district, and may construct on the land so acquired any 
standpipes, reservoirs, tanks, fixtures, buildings or other 
structures, or do such other things as may be necessary for 
the establishment of a complete and effective system of 
water supply; and for that purpose 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 within the bounds 
of the said ITnionville 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 other proper purposes of this act, said district may dig 
up or raise and eml)ank any such land, highways, or other 
ways in such manner as to cause the least hindrance to 



252 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 279. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Damages. 



L'nionville 
Fire and Water 
District Water 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



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, Said district shall not enter upon, 
construct or lay any conduit, pipe or other works v.ithin the 
location of any railroad corporation ejicept at such time and 
in such manner as it may agree upon Avith such corporation, 
or in case of failure to so agree, as may be approved by the 
public service commission. 

Section 4. Said fire and water district shall within 
ninety days after the taking of any land, rights of ways, or 
easements, under the provisions of this act, file or cause to 
be recorded in the registry of deeds for the northern district 
of the county of Bristol a description thereof sufficiently 
accurate and specific for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same were taken signed by the 
water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The title of 
all land acquired in any way under the provisions of this act 
shall vest in the Unionville Fire and Water District, and 
the land so acquired shall be managed, improved, and con- 
trolled by the said board of water commissioners in such 
manner as they shall deem for the best interests of said 
district. 

Section 5. Said district shall pay all damages to prop- 
erty sustained by any person or corporation by the taking 
of any land, right of way, or easement, or by anything done 
by said district under authority of this act. Any person or 
corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, and failing to 
agree with said district as to the amount thereof, may have 
the same determined in the manner provided by law in the 
case of land taken for highways on application at any time 
within a period of two years after the taking of such land 
or other property, or the doing of other injury under au- 
thority of this act, but no such application shall be made 
after the expiration of the said two years. 

Section 6. The Unionville Fire and Water District for 
the purpose of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities 
incurred under the provisions of this act, may issue from 
time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding 
fifteen thousand dollars, which shall bear on their face the 
words, Unionville Fire and Water District Water Loan, Act 
of 1916; 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 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 279. 253 

five per cent per annum; and shall be signed by the treas- 
urer of the district, and countersigned by the water com- 
missioners, or the majority of them. Each authorized issue 
of notes or bonds shall constitute a separate loan, and the 
amount of the annual payments 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 securities 
at public or private sale for the purposes of this act upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not 
for less than their par value. Said bonds shall be exempt 
from taxation. 

Section 7. Said district shall at the time of authorizing Payment of 
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. The said 
district may also raise and appropriate money for the erection 
and maintenance of street lights and for the building and 
maintenance of sidewalks and for such other purposes as a 
fire, water and improvement district may raise and appro- 
priate money for under the general laws. 

Section 8. Whenever a tax is duly voted by said district Assessment 
for the purposes of this act the clerk of the district shall of tax. 
send a certified copy of the vote to the assessors of the town 
of Easton who shall proceed to assess the same in the same 
manner in which the town taxes are required by law to be 
assessed. The assessment shall be committed to the town 
collector who shall collect said tax in the manner provided 
by law for the collection of town taxes, and shall deposit 
the proceeds with the district treasurer for the use and 
benefit of said district. Said district may collect interest 
on overdue taxes in the manner in which interest is author- 
ized to be collected on town taxes. 

Section 9. The first meeting of said district shall be First moctinc, 
called on petition of five or more legal voters residing 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, 
requiring him to give notice of the meeting by posting 



254 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 279. 



Water com- 
missioners, 
election, term, 
etc. 



Same subject, 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 moderator is chosen. After the choice of a moderator the 
question of the acceptance of this act shall be submitted to 
the voters of the district and if it shall be accepted by a 
majority vote of such voters present and voting thereon 
it shall take effect and the meeting may then proceed to 
act on such other articles as may be contained in the warrant. 
The town clerk of Easton shall seven days at least before 
the time of the first meeting of said district furnish the 
petitioner to whom the warrant is addressed with a certified 
list of the legal voters residing within, and entitled to vote 
in, said district; and shall seven days at least before any 
meeting of said district, annual or special, furnish the clerk 
of said district with a like certified list. 

Section 10. The Unionville Fire and Water District 
shall after the acceptance of this act as aforesaid, elect by 
ballot three persons to hold office from the date of election, 
one until the expiration of three years, one until the ex- 
piration of two years, and one until the expiration of one 
year from the next succeeding annual district meeting, who 
shall constitute a board of water commissioners; and at 
every annual meeting thereafter a successor shall be elected 
by ballot for the term of three years. In all cases a com- 
missioner shall hold office until his successor has qualified. 
All 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 by its vote impose. A majority of the board of water 
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 district at a legal meeting called for the purpose. 
No money shall be drawn from the district treasury except 
by a written order of a majority of the board. The said 
board shall also serve as an executive board or prudential 
committee in the administration of all the governmental 
functions exercised by the district. The said district shall 
also elect by ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, 
who may be the same person, to serve from the date of 



Clerk and 
treasurer. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 279. 255 

election until the expiration of one j'ear from the next 
succeeding annual district meeting, and thereafter their 
successors shall be elected annually by ballot for a term of 
one year; any vacancy occurring from any cause in either 
of said offices shall be filled for the remainder of the un- 
expired term by the appointment of the board of water com- 
missioners. The district treasurer shall give bond to the 
district in such amount and with such sureties as may be 
approved by said board. 

Section 11. After the acceptance of this act and the May appro- 
election of district officers as aforesaid at the first meeting of etc. 
said district in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, the 
district may raise and appropriate such sums of money as 
may be necessary to defray district charges until the first 
annual district meeting to be held in the year nineteen 
hundred and seventeen. 

Section 12. The annual district meeting shall, and any Meetings to be 
special meeting may, be called by a warrant signed by the warrantf 
district clerk and a majority of the board of water commis- 
sioners directed to any one of the constables of the town of 
Easton and posted in at least two public places in the district 
seven days at least before the meeting. Upon the application 
of five or more legal voters in the district meetings may 
also be called by warrant as provided in section nine. Said 
district may adopt by-laws for the conduct of its affairs: 
provided, however, that nothing therein shall conflict with Proviso. 
the provisions of this act or with the general laws relating 
to fire, water and improvement districts. 

Section 13. Said commissioners shall fLx iust and T" fi'' ^^t^'' 

»' rates, etc. 

equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 
prescribe the time and manner of payment, except that they 
shall require all water services to be metered. The income 
of the water system shall be used to pay the North Easton 
Village District for water furnished, to defray operating ex- 
penses, interest charges, and the payments of the principal 
as they accnie upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 
thority of this act, but this provision shall not be construed 
as a limitation of the contractual or other obligation of the 
Unionville Eire and Water District. No money shall be ex- 
pended in new construction by the water commissioners, 
except from surplus revenues, unless the district votes for 
the same and appropriates money therefor. The water 
commissioners shall annually, and as often as the district 



256 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 280. 



Penalty for 
corruption of 
water, etc. 



Act to be 
Bubmitted to 
voters, etc. 



Proviso. 



may require, render a report upon the condition of the 
system under their charge and an account of their doings, 
including an account of their receipts and expenditures. 

Section 14. Whoever wilfully or wantonly pollutes or 
diverts any water obtained or supplied under this act, or 
wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, staiidpipe, aque- 
duct, conduit, pipe, or other propert}^ owned or used by 
said district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to the district a penalty amounting to three times the 
amount of damages assessed therefor, the same to be re- 
coN'ered in an action of tort, and upon conviction of any of 
the above acts shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one 
hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for a term not ex- 
ceeding six months. 

Section 15. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by a majority vote of the voters of said district present 
and voting thereon by ballot at a district meeting called in 
accordance with the provisions of section nine within three 
years after the passage of this act, and may be voted on at 
as many meetings as maj' be called: provided, however, that 
not more than three meetings for the purpose of acceptance 
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, except as to such indebtedness as shall have been 
incurred. For the purpose of being submitted to tlie voters, 
as provided in section nine, this act shall take effect upon 
its passage. Approved April 21 , 1916. 

[Accepted May 8, 1916.] 



Office of town 
auditor of 
Westfield 
cstablislied. 



Chap. 280 An Act to establish the office of town auditor of 

WESTFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The offices of town auditors in the town of 
Westfield are abolished, and there is hereby established the 
office of town auditor, who shall be appointed by the select- 
men for the term of three years, and until the qualification 
of his successor. A ^'acancy in the office may be filled by 
the selectmen for the unexpired term. The auditor shall be 
sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties and shall hold 
no other office involving the receipt or disbursement of 
town funds. He shall receive such salary as the town shall 
vote. 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chaps. 281, 282. 257 

Section 2. The auditor shall possess the powers and dutie"*°*^ 
perform the duties conferred or imposed upon town auditors 
by the general laws, in addition to such as the town may from 
time to time prescribe by by-law. He shall also exercise 
the powers and perform the duties prescribed for selectmen 
of towns by section one of chapter six hundred and sixty-nine 
of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen; but 
this provision shall not affect any power or authority con- 
ferred on the selectmen by the said section. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- Act to be 
ceptance by a majority vote of the voters of the town of voters, etc. ° 
Westfield present and voting thereon at any legal meeting 
called for the purpose, but for the purpose of being sub- 
mitted to the voters as aforesaid shall take effect upon its 
passage. Approved April 28, 1916. 



(1828,70; 1851,23; 1854, 195; 1855,71; 1859, 195.] 

An Act to authorize the warren institution for CJiav. 2'^1 

SAVINGS TO HOLD ADDITIONAL REAL ESTATE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The Warren Institution for Savings in- warren in- 
corporated by chapter seventy of the acts of the }ear eighteen savhigTmay 
hundred and twenty-eight, approved February twenty-first, re"aVestate!°°'^^ 
eighteen hundred and twenty-nine, is hereby authorized to 
purchase and hold real estate in the city of Boston to a value 
not exceeding four hundred thousand dollars. 

Section 2. Chapter one hundred and ninety-five of the Repeal. 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and fifty-nine is hereby 
repealed. 

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

Approved April 28, 1916. 



An Act to set off a part of the town of bl.\ckstone Phnjy 282 

AND TO incorporate THE SAME AS THE TOWN OF MILL- 
VILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All the territorv now within tlic town of P/irtof town 
blackstone which lies west of a straight line beginning at a set off and 
stone monument in the boundary line between the town of town of ""^ 
Blackstone and the town of North Smithfield in the state of ^^' 
Rhode Island, which monument is se\en thousand six huii- 



258 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 282. 



Town of 
Millville in- 
corporated. 



Collection of 
taxes. 



Support of 
paupera. 



dred and thirteen feet easterly of the monument which 
marks the southwest corner of Blackstone and the southeast 
corner of Uxbridge; thence running northerly to a stone 
monument in the boundary line between Blackstone and 
the town of INIendon, which monument is seven thousand 
six hundred and thirteen feet easterly of the boundary line 
between Uxbridge and Blackstone, is hereby incorporated 
into a separate town by the name of Millville, and the 
town of Millville is hereby vested with all the powers, privi- 
leges, rights and immunities, and subjected to all the duties 
and obligations conferred or imposed upon towns by the 
constitution and laws of the commonwealth. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of and the estates within 
the town of Millville, and the owners of all such estates, 
shall be holden to pay all arrears of taxes which have legally 
been assessed upon them by the town of Blackstone, and 
all taxes heretofore assessed and not collected shall be 
collected and paid to the treasurer of the town of Black- 
stone, and all moneys now in the treasury of the town of 
Blackstone, or that may hereafter be received from taxes 
now assessed, shall be applied to the purposes for which 
they were raised and assessed, in the same manner as if this 
act had not been passed; and until the next state valuation 
the town of Millville shall annually, in the month of No- 
vember, pay to the town of Blackstone its proportion of 
such state and county taxes as may be assessed upon the 
town of Blackstone, said proportion to be ascertained and 
determined by the last valuation of the town of Black- 
stone; and the assessors of the town of Blackstone shall 
make return of said valuation and the proportion thereof 
in the towns of Blackstone and Millville, respectively, to 
the tax commissioner of the commonwealth, and to the 
county commissioners of the county of Worcester. 

Section 3. The towns of Blackstone and Millville shall 
be liable respectively for the support of all persons now or 
hereafter needing relief as paupers, whose settlement was 
gained either by original acquisition or by derivation within 
their respective limits; and the town of Millville shall 
pay annually to the town of Blackstone such proportion of 
all costs for the support or relief of those persons now or 
hereafter needing relief or support as paupers and whose 
settlement by original acquisition or by derivation was 
gained by reason of military service as a part of the quota 
of the town of Millville, or who cannot be located on the 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 282. 259 

site whence their settlement was derived, or whereon it was 
acquired, as the valuation of the town of Millville shall 
bear to that of the town of Blackstone according to the 
last state valuation prior to the giving of such relief or 
support. 

Section 4. All suits and proceedings at law or in equity, suits and 
where the cause of action in favor of or against the town {iwre'tc!'^^^ ''^ 
of Blackstone arose before the passage of this act, shall be 
instituted and prosecuted or defended by the town of Black- 
stone with the same effect as if this act had not been passed, 
and the amount recovered in any such suit or proceeding by 
or against the town of Blackstone shall be received or paid 
as the case may be by the town of Blackstone, and, with 
the addition of costs, expenses and counsel fees, shall be 
divided between the towns of Blackstone and Millville in 
proportion to the last valuation prior to the passage of this 
act. 

Section 5. The corporate property of the town of Division of 
Blackstone, both real and personal, in being at the time of property, 
the passage of this act, and the town debts then existing, 
shall be divided between the towns of Blackstone and Mill- 
ville, according to the valuation of the property within 
their respective limits as assessed April first in the year nine- 
teen hundred and fifteen. The towns shall severally retain 
and hold all the real estate and personal property now 
within their respective limits at a valuation to be agreed 
ui)on by a committee consisting of six legal voters, three to be 
cliosen by each town at a legal meeting to be called for the 
purpose; and the difterences in valuation shall be equalized 
and balances adjusted by apportionment of the town debt. 
In case of a failure to agree upon a valuation and division of Board of com- 
the assets and liabilities, the same shall be determined by a may'mako 
board of three commissioners, neither of whom shall be ''^^'"^ ' ^^^' 
residents of either of said towns, to be appointed by the 
superior court for the county of Worcester, in term time 
or vacation, upon the petition of either town after notice 
to the other, whose award when accepted by the court shall 
be final, and the said court may issue any writ or make 
any order thereon necessary to carry the award into effect. 
The award may be set aside for fraud or manifest error, but 
for no other cause, and the matters to be determined as 
aforesaid may be recommitted to the same or other com- 
missioners to be appointed for the purpose, with like powers 
and duties as aforesaid. 



260 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 282. 



Town of 
Millville to 
continue to be 
in certain 
political dis- 
tricts, etc. 



Calling of 
town meeting. 



Registrars to 
jirepare lists 
of voters. 



Special town 
meeting. 



Certain cor- 
poration rights 
to continue. 



Certain powers, 
etc., relative 
to Wooiisocket 
street railway 
company 
to be exercised 
by selectmen 
of MiUviUc. 



Section 6. The town of Millville, until it is otherwise 
provided by law, shall continue to be a part of the fourth 
coiifiressional district, of the seventh councillor district, of 
the fourth Worcester senatorial district, and of the eighth 
representative district of Worcester county, and the in- 
habitants of said town shall vote for member of congress, 
councillor, senator and representatives in said districts re- 
spectively in the town of Millville. 

The selectmen and clerk of the town of Millville in each 
of said cases shall make returns as if said town had existed 
at the time of the formation of said district. The town of 
INlillville, until it is otherwise provided by law, shall con- 
tinue to be a part of the judicial district of the second dis- 
trict court of southern Worcester. 

Section 7. Any justice of the peace residing in the 
county of Worcester may issue his warrant directed to any 
inhabitant of the town of Millville requiring him to notify 
and warn the inhabitants thereof qualified to vote in town 
affairs to meet at the time and place therein appointed, for 
the purpose of choosing all such officers as towns are by law 
authorized and required to choose at their annual meeting. 
The warrant shall be served by posting copies thereof, 
attested by the person to whom the same is directed, in three 
or more public places in the town of ]\Iillville seven days 
at least before the time of meeting. The justice, or in his 
absence the inhabitant required to notify the meeting, shall 
preside until the choice of a moderator at the meeting. 

The registrars of voters of the town of Millville shall, 
before said meeting, prepare a list of voters in the town of 
Millville qualified to vote at the meeting, and shall deliver 
the same to the person presiding at the meeting before the 
choice of a moderator. 

Section 8. The selectmen of the town of Blackstone 
shall, within thirty days, call a special town meeting for the 
purpose of choosing town officers to fill vacancies caused 
by the passage of this act. 

Section 9. All rights heretofore secured to existing cor- 
porations upon territory hereby incorporated shall continue 
as though this act had not been passed. 

The powers and privileges reserved to the town of Black- 
stone and the selectmen thereof in any orders or decrees 
heretofore made by the selectmen of Blackstone relative to 
the construction, maintenance and operation of a street 
railway by the Woonsocket Street Railway Company in 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 283. 261 

said town shall liereafter, so far as relates to the construc- 
tion, maintenance and operation of said street railway in 
the territory hereby incorporated as the town of Millville, 
inure to and be exercised by the town of Millville and the 
selectmen thereof, respectively, as fully as if said orders or 
decrees had originally been made by the selectmen of Mill- 
ville. 

Section 10. The town of IVlillville shall bear the expense Town of Miu- 
of making the necessary surveys and establishing the lines cenai*^^ ex-'"^ 
between it and the town of Blackstone. penses. 

Section 11. The town of ]\lillville shall receive from soWiers' 
the town of Blackstone a proportional part of whatever aTwder ^ ^^ 
amount may hereafter be paid by the commonwealth or by 
the United States to reimburse the town of Blackstone for 
bounties to soldiers or for state aid heretofore paid to soldiers' 
families; but from this amount all reasonable expenses may 
be deducted. 

Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

{This bill, returned by the governor to the senate, the branch 
in tvhich it originated, with his objections thereto, was passed 
by the senate, April 26, and, in concurrence, by the house of 
representatives, May 1, the objections of the governor not- 
withstanding, in the manner prescribed by the constitution; 
and thereby has the "force of a law".) 

[1916, 349, Spec] 



[1389, 359; 1890, 313; 1893, 145; 1894, 404; 1896, 362; 1904, 106; 1908, 214; 1914, 201.] 

An Act to authorize the town of ipswich to make an 
additional water loan. 



Chap.283 



Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 

Section 1. The town of Ipswich, for the purposes Town of 
mentioned in chapter three hundred and thirteen of the make'^addl-^ 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety and acts in \^^^ '^**'''' 
amendment thereof, may issue from time to time bonds 
or notes to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, 
in addition to the amounts heretofore authorized by law to 
be issued by said town for water works purposes. Each 
authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a separate 
loan. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Ipswich Water Loan, Act of 191G; shall be i)ayable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty years from 
the respective dates of issue; shall bear interest, payable 



262 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 284. 

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 commissioners. 
Said town may sell the said securities at public or private 
sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than the par value thereof. 
kan™^''*°^ Section 2. Said town 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 respective dates thereof, 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. 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 ex- 
pense of operating its water works and the interest as it 
accrues on the bonds or notes issued as aforesaid by said 
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 as other taxes, until the 
debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

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

Appromd Mmj 1, 1916. 



Chap.284: An Act to validate the annual town meeting of the 

TOWN OF MILLIS IN THE PRESENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

meetinK^or" Section 1. The clectiou of officers and other proceed- 
laTida'ted^^'^^ iugs at a towu meeting of the town of Millis held on the 
fourteenth day of February in the current year, and all acts 
done in pursuance thereof, are hereby confirmed and made 
valid to the same extent as if the meeting had been con- 
ducted in strict compliance with law, and the said meeting 
is hereby made the annual meeting of the town of Millis in 
the current year. 

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

Approved May 1, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 285, 286. 263 

[1916, 106, Spec] 

An Act relatr^e to the t.\x collector and city Qhnr) 285 

TREASURER OF THE CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. ^' 

Be it enacted, etc., as ] allows : 

Section five of chapter three hundred and twenty of the isqo, 320, § 5. 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety is herein- ^'"<"^'*^<i- 
amended by striking out the words "city clerk", in the 
twenty-seventh Hne, and inserting in place thereof the 
words : — tax collector, — so as to read as follows : — Section officers to be 
5. At such municipal election the qualified voters shall give municipal 
in their votes by ballot for mayor, aldermen, common council- MtrVC-ough. 
men and school committee in accordance with the provisions 
of this act and the laws of this commonwealth. Any person 
receiving the highest number of votes for any office shall be 
deemed and declared to be elected to such office; and when- 
ever two or more persons are to be elected to the same 
office, the several persons, to the number required to be 
chosen, receiving the highest number of votes shall be 
deemed and declared to be elected. Each person so elected 
shall be notified of his election in writing by the city clerk. 
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, or if a vacancy in said office shall 
occur subsequently, the board of aldermen shall cause 
warrants to be issued for a new election, and the same pro- 
ceedings shall be had in all respects as are hereinbefore pro- 
vided for the election of mayor, and repeated until the elec- 
tion of mayor is completed. If the full number of members 
of either branch of the city council shall fail to be elected, 
or a vacancy shall occur in either branch, such branch shall 
declare a vacancy or vacancies to exist; and thereupon the 
board of aldermen shall order a new election to be held to 
fill the same. The person thus elected to fill a vacancy shall 
hold the office for the remainder of the term. The office of Tax collector 

, . and city 

tax collector and city treasurer may be held antl filled by twisurer may 
one and the same person. Ayiyroved May 1, 1916. 

An Act making an appropriation for the extermina- rfidy 286 

TION OF contagious DISEASES AMONG HORSES, CATTLE AND 
OTHER ANIMALS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as Jolhnvs: 

Section 1. A sum not exceeding one hundred and fifty- Appropriaiion 
two thousand dollars is hereby api)r()j)riated, to be paid out u.moVoon-'"' 



264 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 287, 288, 289. 



tagious diseases of the treasuFN' of the commonwealth horn the ordmary 

among horses, n .1 " . • .• e . ' j' 

cattle, etc. revenue, tor the extermination or 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. 

Ap'proved May 2, WIG. 

Chap. 287 An Act to authorize the towns of mattapoisett, 

MARION AND ROCHESTER TO LEASE THEIR HERRING 
FISHERY RIGHTS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The towns of Mattapoisett, Marion and 
Rochester, acting jointly by the selectmen of the said towns, 
are hereby authorized to lease their herring fishery rights for 
a term or terms not exceeding ten years, upon such con- 
ditions and for such considerations as the selectmen may 
determine. 

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

Approved May 2, 1916. 



Towns of 
Mattapoisett, 
Marion and 
Rochester may 
lease their 
herring fishery 
rights. 



C hap. 2S8 An Act relative to signs, awnings and other pro- 
jections IN PUBLIC WAYS IN THE CITY OF WORCESTER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The authority and duties conferred by the 
provisions of chapter one hundred and seventy-six of the 
General Acts of" the year nineteen hundred and fifteen is 
hereby transferred from the municipal authority having 
charge of the laying out of public ways in the city to the 
license board of the city of Worcester, created and existing 
under the provisions of chapter twenty-six of the laws and 
ordinances of the city of Worcester. 

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

Approved May 2, 1916. 



License board 
in Worcester 
to grant per- 
mits for signs, 
awrdnga, etc. 



[1900, 237; 1902, 233; 1908, 5S9; 1914, 494.] 

Chap.289 An Act relative to the disposition of smis payable to 

THE CITY OF BOSTON BY THE COMMONW^EALTH IN REIM- 
BURSEMENT FOR CERTAIN PENSIONS PAID BY THE CITY TO 
RETIRED TEACHERS^ 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Disposition of Section 1. The sums payable by the commonwealth to 
plyabytTcity the city of Boston under the provisions of section thirteen 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 290. 265 



of chapter eight hundred and thirty-two of the acts of the of Boston by 
year nineteen hundred and tliirteen, being an act to estabhsh wJaUh.'^" 
a retirement system for pubHc school teachers, as reim- 
bursement for certain pensions paid by the city to retired 
school teachers, shall be paid into the current pension fund 
held by the school committee of the city of Boston and used 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter five hundred 
and eighty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and eight. 

Section 2. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- Act to be 
ceptance by the city council of the city of Boston with the crty™ouncii° 
approval of the mayor. Approved May 2, 1916. ^^'^' 

[1888, 229; 1890, 258; 1898, 289; 1907, 192; 1908, 78, 92, 262; 1909, 178; 1910, 247; 1914, 218.] 

An Act relative to appropriations for school purposes (Jfiaj) 290 

IN THE city of LYNN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of a^endld.^ '' 
the acts of the year nineteen hundred and nine is hereby 
amended by striking out section one and inserting in place 
thereof the following: — Section 1. The school committee school com- 
of the city of Lynn shall, on or before the first day of Febru- to'makeap^"" 
ary in the year nineteen hundred and seventeen and each foTsup^^Tof 
year thereafter, by vote of a majority of all its members pubUcschoob, 
taken by yeas and nays, make appropriations for the support 
of the public schools of said city for the financial year, in- 
cluding repairs and alterations of school buildings and any 
pensions payable by law to school teachers. Said appro- 
priations shall be made by items specifying the purposes for 
which the money is to be expended, and shall not exceed in 
the aggregate for the financial year ending on the thirty- 
first day of December in the year nineteen hundred and 
seventeen the sum of five dollars and twenty-five cents upon 
each one thousand dollars of the valuation of the taxable 
property in said city, as ascertained under the provisions 
of law relative to the rate of taxation in said city, and for 
the financial year ending on the thirty-first day of December 
in the year nineteen hundred and eighteen the sum of five 
dollars and forty cents, and for the financial year ending on 
the thirty-first day of December in the year nineteen hundred 
and nineteen the sum of five dollars and fifty cents, and for 
each financial year thereafter, the sum of five dollars and 
fifty cents upon each one thousand dollars as ascertained 



266 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 291. 



Authority of 
municipal 
council to 
increase ap- 
propriations. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters at next 
state election. 



for the maintenance of the school department, as aforesaid. 
Any vote or appropriation requiring a larger assessment 
than that above specified shall be void, and said committee 
shall have no authority to incur any liability or make any 
expenditures in excess of the said appropriation, anything 
in any statute to the contrary notwithstanding. The mu- 
nicipal council of the city of Lynn shall not have authority to 
increase said appropriations as above fixed, except for 
permanent schoolhouse improvements. The school com- 
mittee shall, in addition to the amounts aforesaid, have the 
power to expend such amounts as it may receive from 
tuition charges, the sale of texi: books and from other miscel- 
laneous sources, and also any amounts received by the 
city of Lynn as insurance for the partial destruction of 
school buildings or furnishings and books, which last named 
amounts shall in all cases be expended for specific repairs 
or restoration of the property on account of which they 
are received. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Lynn at the annual state election in the current 
year, in the form of the following question to be placed 
upon the official ballot : — " Shall the amount now raised 
by taxation for the support of the public schools of the 
city of Lynn be increased so that the same, instead of being 
five dollars for each one thousand dollars of taxable valua- 
tion, as at present, shall be as follows: In nineteen hun- 
dred and seventeen, five dollars and twenty-five cents; in 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, five dollars and forty cents; 
in nineteen hundred and nineteen and thereafter, five dollars 
and fifty cents? " And if a majority of the voters voting 
thereon shall vote in the affirmative, this act shall take 
full effect. Approved May 2, 1916. 



Chap.291 An Act to authorize the city of boston to cancel un- 
collectible BILLS, DEBTS, ASSESSMENTS OR TAXES DUE 
OR PAYABLE TO THE CITY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

City of Boston SECTION 1. The City couucil of the city of Boston may, 
un^coiiectibie duriug the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, with the 
assessment dSe, approval of the mayor, order the cancellation of any bill, 
etc., to city. (Jebt, assessment or tax then due or payable to said city 
which accrued before the first day of January in the year 
nineteen hundred and ten, upon the recommendation in 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 292, 293. 267 

writing of the city collector stating that the same is in his 
opinion uncollectible, or that the expense of collection would 
not justify legal proceedings, and thereupon such bill, debt, 
assessment or tax shall be cancelled or abated by the board 
or department in which the same originated or was made, 
charged or levied, and the city collector, to the extent that 
he has been charged with the same, shall be credited with 
the amount of such bill, debt, assessment or tax in his account 
with the city: -provided, however, that nothing in this act Proviso. 
shall relieve the city collector from any liability for taxes 
and special assessments which are a lien on real estate. 
Section 2. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the fore river shipbuilding cor- Qfidj) 292 

PORATION to build A BRIDGE OVER A TIDAL CREEK IN 
THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section. 1. Subject to such provisions of chapter ninety- Fore River 
six of the Revised Laws and of acts in amendment thereof corporaaon^ 

may build 



over 



Bent's creek 



or in addition thereto as may be applicable, the Fore River "ridge 
Shipbuilding Corporation, a corporation organized under the i^^Qumcy. 
laws of this commonwealth and having a usual place of 
business in the city of Qyincy, is hereby authorized to build 
a bridge over the tidal creek in that city called Bent's creek, 
from a point on the land or wharf belonging to said corpora- 
tion on the southerly side of said creek to other land of said 
corporation bordering on the northerly side thereof. The 
said bridge shall be built within two years after the passage 
of this act. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 3, 1916. 

[1916, 112, Spec] 

An Act to revive the charter of the bagley heating 
regul4t0r company, incorporated, and to confirm 
the acts of said corporation. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as the charter of 
Bagley Heating Regulator Company, Incorporated, and inK^iiecuiator 
having its place of business in Boston, is hereby revived and oon')onitcd,^''' 
continued, with all the powers and privileges and subject to revived. 



C/zap.293 



268 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 294. 

all the duties, restrictions and liabilities which pertained to 
it prior to the passage of chapter one hundred and twelve 
of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and six- 
teen. 
finned°°" Section 2. All acts done by the said company which 

would have been legal and valid if said chapter one hundred 
and twelve had not been passed are hereby ratified, con- 
firmed and made valid. 

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

Approved May 3, 1916. 

Chap. 294: An Act to provide for a commission to regulate the 
USE of the waters of lake quinsigamond. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

^amon"d°" Section 1. A commissiou consisting of three persons is 

Commission hereby created which shall be known as the Lake Quin- 
sigamond Commission. The chairman of the board of 
harbor and land commissioners, the chief of police of the 
city of Worcester, and the chairman of the board of select- 
men of the town of Shrewsbury, ex officiis, shall constitute 
the commission, and shall serve without compensation. 

and^regubtb^! Section 2. The said commissioners may, after notice 
and a public hearing held in the city of Worcester, establish 
reasonable rules and regulations for the protection and 
policing of the waters of Lake Quinsigamond within the 
city of Worcester and the town of Shrewsbury, including 
the part below Stringer dam, so-called, and for permitting 
and regulating the use of motor boats, other boats and 
canoes therein, and for regulating the conduct of persons 
upon, or bathing in, the waters of said lake; and said com- 
missioners may, after notice and a public hearing as afore- 
said, from time to time, alter, add to or repeal the rules and 
regulations made hereunder. 

Rentingof Section 3. Said commission may make rules and regu- 

lations relative to the conduct of the business of renting 
boats and canoes of any description to be used upon the 
waters of said lake as above defined, and relative to the 
maintenance and use of bathing houses adjacent thereto. 

Permit SECTION 4. No pcrsoii shall engage in the business of 

renting boats or canoes to be used upon the waters or said 
lake until he shall obtain from the selectmen of the town 
or from the license board of the city, in which the business is 
to be conducted, a permit so to do, which permit shall be 



boats, etc. 



required. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 294. 269 

for such time, in such form and subject to such restrictions 
as may from time to time be determined by said commission. 

Section 5. Said commission shall cause the regulations Regulations to 
made by it to be pubHshed three times in one or more news- "^ p" ^ '* ® 
papers pubHshed in the city of Worcester, which pubhcation 
shall be sufficient notice to all persons. The sworn certifi- 
cate of any member of said commission or of its clerk that 
said rules and regulations have been made and published 
shall be prima facie evidence thereof. A copy of the rules 
and regulations attested by any member of the commission, 
or by its clerk, shall be prima facie evidence that the said 
rules and regulations were made by the commission as pro- 
vided in this act. 

Section 6. No person shall operate a motor boat or Permits for 
boat propelled by other than muscular power upon the "tc. "^ °^ ^' 
waters of said lake as above defined unless the owner or 
person in possession of the boat shall have obtained from 
the selectmen of Shrewsbury, if he resides therein, or other- 
wise from the license board of the city of Worcester, a permit 
to allow such boat to be operated. The permit shall be in 
force for one year, and shall be in such form and subject to 
such conditions and restrictions as may from time to time 
be prescribed by the commission. The permit shall be at 
all times in an easily accessible place in the boat when the 
same is being operated. 

Section 7. Any police officer of the city of Worcester Certain 

1 rn "^ 1 •£ ] J. • • 1 ' • xl officers may 

and any othcer qualified to serve criminal process in the make arrests. 
town of Shrewsbury, may patrol any part of the waters of 
said lake as above defined, and shall have authority to 
arrest any person for violating any law of the common- 
wealth in, on or adjacent to the waters of said lake, or any 
rule or regulation established under the authority of this 
act, and may serve warrants and make arrests therefor on 
the waters of said lake or in any part of the city of Worces- 
ter or town of Shrewsbury. 

Section 8. Nothing herein contained shall prevent the Enforcement 
enforcement of any ordinance of the city of Worcester or nances and 
any by-law of the town of Shrewsbury upon any part of *'"^" y-'*w3- 
said waters lying within the limits of said city or town re- 
spectively. 

Section 9. Any person who violates any rule or regula- Penalty. 
tion or order of said commission or any provision of this 
act shall be punished by a fine of not more than fifty dollars 
for each oiience. 



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prlSting^to be SECTION 10. All expense incurred by the commission for 
divided. printing shall be borne equally by the city of Worcester and 

the town of Shrewsbury. Approved May 3, 1916. 



Chap.295 An Act to authorize the town of rockland to provide 

A SUITABLE MEMORIAL TO EZEKIEL REED STUDLEY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. The town of Rockland is hereby authorized 
to appropriate a sum of money, not exceeding fifteen hundred 
dollars, for the purpose of providing a suitable memorial to 
Ezekiel Reed Studley, deceased, who faithfully served the 
town as its clerk for more than forty years. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance 
by a majority of the voters of said town voting thereon at 
any town meeting called for the purpose. 

Approved May 3, 1916. 



Town of 
Rockland may 
provide 
memorial to 
Ezekiel Reed 
Studley. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



1913, 344, § 1, 
etc., amended. 



[1913, 344; 1914, 440.] 

Chap. 296 An Act to extend the time within w'hich lamplighters 

MAY BE appointed TO POSITIONS IN THE LABOR SERVICE 
OF ANY DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section one of chapter three hundred and 
forty-four of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen, as amended by section one of chapter four hundred 
and forty of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four- 
teen, is hereby further amended by striking out the word 
"four", in the sixth line, and inserting in place thereof the 
word : — six, — and by striking out the words " or skilled 
laborer", in the ninth line, so as to read as follows: — Sec- 
tion 1. Any person who was engaged in the occupation of 
lamplighter lighting the gas lamps in the streets, alleys, 
public grounds and parks of the city of Boston, on the first 
day of January in the year nineteen hundred and thirteen, 
and who has lost or shall within six years from said first 
day of January lose his position by reason of a change in 
the street lighting methods employed by the city, may in 
the discretion of the mayor of said city be appointed to a 
position as laborer in the labor service of any department of 
the city for which such lamplighter is qualified and fitted 
by previous training and experience, or subject to the ap- 
proval of said mayor by the head of any such department 



Time extended 
within which 
lamplighters 
may be 
appointed to 
positions in 
labor service, 
etc., of city of 
Boston. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 297, 298. 271 

of said city without being subject as to his appointment to 
civil service rules, and without undergoing a civil service 
examination, and thereupon he shall be registered upon the 
list in the class to which he has been appointed and shall be 
subject to civil service laws and rules. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by the mayor and the city council of the city of Boston. city"^ouncii,etc. 

Approved May 3, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the town of westfield to take Chav. 297 

L.\ND FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of providing additional land ^eltfieHma 
for the White street school, the town of Westfield may take land for 
acquire such parcels of land on White, George and Dubois poses, 
streets in said town, not exceeding one and one half acres, as 
the town by vote may authorize or approve, notwithstanding 
the provision of section forty -seven of chapter twenty-five 
of the Revised Laws limiting the amount of land that may 
be taken for municipal purposes, but subject to all other 
provisions of law relative to such takings. 

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

Aypromd May 8, LOW. 

An Act to authorize the town of townsend to incur Qfiar) 298 
indebtedness for remodeling seminary hall. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Townsend, for the purpose of TownseLi may 
remodeling Seminary Hall for school purposes, may incur i«>rrow nioney 

111 1- n r» 1 1 I for remodc'line 

mdebtedness to an amount not exceedmg lorty-nve hundred Seminary Haii. 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, to be de- 
nominated on the face thereof, Townsend School Loan, 
Act of 1916. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen, 
shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding four and one half 
pec 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 the 
loan within five years after its date. The amount of such 
annual payment in any year shall not be less than the amount 
of the ])rincipal of the loan payal)le in any subsequent year. 
The town may sell the said securities at public or private 



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Payment of 
loan. 



sale upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value, and the proceeds, 
except premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
specified. 

Section 2. The town, at the time of authorizing said 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of section one of this act, and the amount 
required to meet the bonds or notes as they mature together 
with all interest on account of said loan, shall, without 
further vote, be annually assessed by the assessors in the 
same manner as other taxes, until the said debt is ex- 
tinguished. 

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

Approved May 8, 1916. 



Chap. 2^^ An Act to validate the annual town meeting of the 

TOWN of DUXBURY IN THE PRESENT YEAR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUoivs: 

Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the town of 
Duxbury 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 May 8, 1916. 



Annual town 
meeting of 
town of 
Duxbury 
validated. 



Chap. 300 An Act to incorporate the city of peabody. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 



City of 
Peabody in- 
corporated. 



Re-division 
into wards. 



Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Peabody, 
shall continue to be a body corporate and politic, under the 
name of the City of Peabody, and as such shall have, exercise 
and enjoy all the rights, powers, privileges and immunities, 
and shall be subject to all the duties and obligations pro- 
vided for herein or by statute or otherwise pertaining to 
cities as municipal corporations. 

Section 2. Upon the acceptance of this act the select- 
men of the town then in office shall forthwith divide the 
territory thereof into six wards, so that the wards will con- 
tain, as nearly as may be consistent with well-defined limits, 
an equal number of voters, and they shall designate the 
wards by number. The wards may in any year fixed by 
law for a new division of wards in cities, be changed by a 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 273 

vote of the municipal council with the assent of the mayor; 
but the number of wards shall never be less than six. 
The selectmen, for the purpose of the first preliminary 
election held according to the provisions of this act and of 
the first municipal election which shall take place on the 
third Tuesday of December next succeeding the acceptance 
of this act, shall provide suitable polling places and give 
notice thereof, and shall at least ten days before said pre- 
liminary election appoint all proper election officers there- 
for; 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 amend- 
ment 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 published according to law lists of qualified 
voters in each of the wards established by the selectmen. 

Section 'A. The selectmen shall notify the persons First meetinga 
elected at the said first election, and shall provide and ap- scho°oTTOm'^"'^ 
point a place for the first meeting of the mayor and council °""'^^- 
on the first Monday in January next ensuing; and shall, by 
written notice left at their respective places of residence at 
least twent\'-four hours prior to such meeting, notify the 
mayor elect and councilmen elect, who shall immediately 
proceed to organize and carry into eft'ect the provisions of 
this act, which shall thereupon have full force and effect. 
The selectmen shall, in like manner, appoint a place and 
time for the first meeting of the school committee, and shall 
notify the members thereof. 

Section 4. There shall be a mavor, elected bv and ^.lay?!-. ^ 

p 1 ^•r• ^ i> i • "^ i i n i i ' i election, term, 

rrom the qualified voters oi the city, who shall be the chief etc. 
executive officer of the city. He shall hold office for the 
term of two years from the first ]\Jonday in January follow- 
ing his election and until his successor is elected and qualified. 

Section 5. The legislative powers of the city shall be city council, 
vested in a city council, composed of eleven members, one •^''^'=*»°'^' ^tc 
of whom shall be elected from each of the six wards by and 
from the qualified voters of that ward, and the remaining 
members shall be elected at large by and from the qualified 
voters of the city. One of the members shall be elected 
annually by the council as its president. At the first city 
election after the acceptance of this act the councillors 



274 



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Mayor to 
appoint certain 
heads of 
departments, 
etc. 



May remove 
ofEcials. 



Mayor, salary. 



Council. 



Mayor to 
approve or 
disapprove 
orders, etc. 



elected from each ward shall serve for one year and those 
elected at large, for two years from the first Monday of 
January following their election and until their successors 
are elected and qualified. And at each annual city election 
thereafter their respective successors shall be elected to 
serve for two years. 

Section 6. All heads of departments and members of 
municipal boards, but excluding the school committee, 
officials appointed by the governor, the trustees of the 
Peabody Institute, and the trustees of the Josiah B. Thomas 
hospital shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to con- 
firmation by the city council; but the city solicitor shall be 
appointed by the mayor without such confirmation. The 
present board of trustees of the Josiah B. Thomas hospital 
shall continue in office for the terms for which they have 
been elected. As vacancies occur in said board, trustees to 
fill the same shall be elected to serve for terms of five years, 
or, in the case of an unfinished term, for the remainder of 
such term, by the five members of the city council elected 
at large and the remaining trustees sitting in joint convention. 

Section 7. 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 trustees of the Peabody Institute 
and officials appointed by the governor. The person so re- 
moved shall receive the reasons for his removal in writing, 
and he may contest the same at a hearing to be given by 
the city council, at which he shall have the right to be repre- 
sented by counsel. 

Section 8. The mayor shall receive for his services such 
salary as the city council by ordinance shall determine, not 
exceeding two 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 two hundred and 
fifty 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 9. Every order, ordinance, resolution and vote 
relative to the affairs of the city, adopted or passed by the 
city council, shall be presented to the mayor for his ap- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 275 

proval. If he approves it he shall sign it; if he disapproves Same subject. 
it he shall return it, with his objections in writing, to the 
city council, which shall enter his objections at large on its 
records, and again consider it. If the city council, notwith- 
standing such disapproval of the mayor, shall again pass 
the order, ordinance, resolution or vote by a two thirds vote 
of all the members of the city council, it shall then be in 
force, but the vote shall not be taken for seven da>'s after 
its return to the city council. Every such order, ordinance, 
resolution and vote shall be in force if it is not returned by 
the mayor within ten days after it has been presented to 
him. Nothing in this section shall be construed as super- 
seding or in any way affecting any provision of chapter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen. 

Section 10. Except as is otherwise provided herein, Placing names 
there shall not be printed on the official ballots to be used ballots. 
at any annual or special city election the name of any person 
as a candidate for any office mentioned in this act unless 
such person be nominated as such candidate at a prelimi- 
nary election for nominations, to be held as provided in this 
act. There shall not be printed on the official ballots to be 
used at a preliminary election for nominations the name of 
any person as a candidate for nomination at such preliminary 
election, unless such person shall have filed, within the time 
limited by section twelve of this act, the statement described 
in section twelve. 

Section 11. On the third Tuesday preceding every city ProHminary 
election at which any officer mentioned in this act is to be nominationa. 
elected, there shall be held a preliminary election for the 
purpose of nominating candidates for such offices as, under 
the provisions of this act, are to be filled at such city elec- 
tion. Voters qualified to vote at a city election shall be 
qualified to vote at a preliminary election. No special 
election for mayor or any other officer shall be held until 
after the expiration of forty days from the calling of the 
preliminary election, except as is otherwise provided herein. 
At every annual, preliminary, and s])ecial election tlie ])olls 
shall be opened at forty-five minutes ])ast five o'clock in 
the forenoon and shall be kept open until four o'clock in the 
afternoon. The laws of the commonwealth relative to annual 
city elections shall apply to all ])reliminary, special and 
annual elections held under this act, except as is otherwise 
specifically provided herein, but nothing herein shall be 



276 



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Who may be 

candidates. 



Proviso. 



held to prohibit the sale of liquors on days of preliminary 
elections. 

Section 12. Any person who is qualified to vote for a 
candidate for any office mentioned in this act, and who is 
a candidate for nomination for that office, may have his 
name as such candidate printed on the official ballot to be 
used at a preliminary election: provided, that, at least ten 
days prior to the preliminary election, he shall file with the 
city clerk a statement in writing of his candidacy, and with 
it the petition of at least fifty voters of the city, qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the said office. Said statement and 
petition shall be in substantially the following form : — 



Form of 
statement of 
candidate. 



STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

I, ( ), on oath declare that I reside at 

(number if any) on (name of street) in the city of Peabody; 
that I am a voter therein, qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the hereinafter mentioned office; that I am a candidate 
for nomination for the office of (state the office) for (state 
the term) to be voted for at the preliminary election for 
nominations to be held on Tuesday, the day of 

, nineteen hundred and , and 

I request that my name be printed as such candidate on the 
official ballots to be used at said preliminary election. 

(Signed) 
Commonw^ealth of Massachusetts. Essex ss. 

Subscribed and sworn to on this day of 

nineteen hundred and 
before me, 

(Signed) 

Justice of the Peace 
or (Notary Public) 



Petition ac- 
companying 
statement of 
candidate. 



PETITION ACCOMPANYING STATEMENT OF CANDIDATE. 

Whereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomi- 
nation for the office of (state the office) for (state the term), 
we the undersigned, voters of the city of Peabody, duly 
qualified to vote for a candidate for said office, do hereby 
request that the name of said (name of candidate) as a 
candidate for nomination for said office be printed on the 
official ballots to be used at the preliminary election to be 
held on the Tuesday of , 

nineteen hundred and . We further state that 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 277 

we believe him to be of good moral character and qualified 
to perform the duties of the office. 

No acceptance by a candidate for nomination named in Acceptance 
the said petition shall be necessary for its validity or for its ^° necessary. 
filing, and the petition need not be sworn to. The petition 
may be on one or more papers. 

Section 13. Women who are qualified to. vote for mem- women may 
bers of the school committee may be candidates for nomi- forwRiVot'e^ 
nation for that office at any preliminary election at which office.*'*'" 
candidates for the same are to be voted for, and at such 
preliminary election may vote for, and only for, candidates 
for nomination thereto. They shall file the above described 
statement of the candidate and the petition accompanying 
the statement of the candidate in all cases where the same 
are hereby required to be filed by male candidates for nomi- 
nation to that office. 

Section 14. On the first day, not being Sunday or a Names of 
legal holiday, following the expiration of the time for filing beVsted! 
the above described statements and petitions, the city clerk 
shall post in a conspicuous place in the city hall the names 
and residences of the candidates for nomination who have 
duly filed the above mentioned statements and petitions, as 
they are to appear on the official ballots to be used at the 
preliminary election, except as to the order of the names, 
and shall cause the ballots to be printed, and the ballots 
so prepared shall be the official ballots and the only ballots 
used at the preliminary election. They shall be headed as 
follows: — 

OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT. 

Candidates for nomination for the offices of ( ) Official 

m the city of reabody. At a prelimmary election to be ballot. 
held on the day of 

in the year nineteen hundred and 

(The heading shall be varied in accordance with the offices 
for which nominations are to be made.) 

Section 15. The name of each person, and of none Names.etc., 
other, who has filed a statement and accompanying ix'tition ^,unot°**"^ 
as aforesaid with his residence and the title and term of the 
office for which he is a candidate for nomination, shall be 
printed on said ballots under the designation of said office 
in the order in which they may be drawn b\' tlie city clerk, 
whose duty it shall be to make such drawing and to give 
each candidate an opportunity to be present in person or 



278 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 



by one representative. Blank spaces shall be left at the 
end of each list of candidates for nomination for the different 
offices equal to the number to be nominated therefor, in 
which the voter may insert the name of any person not 
printed on the ballot for whom he desires to vote for nomi- 
nation for such office. There shall be printed on said ballots 
such directions as will aid the voter, as to wit, "vote for 
one", "vote for two", and the like. 

There shall also be a ballot headed as follows : — 



Official pre- 
liminary ballot 
for women. 



Political or 
party designa- 
tions pro- 
hibited. 



Counting and 
return of 
ballots. 



Canvass of 
returns. 



Preliminary 
election, how 
determined. 



OFFICIAL PRELIMINARY BALLOT FOR WOMEN. 

Candidates for nomination for members of school com- 
mittee of the city of Peabody. At a preliminary election 
held on the day of in the 

year nineteen hundred and 

Then shall follow the names and residences of the same 
candidates for nomination for school committee as are on 
the regular official ballot for such preliminary election, and 
the titles and term of that office, and shall be prepared in 
like manner and printed for the use of women qualified to 
vote for members of the school committee. 

Section 16. No ballot used at any preliminary, special 
or annual city election shall have printed thereon any party 
or other political designation or mark, and there shall not 
be appended to the name of any candidate any such party 
or other political designation or mark, or anything showing 
how he was nominated, or indicating his views or opinions. 

Section 17. The election officers shall, immediately upon 
the closing of the polls at preliminary elections, count the 
ballots and ascertain the number of votes cast in the voting 
places where they officiate for each person for nomination 
for each office, and shall forthwith make return thereof to 
the city clerk upon blanks to be furnished as in city elections. 

Section 18. On the first day, not being a legal holiday, 
following the preliminary election, the city clerk shall 
canvass the returns received from the election officers, and 
shall forthwith determine the result of the canvass and publish 
the same in one or more newspapers published in the city, 
and shall post the same in a conspicuous place in the city 
hall. 

Section 19. If any person receives at a preliminary 
election a majority of all the votes cast for the office for 
nomination to which he was a candidate, he shall be deemed 
and declared elected thereto, provided that at said election 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 279 

at least eighty per cent of the total registered vote of the 
city shall be cast; otherwise the two persons receiving at 
a preliminary election the highest and second highest number 
of votes, respectively, for any office, shall be the candidates 
and the only candidates for that office whose names shall 
be printed on the official ballots to be used at the succeeding 
annual or special city election. If two or more persons are 
to be elected to the same office at such annual or special 
election, the several persons, to a number equal to twice the 
number so to be elected to such office, receiving the highest 
number of votes for nomination for that office, or all such 
persons if less than twice the number of those so to be elected, 
shall be candidates, and the only candidates, for that office 
whose names shall be printed on the official ballots to be 
used at such annual or special city election. The names 
shall be printed on the ballots under the designation of the 
respective offices for which they are candidates in the order 
in which they may be drawn by the city clerk as provided 
in section fifteen. In case two or more persons should 
receive an equal number of votes for the same office at any 
preliminary election held under this act, the names of all 
such persons shall be placed on the ballot. 

Section 20. No acceptance of a nomination made at a Acceptance not 
preliminary election shall be necessary for its validity. necessar>-. 

Section 21. The first city election shall take place on Date of city 
the third Tuesday of December following the acceptance ^^'"'*^'°°- 
of this act, and thereafter the city 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 22. On the first INIonday in January at ten officials to be 
o'clock in the forenoon, the mayor-elect and the councillors- ^^^°'"°" 
elect shall meet and be sworn to the 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 
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 23. Except as is specifically provided in this ix>Kisiative 
section, the legislative powers of the city council may be TOunc?i.° '^'*'^ 
exercised as provided by ordinance or rule adopted by it. 



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Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 



Voting powers, 
<luorum, etc. 



Rules. 



City clerk, 
election, 
term, etc. 



Town clerk to 
act pro 
tempore. 



City council 
may request 
information 
of mayor, etc. 



Passage of 
ordinances. 



Emergency 
measures. 



1. Every member of the council shall have the right to 
vote on any question coming before it. A majority of the 
council shall constitute a quorum, and the affirmative vote 
of a majority of all the members of the council shall 
be necessary to adopt any motion, resolution or ordi- 
nance. 

2. The city council shall, from time to time, establish 
rules for its proceedings. Regular and special meetings of 
the council shall be held at a time and place fixed by ordi- 
nance. All legislative sessions -shall be open to the public, 
and every matter coming before the council for action shall 
be put to 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 
clerk to hold office for the term of three years and until his 
successor is elected and qualified. He 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. 

The person holding the office of town clerk at the time 
when this act is accepted shall continue to hold office until 
the city clerk is elected and qualified. 

Section 24. The city council may at any time request 
from the mayor specific information on any municipal 
matter within its jurisdiction, and may request him to be 
present to answer written questions relating thereto at a 
meeting to be held not earlier than one week after the date 
of the receipt by the mayor of said questions. The mayor 
shall personally, or through the 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 any subject. 

Section 25. No ordinance shaU be passed finally on the 
date on which it is introduced, except in cases of special 
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 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 281 

thereto separately voted on and adjudged to be such by 
the affirmative vote of two thirds of the members of the 
city council. 

No ordinance making a grant, renewal or extension, what- Granting of 

• , 1 • 1 , i> i> !• -I'M franchises, etc., 

ever its kmd or nature, or any irancnise or special privilege how made. 
shall be passed as an emergency measure, and except as is 
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 hun- 
dred 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 26. No ordinance or part thereof shall be Amendment of 
amended or annulled except by another ordinance adopted °'^ »'^*"«'es. 
in accordance with the provisions of this act. 

Section 27. Except as provided in sections twenty-five Passage at 

1. ..1. 1. 1 1,. I one session. 

and twenty-eight, 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 to a subsequent meeting. 

Section 28. Every proposed ordinance or loan order, ordinances, 
except emergency measures as hereinbefore defined, shall, published. 
at least ten days before its final passage, be published once 
in full in at least one newspaper of the city, and in any addi- 
tional manner that may be provided by ordinance. 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 published in the manner specified 
above, at the earliest practicable moment. 

Section 29. All official bonds, recognizances, obliga- Existing 
tions, contracts and all other instruments entered into or etc!,'^to'°"^' 
executed by or to the town of Peabody before this act takes •'i""orco° 
effect, and all taxes, special assessments, fines, penalties 
and forfeitures incurred or imposed, due or owing to the 
town, shall be enforced and collected, nnd all writs, prose- 
cutions, actions and causes of action, except as is otherwise 
provided herein shall continue without abatement and 
remain unaffected by this act; and no legal act done by or 
in favor of the town shall be rendered invalid by the accept- 
ance of this act. 



282 



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Civil service 
laws not to 
apply to 
certain 
officials. 



Certain 
vacancies, 
how filled. 



" Acting 
mayor," 
powers and 
duties. 



Temporary 
appointments. 



Certain 
officials Aot to 
make or share 
in contracts, 
etc., with city. 



Proviso. 



Section 30. The civil service laws shall not apply to 
the appointment of the mayor's secretaries or of the stenog- 
raphers, clerks, telephone operators and messengers con- 
nected with his office, and the mayor may remove such 
appointees without a hearing and without making a state- 
ment of the cause for their removal. 

Section 31. If a vacancy occurs in the office of mayor 
or in the city council before the last six months of the term 
of office, the city council shall order an election to fill the 
same for the unexpired term; and if such vacancy occurs 
in the office of mayor in the last six months of said term, 
the president of the city council shall succeed thereto for 
the unexpired term. If the mayor is absent or temporarily 
unable from any cause to perform his duties they shall be 
performed by the president of the city council, who shall 
for the time being be designated "acting mayor", and 
shall possess the powers of mayor only in matters not ad- 
mitting of delay, but shall have no power to make perma- 
nent appointments. 

Should an appointive officer of the city be temporarily 
unable for any cause to perform his duties, the council or 
the mayor, having the power of original appointment, may 
designate a temporary appointee to act until such officer 
shall resume his duties. 

Section 32. It shall be unlawful for the mayor or any 
member of the city council or school committee, or for any 
officer or employee of the city, directly or indirectly to 
make 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 a contract, unless the mayor, such member, 
officer or employee, immediately upon learning of the exist- 
ence of the contract, or that such a contract is proposed, 
shall notify in writing as the case may be the ma^'or, city 
council or school committee of the nature of his interest in 
the 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 the 
contract on behalf of the city, the same 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, 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 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 283 

actually issued shall not be considered as involving an interest 
in the contract within the meaning; of this section, and such 
ownership shall not affect the validity of the contract unless 
the city officer or employee 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 this section shall render the contract in Penalty. 
respect to which such violation occurs voidable at the option 
of the city. Any person violating the provisions of this 
section shall 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 33. No contract for construction work or for Proposals for 

i 1 1 i> , 1 • J. • 1 u xU contracts to 

the purchase oi apparatus, supplies or materials, wnetner be advertised. 
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 involving the 
health or safety of the people or their property, shall be 
awarded unless proposals for the same shall have been in- 
vited by advertisements in at least one newspaper published 
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 the proposals. Such advertise- 
ments shall state the time and place where plans and speci- 
fications of the 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 proposals. All such proposals shall be 
opened hi public. No bill or contract shall be split or Spiit contracts 
divided for the purpose of evading any provision of this act. 

Section 34. All contracts made by any department. Mayor to 

,, .. . I'll j^'ij-x approve certain 

board or commission m which the amount involved is two contracts, etc. 
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 accompanied by 
a bond with sureties satisfactory to the board or official 
having the matter in charge, or by a deposit of money, 
certified check or other security conditioned on the faithful 
performance thereof, and such bonds or other securities 
shall be deposited with the city treasurer until the contract 
has in all respects been carried out; and no such contract 
shall be altered except by a written agreement of the con- 



284 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 



City council 
may take land 
for municipal 
purposes, etc. 



School com- 
mittee, election, 
term, etc. 



Election of 
superintendent 
of schools, etc. 



School com- 
mittee, organi- 
zation, etc. 



tractor, the sureties on his bond, and the officer, department 
or board making the contract, with the approval of the 
mayor affixed thereto. 

Section 35. At the request of any department, and with 
the approval of the mayor and the city council, the city 
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 
])rice 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, 
the land shall not be purchased 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. No land shall be taken until an appropria- 
tion by loan or otherwise for the general purpose for which 
the land is needed shall have been made by the mayor and 
city coinicil, 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. 
All proceedings in the taking of land shall be under the 
advice of the law department, which shall keep a record 
thereof. 

Section 36. The school committee shall consist of the 
mayor, who shall be the chairman, and six members who 
shall be elected at large. At the first annual city election 
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 and until the election and qualifica- 
tion of their successors. 

Section 37. The school committee shall elect annually 
a superintendent of schools, and may, under the civil service 
laws and regulations, 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; shall 
define their terms of service and their duties, and shall fix 
their compensation. No member of the school committee, 
except the mayor, shall, during the term for which he is 
elected, hold any other office or position the salary or com- 
pensation for which is payable out of the city treasury. The 
committee shall organize annually on the first Monday in 
January, and shall elect one of its members as vice chairman, 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 285 

whose duty it shall be to preside at all meetings of the com- 
mittee at which the mayor is not present. 

Section 38. The school committee, in addition to the Powers and 

,1,. » 1 1 ' 111 11 duties of school 

powers and duties conierred and imposed by law on school committee. 
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 connected therewith, and shall have power to make 
all repairs the expenditures for which are made from the 
regular appropriation for the school department, except as 
is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 39. No site for a school building shall be acquired ^,^^^'^^{^^1^ 
bv the citv unless the approval of the site by the school etc for school 

*. „ , . , -K^ 1 (. 1 • buUdmgs. 

committee is nrst obtained. iSo plans tor the construction 
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 com- 
mittee and the mayor therefor is first obtained. Nothing 
herein contained shall require such approval for the making 
of ordinary repairs. 
Section 40. The school committee shall make all rea- Tonmke ruks 

. and regulations. 

sonable rules and regulations tor the management ot the 
public schools of the city and for conducting the business of 
the committee, provided that such rules are not inconsistent 
with any law^s of the commonwealth. 

Section 41. All meetings of the school committee shall olfen'Sf public, 
be open to the public, except that, when requested by not except, etc. 
less than four members of the committee, any particular 
meeting shall be private. The vote on any particular measure 
shall be by call of the yeas and nays, when it is so requested 
by not less than two members of the committee. 

Section 42. If a vacancy occurs in the school committee vacancies in 
by failure to elect, or otherwise, the city council and the miuee,*how 
remaining members of the school committee shall meet in ''"*''^' 
joint convention and elect a suitable person to fill the same 
until the next annual city election. The mayor, if present, 
shall preside at the convention. 

Section 43. The trustees of the Peabody Institute shall ^^^"f/JJf ■! °^ 
consist of twelve members, each of whom shall hold office institute, 
for a term of six years, and until the qualification of their etc', 
successors, beginning with the first Monday of January 
following their election. At the first city election hereunder, 
two trustees shall be elected in succession to those two of 
the present members of said board, holding office under the 



286 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 



Initiative 
petitions for 
passage of a 
" measure." 



Signatures 
to initiative 
petitions. 



Certification 
of registered 
voters. 



Certificates to 
be sent city 
council, etc. 



Action by 
council or 
school com- 
mittee if 
initiative 
petition is 
fully signed. 



town of Peabody, whose terms expire in the year following 
said election; and at every subsequent city election, two 
members shall be elected in succession to such others as 
now hold office under said town or to such as are elected 
under the provisions hereof, whose terms expire in the year 
following said election. 

Section 44. A petition meeting the requirements herein- 
after specified 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 
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, 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 provided. 

Section 45. Signatures to initiative petitions need not 
be all on one paper. All such papers pertaining to any one 
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 the 
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 the petition the regis- 
trars of voters shall ascertain by what number of registered 
voters the petition is signed, and what percentage that 
number bears to 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 
with the said petition to the city council or to the school 
committee, as the case may be, and at the same time shall 
send a copy of the certificate to one or more of the persons 
designated on the petition as filing the same. 

Section 46. If any initiative petition be signed by 
registered voters equal in number, except as is otherwise 
provided in this act, to at least twenty per cent of the whole 
number of registered voters, the city council or the school 
committee shall, within twenty days after the date of the 
certificate of the registrars of voters that the petition has 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 287 

been signed by the required percentage of registered voters, 
either: — 

1. Pass said measure without alteration, subject to the Passage. 
referendum vote provided for by this act or, 

2. The city council shall call a special election to be held ^^^^tej^'''^ 
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 approaching election. 

Section 47. If an initiative petition be signed by regis- Referendum, 
tered voters equal in nimiber to at least eight per cent but ^iis" ^'^*'*'°'^ 
less than twenty per cent of the total number of registered 
voters, and said measure be not passed without alteration 
within twenty days by the city council or the school com- 
mittee, as provided in the preceding section, then such pro- 
posed measure, without alteration, shall be submitted by the 
city council to a vote of the registered voters of the city at 
the next annual city election. 

Section 48. If within twenty days after the final passage Protests. 
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, 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, re- 
pealed 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 i)art thereof shall forth- 
with 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 provided for by this section shall be termed partition. ^^ 
a referendum i)etition. 



288 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 300. 



Procedure, etc. 



Women voters 
to be counted. 



City council 
may submit 
questions to 
voters. 



Measures with 

conflicting 

provisions. 



Ballots to show 
nature of 
measure. 

Number of 
votes necessary, 
etc. 



Rights, legal 
proceedings, 
etc., not to be 
affected. 



The procedure in respect to the referendum petition shall 
be the same as that provided by section forty-seven 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 understood 
to replace the word "initiative" in that section. 

Section 49. For the purposes of this act, the number of 
registered women voters shall be counted in fixing the 
requisite number of signatures for initiative and referendum 
petitions as to measures affecting the public schools, and on 
the same they shall have the right to vote and to sign in- 
itiative and referendum petitions. But the number of such 
women voters shall not be counted in fixing the number of 
signatures on such petitions relating to other than school 
matters. 

Section 50. 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 administration, submit to a vote of 
the registered voters of the city for adoption or rejection at 
a general or special city election any proposed measure, or 
a proposal 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 51. If two or more proposed measures passed at 
the same election contain conflicting provisions, that one of 
the measures which received the larger number of affirmative 
votes shall take effect and the other to the extent of the 
inconsistency, shall be void. 

Section 52. The ballots used in voting upon any such 
proposed measure shall state the nature thereof in terms 
sufficient to show its substance. 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 53. The passage or acceptance of this act shall 
not affect any rights accruing or accrued, or any suit, prose- 
cution or any penalty or forfeiture previously incurred or 
other legal proceeding pending at the time when this act shall 
go into operation, wherein the town of Peabody is a party 
or in any way interested. All persons then holding office in 
said town shall continue to hold the same, notwithstanding 
the passage thereof, until the organization of the city govern- 
ment shall be effected, and until their successors shall be 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 301. 289 

elected, or appointed, and qualified. All laws, by-laws, rules 
and regulations, general or special, relating to the town of 
Peabody, in force at the time of the passage of this act, shall, 
until altered, amended or repealed, continue in force in the 
city of Peabody, so far as the same are not inconsistent here- 
with. 

Section 54. The words "officer", "officers", "admin- Certain terms 
istrative officers", "ordinance" and the terms "registered 
voter" and "regular municipal election", as used in this 
act shall have the same meaning which they have in section 
one Part I of chapter two hundred and sixty-seven of the 
General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 55. This act shall be submitted to the legal ^ubm°ttedto 
voters of said town at the state election in the year nineteen Jt°*4'"gigctiou* 
hundred and sixteen for their acceptance or rejection. At 
such election the polls shall be open not less than eight 
hours and the vote shall be taken by ballot in answer to 
the following question to be placed thereon: — "Shall an 
act passed by the general court in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, entitled 'An Act to incorporate 
the city of Peabody' be accepted?" And if 
a majority of the votes cast thereon are in the 
affirmative, the same shall thereupon take full efl'ect; but 
not otherwise. So much hereof as provides for its submis- 
sion to the voters of said town shall take effect upon its 
passage. A j) proved May 8, 1916. 



YES. 
NO. 







Chap.301 



[1914, 313; 1915, 290. Spec] 

An Act to authorize the duxbury fire and water 
district to refund a part of its indebtedness. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section six of chapter three hundred and ^^,j^,;;j^^j^ "• 
thirteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and four- 
teen is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the 
following: — except that if during the years nineteen hun- 
dred and sixteen, nineteen hundred and seventeen and nine- 
teen hundred and eighteen, the income derived from water 
rates shall not 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, the said district, for the purpose of 
refunding an equal amount of its bonds maturing in said 



290 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chap. 301. 



Duxbury Fire 
and Water 
District may 
refund part of 
its indebted- 
ness. 



years, may issue in each of said years bonds and notes to 
an amount not exceeding two thousand dollars. Such 
bonds and notes shall be denominated on the face thereof, 
Duxbury Fire and Water District Refunding Loan, Act of 
1916, shall be signed by the treasurer of the district and 
countersigned by the chairman of the water commissioners, 
and shall be payable at the rate of one thousand dollars in 
each of the years nineteen hundred and thirty-five to nine- 
teen hundred and forty, inclusive, in the order of their 
issue. Said district may sell said refunding bonds or notes 
at public or private sale for the purposes of this act, upon 
such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not 
for less than their par value. Said refunding bonds or notes 
shall be exempt from taxation, — so as to read as follows : 
— Section 6. Said district shall, at the time of authorizing 
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 w^ater 
rates, wall 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; except that if 
during the years nineteen hundred and sixteen, nineteen 
hundred and seventeen and nineteen hundred and eighteen, 
the income derived from water rates shall not 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, the said 
district, for the purpose of refunding an equal amount of 
its bonds maturing in said years, may issue in each of said 
years bonds and notes to an amount not exceeding two 
thousand dollars. Such bonds and notes shall be denominated 
on the face thereof, Duxbury Fire and Water District Re- 
funding Loan, Act of 1916, shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the district and countersigned by the chairman of the 
w^ater commissioners, and shall be payable at the rate of 
one thousand dollars in each of the years nineteen hundred 
and thirty-five to nineteen hundred and forty, inclusive, in 
the order of their issue. Said district may sell said refunding 
bonds or notes at public or private sale for the purposes of 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 302. 291 

this act, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem 
proper, but not for less than their par vahie. Said refunding 
bonds or notes shall be exempt from. taxation. 

Section 2. Section one of chapter two hundred and Repeal, 
ninety of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen is hereby repealed. A'p-proved May 8, 1916. 

[1871,133; 1873, 356; 1874, 244; 1875,222; 1886,353; 1891,114; 1892,362; 1893,220; 1894, 
233; 1895, 37, 478; 1897, 286; 1900, 156; 1907, 493; 1908, 320; 1909, 437; 1913, 749, 767; 
1914, 238; 1915, 367, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the city of fall river to increase Cha'p.2>^2 

.VND protect its WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 
Section 1. The citv of Fall River, for the purpose of cityofPaii 

, . .'.,,. 1 (• . , River may 

supplvmo; water to its inhabitants and or protecting the increase and 

. . protect Its 

purity of its water supply, is hereby authorized to take, or water supply. 

acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold, divert and 

convey to and through said city, the waters of any pond 

or stream within the limits of the city of Fall River, or of 

the watershed of INIill brook in the town of Freetown, and 

the water rights connected with any such water source, 

including the rights of any person or corporation to take, 

cause to be taken, to have delivered or to exercise control 

over the waters of any present or proposed source of its 

water supply, 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 the 

city of Fall River: proiyided, however, that no source of water Provisos. 

sui)ply 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, which may 

authorize the substitution of any other source of supply, 

within the aforesaid limits, for any source hereinbefore 

described; and provided, also, that the situation of all dams, 

reservoirs, and other structures or appliances used, as or in 

connection with, sources of water supply under this act 

shall be subject to the approval of the said department. 

Section 2. The city of Fall River shall at all times To have 
hereafter have the right to divert into South Watuppa pond, cemin ponds. 
from North Watuppa pond any streams, brooks or waters 
now flowing thereinto and shall have the right from time to 
time to divert into North Watuppa pond, from South 
Watuppa pond, any streams, brooks or waters now flowing 



292 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 302. 



Proviso. 



May erect 
structures, 
lay pipes, etc. 



Provisos. 



thereinto, if such diversion shall be approved by the state 
department of health: yrovided, that the total volume of 
water diverted into North Watuppa pond is not greater 
than the amount diverted from North Watuppa pond into 
South Watuppa pond; and said city shall have the right to 
purchase or take any land and property within the water- 
shed of all brooks and streams that may be diverted from 
South W^atuppa pond to North Watuppa pond. The city 
shall also have the right to raise or change from time to 
time as it may deem expedient the level of the surface of 
North Watuppa pond. 

Section 3. The said city may construct on its lands or 
on lands acquired under the provisions of this act proper 
dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, buildings, fixtures, pipes, 
drains, sewers, filters and other structures, and may make 
excavations, procure and operate machinery, may deepen, 
widen, and clear of obstruction any brook, stream, or water 
course, and may straighten or alter the same, or divert the 
waters thereof, and may provide such other means and ap- 
pliances and do such other things as may be necessary for 
carrying out the provisions of this act, and for that purj^ose 
may construct 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, public or other ways, and along such 
ways in the city of Fall River or in the town of Freetown, 
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 
city may dig up or raise and embank any lands, highways 
or other ways in such manner as to cause the least possible 
hindrance to public travel thereon: ■provided, that no con- 
duits or pipes shall be laid in a public way in the town of 
Freetown without the consent and approval of the select- 
men of that town; and provided, further, that any public 
way in said town in which work is done under the provisions 
of this act shall be restored by the city of Fall Kiver to a 
condition satisfactory to the said selectmen. Said city 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 
said cor})oration, or, in case of failure so to agree, as may be 
approved by the public service commission. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 302. 293 

Section 4. Said city shall within ninety days after Description of 
taking any of the aforesaid lands, rights of way, water, water to be 'recorded, 
rights, or easements, file and cause to be recorded in the 
registry of deeds for that district of the county of Bristol 
in which said lands lie, or in which said rights are to be 
exercised and controlled a description thereof sufficiently 
accurate and specific for identification, with a statement of 
the purpose for which the same were taken, signed by the 
mayor of the city. The title to all lands and rights so ac- 
quired shall thereupon vest in the city of Fall River, and 
shall be managed, improved and controlled by it for the 
protection of the water supply of the city. 

Section 5. Said city shall have the right to enter upon May make 
any lands for the purpose of making surveys, test pits ^"'"^^'^''"'" 
and borings, and may take or otherwise acquire the right 
temporarily to occupy any lands necessary for the con- 
struction of any works or for any other purposes au- 
thorized by this act, subject to the provisions of section six 
hereof. 

Section 6. Said city shall pay all damages to property Damages, 
sustained by any person or corporation by the taking of any 
lands, rights of way, water, water sources, water courses, 
water rights or easements or by any other thing done by 
the city under authority of this act. Any person or cor- 
poration sustaining damages as aforesaid and failing to 
agree with the city 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 
assessment of damages upon any such application shall be 
made for the taking of any water, water rights, or for any 
injury thereto, and the said period of two years shall not 
begin to run until the water is actually withdrawn or diverted 
by the city under the authority of this act. Said city may 
by vote of the city council from time to time determine 
what amount or quantity of water it proposes to take under 
this act; in which case any damages caused by the taking 
shall be based upon such amount or quantity until the same 
shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and in that event 
the city shall be further liable only for the additional damages 
caused by such additional taking. 



294 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 302. 



City of Fall 
River, Water 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Section 7. Said city for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act 
may issue, from time to time, bonds or notes to an amount 
not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, in 
excess of the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, City 
of Fall River, Water Loan, Act of 1916, 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, payable semi-annually, 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 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. The city may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and con- 
ditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be 
used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 8. Said city shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with section se^•en 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 maintaining and operating its water works and the interest 
as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued under authority of 
this act or of any previous act authorizing the issue of bonds 
or notes for water supply purposes, and to make the necessary 
annual payments for the retirement of bonds or notes issued 
under authority of this act or of any previous act for water 
supply purposes, and to meet all sinking fund requirements 
for the year on account of any such bonds or notes, shall 
without further vote be assessed by the assessors of the city 
annually thereafter, in a manner similar to that in which 
other taxes are assessed, until all debts for water supply 
purposes incurred under authority of this act or previous 
acts have been extinguished. If in any year the income of 
the water works shall exceed the sum necessary to pay the 
interest on said securities and to provide for the requirements 
of the sinking funds or for the retirement of securities issued 
for water works purposes, the surplus may be used either 
for the purchase and retirement of a part of the outstanding 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 303. 295 

indebtedness of the city for water supply purposes, or for 
the extension and improvement of the water works system, 
including the protection of the purity of the water, and for 
no other purposes. 

Section 9. If the city of Fall River shall under authority To make public 

p , , • , . . "" • . 1 . ways safe, etc. 

or this act, construct any reservoir in such manner as to 
flow any existing public way, it shall raise the way to such 
grade as to make it reasonably safe and convenient for 
travel, or shall build in place of any part of the way so 
closed another suitable way, with all necessary fences and 
culverts, which shall thereafter be a public way. 

Section 10. The city is further authorized to sell by Mayseiicer- 
public auction or otherwise any land, property, or materials etc" ^''"p^''*^' 
acquired under this act or under any prior acts for the ex- 
tension, purification or protection of its water supply which, 
by reason of diversion of drainage or otherwise, may no 
longer be required for any of the said purposes; and the 
proceeds shall revert to the funds of the water department. 

Section 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1016. 



[1900, 250; 1903, 242, 302; 1914, 259.] 

An Act relative to the construction of sewers and r'z,^^. ono 

DRAINS IN THE CITY OF REVERE. ' 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The municipal council of the city of Revere, city of Revere 
acting in behalf of the city, shall have power to construct, "ewerage^*'^"''' 
maintain and operate any system of sewerage or sewage ^y^^'^'"- 
disposal, or any extension of or addition to any system here- 
tofore or hereafter adopted by the town or city of Revere 
and may also construct, maintain and operate such works 
as it may deem necessary in connection with any such 
system. For the above purpose, and for the purpose of pro- 
viding surface or other drainage for any part of said city, 
guarding against the pollution of waters, and otherwise 
protecting the public health, the municipal council may lay, 
make and maintain such main drains or systems of drains 
as it shall deem best, may deepen, widen and clear of ob- 
structions any brook, stream or water course, may divert 
the same, and may straighten or alter the channels thereof, 
and for any of the foregoing purposes shall have full power 
to take by purchase or otherwise any lands, fiats, water 



296 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 303. 



To make 
declaration 
of taking 
for record in 
Suffolk registry 
of deeds. 



Notice to 
owners, etc. 



To make offer 
to petitioner 
for damages. 



rights and rights of way, in fee, or easements in the same in 
the said city, and may construct such sewers and drains 
under or over any water course, bridge, railroad, highway 
or other way, and may enter upon and dig up any land, 
street or way, public or private, for the purpose of laying 
such sewers, main drains or systems of drains beneath the 
surface thereof and of maintaining and repairing the same, 
and may do any and all things necessary or proper for the 
purposes of this act. 

Section 2. When lands, flats, water rights, rights of 
way or easements are taken by virtue of the preceding 
section the proceedings shall be the same as are provided 
by law for the laying out of town ways; and the municipal 
council, acting on behalf of the city, shall make a declaration 
of taking, together with plans of the same, comprising a 
description thereof, as certain as is required in a conveyance 
of land, and specifying that the same are taken by authority 
of this act, and shall cause the declaration and plans to be 
recorded in the registry of deeds for the county of Suffolk; 
and upon such recording the fee in the lands, or if any ease- 
ment or other estate less than the fee therein be specified 
and described in the deed of purchase or in the description 
and statement of taking to be recorded as aforesaid, then 
such easement or estate shall vest in the city of Revere, 
which shall pay all damages therefor. The council at the 
time of such taking, shall notify the owners in writing, and 
may agree with any person or corporation injured upon the 
damages sustained by any taking of property or rights for 
the purposes aforesaid, and if the damages are not agreed 
upon a jury in the superior court for said county may be 
had, upon petition of the aggrieved party, to determine the 
same, in the manner provided by law for determining the 
damages for land taken for town ways; but no suit or pe- 
tition shall be brought after the expiration of two years 
from the date of the recording as herein provided. 

Section 3. In every case for the assessment of damages 
by a jury the council may at any time fiJe in the office of 
the clerk of said court an offer in writing to pay the petitioner 
a specified sum as damages, a copy of wliich shall be served 
upon the petitioner; and if the petitioner does not accept 
the same within ten days after notice of such offer, and does 
not finally recover a sum greater than that offered, not in- 
cluding interest from the date of offer on the sum so re- 
covered, the city shall recover costs from the date of said 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 303. 297 

notice and have execution therefor, and the petitioner, if 
he recovers damages, shall recover costs only to said date. 
Section 4. The municipal council shall determine what co^t. ^o^, 

n . , p divided, etc. 

proportion or the cost oi said system or systems or sewerage 
and sewage disposal the city shall pay: provided, that it Proviso, 
shall pay not less than one third nor more than one half of 
the whole cost. The remaining cost shall be borne by the 
owners of the estates situated within the territory embraced 
and benefited thereby, upon such equitable rate, proportion- 
ate to the benefit derived, and based upon the measure- 
ment of the area of the lots, or according to the valuation 
of the property, or in such other legal manner as may be 
determined by the municipal council; but no estate shall 
be deemed to be benefited until a sewer is constructed 
capable of receiving the drainage, and in no case shall an 
assessment upon any estate exceed the value of the special 
benefit accruing thereto. In the case of corner estates Comer estates, 
abutting on more than one sewered street the same area 
shall not be assessed twice, and no estate or portion of an 
estate which has already paid a sewer assessment shall be 
re-assessed. No particular or other sewer from any estate 
or part of an estate not already assessed or not liable to 
assessment or charge as provided above shall be entered 
into a common sewer, except upon the payment of such an 
assessment and charge, and upon such other terms and 
conditions, as the city engineer shall determine. The pro- Betterment 
visions of law allowing assessment of betterments in the 
case of town ways shall apply to the laying out and con- 
struction of drains under this act. 

Section 5. When a sewer or drain in a street, way or pian, etc., 
district, or part of a street, way or district, public or private, *° ® ^'^'^^ 
included within any of said systems, is completed and ready 
for use, the municipal council shall within one year file a 
certificate and plan in the office of the city collector, desig- 
nating the street, way or district, or part of a street, way or 
district in v;hich the sewer or drain has been completed, and 
setting forth the names of the supposed owners of the estates 
abutting and benefited, the area assessed, and the amount 
of assessment or charge to be paid by each owner; and the 
collector shall forthwith make a demand in writing for the 
payment of such assessments or charges, and every such 
owner shall within three months after such demand is served 
on him or on the occupant of his estate, or sent by mail to 
the last address of such owner known to the collector, pay 



298 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 303. 



Proviso. 



Rate of 

interest. 



Proviso. 



Assessment to 
constitute a 
lien. 



to the collector the sum so assessed or charged, with interest 
at the rate of six per cent per annum, after thirty days 
from the date of said notice: provided, that the board of 
assessors shall on written request of any such owner, made 
within the said three months, apportion such assessment 
or charge into such number of equal parts, not exceeding 
ten, as the owner shall designate in his request; and they 
shall certify such apportionment to the collector. Interest 
from the date of the apportionment at the rate of six per 
cent per annum shall be added to each of said assessments 
or charges until they are paid, and one of said parts shall 
thereafter be added by the assessors to the annual tax on 
such estates for each year next ensuing, until all of said 
parts have so been added, unless sooner paid, as hereinafter 
provided; and provided, further, that nothing herein con- 
tained shall be construed to prevent the payment at any 
time of two or more parts in one payment, notwithstanding 
its prior apportionment, of any balance of any assessment 
or charges then remaining unpaid; but interest on such 
balance at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be paid 
to the date of such payment ; and thereupon the city collector 
shall receive the same and shall certify such payment or 
payments to the assessors, who shall preserve a record 
thereof. 

Section 6. The assessment or charge under section four 
shall constitute a lien upon the estate, which shall continue 
for three years after said certificate is filed and demand is 
served as above provided, or, in case of apportionment, until 
the expiration of two years from the date when the last 
instalment is committed to the collector of taxes; and said 
assessment, together with interest at the rate of six per 
cent per annum, may, with incidental costs and expenses, 
be levied by sale of the estate or so much thereof as will be 
sufficient to discharge the assessment and interest and 
intervening charges. If the assessment is not paid within 
three months after service of said notice, or, if apportioned, 
within three months after any part has become due, such 
sale and the proceedings connected therewith shall be con- 
ducted in the same manner in which sales for the non- 
payment of taxes are conducted; and real estate so sold 
may be redeemed in the same manner as if it had been sold 
for the non-payment of taxes. Such assessments or parts 
thereof may also be collected by an action of contract, in 
the name of the city of Revere, against the owner of the 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 303. 299 

estate brought at any time within three years after the 
same has become due. 

Section 7. Any person aggrieved by an assessment may, Appeal. 
at any time within three months after service of the demand 
mentioned in section five of this act, apply to the superior 
court of said county for a jury to revise the same; but 
before making such apphcation he shall give to the mu- 
nicipal council fourteen days' notice in writing of his in- 
tention so to do, and shall therein particularly specify his 
objections to the assessment, to which specification he shall 
be confined before the jury. 

Section 8. The municipal council may, with the written Council may 
consent and under the supervision of the metropolitan park sewers'i'e'tc., 
commission, construct, maintain and operate sewers and etc^"^^'^''' 
drains in any location granted therefor by the said com- 
mission in any park, parkway, road or reservation con- 
trolled by the commission in the city of Revere, and may 
levy and collect assessments for the same on abutting estates, 
in the manner provided in previous sections of this act. 

Section 9. The council may prescribe rules and regu- May make 
lations for connecting estates and buildings with said sewers regukUons. 
and drains, and for the inspection of the materials, the con- 
struction, alteration and use of all connections and drains 
entering into such sewers or drains, and may prescribe 
penalties, not exceeding twenty dollars, for every violation 
of any such rule or regulation. Such rules or regulations Rules and 
shall be published not less than once a week for three sue- j^a'plTbiTshed' 
cessive weeks in one or more newspapers published in the »° newspapers. 
city of Revere, and shall not take effect until such publi- 
cation has been made. The council may lay, make and 
maintain particular sewers or drains from common sewers 
or main drains to the street line, and particular drains or 
sewers so laid shall be the property of the city. The owner 
of any estate benefited by such particular sewer or drain 
shall pay to the city toward the cost thereof, and for the 
permanent privilege of using the same, such reasonable 
sum as the council shall determine; and said sum may be 
fixed at the estimated average cost of all such particular 
sewers or 4rains within the territory for which a system of 
sewers and drains has been built and adopted. 

Section 10. The provisions of chaj)tcr fifty of the Re- Certain pro- 
vised Laws and of acts in amendment thereof pertaining to lawVappiy. 
sewers and drains, and of chapter two hundred and forty- 
five of the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety- 



300 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 304, 305. 



two, so far as the same are not inconsistent with this act, 
shall apply to the city of Revere in carrying out the pro- 
visions of this act. 
Repeal. SECTION 11. Chapter two hundred and fifty of the acts 

of the year nineteen hundred is hereby repealed. 
Section 12. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 9, 1916. 



Chap. S04i An Act to authorize the city of neav Bedford to pay 

AN ANNUITY TO EDWARD T. TUCKER. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of New Bedford is hereby author- 
ized to pay to Edward T. Tucker an annuity equal to one 
half of the compensation received by him as physician in 
the poor department of the city. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its accept- 
ance by the city council of the said city, with the approval 
of the mayor. Approved May 9, 1916. 



City of New 
Bedford may 
pay an 
annuity to 
Kdward T. 
Tucker. 

Act to be 
submitted to 
city council, 
etc. 



Chap. 305 An Act to provide for the setting off by metes and 

BOUNT)S OF THE LAND OF JEFFRIES NECK PASTURE IN THE 
TOWN OF IPSWICH AMONG THE OWNERS THEREOF. 



Appointment 
of com- 
missioner to 
sell rights in 
Jfeffries Neck 
Pasture in 
Ipswich. 



Rendering of 
account to the 
court, etc. 



Setting off 
land by metes 
and bounds. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The i)robate court for the county of Essex 
may, upon application of any right owner in the land known 
as Jeffries Neck Pasture in the town of Ipswich, appoint a 
commissioner to make sale at public auction of those rights 
in said pasture the owners of which are unknown. 

Section 2. After such sale the said commissioner shall 
render an account to the said court, and the court may 
order the net proceeds of the sale to be deposited or invested, 
to accumulate for the person or persons entitled thereto, in 
the same manner and under like provisions and restrictions 
as is provided by law in case of the deposit or investment 
of unclaimed moneys in the hands of executors, adminis- 
trators, guardians or trustees, and, if not claimed within 
seven years after the date of deposit, the said proceeds, with 
interest thereon, shall escheat to the commonwealth. 

Section 3. After a sale as aforesaid the said court, upon 
the application of any right owner, may appoint one or 
more commissioners with all the usual powers of such com- 
missioners appointed by the probate court to make partition 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 306, 307. 301 

of the said land by metes and bounds among the owners 
thereof according to their interest, and to set off and assign 
to such owners their share, as nearly as may be, in accordance 
with the law and practice relative to partition of land in 
the probate court. 
Section 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apjjroved May 10, 1916. 



Chap.SOG 



An Act to provide for the ratification of a certain 
vote of the town of weitmouth relatr^e to the 

purchase of LAND FOR SCHOOLHOUSE PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloics: 

Section 1 . The vote passed b}' the town of Weymouth Certain vote 
at its annual meeting held on the sixth day of ]\Iarch in the vveymouth 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, to purchase for school- ''^ ' ® ■ 
house purposes, a certain tract of land in said town contain- 
ing seven and one half acres and to pay therefor the sum 
of fifty-five hundred dollars, is hereby confirmed and ratified, 
and said vote shall have full force and effect notwithstanding 
the provisions of chapter two hundred and sixty-three of 
the General Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of Submitted to 
the town of Wevmouth at the state election in the current voters at next 

1 p " c 1 f II • • 1 11 ^*"''*'® election. 

year, m the form or the toliownig question to be placed 
upon the official ballot: "Shall an act passed by the general 
court in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen, entitled 
'An Act to provide for the ratification of a certain vote of 
the town of Weymouth relative to the purchase of land for 
schoolhouse purposes' be accepted?" And said 
act shall take full effect only upon its accept- 
ance by a majority of the qualified voters of 
said town, voting thereon. Approved May 10, 1916. 



An Act in addition to the act making APPuopiiiATioNs nhnjy 397 

FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY 
LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUuics: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropria- 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- l^"\"u' '""'" 



YES. 




NO. 





monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless it is otherwise ^^''*^ 
specified, to wit: — 



ineouM 
iwes. 



302 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 307. 



Reimbursing 
city of North- 
ampton for 
support of 
certain scliools. 



Mary L. 
Spelman. 



New England 
Industrial 
School for 
Deaf Mutes. 

Massachusetts 
Charitable 
Eye and Ear 
Infirmary. 

Reprinting 
guide book of 
state house. 



Annuity for 
William G. 
Butler. 



Virgil C. Pond 
and Annie W. 
Pond Crocker. 



Commission to 
consider 
question of 
abolishing 
trial justice 
system. 

Certain indexes 
in office of 
secretary of 
common- 
wealth. 



Marking 
boundary lines 
between Mas- 
sachusetts, 
New York, 
Vermont and 
New Hamp- 
shire. 



Maintenance 
of channel 
of Alewife 
brook. 



For reimbursing the city of Northampton for the support 
of the Smith's Agricultural School and Northampton School 
of Industries, as authorized by chapter sixteen of the resolves 
of the present year, the sum of eighty-eight hundred forty- 
seven dollars and eighty-five cents. 

For Mary L. Spelman, of Westfield, as authorized by 
chapter twenty of the resolves of the present year, the sum 
of thirty-nine dollars and fourteen cents. 

For the New England Industrial School for Deaf Mutes, as 
authorized by chapter twenty-two of the resolves of the 
present year, the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, 
as authorized by chapter twenty-three of the resolves of 
the present year, the sum of forty-five thousand dollars. 

For reprinting the guide book of the state house, as au- 
thorized by chapter twenty-five of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For an annuity for William G. Butler of Medford, as au- 
thorized by chapter twenty-six of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding one hundred four dollars and four 
cents. 

For Virgil C. Pond, of Brookline, and Annie W. Pond 
Crocker, of Foxborough, upon the approval of the highway 
commission, as authorized by chapter twenty-nine of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred and eighty dollars. 

For expenses of the commission to consider the question 
of abolishing the trial justice system, as authorized by 
chapter thirty of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the cost of making certain indexes in the office of the 
secretary of the commonwealth, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to 
any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

To be expended by the board of harbor and land commis- 
sioners in marking the boundary lines between the com- 
monwealth of Massachusetts and the states of New York, 
Vermont and New Hampshire, as authorized by chapter 
thirty-four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

To be expended by the metropolitan park commission for 
the maintenance of the channel of Alewife brook, as author- 
ized by chapter thirty-five of the resolves of the present year, 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 307. 303 

a sum not exceeding three thousand dollars, the same to 
be paid from the Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, 
Boulevards. 
For the New Bedford textile school, as authorized by New Bedford 

1 , , 1 • , . n , 1 1 2,1 j_ textile school. 

chapter thirty-six or the resolves oi the present year, a sum 
not exceeding twenty-seven thousand dollars. 

Upon the approval of the board of registration in medicine, Reimbursement 
for the reimbursement of certain applicants for registration app?ibants for 
in medicine, as authorized by chapter thirty-eight of the mldkme?'^ ^°' 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding four hun- 
dred seventy-three dollars and twenty-nine cents. 

For John W. Flannery, of Fall River, as authorized by JohnW. 
chapter forty-one of the resolves of the present year, the ^°^'^^' 
sum of twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the executors of the estate of Sarah Ella Hartshorn, Executors of 
as authorized by chapter forty-two of the resolves of thelarahEiia 
present year, the sum of four thousand eighteen dollars and hartshorn. 
one cent, to be paid from the receipts from inheritance taxes. 

For the salaries and expenses of the commission for the Commission 
consolidation and arrangement of the General Laws of the soUdadon of 
commonwealth, as authorized by chapter forty-three of the ofTomm^-'^ 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding twelve wealth, 
thousand dollars. 

For reimbursing the towns of Ayer, Shirley and West Reimbursing 
Boylston for the support of a superintendent of schools, as shirieyanci 
authorized by chapter forty-four of the resolves of the ^^^ °^ ^^^' 
present year, the sum of two hundred ninety-one dollars and 
sixty-seven cents. 

For an annuity for Emma F. Jobe, as authorized by Annuity for 
chapter forty-five of the resolves of the present year, a sum jobe. 
not exceeding one hundred twenty-seven dollars and seventy- 
seven cents. 

To be expended by the state department of health, for the Prevention and 

,• 1 ^ • n i-i- ji'ii suppression of 

prevention and suppression oi syphilis, as authorized by syphilis. 
chapter forty-seven of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the chief of the Employment 
district police, for expenses in connection with the employ- sistent"in*" 
ment of expert assistance in the enforcement of the statute o°l"LuiTe^°* 
relative to explosives and inflammable fluids and compounds, '','Jo^,*i'^^p®8 a^nf^" 
as authorized by chapter sixty -five of the General Acts of infiammabio 
the present year, a sum not exceeding two hundred and 
fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount hereto- 
fore appropriated for this puri)ose. 



304 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 307. 



Expenses in 
state librarj-. 



Allowances to 
officers of 
militia for 
care of 
property. 



Salaries of 
certain officers 
employed by 
trustees' of 
hospitals for 
consumptives. 



Salaries of 
employees of 
state examiners 
of electricians. 



Preparation of 
sectional plans. 



Salaries of 
certain em- 
ployees of state 
department 
of health. 



As authorized by chapter one hundred and twelve of the 
General Acts of the present year, certain appropriations 
heretofore made for expenses in the state library are hereby 
adjusted as follows: For clerks and assistants, the sum of 
eleven hundred and eighty dollars, and for temporary 
clerical assistance, the sum of five hundred dollars, both to 
be transferred from the appropriation of ten thousand dollars 
heretofore made for books, and to be in addition to any 
amounts heretofore appropriated for these purposes. Also, 
to be expended under the direction of the trustees of the 
state library for cataloguing, the sum of five thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore 
appropriated for this purpose. 

To be expended upon the approval of the adjutant general 
for allowances to officers of the militia for the care of prop- 
erty, a sum not exceeding nine hundred dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For the salary of the agent employed by the trustees of 
hospitals for consumptives to inspect hospitals in cities and 
towns, a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, and for the 
salary of a trained social worker, employed by said board to 
look up discharged patients, a sum not exceeding one hun- 
dred dollars, both to be in addition to any amounts hereto- 
fore appropriated for these purposes. 

For salaries and expenses of employees of the state ex- 
aminers of electricians, a sum not exceeding two hundred 
and fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this i)urpose. 

To be expended by the land court in the preparation of 
sectional plans, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
twenty-three of the General Acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and fifteen, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

To be expended under the direction of the commissioner of 
health for salary and expenses of the epidemiologist, a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars; for the salaries, travelling 
and other expenses of the inspectors of health, a sum not 
exceeding five hundred dollars; and for the services of 
engineers, chemists, biologists, experts, clerks and other 
employees and for necessary travelling and other expenses 
incurred in the protection of the purity of inland waters, in 
the examination of sewer outlets, and in the examination of 
the sanitary condition of certain rivers and water courses, 
a sum not exceeding eight hundred dollars, severally to be 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 308. 305 

in addition to the sums heretofore appropriated for these 
purposes. 

For the maintenance of the Lakeville state sanatorium, a Lakeviiie state 
sum not exceeding seven hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

To be expended by the metropolitan park commission, improvements 
from the IMetropolitan Parks INIaintenance Fund, for the and Lynn shOTe 
construction and maintenance of a public comfort station reservations. 
or sanitary building for the use of King's beach and Lynn 
shore reservation, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
six of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars. 

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

Approved May 11, 1916. 



[1833, 109; 1834, 175; 1837, 113, 188; 1839, 82; 1841, 50; 1843, 90; 1844, 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, 386; 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; 1880,205; 1881 
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, 144, 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; 1915, 
380, Spec] 

An Act to provide for raising the grade of commercial r*/,^^ qqq 

STREET in the CITY OF LYNN UNDER THE BOSTON AND ^' 

MAINE RAILROAD BRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The Boston and Maine Railroad is hereby Boston and 
authorized and ordered forthwith to raise the grade of to^'rT^e^gradTof 
Commercial street, a public way in the city of Lynn, so that ^"^^fnlynn 
the roadway under the railroad bridge will be at such an under railroad 

1 . . . . • 1 1 • bridge. 

elevation as to msure proper street drainage; said elevation 
at its crown to be substantially at grade L3.65 above Lynn 
city base. The work shall be accomplished in such manner 
as to preserve head room of at least fourteen feet from the 
crown of the roadway of said street to the under side of said 
bridge. The said corporation is authorized to modify the 
grade of its tracks at and in the vicinity of the said street, if 
track grade changes are necessary to accomplish the above 
mentioned result. The change of grade of said street shall 
extend northerly to the southerly line of Charles street, and 
in a southerly direction not farther than the northerly line 



306 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 

of Alley street. Within the change of grade of said street 
the roadway shall be paved in such manner as shall be de- 
termined by the commissioner of streets and highways to be 
most suitable for the needs of the city; but if the cost of the 
pavement exceeds the cost of a concrete pavement similar 
to those pavements existing elsewhere in said city, the 
excess shall be borne by the city. The catch basins shall be 
reconstructed to conform to the new street grade. The 
sidewalks shall be of gravel and the curbstones of granite. 
After the completion of the work the expense of maintenance 
and repair shall be borne as provided in section thirty-eight 
of Part I of chapter four hundred and sixty-three of the acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and six, and acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto. 

Damages. Section 2. Damages caused to the owners of property 

affected by the changes herein authorized may be determined 
and assessed in the manner provided for the determination 
and assessment of damages caused by the laying out of 
public ways in cities. 

Division of Section 3. The street railway company using the said 

street shall pay the actual cost of change of grade of its 
railway, including the cost of the pavement between its 
rails and for a distance of eighteen inches outside thereof. 
Except as provided in section one, the Boston and Maine 
Railroad shall pay sixty-five per cent and the city of Lynn 
thirty-five per cent of the remaining actual cost of the altera- 
tions herein prescribed, including property damages. 

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

Ajyproved May 11, 1916. 



Chap.SOd An Act to authorize the town of marblehead to con- 
struct A SYSTEM OF SEWERAGE. 



Town of Section 1. The town of Marblehead is hereby author- 

may construct jzcd to lay out, construct, maintain and operate a system or 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
id 

tnict 

sylt^em? systcms of main drains and common sewers for a part or the 

whole of its territory, with such connections and other works 
as may be required for a system of sewage disposal; and 
to construct such sewers or main drains over or under land 
or tide water in the said town as may be necessary to conduct 
the sewage to the ocean, and to establish filter beds for the 
treatment of the sewage collected by said system, and for the 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 307 

purpose of providing better surface or other drainage, 
guarding against pollution of waters and otherwise protecting , 
the public health, may lay, make and maintain such main 
drains as it deems best. For the purposes aforesaid the 
town may, within its limits, deepen, widen, and clear of 
obstruction any brook, stream or water course, and may 
straighten or alter the channel or divert the water thereof, 
and may make and maintain sub-drains, and, with the 
approval of the state department of health, discharge the 
water into any brook, stream or water course within the 
town. 

Section 2. The town of Marblehead is hereby further May ky con- 
authorized to lay in the said town in any way where main et^c!"°^ sewers, 
drains or common sewers are constructed under the pro- 
visions of this act such connecting drains, under-drains and 
sewers within the limits of such way as may be necessary to 
connect any estate which abuts upon the way. 

Section 3. The town shall elect bv ballot at an annual ^^wer com- 

1 1 p 1 * . . 1 1 11 rnissioners, 

meetmg a board oi three sewer commissioners, who shall election, term, 

be citizens of the town, to hold office for one, two and three 

years, respectively, from the date of their election, and until 

their successors are elected and qualified; and thereafter at 

each annual town meeting, the town shall elect one member 

of the board to serve for three years or until his successor is 

elected and qualified. 

Section 4. Said board of commissioners, acting for and May take 
in behalf of said town, shall have full power to take or to lands, etc. 
acquire by purchase or otherwise any lands, water rights, 
rights of way or easements in said town, public or private, 
necessary for any purpose mentioned in this act, and may 
construct such main drains and sewers under or over any 
water course, bridge, railroad, railway, highway, boulevard, 
or other way, or within the location of any railroad, and 
may enter upon and dig up any private land, street or way 
or railroad location, for the purpose of laying such drains 
and sewers and of maintaining and repairing the same, and 
may do any other thing proper or necessary for the purposes 
of this act: •provided, however, that they shall not take in fee Proviso, 
any land of a railroad corporation, and that they shall not 
enter upon or construct any drain or sewer within the loca- 
tion of any railroad corporation except at such time and in 
such manner as they may agree upon with such corporation, 
or, in case of failure to agree, as may be approved by the 
public service commission. 



308 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Town may 
offer a speci- 
fied sum for 
damages, etc. 



Cost, how 
divided, etc. 



Proviso. 



Section 5. Said board, in order to take any lands in 
fee, water rights, rights of way or easements, shall cause to 
be recorded in the registry of deeds for the southern district 
of the county of Essex, a statement signed by a majority of 
the board containing a description thereof, sufficiently 
specific for identification, and specifying that the same are 
taken under the authority of this act; and upon such record- 
ing title to the lands, water rights, rights of way or ease- 
ments described in such statement shall vest in the town of 
Marblehead, which shall pay all damages therefor and all 
other damages sustained by any person or corporation 
through any action of said board under this act. Said board 
at the time of such taking shall notify the owners thereof in 
writing, and may agree with any person or corporation 
upon the damages sustained by such person or corporation; 
and, if the damages are not agreed upon, a jury in the superior 
court for said county may be had to determine the same, 
upon petition of either party, in the manner provided by law 
for determining damages for land taken for highways; but 
in case of a taking no suit or petition shall be brought after 
the expiration of two years from the date of the recording 
of the taking as herein provided; and in all other cases no 
suit or petition shall be brought after the expiration of two 
years from the time when the cause of action accrues. 

Section 6. In every case of a petition for the assess- 
ment of damages or for a jury said town may at any time file 
in the office of the clerk of the court an offer to pay the pe- 
titioner a sum therein specified as damages; and if the 
petitioner does not accept the same within thirty days after 
notice of such offer, and does not finally recover a sum greater 
than that offered, not including interest from the date of 
the offer on the sum so recovered, the town shall recover 
costs from the date of said notice; and the petitioner shall 
be entitled to costs only to said date. 

Section 7. The town of Marblehead shall by vote de- 
termine what proportion of the cost of said system or systems 
of sewerage and sewage disposal the town shall pay: pro- 
vided, that it shall pay not less than one third or more than 
one half of the whole cost. In providing for the payment of 
the remaining portion of the cost of said system or systems 
the town may avail itself of any or all of the methods per- 
mitted by general laws, and at the same meeting at which it 
determines the proportion of the cost which is to be borne 
by the town, it may by vote determine by which of such 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 309 

methods the remaining portion of said cost shall be provided 
for. In case it determines that such remaining portion of 
said cost shall be provided for, wholly or in part, by assess- 
ments upon the owners of estates situated within the terri- 
tory embraced by said system or systems and benefited 
thereby, then said owners shall be assessed by said board Assessments. 
their proportional parts, respectively, of such portion of 
said cost as said town shall have determined is to be provided 
for by assessment, but no estate shall be deemed to be 
benefited until a sewer is constructed into which it can be 
drained. For the purpose of fixing the amounts of such 
assessments the said board shall determine the value of the 
special benefit to each of said estates, respectively, from the 
said system or systems of sewers; taking into account all 
the circumstances of the case; and the proportionate part 
to be paid by the owners of said estates, respectively, shall 
be based upon the amount of the special benefit to each 
estate, determined as aforesaid; and in no case shall exceed 
such special benefit, and every such owner shall, within 
three months after written notice of such assessment, served 
on him or on the occupant of his estate, or sent by mail to 
the last address of such owner known to the board of sewer 
commissioners, pay the sum so assessed to the collector of 
taxes of said town: provided, that said board shall, on the Provisos. 
written request of any such owner made within the said 
three months, apportion the assessment into ten equal 
parts or assessments; and the board shall certify such ap- 
portionment to the assessors of the town, and one of said 
parts or instalments, with interest from the date of the 
apportionment at six per cent per annum, shall be added 
by the assessors to the annual tax on the estate for each 
year next ensuing, until all the said parts have so been added, 
unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided; and iirovided, 
further, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to 
prevent the payment at any time in one payment, notwith- 
standing its prior apportionment, of any balance of said 
assessments then remaining unpaid, but interest on such 
balance at the rate of six per cent per annum shall be paid 
to the date of such payment, and thereupon the collector of 
taxes of said town shall receive the same and shall certify 
such payment or payments to the assessors, who shall 
preserve a record thereof. In case of corner lots abutting 
on more than one sewered street the same area shall not be 
assessed more than once. 



310 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 



Marblehead 
Sewerage 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Certain moneys 
to be applied 
to payment of 
charges and 
expenses. 



Section S. The town of Marblehead for the purpose of 
paying the necessary expenses and habihties incurred under 
this act, may incur indebtedness in excess of the statutory 
limit, to an amount not exceeding three hundred thousand 
dollars, and may issue from time to time bonds or notes 
therefor. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Marblehead Sewerage Loan, Act of 1916, 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 after its date, and the amount of the 
annual payment of the principal upon 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. 
They shall be signed by the treasurer of the town and counter- 
signed 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 not for less than their par value. 
The proceeds shall be retained in the treasury, and shall be 
disbursed by the treasurer upon the order of the board of 
sewer commissioners, as required to meet expenditures 
herein authorized. 

Section 9. The town shall, at the time of authorizing 
the 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 the amount required thereby, less the amount that 
may be appropriated therefor as provided in the following 
section, shall annually thereafter, without further vote be 
assessed by the assessors of the town in the same manner as 
other taxes until the debt incurred by the loan is extin- 
guished. 

Section 10. The receipts from sewer assessments and 
from payments made in lieu thereof, and the premiums, if 
any, received from the sale of bonds or notes issued here- 
under, shall be applied by the 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 board of sewer 
commissioners may apply any part of such receipts to the 
payment of interest upon notes or bonds issued hereunder, 
and not otherwise provided for, or to the payment or re- 
demption of such bonds or notes, as the board of sewer com- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 311 

missioners shall by vote determine, and the said receipts 
shall be used for no other purpose. If the said receipts shall 
not . in any year be sufficient for the purposes aforesaid 
the town shall raise by taxation, in the same . manner in 
which money is raised for other town purposes, the balance 
required therefor. 

Section 11. The assessment or charge aforesaid shall ronstftutTa*" 
constitute a lien upon the estate which shall continue for ^'e^^- 
two years after the certificate aforesaid is filed, and after 
the demand aforesaid is made, or in case of apportionment, 
until the expiration of two years from the time when the 
last instalment is committed to the collector. Said assess- 
ment, together with interest at the rate of five per cent per 
annum, with incidental costs and expenses, may be satisfied 
by the sale of the estate, or so much thereof as will be suffi- 
cient to discharge the assessment and interest and inter- 
vening charges, if the assessment is not paid within three 
months after the service of said notice, or, if it has been 
apportioned, within three months after any portion has 
become due. Such sale and all proceedings connected 
therewith shall be conducted in the same manner as sales 
for the non-payment of taxes, and real estate so sold may 
be redeemed in the same manner as if sold for the non-pay- 
ment of taxes. Such assessments or parts thereof may be 
collected also by an action of contract in the name of the 
tow^n of Marblehead against the owner of the estate, brought 
at any time within two years after the same become due. 

Section 12. Any person aggrieved by any such assess- Person ag- 
ment may at any time within three months after the service l^pryfor'a^ 
of the demand mentioned in section seven of this act, apply ^"^' ^^' 
to the superior court for said county for a jury to revise the 
same, but before making such application he shall give 
to said commissioners fourteen days' notice in writing, and 
shall therein specify particularly his objection to the assess- 
ment, to which specification he shall be confined in his 
hearing before a jury. 

Section 13. Said board of sewer commissioners shall ^peHnretdent, 
annually appoint a clerk, and may appoint a superintendent appointment, 
of sewers, who shall not be a member of the board, and may 
remove the clerk or superintendent at its pleasure, and may 
fix the pay of the clerk and superintendent, and define 
their duties. The commissioners may in their discretion 
prescribe such annual rentals or charges for the users of 



312 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 309. 



Board to sign 
contracts. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



State depart- 
ment of health 
to approve 
plans. 



Town may 
begin con- 
struction, etc. 



Act to bo 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



said sewer system based on the benefits derived therefrom 
as they may deem proper. The compensation of the com- 
missioners shall be fixed by the town. 

Section 14. All contracts made by the board of sewer 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and 
shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be m.ade 
or obligation incurred by the commissioners for any purpose 
in excess of the amount of money appropriated by the 
town therefor. 

Section 15. Said commissioners may from time to 
time prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of 
estates and buildings with main drains and sewers, and 
for inspection of the materials, the construction, alteration 
and use of all connections and drains entering into such 
main drains or sewers, and may prescribe penalties, not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars, for each violation of any such rule 
or regulation. Such rules and regulations shall be published 
not less than once a week for three successive weeks in 
some newspaper published in the town of Marblehead, if 
there be any, and if not, then in some newspaper published 
in the county of Essex, and shall not take effect until such 
publication has been made. 

Section 16. No act shall be done under authority of 
the preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the said 
system of sewerage have been approved by the state de- 
partment 'of health. Upon application to said department 
for its approval the department shall give a hearing, after 
due notice to the public. At such hearing plans showing in 
detail all the work to be done in constructing said system of 
sewerage shall be submitted for approval by the state de- 
partment of health. 

Section 17. Until the board of sewer commissioners 
shall have been elected as provided in this act the town may 
carry on the construction of the system of sewerage under 
the supervision of the sewerage committee of the town, but 
not longer than until the next annual town meeting. 

Section 18. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
but no expenditure shall be made and no liability incurred 
hereunder until it has been accepted by vote of a majority 
of the voters of said town voting thereon at a legal meeting 
called for the purpose. Approved May 11, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chap. 310. 313 



An Act to establish a board of excise for the city of QJiaj) 310 

CHELSEA. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent J^^^^rf °^ P'^'^" 
of the council, shall appoint from the two principal political cheiseaes- 
parties, three legal voters of the city of Chelsea who shall 
have been residents therein for at least two years immediately 
preceding the date of their appointment, who shall constitute 
a board of excise for that city, and who shall be sworn 
before entering upon the duties of their office. One member ciiairman. 
of said board shall be designated by the governor as chairr 
man, and two members shall constitute a quorum. Their 
terms of office shall be so arranged and designated at the 
time of appointment that the term of one member shall 
expire on the first Monday of June in the year nineteen 
himdred and eighteen, one on the first Monday of June in 
the year nineteen hundred and nineteen, and the third on 
the first Monday of June in the year nineteen hundred and 
twenty. Upon the expiration of the term of any member, 
the governor shall, in like manner, appoint his successor for 
a term of three years, and shall fill all vacancies for the un- 
expired term. The members of said board may be removed 
by the governor, with the advice and consent of the council, 
for such cause as he shall deem sufficient, and the cause 
shall be stated in the order of removal. The board shall ^fnt^ent 
appoint a clerk, who shall keep a record of all proceedings, ^'''• 
issue all notices and attest all such papers and orders as the 
board shall direct. The clerk shall be sworn and shall serve 
for three years, but he may be removed by the board for 
such cause as it shall deem sufficient. The cause shall be 
stated in the order of removal. 

Section 2. The said board shall act as license commis- to act as 
sioners for the city, and shall have and exercise all the powers mksfoner^" 
and perform all the duties conferred and imposed by law 
upon the licensing board of said city relative to the granting 
of licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors, and relative 
to the granting of licenses to persons to be innholders or 
common victuallers. No license granted by said board 
shall be valid unless signed by a majority of the members 
of the board, and all licenses so granted shall be recorded 
in the office of the board. 



314 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311, 



Salaries. 



To make 
quarterly and 
annual 
reports. 



Present 
licensing board 
abolished. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters at 
next state 
election. 



Section 3. The annual salary of the chairman of the 
excise board shall be five hundred dollars, that of each of the 
other members three hundred dollars, and the clerk shall 
receive such compensation as the board shall fix. The said 
salaries and compensation shall be paid monthly from the 
treasury of the city. Neither the clerk nor any member of 
the board shall be engaged or interested in any business for 
which the board is authorized to grant licenses. The board 
shall be provided by the city with such rooms as w^ill be con- 
venient and suitable for the performance of its duties. All 
necessary expenses incurred by the board shall be paid by 
the city upon the requisition of the board. 

Section 4. Said board shall make a detailed report of 
its doings quarterly to the mayor of the city, and annually 
to the governor in the month of December. The records of 
the board shall at all times be open to the inspection of the 
governor and of the mayor of the city and of such persons 
as may be designated by them. 

Section 5. The present licensing board of the city of 
Chelsea, appointed under the provisions of chapter one 
hundred of the Revised Laws and amendments thereof shall, 
upon the qualification and organization of the board of excise 
herein established, cease to exist, and said board of excise 
shall in all respects be deemed the lawful successor of said 
licensing board. 

Section 6. This act shall be submitted to the voters 
of the city of Chelsea at the next annual state election in the 
form of the following question to be placed upon the official 
ballot: "Shall licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors in 
the city of Chelsea hereafter be granted by a board of three 
persons to be appointed by the governor?" And it shall 
take full efi'ect if accepted by a majority of the voters present 
and voting thereon; otherwise it shall be void. 

Approved May 11, 1916. 



[1883, 241; 1896, 479; 1897, 194; 1898, 276; 1902, 167; 1904, 196; 1910, 308; 1913, 131, 767; 
1914, 238; 1915, 367, Spec] 

C/iap. 311 An Act to provide for the permanent abatement of 
nuisances existing in and along quequechan river 
in fall river. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Commission to SECTION 1. For the purposc of abating the nuisances in 
^nces"in and and aloug Qucqucchan river, so-called, and upon the lands 

along Que- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 315 

adjacent thereto and for the further purpose of preventing, ^^^f'^Jf^^'^^'g^/ 
for the benefit of the city of Fall River, further pollution estabiishedf 
thereof, there shall be appointed a commission of three 
persons, to serve without compensation. One of the com- 
missioners shall be appointed by the mayor of Fall River, 
subject to confirmation by the board of aldermen; a second, 
by the Watuppa Reservoir Company, and the third by the 
riparian owners on said river and those having a right to 
use its waters from South Watuppa pond near the sand bar 
to the dam of the Watuppa Reservoir Company near the 
Troy Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company. In 
case either the second or the third member of the commission 
is not appointed as aforesaid within sixty days after the 
passage of this act, he shall be appointed by the mayor in 
the same manner as the first member. The members shall chairman. 
choose one of their number as chairman. The commission 
may act by a majority of its members. It shall have au- 
thority to employ such engineers and other agents and to 
incur such expenditures as may be necessary for carrying 
out the provisions of this act and shall fix their salaries and 
compensation. The expenses incurred by said commission 
up to the time of the acceptance or rejection of the plan by 
the city council, as provided in section four, not exceeding 
the sum of ten thousand dollars, shall be paid by the city; 
but if the plans are finally approved by the city council the 
expenses incurred shall be paid from the proceeds of the sale 
of bonds issued under sections seven and eight. 

Section 2. A meeting of those entitled to participate in Riparian 
the appointment of the said third commissioner shall be t^meetto"" 
called by seven or more of such riparian owners, the taxable niember. " 
value of whose property along said river shall not be less 
than three million dollars, according to the valuation by the 
city next preceding the passage of this act, who shall sign a 
written notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting, 
and shall cause a copy of the same to be advertised once a 
week for three successive weeks in some newspaper published 
in Fall River, and such publication shall constitute legal 
notice to all of said parties entitled to participate. At the 
meeting so called the said parties shall, by a majority of 
those present and voting, appoint a commissioner as above 
provided without right of appeal from the appointment 
based upon failure or neglect of any party to attend said 
meeting or otherwise. If two or more persons or corpora- 
tions are joint owners of any undivided interest in said 



316 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 



Powers and 
duties of 
commission. 



To give 
hearings, 
prepare plans, 
etc. 



To submit 
plan to city 
council. 



riparian land, they shall be entitled to but one vote. Any 
subsequent meeting of the parties in interest shall be called 
upon request of any seven or more of them in such manner 
as those in attendance at the first meeting may provide, or 
in the manner provided above. 

Section 3. Upon its appointment and organization, the 
commission is hereby authorized and directed to investigate 
the nuisances in and along Quequechan river and upon the 
lands adjacent thereto, and the necessity for the construction 
of drains and sewers for the disposal of sewage, and to 
ascertain a suitable method for the control and protection 
of the waters of the said river, and shall cause plans for the 
improvement thereof to be prepared. Said plans shall 
show all lands, buildings, easements, rights of way, rights of 
flowage, water rights, dams, reservoirs, or other properties 
or works aflt'ected or to be acquired, and the proposed con- 
struction involved in the proposed improvements with 
careful estimates of the total cost of the work. The said 
plans or any modification thereof may be inspected by the 
parties in interest at all reasonable times. 

Section 4. The commission shall give one or more public 
hearings on the proposed work to all persons interested, 
which shall be held in the city of Fall River, after notice of 
the time and place thereof has been advertised in one or 
more newspapers published in said city. Thereafter the 
commission shall adopt definite plans, and shall cause to be 
prepared careful estimates of the total cost of acqiiiring 
necessary property, easements, or rights, and the cost of 
constructing the various works, and shall then give further 
public hearing to persons interested, with like notice. The 
said plans, and any modifications thereof, shall be submitted 
to, and before construction is begun, shall be approved by, 
the state department of health. The commission shall 
submit to the city council of Fall River, not later than 
the first day of April in the year nineteen hundred and 
seventeen, a full report, giving in detail plans and estimates 
of the total cost of the proposed work. Within thirty days 
after the receipt of the report the city council shall take such 
action thereon as shall seem proper, or may refer the same 
to the commission for revision or suggested changes. If 
they are so referred, the commission shall reconsider the 
plans, and may resubmit them with such changes and modi- 
fications as it shall approve. The plans may be referred and 
resubmitted as many times as the city council may deem 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 317 

necessary. If the plans as originally submitted, or as changed, 
are finally approved by the city council, said commission 
shall forthwith proceed with the construction of the proposed ' 
work. But should the city council finally vote to disapprove 
said plans, the commission shall thereupon cease to exist. 

Section 5. When said plans are finally approved, as ^o take certain 
aforesaid, the commission is hereby authorized and directed 
to take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, such property, 
easements or rights of way, in, along or by Quequechan river , 

from a point near South Watuppa pond to a point near 
the dam of the Watuppa Reservoir Company, or to such 
other point as may be specified by the plans adopted, or as 
may be necessary to carry out said plans. And if an outfall 
sewer, so-called, constructed wholly or partly through private 
property to Mount Hope bay is deemed necessary for the 
purposes of this act, said commission is hereby further au- 
thorized and directed to purchase or take such property, 
easements or rights of way as may be necessary for the con- 
struction thereof. If any lands, easements or rights of 
way are taken, said commission shall cause to be recorded 
in the registry of deeds for the county of Bristol in the Fall 
River district, a description of the property so taken suffi- 
ciently accurate and specific for identification, with a state- 
ment signed, by the commissioners, that the same are taken 
for the purposes of this act, and upon the recording thereof 
the property described therein shall thereupon be deemed 
to be taken. A copy of said statement and description shall 
be mailed to the last known address of all known owners of 
the property so taken. 

Section 6. For the purposes of this act, said commission May erect 
is hereby authorized to construct and maintain all necessary 
works and structures over, under or upon any street, rail- 
road, railway, or other way, or upon any land of any person 
or corporation, but shall not enter, or erect any structure 
upon, the land of a railroad corporation except at such 
times and in such manner as shall be agreed upon between 
said commission and the railroad corporation, or in case of 
their failure to agree, as may be authorized by the public 
service commission. 

Section 7. In accordance with the plans adopted the city "f J'^^J' 
commission shall construct one or more sewers for sewage or quechan River 
drains for surface water, extending from South Watuppa AcTo^f mt 
pond to the dam of the Watuppa Reservoir Company and 
from that point to Mount Hope bay, if the plans as finally 



318 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 



City of Fall 
River, Que- 
quechan River 
Sewer Loan, 
Act of 1916. 



Payment of 
loan. 



City of Fall 
River, 

Quequechan 
River Im- 
provement 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



adopted shall so provide, and for the purpose of defraying 
the cost of construction of said sewers or drains and for the 
purpose of paying the necessary expenses and liabilities in- 
curred under the provisions of this act, except such as are 
authorized in section eight hereof, the city of Fall River may 
incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to an 
amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars to be 
used onlj' for the purposes specijBed in this section, and in 
sections one, five, and six, and for such proportion of the 
expenses of the commissions herein provided for as may 
be fixed by the mayor and city council, and may issue 
bonds or notes therefor to be denominated on the face 
thereof. City of Fall River, Quequechan River Sewer Loan, 
Act of 1916. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
city treasurer and countersigned 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 
thirty years after its date. 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. The city may sell the said securities at 
public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as it 
may deem proper, but not for less than their par value. 
The city at the time of authorizing said loan shall provide 
for the payment thereof in such annual payments as will 
extinguish the same within the time prescribed in this 
section, and when such provision has been made the amount 
required therefor shall annually, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors of the city in the same manner as 
other taxes until the debt is extinguished. 

Section 8. If the plans adopted shall so provide, the 
commission shall proceed in accordance therewith to im- 
prove Quequechan river and the lands adjacent thereto, and 
for the purpose of defraying the cost of said improvement 
and to pay such proportion of the expenses of the commis- 
sions authorized by sections one and twelve of this act as 
may be fixed by the mayor and city council, the said city 
may incur indebtedness, in excess of the statutory limit, to 
an amount not exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars and may issue bonds or notes therefor to be de- 
nominated on the face thereof, City of Fall River, Quequechan 



Special Acts, 1916. —Chap. 311. 319 

River Improvement Loan, Act of 1916. Such bonds or 
notes shall be signed by the city treasurer and countersigned 
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 ex- 
tinguish each loan within ten years after its date. 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. The city may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper but not for less than 
their par value. The city shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof by such annual 
payments as will extinguish the same within the time pre- 
scribed in this section, and when a vote to that effect has 
been passed, a sum which, together with the reimbursements, 
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 provi- 
sions of this section, shall annually, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors of the city, in the same manner as 
other taxes, until the debt is extinguished. 

Section 9. The expense incurred in the said improve- Expense to be 
ment of Quequechan river, for which the city is authorized amo°ng'ri-^'^ 
by section eight hereof to issue bonds and notes, shall be pajia^ owners, 
apportioned by the commission provided for in section 
twelve among the riparian owners and estates and others 
having property interests in, along, or by said river, in pro- 
portion to the special benefit accruing by reason of the im- 
provement to such owners, estates or other interests. When 
the commissioners or any court of appeal shall have made 
such apportionment and .shall have fixed the proportion of 
the assessments for benefits that each party in interest shall 
pay toward the cost and expense of the said construction, 
as provided by section twelve of this act, the city shall 
make special assessments against them, according to the 
proportion which shall have been fixed by said commissioners 
or by said court, for the repayment of the bonds or notes, 
together with interest thereon, which the city shall have 
issued for the improvement of Quequechan river as provided 
by section eight of this act. Said special assessments shall 
be paid at the rate of not less than ten per cent per annum 



320 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 



Payments, 
how applied. 



Act, how 
construed. 



Titles and 
easements to 
continue to 
be in the city. 



Commissioners 
to apportion, 
estimate, etc., 
benefits and 



until the total indebtedness shall have been paid in full, and 
they shall constitute a lien upon the property and estates 
assessed which the city may enforce and collect in the 
manner provided by law for the collection of taxes on real 
and personal property. Payments made as above shall be 
applied to the payment of the bonds of the earliest maturity, 
and the amount to be assessed each year for the annual 
payments as provided under section eight shall be reduced 
by the amount of these payments. Any such payment as 
herein assessed after the principal of the debt as author- 
ized by section eight has been extinguished, shall be paid 
into the sinking fund of the city now established for liquida- 
tion of the debt incurred outside the debt limit, exclusive of 
the water debt. 

Section 10. This act shall not be construed to authorize 
the commission or its agents to interfere with or stop the 
flow of the waters of said river without furnishing to the 
owners and users thereof, without expense to them, a suffi- 
cient supply of water for all purposes for w^hich said owners 
and users find it necessary to use the same, while their 
supply is cut off during the performance of the work herein 
authorized. 

Section 11. When the construction provided for hereby 
is completed, the jurisdiction and duties of said commission 
shall cease, and the title to such sewers and drains as have 
been built by the city of Fall River shall continue to be in 
the said city, together with any easements which may 
have been acquired, including any rights of entry for the 
maintenance and repair of said sewers and drains; and the 
rights of the Watuppa Reservoir Company and the riparian 
owners and those having a right to use the waters of Que- 
quechan river shall remain as at present, except as they 
may be modified by any grants or takings hereunder of 
rights, easements, or other property. 

Section 12. Upon the final approval and acceptance of 
the plans by the city council, as provided in section four, 
the commission shall notify the mayor, who shall thereupon 
request the governor of the commonwealth to appoint three 
commissioners for apportioning, estimating and assessing 
the benefits and damages accruing to or suffered by any 
persons or estates, by reason of anything done under the 
provisions of this act, and for performing the other duties 
provided for herein, and he shall forthwith appoint the 
same. Their jurisdiction shall cease upon the completion 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 321 

of their duties. Two of the commissioners shall be residents 
of the city, but none of them shall be a riparian owner in ' 
said river or entitled to the use of its waters, a member of 
the Watuppa Reservoir Company or an official or employee 
of the city. The third commissioner shall not be a resident 
of the city. Their compensation shall be fixed by the mayor 
and the city council. Wlien organized, said commissioners To hold public 
shall carefully investigate the plans, and the expense pro- '^"^^®" 
posed to be incurred, and shall hold public hearings, notice 
of which shall be given in some newspaper published in 
Fall River, and shall also be sent by mail to all the known 
owners of the property, rights and easements affected at 
their last known addresses; and the said owners may appear 
and be heard at the hearings so held. The commissioners Apportionment 
shall then proceed to apportion and assess the charges and ment^r^" 
expenses incurred in carrying out the aforesaid plans, the charges, etc. 
damages and benefits sustained by the city of Fall River or 
by any person, firm or corporation by the taking or proposed 
taking of any land, right, easement, or use of the waters of 
said river, or by the improvements thereof under authority 
of section eight of this act, and shall apportion and assess 
the special benefits accruing to property or estates or other 
interests by reason of the work. The apportionment and 
assessment shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the 
special and peculiar benefit which said property and estates, 
and the users of the waters shall severally receive from said 
construction, and in no case shall the assessment exceed 
the value of the special benefit accruing to the person or 
estate so assessed; and in making such apportionment and 
assessment said commissioners shall determine the propor- 
tion which all parties in interest shall pay toward the cost 
and expense of the said construction. The said proportion Proportion 
shall remain fixed and shall govern all findings as to assess- &xlXetc. 
ments for benefits and damages, whether made from time 
to time or at the completion of the work. After completing 
the apportionments but before making the final assessments 
the commissioners shall notify the persons or corporations 
against whom the assessments have been made, and shall 
give them a final hearing, and thereafter shall make the 
final assessments. Any damages finally decreed to any 
party in interest, if in excess of the betterments, shall be a 
charge upon and paid from the proceeds of the bonds issued 
under section eight of this act. The sums assessed as afore- Sums assessed 
said shall be payable at such times and in such amounts as aiiTn'^^n'^ 

estates, etc. 



322 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 311. 



Proviso. 



Removals, 
vacancies, etc. 



City council 
to act upon 
plans, etc. 



Time of taking 
effect. 



the commissioners may determine, and, until payment, 
shall constitute a lien upon the estates and property assessed 
which may be enforced by said city in the manner provided 
by law for the collection of taxes: provided, however, that 
any person, firm or corporation aggrieved by the findings 
of the commissioners as to their apportionment or assess- 
ment of damages sustained or of benefits received may have 
the same assessed and determined in the manner provided 
by the general laws for the taking of land for the laying out 
of highways upon application at any time within two years 
after the taking of the land, privilege, easement or right in 
the manner above provided, or within two years after the 
completion of the work from which the special benefit 
accrues. 

Section 13. Power to remove for cause any commis- 
sioner provided for by this act shall be vested in the au- 
thorities having the power of his appointment, and in the 
case of the removal of an appointee of the riparian owners 
a meeting for that purpose shall be specially called in the 
manner herein provided for making the original appoint- 
ment, and a majority of those present and voting may make 
such removal. Any vacancy occurring in the membership 
of either commission shall be filled in the manner respectively 
provided herein for the original appointment. 

Section 14. No further action shall be taken, and no 
further expenses shall be incurred for the compensation of 
any commissioners or employees, or otherwise, under chapter 
seven hundred and sixty-seven of the acts of the year nine- 
teen hundred and thirteen, chapter two hundred and thirty- 
eight of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen 
and chapter three hundred and sixty-seven of the Special 
Acts of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, or under any 
amendment thereof or addition thereto, until final acceptance 
or rejection by the city council of the plans provided for by 
section four of this act. In case the plans shall finally be 
accepted by the city council, the acts enumerated in this 
section shall thereupon be repealed. 

Section 15. Except as is otherwise provided in section 
fourteen, this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 12, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 312. 323 



An Act to authorize the town of swampscott to Chap. 312 

BORROW MONEY FOR PLAYGROUND PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Swampscott, for the purpose of l^.^mplcott 
improving and developing its playgrounds, may incur in- may borrow 
debtedness to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, playground 
and may issue bonds or notes therefor, to be denominated p"''p°^®^- 
on the face thereof, Swampscott Playground Loan, Act of 
1916. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the town and countersigned by the selectmen, and shall 
bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding 
four and one half per cent per annum. The town may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than - 
their par value. 

Section 2. The town, at the time of authorizing said ^|^™®°* "' 
loan, shall provide for the payment thereof by such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the issue 
of such bonds or notes, as will extinguish the loan within 
ten years from its date, and the amount of such annual 
payment in any one year shall not be less than the amount 
of the principal of said loan payable in any subsequent year. 
When a vote to the foregoing effect has been passed, a sum, 
sufficient to pay the interest as it accrues, and to make such 
payments on the principal as may be required by this act, 
shall annually thereafter, without further vote, be assessed 
by the assessors of the town in the same manner as other 
taxes until the debt incurred by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 3. As a part of said development, so much of Pwinps Park 
the park land known as Phillips Park as shall be designated athletic field. 
by the park commission shall be set aside for an enclosed 
athletic field, to be used under such rules and regulations as 
the park commission may prescribe. A plan, showing the 
extent of the land so set apart, shall be made and shall be 
kept on file in the office of the park commission. 

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

Approved May IS, 1916. 



324 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 313, 314, 315. 



Chap. SIS An Act to place the superintendent of municipal 

HOSPITALS AND DISPENS-\BIES IN THE CITY OF FALL RIVER 
UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAWS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

ofmunTcipaf°* Section 1. Tlie general superintendent of municipal 
dfspi^sLries'^ hospitals and dispensaries in the city of Fall River shall 
placed ^der hereafter be placed under the civil service laws and regu- 
civii service. latious, and his term of office shall be permanent, except 
that he may be removed in accordance with the civil service 
laws and the regulations made thereunder. But the per- 
son now holding said office may continue therein without 
passing the civil service examination. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 15, 1916. 

Chap.SlA An Act to authorize the town of wellesley to con- 

TLNUE FOR ONE YEAR, WITHOUT SERVICE, THE SALARY OP 
SELDON L. BROWN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Wen^skfvto Section 1. The vote of the town of Wellesley, passed 

eormime^saiary at its aunual town meeting in March of the current year, 

Brown for one authorizing the payment, during the school year from 

September, nineteen hundred and sixteen to July, nineteen 

hundred and seventeen, to Seldon L. Brown, without service 

on his part, of the salary which he now receives, is hereby 

ratified and confu-med; the said Seldon L. Brown having 

served for the past thirty years as principal of the high 

school in the said town. 

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

Approved May 16, 1916. 

11885, 57; 1898, 106.] 

Chap. Sib An Act relative to appropriations by the town of 

BROOKLINE FOR THE USE OF ITS TREE PL.ANTING COM- 
MITTEE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

1885. 57, § I , Section 1 . Section one of chapter fifty-seven of the 

acts of the year eighteen hundred and eighty-five, as amended 
by section one of chapter one hundred and six of the acts of 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 316. 325 

the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, is hereby 

further amended by striking out the words "one dollar", 

in the fourth line, and inserting in place thereof the words: 

— two dollars, — so as to read as follows: — Section ^- B?TOkuLmay 

The town of Brookline mav at an annual meeting, bv a vote makeappro- 

1 • 1 f 1 1 1 "" 1 • 1 priations for 

of two thirds of the legal voters present and votnig thereon, use of its tree 
appropriate a sum not exceeding two dollars for each of committee, 
its ratable polls in the preceding year, to be expended by a 
committee of three to be chosen by ballot, in setting out and 
maintaining shade trees, shrubs or vines upon the public 
squares and highways of said town, or in premiums or in 
any other way which they may deem most effectual to 
encourage the planting of shade trees, shrubs or vines upon 
said public squares or highways by the owners of adjoining 
real estate, or upon said adjoining real estate, at a distance 
not exceeding twenty feet from said public squares or high- 
ways, for the purpose of shading or ornamenting the same. 
Said committee of three shall serve without compensation. Committee to 

11111 1 -11 ^1 J serve without 

and shall have and may exercise all the powers and au- compensation, 
thority, and shall perform all the duties, which now are or ®^" 
may hereafter be conferred or imposed by law upon tree 
wardens or park commissioners of towns, in relation to 
shade trees in the public ways in said town: promded, how- Proviso. 
ever, that the powers and duties of said committee shall not 
extend to any trees, shrubs or vines within the limits of any 
public parks or public grounds of said town. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajyproved May 16, 1916. 



An Act to authorize the town of stoneham to reim- QJiqj) 3x5 

BURSE SYLVESTER A. LAWRENCE, COLLECTOR OF T.\XES, 
FOR MONEY PAID BY HIM FOR UNCOLLECTIBLE TAXES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1 . The town of Stoneham is hereby authorized J^'^hlm may 
to reimburse Sylvester A. Lawrence in the sum of two reimburse 
hundred and seven dollars, being the amount paid by him liiwrence for 
into the town treasury as collector of taxes of said town, in paid by iiim. 
payment of taxes assessed in the year nineteen hundred 
and ten and uncollectible. 

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

Ai^i^roved May 16, 1916. 



326 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 317, 318. 



Trustees of 
Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College may 
exchange 
certain land. 



[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, 38S, 414; 1906, 330, 505, § 7; 1907, 66; 

1908, 459, 460; 1909, 436; 1910, 429, 627; 1911, 311, 409, 592; 1912, 484, 638, 705; 1913, 

745, 827; 1914, 721; 1915, 329, Spec] 

Chap. S17 An Act to authorize ax exchange or land by the 

MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 

Section 1. The trustees of the Massachusetts Agri- 
cultural College are hereby authorized to sell and convey a 
certain parcel of land lying between Lincoln avenue and the 
Plainfield road, south of the so-called Kappa Sigma Fra- 
ternity property, for a parcel of land of substantially equal 
area belonging to the Amherst Corporation Q. T. V. PVa- 
ternity, lying immediately south of the college estate at the 
veterinary laboratory, both tracts being situated in the 
town of Amherst; but the said conveyance shall not be 
made unless approved by a majority of the said trustees at 
a regular meeting, and by the governor and council. 

Sectiox"" 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ayproved May 16, 1916. 

Chap.SlS Ax Act to provide further for the improvement and 

protection by the board of harbor and LAND COM- 
MISSIONERS OF RR^ERS, HARBORS, TIDEW'ATERS AND FORE- 
SHORES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of harbor and land commissioners 
is hereby authorized and directed to expend during the 
years nineteen hundred and sixteen, nineteen hundred and 
seventeen and nineteen hundred and eighteen a sum not 
exceeding seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the 
improvement, development, maintenance and protection 
of rivers, harbors, tidewaters and foreshores within the 
commonwealth now under the jurisdiction of said board. 
The said sum shall be expended by the board for the work, 
in the manner, and subject to the condition set forth in 
chapter four hundred and eighty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and nine. The board shall not expend 
more than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in any one 
year, except that an unexpended balance in any year may 
be used in the succeeding year for the purposes aforesaid. 

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

Ayiyroved May 17, 1916. 



Board of harbor 
and land 
commissioners 
to improve, 
etc., rivers, 
harbors, etc. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 319, 320. 327 



[1915, 282, Spec] 

An Act to revwe the charter of the standard auto qJki^ 3^9 
valve company and to confirm the acts of said cor- 
poration. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. The corporation heretofore known as the charter of 
Standard Auto Valve Company and having its place of va1vflcom-^*° 
business in Boston, is hereby revived and continued, with p^^^ revived. 
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 >'ear nineteen hundred and fifteen. 

Section 2. All acts done by the said company which Acts con- 
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 17, 1916. 



Chap.^20 



[18S5, 206; 1893, 442; 1913, 301.] 

An Act to authorize the town of hanson to supply 

ITSELF with water AND TO PURCH.\SE WATER FROM THE 
CITY OF BROCKTON AND THE TOW^S OF ROCKLAND ANT) 
ABINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Hanson may supply itself and Ha^"on^niav 
its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of fires supply it-seif 
and for domestic, manufacturing and other purposes; may 
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. The said town is also authorized to pur- May purchase 
chase water from the city of Brockton and from the towns city^o/"^"™ 
of Rockland and Abington, and to store, convey and dis- ^wns^f" ^"'^ 
tribute the same to its inhabitants; and the city of Brockton ?u?^i?^^ ^^"^ 
and the towns of Rockland and Abington are hereby au- 
thorized to sell water to the town of Hanson. The price to 
be paid for water sold by the city of Brockton or by the 
towns of Rockland and Abington under this act shall be 
agreed upon by the water commissioners of the said city 



328 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 320. 



May purchase 
mains, 
reserv'oirs, etc. 



May take 
certain lands, 
water sources, 
etc. 



Proviso. 



!May construct 
dams, etc. 



and the water commissioners of the towns concerned or, in 
case of their faihire so to agree, shall be fixed by the public 
service commission. 

Section 3. The town of Hanson is also authorized to 
purchase, or take by right of eminent domain, all pipes, 
conduits, mains, reservoirs and other works for the collection, 
storage, purification, conveyance or distribution of water in 
the said town belonging to any person or corporation and 
to use the same for the purpose of carrying out the provisions 
of this act. The price to be paid for any works so acquired, 
if not agreed upon by the parties, shall be submitted to a 
board of arbitration consisting of three members, one of 
whom shall be chosen by the water commissioners of the 
town of Hanson, another by the person or corporation 
owning property acquired by the town, and the third by 
the two so chosen. In case the said town or any party is 
aggrieved by the decision of said board, the price to be paid 
may be determined in the manner provided by section six 
of this act for the assessment of damages for the taking of 
land. 

Section 4. 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, purifying and 
preserving the water, and for conveying the same to any 
part of said town: yromded, however, that no source of water 
supply and no lands necessary for preserving the quality 
of the water shall be acquired 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 or held under the provisions 
of this act, proper dams, reservoirs, standpipes, tanks, 
buildings, fixtures and other structures, and make excava- 
tions, 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 
mav construct wells and reservoirs and establish pumping 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 320. 329 

works, and may construct, lay and maintain aqueducts. May lay 

conduits, pipes and other works under and over any land, TOnd^^sl^etc. 

water courses, railroads, railways and public or other ways, 

and along such ways in the town of Hanson, 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 hindrance to public 

travel on such ways, and all things done upon such ways 

shall be subject to the direction of the selectmen of the 

town of Hanson. 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 5. Said town shall, within ninety days after the Description of 
taking of any lands, rights of way, water rights, water sources to'be'recorded. 
or easements as aforesaid, file and cause to be recorded in 
the registry of deeds for the county of Plymouth, a de- 
scription thereof sufficiently specific 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 lands, rights or easements acquired under the 
provisions of this act shall vest in the town of Hanson, and 
the land so acquired may be managed, improved and con- 
trolled by the board of water commissioners hereinafter pro- 
vided for, in such manner as they shall deem to be for the 
best interest of the town. 

Section 6. 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 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 
expiration of the said two years, and no assessment of 



330 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 320. 



Damages. 



Town of 
Hanson Water 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



Payment of 
loan. 



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 by the town under authority of this act. 
Said town may by vote, from time to time, determine what 
amount of water it proposes to take and appropriate under 
this act; in which case any damages caused by the taking 
shall be based upon such amount until the same shall be 
increased by vote or otherwise, and in that event the town 
shall be further liable only for the additional damages caused 
by such additional taking. 

Section 7. Said town, for the purpose of paying the 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the pro- 
visions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words. Town of Hanson Water Loan, Act of 191G, shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the respective dates of issue, 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 
town and countersigned by the water commissioners here- 
inafter 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 not for less than their par value, 
and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

Section 8. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- 
ance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter seven 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen and all acts in amendment thereof or in 
addition thereto, in such manner that any loan or loans 
issued under authority of this act shall be paid within the 
period specified by section seven of this act; 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 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 same manner as other 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 320. 331 

taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. 

Section 9. Whoever wilfully or wantonly corrupts, pol- Penalty for 
lutes or diverts any water taken or held under this act, p°^'^*'°s water, 
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 10. Said town may, after its acceptance of this Board of 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or at mlssfone™' 
a subsequent meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot tirm °rtc. 
three persons to hold office, one for three years, one for two 
years and one for one year from the next succeeding annual 
town meeting, who shall constitute a board of water com- 
missioners, and thereafter at every annual town meeting 
one such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for a term 
of three years. All of 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 the com- 
missioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in the 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 
provided herein. 

Section 1 1 . Said commissioners shall fix just and To fix water 

** ratea, etc. 

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 
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 or reconstruction as the water 
commissioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus 



332 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 321. 



To make 
annual report. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



should remain after payment for such new construction or 
reconstruction the water rates shall be reduced proportion- 
ately. No money shall be expended in new construction by 
the water commissioners except from the net surplus afore- 
said, unless the town appropriates and provides money 
therefor. Said commissioners 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 12. This act shall take full effect upon its ac- 
ceptance by a majority of the voters of the town of Hanson 
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. For the purpose of being submitted to 
the voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. Apyroved May 17, 1916. 



1S98, 343, § 4, 
etc., amended. 



[1898, 343, 344; 1908, 592; 1910, 407; 1911, 611.] 

C/iap.321 An Act to increase the amount of money that may be 

RAISED BY T.^XATION IN THE FIRE DISTRICT OF THE TOWN 
OF HUNTINGTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section four of chapter three hundred and forty-three of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, as 
amended by chapter four hundred and seven of the acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and ten, is hereby further amended 
by striking out the word "fifth", in the fifteenth line, and 
inserting in place thereof the word : — half, — so as to read 
as follows: — Sectio7i 4- Said district may, at meetings 
called for that purpose, raise money for the purpose of 
carrying out the provisions of this act; and said prudential 
committee shall expend the same for the purposes designated 
by vote of the district. Every member of said committee 
shall be accountable to said district for any money received 
by him, and said district may maintain a suit therefor in 
the name of the inhabitants of said district. Said com- 
mittee shall not expend any money which has not been duly 
appropriated by the district, and shall have no authority 
to bind the district to the payment of money in excess of 
its appropriation or for any purpose not specified by the 
vote of the district appropriating the same. But said 



Amount of 
money that 
may be raised 
by taxation in 
fire district 
in town of 
Huntington 
increased. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 322, 323. 333 

district shall not during any year raise by taxation any 
amount of money exceeding one half of one per cent of the - 
taxable property in said district. 

Approved May 17, 1016. 

An Act to authorize the pensioning by the county njid^ 322 

OF SUFFOLK OF COUET OFFICER AMBROSE H. ABBOTT OF 
THE MUNICIPAL COURT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Ambrose H. Abbott, a court officer of the county of 
municipal court of the city of Boston shall, at his request, pensbn"'^^ 
be retired from active service and placed upon the pension Abb'o'u ^c^'rt 
roll by the said court: provided, that a physician designated officer, etc. 
by the chief justice of said court certifies in writing that 
he is unfitted for further service by reason of incapacity in- 
curred through no fault of his. The said Abbott shall 
receive an annual pension equal to one half of the compensa- 
tion received by him at the time of his retirement, to be 
paid by the county of Suffolk. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance Act to be 
by the city council of the city of Boston, with the approval city'^o"ncii° 
of the mayor. Apprcrved May 17, 1916. ^*'=- 

[Accepted July 7, 1916.] 
[1872, 79; 1875. 67; 1876, 70; 1893, 147; 1896, 290; 1905, 389; 1907, 89.] 

An Act to authorize the city of lawtience to increase nhnr) 323 

THE capacity OF ITS W^ORKS FOR FILTERING THE WATER ^* 

or the merrimac ri\t:r. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Lawrence, for the purpose of in- city of 
creasing the capacity of its works for filtering the water of i^crJ^g^^ ^^^' 
the Merrimac river, may incur indebtedness, in excess of capacity of its 

, ... T • 1 works for 

the statutory limit, to an amount not exceeding sixty thou- filtering water 
sand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, payable river! ™ 
within twenty years after the respective dates of issue. 
Except as is otherwise provided herein the provisions of 
chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen shall apply to the loan or 
loans authorized hereby. A sum which, together with the 
income of the water works, will be sufficient to pay the 
amount of principal and interest of any loan made here- 



334 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 324. 



Town of 
Holbrook may 
borrow money 
for water 
supply. 



under falling due annually shall, without further vote, be 

assessed by the assessors, in the same manner as other taxes. 

Towns of Section 2. The selectmen and water board or board of 

Anaover, 

>»'orth Andover public works oi the towu of Andover, the selectmen and 
may purchase board of public works of the town of North Ando\er, or 
the selectmen and water board of the town of ]\Iethuen, or 
all of them, are hereby authorized to contract with the city 
of Lawrence for a supply of water upon such terms and for 
such periods of time, not exceeding one year, as may be 
agreed upon by the city council of the city and the town 
officers above mentioned. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1916, 

[1885,217; 1892,111; 1904,126; 1909,426; 1011,190.] 

C/iap. 324 An Act to authorize the to"wn of holbrook to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR WATER SUPPLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Holbrook, for the purpose of 
extending its water service, may from time to time issue 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding eight thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Holbrook Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be payable 
by such annual payments, beginning not more than one 
year after the respective dates thereof, as will extinguish 
each loan within sixteen years after 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. The 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 and countersigned by a majority of the water 
commissioners of said town. The town may sell the said 
securities at public or private sale upon such terms and con- 
ditions as it may deem proper, but not for less than their 
par value. The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used 
only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said town s.hall, at the time of au- 
thorizing the said loan or loans, provide for the payment 
thereof in accordance wuth 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 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 325, 326. 335 

the annual expense of operating the water works and the 
interest as it accrues on bonds or notes, 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 annually thereafter in the same manner as 
other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Approved May 19, 1916. 



Chap.S25 



An Act relative to the maintenance of a high school 

BY the town of MARION IN CONNECTION W^TH TABOR 

academy. 
Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The trustees of Tabor Academy and the Town of 
school committee of the town of Marion are hereby author- ma^n'tai^higii 
ized to enter into an agreement for conducting, according coiin°e'cti'on witb 
to law, a school in said academy, under the order and super- J^^^^^j 
intendence of the authorities of said town, and during the 
term of such agreement or of any renewal thereof the town 
shall be considered as maintaining a high school. 

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

Approved May 19, 1916. 

An Act to incorporate the grand army memorl\l Qhn^ QOfi 

BUILDING ASSOCIATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Benjamin A. Ham, John E. Oilman, John Grand Army 
D. Billings, George W. Wilder, Richard R. Walsh, their St^ asso- 
associates and successors, and the executive officers of the clfrMrated 
Grand Army of the Republic are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of Grand Army Memorial Building Association, 
for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a building 
for the use of the Grand Army of the Republic and its 
auxiliary associations, and for such other uses as the state 
department of the Grand Army of the Republic may au- 
thorize. The said corporation shall have all the powers and 
privileges and shall be subject to the duties, restrictions and 
liabilities of charitable and religious corporations, but all 
real estate and other property owned by the said corpora- 
tion shall be exempt from taxation so long as they are used 
for the purposes designated herein. When the posts for the 



336 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 327. 



West Mansfield 
Fire and Water 
District 
establiBbed. 



use of which the said building is to be constructed cease to 
exist, then the said memorial building shall become the 
property of the commonwealth and shall be preserved and 
maintained as a memorial building for the use of patriotic 
associations and organizations. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Aiypromd May 19, 1916. 

Chap. S27 An Act to establish the west mansfield fire akd 

W'ATER DISTRICT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE SUPPLY OF 
WATER TO SAID DISTRICT BY THE MANSFIELD WATER 
SUPPLY DISTRICT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. The territory called West Mansfield in the 
town of ]Mansfield and bounded and described as folloW'S: 
— Beginning at a granite bound in the Mansfield-Fox- 
borough town line, said bound being situate at the north- 
west corner of the ]\Iansfield Water Supply District, and 
five hundred feet westerly of the intersection of Chauncey 
street and said tow^n line; thence running southerly by the 
westerly line of the ]Mansfield Water Supply District about 
nine thousand feet to the intersection of School street with 
the Boston and Providence Railroad, New York, New 
Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, Lessee; thence 
continuing in the same straight line about nine thousand 
four hundred feet to the Norton town line; thence running 
by said town line south sixty-three degrees, two minutes 
west, true course, about nine thousand seven hundred feet 
to a tow'n bound in the Attleboro city line; thence running 
by said city line north tw^enty-eight degrees, sixteen minutes 
w^est, true course, five thousand four hundred and twenty 
feet to a towai bound; thence running b}- North Attleborough 
tow^n line north, twenty-eight degrees, thirteen minutes 
west, true course, eleven thousand two hundred and twenty- 
eight feet to a town bound at corner of IMansfield, Fox- 
borough, North Attleborough and Plainville; thence running 
northeast by Foxborough town line to the place of beginning, 
shall constitute a fire and water district, and the inhabitants 
of said jNIansfield liable to taxation in said town and re- 
siding within the above described- territory are hereby made 
a body corporate by the name of West jNIansfield Fire and 
Water District, for the purpose of supplying themselves 
with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 327. 337 

and other purposes, and the said corporation 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, re- 
lating to fire, water and improvement districts, except as 
is otherwise provided herein. 

Section 2. Said district shall contract with the Mans- May purchase 
field Water Supply District for the purchase of whatever Mansfield 
water may be required for the purposes herein named, and Dktricl"^'^ 
the Mansfield Water Supply District shall contract with the 
West Mansfield Fire and Water District to furnish what- 
ever water may be required for the purposes herein named, 
upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by 
the water commissioners of the ^Mansfield Water Supply 
District and the water commissioners of the West ]Mansfield 
Fire and Water District hereinafter provided for; and JStluon. 
in case the said commissioners fail to agree upon such terms 
and conditions the same shall be submitted to a board of 
arbitration, consisting of three members, one of whom shall 
be chosen by the water commissioners of the ]\Iansfield 
W^ater Supply District, one by the water commissioners of 
the West Mansfield Fire and W^ater District and the third 
by the two so chosen; and the decision of the said board of 
arbitration shall be final and binding upon the ]\Iansfield 
Water Supply District and the West ]Mansfield Fire and 
Water District. 

Section 3. Said district may, for the purposes afore- May take 
said, take, or acquire by purchase or otherwise, and hold all etc.'*'" ^^ ^' 
lands, rights of way and easements necessary for the establish- 
ment and maintenance of its system of water supply, or for 
the conveying of water to any part of the said district, and 
may construct on the land so acquired standpipes, reser- 
voirs, tanks, fixtures, buildings and other structures, and 
may do such other things as may be necessary for the es- 
tablishment and maintenance of complete and eft'ective 
water works; and for that purpose 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 within the bounds 
of the said West Mansfield Fire and Water District, in 
such manner as not unnecessarily to obstruct the same, and 
for the purpose of constructing, laying, maintaining, operat- 
ing and repairing such conduits, pipes, and other works, 
and for all other proper purposes of this act, said district 
may dig up or raise and embank any such land, highways 



338 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 327 



Description of 
lands, etc., to 
be recorded. 



Damages. 



West Mansfield 
Fire and 
Water District 
Water Loan, 
Act of 1916. 



or other ways, in such manner as to cause the least hindrance 
to pubhc travel on such ways, and all things done upon 
any such way shall be subject to the direction of the select- 
men of the town of IMansfield. Said district 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 4. Said district shall within ninety days after 
the taking of any land, rights of way or easements, as afore- 
said, file and cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds 
for the northern district of the county of Bristol a description 
thereof sufficiently specific for identification, with a state- 
ment of the purpose for which the same were taken, signed 
by the water commissioners hereinafter provided for. The 
title to all land, rights and easements acquired under the 
provisions of this act shall vest in the West ^Mansfield Fire 
and Water District, and the land so acquired may be man- 
aged, improved, and controlled by the board of water com- 
missioners hereinafter provided for, in such manner as they 
shall deem for the best interests of the district. 

Section 5. Said district shall pay all damages to prop- 
erty sustained by any person or corporation by the taking 
of any land, right of way, or easement, or by any other 
thing done by said district under authojity of this act. Any 
person or corporation sustaining damages as aforesaid, and 
failing to agree with the district 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 a 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 ap- 
plication shall be made after the expiration of the said two 
years. 

Section 6. The said district, for the purpose of paying 
the necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under the 
provisions of this act, may issue from time to time bonds or 
notes to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 
Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the words, 
West IMansfield Fire and Water District Water Loan, Act 
of 1916, shall be payable at the expiration of periods not ex- 
ceeding thirty years from the respective dates of issue, shall 
bear interest, payable semi-annually, at a rate not exceeding 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 327. 339 

five per cent per annum, and shall be signed by the treasurer 
of the district and countersigned by the water commissioners 
hereinafter provided for. The district may sell the securities 
at public or private sale, upon such terms and conditions 
as it may deem proper, but not for less than their par value, 
and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

Section 7. Said district 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 fourteen of chapter seven 
hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hun- 
dred and thirteen and all acts in amendment thereof and 
in addition thereto, in such a manner that any loan issued 
under authority of this act shall be paid within the period 
specified in section six; 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 said 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 on said district by the assessors of 
the town, annually thereafter, in the same manner as other 
taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is ex- 
tinguished. The said district may also raise and appropriate May raise 
money for the erection and maintenance of street lights and mafntei^ 
for the building and maintenance of sidewalks and for such sl^d^a'iks*^' 
other purposes as a fire, w^ater and improvement district ^**'- 
may raise and appropriate money for under the general law. 

Section 8. ^^^lenever a tax is duly voted by said district Assessment 
for the purposes of this act, the clerk shall send a certified 
copy of the vote to the assessors of the town of IMansfield 
who shall assess the same in the same manner in all respects 
as town taxes are required by law to be assessed. The 
assessment shall be committed to the town collector who 
shall collect said tax in the manner provided for the collection 
of town taxes, and shall deposit the proceeds with the district 
treasurer for the use and benefit of the district. The district 
may collect interest on overdue taxes in the same manner 
in which interest is authorized to be collected on town 
taxes. 

Section 9. The first meeting of said district shall be First meeting, 
called on petition of five or more legal voters residing therein e°c^ '^^ ^ ' 
by a warrant from the selectmen of the town of INJansfield, 



340 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 327. 



Choice of 
officers and 

further pro- 
ceedings at 
first meeting. 



Board of water 
commis- 
sioners, elec- 
tion, term, 
etc. 



Vacancy in 
board, how 
fiUed. 



Election of 
district clerk 
and treasurer. 



or from a justice of the peace, directed to one of the pe- 
titioners, requiring him to give notice of the meeting by 
posting copies of the warrant in two or more pubhc places 
in the 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. After the choice 
of a moderator for the meeting this act shall be submitted 
to the voters of said district, 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. The 
town clerk of INIansfield shall, seven days at least before the 
time of the first meeting of said district, furnish the petitioner 
to whom the warrant is addressed with a certified list of the 
legal voters residing within and entitled to vote in said 
district. 

Section 10. The said district shall, after the acceptance 
of this act as aforesaid, 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 district meeting, 
to constitute a board of water commissioners; and at every 
annual meeting thereafter one such commissioner shall be 
elected by ballot for the term of three years. In all cases a 
commissioner shall hold office until his successor has qualified. 
All authority granted to said district by this act and not 
otherwise specifically provided for shall be vested in said 
board, who shall be subject however to such instructions, 
rules and regulations as the district may impose by its vote. 
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 district at a legal meeting called 
for the purpose. No money shall be drawn from the district 
treasury except by a written order of said commissioners 
or a majority of them. The said board of water commis- 
sioners shall also serve as an executive board or prudential 
committee in the administration of all the governmental 
functions exercised by the district. The said district shall 
also elect by ballot a district clerk and a district treasurer, 
who may be the same person, to serve from the date of 
election until the expiration of one year from the next 
succeeding annual district meeting, and thereafter their 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 327. 341 

successors shall be elected annually by ballot for a term of 
one year. Any vacancy occurring from any cause in either Vacancy, 
of said offices shall be filled for the remainder of the un- 
expired term by appointment by the board of water com- 
missioners. The district treasurer shall give bond to the 
district in such amount and with such sureties as may be 
approved by the water commissioners. 

Section 11. The annual district meeting shall, and any Anmmi meet- 
special meeting may, be called by a warrant signed by the cafi'ed?" 
district clerk and a majority of the board of water commis- 
sioners directed to any of the constables of the town of 
Mansfield and posted in at least two public places in the 
district seven days at least before the meeting. Upon the Special 
application of five or more legal voters in the district meet- '°^^^^^^^^- 
ings may also be called by warrant as provided in section 
nine. Said district may adopt by-laws for the conduct of 
its affairs: "provided, that nothing therein shall conflict with Proviso. 
the provisions of this act or with the general laws relating 
to fire, water and improvement districts. 

Section 12. Said commissioners shall fix just and J^i^e^^eTc.'^'^ 
equitable prices and rates for the use of water, and shall 
prescribe the time and manner of payment, except that they 
shall require all water services to be metered. The income 
of the water works shall be used to pay the Mansfield Water 
Supply District for water furnished, to defray operating 
expenses, interest charges and the payments of the principal 
as they accrue upon any bonds or notes issued under au- 
thority of this act. If there should be a net surplus remain- Net surplus, 
ing after providing for the aforesaid charges, it shall be used ^°^'^'^'*- 
for such new construction or reconstruction as the water 
commissioners may determine upon, and in case a surplus 
should remain after payment for such new construction or 
reconstruction the water rates shall be reduced proportion- 
ately. No money shall be expended in new construction by 
the water commissioners except from the net surplus afore- 
said, unless the district votes for the same and appropriates 
money therefor. Said commissioners shall annually, and as 
often as the district may require, render a report of the con- 
dition of the works under their charge and an account of 
their doings, including an account of their receipts and ex- 
penditures. 

Section 13. Whoever wilfully or wantonly pollutes or Penalty for 
diverts any water obtained or supplied under this act, or water, etc. 
wilfully or wantonly injures any reservoir, standpipe, aque- 



342 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 328, 329. 

duct, conduit, pipe, or other property, owned or used by 
said district for the purposes of this act, shall forfeit and 
pay to said district three times the amount of damages 
assessed therefor, to be recovered in an action of tort; and 
upon conviction of either of the above acts shall be punished 
by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment for a term not exceeding six months, 
s^ubmitted to Section 14. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
voters, etc. aucc by a majorit}^ of the legal voters of said district 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 this act shall become void unless said 
district shall begin to distribute water to consumers within 
three years after the acceptance of this act, except as to 
such indebtedness as shall have been incurred. For the 
purpose of being submitted to the voters as aforesaid, this 
act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

Approved May 19, 1916. 

Chap. ^2^ An Act to authorize the city of boston to lay and 

MAINTAIN A SURFACE DRAIN ACROSS LAND OF THE COM- 
MONWEALTH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

may°iy^etc? Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to 
acrosriand of '^^ ^^^ maintain a surface water drain across the land of the 
weTith""" commonwealth from the southeasterly side of Gaffney street 

to Saint Paul street extended as shown on a plan on file in 
the office of the public works department of the city of 
Boston, highway division, sewer service, dated April, nine- 
teen hundred and sixteen, number eight hundred and fifty- 
four, sheets one and two, without paying compensation to 
the commonwealth for the use of said land. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 20, 1916. 

11913, 741.] 

C/iap.329 An Act relative to the cost of a certain sea wall on 

BROAD canal IN THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

j-'Hofgan"^"^" Section 1. The estate of John J. Horgan is hereby 
released from released from its obligation to repay to the commonwealth 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 330. 343 

one third part of the expense incurred by the metropohtan certain 
park commission in rebuilding a certain sea wall on Broad ° ' '''^ '°°' 
canal in the city of Cambridge, under the provisions of 
chapter seven hundred and forty-one of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen. 
Section 2 This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 20, 1916. 



Chap.SSO 



An Act to establish a board of survey for the town 
of dartmouth. 

Be it enacted, etc., as JoUoivs: 

Section 1. The surveyor of highways or road com- Board of 
missioners and the board of assessors of the town of Dart- tow^*^"of°'^ 
mouth shall constitute a board of survey for the town. The ^tlbHsTed. 
town clerk shall act as clerk of the board. 

Section 2. Any person or corporation desiring to lay Plans for 
out, locate or construct any street or way in the town of street °o*be 
Dartmouth shall, before beginning such construction, submit ^ bo^T^ 
to said board of survey suitable plans and profiles of such 
street or w^ay, so prepared as to show also the method of 
drainage of the contiguous territory, all in accordance with 
such rules and regulations as the board may prescribe. Upon 
the receipt of such plans, with a petition for their approval, 
the board shall give a public hearing thereon, after giving 
notice of the hearing by publication once a week for two 
successive weeks in a newspaper published in the county, 
the last publication to be at least two days before the hear- 
ing, and by posting a copy of such notice in two or more 
public places in said town seven days at least before the 
hearing; and after the hearing the board may alter such 
plans and may determine where such streets or ways shall 
be located and the width and grades thereof, and shall so 
designate on said plans. The plans shall then be approved 
and signed by the members of the board and by the sur- 
veyor of highways or road commissioners, whose refusal to 
sign shall be a veto, and shall be filed in the office of the 
town clerk, who shall attest thereon the date of filing. 

Section 3. The board of survey may from time to time Board to 
cause to be made under its direction, plans of such territory etc.'^'^'^^ ^ °^' 
or sections of land in said town as the board may deem 
necessary, showing thereon the location of such streets or 
ways, whether already laid out or not, as said board shall 
be of opinion that the interest of the public requires or will 



344 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 330. 



Board to 
give public 
hearing, etc. 



New plana. 



Proviso. 



Certain powers 
of selectmen 
not to be 
abridged by 
this act, etc. 



require in such territory, showing clearly the directions, 
"widths and grades of each street or way. The board may 
incur such expenses as it may deem necessary therefor, not 
exceeding the amount of money appropriated by the town 
for the purpose. Before making any such plans the board 
shall give a public hearing as to the locations, directions, 
widths, grades and plan for drainage of streets or ways in 
the territory, to be shown on the plan, after advertising the 
hearing once a week for two successive weeks in a news- 
paper published in the county, the last publication to be at 
least two days before the hearing, and by posting a copy of 
such notice in two or more public places in said town seven 
days at least before the hearing, and shall after making such 
plan, give a like notice of hearing and a hearing thereon, 
and keep the plan open to public inspection for one month 
after the first advertisement of such hearing. After such 
hearing, and after the alterations deemed necessary by said 
board have been made in the plan, the plan shall be ap- 
proved, signed, marked, filed and attested as provided in 
respect to the plans mentioned in section two. 

Section 4. The board of survey may from time to time 
make a new plan or plans to take the place of any plans 
that may be filed in accordance with the provisions of sections 
two and three, or make changes on any plan or plans so 
filed: yromded, however, that any action involving new plans 
or changes in plans already duly attested and filed shall be 
made only after due notice and a hearing, and otherwise in 
the manner specified in section two; and the last plan so 
made, or the plan with the changes last made thereon and 
duly attested and filed, shall be the official plan governing 
future development. 

Section 5. The powers of the selectmen of the town 
in regard to ways shall not be abridged by this act in any 
manner, except as provided in this section, and the powers 
conferred by this act shall be in addition to the powers now 
possessed by them. After the passage of this act no street 
or way in said town, shown on any plan filed as aforesaid, 
shall be laid out or altered, and no such street or way, whether 
already or hereafter laid out, shall be constructed by any 
public authority except in accordance with the provisions 
of the act. If any person or corporation shall hereafter 
open for public travel any private way, the location, direc- 
tion, width and grades of which have not been approved in 
writing by the board of survey in the manner provided for 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 331. 345 

in this act, then neither the town nor any other public 
authority shall place any public sewer, drain, water pipe 
or light in, or do any public work of any kind on, such 
private way so opened to public travel contrary to the 
provisions of this act: 'provided, however, that these pro- Proviso, 
visions shall not prevent the laying of a trunk sewer, drain, 
water or gas main, if it be required by engineering necessities. 

Section 6. The town of Dartmouth may from time to Townmay 
time appropriate sums of money to be expended by the n^neyto^'' 
board of survey in carrying out the provisions of this act; fhJboani°^ 
but no expenditures shall be made in excess of such appro- 
priation. 

Section 7. Said board of survey, its officers and agents. Damages, how 
may so far as they deem it necessary in carrying out the determined, 
provisions of this act, enter upon any lands and there make 
such examinations and surveys and place and maintain such 
monuments and marks as they may .deem necessary; and 
any person whose property is injured by such entry or by 
such placing or maintaining, who fails to agree with the 
town as to the amount of his damages, may have them 
assessed and determined in the manner provided by law in 
the case of land taken for the laying out of highways in said 
town, on application at any time within one year after such 
entry or after such placing and maintaining. 

Section 8. This act shall not be construed to authorize Act, how 
any taking or condemnation of land or to render the town construed. 
of Dartmouth liable for damages of any kind except for 
making entries upon land for placing and maintaining 
monuments and marks as authorized by section seven, nor 
to authorize said town to lay out or construct any way 
located on any of said plans, until such way has been laid 
out as a way under the other provisions of law. 

Section 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 20, 1916. 

[1907, 407; 1913, 777.] 

An Act relative to the location of a subway QJiaj) 331 

connecting station in the city of EVERETT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoics: 

Section 1. Upon the construction of any combined Location of 
elevated railroad and subwav line from Sullivan square in conne^cting 
that part of the city of Boston formerly called Charlestown, ofEverlu"'"" 
through the city of Everett, to INIalden, pursuant to the 



346 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 332, 333. 

provisions of chapter four hundred and ninety-seven of the 
acts of the year nineteen hundred and seven, and of chapter 
seven hundred and seventy-seven of the acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and thirteen, any station on said Hne in 
the vicinity of the eastern division of the Boston and ]Maine 
Railroad right of way in the city of Everett which shall be 
located and maintained for the purpose of connecting the 
street or surface car lines, operated in the city of Everett 
with said elevated and subway line, shall be located and 
maintained at some convenient point north of the Revere 
Beach boulevard near j\lain street and Broadway in the 
city of Everett in such a manner that street cars entering or 
departing from such connecting station shall not be required 
to cross said boulevard. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 20, 1916. 

Chap. 332 An Act to authorize the refunding of certain in- 
debtedness BY THE TOAVN OF HOLLISTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Town of Section 1. The town of Holliston is herebv author- 

riolhston may , „ . . i ' • i 

refund certain J^ed to extcud from time to time revenue loans issued on 

indebtedness. . p • ■ i i i i nj?, • , 

account or nineteen hundred and nrteen revenue prior to 
July first, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and now outstand- 
ing, to an amount not to exceed ten thousand dollars and 
to issue revenue loans therefor for a period not exceeding 
two years from the passage of this act; and none of the 
uncollected taxes or other revenue of the year nineteen 
hundred and fifteen shall be appropriated for any purpose 
other than the payment of said loan, so long as there are 
outstanding revenue loans issued on account of nineteen 
hundred and fifteen revenues. Debts incurred under au- 
thority of this act shall be deemed outside the statutory 
limit of indebtedness. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 2^, 1916. 

Chap.SSS An Act to confirm certain appointments in the police 

AND FIRE departments OF THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Stmeuts" Section 1. The acts of the commissioner of public 

^^dem police safety of the city of Cambridge in appointing the following 



- Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 334. 347 

persons to be members of the fire department of that city, g|^^brid*-V° 
namely, WilHam J. Scally, Michael J. jNIurphy, Thomas contirmed. 
L. M, Wilkshire, James M. Collins, Daniel J. Kelleher, 
William A. Witham, William V. Jefferson, William H. 
Daily, and Ursise W. E. Fournier; and in appointing the 
following persons to be members of the reserve force of the 
police department of the said city, namely, William F. 
Regan, Thomas F. Burke, Jeremiah J. Coughlin, Herbert 
E. Halliday, Dennis McCarthy, John W. Donnelly, P. 
Edward J.' ISJaher, Edward L. I^Iiirphy, Patrick J. Mc- 
Carthy, Junior, Timothy S. Falvey, Edward F. Donovan, 
Leo D. Dynan, Francis P. Curran, Charles F. Quigley, 
Daniel J. Reagan, Michael J. Bannon and Patrick F. Ready, 
are hereby confirmed and made valid, and the above named 
persons are hereby declared to be members of the said fire 
department and of the said reserve force of the police de- 
partment to which they were respectively appointed, as 
if all the rules and regulations of the civil service commis- 
sion and all other provisions of law had been complied 
with. 

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

Approved May 24> 1916. 



[1903, 393; 1904, 184; 1905, 440; 1913, 379; 1914, 735.] 

An Act to authorize the city of brockton to incur Chap.SS4: 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follotvs: 
Section 1. The citv of Brockton is herebv authorized gitJ'°/ 

„"„ 1111 •' IT- Brockton may 

to borrow the sum of fifty thousand dollars, in addition to horrow money 
the amounts authorized by the provisions of chapter three purposes. 
hundred and seventy-nine of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen and chapter seven hundred and thirty- 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and fourteen, 
for school purposes, and the same shall not be reckoned in 
determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. 
Said city may issue therefor its bonds or notes, in the manner 
and form provided in said chapter three hundred and seventy- 
nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen 
and shall in all respects comply with the terms and con- 
ditions specified therein. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 24, 1916. 



348 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 335. 



Town of 
Westborough 
may borrow 
money to erect 
a high school 
building. 



11906, 332; 1910, 71.] 

Chap,SS5 An Act to authorize the towtst of westborough to 

ERECT A HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING AND TO BORROW MONEY 
THEREFOR. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of constructing and equip- 
ping a high school and of procuring land therefor, the town 
of Westborough is hereby authorized to borrow a sum not 
exceeding sixty thousand dollars, in excess of the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, and to issue notes or bonds therefor. 
Such notes or bonds shall bear on their face the words, 
Westborough High School Loan, Act of 1916; 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 pajTnent 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 town may 
sell the said securities at public or private sale upon such 
terms and conditions as it may deem proper, but not for 
less than their par value, and the proceeds, except premiums, 
shall be used only for the purposes herein specified. 

Section 2. The said town shall, at the time of author- 
izing said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof 
in accordance with the provisions of section one of this act; 
and when a vote to that effect has been passed, a sum suffi- 
cient 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 by this act shall, without further vote, be 
assessed by the assessors of the town annually thereafter 
in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt incurred 
by said loan or loans is extinguished. 

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

Ay'proved May 24, 1916. 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 336, 337. 349 



An Act to authorize the town of framingham to pay (7/^^r) 336 
A pension to frank e. hemenway. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The town of Framingham is hereby au- Town of 
thorized to pay to Frank E. Hemenway, now seventy-seven maTpay ^^ 
years of age and disabled because of ill health, after a faith- Frank e*° 
ful service as town clerk for thirty-eight years, an annual Hemenway. 
pension not exceeding eight hundred dollars. 

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

Approved May 24, 1916. 



[1865, 198; 1886, 265, 279; 1887, 396; 1893, 366; 1896, 255; 1897, 425; 1898, 462; 1902, 245, 
439; 1905, 84, 335; 1911, 347; 1915, 135, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the great barrington fire dis- Chav 337 

TRICT TO REFUND CERTAIN INDEBTEDNESS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Great Barrington Fire District, for the Great Barring- 
purpose of refunding sixteen thousand dollars of indebted- DrstHctmay 
ness represented by demand notes, is hereby authorized to [ndebtedMsa" 
incur indebtedness to that amount and to issue bonds or 
notes of the district therefor. Such bonds or notes shall 
be payable by such annual payments, beginning not more 
than one year after the date of the first bond or note issued, 
as will extinguish the whole loan within eight years after 
the date of the bond or note first issued, 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. The said bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Great Barrington Fire District Refunding Loan, 
Act of 1916, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding 
five per cent per annum payable semi-annually. The treas- 
urer of said district shall annually notify the assessors of 
the town of Great Barrington of the amount required to 
pay the interest and the principal maturing each year, and 
the same shall be assessed annually by the assessors in the 
same manner as other taxes until the whole debt is extin- 
guished. The proceeds, except premiums, shall be used 
only for the payment of demand notes now outstanding. 

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

Approved May 2 J,., 1016. 



350 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 338. 



Establishment 
and main- 
tenance of 
sewer service 
for Framing- 
ham state 
normal school. 



Provisos. 



Chap.SSS An Act relative to the establishment and mainte- 
nance OF a se"wer service for the state normal 

SCHOOL AT FRAMINGHAM. 

Be it eiiacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The board of education is hereby authorized 
to contract, on behalf of the commonwealth, with the town 
of Framingham, for the establishment and maintenance of 
a connection between the system of sewage disposal of said 
town of Framingham and the buildings oJF the state normal 
school at Framingham, on the following conditions: three 
thousand dollars to be paid by the treasurer and receiver 
general of the commonwealth to the town of Framingham 
when said connection with the sewer system of the town of 
Framingham has been made to the satisfaction of the board 
of education; six hundred dollars to be paid annually by 
the treasurer and receiver general of the commonwealth to 
said town of Framingham: yrovided, the number of teachers, 
pupils and employees in said normal school shall not be less 
than three hundred and fifty nor more than four hundred; 
and further yrovided, that if, in any year, the number of 
teachers, pupils and employees in said normal school shall 
exceed four hundred, then there shall be paid annually to 
said town, in addition to six hundred dollars, the sum of 
ten dollars for each ten persons of said teachers, pupils and 
employees in excess of four hundred; and if, in any given 
year the number of said teachers, pupils and employees 
shall be less than three hundred and fifty then the town of 
Framingham shall remit to the commonwealth ten dollars 
for every ten persons of teachers, pupils and employees 
constituting the difference between three hundred and fifty 
and the actual number of said teachers, pupils and em- 
ployees. The cormnonwealth shall, in addition, pay for 
all expenses of labor or material otherwise necessary to 
connect said buildings with the sewer extensions in the 
street or streets of said town of Framingham. 

Section 2. The sum of three thousand dollars is hereby 
appropriated to be paid to the town of Framingham when 
the connection with the sewer system of said town and the 
normal school buildings at Framingham shall have been 
made to the satisfaction of the board of education. 

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

Approved May 21^, 1916. 



Appropriation. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 339, 340. 351 



An Act to provide for an investigation relative to Chav 339 

THE RECONSTRUCTION OF THE BRIDGE OVER THE MERRI- 
MAC RIVER IN THE TOWN OF TYNGSBOROUGH, 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

The county commissioners of the county of Middlesex County com- 
are hereby authorized and directed to investigate the ad- Midd?es«f ° 
visabiHty of reconstructing the bridge over the Merrimac vestigatl° '" 
river in the town of Tyngsborough, and, if they deem such rpJ.onstructioD 
reconstruction advisable, to make surveys, plans and esti- 9^ bridge over 
mates therefor, and to report the same to the next general nverin 
court, on or before the second Saturday in January, with 
such recommendations as they may deem proper. For this 
purpose the said commissioners are hereby authorized to 
borrow on the credit of the county, a sum or sums not ex- 
ceeding two thousand dollars, for a term not exceeding one 
year. Approved May 24, 1916. 



Tyngsborough. 



ChapMO 



An Act to authorize the town of maynard to con- 
struct A system of sewerage. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Maynard is hereby authorized Maynafdmay 
to lay out, construct, maintain and operate a system or construct 

p . , . , '^ „ ^ sewerage 

systems oi mam drams and common sewers for a part or system. 
the whole of its territory, with such connections and other 
works as may be required for a system of sewage disposal; 
and for the purpose of providing better surface or other 
drainage, guarding against pollution of the water and other- 
wise protecting the public health, may lay, make and main- 
tain such main drains as it deems best. For the purposes 
aforesaid the town may, within its limits, deepen, widen, 
and clear of obstruction any brook, stream or water course, 
and may straighten or alter the channel or divert the water 
thereof, and may make and maintain sub-drains, and, with 
the approval of the state department of health, discharge 
the water into any brook, stream or water course within the 
town. 
Section 2. The town shall elect by ballot at an annual Board of sewer 

. . commissioners, 

meetmg a board of three sewer commissioners, who shall be election, term, 

• • etc. 

citizens of the town, to hold office for one, two, and three 
years, respectively, from the date of their election and until 
their successors are elected and qualifietl; and thereafter 



352 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 340. 



Vacancy. 



May acquire 
lands, water 
rights, etc. 



Proviso. 



Description of 
lands, etc., 
taken to be 
recorded, etc. 



Damages. 



at each annual town meeting the town shall elect one member 
of the board to serve for three years or until his successor is 
elected and qualified. If a vacancy occurs in the board the 
town may at a meeting called for the purpose elect a person 
duly qualified to fill the vacancy. 

Section 3. Said board of commissioners, acting for and 
in behalf of the town, shall have full power to take or acquire 
by purchase or otherwise any lands, water rights, rights of 
way or easements in said town, public or private, necessary 
for accomplishing any purpose mentioned in this act, and 
may construct within the town such main drains and sewers 
under or over any water course, bridge, railroad, railway, 
highway, boulevard, or other way, or within the location of 
any railroad, and may enter upon and dig up any private 
land, street or way or railroad location, for the purpose of 
laying such drains and sewers and of maintaining and re- 
pairing the same, and may perform any other act necessary 
or proper for the purposes of this act: "provided, however, 
that they shall not take in fee anj^ land of a railroad cor- 
poration, and that they shall not enter upon or construct 
any drain or sewer within the location of any railroad cor- 
poration except at such time and in such manner as they 
may agree upon with such corporation, or, in case of failure 
to agree, as may be approved by the public service com- 
mission. 

Section 4. Said board, in order to take any lands in fee, 
water rights, rights of way or easements, shall cause to be 
recorded in the registry of deeds for the southern district of 
the county of Middlesex, a statement signed by a majority 
of the board containing a description thereof sufficiently 
specific for identification, and specifying that the same are 
taken under the authority of this act; and upon such re- 
cording, the title to the lands, water rights, rights of way or 
easements described in the statement shall vest in the town 
of Maynard, which shall pay all damages therefor and all 
other damages sustained by any person or corporation 
through any action of said board under this act. Said board 
at the time of such taking shall notify the owners thereof in 
writing, and may agree with any person or corporation 
upon the damages sustained by such person or corporation; 
otherwise the damages shall be assessed by a jury in the 
superior court for said county upon petition of either party, 
in the manner provided by law for determining damages for 
land taken for highways; but in case of a taking no suit or 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 340. 353 

petition shall be brought after the expiration of two years 
from the date of the recording of the taking as herein pro- 
vided; and in all other cases no suit or petition shall be 
brought after the expiration of two years from the time 
when the cause of action accrues. 
Section 5. In everv case of a petition for the assessment Town may 

PI J, • " • 1 . . j^' /«i • offer specified 

or damages or tor a jury said town may at any time nle m sum as dam- 
the office of the clerk of the court an offer to pay the pe- *^^^' 
titioner a sum therein specified as damages; and if the 
petitioner does not accept the same within thirty days after 
notice of such offer, and does not finally recover a sum 
greater than that offered, not including interest from the 
date of the offer on the sum so recovered, the town shall 
recover costs from the date of said notice; and the petitioner 
shall be entitled to costs only to said date. 

Section 6. The town shall by vote determine what pro- Apportionment 
portion of the cost of said system or systems of sewerage °^°°^*^- 
and sewage disposal the town shall pay: provided, that it Proviso. 
shall pay not less than one quarter nor more than one half 
of the whole cost. In providing for the payment of the re- 
maining portion of the cost of said system or systems the 
town may avail itself of any or all of the methods permitted 
by general laws, and at the same meeting at which it de- 
termines the proportion of the cost which is to be borne by 
the town, it may by its vote determine by which of such 
methods the remaining portion of said cost shall be provided 
for. In case it determines that such remaining portion of u^n^ownerl 
said cost shall be provided for wholly or in part by assess- f^^^^ estate, 
ments upon the owners of estates situated within the terri- 
tory embraced by said system or systems and benefited 
thereby, then said owners shall be assessed by said board 
of sewer commissioners their proportional parts, respectively, • 
of such portion of said cost as said town shall have determined 
is to be provided for by assessment, but no estate shall be 
deemed to be benefited until a sewer is constructed into 
which it can be drained. For the purpose of fixing the 
amounts of such assessments the said board shall determine 
the value of the special benefit to each of said estates, re- 
spectively, from the said system or systems of sewers, taking 
into account all the circumstances of the case; and the 
proportionate part to be paid by the owners of said estates, 
respectively, shall be based upon the amount of the special 
benefit to each estate, determined as aforesaid, and in no 
case shall exceed such special benefit, and every such owner 



354 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 340. 

shall, within three months after written notice of such 
assessment, served on him or on the occupant of his estate, 
or sent by mail to the last address of the owner known to 
the board of sewer commissioners, pay the sum so assessed 
Provisos. ^Q ^jjg collector of taxes of said town: i^rovided, that said 

board shall, on the written request of any such owner made 
within the said three months, apportion the assessment into 
ten equal parts or assessments; and the board shall certify 
such apportionment to the assessors of the town, and one 
of said parts or instalments, with interest from the date of 
the apportionment at six per cent per annum, shall be added 
by the assessors to the annual tax on the estate for each 
year next ensuing, until all the said parts have so been 
added, unless sooner paid as hereinafter provided; and 
l^rovided, further, that nothing herein contained shall be 
construed to prevent the pa^Tnent at any time in one 
payment, notwithstanding its prior apportionment, of any 
balance of said assessments then remaining unpaid, but 
interest on the balance at the rate of six per cent per annum 
shall be paid to the date of such payment, and thereupon 
the collector of taxes of said town shall receive the same and 
shall certify such payment or payments to the assessors, 
who shall preserve a record thereof. In case of corner lots 
abutting on more than one sewered street the same area 
shall not be assessed more than once. 
|i^ayn^ard ^^^ Section 7. The towu, for the purpose of paying the 
Act of 1916. ' necessary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, 
may incur indebtedness in excess of the statutory limit, to 
an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, and may issue therefor from time to time bonds or 
notes. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Maynard Sewerage Loan, Act of 1916, shall be payable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty years from 
the 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 of 
the town and countersigned by a majority of the selectmen. 
Each authorized issue of bonds or notes shall constitute a 
separate loan. The town may 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 re- 
tained in the treasury, and the treasurer shall, upon the 
order of said board of commissioners, pay therefrom the 
expenses incurred for the purposes aforesaid. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 340. 355 

Section 8. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing the Pa>Tneiit of 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual °^^' 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish the same within the time prescribed 
in this act; and the amount of principal and interest pay- 
able 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 therefor, 
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 by said loan is extinguished. 

Section 9. The receipts from sewer assessments and ^ifa^^e^and 
from payments made in lieu thereof shall be applied by the expenses of 
board of sewer commissioners to the paATnent of charges and etc. 
expenses incident to the maintenance and operation of said 
systems 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 here- 
under 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 the said receipts shall not in any year be 
sufficient for the purposes aforesaid the town shall raise by 
taxation, in the same manner in which money is raised and 
appropriated for other town purposes, the balance required 
therefor. 

Section 10. Any assessment levied under the provisions Assessment to 
of section six or charge aforesaid shall constitute a lien upon fi^n^u^lf ^ 
the estate, which shall continue for two years after the '^^*^*®' '^*''- 
certificate thereof is filed, and after the demand aforesaid 
is made, or in case of apportionment, until the expiration 
of two years from the time when the last instalment is com- 
mitted to the collector of taxes. Said assessment, together 
with interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, with 
incidental costs and expenses, may be satisfied by the sale 
of the estate or so much thereof as shall be sufficient to dis- 
charge the assessment and interest and intervening charges, 
if the assessment is not paid within three months after the 
service of said notice, or, if it has been apportioned, within 
three months after any portion has become due. Such sale 
and all proceedings connected therewith shall be conducted 
in the same manner as sales for the non-payment of taxes, 



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Persons 
aggrieved may 
apply for a 
jury, etc. 



Clerk and 
superintendent, 
appointment, 
etc. 



Contracts. 



Rules and 
regulations. 



Plans to be 
approved by 
state depart- 
ment of health. 



and real estate so sold may be redeemed in the same manner 
as if sold for the non-payment of taxes. Such assessments 
or parts thereof may be collected also by an action of con- 
tract in the name of the town of JNIaynard against the owner 
of the estate, brought at any time within two years after 
the same have become due. 

Section 11. Any person aggrieved by any such assess- 
ment may, at any time within three months after the service 
of the demand mentioned in section six of this act, apply to 
the superior court for said county for a jury to revise the 
same, but before making such application he shall give to 
said commissioners fourteen days' notice in writing, and 
shall therein specify particularly his objection to the assess- 
ment, to which specification he shall be confined in his hear- 
ing before the jury. 

Section 12. Said board of sewer commissioners shall 
annually appoint a clerk, and may appoint a superintendent 
of sewers, and may remove said clerk or superintendent at 
its pleasure. The compensation of the commissioners shall 
be fixed by the town. 

Section 13. All contracts made by the board of sewer 
commissioners shall be made in the name of the town and 
shall be signed by the board, but no contract shall be made 
or obligation incurred by the commissioners for any purpose 
in excess of the amount of money appropriated by the town 
therefor. 

Section 14. Said commissioners may from time to 
time prescribe rules and regulations for the connection of 
estates and buildings with main drains and sewers, and for 
inspection of the materials, the construction, alteration and 
use of all connections and drains entering into such main 
drains or sewers, and may prescribe penalties not exceeding 
tw^enty dollars for each violation of any such rule or regula- 
tion. Such rules and regulations shall be published not less 
than once a week for three successive weeks in some news- 
paper published in the town of ]Maynard, if there be any, and 
if not, then in some newspaper published in the county of 
Middlesex, and shall not take effect until such publication 
has been made. 

Section 15. No act shall be done under authority of the 
preceding sections, except in the making of surveys and 
other preliminary investigations, until the plans for the said 
system of sewerage have been approved by the state de- 
partment of health. Upon application to said department 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 341, 342. 357 

for such approval the department shall give a hearing, after 
due notice to the public. At such hearing plans showing in 
detail all the work to be done in constructing said system of 
sewerage shall be submitted for the approval of the state 
department of health. 

Section 16. Until said board of commissioners shall Jo^^ ™ay 

, . , ,■ • 1 • 1 temporarily 

have been elected as provided m this act, the town may carry on work. 
carry on the construction of its system of sewerage by a 
duly authorized committee of the town. Said committee 
shall serve without pay and shall have all the powers and 
authority given to the board of sewer commissioners in this 
act or by the general law^s relating to boards of sewer com- 
missioners. 

Section 17. This act shall take effect upon its passage, Act to be 
but no expenditure shall be made and no liability incurred votMs"\l*° 
hereunder until this act has been accepted by vote of a 
majority of the voters of said town voting thereon at a legal 
meeting called for the purpose. Approved May 25, 1916. 



ChapMl 



[1911, 609.] 

An Act to repeal the act incorporating the east 
boston marginal freight railroad company. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter six hundred and nine of the acts Act incorporat- 
of the year nineteen hundred and eleven, being an act to Boston** 
incorporate the East Boston Marginal Freight Railroad FrdghTRaii- 
Company, is hereby repealed. road Company 

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

3, Approved May 26, 1916. 

[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; 1915, 87. Spec; 130, Spec; 270, Spec; 293, Spec; 
297, Spec; 376, Spec] 

An Act to provide for the construction of an addi- ni^rij. oao 

TIONAL station IN THE BOYLSTON STREET SUBWAY IN 
the CITY OF BOSTON. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Boston transit commission, hereinafter Boston transit 
called the "commission", shall, after the contract for the 0^^™°°*° 
use thereof is made as hereinafter provided, construct in the stiuonln' 
city of Boston, hereinafter called the "city", an additional Boy iston street 

. . . • 1 1 T-» 1 «' ' subway m 

station in connection with the Boylston street subway, so- Boston. 
called. Said station shall be located at or near Arlington 



358 



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Changes in 
grades, etc. 



To make 
preliminary 
plans, etc. 



Description of 
station to be 
filed, etc. 



Contracts. 



street, or at or near a point on the Boylston street subway 
substantially midway between the Copley square station 
in the Boylston street subway, and the station at the corner 
of Boylston and Tremont streets, provided for by Part I 
of chapter seven hundred and forty-one of the acts of the 
year nineteen hundred and , eleven. Said station shall be 
of such kind, character and dimensions as the commission 
shall determine, and shall conform to the general design, 
character and dimensions of the other stations in the Boyl- 
ston street subway. 

The commission is hereby authorized to make such changes 
in the grades of the present tunnel as may be necessary for 
the proper construction of the said station and its entrances 
and exits, and may devise and use any means that it may 
deem proper to connect for easy access the north and the 
south platforms of the said station. 

Section 2. The commission shall, immediately after the 
passage of this act, make such preliminary investigations, 
surveys and plans as may be necessary or desirable to carry 
out the purposes of this act, and to that end may enter 
upon any lands, and place and maintain marks therein, 
and may make excavations, borings, and do all other acts 
necessary for such investigations and surveys, and may 
expend such sums as it deems necessary therefor. The ex- 
penses incurred in making such preliminary investigations, 
surveys and plans shall be deemed a part of the cost of the 
work. 

Section 3. The commission shall not begin the work of 
construction until it has filed in the office of the city clerk 
of the city of Boston a plan sigried by the commission show- 
ing the proposed layout of the station and the location of 
the approaches thereto and connections therewith, and the 
alignment and grade of the platforms, which plans shall 
be submitted for its approval to the Boston Elevated Rail- 
way Company, hereinafter called the "company", which 
term shall be deemed to include its successors and assigns. 
Any such plan so filed may be altered at any time by a 
new plan signed and filed in like manner. 

Section 4. The commission may make contracts in the 
name of the city for the work herein authorized, but all 
contracts involving two thousand dollars or more in amount 
shall be in writing, and shall be signed by the contractor 
and a majority of the commission, and no such contract 
shall be altered except by an instrument in writing signed 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 342. 359 

by the contractor and a majority of the commission, and 
also by the sureties, if any, on the bond given by the con- > 
tractor for the completion of the original contract. No 
such contract or alteration of any such contract shall be 
valid or binding on the city unless executed in the manner 
aforesaid. 

Section 5. All work done under this act, under or near streets to be 
public streets and places, shall be conducted, so far as may dm?ng°certain 
be practicable, in such manner as to leave such streets and ^°^'"^' 
places, or a reasonable part thereof, open for traffic between 
the hours of eight in the forenoon and six in the afternoon 
of each secular day except public? holidays. 

Section 6. The commission mav, for the purposes of PuWicways 

,. ,,. iii'i • ^^^ lands may 

this act, use public ways and lands without compensation be used, etc. 
therefor, and the commission may, for the said purposes, 
acquire for the city by purchase or otherwise, or may take 
lands in fee, and easements, estates and rights in land, in- 
cluding the right to go under the surface thereof, or through 
or under buildings or part of buildings thereon or any lease- 
hold rights, or other rights therein, or relative thereto; and 
such takings in fee or otherwise may be made whether the 
lands or other rights taken or otherwise affected are held 
under title derived by eminent domain or otherwise and 
the commission may, for such purpose, acquire for the city 
by purchase, or otherwise, or may take any property and 
rights of any kind deemed by it essential to the construction 
of said station. A taking or purchase under this section of 
an easement or other estate or right in a given parcel of 
real estate or any right taken, whether such parcel or other 
right taken, consists of unimproved land or of land and 
buildings or rights of any nature, may be confined to a 
portion or section of such parcel or right fixed by planes of 
division, or otherwise, below or above or at the surface 
of the soil, and in such case no taking need be made of 
upper or lower portions, or other parts or sections thereof, 
except of such easements therein, if any, as the commission 
may deem necessary. The commission, to make any taking Taking, etc., to 
by right of eminent domain, shall cause to be recorded in 'rerecorded. 
the registry of deeds for the county of Suffolk a description 
of the lands, easements, estates or rights to be taken, as 
certain as is required in a common conveyance of land, with 
the statement that the same are taken under authority of 
this act, which description and statement shall be signed 
by the commission, and the lands, easements, estate or 



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Notice to 
owners. 



Structures on 
lands acquired 
may be sold, 
etc. 



Proceeds 
deducted from 
cost. 



Damages. 



Relocation of 
tracks, con- 
duits, etc. 



rights therein described, shall, upon such recording, vest 
in the city. The commission shall, so far as may be practi- 
cable, notify all known owners of such takings, but the 
validity thereof shall not be affected by want of such notice. 

Section 7. The commission may sell the buildings or 
other structures upon any lands taken by it, or may remove 
the same, and shall sell, if a sale be practicable, or if not, 
shall lease, any lands or rights or interests in lands or other 
property taken or purchased for the purposes of this act, 
whenever the same shall, in the opinion of the commission, 
cease to be needed for the said purposes. The proceeds of 
any such sale or lease shall be deducted from the cost of the 
said station for the purpose of ascertaining the rental thereof. 

Section 8. The commission shall determine and award 
the damages sustained by any person by reason of property, 
except public ways or lands, taken or injured by the com- 
mission under authority of this act and may agree with any 
person as to the amount to be paid as damages sustained by 
him for any property so taken or injured, which damages 
the city shall be liable to pay. If any such person is dis- 
satisfied with the award, or cannot agree with the commis- 
sion upon his damages, the same may be determined by a 
jury in the superior court for the county of Suffolk, on 
petition of such person or of the commission, in which 
latter case such person shall be joined as a petitioner against 
the city, filed in the clerk's office within one year after the 
property is taken or injured; and judgment shall be entered 
upon the determination of the jury, and costs shall be taxed 
and execution issue in favor of the prevailing party, as in 
other civil cases. The members of the commission shall 
not be liable personally for any such damage. 

Section 9. The commission may order the temporary 
removal or relocation of any surface tracks, and the tempo- 
rary or permanent removal or relocation of any conduits, 
pipes, wires, poles, or other property of any person or cor- 
poration which it deems to interfere with the construction 
or operation of the subways and connections, and shall 
grant new locations for any such structures so removed or 
relocated. Such orders, to the extent specified therein, shall 
be deemed a revocation of the right or license to maintain 
such tracks, conduits, pipes, wires, poles, or other property, 
and the owner of any such structures in public ways or 
lands shall comply with such orders without expense to the 
city. If any such owner shall fail to comply with the order 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 342. 361 

of the commission within a reasonable time, to be fixed in 
the order, the commission may discontinue and remove 
such tracks, conduits, pipes, wires, poles, or other property, 
and may relocate the same, and the cost of such discon- 
tinuance, removal, or relocation shall be repaid to the city 
by the owner. Xo such discontinuance, removal, or re- 
location shall entitle the owner of the property thus affected 
to any damages on account thereof. Any such structures Expense of 
in or upon private lands may be removed and relocated by stmctu'es^on 
the commission, or if removed and relocated by the owner ^^"^^^^ ^^^' 
thereof, the reasonable expense shall be repaid to him by 
the commission. Any gas or electric lighting company may 
shut off the gas or current from any pipes or wires affected 
by any acts done hereunder, so far, and for such time, as 
may be necessary to prevent the escape or explosion of 
gas, or other public danger. 

Section 10. The commission, in the name and behalf ^^^^''^ . . 
of the city of Boston, and the company, before work here- Boston 
under is begun, are hereby authorized and requested to way Company 
enter into a contract in writing for the sole and exclusive steti'on,°itc. 
use of the station herein provided for by the company for 
the running of its cars therein, and for such other uses as 
the commission and the company may agree upon, for a 
term from the beginning of the use thereof to the expiration 
of the contract now in existence between the city and the 
company for the use and operation of the said Boylston 
street subway, and the running of cars therein, at a reasonable 
annual rental not exceeding four and one half per cent of 
the net cost of the station herein provided for. Said con- contract to 
tract shall include such other provisions and conditions fCrm^oFilase.* 
following the form of the lease now in existence for the use 
of the Boylston street subway, so far as the same may be 
applicable, as the commission and the company may agree 
upon, or as shall be determined under this act. The reason- 
able terms, provisions, and conditions of such contract, if 
not agreed upon by the commission and the company, shall 
be determined as hereinafter provided. The provisions of 
this act, in so far as they declare, define or establish the 
terms and conditions for the construction, tenure, mainte- 
nance and operation of the station, shall be embodied in 
and made part of said contract. The use of the station 
shall begin when, in the opinion of the commission, a reason- 
able time after completion has been allowed for equipment. 
The net cost thereof shall be deemed to include, except as Net cost, how 

determined. 



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Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 342. 



Interest. 



Use, etc., of 
station. 



Rights of West 
End Street 
Railway Com- 
pany. 



Commission 
and officers of 
company to 
meet for agree- 
ment upon 
terms of 
contract, etc. 



In case of dis- 
agreement, 
public service 
commission to 
make decision, 
etc. 



is otherwise provided herein, all expenditures incurred in 
acquisition and construction, including damages, expenses 
and salaries of the commission, and interest at three and 
one fourth per cent per annum on the debt incurred in con- 
struction prior to the beginning of the use. 

Any interest received by the city upon the proceeds of 
the bonds prior to the expenditure of such proceeds shall 
be credited against interest during construction in ascertain- 
ing the net cost of said station. 

In respect to the equipment, use and operation of the 
station, the company shall have all the powers and privi- 
leges, and be subject to all the duties, liabilities, restrictions 
and provisions set forth in all general and special laws now 
or hereafter in force applicable to it. 

The use and control of the station, if acquired by the 
company, shall be subject to the rights, if any, which the 
West End Street Railway Company may have under the 
provisions of article two of its lease to the company, dated 
December nine, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, or 
otherwise. 

Section 11. The commission shall fix a time and place, 
within six months after the passage of this act, when it 
will meet the officers of the company for the purpose of 
agreeing upon the terms of a contract for the sole use of 
said station by the company under the provisions of this 
act, and shall endeavor to bring about an agreement as to 
the terms of such contract and to procure the same to be 
executed. If the terms of the contract are not agreed upon 
by the commission and the company within nine months 
after the passage of this act, that fact shall be certified by 
the commission to the public service commission. The 
public service commission shall, within three months there- 
after, set a date for a hearing, and shall notify the city of 
Boston, the commission, and the company of the hearing. 
The public service commission, after such hearings as it 
deems necessary and after giving full consideration to the 
rights and equities of the city, the public, and the company, 
shall determine upon a reasonable rental and other reason- 
able terms for such a contract for the sole use of said station, 
and shall notify the company and the commission of its 
finding, and shall request the company and the commission, 
in the name of the city, to enter into such a contract upon 
the terms so found and determined by the public service 
commission. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 342. 363 

If the company shall not accept the terms so fixed on or Certification 
before the first day of July, in the year nineteen hundred and seT%^ce com- 
seventeen, the public service commission shall certify that g"vernor°and 
fact to the governor and council. council. 

Section 12. Upon the determination by the commission company 
of any important question arising in the course of the work revision, e°c. 
herein provided for, except on award of or agreement upon 
damages, as provided in section eight hereof, the company 
may, within three days after notice of such determination, 
apply to the commission for a revision of the same, and 
thereupon the commission may consider and determine such 
question, subject to any right of appeal that any person 
interested may have under existing laws. 

Section 13. The treasurer of the city shall from time city of Boston 
to time, on request of the commission, issue and sell at ^ '"'"'^ ^°'"^'- 
public or private sale the bonds of the city, registered or 
with interest coupons attached, as he may deem best, to an 
amount not exceeding the cost herein provided for. Such Arlington 
bonds shall be designated on their face, Arlington Station ^^""'^ ^°"'^^- 
Bonds, shall be for such terms, not exceeding fifty years, as 
the mayor and treasurer of the city may determine, and shall 
bear interest payable semi-annually at such rate, not ex- 
ceeding four per cent per annum, as the treasurer shall 
determine. The debts incurred by the city from time to 
time under the provisions of this act shall not be included 
in determining the statutory limit of indebtedness of the 
city, and the proceeds of the bonds shall be used to meet all 
damages, costs and expenses incurred by the commission 
or by the city in carrying out the provisions of this act. 
The board of commissioners of sinking funds shall establish Payment of 
a sinking fund for the payment of the bonds issued under ^°^'^' 
this act. All premiums received from the sale thereof shall 
be paid into the sinking fund. All rents, tolls, percentages 
or other annual compensation received by the city for any 
use of the station under this act or for any use of any lands 
or rights taken under authority of this act shall annually 
be used by the treasurer, — first, to meet the requirements 
of any deficiency in the said sinking fund; second, to meet 
the interest on the bonds; and the surplus, if any, as a part 
of the general revenue of the city. The proceeds from any 
sale or lease of lands or rights acquired by purchase or 
otherwise under authority of this act shall be paid into the 
said sinking fund, or shall be used for construction, as the 
commission may determine. 



364 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 343. 



Company may 
issue stocks 
or bonds, etc. 



City to own 
station. 



Certain city 
officials to 
continue work 
if commis- 
sion ceases to 
exist. 



Certain courts 
to enforce 
provisions of 
act. 



Time for 

beginning 

work. 



Section 14. The company, for the equipment of the 
station authorized by this act and for all expenditures by 
the company required or authorized hereby, may, from time 
to time, in the manner and subject to the requirements 
prescribed by law, issue and dispose of such amounts of 
its capital stock or bonds, each, at its option, in addition to 
the amounts heretofore authorized, as may be necessary. 

Section 15. The city shall have, hold and enjoy in its 
private or proprietary capacity, as its own property, the 
said station, and all rents, tolls, income and profits from all 
contracts entered into by it for the use of said station or 
any part thereof, and the same shall never be taken by the 
commonwealth except on payment of just compensation. 

Section 16. If the commission shall cease to exist 
before the completion of the work herein provided for, the 
city shall have all the rights, powers and privileges, and 
be subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabilities hereby 
conferred or imposed upon the commission in respect thereto, 
and the said powers and duties shall be exercised and per- 
formed by the mayor, city engineer and city treasurer in 
place of the commission. 

Section 17. The supreme judicial court and the superior 
court, upon application of any party in interest, the city or 
any ten taxable inhabitants thereof, may enforce the pro- 
visions of this act or prevent violation of the same by any 
appropriate process. 

Section 18. The construction of the said station herein 
authorized shall be begun at such time within one month 
after the contract herein provided for is made as the com- 
mission and the company may agree upon. 

Section 19. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

AjJiyroved May 26, 1916. 



[1916, 253, Spec] 

C/ia». 343 An Act relative to the amount of money to be ex- 
pended BY THE CITY OF PITTSFIELD IN THE GRADING AND 
PAVING OF ITS STREETS. 

Be it enacted, etc., as foUoivs: 

Section 1. Section nine of chapter two hundred and 
fifty-three of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen is hereby amended by striking out after the 
word "notes", where it first occurs, the words "but the 
aggregate unpaid and outstanding amount thereof shall at 



1916, 253 (S.), 
§ 9, amended. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 344. 365 

no time exceed one hundred thousand dollars", and insert- 
ing in place thereof the words : — to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars beyond the statutory 
limit of indebtedness, — so as to read as follows : — Sec- city of 
tion 9. The said city may, for the purpose of paying the nee- borrow money 
essary expenses and liabilities incurred under this act, issue plivelts streets. 
from time to time bonds or notes to an amount not exceed- 
ing one hundred thousand dollars beyond the statutory limit 
of indebtedness. Such bonds or notes shall be designated, 
Pittsfield Paving Loan, Act of 1916, and shall be payable 
at the expiration of periods not exceeding ten years from 
the dates of issue, and shall bear interest, payable semi- 
annually, at a rate not exceeding four and one half per 
cent per annum, but the provisions of chapter seven hun- 
dred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and thirteen, and all acts in amendment thereof, in addition 
thereto, or in substitution therefor shall otherwise apply to 
the issue of such bonds or notes. The city may authorize 
temporary loans to be made by its mayor and treasurer, 
and may give temporary notes therefor from time to time 
in accordance with the provisions of general law in anticipa- 
tion of the issue of bonds herein authorized or in anticipa- 
tion of the payments to be made. 

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

Approved May 26, 1916. 

An Act to authorize the town of dunstable to supply ChQ^r) 344 

ITSELF AND ITS INHABITANTS WITH WATER. 

Be it eiiaded, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of Dunstable may supply itself water supply 
and its inhabitants with water for the extinguishment of Dunstable. 
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 May acquire 
take, or acquire l)y purchase or otherwise, and hold, the ce'na^n waters, 
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 pur- 
chase or otherwise, and hold all lands, rights of way and 
easements necessary for collecting, storing, purifying and 



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Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 344. 



Pro\'iso. 



May construct 
dams, etc. 



Taking of 
lands, etc., 
to be recorded. 



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 taken or otherwise acquired without 
first obtaining the advice and approval of the state depart- 
ment of health, and that the location of all dams, reser- 
voirs 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 or 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 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 main- 
tain 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 town of Dunstable, 
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, high- 
ways or other ways, in such manner as to cause the least 
possible hindrance to public travel on such ways, and all 
things done upon such ways shall be subject to the direc- 
tion of the selectmen of the toAvn of Dunstable. 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 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 all land acquired under the provisions of this act shall 
vest in the town of Dunstable, and the land so acquired 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 344. 367 

may be managed, improved and controlled by the board 
of water commissioners hereinafter provided for, in such 
manner as it 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 
easement, or by any other thing done by the 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 au- 
thority 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, 
water right, or for any injury thereto, until the water is 
actually withdrawn or diverted by the town under authority 
of this act. Said town may by vote, from time to time, 
determine what amount 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 
until the same shall be increased by vote or otherwise, and 
in that event the 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 
necessary expenses and liabilities incurred or to be incurred vvatlr^an, 
under the provisions of this act, may issue from time to time ^^^ °^ ^^^^• 
bonds or notes to an amount not exceeding fifteen thousand 
dollars. Such bonds or notes shall bear on their face the 
words, Town of Dunstable Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall be 
payable at the expiration of periods not exceeding thirty 
years from the respective dates of issue, 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 not for less than their par value, 
and the proceeds, except premiums, shall be used only for 
the purposes herein specified. 

Section 6. Said town shall, at the time of authorizing Payment of 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in accord- ^°^^' 



368 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 344. 



Penalty for 
pollution of 
water, etc. 



Board of water 
commissioners, 
election, term. 



Vacancies, how 
filled. 



ance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen, and all acts in amendment thereof 
or in addition thereto, in such manner that any loan or 
loans issued under authority of this act shall be paid within 
the period specified by section five of this act; 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 w^orks and 
the interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as 
aforesaid by said 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 same manner as 
other taxes, until the debt incurred by said loan is extin- 
guished. 

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 may, after its acceptance of this 
act, at the same meeting at which the act is accepted or at 
a town meeting called for the purpose, elect by ballot three 
persons to hold office, one for three years, one for two years, 
and one for one year from the next succeeding annual town 
meeting, who shall constitute a board of water commis- 
sioners; and thereafter at every annual town meeting one 
such commissioner shall be elected by ballot for a 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 the commis- 
sioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business. Any vacancy occurring in the board from any 
cause may be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term 
by the town at any 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 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 345. 369 

hold office until the town fills the vacancy in the manner 
provided herein. If said town does not elect a board of > 
water commissioners, the board of selectmen shall constitute 
said board of water commissioners. 

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 
w^orks 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 or reconstruction as the water commissioners 
may determine upon, and in case a surplus should remain 
after payment for such new construction or reconstruction 
the water rates shall be reduced proportionately. No 
money shall be expended in new construction 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 expenditures. 

Section 10. This act shall take effect upon its accept- Act t9 be 
ance by a majority of the legal voters of the town of Dun- vot^s, e\c. 
stable 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 this act shall become void 
unless the town shall begin to distribute water to consumers 
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 May 26, 1916. 

[1872, 344; 1874, 125; 1876, 35, 54; 1880, 75; 1881, 129; 1884, 18; 18S7, 25; 1888, 83; 1889, 
302; 1890, 234, 337; 1895, 488; 1898, 57; 1913, 683.) 

An Act to authorize the city of newton to incur nhn^y 345 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCREASING AND 
PURIFYING ITS WATER SUPPLY, STORAGE AND DISTRIBU- 
TION FACILITIES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of procuring additional SyCor^w^"" 
water supply, and of improving, extending and enlarging money to in- 

., , Vji, ,• II- •! • i> •!• • 1 . n creases Its water 

its storage, nitration and distribution lacilities, the city of supply, etc. 



370 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 346. 



Newton Water 
Loan, Act of 
1916. 



Newton is hereby authorized to borrow from time to time, 
outside the statutory limit of indebtedness, and in addition 
to the amounts heretofore authorized by law, such sums of 
money as ma^' be deemed necessary, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding one hundred thousand dollars, and to issue therefor 
bonds or notes. Such bonds or notes shall be denominated 
on the face thereof, Newton Water Loan, Act of 1916, shall 
be payable 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; 
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 exceed- 
ing 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 not for less than their par value. The proceeds 
of any such sale, except accrued interest to date of delivery 
and premiums, shall be used only for the purposes herein 
speciiSed. 

Section 2. The authority granted by this act shall be 
debtedness act. excrciscd strictly in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen and 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 June 1, 1916. 



Subject to 
municipal in- 



Chap. 34:6 



Central Ver- 
mont Railway 
Company may 
acquire capital 
stock of 
Southern New 
England Rail- 
road Corpora- 
tion. 



[Central Vermont Railway Company, 1890, 272; 1898, 456; 1903, 431; Southern New 
England Railroad Corporation, 1912, 725; 1915, 235, Spec] 

An Act to authorize the central \t:rmont railway 

COMPANY to acquire ANY OR ALL OF THE SHARES OF THE 
CAPITAL STOCK OF THE SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND RAIL- 
ROAD CORPORATION. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The Central Vermont Railway Company, 
a railroad corporation established under the laws of the 
state of Vermont, is hereby authorized to acquire any or 
all of the shares of the capital stock of the Southern New 
England Railroad Corporation, a corporation duly estab- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 347. 371 

lished under the laws of the commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts; and The Grand Trunk Railway Company of Canada is , 
hereby authorized to transfer any or all of the shares of the 
capital stock of said Southern New England Railroad Cor- 
poration heretofore acquired by said The Grand Trunk 
Railway Company of Canada to said Central Vermont 
Railway Company, its successors and assigns: provided, Proviso. 
hoivever, that such acquisition and such transfer shall not 
be made until the public service commission, after notice 
and a public hearing, shall have approved said acquisition 
and said transfer and the terms thereof as consistent with 
the public interests. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

(Central Vermont Railway Company, 1916, 347, Spec] 



[Central Vermont Railway Company, 1916, 346, Spec; New London Northern Railroad 
Company, 1860, 38; 1864,10,147,184; 1866,5,41; 1867,76,140; 1868,239; 1869,174, 
260, 315; 1870, 362. 405; 1871, 289, 291; 1872, 174, 224, 273; 1880, 131, 169; 1881, 94; 
1887, 139; 1890, 272; 1898, 456; 1903, 431; 1910, 195.] 

An Act rel.^.tive to the transfer by mortgage by the nhn^ 347 

CENTR^^L VERMONT RAILWAY COMPANY OF SAID COMPANY'S 
INTEREST AS LESSEE IN THE RAILROADS, FRANCHISES AND 
OTHER PROPERTY OF THE NEW LONDON NORTHERN RAIL- 
ROAD COMP-^TY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1, The transfer by mortgage dated the first Certain trans- 
day of May in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine ofcenTraT^^ 
to the American Loan and Trust Company, now the American wa™Compa^ny 
Trust Company, as trustee, made by the Central Vermont jfoi^N'orthern 
Railway Company of the interest of said Central Vermont Railroad Com- 
Railway Company as lessee in the railroads, franchises and 
other property of the New London Northern Railroad Com- 
pany is hereby consented to: provided, that such consent Proviso, 
shall take effect only when such transfer is approved by the 
public service commission, after notice and a public hearing, 
as consistent with the public interest. 

Section 2. The proposed transfer b\- the Central Ver- May make 
mont Railway Company of the interest of said Central trusfcompany, 
Vermont Railway Company as lessee in the railroads, fran- ^*'^- 
chises and other property of the New London Northern 
Railroad Company by a mortgage or deed of trust, covering 
all or substantially all of the other existing lines of railroad 
now owned by said Central Vermont Railway Company as 



372 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 348. 



Proviso. 



well as said leasehold interest, to any trust company in- 
corporated under the laws of the commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts or any other state, as trustee, with or without an 
individual co-trustee, and its or their successors in trust, to 
secure bonds of said Central Vermont Railway Company 
to the aggregate principal amount of thirty million dollars, 
is hereby consented to and authorized: provided, that such 
consent and authorization shall take effect only when such 
transfer is approved by the public service commission, after 
notice and a public hearing, as consistent with the public 
interest. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Ajjproved June 1, 1916. 



Town of North 
Reading may 
borrow money 
for school 
purposes. 



C/iOtp. 348 An Act to authorize the town of north reading to 

INCUR ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The town of North Reading, for the purpose 
of constructing, furnishing and equipping a school building, 
may incur indebtedness to an amount not exceeding six 
thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor to 
be denominated on the face thereof, North Reading School 
Loan, Act of 1916. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by 
the treasurer of the town and countersigned by the select- 
men, 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 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 town may sell 
the said securities at public or private sale, upon such terms 
and conditions as it may deem proper; but not for less than 
their par value. 

Section 2. The town, at the time of authorizing the 
said loan or loans, shall provide for the pa\Tnent thereof 
in such annual pa\'Tnents 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, be annually assessed by the assessors of the 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 349. 373 

town, in the same manner as other taxes, until the debt is 
extinguished. 
Section 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

[1916, 282, Spec] 

An Act relative to the administration of the mu- nhny 349 

NICIPAL AFFAIRS OF THE TOWNS OF BLACKSTONE AND 
MILLVILLE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. All indebtedness of the town of Blackstone Administration 
outstanding at the date of the passage of this act shall be aff^rTi'nToln 
deemed outside the limit of indebtedness as fixed by chapter °^ Blackstone. 
seven hundred and nineteen of the acts of the year nineteen 
hundred and thirteen. 

Section 2. The debt limit of the town of Blackstone Debt limit 
for the years nineteen hundred and seventeen, nineteen towns^of 
hundred and eighteen and nineteen hundred and nineteen and^MiUvilie 
shall be three per cent of the assessed valuation of the taxable 
property in the town as fixed by the assessors in the year 
nineteen hundred and sixteen, exclusive of the value of 
that property set off as the town of Millville by chapter two 
hundred and eighty-two of the Special Acts of the year 
nineteen hundred and sixteen. The debt limit of the town 
of Millville for the years nineteen hundred and seventeen, 
nineteen hundred and eighteen and nineteen hundred and 
nineteen shall be three per cent of the assessed valuation of 
the taxable property in the territory set off from the town 
of Blackstone as the town of Millville, as fixed by the assessors 
of the town of Blackstone in the year nineteen hundred and 
sixteen; and for the year nineteen hundred and twenty and 
thereafter the debt limit for the town of Blackstone and 
the town of Millville shall be the same as for all other towns 
in the commonwealth. 

Section 3. The towns of Blackstone and Millville may Borrowing 
borrow, in anticipation of the revenue of the year nineteen tovvn"*of Biack- 
hundred and seventeen, an amount not exceeding in the Mmviileln 
aggregate the amount of the total tax levy of the town of re"venSe*\"nj''^ 
Blackstone for the year nineteen hundred and sixteen plus i^ed. 
the bank, corporation, and street railway tax received from 
the state in the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. The 
said amount shall be apportioned between the towns of 
Blackstone and Millville in the proportion that the valuation 



374 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 349. 



Officers of 
town of 
Blackstone to 
act for town of 
Millville for 
1916. 



Repeal. 



Certain pro- 
visions of law 
not to apply. 



Towns to call 
special meet- 
ings to appor- 
tion assets and 
liabilities. 



Primaries and 
elections. 



Acts, etc., of 
town officers 
confirmed. 



in the territory of the respective towns bears to the total 
vahiation of the town of Blackstone as fixed by the assessors 
of said town for the year nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Section 4. For the year nineteen hundred and sixteen 
the officers of the town of Blackstone in office on the first 
day of jNlay in that year shall, both for the town of Blackstone 
and for the town of Millville, exercise the powers and per- 
form the duties conferred and imposed by law upon such 
officers and they shall continue to provide for both the 
town of Blackstone and the town of Millville for said year 
to the same extent as if the said town of ^Millville had con- 
tinued to be a part of said town of Blackstone during said 
year; and they shall continue so to act after the ex-piration 
of the said year for the town of Blackstone until their suc- 
cessors are chosen and qualified, and for the town of Millville 
until the officers of that town are elected. So much of 
chapter two hundred and eighty-two of the Special Acts of 
the year nineteen hundred and sixteen and of any other act 
as is inconsistent herewith is hereby repealed. Section four 
hundred and thirty of Part V of chapter eight hundred and 
thirty-five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen shall not apply to this act. 

The said towns shall call special meetings for the purpose 
of choosing a committee for the apportionment of the assets 
and liabilities, as provided by section five of said chapter 
two hundred and eighty-two. The town clerk of the town 
of Blackstone shall furnish a list of the registered voters 
residing within the territorial limits of the town of Black- 
stone and the town of ^Millville which list shall be used at 
the said meetings. The town clerk of the town of Blackstone 
shall keep an accurate record of the transactions of the 
town meetings of Blackstone and of ]\Iillville for the calendar 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen. 

Sectiox 5. The said to\ATi officers shall provide for all 
primaries and elections to be held in the town of Blackstone 
and in the town of INlillville in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen, and for this purpose shall cause to be prepared 
lists of the registered voters residing within the territorial 
limits of the towns of Blackstone and IMilh'ille, respectively. 

Section 6. All acts of the town officers of the town of 
Blackstone and all contracts and liabilities entered into or 
incurred by them since April thirtieth, nineteen hundred 
and sLxteen, are hereby confirmed and made valid. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 350, 351. 375 

Section 7. A town meeting shall be held in the month Date of town 
of January, nineteen hundred and seventeen, for the purpose. i9i7for ^ 
of electing town officers of the town of Millville, as required viL^fiVd.' 
by law, who shall serve until the annual town meeting in 
nineteen hundred and eighteen, or until their successors are 
elected and qualified, and for making the necessary appro- 
priations for carrying on the work of the town for the en- 
suing year. The town clerk of the town of Blackstone shall 
furnish a list of the registered voters residing within the 
territorial limits of the town of Millville, which list shall 
be used at said meeting, and delivered to the person pre- 
siding at the meeting before the choice of a moderator. 

Section 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service Chap. 350 

LAWS to the members OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE 
TOWN OF WEST SPRINGFIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the Members of 
Revised Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in field fire"°^' 
addition thereto, are hereby made applicable to all present pfjfed under 
and future members of the fire department of the town of ci^ii service. 
West Springfield. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of ^ubi^°tted t^ 
the town of West Springfield at the next regular town meet- voters, etc. 
ing or at any special town meeting duly called for the purpose, 
and if accepted by a majority of the voters voting thereon, 
shall thereupon take full eftect. For the purpose of being 
submitted to the voters as aforesaid this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. Approved June 1, 1916. 

An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service Chav.^^l 

ACT TO the city MARSHAL OR CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE 
CITY OF MARLBOROUGH. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the city marshal 
Revised Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in poUcfof"^ 
addition thereto, and the civil service rules made there- piaced'uTd^e'J- 
under, and all acts now or hereafter in force relating to the •='^" service. 
appointment and removal of police officers, shall apply to 
the city marshal or chief of police of the city of IMarlborough. 



376 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 352. 



Act to be 
submitted to 
voters, etc. 



Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of 
the city of Marlborough at the next municipal election, and 
shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the 
voters voting thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved Jime 1, 1916. 



City of Chelsea 
to borrow 
money for 
school purposes. 



[1897, 218; 1900, 202; 1903, 257; 1908, 207, 628.] 

Chap.S52 An Act to authorize the city of chelsea to incur 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. For the purpose of acquiring land and con- 
structing and equipping a building thereon to be used as a 
grammar school, the city of Chelsea is hereby authorized 
to borrow the sum of one hundred and seventy-five thousand 
dollars, and may from time to time issue bonds or notes 
therefor, payable at periods not exceeding twenty years 
from their respective dates of issue, and the same shall not 
be reckoned in determining the statutory limit of indebted- 
ness of the city. Such bonds or notes shall be signed by the 
treasurer and countersigned by the mayor of the city, shall 
be denominated on the face thereof, Chelsea Carter Grammar 
School Loan, Act of 1916, and shall bear interest at a rate 
not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, payable 
semi-annually. 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, and the proceeds shall be 
used only for the purpose herein specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of making the 
said loan, provide for the payment thereof in such annual 
payments, beginning not more than one year after the 
date of each respective issue of such bonds or notes, as will 
extinguish the same within the time prescribed by this act; 
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. When a vote to the 
foregoing effect has been passed, a sum sufficient to pay the 
interest as it accrues on the bonds or notes issued as afore- 
said, and to make such pa^'ments 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 



Payment of 
loan. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 377 

assessed, until the debt incurred by said loan or loans is 
extinguished. 

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

Appromd June 1, 1916. 



ChapMS 



An Act in addition to the se\'eral acts making ap- 
propriations FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES 
AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Appropriations. 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise 
specified, to wit: — 

For an annuity for Cornelius J. Lyons, as authorized by Annuity for 
chapter forty-eight of the resolves of the present year, the Lyonl*"^ 
sum of two hundred dollars and thirty-one cents. 

For certain improvements at the Medfield state hospital, ariiTdfi^d''*^ 
as authorized by chapter fifty-one of the resolves of the state hospital. 
present year, a sum not exceeding eight thousand dollars. 

For encouraging practical dairying and the -rearing of live Encouraging 
stock, to be expended under the direction of the state board mTan'd rearing 
of agriculture, as authorized by chapter fifty-four of the ^^ 'i'^^ stock. 
resolves of the present year, a siun not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars. 

For expenses of an investigation to be made by the armory investigation 

commissioners, as authorized by chapter fifty-five of the etc*?r1fle^"^"' 

resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hun- '■^'^s^^- 

dred dollars. 

For an investigation by the state department of health of investigation 
1 I 1 • 1 • 1 1 1 • °' non- 

non-pulmonary tuberculosis, as authorized by chapter sixty- pulmonary 

two of the resolves of the present 3'ear, a sum not exceeding 

five hundred dollars. 

For the preservation of the Massachusetts military monu- Preservation of 
ment at Petersburg, Virginia, as authorized by chapter monument at 
seventy of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- Petersburg, % a. 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 

For repairs on the chapel at the state prison, to be ex- Repairs on 
pended under the direction of the board of prison commis- stSe^rison. 
sioners, as authorized by chapter seventy-two of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty-five hundred 
dollars. 

For the protection of the beach and sliore at Nantasket Protection of 
beach reservation, to be expended under the direction of shore aTxan- 



378 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 



tasket beach 
reservation. 



Investigation 
of special 
training for 
injured persons. 



Determining 
cost of acquir- 
ing for state 
reservation 
tract of land 
in Gay Head. 



The Bradford 
Durfee Textile 
School. 



Erection in 
Porto Rico of 
memorial to 
certain soldiers. 



Special com- 
mission on 
partitions of 
real estate, etc. 



Purchase of 
land at Salem 
state normal 
school. 



Reimbursing 
town of Orange 
ior certain 
expenses. 



Investigation 
as to establish- 
ment of state 
forest at Pur- 
gatory Chasm. 



the metropolitan park commission, out of the jMetropolitan 
Parks ^Maintenance Fund, Nantasket, as authorized by 
chapter seventy-three of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For an investigation of the subject of special training for 
injured persons, to be ex-pended under the direction of the 
board of education, as authorized by chapter seventy-five 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five 
hundred dollars. 

For determining the cost of acquiring a tract of land in 
the town of Gay Head as a state reservation, to be expended 
under the direction of the board of harbor and land com- 
missioners, as authorized by chapter seventy-six of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars. 

For the trustees of The Bradford Durfee Textile School of 
Fall River, as authorized by chapter seventy-seven of the 
resolves of the present year, the following sums: For main- 
tenance of said school, thirty thousand dollars, and for 
additional equipment, seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For the erection in Porto Rico of a memorial to the soldiers 
of the sixth Massachusetts regiment who lost their lives in 
the war with Spain, as authorized by chapter seventy-nine 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars. 

For expenses of the special commission relative to partitions 
of real estate and allied matters, as authorized by chapter 
eighty-one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the purchase of land adjacent to the state normal 
school at Salem, to be expended under the direction of the 
board of education, as authorized by chapter eighty-three 
of the resolves of the present year, a siun not exceeding 
ninety-three hundred and ninety-one dollars. 

For reimbursing the town of Orange for certain expenses 
in connection with the quarantine of some cattle, as au- 
thorized by chapter eighty-fom* of the resolves of the present 
year, the sum of four hundred twenty-seven dollars and 
ninety-six cents. 

For an investigation relative to the establishment of a 
state forest at Purgatory Chasm in the town of Sutton, to 
be ex-pended by the state forest commission, as authorized 
by chapter eighty-five of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 379 

For surveys for a boulevard from jMiddlesex Fells reserva- Surveys for 
tion in Stoneham to Crystal lake and Quannapowitt park-, Itonehtm Lnd 
way in the town of Wakefield, to be expended under the ^^^^i^efieid. 
direction of the metropolitan park commission, out of the 
Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund, as authorized by 
chapter eighty-seven of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding five hundred dollars. 

For draining low lands at the reformatory for women, to Draining low 
be expended under the direction of the board of prison refornfatory for 
commissioners, as authorized by chapter eighty-eight of the '^■°™^°- 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the construction of a pipe line connecting the re- Construction 
formatory for women with the water system of the town of con^nectinT 
Framingham, to be expended under the direction of the womeJTwkh^"'^ 
board of prison commissioners, as authorized by chapter Framingham 
eighty-nine of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

For the expenses of a special board to consider the subject Special board 
of physical training for boys and girls in the public schools, phyS train- 
as authorized by chapter ninety of the resolves of the present Ind ^Hs"^^ 
year, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

For the expenses of a special board to make an investiga- investigation as 
tion relative to the establishment of a state constabulary or mentof^state 
police force, as authorized b}' chapter ninety-two of the constabulary. 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. 

For the investigation and suppression of the white pine Suppression of 
blister rust, to be expended under the direction of the state bUster msV 
board of agriculture, as authorized by section four of chapter 
ninety-one of the General Acts of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the maintenance of aeroplanes by the militia, to be Maintenance of 
expended under the direction of the adjutant general, as th^mmtla.^^ 
authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty-three of the 
General Acts of the present year, a smn not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For clerical assistance for the register of probate and clerical assist- 

• *^ ^ fiiicG lor rcsistGr 

insolvency for the county of Essex, as authorized by chapter pf probate and 
one hundred and twenty-five of the General Acts of the EsTex county. 
present year, a sum not exceeding three hundred thirty- 
three dollars and thirty-three cents, the same to be in addi- 
tion to any amounts heretofore appropriated for this pur- 
pose. 



380 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 



Services in 
laboratory of 
state depart- 
ment of health 
for department 
of animal in- 
dustry. 



Clerical assist- 
ance for register 
of probate and 
insolvency for 
Bristol county. 



Clerical assist- 
ance, etc., for 
supervisor of 
loan agencies. 



Instruction of 
adult blind at 
their homes. 



Construction 
of road in 
Southbridge. 



Construction 
of highway in 
Plymouth and 
Bourne. 



Construction 
of highway in 
Pel ham. 



For certain services to be performed in the laboratory of 
the state department of health for the department of animal 
industry, as authorized by chapter one hundred and fifty- 
five of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eighteen hundred dollars, the same to be in addition 
to the appropriation heretofore made for salaries and ex- 
penses in connection with the manufacture and distribution 
of antitoxin and vaccine l^inph and for making certain in- 
vestigations relative to the Wassermann test. 

For additional clerical assistance for the register of probate 
and insolvency for the county of Bristol, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and sixty-nine of the General Acts of 
the present year, a suxn not exceeding four hundred and 
sixty dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For clerical assistance, rent and other necessary expenses 
of the supervisor of loan agencies, to cover the authorization 
granted by chapter one hundred and ninety-four of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding seven- 
teen hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the instruction of the adult blind at their homes, as 
authorized by chapter two hundred and one of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars, the same to be in addition to the sum appropriated 
by chapter two hundred and four of the Special Acts of the 
present year, to be expended under the direction of the board 
of education by the Perkins Institution and INIassachusetts 
School for the Blind; the authorization for the supervision 
and approval of expenditures of the last named amount 
being hereby transferred to the jMassachusetts commission 
for the blind. 

For the construction of a road in the town of Southbridge 
by the Massachusetts highway commission, as authorized 
by chapter two hundred and two of the General Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the towns of Plym- 
outh and Bourne by the jNIassachusetts highway com- 
mission, as authorized by chapter two hundred and five of 
the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars, five thousand dollars of which is to be 
contributed by the counties of Barnstable and Plymouth. 

For the construction of a highway in the town of Pelham 
bv the Massachusetts highway commission, as authorized 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 381 

by chapter two hundred and six of the General Acts of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the towns of of°hfghwat°fn 
Hubbardston and Rutland by the Massachusetts highway Hubbardston 

. . I'll! 1111 ^^^ Rutland. 

commission, as authorized by chapter two hundred and 
ten of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding ten thousand dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the towns of New Construction 
Braintree and Barre by the jMassachusetts highway com- New^Bramtree 
mission, as authorized by chapter two hundred and twelve ^'^^ ^^"^' 
of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the towns of Ash- Construction 
burnham and Ashby by the JMassachusetts highway com- townl d^^ "^ 
mission, as authorized by chapter two hundred and fourteen and'Ashby!" 
of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the town of Lunen- Construction 
burg by the Massachusetts highway commission, as au- LunlnbSg/" 
thorized by chapter two hundred and fifteen of the General 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding five thousand 
dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the towns of Sand- Construction 

. c!>i/ or nignway in 

wich and Jiashpee by the JMassachusetts highway com- l?"^^"!^^' ^"'^ 
mission, as authorized by chapter two hundred and sixteen 
of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

For the construction of a highway in the towns of Phillip- Construction 
ston and Templeton by the JMassachusetts highway com- phiiifpsTon "" 
mission, as authorized by chapter two hundred and seventeen ^""^ Templeton. 
of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars. 

For the compensation of officers and men of the volunteer Compensation 
militia, to cover expenditures authorized by chapter two men oTyohTn- 
hundred and nine of the General Acts of the present year, teermihtm. 
a sum not exceeding ninety thousand dollars, the same to 
be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For the transportation of officers and men of the volunteer Transportation 
militia, a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same me'n oTyofun- 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for ^''*"' '"'''*'^- 
this purpose. 

For instruction in military authority, organization and instruction in 

... . , . ,' „ ' ... '^ military 

administration and in the elements or military art, a sum authority, etc. 



382 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 



Preparing and 
advertising 
bond sales. 



Printing and 
binding annual 
report of tax 
commissioner. 



Travelling 
expenses of 
district 
attorneys. 



Establishment, 
etc., of free 
employment 
offices. 



Salaries, travel- 
ling expenses, 
etc., of inspec- 
tors of health. 



Grafton state 
hospital. 



Printing, etc., 
of industrial 
accident board 
and state board 
of labor and 
industries. 



Trustees for 
super\nsion of 
life insurance 
departments in 
savings banks. 



Travelling 
expenses of 
detective 



not exceeding one thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any sum heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For preparing and advertising bond sales, to be expended 
by the treasurer and receiver general, a sum not exceeding 
six hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For printing and binding the annual report of the tax 
commissioner of the table of aggregates, including lists of 
corporations for the use of assessors, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For travelling expenses of district attorneys, to cover 
certain bills incurred during the years nineteen hundred and 
fourteen and nineteen hundred and fifteen in excess of the 
appropriations therefor, the sum of two hundred sixt\'-one 
dollars and three cents. 

For the establishment and maintenance of free employ- 
ment offices, to be expended under the direction of the 
director of the bureau of statistics, a sum not exceeding one 
thousand dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount 
heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For salaries, travelling and other neces.sary expenses of 
the state inspectors of health, to cover a certain bill incurred 
in the year nineteen hundred and fifteen in excess of the 
appropriation for that year, the sum of forty-seven dollars 
and twenty-one cents. 

For expenses of the Grafton state hospital, to cover certain 
bills inciu-red in the fiscal years nineteen hundred and thirteen 
and nineteen hundred and fourteen in excess of the appro- 
priations made for those years, the sum of three hundred 
ninety-four dollars and forty-four cents. 

For printing, postage and contingent expenses of the 
industrial accident board and the state board of labor and 
industries, sitting jointly, the sum of three hundred forty- 
three dollars and nineteen cents, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For certain necessary ex])enses of the trustees for the 
supervision of life insurance departments in savings banks, 
a sum not exceeding twelve hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For travelling expenses of the members of the detective 
department of the district police, a sum not exceeding fifteen 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 353. 383 

hundred dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount department of 

, „ • 1 p 1 • district police. 

heretorore appropriated lor tins purpose. 

For incidental and contingent expenses of the commis- incidental 
sioner of state aid and pensions, a sum not exceeding four commSoLr 
hundred and fifty dollars, the same to be in addition to any pengfons^'"^ ^^'^ 
amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the maintenance of the state normal school at Lowell, fchooiTt""'^' 
a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, the same to be Loweii. 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 

For the salary of the gas inspector, the sum of two hundred f^p^toLf'^tc. 
dollars, and for the salary of the first assistant gas inspector, 
the sum of four hundred dollars, both to be in addition to 
the sums heretofore appropriated for these purposes, to be 
paid out of the Gas and Electric Light Commissioners' Fund 
and to be assessed upon the several gas and electric light 
companies. 

For the maintenance of reservations by the metropolitan Maintenance of 

1 . . , f. ^ nn, ,1 , reservations by 

park commission, a sum not exceeding nrteen thousand metropolitan 
dollars, the same to be in addition to any amount heretofore gion^ commis- 
appropriated for this purpose, to be paid out of the jNIetro- 
politan Parks Maintenance Fund and to be assessed upon 
the metropolitan park district. 

The appropriation of fortj'-eight hundred dollars made in Allowance 
chapter one hundred and sixty-six of the Special Acts of the batteries of 
present year for allowance to three batteries of artillery of the ^'"^'^'^'^^ • 
volunteer militia, is hereb}'' made available for six batteries. 

For rent of offices for the highway commission, the simi of u>Vhi°h^f'^'^^ 
eight hundred seven dollars and forty-five cents, the same commission. 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For the maintenance of the Massachusetts reformatory, Massachusetts 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five hundred dollars, 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 June 1, 1916. 



384 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 354, 355. 



[1902, 347; 1906, 405, 535.] 

Cha]).S54: An Act to authorize the American woolen company 

OF MASSACHUSETTS TO ENGAGE IN THE BUSINESS OF AN 
ELECTRIC COMPANY IN THE TOWNS OF ACTON AND MAY- 
NARD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The American Woolen Company of Mas- 
sachusetts, in addition to its other corporate powers, is 
hereby authorized to carry on the business of an electric 
company in the towns of Acton and ]Maynard, and in respect 
to said business shall have all the powers and privileges and 
be subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions of an 
electric company under all general laws now or hereafter in 
force in relation thereto, so far as the same may be applicable; 
and for this purpose the said company may acquire and 
enjoy all the property and locations of the American Woolen 
Company of New Jersey in said towns now owned and 
used by the latter company in the distribution and sale of 
electricity to said towns and their respective inhabitants; 
and upon the acquisition of said property and locations by 
the American Woolen Company of Massachusetts all the 
rights of the American Woolen Company of New Jersey 
under the provisions of chapter three hundred and forty- 
seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and two and 
chapters four hundred and five and five hundred and thirty- 
five of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and six shall 
cease. 

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

Approved June 1, 1916. 



American 
Woolen 
Company of 
Massachusetts 
may engage in 
business of 
electric com- 
pany in Acton 
and Maynard. 



May acquire 

certain 

property. 



[1872,143; 1873,9,146,187,198,324; 1874,55,63,183,213; 1876,40,101,135; 1877,9; 1878, 
150; 1879, 140; 1880, 238, 245; 1881, 14; 1882, 19, 62, 80; 1883, 134; 1884, 7, 11, 47; 1887, 
222,351; 1888,42,43; 1889,223,331; 1890,150,246; 1891,359,397; 1892,433; 1893, 
126, 127, 451, 463; 1894, 156, 338, 392; 1896, 139, 516, 542; 1897, 519; 1899, 448; 1900, 
61, 84, 439, 472; 1901, 205; 1902, 181, 377; 1906, 532; 1907, 233, 518; 1910, 654; 1911, 
524; 1912, 610, 676; 1913, 544.) 

Chap.355 An Act to authorize the old colony railroad com- 
pany, THE NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY, LESSEE, TO CONSTRUCT AND OPERATE A 
RAILROAD UPON LANDS OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN FRAM- 
INGHAM AND SHERBORN. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Old Colony Section 1. The Old Colonv Railroad Companv, The 

Kailroad Com- ^^ i tt i> i t-» -i i /~i ' 

pany. The New Ncw York, Ncw Haveu and Harttord Uanroad C ompany. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 356. 385 

lessee, for the purpose of enabling the grade crossings over York, New 
its railroad in the town of Framingham and the grade cross- Hartford^Raii- 
ings over the Boston and Albany Railroad, New York ieS^e?mar''^' 
Central Railroad Company, lessee, in said town to be ranroaTuj^^n" 
abolished, is hereby authorized in connection with the j!^^^"?""'^'^'^^*''^ 
abolition of said crossings and as part of a system of abolition Framingham 
of the same, to construct and hereafter maintain and operate 
as part of said Old Colony Railroad, The New York, New 
Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, lessee, a double 
railroad track upon and over the lands of the common- 
wealth situate in Framingham and in the town of Sherborn, 
subject to the approval of the governor and council as to 
course, position and location. The governor and council 
may make reasonable conditions as to compensation to be 
paid to the commonwealth for land taken and for other 
damage caused by the construction, maintenance and 
operation of said track. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

[1913, 512.1 

An Act to authorize the city of taunton to incur (Jfid'n 355 

INDEBTEDNESS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : 

Section 1. The city of Taunton, for the purpose of city of 
constructing an addition to, altering, remodelling and re- borrow money 
constructing the present high school building, and of p°iIr^sM. 
equipping the same, or for the purpose of acquiring land 
for constructing and equipping a new high school building, 
may incur indebtedness in excess of the statutory limit to 
an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and 
may issue notes or bonds therefor. Such notes or bonds 
shall bear on their face the words, Taunton High School J^^'^*,"?.^^^^ 
Loan, Act of 1916, shall be payable by such annual pay- Act of 1916. ' 
ments, beginning not more than one year after the date 
thereof, as will extinguish each loan within twenty years 
from its date; and the amount of such annual paisTuent 
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 
at a rate not exceeding four and one half per cent per annum, 
payable semi-annually; and shall be signed by the treasurer 



386 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 357. 



Payment of 
loan. 



of the city and countersigned by the mayor and auditor. 
The city may sell the said securities at public or priAate 
sale, upon such terms and conditions as it may deem proper, 
but not for less than their par value, and the proceeds shall 
be used only for the purpose herein specified. 

Section 2. The city shall, at the time of authorizing 
said loan or loans, provide for the payment thereof in ac- 
cordance with 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 notes or bonds issued 
as aforesaid, and to make such payments on the principal 
as may be required under the provisions of this act, shall 
annually, without further vote, be assessed by the assessors 
of the city in the same manner as other taxes until the said 
debt is extinguished. 

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

Approved June 1, 1916. 



11916, 239, Spec] 

Chap.S57 An Act relative to the indebtedness of the city of 

BROCKTON FOR HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS. 



1913, 169, § 3, 
amended. 



City of Brock- 
ton may take 
and hold 
certain lands 
for highway 
improvements. 



Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Section three of chapter one hundred and 
sixty-nine of the acts of the year nineteen hundred and 
thirteen is hereby amended by striking out the said section 
and inserting in place thereof the following: — Section 3. 
In order to carry out the purpose of this act the city of 
Brockton is authorized to take in fee, or to acquire by 
purchase or otherwise, and to hold all lands, rights of way 
and easements necessary therefor, with all buildings and 
other structures on the land within the limits of the area 
hereinafter described, to wit: — First: For the extension of 
Centre street to Warren avenue. The whole or parts of 
two strips of land, one on the northerly and one on the 
southerly side of the proposed highway as the same is laid 
out on a "Plan of the extension of Centre street to Warren 
avenue. IMay 16, 1916, Benjamin R. Chapman city engi- 
neer" on file in the office of the city engineer of said city 
showing substantially the location of said highway; said 
strip on the northerly side of said proposed highway to be 
not more than one hundred feet in depth and the strip on 
the southerly side of said proposed highway to be not more 
than one hundred forty feet in depth; said measurements 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 358, 359. 387 

to be made from the limits of the proposed highway. Second : 
For the extension of City Hall square to Crescent street. ' 
The whole or parts of two strips of land, one on the easterly 
and one on the westerly side of the proposed highway as 
the same is laid out on a plan on file in the office of the city 
engineer of said city, showing substantially the location 
of said highway; the said strip on the westerly side to be 
not more than sixty-five feet in depth and the strip on the 
easterly side to be not more than one hundred feet in depth; 
said measurements to be made from the limits of said pro- 
posed highway. 

Section 2. Said city may assess betterments upon land biLttermlats. 
especially benefited by the laying out of the proposed high- 
ways specified herein in the manner and form provided by 
chapter fifty of the Revised Laws and Acts in amendment 
thereof and in addition thereto. 

Section 3. This act shall take effect up>on its passage. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

[1916, 112, Spec] 

An Act to revive the corporation known as the dows Chap.358 

COMPANY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as folloivs: 

Section 1. The Dows Company of Revere, a corpora- Dowg company 
tion which was dissolved by chapter one hundred and twelve charts reVived. 
of the Special Acts of the year nineteen hundred and six- 
teen, is hereby revived with the same powers, duties and 
obligations as if the said chapter had not been passed. 

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

Approved June 1, 1916. 

[186S, SO; 1S60, 389; 1872, 132.1 

An Act to authorize the abandonment of an old dike r<hn^ 350 

ALONG AGAWAM RIVER IN THE TOWN OF WEST SPRING- 
FIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Whenever the county commissioners of the oid dike along 
county of Hampden, after notice and a hearing, shall, by tnW^lT "''^'' 
decree entered on the records of said board, certify that a be ablndoi^d*^ 
dike has been constructed upon the land adjoining Agawam 
river in the town of West Springfield by the owners of said 
land, and shall in like manner certifv that the dike will be 



388 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 360. 



New dike, 
repair, etc. 



Selectmen to 
maintain dike 
in case of fail- 
ure of land 
owners, etc. 



effectual to protect from damage by freshet or any flow of 
water the highways and private property now protected by 
the dike on the south side of the highway, between the old 
Toll bridge so-called and Agawam river, constructed and 
maintained under the provisions of chapter eighty of the 
acts of the year eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and any 
acts in addition thereto or amendment thereof, the select- 
men of said town may, by order entered on their records, 
abandon all or any part of said last mentioned dike, and 
thereupon the owners of the land adjoining the dike so 
abandoned or upon which the same is situated shall have 
the right to remove that part of the dike so abandoned 
under the provisions of this act, and the to\^^l shall there- 
after be under no further obligation to maintain or keep in 
repair the said dike or any part thereof, or to comply with 
the provisions of said chapter, or any other provisions of 
law relative to the maintenance and repair of said dike. 

Section 2. It shall be the duty of the owners of the land 
upon which the said new dike is constructed and located to 
maintain and keep the same in repair. 

Section .3. In case the owners of the land upon which 
said new dike is constructed and located shall fail to main- 
tain the same, and to keep it in repair, the selectmen of said 
town shall have the right, but shall be under no obligation 
so to do, to enter upon the premises and to make such re- 
pairs as may be necessary to protect effectually the high- 
ways and property described in section one of this act, and 
may assess the cost of such repairs upon the said owners; 
and the to\\Ti of West Springfield may recover of the owners 
in an action of contract any money so expended by the 
selectmen, with interest thereon. Approved June 1, 1916. 



Chap.SQO An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service 

ACT TO THE CHIEF OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE 
CITY OF REVERE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the 
Revised Laws and all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, and the civil service rules made there- 
under, and all acts now or hereafter in force relating to the 
appointment or removal of members of the police depart- 
ment of the city of Revere shall apply to the chief of said 
department. 



Chief of police 
of Revere 
placed urider 
civil service. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 361. 389 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of fitted to '''''' 
the city of Revere at the next municipal election, and if voters, etc. 
accepted by a majority of the voters voting thereon shall 
thereupon take full effect; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

[1855, 262; 1905, 402; 1911, 644; 1913, 58.] 

An Act to change the limits of the shelburne falls Chap.SQl 

FIRE district. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter four hundred and two of the acts i905, 402, § 1, 
of the year nineteen hundred and five is hereby amended by 
striking out section one and inserting in place thereof the 
following: — Section 1. The Shelburne Falls Fire District |heiburne Fails 
of Shelburne Falls, situate in the towns of Buckland and limits changed. 
Shelburne, shall hereafter include so much of the territory 
of the town of Buckland as lies within the following limits: 
— Beginning at a point in the centre of the Deerfield river 
on the north line of land of George G. Merrill heirs, thence 
north seventy-four degrees west to bound number two; 
thence north seventeen degrees and seventeen minutes east, 
one hundred and eighty-three one hundredths feet to bound 
number tv/o and one half; thence north five degrees and 
seventeen minutes east, two hundred twenty-seven and four 
one hundredths feet, to bound number three on southerly 
line of George H. Marcy; thence north seventy-nine degrees 
and fifteen minutes west, on south line of said George H. 
Marcy, one hundred thirtj'-two and fifteen one hundredths 
feet to a stone bound number three and one half; thence 
south twenty degrees and forty-two minutes west, on land 
of William L. Kendrick, Lucius S. Fife heirs and George G. 
]Merrill heirs, three hundred thirty-nine and seven tenths 
feet, to bound number three and three quarters, in the 
centre line of an old highwa\'; thence south seventy-four 
degrees and thirty-two minutes west, four hundred thirty- 
six and eighteen one hundredths feet to bound number four 
on land of Asher J. Brooks; thence north eighty-three 
degrees and forty-three minutes west, four hundred eighty- 
eight and one half feet to bound number five; thence south 
twelve degrees and forty-two minutes west, two thousand 
and ninety-nine feet to bound number six on land of H. 
Augustus Smith; thence south twenty-seven degrees and 
forty minutes west, six hundred forty-four and one half 



390 Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 361. 

Ih-eDStric^f ^ f^st to bound niijnl>er seven; thence north sixty-seven 
limits changed, degrees and twenty-one minutes west, eighty-nine and one 
tenth feet to bound number eight on land of John Carlson; 
thence south thirty-five degrees and thirty-eight minutes 
west, eleven hundred and eighty-nine feet to bound number 
nine on line of Patrick J. Kennedy estate; thence south 
fifty-six degrees and three minutes west, two hundred 
seventy-two and nine tenths feet to bound number ten on 
the highway leading over West mountain; thence south 
twenty-four degrees and six minutes west, (course of A.D. 
1905), eight hundred ten and nine tenths feet to bound 
number eleven, the interior angle with bound number ten 
being eighty-eight degrees and three minutes; thence south 
sixty-seven degrees and fifty-seven minutes east, two hun- 
dred thirty-three and four tenths feet, to bound number 
twelve; thence south forty-eight degrees and forty-two 
minutes east, four hundred four and five tenths feet to 
bound number thirteen, about two hundred and thirty-three 
feet westerly from the old Ashfield road so-called; thence 
south seventeen degrees and twenty-one minutes west, 
thirteen hundred seven and three tenths feet, to bound 
number fourteen on line of Lucas March; thence south 
sixty-five degrees and forty-four minutes east across land of 
Lucas March, one hundred seventy-seven and fifty-five one 
hundredths feet, to a point in the old Aslifield road so-called ; 
thence south nineteen degrees and five minutes west, along 
the centre line of said Ashfield road, sbcty-nine and four 
tenths feet to bound number sixteen; thence south seventy- 
three degrees and sixteen minutes east, one hundred seventy- 
two and seven tenths feet to bound number seventeen on 
southeast corner of land of William Mittelsdorf; thence 
south eighteen degrees and sixteen minutes west, one hun- 
dred fifty-one and one tenth feet to old bound number 
twenty. The interior angle at old bound nmnber twenty 
is eighty-eight degrees and forty-seven minutes. Thence 
south seventy-two degrees and fifty-seven minutes east, 
three hundred twenty-eight and six tenths feet to bound 
number twenty-one; thence south twenty-three degrees and 
four minutes west, one hundred feet to bound number 
twenty-two; thence south sixty-seven degrees and forty- 
nine minutes east, eight hundred forty-eight and six tenths 
feet to bound number twenty-three on line of John INIoore; 
thence south three degrees and thirty-eight minutes west, 
three hundred ninety-two and one tenth feet to bound 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 362, 363. 391 

number twenty-four on land of Edward J. Monahan; thence Sheibume Fails 
north eighty-nine degrees and twenty-one minutes east, umfts changed. 
five hundred eighty-five feet to bound number twenty-five; 
thence south forty-eight degrees and two minutes east, two 
hundred eighty-nine and one tenth feet to bound number 
twenty-six on land of Raymond Schmidt; thence south 
fifty-six degrees and four minutes east, six hundred seventy- 
eight and SLX tenths feet to bound number twenty-seven; 
thence north sLxty degrees and thirty minutes east, four 
hundred and fifty feet to the north line of the Greenfield 
Electric Light and Power Company; thence north seventy- 
nine degrees and fifty minutes east to the centre of the Deer- 
field river, on said north line of the Greenfield Electric Light 
and Power Company. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Apjjroved June 1, 1916. 

(1914, 697.) 

An Act to authorize the payment of a certain sum of (jf^Q^^ 3^2 

MONEY BY THE CITY OF FITCHBURG TO THE TOWN OF ^' 

ASHBY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The city of Fitchburg is hereby authorized city of Fitch- 
to pay to the tow^n of Ashby the sum of six thousand dollars certain sum 6f 
in full compensation for the loss sustained by the town as a of Ashby. 
result of the taking of certain taxable property other than 
land therein under the provisions of chapter six hundred 
and ninety-seven of the acts of the year nineteen hundred 
and fourteen. 

Section 2. This act shall not affect the amount which Act not to 
may be paid by the city of Fitchburg to the town of Ashby of existing law. 
in lieu of taxes upon the land, under the provisions of section 
ten of chapter twelve of the Revised Laws and of acts in 
amendment thereof. Approved June 1, 1916. 

An Act relative to the disposition of sewage from (7/^^^^ 353 
the worcester state hospital. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follmvs: 

Section 1. Upon the acceptance by the city of Worces- Disposition of 
ter of the provisions of this act, as hereinafter provided, the wowstlT^ate 
trustees of the Worcester state hospital shall construct a ^^ospitai. 
system of sewerage connecting said hospital with the system 



392 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 364. 



Proviso. 



Rental. 



Act to be sub- 
mitted to city 
council, etc. 



of sewerage for said city, and may carry such sewers, drains, 
pipes and conduits as may be necessary for the purposes of 
this act under and along any street, railroad, railway, high- 
way or other way, in such manner as not unnecessarily to 
obstruct the same, and ma^' do any other thing necessary 
and proper for said purposes. The system of sewerage 
hereby authorized and required shall l^e completed by said 
trustees not later than the first day of Noveml^er in the 
year nineteen hundred and sixteen, and said trustees may 
expend for the construction thereof a smn not exceeding 
four thousand dollars: provided, however, that no such 
connection between the said hospital and the Worcester 
system of sewerage shall be made unless the state depart- 
ment of health, after making a thorough investigation of the 
sewerage conditions of the Blackstone river and the con- 
ditions surrounding the present method of disposal of the 
sewage of the said hospital, shall certify to the auditor of 
the commonwealth that it is desirable from the point of 
view of the public health that the Worcester state hospital 
shall be connected with the sewerage system of the city 
of Worcester. 

Section 2. Upon the completion of said system of 
sewerage, said trustees shall annually pay to the city of 
Worcester as rental for the use of its sewerage system, as 
aforesaid, such smn as shall be fixed by agreement between 
the trustees of the Worcester state hospital and the superin- 
tendent of sewers of the city of Worcester. 

Section 3. This act shall take full effect upon its accept- 
ance by the mayor and city council of the city of Worcester, 
on or before the first day of July in the year nineteen hundred 
and sixteen. Approved June 1, 1916. 

[Accepted June 19, 1916.] 



C/ia77.364 An Act to extend the provisions of the civil service 

ACT to the chief OF POLICE OF THE CITY OF BEVERLY. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the 
Revised Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in 
addition thereto, and the civil service rules and regulations 
made thereunder, and all acts now or hereafter in force re- 
lating to the appointment and removal of police officers, 
shall apply to the chief of police of the city of Beverly. 



Chief of police 
of Beverly 
placed under 
civil service. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 365, 366. 393 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters of fyhn,°tted to 
the city of Beverly at the next municipal election and shall voters, etc. 
take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of the voters 
voting thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved Jurf,e 1, 1016. 

An Act to peovide for placing the inspector of poles QJidj) 355 

AND WIRES OF TIIE TOWN OF WATERTOWN UNT)ER THE 
CIVIL SERVICE. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The provisions of chapter nineteen of the inspector of 
Revised Laws, and all acts in amendment thereof and in onvlteTtown^^ 
addition thereto, and the civil service rules and regulations civru^l^icr 
made thereunder, shall appl}' to the inspector of poles and 
wires of the town of Watertown. 

Section 2. This act shall be submitted to the voters Act to be 
of the town of Watertown at the next annual town meeting voters, etc. 
and shall take effect upon its acceptance by a majority of 
the voters voting thereon; otherwise it shall not take effect. 

Approved June 1, 1916. 

An Act making appropriations for the maintenance (7/ia2).366 

EXPENSES OF CERTAIN INSTITUTIONS IN ADDITION TO THE 
appropriations HERETOFORE AUTHORIZED FOR THESE 
PURPOSES. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby Additional 
appropriated to be paid out of the treasury of the com- for maintenance 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, for maintenance institutions, 
expenses of the following institutions, severally to be in 
addition to the amounts heretofore authorized for these 
purposes, to wit: — 

For the Boston state hospital, a sum not exceeding five Boston state 
thousand dollars. °*^' ^ ' 

For the Danvers state hospital, a sum not exceeding twelve Danyers state 

,1 , 1 11 hospital. 

thousand dollars. 

For the Foxborough state hospital, a sum not exceeding Foxborough 

.^,,111, state hospital. 

seventy-nve hundred dollars. 

For the Gardner state colony, a sum not exceeding eight Gardner state 
thousand dollars. 

For the Grafton state hospital, a simi not exceeding five Grafton state 
thousand dollars. ^°'p''"*- 



394 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 



Massachusetts 
School for 
Feeble-Minded. 

Monson state 
hospital. 

Northampton 
state hospital. 

Taunton state 
hospital. 

Westborough 
state hospital. 

Worcester state 
hospital. 

Wrentham state 
school. 

Norfolk state 
hospital. 

Lakeville state 
sanatorium. 

Industrial 
school for boys. 

State industrial 
school for girls. 

Lyman school 
for boys. 

Massachusetts 
reformatory. 



For the ^Massachusetts School for the Feeble-Minded, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-five hundred dollars. 

For the Monson state hospital, a sum not exceeding three 
thousand dollars. 

For the Northampton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars. 

For the Taunton state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-five hundred dollars. 

For the Westborough st-ate hospital, a sum not exceeding 
four thousand dollars. 

For the Worcester state hospital, a sum not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars. 

For the Wrentham state school, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars. 

For the Norfolk state hospital, a sum not exceeding 
seventy-five hundred dollars. 

For the Lakeville state sanatorium, a sum not exceeding 
one thousand dollars. 

For the industrial school for boys, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-five hundred dollars. 

For the state industrial school for girls, a sum not ex- 
ceeding fifteen hundred dollars. 

For the Lyman school for boys, a sum not exceeding 
three thousand dollars. 

For the ^Massachusetts reformatory, a sum not exceeding 
five hundred dollars. 

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

Ayproved June 2, 1916. 



Chap. 367 Ax Act in further addition to the several acts 

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SUNDRY MISCELLANEOUS 
expenses AUTHORIZED DURING THE PRESENT YEAR AND 
FOR SUNDRY OTHER EXPENSES AUTHORIZED BY LAW. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 
Appropriations. SECTION 1. The sums hereinafter mentioned are hereby 
appropriated, to be paid out of the treasury of the com- 
monwealth from the ordinary revenue, unless otherwise 
specified, to wit: — 

For an examination, under the direction of the governor 
and council, as to salaries and other compensation paid to 
certain employees by the commonwealth and the several 
counties, as authorized by chapter ninety-four of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding two thousand 
dollars. 



Examination 
as to salaries 
paid state 
and county 
employees. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 395 

For the Lowell textile school, to be expended by the Loweii textile 
trustees of the said school, as authorized by chapter ninety- ^'^ ^ ' 
five of the resolves of the present year, the following sums: 
For maintenance, fifty thousand dollars; and for certain 
grading, fifteen hundred dollars. 

For an additional building at the Norfolk state hospital, ^Sn^at 
to be expended under the direction of the trustees of said Norfolk state 

. 1 • 1 1 1 • f 1 nospital. 

mstitution, as authorized by chapter nmety-seven or the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding four thou- 
sand dollars. 

For an automatic sprinkling system at the reformatory Automatic 
prison for women, to be expended under the direction of the tem°at reform- 
director of the bureau of prisons, as authorized by chapter wom^n.™"'' ^°'^ 
ninety-eight of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding six thousand dollars. 

For certain changes in the pumping station at the state changes in 
infirmary, to be expended under the direction of the trustees Son^atTtate' 
of said institution, as authorized by chapter ninety-nine of I'^firmary. 
the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding six 
thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the state farm, as authorized aflStrSlrm*^ 
by chapter one hundred of the resolves of the present year, 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Rutland state sanatorium, improvements 
to be expended under the direction of the trustees of hospitals state^sanato- 
for consumptives, as authorized by chapter one hundred ""™' 
and one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not ex- 
ceeding eleven thousand five hundred dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Westfield state sana- improvements 
torium, to be expended under the direction of the trustees state 
of hospitals for consumptives, as authorized by chapter one 
hundred and two of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding eight thousand two hundred eighty-four dol- 
lars and eighty-four cents. 

For certain additions and improvements at the Massa- improvements 
chusetts reformatory, to be expended under the direction of chusettsre- 
the director of the bureau of prisons, as authorized by °^"^^^^y- 
chapter one hundred and three of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Massachusetts Agri- l^^^^^l^^""^^ 
cultural College, as authorized by chapter one hundred and cimsetts Agri- 
four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding Coiiegc. 
thirty-six thousand two hundred dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Lyman school for boys, improvements 
to be expended under the direction of the trustees of the schTOHor'boys. 



at Westfield 

te sanato- 
rium. 



396 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 



Investigation 
of proposed 
development of 
Massachusetts 
Agricultural 
College. 



Commission on 
holding of 
Pilgrim 
tercentenary 
celebration. 



Use of prison 
labor at 

Rutland state 
sanatorium. 



Improvements 
at LakeWUe 
state sanato- 
rium. 



Im provements 
at prison camp 
and iiospital. 



Investigation 
as to use of 
habit forming 
drugs. 



Completing 
playground on 
northeastern 
shore of Lynn 
harbor. 



]\Iassachusetts training schools, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and five of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding six thousand one hundred dollars. 

For an investigation by a special commission to be ap- 
pointed by the governor relative to the proposed develop- 
ment of the IMassachusetts Agricultural College, as au- 
thorized by chapter one hundred and six of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding seventy-five hundred 
dollars. 

For expenses of the commission to be appointed by the 
governor relative to the holding of a Pilgrim tercenten- 
nial celebration, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
seven of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceed- 
ing twenty-five thousand dollars. 

For expenses in connection with the use of prison labor at 
the Rutland state sanatoriiun, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and eight of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding five thou.sand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Lakeville state sana- 
torium, to be expended under the direction of the trustees 
of hospitals for consumptives, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and ten of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand three hundred 
dollars. 

For certain additions and improvements at the prison 
camp and hospital, to be expended under the direction of 
the director of the bureau of prisons, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and eleven of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding eleven thousand eight hundred 
two dollars and eighty-four cents. 

For the expenses of a commission to be appointed by the 
governor to investigate the extent of the use of habit forming 
drugs and the effectiveness of the lav.s pertaining thereto, 
as authorized by chapter one hundred and twelve of the 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding one thou- 
sand dollars. 

For surfacing and completing the playground on the 
northeastern shore of Lynn harbor, to be expended under 
the direction of the metropolitan park commission, as au- 
thorized by chapter one hundred and sixteen of the resolves 
of the present year, a sum not exceeding ten thousand dol- 
lars, to be paid from the Metropolitan Parks jNIaintenance 
Fund. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 397 

For pajTuents to certain male employees at the re- Payments to 
formatory for women, upon the approval of the director of employes at 
the bureau of prisons, as authorized by chapter one hundred ^omen^*""^^ ^°'^ 
and eighteen of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding twenty-six hundred dollars. 

For certain additions and improvements at the Massa- improvements 
chusetts hospital school, to be expended under the direction chusettThoapU 
of the trustees of said institution, as authorized by chapter ^^^ school. 
one hundred and nineteen of the resolves of the present 
year, a smn not exceeding twenty-five thousand one hundred 
and fifty dollars. 

For certain improvements and the purchase of land at the improvements, 
Danvers state hospital, to be expended under the direction Danyers state 
of the state board of insanity, as authorized by chapter one *^°^p'^^- 
hundred and twenty of the resolves of the present year, a 
sum not exceeding ninety-seven thousand eight hundred 
dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Foxborough state lios- improvements 
pital, to be expended under the direction of the state board 3tate°hoapitai. 
of insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and 
twenty-one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding one hundred and twelve thousand two hundred 
dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Gardner state colony, to improvements 
be expended under the direction of the state board of in- state'^coiony. 
sanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
two of the resoh'es of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
twelve thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Grafton state hospital, arGraftoS^"*'^ 
to be expended under the direction of the state board of ^***^ hospital, 
insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
three of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
twenty-three thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Northampton state improvements 
hospital, to be expended under the direction of the state ton^statlf "'^' 
board of insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and I'ospitai. 
twenty-four of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars. 

For certain improvements at the "Westborough state improvements 
hospital, to be expended under the direction of the state s^i^te'^hospUaf.^ 
board of insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and twenty-five of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 



398 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 



Improvements 
at Worcester 
state hospital. 



Improvements 
at Massa- 
chusetts School 
for Feeble- 
Minded. 



Protection of 
banks of West- 
field river. 



Improvements 
at Bridgewater 
state normal 
school. 



Improvements 
at Boston state 
hospital. 



Stuart 
Farquhar. 



Improvements 
at industrial 
school for boys. 



Improvement 
of channel of 
Town river in 
Quincy. 



For certain improvements at the Worcester state hospital, 
to be expended under the direction of the state board of 
insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and twenty- 
SLx of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
twenty thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Massachusetts School for 
the Feeble-INIinded, to be expended under the direction of 
the state board of insanity, as authorized by chapter one 
hundred and twenty-seven of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twent^'-three thousand seven 
hundred dollars. 

For the protection of the banks of the Westfield river, to 
be expended under the direction of the board of harbor and 
land commissioners, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and twenty-eight of the resolves of the present year, a sum 
not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the state normal school at 
Bridgewater, to be expended under the direction of the 
board of education, as authorized by chapter one hundred 
and thirty-one of the resolves of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding eighty-eight thousand dollars. 

For certain improvements at the Boston state hospital, 
to be expended under the direction of the state board of 
insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and thirty- 
two of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred fifty thousand nine hundred and eighty-three 
dollars. 

For Stuart Farquhar, upon vouchers to be approved by 
the director of the bureau of prisons, as authorized by 
chapter one hundred and thirty-four of the resolves of the 
present year, a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars. 

For certain improvements at the industrial school for 
boys, to be expended under the direction of the trustees of 
the ^Massachusetts training schools, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-seven of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding ninety-two thousand seven hun- 
dred dollars. * 

For the improvement of the channel of the Town river in 
the city of Quincy, to be ex-pended under the direction of the 
directors of the port of Boston, as authorized by chapter 
one hundred and thirty-eight of the resolves of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, to 
be paid out of the Port of Boston Fund. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 399 

For certain improvements at the Wrentham state school, 1"^^^°^^^^^^ 
to be expended under the direction of the state board of state school. 
insanity, as authorized by chapter one hundred and forty 
of the resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding 
sixty-five thousand nine hundred and sixty dollars. 

For certain improvements at the several state normal ari'/veraT'ltate 
schools, to be expended under the direction of the board of normal schools. 
education, as authorized by chapter one hundred and forty- 
two of the resolves of the present year, a smn. not ex- 
ceeding twenty-eight thousand five hundred and eighty-six 
dollars. 

For expenses incurred by the metropolitan park com- Determination 
mission to determine the route for an extension of the road extension of 
in the Charles river reservation from the Brighton district charies river^ 
of the city of Boston to the city of Newton, as authorized reservation. 
by chapter one hundred and forty-three of the resolves of 
the present year, a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars, 
to be paid from the ^Metropolitan Parks Maintenance Fund. 

For an investigation by the state forester as to the ad- advifai?i?ity''o°^ 
visabilitv of taking INIount Holvoke as a state reservation, takmg Mount 

'. 1*^11 IP n i>i xiolyoke as 

as authorized by chapter one hundred and forty-five oi the state reserva- 
resolves of the present year, a sum not exceeding two hun- 
dred dollars. 

The appropriation made by chapter forty-seven of the Appropriation 
Special Acts of the present year for the salary of the chief commissioner 

ii-.i] , J. e ±^ • "^ ' ' :^ transferred, etc. 

clerk m the department or the msurance commissioner is 
hereby transferred to the appropriation for additional clerks 
and assistants in the same department. 

The appropriations made for the boards of parole and ^^''pHsoJfcom- 
prison commissioners by chapters one hundred and twentv- missioners, etc., 
eight and one hundred and seventy-one of the Special Acts 
of the present year are hereby made available for the ex- 
penses of the bureau of prisons, and any necessary transfers 
between the different items in said appropriations may be 
made by the director of the bureau of prisons with the 
approval of the auditor of the commonwealth. 

For the Old South Association in Boston, as authorized 9'*^ ^?'J^^ • 

. PI • 1 Association m 

by chapter twenty-six or the resolves or the year eighteen Boston. 
hundred and seventy-eight, the sum of ten thousand dollars. 

For the general expenses of the commission for the blind, [or'^ii^J'"" 
a sum not exceeding eleven hundred dollars, the same to be 
in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for this 
purpose. 



400 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 367. 



Cost of con- 
structing 
Concord avenue 
highway. 



Appropriation 
for dairy 
bureau trans- 
ferred, etc. 



Additions to 
fire protection 
system, etc., at 
Bridgewater 
state normal 
school. 



Travelling 
expenses of 
commissioners 
on fisheries 
and game, etc. 



Incidental 
expenses in tax 
commissioner's 
department. 



Commission to 
codify laws 
relative to 
highways. 



Board of free 
public library 
commissioners. 



Establishment 
of Mount Toby 
State Demon- 
stration Forest. 



For the commonwealth's proportion of the cost of con- 
structing the Concord avenue highway, as authorized by- 
chapter one hundred and ninety-six of the General Acts 
of the year nineteen hundred and fifteen, a sum not exceed- 
ing fourteen thousand two hundred and fifty dollars. 

The appropriation heretofore made for the salary* of the 
executive officer in the dairy bureau is hereby transferred 
and made available for the salary of the secretary of the 
state board of agriculture. 

For expenses incurred by the board of education for 
additions to the fire protection system and water supply 
for domestic purposes at the state normal school at Bridge- 
water, in excess of appropriations heretofore made, the sum 
of one hundred five dollars and ninety-eight cents. 

For travelling and office expenses of the commissioners 
on fisheries and game, a sum not exceeding seven hundred 
dollars, and for the enforcement of laws, including salaries 
and travelling expenses of deputies appointed by the com- 
missioners on fisheries and game, a sima not exceeding 
forty-three hundred dollars, both to be in addition to any 
amounts heretofore appropriated for these purposes. 

For the tax commissioner's department, for incidental 
and contingent expenses, a sum not exceeding one thousand 
dollars; for clerical and other assistants, a sum not exceed- 
ing one thousand dollars; and for travelling expenses of 
officers and employees of the department, a sum not ex- 
ceeding five hundred dollars; severally to be in addition to 
any amounts heretofore appropriated for these purposes. 

For the compensation and expenses of the commission to 
codify laws relative to highways, as authorized by chapter 
ninety-five of the resolves of the year nineteen hundred and 
fifteen, a sum not exceeding six thousand dollars, the same 
to be in addition to any amount heretofore appropriated for 
this purpose. 

For expenses incurred by the board of free public library 
commissioners in aid of certain free public libraries, a sum 
not exceeding two thousand dollars, the same to be in addition 
to any amount heretofore appropriated for this purpose. 

For the purchase of land and other necessary expenses to 
establish the INIount Toby State Demonstration Forest, as 
authorized by chapter two hundred and thirty-four of the 
General Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding thirty 
thousand dollars. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 368. 401 

For the salary of Ellen ]Mudge Biirrill as cashier of the de- Salary of Eiien 
partment of the sergeant-at-arms, as authorized by chapter ' "" ^® 
two hundred and forty-six of the General Acts of the present 
year, a sum not exceeding one hundred four dollars and 
thirty cents, the same to be in addition to any sum here- 
tofore appropriated for the purpose. 

For the salary of an additional woman agent in the bureau salary of 
of prisons, as authorized by chapter two hundred and forty- woman'kgent 
nine of the General Acts of the present year, a sum not ex- prisons!''' °^ 
ceeding five hundred dollars. 

For expenses of the engineer's department under control ^nR^elr^s^"^ 
of the sergeant-at-arms, as authorized by chapters two department at 
hundred and fifty-four and two hundred and fifty-five of 
the General Acts of the present year, a simi not exceeding 
eleven hundred and fifty dollars. 

For the improvement and protection by the harbor and ofrheJs^hTr- 
land commissioners of rivers and harbors, tide waters and ^nd forelhorlt^^ 
foreshores, as authorized by chapter three hundred and 
eighteen of the Special Acts of the present year, a sum not 
exceeding two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

For the cost of construction of a certain sewerage system Construction 
for the state normal school at Framingham, as authorized tyst^m i^t 
by chapter three hundred and thirty-eight of the Special ftSe'n'Jfrm^ 
Acts of the present year, a sum not exceeding three thousand school. 
dollars. 

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

Approved June 2, 1916. 



[1914, 472, 747.] 

An Act to repeal the act providing for quarters for CJiav.^Q^ 

THE PORT WARDEN OF GLOUCESTER AND ROCKPORT. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

Section 1. Chapter seven hundred and forty-seven of J^^^te^s for''^ 
the acts of the vear nineteen hundred and fourteen, being an pfj'-t warden of 

" .11 i> 1 11' Gloucester and 

act to provide tor suitable quarters tor the port warden or Rockport 
Gloucester and Rockport, is hereby repealed. 

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

Approved June 2, 1916. 



402 Special Acts, 1916. — Chaps. 369, 370. 



[1912, 699; 1915, 51, Spec.] 

Chap. 369 An Act providing for the completion of the exten- 
sion OF FURNACE BROOK PARKWAY FROM QUINCY SHORE 
reservation to HANCOCK STREET IN THE CITY OF QUINCY. 

Be it enacted, etc., 05 follcnvs: 

pa!*k°c^m^- Section 1. The metropolitan park commission is hereby 

^'fete^xteMbn ^^thorized to expend a sum not exceeding eight thousand 

of Furnace five hundred dollars for completing the construction of 

Furnace Brook parkway from Quincy Shore reservation to 

Hancock street, in the city of Quincy, one half of which 

amount shall be paid out of the ordinary revenue, and the 

other half shall be assessed upon the metropolitan district. 

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

Approved June 2, 1916. 



[1893, 167; 1898, 221; 1912, 100.] 

Chap. S70 An Act to authorize the city of medford to incur 

ADDITIONAL INDEBTEDNESS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A 
JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. 

Be it enacted, etc., as jollows: 
?,^*L°^ Section 1. The citv of IMedford is herebv authorized to 

Medford may /•""iiii "^ n \ i 

borrow money borrow the sum oi ouc hundred and twenty-fave thousand 

of junior high dollars, in addition to the amount already authorized by 

^"^ °° ■ law, for the purpose of constructing a junior high school, 

and the same shall not be reckoned in determining the 

statutory limit of indebtedness of the city. Said city may 

issue therefor its bonds or notes in the manner and form 

provided for in chapter seven hundred and nineteen of the 

acts of the year nineteen hundred and thirteen and shall 

in all other respects comply with the terms and conditions 

specified therein. 

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

Approved June 2, 1916. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 403 



[1852, 94; 1853, 175; 1856, 158; 1861, 151; 1863, 192, 204; 1867, 94; 1872, 334; 1873, 126; 
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An Act to revise the cil\rter of the city of spring- (^/^^rj 371 

FIELD. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows: 

PART I. PLAN I. CITY MANAGER PLAN. 

Section 1. The inhabitants of the city of Springfield charter of city 

, ,, . , • • 1 . 11°' Springfield 

shall continue to be a municipal corporation under the revised. 
name of the City of Springfield, and as such shall have, 
exercise, and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers and 
privileges and shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities 
and obligations provided for herein or otherwise pertaining 
to or inciunbent upon said city as a municipal corporation. 

Ward Boundaries. 

Section 2. The territory of the city shall continue to be wvd bounda- 
divided into eight wards which shall retain their present unchanleT"" 
boundaries until the same shall be changed according to 
the general law. 

Council. 

Section 3. The government of the city and the general Coundi. 
management and control of its affairs shall be vested in a 
council, which shall be elected and shall exercise its powers 
in the manner hereinafter provided; except that the general 
management, care and conduct of the public schools, and 
of all the property pertaining thereto, shall be vested in a 
school committee. 

Mayor. 

Section 4. In the year nineteen hundred and seventeen Mayor, election, 
and biennially thereafter a mayor shall be elected by and *"'^' '^*°' 
from the registered voters of the city who shall hold office 
for the term of two years, and until his successor is elected 
and qualified, except that when elected to fill a vacancy he 
shall hold office only for the unexpired term and until his 
successor is elected and qualified. 



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Vacancy in Office of Mayor. 

Vacancy. Section 5. If R vacaiicy in the office of mayor occurs 

more than six months previous to the expiration of his 
term, or if no mayor be elected at the regular city election, 
the city council shall order a special election for mayor to 
be held not less than forty nor more than sixty days after 
the date when such vacancy occurs, or after the failure to 
elect. At the first meeting in January of each year, the 
council shall elect one of its own number to preside at all 
meetings and exercise the powers and perform the duties 
of mayor whenever, by reason of sickness, absence from the 
city or other cause, he shall be unable to attend to the 
duties of his office or whenever the office of mayor is vacant 
pending an election. 



Council, num- 
ber, term, etc. 



Number and Term of Council. 

Section 6. The council shall be composed of fourteen 
members of whom one shall be elected from each ward by 
and from the qualified voters of that ward and the remaining 
members shall be elected at large by and from the qualified 
voters of the city. The mayor shall be ex officio president 
of the council and shall have the right to vote therein. 
Except as is otherwise provided herein, members of the 
council shall hold office for the term of two municipal years 
and until their successors are elected and qualified. 



Council — How Elected. 

Election. Section 7. In the year nineteen hundred and seventeen 

there shall be elected at the regular city election fourteen 
members of the council. The members elected from wards 
shall be elected to serve for one year, and those elected at 
large shall be elected to serve for two years from the first 
Monday of January following their election and until their 
successors are elected and qualified; and at each annual 
city election thereafter each member of the council shall be 
elected to serve for the term of two years. 



Vacancies in Council. 

Vacancies. SECTION 8. In casc of failure to elect at a regular city 

election any member of the council, or in case of the death, 
resignation, or removal from the city of any member of the 



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council, other than the mayor, more than six months prior 
to the next regular city election, the council shall have 
power to fill the vacancy. In case the vacancy shall occiu* 
within six months prior to the next regular city election, it 
shall be filled at that election. 



School Committee, 

Section 9. The school committee shall be composed of f°^°i^- 
eight members elected by the voters of the city qualified to 
vote for members of the school committee, of whom one 
shall be chosen from each of the several wards. The mayor 
shall be ex officio a member of the committee with the 
right to vote therein. Except as is otherwise provided 
herein, members of the school committee shall hold office 
for the term of three years and until their successors are 
elected and qualified. 



committee. 



School Committee — How^ Elected. 

Section 10. In the year nineteen hundred and seventeen Election, term, 
there shall be elected at the regular city election eight 
members of the school committee. The members elected 
from wards one, two and three shall serve for the term of 
one year; those elected from wards four, five and six shall 
serve for the term of two years, and those elected from 
wards seven and eight shall serve for the term of three 
years, from the first day of January following their election 
and until their successors are elected and qualified; and at 
each annual city election thereafter the members of the 
school committee elected to fill vacancies caused by expiration 
of the term of members shall be elected to serve for the term 
of three years. 

Vacancies in School Committee. 

Section 11. In case of failure to elect at a regular city Vacancies. 
election any member of the school committee, or in case of 
the death, resignation, or removal from the city of any 
member of the school conmiittee, the vacancy shall be filled 
by the remaining members of the school committee and the 
members of the council sitting in joint convention. In case 
the vacancy shall occur within six months prior to the next 
-regular city election, it shall be filled at that election. 



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Date of city 
election, 
municipal 
year, etc. 



Officers to be 
nominated at 
primary. 



Date, etc., of 
primary. 



Nominations and Elections. 

Section 12. City elections, beginning with the year 
nineteen hundred and seventeen, shall be held annually on 
the second Tuesday of December. The municipal year shall 
begin at ten o'clock in the forenoon of the first Monday of 
January, and shall continue until ten o'clock in the forenoon 
of the first Monday of the following January. 

Section 13. There shall not be printed on the official 
ballots to be used at any annual or special city election the 
name of any person as a candidate for mayor, member of 
the council or member of the school committee unless such 
person be nominated as such candidate at a city primary 
election to be held as herein provided. There shall not be 
printed on the official ballots to be used at a city primary 
election the name of any person as a candidate unless such 
person shall have filed, at least ten days prior to such primary 
election, the statement of the candidate and the petition 
accompanying the statement described in section sixteen of 
Part I of this act. 

Section 14. On the third Tuesday preceding every 
annual or special city election at which a mayor or any 
member of the council or any member of the school committee 
is to be elected, there shall be held a city primary election 
for the purpose of nominating candidates for such offices as 
are to be filled at such annual or special city election. No 
special election for the election of mayor or of a member of 
the council shall be held until after the expiration of forty 
days from the calling of the special city prunary election, 
which is to be held on the third Tuesday preceding such 
special election. At every city primary election the polls 
shall be kept open during such hours as shall be fixed by the 
council, and, except as is otherwise provided in this act, 
every such city primary election shall be called by the same 
officers and held in the same manner as an annual city 
election, and polling places shall be designated, provided 
and fiu-nished, official ballots, special ballots, ballot boxes, 
voting lists, specimen ballots, blank forms, apparatus and 
supplies shall be provided for every such city primary election 
of the same number and kind, and in the same manner, and 
by the same officials as at an annual city election, and the 
same election officers shall officiate as at an annual city 
election. 



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Section 15. The provisions of law relating to election certain pro- 
officers, voting places for elections, election apparatus and to^appiy. 
blanks, calling and conduct of elections, manner of voting 
at elections, counting and recounting of votes at elections, 
corrupt practices and penalties, shall apply to the said city 
primary elections, except as is otherwise provided in this act. 

Section 16. Any person who is qualified to vote for a who may be 

i.i.n " I pyi •^ 1 e candidates. 

candidate tor mayor, member oi the council or member or 
the school committee, and who is a candidate for nomi- 
nation for any of those offices may have his name as such 
candidate printed on the official ballots to be used at the 
city primary election: inovided, that he shall, at least ten Proviso. 
days prior to such city primary election, file with the city 
clerk a statement in writing of his candidacy in substantially 
the following form : — 

Statement of Candidate. 

I, ( ), on oath declare Form of 

that I reside at (number, if any) on (name of street) in the ^*'**«'"®"*- 
city of Springfield, that I am a voter therein qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the hereinafter mentioned office; 
that I am a candidate for nomination for the office of (mayor, 
member of council or member of the school committee) for 
(state the term), to be voted for at the city primary election 
to be held on Tuesday, the day of 

19 , and I 

request that my name be printed as such candidate on the 
official ballot to be used at said city primary election. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Hampden ss. 
Subscribed and sworn to on this day of 

19 , , before me. 

(Signed) Justice of the Peace. 

(or Notary Public). 

Every such candidate for mayor shall at the same time petition to 
file with the said statement the petition of at least three stoTem^n"^ 
hundred voters of the city qualified to vote for a candidate 
for the said office, and every such candidate for member of 
council or school committee shall file the petition of at least 
one hundred voters of the city qualified to vote for a candi- 
date for that office. The petition shall be in substantially 
the following form : — 



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Form of 
petition 
accompanying 

statement. 



Petition Accompanying Statement of Candidate. 

\\liereas (name of candidate) is a candidate for nomination 
for the office of (mayor, member of the council or member 
of the school committee) for (state the term), we, the under- 
signed voters of the city of Springfield, duly qualified to 
vote for a candidate for the said office, do hereby request 
that the name of said (name of candidate), as a candidate 
for nomination for said office, be printed on the official 
ballots to be used at the city primary election to be held 
on the Tuesday of 

, 19 . We further state that we believe 

him to be of good moral character and qualified to perform 
the duties of the office. 



Xame of Voter. 



Street Number, if any. 



Street. 



No acceptance 
or oath needed. 



Women may be 
candidates for 
and vote for 
certain officers. 



Names of 
candidates to 
be published. 



No acceptance by a candidate for nomination named in 
the petition shall be necessary for its validity or for its filing, 
and the petition need not be sworn to. 

Section 17. Women who are qualified to vote for 
members of the school committee may be candidates for 
nomination for that office at any city primary election at 
which any candidate for nomination for that office is to be 
voted for, and, at such city primary election, may vote for 
candidates for nomination for that office, but for candidates 
for no other office. Women who are candidates for members 
of the school committee shall file the statement of a candi- 
date, and the petition accompanying the statement, herein- 
before required to be filed by male candidates for that 
office. 

Section IS. On the first day, not being Sunday or a 
legal holiday, following the expiration of the time for filing 
the above described statements and petitions, the city clerk 
shall cause to be published in one or more newspapers 
published in the city the names and residences of the candi- 
dates for nomination who have duly filed the above mentioned 
statements and petitions, and the offices and terms for which 
they are candidates for nomination, as they are to appear 
on the official ballots to be used at the city primary election. 



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The city clerk shall thereupon prepare the ballots to be used ^''prepl^re 
at the city primary election and shall cause them to be, °®<'''*^ ballots. 
printed, and the ballots so prepared shall be the official 
ballots, and the only ballots, used at such city primary 
election. They shall be headed as follows: 

Official Priimary Ballot. 

Candidates for nomination for mayor, members of the Form of official 
council and school committee of the city of Springfield at a p'"™^'"^ ^ °*- 
city primary election held on the 

day of in the year nineteen hundred 

and 

(The heading shall be varied in accordance with the 
offices for which nominations are to be made). 

Section 19. The name of each person who has filed a Names to be 
statement and accompanying petition as aforesaid, and his baUors. ""^ 
residence and the title and term of the office for which he is 
a candidate for nomination shall be printed on said ballots, 
and the names of no other candidates shall be printed thereon. 
Blank spaces shall be left at the end of each list of candidates 
for nomination for the different offices, equal to the number 
to be nominated therefor, in which the voter may insert the 
name of any person not printed on the ballot for whom he 
desires to vote for nomination for such office. There shall 
be printed on said ballot such directions as will aid the voter; 
for example, "vote for one", "vote for two", and the like. 
Special ballots shall be prepared in like manner and printed f„''/^'oJj|'en'to^ 
for the use of women qualified to vote for members of the vote for school 
school committee. The said special ballots shall be headed : 

Candidates for nomination for members of school com- 
mittee of the city of Springfield at a city primary election 
held on the day of 

, in the year nineteen hundred and 
; and shall contain the names 
and residences of the same candidates for nomination for 
member of the school committee as are on the regular official 
ballots furnished for such city primary election, and the 
title and term of that office. 

Section 20. No ballot used at any annual or special Political 
city election or at any city primary election shall have designations 
printed thereon any party or political designation or mark, 
and there shall not be appended to the name of any candi- 
date any such party or political designation or mark, or 



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Qualification 

of voters. 



Counting of 
ballots. 



Canvass of 
returns. 



Nominations, 
how deter- 
mined. 



Tie vote. 



Acceptance not 
required. 



Election, how 
determined. 



am'thing showing how he was nominated, or indicating his 
views or opinions. 

Section 21. Voters qualified to vote at city elections 
shall be qualified to vote at the city primary elections. 

Section 22. The election officers shall immediately, upon 
the closing of the polls at city primary elections, count the 
ballots and ascertain the number of votes cast in the voting 
places where they officiate for each person for nomination for 
each office, and shall make return thereof to the city clerk 
forthwith upon blanks to be furnished as in city elections. 

Section 2.3. On the first day, not being Sunday or a 
legal holiday, following the city primary election, the city 
clerk shall canvass the returns received from the election 
officers, and shall forthwith publish the result of the canvass 
in one or more newspapers published in said city. 

Section 24. The two persons receiving at a city primary 
election the highest number of votes for nomination for an 
office shall be the candidates and the only candidates for 
that office whose names shall be printed on the official 
ballots to be used at the annual or special city election for 
the making of nominations for which said city primary 
election was held, and if two or more persons are to be elected 
to the same office at such annual or special city election the 
several persons to a number equal to twice the number so 
to be elected receiving at such city primary election the 
highest number of votes for nomination for that office, or 
all such persons, if less than twice the number of those so 
to be elected, shall be the candidates, and the only candi- 
dates, for that office whose names shall be printed on the 
official ballots to be used at the annual or special city 
election. 

If the primary election results in a tie vote among can- 
didates for nomination receiving the smallest number of 
votes, which, but for the tie vote, would entitle the person 
receiving that number to have his name printed upon the 
official ballots for the election, all candidates participating 
in said tie vote shall have their names printed upon the 
official ballots, although thereby there be printed upon them 
names of candidates to a number exceeding twice the number 
to be elected. 

Section 25. No acceptance of a nomination made at a 
city primary election shall be necessary for its validity. 

Section 26. At city elections, other than the above 
described city primary elections, the person receiving the 



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highest number of votes for an office shall be deemed and 
declared elected to that office; and if two or more persons 
are to be elected to the same office, the several persons, to 
the number to be chosen to the office, receiving the highest 
number of votes shall be deemed and declared to be elected; 
but persons receiving the same number of votes shall not be 
deemed to be elected if thereby a greater nimiber would be 
elected than are by law to be chosen. On ballots to be used 
at annual or special city elections blank spaces shall be left 
at the end of each list of candidates for the different offices, 
equal to the number to be elected thereto, in which the 
voter may insert the name of any person not printed on the 
ballot for whom he desires to vote for such office. 

Section 27. Except as is otherwise provided in this act, ^fg-o^3°o^''i°"^ 
the laws of the commonwealth governing annual city elec- to apply. 
tions, special elections of city officers and special elections 
in cities shall, so far as they may be applicable, govern such 
elections in the said city. 

Organization. 

Section 28. On the first INIonday of January following city council. 
any regular city election the council shall meet at ten o'clock ^^'^^^^ 
A.M., unless some otlier hour of the day is fixed by the mayor, 
and the mayor-elect and council-elect shall be sworn to the 
faithful discharge of their duties by a justice of the peace, 
and a certificate that the oath has been taken shall be 
entered on the records of the council. At any time after the 
first meeting, the oath may be administered in tlie presence 
of the council to the mayor or to any councilman who was 
absent from said first meeting or who was subsequently 
elected. 
, Mayor. 

duties of ]vl\yor. 

Section 29. The mayor shall preside at all meetings Mayor, duties, 
of the council and shall perform such other duties con- '^^'^' 
sistent with his office as the council may impose. He shall 
have a vote therein but no power of veto. The title of 
mayor shall not be considered as conferring upon him any 
functions of a mayor under the general laws of the common- 
wealth inconsistent with the provisions of this act. The 
mayor shall be recognized as the official head of the city for 
purpose of civil process, for all purposes of military law 



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Salary. 



Proviso. 



and for all ceremonial purposes. During times of public 
danger or emergency the mayor may govern the city by 
proclamation, but the council shall be the judge of what 
constitutes such public danger or emergency. 

Salary of Mayor. 

Section 30. The salary of the mayor shall be fixed by 
the council but shall not exceed three thousand dollars per 
year; but the amount of the mayor's salary may be reduced 
by the council: provided, that no such reduction shall take 
effect during the term of office for which the mayor in office 
at the time of the reduction was chosen. 



Council. 



Council, powers 
and duties. 



City clerk, 
duties, etc. 



Council 
meetings. 



POWERS AND DUTIES. 

Section 31. The council shall have and exercise all 
legislative powers of towns and of the inhabitants thereof, 
and, except as is otherwise provided herein, shall have and 
exercise all powers given to selectmen of towns, to city 
councils, and to boards of aldermen under the general laws 
of the conunonwealth, and all powers given to or vested 
in the board of aldermen, the mayor and board of alder- 
men, the common council, and the city council of the city 
of Springfield, under and by virtue of any special laws 
relating to the town or city of Springfield and not incon- 
sistent herewith. 

CITY CLERK. 

Section 32. The city clerk shall be ex officio clerk of 
the council and shall attest all ordinances, resolutions and 
orders. He shall keep the records of the council and shall 
perform all duties and exercise all powers incumbent upon 
or vested in the city clerk by this charter and by the laws 
of the commonwealth. In case of a vacancy in the office, or 
of the temporary absence or disability of the city clerk, the 
council may elect a clerk pro tempore who shall be duly 
sworn. 

coLTsrciL meetings. 

Section 33. The council shall prescribe the time and 
place of its meetings, and the manner in which special 
meetings may be called. A majority of all the members 
shall constitute a quorum to do business, but a less number 
may adjourn. All meetings of the council shall be public, 



measures. 



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and all records and minutes of the council shall be open to 
public inspection. The council shall act by ordinance, 
resolution, or order and shall adopt rules for the conduct of 
its business. No ordinance shall be passed finally on the Passage of 
day on which it is introduced, nor less than six days there- 
after, except in cases of special emergency involving the 
health or safety of the people or their property. 

No ordinance shall be regarded as an emergency measure Emergency 
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 city council. 

No ordinance making a grant, renewal, or extension, what- Granting of 
ever its nature, of any franchise or special privilege shall howVade^**''' 
be passed as an emergency measure, and, except as is pro- 
vided in chapter one hundred and twenty-two of the Re- 
vised 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 
fom'teen and acts in amendment thereof and in addition 
thereto, no such grant, renewal or extension shall be made 
otherwise than by ordinance. 

No ordinance or part thereof shall be amended or annulled of™?dfilancea. 
except by an ordinance adopted in accordance with the pro- 
visions of this act, or by referendum as hereinafter provided. 

Ordinances — Time of Taking Effect. 

Section 34. Ordinances (a) making appropriations and Jg™® °^ *^'^'°^ 
the annual tax le\y, (b) relative to local improvements and 
assessments therefor, and (c) emergency ordinances, shall 
take effect immediately upon their passage. All other 
ordinances enacted by the council shall take effect thirty 
days after their passage, unless a later date is fixed therein, 
or it is otherwise provided in this charter. Ordinances or 
other measures adopted by the voters of the city under the 
initiative, or approved by the voters of the city when sub- 
mitted under the referendum, shall take eft'ect at the time 
fixed therein; and, if no such time is fixed therein, at the 
date of their adoption. 

At any time within ten days after the passage of any objections to 
ordinance which does not take effect immediately, any may be filed, 
member of the council may file in writing objections to the ®**'' 
ordinance which shall be considered and voted upon by the 
council at its next regular meeting. If a majority shall vote 



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to sustain the objections, the ordinance shall not take effect 
unless again passed in the same manner as a new ordinance. 
If a majority shall vote not to sustain the objections, the 
same shall have no effect on the ordinance. The objections, 
together with the vote thereon, shall be kept on record. 

Upon the request of any member the ayes and nays shall 
be taken and recorded upon any action or resolution. 



City manager 
and planning 
board, election, 
etc. 



Council to elect City IManagek and Planning Board. 

Section 35. As soon as possible after assuming office, 
the council first elected under this charter shall, by vote of 
a majority thereof, elect a city manager, who shall hold 
oSice, unless sooner removed by the council, until his suc- 
cessor is appointed and qualified. The council shall also 
elect a city planning board. Vacancies arising in the above 
offices shall be filled by a majority vote of the council. 



City clerk and 
city auditor. 



Registrars of 
voters. 



Budget. 



City Clerk and City Alt)itor. 

Section 36. As soon as possible after assuming office, 
the council first elected under this charter shall, by a vote 
of a majority of all its members, elect a city auditor and a 
city clerk, who shall hold office for a term of three years 
from the first day of February following their election, and 
until their successors are elected and qualified, and there- 
after in every third year, during the month of January, the 
council shall elect a city auditor and a city clerk to serve 
for the term of three years from the first day of February 
following their election. A'^acancies arising in the above 
offices shall be filled by a majority vote of the council. 

Registrars of Voters. 

Section 37. The board of registrars of voters in office 
at the time of the adoption of the charter shall continue in 
office. Vacancies caused by expiration of term of members 
shall be filled by the mayor with the approval of the council. 

Budget. 

Section 38. The fiscal year of the city shall end on the 
thirty-first day of December. On or before the fifteenth day 
of January of each year, the city manager shall submit to 
the mayor an estimate of the expenditures and revenues of 
the city departments for the year. This estimate shall 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 415 

be compiled from detailed information obtained from the 
several departments on uniform blanks to be fm-nished by 
the city manager. The classification of the estimate of ex- 
penditm-es shall be as nearly uniform as possible for the 
main functional divisions of all departments. Copies of all 
such estimates shall be prepared in such number that there 
may be copies on file in the office of the city clerk for in- 
spection by the public. 

TlL\NSFER OF ApPROPRLVTIONS. 

Section 39. The council may transfer money appro- Transfer of 
priated for the use of one department, division or purpose ^pp''"^'"'^ ^°^- 
to any other department, division, or purpose. 

Liability not to exceed Balance. 

Section 40. At the close of each fiscal year the un- Liability not 
encumbered balance of each appropriation shall revert to anceolappro- 
the respective fund from which it was appropriated as here- p'''^*'°°- 
inbefore provided, and any balance at any time remaining 
after the purposes of the appropriation shall have been 
satisfied or abandoned, may from time to time be appro- 
priated by the council. No money shall be drawn from the 
treasury of the city, nor shall any obligation for the ex- 
penditure of money be incurred, except pursuant to the 
appropriations made by the council, and no obligation shall 
be incurred against an appropriation in excess of the un- 
enciunbered balance thereof: j^rovided, however, that during Proviso, 
the period after the expiration of any fiscal year, and before 
the regular annual appropriations have been made by the 
council, liabilities may be incurred and expenditures may 
be made payable out of the regular annual appropriations 
to an amount not exceeding in any one month the sums 
spent for similar purposes during any one month of the 
preceding year; and the council may expend in any one 
month for any officer or board created by it an amount not 
exceeding one twelfth of the estimated cost for that year; 
but all interest and debt falling due in the said period shall 
be paid. 

Salaries fixed by Council. 

Section 41. The council shall fix the compensation of ^^^^^^' *° ^'^ 
all heads of departments and sub-departments, and of all 
subordinate officers, assistants, and employees in the service 



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May create 
new depart- 
ments, etc. 



of the city, except as provided in section sixty-one of Part I 
of this act. It shall have power by ordinance to create and 
abolish all such subordinate officers, places and employ- 
ments in the service of the city, not specifically required by 
this charter, as it may deem necessary for efficient and 
economical administration, and it shall have power by 
ordinance to fix the compensation of the holders of all such 
subordinate offices, places and emplo^inents. At any time 
after one year from the time when this charter shall take 
effect the council may create or discontinue any depart- 
ment, and may determine, combine and distribute the 
functions and duties of departments, sub-departments, and 
sub-divisions thereof. 



May conduct 
investigations. 



City manager. 



Powers of Investigation. 

Section 42. The council, or any committee thereof duly 
authorized by the council so to do, may investigate the 
financial transactions of any office or department of the city 
government and the official acts and conduct of any official. 
In conducting such investigations, the council or any com- 
mittee thereof may compel the attendance of witnesses and 
the production of books, papers and other evidence, and 
for that purpose may issue subpoenas or attachments which 
shall be signed by the presiding officer of the council or the 
chairman of the committee, as the case may be, which may 
be served and executed by any officer authorized by law to 
serve civil process. 

City Manager. 

Section 4.3. The city manager shall be the adminis- 
trative head of the municipal government and shall be re- 
sponsible for the efficient administration of all departments. 
He shall receive such salary as may be fixed by the council. 



Powers and 
duties. 



PowTiRS AND Duties of City Manager. 

Section 44. The powers and duties of the city manager 
shall be: 

(a) To see that the laws and ordinances are enforced. 

(b) To appoint and remove, except as is otherwise pro- 
vided herein, all heads of departments, and all subordinate 
officers and employees in the departments in both the 
classified and unclassified service. All such appointments 
shall be upon merit and fitness alone, and the appointees 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 417 

shall hold office, unless sooner removed, until their successors 
are appointed and qualified: provided, hmvever, that in the Proidso. 
classified service all appointments and removals shall be 
subject to the civil service laws and regulations of the com- 
monwealth. 

(c) To cause to be prepared a code of business procedure 
providing for the operation of the several administrative 
departments and for the efficient administration of their 
powers. 

(d) To attend all meetings of the council with the right 
to take part in the discussion, but not to vote. 

(e) To recommend to the council for adoption such 
measiu'es as he may deem necessary or expedient. 

(/) To keep the council fully advised as to the financial 
condition and needs of the city, and 

(g) To perform such other duties as may be prescribed by 
this charter or be required by ordinance or resolution of the 
council. 

City Solicitor. 

Section 45. As soon as possible after assuming office city solicitor, 
the mayor shall appoint a city solicitor, who shall receive '^pp'"^*™®"*- 
such salary as the council may determine and who shall 
serve during the pleasure of the mayor. 

Section 46. The city manager may, without notice, city manager 
cause the affairs of any department or the conduct of any Se^anmraTs! 
officer or employee to be examined. Any person or persons 
appointed by the city manager to examine the affairs of any 
department or the conduct of any officer or employee shall 
have the same power to compel the attendance of witnesses 
and the production of books, papers and other evidence, as 
is herein conferred upon the council. 

Departments. 

Section 47. The administration of all affairs of the city, Departments. 
except those pertaining to and under the supervision and 
care of the school committee, shall be' divided into fom' 
departments, which shall be constituted as follows: — 

1. department of public welfare. 

The department of public welfare shall include the follow- PubUc welfare, 
ing sub-departments, which shall be called bureaus, and all 
boards and officers connected therewith, to wit: — 



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Public welfare. 



1. Bureau of health, including therein division of in- 
spection, medical service and hospitals. 

2. Bureau of charities, including therein division of relief 
and improvement of the condition of the poor, and division 
of institutions. 

3. Bureau of parks, including therein division of forestry. 

4. Bureau of recreation and playgrounds. 

5. Bureau of miscellaneous inspection. 



2. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY. 

Public safety. i^g department of public safety shall include the follow- 
ing sub-departments, which shall be called bureaus, and all 
boards and officers connected therewith, to wit: — 

1. Bureau of police. 

2. Bureau of fire. 

3. Bureau of building inspection. 

4. Bureau of licenses. 



Public works. 



3. DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The department of public works shall include the following 
sub-departments which shall be called bureaus, and all 
boards and officers connected therewith, to wit: — 

1. Bureau of streets. 

2. Bureau of sewers. 

3. Bureau of engineering. 

4. Bureau of street lighting. 

5. Bureau of public buildings. 

6. Bureau of water supply. 



Finance. 



4. DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE. 

The department of finance shall include the following sub- 
departments, which shall be called bureaus, and all boards 
and officers connected therewith, to wit: — 

1. Bureau of assessment, in charge of three assessors. 

2. Bureau of treasury and collection. 

3. Bureau of purchases and stores. 



Directors, 
duties, etc. 



Duties of Directors. 

Section 48. Each department shall be conducted by a 
director, under the general supervision and control of the 
city manager in all matters. The director of each depart- 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371.— Part I. 419 

ment shall serve during the pleasure of the city manager, 
and shall be responsible for the conduct of the officers and 
employees of his department, for the performance of its 
business, and for the custody and preservation of all books, 
papers, records and property under its control. He shall 
have the management and care of all property pertaining 
to his department. 

Department of Public Welfare. 

Section 49. Subject to the supervision and control of ^u^f^i^^weUare 
the city manager in all matters, the director of public welfare duties, powers', 
shall manage all charitable institutions and agencies be- 
longing to the city, and shall supervise the use of parks and 
playgrounds and all other recreation facilities. He shall 
enforce all laws, ordinances, and regulations relative to the 
preservation and promotion of the public health, the pre- 
vention and restriction of disease, the prevention, abate- 
ment and suppression of nuisances, and the sanitary in- 
spection and supervision of the production, transportation, 
storage and sale of food and food stuffs, and miscellaneous 
inspections. He shall cause a complete and accurate system 
of vital statistics to be kept. In time of epidemic he may 
enforce such quarantine and isolation regulations as he may 
deem appropriate to the emergency. He shall provide for 
the study of and research into the causes of poverty, de- 
linquency, crime, disease, and other social problems of the 
community in those matters which affect the public welfare. 
He shall have all the powers given by the laws of the com- 
monwealth to health officers or boards of health of mu- 
nicipalities, and he shall enforce all laws and ordinances 
relating to health. 

Department of Public Safety. 

Section 50. Subject to the supervision and control of Director of 
the city manager in all matters, the director of public safety duties, powers, 
shall be the executive head of the bureaus of police, fire, 
building inspection, and licenses. He shall also be the chief 
administrative authority in all matters affecting the in- 
spection and regulation of the erection, maintenance, repair 
and occupancy of buildings under the laws of the common- 
wealth and the ordinances of the council. 



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Director of 
public works, 
duties, powers, 
etc. 



Department of Public Works. 

Section 51. Subject to the supervision and control of 
the city manager in all matters, the director of public works 
shall have charge of the actual work of the construction, 
alteration, and repair of all public roads and buildings; 
he shall have general management and control of the con- 
struction, improvement, repair and maintenance of high- 
ways, bridges, streets, sidewalks, sewers, drains, all buildings 
and grounds belonging to the city or dedicated to city use, 
except parks and playgrounds, and of all other public utilities 
of the city. He shall have general management and control 
of the city water supply and of all property pertaining 
thereto. He shall have charge of the enforcement of all 
obligations of privately or publicly owned or operated 
utilities enforceable by the city. He shall have charge of 
the making and preservation of all surveys, plans, maps, 
drawings and estimates for public works. He shall have 
charge of the actual work of cleaning, sprinkling, and lighting 
the public streets, and public places; of the collection and 
disposal of waste; of the preservation of contracts, papers, 
plans, tools, and appliances belonging to the city and per- 
taining to the department. 



Director of 
finance, duties, 
powers, etc. 



Department of Finance. 

Section 52. Subject to the supervision and control of 
the city manager in all matters, the director of finance shall 
have general charge and control of the keeping of all accounts 
and the custody of all public moneys of the city, of the 
making and collection of all special assessments, of the 
assessment and collection of taxes, of the payment of pensions, 
and of the purchase, storage and distribution of all supplies 
and stores pertaining to the several departments. He shall 
perform all the duties and exercise all the powers imposed 
and conferred by laAV upon city treasiu-ers and assessors. 

The director of finance shall each month have printed a 
detailed itemized statement of all revenue accruals and 
expenses of the city during the preceding month, in such 
manner as to show the gross revenue and expense of each 
department of the city; a general statement of the assets 
and liabilities of the city; and a statement sho\nng the 
exact condition of the different funds of the city. He shall 
furnish copies thereof to all members of the council, to all 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 421 

heads of departments, to the pubhc Hbrary, to the daily 
newspapers published in the city, and to persons who shall 
apply therefor at his office. The provisions of this section 
shall apply to the school department and to the school 
committee, and all heads of departments; and the school 
committee shall furnish the director of finance with all such 
information, facts, figures and data as may be necessary to 
carry out the provisions of this section so far as it applies 
to their respective departments. 

Bureau of Purchase and Stores. 

Section 53. The head of the bureau of purchases and ^ur^g^uof 
stores shall purchase all materials and supplies for all de- purchases and 
partments and sub-divisions of departments of the city, and power's, etc. ' 
shall have charge of their storage and distribution. Pur- 
chases of materials and supplies shall be made only upon 
the written order of the director of the department to which 
the purchase relates, or, if the purchase relates to the school 
department, upon the written order of the person authorized 
by the school committee. No contract for the purchase of 
materials or supplies involving an expenditure of one thou- 
sand dollars or more shall be binding upon the city unless 
made after competitive bids based upon proposals advertised 
in at least two daily newspapers published in the city. The 
council may, by ordinance not inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this act, prescribe the manner in which such pro- 
posals shall be further advertised, and bids received. No Approval of 
contract for the purchase of materials or supplies involving gnan^'re^ 
an expenditure of less than one thousand dollars shall be ^"''■^■ 
binding upon the city unless made with the Avritten approval 
of the director of finance. 

Directors to Employ Labor. 

Section 54. The several directors of departments and oHat'"^''*' 
the officers having charge of sub-departments shall, within 
their respective sub-departments, employ all labor, make 
and execute all necessary contracts, except for the purchase 
of materials and supplies, and shall, under the supervision 
of the director of the department, have the care, custody 
and management of all public works, institutions, buildings 
and other property. 

All contracts involving an ex-penditure of five hundred Sapp'rovfc^er- 
dollars or over shall be in writing and shall be approved by *^'° contracts. 
the city manager. 



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Bonds to be Furnished by Certain Officers. 

to fwQis'if "^^ Section 55. The city manager shall require the director 
bonds. of finance and all other officers within the department of 

finance intrusted with the receipt, care, and disbursement 
of money, to give bonds, in such sums and with such sureties 
as shall be satisfactory to him and as shall be approved by 
the city solicitor, for the faithful discharge of their respective 
duties. 

Duties of City Officers. 

duties^tc"' Section 56. All sub-departments, officers and boards 

shall perform all duties prescribed by law for them re- 
spectively, and such further duties, not inconsistent with 
the nature of their respective offices, with the general laws, 
or the provisions of this charter, as the council may by 
ordinance prescribe. All administrative officers and boards 
shall keep a record of their official transactions. All taxes 
and other revenues, including fees received by any depart- 
ment or administrative officer, shall be paid to the head of 
the bureau of treasm-y and collection who shall perform all 
duties and exercise all powers imposed or conferred by law 
upon collectors of taxes. 

City Auditor. 
City auditor. Section 57. The city auditor shall make a continuous 
audit of the books of account, records and transactions of 
all administrative departments and sub-departments of the 
city, and shall report thereon to the council annually, and 
to the council or city manager upon request. All accounts 
rendered to or kept in the departments of the city shall be 
subject to the inspection and revision of the auditor, and 
shall be rendered and kept in such form as the director of 
finance shall prescribe. 



City solicitor, 
duties, powers, 
etc. 



City Solicitor. 

Section 58. The city solicitor shall have general charge 
and control of all matters pertaining to the law department 
of the city. He shall have power to appoint, suspend and 
remove such assistants as the council may, by ordinance, 
provide. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 423 



School Committee. 

Section 59. The management and care of the public School 
schools of the city and of the property pertaining thereto 
shall be vested in the school committee elected in accordance 
with the provisions of this act. 

Organization. 

Section 60. The school committee shall meet for Organization. 
organization on the first INIonday in January in each year. 
The committee shall determine the rules for its proceedings. 
A majority of the whole number provided to be elected shall 
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but a 
less number may adjourn. The members shall be sworn to 
the faithful discharge of their duties. 

Superintendent of Schools. 

Section 61. The school committee shall elect a superin- superintendent 
tendent of schools who shall appoint such assistants, teachers, °^ s'^^'^^^- 
and employees as the school committee may deem necessary 
for the proper conduct of the public schools. The superin- 
tendent shall prescribe the duties of such assistants, teachers 
and employees, and, subject to the provisions of section 
sixty-two, the school committee shall fix their compensation. 

Estimate to be submitted by School Committee. 

Section 62. On or before the fifteenth day of January school commit- 
in each year the school committee shall submit to the council estimate. ™'* 
an estimate in detail of the amount deemed by it necessary 
for its purposes during the succeeding fiscal year. 

No Liabilities beyond Appropriations. 

Section 63. The school committee shall cause no lia- Not to incur 
bility to be incurred and no expenditure to be made for any be von*cf appro- 
purpose beyond the appropriation which may be made P"ations. 
therefor by the council, except that during the period after 
the expiration of any fiscal year and before tlie regular 
annual appropriations have been made by the council, 
liabilities may be incurred and expenditures may be made 
payable out of the regular annual appropriations to an 
amount not exceeding in any month sums spent for similar 



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purposes during any one month of the preceding year; or 
there may be expended in any one month for any officer or 
board created by law an amount not exceeding one tenth 
of the estimated cost for that year. 



New ach(X)l 
buildings. 



New School Buildings. 

Section 64. Whenever, in the opinion of the school 
committee a new schoolhouse is needed, or material altera- 
tions in a school building are needed, the committee shall 
send a communication to the council calling attention to 
the need and stating the reasons therefor. 



Purchase of 
school sites. 



Purchase of School Sites. 

Section 65. 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 therefor is first obtained. 



Meetings and 
records to be 
open to public. 



Meetings and Records open to Public. 

Section 66. All regular meetings or sessions of the school 
committee shall be open to the public. A journal of its 
proceedings shall be kept, which journal shall be open to 
public inspection at all reasonable times. 



Planning Board. 



Plannin: 
boaxd. 



Section 67. It shall be the duty of the planning board 
to make careful studies of the resources, possibilities and 
needs of the city, particularly with respect to circumstances 
which may be injurious to the public health or otherwise 
injurious in and about rented dwellings, and to make plans 
for the development of the municipality with special reference 
to the laying out of streets and public grounds and the 
proper housing of the inhabitants. The planning board 
shall make a report annually to the council giving informa- 
tion regarding the condition of the city, and plans or pro- 
posals for the development of the city, and estimates of the 
cost thereof. The planning board shall file a copy of all 
wH^'hoSead reports made by it with the homestead commission of the 
commonwealth, and shall perform all otlier duties that 



To file copy 
of all reports 



commission. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 425 

may be prescribed for planning boards of cities and towns 
by the general laws of the commonwealth. 

The planning board shall serve dm-ing the pleasiu-e of the 
council and may expend such moneys as may be appro- 
priated by the council. 

Interest of Officers in Contracts. 
Section 68. It shall be unlawful for the mayor or for Certain 

1 p 1 1 •! 11 •j.j. r officials not to 

a member oi the council or school committee, or tor any niake or siiare 
officer or employee of the city, dhectly or indirectly, to etc?rScity. 
make 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 a contract, unless the mayor, member, 
officer or employee immediately upon learning of the ex- 
istence of such contract or that such contract is proposed, 
shall notify In writing the mayor, council or school com- 
mittee of the nature of his interest in the contract, and shall 
abstain from doing any official act on behalf of the city In 
reference thereto. In case such interest exists on the part 
of an officer whose duty it Is to sign the contract on behalf 
of the city, the contract may be signed by any other officer 
of the city duly authorized thereto by the council: pro- Proviso. 
vided, however, that when a contractor with, the city is a 
corporation or a voluntary stock association, tlie 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 affect the validity of the contract imless 
the owner of such stock or shares is also an ofiicer 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 Penalty, 
the contract In respect to which such violation occurs void- 
able at the option of the city. Any person violating the 
provisions of this section shall 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 imprison- 
ment. 

IN^TL\TIVE ANT) ReFERENDUTVI. 

Section 69. At the request of any registered voter of initiative and 
the city, the city clerk shall deliver to him a sufficient number 
of copies of petitions requesting the council to pass any 



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procidings. measure therein to be set forth or designated, or petitions 
protesting against the passage by the council of any measure 
therein to be set forth or designated. Such petitions shall 
be issued by the city clerk with his signature and official 
seal thereto attached; they shall be dated and addressed to 
the council; shall contain the name of the person to whom 
issued, the number of the form so issued, a clear statement 
of the object therein sought; and a copy of the petition 
shall be entered in a record book to be kept in the office of 
the city clerk. Any defect in said form or record shall not 
invalidate the same. Said petitions, before being returned 
and filed, shall be signed by registered voters to the number 
required in each case, as hereinafter provided, and to every 
such signature shall be attached tlie signer's place of resi- 
dence, giving the street and number, if any. The signatures 
need not all be on one paper. One of the signers of every 
such paper shall make an affida\at thereto that each signa- 
ture appended to the paper is the genuine signature of the 
person whose name it purports to be. All such papers shall 
be fastened together and filed as one instrument, with the 
indorsements thereon of the names and addresses of three 
persons designated as filing the same. 

Verification of Petition. 

vlrifiid".*"^^ Section 70. Within ten days after the filing of such a 
petition, the city clerk shall ascertain by examination thereof 
and of the registration books and election returns, whether 
the petition is signed by the requisite number of registered 
voters, and shall attach thereto a certificate showing the 
result of his examination. He shall, if necessary, be allowed 
extra assistance for this purpose by the council. If his 
certificate shows the petition to be insufficient, he shall, 
within the said ten days, notify in writing one or more of 
the persons designated on the petition as filing the same; 
and the petition may be amended at any time within ten 
days after the giving of said notice. The city clerk shall, 
within ten days after any such amendment, make like 
examination of the amended petition, and attach thereto 
his certificate of the result. If the petition is still insufficient, 
or if no such amendment is made, he shall return the petition 
to one of the persons designated thereon as filing it, without 
prejudice, however, to the filing of a new petition. If the 
petition or amended petition shall be found and certified by 
the city clerk to be sufficient, he shall submit the same 
with his certificate to the council without delay. 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 427 



Initiative. 

Section 71. Any proposed ordinance may be submitted gubmft™^^ 
to the council by the registered voters of the city as here- ordinances. 
inafter provided. 

Petitions. 

Section 72. Upon submission to the council by the city Petitions. 
clerk of a petition, duly signed by at least twenty-five per 
cent and less than forty per cent of the registered voters, 
requesting the council to pass any measure therein set 
forth, the council, provided that such measure be one which 
it has a legal right to pass, shall pass the measure within 
twenty days after the attachment of the city clerk's cer- 
tificate of sufficiency to the petition, or shall submit the 
same to the registered voters at the next regular city election : 
provided, however, that if the said petition shall be duly proviso, 
signed by at least forty per cent of the registered voters, 
the council shall either pass said measure within twenty 
days or shall submit the same to the registered voters at a 
special election to be called and held within ninety days 
after the attachment of the certificate of sufficiency, unless 
a regular city election is to be held within the said time. 

The votes upon the said measure at a regular city election Form of 
shall be taken by ballot in answer to the question, "Shall 'i"'^^t'°^^- 
the measure (stating the nature of the same) be passed?" 
which shall be printed on the ballots after the list of candi- 
dates, if there be any. If a majority of the registered voters 
voting on the proposed measure shall vote in favor thereof, 
it shall thereupon become a valid and binding measure of 
the city, and no such measure passed as, aforesaid by the 
council upon petition, or which shall be adopted as aforesaid 
at any such regular city election or special election, shall be 
repealed or amended except by the registered voters of the 
city at a regular city election or a special election. The 
council may submit a proposition for the repeal of any 
such measure, or for amendment thereof, to be voted upon 
at any succeeding regular election; and should the propo- 
sition as submitted receive a majority of the votes cast 
thereon at the election the measure shall thereby be repealed 
or amended accordingly. The vote upon such repeal or 
amendment at the regular city election shall be taken by 
ballot in answer to the question, "Shall the measure (stating 
the nature of the same) be repealed or amended (stating 
the nature of the amendment)?" which shall be printed 



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Publication 
cf measure 
by city clerk. 



on the ballots after the list of candidates, if there be any. 
Whenever any such measure or proposition is required by 
this act to be submitted at any election as aforesaid, the 
city clerk shall cause the same to be published in such of 
the daily newspapers published in tlie city as the council 
may determine; such publication to be not more than 
twenty nor less than five days before the submission of the 
measure or proposition to be voted on. Any measure passed 
under the provisions of this section by the council or by the 
A^oters may prescribe such penalty for its violation as the 
council, after this act takes effect, shall have a right to affix 
to a like measure for a breach thereof. 



Referexduai. 

Sdh^Me"^™"^ Section 73. Any ordinance passed by the council may 
be referred to the registered voters of the citv as hereinafter 



Petitions for 
referendxim. 



Proviso. 



Form of 
question. 



provided. 



Petitions for a Referendum. 



Section 74. Upon submission to the council by the city 
clerk, within thirty days after the passage of any measure, 
of a petition duly signed by at least twenty per cent of the 
registered voters and protesting against the passage of the 
measure therein set forth or designated, the measure shall 
be suspended from going into operation, and the council 
shall reconsider the same, and, if it is not wholly repealed, 
forthwith submit it to the registered voters at a special 
election: provided, however, that if a regular city election is 
to be held within ninety days after the attachment of the 
certificate of sufficiency the council shall submit the measure 
to the registered voters at such regular city election. The 
said measure shall not take effect or become operative unless 
it receives a majority of the votes cast thereon. The votes 
upon such a measure at a regular city election or special 
election shall be taken by ballot in answer to the question, 
"Shall the measure (stating the nature of same) take effect?" 
which shall be printed on the ballot after the list of candi- 
dates, if there be any. 



Offices and Officers to Continue. 

Exbtin? offices Section 75. All pcrsous holding office at the time when 
continue. this act takcs effect shall continue in office and in the per- 

formance of their duties until other provision shall have 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part I. 429 

been made, in accordance with the provisions of this charter, 
for the performance or discontinuance of the duties of any , 
such office. When, in the opinion of the council, such pro- 
vision has been made, the term of any such officer shall 
expire and the office be abolished. 

The powers conferred and the duties imposed upon any Transfer of 
officer, board, commission, or department of the city under dutiefof a'de- 
the laws of the commonwealth, shall, if such officer, board, whenaboUshed. 
commission, or department is abolished by this charter, be 
thereafter exercised and discharged by the officer, board, 
or department in whom are vested corresponding functions, 
duties and powers under the provisions of this charter. 

Termination of Certain Offices. 

Section 76. At ten o'clock in the forenoon of the first Terms of cer- 
Monday of January, nineteen hundred and eighteen, the end. ° *'*" *° 
city council, board of aldermen and common council shall 
be abolished, and the terms of office which the mayor, 
aldermen, conmaon councilmen and members of the school 
committee are then serving shall terminate. 

When Charter shall Take Effect. 

Section 77. For the purpose of nominating and electing Time of taking 
officers, Part I of this act shall, if adopted by the registered ^ ^'^^' 
voters of the city as provided in Part III, take effect in the 
year nineteen hundred and seventeen, and for all other 
purposes shall take effect on the first jNIonday of January, 
nineteen hundred and eighteen. If not so adopted, it shall 
not take effect. 

Repeal of Inconsistent Acts. 

Section 78. All special acts and parts of special acts Repeal. 
applying to the city of Springfield inconsistent herewith 
are hereby repealed, and all general acts and parts of general 
acts inconsistent herewith shall not apply to the city of 
Springfield: i:)rovided, hoivever, that this repeal shall not Provisos. 
affect any act done or any right accruing, accrued, or estab- 
lished, or any suit or proceeding had or begun in any civil 
case before the time when such repeal takes effect, and that 
no offences committed and no penalty or forfeitures in- 
curred under the acts or parts of acts hereby repealed shall 
be affected by the repeal; and provided, ako, tliat all ordi- 



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Proviso. 



nances of the city of Springfield in force at the time when 
the said repeal takes effect, and not inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act, shall continue in force until the same 
are repealed or amended, and all officers elected under such 
ordinances shall continue in office according to the tenure 
thereof, except as is otherwise provided herein, and pro- 
vided, further, that nothing herein contained shall in any 
way affect the civil service laws or regulations. 



Certain terms 
defined. 



PART II. PLAN 11. FEDERAL PLAN. 
Definitions. 

Section 1. The following words and phrases as used in 
this charter shall, unless a contrary intention clearly appears, 
have the following meanings, respectively : — 

The phrase "regular municipal election" shall mean the 
annual election of municipal ofiicers for which provision is 
made in this charter. 

The words "officer", "ofiicers" and "administrative 
oJBBcers", when used without qualification or description, 
shall mean any person or persons in charge of any depart- 
ment, bureau or division of the city. The said words when 
used in contrast with a board or members of a board, or 
with bureau or division heads, shall mean any of the persons 
in sole charge of a department of the city. 

The word "ordinance" shall mean a vote or order of the 
mayor and city council entitled "ordinance" and designed 
for the permanent regulation of any matter within the 
jurisdiction of the mayor and city council as laid down in 
this charter. 

The term "registered voter" shaH mean a voter qualified 
to vote for elective officers. 



Powers of city 
defined. 



Legislative 
powers to con- 
tinue. 



Powt:rs of City. 

Section 2. The inhabitants of the city of Springfield 
shall continue to be a municipal corporation under the name 
of the City of Springfield, and as such shall have, exercise 
and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers and pri\aleges, 
and shall be subject to all the duties, liabilities and obliga- 
tions provided for herein or other^\^se pertaining to or in- 
cumbent upon said city as a municipal corporation. 

Section 3. None of the legislative powers of the city 
shall be abridged or impaired by the provisions of this 



Special Acts, 1916. — Chap. 371. — Part II. 431 

charter, but all such powers shall be possessed and exercised 
by such body as shall be the legislative body of the city 
under the provisions of this charter. 

Continuance of Ward Boundaries. 

Section 4. The territory of the city shall continue to Ward bounda- 
be divided into the same number of wards existing at the unchanged. 
time of the adoption of this charter, which wards shall 
retain their boundaries until the same shall be changed 
under the general law relating thereto in any year fixed by 
law for a new di\dsion of cities by wards. 

NUTVIBER AND TeRM OF COUNCIL. 

Section 5. The legislative powers of the cit}' shall be council, term, 
vested in a city council which shall be composed of eleven ®*''^' 
members of whom one shall be elected from each ward by 
and from the qualified voters of that ward, and the remain- 
ing members shall be elected at large by and from the quali- 
fied voters of the city. One of its members shall be elected 
by the council annually as its president. Except as is other- 
wise pro\aded herein, members of the council shall hold 
oflSce for the term of two years and until tlieir successors 
are elected and qualified. 

Council, how elected. 

Section 6. In the year nineteen hundred and seventeen Election of 
there shall be elected at the regular city election eleven <='ty co^'"=ii. 
members of the council. The members elected from wards 
one, two, three, four and five shall be elected to serve for 
one year, and those elected from wards sLx, seven, eight and 
at large shall be elected to serve for two years from the first 
Monday of January following their election and until their 
successors are elected and qualified; and at each annual 
city election thereafter the members of the council elected to 
fill vacancies caused by the expiration of the terms of members 
shall be elected to serve for two years. 

Mayor, 
term of office. 

Section 7. There shall be a mayor, elected by and tgr^*"'^t^J®*'*'°°' 
from the qualified voters of the city, who shall be the chief 
executive officer of the city. He shall hold office for the 



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School commit- 
tee, term, etc. 



term of two years from the first Monday of January follow- 
ing his election and until his successor is elected and quali- 
fied. 

School Coimmittee — Nuiviber and Term. 

Section 8. The school committee shall consist of eight 
members of whom one shall be elected from each ward by 
and from the voters of that ward qualified b}' the general 
laws to vote for members of the school committee, and the 
mayor who shall be ex officio chairman and who shall have 
the right to vote therein. Except as is otherwise provided 
herein, members of the school committee shall hold office for 
the term of three years and until their successors are elected 
and qualified. 



Election of 
school com- 
mittee. 



School Committee — how elected. 

Section 9. In the year nineteen hundred and seven- 
teen there shall be elected at the regular city election eight 
members of the school committee. Those elected from 
wards one, two and three shall serve for one year; those 
elected from wards four, five and six shall serve for two 
years; and those elected from wards seven and eight shall 
serve for three years from the first ^Monday of January 
following their election and until their successors are elected 
and qualified, and at each annual city election thereafter 
the members of the school committee elected to fill vacancies 
caused by the expiration of the terms of members shall be 
elected to serve for three years. 



Vacancies. 



Vacancies. 

Section 10. Vacancies in an elective office shall be 
filled at the next annua